“Jeanette Windle is a top-notch storyteller”

                                     –Publishers Weekly

As daughter of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, later guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in western MT, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in almost forty on five continents. Those experiences have birthed sixteen international intrigue novels, including Veiled Freedom (ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist), sequel Freedom’s Stand (ECPA Christian Book Award, Carol Award, Golden Scroll Novel of the Year finalist), and Congo Dawn (2013 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year) as well as such non-fiction titles as Forever Faith: The Abe Cruz Story (2021 Christian Market Award winner and Golden Scroll Finalist); Forgiven: the Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace (ECPA Christian Book Award and Christian Retailing Best Awards finalist), and All Saints, also a Sony Affirm movie. Jeanette mentors developing nation writers in both English and Spanish on all five continents.

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Forever Faith
Like a scene from a movie, Abe Cruz was living a life of luxury, cars, clubs, and women one day and the next was busted, broken, and facing a thirty-year prison sentence. Raised by a single mother in a drug-and-gang infested neighborhood of Los Angeles, Abe found his ticket out in competitive sports. All-American by his teens, he believed in his destiny to become a professional athlete. When an injury ended that dream, a downward spiral of events led to the worst decision of his life. But hitting rock-bottom on the hard concrete of a prison cell proved the ultimate blessing. Flat on his back, all Abe could see was up. There he discovered the true mindset of champions—faith. Not just faith in your own strengths, smarts, and talents, but faith that puts God first and self second. In Forever Faith, Abe Cruz shares his journey to zero and back to let readers know there is a way through the tough times, tragedies, disasters, even their own mistakes and failures, to an incredible God-blessed future. That’s living the Mindset-of-Champions. That’s Forever Faith!
Jessica's Story
When Peter and Paulette Teague’s third child Jessica was diagnosed with a severe developmental disability, the young couple was devastated. Marriages with disabled children end overwhelmingly in divorce, they were advised. Just place her in an institution and get on with your lives. Instead, Peter and Paulette made the conscious choice to keep marriage and family together. If God had created Jessica and chosen them as her parents, He’d also known He could trust them to love her regardless of disabilities. Little could Peter and Paulette have dreamed then that through Jessica God would raise up a ministry which today provides respite, care, and guidance for hundreds of families with special needs members. With a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada.
Just weeks after the devastation of September 11, 2001, the media splashed John Weaver's face across TV screens as an aid worker serving on the front line of Afghanistan's civil war. Among the few Americans born in Kabul before the Soviet invasion, Jeanne Bonner returned to her birthplace after 9/11, committed to serve the Afghan people. Neither was searching for love and marriage. But God had His own plans. John and Jeanne's astonishing love story--a match made in heaven--holds the action, drama, suspense, and romance of an exciting epic tale. Ultimately, their inspiring love story beautifully illustrates a far greater one--God's redeeming love and passionate pursuit of His own Bride.
All Saints
Newly ordained, Michael Spurlock's first assignment is to pastor All Saints, a struggling church with twenty-five devoted members and a mortgage well beyond its means. The best option may be to close the church rather than watch it wither any further. But when All Saints hesitantly risks welcoming a community of Karen refugees from Burma, the coming together of two groups from opposite sides of the planet into one community under God ultimately becomes the salvation of both and the true miracle of All Saints. Discover the true story that inspired the film.
The Amish School Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace: When a gunman entered an Amish one-room schoolhouse, shooting ten girls, killing five, then finally taking his own life, no one could have foreseen beauty emerging from such dark ashes. But Forgiven, the story of gunman Charlie Robert’s mother Terri, is, surprisingly, a story of hope and joy--of God revealing his grace in unexpected places. From the grace that the Amish showed Terri's family from day one to the lasting relationships Terri has built with the victims and their families, this is above all a story of love, community, and forgiveness forged from the fires of tragedy.
Congo Dawn
"Windle comes off a highly acclaimed pair of books on Afghanistan (Veiled Freedom, Freedom's Stand) and moves into the jungles of the Congo. . . . Inverting the Heart of Darkness trope of self-discovery in the jungle, this story sheds light through a great faith struggle . . . " SEE FULL REVIEW  -- Publishers Weekly
Freedom's Stand
“Freedom’s Stand continues the story begun in Veiled Freedom. The vivid setting of Windle’s captivating page-turner captures the soul and struggle of the Afghan people. You can’t finish a Windle novel without being deeply moved and better informed about the world around you.” -- ROMANTIC TIMES
Veiled Freedom
Windle masterfully blends hard-hitting facts with a story full of intrigue and a dash of romance. Readers will finish this novel with an appreciation for the people of Afghanistan and the hardships they too endured in the war. This story would make a great book club selection. - ROMANTIC TIMES, June, 2009
"Detail and intrigue make this story a page-turner...The details are so exact, these same agencies thought the author was privy to classified material." - In the Library Reviews
"A highly credible account of the DEA's foreign ops." — Fred Duncan, retired DEA agent

"Action-packed thriller . . . Windle's treatment of the Drug Enforcement Agency's fight against drugs in Bolivia is impressive. Recommend to readers who enjoy fast-paced novels with international settings." — CBA Marketplace
"The DMZ was very thought-provoking and a real joy to read.” — Chuck Holton, bestselling author and former Airborne Ranger,  U. S. Army

Windle is skillful at capturing the setting and politics of South America, where she grew up . . . an exciting read. — Joseph Bentz, CBA Marketplace, July 2002
Prison did not hold Julio Vargas, Sara Conner’s deadliest enemy. He has been bought out of the prison and is paid to train an elite group of terrorists—a group like the United States Special Forces. Sara Conner is unaware of Vargas’s release from the prison and settles into her new life.... READ MORE  -- Dian Moore, Christian Book Previews.com
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A NOTE FROM JEANETTE: Living Joyously in Life’s Storms.  

“The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High . . . was heard in the whirlwind, [His] lightning lit up the world; He makes the clouds His chariot and rides on the wings of the wind; He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.” (Psalms 18:13; 77:18; 104:3; 107:29)  

Growing up as a daughter of missionaries in Colombia’s equatorial zones, I’ve always loved storms. Monsoon rain thundering on roof tiles. The jungle canopy tossing furiously like surging waves on some wild, green sea. That fresh, earthy scent of raindrops exploding against hot dirt. Mud-brown floodwaters lapping at the concrete edging of our elevated verandah. 

Though small and helpless against nature’s fury, I remember no fear, only joyous delight in a power far greater than myself. Somewhere up there in the thunder and lightning and rain, God was playing with His creation.

I realize now that my delight in the storms came from my own position of safety. My home was built like a fortress, the brick-and-concrete walls, barred shutters, and heavy doors that kept our expat family safe from thieves, riots, or guerrilla insurgents impervious to the worst tropical deluge.

In later years, I encountered storms less friendly. I well remember my first Miami hurricane. Storm shutters up and power out, my husband and I huddled with our children in the dark as a 120-mile-per-hour wind tore at our roof until it seemed one more huff-and-puff would blow our house down. And yet there was that delightful moment when the gale subsided and we gathered courage to step outside into the storm. Broken palms, ripped-off roofs and blown-down fences were everywhere. But the rain no longer blew straight sideways. The air was warm with the pungent earthiness of crushed plant matter.

The eye of the storm had settled over us.

Since those halcyon childhood downpours, I’ve learned more than I wished about storms. Like you, my reader, I’ve now met political and economic storms, gale winds of war. Storms of loneliness and separation. Storms of personal failure and temptation. Of grief and pain and betrayal. Worse, storms that shake not me, but those I love.

These days I find myself more often than ever before in storm-tossed corners of our planet. Guatemala. El Salvador. India. Sri Lanka. The Philippines. Brazil. Kenya. Afghanistan. Sometimes traveling with others, often alone. “Aren’t you afraid of what could happen?” I’m often asked.

Have I learned to fear the storms?

Only when I lose sight of where and whose I am. I belong to the Almighty Creator of the Universe whose weather antics delighted me as a child, whom Scripture describes as riding on the wings of the wind, making storm clouds His footstool, thunder and lightning His playthings. He is King of Kings–and my heavenly Father who loves me passionately. And He loves and cares for those I love far beyond what I ever could. Whatever tempest shakes my world brings no cause for fear but joyous dancing. Why? Because at the eye of every storm is my heavenly Father’s almighty hand, where I am lovingly and safely cradled.

I hope you will come back and visit me again. Sign up for my BLOG or FACEBOOK. Take a walk through our MINISTRY. Drop me a line. Dance with me in the palm of our Creator’s hand. Join me in the adventure of joyous living in the eye of life’s storms.

Serving the King of Kings,

Jeanette Windle