Kansas, 1888: Sarah Kunz arrives in Adams, Kansas to fulfill her father’s dream but when both parents die in sudden succession can Sarah find the courage to make the dream her own? Opposed by political forces, Sarah must learn to trust a God she cannot see, an Aunt she hardly knows and a handsome stranger out to win her heart.
In a town owned by one man, can a young woman stand against him and survive?
Based on the true stories of men and women who fought to tame the western towns of the Great Plains. Adams Mourning is the first novella in The Adams Series. These books draw on the inspiring faith of the pioneers who believed, against all odds, God was on their side.
This sweet Christian romance offers a fresh view of prairie life and frontier love in the 19th Century Great Plains. Adam’s Mourning offers readers a clean and wholesome, western romance based on true stories of inspirational religious faith. Love historical romance? This book is for you.
Hobbits, Elves, and Dragons More Real Than You Believe
What 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.
From the Inside Flap
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.
Daily Grace for Teens offers inspiration and encouragement using vivid illustrations of just how God’s provisions and blessings provide for the needs of a teen’s highly-charged life. Even more they show how God Himself is the greatest grace provision a young person can have: His mercy, His love, His holiness and more.
About the author
Michelle Medlock Adams is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, earning top honors from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Hoosier State Press Association. Author of over 70 books and a regular blogger for Guideposts, Michelle has written more than 1,000 articles for newspapers and magazines since graduating with a journalism degree from Indiana University.
In January 2016, Michelle’s devotional, “When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: An Inspirational Survival Guide for Moms” earned the Gold Award in the devotional category of the Illumination Awards. And, in October 2014, her book “Encouraging Words for Mothers” (Barbour) won the Award of Excellence for Nonfiction Books from CLASS Christian Writers Conference Book Contest. Also, her board book “God Knows You” won The SELAH Award for best children’s book in 2014, as well as “Book of the Year.”