God’s Creative Humbling

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As I was talking with a women’s ministry director at a church training conference, I hoped she would invite me to speak at her women’s retreat. I enjoyed one of the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies set before us while we sat in the lounge of the convention center. When she asked my opinion on some important issues, I spoke with confident tones. I was thrilled to see her staring at my mouth, obviously eager to hear my every word. Surely, I was impressing her. All I have to do is say the right things, I assured myself, as I…

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Featuring Dr. Mary Ann Diorio-CAN Volunteer Extraordinaire

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Happy Friday CAN Members! This is Catherine Finger bringing you an interview with today’s featured author: Dr. MaryAnn Diorio.  In addition to to being an award-winning author, speaker, leader, coach, and beloved family matriarch, MaryAnn finds time to graciously leads our CAN reviewers—a great service to our authors. Thank you for joining us today, MaryAnn! Catherine: What are your passions? MaryAnn: Worshipping God, loving my family, sharing the Gospel, writing fiction. painting—especially in oils. Catherine: Where do you volunteer your spare time giving you a more rounded life? MaryAnn: I spend my spare time discipling women and ministering to my…

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New Release: Daily Wisdom for Women 2018 Devotional Collection

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Daily Wisdom for Women 2018 Devotional Collection by Barbour Publishing Month of November written by Darlene Franklin Release date: November 1, 2017 ISBN: 9781683222118   About the book:  Experience an intimate connection to your heavenly Father with the Daily Wisdom for Women devotional collection. Featuring a powerful devotional reading and prayer for every day of 2018,this beautiful volume provides inspiration and encouragement for your soul. In these pages you’ll find comfort, challenge, and spiritual blessing as you experience an intimate connection with the Savior all 365 days of 2018.   About the CAN contributing author:  Best-selling hybrid author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to…

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New Release: All Saints by Jeanette Windle

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All Saints with Jeanette Windle Bethany House Publishers September 1, 2017 ISBN-10: 0764230271 ISBN-13: 978-0764230271 BOOK DESCRIPTION: Newly ordained, Michael Spurlock’s first assignment is to pastor All Saints, a struggling church with twenty-five devoted members and a mortgage well beyond its means. The best option appears to be closing the church and selling the property. But when All Saints hesitantly risks welcoming a community of Karen refugees from Burma, the coming together of two groups from opposite sides of the planet into one community under God ultimately becomes the salvation of both and the true miracle of All Saints. Discover…

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New Release: The Second Chance Brides Collection by Barbour Books

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The Second Chance Brides Collection By CAN authors Angela Breidenbach, Amber Stockton, and Liz Tolsma Barbour Books Historical Romance Collection August 2017 About the book: Hope for Happy Endings Is Renewed in Nine Historical Romances. Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed? Fanned Embers by Angela Breidenbach shares the true history of the largest fire in US History. Will love be consumed or blaze into an amazing future?     About the author:  Angela Breidenbach is a best-selling author of…

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NEW RELEASE: Girl Talk Guy Talk by Jesse Florea and Karen Whiting

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Girl Talk Guy Talk by Jesse Florea and Karen Whiting Tyndale House Publishers ISBN 978-1496417862 Release date: August 1, 2017 About the book Communication is a key tool in life. We interact with words, gestures, and movements. The devotions in Girl Talk Guy Talk give insights that focus on different aspects of teen life to help both guys and girls better understand and communicate with the opposite sex.  Various styles of devotions, including stories, checklists, quizzes, fact-based news, text messages, and skill-building tips will encourage and equip young girls and guys to understand how the opposite sex is wired and how to best…

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Become An Expert

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Marketing Tips From Cheri Cowell If you’ve published a book, you are an expert on that book’s topic. Experts share their knowledge with others, so here are some ways to further your expert status and share what you know.

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Tips from the Pros: Kathy Collard Miller

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February greetings! I’m back again this week with another CAN encore interview from yet another author friend. Kathy and I were “online-only” sisters until we met in person just before the 2015 International Christian Retail Show in Orlando. I’m honored to host Kathy today and to present some of her hard-earned wisdom. Welcome, Kathy. Let’s get started right away. How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?  I have 52 published books. Some of my latest include: Whispers of My Heart, Daughters of the King Bible Study Series; Never Ever be the Same: A New…

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