I just got back from an outreach in Addison, Michigan. It was awesome. Three children were saved. Now I’m getting ready for a week long kid’s crusade in Clarksburg, West Virginia. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do there.
As promised, I am posting a blurb about one of my manuscripts that is currently being looked at by a publisher. This week, it is a full length novel, the first in a series called Ladies of Oberlin about women who graduated from Oberlin College shortly before the Civil War. Oberlin was the first college in the United States that allowed women to earn college degrees at a “men’s” college. It was also one of only two colleges that allowed blacks admittance before the Civil War. Charles Finney from the Second Great Awakening was the president of the college. The student were involved in many of the social movements of that time including abolition, women’s suffrage, prohibition, and the missionary movement. 90% of missionaries sent overseas by the American Missionary Society between 1860 and 1900 were graduates of Oberlin College.
Red Sky over America
by Tamera Lynn Kraft
2nd Place Winner of SWOhio Writer’s Contest
America and William confront slavery in Kentucky. But they may not make it home to Ohio of live through the struggle!
In 1857, America is the daughter of a slave owner. But she’s also an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College in Ohio, the only multiracial and co-educational college in the country before the Civil War. Oberlin is in the center of the abolitionist movement. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves. William, a friend and Oberlin student, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching racial storm and may not live long enough to return to Oberlin.
Here are the characters and who I imagine playing them:
America Leighton played by Genie Francis
William Woods played by Andrew Cheney
Colonel Leighton played by Patrick Stewart
Joe the Slave played by Forest Whittaker
Holidays This Week:
- July 28 – National Chocolate Milk Day
- July 31 – Full Moon
- August 1 – National Mustard Seed Day
Quote of the Week: Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life. — Ravi Zacharias
Verse of the Week: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. — Galatians 2:20 (ESV)
Song of the Week: No Longer I by Matt Redman
Hymn of the Week: At the Cross by Isaac Watts (1701)