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Outskirts Press Announces Bethel in Battle, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Christian - Inspirational Book from Houston, TX Author Mark Lowry (Editor: Montecue J. Lowry)

Houston, TX, September 19, 2007 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Bethel in Battle: A Chaplain's Sketch Book [Second Edition] by Mark Lowry (Editor: Montecue J. Lowry), which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Christian - Inspirational category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $11.95. Bethel in Battle is also available in its 6 x 9 Hardback w/ Jacket edition for $19.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

At an early age Mark Lowry was called by God into the Christian ministry. Overcoming early difficulties in obtaining an education, by age forty he had graduated with honors from college and earned a master’s degree and a doctor’s degree in theology. Having narrowly missed serving in the United States Army during World War I, on 7 December 1941 when he heard of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he knew exactly what the Lord wanted him to do. On the morning of 8 December 1941 he volunteered to serve in the United States Army as a chaplain at any time and any place the nation might need him. Six months later he was a first lieutenant in the United States Army serving as a chaplain in a combat unit training to go to war. His unit landed in North Africa the day the German Afrika Korps surrendered. In September 1943 he landed with his unit at Salerno, Italy, and served in some of the bloodiest battles of the Italian Campaign. With his unit he later made the amphibious landing at Anzio where he served until the breakout from that beach head. This book gives a vivid description of some of the German Luftwaffe and artillery attacks on United States troops. It also describes the challenges imposed upon medical personnel in treating the soldiers wounded in those attacks. Continuing to serve in combat, he remained in Italy until the war ended with his unit at the Brenner Pass. In this book he has described many accounts of the combat action in Italy, including the personal trials and experiences of some of the men to whom he ministered. This collection of short devotional poems and sketches is based upon his combat experiences during that war. It portrays the practical application of the Christian Faith to the everyday experiences of soldiers in armed combat. It is the memoir of a Christian soldier.

Deftly constructed at 188 pages, Bethel in Battle: A Chaplain's Sketch Book [Second Edition] is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Christian - Inspirational category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Bethel in Battle meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95 and $19.95, respectively.

Additionally, Bethel in Battle can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432705848 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $11.95
ISBN: 9781432706388 Format: 6 x 9 Hardback w/ Jacket SRP: $19.95

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About the Author

Mark Lowry, the oldest son of John William II and Laura Launa Allen Lowry, was born on 16 January 1900 in Sabougla, Mississippi. As one of nine children, early in life he was called upon to perform duties and assume responsibilities usually done by an adult. His parents, born again believers in Jesus Christ, taught their children the principles of the Christian Faith. At an early age Mark received the call from God to be a minister of the Christian Gospel. Overcoming economic, health, and educational difficulties, he studied, worked, and prayed for God’s guidance in accepting that call. He entered the Christian ministry in 1930 by serving a church in New Mexico. Through the Great Depression, God soon led him back to Mississippi, where he served Baptist churches for the next twenty-six years. In 1956 he moved to Kentucky where he served the Baptist church in Gracey. In Kentucky he also served as the language professor, dean, and the acting president of Bethel Baptist College. A man of many talents, Mark Lowry was a linguist, a poet, an author, a soldier, a devoted husband, and the father of five children. Following his retirement in 1965, he led a life of service as active as he had been previously. In 1986 his body finally wore out, and the Lord called him home.

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