You should think this way.
You should think that way.
It seems like everyone around us wants to be able to tell us what we should be thinking. This type of pressure can come from well-meaning friends and loved ones, the media, popular music, television shows and movies.
But as Christians, what we believe, how we act, and what we think should be based on one authority – the Word of God.
Let that be your Final Authority and nothing else.
God loves us with a Perfect Love. We can trust Him to handle all of our cares. We no longer need to be a slave to fear – and anxiety is a form of fear. We also no longer need to be filled with guilt or shame either. Why? Because God loves us with a Love so Perfect that if we truly believe in Him and His Word, He will sustain us through the scariest of times.
Trust in what He has done for you on the Cross. Then rest in the fact that you have been made perfect in Love and no longer have any reason to fear.
Joy Ohagwu is a “new to me author”. Until recently I have not had the privilege of reading any of her books. And that is a shame because I had no idea what I was missing out on.
What I loved most about two of her books, Whisper and Hunter, is that on almost every page, Christianity is boldly present. Not just a mention of Christ here, a Scripture dropped there, or a few words of a prayer sprinkled throughout. No. They are present and organically relevant to the main characters and the storyline.
The main characters are Christian, but just like real Christians, they are not perfect. They struggle with the same issues that everyone else does. Unmet expectations, broken dreams, grief, loss and, unfortunately, the consequences of mistakes made when we are in the midst of those emotions.
The characters are likeable and relatable, the chapter hooks are engaging and the content is strong with believable and plausible situations.
This is not one of those books where you’ll have to guess whether its Christian fiction. The Light of Christ shines from the pages while still pulling you into the story and leaving you wanting more.
My Goodreads rating for this novel is five stars and my Fiction With Faith Candle and Bread rating for this book is also five stars. The goodness of God, the Light of the Christian faith, and spiritual nourishment are tastefully abundant in these novels.
Joy Ohagwu is an amazing storyteller. And she just found herself a new fan.
Based on a true story, Dan Walsh’s award-winning novel, The Deepest Waters was inspired by true events that happened in September 1857.
The story is centered around three people. John and Laura Foster, and Micah, a slave aboard the rescue ship, the Cutlass.
The Foster’s are newlyweds who decide to set sail for a surprise visit to John’s family in New York. However, a violent change in the weather changes everything. John and Laura are heartbreakingly separated when a much smaller ship arrives with only enough room to rescue the women and children.
Micah is a slave aboard that ship, and he and Mrs. Foster form a friendship that changes both of their lives forever.
My Goodreads rating for this novel is five stars and my Candle and Bread rating for this book is also five stars. Dan Walsh weaved the goodness of God, the Light of the Christian faith, and storytelling seamlessly throughout this novel while also leaving the reader with plenty of spiritual nourishment to chew on long after the last page is turned.
WIP is a writing-related acronym used by many authors to describe their work in progress, generally referring to any of their current yet unpublished writings.
WIP’s can be fun. But they can also quickly become aggravating and annoying. But there is nothing like typing “THE END” at the end of a writing project.
Are you thinking about starting a new novel? Or are in you in the process of your WIP already? Tell us what you’re currently working on and the status below in the comments!
Book 2 in the Beauty in Flight series:
Harper’s second chance at life will become a second stint in prison if anyone connects those two dead men to her.
New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer
Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make
enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who
her enemies are.
Jack Rossi isn’t sure what to make of his
beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not
right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the
old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper,
she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.
ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get
his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in
the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for
what she’s put him through.
Harper and Jack grow closer,
but so do her enemies. If Harper can’t trust Jack with the truth, she
may lose more than just this glimpse of true love. She may lose her
freedom—or her life.
If you like the Beauty in Flight series, you might also like the Hidden Truth series, the first stories that take place in Nutfield, New Hampshire, and the Amanda series.
THE HIDDEN TRUTH SERIES:
- Convenient Lies
- Twisted Lies
- Generous Lies
- Innocent Lies
THE AMANDA SERIES
- Chasing Amanda
- Finding Amanda
Travel to America’s inland seas, where beacons of light illuminate paths to romance! Set between 1883 and 1911, seven historical novellas take you to the Great Lakes, where men and women battle the elements to keep the lighthouse lamps burning bright. Their sacrifice ensures sailors’ safety, but can they find an antidote to their loneliness? 446 pages, softcover from Barbour.