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Memorial Day Reading List

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On Memorial Day, America honors the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Military. Below you will find books written by military spouses and by military members who have faithfully served America.

 

The Warrior’s Bride by Carrie Daws

The Warrior’s Bride is a book written by military wives Kathy Barnett and Carrie Daws. In this book, Barnett and Dawes give biblical strategies for helping other military wives thrive based off their own personal experiences and what God has spoken to their hearts.

 

A New Home for Allie: Carrie Daws, Joanie Bruce, Joanie Bruce: 9781620207994: Amazon.com: Books

A New Home for Allie by Carrie Daws, illustrated by Joanie Bruce

A New Home for Allie is a heart-warming children’s story written by military wife Carrie Daws and illustrated by Joanie Bruce. Allie’s story mimics what it’s like for military family kids to have to move around as Allie has to move from Kenya to Somalia. This is the perfect choice for any military family!

 

Repurposed Faith by Rosie WilliamsRepurposed Faith: Breathing New Life Into Your Quiet Time: Williams, Rosie: 9781620205587: Amazon.com: Books

Repurposed Faith is an inspirational book written by military spouse Rosie Williams. Repurposed Faith is designed to reignite the fire in your heart for Christ and his Word. If you are looking to reignite this fire once again, then this is the book for you!

 

 

 

 

For Christ and Country: A Biography of Brigadier General Gustavus Loomis: Lawson, Kenneth E.: 9781935507475: Amazon.com: BooksFor Christ and Country: A Biography of Brigadier General Gustavus Loomis by Kenneth E. Lawson

For Christ and Country is a biography about General Gustavus Loomis written by army chaplain Kenneth E. Lawson. Lawson writes of General Loomis’ unwavering faith and heart to serve his country. General Loomis was a man who was eager to speak about Jesus to anyone who would listen!

 

 

 

A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel
by Lester L. StephensonA Biblicist View of Law and Gospel: Lester L. Stephenson: 9781620201565: Amazon.com: Books

A Biblicist View of Law and Gospel is written by retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Lester L. Stephenson. Stephenson argues for an in-depth interpretation of the law and stresses the importance of the Old Testament while also arguing for how the testaments work together.

 

 

 

 

Armorbearers: The Revolutionary Choices of Servant-Leadership: Watford, Gerald: 9781620202999: Amazon.com: BooksArmorbearers: The Revolutionary View of Servant Leadership by Gerald Watford

Armorbearers, using scripture as its guide, dives deep into what it means to be a servant leader. Armorbearers author Gerald Watford knows exactly what it means to be a leader; he’s been a Marine, pastor, State Trooper, and teacher. Read as Watford encourages his readers to be servant-hearted leaders!

 

 

 

Miracle Man: A Bullet That Ignited a Purpose-Filled Life
by Brett Parks

Miracle Man is written by Brett Parks about his own real-life miracle. In 2012, Navy airman Brett Parks was shot as he ran to aid to someone being mugged. Read about Parks’ near-death experience and how God showed up during his time of need.

 

 

Persuaded: The Story of Nicodemus, A Novel - Kindle edition by Harder, David. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.Final Grains of Sand - Kindle edition by Harder, David. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Persuaded and Final Grains of Sand by David Harder

Persuaded and Final Grains of Sand are both written by David Harder who served in the United States. Navy. Persuaded is a biblical fiction novel following the life of Nicodemus and his encounters with Yeshua. Read along as Nicodemus realizes the joy and power in the Good News!

Final Grains of Sand is a fiction book about how a man named Jim leaves behind his legacy after getting a cancer diagnosis at 60 years old. This novel will help you realize the value of your life and how much your words and actions can touch the hearts of others.

 

Evocatus by Burke SpeedEvocatus: A Novel: Speed, Burke: 9781620207307: Amazon.com: Books

Evocatus is a fiction book written by Burke Speed, a retired Colonel and command pilot who served in the United States Air Force. Speed writes about the story of Jamie, a young veteran who is called again to a new type of duty and faced with the call to fight again.

 

Every day and especially on Memorial Day, we are so grateful for all those who have served America so well!

A Mother’s Day Book Gift-Guide

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This May, in honor of Mother’s Day and the great moms in the world, Ambassador International would like to highlight books written for mothers with its Mother’s Day Gift Guide! The perfect Mother’s Day gift for a mom in your life, and a gift that keeps on giving. 

The High Calling of Motherhood (Book and study guide): written for the mom who seeks so much more.

Why Did You Choose Me: a book for the adoptive or foster mom to share with the children of her heart.

Time Out for Tired Moms: a book for the exhausted mom, in need of her own time out and rejuvenation.

The Inconceivable Truth: a book for the woman struggling with the heartbreak of infertility.

The Life She Once Knew: a book for the mother struggling against impossible odds and searching for faith.

52 Conversations to Have With Your Teen: a book for the mother looking to reconnect and grow in her relationship with her teenage children.

Chickening In: a book for the mother searching for a guide to quenching anxiety, fear, and hopelessness, and turning her gaze towards God.

Chronic Love: for the mother struggling to parent and love her children in the midst of chronic illness.

Enough of Me: a study for mothers looking to win in the tug of war between an Instagram-perfect life and the truth of the Bible.

The past year, the world has relied heavily on the capabilities of mothers everywhere, as many women balanced it all, all while striving to still grow in their faith and relationships. This year, give Mom the gift of a good book, a cup of coffee, and a quiet space to enjoy it.

Happy Mother’s Day from Ambassador International. 

 

Books for Celebrating Easter

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Easter is a great reminder of not only God’s impact, but His grace. Whether you need a book to stuff inside a little one’s Easter basket, or a title to strengthen your walk with God, here are four books that are great for Easter and spring:

Chocolate Socks by Holly DurstChocolate Socks by Holly Durst

Perfect for Easter, this book isn’t just about chocolate but encourages children to chase their dreams. This adorable Christian tale is about the exciting adventure young girl has when she combines her two favorite things: socks and chocolate! What a perfect book to read while munching on chocolate!

Jazzy and the Dog Walk by Tica TallentJazzy and the Dog Walk by Tica Tallent

Jazzy wants to help out needy children and develops a plan. This adventure reminds readers how important it is to help others who are less fortunate. Perfect for reminding children and adults alike how important it is to share a helping hand to those in need.

 

For His Name's Sake by Nancy CretacciFor His Name’s Sake by Nancy Cretacci

This daily Christian devotional provides daily verses with room to meditate and write down your reflections on how His name impacts your life. This daily devotional is a great gift for a friend or for your own personal spiritual journey to help strengthen your relationship with Christ.

 

Declutter Now! By Lindon and Sherry GareisDeclutter Now! By Lindon and Sherry Gareis

Are you looking to declutter your heart and mind? Declutter Now! is the perfect Easter gift for you to clean your home and your mind! Easter is the perfect reason to let go of any negative or emotional baggage we have accumulated and focus on your spiritual well-being.

 

Don’t forget to check out our pinterest boards with more great ideas for your holidays and more!

Just Who Was St. Patrick?

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It’s a question we all ask ourselves on the one day that we’re all Irish. Except for those pesky orange-wearers.

We all wear green and say funny things like “top ‘o the mornin’ to ya!” But have you ever wondered what’s at the root of St. Patrick’s Day? Journey back to the early part of the 5th century, a time we knew little about until the discovery of Saint Patrick’s writings, through the pages of Saint Patrick: The Man & His Mission.

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Those writings provide a vivid picture of this faithful man, offering a voice from the distant past, spreading hope and joy. You’ll be amazed to discover the real St. Patrick. And here’s a hint: it has nothing to do with corned beef, cabbage or even leprechauns! Pick up Saint Patrick: The Man & His Mission to learn more about the man and missionary so oft-celebrated yet misunderstood in the modern world.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Book Guide

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We’re all Irish this time of year and what better way to celebrate March 17 than with an Irish cookbook or by learning about the man himself– Saint Patrick. This is a special time of year for us at Ambassador International– after all we got our start in Belfast more than four decades ago. Here are some books perfect for helping you celebrate our Irish heritage:

Shamrock and Peach CoverShamrock and Peach: A Culinary Journey From the North of Ireland to the American South

The Shamrock and Peach is a unique book in many ways.

It is a cookbook that explores the best of Ulster-Scots cuisine but is also the tale of an immigrant’s journey, following in the footsteps of those Scots-Irish settlers who forged the trails of Appalachia years ago.

It is a story of the many cultural overlaps that exist between the North of Ireland and the Deep South, celebrating those cultural expressions through the language of really good food.

The first half of The Shamrock and Peach is set in the green fields of Ireland and from there we cross the ocean to the American South to discover some wonderful food experiences that have their roots in the Emerald Isle.

Filled with beautiful photographs of both regions, The Shamrock and Peach will be a fun and interesting resource to browse through and use in your kitchen for years to come.

 

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick: The Man and His Mission

Saint Patrick: The Man and His Mission will take you on a journey back to the early part of the 5th century. Little information exists regarding life and conditions prior to that time in the land named Hibernia – the island lay on the edge of the known world beyond the fringe of the Roman Empire. It took the mission of the man we call Saint Patrick and the discovery of his writings to see the beginning of any real history of Ireland. More important still is the fact that these writings provide such a vivid picture of Patrick himself that the force of his personality and the fervor of his faith still live today. Here then is a voice from the distant past! Not a faltering voice or a melancholy voice but a voice full of certainty and hope and joy. The voice of a man in touch with God.

 

A Little Irish Love Story

Set in post World War II Ireland, this retelling of the Biblical story of Ruth is an incredible love story . . . with a twist.

Elderly Sarah returns to her hometown of Adare, Ireland, with her daughter-in-law, Anna. The suffering that World War II brought them was unimaginable, but they still have each other. With all their loved ones killed in the war, the two women have nothing but a hope that one distant relative will help them. Will this new beginning bring the healing that both of them have prayed for?

With heart-pounding suspense, romance, and mystery tied up in one, A Little Irish Love Story contains unforgettable, human characters that bring humor and sweetness to the sweeping Irish backdrop.

Follow along as incredible moments of passionate faith are gleaned from the pages and a heroic young woman finds the truth about her life—that she is loved beyond what she could have ever imagined.

 

Ireland to the Wild West: A True Story of Romance, Faith, Tragedy, and Hope

Marcus PaulBorn in 1846 in Ireland at the start of the “Great Hunger,” James Kinnier Wilson emigrated to Philadelphia to start a new life at seventeen years old.

After his life took a dramatic turn, he found himself attending Princeton and then a college in Scotland, where he met Agnes Hately, the talented daughter of a famous figure in the Scottish “Disruption”-the emergence of the Free Church of Scotland.

Agnes and James, now newlyweds, crossed the dangerous Atlantic and settled in rural New Jersey. While there, Agnes wrote intimate letters home about her children, the people around her, the church, and the dangers of endemic disease.

Called in 1878 to the Wild West to found churches and to farm, Agnes again revealed in detail the conditions of her life on the frontier and her impressions of American women, cowboys, servant girls, church-goers, and provides some never before seen detail to what is called the “Last Indian Raid in Kansas.”

In Ireland to the Wild West, Marcus Paul uses these letters penned by Agnes to take readers on a journey through Agnes and James’ engagement, marriage, dangerous travels, and their arrival and life in America.

Through her letters, a treasure trove for historians, readers will gain a unique insight to that time period and will find an engrossing and inspiring story of romance, faith, tragedy, and hope.

A Shiver of Wonder: A Life of C. S. Lewis

He was an intellectual prig who was transformed into a man who had a mind and heart awake to holiness. He had no posterity, but few men in history have been so deeply loved by children.  He was but a mirror A Shiver of Wonderreflecting another Face.

He was an Oxford Don and a Cambridge Professor. He was an expert in Medieval and Renaissance English who gripped the imagination of millions through his wartime broadcasts of Christian truth for the BBC—broadcasts that later became his famous book, Mere Christianity.

He was C. S. Lewis, a name synonymous with legendary kindness, intellectual rigour, a love of nature and perhaps his greatest creation, Aslan and the land of Narnia. His writings still compel countless readers to shiver with wonder at the great imagination and depth of understanding he possessed. Controversial genius that he was, his life is a beacon for all who struggle with doubt and faith in Christ.

The Titanic’s Last Hero: A Startling True Story That Can Change Your Life Forever

The Inspiring Love Story That Will Change Your Life

Over one hundred years ago, an “unsinkable” luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage. More than 1,500 men, women, and children tragically lost their lives after the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912.

Shockingly, many who perished had refused to board the lifeboats at first, believing the ship as truly indestructible and would not sink!

From that dark disaster shines an inspirational love story—the true story of one man’s great love for his Savior and for humankind. This is the story of John Harper, the Titanic’s last hero, who set his only child in a lifeboat before setting his sights on the salvation of the lost souls around him.

Re-live John Harper’s last hours as the ship took on water and passengers swarmed the decks. “Let the women, children, and the unsaved into the lifeboats!” was Harper’s cry.

Discover, through the testimonies of those who knew him, what inspired this man to go down with the ship and flounder in icy waters under a starry sky as he searched for doomed souls who needed his message of love and salvation.

The Titanic’s Last Hero presents a hero whose courageous story you will never forget.

Favorite Flavors of Ireland

Favorite Flavors of Ireland invites readers, cooks, and armchair travelers alike on a nostalgic tour of one of Europe’s most beloved destinations. From her first visit in 1984, Margaret Johnson has forged an indelible bond with Ireland and Irish food, and she shares this unique relationship with you in her eleventh cookbook. You’ll find recipes that have become her favorites along with a few recent discoveries that are sure to please. The book brings home all the classics—Shepherd’s Pie, Bacon and Cabbage, Seafood Chowder, Bread and Butter Pudding—and provides an insightful look into the seasonal ingredients that shape the country’s cooking. With over 100 recipes and evocative photos that transport you to the Irish countryside, this colorful collection will awaken your senses to the delicious food of this warm and welcoming land and keep those Irish eyes smilin’ all through the year.

 

 

 

 

Summer Reads: July Releases

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What’s on your summer reading list? Our July Releases fit every wish-list!

 

 

 

Fool’s Luck by Dave Milbrandt

In Dave Milbrandt’s novel, Fool’s Luck, one lucky lottery ticket launches high school teacher, Myles Bradford, into a presidential campaign. However, in Myles Bradford’s bid for the most powerful office in the land, he begins to lose all that is precious to him. Fool’s Luck begs the question: what price is too high to pay?

To follow along with author Dave Milbrant, check out his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub! Order Dave’s newest novel, Fool’s Luck, here!

 

Karrie’s Thorn: A Novel by Rev. Cheryl Anne Kincaid

In Reverend Cheryl Anne Kincaid’s novel, Karrie’s Thorn, one girl’s faith journey through foster care, abuse, rejection leads her to personal healing and empowerment. Karrie is a Christian, who finds herself removed from her abusive home and placed in foster care. Karrie struggles to balance the truth that God is good with the hardships she endures.

To follow along with author Rev. Cheryl Anne Kincaid, check out her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon! Order Cheryl’s newest novel, Karrie’s Thorn, here!

 

The Secret of Fire by J. J. Fischer:

The Secret of Fire finds El and Torsten in a land that has allowed the Outside in; separated and on the run from the man who seeks to destroy them, they explore the layered history of their beautiful, mysterious land. In The Secret of Fire, author J.J. Fischer once more explores the human condition by contrasting a medieval civilization with a WWII era one in this gripping, high-fantasy novel, leaving the reader grappling with his own human limitations. “Not all who live in chains are prisoners. Not all who win are victors.”

You can find J.J. on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon, and Goodreads! Order J.J. newest novel, The Secret of Fire, here!

 

The Thrall’s Sword by Grace Caylor

The gripping tale of Sigrid, a slave girl meant to be a human sacrifice and spared – only to lose her mother to an evil
master. The Thrall’s Sword is a Viking adventure novel that weaves together the themes of loss, revenge, history, and even a spot of romance. Sigrid’s mother always told her, “Keep your head up.” Despite her hard life as a slave, Sigrid remains dignified. She keeps her head up when she is chosen to die on a funeral pyre as a
sacrificial slave.

You can find Grace on her website, her personal blog, Facebook, and Amazon! Order Grace’s newest novel, The Thrall’s Sword, here!

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden in Irish Hills by Mary Cates

When a surprise military action unfolds in the Mediterranean Sea that threatens world peace, Rachael decides to flee her New York City penthouse and move to her mansion in Irish Hills.“Rules and regulations turned the mansion into a place so different it seemed peculiar…she couldn’t help but feel like a stranger in her own home.” Hidden in Irish Hills tells the story of corrupt government, survival of natural disasters, courage against tremendous odds, the power of God’s presence, and faith that believes in miracles. “God’s presence would often meet them with power so strong a hush would come over them. When His presence came in fullness, no one could speak.

You can find Mary on her website, Amazon, and Bookbub. Order Mary’s newest novel, Hidden in Irish Hills, here!

 

The Broken Spear: Reformation Rising by Ruth Ann Ellinger

The Broken Spear.”follows the influential Carmichael Clan through 16th century Scotland as they struggle for freedom from the 1,000-year domination of Papal Rome. The Carmichael Clan dares to stand for what’s right as they set out on a quest to reveal the truth of God’s Word to all. The Scottish people have long been oppressed by the impenetrable stone of darkness, Papal Rome. After William Tyndale translated the Bible into English, the ignorance, superstition, and deception that the Scottish people had been living in was revealed. The new translation ignited the fires of the Protestant Reformation in the blood-soaked land
of Scotland as people were willing to sacrifice everything and pay the price for freedom. “Someone will sacrifice themselves to support a cause. Someone will pay the price

You can find Ruth Ann on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Amazon! Order Ruth Ann’s newest novel, The Broken Spear: Reformation Rising, here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell to Hollywood by Michelle Keener

Farewell to Hollywood  is an achingly poignant tale of forgiveness, love, and the power of God’s grace that spans from  Malibu’s beaches to Hollywood’s stage. When a successful corporate lawyer and an ambitious movie producer collide, their paths and hearts are forever intertwined. But can they focus on their passions as well as each other, or will they be forced to say farewell forever?

You can find Michelle on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon, and Goodreads! Order Michelle’s newest novel, Farewell to Hollywood, here!

 

Serpentine by Christy Dietz

From the inspiring mind of Christy Dietz comes Serpentine this season’s toe-curling, dystopian thriller. Esther is an orphan, fighting for survival in an America she no longer recognizes, one taken over by an evil new order, the Federation. Esther has nothing to lose but freedom itself, which makes her the unlikely leader of the resistance that rises to fight back and reclaim what was lost. Serpentine uses a post-apocalyptic universe to teach an age-old truth: “Mankind is the only one to blame for where we are; the original sin at its fruition.”

You can find Christy on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon! Order Christy’s newest novel, Serpentine, here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hollywood is Not Home: A Novel by Annmarie M. Roberts

Maggie Malone has what every little girl dreams of having: beauty, wealth, and fame. But with that lifestyle comes the paparazzi, crippling anxiety, and daily scrutiny of every area of her life – from her faith in God to the food she eats. Maggie longs for her southern roots where she grew up and flourished. Anxiety eats at her and begins to weaken her physical health as critics and paparazzi hound her; Maggie begins to wonder what price she is truly willing to pay for her peace of mind. When Maggie is presented with an intriguing opportunity: let a body double take her place in Hollywood and retreat to Home, a charming southern town intended to heal the exhausted starlet, she decides to seize the day. “Life is so mysterious. One day I make a kind impression on an old, widowed man. The
next day I am faced with a death threat.”

You can find Annmarie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub, and Amazon! Order Annmarie’s newest novel, Hollywood is Not Home, here!

 

Obstacles by Odelia Chan

Obstacles is a brilliant, insightful novel about Parkour and those who practice it, traceurs.Leah Jung is passionate about Parkour and becoming the best traceur she can be. However, she has one secret, disabling trauma—a fear of one specific move in the sport she calls her life. “The memory surfaced. Overcoming obstacles—all except that one. The botched kong-gainer. The pain, the anger, the bitterness, the trauma. Fear and doubts? They were all there.”

You can find Odelia on her website and on Amazon! Order Odelia’s newest novel, Obstacles, here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You, Me, and the Stars & Her Sanctuary, His Heart by Michelle Dykman

Her Sanctuary, His Heart tells the story of a couple torn apart after the loss of a child. When the pair discovers one another again, their lives are immediately
threatened after they stumble upon an illegal poaching scheme. What follows is a journey of love, sacrifice, and trust after unimaginable loss.

You, Me, and the Stars  will melt the toughest heart with its tale of young love, the trials we face, and how God can ultimately change us into the people we long to be no matter what our age

You can find Michelle on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub! Order Michelle’s newest novel, Her Sanctuary, His Heart and You, Me, and the Stars by clicking on their links!

 

 

Runaway Home: A Contemporary Amish Romance by Amy Grochowski

Runaway Home is the story of second chances for a man whose tragic childhood caused him to leave the Amish. But can love ever redeem his desire for a home
and family with the woman he left behind? The pair remain separated, until one day, Noah returns to Prince Edward Island – and to Rachel. In Runaway Home, Noah and Rachel’s love fights to bridge the gap between the cowboy who ran away from the Amish and the Amish woman he left behind.

You can find Amy on her website, Twitter, FacebookInstagram, Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub! Preorder Amy’s newest novel, Runaway Home, here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fugitive of Faith by David Mathews

Pastor Pete Holloway is an ordinary Bible-believing in pastor, Iraqi war vet, husband, and father in San Francisco, California. His world is upended when he is called to the local police precinct to answer to charges of disseminating hate speech per the Hate Speech Elimination and Reparation Act recently voted into law by the state of California. Pastor Pete soon realizes that he must make a choice: remain home and be arrested or abandon his family and church and begin the life of a fugitive, searching for freedom. He chooses the latter, and the man of God becomes the man on the run. Fugitive of Faith is far more than a
dystopian “what if ” novel. It is an insightful, necessary soul search of the ordinary American Christian.

You can find David on his website, Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, and Goodreads! Oorder David’s newest novel, Fugitive of Faith, here!

 

We hope this list guides you to GREAT Christian books and inspires you in your spiritual walk and life. Happy reading!

 

For the Dads

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These books are for the dads! We want to wish you a happy, happy Father’s Day! Read below to find a range of books to suit every dad. To those who don’t have an earthly father to celebrate this year, or who have broken relationships with their earthly fathers, our hearts break with you. This Father’s Day let us not forget our Father in Heaven who is the most perfect and the most loving!

 

If I Were a Puzzle by Kenneth Good, Illustrated by Anne-Marie Finn

If I Were a Puzzle by Kenneth Good is the perfect choice for the dads with little ones! Follow along with Sophie and her dad on their puzzling journey as Sophie poses the question, “Daddy, what if you were a puzzle?”

 

Armorbearers: The Revolutionary Choices of Servant-leadership by Gerald Watford

Armorbearers by Gerald Watford is for the dads who are servant-leaders at heart! Former marine Gerald Watford encourages readers to be helpful, supportive, and strengthening to those around them. Armorbearers is the ideal book to encourage the dad with a heart for servant-leadership!

 

 

 

 

Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader by Ken Collier and Matt Williams

Biblical Leadership by Ken Collier and Matt Williams is for the dads looking for a sincere approach to biblical leadership. Matt Williams teaches his readers about what they can give back rather than what they can gain from positions of power. Biblical Leadership is a great choice for dads who are daring enough to lead differently!

 

 

 

 

Christian Growth from A to Z: A Practical Discipleship Manual for Both New & Growing Christians by Doug Lowery

Christian Growth from A to Z by Doug Lowery is essential for the dads looking to mature in their faith. Doug Lowery teaches that salvation is only the beginning of one’s journey with Christ and, using the alphabet, Lowery provides a resource to well equip his readers in their faith journey. Grow and mature in the knowledge of Christ with Christian Growth from A to Z!

 

 

 

Walking in the Word: A Family Journey From Genesis to Revelation by Carolyn Wells

Walking in the Word by Carolyn Wells is for the dads who are looking for a devotional their entire family can enjoy! Carolyn Wells provides families with a guide that helps them read through the entire Bible together. Walking in the Word is a must for dads wanting to nourish not only their own faith, but their whole family’s faith as well.

 

 

 

 

You’re the Husband: A Blueprint for Leading in Marriage by Jeremy Howard

You’re the Husband by Jeremy Howard is for the married dad who longs to nourish his marriage! Jeremy Howard provides men with a road map to aid them in their marriage. You’re the Husband is an outstanding choice for dads wanting to learn more about God’s design for marriage!

 

 

 

 

Theology from the Spring: Reflections of the Creator Cast in Nature by Jacob A. Taggart

Theology from the Spring by Jacob A. Taggart is for the dads who love both theology and the outdoors! Jacob A. Taggart uses his love for the outdoors to point his readers back to the One Who created everything. Theology from the Spring encourages a deep admiration for the natural world and its Creator!

 

 

 

 

Called To Series by John Crosby

The Called To Series by John Crosby is for the dads who are workplace leaders, ministry leaders, pastors, or coaches and are looking for their new favorite weekly devotional! The Called To Series guides its readers through every day of the year with the challenge to align their lives and leadership with God’s Word.

 

 

Transformed Thinking: A Defense of the Christian Worldview, King James Version by Dr. Tom Wheeler

Transformed Thinking by Dr. Tom Wheeler is for the dads who are looking for solid and honest ways to defend the Christian worldview! Dr. Tom Wheeler lays out the fundamental beliefs of Christianity in Transformed Thinking and provides sound arguments to support his beliefs. Pick up a copy of Transformed Thinking to get solid answers for your faith!

 

 

 

 

Social Justice Goes to Church: The New Left in Modern American Evangelicalism by Jon Harris

Social Justice Goes to Church by Jon Harris is for the dads looking to understand the world today. Jon Harris digs into history to explore why so many evangelicals have started supporting left-leaning political causes. For the dads curious about the current political climate, this book’s for you!

 

 

 

 

Nuggets of Truth: A Bible Student’s Devotional and A Bible Teacher’s Resource Handbook by Dr. John Mannion

Nuggets of Truth by Dr. John Mannion is for the dads who are eager to learn more about the Bible. Dr. John Mannion shares nuggets of truth with his readers that are meant to teach and inspire their personal studies. Nuggets of Truth will take your devotional time to the next level!

 

 

 

Wish your dad and the father figures in your life Happy Father’s Day by recommending or buying them any of these books! Not sure what to get them? Share this post with them and let them decide!

Happy Father’s Day and happy reading!

Survivor Highlight

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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Ambassador International would like to highlight Vanna Nguyen’s book, The Life She Once Knew: The Amazing Story of  Queena, The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor.  It is a story, not only of a young woman who

In 1981, a Vanna Nguyen stared death in the face as she lay on the floor of a small boat in the South China Sea, fleeing the life she once knew in Vietnam. In 2008, her teenage daughter lay fighting for her life after being brutally raped and left for dead at a library near Tampa, Florida.

The attack in front of the Bloomingdale library left Queena with a traumatic brain injury, sentenced to a life unable to walk, see, or speak. As Vanna Nguyen lovingly poured herself into caring for her now severely disabled daughter, she also battled with reliving her own Vietnam War survival story. She was forced to confront a choice:  forgive the attacker whose unforgivable decision changed both their lives as they knew them forever or live forever in grief and bitterness?

In The Life She Once Knew, Vanna candidly chronicles the deeply spiritual and emotionally powerful journeys of these two strong women as they fight for their lives and their futures decades apart.

Join Queena in her in her journey to continue as a survivor, and witness to the testament of faith, grace, and determination. 

 

Preparing Our Hearts and Homes to Celebrate Thanksgiving

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This is the first in a three-part series on preparing our hearts and homes for Thanksgiving. Dee Travis is the author of  Celebrate Life: Living to Serve God and Encourage Others as We Celebrate Life Together.

November is here and it makes me start to think about the holidays. I always feel bad because Thanksgiving it such a great holiday and it gets here so fast and then after one day….it’s over and Christmas bells are ringing. Just one day of thankfulness doesn’t do it for me. There is so much to see and do as we think about Thanksgiving approaching. How about taking the whole month of November to celebrate Thanksgiving with me?

Thanksgiving-PinterestStep into November by getting outside and looking for God’s goodness and bounty! His glory in creation can be seen everywhere in the fall! The trees are changing into a beautiful display of God’s canvas of red, orange and yellow! How about visiting a pumpkin patch or a farm during harvest of the crops. Take your kids or grandkids to an apple orchard and pick some crisp juicy apples. We live on a farm in rural Iowa so we get to see harvesting of corn and soybeans first hand. We also grow a ton of pumpkins for the grandkids to pick. God is so good to us! We have a few apple trees so one of our favorite traditions is picking apples and making fresh apple cider! Those times all makes me reflect on how good and faithful God has been to us throughout another year. Harvest time with the bounty He gives us through crops and food and nature’s beauty will help us prepare our hearts to thank and praise an Almighty God!

Try reading a Psalm every day during November! Every day is a gift from God so celebrate His goodness every day. Start with Psalm 100 and go through Psalm 136. Some are short so you will be able to combine a couple of chapters on certain days. I kind of think that the Psalms and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and pumpkin pie! Each day after you are done reading write down three different things you are thankful for so that you can look at them during the month and then read them all on Thanksgiving Day! Always be ready to give thanks to God for what He had done for us! God is always good and you are always loved.

One of the things I love to do every year in November is attend my grandchildren’s Thanksgiving program at school. It really makes me think about our 9781620205310country and how the first Thanksgiving Day was started. The Pilgrims came to America to be able to worship God freely. They set aside this special time at harvest to thank God for all He had done for them. (And it was probably more than just one day!) It is such a good example for us to follow! The pilgrims not only shared their food with the Indians but they also shared their faith in a mighty God. Our forefathers sacrificed a lot for the freedoms we enjoy today and for that I am truly thankful!

Well are you in? I hope you will start to prepare your heart all month long and this Thanksgiving may be the most blessed ever!