30

Jul

Notable & New Christian Books: July 29 to Aug 3
This week’s new Christian books! What will you be picking up?

Notable & New Christian Books: July 29 to Aug 3

This week’s new Christian books! What will you be picking up?

26

Jul

A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.

23

Jul

A Q&A with Krista McGee, author of Anomaly
We’ve been running a book giveaway of Anomaly, by Krista McGee. She took the time to answer a few questions for us about her writing inspirations and how her new book, Anomaly came about:
Who or what are your inspirations for writing?
Jane Austen, CS Lewis, Ted Dekker, and Francine Rivers are my favorite authors. I love stories that I can’t put down, characters that I feel I know. I love getting so lost in a good book that I forget where I am and how long I’ve been there.
What book is on your nightstand at the moment?
I have a pile of books on my nightstand right now (it’s summer!!). Here are the top four: Into the Free by Julie Cantrell, Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline, Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcy, and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.
Anomaly is different thematically than your previous novels. Can you tell us more about how your ideas for Anomaly came about?
I’ve always loved dystopian novels (1984, Brave New World, and The Giver are my favorites), so when my editor asked me to consider writing a dystopian, I was so excited! I knew the story had to be set in the future, and I knew that future world had to be messed up. So what would my future, messed-up world look like? Hmm. I thought about what is great about the real world - God is great. Love is great. Freedom is great. What if all those were taken away? That would be terrible! So the idea began, and I went from there to construct this dysfunctional world, with its dysfunctional leaders and the heroine who, because she is not like everyone else, thinks she is dysfunctional but is actually amazing and poised to bring that messed-up world back to where it should be.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone discovering your work for the first time?
Because my first series is so different from my second, my recommendation would really depend on the reader’s preferences. If you like funny, light stories, then First Date is a good place to start. But if science fiction is more your flavor, then dive into Anomaly.
If you could meet anyone in history, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know? 
I’d want to meet Jane Austen. I’d bring her some medicine so she wouldn’t die of tuberculosis at 41. She could write lots more novels and read them to me as we drink tea and eat cakes. I’d help her find her Darcy, and I’d bring mine with me so we could double date. It would be glorious.
When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of Anomaly, First Date, Starring Me, and Right Where I Belong.
Grab a copy of Anomaly here!
Thanks to Krista for chatting with us. Let us know what you think of Anomaly and join us on Riffle to discover more fantastic Christian reads!

A Q&A with Krista McGee, author of Anomaly

We’ve been running a book giveaway of Anomaly, by Krista McGee. She took the time to answer a few questions for us about her writing inspirations and how her new book, Anomaly came about:

Who or what are your inspirations for writing?

Jane Austen, CS Lewis, Ted Dekker, and Francine Rivers are my favorite authors. I love stories that I can’t put down, characters that I feel I know. I love getting so lost in a good book that I forget where I am and how long I’ve been there.

What book is on your nightstand at the moment?

I have a pile of books on my nightstand right now (it’s summer!!). Here are the top four: Into the Free by Julie Cantrell, Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline, Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcy, and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.

Anomaly is different thematically than your previous novels. Can you tell us more about how your ideas for Anomaly came about?

I’ve always loved dystopian novels (1984, Brave New World, and The Giver are my favorites), so when my editor asked me to consider writing a dystopian, I was so excited! I knew the story had to be set in the future, and I knew that future world had to be messed up. So what would my future, messed-up world look like? Hmm. I thought about what is great about the real world - God is great. Love is great. Freedom is great. What if all those were taken away? That would be terrible! So the idea began, and I went from there to construct this dysfunctional world, with its dysfunctional leaders and the heroine who, because she is not like everyone else, thinks she is dysfunctional but is actually amazing and poised to bring that messed-up world back to where it should be.

Which of your books would you recommend to someone discovering your work for the first time?

Because my first series is so different from my second, my recommendation would really depend on the reader’s preferences. If you like funny, light stories, then First Date is a good place to start. But if science fiction is more your flavor, then dive into Anomaly.

If you could meet anyone in history, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you want to know?

I’d want to meet Jane Austen. I’d bring her some medicine so she wouldn’t die of tuberculosis at 41. She could write lots more novels and read them to me as we drink tea and eat cakes. I’d help her find her Darcy, and I’d bring mine with me so we could double date. It would be glorious.

When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of Anomaly, First Date, Starring Me, and Right Where I Belong.

Grab a copy of Anomaly here!

Thanks to Krista for chatting with us. Let us know what you think of Anomaly and join us on Riffle to discover more fantastic Christian reads!

23

Jul

On Forgiveness - Notable & New Christian Releases: Week of July 21
Matthew West’s new book Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible is out today. Grab your copy here!

On Forgiveness - Notable & New Christian Releases: Week of July 21

Matthew West’s new book Forgiveness: Overcoming the Impossible is out today. Grab your copy here!

16

Jul

Enter our Book Giveaway: Anomaly by Krista McGee

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16

Jul

New Christian Books for July 14-20
Check out notable new Christian book releases for the week: a guide on the book of Acts and a novel about the power of dreams and visions. 
Take a look at the rest of July’s new releases here!

New Christian Books for July 14-20

Check out notable new Christian book releases for the week: a guide on the book of Acts and a novel about the power of dreams and visions.

Take a look at the rest of July’s new releases here!

14

Jul

Sunday Inspiration: Psalm 23

Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

(NKJV)

12

Jul

incidentalcomics:

Reading Is Dangerous
Illustration for the essay "Clunkers" by James McWilliams in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to ADs Rex Bonomelli and Nicholas Blechman!

Love this overview of the ‘dangers’ of reading!

incidentalcomics:

Reading Is Dangerous

Illustration for the essay "Clunkers" by James McWilliams in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to ADs Rex Bonomelli and Nicholas Blechman!

Love this overview of the ‘dangers’ of reading!

9

Jul


Philippians 4:19 (NIV)And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Love this!

Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Love this!

(Source: faithful-in-christ)

8

Jul

A Dose of Fiction: Christian Releases for July 8-14 and Giveaways News
This week’s releases is full of Christian fiction, particularly, Anomaly, a  Christian YA sci-fi novel from Thomas Nelson Fiction. 
Exciting news: We’re giving away a copy of Anomaly! Enter for your chance to win here (US only).

See the full July list here!

Will you be checking out these titles?

A Dose of Fiction: Christian Releases for July 8-14 and Giveaways News

This week’s releases is full of Christian fiction, particularly, Anomaly, a  Christian YA sci-fi novel from Thomas Nelson Fiction.

Exciting news: We’re giving away a copy of Anomaly! Enter for your chance to win here (US only).

See the full July list here!

Will you be checking out these titles?