The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez
by BUCK STORM, KREGEL PUBLISHING
Literary Americana fiction filled with humor and heart
When his wife, Angel, is killed in a head-on collision, Gomez Gomez feels he can’t go on--so he doesn’t. He spends his days in the bushes next to the crash site drinking Thunderbird wine, and his nights cradling a coffee can full of Angel’s ashes. Slow, sure suicide, with no one for company but the snakes, Elvis’s ghost, and a strange kid named Bones.
Across town, Father Jake Morales plays it safe, haunted by memories of the woman he left behind, hiding his guilt, loss, and love behind a thick wall of cassock and ritual. Then a shady business deal threatens the town--and his good friend Gomez Gomez--and Father Jake can’t just stand by and watch. But what happens when the rescuer is the one in need of saving?
The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez is quirky, heartfelt, and deeply human. Lives and hopes collide in the town of Paradise, stretching across decades and continents in this epic story of forgiveness, redemption, and love.
By BUCK STORM and BILL PERKINS, COMPASS INTERNATIONAL/COMPASS PUBLISHING
"The greatest story ever told, from a uniquely new perspective! Beautifully written and Biblically sound, it will touch your heart and challenge your mind." - Josh McDowell, Author/Teacher
One word...FANTASTIC! - Dr. Dave Reagan, Author/Teacher
The ancient prophets said he would come. And for centuries the people watched, waited and hoped. He was to be the redeemer of Israel. The all-powerful King of Kings who would finally and decisively deliver the nation from the iron fist of Rome.
Joseph of Arimathea is a wealthy man, but wealth can't buy peace. Nor the affection of the wife he loves. Nicodemus is a leader of Israel who will stop at nothing to find truth. Sadducee and Pharisee--two men, worlds apart, thrown together at the most critical moment in the history of the world.
Set against the spectacle and grandeur of ancient Israel and the brutal violence of the Roman Empire, here is a tale not to be missed. Step into THE LIST and experience the Christ story as you never have before.
By BUCK STORM, HACHETTE BOOK GROUP/WORTHY PUBLISHING
We are shaped and transformed by the oceans we sail, the deserts, mountains, and valleys we wander, and the people we meet along the way. And as any traveler worth his salt knows, the real trip happens within. Most Israel books are presented with a political, theological, or social agenda. Some are simply tourist guidebooks. Finding Jesus in Israel isnt driven by agenda but rather it is a travelers journeya book for travel veterans, people with wanderlust, or individuals who just love a good story.
Paradise Jones dreams of the Hollywood glamour days. She's classic retro, a 21st-century image of her favorite Golden Era stars. The entertainment rags call Paradise eccentric. The studios rarely call at all. When an altercation with her leering stepfather forces her to flee Los Angeles, Paradise leaves behind everything she loves and longs for.
Doc Morales' years of hard work in the Minor Leagues have produced exactly one at bat in the Big Show. A collision at first, a blown knee, and adios dreams. Nothing to live for until beautiful, damaged Paradise Jones crashes into his small, Arizona town. So begins an epic road trip that will change everything.
Throw in a couple of oddball bounty hunters, a forgotten movie-star boat captain, a cowboy priest, and a mysterious dashboard Jesus and you have yourself one fun and quirky slice of Americana pie.