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Miracles and Murder: and Other True Stories
Colorful illustrations accompany each chapter in Miracles and Murder and Other True Stories. Humorous, spiritually cynical, and filled with odd occurences that happen when one least expects, this collection of short stories is engagingly familiar to all who have questioned, wondered, and finally concluded that life is weird. Told in the tradition of American folklore: That's Eel Backwards, My Avenging Angel, What about the Butterflies? and My First Murder, are just a few of the many enjoyable stories.
8.5"x8.5" 155 pages 35 color illustrations
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"Whoa Weeee What a ride! Thank you TOM! Your book was a joy to read and your artwork is fantastic! Love your sensitivity and your consistent voice. It was a sad day when I finished reading your book. Kinda of like saying goodbye to a fun evening of feasting with friends."
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"Heresy" - Jesus, The Teenage Years
Three young people's lives parallel each other over a 2,000 year period.
An artist creates a painting titled Jesus, The Teenage Years, and upsets the leader of a group of radical evangelicals who sends out a believer to destroy the art, The effort results in even more publicity and fame for the artist, so an assassination is planned. A life-changing miracle ends the assassin's quest and her relationship with the radical pastor.
A nineteen year-old Jesus finds himself working as a building contractor and fighting the Roman occupation. While remodeling a large estate, he meets and falls in love and marries a young woman named Mary. After a violent riot the two young lovers travel to Bethlehem to escape Roman soldiers looking for Judas and Jesus. In Bethlehem, Jesus discovers the truth about the massacre of the children killed because of his birth.
Finally, a young soldier named Tim is fighting in Iraq. He grows disillusioned with the invasion and lays down his weapon after a horrific event involving the death of innoncent civilians, and wonders what Jesus would have done facing the Roam army in his time. Tim is sent to a remote village to rescue hostages when his company is attacked by insurgents and he’s seriously injured. As he’s being transported from the battle under sedation, he meets Jesus and Mary on a remote mountain road who are traveling to Bethlehem.
6"x9" 261 pages
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“This story will change they way people think about Jesus."
Mary Geason, Film Producer
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The Foot Soldier
In 1967, The Summer of Love, Mississippi Burning, and the Vietnam War all meet in a small Town in Texas.
A door from another dimension opens when a labor organizer for Tejano and Mexican farm workers is beaten and lynched after a labor strike. From the noose the man vows to avenge his death. With the aid of Mescalito and a 150 year-old Mexican cowboy spirit, his prayers set in motion an intricate series of seemingly unrelated encounters. A Vietnam vet and a draft dodger leave San Francisco during the 1967 Summer of Love, and travel to Texas to counsel young men to fight the draft and the Vietnam War. What they discover instead is another war being waged in their own country — the war on brown skin. After a peyote session in the Rio Grand Valley, life unfolds, they discover true love, and the man in the tree receives the revenge he had been seeking.
6"x9" 291 pages
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“I couldn't put this book down. It's such accurate depiction of an amazing period of American history. It's funny, full of love and compassion, it's terrifying, and it's an incredible read for anyone whether you were born at that time or not."