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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.


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.

Latest Gallup Survey Results on Obama

A new Gallup survey sheds some light on how Americans perceive President Obama, and it may not be what the Democrats want to hear.

Here are some of the results from the poll:

  1. Less than half of Americans feel that the President share their values.
  2. 56% of Americans believe that the President cannot manage government effectively.
  3. The majority of Americans don’t believe he can get things done.
  4. A whopping 62% of Americans do not think President Obama has a clear plan for solving the country’s problems.
  5. 60% do not believe he works well with both parties in Washington.
  6. The majority of Americans feel that he puts his political interests ahead of the country’s interests.

Congressional approval is down to about 11-15% and dropping:



Now – What are going to do about it?

When will America Wake Up!


WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Muramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he refused to wear a flag lapel pin and did so only after a public outcry, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood with his hands over his groin area for the playing of the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco- a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist /Communists, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Carol Browner, a well-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said didn’t matter.

– he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions, and individuals that got him elected, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said didn’t matter.

WHEN – he finally completed his transformation of America into a Socialist State, people woke up— but it was too late.

Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. Before you disavow this do an Internet search. The last paragraph alone is not yet cast in stone. You and I will write that paragraph.
Will it read as above or will it be a happier ending for most of America?

Don’t just belittle the opposition. Search for the truth. We all need to pull together or watch the demise of a free democratic society. We need to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE. Our biggest enemy is not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran. Our biggest enemy is our complacent selves. The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

Question….will you delete this, or pass it on to others who don‘t know about Obama’s actions and plans for the USA , so that they may know how to vote in November, 2014 and the ensuing years?

It’s your decision. I believe it does matter.

Freedom in Christ

Some years ago a prison is Argentina was experiencing a massive revival, with many of the prisoners there coming to the Lord. This wasn’t a normal prison. This prison contained some  of the worst of the worst in Argentina – the worst of the murderers, rapists, and such. I knew a pastor friend who decided to go down to visit the prison with a group of pastors. As they entered the prison, one of the men came up and shook his hand with a classic greeting from the prisoner I still remember, “I’m not in prison, you are.”

True freedom can only be given by Christ.

If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed John 8:36 NKJV

It is through the life, death, and resurrection of Christ that we gain true freedom. It isn’t just a behavioral change, this is an identity change.

Remember that the enemy, The Thief, wants to steal this freedom from you. Any movement toward freedom and life, any movement toward God or others, will be opposed. Marriage, beauty, rest – the Thief wants it all. So, it becomes the devil’s business to keep the Christian’s spirit imprisoned. He knows that as the believing and justified, the Christian has been raised up out of the grave of his sins and trespasses. From that point on, Satan works that much harder to keep us bound and gagged, actually imprisoned in our own grave clothes. He knows that if we continue in this kind of bondage. . . we are not much better off than when we were spiritually dead. (A.W. Tozer, edited)

In America today, someone is trying to steal your freedom.

  • Last November, during the elections, leading IRS agents tried to hassle the Portland pastors and their lawyers in an effort to scare and intimate the local churches.They were trying to control the pastor’s messages going into our election.
  • In Missouri, the federal government is trying to force pastors to get permits if they wish to baptize in creeks.
  • In the public schools now, the government is force-feeding a science of lies and an American history of lies to your children.
  • In the summer of 2012, the Administration denied permission for the churches to celebrate in a local park. They had been doing it there for years.

All of these are denial of our freedoms, a violation of the Constitution, and illegal.

The real culprit is Satan himself, trying to hold you bondage to your old self. That self is a corpse. Why bind yourself to a corpse? Live free in Christ!!!

Carl is a researcher, writer, speaker based in Portland, Oregon. He has authored many books and available for speaking engagements. Order his latest book “Beyond Illusion” directly from this website or enjoy the Kindle version on Amazon.

I Have a Dream – more

dreamMore on King and that famous speech fifty years ago this week. That speech was more profound than most of us realize. It wasn’t “just” about the blacks and their freedom. Look at the first sentence.

“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation”.

That speech was about freedom – your freedom, my freedom. Something those founding fathers fought and died for. Something we all have lost in America. I enjoyed reading in TIME the response of Malala Yousafzn to King’s speech. She was the young Pakistani activist that was shot because of her support for women’s education.

“I, too, have a dream. My dream is to see every child with a book and pencil. I dream that every woman in the world will be treated with dignity and equality.”

What is your dream? What is your passion? Your burden?
I will tell you my dream.

  • I dream that my pastor can speak God’s word to us from the pulpit with having the IRS goonies breathing down his back, as they did last November going into that election ( and as those goonies did with many other pastors in Portland).
  • I dream of public parks that are open and the freedom to assemble in them instead of closing them, as the federal government did to a nearby park in Vancouver a year ago when the churches wanted to assemble there (as they had been doing year after year.)
  • I dream that public school teachers can read to the kids again from the Bible. A right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. (see http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/25/justice-department-tries-to-block-louisiana-school-voucher-program/?test=latestnews)
  • I dream that those we elect to represent us in Washington will read and honor the Constitution, as they swear to do when beginning to represent us and as they are called the Constitution to do, which they no longer honor now.
  • I dream that Americans will become more intelligent and elect people that support freedom instead of the ones there now who, for the most part, are binding us to immoral actions and destroying the Constitution or either they are acting as geldings, devoid of any ability to lead.
  • I dream of being a part of a business that has the freedom to choose who they hire based on the core values and talents of their employees.
  • I dream of leaders in our country that we can follow instead of greedy politicians that manipulate the country’s agenda and murder babies with your tax money and set up death panels for the elderly and call it “health care”.
  • I dream of an economic and political system where half your income no longer goes to a government that doesn’t work and tries to behavioral control the citizens.
  • I dream of a government that doesn’t throw our hard-earned tax money to Islamic radicals that have no consciousness of American values.
  • I dream of an America where the leaders believe the family is the most important institution in America and chooses to support the family and family core values (see 1 Corinthians 6.9-10).

What is your dream, your burden? Are you acting on that today?
Please forgive us God, for throwing away what those early founders fought and died for. Help us, again, to stand up and fight for those.

Notes: To hear the speech as Dr. King gave it that  day, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs. Awesome to hear his voice with that speech.

A printed version was published in Portland’s Oregonian on 8/25/2013. A printed annotated copy is available online at http://www.oregonlive.com/living/index.ssf/2013/08/martin_luther_kings_i_have_a_d.html.

Carl is a researcher, writer, speaker based in Portland, Oregon. He has authored many books and available for speaking engagements. Order his latest book “Beyond Illusion” directly from this website or enjoy the Kindle version on Amazon.

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Why Are People Leaving California?

leaving californiaQuite a message I got at my church Sunday. We were challenged without restraint to stand up for what we believed in even as our basic freedoms are being challenged by those who are failing to lead. The pastor’s message was cryptic at times, much like John’s message in Revelation, but the words were shear prophecy. His text was Acts 13:1-12. In verses 13.3-4 we see the nature of the mission. In 13:5 we see the manner of presentation. In the same verse the authority is defined (2 sources). In verses 6-8 you see the nature f the opposition.  Then you see the intervention of the Holy Spirit (13:9), how he dealt with the opposition (13:8-11) and the result (1:12).   Everything there is available to the Church today. Nothing is really changed for the Church today.

I also just got a letter from my senator,  a leader in the senate. He implied he has to follow the President and party. I’ve got to write back. For heaven’s sale, this is not a democracy. It’s a Constitutional Republic and he has to follow the Constitution. If you need to change that, the Constitution defines how to do that. Neither he. the President, or Congress can change that. Hatfield knew that. What about my senator?

You really want to know where the majority stands? Check the Uhaul rates for moving from Pasadena to Portland. Now check the rates to move from Portland to Pasadena. It will cost you two to three times as much to move away from California to Portland than moving from Portland to Pasadena. Same thing if  move from Pasadena to Austin, TX or vice versa. Why is that? Supply and demand. Most people move away from California that to California by a large, large factor. Go figure. Better figure quickly, as we vote next year.

Some years ago I was in Washington, D.C and lunched with a lady who had just lost her job as executive secretary for a leading senator. The senator had just lost an election and was devastated. He didn’t see it coming. He didn’t know where to go from that, as he had no skills in any other area. The lady I lunched with had plenty of skills. She would do fine. Point made. Gotta write my senator again…

Time for the Christians to Stand for what They believe in!











New York Times: No credibility in Administration

New book quotes Bill Clinton: Obama is incompetent – an amateur.

Associated Press demolishes the Administration in one Brutal Piece

Hollywood leaving Obama

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America committing suicide?

Law based on polls and what man feels is right in his own eyes
will always end up justifying evil as good and good as evil.
~ Bryant Wright

Marriage and the Supreme CourtInfo on marriage decision: http://creatingnewworlds.org/2013/03/24/traditional-marriage-under-attack/