Do you doubt Christianity? The reason may not be an intellectual denial of Biblical creation, healing miracles, and Christ’s salvation but instead a personality trait or past event. The Way Out of Doubt lists and describes common reasons for skepticism that originates within. It includes relevant prayers and applicable Bible verses. Click this link: The Way Out of Doubt to read this free ebook online right now or download it to read later.
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Draw Near is currently accepting nonfiction submissions for a new free ebook. This publication will consist of themed short writings and poetry. Writings can consist of poems, prayers, essays, letters, or other forms under 1,000 words. Please keep in mind that Draw Near is a Christian publisher. Do not submit inappropriate writing. Everyone is welcome to submit. Only quality writings that relate to the theme will be accepted.
THEME: Laments A lament is an expression of sorrow or regret. Lament your broken heart, broken dreams, prodigal children, habitual sins, injustice in the world, abuse, death of a loved one, or whatever else you deeply feel. Please include one verse of Biblical lament that corresponds to your writing in the New International Version format. (Biblical laments can be found in Job, Psalms, Lamentations, Habakkuk, Micah, Malachi, and more.) The purpose of this publication is threefold. 1) Encourage readers to freely open their hearts to God. 2) Inform readers they are not alone in their grief. 3) Express negative emotions in a healthy way. Please end your writing on a hopeful note that God will (or has) brought you out of this dark period of your life. (Many thanks to Molly woundresser for sharing her inspiration for the theme.)
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- Email your essay, poem, or other writing to email@example.com. Submit in the body of the email or as an attachment (.doc, .docx, .pdf). Avoid using special fonts and formats (such as centering, italics, etc). Include the title and “by” line in the email. (A pen name is okay.)
- You may include a short biography (optional). If your work is selected, Draw Near will share your bio in a blog. The bio must be in third person and consist of no more than three sentences. One link to your personal website or social media is acceptable. (The name that appears in your “by” line should be identical to the name in your bio.)
- New or old writings will be accepted. Draw Near will accept work that you have published on the internet (on your website or a public forum). However, we are not interested in manuscripts that have already been accepted for publication by other publishers. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. Please notify us immediately if your writing is accepted elsewhere.
- You are welcome to submit multiple writings; however, it is unlikely that more than one writing will be selected.
- The deadline is December 15, 2019.
- Unfortunately, you will not be paid for your submission. Please submit only if you wish to glorify God and help others draw near to Christ. All submissions will be considered and acknowledged. However, Draw Near will only accept quality writing that adheres to these guidelines for publication.
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NEW RELEASE! Childhood Remembrances is an anthology of brief memoirs. Experience someone’s best day, worst day, or somewhere in-between and gain wisdom from the lessons they learned. Authors include Ben Fine, Deborah Hansen, J. Ross Archer, Judy K. Haught, Leslie Anne Wood, M. Liebchen, Rebecca D. Bruner, Sandra L. Hickman, Sandy Loam, Saranya Sridharan, Sumeet Manohare, and Wanda J. Burnside.
Click this link Childhood Remembrances to read this free ebook online right now or download it to read later. Learn more about the authors who contributed their work to this publication by clicking right HERE. Childhood Remembrances is coming soon in print.
NEW RELEASE! Menagerie: An Anthology of Christian Writing is now available! Click HERE to read this free ebook online right now or download it to read later. An arrangement of reverent, humorous, and touching pieces that are consistent with Christian values has been compiled for your enjoyment. This diverse collection of stories and poems includes writings from the following authors: Annieve Leonardi, David Meade, DT Richards, Judy K. Haught, Kevin Shaw, Kim Bond, Kim Rodrigues, Mercy Susanna, Molly~wound dresser, Nicholas Froumis, Rabbi Ben Avraham, Ruth Asch, Saranya Sridharan, and Wanda J. Burnside.
NEW RELEASE! Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection includes forty outstanding creation-themed poems by various authors. This anthology seeks to remind us that all of creation is a remarkable gift from God. Click this link Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection to read this free ebook online right now or download it to read later. You can Meet the Poets who have captured the beautiful details in this publication by clicking HERE. The print copy of Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection is coming soon.
Eli Jeffrey, VI uploaded his clone profile to the dating website. He was a sixth-generation clone looking for a female clone of the same generation. The closest computer match was an eighth-generation clone named Savannah Gardner, VIII. Although their bodies were both roughly 24 years old, he thought it could be weird dating a clone whose original human dated back to 2036. After all, that was when cloning first began to get popular.
It was shortly after the United States federal government legalized physician-assisted suicide without limitation. Terminally ill patients had undergone legal physician-assisted suicides for years, but then the right to die was extended to anyone who wants to die. After some glorified media cases of celebrities exercising their right to die, thousands of healthy young people elected to receive physician-assisted suicides.
In response to the deaths, fearful parents starting cell banking their children’s DNA. If their child committed suicide, they would order a clone from the cryogenically preserved cells. And they did. They cloned loved ones by the thousands. Then, companies were cloning people by the millions. It eliminated the need to give birth. In fact, babies being born were so rare that Eli had never met an original baby before in his lifetime.
Since the computer found no female sixth-generation matches, he removed his profile from the dating site. He hung his head. Inside, he knew who was going to marry all along. It was the same clone as the last three generations had married. Eli Jeffrey, IV had married Alyssa Dearing, IV. Eli Jeffrey, V had married Alyssa Dearing, V. Now, he would follow the tradition of marrying his clone’s compatible match—Alyssa Dearing, IV. It was a safe bet.
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Copyright 2017 Kim Bond
The nations who pine after riches
are stricken with destitution;
Countries who lost their hope
have children in prostitution;
Nations with proud heritages
are taunted by afflictions;
Those who proclaim they are free
are tethered by addictions.
Who among men will plead their case?
Let those who call on God beseech His grace.
Agree in prayer for the nations right now as you read this free ebook: Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection.