Sunday, June 9, 2024

"Waiting for the Rancher" by Jody Hedlund

About the Book 


In the high country of Colorado, there’s nothing more important than loyalty . . . except maybe love.


Hazel Noble loves her job managing the mares at High Country Ranch. As the foaling season begins, she gets to spend even more time with the horses . . . and with her secret crush, Maverick Oakley, the owner of High Country Ranch and her brother Sterling’s best friend.


When Maverick unwittingly ruins Sterling’s wedding, he goes from best friend to worst enemy. With the rift between their families, Maverick is faced with the possibility of losing Hazel, and he can no longer deny how much he’s always cared about her. The trouble is that he and Sterling made a vow not to court each other’s sisters, and he doesn’t want to break his word and cause further problems.


Maverick gathers the courage to speak with Sterling about their vow, but Sterling demands that he stay away from Hazel. When a tragic accident strikes, Maverick is forced to finally choose where his loyalties lie—with his best friend or his best friend’s sister. After pushing Hazel away, will he be too late to win her heart?

Charming flirt

Best friend’s sister

Friends to more

Secret crush

Emotional scars

Unexpected injury

Horse ranch


*All of the books in the High Country Ranch series are sweet, closed-door romances with plenty of sizzle. The inspirational themes are light, and the romance is the main focus of the books.


My Thoughts 

I enjoyed reading this book. The romance happens quickly but doesn't really feel rushed since the characters have known each other for a long time. Like Jody Hedlund's other books, this book has a bit more spice with mentions of how the characters are physically attracted to each other. There is nothing beyond kissing happening in the books, though. It was fun to have the connection to the e Colorado Cowgirls series with Weston Oakley being Maverick's older brother. I look forward to reading the rest of this series.


About the Author 


Jody Hedlund is the best-selling author of over fifty books and is the winner of numerous awards. She writes sweet historical romances with plenty of sizzle.






"Waiting for the Rancher" is available in paperback 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0D5YLHYWF

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Northern Lights Press (June 3, 2024)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 298 pages

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8989627707

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.5 ounces 

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches


and in Kindle edition 

‏ ASIN ‏: ‎ B0CSCKT48P

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Northern Lights Press (June 4, 2024)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 4, 2024

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File size ‏ : ‎ 5621 KB


I got a free copy of this book.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.


Thursday, June 6, 2024

"Weaving Roots" by Heather Wood - Epic Book Launch



About the Book

Book Title: Weaving Roots
Author Name: Heather Wood
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction with Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2024
Baltimore, 1828
Spinning. Turning flax to fine linen thread for her family’s weaving business keeps Betha’s
hands occupied all day, but it’s the concerns spinning in her heart that never truly rest. How can
she give her nephew Henry a secure, loving home when his father remains indifferent? How can
she guide the boy who calls her “Ma” to know and follow the Lord for himself? And when past
secrets and future changes collide, will she lose Henry altogether?
Colm Gallagher is passionate about teaching boys using innovative educational methods. But is
his kind and thorough instruction enough if he is not allowed to give his students the ultimate
truth of God’s Word? Confronted by his student Henry Young and the boy’s lovely but
determined aunt, Colm considers if he has allowed practical considerations to outweigh his
deepest-held beliefs.
Even as Betha and Colm are drawn to each other, family loyalties, financial pressures, and
personal uncertainties push them further apart. Will the threads of their lives unravel or become
knit together into something stronger?
Weaving linen is her family’s legacy. Weaving roots of truth and grace is her calling.

Book Excerpt
Betha sent Henry an affectionate smile. If he was going to allow courage to chase his fears away,
she would do the same. She offered her hand to him. He took it, reminding her that despite what he often
voiced, he was still her little boy. He still needed her. Betha didn’t know what she would do if he ever
didn’t. Seamus might view Henry as the biggest mistake of his life, but he was the biggest blessing in
hers.
“All the students here are Irish,” she said brightly.
“I know, Ma. You already told me.”
Betha reached for the front door and pushed it open. “It might be nice to have friends who are like
you.”
Henry shrugged like he didn’t care either way. Betha didn’t blame him, with the way he’d been
treated by so-called friends in the past.
A chair scraping across the floor greeted them as Betha closed the door behind Henry and turned
around into a giant room filled with rows of benches. A man stood behind the desk, pulling his coat over
white shirtsleeves.
“Good morning.”


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About the Author

Heather Wood grew up in the Chicago suburbs, loving history, classic literature, writing stories,
and Civil War reenacting. After obtaining her bachelor's degree in Bible/Theology from
Appalachian Bible College, she settled in Virginia with her husband David. Her early passions
fuel her writing today, although she spends most of her days now working to infuse her love for
God and good literature into the hearts of her four children. 


"When Hope Sank" by Denise Weimer

 

About the Book

Book: When Hope Sank

Author: Denise Weimer

Genre: Christian / Historical / Romance

Release date: May, 2024

Can Hope Resurface After Evil Tries to Drown It?

Introducing a series of 6 exciting novels featuring historic American disasters that transformed landscapes and multiple lives. Whether by nature or by man, these disasters changed history and were a day to be remembered.

The Civil War has taken everything from Lily Livingston—her parents, her twin brother, her home. Now she works at her uncle’s inn and keeps her head down. Speaking up for her beliefs proved too costly in a part of Arkansas split by conflicting loyalties and overrun by spies and bushwhackers.

Emaciated in body but resilient in spirit, Lieutenant Cade Palmer is crowded onto the Sultana with other paroled Andersonville and Cahaba POWs for the journey north. But a fiery explosion on April 27, 1865, rends the steamer and empties two thousand men into the frigid Mississippi River.

Recovering from wounds that might end his career as a surgeon but clinging to his faith, Cade threatens both Lily’s defenses and her heart. How can she tell him she might’ve prevented the tragedy if only she’d reported a suspected saboteur’s claims? And when the man returns to town and encoded messages pass through the hotel, will Lily follow her convictions to prevent another tragedy?

 

Click here to get your copy!

My Thoughts 

I enjoyed reading this book and learning about this little known historical event. I found the book to be well written and easy to read. The biblical faith thread woven through the story and the lessons learned are nice. I look forward to reading more books in this series as well as more books by Denise Weimer.


About the Author

Denise Weimer holds a journalism degree with a minor in history from Asbury University. A former magazine writer, Denise authored romantic novella Redeeming Grace, as well as The Georgia Gold Series (Sautee ShadowsThe Gray DivideThe Crimson Bloom, and Bright as Gold, winner of the 2015 John Esten Cooke Award for outstanding Southern literature) and The Restoration Trilogy (White, Widow and Witch) with Canterbury House Publishing. A wife and swim mom of two daughters, Denise always pauses for old houses, coffee and chocolate, and to write any story the Lord lays on her heart.

 

 

More from Denise

The first novel I ever wrote was set during the Civil War, inspired by travels to historic sites of the Southeast with my parents and scribbled in my eleven-year-old hand in spiral-bound notebooks. Fresh out of college with my new degree in journalism with a minor in history on my shelf, I narrowly missed signing a contract for another Civil War series. Fast forward another decade or so. I was a young mom writing for magazines and directing a volunteer 1800s dance group when my Georgia Gold Series, literary-style historical fiction set between the Cherokee Removal and Reconstruction, found a home with Canterbury House Publishing. Since then, I’ve written everything from Hallmark-style contemporaries to Rev War romances (including my current Scouts of the Georgia Frontier Series with Wild Heart Books, where I also work as an editor). Everything but Civil War-era stories … until this one.

It feels a lot like coming home.

Some of that also has to do with the fact that I love writing stories that illustrate how God can bring healing and redemption out of the most difficult circumstances. I also endeavor to work as much real history as possible into the plots of my novels. And I love finding a little-known aspect of the past to center a story upon. When Hope Sank embodies all those things.

Reeling from the loss of over 600,000 men in the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln just the week prior, the nation hardly noticed when a steamer carrying a couple thousand U.S. prisoners of war exploded in the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865. Over eleven hundred perished in the icy waters that swelled several miles past the normal embankments at flood stage, making the sinking of the Sultana the most crippling maritime disaster in the nation’s history.

The former POWs on their way to muster out at Camp Chase, Ohio, were already emaciated and ill from imprisonment at infamous Andersonville and Cahaba prison camps. A number were badly burned when the boilers exploded, and many did not know how to swim. You can imagine the scene that ensued. While the steamboats docked at Memphis—which had been under Union occupation since the summer of 1862—got up steam, local citizens hurried to help, even those on the Arkansas shore who had fought for the Confederacy. The towns of Hopefield, Marion, and Mound City had suffered harsh reprisals for harboring Confederate guerillas. The area was well-known as a hotbed of spies and saboteurs intent on disrupting Union shipping on the Mississippi.

From this cauldron of chaos, discontent, and pain, an emotionally rich story was born. Focused on survival for herself and her little brother, Lily works at her uncle’s inn and keeps her Union sympathies to herself in her family of Southern sympathizers. The Yankee lieutenant she pulls from the river needs emotional healing even more than physical, though his wounds may compromise his ability to practice as a surgeon. The bond that forms between them from their shared faith and allegiances makes Lily question if she might have another option besides marrying her childhood sweetheart, a former partisan. And when coded message pass through River’s Rest, Lily struggles to find the courage to do what she didn’t the first time—speak out to save lives.

While the sinking of the Sultana may be the inciting event in When Hope Sank, it’s not the main focus. The reactions of the characters in the aftermath are. In our lives as followers of Christ, isn’t that where the real focus should lie? How we respond to tragedy? How we learn to reach for God instead of blaming Him? How, when we walk with Him, He brings beauty out of our ashes? It’s my prayer that the message of When Hope Sank settles deep in your heart.

 

 

Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 28

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 28

Bizwings Book Blog, May 29

Life on Chickadee Lane, May 29

Alena Mentink, May 30

Lighthouse Academy Blog, May 30 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Betti Mace, May 31

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 31

Texas Book-aholic, June 1

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 2

Book Looks by Lisa, June 3

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 3

Life, Love, Writing, June 4

Blogging With Carol, June 4

The Lofty Pages, June 5

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 5

For Him and My Family, June 6

Blossoms and Blessings, June 6

Stories By Gina, June 7 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, June 7

Cover Lover Book Review, June 8

Connie’s History Classroom, June 8

Holly’s Book Corner, June 9

An Author’s Take, June 9

Pause for Tales, June 10

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Denise is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon e-Gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2bbf4/when-hope-sank-celebration-tour-giveaway


I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.

Friday, May 31, 2024

"The Song of Sourwood Mountain" by Ann H. Gabhart

 About the Book


While the century began with such promise, it is 1910 when Mira Dean's hopes of being a wife and mother are dashed to pieces. Her fiancé dead from tuberculosis, Mira resigns herself to being a spinster schoolteacher--until Gordon Covington shows up.
 
No longer the boy she knew from school, Gordon is now a preacher who is full of surprises. First, he asks Mira to come to Sourwood in eastern Kentucky to teach at his mission school. Second, he asks her to marry him. Just like that. And all at once the doors that had seemed firmly shut begin to open, just a crack.
 
With much trepidation, Mira steps out in faith into a life she never imagined, in a place filled with its own special challenges, to serve a people who will end up becoming the family she always dreamed of.




My Thoughts

I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the setting and the characters. I found myself starting to talk like the mountain folk! I liked the resilience of Mira and Ada June and I liked watching them interact. There was a biblical faith thread woven through the book and lessons were learned. I look forward to reading more books by Ann H. Gabhart in the future. 


About the Author


Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of many novels, including In the Shadow of the RiverWhen the Meadow Blooms, Along a Storied TrailAn Appalachian SummerRiver to RedemptionThese Healing Hills, and Angel Sister. She and her husband live on a farm a mile from where she was born in rural Kentucky. Ann enjoys discovering the everyday wonders of nature while hiking in her farm's fields and woods with her grandchildren and her dogs, Frankie and Marley. Learn more at AnnHGabhart.com.




"The Song of Sourwood Mountains" is available in paperback:

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (May 7, 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0800741730
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0800741730
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 1 x 8.25 inches


and in Kindle edition: 

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0CTKQY4PQ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Revell (May 7, 2024)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 7, 2024
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8792 KB


I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.






Wednesday, May 29, 2024

"Chromatic" by Ashley Bustamante - Author Interview

 

About the Book

Book: Chromatic

Author: Ashley Bustamante

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: May 7, 2024

Light is Found in Every Hue

Magus is dying from the inside out, and only the destruction of the barrier can save it. Even color magic can’t defend against earthquakes, strange weather patterns, and erratic wildlife behavior.

After discovering hundreds of captive Yellow magic-users, Ava and Elm fight to set them free. However, new dangers and unexpected enemies await at every turn, forcing them to face their greatest challenges yet. The calamities inside the barrier slowly manifest in the outside world as well, pulling citizens from both sides of the battle into the fray. In this new war, they may not all make it out alive.

Elm and Ava must confront the growing darkness and create a future in a world that has been all but stripped of hope. Can Magus be restored, or is it already too late?

 

Click here to get your copy!

Author Interview 

1. Do you set a plot or prefer going wherever an idea takes you?
I usually do a mix of both. I typically have a general idea of how I want the
story to go, but I’m not a person who can sit down and plot out every
chapter. I don’t always write linearly, either! I often have specific scenes in
mind that I’ll write down and then tie it all together later.
2. What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?
The comparison game. It’s so easy to see what other writers are doing and
to compare yourself and feel you’re falling short. It’s something I struggle
with but I’m trying harder to measure my individual successes instead of
looking at them in relation to someone else’s.
3. Do you need to be in a specific place or room to write, or you can
just sit in the middle of a café full of people and write?
I get distracted easily so I prefer a quiet place when I can get it. But I’ve
also learned to write in odd situations or with a lot of noise because often
that’s the only option in this fast-paced world!
4. When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
I can’t think of one particular “Aha!” moment where I decided this was what
I wanted to do. I’ve always liked to write and create stories and made books
often when I was a kid. I wrote in high school and college with the vague
idea of maybe trying to get published someday. But I didn’t start taking it
really seriously until I wrote the first draft of Vivid.
5. Do bits of yourself/friends show up in your characters?
Not consciously! But I think it’s unavoidable. At a writing conference last
year some friends were watching an interaction between my husband and
me and said we were totally Ava and Elm. I think since writers are working
from our own brains, everything is naturally going to be shaped in some way
according to how we see the world.


About the Author

Ashley Bustamante has created stories from the moment she could scribble and staple sheets of paper together. She simply cannot recall a time when writing was not a force in her life. When not running through lines of dialogue in her mind, she enjoys taking photographs and spending time with her husband, three children, and any furry, feathered, or scaly creature she can find. She currently works at Arizona State University.

 

 

 

More from Ashley

Sitting down to write the final installment of the Color Theory series was an emotional experience. I wanted to do well by my readers and do well by God. And of course, I wanted to stay true to the story I set out to write in the beginning.

One of the difficult things about writing this book is that I knew the characters were going to have to face higher stakes and deeper pain than ever before. Given the situation they are in, it had to be that way. But, in spite of what Ava, Elm, and crew will face in Chromatic, this is ultimately a story of hope and triumph.

As I’ve watched the struggles of the world right now and seen what so many readers are going through, I knew I wanted to tell a tale of perseverance. No matter how bleak our circumstances may be, we can still find the light.

I hope you enjoy Chromatic!

Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 23

Artistic Nobody, May 24 (Author Interview)

The Lofty Pages, May 24

Texas Book-aholic, May 25

Through the Fire Blogs, May 26 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 27

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 28

Blossoms and Blessings, May 29 (Author Interview)

Tell Tale Book Reviews, May 30

Blogging With Carol, May 31

Beauty in the Binding, June 1 (Author Interview)

Min Reads and Reviews, June 1

Labor Not in Vain, June 2

Guild Master, June 3 (Author Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, June 4 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Vicky Sluiter, June 5 (Author Interview)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Ashley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a hardcover copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2b9d4/chromatic-celebration-tour-giveaway

Friday, May 17, 2024

"Raising Kids to Follow Christ" by Lee Ann Mancini -- Author Interview

About the Book

Book: Raising Kids to Follow Christ: Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God

Author: Lee Ann Mancini

Genre: Nonfiction, Family and Relationships, Parenting

Release Date: February 20, 2024

Raising Kids to Follow Christ: Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God endeavors to remedy the statistically high rate at which children turn away from Christianity. Raising Kids to Follow Christ (February 2024 from Whitaker House) offers today’s families the resources they need to nurture children in faith. This expert guide offers developmentally appropriate and scripturally centered methods based upon top research and expert insights from the brightest minds in childhood spiritual development. Author and Raising Christian Kids CEO Lee Ann Mancini
emphasizes truth wrapped in love and joy in a parenting approach designed to prevent children from abandoning their faith.

Raising Kids to Follow Christ releases in February 2024 from Whitaker House.

George Barna, Raising Spiritual Champions, Nurturing Your Child’s Heart, Mind and Soul, (Arizona Christian University Press 2023), 27-28, 39, 41, 118, 184.

Raising Kids to Follow Christ (releasing February, 2024 from Whitaker House) serves as a rich parenting resource focused on the salvation of our children and the preservation of Christianity.

  • Comprehensive, biblically-based, parenting guide
  • Sourced from today’s brightest Christian minds in children’s spirituality
  • Filled with strategies & techniques found throughout God’s word
  • Steeped in biblical directives, including Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and more
  • Explained through the lens of parenthood
  • 13 chapters equipping parents & caregivers with tools to raise the next generation of faith-filled leaders
  • Personal stories embedded with parenting principles and Scripture references
  • Shared real-life examples of parenting “dos” and “don’ts”
  • How to practice what you preach – modeling biblical truth
  • Steps to upgrade from discipline to discipleship
  • Easy-to-understand apologetics for children & adults
  • Fun ways to connect your child’s heart to Christ

 

Click here to get your copy!

Author Interview

1. Who would you say inspired you the most in your life? My Mother had a sixth-grade
education and raised four children on her own. Most importantly, she LOVED the Lord
and made sure her children knew He was the most important.

2. If you could spend the day with anyone (living or dead) who would it be? Why? My
mother. She got early Alzheimer’s when I turned 19 and had it for 12 long years.

3. Do you have a special writing area? I love to go to my lake house in Lake Placid, Florida.
It’s quite a little town, and I love the water.

4. What kind of research do you do? I start with the word of God. I read every book on the
subject. I research every term that I can think of regarding the subject. Also, I have
experts on my podcast, and I learn from them.

5. Do you read much? I read all the time! I love reading it’s my favorite thing to do! I
learned so much, and God has called me to share what I have learned with others.


About the Author

Author Lee Ann Mancini is the award-winning author and executive producer of the Sea Kids series, which can be viewed on Answers.TV, Pure Flix, Right Now Media, and SeaKidsTV.  Lee Ann earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Trinity International University), as well as two master’s degrees — one in Christian and Classic Studies and one in Biblical and Theological Studies — from Knox Theological Seminary. She serves as an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary and hosts the award-winning podcast, Raising Christian Kids.

 

 

More from Lee Ann

Recent statistics show our youth abandoning faith at an alarming rate. 90% of 13–14-year-olds believe there is no absolute moral truth, and 75% of parents agree.[1]  In the cultural war against Christ-centered values, vulnerable young souls are our greatest casualties. It’s time to raise up a faith-armored generation and equip them to change the world. With the right resources, we can equip our kids with enduring faith.

Raising Kids to Follow Christ: Instilling a Lifelong Trust in God endeavors to remedy the statistically high rate at which children turn away from Christianity. Raising Kids to Follow Christ (February 2024 from Whitaker House) offers today’s families the resources they need to nurture children in faith. This expert guide offers developmentally appropriate and scripturally centered methods based upon top research and expert insights from the brightest minds in childhood spiritual development. Author and Raising Christian Kids CEO Lee Ann Mancini emphasizes truth wrapped in love and joy in a parenting approach designed to prevent children from abandoning their faith. Her reason for writing this book is to help readers eagerly search the Bible, looking for fresh truth they can find in each word of scripture — “for the word of God is living and active” (Hebrews 4:12, niv) — to build a strong foundation of Christ in their children that will last a lifetime.

Valentine’s Day Bible craft for your family:

Memory Verse: John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (ESV).

Supplies

  • Markers/pens
  • Scissors
  • Sheets of paper (1-2 per person)
  • Small jars/clear containers (1 per person)

Setup

  • Gather items and have them ready to use.
  • An adult can draw seven hearts on each sheet of paper. Make one sheet per person.
  • Optional: If children are older, allow them to draw hearts on their sheets of paper.

Say

  • Our memory verse, John 13:34-35, tells us that God wants us to love others in the same way He loves us. That’s how other people will know that we are His disciples.
  • God wants us to love everyone. A great way to start practicing loving others is to love the people you are closest to first.
  • I want you to think of seven people who you spend the most time with. We are going to start practicing showing God’s love to them this week.
  • Each of us will fill up a jar/container with hearts with those seven people’s names written on each heart.
  • We will pull out one heart each day this week and come up with ways to show that person God’s love all day.

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 9

She Lives to Read, May 10

Artistic Nobody, May 11 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, May 12

Guild Master, May 13 (Author Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, May 13 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, May 14 (Author Interview)

Lots of Helpers, May 15

Inspired by fiction, May 16

Blossoms and Blessings, May 17 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 18

A Reader’s Brain , May 19 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 20

Beauty in the Binding, May 21 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, May 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 22

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lee Ann is giving away the grand prize package of a Scripture Bear, all seven Sea Kids Picture Books, and all the DVDs with the corresponding curriculum!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2b58e/raising-kids-to-follow-christ-celebration-tour-giveaway