"When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes."

–Desiderius Erasmus


Mark's debut novel, Trapped in a Hot Air Balloon, was published by Abeka (one of the largest publishers of Christian school resources in the world) in June 2021. Here is a brief synopsis:


"When a hot air balloon ride goes terribly wrong, siblings Jenny and Cole find themselves soaring thousands of feet into the cold Colorado sky.


In the basket of the enormous balloon, they must overcome their differences and safely land the runaway hot air balloon. This unforgettable flight will captivate your imagination and inspire your heart.


Join Jenny and Cole on their trip of a lifetime as they learn to overcome fear, exercise faith, and extend forgiveness."



Managing the editorial departments at Christian book publishers (both international and domestic) enabled Mark to edit over 100 book manuscripts and facilitate the publishing process for hundreds of other publications. Not only did he engage in developmental and copy editing duties, but he also helped coach authors in literary techniques. He continually stresses the importance of knowing one's audience and writing practical content.

Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide

*selective list from 100+ titles       

  • Around the Table: Connecting with Family at Meals

  • The Basis of the Premillennial Faith

  • Biblical Principles of Church Growth

  • Biblical Stewardship

  • Biblical Theology of the New Testament

  • Blessings All Mine with 10,000 Besides!

  • Christian Baptism

  • Day by Day in Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians

  • Day by Day in Hebrews

  • Day by Day in the Gospel of Matthew

  • Day by Day in the Upper Room

  • Dear Muslim Friend

  • Decisions! Decisions!

  • The Early Church

  • Eldership in Action

  • Enjoying the Book of Acts

  • Enjoying the Minor Prophets

  • Enjoying the Proverbs

  • Enjoying the Psalms

  • Enjoying the Song of Songs

  • Enticed by Evil

  • An Evening in Mingouwee

  • The Formation of the New Testament

  • Gabriel and Michael

  • Genesis: From Creation to a Nation

  • Getting Along with Each Other

  • God’s Voice in the Stars

  • GPS for Financial Christian Living

  • Growing Older, Growing Wiser

  • He Died Climbing

  • He Humbled Himself

  • Jerusalem’s Gates: Illustrating the Christian Life

  • Joshua: The Conquest of Canaan

  • Kings of Israel

  • Kings of Judah

  • Letters Missionaries Never Write

  • The Life and Times of David

  • Exodus: The Formation of a Nation

  • Looking for Diamonds in a Coal Bin

  • The Lord’s Supper

  • Meditations in John

  • Meditations in Luke

  • Meditations in Mark

  • Meditations in Matthew

  • The Miracles of Our Lord

  • New Testament Priests, Speak Up!

  • No Other Foundation: An Exposition of Acts 2:42

  • Peace, Perfect Peace

  • Personal Evangelism

  • Personal Financial Stewardship

  • Peter Fleming: A Man of Faith

  • The Preacher and His Preaching

  • Repairing Broken Relationships

  • Resplendent Bride

  • The Seven Last Things

  • The Suffering Servant of the Lord

  • The Ultimate Sacrifice

  • Understanding the Church

  • Understanding the Trinity

  • UnStuck: Moving Beyond Defeat

  • Walking with Jesus: 90 Devotionals on Life of Christ

  • Win the Battle for Your Mind

  • Worship: The Christian’s Highest Occupation

Managing Editor at Christian Books Melanesia

*selective list from 125+ titles       

  • Caring for Gods People

  • Choosing a Partner

  • Christian Education Grade 1

  • Christian Education Grade 2

  • Christian Education Grade 3

  • Christian Education Grade 4

  • Christian Education Grade 5

  • Christian Education Grade 6

  • Christian Finds The Way

  • Christian Marriage And Family Life

  • Come Follow Me

  • Come Let Us Worship

  • Come To Me

  • The Deep Sea Canoe

  • Do Christians Have Problems

  • First Steps with Jesus

  • Go and Make Disciples

  • Have You Met Jesus

  • I Want to Follow Christ

  • I Will Follow Jesus

  • In the Beginning

  • Jesus Has Defeated Satan

  • Jesus of Nazareth

  • Know the Future

  • Leader’s Manual

  • Leading Like Christ

  • Let’s Look in the Bible

  • Living Together in God’s Family

  • Marriage Is for Life

  • Marriage—The Melanesian Way

  • Memorize God’s Word

  • Money, Work and Business

  • My First Steps

  • Prepare for Battle

  • Preparing For Revival

  • Read God’s Word

  • Should I Give?

  • Studies For Growing Christians

  • Teaching about Marriage

  • The Church and Its Work

  • The Holy Spirit and the Church

  • The Pawpaw Tree

  • The Two Shall Be One

  • This IsWhat Jesus Say

  • Understanding Our Need of Revival

  • Why Did Jesus Die

Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide

*selective list from 150+ titles       

  • Acts

  • Bible Doctrines – part 1

  • Bible Doctrines – part 2

  • The Believer’s Battle with Temptation

  • Bible Prophecy

  • The Bible Speaks

  • The Bible Tells Me So

  • The Bible—What’s In It For You?

  • Biblical Eldership

  • Born to Win

  • Christ Loved the Church

  • The Christian Life

  • The Coming King (Matthew’s Gospel)

  • 1 Corinthians

  • 2 Corinthians

  • Daniel

  • Discovering Bible Study

  • Discovering Christ in the Psalms

  • Doing Time With Jesus

  • Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life?

  • Ephesians

  • Forgiving and Being Forgiven

  • Galatians

  • Gideon: Mighty Man of Valor

  • God Is There

  • The God Who Speaks to Man

  • God’s Blueprint for Your Marriage

  • God’s Mandate for Missions

  • God’s Word Is Truth

  • Golden Keys

  • Good News for All (Romans)

  • The Greatest Man Alive

  • Guide to Christian Growth

  • Hebrews

  • The Holy Spirit at Work

  • How to Succeed on the Streets

  • I’ll Take the High Road

  • James

  • The Gospel of John – Part 1

  • The Gospel of John – Part 2

  • The Letters of John

  • John the Baptist: Prophet of the Highest

  • Jonah: Meeting the God of the Second Chance

  • Joseph: A Life of Virtue

  • A Journey Through the Bible

  • Judges

  • Lessons for Christian Living

  • The Lord’s Supper & Baptism

  • Luke

  • Managing Anger God’s Way

  • Mark

  • Matthew

  • Men Who Met the Master

  • The Minor Prophets

  • My God and I: Selected Psalms

  • Names of God

  • New Testament Survey

  • Old Testament Law & History

  • Old Testament Poetry & Prophecy

  • One God, One Way

  • Overcoming Abuse

  • Perfect Person, Perfect Work

  • 1 Peter 

  • 2 Peter, and Jude

  • Philippians, Colossians, & Philemon

  • Plant My Feet on Higher Ground

  • Preach the Word

  • Proverbs for Life

  • Ready to Give an Answer

  • Remember the Creator

  • Revelation

  • Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

  • Romans – part 1

  • Romans – part 2

  • Savior of the World (Luke’s Gospel)

  • Securely Saved and Sure of It!

  • Sense and Nonsense About Prayer

  • The Servant of God (Mark’s Gospel)

  • The Shepherd Leader at Home

  • The Source of Life (John’s Gospel)

  • Study to Show Yourself Approved

  • Summary of the Bible

  • Tell Me the Story of Jesus

  • Thessalonians

  • Things Jesus Said and Did

  • The Three Marys: Devoted Disciples of Jesus

  • Timothy and Titus

  • Walkin’ the Walk: A Guide for Christians in Prison

  • What the Bible Teaches

  • Winning Souls the Bible Way

  • The Woman Who Pleases God

  • You Can Live Forever


Mark's work as Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide enabled him to help develop and edit Bible studies in areas including:

  • Christian Living

  • Bible Survey

  • Character Studies

  • New Testament

  • Old Testament

  • Children & Youth

  • Salvation

  • Foundation

  • Prison

  • Bible Doctrine

These Bible studies are used by numerous ministries within the United States and even across the globe.


Worldwide distribution of these published resources continues strong at 1.4 million each year.

These courses have been translated into 90 languages and are distributed in over 100 countries.

Bible Study Courses


Although small in size and page count, booklets still make a big impact. These concise resources cover a variety of topics that provide encouragement, teaching, and Christian growth.

Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide

*selective list from 30+ titles       

  • Angels

  • Armageddon Soon?

  • Assurance of Salvation

  • Basic Doctrines of the Christian Faith

  • Blessed Trinity

  • The Challenge of Change in Assembly Missions

  • Child Evangelism

  • Christian Devotedness

  • Church Discipline

  • The 5th Commandment

  • Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential Issues

  • God’s Answers to Man’s Questions

  • God’s Good News

  • The Grace of God in Salvation

  • Grasping for Shadows

  • Is Jesus Christ Lord?

  • Men Who Met Jesus

  • Our Reason To Be 

  • Principles & Rewards of Giving

  • The Seven C’s of Decision Making

  • That’s a Good Question!

  • There’s a Way Back to God

  • Think of Your Future

  • True Brokenness

  • The Word for Today

  • Your Mind Matters!

  • Who is the Greatest Man Alive?


Digital (500+)

Because readers increasingly use digital devices to access content, Mark helped lead the effort in converting print resources to electronic formats.

This involved working with with a programmer who developed an interactive App whereby users accessed the same quality content found in print resources, but with enhanced features.

Mark also used InDesign to convert print files into eBook formats that were then uploaded to online retail outlets including Apple and Amazon. These eBooks were readily purchases by readers, and contributed to increased revenue for authors and the publisher.


The larger format of a workbook enables users to write directly in the provided space. This format is often used by small group Bible studies and Bible schools. Subject matter covers a range of topics, but all remain practical in nature.

Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide

*selective list from 10+ titles       

  • Advanced Christian Training

  • Basic Christian Training

  • Better Homes and Marriages

  • The Dynamic Church

  • Follow-Up Guide for New Christians

  • GPS for Financial Christian Living

  • I Am a Christian: True or False?

  • Intermediate Christian Training

  • Living Discipleship Principles

  • Spiritual Revival

  • Survey in Basic Christianity


Group Study Guides

These resources are also developed specifically with a small group in mind. Content includes thoughtful questions that prompt discussion and enthusiasm among group participants.

Publications Director at Emmaus Worldwide

*selective list from 10+ titles       

  • Biblical Servanthood

  • Faith on Trial

  • God’s Comfort for the Believer’s Heart

  • Goodness, For God’s Sake

  • Lessons in Trust 

  • Living for God in an Ungodly Culture

  • Ready to Give an Answer

  • Run the Race

  • Seeing the Invisible God

  • The Seven Last Things

  • To God Be the Glory


Web Articles

As a technology web writer for The Adams Center for Teaching Excellence, Mark's web articles introduced and promoted the center's activities and services. This involved writing about their state-of-the-art learning facilities, teaching initiatives, and learning opportunities.

Technology Web Writer at the Adam's Center for Teaching Excellence

*selective list from 10+ titles       

  • Advancements in Resource Technology

  • Behold! The Future of Distance Education

  • Blackboard Usage Gains Popularity

  • Blackboard Overview

  • Committed to Excellence—Dedicated to Serve

  • Multicultural America

  • New Distance Education Facility

  • Responding to Student Writing

  • Scholar-in-Residence Exceeds Expectations

  • Student Expertise in Action

  • Team 55—Geared to Get You Going

  • Techniques and Strategies of Active Learning

  • The ACU Difference in Videoconferencing

Magazines, Newspapers, Textbooks, Journals

Mark's writing credits include publication in magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. He also worked as an editor and contributor for three-and-a-half years with Abeka, a Christian textbook publisher.

*selective list from 15+ titles       

  • Fountains, 32nd edition — Instructor and Faculty Editor of the Advanced Copy Editing course (published April 2021)

  • Fountains, 31st edition — Instructor and Faculty Editor of the Advanced Copy Editing course (published April 2020)

  • Fountains, 30th edition — Instructor and Faculty Editor of the Copy Editing II course (published April 2019)

  • Fountains, 29th edition — Instructor of Copy Editing II course

  • Emmaus Connection — editor for 50+ editions of Emmaus International newsletter

  • Resource Guide — editor of Emmaus International 48-page catalog

  • "In a Strange Land" — September 2000 editorial feature in the AbileneReporter-News

  • The Shinnery Review — Editor (2000–2001) of the Abilene Christian University literary journal

  • Fountains — Copy Editor (1999 & 2000) for the Pensacola Christian College literary journal

  • "Vandabut Is Served" — Short story published in the 1997 Fountains edition

  • "Hospitals Ready to Combat Hurricanes" — 1998 newspaper article appearing in Hernando Today

  • "15 Christmas and New Year's Eve Ideas" — 1998 magazine article published in Gulf Coast Parent

  • Various article in the Newsette — newsletter for Pensacola Christian Academy

  • World Geography — 1998—Contributing Writer/Editor for Abeka

  • World History and Cultures — 1997 Editorial Assistant at Abeka

  • American Government — 1997 Editorial Assistant at Abeka

  • Biology — 1997 Editorial Assistant at Abeka