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we get you

Amazon Best Selling Devotional We Get You! Inspires with Faith & Hope: Free Download Through June 24, Print Copy Now Available

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Friday, June 23, 2023

Powerful new devotional compilation features relatable stories of faith and hope, maintains Amazon best seller for three consecutive weeks!

Born from a conference known for its impactful connections and valuable training, comes a captivating new devotional! We Get You! 30 Days, 30 Women, 30 Stories, One God has become a beacon of hope for women everywhere! As a compelling thirty-day devotional, the book brings together the heartfelt stories of thirty Christian Communicator Conference attendees and faculty, sharing their personal journeys of faith, hope, and divine grace.

For three consecutive weeks, We Get You! has held its Amazon best seller ranking, demonstrating its profound impact on readers seeking solace and inspiration. Through “real stories that require real faith,” women everywhere can find sound, biblical truths that resonate with their own lives and circumstances.

Each devotion in the compilation presents an encouraging verse, a personal or Bible-based story, and practical applications of truth. Additionally, the unique format offers four simple prompts for readers to respond through purpose, practice, prayer, and promise, allowing them to incorporate these powerful lessons into their daily lives.

We Get You! is available to download for free on Amazon through June 24, 2023, with the print copy now available for purchase. We Get You! continues to receive rave reviews! Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

JackiB
5 Stars –  Great read! Perfect gift book!
“At some time in my life, I have experienced the themes for the stories in this devotional. Each one, whether personal or biblical, is relatable because they speak to what we live through on this earth as women who believe in God. I’ve had to learn about grace, unforgiveness, and faithfulness or about perseverance, patience, or truth. I appreciated the application points at the end of each story to give me something to meditate on before rushing to start the day’s To Do list. The beauty of these devotionals is that they pack a punch in a five-minute read. This book will be the perfect gift for busy women who want to stay connected to God daily.”

Debby Burleson
5 Stars – Powerful Devotional
It’s quickly become my favorite daily devotional book! I look forward to each one every morning. Every story and every scripture speaks to me and is very relatable. I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and will probably go through the devotions again when I finish the thirty days.”

About the Author

This thirty-day devotional is a compilation presented by Athena Dean Holtz and Redemption Press with contributions by thirty women who attended the 2022 Christian Communicators Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. From Tammy Whitehurst, Lori Boruff, Carol Kent, to Janet K. Johnson, to Shelly Brown, to Carol Tetzlaff, and many more, these women all have a passion to point people to Jesus through their stories told from the stage, from their writing, and across the table.

For interviews, please contact: athena@redemption-press.com

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Suggested Interview Questions

  1. How did the idea for this compilation come about?
  2. Tell me more about what the thrust of the Christian Communicators Conference is.
  3. There are a lot of devotionals available, what’s unique about this one?
  4. You have thirty authors in this compilation. Are they all professional speakers? Can you tell me about some of them?
  5. How does someone become a professional Christian speaker?

 

we get you

New Devotional, We Get You! 30 Days • 30 Women • 30 Stories • One God Will be Free to Download Tomorrow, June 20, 2023

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, June 19, 2023

This powerful devotional compilation features relatable stories of faith and hope.

Out of a conference known for its impactful connections and valuable training, comes an inspiring new devotional that speaks to the heart of women everywhere. We Get You! 30 Days, 30 Women, 30 Stories, One God is a captivating thirty-day devotional of encouraging contributions from thirty attendees and faculty of the 2022 Christian Communicators Conference (CCC).

We Get You! features “real stories that require real faith,” and how they encountered divine grace somewhere in the middle of their stories—that place where hope enters the storyline. Women will see themselves in the universal truths among these pages and receive encouragement for their own lives and hope for their own life circumstances.

Each of the thirty devotions includes a verse of encouragement, a personal or Bible-based story, application of the truth, and four simple prompts to respond in purpose, practice, prayer, and promise. This unique format allows readers to apply the truths to their own lives,

Don’t miss the chance to dive into the powerful stories and wisdom found in We Get You! 30 Days, 30 Women, 30 Stories, One God.

We Get You! will be available to download for free on Amazon for 5 days from June 20, 2023 through June 24, 2023, with the print copy also available for purchase on Amazon June 20th. We Get You! launched to rave reviews! Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

Stephanie
5 Stars –  A pick-me-up book I couldn’t put down
“I found this book to be very easy to digest and even though it a devotional, I couldn’t put it down and just keep reading through most of it in one sitting (which is a feat in my household with 3 small children). I really appreciate the different writing styles, personal stories and encouragement that the authors of this book shared. I love the simple, ” Purpose, Practice, Prayer, Promise” to tie everything all together.”

Debbie B
5 Stars – Powerful Devotional
In a busy world, where we have so many other things to read. Our Bible, self-help books, business books, novels, etc. I find this book the perfect devotional! They are short and powerful. One to read each day of the month to cause us to pause and see what Holy Spirit is saying to us.”

About the Author
This thirty-day devotional is a compilation presented by Athena Dean Holtz and Redemption Press with contributions by thirty women who attended the 2022 Christian Communicators Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. From Tammy Whitehurst, Lori Boruff, Carol Kent, to Janet K. Johnson, to Shelly Brown, to Carol Tetzlaff, and many more, these women all have a passion to point people to Jesus through their stories told from the stage, from their writing, and across the table.

For interviews, please contact: athena@redemption-press.com

 

empty at the top

Eye Opening Exposé and Warning of the deception of Multilevel Marketing, Empty at the Top Free to Download for One More Day (Through 4/1/23)

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Friday, March 31, 2023

Athena Dean Holtz, a former industry insider and top producer who reached the top in three multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, exposes the spiritual dangers of network marketing for Christians in her newly updated book, Empty at the Top. In this searingly honest personal story, Holtz reveals the dirty secrets of MLM and how relationships are misused for financial gain.

Holtz describes her journey from being a successful businesswoman to experiencing spiritual emptiness due to her involvement in MLM. She explains why so many people, particularly the most vulnerable, get sucked into what she calls “the lie”—the false promise that success comes easily with MLM.

Holtz warns readers that although it may seem like a lucrative opportunity to make money quickly, there is often more than meets the eye with MLM businesses. She shares examples of how these companies often rely on manipulation, guilt-tripping, and cult-like tactics to keep their members engaged and motivated.

Anyone who has considered being involved in MLM, or who knows others who are, will find this book compelling and eye-opening.

Download your free copy of Empty at the Top through April 1, 2023 on Amazon. Empty at the Top is rated 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here is what one reviewer said:

Delaney Brown
5 Stars – Raw but needed Expose of the world of MLM

“The author boldly takes on a controversial topic through her very honest and raw account of her rise to the top (3 times) in MLM companies, and why she now warns anyone she can of the dangers within these organizations. It is quite an expose’ of the secret deceptive and insidious tactics used to recruit your downline. This is a must read for any Christ-follower who, like Athena has and perhaps is currently experiencing great success in MLM, as well as those who are considering the pursuit of this kind of business.”

For more information

To schedule an interview or for more information about this press release, please contact Athena Dean Holtz at info@redemption-press.com.

About the Author

Athena Dean Holtz spent ten years pursuing and reaching success and profit in network marketing. Founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press, and a multi-published author and speaker, she is also an award-winning podcast host, and founder of the acclaimed She Writes for Him national events for Christian writers and speakers. She and her pastor husband Dr. Ross Holtz live in Enumclaw, Wash.

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. Why do you think the topic of MLM and Christians is so polarizing?
  2. Why do you think American Christians—especially women—are drawn to multi-level marketing (MLM)?
  3. What do you feel is the main “red flag” and deception of MLM’s business model?
  4. You first published this book thirty years ago, do you feel the danger of MLM involvement is still as prevalent today? How so?
  5. What do you say to Christians feel MLM is an answer to prayer, and may be funding ministry, and helping others through MLM?
  6. How have MLM’s practices changed? Are they still as manipulative?
  7. What’s the main danger of bringing MLM involvement into the church?
  8. What’s your advice for those involved in MLM?
empty at the top

Former Industry Insider and Top Producer Exposes the Dangers of Multilevel Marketing in Her New Book: Empty at the Top

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Empty at the Top: Exposing Spiritual Dangers in Multilevel Marketing Free to Download Through April 1, 2023

Athena Dean Holtz, a former industry insider and top producer who reached the top in three multilevel marketing (MLM) organizations, exposes the spiritual dangers of network marketing for Christians in her newly updated book, Empty at the Top. In this searingly honest personal story, Holtz reveals the dirty secrets of MLM and how relationships are misused for financial gain.

“My story is an eye-opening exposé of the deception of MLM,” said Holtz. “It’s a warning to Christians about the spiritual dangers of this business model.”

Holtz describes her journey from being a successful businesswoman to experiencing spiritual emptiness due to her involvement in MLM. She explains why so many people, particularly the most vulnerable, get sucked into what she calls “the lie”—the false promise that success comes easily with MLM.

Holtz warns readers that although it may seem like a lucrative opportunity to make money quickly, there is often more than meets the eye with MLM businesses. She shares examples of how these companies often rely on manipulation, guilt-tripping, and cult-like tactics to keep their members engaged and motivated.

Anyone who has considered being involved in MLM, or who knows others who are, will find this book compelling and eye-opening.

Download your free copy of Empty at the Top through April 1, 2023 on Amazon. Empty at the Top is rated 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

Joy Wendling
5 stars – Bold and Authentic

“This author holds nothing back as she shares her story of how God brought her through MLM to a closer relationship with him. She writes, “You may not agree with my final conclusion, but I trust you’ll see my heart is to see the body of Christ hungering and thirsting for more of Jesus rather than success and the things of this world.” So good!”

Phylis Mantelli
5 stars – Motives for MLM companies are deceptive

“As someone who was a part of a MLM company for 15 years while raising my children, I saw a lot of truth in this book. I was on a mission to make more money, earn more trips, recruit more people at the expense of spending time with my children which was why I wanted to have this part-time business to begin with. At times when I rose to the high ranks and was at the conferences where they passed out awards, my upline director treated me like a special queen. The following year if I just did enough to make that extra money for my family but with no special awards coming, she completely ignored me. Athena hits all areas of deception that can be had in MLM companies. While I loved the product I sold, the only way to try to get to the top, was through recruiting others. This book is a must read if you are entering into this type of business… Athena is very brave to tackle this subject, but I applaud her for her Godly truthfulness…”

For more information

To schedule an interview or for more information about this press release, please contact Athena Dean Holtz at info@redemption-press.com.

About the Author

Athena Dean Holtz spent ten years pursuing and reaching success and profit in network marketing. Founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press, and a multi-published author and speaker, she is also an award-winning podcast host, and founder of the acclaimed She Writes for Him national events for Christian writers and speakers. She and her pastor husband Dr. Ross Holtz live in Enumclaw, Wash.

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. Why do you think the topic of MLM and Christians is so polarizing?
  2. Why do you think American Christians—especially women—are drawn to multi-level marketing (MLM)?
  3. What do you feel is the main “red flag” and deception of MLM’s business model?
  4. You first published this book thirty years ago, do you feel the danger of MLM involvement is still as prevalent today? How so?
  5. What do you say to Christians feel MLM is an answer to prayer, and may be funding ministry, and helping others through MLM?
  6. How have MLM’s practices changed? Are they still as manipulative?
  7. What’s the main danger of bringing MLM involvement into the church?
  8. What’s your advice for those involved in MLM?
full circle

Drawn into Scientology, New Age & a Christian Cult, Athena Dean Holtz Describes what Led Her into, and Ultimately how She Escaped Unthinkable Deception

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Athena Dean Holtz (with Inger Logelin), author of Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, is releasing her revised and expanded memoir for free download through April 1, 2023. This true account of turning from extreme deception and new age to Jesus explores the depths of healing from your past and finding restoration through the faithfulness of God.

Holtz’s journey began when her desire for affirmation and significance led her into deception and spiritual abuse in a toxic “Christian” cult. This caused her to lose all she owned, her thriving publishing company, and her reputation. She was left with nothing but the love of God to see her through.

In Full Circle, Holtz shares a candid memoir of loss and restoration, love lost and found. She reflects on how she was able to turn away from the darkness that had threatened to consume her life. “The faithfulness of God took first place in my heart,” says Holtz. “I want others who have been traumatized by their own experiences or those who are seeking freedom from their pasts to know that there is hope in Him alone.”

Through her book, Holtz encourages readers who have experienced similar trauma or are looking for answers in their own lives. She wants them to find solace in knowing they can always rely on the faithfulness of God even when everything else has failed them. Questions have been added to each chapter for personal reflection or small group study, to help readers engage.

This book will be available for free download through April 1, 2023. Download Full Circle: Coming Home To The Faithfulness Of God today and take part in Athena Dean Holtz’s inspiring story about loss, hope and the ultimate redemption! Full Circle is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

SL
5 stars – From Darkness to Light

“Trapped in spiritual bondage, Athena shares a heart wrenching story of pain, loss, longing, and love that transforms it all. With her characteristic openness and humility, she loses all to gain the very best. The transformation and freedom Jesus brings is hope for all who are entrenched in darkness and need His unconditional love. Thank you, Athena, for your transparent heart. Thank you for allowing your readers to see that Jesus really is who we need to be set free. This is a must read!”

Konnie Viner
5 stars – Transparency and authenticity on every page!

“Transparency and authenticity on every page! Athena’s memoir is a moving account of the steadfast love of the Lord which never ceases and His mercies which never come to an end. Her journey showcases God’s faithfulness and healing in overcoming abuse, trials, heartaches, disappointments, and losses. Her courageous account is hopeful for anyone who is in the valley, wondering if God can redeem what has been lost. Yes, He can! You will remember Athena’s story long after closing the cover.”

For more information

To schedule an interview or for more information about this press release, please contact Athena Dean Holtz at info@redemption-press.com.

About the Authors

Founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press (a Best Christian Workplace in 2021 and 2022), award-winning podcast host Athena Dean Holtz is also co-author of Together for a Purpose. Her acclaimed She Writes for Him events connect, inform, and inspire writers and speakers. She and her pastor husband, Dr. Ross Holtz, live in Enumclaw, WA and enjoy their leisure time in their sailboat on Puget Sound.

Inger J. Logelin is a freelance writer, author coach, and long-time senior editor of Redemption Press. She and her husband live in the wheat country of eastern Washington State where many back-country roads wait to be explored.

Suggested Interview Questions

  1. What impact do you feel your vow to never let anyone use you again had in your life?
  2. How did your feelings of rejection from your mother affect your relationship with her and with others? Did God bring healing to that relationship?
  3. From your experience, what do you think draws people into cults such as Scientology?
  4. What did the Lord ultimately convict you of when you were prominent in multi-level marketing? Why do you think MLM is dangerous for Christians?
  5. You were involved for twelve years in a toxic and legalistic cult led by so-called believers. How did your unhealed wounds draw you into this deception?
  6. Your love story is unique. Can you share how you were “set up” for your eventual marriage by your husband’s deceased wife?
  7. What are some other “full circle” moments of God’s faithfulness that you’d like to share?
full circle

Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, Free to Download Tomorrow (March 28, 2023)

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – United States—Monday, March 27, 2023

Athena Dean Holtz (with Inger Logelin), author of Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, is releasing her revised and expanded memoir for free download on March 28th, 2023. This true account of turning from extreme deception and new age to Jesus explores the depths of healing from your past and finding restoration through the faithfulness of God.

Holtz’s journey began when her desire for affirmation and significance led her into deception and spiritual abuse in a toxic “Christian” cult. This caused her to lose all she owned, her thriving publishing company, and her reputation. She was left with nothing but the love of God to see her through.

In Full Circle, Holtz shares a candid memoir of loss and restoration, love lost and found. She reflects on how she was able to turn away from the darkness that had threatened to consume her life. “The faithfulness of God took first place in my heart,” says Holtz. “I want others who have been traumatized by their own experiences or those who are seeking freedom from their pasts to know that there is hope in Him alone.”

Through this book, Holtz encourages readers who have experienced similar trauma or are looking for answers in their own lives. She wants them to find solace in knowing they can always rely on the faithfulness of God even when everything else has failed them. Questions have been added to each chapter for personal reflection or small group study, to help readers engage.

This book will be available for free download from March 28, 2023 through April 1, 2023. Download Full Circle: Coming Home To The Faithfulness Of God today and take part in Athena Dean Holtz’s inspiring story about loss, hope and the ultimate redemption!

Full Circle is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by those who have purchased the book. Here’s what some of the reviewers have said:

Misty Cramer
5 stars – A redemption story you will not want to set down

With pure authenticity, Athena shares her journey from traumatic childhood, failed marriage, family pain, cult involvement, and then God’s redemption through it all. Powerful reminder of God’s love for us, including the fact that regardless of our circumstances, He will not let us go.

Rhonda Stoppe
5 stars – Unwittingly Brainwashed but God’s Word Prevailed

Athena unwittingly allowed herself to be brainwashed by a number of cults, which brought her to the brink of ruin. But God…Athena unfolds the incredible story of how God redeemed her brokenness. Her story will help you discern your own vulnerability to false teaching, discover the One who will fill the void of your soul, realize the importance of knowing scripture, and give you comfort and hope as you pray for others who are deceived.

For more information

To schedule an interview or for more information about this press release, please contact Athena Dean Holtz at info@redemption-press.com.

About the Authors

Founder and publisher of the hybrid Redemption Press (a Best Christian Workplace in 2021 and 2022), award-winning podcast host Athena Dean Holtz is also co-author of Together for a Purpose. Her acclaimed She Writes for Him events connect, inform, and inspire writers and speakers. She and her pastor husband, Dr. Ross Holtz, live in Enumclaw, WA and enjoy their leisure time in their sailboat on Puget Sound.

Inger J. Logelin is a freelance writer, author coach, and long-time senior editor of Redemption Press. She and her husband live in the wheat country of eastern Washington State where many back-country roads wait to be explored.

Suggested Interview Question

  1. What impact do you feel your vow to never let anyone use you again had in your life?
  2. How did your feelings of rejection from your mother affect your relationship with her and with others? Did God bring healing to that relationship?
  3. From your experience, what do you think draws people into cults such as Scientology?
  4. What did the Lord ultimately convict you of when you were prominent in multi-level marketing? Why do you think MLM is dangerous for Christians?
  5. You were involved for twelve years in a toxic and legalistic cult led by so-called believers. How did your unhealed wounds draw you into this deception?
  6. Your love story is unique. Can you share how you were “set up” for your eventual marriage by your husband’s deceased wife?
  7. What are some other “full circle” moments of God’s faithfulness that you’d like to share?