SISTERS OF LAZARUS Ranks Third in Three Amazon Categories

SISTERS OF LAZARUS Ranks Third in Three Amazon Categories

3rd on Amazon's best seller listOn July 3, SISTERS OF LAZARUS; Beauty Unveiled went on sale for $.99 in the Kindle version. Today, July 4, it hit #3 in ranking on three of Amazon’s Top Best Seller’s Lists in the Kindle store:

  • #3 in Books > Religion & Spirituality
  • #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality
  • #3 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Religious & Inspirational

The paperback version, which is on sale for $12.53, is ranked #9 in Amazon’s Top 100 in Books.

The $.99 sale for the Kindle version of SISTERS OF LAZARUS; Beauty Unveiled continues through July 19.

Read More

PAULA K. PARKER’S SISTERS OF LAZARUS NOMINATED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHRISTIAN FICTION

PAULA K. PARKER’S SISTERS OF LAZARUS NOMINATED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHRISTIAN FICTION

Latest Release by Internationally Acclaimed Author Earns Lime Award Nomination by The Christian Manifesto

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Univeiled by Paula K. Parker has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award For Excellence In Fiction by The Christian Manifesto. (Paula K. Parker photo)

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Univeiled by Paula K. Parker has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award For Excellence In Fiction by The Christian Manifesto. (Paula K. Parker photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 3, 2013) – Middle Tennessee-based author and playwright Paula K. Parker has been honored with a book award nomination for her newest release, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled. The novel has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award for Excellence In Fiction by the The Christian Manifesto.

The Christian Manifesto‘s Susan Faloon says of Sisters of Lazarus, “A depth of humanity is brought to the familiar characters that I personally have read and heard about over many years of Bible scripture study.”

Additionally, Faloon wrote in her review, “In my opinion this book is a blessing. That was the feeling I had when I closed the volume after reading the last sentence. This is a rare book where I can say I truly feel that an author sought to do what God has willed for her life. This book is definitely part of God’s will for her life.  It is a beautiful story.”

To read the entire review, visit thechristianmanifesto.com/sisters-of-lazarus

Sister of Lazarus is nominated in the Biblical and Historical Fiction category with three other books: Iscariot by Tosca Lee, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, and Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall.

“I am honored Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled was nominated for this award and humbled to be included with the company of such gifted writers,” Parker says.

A full list of nominees can be viewed at thechristianmanifesto.com. Final winners in each category will be announced December 13 at thechristianmanifesto.com.

For more information about Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled or Parker, visit PaulaKParker.com.

About The Christian Manifesto:

The Christian Manifesto is the only pure review/interview site written from a Christian point-of-view, primarily reviewing books, movies, and music, whether established or independent. Thje site also also interviews many of the top and up-and-coming names from within the Christian culture (and occasionally stellar voices from outside the Christian culture). For more information, visit thechristianmanifesto.com.

About Sisters of Lazarus:

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

In Paula Parker’s novel, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus, couldn’t be more different. Martha, the elder, is plain and self-conscious; Mary, the younger, is beautiful and vain. One sees her value only in serving, while the other believes her outward appearance is her only asset. Their worlds are turned upside down when their brother Lazarus offers hospitality to an intriguing new teacher named Jesus.

Parker invites her readers in, allowing them to feel like a fellow guest sharing the sisters’ wonder at meeting Jesus for the first time and experiencing His transforming power, demonstrated by one of the most astonishing miracles ever recorded–raising Lazarus from the dead.

More than simply a re-telling of a familiar Bible story, Sisters of Lazarus explores what it means to be a woman of God, and how the true value of a woman does not lie in her outward appearance or her skills, accomplishments, possessions or intellect.

“In Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Paula K. Parker pens a riveting story of love, longing and faith,” says Bonnie Keen, author and recording artist with the Dove Award-winning vocal trio, First Call. “Parker’s novel bears the profoundly satisfying mark of her gift as a playwright. She combines masterful story-telling with well-crafted dialogue. The result is a cast of Biblical characters fresh and human and real.”

Sisters of Lazarus released internationally on September 2 from Authentic Media (U.K.) and is distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Christian Distribution.

About Paula K. Parker:

Paula K. Parker is an internationally-acclaimed author and playwright. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Becoming (Thomas Nelson), and co-authored the two-volume Ancient Mysteries Retold series (Authentic Media U.K.) with New York Times bestselling author G.P. Taylor. Her stage adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, have been performed on stages across the United States. For more information about Paula K. Parker visit PaulaKParker.com.

For more information:
*     To schedule an interview, contact: pr@wordcrafts.net
*     For Review copies, contact NetGalley.com

 

Read More

AUTHOR PAULA K. PARKER JOINS HOST MONICA SCHMELTER ON BRIDGES

AUTHOR PAULA K. PARKER JOINS  HOST MONICA SCHMELTER ON BRIDGES
Internationally Acclaimed Author of Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled Discusses Amazon.com’s Hot New Biblical Fiction Title On Popular CTN Show
Author Paula K. Parker, left, will be featured on Friday's episode of Bridges, hosted by Monica Schmelter, right, which airs on Christian Television Network. She discusses her book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled (Paula K. Parker photo)

Author Paula K. Parker, left, will be featured on Friday’s episode of Bridges, hosted by Monica Schmelter, right, which airs on Christian Television Network. She discusses her book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled (Paula K. Parker photo)

Middle Tennessee-based author and playwright Paula K. Parker returns as a guest on Bridges, the flagship talk show on WHTN, the Nashville affiliate of the Christian Television Network (CTN), to discuss her latest novel, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled. The episode is scheduled to air at 9:30 a.m. C.T. and 8:30 p.m. C.T. Friday and will be streamed online at the station’s website, ctntv.org.

“Author Paula Parker made me a fan of biblical fiction,” says Bridges host Monica Schmelter. “I can see why her book made Amazon’s hottest new releases list for biblical fiction. As I interviewed Paula about her book, Sisters of Lazarus, I was intrigued and I’m confident our viewers will feel the same way too.”

Schmelter is not the only celebrity to discover the novel. Sisters of Lazarus has attracted the attention of a number of high-profile entertainers, including Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Roma Downey, star of the  popular television series Touched By An Angel and executive producer of the epic mini-series The Bible on the The History Channel.

Sisters of Lazarus is a fun and meaningful read, offering the best of what biblical fiction provides–a tale built around beloved scriptural figures,” Downey says. “But Paula Parker goes deeper than just creating an entertaining story featuring Mary and Martha. She explores the eternal question of what it means to be truly beautiful.”

In Parker’s novel, Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus, couldn’t be more different. Martha, the elder, is plain and

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

self-conscious; Mary, the younger, is beautiful and vain. One sees her value only in serving, while the other believes her outward appearance is her only asset. Their worlds are turned upside down when their brother Lazarus offers hospitality to an intriguing new teacher named Jesus.

Parker invites her readers in, allowing them to feel like a fellow guest sharing the sisters’ wonder at meeting Jesus for the first time and experiencing His transforming power, demonstrated by one of the most astonishing miracles ever recorded–raising Lazarus from the dead.

More than simply a re-telling of a familiar Bible story, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled explores what it means to be a woman of God, and how the true value of a woman does not lie in her outward appearance or her skills, accomplishments, possessions or intellect.

“In Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Paula K. Parker pens a riveting story of love, longing and faith,” says Bonnie Keen, author and recording artist with the Dove Award-winning vocal trio, First Call. “Parker’s novel bears the profoundly satisfying mark of her gift as a playwright. She combines masterful story-telling with well-crafted dialogue. The result is a cast of Biblical characters fresh and human and real.”

Sisters of Lazarus released internationally on September 2 from Authentic Media (U.K.) and is distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Christian Distribution.

For more information about Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled or Parker, visit PaulaKParker.com.

About Paula K. Parker:

Paula K. Parker is an internationally-acclaimed author and playwright. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Becoming (Thomas Nelson), and co-authored the two-volume Ancient Mysteries Retold series (Authentic Media U.K.) with New York Times bestselling author G.P. Taylor. Her stage adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, have been performed on stages across the United States. For more information about Paula K. Parker visit PaulaKParker.com.

For more information:
*     To schedule an interview, contact: pr@wordcrafts.net
*     For Review copies, contactNetGalley.com

Read More

AUTHOR AND PLAYWRIGHT PAULA K. PARKER RELEASES NEW BOOK, SISTERS OF LAZARUS: BEAUTY UNVEILED TODAY

AUTHOR AND PLAYWRIGHT PAULA K. PARKER RELEASES NEW BOOK, SISTERS OF LAZARUS: BEAUTY UNVEILED TODAY

The Bible Mini-Series Producer Roma Downey Endorses Fictional Book Centered On Some of the Bible’s Most Intriguing Characters: Martha, Mary and Lazarus

Author Paula K. Parker releases her  book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled this week (Paula K. Parker photo)

Author Paula K. Parker releases her book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled this week (Paula K. Parker photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 10, 2013) – U.K. publisher Authentic Media announces the release today of the latest biblical novel by Paula K. Parker, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, which examines the story of two of the Bible’s most famous sisters, Martha and Mary. The book is distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Christian Distribution.

Sisters of Lazarus has received endorsements from numerous high-profile celebrities, including actress Roma Downey, best known for her role in Touched By An Angel and as the co-producer of the critically-acclaimed mini-series The Bible, the top-selling TV mini-series on DVD of all time, which recently aired on the History Channel.

Sisters of Lazarus is a fun and meaningful read, offering the best of what biblical fiction provides–a tale built around beloved scriptural figures. But Paula Parker goes deeper than just creating an entertaining story featuring Mary and Martha. She explores the eternal question of what it means to be truly beautiful,” says Downey.

Hollywood actress Roma Downey endorses Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled

Hollywood actress Roma Downey endorses Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled

In Parker’s novel, Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus, couldn’t be more different. Martha, the elder, is plain and self-conscious; Mary, the younger, is beautiful and vain. One sees her value only in serving, while the other believes her outward appearance is her only asset. Their worlds are turned upside down when Lazarus offers hospitality to an intriguing new teacher named Jesus.

Parker invites her readers in, allowing them to feel like a fellow guest sharing the sisters’ wonder at meeting Jesus for the first time and experiencing His transforming power, demonstrated by one of the most astonishing miracles ever recorded–raising their brother, Lazarus, from the dead.

More than simply a re-telling of a familiar Bible story, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled explores what it means to be a woman of God, and how the true value of a woman does not lie in her outward appearance or her skills, accomplishments, possessions or intellect.

“In Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Paula K. Parker pens a riveting story of love, longing and faith,” says Bonnie Keen, author and recording artist with the Dove Award-winning vocal trio, First Call. “Parker’s novel bears the profoundly satisfying mark of her gift as a playwright. She combines masterful story-telling with well-crafted dialogue. The result is a cast of Biblical characters fresh and human and real.”

91Safq68L2L._SL1500_“Through the eyes of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, the reader eagerly connects with three siblings from a normal, dysfunctional family. Gone are the dusty, unapproachable characters of Sunday school,” Keen says. “Set in Bethany, 2000 years ago, Parker breaks the time barrier with her brilliant use of cultural detail. The veil lifts, and we are brought face to face with flesh-and-blood people who jump off the pages and into our 21st century world. We resonate with their struggles, dreams, delights, disappointments, and in the unpredictable ways God continually touches the human heart. Thank you Paula, for giving a powerful new voice to another ageless story.”

For more information about Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled or Parker, visit PaulaKParker.com.

About Paula K. Parker:

Paula K. Parker is an internationally-acclaimed author and playwright. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Becoming (Thomas Nelson), and co-authored the two-volume Ancient Mysteries Retoldseries (Authentic Media U.K.) with New York Times bestselling author G.P. Taylor. Her stage adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, have been performed on stages across the United States.

For more information:
*     To schedule an interview, contact: pr@wordcrafts.net
*     For Review copies, contact NetGalley.com

Read More

AWARD-WINNING HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS AND PRODUCER ROMA DOWNEY ENDORSES NEW BOOK BY PAULA K. PARKER

AWARD-WINNING HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS AND PRODUCER ROMA DOWNEY ENDORSES NEW BOOK BY PAULA K. PARKER

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled Offers An Intriguing Glimpse Into the Lives of Some of the New Testament’s Most Intriguing Characters: Martha, Mary and Lazarus

Author Paula K. Parker is set to release her new book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled (Paula K. Parker photo)

Author Paula K. Parker is set to release her new book, Sister of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled (Paula K. Parker photo)

Award-winning actress and producer Roma Downey, best known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role on the long-running TV series, Touched By An Angel, and as the executive producer of the television miniseries, The Bible, has endorsed the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker.

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, set to be released September 10 by U.K. publisher Authentic Media, examines the story of two of the Bible’s most famous sisters, Martha and Mary. The book will be distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Christian Distribution.

Sisters of Lazarus is a fun and meaningful read, offering the best of what biblical fiction provides–a tale built around beloved scriptural figures. But Paula Parker goes deeper than just creating an entertaining story featuring Mary and Martha. She explores the eternal question of what it means to be truly beautiful,” says Downey, whose critically-acclaimed mini-series The Bible, the top-selling TV mini-series on DVD of all time, recently aired on the History Channel.

Hollywood actress Roma Downey endorses Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled

Hollywood actress Roma Downey endorses Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled

In Parker’s novel, Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus, couldn’t be more different. Martha, the elder, is plain and self-conscious; Mary, the younger, is beautiful and vain. One sees her value only in serving, while the other believes her outward appearance is her only asset. Their worlds are turned upside down when Lazarus offers hospitality to an intriguing new teacher named Jesus.

Parker invites her readers in, allowing them to feel like a fellow guest sharing the sisters’ wonder at meeting Jesus for the first time and experiencing His transforming power, demonstrated by one of the most astonishing miracles ever recorded–raising their brother, Lazarus, from the dead.

More than simply a re-telling of a familiar Bible story, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled explores what it means to be a woman of God, and how the true value of a woman does not lie in her outward appearance or her skills, accomplishments, possessions or intellect.

“In Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Paula K. Parker pens a riveting story of love, longing and faith,” says

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

Bonnie Keen, author and recording artist with the Dove Award-winning vocal trio, First Call. “Parker’s novel bears the profoundly satisfying mark of her gift as a playwright. She combines masterful story-telling with well-crafted dialogue. The result is a cast of Biblical characters fresh and human and real.”

“Through the eyes of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, the reader eagerly connects with three siblings from a normal, dysfunctional family. Gone are the dusty, unapproachable characters of Sunday school,” Keen says. “Set in Bethany, 2000 years ago, Parker breaks the time barrier with her brilliant use of cultural detail. The veil lifts, and we are brought face to face with flesh-and-blood people who jump off the pages and into our 21st century world. We resonate with their struggles, dreams, delights, disappointments, and in the unpredictable ways God continually touches the human heart. Thank you Paula, for giving a powerful new voice to another ageless story.”

About Paula K. Parker:
Paula K. Parker is an internationally-acclaimed author and playwright. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Becoming (Thomas Nelson), and co-authored the two-volume Ancient Mysteries Retold series (Authentic Media U.K.) with New York Times bestselling author G.P. Taylor. Her stage adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, have been performed on stages across the United States. For more information about Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled or Parker, visit PaulaKParker.com.

For more information:
*     To schedule an interview, contact: pr@wordcrafts.net
*     For Review copies, contact NetGalley.com

###

McCain & Co. Public Relations

email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com           website: mccainpr.com
phone: 615-262-1727                                         Twitter:@McCainPR
Facebook: facebook.com/mccain&co.publicrelations

Read More