Mike Parker

Collin Boyd stepped off the Metro bus on his way to work, and across the street he saw himself strolling down the sidewalk. So begins Relentless, author Robin Parrish's entry into the thriller/sci-fi genre and the first in a planned trilogy.

After that mind-bending sight, Collin realizes he is no longer Collin Boyd. He is now Grant Borrows, although he has no idea who Grant Borrows is, and someone else is living his old life. A motorcycle-riding assassin with a totally cool sword stalks him with cat-and-mouse glee while Grant spends his time leaping from one frying pan into the next. Parrish writes with the verve and attitude of a New York City cab driver, plunging ahead with barely a glance at oncoming traffic, slinging you from side to side with near misses and narrow escapes before delivering you, safe, to your destination. There's a reason this novel is called Relentless. Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Collin Boyd stepped off the Metro bus on his way to work, and across the street he saw himself strolling down the sidewalk. So begins Relentless, author Robin Parrish's entry into the thriller/sci-fi genre and the first in a planned trilogy. After that mind-bending sight, Collin realizes he is no longer Collin Boyd. He is […]

The local newscast is the bread ‘n' butter for most television stations, and the news anchors are hometown heroes in our celebrity-obsessed society. But can you really tell the whole story in a 30-second sound bite? When does news become entertainment? And what is a conscious-stricken reporter supposed to do about it anyway? That is the premise for author Rene Gutteridge's laugh-out-loud funny send-up of TV news, Scoop.

Ray Duffey truly believes he is doing his community a service by reporting the news. At least, he did, before the channel's drive for ratings shifted the focus from what is important to what is sensational. But when Ray encounters his boss' new assistant, Hayden Hazard, a fresh-faced slip of a girl who innocently expresses her faith in public, out loud, on purpose Ray finds his own faith in himself and his profession restored.

Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The local newscast is the bread ‘n' butter for most television stations, and the news anchors are hometown heroes in our celebrity-obsessed society. But can you really tell the whole story in a 30-second sound bite? When does news become entertainment? And what is a conscious-stricken reporter supposed to do about it anyway? That is […]

If you believe everything you hear on the news, marriage is on the decline, divorce is on the rise and relationships are considered disposable commodities on the same level as paper plates and plastic spoons. But even when affection grows cold, cutting the tie that binds can be an excruciating experience. Popular pastor, speaker and best-selling author T.D. Jakes mines the emotions of a couple on the cusp of divorce in his latest contemporary novel, Not Easily Broken. Dave and Clarice Johnson make an attractive, intelligent, upwardly mobile couple, both successful in their own realms. Yet something is missing from their marriage. An incapacitating auto accident, coupled with a beautiful rehab nurse, only serves to exacerbate their wounded relationship. Jakes pulls no punches as he explores the ramifications of allowing your love to grow cold, and your heart to grow hard.

Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

If you believe everything you hear on the news, marriage is on the decline, divorce is on the rise and relationships are considered disposable commodities on the same level as paper plates and plastic spoons. But even when affection grows cold, cutting the tie that binds can be an excruciating experience. Popular pastor, speaker and […]

As editor of The Best Christian Short Stories, Vol. 1, it fell to best-selling author Bret Lott to find stories that treated the biblical command to bear witness with dignity and aplomb. Lott contributed a story of his own and came up with 10 others that illustrated his point by authors such as Larry Woiwode, Erin McGraw, Homer Hickam and James Calvin Schaap. In Schaap's Exodus, a father drives from Iowa to Arizona to deliver his daughter from an unhappy marriage, and ends up learning something about himself. Hickam's Dosie of Killakeet Island finds a small island community rallying around one of their own after tragedy strikes. These are honest stories about people with challenging lives just like us. Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

As editor of The Best Christian Short Stories, Vol. 1, it fell to best-selling author Bret Lott to find stories that treated the biblical command to bear witness with dignity and aplomb. Lott contributed a story of his own and came up with 10 others that illustrated his point by authors such as Larry Woiwode, […]

It is easy to fantasize about a time before life got so complicated, the simpler days when you weren't constantly bombarded by depressing news from the television, the crushing debt required to keep up with the Joneses and the impending threat of war and terrorist attacks. But what if you were forced to live it? Terri Blackstock's latest thriller, Last Light, postulates what might happen if an unexplained atmospheric disturbance suddenly knocked out all power, worldwide. No electricity. No telecommunications. No computers. It is a brave new world, where everything is reduced to animal instinct, human cunning and divine intervention. Last Light is a thought-provoking thriller that will have you second-guessing your own ability to survive in a world without modern conveniences. Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

It is easy to fantasize about a time before life got so complicated, the simpler days when you weren't constantly bombarded by depressing news from the television, the crushing debt required to keep up with the Joneses and the impending threat of war and terrorist attacks. But what if you were forced to live it? […]

The transition from blueblood to redneck may be devastating to the strongest man or woman. But when you are a 15-year-old debutante, there are only two options sink or swim. When DeVeaux DeLoach is faced with giving up Junior Cotillion, St. Mary's Boarding School in Richmond and the family's imposing Rose Hill Plantation home, she attempts to embrace her new reality rather than dwell on what might have been. Writing from the viewpoint of a girl on the verge of womanhood, Beth Webb Hart captures the heart and soul of the low country, just outside of Charleston's genteel view in Grace at Low Tide. Hart refuses to sidestep the myriad landmines of adolescence, from peer pressure, emerging sexuality, drug and alcohol abuse and the strains of a family in transition. She has created characters that are full-bodied and resonant, and the story moves crisply, interrupted only when she pauses to quote scripture too perfectly.

Mike Parker is a former pastor who writes from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The transition from blueblood to redneck may be devastating to the strongest man or woman. But when you are a 15-year-old debutante, there are only two options sink or swim. When DeVeaux DeLoach is faced with giving up Junior Cotillion, St. Mary's Boarding School in Richmond and the family's imposing Rose Hill Plantation home, she […]

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