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I'm Jim Yackel, and I am a novelist, columnist, blogger, singer/songwriter/recording artist, connoisseur of Kung Pao Chicken, and most importantly a follower of Jesus Christ. I endeavor to maintain a post as a watchman at the wall; thereby being keenly aware of the increasingly perilous time in which we live. Please partake of my writing and music, and it is my hope that you will enjoy... God bless you.
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We Are Sheep – an intro and word about The Sleepwalkers

So much of the world and specifically America is asleep. Sure, we as individuals are conscious and moving about through our days, but we’re unaware and disbelieving of the forces that are working against us while likewise using us as sacrificial lambs to achieve a larger purpose; an evil purpose. We are technologically savvy but spiritually we are regressing primates. We have seemingly an…

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Wake Up Oh Sleepers and Get a Freebie!

It seems that all I post about here is my latest book The Sleepwalkers. Today and tomorrow, April 13th and 14th, you can get a free Kindle download from the book’s Amazon page…

THE SLEEPWALKERS Available in Kindle and Paperback

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My latest book release, the suspense/thriller The Sleepwalkers is now available at the | Kindle | and | paperback.|  Here is a description of the book:

  What will it take to shake them awake? A diverse demographic and culture of sleepwalkers live a life of alcoholism, drug use, lotto, computer games, smartphones – and in many cases opulence and haughty self-anointing. But the single thread that…

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The Black Mask and The Sleepwalkers

There is a darkness coming…wake up oh sleepers The Sleepwalkers on Amazon Kindle and paperback

There is a darkness coming…wake up oh sleepers

The Sleepwalkers on Amazon Kindle and paperback

Promotional images for The Sleepwalkers fiction/suspense/thriller to be available mid April 2014 in Amazon Kindle and paperback.  

What will it take to shake them awake?  A diverse demographic and culture of sleepwalkers live a life of alcoholism, drug use, lotto, computer games, smartphones - and in many cases opulence and haughty self-anointing.  But the single thread that ties these various demographic groups together is their ignorance to the collapsing economy and world around them.  As the year 2013 winds down, there is a darkness that is sweeping America and the world, and these individuals are collectively blinded to it by self-medication and by The Powers That Be through the entertainment and mainstream news media.  The darkness is as much supernatural as natural, and seemingly only a few watchmen can see it coming.

A Christian man named Jeff Seagraves toils in a busy convenience store serving those who choose to stay asleep, and while he is awake and aware those who slumber appear to enjoy a higher quality of life and a greater sense of freedom.  As they wallow in the trappings of modern convenience and swallow the lies that the government and media feed them, Jeff suffers through anxiety, depression, fear and worry as he struggles to make ends meet.  His faith is strong, but he is not free.  Could the roots of his failure and despair be as much supernatural as natural?  Could much of his malady be linked to his past?

Jeff relies on the alternative media and YouTube for his news as the mainstream does nothing but facilitate the spread of the darkness.  Will he encounter someone online who has inside knowledge as to coming events that will change the world?  Will there be an event that will shake the sleepwalking populace into consciousness?  Will Jeff ever be delivered of his own darkness and used by God to be a source of light when seemingly all light has been extinguished?

Introducing the front and back cover to The Sleepwalkers by author Jim Yackel.  The cover was designed by LLPix Photography .  This suspense/thriller will be released on Amazon Kindle and paperback in mid April 2014.  What follows is the description of the story:

What will it take to shake them awake? A diverse demographic and culture of sleepwalkers live a life of alcoholism, drug use, lotto, computer games, smartphones - and in many cases opulence and haughty self-anointing. But the single thread that ties these various demographic groups together is their ignorance to the collapsing economy and world around them. As the year 2013 winds down, there is a darkness that is sweeping America and the world, and these individuals are collectively blinded to it by self-medication and by The Powers That Be through the entertainment and mainstream news media. The darkness is as much supernatural as natural, and seemingly only a few watchmen can see it coming.

A Christian man named Jeff Seagraves toils in a busy convenience store serving those who choose to stay asleep, and while he is awake and aware those who slumber appear to enjoy a higher quality of life and a greater sense of freedom. As they wallow in the trappings of modern convenience and swallow the lies that the government and media feed them, Jeff suffers through anxiety, depression, fear and worry as he struggles to make ends meet. His faith is strong, but he is not free. Could the roots of his failure and despair be as much supernatural as natural? Could much of his malady be linked to his past?

Jeff relies on the alternative media and YouTube for his news as the mainstream does nothing but facilitate the spread of the darkness. Will he encounter someone online who has inside knowledge as to coming events that will change the world? Will there be an event that will shake the sleepwalking populace into consciousness? Will Jeff ever be delivered of his own darkness and used by God to be a source of light when seemingly all light has been extinguished?

Be awake and aware and watch for the release of The Sleepwalkers!

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Prophetic dreams and visions? Dire warnings of imminent Biblical apocalypse? A musician named Jesse Same, who reluctantly impersonates Elvis Presley for his living, resides in the same small town that was the birthplace of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…

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These are perilous times in which we live, more so than at any point in this world’s history. Up is down, right is wrong, finances are strained, and our very safety and security is put into the hands of powers and principalities that do not have our best interests at heart. As this fallen…

The Wayfarers (acoustic version) is melodic, haunting, guitar-driven Pop/Rock with tight two-part vocal harmony. It was recorded as the duo Jim Yackel & Co. with Jim Yackel on lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Mike Case on harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, and egg shaker. This tune is the theme song to Jim’s ‘The Wayfarers’ fiction book Trilogy, in Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUADZ0M

LYRICS:

The Wayfarers (c) 2013 Jim Yackel
Published by Moonrazor Released BMI


1)

Our backpacks are so heavy
With secrets none can see
Help us carry the load
On this long road

2)

Our legs are tired and aching
Holes in our souls gaping
Evil we’re escaping
Walking away


CHORUS:

We are wayfarers
Treading through twilight
Escaping the wolf’s bite

3)

The path is straight and narrow
Beneath a billion stars
Trekking to our Savior
Watching the sky
Our backpacks are so heavy
With secrets none can see
Jesus, carry the load
On this long road


CHORUS:

We are wayfarers
Treading through twilight
Escaping the wolf’s bite
We are wayfarers
Walking from the east
Armored against the beast

End 1)

Lord, your voice we heard
Up from this fallen world
We’re dumping our backpacks
And we’re not turning back

Tag)

We are wayfarers
We are wayfarers
Onward ho!
Onward ho!