Christmas Miracles: Six Short Stories of God’s Faithfulness in Any Time, Space, or Realm | Ambassador International Anthology Series

by Allen Steadham, Daniel Peyton, Eric Landfried, Jake Tyson, Lauren Smyth, Parker J. Cole

Genres: Fantasy

ISBN: 9781649606112

284 pages

Price: $16.99

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the first Christmas miracle. But miracles are still happening today and can happen in any time, space, or realm, as six authors explore in this Christmas anthology.

“Captain’s Conundrum” by Jake Tyson – After receiving superpowers, John Hudson has been hired by the U.S. government to serve as Captain Condor to a team of superheroes. But Hudson’s years as a soldier in Afghanistan still haunt him as he wonders if God even exists. As Christmas draws near, Hudson wrestles with his past in order to determine how to best move forward with his life.

“Clockwork Magi” by Daniel Peyton – In a thrilling steampunk retelling of the journey of the Magi, four magi and their young apprentice seek to follow a star that is unlike any they have seen. But with Herod’s army following them through space, they soon find themselves on a mission to save the Child-King, Who will one day save the world.

“The Amnesty Rule” by Lauren Smyth – When an English journalist is embedded in an Allied military unit during World War 2, he shares their experiences while also hiding his own. But as events begin to unfold, he must choose which side he is on and whom he will save—before it’s too late.

“Rescue: A Christmas Story” by Allen Steadham – An auto accident in a small Texas town brings two strangers with very different lives together on Christmas Eve. Will they survive the experience?

“The Opposite of Luck” by Eric Landfried – Teddy is a hard luck case who wants to get a special Christmas gift for his young son, but everything seems to be working against him. What will it take for Teddy to finally catch a break?

“A Tick in Time” by Parker J. Cole – When Elizabeth and Zeke crash into a man on their way home from church, they never imagined the journey he would send them on. Rogue time travelers have prevented the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, and these two “nobodies” must help. Can Elizabeth and Zeke restore history and prevent a worse disaster from happening?


Jake Tyson, a journalism graduate from Central Baptist College, has been writing creatively since he was nine years old and has been a fan of superheroes and Star Wars for as long as he can remember. He and his wife Jessica live in Conway, Arkansas. Jake works for Lifeword Media Ministry and as the youth pastor at Oak Park Baptist Church. He is the author of Vigilante’s Light and its sequel, Freedom’s Fight. He has also written a flash fiction short story, Joining the Team, for, and a short story in Ambassador International’s science fiction anthology, Into the Unknown.

Daniel enjoys writers’ conventions as well as genre conventions. Connecting with avid readers is a joy that he never passes up. He has been invited multiple times to speak at local schools about writing and his work. He has been a featured author for several radio and blogtalk programs, and is a returning guest and sometime substitute co-host for the Brian and Sherri radio program, where he helps interview other authors.
Outside of writing and promoting his work, Daniel enjoys reading, dancing, music, drawing, cooking, and embroidery. He is a long time member of the Embroiderers Guild of America where he has taught classes in stitching. He plays four different instruments and has sung with the Oklahoma State Universities Presidents Masterworks. He has years of stage work behind him in tap, jazz, and ballet as well as Okinawan traditional and modern dance and music. Each week you can find him teaching classes at his church in Sunday school as well as the Life Development Institute of First Baptist Church of Morristown, Tennessee.

Lauren Smyth is a seventeen-year-old homeschooler with a passion for writing, acting, and music. As the daughter of an Air Force fighter pilot and university professor, she has lived in many places across the United States and Europe, from which she gained her love of travel and foreign languages. She currently lives in Colorado with her parents and two cats.

Allen Steadham created comic books and webcomics before he started writing novels. He has been married to his wife, Angel, since 1995 and they have two sons and a daughter. When not writing stories or drawing comics, Allen and his wife are singers, songwriters, and musicians. They have been in a Christian band together since 1997. They live in Central Texas.

Eric Landfried was thirteen years old when he realized he was a writer. Once he had this realization, he grabbed a spiral notebook and began filling it with all the stories bumping around in his head. He was young and inexperienced, and therefore terrible, but the ideas kept coming and he kept improving as a writer. As a shy and withdrawn kid living in West Virginia, writing became the best outlet to express himself, and he exploited it as much as he could. As an adult, he wrote less frequently, usually due to his procrastinating nature, but the ideas never went away. Many of them are still with him, waiting to be introduced to the world.
Eric now lives in New Hampshire with his wife Kristen and son Nathan, and he is looking forward to sharing the contents of his brain with everyone, starting with Solitary Man, and now its sequel, Conflicted Man.