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

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

The Cryptographer’s Dilemma: A Historical Puzzle

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The Cryptographers dilemma

The Cryptographer’s Dilemma is actually a collection of dilemmas, I would say. She’s got the actual decryption dilemma on the case she’s been assigned, then there’s her Philip dilemma, and a family dilemma as well. And the way they all fit together is a tribute to the author’s skills. And the giveaway for this one is a tribute to the author’s generosity 🙂 Make sure you comment below and enter the giveaway because there’s a good chance you could win! About the Book Book:  The Cryptographer’s Dilemma Author: Johnnie Alexander Genre: Historical Christian Fiction Release date: August, 2021 A Code Developer Uncovers a Japanese … Read More

Liberty Lane’s Rebel-ution: An Epic Esther In Middle School

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Liberty Lane, Today's Esther for Middle Schoolers

Liberty Lane is a modern-day Esther, who’s about to take on the Royal Crown Singing Competition, peer pressure, a bully, and a few fears along the way. I have to admit this girl got to me. I’m proud of her, cheered her on, and questioned her timing a time or two. I think you’ll enjoy reading her story and getting to know her. The biblical parallels are very well done, and yet it’s still very much its own story! Plus there’s a very nice giveaway, so don’t miss that! About the Book Book:  Liberty Lane and the One-Girl Rebelution Author: Shaylene King … Read More

The Prayer Warrior: Inspiration for Real Life

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If you’ve ever wondered how to become a prayer warrior, or exactly what the characteristics of a prayer warrior is, then you’ve come to the right place. Because I’ve wondered all of that and more. So I started paying extra close attention to the prayers in the books I’ve been reading, and looking for more books with a prayer focus. I’ve found some interesting things, and very helpful ideas, that I’d love to share with you all. But first, do you want to see a real prayer warrior in action? Because Ms V is a good one to watch! About … Read More