Friday, November 25, 2016
A war is raging around you, seeking your soul, home, health, money, career, friends, loved ones and peace of mind. Are you prepared for the daily battles against this dark,cursed world? Do you have enough arrows in your arsenal to fend off the attacks of Satan, his demons and human workers of inequity? This devotional challenge journal is intended to arm you with Biblical weapons so you can claim victory in your life’s warfare.
Paperback: 66 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Lrg edition (October 29, 2016)
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Write Now Literary is pleased to present Soul Posts 30 Days of Inspiration with author Bryetta Calloway on her book release tour November 17, 2016.
Publication Date: November 21, 2016
About The Book
Soul Posts features the most powerful and popular Soul Stuff posts from Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway, featuring never-before-published posts from her ever-growing blog (Soul-Stuff.com) for women of faith, women who create, and women who lead. From her work as an artist and creative, Bryetta has built an online community that is becoming a must-join relevant space for women who consider themselves artists, believers, and creative entrepreneurs. With her pointed yet poetically gilded prose, growing presence on stages across the country, and original music she has cultivated a unique point-of-view that resonates with every fan following her across multiple digital platforms. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook), Bryetta connects with her fellow creatives on a daily basis, sharing insights of her life with her posts, videos, and images. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Bryetta’s favorite Soul Stuff posts in one volume—from her advice for “Winners Who Quit” to her clarion call to foster “Hope in a Time of Cynicism” and cultivating “Community over Contention: The Fight Against Female Jealousy”—she provides readers with a raw and honest look into the musings of her soul in an effort to empower you to share yours.
Hope is My Birthright, Not A Feeling.
Emotions can become so intense and overwhelming that you will feel pulled undertow by the sheer weight of them. Sadness covers you, fear tracks your every step, frustration pushes against you, stress seems to smother you. You feel surrounded, backed into a corner. Your fight or flight response kicks in like wounded prey. No matter that nothing appears to have changed, or maybe BECAUSE NOTHING seems to have changed. Whatever the impetus, you feel the rhythm of your heart uptick as you paddle against the waves of hopelessness. Desperate to seek an intravenous injection of hope. You turn your head away from the world, and you go chasing after that feeling of relief, assuredness, security. Desperate to find respite from the noise of everyday life.
About The Author
A Singer, Actress, and Writer Bryetta Calloway is happily following wherever her inspiration leads. Her love of faith, art and social connection has Bryetta creating and documenting regularly, both in the digital space and in person. Soul Posts is a tribute to every innovatHER, creatHER, and leadHER who has joined her on the Soul Stuff journey.
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Tour hosted by WNL Virtual Book Tours
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Is anyone out there?
Thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. She goes from day to day showing a brave face to the world while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her.
Alex Bartlett cares. He’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he discovers that she lives in the small town of Midway, Utah. He makes his way there just after Thanksgiving, determined to find LBH. Maybe she’s a Lisa, Lori, or a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Aria, a waitress at the Mistletoe Diner, who encourages Alex in his search while serving his pie along with some much-needed sympathy and companionship.
Alex finally finds his LBH, a woman who is as beautiful and kind as he imagined she would be. How can he tell her that he knows her secret? What’s holding him back? Could it be his feelings for Aria?
Series: The Mistletoe Collection
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 15, 2016)
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Sunday, November 6, 2016
Looking for a new Christmas musical to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas? Pick up a copy of The Real Star of Bethlehem by Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips, Lucy Robbins, and Leslie Trettin.
Those of us who are fortunate enough to be in children's ministry enjoy preparing special holiday events for our students as much as family and friends enjoy seeing the children perform. In The Real Star of Bethlehem, when the stars learn a star will be born, they begin competing for their chance in the spotlight. As they are "enlightened" they discover the real star is Jesus.
The Real Star of Bethlehem is a unique and fun way to share the Christmas story. A blend of historical and fictional characters come together in this lively musical that kids will love being a part of. With rhyming shepherds, stars with very human attributes, and a coffee-drinking owl, the authors have created a musical that will capture your heart. You can also pick up a copy of the music CD with tracks of the four songs from the play.
Churches, Christian schools, and families will want to use The Real Star of Bethlehem as a way to focus hearts and minds on the precious gift of our Savior.
A Christmas Musical
Category: Angelic Harmony
Author: Dixie Phillips, Sharon Phillips, Lucy Robbins, and Leslie Trettin
Playbook ISBN: 9781616337308 1616337303
eBook ISBN: 9781616337315 1616337311
Music CD ISBN: 9781616337322 161633732X
I received a free digital copy of this playbook and a track from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
My childhood was filled with activities that prepared my heart for the coming of Jesus. In the weeks leading up to Christmas there were Jesse Trees, caroling to local nursing homes and other service projects, the weekly lighting of the Advent wreath, and a focus on the Scriptures leading up to the birth of our Savior.
If you are looking for family activities and devotionals centered around Advent, Christmas Is Coming! But Waiting Is Hard! by Karen Whiting is an excellent resource. The book starts out by stating “God’s Love Is an ADVENTure” and shares the deeper meaning behind the wreath, candles, evergreens, and other symbols of Christmas.
Each day of Advent focuses on these symbols, providing an activity, a short prayer, a suggested hymn or song, a few questions for discussion, a “Did You Know” factoid, and an additional “Try It” activity at the end. These activities are simple and fun, so kids will enjoy participating as they gain knowledge and open their hearts and minds and focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Last year, a friend of mine was seeking a resource such as this for her family. I’m going to share this with her right away. What a great new tradition this could start in your family.
I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press; Gld edition (September 20, 2016)
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Gregory Rasmussen, the infamous Rasputin Killer, never served the sentence handed down in absentia for a particularly brutal murder. He has eluded the law for years, but he is now believed to be in the North Country. When a resident is murdered at the local retirement home, speculation about the killer’s identity fills the headlines. Then another victim is found at Chez Prentice.
Trapped in her snowbound B&B with elderly new friend Hugh Channing, father of the first victim, and her baby, Janet, Amelia Prentice Dickensen and her staff are asking themselves: Where is the murderer? Is he really the Rasputin Killer? Could one of their guests be the infamous psychopath, known for his power to charm and his fine singing voice? Will publicity surrounding the discovery of a dead body in the basement put the B&B out of business?
Interspersed with humor and local Adirondack color, Amelia’s latest murder case is especially chilling.
Series: Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery Series
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Sheaf House (February 1, 2016)
Purchase at: Christianbook.com and Amazon
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Illumination Book Awards Winner
The Hope of Glory is a devotional guide with 57 lessons for older adults and those leading weekly devotionals in retirement homes, assisted living residences, skilled nursing facilities, senior centers or Sunday school classes.
These time-tested devotions will restore a sense of purpose and instill the Gospel message of hope in you or the older adults you know and love—as they remind us all of who we are in God's eyes: not old and useless, but men and women created in His image who still have a life to live, a story to tell, and a future of eternal glory!
For individual or group use.
File Size: 635 KB
Print Length: 294 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (July 14, 2016)
Publication Date: July 14, 2016
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