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

35+ Best Christian Historical Fiction Books & Authors For Your TBR

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Historical Christian Fiction: Best books and authors.

Are you ready to explore the past with some of the Best Christian Historical Fiction Authors around? That’s one of my favorite ways to learn about the past, to experience it alongside fictionalized men and women. I’m all for reading biographies and true historical books. Because if we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it. But let’s face facts. Sometimes facts are boring. But to step inside the past along with characters dealing with real life situations, not only does history come alive, but solving some present day dillemas gets a little easier! When you find a … Read More

17+ Best Christian Romance Novels, And Should You Read Them?

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Floating hearts backdrop: Best Christian Romance Novels and Should You Read them?

An interesting topic, contemporary Christian romance novels.  There are pros and cons, and I think it’s time we discussed them.   Some people love them, and lose themselves easily between the pages. Others find it both invasive and unrealistic. This debate has a lot of truth on both sides, and I want to do it justice. So please, read the whole post before you decide if Christian romance books are worth reading.         2 Reasons to Beware of Christian Romance Novels    When you read any genre, there are things to pay attention to, caution lights, to … Read More

6 Queen Esther Characteristics We Should Be Practicing Now

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Queen Esther Characteristics

Which Queen Esther Characteristics are the most worthwhile and transformative? And How did Hadassah in the Bible become so captivating? Hadassah, Queen Esther of Persia. Who was she? Did she really exist? Was King Xerxes truly so in love with her that he was willing to find a way to save a whole people group? And what’s the deal with Mordechai and Haman?? Let’s take a look at 6 vital Queen Esther characteristics that we would all benefit from practicing now, and then I’ll share a few of my favorite Christian Fiction stories of Hadassah in the Bible, AKA Queen … Read More

Best Biblical Fiction Authors + 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

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Best Biblical Fiction Authors and 6 Reasons to Read Their Books

Biblical fiction authors can teach us so much, even through fiction, that will grow our faith, and our understanding of the culture and relationships that we can so easily miss. I realize that there are many awesome nonfiction sources for this information, but as Jesus taught many things through story, I think this is a perfectly wonderful way for us to learn as well. Some friends and I were out for a Mom’s afternoon recently when the topic of Biblical fiction came up. Now if you know me at all, you know I read a lot. My favorite categories are … Read More

Aiming For Love With 3 Funny Light Hearted Books

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Fun Light hearted books full of adventure

Here’s a series of funny, light hearted books well worth reading! I couldn’t put Aiming for Love down. It might have something to do with walking a baby who wouldn’t sleep, needed to be walked, and I can still navigate the house while reading on my kindle. But I doubt it. I think it was the storyline. It was very compelling! Brides of Hope Mountain is a unique historical romantic comedy trilogy of funny light hearted books. I’ve now gotten to read all 3, and couldn’t put them down. We have one of those fun combinations today. It’s a Celebrate … Read More

The Painted Castle: Kristy Cambron’s Castle Series is The Best!

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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

Learn Forgiveness Now with Daughters of Northern Shores

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Woman standing on a hill overlooking the harbor, sailing ship, Daughters of Northern Shores, healing through forgiveness

There is much to be said about the power of healing through forgiveness. Today’s Celebrate Lit Book Tour does a great job of showing exactly how powerful. Healing and forgiveness often go hand in hand. I’m sure some of you have already experienced this. Whether emotional or physical health is what you are looking for, I would consider the possibility of finding healing through forgiveness. Firsthand Healing Through Forgiveness Personally, after an intense prayer time last year, with someone who is trained in Transformation Prayer Ministries, I experienced this firsthand. I didn’t consciously realize some things that needed to be … Read More

4 Practical Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles to Live By

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4 Ruth and Naomi Relationship Principles

Retelling of Bible stories in another time period can be a powerful tool. Translating the Ruth and Naomi relationship dynamics into other settings managed to bring home the lessons all over again.   Join me today as we talk about 4 tried and true Ruth and Naomi relationship principles. One of the greatest things about books based on Bible stories is that you aren’t tampering with the original, so anyone who’s nervous about Biblical fiction can safely enjoy it.   Today’s translation from Ruth and Naomi in the Bible to Victorian England was fascinating. Readers familiar with and enjoying Christian Historical fiction … Read More

Why Fear God Not Man? 107 Best Bible Verses

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Fear God not Man, Bible verses about fear

When you fear God not man, you have so much more freedom! The pressure is so much lighter! To fear no one but God is an interesting dynamic, I think. Sometimes I manage to do this, and other times the fear of man (opinions, appearances, insults or even a general “hard time”) holds me back from doing what I know God wants of me. Sometimes, I would rather disappoint God, whom I can’t see, than those around me whose reactions are immediately apparent. But this passage really puts things in perspective! (Matthew 10:26-33 NASB) 26 “Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed … Read More