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A Time to Praise: A Christmas Anthology

A Time to Praise: A Christmas Anthology

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Explore five unique short stories that celebrate the love, joy, and peace of Christmas:

Miracle From on High by Renée Allen McCoy
Four lives intersect at a crossroad, prompting each to seek God’s direction. Benjamin and Susan grapple to accept their path while Trevor and Danielle struggle to cope with theirs.

Giving You the Best of My Love by Sonya Visor
Three years ago, Chase Anderson was hauled off to jail, leaving his wife, Nicole, drowning in a lake of trouble. Despite the strong love they once shared, will they be able to overcome life changing obstacles?

His Calling and My Desire by Camille Gipson
How does a single mother fight to protect her country and her children at the same time? Ruth is torn as she leaves one battle only to face another.

Blessings in the Storm by Lisa Antley
Tonya Phillips has almost everything she could ever imagine … except a good man. In a dark moment of her life, she soon discovers “He” has always been there.

The Greatest Christmas Present Ever by Renarda Williams
As Ikedi Ataya, a black State Justice, is honored for his career, he reflects on his “Christmas gift” to a close-knit New Orleans community threatened by greedy developers.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940153704821
Publisher: Renee Allen McCoy
Publication date: 09/27/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 283 KB

About the Author

RENEE MCCOY (known to readers as Renée Allen McCoy) is a loving wife and mother, an author, but most importantly a devoted Christian. Having traveled to many parts of the world, today she, her husband, and their two children make Mississippi home. She maintains a newsletter entitled, Straight Up, and a devotional blog entitled, In His Name. To date, she has penned nine books that include: The Fiery Furnace series (The Kiss of Judas, Confessions, and The Eleventh Hour), Soul Ties: Breaking Up with a Past That’s Killing Your Future (non-fiction), The Christmas Beau (A True Love Novella), In the Presence of My Enemies, Single, Saved, & Searching (A True Love Novella), Once Upon a Sunday (short story), and A Time to Praise: A Christmas Anthology (Miracle From on High). Renée has also written for the world renowned devotional, The Upper Room (Pocket Devotional) both in digital and print. With a heart to tell stories that will not only entertain, Renée hopes to enlighten readers to capture the message and power of God's saving grace. Feel free to visit her online at

Known for dealing with controversial topics within the church community, Sonya Visor is an author, an inspirational "keep-it-real" speaker, a playwright and the founder of TruU Ministries, which was birthed from her inspirational book, Who I’ve Become. Sonya writes and minister to help people become the true person God ordained them to be. Helping people unmask to reveal their true self is not only Sonya’s passion, but the mantle of deliverance she lives and walks within. When Sonya is not busy writing or ministering, she enjoys spending time with her better half, reading, watching a great movie and baking chocolate chip cookies. Sonya resides in Wisconsin with her husband of over twenty-five years, Pastor Tony, and their two sons. Sonya and her husband pastor New Covenant Church, Racine. Readers can contact Sonya at and find more books by visiting her website at • • • Goodreads •YouTube •

My name is Camille and I love to spread the word of God through my gift of writing. I enjoy reading and writing fiction and non-fiction. When I am able and have the time, I express myself through the art of cooking. I grew up in one of the busiest and liveliest cities, Los Angeles, CA. I hope you enjoy and become encouraged in the Lord by reading what I have created and experienced in real life.

Lisa Antley is originally from Detroit, Michigan. She currently resides in Smyrna, TN with her two daughters, Novia and Nadia. Lisa is an educator who is dedicated to bringing the best out of her students. In her free time, she enjoys family gatherings, listening to an eclectic selection of music, watching a variety of movies, taking snapshots with her camera, and being outside in the warmth of nature. Lisa's ultimate goal is to the touch lives of many through her written and spoken word.

Renarda A. Williams (aka Abari Sankofa) is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), where he majored in History and minored in Political Science. He has three decades of experience as a columnist/reporter and contributing writer for small newspapers and magazines throughout Louisiana and Arkansas as well as suburban Atlanta, Georgia. Renarda also has more than two decades of experience as a substitute teacher, social worker, and caseworker for youth at risk. He volunteers as a children's and social-issues advocate and lobbyist. In addition, he serves as a volunteer advocate and lobbyist with various African and African American nonprofit organizations. Renarda's passion is empowering the minds of people, with his writing, for the betterment of humanity. He is the Founder/CEO of The Umoja Network (TUN), a media-based business he created in Monroe, Louisiana on July 8, 1998, two years after he returned from the Million Man March. He currently lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Helaine R. Williams, a features writer, columnist and society writer/photographer for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette newspaper. Renarda's blog URL is Contact him at (501) 765-1873 or

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