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Fiction Friday Sale: A Touch of Sin $2.99

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A Touch of SinEvery week you can purchase Ambassador International’s Fiction Friday ebook selection at an incredibly low price on Amazon. This limited time sale will expire on Sunday so act fast! This week’s Fiction Friday selection is Bill D. Hallsted’s novel A Touch a Sin. A Touch of Sin is Hallsted’s third, and most exciting, novel about a pastor, embroiled in drugs, gangs and scandal after a month of bad decisions. Again it’s just$2.99 during our Fiction Friday sale.

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Five Things About Author Amy Fleming

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pic of me lightLearn more about your favorite Ambassador authors with our “Five Things” series. Author Amy Fleming wrote the recently released book A Little Irish Love Story, available now. Here are Amy’s “five things”:

Maybe I write so many scenes with people eating or preparing foods because I have a hole in my heart that microwaved tofu created. Kitchens are my favorite settings in my books even though no one in my family ever entered them. I grew up in a health-nut family, but no one knew how to cook!  In fact, I had to delete about 25 references to strawberry muffins in my last book. I should probably not write on an empty stomach…

I often dream stories before writing them. I have always been a very vivid dreamer and even dream sequentially- sometimes for months on end with the same storyline! I remember things vividly when I wake up. The hero of my book is also a dreamer like me.

The crazy people in my family became a rich resource for my characters. From Aunt Mim’s love of “bluing” her hair to Grandpa’s obsession with the “Little People” who constantly took his glasses, there was always something to laugh about. When writing a serious story like A Little Irish Love Story, I like to pump in those quirky, adorable moments that have amused me.

An angel took my mom’s picture in Rome. She was walking around the ruins at midday and a band of men surrounded her! Just as they were about to attack her, a man in all white appeared out of no where. He calmly asked to take my mother’s picture. He took her picture, handed her back her camera and vanished! The men were so scared they ran away. We still have that picture. If you look closely, a very similar scene is in my book.

My great-grandparent’s love story inspired my new book. My Great Grandpa became my hero very early on in life. He helped build the Titanic in Belfast! His wife had a stroke right after they got married and he had to care for her his entire life. He told me one day, “Taking care of her was the greatest honor God has ever given me.” I wanted to honor him by making him the hero of A Little Irish Love Story so I used his name and his personality for the main character.

Learn more about Amy and enjoy her new book A Little Irish love Story. Thank you Amy for sharing your “five things” with us!

Fiction Friday Sale: Dancing From the Shadows $2.99

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Every week you can purchase Ambassador International’s Fiction Friday ebook selection at an incredibly low price on Amazon. This limited time sale will expire on Sunday so act fast! This week’s Fiction Friday selection is D’Ann Renner’s novel Dancing From the Shadows. 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 Dancing From the Shadows. Again it’s just$2.99 during our Fiction Friday sale.

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Watch the Author Hangout with Andrew Davis

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Ambassador International partnered with Gospel eBooks for an Author Hangout featuring Andrew Davis. Andy answered questions about his new book An Infinite Journey: Growing Toward Christlikeness. He covered topics including Christian maturity, discipleship and even scripture memorization. Andy provided practical tips for becoming more like Christ. If you missed the hangout, you can watch the video now:

For a limited time you can purchase An Infinite Journey for the Kindle at a discounted price.

Fiction Friday Sale: Silo Country $2.99

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Silo CountryEvery week you can purchase Ambassador International’s Fiction Friday ebook selection at an incredibly low price on Amazon. This limited time sale will expire on Sunday so act fast! This week’s Fiction Friday selection is Amanda Robin Larcher’s novel Silo Country. Silo Country follows young Amanda as she navigates childhood, school bullying, and questions about God while exploring her new home in a small French village. Again it’s just$2.99 during our Fiction Friday sale.

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$100 Amazon Giveaway: Live Video Chat with Author Andrew Davis

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AnInfiniteJourney-Hangout-4-300x250Ambassador International is once again partnering with Gospel eBooks for an Author Hangout! You’re invited to chat live with author Andrew Davis on Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm Central. We’ll be discussing Andrew’s new book, An Infinite Journey: Growing Toward Christlikeness.

Every Christian embarks on two journeys: The external journey of sharing Christ with the world and the internal journey of personal salvation from sanctification into glorification. In his new book An Infinite Journey: Growing Towards Christlikeness, Dr. Andrew Davis provides a road map for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character and action.

During the Author Hangout you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Andrew, ask him your questions, get a special e-book Andrew Davisdiscount on his book and there will be giveaways too. Go ahead and enter to win our grand prize, a $100 Amazon gift card, by filling out the form below. On the day of the Hangout we’re going to announce another giveaway which will give you a chance to win a Kindle. There will also be other great prizes revealed and awarded during the Hangout so make sure you join us live on Jan 21st for your chance to win.

Please RSVP now! (Click “join” and tell your friends!)

Here’s what some Christian leaders are saying about An Infinite Journey:AnInfiniteJourney-3D

“Rarely have I read a book on sanctification that is simultaneously serious and fresh…” – Dr. D.A. Carson

“An Infinite Journey is a labor of love from the heart of a faithful pastor who dearly loves his people. It is a marvelous treatment of the doctrine of sanctification and a call to grow in Christlikeness. It is biblically grounded, theologically rich, and practical in application. It felt like I was reading a modern Puritan.” – Dr. Daniel Akin

“Now this is a good book. A really good book. It is exactly the kind of book a reviewer loves to discover: A title from a minor publisher that arrives with little fanfare and completely blows him away.” – Tim Challies

“I love Andy Davis extraordinary mind. I love the breadth of his reading. Most of all, I love his terrific understanding of the Christian life and his grasp of the gospel. He is a faithful brother, and this book is a gift to the church.” – Dr. J.D. Greear

Top Christian Authors to Watch in 2014

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It’s a new year and 2014 is already proving to be a great one for books! Vyrso.com recently released their list of “Top 15 Authors to Watch in 2014” and Ambassador International is thrilled to report that three of our authors are on the list! Here’s what Vyrso has to say: “Honestly, we couldn’t be more excited about the talent coming out this year. From names you’ve probably never heard before (but will soon), to already-burgeoning stars, this list represents our top 15 picks (in no particular order) of authors to watch in 2014.” To see the full list of 15 authors visit blog.vyrso.com. Here are the three Ambassador authors from the list:

 

An Infinite Journey5. Dr. Andrew Davis

Although not a household name quite yet, Dr. Davis was recently  given the honor of speaking alongside some big-name Christian authors at the CrossCon conference, including John Piper, David Platt, David Sitton, and others. His first book, An Infinite Journey, has already received a glowing review from D. A. Carson and is expected to receive even more praise once it’s released January 10.

 

7. David SittonReckless Abandon

After publishing Reckless Abandon and founding an organization that sends missionary teams to plant churches across the globe, Sitton has even bigger plans for global outreach in 2014. He has two new books slated to come out this year: a biography on his late mentor, Joe Cannon, a global missionary, followed by Ekballo—a book about being called to missions work and sharing God’s good news with the world.

 

Love Into Light14. Peter Hubbard

Love Into Light: The Gospel, the Homosexual and the Church was one of Vyrso’s bestselling books of 2013 and was also just listed in Tim Challies’ Top Books of 2013. Even though this was Hubbard’s first major book release, he wasn’t afraid to tackle one of the church’s most controversial topics—homosexuality— with both passion and care. At the cusp of 2014, this book is still gaining traction and is getting the author fired up for a followup title.

New Book Gives Pathway to Christian Maturity

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An Infinite JourneyDr. Andrew Davis guides readers through radical transformation

For immediate release: Every Christian embarks on two journeys: The external journey of sharing Christ with the world and the internal journey of personal salvation from sanctification into glorification. In his new book An Infinite Journey: Growing Towards Christlikeness, (Ambassador International; January 2014; $19.99, paperback) Dr. Andrew Davis provides a road map for the internal journey, laying out how we are to grow in four major areas: knowledge, faith, character and action. “The modern evangelical movement has been far more concerned about evangelism than about discipleship,” writes Davis. “It should be unsettling when there is so little spiritual maturity, so little sacrifice for Christ, so little hunger and thirst for righteousness, so little suffering for his glory.”

Packed with informative illustrations and relevant scripture, An Infinite Journey takes readers through an in depth look at what kind of people we should be, as described in scripture. Dr. Davis explains the radical transformation that happens through sanctification in five specific areas of character:

1. Affection: What you love and what you hate

2. Desire: What you seek

3. Will: What you choose and what you reject

4. Thought: What you think

5. Emotion: What you feel

Dr. Davis says it shouldn’t be surprising that the church is suffering from such “profound spiritual immaturity.” He believes the church needs focus on both infinite journeys– internal and external– by reclaiming the Bible and focusing on the power of the Holy Spirit. “It is impossible for the Church to make progress externally to the ends of the earth if there are no Christians mature enough to pay the price to go as missionaries and martyrs,” he says. “And it is impossible to make genuine progress in sanctification if the people only read good Christian books and stay in classrooms, but refuse to get out in the world as witnesses.”

About the Author: Dr. Andrew Davis has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Durham, NC, since 1998. He came to faith in Christ his junior year in college. In 1984, he graduated with a BSME from MIT, and worked for ten years as a mechanical engineer. Davis received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990 and his PhD in Church History from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998.

For more information about the author visit SteveWhigham.com. To connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.

 

 

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Fiction Friday Sale: The Soldier’s Cross $2.99

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The Soldier's CrossEvery week you can purchase Ambassador International’s Fiction Friday ebook selection at an incredibly low price on Amazon. This limited time sale will expire on Sunday so act fast! This week’s Fiction Friday selection is Abigail Hartman’s novel The Soldier’s Cross. The Soldier’s Cross is a historical novel that follows young Fiona’s quest for peace through war-ravaged France. Again it’s just $2.99 during our Fiction Friday sale.

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