David A. Christensen and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Power in Prayer: 31 Teachings to Strengthen Our Connection with Heaven” blog tour, which will run from June 7-21, 2014.

About the book:

Take a minute to gauge your relationship with God. Do you underestimate the power of prayer? This daily guide, with insights from General Authorities, scriptures, personal experiences, and commentary, will enrich and empower your prayers. As these thoughts increase your understanding of the significance of your prayers, your communication with God will be an unprecedented source of strength in your life.

Author/Artist: David A. Christensen
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 2014-04-15
ISBN/UPC: 9781462112876
Pages: 176
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Power in Prayer blog tourAbout the author:

David A. Christensen’s  love and enthusiasm for being a missionary was sparked in a missionary preparation class at Ricks College in the late 60s. His love and testimony for the Book of Mormon was ignited in a religion class the following semester. These two classes combined as a new beginning  for what would one day become not only a passion but also the centerpiece of his professional contribution in the Church Education System and at Brigham Young University-Idaho. David has taught Missionary Preparation and Book of Mormon classes for over 30 years. His testimony was shared and transferred to missionaries and members in the Chile Santiago North Mission when he served as president and again in Central America when he served as President of the Guatemala MTC. He counts his eight children as his most important converts and his favorite companion—his best friend and wife Deena Bond Christensen.








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Fantasy Adventure / Religious Author…..



MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

Hi, howdy and yo! I’m C.S.R. Calloway, and I go by Chance (my first initial) and Scissor (which is apparently what my first three initials sound like sounded out). I travel a LOT, being raised on both coasts and traveling outside the U.S. to about fourteen other countries. I dance more than I travel, and I sing more than I dance. Knowing me is a taxing experience.

MBA&M: What was your inspiration for writing “Peculiar,INC”?

This started out as a sixth grade Language Arts project. My friends and I imagined what would happen if we teamed up with Greek gods and they gave us super powers. As time went on and friends moved and changed and I discovered my overused feeling of abandonment, I extended the story, changing characters and developing powers. Then one day, in college, I thought “What if it happened today? Instead of it beginning in the sixth grade, what if it started now?” And the creativity kicked into high gear.

MBA&M: Which was your favorite character to write about and why?

Kim, absolutely. She taught me so much about perception vs. reality. I went to high school with an army of Kims. I grew up with Kims. This book helped me understand them. Several years too late, I might add. Plus her humor is just odd.

MBA&M: How many book will be in
“The Charismatic Chronicles” series?

I’m leaning towards four right now. I have some short story ideas because any universe is potentially endless, but the actual Chronicles are sitting at four right now.

MBA&M: What three words would you use to describe this story?

“exploring” “relatable” “fun”

MBA&M: What scene stands out the most to you and why?

The first time Justus uses his powers in a fight was huge for me, but my absolute favorite scene is the awkward conversation between Kim and her mother Delia in the kitchen. The way Delia goes about having the college prep talk is so awkward and funny, I still laugh when I read it. It shows why Kim’s humor is so unique.

MBA&M: If you could have dinner with any character,real or fiction,who would it be and why?

Athos, the Musketeer. I’m always struck by his intensity, privacy and suppressed emotion. You can infer several of my personal problems with that response.

MBA&M: What do you hope your readers will take away from “Peculiar,INC”?

Golly. That it’s okay to be weird or strange or gifted and to have weird or strange or gifted friends, because everyone’s weird or strange or gifted to somebody else. What is most important is to have purpose.


MBA&M: Now, Chance, please tell our readers where to connect with you and where they may purchase “Peculiar,  INC”?

I’m available day in and day out at, alongside many of the characters from The Charismatic Chronicles. Also tweet me @CSRCStorys and Facebook me at CSR Calloway. Currently you can purchase Peculiar, INC through Amazon and iTunes. Any updates will be posted on the site. Thanks so much for having me!

Thank you,Chance for spending time with us and our readers and for sharing your work with all of us!


A Bit about the author:

C.S.R. “Scissor” Calloway was born in Sacramento, California, and since has been to forty-eight states and thirteen countries. He graduated high school in Brunswick, GA, the setting of his series The Charismatic Chronicles. He currently lives on the Pacific coast, where he spends his time at the gym or at his keyboard, constantly redefining his worlds. His favorite book is Gordon Korman’s The Twinkie Squad.


  • Publisher: CSRC Storytelling; 1 edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0989169812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0989169813

A bit about the book: *From the author*

Genre: Fantasy Adventure / Religious
Series Title: The Charismatic Chronicles
Blurb: Kim Hamilton’s life is perfect. The daughter in a family that should be put on a church fan, graduating from Wilbanks Academy with honors, and heading to Clark Atlanta on a full scholarship… So what is she missing?


Kim Hamilton’s life is boring. Until she dies – then things get interesting. There happens to be a supernatural war going on, and Kim finds herself and a few of her friends drafted. Can she discover the purpose of her changed existence in time to protect herself and those around her? Find out as life after graduation gets that much more peculiar…




(Sponsored by the author)
Thanks to the author, we are offering  a print copy of PECULIAR,INC., as well as a Wilbanks Academy T-shirt! Sorry, giveaway open to US and Canada residents only for print. If you prefer digital copy is also available. Giveaway will run from July 24 until July 30,2013.




Thanks everyone for spending time with us and our guest today!





Author Julie Nelson will host her blog tour for Parenting With Spiritual Power from March 3rd through May 6th.  “I wish children came with an instruction manual!” How many times have we heard this lament by a frustrated or overwhelmed parent? Perhaps we have said these words (or thought them) ourselves. There are “how to” manuals for practically anything: installing a new faucet, building a remote control car, baking an apple pie, refinishing an antique chair, or assembling a bicycle. Is there a formula or a perfect manual for raising children? Yes! The scriptures.


Parenting with Spiritual Power

Here is a brief description of the book:

In Parenting with Spiritual Power, Julie Nelson encourages you to crack open the manual and examine the lives and parenting principles of scriptural mothers and fathers. Discover powerful examples from figures like Adam and Eve, Moses, and the Brother of Jared along with suggestions for personal application in this essential book.

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1462111688
  • ISBN-13: 978-1462111688


Meet the Author:

Julie K. Nelson is a wife and mother of five children, raising them in Illinois and now Utah. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Utah State University in marriage, family and human development. Her scholarly research and creative writing have been published in journals and anthologies, and she has won numerous state and national awards for her writing. Julie has enjoyed teaching children in public and private schools and currently teaches at Utah Valley University.  To learn more about the author, visit Julie’s website here:


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MEET THE AUTHOR: (from the author’s website)

Lee Harmon lives in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, and blogs at The Dubious Disciple. He grew up in Oregon, in a strict Christian home surrounded by fundamental Bible beliefs. He is the author of Revelation: The Way It Happened and John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened. Here he relates his spiritual journey in his own words:

I will always appreciate my upbringing as a Christian. Christianity remains my heritage. I embrace it, and the standards and morals I learned as a child have served me well. I sincerely hope I have passed on to my children the same Christian traits my parents showed to me.

However, most Christians learn to draw a line somewhere–a line which separates the saved from the damned. The people on one side of the line are alive, the others dead. Now, this doctrine may be true on one level. I have observed that, on average, Christians (not to the exclusion of adherents to other belief systems equally capable of enhancing life with added meaning) live happier, healthier, more well-balanced and more satisfied lives. Yet, beneath this utopia lie the many horrible atrocities of the Christian God, the God we read of in the Old Testament. How can these be reconciled? Then along came the teachings of holy books such as Revelation and Matthew, detailing how the saved will frolic in heaven while the damned suffer horrific torment forever in hell. Not a mere temporary punishment for sins, mind you, this lasts for ever and ever! Good Christians learn to turn their thoughts, and dwell on the positive, doing their best to ignore this evil, but a time arrived for me when I no longer could do this. As a strong Bible believer, I entered a period, maybe ten years ago, of severe depression. I understood clearly from the scriptures that “few there be that are saved,” and I would shuffle down the street, staring into the eyes of people I knew would suffer the vengeance of God forever. That man parking his car with the bumper sticker that says,The meek will inherit the earth–after we’re through with it. Off to the hot place. The woman walking toward me pushing a baby stroller and teetering from a few too many beers. The fires of hell for her, certainly. Probably for the baby, too. Life became a cruel joke, eternity much worse.

My Christian sect discouraged me from reading any religious literature except the Bible. Only the Bible contained the Holy Word of God. But the time came when I had to know the truth. Was God an evil tyrant, happily condemning most of his creation to hell? I purchased books (carefully hiding them from my family at first) and began my own fevered study into the scriptures, accumulating bookshelves of Christian and other religious material, biblical archaeology, historical research, cosmology, eschatology, and studies of life after death. For years, I engulfed my life with this quest, and my library can hardly contain my research, of which I devoured every word. Who or what is God, really? A childish promoter of rape, genocide, and eternal hellfire? Or the God of Jesus, filling us with love, kindness, and compassion?

To make a long story short, my understanding of the “infallibility of the scriptures” evolved, and I began to discover human traits within the writers of the Bible. However inspired, man’s motives, opinions, and limited understanding began to flicker through. Strangely, my appreciation for the Bible grew even more! What a miraculous creation, chronicling the growing up of the Hebrew nation and their search for God! I look forward to sharing this discovery with you.

May your heart be gladdened, and may you embrace the mystery of whatever truly happens after this life.

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———- “He didn’t come.”

The old man blinked and said nothing.

“He’s not coming back for us, is he? The Temple will never be rebuilt.”

“Matthew, you must write again. You must write a new gospel. I will give you the words.”


Thus begins the sequel to the bloody dreams of Revelation’s Armageddon. Inside these pages lives a love story set aright.


About 15 years after Revelation, a second, very different, work attributed to John the Apostle was published. It is the year 95, and Matthew, son of Samuel, is 28 years old. This book continues my first story, Revelation: The Way it Happened. Our task this time, however, will be much more complex than for Revelation, since we lack the historical clues required to settle on a determinative interpretation of the Gospel of John. We will be forced to dig deeper this time around, if we are to unearth John’s meaning.

Few people learn to read and interpret the Bible the way it was written: As a collection of individual writings compiled over hundreds of years, each having a unique agenda and expressing a unique opinion. As you read my book, I want you to consider an important question: What happens if we pull the Gospel of John out from under the shadow of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and grant John’s author a mind of his own? What will he have to say?

Careful reading of the Gospel will uncover an underlying thesis. John’s purpose is to show that, in some mysterious way, Jesus Christ is God Himself! In the flesh! God did return to earth as the prophets promised, and the new age has begun!

John’s Gospel is no less about the end times than Revelation, but with a new emphasis. Scholars call John’s perspective realized eschatology, a promise that the golden age has arrived, and is ours for the grasping.

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  • Paperback: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Langdon Street Press (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938008421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938008429

Genre: Education/Christian Book & Bible/Reference

Series: A Dubious Disciple Book

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.


JOHN’S GOSPEL: THE WAY IT HAPPENED by Lee Harmon is an interesting Christian Book & Bible/Reference/Educational. It is “A Dubious Disciple Book” and the sequel to “Revelation: The Way It Happened”. What an interesting concept on the Gospel of John.

“A collection of individual writings,compiled over a thousand years,with the author of each one expressing his unique opinion.”

The author has interwoven fiction with fact in his account of the Gospel of John. It is brilliantly written, although, you may not agree with all his assessment. He has woven scriptures throughout,the story is told from various points of view and opinions,as the story progresses. Very interesting,educational and thought provoking. You will have to read “John’s Gospel” and find your own opinion. I would recommend this title to anyone who enjoys Biblical gospel,historical events,religious studies and anyone interested in a very good read. The author has written a vivid account and added characters to make the Gospel of John seem you are there. We often forget the Bible was written based on real life accounts,by real life people who struggled,fought oppression and came through years before our time. What a lesson we can and have learned. A blessing! Received for an honest review from the publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews/My Book Addiction and More



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