Weekly Client Roundup

October 24th, 2016


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

Is there room for creativity and children in a mother’s life? Learn how to balance home, art, and family in Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart’s new book, Life Creative. Join Wendy, Kelli, and other moms in celebrating the beauty of being a creative mom by entering to win the Called to Be Creative Giveaway and by attending their author chat party on October 27!

You’re invited back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled in The Devoted. Suzanne is celebrating the release of The Devoted with a special iPad Mini giveaway!

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.

Are you dreading the day when your daughter begins to date? Equip yourself in the best… read more »

Friday Inspiration from Linda Znachko

October 21st, 2016


When the evening news reported a dead baby abandoned in a local dumpster, Linda Znachko’s comfortable life changed.

She was suddenly convicted—God was asking her to provide a dignified burial for this tiny lost child. Linda said yes. She had no idea where that first small yes would lead. Linda found herself in places she never dreamed she would be: at the graveside of the child of an abused mother; by the side of a mother fighting for her lost child; and at the funeral of a Texas stripper who died two days before her baptism but left a legacy of love behind.

When Linda stepped out of her comfort zone and into these implausible places with people she was unlikely to otherwise encounter, she discovered the life she never knew she wanted—a life of saying yes to God whenever He asks.

Today, Linda has a ministry that gives children a name… read more »

Winner Announced from Welby O’Brien’s ‘Love Our Vets’ Giveaway

October 19th, 2016


Welby O’Brien, author of Love Our Vets, is pleased to announce the winner from Caregiver Comfort Pack Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner:

Desiree Keyworth

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

Story Spotlight on ‘The 10 Myths of Teen Dating’

October 19th, 2016


Are you dreading the day when your daughter begins to date? Fear not! Father-daughter duo Daniel and Jacquelyn Anderson co-wrote The 10 Myths of Teen Dating to offer you parenting advice and wisdom as your daughter starts dating. They combine the latest scientific research with poignant, personal stories to help you engage you daughters in wise conversations. Weaving in solid biblical truths with practical application and discussion starters, Daniel and Jacquelyn seek to equip parents to teach their daughters how to date for today . . . and tomorrow.

The Story Behind The 10 Myths of Teen Dating 

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

My inspiration to write this book came in part from my own failure as a parent. I had taught for many years about unhealthy dating patterns and habits. I had always focused on changing the hearts and minds of my high school students. But when it came… read more »

Dwell in Your Hearts | Rankin Wilbourne

October 16th, 2016


It’s one thing to know truth and another thing to let it take hold and transform you. Rankin Wilbourne, pastor and author of Union With Christjoins us today to look at the meaning behind Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3.

Paul’s prayer in chapter 3 of his letter to the Ephesians is well loved, so much so that it can be easy to miss what is so unusual about it. Paul prays, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts” (3:16). And yet, the letter to the Ephesians is addressed to those who already know Christ (Eph. 1:1). So why would he ask for Christ to dwell in their hearts? Why does Paul pray for what must already be the case?

Ephesians 3 is a prayer for what Martyn Lloyd-Jones once called “experiential knowledge.” Because it’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another thing altogether for this truth to capture your… read more »

‘The Devoted’ iPad Mini Giveaway

October 14th, 2016


You’re invited back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled in The Devoted.

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion.

Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Union With Christ’

October 12th, 2016


Discover how coming to see your life through the lens of union with Christ can help bridge that gap between your head and your heart, between your belief and your experience, in Rankin Wilbourne’s new release Union with Christ. This union is what we most need in order to know and enjoy God. Read our interview with Rankin below to learn more about the inspiration behind Union With Christ. 

The Story Behind Union With Christ

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

When I was a young pastor, just starting out in my ministry, I was looking for a book like this. In seminary, I had read a lot of the old theologians and current academics who stressed the importance of union with Christ for the faith and life of a Christian, so I knew it was important. But I found it difficult to communicate as a preacher, and… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

October 10th, 2016


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

Do you have a loved one who has seen war and has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at some level? More than likely you who love your veteran will also be deeply and profoundly affected, which is why Welby O’Brien wrote Love Our Vets, a resource for restoring hope for families of veterans with PTSD. Welby is giving away a caregiver prize pack.

What’s in a name—God’s name? Walk with Sheryl Giesbrecht on a journey to discover God, His names, and His character in Experiencing God Through His Names. Sheryl is celebrating the release of Experiencing God Through His Names by giving away ten copies of the book.

Have you ever had difficulty connecting what you know to be true about God with how you feel or how you live each day? Rankin Wilbourne’s Union with Christ is a… read more »