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Saturday, October 23, 2010

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

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #007 (October 22, 2010)
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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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Monday, October 18, 2010

Christian Store Day, bestsellers, and more!

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #006 (October 15, 2010)
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FamilyFiction Weekly #006 (October 15, 2010)

Spotlight: THE RELUCTANT PROPHET
"I love this book! Hop on and ride with this 'reluctant prophet'—but hold on tight, because the call of God not only takes Allison-the-Tour-Guide out of her comfort zone, but the reader as well. An important novel about the awesome, quirky, breathtaking adventure of obeying God's Nudge."--Neta Jackson (author, Yada Yada Prayer Group novels) More here
Mark the date! Christian Store Day Oct 23
Some 500 stores are part of the first nationwide Christian Store Day, coming October 23. 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!
'Missional fiction' features diverse themes
Christian Retailing talks to award-winner Mary DeMuth about "missional fiction," a growing category in biblical fiction that grapples with a variety of real-world issues. "Folks are getting angry at the state of the world," she says, "so fiction reflects that."
Read the whole story here.
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
Book Trailer: RED INK
From Kathi Macias: What would you give up for the gospel? When a Christian woman in China becomes pregnant a second time, her family has her kidnapped and the baby aborted. Will she stand for Christ--no matter the consequences? Watch the trailer!
Free download! THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
For a limited time, download the first in Debbie Viguie's "Psalm 23 Mysteries" free! (For Kindle, your computer or portable device.) Cindy's church is getting ready for Easter when she stumbles over a body in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace is the only clue ... Download it today!
Preview: MASTERS & SLAYERS
New fantasy from Bryan Davis: The dragons of Starlight have enslaved humans for a century. A warrior and sword maiden vow to find the portal where the Lost Ones disappeared--and save the slaves. Will they turn back when they find only the ultimate sacrifice can free the oppressed? More here!
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!

NEW RELEASES

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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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FamilyFiction Digital Magazine: The Debut Issue!


Click through for THE PREMIERE ISSUE of FamilyFiction Digital Magazine, your source for Christian fiction news and interviews! In this issue: Karen Kingsbury * Donita K. Paul * Dallas Jenkins * Beverly Lewis * Joel C. Rosenberg * Brock & Bodie Thoene * Stephen Lawhead * Trish Perry * VeggieTales * Leanna Ellis * Melody Carlson * Kim Vogel Sawyer * Robert Liparulo * Chris Fabry * Wanda E. Brunstetter * Brandilyn Collins And much more!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tracie Peterson, Karen Kingsbury, and more!

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What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #005 (October 08, 2010)

Spotlight: EMBERS OF LOVE
When Deborah Vandermark meets the new town doctor, conflicting desires awaken within her. Is it the man--or his profession--that has captured her heart? With a good dose of Tracie Peterson's trademark adventure and romance, you will be whisked away into a Texas love story you won't forget. Click for more
Premiere issue! FamilyFiction Digital Magazine
It's here! 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 PREMIERE ISSUE!
Karen Kingsbury online event for UNLOCKED
To launch her latest novel, Karen Kingsbury will host a special one-hour live event October 12. The author will share special behind-the-scenes insight into the writing of the book, including what inspired her to write about autism. More details here
Sherwood Pictures' faith-based films
Fox News reports on the outreach of Sherwood Baptist Church -- calling Sherwood Pictures "the new face of church ministry." Sherwood has created indie successes Facing the Giants and Fireproof, and is prepping 2011's Courageous. Read the article online
Book Trailer: SIMPLY SARA
Plain Jayne author Hillary Manton Lodge continues young Sara Burkholder's perspective on English life and romance in Simply Sara. Sara, who left her Amish family to live with Jayne, discovers the English world is a bit more challenging than she expected. Watch the book trailer!
Excerpt: NIPPED IN THE BUD
Romance and mystery from Susan Sleeman: Romance is the last thing on Paige's mind when she's fingered for the murder of the small Oregon town's city manager. Can a handsome lawyer keep her out of jail? Download a free excerpt!
Preview: THE DAMASCUS WAY
Coming January 2011 from Davis Bunn and Janette Oke: Julia and her mother are taken in by followers of the Way. A young man named Jacob passes messages between communities of believers. Can Julia and Jacob's mistrust be put aside to bring their hearts together? Preview here!
Discuss: SUSPENSE FICTION
Do you enjoy pulse-pounding thrillers, heart-stopping suspense, or quirky mysteries? Go to the discussion board on our Facebook page and share your favorite Christian authors in the genre -- and your favorite books. We know you're just dying to tell us!

NEW RELEASES

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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Monday, October 4, 2010

Alison Strobel, VeggieTales, eBooks, more!

What you missed in FamilyFiction Weekly #004 (October 01, 2010)
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FamilyFiction Weekly #004 (October 01, 2010)

Spotlight: REINVENTING RACHEL
"Alison Strobel delivers a tsunami of emotion in Reinventing Rachel. ... Deceptively innocent in its first chapters, Reinventing Rachel will grab your heart and hold it captive, leaving you breathless until the end." -- Ane Mulligan, editor, Novel Journey Click for more
IT'S A MEANINGFUL LIFE
The all-new VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life hits Christian retail this weekend, followed by general market stores next week. Based on Jer. 29:11, this story shares lessons in understanding one's worth and importance, and being content with what one has.
The fall of Lucifer: A different view
In contrast to director M. Knight Shyamalan's movie Devil, Christian author Tosca Lee provides a different approach: Demon: A Memoir is the story of a man who feels he has a meaningless existence -- until a demon asks for help writing his story. Details here
CBD joins electronic revolution
The Salem News reports that Christian Book Distributors has launched an e-book store with thousands of titles. The free CBD Reader operates on computers, smart phones and the iPad. Story here
LIKE DANDELION DUST adds more theaters
Christian Retailing reports that Like Dandelion Dust has more than doubled the number of theaters showing the film this weekend. Center Street has published movie tie-in editions of Karen Kingsbury's original book. Official site
Book Trailer: LOVE FINDS YOU IN CARMEL...
From Sandra D. Bricker: Annie needs a change -- so she starts fresh, drawing inspiration from her favorite classic Hollywood films. Just when her plan teeters on the brink of disaster, she has an epiphany. Will it land her in the arms of her leading man?
Watch the book trailer
Excerpt: THE TENTH CRUSADER
Science fiction from Kirk Outerbridge: Thirty years of unrequited revenge stuffed into the body of a high powered combat cyborg, Rick Macey will have to confront his past -- and the truth. Sequel to the award-winning Eternity Falls. Read a free excerpt
Excerpt: WHEN THE DEVIL WHISTLES
From Rick Acker: Allie Whitman has put millions of lives at risk, including her own. Unfortunately, her actions have destroyed her lawyer's trust -- and may destroy much, much more. Read the first chapter and watch the book trailer here
Preview: LONDON CONFIDENTIAL
British fashion, friendships, and guys collide in Sandra Byrd's series for young girls as an all-American teen girl learns to love life and live out her faith. Latest titles: Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye (London Confidential #3) and Flirting with Disaster (London Confidential #4).
New Releases: OCTOBER 2010
Here's a gallery of book covers for Christian fiction titles coming to booksellers in September -- including brand-new titles, reprints, and new editions. Click here to see what's new -- and what's coming!
Discuss: AMISH FICTION
On the discussion board on our Facebook page: Who are your favorite Amish fiction authors -- and your favorite books by them? We know you're just dying to tell us!

NEW RELEASES

AMISH
A Hand to Hold
by Kathleen Fuller
Lydia's Charm
by Wanda Brunstetter
A Secret Identity
by Gayle Roper
The Bridge of Peace
by Cindy Woodsmall
Love Finds You in Sugarcreek... by Serena Miller

SUSPENSE
Advent of a Mystery
by Marilyn Leach
The Confirmation
by Ralph Reed
Immanuel's Veins
by Ted Dekker
Judgment Day
by Wanda L. Dyson
A Token of Truth
by Sunni Jeffers

HISTORICAL
Finding Becky
by Martha Rogers
A Hope Undaunted
by Julie Lessman
In the Shadow of the Sun King by Golden K. Parsons
Love Me Tender
by Janice Hanna
McKenzie by Penny Zeller

SPECULATIVE
Dragons of the Valley
by Donita K. Paul
The Falling Away
by T.L. Hines
The Skin Map
by Stephen Lawhead
Havah by Tosca Lee
Heading Home
by John Robinson

ROMANCE
Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
Love for Tomorrow
by Vanessa Miller
The Perfect Blend
by Trish Perry
Hometown Proposal
by Merrillee Whren
Sierra Weddings by Jeri Odell

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
Goodness Gracious Green
by Judy Pace Christie
Reinventing Rachel
by Alison Strobel

YA/TEEN
Katy's Debate
by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Forgotten: Seventeen and Homeless by Melody Carlson
Scenarios 4: Making Waves by Nicole O'Dell
A Girl Named Mister
by Nikki Grimes
Rendezvous
by Melody Carlson

CHILDREN'S
Alexis and the Arizona Escapade by Erica Rodgers
The Berenstain Bears Show God's Love by Mike and Jan Berenstain
Halfway Herbert by Francis Chan and Matt Daniels
The Action Bible
by Sergio Cariello
The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews

MOVIES&DVDs
Like Dandelion Dust
To Save a Life
What If ...
No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School
VeggieTales: Sweetpea Beauty

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