Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New Releases: May 14, 2008

Narnia Chronology from the Archives of the Last King: An Interactive Timeline Based on the Books by C.S. Lewis
HarperCollins, April 2008

With the release of Prince Caspian this weekend, Narnia Chronology is an impressive oversized overview of all seven books in the popular Chronicles of Narnia series. Each book is summarized over a multi-page spread with interactive pop-ups and foldouts, along with quotes and facts.

What God Does When Men Lead
by Bill Peel Tyndale, May 2008

Every man wants to be the kind of leader God designed--a strong, confident man who takes care of himself and the people he loves. But when you find yourself dealing with difficult coworkers on a daily basis, when your relationship with your wife seems damaged beyond repair, or when your children rebel, that destiny may seem unattainable. Best-selling author Bill Peel has good news for you if you feel you're missing out: God has created and equipped you with specific gifts that will help you to lead. Learn to embrace them, and you'll discover a richer family life, a more rewarding work environment, a transformed church--in short, a deeper and more satisfying life than you've ever imagined. Are you ready to answer God's call? Then learn to lead his way . . . and watch, amazed at what he will do.

Zora & Nicky: A Novel in Black and White
By Claudia Mair Burney
David C. Cook, April 2008

Zora Nella Hampton Johnson knows exactly where she comes from her daddy won't let her forget. Of course, for that privilege, he keeps her in Prada and Kate Spade. He chooses her boyfriend, her car, her address and ignores not only her mother, but her own love of painting, art and the old ways of her granddaddy's soulful AME church. Her daddy may be a preacher, but somewhere among the thousands of members, Zora has lost God. And she wants him back.

Nicky Parker, a recent graduate of Berkeley and reformed playboy, also suffers the trials of being a preacher's kid, and he can't remember the last time he saw eye-to-eye with his white, racist, Republican, Southern Baptist father. What he does remember and it will be forever burned in his brain despite myriad prayers to Jesus is the way Zora looked the first time he saw her.

When they meet at a Bible study far from their respective home churches, the first churlish, sarcastic sparks that fly sizzle with defensiveness. But God has a special way of feeding the flames, and though from different flocks, these two lost sheep will find Him and much, much more.

Lessons from the Sock Drawer
By VeggieTales
Big Idea, May 2008

Join all the VeggieTales friends for Lessons From the Sock Drawer: A Collection of Veggie Shorts and Briefs - a special collection of 18 of the most entertaining and zany lesson-based shorts from everyone's favorite Veggies! When Bob and Larry get a letter from a little boy who has lost his hamster, they must find a way to cheer him up! Thankfully, Larry keeps "The Veggie Vault" in his sock drawer, so there's always a funny story close at hand. Co-hosted by the vault keeper Lutfi the sock puppet (who first appeared in VeggieTales Sumo of the Opera), Lessons From the Sock Drawer is filled with hilarity, music and over 70 minutes of silliness and will surely tickle everyone's funny bone while teaching a few lessons along the way.

Love’s Unfolding Dream
Fox Faith, May 2008

The sixth installment of the films based on Janette Oke's acclaimed Love Comes Softly novels finds Belinda (Scout Taylor-Compton)--adopted daughter of Missie (Erin Cottrell)--determined to become a doctor. Despite her dedication and ability, Doc Jackson (Robert Pine) believes women should stay at home--and so does Belinda's suitor, Drew Simpson (Patrick Levis)! But with faith and hard work, Belinda begins winning the hearts and minds of everyone around her.

The Wager
Genius Entertainment, May 2008

Michael Steele (Randy Travis) is ten days from the biggest night of his life—he has been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Achieving the height of career success, Michael is quickly cast in the role of a lifetime as the lead character in a classic struggle between good an evil when rumors about his morality and faith run rampant. Will he buckle with temptation or stay true to his beliefs? The Wager is a soulful story of conviction and redemption that reminds us that in the face of adversity, we must find the strength to do what is right.

Metanoia Films, April 2008

An international soccer star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when something happens that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down...until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.

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