Showing posts from October, 2014

BECOMING BEA By @LeslieJeanGould | Kindle Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Leslie Gould is back with the latest book, Becoming Bea (based on Much Ado about Nothing ), in her Shakespeare-inspired series, The Courtships of Lancaster County.  Don't miss the other books in the series,  Courting Cate  (retelling of The Taming of the Shrew ),  Adoring Addie  (inspired by Romeo and Juliet ), and  Minding Molly  (inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream ). Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th. One grand prize winner will receive: A Kindle Fire One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting Cate ,  Adoring Addie , Minding Molly , and  Becoming Bea . Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11.  Winner will be announced at  Leslie's 11/11 Becoming Bea Facebook author chat party . RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes! {NOT ON FACEBOOK? ENTER HERE

New book from the illustrator of The Beginner’s Bible brings rhyme and humor to story time

An interview with Kelly Pulley, author of Treasury of Bible Stories Q: Who was the Treasury of Bible Stories written for and what are some of the best ways parents can use the book within the home? Can Bible class teachers use it too? I’ve illustrated many children’s Bible storybooks over the years; most are for toddlers or early readers. Treasury of Bible Stories , however, was created primarily for more advanced readers (4-8 years). It’s meant to be fun and entertaining, yet it follows the original Bible stories very closely; it has no made-up characters or talking animals, etc., and the stories all have clear messages. So, yes, I think it could be a very useful tool for church or at-home Bible classes. Q: You’re a well-known illustrator, having done the art for the most recent release of The Beginner’s Bible , which sold 1.5 million copies. How did you transition from being a graphic designer to illustrator and writer? I had a lull in illustration projects so I t

Judith Miller to introduce new series to readers via web event

Author to host a Facebook party on November 4 to celebrate release of The Brickmaker’s Bride Author Judith Miller invites readers to join her to celebrate the release of The Brickmaker’s Bride (Bethany House Publishers/October 7, 2014/ISBN 978-0764212550/$14.99) on November 4 at 8:00 PM EST when she hosts a live Facebook party . The online event is a part of the launch of Miller’s Refined by Love series set in West Virginia in the years following the Civil War. “I’m excited about the prospect of sharing this new series with readers,” Miller shares. “The Refined by Love series is near and dear to my heart because it is set in West Virginia where I have lots of family ties. I look forward to visiting with readers about the post-Civil-War era and the professions I’ve featured in the series. I can’t wait to get some fun dialogue going!” During the Facebook party, Miller will talk to readers about The Brickmaker’s Bride , introduce the Refined by Love series and answe

Doctor ministers to Peru's poorest

Doctor finds proof of God’s existence in the highlands of Peru Dr. Klaus-Dieter John founds first-class hospital serving some of the world’s poorest people Imagine being medically trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world — Harvard and Yale — and turning your back on a lucrative medical career in private practice to care for the poor. As Klaus-Dieter John writes in his book, I Have Seen God (Monarch Books/November 27, 2014/ISBN: 978-0857215741/$16.99) , it was a dream he had since he was a young child, growing up in Germany. In high school, John met his future wife, Martina, who shared a similar dream to become a missionary doctor. After medical school, the Johns set out to fulfill their goal. “We shared exactly the same vision for our future,” John shares. “We wanted to get the best medical training available and then work as missionary doctors for the rest of our lives.” John’s journey took his family around the world, including stops in Ghan

THE BACHELOR By Stephanie Reed | Kindle Giveaway and Facebook Party!

Don't miss Stephanie Reed 's newest book in the Plain City Peace series, The Bachelor . This compelling second book deftly weaves together the strands of a solid, simpler time with the turmoil of an era of change, revealing the strengths of both in its powerful narrative. Join Stephanie in celebrating the book's release by entering her Kindle giveaway and RSVPing to her  Facebook launch party on October 28th ! One grand prize winner will receive: A Kindle Fire The Bachelor  by Stephanie Reed Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/9.   RSVP for the Facebook launch party today for a chance to connect with Stephanie and Amish fiction fans and a chance to win some great prizes! Winner will be announced November 10th  here . {NOT ON FACEBOOK?  ENTER HERE .} {MORE ABOUT  THE BACHELOR } A Plain City Peace book, (Kregel Publications, October 2014) In this sequel to  The Bargain , Betsie Troyer is back home in her

O How I Love Jesus

This has become one of the favorites of the fourth grade kids. Oh How I Love Jesus (girls) Oh, boys, do you love Jesus? (boys) Oh, yes, we love Jesus? (girls) Are you sure you love Jesus? (boys) Yes, we’re sure we love Jesus. (girls) Tell us why we love Jesus. (boys) This is why we love Jesus. (everyone together) Because he first loved me. Oh, how I love Jesus Oh, how I love Jesus Oh, how I love Jesus Because he first loved me. Can also alternate between teacher and kids and insert each child's name in.

My Fire phone experience lasted about 36-48 hours

It just screams, "buy me!" When Amazon came out with their Fire phone a few months ago, I kind of wanted to try it and find out what it's 6 cameras did. At the introductory price of $649, I wasn't that curious though. When prices dropped to 99 cents about a month or so ago, I was drooling. Alas, my two year contract wasn't up. Since then, my poor refurbished 8 gig HTC One X was on life support. During the day I would have to plug it in at my desk to keep it charged. I deleted lots of pictures to give it room. I installed a lot of apps. How did I ever function at less than 8 gigs? When I got it, that was great! I had it marked on my calendar. October 23. I can upgrade on October 23. Thursday I was all pumped to order my Fire phone with its Mayday button (I should have tried it), Firefly technology (whatever that actually does for you - my computer, TV and satellite radio tell me what I'm watching and listening to already), and dynamic perspective (w

New Regency from @SarahLaddAuthor AND a Kindle HDX giveaway!

Award-winning author Sarah E. Ladd examines how to escape the clutches of a tainted past in the final installment of her Whispers on the Moor series . A Regency-era novel,  A Lady at Willowgrove Hall  cleverly shows that even though our pasts may be shameful or painful, God can take the darkest personal histories and turn them into the brightest futures. Celebrate with Sarah by entering her Kindle HDX giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive: A Kindle Fire HDX A Lady at Willowgrove Hall  by Sarah E. Ladd Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 2nd.  Winner will be announced November 3rd  here . {NOT ON FACEBOOK?  ENTER HERE .} {MORE ABOUT  A LADY AT WILLOWGROVE HALL } Whispers on the Moors series Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness. His secret traps him in a life that is not his own. Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue coul

“Too Loved to be Lost” Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party with Debora Coty!

In our world a woman’s acceptance so often seems contingent on her looks, behavior, or talents. This can lead to fearing loss of acceptance, trying to outperform one another, and a warped view God as a ruthless, judgmental, stern entity just waiting for us to crash and burn. Debora M. Coty 's new book, Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God’s Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Love ,  offers women simple, practical steps for finding healing, security, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Celebrate being "Too Loved" by entering Debora Coty's HDX giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 6th.   One winner will receive: A Kindle HDX Too Loved to Be Lost  by Debora Coty Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the Too Loved to Be Lost  Facebook author event on 11/6 . Join author Debora Coty for a humorous and encouraging evening centered around God&

Robin Caroll talks about her latest, Hidden in the Stars

An interview with Robin Caroll, Author of Hidden in the Stars Where do you turn when a dream you’ve cherished in your heart for your entire life is completely shattered? In her new release, Hidden in the Stars (Quilts of Love series from Abingdon Press/September 16, 2014/ISBN:9781426773600/$13.99) , Robin Caroll introduces us to a young woman who must find the strength to continue living after losing everything she cares about. Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been