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This site is like Ruthe, the heroine of my novel, Ruthe's Secret Roses

Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
rescues friends,
has creative ideas,
likes to give surprise gifts,
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and marriage,
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile

So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
& regularly/daily
devotionals,
how to grow in faith
Christian mentoring,
how to share your faith
character development
how to become a writer

Psst! I've got FREE taste treats of the novel ready for YOU! DOWNLOAD the first 3 chapters as an eBOOK in beautiful colours, or read the first 8 chapters on this site, if you have time to stay a while. Start READING HERE!
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What kind of things do you say when someone you know is dying of cancer? Or do you stay away? Ruthe was tense as a violin, but she stayed, and prayed, and the right words came to her! Watch how she handles such situations in the book, Ruthe's Secret Roses.

A Book I can Highly Recommend


Heaven's Wager

by Ted Dekker

Published by Word Publishing - ISBN: 0-8499-4241-1

45156: Heaven's Wager, Martyr's Song Series #1
Heaven's Wager, Martyr's Song Series #1

This is certainly not a conventional novel. The friend who loaned me this book was sure I would like it, and Kathy was right - this is spiritual fiction, and deals with the unseen dimensions of one particular man and his family. By this I mean the author shows us spiritual activity as well as what we can see.

Kent Anthony cannot see or hear the laughter in Heaven that his wife and son and mother-in-law saw and heard when they gathered to pray for him. He is bent on winning the accolades and tremendous new salary that his new computer program for his bank is to bring him.

It seems a wager is made in Heaven about what it will take to bring Kent to faith in Christ. He has no idea what it will cost him, or how much rope he will get to try for success in his own way.

To watch his mother-in-law is a real series of lessons on how to intercede in earnest for another person. I admired her perseverance so much! What an example for those of us who are praying for a loved one who seems so very resistant to God.

I also admired the author's skill in making Kent's perverse ways in his place of work, and his thinking processes come alive. His devious plans to cover up his crimes are brilliant. Albeit ugly as sin. Kent is so fierce in his determination to get what he felt he deserved for his work.

I rejoiced though to see that God's patience and persistence can far out-stretch any human resources. It was a pleasure to watch Kent's life from the heavenly viewpoint. Believe me, if you are interested in God's view of our human lives, you'll get some fascinating glimpses in this book!

This novel is written in a similar style to the spiritual warfare books by Frank Perretti. I recall when I first read Perretti's "This Present Darkness," I was thrilled to discover that others also wrote books like I was writing. It was even bolder than mine. Then I read that even the secular publishers were looking for books like this to publish. I'm so pleased to see that others are coming to the fore, like this Ted Dekker.

The cover announces this is Book I of the Martyr's Song series, so join me in watching for more novels like this from Ted Dekker. This is NOT fluff. This book has real meat to it. And at the same time it takes you on an adventure where you really don't know what's going to happen next!



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