Showing posts from September, 2017

Headlines: John Tibbs

Dear Friends,
Singer/songwriter John Tibbs independently releases his anticipated HeartlandEP Oct. 20 (one week later than originally planned) on Windmill & Wave Records with Tone Tree Music distribution and Heritage (an imprint of Bethel Music) digital marketing.
The new album features five studio tracks produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective, Ellie Holcomb) along with co-production by Cason Cooley (Ben Rector, Mat Kearney, Ingrid Michaelson) on the album’s title cut. A beautifully choregraphed music video for title track produced and directed by Hawk Nelson lead vocalist Jon Steingard will also premiere soon.
Heartland is my best music yet,” shares Tibbs. “Each song in Heartland embodies the place where I learned the stuff of life – fear, love, anger, doubt and hope. As a proud, homegrown boy of the Midwest, I’m tipping my hat to the greats that shaped my youth, like Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty. But more than anything, I hope that when you hear t…

Review: A Beauty for the Scarred Duke

`A Beauty for the Scarred Duke` is a Regency romance novel by author Bridget Barton. This novel reminds me of a modern day `Beauty and the Beast`. This tale is about Elliot Covington, the Duke of Coldwell, who is believed to be a monster because of his disfigured face. The princess, Isabella, was ordered to marry the monster, by her father. After they were married they lived in the duke's roomy palace.

        Isabella learned the `monster` was actually a man of modesty and wit. She also found she did not have to be afraid of him. She enjoyed listening to him play music in the library, as well as the two hours a day that was allotted for them to be together.

        I treasure this novel because it shows that just because someone looks different than us they still have feelings.In Isabella's case since she had married a `monster` everyone wanted to stare at her and in Elliot's case, everyone wanted to look away or avoid him.

        I love this quote from the book…

Headlines: Unsung Noel

Dear Friends,
Jonathan Cain, longtime keyboardist and rhythm guitarist in Journey, co-writer of the No. 1 catalog rock song in iTunes’ history, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” as well as writer of “Faithfully” and co-writer of “Who’s Crying Now,” “Open Arms” and many more international hit songs, releases his first Christmas albumUnsung Noel, Oct. 13 on Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The album will be available on CD, as a double audiophile vinyl record and at digital retailers globally.
Produced and arranged by Cain and recorded at his state-of-the-art Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville, the 14-trackUnsung Noel will take listeners on a journey through classics like “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “Oh Holy Night” and “Do You Hear What I Hear” alongside Matt Redman’s “Light Of The World” and 10 brand new songs written by Cain. A video trailer for the new album can be seen now on Cain’sFacebook page.
“I was hearing bold music that would lift up the birth of Jesus,” he state…

Ta'Mara Hanscom's 'The Pretender' Giveaway

Despite just meeting each other, Tillie and Noah's lives have been mysteriously intertwined for many years in Ta'Mara Hanscom's The Pretender. From the moment they met, Tillie and Noah wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but a deliberate omission will keep them apart-and that same omission will be responsible for the escape of a murderer, and a bride's deception.

Join Ta'Mara in celebrating the release of the second printing and new covers by entering to win her $75 prize basket giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
A copy of The PretenderA $75 Amazon gift cardA decorative box containing measuring cups, ten recipes from the book, a potholder, a kitchen towel, pepper and salt grinders, kitchen utensils, and an olive oil dispenser
Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on October 11. The winner will be announced October 12 on the Litfuse blog.

Review: Picturing Heaven

 Book Blurb:
Picturing HeavenRandy Alcorn
Imagine Heaven the way the Bible describes it—a place of exquisite beauty brimming with marvelous detail and intricate patterns; a special dwelling place free of corruption and sin; and a place of both rest and enjoyable, meaningful work.

Let the power and majesty of Heaven fill your heart with joy as you color these 40 designs carefully interpreted from the pages of Scripture. Savor a respite from daily life as you read and meditate on devotions from best-selling author Randy Alcorn, a leading authority on Heaven. Picturing Heaven will offer you comfort and relaxation while filling your heart with the restful assurance that God prepares a special place for those who love Him.

          This is a unique coloring book that is also a devotional on heaven. You could either do one a day and finish in a little over a month, or you could take your time meditating and coloring and only do one a week ending in a little less than a year. 
        Some …

Review: Look & Find Bible Storybook

`Look and Find Bible Storybook` is a hardcover children's book illustrated by Gill Guile and text is by Charlotte Thoroe and B. A. Jones. The stories are each written on a pop-up page that reveals 2 picture pages for finding each item. There is a checklist for each look & find that you can mark with a write-on wipe-off marker, so you can erase and repeat. There are 8 Bible stories in this book. Some examples are: Noah and the ark, David and Goliath, Jonah, and Jesus feeding the 5,000.

        This book is suitable for young readers or for a parent to read to younger children. There are about 4 paragraphs per story. The child is sure to delight in finding each item. The text is organized by beginning with the story of creation then following through as they would appear in a Bible. The stories flow in a rhythmic way which would delight even the youngest child.

        The front cover shows a picture of Noah's ark with colorful illustrations to show the animals and …

28 Boring Words/ What To Use Instead

Do you ever catch yourself using the same words over and over? Do you need to liven up your website or blog??
Thanks to Jack Milgram of for sending me this infographic..
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Q & A with author Tricia Goyer

Please welcome author Tricia Goyer to New Horizon Reviews

Tricia Goyer is a prolific author of more than sixty books. She is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of four, and wife to John. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Center in Kalispell, Montana and now leads a teen mom support group in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What genre do you write in? What draws you to this genre?
I write in almost every genre! My first writing project was a family devotional, my second a non-fiction book for teens, and my third a World War II historical novel. I've written 70 books, ranging from children's books to parenting books to memoir. I love the flexibility and to be able to follow as God leads.
Can you give your reader's a peek into your new book coming out October 1?
My new book is Walk It Out: The Radical Result of Living God's Word one step at a time. It's a book for Christians who feel as if they're doing everything for God…

Review: Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops

RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP FLOPS offers the message Jane lives by: prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.

Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let RHINESTONES ON MY FLIP-FLOPS deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.
Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.
Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane’s sparkling sense of humor. Add in some “rhinestoned” advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life’s inevitable flops!

      `Rhinestones on My Flip-Flops` is a Christian Living book written for women by author Jane Jenkins Herlong. I chose this bo…

Headlines: Veritas

Veritas is a contemporary classical group that has an unforgettable signature powerful harmony.  They have performed on stage at Carnegie Hall and joined Sandi Patty on her Forever Grateful tour.
With their sophomore record, Hope Survives, the men of Veritas--Jeff Anderson, James Berrian, Andrew Goodwin, Jordan Johnson and Lucas Scott Lawrence--are wielding their powerful, dramatic musical arsenal to communicate the hope expressed by their fans, as well as the hope which guides each of their lives.

The album `Hope Survives` is available now in the Official Veritas Store and at iTunesAmazon MusicGoogle Playand everywhere great Christian music is sold.

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Review: God Made The World

`God made the World` is a cloth book made especially for babies and toddlers, illustrated by Emma Haines. The cover is crinkly and the back page has a safety mirror for the child to see that God made them, too. The stuffing is 100% polyester, machine washable, and not made for teething.

          The text is about 12 - 14 font and has about 4 words per page. This organization is sufficient for this age group. The author used imagery, along with the words, to tell a story. Examples are: God made the oceans (fish), God made the meadows (rabbits in a meadow), God made my friends (cat & dog).  The primary medium is drawings.

        The book comes enclosed with plastic to keep it nice and clean. It would make a perfect gift for any little one in your life. I am very impressed with the colorful illustrations.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."I'm linking up to The Book Nook.

Guest Post: April W Gardner

Please welcome author April W Gardner as she brings a guest post to New Horizon Reviews.

APRIL W GARDNER writes history with a Christian perspective and a little imagination. 
She is a copyeditor, military wife, and homeschooling mother of two who lives in Texas. She writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native tribes. In no particular order, April dreams of owning a horse, learning a third language, and visiting all the national parks.
April, welcome and it's so good to have you visit today. Thanks!

At some point in the creation of every novel, I ask my characters, “When the Enemy strikes or faith is shaken, when doctrines confuse or godly men differ, when the world is crumbling and life is threatened, what will you do? To whom will you run?”
If they were to turn the question on me, I pray I’d answer, “I look to Jesus. Only He will do.” 
My Creek Country Saga delves deep into Native American culture and spiritualism. Some of the concepts are f…

Review: Steal Away Home

`Steal Away Home` is a Christian Living book about Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson by authors Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey. Thomas Johnson was a former slave that had been trained at Spurgeon's college in England and commissioned by Spurgeon as a missionary to Africa. The authors are quick to note that this book is not a biography or a history book, but a story based on real life events that occurred in history. Many of the word-for-word quotations are from Spurgeon's or Johnson's own writing.

        Young Charles Spurgeon enjoyed visiting his grandfather staying for long visits to read the books his grandfather owned. He also enjoyed the outdoors where he saw beauty in everything the Creator made. Charles' grandfather played a big role in Charles becoming a famous preacher. His knees had callou7ses from kneeling in prayer, damaged eyesight from years of reading scripture, and his heart groaned for the Spirit of God to save souls.

        I learned that Spu…

Headlines: Planetshakers

Capturing the live praise and worship heard at Planetshakers’ conference held this past April in its home-city of Melbourne, Australia and at gatherings attended by tens of thousands in Manila (Capital of the Philippines) and Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia), Planetshakers Band releases its Legacy 12-song CD / 10-track DVD Sept. 15 from Integrity Music.

In addition to the audio tracks and corresponding videos from Planetshakers’ acclaimed Legacy Part 1: Alive Again and Legacy Part 2: Passion EPs, Legacy includes four additional tracks recorded live in Melbourne with 20,000 worshipers: “Through It All,” “Be My Vision,” “Here’s My Life” and “A Love I Know.” The project features worship leaders Sam Evans, Joth Hunt (who also produced and mixed the album), Rudy and Chelsi Nikkerud and vocalists BJ Pridham and Aimee Evans among others.

Legacy honors the ways God has used the ministry and music of Planetshakers over the past two decades to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a c…

Review: A Life to Live

`A Life to Live` is a short contemporary Christian book by author Toni Shiloh. The female protagonist, Mia, lost her mother to breast cancer. Her mother and she had originally made plans to travel the world together. Now it is up to Mia. Her mother left Mia with enough money to travel the world for one year. All her bills were paid, and she was set to go. It was time for her to live her life. Mia noticed that none of the passport attendees smiled, so she made it her mission to be as friendly as possible.

        It was interesting to see that her stay was at a B&B, instead of a hotel. My hubby and I stay at a B&B for our anniversary, every year. Her first B&B was in Nottinghamshire, England. The theme for this B&B was Robin Hood, complete with a Maid Marian room, which was near the Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle. The British language was used sparingly throughout the book but it was easy to understand as the word was defined as you read further.