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In Paths of Righteousness

By Keri Aeschliman


“It scares me to think what Pa will do when he finds out . . . but we can’t keep it a secret forever.” David Riley is a typical farm boy of the late 1800s, growing up in a Midwest community where religion was a tradition that none dared to challenge. He and his friend Jill set out to explore the “Old Man’s Path,” to uncover the mystery of an old wives’ tale, and it turns into more of an adventure than they bargained for. When they discover long-held secrets in the town of Detweiler, David is determined to find the truth—regardless of the cost. As he faces opposition in his quest, David also finds a battle waging within. He and his friends struggle to be kind to Henry, a cruel bully, and his mother, a widow bitter toward God. But as David’s hatred for Henry grows, so does the darkness in his own heart. With an emptiness that threatens to consume him, David despairs of ever pleasing God. Prospects of finding peace appear lost until he meets a strange old recluse who offers him both friendship and hope. David discovers something in common with the mysterious stranger—but what binds them together threatens to tear his family and community apart. Will he have the courage and determination to stand for what is right? Facing rejection in the greatest decision of his life, David must choose which path to follow: a religious tradition to live by or a faith to die for.

Editorial Review:
"Keri Aeschliman tells a compelling story of youth who are not content to settle for the religious traditions of their community. Like other seekers around the world today, they are confronted with the likelihood of having to sacrifice things that are important to them in order to possess the Pearl of Great Price. In Paths of Righteousness is a reminder to readers of all ages of what may be required in our walk with Christ." —Jim Dau, President and CEO, The Voice of the Martyrs

Book Takeaway:

My prayer is that everyone who reads this book will be challenged to trust more completely in Christ, and to be bold in standing up for Him!

Why the author wrote this book:

I've always loved to read, and I realize the importance of filling your mind with things that honor God and build your faith. This story was written out of a desire to share with others the greatness of our God and His work in our lives.


"A very wholesome, God honoring book for the entire family! Perfect for ages 12+ / Very clear salvation message throughout the book--exciting plot mixed with mystery! LOVED IT!"
- Scott on September 14, 2015

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