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#1 New Release on Amazon: The Shorter Catechism Made Simple

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Our soon-to-be released title The Shorter Catechism Made Simple is already hitting milestones on Amazon. The site distinguished the book as a #1 New Release in its category. The paperback officially launches on April 10, but the ebook is available for purchase now. Author Andrew Conway hopes the book will be a valuable resources, outlining core Christian beliefs and essential characteristics of Christian living.

The Shorter Catechism Made Simple #1

Synopsis: Generations of Christians have found the Westminster Shorter Catechism to be a wonderful treasury of spiritual gold. It outlines the core Christian beliefs and the essential characteristics of Christian living in a way that enlightens the mind and inspires the heart. Its most famous statement, that ‘our chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him for ever’ is widely recognized as a piece of timeless wisdom.
Sadly, though, the wisdom of the Westminster Shorter Catechism is increasingly hard for many people today to appreciate. With the passage of time, its beautiful 17th Century English has become further and further removed from the language we use every day.

This brief book aims not only to address this problem by putting the Catechism into modern English, but likewise to highlight the carefully arranged structure of the catechism a structure that in itself contains a great deal of wisdom. To achieve this, the catechism is divided into sections, and a few notes to help explain it are given. May God use it to help a new generation glorify and enjoy Him!

Solo Hiking Trip Transforms Young Woman’s Life

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Soul-Searching Journey Ends with the Discovery of Peace

For immediate release: From cliff diving in Mexico to gazing at The Last Supper in Milan, Stacie Ourlian traveled to all 50 states and nine countries in search of fulfillment. She got married, earned multiple college degrees, but still felt empty. Her life was missing something. And finally she found it during a solitary trip to Sedona, Arizona. Her new book On the Edge: A Solo Hiker’s Journey (Ambassador International; March 2015; $17.99, hardcover) follows her soul-searching journey and reveals where she ultimately discovered God’s plan for her life.

On the EdgeShe brought one hiking bag, a journal, and the Bible on her trip to Arizona. Traveling alone, Stacie’s goal was to hike in the wilderness in an attempt to discover peace. Stacie says she fell into the trap many of us find ourselves in, buying, reaching, doing, yet never content. “Until we follow our Creator’s plan, I’m convinced we will always live in a life where everything is never enough,” she writes. “When we follow our own plan and ignore God’s, we consciously or subconsciously keep searching for something to fill the void felt.” Stacie says her world would have continued to be filled with confusion, anger, disappointment, sadness and guilt if she hadn’t made God the priority in her life. While readers’ struggles may differ from Stacie’s, she feels there is common ground in all difficulties of life. “To write well, you have to write what you know. I know difficulty. I know struggle. I know fear,” admits Stacie. “While our situations are not the same, the solution is the same.”

On the Edge also includes many of the author’s own photos, taken during her numerous solo hiking trips. She believes hiking provides an intimate setting to encounter God. It was on a quiet trail that she made the connection between life and hiking. “You cannot progress on a trail without stepping forward. You control your own actions, and you can only progress by choosing to put one foot in front of the other.” She writes, “You decide whether you will follow God’s plan or your own.”

About the Author: Stacie J Ourlian is originally from Monroe, Michigan and attended Eastern Michigan University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration K-12. Stacie is also an avid traveler and hiker and has been to all 50 states, but her favorite place is still Sedona, Arizona.

To learn more about the author visit http://www.stacieourlian.com. To receive a review copy of On the Edge or to connect with the author please contact publicist Alison Storm by email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

 

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99¢ SALE: One Day Only!

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For 24 hours we’re offering a brand new title for just 99¢! Pick up Andrew Conway’s book The Shorter Catechism Made Simple for less than a buck for the Kindle during our one-day sale event. This book has been named a #1 New Release in its category on Amazon! 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.

ShorterCatechismSynopsis: Generations of Christians have found the Westminster Shorter Catechism to be a wonderful treasury of spiritual gold. It outlines the core Christian beliefs and the essential characteristics of Christian living in a way that enlightens the mind and inspires the heart. Its most famous statement, that our ‘chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him for ever’ is widely recognized as a piece of timeless wisdom.

Sadly, though, the wisdom of the Westminster Shorter Catechism is increasingly hard for many people today to appreciate. With the passage of time, its beautiful 17th Century English has become further and further removed from the language we use every day.

This brief book aims not only to address this problem by putting the Catechism into modern English, but likewise to highlight the carefully arranged structure of the catechism—a structure that in itself contains a great deal of wisdom. To achieve this, the catechism is divided into sections, and a few notes to help explain it are given. May God use it to help a new generation glorify and enjoy Him!

$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

You’re Invited to a Smile Party!

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You’re invited to the premier Smile Party!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and Ambassador International just released an adorable children’s book called Everyone Smiles in an effort to fight against tooth decay, which happens to be the most common and most preventaSmile Party Inviteble disease in children. Authors Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey, Jr. will read and sign copies of their new children’s book Everyone Smiles at the Barnes and Noble at the Shops at Greenridge in Greenville, South Carolina on Wednesday, February 18 at 10am. This FREE event includes a reading, craft, snack, goodie bags, song and more. Everyone who attends will also be entered to win more than $200 in free dental care from Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry.

Don’t keep this fun event to yourself! TWEET about this party now!

Children’s Book Fights Against Growing Oral Health Crisis

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Book’s Release Coincides with Children’s Dental Health Month

For immediate release: Tooth decay is the most common and most preventable disease in children, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. In an effort to promote children’s oral health routines within international households and families, authors Ashley Grisham and Gary Kersey Jr. announce the release of their children’s book Everyone Smiles (Ambassador International; February 2015; $14.99, hardcover).

Using beautiful9781620205105 photography of children from a diverse range of backgrounds and cool- catchy-rhymes, Everyone Smiles is a fun, interactive and educational book. An avid volunteer with organizations providing free dental services to impoverished families, Gary says he has seen firsthand the importance of educating children about the necessity of brushing and flossing. “It can be a frustrating task for parents,” admits Gary, “but we hope this book will be a tool that can make these critical lessons easy for kids to learn.”

One in seven children between the ages of 6-19 has an untreated dental cavity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For children of poverty the statistics are even worse with one in four between the ages of 3-5 and 6-9 having an untreated cavity, according to the CDC. Here are some other interesting dental care statistics:

  • Americans spent $106 billion on dental care in 2010, according to Pew Center study.
  • 108 million children and adults lack dental insurance, according to a Surgeon General’s report.
  • Only 48% of children entering kindergarten have seen a dentist within the past year, says the CDC.
  • Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma.

Everyone Smiles features children from diverse backgrounds, which was key for Ashley, the daughter of a dentist and dental hygienist. “A smile can break through so many cultural and language barriers,” says Ashley. “Being confident of your smile can lead to confidence in other areas of life.” The co-authors’ platform, the Kersey Kids Club, focuses on supporting health educational resources for young children and families and the power of a  smile.

About the Authors: Born and raised in North Carolina, Gary Kersey earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Morehouse College. He continued his education by working towards a Masters degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. Gary is an aspiring dental professional hoping to combine his background in the sciences and modern languages to elevate dental care in underserved areas.

Ashley Grisham, a native of San Diego, CA, grew up as the daughter of both a U.S. Navy Captain dentist and a dental hygienist. A graduate of Spelman College, Grisham earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and holds a minor in Chinese language. Ashley is currently finishing her last year at Georgetown law school and upon graduation will join the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP.

For interview requests or to request a review copy of Everyone Smiles please contact publicist Alison Storm via email at media@emeraldhouse.com.

Fireball Missionary Spends 65 Years Advancing Gospel

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Author David Sitton Shares Story of Missionary Mentor Joe Cannon

For immediate release: Joe Cannon devoted nearly 65 years of his life sharing the Gospel across some of the toughest terrain, to the most unloved, unreached people in the world. Cannon’s efforts have inspired countless others including author and missionary David Sitton. In Hard Fighting Soldier: Joe Cannon: 65 Years of Pioneer Gospel Exploits for the Glory of God (Ambassador International; January 2015; $13.99, paperback) author David Sitton inspires and encourages readers through the incredible story of his missionary mentor.

Hard Fighting SoldierCannon did not shy away from sharing the Gospel to even the most challenging peoples. He invested into lives throughout Japan, Okinawa, Papua New Guinea and Ukraine, often utilizing unconventional methods that earned him a reputation as a courageous fireball. “The gospel doesn’t carry itself along its own merry way,” writes Sitton. “When it runs, it runs on our legs. God’s messengers are called upon to forcefully accelerate the gospel into hazardous situations, and front line sol­diers for Christ are guaranteed to be busted up and bloodied in the fight.” Joe Cannon and his wife exchanged leisure, physical safety and financial security for the advancement of Christ.

Hard Fighting Soldier begins with Cannon’s first missionary assignment, which carried him to Japan in the wake of World War II. Answering an urgent request for the deployment of 1,000 missionaries to help fill the “spiritual vacuum” created by the devastation of war, Cannon and his new wife traveled thousands of miles to work with the poorest cave dwellers they could find. Over the years Cannon utilized a wide variety of ministries and methods to share the Gospel including Christian kindergartens, orphanages, retirement homes, sewing and English language schools, radio preaching, youth camps and more. Despite exposure to plagues, disease and death the couple’s unshakeable trust in God and resolute ambition to advance the Gospel never wavered. “Joe’s rallying call for pioneer spearheads to boldly go into all the world and preach the gospel was exhilarating,” recounts Sitton. “Thousands were roused by that challenge, and hundreds have found their way to missionary frontlines because of his influence.”

About the Author: In January, 2006 Sitton and his wife Tommi  founded their second ministry, The Center for Pioneer Church Planting which is dedicated to recruiting, training and launching pioneer church planters into the far-flung regions where Christ is still unknown. Hard Fighting Soldier is Sitton’s third book, following the popular title, Reckless Abandon: A Gospel Pioneer’s Exploits Among the Most Difficult to Reach People’s.

 

Choosing Him All Over Again Blog Tour

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All month long dozens of bloggers have been posting reviews of Juana Mikels’ new book Choosing Him All Over Again. This week members of the Ambassador Blogger Review Team will share their thoughts. (Interested in joining the team? Sign up here!) And be sure to check out these stops on the blog tour:

Sunday, January 25

Laura from thelaurelwood.wordpress.com

Misty from theladyprefers2save.com

Hal from oaktreereviews.wordpress.com

Choosing Him All Over AgainMonday, January 26

Beth from Bethhess.com

Claresa from Claresa.net

Debbie from PorchsideChats.com

Tuesday, January 27

Asheritah from onethingalone.com

Wednesday, January 28

Angela from amamascorneroftheworld.com

Debbie from couponism.com

Thursday, January 29

Mary from Maryanderingcreatively.com

Friday, January 30

Kemi from Homemakingorganized.com

Saturday, January 31

Mandy from worshipfulliving.com

Vera from luxuryreading.com

Stephanie from stephsscraphappenings.blogspot.com

 

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 Brian Onken’s book More Than His God Card: What Jesus Wants You to Know About Him as Revealed in His Miracles 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.

More Than His God Card 99 cent saleSynopsis: Many readers of the Bible assume that when Jesus did a miracle it was, fundamentally, to prove that He was God—Jesus was pulling out His “God Card.” What is startling is that Jesus never made the case that this was the primary purpose of His miracles.

What if Jesus was intending to reveal something different, something more, something beyond merely proving His identity? Seeing as Jesus’ miracles were such a significant part of His ministry, if we miss what His miracles do reveal, we may be missing out on great insights into the One who loves us and came to rescue us.

Like the restoration of a great Old Master’s painting, Brian leads his readers to a fresh vision of what is conveyed in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ miracles. Uncovering what is there, in the text, we see the miracles in a reinvigorated, vibrant way. You will never read about the miracles in the same way . . . and you will catch a renewed and compelling glimpse of Jesus.