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About Dr. Lin Wilder
Her memoir, Finding the Narrow Path, recounts her journey away from God and back again.
She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work, including five Feathered Quills, five IAN's, three NABE Pinnacles, two Literary Titans, three N.N. Lights, and a Readers Favorite Best Book. She lives in northern Nevada.
Signed copies of her books can be purchased at linwilder.com.
Her weekly blog ranks in the first third of the top 100 Christian blogs and book reviews.
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“The time I was born for is here. I will wage war against these Christians, and I will emerge victorious. My name is Saul.”
St. Paul the Apostle is a towering biblical figure, but almost nothing is known about his early life as Saul of Tarsus.
As death loomed over him at Mamertine Prison in Rome, under the watchful eye of his jailer and final follower Aurelius, he wrote:
I will die tomorrow. In the morning, around sunrise.
There are two things for which I am eminently grateful: That I have been permitted to have fought the good fight and finished the race marked out for me; and that I will not have to endure another winter in this place.
Starting from that pivotal moment, blending historical fact with audacious creativity, the author of the award-winning I, Claudia propels us back through the life of the man who would become St. Paul. Her vividly imagined, well-founded tale of loss, transformation, and divine intervention will captivate believers and non-believers alike who yearn for the human truth and drama behind the scriptures. “I am convinced that Saul is a man for our times,” explains Wilder, “primarily because he was interested in just one thing: truth.”
"They were the faces of my dreams..."
Claudia Procula--wife of one of the most controversial figures in ancient history--comes alive to twenty-first-century readers in a groundbreaking new novel by the award-winning author of the Lindsey McCall medical mystery series.
For decades, the daughter of the last Oracle at Delphi has suppressed the secrets of her birth, extensive education, and marriage to the notorious Fifth Prelate of Judea--Pontius PIlate. Now, at age seventy-nine, she feels compelled to leave behind her story for the world and set the record straight about the beginnings of modern history.
He has had his arms raised for how many hours now? Shouldn't there be a Joshua to help this Moses? I suppressed a smile at my wittiness, knowing better than to voice the thought aloud. My ladies would be shocked by my allusion to the great Jewish prophet. Well aware of my reputation as an empty-headed nitwit among those who served my husband, such low expectations had served me well. Best to maintain the fiction.
In a surprising change of genre and style, Wilder brings her extensive research and wide-ranging imagination to bear on the seminal story of our time: the passion of the Christ. The result is a compelling and harrowing love story replete with historical figures such as Seneca, Socrates, and Pilate himself. It is sure to captivate both believers and skeptics alike, and remain in readers' minds long after the last page is turned.
Dr. Lindsey McCall’s worst fears are realized. Not only have both drugs been stolen but two women have been kidnapped—one maybe dead. Lindsey had known Liisa Reardon’s new drug was alchemy, only this time, the end product actually more precious than gold.
The desperate call from Hank Reardon in Switzerland came late at night causing too many questions. And no answers. Could Lindsey and Rich Jansen uncover who was behind the crimes? It was an inside job-could they figure out who had sold out the Reardons? All in time to save Reardon’s daughter and her chief tech Ariana? Were they risking their lives as well?
Eighteen-year-old Morgan Gardner did not seem like someone who could save the world—unless you took the time to notice her eyes. And most people didn’t.
Morgan’s exceptional gifts were known only to her and to the animals she could understand better than people. For a long time, she told no one about her nightmares. Embarrassed and afraid that no one would believe her, Morgan waited until it was almost too late. Then she confided in her mom’s best friend, Dr. Lindsey McCall.
Lindsey and her husband Rich had worked hard to reestablish their lives and careers after their last harrowing escapade. Relocated in a beautiful California home and newly reunited with Lindsey’s biological daughter LJ, all seemed to be going smoothly—until an enemy from their past returned with as deadly a plan as they could imagine.
The fourth novel in Lin Wilder’s popular Lindsey McCall series is her best one yet—combining the innovative medical research her readers have come to admire with a new and terrifying threat to the world’s population: a biological timebomb. Vivid characters old and new rampage across the continents of Europe, Asia, and the U.S. to stop the contagion, picking up steam as they head toward a life-or-death climax in the remote Qinghai province of China.
Malthus Revisited adds a dystopian element to Wilder’s evolving Lindsey McCall mystery series, and is guaranteed to captivate both her loyal fans and eager newcomers to its last riveting page.
In her dedication to her book of poems, Dr. Lin Wilder eloquently prepares her reader for the experience of reading the fifty poems enclosed in A Search for the Sacred. Wilder divides the poems into three sections; the reasons for the categories become clear early into the reading of the poems.
There is a journey here. One that begins amidst deep personal loss and grief- some surprisingly intimate portrayals of a woman suddenly alone. Some of her poems are raw; uncomfortably so.
Here's an example of one of her poems- a personal favorite:
Is there a place called home
Where memories and tradition await
Patiently hidden in places made deep
By relentless pursuit of useless truths.
Do we come trailing clouds of glory
Only to don the actors pose
And spend too many years and tears
Reclaiming wisdom lost so long ago
Saved finally by the knowledge
That human truth is shadow and illusion
Yet uplifted by one hope and prayer
That pur path toward peace and
Understanding lies patiently waiting
For our gaze to turn back to the
Place where we began.
After her series of articles is awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, investigative reporter Kate Townsend is haunted by the knowledge that her new-found fame has been purchased at too high a price. She is certain that McCall, an internationally acclaimed cardiologist, researcher, and a 2002 nominee for the Nobel Prize for Medicine, is not guilty.
Texas governor Greg Bell hires former homicide detective and criminal defense attorney Rich Jansen to fix the escalating problems at the Huntsville Prisons recently inflamed by a lawsuit against infamous inmate Dr. Lindsey McCall. When Jansen’s skills quickly result in the resignation of an incompetent prison medical director, he realizes that this strange saga is just beginning.
Mark Twain wrote that forgiveness was the fragrance shed by a violet upon the heel of the boot that has crushed it. This medical mystery weaves together the lives of two sisters, Lindsey and Paula, with those of strangers as each copes with loss, betrayal, jealousy, and the exquisitely painful journey to forgiveness.
What if your former girlfriend decides to use her 6-year-old daughter to punish you for breaking up with her?
How do you prove that you are innocent of the worst case of sexual perversion against a child?
Is it possible to refute the lies of a beautiful, seemingly innocent, little girl?
When Gabe McAllister decorated former Marine and respected Texas State Trooper, walked out of his condo in west Houston on a Tuesday morning to head to a meeting of the newly formed task force of the DEA, Texas State Police, and Border Patrol, he found five Houston cops waiting to collar him for the rape of 6-year-old Annie Bridges.
His next several days and weeks are a blur as he realizes belatedly that he has no chance against his diminutive accuser, his implicit trust in the fairness of the justice system shattered, McAllister lands in the Huntsville prison, sentenced to 3 counts of 20 to life sentences.
In the sequel to The Fragrance Shed By A Violet, Lin Wilder embroils characters in another complex web of dysfunctional family, deceit, revenge and the politics of courtrooms. Pulitzer Prize reporter Kate Townsend’s front page story for her newspaper, The Houston Tribune, about a juror–the foreman of McAllister’s jury–stepping forward to speak about the case and her concern about why McAllister was not granted a retrial galvanizes Houstonians once again: Had a Houston jury convicted another innocent person?
Dr. Lindsey McCall, former inmate at Huntsville and now Medical Director at the Prisons and Rich Jansen, Chief Warden at the prisons are faced with the all-too-familiar question of just how involved should they get as Townsend begins to dig into the background of little Annie Bridges and her mother. When Townsend reveals the details of her new investigative series: A Nation of Law: The Dark Side, Jansen is more than intrigued.
Deciding to walk away from God did not come easily or quickly. Nor did the decision to return.
These kinds of tumultuous events feel as if they happen impulsively, spontaneously. But, if we take the time to look back at patterns, we find the seeds of the decision sown years before the actual action. This was not a book medical fiction writer Lin Wilder planned to write. Ever. Until she remembered a promise made to a friend years before.
Author Wilder explains: Exactly how much of my personal life should be included in this book has been a tough decision to make. This is, after all, the story of a conversion, not an autobiography. Many of my choices, judgments, and their consequences remain painful, even humiliating to revisit, writing them down, even more so. Initially, I questioned the relevance of describing elements of my career, education and relationships with men- in short, my pre-Catholic world in detail. Since I did not convert until midlife, there are a lot of territories to cover. But I realize that my use of the term 'lost years' makes no sense unless I place them squarely in the context of the person I was then. Without the details of my early life, unpleasant as they are to recall, much less write, this sense of drifting and of aimlessness are merely words which lack substance. They are unidimensional. In talks to church groups about life with and without my faith, I frequently used 'ground' while I stomped the floor I stood on, forcefully, as I worked to convey what is gained and lost with and without faith.
Faith and all which accompanies religion like regular church attendance and a belief that there is something greater here, someone present, informs our decisions and choices, even our goals. Just so, its absence widens all boundaries. More and more is acceptable.
This, at times, brutally honest story of the reasons for Wilder's walk away from God, then years later, return, cannot fail to provoke and challenge.
Or whether your brother-in-law is right when he insists that these are all scams, that no one can make money working from home on their computer?
Or perhaps you are wondering just what kind of business you should join?
Lin Wilder is an experienced network marketer who learned the basics of sales through trial and error and became extremely effective at distinguishing between tire kickers and serious prospects. Her advice on closing your prospects is packed with practical, simple information you will not find elsewhere.
This book is a primer and will cover the basics of just what it takes to start a virtual franchise or an affiliate marketing business.
You'll receive helpful information about the mechanics of an on-line business to writing advertising copy through tips on how to deal with unhappy customers.
This is not a book promising success to everyone; Wilder knows first hand that succeeding in business is hard work.
But though out her 15 chapters you can feel her commitment to the joys of working for yourself, from home, and her desire to help you do so too.
CHAPTER ONE - WHY DO YOU WANT TO DO AN ON-LINE BUSINESS?
CHAPTER TWO - MECHANICS OF RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS FROM HOME
CHAPTER THREE - SELECTING THE RIGHT BUSINESS
CHAPTER FOUR - GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER FIVE - AIM TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR NOT A ONETREPRENEUR
CHAPTER SIX - ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR TOOLBOX
CHAPTER SEVEN - LEADS
CHAPTER EIGHT - BASICS OF TALKING WITH PROSPECTS
CHAPTER NINE - HANDLING OBJECTIONS AKA THE CLOSE
CHAPTER TEN –A WORD OR THREE ABOUT UNHAPPY CUSTOMERS
CHAPTER ELEVEN - FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING GOOD COPY
CHAPTER TWELVE - HOW TO SOUND PROFESSIONAL IN YOUR EMAILS
CHAPTER THIRTEEN - DRIVING TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE
CHAPTER FOURTEEN - CONVERTING TRAFFIC TO CUSTOMERS
CHAPTER FIFTEEN - SUMMARY
In her second chapter which she calls The Second Secret, Wilder does a fairly comprehensive job of explaining the history leading up to the Can Spam Act and offers simple and practical advice about how to comply with the laws affecting network marketing and MLM.
But the meat of this very readable little book is contained in her three chapters on best practices for emailing, advice on headlining and her excellent section on what she calls "writing power copy."
Her treatment of social media and its impact on marketing is a little light but understandable since most major companies are still experimenting with marketing via social media.
I liked her lists, attention to the import of basic writing skills and her liberal use of experts sprinkled throughout the book. The author states that she intends the book to be read by those brand new to an online business but the information contained here applies as well to those of us who have been marketing for years.
Her chapters on leads and how to judge them is based on her 15 year experience in the business. There is even a chapter which Wilder's customers have commented on: The inspirational section about "The River" continues to inspire and be uplifting–we all have slow days and discouragement in this business,and it really helps to have something to "pick yourself up,
dust yourself off and start all over again" with!