One in Thine Hand
Brad Kennison is a returned missionary and a Vietnam vet looking for direction in his life. He makes a journey to Israel in the summer of 1973, at the height of the uneasy days leading up to the Yom Kippur War. Accompanying him through the Holy Land is Miri Shadmi, a fiery Israeli committed to the political survival of her state and scornful of Americans like Brad.
With Miri as his reluctant guide, Brad feels the spiritual impact of the Garden of Gethsemane, relives the tragedies of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, and visits Israel's monument to freedom, Masada. Along the way, the two battle about politics and religion and brave a run-in with Arab terrorists at a remote kibbutz. Rivalry soon gives way to romance, and both are forced to examine their commitment to faith, family and country.
It's 18 years after the end of civilization as we know it. Slowly, ragtag villages of nuclear holocaust survivors are being relocated to a new society known as the Alliance. At first it seems like a dream come true to Eric Lloyd and his family. There is work and safety and food enough to spare. But the trappings of civilization wear thin when Eric learns that the violent human impulses that lead to crime and rebellion are controlled by pain chips surgically implanted in the brain.
Eric vows to destroy the Alliance. But can he have any hope of withstanding the wrath of the Alliance's Major and his computerized Punishment Mode? And what of Eric's growing attraction to Nicole, a Guardian in the Alliance?
Futuristic in setting but timeless in its message, The Alliance makes a stunning statement about agency in a gripping and entertaining way.
For an ordinary guy like Marc Jeppson, life has suddenly become dangerously complicated. A Latter-day Saint widower and professor of Arabic, he's hired by an arms dealer to help cinch a multimillion-dollar deal with Saudi Arabia. It's an opportunity of a lifetime, but the stakes get higher as he's pulled into the tumultuous world of international politics, big business, organized crime, and fast living.
Is the deal worth the risk of losing his children and fiancee, or can Marc do the nearly impossible: Survive at the top long enough to save those he loves, help convict the criminals, and close the deal — all without compromising his integrity and values?
The Freedom Factor
What would America be like today without the Constitution?
Bryce Sherwood, a young senatorial aide whose star is rising, is a key player in an attempt to pass an amendment that would eliminate the checks and balances built into the Constitution. When Nathaniel Gorham, one of the original Founding Fathers, appears to him, he is transported into a world where the Constitution was never ratified.
In this strange world of oppression and fear, Bryce begins to learn the true value of the Constitution and the price of freedom. But will he be able to pay that price? Or will it cost him the love of Leslie Adams and her politically powerful family?
Fans of Gerald Lund everywhere will enjoy The Freedom Factor, a gripping novel of courage and love that goes to the heart of the political strategem and maneuvers of present-day Washington, D.C.
Each of these has been a companion as our family traveled and dad would read out loud as mom drove. The values were tremendous, the excitement non-stop and the romance was tolerable to pre-teen boys : )
Now if they would only be released in audio format to enjoy all over again, and again!