Do age-old Bible stories still hold relevance today? Does a forgiving God still exist?
In Volume 1, the first of eight installments of The Long Ride, the Mackenzie family, who seem to enjoy an idyllic Christian life on a North Dakota horse ranch, is introduced.
The aftermath of one stormy night changed everything. The incidents of that night will test Luke Mackenzie’s family to the breaking point.
With his personal life in shambles he moves his family to central Florida to start over. One of his sons, though, does not agree and strikes out on his own for the lure of easy money in Las Vegas. Luke and his remaining children continue being faithful to the plan God has for them and they prosper. The Prodigal son’s fortunes are not so good.
Then, a chance meeting with an unlikely angel moves the son to take action. Is this a word directly from God? Is it too late? Will the father really welcome his wayward son home?
And as they did from North Dakota to Florida, the Mackenzie family will again have to make The Long Ride…. but will the son do it alone?
This story is set to become a motion picture later this year. Check out the movie plans at www.thelongridemovie.com and other planned faith-themed movies at www.lazarusfilmworks.com.
De Miller is a former newspaperman now living in Mount Dora, Florida. He has been writing for three decades, first as a reporter, photographer and editor for The Kansas City Star and The Kansas City Kansan newspapers, then as the Public Information Officer for the Wyandotte County Commissioners in Kansas. Over the years as a freelancer he has had material published in such diverse publications as Crafting Magazine, The Sporting News and The National Enquirer. Among other writing accomplishments, he wrote the script for and produced two direct-to-video comedy movies starring Jerry Mathers and 60s music icon Tiny Tim; wrote the scripts for and directed a series of children's videos and wrote scripts for informational videos for the county government.
Since moving to Florida, he has become a Christian and devoted much of his writing time to Christian endeavors. He wrote and directed a Christian movie, Daniel’s Lot, starring Emmy award winner Gary Burghoff (Radar from M*A*S*H) which is now in worldwide release through the Bridgestone Multimedia Group. (www.danielslot.com)
He has also devoted a great deal of time to his writing passion, working on novels and short stories. (www.demiller.com)
His other passion is the Christian radio station he operates. The station, WTYG, 91.5 FM (We Thank You God) serves north-central Florida in the town of Sparr. (www.wtygfm.com)
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