French 101 with Jocelyn Green

January 20th, 2017

After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile, where she hopes to be reunited with her brother, serving there as a soldier. To make the journey, though, women must be married, and Julianne is forced to wed a fellow convict. With her dreams of a new life shattered, Julianne must find her way in this dangerous, rugged land, despite never being able to escape the king’s mark on her shoulder that brands her a criminal beyond redemption.

Learn more about Jocelyn Green’s new release below and get a quick lesson on French in The Mark of the King  pronunciation guide! Plus, don’t forget to enter to win a copy. Click here to learn more and enter.


 

The Story Behind The Mark of the King

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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 ‘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 »

Story Spotlight on ‘Of Stillness and Storm’

December 7th, 2016

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing. At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.

Read our story spotlight on of Stillness and Storm by Michèle Phoenix to learn more! Plus, enter to win her Bookworm On-the-Go prize pack. Click here to learn more and enter.

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Story Spotlight on ‘Pursuing Gold’

November 30th, 2016

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

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 »

The Story Behind ’40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood’ by Sarah Humphrey

November 4th, 2016

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, Sarah Humphrey created 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood to help moms rechargeThis book of 10-minute daily devotions focuses on six key topics of motherhood and is adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did! Keep reading to learn more and… read more »

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 »