Christy Brunke Let’s Chat! Featured Favorite

Welcome, everyone!

Christy Brunke, author of Snow out of Season, appears as my Featured Favorite this week. Snow Out of Season was a #1 Amazon bestseller in two categories and was Library Journal’s Christian Fiction Debut of the Month in November 2015. I’m delighted to present Christy’s first novel as one of my favorites.

Christy and I “met” in cyberspace in 2015, as we were two of the three winners of the Jerry B. Jenkins Operation First Novel contest. Christy placed 3rd, Clarice James placed 2nd, and my The Calling of Ella McFarland placed 1st.

Sharing this billing resulted in my getting to know Christy Brunke as personally as two people can considering you’re floating around in cyberspace. We actually met face to face at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in 2017. This meeting confirmed my previous cyber impressions of this author, wife, and mother. 

Christy Brunke equals a breath of warm enthusiasm and devotion to the Lord. And she’s the author of a keeper of a novel. Period.

Christy is offering a hard copy of Snow out of Season to one drawing winner.

P.S. Jane Theriot is the drawing winner!

My Take on Snow out of Season

Christy BrunkeSnow out of Season by Christy Brunke is a book every pastor and youth pastor should have on his/her shelf. Here’s why:

The United States ranked 13th in the world in the number of abortions performed in 2018. That’s better than previous years and definitely better than 1st place, but how wonderful if we were LAST place. 

Abortion is an emotional subject that can spark more fire than light. So a book that presents the issue in novel form from the perspectives of two key players of two different generations–and one that does so with the creativity and sensitivity of Snow out of Season deserves to be highlighted.

Teens and adults will enjoy this unforgettable story.

Snow out of Season, a la the Back of the Book

Shannon Henry is just starting to put her life back together after the death of her infant daughter when she discovers she’s pregnant again. Afraid of losing another child, at first she hides the news from her husband Wade. When her doctor presents her with the choice of either raising a child with Down syndrome or terminating the pregnancy, Shannon is torn. Then things strangely start going missing—their wedding picture, a bracelet with charms for their three children, Wade’s clothes on the floor which she’s always complained about. And why is she having nightmares about losing her husband?

Leslie Gardner is a high-school senior in 1979 who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, but she discovers she is pregnant too. If she has the child, her chances of a dancing career and college are over, but her friend shows her another option. If she secretly has an abortion like her boyfriend wants, her problems will be over and her life can go on as planned.

While Shannon wrestles with her sanity, Leslie struggles with whether or not to tell her parents. Each must make a decision that will alter both the future and the past forever.





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Lord, we declare You the Creator of all and the originator of life. As such, we lay our babies at Your feet and pray You’ll bring the slaughter to an end. Please bless Christy as a wife, mother, and writer. And multiply tenfold the good from each word she writes for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake


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2 thoughts on “Christy Brunke Let’s Chat! Featured Favorite

  1. So timely for what our country is going through with all the abortion issues. Sounds like a good read for every age group. My mother, pregnant at forty-five, was told by family doctor to abort. She went to a specialist who saved both she and the baby. I applaud any woman who is willing to put her child’s life ahead of every other circumstance. Your book sounds encouraging .

    1. Hi, Jane. So good to get your comments. Bless you!


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The Name of Jesus

There’s just something about the name of Jesus, isn’t there?

I love how Bill and Gloria Gaither put it:

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
 Like a fragrance after the rain
… Let all heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms may all pass away
But there’s something about that name
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. 

The ways He’s everything to me are limitless. (Tweet This!) Here are a few:


Jesus is God.
Jesus is God. Without Him I would never know God..


The Great I AM
He’s the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. He’s where I’ve come from and where I’m going.
Without Him I’d be purposeless, rudderless, and joyless. Life would be meaningless.


I could see nothing at all without Jesus, who is Light.


The world would be devoid of fragrance without Jesus.
Life would be tasteless without Him.
I would live in a formless and colorless world if not for Jesus.


I can greet each new day with gratitude. He’s the spring from which it flows.
Without Him death would consume me.
He is my strength and productivity. Without Him I would shrivel up and die.
He is my stability and renewal.
I would starve without Him.
Jesus is my eternity.

My Protector and Provider

Without Him I would be defenseless.
I would be directionless without Jesus, hopelessly lost.
I would be in want without Him. He leads me to green pastures and restores my soul. He is my rest.

All Things to all Men From the Beginning For all Time

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it. 

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-14

A Simple Prayer

Lord, there’s just something about Your Name. Jesus is the sweetest sound to our ears … taste to our tongues … and fragrance in all the world. We long for you. We praise you. And we speak yours, the sweetest Name in all the world, with all the gratitude our hearts possess. Keep on our knees at Your feet.
~For Jesus sake

2 thoughts on “The Name of Jesus

  1. Marilyn R

    Thankful for the Name of Jesus and the power His Name gives us. A beautiful post, Linda.

    1. Thank you, Marilyn. You encourage my soul. 🙂


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