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Author Uses the Stories of Nine Adopted Cats to Share God’s Word

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Cat TalesNew Children’s Book Uses Cats to Represent the Fruit of the Spirit

For immediate release: According to the Humane Society, there are more than 86 million cats living as pets in the United States. Author Teresa Herbic has owned many throughout her life and tells the wonderful and unique stories of nine of her favorites. Through each of their individual adventures, parents can teach their children about various Biblical teachings. In her new book Cat Tales (Ambassador International; July 2013; $9.99, paperback), Herbic will have you turning the pages to see all nine stories of adventure.

Herbic calls the book “a special thank you to the nine cats featured throughout the book that my family adopted over the past 45 years. They remind us about God’s love and patience through simple warmth and kindness.” The adventures of Prince, Dakota, Lolli, and the rest of the family of cats teach readers the lessons of the Fruit of the Spirit highlighted in Galatians: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

The book also encourages adoption as a common thread throughout Cat Tales. The author is Director of Families for Adoption, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She and its leaders are considering including the adoption of pets as part of their support services, along with the domestic and international adoption of orphan children.

About the Author: Teresa Herbic currently serves as the Director of Family Groups at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Galen, and their two adopted children, Meyana and Braxten, along with their cats, which inspired Cat Tales. To connect with the author, please contact Alison Storm at media@emeraldhouse.com.

Six Christian Authors on Goodreads

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There’s a social network for everything, and for book lovers, the biggest one around today is Goodreads.com. This online community allows readers to make friends, review books, and join groups. Readers also get the chance to connect with some of their favorite authors. Wondering who to follow? Here are six amazing Ambassador International authors  on Goodreads.com:

 

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Art Adkins
Art is the bestselling author of the Slade Lockwood series, which follows the adventures of retired LAPD officer Slade Lockwood. Art lives and works in central Florida, where he works as a Lieutenant on the Gainesville Police Department. Follow Art Adkins on Goodreads.

 

 

DMDM Webb

Hailing from Mississippi, D.M. Webb is the author of Mississippi Nights, which follows the story of two brothers dealing with tragedy. Webb is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She lives in Mississippi with her two sons and a variety of pets. Follow DM Webb on Goodreads.

 

 

EJElizabeth A. Johnson

After being diagnosed with Wegner’s Granulomatosis, a rare disease, in 2007, Elizabeth A. Johnson was given a chance to take advantage of her passion for writing. Her book, Touching the Hem, teaches readers how to deal with suffering and maintain a strong relationship with God. Johnson lives in South Carolina and writes her blog, DogFur and Dandelions. Follow Elizabeth A. Johnson on Goodreads.

 

 

JMJeff Miller

Both a businessman and a writer, Jeff Miller has written The Secret of Nexus, which tells the story of a man struggling to navigate the conflicts that arise within a successful business. In his own life, Miller lives with his wife and children in Indiana and helps lead his family businesses. Follow Jeff Miller on Goodreads.

 

 

JFJennifer Freitag

With inspiration coming from greats like C.S. Lewis and Rosemary Sutcliff, Jennifer Freitag is following in their footsteps. Her first novel, The Shadow Things, is a mix of both fantasy and historical fiction. Freitag lives in South Carolina with her husband and two cats, where she spends much of her time reading and writing. Follow Jennifer Freitag on Goodreads.

 

 

SHSimeon Harrar

Growing up as a missionary, Simeon Harrar is now a full-time seminary student and hopes to work someday as a church planter. His first book, Finding Tom, tells the story of a young man trying to move past the conflict of both his hometown and college life. Harrar lives in Pittsburgh with his wife. Follow Simeon Harrar on Goodreads.

Three Great Christian Books, One Low Price with Vyrso

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Vyrso summer bundleAre you looking for something to keep you on the “edge of your seat” this summer? Vyrso.com is offering the “Edge of Your Seat Bundle,” a great limited time offer on three of our fantastic ebook titles for only $16.44. All three of these great stories of action and mystery will keep you guessing right up to the very end. Make sure you act fast and add these great books to your collection.

Blue Dollar: With the world teetering on the brink of economic disaster, Randy Grant thinks he has uncovered a secret plot that threatens to bring down everything around him. Can he avoid both the enigmatic Satanist cult, the Thirteen, and the United States government long enough to prevent the coming catastrophe?

Alana Candler, Marked for Murder: Alana Candler know she’s on someone’s hit list, but she doesn’t know why. Finding help in the form of Jaydn Holbrook, an old family friend and now rich businessman, will she be able to figure out why her life is at risk? Only with the help of her newfound ally will she be able to make sense of the chaos around her.

The Unreconciled: The United States has been struck by a Christian Holocaust, leaving the country under the rule of a vicious Caliph. Denisa Graceon, an archeologist working for the Church, is on the hunt for Christian relics. With the help of an unlikely ally, she discovers a secret group called the Unreconciled—America’s last Christians.

Touching the Hem Blog Tour

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Touching the HemWe are kicking off a blog tour for Touching the Hem: A Biblical Response to Physical Suffering today!

About the Book: After receiving a life-changing, incurable diagnosis, author Elizabeth Johnson poured into scripture, looking for answers on how she was supposed to respond as a Christian. From a sprained ankle or a terminal illness, we are all bound to suffer physical pain at some point in our lives.  Whether it’s an illness or injury Touching the Hem explains to those that are hurting how to cope by looking upward, outward and inward.

Book Tour Events: This week only score Touching the Hem for the Kindle for just $2.99! Follow along the book blog tour to see what these reviewers thought of Elizabeth’s work:

July 8

Jacqui at FaithandSimplicity.com

Holly at Hollybarrett.org

Jennifer at desertjuniper.blogspot.com

July 9

Kalynn at wordswithbooks.com

Catherine at aspiritedmind.com

Bernadette at barefoothippiegirl.com

July 10

Keren at kerenthrelfall.com

July 11

Suzanne at princapecos.blogspot.com

July 12

Sarah at fontenblog.blogspot.com

July 13

Kim at fanciedfreedom.wordpress.com

Donna at encouragementacres.blogspot.com

 

 

Healing Hearts Blog Tour

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Healing HeartsThis week we invite you to join us for a virtual book tour promoting Dr. Hisashi Nikaidoh’s book Healing Hearts. It’s a great opportunity to hear what other avid readers have to say about this powerful, hope-filled book.

About the Book: After his son’s death, Dr. Hisashi Nikaidoh sought comfort from the very parents he had once tried to comfort. The eight mothers, who all share a special connection with Dr. Nikaidoh, are courageously and honestly opening up in the pages of Healing Hearts about the experience of losing a child.

Blog Tour Events: This week only purchase Healing Hearts for your Kindle for just $4.99For those in the Dallas area you are invited to a book signing event on Sunday, August 14 at 2pm at the Lincoln Park Barnes and Noble.

 

July 8

Erica at thevisserclan.blogspot.com

July 9

Danyel at orchidbleu.com

July 10

Dan at thinkrhema.wordpress.com

Megan at hopintomyworld.blogspot.com

July 11

Kemi at homemakingorganized.com

Jo Ann at joannjoneswalczak.blogspot.com

July 12

Matt at matt-freeman.quazen.com

Megan at megansponderings.wordpress.com

July 13

Debbie at couponsim.com

 

Summer Sale: Five Books for the 4th!

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Need a gAmbassador's top summer reads ood book for the upcoming July 4th holiday? Ambassador recommends five great summer reads and this week they’re all on sale for $2.99 each for the Kindle! There’s nothing better than stretching out poolside or on the beach with a great book. And we’ve got some hot titles to add to your summer lineup:

Alana Candler, Marked for MurderAlana Candler, Marked for Murder by Joanie Bruce: Add some suspense to your summer with the search for Alana Candler’s stalker. When someone kidnaps her from a hotel and leaves her to die, Jaydn Holbrook, CEO and owner of the largest company in Tennessee, saves her life and promises to protect her. Alana’s trust in God’s protection intrigues him and compels him to explore her faith further. As tensions build, Jaydn and Alana are caught up in a dangerous web of hiding from the pursuer trying to kill them and fighting the attraction they feel for each other. BUY NOW

An Intimate CollisionAn Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus by Craig Lounsbrough: This summer, face a sweeping and torrential infusion of what God intends for your life. Many of us live out flat, marginalized and ineffectual Christian lives. We fall achingly short of intimately connecting with and deeply interjecting the truths of scripture into the everyday realities of our lives as we live them out amidst the incessant demands and tangled complexities of the 21st century. Commit to change this summer. BUY NOW

Making RoomMaking Room by Elisa Pompili: Join 26-year-old Elizabeth on a two-week vacation to the North Carolina coast. While there, Elizabeth is intrigued by Nathan Monroe, a man who challenges her in all things faith- and family- related. Elizabeth can’t figure out why, but she feels compelled to share pieces of her story with Nathan, leading the pair into a deeper bond than Elizabeth could have ever expected. Can Elizabeth and Nathan’s relationship sustain the distance and their different beliefs? Will Elizabeth ask God for help, or will her continual resistance keep her from experiencing God’s promise of a foundational, unending sense of peace? BUY NOW

Silo CountrySilo Country by Amanda Robin Larcher: Summer in France as young Amanda Vissac moves from Paris to the small village of Thym with her family. She must adjust to a new life and new friends, navigating childhood, school bullying, and questions about God. BUY NOW

 

Till The Storm Passes ByTill the Storm Passes By by AnnaLee Conti: A quest for answers and a deathbed confession compel Evie Parker to cross the continent to Juneau, 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? BUY NOW

 

Google + Hangout: Chat with Author Peter Hubbard and Win Prizes

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Love Into LightYou’re invited to a Google + Hangout with author Peter Hubbard on Tuesday, July 2 at 7pm Central. We’ll be discussing the Defense of Marriage Act ruling, the end of Exodus International and Peter’s new book, Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and The Church.

Could God use one of the most controversial moral issues in our nation to awaken His church rather than damage it? Pastor Peter Hubbard believes He can. In his new book Love Into Light: The Gospel, The Homosexual and The Church Hubbard asks “How can Christians live in a culture that promotes the gay lifestyle, yet worship in a culture that never talks about it– other than possibly to condemn it?”

Love Into Light seeks to inject the cultural conversation with the same love and truth that Jesus offers. For those that see homosexuality as somehow worse than other sins, Hubbard offers clarity through his real-life counseling examples and scripture, explaining that self-righteous judgment of homosexuality is a sin just like homosexual behavior itself. “If our attitude toward a gay or lesbian person is disgust, we have forgotten the gospel,” says Hubbard. And for those who feel the Bible is an outdated resource on the topic, Hubbard argues its relevance.

Please RSVP now! (Click “yes” under “are you going?”)

Still not sure if you should attend? Here are three more reasons:

1. We guarantee you’ll walk away with fresh insight into this challenging topic!

2. We’ll be offering an EXCLUSIVE discount for the Love Into Light ebook!

3. We’ll be giving away great prizes during the Google + Hangout!

Facebook Giveaway: Win a Copy of Silo Country!

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Silo CountryIt’s the end of the month! You know what that means! It’s time for our monthly Facebook giveaway here at Ambassador International! This month we are giving away one free copy of Silo Country to one lucky reader! Make sure you enter our Facebook giveaway to win this adorable book about growing up in France!

Meet Amanda! She just moved from Paris to the small village of Thym with her family. Like any child, she is inquisitive. She has questions about everything, including God. Follow this young heroine as she navigates childhood, school bullying, and questions about God. Drawn from personal experience, the author shares her own experiences growing up in France. Make sure you enter to win your free copy of Silo Country: The Wind Blow Wherever It Pleases!