2012-07-04 09.03.29 bDescribed below are the books authored by Terry Dodd, senior citizen and grandfather of eight. In an unscientific survey of what his family and closest friends had to say about his writing (that is, of those who cared to respond to the survey), most said they were impressed by his juggling talent. (His wife says he shouldn’t say this, but he is his own man!)

In addition to the graphics and verbiage below, you are also invited to visit Terry’s Videos page and view a number of  “two-minute” iMovies of some of earliest book titles.

In any event, he would be both honored and grateful if you would peruse these offerings and place an order! See ordering information at the bottom of this page, or you could order online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Consider the following titles:


Released in 2024:

Everyone has a story! As long as we are alive, God is still writing ours. This is my story.

$22.99, plus $4.95 S & H, autographed and personalized upon direct order from author (, 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 274 pages.


Released in 2022:

A BOOK’S SUBTITLE such as The Worth and Dignity of Humanity begs illumination: We can be certain of such a truth because we have been created in the image of God.

AMONG THE FOUNDATIONAL beliefs of evangelical Christians are the need for and the solution to salvation, the belief in God’s creation of all life and things, and the right to life of an unborn baby.

A COMPELLING and compassionate novel of a Christian mission set three decades into the future on Earth and its two colonized planets.

$14.99, plus $4.95 S & H, autographed and personalized upon direct order from author (, 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 216 pages.


Released in 2022:

Is “dead” really dead? Many people believe this, but even Shakespeare gave it some thought when penning his famous soliloquy (borrowed from the apostle Paul and 1st Corinthians 15:55)—“O death, where is thy sting?”

Others, however, believe the truth of the matter as shared with the dozen words written within John 3:16: “Everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.”

Critically, eternal life isn’t only for the few who believe, but for everyone! The real questions are these: Where will we spend eternal life, and what of the Bridge on this book’s cover, which is a visual metaphor for Christ and the things of eternity.

$13.99, plus $4.95 S & H, autographed and personalized upon direct order from author (, 51/2″ x 81/2″ soft cover, 136 pages.

Released in 2020: The Fourth Son

What are the odds of genetics genealogy connecting two long-retired men with vastly different backgrounds, interests and geography to a crucial event decades earlier? A strand of DNA thus represents the canvas for this short story’s blended tale connecting two surprised seniors.ENDORSEMENT:“How often does life seem to be a stream of events, unconnected and superficially meaningless? In “The Fourth Son,” Terry Dodd shows both that God is always at work and that His blessings will be revealed in His time and place.”–Dr. Robert Jones, great grandson of amateur great Bobby

Jones$10.00, plus $4.95 S & H, autographed and personalized upon direct order from author (, 51/2″ x 81/2″ soft cover, 100 pages.

Released in 2016: Fired With Enthusiasm









If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be. The apostle Paul exhorts us to Work with enthusiasm as though you were working for the LORD rather than for people (Ephesians 6:7 NLT). Have life’s dragons really been created for the express purpose of picking their teeth with the splinters of human bone? No! Obscure persons, whether in this life or the next will fare well if they have carried out their duties faithfully and with enthusiasm.

Recipes for dragon slayers This eclectic compilation of stories, anecdotes, humorous illustrations, and treats for the palette, is presented to help the reader season-to-taste, if not slay some of his or her personal life dragons, whether they be hiding around the corner, in the conference room, or in the kitchen.

INSPIRED ENDORSEMENT: “Masterful! Captivating! Funny! Heart Warming! Just a few words to describe why I am fired with enthusiasm after reading Terry Dodd’s new book. A must-read for every person of every age who wants to discover the ageless secrets of success in many areas of life.”–Dr. Ramon Osorio, National Church Mobilizer, North American Mission Board, SBC

$15.00, plus $4.95  S & H (autographed and personalized upon direct order and request of author); 6″ x 9″ softcover, 204 pages

Released in 2015

Mirror Magic is the title of the Christian revision of my original secular sci-fi novel, Uncommon Influence. It is available directly from me or online through Amazon, B & N, or Yawn’s Publishing, plus S & H.

Released in 2014: Hungry for Hope
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The soul is no less hungry for hope than is the physical body for food. One 501(c)(3) ministry is making what is perhaps the most dramatic and effective effort in American history to emulate Jesus’ concept of outreach.$14.99, 258 pages, 9″ x 6″ soft cover memoir/narrative. Add 7% sales tax and $2.99 for media mail shipping. Personalization at no extra charge for person ordering book, unless requested for another name.

$15.00, plus $4.95 S & H (autographed and personalized upon direct order and request of author); 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 250 pages

Released in 2013: The Carpenter

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This new Christian novel is about one first century man’s struggle with faith. It deals with what it might have been like to have grown up as a contemporary of Jesus in the small town of Nazareth. Then, one day as an adult, he learns that others are proclaiming Him to be LORD and Savior to the world. Jesus Himself bore witness to a prophet having no honor in his hometown.

$15.00, plus $4.95 S & H (autographed and personalized upon direct order and request of author); 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 250 pages

Released in the spring of 2012 …

Journey with Outstretched HandsThis title deals with the author’s two year personal journey in his juggling-and-humor Christian ministry called Juggling for Jesus.The book’s subtitle is “Foolish Things to Confound the Wise,” which may or may not give you some insight into its serious message sometimes humorously delivered. Released in April of 2012 in spite of the bruises, abrasions and other juggling afflictions suffered along the journey.

$15.00 plus $4.95 S & H, autographed (and personalized upon request); 6″ x 9″ soft cover, 265 pages.

Unto The Heavens*Christian science-fiction.In a metaphor for Earth’s own evils and rejection of the Gospel, God raises up Son-tu, a maverick female, to prophesy judgment, punishment and comfort for a pagan planet by the name of Jun’or.Why, one could ask, would a Christian author who doesn’t believe that God  has actually populated a planet other than Earth write a novel about that very thing?The answer: “As a plot device, fictional extraterrestrials allow for exploration of the human condition from the perspective of an outsider.” ─Dr. Jason Lisle, Science Editor, Answers in Genesis-USA$15.00 plus $4.95 S & H, autographed (and personalized upon request); 6” x 9” soft-cover, 279 pages.

AncestorsHistorical fiction presented as a chronicle of the everyday lives of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and the family of Noah, as well as the parallel saga of a pioneering American family in the mid 1800’s.“Terry interestingly weaves together parallel narratives involving his pioneer ancestors and a retelling of the Genesis story. In doing so, both sets of ancestors are thus presented in a way that puts these people’s lives into a day-by-day perspective.” ─Wayne Clark, Bible Teacher & “Minister in the Marketplace”$14.00 plus $4.95  S & H, autographed (and personalized, upon request); 6” x 9” soft cover; 171 pages.

The SeekerInspirational Christian fiction incorporating a retelling of the biblical book, Song of Songs, along with a parallel detailing of one contemporary American man’s struggle with faith and marriage. Whether or not you would describe your marriage as successful or failed, this story will warm your heart.“A magnificent job of helping us consider the deeper meaning of life, faith, marriage, and relationships! A masterful job of making the Old Testament book, Song of Songs, come alive through a fictional life and story.” ─Steve Wood, Senior Pastor, Mt. Pisgah UMC$15.00, plus $4.95  S & H, autographed (and personalized, upon request); 6” x 9” soft cover; 267 pages.

Life’s Toughest Lessons: Inspirational Christian journey, the author’s personal true-story window into two lives in difficulty. God is always to be trusted, even if we don’t understand.“Terry’s story reveals how a true Christian’s walk with God brought him from a mountaintop marriage through the valley of death; emerging to a new love and a second chance at happiness. I found inspiration and hope for my own journey through grief.” ─Gloria Overvold, Stephen Minister, Ret.$16.00, plus $4.95  S & H, autographed (and personalized, upon request); 6” x 9” soft cover; 300 pages. Limited quantity remains in author Dodd’s inventory. 

The Foursome. ANNOUNCEMENT: Just named the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award winner in the Legacy Fiction category The U.S. Review says: “Dodd pulls the reader in from page one without being preachy or one-sided, allowing readers to contemplate their own fate. The novel is insightful, all without the reader needing to understand golf.” Inspirational Christian golf novel in which one man’s faith is matched against doubt, ignorance and pride. Those who play the game of golf will find this story intense; those who don’t, intriguing.“Although I am not a golfer, I was enthralled by this story because it presents the personal struggles of very real people who are confronted with the message of Jesus Christ. As a gentile member of a Messianic Jewish congregation, I found this golf yarn packed with spiritual in sight and wisdom.” ─Dr. Kevin K. Hunger, North Florida Hematology and Oncology Associates$16.00 plus $4.95 S & H, autographed (and personalized, upon request); 5 1/2” x 8” soft cover; 347 pages.

Ultimate Encounter*Christian Science Fiction; a compelling story set around the enigma of UFO’s and the U.S. Air Force’s quest for reciprocal communication. Whether or not there is intelligent life on other planets, there is only one Creator.“The author challenges one’s traditional thoughts about communication and invites deeper consideration as to our relationships with each other and all of creation.” ─Wendilynne D. Hunger, Home School Mother$15.00 plus $3.95  S & H, autographed, (and personalized, upon request); 6” x 9” soft cover; 268 pages. 

To order any of these books: Most of the above titles are available from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble or make your check or money order (only) out to Terry Dodd and mail to our business office located at 6545 Cold Stream Dr., Cumming, GA, 30040, along with your specific title request and shipping address. If you would like the book autographed and/or personalized (at no additional charge, be sure to include how you would like it to read. Questions: dodd@bellsouth.netIf you prefer to place a credit card order, contact . . .Yawn’s Books: 2555 Marietta Hwy, Suite 103, Canton, Ga 30114Call: 678-880-1922;

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