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"There are no natural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural. We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance."

Dr. Edgar Mitchell
Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot

Books currently published or in progress include:
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The Apostles of Apollo
Reflections of the Moon
Beef Stew for Cops
A Year of Promise
Coming Home
Odds Against Chance
La Historia de Cristo
The Seamless Bible
The Seamless Gospel

The Apostles of Apollo by Carol Mersch THE APOSTLES OF APOLLO (2009)
The Journey of the Bible to the Moon and the Untold Stories of American Astronauts

By Carol Mersch

When NASA scientist and Chaplain John Stout accepted a position in the Apollo program at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, he said he would stay for one year—no more.

All that changed on January 27, 1967, when Apollo 1 astronaut Ed White II died with his crewmates in a flash fire on the launch pad. Reverend Stout, a chaplain to many of the astronauts, had grown close to White and knew the young astronaut planned to carry a Bible to the moon.

Stout vowed to stay on and see White’s dream fulfilled. However, undertaking a religious endeavor in the midst of a government space program was not an easy task. Among his obstacles was a lawsuit launched by renowned atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair against NASA to prevent religious acts in space. It fell to Stout and the Apollo Prayer League to find a way.

The result was an extraordinary drama that unfolded behind the scenes as Stout and the astronauts undertook to land the first Bible on the moon.

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"I was struck with the overwhelming reality that the universe had a plan, had direction, had harmony, was structured and organized and moved with the thought of God, and not a lifeless, inanimate machine on which we are accidental passengers."

- Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 lunar module pilot

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Reflections of the Moon by Apolllo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

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REFLECTIONS OF THE MOON (Previously THE SPACE LESS TRAVELED)
Retrospections on Earth, Mankind and War
By Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

Compiled by Carol Mersch 

 

A collection of insights on earth, love, conflict, and hope from the archives of the extraordinary and controversial Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell. On January 31, 1971 Mitchell embarked on a journey into outer space that resulted in his becoming the sixth man to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 14 mission was NASA’s third manned lunar landing. As he hurtled earthward through the abyss between the two worlds, Mitchell became engulfed by a profound sensation—a sense of universal connectedness. He intuitively sensed that his presence and that of the planet in the window were all part of a deliberate universal process—and that the glittering cosmos itself was somehow conscious. The experience was so overwhelming, that Mitchell knew that his life would never be the same.

His perspectives of life on earth, the useless ravages of war, and our individual the power to make a difference have changed little since his historic walk on another planet. You will find in these pages poignant introspections, profound insights, and harsh observations from a voyager who has journeyed beyond the ordinary reaches of space and mind.

Mitchell passed away February 4, 2016, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his Apollo 14 moon mission.  Reflections has been updated to include quotations obtained since his passing.

 

"As tiny as our physical bodies are on the scale of the universe, our minds can reach out to become one with all that is."

- Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

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Beef Stew for Cops
BEEF STEW FOR COPS ( and those who know one)
Stories for the Soul from the Line of Duty

An inspirational slice of life by Police/Fire Chaplain, Reverend Danny Lynchard

 

Beef Stew for Cops is a collection of short stories gleaned from actual events reported by chaplains, police officers, firemen, and paramedics. Some make you laugh, some make you cry, but most of all they lift you to a higher power.

 

(Complete 2004)

 

 

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  • Over 50 short stories that are sure to capture the hearts and minds of any reader – whether in law enforcement or an everyday citizen.
  • Each story concludes with uplifting devotional words of inspiration and solace that speak directly to the specific, leading the reader to a higher plain of thought. Endorsement by high-level officials in law enforcement and the national law enforcement chaplaincy are sure to get the attention and encourage readership by associated personnel across the country.
  • Stories written in everyday language to appeal to everyone from the guy on the beat….to the guy on the street.
  • Prayers, Biblical quotes, and “silver bullet’s offer thoughts to carry through the day. Each story offers tools for others who face similar crises, whether in the line of duty or in everyday life.

"Skillfully written, definitely written from the hand and heart of someone who has been there, Reverend Lynchard’s ”Above The Law” offers a unique perspective into the trauma and crisis faced by those behind the badge – yet allows for a new perspective from the Mighty Counselor and a healing touch right from the Master’s hand."


Rev., Dr. Charles Lorrain
Executive Director, International Association of Police Chaplaincy

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A YEAR OF PROMISE
365 Days of Inspiration to Guide Your Day & Guide Your Way

A compilation by Carol Mersch & Sherry L. Jackson

A devotional and journal that opens the doorway to each day with ringing words of inspiration from thirteen religious leaders inviting you to join them in a walk through your day—365 days of the year.

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A Year of Promise gives you the opportunity to connect the dots of your life, capturing your thoughts for each day and carrying them forward to learn what your heart is telling you in a seamless diary of your thoughts throughout the year.

Your life is a living biography in which you animate to others the very essence of your being. If no one else ever writes a book about your life, you, through journaling in A Year of Promise, can give the world a snapshot of the life you lived while passing through this world. This devotional-journal is good for each year, every year.

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The Story of ChristLA HISTORIA DE CRISTO: Un viaje a través de la más grande historia alguna vez revelada. El Nuevo Testamento en Orden Cronológico
[THE STORY OF CHRIST:  A Journey Through the Greatest Story Ever Told The New Testament in Chronological Order]

A relaxed modern Spanish translation of the New Testament arranged in a seamless chronological order. The growing Hispanic population in the U.S. and other countries has created a focus on the need for products in the Spanish language and, more specifically, in a modern vernacular. La Historia de Cristo seeks to fill thats niche by offering a flowing, easy-to-read presentation of the entire New Testament, blending the many stories of his disciples together into one seamless story—offering one continuous read of the journey of Christ and his Apostles that unfolds like a novel.

While preserving each and every detail of the original text, the careful blending together of like stories offers a single fluid narrative of the entire New Testament that allows the reader to walk alongside Christ in the evens of his life as he lived them.

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COMING HOME
For Those Who Serve and Those Who Wait
A Devotional Journal for armed forces personnel, their families, and those pray for their return.

ELM HILL BOOKS, A DIVISION OF THOMAS NELSON, 2005
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An inspirational book for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan -- and for their families back home. The Revs. Danny Lynchard, head of the Tulsa Police/Fire Chaplaincy Corps, and Emile Hawkins, Oklahoma Air National Guard chaplain and pastor of Liberty World Outreach Church, collaborated on the book, Coming Home. The book contains short devotions, Scripture and letters written during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the Iraq war. The book contains short devotions, Scripture and letters written during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the Iraq war.

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The Seamless Bible
The Events of the New Testament in Chronological Order

Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN 0-7684-2231-0


DESTINY IMAGE PUBLISHERS 1-800-627-2651
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The Seamless Bible is a refreshing new presentation of the King James New
Testament developed by recasting the Gospels and Letters into their chronological sequence of occurrence -- creating a single thread of events that weave many stories into one.

Through a simple ordered presentation of Christ's journey, this book unfolds new meaning to events as they are placed in the context of time and order. It provides a valuable source of enlightenment for readers, both old and new, who are seeking a fuller understanding of the Scripture in the rich context of Jesus' life as he lived it. This understanding is best gleaned by following the actual sequence of events, from His birth to His death and resurrection -- and the events that followed as the Apostles continued His work. It contains many new and valuable features for today's reader:

  • A new edition of the King James New Testament in chronological order, preserved in every detail and presented in a seamless narrative format
  • The Gospels interwoven in a continuous connected story that weaves many stories into one as we walk in the footsteps of Christ
  • The Acts and Letters recast to continue and complete the story in the lives of the Apostles and those who came after Him
  • Archaic, outdated words carefully researched and replaced with modern-day language
  • Beloved passages inset in the margins
  • Old Testament quotations marked in italics
  • A book for today's reader that enables the layperson to read with fresh insight and simplicity the greatest story ever told

The simplicity and seamless flow of this book will have special appeal to the modern reader, as well as offering an excellent resource for Bible study and class instruction. It provides a source of immense strength and inspiration through following in the footsteps of Christ. You will find The Seamless Bible one of the most powerful and purest harmonies of the New Testament ever crafted.

"The compilation of these New Testament stories, put in chronological order, is very well done. I trust people who never pick up a Bible will read 'The Seamless Bible' and be blessed."

Oral Roberts, 2004

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THE SEAMLESS GOSPELS
The Events of the Gospels in Chronological Order

DESTINY IMAGE PUBLISHERS 1-800-627-2651 or
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The Seamless Gospels is a refreshing new presentation of the King James New Testament developed by blending and recasting the Gospels in their chronological sequence of occurrence -- creating a single thread of events that weave many stories into one.

The Seamless Gospels is an except of the Gospels portion of The Seamless Bible, offering an interwoven chronological presentation of the Gospels, weaving the many accounts of Jesus’ life into one seamless story. (Destiny Image, 2005)

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DVD - Reflections of the Moon by Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar MitchellReflections of the Moon (Watch Now)
Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell's compelling commentary on life after space. Compiled by Carol Mersch

On January 31 1971, Navy Capt Dr. Edgar Mitchell embarked on a journey into outer space that resulted in his becoming the sixth man to walk on the Moon. The Apollo 14 mission was NASA's third manned lunar landing. This historic journey ended safely nine days later on February 9, 1971. It was an audacious time in the history of mankind. For Mitchell, however, the most extraordinary journey was yet to come. As he hurtled earthward through the abyss between the two worlds, Mitchell became engulfed by a profound sensation-a sense of universal connectedness. The experience was so overwhelming, that Mitchell knew that his life would never be the same. Scientist, test pilot, naval officer, astronaut, entrepreneur, author, and lecturer, Dr. Mitchell's extraordinary career personifies humankind's eternal thrust to widen its horizons as well as its inner soul. Hear his description of the historic journey and the events of his life after.

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Odds Against Chance, compiled by Carol MerschODDS AGAINST CHANCE
We are limited in the body only by what we believe about ourselves.

An Apollo astronaut finds the human spirit may be capable of far more than we imagine

We can quantify so much of the universe—from DNA to deep space. We can tell you when the dinosaurs died or what causes a nuclear reaction, or what causes a magnet to pull towards true north, or why a redhead has red hair, or how to make tomatoes last longer on the vine. But we can’t tell you what causes love. We can’t tell you whether there’s a God. We can’t explain why things which have a miniscule chance in the billions to one of happening, so often happen anyway, just when we need them to.

In 1971, Navy Capt. Dr. Edgar Mitchell, a PhD from MIT with a reported IQ of 180, brought Apollo 14 home with a cargo bay full of moon rocks as the sixth man to have ever walked on the moon. And along with that he brought and a theory so pervasive that it just might change the way we look at ourselves and mankind forever. In the apparent randomness of everyday events, Mitchell believes certain situations imbue the mind with enough power to effect outcomes that are a million-to-one odds against chance of ever happening otherwise.

"We are limited in the body....only by what we believe about ourselves."

- Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

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