The 2018 Southern Book Prize Long List

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Tales of a Cosmic Possum

Ambassador International is pleased to announce that Tales of a Cosmic Possum by Sheila Ingle is on the 2018 Southern Book Prize Long List, featuring all the eligible titles that have been nominated for the Southern Book Prize (formerly the SIBA Book Award). Finalists for each category in the 2017 Southern Book Prize will be announced April 16, 2018. 

Congratulations, Sheila!

To learn more about the 2018 Southern Book Prize Long List, go HERE.

To learn more about Sheila and Tales of a Cosmic Possum, go HERE.

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:


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.


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.


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 Colombia. 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.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

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In honor of our Northern Irish heritage, we are offering our Irish cooks at amazing prices for both ebooks and print! Don’t miss out! Travel to Ireland without even leaving your kitchen!

Shop our retail store using promo code “IRELAND” for an amazing discount of 40% off the print editions of The Shamrock and Peach: A Culinary Journey from the North of Ireland to the American SouthFlavors of Ireland: Celebrating Grand Places & Glorious FoodFavorite Flavors of Ireland, and Christmas Flavors of Ireland: Celebrating the Festive Season.



For the ebook editions at an incredibly low price of $2.99 on Amazon, use the following links:

The Shamrock and Peach: A Culinary Journey from the North of Ireland to the American South HERE

Flavors of Ireland: Celebrating Grand Places & Glorious Food HERE

Favorite Flavors of Ireland HERE

Christmas Flavors of Ireland: Celebrating the Festive Season HERE




Loving Grace Cover Reveal

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We are so excited that Melanie, who vlogs over at Christian YA Books and More hosted a cover reveal for our Christian young adult fiction called Loving Grace by debut author, April Smith. In this sweet tale of first love, can a watermelon queen and a watermelon farmer’s son find a way to let go of the past? Either way Beau had best be careful or he might just end up Loving Grace.

Learn more about April Smith and Loving Grace HERE and watch the cover reveal below!


Ambassador International’s 2017 12 Books of Christmas List

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Ambassador International’s staff has picked a selection of our new releases and previously published titles  for our 2017 “12 Days of Christmas” list.

Learn more about these books below and take advantage of the coupon code included for our retail store to add these books, or more,  to your library.



Day 1

All Matty the manger mouse wants to do is snuggle into the warmth of his mother and fall asleep—but the Creator of the world has another plan for him…

What really happened the night Jesus was born?
Matty’s mother tells him he will take part in the most important thing ever to happen in history. Why him, a meek and lowly stable mouse? All Matty the manger mouse wants to do is snuggle into the warmth of his mother and fall asleep but the Creator of the world has another plan for him. Will the little stable mouse surrender to his own needs or bow to the will of the Savior?
Children and adults will be touched by Matty’s brave little heart. As the story of that first Christmas unfolds, come join Matty and all the other stable dwellers portrayed in lush and charming pastel illustrations.

Learn more about Sarah Martin Byrd and The Manger Mouse HERE.


Day 2

A delightful retelling of the Christmas Story, told through the eyes of Druplet, a common donkey.

Drupelet, a young donkey named after a juice bump on a raspberry, lived on a raspberry farm and his wish was to one day be as special as the prize horses in a nearby pasture. As Christmas rolled around, Drupelet went on an adventure that saw him standing next to a baby in a manger and a young girl in funny clothes. On returning to the farm Drupelet inquired what this was all about, this is when the wise barn cat shared the story of Christmas. Drupelet now felt special.

Learn more about Donna Thornton and The Christmas Donkey HERE.


Day 3

Preparing for the journey to Bethlehem in order to register for the census, Joseph groomed the gentle donkey colt chosen to accompany him and his bride…This is his little tale.

Preparing for the journey to Bethlehem in order to register for the census, Joseph groomed the gentle donkey colt chosen to accompany him and his bride, who was with child. Along the way, the charming little beast of burden committed to memory all he saw and heard along the way in hopes that his intuitive insights and attention to detail would be passed down for generations to come. Little did he realize he would be a witness to the birth of the Christ Child, never dreaming he would be pressed into the service of a King. Thus, the little chronicler fills in many gaps in the love story of Joseph and Mary, and the joyous birth of Jesus. This is his little tale.

Learn more about R. Mitchell Scott and A Donkey’s Little Tale HERE.


Day 4

The orange ball of the sun had risen, and two tan boys ran barefoot along the sand. They were born of the same mother, but were as different as the shores of the immense Galilee…

Learn more about Belinda Ford Kramer and Jesus and the Children of Galilee HERE.


Day 5

Johanna’s Israelite people are slaves in Egypt. She dreams of two things: freedom from slavery and having a best friend…

Learn more about Cindy Murray Hamblen and the Johanna’s Journey series HERE.


Day 6

After befriending the Holy Family, three shepherd boys vow to follow them to Egypt, setting the trio on a high adventure of their own.

Learn more about S.A. Jewell and Visit from a Shepherd Boy HERE.


Day 7

Most adoptive and foster children struggle at some point in their life with knowing who they are and where they belong. They want to ask questions, and parents need to be prepared with an answer that helps their child feel loved and secure…

Learn more about Katie Cruice Smith and Why Did You Choose Me?  HERE.


Day 8

Firefighters are busy! They have many tasks to do each day including washing, waxing, shining the truck, cleaning the gear, getting rid of the muck…

Learn more about Maria Bostian and Firefighters’ Busy Day HERE.


Day 9

Our Daddy is a soldier. We’re getting on a big airplane to go to Thailand. I don’t know if we will like living so far away. After all, where in the world is Thailand?

Learn more about Margaret Davis Ledford and How Far Away is Thailand? HERE.


Day 10

Day 10 of our 12 Books of Christmas features a trio of books for young, inquisitive minds from Kate Hanscom!

Learn more about Kate Hanscom and her trio HERE.


Day 11

Bella is one pampered kitty! She has a warm bed, tasty food, and owners who love her, but she was not always that way.

Learn more about Ellie Wakeman and Bella Gets Rescued HERE.


Day 12


Learn more about Angela Scott and The Conversational Bible: The New Testament in Story Form HERE.


Want to add these books to your library?

Use code “12BOOKS” to enjoy a holiday discount of $5 off your purchase on our retail store.

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Readers’ Favorite 5-star Review of “What Good Is Jesus?” by Marv Nelson

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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite

What Good Is Jesus? is an inspiring and captivating Christian non-fiction book written by Marv Nelson. Nelson writes the book from a fresh new perspective in consideration of today’s culture and ideas. He does not shy away from delving into difficult topics and questions that Christians tend to avoid. Targeted toward millennials, What Good Is Jesus? seeks to answer questions related to the identity and character of Jesus, the interaction between the church and politics, and the appropriate Christian approach to political agendas. He challenges Christians to remember that they are representatives of Christ here on earth and should, therefore, present the right image of Him. Nelson defends his viewpoint with appropriate scriptural backing as he navigates some of the most intricate areas of Christianity that are usually ignored or assumed away, but are equally crucial.

From the point I read the title of the book, I knew this would not be just any another Christian book. As I turned the pages, every chapter challenged me to look at Christianity in a fresh new way and not just what I have adopted through tradition. Marv Nelson wisely tackles difficult questions that are usually on the minds of many millennials. He helped me remember what Christianity is all about as defined by the Bible itself. Further, being a millennial myself, Marv Nelson helped shed light on areas that I find puzzling in the Christian faith. I couldn’t help appreciating his sheer honesty and pluck as I read What Good Is Jesus? Above everything, reading the book reminded me of the foundation values of the Christian faith such as love, compassion, faith, trust and complete surrender.

Learn more about What Good is Jesus? HERE.


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Five Things about Sheila Ingle of “Tales of a Cosmic Possum”

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Learn more about your favorite Ambassador authors with our “Five Things” series. Author Sheila Ingle wrote the memorable Tales of a Cosmic Possum” which shares the long-forgotten stories of eight hard-working Appalachian women. Here are Sheila’s Five Things: 


Sheila Ingle

I love movies! Whether it is Disney, James Bond, a romance, a musical, a mystery, or a history, movies entertain me. Going to a theater or watching on TV, I become mesmerized into the story. There have been times that I have wanted to become part of the fantasy, because it deeply touched my emotions. My preference is for happy endings, but the reality check of those with unresolved conflicts or some form of estrangement is also thought-provoking. Though identifying with the characters is fun, movies also stretch my mind/world view to see life through someone else’s lens.

When I was around four, I met President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In a long line of people, my parents and I were outside a church in Augusta, Georgia. (Since then, I have found out that it was the Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, where the President attended in that city.) I can still remember that it was Daddy, then Mother, then me. As the President walked by, he shook Daddy’s hand and then smiled and patted me on the head. It makes no sense that I can still visualize this occasion, but I do. I guess I am supposed to have this one in my memory bank.

My grandmother Lulu used to regale my brother and me with stories of our relatives, both the unknown and the infamous. Over and over, we would ask for her version of our cousin, Jesse James. He was the son of a Baptist minister, but he robbed banks and trains. Supposedly, his crimes were payback for the way he and his family were treated during the Civil War. (Perhaps this scenario was similar to the legends of Robin Hood.) Jesse James had staunch friends and family that protected him during his life of crime. So interesting now as an adult that I was enamored with the romanticized thoughts of a cousin that chose to be a thief, so he could provide for his impoverished family.

Both my grandmothers and mother made jelly and preserves every year. They started the spring season with strawberry preserves, following that with peach and blackberry preserves, and ending with apple jelly in the fall. It saw that it was hot work, as they all dealt with the steam from the jars boiling and the fruit being brought to a boil. But it wasn’t long after I married that I chose to follow in their footsteps. There really isn’t much enjoyment from the process, but there certainly is in eating the finished product. I, also, enjoy sharing them with friends and watching their eyes light up with anticipated pleasure. If I could only bake biscuits, like those three ladies, to go with those preserves, I would be truly following in their footsteps.

Tales of a Cosmic Possum

Crime or mystery novels have always been a favorite of mine. Patricia Cornwell, Louise Penny, Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, John Hart, and Tom Clancy are some of my favored authors through the years. To go along with this choice of reading, one of my uncles worked for the CIA. Somewhere it became part of my outlook that I would make a worthy agent. In my imaginings, I would capture Russian spies, save America, and never be taken prisoner. Traveling from one exotic place to another, I would make friends on every continent, but remain savvy as I found traitors and enemies. No, this never happened. In real life, I research to find truth about my characters and and use my creativity to construct and shape the worlds they live in, that I will never see.


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