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Read news, reviews, and articles about your favorite Christian authors and their newest books.

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Paula Friedrichsen is a writer and speaker who lives in Central California with her family. She is also the author of The Man You Always Wanted Is the One You Already Have.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

A Serial Bank Robber's Road to Redemption

I recently had the chance to talk with former serial bank robber Ken Cooper about his new book, Held Hostage. The memoir details the life and crimes of this felon as he switched between his two lives -- loving family man and thief.

posted @ Friday, August 14, 2009 3:59 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, July 31, 2009

99 Ways to Better Your Life

During challenging times, people want advice on how to overcome stress and find encouragement. WaterBrook Press' 99 Ways books offer just that with up-to-date, reliable, succinct, and practical material at a price anyone can afford.

posted @ Friday, July 31, 2009 4:41 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Paula’s Summer Reading Picks

Summertime is a great season to curl up and read a book. Here are a few great titles that you're sure to love.

posted @ Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:27 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

100 Answers to 100 Questions... about Life

Author Lila Empson has done it again. She’s written three more terrific “100 Answers to 100 Questions” books filled with helpful insights on making the most of being a dad, mom, or graduate.

posted @ Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:30 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Summer Reading: More Books for Your Buck

If you’re anything like me you can whip through a book in no time, which means reading can become an expensive habit. The good news is that many publishers are giving readers a break this summer with book deals.

posted @ Wednesday, June 03, 2009 11:27 AM | Feedback (0)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Facing Our Uncertain Future

Author Jim Fletcher has spent much of his adult life in search of the truth about the Bible and biblical prophecy. In his latest book, "It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)", he clearly demonstrates the Bible's relevance and validity.

posted @ Friday, May 22, 2009 4:32 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Girl Perfect: The Real Life of a Runway Model

"Girl Perfect" author Jennifer Strickland chats with Paula about the harsh reality of the modeling industry and what she has learned about life, love, and faith through it all.

posted @ Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Book Review: Girl Perfect

In "Girl Perfect" former Armani runway model Jennifer Strickland explains why the fashion world is not all glitter and gold, and discusses her journey from fashion to faith.

posted @ Monday, March 16, 2009 3:54 PM | Feedback (1)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Husband Project Day 10: Dinner's On Me

Does your husband like to eat out? Here are some fun ways to surprise him with a dinner date.

posted @ Thursday, February 12, 2009 4:25 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Husband Project Day 9: On My Mind

Our husbands enjoy knowing that we miss them and think of them through the day. Today's assignment features creative ways to let him know that he is on your mind.

posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2009 4:38 PM | Feedback (1)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Husband Project Day 8: Get Cooking!

Most of us didn’t grow up with a mom who passed down an exceptional culinary legacy. But that doesn't mean you still can't put together a great meal for your man.

posted @ Tuesday, February 10, 2009 4:01 PM | Feedback (1)

Monday, February 09, 2009

The Husband Project Day 7: Take Notice!

When was the last time you gave your husband words of encouragement? Our husbands are desperate to know that we need and appreciate them.

posted @ Monday, February 09, 2009 4:01 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, February 06, 2009

The Husband Project Day 6: Special Treat, Special Place

Food is often used in our culture to celebrate, but sometimes the location where you choose to enjoy it is just as important as what you eat. Today's assignment involves getting creative with both.

posted @ Friday, February 06, 2009 4:13 PM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Husband Project Day 5: What Not to Wear

Whether it's a pair of sweats or our favorite flannel jammies, sometimes we don't look our best for our men. Is there an item of clothing you own that your husband hates? It's time to dump it!

posted @ Thursday, February 05, 2009 3:56 PM | Feedback (2)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Husband Project Day 4: Eliminate Stressors

Our next assignment is to find out what causes our husbands stress and work to eliminate it. Read more in today's blog post.

posted @ Wednesday, February 04, 2009 3:30 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Husband Project Day 3: Physical Touch

If I had to pick one love language for my husband, it would definitely be physical touch. That's why in today's project we are going to help our husbands relax by meeting this need for them.

posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:26 PM | Feedback (3)

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Husband Project Day 2: Heart vs. Stomach

Is there a treat that you personally find revolting that your husband absolutely loves? Today, buy it for him and let him know that he doesn't have to share it with anyone.

posted @ Monday, February 02, 2009 4:20 PM | Feedback (1)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Take "The Husband Project" Challenge

Have you and your husband gone from over-the-top romantics to tolerant roommates? Do you dress up more to go out to dinner with your girlfriends than you do to go out with your husband? Have you forgotten the fine art of flirting with your man? Maybe it’s time to put your husband on Project Status. In The Husband Project mini challenge, author Kathi Lipp will show you how, even in the midst of your busy schedule, you can take your marriage from ordinary to amazing.

posted @ Friday, January 30, 2009 4:13 PM | Feedback (5)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Amy Grant' 'Mosaic' Paints a Beautiful Picture

In her book, 'Mosaic,' Christian singer Amy Grant presents a captivating collection of reflections on life, love, and faith.

posted @ Monday, January 19, 2009 3:44 PM | Feedback (0)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

'Dark Pursuit' Offers a Thrilling Ride

Brandilyn Collins' latest novel is a deliciously scary, completely engrossing read.

posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:20 AM | Feedback (0)