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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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By finding the best place to post your information here at the CHRISTIAN AUTHOR CONNECTION we can help each other the most! Please take a moment to review some of our categories:

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- Tell us about yourself, your book, your ministry, etc,
- I have a book published in 2009 or 2010

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- Great articles to read! Share links to what you have found or written.
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- Do you do book reviews (for free?)
- Writers Conferences, Book Marketing Workshops, Etc. Review them, share dates.
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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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Do you have questions, comments, news about e-books? Post it here to share. We also love articles that talk about changes, trends, etc.

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- Reviews: Web Sites, Publications, or People to Review My Book (coming soon)
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- Marketing Experts/Social Media Experts who are Christians

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- Are You On TV - Radio - A Podcast & More?
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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 25, 2018 at 9:51am
What lies within the pages of a book? For one child in author Dy Ann Maddox’s latest children’s book, Read to Me, it is an adventure waiting to be explored. It’s a chance to learning what animals look like and getting to laugh at funny words the characters say. 
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A young girl asks an adult to read to her a book, one that could make her laugh, cackle or chuckle. Her excitement for hearing the book being read to her is expressed through every page, mirroring what any child might feel during the reading of a book. 
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Read to Me is set in rhyming schemes at each line’s end, which help in conveying the excitement young readers might feel as they await what will happen within each page turn. 
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The book shows the typical reactions of a child as he/she is reading or listening to a new book through the whimsical illustrations shown on each page. Wanting to see the pictures and looking forward to laughing are common responses Read to Me demonstrates to readers with the illustrations on the book’s pages.
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Dy Ann mentions that reading is important in the cognitive development of children and encouraging their imaginations to grow. Dedicating her book to her four children and seven grandchildren, Dy Ann advises all children, and adults, to read a book everyday to open their eyes to some exciting reading adventures. 
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So, if you are looking for a book that is not only an enjoyable read for all ages, but is also educational in the lessons about reading, Read to Me is a book that’s quite the page-turner.
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Get your copy of Read To Me at Amazon.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 19, 2018 at 11:29am

Mat with only one t by Jeff Thomas is a beautifully told and illustrated story of Mat and his grandpa. Endearing, Mat talks about his grandpa from the time grandpa spent with him when he was born, to summers fishing with grandpa, continuing with all the loving lessons that his favorite grandpa taught him! With a rhyming saying, “Give a smile and give from your heart, and your gift will keep giving even when you’re apart,” and a memorable ending, the book displays many heartfelt sentiments. In the end, grandpa passed on which makes this book a special read for those little ones dealing with the loss of a grandparent. His giving of a “t” in his name symbolizes salvation and is an opportunity for parents to tap into the salvation message. (Little ones can see the shadow of a t on the grandpa’s back that makes for a lasting mental impression).
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This book opens the door for honest talks about the cycle of life and how much we love our loved ones. This children’s book also is one that children and parents alike are not likely to forget. Although, a sad ending, the story speaks of reality to some and may help children to cope and understand with the difficulties of a losing a loved one. Parents might explain that Heaven is a place where we can see our relatives after we all have gone to Heaven.
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This book comes also highly recommended for a child that may have lost a beloved grandparent, and to Christian parents that would like to talk about salvation to their children.
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The author has done an excellent job in taking a delicate matter and leaving the reader with a touching story that will always be remembered. Mat giving his “t” should remind us all just how much Jesus loved us for giving us His salvation. 
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You may get your copy of Mat with only one t at Amazon in hardcover.
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Title: Mat with only one t
By: Jeff Thomas
ISBN#978-1-63177-596-3
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 18, 2018 at 7:44pm

David R. Stokes invites readers on a delightful road of forgiveness to thriving in every way. Connecting the dots, the author leads readers through the art of storytelling, as Jesus did, to the discovery of grace (through Christ) and relates what that means for us.
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He offers help through the application of forgiveness, mercy, love, patience, the Bible and God’s ways that challenges readers to make an inner-self survey. Dealing with such subjects as: anger, bitterness and unforgiveness, he shows readers the only way to having true and lasting inner peace – through reliance on God and complete forgiveness. Knowing that we all get hurt, even when trying to do “good” things – and even by those who are within the church walls, he begins with the story of the Good Samaritan as a backdrop to the question: What do you do when you receive hurt and/or pain either physically, emotionally, or spiritually from other believers (and others in the world)? Offering true scriptural and Biblical answers, this book offers hope for the journey into forgiveness, the grace of God and a renewing of the mind that leads to maturity in Christ.
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Using such Biblical examples as “Saul of Tarsus” who was later converted to the Apostle Paul and also Joseph’s story, the author also relates a number of compelling true-life stories that add intrigue and captivate one’s intellect and heart. Teaching and instructing along the way, the author advocates Scripture memorization as way to build the inner man and faith – as one learns to “take every thought captive”- and tend to your thoughts as you would a garden – plucking out the weeds. 
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Truthfully, there is not a person on this Earth who can say, “I’ve had a pain free life.” With that in mind, inevitably this book will touch you in some profound way. I have to say this is the only  book, (that I read in only two sessions and wanted to read straight through). I could literally not put the book down! 
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This book is a highly  recommended read for the Church, the Body of Christ, for pastors to hand out or for anyone looking to move forward and get better – not bitter.
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When Good Samaritans Get Mugged at Amazon or Kindle. Visit David at David R. Stokes. For additional books visit Expectation Church Resources.

Comment by Howard Sands on January 16, 2018 at 10:30pm

I am looking for a publisher for my first Christian teaching book. If you have any suggestions, would like to make any comments or would be interested to review my 6 page book publishing proposal to be sent to a publisher i would love to hear from you. Thanks 

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 16, 2018 at 6:07pm

Living Through Troubled Times: Witnessing the Rainbow is an Inspirational Journey by Dianne Tolliver.  It captures the true-life testimonies of twenty-one individuals and the storms, tribulations, and heartbreaks they endured. Through God’s triumphant care to find new beginnings for these people, the author records God’s faithfulness as He carried these individuals through their storms to reveal God’s rainbow of hope.  
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Her book begins with a miraculous intervention by God that saved her from a terrible car accident and death, not once, but twice in a matter of minutes. Inspired by our Heavenly Father, His Word, and promises, the author was compelled to write this book for the empowerment of others. The book shares the heart of God.  It reveals how each person learned to overcome their challenges through their faith, remembering that God is a shield to those who put their trust in Him (Paraphrase of Psalm 91:4). Offering hope as we see His promises fulfilled through a wide-array of individual stories, her book sheds light on God’s grace which offers wisdom, inspiration, and hope in a troubled world.
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“Thank God for the Rainbow!” This statement reflects her book of hope – helping others to believe that God hears, cares, and provides help. Each personal story shares the person’s heart during their challenges along with God’s encouragement and guidance. Providing insight into Scripture, and His promises, these endearing testimonies relate the emotions and reactions to trauma while revealing how hope in God carried them through tough times. These strong testimonies will bring tears to your eyes as you watch our Heavenly Father in action. He provided for, cared for, and brought what each person needed.  With this in mind, this book shares powerful reflection tools for learning to trust God and helps readers overcome despite adversity in their own lives.
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Living Through Troubled Times: Witnessing the Rainbow will resonate as we live in perilous times. Life is not without tribulation. Many have faced overwhelming circumstances with layoffs, financial challenges, sicknesses, near-death experiences, loss of loved ones, and troubling events. This book provides powerful, true testimonies that will encourage the body of Christ.  It also reaches out to those who need to turn to God, not only for their salvation but also as protection for their daily lives. The author has included a 3-step salvation guide in hopes that those who feel the call of God upon their lives, will come to Him in their time of need.
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Title: Living Through Troubled Times
Witnessing the Rainbow
By: Dianne Tolliver
ISBN #978-1-5456-0735-0
A CBM Christian Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars 
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A Great Inspirational Book! Get your copy of Living Through Troubled Times at Amazon or in Kindle.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on January 16, 2018 at 1:04pm

A Highly recommended read - World War S: The Silence Begins (Book 1) and The Servants of the Dragon (Book 2) by Stephen Paul Thomas combine elements of a science fiction thriller novel with a religious twist that is an intense page turner ~ CBM Christian Book Reviews.

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Set sometime in the near future, the world has become a place of darkness. On the edge of economic and social collapse, key elements of society have changed: no Christianity allowed and the pursuit of seeking the divine through other means is elevated to a worldwide phenomenon. 

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Seeking diviners and fortunetellers offer an escape for those upon the Earth, an escape tailored to meet their fleshly desires, leading them away from truth and into deception.

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Two key characters, Josh and Julie, are the mainstay characters, along with other side events simultaneously occurring. Josh is a lighthearted boy with an amazing prophetic and revelatory ability. Julie is an ER doctor and physiologist whose focus has become more of an experiment to understand the nature of her clients’ Near Death Experiences (NDE). Her inquires are rooted in explaining the connection of the mind, soul and afterworld upon the cessation of life.

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Heart pounding, riveting, and full of suspense, this novel is fast-paced and although a fiction novel, the scenarios depicted seem to be a plausible future considering world events, i.e., persecution of the Saints and a false religion that explodes. What would the world look like without the truth of God’s Word? Being a Christian is outlawed and it seems the world is on the edge of collapse. The author paints a vivid picture that blends elements of science fiction, demonic entanglement and the spiritual world that shed light into World War S.

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Intriguing, this spiritual world war sounds vaguely familiar - What if the world was really like this?  And we are already living in this time or on the brink of total economic and social collapse, which brings such deception, demonic oppression and anarchy? All questions you can explore within this “brutally good,” “The reality of the demonic,” “Prophetic,” and “Genious” book.

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A highly recommended author and series to follow! Quite unique.

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ISBN #978-1978271616

A CBM Christian Book Review

10.0 out of 10.0 stars

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Get your copy of World War S at Amazon.

Comment by Craig Dressler on January 9, 2018 at 10:27am

Christian Teen Nonfiction - The Christian teen nonfiction book entitled Character Concert covers topics using cartoon-like drawings.  One youth chaplain said of the book: "I was very impressed with it."  Here is the Facebook page link: Christian Teen Book

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on December 7, 2017 at 8:17pm

From Alpha to Omega: An Overview of the Bible by Stanley D. Rasberry offers to readers a “short handbook of the Bible” to assist readers in understanding the Bible, from beginning to end. 
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Rightly named, From Alpha to Omega, (in Greek meaning “the beginning” and “the end”) the author begins with the book of Genesis through the book of Revelation, 66 books covered in all. Grouped into 15 separate sections and a List of Tables, the author has made the Bible easy to understand. His purpose is to help readers know time periods, meanings and messages, the authors of the relevant sections and how this intertwines with us today in this modern-day age. Readers will come to understand the Bible as a book of prophecy that has told the beginning and the end of the human race, giving instructions on how to live, the origin of sin, man and the many centuries that have passed since the beginning of time. The author states, “With it in hand, the reader can see the Bible with fresh eyes.”(p.v).
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This is a must-read and complimentary to anyone wanting to understand the meaning of life, their purpose with focus on The Old and New Covenants, the Gospels, Jesus, and God’s divine plans for humanity and the future End Time scenario. With such sections as: Alpha: Jesus and the Eons, Two Men: Job and Mel, Chosen People, Escape from Egypt, Covenants, Laws and Sacrifices, Promised Land, Three Kings, Wisdom and Songs, Six Empires, Two Captivities, One Restoration, The Gospels, The New Church, Instructions to the Growing Church, Omega: The Revelation of Jesus, with discussions on the Early Church years and study group sessions, the author has given a complete overview. Additional Tables give valuable information such as: The Twelve Tribes of Israel, The Ten Commandments, the Feasts and Festivals, The Judges, Psalms Themes, Abbreviated Timelines, The Kings after Solomon, and so much more that add to the scope of the book.
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With the inclusion of the original Greek in sections the author begins with Scripture and introduces succinctly and concisely each historical event in the corresponding book of the Bible. Suggested reading is to read each section. Then, if desired, read the referenced Bible material covered in the Bible (i.e., Genesis, and so on). Designed for the mature and new Christian alike, this handbook is an excellent resource that makes understanding the Bible, easy, convenient and fascinating.
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Highly, highly recommended for all Christians, pastors, Bible instructors, lay teachers and counselors, Bible study groups or individuals seeking to better understand the Bible and God’s divine blueprint for planet Earth and all of humanity. Condensed and concise (only 222 pages), this book would also be a good book for professors to add to their list of required reading in Bible schools and degree programs. - Get your copy of  From Alpha to Omega: An Overview of the Bible at Amazon.

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From Alpha to Omega: An Overview of the Bible

By: Stanley Rasberry

ISBN#978-1544618838

A CBM Christian Book Review

10.0 out of 10.0 stars

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on November 28, 2017 at 8:49pm
Words can be profound ~ Diamante’s Lavendar’s powerful book, Poetry & Ponderingsoffers hope and healing in a transformational and beautiful work of non-fictional poetry and prose. Dedicated to her daughter, and also to those who have been wounded by abuse, this book comes highly recommended for those that desire to understand themselves, their circumstances and has been developed to lead one into a practice of faith in God, giving peace and hope for the future. Forgiveness and acceptance are also a teaching that is weaved into her poems. 
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For those that appreciate the art of language through poems, expressions and acronyms, and those who also relate to a Christian perspective, this book offers hope in finding new life in God that will instill a deep appreciation for those who choose triumph over tragedy. Hope and encouragement is a common thread throughout as the healing journey is depicted. The author’s deep faith in God displays how God carried her through to the other side of healing, letting others know that He is our help.
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The author displays great compassion and a deep love for her beloved child, and for others, that have suffered through years of abuse. Her hopes are to help them find healing through a journey of healing to find God as her ponderings and poems present to readers the temporal state of all who dwell on Earth. Further, advocating a process of healing (one step at a time), the author gives encouragement to sufferers of abuse that the pain can heal. The author sheds light into the hope available through letting go, forgiveness and focusing on the Lord’s providence, plans, dreams and God’s Word.
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Prophetic, insightful and uplifting, the book is framed from a series of “Affirmations” that shed light into the healing process. (Isaiah 61 comes to mind). Within her book are beautifully inspired acronyms for words such as “I Love You” and “Faith” that go straight to the heart. Her book flows, like the ebbing of ocean waves, that speak of life-lessons learned from laying all aside, only to accept what is lovely, pure, holy and true.
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Biblical in nature, the author leads readers on a journey to healing and to having a positive outlook on life. The poems help one to live a God-breathed life to the fullest and to live in a state of forgiveness. This book addresses such issues as: anger, self-esteem, sexual abuse, forgiveness, grief, despair and turns those “ashes” into “beauty.” 
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Poetry & Ponderings: A Journey of Abuse and Healing Through Poetry comes highly recommended to those who have been sexually abused, as a way to calm, express and bring clarity, giving hope and affirmation in God that bring healing (and a smile) to a wounded soul.
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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on November 28, 2017 at 6:42pm
Science Deepens Faith: Jesse’s Miracle (expanded edition) by Thomas McAvoy describes his challenge through to victory upon the diagnosis of his wife, Jesse, with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) - a little known cancer. His journey not only changed his life, but also changed others by the beginning of research to propagate the cure for this little-known cancer. Triumphantly, this book relates how a few dedicated people can make a difference in this world! Thomas McAvoy honors his wife’s passing by embarking on this unbelievable journey to find a cure for this cancer that is usually fatal. In his endearing autobiography, he shares his grief, his wife’s legacy and life, their love story (married for 41 years), and the author’s firm commitment to finding a cure. Within this, he also makes a resounding discovery: faith and science can co-exist together!
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Upon receiving the diagnosis of PMP, four sections explain first the search, and later detail the research and what is known and unknown about the disease PMP. His findings relate to readers an intersection of a spiritual, philosophical and medical investigation. In concise manner, the author further relates to readers how his loss triggered faith. He also answers many perplexing questions such as: Why does God allow disease and evil? How does science prove or disprove his findings about faith in God, explain disease and sickness? All the answers led him to understand that God created the Earth that we live in. In fact, science and faith, do not disprove each other, they compliment each other. His book relates this and that religion and science speaks of a Creator who designed our universe with such precision, that this precision and design, comes from none other than God Himself.
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In his book he researches such theories as the: Big Bang Theory, astronomy, evolution, physics, to include Scripture that reveal answers to questions we all have had. His research and hard work culminate into a twelve year long research of the disease, along with many noted doctors, scientists and research specialists. It’s this kind of persevering spirit despite tragedy where people’s lives are changed for the better and new inventions and discoveries are made to save the next person suffering. Inspiring and educational, this in-depth look at PMP, and Jesse’s miracle, make this a memorable autobiography.
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In particular, this book may have a powerful impact on those who have experienced grief and loss from disease; written from a man who lost his wife, and instead found that “science deepens faith!” ~ 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
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