by: Cheryl Rogers
Few are revered as much as Abraham Lincoln. His body went to 11 cities on its way to burial in Springfield. His body moved 17 times before it finally was buried under several layers of concrete. Even now, 148 years after his death, he is frequently the topic of movies and books.
Have you ever wondered what he would think about all this? As we celebrate Presidents’ Day, and remember his 204th birthday Feb. 12, we can muse a bit about that.
A short ebook, Together Again, gives our 16th president the platform. In the ebook, Lincoln — affectionately known as Honest Abe — is pretty clear: He doesn’t want to be given credit for what God did.
“ ‘It’s not like I singlehandedly put the nation back together again. I wasn’t even there anymore! I died!’ ” exclaims Lincoln, who was fatally shot on Good Friday, 1865. He died the next day.
The plot of Together Again revolves around a strange dream in which Lincoln is talking to God. Ever the statesman, Lincoln convinces God to have someone write an ebook for this generation with stories about how things really were.
A 17-year-old soon-to-be college history major, also named Abe, has the dream. When he starts school, and is assigned a term paper on an important American historical figure, he’s convinced God is calling him!
The modern Abe embarks on a study of Lincoln’s life only to discover he has more in common with Lincoln that his first name. Lincoln also had a girlfriend named Ann — he lost her to typhoid and went on to wed Mary Todd. The modern Abe had decided to ditch his girl because he’d probably marry her too early.
“Together Again packs a power message about superheroes for this generation of teens,” says author Cheryl Rogers, the publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine. “Readers learn to cherish love, but that no one should ever be a wedge between God and man.”
A former newspaper reporter, Rogers writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages to share her faith. This is her first Christian young adult romance, as well as her first story for history buffs. In honor Presidents’ Day, it’s free for a limited time at Smashwords using the coupon code XK93X. It also is available at Amazon, the New Christian Books Online Store and other online retailers for 99 cents or less.
Rogers recently launched the Bible Camp Mystery series for young adults featuring a group of 10- to 16-year-old campers who head for adventure in the Florida backwoods. The first in the series, Lost in the Woods: A Bible Camp Mystery, involves the disappearance of 13-year-old Zack in the middle of the night. Readers learn the biblical path to salvation as well as the importance of obedience and prayer.
She plans to release a workbook edition of her short story collection, Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, later this month. Just Like Jonah Wail Tales Workbook is aimed at those who teach biblical principles to 10- to 14-year-olds – that includes parents and grandparents, Sunday school teachers, youth group and Bible Club leaders. The workbook include eight short stories, two more than the original collection, plus discussion questions and related Scriptures.
Cheryl Rogers publishes the New Christian Book Online Magazine, which publicizes kingdom building books with book announcements and excerpts. She writes fiction and nonfiction for all ages to share her faith.