Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“Friendship – Four Week Mini Bible Study” by Ashley Ferris Book Launch

Friendship - Four Week Mini Bible Study By Ashley Ferris

About the Book:

Let’s explore the gift of friendship- what a devoted friendship looks like, how to handle the waiting period, and how to deepen current, valued friendships. If you are in a season where you find yourself light on friends, I want this study to be an encouragement that this season will have an expiration date. If you are in a place where you feel you have many friends, I hope you can use this study to evaluate the depth and purpose of those friendships. It may spur you to take risks to deepen some already beautiful friendships. It may also help you see that there are some unhealthy ties that may need to be prayed over and potentially ended. Finally, if you have friendships that are deep, but you tend to pull away when you are confronted, I hope you will see the value that lies before you. I pray that you will endure uncomfortable conversations with deep friends (that you know have your best interests at heart) in order to grow in friendship and as a daughter of the King.
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Giveaway!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Official Launch: Be You - Four Week Mini Bible Study by Heather Bixler

 
be_you_2_250 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 2 Corinthians 3:9 (NLT) What would it look like for you to be bold, transparent, free, and truly the person God created you to be? What would it look like for you to BE YOU? In this four week mini Bible Study journey with author Heather Bixler as she shares some of her personal struggles with you in an effort to be transparent with you, the reader. God wants us to shine and radiate His glory, but truly this can only be done through our brokenness. God is looking for transparent women to help guide others to a true and intimate relationship with Jesus through the sharing of their own brokenness, and compassion for one another. If we are truly going to shine for HIS glory in the new ministry of HIS righteousness then we must learn the art of being who God created us to be. We often think this is found through performance and behavior changes, but when we have given our life over to Jesus then everything God created us to be is found in the Holy Spirit that is already living within us. Come and unwrap the beauty that is already within through the four week mini Bible Study, Be You!
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Free Kindle Book to Celebrate the Launch:

mini_bible_study_bundle_250Download your copy of our brand new Mini Bible Study Bundle for FREE! This Mini Bible Study Bundle includes the following Becoming Press Mini Bible Studies in One:
  • God the Father - Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • Faith - Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • Rejected- Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • My Treasures - Four Week Mini Bible Study
  • BONUS: Breaking Pride - Tearing Down Walls, Walking in His Grace.
Download the Becoming Press Mini Bible Study Bundle- Vol. 1 for free today and tomorrow (11/29 & 11/30)!

Free Online Bible Study using the "Be You - Four Week Mini Bible Study!

free_online_bible_study Sign up today for a free four week online Bible Study with author Heather Bixler. Starting in January 2014 you will have the chance to participate in an online Bible Study of "Be You - Four Week Mini Bible Study." Be sure and sign up today, space is limited and registration is required!
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hippity Pop! It's a Jumpin' Blog Hop!

I am very excited to have been invited to join a children's author blog hop by the amazing Aileen Stewart!  Be sure to hop back and check her out at, Aileen's Thoughts!  Her book, Fern Valley, is a wonderful addition to any children's library. 

So, now for a few tidbits about myself!

What are you working on right now?

At the moment, I am gearing up for Nanowrimo and hope to get along farther than last year!  I have several short stories knocking around.  I also have a continuation to The Secret of Smiley's Woods at my publisher.  In the new story, one of our favorites characters, Sarah's cousin, gets to have his turn.  Be sure to keep your eyes open, because there will still be one more person searching for his adventure.  I will soon be starting the story for Sarah's brother and see where he will be finding his own "Secret".

How does your writing process work?

Mostly, I will get a fleeting idea.  This can come from a sentence I read somewhere, or a phrase someone says to me.  I have also just been driving down the road and the landscape has caused something to float through my mind.  I have to knock it around in my head for a little while.  Soon, it starts to tug at me and I know that is when I need to sit and start to write.  I am not able to take notes very well when I am at this point, doing so makes me overthink everything.  I have to let it build in my mind and then let the gates open.  I will sit and let everything I have built up flow out at once.  I usually let it sit for several days before going back and reading through it. 

Who are authors that you most admire?

I do not want to be one of a crowd, but I truly admire Jane Austen.  I feel in a time and society which decided women should be, do, and act in a certain manner, Jane was able to find her voice.  She was able to poke fun at a set of rules while opening our eyes and making us think more about a period in history, which at times, was very rigid.  Given my totally romantic nature (mostly hidden from view), I adore Diana Palmer and Nora Roberts.  I have read everything each has published and await any new works with high anticipation.  Each author's writing style appeals to a different side of me. 

Where do you turn for instruction and inspiration?

I turn to my fellow authors.  I have been fortunate to meet so many fellow authors online and to see how they hone their respective crafts.  There is never an answer lacking or support when there is a road block.  I have truly been blessed beyond belief in the area!  I have joined several writers groups which enables me to pose questions and in turn give answers of my own.  I am most inspired by my family.  If they believe in my ability to do what my heart desires in my writing, I do just fine!


Thanks for stopping by a while!  I hope you are enjoying the Hop!  Please be sure to check out Kelly Hagen, author of Jake and Jesus, at her blog Author Kelly Hagen.






Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review of All My Tomorrows, Author Kathleen Sherwood


All My Tomorrows by Author Kathleen Sherwood is quite simply a wonderful book.  I started reading and was unable to put it down until I finished it.  I had to keep drying tears, which switched from happy to sad and back again. I felt as if Alex and Cole were more than characters; they really came alive to me. After I finished reading, I sat thinking how I hope I raise my son to be half the sweet, Christian man Cole is. And how I wish I was a witness half as much as Alex. I felt she kept reminding me all through the book to keep my eyes on God and I felt God speak to my heart through her. I still have the scriptures on my mind.  This book is a sweet, uplifting, Christian story about two people who truly live for God.  I highly recommend this book and look very forward to reading everything Kathleen has to offer!

Gailya Keller


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review of Jake and Jesus, Author Kelly Hagen


Jake and Jesus by Kelly Hagen is a terrific story of a boy and his best friend, Jesus.  Jake honestly and clearly helps the reader to understand Jesus and why He is Jake’s best friend.  He brings to life the special relationship he has and others can have with Jesus.  I am excited to read this to my own young son and know, in it, he too will be able to understand how wonderful Jesus is.  I highly recommend this sweet book!

Gailya Keller

Author, The Secret of Smiley’s Woods

Link to purchase this book at Amazon.com for Jake and Jesus by Kelly Hagen

Review of Uncle Frank and the Search for the Alligator King, Author Kimberly Thompson


Uncle Frank and the Search for the Alligator King by Kimberly Thompson is a terrific read you just cannot put down!  I was drawn into the book with its first page and then quickly into the story told by Uncle Frank.  I felt I was also sitting by the campfire waiting expectantly for more.  Not only is the storytelling amazing, the lessons concerning faith and trust in God are interwoven throughout the book in a special way.  This is definitely a book you will want to visit again and again.  I highly recommend it!

Gailya Keller

Author, The Secret of Smiley’s Woods

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Review of Doctor Luke's Assistant, David A. Todd, Author


Doctor Luke’s Assistant by David A. Todd is a very thought provoking read.  I was immediately pulled into the book and traveled willingly along in the journey for information.  Although this book is fiction, I felt I was able to see a side of the life of Jesus which most of us never think about.  I felt Luke’s triumph each time as he found someone who was able to impart information aiding in his research.  I pondered as I read and often stopped to allow the visual picture painted by David’s writing flow through my mind.  I felt I was in each place along with Luke and Augustus.  I have a new appreciation as to the work and effort which went into the actual writing of the Gospels during that age.  I am very impressed with this book and recommend it highly.
Below is the link if you would like to check it out on Amazon: