JOURNEY TO JUDAH, Book One in the Born for India trilogy
Could love await her, even in India?
Maggie Osteder's given up hope of finding a man who shares her love for India. So while her friends plan dream weddings, she follows her heart, fulfilling a ten-year dream of becoming a career missionary. "Don't lose heart. Stay focused on serving, and God will take care of the rest," her mother always tells her. Yet upon arrival in Chennai, a fellow missionary makes a comment that strikes to Maggie's heart - that her ministry will be more effective if she's married. And her newfound friend says she has the perfect match: the new doctor, Gavin Munsfield.
But Maggie isn't so sure she's ready to open her heart...especially to a man who seems to be struggling with his own issues.
"I loved this book. It is such an easy read and kept my interest from the first paragraph. Such great reminders of God's faithfulness and I love the questions at the end of the book that allow you to go back and think aobut the theme of the book and God's faithfulness throughout." -TF, Virginia
"This was my first adventure in the genre and I loved it. I finished it in no time flat. It is a wonderfully written love story weaved in and out of India. I am excited to read the next installment." -SS, South Africa
"I could not put this book down, and I would get so anxious when I didn't have time to read it for a few days. I learned a little more about India and their culture. It was a great story about entrusting God with everything. I really got wrapped up in this love story and I love happy endings!" -DJ, Virginia
"A beautiful story. I loved the prayer that Maggie's mom prayed for her daughter's husband. This story also contained many scriptures and bits of wisdom. It powerfully illustrated God's love and leading. I definitely became part of the story and I look forward to reading more of the series. This is a moving story that I hope countless people will read and enjoy." -LL, Tennessee
"This is a well-written book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Even though it is a love story, even men I know who are not readers couldn't put the book down! It is a great reminder of God's care and faithfulness to us as we are faithful to Him." -RW, India
"Wait upon the LORD! Always remember you when I hear that...looking forward for the rest of series." -SO, India
"I am enjoying Journey to Judah. What excites me is the thoughts that Eileen pens down that the character goes through which reflects the Christian way to look at things, many of which I don't see it because I am unschooling many years of worldly wisdom." -ST, India
One brother's dark secret. Another brother's scorn.
Will family ties be strong enough to bind two wounded hearts, once the secret is revealed?
The poignant tale of a Christian man's struggle with homosexuality--and the healing of brothers, long divided.
Newlyweds, Gavin and Maggie Munsfield, return to care for the sick and wounded at The Oasis Compound in Chennai, India, which is still suffering from the recent tsunami. Gavin's brother, Tim, a successful landscape architect, joins them for the clean-up and rebuilding of the Compound. But Tim harbors a dark past that threatens to destroy his relationship with his brother...and a promising new love.
"Effectively captures the dilemma of a Christian man coming to grips with the conflict between his sexual attraction struggle and his genuine trust and faith in God." -Dr. Bill Consiglio, Homosexual No More
"Lovingly and expertly done. Full of hope. I'll forever see people through different eyes." -Elisabeth Hewitt Bantz, Secrets of the Heart series
"Eileen Hinkle Rife puts her life experience, knowledge and wisdom into intriguing, thought provoking, edge-of-seat-biting, heart warming novels in this series. Pick this one up! You won't regret it!" -MK, Georgia
"If I could give this book more stars I would. A compelling story with an irresistible message. My heart was deeply moved, discovering answers to hidden questions of my own that I had not even been able to put into words yet. I was swept along from despair to brilliant hope in this beautifully woven tale." -ER, Canada
A couple in crisis.
A child taken captive.
Life in Chennai, India, is complicated. While Maggie and Gavin Munsfield adjust to a new baby, missionary friends, Dan and Yvonne Pratt, experience the heartbreak of infertility and miscarriage. When their lives intersect with a young girl caught up in the horrors of sex trafficking, each of them will receive a precious gift. But will they find it in their hearts to accept an outcome so different than what they expected and hoped for?
PRAISE FOR CHOSEN ONES
"Eileen Rife has highlighted what may be the worst human rights violation of the 21st century--human trafficking. As part of an organization that is working to stop child prostitution, I have seen countless real-life cases just as tragic as this story Eileen has told in her novel. Change the name, age, city, and country, and you have the story of millions of children who are trapped in a life of abuse. Eileen paints a tragic but true picture of a victim of forced prostitution, but also gives hope in telling of the dedicated men and women who risk their lives daily to rescue these children. I pray that all who read this book might be moved not just to tears, but to action. 'Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people' (Psalm 82:4)." - Barbara Everett, Director, Destiny Rescue USA, Inc.
"Injustice. Prostitution. Sex trafficking. The brutal realities of 12.3 million people enslaved worldwide. In her new book, Chosen Ones, Eileen Rife provides a shocking portrait of a tragic and real life crime in order to bring hope and healing to those who suffer from sexual abuse." - Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the nearly 50,000 member American Association of Christian Counselors
"Eileen Hinkle Rife has placed human faces, good and evil, on one of the world's great social tragedies - human slavery. Her 'can't put it down' informative story brings tears of defeat and victory. May the heightened awareness she brings stimulate action." -Dr. Dave Peterson, Strength from Psalm 23
"Another gripping story by Eileen Rife, which kept me engrossed by her vivid word pictures and skillful dealing of difficult issues - barrenness, miscarriage, and human trafficking. I am forever changed by this emotionally tragic story of sexual slavery. The discussion questions at the end of the book make it an excellent choice for group study." -Betty Robertson, Changing Places, A Christian's Guide to Caring for Aging Parents
"Chosen Ones captures the flavor of India - the sweetness of life on the missionary compound, and the foulness of men preying on the poor and defenseless - as Yvonne shelters a runaway who has escaped slavery only to have her stolen away again. 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves...' Proverbs 31:8 says, and author Eileen Rife has done just that in book three of her series. I recommend it." -Betty Anne Bantz, Secrets of the Heart series
A middle-aged mom wants the life back in her marriage. A teen from the projects just wants a life.Could they be the answer to each other’s dream?
Mave Robertson, a recent empty nester, wants the fire back in her marriage, but her husband, Jerry, remains aloof. Is he having an affair? A midlife crisis? When a neighbor suggests she “get a life,” Mave accepts the challenge and volunteers at an inner-city teen ministry where she is thrown into a culture of drugs, gangs, and unwed teen moms. She soon discovers someone she can help, but might he also be the cure for both her stale marriage and her crumbling relationship with her father?
Dareece Jackson, a teen from the projects, wants something in Mave's purse . . . and he'll stop at nothing to get it.
A poignant story of middle age, surprising friendships, and unexpected places.
“Gently unfolds the truth that sometimes, the best is yet to come, from unexpected people, and places, and hearts.”
—Sandra Byrd, author of To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn
Transcends race and reaches the extremes—from suburbia to the ghetto, from guilt over a loved one’s murder to a marriage gone dull. With a dash of humor for balance, Second Chance will speak to your heart, no matter your station in life.”
—April W. Gardner, author of the Creek Country Saga; Sr. Editor of the literary site, Clash of the Titles
“Refreshing and thought-provoking.”
—Jennifer Slattery of Novel Reviews and Clash of the Titles
“Transports readers into the worlds of two very diverse characters. With laughter, tears, and sighs, you’ll enjoy every turn of the page.”
—Fay Lamb, author of Because of Me, Treble Heart Books