35+ Heartwarming Christian Christmas Stories To Start Your Holiday Right Now

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Christian Christmas Stories

If you’re ready for a few heartwarming Christmas stories just for you, you’re in the right place. Here, you’ll find some awesome Christian Christmas stories to get your holiday off to the right start. From historical to contemporary, comedy to cozy to miraculous, these Christian Christmas books will fill you with the Joy of the season, and a reminder of how awesome God is! And if you want a little something for the kids, these Christian Christmas stories for kids are awesome! Christian Christmas Stories: Fiction Christian Christmas stories can be a powerful medium to draw closer to Jesus. Let … Read More

How To Have a Book Date: Watch These 16 Fictional Couples

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Best fictional couples, book date

I know there are 2 different kinds of book dates, the kind you get when everyone leaves you alone with your new book (wonderful!) and the kind where you recreate a scene from a book. Sometimes, I have a hard time coming up with an idea other than dinner and a movie (at home or out). But I got to thinking about some of the books I’ve read in the last year or two, and there’s a ton of ideas here, and most will work whether you’re dating or married. And of course, as a Libraryan, I couldn’t keep them … Read More

What to Do About the Footprints on her Heart…

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There are those who seem to walk all over her heart, and then there’s one who seems to want to hold her heart at arm’s length. Not to mention the adorable rescued dogs at the shelter, who need her help… Insecurities won’t win though, will they? Check out today’s addition to the Independence Island chain, and don’t forget the giveaway! It’s sweet, as always! About the Book Book: Footprints on Her Heart Author: Tabitha Bouldin Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: November 23, 2021 He’s saving the world, one animal at a time. Trent Raines’ opinion, happily ever after has four paws and doggy … Read More

161 Of the Best Missionary Stories for Christian Families

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Grow Your Faith with The Best Missionary Stories

Missionary stories, full of testimony of partnering with God, joining him right where he is already at work, are so cool! And the really good ones show the failures, flaws, and fears too. Just like the Bible does. It’s time to dive into some truly great missions stories, so we can learn and grow together. With these missionary stories for kids and adults, we can all be inspired. Reminded of what’s really important. Deepen our faith and confidence in God’s power and love and faithfulness. And maybe be willing to get involved ourselves. Missionary Stories for the Whole Family Teaching … Read More

Telling the Christmas Story: 35+ Best Kids Books for Advent

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Telling the Christmas Story for Kids

Well, I only had my basket of books for telling the Christmas story for kids out for 3 days, and I had already been “scolded” for not having a post up about my favorite Christian children’s Christmas stories. So I am putting together a list to help you with telling the Christmas story for kids in your circle of influence. Took a few days, but I hope you find it helpful!! Telling the Christmas Story: The Nativity Story for Kids These are Biblically accurate versions of the Christmas Story for kids that are retold so well, and are a lot … Read More

Welcome to Hooper Safe Haven

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This week’s book tour is a fun read, and I enjoyed it immensely. A young woman who is hiding and crafted a new life for herself, a young man whose dreams were snatched by a sports injury. The father who is learning to let go, and find hope and happiness that has eluded him for far too long. And of course, the animals who connect them! Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter the giveaway while you’re here. It’s worth your time! About the Book Book: Hooper Safe Haven Author: Rachel Skatvold Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: October 26, 2021 Harbors should … Read More

When The Pilot Falls

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Welcome to the 1920s. Things are hard. Economically, relationally, racially… But there’s also a lot of beauty and kindness and compassion and…much like the 2020s. Today’s story is one of the best I’ve read in this time period. I thoroughly enjoyed myself reading it, even when I wanted to throttle a character or two. I hope you’ll take it for a spin, or at least enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy! About the Book Book: When the Pilot Falls Author: April Hayman Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale Release date: September 7, 2021 In 1923, there aren’t many pilots, but Willie … Read More

The Dragon Lady Discovers How Powerful Praying In Public is

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5 keys to praying in public: The unlikely yarn of the dragon lady, over blue yarn on a wooden table

Praying in public can be scary. Uncomfortable. High pressure… But as the Dragon Lady discovered, powerful and effective as a living witness both to you yourself and for those around you. Let’s see what we can learn together about public prayer, and then, maybe give it a try? 5 Keys to Praying In Public There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes time for praying in public. Things that take the pressure off, whether you’re praying with your life group, the waitress at the restaurant, or anywhere else. Because we are human, and like to think … Read More

Fuel The Imagination Of A Child: 43+ Best Bookish Gifts

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Fuel the imagination of a child, best bookish gifts

Kids who love to read get to experience some of the most amazing adventures. From exploring time and space to character traits and emotions, bookworm kids have a head start in life. As parents, you want to do everything you can to help, from reading to your child to supplying them with a variety of good books, right? Sometimes though, we need to add to the books. (gasp yes, I admit that books are not everything!!) To fuel the imagination of a child we love, sometimes we need to add in a few things to bring the stories to life. … Read More

Seasoned Grace: Together, They Learn the Truth and Find Healing

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Seasoned Grace On tour with Celebrate Lit

Today’s tour is an emotional one, unpacking old wounds, and discovering the truth that can heal them. Seasoned Grace is full of hope and opportunities for growth. If we allow ourselves half a chance, we can overcome incredible heartache and find wholeness. I’ll be carrying this story close for a long time. The lessons are well shared, and natural. It’s not preachy in a “do this if you want to heal from this kind of trauma” way. It simply shares the messy complicated lives of several characters, with plenty of mistakes. In the midst, you’ll laugh plenty, but you’ll also … Read More

Secrets in the Mist: Skyworld Christian Steampunk

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Today, we enter a whole new world. Some of the dangers are far too familiar. But some are very unique and creative. I can’t wait to return to Skyworld, though I’m not sure I would want to live there. I’ll admit that I didn’t know what ‘steampunk’ was until this book. But it’s pretty cool. Victorian culture, steam-powered advanced technology, a fascination with science. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below. Comments on this post will get you extra entries! About the Book Book:  Secrets in the Mist Author: Morgan L. Busse Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Release date: August 10, 2021 What’s lurking in the … Read More