Stocking Stuffers for Readers & Writers

December 2nd, 2016

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It’s no secret: we are all unashamed book nerds here at Litfuse. We have a few items on our Christmas wish list we thought you might like for yourself or for the reader or writer in your life.

Anne of Green Gables Hardcover Book | $16

A beloved classic gets a beautiful update.

Literary Glass | $13

Toast to the timeless themes of classic literature with glasses featuring text from favorite books.

Well-Read Women | $14.95

 

Filled with portraits of beloved female characters, this journal lets readers record favorite books.

Banned Books Tote |$18

Celebrate the written word and some of your favorite previously-banned titles with this tote bag.

Read Past Bed Bookmark | $8.95

Every. Single. Night.

Library Checkout Card Mouse Pad | $14

Who said checkout cards are a thing of the past? Keep one next to you as you work.

Victor Hugo Quote Print… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Pursuing Gold’

November 30th, 2016

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With his father dead and his business partner incapacitated, Peter Chandler inherits the leadership of a bank in economic crisis. With only a newly-minted college degree and little experience, Peter joins his partner’s daughter, Mary Beth Roper, in a struggle to keep C&R Bank afloat while the Civil War rages around Chattanooga. Political pressure for unsecured loans of gold to the government stirs up trouble as tempers and prices rise. Their problems multiply when Mary Beth discovers counterfeit money with Peter’s forged signature. Can they find the forger before the bank fails? The two friends must pursue gold on behalf of their business, as they learn to pursue their heavenly Father to find hope and peace.

Read our story spotlight on Pursuing Gold by Cynthia L. Simmons to learn more! 


The Story Behind Pursuing Gold

 

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

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Story Spotlight on ‘The Remnant’

November 23rd, 2016

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In the year 2069 the Apocalypse came and went, but Jesus didn’t show up, as some expected. Instead, a cataclysmic war, natural disasters and pandemics eradicated 90 percent of earth’s population. Now, in 2131, a totalitarian government rules the world from the majestic, opulent capitol of Carthage, Tunisia. Blamed for igniting the war, religion and religious books are banned. Citizens who will not renounce their religion are sent to work camps. Grant Cochrin, imprisoned in a bleak petroleum camp in what was once North Dakota, leads his family and friends to escape and embark on a long, dangerous quest for a Christian community. Their resource in this journey? A cherished page torn from the now banished Bible—a remnant of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount handed down from Grant’s grandparents. What if there were an Apocalypse and Jesus didn’t return? What if the survivors found themselves living in a world ruled… read more »

Winner Announced from Ace Collins’ The Magic of Christmas Giveaway

November 22nd, 2016

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Ace Collins, author of The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, is pleased to announce the winner from the Magic of Christmas giveaway!

Congratulations to the winner:

Lis Penney

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

Weekly Client Roundup

November 21st, 2016

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

Make this upcoming Christmas holiday a Christ-filled season of joy and wonder with the help of Ace Collins’ new devotional, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Enter to win a Christmas-themed prize pack full of holiday goodies.

Will an unplanned detour finally guide Grant home and find love with an honest, funny, and undeniably appealing reporter named Jami? Find out in a heartwarming romance by Carol J. Post, Trust My Heart. Enter to win a $75 Visa card and other prizes to help Carol celebrate the release of her new book.

Take your children on a fascinating journey into the ancient roots of the Christian faith as they learn about men and women who trusted Jesus and stood for him in Champ Thornton’s new book, The Radical Book for Kids.

Can Father Gilbert, who traded in his… read more »

Encouragement Over Condemnation | Bob Fife

November 20th, 2016

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“Spiritual failure is the result of a process. Spiritual restoration needs to be one, too.” Bob Fife joins us today to share ways you can encourage, instead of condemn, a friend struggling in the midst of a spiritual battle. Also, be sure to check out Bob’s new release, Out, to learn about his experience leaving the gay community. Click here to learn more.


People who fall back into the old patterns of their life before Christ often don’t need to be told what they are doing. It is counterproductive to attempt to wring a confession from them, especially if they know that we know what has happened. When the Spirit is active in a sensitive heart, human pressuring can come across as gloating, which is counteractive to successful restoration.

Most of us have experienced a defensiveness and hardening of our hearts when someone else leans on us… read more »

A Day in the Life of Carol J. Post

November 18th, 2016

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Get a sneak peak at what a typical day looks like for a writer with Carol J. Post! Keep reading to get the scoop, and be sure to enter Carol’s giveaway to celebrate her new release, Trust My Heart. Hurry! Carol’s Cozy Cash giveaway ends 11/23. Click here to learn more and enter. 


 

The first order of the day is taking care of the cat and dog. Midnight is a little spoiled. He doesn’t like to drink out of a water bowl, especially after the dog has been there, so he jumps up in the chair and demands his bottle.

Morgan has taken her vitamins and it’s time for her walk. She usually does more sniffing than walking. But when we turn around to head back, she knows breakfast is next. So she runs back, tail up and ears flopping. She’s got lots of energy for fourteen years old.

Once… read more »