Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Christian Books

 eBay - Profiting With Books By Janette Oke

Author: Gary Hendrickson











Janette Oke is a Christian writer whose books about life, love, values and faith have a huge following among women today. Each of her Christian books for adults falls into one of six different series she wrote. These are:

  • Women Of The West
  • Love Comes Softly
  • Canadian West Saga
  • Season Of The Heart
  • A Prairie Legacy
  • Song Of Acadia (the books in this series were written with T. Davis Dunn)

While they show up at FOL and AAUW book sales, they are most often found at garage sales. They won't find them at every garage or yard sale you visit, but spend a morning on the yard sale circuit and you should come home with several of her book and not have paid more than $.50 for any of them.

You will find a lot of these on eBay but nearly all are sold as single titles and that's a big mistake. In order to make the cash register ring for you with her books you should buy them individually or in groups, hold them until you have a complete series, and then sell the series as one auction.

All information and pricing is for soft-cover editions which are by far the most common.

Here's a list of the books that make up each series:

Women Of The West Series (12 books)

  • The Calling Of Emily Evans *
  • Julia's Last Hope
  • A Woman Named Damarus
  • Roses For Mama *
  • They Called Her Mrs. Doc
  • Measure Of A Heart
  • A Bride For Donnigan
  • Heart Of The Wilderness *
  • The Bluebird and The Sparrow *
  • A Gown Of Spanish Lace *
  • Too Long A Stranger
  • Dreams Of Change *

* These six titles were re-written, with the same titles, for young girls (age 10 - 14) and published as the Janette Oke Classics For Girls Series. When buying these six titles be sure to check which series the book actually belongs to.

I've never found the Classics For Girls series to be a big seller and pass them up when I see them. You can try them if you'd like to though.

Love Comes Softly Series (8 books)

  • Love Comes Softly
  • Loves Enduring Promise
  • Loves Long Journey
  • Loves Abiding Joy
  • Loves Unending Legacy
  • Loves Unfolding Dream
  • Love Takes Wing
  • Love Finds A Home

Canada West Series (6 books)

  • When Calls The Heart
  • When Breaks The Dawn
  • When Comes The Spring
  • When Hope Springs New
  • Beyond The Gathering Storm
  • When Tomorrow Comes

Season Of The Heart Series (4 books)

  • Springs Gentle Promise
  • Once Upon A Summer
  • Winds Of Autumn
  • Winter Is Not Forever

A Prairie Legacy Series (4 books)

  • The Tender Years
  • A Searching Heart
  • A Quiet Strength
  • Like Gold Refined

Song Of Acadia Series (5 books)

  • The Meeting Place
  • The Sacred Shore
  • The Birthright
  • The Distant Beacon
  • The Beloved Land

This last series continues under the name Heirs Of Acadia, but Janette Oke was no longer one of the authors and it isn't nearly as popular. It's the Janette Oke name that sells these books.

Mrs. Oke also wrote a series of 12 early readers for children called Janette Oke's Animal Friends Series. It's also a good seller when sold as a complete series. It's made up of the following titles:

  • The Impatient Turtle
  • The Prodigal Cat
  • Spunky's Dairy
  • This Little Pig
  • New Kid In Town
  • Ducktails
  • Prairie Dog Town
  • Trouble In A Fur Coat
  • Maury Had A Little Lamb
  • Pordy's Prickly Problem
  • A Cote Of Many Colors
  • Who's New At The Zoo

Here's some pricing information for each series from the last several months. The prices shown are the averages each series sold for.

  • Women Of The West - $36.78
  • Love Comes Softly - $42.17
  • Canadian West Saga - $13.19
  • Season Of The Heart - $12.03
  • A Prairie Legacy - $14.38
  • Song Of Acadia - $37.14
  • Animal Friends - $38.63

As you can see some series are more popular than others, but as long as you don't spend more then .50 each per book you will make money with any of them. Just list complete series, start them at $9.95 and let the bidders run them up.

Each of these series was also sold as a boxed set. If you find a set with it's box it will usually add a premium to the the final price.

Gary Hendrickson has been making his living selling on eBay for more than six years. He's the author of two eBay related ebooks, has a blog for eBay sellers, and is the owner of ColdItems.Com. Did you find this article helpful? If so, this is the kind of information you will find each week inside Gary's ColdItems.Com.

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 Experiences With Angels

Author: Bruce Cook











All of my life I had heard, read and sang about angels, not really giving a lot of thought to or about them. Just before my mother passed away in August of 1984 she told me of her wonderful experience of a visit from an angel. After talking with Mom there was no doubt in either of our minds that this was a real experience, Mom passed away shortly after that.

Recently I have wondered how many times in my life have I been unknowingly in the presence of, protected by or attended to by one or more angels.

At once I was drawn back to Korea and the beginning of the winter of 1951. We were well north of the 38th parallel, and the summer had been very hot, well over a hundred degrees at times. We knew that the winter could get from thirty to sixty degrees below zero. But God gave us wonderful bodies that can adapt to situations, more so than I ever imagined.

Let me give you a little background on my physical condition. I went to Fort Knox weighing two hundred and thirty-five pounds. At 6' 1" I was in pretty good physical condition because of playing a lot of sports, working out and physical labor. The weather was very cold during basic training and at times we were training in as much as nineteen below zero weather. At the end of my basic training I weighed two hundred fifteen pounds. After a ten-day furlough I was flown to Japan, then to Korea to join my outfit, the 185th Combat Engineers, for the spring offense. That evening we were trapped behind enemy lines. By early winter I weighed one hundred and ninety pounds.

In late fall or early winter a supply of winter clothing was sent to us, but as the clothing made its way up to my outfit, soldiers were supplying themselves. The only thing that I received to wear that would fit me was a sweater and a pair of glove shells for my hands. As winter came on, my body was able to adapt quite a bit to the cold except for some frostbite on my fingers.

One cold day I was near a road when I heard a jeep coming, I went to the road and was standing there when a Lieutenant pulled up driving a jeep. He stopped by me and asked, soldier where is your winter clothing? I told him that there wasn't anything I could wear by the time the clothing had reached my outfit. He told me to get in the jeep, and he took me back to several different Headquarters Companies. At each stop he got me something to wear. When he was finished I had a complete outfit consisting of snowpac boots, winter parka, gloves, hat and even new socks. The Lieutenant drove me back to the same place that he had picked me up and dropped me off. He said "good luck soldier" and drove off. For some reason there weren't any names mentioned except Lieutenant and soldier. I have never forgotten that day.

Later when I was home and able to reflect on it, I asked myself several questions about the event that I can't answer.

A few of the questions are as follows:

Did God send an angel to attend and help me?

Did God just send another soldier to help me?

Where did he come from?

Why was an officer driving his own jeep?

How did he know where to go for each piece of clothing?

Why did he drive off going further north into enemy territory?

Why weren't there any names exchanged?

Fifty years later I wish that I had asked him some of these questions or maybe I wasn't supposed to.

More articles from Bruce Cook can be found at http://www.avidchristian.com which contains Christian music and book reviews, articles and other Christian products.

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 God Already Has Your Ice Cream Cone

Author: John Tyler












I recently sat with a friend, Jeremy, and his three-year-old son, Jeremiah, at a local restaurant.

Jeremy and I had already finished eating and were talking about the Rockets as Jeremiah paid close attention to everything in the restaurant but the meat on his plate.

Dad kept reminding the child that he still needed to finish his lunch. Each time Jeremy spoke to him, Jeremiah would briefly return to his food, but after a small bite he'd go back to playing with the salt shaker or giggling with the child seated behind him.

Finally, dad spoke what seemed to be the magic words: "Jeremiah, if you don't finish that meat, I'm not going to buy you an ice cream cone."

The meat suddenly became the most important item in the room.

Jeremiah would take a bite or two and stay focused until he seemingly forgot what his dad had just spoken to him. Three minutes later, with half his lunch still uneaten, Jeremiah's attention returned to the hustle and bustle of his environment.

Frustrated but determined, Jeremy went to the counter and got his son an ice cream cone, which sat melting on the table in front of him until every bite of the meat had disappeared from the youngster's plate.

"That's how I see you," God's still small voice spoke very clearly inside of me.

Perplexed, I looked at this cute little kid with melted ice cream smeared all over his face and dripping down the front of his t-shirt. And I realized, in amazement, that God had just used this child and his dad to illustrate a very important point to me.

Our heavenly daddy is no different! He has given us a book of promises and they all sit on the table. Our ice cream cone sits before us, waiting for the moment in which we have done what he has required, feeding on his word and nourishing ourselves so he can gleefully give us the treat we've been so eagerly waiting for.

Our Father is gracious and giving by nature. Jesus said it this way: "If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" (Matt. 7:11)

At times, aren't we just like Jeremiah? How often has God placed his goodness before us, and staying focused and persevering becomes such a challenge we can't see the answered prayer that is literally right within our grasp?

Paul recognized that staying focused on the desired outcome would empower us to stay faithful to the course. "Let us not grow weary in doing good," he wrote, "for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Gal. 6:9).

We know that the only way Jesus got through the misery of the cross was to focus on the end result. Hebrews 12:2 tells us that "for the joy set before him he endured the cross."

Sometimes we just need to keep our eyes on the prize.

The answer to our prayer and the fulfillment of our deepest dreams and longings are all available to us, once we stay focused on the task at hand, get nourished and grow. Then, he promises to pour out his goodness in a manner that is greater than we can ask or imagine.

We have to finish our meat! Sometimes we may not feel hungry anymore. Sometimes the cares of life will distract us. Sometimes the lies of the enemy will replace the promises God has provided us in his word.

The author of Hebrews wrote, "We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised" (Heb. 6:12).

Keep in mind, if we do our part and stay focused and obedient, his word cannot fail.

For Jeremiah that day, it was an ice cream cone. What are the desires of your heart today?

Lift up your hands and praise the Living God. He's placed them on the table before you.


About the Author

John Tyler is a Houston-based writer and public relations professional who publishes an online column on Christian living. Be Transformed! Vist http://www.JohnTylerMinistries.com

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