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 »

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?

I… 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 »