Fallen by Matthew Raley – CFBA Book Tour

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
(Kregel Publications February 29, 2008)byMatthew Raley

Matthew Raley is senior pastor of the Orland Evangelical Free Church in northern California, where he lives with his wife and two young children. For fun, he enjoys playing chamber music with friends, giving occasional solo recitals, and playing first violin in the North State Symphony. This is his first book.


Jim was at work when his eyes drifted to the coffee shop visible from his office window. An attractive woman driving a Mercedes pulled up to the curb . . . and Jim’s married pastor emerged from the car. When Jim delves deeper into his pastor’s world, will he be able to handle what he discovers? Is he right to suspect that Dave is having an affair? In the behind-the-scenes church battle that ensues, Jim is torn between duty to his church and a desire to show grace. A ripped-from-the-headlines drama of suspense that keeps you engaged to the last page.

Fallen is the story about Jim’s relationship with Dave—how Jim tries to do the right thing to keep Dave accountable, but finds the situation getting worse and worse. It’s also about Jim’s other relationships. Just as he discovers hypocrisy in Dave, Jim discovers his own sins against his wife and daughter.

Click here to purchase your own copy of Fallen.

101 Cups of Water by C. D. Baker Book Tour & Giveaway

101 CUPS OF WATER by C.D. Baker
101cups.jpgC.D. Baker dips into the flowing stream of God’s love and draws out relief, refreshment, mercy, hope and sustenance for a new generation of Christ-followers. Baker’s clean, simple prose is paired with evocative, black and white photographs that will etch each truth into the reader’s memory.
C.D. Baker founded and operated an award-winning insurance business before redirecting his career to write. His historical novel Crusade of Tears in The Journey of Souls series earned a Christy Award nomination. He’s completing a master’s degree in theological studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he splits his time from home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His website is www.cdbaker.com.

101 Cups of Water is a small book filled with short essays and illustrations that deal honestly and openly with everyday personal issues of the Christian life. The black and white photos are excellent and the essays encourage and leave us with a thought to ponder for the day.

I would recommend 101 Cups of Water for your daily quiet time or as a gift of encouragement for a friend.

Click here to purchase your own copy of 101 Cups of Water.

I have 2 copies of 101 Cups of Water to give away. To enter, leave a comment for this post before Monday, January 28, 2008. I will draw two names from the entries. Please leave me a way to contact you if you win.

Auralia’s Colors – CSFF Blog Tour

Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey OverstreetAuralia’s Colors meets all my requirements for a great fantasy novel. The characters are captivating. The plot is skilfully woven with the perfect balance of mysterious imagery. Jeffrey Overstreet’s lyrical writing style is poetic, artistic, and nearly musical at times.

I related to Auralia’s Colors on more than one level. On one level is the story line which drew me in and kept my interest until the end. On another level I was immersed in the mystical beauty of the subliminal atmosphere that seemed to be just out of reach.

My imagination was captured by the imagery of a colorless world and Auralia’s attempt to bring it back to life with colors woven from nature. As an amateur graphic artist, I am enthralled with colors and their contrasts or marriage with other colors. Auralia’s methods of taking colors from nature for her creations revealed a bit more to me of the true source of art and color.

I had hoped to participate in each day of this blog tour but may not be able to do so. My mother-in-law is critically ill in a hospital an hour’s drive from my home so my internet time is necessarily shortened for now.

I do highly recommend this book especially to fantasy lovers. The story is full of wonder and the beauty of Overstreet’s writing is truly rare.

Book web site: http://lookingcloser.org/auralia/default.htm
Jeffrey Overstreet’s Author blog, Looking Closer Journal: http://lookingcloser.wordpress.com/

Click here to purchase your own copy of Auralia’s Colors.

*Participants’ Links:
Brandon Barr |Jim Black | Justin Boyer | Grace Bridges | Jackie Castle | Carol Bruce Collett | Valerie Comer | CSFF Blog Tour | D. G. D. Davidson | Chris Deanne | Jeff Draper | April Erwin | Marcus Goodyear | Andrea Graham | Jill Hart | Katie Hart | Timothy Hicks | Heather R. Hunt | Becca Johnson | Jason Joyner | Kait | Karen | Carol Keen | Mike Lynch | Margaret | Rachel Marks | Shannon McNear | Melissa Meeks | Rebecca LuElla Miller | Mirtika or Mir’s Here | Pamela Morrisson| Eve Nielsen | John W. Otte | John Ottinger | Deena Peterson | Rachelle | Steve Rice | Cheryl Russel | Ashley Rutherford | Hanna Sandvig | Chawna Schroeder | James Somers | Rachelle Sperling | Donna Swanson | Steve Trower | Speculative Faith | Jason Waguespac | Laura Williams | Timothy Wise

CFBA Blog Tour – Christian Writer’s Market Guide 2008

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008
WaterBrook Press (January 15, 2008) by Sally StuartABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sally Stuart has been writing for the last 40+ years, and has been putting out the annual “Christian Writers’ Market Guide” for the last 23 years. Her other writing includes several Christian education resources books, a children’s picture book, a basic writing text, writing resources, and a western novel–plus hundreds of articles and marketing columns. She writes marketing columns for the “Christian Communicator,” “Advanced Christian Writer,” and the Oregon Christian Writers’ Newsletter. She speaks and teaches at Christian Writers’ Conferences nationwide. Sally is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 8. She and her husband, Norm, spend their free time vacationing on the Oregon coast.Check out her blog!


The essential reference tool for the Christian writer, Sally Stuart’s Christian Writers’ Market Guide is now in its 23rd annual edition!

Check out the section on Blogging on page 69…the CFBA is listed!

Writers’ Conference listings, Book Publishers, Magazine Publishers, and a Bookstore filled with the resources you need to be successful in this business. Get a Book Contract or Manuscript Evaluation, and check out the Writer’s Resource links. This book has all you need to connect to all these valuable helps for the beginning, intermediate, or professional writer.
To keep you up to date with the latest marketing news, visit Sally Stuart’s new marketing blog, Christian Writers’ Marketplace, at http://www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com/.

A new, updated version of the Christian Writers’ Market Guide is available about January 15 each year.

Click here to purchase your own copy 0f the Christian Writers’ Market Guide 2008.

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