Faced with disappointment, abuse, and an unexpected pregnancy, two teenage girls are on the run from their parents, future … and God. Will someone pull them from their pit before it’s too late?
"Sarah slipped into her pit because of everything going on with her dad. Chelsea’s in her pit of being pregnant at age sixteen because of the criminal actions of her coach. How did we get here? But more importantly, how can we help get them out?"
– Kathy Glassman in “The Kids’ Pit”
“I haven’t murdered anyone, or stolen money, or used drugs... But she said I’m about to be indicted. Why? What can I do?”
– Pastor Preston in A Pastor’s Pit
The Kids’ Pit
Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Sarah and Chelsea, best friends in high school, find themselves in seemingly overwhelming circumstances. Sarah’s friends have abandoned her due to the constant media attention following her father’s conviction of criminal hate speech. Chelsea’s soccer coach has demolished her happy teenage world. They both must get away – they can’t stay in their homes with all the problems they have! They want nothing to do with God or their parents. Can they survive life on the run as two teenagers with no street skills? Can God provide people and a way to bring them back to Him and their families?
This sequel to “The Pastor’s Pit” is a thrilling tale of forgiving incomprehensible wrongs, overcoming adversity, and helping hurting people find a path back to God and family.
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.
About the Author
Judge Roy Sparkman
Judge Roy Sparkman was a District Judge in Texas and tried many felony (including capital murder), civil and family law cases. As a practicing attorney, Judge Sparkman had his interest in religious liberty peaked when he represented a pastor that was subpoenaed as a witness for a deposition and trial testimony based upon that pastor’s sermon attacking books in the children’s section of the public library as being contrary to the Bible. Judge Sparkman’s legal background including religious liberty issues was combined with his religious background as having served as a deacon in his local church, and also on the national level as an Executive Committee Officer for the Southern Baptist Convention. Judge Sparkman was also a Director and member of the Executive Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Judge Sparkman previously served 12 years as a Trustee (Board Member) for the Wichita Falls TX School District (including serving as President for 7 years).
President/CEO, First Liberty Institute
Dr. William S. Spears
Founder and CEO, Cenergistic LLC
Dr. Robert Jeffress
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas
Author of 3 books including The Freedom Paradox; President of Values-Driven Leadership, LLC
Jim Alkon, Book Trib Review
O.S. Hawkins PhD
Author of the best-selling Code Series of devotionals including the Joshua Code and the Jesus Code.
A Texas Trial Lawyer
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A Pastor's Pit has won the following three awards: 2021 American Fiction Awards - Finalist for Christian Fiction 2021 Impact Awards - Christian 2021 Maxy Awards - Finalist for Mystery/Suspense