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Serving Those in Crisis: New Free Devotional

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Ambassador International has partnered once again with the popular You Version Bible app to launch a new devotional. It’s a free 14-day reading plan that will help you serve those who are in crisis. Here’s an overview of the devotional, based on the book Chaplains of the Bible: Inspiration for Those Who Help Others in Crisis:

Are you serving others as Christ intended that you should do? Every Christian is called on to serve. We can do that by helping people who are going through crisis. We don’t have to look far to find people in distress. These devotions offer encouragement, support and practical pointers for showing mercy to the hurting.

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We encourage you to check out the free 14-day devotional through the You Version Bible app or by visiting Again, this is a free study and if you’d like to study this topic further be sure to check out the Geyers’ book Chaplains of the Bible.

$2.99 SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new cookbook for just $2.99! Pick up Tori Winkelman’s cookbook Faith, Hope, Love & a Whisk: Breakfast with the Savior at a deep discount for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. So don’t wait– pick up this book right now for just $2.99 on Kindle.

FaithHopeLove-SaleSynopsis: Some of my fondest childhood memories come from sitting around the kitchen table with my family. Each day, after sitting down at the table, my dad would bless the food, and then we would talk, laugh, and tell stories about our day while enjoying the beautiful meal my mom had prepared. It was something so simple; but it drew our family closer together. Faith, Hope, Love, and a Whisk: Breakfast With the Savior combines my two passions in life: God’s Word and cooking. It is designed to bring you closer to the Lord and to bring your family around the kitchen table. It is a different type of devotional, one you can read while you are making breakfast or brunch for your family and friends. Inside, you’ll find thirty home-style recipes that put a spin on the classic breakfasts that I grew up enjoying. The devotionals I have written are for women who want to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and live their life for Him. Everything we do, we do for the Lord, even cooking! So start your morning with Jesus. When you open up this cookbook to find a breakfast recipe, read the devotional while you’re cooking, and spend time in prayer with the Savior. BUY NOW

99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a new non-fiction title for just 99¢! Pick up Lisa Arnold’s book For Sanity’s Sake: Devotions For the Temporarily Insane: Otherwise Known as the Menopausal Woman for less than a buck 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 99¢ on Kindle.

ForSanity'sSakeSynopsis: For Sanity’s Sake is a 365-day survival guide for women experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of perimenopause. Anxiety, fuzzy-brain, fatigue, and headaches are only some of the symptoms plaguing menopausal women. With such menacing symptoms, concentration on long, drawn out Bible Studies is often impossible. Many women feel guilty and often force themselves to muddle through, gaining nothing but frustration from the experience. Each devotion is designed to help women cope spiritually and emotionally with daily hormonal fluctuations and distractions. Women struggling with severe hormonal imbalances often struggle with deciphering the right or wrong of their emotions. Even when they know the right or wrong, their extreme emotional state makes it difficult to always choose God’s way Everything women need to persevere through menopause is provided through the power of the Holy Spirit, and it is imperative that women learn how to launch a counter attack against their fleshly emotions. For Sanity’s Sake provides that added spiritual boost needed to fight and ultimately win each daily battle. Through personal experiences, experiences of other women (and men), and Bible characters, this devotional helps women come to a realization that they are not alone in their menopausal struggles and that the best years of their lives are yet to come.

99¢ Sale: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering one of our hot non-fiction titles for just 99¢! Pick up Jim Brissey’s new devotional A Shepherd’s Heart for less than a buck 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.

A Shepherds HeartSynopsis: A Shepherd’s Heart is a unique collection of inspirational moments experienced over more than 30 years of walking with Jesus. You will relive the joy of The Sermon Mount and have your heart touched by a Miracle on Death Row. Be ready to laugh and cry as you share true stories of God’s love and grace from the mission fields to the dinner table. A Shepherd s Heart will bless you and challenge you to share Christ with others. You will also receive helpful insights and tools how to effectively share your faith and win people to Jesus! BUY NOW!


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Former PBS Exec Shares Inspirational Stories in New Devotional

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Author leaves corporate comforts to serve homeless and prisoners

For immediate release: Jim Brissey spent 16 years rubbing elbows with Mister Rogers, Captain Kangaroo and Cookie Monster during his time at PBS. But one day while sitting at a traffic light God instructed him to leave his cushy lifestyle and six-figure income to work full-time in ministry. “I resigned from my job the next morning,” recalls Brissey. “It was the best decision of my life.” After nearly two decades in ministry Brissey created a collection of meditations, poems and stories in the new devotional A Shepherd’s Heart (Ambassador International; March 2014; $11.99, paperback).

A Shepherd's HeartAs the Senior Pastor of Higher Ground Ministries Brissey serves in many areas of the community, including prison ministry. Brissey and his team have held hundreds of meetings in 12 different prisons in the US and two in Honduras. One of the book’s powerful passages tells the story of Manny Valle, a man convicted of killing a police officer during a traffic stop more than 30 years ago. After meeting with Valle regularly  Brissey led him to Christ and prayed with Valle’s family during his 2011 execution. “Just a few days before he was executed I spent a few hours with Manny,” says Brissey. “He was clothed in the peace that passes all human understanding.”

A Shepherd’s Heart received many endorsements from recognizable names including Bob D’Andrea, Founder of the Christian Television Network; Bill Glass, College Football Hall of Famer and Champions for Life Founder; and Murf the Surf, the world’s most famous reformed jewel thief and Christian speaker. Gigi Graham, Billy Graham’s daughter said of The Shepherd’s Heart, “These stories inspired, encouraged, challenged and blessed me.”

About the Author: Jim Brissey and his wife Jean are Senior Pastors of Higher Ground Ministries in DeLand, Fl. Jim earned his Bachelor of Biblical Studies through Omega Seminary. Jean is a graduate of Spirit Life School of Theology. The couple has been married for 37 years. Jim and Jean have spearheaded hundreds of outreaches throughout the U.S. and abroad and have witnessed thousands giving their hearts to Jesus.

For more information about the author visit To connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm at


After Christmas Sale: 6 Books, $2.99 Each

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Kindle ChristmasDid you get a Kindle for Christmas? Load it up with some amazing Christian books for just $2.99 each! The discounted titles include:

These offers expire January 7.

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Collection of Inspirational Life Stories Challenge Women of All Ages and Every Walk of Life

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Women of the Secret PlaceMore than a Dozen Authors Share Lessons Learned Through Real-life Experiences

For immediate release:  From broken family relationships to a shattered coffee pot on a cream rug, life hands us difficult struggles on a daily basis, but a new collection of devotions reminds readers that God is still working even when the situation may seem impossible. Led by award winning author Ruth Carmichael Ellinger, Women of the Secret Place (Ambassador International; January 2012; $13.99, paperback) captures the power and beauty of story through 52 spiritual reflections.

In all, 15 accomplished writers contributed to create the inspiring collection found in the pages of Women of the Secret Place. “You will laugh, cry and be encouraged,” says Ellinger, a two-time recipient of ACW’s Writer of the Year award. “You will gain a new appreciation of God’s unique plan for you as a woman of faith.” The women who contributed to the book represent many stages of life and are settled throughout the US including Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas.

Ellinger lives in Florida with her husband Wright, a pastor. They have four grown children. In addition to Women of the Secret Place, Ellinger is the author of The Wild Rose series, three historical novels set in the Ohio Valley in the late 1800s.

To learn more about Ruth Carmichael Ellinger and the other authors of Women of the Secret Place, visit For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at



New Devotional Uses Photography, Poetry and Scripture to Communicate God’s Beauty, Splendor

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Wherein the Lilies GrowAuthor, licensed counselor Jo Crosby shares rich beauty of lilies

For immediate release:  The lily is the fourth most popular flower in the world, often sought after for floral bouquets and landscaping. Historically lilies symbolize purity and refined beauty, but for author Jo Crosby lilies signify rest and a renewed relationship with the Lord. In her new devotional Wherein the Lilies Grow (Ambassador International; March 2012; $17.99, hardcover) Jo explains why the delicate Lily has become such a powerful symbol in her life and faith. “Walking among the velvety blooms, not only did I see myself reflected, but I also found the time to be still, to listen, and to genuinely converse with Him,” writes Jo about her time in a day lily garden. “Extremes of both tears and laughter have fallen from my heart over the petals I love, their beauty never failing to pull the worship from my heart.”

Jo says that as she surrounded herself with God’s creation and gave herself time to enjoy it, she experienced healing from past struggles and emotional hardship. Throughout Wherein the Lilies Grow, Jo shares her heart by exposing personal journal entries, poetry and devotions. Stunning photography transplants the reader to the very place where Jo experienced her own renewal of faith, the day lily garden.

Jo Crosby is a licensed Professional Counselor with more than two decades of clinical experience. She regularly leads workshops and retreats that help people build strong, healthy relationships with God and each other. She lives with her husband John and their three children near Savannah, Georgia.

To learn more about the author Jo Crosby and Wherein the Lilies Grow, visit For interview requests please contact publicist Alison Storm at


Author Puts an End to Generations of Domestic Abuse, Alcoholism

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Pictures in Glass FramesShawn R. Jones Inspires, Revives and Encourages with New Book

For immediate release: Destruction and pain can travel from generation to generation. Just look at the statistics: boys who witnessed their parents’ domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own wives; the child of an alcoholic is 4 to 9 times more likely to develop the same problem, according to the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism. Author Shawn R. Jones knows family trees can carry tragedy in their roots. “I have a lineage that is misshapen by domestic abuse and addiction,” explains Jones, a New Jersey native. “But it stops with me.”

In her new devotional Pictures in Glass Frames Jones reveals situations in which her family has been challenged and restored, guiding readers to move beyond their own tarnished history into a transformation with God. Jones’ was born to a poor 17-year-old who tried unsuccessfully to miscarry. “Over four decades ago, God decided that I should live. He had a plan for me even though I was ‘unplanned,’” explains Jones, “and he definitely has a plan for you.” From the shattered glass of tragedy to restoring the photos of your faith, readers will be revived and inspired by Pictures in Glass Frames.

Shawn R. Jones grew up in New Jersey, where she resides with her husband and two children. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she began her professional writing career. Her work as appeared multiple times Essence magazine and the New Women’s Voices Series. She currently worships at the Resurrection Center in Delaware under the leadership of Dr. S. Todd Townsend and Dr. Cleo V. Townsend.

Published by Ambassador International, Pictures in Glass Frames is will be widely available at retailers in early 2012. Visit for more information. To set up an interview with Shawn contact publicist Alison Storm at