Revell Presents Thunder by Bonnie Calhoun

Thunder by Bonnie Calhoun

The Time of Sorrows is long past.
The future of Selah and her people is shrouded in mystery.
And the clock is ticking.

Hidden in the tall grasses along a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city, a hunter crouches. It is the eve of her eighteenth Birth Remembrance and high time she proves to herself and her brothers that she can stand on her own two feet. Selah Rishon Chavez waits not for game but for one of the small boats that occasionally crash against the desolate shoreline. Because inside one of these boats she will find her quarry–a Lander.

These people from an unknown land across the ocean are highly prized by the Company and bring a good price–especially if they keep the markings they arrive with.

Everything falls to pieces when the Lander whom Selah catches is stolen by her brothers, and Selah wakes the next morning to find the Lander’s distinctive mark has appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her–Bodhi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell in the Mountain.

With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of disturbing scientific advances, devious political conspiracy, and survival in a hostile wilderness, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a society more like our own than we may want to admit. From the tension-laced first scene to the captivating last page, Thunder is an epic journey into the heart of humankind that explores how far we are willing to go when we’re pushed to the limit.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bonnie S. Calhoun loves to write, but it doesn’t make her happy unless there are the three Bs: body count, blood, and blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML and website design. Bonnie lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass. But she’d rather buy fish, ready to eat and under plastic, at the grocery store. She shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of whom think she is waitstaff.

To see an exclusive video trailer and to get more information on the Stone Braide Chronicles, go to http://www.BonnieSCalhoun.com.

Litfuse Presents…..The Sea House by Elizabeth Gifford

Litfuse Presents…..

The Sea House 

by Elizabeth Gifford

The Sea House 

Scotland, 1860.

Reverend Alexander Ferguson, naive and newly-ordained, takes up his new parish, a poor, isolated patch on the Hebridean island of Harris. His time on the island will irrevocably change the course of his life, but the white house on the edge of the dunes keeps its silence long after Alexander departs. It will be more than a century before the Sea House reluctantly gives up its secrets. Ruth and Michael buy the grand but dilapidated building and begin to turn it into a home for the family they hope to have. Their dreams are marred by a shocking discovery. The tiny bones of a baby are buried beneath the house; the child’s fragile legs are fused together – a mermaid child. Who buried the bones? And why? Ruth needs to solve the mystery of her new home – but the answers to her questions may lie in her own past.

Based on a real nineteenth-century letter to The Times in which a Scottish clergyman claimed to have seen a mermaid, The Sea House is an epic, sweeping tale of loss and love, hope and redemption, and how we heal ourselves with the stories we tell.

Learn more at Elizabeth’s website.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elisabeth Gifford

Elisabeth Gifford grew up in a vicarage in the industrial Midlands. She studied French literature and world religions at Leeds University. She is the author of “The House of Hope: A Story of God’s Love and Provision for the Abandoned Orphans of China” and has written articles for The Times and the Independent and has a Diploma in Creative Writing from Oxford OUDCE and an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College. She is married with three children. They live in Kingston on Thames but spend as much time as possible in the Hebrides

Revell Presents Breathing Room by Leeana Tankersley

Breathing Room by Leeana Tankersley

INVITATION TO BREATHE

Catastrophe or no catastrophe, if you are unhinged, disoriented, suffocating, or otherwise generally dragging, I’m inviting you to pull up a chair at this table . . .

Breathing Room is a beautiful release of self-condemnation, a discovery of the rest that comes when we offer ourselves some space to breathe. Vulnerable and winsome, Leeana Tankersley shows you how to stop beating yourself up, how to be radically on your own team, and how to truly experience grace. If you’ve been putting on a strong front and yet are secretly coming apart, you’ll find in these pages a trusted friend.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Breathing Room is a really wonderful book for those who find themselves into so many things in life that you just don’t have time to breath! So many women do this, with being a wife, mom, working, volunteering at church and school, its very easy to put your name in too many pots and using up too much time , so that you have no time just for you! I like the way Ms. Tankersley leads us to let go of some of the unnecessary things on our schedule and having time to do things just for ourselves. And she tells it in such a way that you can understand easily what she is trying to teach! If you are one of these ladies, I would encourage you to pick up a copy of this book and read it, study it, and take the advise of this wonderful author!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

MORE PRAISE

 “Leeana says out loud the things we all feel, and she says it with grace and eloquence. Reading these pages is like sitting with a friend.”–Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine

“Leeana refuses to reach for easy answers, instead leading the reader on a journey of accepting our own humanity. Quite simply, this is one of the most thoughtful books I’ve read all year.”–Emily P. Freeman, author of A Million Little Ways

Leeana Tankersley holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She and her Navy SEAL husband, Steve, are currently stationed in San Diego, California, with their three children: Luke, Lane, and Elle. Leeana writes about living from the spacious place on her blog, www.leeanatankersley.com.


Endorsements

“Leeana says out loud the things we all feel, and she says it with grace and eloquence. I’m so thankful for her honesty and her wisdom. Reading these pages is like sitting with a friend, and that’s the best thing I can think of.”

Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine

“A new lyrical voice in a crowded world, Tankersley tells a tale of hope, reality, and everything in between.”

Claire Díaz-Ortiz, author, speaker, and innovator at Twitter, Inc.

“In Breathing Room, Leeana Tankersley speaks the kind of soul language I’m always looking for but rarely find, the kind that comes from thoughtful silence, faithful waiting, and long, dark nights. She refuses to reach for easy answers, instead leading the reader on a journey of accepting our own humanity–to turn toward Christ and grieve fully, celebrate wildly, breathe deeply in his presence–and begin again. Quite simply, this is one of the most thoughtful books I’ve read all year.”

Emily P. Freeman, author of A Million Little Ways

Litfuse Presents …..Keepers of the Covenant by Lynn Austin

Litfuse Presents …..
Keepers of the Covenant  
by Lynn Austin

Keepers of the CovenantKeepers of the Covenant, Book Two in the Restoration Chronicles

The Old Testament Comes to Thrilling Life in the Latest from Lynn Austin

In one life-changing moment, the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon are thrown into confusion and despair when a decree arrives from the king’s palace in Susa. It calls for the annihilation of every Jewish man, woman, and child throughout the empire on the thirteenth day of Adar, in less than one year. Ezra, a quiet Jewish scholar and teacher, is suddenly called upon to lead the community as they seek God for a reason for this catastrophe. When a second decree arrives, authorizing them to fight back, Ezra is thrust into the role of military leader as they defend themselves against their enemies.

When the battles come to an end, Ezra’s brother Jude is dead and Ezra is required by the Law he so diligently studies to marry Jude’s widow, Devorah, and provide an heir. Fatherhood changes Ezra, and he asks God to make a way for him and the other exiles to leave Babylon for good and return to Jerusalem. His prayers are answered and the exiles move to Judea to revitalize worship at the temple–but the fight to keep God’s Law is never easy. As more and more of his community are tempted, a new battle emerges…this one for the survival of God’s covenant and the souls of His chosen faithful.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Lynn’s website

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

For those who think the Old Testament is boring, well, you haven’t read any of Lynn Austin’s Biblical fiction! Keepers of the Covenant will keep you on your toes as you read about this historical story taken from events in the Bible! I was totally consumed as I read each page of this book! To read of the events that took place of the Jews returning to Jerusalem under Ezra’s leadership with thrilling indeed! And the historical facts that took place during that time was amazingly interesting! Even though I have read this story from the Bible, I was so excited to read this same story that author Lynn Austin comes up with through her own research and studying. As I read this book, I couldn’t help but think about how the people lived back then, the personal details of their life, and the life they lived on their journey to Jerusalem. It is so muc

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

h I just can’t begin to explain it all, so you just need to get the book and read it for yourself. You will truly not be disappointed!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bestselling author Lynn Austin has sold more than one million copies of her books worldwide. She is an eight-time Christy Award winner for her historical novels, as well as a popular speaker at retreats and conventions. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and live near Chicago.

CFBA Presents….A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Love Undone

WaterBrook Press (September 9, 2014)

by

Cindy WoodsmallABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written fifteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three Amish fiction writers.

She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest.

(Since that last line sounds sad and bare, I thought I’d add an “epilogue” of sorts. Our two oldest sons are married and live only a couple of miles from my empty nest, and below are my three adorable grandchildren! ♥)

ABOUT THE BOOK

A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.

A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.

How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.

As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God’s guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Love Undone, go HERE.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK!

I am reading this book now…so will post review in a few days….asap!

Revell Presents Prescription for Life by Richard Furman, MD, FACS

Prescription for Life by Richard Furman, MD, FACS

“Dr. Furman lays out a thorough review of the medical literature, written in layman’s terms in such a way that is easily understood. Read it. Apply it. If you are like the majority of Americans, you will become 7-12 years younger physiologically than you presently are chronologically.”– Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and Chairman of the Executive Council of Cressey and Company

Dr. Richard Furman is a vascular surgeon with decades of experience. But his personal journey into living younger longer began with a tight pair of pants. Rather than go up a size, he decided to get back to his ideal weight. He changed how he ate. He began to exercise regularly. He started intensive research into what it takes to prevent the kind of conditions his patients had. What he found changed his life . . . and will change yours.

Do you want to be healthy and active all of your life?

Do you want to enjoy not just long life but quality life?

Do you want to be there–wholly there–for your family and friends?

Aging is inevitable, but heart disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, stroke, erectile dysfunction, and other age- and obesity-related problems are not! Simple, sustainable changes you make today can mean the difference between enjoying time with friends and family, and wasting it in doctors’ offices and hospitals.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When I first looked at this book, I was thinking more of a business type book, but Prescription for Life is so much more. From understanding the aging process, to preventing cancer, to weight loss, eating the right foods and exercising, this book is a wonderful resource for helping you life a healthier life. This book is chunked full of facts with no false gimmicks to trick you into buying a certain brand, or trying this or that diet. I am amazed at what I learned while reading this book! Author Richard Furman does an excellent job of writing a book that will stay on your bookshelf for many years to come.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

OTHER PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK

 “While many respond negatively to the thought of exercising, dieting, and changing their lifestyle, Dr. Furman has managed to take what is threatening and make it thrilling. When you finish this read, you will actually be excited about the possibility of a longer, healthier life.”–from the foreword by Dr. David Jeremiah

Putting his three decades of experience and education to work, vascular surgeon Dr. Richard Furman gives you the strategies you need to live not just longer, but younger. This essential resource to a lifetime of health helps you

· achieve and maintain your ideal weight
· reduce your risk for life-threatening diseases
· make exercise a natural part of your life
· learn what foods to eat and what foods to avoid

Poor health during your “golden years” is not inevitable. It can and should be avoided at all cost. And with Dr. Furman’s expert advice, you’ll be well on your way to living a long, healthy, vibrant life.

Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent over thirty years as a vascular surgeon. He is passionate about helping people prevent the problems that kill over half of all Americans. Furman is past president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse, and is a member of the board of Samaritan’s Purse. He lives in North Carolina.

Author’s proceeds from this book will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse for World Medical Mission to help build housing for doctors serving at mission hospitals abroad.

For more information, please visit http://www.prescriptionforlifeplan.com.

Adventure Bible, NKJV , By Lawrence O. Richards

Adventure Bible, NKJV ,  

By Lawrence O. Richards

New adventure bible

Book Description

The #1 Bible for kids, now available in the New King James Version!

The bestselling Adventure Bible® for children is now available in the modernized but classic text of the New King James Version with full color throughout! Kids will be even more captivated with learning about the Bible and growing in their relationship with God. Along the way they’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Here’s a quick tour through the features:

  • Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
  • People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
  • Let’s Live It!—Hands-on activities help kids apply biblical truths to their life
  • Did You Know?—Interesting facts help kids understand God’s Word
  • Words to Treasure—Great verses to memorize
  • Book introductions, a concordance, and 8 pages of full-color maps
  • Available in Italian Duo-Tone and durable hardcover editions

Recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids!

MY REVIEW OF THIS BIBLE

I really like this awesome Bible for kids!! For me, I think it is so neat that we have Bibles that Kids will love to look at and carry. So much is out there today to distract our kids, it is just awesome to have these wonderful Bibles! This one has a lot of Interesting things that will cause your kids to love reading and study their Bibles. There are colorful pages, hands on activities for kids, and so much more. You just really need to check this Bible out for yourself!!! I have seen this first hand, and I just love, love it!!!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Lawrence O. Richards is currently a full-time author and speaker. He has written over 200 Christian books, including commentaries on every book of the Bible and Zondervan bestselling Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible, which he did with his wife, Sue

Deceived by Irene Hannon from Revell

Deceived

by Irene Hannon

deceived

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A grieving mother. A mysterious child. And a dedicated PI who’s determined to solve the puzzle.

For three years, Kate Marshall has been mourning the loss of her husband and four-year-old son in a boating accident. But when she spots a familiar-looking child on a mall escalator, she’s convinced it’s her son. With police skeptical of her story, she turns to private investigator Connor Sullivan for help. As the former Secret Service agent digs into the case, the boating “accident” begins to look increasingly suspicious. But if Kate’s son is alive, someone is intent on keeping him hidden–and may go to lethal lengths to protect a sinister secret.
As Irene Hannon’s many fans have come to expect, Deceived is filled with complex characters, unexpected twists, and a riveting plotline that accelerates to an explosive finish.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

When Kate heard the blond headed boy at the mall say ‘poppysicle’ she called his name, Kevin. And Kevin looked straight at her, or was it Kevin? But Kevin had been killed three years earlier in a boating accident along with her husband. I felt so bad for Kate. She had finally gotten her life together again, and seeing this little boy who looked so much like her son brings it all back again. Since the local police didn’t find Kate’s story credible, she resorts to big time PI’s at Phoenix, Inc. And Conner Sullivan was the PI who takes her case. Tall, dark and movie star handsome, Conner Sullivan. And Conner actually listened to her, thinking it may be a possibility that this little boy at the mall could be Kate’s son Kevin. But it was a long shot. And as the investigation progresses, so does the attraction between Kate and Conner.

I think that’s enough to tell about this book. I love Irene Hannon, and this is one of her best. I highly recommend this to all of you who enjoy a good on suspense/thriller!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Praise for Irene Hannon’s Private Justice Series

“A home run.”–Library Journal on Trapped

“Spine-tingling.”–Booklist on Trapped

“Just the right amount of suspense, danger, and deception.”–New York Journal of Books on Trapped

“An engaging, satisfying tale.”–Publishers Weekly on Vanished

“A wonderful mix of suspense and romance.”–RT Book Reviews on Vanished

Irene Hannon is the author of more than forty-five novels, including Vanished, Trapped, and the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, two HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, two Reviewers’ Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine, a Retailers’ Choice Award, and a National Readers’ Choice Award. In addition, she is a Christy Award finalist, and Booklist included one of her novels in its “Top 10 Inspirational Fiction” list for 2011. Learn more at http://www.irenehannon.com.

CFBA Presents…..The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead by Diane Noble

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead

David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)

by

Diane Noble

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Award-winning novelist Diane Noble writes stories that tap into the secrets of the heart.

With more than a quarter million books in print, Diane feels incredibly blessed to be doing what she loves best—writing the stories of her heart.

For the last three years Diane has been honored to be lead author for the popular Guideposts series, Mystery and the Minister’s Wife (Through the Fire, Angels Undercover), and has recently returned to writing historical fiction. She recently finished writing book two of her new historical series, The Brides of Gabriel. Book one, The Sister Wife, and book 2, The Betrayal, which are published by Harper Collins/Avon Inspire, are now in bookstores.

Now empty nesters, Diane and her husband live in the Southern California low desert, near a place known for the lush and beautiful gated communities of the rich and famous.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She’s Passionate about Solving the Case … with the Town’s Life-Long Bachelor

El Littllefield runs The Butler Did It catering. It’s the perfect cover for her to solve “who-done-its” (nothing too dangerous, please!) in this small university town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While catering her most important event yet—a fancy retirement dinner for Dr. Max Haverhill, life-long bachelor and history dean—countless guests fall ill, a 200 year-old relic is stolen, and her best friend vanishes. All in the first hour.

As El and Max race to solve the mystery, they discover there’s more to their relationship than simply solving the case. Welcome to Eden’s Bridge—the perfect small town setting for big intrigue, romance, and humor.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead, go HERE

This book was so much fun to read!! With cozy mystery, and entertaining throughout, It was one of the best relaxing books I’ve read in a while! I love all kinds of fiction, and when I come upon one like this, it makes me smile!! This is one you don’t want to miss!

Revell Presents The Stress Cure by Linda Evans Shepherd

The Stress Cure

“Linda brilliantly and biblically shines the light on exchanging the crippling and unwanted stresses of life for the promised gift of peace. Packed with prayer and promises, this book will free you to experience the power of God’s peace.”–Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Unglued and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

We live in a world filled to the brim with advice, and when it comes to dealing with stress, there’s plenty of advice to go around. Sleep more, eat better, avoid this, seek out that. But more ideas about how to cope are not necessarily what we need if we’re stressed and anxious.

What we need is a cure.

The true remedy to stress, Linda Evans Shepherd says, is prayer. In this inspiring book, she shows you how to recognize God’s continual presence in your life and yield your troubles to the Prince of Peace. Through captivating stories, explorations of fascinating biblical characters, and examples of deeper-than-ever prayers, she brings within your grasp the peace that passes understanding. If you are overwhelmed by all of the urgent demands on your time, this book offers you a lifeline to true peace.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Stress seems to be a way of life, because at one time or another, we all have stressful situations in our lives. Linda Evans Shepherd’s book “Stress Cure” can help you deal with your stress by praying you way through the tough times. There are so many truths in this book, and many of them are pretty simple things to do, but for me, I’ve just not thought of them the way Ms. Shepherd discusses these things in her book. Some of the techniques are neat, and can really help when you are so stressed out. I like the was Ms. Shepherd formatted to book to make it easier too read and understand, listing the different feeling and difficulties we may have. I highly recommend this book to all ladies, because lets face it ladies, we all face difficulties and stressful situations.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author, a popular speaker, and a radio personality. The president of Right to the Heart Ministries, she is the author of When You Don’t Know What to Pray and Experiencing God’s Presence. She and her husband live in Colorado. Learn more at http://www.stressprayers.com.

NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women Insights for Everyday Life, By Edited by Lysa TerKeurst

NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women   

Insights for Everyday Life, By Edited by Lysa TerKeurst

NIV Real Life BIble for Women

Book Description

You spilled coffee on your shirt before walking out the door. Ran late to your appointment. Snapped at your children, then regretted it all day. And spent an hour at the grocery store with no dinner on the table to show for your efforts. A typical day has come and gone. Life is full of obligations, emotions, and relationships. Some are life-giving, yet sometimes the weight and responsibility of everyday life is heavy to bear. As wives, mothers, friends, and daughters, we need to know we’re not alone. We long for someone who understands—someone to help us find perspective. When our days are long, and our nights are restless, it’s easy to think we should be able to handle things on our own. Or that no one struggles like we do. And that’s when we need a friend … to encourage us, to understand us, and help us become the woman God wants us to be. You’ll find that friend on the pages of the NIV Real-Life Devotional Bible for Women. Filled with insightful daily devotions written by Lysa TerKeurst and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries, the devotions in this Bible will meet you right where you are, in the good days and in the hard days, in the car pool line or the doctor’s office. With God’s truth as the foundation, this Bible will help you maintain a peace-filled place of balance in spite of your life’s hectic pace. Features: The beauty and clarity of the New International Version (NIV) Bible, 366 daily devotions from the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries inspire you to live authentically as a woman of God, Author biographies, and a helpful subject Index.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is the most beautiful Bible inside and out! I love the color, the cover, the inside, and all of the study tools and study notes that are added for us ladies! Lysa TerKeurst has always been a favorite teacher of mine, well at least she has for a number of years. And having a Bible edited by her is an honor! This is just the Bible for busy women today! Ms. TerKeurst  and the women at Proverbs 31 Ministries have given us 366 daily devotions with Scripture verses that go along with the devotions. There is one for each day of the year, and I am glad they are not numbered because you can really start any you want and go straight through the book.

I highly recommend this really awesome Bible in its beautiful color. You will be blessed each day by the talented writings of these Godly ladies. I was given this Bible by BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The review here is  my own opinion.

About the Editor

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and national speaker who helps everyday women live an adventure of faith. She is the author of 15 books and the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, where she and her team encourage over 500,000 women worldwide through their daily online devotional. Her remarkable life story has captured audiences across America, including appearances on Oprah and Good Morning America. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and five children.

NIV Real Life BIble for Women

Litfuse Presents…..Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories || Magnificent Tale Collection

Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories

|| Magnificent Tale Collection

Treasury of Bible StoriesMagnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories || Magnificent Tale Collection (David C. Cook, September 2014)

Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.

Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful collection of Magnificent Tales is perfect for reading out loud. As families read these stories night after night, they will make memories together while learning about the Bible.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Kelly’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This is a beautiful book of Bible stories inside and out. IMagnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories  is written for the young children to understand, and the illustrations are awesome because they go so well with the story! I love telling the story in rhymes, because it easily captures the attention of little ones! I enjoy reading stories to children, and this is a new favorite for me to read! And I am happy to add this Bible story book to my library!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Pulley

Kelly Pulley works from his middle Tennessee home writing and illustrating children’s picture books, most recently “Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn” and “The Cycling Wangdoos.” He is best known for illustrating dozens of books in the Beginner’s Bible series, including “The Beginner’s Bible” (over 1.25 million copies sold).

Part of the Magnificent Tales series, Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times will delight children ages 4–8 with rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.



Enter the Rhythmical Rhymes Kindle Giveaway 9/15 – 10/12.

Treasury of Bible Stories Kelly Pulley

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 12th. Winner will be announced October 13th at Kelly’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Kelly’s blog on the 13th to see if you won!

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV By John C. Maxwell (General Editor)

The Maxwell Leadership Bible, NIV

By John C. Maxwell (General Editor)
Published by Thomas Nelson

The Maxwell Leadership Bible

ABOUT THIS BIBLE

The Leadership expert, John Maxwell, provides an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership, directly connected to the Bible. Now for the first time, the content of The Maxwell Leadership Bible is paired with the bestselling New International Version.

Features include:

  • Complete NIV Bible text and translators’ notes
  • Book introductions
  • Articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader
  • Notes throughout the Bible that connect with the Laws and Qualities
  • Indexes to the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a Leader

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is yet another Bible that BookLook Bloggers have been showing for the past month or so. This one is the Maxwell Leadership Bible. I know a lot of people who really enjoy the teachings of John Maxwell, so this Bible will be one that they will sure enjoy. This copy is hardcover, it is green and white and very attractive to look at. It is the NIV, which I enjoy reading.

The one difference in this Bible is that John Maxwell provides an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership, and all of the study tools in this Bible deal with leadership. I found the articles describing the 21 Laws of Leadership and the 21 Qualities of a leader to be interesting. Even though I have read these many times, having the altogether makes the verses come to life more. For those who are in a leadership position at your church, this is an awesome Bible for you to have. You will have everything you need right at your fingertips with all of the information throughout this Bible. I encourage you to pick up a copy for yourself.

I rec’d a copy of this Bible to read and review for BookLook Bloggers. The opinions here are mine only. I was not required to write a positive review.

Litfuse Presents…Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Litfuse Presents…

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Christmas at Rose Hill FarmChristmas at Rose Hill Farm || (Revell Books, September 2014)

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn’t who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It’s time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy’s cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos’s wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can’t forget Billy.

When a “lost” rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That’s his plan. The only catch is that he’s having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can’t get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind.

As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy–and Amos, too–that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Suzanne’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I so much enjoyed being back at Rose Hill and visiting all of the special characters there again! I love Christmas stories and I love Amish, and well, I love Suzanne Wood’s Fisher books, so I was in awe with this one! Rose Hill Farm is the home of a mysterious Rose. A rose that no one seems to know where it came from. When Billy Lapp comes back to see the Rose that everyone is talking about, he meets up with Bess again, and Billy begins to wonder if the feeling he and Bess have fore each other are still there. I really enjoyed following these two and the other characters at the Rose farm in this wonderful and heartwarming Christmas story. And did they ever find out about this mysterious rose? Well, read the book and find out! You will be amazed and entertained!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

CFBA Presents Hidden in the Stars by Robin Carrol

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hidden in the Stars

Abingdon Press (September 16, 2014)

by

Robin Caroll

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?

ABOUT THE BOOK

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. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.

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 hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden in the Stars, go HERE.

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women, Published by Zondervan

NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women

Once a Day Bible for Women

Book Description

With this NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women, you can read through the Bible in a year… or at your own pace. Now you can practice the spiritual discipline of daily Bible reading at your own pace. Want a reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year? You got it—and check boxes too. Don’t want the guilt of falling behind in your daily reading? You won’t—each daily reading is numbered, not dated, allowing the flexibility you need as you strive to engage God’s Word every day. Looking for a Bible with insights about what you as a woman most need to hear? These are included as well in the intuitive, hopeful devotional thoughts located at the end of each daily reading. The NIV Once-A-Day Bible for Women organizes the clear, accessible New International Version Bible into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a Psalm or a Proverb, followed by an encouraging devotional thought specifically written for women.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BIBLE

This is a really neat Bible! It has a daily Bible reading plan already mapped out for you. If you have been wanting to read through the Bible in a year, this would be an awesome way to do it. Each day it has verses/chapters already and each day’s reading includes a portion of Scripture from the Old Testament, the New Testament, and a Psalm or a Proverb. I like this because sometimes when we are reading parts of the Old Testament, we can loose sight of what we are reading, and with the Scriptures from the others parts of the Bible, this helps to stay focused on reading and what we are reading. This Pink Bible is especially for Women, and I enjoy having a pretty pink Bible to read and enjoy. Not that the color makes any difference, but its just nice. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this neat read-through-the-Bible to see what it is like for yourself!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

NIV First-Century Study Bible Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context

NIV First-Century Study Bible

Explore Scripture in Its Jewish and Early Christian Context

NIV First Centry Bible

 

The NIV First-Century Study Bible has a beautiful cover and is very attractive sitting on the shelves of stores everywhere! I thought this would be a really neat study Bible since it focuses exploring Scripture in its Jewish and early Christian context, but some of the notes, I’m just not sure about. There are a lot of interesting study tools in this Bible, the maps would be very helpful in studying the Early First-Centry, and I really enjoyed the pictures and drawings throughout. But I am just not sure this would be a Bible that I would use in my studies. But each person really needs to make the decision for themselves, so pick up a copy for yourself and see what you think!

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK!

I like the cover of this NIV Bible, but there are some notes that I don’t really feel they are accurate, or at least those involved in the note here doesn’t explain some of the Scripture very thorough. And apparently this is a newer NIV that the original NIV that came out years ago, and I am not sure I like this newer one. But I do like the pictures throughout the Bible and the nice maps are a good study aid. I say for each person who think this may be a Bible that you would like, to pick up a copy and see for yourself if this will work for you!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

 

 

 

Revell Presents Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz

Revell Presents 

Love’s Fortune by Laura Frantz

Loves Fortune

Sheltered since birth at her Kentucky home, Rowena Ballantyne has heard only whispered rumors of her grandfather Silas’s vast fortune and grand manor in Pennsylvania. When her father receives a rare letter summoning him to New Hope, Rowena makes the journey with him and quickly finds herself in a whole new world–filled with family members she’s never met, dances she’s never learned, and a new side to the father she thought she knew. As she struggles to fit in during their extended stay, she finds a friend in James Sackett, the most valued steamship pilot of the Ballantynes’ shipping line. Even with his help, Rowena feels she may never be comfortable in high society. Will she go her own way . . . to her peril?

With her signature attention to historical detail, Laura Frantz brings 1850s Pennsylvania alive with a tender story of loss, love, and loyalty. Fans will cheer for this final installment of the Ballatyne saga.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Laura Frantz has a special way of bringing historical fiction to life with her vivid details of everything history in her books. Set in Pennsylvania in the 1850’s, Love’s Fortune is another amazing and wonderful story brought to readers from this very talented author. When Wren’s father takes her to Pennsylvania to her grandfathers manor, she wasn’t expecting the life she was about to live. Being a country girl, she wasn’t use to the high society with all of its thrills and frills. What an amazing coming out bash with James Sacket as her hot and handsome escort. But things changed and Wren found herself in difficult situations with important life changing decisions she needs to make. This book is so chunked full of fun and excitement you won’t be putting it down once you start. If you enjoy historical fiction, this book is a must!!

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


Endorsements

“Laura Frantz surely dances when she writes: the words sweep across the page with a gentle rhythm and a sure step. Her characters in Love’s Fortune are sympathetic yet flawed, making them oh-so-easy to care for, ache for, cheer for. Her historical details are well chosen, and her sense of time and place rings true. Above all, it’s Wren’s journey that engages our hearts and makes the pages turn. Well done, lass!”

Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Mine Is the Night


The Author

Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman’s Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, and The Colonel’s Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

Litfuse Presents Joyful by Shelley Shepard Gray

Litfuse Presents 

Joyful

by Shelley Shepard Gray

JoyfulJoyful || Return to Sugarcreek series

A young Amish couple gets a second chance at love in New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final book in her Return to Sugarcreek series.

Randall Beiler is doing his best to put his family and the farm’s needs first, even forsaking love. But though he tries, Randall knows he needs help caring for his younger siblings and keeping the house together.

When his brother offers pretty Elizabeth Nolt a job taking care of the house and cooking for the family, Randall is furious—and guilty about the way he once broke Elizabeth’s heart. But when he learns that Elizabeth and her grandmother are struggling to make ends meet, he knows the offer, no matter how painful, is the right thing for everyone.

Elizabeth wants to refuse—to stay far away from the man who hurt her—but she needs the money. Though she vows to protect her heart, spending time in the Beiler household makes Elizabeth realize that, while she’s older and wiser, her love for Randall still burns strong.

Randal, too, seems to want something more. But does he want Elizabeth because he truly loves her—or because he needs a housekeeper? If Randall sincerely wants something more, he must find a way to show Elizabeth—or risk losing his chance at love forever.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Shelley’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I enjoyed a trip back to Sugarcreek and the friends I had there! Randall Beiler and Elizabeth Hold would sure get married because they have been dating for so long. But Randall decides he needs to take better care of his family instead of starting a new family. But Elizabeth just didn’t understand. When Randall’s brothers decide to hire Elizabeth to cook and clean house for the family, these two young people were thrown together again, but could they spend so much time together now that they were no long an item?

Another special and wonderful story about our favorite Sugarcreek family! I loved it all. The tension between Elizabeth and Randall, Randall’s family trying to do something to make sure their brother didn’t have to cook for them, and the attraction that was surely there between these two! What will become of them?

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Shelley Shepard Gray

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Litfuse Presents….Tried and True by Mary Connealy

Litfuse Presents….

Tried and True

by Mary Connealy

Tried and TrueTried and True, Book One in the Wilde at Heart series.

Saddle up for a wildly fun ride with the Wilde sisters!

Kylie Wilde is the youngest sister–and the most civilized. Her older sisters might be happy dressing in trousers and posing as men, but Kylie has grown her hair long and wears skirts every chance she gets. It’s a risk–they are homesteading using the special exemptions they earned serving in the Civil War as “boys”–but Kylie plans to make the most of the years before she can sell her property and return to the luxuries of life back East.

Local land agent Aaron Masterson is fascinated with Kylie from the moment her long hair falls from her cap. But now that he knows her secret, can he in good conscience defraud the U.S. government? And when someone tries to force Kylie off her land, does he have any hope of convincing her that marrying him and settling on the frontier is the better option for her future?

Learn more and purchase a copy at Mary’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Three sisters are trying to make their father happy and claim land out west, land that their dad wants. So they all dress in britches, make themselves look and act like men, and they have been doing a pretty good job of it. And the neat thing is, they all served in the Civil War as boys, and never got caught. But when Land agent Aaron Masterson crosses paths with Kylie Wilde, her secret it out. No way was she going to fool Masterson! Which means she will have to give up her land, because women can’t claim land! But Masterson didn’t realize the can or worms he has opened with his discovery. Ms. Wilde doesn’t give in easily!

Mary Connealy writes such enjoyable books! Tried and True is a really interesting and entertaining story. I love the realistic characters and the humor throughout the book. The three young ladies were adorable, and anyone reading this book will want to find out what happens to them!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy writes fun and lively “romantic comedy with cowboys” for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Kincaid Brides, Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie’s Daughters series, and she has been a finalist for a Rita and Christy Award and a two time winner of the Carol Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

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