The Mystery of Garabandal: Fantasy or Fraud? Ghost or God? by LR Walker

Fifty years ago, four young girls in a small Spanish village began falling into rigid trances for hours, marching backward up hills, and levitating, seemingly, inches above the ground. Eyes fixed on a mysterious point in the air, they were mesmerized by something which was invisible to everyone else.
Specifically, the girls claimed to be communing with the Virgin Mary. What they said she told them sent shock waves throughout the Catholic world, and beyond—shock waves that are still reverberating today. The messages the four girls claimed to receive revealed a picture of a church in crisis and a world that faced an earth-shattering future that would unfold in their lifetime.
The girls’ pronouncements about coming trouble in the church and world were met with fierce skepticism from the first. Some charged the girls with being possessed by demons (based on the girls’ strange physical poses and apparent levitation), and others claimed the girls were putting on an act (revealing their true colors when they chose ordinary married lives instead of the convent). There was also a third body of critics: those who believed that a group of girls on the cusp of adolescence in a remote and insular society conjured up a psychodrama which, fueled by the spotlight and mounting frenzy, gained a frightening life of its own.
Of course there is another possibility–that the apparitions in Garabandal, Spain actually did occur, and that the mother of Jesus appeared with an apocalyptic warning for both the church and the modern world.
The prophecies of Garabandal foretell a World-Wide Warning and a Global Miracle, whose purpose is to convince a world reeling from one catastrophe to the next that God exists. But the Warning and Miracle, dramatic as they sound, are not even the most unsettling of the messages. One night, the young girls dissolved into screams. During this so-called “Night of the Screams,” the girls say they were shown a tragic chastisement that would befall the entire world if the Warning and Miracle failed to trigger global change.
As disquieting as those messages were, the Virgin Mary’s most shocking message at Garabandal was for the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, which was meeting at that time for Vatican II. Why were the messages of Garabandal so effectively suppressed? Did it have to do with the fact that the Virgin Mary presciently warned of coming scandal and turmoil in the Roman Catholic Church itself?
Did a portal open between worlds on a Spanish mountaintop in that summer of 1961? And if so, who opened the door–an angel of God or an angel of darkness? Was it the young girls’ flight of fancy one summer night that spun wildly out of control? Or was it a visitation from the Mother of Jesus filled with urgent concern for a church and a world that she deeply loves?
Now that the “girls” at the center of this drama are 60-year-old women, should their claims be discredited or re-examined? Are the apparitions bogus or fast-approaching their fulfillment? If the events are false, Garabandal is a fascinating and perhaps tragic human interest story with several explanations. If the events and warnings are true–then what do we do?
By the end of this book, readers can judge whether the appearances of the Virgin Mary to four young seers on a mountaintop in Spain were historical fact, a devilish fraud, or the creative confusion of four girls who would spend the rest of their lives trying to escape a human tragicomedy that they themselves had produced.

Author: LR Walker

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
70 reviews

Fried Chicken and Gravy: A Christian Romance by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Missy Stuart is humiliated when she burns dinner for the cute, yet outspoken new auto parts rep. But, when he suggests to her father that she should take cooking lessons from the old ladies down at his church, she wants to crawl under a car and die.

Missy is perfectly happy working in their auto repair shop and has no intention of spending more time in the kitchen. When she dutifully accompanies her father to church, she finds that she has more to learn than a bunch of recipes. This quirky Christian romance is set in Ridgefield, Washington, in the late seventies.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
146 reviews

Evicting Erlene (The Elmo Jenkins Novelettes Book 1) by McMillian Moody

Loveable and eccentric Erlene Markham stars as the feisty senior adult from the popular Elmo Jenkins novels. Readers will enjoy following Erlene’s point of view as she takes on the stuffy new administrator at the Ackerman ALF where she resides. Ms. Merryweather Succop may be highly qualified to get the ALF out of the red, but she’s sorely lacking in the TLC department. As the two head-strong ladies brace for the inevitable showdown, Erlene calls in Elmo and Father Ted for reinforcement. Who will survive this epic throw down?In this new novelette series, author McMillian Moody gives readers a sneak peek into the colorful lives of the supporting characters in his Elmo Jenkins novels. – OBT Bookz

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
69 reviews

OH DEAR SAID THE DEER (Bedtime animals story book Book 3) by Sigal Adler and Rivka Strauss

Friends Are Gold ! *** Free Audio Book  Inside ***  The story is full with colorful hand drawings,that are so cute and imaginative young ones.”Oh dear,” said the deer, “I’m so cold, what a plight!I’ve searched for a hat, but none fits just right.”On top of his head his big antlers grew, No hat would fit over them; what could he do? Review Its all  about good friends that would not leave a friend in need and help him to find a solution.  It’s hard to keep kids captivated, but this book does it Making it fun with rhyme, color, and an adorable main Character that is easy to Adore.Most importantly it offers kids (and adults) a perspective That family and friendship are big part of life. This is an important message and at the right age and It’s a sweet book to snuggle up to with your children anytime.***The story is recommended to – read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers. Dealing with: friendship, Emotions. (Best friend book) “It’s an – illustrated children picture book” for Early reading And educational children’s book’s – teach kids basic skills :* values*helping others *good deeds
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Author: Sigal Adler and Rivka Strauss

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
127 reviews

How God Sees Your Struggles: Break The Chains of Stress & Heartache by Lynn R Davis

God has so much more in store for you than you have allowed yourself to receive. The blessings He wants for you are eternal. Those eternal treasures will then lead to the earthly manifestations you desire. “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
Your current place in life doesn’t have to be a permanent stop unless you want it to be. He is always working things out in your favor.
Learn to see things His way. See your situation through the eyes of God and free yourself of the stress and anxiety that comes with negative perception. If you are overcome by fear, anger, hurt or disappointment, be encouraged there is hope because God sees something better for your future.

Author: Lynn R Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
101 reviews

Finding Mr. Write: Contemporary Christian Romance (CANDID Romance Book 1) by Carol Moncado

Jeremiah Jacobs moved to the Ozarks for a fresh start. He knows no one and has no plans to get romantically involved with anyone. Ever. He’s already had his heart ripped out once and once is enough. Besides he has contractual obligations that prevent him from talking about work – and what woman would want to be involved with a man who has to keep his job a secret? When he attends his first local writers’ group meeting, he finds the leader so intriguing, his instant attraction to her threatens to complicate his currently uncomplicated life.

Dorrie Miller has never been good enough. Not for her father or any of the guys she’s dated in the past. She’s pushed beyond her father’s disapproval to have a good career while pursuing her dream of becoming a published novelist. The Christian Authors Network – Dedicated to Inspirational Distinction, or CANDID, is hosting their annual conference in Indianapolis and who’s rumored to be in attendance? The super reclusive, super-star author, Mya Elizabeth Linscott.

The hunky new member of her local CANDID group, Jeremiah, wants to carpool to Indy. Dorrie can handle not making a fool of herself for eight hours each way. Right? But she never imagined doing a favor for someone during the conference would leave her accidentally married to the gorgeous guy she barely knows. How will she get out of this mess, married to a near stranger? Does she want to? Will her insecurities and Jeremiah’s secrets tear them apart? Or can she trust that, all along, God’s been helping her with Finding Mr. Write?

Finding Mr. Write is a mega-romantic story with amazing chemistry between the two characters, and Jeremiah is one of the most memorable and loveable heroes I’ve read in a long time. Carol Moncado’s writing reeled me in and hooked me, and I was eager to see how Dorrie and Jeremiah would overcome their secrets and unusual circumstances to find true love. I loved this story! ~ Melanie Dickerson, award winning author of The Healer’s Apprentice

Author: Carol Moncado

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
178 reviews

A Christmas Peril (The Teacup Novellas Book 5) by Diane Moody

A Christmas Peril – Teacup Novellas Book FiveLucy Alexander’s Teacup Novellas were inspired by a collection of vintage teacups her Aunt Lucille bequeathed to her. She’s excited about writing the next book in the series, a Christmas tale loosely based on her aunt and uncle’s love story set in the 1940s. But when a hostage situation lands Lucy’s boyfriend in the hospital, she sets her work aside to keep a bedside vigil with Mark. As the long hours of waiting stretch on, Lucy starts to read her beloved aunt’s handwritten diary. Shocked to discover a frightening story so eerily similar to the one she’s living, Lucy longs to find hope and encouragement in the pages of Lucille’s diary.December 1944 – “The most wonderful things seem to happen when you least expect them,” writes Lucille Alexander after a serendipitous meeting with Gary Reynolds, a handsome lieutenant home on leave from the war in Europe. The two are inseparable in the five precious days he has left before heading back overseas just weeks before Christmas. On their last morning together, Lucille accompanies Gary to the train station, already dreading the long separation ahead. But that would be the least of her worries after her brave lieutenant rushes to help an elderly woman in distress.Lucy finds a strange solace in her namesake’s ink-stained journal. Though seventy years have passed between them, would their stories have the same ending?

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
426 reviews

A Star Curiously Singing (DarkTrench Saga Book 1) by Kerry Nietz

** Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Award Winner **

Sandfly is a debugger. He is property, bought and paid for in an Earth under sharia law. All faiths but one have been banned. And the rule of the great Imam is supreme.

As a debugger, Sandfly has an implant in his head that connects him to the world’s technology—and doles out mental shocks to keep him obedient. All he wants is to fix bots and avoid shocks

Now he’s been called into Earth orbit. The masters have a new spacecraft—one capable of interstellar flight. On its maiden voyage, the only robot on board went mad and tore itself apart.

Why? Better question: does it pose any risk to humans?

When Sandfly reviews the bot’s final moments, he perceives something unexpected. Something impossible.

As Sandfly pieces together the clues, a trap spreads beneath his feet. If he solves the mystery, he may doom himself. And if he fixes the robot, he may shatter his world.

Suspenseful, unique, and awash in cyberpunk jive, A Star Curiously Singing presents a bleak future that might be closer than we think.

Author: Kerry Nietz

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
161 reviews

A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (A Miller’s Creek Novel Book 5) by Cathy Bryant

Christian Contemporary Romantic Mystery/Suspense

Not all scars are visible…

A frightened runaway wants her painful past to disappear. Her plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with her high school sweetheart, the one responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside old wounds and grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempts to forgive?

Other stand-alone books in the Miller’s Creek novels:
Texas Roads
A Path Less Traveled
The Way of Grace
Pilgrimage of Promise
Crossroads
And don’t miss the companion Bible study for A Bridge Unbroken:
THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS (a Bible study on forgiveness)

Interview With The Author

Q – Why write stories about a small fictional town in Texas?

A – I grew up in a small Texas town, so I know all the pros and cons and absolute blessings of living in a place like Miller’s Creek–a laid-back, down-home lifestyle, wonderful folks, and even a few who think it’s their job to know everyone’s personal business. The stories were designed to give readers an experience of feeling like they’ve arrived at a place that feels like home.

Although the Miller’s Creek novels are technically classified as romances, they’re really so much more: southern fiction, women’s fiction (though I have a surprisingly high amount of men readers), suspense, comedy, drama, even a little bit of psychological thriller thrown in to keep readers turning pages. And each of the books carry a distinctive spiritual theme as well as an overall journey theme for the series. (Hence words like roads, path, way, pilgrimage, and bridge in the titles.)

Q – In what order should the books be read?

A – The books were created as stand-alone novels, so they can be read in any order. However, if you have OCD issues like me, you might want to read them in the order in which they were written:

-TEXAS ROADS
-A PATH LESS TRAVELED
-THE WAY OF GRACE
-PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE
-A BRIDGE UNBROKEN (and its companion Bible study on the theme of forgiveness, THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS)
-CROSSROADS

Q – So why will readers be interested in the Miller’s Creek novels?

A – Based on reader reviews, I’d say the books are compelling reads for these five main reasons:

1. They make readers laugh one minute and tear up the next.
2. They offer plenty of conflict and tension to keep readers turning pages.
3. The setting is compelling. (Some readers have compared Miller’s Creek to Mayberry, only Texas-style. And I’ve lost count of how many readers have told me they want to live in Miller’s Creek.)
4. The characters are endearing and relatable.
5. The books’ themes are spiritually impactful.

In addition, all the books are rated at 4.5 stars or higher.

Q – Have any plans to bundle the series into a collection?

A – Actually the first three books have been bundled. Readers can check out my Amazon author page for a full list of my book titles, including the collection. And a big shout out to my reader friends: Thanks for reading!

Miller’s Creek Novels eBook Categories:

Inspirational Fiction
Inspirational Romance
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Christian Fiction
Christian Romance
Contemporary Christian Romance
Christian Romantic Suspense
Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense
Women’s Religious Romance
Christian Women’s Fiction
Christian Contemporary Western Romance
Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Author: Cathy Bryant

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
161 reviews