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Seasons Along The Way By Barbara White
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For 15 years award-winning journalist Barbara White wrote Along The Way, a weekly column for the Florida Times-Union newspaper, chronicling her personal spiritual journey — 15 Easters, 15... More > Mothers’ Days, 15 Thanksgivings, 15 Advents, 15 Lents, 15 Fourth of Julys, etc. Each column was to be read as a stand-alone piece, therefore they retain a timeless quality. This book collects samples of these outstanding columns related to various holiday seasons as well as a generous sample of columns related to the fun, faith and frustrations Mrs. White experienced in her daily adventures Along The Way. This is the third book in Barbara White’s Along The Way series. —jwc< Less
Along The Way By Barbara White
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This is the first book in a series by award-winning columnist Barbara White, who describes herself as an insignificant person following a magnificent Savior; a weak person following a powerful God; a... More > pilgrim following the road Home. She admits being a sinful person on the receiving end of incredible grace. She says, “I write about trying to live the Christian life and failing and trying again”. Her modest yet strong newspaper columns influenced thousands of readers as they followed her struggles and joys along the way; in her spiritual journey, they see their own. Readers from all walks of life and every religious persuasion identify with the transparent reality of her life and writing as they seek their own spiritual depth. Join her in her journey along the way; she’s headed toward someplace we all want to go.< Less
Gravedigger's Christmas & Other Tales By John W. Cowart
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John Cowart’s collection, Gravedigger’s Christmas & Other Tales: Fact, Fiction, And The Normal Daily Grind, provides entertaining and amusing, yet enlightening, short stories,... More > 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
THE DIARY OF SAMUEL WARD, A TRANSLATOR OF THE 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE By John W. Cowart
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Samuel Ward, a moderate Puritan, lived from 1577 to 1643. His life spanned from the reign of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, through that of King James. and into the days of Charles I. Surviving... More > pages of his diary run from May 11, 1595 to July 1, 1632. He served the Second Cambridge Company Translation Committee, comprised of the finest biblical and linguistic scholars of his day, to produce the 1611 King James Bible, the world’s most popular book. Ward walked a thin line between Puritan and Established Church factions. While perusing his academic career at Cambridge, he preached solid Puritan sermons yet rose to become the royal chaplain for King James, head of the Established Church. Ward’s diary reveals that while he cared deeply about larger academic, political and church polity matters, his main concern was his own walk with Christ. He wrote to remind himself of his daily sins and faults, and also to remind himself of God’s many blessings to him.< 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
Barbara White's Prayer Diary By John Cowart (Editor)
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Newspaper editor Barbara White won awards for her inspirational religious columns which have been collected in five devotional books. She also recorded her private prayers and meditations for 35... More > years in her diaries. Looking at Barbara you think of a white-haired, shy, little old lady sipping tea in the bishop’s garden. And you’re right. That’s what she looked like. Yet her diary entries, and those of her friend and book editor John Cowart, reveal her hellacious family situation which involved alcoholism, drug abuse, prison sentences, broken bones, extortion, armed robbery, intimidation, church squabbles, and a Coast Guard helicopter search. Yet in the midst of such intense tragedy, family trouble, and heartache, Barbara’s diaries show her daily secrets of walking with God in peace.< Less
A Dirty Old Man Stumbles On By John Cowart
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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 Indian burial mound.... More > 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 By John Cowart
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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 of his local... More > 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
Letters From Stacy By John Cowart
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Editor John Cowart said, "I bought an old wooden file drawer a few years ago at a yard sale in the Riverside section of Jacksonville, Florida. As best I recall, I paid three dollars for the... More > file drawer and its contents. Inside I found this collection of letters touching on Little Rock, Arkansas', and Jacksonville, Florida's, history and culture from a man interested in family, cooking, gardening, gunsmithing, computers, geology, wines, weather ... and gnomes."< Less
Heroes All: A History of Firefighting In Jacksonville, Florida By John W. Cowart
eBook (PDF): $20.00
John Cowart's HEROES ALL traces the history of Jacksonville, Florida, my hometown, from the viewpoint of how many times the place has burned down--or been saved from burning down by heroic... More > firefighters. From 1850 when bucket brigade volunteers grabbed their rifles to shoot an arsonist off the roof of a hotel, right up to the fire department's rescue of a puppy and some other animals from locked cages last year when 200 dogs died in the Humane Society Shelter fire, this book focuses on the bravery and courageous deeds of firefighters who save lives and property daily.< Less