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Review of If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece

Posted by connywithay on May 24, 2016 at 1:22pm 0 Comments

If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient Greece (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time ) (Volume 1)

“If you were me and lived in Ancient Greece, you would be born around 2,300 years ago,” Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s book, If You Were Me and Lived In … Ancient Greece.



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* CONTEST * If You Were Me and Lived In … Colonial America ~ 5 Giveaways!

Posted by connywithay on May 24, 2016 at 10:58am 0 Comments

If You Were Me and Lived in...Colonial America (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time ) (Volume 4)

WIN CAROLE P ROMAN’S CHILDREN’S BOOK

IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … COLONIAL AMERICA!

4 WINNERS be randomly selected to win FREE from the author this recently released book. 1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE ALL 4 BOOKS in this series.

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Traces of Guilt – Dee Henderson (5 Stars)

Posted by Brittany at BooksandBiscuitsBlog on May 24, 2016 at 7:47am 0 Comments

Illinois State Police Detective Evie Blackwell arrives in Carin, Illinois, for a working vacation.  As a potential member of the state’s new task force focused on solving previously unsolved cases, she has her eye on several crimes that have left local enforcement officers completely stumped.  Carin County sheriff Gabriel Thane soon finds himself with an ambitious detective ready to dive into the community’s past, even as families of victims are hoping to finally receive resolution on cases…

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Review of The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings

Posted by connywithay on May 23, 2016 at 8:40pm 0 Comments

“Whenever you’re worried, you should turn to God in prayer. You can always talk to the Lord and ask for strength and guidance,” Papa tells his bears in Mike Berenstain’s book, The Berenstain Bears School Time Blessings.



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Review of If You Were Me and Lived In … Renaissance Italy

Posted by connywithay on May 23, 2016 at 11:57am 0 Comments

If You Were Me and Lived in...Renaissance Italy (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time ) (Volume 2) “If you were me and lived in Renaissance (Ren-ai-san-ce) Italy, you would have been born over five hundred years ago around the year 1483, somewhere outside of Florence, Italy, in a region called Tuscany (Tus-ca-nee),”  Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s book, If You Were Me and Lived In … Renaissance Italy.

 

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* CONTEST * If You Were Me and Lived In … Elizabethan England ~ 5 Giveaways!

Posted by connywithay on May 22, 2016 at 11:57pm 0 Comments

If You Were Me and Lived in... Elizabethan England (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time ) (Volume 3)

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IF YOU WERE ME AND LIVED IN … ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND!

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Forum

Authors-What would you like to ask your readers?

Started by Sandi Andrews in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Gail Gaymer Martin May 18. 176 Replies

As I was preparing our annual "BC Year in Review" survey this morning, it occurred to me that some authors might be interested in asking our readers some questions.  Large and diverse, our club not only appreciates the generosity of the authors who have made themselves available for our questions but our members also enjoy sharing their own opinions about Christian literature. If you would like to pose a question to our group, reply to this post and I'll include it in the survey that our group will fill out at our August 17th special event.  After the results are compiled and tabulated, I'll post the results here later in August. Thanks,SandiContinue

What about Cussing in a book? My opinion...

Started by Fred St Laurent in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Gail Gaymer Martin May 18. 175 Replies

It seems to me that a few authors took this in a different direction than was my original intent.This is a network of readers. Literally more than 80% of us are readers here....I think that this discussion has been good and after reading the last posts, I believe we have shifted from our original intent.Maybe we have said all we can say about this.I will say that the discussion started out with readers expressing their views about what they would or would not read (or buy) and turned into a reader bashing discussion about a few bad reviewers. Maybe that would best be a discussion for another forum?Besides I did get a few complaints from readers here about the posts lately so I have shut this one down.********************************************This morning I was looking at discussions on Michelle Sutton's Ning page "Edgy Christian Writers" and one discussion was about cussing in a Christian book.Some were saying it hurt "the reality" of a character like a gang member, if they didn't…Continue

Inside a Book Club (book choice and meetings)

Started by Sandi Andrews in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Sandi Andrews Nov 6, 2014. 90 Replies

 I am the Book Club coordinator for a large church in Roanoke, VA.  Our club started 4 years ago meeting monthly in two discussion groups.  The Tuesday group meets 11:30am-1:00pm at the church and the Saturday group meets 9:30am-11:00am at a Panera Bread. In addition to the club members, many others read from our book list even if they cannot attend a discussion group.  Some of these readers choose to meet in smaller groups or individually with a club member to share their thoughts about a book. Because there are limited spaces for books on the schedule, each selection must meet the following criteria:  first and foremost a chosen book must honor God, secondly, it must be a well written great story offering potential discussion topics. Being aware that the books I choose for the club will be spending the time and money of our readers, only the best of the best make the final book list.  I intentionally seek variety in genres, authors, geographic locations, time periods, and topics. I…Continue

When it's hard to get out of bed in the morning . . .

Started by Alice J. Wisler in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Alice J. Wisler May 14, 2013. 82 Replies

So delighted!  At last, my devotional, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache, is out!  This book has opened many doors for me to meet with others who are in pain due to the many sorrows experienced in life.  I am speaking on the book's themes (forgiveness, anguish, anger, praise) on radio shows and at groups around my state and the country. I wrote this devotional from my own anguish after losing my four-year-old son Daniel to cancer. I feel many Christians tend to brush over the impact loss has on our lives.  Acknowledging a person's pain is key in order to be able to walk with him/her in their sorrow. How do you help those you know who are suffering now with loss (financial, health, death of a loved one, broken relationships) in their lives? What have you found to be effective when you have been the one having a tough time getting out of bed in the morning?Continue

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 BOOKS FOR THIS YEAR- PERSONALLY & YOUR CLUB? DO TELL!!

Started by Nora St.Laurent in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Barbara Harris Jan 4, 2015. 70 Replies

Finding Hope Book Club near the Atlanta area voted on the BEST books of 2011 It was a close race. Both Book Clubs voted 45 in all. These are the TOP 5 - there was a tie for 5th place. 1.WORDS by Ginny Yttrup 2. HEALER’S APPRENTICE by Melanie Dickerson 3. MEDICAL ERROR by Richard L. Mabry, MD\ 4. THE RELUCTANT PROPHET by Nancy Rue TIE -  FIFTH PLACE…Continue

Book clubs....

Started by Martha Artyomenko in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Brenda Nixon Mar 19, 2015. 65 Replies

So, we are starting a book club and were deciding on books. We all agreed we did not want any doctrinal books, but then the one lady said she did not want any Christian fiction either. i did pick out a couple that are not the typical "Christian fiction" types..... and at least one is on the list. Have you run into this often? People tend to think of christian fiction as either badly written books, not controversial enough, or too preachy....What things do you do to combat that? Continue

Book Lists.....any suggestions?

Started by Kimberly Zweygardt in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Judy Christie Jul 8, 2010. 64 Replies

We are starting a book club and will begin with Kim Vogel Sawyer's Fields of Grace. We are going to read all genre's of Christian Fiction.  We'll meet monthly and have authors via phone for some books. Can you tell me what books you've read that you'd reccommend for our group?  Any books you'd avoid? lol The purpose of our group is several fold--as an outreach to those who are unchurched but like to read to introduce them to the Christian life as lived out by characters so they might come to know Jesus, for women who might be new to their faith and intimidated by a Bible study to open discussion on how you live out your faithand apply Scripture to real life circumstance, to open discussion of those who are mature in faith about hard subjects like grief, forgiveness, sin, etc. Thanks for all your help and suggestions! Blessings, Kim Continue

What would you change, if you could, about TBCN?

Started by Fred St Laurent in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Alacia Feb 18, 2014. 57 Replies

We have a secret that we might be announcing soon. We have worked long hours and networked with lots of people to take this network to the next level and beyond...We want your input!Suppose you could change anything about Book Fun? What would it be?What would you keep the same?I know we are complicated and most of this is due to how active our people are. There is so much going on her that a new person can get lost very easily... we are working on this.Please be creative and suggest whatever you want? What would you change? What would you keep the same... don't forget to tell us why?We are going to change and we want you to be happy!Continue

How do you write???

Started by Kasey Beebe in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Kasey Beebe Mar 3, 2011. 46 Replies

  As a reader, I have always wondered how writers organize their thoughts, how they keep the plot going, and how they write on a subject they know little about. Do they have a set time of day to write? what happens when a writer loses in inspiration?  To all the writers, published or not, could you reveal how you do it???Continue

PEACE IN THE STORM: WALKING WITH GOD WHILE LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN & ILLNESS -- CLOSING MAY 31, THEN BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Started by Maureen Pratt in General Discussions for Everyone. Last reply by Maureen Pratt May 11, 2013. 42 Replies

Since I was diagnosed with serious lupus and other chronic illnesses, my faith has blossomed! I was always prayerful, attended church, and read Scripture. But, oh, my! the awesomeness that is Our Lord truly has led me on an amazing journey with and in spite of significant health challenges. I've been blessed to write books (including, "Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain & Illness," Random House/Image), a blog, articles - even songs!  - and now would be delighted to open up a discussion with the TBCN community. Let's witness to God's wonderful work even when pain is difficult or illness is pressing. Let's talk about faith, favorite Bible verses, ways in which God has brought abiding peace in our illness- and pain-wracked lives, even when the world seems to be falling apart. So you can get to…Continue

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