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A Simple Matter of Hope and Joy by Nathan Menoian is a Celebrate Audiobook Month pick #christianfiction #fiction #litfic #audiobooks #giveaway

Title: A Simple Matter of Hope and Joy                  


Author: Nathan Menoian


Voice Actor/Narrator:  Rich Germaine


Genre: Christian fiction   


Book Blurb: 


Eric David Matthews can’t imagine why God would select him for anything. He’s a longtime business owner with no interest in the Creator of the Universe, and no remaining zest for life. Unexpectedly, he meets a woman of devout faith who tells him what Jesus has done in her life.


In quick order, Eric turns his middle-aged and mundane life over to God. He soon finds himself in a whirlwind of divinely-guided activity, discovering that the Lord will and can use anyone - young or old.


Though the weeks and months ahead aren’t all smooth sailing, Eric remains ever-faithful as he experiences love, joy, sorrow, fear, and rejuvenation.


One demanding and persistent question keeps racing through his heart: Does God have a specific calling in mind for him? At just the right time, Eric receives the answer he’s been looking for, along with a brand new zest for life.


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Buy Links (including Goodreads and BookBub):






Chirp, Amazon, Audible, and most online outlets.  


Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you have a favorite? If you don’t listen to audiobooks, is there a particular reason why not?


I enjoy fiction and nonfiction audiobooks. Listening to a trained voice bring a well-written story, as well as world-changing events to life is exhilarating.


What makes this a must-listen audiobook?  


My audiobook is wonderfully narrated by Rich Germaine. This fictional story places Eric Matthews smack-dab in the middle of unexpected and exhilarating life-changing situations. And through them all, he finds love, purpose, fulfillment, and most of all a marvelous relationship with God. A worthwhile listen for young and old.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $50 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs June 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on July 2, 2024. 


Author Biography:  


I was born in Michigan to parents of Armenian descent, and attended public schools in Dearborn and West Bloomfield. Flying kites, bike riding, and participating in neighborhood baseball games were part of my youth; with teamwork a valuable life-lesson I learned as a sprinter on my middle-school track team.


At 19, I joined the U.S. Navy. Afterward, I earned a Journalism Degree from Oakland University. It was there that I invited Jesus Christ into my heart, becoming a born-again Christian.


Throughout my years as a writer: from newspaper reporting, writing editorials, spending twelve years in the Adverting Department with a national discount retailer, publishing a monthly business magazine, and handling a variety of freelance work, I’ve been the recipient of many blessings, friends, and challenging opportunities.


Both of my sons are successful in their chosen careers. Michigan remains my home, and authoring this book is a blessed and happy highlight in my writing experiences.


Narrator Biography:


Rich Germaine has spent most of his adult life working in the media, including radio, TV and the motion picture industry.  He has also conducted national and regional audience research studies with the Gallup Organization.


Currently, he is semi-retired and works part-time recording and distributing audiobooks with his own company,  Audiobook Producers.


Having worked in radio for over thirty years, it was a natural transition to narrating audiobooks.  Rich has recorded over 80 audiobooks available through various online retailers.


Rich’s voice can also be heard on the opening of the popular, long-running travel series – Rick Steves, Travels In Europe on PBS.


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Jun 15

I only occasionally listen to audiobooks I don’t have a fave yet.


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Jun 12

Thank you, Nathan, for sharing your audiobook in our Celebrate Audiobook Month Event!

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