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February/2013 Interview with Father Gordon Hines of St. George’s Anglican Church.
Set in Italy in the present day, this story of healing looks at questions of belief, the history of the Church, the lives of saints and martyrs, the mysteries of relics and sacraments, and the union of body and soul. 1st in the Trilogy of Western Europe.
Offerings, the sequel to Pilgrimage, is a story of healing of body and soul, set in France, with scenes in Lourdes, Rocamadour, Lyons, Crillon-le-Brave in Provence, Vence on the French Riviera, Lerins Islands, Reims, and Paris, and encounters with Bernadette, Mary Magdalene, Catherine Laboure, and Mary, the Mother of God. 2nd in the Trilogy of Western Europe.
Young Victoria Nguyen flees to England to protect her unborn child and is sheltered by Madeleine and Jack. Brother Cristoforo from Rome meets them in London. As they escape to the New Forest, Winchester, Glastonbury, and Oxfordshire, they travel through Lent to Easter joy. 3rd in the Trilogy of Western Europe.
City-girl Meredith Campbell flies to Maui, but her plane crashes near Hana, Maui. Forced to recover in this small community, she faces her own life choices. This compelling literary novel is a poignant journey that unravels T.S. Eliot’s “permanent questions” – what is goodness, truth, and love?
A young woman searches for clues in Rome and Provence to receive her legacy, while stalked by a killer. Will she find the key that unlocks the Magdalene mystery and the power of historical truth?
She found the bloody body and saw the murderer’s face. Will she ever be safe? UC Berkeley grad student Jessica Thierry walks the Fire Trail in the hills and witnesses a rapist murderer leave the scene. Fearing for her life, she tries to focus on her doctorate about Christianity’s role in Berkeley’s history. But will she find safety with fellow student Zachary, Pastor Nate, and docent Anna?
Christine’s children’s books are all available for purchase from the American Church Union.
The American Church Union Church School Series
This series teaches the Christian faith as stated in the Nicene Creed, and as articulated in the historic councils of the Church. The lessons follow the Church Year, and draw directly from Holy Scripture and the Episcopal 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Lesson topics (with a few exceptions) are the same for all ages, to aid the teacher of a mixed-age class. This format also encourages family members to discuss the lessons and to work on memory assignments together.
The lessons cover a three-year span, with one volume used each year. Each volume covers forty-one weeks of the year, from mid-September through Trinity Sunday (June), making a total of 123 lessons over a three-year period. The major feasts and liturgical seasons are also addressed. From late Trinity to Advent, lessons are devoted to the Old Testament, and from Lent to Trintytide lessons address New Testament teachings. The Seven Sacraments, prayer, and the Nicene Creed are also taught.
The Series is easy to teach and suitable for any size church school. Its simple and flexible format allows the instructor to expand on lessons at his/her discretion.
Teaching the Church’s Children: Sunday School Programs for Ages Three through Sixth Grade
The theory and practice of beginning and running a Sunday School Program. 62 pages. Paper cover.
The Junior Reader Collection – The Jeanette Books
Sacramental stories involving the lives of the saints and festivals of the Church Year, reading level 8+.
Jeanette must celebrate her thirteenth birthday in a strange castle in France and without her papa. What mysteries lie in this ancient chateau? Will her papa return? The first in the series. Paper cover. 47 pages.
Jeanette and Emile search for the chateau’s treasure, but find themselves in danger instead. Will they be rescued? Do they find the treasure? The second in the series. Paper cover. 47 pages.
Jeanette, Emile, and Jacques set out to find an ancient hermit in the mountains above her aunt’s chateau. What secret will Jeanette discover? Will her friend be saved? The third in the series. Paper cover. 53 pages.
Jeanette and Emile sail to the ancient island of Lerins off the coast of France. Searching for treasure, Emile, is kidnapped by pirates and Jeanette is trapped in an old fortress. How will Jeanette escape? Will she find Emile in time? The fourth in the series. Paper cover. 55 pages.
Jeanette discovers the true magic of Christmas at home in San Francisco. The fifth in the series. Paper cover. 42 pages.
Jeanette experiences the true meaning of Easter at home in San Francisco. Paper cover. 52 pages.
Jeanette discovers the mystery of Hallowe’en and the Feast of All Saints. 54 pages.