Wednesday, August 16, 2017

#99cents! Release today! LAMB Ministries 2nd Christian Self-help book "Why Did We Blame?"

Stopping the Blame Game sets, YOU free! Pastor Jim Hughes 5-Star review said, "This solid Biblical advice is sure to help many.”

Shedding light on how blame abusers trap and control their victims, author Paula Rose Michelson gets to the core of the blame issue, which traps many in the vicious downward cycle of abuse. Hailed as ‘one of the best resources anyone could find because it is based on God’s Word,’ within the author offers wise advice, personal anecdote, gentle humor, and some Bible quotes. Through simple journaling directions, the author helps the reader see their situation as one shared by others, and leads them into a place where personal recovery based upon God’s Word can occur.

PASTORAL REVIEW: “What does a person do when he becomes a victim to someone's abuse? Paula Rose Michelson has a plan that works if you are willing to work the plan. She gives solid Biblical advice that is sure to help many who fall into the category of the abused. Do not despair; there is hope. Let Paula help you climb your way out or perhaps help others climb out of abusive relationships.” – Pastor Jim Hughes is the author of Before and After the Honeymoon, a companion study guide and devotionals.  https://goo.gl/7GJKHE

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The LAMB Ministries Self-help books were written to be read one after the other. However, each book is a stand-alone and can be read independently of each other. For the best reading experience, we suggest reading them in order: 
Book #1: How Did We Become Angry? 
Book #2: Why Did We Blame? 
Soon to release, Book #3: What is the Shame Game?

FROM THE AUTHOR

Having the Lord lead me to found LAMB Ministries in 1988, I realized after the publication of several of Naomi books, that she is a fictional prototype of the hundreds, perhaps thousands of traumatized and abused women I've been blessed to mentor since believing in Yeshua (Jesus). Thought I studied to be a Chemical Dependency - Lifestyle Disorder Counselor who was offered a job at the psychiatric hospital I interned at before I completed my courses, I believe it was God's perfect timing to uproot our family and have me meet people who dearly loved the Lord.

Having asked Jesus to forgive me and made Him the Lord of my life before we moved, I attended church at a friend's invitation. Since my daughter, who was also a believer,liked the church, we decided to go there. My friend suggested I speak with Pastor Hurt. I meet with him and discovered I had a testimony! I asked him what Bible he used. On the way home I bought three; for my daughter, me, and my yet unbelieving husband. Within a week, I'd read the entire NIV Bible footnotes and all.

The following Sunday my daughter and I went early so we could attend Bible study. I attended a women's Bible study. When it was time for prayer, one woman shared that a lady friend of hers was a 'white knuckle alcoholic'. I told her about my studies and offered to give her a book once unpacked. Later that day, I got a phone call and agreed to meet with the woman. A month later, ten women had sought me out. LAMB Ministries was born when Pastor Hurt appointed me the head of Women's Lay-Counseling for our church. Each LAMB Ministry book is a short foundational teaching taken from this in-depth year long course.

                 God's Word & prayer healed me. Sharing what I learned helps others! 


Saturday, August 5, 2017

5-Star Amazing Review 4 No Other Choice ~ Now 99 Cents!

My thanks to Beverly Lynnt for her 5-Star review! “Emotionally gripping, fascinating glimpse to a little-known period of history, eye opening! I have to say that this book and its sequel are some of the most intriguing reading I've experienced in a long while. It is the kind of story that makes you "walk a mile in someone else's moccasins." It is fiction, but based on history. That's one of the reasons I love these books by this author so much.

First, the author prefaces the piece by asking us to imagine "what if" our beliefs were what threatened our family's very lives. How would we live to survive? Suppose we saw our families and friends all around us killed or expelled or mistreated because of their similar beliefs? What would you do as a daughter of the house? Would you go into hiding? Live a lie? Fear for your life? Sacrifice for your family's safety? With this mindset established, Naomi is introduced to us just as she sets foot in immigration as a 15-year-old girl, about to be deported because the family that was supposed to support her suddenly refuses to sponsor her in America. But she is rescued. The question presented in this book is this: was that rescue a blessing or a curse? You have to read this story to find out.

This book and book two used to be one story. So you need to purchase the second book to find the resolution to the first, which ends on a mild cliff hanger. Fortunately, book two picks up about five minutes after the first ends. Since this is a series, I didn't mind that so much. But I feel you should know this and prepare to purchase both books together. In spite of that, book one is complete in that it encapsulates a complete idea and develops it thoroughly.

I enjoy getting to know a subculture of America I have never become acquainted with, in this case the Spanish Harlem area, or Harlem as it's known today. The author uses this setting to make the surrounding circumstances Naomi finds herself in alive and familiar. You get to know and somewhat understand her community, watch how Naomi sacrifices her life goals to play an important part of the barrio and in the lives of its citizens. The author writes this so well I felt as if I were part of the community.

Naomi herself is going through a transition. The reader becomes privy to her inner turmoil as she struggles to find her place in life. Then the author adds a sweet romance in the final chapters that brings all the circumstances to a head, adding slight tension in Naomi's character development.

I highly recommend this book, and of course, the entire series. It appears there is more to come, so I am looking forward to reading all the books based on how much I enjoyed the first two. I hope you will grow to love this series too.” http://amzn.to/1tN7hEp

About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges


Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon, at other online booksellers, and can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Why Writing Book Reviews is IMPORTANT 2 Me

In the last two months, I’ve written 13 reviews all of them for 5-Star reads! One of the 13 reviews is for a cozy mystery written by a non-Christian. I mention this because my heart’s desire in all things is to show my readers, and yes – readers of my books know and Do check out my Amazon reviews posted at: https://goo.gl/qm8a - that my desire as my bio on Amazon author page says, is to, “Faithfully depict Gods love, compassion, and forgiveness while showing her readers The Jewish Messiah of Israel and the world parallel her wish to see those who feel 'less than' restored to wholeness.”

Though I wish other authors would endeavor to do as I have, I know that each is called according to their gifts and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Where I find joy in giving Christian authors books 5-Star and occasionally 4-Star reviews knowing that many will be built up or come to faith in their Messiah because of what was written, others are not called to do this as often as I have.

However, since I do know that when a newly released book receives 50 good reviews within the first 30 days of release Amazon makes this book more visible. My prayer for all who read this is that each of you take the time to write and post reviews asap so that those who read and those searching for the only thing that matters for eternity will find what they seek.

Yours in Messiah <><
Paula Rose Michelson: Author of an Inspirational Christian Romance Saga, other fiction and nonfiction books, Founder & Facilitator of LAMB Ministries: biblical tools for women suffering from trauma & abuse. All Fictions, Nonfictions & Self-Help books in Kindle & Paperback available at: http://amzn.to/1z8ydzA

About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges


Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1z8ydzA and can be ordered by your local bookstore. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

2 Celebrate Release Day 4 "TWISTED", I interview author DiAne Gates!

DiAne,
Thanks for letting me interview you about the release of Twisted. I think the questions I’ll ask are the those that readers would if they had the chance.

WHERE DID THE ROPED AND TWISTED STORIES BEGIN?
Like everyone’s story—people I met, places I’d been, things I’d seen. Life. Everyone has a story, Paula. And for every story told or written lives change and hearts are touched. And I’d like to ask your readers, what story percolates in them, begging to be told? When are they going to write their story? After all, none of us are getting any younger.
And that’s why I write, speak, and teach. To encourage people to tell their story. To share their experiences. To let people know what you’ve learned. You may never know this side of heaven whose life will be touched and changed by reading what God taught you. And you can be sure God allowed the circumstances of your story to occur, not just for you, but for those He puts in your path who long to hear about how you made it through that difficult journey to the other side.

HOW CAN I BEGIN A STORY?
Story telling is like planting a seed. Just a speck that springs to life in your mind, develops roots, sprouts to the surface, and blooms. Every one of us needs to ask God to clarify the events He’s taken us through. Asking our self what’s your take away? Asking others what they learn from our story—just give them the high points. Don’t bore them with the tiny details. Then begin recording what God lays on your heart. Your first draft will be rough; but it’s thrilling to sit in front of your screen and pour out words that originate in your heart. And if seeing the words come to life makes you cry, so much the better! Every writer must bleed on the page.

MUST I SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER?
The majority of writing time is spent thinking. You can do that anywhere—washing dishes, ironing clothes, weeding the flower bed.  Even taking a bath. Writers don’t come equipped with off and on buttons. I keep a pencil and paper with me at all times. I’ve even been known to jot a note or two during my windshield time. And I’ve waked from a sound sleep with a phrase, twist in plot, or idea to make my work in progress sing. But my best thinking time is in the bathtub. One of my writer friends had her husband install a white board beside her bathtub. Isn’t that a grand idea?

CONSIDER THE ULTIMATE STORY TELLER
Jesus was the ultimate story teller. He used illustrations the people he talked to would understand. So why shouldn’t we communicate to our children, friends, and those God puts in our path the same way as our Lord? With a story—your story—my story. His story in your life.

SO, I’VE WRITTEN MY STORY…NOW WHAT?
Once you’ve written a few pages, search for other writers to share your words. Or you can spend endless hours plowing through a whole book—like I did in Roped. Took years. Oh well, that decision gave me the opportunity to rewrite the whole manuscript—a bunch-a-times. The most profitable thing God led me to do (besides talking to Him about my writing) was joining a group of six other serious writers. We allowed ourselves to be vulnerable. To listen to the others’ suggestions and accept their advice.

BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE A COMMITMENT BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Decide in your heart and mind to never, never, never give-up! Seek God’s direction and walk through the doors He opens. And someday you’ll hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant—”
Now what are you waiting for? No time like the present to write! To ge this book click: https://goo.gl/HCQxA5 


5-Stars! "A Big Thumbs Up for this Amazing Read!"
"On April 20, 2016, I hosted talented author DiAne Gates on my blog where she answered my questions and at my request shared a review for her fiction "Roped". The fact that I'd spent a great summer riding and taking care of the horse, I was given named Apricot made her story one I knew I wanted to read. But time, my own writing and the busyness of life caused me to push that thought aside until DiAne offered to gift me her book when she discovered that I'd been sick for many months.

As I imaged from the opening sentence to the last one I was in cowgirl heaven. I know that sounds odd because I'm a city gal - acrylic nails and all - but even if you've never been in the saddle, 'Roped' will put a lariat around your heart and you’ll be tethed to Crissy Crosby who while chasing her dream to continue her parents’ rodeo legacy discovers that with God all things even the taming of her... Since I don't want to spoil the story, you'll have to read this emotionally charged story for yourself to find out what happens! And I strongly suggest that you give yourself this pleasure now!" To get this book click: https://goo.gl/PzqFmo

DiANE N. GATES: BIOGRAPHY

Texas writer, DiAne Gates, illustrates and writes fiction for children and YA, and serious non-fiction for the folks. Her passion is calling the Church’s attention to how far we’ve catapulted from God’s order and walking in obedience to Him as evidenced by her blog Moving the Ancient Boundaries.

DiAne worked as a photographer and writer for the East Texas Youth Rodeo Association magazine, and had the opportunity to be in the rodeo arena, feel the sting of Texas turf in her face and across her camera lens, giving birth to her western rodeo adventure series, released by Prism Book Group in August of 2015, ROPED. This first book of the series placed #5 on Top Ten Christian Reads for Teens and Tweens, 2016, as well as being a finalist in the 2015 Grace Awards, and a finalist in The Christian Literary Henri Awards for 2016.

Book Two in the ROPED SERIESTWISTED, will be released by Pelican Book Group July 14, 2017, and can be found on Amazon.com/books/Twisted.DiAneGates  And the third book, UNTIED, her current WIP, continues the adventure of two Texas teens and their families. DiAne writes a monthly article for Crosswalk, an online Christian magazine.

She also leads LifeSavers, an adult edit group for North Texas Christian Writers. And has a new blog THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF FLAVOR, where she shares family recipes and many tricks to cutting calories while retaining a massive injection of southern and southwest flavor into each tasty bite. DiAne facilitates GriefShare, an international support ministry for those who’ve lost loved ones.

Wife, mother, and Mimi, her passion is to share those hard life lessons God allows in our lives. Lessons she hopes will leap from the page into your heart and play out in loving family relationships.

http://www.dianegates.wordpress.com/ Moving the Ancient Boundaries
http://www.floridagirlturnedtexan.com The Southern Side of Flavor
https://www.facebook.com/pages/DiAne-Gates/375473495831603



Saturday, July 8, 2017

#Happy #FreebieWeekend #Download Choosing to Be 4 #Free NOW!

Beverly Lynnt in her 5-Star review said, “What a terrific resolution to the first book! I want more! This is book two of the series, The Naomi Chronicles. Both books are very closely tied, so even though they are complete books and can be read on their own, this second book closely continues the story begun in the first book and resolves much of it. I recommend you purchase them together and read them one right after the other.

The focus of this book divides between Naomi and her husband, Chaz. They are separated after only one week of marriage at the beginning of this story. What's unique about this book is that the first book emphasized how most of life's choices had been removed from Naomi's life in her first thirty years. How many of us readers can identify with that? Stuff happens, and sometimes leads us places we hadn't originally wanted to go. But now, she is at a crossroads and begins to realize she has many choices to make. The choices do not come easy to her, so this is her opportunity to learn many truths, find her inner peace, especially coming to peace with her past, and figure out how to proceed. Does she go back into hiding, or will she become like a butterfly, finally released from her cocoon?

Also in this second book, we become more acquainted with Chaz as an individual. We only get to know him briefly in the first book, so now his character becomes a little more developed and we see why he does the things he does. There is a twist in the plot here that may surprise you. I know it certainly knocked me for a loop when I learned more of his background. All I will tell you at this point is that there is a resolution for Naomi and Chaz. But the twist and the means of resolution is what makes this part of the tale so interesting.

There is so much to love in this second book. First, the author does a remarkable job of fashioning an old-world atmosphere in the way Naomi dresses, talks and thinks that's charming. But it is also in stark contrast to the rest of this new world, and it takes her time to adjust to the American way of life. I find that so endearing. The author uses a small boy to make that transition more palatable for Naomi. As the saying goes, "out of the mouth of babes..."

Second, the same little boy brings in comic relief while Naomi grapples with heavy life issues. How true to life! Often when we are trying to take in what God is speaking to us about, distractions are a way of bringing relief to the intensity of the moment. Either it becomes a way to take our minds off the issue and leads us away, or it helps us focus better on the point God is trying to make. I enjoy seeing how the author uses this feature for Naomi's good.


Third, I love the way the author leaves an opening for further development near the conclusion of the book. It makes me look forward to reading more of this series.” http://amzn.to/1zK3rPC   

About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges

Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon and can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Get Your FREE Kindle Download of "Choosing to Be" from 7/5 through 7/9/2017

Longing, lies, desire and passion give Naomi and Chaz no rest as they try to figure out how to live without the one their heart cannot forget or forgive. Desolate, will they answer God's heart call? In her 5-Star rave of this Inspirational Christian Romance author Katie Mettner said, “Chaz and Naomi's story will captivate you!

Unable to face the fallout of revealed secrets, Naomi has fled. Alienated from all who loved and affirmed her, with no place to stay, God will gift her everything if -- finding herself embraced by people who care -- Naomi discovers the 'Lover of her Soul'. Will Naomi's friendship with a 'Titus 2 Woman' and the blessings found at 'Blessings Rock' bring her to Christ?

When Chaz visits his family, he discovers that Naomi and he are very much the same. Yet he needs more proof. Sent his uncle’s Chaz is about to realize that his life was a lie. Will discovering that what he is told is true help him claim Naomi's love again?


Can the individual faith journey’s each has taken bring them back ready to love each other? And if so, how does a couple that wed before they knew each other overcome what Lola did? http://amzn.to/1zK3rPC


About the Author
Writing great Inspirational Christian Romances, Thrillers, Nonfiction, Self-help and works to encourage are author Paula Rose Michelson’s passion. Her desire to inspire others comes from being a late reader, who discovered books were her best friends! A lover of inspiring fictions where the heroine was one for her families’ sake, she writes about amazing women, and unique faith challenges

Paula is married to Lutheran Pastor & Chosen People Ministries Field Missionary Ron Michelson. The happy couple have two married daughters and seven grandchildren. Her books and eBooks are available on Amazon, at other online booksellers, and can be ordered by your local bookstore.

Monday, June 12, 2017

#Amazon #Bestselling #Inspirational #ChristianRomance NO OTHER CHOICE #99c or Free on #KindleUnlimited

An Illegal Immigrant. Bound by Secrets. Trapped by Choices. An Arranged Marriage. A Forbidden love...will Naomi and Chaz trust God? In her 5-Star rave of this Inspirational Christian Romance Tamie D. said, "This...Christian fiction...reads like a movie!" 

Naomi fled Spain for America to escape living the lie generations of her people had lived. She planned to find her uncle and help him earn enough money to bring their family to this land of promise. About to be sent back, the teenager lets an old woman help her and when handcuffed and dragged to the woman's casa, discovers she must continue to live a lie. Will Naomi's coming-of-age journey be one of fear, freedom, or love?

Chaz met Naomi when she gave this drunken bum a few dollars and made him sign her pledge book while saying that he would help others. Now an internationally well-known philanthropist, he will pretend to be less than he is to wed Naomi!

Lola was rescued from immigration by Naomi. Now this teenager wants to discredit her benefactor so she can have Chaz. And having discovered Naomi's secrets, she is bound to succeed!

Two people in love yet neither knows who their spouse really is. A teenage girl whose goal is to drive a wedge between this star-crossed couple. Can anyone get what they want before fear, longing, lies and secrets cause this triangle to unravel?