“Five stars! A fantastic historical adventure with action and a heart-changing message. An exciting tale of intrigue, espionage, piracy, and the harsh realities of life during the slave trade. Meet the hardened young captain of a slaver, his Christian cabin boy, and a girl with a heart of gold in this meticulously researched adventure novel. A good book is a joy to read and a sorrow to end, and Grace Triumphant meets both marks.” -John J. Horn, author of the Men of Grit Series.
Profligate London, 1788. Slave ships haunt the seas, bearing human cargos to further the wealth of the rich and destroy the souls of the slave traffickers.
Russell Lawrence is an avid skeptic. Captain of the slave ship Barbados, wealthy, and a respected leader, he views religion as a crutch for the weak. But when the debauchery of the slave trade begins to destroy his good morals, his battle becomes more than fighting pirates and mutineers. What if there really is a God?
Impressed as a cabin boy, Jack Dunbar sees his forced service on the Barbados as a God-given opportunity to witness Christ to the crew. But his efforts to influence the hardened slavers seems to be doing little good. How is it possible to live as a Christian on the sin-ravaged seas? Can his light shine bright in Africa's dark interior?
Back in Grosvenor Square, Elizabeth Grey battles opposition from society and her self-seeking fiancé. Her work with John Newton to end the slave trade is being harshly attacked. She faces life branded as a jilter and radical if she stands up for what she believes in. Will she ever glean the strength to call sin by its rightful name? More.
"A captivating story [To Birmingham Castle] that caught my interest from the very beginning.... The author's extensive knowledge of medieval history is evident in every chapter. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys reading about medieval England, knights, chivalry and honor."
From the Dark to the Dawn: A Tale of Ancient Rome CrossBooks/LifeWay Manuscript Contest Finalist
Decadent Rome, 61 Anno Domini. The masters of the universe have crushed the Iceni rebellion with an iron hand, slaughtering and enslaving her people.
For Philip, his existence as a captive means living to hatred. He despises his rich, young master, resenting his life of servitude and the wrestling feats Marcus forces him to perform. Bitterness engulfs his soul until he only lives for the day when he will crush the might of Rome.
Then Christianity enters the picture. Taught by a Jewish breadmaker to know the man called Christus, Philip begins the struggle to forgive and honor his master. But forgiveness is not easy towards one who lives for himself..... More.
"A stirring tale that delivers a powerful message of friendship, forgiveness, and God's grace." -Josiah Jost, actor/writer with Jostie Flicks
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Being a young Jr. High Sunday School teacher myself, I could really relate and connect with the Pastor Mark in Remembering the Alamo. His perspective and insight into teaching and interacting with the boys on his trip was not only inspiring but also challenging to me as a teacher! -Launch Team Member