Monday, March 11, 2024

The Mercy Seat By Henry O. Arnold + Give Away

The Mercy Seat JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Mercy Seat by Henry O. Arnold, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: The Mercy Seat
The Urban Chronicles #1
Henry O. Arnold
Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date:
March 5, 2024
Christian Contemporary Fiction

Hells Canyon is a neighborhood in Richland, Tennessee where tourists never venture, and locals fear to tread. Maxwell Crane, former Marine chaplain and pastor of The Mercy Seat church, struggles to provide a beacon of hope. 

But others have their eyes set on Hells Canyon: power elites, robber barons, and street gangs seek their own gain at the cost of the beleaguered urban neighborhood. For the people who live there, it’s been a fight to exist their whole lives, and that fight is getting harder. 

Maxwell doesn’t have to stay in Hells Canyon. He and his family could leave to live a comfortable middle-class existence. Instead, Maxwell chooses to risk his life—and the lives of those around him—to stand against the oppressors. 

But what happens when this pastor crosses a line, taking justice into his own hands? Will his family, his community, and his God ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?  

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Book Excerpt

Wherever you're going tonight, you come back. You come back safe, Maxwell shouted from the front porch. If those words were the last his son heard from his father, at least he would know they were spoken out of the fierce love his father had for his son.

Carlo rewarded Maxwell with a raised arm and clinched fist before he passed out of the illumination of the streetlight and into the dark maze of the Garden’s housing projects.

“Holy God. Holy Father, protect my son from the perils of this night.” Maxwell uttered
the prayer only for this night, not future nights. Future nights would have their own prayers.
Dear Lord, get my son through one more day. For Maxwell this prayer was much like those he’d
uttered for his Marines before a mission. Protect them from the enemy, dear Lord, and bring
them back safely, but not every prayer for every mission was answered with its hoped-for

About the Author

Henry O. Arnold

Mr. Arnold's career as an actor/author spans over five decades with multiple stage and film credits. His most recent film is The Hiding Place. He has recorded over one hundred audiobooks and is the author of the multi-volume biblical/historical fiction series entitled The Song of Prophets and Kings. When not writing he can be found hiking on a trail somewhere on the planet. He and his lovely wife Kay have two beautiful daughters, married to two handsome men, with three above-average grandchildren.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a print copy of The Mercy Seat & $20 Amazon Gift Card!

The Mercy Seat JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight March 11, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on March 18, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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