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

FireDancer - A step of faith

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.

 

Excerpts from “Breaking Light: Birth of a Hero”

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Here are some excerpts from the first volume of the”Breaking Light” novel series by Carl. This first book of the series is shipping from Amazon.com. Enjoy these excerpts Thanks to everyone who has helped me on this. Enjoy in Paperback or Kindle.

 

 

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

Founding Fathers

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.

President Signs for Pay Increases with Fiscal Cliff Looming

Ah, the life of the public servant, eating from the trough.

The elites and hypocrites leading by example. It was recently reported the average net worth of elected Senate, House and Presidency, $SEVEN MILLION.

Throw Them All Out” by Peter Schweizer shows how politicians and their friends get rich off insider stock tips, land deals, and cronyism that would send the rest of us to prison. .

Obama rasises salaries

Obama Raises Salaries (public domain photo)

President Barack Obama’s newest executive order ends the pay freeze on federal employees. Some federal workers will get a raise, including Vice President Joe Biden. The order was signed by the President before resolving the Fiscal Crisis. without a Federal Budget in place, and without making spending cuts to accommodate the increase cost to the taxpayer.

Biden will earn $231,900 beginning March 2013, a roughly $6,000 jump from the previous year, The Weekly Standard reports, citing official disclosure forms.
Members of the House and Senate will also get a small pay increase of $900 as annual compensation for members of Congress will jump to $174,900 in 2013.

President Obama’s executive order lays out the new pay schedule:
federal salaries

They may be small pay increases, but there is a fiscal crisis with Obama and Congress currently trying to avoid going over the so-called “fiscal cliff”. Meanwhile, Americans are tightening their belts and preparing for potentially higher taxes.

This sends a message to Americans and the world that Obama thinks they are doing a good job. Even Congress doesn’t believe this.

For more info, see With ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Looming, Guess Who Obama Is Giving Raises to….

Here is what Isaiah said about Israel’s Irresponsible leaders:

All you beasts of the field, come to devour,
All you beasts in the forest.
His watchmen are blind,
They are all ignorant;
They are all dumb dogs,
They cannot bark;
Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Yes, they are greedy dogs
Which never have enough.
And they are shepherds
Who cannot understand;
They all look to their own way,
Every one for his own gain,
From his own territory.
“Come,” one says, “I will bring wine,
And we will fill ourselves with intoxicating drink;
Tomorrow will be as today,
And much more abundant.
Isa 56:9-12 NKJV

Sounds like he is talking to America, doesn’t it?

Vanderbilt University Boots a Christian Group

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Medical School Entrance - author: Dansan4444

Vanderbilt University has been getting a LOT of bad publicity lately on their decision to shut down a Christian small group of students that has been meeting on the campus. Citing a “separation of church and state” as the reason (the college is not even a government school), The university is illegally violating the principle of free speech that is part of the foundation of our Constitution.

I had a chance this weekend to talk with two of the medical students from Vanderblit, one of which was home for the holidays in Portland. The group has continued to meet and now meets off-campus. This is extremely bad publicity for the University. Poor educational leadersh8ip for the students.

At the same time in Washington our Dorky president is using your tax dollars to rebuild mosques in the Middle East and sending 20 F-16 military jets to Egypt, who has a Constitution based on the Shariah.

This post is not copyrighted – share it as you will on Facebook, Twitter, or your own blog and website. Write the University. Also let your Congressional representatives know about this and the other dorky stuff going on in Congress and by the President. Impeach, fire, and jail if they can’t follow the Constitution.

Your Goverrnment (Congress, Obama, etc.) is Stealing from You

 

I don’t know about your Bible; but in my Bible Exodus 20:15 says:
“You Shall Not Steal”
It’s one of the Ten Commandments; yet a judge can’t post them in his office. You know why? The government does a lot of stealing; and it would embarrass people like Congresspeople, the President, and the rest of that gang.

Stealing is defined as taking property unjustly that belongs to another, usually by violence, theft, fraud, deception, or destruction of value (Ex. 21:35,36). This assumes you have private property rights (Deut. 19:14, 27:17).

Therefore, no government can make stealing lawful (1 Kings 21; Hos 5:10).

For this reason we have just weights and measures defined (Deut. 25:13-16; Micah 6:10,11).

“The Office of Weights and Measures promotes uniformity in U.S.
weights and measures laws, regulations, and standards to
achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace.
This enhances consumer confidence, enables U.S. businesses to
compete fairly at home and abroad, and strengthens the U.S.
economy.”
http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/index.cfm

The kilogram standardFor this reason:

  • A kilogram standard weight is kept under a glass jar to define the standard weight (see photo).
  • A meter is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum
    in 1/299792458 of a second
  • And the American dollar was defined as 371¼ gr. (0.8485 oz.) pure silver

Assuming you hold the dollar value constant and let that kilogram float, the almost 1 oz. of silver is now only .031 oz., or you have redefined 1 lb to be 1/2 oz. Someone has been stealing from you.

Some years ago I would occasionally see dollars that were “gold certificates” – I could take them to the bank and get the gold they represented. No more. The paper dollar is just that, and is only worth what it buys in the market. As a result, the banks and financial institutions can manipulate it at will and then pay Congress and other government officials to look the other way. And the economy collapses because there is no standard to hold them accountable. Here’s another way to look at it:

 

Year

Cost
Then

Item Gold (oz.) Today in today’s dollars
1913 $5 2 loaves of bread, 4 qts of milk, and a doz. eggs ~1/4 oz. gold at $21/oz. 1/4 oz. $425
1913 $600 model T Model T ~29 oz. gold $49,300 in 2012

 

It is time to hold our elected officials accountable for their misdeeds and greed. Changing from Obama to Romney won’t do it enough. (As I write this, Romney (pre-election) is traveling in London raising funds from rather unscrupulous leaders in the financial market manipulation.) YOU have to stand up and tell whoever is there and is responsible that we want change and demand it. You have to get above the noise and take a stand.

 

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Ending the Deficit from Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 – before computers, e-mail,
cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
or less to become the law of the land – all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will
have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed
around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

  1. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no
    pay when they’re out of office.

  2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
    Security.

    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the
    Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into
    the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the
    American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

  3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
    Americans do.
  4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
    Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
  5. Congress loses their current health care system and
    participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
    American people.
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void
    effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
    contract with Congressmen/women.

    Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in
    Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers
    envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their
    term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will
only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive
the message. Don’t you think it’s time?

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
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