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A Kick-Off to Summer Reading!
Have you started making your summer reading list?
I have a few suggestions!
End Times Prophecy... Adventure... Romance... History...
These reading selections cover all of those things!
by Terry Brennan
The message for readers?
“I hope that readers of Ishmael Covenant understand
that Christians are in a real, tangible war. Believers in Jesus Christ
are engaged in what the notes in my NIV Study Bible for Ephesians 1:3
call a ‘titanic conflict,’” Brennan shares. “I was struck by the idea
that there are great spiritual forces that war against God in heaven.
More sobering is the idea that my spiritual struggles here on earth
have, in some way, an impact on that war in heaven. Not all of us will
come face-to-face with evil incarnate, as Brian Mullaney and the other
characters do in Ishmael Covenant, but agents of evil are at work
in the world today, just as they have been since Lucifer’s rebellion
was crushed and banished to earth.”
About the story:
His marriage in tatters and his career ruined by lies,
Diplomatic Security Service agent Brian Mullaney is at the end of his
rope. Banished to Israel as punishment by his agency, he's assigned to
guard a US ambassador and an insignificant box. Little does he know
that this new job will propel him straight into a crisis of global
Inside the box is a messianic prophecy about the fate of
the world. And a dark enemy known as The Turk and the forces of evil at
his command are determined to destroy the box, the prophecy, and the
Middle East as we know it. When Ambassador Cleveland gets in the way,
his life and his daughter's life are threatened--and Mullaney must act
Now agents of three ancient empires have launched covert
operations to secure nuclear weapons, in direct defiance of the
startling peace treaty Israel and its Arab neighbors have signed. And a
traitor in the US State Department is leaking critical information to a
foreign power. It's up to Mullaney--still struggling with his own broken
future--to protect the embassy staff, thwart the clandestine
conspiracies, and unmask a traitor--before the desert is turned into a
Fans of Joel C. Rosenberg, Steven James, and Ted Dekker
will relish the deadly whirlpool of international intrigue and
end-times prophecy in Ishmael Covenant--and will eagerly await the rest
of this new trilogy.
Christian fiction fans can be assured they will find elements of faith
in the story packed with history and romance. Along with the
characters, readers will see that God doesn’t make mistakes, He is
sovereign, and He is good. “I love that through the power of story, God
can use what we write and reach the people He wants to reach and teach
them what He has for them,” shares Vetsch. “Just as every reader brings
their own imagination to a story when they read it, so too they bring
their faith, their history, their experiences into the spiritual thread
of the story. They start from where they currently are in their faith
journey, and through the power of story, they can grow that faith and
maturity through exploring the spiritual arcs of the characters.”
About the story:
doing what he can to save the Prince Regent's life . . . but can he
save his new marriage as well?
Evan Eldridge never meant to be a war hero--he just
wanted to fight Napoleon for the future of his country. And he
certainly didn't think that saving the life of a peer would mean being
made the Earl of Whitelock. But when the life you save is dear to the
Prince Regent, things can change in a hurry.
Now Evan has a new title, a manor house in shambles, and
a stranger for a bride, all thrust upon him by a grateful ruler. What
he doesn't have are all his memories. Traumatized as a result of his
wounds and bravery on the battlefield, Evan knows there's something he
can't quite remember. It's important, dangerous--and if he doesn't
recall it in time, will jeopardize not only his marriage but someone's
Readers who enjoy Julie Klassen, Carolyn Miller, and
Kristi Ann Hunter will love diving into this brand-new Regency series
filled with suspense, aristocratic struggles, and a firm foundation of
What can readers learn from a CIA agent turned small
“I know there are faith struggles John faces that readers can identify
with because they are ones I struggle with. For one, John can’t seem to
shake loose from past habits and hang-ups. Sometimes those habits can
be used for good, but more often than not John finds himself fighting
to walk in faith and love and not let his flesh take control when
things go awry. Much of the Christian life is about this same battle,”
the author explains. “John also has difficulty accepting God’s
forgiveness for not only the sins we’ve committed in the past but the
sins we will commit in the future. That affects his ability to pass
forgiveness on to others.”
About the story:
John Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow
God's calling. He's not the sort of man one would expect to have a
But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep
was once a wolf--an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow
Christ, he put that work behind him, determined to pay penance for all
the lives he took. He vowed never to kill again.
Now someone wants the peaceful pastor to pay for his sins with his own
life. And when a terrorist out for revenge walks into the church,
John's secrets are laid bare. Confronted with his past, he must face
his demons and discover whether a man can truly change. Can he keep his
vow--even when the people he loves are in mortal danger? Will his
congregation and the brave woman he's learning to care for be caught in
the cross fire? In the end, his death may be the only sacrifice he has
left to offer . . .
Andrew Huff's thrilling debut is not only a riveting story of suspense,
it's also a deep exploration of the moral quandaries that face those
who choose to follow the Prince of Peace in a violent world.
All journalist Christine Lewis wants is the truth. All
pastor John Cross wants is to avoid it.
Former CIA agent turned evangelical pastor John Cross is busy caring
for the small community of believers he ministers to in Virginia.
Journalist Christine Lewis is busy with the demand for her talents from
top news agencies in New York City. Neither has any time left for their
relationship, which began eight months before when they paired up to
prevent the detonation of a chemical bomb in the nation's capital.
But when Christine hears that her stepbrother has been arrested for
murder in Texas, they team up again to discover the truth about the
crime. Untangling a web of conspiracy, the couple finds themselves in
the center of another dangerous situation-and in trouble far deeper
than they expected.
With an assassin on the loose, a trusted colleague acting as a double
agent, and unreliable artificial intelligence connected to mercenaries
who have Cross on their hit list, these two may not get out of the Lone
Star State alive.