Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CFBA: Unbreakable

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Bethany House Publishers (February 1, 2013)


Nancy Mehl


Nancy Mehl lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Norman and their dog, Watson. She’s authored thirteen books and is currently at work on her newest series for Bethany House Publishing.

All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “It’s a part of me and of everything I think or do. God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan especially for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”

She and her husband attend Believer’s Tabernacle in Wichita.


Mennonite Romantic Suspense Sure to Thrill Readers

Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite Hope's and other Kingdom residents' attempts to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, and when one of Kingdom's own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope's fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence.

When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can't help but question what she's always been taught. As the town that's always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Unbreakable, go HERE.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Troubling Questions for Calvinists...And All the Rest of Us

Troubling Questions for Calvinists...And All the Rest of Us[Paperback]

F. LaGard Smith

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Cotswold Publishing (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966006054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966006056

  • What are the hard questions typically never asked by Calvinists?

    Why do so many Calvinists live as if they were not Calvinists, and so many non-Calvinists live as if they were?

    Is it really possible to be just a three-point or two-point Calvinist?

    In what ways does the problem of sin challenge even non-Calvinists?

    Do we sin because we are sinners, or are we sinners because we sin?

    Is it possible to live without sinning?

    Troubling Questions for Calvinists is uniquely designed to ask the hard questions that rarely seem to be addressed about one of religion's most popular belief systems. Even Calvinism's milder forms raise troubling questions about the nature of God, Christ's atoning death, and the nature of man.

    Yet, non-Calvinists often share many of the same assumptions underlying Calvinism, such as the doctrine of original sin, innate depravity, and the impossibility of falling way from faith. Can those doctrines withstand close scrutiny?

    About the Author

    F. LaGard Smith is the author of 25 books on a wide variety of topics, both doctrinal and inspirational. He is also the compiler and narrator of the best-selling The Daily Bible. Smith's Restoration background, teaching, lecturing, and wrting have contributed keen insight into both the Scriptures themselves and the practical outworking of God's Word in the lives of believers.

    Sunday, March 10, 2013

    CFBA: Flight of the Earls

    This week, the

    Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

    is introducing

    Flight of the Earls

    B&H Books (January 1, 2013)


    Michael Reynolds


    Michael K. Reynolds is the writer and producer of Emmy and Telly Award-winning film campaigns and has more than two decades of experience in fiction, journalism, copywriting, and documentary production. He owns Global Studio, a marketing agency, and is also an active leader in church and business, speaking in both ministry and corporate settings. Michael lives with his wife and three children in Reno, Nevada.


    It’s 1846 in Ireland. When her family’s small farm is struck by famine, Clare Hanley and her younger brother, Seamus, set out across the ocean to the Promised Land of America.

    Five years prior, Clare’s older sister Margaret and her Uncle Tomas emigrated in similar fashion and were not to be heard from again. But Clare must face her fears as she lands in the coming-of-age city of New York. There she discovers love, adventure, tragedy, and a terrible secret which threatens to destroy her family and all she believes.

    Flight of the Earls is the first book in a historical novel trilogy based on Irish immigration in the 1840s.

    If you'd like to read the first chapter of Flight of the Earls, go HERE

    Sunday, March 03, 2013

    CFBA: Redeeming Grace

    is introducing

    Redeeming Grace

    Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas;
    1st edition (February 28, 2013)


    Ward Tanneberg


    Ward Tanneberg is a pastor/writer/novelist who has given more than 50 years to evangelism, youth, college and pastoral ministry, including two Pacific Northwest churches and 23 years as the senior pastor at Valley Christian Center in Dublin, CA. In 2008, he was named President/Executive Director of The CASA Network. Ward speaks extensively at 50+ retreats and ministry leadership events in the USA and elsewhere. When at home he meets weekly with a group of business and professional leaders. He and Dixie have 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and a great grandson.


    Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows: her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn't find you?

    Those nine chilling words end Grafton's self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?

    If you would like to read the first chapter of Redeeming Grace, go HERE.

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