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AuthorHouse, 2011 - Fiction - 108 pages
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THE HEART OF THE PEOPLE In the deep woods, there dwelt a small band of nomads known as the Peacemakers. They were a quiet people who trusted in the goodness of the Father of Spirits and lived from the fruit of the ground. Because they lived in such close communion with the land, the Peacemakers were a humble people, holding gentleness in high esteem. They were a people made up of many tribes of the old country that had been brought together by the Great Hand of Mercy. In the early days, there were many peoples scattered over the old lands of Ability. Ability lay east of the Triall and was an ever-present reminder to the Peacemakers of the land they were now exiled from. The river was, for the most part, feared by many who wandered in the wilderness; for, it was the great river that had separated them from their homeland. The river was believed to be the curse that kept them estranged from their heritage, thereby keeping them besieged by the evil ways of the Horsemen. Yet, it was this same river which forced them to seek every means possible to live peaceably together. Hence, their namesake. Stephen is a fictional story about a Nomadic Tribe. Based on biblical principals, 'Stephen' teaches life lessons to yearning hearts. Gary Zackery, who authored the book, is pleased to welcome John Borgstedt as co-author. John is the author of 'I Love You Mom, Please Don't Break My Heart.'

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About the book 'Stephen' Gary says, "I had written a few short stories before this work that allowed me to touch the lives of a few specific young people in need. 'Stephen' came about as a ministry effort to reach a troubled pre-teen during his time of crisis. Stephen was the son of a dear friend and needed special intervention at that time in his life. I felt that if I could reach him through a short story, it just might be the thing to bring him through his crisis. Well, I will just have to say that short stories do not always remain short. This one became a small book... I hope that of all the people that are blessed by this work, somewhere along the way there are a few Stephens that get to read it too, and that they are helped through their crisis as a result. In the end, it is my prayer that this book will bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. Happy Reading!"Gary Zackery spends most of his days looking for an extra hour he can manipulate into another project or errand! His days are filled with work and play and a day ends when there is no more energy or resources to pull from.Gary rides a Harley and frequently takes it to the prisons where he and his wife, Diann, minister. Gary likes to fish, but seldom finds the time to do so, even while living on a private lake. (The water is literally fifty feet from his back door.) His parents live in the North Texas area, as well as seven siblings.Gary and Diann are Christians first, and they are entrepreneurs. Diann owns and operates a supply business. Gary operates his own firm, StartRight, and is a business consultant and executive coach as well as a Faith Based Anger Management Specialist. They are intrinsically immersed in House Church. They ride motorcycles together with the Christians they meet with in home meetings as well as with the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). They are both involved regularly in prison ministry. They're hobbies include drag racing, fishing, and the rare occasion of being home to piddle around the house. You can learn more about Gary's business activities by visiting him on the web at You may contact him by email at or by phone: (936) 291-2711. Gary also maintains profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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