Story Spotlight on ‘ScriptureDoodle’

December 14th, 2016

ScriptureDoodle God’s Promises refreshes believers who are feeling burned out or stuck in a rut in their relationship with God. Each of the creative worship prompts in this interactive guide includes biblical encouragement and ideas for worship through art. Artist April Knight includes creative lettering tips, color ideas, and completed examples to inspire readers to respond to promises in Scripture related to trust, faith, and the power of God’s Word in all circumstances.

This unique blend of Bible study and creative expression provides the opportunity to connect with God as Creator in a new, life-changing way.

Read our story spotlight on of ScriptureDoodle by April Knight to learn more! 

The Story Behind ScriptureDoodle

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

Our ScriptureDoodle books are 6-week devotionals merging creative art exercises with the word of God. I was inspired to write them because my heart… read more »

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

November 2nd, 2016

We’ve turned another page in our calendars and can’t believe how quickly the holidays are approaching! Shelley Shepard Gray joins us today to share some of her holiday favorites and the inspiration behind A Sister’s Wish. Plus, enter to win her book pack giveaway of books three and four in the Charmed Amish Life series, A Sister’s Wish and An Amish Family Christmas. Hurry, giveaway ends November 4! Click here to learn more and enter. 

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

Which holiday is your favorite?  

My favorite is Christmas! I’ve always decorated the whole house with Christmas houses, all kinds of little figurines, and a really big tree. I bake a lot of Christmas cookies and give them to people, which is so much fun. Now, Christmas means that my kids will be coming home, so it’s even more special.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? When and how did it begin?

We watch a movie after the… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Jesus and the Beanstalk’

September 23rd, 2016

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 »

Story Spotlight on ‘God Bless Us Every One’

September 7th, 2016

Charlene Dixon—called Charlie by family and friends—is devastated at the recent loss of her job. She decides to return to Grandma Sis, who raised Charlie as her own, in Eva Marie Everson’s God Bless Us Every One. When Charlie arrives, Sis immediately puts her granddaughter to work behind the scenes of the local school’s Christmas play. Charlie prickles at working with Dustin Kennedy, the drama teacher and her old crush from schooldays, but is even more put out at that the choice of the Dickens’ classic for the holiday performance. Will Charlie learn about trust, faith, and forgiveness and the needs of people in their own community? Read our story spotlight below on God Bless Us Every One to learn more.

The Story Behind God Bless Us Every One

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

In the real story—the story of why Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol.”… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Things We Knew’

August 19th, 2016

After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.

But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.

Read our story spotlight on The Things We Knew with Catherine West below to learn more!

The Story Behind The Things We Knew

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

The Things… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Fetching Sweetness’

August 10th, 2016

It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Retrieve a reclusive author’s valuable new manuscript and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But when the author’s canine companion, Sweetness, makes a break for it and Stephanie has to track Sweetness down, she meets Rhett Hastings. They’re in for a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.

Celebrate the release of Fetching Sweetness with Dana Mentink by entering to win the Sweetness Unleashed Prize Pack!

The Story Behind Fetching Sweetness

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

I’ve done a bit of trailer camping in my day and I’ve always found the dogs that accompany their campers to be as interesting as the campers themselves! At RV campgrounds, I’ve met little dogs, big dogs, cats and even a traveling rabbit! I thought it would sure be fun to write a novel about… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Jilted’

July 1st, 2016

Lynda Turner has struggled with depression since her husband abandoned her and their young daughter fifteen years ago. Yet unexpected hope awakens when a local ex-convict shows interest. As long-hidden secrets resurface, Lynda must fight for her emotional stability and for a life where the shadow of shame is replaced by the light of love. Jilted tells of a woman who has lost the joy of living, a man determined to draw her back toward happiness, and a town that must—once and for all—leave the past where it belongs. Read our story spotlight on Jilted with Varina Denman. Plus, today is the LAST DAY to enter Varina’s giveaway of a $50 Kohl’s gift card and copy of the book! Click here to learn more and enter.

The Story Behind Jilted

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

Jilted tells the story of Lynda… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Someone Like You’

May 18th, 2016

A brand new Christian, Julia is busy trying to run her own business, spend time with her widowed mother, and raise her young son, Max, despite his father’s less-than-ideal influence on him. When a big account from her event-planning business sends her to the Caliente Springs resort, she’s shocked to come face-to-face with Zeke Monroe, the resort’s general manager and her college sweetheart.

Read our story spotlight with on Someone Like You with Victoria Bylin to find out more. Plus, enter to win a copy of Victoria’s new release! Click here to learn more and enter.

Story Behind Someone Like You

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

Someone Like You started with this idea: What would happen if college sweethearts reunited after six years, only now they are on opposite sides of the spiritual fence? I’ve always enjoyed reunion stories, and the twist of having… read more »