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Thanks for adding me here... I think historical fiction is definitely one of my favorite too... I own the Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner but I haven't read it yet. I am slow getting to my books because my time is limited with kids and school. But you have quite a wide variety that you read. That's good. I love the Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.... it's a favorite of mine!
Hi, fuzzy, er, sweetie! (lol, couldn't resist)
I saw your post on Trish's site, and I explained that the Mornay character I envision Depp doing is NOTHING like Jack Sparrow. Johnny is such a great actor, he could fit Mornay to a 't.' And you're right--I love my book cover, Harvest House did a terrific job, but the guy on the cover isn't Phillip. He's dressed like him, though! The Ariana model is perfect!
Hi! If you'll post to all those review sites, you are DEFINITELY on the list for the WIldCard Blog Tour!
You'll get a review copy of, Before the Season Ends, as soon as they're available for mailing.
Email me through the loop or privately with your blog URL and mailing address.
Thanks for contacting me, and for your interest in, "Before the Season Ends."
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Hey! Thanks for adding me to your shelf. I see that you've read or are reading several books by friends of mine. Be sure to check out the latest on the Fantasy Fiction Tour coming to the West Coast in Oct. at www.FantasyFictionTour.com
We haven't seen you much lately in the Women of Faith group. We have some awesome discussions going, be sure to chime in! We're also voting for our next group read... your ballot is due by June 8th, so take a look at your options and cast your vote.
Hello again. Thank you for your thoughts. I know exactly what you're saying, and I totally agree. I've never meant to suggest that we only talk to God when we're reading Scripture, but that our knowledge, and growing intimacy with God come from having studied His Words to us. When I met God in His Word, the Bible came alive for me, and the more I study God's thoughts, the more I love Him and the closer I can come to Him. I talk with God at many different times, in many different ways, sometimes with just a question, or some simple request, other times with groanings only the Holy Spirit can understand. I think the views expressed at The Shack discussion are not saying this same thing. I think those positions do not consider the Bible the inerrant Word of God, but rather think of it as a useful source for inspiration, as long as you don't accept the whole thing as true. Derek essentially said as much in one of his early replies to me. Several mainstream Christian denominations have gone down the same path, and teach that the Bible must be read with a grain of salt, so to speak. For me, this flies in the face of everything the Bible says about itself, and contradicts everything Jesus said about Scripture. This is the reason for my passion regarding books which deny the authority of Scripture, the power of doctrine. We can be so easily misled if we abandon God's truth, and I care deeply about advancing Christ's kingdom in this world. If we don't advance the kingdom according to God's instructions in His Word, we can be luring people to destruction, and that is where I see books like The Shack leading, to a false theology (knowledge of God), substituting the correct doctrine (teaching) passed down to us for a lie which seems more pleasing to our ears, and easier for our idolatrous hearts to live with. We certainly come to know more about God from many sources, including books other than the Bible, but I believe it is critically important to always measure any information we receive by the authority of inerrant, infallible Scripture.
Please believe me, I'm not debating with you, or anyone. If we agree that Scripture is inerrant, then the rest is just sharing thoughts which can be enlightening, thought provoking, or at least interesting. If anyone does not agree that Scripture is inerrant, then there is no basis for discussion; we are simply looking at different worlds, and never the twain shall meet. I know the folks I have been writing to don't believe the Bible is inerrant, but I feel called on to state what I believe to be truth for anyone else who might see false teaching unchallenged, and might be misled. Again, thanks for writing, and God bless you. Whatever your troubles are, you can be sure God is with you, and has a plan for your eternal life which is good and pleasing.
Our walk will never be perfect; we are still sinners and God is still working on us. His grace has given us life, but our glorification won't come until we leave this world. The wonderful part here is that Christ holds us in His hand and won't let go. I have been able to get through many hard things just knowing that. I hope you have many loved ones around you to support you through whatever you are facing. God bless you.