I Wonder What Noah Did With the Woodpeckers Tales from the Far Side of Christian Life
by Tim Wildmon
In the everyday of the really unusual, Tim Wildmon can find intrigue, humor, and spiritual application. From a self-professed Mississippi redneck (but one of depth and sophistication) comes a tremendous collection of stories sure to make you smile, laugh, stop, and ponder.
This down-home Christian humorist addresses the “terrible twos,” in-laws, marriage, and lest he forget, his church family as well. If that all sounds too serious, Tim also shares thoughts on sports (his beloved 1971 St. Louis Cardinals), entertainment (including psychic hotlines), and fishing (“Big Bite Catfish Dough” is not for human consumption).
Amidst all the fun is some serious thought, though. Can we learn to better love God and serve our fellow man by pausing to contemplate everyday events? Perhaps there are lessons in each episode of our lives—golden nuggets of truth that can be mined when, at wit’s end, we are left to wonder what DID Noah do with the woodpeckers?
Inspired by the American Family Studios feature film Summer Snow.
Written by AFA Journal staff member, Joy Lucius, the reader gets a closer, more in-depth look at the Benson Family, specifically Hallie.
Along with her dad and her two older siblings, Hallie begins a painful search for healing and stability in the midst of the deep and aching loss of her beloved mother Susan. It won’t be an easy quest; that’s why Susan left a trail of clues for Hallie to follow in her journey toward peace and restoration, a trail filled with Hallie’s favorite flower, the dandelion. But the trail of dandelions did not begin at Hallie Benson’s front door. In fact, that trail of summer snow started long ago, thousands of miles away in Nicaragua. In this portion of her story, Hallie finds herself at the beginning of that trail, walking in the footsteps of a family of missionaries serving in Central America. And along the way, Hallie, as well as her readers, discovers that big miracles often begin with childlike faith as tiny as a dandelion seed.
The novel is a story about two friends in love with the same woman. One is accused of murdering the other at a social function and the trial which follows. The setting is small town America in the late ''40s and early ''50s. It reveals an impartial look at the personalities behind the screen in the small, southern town of Cotton City, Mississippi; their values and vices — each one’s reputations in the light of day and their real character human weaknesses in the shadows of night. The novel also tells the story of the town-drunk wife abuser, an alcoholic businessman, the highly successful county-lawyer, a porn-addicted contractor, a beloved alcoholic town doctor, a city mayor and county sheriff—whose politics come before policing — and a much loved country preacher.
Dan Mackenzie is chief of police for the little town of Madison, and he’s thinking of moving to the big city to get a fresh start. When he meets Vicki Jo Gradishar, the daughter of a good friend, he begins thinking he might change his mind.
But when a man mysteriously disappears, Dan and VJ find themselves drawn into a mystery that tests their faith and becomes a life-or-death struggle.
Suddenly an Indian legend involving a battle fought more than a hundred years ago, pitting the Hohani, a local tribe, against a race of demons, is becoming more fact than fiction. Now it seems something has returned – and the government is following the trail.
The ensuing clash threatens to engulf Madison and destroy everyone in it.
Hard Truths: A One-Month Devotional for Those Unwilling to Turn Away
Our dramatically secular culture promotes popular preachers and soft approaches to moral absolutes. As a result, many professing Christians run dramatically toward the Jesus who fills us with bread in the form of money, cars, or our best life now. But at the very moment Jesus presents Himself as the Bread, we turn away, refusing to be satisfied with anything less than what our flesh can feel.
What if we meditated on the sobering truths of God's Word instead of the pervasive feel-good musings that delight our flesh? What if, in so doing, we returned to following the God who created us rather than the god we've created?
"We've watched for decades as the culture has shifted away from moral absolutes. Many Christians in their attempt to push back against pervasive relativism have grown weary. We must not grow weary. Now is the time for the Church to double-down on what we believe and now more than ever, we must stand on the hard truths found in the Word of God. Meeke understands the call of this hour and responds daily on the front lines of the culture war. The fight is far from over. As you read Hard Truths, you will be challenged, encouraged, and recharged for battle."
Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association
Losing Cooper: Finding Hope to Grieve Well is a true story of hope in the midst of great personal tragedy.
Within months after the unimaginable loss of their only son, five-year-old cooper, J.J. and Melanie Jasper shared their story for the film Flame On.Losing Cooper: Finding Hope to Grieve Well is based on that highly-acclaimed documentary which featured appearances by Family Talk founder Dr. James Dobson, author/ pastor Dr. David Jeremiah, and other respected Christian leaders.
This book goes deeper, provides more answers, and throws a lifeline to those sinking in despair. It may require courage to read this book, but in doing so, you will find hope to grieve well.