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Hiding in America

by Billie Rae Bates

Mekhaeil is on a journey of self-discovery more than on a run from terrorists, and even more than that, he’s on a journey to the truth of the nature of God. Egyptian teenager and Coptic Christian Mekhaeil Zacharias gets a full dose of... Read More

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The Gifts of Nicholas

by Billie Rae Bates

"The Gifts of Nicholas" is a pretty and exceedingly positive book that will appeal to both believers and nonbelievers. The Christmas spirit comes alive in lush color in James Marion King’s The Gifts of Nicholas. The book is equal parts... Read More

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Hunted

by Billie Rae Bates

At the center of Kelley’s story is a theme of peace and unity among diverging religions, as well as the eternal search for one’s purpose. Young Mekhaeil Zacharias may have escaped the beheadings that claimed the lives of his fellow... Read More

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Invention

by Billie Rae Bates

It’s practical teaching, biblically based, and relatable for anybody. The subtitle on Justin Camp’s "Invention" may seem a little contrary at first: breaking free from a “culture hell bent on holding you back” would mean you... Read More

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Massacre at Sirte

by Billie Rae Bates

For those who don’t understand why terrorist acts happen, "Massacre at Sirte" is a most illuminating read. There aren’t many subjects tougher to tackle than the continuing threat of terrorism and the religious beliefs that fuel it,... Read More

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Prairie Dog Town

by Billie Rae Bates

This wonderful wartime story set in a fascinating era is equal parts action and romance. The South is torn by the Civil War in "Prairie Dog Town", a story punctuated by shells blasting and the continual threat of Union invasion. This is... Read More

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The Subterranean Season

by Billie Rae Bates

A frustrated PhD student discovers a voracious hole beneath his office in this fun and disturbing work of science fiction. It seems a little bizarre to begin a novel with “then,” as if it’s a continuation of a prior thought, but... Read More

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