Most of my books fall into two broad categories.  Writing for Parents and Fiction for Tweens/Young Adult Readers.


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Contemporary adventure and suspense for Tweens and Young Adult readers.  Girls love these, but especially designed to hold the attention of boys.  Not patronizing, skinny books, but stories they can truly enjoy and learn from.  Perfect for reluctant readers, and ideal for parents or teachers to read to their kids.


Easy Target

From Homeschool to Middle School, Hudson take on bullying…

A school project goes terribly wrong in this middle-grade thriller about ex-homeschooler and Christian teen Hudson Sutton and his experiences in his new school. When he makes two friends and attempts to take on an established hierarchy of bullying, he doesn’t realize he’s taking a risk he never expected—becoming a bully himself. An exciting page-turner that covers the complicated realities of social media, relationships, and doing what’s right.


Escape from the Everglades

Sometimes the only escape from danger isn’t running away… but facing it head-on.

(High Water series) Book 1

He needs to find his friend. But that means facing gators… again. Escape from the Everglades is the first book in the High Water series and blends contemporary mystery and suspense, dramatic situations, and high adventure that all young adult readers will dive into it. A clean YA read that parents and librarians love. No hokey-fiction, but a story with realistic characters doing their best to do what is right in tough situations.


Below the Surface book cover, by Tim ShoemakerBelow the Surface

Fear can be buried…but that doesn’t mean it’s dead.

(A Code of Silence Novel)   Book 3

Suspense fiction for Tweens and Young Adults.  In this exciting conclusion to the Code of Silence Series, Cooper thinks he can bury his fears, and a vacation aboard The Getaway with his friends is just the escape he needs.  But old fears and new dangers have a way of finding them.  When they witness a murder, Coop realizes his fears are alive and well…just below the surface.

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Back Before Dark book cover, by Tim ShoemakerBack Before Dark

Sometimes Rescuing a Friend from Darkness Means Going in After Them

(A Code of Silence Novel) Book 2

Suspense fiction for Tweens and Young Adults.  How far do you go to help a friend—especially when it gets dangerous? When Gordy is abducted, Cooper struggles with guilt and takes increasing risks to find him—all of which lead him to question his own motives. With no ransom call and no leads, everyone fears the worst. Cooper can’t live with that—and makes a decision that just might get him killed.

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Code of Silence book cover, by Tim ShoemakerCode of Silence 

Living a Lie Comes with a Price

(Book 1 in the Code of Silence Series)

“Top Ten Crime Novels for Youth”   Booklist Online 2013

Suspense fiction for Tweens and Young Adults. In Code of Silence, thirteen-year-old Cooper MacKinnon and his two friends witness a violent burglary. Fearing their lives will be at risk if they talk, they form a pact, a code of silence to keep everything they’ve seen quiet. They find that living a lie doesn’t come without a price tag. Their dishonesty mounts up, and so does the tension between them. Cooper believes sticking to the code is a matter of survival, but he learns the cost of his survival may be the friendships he values most. Code of Silence pits two popular maxims against each other.  This is “silence is golden” versus “honesty is the best policy.” Code of Silence is a great read for girls, but was specifically written for boys by a dad of three sons.

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I want to help men be the man God designed them to be, and help parents teach their kids spiritual truth in a way where they’ll listen…even teens!  Here are books that will help.


The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions

The remedy to ho-hum, not-again, “Do we have to?” family devotions

Regular family devotions are important. Unfortunately, they’re often . . . boring. But what if devotions looked less like sitting still and listening to someone read and more like, say, electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire?

These hands-on, kinda dangerous, totally unforgettable object lessons (along with nearly fifty others) are not only more fun than other family devotions–they actually deliver the spiritual impact you desire for your kids. So put away the flannelgraph, get out the safety goggles, and start bringing the truths of Scripture to vivid life in your household. Just remember to change out of your Sunday clothes first.

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Super Husband Picture Super Husband Super Dad

You Can Be The Hero Your Family Needs Doing the right thing-even when it’s hard.  That’s hero stuff.  This book is packed with practical advice to help men become heroes-and better husbands and dads as a result.  We’ll look at the man God designed you to be-and how to get there.  There’s a chapter just for wives at the end.  This book is unlike any book for men you’ve ever read.


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Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets . . . and Other Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids

Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets…and Other Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids

Contains 24 active, object lesson-oriented devotionals parents and others who work with kids from six through eighteen-years-old can use to get a nugget of truth across in ways where they’ll listen. Contains tested favorites like “Smashed Tomatoes”, “Baby Stuff”, “Glow, Glow, Gadget”, and “Where Am I?” “No matter how many books you have read about family devotions . . .you have not come across one like this!  Tim Shoemaker shows that  . . . you can have one devotional time per week your kids will never forget.” Erwin W. Lutzer, Senior Pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, IL

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Mashed Pomatoes, Paint Balls . . . and Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids
Mashed Potatoes, Paint Balls…and Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids

This sequel contains twenty-four more devotionals.  Still written in a “coaching” style to help you every step of the way from prep to questions and scripture.  Contains popular devotions “Pure Preserves”, “Houdini Principle”, “The Trouble With Susan B.”, and “Practice Makes Perfect”. “Parents on the go often struggle to find meaningful points of connection with their kids . . . Tim comes through again with a book full of how-to’s that will impact your kids.” James MacDonald, Radio Host, Walk in the Word, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

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Bashed Burritos, Green Eggs . . . and Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your KidsBashed Burritos, Green Eggs…and Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals You Can Do With Your Kids

The third book in the series gives twenty-four more devotional ideas to use with the kids.  Contains such devotional favorites as “Micro-mess”, “Tools of the Trade”, “Haul of Shame”, and “Follow That Car.” “Finally, family devotions for teens that are extremely creative, absolutely practical, biblically sound and yet unusually amusing.  Bashed Burritos, Green Eggs . . . hits the bull’s eye, and with it, parents can’t miss.” Pastor Bill Reed, regional minister, Great Lakes District, Evangelical Free Church of America

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Dangerous Devotions for Guys Dangerous Devotions for Guys 

Designed for use in youth or small group settings, but works great as family devotions as well.  Twenty-four devotionals guaranteed to hold kids attention so you can teach them principles from God’s Word.  Contains powerful devotionals such as “Puking Pumpkin”, “The Right Combination”, “Beauty is a Beast”, Lethal Lure”, and “Sugar Substitute”.

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Reboot Your Brain book cover, by Timothy ShoemakerReboot Your Brain

Designed to be a personal devotional for 8-12-year-old boys, this book is loaded with stories and graphics.  Reboot Your Brain teaches ten critical lessons to help kids grow into men of God.

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Tried and True Job book cover, by Timothy ShoemakerTried and True Job

My first book published, this is a short rhyming picture story book on the story of Job.

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Wearing the Mask coverWearing the Mask

A collection of thirteen short dramas for youth ministry.

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