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  • Keywords
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    • Clayton Steiner,
    • Jere Steiner,
    • Personal memoir,
    • Christian growth,
    • Mennonite beliefs,
    • God’s wisdom

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Clayton's Chronicles
A Heavenly Perspective of the Down-to-Earth Life of Clayton H. Steiner
by Jere Steiner and Clayton Steiner

More than anything, Beemer, one of Heaven’s chroniclers-in-training, wants to launch his career by writing the story of a famous human. When the ambitious trainee is assigned a lowly farmer’s son, Clayton Steiner, as his first project, disappointment instantly challenges his dream of stardom. Through his botched attempts to glorify his flawed subject (for which his exasperated editor frequently reprimands him), Chronicler Beemer learns how purposeful God’s love is for these flawed humans. As Clayton wrestles with the weight of perfectionism, intense moments of grief, and the sins of his father, Beemer realizes that Clayton’s life is more complex and captivating than he could have imagined. Clayton’s Chronicles offers an intriguing twist to a memoir. While recounting the day-to-day routines and struggles of Clayton Steiner, it provides a unique perspective that unlocks the incredible value and strength of the human spirit. Written from a unique and charming point of view, this book will arm anyone battling family dysfunction or self-esteem issues with hope. Its candid and vulnerable account discusses typically taboo subjects and inspires us all to continue to learn, find empowerment, and understand our ultimate worth to ourselves, our communities, and God.

This is a great story and product and I’m excited to see it go to print. Jere (Clayton’s nephew) provides a unique telling of Clayton’s story by including a heavenly being to chronicle Clayton’s life. The story is written with integrity and vulnerability, not shying away from the struggles and toxicity experienced throughout his life. An important story about how a negative childhood environment can greatly affect us AND how overcoming those difficulties is possible. This is a must-read book, especially for those who have hidden their thoughts and emotions within themselves for far too long … you won’t be able to put this book down! —Ben Bouwman, Pastor of Walnut Hill Mennonite Church Clayton’s Chronicles by Jere Steiner and Clayton Steiner is a heartwarming memoir in story form that is hopeful and engaging. There is a grace to this story that holds and never shies away from the hard things that life brings. It is a story of an evolution of faith that I think many readers will identify with. Clayton’s story will stay with me for a long time to come. —Lynn Diener, Writer and Mennonite by Choice

Jere has always found inspiration exercising his creative gene, whether through inventing games, performing curious skits, composing essays, or writing his first published book, Clayton’s Chronicles, with his uncle, Clayton Steiner. Clayton has taken great satisfaction in organizing numerous historical records for various organizations, as well as publishing a family ancestry book. For his own records, he dutifully journaled his experiences throughout his lifetime, paving the way for this book. Jere Steiner lives in Farmington, Arkansas, with Jennifer, his wife of thirty-seven years. Clayton Steiner and his wife, Jeanne, live in Bakersfield, California.


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