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The Adventures of Matthew and Andy

Cora Pooler

By Dottie Rexford

Twenty years ago, Cora Pooler, a young Amish woman, abandoned a newborn child in the village of Wander Lane. Her deed was discovered and reported to the sheriff—and then to Bishop Herrfort. Because Cora was unwilling to repent and would not explain the circumstances of her actions, she was shunned.

In Cora Pooler, author Dottie Rexford tells the story of Cora's return to Wander Lane after twenty years of living in the English world. Not only is she faced with finding out what happened to her baby, but she vows to resolve the mystery of her sister's untimely death. Will Aaron welcome her back? Is he married or still free? What about Daniel in her English world? Can she forget him? Does she really want to forget him? Cora knows she needs to decide whether she is part of the Amish world or the one she created for herself among the English.

Cora Pooler is a compelling story of a divided heart, aching to find truth and resolution. Rexford captures the longings and emotions that belong to all who seek deep and rich relationships, all who doubt and seek answers, and all who seek to be whole.


Volume One Ladies of Gold

Volume One Ladies of Gold

By James Maloney

Ladies of Gold: The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick begins a three-volume compilation of the visionary teachings of Frances Metcalfe and the members of the Golden Candlestick, a Christian fellowship of individuals who lived in a California mountain community a little more than seven decades ago. They focused their spiritual lives on worshiping God and in making intercessory prayers for the nations. Touched by the vitality of the visions experienced by these remarkable ladies, James Maloney has undertaken the work to prepare this collection of their direct experiences of the presence of God and His messages for the world.

In an extended introductory essay, “Who Were the Golden Candlestick?,” James Maloney answers that title’s question and places the group’s ministry in context. The main body of Ladies of Gold presents eleven visions Frances Metcalfe described as records of her times of rapture.

If you share the concern of the Golden Candlestick and James Maloney for experiencing true worship of the Lord and for praying for the wellbeing of the nations or if you have an interest in exploring the history of religious experience in twentieth-century American culture, then Ladies of Gold: The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick will give you substantial food for thought and inspiration for reflection.


Volume Two Ladies of Gold

Volume Two Ladies of Gold

By James Maloney

The second of three volumes, Ladies of Gold: The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick continues the comprehensive presentation of the visions of the King of Kings experienced by Frances Metcalfe and the other members of the Golden Candlestick. This fellowship of Christians attuned to the guidance of the Holy Spirit shared these visions with others, communicating the essence of their moments of rapture when they were translated into the heavenly realms.

James Maloney, a leader in developing ministers and supporting overseas crusades, has compiled and presented a comprehensive collection of the recorded utterances flowing from the people of the Golden Candlestick. This collection presents eight visions and a miscellany of excerpts that give a taste of the riches recorded in journals, missionaries’ notes, and newsletters.

The Spirit spoke to the members of the fellowship of believers in the Golden Candlestick for more than fifty years. If you are curious about how their visions might touch your own life, if you desire to know more about God’s work in the world, or if you are a student of religious experience, then Ladies of Gold: The Remarkable Ministry of the Golden Candlestick will reward you for your attention.


Volume 1 The Dancing Hand of God

Volume 1 The Dancing Hand of God

By James Maloney

The Dancing Hand of God: Unveiling the Fullness of God through Apostolic Signs, Wonders, and Miracles combines two purposes in each of its two volumes. This first volume begins the journey that will unveil the qualities of God by telling the story of the life of its author, James Maloney, and by exploring the apostolic witness to God. He likens the approach to discovering “a balance between storytelling and teaching” that helps the reader “to turn the face of a hurting world toward God.”

This volume of The Dancing Hand of God explores God’s fullness, fatherhood, otherness, acceptance, burden, glory, rule, and availability. Each of the chapters concludes with an outline that lists the main insights offered by each of the sections in the chapter, making the book useful both for one’s personal reflection and for shared conversation.

When you take stock of your spiritual life, you might find yourself confronting a series of challenges, such as loneliness, anxiety, and a lack of godliness. The Dancing Hand of God proposes a remedy for these sources of spiritual sickness: a full-contact embrace in the strong and healing hands of God. By learning from James Maloney’s own journey and his studied explorations of the teachings of the faith, you will find the energy to play your part in unveiling God’s fullness through your working of apostolic signs, wonders, and miracles.


Volume 2 The Dancing Hand of God

Volume 2 The Dancing Hand of God

By James Maloney

The Dancing Hand of God: Unveiling the Fullness of God through Apostolic Signs, Wonders and Miracles continues, in this second volume, the life’s story of its author, James Maloney, and offers his insights, gleaned from years of study and teaching. This creates a dynamic blend that unveils the riches God gives to faithful followers. With these gifts in hand, they can perform apostolic signs, wonders, and miracles that witness to God’s fullness and that change the lives of all who experience them.

In this volume of The Dancing Hand of God, the exploration of God’s qualities turns to holiness, faith, compassion, confidence, power, blessing, and simplicity. Just as in the first volume, each of the chapters ends with an outline using the section headings as topics and listing the main insights from the section. This approach helps to make the book suitable both for one’s own private study and for dialogue with others. The Dancing Hand of God: Unveiling the Fullness of God through Apostolic Signs, Wonders and Miracles offers its stories and its teachings as resources for anyone who recognizes that his or her life can become burdened by forces—isolation, fear, and unholiness—that hinder the blossoming of one’s spiritual life. If you see yourself in this description, then The Dancing Hand of God will serve as a kind of mentor, guiding you through its narrative and its teachings to find God as both source and inspiration for your own ministry that works miracles, wonders, and apostolic signs.


Survival at Starvation Lake

Survival at Starvation Lake

By Gary P. Hansen

Most people would say that Sally McPhearson has it all.

As CEO of a major Canadian Corporation, she is a wealthy and powerful woman. Most of Sally's business acquaintances like her—almost all fear her. Sally's career has become her whole life, but even she can't explain why she has allowed her job to consume her time and energy to the point where a personal and social life is virtually non-existent. Beneath her cold, hardened facade, Sally carries a dark secret, one she's managed to hide from everyone—perhaps even herself.

A corporate jet, or even her own private jet, would have been within easy reach for her, but Sally prefers to fly commercial. It was sort of her “trademark.” On the fateful day she boards a small commuter plane to attend a meeting in Toronto, she has no idea how abruptly her life is about to change.

Panic fills the cabin when the plane loses an engine and crashes. Sally must now face months filled with pain, suffering, hunger, despair and fear. Against overwhelming odds, the survivors struggle to overcome daily adversities and hardships.

Sally is determined to survive at any cost, but not even she could predict how the experience would change her forever.

What readers have said:

“I had to get up early the next morning and I was sleepy, so I went to bed early and thought I would just read a few pages before I went to sleep. I finished the book at 2:00 AM.”

“I loved this book, it is just the type of book I like to read, very exciting, I didn't want to put it down.”


Birth Cry

Birth Cry

By Shirley Roland Ferguson

As someone grows up in what many might consider less than ideal conditions, it can be difficult to envision a successful life. One might dream about being an inspiration to others, but it seems to be only that—a dream.

Some, however, have their dreams fulfilled. In Birth Cry: A Personal Story of the Life of Hannah D. Mitchell, Nurse Midwife, Hannah Mitchell exposes her heart in this true story that spans a lifetime of over eighty years. She shows how her strong Christian upbringing and conversion helped her deal with a wayward brother, get an education and establish a successful career, make marriage plans, face heartbreak and devastating health issues, move from familiar places, and experience new situations. All these life-altering events were contrary to her plans and things we can all relate to.

Told with the help of Shirley Roland Ferguson, Birth Cry: A Personal Story of the Life of Hannah D. Mitchell, Nurse Midwife is the story of a successful and inspirational woman. It is a book everyone, especially women, should read.