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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Welcome Lisa Harris and Blood Covenant

Please interact with our guest authors by answering the question they provide.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


LISA HARRIS is an award-winning author who has over twenty novels and novella collections in print. She and her husband, Scott, along with their three children, live near the Indian Ocean in Mozambique as missionaries. As a homeschooling mom, life can get hectic, but she sees her writing as an extension of her ministry which also includes running a non-profit organization. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.” (Proverbs 31:8)

When she’s not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com or her blog at http://myblogintheheartofafrica.blogspot.com. For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit www.theECHOproject.org.

BLOOD COVENANT (Mission Hope Series) today!
by Lisa Harris
Published by Zondervan

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the explosive first pages, Lisa Harris weaves a tale of heart-stopping suspense and adventure with her second book in the Mission Hope Series. When fighting erupts between government forces and renegade Ghost Soldiers deep within the Republic of Dhambizao, thousands are forced to leave their homes. Dr. Paige Ryan, who works with Volunteers of Hope International, is sent to lead a team to set up a refugee transit site---where the immediate needs for shelter, water, sanitation, and food are critical. Nick Gilbert, a bush pilot for Compassion Air, joins the team to help fly supplies in and out of the area. With the refugee camp already experiencing overcrowding, raids, and uprisings, a group of American mountain climbers is attacked by the Ghost Soldiers. Paige's medical team responds immediately, rescuing survivors and taking them into the camp. When it's discovered that one of the trekkers is carrying an infectious disease, the harrowing conditions of the camp are forgotten. In desperate need of vaccines and the Ghost Soldiers blocking the only road out until their demands for amnesty are met, it won't be long before the disease is out of control ... and there is nowhere to run.

BOOK TRAILER


Blood Covenant Book Trailer from Lisa Harris on Vimeo.

Readers, buy your copy of BLOOD COVENANT (Mission Hope Series) today!

AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR FEATURE AUTHOR

As writers, we have the amazing job of taking pen and paper and creating three-dimensional characters who we hope will entertain, motivate, and inspire the world. But have you ever stopped and really thought about how powerful your words can be?

In the Bible, James talks about how difficult it is to tame the tongue, because from it flow words that both praise and curse. Words can express love and hatred. They can convey frustration, excitement, joy, pain and a multitude of other emotions.

As a writer, I’ve been struck over and over about the very real power of the written word. A couple of years ago, I was sitting in the Joburg airport in South Africa, waiting for a flight back to the States and started talking to the woman next to me. She began sharing with me about a novel that had completely changed her life.

She was a flight attendant for Delta and because of this book’s impact, she had just spent some time in Africa working with an orphan program (one of many trips), speaking to one of Nelson Mandela's representatives, and had even gotten Delta involved in the project. Her husband was flying in and out of Sudan as a pilot and staying extra time to work as a humanitarian there as well. As an author who wants to entertain, but also use words to challenge, inspire, and change lives, I was struck by just how powerful a "fiction" story can be.

As I promote Blood Covenant, a suspense novel set in an African refugee camp, I continue to find people who are not willing to just become "aware" of these issues facing our world, but who are finding ways to get involved in grass roots movements. This in turn will change the world we live in!

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Thank you, Lisa, for sharing with us today.

Guest Question: As a reader, is there a book (fiction or non-fiction) you’ve read lately that has inspired you, motivated you, or perhaps even changed your life?

ENTRY RULES Readers, leave your email address (name at domainname dot com/net) along with your answer to the question for your chance to win a FREE autographed copy of the book above. If you do not answer the question, and your email address isn't provided, you will not be entered.

This week, the contest is open to US/Canada residents only.

10 comments:

Jaime said...

Yeah! Another Lisa Harris book! I loved the first one :)

The latest book I've read that's inspired me is by Stuart Brisco called "Time Bandits" - it's how to prioritize Christ in your life and seeking after the Kingdom in a world where it's hard to make stuff secondary.

Loved it!!
jaimejosundsmo (at) gmail (dot) com

Jordyn Redwood said...

Loving our Kids on Purpose by Danny Silk is turning around my parenting style in a good way.

Pat Iacuzzi said...

Besides the Bible, it has to be Jane Eyre (humble as it is) I read it early on in life, and Jane's courage and integrity had an impact on me. Also, I got "Liberty's Promise" YAY!! Would also love to win Lisa's book!

Bonnie Leon said...

I recently read "Reborn to be Wild" by Ed Underwood. It's a non-fiction book full of wonder and practical ways to recharge our walk with the Lord. We need to impact our world!

BK said...

I just finished War & Peace and I thought it was inspiring because of Tolstoy's grasp of the bizarre workings of the human mind. Our many nuances, if you will.

Linda said...

I just blogged on Words by Ginny Yttrup. That is a book anyone who has known someone that has suffered abuse should read. The ending is fantastic!!!

Would Love to win Lisa's book. Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Jan Marie said...

Two books that I have read recently that greatly inspired me and caused me to reevaluate my walk with Christ are Rooms by James Rubart and Red Ink by Kathi Macias. Both very different but very powerful books.

Would love to read Lisa's book too - it sounds like another motivating book.

janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

squiresj said...

I think it has been some time since I read one of your books. I would love to win this one and read it.
I am reading a book called "When Hurt Runs Deep" by Kay Arthur. I needed it so badly because of all the hurt I am dealing with because of rejection by my Church Board when God called me and they refuse to let me follow that call.
It is helping me walk through the hurt but I have times yet that I struggle with it.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

by Pegg Thomas said...

The most recent book I've read that had a life changing moment for me was "Heading Home" by John Robinson. It made me look at how I approached prayer and what I expected from God when I prayed. It challenged me to live what I know to be true. That's a lot for one book to do!

twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

Lisa Harris said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I loved reading through your responses! It always amazes me how books, both fiction and non-fiction can impact our lives.

Be blessed today!