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ShapedNotesFrontCoverFINAL.jpgFor Immediate Release (Louisville, KY) — Hall of Fame vocalist and five-time Grammy winner, Larnelle Harris, has released his first memoir which became a #1 best-seller on Amazon in less than a week of its release. Co-written with Christine Schaub, critically-acclaimed author of the Music of the Heart book series, “Shaped Notes: How Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts Influenced my Life and Career” (Morgan James Publishing) has been given a 5-star review by CCM Magazine, Reader’s Favorite, and called “brilliant” by SAC Cultural Hub.

Harris is making several media appearances to promote the book including Life Today with James Robison, Daystar Television, Janet Mefferd Today, Bill Martinez Live, Faith Radio Network, among many others. His first book signing appearance will be Saturday, March 10 at Barnes and Noble located at 801 S. Hurstbourne Parkway in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

Co-writer Christine Schaub says her initial impression of Larnelle was changed during the writing process.

“Larnelle surprised me many times while writing ‘Shaped Notes’,” says Schaub. “On stage, he seems like such a serious artist, so I was surprised by his incredible sense of humor. There were times we shed tears together over a memory, and other times we screamed laughing. What I think readers will most appreciate is that, like most people, Larnelle’s life did not take a direct path. It took many zig-zags, twists and turns. Readers will be able to relate to his story on a very personal level.”   

Harris’ career has spanned five decades, and is still going strong. This past year, he released a compilation CD featuring two new songs. The title track, “Disturb Us, Lord”, was played on over 150 stations nationwide and appeared on the Christian Music Weekly’s National Inspirational radio chart. The music video for the song recently garnered the Gold Award for Best Music Video from the Christian Family Film Festival.

In 2018, Harris will release his first Christmas musical, based on his original song “All Year Long” from his Grammy Award-winning Christmas album. The musical was co-written with Dave Clark and Nick Robertson, and will be exclusively available through Lifeway.

“There were a few tears shed through the writing process of this book,” says Harris. “Remembering all the people who have poured into my life and how they helped me was humbling. I hope what readers take away from this book is that we all have people in our lives that we can influence for the good or for the bad. And I sometimes wonder where I would have ended up had it not been for the people who came across my path and encouraged me with their words and actions.”

About Larnelle Harris:

larnellelivesolo.JPG Admired by fans and peers alike for his majestic tenor voice, Larnelle Harris has become the personification of talent and integrity in a career that spans over five decades.  He is the only person in history to be a member of three distinct hall of fame organizations: the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.  He was twice inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist and as part of the Gaither Vocal Band.  He has achieved nineteen #1 radio singles and a plethora of top 10 hits.  Harris was the first Christian artist to perform inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union.  He is one of a handful of celebrities to receive the Ad Council’s Silver Bell Award for Distinguished Public Service in recognition of his song “Mighty Spirit” as the theme song for the longest-running Public Service Announcement in television history. He recently performed for the National Day of Prayer event in Washington D.C., at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall, and sang for a gathering of U.N. Ambassadors in our nation’s capitol. Harris and his wife of 45 years, Cynthia (a.k.a. Mitzy), reside in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, visit www.Larnelle.com.

About Christine Schaub:

CSCHAUBSIDE_crop.jpgChristine Schaub is the author of the critically-acclaimed MUSIC OF THE HEART series, including “Finding Anna”--the story behind the writing of the hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “The Longing Season”–the story behind “Amazing Grace,” with Bethany House Publishers. She won the On the Page screenwriting contest at Screenwriting Expo 2 in Los Angeles, developed four biopic teleplays for the stories behind the hymns, and published an online column for the MethodX website (Upper Room Ministries). She graduated from Anderson University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, and has received both regional and national awards in writing and design.


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Dr. Deb Waterbury to host new radio show @DrDebWaterbury @AdamsPRGroup

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Deb Blue.jpgTucson, AZ — Dr. Deb Waterbury will launch a new live call-in talk show, “Doing Life with Dr. Deb,” this December on KGMS Radio in Tucson and KNXN in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Dr. Waterbury was host of a teaching radio show three years ago, but she says this new show will be much more interactive.

“I have been counseling individuals and couples for many years on a variety of issues,” says Waterbury. “This show will touch on a multitude of topics, but ultimately we want it to be helpful and informative, not only to the people who call in with questions, but also to the people listening to the answers we offer.”

Doug Martin, President and CEO of Good News Broadcasting, says he reached out to Dr. Waterbury because of her local popularity.

“We were looking for someone to host a talk show on KGMS in Tucson and KNXN in Sierra Vista,” says Martin. “We wanted to do something new that would really engage our audience and expand our reach. Dr. Waterbury came to my mind since I have heard rave reviews from friends who have attended her women’s Bible studies telling me she is the best teacher they had ever heard. We know that the majority of our audience is women and they are looking for practical ways to apply Biblical truth to the challenges they face in marriage, raising children, family relationships, and career. We are very excited about our launch in December and believe that this show will be something that will impact the communities we serve and beyond.”

Waterbury, a Tucson resident, is an internationally-recognized speaker and teacher. She was a keynote speaker for the Faith Community Churches International (FCCI) annual conference held in Malawi, Africa in July. Dr. Deb Waterbury was chosen to address delegates representing 45 nations in seven different world regions including Africa, Europe, South America, South Pacific and Middle East. Dr. Waterbury has been a frequent speaker in Africa for the past seven years. Less than a year ago, Dr. Waterbury’s non-profit organization formed the “Reap What You Sew” tailoring school which offers sewing and business training to widows and destitute women in Malawi, the poorest country in the world.

“Malawi was largely decimated by the AIDS epidemic,” says Dr. Waterbury. “Hunger and poverty has left them not only with thousands of orphans to feed, but thousands of women left to take care of the children. These women have no skills and no way to provide for themselves and their children. This school has allowed women to learn a trade to feed their families. We already have a waiting list of over 100 women who want to enroll.”

“Doing Life with Dr. Deb” will premiere the first week of December and will air Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

About Dr. Deborah Waterbury:
TheLiesThatBindcover.jpgDr. Deborah Waterbury has authored nine books, including her new release entitled “The Lies that Bind.” She travels extensively, both nationally and abroad, leading conferences and teaching seminars. She hosts a weekly podcast called “Windows of the Heart,” and spends a great deal of her time writing curriculum as well as allegorical novels, including her popular series, The Painted Window Trilogy. Dr. Waterbury holds a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and acquired her Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Expository Studies from Pillsbury Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, Jeff.  For more information, visit www.debwaterbury.com.

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Book for teen girls receives high honor from annual international award contest

Houston, TX — Author, speaker and television host, Shannon Perry, garnered the Bronze Medal in the Christian Living category from the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest for her third book, “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life.” The Readers’ Favorite awards honor books in over 140 genres, with each genre judged separately. Past award winners and participants include New York Times bestsellers  J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors such as movie star Jim Carrey and actor Henry Winkler.

Perry wrote “Stand: Staying Balanced with Answers for Real Teen Life” after meeting with ten teen and tween girls in her home for over two months. The book delves into several difficult issues such as date rape, gender identity, bullying, suicide, cutting, drugs, and pre-marital sex, just to name a few. “Stand” also serves as an informational resource for Perry’s mother/teen daughter conference entitled In Her Shoes. Perry holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling, and is a Certified Instructor in Parenting Classes and Crisis Counseling.

Each year, Readers’ Favorite donates books and income to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Additionally, authors who win the annual book award contest donate copies to be sold at the Readers’ Favorite booth at the Miami Book Fair International, the largest book fair in America.  Readers’ Favorite is the only vendor at the fair that donates all book fair proceeds to charity.

Readers’ Favorite has garnered the Best Website for Authors Award as well as the Honoring Excellence Award from the Association of Independent Authors. The 2017 Readers’ Favorite awards will be handed out in an official ceremony in Miami, Florida on November 18, 2017.

About Shannon Perry:

Shannon Perry is a speaker, author, national recording artist and television host. Her TV show, “Grace in High Heels,” airs on five different networks into over 100 million households weekly. She teaches at women’s conferences, retreats, churches, and educational organizations across the country. Perry spent over 13 years in the public school system before going into full-time ministry. She created one of the first anti-bullying programs for one of the largest school systems in the U.S. She is currently working on her fourth book scheduled for release in 2018. Perry’s recent radio single,“Til the Storm Passes By,” has been featured on several news outlets in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Perry is donating all proceeds of the sale of the song to victims of Harvey. Perry resides in Houston, Texas with her husband, David, and has one son, Sean, a Captain in the United States Air Force, and one grandson, James. For more information, visit www.ShannonPerry.com.

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New Book Connects Old and New Testament Prophecies to Decode the Book of Revelation

 

Lake Mary, FL According to a Barna Group poll, 41 percent of Americans age eighteen and over agreed with the statement that “the world is currently living in the ‘end times’ as described by prophesies in the Bible.” Yet the Book of Revelation remains a mystery to most people, even to scholars. With his new book, “The Book of Revelation Decoded: Your Guide to Understanding the End Times Through the Eyes of the Hebrew Prophets,” Rabbi K.A. Schneider offers every Christian the opportunity to discern and comprehend one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible.

Releasing March 7, 2017, from Charisma House, “The Book of Revelation Decoded compares the teachings of the Torah and the Hebrew prophets with Revelation, and offers new insights into much-debated issues such as:

· The timing of the Rapture

· How the Passover is linked to the end times

· What role Israel plays in the last days
“I believe by simply examining Revelation with Scripture itself—by using the lens of the Hebrew prophets—we can understand God’s ultimate purpose for this crucial book,” says Schneider, host of the international television broadcast Discovering the Jewish Jesus, which airs in over 100 million households.

Schneider’s book examines more than twenty different crises, events, developments, people, and places that hold significance in the context of the prophetic last days.

“This book will reveal that what we are experiencing today is not a pendulum effect,” Schneider continues. “Immorality will not correct itself. Sin won’t suddenly change its course. Nothing will happen that can reverse this progression of evil compounding evil. Jesus Himself warned of this. We are entering into the most difficult days in human history, and my prayer is that this book will offer hope, expectation, and understanding so we can face whatever comes.”

For more information, visit www.revelationdecodedbook.com.

About Rabbi K.A. Schneider: Messianic Rabbi K.A. Schneider is the host of the international television broadcast Discovering the Jewish Jesus, which can be seen seven days a week and airs in more than 100 million homes in the United States and approximately 200 nations worldwide. In addition to hosting mass evangelistic crusades around the world, Rabbi Schneider currently leads the congregation Lion of Judah World Outreach Center in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of three other books, “Awakening to Messiah,” “Self-Deliverance,” and “Do Not Be Afraid!

About Charisma House:

Charisma House has published twelve New York Times best sellers, including “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah” by Jonathan Cahn, “23 Minutes in Hell” by Bill Wiese, and “The Seven Pillars of Health” by Don Colbert. Charisma House empowers people through Spirit-inspired resources. It is the leading publisher of diversified Christian resources motivating people to fulfill God’s purpose. For more than 21 years, Charisma House has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians. 

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Precious In His Sight Press Release

 

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Controversial debut novel reaches #1 spot on Amazon’s
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PreciousinHisSight_CVR2lr.jpgFor Immediate Release (Nashville, TN)—The debut novel, “Precious in His Sight,” from Karen Pashley has reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Christian Fiction best-sellers list.  In an additional rare feat for a new author, Pashley landed a review from Publisher’s Weekly which described the novel as “well written” with an “overall message of hope and renewal.”  The book has also been endorsed by New York Times  bestselling author, Denise Jackson, wife of country superstar, Alan Jackson. Because the novel delves deeply into a marriage that has been shattered by adultery, the book has stirred some controversy as it shows the viewpoint of not just the wife, but the mistress and the cheating husband. All the characters are eventually tested with life and death decisions, which result in a decidedly pro-life response, as well as significant plot twists that Jackson says will “keep you glued to the pages.”

“’Precious in His Sight’ is a modern day Bible story,” says Jackson.  “Karen uses a fictional story to retell the greatest story ever told –that with God all things are possible, and that love covers a multitude of sins. This is a story of a family who faces the overwhelming heartbreak and consequences of infidelity, and how each family member ultimately chooses forgiveness, mercy and love. This book will ignite a longing in your spirit to know the One who loves us unconditionally –no matter who we are or what we’ve done.”

Before it was published, “Precious in His Sight” won 1st place at the Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. The bulk of the novel was written over seven years ago, but Pashley put the book on the back burner while raising her four daughters.  Like her novel’s heroine – Sugar Brennan – Karen, herself, had to go through many trials to find out that God could turn something awful into something beautiful.

“Over the years, I shared life, children, and the ups and downs of building a business with my entrepreneurial husband,” says Pashley. “I grieved the loss of a baby, home-schooled our four daughters, battled a frustrating incurable illness, and just last year, clung to God like never before when addiction became part of our family’s vocabulary. I like to communicate through anecdotes, life lessons, and testimonies. I speak with passion, humor, and honesty. My goal is to help people fill up their faith tanks, and hit the refresh button in their souls.”

Pashley has battled Meniere’s Disease for many years, an illness that left her deteriorated to the point where she could barely function because of the extreme dizziness. She lost most of the hearing in one ear, and suffered with constant nausea and fatigue. Sudden violent bouts of vertigo would slam her to the floor and reduce her to a sweat-drenched, vomiting wreck curled up for hours unable to move. In spite of the unpredictability of the disease, she found hope in the midst of despair.

“I learned in those dark, horrific moments that my Lord Jesus had not abandoned me,” says Pashley. “He, too, knew the anguish of physical torture, and He was with me in that pit. The experience taught me things about myself I wouldn’t have known otherwise. And it humbled me, and has given me an extraordinary gratitude for the gift of health.”

In addition to speaking and writing, Pashley is an accomplished foodie who founded “Girls Dine In,” a monthly gathering that is part supper club, part cooking class where she brings women together for great food and fellowship in the Nashville area. Whether cooking or writing or speaking, Pashley has her finger on the pulse of what women need, and she believes “Precious in His Sight” will resonate with women in a real way.

 “The life of a Christian is not all peaches and cream, nor should it be,” says Pashley. “But when we bend down and pick up the bricks of hardship, one by one, and apply the cement of the Holy Spirit to them, we are building an impenetrable wall of faith that cannot be constructed any other way. We must work with God rather than running from Him in our hardships. We must never lose our hope. Storms will come. We shouldn’t fear them. With God, we can persevere with dignity and joy.”

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Karen Pashley lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and the youngest of their four daughters. Her first novel, “Precious in His Sight,” won 1st place in the unpublished novels competition at the 2014 Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. Pashley is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Association, Word Weavers International, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. Her website is www.karenpashley.com.

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Romance novel that promotes abstinence nominated for award

ThenAndNow_w11430_680.jpgAztec, NM —  Marianne Evans’s novel, “Then and Now,” is a nominee in the romance category for the Christian Small Publisher’s Book of the Year award. “Then and Now” is part of the Pure Amore imprint, a division of Pelican Book Group, the first publisher to dedicate an entire adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Editor in Chief for Pelican, Nicola Martinez, says the content of the Pure Amore books appeal to both Christians and non-Christians, but they are intended to extol the value of abstinence.

  “I wanted to produce something that would help young people to see how precious the gift of their virginity is to their future spouse,” says Martinez. “The truth is that each individual is worth waiting for and lovemaking is intended to create a bond with only one special person. To believe and act on this one truth will, across the board, increase self-worth and peer respect, strengthen marriages, cut the rate of unwanted pregnancy, and so many other things. As a Christian publisher that publishes romance—promotes lasting love between a man and a woman—I felt we could definitely do something to promote chastity.”

Evans previously won the Christian Small Publishers Association award for her title, “Hearts Communion.”  It is her third nomination for the award which is designed to both promote small publishers and independently published authors in the Christian marketplace as well as to bring recognition to outstanding books. To accomplish both of these goals, Christian Small Publishers Association has Christian retailers and readers vote on the books of their choice to determine the winners of the award. Awards are granted in 14 categories, including an ebook category.

Another Pelican book entitled “Finding Mia” by Dianne J. Wilson is on the “fiction debut” category long list in the 2016 INSPY Awards. Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.  The INSPY’s invite nominations from both the Christian booksellers’ domain and the general marketplace, and is organized and judged by book bloggers who have considerable experience and knowledge of books published for both the CBA markets and the general market. For more information visit,  http://inspys.com.

Since its inception, Pelican Book Group has garnered numerous awards including the SELAH Award for Best First Book (“The Other Side” of Darkness by Linda Wood Rondeau) and Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award for “Wisdom Tree” by Mary Manners.

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About Pelican Book Group:

Peli_139x120.pngPelican Book Group is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.

 

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“From Scratch” by C.E. Hilbert (Romantic Suspense)

FromScratch_w11688_680.jpgSynopsis: Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson’s Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie’s self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she’s started from scratch?

“Northern Light” by Annette O’Hare (Historical Romance)

NorthernLight_w11592_680.jpgSynopsis: Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a wounded Yankee soldier washes ashore needing her help. Despite her contempt for the North, Margaret falls in love with Thomas Murphy. As their love blooms, Margaret’s sister is overcome with neurosis, and her mind slowly slips away. Bitterness, psychosis and depression yield a decision fueled by contempt. Will one fatal choice cause Margaret to lose the man she loves and condemn Thomas to death?

 “Not so Far Away” by Deborah Pierson Dill (Contemporary Romance)

Synopsis: Laurel Kerr lives each day fearing it could be her last. Years of pleading with God for deliverance from her husband’s deadly temper have convinced her that she’s beneath the Lord’s notice. Still, she perseveres, hoping that a redeemed husband and a Christ-centered marriage might one day be possible. Dr. Boyd Wendall has a soft spot for Laurel. Although she’s not his to take care of, she stirs his protective instincts. Time and again he finds himself in the midst of her trouble, and he can’t help but believe there’s a reason for it.

“Daffodils in March” by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Given a week’s notice in her current job, Eden Jameson is desperately looking for something new. Being a nanny for her widowed best friend, Hanna, is the ideal solution to both their problems. David Painter has other ideas. Having a stranger in the house—even if she is his sister’s best friend—could ruin everything he’s worked so long to achieve. He needs to get rid of this nanny and fast. When Hanna dies unexpectedly, the reading of the will is a shock. Eden and David have been left joint custody of the baby and joint ownership of the house. Can they overcome their differences or is it too late?

“Sweet Peas in April” by Clare Revell (Romantic Suspense)

Synopsis: Adam West, a high powered lawyer gets the shock of his life when he arrives to meet a new client. She’s the wife he hasn’t seen since they separated ten years ago. Sam Reece doesn’t need the added complication of working with the husband who abandoned her a decade ago. She’s tried hard to put her failed marriage behind her, going back to her maiden name even though they never got divorced. The situation is bad enough as it is, but it seems Adam is the only person who can help. Can they ever move past the tragedy of the past or will its long shadow prevent them ever working together?

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Rust: The Novel Book Review @corbinbernsen

Emmy® Award Nominee Corbin Bernsen to Release Debut Novel Based on His Film, Rust

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Pelican Book Group brings the movie-to-book adaptation to readers this fall

AZTEC, N.M.—Pelican Book Group has announced the signing of Emmy® Award and Golden Globe Award® nominee, Corbin Bernsen to a publishing agreement. The publisher will bring Rust: The Novel, to readers October 15, 2015. The book is an adaptation of Bernsen’s 2010 feature film Rust in which Bernsen played the main character as well as served as writer and director.

“I really found my voice in that film,” Bernsen says. “I was really looking for a greater meaning, a greater purpose, in life…to be able to expand on that in a novel just became an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”

Ever Since Georges Méliés adapted Jules Verne’s From the Earth to the Moon in 1902, books have regularly been adapted into movies. The reverse—movies into books—is a less common occurrence, but “makes sense when the characters and plot can be fleshed out to create a compelling novel,” according to Editor-in-Chief for Pelican, Nicola Martinez.

“The book holds such a relatable message about faith and family. We are thrilled to publish Rust,” says Martinez.

 

About the Book

TITLE: Rust

AUTHOR: Corbin Bernsen

ISBN:  Electronic 978-1-61116-510-4

            Paperback 978-1-61116-511-1

RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2015

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Rust: The Novel is the plight of one pastor’s crisis of faith and the struggle to save his friend’s life and restore hope to a floundering community. Readers will be getting a “better, fuller, richer story in the novel,” says Bernsen. “I was able to expand more intelligently, more interestingly, on some of the original themes and concepts in the film.”

Fans will be able to enjoy Rust: The Novel in both softcover and e-book formats. For more information about the forthcoming novel and Bernsen, visit http://pelicanbookgroup.com/rustnovel.

 

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Book Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Rust: The Novel from author Corbin Bernsen in exchange for an honest review.

It was my pleasure to read Rust: The Novel and I found it fascinating to journey with Pastor James Moore as he struggles with his faith, returns home to find his family still fractured from the loss of his mother years earlier, and his hometown inundated with the stress of keeping the secret surrounding a recent arson and murder.

James’ rationale for walking away from the ministry isn’t presented but the story opens with a heart-felt plea from him to God that touched my heart very deeply.

“I love you. No less than the day I came to know you, but if you refuse to be here with me, speak to me, then I have no choice but to walk away.” (Page 10).

The anguish of feeling that God is not hearing his plea is very obvious as the story progresses and continues to assail James throughout the novel. His loss of faith is the main thread that pulls all the subplots together.

Rust: The Novel is about faith, about family, about community and written with an undercurrent of mystery as well. How was the fire at the Pearce farmhouse, which killed the entire family, connected to his former friend, Travis, and why was this tragedy having such a profound effect on the town?

“She turned haunted eyes on him. Eyes that had witnessed something horrific, something almost worse than losing her boyfriend to suicide.” (Page 175).

Can James find the answers to the myriad questions returning home has brought? Does he have the faith needed to keep looking? Can he count on God to lead the way?

Mr. Bernsen has written an insightful story filled with characters that vibrate with emotion, with life. They are all so easy to picture as I read along and I found that I didn’t want to put this novel down until I reached the end.

I love the way that at the very heart of the story is the personal relationship with God that is needed to find the answers that are within each of us. This is modeled in such a strong way throughout the novel. It is this love that finally allows the answers to so many of James’ questions to be answered.

I hope you’re inspired to purchase Rust: The Novel and will return here and let me know what you think after you’ve read it.

I highly recommend Rust: The Novel by Corbin Bernsen and give it five cups of steaming hot of Room With Books coffee.

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Corbin Bernsen

Corbin Bernsen most recently starred as Henry Spencer on USA Network’s hit original series Psych. First catapulted to stardom during the 1980s by the hit NBC TV series, L.A. Law, he was nominated twice for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award®. Along the way, he hosted Saturday Night Live, and guest starred on Seinfeld and Star Trek to name a few notable television appearances. In the feature film arena, he starred in the comedy Hello Again, followed by other critically-acclaimed roles in Disorganized Crime, Wolfgang Peterson’s Shattered, The Great White Hype, and as the Cleveland Indians’ third baseman-turned-owner Roger Dorn in the extremely popular Major League series of films. With the film Rust, Bernsen shifted his focus to family-friendly movies and formed Home Theater Films. Bernsen’s latest film project, Christian Mingle, was released in January 2015 by Capitol. Bernsen lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 26 years, actress Amanda Pays, and their four sons.

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Pelican Book Group is a producer of Christ-centered fiction and is the first publisher to dedicate an entire new-adult romance imprint to promoting sexual purity. Headquartered in the Four Corners area of the United States, Pelican Book Group serves a global audience under its White Rose Publishing, Harbourlight, Watershed, and Pure Amore imprints. Founded in 2009, Pelican Book Group publishes numerous critically-acclaimed titles by award-winning authors from around the globe. Pelican Book Group was among the first to provide subscription-based e-books to the Christian marketplace.