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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Amanda Robin Larcher’s new book The Song of the Viola 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.

The Song of the ViolaSynopsis: What Would It Be Like To Grow Up In France In The Mid-20th Century?

As Amanda goes through high school, she is confronted with the haunting questions of the youth.What career should she choose? What boy can she go out with? And what about flunking?

Meanwhile, the teenage girl grows like a wild plant under God’s grace with new challenges to meet as her life unfolds. Can she prove there is a difference between good and evil? Who will support her belief that the whole Bible is true? Does philosophy offer a solution to the mortal condition of man?

Amanda’s only certainty is that her faith undeniably adds some spice to her life! BUY NOW

This is the second book in the series. Learn more about Amanda’s first book, Silo Country.

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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Gerald Watford’s new book Armorbearers 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.

ArmorbearersSynopsis: There is a desperate need for effective leadership today: in our nation, in our churches, in our families, and even in ourselves. The Bible uses the term armorbearer to describe leaders who offer help, support and strength to those around them. These types of servant-leaders are needed now more than ever. Using Scripture as the guide, Armorbearers takes readers down a path of self-discovery, pursuing greatness by developing character that is forged on the anvil of self-restraint and tested through the heat of self-discipline. Packed with inspiring stories and powerful lessons, Armorbearers reveals the four revolutionary choices every leader must make, risking their own significance in order to encounter God in life-altering ways. Are you ready to become an armorbearer? BUY NOW!

 

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Orphanage Worker Gives Honest, Heart-Wrenching Account of Massive Haiti Earthquake

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Orphans, Adoptive Families Caught in the Disaster Zone

For immediate release: In the length of time it takes to recite the Lord’s Prayer twice, the ground shook violently, lurching beneath Melanie Wright Zeeb’s feet. Panic and terror seized her as the earth roared, windows shattered and babies screamed. Beauty From Ashes: An Eyewitness Account of Haiti’s Tragic Earthquake (Ambassador International; May 2014; $15.99, paperback) tells the story of the 2010 disaster from the eyes of a young woman and the 152 orphans in her care.

Beauty From AshesMiraculously no one at God’s Littlest Angels orphanage, situated halfway up a mountain a few miles outside Port-au-Prince, was injured in the quake. Even the orphanage’s buildings sustained very little damage, unlike the overcrowded nearby capital city, which was largely destroyed. “There was a mountain that blocked the view of Port-au-Prince,” recounts Zeeb, “but a giant cloud of dust could be seen rising from the city.”

Mothers and fathers waiting for adoptions to be finalized began to panic. Were their children safe? Would their adoptions be jeopardized? Were legal documents now buried under rubble? Being one of the few places in Haiti that still had Internet access and satellite phone service, Zeeb and her team at GLA suddenly became a source of information for major news outlets including NBC, Fox News, CNN, the BBC and more. Zeeb’s disaster photos were sent to news agencies worldwide to show people the extent of devastation. “Overwhelmed does not even begin to describe how we felt,” writes Zeeb. “We had no sense of future, no hope that things would soon be better or return to normal. The only time that existed was that very moment.”

Less than three weeks after the disaster, more than 90% of GLA’s orphans were united with their forever families, something no one would have dreamed possible. “Haiti will never be what it was before,” says Zeeb, “neither will anyone who lived through this experience.”

About the Author: Melanie Wright Zeeb wrote her first stories as a child, but her love for Haiti didn’t come until she visited the island nation in 2004. She went back as often as possible before finally moving there in 2008 to work at God’s Littlest Angels. After the events of this book, Melanie returned home to Indiana, where she now lives with her husband.

To receive a review copy of Beauty From Ashes or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Melanie Wright Zeeb’s new bookBeauty from Ashes: An Eyewitness Account of Haiti’s Tragic Earthquake 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.

Beauty from AshesSynopsis: The shaking was only the beginning. When a massive earthquake devastated Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince, the staff at God’s Littlest Angels orphanage knew their biggest challenges were still ahead. Their buildings had stood and the 152 children in their care were alive, but the future was uncertain and survival was by no means guaranteed.

In this honest and heart-wrenching account of living through the struggles of the earthquake’s aftermath, Melanie Wright Zeeb shares her own experiences as well as those of other staff members and adoptive families around the world. In Haiti, the staff faced shortages of food, water, medicine, and other supplies, and the fear of not being able to acquire more. The nerve-rattling aftershocks continued, adding to the stress of survival and the emotional and psychological trauma of living through a horrific natural disaster.

Around the world, adoptive families waited anxiously and helplessly from afar, knowing that their children were in the middle of a disaster zone. For most of those families, their heartache transformed into unbelievable joy when their children were evacuated out of Haiti and into their arms.
Beauty from Ashes is a story of suffering, pain, and loss, but also of hope, survival, and healing. BUY NOW!

 

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Giveaway Ending Soon! Win Hot Chocolate in June Prize Pack

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Hurry! Our Hot Chocolate in June Prize Pack giveaway ends FRIDAY! In Hot Chocolate in June Holly Mthethwa explains how her desire to escape depression after the untimely death of her father took her to remote mountain villages and chaotic city streets in India and South Africa. We’re celebrating the launch of this true story of loss, love and restoration with a sweet giveaHot Chocolate giveaway featured imageway! One lucky winner will receive:

      • A copy of Hot Chocolate in June

 

 

 

    • An assortment of gourmet chocolates from Baker’s Candies

 

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About Hot Chocolate in June: Using humor and honesty, Holly recounts adventure after adventure including the thrill of falling in love. During an extended stay at a Johannesburg orphanage, Holly met Oscar, a handsome South African rugby player that seemed to have everything she was looking for in a husband– except that he didn’t look like anyone she’d ever dated before. This small town, Midwestern girl wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a black man.

Despite the pair’s instant connection, Holly returned to normal life in America. “I wanted to board a plane and head back to South Africa to hold abandoned babies, to hold the hand of my precious man,” writes Holly. “Instead, I boarded into my black suit, held my computer bag in one hand, clenched my coffee mug in the other, and headed down the career path of an audit associate.” Thankfully Holly’s story doesn’t end there. Hot Chocolate in June is the true story of God’s undeniable ability to mend emotional wounds, overcome racial and culture differences, and write amazing adventures. BUY NOW!

Declutter Every Area of Your Life in Just 8 Weeks

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Declutter Now! Study Guide Provides Step-By-Step Action Plan

For immediate release: In just eight weeks you can clear clutter in all areas of life– from closets to careers, finances to feelings. Filled with thought and discussion provoking questions, Scripture and practical application, the Declutter Now! Study Guide: 8 Weeks to Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life (Ambassador International; May 2014; $12.99, paperback) encourages readers into action.

Certified Christian Life Coaches and founders of Action Plan Ministries, Lindon and Sherry Gareis have a proven track record for helping people declutter their hearts, minds, bodies, souls and homes. The Declutter Now! Study Guide offers much the same valuable information they provide clients, using a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach focused on decluttering eight key areas:

 

  • Physical Space
  • Relationships
  • Finances
  • Career
  • Mental Health
  • Children
  • Spiritual Life
  • Body & Physical Health

 

Declutter Now Study GuidePerfect for individuals, small groups and Bible studies, the new Declutter Now! Study Guide is the perfect complement to the Declutter Now! book, released in 2012. The study guide also includes a section just for small group leaders. “It’s everything leaders will need to facilitate a group study,” explains Sherry. “We’ve provided useful tools and creative ideas to get conversation flowing and encourage every person that participates.”

About the Authors:Lindon and Sherry Gareis, certified Christian Life Coaches from Glendale, Arizona, are the founders of Action Plan Ministries.  Lindon and Sherry love being outdoors, love being together, and are committed to a lifelong honeymoon.

For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.

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99¢ Sale: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Holly Mthethwa’s new book Hot Chocolate in June: A True Story of Loss, Love and Restoration 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.

Hot Chocolate in JuneSynopsis: Under-qualified and overly-ambitious, Holly left her family and friends behind in Nebraska to search for that radical life, that all-for-Jesus-or-nothing-at-all life. Escaping the depression that chased her following her father’s untimely and agonizing death, this young accountant-turned-adventurer trekked to remote mountain villages and through city streets smelling of human excrement: all in search of a Father’s love. Thousands of miles from the only home she’d ever known, Holly discovered a deeper passion for her God while sharing the gospel in India and soothing abandoned babies in South Africa.

God made sure that Holly also encountered Oscar. This handsome South African rugby player seemed to have everything Holly had been praying for in a husband—except for the small detail that he didn’t look like any of the other guys she’d dated before. Oscar, as the son of parents who had lived through racial segregation and apartheid, was not supposed to bring home a woman whose skin matched the color of the people his parents had served. And this small town, Midwestern girl wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a black man, either.
Hot Chocolate in June is the true story of God’s undeniable ability to mend emotional wounds, overcome racial and cultural differences, and write amazing adventure stories. Join Holly on her adventure as she navigates her way through deep grief and loss, only to discover the amazing sweetness of love and restoration.

We’re giving away TWO Hot Chocolate in June prize packs!

1. Buy the Hot Chocolate in June ebook from any retailer, at any price. Forward your receipt to media@emeraldhouse.com by May 28 to enter.

2. Visit Ambassador-International.com/HotChocolateGiveaway to enter.Prize packs include a paperback copy of the book, hot chocolate mix and chocolates from Nebraska-based Bakers Candies, and handmade hot chocolate candles from Good Neighbors Candle Co or Candelit Desserts.

Giveaway: Hot Chocolate in June Prize Pack

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Under-qualified and overly-ambitious, Holly left her family and friends behind in Nebraska to search for that radical life, that all-for-Jesus-or-nothing-at-all life. In Hot Chocolate in June Holly Mthethwa explains how her desire to escape depression after the untimely death of her father took her to remote mountain villages and chaotic city streets in India and South Africa. We’re celebrating the launch of this true story of loss, love and restoration with a sweet giveaHot Chocolate giveaway featured imageway! One lucky winner will receive:

    • A copy of Hot Chocolate in June
  • An assortment of gourmet chocolates from Baker’s Candies

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

About Hot Chocolate in June: Using humor and honesty, Holly recounts adventure after adventure including the thrill of falling in love. During an extended stay at a Johannesburg orphanage, Holly met Oscar, a handsome South African rugby player that seemed to have everything she was looking for in a husband– except that he didn’t look like anyone she’d ever dated before. This small town, Midwestern girl wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a black man.

Despite the pair’s instant connection, Holly returned to normal life in America. “I wanted to board a plane and head back to South Africa to hold abandoned babies, to hold the hand of my precious man,” writes Holly. “Instead, I boarded into my black suit, held my computer bag in one hand, clenched my coffee mug in the other, and headed down the career path of an audit associate.” Thankfully Holly’s story doesn’t end there. Hot Chocolate in June is the true story of God’s undeniable ability to mend emotional wounds, overcome racial and culture differences, and write amazing adventures.

99¢ Sale: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Jim Turner’s new book So-Called Christian: Healing the Spiritual Wounds Left By the Church 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-Called ChristianSynopsis: Have you ever been hurt by a fellow believer? Have you ever felt judged, belittled, or resigned to a second class Christian status by another believer? Do you feel distant from another believer over his insistence that you agree with his standard, or her particular brand of Christianity? These accusations cut deep and often leave us questioning our acceptance before
God.

Or have you ever been on the other side of the equation–as the attacker? Perhaps you had good motives and sincere convictions, but things turned ugly and you found yourself in an argument that really didn’t glorify Christ.

Either way, you have been part of one of the most destructive influences in the Church. You may feel maimed, defaced, ashamed, unqualified, and unloved. In short, you’ve been labeled a “so-called” Christian because you didn’t meet up to an artificial standard.

Learn how to remain in the will of God, showing love and grace to your fellow Christian while maintaining your convictions. So-Called Christian explains how the Bible anticipates these situations and instructs us to respond.

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