Ronnie’s Books

…Some in Ronnie’s family can’t believe he can even read, much less write, but write he does.  Below you will find information about his individual titles:

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Wild Wild WaltonJust a few generations ago, Northwest Florida was one of the most challenging frontiers in the whole United States. Still, the settlers came, as the bounty and potential of the Panhandle were far too alluring. Yet, in every paradise there are fallen angels, and Florida’s backwoods had its fair share of those. Post-Civil War, these bayous and timberlands became a haven for moonshiners, outlaws, and bandits as mean and wretched as any desperado of the American West. Walton County, the absolute heart of the Florida Panhandle, may have been the wildest community of all.

Inspired by the 2015 “Grit & Grace” production by the same name, Wild, Wild Walton is Ronnie McBrayer’s exploration of pioneer justice in Florida’s Panhandle. Combining the elements of historical fact, oral storytelling, and narration, this is an exceptional look at the good guys and gangsters, the posses and picaroons, the devils and deputies who shaped Walton County’s past – and who continue to forge its future.

Read more and purchase “Wild, Wild Walton” here.

 

“We don’t need more of the church; at least not more of the church as we have previously known it. We don’t need more straight-laced, behavior-management obsessed, bottom-line focused, boundary-drawing corporations calling themselves the Body of Christ. No, we need this thing we call church to look more like a local diner – more like a neighborhood bar – more like a Waffle House restaurant – then, people might feel welcomed at ‘church’ once again.” – Ronnie McBrayer

In The Gospel According to Waffle House, Ronnie McBrayer employs his years of experience as a pastor, chaplain, and syndicated columnist, to challenge people of faith to rethink how they “do church.” This is essential reading for those who wish to do “simple church” in a time when Christianity is increasingly fragmented and complicated. If you have been looking for a back-to-the-basics model for your church, then the table is spread.

 

WIPFSTOCK_TemplateBy exploring the “kingdom parables of Jesus” Ronnie finds in them an urgent challenge for Christians to reassess the gospel they believe and the role their professed faith plays in the world. The gospel audaciously enters the sufferings of this present world with transforming love, as Jesus can never be locked away “in our hearts.” Thus, the gospel according to Jesus is not just about harp-playing, cloud-riding, pie-in-the-sky heaven. It is holistic, all-encompassing, redeeming deliverance for people today – right here where we live, work, love, and serve – because heaven is far closer than we think.

 

JT picWe operate under the notion that America belongs to us Christians and that we belong to it. We believe that preaching the Kingdom of God and rallying around the red, white, and blue are always compatible, but if you are like a growing number of Jesus followers, you’ve had this splinter in your mind for a while now that tells you there is something suspicious about attaching a national flag—any national flag—to the cross.

With the Sermon on the Mount as the constant reference point, The Jesus Tribe fleshes out the implications, possibilities, contradictions, and complexities of what it means to live within the Jesus Tribe and in the shadow of the American Empire.

 

51doJFrM0vL._AA160_What will you find in the story of Joseph? Jealousy, deception, injustice, forgiveness, redemption. We read about his dysfunctional family and feel the corkscrew turns of deceit and rivalry. We experience with him a crippling, sudden stop when he is alone and abandoned in a Middle Eastern prison. Then the speed in which he rises to the seat of world power takes the air from our lungs. Through it all, and sometimes in spite of it, God faithfully brings Joseph’s life to its intended destiny.

Ronnie McBrayer’s exploration of Joseph’s story helps readers find themselves in these often overlooked pages of the Old Testament. However, this is not a “how-to” book. There are no keys for successful living or catchy alliterated principles to revolutionize your life. But readers who are trying to make sense of their lives, who are wondering what God is doing in some faraway heaven, or who feel that the chaos of life has little meaning, may discover a clue to what God is doing in their lives.

…and even more!

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