Tonight on the Write Stuff — Daughter of Jerusalem with Joanne Otta

daugthe“Daughter of Jerusalem” takes its 21st-century readers on a journey back to the first-century world of a young rabbi named Yeshua—better known to us as Jesus. Mara, the young heroine of this story, gets to mingle with the crowds who come to hear him teach during his visits to Jerusalem and, finally, to meet him face to face in a brief, life-changing encounter—one that comes at no small cost to herself.

Join in the conversation with Joanne & I! Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10885989.


joanneJoanne Otto is a lifelong student of the Bible who has taken four exciting tours of Bible lands and done extensive research, including numerous courses. She has taught foreign languages and English and more recently, as an academic language therapist, has helped dyslexic children strengthen their reading and writing skills. Also a music lover and amateur pianist, she especially enjoys accompanying singers.

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Suddenly Single Mom — The Parker J Cole Show

singleI didn’t set out to be a single mom. I set out to be the best mom I could be…and that hasn’t changed.

My best friend is someone I admire a lot. I’ve watched her over the years grow into this thing called motherhood all on her own. From the moment when she found out she was pregnant to watching her face many obstacles left and right and deal with crisis after crisis with little or no help. She’s grown to be a strong woman who takes care of her children single-handedly. She didn’t set out to be a single mom but regardless, she’s a great one.

Raising your family on your own can be heartbreaking, lonely and hard to navigate. Suddenly, you are the one who has to have the answers. Remembering that God is always with you and that His love is faithful can give you the confidence to face whatever this new life brings. With a foundation of helpful Scripture verses, each message shares a story, a survival tip and a prayer. Readers will find a faithful companion in this book as they encounter each new experience and learn to embrace their new role. Jeanette Hanscome shares 52 encouraging insights gleaned from her first year as a single mom to two boys. She shares very real struggles and triumphs, from learning to stand on her own to knowing when to ask for or accept help, and deals with both the emotional and the practical challenges of raising her children on her own.

Join us for devotion and for great conversation as we encourage, uplift and invite you to sit with Jeanette and I. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10880699.


jeannetteJeanette Hanscome is a busy author and mom who constantly looks for opportunities to weave her experiences into stories. She is extremely excited about her newest releases, Running with Roselle, co-authored with Michael Hingson, and Gifts, Volume 12 of Kathi Macias’s 12 Days of Christmas series. When she isn’t writing, Jeanette enjoys encouraging writers, teaching and speaking, knitting and crocheting, and spending time with the people she loves.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Scrooge and the Question of God’s Existence with Steve Luhring

scrooge“While Charles Dickens’ immortal story is a compelling tale of transformation, imagine what it would look like had Dickens been ambitious enough to have had Scrooge go on to tackle some of the greatest questions in life, such as: Does God exist? If so, why is there such evil and suffering in this world? Is there meaning and purpose in life? Is there an after-life? Is freedom worth fighting for, and what’s at stake if we lose it? These pages are bold enough to do exactly that, and do it brilliantly.”
—Dr. Paul Maier, author with over 5 million books in print including A Skeleton in God’s Closet

So a world-famous apologist like Dr. Paul Maier comments on this fascinating tale of Christmas carol with an apologetic bent. A Scrooge bent on getting rid of religion — “Bah! Humbug!” by enacting a law that targets religion as hate speech. But what happens in one night is truly a tale to be told. Welcome to Christmas in July, apologetics style as I talk with author Steven Luhring and his wonderful modern adapation of a classic. You can calli in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10867335.

Parenting Your Teen Through Chaos and Crisis — The Parker J. Cole Show

parentingBeing a teenager’s not easy. Dealing with teenage crisis is even harder. 

Parenting teenagers can be one of the most challenging stages of motherhood. Patty Scott, MA, shares personal experiences and practical insights to help encourage and equip parents of teens. Her book can be read in a few hours and is packed with concepts to help you navigate your role as the parent of an adolescent. Learn to be free of patterns which keep you stuck. Find out how your role needs to shift in the coming years. Patty’s compassionate approach to writing brings this message to you as though you were sitting with a friend over coffee

Join in the conversation with Patty and I! Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTune. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10868897.


pattyPatty Scott was born in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Ohio and St. Louis and spent her summers traveling around the United States with her parents and younger sister. Patty returned to California for graduate school where she got her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and met her surfer/skater husband. While they were dating, Patty trusted Jesus with her life. This started a healing journey which has transformed and defined her. When Patty was five years old, she decided she wanted to be a writer, speaker and to help people. She has been pursuing both of these passions ever since. When she isn’t writing, Patty can be found having coffee with friends, spending time in her garden, attending Zumba classes or reading great books.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Five Years’ Reign of the Queen of the Tuesday Nights

THEWRITESTUFF FINAL ORIGINAL PJ COLEI got the authors you want!

I got the books that you read!

I got more imagination, that’ll make you drop to your knees!

‘Cause I’m the Queen of Tuesday nights! Queen of Tuesday nights! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! OH YYEEAAHH!

That’s exactly it! I’ve been hosting the Write Stuff for five years now, bringing you Christian authors from all over the U. S. Canada, the U.K., Australia, China, Thailand, Pakistan, India, and all over the world. Hundreds of authors, books, and wonderful Tuesday nights. From romance to fantasy, from non-fiction to how-to’s, the Queen of Tuesday nights has showcased them all, right here. We’ve laughed, cried, prayed, and praised the Almighty God together each week. Celebrate the reign of the Queen along with my guest co-host, the first member of my court, the Duchess Rachel Rossano — author, cover artist, and all around noblewoman as we celebrate. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10859177. Together, let’s reign!

 

NewPJC PhotoParker J Cole is the host of the Write Stuff and the CEO of PJC Media Network dedicated to real Christian Talk radio.

I am an author, speaker, and radio show host with a fanatical obsession with the Lord, Star Trek, K-dramas, anime, romance books, old movies, speculative fiction, and knitting. I’ve finally kicked the off and on addiction to Mountain Dew and marshmallows.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — The Nameless Soldier by Annie Douglas Lima

 


The Nameless Soldier is book 4 in the Annals of Alasia young adult fantasy series. Haven’t read all (or any) of the others? That’s okay! The books can be read in any order, and each one can stand on its own.


Description:

What do you do when you’re the only survivor?

Nineteen-year-old Tarvic bears the name of a mighty hero from Alasia’s past. However, the young soldier feels anything but heroic when he regains consciousness to find himself the lone survivor of a brutal attack by invaders from the neighboring kingdom. 

Forced to leave his identity behind, Tarvic is thrust into civilian life in the role of protector to three war orphans. When the four of them encounter a mysterious stranger, he must choose between keeping the young girls safe and taking on a mission that could help free his kingdom. Can Tarvic live up to his noble name and find a way to balance his duty and his dreams?


Where to Get a Copy:

Click here to buy the ebook or paperback from Amazon. (The ebook is $2.99 just $0.99 through June 6th!)

Not sure if you’ll like the story or not? Take a look at the first chapter and see!

 

 

The Nameless Soldier
Chapter One

 

      

Tarvic woke to the sound of a distant yell, abruptly silenced. He pushed his blankets aside and sat up, puzzled, but heard only the light patter of rain on the canvas. “What was that?”
Drevel, his roommate in the barracks and tentmate out on campaigns like this, stirred and rolled over. “What?”
“I heard something. Someone shouting.”
“It’s probably just another drill.” But Drevel sat up too, shoving his own blankets away, as Tarvic crawled over and untied the tent flap.
A blast of wintry air and raindrops greeted him as he leaned out, peering across the tent-studded hillside. Clouds hid the moon and stars, and on every side the thick dark of the forest leaned in from the edges of the large clearing. But the telltale flickering light of distant torches sent shadows leaping over tents and across the open spaces between them. Why would someone be using torches out here? Any soldier in camp had easy access to lanterns among the supplies.
Something was wrong. Very wrong. Tarvic pulled back into the tent and yanked on his breeches and jacket.
They both heard the next yell, closer this time, and then the unmistakable clash of swords. Both men snatched up their own swords, jamming their feet into their boots and fumbling for shields. From all around them, shouts of alarm erupted as men in their company woke up.
And then the enemy was upon them. Horses exploded through the camp, trampling tents and the soldiers just crawling out of them. Riders leaned low off their mounts’ backs, swinging swords and waving torches.
Halfway out of his tent, Tarvic threw himself flat on his face to avoid a slash that would probably have decapitated him. He scrambled to his feet, only to be knocked off them again by a blow that he barely caught on his shield.
Light, shadows, horses, blades, rain. Chaos raged through the clearing to the sound of crashing metal, pounding hooves, shouts of challenge and desperation. Tarvic regained his feet and fought as best he could from the ground while enemy riders thundered around him. Dodging and ducking, he aimed for the men’s legs and tried to keep out from under their horses’ hooves. With no idea who he was fighting or why, his only goal to stay alive for the next heartbeat, he dodged and darted through the tumult looking for spots where horses and enemy swords weren’t. All around him, men fought and ran and crumpled to lie as limply as the trampled tents.
Slipping and stumbling in the mud, Tarvic felt a surge of satisfaction as his sword met flesh and an enemy yelled in pain. And then the man wheeled his horse and charged back toward him, and Tarvic turned to flee.
He tripped on something soft that groaned. Pain shot through Tarvic’s wrist as he caught his fall, and only a quick roll saved him from being trampled as the man’s horse cantered over him.
Its rider wheeled again, and Tarvic rose to his knees, barely raising his shield in time to protect his face. The force of the blow threw him backward, jarring his already sore wrist.
Another horse leaped over him, and Tarvic cried out in pain as a hoof struck him on the shoulder. He stumbled to his feet, ducking low to present as small a target as possible, and ran through the melee.
He saw fewer people on foot now, more obstacles in the mud. Was it cowardly to flee from a battle you couldn’t win? Nothing in Tarvic’s eight months in the military had prepared him for this. Not counting occasional minor border skirmishes, the kingdom of Alasia hadn’t seen an actual war in six generations. Besides routine patrols, city peacekeeping, and the frequent drills and training, the military’s primary duties involved escorting merchant wagons through robber-frequented stretches of rural highway and keeping an eye on the sections of coastline where seafaring raiders were known to attack. Tarvic had never fought in a battle that involved more than a handful of opponents at a time, and none of those opponents had been anywhere near this organized — or this deadly.
If we escape, we can regroup somewhere safer and — A hard blow to the back knocked him to the ground again as another horse pounded over him. Giving up all pretense of courage, Tarvic scrambled to his feet once more and fled for the edge of the clearing and the relative safety of the trees beyond. I can’t do anything here. They’re going to slaughter us all!
He was practically there when another rider appeared in front of him, leaning low with sword outstretched. Tarvic almost impaled himself on the blade, raising his shield just in time. He fought back frantically as the man slashed, swinging his weapon again and again. I need my horse! Military training had included nothing about how to fight a mounted enemy from the ground. But Lightning was tethered in the row of makeshift stalls on the far side of the camp, probably prancing restlessly under his blanket and wondering why his rider didn’t come to spur him into battle.
Tarvic didn’t even see the blow that almost killed him. His ears barely registered the thudding of more galloping hooves from behind, nearly drowned out by the rain and the sounds of battle. But the world exploded in light and pain as something struck the back of his head harder than anything had ever hit him before.
He lurched forward, feeling his sword drop from limp fingers. Managing two steps before his legs buckled, he was just conscious enough to recognize the urgent need to crawl. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Or they’ll kill you out here. That was the only thought left in his mind as he pulled himself toward the concealing shadows behind the line of tree trunks. And then even that faded, giving way to darkness.
 
Want to know what happens to Tarvic? Click here to purchase the book and find out!
 
 
About the Author:
 

 

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published seventeen books (four YA action and adventure novels, five fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

Tonight on the Write Stuff — What Aliens Teach Us About God with Travis Perry

unknownbiologicScience fiction often shows aliens as an exaggerated form of human being, which can actually help us understand God.

Tonight’s show is derived from a series of blog posts by a very good friend of mine, Travis Perry. I’m a huge fan of his insight into a variety of things. In particular, this series combined by love of sci-fi aliens with my love for Christ. You may ask, ‘How in the world do aliens, you know, the creatures with the four toes, the one eye, the tentacles, the magical powers, and the spaceships, teach us about God?”

In what I think is simply brilliance, Travis takes the ATTRIBUTES of what we consider ALIEN and shows us how they’re not so ALIEN after all. In fact, the one Being who is truly ALIEN to us is the one who loves us the most, the God of the Bible.

Think we’re drinking the Kool-Aid? Well, join me and listen to this insightful show with Travis and myself. You can call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10852327.


travisTravis Perry was born in Montana and raised in that state. The Crystal Portal, published in 2011, was his first novel. He also contributed to the short story collections Stories From a Soldiers Heart, Aquasynthesis, Aquasynthesis Again, Avenir Eclectia Volume 1, Colony Zero, No Revolution Too Big, Medieval Mars, and Avatars of Web Surfer. As a publisher and owner of Bear Publications he has produced a number of short story collections, including most recently Mythic Orbits 2016. An Army Reserve officer who deployed for the Gulf War and later to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa, his writing reflects his lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy, his strong Christian beliefs, and his knowledge of modern warfare.