Donna Poole sold her first short story in 1973. Since then, she has sold and published over 3,000 items. That includes curriculum writing for Union Gospel Press and a column she had in the Baptist Bulletin for twenty-two years. Donna recently published her first book, Corners Church. Her second book, If the Creek Don’t Rise, will be available soon.
Doesn’t Jim know the country church is dead?
Straight from Bible college where his charismatic mentor, Professor Nick Machiavelli, has filled his mind with dreams of success, Jim begins his ministry as pastor of a tiny country church at the corner of two dirt roads. Nothing ever happens where two dirt roads meet, or so says Machiavelli. But Jim and his wife, Darlene, find Corners Church is alive and well.
Its unique congregation and the people who live at the Corners capture their hearts and teach them the joy of community. However, Machiavelli’s maxims still trouble Jim, especially the one that says, “Move up the ladder; bigger is always better.”
Darlene never felt called to be a pastor’s wife, but most of the time she’s too busy trying to adapt to country ways to worry about it. Despite her struggles, the wide-open fields, the sound of the old church bell, and the kindness of the people call to her. They say, “Put on your barn boots, girl. You’re home.”
Join Jim and Darlene in their hilarious and heartbreaking adventures including a homicide, wild dogs, and a slide down a coal chute.
Laugh, cry, and feel right at home at Corners Church where no one is a stranger, not even the stray dog that wanders in and walks right up to the pulpit.
Welcome to Corners Church, a white frame building on the corner of two dirt roads. A new set of characters joins familiar, beloved ones, but the church is the same loving, comforting place as always, or is it?
Pastor J.D. finds more conflict than comfort at Corners Church. He’d hoped to find peace here, but his past with its painful secrets follows him. Not only that, but he has to deal with Cyrus who seems intent on forcing him to leave. J.D. must also untangle his complicated feelings toward Trish Hart.
Trish has secrets of her own. She’s a mystery even to those who know her best.
J.D. and Trish desperately need peace that eludes them. Others, especially their friends Tim and Edna, try to help them, but it isn’t enough. They need God.
God shows His face in many ways in this book: in Tim’s booming laughter, in Edna’s endless supply of spaghetti, in a church that never tires of giving, and in little Charlie Boy’s toothless grin.
Step into the country church once more, if you’ve read Corners Church, or come inside for the first time. You’ll laugh, cry, and feel right at home.
“Who made us? The snowflakes and the moon are so pretty; who made them?”
Those are the questions Scruffy, a little snowgirl, has when she and Professor, a tall snowman, wake up one magical Christmas Eve in a beautiful, snow-covered world.
For such a little girl, Scruffy has very big questions.
Professor thinks he has all the answers, but Scruffy isn’t so sure they’re the right ones. How will she find what she’s looking for?
Slow down this Christmas season, curl up with a warm drink, and enjoy reading this story to a child you love. This picture book with its captivating illustrations is especially for children 4-8, but it’s for anyone still young at heart.
This story presents a creation viewpoint, and it encourages children to dream big dreams and ask big questions.