The Messenger : A Journey into Hope
Author: Mark Smeby, Cecil O. Kemp, Jr.
Thomas, a blacksmith in the Norwegian mountain village of Bergland, has grown tired of simply going through the motions of day-to-day life. He can’t shake the intrigue he feels about the picturesque mountain that stands at the edge of the village—normally considered a gigantic monument to the dangers and risks that lay outside what is known.
Now Thomas is facing the biggest challenge of his life—confronted with the task of sacrificing everything he holds dear to try and save what he loves most.
Courageously turning away from the fears that keep other villagers trapped in their routine, Thomas breaks tradition to discover what truths the mountain may hold for him. What he finds will cause him to question everything he has believed, and lead him to life-changing decisions that will affect every aspect of his life.
The Messenger is an engaging allegory about awakening to hope and discovering a life full of glorious significance.
Take the journey up the mountain and see what it holds for you.
“This world is starved for hope, and The Messenger is dripping with it, giving us a story we can all step into and find our place in. There is a positive energy coursing through this writing, and in a time when beauty and goodness seem difficult to find, this book helps us have eyes to see it.”
—John Pavlovitz, pastor, author, and founder of The Table Ministry
“The Messenger offered a journey into my own heart, triggering reflection on all areas of life. Smeby and Kemp tell this story in a simple yet boldly direct way that caused me to stop and think on almost every page.”
—Matthew Clark, Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Mortgage Corporation, Brentwood, TN
Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group, LLC
160Pages / Publication Date: 20160301
About The Author: MARK SMEBY is a singer, songwriter, actor, and author based in Nashville, Tennessee. He hosts the Live Hope Minute daily radio feature and travels around the U.S. delivering messages of hope at live events with speaking and music.
CECIL O. KEMP JR. is a life coach, leadership mentor, speaker, and author of ten books. A successful CPA, business owner, and executive, Cecil and his wife, Patty, founded and operate The Wisdom Company and The DiffferenceMaker Foundation.
MARK SMEBY is a singer, songwriter, actor, and author based in Nashville, Tennessee. He hosts the Live Hope Minute daily radio feature and travels around the U.S. delivering messages of hope at live events with speaking and music.
For those of you have been familiar with Crossroads for some time, you'll know that Crossroads' Founder David Mainse is an epic storyteller. This Far By Faith, features over 70...
Why is forgiveness so hard? People who refuse to forgive often sabotage their future and create an emotional cancer that spreads into every other aspect of their lives. Even those...
Prodigals come in many forms. We often think of the defiant ones as prodigals, but there are other types that break our hearts: embarrassing, intellectual, lukewarm, and religious prodigals. The...
Journey into Joy-Now you can enjoy reading these practical and inspiring insights from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew 5-7. Based on the original transcripts of the Journey Into Joy...