Refreshing New Xulon Juvenile Fiction Delivers The Message Of The Cross Of Christ To Young People Through A Fun, Exciting Mystery

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Author Billy Stancil’s story reveals a mysterious castle that puts the book’s characters in danger – while at the same time glorifies God in a manner that will truly excite the spirit and soul of believers of all ages


I want kids to learn that there is more to God than the four walls of the church

Within the pages of Billy Stancil’s new book, Mark McGee And The Gateway To God, ($19.49, paperback, 9781498475532; $9.99, e-book, 9781498475549) young readers will meet Mark McGee and his family – new residents in the small town of Gateway, Florida. Just as Mark begins to enjoy his new friends and quiet life, he discovers that this little town has a big secret. Following a string of nightmares involving a dragon and a boy who claims to have the answers, Mark begins a journey to investigate the mysteries of a castle hidden in a “scary forest” and the missing children it’s believed to contain. Children will excitedly join Mark, Scotty, Gabi and friends as they learn the meaning of friendship, the truth of a legend and the power of love while they search for the Gateway to God.

“My book is an exciting look at the power of prayer, faith and love,” states the author. “I want kids to learn that there is more to God than the four walls of the church. An adventure in Him awaits.”

Billy Stancil was born in North Carolina and presently lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife. He has been involved in youth ministry, Christian comedy, and drama ministry – working in youth and children's ministry for most of his life. His goal as an author is to offer the message of the cross of Christ in an exciting way to children of all ages.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Mark McGee And The Gateway To God through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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