John Allen Thornton has a varied background. He was an ICU Registered Nurse for 10 years. He also has been a patient with significant arthritis and multiple joint replacements. He has worked as a pastor with people in their physical, emotional, and spiritual lives visiting the sick, needy, hurting, elderly, and those who have suffered traumas of various sorts.

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Pinkie Promise is a fun romantic comedy novel which is set in 1974 and 1988. Check it out!

In May 2018, John Thornton wrote a biography/memoir of his father, L. A. “Slim” Thornton who was a very successful home builder and contractor in Omaha, Nebraska from the 1940s into the 1980s. The Slim Thornton Story is filled with photos, stories, jokes, and poignant, sometimes painful memories. The book chronicles the rise and fall of a very interesting man.
John’s only sibling, Kay, died on January 4, 2015 and that prompted his writing of the book, “Oh God. It Hurts!” ” 

Pinkie Promise

Aaron and Erin Thibodeaux are not brother and sister, but their similar names cause all kinds of chaos at summer camp. When they make a pinkie promise, they have no way of knowing how it will play out–especially when their paths do not cross again until fourteen years later!
But should every youthful promise last a lifetime?

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Full of light-hearted humor and Christian values, this sweet romance is sure to warm your heart like the summer sun at Faith Stream Camp!

Oh God. It Hurts!

Oh God. It hurts! Is a book about the hard questions in life. Why is there pain? Why do people suffer? How does God fit into all of this?

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This book asks lots of questions and shares the author’s own personal stories, as well as those of his sister. Many of those stories are unpleasant, and troubling. If you are looking for simplistic answers, or simple platitudes, this book does not have them. However, if you are willing to wrestle with the hard subjects in life, you may find a fellow sojourner in this book.

Real Jesus? Or Counterfeit Jesus?

This is a book about Christianity and how there are false prophets. Falsehoods who are introducing hateful, mean-spirited, and biblically inaccurate agendas. Those people are inventing a bogus and counterfeit view of Jesus.

Topics which are discussed are many, including…–Proper Bible interpretation–Balancing the call to confront evil with the duty of be gentle–Religiously motivated child abuse–Authoritarian “leadership”–Gender roles–Sex trafficking–Truth or falsehood?–How does a Christian live out the call to love all other people, even enemies?

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Well, this book will help you to see that there are true things, and there are false things. Many of the very hard and troubling passages in the Bible and explained and discussed in great detail, all from a reverent and respectful view of the Bible.

Which path will you choose?

Throughout the book, there is a comparison between the way Jesus is described in the Bible, with the counterfeit views of Jesus that some religious and nonreligious people spew out.

The Slim Thornton Story

This is the story of a man who was instrumental in the homebuilding industry of Omaha, Nebraska. Yes, this book is about Slim Thornton. Could you guess that from the title? It is also a book about Thornton Construction Company which literally built thousands of houses in Omaha. How many were built? Well, inside this book you will learn about that. And much more!

Inside this book you will be able to go behind-the-scenes and learn all about Slim Thornton.

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Beginning in Loup City, Nebraska, his birthplace, to his combat experiences in World War II, to his personal life, to his pioneering of cutting-edge technologies, to his founding of numerous companies, you will learn it all in this no-holds-barred book!

Homebuilding is discussed in depth with historical accounts of the house built in a shopping center parking lot, to a house built inside in only two days, to huge subdivisions of newly built Sweetheart Homes, to developing of Skyline Ranches, and much, much more!

Yes, this book covers the Slim Thornton story and that includes a wide cast of characters. Ann Thornton will obviously be in the story as are Slim’s two children Kay and John. However, there are others in this book who might not be as familiar to you.

For example, much of the success of Thornton Construction Company is due to a man named Robert Pink. You will meet him and many others in this book as well. Anyone who knew Slim will also remember his involvement with the Shriners, buggies, and Skyline Ranches, but there is even more than that as well. Dozens of very rare photos, color and black and white, are included in this book.

Inside this book you will get to hear some of Slim Thornton’s famous and infamous jokes and stories! Caution, some of Slim’s stories and his language are not safe for the workplace, even though he told them at work! Anyone interested in the history of Omaha and especially the home building industry will be fascinated by the Slim Thornton story!

All written by Slim Thornton’s son, John Thornton. Please note, the production costs for the print version are a minimum of over $30, that is reflected in the print version’s cost.

By Michael Furlonger

I am an author and the founder of CWB is designed to help and showcase the work of Christian authors and bloggers and podcasters.

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