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  1. According to USA Today, the number of children and teens admitted to hospitals for contemplating suicide or self-harm has more than doubled in the last decade. Why? More to the point, what can we do to protect our children and counteract the epidemic? Join my guest, author Laura Gallier, and me as she provides parents, teachers and community leaders with a biblical perspective of the fight against suicide and other mental and emotional strongholds in the culture today. Mentioned in Podcast * The Delusion by Laura Gallier * 4 Freedom by Laura Gallier Scriptures Mentioned * 2 Thessalonians * Genesis Laura Gallier is an author and national speaker initially known for her outstanding resources and presentations on the topic of sexual integrity—a platform she continues to advocate, born of her own brokenness as a promiscuous teen. Over the years, she has become a voice of hope and reason on a broad range of topics, bringing a bold, biblical perspective to some of the most controversial moral issues of our day. Utilizing her award-winning fiction series, The Delusion, and 4 Freedom, the Bible Study based on The Delusion, Laura is particularly committed to shedding light on the reality of the unseen spiritual world.  She empowers students and adults to recognize oppressive, demonic influences and gain freedom from self-sabotaging thoughts, emotions and habits. Laura and her husband  Patrick have three children and live in northwest Houston. Get to know Laura better at  TRANSCRIBED PODCAST BELOW Hey everybody. This is Heidi St. John! Welcome to the podcast. I’m so glad that you’ve joined me today today It’s Friday, January the 18th, episode number 716. We are going to tackle a very tender topic today. We are going to be talking about the culture of suicide that we find ourselves in right now. I have a special guest on the show with me today. It’s meet-my-friend-Friday and Laura Gallier is here today. She’s written an incredible book called The Delusion. My daughter Summer read it last year and was so moved by it that she shared it with me. I think you’re going to be very encouraged by Laura’s message. She brings a message of hope and healing. Stick around, I think you’re going to be encouraged I hope you guys are doing good. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who’s been leaving reviews for the podcast over at iTunes. We have been thrilled to see those reviews come in. I love this. I’m going to read a couple of the latest reviews that are coming in. We’re almost to 900 reviews or ratings over at iTunes right now. That’s a huge help to the podcast. So, if you’re wondering how you can help – that’s really one of the best ways to do it. Mandy said: Love, love, love this podcast! It’s current and insightful, but my favorite part is that it’s always based on the Bible and not on someone’s opinion. This is the truth we need. That is the truth right there. Hopefully what we’re going to be doing today, as we always do, is to point you back to the Word of God. Speaking of the Word of God, --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  2. Best-selling and award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher is a favorite on BTB!! Her new book, A Moonlight School, is based on the true story of Cora Wilson Stewart, the first female superintendent for an Appalachian County. A story of courage, imagination and love!!
  3. They’ve just become Christians—and the battle explodes! Plunged immediately after their baptism into a fiery spiritual storm, Loren and Eve Montcrest face the vicious assaults of the Arcane Institute and their Harmony society as its leaders pull out all stops in the battle to win back or destroy their old disciples. At the same time, the couple must struggle with their sinful natures, their fallen world, and continual demonic deceptions and assaults.  God has placed them under the wise care of the head of the secret underground church, Alexander Renkin. Yet Alexander is in a precarious position himself as the nominal head of the local KINDness Church, an arm of Harmony. Alexander wonders how much will they be willing to sacrifice and to suffer for their new faith when the deeper trials come. When a mighty move of the Holy Spirit disrupts their pagan household, Loren and the now-pregnant Eve must abandon everything and flee to a secret sanctuary—a sanctuary they quickly learn is not safe at all. I remember when I read the first book by Rich and Linda, how thrilled I was to have discovered quite by accident! Now, I get to showcase the second book that follow this couple. Join me as I chat with my returning guests Rich and Linda Nathan as we explore the next in this exciting series that uses fiction to detail the dark side of New Age thought, practice, and philosophy. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here:
  4. Jack Callaghan is a good atheist. He doesn’t believe in religious ‘fairy tales’ and won’t accept anything without evidence. Which is just as well, since faith of any kind is a cerebral crime in 2058.  His wife Selene used to be a super model. Once beautiful and confident, she became a recluse after a car accident left her horribly disfigured. Since then she hasn't left the house, shunning friends and family and everyone who loves her. And she has no plans to ever step outside the front door again.  Both their lives are about to change forever when Jack inherits a secluded cabin in the woods. For within the cabin he finds evidence that his father, a famous scientist long believed dead, is alive and in hiding from the Tolerance Bureau. Jack sets out to find him, but his journey to find his father soon turns into a race for his life when he uncovers the explosive truth behind his father’s disappearance – a truth the Tolerance Bureau is desperate to conceal and will do anything to keep hidden.  Because behind his disappearance are the reasons his scientist father became a believer.  Chat with me as M J Manto and I talk atheism, apologetics, and philosophy as it all collides in his book, The Good Atheist. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here. Tune in! 
  5. She believed him when he told her some Shadows were good. When sixteen-year-old Violet Blackstone seeks to belong outside of her Christian community, she opens doors to a dark world she doesn’t understand. Her parents’ secret separation and conflict at church fuel her desire to find something more. She sneaks out to a party at Chuckanut House and meets Dakota Selby, the mysterious new guy at Bellingham High School who reads her tarot cards and tells her she doesn’t belong. When she discovers his family owns Chuckanut House, she plans to hold her parents’ twenty-fifth wedding anniversary party there to reunite them in the beautiful mansion surrounded by forest and ocean—and to spend more time with Dakota to prove she fits into his world. Violet works her way into Dakota’s life and must face the secrets and Shadows buried deep within Chuckanut House and her own family’s past. Entrenched in darkness, Violet searches for light and love as she battles Shadows threatening to capture her soul. When her life falls apart, where will she turn? Join me as I talk with Carol Alwood about her book, on this Special Edition, Wednesday, February 10th at 7 pm Eastern time. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on Apple Podcast. Add PJC Media to Spotify and iHeartradio. Or, click on the link here:
  6. 17-year-old Noah Sullivan lived a sheltered life under the care of his overprotective Aunt Prissy. Confined within the walls of Birchwood Cottage off the rocky coast of Maine, he never considered that there was more to life, until now. After a chance meeting with the charming and vibrant Lily Stephens, Noah is awakened to the prospect of imagination, adventure, and love. Over the course of one transformative summer, Lily encourages Noah to push himself beyond his limitations and discover the man he wants to become. Noah is faced not only with the challenge of his budding friendship with Lily and his increasing jealousy, but he must also navigate the changing relationship with Aunt Prissy, who takes extreme measures to protect him from the dangers of the outside world. At Ocean’s Door is a timeless coming of age story set in the early twentieth century that explores friendship, perseverance, and faith while harkening back to a simpler time. Join me as I chat with Jakki Jelene about her debut novel at a special time, Thursday, Janaury 28th at 2 PM Eastern. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on Apple Podcast. Add PJC Media to Spotify and iHeartradio. Or, click on the link here:
  7. In, If Masculinity Is ‘Toxic’, Call Jesus Radioactive, bestselling author Doug Giles offers a view of Jesus that CNN and the ladies on The View will probably not like. That said, Giles is a guessin’ that his take on the 30-year-old Rebel from Galilee will be a breath of fresh air to people who’re sick of postmodernism’s soft focused, politically correct, pale-skinned, wussy Jesus that the enemies of the cross are foisting upon the washed and unwashed masses. Drawing heavily off the Book of Matthew, Giles’s exposition of the overt masculine traits that Jesus exhibited, both in word and deed, will forever change how you see and hear The Son of Man. Join in the conversation with my guest Doug Giles on September 12th at 2 pm Eastern. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes and iHeartreadio. Add PJC Media to your Spotify library, or click on the link here:
  8. What if Eve had said no? Take the biblical tale of Creation. And then ask… what if Eve… had said no? Would evil have given up? Or would it have carried on, scheming, waiting to pounce? And what then? From that joy-filled world where the lion lies down with the lamb, where there is perfect relationship and neither death nor sadness nor dissonance… how would that Unfallen family, mirroring God’s heart, react to the Fallen – and the other way around? By imagining a universe in which the Fall is deferred by a generation, the book allows us to go behind the scenes to live and experience the events and characters of Genesis 1-4 from the inside, rather than reading about them from the outside. From first temptation to eventual fall, and the unravelling of relationship leading to that first, most shocking, conclusion, and the grace which follows, we smile, laugh, wince, mourn and rejoice with those inhabiting those days. What might it really have been like before the Fall? In practical terms. And after? The novel is in two halves. Part I is set in Eden, from first moments of consciousness to cataclysmic Fall. Part II follows Cain and his family as they build their lives outside Eden’s boundaries, and the relationships which are destroyed and rebuilt. Two great Trees. Of Life, and of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Only one forbidden. What happens when the fruit of the forbidden one is eaten? And why? Listen in to a fascinating discussion with author Anna Lindsay's book, Eden Undone. You can listen in by calling in at 646-668-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device, or click on the link here.
  9. There's nothing more wonderful than a new release that keeps you riveted to the page--or the audiobook app--from the first word to the last. Unless it happens to be by a debut author.  That's right, Amy Lynn Green has written a phenomenal, gripping, insightful novel that every lover of good fiction should read.  You can read the full show notes at
  10. Some books are "once-in-a-lifetime" books.  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is one of mine for reasons I talk about in THIS post. Recently, I read what for me has become another one. Bleak Landing In what feels like a delightful moment of happenstance, I saw it offered for just $1.99 on Amazon, and when I found the audiobook, listened a bit, and promptly decided I'd make it my next listen.  And yep.  I did. Oh, and remember how in Episode 34 I mentioned that you can save money by paying attention to Facebook groups and Instagram? Well... stay tuned for how! Note: Links may be affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. Why Bleak Landing Is My Favorite Book of This Year! Bleak Landing. It's kind of crazy, but the title alone grabbed me. I had to find out more about it when I saw that $1.99 sale. Once I heard the audio narration, I was sunk--especially when I saw that with my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I could listen to it free!  SQUEE! I'm so glad I did because now I can buy the paperback as well!  Perfecto, right? This episode is an unusual gush, but a gush it is. I loved Bleak Landing, and I hope talking about it will help me unpack why! Talking about the writing itself, Terrie Todd uses a fabulous blend of simple writing that is deceptively complex. It becomes more and more so as the main character, Bridget O'Sullivan matures. Told in the first person, I loved even that part of it because of how Ms. Todd handled it. Characterization is positively brilliant  I didn't like Bridget after a while, but I loved her and cared about her, and I cheered when I could like her again. In fact, all of the characters possessed dual personalities in that even if we liked or disliked them, there was some aspect that contradicted their primary personality traits.  That kind of complexity worked well--beautifully, even. Prayer, though--this author is big on prayer. I've since listened to another of Terrie Todd's books, and prayer was a big part of it as well--even bigger, actually.  What I love about it is how the author shows that prayer is something we do, but we have no right to expect results. Note:  The writer does this through excellent writing and plotting rather than actual preaching (thankfully!). Spiritual elements in this book are used in practical ways and shown in the lives of the characters rather than inserted to create a "Christian" book.  Instead, they are masterfully woven into the story. Speaking of excellent writing, I saw parallels in Bleak Landing with a couple of other well-known books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as previously mentioned and Anne of Green Gables. Bleak Landing is recommended for lovers of excellent Christian fiction, historical fiction, and WWII fiction.  Yes, this book has romantic elements, but it mostly reads almost like light literary fiction.  So beautiful. Like to listen on the go? You can find Because Fiction Podcast at: Apple  Castbox  Google Play Libsyn  RSS Spotify Stitcher
  11. In this episode, I examine Heather Woodhaven's "The Secret Life of Book Club" and see the spiritual lessons I learned from a fun read. Links below are affiliate links that provide me with a small commission at no extra expense to you. The Secret Life of Book Club by Heather Woodhaven. The blog post about how Kindle Unlimited works. Learn more about the Kindle Unlimited program on Amazon  
  12. Today’s conversation with award winning author Bethany Turner is just another picture about why I love getting the perspective of Christian fiction authors because they bring such a creative view of the world around us, the church and how popular culture and faith meet head on. Bethany is a master of processing real life issues with wit and grace, mixed with a healthy dose rom-com and the result is truly delightful. In our conversation, we discuss her new newest book Wooing Cadie McCaffery (affectionately known as #WooCaM), but we also take a DEEP dive into a fascinating discussion that ended up being more timely than we could have ever known. Her debut Christian Fiction novel is called The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and first of all, and while it  is a fantastic read, and snort out loud hilarious, it is a story of a mainstream author, known for salacious work, becoming a Christian and her journey to figure out life with Jesus, while still wearing the same skin made famous for feeding empty hearts with worldly yuck. Within the last few months we have seen huge Hollywood names making proclamations of faith and one of them in particular, released work that demonstrates his declaration of faith and there is a significant conversation in the church about whether or not we believe Kanye or anyone else’s conversion. Ironically enough, it is a very similar tale for Sarah Hollenbeck.  Isn’t. That. Interesting. Now, I know fiction isn’t Gospel, but it can absolutely, if we are willing, allow us to ask ourselves some hard questions. Would we believe the testimony of a Sarah Hollenbeck? Will we believe Kanye West? Or Brad Pitt or Justin Beiber and etc.? And if you’ll allow me, would we have believed Rahab, Ruth, Mary Magdalene, the adulterous woman, Saul who became Paul or anyone else who lived a sin wrecked and saturated life before they encountered their Savior? God is trustworthy with their story and if it brings Him glory and draws others to Himself, then Lord, use it. The end.  PS: Both The Secret Life of Ssrah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey are on MEGA sale on amazon right now. You can find links to those and to ways to listen in my bio. :) If you enjoy this conversation, I’d be honored if you shared it, and be sure you go and follow Bethany! Her social media presence always brightens my week.   References: The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck (affiliate link) I don’t know how long this sale will go on but Y’ALL the Kindle version of this book is on sale for less than $5 right now!!!!! Treat. Yo. Self.  Wooing Cadie McCaffrey (affiliate link) And this Kindle version  is on sale for less than $2. That’s insane. Get it while you can! Anne Rice Redeeming Love - (affiliate link) The Book of Hosea Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon  Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Let me just stop here and say, I am an amazon affiliate because your girl is trying hard to find ways to support this podcast and #TeamHumphries. In this episode, Bethany and I make SO many pop culture references, and I always try to give you thorough show notes, and with those powers combine, I just want to be sure and say up front, if you use any of the links from here on out in these notes that I give for books and movies and/or TV shows, just know if they take you to Amazon, they are affiliate links. I’m grateful for your support because I do receive a small commission on purchases made through these links. Carry on :)  “That Thing You Do”  “While You Were Sleeping”  “Family Ties” // Pilot Episode via Prime  “Growing Pains” // Pilot Episode via Prime // Series on DVD  “The A-Team” (not the one you’re thinking of, the original from the 80’s :)) “Cheers” // Complete Series “Wings” // “Legacy” episode via Prime Tim Daly Steven Weber “NCIS: New Orleans” // Season 1 “Camelot” “Frozen” “Brave” Phil Wickham “At the end of the worst thing that could happen to you is Jesus.”   “The Thornbirds” The Scarlet Letter (Movie and Book)  “Christy” (Book and TV Show)  “The Ten Commandments” and Charlton Heston “Sleepless in Seattle” and Rosie O’Donnell (Here’s the clip of that scene!) Chronicles of Narnia (Complete set of books!) Charles Martin King George and the Ducky (Veggietales) Phil Vischer and “What’s In the Bible?” Right Now Media :: The Mr. Phil Show (Study of 1 Peter) Chris Pratt and Christianity “Overcomer” Episode 1 of Simply Stories with Shari Rigby Cameron Arnett’s story Scripture: John 16:33 John 10:10 Mark 12:30 Mark 10:17-27 Nathan, not Samuel comes to David :) BUT it takes place in 2 Samuel chapter 12 0:)  Exodus 31 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Calling of the JV Team, I mean, Disciples: Matthew 4:18-22, Mark 1:16-20, Luke 5:1-11, John 1:35-51       Connecting with Bethany: Instagram Facebook Twitter Website/Blog   *Intro and Outro Music by*
  13. Today I’m chatting with the wonderful Susie Finkbeiner. Susie is an incredible Christian Fiction Author, and a woman who just radiates joy, love and hope. I actually got to talk to Susie when we were all in the thick of quarantine, and it feels so timely as many cities go back to that sort of a model, but everyone I know is processing the immediate future. Whether that is school decisions, community decisions, election oriented decisions, there is a lot of tension, a struggle with holding on to hope, and how to be present for one another with feelings and fears running rampant. Friends, this episode is for you. Susie shares really beautiful insight about trusting the Lord, especially when everything feels like it's falling apart. God’s trustworthiness and His goodness is bigger than the certainty of encountering the brokenness of the world, and that is something, as we wrestle with what’s around us, that we can put our hope in. It's the only thing that won’t change.  During our chat you also get to hear more about the heart and the history of her newest book, The Stories That Bind Us. Susie shares how personal and even painful this story was for her to write, but when God asked her to write something very confronting for her, no matter how hard it felt, He met her in the Refiner’s fire. We also discuss the beauty and the mess of what it's like to be in the trenches with someone with a calling from the Lord, as well as when someone who is walking through a deep valley through hard seasons or struggling with mental health.  The Lord will provide encouragement, and support. When we are going through the deep valleys of life He delights in us, and draws us closer to the body of Christ, but we also have to be willing to receive it. Even though there is wrestling, the hope we have in Jesus is kept in a place no broken person or thing can ever touch. Sharing our stories, engaging one another’s lives, praying for and bearing with one another, these are some of the life-giving ways the Lord is close to the broken-hearted and rescues those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18) I hope that you’ll pick up a copy of The Stories That Bind Us and check out Susie online and engage her other work too! In a space that can feel like a sea of chaos, she’s such a fun light. Hang in there, friends. Just like Susie says: “our heritage is shared through our stories.” Yours matters, friends. You matter. Resources: The Stories that Bind Us  Detroit theme park being restored, aquarium around from the early 1900’s:: Belle Isle Aquarium (in this article, you can actually see the jade ceiling Susie mentions in our conversation)  Jocelyn Green Laura Frantz // Laura’s posts // (and our conversation!) My conversation with Jennifer Greenberg, and the allorgorical conversation about suicide Mental Health resources Sarah Sundin (and our conversation!) Annie F. Downs Betsie Ten Boom Corrie Ten Boom Human Trafficking Christian Fiction Readers’ Summit Baker Book House Beth White (hear her episode, and here’s the book I was reading! That series in my top 5 fave 2020 reads)  Susie’s upcoming book, features the end of the Vietnam War, 3,000 orphans were airlifted from Saigon to the U.S., Australia, Canada for adoption. -- Called Operation Babylift All Manner of Things by Susie Vietnam War lasted from 1955-1975 The Vietnam War draft  Battle of Okinawa Scripture References: Zephaniah 3:17 Genesis 3 - The rip from the garden Romans 8:22- We long for things to be made right Matthew 9:36- Jesus looks at them like sheep without a shepherd So many He healed were overwhelmed by voices that were not their own Luke 13:10-17- The woman who was bent over and the Lord made her straight (link to the sermon from our church- if you want to get straight to the sermon, cut to around 41 minutes in.) Psalm 46:10- Be still and know that I am God Ephesians 5:18-21- Building one another up, singing to one another  1 Corinthians 9:24 / Philippians 3:12-17 / 2 Timothy 4:7-8-  Paul says it's a race Psalm 107 / Matthew 5:16-  He uses our lives to draw people to Him Philippians 4:6- Present your requests before God 1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxieties on Him  Isaiah 41:13 / Psalm 121:1-2  / Romans 8:28- It is possible to come back from the struggle Romans 8:37- In Christ we are more than overcomers Genesis 1:27 / John 1:12-  It's His power to give us strength to believe that we are His image bearers  Matthew 10:20 / Acts 2:1-42 / 1 Corinthians 12 -The Holy Spirit can give a unique experience to each person Psalm 91  John 16:33- In this world you will have trouble, but take heart 2 Corinthians 4:18- This is not all there is Luke 5:17-39- Be a stretcher bearer  Connecting with Susie: Facebook Instagram Website Her books Connecting with Emily and Simply Stories Podcast: Instagram (Em life // Podcast Life) Facebook Twitter Blog  *Intro and outro music by music by
  14. Though it's not my go-to genre, I have loved some stories in the sci-FY/speculative world. I'm talking about books by Bill Myers, Steven James and Ronie Kendig
  15. On this episode I had the pleasure of hosting Jenna Van Mourik! We discussed when books with a Christian message became separated from the general market and how the genre grew and developed over time. We discussed the current state and trends in CF and where it mat go from here!
  16. Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission.When Twilight BreaksMunich, 1938. Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent as determined to prove her worth in a male-dominated profession as she is to expose the growing tyranny in Nazi Germany. To do so, she must walk a thin line. If she offends the government, she could be expelled from the country--or worse. If she fails to truthfully report on major stories, she'll never be able to give a voice to the oppressed--and wake up the folks back home.In another part of the city, American graduate student Peter Lang is working on his PhD in German. Disillusioned with the chaos in the world due to the Great Depression, he is impressed with the prosperity and order of German society. But when the brutality of the regime hits close, he discovers a far better way to use his contacts within the Nazi party--to feed information to the shrewd reporter he can't get off his mind.Sarah Sundin enjoys writing about the drama and romance of the World War II era. A mother of three, Sundin lives in northern California and enjoys speaking to community, church, and writers' groups. Her novel The Land Beneath Us was a finalist for the 2020 Christy Award, The Sky Above Us won the 2020 Carol Award, The Sea Before Us won the 2019 Reader's Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love, and When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were both named to Booklist's 101 Best Romance Novels of the Past 10 Years. Sarah serves as Co-Director for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Please visit Sarah at, on Facebook at SarahSundinAuthor, on Twitter at @sarahsundin, and on Instagram at @sarahsundinauthor.You can buy the book here.Please visit Liz Tolsma's website for more information on her books.
  17. Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa WingateLouisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope.Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.The Edge of Belonging by Amanda CoxWhen Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames--she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy's adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he's ever loved.In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth--both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others--takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.The Shepherd's Wife by Angela HuntYeshua of Nazareth has two sisters: Damaris, married to a wealthy merchant's son, and Pheodora, married to a simple shepherd from Bethlehem. When Pheodora's husband suffers an unexpected reversal of fortune and is thrown into debtor's prison, she returns to Nazareth, where she pins her hopes on two she-goats who should give birth to spotless white kids that would be perfect for the upcoming Yom Kippur sacrifice. In the eighteen months between the kids' birth and the opportunity to sell them and redeem her husband from prison, Pheodora must call on her wits, her family, and her God in order to provide for her daughters and survive. But when every prayer and ritual she knows is about God's care for Israel, how can she trust that God will hear and help a lowly shepherd's wife? A Portrait of Loyalty by Roseanna M. WhiteThe Land Beneath Us by Sarah SundinFragments of Light by Michele PhoenixThe Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jamie Jo WrightTo Steal a Heart by Jen TuranoA Gilded Lady by Elizabeth CamdenPlease also check out my latest releases,
  18. In her new book, Another Gospel, Alisa Childers argues that “progressive Christianity is not simply a shift in the Christian view of social issues. It’s not simply permission to embrace messiness and authenticity in Christian life. It’s an entirely different religion—with another Jesus and another gospel.” On this episode, Shane Rosenthal talks with Alisa about her experience in a progressive church, and why she ended up concluding that a false gospel lies at the heart of this movement. __________ To receive our free INNtro kit which includes the current issue of Modern Reformation magazine and our most recent set of extended length White Horse Inn CD’s, go to __________ If you become a Partner of White Horse Inn this month, not only will you get access to our extensive archive of extended length shows, you will also receive a copy of Michael Horton’s book, Justified, which is a collection of essays by Michael Horton and others on the doctrine of justification. Just head over to
  19. Our guest never thought she'd doubt. But when she came into contact with progressive Christianity, everything she'd ever believed about God, Jesus, and the Bible was picked apart. Describing an intellectual journey that left her on the brink of despair, our guest will share how God helped her reconstruct her faith. 
  20. BLEXIT founder and host of "The Candace Owens Show" on BlazeTV, Candace Owens joins us for special details about her pregnancy and her new book, "Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation." We answer why God challenges us, how to fight the liberal narratives, and why black Americans continue to vote for Democrats who have over-promised and under-delivered for decades. Plus the lowdown on motherhood! This and more, only on today's episode of Relatable. Today's Sponsor Start building your better portfolio today with Fundrise today! Get started at to have your first NINETY days of advisory fees waved. Today's Links Candace Owens' Blackout How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape From the Democrat Plantation ------ Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: Relatable merchandise: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  21. Dr. Darrell Scott comments on how Christianity is under attack in America and then he also talks about his new book coming out called, “Nothing to Lose: Unlikely Allies in the Struggle for a Better Black America”.See for privacy information.
  22. Is self-love the key to finding happiness and fulfillment? Allie Stuckey, host of “Relatable” and the author of You're Not Enough (& That's Okay), joins Candace to debunk the myths surrounding our self-help culture and why it’s toxic to society. SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a new episode! 👉
  23. Charlie is joined by Breitbart News' senior technology correspondent and author of the upcoming book "#DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election," Allum Bokhari, to talk about the threat 'Big Tech' poses to the future and stability of our republic. He and Charlie discuss how online censorship really works, why it will only get worse not better, and some real life tips and tricks reasonable Americans everywhere can use to start fighting back today against the tech companies' ascension to total control over the flow of free information.
  24. Candace Owens has quickly become one of the most influential young minds in the country. In her new book, “Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democratic Plantation”, Candace explores her own journey to conservatism, as well as the liberal policies that in reality do more harm to black communities than good. Candace stops by to discuss her book, her story, as well as her take on the racially charged violence currently plaguing the nation.    Become a Daily Wire member today to hear the bonus questions! Visit
  25. Socialism is a disastrous form of government. At the end of the Reagan era, however, it appeared that socialism had been assigned to the ash heap of history. So what is fueling socialism’s revival in America? Dinesh D’Souza, author of The United States of Socialism, joins Candace this week to discuss.
  26. Doreen Virtue, former New Age guru and author of "Deceived No More,” joins Allie to discuss the dangerous nature of the New Age and the surprising places it can show up in our lives, such as in yoga, essential oils, and self-help books. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
  27. Comics have a huge following and Kingstone Comics is advancing the gospel and the Bible worldwide as a result. Art Ayers, CEO of Kingstone shares how and the latest innovations for teens!
  28. This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Russell Moore to the show to discuss his new book, The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul. Moore provides guidance and advice for how Christians in particular can find courage in a world that seems to be filled with fear.
  29. Dan Proft with Stephen Soukup, from The Political Forum, on his new book, "The Dictatorship of Woke Capital" and corporate bullying. See for privacy information.
  30. The Nature of Fragile Things: Book By Susan Meissner “A terrific tale that takes us on a harrowing cable-car ride through early 20th century San Francisco, where dark secrets—like the city itself—crack wide open, forcing our world-weary heroine to confront the devastation done by the lies she's been told and by the lies she's still telling...” Website : --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  31. "They've hijacked words and use them against us. But we're gonna take 'em back. Because our words are our thoughts, and our thoughts are our prosperity." --Sam Sorbo. Join me today as I have a power-packed conversation with actress and activist Sam Sorbo on what we can do to reclaim the culture and win the battle in the war of words. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
  32. On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center Ryan T. Anderson joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss Amazon’s recent attempt to deplatform his book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment.”
  33. Today is release day for VOM Radio host Todd Nettleton’s new book: When Faith is Forbidden: 40 Days on the Frontlines with Persecuted Christians, published by Moody Publishers. In this special bonus episode, VOM Radio listeners can hear a preview of the book: the first chapter of the audio book, available soon wherever audiobooks are distributed. You can learn more about the book, and order your copy, at
  34. John and Kathy with Dr. Carl Trueman on Amazon kneeling before the mob and removing a book they did not like.  See for privacy information.
  35. "They've hijacked words and use them against us. But we're gonna take 'em back. Because our words are our thoughts, and our thoughts are our prosperity." --Sam Sorbo. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:

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