Mary C. Findley

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They say write what you know. Mary C. Findley has poured her real life into her writing -- From the cover designs inspired by her lifelong art studies to the love of pets and country life that worm their way into her historicals. The never-say-die heroes in her twenty-some fiction works are inspired by her husband, a crazy smart man with whom she co-writes science and history-based nonfiction. These works were jump-started by a deep awareness of the dangers in our future if we don't understand ideological enemies rooted in the past. She's a strong believer in helping others and also has books about publishing advice and the need to have strong standards in reading and writing.

She has traveled internationally and around the lower 48 and Canada multiple times. Anecdotes from her small town life, college experiences, European, Canadian, and south-of-the border travels, as well as adventures as shotgun rider in a tractor trailer fill her contemporary works. She has also donned the cloak of alt-Victorian adventuress as Sophronia Belle Lyon, steampunk writer with her own League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (and ladies) from the great 1800s novelists. In all her works you will find faith, family, friendship and fulfilling stories. Do come have a look!

Praise for Benny and the Bank Robber: "Looked like a kids book. It really surprised me with a lot of interesting twists and being deeply spiritual."

Chasing the Texas Wind: "This story has many twists and turns throughout the plot and keeps the reader on their toes and they struggle, along with the characters, to solve the mystery of this intriguing tale."

Antidisestablishmentarianism: "This book will give you all the ammunition you need to get yourself straightened out and those you know and love. I recommend you get it and read it."

Fifty Shades of Faithful: "I liked the way the characters were not one dimensional but complicated, especially the men in the stories."

The Baron's Ring: "What I got was a story unlike any other. A story of love of family, love of community, a love of people...all intertwined with the love of God and sharing that love. I just could not put it down."

Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion: "For those who love medieval history, the Crusader period in England, all things knights and espionage, everyday estate life, and purity of period detail, you will find an absolute GEM in this story."

The Great Thirst" "Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!"

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: "Fantastic Scriptural commentary. The writing shows a deep and profound understanding of the whole counsel of God."

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Zita Son of Ephron and Shelometh
Series: Ephron the Hittite. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,690. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Inspirational
Zita grew up far from the capital of the Hittite Empire. The Hittites of Hebron are friends with Abraham the Hebrew and faithfully sacrifice to his God. Political intrigues, arranged marriages, and war threaten Zita's and the Hittites' future, but Adonai his Elohim gives him choices for peace no one could have imagined.
Biblical Studies Student Edition Part Two: New Testament
Series: OT and NT Biblical Studies Student and Teacher Editions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,710. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
Where did we get our modern Bible translations? Explore the shorter epistles you might overlook. Take a fresh look at the end times and get past the speculation to the simple truths. Watch free YouTube Videos linked right in the text. Review questions in objective and short answer format.
Biblical Studies Teacher Edition Part Two: New Testament
Series: OT and NT Biblical Studies Student and Teacher Editions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Bible Studies including New Testament Translation Histories, Epistles, Revelation. Teacher Edition contains complete student text plus answer keys and special supplementary essay and research projects. Homeschool, churches, Christian Schools.
The Most Dangerous Game: The Alexander Legacy Book 3
Series: The Alexander Legacy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Come see what a ten-year-old mystery means to Sluefoot Sue's modern hunt for the most deadly prey of all. The fight for women's suffrage is the tip of the iceberg of complete social upset. Sue's lived with love and respect all her life. She's not sure how to handle women who have found life cruel and unfair from the beginning.
Shelometh Daughter of Yovov Wife of Ephron
Series: Ephron the Hittite. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,700. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Shelometh lost the throne of the Hittite Empire, disgraced her husband, and forced the exile of Ephron and herself to Canaan. Yet she worked beside him and helped defeat the army of Sargon. As Queen of Hebron she helped unite the empire and almost died in childbirth. Can the friend of both Hagar and Sarah heal the breach created by running ahead of Adonai's will?
Illustrated Antidisestablishmentarianism
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 206,700. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Comparative Religion
Nearly 200 full-page, full-color illustrations. To dislodge an enemy's foothold, you have to know it is one. Ben Franklin warned against governments "formed with the seeds of their own dissolution." Something destructive is growing up in America today. It's up to us to root out that country-killer.
The Conflict of the Ages III Student the Flood and the Ice Age: They Deliberately Forgot
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,190. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geology
The worldwide Flood is supported around the world by historical accounts. Feasability studies on safety and stocking of the Ark. Geologic Column proves fossils reveal age of the earth? Progression from simple to complex organisms over millions of years? Take a look at "living fossils." Meet the extinct creature found only in the "oldest" layers but more complex than "later" life forms.
The Conflict of the Ages Student II the Origin of Evil in the World That Was
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,360. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Ancient
God made everything "very good", so how did evil come into being? Is "original sin" real or just a myth? Could man talk to animals? There might be myths around the world that echo the creation story, but did ancient people believe in the fall of angels? Who are the "sons of God"? What does "their eyes were opened" really mean?
The Conflict of the Ages Student Edition I the Scientific History of Origins
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,530. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
God, time, Creation, physics, cosmology,specifics about each day of Creation. Ancient sources where they agree with the Scriptural account. Classic and modern scientific views, exposing errors, preconceptions and falsehoods taught by mainstream science. God is the first witness the Bible the eyewitness account of beginnings and origins. Other ancient documents have some truths.
Heth, Son of Canaan, son of Ham, son of Noah
Series: Ephron the Hittite. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,420. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Inspirational
Heth's chariots are more than just new and showy war machines. They might make the difference between life and death as Sargon turns his eye toward Hattus. Tawananna and Elon's new life together puts them in the crosshairs of everyone who wants to destroy the fledgling empire. what will happen when the greatest warrior begins to feel the effects of Lamech's Curse?
Disestablish: An Overview from Creation to the Ice Age
Price: Free! Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict
To Dislodge an enemy's foothold, you have to know he is one. Take a breakneck ride through thousands of years of history, science, and literature to discover the truth about Secular Humanism, its roots, and its impact from the beginning until now. These fifty brief pages could change everything. Can you afford not to read them?
The Conflict of the Ages Part 1 Teacher Edition The Scientific History of Origins
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » History » World
Teacher Edition includes complete student text, review questions, vocabulary, and answer keys. The Conflict of the Ages is a Multi-Part exploration of History, Science and ancient Literature. This first installment covers the concepts of God, time, Creation, physics, cosmology, and specifics about each day of Creation.
The Conflict of the Ages Part 2 Teacher Edition The Origin of Evil in the World that Was
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Comparative Religion, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Teacher edition includes full student text with review questions, vocabulary, and answer keys. God made everything "very good", so how did evil come into being? Is "original sin" real or just a myth? Could man talk to animals? There might be myths around the world that echo the creation story, but did ancient people believe in the fall of angels? What does "their eyes were opened" really mean?
The Conflict of the Ages Teacher III They Deliberately Forgot The Flood and the Ice Age
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,610. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
The worldwide Flood is one of the most discounted records in the Scriptures. Yet it is supported around the world by historical accounts. Take a look at feasibility studies on the safety and the stocking of the Ark. The Geologic Column ought to prove that fossils reveal the age of the earth. They show progression from simple to complex organisms over millions of years. But do they?
The Conflict of the Ages Teacher Edition IV Ice Age Civilizations
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,840. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Teacher Edition with review and vocabulary questions, project suggestions, and answer keys. Set the record straight on the Ice Age. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age ... The rise of civilizations and ancient technology occurred rapidly. Find out the real reasons people lived in caves, moved frequently, or collected in a single location.
The Conflict of the Ages Student Edition IV Ice Age Civilizations
Series: The Conflict of the Ages Homeschool Curriculum. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » History » World
Set the record straight on the Ice Age. Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age ... The rise of civilizations and ancient technology occurred rapidly. Find out the real reasons people lived in caves, moved frequently, or collected in a single location.
Tawananna Daughter of Zohar
Series: Ephron the Hittite. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Inspirational
The arranged marriage between Tawananna and Elon seems likely to show strength and unite the clans. It might even tame Shelometh’s rebellious heart and help her brother Ephron find peace. She is a slayer of dragons and the best archer in the village. But her greatest challenge comes when she has to sit and do nothing while her people face the army of Sargon.
Ephron Son of Zohar
Series: Ephron the Hittite. Price: Free! Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Ephron has vital skills to ensure security and growth of their tribe. Zohar plans to use Ephron and his sister as peace children in arranged marriages. Marauding enemies and rising waters threaten the homelands of fellow Hittites but no one wants to sacrifice autonomy just for safety, food, clothing, and shelter. Tensions rise.They need strength, unity, and prosperity.
The Good , the Bad , and the Ugly A Readers’ and Writers’ Guide for Believers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,250. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Essay » Literature
Understand what takes your breath away in a book while breathing the pure air of God's truth. Using Philippians, Numbers, Proverbs, and Ephesians, learn to apply eternal standards to reading and writing, fiction and non-fiction. Learn how to be a discerning reader and a godly writer. Discover positive and negative criteria for entertaining as well as teaching.
The Pinocchio Factor
Series: The Alexander Legacy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,410. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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Oliver Twist takes up the tale of the company's adventures after "the Battle of the Bronze Cascade". Can he trust Spring-heeled Jack when so many strange things happen each time he comes around? Costume balls conceal more than the faces of the wealthy and powerful. Trevor Newsome disappears just days before the election but they can't search for him from the London Lockup.
Illustrated Dodge a Twist and a Tobacconist
Series: The Alexander Legacy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Illustrated with full-page, full-color Victorian-era art, this Steampunk Literary Tribute merges characters from classic stories into a crimefighting team battling human trafficking. Characters from Alcott, Stevenson, Dickens and others. Prowl the Thames in a steam-powered Catfish. Soar over London in a stealth glider. Witness astonishing redemption and restoration.
A Dodge, a Twist and a Tobacconist
Series: The Alexander Legacy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,930. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
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A literary dream team of crime fighters including nods to Dickens, Stevenson, Alcott, Austen, Kipling, Doyle, with plenty of homages to great books sprinkled throughout. Prowl the foggy London streets on the track of a ruthless enslaver of souls. Travel the Thames in a Giant Catfish. Soar over London in a stealth glider, and witness true redemptions and restorations no one ever imagined.
Nehemiah, LLC
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,220. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The surface of Mars is swept by violent storms but the Nehemiah Group lives almost idyllically beneath the surface in "Glop-dropped" parks and sandblasted living quarters. Life support has failed on the balloon ship Sojourner. Joan, bioneural specialist and Anthony Lewis, an engineer and something more, must tread a fine political and diplomatic line to meet the launch window.
What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism?
Series: Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,670. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues
a warning to stop allowing Secularism to take over our lives and our country before we lose our faith, our freedom, and our future. In some form, rule by man and dismissal of God, coupled with violence toward dissenters, has existed since the Fall of Man. The targeting of believers for violence is necessary because they are the enemy of secularist supremacy.
What Is an Establishment of Religion?
Series: Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,570. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Renaissance
Hint. It's not what you think. It's a recipe for persecution, corruption and heresy. America's founding fathers understood that government must protect freedom, including the freedom to practice all religions. But they also understood that not all religions teach men how to be good citizens and make their countries prosper. The truth isn't out there somewhere, unfindable and unknowable.
What Is Secular Humanism?
Series: Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
Almost every American colony had some form of establishment of religion. This was because their religion consisted of proven and necessary facts of existence. Religion was reliable, logical and rational to them. The modern established religion of Secular Humanism teaches that it is the only scientifically-based belief system in existence.
What Is Science?
Series: Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
Truth. Objectivity. Honesty. Evidence, eyewitness testimony, and step-by-step use of the scientific method is not just the domain of the secular humanist.
Empire 3: Sanctification
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,680. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Alexander risked everything for Michael, only to see himself barely tolerated in the reconciliation between the Space Empire's king and his son. Forces are at work far beyond Lorelei's Peace Child plans and Randolph and Aidan's struggles for acceptance. The empire that has never welcomed an Earthling into its ranks, much less allowed a marriage with someone who might step up to the throne. The Chu
Empire 2: Repentance
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,940. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Aidan, their unintended traveling companion, is losing blood fast. The destruction of two possible escape vehicles and the forced evacuation of the third leaves them little choice. But a golf cart in the densely-forested wilderness isn't the best getaway vehicle. And an introduction to Earth's Fourth Empire really wasn't on Michael or Randolph's calendar.
Empire 1: Humiliation
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 26,970. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
What does a Prince of the Space Empire do when his father takes his toy away? Spend the summer in a Camp Meeting on Earth. Just what is a camp meeting? Open air and open water baffle men raised in tunnels and domes but the message of God's claim on their lives is even more disturbing. Alexander promised his family he'd come home alive. Imperial SSTs targeting the Discovery might change his plans.
Sojourner
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Mark and Michelle just have to survive. Well, they also have to make it home from Titan. And if they don't have a full load of Methane in the giant Gas-harvesting Balloon Ship Sojourner, everything they and dozens of other families invested will be lost. Loneliness, constant repairs, violent gas storms and government seizure aren't the only things keeping them awake at night.
Old Testament and New Testament Manuscript History
Price: Free! Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
Who are the Essenes? Where is the Nag Hammadi Library? Can sacred texts be found in a desert dump? What does an island in the Nile have to do with Ezra and Nehemiah? Was Miles Coverdale the Main Man of the Age of English Bible translations? Follow the history of the Bible, its translations and manuscripts, from Cuneiform Tablets to the Spanish inquisition.
City On a Hill
Series: The Space Empire Saga, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The Lunar Mining Colony seemed like a speculative venture, but their products put the cometition out of business quickly enough and attracted most Earth industries as customers. But when the miners resorted to sabotage to negotiate for higher wages the company not only faced financial ruin but pressure from worldwide shortages of its essential products.
Biblical Studies Teacher Edition Part One: Old Testament
Series: OT and NT Biblical Studies Student and Teacher Editions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,360. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Biblical Studies, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Bible Studies for all ages including Old Testament Manuscript Histories, Jonah and Ruth with Puppet Commentary, Bible Doctrines, Major Prophets Background, Proverbs. Teacher Edition contains complete student text plus answer keys and special supplementary essay and research projects. Homeschool, churches, Christian Schools.
Biblical Studies Student Edition Part One: Old Testament
Series: OT and NT Biblical Studies Student and Teacher Editions. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,530. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Bible studies for all ages suitable for personal study, homeschool, church and Christian School, including Old and New Testament Manuscript Histories, Ruth and Jonah with Puppet Character Commentary, Bible Doctrines, Background for the Major Prophets, and in the New Testament, Philemon, Jude, and Revelation. All studies include review questions and many correlate with free YouTube Videos.
Empire Saga
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,560. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
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All Six books set in the Space Empire Universe in one volume. From short stories to novelettes to novels, these stories explore the future of persecution, the corruption of godly foundations, the universality of greed and self-interest, and the question of whether the struggle for peace is worth the cost.

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The Great Thirst Boxed Set: A Combined Edition Serial Archaeological Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 229,520. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
High school teachers Keith Bradley and Talia Ramin team up in a race to find and preserve what may become the last copy of the Scriptures on earth. How can anyone destroy access to God's Word? Only if trusting people let them. Keith and Talia will stop at nothing to find the Golden Testaments. But can they use the ancient technology they have found along the way to stop the enemy?
Fall On Your Knees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,880. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A Christmas Eve blind date becomes a battle to save covert agents and stop a cybercriminal. Reference librarian Karin Arthur decides Murali Nanda is handsome, intelligent, and passionate about Christian causes she also loves. But she's only known him online. Karin and Murali plunge into a plot to torture and murder espionage operatives and disseminate a computer infection.
The Great Thirst Part Seven: Prevailing
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 34,390. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Mexico field trip finally becomes a reality but parents accuse the Bradleys of fracturing their families. Hiding in plain sight can only go so far when a cartel drug lord, an educational authority, and someone who insists on documenting her own truth prepare for a final showdown. Cherub Bradley's long-anticipated arrival sparks tender and terrifying consequences.
The Great Thirst Part Six: Protected
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,270. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
"Mexico is where you need to be" rings in Keith and Talia's ears amid astounding miracles and crushing heartaches. Can Drew Summers' newest team member be trusted after a death and a disappearance? Keith discovers more than one stunning secret but disaster may seal the fate of his Golden Testament search once and for all. When God says stop, Keith may have no choice but to listen.
The Great Thirst Part Five: Persevering
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,500. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
Talia's warrior instincts kick into high gear when an old enemy appears with a one-time offer. The whole Mexico Expedition goes into lockdown after a terrifying betrayal and a violent attack. A crushing mishap may end any hope of unraveling the tangled Web of Araña. Students respond to "activation orders' with turmoil and terror.
the Great Thirst Part Four: Persecuted
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,660. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A shocking event convinces Keith that he has to risk arrest to protect their Bradley Central students. Cherub Rider has a mission Keith isn't sure he can go along with -- protect Keith at all costs, even if it means leaving Talia behind. They have to depend on the mysterious ancient amphibian skin for a totally unexpected, possibly lifesaving, mission.
The Acolyte's Education -- A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,640. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Red Riding Hood with a clockwork twist -- Is Grandma in danger, or is Grandma the danger? Russet trains to take her Grandmother's place as guardian of her village. She and Gareth the woodsman, will join forces in the LastNight ritual to keep their village safe. A dying race in alabaster ruins shakes Russet's faith. Why are these mute, starving people desperate to communicate a message of life?
The Great Thirst Part Three: Pursued
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Keith and Talia's Guardian contacts unlock secrets of the holographic map. No one imagined the cost of following the clues. The Ax of Britomartis has an unexpected power but they can't use it. Accusations, heartache, strife, and romance can halt the quest. When the black van changes from pursuer to prison, Keith needs help not even Talia can give. Will Jenny Kaine destroy the Word?
The Great Thirst Part Two: Purified
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Keith learns firsthand about the quest for the Golden Testaments.He finds himself with more questions than answers. What do these people want with him?. How can he travel without neglecting his family? Ancient technology and a mystery like no other. After a deadly underwater attack and a terrifying phone call, he doesn't know if he's really ready to preserve and spread the Word?
Fifty Shades of Faithful 2: In Living Color
Series: Fifty Shades of Faithful. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,110. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Sam and Vivian Tucker face an angry vet after sheep rustlers hiding a thirty-year-old family secret; a terrified rape victim searching for a priceless cat; screaming peacocks torment a grieving widow, a bitter bookstore owner and an author who won't come to her store; two young entrepreneurs after a con man; and a jeweler whose heirloom brooch has a dangerous past. Emotions and relationships.
The Great Thirst Part One: Prepared
Series: The Great Thirst. Price: Free! Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Mysteries & Detective Stories, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In association with The Edge Books. theedgebooks.blogspot.com/ Small town science teacher Keith Bradley climbs into a red Tesla with English teacher Talia Ramin for the field trip of a lifetime. At stake is a missing copy of the Scriptures on gold tablets. At risk is the trust of an ancient order sworn to keep the tablets safe.
Fifty Shades of Faithful
Series: Fifty Shades of Faithful. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,830. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Sam and Vivian Tucker are not exactly conventional Christian marriage counselors. But they are a couple in love with each other and the Lord and they do have some life experience with “Song of Solomon marriage”. It is a mixture of suspense, humor, and love primarily designed to help marriages in trouble and to get unmarried people to understand the need for commitment and fidelity.
Benny and the Bank Robber 4: Lines in Pleasant Places
Series: Benny and the Bank Robber. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,860. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Western, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Violet arrives by wagon train Ben can be married. When trouble stalks the widowed young schoolteacher, will Ben threaten both their futures? How can Ben save Violet and himself from a ruthless outlaw gang? Will he ever stop paying for that headline, or even he live to tell it at all? Everything Ben has worked and prayed and bled for could be washed away in a day.
Write for the King of Glory
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
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Illuminated Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,720. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Hope rebels against arranged marriage in medieval England, tempted by an Earl's son. Colchester Manor is attacked. Hope's family is missing. Two men: a memory-keeper for a thousand missing Crusaders, and a nameless champion, know Hope isn't mad when she says she names the attacker. Only one of them wants her alive to get justice. Illustrated in the style of an illuminated manuscript.
Illustrated What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism?
Series: Illustrated Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,630. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religion and politics
"... To establish atheism on the ruins of Christianity [is] to deprive mankind of its best consolations and most animating hopes and to make a gloomy desert of the universe." Alexander Hamilton
Illustrated What Is Science?
Series: Illustrated Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict
Secularists like Charles Watts and Richard Dawkins affirm a single belief, though they vary in their methods of stating it. They believe that there is no evidence for the truth of any "revealed faith and that only secularist science should be permitted to exist.
Illustrated What Is Secular Humanism?
Series: Illustrated Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,370. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » History » World
Almost every American colony had some form of establishment of religion. This was because their religion consisted of proven and necessary facts of existence. Religion was reliable, logical and rational to them. The modern established religion of Secular Humanism teaches that it is the only scientifically-based belief system in existence.
Illustrated What Is an Establishment of Religion?
Series: Illustrated Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,090. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Essay » Political
Illustrated Serial Antidisestablishmentarianism 1 Why did the colonists go to the American wilderness? Why did most colonies have an established religion? Where did the phrase "wall of separation" really come from? What did the founders believe about religion in general and Christianity in particular? Was Thomas Pain the founder of American Secular Humanism?
Benny and the Bank Robber 3: The Oregon Sentinel
Series: Benny and the Bank Robber, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,290. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Ben must choose: Take a dream job or follow his family into danger on the Oregon Trail. Ben Carlisle's longtime dream has been to travel west with his family. When he is offered a newspaper job in Detroit, he is forced to question whether moving west is really God's will for him. Can he leave behind his grandfather, the girl he thought he loved, and a dream writing job?
Benny Study Questions Student Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,430. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Ten year-old Benny travels west with a knife-throwing, card-playing bank robber, a savage black stallion, and the promise that God will never leave him. Can he trust that promise? Explore this Historical adventure. Understand the time period better. Full story text, comprehension, thought questions essay and research suggestions plus vocabulary by chapter.
Benny Study Questions Teacher Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Fiction » Christian » Historical
Ten year-old Benny travels west with a knife-throwing, card-playing bank robber, a savage black stallion, and the promise that God will never leave him. Can he trust that promise? Explore this Historical adventure. Understand the time period better. Full story text, comprehension, thought questions essay and research suggestions plus vocabulary by chapter and answer keys.
Old Testament and New Testament Manuscript History
Price: Free! Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Mary C. Findley. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
Who are the Essenes? Where is the Nag Hammadi Library? Can sacred texts be found in a desert dump? What does an island in the Nile have to do with Ezra and Nehemiah? Was Miles Coverdale the Main Man of the Age of English Bible translations? Follow the history of the Bible, its translations and manuscripts, from Cuneiform Tablets to the Spanish inquisition.
Carrie's Hired Hand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
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A widow fights Confederate soldiers to save her hired man and her husband's honor in this Civil War novella. Carrie Wilkes doesn't know why a stranger blames himself for her husband Ben's death. Robert swears he will look after Carrie and the children. But when she takes on a deaf and dumb farm hand, Confederate soldiers storm onto her farm with accusations of spying against him and Ben.
Benny and the Bank Robber 2: Doctor Dad
Series: Benny and the Bank Robber, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Benny plunges into a private school coverup of gambling and maybe murder. Benny and his best friend Jason land in the middle of a terrifying mystery at a private boys' school far from home and family. Benny tries to impress a secret society the headmaster thought was long broken up. Someone in it may already have killed to enforce his will.
Chasing the Texas Wind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,680. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
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A sham marriage is just the first of the lies dividing a wounded war hero and a celebrity singer. Ham Jessup finds his marriage of convenience to beautiful celebrity singer Maeve Collinswood smothering under "his and hers" secrets. When she disappears he's got to trust God to help him find the woman he's grown to love plus solve the puzzle of who's fueling Mexico's march to war.
Send a White Rose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Christian » Romance
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While meeting New Mexico Territorial Judge Bartholomew Durant, Leah Masters steps into an assassination attempt, her brother's imprisonment for murder, resentment from a best friend with a cavalry sword, and a rival in the form of a beautiful and godly best friend. While cleaning house and keeping accounts she falls in love with a bitter, scornful suitor whose opinion she's too afraid to change.
Benny and the Bank Robber
Series: Benny and the Bank Robber, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,160. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Christian » Historical
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First Benny's father died. Now a bank robber wants him dead. When will God show himself? Ten-year-old Benny found the drunken cart driver who caused his father's death, but he's got bigger mysteries to solve. A long, sharp knife, a bag of disguises and a savage black stallion don't reassure Benny about his traveling companion to frontier Missouri.
The Baron's Ring
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,670. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Romance
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Prince Tristan rescues his princess but what more will it cost to save his kingdom? Tristan already despairs for his kingdom in the hands of his drunken, idolatrous older brother. How can he get home after a raging river whips him a hundred miles away into an impoverished, isolated village? When the wicked witch reaches out to grasp his kingdom, can God raise up a savior?
Antidisestablishmentarianism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 210,950. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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The Bible is a Book of Science Secular Humanism is a Religion of Mythology The so-called “separation principle” actually supports biblical training as essential to society’s survival. Scientific facts prove that "deep time" is impossible. Few fully understand that they have to stop secularism's growth or belief and freedom will be things of the past in America.
Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Seventeen-year-old Hope rebels against her family's arranged marriage plans and her uncle's strange beliefs in Medieval England. She must fight sexual temptation and put her trust in a mysterious returned Crusader and his Arab friend when her home is attacked and her family kidnapped. A cryptic diary and a relentless enemy keep Hope off-balance but growing in reliance on God and her true knight.

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Mary C. Findley's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Mary C. Findley

  • Love Me Sane on Dec. 28, 2011

    Review of Love Me Sane by Tralisa McNeal I was given a copy of this book to review by the author. It is the story of a woman struggling with early abuse and rape and the conflicting feelings she tries to deal with later in life. She has made some wrong choices and also been deeply hurt by life, but suffers greatly from alternating feelings of guilt and inability to trust others. Family members have made decisions without consulting her and she feels forced into a life she had no choice about. People judge and condemn her without knowing her circumstances. She believes if she can just be free to make her own choices she will at last be happy. But she finds that freedom isn't always so easy to get, or so easy to live with. McNeal presents a very intimate, realistic picture of the main character, Stacy's, state of mind throughout the book. I could relate deeply to many of the conflicts she suffers, the cries to God of "Where are you?" and "Why did this happen?" Stacy is indeed seeking God throughout much of the book, struggling with a Christianity that might be different from that of many. But she grows and changes throughout the book, searching for what God wants, trying to reconnect with her daughter, and trying to rebuild her marriage and communicate better with her husband. This is not a book for the fainthearted. I was privileged to chat with the author several times in the course of my read, and she explained her perspective intelligently and believes God has called her to write this book in this way. There is quite a bit of graphic language early on but that is part of the growth process. It's not a comfortable book, but Stacy's life isn't comfortable. Up to the very end, she is struggling with relationships, with what God has and hasn't given her and is or isn't doing with her life. Deception and trust play a big part in the story, and are a big idea in the minds of Christians young and old in the faith.
  • The Slayer and the Sphinx on Aug. 17, 2012
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    WARNING! This book has a cliffhanger! It's actually the first in a series, a fantasy following the adventures of a boy living in bitterness against "Mythics," creatures we think of as belonging in mythology and fairy tales, but which are real in his world. Porter has been trained, along with others, to kill on sight any of these "monsters." Sarah, by virtue of being a sphinx, falls into that category for Porter. The theme of the book, "Who really is a monster?" is very well done. It's not just a war between humans and fantastic creatures. It's about digging down inside you and being the right person yourself, no matter what kind of craziness surrounds you. Bolander pays tribute to classic fantasy fiction. Video gamers will find he has given props to elements they love, too. The descriptions are pretty sparse and it was hard at times to "see" where Porter and Sarah were going and what they were experiencing. Otherwise it was a well-told story and I believe Bolander's tale will grow stronger in future installments and will continue to please fans of the fantasy genre.
  • "You'll be Sorry!" on Nov. 23, 2012

    Mark and Lisa is the story of childhood sweethearts living a small-town dream. Mark has forged friendships and made his own business crop dusting with the help of his trusted mentor David. Lisa has risen to Bank Manager and found her own faithful friend, a stray dog she named Herman. What they both learn about love, friendship, and coincidences really will make you laugh and cry. The Trans Am, the WW II Texan, and, of course, Herman's startling secret, all play a part in bringing you to a climax that you won't be sorry you stuck around for.
  • The Difference Between Night and Day on March 01, 2013

    I have read one other vampire book, and only one, Dracula, by Bram Stoker. I didn't know this was a vampire book when I started it, but before you dismiss this as a shabby Christian Twilight knockoff, you should know that it's not really about being a vampire. It's more about the old saying, "Did God abandon you, or did you abandon God?" Nathaniel's been struggling for years in darkness, and, in a sense, the book is a modern allegory of trust and patience toward God. Lilly has both, even though she doesn't even know a father's love. She knows God loves her in very strange and difficult circumstances. She struggles in darkness, too, but she also helps others come out into the light. Even though Nathaniel believes he is a monster, he still practices godly character and conduct. How the two of them handle their love is nothing like any worldly vampire treatment could comprehend. The cheeseburger analogy is really so cute. I didn't care for the sudden change in point of view, introducing Lilly's first person accounts, so far into the book. I also didn't think the explanation of Nathaniel's true nature was very believable. But otherwise the story was well-written. The gradual unveiling of the strangeness of their natures was handled well. The committment to Christ that trumped every difficulty was believable.
  • Gladstone on May 23, 2013

    Jack Saunders is a nice guy who thinks he's found a nice town and a nice girl. But why are the townspeople checking up on him, seemingly spying on him? I think the reason they're so jealous of their secrets in this town will surprise you. I loved the amazing coincidence that brought this man to this town at this time. If you're looking for and old west-style code of honor town with cell phones and jet skis thrown in, come to Gladstone, You'll love the ride from the time you get on the back of that "Indian with the Indian."
  • Gladstone 2,Missing in Denver on Sep. 11, 2013

    John Miller is really on a roll with this series! Be prepared for a surprising revelation about Susan's past in this second story about Gladstone and its mysteries. I thought finding out about her greatest fear was a good touch, considering her mad and varied skills and how she puts them to use. If I were a beer drinker I would definitely want to sit down and share a cold one with Frank. I also liked how, even with the amazing advantages the people of Gladstone have, they still have trouble taking care of the bad guys without Jack's leadership. But they do all right. And don't miss how Stewart tops his heroics in the first book!
  • The Road West on Sep. 02, 2014

    I enjoyed the characters' spiritual development in this story, and the historical perspective. The journey contained a lot of detail about the time period and the difficulty pioneers faced. There is plenty of reason to keep reading the series considering that there are forces gathering against the Baker Family that might cause them even more trouble than desert hardship and rugged mountains.