Free religious fiction Kindle books for 30 Nov 12

Broken Pottery

Broken Pottery

by Joan K. Smith

Very Topical and even Metafictional!

This fictional book is great for discussions of politics, religion, and life. You know – those things you aren’t supposed to talk to anybody about to keep the peace?

Do we all exist in Heaven before becoming human? Is our life on Earth a test to see if we then get to spend Eternity with God? Does evil exist? Do evil spirits exist? Is there anything to the December 21, 2012 Mayan prophecy or other political, environmental, or astronomical events suggesting we may be living in the END TIMES? What does it mean to be Christian in the year 2012 and beyond? Is God even in control? These questions and many more are answered in the pages of Broken Pottery.

Janice Thresher is the typical middle class suburban teen of the 1980’s. Living near Pittsburgh, PA, she follows her high school sweetheart off to Penn State where he proceeds to dump her. She copes with her loss by partying heavily until God brings a new love into her life. In a cruel twist of fate, this love was not meant to last either.

On the other side of the country in Southern California, Sophie Ulsrey, a girl several years younger than Janice, spends her time trying to hide ugly scars sustained after a terrible auto accident in which she lost her father. The accident, and her mother’s reaction to it, drives Sophie to achieve wealth and fame as she becomes an adult.

As adults, the lives of Janice and Sophie divinely intersect in time to warn fellow Americans of a government cover-up to hide important factual information with apocalyptic national security implications. Just as it was in 1938 when an American radio audience believed Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” broadcast to be truth instead of fiction, many readers of Broken Pottery will be tempted to check their cell phones and digital libraries just to make sure they, too, are reading only a book of fiction.

Broken Pottery takes you on a suspenseful adventure through the years 1965-2020, taking on the real difficulties we all have in life, dramatizes them, and provides a considered, thoughtful view of how we tackle them. 21 Study questions for self-reflection or group study are included. Below is an example of three of them:

2. Does God want us to question our beliefs?

9. Do you believe there are both heavenly and demonic forces at work in your life and in the lives of all of us?

17. Do you believe that the “ends justify the means?” Who gets to decide which “ends” are important enough that the “means” are justified? Why?



Blue Christmas (The Moody Blue Trilogy | Book One)

Blue Christmas (The Moody Blue Trilogy | Book One)

by Diane Moody

Over forty-five “5 Star” reviews.
                                   
Blue Christmas

Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of Jason McKenzie – leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the country – and Hannah’s childhood idol. The evening ends with an innocent kiss (sans mistletoe) as Hannah is swept away by Jason’s unpretentious manner.

Over the holidays Hannah and Jason’s relationship grows, but when turmoil and tragedy strike at the very heart of his famous band, their newfound love is put to the test in the glare of the paparazzi spotlight. Throughout her rollercoaster of experiences with Jason and his friends, Hannah comes face to face with her own beliefs. Who knew she could learn more about prayer and faith by hanging out with a bunch of rock stars than she ever learned in church?

The author first wrote Blue Christmas as a gift for her then-teenage daughter in honor of her affection for a wildly popular band in the late 90s. The short story grew into a full-length novel, eventually surfacing on one of the band’s fan fiction websites where it became quite a phenomenon. More than 80,000 readers stopped by to read the story, with over 1000 of them sending personal emails to the author who still enjoys reading them today. Though the story’s details have been changed, its band and all characters now fictional, the story line remains the same. Author Diane Moody has dedicated Blue Christmas to her now-grown daughter, Hannah Moody Schmitt.



Blue Like Elvis (The Moody Blue Trilogy | Book Two)

Blue Like Elvis (The Moody Blue Trilogy | Book Two)

by Diane Moody

Do you remember where you were the day Elvis died?
I do. I know exactly where I was.
I was there.

In the spring of 1977, Shelby Colter moved back to Memphis, Tennessee hoping to make a fresh start after breaking off her engagement. Working as a patient representative hostess at Baptist Memorial Hospital–the world’s largest private hospital–she’s thrilled with her new job, assisting patients with their non-medical needs. She has to laugh at her colorful co-workers who constantly chat about Elvis-sightings. After all, Baptist Memorial was “Elvis’s hospital.”

Shelby hits the ground running, taking care of her patients, getting to know her new friends, and bumping into . . . Dr. Tucker Thompson? Who knew that annoying kid who used to hang out with her big brother was now a resident at Baptist Memorial Hospital? Little Chubby Tucker–a compassionate, handsome doctor?

As the summer rolls along, three people she loves face life-threatening situations, drawing Shelby back to her faith. And then one night, in a hospital prayer room, she pours out her heart to a most unexpected visitor . . .

Blue Like Elvis is loosely based on the author’s real-life experiences while working at Baptist Memorial Hospital in the summer of 1977. While most of the novel is fiction, the setting of Shelby’s adventures are based on the author’s memories of those days in Memphis leading up to that unforgettable day . . . the day Elvis died.



The 4th Floor Lounge

The 4th Floor Lounge

by Amanda Hamm

Where does an extreme introvert draw the line between being lonely and being left alone? One quirky college student is looking for the answer in the 4th floor lounge.

Her goals are simple: make one or two good friends and avoid talking to everyone else. Achieving those goals will not be easy for this gorgeous yet socially awkward heroine. She’s constantly approached by guys who are not interested in friendship. And when she finally forms some solid bonds it’s her own romantic feelings that get in the way.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA9de_gldwA&feature=youtu.be



Letting Go (Triple Eight Ranch)

Letting Go (Triple Eight Ranch)

by Mary Beth Lee

Clarissa Dye doesn’t put down roots. Stearns, Oklahoma, is a stopping point on her path to self-reliance. And God? Don’t even get her started. Enter Mackenzie Dillon and her cowboy dad, Jed. From the moment Mackenzie runs into Clarissa, the little girl worms her way into Clarissa’s heart, which proves more than a little terrifying. The fact that her strong father happens to work his way in there, too, only scares Clarissa more. Letting Go: a story of forgiveness, second chances and finding a love that lasts forever.



Revival, or The Lazarus Dog

Revival, or The Lazarus Dog

by David H Fears

SHORT STORY – 4700 words – When Joey’s dog Max eats poison and dies, Joey searches for enough faith and prayer to ask God to raise Max from the dead, believing God will do that very thing if he believes enough. Joey is an orphan who lives with his grandparents on their farm. His grandfather hasn’t spoken in years. The story examines levels of faith, from believing with outward evidence, to no evidence, to the highest level, believing with evidence to the contrary. The adults in this tale, even a minister friend, have lower levels of faith, while Joey finds the highest level, likening Max to the Biblical tale of Lazarus.



A Dream of Happiness

A Dream of Happiness

by Sister Veronica

Based on true events. Veronica is a young ambitious girl in her twenties. She has a tendency to get in trouble and indeed she’s done just that once again. While doing penance for one of her misadventures she meets Lance. She wonders whether she likes him or hates him. Her life has it’s struggles but she maintains courage and vitality in the midst of adversity. Sometimes shocking but with a powerful message of hope, this is her story.



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