Exiled to Patmos, John the apostle receives a vision of the risen Christ along with epistles to be sent to the churches of Asia Minor. Unable to go himself, John enlists the aid of one of his guards as his messenger. Prochorus, a new convert, carries the letters to the seven churches. At each location he encounters the problems those first-century churches faced, as outlined in the letters. Interaction with the people in those cities brings to life the commendations and condemnations announced by God. At the same time his former commander, Ulpius, pursues him in an attempt to prevent what he considers disloyalty to his god, Emperor Domitian. Other troubles arise from those who worship the Greek gods. In spite of threats, arrests, opposition, and disappointment, Prochorus completes his mission. In every location he finds those who listen with open ears, respond to the divine message, repent of their sins revealed by
a God who knows them, and experience revival.
Dr. Gerry Carlson
Dr. Gordon Taylor
"Sunday in New York" is a memorable read into the ministry of Billy Sunday highlighted by unique appearances of distinct individuals who played a role in 1917 America at the beginning of our declaration of war against Germany. It is an inspirational read with an intriguing story line. I highly recommend it.
Dr. Alan Potter, Shepherds Theological Seminary.
Robert Allen has done it again with his second novel on the theme of revival. He explores the global future of the church with a captivating tale of passing the torch to the next generation. Take fascinating characters in subplots set around the globe. Throw in details of innovation, missionary work, theology, revivalism, music, and church history. Add a love story for good measure. I guarantee you will enjoy this book as I did!
Randy L. Miller
Graduate Research Librarian, Liberty University
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Robert Allen was born into a pastor's family in Baker, Montana in 1946. He traveled as a song leader and soloist with his church-planting father even before he started school. His father would stand him on a chair to lead singing or render his solo version of "A Christian Cowboy." Together they started churches in an empty saloon ("The Bloody Bucket") and the bottom of a swimming pool, sans water, of course.
The Bible Story Family began with a weekly radio broadcast on WRVL Radio. Kent and Tammy couldn’t even read yet, but they had short lines and memorized them. Chad and Wendy, along with their parents, Bob and Carmen Allen, read from a script.
Two stories each week, one right from the Bible, and another contemporary story which illustrated the Bible truth. Stories like “Super Friends” and “David’s Merry Day.” Later my father, Arthur Allen, transferred all of the stories to cassette tapes and made them available as he traveled in prophecy conferences. Eventually the contemporary stories which had been based on verses in Proverbs 15, became the book Character Needed, available from Regular Baptist Press.
When Kent attended Pillsbury Bible College he was approached by a girl who said, “I know your voice. You’re Kent Allen from the Bible Story Family. We listened to your stories every night before we went to sleep.” Her name was Dorinda Lind, and a few years later he married her.
Bob has switched from the pulpit to the classroom throughout the years, while always telling and writing stories. In the classroom he has taught storytelling, doctrine, preaching, acting and interpersonal communications. In the pulpit he has used a storytelling expository sermon method. His books feature drama, biography, delivery techniques and theology. His first novel recounts the story of Evangelist Billy Sunday's ten-week New York City campaign in 1917. Available from Cross Link Publishers. Second, third, and fourth novels in the Revival Series are now available from Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock. "Megachurch," "Revival in the Rockies," and "Crusade."
The last good king of Judah before the captivity battles with the forces of the false god Baal.
Satan tries to destroy the line of David to prevent the coming of the Messiah. Joash survives and becomes king as a young boy.
The "story" of Genesis needs to be told, because it is the story of God. Complete commentary in a narrative style.
Piano Quartet, Eight hands, two pianos. "Good Christian Men, Rejoice" and "Rejoice, the Lord is King."
Gentle lessons in table manners, demonstrated by a blue lobster, illustrated for children by Katie Allen.
A Children's musical, encouraging kindness and friendship to all, through an Alice-in-Wonderland character that feeds on actual words. Music by Carmen Allen.
Four generations of the Allen family have enjoyed the Montana adventures of Jic and Joc. Both dragons and little boys need to play fair. Illustrated by Katie Allen
Thirty-Six video scripts for children and teens
Stories from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College - with Randy Miller
Stories, Skits and Discussion questions based on the Fruit of the Spirit, with a Western Flavor