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  MERCY’S RAIN

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Release Date: January 27, 2015

Kregel Publications

 

Mercy Roller was raised by a twisted father who wore the collar of a pastor and chose to be Jesus, judge, and jury by his own appointment. Abused, broken, and bitter, Mercy lifts the hand that takes the Pastor’s life. In one swift action she becomes what she despises most about the Pastor. Now she seeks redemption. Can the unconditional love of a mountain preacher and his friends, guide Mercy to find peace?

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Sheets

Thirty Days to Refine You into the Woman You Want to Be

*Best Selling Book

Every woman experiences difficulties in life. It’s not the difficulty that refines us but the way we handle them. Something has to  signify the end and something else…the beginning. For me, it was new sheets.

Need to change your husband? Change your sheets. Want to change jobs? Change your sheets. Long for a new life? Just change your sheets.

God uses our life experiences to shape us. When the friction of frustration chaffs the skin, God offers us respite and rest. For author Cindy Sproles, sleeping on worn-out sheets meant holding on to the past, but new sheets…new sheets marked a fresh start. The slate wiped clean. Crisp. Fresh. New. With each monumental event in her life, she tossed out the old and ushered in the new with a set of fresh new sheets. From the cheapest muslin to the most expensive Egyptian cotton, she saw how God was shaping her into the woman she needed to be.

When the road is tough, veer off and step onto a path that is tried and true. One already walked, already blazed, and already prepared just for you. New Sheets – Thirty Days to Refine You into the Woman You Can Be, is a series of thirty transparent devotions and inspirational thoughts that welcome you, wrap you tight and snuggle you in encouragement. The next time you long for a change…go for new sheets.

 

 

 

He Said She SaidHe Said, She Said

A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion

Do you sense something vital missing from you relationship with your spouse, children and God? Try He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion. This compilation of 54 devotions includes scripture verses, space for journaling, individual prayers and words of wisdom from two of today’s funniest and insightful Christian authors.

This heart-warming collection of stories will inspire you to reach for the true source of joy: a life lived for and through God. These deeply personal devotions offer biblical insights and spiritual truths from the perspective of one man and one woman. Perfect for your quiet time.

No matter if you are newlyweds or newly retired, this book of devotions will help you put the spark back into your love life and explore the precious relationships God desires for you.

Begin this new year committed to spending a few moments each day connected to God. He Said, She Said: A Devotional Guide to Cultivating a Life of Passion. touches the heart, tickles the funny bone and brings you to your knees in worship.

 

 

 

Faith & FINANCES: In God We Trust

Faith & FINANCES

In God We Trust

Looking for a devotional journal for the New Year?

Try Faith & FINANCES: In God We Trust. This devotional compilation includes scripture verses, space for journaling, individual prayers and words of wisdom from some of today’s best-selling authors. Listen to God speak as you read His word and reflect on the stories and advice of others who have taken the “financial challenge” and entrusted their worldly wealth to God. Write down your thoughts and meditate on each day’s message.

Jesus spoke about money and material possessions more than he talked about heaven, hell, or prayer. He noted the relationship between a man’s heart and his wallet, warning, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.” This contemporary retelling of the Rich Young Ruler brings a fresh look at the relationship between a person’s faith and their finances.

Within the pages of Faith & FINANCES: In God We Trust you’ll find spiritual insight and practical advice from Christy award-winning writer Ann Tatlock, plus best-selling authors, Loree Lough, Yvonne Lehman, Virginia Smith, Irene Brand, DiAnn Mills, Miralee Ferrell, Shelby Rawson and many more.

Great faith calls us to trust God, not our wealth. Read how others have cast off the golden handcuffs and learned to live the abundant life Jesus promised in this contemporary retelling of the Rich Young Ruler. Faith & FINANCES: In God We Trust, A Journey to Financial Dependence – turning the hearts of a nation back toward God one paycheck at a time.

Begin this new year committed to finding the freedom that comes from depending upon God.

 

 

Spirit & HEART: A Devotional JourneySpirit & HEART

A Devotional Journey

Created in the image of the Father, we carry His Spirit and Soul, His Spirit and Mind, His Spirit and Body and His Spirit and Heart.

From the authors of Christian Devotions comes the first in a series of 30-day devotionals focusing on the image and attributes given to us by God.

Within the pages of Spirit & HEART: A Devotional Journeyare passage markers to guide you into a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Father. Included in this compilation are devotions by Eddie Jones and Cindy Sproles, plus, Christy award winner Ann Tatlock and best selling authors, Loree Lough, Yvonne Lehman, Ginny Smith, Irene Brand, Shelby Rawson, and Ariel Allison.

 

 

Faith & Family: A Devotional Pathway for Families

Faith & Family

A Devotional Pathway for Families

Social networking, on-demand programming, and media streaming have changed the way couples and kids relate, react and worship. Can we keep daily family devotionals in “our” loop? Faith and FAMILY: A Devotional Pathway for Families brings mom and dad, sister and brother together for a small dose of God’s Word and wisdom.

Each devotion includes a story or situation dealing with a contemporary issue, forcing families to think and discuss how they would react to a particular situation. Questions are included at the conclusion of each devotion to help spur discussion and encourage families to pray together. These short slices of personal testimony offer instant inspiration and thoughtful reflection, making this book the perfect “addition” to any family.

 

 

Boot Camp Manual

Writers ADVANCE Boot Camp 2012 Marching Manual

The book of all books. Handouts and materials from the 2012 Boot Camp from authors:

ANN TATLOCK, YVONNE LEHMAN, EDDIE JONES, CINDY SPROLES, TERRI KELLY, EDIE MELSON, ANDREA MERRELL, CHRIS YAVELOW, SCOTT MCCAUSEY and DIANA FLEGAL

Preparing and Writing Articles, Self Editing, Sample Query Letter, Ten Tips, MS Format Check List, Resources for Freelance Writers

Painting the Landscape: Senses and Setting – Landscape 1

The Use of Imagery, Writing the Perfect Bio, Media Interviews, Advanced Editing:: The Final Edit Approach

Freelance Editors, Getting the Story Started: Places to Look for Ideas

All Wound Up – Keeping the Tension in Your Story

Digging Deeper into Fiction, I was Rejected. Now What?, It’s the Little Things that Count

Attention Grabbing Book Proposals, The Nautical Course: How to Navigate the Children’s Writing Seas

Social Networking, Writing as a Ministry, Amazing Results with Amazon, Plotting Simplified, Turning Personal Experiences in to Parables, Drawing the Line,

Hook, Book, Look & Took Method,  He Loves a Sinner Like Me

 

 

Learning The Lingo

Cracking the Code (and secrets) of the Writing and Publishing Industry

 

LEARNING THE LINGO: Cracking the Code (and Secrets) of the Writing and Publishing Industry is a must-have for staying abreast of the ever-changing world of writing and publishing. Year-to-year, new methods of printing, critiquing, and simple jargon change. LEARNING THE LINGO helps the writer wander through the writing maze, from that first fifteen-minute appointment across from an agent, to formatting and jargon.

From teaching nationwide at writers conferences, Cindy Sproles has gathered tidbits of information people never tell you … things that are assumed every writer knows—but doesn’t. This quick read is a valuable tool and easy reference guide for a writer heading out the door for a conference, critique group, or writers workshop.