The Carpenter – Sue Searles
5300 words Christian
When the main character finally reaches the end of himself, he has a life-changing encounter with Jesus, who gives his life fresh meaning and purpose.
Morose and miserable. Dismal and discontented. All wrapped up in self-pity and tied with a bow of bitterness. Not quite the outlook you would expect from a former successful businessman, but that’s what happens when life throws you a curveball. I’d had everything a man could want: wealth, a beautiful house, a loving family. I hadn’t counted on old age robbing me of everything, including my self-respect. Having lost all enjoyment of life, gloom and misery had become my faithful companions. I’d given up living a long time ago. And to make it worse, nobody cared.
The Voyage – Sue Searles
6850 words Christian
An entertaining story about a man who meets a very personal God in a way that he would never have expected! His Creator comes down to his level and gives him a fresh lease on life.
“Picture it. The vacation of a lifetime where you are completely surrounded by a magnificent expanse of liquid turquoise-blue, the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Come and experience it on board The Majestic, the perfect get-away for those who feel trapped in the frenetic metropolis of life.” The travel brochure sure had painted an idyllic picture, one that I had been burning with anticipation to experience for some time now. It was time to face facts: I needed this trip more than anybody. Besides, no-one in their right mind could refuse such an offer. And now here I was, scarcely able to believe that the day had finally arrived.