Rachel Starr Thomson

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Rachel Starr Thomson is in love with Jesus and convinced the gospel will change the world.

Rachel is a woman of many talents and even more interests: she’s a writer, editor, indie publisher, singer, speaker, Bible study teacher, and world traveler. The author of the Seventh World Trilogy, The Oneness Cycle, and many other books, she also tours North America and other parts of the world as a speaker and spoken-word artist with 1:11 Ministries.

Adventures in the Kingdom launched in 2015 as a way to bring together Rachel’s explorations, in fiction and nonfiction, of what it means to live all of life in the kingdom of God.

Rachel lives in the beautiful Niagara Region of southern Ontario, just down the river from the Falls. She drinks far too much coffee and tea, daydreams of visiting Florida all winter, and hikes the Bruce Trail when she gets a few minutes. A homeschool graduate from a highly creative and entrepreneurial family, she believes we’d all be much better off if we pitched our television sets out the nearest window.

LIFE AND WORK (BRIEFLY)
Rachel began writing on scrap paper sometime around grade 1. Her stories revolved around jungle animals and sometimes pirates (they were actual rats . . . she doesn’t remember if the pun was intended). Back then she also illustrated her own work, a habit she left behind with the scrap paper.

Rachel’s first novel, a humorous romp called Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe, was written when she was 13, followed within a year by the more serious adventure story Reap the Whirlwind. Around that time, she had a life-changing encounter with God.

The next several years were spent getting to know God, developing a new love for the Scriptures, and discovering a passion for ministry through working with a local ministry with international reach, Sommer Haven Ranch International. Although Rachel was raised in a strong Christian home, where discipleship was as much a part of homeschooling as academics, these years were pivotal in making her faith her own.

At age 17, Rachel started writing again, this time penning the essays that became Letters to a Samuel Generation and Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord’s Prayer.

In 2001, Rachel returned to fiction, writing what would become her bestselling novel and then a bestselling series–Worlds Unseen, book 1 of The Seventh World Trilogy.

A classic fantasy adventure marked by Rachel’s lyrical style, Worlds Unseen encapsulates much of what makes Rachel’s writing unique: fantasy settings with one foot in the real world; adventure stories that explore depths of spiritual truth; and a knack for opening readers’ eyes anew to the beauty of their own world–and of themselves.

In 2003, Rachel began freelance editing, a side job that soon blossomed into a full-time career. Four years later, in 2007, she co-founded Soli Deo Gloria Ballet with Carolyn Currey, an arts ministry that in 2015 would be renamed as 1:11 Ministries. To a team of dancers and singers, Rachel brought the power of words, writing and delivering original narrations, spoken-word poetry, and songs for over a dozen productions. The team has ministered coast-to-coast in Canada as well as in the United States and internationally.

Rachel began publishing her own work under the auspices of Little Dozen Press in 2007, but it was in 2011, with the e-book revolution in full swing, that writing became a true priority again. Since that time Rachel has published many of her older never-published titles and written two new fiction series, The Oneness Cycle and The Prophet Trilogy.

Over 30 of Rachel’s novels, short stories, and nonfiction works are now available in digital editions. Many are available in paperback as well, with more released regularly.

The God she fell in love with as a teenager has remained the focus of Rachel’s life, work, and speaking.

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Unfair Trade
Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Rachel Starr Thomson. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
It’s the most important decision of your life! Emanuel, a coffee grower in Africa, has been a victim of abusive power for years but discovers an alternative. You too have been abused by powerful forces. Do you have the courage to change your life? This booklet reveals exactly how that can happen.
Eight Keys to Lasting Success
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Rachel Starr Thomson. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Professional Growth, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success
Einstein once said, “I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.” Self-help books abound, with opinions and this or that scientific study. I want to know God's thoughts. And so this book is different. Think of it as a study, and a discussion.

Books

Comes the Dragon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,360. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Alack and his surly mentor, Kol Abaddon, arrive in the Westland as slaves. But Kol Abaddon's powerful God cannot be enslaved, and when he thunders out on their behalf, they find themselves standing before the new emperor. Meanwhile, Rechab continues to wear the title, riches, and power of Flora Laurentii. As judgment draws inexorably closer, warriors, gods, and prophets alike stake their claims.
The Seventh World Trilogy omnibus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 272,270. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Warrior, Singer, Seer, Healer, Listener, Voice. For five hundred years the Seventh World has been ruled by a tyrannical empire — and the mysterious Order of the Spider that hides in its shadow. History and truth are deliberately buried, the beauty and treachery of the past remembered only by wandering Gypsies, persecuted scholars, and a few unusual seekers. This edition includes all three books.
Abaddon's Eve
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,360. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The prophet's name is Kol Abaddon--the Voice of Destruction. To Alack, a young shepherd boy, Kol Abbadon's visions of coming destruction fascinate and disturb. But when Alack begins to see visions of his own, the course of his life changes as he treks into the wilderness to become a prophet in training.
Rise: Book 5 in The Oneness Cycle
Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,660. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When the battle with the hive ended in flames, the village Oneness expected to pick up life where they left off. But fire does not leave anyone unscathed. Haunted by images of the fire and desperate to know the truth about her destiny, April wrestles with inner demons that threaten to cut her off from those she loves most.
Renegade: Book 4 in The Oneness Cycle
Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After the events in ATTACK, the Oneness returned home in triumph-- All except Reese and Tyler, who remain on the road with the subversive cult leader called Jacob. Jacob's challenge--to lay aside peace for the sword and bring true justice in a world torn apart by evil--haunts Reese, and though all she wants is to go home, it isn't clear anymore who or what "home" is.
Still Praying in the Wilderness and Other Essays for the Spiritually Thirsty
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
"I offer these essays as a window into my journey, believing that this window may prove to be a mirror—that what you read here will speak to you in your own circumstances. My prayer is that in your thirst, you might find something here to drink." Honest, lyrical, and intensely personal, this collection of essays by Rachel Starr Thomson address surrender, endurance, and weakness.
Undivided Devotion: Three Essays on Being a Christian Single
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Relationships
The object of these essays is not to teach you how to grit your teeth and bear the burden of being single, nor is it to teach you how to shed that burden as quickly as possible. Instead, I hope that you will find yourself encouraged to really live as a single person, to know that your life is not in a holding pattern and your fruitfulness in God is not hampered by your social status.
Attack: Book 3 in The Oneness Cycle
Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,360. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Battling the hive--a network of humans and demons--nearly killed them all. Now Richard and Mary take the Oneness on the offensive: picking out their targets, the cell goes after the humans at the center of the hive one by one. Their weapons: truth, the sword, and hope that even the most desperately lost can be brought home. The battle rages for the mind.
The Babel Chip
Series: Jordy Sharp and the Gatsby Boys, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,740. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Jordy Sharp dreams of musical success in Icarius, the City in the Sky--a metropolis of skyscrapers where the upper classes live hundreds of floors above the lower classes and travel happens in the air. A chance meeting and friendship with mayoral heir apparent and upper-class snob Ryan Cinderella guarantees he'll make it to the top--but not on his own terms.
Hive: Book 2 in The Oneness Cycle
Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,710. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Oneness holds the world together ... what happens if it falls apart? Tired of sitting on the defensive, Chris and Tyler go after the hive. An abandoned warehouse, a possessed teen, a children's home, a rural community, and a trail of murders--all lead to confrontation with the enemy. And with the truth: That if the Oneness turns on itself, it becomes the greatest danger in the world.
Exile: Book 1 in The Oneness Cycle
Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Tyler fishes the girl out of the bay, he thinks she's dead. She wishes she was. For Reese, life ended when the supernatural entity called the Oneness threw her out. For Tyler, dredging Reese out of the water means life is nothing he thought. In a world where the Oneness exists, nothing looks the same. The Oneness changes everything.
Of Men and Bones (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Rabbing and his cousin Sagittarius are the favoured grandsons of their grandfather, Smatch, a cheerful old man who plays the bones and holds his eccentric, strong-willed family together like aging glue. A deathbed promise kicks open the door to a parade of strange musicians whose music haunts and transforms, bringing magic and opening the door to hope for a family that is falling apart.
Shields of the Earth (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A hundred years ago, Griet missed his chance to die. Now he dwells in a cave above the battlefield, waiting for the opportunity to return to the past and join the battle against a god whose killing blow is a gateway into true life—“for the only way to win a war with a god is to surrender.” Poetically and powerfully told, “Shields of the Earth” is a short story.
War With the Muse (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Writer’s block is a common problem. But what happens when your pen is all that gives you—and everything that matters to you—life? As a writer sits in a jungle hut, watching water dry up and jungle life disappear, she knows that only letting go of control and allowing her stories to form themselves will save her. But is she willing to pay the price? “War with the Muse” is a short story.
Now for the Not-Yet: And Other Essays on Everyday Discipleship
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Now for the Not-Yet is a book for disciples: for students of the Master, apprenticing to live life Jesus's way. This collection of heartfelt essays on following Jesus in everyday life explores lessons learned and things sought after: The power of choice. The necessity of conviction and full engagement with truth. Practical and inspiring for those who endeavor to express Jesus in the world.
Mind Soul Ink Paper: And Other Essays on Faith, Reading, and Writing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
In this collection of essays, author Rachel Starr Thomson delves into the heart of writing and reading as a Christian. Thought-provoking and delightful, Mind Soul Ink Paper includes some of Rachel's most popular and eclectic work.
Fifty Shades of Loved
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Women's sexuality
In 2012 the hottest book of the year (in more ways than one) was an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey. This book is not about that one. The essays, quotes, and poetry in this little book were written by women who share a central vision of who we are, of what it means to be female and what it means to be loved, that is rooted in faith in God.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Voices; A Writer's Reflections; Why Can't We Sing
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: The Face of Love; Amazing Grace; In the Morning
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Thoughts on Unity; One Body; Blessing
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Beauty; Daughters of Zion; Allegiance
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Homecoming; Now We Are Free; Not In Vain
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 3,250. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Light of the World, Salt of the Earth; A Samuel Generation; Miracles
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Love Touches, The Holy Mystery, A Great Light
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Valiant for Truth, Boldness, Refuge of Lies, Tyrants and Conquerors
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: On Doing the Will of God, Not My Will, A Dance With Mystery, For This Is the Will of God, A Question of Security
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: A Christmas Letter, Joy to the World, Tinsel and Trappings and the Meaning of Life, Lights
Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: The Collection
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
The City Came Creeping (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In "The City Came Creeping," a family takes up arms against urban sprawl, fighting back against the evils of artificiality, noise pollution, and worst of all, television. This latest offering from Rachel Starr Thomson celebrates all things simple and rural with humour and lyrical grace.
Wayfarer's Dream (A Short Story)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Christanya and Mercy have fled the temple of On, where Christanya served as a priestess and Mercy as her servant, and followed the way of the Wayfarer in search of truth and true life. They find themselves driven by need for food and shelter to enter a town where Christanya reveals herself as a priestess in order to gain favour. It is the greatest mistake of her life.
Journey (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Little One was born in the Golden Fields, in a little thatched house amidst the sunlit wheat. It was there she first saw the Living One—a young man with mysterious, laughing eyes. She could not take her eyes away from him. And one day, when he disappeared over the mountains, she followed. “Journey” is a short story and an allegory in the tradition of Pilgrim’s Progress.
Reap the Whirlwind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,420. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Beren is a city in constant unrest: ruled by a ruthless upper class and harried by a band of rebels who want change. Its one certainty is that the two sides do not, and will not, meet. But children know little of sides or politics, and Anna and Kyara—a princess and a peasant girl—let their chance meeting grow into a deep friendship. Until the day Kyara’s family is slaughtered by Anna’s people...
Ogres Is (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Memory is a princess at the center of a vast and tangled conspiracy, and when Sagrat, an enormous ugly ogre, steals her, he is both saving her life and planning to eat her. When the conspirators show up to reclaim their princess, Memory is the only one who can see an outcome for herself other than dying a terrible death. Because Memory is the only one who has not discounted the power of love.
Fallen Star (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Astrea is a star who has left the heavens and come to reside amidst the garish, seductive lights of the city. Although she can hear distant voices calling her home, she ignores them. Her own light has gone cold and dim, and she cannot bear to face that truth. Until the Christmas Eve when an unexpected event offers her the chance to rediscover the source of her light—and the power to rekindle it.
Angel in the Woods
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
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Hawk is a nobleman’s son in search of a giant to kill or a maiden to save. The trouble is, when he finds them, there are forty-some maidens—and they call their giant “the Angel.” Intrigued by conflicting rumours, Hawk ventures out to see if the strange man in the woods is angel or demon.
Lady Moon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,830. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Celine meets Tomas, they are in a cavern on the moon where she has been languishing for thirty days after being banished by her evil uncle for throwing a scrub brush at his head. Tomas is a charming and eccentric Immortal, hanging out on the moon because he’s procrastinating his destiny—meeting, and defeating, Celine’s uncle. Lady Moon is a fast-paced, humourous adventure.
Butterflies Dancing (A Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
She has always known there were Powers in the world that others could not see or hear. Some of them sang to her in her cradle. Others have hunted her since she was a child. A cripple from birth, a foster child who grows up tormented and outcast, she knows that she does not belong in this world. When the young man who calls himself Lone Warrior appears, she loves him as she has never loved.
Magdalene (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Historical
She is named for Miriam, the sister of Moses—one of the greatest women in Jewish history. Her people are all but slaves, and she dreams of doing as Miriam did: of dancing deliverance and ushering in freedom. But the dream is bitter, for she is Miriam of Magdala, possessed of seven devils. This is a powerful, poetic interpretation of the life of Mary Magdalene and the Messiah she longs for.
Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,590. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Eight year old Theodore Pharris lived an incredibly boring life until the day he accidentally shot a spaceship out of the sky with his slingshot. Now he’s discovered an alien plot to blow up the universe, and only Theodore, his faithful dogs Balfour and Breck, and a handful of offbeat adult friends can stop it. Being the good guys, they’re almost certain to win. But can they do it in time?
Tales of the Heartily Homeschooled
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Family, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
What do you get when you throw 20 children, four parents, several cross-country trips, and a sense of humour between the covers of one book? Lots and lots of big family fun that will tickle the funny bones and warm the hearts of your entire clan.
Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Jesus’ disciples once came to Him and asked how they should pray. He answered with the simple words most of us know: “Our Father, which art in heaven.” Several years ago, I began to pray the Lord’s Prayer every day. As I did, I sought to know better the Father to whom I prayed. The riches of the prayer overwhelmed me. Heart to Heart is my attempt to put those riches into words.
Taerith: A Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Taerith Romany, banished from his home by a cruel guardian, is a gentle warrior with a poet’s soul. His adventures take him west to a small and troubled kingdom, where his destiny becomes linked to that of the new queen, Lilia. A gripping adventure at the crossroads of good and evil.
Coming Day
Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,340. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(4.00)
After rescuing the Gypsies from destruction, the warrior farmers of Pravik have returned home. But peace proves as dangerous as war—confined to the city and surrounded on all sides by enemies, they risk starving to death. When emissaries arrive inviting the Ploughman to form an alliance with the Empire, he has no choice but to respond.
Burning Light
Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,770. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
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After five hundred years of oppression, the Seventh World is beginning to wake to the realities of the unseen world behind the Veil. The rise of the Gifted heralds the return of the King of ancient days—but evil is also waking. Aware that their control is beginning to slip, the Order of the Spider sets out to convert the Gifted or destroy them.
Worlds Unseen
Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,460. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
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The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to reality than the Empire had taught them—but when they came a little too close to the truth, tragedy ended their work, leaving the terrifying and beautiful world behind their own still hidden. As he lays dying forty years later, one of the last Council members entrusts an ancient relic to an orphaned young woman.

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  • Think Like a Publisher on Jan. 23, 2012
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    The best book on indie publishing I've read: from background industry info to doing the math, this is what you need to launch a viable business.