Situated in the foothills of Appalachia, Riddle Creek Publishing wears the name of the brook along which it rests. Established in 2002, our young company provides biblically based classroom material designed to assist teachers and their students. With the Bible as the textbook, our topical studies provide guidance through organization, relevant applications, and questions that stimulate discussion. We are currently focused on “Equipping our Teens.”
Ted Burleson has been preaching the gospel in Tennessee and Alabama for over forty years. Presently, he preaches for the Hamilton church of Christ in Hamilton, Alabama, and serves on the faculty of Ambridge University. After receiving an AA from Freed-Hardeman College and a BA from Lipscomb University, Dr. Burleson continued his education receiving a MMin at Freed-Hardeman University and also a MDiv at Lipscomb University. In May 2004, Burleson completed his DMin at Harding University Graduate School of Religion. His dissertation topic was “Improving Marital Satisfaction in Couples.” Dr. Burleson is married to the former Karen Semore, and they have four grandchildren.
Adam Faughn is the pulpit minister for the Central church of Christ in Paducah, Kentucky. He and his wife, Leah, have two children, Mary Carol and Turner. Adam is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University where he earned a BA in history and a MMin. He has served as a part-time youth minister for the church of Christ in Somerville, Tennessee. Adam also served as youth minister for the Ninth Avenue church of Christ in Haleyville, Alabama, and as pulpit minister for the Lebanon Road church in Nashville, Tennessee. Adam is proud that his family is filled with Christians who serve as preachers, elders, Bible class teachers, and song leaders.
Andy Kizer, former Dean of Students and instructor for the Brown Trail School of Preaching, has preached the gospel for more than forty years. His local work has been done in Howe, Texas, and Haleyville and Florence, Alabama. He and his wife, Mary Jane, are parents of four sons who are Bible students, authors, gospel preachers, and missionaries. They have twelve grandchildren who are being reared in Christian homes. Andy has written workbooks and study guides for youth through adult ages. He now serves as pulpit minister for the Salem church of Christ in Florence, Alabama. He has taught and lectured in preacher training schools in Russia, Panama, and Ghana.
Barton Kizer has received both a BA in Bible and a MA in New Testament Studies from Freed-Hardeman University. Under the oversight of the elders of the Chase Park church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama, Barton and his wife, Allison, and children, Cole, Elias, Celia, and Alba, are working with a church planting team in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to becoming a missionary, he worked with the Ashville Road church of Christ in Leeds, Alabama, for six years.
Drew Kizer preaches for the Ashville Road church of Christ in Leeds, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham. He has received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Freed-Hardeman University. Drew teaches courses in Old Testament, New Testament, Ethics, and World Religion on the college level and has written several books. He and his wife, Julie, have two children, Ava and Jackson. Drew is proud to be the son, son-in-law, and brother of gospel preachers.
Congratulations to Andy, Barton, and Drew Kizer on completing the Riddle Creek series on the history of Israel! The four thirteen-lesson books explore the heart of major biblical teaching from the conquest of Canaan to the return of the Jews from Babylonian captivity. I find this series engaging; it invites the reader to think biblically and practically. Love the creative and accurate book titles. Love the discussion questions. Love the excellent example of father/son collaboration. I hope this fine series receives wide use in our Bible classes and family Bible studies.
A great read for believers looking for answers/encouragement about the hope of Christianity. For skeptics, the book is a challenging recognition of the dramatic differences in hope with Christ and hope without Him. Meaningful insights throughout.
Very well organized and thought provoking. Every Christian should read this book and take it to heart.