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#Throwback Thursday: Treasury of Daily Devotions, compiled by Charles Edwards

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As we reminisce on the over forty years that God has blessed Ambassador International to remain in business, we’ve decided to highlight a different #backlistbook each week throughout the year in a series called #ThrowbackThursday.

It has been said that “We stand on the shoulders of giants” in reference to the legacy of those who walked with God in previous generations.

Treasury of Daily Devotions was originally compiled by Charles Edwards and published by Ambassador International in 2012. This daily devotional brings us the writings of influential Christians in previous eras, including C.H. Spurgeon, F.B. Meyer, Catherine Booth, Matthew Henry, George Mueller, R.A. Torrey, E.M. Bounds, John Wesley, D.L. Moody, Frances Havergal, J.C. Ryle, Andrew Murray, John Owen, Amy Carmichael, John Bunyan, Robert Murray McCheyne, A.W. Tozer, Martin Luther, J. Hudson Taylor, and many other people of faith.

The zeal of these men and women will challenge us to go forward in the Christian life and be equipped to serve the Lord. Spiritual growth, like physical growth, requires careful nurture. For this we need help from God and from His servants sent to encourage us along the way. May this “Cloud of Witnesses” minister to our timeless needs.

Want to read this book but don’t have time now? Add it to your Goodreads HERE. Ready to get started? Find the link to your favorite retailer HERE. Currently available in print and ebook.

The Inflation-Proof Christmas Gift Guide for 2022!

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The Affordable Gift Guide for 2022!


Christmas is right around the corner, and what a year it has been!

So many of us have been hit with hard financial times during 2022, and Christmas gifts often need to look a bit different this year.

With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of book-ish gifts you can give those on your Christmas list while supporting Christian organizations and writers!


Shop Small and Local!

Consider the gift of a good book from a local author, Christian publishing house, or independent bookstore.

A book is a gift that keeps on giving and purchasing from a small bookstore, historic publishing house, or local author allows you to direct where your precious earnings are going!

We’ve discovered that many of our supporters don’t realize that our store is always open and that larger orders can go directly through us. Our authors are often willing to sell a signed copy of their book, as well.
In this season of tight budgets, we want to spend our money wisely and intentionally. 

Give an E…Book!


Are new print books still out of the budget this year? Consider the gift of an e-book or audiobook!

While we all love the look of books on a bookshelf, gifting someone an e-book or audiobook allows us still to give the gift of reading – but without the tighter price tag. Be sure to follow your favorite authors and publishers for updates as to when these books go on sale!


We Love Libraries!

Finally, don’t forget the power of your local library!

After you’ve spent your budget on Christmas gifts, don’t forget to indulge in some delightful reading for yourself by requesting new releases and old alike from your local library. Adding a book to your library’s retinue also improves demand and visibility for that book! A win, win for everyone!

During these difficult and trying times, financially and culturally, we are more honored than ever to be able to bring well-written Christian books into the world.

But we can’t do it alone. By purchasing, sharing, and reviewing our books, you give Ambassador International the light it needs to keep filling the world with counter-cultural books that bring glory to God.

In all things, we give God the glory and thank you for your support. 

The Team at Ambassador International 

The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

A terribly written, bookish parody!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a Christmas mysteryyy!

On the second, third, and fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…




On the fifth, sixth, and seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…one of each of these!


On the eighth, ninth, and tenth days of Christmas, my true love gave to me…one of each of these!



On the eleventh and twelfth days of Christmas, my true love gave to me…the gift of a book review!

Christmas Books for the Whole Family

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It’s December! The lights are up. The trees are decorated. Christmas music is playing. The cookies are baking.

What’s missing? A good book, or two, or a dozen!

If you’re still looking for Christmas books this year, we have you covered.

First, for the kiddos…


I Want A Water Buffalo For Christmas


 Judy DuCharme has done it again and written a clever classic for yet another age group to enjoy. I Want a Water Buffalo for Christmas tells the story of LaGory, a young water buffalo, who brings life to a family in dire need. Circumstances mysteriously fall into place to create the life-giving wonder of giving to those who have less. Children of all ages will learn the true meaning of Christmas in this fun, cleverly written book. An excellent read for families trying to teach the Reason for the Season this Christmas.


Oddball Ornaments: The Story of Christmas


Next up on the Christmas list is the oddly titled ( we jest!) Oddball Ornaments by Terry Overton tells the adorable story of the ornaments in the attic, excitedly waiting for their time to shine. Except, instead of being pulled down from the attic, the ornaments are replaced with new ornaments. Something isn’t right. Determined to get to the bottom of the matter and discover the true meaning of Christmas, the Nutcracker sets out on an epic quest to climb the Christmas tree and get to Angel. Maybe Angel will be able to proclaim what Christmas is all about – once and for all.


Baby Jesus Is Missing

For the older, middle-grade readers on your list, a Christmas detective story! Baby Jesus is Missing, and the small town of Reedy River seems to be having a crime streak. Will sisters, Catherine and Susanna Mae be able to find the baby Jesus figurines in time? Or will their detective case take them down a journey of loss and betrayal this Christmas season? Perfect for the readers who want just a bit more to their Christmas tales.


For teens and adults alike!


Life’s About Relationships: A Foundation for Good Relationships

Next, everyone knows that the holidays can make relationships difficult, but Dr. Don Woodward argues that, Life’s About Relationships in his new book titled just that. With an easy, conversational style,  Woodard examines the common struggles that relationships of all sorts face, and gives Biblical advice as to how to face them. Perfect for anyone dealing with conflict or new relationships this year!


A House Without Walls

For the discerning reader comes Dan Crabtree’s A House Without Walls, a Christian’s perspective on the ethnically divided church and how Christ unites us all. In a sea of conflicting attitudes and division, this book draws the Body of Christ together once more. A must-read for the Christian seeking Biblical systems during this season of upheaval.

And finally, what is Christmas without a miracle?

They Call Me “The Miracle”: The Carmen Rice Story

They Call Me The Miracle is the story of Carmen Rice and her decades-long battle with a brain tumor that should have claimed her life within six months. Instead, Carmen is here with us today, proclaiming her story, the truth of the Gospel, and the miracle that God gave in her. A must-read for those struggling with faith, discouragement, or hardship during this season.


We hope these books bring joy and delight to your family, and you draw you closer to Christ this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas from the team at Ambassador International!


Thanksgiving Books + Primary Sources for Kids + A Double Author Interview!

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Thanksgiving Books + Primary Sources + Children’s Author Extravaganza 


Thanksgiving books for your kids that teach YOU and belong on your bookshelf year ’round? We’ve got them!

Rebekka Parry

Ah, Thanksgiving! There’s nothing like it. But too often, the books we read our children aren’t crafted from the best primary sources, or hewn from the knowledge that we can’t truly know everything in history.

Enter our three favorite Thanksgiving books for kids!


The story of Sarah Josepha Hale


But wait, there’s more! We’ve added a Zoom interview with two of our Thanksgiving authors so that you can learn about the history of Thanksgiving with all the books and research right at your fingertips!

We know. We know. It’s too good to be true!

Click HERE to check out this incredible interview, gather fun anecdotes for Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe add a book or two to your holiday bookshelf!


Woke Religion: What Christians Need to Read Today

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Hey, Christian! 

Are you searching for books that will challenge and uplift your faith, while discussing the times we are walking through now? Woke Religion may be all that and more!

Inspired by John Harris’s  Social Justice Goes to Church, author Wes Anderson discusses the steps the Church took to where it is today, and the dangerous precedent it has set. In the age of cancel culture, reading books like Woke Religion challenges the secular culture’s narrative, and shines a bright light on the path Christians must take. Incredibly relevant for today, tomorrow, and next year, and a must-read for any Christian looking to be able to defend his beliefs or understand the religion that is Woke.


But – books like this need more than just publishing! They need reading. If you feel discouraged by current events, buy and share this book with your family, friends, and neighbors. Supporting Christian authors and publishers is how we fight against the spirit of the age and helps us deliver great content to your bookshelves!


Hear Wes Anderson discuss his book with Pastor Christopher Arnzen on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio on September 17th at 4 PM ET, or listen to the recording at any time after that! Remember – it’s only a defeat if Christians turn their eyes away from Christ and cease encouraging one another. It is only by your support that Christian media is allowed to continue.


If you’re interested in Woke Religion, you may also like…


Fugitive of Faith by David Mathews “What happens  when  preaching Truth becomes illegal?”


John Harris & Social Justice Goes to Church: The New Left in Modern American Evangelicalism.

Christianity Today’s Christmas Gift Guide + Us!

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What does Christianity Today’s Christmas Gift Guide have to do with Ambassador International?


King Solomon's Empire by Dr. Archie W. N. Roy and Margaret P. Roy


The incredible King Solomon’s Empire by Archie and Margaret Roy is on Christianity Today’s gift guide and we’re excited to share it with you!

If there’s someone on your list who loves history and the Bible, and wants to dig deeper into the wisest man who ever lived – this is THE BOOK!

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what Christianity Today has to say about King Solomon’s Empire: The Rise, Fall, and Modern-Day Influence of an Iron-Age Ruler.

“King Solomon is known as the wisest and richest man to have ever lived, but who was this man really? Even though we read his words in the Bible, this man who was the son of ‘the man after God’s own heart’ remains a mystery to this day. Even his death is veiled in conspiracy theories. How could a man who was granted his greatest wish by God Himself be so enamored with the pleasures of this world—hungry for sex, power, and more wealth?”

Read the rest of Christianity Today’s piece HERE!


5 Things About Author Caitlin M. Smith

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Learn more about your favorite Ambassador authors with our “Five Things” series. Caitlin M. Smith is the author of her debut romantic suspense novel called “Loves Lost Star.”


Caitlin M. Smith graduated from Lock Haven University with a degree in Education. After working in schools, she took her passion for teaching to the fitness world as a personal trainer, then to the dental industry, where she spent time working as a mentor for new business team members. In 2017, she left her job as a Practice Manager of Operations to pursue her career as an author. Through her books, Caitlin aims to inspire hope, provoke thought, and demonstrate the power of God’s unconditional love. When not rendezvousing with her fictional characters, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her husband, lifting weights, and flexing her creative muscles through painting, dancing, and playing guitar.

Here are Caitlin’s “five things”:

1. I paint large flowers on canvases using acrylic paints. Each painting has a special, biblical message.

2. I thoroughly enjoy dancing. It’s as though God put rhythm in my blood, and when a good beat comes on, it’s hard for me to resist busting a move! My church does a Broadway-style Christmas musical each year, in which I have participated the past few years.

3. I love doing pull-ups. After years of weight-lifting and exercise, they are one of my favorite movements. I especially enjoy a variation called “Butterfly pull-ups”—picture a swimmer doing the butterfly while holding onto a pull-up bar, and that’s basically the movement.

4. I ran hurdles and relays as a member of the Lock Haven University track team.

5. I began college as a physics major. While I enjoy being creative, I also likes math and found the subject of physics to be quite interesting.

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Cece Burbin thought she knew what love was—people using you to get what they wanted. Until she met Jason Porter. But on what should have been the happiest day of their lives, Cece wakes up on a riverbank cold, alone, and in pain. After realizing she lost her voice, Cece becomes desperate to find a way to communicate with someone that she needs help. Freeing herself, she sets off in search of the only man she has truly loved. But as she struggles to find her way back home, her past quickly begins to creep back. The gang she thought she had left behind was never that far away, and the crimes she has committed are coming back to haunt her. Can God truly love and forgive her for all she has done?

Jason is just as frantic to find his missing bride. But when he receives a note saying she left him for another man, his world is shattered. How had he missed her change of heart? Jason struggles to trust God in this heartbreak, battling uncertainty about the future he thought he had. But when he meets a strange woman who claims to be a private investigator, he discovers a clue that could change everything. Unaware that time is running out, the abandoned bridegroom sets off in search of love’s lost star.

Learn more about Caitlin’s novel HERE.

Roe v. Wade Overturned + Our Pro-Life Mission

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In case you missed it, Roe v. Wade has been overturned!

But as Christians, we know that our pro-life rhetoric can never waiver and the laws of the land do not change our mission to live out our faith.

We are honored to present a Christian perspective on this decision from several of our books.

But HOW can we become the answer in an abortion-free community?

Created to Live is the story of Cathy Harris, a seventeen-year-old who had an abortion out of fear, and who now teaches Christians just how to live out their pro-life ethic in their communities.

With the overturn of Roe, this story is even more crucial for Christians today. But we caution you. Don’t read this book if you do not want to be challenged, become uncomfortable, and grow.

Truth is stranger than fiction, but if we could learn about our post-Roe world from fiction?

Memories of Lasting Shadows  was written before the fall of Roe v. Wade, but discusses a world far post-Roe. The author paints a picture where medical advancements are applied to save the lives of mother and child and the discussions of today are no more. For those interested in a bit o’ fiction on an exceedingly relevant topic, this is the book for you!

But what about those among us who need encouragement when faced with a difficult pregnancy diagnosis?

Grace In the Middle tells the story of parents faced with a painful diagnosis, the doctors who advised them to terminate, and the faith that guided their decisions.

Finally, we see the need for YA fiction that talks about the realities of teenaged pregnancies. Someone Like You is the tale every teenaged reader and parent needs.

These books are more than a pro-life book list. They are reminders to all of us of how we can live out our faith and beliefs, especially in a post-Roe world. We are grateful for the privilege of publising books to the honor and glory of God. We hope each one of our readers will use these resources to bring glory to our Savior.