The Perelandra Paradox: Discovery
Captain Ernesto Aguilar is not having a great day. His airline lays him off, and then he arrives home just in time to see his garage explode. Strangely, the blast doesn’t damage the building. Instead, it opens access to a spaceship from the future. Seeing a serendipitous opportunity to generate income to support his family, he secretly attempts to operate the new vehicle. He’s an ex-military pilot, so how hard could it be?
It isn't long before he finds out his secret isn’t as hidden as he believes. Federal authorities suspect he is up to something, and a brutal attack sends Ernesto, his family, and two friends fleeing into space. They struggle to survive while wrestling the cruel dilemma of how—or even if—they can ever return home. An unexpected rescue possibility may present an opportunity, but Ernesto is forced to choose between saving his family or preventing tragedy. Knowing who to trust could save their lives.
Mile-High Missionary - A Jungle Pilot's Memoir
The jungle pilot occupies a high-visibility seat.
His role creates the convincing illusion of connection. But the truth is, he or she often leads a solitary life. He drops in from the sky, visits for 15 minutes, then leaves. He touches many worlds but rarely becomes part of any.
The stories in Mile-High Missionary show how one pilot changed from hiding as a sky-creature to reentering the world of real people.
Sit in the pilot’s seat as this missionary memoir flies you into the Amazon Jungle. Encounter the pilot’s view. See what he saw. Hear what he heard. Meet who he met. Feel what he felt as he wrestles with his own hopes and joys, doubts and fears.
Experience bush aviation first hand as this Christian pilot asks the hard questions:
- Is my airplane safe to fly?
- Can I find one tiny scratch of an airstrip hidden in an immense jungle?
- What if the weather changes?
- Can I land and stay on the runway, then takeoff without hitting trees?
- After all that, am I really helping my passengers’ ministry?
- Does my flying benefit the ex-headhunters I work among?
- Am I honoring God, or just playing with airplanes?
Read how he juggled safety and service while doing a dangerous job, then found himself changed by the ones he served.
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"I rarely experienced fear while flying. But my strongest memory, while hanging by one propeller and four wing attach-bolts over a vast jungle, was that Jesus was always very, very close. That's where my running conversation with Him grew from trickle to torrent."
Former Mission Aviation Fellowship pilot, Jim Manley, swims in a continual downpour of blessing and favor. His compilation of columns from the MAF newsletter will inspire you to see your life as an adventure, as well. Explore over a hundred examples of the Lord revealing Himself in life situations that change the Bible from printed page to living water.