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ABOUT Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder of Joni and Friends, an organization accelerating Christian outreach in the worldwide disability community. Joni is not only an international disability advocate but an artist and the author of 47 books, many of which are best-sellers that have reached millions, including the Platinum Award-winning Joni. Other reader-favorites include Diamonds in the Dust, Pearls of Great Price, More Precious than Silver, Heaven: Your Real Home, When God Weeps, and The God I Love. Joni and her husband, Ken, were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California. Learn more at http://www.joniandfriends.org.
ABOUT Beside Bethesda
Beside Bethesda takes readers through 31 days of devotions, in which they join Joni’s struggle with life, pain, fear, disappointment, and even anger. Ultimately, Joni saw that God did indeed heal her, just not in the way that she thought He would. Each Beside Bethesda daily devotion ends with an interactive section called Growing Deeper, which includes relevant Scripture passages and a question or thought to dwell on. Read More→
Lori Clapper is a freelance business writer and the founder of a new online ministry for women, called Wonderfully WOVEN.
Ever since the early days of toting around her Fisher Price tape recorder, interviewing her younger brothers about the latest playground news — Lori knew media was her passion. She dedicated most of her career entertaining thousands of fans as a radio morning show hostess at Christian radio stations in Erie, PA and Fayetteville, NC. In 2008, Lori decided it was time to hang up the headphones and to start getting some sleep. (Those 3 AM wake-up calls are killer, especially when you don’t like coffee!) She spent the last six years as a website editor in the pharmaceutical industry and as the PR Director and content strategist for a high-tech marketing firm; She is currently freelancing and devoting time to Wonderfully WOVEN.
Most importantly, Lori is married to Greg and is a mom to three kids and two dogs. She loves watching makeover shows, is a QVC addict, and loves to blog, podcast, shop, sing (mostly in the car or shower), as well as spend time with family and friends.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
DAVID EDWARDS is a multi-generational communicator and Bible teacher. He travels and speaks to tens of thousands across the nation each year and continues to be in high demand for conferences, churches, colleges, camps, and concerts. The author of more than twenty books, he lives in Oklahoma City, OK.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Life Verse experience helps readers see the broad themes of Scripture and overlay them on the themes of their own lives. From there, author David Edwards invites readers deeper into Scripture to find their personal life verse and to understand the richness of its context and the fullness of its application. Finally, readers learn how to use their life verse in sharing Christ with others. This compelling experience helps readers learn to see the Bible thematically, read it personally, and share Christ in a natural and biblical manner, while finding their true identity in God’s Word.
This book will help you Discern where you’re at, Discover that life verse, Develop the life verse, go Deeper with the verse. Share your Life Verse story at http://yourlifeverse.org.
If you aren’t a fan of the Doon series, you’re about to be! These books are AMAZING and Jill had the chance to sit down and chat with Destined for Doon authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon and we know you’ll adore them as much as she did.
Carey and Lorie share about what inspired Doon and Destined for Doon and give a sneak peek into what might be in store for the third book in the series. They also chat about why the YA genre is important and why moms shouldn’t be afraid to read YA – It’s not just for teens and us moms need to be aware of what our kiddos are reading. Find Lorie and Carey at their website – DoonSeries.com – where you can also find all of their fun social media links!
ABOUT DESTINED FOR DOON
In this sequel to Doon, Mackenna Reid realizes she made a horrible mistake in choosing to follow her dreams of Broadway instead of staying in the enchanted land of Doon. To make everything worse, she’s received her Calling—proof she and Duncan are each other’s one true love—and it’s pure torment, especially when visions of the very alluring Scottish prince appear right before she goes on stage. So when Duncan tells her an ancient curse threatens to overtake Doon and the new queen and Kenna’s best friend, Veronica, needs her to return, Kenna doesn’t have to think twice. With darkness closing in on all sides, Kenna and Vee must battle a world of nightmares in order to protect the kingdom. But it will take the ultimate test of courage for Kenna to salvage her happily ever after.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Kristine McGuire, author of An Insider’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare. Kristine was, at one time, a member of Wicca and considered herself both a medium and a witch. After coming back to follow Christ, she now blogs regularly at her website (KristineMcGuire.com) and speaks and writes on the topic of spiritual warfare.
Tune in and here as she shares a little of her story and gives advice on how we can handle spiritual warfare in our own lives – what to look out for, what not to do and how to overcome some of the common battlefields like fear and worry.
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ABOUT MaryLu Tyndall:
A Christy Award finalist, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of tall ships and swashbuckling heroes during her childhood years on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. She holds a degree in Math and worked as a software engineer for fifteen years. Trapped in a land-locked cubicle, she was often seen pounding furiously upon the keyboard during her lunch hour, creating what would become her Legacy of the King’s Pirates series, all the while believing God’s promise to her that. “If you write it, I will get it published”. And He did! Fourteen books later, her loving husband and six children still haven’t gotten used to her historic costumes and nautical speech. MaryLu describes herself as an introvert, patriot, mother of six, the neighborhood cat-lady, tall ship enthusiast, friend of pirates and mermaids, obsessive compulsive control freak, history lover, hopeless romantic, and a sword wielding princess-warrior of the King of Kings. Her books are filled with adventure and romance and themes that are guaranteed to touch your heart! She continues to pen her romantic tales on the California coast while managing a home, husband, six adult kids, and several stray cats who have decided that her keyboard is the best place to sleep! She believes that without popcorn and chocolate, life would not be worth living, and her sole motivation in life is to bring others closer to God. Read More→
Interview with Dr. Rhona Epstein:
About the Author:
Rhona Epstein began her recovery journey at seventeen years old after battling binge eating and bulimia from childhood. Affected so deeply by the recovery process, she determined to devote the rest of her life to helping others out of the same insanity with food abuse and weight obsession.
She completed her master’s in counseling psychology in 1986 from Temple University of Philadelphia, and worked with individuals and families facing drug and alcohol addictions in both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. Her goal was simple: To learn from chemical dependency treatment practices, and apply those ideas to treating addictive eating issues. To address the underlying emotional and relational aspects of addiction-things such as healing past wounds, learning assertiveness, how to set healthy boundaries, forgive, and communicate in open, healthy, honest ways-she studied and completed a marriage and family therapy training program through the Council for Relationships at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1988.
Since 1994, Rhona provides individual, couples, family, and group psychotherapy at Life Counseling Services in Paoli, Pennsylvania. While she’s expanded her practice to reach people with a wide range of issues, she specializes in treating addictions and eating disorders. Depending on the client, Rhona integrates either twelve-step recovery principles or biblically-based spirituality in therapy.
She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2009, and her dissertation, Binge-Eating Disorder and the Twelve-Steps (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011), focuses on understanding the strategies most relied upon by successfully recovering individuals. Filled with the latest research on food addiction, binge eating disorder, and related issues, the book includes her lifelong, independent research on what works in recovery.
About the Book:
Food Triggers is full of practical applications from Scripture, genuine compassion and true stories of struggle and success. This book helps readers understand that addictive eating is a physical, emotional and spiritual problem that must be addressed on all three levels in order to achieve true freedom. Food Triggers isn’t just another diet book; it is truly a food addict’s roadmap to the Promised Land—the land of success, peace and total freedom.
A licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor, Epstein brings insights learned through her own battle with addictive eating to deliver tangible action steps to overcome eating issues. It is written for people who are currently battling an unhealthy relationship with food.
Listen in as Brandon shares a little about what it what like appearing on NBC’s The Voice (is it really as positive as they say?) and how he got his start in music in his church’s worship band – and why that was such a surprise!
Country music artist Brandon Chase is nothing shy of a miracle. Only a few days old, Brandon quit breathing 64 times in 12 hours and was told by doctors he could be deaf, blind, mentally impaired, or possibly all three. Not only did the Arlington, TX native not suffer any complications from his childhood, he instead went on to graduate high school at the age of 15. He then completed his masters certificate in songwriting from Berklee College of Music at the age of 17. Brandon taught himself how to play the piano and guitar and has been writing his own original music since the age of 14. Read More→
Interview with Stan Toler:
About the Author:
Dr. Stan Toler is a best-selling author, dynamic international speaker and compassionate teacher. His approachable and interactive leadership style fosters a high-energy, collaborative environment where growth and change occur. Toler is committed to the idea that everyone with even a small amount of leadership talent can become a good–even great–leader.
A prolific writer, Toler has authored more than 90 books. Best-sellers include The Secret Blend, Richest Person in the World, Five Secrets of An Exceptional Leader, The Inspirational Speaker’s Resource, ReThink Your Life, his popular Minute Motivator series, Total Quality Life and TERRIFIC! Five Star Customer Service. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide.
Toler is described as an engaging presenter with a terrific sense of humor and the charm of a Southern storyteller. He has spoken in 80 countries and shared the platform with Zig Ziglar, Jerry Lucas, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels and Cy Young baseball great, R.A. Dickey.
Toler pulls from a rich history of leadership experience. For many years he served as vice-president for John C. Maxwell’s INJOY Leadership Institute, where he trained corporate and church leaders to make a positive difference in the world. Zig Ziglar said of Toler’s expertise, “Stan teaches principles and procedures that will build a business, a church, a home, a community, or a nation.” Some of his most popular training seminar topics include the following:
- Seven Secrets of True Wealth
- Five Secrets of Becoming A Leader
- The Leadership Challenge
- Terrific! Five Star Customer Service
- The Power of Your Attitude
- Total Quality Life
Toler has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from his alma mater, Southern Nazarene University, and was elected General Superintendent emeritus for International Church of the Nazarene.
About Terrific Five Star Customer Service:
Terrific Five Star Customer Service is a book that focuses on special people with Down Syndrome in the marketplace. It is a unique approach to defining excellence in customer service in a day when there appears to be very little found anywhere. For certain, it makes no difference about the locale or the type of business, quality custoemr service should be the norm, not the exception. Keith Hawk and Stan Toler raise the bar on five star customer service by featuring special people who are without doubt the most loving, caring people on God’s big earth!