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by David Wolstenholm (Goodreads Author)
Giveaway dates: Mar 15 - May 28, 20131 copy available, 294 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Objection! Overruled! (Or, Two Lawyers Have a Little Chat about God and Hell)
by Steve Baughman, Ellsworth McMeen (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 30, 2013Objection! Overruled! (Or, Two Lawyers Have a Little "Chat" about God and Hell) [BookLocker.com, Inc.] – Steve Baughman and Ellsworth McMeen
A must-rea…more[close] Objection! Overruled! (Or, Two Lawyers Have a Little "Chat" about God and Hell) [BookLocker.com, Inc.] – Steve Baughman and Ellsworth McMeenView Details »
A must-read on the Christian faith! Not a dry dissertation, but a vigorous and immensely entertaining 21st Century “chat” between two insightful lawyers and authors, Steve Baughman and Ellsworth (“El”) McMeen. El is a Christian; Steve is an atheist. The result is passionate, yet humorous, provocative, yet heartfelt. The conversation ranges from hell to emoticons, from philosophical matters to the movie "Ghostbusters."
Reviewers have called this book "a great boxing match" and "a wild ride," and cited the "extraordinary privilege to be allowed to listen in on this conversation of hearts and heads."
You'll be chuckling while you ponder deep spiritual matters in this engrossing dialogue.
This vivid book also lends itself to Bible studies, and to studies in Christian apologetics, philosophy, and law.
A free excerpt can be found here:
http://assets.booklocker.com/pdfs/682... [close]Giveaway dates: May 10 - May 29, 20135 copies available, 111 people requestingCountries available: US
Not by Sight (Ozark Mountain Trilogy, #1)
by Kathy Herman
Release date: May 01, 2013WIN A FREE COPY OF A NEWLY RELEASED BOOK FROM SUSPENSE CHRISTIAN AUTHOR KATHY HERMAN!
An exciting new suspense series - The Ozark Mountain Trilogy - be…more[close] WIN A FREE COPY OF A NEWLY RELEASED BOOK FROM SUSPENSE CHRISTIAN AUTHOR KATHY HERMAN!View Details »
An exciting new suspense series - The Ozark Mountain Trilogy - begins with Not By Sight, the story of a missing father and daughter and the girl determined to uncover what happened to them. Deep in the Ozarks, sixteen-year-old Abby Cummings spies a girl who looks like her sister, who disappeared with their father years ago. She confides in a friend and the search is on!
Herman pens masterful suspense with spiritual truth intricately woven throughout. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 30 - May 30, 201310 copies available, 406 people requestingCountries available: US
Reign: The Chronicles Of Queen Jezebel (Lost Loves of the Bible #3)
by Ginger Garrett (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2013WIN A FREE COPY OF REIGN: THE CHRONICLES OF QUEEN JEZEBEL!
From critically acclaimed author Ginger Garret comes a compelling portrait of one of the mos…more[close] WIN A FREE COPY OF REIGN: THE CHRONICLES OF QUEEN JEZEBEL!View Details »
From critically acclaimed author Ginger Garret comes a compelling portrait of one of the most notorious women of the Old Testament, Jezebel.
Reign is faithful to the biblical account, with startling evidence uncovered by archeologists woven into the story. From her marriage to Ahab until her death, Jezebel’s heart is unveiled—a heart capable of passion and pain, love and hate. Captivating storytelling reveals another side to a familiar story as Jezebel maneuvers through heated palace politics, pitting the goddess Asherah against Obadiah’s God, Yahweh. And it may cost her everything.
Part Three of The Lost Loves of the Bible fiction series is ideally suited for historical fiction fans and anyone fascinated by the lives of biblical women. It’s as haunting as it is relevant—the story of a woman forced to choose between love and vengeance.
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by Kathryn Judson (Goodreads Author)
When two girls find a stray dog and decide to adopt her, they run into problems. First of all, the dog likes Morgan best - but Morgan's mom hates dogs…more[close] When two girls find a stray dog and decide to adopt her, they run into problems. First of all, the dog likes Morgan best - but Morgan's mom hates dogs. For another thing, this dog really is Trouble with a capital T. Or is she? Accidental time travel can be fun, right?View Details »
Published October 19, 2011.
[close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - May 30, 20133 copies available, 184 people requestingCountries available: US and GB
The Wishing Well Curse
by Lynn Donovan (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2013Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job....
When a mysterious letter comes from a law fir…more[close] Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job....View Details »
When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed?
Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself?
What about the Ghosts?
...And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well? [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - May 31, 20133 copies available, 625 people requestingCountries available: US
At the End of Our Journey
by Jack R. East Jr. (Goodreads Author)
This is the story of the life and Christian faith of Jack R. East, Jr. and of two powerful dreams he received after fifty-five years of following his…more[close] This is the story of the life and Christian faith of Jack R. East, Jr. and of two powerful dreams he received after fifty-five years of following his faith. The dreams confirmed in living color, surround sound, high definition, and on the big screen everything his faith has taught him,View Details »
The two incredible dreams were a complete confirmation of all the teachings of the Christian faith. The dreams allowed Jack to personally experience what waits for him and others at the end of their journey of faith. He has been truly blessed by God to have had the dreams, and he has been compelled to share the dreams by writing this book.
To learn more about the Jack and his book, check out his website at:
www.attheendofourjourney.com [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 18 - May 31, 201320 copies available, 240 people requestingCountries available: US
In the Window Room (The Histories of Earth, #1)
by Steven J. Carroll (Goodreads Author)
Middle-Grade fantasy! For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia.
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In the Window Room is story about a young girl, Delan…more[close] Autographed CopyView Details »
Middle-Grade fantasy! For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia.
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In the Window Room is story about a young girl, Delany Calbefur, who's caused some trouble one fall, while she attended the Mayfield School for Girls. And she, as a punishment then, is forced to leave the dormitory, and is made to stay by herself in an old abandoned home on the outskirts of the school grounds. It is "...the sort of place with covered furniture, and rooms leading to other unexpected rooms."
But once she arrives there, Delany quickly finds that she is not alone in that strange house, and she also discovers a secret room, through a hidden passageway, a wonderful place she decides to call "the window room". This story is about the dangerous and mysterious adventures she found there. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 22 - May 31, 20131 copy available, 456 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Shadows of Truth
by Angie Robinson (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Mar 08, 2013Drea Hartman lives a fairy tale life as a suburban mom and Bible study teacher until repressed memories surface, and her life unravels into a nightmar…more[close] Drea Hartman lives a fairy tale life as a suburban mom and Bible study teacher until repressed memories surface, and her life unravels into a nightmare of rage, revenge, and long-forgotten secrets. Her search for answers and justice wreaks havoc on her marriage, threatens her faith, and tests her inner strength as she teams up with John Coleman, a grizzly older cop who mysteriously knows more about her history than she does. Plunging into a downward spiral as each piece of the puzzle emerges from the darkness, she struggles to accept that she is experiencing PTSD, especially as her closest allies minimize her trauma. Filled with rage and repulsion, she heads toward self destruction.View Details »
She is caught between a desperate pursuit of truth and the desire to put everything behind her and move on. Must she forgive in order to forget? [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - May 31, 20138 copies available, 204 people requestingCountries available: US
Defending the Faith: Apologetics in Women's Ministry
by Mary Jo Sharp
Release date: Jan 01, 2013Women want answers! A busy twenty-first century woman who has not taken the time to think through exactly what she believes about God, even why she be…more[close] Women want answers! A busy twenty-first century woman who has not taken the time to think through exactly what she believes about God, even why she believes in God, tends to live as a practical atheist. Today's Christian woman needs the transformation that having a reasoned belief in the reality of God's existence can bring, the intellectual confidence that will empower her to speak boldly on faith issues, with love and self-control.View Details »
It's not that women need different or special apologetics arguments; they simply need to be encouraged and instructed in the importance of apologetics in their daily lives. Women who are exposed to apologetics find themselves energized and excited about sharing their faith with family, friends, and coworkers.
Popular apologist Mary Jo Sharp issues a personal challenge for sisters in Christ to approach their faith on an intellectual level, along with a compelling call for women's ministries to help women love God with their minds by incorporating apologetics into their programs. [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - May 31, 201310 copies available, 166 people requestingCountries available: US
Unveiling (Secrets of the Son, #2)
by Willard N. Carpenter
Release date: Apr 23, 2013'Unveiling' book II of the Series 'Secrets of the Son'
Mary is within her first year of marriage to Samuel who had returned home to their Amish communi…more[close] 'Unveiling' book II of the Series 'Secrets of the Son'View Details »
Mary is within her first year of marriage to Samuel who had returned home to their Amish community of Honeybrook, a year earlier, carrying with him secrets of a life time amongst the English. Pregnant and looking forwrd to the birth of their first child, she arrives home with her family on the last Sunday of January 2002, and collapses from a stroke. Upon awakening that following Monday, she finds herself being attended to in a military hospital far and away from her quiet community. Samuel by her side, Mary begins to find light in the darkness of her illness in the unveiling of Samuel's past, thus beginning her journey into the world of the English and Samuel's 25 years. [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - May 31, 20133 copies available, 172 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story
by Dee Henderson
Release date: May 01, 2013It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley.
The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surg…more[close] It's a summer of change for Jennifer O'Malley.View Details »
The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, Texas, and meeting and falling in love with surgeon Tom Peterson is adding a rich layer to her life. She's sorting out how to introduce Tom to her family--she's the youngest of seven--and thinking about marriage.
She's falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested, and in a way she didn't expect. The results will soon transform her entire family. [close]Giveaway dates: May 08 - May 31, 201320 copies available, 516 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Adoring Addie (The Courtships of Lancaster County #2)
by Leslie Gould (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2013Not Since Romeo and Juliet Has a Couple Faced Odds This Long
The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember…more[close] Not Since Romeo and Juliet Has a Couple Faced Odds This LongView Details »
The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember. Things had cooled to a simmer...until Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher.
Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families...but that means digging into the past to see what tore them apart. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness? [close]Giveaway dates: May 08 - May 31, 201320 copies available, 317 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
Undeniably Yours (A Porter Family #1)
by Becky Wade (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 01, 2013When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The l…more[close] When Meg Cole's father dies unexpectedly, she's forced to return home to Texas and to Whispering Creek Ranch to take up the reins of his empire. The last thing she has the patience or the sanity to deal with? Her father's Thoroughbred racehorse farm. She gives its manager, Bo Porter, six months to close the place down.View Details »
Bo knows he ought to resent the woman who's determined to take from him the only job he ever wanted. But instead of anger, Meg evokes within him a profound desire to protect. The more time he spends with her, the more he longs to overcome every obstacle that separates them and earn her love.
Just when Meg realizes she can no longer deny the depth of her feelings for Bo, their fragile bond is broken by a force from Meg's past. Can their relationship--and their belief that God can work through every circumstance--survive? [close]Giveaway dates: May 08 - May 31, 201320 copies available, 512 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by Ann Tatlock
Release date: May 01, 2013Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and Prohibition
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931,…more[close] Stunning coming-of-age drama set during the Great Depression and ProhibitionView Details »
When Eve Marryat's father is laid off from the Ford Motor Company in 1931, he is forced to support his family by leaving St. Paul, Minnesota, and moving back to his Ohio roots. Eve's uncle Cyrus has invited the family to live and work at his Marryat Island Ballroom and Lodge.
Eve can't wait to leave St. Paul, a notorious haven for gangsters. At seventeen, she considers her family to be "good people," not lawbreakers like so many in her neighborhood. Thrilled to be moving to a "safe haven," Eve soon forms an unlikely friendship with a strange young man named Link, blissfully unaware that her uncle's lodge is anything but what it seems.
When the reality of her situation finally becomes clear, Eve is faced with a dilemma. Does she dare risk everything by exposing the man whose love and generosity is keeping her family from ruin? And when things turn dangerous, can she trust Link in spite of appearances? [close]Giveaway dates: May 08 - May 31, 201320 copies available, 624 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB
by Yvonne von Innes (Goodreads Author)
Angel’s Breath is a contemporary vampire fiction in which the supernatural is symbolic of the human struggle to persevere over handicaps, addictions,…more[close] Angel’s Breath is a contemporary vampire fiction in which the supernatural is symbolic of the human struggle to persevere over handicaps, addictions, and self-centeredness.View Details »
A year shy of graduation, Brean finds himself on a new university campus. Transferring at his uncle’s request, he plans out his promising future. Brean is grateful for his uncle’s sponsorship and determined to develop his academic skills to the best of his abilities. In the process of proving his worth, Brean encounters a slave-driving professor and an enchanting young woman. The two open a door to his obscured ancestry and set him on a course, in which he has to reconsider his plans and the use of his talents. Pulled in various directions, the choice is still his to make. It will require all his strength, sacrifice and the devotion of those he loves. [close]
Priceless Stones: 42 Days of Hebrew Promises for Kingdom Living
by James Revoir (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Feb 19, 2013The culmination of over two years of intensive study, Priceless Stones beautifully merges the best of two worlds—academic scholarship and gut-level pr…more[close] The culmination of over two years of intensive study, Priceless Stones beautifully merges the best of two worlds—academic scholarship and gut-level practicality. Citing two-hundred forty endnotes drawn from over fifty academic sources, Priceless Stones carries textbook-level credibility and invites the reader to pursue further research. At the same time, the language of Priceless Stones remains easily accessible to a wide spectrum of readers of all backgrounds. Uncommonly transparent, each page of Priceless Stones throws a window wide open into the life and heart of the author—incorporating into the narrative his personal successes as well as his failures.View Details »
Each daily message highlights one Old Testament verse or brief passage and focuses on one or more key words from the text of the Hebrew—the language in which the Old Testament was originally written. While drawing from Old Testament Scriptures, Priceless Stones is written through the prism of New Testament Christianity and the finished work of redemption which was accomplished through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Each daily encouragement is reinforced by a concluding declaration and prayer. As an added bonus, appendices at the end of the book include a Scripture index and both Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew glossaries.
Prior to publication, Priceless Stones had already proven to be ideal for both individual and group study. Far from having a dogmatic tone, it is an encouraging volume, absolutely brimming over with a level of inspiration which lifts the reader above his or her present circumstances. It is the passion of the author to invite the reader to not only be acquainted with, but to personally experience, the amazing, incomprehensible, boundless love of God and to radically encounter Him on a deeply intimate level to such an extent that the reader is never the same again. [close]
A Simple Song
by Melody Carlson
Release date: Jun 01, 2013Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her strict Amish parents view her singing as vain. Still, Katrina’s best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina is good…more[close] Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her strict Amish parents view her singing as vain. Still, Katrina’s best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina is good enough to try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina has a good voice, but really—try out for a TV show? Her parents would probably disown her!View Details »
But when her family faces a crisis, it seems to Katrina that the competition might be the way to get the money needed to cover the emergency expenses.
How will Katrina handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world? Is she truly good enough to win? Will her parents ever forgive her? And will she be accepted back into her community when it’s all over? [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - Jun 01, 20135 copies available, 568 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Slow Moon Rising
by Eva Marie Everson
Release date: Jun 01, 2013One family, one secret—and one chance to make it right
The beautiful Claybourne home on Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release.…more[close] One family, one secret—and one chance to make it rightView Details »
The beautiful Claybourne home on Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release. Each member of the family has turned there in times of confusion, loss, and hurt, only to feel their spirits renewed and their hearts restored.
But Cedar Key might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within.
Join the five Claybourne women—Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami—as they search the past and confront the truth. Their unique paths will lead them through heartbreak, misunderstandings, and pain. But their journeys will also bring reconciliation with each other and the precious renewal of love in their own lives.
In her lyrical, evocative fashion, Eva Marie Everson weaves a tapestry of complicated relationships that, when complete, reveals the most beautiful work of art there is—family. [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - Jun 01, 20135 copies available, 342 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Touching Heaven: Real Stories of Children, Life, and Eternity
by Leanne Hadley
Release date: Jun 01, 2013Through the eyes of a child, we see glimpses of heaven
Children have always been close to the heart of God. And sometimes, even in the most heartbreaki…more[close] Through the eyes of a child, we see glimpses of heavenView Details »
Children have always been close to the heart of God. And sometimes, even in the most heartbreaking circumstances, they show us how close God is every day.
Children’s minister and former children’s hospital chaplain Leanne Hadley has been ministering to hurting children for years. In Touching Heaven, she recounts the poignant stories and simple faith of the remarkable children she has been privileged to serve. With humor and tenderness, she offers their inspiring testimonies of encounters with God, Jesus, and angels, showing us that God is present in our lives—even as earthly life is ending.
If you’ve lost a child or another loved one, or if you are supporting a dying person along their journey, you will find in these stories comfort, inspiration, and hope of everlasting life.
“In this book of prodigious beauty and power, richer for each rereading, Leanne Hadley has once again proved her contention that children are spiritual beings bearing gifts of tremendous power and theological insight. These humane, harrowing, haunting, hair-raising stories will rock your world. I know I will never be the same again after reading Touching Heaven.”—Leonard Sweet, bestselling author, professor at Drew University and George Fox University, and chief contributor to Sermons.com [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - Jun 01, 20135 copies available, 264 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
That Certain Summer
by Irene Hannon (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 01, 2013Two very different sisters . . . an unexpected homecoming . . . one unforgettable summer
Karen and Val are family—yet they’re anything but close. Karen…more[close] Two very different sisters . . . an unexpected homecoming . . . one unforgettable summerView Details »
Karen and Val are family—yet they’re anything but close. Karen has carried the burden of responsibility for her aging mother ever since her sister left town years ago to pursue a career in theater. But Val had other reasons for moving away—as well as a secret to keep—and coming home has never been an option . . . until their mother suffers a stroke.
Reunited in their hometown, Karen and Val must grapple with past mistakes as they care for their ailing mother. When two handsome men enter the picture, the summer takes on a surprising new dimension. As their lives intersect, can each of them learn how to forgive, let go, and move on? And strengthened by the healing power of faith, might they also find the courage to love?
With her trademark compelling characters and heartwarming hope, award-winning author Irene Hannon pens an inspiring true-to-life tale of complex relationships, the search for forgiveness, and the life-changing process of finding love.
“Whether it’s a fast-paced suspense or a contemporary [romance], fans can’t get enough of Hannon’s uplifting stories.”—RT Book Reviews [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - Jun 01, 20135 copies available, 571 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Praying God's Word for Your Life
by Kathi Lipp (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 01, 2013You pray for others—but are you forgetting to pray for yourself?
Many of us find it easy to pray for the concerns and well-being of others. But when it…more[close] You pray for others—but are you forgetting to pray for yourself?View Details »
Many of us find it easy to pray for the concerns and well-being of others. But when it comes to praying for ourselves, we may wonder, Should I pray for my own needs? Are any prayers too big or too small? Are my prayers selfish? Does praying really make a difference?
Praying God’s Word for Your Life gives women the direction and Scripture we need to bring purpose and power to our prayers. In her warm, approachable style, Kathi Lipp shares more than one hundred specific prayers for our lives, relationships, worries, mistakes, faith, and more. The simple strategies Kathi reveals will help each of us create a habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency, and expectation.
“Kathi Lipp takes us on a life-changing journey to pray God’s Word over our lives. I love her practical steps and insights on how to make this a part of our daily routine. Highly recommended.”—Linda Evans Shepherd, bestselling author of When You Don’t Know What to Pray
“May this book be another tool that sends you to your knees, seeking God in the way he has always been found.”—from the foreword by Jen Hatmaker, bestselling author of 7: An Experimental Mutiny against Excess [close]Giveaway dates: May 01 - Jun 01, 20135 copies available, 259 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Shattered Rose (Winsor #1)
by T.L. Gray (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 15, 2013A Contemporary Inspiration Romance:
When obsession and love blend, and darkness consumes the mind and spirit, is it even possible to recognize the ligh…more[close] A Contemporary Inspiration Romance:View Details »
When obsession and love blend, and darkness consumes the mind and spirit, is it even possible to recognize the light?
Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, nineteen-year-old Avery Nichols embarks on a journey of love, loss and recognition that perfection is often an illusion. She gives all she has to the one man who cannot love her back, but still refuses let her go. Now another fights to give her everything she doesn’t believe she deserves.
It is the beginning of her sophomore year at Winsor University, and Avery is determined that nothing will stop her momentum, not even the internal battle she has fought for four years. Forced to live on campus because of her alumni scholarship, Avery is thrilled when she is placed in the coveted University Apartments and is swept away by her roommate’s cousin, Jake, whose charm and charisma touches every part of her soul and shatters every piece of her heart. Broken and lost, Avery meets Parker, a man who not only offers her hope, but also teaches her to love in ways she never thought possible.
Jake is complicated and damaged, fighting to find his way after the loss of his mother, and despite his every attempt to stop it, Avery gets behind his defenses and forces him to feel once again. He doesn’t want to love her, but can’t let her go. Parker is genuine, honest, and falls for Avery the moment he sees her. He wants nothing more than to love her, if she would only let him. [close]Giveaway dates: May 05 - Jun 01, 20132 copies available, 185 people requestingCountries available: US
Imagine There's a Heaven
by Jim Austerman (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 15, 2013*SIGNED COPY*
"Heaven. It's there. It's real. It's the same as on earth, but different."
These are some of the first words this middle-aged man slowly w…more[close] *SIGNED COPY*View Details »
"Heaven. It's there. It's real. It's the same as on earth, but different."
These are some of the first words this middle-aged man slowly whispered after coming out of a twelve day coma following cardiac arrest and triple-by-pass surgery.
Imagine There's a Heaven is more than a glimpse of Heaven. It's an abstract, personal account of a non-churchgoing man who journeyed to Heaven—no filler, no fluff—making it a shorter read. Jim Austerman is a self-published author who documented his journey of what he saw, heard, felt, and did in the vast dimension of Heaven.
As my spirit lingered in the casket, I came to realize, I was not who I thought I was. I was not my body. My spirit was conscious—aware of the events taking place. I realized I was my spirit. As I gazed at myself lying there, I knew that my body was dead—a most peculiar discernment. Suddenly, I felt movement and quickly hovered near my body. The casket was set in motion as I watched flashes of white light speed by. It was like traveling at the speed of light, but strangely, somehow, it felt as if it wasn't moving at all. Almost as swiftly as it began, the movement stopped. My spirit continued hovering over my body, as if it were protecting me—watching—waiting to see what would happen next. No sound was heard—nothing but silence.
Words of the Author:
"During and after recovery I wrote down all my memories of Heaven. I'm not a Pulitzer Prize writer by any stretch of the means, but I've tried my best to take you through my journey. I hope you find some inspiration in this book and find God, as I did." [close]
Journey Through the Old Testament. The Five Books of Moses. A Family Storybook with Masterpieces of Art.
by Suzanne E. Lier (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 02, 2013
This book is the English edition of my German book "Reise durch das Alte Testament" (ISBN 978-3-9815308-0-3). Both books were published in January 201…more[close]View Details »
This book is the English edition of my German book "Reise durch das Alte Testament" (ISBN 978-3-9815308-0-3). Both books were published in January 2013. The Journey is an annotated storybook with texts from the first part of the Old Testament, the Five Books of Moses, and illustrations covering more than 2000 years of Christian and Jewish art.
It was first and foremost written for all those who always wanted to get to know the biblical texts but never really got into it. Maybe the remote language made you shrink back or the seemingly obsolete content with apparently no connection to your own life. Therefore, since understanding the texts is not self-evident, I inserted commentaries alongside the selected stories. The commentaries are based upon insights of current academic theology. And to get our children going, too, I added easy-to read explanations alongside the pictures. You’ll find more than 120 masterpieces of art in this book in beautiful print! The texts are excerpts from different Standard English translations of the Bible.
Since my plan is to give you a thorough introduction to all books of the Bible, I had to divide my bible project into several volumes. This book is volume one and contains the Five Books of Moses, the Torah. It underlines the necessity for Christians to have a sound knowledge of the Old Testament. The New is based upon the Old!
So far, I have not been able, to upload a preview of my book in epub; instead you could visit my homepage (www.bibleandart-publishinghouse.com) and you’ll find sample readings to download if you navigate to the information on “The first book” (scroll down to the bottom).
So, I would be very happy if this book could help opening up the biblical treasures for you – in a fresh, unbiased and transparent way, written by a Catholic and ecumenical Christian!
The Well: A Novel
by Stephanie Landsem (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 04, 2013For the women of the Samaritan village of Sychar, the well is a place of blessing—the place where they gather to draw their water and share their live…more[close] For the women of the Samaritan village of Sychar, the well is a place of blessing—the place where they gather to draw their water and share their lives—but not for Mara. Shunned for the many sins of her mother, Nava, Mara struggles against the constant threats of starvation or exile.View Details »
Mara and Nava’s lives are forever changed with the arrival of two men: Shem, a mysterious young man from Caesarea, and Jesus, a Jewish teacher. Nava is transformed by Jesus, but his teachings come to late and she is stoned by the unforgiving villagers. Desperate to save her dying mother, Mara and Shem embark on a journey to seek Jesus’ help—a journey that brings unexpected love and unimaginable heartbreak. [close]Giveaway dates: May 04 - Jun 04, 20133 copies available, 377 people requestingCountries available: US
Balance: Christian Faith and Miraculous Results
by Nik Wallenda, David Ritz
Release date: Jun 04, 2013Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertainin…more[close] Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance.View Details »
When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his death because of improper rigging. When Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting"-the words resonated deep within his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda.
Balance is the theme of Nik's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing and when no one is looking. When walking across Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the entire time, and to keep his lust for glory and fame in check, Nik returned to the site of his performance the next day and spent three hours cleaning up trash left by the crowd.
Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling. [close]Giveaway dates: May 21 - Jun 04, 20137 copies available, 83 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Christian In Training
by Pauline Creeden (Goodreads Author)
Draw closer to god in just 2 minutes per day! This series of short 2-minute devotions relates the Scriptures to Horsemanship, giving the reader and ri…more[close] Draw closer to god in just 2 minutes per day! This series of short 2-minute devotions relates the Scriptures to Horsemanship, giving the reader and rider a new insight into God's word. Even if you have no experience with horses whatsoever, you can glean amazing insight into the workings of God through your relationship with Him. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Mar 10 - Jun 05, 20135 copies available, 468 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character
by Bear Grylls
Release date: Jul 02, 2013From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventure
Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encou…more[close] From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventureView Details »
Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .
In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces:
What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?
How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?
How can you motivate a team to follow you in spite of apparent risks?
Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure! [close]Giveaway dates: May 06 - Jun 06, 201325 copies available, 229 people requestingCountries available: US
Trouble in Store
by Carol Cox (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jun 01, 2013Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Ca…more[close] Fired from her most recent governess position, Melanie Ross must embrace her last resort: the Arizona mercantile she inherited from her cousin. But Caleb Nelson is positive he inherited the mercantile, and he's not about to let an obstinate woman with newfangled ideas ruin all he's worked for. In hope of turning her interest elsewhere, he determines to get Melanie married off, and luckily, there are many single men in town quite willing to take her off his hands.View Details »
The problem is, Caleb soon realizes he doesn't want her to marry any of them. He's drawn to her more every day, and he has to admit some of her ideas for the store offer unexpectedly positive results.
But someone doesn't want the mercantile to succeed, and threatening words have escalated into destruction and danger. Will Melanie and Caleb's business--and budding romance--survive the trouble that's about to come their way? [close]Giveaway dates: May 21 - Jun 06, 201320 copies available, 399 people requestingCountries available: US, CA, and GB