Pre-Order Max Lucado’s ‘Glory Days’ & Get FREE Gifts!

August 28th, 2015

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Are you stuck in the wilderness known as midlife misery? Can you name the day you became a Christian but can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer? Find encouragement in Max Lucado’s new book, Glory Days.
With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.

Now through August 31, 2015, pre-order Glory Days and receive free gifts!

 

There are two pre-order options:

OPTION 1:

Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format), and receive a free digital download of the abridged audio version of In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado.

After you’ve pre-ordered, please claim your free gift by submitting your email and proof of purchase at GloryDaysBook.com.

OPTION 2:

Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format) AND one copy ofGod… read more »

Colleen Coble’s Writing Favorites

August 27th, 2015

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From writing tools to quotes to snacks, Colleen Coble shares some of her writing favorites! Be sure to check out the last serial in the Journey of the Heart, A Heart’s Home. Colleen is celebrating the release by giving away the entire series and the chance to host Colleen virtually at your book club, local library, or women’s group to talk about the series. Click here to learn more and enter. 


What are your ideal writing conditions?

I like being in my office with no one in the house at all to disturb even the air. I’m all comfy in my recliner in my office and can enter my dream world without being yanked away.

If you could write in a different genre, which would you choose?

I would write a disaster series. I love those end-of-the world stories. I’m weird, I know.

What book have you reread the most?

The Stand by… read more »

Story Spotlight on “Until My Name is Known”

August 25th, 2015

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The Exodus of the Jews from Egypt is a love story between God and His people. God woos His people to Himself as He prepares them to leave. Before leaving, God must fight Pharaoh for possession of His people. See how God changes all people: some for the better, others not. None stay the same. How will He change you? Can you trust a God Who destroyed a nation before your eyes? Would you want Him as your Friend? Read our story spotlight on Until My Name is Known with Sonya Contreras to learn more!


Story Behind Until My Name is Known

 

What are the circumstances that led to the writing of this book?

The time of the Exodus is essential to Biblical chronology. Until recently, the wrong date was assigned. This wrong date kept archeology from substantiating the Biblical record. Many scholars doubted the reliability of the Bible… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

August 24th, 2015

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Happy Monday! This is Caitlin, and here is your weekly client roundup:

A new season, a new series! Sarah Sundin’s Waves of Freedom series is here, and book one, Through Waters Deep, is available now and on tour with us. Sarah is giving away a nautical-inspired prize pack to celebrate, and today is the last day to enter!

Max Lucado’s new book, Glory Days, is available for pre-order, and to say thank you for pre-ordering, his publisher is offering a special gift or two to anyone who has proof of purchase!

The sixth and final book, A Heart’s Home, in Colleen Coble’s A Journey of the Heart series is on tour with us through the end of August, and she’s giving away a virtual book chat for your book club, library, etc.

Susan Anne Mason is making her historical fiction debut with Irish Meadows, and she’s giving away… read more »

Sunday Refreshments | Is Pain Good?

August 23rd, 2015

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Is pain a good thing? Sonya Contreras takes a deeper look at this difficult question in today’s Sunday Refreshments.

P.S. Make sure to check out Sonya’s new release, Until My Name is Known!


“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8a

Do we believe that verse in the midst of pain?

If I say that God is good, then what He does is good.

If I say God is good, yet see suffering . . . we doubt His goodness.

Let’s reconsider that statement . . . If God gave us suffering, then it must be good.

How is pain good?

What is pain?

Nerve endings (receptor cells) feel pain and send a chemical and electrical code to the brain where meaning is given.

When there is pain, all other signals in the body are ignored. Pain is given priority, alerting the entire body to respond.

Where are these receptors of pain?

If dust lands… read more »

Friday Favorite | Fighting for Grace with Jen Hatmaker (Plus a Giveaway!)

August 21st, 2015

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Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to:

  • Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life.
  • Learn to engage our culture’s controversial issues with a grace-first approach.
  • Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right.
  • Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships.
  • Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of “mostly good.”
  • Laugh your butt off.

In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.

Click here to enter to win a copy of For the Love! 2 copies are… read more »

Debra Clopton’s Writing Favorites

August 20th, 2015

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From writing tools to quotes to snacks, Debra Clopton shares some of her writing favorites! Be sure to check out Debra’s latest release, Counting on a Cowboy, and enter her Love at the Reins giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter. 


What are your ideal writing conditions?

I learned a long time ago to write in all conditions. I write only on a laptop and can write anywhere and have—I’m writing in the car now as I travel with my husband to Mississippi for his work. I also believe variety helps my creativity but a nice, still morning on the porch before the sun comes out too hot is my favorite time to write. However some of my best book openings have been written on airplanes!

If you could write in a different genre, which would you choose?

I’ve written 2 western historical novellas. I love both of those stories and… read more »

Get to Know Susan Anne Mason

August 18th, 2015

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“Romance sprinkled with faith” describes the writing style of Susan Anne Mason, an author of both contemporary and historical Inspirational romances. Check out her latest release, Irish Meadows, and read our interview below to learn more. Susan is celebrating her new release with a Kindle Fire giveaway and 9/1 Facebook author chat party! Click here to learn more, RSVP, and enter. 


What’s your go-to activity to get out of writer’s block?

If the weather suits, a walk around the small lake near us. Otherwise something mundane like washing dishes, allows my mind to wander.

When you were in kindergarten, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I think a teacher or a nurse. I remember getting a toy nurse’s bag which was fun!

Favorite ice cream flavor:

Anything with chocolate! Like chocolate peanut butter!

If you had an extra room in your house, what would you use it for?

I’d definitely use it for… read more »