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
Has someone asked you to Describe your faith, and you end up feeling like a deer caught in the headlights? I was challenged by the personal profiles in this week’s Celebrate Lit book tour. Taking out the purely romantic/matchmaking questions, <which are incredibly valuable in their own right> the profile asks some really good questions. Questions like “Describe your faith” or “what is your biggest fault?” I want to dig into that with you guys. But first, the book: About the Book Book: Thirty Days Hath Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary romance Release Date: Revised edition, Feb 26, … Read More
Welcome to the Independence Islands. An imaginary set of islands off the coast of Georgia, populated by the imaginary friends of some fun Christian authors. We get to tag along on some fantastic adventures in daily life. These Christian beach reads will challenge your faith muscles, have you laughing and crying, and basically cause you to take an escape from reality that better prepares you for real life. I did receive advance copies of these Christian beach reads and chose to share my honest opinions here. Though I should tell you, it was entirely my choice to make them permanent … Read More
Without a doubt, these talented authors will whisk you into a wonderland of Christian fairy tale retellings in a modern setting, as historical fiction, and a devotional! The classic, timeless tales will come alive in new ways in these fairy tales with a modern twist of faith reminding you of the One True King, who died for you, his princess. Christian Fairy Tale Devotional: Unraveling Fairytales First, I would like to share an awesome short powerful devotional whose purpose is retelling fairy tales through a Christ-centered lens. Unraveling Fairytales takes 10 weeks (5 Devos Each) to explore famous fairy tales … Read More
We begin our lives totally dependent on others. Learning how to become independent as we grow up takes time, and can be made much more difficult if parents want to control or live vicariously through you. Venturing of on your own can be scary, but sometimes it’s the only way. Today’s Contemporary Christian Fiction book review features a young lady whose life takes an unexpected turn, causing her to become a strong independent woman, but the journey is far from smooth! About the Book: Scrumptious Indepenence “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” And so is Beth’s cooking! It’s … Read More
How well do you live out your Biblical Convictions? When God convicts your heart of something in particular, whether he wants you to stop doing something, or maybe step up and act, do you follow Him? I have to admit I don’t, always, but I’m doing better. And the book we’re going to highlight today, well, it’s a ton of fun, but it will absolutely challenge you to stand up and act on some of your Biblical convictions. Putting your beliefs into real-world action, instead of just saying ‘yes, I believe that,’ it means actually demonstrating what’s in your heart. … Read More
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, showing how old fashioned values never go out of style! About This Old Fashioned Relationship Story Book: Oh, Gracious! Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian fiction, contemporary … Read More
“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!
A trip to The Painted Castle should do us all some good! Kristy Cambron does an excellent job with the travel arrangements! I mean, traveling about the world, and back and forth through time should be exhausting. But Kristy takes us on the adventure with a smile and a wink, and the only jetlag involved is that which comes from staying up too late reading (again)!!! (Who, me? Would I do such a thing?? Yes. Absolutely! 100%) This book is on tour with Celebrate Lit, and we are privileged to share a spotlight from them. I also received a copy … Read More
Come and experience a lesson in how to stand by your convictions in the latest book from Chautona Havig: Hashtag Rogue. To have the courage of your convictions is not easy, but well worth doing! I’m a long-time fan of Chautona’s work, for several reasons. First, because everything I’ve read of hers (yes, even her one kids Christmas story that’s Santa-based) makes me think and grow as a Christian. Second, she writes well, and she writes a lot!! I think she publishes between 4-6 books a year. And she’s generous. Most Fridays she offers one of her books for free!! … Read More
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