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Love Him Anyway Blog Tour Day 1

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As the Chief Operating Office of Ambassador International, I don’t get to decide which books we publish, instead I have the joy of helping our authors and their books as they make their way through the publishing process. One of my favorite parts of my job, though, is the proofreading that I get to do. It helps me keep up with what we’re publishing.

I am honored to be opening the blog tour of Love Him Anyway by Abby Banks and to share with you my heart on this book. Here’s where I have to fully confess first. When I first started the {proof}reading of Love Him Anyway, I found myself thinking, Why are we publishing this book!?!? {Sorry, Abby.} The second thought that trailed not too far behind was, How am I supposed to get people to buy this book?!?! {Again, super sorry about that, Abby}. You should have seen me. Here I was trying to work, and instead I was a sobbing basket case. I couldn’t read through the tears pouring down my face! But as sad as I was, I had been “sucked in” to the story, and I couldn’t stop reading. Abby’s writing was so raw and real, she hooked me in. I am fairly certain I finished this proofreading in record time! And I can honestly tell you, I’m glad I did finish it and it’s a story that I now highly recommend.

I don’t want to give too many spoilers, but as you can find in the book description, Abby’s son, Wyatt, was paralyzed at 7-months old. {I am sure this book was especially hard for me to read because I’m “Mom” to a seven-month old son}. But this story isn’t just about Wyatt—it’s about the entire Banks family, and for me, it was a story about Abby, a fellow mom. As I read Love Him Anyway, I kept picturing the face of my baby and thinking, What if that had been me? What if MY son had become paralyzed? And this point here is what I’d like to focus on. What if it had been my son? Or, what if, instead of watching the livestream of a 5-month-old’s funeral from my living room {like I did yesterday}, I was the mom that had to stand there in the church, brokenhearted at my loss. I’m fortunate to still have my healthy, happy little 7-month old boy with me today, but I’m not guaranteed that, not even for the next five minutes. My boy belongs to Jesus first and foremost, and what Abby taught me through her story is to trust the Lord through the good times and the bad. It’s easy to say this from this side of the mountain, but my prayer is that if I ever face a trial like the Banks family, that I’ll respond as they did and cling to the Lord and “find hope in the hardest places.”

I was moved by Abby’s strength amidst the turmoil, and while she calls Wyatt her hero, I call her mine. She admits that their lives aren’t always easy and that she doesn’t always respond as she should, but that’s just a part of being human, and the overall theme you’ll find in Love Him Anyway is that the Banks family loves and trusts the Lord, despite of and through the trials they face.

You need to know in advance that Love Him Anyway is a hard read, especially if you’re a mom, but it’s such an encouragement and I highly recommend it—not because I’m the Chief Operating Officer of the company that published it—but because I believe you’ll get the same lesson from it that I did: Life may be hard sometimes, but God is good all the time and you can always find hope in those hard places. And sometimes, we need that reminder.

Love Him Anyway releases February 21, 2017 in paperback at all major retailers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Christianbook.com. You can also purchase Love Him Anyway through Ambassador International’s online store and use the coupon code “LoveHim” for a 10% discount. Lastly, you can enter to win a free signed copy below.

And if you’re local, you can join the Banks family at the Barnes and Noble at The Shops at Greenridge on March 18th from 10am-12pm for a book signing. We’d love to have you there!

Win a signed copy of Love Him Anyway!

 

No matter where you get Love Him Anyway, just make sure you have tissues handy!

 

And stay tuned for Day 2 of the blog tour at rebelbookreviews.blogspot.com.

$.99 Kindle Sale!

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Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life” is on sale for just $.99!

Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life is for women who are looking for helpful information on how to apply the various Christian disciplines into their lives. This book will also give readers encouragement through their reading about other historical figures (through short biographical sketches) who have struggled with the same issues as the reader. Each chapter ends with applications readers can use to begin growing in the individual disciplines each chapter covers.

 
practicaldisciplinesPractical Disciplines of a Christian Life ends with a chapter which encourages readers to continue growing and moving forward in their Christian life, reminding them that it is not a one-time deal, but that they are to grow each and every day. They are to look for ways that God has moved them forward in their Christian growth by being able to look back and see where they have come from. Overall, Practical Disciplines of a Christian Life is to be an encouragement to all women who read it that they, too, can move forward in their Christian growth and they don’t have to feel stuck in place. Some Christian disciplines are a ‘trial and error’ before acquiring the knack of doing it right.

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Grab Brand New Fiction “Murder for the Time Being” for $.99!

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Don’t miss this week’s Kindle deal! Joanie Bruce’s new fiction “Murder for the Time Being” is on sale for just $.99! 

“You’ll pay for this. I’ll get you both.”

Computer expert Lexi Wynn is frightened. Someone is after her, but she doesn’t know why. Is it because of her past or because she was thrust into a deadly bank robbery and might identify the ones responsible? Escaping a failed kidnapping attempt and not sure who to trust, she hopes her specialized skills with computers might flush out the name of the killer. When a tall, dark, and handsome stranger rams into her truck with the hearse he’s driving and puts his life in danger to save hers, can she ignore the attraction she feels for him to concentrate on the killers? Or is God the only one who can save her now?murdertimebeing

Drew Sheffield is irritated when a cute lady stops abruptly in front of him and he plows into the back of her pickup. After their initial confrontation, flashbacks of honeysuckle and sassy green eyes linger in his thoughts. When Lexi is threatened, he steps in to help the feisty young woman, in spite of agonizing over a past relationship.

Can Lexi and Drew forget the tragedies of the past and embrace the feelings between them or will ghostly memories snub out the promise of a future together?

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BLACK FRIDAY EBOOK DEALS START NOW!

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HUGE THANKSGIVING – CYBER MONDAY EBOOK SALE!

It’s that time of year again when we all load up our eReaders and Tablets with great titles to get us through the winter! We’re kicking off sale our today! We’ve dropped the price on over 20 titles to just $.99! SALE STARTS NOW! Full list of titles below:

Thanksgiving (Nov 24) – Black Friday (Nov 25) eBook Deals:

Rebecca Stubbs: The Vicars Daughter  BUY NOW!

Caged Dove BUY NOW!

Good-Bye, Lover BUY NOW!

From Driftwood to Sapphire BUY NOW!

From Dishes to Snow BUY NOW!

Alana Candler, Marked For Murder BUY NOW!

A Memory Worth Dying For BUY NOW!

The Color of My Heart BUY NOW!

Guardian Spirit BUY NOW!

Patch Town: Up From The Ashes BUY NOW!

Patch Town: A Letter From Miss. Wingate BUY NOW!

A Star to Steer By BUY NOW!

Till The Storm Passes BUY NOW!

Cleared for Planting BUY NOW!

Sown In Dark Soil BUY NOW!

Uprooted By War BUY NOW!

Transplanted to Red Clay BUY NOW!

To Comfort a King BUY NOW!

Just One Touch BUY NOW!

No Turning Back BUY NOW!

Mine To Love BUY NOW!

All That Glitters BUY NOW!

Black Friday (Nov 25) – Cyber Monday (Nov 28) eBook Deals:

Grace In The Middle: An Imperfect Journey to God’s Perfect Plan BUY NOW!

Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the Church BUY NOW!

An Infinite Journey: Growing Towards Christlikeness BUY NOW!

Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance and Redemption BUY NOW!

Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me A Better Wife BUY NOW!

The Warrior’s Bride: Biblical Strategies to Help the Military Spouse Thrive BUY NOW!

Chaplains of the Bible: Inspiration for Those Who Help Others in Crisis BUY NOW!

From The Mind of God: A Layman’s Guide to How We Got Our Bible BUY NOW!

Shorter Catechism Made Simple BUY NOW!

There’s No One Like Jesus BUY NOW!

Touching the Hem: A Biblical Response to Physical Suffering BUY NOW!

Beginning At Moses: A Guide to Finding Christ in the Old Testament BUY NOW!

What Good Is Jesus? BUY NOW!

On Borrowed Time: Stories of Unlikely Survivors and the Grace That Conquers All BUY NOW!

Astonished Beyond Measure BUY NOW!

Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living BUY NOW!

Forgiven: The Power of the Cross BUY NOW!

He Knows Her Name: An Amazing Pursuit to Adopt from India BUY NOW!

SALE! Grace In The Middle – $.99 on Kindle

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Honest, raw, and deeply compelling, Grace in the Middle is a book for anyone who’s ever felt powerless, who’s wondered, Where is God in all of this? Wendy Duke lays bare the road from heartbreak to hope, from spiritual numbness to powerful faith. In Savannah’s strength, determination, and resilience, readers will find their own.
– Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling Author of The Prayer Box and The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

Read Grace In The Middle for just $.99 on Kindle.

Grace in the Middle $.99 Kindle Sale

 

More Than His God Card – just $.99

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Today we’ve dropped the price on More Than His God Card: What Jesus Wants You to Know About Him as Revealed in His Miracles by Brian Onken to just $.99!

Many readers of the Bible assume that when Jesus did a miracle it was, fundamentally, to prove that He was God—Jesus was pulling out His “God Card.” What is startling is that Jesus never made the case that this was the primary purpose of His miracles. What if Jesus was intending to reveal something different, something more, something beyond merely proving His identity? READ MORE

MORE THAN HIS GOD CARD – get it now $.99 KINDLE

More Than His God Card

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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This week’s sale includes FOUR BOOKS, instead of just one! We’re dropping the price of the entire Crossing series by author Carrie Daws. Each one will be available for just 99¢ today only. After Thursday the price will go up to $2.99 through the weekend, and then it will return to regular price. So don’t wait- pick up your copies now!

Crossings99 saleRyan’s Crossing: After ten years, Ryan’s parents found his runaway sister, Amber. Now, as he drives to meet up with her and his parents before her wedding, his mind fills with the changes coming. Besides figuring out where she will fit into his life, a job change is on the horizon for him. But should he stick with small town life? Or should he move to Portland, Oregon? Meeting the family his sister is marrying into only brings more questions. Maybe moving to nearby Portland is the better choice. But something about the town of Crossing calls to him. Is it the friendly people who openly accept him as Amber’s brother or the cute brunette who happens to be sister of the groom? As Ryan weighs the pros and cons, He decides to put God to the test. Will He answer? Will He let him know which choices to make? And what if Ryan doesn’t like the answer? BUY NOW

Romancing Melody: Newlywed Melody Podell gives up everything she has ever known to follow her husband, a soldier in the US Army, across the country to his duty station at Fort Bragg, NC. Army life is not what she expected and she struggles to adapt to it and its constant call on her husband’s time. Soon after giving birth to their first child and dealing with her husband’s deployment to a dangerous part of the world, tragedy strikes forcing Melody to travel back to home. Walking back into the lives of her old friends in Crossing, Oregon, is the last thing Melody wants to do, but could she be missing something? Melody must decide if God is trustworthy even when she doesn’t like His plan. Is He really in control? Does He have a plan and a family for Melody in Fort Bragg? BUY NOW

Crossing’s Redemption: Many in Crossing, Oregon, would describe long-time resident Patricia Guire as an eclectic force to be reckoned with, one who speaks her mind. Yet something is changing. She seems to be dropping out of her normal activities, becoming scarce around town and less available to her friends. Amber Yager feels called to check in on Patricia. Yet as she spends time with her and discovers Patricia’s hidden past, she is drawn in to a group that brings disquiet to her own soul, ripping open old wounds. Will the love she’s found in Crossing be taken from her? Or could both Amber and Patricia finally find peace as God shines light into the darkest places of their hearts? BUY NOW

Crossing Values: For years, Amber traipsed around the Northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refused to let anyone get close to her as she slowly made her way east. As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, she decides to take a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known before.
Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, she watches for cracks in the façade. Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge.
Or could she be wrong? Could they truly be genuine? Could Faye understand the trauma from her past or Peter think of her as more than just the winter
office help? Could this family really hold the key to what she’s seeking? BUY NOW

Last Chance for Pre-Order Freebies!

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To celebrate the launch of Kelly McCorkle Parkison’s highly anticipated new book He Knows Her Name: An Amazing Pursuit to Adopt From India, we’re offering the pre-order perks through TODAY! Kelly shares her exciting experiences going from the pageant stage, to the reality show spotlight, to the adventure-filled world of motherhood and adoption. BUY NOW on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Christian Book!

Order Kelly McCorkle Parkison’s new book He Knows Her Name and you’ll enjoy some great freebies and offers including:

Presale-Instagram+ A digital preview of the first six chapters

+ Exclusive Together In The Journey: 14-Day Devotional For Adopting Parents

+ Free download of Kyle Sherman’s latest single You Said My Name
+ A chance to win a handmade bracelet from LOFT218
Simply purchase your book from an online retailer and forward your receipt to [email protected] to receive your pre-order bundle!
The book is available at the following retailers:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Christian Book