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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Karen Kingsbury, teaching kids to pray, downloads (June 22)

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Spotlight: THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY
Jason Stevens is just beginning to learn what really matters: life's journey is not about the destination, it's about how you get there. Jim Stovall's gentle parables—The Ultimate Gift and The Ultimate Life—conclude with a lesson about how to live life to the fullest in The Ultimate Journey. Click here for more!
Preview: LONGING
Coming this fall from Karen Kingsbury: After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Click here for more info and to watch the book trailer!
David's Mighty Men
Cliff Graham's Day of War introduces readers to a little-known warrior who eventually became commander of Solomon's armies. The five-book Lion of War series will be complemented by a motion comic, documentary and feature film. Click here for more!
Golden Scroll Award Winners
The Advanced Writers and Speakers Association handed out the 2011 Golden Scroll Awards July 10 in Atlanta. Novel of the Year went to Kathi Macias for Red Ink. Other awards included Publisher of the Year and Editor of the Year, among others. More here!

FamilyFiction July /August 2011
VeggieTales * Lee Strobel * Angela Hunt * 10 Essential Voices in Romantic Comedy * WW2 Historical Authors * Denise Hildreth Jones * Cindy Woodsmall * Paul Maier * Robin Parrish * Mary E. DeMuth * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Angela Hunt: Sister Act
The author talks about her latest novel, The Fine Art of Insincerity, why it's not autobiographical, and why all her books are different from each other: "While my primary intent is never to teach, readers usually end up learning something new anyway." Read our interview!
Teaching children to pray
As children learn to pray at bedtime, some may get the idea that praying is just for bedtime. Parents and co-authors Dan and Alison Strobel Morrow share the difference in their new children's book, That's When I Talk to God. Click here for the complete interview!
Facebook Question of the Week
Do you blog about Christian fiction? Please click over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and give us a link to your Christian fiction blog!



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: OUT OF THE SHADOWS
An unsigned letter promises that his mother's disappearance will finally be solved: Download the first volume in Sigmund Brouwer's Nick Barrett mysteries free! For a limited time, Sigmund offers the book as a free download for your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or Apple device.
Free Fiction: THE OUTSIDER
A Shaker woman falls in love with a man of the world and must make a choice: Download Ann H. Gabhart's The Outsider free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore, for Borders' Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE
Grace Winslow's fight for freedom carries her from England to America's Deep South: Download Kay Marshall Strom's The Triumph of Grace free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christy Award winners, Christian comics creators (Jul 15)

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Spotlight: BRIDGE TO A DISTANT STAR
From Carolyn Williford: They all drove through the storm and onto the bridge, unaware of the danger ahead. Each one had a secret, a heartache, a question, and each searched for grace. Who would find the answer, and who would survive the plunge into the churning bay? Click here for more!
Christy Awards Honor Christian Fiction
The Christy Awards were handed out Monday in Atlanta, Georgia. Created to honor the best in Christian fiction, genres awarded include suspense, romance, historical and more. Click through for a history of the Christy Awards and a list of the 2011 winners.
25-plus Comics Creators!
Come meet more than 25 cartoonists, comic book creators and publishers -- responsible for adventure comics, Bible comics, cartoons and more! Just click on an author's name to view the latest books, news, interviews, book trailers and and more!
2011 Carol Award finalists
Earlier this week, the American Christian Fiction Writers named the finalists for the Carol Awards. The 2011 Carol Award winners will be announced September 24 at the annual ACFW conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Click through to see the finalists in all categories.

FamilyFiction July /August 2011
VeggieTales * Lee Strobel * Angela Hunt * 10 Essential Voices in Romantic Comedy * WW2 Historical Authors * Denise Hildreth Jones * Cindy Woodsmall * Paul Maier * Robin Parrish * Mary E. DeMuth * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Q&A: Davis Bunn
Find out why Davis Bunn was desperate to write his new Middle East thriller Lion of Babylon: "My desire is that readers will have a new understanding and appreciation of West vs. East ... and possibly a new way of thinking about solutions for peace in the Mideast."
Q&A: Melanie Dobson
The backdrop for Melanie Dobson's new historical romance Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa features the Amana Colonies and the Civil War. In this interview, Melanie explains how the Amish and the Amana are different -- and how they're alike.
Facebook of the Week
Would you recommend us? Please click over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and "Recommend This Place"! (You should see it in the column on your right.)



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: TAKEN
Meet the Left Behind: Young Trib Force! Download Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins' four-in-one collection free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: THE BIG 5-OH!
Olivia Wallace has a birthday curse ... or so she thinks: Download Sandra D. Bricker's The Big 5-OH! free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: VEILED FREEDOM
In Kabul, three search for truth and freedom -- but at what cost? Download Jeanette Windle's Veiled Freedom free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Sony's ReaderStore and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Free Christian Fiction (July 15)


Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: TAKEN
Meet the Left Behind: Young Trib Force! Download Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins' four-in-one collection free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: THE BIG 5-OH!
Olivia Wallace has a birthday curse ... or so she thinks: Download Sandra D. Bricker's The Big 5-OH! free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: VEILED FREEDOM
In Kabul, three search for truth and freedom -- but at what cost? Download Jeanette Windle's Veiled Freedom free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Sony's ReaderStore and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
All he wanted was to put his past behind him -- but now it's the only thing that will save them: Download Davis Bunn's suspense novel free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Borders' Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: BREATHE
When a sanitarium patient witnesses a murder, can she hold on to her fragile health to solve the mystery? Download Lisa T. Bergren's Breathe: A Novel of Colorado free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: DAY OF WAR
A portrait of the a rag-tag band of warriors on the run with David: Download the first volume in Cliff Graham's Lion of War series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for 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? Download the first in Nicole Young's Patricia Amble mysteries free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Borders' Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: FOOLS RUSH IN
Hilarity ensues when cultures clash: For a limited time, download the first in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com, for Borders' Kobo and  for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
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.
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.
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, for Borders' Kobo, and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: SURRENDER THE HEART
On the brink of the War of 1812, a mistrustful young lady is desperate to save her family: For a limited time, download the first volume of MaryLu Tyndall's Surrender to Destiny series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hobbit film update, romance authors, free fiction and more (July 8)

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Spotlight: FALLS LIKE LIGHTNING
From Shawn Grady: Kent never expected to see Elle Westmore again. When she reappears to help him battle a massive fire in the Sierra Nevadas, things go wrong—fast. Stranded in the flames—and separated from an injured Elle—Silas realizes he has more to fear than just a raging forest fire.
THE HOBBIT: First Official Image
Warner Bros. has released an image of three dwarves from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of two films based on the classic book by J.R.R. Tolkien. See Tolkien and His Worlds for more about the Christian faith that informed Tolkien's epic fantasies.
200-plus Romance Authors!
Come meet more than 200 authors who write Christian romance -- including inspirational romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and romantic comedy! Just click on an author's name to view his or her latest books, news, interviews, book trailers and and more!
FamilyFiction July /August 2011
VeggieTales * Lee Strobel * Angela Hunt * 10 Essential Voices in Romantic Comedy * WW2 Historical Authors * Denise Hildreth Jones * Cindy Woodsmall * Paul Maier * Robin Parrish * Mary E. DeMuth * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!

Q&A: Sandra Byrd
Read our interview with author Sandra Byrd, who shares about her upcoming historical series that chronicles the glittering court lives of three Tudor Queens and the women chosen to be their closest friends. The first in the series is To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn.
Question of the Week
Who are your favorite authors who write YA fiction? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
Make Your Voice Heard!
Now you can post comments on our website, FamilyFiction,com -- so come on over and speak your mind! Post a comment about your favorite authors, about new and upcoming books, author interviews, recent news, about movies and DVDs you've watched, and more!



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
All he wanted was to put his past behind him -- but now it's the only thing that will save them: Download Davis Bunn's suspense novel free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Borders' Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: BREATHE
When a sanitarium patient witnesses a murder, can she hold on to her fragile health to solve the mystery? Download Lisa T. Bergren's Breathe: A Novel of Colorado free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
Free Fiction: DAY OF WAR
A portrait of the a rag-tag band of warriors on the run with David: Download the first volume in Cliff Graham's Lion of War series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The July/Aug issue of FamilyFiction is online! (Jun 30)

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Spotlight: THE VIOLET FLASH
From Mike Mason: Nonstop action for kids from 9 to 12! In this exciting sequel to The Blue Umbrella, Mike Mason portrays the spiritual journey of a boy who witnesses the love of God, and in turn learns to love his family as never before.
FamilyFiction July /August 2011
VeggieTales * Lee Strobel * Angela Hunt * 10 Essential Voices in Romantic Comedy * WW2 Historical Authors * Denise Hildreth Jones * Cindy Woodsmall * Paul Maier * Robin Parrish * Mary E. DeMuth * and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
THE SHUNNING on DVD in September
Beverly Lewis' The Shunning, based on the best-selling book and directed by Michael Landon Jr., comes to DVD on Sept. 13. Exhibiting Lewis' flair for capturing authentic Amish life, the film stars Danielle Panabaker and Sherry Stringfield. Read the details here.
150 Suspense Authors!
Whether you prefer pulse-pounding thrillers, cozy mysteries or romantic suspense, meet 150 Christian authors who write suspense fiction with a Christian worldview! Just click on an author's name to view his or her latest books, news, interviews, book trailers and and more!

Make Your Voice Heard!
Now you can post comments on our website, FamilyFiction,com -- so come on over and speak your mind! Post a comment about your favorite authors, about new and upcoming books, author interviews, recent news, about movies and DVDs you've watched, and more!
Question of the Week
If you could ask your favorite author one question -- who is the author and what is the question? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
10 New Voices in Biblical Fiction
Meet ten writers who bring Bible characters to life: Jill Eileen Smith, Tessa Afshar, Cliff Graham, Mesu Andrews, Ginger Garrett, Diana Wallis Taylor, Tosca Lee, Joan D. Lynch, Roseanna White and Joan Wolf. Click here to learn about their latest biblical fiction..



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
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? Download the first in Nicole Young's Patricia Amble mysteries free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, for Borders' Kobo and Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free: THE PRISONER IN THE THIRD CELL
As John the Baptist awaits his execution, he struggles to understand a Lord who isn't the Messiah he expected: Download Gene Edwards' biblical drama free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: FOOLS RUSH IN
Hilarity ensues when cultures clash: For a limited time, download the first in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook.com, for Borders' Kobo and  for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change
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.
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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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