Monday, December 5, 2011

Taste and See that the Lord is GOOD

Taste and See, A Sampling of First Chapters by John 316 Marketing Network Authors [Kindle Edition]

This is a new book to read that is really the beginning of 58 books! How cool is that?
Lorilyn Roberts has gathered 58 first chapters from the Christian authors of the John 3:16 Marketing Network. The chapters are include both fiction and nonfiction, many genres as well as inspirational and helpful!

Gold Earrings is included in this fabulous sampler of Christian books. Check it out on Amazon for $0.99 on Kindle at!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tuesday, November 15,  2011
 The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption
Deborah H. Bateman 

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A Daily-Bible-Reading Study of The Book of Ruth
By Deborah H. Bateman
Published by Christian Daily Resources

The Book of Ruth - A Story of Love and Redemption, is a Daily Bible Reading  Devotional and love  story from the Bible. Naomi and Ruth deal with  unbelievable loss and one-of-a-kind romance. Through their many trials, they learn to lean on  God and His sovereign will for their lives. Even though Ruth is a  Moabite, she decides to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to her  homeland of Judah, the Promised Land.

The two ladies travel back to Judah with nothing and are not sure how they  will survive, but they trust God to make a way for them. As you read The Book of Ruth, you will see the story unfold and see God's  provision for these two ladies.Reading The Book of Ruth will help you  recognize God's sovereignty and provision in your own life.
 What Others Are Saying 
The story of Ruth as highlighted in this book opens a new revelation  of God's hand at work. His grace is active in the life of those who  choose to obey in humility and commitment. The prayer at the end of each  lesson brings a challenge for all and ushers relevance to us today.
-- Janet Perez Eckles, author, Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta

Deborah sheds light on the truths in this inspiring book in the Bible.  I love that she showed the connection between Ruth and Boaz and Christ  and the church. Even though I've studied Ruth before, Deborah pointed  out several details that I hadn't known. It's amazing how God speaks  through His children. Deborah has a loving, humble heart for the Lord.  You can see her heart throughout the book. I am so happy for her first  release. I look forward to more books from Deborah in the future.
-- Amanda Beth, author, You Can Have a Happy Family

I appreciated the attention to detail, the explanation of the Hebrew  customs, and making the story relevant to my life so I could relate to  Naomi and Ruth. Each chapter ends with a rendering of the passage in the  King James Translation with a short, heart-felt prayer and study  questions for further reflection.
I also appreciated that the book is Biblically sound and concise and  written in a style that is easy to understand. The Book of Ruth - a Story  of Love and Redemption, would serve as a helpful study guide for women  of all ages.
-- Lorilyn Roberts, author, Children of Dreams, The Donkey and the King,  How to Launch a Christian Best-Seller Book, and founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network

Author Deborah Bateman does a great job of explaining the role of the  kinsman-redeemer in reclaiming the family of one who has died. She also  explains the relationships that are key in the story: 1) Ruth who loves  her mother-in-law so much that she leaves her own family and homeland  to care for Naomi in Bethlehem; 2) Boaz who marries Ruth as the  kinsman-redeemer; 3) God who honors the lineage of Boaz & Ruth by  becoming the ancestors of King David and eventually the Lord Jesus  Christ.
The Book of Ruth by Bateman is a tender and valuable study for a week  of looking into your own family relationships as well as your  relationship with God.
-- Diane Tatum, author, Gold Earrings

The author of this handy, easy-to-read volume, Deborah Bateman, has  captured the essence of this love in her first publication, The Book of  Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption.
Bateman begins each chapter with a simple expository, followed by the  Scripture verses  to which it refers. Writing it thus makes it easy for  the reader to remain in the book and not have to move from book to  Bible. This format also makes it easy to follow the Biblical record and  use it as a daily Bible reading. The prayer and thought for the day,  which concludes the chapter, enabled me to reinforce what I had just  read.
-- Yvonne Pat Wright, author, From Spice to Eternity

The Book of Ruth-A Story of Redemption by Deborah Bateman is a daily  Bible reading study of the book of Ruth. It is broken up into eight  chapters beginning with the loss of Naomi's husband and sons. Deborah  relates the story of Ruth in modern language and the reader is invited  to travel with Naomi and Ruth on their journey to Bethlehem.
--Theresa Franklin, author, Triumph Through Trial, Don't Forget Daddy,  Journey to Fulfillment, From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones, and A Sunny Tomorrow 

This Bible study of the Book of Ruth is more of a  reading guide, breaking the book into bite-size pieces for adults "on  the fly" who have time to read a bit but not do an in-depth study. It is  simply written, easy to read and follow.
--Carol Brown, author, The Mystery of Spiritual Sensitivity

  About the Author
The Author, Deborah H. Bateman, loves studying the Bible and is  dedicated to "Sharing God's Word". She is the Founder of Christian Daily  Resources, a Christian Online Ministry.
Deborah has a Daily Bible Reading Blog where she does a Daily Bible Study. This is where The Book of Ruth was started.

Deborah has learned to trust God through the many trials of her life.  She can relate to Naomi and Ruth's dependence on God to see them  through their life's experiences.

What Are the Benefits of Reading
The Book of Ruth A Story of Love and Redemption
You will be studying The Book of Ruth from the Bible.
You will enjoy a beautiful love story.
You will be reminded of God's provision in our lives.
You will see God's ultimate plan of salvation come into being.
You will see how God leads, guides and directs in our lives.
You will be encouraged in your walk with God.
You will see God's grace at work.
Your faith will increase from reading this book.
You will see God's hand of provision throughout this story.
You will get a clearer picture of God's sovereignty.
You will see how God brings different people into our lives.
You will learn about what a kinsman-redeemer is.
You will see God's blessings in Ruth's life.
You will be encouraged by reading The Book of Ruth.
You will learn how God provided for the salvation of humankind through the genealogy of Ruth.

 Again, for a sneak peek at all the free e-gifts you will receive if you purchase The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption  from on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, go to 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Amanda Stephan's Showcase for Lonely Hearts

Meet my writer friend, Amanda Stephan.
Author Bio:
     Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. She resides near Columbia, TN with her husband and children, three cats, one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book. 
     Out of love for her family and love for God, she finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts, is due for release at the end of October, 2011, and her Slade series was just picked up by TreasureLine Publishing.
      If you were to ask her to share one thing about herself that most people don't know, she'd have so many to choose from that she'd probably hesitate for a moment. Not quite a recluse, she's rather camera shy, doesn't like to be in the spotlight, and absolutely LOVES to have her feet tickled. But she would say her most interesting accomplishment is that she laughs like Scooby Doo.

You can usually find Amanda lurking in several online places at once like her 
Facebook fan page 

her Facebook author page
her website or 
or her personal blog
She told me several times when we met at Barnes & Noble of Murfreesboro, TN, "I am a wife and mom first." In addition to homeschooling her teenage daughter and son, she writes. Her latest romantic fiction is Lonely Hearts.

One lonely mother. Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors, and some very yummy apple pie!

When widow Becky Callis moves to a new town, she thought it would be easier to start over in a place where she's not reminded of her dead husband. Her kids on the other hand, take it as a chance to help their mother start over romantically. The only problem is, there seems to be quite a few eligible bachelors they can choose from! They soon realize it's easier to find someone to like their mother than it is to figure out which man is best for her.

Even though this handsome cowboy is younger than Becky, Scott makes his interest plain and starts courting her almost immediately to the delight of both kids.

Jack and Becky have been friends since childhood. When they're reunited years after their lives have taken very different paths, this lonely preacher begins to wonder if God has brought her back into his life for a reason. 

Pearce Morgan is a single parent raising his young daughter after his wife deserts them soon after Emily's birth. Divorced and disillusioned, an unlikely friendship arises between him and Becky when his shy daughter decides she loves Becky and her kids.
True love is harder than it looks!

Look for Amanda's book on Amazon on Nov. 1, 2011. Free egifts will be available when you buy Lonely Hearts on Nov. 1.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gold Earrings Book Launch on October 4

Exciting times for Gold Earrings! The John 3:16 Marketing Network is helping me with a Book Showcase Sept 29-Oct 3. This means that many members of the Network are blogging, tweeting, and Facebooking about Gold Earrings!
Even more exciting is the Book Launch on October 4! When people purchase Gold Earrings on  ( on October 4, they can receive many eGifts via my new website . How? Click on the link, fill out the contact form with your Amazon order number, and download the eGifts from my hidden page (accessible by those with a purchase order number)! If you haven't bought Gold Earrings yet, October 4 is a great opportunity to also sample several Christian authors for free!
These are absolutely exciting times for me! The publishing of Gold Earrings is the fulfillment of a lifetime hope and goal. More novels will follow. I covet your prayers and readership. Could Gold Earrings be #1 on Amazon on Oct. 4?!

What people are saying about Gold Earrings!

On Facebook
I really enjoyed this book! The characters are all real and struggle in their walk with God and his will for their lives! Plus, I really liked that the main character in this book overcame her family background. This book teaches tolerance and every person is responsible for their own walk with God!!

             Juanita Petty Holmes
Diane your book is so good I truly believe that Hallmark should use it for one of there movies... Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and can not wait for you next book to come out....
         Carly Rae Wells
OMG i absolutely love your book Mrs. Tatum! I haven't really been able to read it as much as I'd like to, but I'm about halfway through and I am loving every sentence!

On Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars Easy read, great story, September 16, 2011
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
This was a great story and a quick read. I read the whole thing in one night because I just couldn't put it down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Frontier town love story., September 21, 2011
Alice J. Piech (Hopkinsville, KY United States)
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
This is a good love story about trust and faith, set in a small frontier town. Recognizable characters interact to make the plot move right along. Very enjoyable and also uplifting.
5.0 out of 5 stars A blend of commitment tugged by love, September 27, 2011
By Inspirational Books (Orlando Fl)
This review is from: Gold Earrings (Perfect Paperback)
A blend of commitment tugged by love, a past interfering with romance and a longing for happiness In Gold Earrings serves the reader a flavor of God's power. His plans that prevail. His divine power to strengthen. To offer forgiveness and to triumph over human scorn.A delightful story of the tarnished past that turns to shining gold for the future.--Janet Perez Eckles, #1 bestselling author of Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear At God's Fiesta.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Marketing Gold Earrings

My life has been filled to overflowing with marketing Gold Earrings and some family drama.
One way I have been doing this is being involved with the John 3:16 Marketing Network. The network is a Christian family of writers who encourage, support, and pray for one another. It has helped me make new friends who know more about this marketing gig than I do.
Two ways we support each other are the Book Showcase and the Book Launch. The Showcase involves members featuring other members books on their blogs, twitter, web sites, etc. The Launch involves concentrated focus (24 hours) on Amazon to help Christian books reach best-seller status on one day. Writers offer eGifts to anyone who buys the book during the launch. These eGifts can be previews of their books, free books, special offers, and almost anything.
Gold Earrings begins a Showcase on September 29 and the Launch day is October 4. If you have read Gold Earrings, you can help by posting a review on Amazon, Facebook, twitter, etc. Books are available still from me, including the Special Edition Hardback which will never be for sale through anyone but me. Amazon is already selling my novel; Barnes and Noble has it for pre-order.
Thank you for all of you who have already read Gold Earrings and replied with such kind words. You can read reviews at the "What People Are Saying about Gold Earrings " on my new website . Pictures from the first book signing at Celtic Cup Coffeehouse in Tullahoma, TN are also posted there.
September 27 is Gold Earrings Release Date. A Summer in Oakville by Lisa Likel and Shellie Neumeier is being Launched on Amazon that day. October 11, Fit for Faith by Kimberly Payne is being launched. See her Launch Page at

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I'm a published book author!

My dining room/office is now full of books! In other words, Gold Earrings in now an actual published book! Once the proof copy went back to Tate Publishing, everything began to spin quickly to get Gold Earrings into print.
Plans for marketing include Facebook, Fan page on Facebook, book signings, email, postcards, John316 Marketing Network.
Join the fan page, MyFacebook friends, and this blog to stay in the loop.
I have posted the first 5 chapters of my new book A Time to Choose on
In Him,

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Proof Copy Is at the Publisher!

I have held the proof copy in book form!

I combed through the text and went English teacher on it! My publisher is probably shocked at the number of errors I found at this last opportunity to make corrections. Since I signed a content approval, only obvious errors (spelling, punctuation, etc.) will be changed at this point.

The ride has been amazing. The next trick is publication and marketing. I'm also scheduled to write a script for a book trailer for cable TV (like James Patterson has done)! I have a Facebook page for Gold Earrings.

I hope to have a book signing at Hastings and Celtic Cup in Tullahoma. It will be available as an e-book. It will be able to be ordered online from and Barnes and Noble.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gold Earrings Nearing Publication!

Today I received the digital proof layout of GOLD EARRINGS to proof. It's an amazing feeling to see my manuscript in book form, ISBN number, page numbers, etc.! Soon the cover and backmatter will also be laid out resulting in a proof copy to hold in my hand and PROOF!

The next steps are printing and marketing.

I can't believe this is finally happening!