Dear Sister, A Journey of Transformation in Fostering the Orphaned Heart by Cadey Fenn releases in July through Morgan James Publishing.
From the first draft I read of this book, I sensed the powerful messages within and felt God at work. I received such a blessing serving as the general editor, and I am so humbled Cadey Fenn felt confident enough to place her heart in my hands. From our first conversation, we moved from strangers to fast friends. Knowing I am still growing as a book editor, Cadey took a chance on me, and for that, I am forever grateful.
Direct from the author's acknowledgment page:
"Rita Halter Thomas, you are not just an editor. You have coached me, prayed over me, and pushed me forward in times I wanted to give up. The time I have spent with you, grueling over these pages and learning from your expertise, has been beyond anything I could have imagined. Your partnership took my manuscript and made it into something beyond my dreams. Your talent and dedication to Dear Sister have gone above and beyond. I am forever grateful, and now I see why God put us together."
Dear Sister is a raw and honest love story riddled with the brokenness of foster care, impossible love, immeasurable forgiveness, and surprising heart transformation—an incredible spiritual journey readers will come to realize relates to all of God’s adopted children. Sharing her experiences with loss, pain, and uncertain identity, Cadey Fenn’s writing shares a message of rebirth, joy, mercy, and faith. Dear Sister tells deeply personal, relatable stories that highlight how little humanity can know of God’s plan while reinforcing the benefit of trusting His good direction. One might expect Dear Sister to be a story about a foster child or orphaned children, but it’s more than that. Cadey Fenn is excited to remind readers that they are called to do impossible things—things that often seem reserved for those we consider heroes or “superhuman.” Whether someone is planning to become a foster parent or joining the church choir, Dear Sister breaks the belief that an individual’s purpose is inconsequential or limited, encouraging believers to discover and embrace God’s plan for their life.
Spiritual Warrior Woman: Pray by Dr. Angela Ruark with the Sisterhood of Prayer Warriors released in May.
What a blessing to be the general editor and contributing author of this amazing 40-day devotional by Stand Firm Books! Spiritual Warrior Woman: Pray is filled with real-life stories from true spiritual warrior women.
From the acknowledgment page of her book, this is what the author had to say:
"Rita Halter Thomas, what a triple blessing it has been to work with you on this book. Not only did I end up with a wonderful editor and contributing writer, but I also gained a friend. Thank you for your encouragement and expertise. I look forward to future projects with you!"
A bit about the book and the author from Amazon:
"It's a battle...
Whether you are working hard to raise your children, care for your husband, facing a devastating diagnosis, dealing with incredible grief, pain, or just simply trying to make it through another day, you are not alone in your fight. These stories of actual women from the past and present will inspire and encourage you that in Jesus, our victory is assured. Within these pages, you will discover a field manual to help prepare and strengthen you for the spiritual battles we face every day (Ephesians 6:12). You’ll find examples of women from the Bible that discuss key principles of prayer and powerful testimonies of modern-day spiritual warrior women who live them out in their lives. You’ll also find Going Deeper sections from notable Christian women authors, including JoAnne Doyle, Beckie Lindsey, Caroline George, and Rita Halter Thomas, who take a more in-depth look. Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” Let us remember His words as we go to war for our families, ourselves, and for the salvation of others. The time is now—to get on our knees and fight!"
Dr. Angela Ruark is a writer, adjunct professor, and award-winning editor. She is an author in several award-winning math textbooks and the creator of a character education program e-book that has garnered an audience from all over the world.
Angela and her husband enjoy traveling, beekeeping, and the occasional cliff jumping.
Invincible is a 40-day devotional journey with an INVINCIBLE God. Through well-known Bible stories, history, and notable accounts, the reader is encouraged to stand firm on the Word of God, His promises, and His capabilities. He is more than sufficient for troubled times.
What a joy it was to partner with Jake McCandless, my friend, my former pastor, and now my co-author, to bring you this amazing spiritual journey. May it help you find the invincible faith that reflects our invincible God.
A young shepherd boy walked onto the plane, armed only with a sling and five stones, to face an undefeated giant; one warrior picked up a donkey's jawbone to defeat a 1,000, and a general led 300 men against an army of 135,000. Although each person was seemingly outnumbered and over-matched, they marched forward with a swagger and staggering confidence. A swagger to baffle the onlookers and odds-makers. A staggering confidence in their God who sent them. With unflinching stances, these, who appeared to be underdogs, walked away - each with a dominant and definite victory.
These men appeared invincible.
And they were invincible - not because of their own strength or ability, but because they belonged to and followed an Invincible God.
The same God you and I belong to and follow.
Therefore, like them and because of Him, we're invincible, too.
Invincible is published by Stand Firm Books and a part of Stand Firm Ministries. Learn more at www.standfirmministries.com
Spiritual Prepper: Tapping into Overlooked Prophecies to Prepare You for Doomsday
by Jake McCandless
“I am a full-time writer today because of Rita Thomas. Her editing of my manuscript for Spiritual Prepper got it picked up by an agent and big-time publisher. Her edits allowed my articles to be published on the largest Christian website in the world which is viewed by 8 million visitors a month. Rita’s background in the newspaper business will help you write tighter and more pointed than you think possible.” – Jake McCandless, Author
Jake McCandless is an award-winning author, speaker, former pastor, and founder of Prophecy Simplified and Stand Firm Ministries.
To learn more about Jake, this book, or his ministry, visit his websites at: www.prophecysimplified.com
If you would like to purchase your own copy of Spiritual Prepper, click HERE to be redirected to Amazon.
"I enjoy working with Rita [Halter] Thomas. Her inspired words gave me the courage to pen my story onto the written page for the first time.
Rita supports me in every step of the writing process. She encouraged me to keep writing, worked with me to write my book proposal, connected me to the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer's Conference, and introduced me to people who could help me take steps toward publishing.
I look forward to completing this process with Rita. She is always excited and willing to help. We are prayerfully committed to completing this book together." Lora Jones, Lora Jones Ministries
To learn more about Lora, her ministry, and her extraordinary story, visit her website at:
Song of a Wounded Heart published in March 2019.
I feel incredibly blessed to be involved in the early stages of Lora sharing her story with the world in her book. I am more deeply blessed God gave us a precious friendship with the Jones family so many years ago, and to call her my friend.
Lora speaks publically and often speaks at ladies' retreats and conferences. Her seminary education, ministry service, and the gift of telling stories make a wonderful combination that truly brings the Bible to life. To learn more about Lora Jones and Lora Jones Ministries, you may visit her website at: https://www.lorajones.org/.