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99¢ SALE: Two Books, One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering two amazing novels for just 99¢! Pick up AnnaLee Conti’s books A Star to Steer By and Till the Storm Passes By are each available 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 these books right now for just 99¢ on Kindle!

AnnaLeeContiComboTill the Storm Passes By Synopsis: “Mommy! Wake up!” a little girl screams. But the woman on the beach lies cold and wet and still. Evie Parker is plagued by a recurring nightmare from her childhood – who is the woman in her dream? What does it mean? A deathbed confession compels Evie to leave her home in Rhode Island and travel to the Territory of Alaska, where she struggles to unravel a past shrouded in mystery. Can she come through storms, both physical and emotional, to open her heart to true love? Author AnnaLee Conti’s gripping story explores the power of secrets, love, and forgiveness.  BUY NOW

A Star to Steer By Synopsis: This exciting sequel to Till the Storm Passes By, second book in the Alaskan Waters series, goes back a generation to tell the love story of the Norwegian parents Evie never knew.     Tales of the booming fishing industry and big money to be made in faraway Alaska in 1920 lure nineteen-year-old Norman Pedersen, a Norwegian fisherman, to immigrate to Alaska to make his fortune. He plans to return to Norway to marry his fiancée, Kristina Michelsen, who promises to wait for him, even if it takes years. But Norman becomes entrapped in a “prison” of his own making.     In Alaska, Norman is charmed by the beautiful but conniving Cecilia. In Norway, Kristina is wooed by Henrik, her best friend’s musically talented cousin. Norman calls Kristina his “star to steer by.” Will he ever find his true “star to steer by”? BUY NOW

 

 

$1.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a brand new non-fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Hope Griffin’s book Finding Joy: The Year Apart That Made Me a Better Wife 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!

9781620205372Synopsis: As a military spouse and mother (with one of her children being a young cancer survivor), Hope has faced some long, lonely nights questioning God’s faithfulness and the strength of her marriage. If you’ve ever found yourself in a long-distance marriage and wondered if it was possible not only to survive but also to thrive, then this book is for you. Hope invites you—through personal experience, examples of others in history, and Scripture—to explore the possibility of a stronger more fulfilling marriage. Together we are stronger. Together we can overcome any obstacle. You don’t have to do it alone. BUY NOW

10 Steps for Fighting Life’s Battles Successfully

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Billy Graham’s Pastor Empowers Readers to Live Life Undefeated

For immediate release: Every day we face numerous battles in life that challenge us financially, emotionally, and spiritually. In Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living (Ambassador International; September 2015; $10.99, paperback) author and pastor Dr. Don Wilton equips readers with the proper groundwork and training to not just face, but conquer life’s battles through God’s strength.

UndefeatedLiving in an upper-class neighborhood, driving a fast motor-car, and having lots of toys are worthless when faced with a life-threatening illness. In other words, the success you’re chasing won’t help you overcome difficulty and tragedy. Using the same strategy Jehoshaphat used in 2 Chronicles to obtain victory, Wilton provides ten steps for fighting the battles of life successfully. “These steps will help you live a life of integrity, purity, accountability, and humility,” writes Wilton. “The assurance that God has ‘got your back’ will remove any fear you may have in facing these battles head-on.”

Each chapter of Undefeated breaks down one of the ten steps for fighting life’s battles successfully which include:

  • Recognize the enemy
  • Listen to alarms
  • Resolve to fast and pray
  • Assemble a team

At the end of each chapter, a list of study questions guides readers to more intimately and specifically apply these steps to their own lives and battles. Wilton explains, the best way to overcome is to allow God to fight our battles, but there are steps everyone must take in order to summon God’s help.

As the pastor to “America’s Pastor” Rev. Billy Graham, Wilton also shares wisdom gleaned from Graham over the years. On his North Carolina porch Graham told Wilton the four core values that helped Graham’s ministry experience unmatched success. “These principles not only helped them to be successful in their ministries but in their personal lives and families as well,” says Wilton.

About the author: Don Wilton is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina and is the founder and president of The Encouraging Word broadcast ministry which is enjoyed by more than a million people through television, radio, and the Internet. In addition, he is passionate about hosting teaching tours to the Holy Land each year including Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Rome. Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living is Dr. Wilton’s 9th book and the first book in a series on Conquering Life’s Battles.

Dr. Wilton has the privilege of serving as Dr. Billy Graham’s pastor. They have remained close friends for many years, and he is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Schools of Evangelism and for The Cove. He is a highly sought after Bible expositor and preaches around the world. Don and his wife, Karyn, have three grown children who serve the Lord around the world in ministry. They have seven grandchildren.

To connect with the author or request a review copy of Undefeated 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 brand new fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Robert Parlante’s book Patch Town: Up From the Ashes 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!

PatchTown2Synopsis: Someone is trying to harm Martin Gilmore. First a white jalopy with a missing tailgate tries to run him down. He encounters road rage involving a dark blue van. Then an oversized black truck stalks him for the final kill.

As Martin follows clues leading to the suspected killer, he receives startling news. His young daughter Ruthie faces a diagnosis of breast cancer. Martin’s world collapses, having lost his wife three years earlier to cancer. And now will Ruthie face a similar nightmare?

Employed by a real estate development company, Martin is drawn into a web of corporate deceit as Ruthie’s illness overwhelms him, and the killer zeroes in on him.

Martin must confront hard choices: be a supportive dad to Ruthie, try to live as an ethical believer, and deal with his feelings for his friend Linda. In the end, Martin faces an inferno of hatred where his life hangs in balance and his trust in God is challenged. BUY NOW

Incredible Turnout at Barnes and Noble Signing

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Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Grace in the Middle book signing, held at Barnes and Noble in Greenville, South Carolina last weekend. Author Wendy Duke was joined by her daughter Savannah to share her heart behind the book and to sign copies for dozens of people who turned out to meet the pair. In an effort to offer support to other families facing similar struggles at Shriners Hospital, Wendy encouraged shoppers to ‘buy one, give one.’ Readers would keep a copy of the book and also purchase another for a family who may find encouragement in the Duke Family’s story by reading a donated copy of Grace in the Middle. “Many, many thanks for the support and generosity from those who came and those who called in to donate,” Wendy wrote on Facebook. “The store sold out of books, and FIFTY BOOKS were donated to families at Shriners Hospital. Fifty families we’ll be able to encourage. I’m entirely overwhelmed.”

If you’d like your own copy of Grace in the Middle, CLICK HERE.

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Two Great Books on Sale Now!

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For 24 Hours we’re offering a brand new fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Janice Cole Hopkins’ book Sown in Dark Soil 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! If you haven’t read the first book in Hopkins’ series, we’ve lowered the price of Hopkins’ first book Cleared for Planting to $2.99 during the sale.

Hopkins-Combo Sept 3Sown in Dark Soil Synopsis: The Appalachian Mountains are a beautiful place for life and love—but they can prove harsh and treacherous to the unexperienced. After the death of their father, Ivy and Leah Morgan are suddenly thrust into unpleasant, arranged marriages by their mother. Ivy, however, has other plans. Having fallen in love with Luke Moretz, Ivy is insistent upon running away to Luke’s farm in the Appalachian Mountains—far from her home and her mother’s disapproval.
Convincing her sister to come along, the Morgan girls leave town with Luke. Along the way, feelings between Ivy and Luke become strained as Ivy’s true personality and distaste for the mountains begin to show. Luke must face following his growing attraction to Leah or keeping his promise to Ivy. Meanwhile, Leah can’t help falling for all the things about Luke that her sister seems to dislike. Mixed emotions and the testing of relationships lead to dangerous and unfortunate circumstances that put any chance of future happiness at risk. Will this journey bring the sisters closer than ever, or drive them further apart than they could have ever imagined? BUY NOW

Cleared for Planting Synopsis: Living in the Appalachian Mountains in 1804 takes a strong person, and the unexpected can be lurking just around the corner. Emma has high hopes when her family moves to the North Carolina mountains. Her father appears to have finally quit drinking, and he plans to settle their family once and for all near the Linville River. Here Emma meets Edgar Moretz, an intelligent, passionate, and godly young man. Things are looking up for her, but when she is captured by a Cherokee raiding party, Emma’s problems have just begun. Years later, Clifton has finally finished his medical training and plans to spend some time at his family’s mountain farm until he can decide his next step. He also hopes God will send him a special woman to become his wife. But when she arrives unexpectedly, he finds that the road to happiness is not always smooth. BUY NOW

Brett Parks, Miracle Man Shares Story on HIS Radio

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Author Brett Parks shared his miraculous story of how God used a bullet to strengthen his faith on HIS Radio. Brett writes about the medical battle that included a 20-day coma, multiple surgeries, and an unexpected amputation in his book Miracle Man. Brett talked about his athletic career, his service dog Freedom and if he ever wishes he’d minded his own business. You can watch the full interview here:

$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 William Ray’s book Answered Prayer: The Jesus 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 Synopsis: Answered Prayer: The Jesus Plan is a study of the world’s most famous prayer, the Lord’s Prayer (also known as the Model Prayer or Our Father), based on the premise that Jesus would not have told us to pray a prayer that didn’t work, but that each line of the prayer is meant to bring about answered prayer and real communication with God. This incredible resource includes:
• Real-life examples of answered prayer that illustrate the practical truths found in Jesus’ words.
• “Digging Deeper” questions (with space for your answers) to help you consider how these truths change your life.
• A Prayer Guide to “jump-start” your prayer life. BUY NOW

Blog Tour: Grace in the Middle

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Starting today and running through August 29, Ambassador International is hosting a blog tour of Wendy Duke’s new non-fiction book, Grace in the Middle: An Imperfect Journey to God’s Perfect Plan. Be sure to check back in throughout the week to see the reviews and inspiring thoughts some of our bloggers have written about this exciting new publication.

What is Grace in the Middle?

Grace in the MiddleSynopsis: “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.

We’ve asked some of our bloggers to read and review Duke’s story. Their posts will range from a basic review to a discussion about something about the Dukes’ imperfect journey that inspired them.

Perhaps you’ll recognize some of the names on our list!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Crystal Green from tidbitsofexperience.com

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

Dwayne Morris of MorrisMatters.com

Donna Friend from RevelationsontheRun.com

Abby Banks from Wyatt’s fight Against TM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

Heather Duncan from heatherduncanwrites.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

Megan Taylor from hopintomyworld.blogspot.com

Haley Marshall

Spencer Cummins from spencerdeancummins.blogspot.com

Jenny Farmer from chocolatenchildren.com

Brenda McGraw from askgodtoday.com

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

Claresa Smith from Claresa.net

Holly Mthethwa from RuggedandRedeemed.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Doretta Mills from lifeontheedge-doretta.blogspot.com

Stephanie Wright from stephsscraphappenings.blogspot.com

Leeanne Burda from prayingthroughlife.com

Hope Griffin from HopeNGriffin.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

Angie Fehl from epicfehlreader.booklikes.com

Joni Lynn

Lori Krausen from strengthofitall.com

Michelle Kelly from byquietwaters.com

Courtney Szollosy from ournotsoengineeredlife.blogspot.com

Holly Zegalia from ilikeitfrantic.net

AND OTHERS

Nina Slone

Erica Sandwall from A Disabled Mom’s Life

Dana Perkins

Jennifer Morrissette from desertjuniper.blogspot.com

Bernadette Callahan

Ramona Vincent

Deb Wolf

Lorane Rhoden