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Fiction Friday Sale: Lukewarm $2.99

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LukewarmEvery 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 Will Mongomery’s novel Lukewarm. The book has 24 five-star reviews on Amazon. Lukewarm is an apprehensive adventure following a Nashville writer’s search for love. Again it’s just $2.99 during our Fiction Friday sale. Come back next week for our next Fiction Friday selection.
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EXPIRED Need a Great Gift? Christmas Flavors of Ireland: Just $10!

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Christmas Flavors of Ireland Need a great gift for someone on your list? For three days only we’re offering this beautiful, full-color cookbook at half price! Pick up a copy for your own cookbook collection or wrap it up for a loved one. In this very special publisher-direct deal Christmas Flavors of Ireland is just $10, plus shipping.

CHRISTMAS FLAVORS OF IRELAND INVITES READERS — cooks and armchair travelers alike — on a holiday tour of one of Europe’s most beloved destinations. From decking the halls to gathering around the family table, you’ll find timeless classics and exciting new ideas in this full color collection of popular Irish dishes.

Hurry- this deal expires at midnight Sunday, December 15!

The Perfect Christmas Tree for Book Lovers

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If you’ve got a lot of books sitting around why not put them to good use during the holiday season? We recently decorated the Ambassador International offices for Christmas and decided to build our very own book tree in the lobby.

Book tree

We completed our book tree with white lights and a star on top. We think it makes a very festive addition to the reception area. And it’s a great way to display some of our favorite books as well!

Book Tree

We found some creative inspiration over on Pinterest. Check out our Decorating with Books board to see some other beautiful trees that were built using books. One downfall of the book tree is that it doesn’t have that lovely pine scent, but we’ve got a Christmas candle to help us with that.

Facebook Giveaway: Win a Copy of Christmas Flavors of Ireland!

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9781620202074Are you ready to see some great new recipes? It’s time for another one of our monthly giveaways! We are celebrating the holiday season by giving away a free copy of the Christmas Flavors of Ireland cookbook by Margaret M. Johnson. Head over to Facebook for more details!

Christmas Flavors of Ireland invites readers — cooks and armchair travelers alike —on a culinary tour of one of Europe’s fastest growing food destinations. Part recipe collection, part travel guide, and part history, the book offers an insightful look into the ingredients that shape the country’s cooking. Flavors of Ireland will awaken your senses to the grand places and glorious food of this warm and welcoming land. Enter now and try some of these great recipes yourself!

Five Things About Author Steve Whigham

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Steve WhighamLearn more about your favorite Ambassador authors with our “Five Things” series. Author Steve Whigham wrote the recently released book Eclipse of Faith: When Doubt Overwhelms Religious Belief, available now. Here are Steve’s “five things”:

  1. I have spoken on this subject on three continents already. I’m amazed at how many people struggle with doubt. Most do not feel confident enough — or free enough — to discuss their doubt with others. I know how they feel. I went through the same struggle myself, which I wrote about in my book. You just don’t want to vocalize your doubt about faith just in case it may alienate people you are very close to.
  2. I love music. I’ve been playing piano, drums and guitar for many years now. I’ve played in all kinds of bands, even orchestras: classical, opera, jazz, rock, blues, folk, and even a bit of country. Whenever I need to relax and decompress, all it takes is a few minutes behind the keyboard and I’m renewed. There is something special about music. The crazy thing is, I can’t sing on tune. I can play instruments. I just can’t sing.
  3. You just never know who is embroiled in doubt. I met a bright, young Christian leader just a couple weeks ago. He’s struggling with his faith in profound ways. From the outside he looks all put together — a model 20-something actively leading Bible studies, church functions, etc. He just doesn’t know what he truly believes any more. And he was scared to admit it. I got to talk witEclipse of Faithh him for a couple hours over coffee and give him tools to deal with his doubt. When we finished, he looked so relieved. I’m praying for the joy of his faith to return to him soon.
  4. I got to talk to a former Captain of the Soviet Air Force in Odessa, Ukraine a couple years back while there on business. He must have been at least 80 years old. He clapped his boot heels together and saluted me with pride. He spoke no English. I spoke only rudimentary Russian. But we both spoke enough German to have a pleasant conversation. He is a follower of Christ now and attends an active church right in the heart of Odessa. His eyes danced with joy. That day, I got to experience history folding down upon itself and reveal the human stories behind the dry accounts of history. When you get past the stereotypes, how much alike we all are!
  5. I have to admit it, I’m a reading geek. I can’t get enough reading time in. I’ve got so many books I’m currently reading encompassing so many subjects: history, politics, philosophy, arts, science, cooking, fiction, autobiographies, business, theology, technology, and the list goes on. I should be more focused — but maybe not. I’m an eclectic reader and I think it gives me a broader perspective. It sure makes entertaining dinner conversation!

Learn more about Steve and his struggle with doubt in his new book Eclipse of Faith. Thank you Steve for sharing your “five things” with us!

Fiction Friday Sale: Azure Maris $2.99

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Fiction Friday 11 15Every week you can purchase Ambassador International’s Fiction Friday ebook selection for the incredibly low price of $2.99 on Amazon. This limited time sale will expire on Sunday so act fast! This week’s Fiction Friday title is Azure Maris, uniting  romance, adventure and faith in a world where mermaids and fallen angels exist among us. Azure Maris is just $2.99. Head to Amazon to buy now!

Fiction Friday Sale: No Turning Back $2.99

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Fiction Friday 11 8We’re ending each week with an incredible deal on Christian fiction! This week you can dive into Christian romance novel No Turning Back. Set in 1898 it’s a forbidden love story that follows a couple’s doomed journey to America to start a new live. No Turning Back is just $2.99 on Amazon for a limited time! Learn more about this week’s Fiction Friday deal:

 

New Book Gives Teens “A Map for the Middle”

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Map for the MiddleAuthor covers Timely, practical topics like Popularity, Insecurity and Social Media Pitfalls

for immediate release: Three in five middle schoolers say they have been bullied, according to Pew Research. More than half of teens using the internet say they’ve given out personal info including photos to people they don’t know. Nearly 60 percent of schools require middle schools to teach about pregnancy prevention, according to the School Health Policies and Programs Study. The point is, middle schoolers are forced to deal with some very grown up issues. A Map for the Midle (Ambassador International; October 2013; $8.99, paperback) combines scriptural truth and wisdom for today’s adolescents.

Written by Matthew Sink, a teacher-turned-minister, A Map for the Middle provides a roadmap for success for middle school students covering hot topics like popularity, insecurity and sex. “The decisions students make in middle school are critical in setting the direction for their lives,” explains Sink, a father of three kids between the ages of 10-13. “I wrote this book to offer advice to these young adults about how to navigate the next few years.”

While A Map for the Middle is written for young readers, Sink believes it will be a useful tool for parents who often struggle with communication through the middle school years. “The book features two voices,” explains Sink. “One is mine, as someone who remembers vividly what it’s like to be a teen and who has spent countless hours with them in the classroom. The other voice is God’s, revealed through scripture.” Every chapter of the book includes a short scripture reference and devotion designed to open the lines of communication between parent and child.

About the Author: Matthew Sink taught for 14 years in North Carolina public schools. He’s now a minister at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem. He lives with his wife and three children, all between the ages of 10-13, in Lexington, North Carolina.

To learn more about author Matthew Sink and his book A Map for the Middle visit Facebook.com/MapfortheMiddle. To receive a review copy of A Map for the Middle or to connect with the authors please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

 

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Fiction Friday Sale: The Red Stones $2.99

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Fiction Friday 11 1If you loved The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe you’ll love our latest Fiction Friday selection! Anna McCarthy’s novel The Red Stones takes place in an enchanting and mysterious world. Buy this book today for just $2.99! This incredible price expires on Sunday, so act now! Watch the video for more information about this week’s Fiction Friday selection from Ambassador International: