Refining Josie

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Refining Josie by Carolyn Miller on tour with Celebrate Lit January 2023

Refining Josie is a story I’ve been looking forward to for almost 2 years. Ever since Josie’s sister Sam’s story, with the hints we got of Josie, and how no one really understood her, and why she’d changed so much. I must say it was absolutely worth the wait. Check it out, and then enter the giveaway below before you go! About the Book Book: Refining Josie Author: Carolyn Miller Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: December 6, 2022 What’ll it take for the prodigal daughter to share her deepest secrets… and her heart? Josephine Green returns to the islands in an attempt to … Read More

Contentment in the Bible and Life: God With Us

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Contentment: God With Us

Contentment. Satisfaction. At Peace. You keep hearing about Contentment in the Bible. About Contentment in life. You’re told to be content with what you have. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you get there? I read a book recently that really brought this concept front and center, and not because the characters were content. They weren’t discontented exactly, but they had an interesting take on the whole concept. That caused me to do some thinking and some research. So let’s look at this together. Contentment in the Bible Contentment in the Bible is more than just a … Read More

Dial E for Endearment: A Sweet Story

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I could not put this one down. It’s a beautiful, light story, that shows real people with real struggles, but lifts you up in the process. I have always had eye issues, but nothing like Everly. Still, it was a nice connection. I hope you’ll leave a comment, and then enter the giveaway while you’re here. You never know, but that you just might win! About the Book Book: Dial E for Endearment Author: Heidi Gray McGill Genre: Sweet Christian Contemporary Romance Release date: February 1, 2022 Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though none of her audience has … Read More

Lydia in the Bible: 6 Lessons We Still Need

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I absolutely love the story of Lydia in the Bible! The way God directed Paul, taking him somewhere he hadn’t even considered going, in order to reach Lydia, seller of purple, the God-fearing woman who had resources, and a generous spirit.  Through her, the church at Philippi was given a home, and her life was never the same again! Let’s explore Paul and Lydia’s story together: The Story of Lydia in the Bible: Acts 16:6-15 NIV First, the setup: Paul’s mission was to serve God and spread the Gospel to the Gentiles*. He had to be able to listen when … Read More

How to Be a Princess: 7 Characteristics of a Princess

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Author Toni Shiloh is joining us today to talk about how to be a princess, and share her brand new modern-day princess story! Many young girls play dress-up and pretend to be a princess, but what if a young, American woman actually found out she was a princess? Would It Be a Dream Come True to Be a Princess? Brielle Bayo is an 8th-grade civics teacher who lives in New York. Her life is no different than the next person until her mother informs her she’s a princess and the heir to the throne in Oloro Ilé. You’ll have to … Read More

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

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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

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

Top 20 Christian Mystery Books To Read Now

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Well, it’s past time we talked about Christian mystery books. Mysteries can be so much fun, and when you find a good cozy mystery series or Christian suspense book, you’re in for a treat. Because you get to unravel a puzzle and build your faith at the same time. And what could be better than that? So let’s jump right into the best Christian mystery books around! Best Christian Mystery Books Here are the best Christian mystery books I’ve read, that fall somewhere between cozy mysteries and Christian suspense books. That middle ground, with mild suspense, but not too much. … Read More

21+ Best Christian Fiction Books To Read Now

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Best Christian Fiction to add to your TBR list today

Time to talk about some top Christian books, specifically Christian fiction books, but before we dive into the Christian novels book list, we should probably discuss what makes Christian novels worth reading. Because there are tons of well-written books out there, and even more that are not so well done. But to niche down specifically to CF, there has to be a good reason. What is the incentive to read Christian books over the latest bestseller in the general market? And for the record, I put a number in the headline, but there are way more than 21 books in this post. If you follow … Read More

Describe Your Faith with these 5 Questions

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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