The Overcomers


Christian Romance, Books of Faith: The Overcomers by Phil Emmert gives chilling perspectives on faith, fortitude, and perseverance. You might even recognize yourself. The Overcomers, with bonus story: More Precious than a Sunset. Two Christian Tales of Family, Fortitude and Faith


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Those outside our circle may not really know who we are—we assume facades to disguise our worries or afflictions. We wear our masks and pretend to be fine, while on the inside, the monsters lurk, ever present. Ultimately, we will make decisions which change our course forever. We take that proverbial fork in the road. Is it the broad highway that leads to destruction? Or is it the less-traveled path that leads to a fulfilling life? Time will tell; time always tells.

We all face many demons in this life. These demons have many names: hardship, bitterness, boredom, misgivings, addictions, and hopelessness, to name a few. To take flight from life or to fight for it? These are our choices.

In this book, which delivers two resonating Christian stories, we get to know people who overcome their despair through faith in Christ. As you read these accounts and get acquainted with the players, you may suddenly find that you know these people . . . You may even catch a glimpse of yourself in the reflection of these pages.

The wonderful love about which Christ speaks in his word overcomes these adversaries in a most magnificent way—not always as we had hoped and not always as we had anticipated. But always better than we could ever imagine.

Also click to learn more about Phil Emmert’s other books: When War Was Heck and the followup The Afterglow of War: Lessons Learned as well as America Rebooted and The Reprieve.

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Phil Emmert


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Author Phil Emmert - red shirtPhil Emmert left a secure job at Dow Chemical Company in 1970 to enroll at Johnson Bible College in Tennessee. After graduation at age 37, he became a full-time minister. Phil continued to preach and was a social worker in the Department of Social Services in North Carolina. He later became a counselor in the county school system in North Carolina. While in this position, at the age of sixty-three, he began to write motivational thoughts for teachers and staff in the school system. He is the father of three sons and a daughter. He has eleven grandchildren.

Phil’s many experiences with young people as a father, grandfather, minister, children’s social worker, and counselor have contributed greatly to his writings. As a counselor, he took a special interest in fourth- and fifth-graders. He observed that many of these children were not fond of history, focusing instead on current adventure books.

Because of this, When War Was Heck was born. Phil began to write about his hometown of Lebanon, Indiana, during the Second World War, from the perspective of a ten-year-old boy. The characters are real, although the names may be changed and the events out of sequence. He adds the imaginations of a child to this story as well.

Phil Emmert combines easy reading with history, and seasons the story with homespun bits of humor and nostalgia in When War Was Heck. Phil hopes you’ve enjoyed these adventures including Peanut, Mary Anne, and Buck the border collie . . . and the events that influenced Phil’s life as a young child.