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Bound By Guilt by C.J. Darlington

TitleTrakk.com Blog Tours Presents: Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington Published by Tyndale House Shuttled between foster homes, Roxi Gold will do anything to fit in. Soon she’s traveling the country stealing rare books from unsuspecting bookstores. Police officer Abby Dawson has seen the worst of society—and not just at work. One fateful night, both their lives are changed forever. One searches for justice, the other finds herself on the run. Will the power of forgiveness set them free? Great job! You kept me turning the pages. -- Francine Rivers , Internationally best selling author C.J. is a wonderful, talented writer . . . extraordinary . . . -- Bodie Thoene , best-selling author of the A.D. Chronicles This one engages your senses and reaches your heart. -- Jerry B. Jenkins , NY Times best-selling author & owner of The Christian Writers Guild Watch the book trailer: About the Author: C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation F

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 23

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 23. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 23:1-9 – Laws of justice and mercy. 23:10-13 – Sabbath laws. 23:14-19 – Festivals. 23:19 – the Canaanites used to cook young goats in their mothers’ milk. 23:20-33 – an Angel (preincarnate appearance of Christ) prepares the way to the promised land. What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

Sand to Pearls written by Heidi McLaughlin

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Heidi McLaughlin and the book: Sand to Pearls Deep River (January 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Arielle Roper, Media Relations, Bring it On! Communications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Through her ministry Heart Connection, Christian speaker and author Heidi McLaughlin embraces women with love and inspires them to walk in the knowledge that they are one of God’s most glorious creations. Her powerful, life-changing

REVIEW: Surrender the Night by MaryLu Tyndall

I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to MaryLu Tyndall and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Surrender the Night" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a copy available to me as a member of MaryLu's Motley Crew. I have never been in the position to have my home raided during a time of war by enemy soldiers. However, the gifted writing of MaryLu Tyndall takes me to that terrifying place where British invaders challenge American freedom and engage in violent oppression during the War of 1812. “Surrender the Night” is the second novel in the Surrender to Destiny series, and paints a vivid picture of war-torn America fighting to confirm her independence from England. The stage is set to the extent that the reader can smell the smoke of burning buildings. Baltimore in 1812 was a precarious place to be, and Rose McGuire is absolutely in a precarious place. Her parents are

Bathsheba by Jill Eileen Smith

Can She Ever Find Redemption After One Night of Passion with the King? “As the last word dried on the page, Bathsheba read the message through blurred vision. ‘I am with child’. She would not sign her name or address the message. He would know by the press of her husband’s seal on the wax...” Bestselling author Jill Eileen Smith brings to life the Bible’s most famous story of passion, betrayal and redemption in the conclusion of The Wives of King David series, Bathsheba (ISBN: 978-0-8007-3322-3 $14.99, March 2011). Smith draws from Scripture, in-depth historical research and her vivid imagination to unveil the story of David’s most famous wife - Bathsheba. Bathsheba is told in rich detail and drama, creating a riveting page-turner that will keep readers engaged to the conclusion of the book. Bathsheba is a woman longing for love. With her devout husband, Uriah, away fighting the king's wars for many months at a time, discontent and loneliness dog her steps--and make it frigh

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 22

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 22. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 22:2-3 – Why does daylight make a difference? Perhaps because you should be able to identify and reason with a person you can see? And a thief would be less apt to behave in such a way in the daytime? 22:4 – pay back double – definitely an attempt to deter the offense since many who steal have nothing with which to make restitution. 22:7 – pay back double – see 22:4. 22:18 – sorcery is a capital offense. 22:19 – bestiality is a capital offense. 22:20 – worshiping other gods is a capital offense. 22:21-24 – mistreating widows and orphans i

Handle With Prayer by Charles Stanley

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today's Wild Card author is: Charles Stanley and the book: Handle with Prayer David C. Cook; Reprint edition (March 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Charles F. Stanley, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs by providing practical Biblical truths for eve

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 21

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 21. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 21:1 – God gives Moses the civil code. 21:7 – A daughter would be sold to see that she is provided for. This wasn’t just a way for the father to make money. This would be done if he couldn’t afford a dowry or to give her a lifestyle above her own class. 21:2-11 – Laws regarding Hebrew servants. 21:12-32 – Personal injury laws. 21:33-22:15 – Property laws and laws regarding injury to animals. notice that accidents and negligence require restitution only and acts of theft require restitution PLUS punitive damages. What attributes of God hav

REVIEW: Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

Here is my review of this amazing novel: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Ronie Kendig and Barbour Publishing for sending me an electronic copy of "Digitalis" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity. Book two in the Discarded Heroes series by Ronie Kendig tells the story of Nightshade’s sniper: Colton “Cowboy” Neely, aptly code-named “Digitalis”. This tall, dark and handsome Marine has a heart condition. As a single father, he adores his daughter, Mickey. As a man, he doesn’t trust himself with women – okay, just one woman – because of a bad past relationship and a serious, and violent case of PTSD. But after meeting and getting to know Piper Blum, he thinks he has found “the one” he wants to spend his life with. Too bad he can’t bring himself to tell her his secrets. Piper has secrets of her own. There are assassins on her trail because of who her father is and what he knows. She wishes she could tel

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 20

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Exodus Chapter 20. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 20:1-17 – Compare with Deuteronomy 5:1-21. Aaron was with Moses when he received the ten commandments. God teaches us what He expects of us. 20:3 – Israel was coming out of a polytheistic culture. God was letting them know that this behavior is unacceptable! 20:4-6 – this commandment comes with a warning to the disobedient (punishment to the 4th generation) and a promise for the faithful (show love to 1000 generations). Notice the grace offered – God will punish only to the 4th generation, but lavish blessing to the 1000th generation. He co

REVIEW: Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy

Here is my review of this fantastic wild west novel: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Mary Connealy and Barbour Publishing for sending me an electronic copy of "Deep Trouble" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity. When an author has a wonderful talent for storytelling and an incredible technique for building an entertaining novel, does there come a time when said author cannot surpass their previous work? In many cases, yes, and the reader must be satisfied with the status quo or move on to another author’s work. I have been a long-time fan of Mary Connealy’s work, and her latest novel, “Deep Trouble” does not demand that the reader accept what has become an expected standard for a Connealy novel. This book has indeed raised the bar. The adventure is more exciting. The comedy is heartier. This novel opens in the heart of the action: a group of treasure-hunters stealing the map that leads to the gold