"I finished An Amish Awakening...wow, what a story; it really left an impression on my heart..."
Linda, Faith View Books
An Amish Awakening
More than just another going to Heaven story. More than one more Amish book being thrown into the mix.
Airbrushed Amish this is not. The gritty collides with the glorious. Blunt bullies tenderhearted. And the blood of Jesus’ never fails.
Churches filled up. Crowds gathered when they found out that this Amish man would be speaking at an Amish person’s barn or workshop. And countless people dropped by his home unannounced. They wanted to hear his story.
This is the true story of Mark Paul Troyer. Yes, it’s the story everyone wanted to hear. And the book: An Amish Awakening, is Mark’s life—story. His amazing story. An Amish story like no other.
With tragedy and triumph—the book that was nearly stillborn because of controversy and emotions has come to life. Three and a half years after an abrupt halting of publication; it was time—God's timing. Now An Amish Awakening is ready to shine. “Awake, O sleeper. And arise from the dead…”
The Story? As Mark puts it, "One day at work I was caught up into a whirlwind." And taken to Heaven. And so much more.
From the author of the Jesus at Walmart trilogy. Rick Leland.
"Reading this book makes me want to have Mark and Frieda over for dinner!"
Toni Jo Tilbury~Book Reviewer
More books By Rick Leland
Jesus at Walmart trilogy
Jesus at Walmart...a Reed Shaking in the Wind
In this fully stocked 246-page novel two beloved favorites come together—Jesus and Walmart. Fueled by Pastor Malachi Marble’s fall from faith, which tumbles him into the late night world of Walmart.
Author Rick Leland spent fourteen months working as a Walmart Overnight Stocker doing research for the book. Well, not purely for research.
“Actually I needed the money to live on,” Leland said. “But I knew God was working something out in my life, as inspiration for Jesus at Walmart emerged even before my first night’s work was over.”
Walk past the greeter; into the heart of Walmart with Malachi Marble. Grab a shopping cart. You’ll need something to hang onto during this trip to Walmart like no other.
And when you exit Jesus at Walmart, expect to leave a changed person
Jesus at Walmart...the Cost
In book two of the Jesus at Walmart Trilogy, Malachi Marble is still working at Walmart.
The former pastor, toils through the night while attempting to keep the desire of his heart alive—his passion to serve God and his coworkers at the store.
Join Malachi as his life, his faith, and his yearnings become exposed to vulnerability’s limit.
Again walk past the greeter, into the heart and soul of Walmart with Malachi. And find yourself in a story that can change your life.
Jesus at Walmart...fire on the Earth
The ever-endearing Malachi Marble continues his journey of faith, blended with his characteristic moments of faltering. His uncertainty. His overly analytical mind.
The emotionally propelled story tugs at the heart. And at the same time, laughter rousing scenes abound.
Throughout its pages, Jesus at Walmart…fire on the Earth, serves up a unique sampling of insightfulness. Malachi Marble style—with God’s amazing grace.
The story’s intriguing cast of characters, breathe life into this page-turning adventure full of plot twists and surprises.
Reader and Reviewer Comments
I love the Jesus at Walmart books… a great read and refreshing for my life.
An awesome book! Go God!
Thank you...I have been touched and moved through your writing.
This book is great, and inspires a desire to reach out. For anyone looking for encouragement, this is it.
I was so pulled into the book that I could not put it down. We all go thru our trials and this put it out so well. Really inspiring.
I would definitely read more of Rick Leland's books.
I loved this book! I couldn't put it down.
I had a blast reading them.
A couple crazy surprises already popping up in Book 2.
The Bible verses and songs in the book are so appropriate for the message! Would highly recommend these books!
Couldn't put it down. Cannot wait to read the next one. This book is so inspirational and a definite read. I would recommend it to ANYONE.
This is an awesome book! Rick Leland is a great writer and this story is a good example of how we as Christians ought to see every situation.
This book changed my life thank you! It uses down to earth people and places, feels like a true story. I want to get a job at Walmart now :)
I really loved this book. I really love how we need Jesus at our workplace and not just at church.
I have been angry with God for some time. This novel was God's way of bringing me back to Him.
A really inspirational story and shows how God can bless you when life-difficulties face you. This is real life stuff. Thank you for the blessing it was to me.
Refreshing, real, and raw describe author Rick Leland's first work.
I found the book amazing; ordinary people with all the same problems we have today. It' a must read. Heartwarming and uplifting.
God clearly used this book to speak to me. I highly recommend this one.
Darling story. You’ll never feel the same when you shop at Walmart.
I love, love, loved these books.
Rick, thank you for these Jesus at Walmart books. I just finished the third one and I am in tears. I loved each of them.
New Release by Rick Leland
Fall of 2017