Wednesday Quick Picks

April 23, 2014

Looking for something great to read?

Here are five Quick Picks from awesome Christian authors…

Quick Pick One

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

When bad things happen, what is your reaction? Do you trust God even when you don’t understand?

There was a dark season in my life when it literally felt like an earthquake had occurred. Everything in my life seemed to be falling apart…my family, my finances, our church. And I asked God the simple question, “Why?” This book is the result of my own search for answers. In the end, God gave me illustrations that I will share with you and brought healing to my heart and my distorted view of Him. I was able to trust Him again, even though my circumstances had not changed.

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Quick Pick Two

From the Book:

Home. Had the house in Haldingston ever really felt like one? Yes, at times, with her mother, but since, she had just known fear and then a wall, much like that which surrounded her now. She was reluctant to let people in, even those closest to her. What had Lorenda called the castle? A mortuary. Chills ran up her spine as she stood and quietly walked toward the door of the keep. The wind whipped up and blew Tara’s long dark hair about her face, obscuring her first view of the inside of the castle. With impatience and trepidation, she drew back a moment, pushed hard on the door, and entered the keep.

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Quick Pick Three

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About the Book

The short story collection Just Like Jonah Wail Tales now has a workbook edition, one aimed at parents, Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders and all those who want to share their faith with 10- to 14-year-olds.

Just Like Jonah Wail Tales Workbook contains eight short stories with modern Jonahs who make bad choices and land in a whale of trouble, just like Jonah. Each of the main characters disobeys God and repents, demonstrating the biblical path to salvation. Their mistakes include giving in to fear, not doing their homework, being selfish, and holding a drinking party when the parents are away,

Through discussion questions and Scripture citations, parents and teachers can teach the lesson of Jonah to this generation with modern examples of misconduct these children experience. They can help avoid having to live wail tales of their own…

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Quick Pick Four

About the Book

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?

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Quick Pick Five

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About the Book

“Then I think about my own little desires. The desire that my husband would be completely healed from his disease, and how he is still suffering through this every day. It is all hurting my heart, and then I think about hope…”

Take this four week journey to challenge and renew your thoughts on hope.

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Wednesday Quick Picks

April 16, 2014

Looking for something great to read?

Here are five Quick Picks from awesome Christian authors…

Quick Pick One

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Solomon Greene made a deal with God.

If He’d send him an unattractive woman, he’d marry her on sight and do what was spiritually right. After all, he needed that kind of wife to help him escape from his sordid past.

Celeste Martin made a deal with Solomon. She’d be his ugly wife. All she wanted in return was his name. She was in love with her sister’s fiance and he would be the only man she’d ever love.

Solomon had no idea that he’d find his wife fascinating. Celeste didn’t know that one taste from her husband’s lips would have her wanting more. Yet many strange women were between them.

Could Solomon ever escape from his past?

Could Celeste ever love her husband?

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Quick Pick Two

From the Book:

Jaymin knew he would never forget that terrible night.

He was sound asleep in his room in the palace when Erik, his youngest bodyguard and closest friend, shook him abruptly awake.

“Jaymin! Jaymin, wake up! Something awful is happening,” Erik hissed in a frantic whisper…

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Quick Pick Three

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About the Book

He loves her… but can he save her from her own mistakes? 

After a near fatal accident in the Colorado wilderness, the pain Jasmine Moore lives with has made her a recluse. To fill the void the harsh Steamboat Springs winter brings, she goes online seeking companionship. Her loneliness overrides all caution, bringing with it a deadly peril.

Jackson Warren has loved Jasmine for years. When he discovers she’s talking to strangers on the Internet, his internal alarms blare. Especially after strange and suspicious incidents occur close to home. Can he convince her to heed his concerns before it’s too late?

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Quick Pick Four

From the Book

“I promise concern for others, and a willingness to help those in need,” Jeff Taylor said as he stood, hands clasped behind his back, shoulder-to-shoulder with 28 of Houston’s finest. His chest swelled with the words he had committed to memory in anticipation of this very moment more than ten years before. “I promise strength… strength of heart to bear whatever burdens might be placed upon me…”

He closed his eyes and breathed the words into his soul. This pledge would change his life in ways he could hardly even imagine at the moment. Where would it lead? Up flights of steps as others fled in the other direction? Into the mouth of hell to pluck a single life back?  Those images from the future coupled with the words making it difficult to so much as breathe them, and yet somehow his voice managed far more than that…

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Quick Pick Five

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About the Book

What would it look like for you to be bold, transparent, free, and truly the person God created you to be? What would it look like for you to BE YOU?

In this four week mini Bible Study journey with author Heather Bixler as she shares some of her personal struggles with you in an effort to be transparent with you, the reader.

God wants us to shine and radiate His glory, but truly this can only be done through our brokenness. God is looking for transparent women to help guide others to a true and intimate relationship with Jesus through the sharing of their own brokenness, and compassion for one another.

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