GIVEAWAY: The Death & Life of Gabriel Phillips by Stephen Baldwin and Mark Tabb

When Officer Andy Myers met Loraine Phillips, he had no interest in her son. And he certainly never dreamed he’d respond to a call, finding that same boy in a pool of blood. Even more alarming was the father standing watch over his son’s body. Myers had never seen a man respond to death-particularly the death of a child-in such a way. When the father is charged with murder and sentenced to death, he chooses not to fight but embrace it as God’s will. Myers becomes consumed with curiosity for these strange beliefs. What follows is the story of the bond these two men share as they come to terms with the tragedy and the difficult choices each one must make. (2006) Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: FaithWords (November 5, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0446196991 ISBN-13: 978-0446196994 I have one copy of this book available for giveaway, ending November 19th. US. . .

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Beyond Belief by Josh Hamilton with Tim Keown

Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft.- He was known not only for his gargantuan homeruns, his speed on the bases and his fielding talent but also for his caring and humble character.-He was destined to be one of those rare “high-character ” superstars.- But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors,-all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness.- What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.BEYOND BELIEF details the events that led up to the derailment. Josh explains how a young man destined for fame and wealth could allow his life to be taken over by drugs and alcohol. He will chronicle the details of the depths of. . .

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The Rosary by Gary Jansen

THE ROSARY is a beautifully illustrated practical and reverential primer to a centuries old prayer that has touched millions of lives. In the introduction, author Gary Jansen appeals to the universality of one of the original Christian prayers, “Though traditionally considered a Catholic act of devotion, the rosary with its primary focus on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ Jesus, is ultimately a . . . universal prayer–one that can appeal to Christians of all denominations.” Written for both Catholic and Protestant Christians, candid explanations on why and how to pray the rosary along with useful instructions on how to get the most out of the meditative and spiritual exercise of repeating prayers are in the first of two sections. Prayers including a visual and spiritual journey that illuminates the teachings of the New Testament follow in the second section. Hardcover: 96 pages Publisher: FaithWords; 1st FaithWords Ed edition. . .

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Out of Her Hands by Megan DiMaria

In this second novel by Megan DiMaria, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children’s future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate. Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (September 22, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 141431888X ISBN-13: 978-1414318882

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FIRST: A Purple State of Mind by Craig Detweiler

It’s the 15th, time for the Non~FIRST blog tour!(Non~FIRST will be merging with FIRST Wild Card Tours on January 1, 2009…if interested in joining, click HERE!) The feature author is: Craig Detweiler and his book: A Purple State of Mind: Finding Middle Ground in a Divided Culture Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Craig Detweiler (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is codirector of the Reel Spirituality Institute and associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has written scripts for numerous Hollywood films, and his comedic documentary, Purple State of Mind (www.purplestateofmind.com), debuted in 2008. He has been featured in the New York Times, on CNN, and on NPR and is the coauthor of A Matrix of Meanings. Barry Taylor (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary), adjunct professor of popular culture and theology at Fuller, is a professional musician, painter, and the leader of New Ground, an. . .

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Blog Tour: The God Box by Margaret Iuculano

published January 17th 2008 by Penance Publishing binding Paperback isbn 0980141508 (isbn13: 9780980141504) pages 220 About the Author Margaret Iuculano is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, author and child’s rights activist on a mission to stir up awareness of the plight of abused and neglected children born into dysfunctional families. Her goal is to make a difference by introducing the power of God to every man, woman and child while redefining and repairing a shattered foster care system. She currently serves as Executive Director for Angels for Foster Kids, a non profit organization working to improve the lives of foster children in the US. She also serves on the Board for Tampa Bay Charity for Kids an initiative endorsed by local city officials, focused on building an emergency shelter for abused children that will serve as a model other States. Margaret has been a guest on dozens of radio and TV. . .

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Blog Tour: The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner

Praise for The Shape of Mercy: “Life-changing” “Meissner’s newest novel is potentially life-changing, the kind of inspirational fiction that prompts readers to call up old friends, lost loves or fallen-away family members to tell them that all is forgiven and that life is too short for holding grudges. Achingly romantic, the novel features the legacy of Mercy Hayworth—a young woman convicted during the Salem witch trials—whose words reach out from the past to forever transform the lives of two present-day women. These book lovers—Abigail Boyles, elderly, bitter and frail, and Lauren “Lars” Durough, wealthy, earnest and young—become unlikely friends, drawn together over the untimely death of Mercy, whose precious diary is all that remains of her too short life. And what a diary! Mercy’s words not only beguile but help Abigail and Lars together face life’s hardest struggles about where true meaning is found, which dreams are worth chasing and. . .

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