David C Cook is a nonprofit organization dedicated to publishing and distributing leadership and discipleship resources to help Christians all over the world grow in their faith and pass it on to the next generation. We call this “DiscipleShaping“. We were established in 1875 by David Caleb Cook in Chicago, IL. Since that time, we have published numerous bestselling books from The Picture Bible to Crazy Love by Francis Chan, developed over ten lines of Sunday school curriculum, and published many of today’s most popular praise and worship songs through our music division, Kingsway.
Middle-grade boys, teen boys, girls, and even adults of all ages will devour this, adventure lovers will eat this up!
Gladius Oldmont has just begin the Bartlett Trial: a rite of passage that entails spending a month alone in the wilderness
Though he’s just 15, Gladius must fend for himself against the dangers that lurk in Longwood Forest. Sinister creatures are waiting around every corner. In order to survive, he must get help from others he meets along the way, and find the strength he’ll need to make it out alive.
J. A. Paul is the author of the Gladius Adventure Series, where a simple run through the woods turns into an epic coming-of-age story certain to please those with a wild spirit who crave the next adventure.
One night after a long bedtime story, his sons challenged him to write a book. After years of writing short stories he decided to give it a try. Borrowing an idea from a friend he asked his boys to choose three “things” to include in the story. They chose a dragon, a tree and a ruby and from those three seeds the story of Gladius grew. J.A. Paul set out to show his three sons that if you set your mind to something, it can be done.
International best-selling author Tallulah Grace is an aficionado of anything paranormal, loves to read a good thriller and creates characters as both a hobby and a profession. Tallulah was born and raised in a small southern town located in the foothills of the vibrant Blue Ridge Mountains. When she’s not developing characters and weaving stories, Tallulah enjoys antiquing and bead-weaving.