Tim Speer lives in Midland, Texas, with his beautiful wife. They have two grown children. His hobbies include hiking, photography, mineral collecting, and astronomy – essentially enjoying all of God’s creation from crystals that come from deep inside the earth, to celestial objects in the deepest regions of outer space.
Seventy Times Seven
After first playing a hero and rescuing Amy from imminent danger in the wilderness, Michael agrees to help her again, this time providing legal help to try to save the Life Center that Amy manages. However, it may be Michael who is the one most in need of help. And however daunting his rescue of Amy may have been, Amy now faces an even more challenging task. She soon finds that Michael is haunted by a troubled past, and, that he has undertaken a mission that she knows can only lead to darkness. While Michael saved her life, Amy must now try to help save Michael's soul. To do so she will have to get him to face his past, to find and accept the forgiveness that not even he is willing to give himself, and more importantly, to forgive those who are the objects of the hatred he holds deep within him.
A gripping tale of forgiveness, redemption, and the sanctity of life.
Return To Paradise
A place where prayer, faith, hope, love, and little miracles come together. Return To Paradise is the story of a physical detour that turns in to a spiritual journey.
A detour and a freak accident result in David finding himself in the small farming community of Spring River. Is David's arrival in Spring River purely happenstance, or is there a reason for him to be there? As David learns more about the corrupt practices of the local bank he must decide what role, if any, he will play in trying to stop the foreclosures. Complicating his decision is Sarah, a local waitress. With plans to only be in town a couple of days, David knows that Sarah will likely be just a passing acquaintance. But is that all she really is to him?
Through prayer and faith, the town of Spring River is given new hope. Through prayer and learning to surrender to God's will, David is shown the path that God has for him.
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Return To Paradise
"Tim Speer has written a wonderful story that will grip your heart and deeply affect your soul. You will thoroughly enjoy the journey!"
Author/Executive Producer: Seven Days in Utopia
"An enjoyable journey with a good man who tries to do the right thing despite difficult circumstances. I liked the character interaction and the carefully knit romance. I looked forward to reading it each night and hope this author will write some other books."
Ann K. Frailey
Author: Georgios: Hidden Heritage, Aram, Neb The Great: Shadows of the Past, and Ishtar's Redemption: Trial by Fire
"After being delayed in Spring River on his way to a college homecoming, an interior voice tells David he should stay for a while in that small town. When he listens to that voice, David meets Sarah, learns the practices of a troublesome bank, and feels the need to help the farmers affected. David is a man who recognizes God presence in his own life, and ultimately allows God to lead him in making decisions. Crossroads stop each of us in our lives. Crossroads slow us down, and cause us to think about which route we route we should take, and in which direction we should turn our lives. Because he listens to God, David’s choices become moral ones, and actually re-create him."
Kaye Park Hinckley
Author: A Hunger In the Heart, Mary's Mountain, and Birds of a Feather
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
"...this inspiring and endearing fictional tale about prayer, destiny and faith in God with little twists and turns that make Return to Paradise a homegrown read."
CBM Christian Book Review
Seventy Times Seven
"A great premise. We have the successful lawyer who loses his wife and unborn child to an act of terrorism; the story opens with him training in the mountains to carry out his revenge on the terrorists. And then we have the pro-life worker who needs a lawyer to fend off unfair yet typical legal maneuvers by local government; the story opens with her helping out with a youth camp out, in those same mountains. God brings them together in that wilderness in a most unexpected way, and their unlikely encounter leads to prayers answered; prayers raised to Him and prayers not dared even hoped for."
Author: The Practice of the Presence of God And the Spiritual Maxims and Life More Abundant
"Michael, the lawyer hero who target practices with his arsenal of weapons and works out in his spare time, reminded me a little of Rambo. His expertise in Tae Kwon Do comes in handy as he is forced to protect Amy and himself more than once. His fatal flaws initially discourage a burgeoning romance with Amy. The heroine runs a Life Center facing ruin by two unfair ordinances placed against it by a corrupt City Council. As Michael fights for Amy’s rights, she struggles to help Michael resolve his inner turmoil. I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the machinations of the legal system and the inside look at the work of a Life Center. The author’s research also shone when describing Glacier National Park and Michael’s arsenal. The fast-paced story slows a few times in some dialogue, but picks up again with a vengeance with several surprising plot twists. The writing is straight forward, as are the characters. All things work to the good in this unapologetic pro-life novel of forgiveness of self as well as of others."
Elaine Lyons Bach
Author: Gentle Journey