The Man from the Place of Clay

The Man from the Place of Clay

If you heard the voice of God, would you answer? Cormick Proffitt has it all--a prestigious position as head of psychiatric medicine, an uptown office, a sleek Mercedes Benz. But when a patient miraculously survives a fatal accident, and asks for Cormick by name, his perfect life suddenly begins to crumble. Angelo, the patient, insists that he's been sent him to Cormick, and that they must travel to Santa Fe to answer God's call. Despite his skepticism, Cormick is swayed by an inexplicable series of events, and soon finds himself traveling with four strangers, all drawn by the same calling, to the desert of Northern New Mexico. There, caught in the mystery of the Supreme Being, they face long-buried demons as they seek the undeniable truth on their journey to destiny.

From This Clay

Gifts, Surprises and Questions from the Spiritual Quest

From This Clay

From This Clay is an eclectic collection of reflections on American culture and society and the ongoing quest for meaning and illumination in everyday life. By virtue of their idiosyncratic and personal treatment of universal themes, the essays give voice to concerns, hopes, and consolations that resonate with authenticity.

The Plays

The Plays


Symbolic Interactionism in the Gospel according to John

A Contextual Study on the Symbolism of Water

Symbolic Interactionism in the Gospel according to John

Symbolic interactionism is a social-scientific perspective that seeks to describe how human beings create meaning with one another in their daily lives. Since the world is populated by symbols that characterize all interactions among living beings, this book explores the importance of symbols and symbolic interaction while moving beyond the social sciences to theological studies. By examining the way symbolic interaction is portrayed among characters in the Gospel according to John in the "water narratives," this book argues that the Bible is a symbol that is itself full of symbols whose meanings are worthy of our study. Hence, the interaction of characters in the Gospel of John and the whole Bible, along with the symbols they use in their interactions, demonstrates that symbolism is directly linked to human life because symbols are major means of communication, and without symbols, human beings are in chaos.

The Totem of Black Hawk

The Totem of Black Hawk

Reprint of 1914 book:IN "THE TOTEM OF BLACK HAWK" I have tried to do something more than just to write a story that will thrill and interest-I have endeavored to put real historical value into it, to give correct pictures of how the pioneers of the Middle West lived, how they built and furnished their homes and planted and tilled their fields. The plot becomes involved in the Black Hawk War and that famous Indian chief plays an important part in the tale. In writing of this war I have sought to tell the truth, so far as I could learn it, even when the truth was discreditable to my own race; for, in this war, as in many of our other Indian wars, the white man was far from blameless. - EVERETT MCNEIL

World of Baby Names, A (Revised)

World of Baby Names, A (Revised)

One of the most comprehensive baby name reference guides available, featuring more than 30,000 baby names, has been revised and expanded. Each chapter focuses on names from specific countries, regions, and ethnicities, including details about traditional naming customs. Each entry contains various spellings and pronunciations, as well as the name's meaning, history, etymology, and derivations.

Signals from a Lampless Beacon

A Great City

Signals from a Lampless Beacon

A review of that novel, Beasts of Burden, begins: “Subtle moral conundrums stir this luminous saga of genteel Southern society in the mid-20th century,” and ends: “An engrossing social tapestry, filled with quiet spiritual dramas.” —Kirkus Reviews The “saga,” which chronicles, primarily, three families, two races, and four generations, was brought forward in the second novel, Their Burdens Lifted, published in 2010. It is completed, with all narrative, moral, and philosophical strands brought together, in the present book, A Great City. Traywick has stated that he intends to publish no further novel. Whether this marks the end of his effort as a writer remains to be seen. He will certainly pursue his preferred pastimes: Carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, masonry, the study of Old English, and painting (pictures, not walls). Traywick lives with his wife of 45 years in the mountains of Western North Carolina in summer, in winter in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. They have four children and, at this time, six grandchildren.

When You Work in the Shadows, You Can Never Walk in the Light

When You Work in the Shadows, You Can Never Walk in the Light

"When You Work in the Shadows" is a fictional story and a continuation of Billy's first book, "A Marines Life in the Shadows." It is a story about Clay Dawson and the associates and friends that have become intertwined in his adventurous life in the Marine Corps and his involvement with the CIA. Clay and his team's exploits against the KGB and other terrorist groups have resulted in many enemies among those adversaries. The KGB's deep hatred of Clay has made them mount an intense effort to locate and lure him out or retirement so as to assassinate him and his wife. This sequel depicts the attempts by Clay's two worst KGB nemeses with a deep score to settle to eliminate Clay and his wife, Amy. Will the KGB driven by a need for vengeance and their sworn blood vendetta be successful in their assassination plot where others have tried and fail

To My Child, Hannah

To My Child, Hannah