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Reborn (Antique Assassin Book 1)

Reborn (Antique Assassin Book 1)

$2.99eBook: $2.99Audiobook: $17.46
A rip-roaring, high-octane, Missouri-sized crime adventure, featuring two friends, a love interest, one serial killer, and disfuctional families, lots of disfunction with little hope of redemption. Dexter O’Kane and John Wood are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Dexter the cowboy. A small town guy and owner of a rusty gold collecting business from LeClaire, Missouri, dealing with a failing business, and the deaths of his family. John the practical one. A fat single guy with an addiction to Diet Cherry Coke and video games always choosing the safe route. Together, they are faced with a life changing opportunity. A business venture like nothing they’d ever conceive. But will they accept? When Dexter and John witness a murder, and, meet a mystery woman in a bar. The boys will need to be reborn. Taken down a road less travelled. The road of justice. Chockfull of action and laughs, Reborn is the introduction to Dexter and John to the crime adventure scene. It will never be the same. Buy this crime tale and see how Dexter and John find their way out of the mess… or not? More info →
40 Days with Jesus: A guide for cultivating habits of grace for joy in God

40 Days with Jesus: A guide for cultivating habits of grace for joy in God

$2.99eBook: $2.99
Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness communing with the Father. What could happen if we followed the model of Jesus and spent forty days learning spiritual habits for greater joy, intimacy, and closeness to God? 40 Days with Jesus is designed to guide the reader into understanding and practicing the “habits of grace.” These seemingly ordinary means are used by God to release more grace, power, and love into the life of a disciple. With daily readings, heart searching questions, and opportunities to practice these grace habits. 40 Days with Jesus will be a gift for knowing and experiencing greater joy in God. Grab a copy today and begin the journey of joy in Jesus. More info →
Gospel Driven Leadership: 5 Non-Negotiable, Unchanging, and Eternal Principles for Leading Like Jesus

Gospel Driven Leadership: 5 Non-Negotiable, Unchanging, and Eternal Principles for Leading Like Jesus

$6.99eBook: $2.99Audiobook: $5.95
With straightforward, yet profound, principles, examples, and Scriptures, experienced church planter, pastor, and author Ryan J. Pelton, will guide you to lead like Jesus. In a day when leadership is top down, authoritarian, and devoid of grace. We need a new leader and leadership in every realm of society. The process of becoming a Gospel Centered Leader begins with God and moves into non-negotiable, unchanging, and eternal principles guaranteed to transform your leadership style, and impact others. Jesus is the ultimate leader and shows how leadership is lived. Come and learn from the Master. More info →
Gospel Centered Productivity: Seeing Productivity Through Gospel Lenses

Gospel Centered Productivity: Seeing Productivity Through Gospel Lenses

$2.99eBook: $2.99Audiobook: $6.95
But, what happens when productivity becomes a means to nowhere? What are the options when producing, creating, and working become a hamster wheel with no exit in sight? These questions haunted me amidst the responsibilities of leading a non-profit, guiding a young family, and the everyday grind and busyness of life. I needed a gut check. I didn’t want formulas and quick fixes to keep up. I desired an entire overhaul of how I understood productivity. What I discovered in search of productivity hacks was an eye exam. A realignment of my gaze toward greater realities. The things I needed to keep up day-to-day wasn’t a new app or latest software. I needed God. In this short, practical, and fast-paced guide, I share the principles, experiences, and lessons learned for producing, creating, and working in today’s digital world. Whether you are a student, stay-at-home mother, professional, or retiree. This book will help you design a life that produces well, serves others, and glorifies God. In Gospel Centered Productivity we will explore: How we can honor God in productivity How productivity can lead to burn out, stress, and physical breakdown, if not seen in the proper light How to design a legacy for future generations through your productivity How to live a joyful and balanced life while doing some of your greatest work Where the gospel intersects amidst our productivity and creative lives And, much, much more. It is possible to be extremely productive and not lose your soul. More info →
The Gospel Marinated Soul: Rediscovering the Joy of Meditating on God’s Word

The Gospel Marinated Soul: Rediscovering the Joy of Meditating on God’s Word

$9.99eBook: $3.99Audiobook: $11.99
New approaches to Bible reading unnecessary… we need to rediscover a proven and Ancient Way. Gospel Marinated Soul is replete with biblical, practical, and accessible wisdom guiding the reader into the world of Bible meditation. A spiritual habit essential for a vibrant and joyful relationship with Jesus. Devoid of theory and unrealistic expectations. The Gospel Marinated Soul is a biblical, historical, and practically rich volume. Pastor Ryan will encourage, challenge, and equip the reader in a renewed passion for God, and his Word. When you discover the practice of Bible meditation (or marination), the Scriptures will come alive in fresh ways. And, you’ll come alive, to the God of the Scriptures Jesus Christ. More info →
The Gospel Marinated Life: Essential Marks for Daily Discipleship with Jesus

The Gospel Marinated Life: Essential Marks for Daily Discipleship with Jesus

$7.99eBook: $3.99Audiobook: $14.95
Happiness… Joy… Freedom. According to Ryan J. Pelton, the path of happiness, joy, and freedom, are found in answering the call of Jesus to “come and follow me.” The Gospel Marinated Life is a wake-up call to a generation lacking clarity on relating to God. Pelton reveals there is no category for a “non-disciple” of Jesus. In fact, for the follower of Christ, daily discipleship with God is the essence of Christianity. In TGML, you will explore eight essential marks of a true disciple from Scripture. Pelton will open the door for implications of the gospel in all of life. These marks have life-altering ramifications for personal joy, relating to God, and service to the world. Pelton will challenge your faulty assumptions for a true disciple of Jesus. A person ravished by the ferocious mercy, love, and grace found in the gospel of Jesus Christ, will never be the same. The Gospel Marinated Life is not for the casual admirer of Jesus. It is for those who desire something more than formal and cold religion. TGML is for those who want to experience the power of God in their life. Includes questions for personal and group discussion. Also, verses for weekly memorization, and other helpful resources. More info →
Watched

Watched

$1.99eBook: $1.99
Ron Dunn is desperate to heal a loveless marriage and draw in a distant child. What can a man do other than buy a new house in the suburbs of Los Angeles? When the Dunn family settle into the house they notice a surveillance camera left behind. Not odd for living in the backyard of Hollywood. But, what if the camera is connected to something bigger? In this fast-paced suspense story you’ll witness a family on the brink of destruction. Who can they trust? Is it real or a figment of their imagination? Will the camera have the last say? Buy this 50 page short story and find out the fate of the Dunn’s! More info →
The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

$4.99eBook: $4.99
Neil Gordon needed a summer job for two reasons. One, put gas in the El Camino. Two, pay for community college. Not unreasonable requests for a student in California during the summer of 79’. But, when Neil encounters the love of his life, a Texas business man with a shady past, and unexplainable happenings at The Boardwalk (a newly renovated theme park), things get interesting. The Boardwalk is a coming-of-age action adventure crime thriller. If you like a page-turning fun mystery, teenage humor with a dash of seventies pop culture, and the pursuit of first love. You’ll enjoy this novel. Buy this book and find out what mysteries lurk beyond The Boardwalk! More info →
Antique Assassin Crime Adventure Box Set: Books 1-4

Antique Assassin Crime Adventure Box Set: Books 1-4

$5.99eBook: $5.99
Dexter O’Kane and John Woods must defend LeClaire Missouri from the underbelly of crime and mayhem. Fast-paced, action-packed, and full of laughs… the essence of the Antique Assassin series. Reborn A rip-roaring, high-octane, Missouri-sized crime adventure, featuring two friends, a love interest, one serial killer, and dysfunctional families, lots of disfunction with little hope of redemption. Dexter O’Kane and John Wood are best friends, yet they couldn't be more different. Dexter the cowboy. A small town guy and owner of a rusty gold collecting business from LeClaire, Missouri, dealing with a failing business, and the deaths of his family. John the practical one. A fat single guy with an addiction to Diet Cherry Coke and video games always choosing the safe route. Together, they are faced with a life changing opportunity. A business venture like nothing they’d ever conceive. But will they accept? When Dexter and John witness a murder, and, meet a mystery woman in a bar. The boys will need to be reborn. Taken down a road less travelled. The road of justice. Chockfull of action and laughs, Reborn is the introduction to Dexter and John to the crime adventure scene. It will never be the same. Return The boys are in for another wild adventure when Dexter’s father gets out of prison. Did I mention an Italian crime family wants his head? Despite Dexter not knowing his father because thirty years is a long time. He can’t imagine an evil crime family destroying the potential of a happy family reunion. Things get interesting when a string of murders pop up in the small town of LeClaire, Missouri. Murders that don’t appear related to Dexter’s dad, and the debts he owes. Hang on to your hat, when Dexter O’Kane and John Wood fight for the only families they know. With Dexter and John protecting LeClaire from the enemy you know the laughs constant…. and body count high. Revenge Dexter and John investigate a racially motivated group called American Renaissance that threatens to rip apart their Missouri town. While Dexter O’Kane, an antique dealer and boss of Antique Adventures is looking for a website designer, he encounters Nelson Darby who needs work. John Wood, Dexter’s partner in crime (and V.P.) has reservations about Nelson and the baggage he brings to the shop. When the boys find out about Nelson’s family and the evil that lurks beneath the easy-go-lucky facade of this college student. Well, let’s say, in Dexter and John fashion chaos ensues. Filled with Pelton’s quick witted and funny dialogue, shady characters, small town lunacy, and action-packed page-turning pace, Revenge will be another great addition to the Antique Assassin canon. First Blood Dexter O’Kane never fit the small town culture of LeClaire Missouri. He believed he was made for something more. What that “more” is? A different story. In a search for meaning and purpose outside the confines of small town living. Dexter finds himself forced to choose between family and dreams. The only person standing in the way is himself. Here we learn the origin story of Dexter O’Kane and John Wood and how they became crime fighters in the shadows of LeClaire. First Blood is a prequel to the Antique Assassin series. All books in series can be read in any order. If you enjoy funny crime adventures with heart. You’ll enjoy this series. Grab a copy or try a sample today! More info →
First Blood (Antique Assassin Book 4)

First Blood (Antique Assassin Book 4)

$1.99eBook: $1.99
Dexter O’Kane never fit the small town culture of LeClaire Missouri. He believed he was made for something more. What that “more” is? A different story. In a search for meaning and purpose outside the confines of small town living. Dexter finds himself forced to choose between family and dreams. The only person standing in the way is himself. First Blood is the fourth installment of the popular antique collector turned hitman crime adventure (Antique Assassin series). Here we learn the origin story of Dexter O’Kane and John Wood and how they became crime fighters in the shadows of LeClaire. First Blood is a prequel to the Antique Assassin series. All books in series can be read in any order. *Bonus: Sneak peek of the first three Antique Assassin books in the back. Get a copy today! More info →
Revenge (Antique Assassin Book 3)

Revenge (Antique Assassin Book 3)

$4.99eBook: $4.99
Dexter and John investigate a racially motivated group called American Renaissance that threatens to rip apart their Missouri town. While Dexter O’Kane, an antique dealer and boss of Antique Adventures is looking for a website designer, he encounters Nelson Darby who needs work. John Wood, Dexter’s partner in crime (and V.P.) has reservations about Nelson and the baggage he brings to the shop. When the boys find out about Nelson’s family and the evil that lurks beneath the easy-go-lucky facade of this college student. Well, let’s say, in Dexter and John fashion chaos ensues. Filled with Pelton’s quick witted and funny dialogue, shady characters, small town lunacy, and action-packed page-turning pace, Revenge will be another great addition to the Antique Assassin canon. Buy a copy today and join the boys in their most brutal fight yet. More info →
Return (Antique Assassin Book 2)

Return (Antique Assassin Book 2)

$3.99eBook: $3.99Audiobook: $13.08
The boys are in for another wild adventure when Dexter’s father gets out of prison. Did I mention an Italian crime family wants his head? Despite Dexter not knowing his father because thirty years is a long time. He can’t imagine an evil crime family destroying the potential of a happy family reunion. Things get interesting when a string of murders pop up in the small town of LeClaire, Missouri. Murders that don’t appear related to Dexter’s dad, and the debts he owes. Hang on to your hat, when Dexter O’Kane and John Wood fight for the only families they know. With Dexter and John protecting LeClaire from the enemy you know the laughs constant…. and body count high. Return is the second book in the Antique Assassin crime adventure series. Get a copy today! More info →