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shutterstock_1589551372This year we’re celebrating Black Friday by giving you the opportunity to save big.

We’re making our popular products available as 10-packs—ready to give to stuff stockings and give to your friends—with each product only $10 each. (Regular $12.99-$16.99) This includes our most popular books and irresistible greeting cards. Plus, you'll find that ALL t-shirts are only $10.

That’s right, order a 10-pack of the new, just released Lived Loved—An Adult Coloring Book from Bethany House for only $10 each.

Grab 10-pack of our Do No Harm Greeting cards and breath life and hope into those you love for only $10 each.

Save big with a 10-pack of the best-selling Fight Back With Joy books for only $10 each.

Snag big a 10-pack of the best-selling Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God books for only $10 each.

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This sale ends Sunday at at midnight. Quantities are limited. Stock up now for the holidays.



No one every taught me that I was supposed to say this word aloud during the holiday season. I didn’t know that one word could mean so much during Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas. No one told me this one word contained so much power.

How did I miss this one word my entire life?

Not until I experienced severe loss did I begin to understand. As I describe in Fight Back With Joy, I now walk among the fellowship of the afflicted.

Perhaps you do, too.
Maybe you received the news of the diagnosis.
Faced an ongoing struggle with infertility.
Suffered through a painful miscarriage.
Received the crushing financial blow.
Discovered your spouse wasn’t being true.
Experienced a freak accident.
Had someone take something from you that you’ll never get back.
Or something worse.

If so, you, too walk among the fellowship of the afflicted.

Those who walk among the fellowship of the afflicted tend to walk tenderer, speak slower, love more intentional.

Why? Because they know the great unspeakables of pain and loss.

But even if you’ve never experienced severe suffering, you can still enter into people’s lives this holiday season with one word that will breathe life and hope and love.

Do you know the one life-giving word?

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If You’re Serious About Writing, You Can’t Afford Not to Read This

Do you or someone you know have a story to tell?

Do you or someone you love need that extra nudge to make their writing dreams a reality?

What if this year, you or the person you love (or both) give the gift of attending Writers Boot Camp for Christmas?

My friend, Jonathan Merritt, is a guru in the publishing world. He’s an award-winning faith and culture writer who serves as senior columnist for Religion News Service. He has published more than 2,000 articles in outlets such as USA Today, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Christianity Today, and CNN.comBlamo!

If that’s not enough, Jonathan has also published three books, including his most recent, Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, which Publishers Weekly described as full of “winsome writing and absorbing tales.” He has also worked as a collaborator, writing coach, and ghostwriter on dozens of other titles.

I asked Jonathan what makes the difference between people who dream about writing and those who become writers. 

You can’t afford not to read his answer:  Continue Reading...


Every year before Christmas I received a fill-in-the-blank that I didn’t think mattered.

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This week, I received a message that captures so much of what many of us think and feel:

Maeghan writes:

“I have a coloring book, and thought I would get started trying to do this as a form of relaxation during my work day. I'm a business office and I have a staff of 11. I’m always bouncing to keep things afloat.

I sat down one day this week to take a break, and couldn't bring myself to color because I WAS AFRAID OF MAKING A MISTAKE.

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