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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.

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