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It Happened at the Fair by DeeAnn Gist

A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Gambling everything, including the family farm, Cullen McNamara travels to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with his most recent invention. But the noise in the Fair's Machinery Palace makes it impossible to communicate with potential buyers. In an act of desperation, he hires Della Wentworth, a teacher of the deaf, to tutor him in the art of lip-reading. The young teacher is reluctant to participate, and Cullen has trouble keeping his mind on his lessons while intently watching her lips. Like the newly invented Ferris Wheel, he is caught in a whirl between his girl back home, his dreams as an inventor, and his unexpected attraction to his new tutor. Can he keep his feet on the ground, or will he be carried away? About the Author   Deeanne Gist, known to

Bible Study: Meet Jesus, Son of God/Son of Man - John - Chapter 3

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the Gospel of John, although they are a bit better formatted than former efforts. 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, fall 2009 through late spring 2010, things are looking increasingly bleak with the economy, health care and unemployment, there is a renewal and increase of racism, and godly principles of living being disregarded, there are floods in India, earthquake and tsunami in Samoa. Are these the first stages of birth pains? The last? God only knows. And He is very busy these days. Seek His wisdom. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming to deliver His people and judge the wicked… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 3 of the

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 12 – The Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets are so-called because of the size of the books, definitely not because of the insignificance of the content.   In fact this is a 12-pack of Christian prophetic muscle!   Dr. Missler touches on each of these 12 prophetic books:   Hosea, Joes, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi.   He offers the key message of each prophet and points much of their message to current day application. Dr. Missler again talks about the use of rhetorical devices in Scripture, focusing on similes and types.   He spends some time talking about Gog and how this is a title for the king of the demons.   Fascinating.   Actually, this entire course has been fascinating.   The student is given snippets of interesting data from every book of the Bible and challenged to investigate Scripture for himself or herself. How many of you who have taken this course are really chewing on God’s Word?   Well, prepare yourself because next week we are

Bible Study: Meet Jesus, Son of God/Son of Man - John - Chapter 2

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the Gospel of John, although they are a bit better formatted than former efforts. 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, fall 2009 through late spring 2010, things are looking increasingly bleak with the economy, health care and unemployment, there is a renewal and increase of racism, and godly principles of living being disregarded, there are floods in India, earthquake and tsunami in Samoa. Are these the first stages of birth pains? The last? God only knows. And He is very busy these days. Seek His wisdom. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming to deliver His people and judge the wicked… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 2 of the

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

Michigan, 1880 Annalisa Werner's hope for a fairy tale love is over. Her husband failed her in every way and now his death has left her with few options to save the family farm. She needs a plentiful harvest. That, and a husband to help bring it in. Someone strong, dependable. That'll be enough. A marriage for love...that's something she's given up on. So her father sends a letter to his brother in the Old Country, asking him to find Annalisa a groom. Then a man appears: Carl Richards, from their home country of Germany and a former schoolteacher-or so he says. He's looking for work and will serve on the farm until her husband arrives. With time running out, she accepts his help, but there's more to this man than he's admitting. He's also gentle, kind, charming-unlike any man she's ever known. But even as Carl is shining light into the darkness of her heart, she knows her true groom may arrive any day. About the Author Jody

10 Prayers You Can't Live Without by Rick Hamlin

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: Rick Hamlin and the book: 10 Prayers you Can't Live Without - How to Talk to God About Anything Guideposts Books (April 1, 2013) ***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rick Hamlin's books include his memoir Finding God on the A Train and several novels. He is the Executive Editor of Guideposts Magazine and has been a contributor to Daily Guidepost

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 11 – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel

First, let me clarify that the Term “The Major Prophets” refers to the size of the book, not its significance.   Isaiah is called “the Messianic Prophet”.   He is quoted more than any other prophet in the New Testament.   And there are lots of equidistant letter sequences hidden behind the text of Isaiah 53, including the names of 40 people who were present at the crucifixion.   Seeps rather apropos for the passage of Scripture dedicated to “the Suffering Servant”.   What’s even more curious is that the name of Judas (who, statistically should appear) is absent. I’d never heard about the arguments concerning the two Isaiah’s prior to watching this video, but the way this fallacy is refuted by John the apostle is one of those fascinating things that I love about what’s included in this study. Jeremiah is known as “the Weeping Prophet” largely because of the book of Lamentations, which he wrote as an addendum to the prophetic book that bears his name.   In studying this prophet

Love at Any Cost by Julie Lessman

Love at Any Cost By Julie Lessman The Gilded Age is brought to life in the new Heart of San Francisco Series.   Fans of bestselling author, Julie Lessman, will join her on a journey to the West Coast for romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost . Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself cheated by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can't buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man? Julie Lessman is an award-winning author whose tagline of &q

Bible Study: Meet Jesus, Son of God/Son of Man - John - Chapter 1

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the Gospel of John, although they are a bit better formatted than former efforts. 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, fall 2009 through late spring 2010, things are looking increasingly bleak with the economy, health care and unemployment, there is a renewal and increase of racism, and godly principles of living being disregarded, there are floods in India, earthquake and tsunami in Samoa. Are these the first stages of birth pains? The last? God only knows. And He is very busy these days. Seek His wisdom. Encourage each other. Pray. Jesus is coming to deliver His people and judge the wicked… Stacey Take a few minutes to pray and savor chapter 1 of the