Thursday, September 28, 2017

Ready Or Not by Chautona Havig--A Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt--GVEAWAY!!!

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Fresh out of college, Aggie Milliken thinks she's prepared for anything life can throw her way. Think again, Aggie! After the abrupt loss of her sister and brother-in-law, Aggie is stunned to find herself the sole guardian of their eight lively children. If learning basic parenting skills wasn't complicated enough, she must also battle the children's half-crazed grandmother, survive a massive remodeling project, and navigate the waters of new friendships-alone. She has little experience with children and none with housekeeping, and it shows. What she has going for her is grit, a double dose of determination, and the confidence that this is exactly where the Lord wants her to be. With an unlimited P-mail account and enough hymns to keep her spirits bolstered, she tackles one catastrophe after another. It seems like nothing Aggie does is right, but ready or not, here she comes!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Awaken by Priscilla Shirer

The choice of a devotional book is more personal than most. This kind of reading is not merely for the purpose of leisure and enjoyment. No, with this kind of resource you’re expecting and praying for something more. You want to hear from God, receive His direction, and be refreshed in the depths of your soul. Only God’s Word can do that.

So you need to choose wisely.

With her first devotional book, Priscilla Shirer makes your choice easy. For even though she’s written multiple best-selling books and Bible studies, including the 2016 ECPA “Christian Book of the Year” (Fervent), even though she regularly speaks to thousands at conference venues and churches around the world, even though she was the lead actress in a #1 box-office feature film (War Room) . . . It all starts for Priscilla where it all starts for you.

Alone with God. Alone with His Word. Eager to hear His voice. Prepared to humbly and obediently respond. She hopes, more than anything else, that the daily insights you receive in these pages will challenge, encourage, and strengthen you in every way.

These ninety devotions from the heart of a mom, wife, encourager, and friend will Awaken you each day with fresh insights gleaned from the Spirit of God. Ready to help you mine the treasures of Scripture and fortify you for the day ahead.
This devotional is . . . a good choice.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Pretender by Ta'mara Hanscom

Set in South Dakota in 1975, where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beer in a bar, and loaded guns were kept under the counter.
Frankie Valli sang "My Eyes Adored You," and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with their new reality.
It's within this tumultuous season of American history that Tillie Caselli meets Noah Hansen, and they are never the same again. Their lives were mysteriously intertwined-and had been for many years-yet they had no idea. 
From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart---and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride's deception.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Still Waters by Lindsey P. Brackett--Giveaway!!!


​When her beloved grandmother requests one last summer at Still Waters, the family cottage on Edisto Beach, Cora Anne returns to a place that haunts her with loss and tempts her with forgiveness.

Peace means reconciling her family and her Edisto memories. But acceptance may mean loving the man determined to preserve a past she'd rather forget.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Becoming MomStrong by Heidi St. John

Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you “mom” and wondered what in the world you got yourself into?If you’re like many Christian moms today, you’ve been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let’s face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we’re facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you―the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic “me-too” moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary:
  • To be strong in the Lord
  • To know who you are in Christ, and
  • To impart that strength to your kids.
In other words, He wants you to be MomStrong! So if you’re feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong

Friday, September 15, 2017

These Healing Hills by Ann H Gabhart

Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII's end writes to tell her he's in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service.

Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he's at a loss when it comes to envisioning what's next for his life.

When Francine's and Ben's paths intersect, it's immediately clear that they are from different worlds and value different things. But love has a way of healing old wounds . . . and revealing tantalizing new possibilities.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Will Not See by Chautona Havig---GIVEAWAY!!!!

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When Vikki Jeffries wakes up in a Rockland hotel with no idea of who she is and why she can’t remember… well, anything, the Rockland medical community begins to take a closer look at what may have happened to cause a second case of inexplicable amnesia.
But for Vikki, this is more than a medical anomaly–it’s her life. What is she doing in Rockland, thousands of miles away from her home in Apache Junction, Arizona? Who is she? Why is no one looking for her? Or are they?
Will Not See: Not everything is as it seems.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The assault by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt and Alton Gansky

The Next Wave of Stories in the Harbingers Series Arrives
Cycle 2 of the Harbingers series continues the story of four gifted strangers brought together to fight a growing darkness.

In Bill Myers's "The Revealing," the team finds themselves in Rome trying to retrieve the mystical spear Hitler once owned--the very spear that pierced Christ's side. This task will take them from hidden chambers inside the Vatican to a mysterious seaside cave with powers they could never expect.

Frank Peretti's "Infestation" unleashes a microscopic evil on the world that deceives, blinds, kills, then spreads. The Harbingers team must confront a monster bent on seducing and destroying mankind.

In "Infiltration" by Angela Hunt, the team is wounded and barely holding together. Forced to split up, they realize their investigations have led them into dangerous waters.

Alton Gansky's "The Fog" unleashes a supernatural mist unlike any other. There are vicious things in the fog that kill whatever they find. One team member realizes that the ultimate sacrifice may have to be made.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman

Could God be o­ffering Charlotte a second chance at true love?
Charlo­tte Dolinsky needs time to recover after breaking up with her boyfriend, Ryan. But when a surprise visitor shows up on her doorstep in Texas, she’s forced to put aside her own worries to help her Amish friends in Lancaster County. Soon she is entangled in a web of deception—and this time, she isn’t the only one keeping secrets.
Daniel Byler struggles each day in his Amish community to heal from his fiancĂ©e’s betrayal. When he discovers that a member of his family is in danger of being shunned, his pain turns to fear. His only way to help is by partnering with Charlo­tte, a woman he barely knows who has already deceived them all before.
Charlo­tte begins building a friendship with Daniel that she’ll need to lean on when more surprises surface from her past and she once again finds herself torn between two worlds. Will Charlotte’s friends in the Amish community be able to show her the power of redemption and lead her home? And can she help young Jacob realize that God offers second chances at happiness when she isn’t even sure herself?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday-- Books Made Into Movies

Top Ten Tuesday

Books Made Into Movies

Most of the time the book is always better than the movie. It's just a fact of life. The book gives so many more details usually and there is only so much you can do with a movie in an hour and a half. But these movies I am going to list while maybe not as good as the book, can be entertaining to watch. I'm shooting for 10 Christian fiction movies here. We will see how well I do.

Love Comes Softly (10th Anniversary Collection)
1. Love Comes Softly Series
I really do like these movies. The first one varied a little from the books by making Missy older and I actually understand that. I really liked the first couple that they made but the last few weren't my favorites because they strayed so much from the books. Still this series is great to watch if you are looking for wholesome entertainment. But hey, give the books a shot too. You won't be sorry.

Karen Kingbury's A Time to Dance
2. A Time to Dance
I LOVED this movie! To be fair I haven't read the book, but they did a fantastic job making this movie. It literally moved me to tears. I really should read this book!

The Last Sin Eater
3. The Last Sin Eater
Again I haven't read this book but I have several very reliable sources who say it is wonderful. It is on my TBR pile. I have however seen some of this movie and I was completely confused. I'm going to say read the book first if you are attempting to watch this one.

The Christmas Box / Timepiece
4. The Christmas Box/ Timepiece
I love these movies. They are some of my favorite movies to watch at Christmas. They are very well done and worth the watch. I haven't read the books (this is a book blog right? Ha!) but I know the movies are great.

Saving Sarah Cain
5. Saving Sarah Cain
I loved this book! I wanted to like the movie just as much but I didn't like it much at all. It was one of those where they left out things that I felt were important and just really let me down. Read the book it's excellent!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Widescreen Edition)
6. The Chronicles of Narnia
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

So I loved this movie when I saw it. I loved how the Bible came to life thorough this movie. I haven't read the books but I know others who have and they enjoyed the movie also.

Like Dandelion Dust
7. Like Dandelion Dust
I read this book. This was not my favorite Karen Kingsbury book anyway, but surprisingly the movie was still worse than the book. Having a recognizable cast didn't help this one for me.

Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge: The Complete Story
8. The Bridge
I really liked this movie. But I waited until both parts came out before I watched it. Talk about an angry bunch when they split this one up a few Christmas's ago. Excellent movie and the book is on my TBR for Christmas this year.

Beverly Lewis' the Shunning
9. The Shunning
I have been told that this is Beverly Lewis' best series, but I haven't read it yet. These movies were decent. I would love to read these books too. I actually have them in my TBR Pile as soon as I can get the third book. I do not like reading a series until I have them all.

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10. The Passion of the Christ
Ok, so I was grasping at straws but this is about the Bible. The Bible is a book non-fiction, but still it. I loved this movie! Mel Gibson did an excellent job of portraying scripture in this movie while still keeping it very close to scripture. It's one of my all time favorite Bible based movies.

Whew! I made it. That was actually kind of tough. What did I miss? Do you agree with my thoughts on these movies? Do you have some to recommend that I didn't mention? Let me know in the comments.