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“Thanks so much for what you do! As a senior in high school, I have been a believer for seven years already. At my grandparent’s house, I read your book Paradise. It was amazing how you built the tension and shared evidence for the Bible. The book was sobering and motivational for me to evangelize, since I return home and start school again in the fall. I think God provided this book just at the right time in my life. Even my evangelism encounters, I ask people the million dollar question: ‘If you were to die tonight, and God were to ask you why should I let you into heaven what would you say?’ However, I never actually thought about a person who only has 24 hours to live. Because we don’t know the number of our days, for all we know, everyone could have 24 hours or less to live. Paradise really brings all these ideas together into a compelling story. Thanks again for such a wonderful book.”

 — Daniel J

“Loved this book! I work at a local jail and want to put a copy in each cell! As an 85-year old, my time is short, and I want these inmates to read a captivating book that gives them lots of truth!”

— James S.

“I love these books!! They are chalk filled with ways to talk to the lost. I highly recommend them!! These books are easy reads, great stories, and challenge you to step out in faith to tell other’s about Christ. They have truly inspired me to be able to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

 — Yvette C.

“A close friend gave me your book Paradise back in 2013, and honestly, it was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Prior to reading it, I was in a place where I knew God was calling me, but I was afraid to take the necessary steps to truly follow Him. After I finished your book, I knew what I had to do. I gave my life to Christ on the back of a bus going to one of my college basketball games. And since that day, I haven’t looked back. Christ came in and things haven’t been the same. God planted a seed in me through you, and I just want to thank you for answering His call.”

— Brandon D.

“Your books are powerful. They stir my passion for the lost. You are indeed touching lives for Christ. I am writing from Ghana.”

— Joseph B.

Paradise was pure delight for me in that my scientific mind was opened to the possibilities of becoming a true believer in a higher power.”

―Kathleen M.

“You spoke at our church a few years ago, and you spoke in my Sunday School class. I was curious to learn more, so I returned to church that same evening to hear your talk. I left that night confused and still needing answers. You had encouraged me to take the One Heartbeat Away book, but when I got to the book table, I picked Paradise instead. I read that book nonstop over three days, and on that day, I gave my life to Jesus. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you where God needed you to be in order to plant that seed!

― Stacy

“I just read Paradise and it sure was a page turner! You really wanted to know what was going to happen to Josh. The quotes from scripture throughout the book we placed perfectly and they applied to each conversation. It was like learning about the bible without any lecturing. I’m looking forward to reading all the other books and DVD’s!”

― Jayne

“I’ve been reading your books, right now on “Paradise.” The chapter about abortion made me cry. And the chapter detailing all the prophecies about Jesus has been a real find for me. You’ve done a lot of work and did a great job. Thank you!

―Alex K.

“This book has been changing my life! I grew up in the Catholic church until I finished my first communion. This book has truly inspired me to get back on track and change. I promised myself I would email you if I did ever finish this book. I wanted to thank you because this is what I needed in my life. I need to live for God and serve him.”

―Kimberly R.

“I am heading down the wrong path in life, but I’ve realized it and I’m working on changing my ways. I’m turning to God. But I have a lot of questions, and your book, Paradise, has helped me so much. It answered a lot of my questions. I cannot put into words how much your book means to me. So thank you so much for writing it!”

―Ari R.

“First of all, I want to thank you for sharing the Word to me. I am in a moment of my life that I am questioning everything.  I have the same questions that Michael “had.” This past two weeks my life have changed. It is crazy how God has been working on me and how he is trying to bring me close to him. I know I have faith in God. I do believe in Jesus.  However, I still have questions. I finished to read your book today.  It was great. It was easy to read and I could not put it down. The book already address many of my questions.”

―D. Carnelos

“Just finished it! Woke up over an hour ago and couldn’t sleep so I finished the book. It was an excellent book and I love how he shared verses throughout. The conversations were dead on and very interesting. Really makes you think and seek where you stand with God. Really makes me want to write a book. Love how more authors are using this style of writing. Definitely a book I will be recommending.”

— Kymberly

“I gave this book to [The Watchman] to my friend pastor, which have help me a lot. My friend pastor, called “Christian,” he is the founder of Church, and 14 years [ago he] founded his chu017rch [with] 20 members in the church. But since I study this book, I gave [it] to him. Now, his church grow from 20 members to 178 members because it encourage him to love to win souls for Christ. And its have encourage him even to tell his members to do the same. I meet him and get this picture with him. God bless you so much, brother. We pray for you.”

―Anthony O., Africa

“I was sent Mark Cahill’s book Paradise and in it was a card, “What If?”  This is where I found the website. I am so amazed by his book Paradise. I have read it several times. One Heartbeat Away sounds like it will be so interesting and so informing too! Thank you in advance for it!”

— V Blair, Canada

“My son and I met you at the Casa Grande restaurant in Winnipeg, where you paid for our lunch, chatted after lunch, and gave us each a signed copy of a book. Mine was “Paradise” which I found most enlightening, and very well written. Thank you so much for the encounter we had with you.”

— D Little, Canada

“I’d like to say your book PARADISE is Wow! Superb and Amazing! I’m born-again, but this book makes me stronger. Personally, I’d like to give [it to] many others to read it and comprehend.”

— A. Wanjiru , Kenya

“Just finished reading Paradise, and as a retired airline employee, I fly to Waikiki every winter for about 10 days so I’m very familiar with the setting of this book, and I will pass it along to my son who is eagerly awaiting to read it (he is a Christian). But I would like another son, whose faith is questionable, to read it but he probably won’t. How sad an ending, but realistic in today’s world, that Josh had the gospel presented to him but he procrastinated just too long with dire results. Thanks for all your books!”

 — Dan W.

“I was so enthusiastic to read your book on Saturday, especially after personally meeting you, that on my first leg on my return flight to Hawaii I actually read your book Paradise from front to back! I must tell you that I really enjoyed readingParadise’! I loved the “Easy Reading” of this book. The way you capitalized ‘He’ and ‘Him’ throughout the book caught my attention. The mixing of the Hawaiian language also was genius! You kept my attention the whole time and left me wanting to read more! By the way, the decision I made a long time ago was to go to the real paradise!”

 — T. Mortenson

[Paradise] is a good book and actually helped clear up some questions I had in my own life about works vs. Jesus. You make really compelling arguments for creationism I think you’re right. The world and universe could NOT have been made at random as evolution posits. In fact, that’s almost insane. I can’t believe now that my college major actually spent so much time on that!  I think science is really just a way for humans to decode what God created in a way that is understandable to us. I suddenly don’t look at the sky, clouds, the environment, other humans or really anything in the same way as I did prior to reading your book.  I was walking home earlier and looking at the sky and thinking, “Wow, a true artist had to have created all of this. Aloha, Mark, and thanks again for the wonderful book!”

— I. Kahoano, Hawaii

Paradise-group-5“Your book is truly an inspiration here at our Tuesday mornings women’s group. We all thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for this amazing gift! God bless you and your ministry!”

— N. Jordan

“I’m totally surprised at all the apologetics packed into this book that’s supposed to be a fictional novel!  The story was suspenseful and intriguing enough to compel me to keep reading to the end of every chapter.  I actually finished it in one night because, honestly, I couldn’t put it down. I had to find out how it ended!  Throughout the book, there was so much evidence to back up relevant topics such as creation/evolution, Catholicism, the resurrection, fulfilled prophecies, etc., just to name a few.  It’s an easy book to give away because it satisfies the need for drama with fiction readers, as well as the desire for “meat” for the intellectuals!  I love this book and look forward to the feedback from those I give it to!!!”

— L Goodall

“As a team member of Project Truth, we get to evangelize to hundreds of college students during our ministry, all of them seeking their own idea of what paradise means to them in their own mind. Mark’s book, Paradise, is right on and makes us each ponder our own journey for the short period of time we spend here. Paradise opens the truth to Christians that we must get out of the ‘vacation’ mindset when it comes to giving the gospel message.”

— B. Aguilar
Team Member of Project Truth

“I cannot thank you enough for your resources/materials, the example you live out, and the bold commitment you clearly make to spread the good news of Jesus Christ through conversational engagement. You simplified the overwhelming mental taxation of witnessing….to simply conversing! Genius…just as Christ literally walked and conversed.

“Your Paradise book was a definitive God moment tonight when I invited two 19-year old Mormon girls into my residence. After conversing I gave them your book before they left, and of course was told they could ‘not’ read it during mission. However, one young lady was already scanning it before she left (now realizing the title intrigued her, I did some minor research of what they consider spirit world). Praying it become the itch that doesn’t stop and they read it!

“God truly uses you to make an impact anywhere and I am truly grateful.”

—R. Roanhaus

“Just finished reading your new book, Paradise . . . it was GREAT. Thanks for writing it. Can’t wait to share it with others!”

— S. Lewis

“I love how Mark creatively wove tons of stimulating, insightful information into the fabric of an interesting story about four friends on vacation.  It was a great balance of education and entertainment.  I was literally holding my breath at the end waiting to see what would happen to the book’s protagonist (Josh)!”

— A. Reilly

“I read Paradise in one day! Couldn’t put it down. My neighbor will love it since she is from Hawaii.”

— L. Breaux

“We briefly met at the San Antonio airport on 14 Oct. You were kind enough to give me a copy of your book Paradise. I finally picked it up and read it straight through in two days. Thank you for writing a book that will and has changed my life!”

— C. Nick