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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FamilyFiction Jan/Feb 2011 is online!

This issue includes: Francine Rivers * Robert Whitlow * Jerry Jenkins * Jill Williamson * Andrew Klavan * Wanda Brunstetter * Andy Andrews * DiAnn Mills * Julie Klassen * Jenny B. Jones * Chuck Swindoll * Nicole O'Dell * and more!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Karen Kingsbury, Mike Dellosso, plus free fiction! (Dec 10)

In this issue: Jody Hedlund, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Mike Dellosso, Karen Kingsbury, The Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway, Richard Mabry, Jan Watson, Terri Blackstock and Amy Clipston -- plus 35 Christmas titles!

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THE PREACHER'S BRIDE by Jody Hedlund
No matter the sacrifice, Elizabeth Whitbread would serve a wounded family. No matter the danger, John Costin was determined to speak God's word. Neither expected to fall in love. As enemies threaten to silence Costin--and those close to him--will following their hearts cost John and Elizabeth everything? Click here for more!
DAWN TREADER On The Big Screen
The latest Narnia film hits theaters this weekend! Get the inside track with the cover story in our Nov/Dec issue -- including an interview with Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis and official caretaker of Narnia. Also: 10 New Voices in Christian Fantasy.
Book Trailer: DARLINGTON WOODS
Also reported in our Nov/Dec issue, Mike Dellosso's eerie suspense novel Darlington Woods has been optioned for the big screen. The author and producer are working on the treatment, but you can read the book right now. And watch this nifty book trailer.
List: The Complete Karen Kingsbury
Over on Facebook, we're in the process of assembling a gallery of book covers representing every one of Karen Kingsbury's Christian fiction titles. (Of course, she's published quite a lot--so we may have bitten off more than we can chew.) Follow our progress here.
Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway
Wanna win some FREE fiction? Starting next week, 94 FM The Fish, FamilyFiction and Tyndale House Publishers are partnering for the Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway -- click through and "like" the 94FM page on Facebook and watch for details Monday!
Free Fiction: CODE BLUE
For a limited time, download Richard Mabry's medical thriller Code Blue free! The first volume in the Prescription for Trouble series, Code Blue can be downloaded at Amazon (for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device) or Barnes & Noble for the Nook.
Free Fiction: TROUBLESOME CREEK
For a limited time, download Jan Watson's Troublesome Creek free! This charming historical novel was the winning entry in the 2004 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel competition. Free download available from Amazon (for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device) and Sony.
Free Fiction: LAST LIGHT
For a limited time, download the first volume of Terri Blackstock's Restoration series free! (For Kindle, computer or portable device.) The free eBook can be downloaded from these participating retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook.com.
Free Fiction: A GIFT OF GRACE
For a limited time, download the first volume of Amy Clipston's Kauffman Amish Bakery series free! (For Kindle, computer or portable device.) The free eBook can be downloaded from these participating retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook.com.
FamilyFiction Digital Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
Our second issue includes: Voyage of the Dawn Treader * 10 New Voices in Christian Fantasy * Brandilyn Collins * Berenstain Bears * Rachel Hauck * Irene Hannon * Randy Singer * Francine Rivers * Sandra Byrd * and much more!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Karen Kingsbury, Mike Dellosso, plus free fiction! (Dec 10)

Did you catch this week's FamilyFiction Weekly? Christian fiction news, updates, free downloads and more -- sign up FREE at FamilyFiction.com so you won't miss an issue of our newsletter!

In this issue: Jody Hedlund, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Mike Dellosso, Karen Kingsbury, The Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway, Richard Mabry, Jan Watson, Terri Blackstock and Amy Clipston -- plus 35 Christmas titles!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wanda Brunstetter, Jill Williamson, free fiction and more! (Dec 3)

Did you catch this week's FamilyFiction Weekly? Christian fiction news, updates, free downloads and more -- sign up FREE at FamilyFiction.com so you won't miss an issue of our newsletter!

In this issue: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Julie Cave, Booklist's Top 10 Inspirational Fiction of 2010, Jill Williamson, Karen Witemeyer, Randy Singer, Jennifer Erin Valent -- plus Christian fiction from Christmas Past!


FamilyFiction Digital Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
Our second issue includes: Voyage of the Dawn Treader * 10 New Voices in Christian Fantasy * Brandilyn Collins * Berenstain Bears * Rachel Hauck * Irene Hannon * Randy Singer * Francine Rivers * Sandra Byrd * and much more!
Click here to read it FREE!
News: 5 Million in Sales--and Counting
Barbour Publishing author Wanda E. Brunstetter recently passed the 5 million mark in book sales. Brunstetter's novels have appeared on many bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly and the ECPA. Her new series Kentucky Brothers comes out April 2011.
Your chance to win THE SHADOWED MIND
Author Julie Cave offers you another chance to win a copy of her apologetic thriller The Shadowed Mind. She's hosting a Twitter party Dec. 7 at 8pm (CST). During the event, she'll post questions online -- just answer the question (and use the hashtag) to enter in the drawing! Complete instructions here.
Booklist: Top 10 Inspirational Fiction
The American Library Association's Booklist has announced their picks for the year's most notable Christian fiction -- including titles from Steven James, Brandilyn Collins, Randy Singer, Francine Rivers, Deeanne Gist, Sarah Sundin, Michele Andrea Bowen and more. See the whole list here.
Book Trailer: TO DARKNESS FLED
A new live-action video trailer has been posted online for the medieval fantasy adventure novel To Darkness Fled. It's the second volume in the Blood of Kings trilogy, written by Christy Award-winner Jill Williamson. Watch the trailer now!
FamilyFiction Plus: KAREN WITEMEYER
Did you see the profile of Karen Witemeyer in our Nov/Dec issue? Well, now our historical fiction correspondent has the entire interview on her blog. Learn what the author loves about the genre, how her background influences her characters, and more. Read the whole interview here!
Free! THE JUDGE WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
For a limited time, download Randy Singer's seasonal tale The Judge Who Stole Christmas free! (For Kindle, computer or portable device.) The free ebooks can be downloaded from these participating retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBook.com and Sony.
Free download! FIREFLIES IN DECEMBER
For a limited time, download Jennifer Erin Valent's Christy-winning debut Fireflies in December free! (For Kindle, computer or portable device.) The free ebooks can be downloaded from these participating retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBook.com and Sony.
List: Christian fiction from Christmas Past
Check out these book covers for an assortment of Christmas-related Christian fiction titles from past seasons -- including fiction from Max Lucado, Karen Kingsbury, Robin Jones Gunn, Jan Karon, Walter Wangerin Jr., Neta Jackson and more. Click here to see the gallery!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christian fiction news: Lynn Austin, Dallas Jenkins, more!

Spotlight: WHILE WE'RE FAR APART
In the uncertain days of WWII, three Brooklyn families are torn apart by the reality of war. When a horrible accident intertwines these broken lives, can faith and hope survive in the midst of God's silence? A stirring saga of love and miracles from five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin.
WHAT IF...?
Director Dallas Jenkins talks to Mississippi's Meridian Star about his latest film, What If: "The most obvious theme in my films is that there is a God who is real and present and who inserts himself into our lives to show us truth."
Lynette Eason's hometown thrillers
The author talks to GoUpstate about setting most of her "suspense with a twist" Christian mysteries in her hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina -- and has a laugh at the misconception that writers make a lot of money. Interview here
Interview: Shelley Shepard Gray
NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday talks to author Shelley Shepard Gray about her Amish-themed romance novels for Avon Inspire. Listen to the audio interview online: Amish Romance: More Faith And No Sex In This Slice Of Christian Fiction
Video: PETRA: CITY IN STONE
Historical fiction from T.L. Higley, set in the wondrous ancient city carved from the mountains of modern Jordan: A young widow and her son arrive seeking protection with her late husband's estranged family. But the power-hungry queen plots to murder the boy ... Watch the video now!
Excerpt: SIR QUINLAN AND THE SWORDS OF VALOR
From author Chuck Black: Two friends face the Dark Knight's deadliest scheme, but only one knight has the courage to overcome. Download and read the first two chapters FREE!
Discuss! What makes you purchase a book?
What makes you purchase a book by an author you don't know -- the cover? Plot? Word of mouth? Reviews? Click on over to our page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Premiere issue! FamilyFiction Digital Magazine
Our debut issue is online, it's free, and it includes: Karen Kingsbury * Donita Paul * Dallas Jenkins * Beverly Lewis * Joel Rosenberg * Brock & Bodie Thoene * Stephen Lawhead * Trish Perry * VeggieTales * Melody Carlson * and much more! Click here for THE DEBUT ISSUE!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christian fiction news: Book giveaway, Corbin Bersen, more

Spotlight: ONE LANE BRIDGE by Don Reid
Another delightful story from Don Reid, a member of country music's legendary Statler Brothers. An evening drive sets off a mystery that nearly unravels a good man's life in this mysterious, magical tale about the power of love. More here
"Two for Two" Book Giveaway!
Author Dan Walsh is giving away Two Books to a single winner in this week-long contest! How do you enter? Just go to CBD and read the first Two Chapters of either of his first two novels and leave a comment. Click through for more details!
Love is the answer to bullying
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury shares her heart in this special essay for CNN. "Bullying is epidemic today," she writes. "Insecure loud-mouth kids willing to get attention at the expense of someone else..." Read the whole essay here.
Interview: CORBIN BERNSEN
TitleTrakk talks to Psych star Corbin Bernsen about his film Rust, the story of a pastor who suffers a crisis of faith and goes back home to rescue a friend. "Good movies have characters seeking redemptive values." Whole interview here.
Video: WHAT'S IN THE BIBLE
New from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer, this series walks kids through the entire Bible with creative storytelling, animation and fun songs. Vischer explains what really sets this series apart: Watch the video now!
Excerpt: WRANGLER IN PETTICOATS
On her way to Montana, Sally McClellan's party is attacked and robbed. When artist Logan McKenzie saves the badly wounded cowgirl, can this landscape painter tame the tomboy without breaking her spirit? Read the first chapter FREE!
Discuss! Christian movies and DVDs
What are some examples of your favorite Christian fiction told through movies, DVDs, or other media? Click on over to our page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Premiere issue! FamilyFiction Digital Magazine
Our debut issue is online, it's free, and it includes: Karen Kingsbury * Donita Paul * Dallas Jenkins * Beverly Lewis * Joel Rosenberg * Brock & Bodie Thoene * Stephen Lawhead * Trish Perry * VeggieTales * Melody Carlson * and much more! Click here for THE DEBUT ISSUE!

Christmas Gift Guide 2010

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re like many people, you could use a bit of inspiration when it comes to shopping for the friends and family on your list. Never fear! We’ve rounded up some of the year’s hottest gifts for your consideration right here.

Former editor of McCall’s magazine and The Ladies’ Home Journal Lenore Hershey once prodded, “Do give books—religious or otherwise—for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” Books are the perfect Christmas gifts, and from Bibles to biographies, we’ve got a wonderful selection. And should you have a music lover to buy for, we can help on that front, too.

Read on through this gift guide to find the perfect items to fill your stockings and wrap under the tree. Here’s wishing you and yours a merry little Christmas!

Link: Christmas Gift Guide 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christian Fiction News: Left Behind, Hometown Ties, more!

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #007 (October 22, 2010)
FamilyFiction serves the Christian fiction reader with news updates, up-to-date release lists, reviews, interviews, book trailers, and more. We keep you posted on all that’s new and great in Christian storytelling.

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FamilyFiction Weekly #007 S(October 22, 2010)

Spotlight: HOMETOWN TIES
Who'd guess that women in their fifties could experience growing pains? Only women determined to keep moving forward--and support each other all the way. Lively, touching, and very real, this second book in Melody Carlson's lively new Boomer series packs a poignant punch! More here
Plans for 'new, improved' LEFT BEHIND
Christian Retailing reports that Cloud Ten Pictures plans to remake the first Left Behind film, based on the end-times thriller by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. Cloud Ten's Paul Lalonde promises it will be "at the true Hollywood 'blockbuster' level." Read the whole story.
Thumbs up for CHARLATAN'S BOY
The New York Journal of Books gave a great review to The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers: "One of those rare books that could appeal to people of a wide variety of ages and tastes. Sharp, clever, and entertaining!" Read the whole review.
Interview: STEVEN JAMES
The Christian Manifesto has a two-part audio interview with thriller author Steven James (The Bishop).
Part 1: Talkback with C.E. Moore
Part 2: Q&A: Steven James
Excerpt: IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS
New from Jan Karon: Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in Ireland, intent on researching his ancestry at a charming fishing lodge--but the charm is soon broken. A moving testament to the desperate struggle to hide the truth at any cost and the powerful need to confess. Read a free excerpt!
Mark the date! Christian Store Day Oct 23
Tomorrow, some 500 stores take part in the nationwide Christian Store Day. The event will feature giveaways, in-store appearances, and a benefit CD to raise money for Compassion International, Samaritan's Purse and World Vision efforts in Haiti. Find a Christian retailer near you!
Christian Fiction Bestsellers October 2010
Compiled by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, this month's bestsellers in fiction, young adult, and children's books:
Christian Fiction Bestsellers
Christian Young Adult Bestsellers
Christian Kids Bestsellers
Premiere issue! FamilyFiction Digital Magazine
Our debut issue is online, it's free, and it includes: Karen Kingsbury * Donita Paul * Dallas Jenkins * Beverly Lewis * Joel Rosenberg * Brock & Bodie Thoene * Stephen Lawhead * Trish Perry * VeggieTales * Melody Carlson * and much more! Click here for THE DEBUT ISSUE!

AMISH
A Hand to Hold
by Kathleen Fuller
Lydia's Charm
by Wanda Brunstetter
A Secret Identity
by Gayle Roper

SUSPENSE
Advent of a Mystery
by Marilyn Leach
The Confirmation
by Ralph Reed
Immanuel's Veins
by Ted Dekker
HISTORICAL
Finding Becky
by Martha Rogers
A Hope Undaunted
by Julie Lessman
In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden K. Parsons
SPECULATIVE
Dragons of the Valley
by Donita K. Paul
The Falling Away
by T.L. Hines
The Skin Map
by Stephen Lawhead
ROMANCE
Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
Love for Tomorrow
by Vanessa Miller
The Perfect Blend
by Trish Perry
CONTEMPORARY
Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin
Divine Appointments by Charlene Ann Baumbich
YA/TEEN
Katy's Debate
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless by Melody Carlson
Scenarios 4: Making Waves by Nicole O'Dell
CHILDREN'S
Alexis and the Arizona Escapade by Erica Rodgers
Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan and Matt Daniels
The Action Bible
by Sergio Cariello
MOVIES&DVDs
Like Dandelion Dust
To Save a Life
What If ...
Much Ado About Middle School
Sweetpea Beauty
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