Rusty Whitener - PASTOR, NOVELIST, SCREENWRITER

Novel “Season of MYSTERIES,” the sequel to “Season of Miracles,” films this Summer 2016

“Robins” & Producer Dave Moody

Rebecca and me at the Christy Awards

The sequel novel “Season of Mysteries” is scheduled to film Summer, 2016, Nashville.  (feature film; Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures).  Great to be working again with Dave Moody, Josh Moody, and the whole wonderful Moody clan!

Season of Mysteries is a story of faith, a mix of supernatural intrigue and comic adolescence!

Season of Mysteries is a story of faith, a mix of supernatural intrigue and comic adolescence!

Season of Miracles DVD

Season of Miracles DVD

I’m thrilled too that my nephew John Whitener is cast in a key role. John is a recent graduate of Regent University’s Acting Program. He’s very gifted, loves the Lord, and he’s a blast to be around!  The DVD or Blue-ray of the movie “Season of Miracles” can be ordered from the Online Shop at Elevating Entertainment’s Online Shop.  The “Season of Miracles: Soundtrack” is also available from iTunes.

John Schneider plays “Coach”

A Season of Miracles won the Book of the Year Award Gold Medal (ForeWord Review, affiliated with the American Library Association), in the “Fiction – Religious” category.  The book was also a Finalist in two categories in the 2011 Christy Awards (“Contemporary Fiction” and “First Novel”).

Matt Diaz (Atlanta Braves outfielder): “A SEASON OF MIRACLES” is a touching, challenging and beautiful story about how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.  I was reacquainted with my childhood.”

The SEQUEL NOVEL, “A SEASON OF MYSTERIES”  is set in 1976, five years later in the same small Alabama town. The youths are in high school and some very intriguing phenomena, intimations of a cosmic struggle,  shake their teenage world (Library Journal calls it “suspenseful, yet often humorous”) even while they surf comically through the trials of coming of age.  Christy award winning (“Promises To Keep”) novelist Ann Tatlock says: “A Season of MYSTERIES” is a multifaceted gem of a story – beautiful,intelligent, thoughtul and, at just the right times, laugh-out-loud hilarious.”  Award-winning author Jenny Cote (Epic Order of the Seven series): “GRAND SLAM! Rusty Whitener is the Babe Ruth of intrigue, action, suspense, and hope.”

All Glory, Laud, and Honor, to Thee Redeemer King.

All Glory, Laud, and Honor, to Thee Redeemer King.

It’s all about Christ and His Kingdom, not about “Performance.”  Creative Arts, for the Christ-follower, is just like anything else.  It’s about being on mission for Christ and His Kingdom, and inviting other beggars (like me) to the Banquet Feast of life in Christ!  It is not about any expectations I have for accomplishing things with my writing or film work: “What we call the process,’ God calls the end.” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest).  He is doing many things in all of us, as we simply wrestle through, or sail through, one day at a time, surrendered to Him.  Whether we “fail” or “succeed,” by the world’s thin measures of those terms, is beside the point.  The point is to “Seek first the Kingdom.”

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