700 Club Interview with Beth Graf

A 700 Club interview with Beth Graf, one of our CA authors, about her delightful new children’s book. Beth is a ministry health pastor, a certified Christian life coach, and a new author! Her children’s book is titled “The Truth About You: God’s Thoughts For You”.

Beth Graf

Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking photos of real animals. The book shows children and adults alike how unique we all are and how very special we are to God.

You can find Beth’s book in the Children’s section of our bookstore and on Amazon.

'The Truth About You' by Beth Graf, book cover featuring a snow leopard.
‘The Truth About You’ by Beth Graf

Happy Reading Everyone!

~ Lynne

‘The Love Story in Revelation’ by Monica Bennett-Ryan

Monica Bennett-Ryan studies the book of Revelation and discovers the love story inside.

“Revelation is all about love. The beasts, the images, 666; all reflect the powerful love of Christ for his treasured redeemed. This is why I see it that way…

Two lovers kiss in front of a beautiful castle.
The Love Story in Revelation

I have no recollection of ever wanting to understand the images of Revelation, but the perspective I now have of the beauty and absolute authority of Christ as sovereign Lord was presented to me by God through the Book of Revelation in a way I couldn’t have predicted.

This is what happened…

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in 1981 and I had a few minutes to spare before leaving for church so I flicked casually through the local newspaper.

When I turned to the entertainment guide I saw an advertisement for a movie at the local club…” continue reading on Monica’s blog

You can purchase Monica’s book in our bookstore or on Amazon.

Happy Reading!

Lynne

Dillon Orr, author

Author Dillon Orr has a book about teens going through tough times and how they rely on God to see them through.

” John is your average teenager who is trying to find out what God wants him to do in life. His life was normal, until a girl from his school ran into his church during a sermon on a Sunday morning. Her name was Katherine Lee, and she was searching for Jesus. Can John help her find Christ, as she’s going through abuse from her parents? Will John ever find out what he’s suppose to do in life? Walk with both of these characters, as they go through abuse, mental breakdowns, love, and sickness.” — Dillon Orr talking about his book, Singing With Angels on Amazon.

Dillon Orr's book - Singing With Angels
‘Singing With Angels’ by Dillon Orr

You can find Dillon’s book in our Bookstore in the Teen section and on Amazon.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Alice Jane Stuckey, author and poet

Photo of author and poet Alice Jane Stuckey
Alice Jane Stuckey

Alice Jane Stuckey is an author and poet. In her book, she writes her autobiography in poetic form.

“No one escapes without some growing pains. None of us can get through the life on his own… The poems you will read in Faithful Father, Forever Friend, relate the journey I began sixty-eight years ago. It hasn’t always been pretty, but neither has it been without hope. ”

God knew we would have troubles on our journey.

John 16:33 (NLT) states, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” ~ Alice talks about her book on Amazon.

Two young girls smiling together
‘Faithful Father, Forever Friend’ by Alice Jane Stuckey

You can find Alice’s book in our bookstore in the Poetry section and on Amazon.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Millie D’Costa, children’s author and songwriter

Millie D'Costa is an author, singer and songwriter
Millie D’Costa

Millie D’Costa author and songwriter, has been busy writing songs about Jesus and publishing her children’s book, Heart Lessons. Here are some things you may not know about her:

I have so much to praise and thank God for.  He has shown Himself faithful to me in many different ways.  I was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and grew up in the Catholic faith.  I attended a Catholic school and learned about God.  I was baptized as a child, and received Holy Communion and Confirmation.  

When I was 15 years old I heard about the Lord from my sister who was working for a Pentecostal Missionary.  I argued a lot about many things, but secretly accepted Jesus into my heart.  I was also totally healed from asthma when an American missionary prayed over me.  Two years later I publicly acknowledged Jesus as my Lord and Saviour.  At the age of 19 I was filled with the Holy Spirit.  My mother was very sick at that time, and that was when she accepted the Lord.  After prayer she started getting better and was healed.  This was then that I really began to see the power of God in a mighty way.”

After teaching Sunday school for over 15 years, I saw the need for children to have more heart knowledge than head knowledge.  Many children could quote the scriptures, however, they did not know how to let the Word come alive in their daily lives.” … Millie D’Costa on writing her children’s book, Heart Lessons.

Heart Lesssons children's book about Jesus
‘Heart Lessons’ by
Millie D’Costa

You can find Millie’s book in our Bookstore and on Amazon.

Hear Millie sing praise songs on YouTube and follow her blog at HeartLessons.ca

Carol Ford ~ speaker, author and career coach

Carol Ford ~ Speaker, Author and Career Coach

Carol Ford is an author, speaker and career coach. She’s also and an active member of The Word Guild – a growing community of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and other interested individuals who are Christian.

“From all parts of Canada and many denominational and cultural backgrounds, we affirm a common statement of faith and are united in our passion for the written word.” ~ Carol, speaking of The Word Guild.

She writes heart-warming short stories and two are published in Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon and Christmas with Hot Apple Cider. Both compilation books are available in our bookstore.

Continue reading about Carol and her work on her website.

Happy Reading!

~ Lynne

Kathy Ide ~ author and editor

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Kathy Ide, author and editor, with her husband Rick.

Kathy is a best-selling author, speaker and writing coach who loves to help other writers become successful authors. Here’s a little about her from her website at http://kathyide.com/about-me/

“I’ve been making up stories my whole life. (Just ask my mom, who caught me in plenty of “fabrications,” bless her heart.) But it never occurred to me that this could be a good thing! (On the contrary, it usually got me in trouble.)

When I was sixteen, I became a born-again Christian without having the foggiest clue what that really entailed, or what it would mean for my life. Through many dangers, toils, and snares, I grew into Christian adulthood. (Well, I became an adult, anyway. My faith is still maturing, but I don’t think that ever stops … at least it shouldn’t.)” continue reading about Kathy on her website.

Bokk about proofreading by Kathy Ide

Here’s one of Kathy’s books featured in our Christian Authors bookstore. You can find Kathy’s complete collection of books on Amazon.

Happy reading everyone!

~ Lynne

‘The Truth About You’ by Beth Graf

Pastor Beth Graf

‘The Truth About You’ by Beth Graf ~ “Our world is full of so much change and instant information but what our children truly need is to know the timeless truths that come from the One, True and Unchanging God. This book is a breath of fresh air in a world that pollutes their hearts and minds with negativity, lies and confusion. As an Elementary School Teacher, Pastor, Life Coach and Mom, Beth is passionate about imparting spiritual truths to children. While this book is geared for younger children (featuring beautiful, real-life photography of animals) the truths it contains is for all ages. It is simple yet profound, “identity-shaping” truths from God’s heart to yours.” 

The concepts in this book came from what Beth recorded as her children shared what they sensed from Him. Every thought from God in this book, is supported with wonderful, easy-to-read Bible verses to affirm they truly are from God’s heart. Aren’t you curious to know what their child hearts heard from Him?” ~ Amazon book page

You can purchase ‘The Truth About You’ by Beth Graf from our bookstore.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

Beth Wharton

Clearing The Clutter From Our Lives by Beth Wharton

“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?…”

Clutter & The Serpent

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 ‘New Woman Rising’.

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

Visit our Blog to read more posts by other Christian authors.

Happy Reading! ~ Lynne

‘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

‘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