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Download and read online 50 Bible Inspired Short Stories Vol 1 in PDF and EPUB A Book of 50 Bible Based short stories with fictional characters that will encourage your soul. The short stories come in 6 categories: Family & Friends Walk, Youth Walk, Pastors & Ministers Situations, Urban Life, New Testament Society and Slavery Days. Jesus is real and the characters know this.
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