My First History Book is Finally Published!


Lenten Greetings and Happy Martin Luther Day!

My First History Book Reflections: Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and James Ussher are the three main non-divine figures in my my first history book Martin Luther, William Tyndale, James Ussher, and their Work in Classics: With Other Christian Essays and Yahweh, Jesus, and the three main Divine Figures in my first history book. Martin Luther is probably the most famous of the three churchmen discussed in this book, but William Tyndale and James Ussher are sadly probably not as well known. In this book, I discuss the lives, work, and ministries of Luther, Tyndale, and Ussher. Luther, Tyndale, and Ussher were wrestling with many of the same issues, which we wrestle with today.

What issues were they dealing with during the Reformation Era, which we are stilling dealing with today? For this blog post, I will only address one major issue. Abortion was a major problem in Christian Europe during the Reformation, so Martin Luther was the first pro-life clergymen and he was the first advocate for infants and their mothers. Babies deserve Holy Baptism and not abortion. The Holy Spirit laid it both on my heart and my former pastor's, Reverend Mike Hughes,' heart to say the following: "Abortion is both murder and a sin!"

Martin Luther, William Tyndale, James Ussher, and their Work in Classics: With Other Christian Essays is both a mouth full of a title and my first history book. I explore the lives, ministries, and the work in Classics of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and James Ussher in this book. Most people have heard of the famous German monk, who stood up for the Gospel of Jesus Christ during the Reformation, but who are William Tyndale and James Ussher? Tyndale was an English priest, a Protestant Reformer, and one of Luther’s students. Ussher was the Anglican Archbishop from Ireland, who figured out the dates of Creation, Alexander the Great’s death, and Julius Caesar’s assignation.

Let us read the Holy Gospel of St. Luke Chapter 1:46-55:

"46 And Mary said, 'My soul doth magnify the LORD, 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. 48 For He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 49 For He, That is mighty, hath done to me great things; and Holy is His Name. 50 And His Mercy is on them, that fear Him from generation to generation. 51 He hath shewed (shown) strength with His Arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away. 54 He hath helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His Mercy; 55 As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever'" (KJV 1611).

February 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'm having a book signing at Jen's Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on the corner of High Street and Chestnut Street in between Circle K Gas Station and Zion Lutheran Church (NALC) in St. Marys, Ohio on Saturday February 20, 2021 from 11 AM to 3 PM. (This book signing was was supposed to be held on Saturday February 6, 2021, but it was sadly postponed until Saturday February 20, 2021; same time and some place.)
March 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'm having a book signing at the Hallmark Store on Elm Street in Lima, Ohio on Saturday March 6, 2021 from 11 AM to 1 PM.
2. I'm having a St. Patrick's Day Book Signing and Table Sale at The Pony Keg on the corner of Shawnee Road and State Route 117 in Lima, Ohio on Saturday March 13, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
April 2021 Book Signing(s):
1. I'll be having a book signing at Small Town Flea Market on N. Main Street in Delphos, Ohio on Saturday April 10, 2021 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

October 2021 Book Signing(s):

1. I'll be having a book signing at the 2021 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show at the Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday October 30, 2021 from 11 AM to 5 PM. (I'll be getting more information out about the 2021 Vaughnsville Craft and Vendor Show in the near future, which I'll be hosting.)  

MAILING CHECKS TO ME FOR BOOKS: I am now accepting checks through the mail for $15 for copies of each book: The Rising of The Moon Book 1: Changing Tides Part 1, The Rising of The Moon Book 1: Changing Tides Part 2, and The Rising of The Moon Book 2: Faith, Hope, and Love. $15 checks will cover the cost of each book and shipping. Please include a note with your check saying, which books you want to buy off of me with your check. Checks may be written out to me, James O'Flannery, and mailed to James O'Flannery 1524 Crayton Avenue Lima, Ohio 45805. I also can meet up with you, if you live in the following Ohio communities, Lima, Cridersville, Vaughnsville, Fort Jennings, Columbus Grove, St. Marys, Minster, New Bremen, Delphos, and Ottoville, and sell you books directly. For my latest book Martin Luther, William Tyndale, James Ussher, and their Work in Classics: With Other Christian Essays, I will be accepting checks for $20 and $25. The checks must be for $25 ($5 covering shipping if you don't live in Lima, Cridersville, Vaughnsville, Fort Jennings, Columbus Grove, St. Marys, Minster, New Bremen, Delphos, or Ottoville. If you live in any of those communities or if you're willing to meet up with me in any of those communities, then $20 checks via the mail or $20 cash in-person or credit cards and/or debit card payments for $20 in-person work too.

My Green Irish Angel Statues: My Green Irish Angel Statues are really cute! They are only $1 each and they make great gifts. I have three kinds: 1. Cross-Bearing Angels, 2. Praying Angels, and 3. Angels Holding Butterflies. I like the Cross-Bearing Angels the best, because they are carrying Crosses. Each one bearing a Cross reminds us, that Jesus died on the True Cross to save every single person from death, Hell, Satan, Satan's Demons, Original Sin from Adam and Eve, and their personal sins. They're available exclusively at Jen's Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on the corner High Street and Chestnut Street in between Circle K Gas Station and Zion Lutheran Church (NALC) in St. Marys, Ohio.

Stores Carrying My Books:  My books, which I’ve written and published, are also available at the following stores: Brunner News Agency on Flanders Avenue in Lima, Ohio, Jen’s Furniture and Collectibles (JFC) on High Street in St. Marys, Ohio, The Menagerie at 1178 Indiana Avenue behind Beer Barrel in the St. Marys Business Complex in St. Marys, Ohio, Readmore Hallmark Stores out at Eastgate Plaza and on Elm Street in Lima, Ohio, Wagner's IGA Grocery Store in Minster, Ohio, and in the Shop section of my website ohioirishlutheranpress.com .

Thank you!

James W. O’Flannery, President and Founder of Ohio Irish Lutheran Press (OIL Press)