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Gravedigger's Christmas By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: John Cowart’s collection, Gravedigger’s Christmas & Other Tales: Fact, Fiction, And The Normal Daily Grind, provides entertaining and amusing, yet enlightening, short... More > stories, articles and essays related to daily life as well as to various holidays. Readings in the 230 page book range from “John Burns His Own Stupid Foot” for April Fool’s Day, to serious meditations such as “The Ugliest Picture In The World” for Easter. In these pages love stories abound, such as “The Girl In My Shower” and “The Fig Factor”. And the book also addresses deep philosophical and theological issues such as “Are There Reindeer In Heaven?” and “Was Jesus A Ghost?”. All these chapters combine to make for light happy reading no matter what the occasion — even if it’s just making it through your normal daily grind.< Less
I'm Confused About Prayer By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: John Cowart,World's Foremost Authority on unanswered prayer, says, "I've prayed for more things and didn't get them than anyone else I know." But many other people also... More > wonder why their prayers seem to get nowhere. So John's amusing book addresses such issues as: Is Anybody out there to answer prayers? If God is able to answer, then why doesn't he? Is God as mean as a snake? Is there something wrong with my faith, my sins, my breath? If God did speak to me during prayer, would I hear him? If I don't have a whole lot of faith, will God answer me anyhow? Am I praying, or just wishing? And as John worries such questions, he presents his famous Skunk Proof for the existence of a loving God. He dedicates the book to his wife with the words, "I prayed 35 years ago to get over loving you. I'm so glad that God did not answer my prayer"..... NOTE: This book was previously published as "Why Don't I Get What I Pray For?" (IVP, 1993)< Less
A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad: John Cowart's 2005 Diary By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: "A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad", by John Cowart, records the humor and happiness of a frustrated writer. John’s daily blog, Rabid Fun, bears the caption, “A befuddled... More > ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living.” Sounds like a downer. Yet, over 104,000 readers from 102 countries visited his website in 2005. A Dirty Old Man Goes Bad reveals John’s happy joys as well as his struggles with temptation over bitterness, resentment, pornography, Microsoft, depression, laziness, Google, Blogger, pettiness, sloth, Krispy Kreme Donuts, and anger. All in all, this is a real-time love story told day by day by a man who loves reality.< Less
A Dirty Old Man Gets Worse: John Cowart's 2006 Diary By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: Have great reading fun as you track joys and frustrations in this light-hearted writer’s diary. Laugh as this happy man wrestles with temptations and ponders the existence and... More > nature of God. Smile at his antics over editing a Civil War diary and the autobiography of a 100-year-old man while at the same time caring for a duck attacked by a raccoon. Enjoy a year’s worth of fun with his wild and rambunctious family. Be amused at the false and mistaken report of his death; and relish his abiding joy in life. Follow John’s exploits as he plans to write THE WORLD’S GREATEST BOOK ON HUMILITY! as a future project.< Less
A Dirty Old Man Stumbles On: John Cowart's 2007 Diary By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: In this third book of John Cowart’s Dirty Old Man Diaries series the author shares his fun-filled adventures as he takes his wife off for a romantic get-away weekend to an... More > Indian burial mound. But it’s not all fun as John wrestles with the problem of, “If God Loves Me, Then Why Won’t My Lawnmower Start?”. Readers share John’s frustration as he worries over two sneaky 16th Century Puritans with the same name and as he turns a shopping bag filled with newspaper clippings into a book. And readers laugh as John plays the part of the “Ugliest Virgin Ever” in a Christmas play when he tries to diaper a Teddy Bear amid clouds of baby powder. In the midst of these humorous adventures, John continually falls to temptations, yet keeps stumbling along seeking spiritual reality in everyday life.< Less
A Dirty Old Man Sinks Lower: John Cowart's 2008 Diary By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: Readers laugh as writer John Cowart bogs down in tar when he paints his house. He also bogs down in muck repairing his pool. And he bogs down in words as he finishes writing a history... More > of his local fire department—a project he’s tried, off and on, for 20 years. John says he’s just a befuddled ordinary Christian who looks for spiritual reality in everyday life—and you’ll laugh as he has fun doing that. You never know what the next page will bring. This book is the fourth in John’s Dirty Old Man Goes Bad series.< Less
Strangers On The Earth: A Collective Biography Of People Whose Faith Got Them Into Trouble By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION: John Cowart’s collective biography, Strangers On The Earth, offers miniature portraits of about 20 people who were radically different from the rest of us, people I find to be... More > among the most fascinating characters who ever lived. Some told about in these pages are well known. Others you may have never heard of before. Each one exhibits certain other-worldly characteristics and values which you may find attractive, funny or odd — even repelling. Each of them acted out of place in this world, as though they were strangers here…. Among those profiled here are Astronomer Johannes Kepler, Aristocrat Jeanne Guyon, Farmer Seth Hubbel, Physician Eleanor Chesnut, Explorer Christopher Columbus, Housewife Mary Rowlandson, Saint Patrick of Ireland, Missionary William Carey, and a host of others who lived indeed as strangers on this earth.< Less
A Dirty Old Man VS The Coons: John Cowart's 2010 Diary By John Cowart
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E-BOOK EDITION--John Cowart's 2010 Diary begins in a wedding and a buffalo head and ends in a hospital and a rocket launch. In between, John battles coons which gnawed a hole into his office,... More > undergoes a waterboard torture, helps an exotic dancer, and buries an Indian. In the midst of trials and temptations, the dirty old man tries to live a more or less Christian life.< Less
A Dirty Old Man Goes To The Dogs: John Cowart's 2009 Diary By John Cowart
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Once again writer John Cowart proves laughable as he ponders the serious business of life. In this fifth book of John’s Dirty Old Man series, he thrills to uncover a century-old fingerprint. He... More > struggles with matters of faith and theodicy as he recounts the tale of his friend the librarian’s car being attacked by barely-clad nightclub strippers swinging swords. Only real life can be so funny and so serious at the same time.< Less
A Dirty Old Man VS The Coons: John Cowart's 2010 Diary By John Cowart
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PRINT EDITION--John Cowart's 2010 Diary begins in a wedding and a buffalo head and ends in a hospital and a rocket launch. In between, John battles coons which gnawed a hole into his office,... More > undergoes a waterboard torture, helps an exotic dancer, and buries an Indian. In the midst of trials and temptations, the dirty old man tries to live a more or less Christian life.< Less