What was the reason that you last picked a book up from your bookshelf? Was it to dust it? Was it to replace it with an ornament? Or did you open it and read it?
We don’t see so many young people reading books these days. If it comes to that we don’t see so many adults reading books these days either. Too often they are keeping their mind occupied with the virtual world on their phone or an i-pad.
Whytoread.com has revealed that there are 10 main reasons why it is good to read. It will change your life. I have shown nine of those reasons below.
Reading enables you to learn new words and expressions. It gives you the tools necessary to help you to explain yourself to others.
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?…
Andrew Ratcliffe’s blog is all about creativity, “Do what you love — Love what you do”. He obviously loves to write and he’s written a book for children to show them the fruit of the Holy Spirit, “Hari & Rudi In The Land Of Fruit”. His latest blog post is for us all to put love in action during the COVID-19 crisis.
In his blog, “Love In Action”, Andrew poses a question:
“Is kindness only an act in our lives or is it a lifestyle we are living out especially now in these difficulty’ times with COVID-19. Are we only making sure that our own cupboards are filled up to the brim and emptying all the shelves in the shops or are we thinking about others whom may not have the resources to fill their cupboards with the basic essential items they need to live? “
And read about “… two teens in northern England, skip school one morning and come upon a houseboat that’s been docked while the owners go shopping. They decide to explore the boat and have far more adventure than they anticipated when the craft comes loose from its moorings and carries them down the river and into a whirlpool. The boat breaks up and the lads are about to be sucked down to a watery death when they are miraculously rescued and facing an adventure of a far different kind. ...with the help of Joy, Peace, Love, Patience, Goodness and other fruit of the Holy Spirit, they learn important lessons in the Christian life.“
“As a friend put it, after a positive eye check-up early in the year, she hoped that this year her vision could be 20-20. That she could continue to see clearly and also look ahead to the new year with renewed courage. Symbolic perhaps until we were hit with the coronavirus that has shut down so many businesses and left people, including me, wondering how long this will take to pass us by.
Is it anything like the Israelites getting the word to leave Egypt for the Promised Land, leaving other hardships behind to be faced by the Red Sea on one side, mountains on another, and their former captors coming after them? That would have been a dire situation. It terrified them, and they asked if they would have been better off staying where they were. Not unlike us now.”
Wahoo! We get excited when we see new titles come into our store and now we’ve added some great Christian Music CDs and DVD Talks to our virtual bookshelves.
Some of our authors are also singers and songwriters so we created a category just for them. You can find their music just past the Children’s section.
We also added a selection of DVD Talks by our authors who do speaking tours. The DVDs are just below the music category. There you’ll find talks on various topics including mental health, the influence of media on our teens and even a sex talk.
I hope you find something that interests you in our new sections. Every purchase from our store or any click through to Amazon will give us an affiliate fee and help us to bring new books, music and talks to you, and help our authors, singers and speakers keep creating them!
Thank you for checking us out and please come back often.
“When Landon Smith returns to the Green Dory Inn, she finds innkeeper Anna Young still shaken by the recent vandalism and unable to cope when the inn is targeted in an online vendetta. Prickly neighbour Bobby Hawke can help with Anna’s cyber woes, but when the attacks escalate to physical threats, Landon and Bobby must work together to unmask the culprit.
A cryptic message about a tunnel points to the property’s original owner, a notorious Prohibition-era sea captain rumoured to have left hidden wealth. Contraband, treasure, evidence of things better left buried…
How far will Anna’s enemy go to claim the tunnel and its contents? Protecting Anna will require courage and faith as Landon battles the locals’ attitudes and the scars of her past. Even then, she and Bobby are tracing the faintest of clues. With Anna on the brink of emotional collapse—and danger rising like the tide—time is running out...”
About Janet Sketchley
“Janet Sketchley is a Canadian author whose passion is fiction. She is a member of The Word Guild, InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, American Christian Fiction Writers and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and has finished an eight-year term as Acquisitions Editor for InScribe’s FellowScript newsletter. She’s also a wife, mom, daughter, friend, neighbor… trying to balance relationships and responsibilities, and learning how faith applies to real life. Add that to her quirky imagination and love of fiction, and you get novels about everyday women in suspenseful situations discovering more strength than they would have imagined.” — Google Books
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”.
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…
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.