Angel of Mercy by Michael Marcela
A U.S. Christian Commission Delegate in the Civil War

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In 1862, a young preacher in New Jersey attends a gathering in the town square where a speaker from the United States Christian Commission is preaching to the crowd. The speaker, Zachariah Owens, is calling for recruits to this new, evangelical service ministry for soldiers far away, fighting to save the Union. The young preacher, Noah Sawyers, feels the Lord calling him to join this organization Alive with excitement, he heads home to tell his wife, Mary of his decision. And so begins the emotional, spiritual and physical journey of Noah Sawyers as described in Angel Of Mercy: A Christian Commission Delegate in the Civil War. This Christian historical novel follows Noah from his comfortable home in New Jersey to the camps, battlefields and hospitals of South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Through his experiences, we learn about the work of the United States Christian Commission and also grow close to Noah, his wife Mary, the lovable Zachariah Owens and various spies, generals and soldiers. Through his war-time journey facing illness, death and challenges, Noah grows in his understanding of living in God's will, of his own strength and abilities and just what living by faith really means. Relive through Noah the challenges of life in the field, the gruesome reality of war and suffering, the meaning of friendship and discipleship and the rewarding work of responding to God's call.

About Michael Marcela

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Mike Marcela is a Civil War Reeanactor who has a great passion for studying all facets of this defining moment in our history. He has been a living historian since 1998. Mike not only portrays a Union and Confederate soldier at events throughout the Southeastern United States, but also brings to life the United States Christian Commission, reeanacting the role of a USCC Field Delegate. Angel of Mercy is his first novel. He wrote Angel of Mercy to inform others of the U.S. Christian Commission and it's unbelievable contributions to our country's soldiers. Angel of Mercy is the only novel published about this great organization. By day, Mike is a Special Education Administrator. He and his family live in Huntersville, NC.
Published December 21, 2010 by Authorhouse. 284 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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