Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Blitz: Climbing for Roots by Alan Noble--Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Title:  Climbing for Roots
Author: Alan Noble
Religion/Spiritual Growth/Christian Life
Publisher:  Axiom

Climbing for Roots will explain fully the sin that so completely corrupted creation, and the plan of God for our salvation. We learn that Jesus is not only our Savior, but is also the Lord of our lives. What does that mean? That obedience will never earn us God’s love but it will always produce blessing. We learn that our salvation is secure, but we must strive for obedience because we are created to do good works.
When we trust Jesus for salvation, we become members of a new family—the family of God, also known as the church. Imagine! God is now our Father. As members of this incredible family, certain changes take place within us. We get learn about worship and praise, and have a relationship with Him. Climbing for Roots will teach us about ourselves as new creations, about this church, and about Jesus, the Son of God! We learn about the two ordinances or rites Jesus has given His church that will help us to remember who we are as Christians—baptism, and communion. As a member of God’s church, we learn that we are to serve each other in unity. We must consider others more important than ourselves. We learn that we need to persevere together, so that when Jesus returns, He will find us doing what He has left us here to do—serving Him by serving others.
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Alan R. Noble is a born-again Christian, schooled in the Word since childhood. He was fortunate to sit under capable preaching and teaching throughout his life. His passion for the spiritual welfare of young people grew out of his years of work experience, and his understanding of the Scriptures. He realizes that young Christians need instruction in the meat as well as the milk of the Word (Hebrews 5:12-14).

Mr. Noble was educated at William Paterson University, a liberal arts institute in Northern New Jersey, and received a B.A. in education, with a certificate to teach elementary school. Later, he received an M.A. in Communication Arts, and a certificate in supervision. He worked as an educator for 31 years.

After his retirement from public education Mr. Noble enjoyed teaching in Christian Schools in New Jersey and Texas.

These days find Alan and his wife Kathie enjoying their travels between Kansas City and northern New Jersey as they visit their daughters’ families that include six beautiful grandchildren.

Pump Up Your Book and Alan are teaming up to give away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Terms & Conditions:

• By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
• One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive the prize.
• This giveaway begins November 3 and ends on November 28, 2014.
• Winner will be contacted via email on December 1, 2014.
• Winner has 72 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blogging at Write2Ignite!

Today I am blogging about being thankful for the gift of words over at Write2Ignite! Hope you'll visit at

Christian Living Resource: Killing Lions by John Eldredge and Sam Eldredge

A recent college grad, Sam was seeking solid direction for his life. Where did he turn? To his dad! In this series of conversations, the older Eldredge shares wisdom with his son concerning love, money, work, and God. His timeless insights provide trustworthy guideposts for men of all ages as they navigate life's challenging road.

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400206707
ISBN-13: 978-1400206704

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christian Living Resource: The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun

You've seen the headlines---government crackdowns on Chinese churches; mass arrests; human rights violations . . . but this intensely dramatic autobiography makes it real! Learn how God took a young half-starved boy from Henan Province and enabled him to stand strong on the frontlines for Jesus, braving horrific opposition and impossible odds. Life-changing!

Paperback: 351 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (December 23, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 082546207X
ISBN-13: 978-0825462078

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Christian Living Resource: Get Real by Derek Maul

Derek Maul (In My Heart I Carry a Star) has a deep concern for men, whether in the spheres of work, family, or other relationships, and how they relate to their spiritual lives. To serve this vital part of the Christian community, Get Real is a celebration of modern Christian manhood. A true Christian man should be unaffected by cultural imperatives and its imposed values of power, acquisition and individuality, rather finding strength in a discipleship role. Short chapters address desire (where our treasure is), discipleship (putting ourselves in submission to Christ), devotion (how we worship God), and daring (living our faith) as Maul offers his life experiences to illustrate these elements that should be integral to a true Christian life. The offer of a true connection with God is real and available to any man, and Maul makes that clear in his book.

Publisher: Upper Room (March 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0835899241
ISBN-13: 978-0835899246

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors Today

Following with the theme of Christian living resources, I'm blogging today about mentoring young believers and Alan Noble's Climbing for Roots: Christian Foundations for Young Believers. This book and a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway will be featured at my blog on November 28th.

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Christian Living Resource: Live Original by Sadie Robertson with Beth Clark

Seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson---daughter of Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie---represents everything that a well-adjusted teenager should be, even while growing up in the spotlight! Her inspiring story reveals how she's been shaped by the values that make her family what it is---including think happy, be happy; do something; shake the hate; and more.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Howard Books (October 28, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476777802
ISBN-13: 978-1476777801

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christian Living Resource: So Long, Insecurity: Teen Edition by Beth Moore

This magazine-style book is a teen version of So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore. Mixing words of wisdom from Moor with pictures, quizzes, surveys, scripture, and more, the goal of this book is to help girls ages 12-16 live based on God's truth about them, opposed to the world's false messages. Each chapter include: a Q & A with Beth, Sweet Notes (scriptures that pertain to the chapter's subject), Your Stats (a survey/poll of what girls think regarding the subject), Interviews with real girls, and so much more.

Age Range: 12 - 16 years
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414380437
ISBN-13: 978-1414380438

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christian Living Resource: Battlefield of the Minds for Teens by Joyce Meyer

Did you know your mind is a battlefield? Well, it is. Let's face it: Teen life can be a constant battle. But the most important fight you'll face won't be in the halls of your school, in Internet chat sessions, at an after-prom party, or even in your family's living room. The most important fight of all will be waged in your mind.

Battlefield of the Mind for Teens takes an honest look at what teenagers face every day--peer pressure, expectations for your future, the struggle for independence. With solid research, interviews with young people, and no-nonsense, biblically based advice, Joyce Meyer gives you the ammo you need to make your brain a clean, mean, fighting machine.

There's no getting around the fact that the world is sometimes a difficult place. Joyce Meyer wants to make sure you win the battle for your brain--and she wants you to win big. So crack open this book and let the battle begin!

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (June 13, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446697648
ISBN-13: 978-0446697644

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christian Living Resource: A Girl After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George

Upbeat and positive, best-selling author George now provides biblical truths and suggestions so your 8- to 12-year-olds can thrive! Helping tween girls establish healthy guidelines that honor God, she addresses common issues including how to build real friendships, talk with parents, put Jesus first, dress appropriately, handle schoolwork, and more. 112 pages, softcover from Harvest.

Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Level: 4 and up
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780736917681
ISBN-13: 978-0736917681

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Christian Living Resource: Praying Circles around Your Children by Mark Batterson

Become a praying parent! Based on his bestseller The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson shares five key lessons to help you become extraordinary influences in your children's lives. With biblical insights and practical advice, he illustrates how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, and discover their individual life themes.

Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (July 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310325501
ISBN-13: 978-0310325505

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christian Living Resource: Culture Shock by Chip Ingram

Bring light---not heat---to divisive issues! Helping you talk openly and respectfully about today's challenging topics, Ingram reveals and calls into question presuppositions on both sides. He believes that basing our convictions on research, reason, and biblical truth, we'll be able to speak the truth in love on abortion, homosexuality, sex, politics, the environment, and more.

In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows readers how they can bring understanding to the most controversial and divisive issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer's must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

Publisher: Living on the Edge (2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1605932221
ISBN-13: 978-1605932224

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Christian Living Resource: The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst

Having trouble deciding which situations deserve a "yay" and which a "nay?" Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Let Lysa TerKeurst help you discern the option that shapes all your other choices - the best yes! Offering Scripture-laced insights on effective decision-making, she encourages you to be honest, imaginative, focused, trusting, and humble as you discover the role God most wants you to play.

In The Best Yes Lysa will help you:

  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (August 12, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400205859
ISBN-13: 978-1400205851

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Blogging at Christian Children's Authors

Today is my day to blog at Christian Children's Authors. I'm sharing some Advent resources. Check out my list at

Christian Living Resource: Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey

In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace?, Philip Yancey issued a call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behavior as they are in declaring their beliefs. He now returns to this vital subject, asking why Christians continue to lose respect, influence, and reputation in modern culture.

Yet people everywhere still thirst for grace. How can Christians present truly Good News amid the changing landscapes of our time? Why do so many people dislike Christians? How can we communicate faith in an appealing way to future generations?

Using his trademark journalistic style--story-filled, compelling, accessible--Yancey explores how grace can bridge the gap between Christian faith and a world increasingly suspicious of it.

Paperback: 111 pages
Publisher: Zondervan; Pck Pap/Dv edition (November 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031082558X
ISBN-13: 978-0310825586

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christian Living Resource: One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to everyday amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of experiencing the constant presence of God that will bring you deep and lasting joy. There is purity in simplicity and a breathtaking beauty that can be found even in life's slightest details and heartbreaking moments. Ann Voskamp welcomes you in to explore her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting, and writing, and encourages you to live a life filled with gratitude, no matter where you are.

Inviting you into her own moments of grace, she gently teaches you how to biblically lament loss, turning pain into poetry; intentionally embrace a lifestyle of radical gratitude; and slow down and catch God in the moment.

Not a book merely to read, One Thousand Gifts begs to be embraced as a dynamic, interactive primer inviting you to engage with truths that will serve up the depths of God's joy and transform your life forever.

Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310620856
ISBN-13: 978-0310620853

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Christian Living Resource: The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel

During the month of November, I will be featuring some Christian living titles. It all leads up to the special feature of Climbing for Roots by Alan Noble, which was released early this year. The author's Book Blitz includes a $25 Amazon gift card giveaway; perfect for this time of year. Make sure you check out my blog all month long and enter for your chance to win on November 28 when Alan's book will be featured here.

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

  • Eyewitness Evidence - Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?
  • Scientific Evidence - What does archaeology reveal?
  • Profile Evidence - Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?
  • Fingerprint Evidence - Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?
The Case for Christmas invites readers to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. This little book is perfect as a gift or for use in ministry during the Christmas season or any other time of the year.

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (September 27, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310266297
ISBN-13: 978-0310266297

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