Actually Praying | Melissa Spoelstra

September 28th, 2016

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Have you ever told someone you’d be praying for them and moments later you’ve already forgotten? Guilty. Melissa Spoelstra, author of Total Family Makeoverjoins us today to share practical ways to keep yourself accountable when it comes to prayers. Plus, plan an evening of fun, pizza, devotionals, and games with your family! Melissa is giving away a Family Fun Night Prize Pack. Click here to learn more and enter!


Have you ever felt the sting of wanting to tell someone you prayed for them, but you know you really didn’t? How about when you open your notes at Bible study or small group and find where you wrote all the prayer requests from your last meeting, but you haven’t prayed about a single one? It’s tough to stay on top of our own families’ prayer needs, let alone lift up other requests to God! Not only… read more »

Winners Announced from Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark’s ‘My Sister’s Prayer’ Author Chat Party

September 27th, 2016

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Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark, authors of My Sister’s Prayer, are thrilled to announce the winners from tonight’s Author Chat Party. Thank you all so much for coming!

Here is the list of everyone who won* something at the party tonight:

Congratulations to Jordann Renee! You’ve won a set of My Brother’s Crown and My Sister’s Prayer. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Paula Jeffers! You’ve won a set of My Brother’s Crown and My Sister’s Prayer. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Tina Klag! You’ve won a set of My Brother’s Crown and My Sister’s Prayer. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Pamela Rubeo! You’ve won a set of My Brother’s Crown and My Sister’s Prayer. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Rosalyn Schlabach! You’ve won a set of My Brother’s Crown and My Sister’s Prayer. Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Shari Bradley! You’ve won a set of standalone mysteries (WhispersShadows, Cajun Moon, and Echoes). Email your mailing address to caitlin@litfusegroup.com.

Congratulations to Rebecca Rhoades! You’ve won a set of standalone mysteries (WhispersShadows,… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

September 26th, 2016

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

Join authors Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark for an author chat party tomorrow night! There will be prizes galore and the chance to connect with other readers who love historical fiction. RSVP here.

A dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster changed Linda Znachko’s comfortable life forever. Read more of Linda’s heart-touching story in her new book, He Knows Your Name.

Begin to build your family discipleship and become the key disciple-makers in your children’s lives with Melissa Spoelstra’s new book, Total Family Makeover. Plan an evening of fun, pizza, devotionals, and games with your family! Melissa is giving away a Family Fun Night Prize Pack.

Get ready to topple the giants in your life with the help of Lori Stanley Roeleveld’s new book, Jesus and the Beanstalk.

For the list of upcoming campaigns… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Jesus and the Beanstalk’

September 23rd, 2016

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What if a fairy tale and ten Bible verses could free you to live an effective, fruitful life in Christ? We live in a world populated with giants. Giant obstacles to sharing faith. Giant barriers to godly lives. Giant strongholds of sin. We come from a long line of giant-killers so, why aren’t we dodging more fallen giants? Jack and the Beanstalk could hold part of the key. Lori Stanley Roeleveld explores 2 Peter 1:1-10 in Jesus and the Beanstalk and uses fairy tale, humor, and modern culture to show today’s believers how to unleash that promise of an effective, fruitful life.

Read our story spotlight below on Jesus and the Beanstalk to learn more.


The Story Behind Jesus and the Beanstalk

Tells us a bit about your book—what inspired you to write it?

Jesus and the Beanstalk started with me asking God why – why if I spiritually come from a… read more »

See the Newsboys in Concert with Adventures in Odyssey

September 22nd, 2016

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Want to be entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, the award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas? Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations: Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends on October 6.

By completing the information on this page, you’re automatically entered to win the chance to see the Newsboys with Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey. Don’t miss out on the chance to see a fantastic band with your family!

Plus Sign Up for a Free Two-Week Trial of Odyssey Adventure Club

Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk… read more »

Watch the (un)Natural Mom Book Trailer {Plus free quote graphics!}

September 21st, 2016

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Watch the trailer for (un)Natural Mom with Hettie Brittz, and visit hettiebrittz.com to learn more and buy a copy.

 

Do you feel like you’re the only mom who serves store-bought birthday treats, dreads school plays, and misses the days of going to the bathroom by herself?

Unnatural Mom gives you permission to say that mothering doesn’t always come naturally to you. Parenting expert and self-proclaimed unnatural mom Hettie Brittz helps you…

—Recognize how unrealistic our culture’s standards of mothering are
—Move beyond the myths of “supermom”
—Complete a profile to determine your own parenting style
—Understand and forgive the mothers who hurt you
—Embrace your capabilities as well as your challenges

Come find new hope in discovering that every mother has unique gifts. In Christ, the “unnatural” mom becomes the supernatural mom who is just right for her family!

Learn more and purchase a copy.

 

[Tweet “Watch the trailer for (un)Natural Mom with @HettieBrittz on… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

September 19th, 2016

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

Everything is changing for Charlie this Christmas after a misunderstanding causes her to lose her job, so she decides to return to Grandma Sis, who raised Charlie as her own, in Eva Marie Everson’s God Bless Us Every One.

A dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster changed Linda Znachko’s comfortable life forever. Read more of Linda’s heart-touching story in her new book, He Knows Your Name.

For the list of upcoming campaigns in 2016, head to this page. We’re updating the page weekly, so check back often.

Get the scoop on the story behind Catherine West’s new book over on Liz Tolsma’s blog.

Dana Mentink wants to take a coffee break with you today! Check out her fun video interviews on Kristy Cambron’s blog.

Books on sale (prices subject to change):

Music Mixes | Eva Marie Everson’s Playlist for ‘God Bless Us Every One’

September 16th, 2016

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When it comes to writing in silence or sound, Eva Marie Everson chooses to listen to music! For Eva’s latest release, God Bless Us Every Oneher go-to playlist included classical and contemporary holiday tunes and Christmas hymns! Listen to her playlist below and make sure to grab a copy of her new Christmas novella.


 

Silent Night (Martina McBride)
I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day (Casting Crowns)—my absolute favorite!
Christmas Canon (Trans-Siberian Orchestra)–my second absolute favorite!
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Bebo Norman)
God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings (Barenaked Ladies, featuring Sarah McLachlan)
Gabriel’s Message–Sting
Mary, Did You Know–Mary Lowry
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree–Brenda Lee
The Christmas Song–Michael Buble’)
It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas–(Perry Como)
A Mad Russian’s Christmas–(Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Hallelujah, Light Has Come–(Barlow Girl)

Charlene Dixon—called Charlie by family and friends—is devastated at the recent loss of her job.

For the last five years, the twenty-seven-year-old has blossomed as the activities director of an… read more »