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Love into the Light: Audio Book Now Available

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Ambassador International is excited to announce that Peter Hubbard’s book Love into the Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and the Church is now available on audio book at your favorite audio book retailers.

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Want to know more? Here is a synopsis of Love into the Light:

Synopsis: Homosexuality is one of the most controversial moral issues of our day. Headlines teem with stories of athletes’“coming out,” politicians changing positions and courts handing down same-sex marriage rulings. Sadly the church has often been afraid to talk about homosexuality. Many Christians feel confused and divided between the call to love and the call for truth. And many who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction feel alone and alienated by the church. The time is ripe for God’s people to think and speak about same-sex attraction in a way that is both biblical and beneficial. We must reject our fears and misunderstandings and see ourselves together in need of the grace of Jesus. Love Into Light is designed to move the church toward that end. Written from the heart of a pastor with a love for people and a sensitivity to our culture, Love Into Light is your next step toward becoming more faithfully and helpfully engaged with people in your families, in your church and in your neighborhood.Love Into Light

Prayer: More than Just Words Before Dinner

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Former Atheist Seeks to Invigorate Prayer Lives of Christians

For immediate release: “Prayer changes things.” We’ve all heard it before, but sometimes prayer can feel overwhelming. We don’t always know exactly what we should say, and many of us feel insecure in our prayer lives. Author William Ray offers a solution to our anxieties. In Answered Prayer: The Jesus Plan (Ambassador International; July 2015; $12.99, paperback), Ray walks through the most famous prayer in Scripture to encourage and revitalize readers in their own prayer lives.

Answered PrayerRay uses personal anecdotes as a testimony to the miraculous power of prayer. “As a former atheist who had an experience with God through a simple, heart-felt prayer, I understandably have been fascinated by prayer ever since,” writes Ray. Readers are continually reminded of how prayer can and will dramatically draw one closer to the Lord.

The Lord’s Prayer, or as Ray calls it—the Model Prayer— is central to Answered Prayer. Ray dissects each phrase of the prayer as outlined in the book of Matthew and reveals how it applies to a twenty-first century Christian’s prayer life. Ray reminds readers that God wouldn’t have given His children a prayer that didn’t work. Therefore, we can confidently base our personal prayer lives off of this Model Prayer.

Answered Prayer also addresses many of the contemporary issues people have with prayer, such as the misunderstanding of what prayer is and means. Readers will discover:

  • How to have a relationship with God through prayer
  • Understanding God’s four answers to prayer (No, Slow, Grow and Go)
  • Using prayer as a form of worship
  • Why specific prayers are more powerful

Each chapter contains study sections for readers to “Dig Deeper” into the truths of Answered Prayer. Ray utilizes external Bible verses to reinforce his main points about each phrase of the Model Prayer. In addition, each chapter includes a series of questions to help readers assess and further shape their own prayer life.

About the Author: William Ray served as a pastor for nearly 25 years, mostly in the Phoenix area. He holds the Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an English degree from Grand Canyon University. William is the author of Bible Study for Beginners, the science fiction series The White Hole Universe Chronicles, and the light-hearted reference book The 100 Most Entertaining Predictions about the 21st Century (co-authored with his wife, Lynette). William also provides a sermon illustration service for pastors at illustrationsforsermons.com. William and Lynette have been married for more than 30 years and have two lovely daughters and one beautiful granddaughter.

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

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Summer is a GREAT season for encouraging your little ones to read. That’s why Ambassador is holding the ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale! We’ve been highlighting a different letter each week, all summer long. It’s time to finish off our ABC’s of Summer Sales with the letter W!

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For one week only we’re offering three exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Barbara Collins’s ebook Water Baby Learns to Ski, Maria Bostian’s ebook What Should Daisy Do?, and Doug Routledge’s ebook Waking the World for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through August 9th, and then it will return to regular price.

Water Baby Learns to Ski

Synopsis: Look! A Baby on Skis!   At 9 months old, most babies are just learning to climb.  Not Water Baby!  In this true story, author Barbara Collins brings to the life the journey of a baby who learns to ski and goes on to become a national champion.   The first book in the Water Baby series, Water Baby Learns to Ski will surprise in more ways than one with its delightful story and charming illustrations.  BUY NOW

What Should Daisy Do?

Synopsis:  An Interactive Story with a Surprise Ending!

Daisy Dog and Pete the Pig are the best of friends, going everywhere and doing everything together. Often times, Daisy has to get Pete out of tricky situations.    While at Pete’s house one rainy Saturday, Daisy is faced with a tough decision when Pete invites her to play with his “special” toys: matches and lighters.     Children Have a Voice!     “No way, Pete!” yells the group of preschool children. “Matches and lighters are tools, not toys.”     Imagine their voice being heard as they tell others what Daisy should do with dangerous matches and lighters!  BUY NOW

Waking the World

Synopsis: This is the Story of the Night a Little Cricket Woke the World.

Rickety Bitick Cricket has a dream – a dream to wake the entire world with the loudest chirping any cricket has ever made. After nights of planning and practicing Rickety is ready! In this charming story written and illustrated by Doug Routledge, readers are encouraged to dream big and reminded that the biggest of plans can come from the smallest of creatures.
With its vivid illustrations and descriptive narrations, Waking the World is sure to be a bedtime favorite night after night.  BUY NOW

Learning to Trust God When Life Spirals Out of Control

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New novel follows life of a hopeful college student navigating turmoil and tragedy

For immediate release: Samantha Jordan planned on enjoying her senior year at Brenton College. With her stepmom, Bay Harris, soon to add another precious addition to her family of four, the future is looking bright and exciting. However, when tragedy strikes the midst of her family, Sam must come to terms with her relationship with God and reevaluate her life. In From Driftwood to Sapphire (Ambassador International; August 2015; $14.99), Sam is forced to uncover shocking secrets that completely disrupt her quiet mountaintop life. The question is, will these new changes be accepted?

From Driftwood to Sapphirerom Driftwood to Sapphire is author Kathy M. Howard’s second novel, the anticipated follow up to her 2014 book From Dishes to Snow. “From Driftwood to Sapphire brings Samantha Jordan’s point of view into light. She is the daughter of Wren Jordan, the main character’s love interest in From Dishes to Snow,” explains Howard. Samantha grew up without a mother, until her father married Bay Harris – a mother without her children as a result of a tragic accident. All of the lives are interconnected in some way or another, with God and View Top Mountain as commonalities.”

Sam’s journey may start out with a tragic loss, but it will also end up with a surprising addition. With the discovery of a long-lost mother and a potential half-sister, Sam’s plan for a quiet senior year is about to take an unexpected turn. “It’s easier to trust God with our lives when things are going well, when we are happy and healthy,” says Howard. “But, when life spirals out of our control, trusting Him is much more difficult. We want answers and reasons for why situations occur. We want the easy way out or to press rewind and change our life’s direction.”

Howard says the book is a very clear example Proverbs 3:5-6, which tells us to trust God and to not lean on our own understanding of a situation. “We need to trust Him whether we understand the whys or not,” she says. “That is a lot easier said than done, but if we will stop trying to fight Him, stop trying to swim upstream against the current, He will see us through, having a greater faith and a more peaceful spirit.”

About the Author: Kathy M. Howard makes her home in Blackshear, Georgia, with her husband and two daughters. She has been involved in education since 1998 as an elementary school teacher, a private school principal, and presently, as a homeschooling mom. Driftwood to Sapphire is her second novel.

To connect with the author or request a review copy of From Driftwood to Sapphire 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 powerful non-fiction title for just $1.99! Pick up Alexandra Savage’s book A Beautiful Season: Finding Your Identity in Christ After a Dating Relationship Ends 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!

ABeautifulSeasonSynopsis: A Beautiful Season is a message of hope that through Christ, joy can be found in all seasons of life. The pages of this book are intended to teach young women how to cope after a dating relationship’s end in a healthy, Godly way. Singleness can be a season of beauty, joy, and finding one’s purpose in life, but only if we allow Christ to work in us and through us at this time.

Written from the perspective of a 23-year-old young woman who experienced a difficult break-up, the author, Alexandra Savage, has been there. She knows that the kind of pain caused by loss of love is the worst kind of pain. After much searching, Alexandra found that the only solution to this pain is Christ Himself. He offers the comfort and love that is so desperately needed during this time in a woman’s life. A Beautiful Season takes you on a spiritual journey to find strength, healing, and identity in Christ during this precious season. BUY NOW

The ABC’s of Summer Reading 99¢ Sale: The Letter T

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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. We’re starting to round toward home with the letter T!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up Cheryl Kincaid’s ebook The Little Clay Pot and Stephanie Robinson’s ebook The Scotties Learn about Respect for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through August 2nd, and then it will return to regular price.

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The Little Clay Pot

Synopsis: Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth’s soft soil, lay a little slab  of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter’s firm hands mold and stretch the frightened little piece of clay until it becomes a pot. At first the clay is troubled, but then it considers—could the Potter be making me into something beautiful? Something special? Something treasured? Submitting to the work of the Potter, the pot reaches the marketplace, only to discover it is not beautiful or special or treasured. It’s simply an ordinary pot. Based on the parable in Jeremiah 18, the little clay pot learns that sometimes, even ordinary pots can serve great purposes. BUY NOW

The Scotties Learn about Respect

Synopsis: Archie, Flea, and Bonnie are Scottish Terriers. They love their family, food, naps, and having fun together. They try to be good dogs but sometimes forget. In The Scotties Learn About Respect, Archie finds out the hard way that it is sometimes better to do what you are told than what you want to do. Find out if Bonnie and Flea can help Archie get out of his muddy mess! 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 Jim Albright’s book Uncareful Lives: Walking Where Feet May Fail 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!

UncarefulLivesSynopsis:  “Come!” —Jesus Christ
Matthew 14:29

It’s God’s invitation into the uncareful life – a life of courageous faith. Come, and see how awesome He is! Come, and see who you’re supposed to be!

Christian, our God is God! You can do all He says because He will do all He says. He is your license to live your faith as big as you dare. He is your liberty to embrace a life big with God-pleasing, God-encountering faith. He is your freedom to wholeheartedly engage in fully-persuaded, never-look-back, no-risk-is-too-great, glad-fearless-joy obedience!
Come on, you know you want to! You know you’ve always wanted to—ever since you heard Him whisper, “Follow Me.” What are you waiting for? Whatever it is, it’s a lie. BUY NOW

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

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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. We’re moving right along this week with the letter M!

For one week only we’re offering two exciting children’s literature titles for just 99¢ each on iTunes! Pick up C. M. Needham’s ebook My Dad’s Birthday Surprise and Becky Hunt’s ebook My Grandma’s Crazy! for a discounted price for ebook during our one-week sale event. This special iTunes pricing will remain through July 26th, and then it will return to regular price.

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My Dad’s Birthday Surprise

Synopsis: Jacob isn’t quite ten years old but he has a BIG problem.

His dad’s birthday is only a few days away and Jacob has only  $1.38 to contribute towards Dad’s birthday party.

To make matters worse, his dad won’t let him mow yards until after he turns ten, so he can‘t make any money! It’s a tight spot. How is he going to solve it?

Skateboard down Jacob’s street and knock on some doors with him as he uses his head to work out the problem. He learns a few things and even manages to teach his dad something as well. BUY NOW

My Grandma’s Crazy!

Synopsis: Grandma isn’t like other grandmas, she’s CRAZY! She zip lines through the jungles of Borneo, leads conga lines at weddings, and drives a sports car. And that’s not the half of it!

Grandma’s unconventional approach raises an eyebrow or two, but nothing will stop Grandma from having fun with her grandson and being his friend. BUY NOW

Pastor Encourages Christians to Live Bold, Daring, Courageous Lives of Faith

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New Book Challenges Christians to Live Uncareful Lives

For immediate release: Whether you realize it or not, you’ve been called to be a go-with-Jesus disciple. Your life has an intricate and extraordianry plan, and the only thing standing in the way is you. Jim Albright’s Uncareful Lives: Walking Where Feet May Fail (Ambassador International; July 2015; $12.99, paperback) is a rallying cry for Christians to boldly step out in their faith to live “uncarefully” for the Lord.

Uncareful LivesIn Uncareful Lives, author Jim Albright exhorts Christians to step out of their comfort zones in obedience to Jesus Christ. After spending two decades in corporate business as a CPA, Albright answered God’s call to preach. “Sadly, unlike what we see on the pages of Scripture, many who call themselves Christians today forgo nothing, venture nothing, risk nothing, and sacrifice nothing,” writes Albright.

Uncareful Lives is a contemporary walkthrough of some of the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Albright begins with a description of who God is and works from this truth to encourage readers to live boldly in their faith. He uses the story of Peter walking on water to meet Jesus as a metaphor for our own need to meet Jesus despite the ever-present obstacles. Riddled with Scripture and quotes from some of Christianity’s most influential writers, Albright’s book can be a first step out onto the water of a radical life of truly walking with Christ.

Albright warns that the uncareful life is not necessarily a comfortable life or an easy one, though it is by far the most thrilling. He cautions the Christian who follows God’s call that we may have to make hard, costly, and risky decisions, but, because our God is God, we can trust His sovereignty in the uncareful-ness. “I wrote this book with the specific intent of lovingly destroying your present way of life if you call yourself a Christian but have not truly given yourself away to Jesus Christ.” Uncareful Lives emphatically reminds readers to perform “exploits of faith” for the glory of God.

About the Author: At the age of 42, Jim left a 20-year business career to answer God’s call to preach. Since early 2004, he and his wife, Karen, have lived in Milan, Italy, where Jim is the pastor of the International Church of Milan, a non-denominational, Bible-believing, and Bible-teaching church ministering to internationals from every corner of the globe.