2021 Spring New Releases

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2021 Spring New Releases Author: Crystal BowmanTitle: My Arms Will Hold You TightPublisher: TyndaleRelease: January 2021ISBN-13: 978-1496446220Genre: Board BookLink to Book: https://www.tyndale.com/p/my-arms-will-hold-you-tight/9781496446220 Author: Roseanna M. WhiteTitle: Dreams of SavannahPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN-13: 978-0764237478Genre: Historical RomanceLink to Book: https://www.roseannamwhite.com/books/stand-alone-novels/dreams-of-savannah Author: Becky HarlingTitle: How to Listen so Your Kids Will TalkPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN: 978-0764237218Genre: NF/ParentingLink to Book: http://beckyharling.com/store Author: Caryl McAdooTitle: Duplicity at the Lowell HousePublisher: Peaceable PublishingRelease: January 11, 2021ISBN-13: 979-8569032020Genre: Mystery, HistoricalLink to Book: Amazon Only Author: Molly JebberTitle: Maryann’s HopePublisher: Kensington Publishing GroupRelease: January 26, 2021ISBN-13: 978-1420150674Genre: Historical Fiction/AmishLink to Book: https://www.mollyjebber.com/maryannshope.html Author: Grace…

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Book Review: Encountering God’s Heart for You: 365 Devotions from Genesis through Revelation

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A book review of Encountering God’s Heart for You: 365 Devotions from Genesis through Revelation by Diane Stortz. A daily devotional journey through the whole story of the Bible. Shared by permission of Elisabeth Espinoza. Encountering God’s Heart for You by Diane Stortz features 365 brief devotions that chronologically explore important people, events, and themes in Scripture beginning in Genesis and continuing all the way through to Revelation. Having personally read through an entire chronological Bible just last year, I am finding Encountering God’s Heart for You to be one of the most inspiring devotionals I have read in quite a while. Ms….

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Praise His Name

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  Negative attitudes have a way of creeping up on all of us at times. Good advice for turning them around is keeping a gratitude journal—a list of the things you’re thankful for each day. When we put our focus on the positive aspects of our lives, the impact of the negatives begins to shrink. Psalm 100 can be viewed as a prescription for keeping a gratitude journal about God—for learning to thank Him and praise Him for who He is and what He does. Coming before God to worship with thanksgiving and praise is easy when we’re keenly aware…

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NEW RELEASE: Encountering God’s Heart for You: 365 Devotions from Genesis Through Revelation by Diane Stortz

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Encountering God’s Heart for You: 365 Devotions from Genesis Through Revelation Diane Stortz  Bethany House September 3, 2019 978-0-7642-3218-3 Description 365 short devotions take women on a journey through the Bible’s big story in a year. Encounter God’s heart of love, justice, and mercy and discover your heart of love for Him.     Author bio Diane Stortz writes best-selling books for children and adults. Her goal: making God’s wonders known to the next generation. She and her husband, Ed, have two married daughters and five young grandchildren—all boys! Visit her website at DianeStortz.com.

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The Woman We All Love to Hate

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She’s the woman we all love to hate, and she used to really bug me. The woman Proverbs 31 praises so highly—she’s just too perfect. She meets everyone’s needs with a smile and looks great doing it. And she gets up early, well before sunrise, and gets right to work. Ugh. Through the years I’ve tried to follow her example. I had my couponing-and-three-store-menu-planning phase, my make-crafts-and-sell-them phase, and I’ve even had more than one let’s-get-up-before-the-sun-and-get-this-day-going phase. But eventually I learned I was trying to copy this much-maligned woman’s activities rather than her character. What the Proverbs 31 woman actually…

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New Release: Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz

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Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz  Publisher: Tommy Nelson Release Date: February 12, 2019 ISBN#: 978-1-4003-1758-5   About the book: Stop-and-Go Devotional provides short, active devotions based on Bible stories, designed for busy families with preschoolers and primary-grade children. Each short devotion consists of an action-filled Bible story (Stop and Read), an age-appropriate devotional thought with questions and a brief prayer (Think and Talk), plus an easy and fun follow-up activity, a thought to remember, and a supporting Bible verse (Green Means Go!).   About the author:  Diane Stortz writes best-selling books for children and adults. Her…

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A Chat with Author Diane Stortz

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Greetings, everyone, from Kevin Thompson! We’re in full summer mode in Florida. Wake up. Already hot. Muggy all day. Afternoon thunderstorms. Go to bed. Wake up. Rinse and Repeat. So, I’m inside where the A/C is cool, the air is dry, and the Lay-Z-boy is comfy. It’s here that we welcome children’s book author, Diane Stortz! Welcome, Diane! Tell us about your book, I AM: The Names of God for Toddlers. Bible stories, verses, and prayers help toddlers and preschoolers get to know God by discovering the meaning of twelve different names for God, such as Creator, Savior, Healer, Teacher,…

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Advent and Mysteries and Websites–Oh My!

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Exciting things are happening with our CAN authors during this advent season! Here’s the latest news from authors you love. Diane Stortz speaks Saturday, December 2, at Celebrate the Light, a Christmas dinner with the women of First Christian Church in Washington, Missouri. On December 9, she’ll be reading and signing I AM and the I AM Devotional at a children’s story hour at Belong Christian Store in Mason, Ohio. ❂   The Bunco Biddies are back in Book #3- Threes, Sixes & Thieves by Julie B. Crosgrove. In Bunco, when someone rolls three sixes, the game is over. When burglars…

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NEW RELEASE: JULY 2015 – SAY & PRAY BIBLE BY DIANE STORTZ

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Curl up together and experience the Bible in a fresh, new way. Young children will enjoy pointing to and naming the labeled objects and people on each page for early learning. Most important, they’ll discover favorite, age-appropriate Bible stories, with Scripture verses and short prayers that also hide God’s Word in young hearts. The book includes 20 Old Testament and New Testament stories. It is a sturdy board book with a padded hard cover.

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Tips from the Pros: Diane Stortz

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Balmy Christmas greetings from Marti Pieper, writing from sunny Mount Dora, Florida. Here, the strawberries are ripening, the orange trees growing heavy with fruit. And what may seem like unusual Christmas scenery only enhances the beauty of this season. But I have the idea that the landscape looks a bit different in Cincinnati, Ohio, which author Diane Stortz calls home. She has lots of information to share with us along with some exciting news about her own publishing projects. I know you’ll want to glean from her wisdom and experience. How did you get into writing? How many books do you have published?…

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