Friday, May 25, 2012

Free Lesson Plan Teaches Lesson of Jonah


A free resource is now available to help teach the lesson of Jonah. Called The Lesson of Jonah: There is a Price to Pay when you Disobey, the ebook includes a short story involving a modern Jonah, discussion questions, Scripture citations and optional homework.

“The homework is to write a short story, which can be entered into a writing contesta writing contest for 10 to 14 year olds, who are to write exaggerated tales of woe or wail tales about kids who land in a whale of trouble for their wrong choices,” says Cheryl Rogers, publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine.

The magazine is holding the writing contest in conjunction with the John 3:16 Marketing Network. The contest is intended to grow youths in their faith and introduce new readers to the magazine and its Christian authors.

The ebook gives churches, parents, Sunday school teachers and other interested adults a teaching tool, enabling them to play an active role in helping youths submit entries.

“The wail tales must be their own work, but the free lesson plan helps the children understand the biblical principles involved,” explains Cheryl.

Avid readers 9 to 17 can help judge the contest and get in on the fun by contacting Cheryl at http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/contact/

Entries must be submitted by email by July 15 to contest.newchristianbooks@earthlink.net  The first prize is $100, a $50 Walmart gift card and books by Christian authors.

Download a digital invitation you can to share with others at http://www.songsfromtheword.com/NewChristianBooks/invitation



     

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Map Quilt by Lisa Lickel LAUNCH TUESDAY lots of freebies


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Just how high a price does a family secret command?

Death in rural Wisconsin is only the beginning to new chaos in Robertsville. What do a stolen piece of revolutionary agricultural equipment, a long-buried skeleton in the yard, and an old quilt with secrets have in common?

Hart and Judy Wingate, who met in The Gold Standard, are back to solve the mystery of The Map Quilt. Hart's new battery design could forever change the farm implement industry. But after the death of Hart's most confrontational colleague in a fire that destroys Hart's workshop, the battery is missing.

Throw in a guest speaker invited to Judy's elementary classroom who insists she owns the land under Hart's chief competitor's corporate headquarters, and a police chief who's making eyes at Hart's widowed mother, it's no wonder Hart is under a ton of pressure to make sure his adventurous pregnant wife stays safe while trying to preserve his company and his reputation.



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Lisa J. Lickel weaves mystery, myths, black history, and the dynamics of family and community into a great read. The thread in the story is the legend of map quilts used in the Underground Railroad to help slaves, and freedmen alike, escape their pursuers using fabric maps designed as quilts. By adding corporate intrigue and spiritual questioning to the mix, Lickel blends the fabric of daily life with pieces of history for a wonderful reading adventure. -Peggy Bennitt
What could more intriguing than a contemporary mystery/romance about buried treasure that's also filled with history? The Map Quilt by Lisa J. Lickel is a fun and satisfying read for the grownups that still long for an involving mystery that provides plenty of detail without overemphasizing the grittier aspects of a story involving bodies. -Elaine Marie Cooper, author of the Deer Run books.
Lisa Lickel's The Map Quilt snags the reader with the first sentence and doesn't let go until the last thread. As the sequel to her original Barbour cozy mystery, The Gold Standard, the tale continues with the lives of Hart and Judy Wingate. It seems that anticipation over the birth of their first child and the release of Hart's latest "green" project for his employer, AdventiveAg, would be enough to keep the young Wisconsin couple busy. But so much more is going on. -Davalynn Spencer, author of Always Before Me
Lickel successfully weaves together history, mystery and likeable characters into a story that builds momentum and keeps me guessing until the very end. And she does it all without the gratuitous sex and violence that permeates this genre. Beyond providing a great read, this book introduced me to a great author. -Steve Miller, author of Social Media Frenzy
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She lives in a hundred and sixty-year-old house in Wisconsin filled with books and dragons. Married to a high school biology teacher, she enjoys travel and quilting. www.LisaLickel.com

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wanted: Young Writers, Readers




The New Christian Books Online Magazine is recruiting readers and writers for its 2012 Summer Writing Contest. Readers will be junior judges and writers will submit short stories that teach the lesson of Jonah: There is a price to pay when you disobey.

The first place winner will receive $100 and a $50 Walmart gift card, plus free books from Christian authors Acacia Beumer, Laura Davis, Lorilyn Roberts and Cheryl Rogers.

Entries will be accepted from June 1 though July 15 at  contest.newchristianbooks@earthlink.net  All stories must be wail tales, or short stories between 1,000 and 3,000 words that teach the importance of obedience to God.

Wail tales are, in essence, exaggerated tales of woe involving a youth who has made bad choices and lands in a whale of trouble, just like Jonah in the Bible. In the end, the youth must call upon God and be restored through his grace.

The contest is being held in conjunction with the John 3:16 Marketing Network, a group of Christian writers who have bonded to promote the gospel through their writing.

“I believe the contest is a fun way reinforce the lesson of Jonah,” says Cheryl Rogers, publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine. “It’s also a chance for budding writers to practice their craft. And a chance for network writers to introduce their work to more readers.”

Rogers authored Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, a storybook collection featuring modern Jonahs who make mistakes but turn to God and receive his mercy.

Judges include:

* Acacia Beumer, who was awarded the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 plus for her book Launch Out Into the Deep!  Beumer also is a recipient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Religion and Spirituality Book.

* Katherine Harms, author of Oceans of Love, a book with 30 days of meditations on God’s love built on texts relating to oceans and water;

* Lisa Lickel, author of First Children of Farmington, six stories of settler children and their families, which is illustrated by Brenda K. Hendricks, slated for release in time for Christmas 2012;

* Diane Tatum, author of the historical love story Gold Earrings, who taught middle school Language Arts for 11 years in Tullahoma City Schools; and

* Cheryl Rogers, publisher of New Christian Books Online Magazine.

Junior judges are volunteers ages 9 through 17, who will receive free copies of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales and the John 3:16 Marketing Network’s sampler book, Taste and See.

Here is a list of prizes:

First place: $100, $50 Walmart gift card, a paperback and audiobook CD of Acacia Beumer’s Launch Out Into the Deep, a copy of Laura Davis’ novel Come to Me and the accompanying Bible Study Guide Learning from the Master: Living the Surrendered Life, a copy of Lorilyn Robert’s upcoming young adult novel Seventh Dimension slated for release later this year, an autographed paperback copy of Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, a devotions book by Cheryl Rogers; an e-copy of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales  by Cheryl Rogers; and an e-copy of John 3:16 Marketing Networks’ sampler book Taste and See.

Second prize: $75, $25 Walmart gift card, a paperback and audiobook CD of Acacia Beumer’s Launch Out Into the Deep, a copy of Laura Davis’ novel Come to Me, a copy of Lorilyn Robert’s upcoming young adult novel Seventh Dimension slated for release later this year, an autographed copy of Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook, a devotions book by Cheryl Rogers; an e-copy of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales by Cheryl Rogers; and an e-copy of John 3:16 Marketing Networks’ sampler book Taste and See.

Third prize: $25, a paperback and audiobook CD of Acacia Beumer’s Launch Out Into the Deep, a copy of Laura Davis’ Bible Study Guide Learning from the Master: Living the Surrendered Life, a copy of Lorilyn Robert’s upcoming young adult novel Seventh Dimension slated for release later this year, an autographed copy of Fast Track to Victory, A Christian Guidebook by Cheryl Rogers; an e-copy of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales by Cheryl Rogers; an 18” x 12” Scripture poster quoting John 3:16; and an e-copy of John 3:16 Marketing Networks’ sampler book Taste and See.

Honorable Mention Awards will be given if the judges choose to recognize one or more excellent wail tales not chosen for the other awards. These award winners will receive e-copies of Just Like Jonah Wail Tales, the John 3:16 Marketing Network sampler book Taste and See, and Finding God: Biblical Answers to Questions about our Maker by Cheryl Rogers.

All of the award winners will have their wail tales published in either the New Christian Books Online Magazine, an ebook, or both.







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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Announcing the Winners of the Kindle Raffle!




Let’s thank the following John 3:16 Authors for sponsoring our 2 free Kindles






Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners:

 Marnie Pohlmann

   Patricia Day

Winners of our two Kindles from the John 3:16 Marketing Network Giveaway Blog Hop!
Thank you to all those who participated last week!  Also, if you signed up to win some prizes at the other participating blog sites, winners have been announced and if you were a winner, you will be notified by email within the next couple of days.





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Monday, May 7, 2012

John 3:16 Marketing Network Giveaway-Blog-Hop May 7-May 14, 2012

 




Welcome to the 1st John 3:16 Giveaway Blog Hop! As one of the members of this great network of Christian Authors, I am excited to participate in this event! We have come together this week to showcase our books and to give you, our readers, a chance to win some great prizes as you "hop" from blog to blog. 


A different prize is offered at each blog site (no purchase necessary). 


However, if you want to win one of two Kindles that the network is giving away, the only requirement is that you sign up for the John 3:16 ezine newsletter (Located at the top right side column of this site, the John 3:16 blog site).








At the other blogs, authors may require that you leave a comment (and a valid email address) so they may contact you if you win a prize offered on their blog site. 


May I also suggest that you show your love and appreciation to each blog host by either following them on Twitter, or "liking" them on Facebook or even subscribing to their blog (or joining). It won't help your odds of winning a prize but I know each author would be thrilled and very encouraged! 


In addition to signing up for the John 3:16 Ezine, by clicking on the book cover for Taste and See (below), you can receive the FREE Kindle book. Taste and See is an anthology of first chapters by over sixty of our authors.






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It's going to be a great week of fun! Just click on the links below to go from blog to blog! Happy hoppin'! Blog Hop Participants:


  1. Lorilyn Roberts (John 3:16 Network Blog)http://john316mn.blogspot.com/
  2. Lynn DoveWord Salt (Host blog) - http://wordsalt.wordpress.com/
  3. Laura J. Davis - http://interviewsandreviews.blogspot.com/
  4. Paulette Harper - http://www.pauletteharperjohnson.blogspot.com/
  5. Carol A. Brown - http://connectwithcarolbrown.blogspot.com/
  6. April Gardner - http://www.aprilwgardner.com/
  7. Sue Russellhttp://www.suerussellsblog.blogspot.com/
  8. Thomas Blubaugh - http://tomblubaugh.net/
  9. Susan F. Crafthttp://historicalfictionalightintime.blogspot.com/
  10. Heather Bixlerhttp://heatherbixler.com/
  11. Joy Hannabasshttp://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/
  12. Deborah Bateman - http://www.DeborahHBateman.com
  13. Kimberley Payne - http://www.fitforfaith.blogspot.com/
  14. Rose McCauleyhttp://www.rosemccauley.blogspot.com
  15. Lisa Lickel - http://livingourfaithoutloud.blogspot.com/
  16. Alice J. Wisler - http://www.alicewisler.blogspot.com/
  17. Amanda Stephan - http://www.thepriceoftrust.com/
  18. Saundra Daltonhttp://gracetolivefree.blogspot.com/
  19. Tracy Krauss - http://www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.com/
  20. Ashley Wintters - http://ashleyschristianbookreviews.blogspot.com/
  21. Deborah McCarragher - http://www.godmissionpossible.blogspot.com/
  22. Lorilyn Roberts - http://lorilynroberts.blogspot.com/
  23. Anita Estes - http://anita-thoughtsonchristianity.blogspot.com/
  24. Martin Rothhttp://www.military-orders.com
  25. Janet Perez Eckles - http://www.janetperezeckles.com/blog
  26. Kenneth Wintershttp://www.lostcrownofcolonnade.com/
  27. Eddie Snipeshttp://www.eddiesnipes.com/
  28. Diane Tatum - http://tatumlight-tatumsthoughts4today.blogspot.com/
  29. Janalyn Voigt - http://janalynvoigt.com/
  30. Alberta Sequeirahttp://www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com/
  31. Tammy Hill – http://tammyhillbooks.blogspot.com/p/blog-hop.html
  32. Marcia Laycockhttp://www.writer-lee.blogspot.com/
  33. Julie Saffrin - http://juliesaffrin.com/category/blog/
  34. Nike Chillemi - http://nikechillemi.wordpress.com/
  35. Elaine Marie Cooper http://wp.me/PVo1a-1vM
  36. Sidney W. Frosthttp://bit.ly/JsqrVa
  37. Jairus B. King http://bit.ly/JsqrVa
  38. Bill Burt - http://kotbooks.blogspot.com/
  39. Kathy Eberly - http://authorkathyeberly.blogspot.com/
  40. Bob Saffrin - http://bobsaffrin.com/
  41. Theresa Franklin - http://theresa-lifesjourney.blogspot.com/
  42. Ray Lincoln - http://blog.raywlincoln.com/
  43. Lilly Maytree - http://www.lillymaytree.blogspot.com/
  44. Yvonne Pat Wrighthttp://bit.ly/LzjzcL 
  45. Pauline Creeden - http://fatfreefaith.blogspot.com/
  46. Katherine Harms - http://livingontilt.wordpress.com
  47. Brenda Wood - http://heartfeltdevotionals.wordpress.com/
  48. Deborah Malone - http://deborahsbutterflyjourney.blogspot.com/
  49. Melissa Mainhttp://www.mainwriters.com/
  50. Kevin Main - http://mainchristianbooks.com/
  51. Sandy Humphrey - http://www.kidscandoit.com/blog/
  52. Felice Gerwitz - http://www.writingandpublishingblog.com/
  53. Hallee Bridgeman - http://www.bridgemanfamily.com/hallee
  54. Lisa Mills - http://www.authorlisamills.com/blog/


Now that you have visited all 55 author blogs, please leave a comment below. Tell us what you think! And check back on May 13 for another freebie on this site (it's a surprise)!

Friday, May 4, 2012

John 316 Marketing Network Bloghop, 55 Authors


JOHN 3:16 MARKETING NETWORK BLOGHOP
Dear Prospective Blog Hopper:
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Visit all fifty- five author/blogger blogs, follow your favorites, and check out the free gifts at each site.

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1.Lorilyn Roberts (John 3:16 Marketing Network Blog)
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.Lynn Dove - Word Salt (Host blog)

Meet Our Blog Hop Participants

3. Laura J. Davis
4. Paulette Harper
5. Carol A. Brown
6. April Gardner
7. Sue Russell
8. Thomas Blubaugh
9. Susan F. Craft
10. Heather Bixler
11. Joy Hannabass
12. Deborah Bateman
13. Kimberley Payne
14. Rose Mccauley
15. Lisa Lickel
16. Alice J. Wisler
17. Amanda Stephan
18. Saundra Dalton
19. Tracy Krauss
20. Ashley Wintters
21. Deborah McCarragher
22. Lorilyn Roberts
23. Anita Estes
24. Martin Roth
25. Janet Perez Eckles
26. Kenneth Winters
27. Eddie Snipes
28. Diane Tatum
29. Janalyn Voight
30. Alberta Sequeira
31. Tammy Hill
32. Marcia Laycock
33. Julie Saffrin
34. Nike Chillemi
35. Elaine Marie Cooper
36. Sidney W. Frost
37. Jairus B. King
38. Bill Burt
39. Kathy Eberly
40. Bob Saffrin
41. Theresa Franklin
42. Ray Lincoln
43. Lilly Maytree
44. Valerie King
45. Yvonne Pat Wright
46. Pauline Creeden
47. Katherine Harms
48. Brenda Wood
49. Deborah Malone
50. Melissa Main
51. Kevin Main
52. Sandy Humphrey
53. Felice Gerwitz
54. Hallee Bridgeman
55. Lisa Mills
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