Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Authors Joyce Meyer & Deborah Bedford

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Any Minute FaithWords (June 30, 2009)
Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford


Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than seventy inspirational books, including The Confident Woman, I Dare You, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life® radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town.
A Rose By The Door, Deborah's first with Warner Book (name changed to FaithWords in 2006), hit bookstores in November 2001. A Morning Like This was released by Warner Books in 2002. Deborah's short story, “Connor Sapp's Baseball Summer,” is included in Multnomah Publisher's The Storytellers' Collection, Tales From Home, alongside stories by Chuck Colson, Terri Blackstock, Randy Alcorn and Karen Kingsbury.
Deborah and Jack have two children, Jeff and Avery. When she isn't writing, Deborah spends her time fly-fishing, cheering at American Legion baseball games, shopping with her daughter, singing praise songs while she walks along the banks of Flat Creek, and taking her dachshund Annie for hikes in the Tetons where they live.


Sarah Harper is driven to achieve success no matter what the cost. She wants to do good and not hurt the people she loves--especially children and her husband, Joe--but her desire to succeed in her career too often leaves little time for family.
One cold, autumn afternoon, all of that changes when Sarah's car plunges off a bridge and into a river. She is presumed dead by those on the "outside," but Sarah's spirit is still very much alive. What she discovers on the other side transforms everything about Sarah's view of life--past, present, and future.
When Sarah is revived, she is a changed woman. And the unsuspecting world around her will never be the same again.

If you would like to read the first chapter of
Any Minute, go here!
The book link is:


  1. I haven't read anything by Bedford yet, but Joyce Meyer is awesome. As someone who detests the vast majority of televangelists - especially the charlatan "buy my blessings" types, I WILL stop when clicking thru channels and seeing her on and listen. She's a spot on realist tell it like it is preacher and I can only imagine her books are of the same quality.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    The Old Silly

  2. I hope you'll be able to do an interview with Bedford and Meyer. I'm always interested when two authors work together on a project - how they did it, what parts each one handled, how they communicated if they don't live nearby, etc. I've written one manuscript with a co-author. The writing went well. The editing was another story.

    Straight From Hel

  3. I love stories like this one. Thanks for the heads up.

  4. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Thanks for the preview, I will add it to my list!

  5. Sounds like an interesting premise. Will add it to my ever expanding list of books I want to read.

  6. Diane, where do you find all the fantastic authors you feature?

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  7. Sorry, Helen, I just post for CFBA, so no opportunity to interview Joyce. (Not that I wouldn't love to do so!)