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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Daughter of Northern ShoresAbout the Book

Book: Daughters of Northern Shores
Author: Joanne Bischof
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Daughters of Nother Shores CoverAven Norgaard understands courage. Orphaned within an Irish workhouse, then widowed at just nineteen, she voyaged to America where she was wooed and wed by Thor Norgaard, a Deaf man in rural Appalachia. That the Lord saw her along the winding journey and that Aven now carries Thor’s child are blessings beyond measure. Yet while Thor holds her heart, it is his younger brother and rival who haunts her memories. Haakon—whose selfish choices shattered her trust in him.
Having fled the Norgaard orchard after trying to take Aven as his own, Haakon sails on the North Atlantic ice trade, where his soul is plagued with regrets that distance cannot heal. Not even the beautiful Norwegian woman he’s pursued can ease the torment. When the winds bear him home after four years away, Haakon finds the family on the brink of tragedy. A decades-old feud with the neighboring farm has wrenched them into the fiercest confrontation on Blackbird Mountain since the Civil War. Haakon’s cunning and strength hold the power to seal many fates, including Thor’s—which is already imperiled due to a grave illness brought to him at the first prick of warfare.
Now Haakon faces the hardest choice of his life. One that shapes a battlefield where pride must be broken enough to be restored, and where a prodigal son may finally know the healing peace of surrender and the boundless gift of forgiveness. And when it comes to the woman he left behind in Norway, he just might discover that while his heart belongs to a daughter of the north, she’s been awaiting him on shores more distant than the land he’s fighting for.

About the Author

Bischof JoanneJoanne Bischof is an ACFW Carol Award and ECPA Christy Award-winning author. She writes deeply layered fiction that tugs at the heartstrings. She was honored to receive the San Diego Christian Writers Guild Novel of the Year Award in 2014 and in 2015 was named Author of the Year by the Mount Hermon conference. Joanne’s 2016 novel, The Lady and the Lionheart, received an extraordinary 5 Star TOP PICK! from RT Book Reviews, among other critical acclaim. She lives in the mountains of Southern California with her three children. Visit her online at; Facebook: Author, JoanneBischof; Instagram: @JoanneBischof.

More from Joanne

One of the questions I receive most often is “How do you get it all done?” As a single, homeschooling mom, I’ve long-since learned that there would be easier ways to have a day job than being an author, but God has been gracious in providing abundantly in so many areas. Here are four that I am most thankful for as I look back over the last few years, including this season of writing Sons of Blackbird Mountain and Daughters of Northern Shores.

Now, most authors would agree that “togetherness” isn’t exactly conducive to quality writing time – especially when kids are involved! And while I do need quiet focus to be able to work through a scene or chapter, what I’ve been thankful for is the chance to share story and research discoveries with my children. It’s created more unity around the stories. Instead of needing to usher the kids away, isolating them from the novels I’m writing, I’m able to invite them into them. For the Blackbird Mountain series, I walked them through the Pinterest boards, showing them the different characters. Then we did a history unit on Vikings since that’s the Norgaard Family’s background. We had a blast and it helped make “the story that Mom was working on”, something that they were more aware of and interested in. For my current work-in-progress, we just recently finished an all new history unit including visits to a few local museums and stories that the kids wrote on their own!

I used to want to write, write, write all the time. And often, that’s what I did! Well, I still would love to write as often as I can, but God has been teaching me something oh-so-important: patience. As part of this, I set aside certain parts of the week for writing office hours. These slots of writing time typically occur on Tuesday evenings, and include a few additional 1 ½ hours slots during the week, once homeschooling is done. In this manner, I am able to carve out some quiet writing time while still making sure the kids are having a great and productive day. But for any writer or working mom, we can agree . . . that’s not a lot of time when added up! In God’s wonderful provision, though, He seems to extend much richness to those little snatches of time. They might not be many, but they are mighty! It’s been a prayer of mine for several years now, that by keeping my writing below these other priorities, that God would help me fill in the cracks of time and energy—and He has been so faithful to supply. I still have my moments when I feel frazzled,  especially when deadlines are near, and that’s why I am thankful for this next lesson that God has been teaching me . . .

The thing about living with a writer, is that you often find them staring at a computer screen. That doesn’t look all that productive, does it? But what we’re doing on the other side of that screen is weaving a story-world of plot, characters, purpose, and heart. Typing words onto the page that we hope will touch lives, digging through old articles for research, or jotting down messy plotting notes that we pray will somehow amount to a story one day. By communicating with my kids (like sharing with them about the story and characters) I’m able to help them see what I’m doing and why. And since kids can be rambunctious and full of life (and questions, and needs for snacking, and ideas, and messes . . . *wink*) and since this writer works well with quiet, I have a little chalkboard that I hang on my doorknob when it’s one of my “office hour” slots. I jot down my start time and end time for that 1 ½ hour block, add a heart or smiley face, and often make note of what our next task will be like preparing a meal or doing an activity together. Then I shut my door and the little sign dangling from the knob outside helps the kids remember what I’m up to. It reminds them that I won’t be tucked away for long, but that I do need to focus for a little while. They’re always allowed to come knocking if a need arises, but for the most part, they’re happy on these afternoons with their own projects. When the hour or so is up, we reconvene and go back about our day, usually slipping into something fun that we do together. By having these slots of time in the week, and by communicating carefully with them in a way they can understand, it helps to bring us all what we need.

There are days when I blow it, and days when I need a lot of grace. Maybe I’ve spilled iced tea on one of the research books (don’t worry, this is a hypothetical example 😉 ) or maybe I didn’t save a scene properly, or just feel stuck and exhausted with a plot thread. These days can certainly tamper with the harmony, which begins with my heart and the need to remember the reason for why I write these stories: for God’s glory. When I begin to lose my calm, or grow frustrated or weary with the challenges afoot, I know it’s time to circle back to what it’s all for. It’s for the readers, it’s for my children, it’s for my joy, and most of all, it’s for God’s glory. By me being harried or stressed, very little of this is being accomplished! God has used the writing process to speak to my heart in ways that have reminded me of what I can surrender, and more and more of the ways that I can look to HIM for guidance. The lessons aren’t always easy, but through each season, and through each book, I have come to see more and more all the ways to be thankful.


Once again the author allows us to take a journey across the land where we find ourselves in the late 1850s. We get to explore Blackbird Mountains again as we rekindle our love for the characters from the first book in the series. I am happy to continue this adventure and see what the author has in store for us. 

One of the things I liked was how the author handled a character who was deaf. Thor is very realistic and doesn't use his deafness as a handicap. He loves his family and is fiercely protective of them. I liked his strength and honesty which made him so endearing.  I held my breath as Thor faces a devastating illness. Even though he has conquered drinking, it may have caused his body damage. I was on the edge of my seat as the author unfolded his diagnosis and outcome. I am so impressed with how the author writes a story that comes alive before your eyes.

Aven is a caring woman who is worried about her husband Thor. Can she do anything to help him? She must think about the baby she is carrying and is torn what to do at times. Little does she know that someone is about to enter her life to turn everything upside down. The tension and drama in the book is incredible and keeps readers turning pages as fast as they can. 

Haakon returns home after being at sea for awhile. I didn't feel like he was welcomed with open arms. He has much to explain and hopefully make his family understand why he has been gone. There is some history between him and Aven and his hope is to receive forgiveness from her. Can he come to terms with their relationship? I can imagine how his heart must have been beating as he approached everyone. Haakon is seeking forgiveness and is wary of the outcome. I loved the emotions that spilled across the pages as the story develops.

The story is filled with redemption, second chances, forgiveness and danger. I loved how the story centered around a family who faced many obstacles but never gave up hope. I cried as characters hurt and rejoiced when joy came . There are a few twists that bring the story to a dramatic end. I will miss this series but the story will linger with me forever.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

The Story Raider Kick-Off Package

The story raider fb bannerAbout the Book

Book: The Story Raider
Author: Lindsay A. Franklin
Genre: Christian YA Epic Fantasy
Release Date: July 23, 2019
The story raider coverDeceiving an empire is a treacherous game.
Tanwen and the Corsyth weavers race to collect the strands of an ancient cure that might save Gryfelle. But Tanwen has a secret—Gryfelle isn’t the only one afflicted by the weaver’s curse.
As Queen Braith struggles to assert her rule, a new arrival throws her tenuous claim to the Tirian throne into question. Braith’s heart is turned upside down, and she’s not sure she can trust anyone—least of all herself.
The puppet master behind Gareth’s rise to power has designs on Tanwen and the story weavers and will stop at nothing to reclaim the throne. A plot to incite the angry peasants of Tir takes shape, and those dearest to Tanwen will be caught in the crossfire. As the fight for Tir consumes the realm, no one can remain innocent.

About the Author

Franklin, Lindsay2018 - Author PhotoLindsay A. Franklin is a best-selling author, freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed wombat with his own Instagram following. You can find Lindsay on social media, too, if Wombatman hasn’t hijacked all her accounts. She’s @LinzyAFranklin on Instagram and Twitter, and she Facebooks at

More from Lindsay

I often get asked how I came up with the idea for The Story Peddler, book 1 in The Weaver Trilogy. It’s a dangerous thing to dig too deep into a fantasy novelist’s imagination (it’s pretty weird in here, you guys), but the short answer is I was sitting in a workshop at a writers’ conference, and an acquisitions editor made a comment—something like: “I have to peddle your stories to executives. At the end of the day, I’m just a story peddler.” When I heard that phrase, my imagination exploded. I thought of what a “story peddler” might look like if we added a little wonder and a sprinkling of fairy dust to the equation. Then Tanwen emerged as a character who might be a fun vehicle for this story-peddling process, and I imagined a story that would suit her. The Story Peddler was born.
But someone recently asked me why I visualized the supernatural art of storytelling in the way I did—as strands of color, light, fabric, or glitter coming out of the hands of the person telling the story, then crystallizing into a solid object for her to sell. And I have no real answer for that, except, again, “It’s pretty weird in here, you guys.” The Weaver Trilogy is a celebration of creativity and art, and that gave me reason to think about what other types of strand-weavers in this story world might look like.
If you’re new to the series, here’s a primer on the weavers you’ll find in these books.
Storytellers: Strands pour from their hands as they tell stories. When they reach the moral or ending of the story, the strands come together to form a crystallized sculpture. A story peddler then sells the sculptures to make her living.
Songspinners: Strands are lighter, airier, and come from their mouths instead of their hands as they sing. Songspinner strands are emotive and speak to the hearts of the hearers. Once the song is over, the strands disappear.
Colormasters: Strands are like streams of paint, ribbons of fire, or jets of water. When they hit a solid object, they create an image on the object. Colormasters seek to reflect the beauty of their surroundings, capturing the physical world exactly as it is or simply as it feels.
Stoneshapers: Their hands light up as they manipulate rock and stone with their fingertips. They create beauty by molding something that already exists and releasing the art trapped inside.
If that sounds like fun, welcome to my weirdness! Tanwen can’t wait to weave a sparkling adventure for you.


Welcome to the second book in The Weaver Trilogy. This book to me outshines the first for many reasons. The characters are so wonderfully crafted and easy to visualize. The author shows how talented her creativity is by placing readers in the middle of the action.  I kept thinking how brilliant the author is at writing a story that takes us into a fantasy world where everything is bright, colorful and full of adventure.

I was so intrigued about how the Queen had to fight to be accepted and the dangers she encountered. It wasn't easy for her as she had to make difficult decisions knowing what the consequences were. I admired her strength and ability to stand firm as a leader. The author does a great job of throwing roadblocks around the Queen as some did not bow to her reign. 

The other part of the story involves finding a cure to save Gryffelle. Tanwen has joined the ship to help in the search for a cure. Maybe there is another reason she has planted herself on the ship. Is it because she is ill as well or is there someone on board she has feelings for? I loved the adventure of traveling with them to different places and exploring the world through the eyes of imagination and intrigue. There is plenty going on in the book that held my attention and left me wishing the book would have gone on a bit longer. 

Brac is hands down my favorite character. He is heart broken that Tanwen has left him to sail away to the unknown, leaving him wondering why she left. But is there more in store for Brac? I enjoyed how the author develops this character and we see glimpses of a power he didn't know he had. His loyalty to the Queen could be dangerous for him, but I loved how he didn't back down. He believed that no matter who her father was, she had always been fair and cared for the people. 

The story is a fascinating journey with danger, a bit of romance and twists that make the story exciting. The ending is one that makes your heart beat a little faster. The author leaves us hanging with a cliffhanger. I can't wait for the next book to come out. I must know what happens to......

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.


To celebrate her tour, Lindsay is giving away a grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card, The Corsyth custom Story Peddler candle from Novelly Yours, The Cethorelle custom Story Raider candle from Novelly Yours, choice of two tea tins from the Adagio Story Peddler Tea Shoppe, “Hedgenibblers, fluffhoppers, mountainbeasts, oh my!” mug
Story Peddler book sleeve, Story Raider enamel pin, and assorted bookmarks, stickers, and art prints.
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Full Circle Celebration Tour BannerAbout the Book

Book: Full Circle
Author: Athena Dean Holtz
Genre: Memoir
Release Date: February 11, 2017
Full Circle CoverAthena’s driving desire for affirmation and attention pulled her away from her family, husband, and children into what she thought would bring happiness. Deceived by Scientology, forays into mysticism, and twelve years in a restrictive and legalistic cult, she lost everything—her marriage, relationships, home, business, money, and reputation.
 This is the candid and inspirational story of how her eyes were opened, how God restored what had been lost, and gave her the desires of her heart, including a new love.

Click here to get your copy.

About the Authors

Athena HoltzAthena Dean Holtz has been at the forefront of Christian custom publishing for the last 30 years. The co-founder of WinePress Publishing, she now leads Redemption Press. Author of three previous books, and a highly-rated personal blog, she serves as president of the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association, is a president’s club member of the Christian Women in Media Association, and a member of Advanced Writer & Speaker Association. She recently retired as host and interviewer on “Always Faithful Radio,” KCIS, Seattle. Married to Ross Holtz, pastor of The Summit, Athena enjoys her grandchildren and time spent sailing. The couple makes their home in Enumclaw, Wash.
 Inger J. Logelin is a freelance writer, author, and senior editor of Redemption Press. Ministry experience includes pioneer church planting among the Inuit, and a wilderness camp for First Nations youth of Canada, as well as short-term missions around the world. She and her husband make their home on Whidbey Island, Wash.

More from Athena

When people hear about my Job-like experience with the modern-day Cinderella story ending, I often hear remarks like “WOW, that should be a movie!” It has been six and a half years of full-on redemption and restoration and, honestly, I still pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming this!
After 12 years of spiritual abuse that left me a shell of a person, devastated and distraught, I began a breathtaking journey of healing for all the loss I’d endured. The loss of my 18 year marriage, destroyed relationships with my adult children, the death of my well known publishing company and destruction of my career, along with the fatality of my credit score as I lost my home, my income, and all material things that meant anything to me. Those 12 years of deception cost me big time, but we serve a Romans 8:28 God who uses all things, even that, for good.
I’m on the other side now, healed and restored, proclaiming the faithfulness of a God who used what the enemy meant for evil … for good! I love the creativity He uses in the redemption process … to think He would allow me to be a pastor’s wife now … hand-picked by my pastor-hubby’s late wife of 49 years … with restored relationships with my adult children and grandchildren … to be a radio show host interviewing authors whose stories ring of the faithfulness of God … to steward well another publishing endeavor called Redemption Press … so many full circles where God’s sovereignly connects the dots and brings insight that mends my soul.
I’m excited to share my story with you, to be authentic and transparent, and to reflect the glory of God. I pray that you’re encouraged by all that God has done, and that you’re left with a healthy dose of hope in His faithfulness and His ability to bring good out of bad, every time.
And now, I’ll leave you with an inviting peek into some trivia about my life…
My Uncle Skeeter is a famous actor, James B. Sikking. Known for his part as Howard Hunter on Hill Street Blues and Doogie Howser’s Dad.
When I was 14 years old, I owned 7 horses and showed most of them in horse shows across the country, with my last official show being Madison Square Gardens.
I absolutely LOVE Vizslas…also known as Hungarian Pointers…I’ve had 2 of them over the last 14 years and am addicted. They are THE COOLEST dogs!
I used to work for Helen Reddy, as an administrative assistant to her manager/husband, and before that, for the manager of Rufus & Chaka Khan when they recorded their first hit, Tell Me Somethin’ Good.
My Grandma’s house overlooked the Santa Monica beach and originally belonged to the silent movie star, Mary Pickford.
When I was five years old, my grandma, Dr. Sue Sikking, was the honored guest on the popular TV show “This is Your Life” with host Ralph Edwards. I was part of the cast when our family surprised her with our attendance, and fervently tugged on Mr. Edwards suit jacket to try to get his attention!


As I began to read this book I could sense a stirring in my spirit. I love to read books where the author is transparent and shares  their struggles. From their experiences readers can relate to them and know that God is a forgiving and compassionate God. It can be a subtle suggestion and before you know it, you find yourself in the middle of what you thought was from God. I really enjoyed the author's story and felt my heart quicken as she took readers into the world of corruption, deceit and abuse.

Athena's story demonstrates the desire for acceptance we all seek. She is honest as she describes the abuse she went through and how God helped her as she took her life back. The account she gives about the cult she was entangled with was eye opening. The enemy is crafty and will use anything or anyone to trap us into a feeling of contentment. It's funny how we sometimes go around the same  mountain several times, before we realize what we are doing wrong. The enticement of money and power is hard to turn down when you strive to be someone. The author writes with passion and gives a clear view of how we can become blinded by untruths. This is one book I couldn't put down. It is a wake up call for all of us. We need to guard ourselves against the tricks of the enemy and be aware of what God is saying to us.

 Through God's grace and mercy the author  is able to turn her life around and find forgiveness and redemption. It is a powerful story that reminds us that what the enemy uses for bad, God will use for good. Thank you for sharing your story and reaching out to others that may be trapped in lies or feel unsure of themselves.  Your story is heartbreaking at times, but gives us hope that God restores the broken-hearted and sets  the captive free.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

CarpeDiem, August 10
Artistic Nobody, August 11 (Author Interview)
Texas Book-aholic, August 13
Power of Words, August 15 (Spotlight)
A Reader’s Brain, August 16
janicesbookreviews, August 19


To celebrate her tour, Athena is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and  signed copy of her book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Monday, August 12, 2019

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About the Book

Book: The David Years
Author: Lillian Duncan
Genre: Woman’s Lit
Release Date: August 2, 2019
The David YearsNia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?”
“Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible?”
“I guess.”
“There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. It’s a time for you to grow in your relationship with God.”
“And then later I get to be king?” Nia giggled.
“I meant that figuratively not literally but these are your learning years–your David Years.”’
“My David Years. I like that.”
Nia Johnson has spent the past four years developing a closer relationship to God. She wants to believe she’s still anointed to become a healer at Puzzle House but as each year passes, she has more and more doubts.
Now that she’s graduated from high school and is an adult she is sure it’s time to take the mantle of healing Rachel passed to her so many years before. But the harder she tries, the more it eludes her.

About the Author

Lillian DuncanLillian lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband. She writes the types of books she loves to read. Even though her books cross genres, they have one thing in common, faith-based stories that demonstrate God’s love—and lots of action. OK—that’s two things.
She was a school speech pathologist for over 30 years but retired in 2012 after being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a rare genetic disease.
Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word. To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit:

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The David Years is the second novel in the Puzzle House series. In Puzzle House, Nia was anointed to become a healer. The David Years starts out where Puzzle House stopped.
Nia looked at her aunt and asked, “So what am I ‘spose to do now?”
“Have you ever heard of King David from the Bible? There were a lot of years between the time David was anointed as the king and he actually became the king. David was tested many times during those years. Those years were very important to David’s growth as a man so that he would be the king God wanted him to be when the time was right.”
“So what are you saying, Auntie?”
“I’m saying these are your David years.”
And so the story begins. Most of the book takes place after Nia’s high school graduation during her first year in college. She’s impatient to begin her time as healer and tries to make that happen in her timing—not God’s.
But God will not be rushed and whether Nia likes it or not, she’s still in her David Years—her learning years. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘we learn from our mistakes.’ Well, Nia learns a lot that year. In other words, she makes a lot of mistakes.
My college years are long, long past so I thought it might be hard to get into the mindset of a college student, but it really wasn’t. I thought back to all the mistakes I made during my college years and the story took off from there!
Even though Nia is a college student, her story will resonate for anybody who’s facing changes in their life, no matter the age. We all have learning years throughout our lifetime—our very own David Years.
Life changes whether we want it to or not. A new marriage. A baby. A divorce. A new job. Retirement. No matter what age we are, we all struggle with finding our place in the world, especially when life changes. The good news is that as Christians, we may not have all the answers, but we know where to find them.


This has been a real journey for me as I soaked up every word in this powerful story. Many of us have heard the story of David and how he became king. The author uses that story to illustrate how a young woman was following the path of David. I never really thought about the many years David waited to be king. It is something I just passed over in the bible but the author does an amazing job of  using David as an example that made many things clear to me.

For many of us we have been told we each have been given a gift to help spread the word about Jesus. I remember when I finally realized what my gift was. I was so excited that I wanted to jump in and not wait for His direction. I didn't wait for my David years because someone said they knew I was gifted as a teacher. I did learn a lesson about patience and getting rid of pride. It was a hard lesson, but one I needed.

Nia was very easy to relate to and I loved reading about her journey with God. It had been spoken over her that she had the gift of healing. What I really liked was how the author explained that healing took place not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Nia I think became overwhelmed with her gift and started to doubt God. I have been in that place recently myself. I have questioned over the last four months why God didn't heal my brother. I don't have an answer but I do know that God is still here right beside me. Nia gets mixed in with a group that said they believed in God, but was doing things that made Nia uncomfortable. I wanted to tell her to run as fast as she could from the group. There are many people who claim to follow the bible, but Nia was being deceived. Pay close attention to this part of the story because Nia will find out her David years are not quite over. She will have to really depend on God's direction, before she gets trapped into something that will become a false gift not used  for God's purpose.

The book has so many wonderful characters and each one goes through difficult times  as they question if God is real. I appreciate the author talking about having an intimate relationship with someone and the consequences they faced. My heart broke as I read how hard it was to watch this person slip away into darkness that lead to drugs. 

Tanya was a character that I found to be very realistic and loved how she wasn't sure about Nia. She called her a "Jesus Freak " many times in the story. She was nervous around Nia. I think because she knew she was making wrong choices but didn't want to face them. Tanya's party days catch up with her and the one person she knew would help her was Nia. I really liked how Nia was compassionate and helped Tanya get help.

I can't forget to mention Bart. He was a genuine nice guy who really liked Nia. Their relationship seems to being strong until a tragedy strikes Bart. The reason I liked this part so much was because even though Bart was a strong Christian and was even going to become a pastor, he became angry at God. He started to lose faith and couldn't understand why God would take away someone he loved. Where was the God that healed? He wanted to give up and pushed everyone away. This part of the story is very important.  This is really when I started to  understand David and the years he waited patiently. He went through tests and I believe Bart was being tested as well. 

I am very impressed with this book and I didn't want it to end. I think this book should be a requirement for all leaders in a church and college students going through theology. Leaders need to be reminded that it isn't their power that heals, or their prayers that cause miracles. It is through God these happen. We are a vessel for Him, but He is the healer. 

" One thing you need to know is that sometimes God chooses to heal us physically, and sometimes  He doesn't, but He will always -always heal us spiritualy."

I believe that statement 100 percent. Right before my brother died, I had to make sure He knew Jesus and was going to heaven. I led him in the sinners prayer and at the end my brother cried. I felt him finally at peace. He was saved and I knew where he was going.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

CarpeDIem, August 3
Book Love, August 4 (guest post from Donna Cline)
Artistic Nobody, August 5 (Spotlight)
Power of Words, August 8 (Spotlight)
Simple Harvest Reads, August 10 (Spotlight)
Texas Book-aholic, August 12
Bigreadersite , August 13
janicesbookreviews, August 14
A Reader’s Brain, August 15


To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and the choice of one of her eBooks!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.