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2018 Crazy4Fiction Gift Guide

To help you complete your holiday shopping list, the Crazy4Fiction team put together the 2018 Gift Guide. With these suggestions, you can feel confident in giving the best book to everyone on your list.

Scroll through the slideshow below to see what books might fit even the most hard to …

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Road Trippin’ with Tyndale and Francine Rivers: Stop #13

Welcome to Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt! We’re so happy you are here. To participate, collect the key words through all 13 stops in order, so you can enter to win our grand prize giveaway!

Some details:

  • The adventure begins on Wednesday, August 1. You’ll have two weeks
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    Behind the Book: The Story of Five Days in Skye

    A guest blog post by Five Days in Skye author Carla Laureano

    When I pitched the idea of my debut romance novel, Five Days in Skye, at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in 2012, the idea of a Christian contemporary romance set in Europe was a fairly unusual …

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    Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt!

    Tyndale Fiction’s Road Trip Scavenger Hunt has begun! To participate, collect the key words through all 13 stops in order, so you can enter to win our grand prize giveaway.

    Some details:

  • The adventure begins on Wednesday, August 1. You’ll have two weeks to make your way through all
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    An Inside Look at Engraved on the Heart

    -A guest blog post by Engraved on the Heart author Tara Johnson-

    The spark of the idea for Engraved on the Heart began when our family visited Savannah, Georgia. I was entranced with the history and charm of the town. Secrets seemed to ooze out of every corner.

    The first …

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    Freedom in Forgiveness

    Maybe you have faced this scenario before: You say something without thinking and end up hurting someone you love. I have—many times—and have needed to ask forgiveness from people I care about. Doing that can be hard, even when I’m in the wrong. It requires humility and a recognition that …

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    The Family Connection in Things I Never Told You

    -A guest post by Things I Never Told You author Beth K. Vogt-

    My books are often sparked by a question that captures both my heart and my mind. For Things I Never Told You, that question was Is family worth fighting for?

    And oh, what a family you …

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    When God Calls Us to the River

    -A guest blog post by Before I Saw You author Amy K. Sorrells-

    When I first felt God nudging me to write a contemporary story about Jochebed, Moses’ birth mother, I could not have felt more unqualified.

    I’ve never given up a child.

    I have no experience with crisis pregnancy …

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    The Gray Area of Gun Control

    In light of the Florida school shooting, Tyndale author Heidi Chiavaroli considers, “What would Jesus do in such a time as this? I wonder if He would cling to the Second Amendment more than He clings to the second commandment?” Here is an excerpt from her article published in The

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    Brave Enough to Heal

    Do you know anyone who attends a twelve-step program like AA or Celebrate Recovery to address an addiction? These people have learned that healing is not easy peasy. They’ve taken faltering steps to enter the basement of a church or community building to admit they need God’s help to move …

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    Food for Thought: How Food and Fiction Bring Us Together

    As a culture, we are obsessed with food. We love our cooking shows, enjoy eating out in new and adventurous restaurants, and try new recipes galore.

    And why shouldn’t we love food? Food has the ability to bind strangers together, strengthen families, heal our bodies, and create great memories and …

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    Resolving to Handle New Year’s Resolutions Differently: Making Resolutions with God

    Here we are, standing on top of a new year, the future months waiting as unrevealed opportunities. What are your hopes for the New Year? Do you long to become a different person? Do you wrestle with any lingering behaviors or past downfalls that continue to haunt you? Would you …

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    Longing for Home over the Holidays—Thoughts on Finding Home in a Good Book

    “When you lay me down to die / I’ll open up my eyes on the skies I’ve never known / In the place where I belong / And I’ll realize His love is just another word for Home.” 

    ~ Songwriter Andrew Peterson, “Lay Me Down”

    As the holidays approach, the …

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    Unexpected Masterpieces—How God Uses Creativity

    No one doubts Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5 or Les Misérables or The Lord of the Rings are deserving of creative masterpiece status. But creativity and masterpieces come sometimes in unexpected forms. Often people say, “I don’t have a creative bone in my body,” but most likely these folks are not …

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    NaNoWriMo – Are You Taking the Challenge?

    What’s NaNoWriMo, some of you may ask? It stands for National Novel Writing Month. Yup. People write 50,000-word novels in a month. Not yours truly, but some crazy, die-hard, devoted, energetic writers—like Sarah Rubio, an editor for children and nonfiction at Tyndale House.

    Sarah is a NaNoWriMo

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    A Favorite Christmas Memory by Francine Rivers

    Morning, Crazy4Fiction friends! With the holidays upon us, we are reflecting on what this time means and some precious moments that make this time so special. Francine Rivers is on the blog today sharing one of her most prized memories from this special time.


    A friend asked me what

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    Thanksgiving Preparations: Thoughts on Comfort Food by Francine Rivers

    Happy Monday, readers! During this season of thankfulness, we thought it might be fun to share some fun comfort food recipes from novelist Francine Rivers as well as some of my favorites. Share your favorite holiday treats in the comments below!


    Certain foods bring back wonderful family memories of …

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    Making Amends: Things to Ponder from Francine Rivers

    As we begin final preparations for Thanksgiving next week, we must also prepare to see loved ones from near and far. Often times, this task comes with baggage; whether as a result of past hurts, miscommunication, or, contrasting personalities, stresses can run high around the holidays as we each try

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    War Room the Movie Releases to Acclaim! #BookGiveaway

    Those of us who work in the Christian book industry are continuously immersed in media about the latest Christian media hit, whether that be a novel, a nonfiction piece, or even a major motion picture. At Tyndale House #Crazy4Fiction, we are very fortunate to work with many film houses on …

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    Janice Cantore #BehindtheScenes: An Author and Veteran Police Officer’s View

    Hey there, readers! We are so excited to be chatting on the blog today about Janice Cantore’s latest novel, Drawing Fire. Janice’s 22 years on the Long Beach police force allow her to bring a special authenticity to her romantic suspense novels.

    On Janice’s blog, she shares her …

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    Don’t Take Me Out to the Ball Game: How (Not) Playing Sports Builds Character— Author Jake Smith on Values

     Today we welcome debut author Jake Smith onto the blog as he shares with us a little on his family, sports, and what it all means to him. Don’t forget to scroll down below for a prize packed giveaway including his debut novel, Wish.


    Take Me Out to …

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    Christian Fiction Updates!

    Right now there are lots of exciting things happening in the world of Christian fiction. Here’s a recap of a few of the recent goings-on from some great blogs and organizations.


    Rachel McRae from the LifeWay blog on Randy Singer’s intriguing new novel, The Advocate

    Top Christian fiction author …

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    Perfect Books for Mother’s Day

    Happy Friday!

    With Mother’s Day only a few days away, it can be hard to think of that perfect gift to get the woman in your life to tell her how special and appreciated she is. If you’re still searching for a gift, look below for a few suggestions of …

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    What’s Happening Wednesday: What’s on YOUR bookshelf?

    As I work at a publishing company, it will come as no surprise that my bookshelves are constantly bursting at the seams with Christian fiction.

    But even so, every time a new book gets in, our team always hurries over to the new book cube (duly nicknamed “the birthing cube,” …

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