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Merciless by Robin Parrish

May 16th, 2008

From the earth’s depths crawls a figure with skin like granite, flames for eyes, and the face of Grant Borrows.

Oblivion has arrived.

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BLOG TOUR | Do Hard Things

May 15th, 2008

The feature author is: Alex and Brett Harris and their book:  Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (Multnomah Books - April 15, 2008)

ABOUT THE AUTHORs:

Alex and Brett Harris founded TheRebelution.com in August 2005 and today at age 19 are the most popular Christian teen writers on the Web. The twins are frequent contributors to Focus on the Family’s Boundless webzine, serve as the main speakers for the Rebelution Tour conferences, and have been featured in WORLD magazine, Breakaway, The Old Schoolhouse, and the New York Daily News. Sons of homeschool pioneer Gregg Harris and younger brothers of best-selling author Joshua Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye), Alex and Brett live near Portland, Oregon.

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

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INTERVIEW | Robert S. Scott, Sr.

May 14th, 2008

Bobby, describe yourself for our visitors.

I didn’t grow up in the church at all. I grew up in gyms and on athletic fields. I was very successful in sports. I won a national and three state championships. I am ashamed to confess now how I used success to further my life of sin. Then the Lord graciously convicted me of my sins through the preaching of the gospel when I was 20. By His grace, I repented and trusted in Christ, and He saved me, and changed me. Within a couple years I was teaching Bible studies at UCLA and from there the Lord called me into the Gospel ministry. So in many ways I am not very churchie. I come across as a regular ole guy. My friends and family know me as Bobby and the saints at LACBC where I serve call me pastor Bobby.

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CFBA - The Warriors

May 7th, 2008

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Warriors (Bethany House April 1, 2008) by Mark Andrew Olsen

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MARK ANDREW OLSEN whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah (now the major motion picture: One Night With the King), The Hadassah Covenant, and Rescued. His last novel was the supernatural thriller The Watchers.

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What’s your Holy Discontent?

May 6th, 2008

Whether it is social injustice, AIDS, bad preaching, or wrecked marriages, what breaks the heart of someone who loves God most likely breaks God’s heart too—and it is often these “firestorms of frustration” that God will use to enlist you in setting what is wrong in this world right!

Zondervan is pleased to announce the launch of www.MyHolyDiscontent.org, a website that provides you with resources to discover your “holy discontent.”  Holy Discontent: Fueling the Fire That Ignites Personal Vision by Bill Hybels invites you to consider the dramatic impact your life will have when you allow your holy discontent to fuel instead of frustrate you.

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INTERVIEW | Matt Rogers

May 5th, 2008

Matt, describe yourself for our visitors.

I am a fairly serious guy, a bit on the introverted side, with a dry wit. I love classical music, particularly film scores. Right now I’m into Yo-Yo Ma’s performances of Bach’s Cello suites. I write whenever I have the chance, and I serve as co-pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship at Virginia Tech.

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SNEAK PEEK | Finding Hollywood Nobody

May 1st, 2008

Today’s feature author is:  LISA SAMSON and her book:  Finding Hollywood Nobody (Navpress Publishing Group- February 15, 2008)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lisa Samson is the author of twenty books, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird. Apples of Gold was her first novel for teens

These days, she’s working on Quaker Summer, volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, raising children and trying to be supportive of a husband in seminary. (Trying . . . some days she’s downright awful. It’s a good thing he’s such a fabulous cook!) She can tell you one thing, it’s never dull around there.

Other Novels by Lisa: Hollywood Nobody, Straight Up, Club Sandwich, Songbird, Tiger Lillie, The Church Ladies, Women’s Intuition: A Novel,

Visit her at her website.

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

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