Book Look – Sale!


Okay, Sara here. 🙂 I want to share with you some of my favorite books as of late!

Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my “things I’m thankful for” list every year. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2016 and am thankful for. (Well, five-ish books… some were series!)

  1. Do Hard Things, by Alex and Brett Harris: Also known as a ‘teenage rebellion against low expectations’, this non-fiction book was very encouraging and challenging! I highly suggest it!
  2. Counted Worthy, by Leah E. Good: Heather Stone is a 17 year old girl in a futuristic America where religion is punishable by death. Can she get the truth into the open in time to save her dad?  I was thankful to be able to share it with my sister and mom, even though my mom doesn’t usually like this kind of book, she definitely enjoyed this one!
  3. Ilyon Chronicles, by Jaye L. Knight: I really enjoyed this series character pacing and variety, and it’s deepness. I’m looking forward to when the next one comes out!
  4. Destiny Trilogy, by Sarah Holman: This really fun adventure of Rebellion to win back the galaxy for the true king starts out with one unsure girl. I have enjoyed reading through all of Sarah Holman’s books, however, and they come in lots of fun variety from American Revolution historical fiction to modern-day fairy tales.
  5. Blades of Acktar, by Tricia Mingerink: Lieth was and has been a weapon since a yougn age. Is it possible that he is wrong? That his master is wrong? No, those thoughts are too dangerous… but they won’t leave! I am thankful for the wonderful person who utterly surprised me with the first book in the series as a gift.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to another great year of reading!

Speaking of more reading, here’s one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 25-28. There’s literally something for everyone. Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you. Don’t know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked “Sold Out” but if you click them open, you’ll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.



Book Look – Persecuted Believers and Worship



What she’s doing is dangerous, but she can’t resist it. Just one more Bible. It’s in reach and she knows people who need it. But then it all goes wrong, people she loves are in danger- big danger; and she has no way to stop the inevitable. Or does she? It’s risky… but it could change things for many other believers.

Leah E. Good, author of Counted Worthy Interview

Counted Worthy by Leah E. Good is about a teenager named Heather Stone, who smuggles Bibles in a futuristic America that has fallen apart. I and many people I know I really enjoyed this book, it’s adventure, and it’s faith… including people who don’t usually enjoy this kind of thing.



The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio was a book my youth pastor wanted me to read in order to be on our youth group’s worship team. At first I thought the book would be boring and talk about how worship is about God and not putting on a show, but I was wrong, This book changed my view on worship and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read it because it will/has helped me with leading worship on Sundays and at youth group. The main point of the book is that we are all worshipers and we are created to bring pleasure and glory to our Creator. We all have a desire to worship things because we were made to worship Him. Something I took away from this book is that we need to constantly be looking for ways to glorify Him. He wants us to talk to Him all day long and include Him in everything you do. If you are a worship leader or even a worshiper, I would definitely recommend this book for you.

Worship- The Air I Breath by Louie Giglio

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Leah E. Good, author of Counted Worthy Interview

Detailed Dialogue – Leah E. Good Interview

Leah E. Good is a daughter of God, lover of stories, homeschool graduate, and passionate orphan care advocate. She lives with her parents, brother, and Shetland Sheepdog in beautiful New England. But she also likes to write. Leah is the author of the book Counted Worthy, and hopefully many more to come. Please enjoy our interview with her!


thinklogo2What inspired you to write Counted Worthy?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nMy brain generates story ideas a lot faster than I can write them. One day I was playing around finding Bible verses that would make good story titles. When I looked at Acts 5:41, a story idea started forming alongside the title. Since I was working on a different book project at the time, I decided to just write a short story. That short story ended up being chapter one of Counted Worthy.


thinklogo2If there was one thing you wanted people to get out of your book, what would it be?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nThat’s a tough one! There are several big themes in Counted Worthy. When I started writing it, I wanted to engage people emotionally and make the trials of the persecuted church real to readers. I wanted them to not just be aware of persecution but to care about the individuals being persecuted.


thinklogo2Do you plan to write more books?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nYes! I had hoped to have another finished by now but adulthood struck, and I’ve been giving priority to working and figuring out my trajectory for the future. The current plan is to write a sequel to Counted Worthy. Writing a sequel is proving difficult for me, though, so I may try to get back into the swing of writing by working on a stand alone novel.


thinklogo2If there was one thing you thought was important for tween and teen girls to know about following God, what would it be?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nHmm. I’m barely out of the teen years myself, so I feel like I’m still figuring this out for my own life. As I’ve observed my peers, I have to say that the girls who are closest to God seem to be the ones who have a very personal relationship with him. Going through the motions of Christianity doesn’t equal effectively following God. We have to take time to be with Him, to learn what He cares about and make it what we care about, to allow Him to shape us and guide us and mold our dreams for the present and future. I’ve always been intrigued and inspired by Proverbs 25:2 which says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” Take time to sit at Jesus’ feet and search for the mysteries God has concealed!


thinklogo2Who is your favorite character in Counted Worthy and why?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nI almost always fall for a secondary character rather than the protagonist–both in books I read and books I write. In Counted Worthy, my long time favorite is Bryce. A lot of Bryce’s personality is based off my brother and how I imagine he’d react in a situation like the one in my story. Since my brother and I are very close, Bryce is an obvious favorite for me.


thinklogo2Aside from writing, what are some things you like to do or that you are passionate about?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nOrphan care is probably my biggest passion. About a year and a half ago, one of my friends introduced me to a friend of a friend who was living in India serving as a foster mom for twelve orphans there. That young lady recently returned to the United States, but I still stay in touch with the other young lady she was working with. Having that personal connection has been such a blessing to give me a way to participate in a ministry I care about. Besides that, I love teaching in homeschool settings when the opportunity arises. My favorite pastimes include going to museums, swimming, and trying new things.


thinklogo2What is your favorite scripture and why?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nJohn 14:27 has been my go-to verse for years. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” Remembering this verse helps me to refocus if I’m stressed or scared.


thinklogo2Throughout the book writing process, what is one way that you saw God’s hand in it all?


12744500_1682059575344092_3576977750834524872_nGod’s fingerprints are all over the entire process of writing and publishing Counted Worthy. The actual publishing stage was probably where His hand was most obvious. As I prepared to bring the book to print, I sent out several endorsement requests to prominent figures in the Christian community. When Brett Harris responded saying that he wasn’t sure he’d have time to read the manuscript or not, but he’d try to, I was elated. It was a total God thing that Brett ended up reading it quickly, liking it, and helping me through the process of gaining funding through Kickstarter and spreading the word to readers who really connected with the story and were blessed by it. It was (and continues to be) an amazing experience.

Thank you, Leah!

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