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Lighthouse Trails Publishing 2008 Year in Review and Preview of 2009

Dec 28th, 2008 Posted in Publishing News | Comments Off on Lighthouse Trails Publishing 2008 Year in Review and Preview of 2009

 

In 2008, through our publishing ministry, we released two new books, Things We Couldn’t Say by Diet Eman and Out of India by Caryl Matrisciana. We also released Standing Fast in the Last Days DVD by Warren Smith and started carrying Roger Oakland’s 4-DVD series on the emerging church and the new spirituality.

Things We Couldn’t Say is the true story of a Christian resistance worker in Holland during WWII. Diet Eman is alive today at 88 years old. Her story is one of incredible courage and faith. Lighthouse Trails is so honored to be able to represent both Diet Eman and Anita Dittman (Trapped in Hitler’s Hell), two women who survived one of the most horrific times in human history.

Out of India, an apologetic biography, tells the story of India-raised Caryl Matrisciana, who is a long-time Christian film producer and the founder of Caryl Productions. Born and raised in India, Caryl saw firsthand the effects that Hinduism had on the people of that nation. After leaving India as a young adult, she became involved in the counter-culture New Age movement, only to find that the elements of Hinduism and the New Age were very much the same. Later as a Christian, Caryl discovered that this same spirituality had entered the Christian church through various avenues.

Coming in 2009
In 2009, we will be releasing a 3 part DVD lecture series by Ray Yungen, addressing the New Age, mysticism, contemplative spirituality, and interspirituality.

We also have signed a contract with Carolyn A. Greene, a Canadian author who has written a novel, Castles in the Sand. This will be Lighthouse Trails’ first fiction story. It is about a young Christian college girl named Teresa, who is introduced by her Spiritual Formation professor to the writings of a young mystic girl from the 15th century, Teresa of Avila. The story shows the dramatic influence this has on the 21st century Teresa, as she plunges into mysticism. This will be “fiction with a message” that will hopefully help readers to see the true nature behind contemplative spirituality (Spiritual Formation), which has so quickly pervaded Christian colleges, seminaries, and universities across the globe.

In 2009, we also hope to release Roger Oakland’s biography, Let There Be Light. Roger, raised in a Christian home, received his degree in Biology and became a devout believer and teacher of evolution, until he discovered there was a Creator and a God who loved him and all of humanity. Roger’s biography reveals the intimate details of his life, including the death of two sons and the victories and heartbreaks of ministering around the world. The book will be another Lighthouse Trails Apologetic Biography, showing the faithfulness of God in a believer’s life while providing information and truth for the exhortation and edification of the saints and an evangelistic emphasis for the unbeliever.

Lighthouse Trails will also be releasing its first Spanish translation, Faith Undone. This edition will be distributed in North America as well as Mexico, Central and South America. We are very grateful to our translator, Sally, and the editors she works with in Columbia. She is currently translating A Time of Departing, which will be released in late 2009 or early 2010.

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