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Smith keeps audience intrigued with love story entwined with adventure

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“Australia is, in many ways, the last frontier, and the islands of the South West Pacific were the last places to receive the Gospel and today bear the evidence of its transforming power,”

Vincent Smith’s new book, Black The Night And Wild The Sea ($22.99, paperback, 978-1-61996-482-2; $34.99, hardcover, 978-1-61996-483-9; $9.99, e-book, 978-1-61996-484-6) is a story of adventure and intrigue, set in the rip-roaring days of the Australian Gold Rushes, when missionaries risked their lives to spread the good news of Jesus and protect native peoples from brutal exploitation. It is also a story of a beautiful Polynesian missionary, torn between her sense of call and her love for an adventurer determined to make his fortune.

“Australia is, in many ways, the last frontier, and the islands of the South West Pacific were the last places to receive the Gospel and today bear the evidence of its transforming power,” states the author. “Black the Night and Wild the Sea is based on an actual love story between a Samoan princess and one of the pioneers who opened up the wild northern tip of Australia.”

Vincent Smith grew up in an industrial town in England and moved to Australia when he was sixteen. It was then that he fell under the spell of the islands of the South West Pacific and their turbulent history. For the past half century he has served as a minister and chaplain to the Australian army, police and emergency services; some of it in the places where this story is set.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Black The Night And Wild The Sea through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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