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LiveStream with Cindy Woodsmall and David Platt

Live Author Q&A's via WaterBrook Multnomah Live Streaming Broadcasts!

Plain Wisdom by Cindy WoodsmallCINDY WOODSMALL

Chat LIVE with Cindy Woodsmall
Tuesday, August 17, 2:00pm ET

Cindy will be discussing Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women and answering YOUR questions.

WIN a signed copy of The Hope of Refuge!
Pose your question to Cindy in the Livestream chat room and you can be one of 100 people to win a signed copy of the Hope of Refuge - details.

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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline, Business Week and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the Sisters of the Quilt series as well as The Bridge of Peace, The Hope of Refuge and The Sound of Sleigh Bells. Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. Cindy lives in Georgia with her husband, their three sons, and two amazing daughters-in-law. [more info]



Chat LIVE with David Platt
Wednesday, August 18, 4:00pm ET

David will be discussing Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream and answering YOUR questions.

WIN a Dozen Books - A $175 Value!
Pose your question to David in the Livestream chat room and you can be one of 12 people to win a dozen books - details.

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"Do you believe that Jesus is worth abandoning everything for? Do you believe him enough to obey him and to follow him wherever he leads, even when the crowds in our culture -maybe even our churches- turn the other way?"

In Radical, David Platt invites you to encounter what Jesus actually said about being his disciple, and then obey what you have heard. He challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated a God-centered gospel to fit our human-centered preferences. With passionate storytelling and convicting biblical analysis, Platt calls into question a host of comfortable notions that are common among Christ's followers today. Then he proposes a radical response: live the gospel in ways that are true, filled with promise, and ultimately world changing. [more info]


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