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

3 Top Christian Resources Full of Hope, Science and Scripture for Depression

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Science and Scripture for Depression

If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome depression, whether it’s a small thing or a major issue, you need more than just Christian platitudes. Even depression scripture can be misused and misapplied by well meaning people in a most unhelpful way. There is power and hope in trusting Scripture for depression coping strategy. Science and scripture can work together in practical ways to overcome depression and other issues. Today, I would like to share 3 top Christian resources to combat depression scripture based, scientifically proven, and worth your time! The Book that Links Science and Scripture For … Read More

Awesome Devotional About Humility in the Bible and Today

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Hey, I’m glad you’re here! Today I want to share an awesome devotional about humility in the Bible and today. It’s a combination of contemporary Christian fiction and a devotional inspired by First Corinthians 13. Because the essence of the ‘love chapter’ really is humility, isn’t it? The power of humility is in its putting others first, and trusting God with the outcome. When you read the great stories of humility in the Bible, you get to see some of the most average people doing remarkable things. Think about Nehemiah. As cupbearer, what possible expertise, or responsibility, did he have … Read More

10 Biblical Convictions To Live By In Everyday Life

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Biblical Convictions: When God Convicts Your Heart

How do you live 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. When God Convicts Your Heart: Biblical Convictions To Live By When God convicts your heart, whether it’s something big or small, you’ll regret it … Read More

The Best Fun Women’s Devotional Books for Women Who Love Christian Fiction

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First, have you ever considered the purpose of your devotional? {then we can talk about what I think make the best fun women’s devotional books for women who love Christian fiction} Definition of Devotional: of or used in religious worship We all know that Jesus is supposed to get our best. He absolutely deserves our worship and devotion. Yet as busy 21st-century women, we often get distracted by the urgent, the visible, whatever is screaming loudest: after all, if we don’t change the baby’s diaper, who will? And if you have 5 minutes, reading the latest Christian fiction or scrolling … Read More

Top 10 Best Christian Allegory Books For Your Next Adventure

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Top 10 Christian Allegory books

Before we really dig into the best Christian allegory books, lets set a foundation of why they’re worth reading. Because the power of allegory books can’t be denied. They tend to capture the imagination, and take you along for the ride. So we want to know where we’re going is where we want to be, right? Then we can cover the best Christian allegory books for kids, teens, and adults. I have some really fun ones for all ages, and I can’t wait to share them with you!! Why The Use of Allegory in the Bible Should Affect our Book … Read More

The Best Christian Book Publicity Group For Top Christian Authors

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So you’ve written a book, and even gotten it published. What now? If you’re ready to dive into some Christian book publicity, then I highly recommend you take the time to connect with Sandy and her team over at Celebrate Lit Christian Book Publicity Group. They are an awesome team to work with as a Christian book blogger, and I know many authors agree that Christian book marketing has become so much less stressful since they connected up with Celebrate Lit! Celebrate Lit: Christian Book Publicity Group When I started this book blog, I assumed that I would have to … Read More

Are There Really 3 Steps to Salvation? Faith 101

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Are there really 3 steps to salvation? What does it mean to be born again? After all, we can’t exactly go back into mom’s womb a second time, can we? (Asks a church leader in John chapter 3) I’m writing this post for 4 people:1: Anyone who is curious about becoming a Christian. 2: New Believers who want to know the next steps after salvation. 3: Christians who want to share the wonderful Savior but aren’t sure how. 4: Me. I need the practice in sharing the 3 steps to salvation.  My assignment is to “always be ready to explain the hope that is within me” … Read More

Culture Shock: How One Girl Challenges Assumptions

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I’ve seen Culture Shock examples a few times, but until I read Past Forward, I had no idea how many cultural assumptions there are in my own life! Nothing quite as dramatic as Willow’s but: If you want me to know something, you will tell me. (drives a few people in my family crazy, because they ask me questions and all I can say is “I don’t know, I didn’t ask” ) It’s hard to Enjoy downtime  because my brain is thinking of all the things I “should” be doing. I’m still trying to connect the Christian churches in the … 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