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Amish Front Porch Stories

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This book is filled with sweet and simple short stories that put your mind on things of God. Labeling these as front porch stories makes me smile. My grandmother and I used to sit on her front porch and read and these are the kinds of stories we basked in. Amish Front Porch Stories  reminds me a bit of a storybook I had as a child, where each tale revealed a strong biblical principle or moral. Although these stories focus on Amish and their way of life, they show that we all experience the same ups and downs in life, but where we put our faith makes all the difference. Though these stories are short and simplistic, they are uplifting and full, showing us how to live peaceful, joyful lives by having faith, loving God, and loving one another. ★★★★ Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter & Richelle Brunstetter  Publisher: Shiloh Run Press Pages: 352 Source:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to

Tour & Giveaway: #AORPrism

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours The Art of Rivers (Coastal Hearts #3) By Janet W. Ferguson Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 299 Pages June 30th 2019 by Southern Sun Press LLC ​Rivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancΓ© during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancΓ©. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing. After the tragic drowning of his cousin, James Cooper Knight spends his days trying to make up for his past mistakes. He not only dedicates his life to addiction counseling, but guilt drives him to the water, searching for others who’ve been caught unaware of the quickly

Grand Finale & Giveaway - SoJourner

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours Book Tour Grand Finale for Sojourner By Janalyn Voigt We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below: Launch - Note from the Author ...Mara is one of my favorite characters in Tales of Faeraven. Her keen mind and strength of will serve her in good stead. She doesn’t always make the best choices but eventually learns from her mistakes. In that respect, I’d like to take a leaf from her book. —Janalyn Daughter of Increase - Review "The third book in the Tales of Faeraven is just as surprising as the first two. Just when you think things are okay the story pulls you left and right. Janalyn Voigt has such a way of crafting a fantasy world while weaving scripture into the story and making it relatable as always. . . . This book is centered around Mara and the secret of her life. . . . Overall, great addition to the series! Excited for DawnKin

Cover Reveal & Giveaway - Promise for Tomorrow

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Promise for Tomorrow By Michelle De Bruin Coming November 19, 2019... Living a life of faith isn’t going the way Logan and Karen hoped until some special visitors arrive and offer them their future back. Karen Millerson dreamed of teaching high school but now finds herself boarding with a farm family and teaching country school. She is engaged to marry Logan De Witt and is getting prepared to share in ministry with him. But when she gets blamed for the tragic fire at the school, Karen’s future grows uncertain. Logan De Witt is working to clear his family’s name with the bank. But when he breaks his leg, hindering his ability to work the farm, Logan is faced with life-changing decisions. When his best friend can’t offer the help he requested, can Logan find a way to care for his family and court Karen at the same time before his love for her destroys all of them? (Affiliate link included.) Pr

Whole-Identity: A Brain-Based Enneagram Model for (W)Holistic Human Thriving

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I find much of the information in  Whole-Identity   fascinating. I enjoy learning about how my brain develops, works, and ultimately what makes me ‘ me.’ “Your identity is the sum total of every good and every bad thing that has ever happened to you, including genetics.” The quote above may not be earth-shattering, but having it stated in such a straight-forward manner gives me a fresh look at what makes up my personality, as well as others’. Our experiences and genetics make us who we are, make us react the way we do, determine our efficiencies and inefficiencies, and what we seek out of life.  I don’t claim to comprehend everything in this book. But I certainly have a better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses, and how instinct, intuition, and intellect play a role in my life. I love learning and plan to utilize this information to grow into a healthier  me. About the Author Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe is the owner and clinician at Thrive Neuro Health in Atlanta

Lose Your Belly Fat Cookbook

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As soon as I get home from vacation, I plan to begin the 14-day jumpstart plan. It doesn't feel daunting. I don't dread it. I'm actually a bit excited to try it out, and I'm never one to do things like this. Actually, one of the things I like most about the  Lose Your Belly Fat Cookbook  isn't even the recipes--which sound really tasty. (I've only tried out the Asian wraps, so far.) I gained a lot of knowledge from the beginning of the book (which I usually skip past in cookbooks) where the information about fats, proteins, carbs, sugars, etc. is enlightening and incredibly interesting!  The book also illuminates the body's need for sleep, less stress, etc. which I also absorbed--not that I didn't already know most of this info, but it was laid out in a straightforward and easy-to-digest (so-to-speak) way. The Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (page 109) are tasty and easy to prepare. I’ll soon try out the soup recipes--which are often my favori

Imagine: The Miracles of Jesus

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Imagine…The Miracles of Jesus  is the fifth book in the Imagine series. I’ve read each one and love how the reader is plunged into the era and customs of each biblical adventure. As the title describes, this newest exploration focuses on the miracles of Jesus. The reader is quickly in as twelve-year-old John Le gropes through darkness in a panic, trying get out of a cave, but ends up going even deeper into the dank blackness. Then the story quickly shifts to thousands of years later—in present day Las Vegas, Nevada, where we discover how John journeyed back to Bible days and found himself in the cave. John Le, an artist who learned to draw from his Grandmother, is focused on finishing a drawing of a Lotus as a surprise for his mother in an attempt to cheer her up. He hopes to complete his drawing before his plane lands, but he is distracted by a turbulent storm, and Joy, a mysterious flight attendant. Then the plane goes into a tailspin… and soon John finds himself in A.D. 3

Grand Finale & Giveaway - As the Light Fades

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours Book Tour Grand Finale for As the Light Fades By Catherine West We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops you'll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below: Launch - Author Interview What was your motivation behind AS THE LIGHT FADES ? Why did you want to write it? I wrote As the Light Fades as a spin-off to my 2016 novel, The Things We Knew. Readers were asking for more books about the Carlisle family. I chose to tell Liz’s story, because I think she may have been the least popular Carlisle sibling. I’m always intrigued by the underlying stories of what causes people to act the way they do – what events from the past have shaped their future? What is their wound? I knew Liz’s story would be a fascinating one! And the addition of Drake, Matthew, and Mia Stone’s voices to the novel made it even more appealing for me. And of course, I love the setting of Nantucket, and I was eager to get back

Stretching for Beginners

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Stretching for Beginners  is organized into three parts:  The Know-How, The Stretches,  and  Easy Routines.     ➡        The Know-How  explains the need to stretch, the benefits, and how to stretch properly.      ➡        The Stretches  describe the correct techniques for stretching the neck, back, shoulders, chest, upper extremity, and lower extremity muscles properly.     ➡          Easy Routines  display targeted routines for particularly painful areas of your body, or for everyday relaxing stretches. This book is educational and motivational, with easy to follow instructions and helpful diagrams. I have chronic shoulder and neck pain and have found that the targeted stretches demonstrated in this book help tremendously.  ★★★★ ★ Author : Natasha Diamond-Walker, Philip Striano, DC  Publisher : Rockridge Press Pages : 200 Source :  I received a complimentary copy from Callisto Publisher’s Club. I was under no obligation to post a review.

A Perfect Tree

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A Perfect Tree  reveals the importance of prayer, faith, and being thankful. I was surprised to learn that the story was inspired by true events and I was stirred by the author’s note at the end of the story.   When DeeDee and her family move into a tiny house the limited space encourages a closeness with her family. She enjoys the dollhouse-like appearance, the nestled furniture, and their bedtime Bible readings. But as Christmastime approaches some unexpected disappointments come her way, such as not receiving an expected gift, and having too little space to place a traditional Christmas tree.  I love that this story shares such an important Christian message—that God hears our prayers, knows our circumstances, and works everything together for our good. Even when times are tough, whether our problems are great or small, we can turn to Him and He hears our concerns. This is a faith-building story. The illustrations are modest and fun, the message is meaningful, and the