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Book Review ~ Cain And Able By Jonathan Matos

About The Book “The grass isn’t always greener…” Loosely based on the life of author Jonathan Matos, a near death experience turns a mild-mannered young man’s ambitions into obsessions. Shortly after a brush with death on the operating table, Dennis Caine is convinced his survival means he is destined for greatness. But as Dennis grows into adulthood, his attempts to win the affections of his best friend, Beth Michaels, the praise of his parents, and the accolades of football star Jason Bell consistently fall short. Jason is a high school football star and the son of a grocery store magnate, who longs for the kind of respect Dennis takes for granted. Their rivalry quickly escalates from petty pranks to kidnapping, arson, and a matter of life and death. Experience the first entry in the Seven Deadly Sins Series, where drama and suspense reach Biblical proportions. Category Christian/Fiction/Young Adult Genre General Rating 3 Stars Review Cain and Able is a story of a young man’s journey that highlights his perception of his identity through the events …

Interview With Author, Rebecca Crownover

Rebecca  Crownover is the lovely author behind the children’s book, My Daddy’s In Heaven With Jesus, now made into the movie, My Daddy’s In Heaven, out this March, as well as the popular Texas Farm Girl series,  which she aims to use to educate, entertain, and inspire kids through farming. The My Daddy’s In Heaven movie (check out the movie on facebook) is based upon the true life story of Rebecca, and today, Rebecca has taken some time with TBAP to tell us more about herself, her family, ministry, and work. Take a look! Miranda ~ Please tell us a bit about yourself that we don’t already know. Rebecca: Inspired by God’s plan and the places that he wants to take me! I grew up a small town girl in the farming community of Sunray, TX where I learned to farm with my grandfather as a child. Today, I am partners in our family farm with my awesome in-laws. My blood type is John Deere green. I am a mother to my beautiful and energetic …

Book Review ~ Hope For Your Marriage By Clayton & Ashlee Hurst

About The Book Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share the principles and Scripture they have learned to lean on and preach at Lakewood Church.  Are you willing to do whatever it takes to have the marriage you dreamed of? Interestingly, this is the question Clayton and Ashlee ask young couples before they get married and married couples in crisis. If they answer yes, then there is hope for the couple. If they humble themselves and are willing to commit to the work ahead, they will have a successful marriage. Hope for Every Marriage is a book designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible. Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center. In Hope for Your Marriage, Clayton and Ashlee share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls; keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage; practicing healthy communication on sex, conflict, and forgiveness; declaring life over your marriage; and leaving a God-honoring legacy. Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Christian-living/Marriage Rating 4 Stars Review Hope For Your Marriage aims to explore the true meaning of what …

Book Review ~ 12 Days At Bleakly Manor By Michelle Griep

About the Book When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with one of the other guests—her former fiancé, BENJAMIN LANE. Imprisoned unjustly, Ben wants revenge on whoever stole his honor. When he’s given the chance to gain his freedom, he jumps at it—and is faced with the anger of the woman he stood up at the altar. Brought together under mysterious circumstances for the Twelve Days of Christmas, Clara and Ben discover that what they’ve been striving for isn’t what ultimately matters. What matters most is what Christmas is all about . . . love. Category Christian/Fiction Genre Romance/Mystery Rating 3.5 Stars Review A simple, soft, and handsome retelling of …

Book Review ~ Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships By Ron & Tina Konkin

About the Book This book is not just another world-view about LOVE, SEX, and MONEY, but rather a powerful, proven system that is restoring marriages in crisis. The R3 Factor of Great Relationships is a revolutionary approach to rewriting and restoring your relationships. It covers the most critical areas of marriage. There are many factors that can make or break a relationship. In this book, you will find the tools you need to understand and identify what is working, and conversely, not working in your relationships. This book offers a simple solution to help you find not just a formula, but true healing as thousands of others from Hollywood, and around the world have discovered who dared to adopt the Reveal, Rewrite and Renew directive found in the R3 Factor of Great Relationships . Category Christian/Non-fiction Genre Self-help Rating 4 Stars Review In this wonderful piece, the Konkins (read Tina Konkin’s TBAP interview here) send out a clear invitation for second chances at fully living life and enjoying relationships that were once damaged by past hurts, which go as …

Scoop ~ Interview With Celebrity Marriage Counselor, Tina Konkin

  Celebrity marriage counselor and relationship expert, Tina Konkin, is the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline. Tina has counseled many celebrity and high profile couples, and her organization has seen a success rate of over 90%. She has appeared on Dr. Phil and The Real House Wives. In September, she released her highly anticipated book, Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor of Great Relationships, which she co-authored with her late husband, Ron. Tina took some time to share with the world on TBAP about her life, work, and faith. Follow our conversation below! Miranda ~ Hello Tina! It’s a pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Tina: I am a mother to three, a grandmother to three, the Founder and Director of Relationship Lifeline, and a coach to many. As an author, relationship expert, counselor, and conference speaker, I have facilitated hundreds of seminars for youth, adults, couples, and families for over 30 years. Coming from a background of abuse and abandonment, my passion …

NEWS ~ The Emotional Wound Thesaurus By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Releases Today

The seventh installment in The Emotional Thesaurus series by co-authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi releases today. The book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide To Psychological Trauma, will help writers better craft characters with emotional wounds so that they are relatable to readers. Find out more details about this book below. About the Book Readers connect to characters with depth, ones who have experienced life’s ups and downs. To deliver key players that are both realistic and compelling, writers must know them intimately—not only who they are in the present story, but also what made them that way. Of all the formative experiences in a character’s past, none are more destructive than emotional wounds. The aftershocks of trauma can change who they are, alter what they believe, and sabotage their ability to achieve meaningful goals, all of which will affect the trajectory of your story. Identifying the backstory wound is crucial to understanding how it will shape your character’s behavior, and The Emotional Wound Thesaurus can help. Inside, you’ll find: • A database of …