Friday, February 16, 2007
Author: Olivia Stith
Publisher: TriManna Publishing House
Release Date: December 22, 2006
Paperback: 163 pages
List Price: $10.95
You’re single. You’re saved… but you’re not satisfied. Lying in your queen-size bed, you wonder why God hasn’t sent your mate. Takeout dinner for one is starting to get old. You are doing your work in ministry as the Lord has directed – so what’s the hold up? Is God ever going to release you to marry? Do you really want to know my sister? Ask yourself truthfully, are you really prepared for that special man?
Perhaps you are already married, but the fire seems to be dwindling. You pray together and then turn to sleep, each on your own side of the bed. What is going on? Is this how a Christian
relationship is supposed to be?
It’s time for the truth to be told! It’s time for you to set aside old church ideas, beliefs and
doctrines that don’t fully teach you what it will take to have a strong relationship with your mate and with Christ. You will soon read some things that the church mothers just didn’t tell you.
Whether you are single or married, knowing these truths will help you to better your relationships overall. No longer will you have to ask yourself, “If God is my lover...why is my bed so cold?”
The truth is ready to set you free!
About the Author:
Olivia gave her life to Christ in 1992 and has been on fire for Him since through all the trials and tribulations. Under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, she has served as Youth Director, Outreach Director, Administrative Secretary and many other gifts as needed. She has been the Biblical studies at Bethphage Outreach Center where Carolyn S. Davis is Pastor. She was licensed as an evangelist in 2002 and then she was ordained as an Elder in 2004. She is an active member in community and women issues online and offline, working with organizations as far as Africa to build up the spiritual well being of her fellow sisters in Christ.
In February of 2006, God laid on her heart to start a ministry that empowers the spirits of women and their relationship with Christ. It was to be a network of sisters throughout the world who uplifted one another with the philosophy of being "my sister's keeper" Thus her ministry, Women on The Road of Deliverance, was birthed. (http://www.ladiesofword.com)
Olivia has been blessed to spread the message of her ministries nationwide as well as internationally in the continent of Africa on a recent visit. In November she combined her ministries and formed her company Trimanna Productions at http://www.trimanna.com that is an umbrella for her ministry work and publishing company, Trimanna Publishing House.
She also is a motivational speaker and spiritual counselor that ministers to all God sends on her path through her books, speaking engagements and spiritual counseling. Presently she is booked to start touring and speaking to women concerning relationships and courtship in her much anticipated and talked about book, "If God is My Lover...Why is My Bed So Cold?"
During her spare time when she is not busy doing interviews or speaking engagements, Olivia writes a monthly editorial column: FRUITFUL THINKING at www.mahoganybutterfly.com as well as numerous other sites as the Spirit leds. She constantly strives to be all God has her to be and encourages all those around her to pursue the gifts of Christ in their lives to live life to the fullest.
For more information...Readers can enjoy the antics of her everyday life and blogs by reaching her on http://www.myspace.com/oliviastith
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I hope you've been enjoying the weekly devotions on Thursdays. There's another great one lined up for tomorrow. In addition, I'm about to introduce another book on tour by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance:
Title: Christian Writers' Market Guide
Author: Sally Stuart
Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Pap/Cdr edition
Release Date: January 16, 2007
Paperback: 640 pages
List Price: $34.99
For more than twenty years, the Christian Writers' Market Guide has offered indispensable help to Christian writers. This year, for the first time, this valuable resource comes with a CD-ROM of the full text, so you can search with ease for topics, publishers, and other specific names.
The 2007 edition also includes up-to-date listings of more than 1,200 markets for books, articles, stories, poetry, and greeting cards, including information on forty new book publishers, eighty-three new periodicals, and thirty-four new literary agents. Perfect for writers in every phase, this is the resource to get noticed–and get published.
It contains listings for: 695 periodicals, 228 poetry markets, 355 book publishers, 133 online publications, 29 print-on-demand publishers, 1185 markets for the written word, 321 photography markets, 31 e-book publishers, 122 foriegn markets, 112 literary agents,and 59 newspapers.
It also gives you comprehensive lists of contests, writers groups and conferences, search engines, pay rates and submission guidelines, editorial services and websites.
Christian Writers’ Market Guide is a "must have" for any serious Christian writer that is looking to get published!
About the Author:
Sally Stuart is the author of thirty-four books and has sold more than one thousand articles and columns. Her long-term involvement with the Christian Writers' Market Guide as well as her marketing columns for the Christian Communicator, Oregon Christian Writers, and The Advanced Christian Writer, make her a sought-after speaker and a leading authority on Christian markets and the business of writing. Stuart is the mother of three and grandmother of eight.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
I hope you've been enjoying the eclectic selection of Christian Fiction we've been bringing your way. That being said, here's the latest book on tour by the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance:
Title: The Longing Season
Author: Christine Schaub
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: July 2006
Paperback: 272 pages
List Price: $12.99
All of the books in the MUSIC OF THE HEART series are based on hymns and their histories. The Longing Season is about one of the greatest redemption stories of all time: John Newton and his song, Amazing Grace.
Nature conspires against him, tossing the ship like a toy. Directionless--just like his life.
It seems his odyssey will end here, in the cold Atlantic.
Grief and terror grip his heart, but he will not surrender...not yet.
She reads the sentence again and again.
The first day I saw you I began to love you.
He'd written the words, sealed and posted them, then vanished.
She has a choice--turn toward the future, or wait, waiting and hoping.
And so begins her season of longing.
Christine Schaub is the author of the MUSIC OF THE HEART series, including Finding Anna, the “rest of the story” behind the writing of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul” (October 2005) and The Longing Season, the story behind “Amazing Grace” (July 2006) with Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Books.
In 2003, Christine won the “On the Page” screenwriting contest at Screenwriting Expo 2 in Los Angeles. Her one-page story, written on-site in 24 hours for Jacqueline Bisset, was selected by the actress as the best Oscar Wilde-type comedy for her persona.
While working in freelance corporate communications, Christine completed three feature-length screenplays, including a drama/comedy, romantic comedy, and sci-fi action/drama; developed four biopic teleplays for the stories behind the hymns; and published an online column for the MethodX website (Upper Room Ministries).
Christine honed her writing skills after more than 15 years in corporate communications for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and entertainment companies. She has also been a featured conference speaker on working with at-risk youth and changed lives in the classrooms with her creative presentation style.
Christine's love for the arts and creativity have taken her from church platforms to civic and professional stages, performing classics and dramas from her own pen.
Christine graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She has served on numerous boards and committees, usually as Communications Chair, and has received both regional and national awards in writing and design.