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Three Ambassador Books Announced as Grace Awards Finalists

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The reader-driven literary award, Grace Awards, calls itself “the little engine that could” of Christian fiction awards. The Grace Awards is now in its eighth year. Learn more about the Grace Awards HERE.

We are excited {and honored} to announce that the following three Ambassador’s 2017 releases are finalists in the 2018 Grace Awards:

WOMEN’S FICTION/GENERAL FICTION:

Where the Sky Meets the Sand by Chris Loehmer Kincaid

Where the Sky Meets the Sand

The story of Jenny Neumeyer and Ole, a homeless boy she befriends while she and her husband are on vacation in Kenya. As she comes to terms with a secret in her past, two missionaries to Africa discover discover Ole and are determined to lead him home. Along the way, they realize that the boy is not the only one who is lost.

Learn more about Chris Loehmer Kincaid and Where the Sky Meets the Sand HERE.

ACTION-ADVENTURE/WESTERN/EPIC FICTION

The Reliant by Dr. Patrick Johnston

The Reliant

When the dollar collapses, widespread rioting and looting threaten the peace of a family in Zanesville, Ohio. Eight children tragically lose their parents in the chaos. The oldest, 19-year-old lovesick Sophie, is forced to care for her defenseless and hungry siblings in a stretch of woods surrounded by lawless anarchy. Their father has been killed, and their mother and Adam, Sophie’s fiancé, have gone missing. Running out of food and facing threats from encroaching marauders, they are tempted to doubt God’s love.

Learn more about Dr. Johnston and The Reliant HERE.

YOUNG ADULT:

Mission of a Lifetime by Priscilla J. Krahn

Mission of a Lifetime

A missing airplane . . . Hostile tribes . . . Mysterious kidnappings . . . Responsibility falls upon twenty-one-year-old William Rodriguez when his missionary parents disappear in the hostile jungles of Columbia. Willie knows that he has to go find them, but what will it cost him? When Willie finds himself in the midst of a drug smuggling ring, difficult decisions are thrust upon him. Can he escape his captors before his family is killed? Can he find forgiveness in his heart for the very people who ruined his life or will it only bring back more painful memories? Will he be able to survive the mission of a lifetime?

Learn more about Priscilla J. Krahn and Mission of a Lifetime HERE.

Winners to be announced in June.

Murder for the Time Being Won Finalist Award

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Readers’ Favorite recognizes Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce in its annual international book award contest.

Ambassador International is proud to announce that Murder for the Time Being by Joanie Bruce won the Readers’ Favorite Finalist Award in the Christian – Fiction category.

Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

“When the right books are picked as winners we pay attention. We will be spreading the word about Readers’ Favorite.” –Karen A., Editor for Penguin Random House

 

99¢ Sale TODAY ONLY!

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Before the day is out, be certain to take advantage of this week’s book sale!  For today only, The Conversational Bible: The New Testament in Story Form is available for only 99¢!  This newly-released book by Angela Scott is a treasure for those who seek to understand the Bible in a fresh, accessible format.  Tomorrow, the price for this book returns to $9.99, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Conversational Bible coverWhat is more important for a young Christian than to be deeply and intimately familiar with the life of Christ? The Conversational Bible: The New Testament in Story Form walks through the events, teachings, and miracles of the New Testament, as well as the growth of the early church and the work of the apostles. Scripture is explained in an approachable, conversational style in order to appeal to new believers of all ages. Few things are more important in a Christian’s walk than the diligent reading of God’s Word, and The Conversational Bible encourages that practice while also expanding upon the teachings of Scripture, making it the perfect companion for the follower of Christ. The Conversational Bible, an update of History of the New Testament in Words of One Syllable, published in 1888, also contains many of the engravings found in the original. BUY NOW

 

 

Sale for Today Only!

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Only for today, Kelly McCorkle Parkison’s inspirational book, He Knows Her Name, goes on sale for $2.99! More than just a wonderful story of the Parkisons’ adoption of their daughter, Lyla, this book is an excellent resource for those considering the path of adoption.  Be sure to take advantage of this sale, and pick up your copy for the price returns to $9.99!

HeKnowsHerName-2.99He Knows Her Name: There are an estimated 20 million orphans in the country of India. Thanks to Kelly and Scott Parkison, that number has decreased by one. Having promised to never return to India after her experience on the reality show The Amazing Race, Kelly never dreamed she would one day be a mother to a beautiful Indian girl named Lyla. This is the amazing and true story of how God uses the most unlikely circumstances for His greater purpose. Calling the Parkison’s adoption story a rollercoaster ride of emotion would be an understatement. After almost every major decision in the Parkison’s adoption process, God put a twist in their carefully laid plans only to lead them to greater opportunities. Faced with an overwhelming amount of fundraising, mountains of adoption paperwork, an unexpected pregnancy, a medical issue to patch with their new daughter, and the adjustment of bringing their child into a new culture, the Parkisons clung to God through their whirlwind adoption of Lyla. Their heartwarming story is a beautiful testament to the gift of adoption on this earth and the love of God for all of us as His children. BUY NOW

Newly-Released Book on Sale!

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For today only, you can pick up The Inconceivable Truth by Joanna Graham, one of our brand-new titles, for a significantly reduced price!  Until the end of today, you can purchase The Inconceivable Truth for only $1.99; compare that to the standard $9.99 price!  Pick it up before the sale ends tonight!

The Inconceivable Truth: As one of the most heartbreaking experiences in life, infertility can shatter dreams and crush spirits in its unyielding wake. Almost taboo, this struggle is rarely discussed within many Christian circles, which can leave affected couples with more questions than answers. The InconceivableTruthInconceivable Truth provides a new approach for addressing some of the struggles Christian couples face today and the truth of what it is to be unable to conceive. It is the author’s hope that as you confront some of the same issues she did, her story will help you to make God-honouring decisions and understand better the place of infertility in our lives. To find peace and joy in this difficult season, our counsel must be rooted in the Bible and in Christ. Join Joanna as she shares what God taught her during her family’s infertility journey. May His book come alive in ways that will excite your soul and draw your heart and eyes upward to Jesus. BUY NOW

Series Sale! 99¢ Each!

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Exclusive for this week’s sale is the entire Appalachian Roots series by Janice Cole Hopkins!  For today only, you can purchase Cleared For Planting, Sown in Dark Soil, and the newly-released  Uprooted by War each for only 99¢!  This is a one-time opportunity, and after today each book returns to their standard price of $5.99.  Don’t miss out on this deal!

Cleared For Planting: Living in the Appalachian Mountains in 1804 takes a strong person, and the unexpected can be lurking just around the corner. Emma has high hopes when her family moves to the North Carolina mountains. Her father appears to have finally quit drinking, and he plans to settle their family once and for all near the Linville River. Here Emma meets Edgar Moretz, an intelligent, passionate, and godly young man. Things are looking up for her, but when she is captured by a Cherokee raiding party, Emma’s problems have just begun. Years later, Clifton has finally finished his medical training and plans to spend some time at his family’s mountain farm until he can decide his next step. He also hopes God will send him a special woman to become his wife. But when she arrives unexpectedly, he finds that the road to happiness is not always smooth. BUY NOW

Sown in Dark Soil: The Appalachian Mountains are a beautiful place for life and love—but they can prove harsh and treacherous to the unexperienced. After the death of their father, Ivy and Leah Morgan are suddenly thrust into unpleasant, arranged marriages by their mother. Ivy, however, has other plans. Having fallen in love with Luke Moretz, Ivy is insistent upon running away to Luke’s farm in the Appalachian Mountains—far from her home and her mother’s disapproval.
Convincing her sister to come along, the Morgan girls leave town with Luke. Along the way, feelings between Ivy and Luke become strained as Ivy’s true personality and distaste for the mountains begin to show. Luke must face following his growing attraction to Leah or keeping his promise to Ivy. Meanwhile, Leah can’t help falling for all the things about Luke that her sister seems to dislike. Mixed emotions and the testing of relationships lead to dangerous and unfortunate circumstances that put any chance of future happiness at risk. Will this journey bring the sisters closer than ever, or drive them further apart than they could have ever imagined? BUY NOW

Uprooted by War: When brother must fight against brother, tragedy and terror become all-too-familiar visitors. The fate of a nation, and a family, hangs in the balance.
It’s 1862, and the Civil War has arrived at last in Appalachia. Fearing that he will be drafted by the Confederacy, Luke Moretz leaves his farm and his wife, Leah, behind to join the Union. Although he loves the South, Luke can’t abide slavery. However, Luke’s brother-in-law and best friend, Lawrence, disagrees and will fight for the Confederacy. How can Luke keep his faith when faced with UprootedByWarinsurmountable obstacles and horrendous conditions amidst the turmoil of war? Meanwhile, at their mountain farm, Leah is weighed down with the responsibility of now taking care of the family. Scavengers, raiders, and bushwhackers are always a threat in the Appalachians, but deserters and slave catchers pose new dangers. Hawk, the Cherokee brave who has long loved Emma, helps ease Leah’s burdens, but nothing can soothe her heartache. Plagued by fears of a husband lost to war, she knows she must lean on God now more than ever, but hope begins to run scarce in these difficult times. BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For today only: you can buy Miriam Jones Bradley’s book, The Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar for only 99¢.   Normally sold for $5.99, this is a great deal that won’t pop up again!  For both young readers and readers young at heart, The Nearly Twins is a book full of fun, excitement, and mystery.  Treat yourself to a 99¢ adventure and pick up your copy today!

nearly twinsThe Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar: May Lynn Neely is 27 days older than her brother, Bryce, which makes them “nearly twins.” They’re smart, curious, and full of energy—so much energy you might think there ought to be more than just the two of them. This brother-sister pair brings loads of fun wherever they go. Buried treasure doesn’t have to be only in a pirate’s chest and adventures aren’t only for grown-ups. Now that they’re back home after helping the Double Cousins solve the mystery of Custer’s gold, the Nearly Twins are itching to have a mystery of their own. So excitement runs high when they dig up an old mason jar with objects sealed inside. Does the Alzheimer’s patient hold the crucial clue? Can they fit together the history and people, as well as the geography and geology of the western North Carolina mountains, to find the answer? Is there an actual treasure at the end of their quest?  BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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Today’s book sale features the new novel by Debbie Gilliland, Mine To Love.  Debbie Gilliland is also the author of the tremendously popular Biblical fiction story, To Comfort a King, and her new book, just 99¢ today, tells the equally touching story of James, a man seeking to overcome past regrets and reconnect with a daughter he’s never known.  After today the book returns to its normal price of $5.99, so pick up your copy today!

mine to loveMine to Love: James Hawthorne, a widowed and recently retired minister, has searched for and found his only child, given up for adoption at birth. Leaving behind his congregation, he purchases a house next to his daughter, Marta, now an adult with a family of her own. James longs to reconnect with Marta, but secrets and tragedy force him to question everything. Tracking down the biological mother, he finds a broken woman who is weary of living. Of all the souls he has ministered to, the mother of his child is the last person he ever expected to help. In his quest for answers, she reveals information that both devastates James and sets him free. Beset by uncertainty and doubt, James must rely on faith, love, and his belief in family. Already very attached to Marta and her child, he knows they need him more than ever. But will he ever know for certain if he is Marta’s father? Will he ever have the family he has secretly wept for all of his adult life? BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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Before midnight tonight, take the opportunity to purchase the riveting physical and spiritual story of Brett Parks, a Navy airman whose world was turned upside-down when he was shot by a criminal, inflicting a devastating bullet wound.  For today only, Miracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life by Brett Parks can be purchased for only 99¢!  The standard price for this remarkable book returns to $9.99 after today, so pick up your copy now!

miracle manMiracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life: October 17, 2012 started as any other day for Navy airman and fitness trainer Brett Parks until he heard screams for help. Without hesitation, he ran towards the sound and apprehended the mugger, unaware that the criminal had a gun. Moments later, the attacker fired a devastating shot directly into Brett’s body. The bullet shredded Brett’s kidney, pierced his intestines, and destroyed several inches of the largest vein in his body. Three sets of surgeons’ hands applied pressure inside Brett’s open stomach to stop the bleeding while nurses delivered coolers full of blood to the operating room every 15 minutes. As the medical team worked fervently to save Brett’s life, his wife received the bleak news that their unborn daughter and young son may grow up without a father. But the God whom Brett had given his life to years before had other plans. After a medical battle that included a 20-day coma, multiple surgeries, and an unexpected amputation, Brett emerged from his coma to begin a long and challenging recovery—medically and spiritually. Miracle Man details Brett Parks recovery as he experienced it and the miracles and greatness of our God in heaven; however, Miracle Man is less about Brett and more about what God has done through his story. Miracle Man: A Bullet that Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life shows readers how to:
• prepare (by doing what God puts in front of you),
• set goals (by being who God wants you to be), and
• never give up (because God has a purpose for your life that only
you can fulfill).

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