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 »

Commit to Bring Your Bible to School October 6

September 15th, 2016

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Celebrate religious freedom with other students across the U.S. on October 6—Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends in just a few short weeks. Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations.

By signing up, you’ll receive a free guide with tips, downloadable posters, sticker and T-shirt designs, information on your legal rights, and other fun, interactive activities.

You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, an award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas!

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey

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… read more »

Weekly Client Roundup

September 12th, 2016

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

Will Annette’s search for love and acceptance replace the loss and hurt in her heart? Find out in Janine Mendenhall’s book one, Starving Hearts, of the Triangular Trade Trilogy. Join in the search for love and acceptance with Janine and Starving Hearts by entering to win the Delightful Heart Gift Pack Giveaway.

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.

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

Take a peek at what’s on on Eva Marie Everson’s writing desk and enter to win a copy of her new book.

Dana Mentink shares the inside scoop on her newest… read more »

9-11 and PTSD: Can We Still Be Traumatized? | Welby O’Brien

September 11th, 2016

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Fifteen years have passed since the horrific events of 9/11, but we will always remember the day with grave clarity. Although many have found healing, others are haunted each day with memories of pain, war, and death. Welby O’Brien, author of Love Our Vetsjoins us today to share about the signs of PTSD and how you or your loved one can find help. To learn more, visit www.LoveOurVets.org


It was bedtime as usual on the night of September 10, 2001. Little did we know that by the next morning, countless Americans would never again be the same. Maybe you and your loved ones are more impacted than you realize.

Since 9-11, an astounding number of people have been afflicted with or re-activated by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a condition that can affect anyone who has been exposed to a traumatic or life-threatening event. It has been described as a “normal reaction to an abnormal event.” PTSD not only affects the individual… read more »