Beloved Christian authors of the MIDTOWN BLUE SERIES, Frank and Pam Lione bring their trademark gritty, relevant, fiction to this engaging and compelling story. Set in New York City, the Lione’s weave an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and redemption. The flawed, but genuine heroine, advertising executive Jenna Russo is “stuck” spending 12 Saturdays helping feed the homeless at a Christian street outreach in order to obtain a prized heirloom of her grandmothers. What starts as a huge inconvenience ends up being her saving grace. Newly engaged, Jenna doesn’t understand her alcoholic father’s dying wish to either spend 12 Saturdays on the streets of New York City feeding the poor or risk losing her beloved grandmother’s ring to an estranged and manipulative sister. Will she see the lost through the eyes of faith and learn that there are blessings beyond the family heirloom? Or will she fall victim to her past and crumble under the great expectations of her deceased father? On sale now for just $2.99
Monetary tithing has been taught as an undisputed fact in churches for centuries. Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway challenges that assumption and puts modern tithe teachings to the microscope of scripture. This book examines the word tithe from the original Hebrew language and presents the authentic meaning of the the orthodox term based on the land, language and literature of the Hebrew people.
For church-goers who are tired of being told they rob God of tithes and offerings every Saturday and Sunday, and that God requires a tenth of their income until death, this new book opens the biblical scroll and shines a light on the truth of Scripture by debunking centuries-old tithe doctrines, which say a tithe is ten percent of a person’s income. The author also explains why many church-goers are not the ones who really rob God. But exposes who the real God robbers are in this shocking tithe manifesto.
The message of the book is that ten percent of a person’s income does not represent a biblical tithe. The biblical tithe has always been food. A monetary tithe of ten percent represents a tax for religious purposes. A true biblical tithe is narrowly limited to food and clean animals from inside the land of Israel. Also, true biblical tithing was never extended to crafts or trades, and since Jesus was never a farmer, nor headsman, he was not required to tithe.
Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway is an educational book that tackles a religious taboo subject such as tithing and presents more information about an under-saturated subject in the book world concerning tithing. The book is a scholastic, theological work and should be read by anyone who has skepticism about the truth and accuracy of the modern monetary tithe system that is not contained on the pages of the Bible.
This Non-Fiction book is available in ebook and print formats.
Jesus said, “Call no man on earth father, for you all have one Father who is in heaven.” Yet Paul called Timothy, Titus, and Onesimus his “sons” and sometimes used “father” language when addressing the churches. Was Paul contradicting Jesus?
Instead of cherry-picking scriptures, adapting extreme views, and reviling anyone who sees differently, we need to get to the heart of the issue. “Spiritual Fathers Or Brothers?” clears up the confusion and helps us to understand the heart of both Paul’s teaching and Jesus’ teaching. While acknowledging that Christian leaders should share in the father heart of God, it also highlights the unhealthy dynamics that result if we go beyond scripture in our emphasis on “fathering” young disciples.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-80
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I'm a charismatic Christian, and many Charismatic churches emphasize a model of "spiritual fathers and sons." It's presented as a really good idea for discipleship, and people quote the apostle Paul to back it up.
However, I've experienced some unhealthy dynamics resulting from an overemphasis on this "spiritual parenting" model. While I do believe that Christian leaders should share in God's "father heart," I've become convinced that the scriptural model for how we relate to leaders is brothers, not "spiritual parents." The church needs a better understanding of this issue.
An orphan travels West to meet a lonely widower and his child. Will they find each other’s heart in this new wild world?
Theresa Doe never knew her parents. Abandoned on the day she was born, all she has ever known is life in the orphanage with the Sisters of Holy Mercy. For seventeen years she’s lived with hunger and cold, her faith the only thing to sustain her. But now a lonely widower out west has put out a call for a wife and Theresa has been chosen to go to him.
Henry Forth is a restrained and taciturn rancher in the Colorado Territories. He has struggled to build his ranch into a success and is in need of a woman to be his wife, the lady of his house, and a mother to his three-year-old child.
Theresa now must travel from her home in Pennsylvania to the wild west of the Colorado Territories, to live with the quiet Mr. Forth. In the shadow of the Rocky Mountains there is no law. Bandits lurk in the forests and danger waits on the horizon.
In this strange and dangerous place Theresa must transform from an orphan to a wife, even though she has no knowledge of married life.
A Colonel with a broken heart, a mail order bride wanting to heal it and a baby girl without a mother. Can love heal all wounds?
Young Helena’s intention when she applied to be Colonel Joseph White’s mail order bride was to be his wife and mother to his sweet eight-month-old baby girl.
Except that when she gets to Montana, she realizes that she was invited under false pretenses. Her mother in law had something else in mind—a young lady to take her son’s mind off his beloved wife, who has passed on.
Her heart aching for Colonel Joseph and his baby, Helena decides to stay and help as much as she can. Only she has not reckoned on falling in love with the quiet, detached man who is obviously in so much pain.
Will Colonel Joseph return her love? Can she heal his wounded heart? Are they destined to be a family?
A celebrity is about to find real Amish love. Can they overcome the obstacles?
Justin Gardner is the lead guitar player in a nationwide famous band that is only looking to brighten their star in the future. But for Justin, the time has come to pull the plug on his electric guitar and step down from the stage.
An unforeseen accident causes him to end up in the heart of the Amish community, surrounded by wholesome, down-to-earth people, when a young woman from their community finds him and takes him home.
The more time Justin spends around her, the more she finds her way into his heart. Unwilling to leave the family that has cared for him and the woman he has fallen in love with, Justin ponders the idea of giving up his rock star life for the simple yet hard work of the Amish people.
The woman of his dreams, Rebecca Graber, seems to return his affections but her family is built on tradition and a culture that he knows almost nothing about. He knows it may be difficult to convince her and her family of his true intentions.
Can a woman with her deep roots in faith care for him? Can he suppress his desire for her long enough to satisfy everyone concerned, including himself? Justin is about to find out. His heart tells him that he has no other choice.
A doctor who suffered a great loss, a young and naïve mail order bride and twins craving motherly love.
Long-time bachelor and country doctor Eli Yoder is finally looking to tie the knot. But love, romance and companionship have nothing to do with it.
Instead, he is looking for a woman who will put aside her own needs, dreams and desires to become an ideal mother to his six-month-old twin nephew and niece. He has recently suffered great personal loss and what he is looking for is to balance his life.
Young, naïve Saloma Hofstader is being forced by her insensitive and cruel brother from the arms of the man she loves and into a marriage that is cold and emotionless.
Things change when Eli falls in love with the wife from his very practical marriage and finds in her comfort, love and joy. Thousands of miles away from the place she spent her childhood, in the rolling acres of Nebraska, will Saloma finally find passion, love and a home?
This book is a true story of How God saved our marriage by answering my prayer when I was faced with an impending divorce by showing me my shortcomings as a husband and father and giving me the ability to write the things in this book that I sent to my wife that changed her desire to divorce me and brought about our reconciliation.
A wonderful true story of heart ache and blessing, the joy of raising a family and the struggles of married life.
A must read for both married men and women, and those contemplating getting married.
I have Written this in the hopes that it might give some insight and hope to others that are now having or have gone through the terrible struggles that we are sometimes confronted with in married life and that it might encourage them to trust in prayer to God and overcome the means that Satan uses in his attempts to destroy our marriages and families.
This Non-Fiction book is available in these Formats: eBook
“An outgoing girl, a quiet calm Doc and an abandoned baby – Will they find each other?”
Mae Winter is alone and unhappy. Her one wish is that by the turn of the century, her life would be more fulfilling, more exciting.
Doc Cunningham lives in California, quite a distance from Mae. When a woman gives birth to a healthy baby boy and abandons him in the Doc’s clinic, he is left with a decision -put the child in the orphanage or raise him as his own?
With no experience and being unmarried, he decides it’s time to make a change to his life and advertises for a bride to be a mother for the newborn and a wife for him.
Mae is the perfect opposite of Doc, exciting and outgoing to his quiet calmness. Can they make a go of it? Will they be the right parents for the abandoned baby boy? Or will they clash and cause more pain and strife for each other and the baby?
Targeted Age Group:: 18-65
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write about how setbacks can turn into positive life changes. The life of the newborn baby boy in this book starts off rocky when his mother abandons him. But then two new, loving parents come into his life, showing that the sunshine might come back. The only question is whether his new parents can overcome their differences and find each other to form a happy family.
Bachelor Lloyd Schifflebein strives to adopt six special needs children, start a home business, and find Ms. Right. To succeed, Lloyd must convince authorities (and at least one young lady) that he is not crazy. Then he receives a supernatural visitor who really drives him nuts! It’s a funny way to build a family.
Targeted Age Group:: 12 to adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
God blessed our family late in life with an adopted special needs child. We prepared for her arrival for months while governmental delays persisted. We even adopted bunny rabbits to be her pets, but the process dragged on literally for years, and all the bunnies eventually went to the big bunny hutch in the sky. Our daughter finally arrived just shy of her third birthday. That was fifteen years ago, and in all that time I have learned that faith in God's mysterious ways, and a large dose of laughter, are necessary for a family to survive and thrive when faced with the unexpected on a regular basis.