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Patrick E. Craig’s stories are an uplifting exploration of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations. They are a new and different approach to contemporary Amish fiction.

Meet Patrick

THE AUTHOR

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, pastor, and seminar speaker in churches and at retreats, seminars, and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books.

in 2011 he signed a three-book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his Apple Creek Dreams series. The books are historical Amish fiction and include, A Quilt for JennaThe Road Home, and The Amish Heiress. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

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Coming in 2016 | The Amish Princess

BOOK TWO|THE PARADISE CHRONICLES|A TALE OF THE EARLY AMERICAN AMISH

Opahtuhwe, White Deer, is the beautiful daughter of the most powerful Chief of the Delaware tribe. She is revered by her people as a true Indian Princess. Everything changes when the murderous renegade Ehèntawisèk brings three Amish prisoners to the Delaware camp. The only survivors of the brutal massacre of most of the Hershberger family perpetrated by the renegade known as Scar, Jonathan and Joshua Hershberger are twin brothers that Ehèntawisèk is determined to adopt and teach the Indian way. The third prisoner is Jonas Hershberger, who has been made a slave because he would not defend his family against the Indians who murdered his wife, two daughters and younger son. White Deer is drawn to Jonathan but his hatred of the Indians causes him to push her away. Joshua’s gentle heart and steadfast refusal to abandon the Amish faith lead White Deer to a life-changing decision and rejection by her people. In the end, White Deer must choose between the ways of her people and her new-found faith. And complicating it all is her undying love for the man who can only hate her.

BOOK TWO | THE PARADISE CHRONICLES

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Coming in 2017 | The Mennonite Queen

BOOK THREE|THE PARADISE CHRONICLES|A TALE OF THE BIRTH OF THE HERSHBERGER FAMILY

Princess Isabella has been raised to a life of great wealth and leisure in the Polish Royal Court. She is destined to marry a king. But fate or divine providence intervenes when she meets Johann Hershberger, the young Anabaptist stable-hand who works for her father. His strength, kindness, and faith win her heart and together they flee to the city of Meunster, Germany, where a great revolution is underway. The Anabaptists, under Jan Mathys, have taken over the city and declared it the Kingdom of God on earth. Isabella and Johann are married and Johann joins in the revolution. But the excesses and sins of the leaders soon turn him away to the path of peace taught by Menno Simons. The Hershbergers try to escape, but the city is surrounded by the troops of the Catholic Bishop Prince, Franz von Waldek, who has been paid by Isabella’s father to return the princess at all costs. At the height of the battle, Isabella and Johann and their infant son are captured by von Waldek, and Isabella must make a choice that could change the course of European history.

BOOK THREE | THE PARADISE CHRONICLES

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Christian Books that Inspire, Challenge and Uplift

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Presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ as clearly, succinctly and understandably as we can while striving to preserve our wonderful language.

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From time to time I will be adding some of my talented and professional friends to the “Rogue’s Gallery.”  So Stay tuned!

Apple Creek Dreams

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The Departure

January 19th, 2014|1 Comment

Jenny sighed again as Jonathan crowded back into her thoughts.  She stood up, grabbed an empty box and quickly put the letterbox and the rest […]

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Choices

November 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Sometimes I think that life is like a rushing river that begins its journey high in the mountains, tumbles down over jagged rocks, rushes […]

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Prayer

November 1st, 2013|0 Comments

 

Prayer is a wonderful gift that God has given to His children.  As we pray we must believe that God has placed a force in […]

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The Hideout

October 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Jorge and Luis hurried down the stairs to the door at the bottom.  A faint glow was coming up over the trees as they stepped […]

The Paradise Chronicles

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A Two-Edged Sword

March 17th, 2015|5 Comments

Two weeks later, Daniel was hanging around outside the post office. He had checked for a reply from Rachel as often as he could for the last week, but he had received nothing. Several Amish […]

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Many Sorrows

November 18th, 2014|2 Comments

Rachel looked up. Jenny stood in the doorway of her room looking at the half-packed suitcase on the bed. Rachel saw the look on her mama’s face, but she steeled herself against it and continued […]

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Daniel’s Heart

September 5th, 2014|2 Comments

Daniel King stood on the high knoll behind his father’s house. It was just before dawn on an early April morning. Far away to the east a dark row of trees marked the horizon. Long, […]

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Painful Days

July 8th, 2014|4 Comments

The grey-green sea rolled in long, choppy swells beneath the boat. The waves were endless, moving toward him out of the mist and disappearing away toward the unseen horizon. It was dark, so dark, and […]

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