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Excerpt - Apologetics for a New Generation by Sean McDowell

Today's Wild Card author is: Sean McDowell and the book: Apologetics for a New Generation Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2009) Many teenagers leave home for college but don’t take their faith with them. Popular writer and speaker Sean McDowell offers a solution for this problem: a new way of approaching faith that addresses the questions the emerging generation is asking and that incorporates a radically humble and relational approach. An impressive list of contributors including Dan Kimball ( They Like Jesus but Not the Church ), Brian Godawa ( Hollywood Worldviews ), and Josh McDowell show that today’s apologetics must employ... a clear connection with everyday life an invitation for people to express their doubts and wrestle with tough questions a culturally savvy understanding of the way secular people view Christians an engaging methodology that captures the imagination before engaging the mind a strong emphasis on the resurrection and how it changes everythi

Sleezy Dippin Dunkin

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.30.2009 I got this from Pam Hillman . She is Sleezy Farkletush. My NEW NAME IS IN THE SUBJECT LINE. DON'T LAUGH UNTIL YOU FIND OUT WHAT YOUR NEW NAME IS The following is excerpted from a children's book, Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants by Dave Pilkey, in which the evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names... So:- 1. Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first name: a = snickle b = doombah c = goober d = cheesey e = crusty f = greasy g = dumbo h = farcus i = dorky j = doofus k = funky l = boobie m = sleezy n = sloopy o = fluffy p = stinky q = slimy r = d orfus s = snooty t = tootsie u = dipsy v = sneezy w = liver x = skippy y = dinky z = zippy 2. Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name: a = dippin b = feather c = batty d = burger e = chicken f = barffy g = lizard h = waffle i = farkle j = monkey k = flippin l = fricken m = bu

Interview and excerpt - If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.30.2009 If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky Childhood sweethearts Kinna and Jimmy Henley had simple dreams–marriage, children, a house by the sea…everything they needed for happily ever after. What they didn’t plan on was years of infertility, stealing those dreams, crushing their hopes. Now, all that’s left is the memory of young love, and the desperate need for a child to erase the pain. Until… Kinna rescues an elderly woman from the sea, and the threads of the past, present, and future weave together to reveal the wonder of one final hope. One final chance to follow not their dreams, but God’s plan. Can they embrace the redemptive power of love before it’s too late? Or will their love be washed away like the castles they once built upon the sand? The past whispers to the present. And the future shivers. What if tomorrow never comes? Buy from Christianbook.com Excerpt of chapter one: Only the fog is real. Only the sand. Only t

Excerpt - Yesterday’s Embers by Deborah Raney

Today's Wild Card author is: Deborah Raney and the book: Yesterday’s Embers Howard Books (March 24, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Deborah Raney is the author of several novels, including Nest of Sparrows and the RITA Award-winning Beneath a Southern Sky. Her novel A Vow to Cherish was made into the highly acclaimed Worldwide Pictures film of the same name. She lives with her husband and four children in Kansas. Visit the author's website . ABOUT THE BOOK: Tragedy has left Doug DeVore with five children to raise alone. When Mickey Valdez, the children's daycare teacher, lends a helping hand, sparks flicker between them and quickly ignite. But romance and real life are two very different things, and too late, Doug and Mickey realize they've said "I do" to something neither of them bargained for. Now they must find a way to untangle their knot of hasty choices without breaking the hearts of five precious children-or their own-in the process. Product

Will Power

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.26.2009 I’m over at Faithchick today with yet another venting session, so beware if you’re expecting a post that’s thoughtful or insightful: Camy here, playing off my title from my last blog post . Haha. Except this post isn’t very serious! Here is the million dollar question: they sell everything else on eBay—why not will power, too???? Click here for the rest of my ranting

Excerpt - Turning The Paige by Laura Jensen Walker

Captain's Log, Stardate 03.26.2009 Turning the Paige by Laura Jensen Walker Welcome to the in-between world of Paige Kelley. At thirty-five, she’s put her dreams on hold to care for her ailing, high-maintenance mother. Three years after her divorce she’s still not dating, still working at her temp job, and still longing for motherhood even though, as her own mother often points out, “You’re not getting any younger, you know!” When her Getaway Girls book club friends urge Paige to break free and get on with her life, she desperately wants to try. But how? What about her mom? The unexpected answers come from a surprising source. A trip to Scotland and a potential new love interest help launch an exciting new chapter in her life, and lead Paige to discover that God’s plan for her life promises to be more than she ever imagined. This latest release in the Getaway Girls collection delivers a smart, funny, and warm account of one woman’s challenge to reconcile who she is—a d