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Paul McCusker - Author

About the Author

Paul McCusker has sold more than a million books and twenty million audio dramas. His name is also heard daily on radio stations all over the world, and by at least two million listeners every weekend through the Adventures in Odyssey series. He was previously the Creative Director of Focus on the Family.

Featured books by Paul McCusker

The Body Under the Bridge

The Body Under the Bridge

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2015

First in a series of modern whodunits featuring former Scotland Yard detective Father Gilbert and set in a small town in Sussex. Against his will, Father Gilbert is thrown into a mix of local violence and depravity, and the underlying motives of both the living and the dead...

Other books by Paul McCusker

The Body Under the Bridge

The Body Under the Bridge

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2015

First in a series of modern whodunits featuring former Scotland Yard detective Father Gilbert and set in a small town in Sussex. Against his will, Father Gilbert is thrown into a mix of local violence and depravity, and the underlying motives of both the living and the dead...

C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity

C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2014

Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth? C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis's life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis's series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.

Danger Lies Ahead!

Danger Lies Ahead!

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Odyssey is a town filled with wonder, surprises, and even a hint of danger-as Mark Prescott, Jack Davis, and their friends learn in these four stories: Mark learns a new perspective about the people around him in Lights out at Camp What-a-Nut. The King's Quest is an Imagination Station adventure where Mark experiences how God is at work in our world. Jack Davis gets tangled up in a dangerous web of intrigue in Danger Lies Ahead.Patti's future becomes a difficult lesson in truth and consequences in A Carnival of Secrets.

Strange Journey Back

Strange Journey Back

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2013

Mark Prescott's not your typical 10-year-old kid. He has a best friend who's a girl, a mind that has to have answers, and a need to have things the way they used to be. Before it's all over, he learns priceless lessons about friendship, living with change, and the gift of forgiveness.

Passages Volume 2: The Marus Manuscripts

Passages Volume 2: The Marus Manuscripts

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2013

Glennall's Betrayal: In Depression-era Odyssey, James Curtis runs away from home and joins a mysterious group of gypsies. Along the way, he is kidnapped and sold into slavery, where he meets a young man named Glennall. Together, James and Glennall journey to the capital in Marus and discover that there is a higher purpose to the random events of their lives. Based on the biblical story of Joseph, Glennall's Betrayal models for the reader what it means to trust God in every circumstance and to forgive those who have wronged us. Any fan of Tolkien will appreciate this fantasy story, and with a new cover and interior graphics, it's better than ever! Draven's Defiance: While running through an old railroad tunnel, Scott Graham bumps his head, and suddenly finds himself in another world where time has stopped and he is expected to fulfill a purpose he knows nothing about-set for him by the Unseen One. In a wartime period resembling Nazi Germany, Scott must learn from a daring prophet and take a stand that will affect an entire nation-and his very life. Based on the biblical story of Elijah, Draven's Defiance retells the story from a kid's perspective, helping kids understand the themes and principles in God's Word. Fendar's Legacy: Danny, Michelle, and Wayne jump into a river and come out of the water to find themselves in a fountain in another land. When these three young travelers unexpectedly journey from Odyssey to Marus, two of them join forces with an exiled prince to free an oppressed people, while the other is enticed by the kingdom's riches. Will the epic struggle lead to a terrible parting? Based on the biblical story of Moses, and written from a kid's perspective, Fendar's Legacy teaches about the freedom found in following God's plan.

Passages Volume 1: The Marus Manuscripts

Passages Volume 1: The Marus Manuscripts

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2013

Arin's Judgment: One minute, Wade Mullins is at home, attempting to destroy top-secret drawings for the atomic bomb. The next minute, he's in an alternate world staring at a strange prophet who says Wade is the final sign, an end-time omen of a culture on the verge of annihilation. Darien's Rise: Anna wanted superpowers, but now she's not so sure after being transported to a new planet. She sees visions of the future. And her brother Kyle is a bodyguard who can't fail. But both of their powers are only used to help Darien, the rightful heir to the throne of Marus. Darien is being held by a man so evil, not even Anna and Kyle can save him. Annison's Risk: Maddy finds herself in a strange new land called Marus where a conquering king is about to marry a princess. The king's most trusted adviser is hatching an evil plot to stamp out followers of the "e;old faith,"e; and Maddy discovers that plan includes the new princess. Should Maddy reveal the truth and usher in political chaos? Or will the princess have to give up her life to bring peace?

Point of No Return

Point of No Return

Author: Paul McCusker Format: eBook Release Date: 13/04/2012

Fans of the long-running audio series Adventures in Odyssey can hardly remember a time when there wasn't a Connie or a Eugene-or an Imagination Station. But there was. Now step back in time as these exciting novels whisk you away to the days before the popular radio show. Standing up for what you believe isn't easy, as the kids in Odyssey discover in these four engaging stories. In Point of No Return, Jimmy Barclay finds that doing the right thing can cost him everything he thinks is most precious. In Dark Passage, Jack Davis and Matt Booker ignore a keep-out sign on the Imagination Station. Suddenly, they're in pre-Civil War America, where slave traders capture Matt. The story continues in Freedom Run as Matt escapes from the slave traders and is joined by Jack for a thrilling Underground Railroad adventure. In The Stranger's Message, Mr. Whittaker and the kids at Whit's End meet a stranger in need and ask themselves, "e;What would Jesus do?"e; Author Paul McCusker has written over 200 episodes of Adventures in Odyssey and been involved from the early days of the show. Set in a time before the radio show, these stories often reference the beginnings of inventions like the Imagination Station, familiar characters like the Barclays coming to town, and other AIO references that fans will enjoy.

Peril in the Palace

Peril in the Palace

Author: Paul McCusker, Marianne Hering Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

The place? China in 1271. The quest? The golden tablet of Kublai Khan. The problem? Just about everything! The Imagination Station adventures continue as cousins Patrick and Beth are kidnapped by Mongol warriors. Only the friendship of fellow traveler Marco Polo saves them from harm. They are brought to the Mongol palace, where the Kublai Khan dislikes both their gifts and their message about Christianity. The tension grows when the Mongol magicians challenge the cousins to a spiritual power showdown. As war breaks out, Beth and Patrick are locked in a secret room to prevent their escape. How do the cousins get the golden tablet they need to save Mr. Whittaker's friend Albert? How do they escape the city and find the Imagination Station? Enter the perilous palace and find out!

Attack at the Arena

Attack at the Arena

Author: Paul McCusker, Marianne Hering Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

Patrick and Beth learn that Mr. Whittaker's fancy ring can be seen inside the Imagination Station but not outside of the machine. A mysterious letter leads the cousins to fifth-century Rome in search of a special cup that belongs to a monk. If found, the cup could keep the mysterious Albert out of prison. At the Roman Colosseum, Emperor Honorius is hosting a gladiator battle in celebration of a war victory. Beth attends the event as the emperor's slave; Patrick attends as a monk's apprentice but is taken prisoner and sent to fight in the arena. During their adventure, the cousins meet Telemachus (a true historical figure), a monk who believes that fighting is wrong. Telemachus is willing to risk everything-even his life-to stop the killing. When the cousins return with the cup, they find that a third letter has been sent with more information about Albert's fate.

Revenge of the Red Knight

Revenge of the Red Knight

Author: Paul McCusker, Marianne Hering Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2012

In this Imagination Station adventure, Patrick and Beth find themselves as guests in a beautiful castle in 15th-century England. Through a series of events, the steward of Lord Darkthorn's castle finds the cousins with three artifacts collected in their previous adventures: the stone, the cup, and the golden tablet. They are accused of being thieves and locked in jail. Beth escapes and discovers the identity of the real thief, leading to a jousting contest with a surprising outcome. Set during the War of the Roses in England, Revenge of the Red Knight will teach readers about the Crusades, the integrity of knights and the vows they took, and why men would choose to risk their lives to fight for Christianity.

Voyage with the Vikings

Voyage with the Vikings

Author: Paul McCusker, Marianne Hering Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2012

While visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit's Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn't found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson-and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker's workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet. Join Patrick and Beth as they continue their travel to various lands and time in the Imagination Station book series.

The First Church of Pete's Garage

The First Church of Pete's Garage

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Darien's Rise

Darien's Rise

Author: Paul McCusker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2009

Twists and Turns

Twists and Turns

Author: Paul McCusker, Aio Team, Focus Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 24/02/2009

Back on the Air

Back on the Air

Author: Paul McCusker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/02/2009

Out of Time

Out of Time

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2009

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2008

Point of No Return

Point of No Return

Author: Paul McCusker Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2007

Risks and Rewards

Risks and Rewards

Author: Paul McCusker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/11/2004

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