Rick Hoover

Biography

I'm an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church, serving at a parish in central Florida. I've worked in radio, television and several jobs that included public relation efforts. As a Christian, I have discovered one of the things I enjoy most is spending time in a prayer closet with Jesus, learning to be still so He has space to speak. I shared about my first month as a Smashword author at my blog:
https://deaconrick.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/editing-the-author/

Smashwords Interview

What is your ebook reading device?
I published my first ebook without access to any ebook device except my PC.
What is the story behind your book?
My wife had a desire to publish a daily Christian devotional and began writing a manuscript with one for every day of the year. A friend pointed her toward an established commercial publisher. They offered various packages costing over $1000.00 to print a small handful of copies for her. I thought there had to be a better way and began to research POD and ebook publishers. Smashwords had such a good presentation (no hype) that I quickly decided to try it out for myself. I drew on past columns and blog essays to assemble content for this experiment. Starting from scratch with no knowledge about the file requirements except what I was reading from Mark's guides, I uploaded and published my book 48 hours after I began working on it. This learning curve was MUCH easier than I expected. To date I've published three titles, including the ebook edition of Melanie's daily devotional.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Rick Hoover online


Books

The Mystery of Faith
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,320. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Faith
Jesus seemed to know immediately if people had great faith or none at all. What did he see? And can we see what Jesus saw? Examine the case files and solve the mystery!
Spirituality and Prayer
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Price: Free! Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Prayer
(5.00)
Additional notes for the ICS Class on Prayer, December 7, 2013 taught by Rick Hoover. These notes provide live links to supplemental material from around the web.
Are We There Yet?
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Series: Sermons For Pilgrims. Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00)
"Sermons For Pilgrims" series. This sermon was presented a few days before my ordination as a deacon, when I wasn't there yet.
Pray With Me
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Series: Sermons For Pilgrims. Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
"Sermons For Pilgrims" series. This is a story about what happened when a woman called me at church and wanted "someone to pray with me." As it turns out, that didn't happen because she hung up before we started.
What the Servants Knew
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Series: Sermons For Pilgrims. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
"Sermons For Pilgrims" series. This is a look at the parable of the talents given to the three servants before the master left them in charge. Did they really know what the master was looking for?
Citizen of Two Worlds: Remembering Gary DeHaan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,630. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
He was singing in churches and as a guest on radio broadcasts even as a child. Here his assistant and friend of twenty years, Kenny Frontz, recounts Gary DeHaan's story including the encounters they had along the way with other Christian singers and ministers like Andre Crouch, Bill Gaither and Billy Graham. He also shares the inside story of Gary's final struggle with terminal heart disease.
On Pelican Wings
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,660. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013 by Pelican Wings. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
(5.00)
The pelican has a long church history as a symbol of Christ. This book is a collection of my essays that have appeared on my church blogs and elsewhere. They are an "overview while in flight" and include short Scripture studies and my observations on life as a servant of Christ.

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