A legal thriller

A Pastor's Pit

How can a pastor be indicted and tried for the “crime” of preaching from the Bible? A pastor in Oregon is indicted and tried for the crime of “religious hate speech” because his Biblical sermons were offensive to some. His best friend from high school is a Texas attorney and agrees to represent him through the twists and turns of trial and his appeals to the US Supreme Court where the constitutional issue of religious liberty is addressed by the high court. This case presents the threat to people of all religious faiths that their religious rights are at risk.

The threat to religious liberty is very real and whether those rights will be protected will be decided by a 5-4 decision of the US Supreme Court. The threat and consequences to Pastor Preston, his family and his church could cost him everything. How can one minute a man be considered a loving, caring husband, father and pastor that is known for serving food to the homeless on Thanksgiving and in the next moment have his world turned upside down as a hater?

The Reviews are in…

“Judge Sparkman through faith and intellect and wisdom in the faith has spun a story that is real life captured in the court room drama and the pastors pulpit and the Supreme Court. Captivating from the beginning by the story telling it reveals what may be true sooner than we think.”

Bob Osburn
A Texas Trial Lawyer

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2021-01-28T17:21:39+00:00

Bob Osburn
A Texas Trial Lawyer

“Judge Sparkman through faith and intellect and wisdom in the faith has spun a story that is real life captured in the court room drama and the pastors pulpit and the Supreme Court. Captivating from the beginning by the story telling it reveals what may be true sooner than we think.”
“At a time when religious liberty battles are raging across America, I am grateful Judge Sparkman is not only producing a story of fiction to capture your imagination, but one focused around the crucial battle of our day.”

Kelly Shackleford
President/CEO, First Liberty Institute

Judge Roy Sparkman
2021-01-28T16:32:52+00:00

Kelly Shackleford
President/CEO, First Liberty Institute

“At a time when religious liberty battles are raging across America, I am grateful Judge Sparkman is not only producing a story of fiction to capture your imagination, but one focused around the crucial battle of our day.”
"Is the religious liberty upon which this nation was formed slipping away? For an intelligent, compelling, thought-provoking examination of the topic, I strongly urge you to pick up A Pastor’s Pit — it’s wonderful storytelling, but also so much more."

Jim Alkon, Book Trib Review

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2021-06-25T16:38:14+00:00

Jim Alkon, Book Trib Review

"Is the religious liberty upon which this nation was formed slipping away? For an intelligent, compelling, thought-provoking examination of the topic, I strongly urge you to pick up A Pastor’s Pit — it’s wonderful storytelling, but also so much more."
“Our churches have been protected as part of our religious heritage.  But in his intriguing novel “A Pastor’s Pit”, my friend Judge Roy Sparkman paints a realistic scenario in which that freedom to preach God’s Word could be quickly lost.  This book is a must-read for those who cherish religious liberties—and also enjoy a fascinating story!”

 

Dr. Robert Jeffress
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas

Judge Roy Sparkman
2021-01-28T16:32:24+00:00

 

Dr. Robert Jeffress
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas

“Our churches have been protected as part of our religious heritage.  But in his intriguing novel “A Pastor’s Pit”, my friend Judge Roy Sparkman paints a realistic scenario in which that freedom to preach God’s Word could be quickly lost.  This book is a must-read for those who cherish religious liberties—and also enjoy a fascinating story!”
"I have been following religious liberty issues for a number of years and A Pastor's Pit clearly presents the next realistic attack on those freedoms. Those who cherish our religious freedoms must read Judge Sparkman's book to prepare for that attack! A great read!"

Bobby Albert
Author of 3 books including The Freedom Paradox; President of Values-Driven Leadership, LLC

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2021-01-28T17:19:47+00:00

Bobby Albert
Author of 3 books including The Freedom Paradox; President of Values-Driven Leadership, LLC

"I have been following religious liberty issues for a number of years and A Pastor's Pit clearly presents the next realistic attack on those freedoms. Those who cherish our religious freedoms must read Judge Sparkman's book to prepare for that attack! A great read!"
“While my friend Judge Roy Sparkman’s new book is a work of fiction it has been beaten out on the anvil of personal experience from his years on the judicial bench. His words are prophetic and a clear warning for all of us who hold our religious liberties near and dear.  Read it...and reap!”

O.S. Hawkins PhD
Author of the best-selling Code Series of devotionals including the Joshua Code and the Jesus Code.

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2021-01-28T16:34:07+00:00

O.S. Hawkins PhD
Author of the best-selling Code Series of devotionals including the Joshua Code and the Jesus Code.

“While my friend Judge Roy Sparkman’s new book is a work of fiction it has been beaten out on the anvil of personal experience from his years on the judicial bench. His words are prophetic and a clear warning for all of us who hold our religious liberties near and dear.  Read it...and reap!”
“I strongly recommend A Pastor’s Pit for anyone who values our constitutional right of religious liberty!”

Dr. William S. Spears
Founder and CEO, Cenergistic LLC

Judge Roy Sparkman
2021-01-28T17:22:08+00:00

Dr. William S. Spears
Founder and CEO, Cenergistic LLC

“I strongly recommend A Pastor’s Pit for anyone who values our constitutional right of religious liberty!”
“As a legislator, I loved reading A Pastor’s Pit as it showed vividly the interplay between words in legislation, judgements in a courtroom and their combined impact on the lives of real people. It was an engaging read that captures the very real problems faced by anyone who stands on religious principles in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christianity. I highly recommend this great read for anyone who needs to be reminded of the importance of religious liberty and free speech to Christians.”

James B. Frank 
State Representative, HD69 Texas

Judge Roy Sparkman
2021-01-28T16:34:57+00:00

James B. Frank 
State Representative, HD69 Texas

“As a legislator, I loved reading A Pastor’s Pit as it showed vividly the interplay between words in legislation, judgements in a courtroom and their combined impact on the lives of real people. It was an engaging read that captures the very real problems faced by anyone who stands on religious principles in a world that is increasingly hostile to Christianity. I highly recommend this great read for anyone who needs to be reminded of the importance of religious liberty and free speech to Christians.”
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