A Cancer Survivor's Sketchbook Story

by Mark Fraley

A moving story for anyone who has been through cancer or anyone who knows someone who has been through cancer. As a young husband and father, artist Mark Fraley walked through a four-year battle with the disease. Even when pain and treatments stole his ability to work or focus for periods of time, he captured moments of his journey as images, thoughts, and prayers in the sketchbooks that were his constant companions. Creation of Calm brings together those illuminating moments, and the result is honest art, wrenching emotions, a little humor, and authentic spirituality. Mark's story shows that even in the midst of pain and uncertainty, one can find a place of peace and calm.

Paperback, Illustrated, 168 pages, $13.99

ISBN: 9780989101424


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The Story of the Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel

by Judith Galblum Pex

Make yourself available to God, and He will use you in ways you can't imagine! You will be convinced of this as you read the story of John and Judy Pex and their conversions as hippies roaming the world in the 1970s to their immigration to Israel, and how the door opened for them to start a hostel near the Red Sea. In the volatile and highly-charged atmosphere of the Middle East, the Shelter is a point of reconciliation between believers and non-believers, Jews and non-Jews, Israelis and Arabs, all staying together under one roof. For people from over ninety countries the Shelter Hostel has provided a beacon of light and a welcoming home for thirty years, as the Pexes use their gifts of hospitality and evangelism. Enjoy these touching and humorous stories that reveal how the Lord uses ordinary people to participate in His extraordinary work.

Paperback, with Photos, 264 pages, $12.99

ISBN: 9780989101448

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A Novel by Templa Melnick

Historical/ Frontier/ Romance

Writing out of her love of research, as well as her personal experience, spiritual insights, and story-telling talent, debut author Templa Melnick has penned a rich novel set in 1904 Colorado. In the boomtowns and encampments of the Colorado gold rush, when gold fever turned men's heads and hearts, how did women survive? When families began moving into towns comprised mostly of saloons and brothels, how were they affected by the conflicts arising between ranchers, miners, Indians, railroads and bankers? What difference did one woman make with her pioneer courage, mountain-savvy skills, and praying heart? Learn more...

Paperback, 272 Pages, $13.99


News of our Authors

John and Judith Galblum Pex are preparing for the 30-year-reunion celebration of The Shelter Hostel in Eilat, Israel this coming weekend, Dec. 12-13 ~ at the same time as the launch of Judy's new book about those amazing 30 years, Come, Stay, Celebrate!

Judy reports, "We're expecting about 150 people, including from the US, England, Switzerland, Holland, and Norway, and those from our fellowship here."

Dennis Ellingson was one of the authors presenting at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum "Authors Day" in Superior, Arizona on Dec. 6. He reports a very enjoyable time there.

Templa Melnick will be featured at a "Meet and Greet the Author" event in Grand Junction, Colorado at the Mesa County Public Library on Sunday Dec. 14, 1:00-3:00 pm. Templa says, "Please stop by and say hello... I'll be here with several other local authors. We would love to visit with you and sign books!"

Mark Fraley will be showing his art collages (and his book) at the Broomfield (Colorado) Auditorium gallery during January and February. He will teach a collage workshop in December at the Mamie Doud library in Broomfield.

Carol O'Casey will be co-teaching a class on Creation and Wonder at Northwest Christian College next spring. Her book, Unwrapping Wonder, will be a required text.

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Authors at the Arboretum; Beautiful and grand; the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior AZ. I will be one of the authors for this great event to be held next Saturday, Dec. 6th.