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Friday, October 28, 2011

Terri Blackstock, Jerusalem Countdown, watch VeggieTales free (Oct 25)

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Spotlight: UNEXPECTED DISMOUNTS
New from Nancy Rue: "If you leave the church the same as you entered it," Allison Chamberlain says, "what is the point?" But she's still struggling to follow God's call—and to help others feel it—as one roadblock after another is thrown in her way in Book 2 of the Reluctant Prophet series.
Terri Blackstock: Cunning Con
In her latest novel, Shadows in Serenity, suspense author Terri Blackstock asks what happens when a con artist runs into another con artist. "I read everything I could get my hands on about carnivals and con artists," she says. Read the whole news item here.
David A.R. White: Jerusalem Countdown
Actor and PureFlix co-founder David A.R. White talks about movie thriller Jerusalem Countdown: "There are a lot of end times movies out there," David says. "But this one is a little different because we deal with so many modern events." Read the whole feature here!

16 Historical Fiction Authors
Christy at Southern Sassy Things picks sixteen authors for her list "Christian Historical Fiction Authors that Aren't Allowed to Retire (In My Opinion)." Go take a look -- and post a comment sharing the authors you'd pick! (Click here to see how to get your blog or website in this space!)
Giveaway: THE AMBITION
You could win one of 10 copies of Lee Strobel's novel The Ambition -- a thriller that draws from the author's past experience as a reporter in Chicago. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Oct. 31 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful
On November 1, the FamilyFiction page on Facebook will pick 10 Karen Kingsbury fans to win a copy of the new three-in-one edition of Forever Faithful: The Complete Trilogy! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Karen Kingsbury!
FamilyFiction September/October 2011
Beverly Lewis and The Shunning * The film Courageous * Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee * The Christy Awards * Kathy Tyers * Mary Connealy * PLUS: Children's books, suspense fiction, romance, comics, and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!


Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.) More titles here!
Free Fiction: RANSOMED DREAMS
Sheridan returns to Chicago to untangle the web of her father's past and is forced to confront the truth about her marriage: For a limited time, download Sally John's Ransomed Dreams 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: WHILE WE'RE FAR APART
They will find themselves discovering truths about God's love... even when He is silent: For a limited time, download Lynn Austin's While We're Far Apart 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: IMAGINARY JESUS
Be warned -- may bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life: For a limited time, download Matt Mikalatos' Imaginary Jesus 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: LADY IN THE MIDST
Finding true love seems impossible in a world set against them: For a limited time, download Laurie Alice Eakes' Lady in the Mist 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 Movie: JONAH: A VEGGIETALES MOVIE
Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the Veggie gang set sail on a whale of an adventure where everyone learns that one of the best gifts is a second chance: For a limited time, watch Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie free online at Hulu and Netflix Instant Watch. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kathy Herman, Wanda Brunstetter, free downloads and more (Oct 18)

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Spotlight: DANGEROUS MERCY
The chilling sequel to False Pretenses: One of Adele's handymen is a suspect in a string of murders, but she refuses to believe he's guilty. Kathy Herman pens a psychological thriller that illustrates the effect of unconditional kindness on a wounded—and dangerous—soul. Click here for more!
Calling all Wanda E. Brunstetter fans!
Attention all fans of Amish fiction -- click through and share how much you love reading Wanda E. Brunstetter! What are your favorite books by her?
LUTHER: ECHOES OF THE HAMMER
The comic book biography Luther: Echoes of the Hammer tells the the story from birth to death of Martin Luther, a man who headed a revolution that changed the world. Written by Susan K. Leigh and illustrated by Dave Hill. Click here to watch the video trailer online!

FamilyFiction September/October 2011
Beverly Lewis and The Shunning * The film Courageous * Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee * The Christy Awards * Kathy Tyers * Mary Connealy * PLUS: Children's books, suspense fiction, romance, comics, and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
10 Need-to-Read Authors
From author Vanessa Hancock's blog Sand Castles and Snow Forts: Here's her list "Let's Celebrate Favorite Authors: The 10 Need-to-Read Authors." Go take a look -- and leave a comment sharing the authors you'd pick! (See how to get your blog in this space!)
Giveaway: THE AMBITION
You could win one of 10 copies of Lee Strobel's novel The Ambition -- a thriller that draws from the author's past experience as a reporter in Chicago. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Oct. 31 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful
On November 1, the FamilyFiction page on Facebook will pick 10 Karen Kingsbury fans to win a copy of the new three-in-one edition of Forever Faithful: The Complete Trilogy! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Karen Kingsbury!


Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: RAIN SONG
He lives in the one place she vowed she'd never return: For a limited time, download Alice J. Wisler's debut romance Rain Song 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: GIRLS TO THE RESCUE #4
These stories from around the world inspire young girls to become a new kind of heroine: For a limited time, download the fourth volume in the Girls to the Rescue series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: MAID TO MATCH
Falling in love could cost her everything: For a limited time, download Deeanne Gist's historical romance Maid to Match 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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Berenstain Bears, pro-life movie October Baby, more (Oct 11)

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Spotlight: DESIRED
From Ginger Garrett: The story of Samson as you've never experienced it before, told through the voices of the Jewish mother who relentlessly nags her son, the young bride who marries a foreigner, and the seductress who desires only death. Meet Samson through their eyes, and you'll never read the story the same way again.
Help us reach 25,000 "Likes"!
Hey, friends -- if you have a Facebook account, please help us reach 25,000 "likes"! Please ask your Facebook friends to join our page on Facebook if they love Christian fiction and family friendly movies. Check here to help us out.
OCTOBER BABY
This month, the pro-life movie October Baby opens in limited release: A 19-year-old woman discovers she's adopted -- and the survivor of a failed abortion -- and embarks on a road trip to find her biological mother. Click here for more and to watch the movie trailer online.
Berenstain Bears for Christmas!
The iconic Berenstain Bears return for the holidays with The Berenstain Bears Get Ready For Christmas, by mother and son team Jan and Mike Berenstain. The bear family finds fun and adventure as they assemble the family Nativity scene. Click here for more details!
FamilyFiction September/October 2011
Beverly Lewis and The Shunning * The film Courageous * Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee * The Christy Awards * Kathy Tyers * Mary Connealy * PLUS: Children's books, suspense fiction, romance, comics, and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
10 Top Christian Fiction Authors that Rock!
Courtesy of Sandra Titus and her blog Encourage: Here's her list of "10 Top Christian Fiction Authors that Rock!." Check out the list -- and then leave a comment and share the authors that you'd pick! (Click here to see how to get your blog in this space!)
10 Inspirational Writers Romancing America
Courtesy of the blog Christian Romance Fiction, here are ten writers who have published books in the Romancing America series. Click thru to see who's on the list -- while you're there, share the names of YOUR favorite Christian romance authors! (See how to get your blog in this space!)
Giveaway: THE AMBITION
You could win one of 10 copies of Lee Strobel's novel The Ambition -- a thriller that draws from the author's past experience as a reporter in Chicago. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Oct. 31 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful
On November 1, the FamilyFiction page on Facebook will pick 10 Karen Kingsbury fans to win a copy of the new three-in-one edition of Forever Faithful: The Complete Trilogy! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Karen Kingsbury!
Giveaway: Last Month's Winners
Here's who won a copy of Ciao, Bella: Angie Lusco, Charity Lane, JE Aiken, Cheryl Wilson, Susan Atkinson, Michelle Wulf, Marlene Dovell. And Lucy Sneeringer won the copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy -- Extended Edition. Congratulations! Now here are some of the nifty prizes coming up in future drawings.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: RAIN SONG
He lives in the one place she vowed she'd never return: For a limited time, download Alice J. Wisler's debut romance Rain Song 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: GIRLS TO THE RESCUE #4
These stories from around the world inspire young girls to become a new kind of heroine: For a limited time, download the fourth volume in the Girls to the Rescue series free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Christianbook, Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: MAID TO MATCH
Falling in love could cost her everything: For a limited time, download Deeanne Gist's historical romance Maid to Match 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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Courageous at the box office, win a Karen Kingsbury book, and more (October 4)

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Spotlight: WINGS OF A DREAM
Historical fiction from Anne Mateer: When dashing aviator Arthur Samson promises adventure in the big city, Rebekah Hendricks knows he's the man she's meant to marry. But will mounting obstacles force her to choose between escaping the life she's always led and the unexpected love that could change the dream of her heart?
In theaters: COURAGEOUS
The new Christian film Courageous had a blockbuster debut last weekend-opening in just 1,161 theaters, it had a much better weekend than big Hollywood releases that opened in way more theaters. Check out our exclusive interview, watch a scene from the film, and more.
Giveaway: Karen Kingsbury's Forever Faithful
On November 1, the FamilyFiction page on Facebook will pick 10 Karen Kingsbury fans to win a copy of the new three-in-one edition of Forever Faithful: The Complete Trilogy! All you have to do: Click through and click "like" if you love reading Karen Kingsbury!
Tech: Four new Kindle models
Last week, Amazon announced a new batch of Kindle ebook readers -- including a budget option for $79, a touchpad version, and a high-end, full-color model that could be a game-changer in all kinds of ways. Click here for more details!
Video: A Word From the Editor
FamilyFiction editor Chris Well takes a few seconds to explain why FamilyFiction is the magazine of the future! He also shares about all the great articles and interviews in the new issue, and how you can read the magazine free of charge. Don't delay -- watch the video now!
FamilyFiction September/October 2011
Beverly Lewis and The Shunning * The film Courageous * Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee * The Christy Awards * Kathy Tyers * Mary Connealy * PLUS: Children's books, suspense fiction, romance, comics, and much more! Read online -- or download to your computer -- FREE!
Top Ten Authors I Stalk...I Mean Follow
Courtesy of blogger Josh Olds and his Christian fiction blog Life is Story: Here's a listing of "Top Ten Authors I Stalk...I Mean Follow." Check out Josh's list -- and then share the authors that you choose to, er, politely follow. (Click here to see how to get your blog in this space!)
10 Authors Who Write Time Travel Stories
The sci-fi blog Visions of Another World presents Time Flies: 10 Christian Authors Who've Written Time Travel Stories. Click thru to see who's on the list -- while you're there, share the names of YOUR favorite Christian SF authors! (See how to get your blog in this space!)
Giveaway: THE AMBITION
You could win one of 10 copies of Lee Strobel's novel The Ambition -- a thriller that draws from the author's past experience as a reporter in Chicago. To enter the drawing, go to our contest page and enter your name and email. Entries must be received by Oct. 31 at midnight CST.
Giveaway: Last Month's Winners
We're still contacting the winners from our September contest. Winners announced next issue of this newsletter. In the meantime, maybe you want to check out some of the nifty prizes coming up in future drawings.



Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: EMBERS OF LOVE
Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match: For a limited time, download the first volume in Tracie Peterson's Striking a Match series 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 BROTHERHOOD
Boone Drake is a young cop who has it made -- until everything goes horribly, terribly wrong: For a limited time, download the first volume in Jerry B. Jenkins' Precinct 11 series 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: WHEN ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE
Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs: For a limited time, download the first volume in Janelle Mowery's Colorado Runaway series 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.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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