Thank you to all our authors who participated, and the readers who voted, in our Spring Literary Lighthouse Awards. Our three finalists are listed below. Keep an eye out over the next few weeks as we spotlight each of these authors. Plus, our summer installment of the Literary Lighthouse Awards will be opening up for voting in May.
These authors will also be moving on to the final round at the end of the year where you, the reader, will get to choose the top three books that help shine His light in a dark world - books worthy of being called Literary Lighthouse Award winners.
"Some things must be removed before Revival can take place." --Rev. Jim Willey
There were many days spent in agony and tears as God walked through the rooms of my spiritual house. There were some rooms I did not want to even enter, much less clean out. I wanted to keep those old hurts and haunts buried there in the midst of my soul. I thought as long as they were buried no one else would get hurt, but that is not the truth. Those bags of trash--Unforgiveness, Jealousy, Bitterness, Resentment and dare we say it, Hate were killing me. I was the one who was being hurt. I would and could never live up to my potential in Christ as long as I allowed those things to have dominion in His territory. I learned through many tears, that it was only by placing them in the hands of God that I could be totally free. Now I am not saying that I still don't allow a piece of trash to be thrown in every now and then. But, I try with all my strength to see it for what it truly is--A stumbling block to stop me from being who God destined me to be. It took me about 6 months to write chapter 3. A long 6 months. There were days that I did nothing but cry. I could not explain what was happening to others, except that God was doing a work here. It was hard going through those bags of trash with Him. So very hard. But I can promise you it was well worth every tear, every anxiety attack and every heart break. Join me on the path to freedom in Christ Jesus.
What Amazon reviewers are saying about God Has a Scrub Brush.
What a wonderful book! This book has made me look very differently at myself and where God wants me and how He uses each one of us.
I recommend this devotion to anyone who wants a closer relationship with God and anyone who wants to be a better witness for Him. You will be blessed reading this devotion.
First they had to survive the island … then each other … then their rescuer.
All Marine Corps reservist Jake Chalmers wants is to give his dying wife a last, romantic cruise to the Philippines. Unable to save her in a mass murder aboard ship, he washes ashore a jungle island, where he discovers three other survivors. Heartbroken that he failed to save his wife, he is determined not to fail these helpless castaways.
Federal prosecutor Eve Eriksson rescues a young girl and her elderly great-aunt from the same ship. They badly need Jake's survival skills, but why is he so maddeningly careful? She needs to hurry home to nail a significant career trial. And, please, before Jake learns her secret that she's responsible for his wife's death.
What Amazon Reviewers are saying about Stranded
The authors' pen was like a lancet at times, probing the tenderest parts of my heart.
The spiritual message is skillfully handled as suddenly you realize its import behind nearly every scene and you thrill at how God covers even chaos with His feathers.
Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles.
Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual.
Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
What Amazon reviewers are saying about Secret Angel
Lovely Christmas story - perfect for anyone who enjoys Christian fiction and sweet romance, not to mention hot chocolate and snow.
These characters believe in community and you could also tell that their relationship with the Lord is not just something they talk about to get brownie points, but they are truly living out their faith.