As a boy, Jason Kauffman feared his father. As a man, he hated him. Jason thought this was normal. Fathers and sons do not get along, do they? Then why did it bother him when his own sons began to fear him?
There was no way to break the cycle. Everything was his fathers fault. His addictions. His anger. His bitterness. There was no way he could change until his father died, Jason thought.
Then Jason discovered someone else. A new Father, who loved him. Could this new Father break the cycle, or would it have to go on forever?
Clare Bear is the beginning tale about a little bear and how she enjoys living in the Black Forest with her family and friends. It tells an adventure of how the little band of friends share a day of fun together in the woods until it gets too late and the shadows come out. Thats when things get a little scary and Clare remembers her Mama’s warning and trusts what her Papa taught her so she can comfort her friends and do what she promised her Mama.
This story shows respect for others, loyalty to friendships, comfort for the fear of the unknown, obedience to follow and trust the guidance and instructions from adults.
The world as Peter Miller knew it had changed. ‘War had come...’
The time is spring 1775, and the first shots of the American Revolution have been fired. Young Peter Miller sees his parents’ faith being tested by unreasonable officials.
Peter meets testing too. When his friends make war sound glamorous—when his cherished colt is lost to the claims of war—when the family’s possessions are confiscated—he is confronted with the question: Will you be a soldier of Christ?
(4th in series)
Twelve-year-old Daniel Miller hardly knew how to feel about his parents’ plans. Would they really cross the ocean to the land of William Penn? What an exciting idea!
Yet Daniel, grandson of the Hans Miller you first met in A Captain for Hans, and son of the Peter Miller you met in The Brickmakers, likes his snug home in the German Palatinate. An ocean voyage looks scary. Could they leave their life and friends behind?
(3rd in series)
The Peter Miller you met in Clyde the Rebel is now a wealthy farmer who moves in order to own more land. Peter and his family load a Conestoga wagon and travel to Canada in style.
The Paul Bolger family are slaves on a Virginia plantation and they are fleeing from cruel oppression. Always fearful of the slave hunters.
A route exists where slaves find lodging as they flee, the Underground Railroad. The Miller family meets and hides the Bolgers.
But the Bolgers can’t stay long. They must go on, following the Freedom Star. (5th in series)
Mother clasped Joanna’s hand and whispered in an awed sort of way, “We’re off. We’re on our way to Ohio!” The horses picked up speed, eager to follow the other teams. The big wagon swayed…
For Joanna Huber and her family, moving to the western frontier in 1803, this would be a long trip full of danger and adventure. They start off with a Conestoga wagon drawn by four horses, but when they come to Pittsburgh they load everything onto a flatboat and float down the Ohio River. Indians…bears…and river pirates…there’s lots of excitement in store!
And along the way, young Joanna learns the journey of faith, where God’s love is the guiding light as we travel through life.
Maggie Amos faces challenges as she takes on a new identity caused by the stress of World War II. The old life which included her engagement to Ben Tarelli is shattered after he enlists in the Navy. Circumstances result in Maggie living a lie while her religious background creates deep feelings of guilt.
Ben is assigned to a destroyer that is part of a fleet assembling in the South Pacific. As he fights for his country and his survival, he dreams of life after the war with Maggie at his side. However, his dreams are jeopardized when he loses contact with her.
A new identity forces Maggie to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while managing a business as a single mother. The lies of her past become less vivid as her success and self-dependence increase.
Ben does not understand the uncertainty of life. Questions are all he has to occupy his time while at sea. Why hasn’t Maggie written? Will I ever have the opportunity to see her? Will I survive the next attack? Could I be taken prisoner? Where is God when I need Him? Does He even exist? Rest and sleep are difficult.
Will Maggie’s creative deception cost her the friends and support of an entire village? Is forgiveness possible?
For young Ruth Ann Kauffman life is good.
She feels secure in her parent’s love. Her brothers and sisters need and respect her. Many are her friends, but will that be enough to sustain her through life’s growing-up pains? More importantly– will God be satisfied with Ruth’s practiced goodness?
Come with Ruth Ann as she follows the path strewn with joys and sorrows. Strengthen your own faith with a look into the faith of this remarkable story based on actual happenings.
On the wild shores of Scotland in the early 1800s, Noreen Ridley finds her hopes dashed when her husband is lost at sea. Compelled to go on for the sake of her two little children, she seeks the help of a lonely old shepherd.
Sixteen-year-old Peter strains his eyes down the mountain. Six painful weeks have passed since his minister father was rudely torn from his life by Anabaptist hunters. How will Peter and his family survive amidst the hardship, betrayal and persecution of sixteenth-century European Anabaptism? Always hunted and ever moving, yet always trusting in God. Amidst the heartache, Peter turns prodigal. Will he turn back to the church of his father, or will he follow the ways of the medieval world?
On his choice hangs his future. Follow Peter’s journey from his Swiss mountain refuge to the German valley of the Palatinate.
(2nd in series)