"With grace, humor, and sensitivity, Diana R. Zimmerman renders a traditional Mennonite farm family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as seen through a child’s eyes and spoken in the hypnotic rhythms of a young girl’s voice. The spirited speaker develops a rich sense of herself and her community as she grows up in a conservative religious context where “help means spank,” and female children are reared for lives of obedience, modesty, and piety. This is a remarkably immediate work of memory and imagination—authentic, fair-minded, and unsentimental— suitable for readers of all ages."
—Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of Sleeping Preacher and The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life
"Diana R. Zimmerman has written a great American memoir. I was reminded of Huck Finn and Harriet the Spy and Jo March as I chuckled and gasped and laughed out loud through this book. You will love this little Mennonite girl, and she will lead you back to your own inner child. You will also start seeing the world through her eyes. You won't want this story to end."
—Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering WorldRead More
PONTIUS PILATE SPEAKS!
For two thousand years the tiny chamber on the island of Capri had been sealed, hiding a scroll that could confirm the single most important claim of the Christian faith—or disprove it once and for all.
Now an earthquake has torn that chamber open, and a team of archeologists led by Italian scholar Isabella Sforza are about to make a discovery that will shake the world of faith—and make them the target of a deadly terrorist attack.
What did Pontius Pilate say about the trial and execution of Jesus of Nazareth?
Make no mistake . . .
THE TESTIMONIUM will leave you breathless!Read More
Attorney Landon Kingsley never fails to meet expectations or fulfill responsibilities, living a well-ordered life in his hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee. Recently engaged to the beautiful nursing student, April May, Landon’s new fiancée is everything he could want in a wife. She is devoted to her faith and family and truly loves him.
April’s cousin, Ella Casey, has returned to Kingsport after ten years of pursuing stardom as a country music singer in Nashville. Ella’s failed career and affair with a married music producer scandalizes her in the eyes of the town, but her legal troubles drive her to Landon for help. Landon finds himself increasingly attracted to Ella and more discontent than ever with the path he has chosen for his life. Amid a firestorm of family and town gossip, Landon is tormented by his past and the complicated decision of whether to listen to God’s voice or follow his own desires.
A retelling of Edith Wharton’s classic novel The Age of Innocence, Song from the Ashes explores the struggle with contentment in marriage and the dilemma between striving for personal happiness versus acceptance of God’s perfect plan.Read More
WHO does GOD use to advance His Kingdom?
More often than not, it is through the most unlikely of individuals, or, in this case, two political nemeses: U.S. Senators Locke and Paine. With the city of Washington surrounded by an unforeseen enemy, the duo must draft a plan in order to save what few civilians remain. Moral theses are questioned, critical decisions must be made, and dire consequences are faced as the enemy draws ever closer. But in the end, as with all Biblical endings, God reveals His true intentions, and the enemy has a different identity than what one would suspect . . .
I AM THE ENEMYRead More
FOUR UNFORGETTABLE CHARACTERS, EACH WITH A DREAM . . .
Sam McClanton was a rough-and-tumble, drifting cowboy, until he met a beautiful blonde on Main Street in Cactus Tree City . . .
Mattie Ann McClanton is the stunningly beautiful daughter of the wealthiest land-owner in Texas . . .
Juan is a Mexican drifter, whose ruggedness is tempered by his love of music, who finds himself in jail until Sam bails him out to help break some horses . . .
Randolph Taggert is the leader of a vicious outlaw family, whose son tried to out-draw Sam McClanton . . .
At the intersection of dreams and destinies . . .
. . . LIES ONE UNFORGETTABLE STORY.Read More
The war of the ages still rages . . .
Since time began, there has been a struggle between the light and darkness that dwell within us. We are all ensnared by these battles between light and dark, good and evil, right and wrong, and the flesh and the spirit.What is the nature of this darkness? What is the light that pulls us away from the darkness? Can we survive this constant war?
Not only can we survive, we can overcome and prevail. This book provides practical tools to aid in the conflict between what we want to do and what we ought to do. Are you emotionally the walking wounded? Have you been savaged by a divorce? Are you asking why relationships are so difficult to keep and maintain? Are you struggling with abuse, addiction, trauma, grief, or PTSD? The Soular Eclipse will strengthen your resolve to live in the Light.Read More
What if Christopher Columbus owed his success—maybe even his very life—to two brothers who have been almost completely forgotten in the annals of history?
Forgotten Brothers is the story of Martín and Vicente Pinzon, and their instrumental role in the eventual success of Christopher Columbus’ mission. Columbus invited Martin Pinzon to join the expedition, but the two men would eventually become bitter rivals. And while heartbreak was the fate for the Pinzons, Columbus returned a victor, and history regards him as a hero.
Based on many long-neglected historical treatises, some as many as 140 years old, this book presents a different picture of the facts of the voyage—facts today’s history books fail to reveal.Read More
Tucked away in the gently rolling hills of northern Missouri lies the sleepy Amish community of Jamesport. Known for the handmade furniture and baked goods of the Amish and other… Read More
Passion. And the willingness to actively pursue it.
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