The Lion and the Lamb is a true Holocaust story of the suffering innocent, and the morally extinguished leaders of the Third Reich. A haunting tale of horror and courage, readers will experience the fear and anguish of Nazi victims and of their tormentors as World War II comes to a close. Through his work for the Nazi party, Albert Speer becomes as close to Hitler as any man ever came. He serves the Führer faithfully until he is surreptitiously ordered to destroy thousands of his fellow Germans with Hitler’s scorched earth policy. Then, an epic standoff occurs in which Speer has been dreading. Meanwhile, Corrie ten Boom decides to risk her own safety and serve her fellow man, for which she suffers greatly. Despite her final transport to one of Germany’s infamous extermination camps, Corrie and her sister Betsie become agents of light even in the midst of their horrible and wicked surroundings. Murder and torture is everywhere yet they continue to encourage fellow prisoners, and hope for a miraculous release.
My ancestors come from Hangingdog NC, a quaint community tucked deep inside the Smoky Mountains. As a boy I ran through lush, green fields alongside my grandfather’s Black Angus cows and swam in the cool creeks and mountain lakes - always with a wary eye out for water moccasins. The tales I heard down those wooded and rutted country roads formed in me a love for people, the outdoors and good stories, usually told by World War II veterans while rocking on their front porches. I attended the University of Colorado in Boulder before commissioning as a second lieutenant in the army. I now have the privilege to serve veterans every day as a military chaplain stationed in Washington D.C. Married nearly 25 years to Lauri, we have four children, three of whom are in college. I write for Abingdon and NAV Press/Tyndale House and recently published a WW II novel I would love for you to read. The Lion and the Lamb took nearly three years to research and it was written in partnership with the Ten Boom museum in Holland.
A Civil War novel giving a glimpse into the southern decision to secede and the extraordinary efforts made by Abe Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. It begins with children playing near the Shenandoah River...
For men trying to keep things real in their marriage, this short fable begins with three golf partners...
Artwork by William S. Phillips.
Designed for married couples, this interactive marriage workbook can also be used by small groups or in a conference setting (co-author Tony Miltenberger). Published by Abingdon Press.
This short common sense theology book for men will launch May 2018. Published by NAVPress/Tyndale House.