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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Marriage Carol
Moody Publishers (September 1, 2011)
Chris Fabry and Gary Chapman


CHRIS FABRY is a graduate of W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and Moody bible Institute's Advanced Studies Program. Chris can be heard daily on Love Worth Finding, featuring the teaching of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers. He received the 2008 "Talk Personality of the Year" Award from the National Religious Broadcasters. He has published more than 60 books since 1995, many of them fiction for younger readers. Chris collaborated with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye on the children's series Left Behind: The Kids. His two novels for adults, Dogwood and June Bug, are published by Tyndale House Publishers. Chris is married to his wife Andrea and they have five daughters and four sons.

GARY CHAPMAN is the author of the bestselling Five Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio program airs on more than 400 stations.


On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm.   This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Paul is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.

The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs—and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?

If you would like to read the first chapter excerpt of A Marriage Carol, go HERE.

My Review

Since this novel hasn't yet arrived in my mailbox, there isn't much I can say about it just yet. Hopefully, I'll have some comments down the road.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

4 Essential Facebook Page Apps to Improve Communication With Fans

Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go

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Story Structure Architect (Writer's Digest Books)

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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote and Sell Your Own Book (Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Everything)

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The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need to Know About Creating & Selling Your Work (Writers Digest)

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How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills Through Practice and Play

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Breaking Chains, Building Disciples Conference

Watch Online November 8-10. Sounds great!

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Do you and your church have lasting, biblical answers for

  • Addictions to chemical substances — illegal and prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco?
  • Compulsive behaviors — sexual sins, pornography, gambling, workaholism?
  • Self-Destructive behaviors — cutting, burning, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, over-eating)?

Come hear from those who are effectively discipling those struggling with these issues.

Attendees at this conference are eligible for up to .8 standard CEUs. This conference does not meet the requirements for ACSI CEUs. Information about requesting CEUs will be available at the conference.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Did Luther use tunes from love song?

Interesting article

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Did Luther use tunes from love songs?


A Simple Amish Christmas

Free Christian romance for Kindle. I don't read Christian romance, but some of you might enjoy this.

Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmastime: Having the Holiday Season You Long For

Free for Kindle