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Twice a Slave – When the son of a Cherokee slave determines to find his purpose and discover his identity, he becomes a slave a second time. This fictional account of the life of Joseph Willis is rooted in early American history and filled with drama: a forbidden romance, faith molded by tragedies, and courage to forgive. A half English/half-Cherokee slave changes the course of Louisiana history when a fresh wind blows across his heart. Sammy Tippit with Randy Willis

 


 

Contact: 
Dr. Rod MastellerJoseph Willis Institute
Directer of Joseph Willis Institute for Great Spiritual Awakening
Tel. (318) 426-1512
Email: jwi@lacollege.edu

Joseph Willis Institute
Louisiana College
1140 College Dr.
Box 555
Pineville, LA 71359


Twice a Slave Web Site:
TwiceASlave.com

Joseph Willis Archives, an online Repository of Research
JosephWillis.net

SamRan Publishing Book Store:
SamRanPublishing.com

Twice a Slave Facebook Page:
Facebook.com/twiceaslave

Twice a Slave Facebook Fan Page:
Facebook.com/twiceaslavenovel

Twice a Slave Blog:
GoodReads.com/twiceaslave

 
Twice a Slave

Twice a Slave A Novel
 

About Twice a Slave a novel,   – When the son of a Cherokee slave determines to find his purpose and discover his identity, he becomes a slave a 

second time. This fictional account of the life of Joseph Willis is rooted in early American history and filled with drama: a forbidden romance, faith molded by tragedies, and courage to forgive. A half English/half-Cherokee slave changes the course of Louisiana history when a fresh wind blows across his heart. Sammy Tippit with Randy Willis

    
Twice a Slave, Sammy Tippit and Randy Willis’ debut novel, has been chosen as a part of the Jerry B. Jenkins Sele
ct Line along with four bestselling authors.

 

 *Bandilyn Collins – Award winning novelist and author of the fast moving Seatbelt Series.

 *Angela Hunt – Christy Award winner with nearly four million copies of her books sold.

 *Billy Myers – His books and films have sold over eight million copies and his works have won over sixty awards.

 *Hannah Alexander – Christy award winning novelist and author of numerous romance books.

 

Their new books, along with Twice a Slave will be released as part of Jerry B. Jenkins Select Line in May of 2014, at Amazon, Parable book stores, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, eBook versions, and where ever great books are sold.

Jerry Jenkins is author of more than 180 books with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series.

 

 

Twice a Slave Copyright © 2014 by Randy Willis and Sammy Tippit.  All Rights Reserved. 
Published in the United States by SamRan Publishing, LLC http://samranpublishing.com 

ISBN: 978-0-578-13703-2


  

  • Joseph Willis' life is a story of triumph over tragedy and victory over adversity!
  • He was born into slavery. His mother was Cherokee and his father a wealthy English plantation owner.
  • His family took him to court to deprive him of his inheritance (which would have made him the wealthiest plantation owner in all of Bladen County, North Carolina in 1776).
  • He fought as a Patriot in the Revolutionary War under the most colorful of all the American generals, Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox.
  • His first wife died in childbirth, and his second wife died only six years later, leaving him with five small children.
  • He crossed the mighty Mississippi River at Natchez at the peril of his own life, carried by a mule!
  • He entered hostile Spanish-controlled Louisiana Territory, when the dreaded Code Noir (Black Code) was in effect. It forbade any Protestant ministers who came into the territory from preaching.
  • His life was threatened because of the message he brought to Spanish-controlled Louisiana!
  • His own denomination refused to ordain him because of his race.
  • Joseph Willis preached the first Gospel sermon by an Evangelical west of the Mississippi River.
  • After overcoming insurmountable obstacles, he blazed a trail for others for another half-century that changed Louisiana history.
  • His accomplishments are still felt today.

 

 


  

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