Oh, Gracious: A Modern Old Fashioned Relationship!

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Wondering if an old fashioned relationship would still work in the modern world? Do you want to see one lived out in all its old fashioned values? Well, Grace and Nolan have a few things to tell you. No. Not tell you. Show you. Because a good story shows the actions, relationships and feelings, instead of just telling you what happened. And Oh, Gracious is definitely a good story, with more than one wonderful old fashioned relationship. About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story Book:  Oh, Gracious! Author: Chautona Havig Genre:  Christian fiction, contemporary Romance, woman’s fiction Release Date: March 31, 2020 Life is too … Read More

What Makes a True Friend? Visit the Land of Twilight and See

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Middle school is a tough age. (And probably every age group after that, too…) When you’re going through all of that, you really need a friend. But what makes a true friend? How would you describe a true friend in 10 words or less? And then, the hardest question. Do you show any of the qualities of a true friend yourself? Journey to Twilight with 6th Graders Lorna and Sam to find out more!

End-Times Fiction: Be Prepared for the Ride of Your Life!

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End Times Fiction (A Bible laying in front of a purple sea that's parted

Fun, Fast-paced, Well Researched End-Times fiction that will challenge you in unexpected ways! Ishmael Covenant is a ‘Crisis of Global Proportions’ and traitors lurk in unexpected places!

Armageddon style Christian Fiction novels, (End-times fiction) are fast paced, 3D, and more than a little terrifying. But since we know who wins, let’s go for a ride!!!

Babel: 1 Man’s Imagining of Noah After the Flood

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Have you ever considered much about Noah after the Flood? That Noah might have still been alive during the events of the Tower of Babel timeline? I can’t say that I’ve ever put those two things together, myself. I found this week’s book intriguing for that reason. In my mind, Noah ends at Genesis chapter 9, and I never calculated how many years later the Tower of Babel timeline fit in. The two genealogies in 9 & 11, while they give context and important information, break the flow of the story enough to confuse a casual reader (me)! Babel: The … Read More

#1 New Wizard of Oz Allegory: No Space Like Home

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Swirling Starfield

I’ve encountered more than one Wizard of Oz allegory in my life, and more than one of them has been very Sci-fi in nature. I especially enjoyed the movie on the Sci-fi network a few years (decades) back. I have to say, though, that today’s book, No Space Like Home is by far the best. This book takes on a Wizard of Oz Allegory with both futuristic/spacetravel fun, and the Good Shepherd into the bargain. It’s like a perfect collection of my favorite elements! Were you a fan of the Wizard of Oz movie growing up? I’m sure the splash … Read More

Finding Joy In The Lord (and a Great Book!)

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Yellow Background, Finding Joy: It's a Choice, It's a Lifestyle

“Finding Joy” by J.C. Lafler is a story about the challenge of finding joy in life’s most trying circumstances, and corresponding verses in the Bible that lead us to choose joy.

This book is inspiring, and filled with hope in the midst of trials. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light read, willing to accept a personal challenge, and not afraid of a few tears!

All is Bright: Christmas Lights Collection 2019

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Christmas Lights Collection 2019

There are so many excellent Christmas stories to choose from this time of year. The Christmas Lights Collection 2019 delivers! Things may not start out so well, but by the end, All is Bright! Another Celebrate Lit Christian Book Publicity tour is here, and while I didn’t sign up for the tour, I did preorder the book, and enjoyed every page. so here I am sharing it with you. And the fact that these awesome Christian authors have chosen to offer 4 wonderful books for less than a dollar?* I haven’t decided if they’re crazy or brilliant. But they do … Read More

How to Help Someone Restore Their Faith at Christmas

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Couple in beach chairs holding hands. Christmas on Breakers Point

The man is dying. His last request, impossible. But Nothing is impossible with God. Come check out Christmas on Breakers Point, and learn how to help someone restore their faith! This Christmas novel has everything you could wish for. The Great Romance, a beautiful human romance, and a real solid community! I’m grateful for the opportunity to be on this Celebrate Lit Christian Book Publicity Tour, and I hope you enjoy the story as much as I did! I can hardly wait for book 2! And if you love books as much as me, you might enjoy these 100+ Best … Read More

A Cross to Kill: Integrating Faith and Work

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Of the many things I am thankful for, one is the opportunity to read amazing books, and A Cross to Kill did NOT disappoint. It’s a memorable and exciting book, and totally hilarious! A Cross to Kill challenged me, made me shake my head a few times, and had me laughing out loud more than once. It takes a really good author to manage all that and leave you counting down the days until the sequel comes out. Andrew Huff managed this very well! I’m excited to share the Read with Audra Book tour for A Cross to … Read More

100+ Best Middle-Grade Books of All Time

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Today let’s talk about how to determine the best middle-grade books of all time. (and yes, I plan on tackling a quality high school reading list soon, too) The Best middle-grade books of all time are timeless – the story isn’t so bogged down in some issue that would not apply 20 years later. Ageless: Tthe best books for middle school students are truly enjoyable (and understandable by) 1st graders and grownups alike. The best middle-grade books of all time are personable – it is easy to connect with the characters, both the kids and the adults. Moral lessons discovered, … Read More