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  • 00:29

    Tony Hilling, The Voice of Aedistamen and Uplifting Devotionals III

    in Books

    Perhaps his Breton, Celtic fathers are the reason for it -- the story telling, I mean. Because it spans three careers as priest, lawyer, and Christian pastor. Then, there’s the other side, of course: the female line, which is a proliferation of the Gaelic Celtic – more story telling interspersed with fiery feminine war cries.


    What’s story telling got to do with lawyering? If you’ve never appeared before a judge, told him a story (a true one) about the case in question, and have little penchant for narrative, don’t ever try it! There are few things more mentally painful than the sarcasm of the judiciary. Similarly, don’t ever expect your congregation to listen to you if can’t put together a modern day parable that is faithful to the New Testament variety. You’ll wind up preaching to yourself and getting frightfully bored.


    Add to this a balladeer’s gift of writing soul-seeking songs and performing them on stage, and you begin to apprehend him.


    And perhaps it’s because this rather strange Scot did not quite fit in those ‘aforementioned’ careers that he finally decided to get serious about narrative and create some stories of his own, from scratch of course. Or maybe it was simply because, true to his counter-cultural, God-smitten, Celtic ancestors, he wanted to tell stories about a faithful Presence in a godless age.

  • 00:32

    Marcia Lee Laycock,The Ambassadors Series,Uplifting Devotionals Book III

    in Books

    Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.
    Marcia is a frequent speaker for women's groups of all sizes and has often taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and The Word Guild (Write! Canada).

    In 1996, Marcia and her family served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. While there she wrote for the Non-print Media Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, producing radio and video scripts.
    For six years Marcia held the communications portfolio for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada, writing, editing and producing their quarterly newsletter. She is now serving on the executive of Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship (www.inscribe.org). She currently writes a weekly column, The Spur, which is published in Living Light News, (Edmonton), CrossWalk and The Country Sunrise News (Central Alberta). It also goes out to subscribed readers each week.
    Marcia's devotional book, The Spur of the Moment won an Award of Merit at Write!Canada in 2003, a second devotional, Focused Reflections, is now in print and she was the recipient of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel One Smooth Stone which was released by Castle Quay Books in 2007. The Sequel, A Tumbled Stone, was also short-listed for an Award at Write!Canada. Marcia's work has just been short-listed in three categories in the current Word Awards.
    Marcia and her family currently live in Central Alberta, Canada.
    Visit my website - www.marcialeelaycock.com

  • 00:33

    Nice Girls Reading Naughty Books -- Claudia Burgoa

    in Books

    Romance novelist Bernadette Walsh interviews Mexico City native Claudia Burgoa. Claudia now calls Colorado home. She writes contemporary romance novels and her titles include Unlike Any Other.

  • 00:30

    George Taylor,Week 2:Audiobooks with Spiritual Ideas!

    in Books

    This is the second week exploring the merger of audiobooks with spiritual ideas. While we may usually think of Bibles, books about the Bible, or devotionals containing spiritual ideas, there are other forms of writing which can be rich in spiritual ideas. In this episode, I take a look at two novels which explore spiritual ideas using the story of the birth of Jesus as their platform.  Amber Shamel’s The Swaddling Clothes is a historical novel inspired by a Veggie Tales episode.  Anne Baxter-Campbell’s Once Upon a Christmas Eve tells the story of a teenage who needs to learn a lesson or two.  You’ll hear excerpts from both of these books.

  • 01:00

    Size Matters... Not!

    in Books

    Join Michele Gwynn and Jami Brumfield along with guest authors Marie Lavender and Emily Walker as we discuss a growing trend in the book world... Full length novels versuses serials, novellas, and shorts.


    Check out Marie Lavender's Amazon author page.


    Check out Emily Walker's Amazon author page


    Check out Michele Gwynn's Amazon author page


    Check out Jami Brumfield's Amazon author page


     

  • 00:58

    Boots on the Ground: Constance McCracklin

    in Motivation

    Constance McCracklin is the co-founder of H2D Entertainment, LLC, a multi-faceted, contemporary, cutting-edge entertainment company whose vision is to bring a practical and spiritual awareness and healing of physical and mental abuse through avenues such as theater, film, novels and musical entertainment that exemplifies professionalism and the highest level of excellence. H2DEntertainment’s mission is to educate and empower people to transition from where they are emotionally, mentally, and physically through plays, music, film and novels. 

  • 02:01

    That's Novel Interview with Author Cassandre Dayne

    in Books

    Stephanie's interview with Cassandre Dayne will air on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.  You can find Cassandre's books on Amazon here:  http://amzn.to/1JgKWCV. 


    About Cassandre Dayne:


    Cassandre started writing stories and poems before she knew how to ride a bike and proceeded onto novels by age eleven. By the time she was an early teenager, she had written fifteen novels. As early adulthood, college and life settled in; writing was placed on the back burner but never forgotten entirely. Suddenly awakened by the rampant fantasies and untold stories of characters that flowed through her dreams every night and filtered into her daylight hours; she could hold back the creative process no longer.
    Cassandre writes highly erotic romance stories and novels in the contemporary, science fiction and paranormal flavors. Currently she has over fifty erotic romance novels published with Rebel Ink Press and several more under contract. 
    In addition, as her alter ego Bethany Halle, she is the host of the Edge on the World of Ink Network (a Blog Talk station) - taking authors to the very edge of their creative works.


    Cassandre is the Managing Director of both the Entice and Edge lines for Booktrope Publishing.

    Tell me, can you dare to take the plunge and enjoy a touch of the wicked?

    cassandre@cassandredayne.com
    http://www.cassandredayne.com
    http://twitter.com/bethanyhalle
    http://cassandredayne.wordpress.com/


     

  • 01:59

    On Writing: Being a Creative Person

    in Entertainment


    Writing

    Reading

    Not writing

    Learning to love your craft

    Accepting yourself as a writer

    Fandom

    Writing Fan Fiction

    Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit


     

  • 01:25

    Jedi Realist Radio Presents "May the 4th be with you"

    in Spirituality

    Who would have thought that a low budget film released in 1977 would create a culture all its own. Star Wars created by George Lucus took the world by storm creating one of the strongest brands that spawned 6 current movies, 2 tv shows, novels, comic books, role play games as well as a number video games. 


     


    Star Wars has impacted 3 generations so far and does not appear to be stopping any time soon. 


     


    On this special edition of Jedi Realist Radio we will be hosting a round table episode with a number of special hosts that gives May the 4th be with you a whole new meaning. So join the cast and crew of American Jedi for their celebration of this special day known as Global Star Wars Day. 


     


    On this episode we will be discussing what type of impact Star Wars has had on our lives, the American Jedi? project and this years upcoming Jedi Gathering in Indiana this August.  


     


    On this episode we will be joined by Gabriel Calderon?, Ross Greenberg?, Michael J Hannigan? and Laurent Malaquais?


     


    Make sure you listen live, join our online chat session or feel free to call in and speak with the members of this panel. 

  • 01:02

    Fully Persuaded About Faith Presents an Evening with Rhonda McKnight

    in Motivation

     


    Even as she pursued degrees in Textile Technology, Organizational Leadership and finally, Adult Education, Rhonda McKnight’s love for books and desire to write stories was always in the back of her mind and in the forefront of her heart. Rhonda loves reading and writing stories that touch the heart of women through complex plots and interesting characters in crisis. She writes from the comfort of her Atlanta home with black tea, Lays potato chips and chocolate on hand. At her feet sits a snappy mixed breed toy dog. She may be reached at her website at www.rhondamcknight and on social media at www.facebook.com/booksbyrhonda and www.twitter.com/rhondamcknight


     


    Rhonda McKnight is the Publishing Manager for Brown Girls Faith imprint of Brown Girls Publishing. She is also the author of several award winning novels and Black Expressions Top 20 bestsellers, including An Inconvenient Friend, What Kind of Fool, Breaking All The Rules.  She is the winner of the 2015 Emma Award for Inspirational Romance of the Year, a writing coach and a free-lance editor. Originally from a small, coastal town in New Jersey, she’s called Atlanta, Georgia home for eighteen years. Visit her at www.rhondamcknight.net and www.facebook.com/booksbyrhonda

  • 02:43

    Water For The Thirsty - Episode 18

    in The Bible

    Since last we met, we've been reading the books of Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians and the Psalms. A lot of material to digest usually means lots of interesting things to discuss! 



    Water For The Thirsty is a contemporary forum which creates space to experience and share the delight of daily communion with Christ. 

    Our conversations are grown organically and often challenge our traditional views. Through informal review and discussion of the scriptures, we seek practical application of the Word in our lives under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 

    We stream our conversations live online every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 8 -9pm EST @ http://live.waterforthethirsty.com  Join the live conversation by calling (914) 205-5907 or via the chatroll.

    Grab a copy of the reading plan, dust of your Bibles and join us... if you're thirsty