The Story Behind ‘The Good Book’

May 23rd, 2017

The Good Book by Deron Spoo offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible’s biggest ideas. Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey. The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible. Read our interview with Deron to learn more!

 


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

The Good Book is a result of a conversation with a young woman who had never read the Bible before. I wanted to provide for her a resource that… read more »

Character Interview with Nora Bradford

May 19th, 2017

Do opposites really attract? John and Nora might just be the perfect match. Find out in True to You, book one in Becky Wade’s new series! Genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he’s diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. Finding the answers they’re seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another. Read our interview with Nora to get to know more about this Bradford sister!

Plus, celebrate the launch… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Brave is the New Beautiful’

May 16th, 2017

Our culture bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection. Women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are?

Read our story spotlight below to learn more about Lee Wolfe Blum’s new release, Brave is the New Beautiful


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

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ― Wendy Mass, The Candymakers

This quote inspired me. After I wrote my first book, Table in the Darkness: A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder, I was terrified to put my most vulnerable parts of my life out into the world. I was so scared mostly of women, how they would judge me, look at me and criticize me.

Yet, when I saw these women in the… read more »

Bedtime Routines, Dad-Talk, & God’s Presence | Matt Johnson

May 14th, 2017

Jesus loves me, this I know,  for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! You may have heard (and sung) this Sunday School song countless times, but do you really believe it? Matt Johnson joins us today to share about how his bedtime routine with his daughters reminds him of the great love and constant presence of our Heavenly Father.

P.S. Make sure to grab a copy of Matt’s new release, Getting Jesus Wrong


I am a firm believer in the profound beauty of simple, child-like faith. I sing, “Jesus Loves Me” with my 5- and 8-year-old daughters every night at bedtime and give each of them a “dad-talk.” Words of affirmation, encouragement and occasional advice as we snuggle. Often though I have to remind myself to shut up, listen and not give advice. I want to… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Getting Jesus Wrong’

May 11th, 2017

We all want something from Jesus, whether that’s help to get through life, a new job, a new direction, a new exercise plan. Learn why that approach doesn’t result in real faith or love in Matt Johnson’s new book, Getting Jesus Wrong. Whether we’ve followed a false Jesus or attempted to coopt the real Jesus, Getting Jesus Wrong ultimately offers us hope because it helps us see Jesus as he is. Getting Jesus right gives us more than spiritual vitamins or a blueprint for living; it gives us a full, rich life spent exploring the depths of gospel love together.

Keep reading to discover the story behind Getting Jesus Wrong with Matt Johnson!


 

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

To put it in basic terms, the personal need to vent a mid-life crisis (I’m only half joking). But I needed to see hope in life… read more »

Winner Announced from Cynthia Ruchti’s ‘Sign of Hope’ Giveaway

May 4th, 2017

Cynthia Ruchti, author of A Fragile Hope, is pleased to announce the winner from the Sign of Hope Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner:

Kay Garrett

Congrats, Kay—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘A Fragile Hope’

May 3rd, 2017

When your life’s work revolves around repairing other people’s marriages, what happens when your own marriage begins to fall apart? Find out what happens to Josiah Chamberlain in Cynthia Ruchti’s new book, A Fragile Hope. Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

Read our story spotlight below to learn more about Cynthia and her new release. Plus, today’s the last day to enter the Sign of Hope Giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter!


Cynthia’s Work-in-Progress

Even though multi-tasking has been proven a myth by neuroscientists, I insist on hanging onto my beliefs… read more »

Winner Announced from Lisa Lloyd’s ‘Chasing Famous’ Giveaway

May 1st, 2017

Lisa Lloyd, author of Chasing Famous, is pleased to announce the winner from the Spotlight on God Prize Pack!

Congratulations to the winner:

Sonnetta Jones

Congrats, Sonnetta—please email your mailing address to caitlin {at} litfusegroup {dot} com read more »