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Group for authors of Christian books who would like to interact/network with others, and brainstorm ways to help Christian and secular booksellers with promotional ideas. Booksellers are welcome to participate and offer suggestions on their needs.

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Please help us make this the best place for interaction among Christian authors! Share what you wish someone had told you 5 years ago. And yes, we want to see your book covers, sell sheets, press releases and more to help you and also compare notes. BUT. . . PLEASE help us out by posting it in the CORRECT category. If you post it below (in comments) I will delete it. This forum has great potential if we can stay organized, so help me out by taking a minute to decide the best place to make your post, k? Warm blessings, Lisa

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- Books on marketing we need to know about!
- Tools or software you use to help with book marketing. What speeds things up for you or saves you money?
- Branding, platforms: Your ideas, tips, articles and 2-cents on this topic.

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 30, 2017 at 4:23pm
Title: Shepherd’s Inn: The Gift
By: Dave Stokley
CBM Book Reviews
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Shepherd’s Inn: The Gift, by Dave Stokley, writes an engaging and inspiring novel during time leading up to the Christmas season at Shepherd’s Inn. Set in modern times, the author sheds light on humanity’s trials and crisis, purpose and God with the bringing together of different individuals to Shepherd’s Inn.
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This lodge is a special place. It is a place where others find healing from the past. The author brings to life such characters that have common bonds of life-changing events that have shaped their past - betrayal, domestic violence, sickness, and death. Beginning with several characters from a narrative, the relevance of Shepherd’s Inn and how it came to be reveals this special place and those who run it. Common bonds develop over the years at Shepherd’s Inn that mend the characters together with interesting twists and turns, revealing that we all have a story.
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Each character adds flavor to the telling of Shepherd’s Inn, drawing readers into a climatic conclusion at the Inn. These connections, events and lives, all intertwining, make for an experience that express a common theme – we all have challenges. With God and caring friendships we can move into our future, away from what has kept us bound. With hints of romance and humor, the book relates the importance of community and human kindness – as paying it forward and belonging helps readers to understand the need for God, the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.

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Offering a satisfying conclusion, the author has written a heart-warming and emotional read that shares God’s grace, love, hope, kindness, forgiveness, and emotional healing that brings the light of God’s love into the forefront.
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I find this book one that brings peace, hope and serenity to the soul as it relates to the gift; it’s a message that we all need. ~ An amazing and highly recommended read!
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You may get your copy of Shepherd’s Inn: The Gift at Amazon and in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 23, 2017 at 12:18pm
Title: Just a Plain Poor Simple Shepherd
By: Rozlah Ridenoure
ISBN#9781498487986
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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Just a Plain Poor Simple Shepherd by Rozlah Ridenoure depicts Jesus as the Great Shepherd surrounded by the telling of His birth and the angels’ announcement that: “Unto them a King is born.” This children’s book speaks great things, one of glory, one of magnificence, one of angels in the highest, when the Father sent His son to Earth. Beautifully illustrated, the author captures the essence of that day, the culture, and focuses on the shepherds in the field who saw such an awesome sight.
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Overcome in awe, they found the Son, the Son of Man, born to Mary and Joseph in a manger – Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. From the star above, Bethlehem shone in God’s brightness as the One True Shepherd, Jesus, as the True Shepherd of the flock. Sharing the stance, “I’m just a poor plain shepherd but I know my soul the Lord doth keep,” these Shepherds delight in the truth of the birth of Christ.
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This children’s book is recommended to Christian parents and grandparents that would like to share the beauty of Christ in their homes through the telling of one of the most popular stories ever told! With discussion questions at the end, this book is also recommended for bringing salvation to those little ones that wonder who Jesus is. He is their Good Shepherd that keeps their souls.
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A simple and highly recommended read to remember our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Perfect for a holiday gift this season. Get your copy of Just a Plain Poor Simple Shepherd at Amazon, in Kindle or at Barnes and Noble.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 22, 2017 at 11:49am
Title: In My Mind: A Faith Journey Through Rough Seas
By: Paul G. Tremewan
A CBM Book Review
10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars
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In My Mind: A Faith Journey Through Rough Seas by Paul G. Tremewan is a touching collection of poems, short stories of his teaching experiences and prayers that he wrote from his sickbed, as he suffered the devastating effects of terminal ALS. ALS is called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” – a progressive degenerative diseases affecting the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. 
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Written from a place of weakness during the last two years of his life, Paul G. Tremewan reflects on life, and gives readers hope and insight through his many prayers, poems and his good sense of humor. . .
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Readers will get to know Paul through testimony from his son, but mostly from his writings. Consumed with ALS, all he could do was write – and write he did! The prayers are deeply moving – there will be something each reader will take away from the prayers, as he struggles to cope with his disease, never giving up. His encouraging demeanor comes through in his humorous reflection on his many years as a teacher in a junior high school. Some of his stories give insight into his caring compassionate side, as he protected and invested in students that came his way.
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Inspiring, this book helps others to count their blessings in life and to be thankful. Coming from a dying man, all would be wise to heed his advice, which was to focus on the present, and that is all we can do. We don’t know the future and the past is gone. Inevitably readers will be touched in small and big ways through his openness, genuineness, caring and fun-loving personality. Those who are suffering will find solace, as the reader directs them to look up to a God, our Father. 
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His dream that he had in his last week on Earth was especially impactful, as Jesus, reassured the author that he would be taken care of. Reading this book is a blessing and inspires all to never give up, knowing that we all are in God’s good hands despite our circumstances.
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*Additionally, his widow’s “Epilogue” encourages all to look how to be a blessing to others. Truly, a great word to live by!
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Thank you, Paul G. Tremewan, for leaving us your legacy, stories and inspiring faith. 
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 15, 2017 at 10:11am
Title: Glory Story
By: Keisha McGeachy
A CBM Book Review
9.9 out of 10.0 stars
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Glory Story by Keisha McGeachy is a short book (38 pages) of inspirational poems that offer readers  wisdom, insight and deep reflections upon life, the glory and triumphs, the sorrow and the pain, coupled with “selah” moments in beauty of nature and creation, in family –  giving Glory of God as her title denotes.
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Culminated from her daily and life experiences, her book is real, honest, and touching. Considering some of the most complex subjects, readers will get a glimpse into some facets of inner emotional life and thoughts that they can glean from and learn from.  She relates to all. that we all have something in common – whether it be in relationships, being “a Daddy’s girl” or relating to Heaven above, we all share our humanness together. She also relates her views upon the world and materialism that present thought provoking attitudes about life, the pursuit of the “American Dream,  death, poverty and living in the present.  Her poem of the butterfly (along with others) captures the imagination with a beautiful description of the graceful butterfly, as do many others that encourage and inspire to rise above circumstances and to look to God.
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Impactful and powerful, the author has also intertwined scriptural truths from Scripture and the book of Proverbs that relate all walks of life a reverence to God, life and liberty that peace in Jesus offers.
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This is a wonderful book reflecting one woman’s life experiences and reflections given to God and His Glory, that also recount  the value of inspired Scripture and a life in God to bring beauty, remembrance and gratitude to the forefront.
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Get your copy of Glory Story at Amazon or in Kindle. Visit the author at Facebook.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 3, 2017 at 9:37pm
Receive: The Steps of the Prayer of Faith
By Margie Fleurant
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As children of God, we are made to receive. God our loving Father wants to give us all we need even more than we want to receive it. If that were not true, He would not have sent Jesus to die on the cross and free us from the curse.
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Yet for many of us, it is not how we have experienced life. We have had needs go unmet, prayers go unanswered, desires go unfulfilled. And in our hearts we wonder, Why didn't it work for me? What went wrong?
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Often, the answer to this question eludes us. We do not always know why certain things do or do not happen. In this book, we will examine the prayer of faith and the steps involved in receiving what we ask for.
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Order your copy of Receive The Steps of the Prayer of Faith or as a download in Kindle. You can find other books by Margie Fleurant at Margie Fleurant's Amazon page.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 1, 2017 at 6:47pm

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 1, 2017 at 4:44pm
Title: I’m Sorry, Oliver
By: Alison M. Tomlinson
A CBM Book Review
10.0 stars out of 10.0 stars
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I’m Sorry, Oliver by Alison M. Tomlinson is based on the true-life events of the author. Offering insight into the spiritual realm, the author writes an amazingly unique Christian fiction filled with insight into the spiritual realm as she depicts the Scripture based on John 10:10 (NIV), “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Depicting the suffering she faced through her battle to good health, the birth and death of her handicapped son and Heaven’s intervention upon her behalf, faith, miracles, angels and the demonic realm reveal to readers a story that is not only heartbreaking, infuriating, and intriguing, but gives hope as Sylvie finds new life in revived health and a deep resolute faith in God as her Healer and Savior.
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Born premature, Oliver, is sickly from birth. After several weeks, it is discovered that Oliver has severe physical and mental handicaps that cut his life short at the age of 10. Sylvie and her husband, Neil, are devastated when they discover that an asthma drug given to Sylvie during pregnancy could have caused Oliver’s condition.
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Through fiction, Alison presents her years of struggle with her own health and that of her severely handicapped son, Timothy.Capturing a mother’s loving heart and complete devotion to her son, the author sheds light into deception into the medical industry, unveiling that it is not the “cure-all” that people believe it to be. 
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From a nutritional perspective the author learns her sensitivity to gluten, and that the human body is designed to heal itself – with the right nutrients. This is a moving and compassionate story, offering readers elements of surprise, intrigue, suspense, real-life drama, the Big Pharma industry, and deception within the medical community that make for a surprising, yet unforgettable drama that is thought-provoking and challenging, yet transformational and inspiring, leading people to the truth of Jesus, the Bible and God’s healing power and wisdom. ~ A highly recommended read for Christians and non-believers alike! 
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You may get your copy of I’m Sorry, Oliver at Amazon  or in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 19, 2017 at 11:16am

Hold Your Breath and Hope for the Best

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Do you enjoy reading bedtime stories to your child? I love that time at night when we can just curl up, put the day behind us and escape to the world between the pages. What happens when that world is hard to read or has material that may be funny to your child but is rude or obnoxious in some way. I go to the book fairs and struggle to find kid’s books that will be appropriate for my kids to read but still interest them enough to read it. I want my kids to be captivated enough to finish it and would it be too much to ask to teach them something as they read? A moral, a value, a lesson that can help them be a better person, a better friend, more respectful to adults?  I love the kid’s books that slip it in there and they don’t even realize they are learning something as they read.

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Have you ever sent them to their bookshelf to pick a book and you wait nervously holding your breath that it’s not certain ones that make you want to roll your eyes to the back of your head and sigh? All you can do is hope for the best that they choose wisely. It makes reading time much more enjoyable! There are certain ones I can read over and over because they are so cute and I love the story line when it very subtly throws in a little lesson or a way they can be a better friend or do their best or include others or never give up. They don’t even realize they are learning a valuable lesson. To them, it’s just a dinosaur who was accepted for who he was even when he couldn’t breathe fire like the other ones.  Or it might be a raccoon who was there for a friend when he needed one.

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I love it when I come across a word and say, “Do you know what that means?”  My son shakes his head and I get to tell him the meaning of it and increase his vocabulary while we’re reading. Reading is very important to me and I want my kids to enjoy reading because it opens their minds up to a wealth of information and imagination. If kids can develop a love for reading kid’s books while they are younger, then as they get older, that love will hopefully grow and continue to increase their knowledge in so many areas of life.

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I took my passion for reading and my desire for my children to have a book that not only interested them but also provided a valuable lesson and I created Changed By a Catch. It involves a typical young boy who loves to get into mischief but through the book learns that his parents actually do have a reason for rules. He finds out the hard way to never underestimate others or judge them because of who they are. Strangers are not allowed in the house and fruit punch does not come out of white dogs very easily! Changed By a Catch is a humorous kids book that touches on many lessons throughout the book while providing a chuckle here and there from the main character JJ and his crazy antics. For those of you with girls, JJ has two sisters who are in the book as well and teach JJ several lessons on forgiveness and strength.

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If you want your child to enjoy reading or you would like to curl up for a bedtime story and not hold your breath and hope for the best, please check out Changed By a Catch and get to know JJ and his crazy calamities!

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If your child likes Changed By a Catch, stay tuned for Caught in a Cycle which will be coming soon!

Happy Reading!

Amy Crowe

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 18, 2017 at 12:55pm
God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Affirms the Creator by Leslie Wickman, Ph.D., writes an awe-inspiring work that connects modern science and the Christian faith. As a Scientist, Astronomy Professor, Corporate Test Astronaut, Rocket Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope Engineer, the author is well-qualified to present the scientific breakthroughs and data that confirm that the Christian faith actually coincides with scientific exploration and discoveries. Tackling many difficult questions, such as: Can science and God co-exist? What is our purpose on Earth? Does God really exist? And so much more, this book helps people reconcile science alongside their faith. This is an easy-to-read book that is intriguing, encouraging and inspires readers to learn and understand, with wonder and awe, our great universe, giving answers as to why creation and science bow to only One Creator ~ God Almighty.
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With such chapters as: Family Star Parties: A Plan and a Purpose, Is God Real? Evidence of His Existence, Approach with Caution: Using the Scientific Method, A Reasonable Faith: Using Logic and Sound Arguments, The Bible’s Message: A Valid Approach to Interpreting the Text, Genesis & Origins: A Spectrum of Views, The Goldilocks Principle: Just-Right for life, Environmental Stewardship: This is My Father’s World, The Universe: Are We Alone? and the Conclusion: Our Future and the Future of Science gives readers evidence and science to make an intelligent, logical conclusion.
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Such lingering questions might include: Is there life on other planets? Why is our universe orderly, beautiful and seemingly designed by an Intelligent Designer? How does science intersect with faith? 
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Delving into Genesis, the Big Bang Theory, from a plethora of scientists, philosophers, theologians and the Bible, the book gives logical answers. Additionally, the book gives a great deal of researched material, teachings and instruction that affirm God as Creator of the Universe.
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This is a highly recommended read for those that have questions, real questions about our Universe and wonder how the puzzle all fits together. This book is for children (of reasonable age) and adults alike that can be used as a study guide for personal use or within a group setting. This truly is an amazing book that fosters great discussions and answers some really “Big” questions about God and our Universe, Jesus and our Creator, God Almighty. A CBM Book Review ~10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
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Also available as a download in Kindle.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 17, 2017 at 3:28pm
Title: An Untimely Birth
By: Alison M.Tomlinson
A CBM Book Review
9.8 out of 10.0 stars
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An Untimely Birth by Alison M. Tomlinson sheds light on the corruption in the medical industry and the industry of Big Pharma, helping readers to discover another Healer; His name is Jesus. In her fictional novel, a young girl experiences horrific deception. Revealing dark things from the medical world, the author intertwines an unfolding drama weaved together with time travel, deception, and the spiritual roots to modern-medicine trace back to classical Greece. It has been said that the root of all evil is the love of money. Big Pharma.  This unforgettable journey reveals the darkness and greed in the medical industry through the character’s journey from crisis to truth, redemption and healing that is found Jesus Christ.
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Thought-provoking, and with a multi-dimensional approach, the author unfolds a mysterious sinister plot in an unlikely way (that will help readers understand some of the things going on in the medical industry), while addressing other issues such as: forgiveness, faith in Jesus through crisis and truth. Fast-paced, this book offers elements of time travel, unconditional forgiveness in Jesus, faith, and love that will have readers cheering for Beckie.
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Beckie has betrayal on many levels at the most inopportune of times. Becky, very pregnant, discovers an awful truth. Her boyfriend has cheated on her with a prostitute, is HIV positive and may have infected Becky and their unborn baby, Daisy. Telling her this awful news while she is sick in the hospital sends Becky on a rampage. Unable to handle the grief, despair and sorrow, she sends her boyfriend Julian out of her life for good.
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Preparing for an unwanted cesarean birth, Beckie counts back from 10 and finds herself in another place. Finding herself in a past era in Classical Greece. Filled with intrigue and winding paths, she knows it’s a dream, yet finds reality and discovers some interesting truths and deceptions prevalent in the medical industry. Strange twist and turns of events lead to a further botched time travel effort, as she awakes in year 2067 instead of 2017.
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This is a unique read exposing some dark truths in the Big Pharma industry while encouraging readers to look to another Healer – Jesus, as their guide for healing.
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You may get your copy of An Untimely Birth by Alison M. Tomlinson at Amazon.

 

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