Standing For Truth
By Tamera Lynn Kraft
One thing I loved about researching my new historical novel, Red Sky Over America, was learning more about abolitionists before the Civil War. These brave men and women stood for truth when it went against the culture of their time. America was an abolitionist who attended college in Ohio. She choose to stand for truth by traveling to Kentucky to confront her father about slavery.
Ohio had the largest Underground Railroad of any state in the Union. It is believed that every county in Ohio had a route. Many slaves would escape over the Ohio River and through Ohio on their way to Canada. This was a dangerous undertaking because, even though Ohio was a free state, the Fugitive Slave Law made it so anyone helping escaped slaves could be fined and jailed.
The strong stand these abolitionists took then remind us today to stand for truth no matter what the politically correct culture says. The Word of God is the only standard for truth.
We are not the first generation to buck our culture, nor are the abolitionists of the early 1800s. In the early days of the church, Peter and John were brought before the religious leaders of their time and were told to stop preaching the Gospel. This was their response.
"Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, 'We ought to obey God rather than men.'"
May we have the courage of Christians who have gone before us and always speak God's truth.
Red Sky Over America
Ladies of Oberlin, Book 1
By Tamera Lynn Kraft
In 1857, America, the daughter of a slave owner, is an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College, a school known for its radical ideas. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves.
America's classmate, William, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching storm sweeping the nation and may not make it home to Ohio or live through the struggle.
"Red Sky Over America tackles the most turbulent time in history with thorough research and fascinating characters. Tamera Lynn Kraft has woven a tale about the evils of slavery that should never be forgotten." -- Mary Ellis, author of The Quaker and the Rebel, The Lady and the Officer, and The Last Heiress.
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Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures. She loves to write historical fiction set in the United States because there are so many stories in American history.
Tamera has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire for Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist and has written children’s church curriculum. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.
You can contact Tamera online at these sites.