Story Spotlight on ‘Grounded Hearts’

July 20th, 2017

When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond.

Read out story spotlight on Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson to learn more! Plus, join Jeanne in celebrating the release of her new book by entering to win the Celtic Knots Giveaway!

The Story Behind Grounded Hearts

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

My father was stationed in England during WWII. Issued with a weekend pass, he decided to fly to U.S. Army base in Northern Ireland, and then visit… read more »

Story Spotlight on ‘Dragon Seed’

July 14th, 2017

Join trusted Bible teacher Marty Machowski for a fictional adventure into the reality of spiritual warfare and how its shadows affect and change us. Don’t miss Marty’s new release, Dragon Seed. It’s a page-turning, young adult fiction story that invites older children and teens into the real-life struggles of Nick, who receives a handwritten, leather-bound copy of an old book—a family legend passed down to him from his great grandfather. The book, called Dragon Seed, leads Nick deep into his family’s history and introduces him to another angry young man who lived in the shadows (the shadows of the tombs). Like Nick, you’ll be shocked to discover where he fits in this story of epic proportions!

Read our story spotlight on Dragon Seed with Marty Machowski to learn more! 

The Story Behind Dragon Seed

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

I found my inspiration for Dragon Seedread more »

The Story Behind ‘Israel–God’s Heart’

July 5th, 2017

Soar across the skies of beautiful Israel and visit contemporary and historic sites beckoning visitors to stay and explore. The beauty of Israel from above is captured by top aerial photographer Ron Gafni. As you sweep over ancient ruins, fly high in hot air balloons, and view vignette’s of Israel’s modern lifestyles, Holy scripture will also come alive. Author Kathleen Barrett offers reflective narrative with scripture pointing to God’s redemption plan for the world. Kathleen joins us today to share the story behind Israel–God’s Heart. 

Tell us a bit about your book-what inspired it?

Opportunity is what inspired Israel–God’s Heart.  Ron asked me to help him introduce SkyPics Israel from Above, his publishing company,  to the Christian market.  Because of that invitation, I suggested helping with narratives.  I prayed about what subject matter would be most touching to a broad audience.  Also I needed to consider how the text would… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Good Book’

May 23rd, 2017

The Good Book by Deron Spoo offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible’s biggest ideas. Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey. The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible. Read our interview with Deron to learn more!


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

The Good Book is a result of a conversation with a young woman who had never read the Bible before. I wanted to provide for her a resource that… read more »

The Story Behind ‘The Joy of Letting Go’

April 25th, 2017

Whether your kids are in kindergarten or college, learn how to prepare your hearts for your kids’ independence with Vicki Caruana’s The Joy of Letting Go. The 52 devotional readings within shine a light on all the times readers have loosened their grip on their children and encourages them to continue to let go in life-giving ways. Written by a parenting and education expert, The Joy of Letting Go will comfort and inspire parents in all seasons of parenting.

Keep reading to discover the story behind The Joy of Letting Go with Vicki Caruana!

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

The Joy of Letting Go is at its heart encouragement to parents in the throes of letting go of their teens into adulthood – it is a devotional of 52 stories that remind parents they’ve been letting go all along and how to do it… read more »

Story Spotlight Behind ‘Home at Last’

March 22nd, 2017

Conclude Deborah Raney’s Chicory Inn novels with the final book, Home at Last, a story of acceptance, trying to overcome differences, and love. Everything changes for bachelor Link Whitman one icy morning when a child runs into the street and he nearly hits her with his pickup—and then the girl’s aunt Shayla enters Link’s life. Can Shayla and Link overcome society’s view of their differences and find true love? Read our story spotlight on Home at Last to learn more about Deborah and the final book in the Chicory Inn novels.

P.S. Join Deborah on Thursday, March 23, for a live author chat party in her Facebook group with fun prizes to be won! Click here for more details and to RSVP. Hope to see you there—bring a friend or two who loves to read!

The Story Behind Home at Last

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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 »

The Story Behind ‘Synced’

March 16th, 2016

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Where does a writer find inspiration? What’s the hardest part about writing a book? What do you hope your writing achieves? We asked  Jennifer Kennedy Dean to tell us the story behind Synced: Living Connected to the Heart of Jesus. Celebrate Jennifer’s new release and enter her Kindle Fire HD 6 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.

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

Since the beginning of my ministry, nearly 40 years ago, I have been writing and speaking about how to move from “having a prayer life” to “living a praying life.” I’m always alert to new understanding about how that works. For some years, I have been contemplating how Jesus’ life of power emanated from His life of prayer. How did that life look? What difference did prayer… read more »