The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch: The Adventures of Punkin and Boo

The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch: The Adventures of Punkin and Boo

Against their wishes, cousins Jacie Masters, (Punkin), and Hannah Roberts, (Boo), are thrown together for the summer at their grandparents’ Ghost Dancer Ranch. What starts as a very boring summer turns dangerous when they find themselves in the middle of an insidious plot to steal the ranch and turn it into a Casino. By clinging to their faith, and with the help of a guardian angel and Jack Wilson, a young Native American man who hopes to lead his people back to prosperity and power through the resurrection of the Ghost Dancer Religion, Punkin and Boo overcome all obstacles to solve the mystery and save the ranch.

In the best tradition of Franklin W. Dixon’s Hardy Boy Mysteries and Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, comes The Adventures of Punkin and Boo, an exciting series of adventure/mystery stories for young children, tweens, and teens (adults will also enjoy them.) Featuring Hannah Roberts (Boo) and Jacie Masters (Punkin), these are the adventures of two teenage cousins who meet for the first time on a summer vacation and fall right into an on-going series of action-packed, page turning, “can’t-put-em-down” books that will delight young readers and have them asking for more of The Adventures of Punkin and Boo.

About the author

Amazon Best-selling author, Patrick E. Craig, is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful performance career to concentrate on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. In November, 2011, Patrick signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his “Apple Creek Dreams” series. His latest books, “The Amish Heiress” and “The Amish Princess”, published by P&J Publishing, have both spent time on the best seller lists on Amazon. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Patrick has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene.

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Jake and Buddy by D. R. Tara

Jake and Buddy by D. R. Tara

Jake and Buddy is an adorable children’s picture book comprising 31 beautiful illustrations about a couple of adventurous and adorable dogs who live in a red and yellow house in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Jake and Buddy is a delightful inspirational story for kids. A great book that can be read to those younger than 5, a read alone or with guidance book for kids age 5-8, or as a read alone tale for kids 9-12 who are looking for a new sort of hero. Who doesn’t want to know about a dog who is brave enough to outsmart a dognapping gang, kind enough to invite another dog to share his home and family, and smart enough to help rescue his friend from a farm house on fire?

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This book is beautifully illustrated and designed to captivate the imagination of every child enjoying it. A wonderful addition to any library, especially those collecting kids picture adventure books for the Kindle or picture books about dogs, cats or other animals.

This kids book is appropriate for reading to children anytime including at bedtime.

Cottonmouth and the River (Cottonmouth Series Book 1) – Casey Fritz

Cottonmouth and the River (Cottonmouth Series Book 1) – Casey Fritz

Cottonmouth-and-the-riverMeet Freddie Cottonmouth – A Boy Who Loves the River, Big Adventures, and a Furry Beast named Tug.
Tug loves taking Freddie on wild adventures—trips to the moon, building castles, or catching fireflies with Freddie riding on his wide furry back. When Freddie finds a mysterious egg, Tug makes him promise never to eat it. But Freddie is about to discover that broken promises come at a great price.

This is the rare children’s story—both bold and tender and brimming with moments of great risk, adventure, and heart. Combining the artistic wonder of Where the Wild Things Are with the timeless storytelling of The Polar Express, this story will capture both the imagination and the intelligence of children and their parents as it sheds light on the power of sin, sacrifice, and redemption.

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Review
“A feast for the eyes and rich in meaning, Cottonmouth And The River is truly something special.”
-Bob Smiley Writer, Nickelodeon’s The Haunted Hathaways

“Casey Fritz has given families a deep and profound truth in a child-like way. With beautiful illustrations and heart changing words Cottonmouth And The River is a sure must add to every young parent’s library. My heart was moved by the story, and my guess is yours will be too.”
Elyse Fitzpatrick Author of Give Them Grace

“Artistic, poetic, mysterious, and ingenious, Cottonmouth And The River is a great read. It digs its hooks into you and pulls you deep into the story’s world. After I finished reading it to my kids, the first thing they said was, ‘Can we read it again Dad?'”
John Mark ComerFather of Three / Author of Loveology

“It is rare to find a book in this genre as wonderfully written and beautifully drawn as Cottonmouth And The River. Even more rare to find them packed with the themes of sacrifice and redemption. This book is a gift.”
Tim Chaddick Father of Three / Pastor at Reality LA

“In the wilderness of Christian children’s books, many mirages exist, promising an oasis, but instead offering the dry sands of moralism. Casey’s book stands like that famous Rock in the desert offering the thirsty and weary the cool, sweet waters of the gospel. I, with fresh tears in my eyes, recommend this book not only to kids, but to adults as well, that we might all be reminded by this wonderful, beautifully drawn story of the great adventurous story we are all in.”
Josh Kehler Father of Four / Pastor at Reality Stockton
About the Author
Casey “C.S.” Fritz is both master artist and writer – creating story with words and illustrations. In 2011, he was nominated as Arizona Visual Artist of the Year. He is now pastor of Family Ministries for Reality LA. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two young children.

Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World of Middle-Earth by Jill Marie Richardson (Free eBook)

Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World of Middle-Earth by Jill Marie Richardson (Free eBook)

Hobbits, Elves, and Dragons More Real Than You Believe

Hobbits, You and the Spiritual World of Middle-Earth by Jill RichardsonWhat can the bravery of a hobbit, the faith of a elf, or the greed of a dragon teach us about ourselves? How can their stories lead us to the real Kingdom where God is weaving His fantasy world into reality?

In Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World of Middle-Earth, Jill Richardson overlays the Bible with the The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, giving us a peek into God’s fantasy world – a world of wonder and awe.

Discover the deep spiritual truths found in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic characters and learn how to apply then in your own epic story.

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Praise for for Hobbits, You, and the Spiritual World

Jill Richardson has done a doubly difficult deed. She has written a book about the Bible and The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and she has written a book that both adults and teenagers will enjoy. Her trick is that this is a book that successfully uses Tolkien to understand the Bible instead of a book that unsuccessfully uses the Bible to understand Tolkien.

For another thing, it’s a book for teenagers that most adults will also enjoy, understand, and profit from instead of a book for adults that most teenagers will enjoy, understand, and profit from (which is much more difficult). And it works. It’s both sprightly and profound, funny and serious, full of loving sarcasm and realistic moral truth. – Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College, Author of The Philosophy of Tolkien.

Author Jill Richardson may well have been born in the Shire, so well does she know the inhabitants of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. But the truths in this book are anything but fantasy. They strike close to the heart where we all have the God-given desire for valorous deeds and new worlds to explore. – Wayne Thomas Batson, Bestselling author of The Door Within Trilogy, The Dark Sea Annals, and GHOST.

Jill Richardson’s book provides an outstanding avenue for teenagers and adults alike to reflect upon their own Christian character through the lens of both Tolkien’s Hobbit and the Bible. Her clear and contemporary writing style, great reflective discussion questions, and alignment between the characters in the Hobbit and people of the Bible, make this an excellent book for families, youth groups, or individuals. I highly recommend it! – Laura Barwegen, Ed.D., Wheaton College, Department of Christian Formation and Ministry

The author reminds us that the real quest from Tolkien’s books took place in the minds and hearts of his characters. Coupled with the revelation of the real-life adventures in Scripture, she has the necessary formula to inspire life change in students. This book offers our awakening to the ongoing spiritual voyage imparted upon equally fragmentary followers of Christ.

I can’t get over the way that this book draws you into the various plots and personas of Middle-earth. With so much to love from Tolkien’s novels, that foundation provides a place for us to see Biblical stories with a new sense of awe and authenticity. What is even greater is the way students are inspired to find their own place in God’s epic journey. – Jason Boyer, National Director of Youth Ministry, Free Methodist Church USA

The characters of Middle-earth in Tolkien’s work are loaded with personality, unique and engaging. Jill Richardson spotlights those characteristics in ways that make them very human–ways I can see myself in those characteristics. Her vocabulary and development of the personalities is very engaging. She masterfully incorporates biblical concepts and application for each of Tolkien’s characters, followed by skillfully crafted reflective questions. – Scottie May, Associate Professor Christian Formation & Ministry, Wheaton College

About the Author

Jill’s love for hobbits and elves comes from her time as a literature teacher and as a lifelong reader of great stories. She also loves an epic challenge and a chance for grace wherever they exist. Jill has degrees in English, Education, and Theology. She is an ordained minister and has served as a worship, preaching, and discipleship pastor. She has published four books previously.

Voyage with the Vikings (AIO Imagination Station Book 1)

Voyage with the Vikings (AIO Imagination Station Book 1)

Book 1 of the Adventures in Odyssey Imagination Station series

Imagination Station Voyage with the VikingsWhile visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit’s Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn’t found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson—and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker’s workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet.

Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.

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Paul McCusker is the author of The Mill House, Epiphany, The Faded Flower and several Adventures in Odyssey programs. Winner of the Peabody Award for his radio drama on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer for Focus on the Family, he lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.

The Story of King Jesus: Free Children’s eBook

The Story of King Jesus: Free Children’s eBook

People of God pass their faith to the next generation by telling the story of how God rescues his children. This richly illustrated book continues to tell that story—from the creation of the world to Jesus’s victory over death. Designed for children ages 4 to 8, The Story of King Jesus is the gospel told in a single story—a story meant to be read from start to finish in one sitting.

The Story of King Jesus - Ben IrwinThe Story of King Jesus will captivate your child’s imagination, nurture their spiritual curiosity, and draw them into the full Bible story as they embark on a lifetime of following Jesus the King.

Ben Irwin is coauthor of Fascinating People of the Bible and one of the creators of The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People. He studied theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and spent several years as a writer for World Vision. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with their two children.

Ben Irwin is coauthor of “Fascinating People of the Bible” and one of the creators of “The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People.” He studied theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and spent several years as a writer for World Vision. He and his wife, Amanda, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with their two children.