Use #iTravelWithAIBooks and You Could Win!

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Books can take you anywhere you want to go! We know you like to read a lot of places. Show us where you take your Ambassador book and you could win our latest giveaway! The rules are pretty simple, but here they are:
1. Like us on Facebook or Instagram
2. Snap a pic of you with your aibook
3. Tag Ambassador International & use the hashtag #iTravelWithaiBooks

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Winner gets an Ambassador book of their choice! Winner will be chosen 2/28!

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a powerful non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Dr. Hisashi Nakaidoh’s book Healing Hearts: A leading pediatric heart surgeon learns about the journey from grief to life from these inspiring mothers of his lost patients for less than a buck for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. 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 this book right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.

HealingHearsSynopsis: For pediatric heart surgeon Hisashi Nikaidoh, MD, a chance encounter near the hospital cafeteria would stay in his mind forever. The woman he ran into had lost her son in this hospital years earlier. Now she was working in the very place that had been unable to save her child’s life. Dr. Nikaidoh was stunned.  He wondered how she could tolerate coming here every day. But respecting her privacy, he never asked the question. After losing his own son in a tragic accident several years later, Dr. Nikaidoh struggled terribly under the weight of his own grief.  And his thoughts went back to this woman.  What did she know that he could learn—this loving mother who seemed to have made peace with her loss?  Healing Hearts shares eight mothers’ deeply honest and gut-wrenching journeys through grief—their pain, anger, attempts at solace with alcohol and bad relationships—as well as their decisions to honor their children by committing to lives of service. These stories, and that of the doctor with whom they share a unique bond, serve as testaments to God’s everlasting love and mercy, and guideposts on our own journeys of grief. BUY NOW

Love Your Library: Valentine’s Sale

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Do you love your library? You may love it even more after this sweet sale! We’re spreading the love with a sweet sale. You can pick up these inspiring love stories for just $.99 each!

A Little Irish Love Story: Set in post WWII Ireland, this retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth is an incredible love story . . . with a twist.

Elderly Sarah returns to her hometown of Adare, Ireland with her daughter-in-law, Anna. The suffering that World War II brought them was unimaginable, but they still have each other. With all their loved ones killed in the war, the two women have nothing but a hope that one distant relative will help them. Will this new beginning bring the healing that both of them have prayed for? BUY NOW

Valentines BannerNo Turning Back: In 1898, Alex Meissen, son of a wealthy Austrian bureaucrat, falls in love with beautiful Katy Thannen, the household maid. Forbidden to marry, Alex devises a plan for them to sail to America to begin a new life together. When the plan fails, there is no turning back. Alone in New York City, Katy faces a devastating dilemma. If Alex finds her, can they start over considering the secret she now bears? BUY NOW

The Wild Rose of LancasterThe Wild Rose of Lancaster (Book One): When her young husband dies, Elizabeth Davidson Cameron attempts to make a life for herself and her young son. Alone, and overwhelmed by grief, she loses everything—even her faith. Forced to return to Wildrose, the family-owned farm situated in the picturesque Ohio Valley, Elizabeth defies social proprieties and seeks employment. Born with the fiery blood of her Scottish father and grandfather, sons of clan Davidson, Elizabeth vows to succeed without the aid of God or family. BUY NOW

Wild Rose of Promise (Book Two): Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Ohio Valley in 1880, the Davidsons of Wildrose meet the challenges of the new decade. Jacob, Wild Rose of Promiseyoungest son of the influential Davidsons of Lancaster Ohio, is devastated when the law of sowing and reaping come to his doorstep, dashing any hope of a future with Caroline, and unknowingly leaving a child alone and unwanted. As Jacob of old, he wrestles with God and finds the touch of God that cripples, becomes his strength. Elizabeth, impulsive and independent, is overwhelmed with doubt when Dr. Stephen Whitman proposes marriage. Her high spirits and stubborn ways, characteristic of her Scottish ancestry, cause her much grief. Refusing marriage, she throws herself into the Suffrage Movement, speaking for women’s rights. Too late, she realizes her love for Stephen, but he is going away. Shattered by their unequal yoke, Isaac and Delilah attempt to restore an estranged relationship. Isaac finds his Christian faith a challenge, and Delilah prays for God to untangle the web of doubt and mistrust, and bring Isaac back to her. BUY NOW

Sword of the Wild Rose: When his young wife is brutally murdered in a senseless raid, Derick Davidson, son of a Scottish chieftain, seeks revenge. Suspected by the English authorities, he flees Scotland, arriving in Boston at the onset of the American Revolution. He meets the colorful frontiersman, Daniel Morgan who talks of war and freedom. But another war rages inside Derick’s heart, a deadly conflict that challenges the very core of his political and spiritual beliefs. He follows one burning desire—to be free. BUY NOW

 

$2.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new cookbook for just $2.99! Pick up Tori Winkelman’s cookbook Faith, Hope, Love & a Whisk: Breakfast with the Savior at a deep discount for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. So don’t wait– pick up this book right now for just $2.99 on Kindle.

FaithHopeLove-SaleSynopsis: Some of my fondest childhood memories come from sitting around the kitchen table with my family. Each day, after sitting down at the table, my dad would bless the food, and then we would talk, laugh, and tell stories about our day while enjoying the beautiful meal my mom had prepared. It was something so simple; but it drew our family closer together. Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk: Breakfast With the Savior combines my two passions in life: God’s Word and cooking. It is designed to bring you closer to the Lord and to bring your family around the kitchen table. It is a different type of devotional, one you can read while you are making breakfast or brunch for your family and friends. Inside, you’ll find thirty home-style recipes that put a spin on the classic breakfasts that I grew up enjoying. The devotionals I have written are for women who want to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and live their life for Him. Everything we do, we do for the Lord, even cooking! So start your morning with Jesus. When you open up this cookbook to find a breakfast recipe, read the devotional while you’re cooking, and spend time in prayer with the Savior. BUY NOW

You’re Invited to a Smile Party!

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You’re invited to the premier Smile Party!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and Ambassador International just released an adorable children’s book called Everyone Smiles in an effort to fight against tooth decay, which happens to be the most common and most preventaSmile Party Inviteble disease in children. Authors Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey, Jr. will read and sign copies of their new children’s book Everyone Smiles at the Barnes and Noble at the Shops at Greenridge in Greenville, South Carolina on Wednesday, February 18 at 10am. This FREE event includes a reading, craft, snack, goodie bags, song and more. Everyone who attends will also be entered to win more than $200 in free dental care from Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry.

Don’t keep this fun event to yourself! TWEET about this party now!

A Giveaway With Heart for Valentine’s Day

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Love is in the air! Ambassador International wants to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a giveaway! One random winner will receive a bag of Chocolate Meltaways from Bakers Candies, a beautiful frameable art print from Red Letter Words and a copy of our popular new cookbook Faith, Hope, Love and a Whisk: Breakfast with the Savior. To enter, fill out this short form. We’ll draw a random winner on Monday, February 16. Feel like sharing the love? Then share this graphic with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest! And don’t forget to ENTER NOW!

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(Available to residents of the US only.)

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Lisa Arnold’s book For Sanity’s Sake: Devotions For the Temporarily Insane: Otherwise Known as the Menopausal Woman for less than a buck for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. 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 this book right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.

ForSanity'sSakeSynopsis: For Sanity’s Sake is a 365-day survival guide for women experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of perimenopause. Anxiety, fuzzy-brain, fatigue, and headaches are only some of the symptoms plaguing menopausal women. With such menacing symptoms, concentration on long, drawn out Bible Studies is often impossible. Many women feel guilty and often force themselves to muddle through, gaining nothing but frustration from the experience. Each devotion is designed to help women cope spiritually and emotionally with daily hormonal fluctuations and distractions. Women struggling with severe hormonal imbalances often struggle with deciphering the right or wrong of their emotions. Even when they know the right or wrong, their extreme emotional state makes it difficult to always choose God’s way Everything women need to persevere through menopause is provided through the power of the Holy Spirit, and it is imperative that women learn how to launch a counter attack against their fleshly emotions. For Sanity’s Sake provides that added spiritual boost needed to fight and ultimately win each daily battle. Through personal experiences, experiences of other women (and men), and Bible characters, this devotional helps women come to a realization that they are not alone in their menopausal struggles and that the best years of their lives are yet to come.

Children’s Book Fights Against Growing Oral Health Crisis

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Book’s Release Coincides with Children’s Dental Health Month

For immediate release: Tooth decay is the most common and most preventable disease in children, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. In an effort to promote children’s oral health routines within international households and families, authors Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey Jr. announce the release of their children’s book Everyone Smiles (Ambassador International; February 2015; $14.99, hardcover).

Using beautiful9781620205105 photography of children from a diverse range of backgrounds and cool- catchy-rhymes, Everyone Smiles is a fun, interactive and educational book. An avid volunteer with organizations providing free dental services to impoverished families, Gary says he has seen firsthand the importance of educating children about the necessity of brushing and flossing. “It can be a frustrating task for parents,” admits Gary, “but we hope this book will be a tool that can make these critical lessons easy for kids to learn.”

One in seven children between the ages of 6-19 has an untreated dental cavity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For children of poverty the statistics are even worse with one in four between the ages of 3-5 and 6-9 having an untreated cavity, according to the CDC. Here are some other interesting dental care statistics:

  • Americans spent $106 billion on dental care in 2010, according to Pew Center study.
  • 108 million children and adults lack dental insurance, according to a Surgeon General’s report.
  • Only 48% of children entering kindergarten have seen a dentist within the past year, says the CDC.
  • Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma.

Everyone Smiles features children from diverse backgrounds, which was key for Ashley, the daughter of a dentist and dental hygienist. “A smile can break through so many cultural and language barriers,” says Ashley. “Being confident of your smile can lead to confidence in other areas of life.” The co-authors’ platform, the Kersey Kids Club, focuses on supporting health educational resources for young children and families and the power of a  smile.

About the Authors: Born and raised in North Carolina, Gary Kersey earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Morehouse College. He continued his education by working towards a Masters degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. Gary is an aspiring dental professional hoping to combine his background in the sciences and modern languages to elevate dental care in underserved areas.

Ashley Grisham, a native of San Diego, CA, grew up as the daughter of both a U.S. Navy Captain dentist and a dental hygienist. A graduate of Spelman College, Grisham earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and holds a minor in Chinese language. Ashley is currently finishing her last year at Georgetown law school and upon graduation will join the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.

For interview requests or to request a review copy of Everyone Smiles please contact publicist Alison Storm via email at [email protected].

Fireball Missionary Spends 65 Years Advancing Gospel

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Author David Sitton Shares Story of Missionary Mentor Joe Cannon

For immediate release: Joe Cannon devoted nearly 65 years of his life sharing the Gospel across some of the toughest terrain, to the most unloved, unreached people in the world. Cannon’s efforts have inspired countless others including author and missionary David Sitton. In Hard Fighting Soldier: Joe Cannon: 65 Years of Pioneer Gospel Exploits for the Glory of God (Ambassador International; January 2015; $13.99, paperback) author David Sitton inspires and encourages readers through the incredible story of his missionary mentor.

Hard Fighting SoldierCannon did not shy away from sharing the Gospel to even the most challenging peoples. He invested into lives throughout Japan, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea and Ukraine, often utilizing unconventional methods that earned him a reputation as a courageous fireball. “The gospel doesn’t carry itself along its own merry way,” writes Sitton. “When it runs, it runs on our legs. God’s messengers are called upon to forcefully accelerate the gospel into hazardous situations, and front line sol­diers for Christ are guaranteed to be busted up and bloodied in the fight.” Joe Cannon and his wife exchanged leisure, physical safety and financial security for the advancement of Christ.

Hard Fighting Soldier begins with Cannon’s first missionary assignment, which carried him to Japan in the wake of World War II. Answering an urgent request for the deployment of 1,000 missionaries to help fill the “spiritual vacuum” created by the devastation of war, Cannon and his new wife traveled thousands of miles to work with the poorest cave dwellers they could find. Over the years Cannon utilized a wide variety of ministries and methods to share the Gospel including Christian kindergartens, orphanages, retirement homes, sewing and English language schools, radio preaching, youth camps and more. Despite exposure to plagues, disease and death the couple’s unshakeable trust in God and resolute ambition to advance the Gospel never wavered. “Joe’s rallying call for pioneer spearheads to boldly go into all the world and preach the gospel was exhilarating,” recounts Sitton. “Thousands were roused by that challenge, and hundreds have found their way to missionary frontlines because of his influence.”

About the Author: In January, 2006 Sitton and his wife Tommi  founded their second ministry, The Center for Pioneer Church Planting which is dedicated to recruiting, training and launching pioneer church planters into the far-flung regions where Christ is still unknown. Hard Fighting Soldier is Sitton’s third book, following the popular title, Reckless Abandon: A Gospel Pioneer’s Exploits Among the Most Difficult to Reach People’s.