Betty Malz ( 1930 – 2012) was a bestselling author of Christian-themed books and a well-known speaker. Today’s Buffet features her most popular book, My Glimpse of Eternity, which first appeared in hardcover in 1977 and sold nearly a million copies. Ms. Malz described how God literally raised her up from her death bed after she was clinically dead for 28 minutes. She tells of what she saw, felt and heard “on the other side of the dividing wall that we call death.”
Ms. Malz’s other best-sellers include Angels Watching Over Me and Prayers That Are Answered. She also wrote Making Your Husband Feel Loved, published by Charisma House. She grew up in Indiana, but fell in love with Florida after living there in the late 1950s and ’60s.
As usual, each book here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours, except for the Bargain books in the yellow section below. Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)
My Glimpse of Eternity
Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Betty Malz
In this bestselling, beloved true story, 27-year-old Betty Malz was pronounced dead. Almost thirty minutes later she returned to her body–to the amazement of her grieving family and the stunned hospital personnel.
This is her amazing account of what she saw, felt, and heard on the other side of the dividing wall that we call death. And it’s the moving, real-life story of how God changed a young mom who had to die to learn how to live.
The Original Alibi, a Matt Kile Mystery
Mystery > Private Investigators Author: David Bishop
Eleven years ago, General Whittaker, long retired, former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, bought an alibi for his grandson who had been arrested for the murder of his fiancée, Ileana Corrigan, and the general’s unborn great grandson. The charges were soon dropped and the grandson released. General Whittaker is now dying and he can no longer restrain his doubts. The question that has haunted him all these years must be answered. Did his money save his innocent grandson or cheat justice? The general hires Matt Kile to thaw this cold case. The solution of the crime is complicated by the passage of years and an excess of suspects, including the general’s grandson, the general’s promiscuous adult daughter, and even the general himself.
The Color of Heaven (Color of Heaven Series)
Christian Fiction > Romance Author: Julianne MacLean
A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love. Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.
Dreaming of You
Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Jennifer McNare
Their passion was ignited by a treachery neither of them could have ever foreseen, yet it resulted in a love that was destined to last forever…
To secure the wellbeing of her beloved family, Melody Settrington agrees to marry Charles Cavendish, the elderly Earl of Edgington, despite her reservations. However, the innocent young beauty has no idea what her new husband will demand of her once they are legally wed. It isn’t long however, before Melody discovers that the widowed earl had a purpose in choosing her for his bride, the daughter of an impoverished country baron. Impotent and childless, Charles is in desperate need of an heir, in addition to someone he can force into going along with the heinous scheme he has concocted.
Beloved Castaway (Fairweather Key series)
Romance > Historical
Author: Kathleen Y’Barbo
Isabelle Gayarre is a desperate woman, so desperate that she is willing to stake her freedom – and her life – on a man she’s never met. Fleeing a life of servitude in 1830s New Orleans, Isabelle refuses to be owned by anyone, yet soon finds her heart in danger of being possessed by the godless Captain Josiah Carter. Can Isabelle trust him to help her escape without losing her heart?
Josiah Carter, running from demons of his own, is stirred by the presence of the beautiful woman seeking refuge on his ship. Realizing that a runaway slave can never be his, legally or otherwise, a storm begins to brew within. Will their love ever reach a safe haven, or is it doomed to wreck upon the jagged reefs of Florida’s Fairweather Key?
The Christmas Shoppe
Christian Fiction > Holidays
Author: Melody Carlson
The small town of Parrish Springs is not ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town’s quaint main street.
When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn’t fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing.
Chasing Superwoman: A Working Mom’s Adventures in Life and Faith
Christian Living > Women’s Issues
Author: Susan DiMickele
The Christian community tends to operate under the assumption that the only women attending church are traditional stay-at-home moms. But in truth, more than 75% of mothers with school-age children work outside the home.
Chasing Superwoman gives these working mothers what they’ve been craving—a funny, intelligent, relevant exploration of what it means to live out a vibrant faith amidst the many demands placed on their time and energy. Chasing Superwoman provides a much needed dialogue (not a formula) about the complex spiritual struggle of the working mother, plus a lot of laughter and encouragement for working women to embrace their busy life and trust God’s grace for getting it all done.
Author Publicity Pack: Take Your Book Marketing To The Next Level
Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Shelley Hitz, Heather Hart
Publicity: It sounds like something that only big publishing houses can afford to do, yet any author can increase their publicity and their book sales – and do so on a shoestring budget.
“Author Publicity Pack” will outline over 750 places that authors of all genres can get publicity for themselves and their books.
Catch That Santa
Romance > Holidays
Author: Karen Docter
When widow Sara Marks hears her Grams has gone on the lam from Happy Acres Residence on Christmas Eve – on Santa’s arm, no less — she teams up with sexy stranger, Francisco de la Vega, to chase the couple down with one thing in mind. Keep her Grams from becoming Mrs. Claus. Of course, Francisco’s grandfather is not really Santa Claus, but Grams did run off to Vegas to marry him and she’s obviously not in her right mind.
Sara leaves her seven-month-old baby, Lanie, with a friend and she and Cisco head west in the worst snowstorm in decades, chasing his grandfather’s ’57 Ford Fairlane over the river and through the woods.
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat
Diets & Weight Loss > Paleo
Author: Melissa Joulwan, David Humphreys
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Preparing quality food is among the most caring things we can do for ourselves and the people we love.
If you count meals and snacks, we feed ourselves about 28 times each week. All of the Well Fed recipes made with zero grains, legumes, soy, sugar, dairy, or alcohol were created so you can enjoy your food every time. Calorie-dense ingredients like dried fruit and nuts show up as flavoring, instead of primary ingredients, and there’s a balance of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats, so you don t have to worry about that stuff you can just eat.
The two essential tricks for happy, healthy eating are being prepared and avoiding boredom. Well Fed explains how to enjoy a cookup once a week so that you have ready-to-go food for snacks and meals every day. It will also show you how to how to mix and match basic ingredients with spices and seasonings that take your taste buds on a world tour.
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Bread
Author: Chad Robertson, Eric Wolfinger
Regularly $29.99, Today $2.99
For the home or professional bread-maker, this is the book. It comes from a man many consider to be the best bread baker in the United States: Chad Robertson, co-owner of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, a city that knows its bread.
To Chad, bread is the foundation of a meal, the center of daily life, and each loaf tells the story of the baker who shaped it. He developed his unique bread over two decades of apprenticeship with the finest artisan bakers in France and the United States, as well as experimentation in his own ovens. Readers will be astonished at how elemental it is. A hundred photographs from years of testing, teaching, and recipe development provide step-by-step inspiration, while additional recipes provide inspiration for using up every delicious morsel.
The Scavenger’s Daughters (Scavenger’s Daughters, Book 1)
Women’s Fiction > Literary
Author: Kay Bratt
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Having survived torture and imprisonment during China’s Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs—Benfu’s work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu—or possibly his band of headstrong daughters—must find a way to overcome the biggest hardship yet.
Inspired by a true story, and set against the backdrop of a country in transition, The Scavenger’s Daughters is a sweeping present day saga of triumph in the face of hardship, and the unbreakable bonds of family against all odds.
EXOSKELETON – A Novel
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Shane Stadler
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
A convict is given a choice at his sentencing: Serve a 25-year prison term, or spend one year in an experimental corrections program. As his only hope for redemption, he opts for the latter, and finds himself in a horrific situation that transforms him into something the world has never seen … Exoskeleton is a dark, dark ride along the border between science fiction and horror.
The Sartious Mage (Rhythm of Rivalry, Book 1.5)
Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: B.T. Narro
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
At just seventeen years old, Jek Trayden’s power with Sartious Energy could be the greatest in the world, but that power comes at a price–a darkness within him that attacks while he sleeps, producing nightmares so real they leave him bruised and bloody.
With the attacks worsening, Jek can’t refuse an opportunity to end his nightmares for good when the King promises him a cure in exchange for a task.
But after the King’s true intentions are revealed, Jek finds himself in a fit of rage, stealing the King’s fearless and livid daughter from the palace–on her wedding day–and fleeing the city with the wrath of her father on his tail.
Jek’s about to find out there are some things in this world worse than his darkness.
… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks here on page 2