Sunday Refreshments by Jana Kelley | Living in Obedience

May 3rd, 2015


Have you ever felt the Holy Spirit prompting you to do something difficult? How did you respond? Jana Kelley, author of Side By Side poses this question and shares a time she found herself in this situation. To learn more about Jana, visit her website, and make sure to enter to win a copy of her new release. Click here to enter!

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25

The problem with being an American author living overseas: getting my hands on a book. It’s my first-ever novel and the first of my books that is traditionally published. I’m so excited. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that my family and friends get to see the book before I do! I live in a country where it is difficult to receive… read more »

Who Said It? | Week 30

May 2nd, 2015


Did May sneak up on you, too? We are enjoying this Saturday morning with another round of Who Said It?! Below is a quote from one of the books we have toured in April. Check out our campaign schedule to narrow down your guesses. Read through back cover copy and excerpts to help you figure out what book it’s from, take a guess in the comment section, check back for clues, and you could be a winner of a surprise set of books.

I’ll be keepin’ my promise to you … no matter what the cost.

 Clue #1: You can find this quote in the first chapter of the book!

Are you eligible to win? Check out our rules and regulations for giveaways here.

Don’t forget to fill out our April Crossword! Winner will be announced in May when we reveal the next crossword puzzle.

Speaking of winners . . …. read more »

Music Mixes | Jana Kelley’s Playlist

May 1st, 2015


Happy Friday everyone! We have a new playlist on Spotify account for your listening pleasures. Travel across the globe with Jana Kelley’s music picks for Side By Side. And don’t forget to enter to win a copy of Jana’s new release. Click here to learn more and enter.


Leali (by Rasha, album Sudaniyat)
Salib Fuadi (by Rasha, album Sudaniyat)
Halleluia – Arabic Christian Liturgy (by Choeur d’enfants de Taybeh, album D’une Seule Voix)
He Knows My Name (Maranatha! Praise Band, album Praise and Worship Top 40)
Medley 4: 1)Eagles Wings 2)He is Lord… (Danny Antill, Album Piano Instrumental: 50 Favourite Praise & Worship)

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In the dusty, Islamic country of Sudan, Mia’s life collides with that of another young woman.

A young Christian American mother, Mia finds more than one dark secret on the streets of Khartoum…. read more »

The Story Behind ‘Against the Flow’

April 30th, 2015

Against the Flow

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked John Lennox to tell us the story behind Against the Flow. To learn more about John and his new release, visit John’s website.

You have studied and lectured on a number of different biblical topics – why did you choose to write Against the Flow about the biblical story of Daniel?

It is one of my favourite narratives in the Bible because it records the life of an individual who was prepared, even when he was given high office, to publicly stand up for God, despite being under immense pressure to renounce or privatize his beliefs. He didn’t just maintain his private devotion to God, but a cutting-edge public witness which… read more »

Character Interview with Halimah

April 29th, 2015


A young Christian American mother, Mia finds more than one dark secret on the streets of Khartoum. She finds Halimah, a young, upper-class Arab student with a bright future in her family’s business whose risky and secretive decision has put her life in danger. What happens when the path of a young mother intersects with that of a spunky Sudanese student? Read our interview with Halimah to learn more about Side By Side by Jana KelleyAnd don’t miss the chance to win a copy of Jana’s new release. Click here to enter.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I am secretly reading a Bible. If I decide to believe it, I’ll be in trouble because it’s against the law where I live.


I am an accounting major in university.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Arab, brave, outgoing.

What do you… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Side By Side’

April 28th, 2015


Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We’ve asked Jana Kelley to tell us the story behind Side By Side. To celebrate her new release, Jana is giving away 5 copies of Side by Side. Click here to learn more and enter.

Tell us a bit about the story behind your latest novel. Where did you find inspiration?

Side By Side is inspired by real-life events. The characters and scenes in Side By Side come from my 13 years in North Africa and the Middle East. Much of my life has been spent living among and loving Muslim people. Not every American woman gets the opportunities I have had; I wanted to write a story that would grab… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

April 27th, 2015


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

WWII meets art in Kristy Cambron’s sophomore novel, A Sparrow in Terezin. The book just released and is on tour with us, so to celebrate, Kristy is giving away a basket of goodies inspired by the book!

Colleen Coble’s first books have been serialized into the A Journey of the Heart series, and this month’s release is A Heart’s Obsession. Colleen also had a new series release this month, and book one, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, is available now. Enter to win a copy of the book, two other Colleen Coble books, and a Kindle Fire (plus don’t forget to RSVP to her upcoming party on May 5).

Need a new devotional? Rose Chandler Johnson’s God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea should fit the bill; it’s on tour with us now.

Romance… read more »

Sunday Refreshments with Rose Chandler Johnson | Become as Little Children

April 26th, 2015


What does it really mean to trust Jesus with a childlike faith? Rose Chandler Johnson shares a time when a trip to the grocery store reminded her about what it means to trust God like a child trust his parent. To learn more about Rose and her latest release, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea, visit

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3 RVS

When I was out shopping the other day, I was returning to my car when I noticed a man and a little boy walk onto the sidewalk in front of the store. The father stopped and turned to the boy, then knelt down face to face with the child who… read more »