January 2015 Posts

Thriller About Isis Threat to U.S., Israel, & Arab Allies Becomes No. 4 Best-Selling Novel in Nation

“The Third Target” by Joel C. Rosenberg also hits every major best-seller list.

Carol Stream, Ill.— Tyndale House Publishers has announced that Joel C. Rosenberg’s newest novel, The Third Target, which released January 6, 2015, has earned inclusion on every major national best sellers list, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and The USA Today. The Third Target’s inclusion on The New York Times list marks the tenth time that a Rosenberg fiction novel has made the prestigious best sellers list, in addition to five of his books making the non-fiction list.

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The Third Target, a fictionalized account of a New York Times foreign correspondent learning that ISIS had captured a cache of weapons inside Syria, debuted at No. 4 on the Publishers Weekly fiction best sellers list (PW uses actual book sales per Nielsen BookScan) for the week ending Jan. 11, 2015, and cracked the top 10 again this past week at No. 10.

The Third Target’s best seller rankings on national fiction lists are as follows:
Publishers Weekly (based on BookScan numbers): debuted at No. 4 on Jan. 12, 2015; No. 10 on Jan. 19
The Wall Street Journal (based on BookScan but includes children’s books): debuted at No. 6 on 1/12/2015
The New York Times (based on its own proprietary formula): debuted at No. 14 on 1/25/2015
The USA Today (includes non-fiction and fiction soft and hardcover): debuted at No. 21 on 1/8/2015

The sales of Rosenberg’s books were buoyed by an extensive marketing and PR campaign. Rosenberg was featured in interviews on FOX News’s “Huckabee,” CBN’s “The 700 Club,” and Sean Hannity’s nationally syndicated radio show. The book was advertised on such shows as Rush Limbaugh’s top-rated national radio show, The Drudge Report, theBlaze.com, World Net Daily, FoxNews.com, Sean Hannity, and CBN’s “The 700 Club.”

In addition to Rosenberg’s media appearances, he also spoke about the book and current events in the Middle East at the following churches: Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas; Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif.; Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, Calif.; Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas; and Calvary Baptist Church in New York, NY.

Joel C. Rosenberg is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels—The Last Jihad, The Last Days, The Ezekiel Option, The Copper Scroll, Dead Heat, The Twelfth Imam, The Tehran Initiative, and The Damascus Countdown—and five nonfiction books, Epicenter, Inside the Revolution, Implosion, Israel at War, and The Invested Life, with nearly 3 million copies sold. The Ezekiel Option received the Gold Medallion award as the “Best Novel of 2006” from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Joel is the producer of two documentary films based on his nonfiction books. He is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus” with food, clothing, medical supplies, and other humanitarian relief. As a communications advisor, Joel has worked with a number of U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Steve Forbes, Rush Limbaugh, Natan Sharansky, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Kid Talk Tuesday: Enter our Faith that Sticks and Happy Day Book Giveaway!

We just wanted to send out a reminder that there’s still time to enter our Faith that Sticks and Happy Day Books Giveaway!

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Tony Dungy Giveaway: Enter to win a set of Uncommon books!

For years Tony Dungy has been challenging his readers to lead an uncommon life in books like Uncommon, and the One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge. Later, Tony and his wife Lauren gave the challenge to have an uncommon marriage in their books Uncommon Marriage and the Uncommon Marriage Adventure. Today our challenge to you is to help us spread the word about these fantastic life changing books.

Between now and February 8th you can enter to win all of these great Uncommon books (pictured below)! When you enter using the form below you can also share to earn extra entries!


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Slaying the Debt Dragon Giveaway!

If you’re in debt, there is hope.

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Are your finances getting out of control? Have you made mistakes with your money? Are you in more debt than you’d like to admit?

Cherie Lowe has been there. She and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt (did your jaw drop?). They hadn’t bought a yacht, blown it on designer clothes, or purchased a mansion. The small, everyday expenses of living just added up—until suddenly, the Lowes were being threatened by one dragon of a debt.

But through hard work and with God’s help, Cherie’s family vanquished this foe, one bill at a time. And you can too! In Slaying the Debt Dragon, Cherie shares how her war on debt made her financially free, strengthened her marriage, taught her children valuable money-management skills, and brought her whole family closer to God and one another. As you read her battle tales, you’ll be armed with the weapons you need to fight your own financial foes. With God, all things are possible—and your inspired happily ever after can begin today.

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On Books & Faith: Interview With Nancy I. Sanders

Be sure to check out the One Sentence Story books, now available.


What fuels your passion to help children learn to read?


My passion in life is to take as many people with me into heaven as I can. I want heaven to be crowded! It’s going to be the best party in the entire universe and I want everyone to be there, too.


As a children’s author, this means that I look constantly for ways to get kids to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. One of the best ways I’ve found to do this is to help children learn to read.


Once they learn to read, they can read the Bible. As they read the Bible, the Holy Spirit can work inside their hearts to convict them of their need for Jesus and bring them to a place where they will trust Jesus for their salvation. After that, their faith can grow stronger as they continue reading God’s Word.


It’s a domino reaction. If I help teach kids to read, it’s the first domino that will tip over and cause a chain of events that eventually equips them to read the Word of God and hopefully choose to know Jesus as their personal Savior.


You have two sons who are now grown. What tips can you share with other parents based on your experience during the formative years when your own children learned to read?


My husband Jeff (an elementary school teacher) and I love to make learning fun. So when our sons were learning to read, one thing we did was to play games! For one type, I drew a blank board game on a piece of paper with spaces to move from beginning to end. (I could photocopy this to use for a variety of different games.) On each different space of the board game, I wrote a different word I wanted my sons to learn to read. Our sons had fun decorating the games and choosing little toys to use as playing pieces.


As we played the game and moved our markers from space to space to space, we read each word together on the spaces. Not only were they motivated to read each word as they moved forward along the board, but each time we played the simple game again, they became more proficient at reading those words.


How did you get the idea to write One Sentence Storybooks?


Years ago I wrote a book that is still in print for teachers and homeschooling families to use with their students, 25 Read and Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families. It’s a bestseller for Scholastic Teaching Resources and has sold over a quarter million copies to date. This book has 25 reproducible little books that help teach children to learn to read stories that are just one sentence long. I’ve had teachers all over the nation tell me that they have their students use these books along their road to success with reading. I’ve even had older kids tell me that they loved using these books to learn how to read when they were in kindergarten or first grade.


As a Christian, I longed to bring this same successful learning concept and reading strategy into the hands of little ones in a way they could learn to read the Bible. Thus the One Sentence Storybooks was born.


One Sentence Storybooks is a unique set of ten little books that help children learn to read. What’s the secret of their success?


Studies have shown that children learn to read successfully using phonics (learning to sound out new words) and sight words (learning to recognize some words when they see them). In fact, Dr. Seuss based his book Cat in the Hat and his other beginning readers on this learning foundation. In One Sentence Storybooks, the repetitive text uses very simple words children can sound out such as “sad” and “came” and adds in words children can identify by looking at pictures such as “star” and “kings”—all while reading Bible stories! It’s a win-win combination that helps young children build confidence and experience success along their reading journey as well as their journey of faith.

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Nancy I. Sanders is the author of One Sentence Storybooks. You can visit her at her website, www.nancyisanders.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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