Historical Novelist Lori Benton

A Must Read Novelist There are a handful of novelists that I'm so passionate about that I want anyone who loves to read to check them out.  One of the authors I recommend to people the most is Lori Benton.  Have you read her yet?  No?  Well, let me tell you 5 reasons why you really should.       5 Reasons Why You Must Read a Lori Benton Novel 1. Lori is hands down one of the top tier historical writers in the Christian market. Her quality of writing and story development easily rivals … [Read more...]

God Breathed by Josh McDowell

Special new release from a respected author When I was little I was infatuated with Indiana Jones.  I wanted to grow up to be like him so I could go on cool archeological digs and find treasures that haven't seen the light of day in thousands of years.  So when I heard about Josh McDowell's new book, God Breathed: The Undeniable Power and Reliability of Scripture, the Indiana Jones geek inside of me perked up! Experience God's Word in a powerful new way. Recapture the awe, mystery, passion … [Read more...]

Deifying ISIS by Johnnie Moore

Timely new release Growing up I always had adults tell me, "It's important for you to know what's going on the world.  Watch the news.  Read a paper."  As a teenager all I really heard was, "blah, blah, blah."  But as I've gotten older I realize, huh, they were right.  It's critical that Christians are aware of the major issues happening around the world.  God calls us into areas of poverty, sickness, natural disasters, trafficking, and yes, even persecution.   How are we to respond?  … [Read more...]

Rainy Monday

Beginning another week Not only is it a gray, rainy Monday (after a gray, rainy Sunday) here in Nashville but I woke up knowing I had so much work to do on a project before the end of the day.  Don't you hate it when you wake up already longing for the end of the day?  Sigh. Since I'm swamped today, I won't be too "book bloggy" today.  We'll pick back up talking about new books tomorrow (some good ones are coming this week!). Hope you have a great Monday!     … [Read more...]

New Romantic Suspense Novels

Authors to add to your list I'm always getting asked, "What authors do you recommend I check out?" or "I like reading this author, who else would you recommend I read that might be like her?" When it comes to romantic suspense novelists, I like to point people to two ladies who are both currently celebrating the release of new books!  Best selling novelist Irene Hannon is beginning the Men of Valor Series with book #1 Buried Secrets.  And one of LifeWay's strongest growth authors is DiAnn … [Read more...]

Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle

Celebrating Friendships Not only did Melanie Shankle's new book, Nobody's Cuter Than You, release last week but she's stopping by to share a bit about it with us today!  It's been fun to see how this book is already flying off the shelves at many of our LifeWay Stores (and on sale for $10.39, too!).  This book is sure to become a popular read for women of all ages as we celebrate God's gift of friendship. Before Melanie comes, let me give you a look at the book: There is nothing as precious … [Read more...]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

The importance to remember Today marks the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It's a day set aside every year for us all to remember not only those who perished during the Holocaust but to also reflect on their lives and memories.  We should always be mindful of our history so we can continue to tell the stories of those who are no longer with us.  And it serves as a reminder of how easily an individual, a community, and even an entire country or culture can be swayed by the thoughts of … [Read more...]

50% off Christian Book Sale

Great deals on popular books We have lots of great deals on books at LifeWay Christian Stores this month! Yesterday I shared about our Buy One Get One Free offer.  Today I wanted to show you the great titles we have on sale for 50% off.  It's a great time to stock up for yourself, a friend, for Mother's Day gifts, and more!                                        The sale prices run through May 9 at LifeWay Christian Stores so come in and see us soon!   … [Read more...]

Buy One Get One Free

Great deal on Christian books We had an absolutely perfect spring weekend here in Nashville.  Hope you did, too in your corner of the world.  We're now to get rain all week long so I'll have to draw on the sunny, happy memories of the last couple of days.  I wanted to start your week of by telling you about a great deal we have going on at LifeWay right now.  Whether you're shopping for a new book to read or maybe getting a jump start on a gift for Mother's Day, we have some titles that are … [Read more...]

A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron

New release from breakout novelist Happy Friday to you!  For this week's Fiction Friday feature (say that 3 times really fast), I wanted to introduce you to A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron.  If you hung around the blog last year, you'll recall how I fell in love with Kristy's writing with her debut novel The Butterfly and the Violin.  Even more than a year later it's still a top read in my book.  So I was super thrilled when the publisher sent me an early copy of Sparrow and I plowed … [Read more...]