Josh is certain he will find paradise when he sets out for a relaxing trip to Hawaii with three of his friends from college. But when their trip to paradise is interrupted, in a way few of us could imagine, will Josh and his friends get far more than they bargained for?
Soon enough, the Hawaiian vacation turns into the adventure of a lifetime. Will Josh and his friends pick the right paradise?
Paradise, a realistic novel set in Hawaii, will take you on a journey through the eyes of a man named Josh, who is about to head off into eternity. The question is: Is he ready? Although a novel, this book is loadedâ·front to backâ·with good, solid apologetic material. Truth is so skillfully woven it into this fictional account that many people will easily relate to it while enjoying the setting of a tropical paradise. Topics such as: creation vs. evolution; is the Bible true?; angels and demons; did the resurrection really happen?; can someone be good enough to go to heaven?, and more are covered. It builds quickly toward the critical moment of having to make a decision for Christ. Readers will become so involved in the story that they'll wonder if Josh is making this decision, or are they? Will the evidence lead Josh to pick the right Paradise before it is too late? Should they?
Mark Cahill has a business degree from Auburn University, where he was an honorable mention Academic All-American in basketball. He has worked in the business world at IBM and in various management positions, and he taught high school for four years. Mark now speaks to thousands of people a year at conferences, camps, retreats, etc. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Mark's favorite thing to do is to go out and meet people and find out what they believe and why they believe it. You can find Mark at malls, concerts, art and music festivals, airports, beaches, sporting events, college campuses, etc., doing just that.
"This book has been changing my life! I grew up in the Catholic church until I finished my first communion. This book has truly inspired me to get back on track and change. I promised myself I would email you if I did ever finish this book. I wanted to thank you because this is what I needed in my life. I need to live for God and serve him.""I am heading down the wrong path in life, but I've realized it and I'm working on changing my ways. I'm turning to God. But I have a lot of questions, and your book, Paradise, has helped me so much. It answered a lot of my questions. I cannot put into words how much your book means to me. So thank you so much for writing it!""First of all, I want to thank you for sharing the Word to me. I am in a moment of my life that I am questioning everything. I have the same questions that Michael "had." This past two weeks my life have changed. It is crazy how God has been working on me and how he is trying to bring me close to him. I know I have faith in God. I do believe in Jesus. However, I still have questions. I finished to read your book today. It was great. It was easy to read and I could not put it down. The book already address many of my questions.""Just finished it! Woke up over an hour ago and couldn't sleep so I finished the book. It was an excellent book and I love how he shared verses throughout. The conversations were dead on and very interesting. Really makes you think and seek where you stand with God. Really makes me want to write a book. Love how more authors are using this style of writing. Definitely a book I will be recommending.""I gave this book, The Watchman. to my friend pastor, which have help me a lot. My friend pastor, called "Christian," he is the founder of Church, and 14 years ago he founded his with 20 members in the church. But since I study this book, I gave it to him. Now, his church grow from 20 members to 178 members because it encourage him to love to win souls for Christ. And its have encourage him even to tell his members to do the same. I meet him and get this picture with him. God bless you so much, brother. We pray for you.""I was sent Mark Cahill's book Paradise and in it was a card, "What If?" This is where I found the website. I am so amazed by his book Paradise. I have read it several times. One Heartbeat Away sounds like it will be so interesting and so informing too! Thank you in advance for it!""My son and I met you at the Casa Grande restaurant in Winnipeg, where you paid for our lunch, chatted after lunch, and gave us each a signed copy of a book. Mine was "Paradise" which I found most enlightening, and very well written. Thank you so much for the encounter we had with you.""I'd like to say your book PARADISE is Wow! Superb and Amazing! I'm born-again, but this book makes me stronger. Personally, I'd like to give [it to] many others to read it and comprehend.""Just finished reading Paradise, and as a retired airline employee, I fly to Waikiki every winter for about 10 days so I'm very familiar with the setting of this book, and I will pass it along to my son who is eagerly awaiting to read it (he is a Christian). But I would like another son, whose faith is questionable, to read it but he probably won't. How sad an ending, but realistic in today's world, that Josh had the gospel presented to him but he procrastinated just too long with dire results. Thanks for all your books!""I was so enthusiastic to read your book on Saturday, especially after personally meeting you, that on my first leg on my return flight to Hawaii I actually read your book Paradise from front to back! I must tell you that I really enjoyed reading 'Paradise'! I loved the "Easy Reading" of this book. The way you capitalized 'He' and 'Him' throughout the book caught my attention. The mixing of the Hawaiian language also was genius! You kept my attention the whole time and left me wanting to read more! By the way, the decision I made a long time ago was to go to the real paradise!""Paradise is a good book and actually helped clear up some questions I had in my own life about works vs. Jesus. You make really compelling arguments for creationism I think you're right. The world and universe could NOT have been made at random as evolution posits. In fact, that's almost insane. I can't believe now that my college major actually spent so much time on that! I think science is really just a way for humans to decode what God created in a way that is understandable to us. I suddenly don't look at the sky, clouds, the environment, other humans or really anything in the same way as I did prior to reading your book. I was walking home earlier and looking at the sky and thinking, "Wow, a true artist had to have created all of this. Aloha, Mark, and thanks again for the wonderful book!""Your book is truly an inspiration here at our Tuesday mornings women's group. We all thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for this amazing gift! God bless you and your ministry!""I'm totally surprised at all the apologetics packed into this book that's supposed to be a fictional novel! The story was suspenseful and intriguing enough to compel me to keep reading to the end of every chapter. I actually finished it in one night because, honestly, I couldn't put it down. I had to find out how it ended! Throughout the book, there was so much evidence to back up relevant topics such as creation/evolution, Catholicism, the resurrection, fulfilled prophecies, etc., just to name a few. It's an easy book to give away because it satisfies the need for drama with fiction readers, as well as the desire for "meat" for the intellectuals! I love this book and look forward to the feedback from those I give it to!!!""As a team member of Project Truth, we get to evangelize to hundreds of college students during our ministry, all of them seeking their own idea of what paradise means to them in their own mind. Mark's book, Paradise, is right on and makes us each ponder our own journey for the short period of time we spend here. Paradise opens the truth to Christians that we must get out of the 'vacation' mindset when it comes to giving the gospel message.""Just finished reading your new book, Paradise
it was GREAT. Thanks for writing it. Can't wait to share it with others!""I read Paradise in one day! Couldn't put it down. My neighbor will love it since she is from Hawaii.""We briefly met at the San Antonio airport.You were kind enough to give me a copy of your book Paradise. I finally picked it up and read it straight through in two days. Thank you for writing a book that will and has changed my life!"