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Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Healthy Living Handook. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.


Healthy Living Handbook by Laura Harris SmithSimple, Everyday Ways to Lifelong Health for Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Going beyond complicated diets and exercise routines, spiritual wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith gives you easy, practical, real-life ways to live well–and to live better–emotionally, physically and spiritually. Discover simple course corrections that will bring you the peace, rest, energy, connection and clarity you’ve longed for. When you live from a place of true health, you will live longer, engage more fully and love more deeply.

Also included inside!

  • How to treat the top 50 common ailments with essential oils
  • 3 FREE Laura Harris Smith ebooks
  • The “7 Warning Signs of a Dangerous Relationship” quiz
  • The 10 Healing Commandments and healing prayers
  • Laura’s “5 to thrive” pillars of health list
  • And more!

Praise for The Healthy Living Handbook:

“Very doable ways to gain a healthier spirit, mind and body. Laura’s expertise will have you feeling like an expert as well.”
-Jean Driscoll, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame athlete; eight-time Boston Marathon champion

“Laura has proven it is easy and possible to have peace, rest, energy and clarity when you are naturally supernatural!”
-Sid Roth, host, It’s Supernatural!

“Absolutely superb. It is both inspirational and informational–a must-read for anyone looking to enrich their whole being!”
-Elisa Sharps, N.D., executive director, International Institute of Original Medicine

“Laura challenges and inspires with a practical and attainable formula for Spirit-filled living and a healthier existence.”
-Debra Fraser, president and CEO, Total Living International

“Well-balanced insights and practical suggestions about how we can cooperate with our heavenly Father as He transforms our lives.”
-Kenneth C. Parsons, M.D.

Laura Harris SmithAbout the Author:  Laura Harris Smith is a certified nutritional counselor, playwright, poet, actress and media dynamo. She and her husband, Chris, who have six children, founded and pastor Eastgate Creative Christian Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. Find out more at

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800797881
  • Page Count:  256 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 29 – February 4, 2018
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Healthy Living Handook. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Live Like Jesus. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What if that restlessness deep in your soul is really the Holy Spirit nudging you to a bigger, more vibrant life?

Be gut-wrenchingly honest: Is your relationship with God real and personal and exciting? Do you long for the life of faith you read about in the Bible, but just can’t seem to make your reality match?

Digging deep into the layered truths the apostle Paul shared with the church in Rome, pastor and teacher Putty Putman reveals an astounding new perspective on a Gospel that is bigger and more sensational than you ever realized. A thrilling life of impact, adventure, blessing and true freedom awaits you. Here is everything you need to live a life connected to and empowered by a God who is, and does, more than you ever imagined–to live like Jesus every day of your life.

Praise for Live Like Jesus:

“An amazing book.”
-Dr. Randy Clark, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

“The Holy Spirit has trusted Putty with some powerful truths that will inspire, challenge and excite you to Live Like Jesus!”
-Dianne Leman, senior pastor, Vineyard Church of Central Illinois

“Putty unearths the real meaning of the normal Christian life and teaches us how to walk in our divine mandate as world-changers and history-makers.”
-Kris Vallotton, senior associate leader, Bethel Church, Redding, CA

“This book is a guide for you to take your desire and move into your destiny.”
-Leif Hetland, president, Global Mission Awareness

Putty PutmanAbout the Author: Putty Putman, Ph.D., is the founding director of the School of Kingdom Ministry in Urbana, Illinois. He also serves in leadership roles on both the preaching and the executive teams at the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. He lives with his wife, Brittany, and three children in Champaign. Learn more at

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800798529
  • Page Count:  208 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 22-28, 2018
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing Live Like Jesus. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.


Thank you for your interest in reviewing Unimaginable. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Is God Dying?

That’s what some people think and want. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren’t relevant anymore. But what critics and even many churchgoers don’t realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity.

Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus’ teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn . . .

  • How Christianity has stood against the evils of slavery (more than once), racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children
  • Why democracy, freedom as a universal value, and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianity
  • How Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, handicapped, marginalized, and dying
  • How people of faith are extending God’s kingdom through charities, social justice efforts, mental health initiatives, and other profound ways

This provocative and enlightening book is for anyone concerned about where our world is heading.

Praise for Unimaginable:

“Sweeping in scope and teeming with insights, this creative and compelling book shows us the horror of a world without Christianity. An eye-opening work that should be read with pen in hand to mark points to remember. Truly powerful and persuasive.”
-Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith

“Much of the way we interpret reality is determined by how we view the world, and the Christian worldview has shaped millions of lives across the globe. If you want to make the case for what you believe as a Christian, or simply want to investigate the truth for yourself, this book will help you in a new and meaningful way.”
-J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith

“With scholarly research and imaginative flair, Jeremiah Johnston asks us to consider the unimaginable: What if Christianity had not won the war of competing ideologies? What if it were not to continue as a world-changing influence? This insightful book will help you to understand why Christianity makes sense for us and the world we live in.”
-Justin Brierley, presenter of the Unbelievable radio show and podcast and Senior Editor of Premier Christianity magazine

Jeremiah Johnston

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About the Author: Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, is a New Testament scholar and frequent contributor to national publications and shows, including USA Today, Fox News, CNN, Relevant, The Christian Post, and numerous other media outlets. Known for his unique communication skills and his infectious love for people, Jeremiah ministers internationally in partnership with the Museum of the Bible and is president of the Christian Thinkers Society, a resident institute at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as Associate Professor of Early Christianity. He is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions. Jeremiah and his family live in Houston. Learn more at

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
  • ISBN:  9780764230813
  • Page Count:  240 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 15-21, 2018
  • Available Formats: Hardcover (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Unimaginable. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth Book Cover Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity's Rebirth
Rebecca VanDoodewaard
Reformation Heritage Books
April 25, 2017

Women are an essential element in church history. Just as Deborah, Esther, and the New Testament Marys helped shape Bible history, so the women of the Reformed church have helped to make its history great. In Reformation Women, Rebecca Vandoodewaard introduces readers to twelve sixteenth-century women who are not as well known today as contemporaries like Katie Luther and Lady Jane Grey. Providing an example to Christians today of strong service to Christ and His church, these influential, godly women were devoted to Reformation truth, in many cases provided support for their husbands, practiced hospitality, and stewarded their intellectual abilities. Their strength and bravery will inspire you, and your understanding of church history will become richer as you learn how God used them to further the Reformation through their work and influence.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Reformation Women: Sixteenth-Century Figures Who Shaped Christianity’s Rebirth by Rebecca VanDoodewaard (Reformation Heritage Books, 2017).

“I would wholeheartedly recommend this book for anyone with an interest in the history of the Protestant Reformation –especially those who desire to learn more about the very important role that women played in its success. This book is perfect for a part of a homeschooling history curriculum and would be a timely addition given the important anniversary which is just around the corner.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

“…overall the book was very enjoyable and I would encourage others to pick it up especially women, those with daughters, and pastors who most likely have more women than men in their congregation.”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 4 Stars

“After taking a “Women in Church History” course in college, I have loved learning about the powerful women who have helped Christianity to spread throughout the ages. Sometimes it was them going into a scary country on their own. Other times it was a wife supporting her leader of a husband. Reformation Women is a welcomed addition to my collection of books on Women in Church history. What a powerful reminder of what God can do with a heart surrendered to Him.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 5 Stars

“Not only is Reformation Women a wonderful read for you, it’s entirely appropriate for your middle and high school students. I highly recommend it.”
Reviewer: Danika Cooley
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found Reformation Women to be a personally encouraging, and intellectually satisfying book. More than that, I think it is a necessary book. The ongoing and diverse conversations regarding what makes a “biblical woman” need the historic grounding that this sort of book provides. I hope Rebecca, or another author, also offers us similar biographies of women from other times and places in church history.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book as a way, not to just learn about the history of these faithful women, but to apply their faithfulness to our own lives.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 5 Stars

“Wives, mothers, godly followers of Christ, these women of the Reformation saw fit to live out their faith amidst a culture that was increasingly hostile to the new reforms of Protestants. You will not be disappointed as you read about these faithful followers of Christ.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend, Reformation women, to any Pastor looking for historical illustrations as well as to every father to tell read these accounts to their daughters to aid in their spiritual growth, as well as to all women to give them a role model to inspire to . This is a book you do not want to miss out on.”
Reviewer: Dan Doll
Rating: 5 Stars

“While there are many books being published on the Protestant Reformation this one stands out in bringing to attention women whose accomplishments and service though great are largely forgotten in church history. If you’re looking to get a better understanding of the contribution women made to the Protestant Reformation this should be one of the first books you pick up.”
Reviewer: Steve Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

Reformation Women provides brief but informative accounts from the lives of twelve women. Additionally, the appendices supply timelines and family trees for simplicity of understanding.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“I give this book an A+. I highly recommend it for anyone that enjoys biographies, church history, or women’s studies. It would also make an excellent addition to any homeschooling studying the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Morgan Farr
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone. This book is not just for women. This book is not just for lovers of history. This book is not just for Reformation gurus. Though the book will certainly appeal to those groups, the truths learned and modeled in this book extend much further — into each and every one of our lives as Christ followers. I found myself encouraged, humbled, convicted, and instructed through the godly lives and examples of these unknown women of the Reformation. I believe that the same will be true for you.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“VanDoodewaard’s study helps to fill the gap which exists at a popular level regarding the role of women in the Reformation. Her study is helpful and engaging and I found each chapter to be better than the last (the chapters on the Frenchwomen Jeanne d’ Albret & Luise de Coligny were particularly riveting). Hopefully this book will help to provide the church today (and perhaps especially the daughters of the church) with models of feminine faithfulness.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“Throughout this book, I found myself longing for more details and jotting down questions for further study. Mrs. VanDoodewaard successfully whetted my appetite for further study, indeed. I would love to know more about how these women balanced their many responsibilities, educated their children, managed their homes, etc., and because her sources are well-documented in footnotes, I know just where to turn for additional information!”
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hankins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan to encourage my girls to read it. This makes me want to read more of this period of church history, and I hope it has the same effect on others. I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Robert Hayton
Rating: 5 Stars

“Just as Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” is important in the lives of believers, so are the stories of these women who stood up to the tyranny of the Roman Catholic Church and gave their lives to serve God. VanDoodewaard’s collection of stories will inspire and challenge you in your Christian walk.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“I appreciated this book because it was well-written, easy to follow, and very interesting. The introduction and conclusion are very helpful in that they give reasons why it’s important to learn about women of the Reformation and lists several things we can learn from them. I’ll be recommending this book when people ask if I have any ideas for a women’s book club at church. But this book isn’t just for women! It’s for anyone who wants to learn about Reformation history and be edified and encouraged in the faith at the same time.”
Reviewer: Shane Lems
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you are interested in learning more about the Reformation, I would encourage you to read Reformation Women. While we women may drawn to the stories of our sisters, this isn’t just for us. This book gives a bigger picture of how God used both men and women during this turning point in church history.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 4 Stars

“Many of the books that discuss the Reformation focus on men’s involvement in the Reformation, so it is excellent that VanDoodewaard has written a book to show how women made waves in the Reformation.”
Reviewer: Haley Marshall
Rating: 5 Stars

“What was perhaps most impactful was how these women did not let circumstances get in the way of always encouraging the church and pushing forward.”
Reviewer: Michelle Newman
Rating: 5 Stars

“I look forward to having my wife and daughter read it so that they can get to know some of these women from church history who can encourage us in our faith today.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“Some biographies are dry and hard to digest but this book was not like that. It will keep you desiring to read all about each life included. It will spur your faith and encourage it. It is worth the time.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“The conclusion of the book was especially strong, as it eloquently discussed lessons that we can learn from the women’s lives. The most powerful lessons included the importance of deriving one’s identity and mission from one’s faith rather than one’s role, how people have different gifts and should diligently use them where they are, and how people should have a cause beyond themselves.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“These women are simply some of the most amazing women who have ever been a part of the church. We need to know these women.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“Thank you Rebecca, for taking the time to write this gem. It is something that will stay in my bookshelf for the years to come.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“The stories of such women are, as the author says, “an essential element in church history” (ix). While all made unique contributions, the women are an example of faithfulness to the Lord, His Word, and His church. Reformation Women by Rebecca VanDooewaard will introduce you to women of the Word who fought for the truth of the Word and can give us the courage to fight for that same truth today!”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would make a nice read for any adult and would be a nice addition to any homeschool family library. ”
Reviewer: Deon Vannostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“I read this book with my wife and we both enjoyed learning about these unique women and their contribution to the Protestant Reformation. They truly were amazing women, and they serve as proof that extraordinary faithfulness to God is a better legacy than a recognizable name. I’m thankful that Rebecca VanDoodewaard could reintroduce these women to modern audiences. They are truly exceptional, and both my wife and I were encouraged by their faith. I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“What I find especially helpful about a book such as this is the reminder that Christianity has never been the domain of men alone. Faithful women, married and serving alongside their husbands or single and serving wherever they can, have been part and parcel of the faith from the very beginning. We do a great disservice to the cause of Christ by forgetting such facts. This volume should be an inspiration and encouragement to men AND women of the faith.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 5 Stars

“…there is much to gain from reading Reformation Women, both for historical enrichment and spiritual encouragement.”
Reviewer: John Wiley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I appreciate how the author never elevates nor demeans women who worked alongside their husbands and children on the home front. Though often in obscurity, yet their works, as a light set on a hill, could not be hidden, and we are blessed and encouraged to follow in their footsteps with honor and dignity even if we never leave the sphere of our homes. Yet, those who are active in the workforce or in positions of leadership will also gain many insights into how to portray the love of Christ where they serve with those qualities unique to believing women. I would especially encourage high school aged women to read this book as they are seeking to discern God’s plan for their lives, and it would make an excellent graduation gift.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

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Spirit-Empowered Theology by Charles CarrinThank you for your interest in reviewing Spirit-Empowered Theology. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

You’ve encountered the Holy Spirit. The answer to nearly every question you have about your faith may be found in the pages of Scripture–and in the amazing resource you hold in your hands.

In this comprehensive volume, respected pastor Dr. Charles Carrin gives you the basics of Spirit-empowered theology in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format. This insightful book will help you understand the most pressing questions of life and the power behind your faith. With valuable input provided by distinguished revival leaders John and Carol Arnott, Stephen Chitty, Dr. Randy Clark, Leif Hetland, Bill Johnson, Dr. R. T. Kendall, Michael Peterson and Dr. Jack Taylor, Spirit-Empowered Theology will enable you to articulate what you believe and why you believe it.

“An amazing book. I especially recommend it to those who are beginning their journey into the theological realm of ‘Word and Spirit’ truth. This book belongs in your library.”–DR. RANDY CLARK, founder and overseer, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

“This book is a treasure trove. I encourage you to read it and receive new levels of power, love and wisdom for a supernatural lifestyle!”–LEIF HETLAND, founder and president, Global Mission Awareness

“Charles Carrin is a prince of preachers, a sound theologian and an absolute lover and practitioner of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. This book is a golden resource.”–JOHN AND CAROL ARNOTT, founding pastors, Catch the Fire Ministries; overseers, Partners in Harvest, Toronto, Canada

Charles CarrinCharles Carrin, D.D., has been in ministry more than 65 years. His beliefs and practices denied the supernatural until a crisis in his own life caused him to see what he had missed. He received his education at the University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary. Today his ministry is characterized by displays of the power of God in salvation as well as deliverance and healing. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800798178
  • Page Count:  352 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  July 31 – August 6, 2017
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only) or ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Spirit-Empowered Theology. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.