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It is the story of America, about the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years. Born in 1734, Daniel Boone participated in the colonization of North America, the settling of the Middle Plain, the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Westward Expansion.
As the war for independence wore on into the 1780s, the Carolina upcountry was an extremely dangerous place to be. Settlers, who had labored to clear the land after the Cherokees withdrew, found themselves being mustered for battle as British forces infiltrated the forests and pillaged their hard-won farms. Robert Morgan's stunning new novel tells a story of two young people caught in the chaos and war raging in that wilderness. Only sixteen years old, Josie Summers dresses herself in her murdered stepfather's clothes to disguise herself as a man and runs away from her family farm. She is almost immediately lost in the impenetrable snowy woods and thus eagerly accepts a young Methodist preacher's invitation to assist in his itinerant ministry. When "Joseph's" true identity is revealed, the very righteous Reverend John Trethman is racked with guilt at having shared his home with a young woman and, even worse, having fallen in love with her. His solution is to "marry" Josie, performing as both minister and bridegroom. When John is kidnapped by British soldiers and forced to minister to their wounded and bury their dead, Josie is on her own once more. This time, again disguised as a man, she joins the North Carolina militia. On January 17,1781, in a wooded pasture, pregnant Josie is trapped in the battle known as Cowpens-the turning point of the Revolution-and despairs of ever seeing John again. Brave Enemies is a story of enduring love and of the struggle to build a homeland as one era is dying and a new age of freedom and discovery is being born.
Rob Morgan's unmistakable talent for storytelling continues as he reacquaints people with the Christmas hymns that are so true to the tradition of Christmas. In Come Let Us Adore Him, Rob shares his historical findings about these great hymns, their writers and composers, and other nuggets that engage readers more deeply in the beloved music of the Christmas season. The book also will feature a 10-song CD collection of instrumental Christmas hymns.
There is a most unusual woman living in Gap Creek. Julie Harmon works hard, "hard as a man" they say, so hard that at times she's not sure she can stop. People depend on her. She is just a teenager when her brother dies in her arms. The following year, she marries Hank and moves down into the valley. Julie and Hank discover that the modern world is complex, grinding ever on without pause or concern for their hard work. To survive, they must find out whether love can keep chaos and madness at bay. With Julie, Robert Morgan has brought to life one of the most memorable women in modern American literature with the skill that led Fred Chappell to say "Gap Creek is the work of a master."
"Bring[s] a new perspective to World War II literature...Exciting" -- Library Journal. A powerful chronicle of loyalty, love, and heroism under fire, this is the unforgettable memoir of a member of the Greatest Generation who fought in America's greatest battles-and of the war one man waged both in and out of the skies. High-spirited young Robert Morgan was transformed from a fast-living, privileged playboy who grew up hobnobbing with the Vanderbilts into a steel-nerved pilot forged in the cauldron of World War II's most dangerous and desperate aerial encounters. This is the triumphant tale of that transformation-and of the plane and crew that never failed to bring him back home.
Step into the wonder-filled world of Christmas with this endearing collection of original stories.Even though he has two million copies of books in print, RobertJ. Morgan writes only one short story each year--an original work to share withhis church on Christmas Eve. These Christmas stories are now available in onebeautiful volume for your own enjoyment. You'll meet a shy, bookish boy whofinds himself center stage in the Christmas pageant, a Pennsylvania familywhose car disappears on December 24th, and a mountain man trapped in a blizzardwith his grandson on Christmas Eve. From six different settings, you'll meetcharacters you feel you've known your whole life, who'll make you laugh oneminute and cry the next. So this year, and the years to follow, gather yourfamily and experience the true spirit of love at Christmas through thistimeless gift of story.
Amazing stories of faith from twenty centuries of church history!From the Roman Empire to the Reformation, St. Valentine to St. Francis, Martin Luther to Billy Graham, On This Day introduces you to a parade of preachers, martyrs, heroes, and saints. Intriguing and inspiring stories from 2,000 years of Christianity offer an enjoyable glimpse into church history. On This Day is 365 simple, colorful stories about history-making events in the lives of people who love God wholeheartedly. On This Day brings a year's worth of inspiration and spiritual challenge as you learn what some Christians went through for the love of God."On this Day is an exciting book that recaptures the history of Christianity. It is practical, profound, and powerful! I highly recommend it."--John HageeOn This Day will whet appetites to learn more . . . life will be enriched by all the fellow believers you never even realized existed."--Ruth Bell Graham"A fascinating collection of vignettes."--James M. Boice
Just as Moses and the Israelites found themselves caught between "the devil and the deep Red Sea," so are we sometimes overwhelmed by life's problems. But God delivered the Israelites, and He will deliver us too.The Red Sea Rules reveals, even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations, God's promise to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems--whatever challenges Satan places in our path.Using the Israelites' story as an example, Robert Morgan offers ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. Among them: Realize that God means for you to be where you are. Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on the Lord. Pray.Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comforingly clear, He is in control.
The first full-length collection in more than a decade from the award-winning poet and author of the bestselling novel Gap Creek. Robert Morgan has won acclaim for sonorous poems rooted in his native Blue Ridge Mountains that feature taut, forceful, often haunting imagery and carefully chiseled phrases. The poems in Terroir build on his earlier work but reach out in several new directions, exploring memory, family narratives, the natural world of trees and forest animals, and the poetry of work. Readers of Morgan's fiction will recognize many places, themes, and voices, while fans of his poetry will see a fresh energy in poems drawing on science and folklore, Native American history, and music. These elegantly written poems celebrate everything from the bonds of friendship and community to the fleeting sparkle of a drop of rain, discovering wonder in the local and familiar, the sacred in the everyday.
Rob Morgan's inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations.Don't look for a dry recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history -- the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through song.FEATURES:Includes words and music to each hymnSpecial softcover, french flap cover designIvory paper with brown inkJagged-edge paper, giving it a classic feelComplete with hymn indexUse for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers