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Happy Birthday Jesus

The baby that changed the world - Jesus! I don't know what you believe is the reason for Christmas, but I believe with all my heart, Jesus is the Reason He came to give His life so we could have life in return. I pray you know him as your Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas! Happy Birthday JESUS!! "... I am come that they might have life , and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10

What Kind of Monsters Live in Your Neighborhood?

Book Review and Giveaway What does a transformed life really look like?  Are we all just monsters in disguise? Matt Mikalatos takes us to his "neighborhood", in which a variety of monsters live.   He uses these characters, and his sense of humor to write this allegory about a werewolf, Luther, who is seeking transformation.  His inner beast has finally gotten the best of him, his wife has left him, and he is at his last wits end. After attempting to transform himself from werewolf to human by various humanistic and scientific methods, with the help of a mad scientist and a the friendly neighborhood monster patrolman, Matt; he finally realizes that he can never be transformed by his own power or the power of others.  There is only one WAY to be transformed, and live a truly transformed life! If you have a great sense of humor you will want to read this book.  As a matter of fact, my 16 yr old daughter loved it! We had to take turns reading it. It's comedic and at times se
THE DANGEROUS JOURNEY OF SHERMAN THE SHEEP An Allegory for Kids by Dean Davis W hen Sherman, a carefree lamb in the Good Shepherd's flock, grows into a young ram, he longs for adventure and acceptance by his peers. So, against his father's warnings, he climbs "Pleasure Mountain." There he encounters strange new enticements and dangers which at first seem exciting, but finally prove more than a young ram can handle on his own. Sherman finally admits his father was right when he called it "Sin Mountain," but how will he escape and get back to the fold? And what great adventure has the Shepherd prepared for him? Fiction / Youth (For ages 6 to 12 - or kids of all ages) Trade Paperback 160 pgs / 5" x 7" Learn more about the author  HERE Read First Chapters of print book Discussion/ Activity Guide (free - pdf file) Retail price: $9.99 PUBLISHER'S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Dec. 12-17 only: $5.49 at: *

Does Gender Matter to God?

In today's society of male and female gender "equality", how do we, as parents, raise godly children secure in their God given gender? Did God create us "equal" or did he create genders for a purpose? This book is a great tool in educating parents on how to bring up secure daughters and confident sons. By divine design God created male and female.   He had and still has a purpose and a plan for each gender. This book covers subjects such as what makes a good man/ woman. How they accentuate each other. It talks about what boys and girls need most. How the roles of both fathers and mothers are important in the lives of both genders, sons and daughters. In today's society of one parent families, and even the trend of acceptance of same parent families, how do we instruct our children on the importance of God given design. God created them special, including their gender. In today's society our children are being confused by the lack or morality and values

Tyndale House Publishers Study Bible Giveaway

Starting on November 29 th until December 24 th at the New Living Translation Facebook page Tyndale is giving away lots of great prizes and something free for you just for singing up. If you visit their page you will be entered to win the following prizes: One random person each day will win a Life Application Study Bible Family Pack (Guys Life Application Study Bible hc, Girls Life Application Study Bible hc, Student's Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible hc, Life Application Study Bible Large Print hc). One Random person each week will win an Apple iPad 2! Everyone that signs up gets a free download copy of the Life Application Bible Study – Book of Luke! I already signed up,  so head on over there and sign up.  This would be a great way to start the new year, with a Bible for each person in the family!  Awesome! *I am mostly a KJV reader but I like to have a couple other versions on hand to compare and read together*

Amy Inspired

Publisher's Description Amy Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills. All her dreams suddenly start to unravel as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend. But just as Amy fears her life is stuck in a holding pattern, she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. She struggles to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as staying true to her faith becomes unexpectedly complicated. When secrets, tragedy, and poor decisions cause rifts in Amy's relationships, she must come to terms with who she's become, her unrealized aspirations for her life, and the state of her faith. Can she dare to hope that she will find love and fulfillment despite it all? This book at first looked interesting,  a girl with my same name, aspiring writer (my grandmother thought writing was my calling) so I figured I would enjoy

If Walls Could Talk

I totally enjoyed reading this book!  Bailee Cooper is haunted by memories from her past.  When her father calls a surprise family meeting at their summer childhood home, she has to confront her past and the many secrets her family has kept.  During the days she is there, many unknown things about their family come to life.  She and her sisters have to deal with not only these new revelations, but also the fact that her father has finally changed his life and no longer seems to be the person they knew growing up.  Bailee has felt estranged from God ever since her mother died when Bailee was twelve.  She has had no desire to have a relationship with Him.  But now, she has to decide whether she is willing to give God a chance to change her and help her heal the scars from her past or continue to attempt to do this on her own. Her boss and co-worker, Mark Delahunt is a very strong man of faith. And although he cares deeply about Bailee, refuses to pursue a relationship with a woman who do


When a wayward husband comes back into the lives of his wife and sons after years of separation, will they believe he has changed ... and can they forgive him? As a medical crisis forces the family members to face their fears, hurts and true desires, and the conflict develops toward a surprise resolution, the reader will feel the ebb and flow of subtle emotional tensions. Here's a relationship story with a twist - told from the man's point of view. Candi is a member of Romance Writers of America. She has a B.A. degree in Business and works at Azusa Pacific University. She writes novels about contemporary issues from a Christian perspective that are the type of stories she wishes had been available to her as a young woman. Candi and her husband enjoy their four grown sons and their families and make their home in Southern California. *I have not actually read this book yet, but am participating in the Cladach Fall Fiction Fling in exchange for receiving these books at then en