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  • Haunting Memories by Katrina Rice

    Can Beth achieve her dream while reliving a nightmare?

    After years of hard work, Beth Spalding is finally close to accomplishing her dream of becoming a permanent member of the National Philharmonic Orchestra as a professional clarinet player. However, as Beth overcomes each hurdle, long-buried memories of her tormented childhood begin surfacing. Why now, when she is so close to her dream, is she being haunted by these disturbing memories? And how can she cope with the handsome trumpet player who keeps showing up when she is clearly broken and tormented? Will she ever feel whole or is she doomed to be nothing but a mistake? Can Beth overcome her past once and for all to fulfill her destiny and achieve her dream?

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  • Church Health for the Twenty-First Century by John Marshall Crowe

    What does the Bible have to say about church health? In this new resource from John Marshall Crowe, clergy and lay leaders alike will discover:

    • What are the characteristics of churches where Jesus is the head or not?
    • How to disciple church leaders into a healthy team?
    • Are the Great Commission and the Great Commandment connected to ministry for the mentally ill?
    • How can biblical preaching promote church health?

    All types of churches and all kinds of pastors will find this a useful and inspiring book for individual or small group study. Helpful questions follow each chapter to assist in stimulating thoughtful discussion and meaningful action.

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  • Rough Water Baptism by Albert Norton, Jr.

    Having grown up in San Francisco with her brilliant neuroscientist father, Elise Brinkley has absorbed a faith from her father and her environment that this life is all there is. And although her life is perfect in many ways and unperturbed by doubt, her faith in her way of thinking is challenged through her experiences with her friend Joy. She finds herself wondering if there is more than just the material world.

    Then she is swept up in a romance with the handsome and enigmatic Tino.

    However, Tino is not all he appears to be. Elise’s world comes crashing down around her in the space of a few hours. Through the ordeal she embraces a hard-won appreciation that there is a Source outside ourselves for the good, the true, and the beautiful, in our lives.

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  • The Hidden Saint by Julian Bauer

    The Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century faced four major challenges: a Muslim invasion; dissent over forcible conversions in the Americas; clashes with the new Protestant movement; and immoral behavior from members of the clergy. The Council of Trent countered these threats by laying out the fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Church and listing punishments up to and including excommunication for in- appropriate behavior.

    Roberto Vecchi narrates the story as the bodyguard to Carlo Borromeo, nephew to Pope Pius IV, and son of the Count of Arona. Carlo wishes to follow a religious career and has been assigned responsibility for implementing the decisions of the council. Roberto prefers a comfortable future to labors in an apathetic church, assuming he lives long enough to have a future. Roberto’s devastating skill with a sword causes him to find a ready partner in Ernesto Mancini of the Orsini clan only to be restrained from dueling by Carlo with the threat of excommunication.

    Our story takes place primarily in Rome and Milan, but we find an unwilling Roberto off to the famous Colegio de San Gregorio in Spain which had such a great influence on the encomenderos of Latin America, and to Lepanto where the deciding sea battle takes place between the Catholic Fleet and the Muslim Fleet. When the restraining influence of Carlos over Roberto begins to lose its power, the lovely maid, Celia Bartolini, enters the scene and reminds Roberto that his soul is not the only thing he might lose should he unsheathe his sword.

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  • Southern Crap! by Angela Hoeflich

    There is beauty in brokenness.

    The mix of southern charm and deep-hearted rawness make this book a savored treat, as well as a genuine reminder that brokenness is not wasted, but can be restored to a greater depth of beauty and resolve.

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Our 2017 Nominees for CSPA Book of the Year

  • Chasing Mayflies

    A Dying Wish...

    What would you do if your best friend’s last wish was to help him escape from a hospice so he could “take care of a few things?”

    The initial dilemma for Dennis Sullivan is not the anger he will incur from Jack’s family, or how to manage a terminally-ill curmudgeon who mistakenly believes he knows everyone. He can even humor Jack’s desire to become like a mayfly – one of those nasty spring bugs with a lifespan of only a few days, but are unforgettable monsters.

    The true question is why help someone who was not there for him when his own wife was dying and he needed a friend?

    Guilted into this late odyssey, Dennis soon discovers the road to hell is truly paved with good intentions and it takes courage, faith, and a generous dose of anarchy to change the destination. He finds his best friend’s “bucket list on steroids” is not a tale of self-absorption at all, but rather a well-considered plan to touch his estranged family and seek forgiveness. And Jack plans the biggest makeover of all for Dennis. Chasing Mayflies is a “R.I.P.” roaring, hilarious journey that matches an intriguing plot with a thought-provoking message that will resonate with your soul long after the story ends.

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  • The Man With the Black Box


    An international crisis threatens to plunge the world into war at the dawn of the Twentieth Century, but the British Foreign Office finds itself blinded by the bizarre deaths of crucial agents and informants as it struggles to stave off the coming conflagration. For help, they turn to an unconventional outsider, Inspector Jenkins of Scotland Yard, who soon finds himself on the trail of a mysterious man with a deadly black box and a host of devoted accomplices. Innocents transform into monsters. Men of God become agents of destruction. Good men rise from the flames of damnation to become soldiers in the coming apocalypse. The Man with the Black Box is a terrifying examination of the corruptibility of mankind, a riveting twist on the classic battle of good versus evil, and a fantasy thriller of historic proportions.

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  • A Place That Was Home

    A chance encounter with a forgotten childhood friend makes
    a woman take stock of her own shortcomings through the years.

    A rural family's peaceful Sunday night is
    disrupted by a frightening, unexpected visitor.

    A charming blind student brings a new perspective
    to an emotionally distant teacher.

    A woman is eyewitness to a neighbor's struggle with
    alcoholism and the tragic outcome of his problems.


    These incidents and many others are captured in A Place That Was Home.

    Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman’s experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families live, work, and worship and others suffer from dire circumstances.

    A Place That Was Home invites the reader into this compelling world.

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  • An Unexpected Role

    The devastation of a ruined summer.

    The gift of a second chance.

    Can Josie learn the lessons she needs in order to discover her true self?

    After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.

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eLectio Blog

  • eLectio Publishing is HIRING! +

    As the year has steadily progressed, we are proud to say that we are growing again. As you may already know, eLectio Publishing is a faith-based publisher that supports independent

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    For those of you who have been with us for quite some time, and are part of our extended family, we want to always remain thankful for your support of

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    It's that time of year again. And we're not just talking about the warmer weather.

    It's time for another eLectio Publishing giveaway, as our way of saying thank you to

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  • On the Value of Entertainment +

    Regardless of our individual backgrounds and regardless of what we believe politically and spiritually, most of us across the globe share at least some commonalities. We're often reminded of how

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  • On Faith, Family, and Laughter +

    It's Christmas Time and from all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas!

    For those of you who stop by from time to time, we hope you've been able

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T. Marcus Christian


T. Marcus Christian is a writer of suspense and thrillers. At the Back of His Mind was part of a collection of stories titled Hold Your Breath, written as a part of his MFA thesis project. Marcus holds an MA and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He is also a professor and student of writing.

Christian discovered writing at an early age and got in trouble in class more than once for passing around a collection of comics he wrote and illustrated. Taking a cue from the meager success of the comic strip, he decided he would be a failed comic strip artist and, indeed, succeeded in failing. Someday there may be a collection of Christian's papers in some archives and, if he has anything to do with it, these comics will be hidden among the even less interesting elementary school drawings.

Christian also had a short film in the Cornerstone Film Festival in 2009 titled "Salvation" about a college professor who takes a break from reality after his life spirals out of control.

When he is not working, he spends his time with his wife Sarah and their two children. They live in Central Virginia.


At the Back of His Mind, short story (eLectio Publishing)

Never Prosper, short story (eLectio Publishing)


External Links

Twitter handle: @Writer_Marcus

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/T-Marcus-Christian/390961257644530

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