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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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  • Penalties of the Truth by Lila Lerdahl Schwenk

    Ten-year-old Larry Lerdahl is thrown into a confrontation well beyond his years as he witnesses his father’s philandering. The repercussions of this event affect him emotionally, leading to five failed marriages, alcoholism, living on the streets, and prison. While incarcerated, he finds redemption and peace that transform him into a new person.

    Larry’s easy going mannerisms and kind personality carry him through his turmoil and bring others to his side.

    But will that be enough to overcome all his challenges and trials?

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  • The Sure Mercies by Salvatore Esposito

    The hardest person to forgive is yourself.

    Benjamin Orry, a wounded Iraq War veteran, sets out to visit the hometown of fallen comrade Uriah Landon. His goal is to return Uriah’s personal effects to his family which includes Uriah’s last letter home. Uriah’s Christian faith had been tested to extremes in Iraq, and at home. Ben is uncertain of the composition of the letter but is certain Uriah expressed heartbroken feelings in another item he carries: Uriah’s personal leather-bound journal.

    The brutal truths in Uriah’s final entries may damage the faith of many in the close-knit town. For the sake of peace, Ben considers not revealing the journal to anyone, but having witnessed Uriah’s violent death, he feels he owes it to his memory to let his final entries be read. As he limps painfully through Uriah’s neighborhood he wonders what he’ll do, what justice might be, and what several of Uriah’s loved ones must do to have self-forgiveness. However, a series of encounters and circumstances keeps hindering the well-disciplined soldier.

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  • Not Yet Beautiful


    Burdened by the shame of her past and by the pain in her body, hope for a better tomorrow is a heavy chain to wear for Lola, a nineteen-year-old survivor of years of trafficking and exploitation.

    Jaisen, a police officer, is drawn to Lola, both for the fire in her eyes and the hesitation in her step.

    For Deja, Jaisen’s cousin, marriage to her fiancé is the greatest prize—a prize for which she would forsake all else.

    As the story unfolds, vivid flashbacks of lurid moments past, lurking former owners, long buried secrets, and the search for a murderer threaten each of their quests, testing their mettle and their faith.

    Could hope possibly flourish in the face of such painful obstacles? Is love truly a worthy pursuit, or a consolation prize for unwitting fools?

    Not Yet Beautiful, a debut novel set in the Northeast corridor, is grippingly raw in its portrayal of love, loss, and restoration.

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  • Love, Momma D - Helping Parents Get to the Heart of Parenting From the Heart

    Parenting is about so much more than diapers, skinned knees, homework and curfews. Parenting is about being present; listening, talking, forgiving, asking for forgiveness and most of all, loving with that unconditional “just because you’re you” kind of love.

    Momma D, aka, Darla Noble, understands the joys and stresses of parenting and has years of experience as a mom and nanna to help you and your children enjoy (almost) every moment of every day. So whether you are looking for ways to help build your child’s sense of self-worth, solutions to issues with school, sibling rivalry, or just good common sense on how to teach those all-important life-lessons we all need to learn, Momma D is here for you.

    Love, Momma D is a book filled with the wit and wisdom every parent needs to be able to get to the heart of parenting from the heart.

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  • Whispered Warnings

    Although Annie Ferguson’s life is filled with unforeseen challenges, she always seems to come out on top. Always, that is, until she meets Danny Wolf. From the moment she gazes into his pale blue eyes, the attraction is irresistible...but then everything changes.

    Truth becomes blurred, and Annie finds herself caught in a web of unimaginable terror. As her life begins to unravel, Annie questions how she missed the warning signs? And now the biggest question: is there any way to escape?

    Based on a true story, Annie’s journey will keep you eagerly turning pages to the very end.

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Resolve to Stimulate Your Mind in 2017

  • Bullied! Confronting and Overcoming Six Major Obstacles to Church Effectiveness


    It’s an issue that has taken on renewed emphasis in our electronically-connected, social media world. We’re more aware than ever that bullying happens in many places: in the workplace, on professional sports teams, in schools and on social media. Everyone from supermodels to students and CEOs to celebrities is taking a stand against bullying in all its forms. Finding solutions to the problem has become an important part of our cultural conversation. However, there’s one place in society where bullying continues unchecked, where it is rarely confronted and often covertly rewarded.

    The church.

    Pastors, staff, and church members experience bullying with alarming regularity. It does as much damage as bullying anywhere else. It’s a prime reason why many churches remain ineffective, in decline or dying.

    Using the letter of 1st Corinthians as a guide and the church in Corinth as an example, Bullied! takes a blunt, unflinching look at six internal reasons why our churches are in trouble, and offers avenues of renewal and hope. With this resource you can help your church address what’s holding it back and be part of a solution that brings new life and vitality.

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  • Shh! God Is Trying to Tell You Something


    God still speaks to us.

    Often it is a quiet whisper, a gentle nudge, a hunch we seem to have. As we look back at our journeys, we notice the places where the Lord has spoken to us, guiding us and encouraging us to press on.

    Maybe we haven't always listened to that "Still Small Voice," but He has been there the whole time, speaking words of encouragement to our spirits.

    Inspired by the Lord to write this devotional during prayer and meditation time, Minister Shearon D. Hurst believes these messages will speak life to the “weary warriors," “the despondent pursuers," and those who want to know Him in a more intimate way.

    These words from the Father’s heart will encourage and comfort you as you battle through the days when you trudge through the valleys of life.Words of encouragement, either written or spoken from the Lord, will inspire you to live a life most pleasing to the Lord. Let this devotional journal will become a source of inspiration and encouragement in your life every day.

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  • Holy Crap: Finding God's Presence in Your Pain

    "Today is the day to consider confident hope as an option in the struggles of life instead of it becoming a residual outcome of despair."

    Are you now or have you ever been in a painful season of life that you thought would never end? Have you ever felt as if no one were listening in the darkest hours of your life? Pain in life will either become, by default, an obstacle course of survival or, by intention, an opportunity to learn critical lessons that positively impact your life's journey. Holy Crap: Finding God's Presence in your Pain is about mistakes made and lessons learned. It will lift you from despair in depression to hope in redemption. Through the author's horrific and shocking yet wonderful and life-changing journey, you will find valuable lessons to reignite passion and vision for your life.

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  • Victims No More! by NYT Bestselling Author Ron Brackin


    Unforgiveness can cause serious side effects including depression, increased anxiety, paranoia, psychosomatic complications, heart disease, reduced productivity, divorce, war, and crimes against humanity. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities while refusing to forgive.

    “The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”

    Marianne Williamson
    Everyday Grace


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  • Cosmic Joker


    Animals exist in a world where the strongest survive. The weaker are preyed upon and then eliminated. If we are animals, then taking someone’s wallet is simply natural selection. You need money? You have a way to overpower someone who has money? Charles says select the wallet and take it. That’s Darwin 101.


    “Stewart writes with passion in his own quirky way in Cosmic Joker. The title alone is intriguing as well as the material presented. He challenges the reader to encounter a vastly broader perspective on various stories and premises outlined in both scripture and science. This will leave the reader questioning the view that was taught to be the "norm" in a traditional Sunday school class or a high school Earth Science class. His spin and thoughts on the subjects as well as his humor will leave the reader unequivocally spellbound.”

    – Lori J. Shackelford

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eLectio Blog

  • eLectio Publishing is HIRING! +

    As the year has steadily progressed, we are proud to say that we are growing again. As you may already know, eLectio Publishing is a faith-based publisher that supports independent

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  • And the Winner Is . . . +

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    For those of you who have been with us for quite some time, and are part of our extended family, we want to always remain thankful for your support of

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  • Win a Kindle Fire HD 6 +

    It's that time of year again. And we're not just talking about the warmer weather.

    It's time for another eLectio Publishing giveaway, as our way of saying thank you to

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  • On the Value of Entertainment +

    Regardless of our individual backgrounds and regardless of what we believe politically and spiritually, most of us across the globe share at least some commonalities. We're often reminded of how

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  • On Faith, Family, and Laughter +

    It's Christmas Time and from all of us to all of you, Merry Christmas!

    For those of you who stop by from time to time, we hope you've been able

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What Authors Are Saying

  • Parker J. Cole

    "Working with eLectio has been a pleasure. They are professional, trustworthy, and fully vested in your product. eLectio stands behind you and your work. As an author, I could not have asked for a better publisher. Thank you for everything you've done for me and I look forward to a long and lasting partnership."

    -- Parker J. Cole, author of Many Strange Women

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    "I cannot say enough good things about eLectio. They were willing to take a chance on an unknown, first-time author and have been a delight to work with every step of the way! Here's to a long, blessed, and mutually profitable relationship!"

    -- Lewis Ben Smith, author of The Testimonium

  • Joanna Kurowska

    "You wouldn't believe how eLectio Publishing has grown since its inception two years ago. I have a warm spot in my heart for the company, because I believe I was one of their first authors, and it was such a wonderful experience."

    -- Joanna Kurowska, poet and author of The Wall & Beyond

  • Debbie Richard

    "I feel blessed to have found eLectio Publishing and I recommend them to other writers. eLectio did a wonderful job publishing my memoir in May. The final product was very professionally done and one that I was proud to share. They are very approachable and stand behind their authors, often with encouraging words. Thank you for helping make my dream come true!"

    -- Debbie Richard, author of Hills of Home

  • George Dalton

    "[eLectio Publishing has] done every single thing they promised me they would do and they did it when the said they would do it.... I pray that they will become a giant in the industry."

    -- George Dalton, author of A Collision of Dreams

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