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Just Like Jonah Wail Tales

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Just Like Jonah Wail Tales

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62 página
58 minutos
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Publicado:
Dec 18, 2010
ISBN:
9781458196132
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This revised collection can be used with "Just Like Jonah Wail Tales Workbook," the parent/teacher/independent study edition with discussion questions and Scripture citations. Each has the same eight wail tales, or exaggerated tales of woe involving modern Jonahs who land in a whale of trouble!

In the stories, the main characters make a variety of mistakes, but repent and turn to God -- demonstrating the biblical path to salvation.

Young adult readers learn about pride, lust for power and recognition, fear as sin, rebellion, selfishness, underage drinking and other important issues through these fictitious characters.

Editorial:
Publicado:
Dec 18, 2010
ISBN:
9781458196132
Formato:
Libro

Sobre el autor

A Christian author based in Tampa, Florida, Cheryl Rogers is a former newspaper reporter who came to know the Lord as an adult through a serious illness.Her love of writing was evident as a child when she became fascinated with Nancy Drew Mystery stories. Because she wanted a "practical" career, she studied Journalism and sociology and graduated with a double degree. She then worked for 12 years in the newspaper business, leaving when she was expecting her and her husband's first child.Three years later Cheryl succumbed to a severe immune disorder, Environmental Illness. She realized God was her only hope and prayed he would heal her. But though she went to church regularly, she did not really know God.At first, Cheryl believed God wanted her to go the "medical route," and so she scoured the area and then the country for doctors with experience with her disease. She followed their programs and got better, then worse, better, and then much much worse.Finally one day when her life was at its lowest point, she surrendered her life and circumstances to God -- and he showed up. She received the Holy Spirit and began to view her circumstances in a more positive light. Each day her body got stronger and -- about five months later -- she received deliverance.Her life has never been the same since. Cheryl has dedicated herself to encouraging others to seek God and stay connected with his Word.She has written several Christian titles including a devotions book, "Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook," aimed at those eager to run the race set before them. This book distills the biblical truths we need to truly love and forgive others, set aside pride, deal with tragedy and death and lots more. Written for a non-denominational audience, Fast Track encourages readers to spend time regularly with God in his word and in prayer."I longed for a book that would teach me the basic biblical principles I'd missed out on earlier in life," Cheryl says."When I didn't find one, I wrote it myself."Cheryl also has written "Just Like Jonah Wail Tales," a collection of exaggerated tales of woe aimed at preteen and teens. In each story a modern day character makes bad choices and lands in a whale of trouble, just like Jonah in the Bible. The book teaches that there's a price to pay when you disobey, but God is faithful to change your circumstances when you turn to him.For the 5-10 year old set, Cheryl has written a children's Bible study entitled "Making Choices: Life is Like Acorns." This book teaches things are not always what they appear to be. The story is about a baby squirrel who learns acorns are not always good to eat, even when they may look like it. Some are rotten and some are empty. Children learn God looks at the heart.Her book "What You Should KNOW About Self Publishing" is aimed at would-be authors and provides them the nuts and bolts necessary to develop their ideas into salable books. These practical tips are intended to save readers time and money!"What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Designer" is a free ebook to help authors sidestep mistakes that will cost them time and money in the design phase of publishing a book.Cheryl also has designed Scripture-inscribed gifts with her nature images, and assisting authors with book covers, interior design and formatting, editing and proofreading and other aspects of self publishing.Her online magazine, New Christian Books, is a free publication for readers and writers. It features kingdom-building book announcements and excerpts, author marketing tips, a practical biblical advice column, features and book reviews.At her website, SongsfromtheWord.com, Cheryl also shares traditionally inspired Scripture songs inspired by the Word of God."I really can't take credit for them," she says.

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Just Like Jonah Wail Tales - Cheryl Rogers

Just Like Jonah

Wail Tales

By Cheryl Rogers

Smashwords Edition

Copyright 2010 Cheryl Rogers, Tampa, Florida

All rights reserved.

Cover Image: Matthew Hull, Morguefile

Smashwords Edition, License Notes

This e-book is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. It may not be re-sold or given to other people. If you would like to share this book with another person, please purchase an additional copy for each person. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords.com and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the author’s hard work.

Special thanks to my son, David, whose enthusiasm for this book was contagious.

Table of Contents

Preface

An Election Too Close to Call

Grace for Grace

Barry Gets it Right

Cary Gives Up

Psss-ssst! There are NO Secrets

Phil Faces Hitler in the Classroom

Evie’s Miraculous Transformation

Polly Wants Some Booze?

About the Author

Preface

Okay, so you’re wondering just what are wail tales. Wail tales are fish tales, of a sort. They are fun and a little bit exaggerated stories of woe with a Christian message. The characters learn, just like Jonah in the Bible, that: 1) There’s a price to pay when we disobey and 2) Even when we fall, God hears our call.

While some wail tales may contain another lesson from Jonah, they all focus on disobedience, the price of disobedience, a prayer of faith, and God’s rescue.

So just dive in! Let the truth of God’s word sink in as you read these wail tales about folks who learned lessons the hard way, just like Jonah.

If you want to write your own wail tale, I’d like to hear from you. Use your imagination and create a story where someone gets into a whale of trouble for doing the wrong thing. Need some ideas? Check the Ten Commandments. Not everyone has a mission like Jonah, but we’re all told to be honest, honorable and loving. If we break one of these commandments, we’re not listening to God, just like Jonah.

Have fun getting your character into – and out of – a whale of trouble! And be sure to submit your tale for possible inclusion in a blog or book update. Contact me on Facebook or through my online magazine, New Christian Books.

An Election Too Close to Call

Steve stayed close to the basketball as his opponent was dribbling, his hands poised to snap it from under the other boy’s control. The score was 30-30 and the two middle school teams were battling for the season championship. Steve was his team’s top player, and all eyes in the auditorium watched as he slapped the ball away and began dribbling it toward his team’s basket. With an ease that comes from long hours of practice, he gracefully flung the basketball through the hoop as the bell shrilled, signaling the end of the game!

The crowd’s cheers were almost deafening as Steve’s teammates carried him around the court celebrating their team’s victory. He held his arms upwards with clenched fits yelling B-L-A-Z-E-R-S, blazers are the best!

Steve had practiced every day after school, sometimes with the team and sometimes with a friend or two. He’d been playing regularly since third grade and it showed. Coach Billy relied on Steve for those tough plays, especially when the pressure was on to perform. Steve seemed oblivious to the pressure. It was almost as if the basketball, hoop and Steve were alone in the auditorium, his concentration was so intense. Naturally outgoing, he enjoyed the glory that came to him after sinking the tough shot, over and over again.

Steve’s success on the basketball court spilled over into other areas of his life. The girls recognized him as a winner and frequently crowded around him to praise him for the team’s latest victory, and his contributions to it. Even the teachers seemed to keep up with the team’s accomplishments – and Steve’s.

Steve seemed to know instinctually that hard work paid off, and he applied the principle to his school work as well, earning good grades most of the time. He also inherited his father’s handsome visage, which he noted with pleasure every time he carefully combed his thick wavy brown hair in the mirror. He’d smile at himself and say, You handsome devil you, as he put his comb into his pant pocket to save it for later.

For a seventh grader, Steve was remarkably successful, making him the envy of some of his male classmates. Things were especially keen when he beat Ken Sanderson for class president a couple of days ago. Ken got excellent grades and was known for starting the school’s first Chess Club. Some people said he’d

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