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Single Author Hopes to Encourage Other Unmarrieds

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single-and-contentAuthor Jenny Hershberger releases Single & Content to reach new generation of singles

For immediate release:  Ever since she was a little girl, Jenny Hershberger wanted nothing more than to be a wife and mother, but as she entered her 30s she found herself without children or a husband. “It has been painfully difficult to watch the years of my life come and go with these longings not yet satisfied,” she writes. “But now God has drawn me away from that desperate valley of malcontent.” Now she’s hoping to encourage others facing a similar walk with her new book Single and Content: A Journey from Despair to Delight (Ambassador international; September 2012; $9.99, eBook).

Single and Content addresses all of the challenges of the single life– including abstinence. According to a recent study from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 80 percent of single Christians say they’ve had sex. Jenny writes about her own struggles with “hormone-induced mania” and admits that sometimes it is really miserable to do what is right, but she knows God has perfect timing. “Single, divorced, married, or widowed, His plan for your life is for His glory,” explains Jenny. “God holds the key to your contentment and once I found that out I was able to fully embrace my singlehood.” Jenny hopes by sharing her story of restoration through her new book Single and Content, she’ll help others in similar circumstances.

Jenny Hershberger was born and raised in Troy Township located in northeastern Ohio. Since graduating from Marietta College she has worked as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. Jenny has traveled extensively throughout the US and to several foreign countries. Traveling, photography and journaling are solely symptoms of her passions.

To learn more about Jenny Hershberger and Single and Content, visit For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at


A Holiday Buying Guide: iPad Mini, Nook HD or Kindle Fire HD

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It looks like eReaders will be among the most popular gifts this Christmas season. And there are quite a few fresh options available for shoppers. Apple launched the brand new iPad Mini on October 23th. Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD follows the step and is expected to be available on December 8th. Of course, Amazon’s competitive brand Kindle Fire HD also captures a large market share of tablet. The three have different features and customers could choose according to their preferences.

iPad Mini, From $329

iPad MiniiPad Mini is nearly two thirds size of the traditional iPad. It looks more like a real book size, so it may attract more customers who are used to paperback books. It is thinner and lighter than the traditional iPad but maintains almost the same features as the latest iPad. The price of iPad Mini is $130 higher than that of Nook and Kindle Fire. This may hinder customers from purchasing it. Also, Apple users will have alternatives such as the iPad and iPhones, so the iPad Mini is not urgently needed. However, a real Apple fan will still buy it as soon as possible.Nook HD

Nook HD, From $199

The new Nook HD, introduced by America’s biggest bookstore, is considered one of the best tools to read ebooks. Barnes and Noble provides over 3 million books to browse and no annoying ads. It is convenient for customers to put in a pocket and to pull out to read in any place. The price is reasonable compared to iPad mini. However, the maximum storage is 16G, much less than iPad Mini and Kindle Fire.

Kindle Fire HD, From $199

The Kindle Fire HD, supported by Amazon, has captured the tablet market for a long time. Another perk of the Kindle FireHD is that readers can purchase all Ambassador International Christian fictionKindle Fire ebooks for just $2.99 each. It’s the same price as the Nook HD, but offers double the storage. The weakness is the size is smaller than a real book.

So which one has your eye? Will you be buying an eReader for someone on your gift list this year?

New Novel Address Race Issues in the American South

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the color of my heartAuthor Believes Heart Matters More Than Skin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Do you see the color of someone’s skin or the color of their heart? That’s the question author Sarah Martin Byrd hopes readers ponder as they enjoy her new novel The Color of My Heart (Ambassador International; October 2012; $14.99; Paperback). The book follows Laura Carter, whose perfect life is rocked by a shocking letter from her great-grandmother revealing secrets about her birth family. A stack of diaries traces Laura’s ancestors’ heartbreaking voyage from Africa to Georgia on a slave ship. “Laura is thrown face-to-face with prejudices that exist in her community and in her own family,” says Byrd. “Ultimately she understands that we all have one maker. No matter what color we are on the outside, it’s the inside that truly matters.”

Byrd quotes scripture to highlight the theme of the novel The Color of My Heart. “28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:28-29, NIV). “God does not judge us based on our race, skin, beauty or lack of,” says Byrd, “He judges us by the condition of our hearts. Not our wealth, color, or position in life. So the color of one’s heart matters more than the color of skin.”

Sarah Martin Byrd is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. She is a published novelist, newspaper columnist and blogger. Sarah loves sharing her life story with children of all ages. The Color of My Heart is Sarah’s second published novel.

To learn more about the author Sarah Martin Byrd and The Color of My Heart, visit For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at




A Sweet Deal for National Chocolate Day!

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Chocolate Socks Cover It’s National Chocolate Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a super sweet treat courtesy of Ambassador International? We’ve slashed the Kindle price on Chocolate Socks, the adorable children’s book by Holly Durst. It’s now just $4.99, a 50% discount! It’s a calorie-free chocolate treat you don’t have to feel guilty about! BUY NOW!

About Chocolate Socks and Author Holly Durst: 

Reality star Holly Durst took her love for two things and turned them in to an adorable children’s book. Chocolate Socks inspires young readers to dream big—something Durst is very good at! Durst appeared on ABC’s “The Bachelor” season 12 and in 2011 took home a $125,000 prize for winning the second season of “Bachelor Pad.” The prize money meant little compared to what else she walked away with: LOVE! She met her husband Blake Julian on the show. Blake ended up popping the question in front of cameras and their engagement aired during the show’s finale. The newlyweds are now living happily in South Carolina!

Life in the Special Needs World the Central Focus of New Novel

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dancing from the shadowsAuthor Draws From Personal Experience with Autistic Son

For immediate release: Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, impacting 1 in 88 children. Author D’Ann Renner intimately knows the struggles associated with this disorder. Renner pulls from her own personal experiences as well as those of others to write about the love, fear, stress and joy that accompanies life with a special needs child in her new novel Dancing From the Shadows (Ambassador International; October 2012; $14.99, paperback). Early reviews from professionals and parents praise the book as accurate, painful, funny and encouraging.

Renner left a successful career in marketing to follow God’s call to adopt a sibling pair of third-world orphans. A year later her son Luke was diagnosed with autism.  “For a long time I was angry at God for putting this burden on me and my family,” explains Renner. “But eventually I discovered that from adversity comes remarkable growth. That, plus acceptance of special needs as a gift are themes I carried through Dancing From the Shadows.”

Dancing From the Shadows follows successful businesswoman Tori St. John who adopts two children from a third-world orphanage. When Tori’s son Gabe is diagnosed with autism, she becomes obsessed with finding a cure, a fixation that threatens to unravel her family. Tori must learn how to balance a life she can’t control and embrace a different concept of normal.

Renner lives in John’s Creek, Georgia, with her husband Bruce, and teenagers Sophia and Luke. When not busy as a Home Front Manager, Renner delivers humor-dipped truth to groups across the country as a public speaker. She also facilitates her church’s Guatemala Child Sponsorship Program. For more information visit the author’s website at To connect with the author please contact Ambassador International publicist Alison Storm via email at



Hit a Homerun with the World Series Sale

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Gods-LineupIn honor of the 2012 World Series Ambassador International is offering a home run for baseball fans! Autographed copies of God’s Lineup: Testimonies of Major League Baseball Players are just $9, plus shipping is free! You must order the book directly from the publisher to take advantage of this limited time offer. Call toll-free at 1-800-209-8570 by Friday, November 2 to get your autographed copy of God’s Lineup for just $9.

God’s Lineup features the faith stories of two dozen major league ball players. Many are opening up about their Christian walk for the very first time, revealing powerful and inspirational stories. Order your copy today!

Business Parable Offers Leadership Insight Through Captivating Story

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Secret of NexusAuthor and Family Business Operator Jeff Miller Combines Passions for Writing and Leadership in Debut Novel, The Secret of Nexus

For immediate release:  If you want to succeed in business, read more novels. That’s according to research that found reading fiction can improve sensitivity in decision making and relationship building. But The Secret of Nexus (Ambassador International; October 2012; $12.99, paperback) does both: entertains readers with a fascinating story and enlightens them with inspirational leadership lessons. “This leadership parable is unique because of the analogy connected to the story,” says author and entrepreneur Jeff Miller. “Through a suspenseful story I try to renew the reader’s passion to lead, and also reveal the five attributes that help make leaders influential.”

The Secret of Nexus follows Garrett Thompson, a doctor-turned-entrepreneur, as he launches his company Nexus, Inc. Garrett develops a secret product that could change the world, but running a successful business and developing a potentially life-changing product puts his personal strength and leadership abilities to the test. “This book is for leaders who sometimes feel like they have tough circumstances to lead under,” explains Jeff. “In the book, Garrett models what it means to truly make sacrifices for his employees, family and community.”

Author Jeff Miller’s family business has grown from a small business started by his parents in the late 1960s into a successful chain of restaurants, hotels, gift shops and wholesale food distribution. Essenhaus, Inc and Dutchman Hospitality Group, Inc have locations in Indiana, Florida and Ohio. Jeff lives in Indiana with his wife and children. The Secret of Nexus is his debut novel.

To learn more about the author and The Secret of Nexus, visit For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at


The Last Remaining Christians Fight to Survive in New Political Thriller

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the-unreconciledAfter the Christian Holocaust, Islam Rules

For immediate release: In the time it takes to read these paragraphs, another Christian will be killed because of his or her faith in Jesus Christ– 160,000 believers around the world will be slaughtered this year alone. Over the last 20 centuries 70 million Christians have been murdered for their belief in Christ. It’s happening now in countries like Iran, Libya and Egypt, but The Unreconciled (Ambassador International; September 2012; $16.99/paperback) a new suspense-filled political thriller from Eric Young explores the idea of a Christian holocaust on American soil. “The Unreconciled articulates the fears of many. Religious wars are unimaginable to the American mind because we enjoy a safe harbor from religious persecution. But from the Iranian hostage crisis in ‘79 to 9-11 to the assassination of our ambassador in Libya just weeks ago, radical Islamists have been at war with us for four decades. Our attackers do not want our money, our industry, or our land. They want to rob us of our most fundamental liberty—our faith,” says Young. “Can you imagine how dark and pitiless the world without a Christian America would be? I have.”

Set in 2084, The Unreconciled follows Denisa Graceon, an archeologist, as she searches for relics of the extinct Christian faith. While searching in the Appalachian wilderness, she is shocked to discover a few forgotten Christians still exist, “the Unreconciled.” Enamored by them and immersed in their faith, Denisa becomes a believer and falls in love with the sworn guardian of the very relic she was commissioned to steal. When she discovers the all powerful Caliph plans to massacre these last Christ-followers, she launches a desperate gambit to save them.

Author Eric Young graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory & Henry College, majoring in Political Science with a focus on International Studies and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East. Eric earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, the setting for much of The Unreconciled. Young lives in rural Virginia with his wife and children.

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Christian School Movement Must Face Realities, Needs Transformation According to New Book

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A Scent of WaterAuthors Deliver Message of Hope for Christian School Ministry

For immediate release: The Christian school movement currently lacks vision, struggles with enrollment declines and battles budget limitations, according to the authors of a new book that aims to restore hope and vision to the ministry. A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement (Ambassador International; September 2012; $15.99, paperback) combines scriptural truth with empirical research to provide a roadmap for the Christian school movement for the 21st century.

Authors Edward Earwood and Phil Suiter have combined experience in Christian education of nearly 75 years. “A Scent of Water is designed to take a look at the realities of where we are in the Christian school movement,” says Earwood, Executive Director for the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools. “We address some of the realities and lay out a protocol to infuse hope into our movement.”

Named for Job 14:9, “through the scent of water it will bud” and sprout anew, the authors explain what is needed for growth and improvement. This includes active leadership, vibrant teachers and strong vision that will revitalize and transform the movement. “We believe the Christian school movement is helping the church fulfill the task of taking the gospel to the world,” says Suiter, a pastor, educator and former West Virginia Assistant State Superintendent of Schools. “But we also see room for improvement.”

Author Edward Earwood has served 34 years in Christian education with positions ranging from teacher and athletic director to principal and pastor. After more than two decades in Alabama, he now serves as the executive director of the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools.

Author Phil Suiter taught in the School of Education at Marshall University. After leaving public education in 1980, Suiter has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Christian school movement both at state and national levels.

To learn more about authors Edward Earwood and Phil Suiter visit To receive a review copy of A Scent of Water or to connect with the authors please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at