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$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a powerful non-fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Wendy Duke’s book Grace in the Middle: An Imperfect Journey to God’s Perfect Plan at a discounted rate 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 $1.99 on Kindle!

unnamed (1) Synopsis: “You are beautiful, little girl of mine,” Wendy Duke whispered over her newborn daughter. It was a still moment amidst the turmoil of birth defects and a life-threatening illness. Grace in the Middle is a memoir recounting one young couple’s struggle to hold on to an unraveling faith during the greatest crisis of their lives. Heartbreaking, triumphant, and funny in just the right places, this inspiring story is an authentic reflection on battling and overcoming physical illness and disability, resisting the dark doubts that plague us in the midst of tragedy, and trusting the faithfulness of God through the deep twists and turns of life. BUY NOW

$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering an exciting fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Kathy M. Howard’s book From Driftwood to Sapphire at a discounted rate 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 $1.99 on Kindle!

unnamed (2) Synopsis: Samantha Jordan spent her entire life within a family unit of two—herself and her father, Wren—until Bay Harris came into their lives. Now, with the addition of a stepmother, a little sister, and another sister on the way, the family unit has stretched itself to a loving number of five.

She enters her senior year at Brenton College hopeful and happy, planning to make the most of her last year as a student. Although her best friend has graduated, leaving her to a freshman roommate with unusual social problems, Samantha still has Trevor James, a driven and handsome friend from her hometown, View Top Mountain.

However, when tragedy occurs and secrets are revealed, Samantha’s world turns upside down and her trust in God is tested. BUY NOW

 

$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering THREE powerful non-fiction titles for just $1.99 each! Pick up Peter Hubbard’s book Love into the Light, Judith Hartzell’s book By God’s Design, and Dale Ingraham & Rebecca Davis’s book Tear Down this Wall of Silence at a discounted rate 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 these books right now for just $1.99 each on Kindle!

Love into the Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the Church

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 Synopsis: Homosexuality is one of the most controversial moral issues of our day. Headlines teem with stories of athletes’“coming out,” politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for truth. And many who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction feel alone and alienated by the church. The time is ripe for God’s people to think and speak about same-sex attraction in a way that is both biblical and beneficial. We must reject our fears and misunderstandings and see ourselves together in need of the grace of Jesus. Love Into Light is designed to move the church toward that end. Written from the heart of a pastor with a love for people and a sensitivity to our culture, Love Into Light is your next step toward becoming more faithfully and helpfully engaged with people in your families, in your church and in your neighborhood. BUY NOW

 

By God’s Design: Overcoming Same-Sex Attraction: A True Story

unnamed (5) Synopsis: What happens when a man finds himself sunk in a downward spiral of risky homosexual acts and he knows no way to escape?  And when he is about to lose his prestigious and profitable career, along with his marriage, and even his life?  The answer would have been certain tragedy for Alan Medinger if not for a praying wife and the mercy of God. Restored and inspired, he went on to establish a ministry for same-sex-attracted people (Regeneration of Baltimore, Maryland), where he and his wife, Willa, influenced hundreds to turn from homosexuality and seek holiness.  Through their work with Exodus International, they influenced thousands more. When quarrels and dissension affected Exodus in Alan’s last years, he predicted its demise and explained how ministries would continue to succeed without it. Through Alan and Willa Medinger’s story in By God’s Design,  you will learn the truth about homosexuality, its causes, its healing, and how the church can help. BUY NOW

 

Tear Down this Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Churches (An Introduction for Those who will Hear)

unnamed (4) Synopsis: Why do so many of our churches feel like a safe place for sexual offenders, but an unsafe place for survivors of abuse? The wall of silence regarding sexual abuse in our churches must be torn down. Christians must hear.

Tear Down This Wall of Silence answers questions such as:

  • Who are the Enablers who help keep a system of abuse in place?
  • Wrong thinking has kept this sin covered in our churches for decades. What are the truths that need to be proclaimed instead?
  • Churches, families, and friends must not turn away. How do we properly grieve such a tragedy? How can we offer hope?
  • The offender must show fruits of repentance. How can he begin to make restitution?
  • How can the abuse survivor find true safety in Jesus Christ?

Through personal memoir, voices of authoritative professionals, and the words of abuse survivors themselves, Tear Down This Wall of Silence provides a foundational explanation of the problem of sexual abuse in our churches and its aftermath, and offers hope for real change. BUY NOW

Love into the Light: Audio Book Now Available

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Ambassador International is excited to announce that Peter Hubbard’s book Love into the Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the Church is now available on audio book at your favorite audio book retailers.

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Want to know more? Here is a synopsis of Love into the Light:

Synopsis: Homosexuality is one of the most controversial moral issues of our day. Headlines teem with stories of athletes’“coming out,” politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for truth. And many who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction feel alone and alienated by the church. The time is ripe for God’s people to think and speak about same-sex attraction in a way that is both biblical and beneficial. We must reject our fears and misunderstandings and see ourselves together in need of the grace of Jesus. Love Into Light is designed to move the church toward that end. Written from the heart of a pastor with a love for people and a sensitivity to our culture, Love Into Light is your next step toward becoming more faithfully and helpfully engaged with people in your families, in your church and in your neighborhood.Love Into Light

Prayer: More than Just Words Before Dinner

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Former Atheist Seeks to Invigorate Prayer Lives of Christians

For immediate release: “Prayer changes things.” We’ve all heard it before, but sometimes prayer can feel overwhelming. We don’t always know exactly what we should say, and many of us feel insecure in our prayer lives. Author William Ray offers a solution to our anxieties. In Answered Prayer: The Jesus Plan (Ambassador International; July 2015; $12.99, paperback), Ray walks through the most famous prayer in Scripture to encourage and revitalize readers in their own prayer lives.

Answered PrayerRay uses personal anecdotes as a testimony to the miraculous power of prayer. “As a former atheist who had an experience with God through a simple, heart-felt prayer, I understandably have been fascinated by prayer ever since,” writes Ray. Readers are continually reminded of how prayer can and will dramatically draw one closer to the Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer, or as Ray calls it—the Model Prayer— is central to Answered Prayer. Ray dissects each phrase of the prayer as outlined in the book of Matthew and reveals how it applies to a twenty-first century Christian’s prayer life. Ray reminds readers that God wouldn’t have given His children a prayer that didn’t work. Therefore, we can confidently base our personal prayer lives off of this Model Prayer.

Answered Prayer also addresses many of the contemporary issues people have with prayer, such as the misunderstanding of what prayer is and means. Readers will discover:

  • How to have a relationship with God through prayer
  • Understanding God’s four answers to prayer (No, Slow, Grow and Go)
  • Using prayer as a form of worship
  • Why specific prayers are more powerful

Each chapter contains study sections for readers to “Dig Deeper” into the truths of Answered Prayer. Ray utilizes external Bible verses to reinforce his main points about each phrase of the Model Prayer. In addition, each chapter includes a series of questions to help readers assess and further shape their own prayer life.

About the Author: William Ray served as a pastor for nearly 25 years, mostly in the Phoenix area. He holds the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an English degree from Grand Canyon University. William is the author of Bible Study for Beginners, the science fiction series The White Hole Universe Chronicles, and the light-hearted reference book The 100 Most Entertaining Predictions about the 21st Century (co-authored with his wife, Lynette). William also provides a sermon illustration service for pastors at illustrationsforsermons.com. William and Lynette have been married for more than 30 years and have two lovely daughters and one beautiful granddaughter.

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The ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale: The Letter W

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Summer is a GREAT season for encouraging your little ones to read. That’s why Ambassador is holding the ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale! We’ve been highlighting a different letter each week, all summer long. It’s time to finish off our ABC’s of Summer Sales with the letter W!

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For one week only we’re offering three exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Barbara Collins’s ebook Water Baby Learns to Ski, Maria Bostian’s ebook What Should Daisy Do?, and Doug Routledge’s ebook Waking the World for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through August 9th, and then it will return to regular price.

Water Baby Learns to Ski

Synopsis: Look! A Baby on Skis!   At 9 months old, most babies are just learning to climb.  Not Water Baby!  In this true story, author Barbara Collins brings to the life the journey of a baby who learns to ski and goes on to become a national champion.   The first book in the Water Baby series, Water Baby Learns to Ski will surprise in more ways than one with its delightful story and charming illustrations.  BUY NOW

What Should Daisy Do?

Synopsis:  An Interactive Story with a Surprise Ending!

Daisy Dog and Pete the Pig are the best of friends, going everywhere and doing everything together. Often times, Daisy has to get Pete out of tricky situations.    While at Pete’s house one rainy Saturday, Daisy is faced with a tough decision when Pete invites her to play with his “special” toys: matches and lighters.     Children Have a Voice!     “No way, Pete!” yells the group of preschool children. “Matches and lighters are tools, not toys.”     Imagine their voice being heard as they tell others what Daisy should do with dangerous matches and lighters!  BUY NOW

Waking the World

Synopsis: This is the Story of the Night a Little Cricket Woke the World.

Rickety Bitick Cricket has a dream – a dream to wake the entire world with the loudest chirping any cricket has ever made. After nights of planning and practicing Rickety is ready! In this charming story written and illustrated by Doug Routledge, readers are encouraged to dream big and reminded that the biggest of plans can come from the smallest of creatures.
With its vivid illustrations and descriptive narrations, Waking the World is sure to be a bedtime favorite night after night.  BUY NOW

Learning to Trust God When Life Spirals Out of Control

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New novel follows life of a hopeful college student navigating turmoil and tragedy

For immediate release: Samantha Jordan planned on enjoying her senior year at Brenton College. With her stepmom, Bay Harris, soon to add another precious addition to her family of four, the future is looking bright and exciting. However, when tragedy strikes the midst of her family, Sam must come to terms with her relationship with God and reevaluate her life. In From Driftwood to Sapphire (Ambassador International; August 2015; $14.99), Sam is forced to uncover shocking secrets that completely disrupt her quiet mountaintop life. The question is, will these new changes be accepted?

From Driftwood to Sapphirerom Driftwood to Sapphire is author Kathy M. Howard’s second novel, the anticipated follow up to her 2014 book From Dishes to Snow. “From Driftwood to Sapphire brings Samantha Jordan’s point of view into light. She is the daughter of Wren Jordan, the main character’s love interest in From Dishes to Snow,” explains Howard. Samantha grew up without a mother, until her father married Bay Harris – a mother without her children as a result of a tragic accident. All of the lives are interconnected in some way or another, with God and View Top Mountain as commonalities.”

Sam’s journey may start out with a tragic loss, but it will also end up with a surprising addition. With the discovery of a long-lost mother and a potential half-sister, Sam’s plan for a quiet senior year is about to take an unexpected turn. “It’s easier to trust God with our lives when things are going well, when we are happy and healthy,” says Howard. “But, when life spirals out of our control, trusting Him is much more difficult. We want answers and reasons for why situations occur. We want the easy way out or to press rewind and change our life’s direction.”

Howard says the book is a very clear example Proverbs 3:5-6, which tells us to trust God and to not lean on our own understanding of a situation. “We need to trust Him whether we understand the whys or not,” she says. “That is a lot easier said than done, but if we will stop trying to fight Him, stop trying to swim upstream against the current, He will see us through, having a greater faith and a more peaceful spirit.”

About the Author: Kathy M. Howard makes her home in Blackshear, Georgia, with her husband and two daughters. She has been involved in education since 1998 as an elementary school teacher, a private school principal, and presently, as a homeschooling mom. Driftwood to Sapphire is her second novel.

To connect with the author or request a review copy of From Driftwood to Sapphire please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.

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$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a powerful non-fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Alexandra Savage’s book A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends at a discounted rate 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 $1.99 on Kindle!

ABeautifulSeasonSynopsis: A Beautiful Season is a message of hope that through Christ, joy can be found in all seasons of life. The pages of this book are intended to teach young women how to cope after a dating relationship’s end in a healthy, Godly way. Singleness can be a season of beauty, joy, and finding one’s purpose in life, but only if we allow Christ to work in us and through us at this time.

Written from the perspective of a 23-year-old young woman who experienced a difficult break-up, the author, Alexandra Savage, has been there. She knows that the kind of pain caused by loss of love is the worst kind of pain. After much searching, Alexandra found that the only solution to this pain is Christ Himself. He offers the comfort and love that is so desperately needed during this time in a woman’s life. A Beautiful Season takes you on a spiritual journey to find strength, healing, and identity in Christ during this precious season. BUY NOW

The ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale: The Letter T

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Summer is a GREAT season for encouraging your little ones to read. That’s why Ambassador is launching the ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale! We’ll be highlighting a different letter each week, all summer long. We’re starting to round toward home with the letter T!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Cheryl Kincaid’s ebook The Little Clay Pot and Stephanie Robinson’s ebook The Scotties Learn about Respect for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through August 2nd, and then it will return to regular price.

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The Little Clay Pot

Synopsis: Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth’s soft soil, lay a little slab  of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter’s firm hands mold and stretch the frightened little piece of clay until it becomes a pot. At first the clay is troubled, but then it considers—could the Potter be making me into something beautiful? Something special? Something treasured? Submitting to the work of the Potter, the pot reaches the marketplace, only to discover it is not beautiful or special or treasured. It’s simply an ordinary pot. Based on the parable in Jeremiah 18, the little clay pot learns that sometimes, even ordinary pots can serve great purposes. BUY NOW

The Scotties Learn about Respect

Synopsis: Archie, Flea, and Bonnie are Scottish Terriers. They love their family, food, naps, and having fun together. They try to be good dogs but sometimes forget. In The Scotties Learn About Respect, Archie finds out the hard way that it is sometimes better to do what you are told than what you want to do. Find out if Bonnie and Flea can help Archie get out of his muddy mess! BUY NOW