Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The White City (True Colors) by Grace Hitchcock

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(True Colors)

Pick up a copy today! You will enjoy this clean, historical, mystery book!

About the Author:
Grace HitchcockGrace Hitchcock is the author of The White City and The Gray Chamber from Barbour Publishing. She has written multiple novellas in The Second Chance Brides, The Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Winning the Heart of Your Child: 9 Keys to Building a Positive Lifelong Relationship with Your Kids by Mike Berry

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Breaking the Power of Negative Words: How Positive Words Can Heal by Mary C. Busha

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams: Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible by Jill Eileen Smith

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About the Author:
Jill Eileen SmithJill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and The Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage by David Hawkins

In Sickness and in Health: The Physical Consequences of Emotional Stress in Marriage

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Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? 

When you first met your spouse you probably had a physical response to the emotions you felt. You’d get butterflies in your stomach, your heart would race, and your palms would sweat. So why is it that after you’re married, it’s so hard to make the connection between your physical health and your emotional well-being when you’re facing relational stress?

If your emotional pain feels physical and your physical pain feels emotional, your marriage may be making you sick—literally. Join Dr. David Hawkins and his sons, an internist and a surgeon, as they explore the effects relational stress and trauma can have on our bodies. You will learn to . . .


recognize the link between emotional and physical pain
embrace the power of choice to become empowered by hope
find a path forward to ultimate restoration and regain your life
No matter what kind of pain you’re experiencing, or how long your health has been in decline, you don’t have to stay stuck. Discover hope and healing when you take control of your life.

My Thoughts:
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you worn out? Not sure where to turn to or why you can't shake something. In Sickness and In Health shows how any type of stress will lead to illness if not taken care of. It examines if one is sick, how to take ahold of their stress and treat it. This book is a good book for those who are counseling. It provides solutions to help those who have been through traumatic events in their life deal with stress. Overall, great thoughts to ponder in this book. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy. A review was not required.


About the Author:
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of the Marriage Recovery Center who has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals since he began his work in 1976. He is passionate about working with couples in crisis and offering them ways of healing their wounds and finding their way back to being passionately in love with each other.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Hawkins has become a leader in the field of treatment for narcissism and emotional abuse within relationships. He is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and writes for Crosswalk.com, CBN.org and Believe.com. He is a weekly guest on Moody Radio and Faith Radio and is a best-selling author of over thirty books.

He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Art of Hard Conversations By Lori Roeleveld

The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter

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The Art of Hard Conversations is a practical tool that you will read and have little moments in your head where you go, "ah- yes." I read this book and took note of so many different things and found myself nodding my head at the authors comments so many times. These chapters will make the reader explore the way we relate to others, how we communicate and how we relate to other people. I know I found myself very challenged by this book and also doing a lot of self-discovery through this book. I think you will really enjoy this book. I know I have! 

Lori Stanley Roeleveld


Her new book, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus) is available wherever fine books are sold.

Jesus lover. Blogger. Wife. Mother. Part-time dragon slayer. Not available for children's parties.

You’ll find Lori at her website http://www.loriroeleveld.com or on her front porch writing.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ephesians: Biblical Commentary by Joyce Meyer

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

James: Biblical Commentary by Joyce Meyer

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My Thoughts:
Do you study God's word, but aren't really sure what you're studying or maybe struggle with staying guided in His word? Jame is a great commentary and tool that helps the reader live on the Bible in practical ways. This book has space for you to record your notes, thoughts, or prayers as you read the book of James. This commentary is a fantastic tool whether you are new to the Christian faith or you have been in a relationship with the Lord for years. You will grow in your walk and learn so much more about the Bible! This is a great, practical tool! Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy. A review was not required. #sponsoredbyfaithwords

About the Author:
Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A New York Times bestselling author, Joyce’s books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. Through Joyce Meyer Ministries, Joyce teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on how the Word of God applies to our everyday lives. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives. 

Joyce’s programs, Enjoying Everyday Life and Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer, can be seen around the world through television, radio, and the Internet. Joyce has authored more than 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and over 65 million of her books have been distributed worldwide. She teaches in cities across America as well as internationally. Joyce Meyer Ministries has offices in nine countries. 

Joyce’s passion to help hurting people is foundational to the vision of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Hand of Hope provides worldwide humanitarian outreaches such as feeding programs, medical care, orphanages, disaster response, human trafficking intervention and rehabilitation, and much more – always sharing the love and Gospel of Christ

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Made for This 40 Days to Living Your Purpose By Jennie Allen

Made for This40 Days to Living Your Purpose

By Jennie Allen 

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Recognize your calling, find your place of service, and follow God to a life of purpose.
In her bestselling books Anything and Restless, Jennie Allen challenged women to fully surrender their lives to God and then offered a process to uncover and understand the raw materials He had given them to use for His glory and purposes. Now, for the first time ever, those two concepts have been combined to create a forty-day journey for women to pursue God and find the deepest yearnings of their heart fulfilled.
This step-by-step process, to fully surrender to God and then identify the threads of gifts, passions, places, relationships, and sufferings in your life, is not to get what you want but to find what God wants of you. The journal-like edition includes
a new introduction and perspective from Jennie
stories and testimonies from women whose lives have been changed by the process
and the workbook graphics to determine the individual threads and how to weave them together
Divided into forty days, Made for This will help readers not only follow their dreams but also be able to answer life’s ultimate question: Why am I here?

My Thoughts:
I am a HUGE fan of Jennie Allen and am always thrilled to get my hands on all of her books. Her latest book "Made for This" is amazing! From the start of her book, Jennie gives practical application and thought processes to help the reader grapple with the questions of purpose. This book is deep and meaningful and helps the reader land the plane for understanding or drawing closer to their purpose. 
Every day, the reader will be challenged with thoughts to engage your heart, mind and spirit that will take you deeper as you read and reflect. Filled with scripture, stories, and insights from some of her previous books, this 40 day journey will change you. I honestly feel like I was sitting down having coffee with Jennie as she was mentoring me through the 40 day journey. This book will equip you and challenge you. 
Grab your copy today! 
About the Author:
Jennie AllenJennie Allen is a passionate leader and visionary following God's call to inspire women to encounter the invisible God. With a Master's in Biblical Studies from DTS, Jennie is the author of two Bible studies, Stuck, a CBA best-seller, and Chase, and the ECPA "New Author of the Year" winner of Anything and Restless, which also includes a DVD-based study. The founder of IF: Gathering, Jennie, and her husband Zac, have four children.

Monday, February 18, 2019

100 Inspirational Quotes: And the Life-Changing Scriptures Behind Them by Joyce Meyer

100 Inspirational Quotes: And the Life-Changing Scriptures Behind Them

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Joyce’s programs, Enjoying Everyday Life and Everyday Answers with Joyce Meyer, can be seen around the world through television, radio, and the Internet. Joyce has authored more than 100 books, which have been translated into more than 100 languages and over 65 million of her books have been distributed worldwide. She teaches in cities across America as well as internationally. Joyce Meyer Ministries has offices in nine countries. 

Joyce’s passion to help hurting people is foundational to the vision of Hand of Hope, the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Hand of Hope provides worldwide humanitarian outreaches such as feeding programs, medical care, orphanages, disaster response, human trafficking intervention and rehabilitation, and much more – always sharing the love and Gospel of Christ
Joyce Meyer

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible By Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner

Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible

By Joanna Rivard and Tim Penner 

About:
With whimsical illustrations and engaging storytelling, The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible presents all your favorite stories and diversely represented characters from the Old and New Testaments. It starts at the very beginning with the magnificence of creation and includes Moses parting the Red Sea, Jonah being swallowed by a giant fish, and ultimately the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the rescuing King.
Uniquely presented in a way that connects each individual story to the next, this book introduces children to the most important ideas and characters of the Bible while also making clear how everything fits together to tell one big story––the story of God’s love for his children.
Kids will want to return to these joyful, memorable stories again and again, building their understanding of God’s Word. And the practical lessons, reminders, and truths found throughout the stories make this an invaluable resource for parents and teachers.
The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible will help your children discover:
Who God is––the one who made everything and everyone Who we are––his children, whom he loves unconditionally What we were made for––to love God and everyone else
Introduce your children to the incredible story of God’s enormous love for them with The Tiny Truths Illustrated Bible! This book’s bright and engaging cover has a unique feel and pops off the page with debossing.
My Thoughts:
Tiny Truths Bible is a beautiful and well-illustrated children's Bible. I love that it distinguishes for the reader between the Old and New Testament. The illustrations in this Bible are beautiful and so captivating that children will easily find themselves drawn to the amazing Bible stories like Jonah or John the Baptist. I also love that the skin tone of the illustrations are more of an olive tone to darker brown, which I believe is more likely closer to those in the times of the Bible. We often see the Bible through the Western mindset instead of a Jewish mindset, so removing our lens helps us see the Bible with a new perspective, which is why I think these illustrations bring the Bible to life in a new way. 
I think children will really love this. This Bible is hardcover and can easily travel. It is perfect for children ages 4-8 years old. This would also make a great gift for a child who decides on Baptism or profession of faith. 
Thank you to the publisher, Zondervan for sending me a copy. A review was not required. 


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1) by Elizabeth Goddard

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(Uncommon Justice #1)


About the Author:
Elizabeth GoddardElizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—a 2011 Carol Award winner. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of becoming an author. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery by Michelle Griep

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Ladies of Intrigue: 3 Tales of 19th-Century Romance with a Dash of Mystery

About:
3 Page-Turners Under One Cover from Reader Favorite Michelle Griep!
Can truth and love prevail when no one is as they appear?

The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady
Cornish Coast, 1815
When a prim and proper governess returns to England from abroad, she expects to comfort her dying father—not fall in love with a smuggler. Will Helen Fletcher keep Isaac Seaton’s unusual secret?

The Doctor’s Woman (A Carol Award Winner!)
Dakota Territory, 1862
Emmy Nelson, daughter of a missionary doctor, and Dr. James Clark, city doctor aspiring to teach, find themselves working side by side at Fort Snelling during the Dakota Uprising. That is when the real clash of ideals begins.

A House of Secrets
St. Paul, Minnesota, 1890
Ladies Aide Chairman, Amanda Carston resolves to clean up St. Paul’s ramshackle housing, starting with the worst of the worst: a “haunted” house that’s secretly owned by her beau—a home that’s his only means of helping brothel girls escape from the hands of the city’s most infamous madam.
 

My Thoughts:
Each of these stories are filled with mystery, romance and a little action along the way, which made the entire book move faster than I would have liked. I was sad when it ended, but the characters were well developed with the stories set in the 1800's and the author did her research. I felt that I was in the time period as I read each novella. 
Along with romance and intrigue, faith is a common theme throughout each of these stories as all of the women must trust God through difficult seasons. I found the stories to be enjoyable and great reads. If you are a fan of historical fiction, then pick up a copy of Ladies of Intrigue. 

About the Author:
Michelle GriepI hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

How the lIght Gets In by Jolina Petersheim- Book Tour

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SYNOPSIS:
“Compellingly woven by Jolina Petersheim’s capable pen, How the Light Gets In follows a trail of grief toward healing, leading to an impossible choice–what is best when every path will hurt someone?” –Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
From the highly acclaimed author of The Outcast and The Alliance comes an engrossing novel about marriage and motherhood, loss and moving on.
When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. She hopes the Mennonite community will be a quiet place to grieve and piece together next steps.
Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband’s cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendship. She also encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she’d lost forever.
But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself. On the precipice of a fresh start and a new marriage, Ruth must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn’t dead after all.

Purchase Links

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My Thoughts:

How the Light Gets in by Jolina is the first book I have ever read by this author, but will not be the last. The way she writes about difficult topics and gets right to the bottom of a difficult topic is a gift and she does it well, especially in Christian Fiction! 

This book is a beautiful story of forgiveness, grief and healing. While emotions are difficult, and I found this book to be triggering on a personal level, I also found this book to be interesting and filled with hope. This book is an emotional conflict and while I don't want to give the ending away, I enjoyed the letters and the twists that kept me reading. The story of Ruth will wreck you and also will keep you moving forward. I can't say much more without telling the complete story because this story really spoke to me. 

If you are looking for a novel that is going to challenge you or one that needs to be on your reading list for 2019, this is your book! I also think this this would be a great book for discussion with a reading group and I would love to see this as book for book clubs. 




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About Jolina:
Jolina PetersheimJolina Petersheim is the highly acclaimed author of The Divide, The Alliance, The Midwife, and The Outcast, which Library Journal called "outstanding . . . fresh and inspirational" in a starred review and named one of the best books of 2013. That book also became an ECPA, CBA, and Amazon bestseller and was featured in Huffington Post's Fall Picks, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and the Tennessean. CBA Retailers + Resources called her second book, The Midwife, "an excellent read [that] will be hard to put down," and Booklist selected The Alliance as one of their Top 10 Inspirational Fiction Titles for 2016. The Alliance was also a finalist for the 2017 Christy Award in the Visionary category. The sequel to The Alliance, The Divide, won the 2018 INSPY Award for Speculative Fiction. Jolina's non-fiction writing has been featured in Reader's Digest, Writer's Digest, Today's Christian Woman, and Proverbs 31 Ministries. She and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage that originated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but they now live in the mountains of Tennessee with their three young daughters. Jolina's fifth novel, How the Light Gets In, a modern retelling of Ruth set in a cranberry bog in Wisconsin, releases March 2019.