In this fully stocked 246-page novel two beloved favorites come together—Jesus and Walmart. Fueled by Pastor Malachi Marble’s fall from faith, which tumbles him into the late night world of Walmart.
Author Rick Leland spent fourteen months working as a Walmart Overnight Stocker doing research for the book. Well, not purely for research. “Actually I needed the money to live on,” Leland said. “But I knew God was working something out in my life, as inspiration for Jesus at Walmart emerged even before my first night’s work was over.”
Walk past the greeter; into the heart of Walmart with Malachi Marble. Grab a shopping cart. You’ll need something to hang onto during this trip to Walmart like no other. And when you exit Jesus at Walmart, expect to leave a changed person
Welcome Dear Reader,
You are a notable blessing from God in my life. Have you ever thought of yourself that way? You are.
You're an important part of what I do. No readers equals no writer.
I thank God he's given me a larger share of readers then I deserve. That's grace--getting what you don't deserve. God's grace.
My desire is to serve you through my God-given ability. The word ministry means to serve. That puts a smile on my face.
Before I leave this thread of thought: let me say this, "A big thank you to all who have reached out to me." Letting me know that my ministry has impacted your life. An email, a heart-felt review is like a standing ovation at the end of a concert. Yeah, I surely don't deserve it. More grace. Isn't God good!
O.K. about me. So who is this Rick Leland guy?
Here we go:
I got saved 20 years ago. Really saved. No turning back ever saved. My dear Mom prayed me into the Kingdom. She was somewhat of a writer herself.
Not long after my Jesus-journey commenced, I heard God's still, small voice telling me I was to be a writer. I was more than surprised since I had never had a hint of such an aspiration. Especially since in school English and such were my most challenging subjects and ever-faithful Mom's homework assistance rescued me too many times to count.
Still I heeded the call and then pursued training through Christian Writers Guild. Before completing the course work, I was writing a column for my local newspaper. Entitled: Pastor's Profile. God opened up an amazing opportunity and I even got paid for doing it.
Next, I launched another newspaper column called Inspiration Point, whose reach extended to well over a 100 newspapers in nearly every state.
And then came book writing:
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The Jesus at Walmart Trilogy: These books have so resonated with people. I'm humbled by the kind words people have said about these books. Jesus is absolutely my bread of life. Always and forever. But thank you dear readers for your kind words, they are food for a writer's soul.
An Amish Awakening: This is a true story. An amazing one. Please: just buy this book. You won't be disappointed. It's less than three bucks on Amazon. If I went shopping a Walmart, what would be the coolest thing I could get for three dollars. Oh, as a side note: my wife Nancy (my amazing wife) just got a job at Walmart here in South Haven, Michigan.
When I'm not writing, I can often be found building things. And when I'm not doing that, spending time with my grandchildren and playing my mandolin are two activities that give me great pleasure.
And sometimes I get to do both at the same time. When I'm playing in a band I call the Sammy Schrock Band (named after my great grandfather). The band is comprised of my granddaughter Magaly, Nancy-my wife, and myself. We're rather entry level, playing mainly original worship songs. But do have a nice version of No Longer Slaves (I Am a Child of God) in our rotation.
I attend to my fitness by running on the beach or trails and participating in an occasional mud run.
While all of these activities are eclipsed by going for a walk on the shores of Lake Michigan with my wife of nearly 35 years-Nancy. God has blessed us to be able to live five-blocks from the beach in South Haven, Michigan.
Thank you again dear reader for stopping by.
So this is the way I see it. Or as Malachi Marble from Jesus at Walmart would say, "Here's the deal."....we're in this together. I look forward to hearing from you.
Fix your eyes on Jesus,
What the Readers are Saying
"Ricks manner of writing is like the tide waters on the east coast, they pull you in...so compelling that you will not be able to resist reading the next page."
"LOVE it !! LOVE all
the scripture. LOVE the message."
"It's a must read. Heart
warming and uplifting."
"I thoroughly enjoyed
it and really felt God's spirit as I read it. So many of the happenings and
using of God's Word was true to life and authentic."
"This is an awesome book!
Rick Leland is a great writer and this story is a good example of how we as
Christians ought to see every situation."
"I had a hard time putting
the book down.Read it almost too fast wanting to see what happened next.Had to
have second book and now looking for the third one."
"THE CHARACTERS ARE SO
INTERESTING AND WELL DESCRIBED. YOU'LL FEEL YOU KNOW THEM. DARLING STORY,
YOU'LL NEVER FEEL THE SAME WHEN YOU SHOP AT WALMART."
"This book changed my life
thank you! God clearly used this book
to speak to me. I highly recommend this one."
"Couldn't put it down. Cannot
wait to read the next one. This book is so inspirational and a definite read. I
would recommend it to ANYONE."
"I have been angry with God
for sometime. This novel was God's way of bringing me back to Him, on his
terms. Thank you, Jesus."
"This will warm your heart/soul..."
"I found this book to be a
breath of fresh air."