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Join us—May Book Release Prayers

Morning, #Crazy4Fiction readers! As we do on the last Sunday of every month, let’s give thanks and praise for the books that are releasing this May, and lift up their authors as well. The true power of fiction is evident in inspirational novels, and we are continually pleased—and blessed—by the stories of people who are impacted by books like these.

Melanie Dobson, Catching the Wind

This story is yours, Lord. I pray you would use it to bless readers as the research and writing has blessed me and that each person reading this novel would be encouraged by the relentless journey of a man who refuses to break his promise.

Thank you for your many gifts including the gift of story. And thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to write new stories with our lives, the foundation of each journey anchored in your unfailing love. With a grateful heart, I present Catching the Wind as an offering and pray it will be used to draw readers closer to you.

 

Prayer by Melanie Dobson

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Tracy Groot, The Maggie Bright

Thank you for bringing this talented author such beautiful stories. The Maggie Bright unfolds during the Battle of Dunkirk, when a world leader cried out to his country for a national day of prayer—and, Lord, we are astounded by your response. This incredible rescue undisputedly demonstrates the true power of prayer. Thank you for this real-life miracle and for giving Tracy the talent to breathe new life into this historical event in an inventive way only she could.

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Prayer from the #Crazy4Fiction team

Publishing stories that have the power to impact as these do is a humbling job. Lord, we thank you for these talented authors and the meaningful stories you’ve given them, and may they bring you glory. Amen.

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Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer. Be sure to check back on the blog and our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page throughout the month of May for book giveaways, contests, quizzes, and much more. In the meantime, happy reading!

Join us—April Book Release Prayers

Afternoon, #Crazy4Fiction readers! As we do on the last Sunday of every month, let’s give thanks and praise for the books that are releasing this April, and lift up their authors as well. The true power of fiction is evident in each of these inspirational novels, and we are continually pleased—and blessed—by the stories of those who are impacted by books like these.

DiAnn Mills, Deep Extraction

I pray my novel touches the hearts of those who are searching for truth in a world where fear has become a disease. The quest for truth takes courage, but you, oh God, are our strength. You light the way for people to push aside bitterness, rejection, and fear of the unknown to embrace your unconditional love. May readers find purpose and meaning with a fresh and intimate spiritual awakening. I pray your people become the voice of life with unconditional love that points to your saving grace.

Deep Extraction

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Eva Marie Everson, The One True Love of Alice-Ann

Heavenly Father, Giver of talents and dreams:

First, I thank you that you chose me. You chose to love me. You chose me as your child. You chose to send your Son to die as a sacrifice for my sins. But you also chose me to do your work. To write for your glory and for the purposes of your Kingdom. You placed inside of me words and descriptions and stories and characters within those stories. And I am honored and humbled.

Father, I pray that readers will find The One True Love of Alice-Ann to be both entertaining and a mirror by which they can reflect on their own lives, their own choices, and—seeing you in them—can know that “no man thwarts the plans of God” and that when our hearts are burdened with decisions to make—decisions that will greatly shape the course of our lives—you are ready to listen, to guide, and to hold our hands as we put a voice to your will. That they will know that no detail escapes your notice and that our lives matter to you. Matter greatly.

Father, thank you again for the idea and the ability and strength to carry it out. To you be all the praise and the glory. Use my work, Lord. Use me.

Amen.

The One True Love of Alice Ann

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Prayer from the #Crazy4Fiction team

We bring these novels to you, Lord, and ask that you bless them. May these authors’ words be seen and felt by those who need to hear them. Please allow them to be a light and an outlet for those desperately seeking hope in our culture of darkness. May their messages have everlasting effects for you and your Kingdom. Amen.

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Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer. Be sure to check back on the blog and our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page throughout the month of April for book giveaways, contests, quizzes, and much more. In the meantime, happy reading!

Join us—March Book Release Prayers

Afternoon, #Crazy4Fiction readers! Please join us and take a moment to give thanks and praise for the books that are releasing this March, as well as the authors who wrote them. The true power of fiction is evident in each of these inspirational novels; we are continually pleased, and blessed, by the stories of those who are impacted by books like these.

Joel C. Rosenberg, Without Warning

In such turbulent times ahead, Lord, I pray that you protect the United States, Israel, and our allies. Please don’t allow anything that I write about in my new novel to come to pass. Grant wisdom to our new president and vice president and their national security team, as well as the courage and foresight to protect us. Thank you that they understand the threat posed by Radical Islam. Help them keep us safe while advancing political, economic, and religious freedom at home and abroad, especially in the epicenter. As they make decisions with everlasting consequences, I also pray they remember you and seek you, Lord. Amen.

Without-Warning

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Dandi Daley Mackall, With Love, Wherever You Are

Father, I hardly know where to begin. Praise! Only you could give me the gift of coming to know my parents when they were young, much younger than I am now. Only you could bring them through the horrors of war and into the knowledge that when we’re weak, you are strong. Only you could give me the words to tell their story. And when I didn’t see how I could finish this book, your Spirit came along beside me, spurring me, one word at a time. (When I’m weak, you are strong.) Thank you, thank you. And now, whatever happens is in your hands. Pshew! What an honor to know others join me in this prayer! Amen.

With Love

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Prayer from the #Crazy4Fiction team

Father, I’m so thankful for these talented authors who use the gifts you’ve given them to impact lives through story. I pray that Without Warning and With Love, Wherever You Are entertains readers while encouraging them to live boldly and courageously—to know that they can face any adversity with you by their side.

~ Prayer by Jan Stob, Acquisitions Director for Fiction

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Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer. Be sure to enter for a chance to win these great novels. And stop by our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page  throughout the month of March for exclusive excerpts, sneak peeks, quizzes, and much more. In the meantime, happy reading!

Join Us in Book Release Prayers *A NEW Monthly Blog Feature

Afternoon, #Crazy4Fiction readers! With February on the horizon, we wanted to take this Sunday to remember the novels, and their authors, that will grace shelves February 1. “Book Release Prayers” will be a standard on our blog, the last Sunday of every month. Please join us and take a moment to give thanks and praise for the novels, and their authors, as we pray for those He will reach through these works of fiction.

Prayer from Candace Calvert, Maybe It’s You

I pray my newest novel entertains, inspires, and touches the hearts of those who, like my troubled heroine, fear God’s grace isn’t for “someone like me.” People who feel damaged, defined—confined—by past mistakes and so need the beautiful freedom promised in accepting a God who knows all our secrets . . . and loves us anyway. Above all, I pray my very first redemption story stirs and spreads forgiveness and compassion, like a pebble into still waters, for all those who need just one more chance. What a blessing that would be.

Maybe Its You

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Prayer from Cathy Liggett, The Sisters of Sugarcreek

Precious heavenly Father,

You are so good to us! So giving and gracious and all-knowing. When I first started writing about the female characters in Sisters, little did I know how much they’d come to mean to me. How they’d help get me through the scare and challenges that I didn’t even know lay ahead. But You knew! In my days and months with these fictional friends, at moments I enjoyed smiles and chuckles that laid aside my fears. Other times, I was blessed with their comforting reminders that You are always close, always near—sending us friends, (characters!), hope, Your strength—just when we need it most!

Lord, I thank You for the opportunity to share this story, and if it’s Your will, I pray You will use these imaginary sisters in more real ways that I can’t begin to imagine. Ways that only You, as our caring, awesome Creator, can. All the glory be to You, dear Lord!

The Sisters of Sugarcreek

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Prayer from the #Crazy4Fiction team

I pray these novels, Maybe It’s You and Sisters of Sugarcreek, reach out to those with a hurting, lonely heart. Love and forgiveness, while so commonplace, are recurring themes in both literature and in life for a reason. May these books entertain as well as provide insightful thought to the reader. I am also grateful for these two authors: for their way with words and for their heart for their readers. May they have an opportunity to connect in fellowship over these novels and see the impact of their words in work.

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Thank you, readers, for joining us in prayer. Be sure to check back on the blog and our Crazy4Fiction Facebook page throughout the month of February for book giveaways, contests, quizzes, and much more! In the meantime, happy reading!

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