Story Spotlight on ‘Eden: The Animals’ Parable’

January 18th, 2017

Return to the story of Jesus and read it from a new perspective in Keith Korman’s Eden: The Animals’ Parable. In this beautifully inspired retelling of the Gospels, we see Jesus and his disciples in the Holy Land through the eyes of the animals—especially his intrepid and loyal dog, Eden. Simple, clear, and spiritually profound, Eden is for readers of all ages, this artful retelling is captivating, moving, and alive with the joy you felt the first time you opened the Bible.

Read our story spotlight on Eden by Keith Korman to learn more! Plus, be sure to enter to win a copy of Keith’s book and a Kindle Fire. Click here to enter.


The Story Behind Eden

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

Watched the calf jump across the stable in William Wyler’s Ben Hur as a child. Been thinking… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Remnant’

November 23rd, 2016

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 »

Story Spotlight on ‘Trust My Heart’

November 9th, 2016

Grant McAllister is a big-city lawyer and has no interest in his late, estranged grandparents or the dilapidated mansion he just acquired. After his high-profile divorce, he should be avoiding perky reporters, too. But Jami Carlisle is honest, funny, and undeniably appealing. After breaking up with her safe-but-smothering boyfriend, Jami is determined to ace her first big assignment. A story about the McAllister estate is too intriguing to ignore—much like its handsome, commitment-phobic heir. Thanks to her digging, the pieces of Grant’s fraught family history are gradually fitting into place, but also upending all his old beliefs. The two draw closer as they share their dreams, until misread signals and misunderstandings begin to test their trust. But in the unspoiled beauty of the Smoky Mountains, there’s healing and forgiveness to be found. And for Grant, this unplanned detour may be just what’s needed to finally guide him home…

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Story Spotlight on ‘Christian’s Hope’

October 26th, 2016

Captured as a child during the French and Indian War, Christian has spent much of his life among Native Americans, who cared for him and taught him their ways. Now that Christian is home, his father wants him to settle back into their predictable Amish life of farming, and Christian’s budding friendship with Orpha Rupp beckons him to stay as well. Yet Christian feels restless, and he misses his adoptive Native American family—who raised him as their own son. When faced with a life-altering decision, will Christian choose the Amish identity that his father desires for him? Or will he depart from his family and faith community yet again?

Read our story spotlight on Christian’s Hope by Ervin R. Stutzman to learn more!


The Story Behind Christian’s Hope

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

This novel is built around the legacy of my ancestor Jacob… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Starving Hearts’

August 31st, 2016

Since her assault, Miss Annette Chetwynd has been plagued by nightmares and worries about an arranged marriage. But she yearns to find her anonymous rescuer. Unfortunately, her health and intellect prevent it. Both repel suitors and cause Annette to doubt God’s existence, at least until He answers her prayers in an unusual way. . . .

Read our story spotlight and character interview to learn more about Janine Mendenhall’s new release, Starving Hearts. Plus, enter to win the Delightful Heart Gift Pack Giveaway!


The Story Behind Starving Hearts

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

The horrible scene, which is not central to the slave trade subplot, was stuck in my head and replayed so many times I decided to write it down, promising to put it in a book if I could just get it out of my head.

A more thorough discussion… read more »

Character Interview with Robert Truax from ‘The Loyal Heart’

August 17th, 2016

Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate officer in the Civil War, made a promise to his comrade Phillip Markham. If anything happened to Phillip, Robert would look after his beloved wife, Miranda. She was his life, his world, his everything. After the war, Robert is left to pick up the pieces and fulfill his pact. When he arrives at Miranda’s home in Galveston, Texas, things are worse than he imagined.

Read our character interview with Robert to learn more about The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray.


Name:

Robert Truax

Where were you born?

Ft. Worth, Texas

Occupation:

Formerly a second lieutenant in the CSA, then a partner in a locomotive company, now a man on a private mission to help fulfill a promise to a former comrade.

What is the most interesting thing about you?

I can track and find just about anyone. It comes in handy.

What three words would you use to… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘When Death Draws Near’

August 3rd, 2016

Plunge into a world, full of cold-case murders, shady politics, and a den of venomous suspects. Add Carrie Stuart Parks’ new book, When Death Draws Near, to the top of your must-read list. Forensic artist Gwen Marcey accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky—a small town facing big-city crime. But before she can finish her first drawing of the serial rapist who is on the loose, the latest witness vanishes. Just like all the others. Can Gwen uncover the truth—and convince anyone to believe her—before she becomes a victim herself?

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The Story Behind When Death Draws Near 

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

My husband, Rick, suggests different ideas. One of the more intriguing ideas he had was to look into the Pentecostal… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Murder Mezzo Forte’

July 13th, 2016

He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations. . . . She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they’re probably guilty of her murder. A leak of the alleged scandal to the college administration threatens their jobs. Their desperate attempt to prove themselves innocent of the triangle and the murder plunges them into a tangle of unsavory corporate relationships among college trustees. And it puts their lives in danger from a mysterious criminal organization that seems to have tentacles everywhere. Read our story spotlight on Murder Mezzo Forte with Donn Taylor to learn more.


The Story Behind Murder Mezzo Forte

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

My eighteen years of teaching at two denominational liberal arts… read more »