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Two New Releases: “Chains Couldn’t Hold Me” and “Father ten Boom, God’s Man”

Apr 17th, 2018 Posted in new releases, Publishing News | Comments Off on Two New Releases: “Chains Couldn’t Hold Me” and “Father ten Boom, God’s Man”


Lighthouse Trails is pleased to announce the release of two new books.

Our first release is Chains Couldn’t Hold Me, a biography written by discernment researcher and author Cedric Fisher. This is a heart-tugging, hard-to-put-down book that readers will be influenced by in a profound way and will not forget for a long time.

Description: A Memoir of Loss and Mercy | Cedric Fisher was the third of three boys born poor, dirt poor, to transient parents in Texas in 1949. Like many other nomadic, impoverished, post-depression families, his mom and dad followed jobs wherever they could find them. Soon, there were three daughters added to a family already struggling just to find enough food to eat for each day and a shelter to sleep in for the night. In time, the family settled in Oklahoma where life only got worse as Cedric’s dad drank and flew into fits of rage. Cedric, his brothers, and his mother suffered at the hands of this violent man. After the sixth child was born, the law chased Cedric’s dad out of town, leaving an already stressed mother to work in order to provide for her family. In her own desperate way to keep order, she continued the beatings that the boys had endured under their father’s hands. “I’ll whip you till the blood runs down your heels!” she would scream as she chased a terrified four-year-old Cedric through the house.

Living near the city dump, rarely having clean clothes to wear, plus having poverty and abuse written all over his face, Cedric became the object of severe bullying and ridicule at school. Between the beatings at home and the cruel treatment by both students and teachers, Cedric was convinced he was no good. When he reached his teen years, he decided to show them they were right, becoming as bad and tough as he could be. If his life had any purpose, it was the pursuit of one goal—getting as far away as possible from all his troubles.

Cedric landed in adulthood taking all the pain, rejection, and anger with him as he desperately sought to develop a successful music career. Trying to drown out the nightmares from his childhood, he turned to alcohol, drugs, fighting, and wild behavior—a deadly mixture. Before long, he was on a fast track to prison or an early death. Chains Couldn’t Hold Me is the story of one man’s search for identity and peace amidst turmoil and despair and how everything changed when given one last chance.

212 Pages | Softbound | Photos
ISBN: 978-1-9424233-1-7 | Retail Price: $14.95
Qualifies for quantity discounts
Available through Lighthouse Trails and most major book outlets

Our second book release is Father ten Boom, God’s Man written by Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom. This endearing and inspiring book will give you a wide glimpse of the life of a man who was wholly dedicated to serving the Lord and loving people. His life-long commitment to his wife, his children, and other believers and his willingness to share the Gospel and God’s love with the Jews and with those in his community are a testimony that should not be forgotten. This book can help believers today in their own walks with God by illustrating what God can do through just one man who has surrendered his life to His Lord.

Description: The Story of Corrie ten Boom’s Father And How He Inspired Her Life

Casper ten Boom knew what it meant to work hard, go without, and suffer loss. But the hardships of his life only strengthened his dedication to serving the Lord, loving people, and devoting his heart to his wife and children. He opened the doors of his watchmaking shop and home at 19 Barteljorisstraat in Holland to anyone in need and became a respected and admired leader in the community.

Through his love for the Lord, Casper showed his family how to live a life fully surrendered to and trusting in the Almighty God. In his eighties, during the Nazi occupation in Holland, that relationship with God led Casper down a path where he and his family would be asked of the Lord to risk everything—even their lives.

In Father ten Boom, God’s Man, Corrie has captured the essence of her father’s life and how through wisdom, honor, integrity, and faith, he inspired those who knew him to live that same devoted fruitful life.

160 pages | Softbound | Photos
ISBN: 978-1-942423-3-0-0
Qualifies for quantity discounts
Available through Lighthouse Trails and most major book outlets

Book Review: In My Father’s House The Years Before the Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

Mar 13th, 2014 Posted in Book/DVD Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review: In My Father’s House The Years Before the Hiding Place By Corrie Ten Boom

FHlargeReviewed by Ivanna Hernandez

Corrie Ten Boom’s delightful and excellently written book is full of significant biblical values that Corrie’s parents taught their children.

This book gives us a sneak-peak of what her life was like before the discrimination she suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

Corrie’s parents taught her at an early age to look to the Lord for all her needs, to turn to him in prayer and in times of trouble, and in everything seek His will.  She learned at an early age the power of prayer (James 5:16).

This book covers her childhood and her adulthood. Before I had started reading this book, I had seen the movie The Hiding Place, so I was curious as to how Corrie’s past had prepared her for her work daring to deify the Nazis along with her family.

The book is filled with wonderful and amusing memories of what her life was like when she was a little girl. The ten Boom family wasn’t perfect – they had their trials, joys, and struggles -but what I really appreciated throughout the whole book was that each of them strived to live for God’s glory in this sin fallen world.

In My Father’s House by Corrie ten Boom
Published by Lighthouse Trails
190 pages | $13.95
Photos | Illustrated

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