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Chris Stewart Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Great and Terrible Books

The Brothers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Angels Fall (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Sun (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fury & Light (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the End of Heaven (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clear as the Moon (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wrath & Righteousness Books

Wrath & Righteousness (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness of This World (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of the Morning (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breathless (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master's Cry (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke and Dust (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wolves in the Night (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil in the Darkness (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spiders from the Shadows (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunrise (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Driving Over Lemons Trilogy Books

A Parrot in the Pepper Tree (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society (By:) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Driving Over Lemons (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Shattered Bone (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kill Box (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Consequence (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fourth War (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The God of War (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Sky (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

A Christmas Bell for Anya (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Can’t Eat No Pippin Apples (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Missionary Miracles (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redefining Joy in the Last Days (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Miracles That Saved America (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Miracle of Freedom (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Chris Stewart:

Early Life and Education

Christopher Douglas “Chris” Stewart was born in Logan (Utah) on July 15, 1960. He spent his early life in a dairy farm in Cache Valley, an agricultural valley of northern Utah and southeast Idaho, famous for the Bear River Massacre of 1863. His father was a pilot of the Air Force and after retiring, he became a teacher. His mother, Sybil S. Stewart, was an hard-worker, full-time housewife, awarded in 1996 as Utah Mother of the Year.

Stewart attended the Sky View High School, where he graduated in 1978. Right after high school, he entered the Utah State University. He stayed in university and attended classes for a short period of time: as a matter of fact, after only one year he took a break and served in a Mormon mission in Texas. After this missionary service, he re-entered the Utah State University and graduated in 1984 in economics.

Stewart the Soldier: His Military Career

From 1984 to 1998, Stewart served the U.S. military force. After his graduation, Stewart sent a request to the Air Force’s Officer training School and to the Undergraduate Pilot Training. He was accepted into both endeavours: this dual-training program accepted only two officers per year, so it was a great honour and recognition. Both training programs awarded him with the Distinguished Graduate Prize. Thanks to his great performances, he was trained to fly helicopters and jet-aircraft. In 1995, he was awarded the Mackay Trophy, a trophy given for the most meritorious flight of the year, for the operation known as Coronet Bat.

Stewart was well-known in the military, not only because of his awards and merits, but mainly because of his world record. As a matter of fact, on June 3, 1995, he set, together with a flight of two B-1s, the world record for the fastest non-stop flight around the world. Stewart and his team flew 36,797.65 kilometers in 36 hours and 13 minutes.

Stewart the Businessman

After his honourable military career, Stewart began a private business career. He covered the head position of president and CEO in the Shipley Group, a consulting company that specialized in environmental issues, anti-terrorism training and corporate security. In 2012, he sold the company, right before starting another kind of career, this time involving politics.

Stewart the Politician

Stewart entered successfully the political scenario after he sold the Shipley Group: even if he had no previous experience as politician, his strong leadership skills helped him. In 2012, he attended the Republican nomination for Utah’s 2nd District U.S. House seat. His opponent was Democrat Jay Seegmiller, a former state lawmaker, whom he defeated with 62% of the votes, and on January 3, 2013 he took the seat.

Stewart is a conservative Republican, who strongly believes in military action. He runs his own website, where he poses rhetorical and powerful questions about the possibility of setting “our nation back on the path of prosperity and confidence”.

He now lives in Mountain Home (Idaho) with his wife Evie Stewart and his six children.

The Style

Even if Stewart is such an eclectic man, his passion has always relied in the military. This is evident not only because of his military awards, prizes and

political choices, but also because of his writing style. As a matter of fact his book are full of technical terms, descriptions, conflicts and politics typical of the military environment. He has a very realistic and technical tone, easy to read and follow.

The Books

In the late nineties, while he was still attending the military service, Stewart began to write. His literary career started with techno-thrillers. His first novel, Shattered Bone, was published on October 1, 1998. The book tells the story of Richard Ammon, a 18-year-old soldier who encounters many difficulties and has to overcome many obstacles. This literary debut was welcomed with enthusiasm: its suspenseful action, plausible geographical scenarios and detailed wonders of advanced military technologies were highly praised.

Stewart is well-known particularly for his thrilling series The Great and Terrible, full of political intrigues, deadly epidemics, economic disasters, passions and drama. The series include six volumes and its plot is highly influenced by Stewart’s Mormon’s beliefs. It takes the reader from the beginning of times to the final hours of the last days of the human existence.

Stewart has written more than a dozen books and has been selected by the Book of the Month Club. His books have been published in twelve different countries. He has also been a guest editorialist for Detroit News, commenting mainly on matters of military readiness and national security matters.

Stewart’s Latest Novels

Stewart has been co-writing two successful novels in the last two years. The first one, The Miracles of Freedom. Seven tipping points that saved the world was published in 2011 and was written by Stewart and his brother Ted. They make a strong case that fewer than 5 percent of the population that ever lived on the earth have lived under conditions that could be considered free. They consider the contemporary period as a relatively free one: the two brothers investigate the meaning of the word “freedom” and reveal seven different critical events that have led to this fertile, miraculous moment. These moments include the defeat of the Assyrian in the quest to destroy the kingdom of Judah; the victory of the Greeks over the Persians; the defeat of the Muslim armies at Poitiers; the discovery of the New World and the Battle of Britain in World War II.

The second novel is titled My story and was published in 2013. Stewart wrote this book with Elizabeth Smart. As the title suggests, the book tells the moving and heart-breaking story of Elizabeth, how she survived and succeeded in forging a new life after an horrible, brutal crime. Elizabeth was abducted at the age of 14 from her bedroom in Salt Lake City on June 5, 2002, by a couple of religious fanatic. Stewart and Elizabeth write together the touching story of how she was kept chained, dressed in disguise and raped. The story has an happy ending, since Elizabeth was rescued on March 12, 2003. In the nine years after her rescue, she succeeded in changing her life and helping people who suffered from her same situation by creating a foundation to help prevent crimes against children.

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