Bizarre Christmas Bible Stories

Bizarre Christmas Stories is the third book by Dan Cooley that relates the fascinating yet bizarre stories in the Bible. This book is just as entertaining as his other books. Dan calls out 5 stories from the traditional Christmas Scripture and uses vernacular to illustrate the tales that will appeal to children and youth with practical Christian doctrine. Dan’s quest in writing these stories is to pull children and parents together that will provide them with Spiritual food as well as captivate the youth by drawing attention to Biblical truth in a way no other author has done.

Bizarre Bible Stories

Jonah and the whale? Heard that. David and Goliath? Know them. Noah and the ark? So it rained… Get ready for wild, wacky, and weird stories you’d be surprised to find in Scripture. But beware: It’s not your parents’ storybook! “God is infinitely creative, and Dan Cooley is obviously paying attention. These freshly told tales will get your kids hooked on the Bible!” – Melody Carlson, award-winning author of The Gold & Honey Bible and fifty-plus other Bible storybooks and books for children

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Simply put, author Dan Cooley’s Bizarre Bible Stories and Bizarre Bible Stories 2 utilize a vernacular, contemporary writing style intended to reach an audience of children and youth with solid Christian doctrine and practical application. The discussion questions interspersed throughout the text are thoughtfully designed to promote interaction between parents and their children on numerous topics of interest. Cooley’s books reflect his passion for providing spiritual food to children in a manner they can easily digest. His attention to detail is evident from cover to cover.

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Bizarre Bible Stories 2

Simply put, author Dan Cooley’s Bizarre Bible Stories and Bizarre Bible Stories 2 utilize a vernacular, contemporary writing style intended to reach an audience of children and youth with solid Christian doctrine and practical application. The discussion questions interspersed throughout the text are thoughtfully designed to promote interaction between parents and their children on numerous topics of interest. Cooley’s books reflect his passion for providing spiritual food to children in a manner they can easily digest. His attention to detail is evident from cover to cover.

Press

 Press

Enjoy this insightful interview written by By Timothy Yap of Hallels on the incredible novel Three Searching Kings by the bestselling author Elmer Towns.  “Dr. Elmer Towns is a bestselling author and co-founder of Liberty University, the largest private non-profit university in the world. Dr. Towns’ inspiring new historical Christmas novel Three Searching Kings (Heritage Builders Publishing) is available now wherever …

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Heritage Builders Publishing to Help Kids Deal with Bullies, Body Functions and More with the “Embarrassing to the Max” Book Series

This is a press release from Nashville Publicity Group about a new series of children’s books we will be publishing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2015 Heritage Builders to Publish “Dozi the Alligator” Children’s Series from Award-Winning Cartoonist Daniel Boris(CLOVIS, California)— Heritage Builders Publishing has announced that it will publish the “Dozi the …

Heritage Builders to Publish “Dozi the Alligator” Children’s Series from Award-Winning Cartoonist Daniel Boris

Authors

 Authors

Stephen CosgroveChildren’s Author
Stephen Cosgrove was born July 26, 1945 and is a renowned children’s author and toy designer. Primarily, Stephen is known for the Serendipity series of children’s books, which formed the basis for 26-episode anime series Serendipity the Pink Dragon.
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Rick YohnChristian Author
Dr. Rick Yohn, president and founder of Men of the Word, is a native of Lancaster, PA, and has, for the past forty plus years, pastored churches in Canada, California, Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado.
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Even StevensSongwriter & Entertainer
Even Stevens is a legendary songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur whose career spans many years and stylistic borders. He is the winner of an Big Apple Advertising Award and has proved many accomplishments through his numerous endeavors.
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Bernie Nelson
Songwriter & Entertainer

Bernie has been blessed with a successful career both as a songwriter and entertainer. His songs have sold over 25 million copies with multiplatinum cuts on the works of major recording artists such as Conway Twitty, Ricky Van Shelton, Kenny Chesney Wynonna, Kris Kristofferson and many more.

Elmer TownsChristian Author
Elmer Towns is a prominent Christian leader, author and speaker on the principles of church growth, church leadership, and Christian education. He also co-founded Liberty University.
Daniel BorisChildren’s Author
Daniel Boris is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is an accomplished visual artist with more than 20 years of experience in design, illustration, and animation. His Dozi the Alligator series has been a family favorite for years.
Larry BennettChildren’s Author
Larry Bennett is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at U Penn, and is a serial entrepreneur and a book publishing industry executive. He has founded and sold companies and has been the president of a mid-sized book distribution company.
Ann KiemelInspirational Author
Before her death in 2014, Ann Kiemel Anderson was considered by many to be one of the most authentic voices in the Christian Community. She is one of the best-selling author of seventeen books, many of which have been passed on as inspirational classics.
Brandon Rich Minister & Entrepreneur
Brandon Rich is an ordained Baptist minister, trained at Belmont University and Southwestern Seminary. He has spent the last 20 years as a pastor, wedding planner and entrepreneur. He is also part owner and V.P. of Marketing & Author Relations for Heritage Builders Publishing. His first book, “Lawfully Wedded Life” released in 2018. 
Sherman Smith Author & Professor
Dr. Sherman Smith is the author of several best-selling books. A native of Kentucky, he holds multiple degrees and is a professor of English, Publishing and Business.  He is also Managing Partner, Co-Founder and CEO of Heritage Builders Publishing. Dr. Smith splits his time between California, Kentucky and Nicaragua. 
Elizabeth Lasky Writer
When Elizabeth Lasky was 14, two million readers flipped past her letter in the February 1998 issue of VOGUE (US); naturally, it was about Brad Pitt. These days, when she isn’t making fun of vampires, she make fun of residential zoning policy in her column at The Market Urbanism Report. 
Heidi Horsley Professor & Grief Counselor
Dr. Heide Horsley, LCSW, is a grief expert and the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Open to Hope, and international organization committed to providing hope and resources to grieving people. She maintains a private practice in New York, and she co-hosts an award winning cable TV and syndicated talk radio show.  
Gloria Horsley
Therapist & Grief Counselor
 
Dr. Gloria Horsley is an internationally known grief expert, psychotherapist, and bereaved parent.  She started “Open to Hope” to help the millions in the world with grief. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Nurse Specialist, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over 20 years.

Jan Boettcher
Drama Teacher

For thirty years, Jan joyfully taught high school drama, public speaking, English and Bible. She worked on a church staff as a drama director, writing countless sketches and plays. She has also had a successful career as a motivational speaker and now, author. She now lives in Georgia with her husband.

Stephen Elvis Shutts
Music Memorabilia Collector

Stephen Shutts has been authenticating, appraising, buying, selling and brokering country and rock music memorabilia for over 25 years. He has appraised for Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame, and for several celebrity estates. His business, Rockology was seen on CMT with his reality series “Raiders of Rock.”
Steve Horn
Drug Recovery Counselor
 
Steve Horne and his wife, Sharon have been active in the field of Christian recovery from drug and alcohol abuse since 1998. Steve is the Executive Director of DBR Ministries which works in the U.S., Nicaragua, Belize, the Philippines and Mongolia to bring recovery to all people, and do it as part of a Christian ministry.
Scott Nelson Illustrator & Cartoonist Author 
Scott Nelson is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist and author, working with notable greeting card companies American Greeting, Hallmark and Golden Books for Children. He coaches soccer and teaches in pubic schools. He has illustrated nine books and won the Mom’s Choice Award in 2006. He lives in Millbury, MA. 
Lori Ernst Teacher & Interior Designer 
Lori Ernst grew up on a farm in Iowa. She got her degree in Education from Iowa State University, and then taught school in Iowa, Illinois, California and in Manitoba, Canada. She later took up interior design. She now lives in Minnesota with her husband, where she is a proud cancer survivor. 
Charlene MontgomerySongwriter 
Charlene Montgomery and her husband, Earl “Peanut” Montgomery, were George Jone’s closest friends for over 30 years. They were friends with Jones children and with George’s first four wives. In addition, they wrote almost all of the songs that George Jones ever recorded. They live in Sheffield, Alabama.  
Candi StatonEntertainer 
Candi started her singing career at twelve year old in a children’s group called The Jewel Trio, where she shared the stage with greats like Sam Cook, Aretha Franklin, Lou Rawls and Mahalia Jackson. She was nominated for five Grammy awards and was inducted into three halls of fame. She tours frequently in the US and the UK. 
Billy Parker
Writer
 
Billy Parker was born in Tremont, Mississippi and grew up with the first lady of country music, Tammy Wynette. He is author of Extending Shadows and Wagon Road.
Nina Perez-Reed
Teacher & Writer
 
Nina Perez-Reez has spend more than twenty years as a teacher. In recent years, she has become a prolific writer and author. She is the author of Out of the Shadows.
Cory Barton
Teacher
 
Cory Barton currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Brian Barton. Cory taught elementary school in the field of Christian education for 20 years. Her time spent teaching gave her an understanding of ow children can be taught Biblical principles and values through Bible based stories.
Dan Cooley
Pastor
 
Dan Cooley has a BA in theology from Dallas Bible College and an MA in ministry from Moody Graduate School. He is the lead pastor of AnchorPoint Church in Rio Rancho, NM. He started telling bizarre Bible stories as a teen to young campers twenty-five years ago at Camp Peniel in Marble Falls, Texas.
Mylon LeFevre
Musician & Songwriter
 
Mylon LeFevre was born into the pioneering Southern Gospel family, The LeFevres, and he spent some time as a member of the famed Stamps Quartet (1966-1968). Mylon is a songwriter, producer, singer and evangelist .
Christi LeFevre
Interior Designer
 
Christi LeFevre is married to Mylon LeFevre. She gave up a successful career as an interior designer to join her husband’s worldwide ministry. She has recently authored her first children’s book.
Jude Marie
Teacher
 
Jude Marie has taught at elementary schools in California, Nebraska, and Alaska for many years. She completed a Special Education credential at Azusa Pacific University. She leads workshops sharing hope and healing for families going through divorce. She is a remarried with three step sons, three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.
Melanie Warner
Author & Motivational Speaker
 
Melanie Warner is an author, speaker and a publisher of magazine and newspapers for over 25 years. She is the founder of the new Defining Moments book series that offers positive stories of hope and inspiration from people who have overcome extreme challenges in life.
Raquel Aleman
Pastor & Missionary
 
Raquel started a video ministry for encouraging and changing people’s lives. She also housed and nurtured drug addicts, prostitutes, and runaways for over 12 years. Raquel began traveling overseas to help victims of spousal abuse, child molestation, and demonic oppression. An ordained pastor, missionary, and author, she lives in Friant, CA.
Dr. Samuel C. Gipp
Pastor & Author
 
Samuel Gipp has authored over 30 books in addition to a Christian school curriculum. He has also done numerous radio and television interviews. Gipp also travels internationally teaching and preaching. He lives in Canton, OH.

Erin Ward
Teacher


Erin Ward is an enthusiastic author and teach with nine years of experience in elementary classrooms. She was born in Ohio, but has since lived in twelve different states. A graduate of the Universty of Evansville, Erin’s career has led her to teach in Virginia, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. 

Pamela Weidmann
Teacher
 

Pamela Weidmann is an author, teacher and co-founder of Terrific Youth Achievements. Pamela grew up in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and moved to the United States at the age of thirteen. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. 

Linda Simon
Photographer & Author
 
Linda was born and raised in San Francisco, California and has a degree in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She and her husband, David, live in Malibu, California with Izzy, a little heartbeat at Linda’s fee. Her favorite breed of dog is rescue. 
C.T.L. Spear
Speaker & Author
 
C.T.L. Spear is an accomplished speaker, evangelist and author of several books. He has worked as a prison chaplain, publishing consultant and copy editor. He has an B.A. from Grace University and an M.A. from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. 
Ed Jenkins
Councilor & Author
 
Ed Jenkins had a successful career in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He now serves as founder and director of UP Ministries International. Aided by his wife, Cheryl, he preaches, teaches and provide biblical counseling in jails and prisons, including death row. 
Triana Burroughs
Writer & Speaker
 
Triana Burroughs is a freelance writer, blogger and author with a degree in English literature. She is pursuing a Masters in creative writing. She has published a short story and a series of devotionals. Her latest project is a devotional that follows up on her novel, Life of Grace. 
Lila McLaughlin
Screenwriter 
 
Lila McLauglin is a WGA credited screenwriter in Los Angeles. She writes for various production companies for both television and film. She has worked with such big names as CBS Films, Universal Pictures and FOX Entertainment. 
George Mannix
Talent Agent & Soldier 
 
George Mannix is an officer in the Rhode Island Army National Guard. He worked in the file and TV industry prior to reporting for active duty in the Army. George was deployed to Iraq in the infantry. He currently lives and works in Maryland.    
Kathryn Hancock
Church Musician 
 
Kathryn Hancock has been a church pianist for more than 30 years and a piano teacher for 20. Kathryn has dedicated herself to the field of musical bible study. She grew up in Peru as a child of missionaries.  She has a degree from Luther Rice Seminary. 
Jessica Mauderer
Entrepreneur & Activist 
 
Jessica Mauderer has an education in banking and finance, which is the industry in which she works. She also has a passion to help end sex trafficking and to empower people to realize their fullest potential. She volunteers with the One by One Project in Kansas City.    
Gabe Rivera
Pastor & Missionary  
 
Gabe Rivera served as a pastor, missionary and Christian educator for 33 years. For 27 of those years, he lived a double life which cost him his family, position and influence in ministry, which lead to his book Double Soul. He works with Jude 22 Ministries which works with sexual sin.   
Bobby Denton
Musician & Politician  
 
Bobby Denton holds the distinction of being the first artist recorded on a song for commercial use in Alabama. His music career spanned the 50s and 60s and resumed in the 90s. He has also spent many years in the Alabama state legislature earning him the knick name, “The Singing Senator.”