Sunday, November 27, 2011

John 3:16 Network to Release Taste and See First Chapters Book Soon

A new book by the John 3:16 Marketing Network will showcase the work of 58 authors who have banded together to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through their writing talents. Slated for release in early December, Taste and See, a Sampling of First Chapters by John 3:16 Marketing Network Authors, will be available in various ebook formats.

"I am excited to offer this book completely free through the Christmas holidays," says Lorilyn Roberts, the network's founder, who is editing the book. "I had no idea initially if anyone would be interested or if publishers would let us reprint a first chapter, but the response has been overwhelmingly positive."

"After the first of the year, people will need to sign up for the John 3:16 ezine to get Taste and See for free, but until January 1, everyone can download as many copies as they want from Smashwords and other distribution sites, including Apple, Kindle, Nook, and Sony with a coupon."

Lorilyn started the John 3:16 Marketing Network, which is free to join, as a means of collaborating on book launches and other marketing endeavors. As of this writing, the network has grown to 150-plus members. In addition to launching books, the network offers book showcases, reciprocal blogging, monthly prayer meetings via teleconferences, a bulletin board, an active Facebook page, a site to post book reviews, and tutorials for some of the more technical aspects of marketing. Lorilyn has also written a book, How to Launch a Christian Best-Seller Book, to help authors reach best-seller status on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A storefront is run in affiliation with the New Christian Books Magazine, operated by network member Cheryl Rogers.

Taste and See, a Sampling of First Chapters, features fiction and non-fiction aimed at readers of all ages, plus a few surprises," says Lorilyn.

The John 3:16 Marketing Network plans to publish the Taste and See book annually to enable readers to enjoy new authors' books. "We write and publish a lot of books each year," Lorilyn adds. "I am sure we will have many new books to include in another sampling next year."

Again, the sample book will be free through the holidays; sales links to the full works are included. Taste and See will retail for $3.99 at Smashwords.com after the holiday promotion. It will continue to be free after the new year if you sign up for the John 3:16 ezine.

Distribution is planned through Smashwords.com and its retail network, the John 3:16 Marketing Network website and blog, New Christian Books Online Store, and network member blogs and websites.

The book's cover features mini book covers submitted by authors, in a collage format. "My goal was to showcase all the authors and their books in a visually pleasing way," says Rogers, who designed the cover and assisted with the book's formatting. Rogers, who has authored a number of books aimed at Christians of all ages, publishes New Christian Books Online Magazine as a free service to Christian readers and writers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book Launch of "Running on G: What's Filling Your Tank?"

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Press Release for the John 3:16 Marketing Network
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Lorilyn Roberts
Email: llhroberts@yahoo.com
 
 

John 3:16 MARKETING NETWORK BOOK LAUNCH  

Tuesday, November 22,  2011, Free eGifts Today Only

When you purchase  
Running on G: What's Filling Your Tank?

(ISBN 978-0-9835781-2-3)

by Kimberly James

  

 


Kimberly J. James
Kimberly James tells her story of dealing with childhood trauma and difficulties throughout her adult life while delivering the message that no matter what life brings, we are the sole masters of our destiny and that even your pain has a purpose.

"Running on G" puts readers into James' shoes and thought-process as she evolves through many debilitating life experiences. Her message to her readers is that nothing is pre-determined. Through sharing her story, she proves to be a perfect example of how people can overcome any level of adversity and redirect the course of his/her life as long as they are able and willing to grow through the limitations of their ego.

The first chapter begins at the end of the book with an identity beautifully and authentically redefined through the evolution of a human soul. What is great is that the reader gets to be a part of that evolution and he too walks away feeling like anything is possible.

While "Running on G" is an autobiography, the book is written in a style that allows the reader to feel as if he is reading a diary or a novel with no shortage of drama. James believes this aspect makes her book more appealing to a wider audience.

James hopes that her life experiences will give hope to others who face their own series of challenges and disappointments. Her goal was to give something back that will leave a legacy of hope and triumph, and hopefully improve the lives of others.

"My book is an epitaph of sorts, cast back over my shoulder to those coming after me or are still entangled in the complicated web of their past. Like me, so many are perplexed by their suffering and uncertain how to navigate through the fog" James says. "This work is much bigger than me. I wrote it purely out of obedience. It is the most painful yet rewarding thing I have ever accomplished."




 



 
What Others Are Saying  
  
I am a Caucasian who has lived a very different life than Kimberly, and yet I still felt connected to her life and to her story. This book allowed me to understand what it means to be an African-American who grew up in a wonderful family, but one that has been plagued with abuse that can be traced back to her ancestors who were slaves on plantations. - Danica Page, Reviewer/Blogger

I was not prepared for the level of raw truth. If I didn't believe already, I would have opened my heart to let God heal my wounds and guide my life after reading this book. - J.D. Brown

Your story has touched me in ways that I cannot even explain to myself right now. - T. Namikos

This book has given us something... something to laugh about, cry about, get mad about and definitely something to talk about. - K. Douglas

When I got to page 240, I found myself fighting back tears over Kimberly's ability to extend forgiveness in ways that most would say is unforgivable, and I am not a man known to cry! - F. Chiles, Author "As BIG As It Gets

 

 





  
Picture of Kimberly James    
 

KIMBERLY J. JAMES is the Founder, President and Program Director of the Dream in Color Foundation in Annandale, Virginia. She is a life coach, a motivational speaker, and a devoted wife and mother, who has courageously stepped up to break the silence to share her story of triumph and restoration from a generational curse traced all the way back to slavery.  

Kim is a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Theatre Arts. Prior to starting the Dream in Color Foundation, she taught and directed various educational and dance programs in both the public and private school systems and is dedicated to empowering young people to dream big, pursue it relentlessly and live their lives helping others.  

What is next? After completing this assignment, Kim has decided to open a group home for troubled teens, fusing the arts into their therapeutic process and offering creative expression as an alternative to their self destructive behavior and a long term solution to a happy and healthy future.  


 

MEDIA CONTACT
Kimberly James
Phone: (703) 642-1711
Website: http://kimberlyjjames.com 
Endorsements: Jill Starishevski, Author of  My Body Belongs To Me featured on Oprah






Here is a sneak peek at the free e-gifts (chapter excerpts) you will receive if you purchase Running on G: What's Filling Your Tank? from Amazon.com on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22.   


 


 






Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Launch TODAY for Letters to God on a Prodigal Son


Press Release for the John 3:16 Marketing Network
For Immediate Release

John 3:16 Marketing Network Book Launch 
Tuesday, November 8,  2011, Only

Amazon 
Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son-Overcoming Addiction Through Prayer 
by
Anita Estes 

Letters to God on a Prodigal Son
Overcoming Addiction Through Prayer
by Anita Estes
 



The poignant, true story of a parent's journey through the minefield of her adult child's addiction.  

This book will help you find peace in the midst of your tsunami and the secret to victorious prayer! Letters to God is a powerful journal packed with prayers, practical advice and key spiritual insights. It will help unlock the secrets to successful prayer, not only for those dealing with prodigals, but for anyone facing their own storm


What Others Are Saying  
  
This book should be required reading in schools to help parents and students recognize the dangers of alcohol as a gateway to harsher drugs, a fact often overlooked. --Yyonne Pat Wright, author,  From Spice to Eternity
  
I teach 3 recovery classes weekly. I'll be using this book. With God...we're finding 95% success rates, so I'm good with that! I'm happy! --Jay Miller, author, Sal and Sally  

This book will greatly increase your faith and helps others to stand firm in their faith. A genuine love of prayer will be ignited within your soul with this book; learn how to come close to God through prayer, petition and worship. This book is proof positive that God is a Mighty Deliverer and is still in the business of answering the prayers of the faithful. Truly He has the power to work all things out for good.
A highly recommend read and a wonderfully written book, witness the transformation of a mother who felt helpless to help her son, but turns to God and never lets go. Watch her faith grow and her son find freedom, redemption and deliverance. This true story will touch your heart and give you the faith to keep holding on. This book is truly a triumphant and wonderful testimony to the saving power of God and the power of prayer. Thank you Anita Estes for sharing your story and writing this book. --CBM Book Reviews
  

  
Anita Estes  
 
Anita Estes resides in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York with her husband and son. She is an art teacher, freelance writer and avid gardener. As an educator, she has been honored in "Who's Who of American Teachers" for 2000 and 2005. Her work appears in several compilations including God Allows U-Turns, A Cup of Comfort, Deliver Me and Adams Media books. Her devotions have been published in Penned from the Heart, "Upper Room" and on-line.  

She is the author of When God Speaks: 40 Days of His Promises, Transformed-Inspiring Stories of Freedom and Letters to God on a Prodigal Son-Overcoming Addiction through Prayer. Her passion is encouraging others in their Christian walk, by calling the church to intimate and honest communication with God. She desires to help others break the bonds of addiction and pain through an understanding of God's promises.






 Theme of Letters to God on a Prodigal Son
The plans of the enemy are at work in our children's lives today, but the prayer of faith has the power to destroy the strongholds of the enemy-no matter what! If you need help knowing how to undermine Satan's tactics then Letters to God on a Prodigal Son would be an ideal book for your prayer arsenal. Letters to God...will help you access God's powerful promises and teach you how to apply them to your own battle.

It will show you how to gain peace in the midst of a tumultuous storm and lead you to victory. It will show you how to cope with those affected by addictions and how to pray fervently and effectively. Woven throughout the journals are entries in Lessons Learned and Suggestions for dealing successfully with these circumstances. Sure to help anyone who is coping with an addicted loved one or counseling someone in the grip of addition. It will also be welcomed by those facing challenging circumstances and trying times.






You can buy this book and any of Anita Estes others at www.anitaestes.com For a sneak peek of Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son go to http://tinyurl.com/3pmzusd

On Tuesday,  NOVEMBER 8 ONLY, the John 3:16 Marketing Network will be hosting a book launch for Letters to God... and you'll be able to receive a lot of FREE Gifts AND a chance to win a free gift card when you purchase Letters to God from Amazon.com on that day ONLY.  

You can find out more about the launch on my web-site, http://www.anitaestes.com/, or this direct link http://www.anitaestes.com/landing-page.html



Friday, November 4, 2011

Letters to God on a Prodigal Son Book Launch Nov. 8th


This Tuesday Nov. 8th, the long awaited book launch for Letters to God... will take place. Many FREE gifts and prizes will be awarded as well as a chance to win gift cards to some of your favorite stores. I've been contacting everyone on the network since this summer and it's not too late to join in! Just post this blog, facebook or tweets I've sent to the forum and posted on our group page.Here is the link for the FREE gifts and landing page information.

Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son—Overcoming Addiction Through Prayer is the poignant, true story of a parent's journey through the minefield of her adult child's addiction. This book will help you find peace in the midst of your tsunami and the secret to victorious prayer! Letters to God is a powerful journal packed with prayers, practical advice and key spiritual insights. It will help unlock the secrets to successful prayer, not only for those dealing with prodigals, but for anyone facing their own storm.


1. Tell me about your newest book, Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son?

This power packed journal and guide was birthed from the painful passage I experienced while navigating the minefield of my son’s addiction. I kept a diary that contained many insightful prayers, letters, and scriptures that I thought would help others navigate the turbulent waters of a prodigal’s addiction, so I worked on transforming it into a book. I added two sections, Lessons Learned and Suggestions that I thought would further help others to avoid some of the pitfalls I experienced, while offering a lifeline of hope. At the time my son was going through this terrible ordeal, I couldn’t find any Christian books on the subject that gave practical and spiritual, not textbook, advice. Letters to God, on a Prodigal Son was designed to fit this need. It’s filled with the heart-felt letters and prayers of a mother, key spiritual insights and practical advice. My desire in writing this book is to help others and minister to them though this true life story.

2. What did you learn from this experience?
I learned that God is faithful even when we’re not, even when we get mad at Him and don’t understand what he’s doing. God wants us to draw near to Him and cast ALL our concerns, cares, worries and anxieties on Him. He has very big shoulders to carry our burdens and for us to lean on and even weep upon. I also learned that God is true to His word. You can believe His promises as long as you understand them, have faith and continue to trust God with the outcome. I also learned that it’s very important to surrender your prodigal to God. That’s the best place for them.

3. What one issue ignites your passion?
Prayer and an intimate relationship with God are my two deepest passions. I want others to know how much God really cares for us and wants to know us. He gives us so many great gifts nestled in His promises. I want others to know how they can avail themselves of these treasures and go deeper with God. It is my desire to help others who face life’s challenges to know and understand how they can be victorious—in Jesus.

Here are some great reviews on Amazon. Some of them from our own John 3:16 members:

Letters to God on a Prodigal Son not only shares insights into the spiritual realm and explains the war that is waged against our children's souls, but Author Anita Estes teaches, how through prayer, faith and worship, one can be victorious over the powers of evil that hold our children in bondage. This journal accompanied with the lessons learned is a powerful tool for any parent finding themselves in similar circumstances.

This practical book will lift your faith and encourage you in your fight for your child's life. Throughout the entries, faith-filled prayers are included that are based on the scriptures to assist you in your battle. Understanding the spiritual realm, this mother shares how prayer and worship are some of your most powerful weapons to be waged in this war.

Addiction is rampant in our country, seizing our children and adults alike, dragging them into the darkest pit. In this book, God's hand is not so short that He cannot pull anyone from the deepest pit of despair of addiction and set them free. A triumphant story of faith tested in the fire of affliction, this book is recommended for anyone with a family member struggling with the stranglehold of addiction.

This book will greatly increase your faith and helps others to stand firm in their faith. A genuine love of prayer will be ignited within your soul with this book, learn how to come close to God through prayer, petition and worship. This book is proof positive that God is a Mighty Deliverer and is still in the business of answering the prayers of the faithful. Truly He has the power to work all things out for good.
A highly recommend read and a wonderfully written book, witness the transformation of a mother who felt helpless to help her son, but turns to God and never lets go. Watch her faith grow and her son find freedom, redemption and deliverance. This true story will touch your heart and give you the faith to keep holding on. This book is truly a triumphant and wonderful testimony to the saving power of God and the power of prayer. Thank you Anita Estes for sharing your story and writing this book. CBM Book Reviews

Estes' writing is straightforward, fluent and easy to read, so much so that I was tempted to rush through the book (it's a page turner) without taking time to grasp the seriousness and depth of the narrative.
The final outcome is proof positive that God does answer prayers, but not before Estes, her husband, who himself is battling self-esteem issues, and their two other children come out of denial and face the reality that their loved one is a drug addict and needs to be treated with the tough love that eventually helps in Ben's recovery.
This book should be required reading in schools to help parents and students recognize the dangers of alcohol as a gateway to harsher drugs, a fact often overlooked. Yvonne Pat Wright

Letters to God on a Prodigal Son is a fantastic book to help parents with addicted children cope with everyday life. It takes a lot of prayer and you learn quickly how to walk a tightrope. How high? It gets higher everyday.
I teach 3 recovery classes weekly. I'll be using this book. With God...we're finding 95% success rates, so I'm good with that! I'm happy! Jay Miller

Thank you to all of you who are helping make this a successful launch for God's Kingdom! Anita Estes