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This week on Amish Wisdom we’ll be talking about two very different topics! The first half hour we’ll be checking in with Dan Walsh about the new series he’s co-writing with Gary Smalley. We’ll discuss how marriage is portrayed in fiction and how story can help encourage and edify a readers’ marriage. Then during the second half hour, Melissa K. Norris will be talking about homesteading. What is homesteading? What does it look like to homestead today? We’ll also look at the reasons behind this trend’s popularity. Should be an interesting show.

Both Dan and Melissa are giving away a copy of their books. Leave a comment HERE (or email ckrumm@litfusegroup.com if you are having a problem with the comment box). Winner will be notified next week via email.

More about Dan: Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of several books, including The Discovery and The Reunion. He has won three Carol Awards, and two of his novels were finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year for 2011 and 2012. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel. Visit Dan’s website to learn more about him and his other books. www.danwalshbooks.com.

More about The Dance: Jim Anderson is a successful businessman, and his wife, Marilyn, is the perfect wife. And why wouldn’t she be? He gives her everything she needs. That’s why Jim never expected to come home one day and find Marilyn gone.

After 27 years of marriage, Marilyn has had enough of feeling unloved and neglected. She wants to experience some measure of happiness before she’s too old to enjoy it, even signing up for dance lessons, something Jim would never do. What will it take for Jim to finally become the man Marilyn needs him to be?

Combining the literary talents of bestselling author Dan Walsh and the relationship expertise of bestselling author Gary Smalley, The Dance is the first novel in The Restoration Series. Readers will get caught up in these flawed but sincere members of the Anderson family as they rediscover genuine love and start a transformation that ultimately affects all of them.

More about Melissa: Melissa K. Norris is a Christian fiction author, newspaper columnist, and author of her award winning blog at www.melissaknorris.com.

She found her own little house in the big woods, where she lives with her husband and two children in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.

Her books and articles are inspired by her family’s small herd of beef cattle, her amateur barrel racing days, and her forays into quilting and canning–without always reading the directions first.

More about Homesteading Today: Do you long for the simpler times of yesteryear?

Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home grown meals?

Does your heart silently cry for a quiet place in this fast paced life?

In Pioneering Today-Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, author Melissa K. Norris explains practical and easy methods to cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprint in your everyday busy life. You’ll learn how to:

Decrease your grocery and energy bill

Improve your family’s health by cooking from scratch and over 40 delicious recipes

Grow and preserve your own food

Reduce your time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste and nutrition

Expand your view of God in your daily activities

Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. When you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can’t help but see Him.

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