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Monday, February 20, 2017

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  • 10,000 Miles With 10,000 Reasons by Nancy Frantz

    SPECIAL FOREWORD by BRYAN CHAPPELL

    AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY!

    10,000 Miles With 10,000 Reasons: A Journey into the Heart of Africa is a gripping memoir of an American couple’s extraordinary journey to adopt three orphaned children from a remote African village. A single correspondence between a thirteen-year-old African girl and an American couple ignited a spark that changed their world. It is a moving and emotional story about one girl’s adoption that blossomed into a quest to also rescue twin boys, and then, an entire village. This compelling, dramatic narrative relates the many, maddening obstacles the Frantzes faced. Listen in as their faith is refined through a long and thorny adoption process that spans two continents. Their mission widens powerfully when the Frantzes were driven to also save an entire village from starvation. It is a captivating human story about the power of faith, hope, and undying resolve.

    10,000 Miles With 10,000 Reasons is as much a story about the bond between a mother and daughter as it is about the lengths to which adoptive parents must go in their quest to bring their children home. This is a true story of a mother’s love that triumphs over insurmountable odds. You will laugh and cry as you relive Nancy’s riveting, emotional journey; you will also be challenged and, God-willing, you too will be called to action.

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  • Bitter Disconnect by Kristin George

    A horrific murder in a picturesque suburban neighborhood forever alters the destiny of the Banks family.

    When Craig Banks is found with a bloody knife weeping over his sister’s lifeless body, the eye-witness account from his brother Chad makes for an open-and-shut case.

    Sitting on death row for first-degree murder, Craig loses everything he loves: his fiancée, his friends, his law career, and any chance at a future. Even if he did manage to be released, he would never be treated the same.

    Despite the overwhelmingly incriminating evidence against him, Craig’s mother never misses a Sunday visit, and her faith in him allows him the hope to continue his life, even if it is behind bars.

    When new revelations about the murder of Lizzie Banks surface, can forgiveness and unconditional love overcome the ultimate betrayal?

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  • Tangles and Plaques by Susan Cushman

    Culled from sixty blog posts spanning eight years, Tangles and Plaques is a candid account of a mother and daughter’s changing relationship as they face the progressive landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease together. As the twisted fibers (tangles) build up inside the nerve cells in her brain and the protein fragments (plaques) fill the spaces between those cells, Effie Johnson—like millions of others who suffer from Alzheimer’s—loses her memory, the stories that make up the fabric of her life.

    Blending humor (“I Can’t Find My Panties”) with pathos (“Disappearing Stories”) and hope with despair, Susan Johnson Cushman captures the personal within the universal in a story that reveals a complicated relationship between an often verbally abusive mother and a daughter hungry for her mother’s unconditional love. Part Polaroid, part cautionary tale, the reality woven throughout these records of long-distance caregiving is that the tangles and plaques aren’t only in our brains, but often in our relationships.

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  • I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor

    1 IN 68 people have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Instead of statistics,
    what the world really needs are stories of hope.

    I am Strong is the story of Dr. Lamar Hardwick, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014 at age 36. In a unique and compelling blend of personal stories and practical advice, Lamar shares his journey of faith, hope, courage, and life on the autism spectrum as a husband, father, pastor and community leader.

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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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Our 2017 Nominees for CSPA Book of the Year

  • Chasing Mayflies

    A Dying Wish...

    What would you do if your best friend’s last wish was to help him escape from a hospice so he could “take care of a few things?”

    The initial dilemma for Dennis Sullivan is not the anger he will incur from Jack’s family, or how to manage a terminally-ill curmudgeon who mistakenly believes he knows everyone. He can even humor Jack’s desire to become like a mayfly – one of those nasty spring bugs with a lifespan of only a few days, but are unforgettable monsters.

    The true question is why help someone who was not there for him when his own wife was dying and he needed a friend?

    Guilted into this late odyssey, Dennis soon discovers the road to hell is truly paved with good intentions and it takes courage, faith, and a generous dose of anarchy to change the destination. He finds his best friend’s “bucket list on steroids” is not a tale of self-absorption at all, but rather a well-considered plan to touch his estranged family and seek forgiveness. And Jack plans the biggest makeover of all for Dennis. Chasing Mayflies is a “R.I.P.” roaring, hilarious journey that matches an intriguing plot with a thought-provoking message that will resonate with your soul long after the story ends.

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  • The Man With the Black Box

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
    EVERYONE'S DYING TO KNOW.

    An international crisis threatens to plunge the world into war at the dawn of the Twentieth Century, but the British Foreign Office finds itself blinded by the bizarre deaths of crucial agents and informants as it struggles to stave off the coming conflagration. For help, they turn to an unconventional outsider, Inspector Jenkins of Scotland Yard, who soon finds himself on the trail of a mysterious man with a deadly black box and a host of devoted accomplices. Innocents transform into monsters. Men of God become agents of destruction. Good men rise from the flames of damnation to become soldiers in the coming apocalypse. The Man with the Black Box is a terrifying examination of the corruptibility of mankind, a riveting twist on the classic battle of good versus evil, and a fantasy thriller of historic proportions.

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  • A Place That Was Home

    A chance encounter with a forgotten childhood friend makes
    a woman take stock of her own shortcomings through the years.

    A rural family's peaceful Sunday night is
    disrupted by a frightening, unexpected visitor.

    A charming blind student brings a new perspective
    to an emotionally distant teacher.

    A woman is eyewitness to a neighbor's struggle with
    alcoholism and the tragic outcome of his problems.

     

    These incidents and many others are captured in A Place That Was Home.

    Chronicling a Western North Carolina woman’s experiences from the 1960s to the present, the twenty-one personal essays in A Place That Was Home vividly depict a regional world in which families live, work, and worship and others suffer from dire circumstances.

    A Place That Was Home invites the reader into this compelling world.

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  • An Unexpected Role

    The devastation of a ruined summer.

    The gift of a second chance.

    Can Josie learn the lessons she needs in order to discover her true self?

    After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.

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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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    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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