Audra Jennings is a publicist with Litfuse Publicity Group.
Posted 6/17/10 at 12:08 PM | Audra Jennings
A Radically Revolutionized Call to Revival
Posted 6/17/10 at 12:01 PM | Audra Jennings
Can a simple mailbox reunite two wounded souls?
A rural mailbox stands alone on an isolated North Carolina beach, and within its unobtrusive confines lay the hopes and dreams, the heartaches and joys of countless strangers. Tending the lone mailbox on this deserted beach is an anonymous reader called the Kindred Spirit...drawing hearts toward healing and hope. Marybeth Whalen's debut novel, The Mailbox, is set around this real-life landmark. She explores the possibility that this isolated and mysterious message center can reunite two people who have been separated by a lifetime of regret and confusion. Because of the mailbox, second chances arise in the face of painful loss, and the promise that enduring love and faith can overcome the destruction of long-kept secrets rings true. FULL POST
Posted 6/17/10 at 11:52 AM | Audra Jennings
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As the Class of 2010 walks across the stage, what lessons will they be taking with them? Beyond chemistry, history, algebra and literature, what life principles did their teachers and coaches instill in them? FULL POST
Posted 6/8/10 at 3:00 PM | Audra Jennings
We often hold out for God to alleviate our circumstantial suffering or pain. But what about those who suffer and fall between the cracks of conventional Christian teaching? Those that don't have the luxury of having their horrific circumstances removed or reversed? The Lord will not bring a woman's husband of fifty years back from the dead or reattach someone's amputated limbs. Does this mean that these people have no hope? There is a solution that doesn't depend on the transformation or relief of our circumstances.
In his book To Those Who Suffer, author Sean Nolan says, "You'll find the Lord's hope is not found primarily in physical actions of change but in the actions of Christ on the cross, and that seemingly hopeless circumstances can give birth to the most powerful victory and wonderful blessing!" To Those Who Suffer tells that the Lord is not 'short changing' you by allowing pain and suffering in your life, and that the most wonderful thing that He brings to pass is the process of being conformed into the image of His Son-not the protection of His children for their personal pleasure. If Christ had his circumstantial pain immediately alleviated, the greatest gift and most wonderful thing that the world has ever seen would not have come to pass. FULL POST
Posted 6/8/10 at 2:51 PM | Audra Jennings
In Stumbling Souls, former Army captain and recent seminary graduate Chris Plekenpol tells the compelling story of his interactions with a HIV-positive, homeless man, James. Chris asks James to move in with him, and then Chris and his friends try to help James get back on his feet. In reality, James helps Chris get back on his feet by finding out what happens when believers risk living out their faith in a tangible way.
Q&A with Chris Plekenpol Author of Stumbling Souls: Is Love Enough?
Posted 6/8/10 at 2:34 PM | Audra Jennings
An epic story of healing amid the chaos of warring clans
Sixth-century Arthurian Britain provides the backdrop for Linda Windsor's latest novel, Healer. First in The Brides of Alba Series, Healer gifts readers with the story of Brenna of Gowrys, a woman orphaned during a twenty-year blood feud and destined to spend her life in hiding with only her wolf and her faith in God as companions. Brenna flees as much from her mother's dying prophecy as she does from the clan that seeks her life and clings tenaciously to her faith in Christ amid the lonely hills of Scotland. When a stranger is left to die surrounded by the carnage of a nearby ambush, Brenna rescues him from certain death. However, the stranger's delirious rants leave her to wonder if his spirit will survive the darkness that enshrouds him. FULL POST
Posted 6/8/10 at 2:28 PM | Audra Jennings
Posted 6/4/10 at 9:02 AM | Audra Jennings
Posted 5/26/10 at 3:52 PM | Audra Jennings
Author Will Davis Jr. is a man who not only knows about asking big things from God, but he believes that all Christ-followers are equipped with the faith to make "Big Asks" from God! Davis has written several books on the topic of prayer and clearly builds a foundation for praying with scriptural accuracy in every area of life. Using personal and amazing examples from more than fifteen years in ministry, and ranging from interceding for his mother's life to moments of frustration over misplaced car keys, Davis teaches readers that God is not only interested in the big crisis moments of our lives, but that He also cares about our daily and personal needs and the desires of our hearts as well. Davis states that learning to pray big, strong, confident prayers will yield better marriages, healthier children, wiser leaders, improved relationships, more generosity, better conflict resolution, and, of course, more people seeking God.
God's prayer directive doesn't end with prayers for others. Throughout his years in ministry, Davis has encountered an area where believers felt inadequate in their prayer lives-interceding for themselves. Faith Set Free: Pray for Yourself with Reckless Abandon addresses a far more personal side to prayer. He encourages believers to ask God for specific things such as a greater closeness with God, an obedience to God, a guard for the mouth, a generous spirit, a stronger faith, and a courage to follow God wherever He leads. As lives become submitted to God through prayer, then believers become aware of the Holy Spirit leading them into greater areas of service and prayer becomes a more effective means through which they can reach others for Christ. FULL POST
Posted 5/25/10 at 11:31 AM | Audra Jennings
Author Chris Plekenpol shows how living Christ's love isn't always clean, neat, or safe.
Imagine inviting a homeless, jobless, HIV positive stranger off the street into your inner circle of friends, your closest community, your home? For most, if not for all of us, that would be way outside of our comfort zone, and yet that is exactly what former Army captain and seminary student Chris Plekenpol did. In Stumbling Souls: Is Love Enough? (Authentic, May 2010), Plekenpol shares his unexpected journey from "learning Christ to living Christ" as he reaches out to a homeless man who happened on a newcomers' meeting at the author's home church. FULL POST