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Volume 1, Taste and See, A Sampling of First Chapters by John 316 Marketing Network Authors [Kindle Edition]

Lorilyn Roberts , Bernard Boulton , Cheryl Rogers
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Book Description

"Taste and See" is a generous sampling of first chapters and other writings by John 3:16 Marketing Network authors.
All books represented in this anthology have a Christian worldview.

Chapter 2: Bernard Boulton, Do You Wanna
Be Made Whole?

Chapter 3: Elaine Marie Cooper, The
Promise of Deer Run

Chapter 4: Laura J. Davis, Come to Me

Chapter 5: Ashley Dawn, Shadows From the

Chapter 6: Sidney W. Frost, The
Vengeance Squad

Chapter 7: April W. Gardner, Wounded

Chapter 8: Tracy Krauss, And the Beat
Goes On

Chapter 9: Ken Kuhlken, Midheaven

Chapter 10: Marcia Lee Laycock, One
Smooth Stone

Chapter 11: Lisa J. Lickel, Meander

Chapter 12: Patience Prence, SCARS: An
Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel

Chapter 13: W.R. Pursche and Michael
Gabriele, The Eternal Messiah

Chapter 14: Eddie Snipes, I Called Him

Chapter 15: Amanda Stephan, Lonely

Chapter 16: Diane Tatum, Gold Earrings

Chapter 17: Kenneth Winters, The Lost
Crown of Colonnade

Young Adult

Chapter 18: Tom Blubaugh, Night of the

Chapter 19: Lynn Dove, Shoot the

Chapter 20: Rev. Serafim Gascoigne,
Landing Place

Chapter 21: Dr. Robert E. McGinnis,
Raised in Paradise

Chapter 22: Dr. Robert E. McGinnis,
White Bird Returns

Chapter 23: Cheryl Rogers, Just Like
Jonah Wail Tales

Chapter 24: Evelyn Uslar-Pietri,
Pirate's Gold, Treasure to Die For

Chapter 25: Amanda Washington,
Chronicles of the Broken

Children's Picture Books

Chapter 26: Judi Chesshir, My Finny Fin

Chapter 27: Brenda K. Hendricks, What's
Better Than That, Seren Dippity?

Chapter 28: Jay Miller, Sal and Sally

Chapter 29: Sherrill S. Cannon, Santa's
Birthday Gift

Section 3


Chapter 30: Nike Chillemi, Burning
Hearts, recipes

Chapter 31: Saundra Dalton-Smith,
Finding Your G.R.A.C.E. Place , a devotional

Chapter 32: Amy Deardon, The Story
Template: Conquer Writer's Block Using the Universal Structure of Story

Chapter 33: Rose Allen McCauley,
Regeneration, short story

Chapter 34: B.J. Robinson, Hope Lives
Even as a Last Resort, a devotional

Section 4



Chapter 35: Deborah H. Bateman, The
Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption

Chapter 36: Carol A. Brown, The Mystery
of Spiritual Sensitivity

Chapter 37: Sana Edoja, Knowing God

Chapter 38: Anita Estes, When God

Chapter 39: S.E. Gregg, The Christian
Olympics, Going for the Gold Crowns

Chapter 40: CJ and Shelley Hitz,
Forgiveness Formula: Finding Lasting Freedom in Christ

Chapter 41: Paulette Harper Johnson,
Completely Whole

Chapter 42: Ray W. Lincoln,

Chapter 43: Patty Mason, Transformed by
Desire: A Journey of Awakening to Life and Love

Chapter 44: Kimberley Payne, Fit for
Faith - 7 Weeks to Improved Spiritual & Physical Health

Chapter 45: Scott M. Shafer, Receiving

Chapter 46: Joyce Schneider, Sticks and
Stones May Break My Bones But Words Can Kill My Spirit

Chapter 47: Yvonne Pat Wright, From
Spice to Eternity, Discovering the Main Ingredient to a Life of Fulfillment and


Chapter 48: Janet Perez Eckles, Simply
Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta

Chapter 49: Theresa Franklin, Journey to
Fulfillment, From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones

Chapter 50: Sally Franz, Scrambled
Leggs...A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey

Chapter 51: Kimberly J. James, Running
on G: What's Filling Your Tank?

Chapter 52: Deborah McCarragher,
Mission Possible - Spiritual Covering

Chapter 53: Anita Mellot, School Is
Where the Home Is

Chapter 54: Mogama, Refugee Was My Name

Chapter 55: Debra A. Newell, A Strand
of Pearls

Chapter 56: Lorilyn Roberts, Children
of Dreams

Chapter 57: Alberta Sequeira, Someone
Stop This Merry-Go-Round: An Alcoholic Family in Crisis

Chapter 58: Jessica Zondervan,
Breathing on Purpose: Surviving the Death of a Loved One

Section 5

Farewell Thoughts

Author Biographies

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This is a great way for you to sample the first chapters of 60 books for free -- easily. You only have to download this anthology, pick out what books interest you, and click on the link to learn more or buy them.

About the Author

Lorilyn Roberts is a Christian author who writes children's picture books, adult nonfiction, memoirs, and a young adult Christian fantasy series, Seventh Dimension. The first in the series, The Door, was just published (October 2012).

Lorilyn graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Alabama, which included international study in Israel and England. She received her Masters in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature.

Lorilyn is the founder of the John 316 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors who are passionate about promoting books with a Christian worldview.

To learn more about Lorilyn, please visit her website at or blog at You can follow her on twitter at To connect with her personally, you can contact her by email at llwroberts at

Product Details

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  • Publisher: Lorilyn Roberts; Christmas 2011 Edition edition (December 19, 2013)
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  • Language: English
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! Life is all about choices! December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I love going to the book store and spending the afternoon flipping through a variety of books. The best part is finding those one or two books that are a perfect fit for my current reading needs. Now I don't even have to leave my home to have the same experience! I love the insight of this group of authors to create a way to sample a large selection of book anywhere. After downloading Taste and See to my Kindle, I can flip to the section I'm interested in. Fiction, non-fiction, devotionals, poems; whatever you are in the mood for you can find it and best of all is it's all from Christian authors. With each excerpt there is additional information about that author including their website and other books. This would be a great gift for anyone who loves reading!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you hunger for God - you'll love this book! December 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Taste and See, A Sampling of First Chapters by the John 3:16 Marketing Network Authors is a wonderful way to preview a variety of Christian authors and their books. The first chapter samples allows you to get a "taste" of their writing style as well as their book's overall theme. There are "live links" for the author's websites, points of purchase and/or blogs. Taste and See is broken into several sections for ease of browsing in the various genres. At just .99 cents it is an economical way to venture into several books to take a peek.

God's great diversity is masterfully displayed in this unique book that was a labor of love for Lorilyn Roberts, the creator of the John 3:16 Book Marketing Network. Cheryl Rogers created the intriguing cover image and helped with the book's e-conversion formatting. This is a quality compilation of some of the best indie authors on the internet. Many of them have their books available in either paperback or e-book formats. All of them embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and glorify Him with their literary works.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in catching a glimpse of some well written and highly entertaining books penned by some of the most amazing authors I've ever met.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sampler for Christmas gifts. December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love this format. For 99 cents I get to read first chapters from scores of different authors before investing my limited funds in a book I may not enjoy. And, there is is something here for everyone, mystery, fantasy, biography, historical romance, in depth scriptural reflections. I haven't read all of the selections yet. I'm sure there will be some that I begin to read and decide that particular book is just NOT my thing. However,I have already made a couple of great choices of books that I may otherwise have never considered.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coming together for the glory of God December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
What a concept! God invites us to taste and see that the Lord is good, so each of us may know Him better in intimate relationship. The book Taste and See offers a similar concept, so the reader can come away with a better sense of a particular book before buying it. I love the idea!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible variety December 3, 2011
By TKrauss
Format:Kindle Edition
This compilation of 'first chapters' is a great resource for anyone curious as to what is out there in the Christian marketplace. It is chock full of fiction, devotionals, self help - a real variety that should help readers to get a 'taste' of what each author has to offer. Editor Lorilyn Roberts did a great job of putting the book together and it will surely lead to further reading! All 'first chapters' are from previously published work; some of them 'best sellers' and others less known. There is sure to be something of interest in this book for everyone.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taste Many Books and Choose Your Favorites December 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
As a contributor, I've sampled the books and fell in love with many. Wonderful reading material. I've contributed a devotional toward the end of the book, but there are so many first chapters of wonderful novels, you'll have excellent reading material for days and the amazing ability to sample, choose, and select the ones you fall in love with on your own. I've read Burning Hearts among others in these select picks. Don't miss this book sampling. B. J. Robinson, author of Last Resort and Southern Superstitions
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Ever wish you had a good resource to find good books to read? Well now you have it in this book "Taste and See", and at a super price too! Just think, you can read the first chapters of over 55 books, fiction, non fiction children's as well as many others. How many books have you started to read, only to find out you don't like it? I have several times, and its frustrating. Now you can read the first chapter and if you like it, you can purchase the book, if you don't you can go on to another book!

I've had the honor and privilege to read a number of these books already, and I will tell you that there are really awesome books as well as great authors presented in this book "Taste and See". You may say you've never heard of the authors or books? Well I hadn't either until I found their books through other authors and reviewers, and I am very happy I found them!

Lastly, I'm not an author, I just love reading and reviewing books. And it is my passion to get the word out about wonderful books I read and wonderful new authors I find.

I encourage you to grab a copy of this book, along with a cup of coffee and see how many new books you can find to read. You just can't go wrong with this book!

I purchased a copy of this ebook to have as a reference for books I want to read. My reviews is from reading my purchased copy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great authors abound in this sampling
You will find all the books you need to read this year in this sampling of first chapters. Once you check this out, you will want to read more. Some great authors here! Read more
Published 14 months ago by Terri K. Nighswonger
1.0 out of 5 stars Felt put upon
I should have guessed from the John 316 in the title - probably I would if it had been written John 3:16. But I didn't. Read more
Published on April 19, 2012 by Lark Spring
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource for Readers
I love sampler platters. Probably because I have so much difficulty making up my mind. That's why the Taste and See is perfect for someone like me. Read more
Published on January 16, 2012 by C. L. Ragsdale
5.0 out of 5 stars A savory array of great works
One will find a savory array of great works, of powerful messages, riveting stories and profound insights...all included in Taste and See. Read more
Published on December 12, 2011 by Inspirational Books
5.0 out of 5 stars A library in one book
As a contributor to Taste & See I'm excited to be part of this compilation. What a wonderful way to introduce readers to new authors and their works. Read more
Published on December 7, 2011 by K Payne
5.0 out of 5 stars A Smorgasbord of Delight!
Taste and See is truly a smorgasbord for the reader. There is something for everyone here, including Fiction, self help, devotionals, and even poetry. Read more
Published on December 6, 2011 by TKrauss
5.0 out of 5 stars Taste and See is a banquet of the soul
"Taste and See" is an innovative way to discover if you will like a new book, all in one place. From children's literature to adult suspense, history, humor, you name it. Read more
Published on December 5, 2011 by Sally Franz
5.0 out of 5 stars If you hunger for God - you'll love this book!
Taste and See, A Sampling of First Chapters by the John 3:16 Marketing Network Authors is a wonderful way to preview a variety of Christian authors and their books. Read more
Published on December 4, 2011 by God Mission Possible
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Variety!
This book is wonderful! It mixes fiction, non-fiction, children's and more :) If you want to try some new Christian books, this has the first chapter of over 50 of them! Read more
Published on December 4, 2011 by Ashley Wintters
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delectable Sampling...A Treat!
As one of the many contributors to this compilation, I am delighted to find myself in such great company. Read more
Published on December 4, 2011 by Lynn Dove
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