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Why Are You So Downcast, O My Soul? A Daily Devotional

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Available March 2024 in paperback and e-book via
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Depression. It's more than just sadness. It's an ache that penetrates the bone. Food becomes tasteless. Sleep becomes a feverish mishmash of insomnia and nightmare. Passions that used to burn bright like a conflagration ebb to mere flickering embers.

It can happen to anyone. It doesn't mean you're crazy. It doesn't mean you're condemned. It doesn't mean you're being punished. And, most of all, it doesn't mean you have to suffer alone.

Why Are You So Downcast, O My Soul? A Daily Devotional offers 365 bible passages and heartfelt encouragements directed toward sufferers of depression. Start your day each morning with a powerful reminder of Christ's healing love.

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Volume 3: CRYSTALLIZED

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Available March 2019 in paperback, e-book and audio-book via:
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When the spectrum crystallizes, the Island of Fire falls back to slavery and oppression. Fifteen-hundred miles away, in the wake of a terrorist attack that slaughtered thousands, the Democratic-Republic of Nuria severs its war alliance with the ice island of Ichthyosis. Without its lifeline and surrounded by a formidable sea blockade, Ichthyosis finds itself more isolated and helpless than ever before.

Meanwhile, the hopes of their peoples, Conflagrian Revolutionary Leader Scarlet July and Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, are stranded in a dangerous, uninhabited sector of Ichthyosis. Contending with serious battle injuries, subzero temperatures, hostile terrains, gnawing hunger and significant interpersonal conflict, will they make it back to base alive and well enough to salvage the fight?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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LIVING GHOST

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Available March 2023 in paperback, e-book and audio-book via
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When eighteen-year-old college freshman Blanca Rokitansky becomes seriously ill, she and her best friend at Nation's Capital University, aspiring radiologist Russell Brown, are abruptly thrown into a medical mystery enshrouded in controversy. Fighting for acknowledgment of and treatment for Blanca's rare syndrome from a skeptical medical community, Blanca stares death in the face while Russell—a pre-med Presidential Scholar and volunteer orderly at the University Hospital—confronts the possibility of losing his scholarship and credibility before his career in medicine can really begin. The two embark on a long and dangerous journey filled with controversy, confrontation, invasive procedures, mystery and malpractice. For Blanca, finding a diagnosis is just the beginning.

Genre: Medical Thriller

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Prequel (Final Installment): SCINTILLATE

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Available March 2022 in paperback, e-book and audio-book via
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We all know the story of Conflagrian Red Leader Scarlet July, Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, Ex-System Warrior Fair Gabardine, Multi-Source Enchant Commence July Lechatelierite and the Second Ichthyo-Conflagrian War they committed their lives to. But, what about the First War that transpired two generations prior? Scintillate tells the story of the inaugural international conflict to plague Second Earth and the heroes on the frontlines through it all, forever defining the course of their nations' histories: Scarlet’s grandfather, System Water Forces Captain Spry Scintillate; Cease’s grandfather, Diving Fleet Captain Terminus Lechatelierite; and Fair Gabardine’s grandfather, ‘Useless’ Servant Auricle Capitulum. Decades before Scarlet, Cease, Fair and Commence were born, the future of their world was shaped by the triumphs and tragedies that befell their ancestors.

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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Volume 5: IRIDESCENCE

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Available March 2021 in paperback, e-book and audio-book via
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Nearly a decade has passed since the leadership decapitation of both the Conflagrian Revolution and the Nurro-Ichthyothian Resistance. Without Red Leader Scarlet July and Ichthyothian Diving Fleet Commander Cease Lechatelierite, the northwestern hemisphere of Second Earth has fallen prey to endless war, oppression, poverty and isolation.

Heartbroken over the state of the world, the unfulfilled prophecy, the loss of his friends and the death of Scarlet and Cease’s unborn son, war veteran Nurtic Leavesleft retreats to civilian Nuria and resigns to living out his days in depressive monotony... until he unexpectedly comes across a peculiar child who strongly reminds him of the legendary comrades he lost, so long ago. Did covalent, iridescent Commence July Lechatelierite somehow survive Scarlet’s assassination and will Second Earth ever be the same because of it?

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The six-novel Spectrum series follows an eclectic cast of young adults fighting to survive and find their place and purpose in the wars plaguing the dystopian, future world of Second Earth. From fantastical world-building, to combat sequences, to geopolitics, to the exploration of a soldier's psyche, to racial and social commentary, to the turmoil and confusion that comes with the teenage years, to forbidden romance, this sextet is a fast-paced, character-driven, sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Divergent and Hunger Games generation.

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