Excerpts 2nd book “Breaking Light: Healing of the Hearts”

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Here are some excerpts from the second volume of the”Breaking Light” novel series by Carl. This second book of the series is not shipping yet, but continues in development with work often starting early the morning. Enjoy these excerpts Thanks to everyone who has helped me on this. Writing this story has been more fun than any book I’ve done. These excerpts have not passed the final edit.

 

Breaking Light – Birth of a Hero (Book1)

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As America finds itself hurtling toward a major election in 2032, the country finds itself trapped in divisions, multiple demonic forces, and corruption. No white knight has emerged to bring unity in the election of the next President. Out of this rubble a small church deep in the Cascade wilderness of the The American Northwest leads the nation and plays a major role in destroying a network of dark forces to move a strong Christian leader to the new Presidency almost overnight. This  first book of this Breaking Light series, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero, ends in November of 2032, as Mark Pearson celebrates with this wilderness church and others the win of the country’s Presidency.

This wilderness church, Sunodia, uses an online network of secure computers with church leaders across the world, called The Phoenix, to do most of their communications ministry. This Phoenix name refers both to their small core group as well as their larger electronic network of seriously committed churches. This network is calling the nation to repentance and the transformation of America.

Order the first book in the series now from Amazon or get info at: http://creatingnewworlds.org/breaking-light-the-birth-of-a-hero/

 

 

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero – Excerpt

 

aragorn300After the dinner, Mark stood again. “…Years ago as a child I remember growing up in the Northwest. I remember sitting in my mother’s lap by the fireplace as she read to me out of a children’s Bible. She read about some real heroes that were unbelievable. There was Moses, Daniel, Elijah, Jonathan. Remember Jonathan? Those Israelites were small in number, and the thousands of Philistines with iron weapons were camped to defeat them. Saul and Jonathan were the only Israelites with swords, and Saul was asleep under a pomegranate tree. Jonathan got up that night and, with his armor-bearer, said ‘Let’s get ‘em.’ They killed 20 in a few minutes time and ended up routing the entire Philistine army. Love those stories—and the heroes.”

“Later my mother took me to meetings where I met some real heroes, leaders in the eyes of my mother, and with them she challenged me. One day she gave me my own Bible. In it, the words of Jesus were in red. ‘I thought,’ I told her, ‘that what Jesus did was more important than what he said.’ She told me I was right. ‘Then,’ I asked, ‘why don’t they make a Bible with what Jesus did in red?’”

“She smiled and gently replied. ‘You are right, but they don’t make Bibles that way. When Jesus lives in your heart as Savior and Lord, your hands become the hands of Jesus.’”

“‘I want that.’ I told my mother. And she led me to the Lord.”

“Some day, when my life story is written, I pray my works might be seen as those of Christ and, in that sense, ‘in red.’”

“We each have our dreams. For each of us, the temptress calls, like the singing siren, and lulls us from taking any conscious action. We tend to avoid the pain of rejection, doubt, and disappointment and have numbed ourselves from the epic story of a life fully lived to which God calls us. To sleep through your dreams is to choose a life of restless nights and unfulfilled passions. I applaud the work of this small group that now challenges every one of us and yes, even the sleeping church. God’s invitation to each of us is to seize the divine, or kairos moments, which are found in the needs of other people’s lives and to speak that moment into them, to encourage them to take hold of their own epic story, even as you take hold of your own moment.”

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Book 1, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero is already out and and can be ordered from Amazon.com:

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero (PB)- $11.00 by Carl Townsend More information (“fiction”)
First book in a fictional novel series about a small church committed to restoring America.
copyright 2015, Carl Townsend

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Carl Townsend / Transforming America / Biography

CarlCarl has been deeply involved with city transformation for over thirty years. During much of the early part of this he worked directly with Portland leadership providing technical tools and support leading up the famous Billy Graham Crusade of 1992. Inexpensive technical tools were almost non-existent then, but with what we had we successfully created a database of the 1800+ local churches (harvest force database) the city leaders used it to network pastors for massive prayer summits at the coast. The prayers and crusade led to a Church growth in the area of 8-10% a year for awhile in the most unchurched area of our country. Since then Carl has helped other cities internationally begin what is now called spiritual mapping. In the Nehemiah biblical narrative, Nehemiah’s friends had been spiritually mapping Jerusalem and brought the results to Nehemiah. This initiated Nehemiah’s burden and the rebirth of Jerusalem.

Carl has also followed the research of George Otis, Jr. , who has identified and documented hundreds of places in the world where the Spirit of God has intersected with corruption, poverty, prostitution, drugs and greed and has seen these places experience total transformation in multiple ways simultaneously: political, economic, spiritual, business, educational, agricultural, and more. From the research of Otis, leaders began to understand the factors that were common to each transformation. Carl’s seen and heard stories that you would not believe even if I shared them here.

Carl has gone to Singapore, India, London, as well as several American cities, one after another to explore the hearts and lives of others longing for transformation, the intimacy with God than Man lost shortly after creation but still available today to those that seek Him.

In a 1989 trip to England to speak and then planned to go to Switzerland for some R&R, Carl contracted Gillian Barre Syndrome while in England that physically destroyed his peripheral neural system. The destruction was so intensive he was told by his doctors he would never walk again. A little over a year later after a few miracles he walked again. Within only a few months his wife contracted leukemia, and he soon lost her. Carl returned to England a few years afterwards to speak at another conference, taking his pastor with him this time.While there, Carl met a young man who have traveled all night from Germany to talk with him. Carl remembers his question:

“What is the most important advice,” he asked, “you can give me about going into this spiritual mapping?”

Without even blinking, Carl answered his question.

“Be very sure you have a good team of prayer warriors praying for you. The Enemy knows spiritual mapping is very strategic and will do anything to stop you.”

Carl has authored over forty books, with four of these on the transformation process. He is also available for speaking or consulting.

“Carl is a man who hears what the Spirit is saying and places the poetry of that message for the reader to hear for himself”
Bettie P. Mitchell, Founder and former International Executive Director,Good Samaritan Ministries

 

Favorite Movie: The Illusionist (starring Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti)

Favorite Singer: Katherine Jenkins

Favorite Song:Love Never Dies” by Andrew Lloyd Weber from the Opera by the same name – as sung by Katherine Jenkins.

Favorite Book(s): After the Bible, The Sacred Romance and Wild at Heart, both by John Eldredge.

Favorite Hero: Jesus Christ

Favorite Quote: The hands of the King are the hands of a healer. And so shall the rightful king be known“, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Ioreth

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Restoring America -Carl Townsend

“Paralysis (masquerading as “confusion”) haunts every man when a looming decision will require a lot of us.”
John Eldredge

Restoring America

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I want to see American restored. Like Nehemiah, I share a deep pain for my country (America) that has lost its way – no visioon, no passion, no leadership, no freedom, and no security. It hurts. There is a deep, deep burden there to see the America again for which those early forefathers bought with, sometimes, their lives.

In this lostness I see two churches. One is a church that tries to adapt to a dying culture and paradigm. This church, as in Germany before World War II, is experiencing a slow death in America. The members hardly recognize their dying and they continue to do what they’ve always done as the nation continues to fall, trying to adept to a failing culture. This is the cultural church.

The other is the confessional church. This Church sees there is a war, a spiritual war. They move to the front line, risking everything. Like Nehemiah, they take on the burden, the pain. We see Nehemiah praying and fasting for 40 days, asking God to forgive him and the nation. In World War II Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a part of this Church.

So I asked God what this meant for me.

I felt led to begin a multi-book Christian fictional novel that shows a path to national rebirth.

The story follows the strategies identified by George Otis (see his Informed Intercession: Transforming Your Community Through Spiritual Mapping and Strategic Prayer) where Otis found total transformation (spiritual, political, economic, healing, agricultural) had already started in certain cities and regions. The key components that were always there in each story included persevering leadership, fervent, united prayer, and often power encounters, diagnostic research and spiritual mapping. The basic problem today lies not with a particular person or political party, but rather is spiritual. There is a real war going on, and God calls you to be a part of it.

I started by defining some aspects of this story in the novel. In the first book of the series, the leadership is established.

The story is positive, uplifting, and exciting. You see hope and faith. The bad guys don’t stand a chance. God is in charge and this Church is committed to God’s authority.

  • The story has mystery, adventure, romance, risk, suspense.
  • It’s a heart story. Lots of hearts, romance, and love.
  • It is a VERY positive story full of hope and faith. The bad guys are out of the WH and Congress by the end of the first book. From that there is a lot of healing to do.
  • The conflict is real. We almost lose our protagonists at times. The actions of the bad guys, however, don’t dominate the story line. The story is driven from the characters and their relationships.
  • The story is biblically-based.
  • The plot line and story is believable. It is built from the stories of what God has done in my life and the lives of others. Sure, there are miracles, but no magic hat tricks.
  • Lots of music. Music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain. Book 2, in particular, has even more than Book 1. Dancers as well. It is no accident that Psalms is the longest book in the Bible.
  • There is overt and some direct evangelism in the story.
  • The story is highly mythic. The story begins with a lone young man striking out on a desolate wilderness trail to find a spiritual community he has heard about. The wilderness is not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual. In the second chapter there is a mist, a river, and more. All are mythic symbols. At the beginning our young man is frustrated, unable to change anything from his cultural church. In the second chapter he is frustrated, lost in a mist (another symbol), and has fallen on the ground and lying in the trail. He can hear the river (another symbol) and struggles to find the water he needs. It is at this point he meets the confessional Church.

You see all of these in Book 1. An early copy of my first chapter is online and free here. (The map in the chapter can be blown up on the PC using Shift-Ctrl buttons on the keyboard & mouse), the entire book is at Amazon.com. I’m working on Book 2 now. It is really fun.

Get involved – Let’s restore America

Book 1, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero is already out and and can be ordered from Amazon.com:

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero (PB)- $11.00 by Carl Townsend More information (“fiction”)
First book in a fictional novel series about what happens in America when then the Nehemiah strategies are applied.

Read the First Chapter Free

Here is Carl’s book on the Nehemiah story:

Beyond Illusion: Leading from Reality – $18.86 by Carl Townsend (PB) (Non-fiction)
Carl in this book tells the story of Nehemiah. The nation was without vision, passion, or security.. Sounds like America today! He turned the nation completely around in 52 days. At the same time he faced internal and external warfare.

 What”s Next?

Carl is hard at work on Book 2 in the Breaking Light series. The working title is Breaking Light: The Healing of the Hearts. Don’t expect a lot of political games as the new President begins his term. He is far, far more interested in seeing healing and being a catalyst for healing. Lots more music. The President is shifting leadership to the people and making the government smaller and less visible. Also you will discover the back story of the first book made visible in Book 2.

Desperate to Restore America – Carl Townsend

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians   3:14

Restoring America

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In the movie The Man from Snowy River, Jim Craig (Tom Burlinson) makes that incredible ride over the cliff. Tom did the stunt himself (as well as the other stunts in the movie), without having ridden horses much before. In the movie, the rugged ranch-hands and mountain men are chasing the brumbies, to which Harrison’s prize stallion has escaped. A brumby is an Australia term for a wild, free-roaming horse, especially  one descended from runway stock.

You watch as the experienced mountain men  chase the brumbies all over the mountain using a wild, but  objective strategy (“Go at them from the jump,” Harrison has told them.). Finally you watch these mountain men stop abruptly at the top of a cliff as the brumbies go over the cliff almost straight down to a deep valley below. The mountain men stare helplessly at the brumbies far below with no way to reach them. Then they hear the hoof-beats of a horse at full-speed gallop behind them. Parting, they see Jim and his horse continuing at full gallop through them and over the cliff. There is the determined look of authority and faith in his face as he takes the risk.

What you see next is Jim (Tom Burlinson) taking the horse (Denny) straight down the face of the cliff at full gallop in a single, long movie take. I watched this in a theater and my stomach went to my throat.

Just like Jim and those horses, God is also wild. Look at your Bible and the stories there. Sarah was 90 when she bore the child of promise. Moses was 80 when he led a nation to freedom with a series of miracles. There was David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lion’s Den, a virgin that gave birth, and a man that rose from the dead. Pretty wild stories. There is no limit on what God can do.

God created you in His image. That means you are wild. In what way do you see you see yourself as free roaming and wild? Just like that horse Jim was on. We are supposed, however, to run under  the control of our Creator – God. In this analogy, you are the wild stallion and God holds the reins. The problem, to quote C.S. Lewis, is that most men see themselves as geldings, emasculated, and (as the gelding), unable to birth anything.  Yet Christ told us we can do everything He was doing and more in His name. This binding we tend to live under is an illusion from Satan himself. In what way do you see yourself in this war for your heart today?

Stand up, speak out, and act to protect your freedoms. My novel (which you can order from Amazon below) shows how a small church, with God’s help, can turn the nation around.

Get involved – Let’s restore America

Book 1, Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero is already out and and can be ordered from Amazon.com:

Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero (PB)- $11.00 by Carl Townsend More information (“fiction”)
First book in a fictional novel series about what happens in America when the Nehemiah strategies are applied and Transformation occurs. The story is driven by characters who have a vision and dream of restoring America and drive the changes from that.

Read the First Chapter Free

Beyond Illusion: Leading from Reality

“For the revelation [vision] awaits an appointed time ,it speaks [as to kindle a fire] of the end [the Karios moment]. Though it linger, wait for it.it will certainly come and will not delay.” Hab. 2:3

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Look at the Nehemiah story.  Those guys doing the spiritual mapping of Jerusalem were reporting to Nehemiah that there was no vision, no passion, no security, no leadership and that those chosen people there were in disgrace. Is that a picture of America today? So here this one man goes in and turns that completely around in 52 days. Really? Remember this “one man” first spent four months in prayer and fasting. For what was Nehemiah praying? There is no wall mentioned in that first chapter of Nehemiah. He wasn’t praying for a wall. For what was he praying?

Carl’s book. Beyond Illusion: Leading from Reality, speaks into this change. Take a look at the Table of Contents, then order your copy from Amazon.com.

 

 

Chiristmas Letter- 2014 Carl Townsend

Christmas 2014 - Carl Townsend

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Carl Townsend
8325 SW Mohawk, #48
Tualatin, OR 97062

December 19, 2014

Greetings!

Merry Christmas from my heart to yours!

They say as you get older, things become less important at Christmas and friends become dearer. That must be true, for I place much value of the friends I have, particularly on new ones I’ve met this year that as well as the ones I remember who have gone on to Glory. In addition to friends, I am thankful for health, that my mind still works, my church, that God & I have a growing intimacy and He’s still using me, and that I can live in the beautiful Northwest.

“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9

Last Christmas I shared that I had started the writing of another book Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero. The book came out last July out and is now selling on Amazon. The remarkable thing is thing is that for the first time this cost me nothing but my time. Once I authored the book with my word processor and friends edited it, I could do the publishing part (setting up the master camera-ready copy in electronic form) and then do a print-on-demand with Amazon. Amazon does the distribution, selling, and some level of marketing for me both as with this as an e-book and paperback. The royalties to me are higher, as a lot of the middle guys (agent, publisher, etc.) are eliminated.

The battle

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The book is the “fictional” story of a small church in the Northwest wilderness committed to turning America back to God. As with the early outreach of the Christian church, it gets very dangerous for the adventurers. As with most novelists, fhe characters at times seem to be projections of real people.

I also have a very  special thanks for my editors as well as the professional photographer that helped with the cover. They are all a rich blessing. Thanks also to the couple that loaned me the use of their beach condo for some of the final editing. I’ve kept the book price at a low $10 until the end of the year. You can sample the cover, first chapter, and sample quotations from the book using the menu at: http://creatingnewworlds.org/2014/08/06/breaking-light-birth-of-a-hero/

Enjoy!  Lots of free stuff on that web page. You can also do some scanning by clicking the book icon on Amazon. Finally, the book is also available on Kindle as well as paperback. At the present time, I’m working on a sequel to the book. The working title of the sequel is Breaking Light: Reconciliation, Book 2. I don’t expect it out until much later in 2015.

 Interesting Web Addresses
– fun stuff:

(Don’t type the links in – click them by going to this: The Christmas letter on http://creatingnewworlds.org/2014/12/20/christmas-letter-2014-carl-townsend/ )

http://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/current Free newsletter from Hillsdale College. This is the latest issue and discusses the last November election. Subscribe for free and have issues mailed to you. Or read the latest issue or back issues from the menu here. The web site also has many speeches of famous people available at no cost as well as intensive online classes that are free. The college is not linked to any government program, which means speakers can speak their mind, the classes use factual material, and the printed newsletter is their own.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Hear+Anthony+Hopkins+Waltz+Firts+Time&Form=VQFRVP#view= detail&mid=874671A3C01980A3A727874671A3C01980A3A727
Sir. Anthony Hopkins wrote this waltz 50 years ago. Watch as he hears it for the first time since he wrote it!

http://www.creatingnewworlds.org Carl’s own ministry website.

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/the-pulse/46229-8-clear-signs-of-a-compromising-church 8 Clear Signs of a Compromising Church.

Prayer Requests

  • Marketing of Breaking Light Birth of a Hero. This is primarily done though my ministry web site at http://www.creatingnewworlds.org. Google recently changed the rules on how they rank web sites on results. I have a copy the new rules and am trying to make them work.
  • The authoring of Breaking Light: Reconciliation (Book 2)
  • The financial base to keep going with the book series. My main computer went down a few days ago. I’m working on a laptop that was gifted to me at the moment. Probably April or May before main computer is repaired.

In His Love,

Carl

Healing of the Hearts – Sample Chapter book 2

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Healing of the Hearts