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On a Steed of Iron, Great Awakenings Series #1
Living Ink / 2013 / Paperback
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While American cities burn and its campuses smolder, a young woman searches for hope. As the nation comes apart at the seams, God suddenly shows up at a small college in a tiny southern town---and nothing is ever the same.
On a Steed of Iron is a story of struggle and revival during one of American historys most divisive and violent eras, the late 1960s. Melanie McKnight is a young woman longing for her fathers attention in the aftermath of her mothers death.
Early in 1968, shortly after the death of Melanies cousin in the Vietnam Wars Tet Offensive, Cliff, Melanies father, a television reporter, begins covering the presidential primaries. She goes to stay with her glacial grandmother in Princeton where theres little compassion. Without comfort, Melanie develops a strong emotional attachment to Senator Robert Kennedy, a man of sorrows himself, and she vows to meet him. The only person who seems to understand is Jack Clyde, a friend from school, and together they begin writing articles for the Princeton newspaper about the candidates.
When Martin Luther King, Jr. dies, Melanie is upset, but when Senator Kennedy is assassinated two months later, shes tempted to despair. At a memorial service at Jacks church, the pastor cautions against putting ones hopes in people, assuring them that the only one who never leaves or forsake us is Jesus Christ. Melanies heart begins opening to the Lord.
Her faith comes under fire, however, during her freshman year at Princeton University, and she leaves after the fall semester to sort things out. Its a convulsive time in America as campus riots escalate over the widening war. One Tuesday in early February at the small college Jack attends in Kentucky, a chapel service goes past the appointed hour, then another, and another, until a full-blown revival has broken out on campus. Jack calls Melanie to tell her the Lord has impressed on his heart that Melanie needs to be there. While God is pouring out His spirit at Asbury College, Melanie experiences Him in new and startling ways, even finding the grace to forgive her father.
The Asbury revival lasted well into that spring semester; wherever students traveled around the nation to talk about it, God poured out His spirit there as well.
On a Steed of Iron comes from Rebecca Price Janney, a highly regarded author in the CBA market. She began writing professionally at the age of 14 and a year later, started covering the Philadelphia Phillies. She is the award-winning author of 18 books, including Great Events in American History, Harriet Tubman, and Who Goes There? A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell, as well as two fictional series, and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles.
A graduate of Lafayette College and Princeton Theological Seminary, she earned her doctorate at Biblical Seminary. Rebecca is passionate about American history and often traces the hand of God on its pages. A popular speaker and gifted story teller, she lives near Philadelphia with her husband, son, a Corgi, and a fish.
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