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Book Blast: Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings

Book Blast: Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings

Deep in the Heart Cover Final 1-18-2014

Deep in the Heart

by:  Staci Stallings

Only 99 Cents… January 28 & 29th!

About the Book

Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayer and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie’s whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?

Keith Ayer despises his life. As the son of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer and the fiance to a Senator from Texas’ daughter, it looks great on the outside, but inside, he is dying. He would vastly prefer to manage and train his father’s racehorses. However, everyone else thinks that is beneath him. He needs to get into industry and build on his father’s success. Suffocating under the constrictions of his life, he meets Maggie, and she begins to teach him that wealth and power is not everything in this life. But can Keith defy the two most powerful men in Texas to follow his heart?

“Staci Stallings… Christian fiction at its best!”

LINK to KINDLE | LINK to PAPERBACK
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A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Staci touches the lives of people across the globe every week with her various Internet endeavors including being the co-founder of CrossReads.com and the founder of Grace & Faith Connection.

Follow Staci Stallings

Website |  Facebook | Twitter

Enter to Win a Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, Wi-Fi

OR

a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

(That’s two separate prizes, given to two separate winners!)

Enter below, sponsored by author Staci Stallings!

Drawing on February 4, 2014

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This book blast is hosted by Crossreads.

We would like to send out a special THANK YOU to all of the CrossReads book blast bloggers!

It’s IN You!

It’s IN You!

It’s not in me.
I cannot do this; it’s too hard.
I don’t have the strength.
I don’t have the patience.
I can’t conquer this.
It’s not in me to forgive.
It’s not in me to love.
How many times have you said those or similar things or heard someone else say them?

What do you need today?

* Strength?
* Power?
* Patience?
* Love?
* A forgiving attitude?
* Courage to conquer an addiction or thought pattern?
* Or maybe something else?

Whatever battles you face each day, I’m here to encourage you: you can withstand them. You can be an overcomer! You can win! You can conquer! You can be the victor! If you have welcomed Christ to live in your heart, then all you need is IN you.

* The Truth is IN you.
* Eternal Life is IN you.
* The love of God is IN you.
* The mind of Christ is IN you.
* When all is dark, His light is IN you.
* Through His Word, His joy is IN you.
* If you believe, the word of God works effectively IN you.
* When you abide in Him, His Living Word abides IN you.
* “God is working IN you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Phil. 2:13 NLT)
* You can conquer because “The Spirit who lives IN you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” (1 John 4:4 NLT)
* God began the good work IN you and will continue until it is “finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Phil. 1:6 NLT)

When Christ is in you, you can do all things through Him.

Paul said that the overwhelming victory of Christ is yours (1 Cor. 15:57) and you are more than a conqueror through Him. (Rom. 8:37) To be more than a conqueror is to gain a surpassing victory.

How do you gain this surpassing victory? All you need is already IN you, “for the kingdom of God is inside you,” (Luke 17:21b Phillips), because Christ lives IN you (Col. 1:27). All you need to do is make withdrawals.

Christ’s strength has not diminished. He is our Victor! We can have victory, because God “always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ.” (2 Cor. 2:14a NIV)

Be encouraged: Go forward into this day with all the Lord has placed IN you.

It IS IN you! You CAN do it!

“Christ IN you, the hope of glory.” (Col 1:27 NKJV)

 

LynnMosher (2)_cr 2Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, Heading Home.

Free Book Blast:  Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings

Free Book Blast: Deep in the Heart by Staci Stallings

Deep in the Heart Cover Final 1-18-2014

Deep in the Heart

by:  Staci Stallings

FREE January 25 – 27th

Then, only 99 Cents… January 28 & 29th!


About the Book

Just out of college and completely alone in the world, Maggie Montgomery has one shot left to save her life from an abyss of poverty and hopelessness. Clinging to the last shred of fuel and hope, she arrives at the mansion of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer. Although Maggie is clearly not what Mr. Ayer and his wife have in mind for a nanny, they agree to hire her temporarily until they can find someone more appropriate to fill the position. However, Maggie’s whole world is about to be up-ended by two way-over-scheduled children and one incredibly handsome hired hand. As she struggles to fit into a world she was never made to fit in, Maggie wonders if she can ever learn to become a perfect version of herself so she can keep the job, or is she doomed to always be searching for a life she can never quite grasp?

Keith Ayer despises his life. As the son of Texas billionaire Conrad Ayer and the fiance to a Senator from Texas’ daughter, it looks great on the outside, but inside, he is dying. He would vastly prefer to manage and train his father’s racehorses. However, everyone else thinks that is beneath him. He needs to get into industry and build on his father’s success. Suffocating under the constrictions of his life, he meets Maggie, and she begins to teach him that wealth and power is not everything in this life. But can Keith defy the two most powerful men in Texas to follow his heart?

“Staci Stallings… Christian fiction at its best!”

LINK to KINDLE | LINK to PAPERBACK
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A stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, Staci Stallings has numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Staci touches the lives of people across the globe every week with her various Internet endeavors including being the co-founder of CrossReads.com and the founder of Grace & Faith Connection.

Follow Staci Stallings

Website |  Facebook | Twitter

Enter to Win a Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display, Wi-Fi

OR

a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

(That’s two separate prizes,
given to two separate winners
!)

Enter below, sponsored by author Staci Stallings!

Drawing on February 4, 2014

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This book blast is hosted by Crossreads.

We would like to send out a special THANK YOU to all of the CrossReads book blast bloggers!

What Kind of Father?

What Kind of Father?

Have you ever noticed the difference in parents that attend a child’s ball game? Let’s look at four very different dads that have taken their son or daughter to the ball field…

1. One stays in the car, reads a book, and pays no attention to his child.

2. One sits in the bleachers with his back turned to the field, disinterested, chatting with other parents.

3. One sits in the bleachers, arms crossed, watching every move the child makes and shaking his finger at the child; then paces up and down the fence, fuming and yelling that he or she is doing it all wrong.

4. One sits, perched on the edge of his seat, his eyes focused on the son or daughter that is so dear to his heart. He fervently watches the whole field to see how the game is going. With earnest vigilance, he scans the other players to make sure no one does anything to bring harm or is unfair to his precious child.

He is ever prepared to spring to his feet, jump up and down with total delight, and scream as loud as he can in utter enjoyment when his son or daughter makes the most incredible catch or tries to inch his or her way closer to home plate.

When the game is over, win or lose, the father puts his arm around his child, pats him or her on the back, and says, “Good job!” Then, he proudly takes the child out for a treat as the reward for a great performance.

Now, let’s compare these four dads to our heavenly Father. Which one sounds like the image you have of your heavenly Father…

1. He is in heaven involved in other things. You wonder where He is; you can’t seem to find Him.

2. He leaning over the side of His throne, paying more attention to others than to you.

3. He sits rigidly on His throne, arms folded across His chest, sternly watching every move you make, ready to point His finger at you and to whack you with His rod. You wonder if you will ever do anything right in His sight.

4. He sits, perched on the edge of His seat, His eyes focused on you, His child that is so dear to His heart. He fervently watches the whole field to see how the game is going. With earnest vigilance, He scans the other players to make sure no one does anything to bring harm or is unfair to His precious child.

He is ever prepared to spring to His feet, jump up and down with total delight, and scream as loud as He can in utter enjoyment when you make the most incredible catch or try to inch your way closer to Home plate.

When the game is over, win or lose, the Father puts His arm around you, pats you on the back, and says, “Good job! I give you your reward.”

If you have never pictured God as being actively involved in whatever you do, begin now. He is ever ready to jump to His feet in pure delight over each step of your faithfulness and obedience. Let His joy be your comfort.

My prayer for you: May you know the precious, forgiving, and joyful love of the Father’s heart.

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LynnMosher (2)_cr 2Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, Heading Home.

Redefining Oneness, featuring Stephanie Gossert

Redefining Oneness, featuring Stephanie Gossert

 

Crossreads welcomes author Stephanie Gossert.
Gossert-web-46 low res.Stephanie Gossert is an author, teacher, worship leader, and business owner. Stephanie invokes a fire to find and live life the way God intended. She stirs a hunger to be grounded in the Word and to live in the power of the Spirit. Stephanie encourages an equipping in all of the spiritual giftings. She believes our mandate, from the Lord as believers, is to take the land! Take the land inside ourselves, mind, body, and spirit; and also to take and govern the land around us as we are entrusted by the Lord. She has a strong conviction for us to not just be the Body of Christ, but for us to look like the Body of Christ! She believes it is time for us to be this nameless, faceless generation that does not need positions, titles, or pedestals to affirm the power of Christ that flows through us!  Stephanie met her husband, Steve, 26 years ago; they have four amazing daughters and reside in southern Pennsylvania.

Here is Ms. Gossert’s book, Ecstasy of Love. It’s a book about reaching new levels on intimacy in your marriage.

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About the book:

Whether you are single looking for wisdom, married or contemplating marriage, the key to experiencing ecstasy is the posture of your heart and your spirit. Do you have exciting dreams of what your marriage will be like? Has your marriage lost its passion? If you understand ecstasy you will create passion!

Author Stephanie Gossert shares her personal experiences, humor, and sound Scriptural insights reveal how God truly designed Love to be pure, romantic, and outrageously fulfilling in every way, creating an intimacy that binds you and your mate deeper in the natural—and deeper in the spiritual. 

  • Marriage; What Did I Really Sign Up For?
  • Defining Ecstasy
  • Excellence Versus Perfection
  • Fighting for Your Destiny
  • Two Ecstasy Killers
  • Seven Ways to Encourage Ecstasy

Suitable for couples, singles, small or large groups, this book is a valuable resource for anyone desiring to gain—or regain—the fire and depth of passion possible in every marriage. Filled with practical applications built on Scripture, real-life understanding of modern-day situations, and interwoven humor you will enjoy. The wisdom and direction shared will move you forward toward experiencing the greatest heights of intimacy you never thought possible and align you in ­­­­­­­your destiny.

This is what people have said about the book:

Ecstasy of Love — Be challenged to reach new levels of intimacy as you find it in the most pure,
   unadulterated form!

…..you will receive, be refreshed and equipped with new ammunition of love…..Nic Billman
                                                                                                                  Founder, Shores of Grace Ministries

I have been inspired, challenged, and have found emotional healing in the very pages that also brought laughter,
 and sometimes, tears…………………………………………………………………Jacqueline K. Perdas 

 
I can only imagine what would happen if with both hands we would grasp hold of the message of this book and hold it
close to our hearts…. It will change your life……………………………………….. Benjamin  R.Musser   
                                                                                                                                 A Loving Father  

This is a book of Truths. It is not only about oneness and ecstasy in our marriages but also about finding fullness and
oneness in every aspect of our lives!…………………………………………………..Cat Miller
                                                                                                            www.divinehealingsounds.com  

 This book is encouraging and life-giving……. ………….. ……………………… Ann Chilcote
                                                                                                               Co-Pastor of My Father’s House Ministries


This book is straight from the heart of God! It will challenge you wherever you are. God has brought you and your spouse
     together not just to survive………………………………………………….. Jason & Stacy Hostetter
                                                                                                              Co-Pastors of Windward Ministries
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