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REVIEW: Attracted to Fire by DiAnn Mills

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to DiAnn Mills and her publisher for sending me an electronic copy of "Attracted to Fire" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity. DiAnn Mills’ latest novel, “Attracted to Fire”, is an incredibly suspenseful crime drama. Lindsay, the Vice President’s daughter has a substance abuse problem…and a stalker. She also has a detail of uber-savvy Secret Service Agents working to keep her safe as she works through detox. Ash, the Special Agent In Charge on the detail is butting heads with Meghan the moment she shows up at her assignment. She feels right at home on the ranch where Lindsay’s protection detail has been set up. And it doesn’t take Meghan long to become Ash’s favorite agent on the job and in his heart. This wonderful read is loaded with suspense, intrigue, romance and plot twists and turns. “Attracted to Fire” will turn the reader into an armchair sleuth and keep you up

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts - Chapter 3

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. 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 and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapters 3-4 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 3:1 – 9 AM (third hour), 3 PM (ninth hour) and sunset were the three times of daily prayer. 3:2 – Beautiful – the gate to the east, the favorite gate, resembling the original tabernacle entrance. to beg – aiteo – to ask, requ

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts (Chapter 2)

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. 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 and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 2 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 2 – First celebration of the harvest of the church. See Leviticus 23:15-22. 2:1-4 – We can have power. (Explore the Bible, Adult Learner Guide, Summer 2008, Acts) 2:1 – Pentecost – 50 days after Passover. 2:2 – wind – see Eze

A Dime A Dozen by Mindy Starns Clark

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: Mindy Starns Clark and the book: A Dime a Dozen Harvest House Publishers; Reprint edition (October 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Karri James | Marketing Assistant, Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mindy Starns Clark is the author of many books (more than 450,000 copies sold), which include A Pocket Guide to Amish Life, Shadows of Lancaster County, Whispers of the Bayou, and The Amish Midwife. I

A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

When young widow Lydia Gale helps a French prisoner obtain parole, she never dreams she will see him again. But just as the London Season gets under way, the man presents himself in her parlor. While she should be focused on getting her headstrong younger sister prepared for her entrée into Society, Lady Gale finds herself preoccupied with the mysterious Frenchman. Is he a spy or a suitor? Can she trust him? Or is she putting herself and her family in danger? Discover a world of elegance and intrigue, balls and masquerades as Laurie Alice Eakes whisks you into the drawing rooms of London Society on this exciting quest to let the past stay in the past--and let love guide the future. Endorsements "With her clean, sleek prose, Laurie Alice Eakes is one of the best storytellers the world has today. A Necessary Deception is one of her best, deftly weaving an intriguing spy chase with the elegant life of the ton in a beautiful love story that kidnaps unwitting readers and holds them

Bible Study: The Acts of the Holy Spirit - A Study of the book of Acts (Chapter 1)

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Acts. 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 and encourages you through this material. Stay strong. Live in the Spirit. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 1 of the book of Acts. Read it with the thought in mind that this is the first display of the power of the Holy Spirit working through man – aside from Christ, that is. Imagine what the Spirit can do through you if you let Him! Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… Author is believed to be Luke – companion of Paul, physician, author of the gospel of Luke. Possibly written in AD 63 since the author is silent about significant events such as the burning of Rome and persecution of Christians i

Autumn Song by Martha Rogers

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: Martha Rogers and the book: Autumn Song (Seasons of the Heart) Realms (October 4, 2011) ***Special thanks to Kim Jones | Publicity Coordinator, Charisma House | Charisma Media for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martha Rogers is the author of Becoming Lucy; Morning for Dove; Finding Becky; Caroline’s Choice; Not on the Menu, a part of a novella collection with DiAnn Mills, Janice Thompson, and Kathleen Y’Ba

The Measure of Katie Calloway by Serena Miller

Her heart seeks sanctuary in the deep woods. But will trouble find her even here? The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway's Georgia home, conflict still rages. To protect herself and her young brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a north woods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he's hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love. With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the rowdy shanty boys to the warm cookstove and mouth-watering apple pie, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting you to a time of danger and romance. Endorsements "With fascinating historical detail and heartfelt characters, The Measure of Katie Calloway captivated me f

Hello, Hollywood! by Janice Thompson

When it comes to love, one thing's for sure--it doesn't follow a script! Athena Pappas is the head writer on Stars Collide, one of the most popular sitcoms in television history. But when Vegas comedian Stephen Cosse is brought in to beef up the show's suddenly sagging ratings, she starts to worry about her job. Sparks fly as the competition--and attraction--between the two writers heats up. Athena has never had a problem writing the romances of her characters. So why is her own love life so hard to script? With humor and a Hollywood-insider viewpoint, Hello, Hollywood! delivers lots of laughs as Athena and Stephen discover that not being in control of the plot of their lives might just be the best thing that ever happened to them. Here is my review of this entertaining read: First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Janice Thompson and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Hello, Hollywood!" to review for them. I am truly grateful fo

Bible Study: Battling For Perseverance In The Faith - Jude - Verses 18-25

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Jude. 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 and encourages you through this material. I’m not sure of the condition of the world at the time of this publication. But at the time of its writing, early 2009, things are looking pretty bleak with the economy and unemployment among other things. Natural disasters are happening – volcanic eruptions in Alaska and rising flood waters in North Dakota. Are these the first stages of birth pains? The last? God only knows. Stay strong. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor the book of Jude. It’s only one chapter. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… This is our final week to study this crucial new testament letter. I p