Saturday, August 26, 2017



"From cheats, and liars, and hypocrites, may the Good Lord preserve us!"

Few of us like to be cheated, and fewer still appreciate being lied to.

But the chief place of dishonor is reserved for the hypocrite - one who says one thing, and lives the exact opposite.

And there is a peculiar "smell," if you will, attached to a hypocrite.  Even very young children can spot them.

Tricia Goyer recognizes the deep wounds that hypocrisy can inflict on the preaching of the gospel, and the lives of those who have been touched by such hypocrisy.

Hence the new adventure:  WALK IT OUT!  You can pre-order it from the following web sites:
Tricia Goyer's Web Site
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Pre-order WALK IT OUT by Tricia Goyer Today!

"The just shall live by faith . . ." and this is ONE snapshot of what that looks like in the 21st Century.

What ought not to surprise you is that this is what it looked like when Billy Graham was filling football stadiums during his evangelistic crusades.

This is what it looked like when John and Charles Wesley were used by God to start The Great Awakening.

Believe it or not, this is what it looked like when Saul of Tarsus was struck down on the road to Damascus, transformed into the Apostle Paul, and became the greatest missionary the world has ever seen.

While the names and faces have changed, the times and circumstances have radically altered as the world turned, the principles remain the same, and are captured in one verse of Scripture:
"He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8 (NKJV) 

So many people stop short of that final step.  In her autobiographical work, WALK IT OUT, author Tricia Goyer shows us what that final step looks like.  As Tricia explains, "I've learned that God's good plans are not always easy, or neat, but when we step out in obedience we never walk alone."

Are you ready to take that next step?  Pre-order WALK IT OUT today from the following venues:

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Forgiveness is not for the faint of heart.  June Hunt, the author of this Bible Study, candidly declares, “There is no shame in the struggle to forgive.  The struggle is real.”  Having said that, she also points out that while forgiveness is not easy, nor does it come naturally, forgiveness is a decision, not an emotion.  More importantly for believers, forgiveness is not an option.

It’s a commandment.

This 6 – Session Bible study meets all the expectations that one would desire from a high-quality curriculum.  I was impressed and encouraged with the sections that covered the expectations of the Bible Study, and the notes to the student(s) and the leader(s) that set the tone for a successful, interesting, and motivating Bible study on the topic of forgiveness.  I was especially excited to see a clear, concise, and decidedly un-apologetic presentation of the plan of salvation in the opening pages.  Too often this presentation is placed at the end of the Bible study, and its position there provides the opportunity to treat it as a kind of afterthought.

With great open-ended questions that really get the ball rolling, Scripture passages that are central to the topic (not just “proof-texting,”), discussion questions at the end of each session and suggestions for concrete application, I just really feel like June Hunt hit the ball out of the park with this Bible study.  Another exciting feature that one can anticipate is “Fill-In-The-Blank” sample prayers related to the topic of forgiveness.  I’ve printed one off and have it hanging on my study wall, even as I’m writing this review.

June Hunt uses the testimony of Corrie Ten Boom as a backdrop for her study sessions, and I’m not going to steal all of her thunder, but I can’t help sharing the final conclusion that Corrie Ten Boom arrived at when faced with the challenge of forgiveness:
"When Christ tells us to love our enemies, He gives along with the command, the love itself."
Corrie Ten Boom

What better invitation to explore this difficult topic of forgiveness?

Rose Publishing has provided me with an advanced reader copy of this published work.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TITANIS: Never Say Never, Again!

Once bitten . . . twice shy.

Fool me once, shame on you . . . fool me twice, shame on me!

Pick your pejorative, both have been seared into the heart of Eamon "Titanis" Straider, a former special forces operator who left the military after having learned these lessons the hard way.  Through deception and betrayal.  But his mum is having none of it.

Neither is Lady Ellis Rostov-LeClair, a philanthropist who lives her life in the shadows cast by a mangled e-mail, working mightily to make Eamon's memorial to his fallen mates a reality, while at the same time struggling to bring her own dreams of a future with this apparent son of Poseidon to fruition.

Eamon's self-imposed isolation unwittingly sets the stage for one of his greatest challenges, threatening his goals, his dreams, and the lives of those whom he holds closest to a heart raging to be set free once again to love and to live.

Ronie Kendig's craft as a writer of military suspense is comparable to a fine wine . . . it just gets better over time.  While penned as a novella, TITANIS reads with all the suspense, tension and romance of a full-length novel.  You won't want to stop reading TITANIS until the very last page.

5 stars for military suspense at its finest!

Monday, August 14, 2017

CHASING SECRETS Can Be A Deadly Past Time!

Make sure you have the required amount of time to read this book . . . because once you start, you won’t be putting it down until you’ve finished. 

Lynette Eason, in Book 4 of The Elite Guardians series, captures the reader's interest from page one, and just when you think you’re going to get a breather from the romance, suspense, and crackling tension, she takes it to a whole other level.

Haley Callaghan has carved a career out of keeping people safe, and she is very good at her job.  So it’s rather disconcerting to find herself on the receiving end of her services.  But when danger crosses the water from County Mayo, Ireland, she quickly realizes that she’s in over her head. 

For Detective Steven Rothwell, returning home to handle some family business has reopened old wounds, and added a few new ones.  While investigating several murders which seem to be linked, his path crosses Haley’s.  Curiosity leads to definite interest, especially when Steven discovers that Haley is at the center of his investigation.  A cursory background check on the elite guardian reveals more questions than answers, and Steven does what any Detective worth his badge would do . . . he investigates.

Little does he know that they are both unwitting pawns in a game that is far larger, and with far more at stake, than either of them realize.  And while Detective Rothwell is busy putting out fires on the street, he is helpless to do anything about the one burning in his heart.

5 stars for non-stop action!

Lynette Eason
Christian Romance / Suspense
ISBN 9780800723910
338 pages
$14.99, paperback

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill Meet Again!

The strange forces that forged two individuals into leaders of two great nations . . . then allies . . . and ultimately as friends . . . form the basis for Matt Clayton's combined introduction to Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

If you've read the previous stand-alone offerings on these two men, note that there really hasn't been any remarkable changes.  But the introductory chapter is worthy of consideration.

If you haven't read either, or you don't have both volumes in your library, this is a great opportunity to gain fresh understanding into the lives of two great men who were pivotal in meeting and defeating one of the world's greatest enemies to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

5 stars for a wonderful introduction to two great men!