Three Wise Queens Review: Attracting All Audiences

Three Wise Queens Review: Attracting All Audiences

A Review on an iPad Story App

5 out of 5 crosses

three wise queensThree Wise Queens is an app of a whole different nature, which I had yet to review one like it. A storyline, it presents a perspective on a well-known scriptural event that is geared toward several audiences.

Based on The Three Wise Men, this app brings into your home a beautifully designed story that follows the wives of each king, and focuses on their contributions and point of view during the events that led the strangers from distant lands to Jesus who laid in the manger. From following this complete story via an iPad app, I not only got my daily dose of experiencing more in the world of Christian technology, but I also was able to glean something very important. It was not just the kings who were led to Jesus: it was all of us through our spiritual connection in Christ that were brought to Him. And so this app was outstanding in that beneath the lines it was able to capture not only the female and child audiences, but brought with it a strong message of our brotherly and sisterly connection with one another in His birth.

The graphics were outstanding and second to none. The audio was fitting and Three Wise Queens Angelengaging. The story itself did not fall short of substantial content, and it was engaging at the same time as you could click on the image of an angel to have it read to you. The only technical drawback was that, being quite lengthy, I was looking for a link back to the start once I reached the end of the story but could not find one.

I urge you all to try out this innovative take on a well known event in biblical history! Your child is sure to add this to their list of stories that, whether during the day or for bedtime, are going to want to hear it more than once. I rate this 5/5 crosses!

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Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

The Worship KenBook: Merging Music and Ministry

Review of The Worship Kenbook

The Worship Kenbook: Merging Music and Ministry

5 out of 5 crosses

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The Worship Kenbook leads to the re-centering of a seeker’s faith to basic principles and values, which we can remember in our minds and instill in our hearts, and furthermore find a path toward the utilization of God-given skills.

Being a true “dummy” to the concept of worship ministry, this book was a perfect fit for me to read. In fact, I am such a novice to the idea, the picture of the guitar on the cover did not even clue me in to the fact that The Worship Kenbook gives powerful insight into the world of ministry through music. Part of this is probably related to the fact that I have been attending an Orthodox Christian service for so many years: being so connected to His Tradition through my church’s traditions I sometimes lose sight of other means to connect to Him and lead others to the Light of love. Thank you, Gangai Victor, for helping to humble me.

The book, a relatively quick and easy read for the one-hundred-and-twenty-some-odd pages that Kindle claims it to be, starts off with a prayer. I really Prayerliked this, as throughout the book I was able be more attentive to the concept of prayer that Mr. Victor so often made mention of, stressing its central importance in our life in the Church, God and all we do in the world. From there, it goes right into the DNA of the Church and briefs on various concepts, such as knowing about worship vs. actually worshiping. What a great way to bring one back to the basic foundations and purpose of each here on earth! Additionally, the author frequently backs his message up with quotes. Remaining objective with this is hard, of course. Many of you may be familiar with the unlimited interpretations of verses out there. And some of you may not agree with this… but I myself can’t deny that Scripture is one tool given to us that cannot be overlooked, just as I would look toward stories of saints and the like. Gangai Victor is able to stay objective without pushing any particular denominational theme. I was quite comfortable with what I was reading. My point here is that I would challenge any one of you reading this review to read this book and tell me you were not able to connect in some way! Especially with him using his own life story to connect to the general audience.Another important concept he outlines is one’s heart being in the worship, verses “fake” worship. One being able to distinguish the one from the other is what leads a “Christian” to cross the invisible line of giving one’s self to the Lord and living according to Him. Once again, through sharing his own experience, the reader is given clear examples along with both Scripture and practicality to hopefully unlock their heart during their next worship session with God; whether it be prayer, service or doing a deed that is good in His eyes, the potential to grow is now given to the reader. I have spoken in other posts of how we tend to ignore obvious signs and feel we never hear His voice. But God speaks through all of us, to help each other move toward His likeness utilizing the image of God.

As I continued reading, I was surprised and this is when I realized what it was I was actually reading about. Using the previous chapters, Gangai Victor is really building a strong foundation for who this book is really written for (his dedication clearly states this). For those worship ministers, you now have clear principles to help guide you. Knowledge and love in Christ I would certainly say will bring one’s talents to fruition. And, although I feel that even the most humble fools for Christ can also lead an inspire others in ways aside from displaying earthly, blessings and gifts, the end result in what the author is giving the audience is very unique and is sure to bring another minister to realize their full potential through his careful, thoughtful and intellectual ways of presenting a clear program to follow.

Toward the end of The Worship Kenbook, I was particularly impressed with the reinforcement of humbleness and abstinence from pride while leading others. Mr. Victor’s wisdom in both experience and heart bring a smile to my face as now we have an additional insight into using tools to “live in the world, not of the world” and share our common path in Christ with one another. 5/5 crosses given for this eBook indeed.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

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Jesus, Take the Wheel by Mark Bowser. Free on 9/21/13
ublication Date: January 7, 2013
“If you are unhappy, you can be happy. If you have a problem, there is a solution. If you are unfulfilled and need motivation, you too can live your dreams. Jesus, Take The Wheel – 101 Inspirations for Your Daily Christian Walk provides you with a daily blueprint for living your God ordained success. This little Christian book is your guide.

Author Mark Bowser is a man known for living a life of tremendous optimism and enthusiasm…despite the circumstances. His favorite scripture and a pillar of his life is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says The Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”. Jesus, Take The Wheel – 101 Inspirations for Your Daily Christian Walk is packed full of Mark’s infectious personality and wonderful stories lighting the path to your dreams.

Jesus, Take The Wheel offers simple yet profound Christian Living principles to help you become your best…which is what God has planned for you. The book is organized into short, daily inspirational principles that work in Mark Bowser’s life and they will work in yours too.

Principles such as:

Make sure what goes into your mind is positive because what comes out is always what went in.

Self-love is the kind of love that motivates a person to greatness.

I have faith in Jesus Christ; therefore I am.

Patience is a weapon which can reveal miracles.

…no matter how many times the crucifixion is replayed; there is always one conclusion…THE RESURRECTION!

Happiness is always created from the inside, not from the outside.

Motivation without direction is dangerous; motivation with positive direction is success.

Curiosity is the uncovering mechanism to new discoveries.

When you ask God a question He will sometimes ask you questions which will lead to the answer you are pursuing.

You can’t count your chickens before they hatch but you can at least keep the eggs warm.

A challenge is simply an opportunity in disguise.

Being judgmental comes from a lack of trust.

The marriage is the glue that binds the family together.

The family is the glue that binds society together.

Congruency is the portrait of a champion.

Faith is a power that is unseen but always is heard.

Walk with Mark as he shares motivating stories including how the Duke of Wellington succeeded despite tremendous odds and how we can do the same. Come along with the Keeper of the Spring as he helps a town to flourish. Walk along side General Chamberlain as he builds up the self-dignity of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse. Have tears of joy with the nine finely tuned athletes as they help a fallen comrade at the Seattle Special Olympics. Watch how through deep sadness Charles Schultz created one of the world’s most loved cartoon characters Charlie Brown. Cry along with Ruth Peterson as she learns to love through her grief and be happy again. And many, many more inspiring stories to guide you on your daily walk with Jesus Christ.

So, are you ready to drop mediocre and average results and start living a life of excitement, inspiration, and fulfillment? If so, join Mark on this daily Christian journey to discover God’s best…for you!

Let Jesus, Take the Wheel be your handbook for Christian living and a more fulfilling life.

What are others saying about “Jesus, Take the Wheel”?

“This book is one of the most refreshing, enjoyable reading experiences I’ve had in a long time. The stories are tremendous…. this is a great book and God’s power, love and wisdom is obvious in Mark’s writing.”
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

“It’s just the kind of book we like to have, with short, concise messages, that can be picked up and put down without losing continuity. The format makes for an excellent gift, too.”
Zig Ziglar, America’s #1 Motivator

Lord Deliver Me from Negative Health Talk by Lynn R Davis. Free on 9/21/13
In this book I share healing scriptures, quotes, and a very personal experience with a loved one diagnosed with breast cancer.

The enemy likes to keep our problems in front of us at all times. He wants to rub our condition in our faces so that we lose faith and hope in healing. Don’t talk yourself out of your healing. And don’t let anyone else talk you out of it either.

This is the second book of the Negative Self Talk series. It focuses on healing words from scripture, As such its main focus, is health and healing- whether it be emotional, physical, and psychological. Stop negative health talk and begin speaking faith-filled words of healing.

There is No Protection Like GOD’S by Tameka Darden. Free on 9/21/13
This story includes action, curiosity, inspiration, faith tools and information.
In this book you will find great illustrations of GOD’S POWER.
You will have more insight of the demonic powers and how these demonic powers operate against children of GOD in our world today.

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Brand of Annwn by J.A. Biggs. Free on 9/21/13
What would you be willing to do to save a world?

Brand sees demons. They are a lot less rare than you might think too. In fact, they are everywhere if you know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately for Brand, that’s the least of his problems.
His mom thinks he’s crazy, but he and his friend Aaron have discovered an entire world underneath our own -parallel and invisible. It is a land of darkness and light in stark contrast, where good and evil show their true face.
When the darkness controlling the underworld of Annwn reaches up to threaten those closest to him, Brand has to decide whether to protect his family or return one more time to repair the damage he has caused with his meddling.
To right what has been wronged will cost Brand more than he realizes, for his quest will require him to face that which cannot be faced, and defeat that which has never been defeated. To succeed, Brand will have to face down Annwn itself.

Stolen Woman by Kimberly Rae. Free on 9/21/13
Human Trafficking…Asha knew nothing about it before meeting 16-year-old Rani, stolen from her home and forced into prostitution in Kolkata, India. Asha must help this girl escape, but Mark, a 3rd generation missionary, keeps warning her away from the red-light district and its workers. Will she ever discover why? And will they ever stop their intense arguments long enough to admit their even more intense feelings for one another?
When Asha sneaks out one last time in a desperate attempt to rescue her friend, someone follows her through the night. Is freedom possible? Or will she, too, become one of the stolen?

Kimberly Rae has lived in Bangladesh, Kosovo, Uganda and Indonesia. She now writes from her home in Lenoir, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two young children.
Kimberly has been published over 100 times in books, magazines and periodicals.

Mail Order Millie by Katie Crabapple. Free on 9/21/13
George has a hard time dealing with his farm and his four children after the death of his wife. When the ladies at his church raise money for a mail order bride for him, he doesn’t argue with them. He needs a caretaker for his family. Millie has a short time to find her own way in the world before she is kicked out of the orphanage where she was raised. George’s letter about his requirements for a bride fit in all ways but one. Will her lie keep them apart even after they’re married?
Antediluvian by R.M. Huffman. Free on 9/21/13
More than a thousand years have passed since the fall of man and the exile from Eden. The earth has been cursed, humans scrape meager livings from the soil, and legendary beasts roam the wilderness. The Grigori, angels charged with watching over mankind, have abandoned their appointed angelic stations to take human wives. Their offspring are the Nephilim, giant warriors with birthrights both in heaven and on earth.

When a leviathan attacks his lands, Noah, a hardworking farmer, must find a way to defeat it. He enlists Nephilim aid to protect his family from the monstrous foe. Bonds between the humans and the giants are forged in the heat of battle; however, harmony won by a hard-fought victory is short-lived. The Grigori have seized sovereignty of the ancient city of Enoch. What is more, their irresistible leader has become obsessed with Noah’s enchanting bride-to-be. Friendships and faith are soon tested, as a devastating act of betrayal by the woman he loves thrusts Noah into the middle of a revolution against the fallen angels.

Meanwhile, his Nephilim comrades must decide, once and for all, whether they will fight on the side of the humans or the angels, and their choice may mean the difference between the earth’s salvation…or its damnation.

The Secret of Counting Gifts by Heidi Kreider. Free on 9/21/13
Eighteen years old and ready to take on the world, the friendship of a lifetime begins. Kristen Murphy and Elizabeth Ashley begin as college roommates and live life as friends closer than sisters. Kris, is artistic and thrives off of her time drawing and painting. She is tall and rather plain, but smart and kind. Liz, is musical, outgoing, beautiful, and captures the heart of every person she meets. In their eighteen year-old wisdom, they thought they had forever to be friends.
Kris and Liz rented their first apartment together, stood up at each other’s weddings and held each other’s babies. Liz held Kris’ hand when her father was buried. Kris stood with Liz when her husband walked out. The boundaries of our lives blurred long ago. They have been friends for twenty-eight years and the friendship withstands the test of time and the trials of life. Until cancer deals the final blow. Twenty-eight years together will be all they will get.
Through Liz’s battle with breast cancer they learn how important each part of their life is and how grateful they are for everything that God sends their way. This is the story of their lives. As she sits by Liz’s death bed, Kris recounts the trails and blessings that made them who they are. With their melded family gathered around, Kris tells their story and recalls the many “gifts” they have been blessed without throughout the years. She shares of how Liz taught her to notice the gifts in each day and to live with a grateful heart. It is through the telling of their story that the secret of counting gifts is discovered….

The Secret of Counting Gifts is the first book in the Liz’s Legacy series.

His Prairie Princess by Kit Morgan. Free on 9/21/13
A Sweet, Western Romance Novella.

His Prairie Princess (Prairie Brides, Book One) is the first in a new series about the town of Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west! Enjoy this introduction to the townspeople of Clear Creek and come sit a spell!

Also Available! Her Prairie Knight (Prairie Brides, Book Two)
His Prairie Duchess (Prairie Brides, Book Three)

When Sadie Jones, the daughter of cattle baron Horatio Jones, set out on her own in search of her dying birth mother, she got more than she bargained for. She never dreamed the stage would be robbed and she herself taken along with the rest of the loot! After all, being kidnapped was the last thing on her mind that morning. Unfortunately it was the foremost thing that afternoon.

Harrison Cooke,raised by his English mother to be the perfect gentleman, simply went to get the mail, not rescue a damsel in distress! But here he was, attempting to rescue the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, and of course, not get them both killed in the process.

But both Harrison and Sadie have a goal. She’s trying to rescue her mother. He’s trying to save his brothers. That’s a lot of rescuing going on. And in the midst of it all, can they rescue each other’s hearts?

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Home to Walnut Ridge by Diane Moody. $3.71. on 9/21/13
It seems everyone needs a second chance. Tracey Collins just left Washington D.C. after her dream job became a personal nightmare. Back home in Jacobs Mill, Tennessee, she quickly realizes she’s not the only one needing a fresh start. Her sister Alex is in the midst of a career change, finding new inspiration restoring furniture. Their father, a former pastor who’s had his own share of disillusionment, now mentors a strange bunch of misfit bikers who do odd jobs around town as ministry. Among them, an intriguing former attorney named Noah, still running from a painful past, catches Tracey’s eye. Secrets are uncovered and hearts are restored in Jacobs Mill as they all work together to renovate an old smokehouse into a new shop called Second Chances
The Chase by DiAnn Mills. $1.99. on 9/21/13
To the FBI it’s a cold case. To Kariss Walker it’s a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it’s a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget. Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A TV news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the terrifying case. Today, as a New York Times bestselling author, Kariss intends to turn the unsolved mystery into a suspense novel. Enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris, Kariss succeeds in getting the case reopened. But the search for the dead girl’s missing mother yields a discovery that plunges the the partners into a witch’s brew of danger. The old crime lives on in more ways than either of them could ever imagine. Will Kariss’s pursuit of her dream as a writer carry a deadly price tag? Drawing from a real-life cold case, bestselling novelist DiAnn Mills presents a taut collage of suspense, faith, and romance in this Zondervan ebook, The Chase.
Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher. $1.99 on 9/21/13
In the high desert town of Frenchman’s Bluff, Idaho, Felicia Kristoffersen has set out to create a future for herself that is better than her painful past. Alone in the world with only her faith to sustain her, she must prove herself as this tiny community’s new school teacher. She cannot, must not, fail. But, there are those who never wanted her there to begin with.
Five years after the death of his wife, local merchant Colin Murphy cares about just one thing: raising his daughter, Charity. Colin wants to give her the educational advantages he never had. The new schoolmarm’s inexperience doesn’t sit well with him, and if this teacher up and marries like the last one did, Charity’s heart will be broken once again.
A woman who hasn’t known love. A man who lost the love he had.
In the midst of the wide, sage-covered plains, each is about to discover that life’s bitterest circumstances truly can work together for good.
Tender, evocative, and beautifully written, Belonging is a journey about love after loss, and about two hearts destined to become one—despite their stubbornness! Belonging is Robin Lee Hatcher at her best!
—Tamera Alexander, bestselling author of Within My Heart and The Inheritance
Belonging is vintage Robin Lee Hatcher: a touching, tender love story, filled with genuine conflict and characters that quietly build a nest in your heart. A skillful blend of description, emotion, and spiritual reflection, Belonging will sweep you away to late nineteenth-century Idaho, glad to have a seasoned novelist driving your buckboard wagon with a sure hand. By story’s end you’ll no doubt sigh with relief, smile with delight, and turn back to page one for a second visit with our determined Miss K. Loved it!’
— Liz Curtis Higgs, New York Times bestselling author of Min

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The Worship Kenbook by Gangai Victor. $2.99 on 9/21/13
“If Jesus is not the focus, the worship is bogus.”

“Our challenge, pursuit, and high-calling is to amplify God’s praise in a manner that people can’t help but join with us.”

“Worship must occupy us fulltime for a lifetime because our final destination is Heaven—it’s no place for part-time lovers!”

Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran in worship ministry, this book will give you refreshing perspectives on personal and corporate worship, in theory and in practice. This is a guide that you can read and re-read, apply and re-apply in your life and ministry. This book will help you to

…cultivate an authentic life of worship

…create inspired set-lists that consistently come to life in worship

…make the most out of your rehearsals

…go beyond using only songs to worship

…deliver fluid worship sessions prayerfully and artfully

…engage with your congregation and facilitate people to connect with the Lord

…mentor others

…nurture excellent relationships within your team

…lead God-pleasing, Trinitarian worship

…and more!

If you love God and desire to worship Him in spirit and in truth, you will enjoy this book. The Worship Kenbook is a resource for Christians of almost any denomination and background.

Get it now, you won’t be disappointed!

The author, Gangai Victor loves to talk and write about what he is insanely passionate about – worshipping God. He is the creator and lead editor of Votive Praise, which is one of India’s foremost online resources for worship ministry. Over the years, his blog has been awarded a Worship Leader magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ editor’s pick apart from featuring in Worship Ministry Catalyst’s list of Top-20 worship blogs and Church Mag’s list of Top-30 Church Tech blogs.

Apart from leading worship, Gangai is also a songwriter and worship ministry trainer. He lives happily in Chennai, India with his family.

Fearless by Max Lucado. $2.99 on 9/21/13
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.

They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.

Can you imagine your life without fear?

Becoming Myself by Stasi Eldredge. $3.74 on 9/21/13
God has dreams—just for you

Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change.In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are.

Stasi urges you to lay down your past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead. We cannot heal ourselves. We cannot become ourselves by ourselves. But we are not by ourselves.

The King of love wants to help us become. God desires to restore us—the real us. As he heals our inner life, he calls us to rise to the occasion of our lives. The most important journey any woman can take is the journey into becoming her true self through the love of God.

It’s a beautiful paradox. The more of God’s you become, the more yourself you become—the “self” he had in mind when he thought of you before the creation of the world.

Discover your truest self—the woman God created you to be—in Becoming Myself.

2 by 2 Review: A Christian Android App with a New Concept

2 by 2 Review: A Christian Android App

A Review on the Newest Concept for Christian Android Apps: Noah’s Ark for Kids 2 by 2

5 out of 5 crosses

2 by 2 for kids2 by 2 is a new kid’s Christian app for Android that I am thrilled to have had sent my way: a neat, hip, unique and highly functioning tool that can enhance memory skills – from a Christian perspective – is definitely a rare find to offset the overabundance of run-of-the-mill bible verse apps.

Based on Noah’s Ark and “2 of each species,” this app worked seamlessly from the beginning of my trial straight through the end. Starting at an appropriate level, I began my journey toward maxing out my memory skills by choosing a card to flip over that would reveal an animal. Once revealed, it returned to a face down position and waited for my next move to find the matching animal behind the other cards. The concept seems straight forward, as most of us have seen the physical versions of memory match cards. But this app made it so interactive, I could not put it down for the next hour. Once successful within the given frame of time, you move onto the next level, and also gain “store points” if able to flawlessly match the cards. The points allow you to purchase hints and tools that will give you a chance to get out of trouble later in the game.

I’d compare and contrast this app to Luminosity’s memory enhancing computer games. 2 by 2 Memory Game for AndroidAllowing your child to increase their brain functioning skills while having fun can be found in both, but with the 2 by 2 app for Android you have easy to push buttons, clear and motivating sound effects and music, as well as tips, instructions and bonuses to boot. All within the reach and each of a smartphone that can be carried on long trips, or even better, when you need a moment to think and need to keep your son or daughter occupied for a few minutes! How often can this opportunity be something that has a Christian point of view to it? Try this app out to let your kid test out God’s gift of mind.

The free version does come with ads, but they are small and don’t get in the way. I didn’t notice them past the next few levels. Too focused on getting 2 of each animal on board before Noah departs for safety!

I rate this 5 out of 5 crosses, and would give it 6 if I could. Get it now!

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Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

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Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey. Free on 9/19/13
From the blue waters of the Caribbean and the Florida Keys to the wind-swept wilds of the Outer Banks, Pirate Hunter combines the romantic popularity of a pirate tale with an inspirational story of modern-day treasure hunters.

Following a captured slave who’s been freed by the sixteenth-century pirate who takes his ship, the novel weaves a rollicking tale of adventure. Paralleling this story in the present are the treasure hunters seeking the gold–and stories–of the past. Greg Rhode–a preacher’s kid who has become a marine archaeologist–hires on to participate in Phil Rackham’s salvage operation in the Florida Keys. He is hoping that Rackham will make him rich, not suspecting the true riches he’ll eventually confront.

Home to Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman. Free on 9/19/13
This free short story e-romance is a prequel to The Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. Fans of the series will enjoy this chance to briefly revisit Pebble Creek, and new readers will be introduced to an Amish community that is more deeply explored in the three full novels, A Promise for Miriam, A Home for Lydia, and A Wedding for Julia. When Joseph Bontrager left Pebble Creek, all of Esther Schrock’s dreams and hopes for the future went with him. Bravely picking up the pieces of her broken heart, she resumed her life teaching at the schoolhouse with Miriam King. Now, nineteen months later, Joseph has returned. Despite her initial excitement, Esther feels anger rise up instead of love. Will she be able to forgive him for leaving? Forgive him for more than a year and a half of silence without a single letter? With Miriam’s encouraging words, and despite ominous clouds on the horizon, will Esther be able to replace the bitterness in her heart with affection for Joseph once more?
The 13: Fall by Robbie Cheuvront. Free on 9/19/13
for Fans of Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, and David Baldacci…

Join CIA operative Jonathan Keene in a battle against America’s greatest enemy. Although initially investigating the disappearance of border agents along the US/Mexico border, Keene soon discovers another enemy waiting right at America’s doorstep. This enemy is swift–with sights set on something more precious than gold. As the US is pushed into a situation it hasn’t seen since its inception, Keene is forced to face a past he’d rather leave buried. Can Keene–and America–survive?

The story continues with The 13: Stand–Available October 1, 2013.

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Glory Rising by Jeff Jansen. Free on 9/19/13
Glory Rising will give the readers greater understanding of their true spiritual inheritance that will help unlock the power of who they are in Christ Jesus as sons and daughters of God. It will help them understand the vital role they play as God’s Kingdom representatives on the stage called earth and encourage them to know the ways of God that will open up the experiential realms of glory. It’s here that we will find access into Eden’s door and the Tree of Life and find destiny’s doors that will open to encounter God in genuine, tangible ways, executing and partaking of the ever-increasing and all-powerful realm of the kingdom of God.
The Inspired Leader by Richard Blackaby. Free on 9/19/13
“If you were to ask me where I see God at work today,” writes Richard Blackaby, acclaimed speaker and bestselling co-author, with his father Henry Blackaby, of Experiencing God, “I would tell you, ‘In the marketplace.’” This observation has birthed his newest book The Inspired Leader: 101 Biblical Reflections for Becoming a Person of Influence (August 2012, Russell Media), a compilation of 101 short stories and reflections written by Blackaby and numerous Christian CEOs who work for $100 million companies.

Compelling, challenging and amazingly applicable, The Inspired Leader offers a “spiritual oasis” for business and church leaders.

“The business world can quickly parch our spiritual vitality,” Blackaby notes. “It regularly bombards us with materialistic attitudes. The love of money is widespread. Greed, corruption, selfishness is ubiquitous…As we progress through the week, the spiritual “high” we experienced on Sunday can quickly morph into a desolate wilderness by Friday.”

Rife with Scripture, each reflection offers a real-life scenario involving prolific business people of the past and present. Drawing on lessons from people such as Bernie Madoff, Malcom Gladwell, Henry Ford and Walt Disney, Blackaby and the contributors tie everything back to the Lord and the dependence leaders need to put in Him.

Every story ends with three thought-provoking questions for reflection designed to take a deep and honest look into the reader’s faith journey inside and outside of the workplace. The questions are immensely challenging, since Blackaby and prominent leaders are well-aware of the temptation to devote one’s life to work.

“One of the greatest challenges for business people is to maintain a close walk with Christ while they are immersed in the frenetic demands and schedule of the marketplace,” Blackaby says. “With all the demands upon us, how can we carve out adequate time to spend with our Lord?”

Blackaby is upfront about the fact that The Inspired Leader won’t change someone, but the Holy Spirit can.

“A devotional cannot change your life,” he writes. “But the Holy Spirit, who is with you as you read, can. Welcome His involvement into your life. Eagerly respond to His promptings. Trust Him regardless of how impossible His word may appear to you. And obey. Immediately.”

Whether readers are working in a secular or Christian workplace, whether their faith is thriving or parched, The Inspired Leader is certain to be an oasis and comfort in their spiritual journey.

Finding Strength in Tough Times by Ron Wagley. Free on 9/19/13
Retired insurance CEO, Ron Wagley, tells readers what to do when challenges come our way.
A reasonable and compassionate book for any Christian or spiritual seeker
-In the midst of a crisis
-Helping someone through a crisis
-Preparing for the day when a tragedy will hit home

In a sense, it s a book for everyone.
Wagley provides straightforward and sensitive answers to questions like:
Where is God?
Does prayer work?
Does faith make a difference?
Does God even care?

Finding Strength in Tough Times attempts to bring sense to life s tragedies by drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Scriptures.

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God Has a Plan For Your Life by Charles F. Stanley. $0.99 on 9/19/13
While you may not understand all the twists and turns of life, you can be sure of one thing: the same God who created you, loves you. God’s personal promise to you is one of extreme hope and potential (Jeremiah 29:11). He also has an awesome strategy for your future. No matter what failure you have experienced in the past, you can learn how to make right choices at every juncture in your life.

In God Has A Plan for Your Life, Dr. Charles Stanley explains that there is no such thing as coincidence, luck, or good fortune. God is sovereign, and He has a course that He wants you to follow. He opens and closes exciting doors of opportunity, but it is up to you to step through each one by faith. You don’t have to miss another exciting moment. You can live each day with a sense of hope and assurance that whatever comes your way has passed through God’s omnipotent, loving hands. This book outlines the exact steps that will lead you to discover His plan for your life.

Children of Dreams, an Adoption Memoir by Lorilyn Roberts. $0.99 on 9/19/13
“Do you have anything to say?” the judge asked.

My husband, Tim, looked down to hide his shame. “I took away her dreams.”

I swallowed hard to hold back tears. After eight years of marriage, supporting him
through medical school, and trying to conceive, I couldn’t bear the pain of his
affair and the divorce he sought.

Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur. $2.24 on 9/19/13
Contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God’s work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men – fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots – and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. MacArthur draws principles from Christ’s careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple – you.