Clutter and The Serpent by Beth Wharton

Do you have a junk drawer? Do you know what’s in it? Most of us have a drawer, usually in our kitchen, where we throw things we want to keep, may need someday, or can’t be bothered taking to where it belongs. We create clutter and then bemoan having to sort it out. Maybe you go one further and have a junk room (guilty here — well I call it my guest room but I need a day to clear space if anyone comes to sleep over).

(This is not my room, by the way. ~ Lynne)

Clutter in a room with clothes, food and various items strewn over a table, chair, couch and the floor.
Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

“I cleaned out some junk drawers this weekend and couldn’t believe how much each junk drawer can hold … and the randomness too!  What do all these cords go to?  Why do we still have old cell phones … is that from 2001? Maybe the reason I can’t find a pen when I need it is because they’re all in the junk drawers.  How did I get all these pens?…”

Clearing The Clutter From Our Lives

Author and blogger, Beth Wharton, tells a story in her blog post as she brings readers into a dark time and how she cleared the clutter in her life … “Once upon a time (corny yes, but stay with me here)…once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a big city.  She was invincible.  Life had dealt its many storms and she made it through each time to tell the tale.  Standing tall, smiling, and covering her many battle scars, she went on her usual pursuit of the elusive ‘Peace.’  As the rigorous journey continued, she encountered a dark serpent…continue reading on Beth’s blog.

You can also follow Beth on Facebook

Visit our blog to read posts by other Christian authors.

Happy reading! ~ Lynne

Discovering Your Ancestry by Carol Ford

Have you discovered new information about your ancestry from a DNA test? What did you find that was surprising — even shocking? Have you ever wondered what you’d find out? Discovering your ancestry may bring a few surprises as author Carol Ford found out.

Discovering your ancestry by Christian blogger and author, Carol Ford.
Image by Jo-B from Pixabay

Who is my Father?

“Was he a hero leading the brass band; a sad clown seeking crowd approval; or Santa Clause on the last float? A parade of memories are all that I have left.
I was adopted at age five, and my only remaining information comes from the Children’s Aid documentation, photos, historical data, and conversations with my adoptive and birth family members…”

Author and blogger, Carol Ford, received a DNA test as a gift and shares with us her discovery story. Read her full blog post …

You can also follow Carol on Twitter at @CDFORD2 and on Facebook

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Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Trusting Her Judgment by Joy Neon. A romantic novel

Trusting Her Judgment by Joy Neon

Joy Neon’s new book is a lovely romantic novel about the life of a school teacher after the bell rings.

Trusting Her Judgment by Joy Neon. A romantic novel
Trusting Her Own Judgment by Joy Neon


“After the dismissal bell, teachers lead private lives. School Counselor Kelsey desperately wants to be a writer and has decided to follow the advice to “write what she knows” by writing about her friends at school and her life as a school counselor. However, as she strives to write, Kelsey may be missing the true story.

Kelsey’s friend Randi is the school secretary. She was in a relationship that left her feeling like she lost her identity and doubting her own judgment. She doesn’t trust herself to be in a relationship and rarely has more than a first or second date. Despite her love for her job, she would like to have more in her life. Too bad the guys she meets are all the same and only care about their own needs.

Dustin is a delivery driver who feels like he is drifting. After losing his best friend, he realizes his dreams for his future were more his friend’s dreams than his own. Dustin dates, but generally manages to lose interest after one or two dates. He’s looking for love despite the fact that he doesn’t think it exists…”

Trusting Her Judgment is the first book in the After the Dismissal Bell Series. Look for other books in the series to discover more about the private lives of teachers after the dismissal bell rings.

You can find Joy’s book in the Romance section of our own bookstore.

Follow Joy on her Facebook fan page and on Amazon.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Lynne

A whimsical clouring book with flowers on the cover

‘Calm Coloring’ by Tracy Campbell

‘Calm Coloring ~ Faith, Hope and Love’, is Tracy Campbell’s beautiful colouring book with verses from the Bible.

Tracy creates adorable artwork which she transforms into colouring books, wall art, home decor, totes and other items. She has a vast array of products she can design from her large gallery of artwork.

Click on the book cover to view more information about Tracy’s book.

“Tracy Campbell is a published artist, author, and a retired interior design professional who aims to perfect the creative abilities God has blessed her with. Customers say her art is sweet and so warm the designs might leap off the page and land right in your heart.

When Tracy is not writing, she loves to sharpen pencils, flip open paint lids, and yank off marker caps to create whimsical works of art just for ewe.

Tracy lives with her supportive hubby and fur baby in Wasaga Beach (the Canadian tourist town known for having the longest freshwater beach in the world). She is also a rare breed dog owner, motorcycle momma, a sinner saved by grace, and a collector of roosters and sheep (thankfully, not live ones).” ~ Tracy’s website

Her products make perfect housewarming, birthday, new baby, special occasion, thank you, and get well gifts.

You can purchase Tracy’s colouring book in our Bookstore.

You can see more of Tracy’s artwork and products on her website at
https://tracy-campbell.pixels.com/

Happy Reading and Happy Gallery Browsing!

~ Lynne

Why Read a Book?

Why read a book? On his blog, author Andrew Ratcliffe gives us reasons why reading a book is such a good idea. Here are just a few:

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Reasons to Read a Book

  • … “Reading will improve your focus and help you to concentrate. You can become so focused on your reading that you will be barely aware of the room in which you are sitting. Does that sound familiar?
  • People who read will be more likely to visit museums and concerts than people who don’t read. Readers are more likely than non-readers become volunteers with charitable bodies,and will be better informed about the world in which they live.
  • Reading will improve your imagination.  The reading of stories will enable you to visualise the background in which the characters are set. The writer will be describing the environment as they see it but your imagination will add further details to the picture in your mind.” … Read more of Andrew’s blog here…

You can follow Andrew on his website at Ratcliffe’s Creative World

And you can find Andrew’s book, ‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’ in our Bookstore.

Happy Reading Everyone!

~Lynne

Andrew Ratcliffe Hari and Rudy In The Land Of Fruit teen fiction

‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’ by Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe writes for teens and young adults in his book, ‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’, a story about two teens which explores the fruit of the Holy Spirit from the Bible in Galatians 5: 22-23.

Andrew Ratcliffe Hari and Rudy In The Land Of Fruit teen fiction
Teen fiction about two boys and the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

On the 1st April I have again a face to face book promotion and also my first book signing at Bacup library. I am looking for other areas i.e prisons and schools  where I  could share  the message of my book”.

Read more about ‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’ on Amazon.

And read more about Andrew on his blog.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

'Vengeance Of An Evil Man' by Robert D Turvil. Christian novel.

‘Vengeance Of An Evil Man’ by Robert D. Turvil

Today I’d like to introduce you to Robert D Turvil. Robert writes thriller and fantasy novels, and short stories. Here’s a little about him and one of his books, ‘Vengeance Of An Evil Man’.

“Robert writes from his home in southern England where he raised three sons with his wife, who reads all his words before they reach the shelves and Kindles.”

Robert’s thriller ‘Vengeance of an Evil Man’ is a story of intrigue and manipulation. He feels that reading should be a roller-coaster ride – but with a blindfold so you can’t see what’s coming.”



“His book ‘The Devil’s Charity’ is a unique fantasy that features a man in crisis and ends with a bite. But he also writes short stories. His collection entitled ‘7½ Short Stories You’ll Want to Read’ is a robust assortment of tales involving crime, betrayal, murder and love.” — from Robert’s website

Follow Robert D Turvil

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RobertDTurvil/

Twitter https://twitter.com/RobertTurvil

Happy Reading!

Lynne

Christian Romance book

‘Redemption’s Whisper’ by Kathleen Friesen

I’d like you to meet Kathleen Friesen, author of several Christian Romance novels. Here’s a little about Kathleen and her book, ‘Redemption’s Whisper’.

“Kathleen Friesen writes contemporary stories of faith that overcomes tough trials and deep heartaches. Her desire is for her readers to see themselves in the characters of her stories, and to realize that Jesus Christ is the true hero.

When not writing, she enjoys reading sweet romances and suspense novels, exploring new trails, kayaking with her hubby (on calm waters only!), and spoiling their grandkids.”

Faith Overcomes the Past

“Can two troubled souls gain the peace they need—and in the process, find love? Hayley Blankenship is on a flight to Saskatoon. She is desperate to escape her past and believes that Pastor Dave and Lydia Harris may be the only people who can help her. If she doesn’t find a reason to hope, she may give in to the temptation to end it all.

On her flight she meets Trevor Hiebert who is on his way back home. He has just interviewed for his dream job in Toronto, but he is torn because his parents need him at home in Saskatoon and he doesn’t want to let them down.  Everything changes when he meets Haley, an intriguing, gorgeous redhead with dark secrets of her own.” from ‘Redemption’s Whisper’.

Follow Kathleen Friesen on her blog https://kathleenfriesen.weebly.com/

On Twitter https://twitter.com/KFriesenAuthor

On Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/friesen0957/

On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kathleenefriesen/

Happy Reading!

Lynne

Andrew Ratcliffe Hari and Rudy In The Land Of Fruit teen fiction

‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’ by Andrew Ratcliffe

Introducing a new Christian author, Andrew Ratcliffe, who has written a book called, ‘Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit’. Two teeenage boys in the north of England embark on a wonderful adventure. Written for teens and young adults, Andrew’s story is about discovering the truth the fruit of the Holy Spirit brings into our lives.

Andrew Ratcliffe Hari and Rudy In The Land Of Fruit teen fiction
Teen fiction about two boys and the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

” This story, an allegory much like John Bunyan “Pilgrims Progress”, tells of two young teens who find themselves on a journey through a curious land learning about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The readers will find their adventure an inspiration full of valuable lessons in life.” Andrew Ratcliffe.

Find Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit in our Teens category.

You can follow Andrew on his website at Ratcliffe’s Creative World

Happy Reading!

~Lynne

Easter Cross

Reading For Lent & Easter

Easter Cross

Read along with some of our Christian Authors as we celebrate Lent and Easter.

  • A delightful colouring book for the children in your life to colour as you share the stories of Jesus and the wonderful story of Easter.
  • Ornaments with verses to colour and place on your Jesus Tree.
  • A book on family devotions leading up to Easter Sunday.
  • A stirring historical account of the crucifixion of Christ from the perspective of a Roman soldier.
  • The story of Christ’s life through the eyes of His mother, Mary.

Looking for another topic? Check out the categories on our blog page.

Happy Reading!

The Banquet by Ronald J Mahler book cover of a cross with cutlery

‘The Banquet’ by Ronald J Mahler

Meet Ron J Mahler

“… Ron, who currently works as the Resident Chaplain at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, ON., counts it an unbelievably humbling privilege and responsibility to serve the Living God in any capacity.  He loves to read widely, learn new things about people, history, and life in general, and plans to complete a fifth book in the future.  Ron is also an award-winning author and his fourth book entitled The Banquet (based on the Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14), which won The Best New Canadian Manuscript Award (sponsored by Castle Quay Books) in June of 2017, was released December 2018…”

You can click the image of Ron’s book to go directly to Amazon and read the first few pages for free.

Read more about Ron on his About page here…

Here’s a snippet from Ron’s blog:

“Ambition. Some people have a lot of it; some not so much; while others are just content (or not) to do what they’ve always been doing: enjoy life, work, family, and all the other stuff.  Ambition is defined as: a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. Some people may be hard workers and have various interests (different types of hobbies, etc.), yet not necessarily be ambitious at the same time.  Then we come to the two disciples known as the Zebedee brothers (or the sons of Zebedee) James and John, that we read of in Matthew 20.  It would appear that the two brothers may have been secretly yearning to make it big in heaven and had quite the dream they wanted to follow down! Whatever the case, their mother let the proverbial “cat” out of the bag! Perhaps it was solely her cat??” read more … 

We hope you enjoyed meeting our newest author, Ron J Mahler. You can follow Ron and our other authors as they blog, publish, and invite you to meet them in person when they do a speaking engagement.

Congratulations on the new book, Ron!

Read about more of our Christian Authors on our previous posts.

Happy Reading!

~ Lynne

David Kitz, author and actor.

‘The Soldier Who Killed A King’ by David Kitz

“If you’ve heard the story of Passion Week so often it’s become stale, now is the time to rediscover the terrible events leading from Jesus’s humble ride into the city to his crucifixion. The Soldier Who Killed a King will stun you afresh with how completely Christ’s resurrection changed history, one life at a time.” – David Kitz


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the crucifixion of Jesus first-hand?

A stunning story of Holy Week through the eyes of a Roman centurion. Watch the triumphal entry of the donkey-riding king through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the centurion charged with keeping the streets from erupting into open rebellion. Look behind the scenes at the political plotting of King Herod, known as the scheming Fox for his ruthless shrewdness. Get a front-row seat to the confrontation between the Jewish high priest Caiaphas and the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Understand as never before the horror of the decision to save a brutal terrorist in order to condemn the peaceful Jew to death. – DKZ Productions

David Kitz, author and actor.
David Kitz – author and actor

David Kitz is an actor, an award-winning author, and a retired public school teacher. For over twenty-five years, he has served as an ordained minister with the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada.

David has a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies, in addition to Bachelor’s degrees in both Arts and Education. His love for drama and storytelling is evident to all who have seen his Bible based performances. For several years now, he has toured across Canada and into the United States with a variety of one man plays for both children and adults. Though born and raised in Saskatchewan, David now lives in Ottawa, with his wife Karen. They have two adult sons, Tim and Joshua.

You can find David’s book featured as recommended reading for Lent & Easter in our bookstore or pick up a copy by clicking on the image below. All sales go to help us promote Christian authors.

For further information on David Kitz visit: http://www.davidkitz.ca/

The Soldier who Killed a King was inspired by years of the author performing a one man play, The Centurion’s Report. David still perform’s it today.

There is a free PDF study guide for The Soldier Who Killed a King.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne