The Story Behind ‘The Melody of the Soul’

January 19th, 2018

Where did Liz Tolsma find inspiration for her latest release, The Melody of the Soul? Read our story behind the story below to find out! Go back in time to 1943 and meet Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian and concert violinist whose career is ended because of Nazi occupation in Prague. Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Officer Horst Engel, quartered in Anna’s flat and dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them.

Plus, join Liz and other bookworms for a Facebook Live event on February 6. If you haven’t already, enter her prize pack giveaway—click here for more details and to enter.

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The Story Behind ‘Pass It On’

November 22nd, 2017

Create a legacy of wisdom and faith to share it with your children and grandchildren with Champ Thornton’s Pass It On, a Proverbs journal for the next generation. There are many different kinds of legacies we can leave, but sharing yourself and your faith with the next generation will always stand the test of time. Through showing himself and his wisdom in the book of Proverbs, God has also left his legacy with us and relies on us to share it with our children and grandchildren. But before we can share that wisdom, first we must grow in our own understanding and knowledge and record, reflect, and consider what we have learned. Pass It On is an innovative resource to strengthen families and help them grow in their love for God and each other.

Read our interview with Champ below to learn more about Pass It On!

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The Story Behind ‘World View’

November 20th, 2017

If we reacted to our common culture with not just biblical facts, but also grace and compassion, what would our world be like? Marvin Olasky explores the answer to this question and more in his new book, World View. While regular readers of World Magazine may remember some of the columns contained in World View, never before has a collection of Marvin’s work over the last 25 years been curated like this. These 60 columns cover a wide variety of issues that remain relevant today, ranging from political issues such as immigration and welfare to social issues including homosexuality and racism. Marvin also touches on everyday conversations such as movie reviews, career paths and the impact of Millennials. While reading his commentary, readers will learn a new way to consider and respond to any situation in a way that lives out all biblical virtues, including mercy and grace as well as… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Ordinary Graces’

November 14th, 2017

Are you ready to receive gifts of ordinary grace and abundant life from God and His Word? Join Lucinda Secrest McDowell in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions in her new book, Ordinary Graces. God has given us many gifts, such as his grace—the gift we don’t deserve and can never earn. Promises from the One who declares we are already loved, already accepted, already created in his image. The question becomes, will we truly receive that gift? Will the reality of it actually change the way we think and notice and reach out?

Plus, celebrate the release of Lucinda’s new book and grace your holiday season with a $75 Etsy gift card giveaway! Click here to learn more and enter.


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The Story Behind ‘Rescued Hearts’

November 8th, 2017

In Hope Toler Dougherty’s new novel, Rescued Hearts, children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Brett forsakes his three-month mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind . . . and then Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more.

Read the story behind Rescued Hearts to learn more. Plus, cozy up this fall with Hope’s new book and enter to win a Kindle Fire! Click here to learn more and enter.

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

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Story Spotlight on ‘The Pretender’

September 29th, 2017

Despite just meeting each other, Tillie and Noah’s lives have been mysteriously intertwined for many years. From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart—and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride’s deception. Read our story spotlight with Ta’Mara Hanscom to learn more about The Pretender.

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The Story Behind The Pretender

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

I was in the middle of the most difficult trial of my life. Things were falling apart in my personal life, and I just wanted to run away. The problem was I… read more »

The Story Behind ‘Rule of Law’

September 22nd, 2017

Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members? Add Randy Singer’s new legal thriller, Rule of Law, to your must-read list this fall. For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top. Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know what happened. But will equal justice under law work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant? Read our the story behind the story with Randy Singer to learn more about Rule of Law.

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Story Spotlight on ‘A Name Unknown’

August 18th, 2017

She’s out to steal his name . . . but will he steal her heart instead? Find out in A Name Unknown, Roseanna M. White’s new book. Rosemary, a former pickpocket who grew up on the mean streets of London, has the challenge of a lifetime comes when she’s assigned to determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. When Rosemary arrives on Peter’s doorstop pretending to be a well-credentialed historian, Peter (who wants to prove his loyalty to the crown despite his German last name) believes she’s the right person to help him dig through his family’s past. Anger and danger continue to mount, though, and both realize they’re in a race against time to discover the truth—about Peter’s past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them. Read our story spotlight with Roseanna M. White to discover more about A Name Unknown.

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