The Stones of Gilgal novels

Experience a little-known slice of biblical history as never before in this well-researched and highly imaginative epic. The Stones of Gilgal novels chronicle the journey of the Children of Israel out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land. While prophets, priests, and kings jostle for power and cultures collide, a new generation of Israelites struggles for survival as they reclaim the land of Canaan which has been help captive by the forces of evil for centuries.



Trouble in the Ruins

The Children of Israel are eager to claim the Promised Land after their miracle crossing of the Jordan River. And when the walls of Jericho come down, it seems that victory will be theirs. But surrounded by hostile nations, they will have to learn to rely on their faith as never before.

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Balaam’s Curse

The rebellion, plague, and war unleashed by the evil prophet Balaam eradicates the last of the Exodus generation and plunges the naive wilderness-bred young people of the next generation into a vortex of violence and upheaval beyond anything they could have imagined.

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Sikh Festival, Seeking Insight

“Sikh and ye shall find.” What I learned at the Nagar Kirtan festival in Yuba City last weekend.

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Time to Celebrate

At the sound of Joshua’s shofar and the breathtaking touch of Yahweh’s hand, the walls of Jericho fall. But dire trouble rises from the ruins. Trouble in the Ruins chronicles a period just over fifty days, spanning the spring grain harvests of Canaan. The Israelites are eager to celebrate their new life in the Promised Land, and God has already […]

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February Reflections ~ “Beloved, let us love one another”

A Valentine Story Tucked Into the Heart of Black History Month  I really love Valentine’s Day. Even more than I like getting chocolates and flowers, I love having another reason to say I love you. I want to take every opportunity to tell my husband, my children and grandchildren, and a handful of other precious […]

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About the Author

C. L. Smith, beloved junior high school English and history teacher, has been captivating audiences around the world for years with the timeless thrill of biblical tales. The "Stones of Gilgal" novels weave the author’s lifetime love of learning and people into the fabric of obscure ancient texts from the books of Numbers, Joshua, and Judges creating a tapestry of rich scenes and colorful characters that will enchant readers for years to come. Learn more