Book Promo Feature – The List of Five by J. Scott Sharp

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome J. Scott Sharp to the blog! He’s here to share about his book, The List of Five. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two.

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A normal kid
Thirteen year-old Richie Lyons is spending the summer hanging out with
his friends, playing games and unaware that his world is about to come
apart.

A list of names

He awakens in the morning of his thirteenth birthday with a list of
names pounding through his skull, a list that contains the names of
those he cares about most. As the hours go by, he has frightful visions
of a fire threatening the lives of his family whenever he touches them

A mystery unfolds
The more he discovers about the list, the less he understands. From a
near abandoned shopping mall where a sinister cult begins to unfold a
terrifying destiny, to the local arcade where Richie confronts his own
ominous fate, Richie finds it may be too late for himself and everyone else that he loves.

A certainty revealed
Richie discovers he may have to grow up much faster than he ever wanted to grow. There is somethingvery wrong with his visions, and there is something about the list that could mean the end of everything.

The List of Five is available at:

Amazon

 

Author Bio

J. Scott Sharp has been writing for much of his considerable life, but only just now decided to take it seriously at 47. This makes him a little crazy. At least his wife Marti and his two dogs, Sumo and Tnur think so.

He has his Associates degree in psychology, which qualifies him for nothing except understanding what you’re thinking. At least he likes to think so. He also thinks he understands what you’re feeling, but that’s a whole other problem.

He lives in Arizona where he splits his time between watching TV on DVD, working, and writing. His hobbies include stage and close-up magic and reading until his eyes won’t stay open. Closed eyes make it harder to do stage magic, but he tries.

He is the author of short stories Not Even There, Three Blackbirds, and Cold-blooded

The List of Five is his first novella.

 

You can reach out to J. Scott Sharp at:

 Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Blog

Book Promo Feature – God Every Day by Mike Lutz

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Mike Lutz to the blog. He’s here to share about his book, God Every Day. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up  a copy.

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God Every day picBook blurb: 

 In his dynamic daily devotional, God Every Day, pastor and author Mike Lutz provides readers with a spiritually energizing and uplifting start to their day. God Every Day is a contemporary and practical daily devotional that will have you waking up eager to hear from God.

Each day’s devotion is filled with solid, in-depth teaching from God’s Word.It is the perfect place to find hope and encouragement in today’s harsh world. God Every Day provides insightful wisdom on such topics as: How to keep your faith strong in hard times. How to raise godly children. How to serve God faithfully. How to live a joy-filled life.

In addition, unlike other devotionals, God Every Day takes a special look at Christmas with twenty-five holiday devotions that will bless each reader. Experience the joy of Christmas like never before as you appreciate the birth of Christ from the various perspectives of those who were associated with His divine birth.

God Every Day can be purchased:

Amazon  |  B&N  |  Mike’s Website  |  Christian Books

  

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Mike Lutz photo 1BIO:

Mike was born in New York and grew up mainly in Connecticut. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Psychology and several years later graduated from CC School of Pastoral Ministry.

Mike’s working career began with his first job at a golf course in Connecticut picking of golf balls on the driving range. Eventually Mike progressed both on the job and with his golf game and become the Assistant Golf Professional.

After an invitation by a friend Mike switched jobs and began working in the Restaurant business where he would soon find another passion, cooking. As a Head Chef for nearly 9 years Mike was excelling and even had some of his culinary creations featured on the LA News.

But, after volunteering in ministry for many years Mike finally left the restaurant business for full time ministry. Having served in several pastoral positions from Youth pastor to Senior Pastor it was during Mike’s time as a Senior Pastor that he began to feel that God was leading him to pursue writing. Now having finished his second book Mike has started working on his third book, which will be his first work of fiction. (More info to come)

Mike lives in Southern California with his wife Colette. He enjoys surfing, golfing, playing guitar, and taking walks with his Beagle.

Mike can be found:

Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  

Goodreads  |  LinkedIn  

 

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EXCERPT: 

January 1

God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them. (Genesis 1:27–28)

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New Beginnings

A New Year often means considering the good and the bad from the previous year and looking forward with expectancy and hope to a bright future in the year to come. Since the beginning of time, no one in all of existence could have had a brighter future than God’s first human representatives, created in His divine image: Adam and Eve. What a beginning!

After all, this was the first day of the first year of human existence. The day had to be bright and sunny in that garden of perfection. As the sun reflected a beautiful array of colors all around the garden and the fresh fragrance of a new creation, like that fresh scent after a rain, filled the air, all of creation must have been singing in perfect harmony with mankind and God. A perfect oneness existed that day as the pleasures of a pure paradise and the fullness of such majestic splendor lay ahead of God’s human representatives. Mankind, at that moment, was full of heavenly potential and unlimited possibilities.

At the beginning of a New Year, like at the beginning of Creation, every child of God is full of heavenly potential and unlimited possibilities.

Notice that before God gave His mission to mankind, He first gave mankind a special blessing (Imagine how beautiful that first blessing upon mankind must have been!). The blessing was personal, filled with the utmost love, care, and compassion. God blessed His crowning achievement before mankind embarked on the greatest journey in the entire universe: life. God was the initiator of this blessing upon mankind and therefore displays to us that God’s nature and His desire is to bless humanity. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, so His nature and desire to bless humanity is the same today just as was His nature and desire were that incredible first day in the Garden of Eden.

God wants to bless you this year, and you should see the gift of a new year as the gift of a new beginning from Him. Entering a new year is like standing in the garden, looking at a new creation that lay ahead. Today is a beautiful day and a new chance to worship God as never before; a chance to see Him in a bright new light; a chance to see the wonder and majesty of our Creator through fresh eyes; a chance to serve Him as never before; and a chance to worship Him with garden simplicity this next year. What better way to start off your new year than to begin as creation began, with a blessing from our Creator! He knows us because He made us; therefore He is uniquely qualified to bestow a blessing of immeasurable depth upon His people.

Before taking another step into the future of this year, stop and ask God to bless the days ahead with all the hope and promise and potential that awaited Adam and Eve, and pray that you may walk in a way that reflects the image of our Creator.

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