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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lee Strobel's fiction debut, free downloads and more (Apr 22)

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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!
Lee Strobel pens debut thriller
The bestselling author of The Case For Christ combines his experiences as a reporter and pastor for his May 2011 debut novel, The Ambition, a thriller that connects a disillusioned pastor with a corrupt judge, a cynical reporter and a gambler searching for redemption.
Francine Rivers: Five Who Changed Eternity
Behind five men of the Bible who helped shape history are the heroes who changed it forever. In May, Francine Rivers'  five-in-one compilation Sons of Encouragement explores the lives of five men who stood behind heroes of the faith and quietly changed eternity.
Bryan Davis: Dragons and Heroes
Author Bryan Davis talks about his fantasy fiction, including his YA series Dragons of Starlight and companion series Tales of Starlight for adults. "My stories tell readers they can conquer their fears and doubts; they can rise up and be all that God has called them to be."

Question of the Week
Does your church have a library -- and how is its selection of Christian fiction? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
75 Movie and DVD trailers!
Our website now sports 75 movie and DVD trailers: New and upcoming titles include Soul Surfer, The 5th Quarter, The Grace Card, What If..., VeggieTales: 'Twas The Night Before Easter, CourageousVoyage of the Dawn Treader and many more!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Ronnie Wilson's Gift! How to enter: Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: FCJM422. Entries must be received by Tues (Apr 26) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Apr 29). Watch for a new prize next week!
Last Week's Prize
Here are the winners of last week's prize: Kim Parker, Robin Pozgar, Karleen Mrazik, Linda Worth, Abbi Hart, Kacie Woodmansee, Sally Harpole, Carmen Redding, Dennis Malik and Leah Courtney. Congratulations -- watch for an email from us! More about Voyage of the Dawn Treader here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: THICKER THAN BLOOD
Will the sisters realize each possesses what the other desperately needs before it's too late? For a limited time, download C.J. Darlington's Thicker Than Blood 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.
Free Fiction: THE HOMECOMING
Will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start? For a limited time, download Dan Walsh's historical romance The Homecoming 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.
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. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Shunning comes to TV, free Christian fiction and more (Apr 15)

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Spotlight: IN GRANDMA'S ATTIC
From the late Arleta Richardson: Every keepsake found in Grandma's attic sparks a memory to share and a truth to learn. A shoe button inspires a lesson on honesty while a quilt square draws out instruction on pride. These books provide godly wisdom families will treasure.
On Television: THE SHUNNING
This Saturday (April 16) sees the world premiere of the Hallmark Channel original Beverly Lewis' The Shunning (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C), based on the first novel in the author's Heritage of Lancaster series. Visit our site to watch On Location and the Premiere Promo.
Hometown Mysteries: Cozy Reading
Meet some authors writing cozy mysteries for Christian readers -- Elizabeth Goddard, Nancy Mehl, Cynthia Hickey, Susan Sleeman and FamilyFiction's own Chris Well -- and find out why Hometown Mysteries is the place "where love and suspense meet."
Bold Comics Anthology
Comics artist Mike Maihack talks about Parable: Volume 1, a 200-page anthology with contributions from cartoonists who've worked for Marvel, Disney and Big Idea. "It was a reason to use our joy of comics to celebrate our love of Christ as well as fellowship with other creators."

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!
Question of the Week
What are the ALL-TIME best Christian kid series -- books or DVDs? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
280+ Christian fiction book trailers!
Our website now sports more than 280 book trailers for titles representing all genres: Amish, historical, suspense, speculative, romance, contemporary, young adult, children's and comics. Click on a trailer frame to watch the book trailer and to learn more about the book!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Voyage of the Dawn Treader! How to enter: Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: CSL0402. Entries must be received by Tues (Apr 19) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Apr 22). Watch for a new prize next week!
Last Week's Prize
Here are the winners in our previous drawing: Pat Greenup, Teri Carothers, Dawn Morley, Jen Whitney, Jodi Davis, Anne Payne, Molly Edwards, Tiffany Cash, Doris BeLoat and Evangeline Gober. Congratulations -- watch for an email from us! More about Wanda E. Brunstetter's The Journey here.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: DIVINE
At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free: For a limited time, download Karen Kingsbury's Divine free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable reading device, from CBD and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: SHATTERED
A teen novel of grief, guilt, faith, and forgiveness: For a limited time, download Melody Carlson's Shattered: A Daughter's Regret free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable reading device and from CBD. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: ELISHA'S BONES
A professor after the bones of Elisha uncovers a shadowy organization: For a limited time, download Don Hoesel's thriller Elisha's Bones 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: HOMESPUN BRIDE
Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs: For a limited time, download Jillian Hart's Homespun Bride free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Christian fiction giveaways every week!

Our free email newsletter FamilyFiction Weekly holds a drawing every week for copies of Christian fiction and DVD titles. New prizes -- and new winners -- announced every week! Just watch our weekly newsletter every issue to see that week's featured giveaway -- with a link and secret code for you to enter the drawing for your chance to win!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Narnia on DVD, free Christian fiction, more (Apr 8)

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Spotlight: THE ALARMISTS
Thriller fiction from Don Hoesel: As the end of the Mayan calendar approaches, a rising tide of fanatical doomsayers, natural disasters, and chaos sweeps the globe. Is it merely coincidence or is something more dangerous emerging? Tasked with uncovering the truth, can one man discover why the world is rushing toward doomsday before the unthinkable happens?
SOUL SURFER in theaters
Based on the dramatic true story, Soul Surfer opens nationwide this weekend. It joins inspirational films The Grace Card and The 5th Quarter, both also in theaters. Be sure to check out our growing list of trailers for Christian and family friendly movies and DVDs.
Lassoed by a Cowboy's Love
Author Denise Hunter talks about her latest novel, A Cowboy's Touch, shares how she got started as a writer, and explains why forgiveness is a recurring theme in her books: "I'd like readers to see that only God can redeem us." (More interviews and features here!)
Rediscover NARNIA on Blu-ray and DVD
New in stores: Return to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis' epic world as The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sails into Blu-ray and DVD. Stunning special effects bring the vast oceans and sprawling landscapes to life. (More Christian fiction and DVD news here!)

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!
Question of the Week
What Christian fiction author was the most exciting "discovery" for you? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
500+ Christian fiction authors!
Our website now has profiles of more than 500 authors, representing all genres: Amish, historical, suspense, speculative, romance, contemporary, young adult, children's and comics. Click on an author's picture to view their latest titles, news, book trailers, and more!
Giveaway of the Week
DEADLINE EXTENDED! You could win one of 10 copies of Wanda E. Brunstetter's The Journey! How to enter: Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: WJ0401. Entries must be received by Tuesday (Apr 12) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Apr 15). Watch for a new prize next week!



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: THICKER THAN BLOOD
Will the sisters realize each possesses what the other desperately needs before it's too late? For a limited time, download C.J. Darlington's Thicker Than Blood 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.
Free Fiction: DELIVERED WITH LOVE
The discovery of an old love letter in the glove compartment of her inherited 1972 Volkswagen leads a young woman on a journey that changes her life forever: For a limited time, download Sherry Kyle's novel Delivered With Love free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: PAID IN BLOOD
With nuclear weapons gone missing, it's a race against time to uncover the true face of evil: For a limited time, download the first volume in Mel Odom's NCIS series 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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What is your favorite Easter movie? (Apr 1)

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Spotlight: WOLVES AMONG US
Historical fiction from Ginger Garrett: It's the year 1538 in the town of Dinfoil on the edge of the black forest—an ordinary village until a double murder destroys the peace. Ordinary fears and resentments grow into witch-hunting fervor, and the smell of burning flesh fills the air. Who can stop it?
Inspirational films in theaters
New in theaters, The 5th Quarter is based on the inspirational true story of a teen who helps lead the school football team to the most successful season in school history. Meanwhile, reconciliation film The Grace Card has opened in additional cities.
A new look for Left Behind
The original series of Left Behind novels are being repackaged for a new generation of readers -- with new covers and extra content. Launched by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins in 1995, the series has gone on to sell some 63 million copies worldwide.
Mecha Manga Bible Heroes
The creators of the Mecha Manga Bible Heroes comic book have launched a Kickstarter fundraiser to continue publishing the series as digital comics and Apps. Mecha Manga Bible Heroes retells the Old Testament through a sci-fi lens of robots, aliens and advanced technology.
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!
Question of the Week: What is your FAVORITE Easter movie or DVD?
What is an Easter or Passover-related movie or DVD that you can just watch again and again? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Trailer of the Week: THE JUDGMENT
This April from Beverly Lewis: Rose is engaged to a well-liked Amish fellow -- why does she still pine for someone else? Meanwhile, can her sister reestablish herself among the People without sacrificing her marriage? Watch the book trailer! (More book trailers here!)
Author of the Week: Richard Mabry, M.D.
Retired physician Richard Mabry, M.D. was a writer, speaker, and teacher before retirement. Now a suspense author, the latest in his Prescription for Trouble series is Diagnosis Death. Click here to preview his books and watch the book trailers. (More authors here!)
Book of the Week
Now repackaged in convenient 2-in-1 collections, Nicole O'Dell's interactive Scenarios for Girls series allows tween readers to see the consequences of their choices. Volumes include Dare to Be Different, Risky Business and Swept Away (More books here!)
DVD of the Week
Princess and the Pony: A young princess staying with her aunt in America befriends a shy pony held captive by a villainous carnival owner. "An entertaining movie for the entire family."--The Dove Foundation. Watch the trailer! (More movies here!)
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Wanda E. Brunstetter's The Journey! How to enter: Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: WJ0401. Entries must be received by Tuesday (Apr 5) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Apr 8). Watch for a new prize next week!



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: THE HOMECOMING
Will the war once again threaten his chances for a new start? For a limited time, download Dan Walsh's historical romance The Homecoming 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: ELISHA'S BONES
A professor after the bones of Elisha uncovers a shadowy organization: For a limited time, download Don Hoesel's thriller Elisha's Bones 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: 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: HOMESPUN BRIDE
Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs: For a limited time, download Jillian Hart's Homespun Bride free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. 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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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