After the sudden disappearance of her parents, Nyla Cruz was left with the care of her younger brother and aged grandmother. After World War 3 began, famine, violence, and disease ravaged the planet, transforming the calm world she once knew into hell on earth. With the arrival of the Neflams, hope returned, bringing a semi-peace under the New World Union. Now, all Nyla wants to do is use her position as leader of a NWU Peace Keeping team to imprison all Deviants—the ones who caused all earth’s troubles. When a chance arises to infiltrate a local group, she agrees to go undercover. Their leader, a preacher named Daniel Cain, is on the NWU top-wanted list, and his capture could mean a huge promotion and a chance to change the world for the better.
After recovering from the shock of being left behind, ex-Navy Seal Calan Walker is determined to overcome his past mistakes and be a powerful force in the Kingdom of God. So, when he is recruited to be a bodyguard for the greatest Tribulation evangelist, Daniel Cain, he jumps at it. He learns much under Daniel’s tutelage, but when a beautiful woman weaves her way into their underground church, he is suspicious, yet intrigued and enamored. He cannot allow his heart to rule over his head. Never again.
As the earth endures the first half of the Tribulation, Angels are dispatched to aid and defend the remaining saints. Their job? Do not interfere in free will but battle all evil attacks by Satan’s warriors. However, that becomes more and more difficult as countless hordes of evil beings are being unleashed across the globe.
In the not too distant future… Wars, plagues, and famines ravage the world, immorality and violence are rampant, and the Bible is outlawed. Angelica Smoke, a single mother and cocktail waitress, ascends the steps of a megachurch to deliver a message from God to the one man she hoped to never see again.
That message thrusts world-famous pastor Daniel Cain into a whirlwind of confusion, causing him to seek out Angelica and demand an explanation. But the woman broke his heart once and is now involved in a fanatical cult. Even being seen with her could damage his career. Still, he cannot stay away, and the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to doubt everything he believes.
Angelica is a seer. God grants her visions of the future, but she has no idea what to do with them. Her top priority is protecting her son—from the world, the culture, the devil, and especially from Daniel. But God keeps throwing them together, causing her fears to rise and reopening old wounds that threaten to tear her soul apart. Angels watch over the couple, protecting and hoping they will make the right choices. But the angels are limited in what they can do as the end of the age comes to a close and the spiritual battles intensify, not only for Angelica and Daniel, but for all humanity.
Not since the Left Behind series has there been a more compelling and eye-opening novel. Taut, tense, and totally unpredictable, When Angels Cry is a powerful love story not only for the heart and soul, but one for the ages—especially the age to come. — Julie Lessman, award-winning author of the Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Isle of Hope series.
Action-packed and thrilling, When Angels Cry is not only a great read but a thought-provoking tale. In the flavor of Peretti and Left Behind, this story paints a vivid picture of what things might be like in the last days. ~ Michelle Griep, author of The Captive Heart & Brentwood’s Ward Amazon Categories >Suspense >Contemporary Romance >Inspirational Romance >Christian Romance
Being a sincere believer in the Lord God, I was drawn to this end-times story… I will admit that I had a very hard time picking up a book and getting into the storyline after my Dad passed. But I started to read ” When Angels Cry ” and was unable to put it down. We all long to know details of what is going to happen as we see the time of the Lord’s return drawing closer… This started to become more real to me in reading this engaging story. I could really relate with the characters, especially Angelica as a single mom, in a time when nothing seemed stable and trials were had at every turn in life. Being a single mom with a teenage son can be a challenge for sure. ( I love and am close to my son Daniel and we are close ) Much of this story tugged at my heart, having been a single mom a few times in my life. Our desire to protect, teach and guide our children, is a great calling in this life!
I had never given thought to what roles angels play in our lives, though I knew they were real and in the bible, it says that God ” He gives his angels charge over us “. Marylu brings this into seeing how they interact in our lives for good or evil. Yes, there are good ” guardian angels ” and evil ” fallen angels ” who are involved in our lives daily guiding and protecting us or those that are waiting for us to fall and fail in our walk with the Lord, through trials and temptations. If you never thought of them being intimately involved in your day-to-day living of life, this will change your mind and make you consider areas of your life, where angels will be present.
MaryLu brings this story with its twists and turns to life as only she can do! Her writing style and attention to detail will draw you into the story, making you feel like you are right there, at the beach or at work as Angelica herself! MaryLu’s ability to build relationships between characters with an intriguing yet at times heart-racing tale will keep you reading for hours! I didn’t want to put this book down, even when life dictated I must!
If you are not a believer… I hope you will consider faith in a new light after reading ” When Angels Cry ” I hope that this book will bring you to a place as it did me where I had to consider things unseen, but yet real… If you are a believer… This will challenge your faith and through Angelica’s life and trials and her love for others, challenge you to walk in love and to share your own journey with others…
As times become more full of trails and at times dangerous… What choices will you make? What will we endure? Will be remain strong without fear or will be buckle under the pressures of life?
Though this story was written in 2017, It will grip your heart, bring you through a mix of emotions and cause you to feel it was written today…
If you are looking for a tale to warm your heart, mind, and soul this winter, you will want to get this on Kindle while it is free! (Jan 16th thru 20th) The sequel comes out really soon! You can pre-Order ” When Angel’s Battle ” Today
About the Author
In the 10 years that I have been known MaryLu, as an author when we met on The Book Club Network, where we met on a book chat and I read one of her books for the first time… though today when we are not just friends but we are true ” Family ” She has been nothing short of a miracle and she is faith-filled, holy spirit guided and ever a blessing! She has a heart for people and is a wonderful person. I might be slightly partial but she is one of the finest authors in Christian Fiction today.
Award-winning and best-selling author, MaryLu Tyndall dreamt of pirates and sea-faring adventures during her childhood days on Florida’s Coast. After obtaining a degree in Math and working as a software engineer for 15 years, she decided to test the waters as a writer. With now more than seventeen books published, she makes no excuses for the deeply spiritual themes embedded within her romantic adventures. As a follower of Christ, her stories often reflect her own journey and walk with God. Her hope is that readers will not only be entertained but will be brought closer to the Creator who loves them beyond measure. In a culture that accepts the occult, wizards, zombies, and vampires without batting an eye, MaryLu hopes to show the awesome present and powerful acts of God in a dying world. MaryLu makes her home with her husband, six children, two grandkids, and three cats on the California coast, where her imagination still surges with the sea.
Porch lights. They mark the night with their white-yellow glow. Some beckon. Some warn. Some burn to protect those on the inside from the shadows that lurk on the edges of the darkness.
For some, their porch lights shine like the star of hope against a cobalt sky. They bathe the night with their light and wash the sleeping home with quiet. All is well. All is bright.
There are a handful of porch lights that will never go out. They can’t. They went on one evening when that son or daughter stormed out into the thickness and blackness of the cold. The door slammed. The feet pounded across the wooden planks of the porch and then disappeared beyond the light’s half circle.
It’s been a long time. For some, months. Others, years. There are a few who have put a decade of running between them and that porch light. The prayers on the inside haven’t stopped. The hope might have fainted and faltered a few times, but it’s still there.
That’s why the light still burns…….and will keep burning. It’s a God thing. It’s a Redeemer thing. Grace-based homes are not homes without sin or regrets. They are just homes where, no matter what, you can’t be written off. They are homes where young and restless hearts are free to be different, vulnerable, and candid. They’re allowed to make mistakes. Huge ones sometimes. But because grace is inside, the front porch light will always glow outside.
Regardless of why they left, they can always come back. Regardless of where they went, they can always come home. And regardless of what they did, they can always come in.”
The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of time and continues to be with us today. From the glory of creation through the powerful letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal to both children and parents alike.
About the Author
Author Bio: Doris Rikkers is a freelance writer and editor who has written many bestselling children’s books and Bibles. Although she loves the ocean, she lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, surrounded by her books, her flower gardens, and her family and friends.
Illustrator Bio: Spanish artist Fernando Juarez illustrates children’s books and works as an art supervisor at the Madrid studio Ilion Animation. The company produces 3D feature films for children. Fernando has three kids himself, and if he has any time left after work and family, you might catch him playing guitar in a rock band.
I know that many parents are looking for books that really catch their children’s eye and are appealing. From the moment we opened the box we were intrigued. The beautiful cover had a sparkle and shine that would be very appealing to children. Each story showing a swirl of light where the Holy Spirit of God had come to those in the story, this let the children know that God was with those who lived during this time. ( I explained that to the kids before reading to them, as seen above. ) As a Christian parent, I want my children to know when God was present with those we are reading about in the Bible. Sometimes it is not so apparent when just reading to small children from a regular bible and they may miss and not understand that God is ever with us and his Spirit is there to help, guide, comfort and praise those living according to the Word.
I so loved this children’s Spirit of God Bible that I gifted my copy to my niece and nephew while they were here with me this summer. They loved it!
(Here is Kendra Holding it ) She has such a sweet spirit and is so loving, she enjoys sitting on your lap to hear the stories!
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A Boy and His Dog
You have heard folks say ” A Boy and His Dog! ” This book shows the close friendship and relationship of both. My husband is a dog person really can relate to this and we often have talks about our Dogs and our past pets we have had and loved.
This book was so cute! It shows what a sweet loving and fun relationship he has with his dog and how they do everything together, even bath together and the dog even sleeps on his bed. Daniel enjoyed this book, in our home, we have dogs whose names are Baby and Konike. Baby is our Great Pryensse and Konike is our Black Lab/Retriever mix who is chocolate colored. Daniel knows that having a dog means more than just feeding and watering, it comes with expense and responsibility.
Dying Is Part of This World
Everyone has to deal with this subject and it seems that we all struggle with this topic. This thoughtfully written book shares about the fear of death. There are scripture references and discussion questions to provoke great conversation and prayer. With God’s knowledge and wisdom, you can overcome the fear of death and live a victorious life! Christ has conquered death! Amen
Dying is Part of This World was sorta a needed thing for us, so getting to read this was very helpful. We lost my Dad a year ago May 25th, on my birthday. This was hard for me, but Daniel came to NY with me and we saw him the day before he passed. Since Daniel has had questions, this made it easier for me to share my belief on this without the worry of my emotions taking over. We could just read this book and talk about death in general. We know that my Dad is in heaven with God and having this book reaffirm this helped us a lot. At the end of each chapter is discussion questions for us to use and talk about. Really great book if your trying to share this with your children and have lost someone close to you.
Don’t Forget Me
Don’t Forget Me depicts a conversation between God and the Baby through pregnancy and birth. It will bring emotions and maybe even a tear to your eyes, as you are reminded that God is the author and giver of life. A perfect gift for expectant parents and siblings!
This book is meant to be used in the Christian Home. The Discussion Book Series encourages great discussions with discussion questions and Scripture references. This book is aimed at family discussion or even a woman’s bible study or teen girls class on marriage and pregnancy!
Since Daniel is my baby, I read this one myself. This is the most Thoughtful and Encouraging book. Not just for children but for anyone expecting a baby. It would be a great book to read to your children if you are expecting to share the biblical worldview of God being there from conception, birth and beyond. I loved how it showed the love of God for the child, the love of the mother for her child and also the love of the father for the mother and for the Lord. The illustrations are so sweet and portray just how it is from the womb and it gives a very thoughtful and modest way of showing what happens in birth. This book touched my heart even as a mom who has had many a miscarriage and it really should be in the church and the home. I love the verses in the back of the book that we can use to share God’s word with our children on conception, development, and birth. I really love this book!
I hope you will consider these books for your children and your home. Also, consider getting this for your church when it is available in paperback or audio. I would so highly encourage Don’t Forget Me, for a teen group or a pre-marriage class. All of these books are so well illustrated and very well written.
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Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Text: If you are looking for a Text that gives glory to God and teaches your children how each part of their body works inside them, this is an awesome book to study from. It is loaded with Lesson Plan ideas, Reading on Anatomy and Physiology, Projects & Experiments, Supply Lists and lots of colorful illustrations. Covering Topics from The History of Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Cells , RNA, DNA, The Skeletal System, The Muscular System, The Digestive & Renal Systems, Health & Nutrition, The Respiratory System, Life in the Blood, The Cardiovascular System, The Nervous & Endocrine System, More on the Nervous System, Your Senses, The Integument System, The Lymphatic & Immune System and Growth & Development. All of this is very in depth but presented in a way for young children to understand.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Junior Notebooking Journal: This notebooking journal is full of loads of activities for your younger children and could be used for children from grades K thru 4th grade. It has coloring pages, copywork in manuscript and cursive, some simple crosswords and lots of hands on things to do, to reinforce what is learned from the text, like Mini Books to put together on many of the topics being taught.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking Journal: This Notebooking Journal we felt was going to be a good use for Daniel (10 years old ) when he is a little older. This could easily be used for Grades 5 thru 6 th or even older children or an adult if your learning as a family ! It has Similar activities but seems to have more advanced things like Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles, Scripture Copywork in Cursive and Many fun projects that also go with the lessons learned in the Text.
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology MP3 Audio CD: This easy to use CD is great, as you can play it while you follow along with the reading of the author’s word from the Text. I found it to be a great resource. I usually follow along myself and I will tell you there are some things in here that I never learned when in school. It is easy to follow along with and if I need to Daniel could follow along and play the sections himself at age 10 ! It was nice to as it tells you when to do a project or when to do the Try This in the Text. So it is great for listening to at home or in the vehicle.
You can use the Lesson Plans given in the text for you can take things at your own pace !
I wanted to share with you a few pages from the text. It is beautifully illustrated and loaded with knowledge, which makes it wonderful for the children to see and understand what we are learning about !
Our Science Time looks something like this, Listen and Read the sections for the day, Talk about what we are learning and do a couple projects from the text and the notebooking journal. Daniel and I spend this time together working through the Text and I am really enjoying all the things were learning. It has been educational for me as well. Suffice it to say my Science learning consisted of basic chemistry in 8th grade and then some simple Biology in 9th grade.
As we studied about the History of Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body Daniel colored pictures from different time periods, made a diagram of a cell, made the vocabulary flip chart and also the cell wheel
Daniels Project ” My Body ” The beautiful overlays allow him to see just where the systems are in his body and how the body comes together as a whole. Doing this made it more personal for Daniel to learn of all the systems in the body. So far we have learned about the Skeletal System, the Muscular System, the Digestive and Renal Systems.
I really think this would be great for Christian Schools, Home schools or anyone wanting to give their children a wonderful knowledge of Science from a biblical view. It is engaging and could be used by many grade levels. If you are teaching multiple grades and need something for Science or Health, this could be just the Series for you. It is easy to understand, simple to explain to the children, yet it teaches some very in depth concepts.
Today we are pleased to bring you our review of the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive by CursiveLogic. CursiveLogic is a fast and efficient way to learn cursivehandwriting. The lessons in the student workbook can be used by children teaching cursive letters in a very methodical way ( you will need a separate student workbook for each student who is going to be learning. ) while The Art of Cursive can be used for those who have completed the course or for adults to color, relax and destress while using what is learned from CursiveLogic. The following video shares a bit about why this was developed and about how it works.
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We were given the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack which contains the seminar for showing you how to use the program to teach your children or others, so that they can learn cursive fairly quickly. After viewing the seminar, I decided that I would give daughter Faith a chance to try using this. The student handbook shows the children in picture about posture, correct hand position and the proper ways to form the letters using 4 strokes similar in all of the letters of the lower case alphabet. There are also lessons teaching uppercase alphabet. It is a very through study in cursive handwriting. This could be easily adapted for younger children, but my own are ages 10, 14 and 15. I allowed each of my children to try a page or two in the Cursive Logic Student Workbook. After this Faith worked through numerous lessons for our review. My 10 year old son was not into doing more, I guess that is his age and that he thinks cursive is too fancy for him to be doing. My 14 year old daughter liked it but said she would let Faith be the one to use this, since she has many more years of schooling to do herself and Faith would be done with school sooner. Being use to manuscript Faith found it very time consuming and difficult for her, that isn’t to say that it is hard to do in general, just hard for her. I hope through using this it will give her more motivation to keep writing and with practice she will see how beautiful cursive handwriting is.
This program could also be used to teach adults.
I decided to show some examples of the lesson and of her cursive work, so that you can get a better idea of how things progress in the workbook.
For months my children have commented on how nice my handwriting is and this came from many lessons as a child that took many more hours and so much more time then the way they are learning to write cursive. Truth be told I did not realize how rusty I had become in my handwriting until I tried doing this program. I think it is good for all of us to learn from as a family. Given how so many schools are not teaching this art and discipline today, I have decided to teach my own so that one day they can sign their names nicely, write letters that are legible. I also want them to learn History and be able to read documents that were years ago written with the finest cursive handwriting. After all if it was taught to men and women alike years ago, I feel it should be taught today.
We are looking forward to completing the course as we will be having some fun using The Art of Cursive, to learn how we can incorporate cursive into some beautiful artwork. We will be using it to make some artwork to hang up around our home. It contains some lovely pictures to color and use the cursive handwriting learned in the program and also very wise quotes and sayings to inspire us daily. We will be using some colorful gel pens we were given and I think this will make studying this as an Art form even more fun !
We really enjoyed this and I hope that you will consider using this with your children or even for yourself.
The first of a three-book story arc about the American Revolution, The Redcoats Are Coming follows Patrick and Beth as they assist the revolutionaries by waking up the sleeping citizens of 1775 Concord before the Redcoats come. In this adventure, the cousins meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. They help smuggle musket balls, sound the alarm that the Redcoats are coming, and deliver a secret message to Paul Revere. Along the way they learn that most of the revolutionaries leaned on God’s direction and even pastors helped in the cause.
Christian parents and teachers will appreciate the historical facts as well as the biblical worldview training their kids and students will absorb. The kids will appreciate the excitement and tension of an America at war with England, and in some ways, with itself.
We really enjoyed this book for its historical content ! This is the first in a sub-series revolving around the Revolutionary War. We read this book as part of a homeschooling unit study on the American Revolution. We had fun reading as a family each night till we were done and I really feel we learned a lot in a fun way ! The children’s attention was held while one of us read and to me this is important. This book only took a few nights to read , so it was great for before bed or during breakfast. If your children like history and you are looking for something that is fun and full of adventure, give this book a try !
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I just love these books ! Each one is filled with beautiful photos and illustrations of each topic or story. Being a bunny lover and a breeder in the past with ARBA, I have to say that Hop, Bunny was my favorite. They are fun and also very educational. We homeschool and these fit right into our routine. A few were easy for my son Daniel to read and the Level 3 were right where he is at in reading.
My grandchildren are also going to love these ! We all live a lifestyle of learning and the National Geographic Readers and Super Readers are a wonderful addition to our family. I love that there is a word list in Vocabulary Tree for us to learn with ! They are very colorful and Entertaining.
I also really enjoyed the hardcover book Animal Ark ! It is full of Wild Animals and given the size it really held my Son’s Attention. Giving an idea of the sights and sounds of each animal, so that it is a learning experience in a story !
We visited the website for the children at natgeokids.com/superreaders where they can watch videos, play games, learn about the animals, share photos and earn badges ! What a fun and exciting interactive website for the children to enjoy ! You really must take your children on a visit there ! They can even earn prizes and a certificate !!! They can also download posters and stickers and be able to chart their reading accomplishments !
This is an excellent way to celebrate March’s National Reading Month and Read Across America Day right in your own home !
They also would make excellent gifts for the children in your life !
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