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

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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. Let’s keep going with the letter B!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Wanda Wyont’s book Barkley’s Great Escape and Elaine Thomski’s book Behind My Bellybutton for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through June 14th, and then it will return to regular price.

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Barkley’s Great Escape

Synopsis: Barkley, a yellow lab, finds a way to sneak out of his lot. At first, he has fun exploring. But, the neighbor’s swimming pool entices him to take a dip. Unfortunately, his good time comes to an end when he cannot find the steps to get back out!     Barkley’s situation opens up great discussion with children about water safety and following rules. The book is targeted for children ages 4-8 years old with follow-up teaching strategies. BUY NOW

Behind My Bellybutton

Synopsis: All little boys want to be big, especially on their birthdays. As Eli wakes on his birthday, he is definitely not happy. That’s because his older brother claims Eli is only little.

Eli’s mama tells of the day God created him. He was the size of a poppy seed. Throughout the day she assures her curious son that he grew in a safe, warm place behind her belly button and near to her heart. Find out how Eli discovers God was growing him bigger then and growing him bigger still. Will Eli have a happy birthday after all? BUY NOW

$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 Brett Parks’ book Miracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited A Purpose-Filled Life 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!

unnamedSynopsis: October 17, 2012 started as any other day for Navy airman and fitness trainer Brett Parks until he heard screams for help. Without hesitation, he ran towards the sound and apprehended the mugger, unaware that the criminal had a gun. Moments later, the attacker fired a devastating shot directly into Brett’s body.
The bullet shredded Brett’s kidney, pierced his intestines, and destroyed several inches of the largest vein in his body. Three sets of surgeons’ hands applied pressure inside Brett’s open stomach to stop the bleeding while nurses delivered coolers full of blood to the operating room every 15 minutes. As the medical team worked fervently to save Brett’s life, his wife received the bleak news that their unborn daughter and young son may grow up without a father.
But the God whom Brett had given his life to years before had other plans. After a medical battle that included a 20-day coma, multiple surgeries, and an unexpected amputation, Brett emerged from his coma to begin a long and challenging recovery—medically and spiritually. Miracle Man details Brett Parks recovery as he experienced it and the miracles and greatness of our God in heaven; however, Miracle Man is less about Brett and more about what God has done through his story.
Miracle Man: A Bullet that Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life shows readers how to:
• prepare (by doing what God puts in front of you),
• set goals (by being who God wants you to be), and
• never give up (because God has a purpose for your life that only you can fulfill). BUY NOW

Book Chronicles Life and Impact of Prominent Ex-Gay Christian

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Hope Offered for Those Struggling with Same-Sex Attractions

For immediate release: Alan Medinger’s life was a wreck: his marriage and career were crumbling. He could no longer control his homosexual thoughts and tendencies. But in the middle of a church service on a November evening he surrendered his homosexuality to Jesus Christ and was miraculously healed of the sexual pull towards men he’d struggled with for 25 years. Medinger went on to become the founder and Director of Exodus North America under Exodus International, an organization for ex-gay Christians. In By God’s Design: Overcoming Same Sex Attractions: A True Story (Ambassador International; April 2015; $15.99, paperback) Judith Hartzell recounts the striking journey of Alan and Willa Medinger to give hope to those struggling with same sex attraction and shed light on how the church can help with healing.

By God's DesignBy God’s Design strives to clarify some of the confusion that surfaces when we are at odds with this issue through the exceptional experiences of Alan Medigner. Hartzell describes how Alan’s history with SSA impacted his and Willa’s ability to raise a family, exacerbated their own insecurities in themselves, and even led to financial struggles after losing a well-paying and respectful job. Through the Medingers’ story we can find the strength to address our own fears and uncertainties about SSA.

Hartzell depicts the Medingers’ story as one of redemption and restoration which ultimately allows hope to flourish. Alan Medinger says, “We had the most hopeless marriage, and God has redeemed it. He has given us deeper love.” The Medingers’ relationship sets an example of how the church can respond healthily and helpfully to those struggling to overcome SSA.

By God’s Design includes numerous accounts of the trials, victories, and changes made in the lives of practicing homosexuals and those who struggled with same sex attraction that the Medingers met through their ministries with Regeneration and Exodus International. One story includes Gene Chase, a former professor at Messiah University, who went on to found his own organization to help other men and women who struggle with SSA in Pennsylvania. Hartzell’s book offers insight into how to approach this topic with respect.

About the Author: For twenty years Judith Hartzell studied Christians’ experiences overcoming same-sex attractions, and for a decade she served on an ex-gay ministry board of directors, all of which resulted in this book, the life-story of Alan Medinger and his wife, Willa. Judith earned a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan and published two biographies of Mayo Clinic’s founding family. The mother of three grown children, she lives in South Carolina with her husband, Tom, and their dog, Fergus.

99¢ SALE: SUMMER READS GRAB BAG

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In celebration of summer we’re offering these exciting fiction selections for just 99¢!  Get your Kindle ready for summer reading by taking advantage of this limited time offer. Now through June 7th we’re offering the following titles for just 99¢ each. Check out these fiction titles that are sure to entertain and encourage:

Hope

by Josephine Walker

 HOPE

 

The Color of My Heart

by Sarah Martin Byrd

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No Turning Back

by Joanne Wilson Meusburger

NoTurningBack

 

A Little Irish Love Story

by Amy Fleming

ALittleIrishLoveStory

 

Cleared for Planting

by Janice Cole Hopkins

ClearedForPlanting

 

From Dishes to Snow

by Kathy M. Howard

fromDishestoSnow

 

A Memory Worth Dying For

by Joanie Bruce

AMemoryWorthDyingfor

 

Alana Candler, Marked for Murder

by Joanie Bruce

AlandaCandler

 

A Star to Steer By

by AnnaLee Conti

AStartoSteerBy

 

The 20th Christmas

by Andrea Rodgers

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The River Keeper

by Sarah Martin Byrd

TheRiverKeeper

 

Till the Storm Passes By

by AnnaLee Conti

TiltheStormPassesBy

 

To Comfort a King

by Debbie Gilliland

ToComfortaKing

 

Patch Town: A Letter from Miss Wingate

by Robert Parlante

PatchTown

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

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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. Let’s start with the letter A!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up R. Mitchell Scott’s book A Donkey’s Little Tale and Robert & Kathleen Basmadjian’s book Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through June 7th, and then it will return to regular price.

 ABC--AA Donkey’s Little Tale

Synopsis: 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. BUY NOW

Abraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream

SynopsisAbraham’s Journey: A Celebration of the American Dream tells the story of a young boy, who through his faith, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit, sets out to achieve the American dream.

Taking place during the first Great Recession, the story begins with Abraham learning that his Mother and Father had recently lost their jobs. With Christmas not far away, and his parents unable to buy gifts for him and his sister, Abraham is determined to take matters into his own hands.  Although he desperately wants to save Christmas for his family, the reality is, he too, has no money.  But dreams can come true…where there’s a will and a way!

The story transitions with Abraham online texting his friends, searching for odd jobs around the neighborhood, when an old man with a white beard (symbolized by Abraham Lincoln) pops up on his screen. “Hello Abraham, I am here to help you,” the old man announces… as he extends his hand to the boy.  Serving as his guide, Abraham is transported into a digital world, on a colorful and heartwarming journey… that will thrill and inspire.

Along the way, Abraham is introduced to a variety of successful American icons… preachers, artists, aviators, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists …all helping him to identify his special talent, and the many virtues necessary to help him achieve his American dream.

His journey now complete, the story culminates on Christmas Day with a simple act of giving.  Abraham’s creativity, hard work and perseverance not only enable him to provide for his family, but through his compassion and generosity, he is also able to touch the lives of others.  And that is truly a celebration of the American dream! BUY NOW

 

$2.99 Sale: By God’s Design

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For 24 hours we’re offering a powerful non-fiction title for just $2.99! Pick up Judith Hartzell’s book By God’s Design: Overcoming Same-Sex Attraction: A True Story for a discounted price for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. This special pricing will remain through the weekend and then it will return to regular price.

ByGodsDesignSynopsis: 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

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a powerful fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Josephine Walker’s book Hope 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.

HOPE Synopsis: After two and a half years of deep depression, anger at God, and guilt over the death of her husband and twin girls, all bestselling romance writer Jessica Lynn Morgan wants is to buy a house, get back to writing, and live out her life alone in peace. And the little town of Hope, Wyoming, seems to offer the peace she needs. Or does it?

Unfortunately, her dream house is rumored to be haunted. Not one to believe in ghosts, she fights for any logical explanation for the things happening that seem to warn her off.

Once she moves in, the threat against her life becomes real. Clearly, someone or something wants her out. Now. And her stubbornness could cost Jessica her life. BUY NOW

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 Jim Turner’s book So-Called Christian: Healing 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 don’t wait– pick up this book right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.

SoCalledChristianSynopsis: 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. BUY NOW

Good Samaritan Shot By Mugger Experiences Miraculous Healing

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Near Death Experience Reignites Author’s Faith

For immediate release: Brett Parks heard the cries for help and he responded. But as blood poured out of his abdomen and trickled out of the corners of his mouth, he wondered, was it worth it? In Miracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life (Ambassador International; May 2015; $13.99, paperback) Parks inspires and encourages readers through the incredible story of his near death experience.

Miracle Man Before his brush with death, Brett was in the best physical shape of his life, but his spiritual life was weak. Brett admits that he did not always respond to God’s calls for obedience. “I heard him calling to me, but I had something else going on. My Christian life was good, but it could have been better,” writes Brett. “Then, October 17 happened.”

On October 17, 2012, without hesitation, Navy airman and fitness trainer Brett Parks responded to screams for help, chasing down a mugger. The attacker fired a gun from inside his sweatshirt pocket, sending a devastating shot into Brett’s body. The bullet shredded Brett’s kidney, destroyed several inches of his intestines, and pierced the largest vein in his body.

As the medical team worked fervently to save Brett’s life, his wife received the bleak news. Their unborn daughter and young son may not grow up with a father. The medical battle included 14 surgeries in 20 days, an unexpected amputation, and a coma that lasted nearly three weeks. Brett says he also experienced spiritual warfare. Still haunted by the horrible visions of what he describes as a battle between the devil and God for Brett’s soul, he emerged from his coma to begin a long and challenging recovery.

While Brett lost his leg during the experience, he gained a second shot at life. “Through tears of thankfulness, I told the Lord I would go wherever He led me,” remembers Brett. Brett received the governor’s Medal of Merit. He’s won several medals in the Warrior Games and is now preparing to qualify for the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio, Brazil.

About the Author: Brett Parks is the founder and president of Second Shot Ministry and travels around the nation speaking to schools, businesses, and churches about hope, faith, and how he overcame a 99.999% mortality rate. Because of his heroic actions, Brett was rewarded with the governor’s Medal of Merit, which was presented by Governor Rick Scott. When Brett is not traveling, he loves spending time with beautiful wife Susan and playing with his son Jason and daughter Stella.

To connect with the author or request a review copy of Miracle Man please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.

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