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Children’s Book Fights Against Growing Oral Health Crisis

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Book’s Release Coincides with Children’s Dental Health Month

For immediate release: Tooth decay is the most common and most preventable disease in children, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. In an effort to promote children’s oral health routines within international households and families, authors Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey Jr. announce the release of their children’s book Everyone Smiles (Ambassador International; February 2015; $14.99, hardcover).

Using beautiful9781620205105 photography of children from a diverse range of backgrounds and cool- catchy-rhymes, Everyone Smiles is a fun, interactive and educational book. An avid volunteer with organizations providing free dental services to impoverished families, Gary says he has seen firsthand the importance of educating children about the necessity of brushing and flossing. “It can be a frustrating task for parents,” admits Gary, “but we hope this book will be a tool that can make these critical lessons easy for kids to learn.”

One in seven children between the ages of 6-19 has an untreated dental cavity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For children of poverty the statistics are even worse with one in four between the ages of 3-5 and 6-9 having an untreated cavity, according to the CDC. Here are some other interesting dental care statistics:

  • Americans spent $106 billion on dental care in 2010, according to Pew Center study.
  • 108 million children and adults lack dental insurance, according to a Surgeon General’s report.
  • Only 48% of children entering kindergarten have seen a dentist within the past year, says the CDC.
  • Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma.

Everyone Smiles features children from diverse backgrounds, which was key for Ashley, the daughter of a dentist and dental hygienist. “A smile can break through so many cultural and language barriers,” says Ashley. “Being confident of your smile can lead to confidence in other areas of life.” The co-authors’ platform, the Kersey Kids Club, focuses on supporting health educational resources for young children and families and the power of a  smile.

About the Authors: Born and raised in North Carolina, Gary Kersey earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Morehouse College. He continued his education by working towards a Masters degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. Gary is an aspiring dental professional hoping to combine his background in the sciences and modern languages to elevate dental care in underserved areas.

Ashley Grisham, a native of San Diego, CA, grew up as the daughter of both a U.S. Navy Captain dentist and a dental hygienist. A graduate of Spelman College, Grisham earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and holds a minor in Chinese language. Ashley is currently finishing her last year at Georgetown law school and upon graduation will join the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.

For interview requests or to request a review copy of Everyone Smiles please contact publicist Alison Storm via email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

Fireball Missionary Spends 65 Years Advancing Gospel

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Author David Sitton Shares Story of Missionary Mentor Joe Cannon

For immediate release: Joe Cannon devoted nearly 65 years of his life sharing the Gospel across some of the toughest terrain, to the most unloved, unreached people in the world. Cannon’s efforts have inspired countless others including author and missionary David Sitton. In Hard Fighting Soldier: Joe Cannon: 65 Years of Pioneer Gospel Exploits for the Glory of God (Ambassador International; January 2015; $13.99, paperback) author David Sitton inspires and encourages readers through the incredible story of his missionary mentor.

Hard Fighting SoldierCannon did not shy away from sharing the Gospel to even the most challenging peoples. He invested into lives throughout Japan, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea and Ukraine, often utilizing unconventional methods that earned him a reputation as a courageous fireball. “The gospel doesn’t carry itself along its own merry way,” writes Sitton. “When it runs, it runs on our legs. God’s messengers are called upon to forcefully accelerate the gospel into hazardous situations, and front line sol­diers for Christ are guaranteed to be busted up and bloodied in the fight.” Joe Cannon and his wife exchanged leisure, physical safety and financial security for the advancement of Christ.

Hard Fighting Soldier begins with Cannon’s first missionary assignment, which carried him to Japan in the wake of World War II. Answering an urgent request for the deployment of 1,000 missionaries to help fill the “spiritual vacuum” created by the devastation of war, Cannon and his new wife traveled thousands of miles to work with the poorest cave dwellers they could find. Over the years Cannon utilized a wide variety of ministries and methods to share the Gospel including Christian kindergartens, orphanages, retirement homes, sewing and English language schools, radio preaching, youth camps and more. Despite exposure to plagues, disease and death the couple’s unshakeable trust in God and resolute ambition to advance the Gospel never wavered. “Joe’s rallying call for pioneer spearheads to boldly go into all the world and preach the gospel was exhilarating,” recounts Sitton. “Thousands were roused by that challenge, and hundreds have found their way to missionary frontlines because of his influence.”

About the Author: In January, 2006 Sitton and his wife Tommi  founded their second ministry, The Center for Pioneer Church Planting which is dedicated to recruiting, training and launching pioneer church planters into the far-flung regions where Christ is still unknown. Hard Fighting Soldier is Sitton’s third book, following the popular title, Reckless Abandon: A Gospel Pioneer’s Exploits Among the Most Difficult to Reach People’s.

 

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up David Sitton’s book Hard Fighting Soldier: Joe Cannon: 65 Years of Pioneer Gospel Exploits for the Glory of God 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.

Hard Fighting SoldierSynopsis: Spearheads pierce targets! Joe and Rosa Belle Cannon joyfully spearheaded the gospel of Christ for more than five decades into the most complex, post-World War II cultures of Japan and Okinawa. After 24 years in the orient, Joe and Rosa Belle received new “orders from headquarters” and set themselves on “patrol” with the gospel, hiking with it, for days at a time, into some of the farthest flung tribes on the island of Papua New Guinea.

Choosing Him All Over Again Blog Tour

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All month long dozens of bloggers have been posting reviews of Juana Mikels’ new book Choosing Him All Over Again. This week members of the Ambassador Blogger Review Team will share their thoughts. (Interested in joining the team? Sign up here!) And be sure to check out these stops on the blog tour:

Sunday, January 25

Laura from thelaurelwood.wordpress.com

Misty from theladyprefers2save.com

Hal from oaktreereviews.wordpress.com

Choosing Him All Over AgainMonday, January 26

Beth from Bethhess.com

Claresa from Claresa.net

Debbie from PorchsideChats.com

Tuesday, January 27

Asheritah from onethingalone.com

Wednesday, January 28

Angela from amamascorneroftheworld.com

Debbie from couponism.com

Thursday, January 29

Mary from Maryanderingcreatively.com

Friday, January 30

Kemi from Homemakingorganized.com

Saturday, January 31

Mandy from worshipfulliving.com

Vera from luxuryreading.com

Stephanie from stephsscraphappenings.blogspot.com

 

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Brian Onken’s book More Than His God Card: What Jesus Wants You to Know About Him as Revealed in His Miracles 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.

More Than His God Card 99 cent saleSynopsis: Many readers of the Bible assume that when Jesus did a miracle it was, fundamentally, to prove that He was God—Jesus was pulling out His “God Card.” What is startling is that Jesus never made the case that this was the primary purpose of His miracles.

What if Jesus was intending to reveal something different, something more, something beyond merely proving His identity? Seeing as Jesus’ miracles were such a significant part of His ministry, if we miss what His miracles do reveal, we may be missing out on great insights into the One who loves us and came to rescue us.

Like the restoration of a great Old Master’s painting, Brian leads his readers to a fresh vision of what is conveyed in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ miracles. Uncovering what is there, in the text, we see the miracles in a reinvigorated, vibrant way. You will never read about the miracles in the same way . . . and you will catch a renewed and compelling glimpse of Jesus.

Coming Soon: Bundle Ambassador Books with BitLit

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Still love the feeling of a holding a real book in your hand, flipping the pages and highlighting your favorite sentences? Perhaps you’re torn between your love for traditional books and the convenience that ebooks offer. Now there’s a solution. It’s called BitLit and coming soon all Ambassador titles will be joining the BitLit library.

bitlit_logoBundling Books to Boost Sales

BitLit offers a way to bundle hard copy books with their digital versions. BitLit understands that people love having options, but they don’t want to have to buy the same book twice. So in order to capture an additional sale, Ambassador is offering discounted digital versions of books to customers who buy traditional hard copies.

How Does Bit lit shelfieIt Work?

Download the BitLit app and snap a shelfie. That’s a photo of your bookshelf. Bit Lit will then tell you which of your book titles are available through their service. Most of the ebooks are either free or available at deep discounts. On average, Ambassador’s ebooks will be available for around 80% off the ebook list price.

Claiming Your eBook

In order to claim your ebook you must take a photo of the cover of your book and sign your name in ALL CAPS on the copyright page. This limits fraud from people who try to score cheap ebooks by using library books or borrowed books. The ebook will then be delivered to your email inbox which you can then load on to any of your devices. Pretty cool, huh?

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Juana Mikels’ book Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance and Redemption 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.

ChoosingHimChoosing Him All Over Again Synopsis: She has everything that is supposed to make a young woman happy: handsome husband, dream job, new home, great vacations, fun friends, and plenty of money. But she isn’t happy.

Leaving husband, house, and friends behind, Juana begins her search for peace and happiness in earnest. Mistakenly, she thinks all she needs is “Mr. Right,” but instead, Juana finds Jesus—and the peace she has always longed for. As she grows in her faith and her desire to please God, God rekindles in her heart a longing to be reconciled to her husband. However, the tables are now turned—her husband doesn’t want Juana back.  Juana learns how to let go and trust God, to let Him go to work and do what seems like the impossible . . . but will her marriage be restored?

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Renee Metzler’s book Total Home Makeover: A 20-Day Plan to Renew Your Space and Spirit 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.

Total Home MakeoverTotal Home Makeover Synopsis: Total Home Makeover is a complete home management course. During your journey, get yourself, your family and your home all paddling in the same direction, toward order. Travel through three phases:

Phase 1: Transform Self. Learn smart daily and weekly home management routines that create order in the home.
Phase 2: Transform Family. Coach your family to learn and maintain healthy home habits that bring order to the home.
Phase 3: Transform Home. Organize (clear, sort, store) room-by-room to create a functional home with activity zones that meet your family’s needs.

Plus get worksheets (meal planner, chore chart, daily routines, room planner), stories from the author, and a supportive website. Grab a friend, your sister, or your small group and get started on your Total Home Makeover.

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a brand new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Lindon and Sherry Gareis’ books Declutter Now! Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life as well as the newly released Declutter Now! Study Guide 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 both of these books right now for just 99¢ on Kindle.

DeclutterNow 99 centsDeclutter Now! Synopsis: We all have too much STUFF!  Not just tangible things, but also the harmful clutter we allow to take up residence in our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. Every area of your life must be decluttered for you to live with the joy and freedom God desires!

  • We’ll clean out closets, relationships, and finances.
  • We’ll share ideas on decluttering your children’s lives from the get-go, and how to instill tools they’ll need to keep them that way.
  • We’ll navigate through challenges at work and critical career decisions.
  • Are you burdened by emotional ties that bind or physical problems which keep you in bondage?
  • We’ll tackle those too! Does your spiritual life feel empty or stalled?

We desire to help! Declutter what you don’t need to make room for what really matters. Less can truly be more!

  • Do you long for more peace and harmony in your life?
  • Do you desire more quality time with family?
  • Are you seeking relief from financial burdens?
  • Are you ready to release the grip of guilt and obligation?
  • Do you yearn for an increased ability to serve God?

Declutter Now! is for REAL people dealing with REAL life! Discover the tremendous joy possible when living a decluttered life for Christ.

 

Declutter Now Study GuideDeclutter Now! Study Guide Synopsis: Do you desire more TIME, SPACE, MONEY, FREEDOM, JOY, ENERGY & PEACE?

The Declutter Now! 8 week study is a comprehensive, practical, step by step guide, designed to coach and motivate you to TAKE ACTION and declutter your:

  • Physical space
  • Relationships
  • Finances
  • Career
  • Mental health
  • Children
  • Spiritual life
  • Body & Physical Health

As a companion to the popular book Declutter Now! Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life, the Declutter Now! study guide will help you not only recognize the clutter in your life, but help you get rid of it forever! What can you expect? Release from the bondage of clutter, live the abundant life God desires for you, thought and conversation provoking questions, inspirational and relevant scripture, a guide to ACTION with helpful resources and practical application. For leaders – complete meeting format guide which includes useful tools, tips, and creative ideas to make your group a success.
Designed to be used in conjunction with the Declutter Now! book.
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