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A Beautiful Honestness

"That is so hard-hitting!" I exclaimed in the middle of our Starbucks conversation. I sat, a glass of cold water in hand, across from Authenticity Book House president, Fran Geiger Joslin, a speaker at the just completed Roaring Lambs Writers' Conference. My desire to learn more...

Everything You Need to Know about the July Event

We had no choice—we decided to put on an event. Post-Tanzania work, summer travel, and two staff members moving made for a busy July, but we felt compelled to connect with our supporters in a new way. Bursting with excitement concerning what the Lord did...

The Glue that Binds

My husband and I recently moved from Texas to a house perched on a pine studded ridge in Maine. Multiple reasons for this relocation exist, the most pressing being the sudden loss of my parents and a cascade of need falling from that event. In my...

The Ache of a Lie and the Joy of Truth

I received a joy-packed email today, flooding me with sadness while stirring up dejection. A contradiction? For sure! The email contained the very work of God on Kome Island: 1,134 Tanzanians heard the gospel, 524 entered into God’s kingdom, 196 new believers trained to share,...

Lessons from a Bake Sale

Recently, my wife, daughter, and I attended an informational meeting at our church regarding middle school missions trips. Linnea, my daughter, found excitement building inside, as she learned about the possibility of a first missions trip. On the way home I asked Linnea how she...

Why We Go to Tanzania

Authenticity Book House started with the foundational idea of publishing as ministry. While developing the organization over time, the Lord brought us a ministry connection in Tanzania which provided an opportunity to bless the pastors of that country. ABH produced its first bite-sized books in...

From Pictures to Reality

In this month's "Stories from the Field," ABH staffer, Jess Gregory, looks with anticipation toward our 2018 book drop. After hearing the stories and seeing the pictures, she eagerly awaits meeting our Tanzanian ministry partners in person. Read more about reasons for her excitement on...

You’re Not Alone

Valentine’s Day can be one of the most socially awkward holidays of the year. It evokes such a wide range of emotions, depending on one’s current stage in life and level of relational commitment. I still remember those lonely adolescent days when I’d hope against...

Full Circle

I will never forget bringing in the New Year on January 1, 2010. My husband, son, and I traveled all the way from Dallas, Texas to New York City in a feeble attempt to create new, vibrant memories for our family of three. We made stops...

Heri ya Krismasi! Merry Christmas!

It all began with an appealing advertisement from a local restaurant. Although it made all of us in the ABH office hungry each time we looked at it, this advertisement quickly became the inspiration for a new project—our first annual ABH Christmas Catalog. We pondered...