Peyton Jones is a serial church planter. Meaning that if he plants a church, he’ll probably strike again, and leave a trail of church plants in his wake. He likes to be called a Ninja-planter, because it sounds cooler. Like the apostle Paul, Peyton obtains his mission directives, strikes into an unsuspecting community with the gospel, then steals back into the shadows, until it’s time to strike again.

peytonPeyton tops today’s Buffet with Church Zero, a radical call to reform — a punk-rock approach to the pressing issue of gaining ground as rapidly as the early church.

A Huntington Beach, California native, Peyton went into ministry at 19 years old. He was intending to temporarily keep the seat warm while his mentor dealt with a family illness. Years later, Peyton was ordained, chucked his career as a psychiatric/drug rehab nurse, and embarked for 12 years to Wales, the most unchurched part of the UK, with less than 1% church attendance.

It was in the UK that Peyton began discovering the New Testament principles of church planting laid out in the book of Acts.

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Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church

Christianity > Clergy > Church Leadership
Author: Peyton Jones
Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church

A radical call to reform, Church Zero is a punk-rock approach to the pressing issue of gaining ground as rapidly as the early church.

With a fresh perspective forged in the dirty trenches of international post-Christian societies, Peyton Jones pulls no punches as he brings this message to the American Church: We have lost our way.

The church is losing ground fast: losing the generation under age 30 and drawing few nonbelievers toward Christ.

Christ gave us a leadership model for commando outreach, and the church has ignored it for too long. Will we continue down the path of self-preservation, defending our stalled church structures? Or will we follow the blueprint Jesus lays out?

Church Zero challenges readers to once again become a radical, dangerous people who cannot be ignored. It’s time to break out.


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Desert Places

Mystery > Hard-Boiled > Horror
Author: Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn, Jack Kilborn
Desert Places (Andrew Z. Thomas/Luther Kite Series)

The first installment in the Andrew Z. Thomas Series and a prequel to Crouch’s and Konrath’s thriller STIRRED…

Greetings. There is a body buried on your property, covered in your blood. The unfortunate young lady’s name is Rita Jones. In her jeans pocket you’ll find a slip of paper with a phone number on it. Call that number. If I have not heard from you by 8:00 P.M., the police will receive an anonymous call. I’ll tell them where Rita Jones is buried on your property, how you killed her, and where the murder weapon can be found in your house. (I do believe a paring knife is missing from your kitchen.) I strongly advise against going to the police, as I am always watching you.

Andrew Z. Thomas is a successful writer of suspense thrillers, living the dream at his lake house in the piedmont of North Carolina. One afternoon in late spring, he receives a bizarre letter that eventually threatens his career, his sanity, and the lives of everyone he loves. A murderer is designing his future, and for the life of him, Andrew can’t get away.

Dear Reader: Please keep the light on tonight. What happens next will scare you. Guaranteed.

Chasing Rainbows

Genre Fiction > Westerns
Author: Victoria Lynne
Chasing Rainbows

Jake Moran, a gambler down on his luck, finds himself volunteering to escort the notorious Outlaw Annie —along with the ugliest cat he’s ever seen— to Cooperton, Colorado.

But Jake didn’t volunteer for the job out of the kindness of his heart. Wanted for murder, he figures if he sticks close to Annie she’ll lead him to the Mundy Gang, his only chance of proving his innocence.

Annie insists that she’s going straight, and that the members of the Mundy Gang are dead. But circumstances conspire against her, leading them into one harrowing scrape after another. Though his heart tells him that Annie is telling the truth, almost too late he discovers his mistrust has put Annie’s life in jeopardy.

Jake was a gambler, but nothing in his life had prepared him for the final showdown as he tried to tame the wildest woman in the West.

Endurance – A Novel of Terror

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime
Author: Jack Kilborn, J.A. Konrath
Endurance - A Novel of Terror

Welcome to the Rushmore Inn. The bed and breakfast was hidden in the hills of West Virginia. Wary guests wondered how it could stay in business at such a creepy, remote location. Especially with its bizarre, presidential decor and eccentric proprietor.

When the event hotel for the national Iron Woman triathlon accidentally overbooked, competitor Maria was forced to stay at the Rushmore. But after checking into her room, she quickly realized she wasn’t alone. First her suitcase wasn’t where she put it. Then her cell phone was moved. Finally, she heard an odd creaking under the bed. Confusion quickly turned to fear, and fear to hysteria when she discovered the front door was barred and the windows were bricked over. There was no way out.

One year later, four new female athletes have become guests of the Inn. Will they escape the horrors within its walls? Or will they join the many others who have died there, in ways too terrible to imagine?

The Parrot Talks in Chocolate

Genre Fiction > Metaphysical > Inspirational
Author: Everett Peacock
The Parrot Talks in Chocolate (The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar #1)

The bartender, and his incredibly smart Macaw parrot both explore the magical paths of love and the tropics in this escapist tale from Hawaii. In his family run Tiki Bar, and from his bedroom in the treehouse just above, our storyteller describes the characters surrounding his idyllic existence. Not immune to danger or mystery, each adventure leads him further and further toward a self realization of just how perfect the world can be.

It’s Nothing Personal

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Sherry Gorman MD
It's Nothing Personal

On a chilly January morning, anesthesiologist Dr. Jenna Reiner made her daily drive to St. Augustine Hospital, completely unaware that her life was about to change forever. One of the surgical technicians has been stealing syringes and infecting patients with hepatitis C. The battle against the thieving surgical technician was only the beginning. Jenna Reiner was about to begin the fight of her life — the fight for her reputation, her pride, and her sanity.

No Easy Hope (Surviving the Dead)

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: James Cook
No Easy Hope (Surviving the Dead)

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel–his oldest friend, a Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary–told him how the world was going to end.

He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.

He was wrong.

As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested.


The Leopard Tree

Children’s Books > Action & Adventure
Author: Tim Merriman, Lisa Brochu
The Leopard Tree

Three orphans from Kenya stow away on an airplane to embark on a desperate quest to meet the Secretary General of the United Nations in New York City and deliver a message they hope will help millions of homeless and hurting children in Africa. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz becomes their guidebook as they journey alone across the United States. The trio–one with HIV, one blind amputee, and one who hasn’t spoken for years after watching her family slaughtered–find themselves embroiled in a situation beyond their imaginations as they get close to meeting their goal.

Deal with Your Debt: Free Yourself from What You Owe

Personal Finance > Budgeting & Money Management
Author: Liz Weston
Deal with Your Debt: Free Yourself from What You Owe, Updated and Revised

Struggling with debt? Get realistic help that’s actually useful, from Liz Weston, one of the most popular and respected personal finance experts.

Today, people struggling with debt have far fewer options: lenders are stingier, which makes it harder to avert disaster, or to recover from setbacks like foreclosure, short sales, or bankruptcy. (Meanwhile, people with good credit have more options than ever, including some of the lowest interest rates in decades.) You need an up-to-date guide that can help you assess options, find help, discover opportunities, and take action that works.

Weston offers practical guidelines for assessing how much debt is safe — and compassionate, realistic guidance if you’ve gone beyond the safety zone.

Attack Your Day! Before It Attacks You

Business & Investing > Reference > Office Skills
Author: Mark Woods, Trapper Woods
Attack Your Day!: Before It Attacks You

Mark Woods’ activity-based Attack Your Day system has helped thousands of individuals supercharge their productivity – in work and business, in school, and throughout their personal lives. Now, it’s your turn.

Attack Your Day‘s five crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies can help you achieve unprecedented levels of effectiveness, as you move relentlessly towards achieving your most important goals in life. You’ll learn how to dramatically improve the way you choose and prioritize your activities.

The Art of Influencing Anyone

Management & Leadership > Negotiating
Author: Niall Cassidy
The Art of Influencing Anyone

If you’re looking to take the pain and friction out of selling and be perceived as a genuine consultant that can help — and not a pushy salesperson that just wants a paycheck — then you should read this book.

While this book is written mainly for sales professionals, it applies to anyone that needs to sell their products or services as one of the many “hats” they wear in their business, whether they’re a marketing consultant or lawyer.

This book covers many techniques and strategies that will help with your prospecting.

How to eBay in Real Life: International Sales

Internet & Web Culture > eBay
Author: Sam Rovin
How to eBay in Real Life: International Sales

How to eBay in Real Life, this installment is replete with fresh stories from the trenches – big mistakes and huge successes, hot tips and cool tricks, best kept secrets and worst told lies. The ultimate goal is to prep you for the most common and the most unique situations that may pop up while transitioning into a confident International seller. By the end of this book you will not only believe that you can ship your merchandise anywhere in the world, but you’ll even prefer it.

Just get ready to remove your domestic safety net because now it’s your time to perform on the global stage.

The Owner of His Heart

Literature & Fiction > African American
Author: Theodora Taylor
The Owner of His Heart

An accident left Layla Matthews with no memory of her freshman year of college in Pittsburgh, and almost ten years later she returns to the city to solve the mystery of her own past. One clue leads her to Nathan Sinclair, the handsome, rude, and arrogant CEO of Sinclair Industries.

She doesn’t remember him, but oh, does he remember her. Apparently something went down between them her freshman year that made him harden his heart against her and all other women. Something he refuses to talk about, even after their unexpected reunion explodes into a passionate love affair. Can Layla solve the mystery of her past and become the owner of his heart?
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