Mercy in America

Volume 1

Christian - Fiction
226 Pages
Reviewed on 08/16/2015
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Author Biography

Michael Fulkerson was born premature and is profoundly hearing impaired in both ears. He was born in Helena, Arkansas. He is the oldest of two brothers. He moved to Lexington, Nebraska when he was in the third grade. Fulkerson graduated from Lexington Senior High School in 1993. He also completed his Bible Studies with the Emmaus Bible School.

Fulkerson enjoys bodybuilding. He goes to the gym twice a day. He also enjoys going for nature walks.

Fulkerson is the author of the Mercy series books....Mercy in America and Mercy in Oklahoma City. Both on Amazon. The Mercy Series books are all about showing Mercy to others and the power of prayer.

He is currently writing Demon Stalker with a writing partner. Also, Fulkerson is working on a short story book as well.

He has his own music album on Amazon titled....Michael Fulkerson: The Epic Return. It is a different and new style of music.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

In author Michael Fulkerson’s Mercy in America, we find ourselves following the protagonist, Lane, as he embarks on a mission at the age of twelve from Joppa to find his father. The year is 1734 and Lane encounters many struggles during his quest, including slave traders, and he uses the power of prayer to help him to survive throughout. The story is a rip roaring tale that jumps from one adventure to the next as Lane fights to find his dad. Lane meets many new people on his journey, some friends and some foes, and he uses the power of the Lord to try to effect change in them all.

Mercy in America shows a lot of promise in the genre of Christian fiction. Michael Fulkerson’s character development skills are strong, and you’ll find yourself truly rooting for young Lane and his mission. Those with a strong Christian background will appreciate Lane’s reliance on prayer and God’s guidance during his trials and tribulations. Readers who enjoy Christian fiction with a strong sense of mission, action/adventure novels, or those who enjoy reads about the evils of the slave trade would enjoy this book. I think Mr. Fulkerson’s writing shows a lot of promise, and I certainly hope he continues to endeavor in this work. It’s clear that he has a real zeal to share the word of the Lord, and his work has led to a very worthwhile read.

Ray Simmons

Mercy in America by Michael E. Fulkerson is an interesting and thoughtful novel. To be honest, when I pick up a book on slavery in America I expect the usual gore and inhumanity associated with the African slave trade in the United States. Thank God this is not one of those books, though slavery is a sad tale no matter who ends up telling it. The year is 1734 and our protagonist is a young man named Lane who has decided to go in search of his missing father. So Mercy in America is a quest as well as a coming of age story. If there were a Young Adult Christian category, I think this story would belong there. Lane is young, very young to be setting off alone on this kind of adventure, but part of the power of Mercy in America is the complete trust in God that sometimes only the very young can have.

Michael E. Fulkerson lays out a beautiful story as we watch Lane as he shares his determination to seek his father with his mother and other family members, and then sets out for the city of Joppa to find his father. Once he gets there, he comes face to face with the reality of slavery and quickly becomes part of the movement against it. Lane is a character many can empathize with, especially Christian readers who want to walk with God in their daily life. Lane discusses everything with God. This is his greatest strength.