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Drawn

Synopsis

The Drawn settings in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Texas, tell the story of Eva Meriwether, an intuitive young woman whose childhood has been burned from memory by the break up of her family after a massive fire. Years later, when she awakens from a vivid dream, her perceptions change, and she sees evil stalking her as a terrifying wolf. Eva returns to the creature’s origin in her hometown, and en route, survives a freakish accident with signs of the wolf. Purging the beast from her mind becomes an obsession, but instead, it enters her waking hours. The creature reveals its coming destruction of mankind, unless she can revive in her dormant art, what only she can see—how to stop the wolf.

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A Conversation with Beth about Drawn

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What people are saying about Drawn…

Drawn by Beth Fowler is a page turner! Through Eva’s eyes and amazing research, it is possible to see how downtown Austin could resemble the landmarks of Jerusalem! I moved to Austin in 1978 and have visited Jerusalem many times since 1974, yet never put the two together, until now.”  —Jim Innes, photographer, Innes International Images

“You’ll never look at the State Capitol the same way again. A riveting eschatological thriller you can’t put down until the final revelation! —Liz Bremond, founder, Tuesday Night Time-Out Ministry

Drawn really appeals to my imagination. The visuals don’t just tell a story, but compose a canvas full of emotion and meaning.” —Debbie Kizer, executive director, Imagine Art

Drawn takes many genres—action thriller, historical novel, romance story, science fantasy and almost murder mystery to name a few—and puts them in an intriguing spicy paella that wins first place for taste on this reader’s artistic palette!” —John Boyle, past executive director, Pebble Project

Drawn reached me in a way no other book has. The ending—with the chapters getting shorter and shorter —is absolutely thrilling. I had to put down the book and think about what I’d read for awhile before I could talk to anyone.”  —Jim Goodson, editor, St. Andrew’s Cross, publishing men’s ministries of the Episcopal and Anglican Churches

“This book is really important. I didn’t want it to end and think it will be widely read.”

—Ann Beaty, former associate pastor, Tarrytown United Methodist Church

“Eerie…mysterious…an original and surprising first novel.” —Henry Mills, director, Walker Percy Project

“The wolf is evil that can creep in…pulling what seems to be a happy, normal surface…into darkness. A wonderfully crafted novel…frightening and full of suspense.” —Becky Heiser, M.D. Anderson Board of Visitors & Children’s Art Project

“I find myself staying up until 2am, saying, ‘One more chapter, one more chapter!’…love it!” —Misty Fisher, past board member, Texas Circuit of Writers and Poets

“Writing that entices and shakes the imagination…The historical patina makes me think…and bends the surreal into real.” —Jeff Cohen, executive director, Austin History Center Association

“The wind soothing Eva’s lips…and what she sees…that’s how I want to be.” —Lexann Van Osdol, freelance stylist, Scott Van Osdol Photography

“A book of intriguing ideas…carrying them must feel like the title…pulled and exhausting.” —Jena Stubbs, Waterloo Press

“So much variety…anyone will find something they like in Drawn… I’m giving copies as gifts to friends.” —Alice Oakley, founder, Foster Angels of South Texas Foundation

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The Spirit of Missions

Synopsis

A beautiful and informative look at the spread of early Texas and Austin churches. St. David’s Church in downtown Austin stands as a national historic landmark and a reminder of reconciliation. The Spirit of Missions contains over three hundred photographs, many dating from the Republic of Texas. Publication was funded by a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation and a sponsorship from St. David’s Hospital. Research copies of The Spirit of Missions are available at the Austin History Center and the National Archives of the Episcopal Church located in Austin.

What people say…

“The history of St. David’s is important because the congregation is one with early Texas beginnings. The church survived the Civil War and its divisive forces, World War II and its impact upon American society, and vast social changes in a culture in which religious institutions have been under stress. Historians and socioligists of religion will find these materials valuable.”

—George L. McGonigle, chair, St. David’s Church Sesquicentennial

“A veritable encyclopedia of colorful artifacts, narration, and picturesque exhibition that captures the story of St. David’s and reflects the character and determination of its peoples across generations.”

—Henry P. Mills, director, Walker Percy Project

The Spirit of Missions is an incredible witness to the quiet power of a single Episcopal congregation committed to loving God and people.”

—Keith Miller, author of Taste of New Wine and The Secret Life of the Soul.


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Could You Love Me Like My God?

Synopsis

Although God speaks in mysterious ways, divine love is constant. When you raise your sights to explore the joys of the highest form of love, our hearts soar with this collection of simple yet profound contemplations—based on the Psalms.

What people say…

Could You Love Me Like My God? is a tenderhearted look at the nature of the Father’s love. Beth Fowler’s simple, straightforward questions reflect God’s heart for his people in a way that even a child can understand.”

—Dr. Ed Young, pastor of Second Baptist Church, Houston

“A book for everyone who calls God, Father. His mercy is unquestionable. His guidance is undeniable. And His love is unchangeable. Life doesn’t get any better than this!”

—Larry Jones, founder of FEED THE CHILDREN, International Ministry

“The simple, beautiful, profound questions presented in Could You Love Me Like My God? are those which each of us should ponder in every relationship we have. Beth Fowler has taken time to help us see God anew.”

—Laurie Beth Jones, author of Jesus, CEO, and The Path


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Could You Love Me Like My Cat?

Synopsis

Anyone who’s ever had a cat knows that a cat’s love is subtle but true, and just maybe they’re here to show us how to love a soft, cuddly way. The essence of this affection is captured in warm, whimsical thoughts collected for you to share with those you love.

What if someone did any of these with you…

Could you touch me gently whenever you walk by?

Could you melt into my arms?

Could you have nine lives and want to spend all of them with me?

(Insert the individual Cat book pages from assets, and if not the Cat book, we can scan mine)


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Could You Love Me Like My Dog?

Synopsis

Anyone who’s ever had a dog knows dogs give unconditional love, and just maybe they’re here to show us how to love. The essence of this devotion is captured here in a heartwarming, whimsical collection to share with those you love.

How would it feel if someone actually acted on these requests…

Could you smother me with kisses each time I enter the room, even though I’ve only been gone for thirty seconds?

Could you forgive anything and never hold a grudge, especially when it’s my fault?

Could you be the same little puppy inside, even when you’re old and gray?


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Could You Love Me Like My Dog?

Synopsis

Most of us know that if the unconditional love dogs give us ever walked into our lives on two legs, we’d be the happiest people on earth.

Afterword

When I first self-published Could You Love Me Like My Dog? a clergyman at a booksigning mentioned that a particular phrase in Scripture suggested how we are to love God. He translated an ancient Greek verb with a nuance that meant we are to love God—”as a dog kisses the hand of its Master.”

This example of devotion led me on a path similar to a dog following a trail. At the end of the trail was my Master’s heart. The endless depths of divine love drew such gratitude, that with the Psalms as inspiration, I wrote Could You Love Me Like My God?