June 23, 2012 · 1:31 pm
“It was a Holy Spirit-led operation. I’d sit and write, and if the Holy Spirit wasn’t speaking to me in my heart, I’d quit for a few days. A book gradually developed.”
Xulon Press, 2012
Sometimes it’s the back-story that compels a reader to select a particular book. When I read Emily Hedges interview with Shirley Shumaker (Sun Sailor, “New Brighton woman’s book describes her journey with God”, June 21, 2012) I immediately wanted to read Shirley’s story and get to know her better. In the interview, Shirley describes the day she was thrown into the arms of God – the day in 1964 when her husband left her and their children promising that if ‘things didn’t work out’ he would come back. In the years that followed, Shirley found that trusting in God to provide brought everything she needed at just the right time. Writing is her connection to God. She said, “It was a Holy Spirit-led operation. I’d sit and write, and if the Holy Spirit wasn’t speaking to me in my heart, I’d quit for a few days. A book gradually developed.”
She describes the book not as a “how to” book:
It’s a story of redemption. We are living cells in the body of Christ; living stones in His temple; lights in the world and living epistles for all to read. May the Holy Spirit sprinkle the diamond dust of revelation throughout; heavenly fragments that will cling to the fingers which turn the pages while He quickens the heart and confirms His unconditional, unwavering love toward every son and daughter.
Reading this book is like putting on new glasses – suddenly, God’s grace is clearer and faith awakens refreshed.
June 6, 2012 · 12:03 pm
Desert Coyote Productions is pleased to announce this giveaway of five (5) signed copies of Jeannie Faulkner Barber’s latest novel, Taste of Fire.
Back cover copy:
Incessantly teased by childhood peers over an uncharacteristic scar from a fiery car crash, spirited Terri Neal finds comfort in her father’s explanation: “The flames licked your arm, but when it tasted you, it knew you were special, and the fire was afraid.” Her father’s shadowy death in a mysterious building fire prompts Terri to develop into a dedicated, top-notch firefighter.
In a deadly house fire, she sees her father’s image through the flickering inferno. He instructs the iron-willed young woman to seek out her biological parents. However, this task will be far from mundane as it propels Terri down a path of intrigue, romance, and peril. In the innocent shadows of daylight, a lethal stalker and kidnapper lurks.
Death approaches …
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