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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book award finalists, Charlie Brown, free Christian fiction and more (Mar 25)

Spotlight: THE STONE OF DESTINY
A middle schooler wants to help his mom—a story about faith: When Morgan and his best friend find out about a mysterious stone that may be hidden in their town, he's determined to find it because he thinks it's the last hope for someone he holds dear.
Finalists for Christian Book Awards
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) has announced the finalists for the 2011 Christian Book Awards. Fiction nominees include titles from Chris Fabry, Gina Holmes, T.L. Higley, Mindy Starns Clark and Joel C. Rosenberg. Details here!
Production begins on big-screen Hobbit
At long last, production has begun in New Zealand on the big screen adaption of The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien's timeless classic will be adapted into a two-film epic by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. The two films are set to hit the multiplex in 2012 and 2013.
Q&A: Ann Tatlock
Publishers Weekly calls award-winning author Ann Tatlock "one of Christian fiction's better wordsmiths." In this Q&A, Ann discusses her drama Promises to Keep. "I want my stories to mirror God's larger story of sin, redemption, restoration, and hope in Jesus Christ."
FamilyFiction Mar /Apr 2011
The latest issue is online, it's free and it includes: Steven James * Hometown Mysteries * Bryan Davis * Marta Perry * Liz Curtis Higgs * Mark Mynheir * Jeffrey Overstreet * Debby Mayne * Kimberly Stuart * Lisa T. Bergren * VeggieTales * and more! Read it today!
Trailer of the Week
In stores next week: Charles M. Schulz' classic Peanuts characters in a brand-new animated special, Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. Linus tries to give up his beloved blanket before Grandma's visit. (Also available as a new book.) More DVD and movie trailers here!
Author of the Week: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Award-winning, bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Click here for an interview, to preview her books and watch the book trailers. More authors here!
Book of the Week
Coming out in April, missions-minded fiction in the latest volume of Kathi Macias' Extreme Devotion series: People of the Book. Eighteen-year-old Farah lives in Saudi Arabia -- will she be required to pay the ultimate price for her Christian faith? More books here!
DVD of the Week: WWJD
Based on one of the best-selling novels of all time: When a town hits on hard times, a drifter's pleas for the downtrodden inspires members of a local church to set out to make a difference. Watch the trailer and read our interview with star John Schneider. (More DVDs here!)
Coming Soon: GIVEAWAYS!
If you like to win free prizes, you definitely want to stick around for this: Starting in April -- FamilyFiction Weekly will hold weekly drawings for free Christian fiction and DVDs! Watch this space each issue to find out the featured prize of the week and how to enter each drawing.



Below, you'll find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and respective retailers.)
Free Fiction: LEOTA'S GARDEN
A garden blooms by getting one's hands a little dirty doing the hard work of love: For a limited time, download Francine Rivers' Leota's Garden free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: TRIUMPH OF GRACE
The conclusion of Grace Winslow's fight for freedom carries her from England to America's Deep South: For a limited time, download Kay Marshall Strom's Triumph of Grace free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: THE SWORD
"If a society had no knowledge of Christianity, and then a Bible were discovered, what would happen?" For a limited time, download the first of Bryan Litfin's Chiveis Trilogy free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: LOVE ME IF YOU MUST
A run-down Victorian house to renovate, a past to leave behind--who has time for romance...or murder? For a limited time, download Nicole Young's Patricia Amble mystery free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: RIVEN
Embark on a wondrous journey where death, guilt, and despair are trumped by rebirth, forgiveness, and hope: For a limited time, download Jerry Jenkins' Riven free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Melody Carlson, superheroes, free Christian fiction and more (Mar 18)

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Spotlight: ALL FOR ONE
Brimming with heart, humor, and a bit of mystery, this third book in Melody Carlson's lively new Boomer series packs a poignant punch! In this honest and heartfelt book a quartet of fifty-something women learn that life is complicated, but friends are the best family a girl can have.
Shelley Shepard Gray: Train To Win
Author Shelley Shepard Gray has a brand-new Amish romance in stores—The Caregiver, the first in her new Families of Honor series. "I like to write stories about people who have a strong faith, a quieter way of life, but aren't perfect." Details here!
Novel ROOMS inspires church curriculum
A small group curriculum kit for churches is being developed based on author James L. Rubart's novel Rooms. The kits will be available in September with an expanded study guide and teaching DVD led by the author. Details here!
Francis Chan: Give Now
Author Francis Chan offers a tale about giving generously with Ronnie Wilson's Gift, illustrated by Jim Madsen. Chan cautions it can't be taught to a child simply by reading to them. "[Children] can only internalize this lesson as they learn to give generously along with their parents."
Q&A: Adam Graham
Author Adam Graham discusses his and wife Andrea's superhero comedy Tales Of The Dim Knight. "Alongside the antics it also has a strong Christian element and a marriage in trouble -- so Dim Knight is a blend of The Tick and Fireproof, though the exact mixture is a trade secret."
FamilyFiction Mar /Apr 2011
The latest issue is online, it's free and it includes: Steven James * Hometown Mysteries * Bryan Davis * Marta Perry * Liz Curtis Higgs * Mark Mynheir * Jeffrey Overstreet * Debby Mayne * Kimberly Stuart * Lisa T. Bergren * VeggieTales * and more! Read it today!

Book Trailer of the Week
Coming in April from Amy Clipston: Roadside Assistance. Ever since her mom died, Emily hasn't been able to pray, and no one seems to understand. But sometimes the help you need can come from the person you least expect. More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: Chuck Black
A homeschooling father of six, Chuck Black just wanted to help his kids grasp the significance of their faith. His bedtime stories grew into a retelling of the Bible set it in a land of knights and castles. Click here for an interview, to preview his books and watch the book trailers. More authors here!
Book of the Week
Readers of Amish fiction will delight in this first volume in Jerry S. Eicher's new Little Valley Series. A Wedding Quilt for Ella follows young Ella Yoder as she copes with the loss of her true love. More books here!
DVD of the Week: RESURRECTION
Based on a short story by Max Lucado: A Roman guard finds himself in the middle of a cover-up of the tumultuous events following Christ's execution. Watch the trailer here. (More DVDs here!)

Free eBooks for Your Digital Reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and respective retailers.) Links to more free Christian fiction here.
Free Fiction: SOMEWHERE TO BELONG
She must make difficult choices about a new life and the man she left behind: For a limited time, download the first in Judith Miller 's Daughters of Amana series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, or from CBD, Sony and Barnes & Noble. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY
The future of her family depends on how she plays the game: For a limited time, download the first in Siri Mitchell's Gilded Age historical She Walks In Beauty free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: SWEET BAKLAVA
When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly, and not just with Paula. What will it mean for their future? For a limited time, download Debby Mayne's romance Sweet Baklava free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: MICHAL
When the daughter of King Saul falls for young David, she has no idea what awaits her: Download the first in Jill Eileen Smith's Wives of King David series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: WHISPER ON THE WIND
At the height of WWI, a socialite is drawn into an underground newspaper--and a man's heart: For a limited time, download the second in Maureen Lang's Great War series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: THE SECRET
God moves in even the most unsettling circumstances: For a limited time, download the first in Beverly Lewis' Seasons of Grace series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: RIVEN
Embark on a wondrous journey where death, guilt, and despair are trumped by rebirth, forgiveness, and hope: For a limited time, download Jerry Jenkins' Riven free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from the Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT
She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need: For a limited time, download Marta Perry's Hide in Plain Sight free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: INVISIBLE
She's not your average crime fighter! For a limited time, download the first of Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone Mysteries free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: RELENTLESS
Grant Borrows' life has just taken a drastic left turn: For a limited time, download the first book in Robin Parrish's science fiction Dominion trilogy free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Angela Hunt, Davey and Goliath, free Christian fiction and more (March 11)

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Spotlight: FALSE PRETENSES
From suspense writer Kathy Herman: Zoe Broussard and her husband enjoy a wonderful life in her Louisiana hometown. But her little piece of heaven is about to be ruined. Anonymous notes threaten to reveal secrets that could ruin her business and marriage. Can she find the courage to face her past?
Win books and a call from Angela Hunt!
In conjunction with the May 3 release of her southern sisterhood novel The Fine Art of Insincerity, storyteller Angela Hunt is launching a giveaway contest.The grand prize includes a tote bag filled with Angela Hunt books and a personal call from the author herself. Details here!
Davey and Goliath celebrate 50 with Vol. 5
One of animation's most beloved series continues its 50th anniversary celebration with Davey and Goliath: Volume 5. Made by Gumby's creators, Davey and his talking dog Goliath captivated millions of children, sharing Christian values in each episode.
Francine Rivers: Hope Springs Eternal
Read our exclusive interview with author Francine Rivers: "I guess I'm never sure how readers will take a new project. I always start with a question about something in my faith walk or an issue I need to work through. I'm on a personal quest to find God's perspective."
Q&A: Lisa Wingate
With Larkspur Cove, author Lisa Wingate draws on her experiences living among close-knit Texas communities and pulls from the headlines to explore child abduction. Her touching story challenges readers to grow closer to those around them and to trust in God's greater plan.
FamilyFiction Mar /Apr 2011
The latest issue is online, it's free and it includes: Steven James * Hometown Mysteries * Bryan Davis * Marta Perry * Liz Curtis Higgs * Mark Mynheir * Jeffrey Overstreet * Debby Mayne * Kimberly Stuart * Lisa T. Bergren * VeggieTales * and more! Read it today!

Book Trailer of the Week
New from Kimberley and Kayla Woodhouse: No Safe Haven. A relentless tale of survival—and military technology some would do anything to possess. More book trailers here!
Author of the Week: Melody Carlson
Bestselling author Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women and children. Recent titles from Melody include Hometown Ties (Four Lindas Series #2), Never Been Kissed and Glamour (On the Runway Series #5). More authors here!
Book of the Week: MANGA MELECH
A biblically accurate retelling of Bible stories -- from entry into the Promised Land through the rule of King David -- Manga Melech combines cutting-edge comics with fast-paced storytelling to deliver biblical truths in a compelling package to a post-modern culture. More books here!
DVD of the Week: WHAT IF...
Now on DVD! What If ... poses the question, "What if God gave you a second chance?" Starring Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and John Ratzenberger. Read our exclusive interview with the film's director, Dallas Jenkins: "Scaling the Walls of the Culture." (More DVDs here!)

Free eBooks for Your Digital Reader!
Free Fiction: SWEET BAKLAVA
When Nick comes home on leave, sparks fly, and not just with Paula. What will it mean for their future? For a limited time, download Debby Mayne's romance Sweet Baklava free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: MICHAL
When the daughter of King Saul falls for young David, she has no idea what awaits her: Download the first in Jill Eileen Smith's Wives of King David series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: WHISPER ON THE WIND
At the height of WWI, a socialite is drawn into an underground newspaper--and a man's heart: For a limited time, download the second in Maureen Lang's Great War series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: THE SECRET
God moves in even the most unsettling circumstances: For a limited time, download the first in Beverly Lewis' Seasons of Grace series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: RIVEN
Embark on a wondrous journey where death, guilt, and despair are trumped by rebirth, forgiveness, and hope: For a limited time, download Jerry Jenkins' Riven free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from the Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT
She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need: For a limited time, download Marta Perry's Hide in Plain Sight free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, for Barnes & Noble's Nook and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: INVISIBLE
She's not your average crime fighter! For a limited time, download the first of Lorena McCourtney's Ivy Malone Mysteries free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: FOOLS RUSH IN
Hilarity ensues when cultures clash: For a limited time, download the first volume in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series free! Download free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: DAUGHTER OF JOY
Love, heartbreak, and triumph lie deep within the wilds of the Colorado highlands: For a limited time, download the first book in Kathleen Morgan's historical romance series Brides of Culdee Creek free! Free for Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Free Fiction: RELENTLESS
Grant Borrows' life has just taken a drastic left turn: For a limited time, download the first book in Robin Parrish's science fiction Dominion trilogy free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.

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