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Twice a Slave: a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book (Jerry B. Jenkins Select Books)

Twice a Slave: a Jerry B. Jenkins Select Book (Jerry B. Jenkins Select Books)

Randy Willis

Randy Willis tells the raw-boned epic, based on his own ancestors, that gives American history a new face and a fresh voice.

Twice a Slave is the story of a Cherokee slave, a forbidden romance, and tragedies that build faith. One man who is determined to find his purpose and discover his identity becomes a slave a second time, and he changes the course of history in Louisiana.

Joseph Willis is one of the most fascinating, yet unknown personalities in Evangelical history. He was born into slavery before the American Revolution, the son of a Cherokee mother and an English father who faced incredible difficulties. His story is timeless and inspires the modern heart to overcome insecurities, conquer prejudice between believers, and insurmountable obstacles that unsettle the faithful. Even though Joseph’s life was threatened because of his race and faith, he became the first Protestant to preach the gospel west of the Mississippi River. This is a novel about an unknown slave filled with drama, suspense, love, defeat, and ultimately triumph, an epic all can cheer for.

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The birth of the novels: Twice a Slave, Three Winds Blowing, and Louisiana Wind, the play Twice a Slave, and the biographies The Apostle to the Opelousas and The Story of Joseph Willis.

As a boy Randy Willis lived near Longleaf and Forest Hill, Louisiana. As a teenager, he would work cows with his family on the open range owned by lumber companies. Seven generations of Randy Willis’s family have lived there, beginning with his 4th Great-Grandfather Joseph Willis in 1828. Randy would often ride his horse through his family’s neighboring property, which was once William Prince Ford’s Wallfield Plantation, not realizing the significance of his ancestor’s connection to Solomon Northup, William Prince Ford, and James “Jim” Bowie.

William Prince Ford was Joseph Willis’s neighbor, mentor, and friend. Ford had bought the slave Solomon Northup on June 23, 1841, in New Orleans. He immediately brought him to his Wallfield Plantation. Just forty-six days later, on August 8, 1841, Joseph Willis and William Prince Ford founded Spring Hill Baptist Church. Ford’s slaves including Solomon Northup, attended the church, which was the custom in pre-Civil War Louisiana.

The plantation was located on Hurricane Creek, a 1/4 mile east of present-day Forest Hill, Louisiana. It was located on the crest of a hill, on the Texas Road that ran along side a ridge. Northup called this area, in his book Twelve Years a Slave, “The Great Piney Woods.” Ford was also the headmaster of Spring Creek Academy located near his plantation and Spring Hill Baptist Church. It was there, in 1841, that Joseph Willis would live and entrust his diary to his protégé William Prince Ford, according to historian W.E. Paxton in A History Of The Baptists Of Louisiana From The Earliest Times To The Present (1888).

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Ford was not a Baptist preacher when he purchased Solomon Northup and the slave Eliza, a.k.a. Dradey, in 1841, as many books, articles, blogs, and the movie 12 Years a Slave have portrayed.

The first part of the Spring Hill Baptist Church minutes are written in Ford’s own handwriting since he was the first church secretary and also the first church clerk. The minutes reveal that on July 7, 1842, Ford was elected deacon. On December 11, 1842, Ford became the church treasurer, too. It was during the winter of 1842 that Ford sold a 60% share of Northup to John M. Tibeats. Ford’s remaining 40% was later conveyed to Edwin Epps, on April 9, 1843.

It was not until February 10, 1844, that Ford was ordained as a Baptist preacher. A year later, on April 12, 1845, Ford was excommunicated for “communing with the Campbellite Church at Cheneyville.” But, Ford’s later writings reveal that he remained close friends with his neighbor and mentor Joseph Willis.

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The Doctor's Unexpected Family: (Contemporary Inspirational Romance) (Port Provident: Hurricane Hope Book 2)

The Doctor’s Unexpected Family: (Contemporary Inspirational Romance) (Port Provident: Hurricane Hope Book 2)

Kristen Ethridge

GRACE FINDS YOU IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED PLACES…

Dr. Pete Shipley is on a mission to save lives and he’s ready to move to another corner of the world where his skills are needed. City Councilwoman Angela Ruiz is a single parent fighting to save her hometown after Hurricane Hope tears through Port Provident, leaving destruction across the community she has sworn to serve. Together, they team up to found The Grace Space, a Christian-based community gathering spot in the heart of Angela’s district, where residents can get food, household goods, and basic medical care while Port Provident rebuilds after the storm.

When Pete’s appointment to an international medical mission comes, will the doctor follow his lifelong dream and leave Port Provident, The Grace Space, and Angela and her daughter—or will he stay with the family he didn’t expect to love and realize he can change the world without leaving home?

HURRICANE HOPE: ONE STORM CHANGES PORT PROVIDENT FOREVER…AND FOR GOOD.

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The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club, Book 1)

The Potluck Club (The Potluck Club, Book 1)

Linda Evans Shepherd, Eva Marie Everson

Meet the Potluck Club–six women who gather each month to share their insatiable appetite for good friends, great food, and a pinch of prayer. Their seemingly unlikely friendship brings a little spice to life in Summit View, Colorado. But when they send up enough misinformed prayers to bring down a church, things get interesting . . .

Evie’s niece arrives with a broken heart and a big surprise.
Lisa Leann tries to take over.
Goldie’s marriage turns sour.
Donna stews over a strange encounter.
Lizzie’s librarian eyes are on the lookout for trouble.
Vonnie must come to terms with a secret she’s kept hidden from her best friends.

But who knows what life will serve as The Potluck Club discovers that friendship is no piece of cake and a little dash of grace, like salt, goes a long way.

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God Will: Devotions Empowered by Biblical Statements of Faith (Kingdom Promises)

God Will: Devotions Empowered by Biblical Statements of Faith (Kingdom Promises)

Ken Hemphill

Building on the popularity of the KINGDOM PROMISES devotional gift book series (more than 60,000 books sold since 2006), God Is and God Will further assure readers of their Maker’s bold power and faithfulness. Each includes approximately fifty two-page readings of encouragement that are easy to retain and share with others. And they go beyond “bite-sized theology” thanks to author Ken Hemphill’s clearly impassioned writing style.

God Will, an entirely new book, traces the promises throughout Scripture that begin with the statement “God will.”

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Quilt of Faith: Stories of Comfort from the Patchwork Life

Quilt of Faith: Stories of Comfort from the Patchwork Life

Mary Tatem

nspiring stories to brighten your day

For hundreds of years, industrious women have been creating objects of beauty and comfort from discarded scraps of fabric. In the same way, God takes the bits and pieces of our disjointed lives and puts them together to form something altogether new and useful. Through heartwarming stories inspired by twelve beloved quilt patterns, Mary Tatem uncovers spiritual insights that offer comfort like a cozy quilt. You’ll enjoy stories featuring the following quilt blocks:

Grandmother’s Flower Garden
Dresden Plate
Sunbonnet Sue
Lone Star
Ohio Star
Grandmother’s Fan
Log Cabin
Rail Fence
Flying Geese
Double Wedding Ring
Baltimore Album
Grandmother’s Flower Basket

Whether you’re a quilter or quilt lover, Quilt of Faith will show you how to see God’s hand at work in your life.

“Mary Tatem’s gentle stories and tender prayers framed by Scripture and lovely illustrations offer the comfort of a quilt as she comes along beside us to bring nurture to our days.”–Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author, A Mending at the Edge and Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft

“Mary’s stories always point to the grace and comfort of our heavenly Father. Quilt of Faith will make a marvelous gift, a real keeper to pass on to those you love.”–Lauraine Snelling, author, the Red River series, the Daughters of Blessing series, and One Perfect Day

Mary Tatem is the author of The Quilt of Life. A Bible school teacher, Girl Scout leader, PTA leader, mom of four, and grandmother of fifteen, she speaks to women’s groups and churches on marriage, family relationships, and the grace of God. She lives in Virginia.

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DIY: 365 Days of DIY: A Collection of DIY, DIY Household Hacks, DIY Cleaning and Organizing, DIY Projects, and More DIY Tips to Make Your Life Easier (With Over 45 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas)

DIY: 365 Days of DIY: A Collection of DIY, DIY Household Hacks, DIY Cleaning and Organizing, DIY Projects, and More DIY Tips to Make Your Life Easier (With Over 45 DIY Christmas Gift Ideas)

White Lemon

DIY: 365 Days of DIY: A Collection of DIY, DIY Household Hacks, DIY Cleaning and Organizing, DIY Projects, and More DIY Tips to Make Your Life Easier (NEW Proofread Version 2015)

$0.99 Special Launch Price! (From $9.99) ~ READ FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED

SPECIAL BONUS: Over 45 DIY Christmas gifts ideas, DIY Gift-Giving with an end “gift” at the back of this book.

365 Days of DIY brings you awesome do-it-yourself household hacks, parenting hacks, cleaning hacks, beauty hacks, fitness hacks, essential life hacks, and cooking hacks. Do you feel that your life has become mundane, slow, and all-too-difficult? If you want to maximize your lifestyle, become the most creative element of your own life, and fuel yourself with ready discipline to yield essential vibrancy through gift-giving, cleaning, and weight loss endeavors, you NEED this book. Seriously.

This entire year’s worth of DIY hacks will make your life infinitely easier. All the things currently surrounding you—from your ceiling fans to your socks—you can utilize to make a sort of “magic” in your personal environment.

Best of all: you can create DIY gifts with an end “gift” at the back of this book. 45 DIY Christmas Gifts offers excellent ideas for homemade skin care scrubs, recipes, beauty supplies, play dough—and so much more. You get 365 ideas to maximize your entire year. On top of that, you get 45 DIY Christmas gift ideas to allow you to save money AND give awesome homemade gifts at the end of the year. Wow. You really can maximize every element of your day.

Become your most creative version of yourself. Become a person brimming with beauty, with engagement. You are the master of your domain. You are the master of DIY. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars every year to join a gym, to clean your house, to become the best kind of parent, or to deliver the best Christmas gifts ever. All you need is this book, a bit of supplies, and some determination. Your life is brimming with possibility. Grab it!

Download Your Copy Right Now! – Enjoy the following DIY hacks to maximize your life and create stunning beauty!

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Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That Are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight's Supper

Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That Are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper

Jaden Hair

Steamy Kitchen creator Jaden Hair, top Asian cooking blogger, gives a healthy and truly inspired overhaul to more than 120 classic Asian recipes, making them accessible and easy for home cooks.

As the creator of the beloved blog Steamy Kitchen, Jaden Hair knows how to make Asian food accessible—and exciting—to home cooks. Now, with humor and a can-do attitude, Jaden presents this collection of her quick and flavorful recipes for healthy Asian dishes, most of which are naturally gluten-free and light on meat. With her infectious passion for cooking, Jaden teaches you how to shop for the best Asian ingredients, stock your pantry to streamline weeknight meals, and master delicious Asian cooking at home.

Featuring good-enough-to-eat photography shot by Jaden herself, this book speaks to a new wave of healthy eaters without sacrificing flavor, ease, and fun. Jaden makes Asian foods seem approachable, not intimidating, and also offers new material for experienced Asian cooks looking to expand their repertoires. Doing away with gloppy sauces, oily stir-fries, and high calorie counts, these vibrant and unquestionably unique dishes are inspired makeovers of authentic dishes from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Recipes such as Chicken-Mango Lettuce Cups, Seafood Curry Noodle Soup, Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Grilled Tofu, Korean Tacos My Way, and a Thai-inspired Peach and Basil Smoothie are perfectly suited for everything from casual dinners to impromptu parties and gatherings.

Jaden’s conversational style will make you feel as if you have a knowledgeable friend in the kitchen, guiding you through the process. With Jaden on your side, you can learn to cook fast, fresh, tasty Asian dishes that family and friends—from seasoned foodies to picky kids—will enjoy and request time and time again!

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The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes

The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God’s Eyes

Robert McGee

Robert McGee’s best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ’s love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that “should be read by every Christian.”

In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will:

Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill
Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life
Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ

Discover what two million readers have already discovered: that true significance is found only in Christ.

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Tarnished Silver

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Chautona Havig

November 15-December 24–the busiest time of the year for most businesses, and The Confectionary owner, Audrey Seever is no exception. Buried in new ice cream flavors, bon bons, pies, breads, cakes, and other tempting treats, Audrey hardly has time to sleep, much less do things like cook for herself, clean up after herself, or do any holiday decorating.

So when Kelly Cox stops in to pick up some promised treats, her offer to do housework in exchange for goodies throughout the holiday season tempts Audrey beyond her ability to refuse! But what started as a simple housecleaning job quickly becomes a mystery as Kelly discovers a secret that Audrey has kept for almost twenty-five years!

Though she knows it’s none of her business, Kelly can’t help investigating, and before long, finds herself in the middle of more drama than she’d ever imagined possible. Will Audrey ever forgive her, and even more importantly, will history repeat itself?

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A Cowboy's Touch (A Big Sky Romance Book 1)

A Cowboy’s Touch (A Big Sky Romance Book 1)

Denise Hunter

Abigail is just in Moose Creek, Montana for the summer to temporarily care for her great aunt. But a tender-hearted cowboy beckons her to stay.

Abigail Jones intends to spend just one summer in middle-of-nowhere Montana with her Aunt Lucy. Time away from her job is just what Abigail needs to reassess her life. The slow pace has her breathing deeply for the first time in years. And the majestic scenery encourages her to get reacquainted with herself . . . and God.

What she didn’t count on was the handsome widowed cowboy who owns the ranch where her aunt lives. When the rancher loses his daughter’s nanny, Abigail decides to lend a hand for the summer.

Wade Ryan can’t help being attracted to Abigail. But he’s given up everything to protect his daughter, and he’s not about to risk it all on a pretty face.

Under Abigail’s care, Wade’s home and daughter thrive. And with Wade’s touch, Abigail’s heart feels at home at last. But Abigail knows this elusive rancher is hiding something. Will her own secrets separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?

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Stephen Bly's Horse Dreams Trilogy: Memories of a Dirt Road, The Mustang Breaker, Wish I'd Known You Tears Ago

Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Trilogy: Memories of a Dirt Road, The Mustang Breaker, Wish I’d Known You Tears Ago

Stephen Bly

For the first time, you can now get all three novels in Stephen Bly’s Horse Dreams Series together in one trilogy book.

In the first novel of this series, Memories of a Dirt Road, we meet Develyn Worrell. Develyn, or Devvy for short, is a fifth-grade schoolteacher from southern Indiana who is broken-hearted about her husband’s death and her daughter’s decision not to come home for the summer. To clear her mind, Devvy decides to find a little dirt road town in Wyoming where she vacationed as a child. She fondly remembers the quaintness of the small town, the beautiful sunsets, and an remarkable Roan horse that has captivated her dreams ever since. Desperately wanting to experience that peace and tranquility again, Devvy embarks on a journey to find the town. When she arrives, she purchases her very own Roan mare, rents a little cabin with an incredible sunset view, and watches as God brings three very important men into her life.

In the second part of the Horse Dreams Series trilogy, The Mustang Breaker, heavy-hearted Develyn Worrell’s mood is changing as she begins to escape the worries of her past and enjoy the equine charms of her picture-perfect small Wyoming town. It is there that the Lord’s leading is beginning to become clear, even as cowboy romances and the relationship with her grown daughter get more complicated.

In the third and final installment of the Horse Dreams trilogy, soul-searching Develyn Worrell has finally found her groove. Ready to savor the end of summer in small town Wyoming, she settles in to enjoy “end of summer” peace and contentment. That is, until her daughter pays a visit, an eclectic friend plans to marry, a suspicious stranger enters the picture, and a dear mentor suffers a heart attack. Just as she begins to feel as if the world is closing in on her once again, the steady friendship of Cooper Tallon comes to her rescue. He may lack the charm and flash of other cowboys, but he always seems to have just what Develyn’s heart needs. As her relationship with Cooper blooms and her faith and trust in the Lord grows, she looks forward to the unwritten chapters of her life.

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Once Upon a Gulf Coast Summer

Once Upon a Gulf Coast Summer

Susan Oliver

Susan Oliver says, “It takes very little for a mother and daughter to turn on each other. So much lies below the surface—hurts held for decades in clinched fists, extravagant expectations never met, and ties that bind.”

Once Upon a Gulf Coast Summer is about the complex relationship between Josephine Green and her grown daughter, Katy. Issues bear down from Josephine’s troubled and rigid childhood and the enigmatic mother who was preoccupied with her own secret disappointments.

Jo and Katy continue to war with each other, especially after Jo is diagnosed with lung cancer. Jo struggles to communicate her faith with her daughter and receives help from her housekeeper, Adele, who is a devout lady of faith.

Jo and Katy work to find their redemption, both together and individually, even as flood waters threaten their home one Gulf Coast summer.

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Gifts of Gold (Apples of Gold Series)

Gifts of Gold (Apples of Gold Series)

Betty Huizenga

Betty Huizenga, author and founder of Apples of Gold, says “Mentoring is really nurturing—sharing ideas from life lessons and passing on wisdom, ideas, and truth from God from one generation to the next. It is a forgotten art—one that we have neglected and, in the process, we have lost the joy and sheer fun of days gone by.”

At the heart of Apples of Gold is the desire to touch the lives of women, young and old, by reviving the art of older women nurturing younger women. In Gifts of Gold, Betty encourages and instructs the wonderful ‘golden women’ who have answered God’s call to be mentors. Wondering if you were meant to mentor? Answer these questions for yourself:

• Can you be a friend?
• Can you listen?
• Can you share what Christ has done in your life?
• Do you care about the needs of other women?
• Do you have a tender heart toward God and others?

THEN YOU CAN BE A NURTURING WOMAN! Nurturing others is much like passing on a priceless heirloom. Your life and the lessons God has taught you were meant to be shared—preserved and passed on from generation to generation. You are a precious gift of gold God wants to unwrap and show to others. You can be a mentor—Gifts of Gold can help you get started!

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