Jean DeFreese Moore seeks to enrich lives with “A Father’s Love,” a novel series on family and faith

Publisher | Covenant Books

“A Father’s Love: Joyous Hope”

Published date | February 22, 2022

Publisher | Covenant Books

“A Father’s Love: Sacrifice and Service”

Published date | Jul 20, 2022

Publisher | Covenant Books

Author Bio

Jean DeFreese Moore received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University. She spent most of her career in the media relations office of the athletic department at her alma mater where she was able to use her talent in desktop publishing and graphic design.

Jean’s writing began in high school where she was awarded membership into Quill and Scroll, a National Honor Society for high school journalists. She continued her writing as a contributor to her hometown newspaper.

She was one of many contributing artists to paint the entry hall mural at the Lincoln Parish Historical Museum housed in the Kidd-Davis House built in 1886. She also served several years as set designer for a dance academy and has taught art at a private Christian school.

Jean is an accomplished artist. Her most recent exhibit, “The Life of Jesus in Acrylic Pour,” was shown in four separate venues in her hometown of Ruston, Louisiana. This exhibit was scheduled to be a part of the exhibit “Risen: An Easter Celebration,” which opened the same week the COVID-19 lockdown hit her city. The exhibit was quickly changed to an online exhibit and was viewed over 31k on social media and 1.2k in video form. The Jesus paintings were also a part of the exhibit “Artfinds.”

Along with her painting and writing, Jean enjoys her full-time job as grandmother to seven. She is also involved in her church’s children’s ministry, active in her local Painting with Prayer group and the Community Men’s Shed.

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Jean DeFreese Moore Extends the Story of the Beloved Britt Family in “A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness”

The book tells the tale and trials of Travis Britt’s youngest son, Reid, and his wife, a beautiful Indian.

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Catch the book display for “A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness” by Jean DeFreese Moore at the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition

For readers who love to read more about Travis Britt and his family that were first introduced in A Father’s Love: Faith and Family, Jean DeFreese Moore published a follow-up in the series, “A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness” (Covenant Books; 2021).

“A Father’s Love” is a historical fiction series that abounds with themes of family and faith. It narrates a family’s journey through turbulent times throughout their lives and America’s history. “A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness” revolves around Reid, Travis’ youngest son who marries a beautiful Indian girl named Chipeta.

“Justice and Forgiveness” takes place in the early 1900s in rural Kansas. Reid finishes school and takes Chipeta home, thinking she will be safe with his family. He leaves town, telling his family he is working for a large, prestigious law firm when in reality, he has taken a job as an undercover agent with the Department of Justice.

As Reid struggles to serve justice and survive in the dangerous world of organized crime, his loved ones face their own trials. His family begins to experience prejudice against Chipeta, who struggles with acceptance among the people in Reid’s hometown and with her own identity.

Knowing his entire family could be in danger, Travis prays fervently for their safety. He must rely on God to care for both himself and his family as life becomes dangerous for everyone involved.

Get a copy of “A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness” by Jean DeFreese Moore today on the author’s website at

“A Father’s Love: Justice and Forgiveness” will be displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at their exhibit for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 24-27, 2022, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

The Joe Moore Award Becomes The First Post-Season College Award Platform To Launch NIL Program

University of Michigan Offensive Line To Receive Name, Image and Likeness Benefits From Custom Designed Artwork and T-Shirt, With Percentage Going To Charity As Well

Joe Moore Award

Joe Moore Award

SAN DIEGODec. 28, 2021PRLog — The Foundation for Teamwork, owners and creators of the Joe Moore Award (@joemooreaward) which honors the most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit in College Football, today announced that it is believed to be the first post season college award program to launch a Name Image and Likeness (NIL) program for its recipients. Timing is everything and the Joe Moore Award is excited to create a partnership with nine members of the 2021 award winners, the offensive line at the University of Michigan. Michigan was awarded the trophy in a ceremony last week in Ann Arbor and will play the University of Georgia in the Orange Bowl on Dec 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

“We have seen the great amount of exposure that both winners and finalists of all the major college football awards receive throughout the years, but the actual and immediate benefit from winning the award typically goes to the presenter, not the presentee,” said Aaron Taylor, CBS college football analyst and co-founder of the Joe Moore Award. Taylor, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, played guard and tackle at the University of Notre Dame for the Award’s namesake, the legendary offensive line coach Joe Moore. “We want to begin to change that dynamic with the growth of NIL for these athletes, and the Joe Moore Award is proud to be what we believe to be the first of the major awards to begin a program which will have long-lasting benefits and a financial upside for our winners, and in many cases for the causes which will be tied to the program. On the field, we’ve always known that when the o-line wins, we all win, and we’re excited to help Michigan’s O-line extend that same principle in our communities.”

The members of the Michigan offensive line will receive 100% of net t-shirt sales, with a portion going to  a philanthropic beneficiary. Additionally the Joe Moore Award will match the players’ charitable gift, up to $10,000, to help further the reach of the winning units impact on their communities. The t-shirts and limited edition merchandise are designed by Make Your Move, an automated digital on-demand order processing and fulfillment partner and are available starting at $20.00 at

The charity beneficiaries for the 2021 season are: The Seal Legacy Foundation which is dedicated to providing support to families of wounded and fallen United States Navy SEALs, educational assistance for SEALs and their families, and other charitable causes benefiting the SEAL community; and The AthLife Foundation, a national platform works to ensure that deserving kids from our nation’s most challenged, yet promising communities, can achieve in their future careers beyond sport.

Under offensive line coach Sherrone Moore, Michigan’s starting O-line has featured guard/tackle Karsen Barnhart (2 starts), guard Chuck Filiaga (4 starts), left tackle Ryan Hayes (13 starts), tackle Trente Jones (1 start), left guard Trevor Keegan (10 starts), right tackle Andrew Stueber (13 starts), center Andrew Vastardis (13 starts), and right guard Zak Zinter (11 starts). In addition, tight end Joel Honigford, a converted O-lineman, warrants mention as a key contributor to Michigan’s success.

Michigan led the Big Ten and lists 10th nationally in rushing (223.8 yards per game). The unit has conceded the fewest tackles for loss (27) and third-fewest sacks (10) in the nation this season. Only Army and Air Force, with a combined 204 pass attempts, have allowed fewer sacks. Michigan’s line has paved the way for a 1,000-yard back in Hassan Haskins (1,288 yards) and have another back in range in Blake Corum (939 yards). All five positions earned all-conference honors, with four of the five starters earning first or second-team accolades: Stueber (1st team), Hayes, Vastardis and Zinter (2nd) and Keegan (honorable mention).

The Trophy

The Joe Moore Award trophy, crafted by legendary sports sculptor Jerry McKenna, is the largest trophy in college football, weighing more than 800 pounds, is more than five feet wide and stands nearly seven feet tall. The trophy has been made available to Michigan to display on their campus until the 2022 winner is announced.

The Joe Moore Award is named after Joe Moore, widely regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history, and is the only major college football award to honor a group or unit. The award annually recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit that best display the fundamental and historical aspects of great offensive line play: Toughness, Effort, Teamwork, Consistency, Technique, and Finishing.

Voting Committee

The Joe Moore Award voting committee is comprised of 13 individuals who are highly knowledgeable about offensive line play, including former linemen, coaches, talent evaluators and media analysts. This group conducts in-depth analysis by reviewing game tape every week of the season to assess both the fundamentals and subtleties of overall O-line performance.

The 2021 voting committee includes Chairman Cole Cubelic (Auburn, SEC Network); Charles Arbuckle (UCLA, Indianapolis Colts); Randy Cross (UCLA, San Francisco 49ers); Gerry DiNardo (Notre Dame, head coach at LSU); Mike Golic, Jr. (Notre Dame, NFL, ESPN); Harry Hiestand (Joe Moore disciple, NFL and College O-line Coach); Barrett Jones (Alabama, St. Louis Rams); Duke Manyweather (Humboldt State, player and coach; founder of OL Masterminds); Geoff Schwartz (Oregon, Carolina Panthers); Sam Schwartzstein (Stanford, XFL rules creator); Phil Steele (publisher of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, ESPN); Aaron Taylor (Notre Dame, Green Bay Packers, CBS Sports); and Lance Zierlein (NFL draft analyst, and Prospects to Pros podcast, The Athletic).

Past Award Recipients

Past recipients of the Joe Moore Award include the offensive lines of the University of Alabama (2015), the University of Iowa (2016), the University of Notre Dame (2017), Oklahoma University (2018), LSU (2019), and the University of Alabama (2020 – first repeat winner).

About The Foundation for Teamwork

The Foundation for Teamwork is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering teamwork in all societal endeavors and bring that spirit of collective achievement to athletics, education, and organizations. Find out more at and follow the Joe Moore Award on Twitter (@joemooreaward), Instagram (@joemooreaward), and Facebook (

Moore, OK Author Publishes Inspirational Christian Text

Surrender and Stand to Survive the Storm, a new book by P.J. Hunt-Williams, has been released by RoseDog Books Publishing., Inc.

The title of this book starts with surrender. Why the word surrender? And Who to surrender to? And When to surrender? Jesus says when you hear My voice. Life is life. Storms happen. I have heard others say, ‘God is trying to teach us something.’ Etc. Etc. I’d rather not address all that I have heard through the years. As I stated, Life happens and storms will occur. As you read through this book perhaps before you finish. I am believing for you to become encouraged.

The stand. What are we to and against and why? We stand against an enemy that takes every opportunity to try and convince us that God is a liar. But as one stands and trusts what God has said. That enemy flees. One can survive as the palm tree if one takes a stand on the solid Rock which is Jesus Christ. The anointed, the faithful witness, the first begotten from the dead, and The prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. And has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

About the Author
Author P.J. Hunt-Williams has authored two previous books entitled Death, Why not and The Lasting Scar. As always the books that have been written are personal. This author believes that this material will be relevant and unique to the reader.

As a former pastor, Certified Hospital Chaplain, Minister and Licensed Funeral Director, the author has touched many lives and has been touched by many. Married fifty years, mother of four and grandmother of four. Born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised on the beaches of Brunswick, Georgia.

Storms come into every person’s life. There is no one that escapes. Through the storms the author has discovered that trusting and surrender is the way to survive. As the palm tree bends in the storm the tree survives and continues to grow stronger. The roots of the tree get deeper. Jesus said that he has overcome and with his help we are overcomers of every storm and situation that comes into a life.

Surrender and Stand to Survive the Storm is a 48-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00 and eBook ($5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-64913-088-4. It was published by RoseDog Books Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at