The Story Behind ‘Lost and Found’

April 5th, 2017

Are you too focused on the “right” ways of worship, work, and family life? Learn about the dangers of quiet legalism in Kendra Fletcher’s new book, Lost and Found. Kendra, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all “right,” until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family’s self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.

Ready our story spotlight on Lost and Found with Kendra Fletcher to learn more!


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

Initially, I wrote this story for my family, but when an old friend in the publishing industry asked me what I was writing, his response was an enthusiastic, “This story needs to be told!”

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The Story Behind ‘Unchained’

March 27th, 2017

Christians are free in Christ, yet Christianity can feel like a prison.  Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained by Noel Jesse Heikkinen shows readers how to have a robust faith that celebrates their freedom in Christ without compromising their holiness as God’s followers.

Unchained turns to the person and work of Jesus Christ as the source of freedom—not just his work 2,000 years ago but also what he is doing today. As readers dig into the meaning of the freedom that Jesus offers, they will understand, perhaps for the first time, what true freedom in Christ means.

Ready our story spotlight on Unchained with Noel Jesse Heikkinen to learn more!


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

Over the past 20 years or so of ministry, I noticed something disturbing about… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Tightropes and Teeter-Totters’

March 15th, 2017

Do you wonder if you will ever find balance? Lisa Pennington knows how to get up after losing her balance, even with a full house, a not-so-full bank account, and never enough energy. In her latest book, she offers readers:

—Strategies for finding balance in marriage, motherhood, and bad moods
—Playful yet biblically based tips for turning hard days around
—Inspiration for shaping obstacles into opportunities
—Ways to respond to irritations with gratitude
—Enthusiastic encouragement for living out God’s purpose.

For every woman who wonders if her satisfaction in life will ever match her dreams, Pennington has real-life answers full of hope and humor.

Keep reading to learn more about Lisa and her new release, Tightropes and Teeter-Totters. 


The Story Behind Tightropes and Teeter-Totters

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

I get asked constantly, “How do you do it all?” I really don’t do it all, but I do have an… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Elusive Miss Ellison’

March 8th, 2017

Handsome appearance counts for naught unless matched by good character and actions. That’s the firm opinion of not-so-meek minister’s daughter Lavinia Ellison. So even though all the other villagers of St. Hampton Heath are swooning over the newly returned seventh Earl of Hawkesbury, she is not impressed. If a man won’t take his responsibilities seriously and help those who are supposed to be able to depend on him, he deserves no respect from her. In Lavinia’s pretty, gray eyes, Nicholas Stamford is just as arrogant and reckless as his brother–who stole the most important person in Livvie’s world. Read our story spotlight on The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller to learn more!

Plus, Carolyn is celebrating her new release with a giveaway. Settle in for a cozy night of reading with a cuppa and a Kindle! Click here to enter.


The Story Behind The Elusive Miss Ellison

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Story Spotlight on ‘Door to Freedom’

February 22nd, 2017

Can you imagine the struggles that Christians face when living under Islamic law? Jana Kelley explores modern-day persecution and the life of Muslims in Sudan in her new book, Door to Freedom. In the Islamic country of Sudan, Mia has learned to boldly share her faith. Rania, the daughter of a wealthy Sudanese Arab, seeks to find the reason for her sister’s sudden disappearance. Mia holds some of the answers, but both women quickly discover they must each walk through their own doors to freedom, the freedom that only comes when you trust God’s sovereignty more than manmade security.

Read our story spotlight on Door to Freedom by Jana Kelley to learn more! 


The Story Behind Door to Freedom

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

Door to Freedom is inspired by my friends and acquaintances in Sudan. Most of the characters and even the scenes… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘The Dog Who Was There’

February 10th, 2017

No one expected Barley to have an encounter with the Messiah. He was homeless, hungry, and struggling to survive in first century Jerusalem. Most surprisingly, he was a dog. But through Barley’s eyes, the story of a teacher from Galilee comes alive in a way we’ve never experienced before.

Read our story spotlight on The Dog Who Was There by Ron Marasco to learn more! 


The Story Behind The Dog Who Was There

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

It came to me as all my writing ideas do. They just sneak up suddenly and unexpectedly and arrive in my head. It usually happens when I am calm and blank and not looking for any ideas at all. And when it happens, I get this odd feeling that this is both a new idea, but somehow something I am remembering from somewhere deep inside… read more »

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 »