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title: Colorful in God's Image: A Biblical Celebration of Racial Diversity for Little Ones

author: Grace A

category: nonfiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.22.2021 • author id: ArGrCo17121

word count: 500

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Colorful In God's Image is a nonfiction picture book that celebrates racial diversity from a biblical perspective, intended for readers aged 4-8.  Following the creation narrative, the text explores the rainbow colors in the world around us and then the diverse skin colors that God beautifully imprints on His people - from ebony to ivory and all in between. Referencing Genesis 1:26-27, it declares the resounding biblical truth that every skin color has been made in the image of God! Lyrically beautiful and biblically faithful, this rhyming picture book presents the complex topic of racial diversity in kid-friendly language that is much needed today.

About the Author

Grace Ann is an elementary educator turned mama to a multicultural family with 2 children under 2, through birth and adoption.  Through my professional and personal experience teaching and nurturing young children from a variety of racial backgrounds, I know the value and importance of multicultural books exploring the topic of race from a Christian perspective.  I have written this debut picture book after positive feedback from potential readers and famous influencers. 

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title: When God Said Hello

author: Rachel B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 7.21.2021 • author id: BoRaWh17121

word count: 45000

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What if we’ve misunderstood the greatest introduction ever written? The creation story was a radical (and true!) way to introduce the ancient world to God’s character and priorities, but often we approach it as a science manual. Discover how God makes His introduction using an out-of-print genre designed to speak directly to the ancient Israelites. When we set aside our modern concern with the how of creation and focus on the Who, we can gain a dynamic understanding of our Creator’s character and, in the process, meet God as we never have before. Join veteran Bible-Study teacher and Master of Divinity student Rachel Booth Smith as she adopts the mindset of a holy eavesdropper and leans over ancient Israelites’ shoulders as God tells Israel who He is. Using archaeology findings, language discoveries, and genre exploration, Smith shares insights that have not been widely introduced to the greater Bible-reading public. When God Said Hello, is for those who want to steward the Word as sacred literature, and also want an approachable, faithful, and scholarly understanding of creation.

About the Author
Rachel Booth Smith has served as the lead of Discipleship within the Women’s Ministry at her local church and anticipates graduating with her Masters of Divinity from Pillar Seminary in 2023. In school she has learned Hebrew, is beginning Greek language studies, and is trained in ancient Near East context both for the Old and New Testament. Her role at her local church has included developing curriculum, investing in lay-leaders and teachers, teaching from the stage, and developing leadership summits for women. She has written six original large group Bible studies and taught weekly classes of men, women, and teens. Rachel’s writing story began with her daughters’ caring bridge page. There she discovered a God-given knack for sharing technical facts in a way that captivated her readers and was able to sprinkle humor when the levity was sorely needed. That was ten years ago, and since then, she’s moved to share unique and scholarly study tools at her local church. Her abilities have been honed, and her passion ignited as she’s watched person after person light up when they realize that the same skills taught in literature, history, and art classes can magnify their study of the Word of God. Her writing has been featured in Truly Magazine hardcopy (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and upcoming Spring issue 2022) and Truly blog, Fall 2021. Truly bookazine prints 1,000 copies, was voted top three new magazines for 2020 in Twin Cities Collective.

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title: The Disciple Dilemma (How Christian Traditions Are Bankrupting Discipleship)

author: Dennis A

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 7.21.2021 • author id: AlDeTh16921

word count: 80000

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Synopsis: The studies and the newspaper headlines tell us something is amiss for followers of Christ. Desertion, disunity, timidity, nationalism, spectatorship and abuses, among others, are demonstrable, common and close by in our Christian communities. Christ told his people to make disciples.  Christian culture, traditionally, produces members. Which is one small tradition with large consequences for discipleship.  And that tradition, along with several others, looking back over sixteen hundred years have too often bankrupted Biblical discipling.  What are these traditions that silence, shun or slough off discipleship? How do they get a pass as good and right and normal in Christian community?  Do we stick with culture and traditions we own today and hope it all gets better?  Or, do we need to think about a massive reboot for our faith communities to flourish discipleship?  Welcome to the disciple dilemma. Gap Analysis: This is a book aiming at a gap.  Of the contemporary discipling books we’ve researched the published material clumps largely in one of three points on a triangle, with an empty space, the gap we want to address, in the middle, where The Disciple Dilemma is positioned.  The gap, we argue, is the root cause in declining discipleship.   One point on the triangle would be books talking to the behavioral aspects of discipleship, meaning personal growth and behaviors for an individual as a disciples.  In other words, “Here’s how to be a better disciple.” My favorite examples in this space are Dann Spader, Four Chair Discipling, (Chicago, Moody, 2014), Bill Hull, The Complete Book of Discipleship (Navpress, 2009), Hugh Hewitt, The Embarrassed Believer (Nashville: Word Publishing, 1998) and Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?, (Ada, MI, F.H. Revell, 1976)   The second point of the triangle represents books defining programs and techniques leaders can utilize.  “Use these tools and fix or improve your group discipleship efforts.”  Books I think about in this space are Thom S. Rainer and Eric Geiger, Simple Church: Returning to God’s Process for Making Disciples (Nashville: B&H Books, 2011), Chuck Broughton, Design for Discipleship, (Colorado Springs: The Navigators, 1973, 1980, 2006), Sherry Weddell Forming Intentional Disciples (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2012).   The third point of the triangle represents books about contemporary, or at least fairly contemporary diagnostics, looking at the societal trends that are eroding churches, parents and missionaries’ discipling efforts.  “We have to fix these big issues to get at better disciples, and at better Christianity.” Recent books speaking to this area of the triangle illustration are Rod Dreher, The Benedict Option, (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017), R.R. Reno, Return of the Strong Gods, (Washington D.C.: Regnery Gateway, 2019), Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, Reconstructing The Gospel, (Downers Grove: IVP Books).   Where’s the gap?  The middle space outlined by those three triangulated points.  In other words, the gap is in talking to the crucial role leaders play to conform a Christian community toward personal discipling, toward disciple making and toward dealing with the supporting parts to flourish discipleship.  Leaders are the change agents in defining mission and culture – the driving force in any community trying to make people better, stronger and more mature.  No one seems to be coaching leaders on that role – which is absolutely not the role of making disciples, but supporting them.  I’m concerned many theologians and even their lay leadership have little grasp about forming organizations that motivate missionally focused disciples.  That sounds odd probably, since churches and para-churches always talk about missions.  But getting leadership to stay in their appointed lane so as to flourish a supporting organization (versus running a kind of mass production discipling factory) is a rarely addressed issue.  This is to say leaders must intentionally develop and sustain an organization about disciples if disciples are to flourish and make disciples.  This kind of organizational definition is my professional space.  Helping organizations grasp their real mission, get the right people doing the right things, and max-performing the results through people.  Leadership does not have the responsibility to make disciples in the Bible.  Disciples of all stripes are to make disciples.   A closer look at that critical nuance, which is Christ’s mission for individuals and the New Testament’s teaching on Christian community seems to be missing from the books we see on the shelves and servers about discipleship.  The Disciple Dilemma surveys many of the wonderful books on being a disciple, the books on program-based discipling and the books on big issues and causes impeding discipleship.  That gap, in the paucity of books describing old traditions that proved unworkable toward discipling (but the traditional way to keep the excitement, and peace) is the place to focus.   In my view there are few talking about this gap, with the most closely aligned example being Carl Wilson, With Christ in the School of Disciple Building (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978).   Target market This book is written for formal and informal leaders in Christian communities.  Pastors of course, but equally, men and women who lead in small group and in youth settings, and as ministers, elders, deacons, trustees and Boards.  We think leaders will resonate with this material, recognizing the significant exodus among the so-called Dones and Nones, and trying to work with spectators, woke and woeful alike.  A recurring theme among pastors we engaged with was “we don’t really understand why discipleship does not take, and we don’t know how to change that”.  The Disciple Dilemma is intended to look at the trends, numbers and stories that make believers go quiet in the marketplaces, go inert in spiritual growth, or remain unwilling to talk about the reason for the hope within them with people.  The Disciple Dilemma offers a path forward for leaders to escape the dilemma’s effects, to recenter mission, culture, strategy and execution in their communities, reinstating the fuller life of disciples, to live as Christ called us to live in personal sanctification and making more disciples.  

About the Author
This section will be a weakness for a publisher looking at the book, as I'm only beginning to stand up a platform. Dennis and his wife Karen live in Reston, VA.  Dennis has served as a Chief Executive Officer in electronics, software, distribution, oil & gas and conglomerates in public and private corporations.  He has been in leadership with mega, mid-sized and startup churches as an elder, deacon, teacher and speaker across Presbyterian, Evangelical Free, Baptist churches and Military Chapels in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Dennis was an Air Force F-15 fighter and instructor pilot serving stateside and international posts prior to his business career.  He has a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Alabama, an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and is an alumnus of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics on the campus of Oxford University, UK.   Social Media www.linkedin.com/in/dennisallenlink (>600 connections)

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title: Chronic Grace: Prayers for Thorns That Stay

author: Julie R

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 7.19.2021 • author id: RhJuCh17221

word count: 50000

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Everybody has a thorn or will someday soon. A chronic illness. A difficult relationship. A persistent heartache. Some days our thorns are totally bewildering; some days we feel restless or fearful; other days our thorns leave us hungry for soul nourishment, or perhaps even with a sense of quiet acceptance. In March of 2020, Julie Rhodes was a healthy 30-something with a husband, two kids, a pug, and a professional acting career. A month later, she would be fighting an illness that her health team would come to believe was probably COVID-19. For the next year, the illness would continue to plague her with debilitating symptoms that would be further complicated by a cancer scare and surgery. Julie’s thorn had arrived. This memoir-devotional is a collection of stories and prayers from Julie’s health journey designed to help you navigate the ups and downs of your particular thorn and discover the enduring grace that ultimately will outlast it.  

About the Author

I am a writer and actor in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. I write regularly for the Tanglewood Moms blog (over 15,000 unique visitors per month) and for MadeWorthy Magazine (circulation of 40,000). I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 summa cum laude with a B.A. in English. From 2010-2017, I wrote and edited for Chatter magazine, a publication of Irving Bible Church in Irving, TX. I also perform regularly on many professional regional stages, and I am currently filming a TV series in development (working title: Beneath the Trees) in which I play an abused wife and mom trying to escape a dangerous husband. My father, Andy McQuitty, was senior pastor at Irving Bible Church for 32 years and is the author of Notes from The Valley: A Spiritual Travelogue Through Cancer and The Way to Brave (Moody Publishers).

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title: It Could Be Angels

author: Melissa S

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.18.2021 • author id: StMeIt16821

word count: 325

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If you get a fright, and suddenly fireflies encircle you in light, It Could Be Angels helping.  This  321-word inspirational picture book introduces a transcendent subject in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner. Angels surround you, love you unconditionally, and want you to be happy. Read from a loved one’s perspective, this manuscript explores scenarios in which it could be angels helping and creates an invitation for children to be aware of their presence.

About the Author

Melissa Stiveson's debut picture book, Wishes of the World, is scheduled for a March 2023 publication release with Sleeping Bear Press. She continue to hone her writing skills as a CBI member, through conferences, critique groups, online classes, and as a 2020 #PBChat mentee to author Annemarie Riley Guertin. In addition, three of Melissa's stories received Honorable Mentions from the Writer’s Digest 87th - 89th annual competitions.

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title: When Skies are Gray

author: Leanne L

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.14.2021 • author id: LuLeWh16421

word count: 45000

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When Lizzy Richter’s father left his family to find work in Chicago during the Depression, no one expected him to stay away for good. Three years later, no one expects him to return. Now Daddy is back, and he’s not alone. Besides a scrawny dog named Doorknob, there’s Myron, a shell-shocked veteran from the Great War. Daddy is a vet himself, and he’s determined to get Myron safely back to his family. But the two of them are out of food, they’re almost out of money, and there’s an officer of the law looking for them. They need Lizzy’s help. No one else knows Daddy is back, so Lizzy reluctantly agrees to keep his return a secret and help Myron. Daddy promises he’ll come home to stay when Myron is safe, but after three years of silence, can Lizzy trust his word? Can God really change a man the way Daddy says he’s been changed? Despite Lizzy’s best efforts, some secrets are impossible to keep. When her family learns that Daddy is back, she is caught in a firestorm amidst the people she loves most. Lizzy realizes her decision to trust and forgive the father she still loves might come with a price.

About the Author
Leanne Lucas has published a variety of short fiction and non-fiction in Christian magazines for children. She is the author of eight books in the Addie McCormick Adventures series, published by Harvest House. The entire series was picked up and published by the German publishing company Christliche Verlagsgesellschaft, and is currently being published by Finding Christ Through Fiction. Leanne is developing a platform to reach readers through Facebook and Instagram. She also has a website, leannelucas.com, where she writes a blog ( Read. Write. Repeat.) to discuss her current projects and review relevant children’s literature.  

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title: Word Kids - A Story Devotional

author: Karen J

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 7.14.2021 • author id: JeKaWo16421

word count: 26000

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Word Kids is a read-aloud 31 day story devotional (hopefully followed by at least one more volume) for children ages 5-12.  Each day follows the experiences, adventures, and challenges of ten year old twins Jake and Emma Anderson as they learn to apply God's Word to everyday life.

About the Author
As  a parent of four children (now grown), when my kids were young, very few options for devotionals appealed to us or provided what we were looking for.  Thus, the idea to write a read-aloud, Word based devotional with a fun, continuing thread of characters was born.  Thus far, I have not found another children's devotional written in this story-about-the-same-characters style.  An English major in college (although I did not finish my degree), I have always enjoyed writing, and even more so editing.  After homeschooling my children for twenty-six years, I went back to work and have been employed as a Language Arts tutor for the past five years.

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title: Summer School: An `80s Story

author: Daniel M

category: fiction • subcategory: youngadult • date submitted: 6.30.2021 • author id: MuDaSu15121

word count: 54000

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A young college student born into a world of wealth and self-centeredness is independent enough to see the limits of this secular world, and the reader watches his friends show him that Christianity offers sanctuary from some of its foolishness.  He participates in the unraveling of a big financial scheme involving his family’s business, watches a young friend lurch from one secular worldview to another, and all this occurs as we watch him fall in love.  It is a humorous, literary novel with a mildly religious message set in this grasping, self-centered world.  (It might be called Christianity for Cynics.)  It draws inspiration from the G.K. Chesterton observation that “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe anything.”  I call the novel Summer School because the action that our young narrator seeks to understand takes place during a single summer.

About the Author

Daniel C. Munson has quite a bit of nonfiction writing and publishing experience: he has written over a dozen articles in national business, technology, and financial magazines and has written and promoted a regional history book. His social media presence is small and will require help/guidance to expand it: a Facebook page and developing a Facebook Author page.  Summer School is his first attempt at fiction writing.

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title: Transforming Blue Culture to Save Black Lives

author: Timothy Paul J

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 6.23.2021 • author id: JoTiTr15121

word count: 57000

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Nearly all attempts to reduce police brutality have focused on external factors such as rules, policies, and punishments. Such reforms may be needed, but a far more important factor has been overlooked: the internal culture of police departments. The internal culture of police departments contributes to social distance, unchecked power, and social structures that negatively stereotype persons from ethnic minorities, particularly African Americans. Changes in leadership can result in changes in culture that can transform these internal dynamics. This book provides a solution that shows how police officers can serve as shepherds of their communities rather than merely enforcers of law and order. The book is grounded in the research and experiences of an inner-city pastor and a twenty-year veteran of a Cleveland-area police department, both of whom are husbands and fathers of multiracial families. The solutions that Dan and Timothy provide are steadfastly theological and grounded in their Christian faith; at the same time, their solutions are applicable and transferable far beyond those who are Christians.

About the Author
Daniel Reinhardt: Ph.D. in education, twenty years of service as a law-enforcement officer. Dan wrote his doctoral dissertation on Christian responses to the problems of police brutality toward minorities. Timothy Paul Jones: Ph.D. in education, teaching pastor at Sojourn Church Midtown, professor of apologetics, director of Dehoney Center for Urban Ministry Training, author or editor of more than a dozen books including Perspectives on Family Ministry, Perspectives on Your Child’s Education, Family Ministry Field Guide, and The God Who Goes Before You.

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title: Open, Ready, Brave: In Pursuit of God's Call

author: Mark M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritualgrowth • date submitted: 6.22.2021 • author id: MoMaOp14621

word count: 15000

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Discerning the call of God is one of the most pressing tasks in the Christian life. For many Christians, the quest for God’s call feels like a never-ending treasure hunt, rife with danger, detours, and fake gold. Adolescence, middle age, and later life seasons offer new and unknown questions and invite us to seek again and again the call of God. Many find discovering the call of God in these seasons difficult. Life’s questions overwhelm us. Fear and indecision set in. The many directions life can take create a sort of paralysis, a motionless fear of choosing the wrong direction. Open, Ready, Brave provides practical wisdom on how to discover and pursue the call of God in every life stage. First, we must open ourselves to hear the call of God. Second, we must be willing and ready to act when called. And finally, we must take action with courage and confidence. God is calling. Be open. Be ready. Be brave.

About the Author
Dr. Mark A. Moore is an associate professor of theology at William Jessup University, a fast-growing Christian liberal arts university in Northern California. He also pastors at Faith Legacy Church in Sacramento. He is the author of two books; The Rhythm of Prayer: A Forty Day Experience and Early Creedal Formulations and Theological Discourse: Towards a Systematic Understanding of Theology via the Creedal Process. He is the host of the podcast Jessup Think which is produced and promoted by the university and distributed across all major podcasting platforms.

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title: Bed of Nails

author: Ruth B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: familyissues • date submitted: 6.11.2021 • author id: BaRuBe13521

word count: 80000

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The woman most likely to experience sexual coercion in marriage are 35-50, white, college-educated, and going to church every week. Research shows that over a third of married women experience it through badgering, bullying, manipulation, threats, and even misuse of scripture. But this subject is not talked about. What happens in a marital bedroom is loaded with emotional baggage, assumptions about marital duty and consent, and the attitudes we bring from our world and our upbringing. It happens in private. And it stays in private. Silent, unchecked, metastasizing. We need to understand this broken language of intimacy, how it developed, how it happens, and what the biblical truth is that we need to return to. We need to understand what the Bible says about the darker side of physical love and how God responds to it. We need to understand the impact to the woman and the ripple effects on marriage, family, and church.  This book will open eyes and equip people to meet this challenge. This book seeks a collaborative approach to understanding appropriate behavior in marriage, how to correct something already broken, and how to prevent its occurrence in the next generation of marriages.

About the Author
Author of Are We There Yet? and blogger (Meet Me Where I Am with over 5,000 Facebook followers), Ruth is a single mum, former Women’s Minister, graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College and regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition Australia, Southern Cross, The Australian Church Record, Growing Faith, and Youthworks Media, and GoThereFor.com. She writes on Christian womanhood, parenting and single parenting, the reality of covenant living (while seeking orthopraxis) in our modern world.

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title: Questions Answered: Gospel Clarified

author: Jacquelyn G

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 6.3.2021 • author id: GuJaQu12221

word count: 68000

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In America many churchgoers are greeted with excitement, loud music, and clapping hands, but unfortunately, when the preaching starts, they will not hear the gospel. Friendly messages bring crowds, but they do not save souls. Unlike generations before, Americans today live in a world with lots of spirituality but little understanding of the truth. Most Bible studies are written with the assumption that people believe in God and trust the Bible, but this Bible study is different: This study starts by assuming the reader needs to be convinced of everything. In Questions Answered: Gospel Clarified, all titles are in the form of a thought-provoking question that most of us have wondered about. Each lesson starts by drawing the reader in through a true and interesting narrative that connects to the subject matter of the lesson. The lessons are sequential, so the first lesson justifies the reliability of the Bible itself by giving the reader interesting, well-researched, and little-known information in an easy-to-read format. By the end of these twelve lessons, the goal is for readers to have a solid Christian faith that they are willing to die for.

About the Author

Jacquelyn Guinn is a recently retired high school English teacher with a master’s degree in education plus sixty graduate hours. Although she does not have a large social platform, she has utilized advertising on Facebook and geofencing for a nonprofit parent support group. Jacquelyn has been a Christian for over forty years, and she has noticed that many are leaving their Christian roots because they do not clearly understand the gospel.

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title: Draw Near: Experiencing Intimacy with God through Prayer

author: Alice M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: biblestudy • date submitted: 6.3.2021 • author id: McAlDr12221

word count: 37000

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I think most Christians struggle with prayer on some level.  I know I do. On the one hand, it seems simple. Prayer is just talking to God. On the other hand, it seems deeply mysterious and puzzling because, well, prayer is actually talking to God! If it makes us feel any better, Jesus’ disciples struggled with prayer as well. It’s the only thing they ever asked him to teach them—not how to heal or how to preach or how to change water into wine. No, they wanted to know how to pray. Even the Apostle Paul found prayer difficult at times: “We don’t know what to pray for as we ought ...” (Romans 8:26). We struggle with prayer, yet we keep praying because God has put within each of us a deep desire to connect with him just as he desires to connect with us. “Draw near to me,” he says, “and I will draw near to you” (James 4:8). This Bible study explores theological truths about prayer while offering practical ways and opportunities to experience relational intimacy with God as we pray.

About the Author
Alice McQuitty holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has served on the women’s ministry team of Irving Bible Church for 30 years teaching and writing Bible studies for 400+ women. This study is written for women of all ages who desire to deepen their prayer lives through the truths of Scripture. Alice and her husband Andy (pastor, author) have many local and national connections for endorsing and promoting this study.

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title: Lessons from Ladybugs

author: Ginny G

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 6.1.2021 • author id: GaGiLe12221

word count: 9000

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Sisters, Laynie and Annie, frequently go for walks on the path near their house.  Along their way, they encounter a small problem (such as muddy feet) and a truth about Jesus (such as beautiful feet) delivered by Lucky the Ladybug.

About the Author
I have a BS in English and Education.  After teaching English for 6 years, I became a mom and left the professional world behind me.  Since then, I have been primarily reading children’s books.  I have 4 children, the oldest being 10-years-old.  Stephen King famously states they best advice for writing is to read, read, read.  I have read enough to be a good judge of children’s books.

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title: Mindslaughter. Rogue Worldviews, Abortion, and Discipleship

author: John B

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 5.31.2021 • author id: BrJoMi11921

word count: 125000

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Given the high expectations with which the 20th century began, the extraordinary toll of violence due to war, terrorism, and genocide, came as a horrifying surprise. Much more so when abortion is considered. Abortion has been responsible for more human deaths than all other forms of modern violence put together. Sadly, a substantial number of these deaths have occurred in nations with sizable Christian populations. The faith of many Christians---Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical---has been distorted by ideas and worldviews that have made a mockery of the discipleship called for by Jesus. A renewed emphasis, and a deeper wisdom, regarding discipleship, the biblical story and worldview, is necessary on the part of all who teach the faith. The Christian home should be part of that renewal. Who better to teach the biblical worldview, and model the Christian lifestyle with its God-given emphasis on the value and dignity of all human beings, than Christian parents?

About the Author
Rev John Bossert Brown is a retired pastor and counselor, with 45 years in ministry, and over 30 years experience in pro-life ministry. He led the pro-life ministry in one of the nation’s most liberal churches,  was a co-founder and member of a national pro-life council, and is also a co-founder and member of a new ministry focused on worldview education. This book could be sold at national and local pro-life conferences, as well as to pastors, churches, and parents interested in linking the Christian worldview to discipleship and the human rights of the unborn child.

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title: Jesus Is Sweeter

author: Courtney N

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 5.26.2021 • author id: NaCoJe11621

word count: 450

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What is the most beautiful sight our eyes could behold? The strongest force we could experience? The kindest or most loving friend? The sweetest treasure? Grandpa knows that the answer to each of these questions is actually a Person. He shares the answer with his curious grandchildren after they ask their Grandpa why he loves Jesus so much. Readers of all ages will enjoy this lyrical story with a message coated in biblical truth and the incomparable beauty of the gospel.

About the Author
Courtney Nadig is a first-time author. Prior to writing books for children, she wrote contracts and technical policy for ten years as a civil servant with the US Army.  Courtney also served for several years as a missionary to college students and frequently as a Bible study teacher in her local church. She sees the sweetness of Jesus most profoundly in her role as a wife and a twin mom.

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title: Blessings

author: Carolyn K

category: fiction • subcategory: children • date submitted: 5.15.2021 • author id: KaCaBl10821

word count: 700

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Despite each trial that we face in life, such as the 2020 pandemic that knew no boundaries and crossed all lines, there is always much to be thankful for and celebrate.  Blessings, both BIG and small, are all around us in God’s magnificent Creation.  Do you see them, or do you need a bit of assistance? Sometimes, we just have to look a little harder and a little deeper to see the blessings that are right in front of us.  When we do, we can celebrate because those wonderful blessings help us see and love Jesus, the Creator of all things, more.  So, let’s travel along on a journey and discover some of those blessings for ourselves!  Behind each door that we encounter, we will see precious pets, the deep blue sea, fun friends, sweet treats, faithful family and more.  Our many blessings are indeed something to celebrate!   As we discover each one of them, remember to give a shout out or stand and cheer, both ways to respond are appropriate here! Wow, blessings….how splendid!

About the Author

Carolyn is a follower of Jesus, wife, mom, former home school teacher, and ministry leader.  She has worked with students ranging in age from preschool to college for the past 20+ years and absolutely loves it!  She thrives on getting to know the unique personalities of each of her students and motivating them accordingly.  Carolyn enjoys introducing fun words to her younger students to tantalize their ears and minds and engage them in learning. She spends much time observing the world around her and encouraging her students to see and embrace their blessings--the people, places, events, and situations in their lives that help them see and love Jesus more.  Carolyn will use her various networks through social media, school, community, and church to promote and sell her book, Blessings.

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title: Joy Where You Are

author: Kailee W

category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 5.12.2021 • author id: WeKaJo10021

word count: 59500

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This book describes my journey through adolescence and the beginning of young adulthood. I cover topics including teasing, anxiety, discontentment, and depression. The purpose of the book is to lead young girls through the process of finding joy even in the midst of hardship, while also learning to rest in contentment, peace, and a newly-found trust in God.

About the Author
I have a high school degree and have been featured in two blog posts on the Live Original Blog: “Joy in the Waiting” in May 2020 and “Finding Jesus in the Discouragement” in January 2021. I also run a faith blog at KaileeElise.co/Blog. This book is based on personal experiences and things I've learned along the way, or parts of the Bible.  As for marketing, I currently have a YouTube channel with over 80,000 subscribers, an Instagram with 2,000 followers, and a Tiktok page with 4,500 followers. I have been developing both an email and text list as well.

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title: Avalon

author: Aaron F

category: fiction • subcategory: scififantasy • date submitted: 5.12.2021 • author id: FrAa"A10121

word count: 70000

Content

It was the year 2498, and Tarro had worked hard to become a Peace Officer, a member of the police force that maintained the peace and security of the city of Avalon, home to the world’s elite class of citizens.  Despite all his accomplishments, he now watched helplessly as his beloved Nya stood with her fellow prisoners in a trial that was no more than a charade to entertain Avalon’s citizens. He had loved her since their days at the Academy, and back then he never would have imagined this.  He had finally graduated and entered Avalon as a distinguished citizen and officer.  But then he began to see the tyranny of the Kreplin, Avalon’s government, which had ripped her from him. His years in Avalon — the police work, the village raids, the undercover operations — seemed to have accomplished nothing except to bring Nya back to him with a devastating end.  Heartbreak and unhappiness had taken their toll on Tarro.  Now with Nya’s demise looming, the anger and despair threatened to overcome him.  There seemed to be no hope . . . or was there?

About the Author

Aaron Friedrick graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy as an aviator.  Currently, as a graduate of the Expositors Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, he serves as a pastor in Jacksonville, FL.  He has published several children’s books with Day One Publishing.

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title: Validity in the Interpretation and Validation of a Literary Allusion in the Hebrew Bible

author: David K

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 5.8.2021 • author id: KlDaVa9221

word count: 77000

Content

This study seeks to do four primary things. First, it makes the connection between authorial intention and literary devices such as literary allusion explicit. Authors allude, not readers. In order to trace the logical progression whereby the author has been rejected as the controller of meaning, this study briefly summarizes the history of the hermeneutical discussions that have led to the current reader-response approaches to texts. Second, it seeks to clearly define the term "literary allusion" as well as related terms so that specific and meaningful discussion can take place in the broader field of intcrtextuality. Third, it sets forth certain criteria whereby the claim that a literary allusion is present in a text can be defended. Fourth, it demonstrates that by accurately defining the term "literary allusion" and identifying literary allusions via their working parts the interpretation of texts is significantly enhanced.

About the Author
I have a PhD in Old Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. I have taught at the  seminary level (currently an Associate Professor in the Bible Exposition Department at Dallas Theological Seminary) for 10 years. Prior to coming to seminary, I was an NFL football player.

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title: In the Council of the Lord: Men and Women Who Made a Difference in Israel

author: Claude M

category: nonfiction • subcategory: academic • date submitted: 4.30.2021 • author id: MaClIn9621

word count: 70000

Content

The history of Israel is filled with men and women who made an impact in the society in which they lived. These people were people of faith, people who had a personal relationship with their God and served as God’s instruments to speak to his people. Men and women can make a difference in the lives of others because they have within themselves the strength of character and the will to face difficult situations with courage, faith, and determination. We live in a world in which people think that they cannot change their situation. These people give up whenever they are confronted by opposition or with a situation they believe is hopeless and will never change. The purpose of my book is to help readers learn more about men and women who were used by God to make a difference in the lives of others. The book will also motivate the readers to be inspired by the struggles and accomplishments of these men and women in Israel.

About the Author

I served as professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Seminary from 1988-2017. I graduated from The Southern Baptist Seminary (PhD 1988) and have done additional graduate work at the Graduate Theological Union. I pastored churches in California, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois. I have published more than 200 articles and book reviews in English, Spanish, and Russian. I have a blog, www.claudemariottini.com. I have almost three thousand subscribers; many more read the blog through Facebook and Twitter. I have had more than two million visitors from 209 different countries and territories. Several bloggers who have an audience of thousands are willing to review my book. When published, my book will be exposed to thousands of potential readers.

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title: Surround Your College Child with Prayer

author: Donna J

category: nonfiction • subcategory: devotional • date submitted: 4.30.2021 • author id: JoDoSu9221

word count: 18000

Content

Want to counteract the humanistic and negative effects that ungodly professors and peers can have on your college child? Are you concerned that your child will forget God while in college? Surround Your College Child with Prayer is the cry of a parent’s heart, your heart, for God to be real in the life of your child. This book will help you put those cries into words as you focus on specific aspects of your college child’s life and education. Don’t be intimidated by the many questions and unknowns regarding your child going to college. Take those concerns to the only One who can truly know. After all, His Word does instruct us to cast our care upon Him because He cares for us, and for our children. As you pray regularly for your college child, you will be amazed to discover your faith grow and your fears lessen as you stand on God’s Word for your child, and you will be comforted by His peace and the assurance that He hears your every word. Why not begin today?

About the Author

While visiting her son at college, Donna sometimes saw things that made her leave with tearing eyes and aching heart. She told God, “I don’t want to see these things!” God replied, “I allow you to see much so you will pray much.” As she finished her own BA in Psychology and MA in Human Services Counseling, and gathered with parents to pray through their child’s college education, God directed her to write this book.

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title: God Inspired Life: Living Purposefully Through The Six Challenges Of Life

author: Godfrey K

category: nonfiction • subcategory: spiritual growth • date submitted: 4.25.2021 • author id: KeGoGo8321

word count: 72300

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God-Inspired Life: Living Purposefully through Six Challenges of Life will challenge readers not to live a self-inspired or others-inspired life, but a God-inspired life. Why? It can reduce unrealistic expectations or confusion and lead to a holy way of life. Understanding God’s purposes for the six different challenges of life will help readers to be more content, holy, and peaceful. The six challenges, as identified in this book, are: (1) maintaining our relationship with God, (2) maintaining our relationship with each other, (3) understanding God’s call, (4) overcoming temptations, (5) enduring suffering, and (6) preparing for heaven. Often in this world people can get confused about their purpose, passion, priorities, and perceptions. We face so many ungodly distractions, and life can become messy. Well, nothing can revitalise your life more than rededicating it to God. Seeking God’s help will guide readers in the right direction and bring the peace and light of God into their lives. This book will be a pointer toward what a God-led life will look like in our world today.

About the Author

I have been a parish priest for 22 years - 7 years in India and 15 years in the UK. I am also the Inter-faith Adviser for the Diocese of Chichester. I have taught theology in the past for different churches and TAFTEE. I have published one book in the past. I obtained my BD from the United Theological College, India, a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK. I have lived for many years both in the India and UK, and the manuscript will reflect my experiences of life both in the East and West. My passion is to see people come closer to God in Christ. The proposed book will encourage readers to do this.

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title: The New Man: How to Experience Permanent Freedom from Pornography

author: Sathiya S

category: nonfiction • subcategory: selfhelp • date submitted: 4.24.2021 • author id: SaSaTh8321

word count: 90000

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It's the epidemic no one is talking about. Men struggle with it. Women struggle with it. Young and old, rich and poor. Christian and non-Christian. It has been around for centuries, but the rise of technology has given it a stranglehold in every facet of society. Pornography has demoralized our culture and multitudes are suffering in silence. Not anymore. Sathiya Sam is on a mission to share how he overcame a 15 year addiction to pornography without internet filters, accountability partners or more spiritual disciplines. While many are choosing superficial solutions, Sathiya outlines a systematic approach for resolving the root issues of pornography and other sexual misbehavior, achieving long-term freedom in the process. In this book you will learn: -How to handle the shame of pornography -A process for managing your thought life -Tools and principles that uproot underlying issues -How to experience greater intimacy with God and loved ones This system for recovery has helped people from all walks of life experience new levels of permanent freedom. You can experience it too.

About the Author

-Honours Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences -Ministry Certification from Catch The Fire Toronto -Life/Addiction Recovery Coach -Motivational Speaker

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title: Bankruptcy of the Spirit

author: Thelma J

category: nonfiction • subcategory: currentissues • date submitted: 4.24.2021 • author id: JaThBa8121

word count: 42000

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Bankruptcy of the Spirit is a coming-of-age story against a backdrop of inherited trauma.  The inherited trauma is a result of years of institutional racism enforced by Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws, first learned by the author’s surviving ancestors and then passed on from one generation to the next.  These Codes and Laws are not “dead.”  And, in some states, these laws are still on the books.  They manifest themselves in a variety of 21st century ways: unadjudicated police shootings of unarmed American males of African descent, derogatory characterizations of Americans of African descent and their culture, the cradle to prison trajectory for American males of African descent, etc.  The story pivots on how one African American female overcame this psychological murder through cultural and spiritual maturity. The transformative qualities of this manuscript suggest that racism is not overcome solely by law and regulation (behavioral change) but also must include a change in the spiritual arc of Americans---Americans of all descents.  Disparity and inhumane treatment of Americans of African descent and other marginalized people will continue without this added component.

About the Author

Thelma is the author of Bankruptcy of the Spirit, a peek into the ordinary life of a female American of African descent, examining the impact of Inherited trauma and her path to diminish its effects.  Through observation techniques learned in her training in Research/Evaluation, Thelma takes her own experiences and those seen at Philadelphia-based historically Black institutions such as Stephen Smith Home for the Aged and Women’s Christian Alliance to fashion this story.

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