ChristianStoryTeller morns the lost of Mary A. Mentzer, Co-Founder of Christianstoryteller & Justin Mentzer, Director of Author relations
Mary was the wife of Founder, Leon Mentzer and the Mother of Justin Mentzer.
Collectively they were two thirds of the creative team that worked on the theme, mission and concept of what became an Award winning web site for over six years running.
Their latest project was the MAMJAM project. Their goal was to start purchasing Christian Children's books and place them in schools, hospitals and local organizations that do not have the funds to purchase these books.
The unique thing was that instead of asking authors to donate their books, the MAMJAM project will purchase the books, So that both the organizations and the authors would both benefit.
Their work will continue. We at CST ask that you consider this project a worthy one.
Contributions this fund can be made by clicking one of the photos. Those authors, businesses and corpoations who donate will received one month free advertising for every $10.00 donated.
Please consider helping us complete the MAMJAM project funding.
"Follow the evidence, wherever it leads."- Socrates
Why another book? Because it is my opinion that while we can get a 300 page book on 1 Christian theological concept, we cannot get a simple book in approximately 100 pages that adequately covers the Christian story in its entirety that we can simply carry with us to reference for "on the spot" dialogue; the following quote summarize our current plight:
"Many high school seniors believe that Sodom and Gomorrah were husband and wife, while a majority of Americans cannot name one of the four Gospels. Jay Leno asked his Tonight Show audience one night to name one of Jesus' twelve apostles; they came up empty. One in ten Americans believes that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife, and only one-third knows that Jesus (not Billy Graham) preached the Sermon on the Mount."
- Washington Monthly
I believe this adequately sums up our current situation in the West and why we must revisit with believer and non-believer alike what it means to be a Christ follower today and not just a "church" follower at a simple and easy to follow "101" type level. So what would a handy book that one could carry with them that covered all the basics that virtually everyone agrees to on the subjects of: Intelligent Design, Creationism, Philosophy of religion, apologetics, and what the Bible and Jesus says at a basic level, (in approximately 100 pages), look like? Hopefully like this one because that is the exact purpose for why I have compiled it.
James Stroud has done undergraduate studies in both History and Religious Studies as well as post graduate studies in Theology at APUS, Trinity Seminary, Biola and the University of Arkansas; he currently resides in the New York City Area. Please visit www.Apologetics101.org for more information and ordering information
*Available in paperback for about $6 or EBook for about $4.50 (Amazon); EVERY cent of profits goes to charity!
L.J. Popp's new book, "Treasure Traitor"
YOUNG ADULT FANTASY ON A JOURNEY
When Laura Popp started writing Christian fantasy, she never imagined she’d actually live it. Whether it’s making a film about AIDs in Africa, climbing the Great Wall of China, riding an elephant through the jungles of Thailand, or surviving the worst earthquake in the history of East Asia, she’s woven her missionary adventures into her writing. In the last four years she’s visited nine countries, including a two-year assignment teaching English and Bible in Japan and three months at a children’s home in India. Perfect fodder for her new novel.
Popp’s book, Treasure Traitor, released in November from Written World Communications. The story centers around sixteen-year-old Renagada, who travels through her war-torn world to save her best friend, a telepathically bonded bird named Acha.
“I’ve been a fantasy writer for as long as I can remember,” Popp says. “After coming home from overseas, I still wanted to be involved in missions. I realized there are a lot of people my age and younger who don’t know anything about God’s story, so I wanted to share about His love and forgiveness in a fun and exciting way. Many of the cultures and people in Treasure Traitor are based on my experiences abroad. I had a blast blending traditional European fantasy with my faith and favorite Asian spices.”
Popp now works with Burmese refugees living in Tulsa, Oklahoma and says this experience also made its way into the book. “I knew that war displaces people, but I had no idea what the refugee experience was like until I started helping the Burmese. Rena has to deal with the reality of war all around her, even when she’s not being forced to fight in it.”
So far Treasure Traitor has received all 5-star reviews on Amazon. According to best-selling author Chuck Sasser, “A talented young writer is at the beginning of a brilliant career."
A diverse writer of short stories, novels, articles, screen and stage plays, Laura Popp’s work has won numerous local and international awards in children’s literature and fantasy. To purchase Treasure Traitor, read excerpts, or learn more about the author’s adventures abroad, readers can visit www.ljpopp.wordpress.com. The author is also available to speak at community and church events. She can be contacted through her website or email, laurapopp (at) ymail.com.
Recommended by Christianstoryteller staff.
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