Francine Rivers Giveaway

Francine
Celebrating the new Christian fiction release from Francine Rivers

In case you haven’t heard yet… Francine Rivers has a new novel out (and there was much rejoicing in the land)!  Be sure to check out yesterday’s post where Francine shared about Bridge to Haven.  I read an advanced copy of it and oh, my… it’s so good!

To celebrate the release, Tyndale House Publishers has sent us some copies to giveaway.  Whoo hoo!

Bridge to HavenFor your chance to win one of four copies of Bridge to Haven, simply leave your name in the comments section of this post.  And for fun, since the new book is partially set in Hollywood, let us know what one of your favorite movies is!

 

You have until midnight Thursday, April 24 to enter.  We’ll announce our 4 winners on Friday morning.

 

By entering today’s giveaway, you affirm and acknowledge LifeWay Christian Resources’ official promotion rules here.

Today’s giveaway starts at the posting time of this blog and ends Thursday (4/24/14) at 11:59 p.m. central time.  You must be 18 years old to enter and you may only enter once.  The winner will be selected at random.  For questions about the rules and regulations of this giveaway, please contact Rachel McRae  at One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234.

 

Easter Weekend

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Celebrating the Easter Weekend

Easter 2I hope you have a joyous Easter weekend celebrating our risen Savior.

Just think… the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the SAME power that is working in you… right now!  What undeserved love and mercy He bestowed on us.

Happy Easter to you!

2014 Christy Awards Finalists

Nominees for prestigious Christian fiction award are announced

Christy AwardHollywood’s award season might be over (finally!) but here in the Christian book industry, we’re just getting started!  The finalists for the 2014 Christy Awards were announced earlier this week.    This will be the 15th year the award is given out to those novelists who represent the best of the best in Christian fiction.  The awards will be given out in late June.

Here are the nominees.  How many have you read?  And do you agree with the list or is there a book you would have nominated?  I’d love to get your opinion!

 

Contemporary

Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry  (Tyndale House Publishers)

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate  (Tyndale House Publishers)

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish  (Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins Christian Publishing)

 

Contemporary/Romance/Suspense

Dangerous Passage by Lisa Harris  (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck  (Zondervan, Harper Collins Christian Publishing)

Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble  (Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins Christian Publishing)

Vanished by Irene Hannon  (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

* This category includes four nominees due to a tie in scoring

 

Contemporary Series

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing)

Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel by Melody Carlson  (B&H Publishing Group)

Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren  (Tyndale House Publisher)

 

First Novel

Burning Sky by Lori Benton  (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing)

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay  (Thomas Nelson, Harper Collins Christian Publishing)

 

Historical

All for a Song by Allison Pittman  (Tyndale House Publishers)

Burning Sky by Lori Benton  (Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group)

Sweet Mercy by Ann Tatlock  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

 

Historical Romance

Harvest of Gold by Tessa Afshar  (River North, from Moody Publishing)

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller  (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

 

Suspense

Dark Justice by Brandilyn Collins  (B&H Publishing Group)

Outlaw by Ted Dekker  (FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group)

Singularity by Steven James  (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

 

Visionary

A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Dragonwatch by Anne Elisabeth Stengl  (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Numb by John W. Otte  (Marcher Lord Press)

 

 

Giveaway Winners!

Announcing our winners!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our giveaway yesterday!  It was fun to see where all of you live… from just around the corner to all the way up in Canada!

We have randomly chosen our three winners who will each receive a copy of Cindy Woodsmall’s latest novel, Seasons of Tomorrow.  Congrats to:

Seasons of TomorrowSharon Holweger
Carrie Mosher
Brenda Ayers

 

I’ll be contacting you soon to get your info!

The Week Ahead

Monday
Gotta love Mondays

MondayToday is one of those days where I just can’t get something going for the blog.  Some days are like that… especially a Monday, blah!  But we do have some good stuff coming up this week to look forward to!

Tuesday – Novelist Lori Benton will be here to share about her latest book, The Pursuit of Tameson Littlejohn (which is fabulous, by the way).

Wednesday – We’ll be celebrating the new novel from Cindy Woodsmall with a giveaway!  There will be 3 copies of Seasons of Tomorrow up for grabs.

Thursday – I’m still praying about… ha!

Friday – We’ll be taking the day off for Good Friday!

Hope you all survive Monday in your corner of the world.  We!  Can!  Do!  It!