Welcome, readers. Davalynn Spencer from Colorado here, where it’s snowy and Christmassy already. Please welcome today’s featured author, Dianne Neal Matthews.
Dianne, please give us a quick overview of your book Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily.
Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily offers a daily dose of encouragement and wisdom for your stepfamily journey. Topics include parenting and step-parenting, strengthening your marriage, grief in the stepfamily, bonding with children, co-parenting with exes, and practical wisdom for bringing family members together.
This already sounds like a book someone in my family would benefit from, Dianne. What led you to write it?
Dianne Neal Matthews
Ron L. Deal is a nationally recognized expert in the area of blended families, the Founder and President of Smart Stepfamilies, and Director of Blended Family Ministries for FamilyLife. I was honored to work on this devotional book with Ron. His compassion and understanding of the unique needs and circumstances of stepfamilies are evident throughout his writings and his ministry. Read More →
Greetings from Marti Pieper in beautiful Florina! In case you don’t recognize that place, it’s my coined word for “in between Florida and South Carolina,” which is where I find myself this week as my husband and I are “in between” our former home in Mount Dora, Florida, and our new one in Seneca, South Carolina. But no matter where my home is, I’m thrilled to welcome my friend Michelle S. Lazurek to our CAN blog.
Welcome, Michelle. Can you please tell our readers about your book?
In The Best Gift of All, Paige receives two special gifts for Christmas—a homemade bear made by Mom and her favorite doll she wanted more than anything. When Paige disregards her other gifts, Mom wants to show her where real gift-giving originates—from the heart. Through serving at a homeless shelter, Paige learns the best gifts are not those wrapped in beautiful bows or packages—but ones from the heart. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing one of CAN’s newest members, Michelle Medlock Adams. Michelle has written over eighty books for children and for adults. With her award-winning background in journalism, she’s written many biographies for celebrities as well. I think you’ll enjoy what she has to share!
Welcome, Michelle! Please tell us about your new book, Platinum Faith.
Michelle Medlock Adams
Platinum exemplifies some of the most rare, useful qualities of all metals. In Platinum Faith, we highlight twelve platinum properties and how they relate to our walk of faith. More specifically, we delve into how they parallel our divine calling, our eternal value, and the unlimited love God has for us. Read More →
Davalynn Spencer here, wondering how November showed up so soon. I don’t think I’m ready, but author Rebecca Ondov is with her featured book today, Great Horse Stories for Girls.
Welcome, Rebecca, give us the back-cover copy for this book that I would have loved to read growing up. (Okay, still would.)
Girls love horses! Horsewoman Rebecca Ondov invites tweens (ages 8 to 12) to enjoy these true horse stories that will help them build confidence in God’s love, make wiser choices, and create stronger friendships, as well as encounter life-changing truths that will help them grow strong spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.
Wow – what a great introduction. What inspired you to write this book?
My heart aches for the generation of children that are being raised today. So often, through the media and culture, kids get the impression that they have no value. When in reality they are a one-of-a-kind treasure created by God Himself. My goal with this book is to help them see themselves as a priceless gift from God. Read More →
Thanks for stopping by the CAN blog. Davalynn Spencer here, and today I’m pleased to introduce author Kathy Harris and her featured book, Deadly Commitment.
Welcome, Kathy. Please give us a brief teaser for your book.
Danni Kemp fears she’s being stalked—but the truth is much more deadly.
Wow, what a great hook. Why did you write this book?
I wanted to convey the idea that all decisions have consequences, and some of those may even be deadly. In society today, it seems we often make commitments without fully counting the cost. I’m guilty of it too. It might be as simple as saying ‘yes’ to a request for our time when we want, or need, to say ‘no.’ Even worse, we sometimes make important, life-altering choices without thinking them through. It could be a spur-of-the-moment declaration that we’re quitting our job or dropping out of school. Or it might be the decision to marry without fully considering the consequences. Sometimes a hastily made decision works out, but it can also lead to regrets… And from that idea, a suspense plot was born. Read More →