RICHARD A HACKETT JR
When dreams become words to share with others, amazing things can happen
I love seeing how the power of the written word can change a life or redefine a moment in time. This power is the inspiration for my stories. How something, or someone, who most see as simple and insignificant, can step forward on faith and become powerful beyond belief. It is the theme that God has used for thousands of years, turning ordinary men and women into powerful examples of what it means to live life to the full. I hope you enjoy these stories, lessons and discussions that God has put on my heart to write and share with you.
COMPLETED BOOKS & STORIES
A Treasured Collection
WITH GOD, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
The untold story of the dangerous and impossible road this young man would have to travel if he were to find his Savior, his purpose and ultimately his quest for eternal life.
LIFE IS NEVER WHAT IT SEEMS
To survive the dangers he now faced, Luke needed to use every resource his body could call upon, including the most important one that he had yet to learn to use. The Eyes of his Heart.
1775 - A REVOLUTION OF THE HEART
As power shifts and loyalties change can the bond of friendship and personal conviction define the character of an emerging nation during the American Revolution?
GUIDEBOOK TO WRITING YOUR NEW LIFE STORY
Your Eternal Legacy Awaits You
History teaches that any and every individual can be in control of their legacy, but only if they choose to embrace it. No matter what age, gender, race, intellect or economic background you come from, destiny ﬁnds a way to level the playing ﬁeld for those who are brave enough to step out of the shadows in order to write their own legacy.
As glorious and inspiring as that might sound, most surrender the potential of their life stories and legacies to the will of others, never questioning where they are going or what waits for them at the end of their journey. However, there are a rare few who by chance or choice decide to step out of the numbing ﬂow of religious ‘group think’ in order to reclaim the authorship of their life story and ﬁnd the freedom to embrace the incredible life they’ve always desired and were created to live. Those are the ones who get to write their own eternal legacy and choose the glorious ending to their incredible story.
This guidebook is for you.
SOME SECRETS SHOULD NEVER BE CARRIED
This is a Children's Story written specifically for parents, grandparents, teachers, relatives and concerned friends who want to not only protect the innocence of our children, but to free them of past abuse. It is about how other people’s actions can force children to carry a heavy bag of unwanted secrets around with them their whole lives. Secrets that weigh down their hearts and steal their joy and happiness. The story is meant as a tool to help open the floodgates of discussion and hopefully aid in their healing.
There is so much we can learn from our past that will help us understand how to live better in the future. Here is a series of humorous, but spiritual "life lessons' learned from the author during his life.
BOOKS AND STORIES IN THE WORKS
STONES OF TROUBLE
Children's Story - Understanding gratitude
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence, sometimes its even a little scary. This is a wonderful short story to help a child understand and appreciate how much a parent loves them and all that they do for them each day of their lives.
A HEART OF STONE
Volume Two - The Eyes of the Heart Series
As the spiritual layers become more clear, real and dangerous to Luke, so does the forces of evil working to stop him. However, there are those supporting him hoping to buy him enough time to reveal the dark forces sinister goals and agenda. It is a spiritual battle of epic scale and the Christian world hangs in the balance.
HOW THE PIG GOT ITS TAIL
Children's Story - Taking responsibility for our actions
A wonderful and fun journey that follows a very obnoxious pig interacting with the other animals in Noah's Ark. The pig learning the hard way how to work and play together and taking responsibility for our actions and words.
HOW TO MAKE A DRAGON
Children's Story - How mean words can create monsters
With so much bullying and hurtful dialog in our schools, this story of an innocent and loving princess who finds herself in a very difficult and dangerous situation as a result of others words and deeds. It helps children understand how their words and actions towards others can have an impact (good and bad) that can have horrible consequences.
A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART
Character lessons from David & Bathsheba
This historical fiction story follows the Biblical account of David, a man after God's own heart, and the far reaching consequences that occur when he stops seeking the desires of God's heart and follows his own.