“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who arecrushed in spirit.”
Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
Knowing that he has wronged the ones he loves most, Isaiah Russo is ready to put his new-found faith into action and make things right. Heading back to his hometown, he encounters the brother he has hurt, the father he has always been distant from, and the teenage son whom he has never met.
Both Isaiah and his brother Jack struggle to forgive each other and to become the fathers that they should be as they face old hurts, painful secrets, and new challenges.
As they choose to love and live as God wants them to, will they find themselves to be . . .
NO LONGER BROKEN?Read More
LIFE IS MESSY!
Broken Cookies Taste Just as Sweet: The Amazing Grace of Motherhood, Marriage, and Miracles on the Spectrum is a snapshot of one woman's beautiful mess. From insecure beginnings, abandonment, and single motherhood to discovering the joy that is autism and the surprise that is second love, this story is filled with neither pat advice nor simple answers, but rather the unexpected strength that is putting one foot in front of the other, the miracle that is sometimes just making it through another day, and the grace of God that rolls through every circumstance.Read More
A Dying Wish...
What would you do if your best friend’s last wish was to help him escape from a hospice so he could “take care of a few things?”
The initial dilemma for Dennis Sullivan is not the anger he will incur from Jack’s family, or how to manage a terminally-ill curmudgeon who mistakenly believes he knows everyone. He can even humor Jack’s desire to become like a mayfly – one of those nasty spring bugs with a lifespan of only a few days, but are unforgettable monsters.
The true question is why help someone who was not there for him when his own wife was dying and he needed a friend?
Guilted into this late odyssey, Dennis soon discovers the road to hell is truly paved with good intentions and it takes courage, faith, and a generous dose of anarchy to change the destination. He finds his best friend’s “bucket list on steroids” is not a tale of self-absorption at all, but rather a well-considered plan to touch his estranged family and seek forgiveness. And Jack plans the biggest makeover of all for Dennis. Chasing Mayflies is a “R.I.P.” roaring, hilarious journey that matches an intriguing plot with a thought-provoking message that will resonate with your soul long after the story ends.Read More
“For her fifteenth birthday, Anoira White’s step-mother bought her a boyfriend.”
So begins the coming-of-age tale of Ann, a young girl with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome growing up under the thumb of her high-maintenance step-mother, Hilde. When Hilde forces Ann to enter a beauty pageant in order to continue to be with her friends, Ann will put everything on the line in order to stand up for them—and for herself. But will her hard work be enough to overcome the monumental hurdle of an undiagnosed mental disorder? Or will Ann discover a new way in which to accept the way that she was made?
The third installment of the Once Upon a Reality series, The Thing About Apples is a modern re-telling of Snow White that re-defines what it means to be “fairest in the land.”Read More
NOW AVAILABLE IN A REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION FOR 2016!
Edna is a precocious trouble-maker wreaking havoc at her Beverly Hills school. Her therapist advocates medication, but her parents come up with an alternative cure: Edna will spend the summer in the desert with her grandparents. Their remote cabin is cut off from cell phone service, Internet and television. Edna’s determined to rebel until she meets an older local boy and falls in love for the first time. How can she get to know him from the edge of nowhere?
Praise for Edna in the Desert
“I loved this realistic, funny-and-yet-equally-serious, pitch-perfect novel about a young teen with no distractions—other than herself. What Edna learns over her summer in the desert makes for one of my favorite books of the year.”
Author of See Jane Date and The Mosts
Gin is a burrower.
Lucky is a hoarder.
Hoarders collect relics. Burrowers steal them. Both groups believe they carry incredible power.
Gin’s ma is dying. Gin takes a statue of a man nailed to two pieces of wood, and the burned-out shell of a NYC skyscraper collapses. Both tribes will kill Gin to get the relic back.
But the healing power this relic radiates cannot be contained in a statue . . .Read More
The ancient book about the past holds the future.
Frankie is the key.
She doesn’t remember stopping at the used bookstore, but there she stands as if drawn by an unseen force. Anticipation wraps around her like a cocoon. When she opens the door, the wind nudges her through, and expectancy turns to purpose. The man inside, and the book he offers, changes everything. Unusual things happen when she begins to read:
In a time long forgotten, people are held captive by half human creatures. Ashra holds a secret close to her heart, and must discover the purpose of her gift before the oppressed human race is destroyed. An unlikely ally comes to her aid. Strangers bring her a message from a far off land. Ashra and her band of misfits set off in search of answers. Together, they find love, uncover mysteries from the past, face ever present danger, and hone powers they never knew they had.
Frankie and Ashra are separated by millennia, by fiction and reality, but in the end the barrier shatters.Read More
The year is 2325—three hundred years after the Great Catastrophe, which wiped out most of Krinton. It’s now a world ruled by the legendary emperor, Treanthor, where technology is limited, education is discouraged and children become adults on their thirteenth birthday.
Marcus MacMillan embarks on an uncertain quest with his best friend, Rindel, driven by the pursuit of a crazy vision concerning PathOne—the route that is detailed in The Book Beyond Time, a mysterious ancient volume.
Ever since a new Era of Pleasure was announced in Krinton, gadgets, games and grench ports have been on the rise—made possible by the power of xanth crystals. The common Wryxl tribes are a happy people, and stuff like the feel-good sekrin is easily available. Why should Marcus tackle all kinds of challenges and danger, when everyone else is getting on and enjoying life?
So many voices and choices are demanding his attention. What will Marcus choose?
The Book Beyond Time is a fantasy adventure for a new generation of pre-teens as they prepare to navigate the tricky pitfalls ahead and explore issues of faith.Read More
As the year has steadily progressed, we are proud to say that we are growing again. As you may already know, eLectio Publishing is a faith-based publisher that supports independent… Read More
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It's time for another eLectio Publishing giveaway, as our way of saying thank you to… Read More
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It's Christmas Time and from all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas!
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