Friday, September 18, 2015

Homeschooled Author Amanda Tero's Short Story Release--Peace, Be Still

A poignant, truth and trust-filled short story from the pen of homeschooled author, Amanda Tero:

Amanda's writing style is creative, straight-to-the-point, and very Biblically solid. In Peace Be Still, Amanda focuses on the necessity of trusting God in fearful situations, even when every circumstance seems to be adverse. Peace, Be Still is also about remaining faithful to our Heavenly Father even when we cannot "see" his face through the storms of life. His Presence is always with us. 

A wonderful read-aloud short-story for families, this book is also appropriate for inspirational individual reading. Amanda's stories always lead to the beauty of God's protection and love, the centrality of His Word in our lives, and the necessity of leaning upon our Heavenly Father in the everyday and commonplace circumstances of our lives. 


When the clock chimed, Keith counted the strokes. Midnight. His fingers grasped the handle of the lantern. He peeked in the room to make sure his siblings were asleep then his legs led him to the stairs. Trailing behind Dad, the climb seemed an adventure. But the responsibility of his first time alone, at night, urged his body to move swiftly up the steep steps.

Check the lights. Check the wick. Check the vents. Wind the weights. Keith's mind went through Dad's drill and his hands seemed to work automatically. Dad had encouraged him once that he was a natural, but Keith found his hands shaking by the time he surveyed the lantern room. He ran through the list twice more. Everything seemed right, but he still checked it one last time before leaving the room. Hoping Dad had returned, Keith found himself praying again.

Visit Amanda's website to learn more about this wonderful short story as well as discover other short stories that Amanda has written.

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Author Bio:

Amanda Tero is a homeschool graduate whose desire is to provide God-honoring reading material that challenges the readers to consider their walk with God. She has currently published several short stories which can be found on Amazon on her website.

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  1. Thanks so much for your sweet review, Rebekah! I greatly appreciate your encouragement and support! :)

    "He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

    1. You're welcome, Amanda! I was so blessed to be a part of your blog tour. May the Lord continue to use your writing to show His glory and grace!

  2. The story sounds a lot like Keep the Lights Burning Abby, but with a male protagonist -- which should be a wonderful gift to young men who want to read an inspiring story!

    1. Yes; it is a really wonderful and inspiring short story! Amanda's work always blesses me. I think that you are right, Michele; it would be a really great story for young men to read!

  3. Congratulations to Amanda on a beautiful book. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    1. It is a wonderful story, Marilyn! Amanda is hosting this giveaway and I am blessed to be able to share it.

      Have a wonderful week! :-)

  4. Truly enjoyed the excerpt. As a former homeschooling mama, I love to see quality offerings from other homeschoolers. There's such a need for good, clean, quality books and entertainment. Bravo to Amanda! An even braver and bolder bravo to the Lord. Visiting today via #testimonyTuesday

    1. Kristi, I'm glad that you enjoyed it! Yes; I think that you are right--I'm thankful, also, for the Lord raising up writers like Amanda who write wholesome and edifying content. It is really refreshing.

      Have a wonderful week, Kristi; thanks for stopping by!

  5. This looks like an awesome book! The excerpt left me hanging! It's very difficult to find good Christian books that don't stir up lust in us! I can't wait to read your books (not just this one either!)

    1. Yes, I think that it is a really wonderful book! Amanda's writing always points to the Lord; it is really encouraging to read her stories and to be drawn nearer through them to the Savior.

      The Lord bless you, Amanda--i'm glad that you stopped by!

  6. Rebekah,
    Thanks for this peek into Amanda's book...Like Amanda above said - so hard to find good Christian books! It was such a pleasure having you stop by my blog, I just had to pop over and say "Hi".
    Blessings to you this day,

    1. Yes, Bev; that is very true! It is so difficult to find good Christian books nowadays where the focus is truly on the Lord.

      I am so glad that you stopped by, Bev; it was a blessing to me!