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The Love of God


The Love of God
By Frederick M. Lehman 1917

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

The saints’ and angels’ song.
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

God is Love. He is holy and just, by his power we trust in His love. Or do we? The holy and just God of Love sent the flood, established the Law and will come in judgment of sin. Do we understand that the God of Love is at same time Holy and Just?
The Puritans are condemned as prudes, yet our generation has brought the world into the Church and thrown holiness out.


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Latest List of Findley Family Video Publications

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All our books (including Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, SciFi, contemporary relationships short stories, and an Archaeological Mystery serial) are linked on our blog by genre. Look for the colored rectangles with genre names on the left and right sides of each page.
Elk Jerky for the Soul includes posts on current issues, excerpts from our fiction and nonfiction works, Bible teaching, travel and everyday observations, and more. Visit our YouTube Channel Watch Jonah and Ruth as well as “Sojourner,” part of the Space Empire Saga, in full 3D animation, book teasers, and upcoming projects related to biblical study and the Conflict of the Ages.
Science, History, Literature, and biblical worldview studies are the focus of our book and video projects.
Historical Fiction
by Michael J. Findley
The Ephron the Hittite Series
Ephron Son of Zohar
Tawananna Daughter of Zohar
Heth Son of Canaan Son of Ham, Noah
Shelometh Daughter of Yovov Wife of Ephron
Zita Son of Ephron and Shelometh
by Mary C. Findley
Adult Romantic Suspense
The Men of the Realmlands Series
Book 1: The Baron’s Ring
Book 2: The Captain’s Blade
Send a White Rose
Chasing the Texas Wind
Carrie’s Hired Hand (novella)
by Mary C. Findley
Young Adult Historical Adventure
Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion (plus illustrated version)
the Benny and the Bank Robber Series
Benny and the Bank Robber (Plus homeschool editions for student and teacher with review and vocabulary)
Doctor Dad
The Oregon Sentinel
Lines in Pleasant Places
Spec Fiction (Science Fiction and Fantasy/Allegory)
by Michael J. Findley
The Empire Saga (all six of the following books in one volume)
City on a Hill (Novelette)
Sojourner (Short Story)
Nehemiah LLC
Empire One: Humiliation
Empire Two: Repentance
Empire Three: Sanctification
by Sophronia Belle Lyon (pen name for Mary C. Findley)
The Alexander Legacy Steampulp Literary Tribute Series
Book One: A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist
Book Two: The Pinocchio Factor
Book Three: The Most Dangerous Game
The Acolyte’s Education (Allegorical clockwork novella inspired by Little Red Riding Hood)
Contemporary Fiction
Relationships Short Stories
by Mary C. Findley
Fifty Shades of Faithful
Fifty Shades of Faithful 2: In Living Color
Archaeological Mystery Serial
by Mary C. Findley
The Great Thirst Part One: Prepared
The Great Thirst Part Two: Purified
The Great Thirst Part Three: Pursued
The Great Thirst Part Four: Persecuted
The Great Thirst Part Five: Persevering
he Great Thirst Part Six: Protected
The Great Thirst Part Seven: Prevailing
Write for the King of Glory (tips on indie writing and publishing)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Readers’ and Writers’ Guide for Believers
Biblical Studies (Teacher and Student editions, OT and NT studies)
Antidisestablishmentarianism (illustrated and plain versions)
(serial versions)
What Is an Establishment of Religion?
What Is Secular Humanism?
What Is Science?
What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism?
The Conflict of the Ages series (All have teacher and student editions)
I. The Scientific History of Origins
II. The Origin of Evil in the World that Was
III. They Deliberately Forgot: The Flood and the Ice Age
IV. Ice Age Civilizations
Disestablish: An Overview from Creation to the Ice Age

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“Take Words with You … ” Mary C. Findley

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“Take words with you and return to the Lord.  Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.” Hosea 14:2

Coming soon — a book for Christian writers about Christian writing.

This book is about how to prepare to be a writer, how to write, and lots of my thoughts and opinions on what you should and shouldn’t write about. Although opinions are like noses – everybody has one, and some of them smell – My opinions are based on decades of reading, writing, and studying what makes Christian writing Christian.
The title of this book should make clear my purpose for writing it, and all the others I have written or will write. I used to think I could write cool stuff and not worry about the message, but the message of glorifying God, of honoring His Word, and of communicating truth, even in fiction, is overpowering. The Scripture verse on the cover is a recent discovery. The context is Israel’s need to repent, but my, oh my, isn’t this what we need to do before we write a word? Don’t we need to take our words to God, to ask Him to purify them, to accept what we offer Him, as if it was that sweet savor He loves in the Old Testament sacrifices? Wow. To think that our books can be our fruit. It’s humbling. It’s terrifying. But God asks us to bear fruit, so let’s see what we need to do to get on with it.


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