Friday, January 25, 2013


Everybody Needs To Forgive Somebody is an easy, enjoyable and inspiring read. We are given many examples of forgiveness, not the least of which was Christ's forgiveness of Peter.

The story that most moved me was the forgiveness example of Bud Welch, father of 23-year old Julie Marie Welch who died in the Federal Building in Oklahoma City when Timothy McVeigh bombed it. How do you forgive something horrific like that? It isn't easy, yet forgiveness has nothing to do with forgetting and everything to do with faith.

Read how and why Bud Welch met with Timothy McVeigh's father, who was also grieving. This was a touching story, as were many others in this inspirational book. This is a quick 92 pages and well worth reading.

Author, Allen R. Hunt, is a former Protestant minister who converted to Catholicism. I am eager to read his book, Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor.
-Gail Lewis

Publisher: Beacon Publishing (September 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937509281
ISBN-13: 978-1937509286
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UNSTOPPABLE by Nick Vujicic

I was excited to see if Nick Vujicic could possibly add anything to Life Without Limits. His first book was full of encouragement and told of many challenges throughout his astonishing life. It is a remarkable read and I wondered if he would match it. He did.

Unstoppable continues with amazing first-person stories about Nick, including how he met and won his beautiful new wife. It includes lovely color photos. In addition to his own tales, much of this book also includes incredible narratives of the challenges faced by others. There are many surprising, life-changing accounts in this book.
If you’ve seen Nick’s portrayal in The Butterfly Circus, you’ll be very interested in co-star, Eduardo Verástegui. His story is extremely inspiring, as are so many others. You’ll meet people overcoming addictions, thoughts of suicide, cutting themselves and more. Their poignant stories and Nick’s are moving and touching. Then there is little Daniel, who was also born without limbs.

This entire book is inspiring and uplifting. Get it, read it and share it! We were delighted to receive a free copy of Unstoppable by Nick Vujicic in exchange for an honest review. We also recently learned that his wife, Kanae, is pregnant. Ultrasounds show that this baby boy has all his limbs, fingers and toes. God bless this burgeoning family.

Check out the Links below.

Product Details:

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (October 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307730883
ISBN-13: 978-0307730886

 THE BUTTERFLY CIRCUS  Entire Movie on YouTube.

SOMETHING MORE Nick's Music Video



Monday, January 21, 2013


When Kregel Publications offered a free review copy of The Tainted Coin for our review it immediately caught our interest. Turns out it was a book well worth reading, very much so, in fact. 
This novel is the fifth in a chronicle of surgeon, Hugh de Singleton, and takes place in Bampton, England in 1367.  As bailiff to the Lord of the area, it is his duty to investigate crimes. Awakened early in the morning, he is summoned to a grisly scene where a man has been beaten. The man ultimately dies, but before he does he whispers his last words, “They didn’t get me coin.”

When examining him, Singleton finds an ancient Roman coin hidden in his mouth. 
What follows is a chase to locate the villains and the family of the deceased. With the help of groom, Andrew, Master Hugh discovers further mystery in the victim’s home. Ultimately, Master Hugh’s wife and small daughter are threatened, requiring protection for them and further motivating him to locate those responsible for the murder. 
His exploits result in the unexpected rescue of a rather disagreeable young woman who has been held captive for ransom and then the ultimate rescue of one of the men who was guarding her. This subplot alone makes the book worth reading.  
The only criticism I have of this novel is that I expected something more mysterious regarding the ancient coin. It had no magical powers and didn’t lead Master Hugh to any satisfying conclusions about it. Why hide an ancient coin in your mouth while you’re being beaten? It wouldn’t have revealed the location of an ancient treasure. Maybe our victim realized it would verify to his attackers that he actually had found a treasure?  I wanted more clarity on that one facet of the story. Meanwhile, Master Hugh doesn’t locate the source of treasure either, but it is out there and might figure into a future novel, perhaps? 
Eventually, our hero’s quest discovers the guilty men and provides a bright future for a poor widow, her two children, and the man she marries. To tell you anymore would give too much away. Read the book, it’s an enjoyable read.  
I hope to go back and read the first four books in the Series that chronicle the life of Master Hugh, The Unquiet Bones, A Corpse at St. Andrew’s Chapel, A Trail of Ink, and Unhallowed Ground. The titles are intriguing and Master Hugh de Singleton is a fascinating character.
—Gail Lewis

FYI: The Tainted Coin's blog tour runs until Friday, Jan 25th. During this period, Kregel is offering the Kindle version for just $5.00. Click HERE to go to Amazon for savings.

Product Details:

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Monarch Books (December 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0857212508
ISBN-13: 978-0857212504

Monday, January 14, 2013

THE LEAVING by Ruth Crews

This is one of those books you know you're going to finish before you have any idea where the plot is going. The writing is that fun.
The second in the "Gatekeeper" series, The Leaving picks up where Gatekeeper leaves off, with our heroine, Anna Merritt, a senior at Hope College, facing graduation and a highly uncertain future. Having returned from England the term before--correction, most of her returned from England the term before. Her heart remained behind. And therein lies her conundrum. Faced with the typical English-Lit major's fears of how on earth to market her vanilla degree, she does what many of us do: cling to the past, the known, the familiar and attractive. In Anna's case, that's England. But moreover, she clings to the hope of getting back to the UK as soon as possible. But how? (the conundrum)

Each chapter begins alternately with a letter from Anna to her erstwhile companion in adventure at Oxford, Eddie, and his responses to her. She bares her soul and its dreams to him, and he returns his wit and wisdom concerning where Anna should be focusing her efforts; that is, where she is and the life she's living now, lest she at best miss it, at worst screw it up. Undeterred, Anna presses on, barely tolerating her studies and her fellow students in her fixation on the isle across the Atlantic. And she gets a little annoying in that fixation, quite honestly. But ya still gotta love her.

This is a tale of an inner journey, one that is so believably delivered that you wonder how much of it is autobiographical. (Ruth...?) So, if you're looking for jeeps blowing up, blood-dripping knives, or Landcaster County intrigue, read no more of this. But if you enjoy an incredibly fresh, young, witty voice learning life and how it should be approached, well, settle in for a chuckle and a shake of the head.

While it would be helpful to read Gatekeeper first for background character identification, it's not vital to enjoying The Leaving. The joy is in the present, not the past.

Oh, and if you are, like I am, an unabashed Anglophile, you'll get even more out of the matchless repartee between Anna and Eddie. Cheers to Ms. Crews for quite a lovely read.  
—Bruce Judisch
Product Details

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: OakTara (November 9, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1602903328
ISBN-13: 978-1602903326

Saturday, January 12, 2013

PSALM STORIES FREE for Download thru Monday.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

FREE FOR KINDLE! Don't Miss These Excellent Books!

 Don't forget that "Witness, Book One of the Seeds of Christianity Series" is free to download for your Kindle ending at midnight PST, Thursday, January 10.  Link to for WITNESS
In case you missed "Genesis People, Book One of the Five Minute Bible Story Series" when it was starting at midnight PST, Thursday, January 10. 

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Download Psalm Stories, a mix of contemporary, ancient, fanciful and fun stories based on the first 75 psalms, FREE for Kindle from January 10th to 14th.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WITNESS Going Strong

Update:  WITNESS by E.G. Lewis is #1 in the Christian Historical category on among all free books. It's #4 in all Historical titles and out of over 55,000 books overall, it is currently #45 and still advancing. Only an exceptional book can do this.

Download your free copy before midnight Thursday!

Read it, love it, and get the rest in the Series for $3.99 an eBook. Print versions also available. Each book stands alone, however, following Rivkah's family chronologically through events in the First Century is highly entertaining.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

WITNESS, by E.G. Lewis is FREE to Download for next 5 Days!

WITNESS, Book One of the "Seeds of Christianity" Series, can be downloaded for FREE during the next five days (until midnight PST, Thursday, 1/10/12). Go get it at the Link Below, and tell your Friends! Smile.

Includes romance, suspense, and amazing details, with characters you will grow to love. Read how the Christian church began, and what both Jewish and Roman life was like in the First Century. An accurate, historical novel, excellently written.

Try it, you'll like it!
Peace and Blessings.