Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Tiphereth Trilogy

(book 1)

The Kingdom is degenerating into apathy and selfishness. The prejudiced cities will not join to fight against the enemy. When the King, their common bond, dies, all hope seems lost.

However, the King's grandson Aramoth, though young, has wisdom beyond his years. He claims the throne and tries to unite the cities, but they will not follow him. Only the High King can help...but will He choose to?

(book 2)

Aramoth sets out with his army. Many battles are fought and won, but when the enemy himself joins his legions to fight the Basileians, certain death awaits...were it not for the Man who arrives to fight by Aramoth's side.

(book 3)

Just when the Basileians have almost lost all their freedom, they begin to value it. Will the High King have mercy on His people and forgive them, or will He give them the final punishment they deserve?

The Tiphereth Trilogy--Coming Out Soon!

from Providence Publications

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Teacher

Isaiah 35:10
"And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." KJV

When Maria Dalton, a young orphan, comes to Chesterfield as the schoolteacher, trouble ensues. As several of the students try to force her to leave, the War Between the States breaks out. But a young man named Wesley Elliot follows God's plan for his life and chooses to defend both the young teacher and his country.
Set in the midst of a time of turmoil caused not only by the war, but by worldviews such as Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the Women's Rights movement beginning to win popularity, this tale presents the little known views of most women of the times.
In today's culture, we often hear about the daring exploits of girls who, disguising themselves as boys, spied on the enemy. Although there may have been a few girls who did this, the idea of such a thing would never have occured to the majority of girls. Be refreshed as you discover the little known, but predominant views and actions of most women and girls of the 19th century.
While the issue of Women's Rights is the encompassing theme, The Teacher is also written from the perspective of the rarely represented Northern Christians who were convicted that slavery is wrong, and who were fighting for what they believed in, truly thinking they were fighting to end slavery.

1 Peter 4:13"But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." KJV

Quotes from the book
"I do verily believe that to be married to a good and true Christian man, considered by him to be worthy to assist him in raising godly children, and to hold your own sweet babies in your arms, training them as they grow, and to see them become, after you, godly Christian men and women, strong in the faith, is the highest honor, the sweetest privelege, the greatest joy a woman can possibly have." ...The Teacher
"Look yonder at the sunset. Our future lives together will be like unto it. Beautiful, yet nothing new or exciting, an everyday occurance like the sunset, yet joyous living, resonant of the glory, majesty, and splendor of our God and Creator and King." ...The Teacher

"A man will be much more affected by the desires of the sweet, pure, godly woman he loves than by the political debates of the most intellectual women in the world..." ...The Teacher

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Vigilance in Writing

"It seems, however, no very easy task to write for children. Those only who have been interested in the education of a family, who have patiently followed children through the first processes of reasoning, who have daily watched over their thoughts and feelings--those only who know with what ease and rapidity the early association of ideas are formed, on which the future taste, character and happiness depend, can feel the dangers and difficulties of such an undertaking." (Maria Edgeworth, in the preface to The Parent's Assistant, 1800)

"It has been somewhere said by Johnson, that merely to invent a story is no small effort of the human understanding. How much more difficult is it to construct stories suited to the early years of youth, and, at the same time, conformable to the complicate relations of modern society--fictions, that shall display examples of virtue, without initiating the young reader into the ways of vice--narratives, written in a style level to his capacity, without tedious detail, or vulgar idiom! The author, sensible of these difficulties, solicits indulgence for such errors as have escaped her vigilance.
"In a former work the author has endeavored to add something to the increasing stock of innocent amusement and early instruction, which the laudable exertions of some excellent modern writers provide for the rising generation; and, in the present, an attempt is made to provide for young people, of a more advanced age, a few tales, that shall neither dissipate the attention, nor inflame the imagination."
(Richard Edgeworth {Maria Edgeworth's father}, in the preface to Moral Tales, 1801)

"Her regular contributions to the magazine enhanced her reputation, and broadened the sphere of her usefulness.
Profoundly impressed by the conviction that she held her talent in trust, she worked steadily, looking neither to the right nor left, but keeping her eyes fixed upon that day when she would be called to render an account to Him, who would demand His own with interest. Instead of becoming flushed with success, she grew daily more cautious, more timid, lest inadvertence or haste should betray her into errors.
...Ruthlessly she assaulted the darling follies, the pet, velvet-masked vices that society had adopted,...demanding that men and women should pause and reflect in their mad career. Because she was earnest and not bitter,...because her rebukes were free from scorn, and written rather in tears than gall, people turned their heads and stopped to listen.
...Edna was consious of the influence she exerted, and ceaselessly she prayed that she might wield it aright. ...Day by day she weighed more carefully all that fell from her pen, dreading lest some error might creep into her writings and lead others astray."
(Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, St. Elmo, 1910)