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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

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