Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Releases: August 20, 2008

The Power of Praying Through the Bible
Stormie Omartian
Harvest House, August 2008

Among the many topics the Bible covers, prayer is one of the most important, for speaking to God and hearing from Him has the power to change your life. Stormie Omartian, the bestselling author of the Power of a Praying series, has inspired millions of men, women, and families with her prayers and reflective writing. Now she invites readers to journey with her, from Genesis to Revelation, to see how prayer in every situation makes room from God to touch their lives.

Looking Up When Life is Looking Down
Beth Moore
Thomas Nelson, August 2008

Life can be hard…sometimes to the point of feeling as though your struggles will never end and God isn't anywhere near. In Looking Up When Life is Looking Down, Beth Moore shares a prosaic message of hope and deliverance taken from Psalm 40, helping readers discover they indeed are not alone and that God's gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in their circumstances.

Surviving the Storms of Life
H. Norman Wright, Matt Woodley & Julie Woodly
Revell, July 2008

Nearly everyone will experience some sort of trauma during life. Whether they have weathered a large-scale event like hurricane Katrina, 9/11, or the shootings at Columbine or Virginia Tech, or they are dealing with their own personal Ground Zero, trauma victims need a special kind of understanding and help in order to heal and move on in life. With positive stories and expert advice, bestselling author H. Norman Wright teams with pastor Matt Woodly and certified trauma counselor Julie Woodley to show readers that there is hope for recovery no matter what they have been through.

The Bravehearted Gospel: The Truth is Worth Fighting For
Eric Ludy
Harvest House, August 2008

Eric Ludy calls believers to put a stop to an alarming trend in today’s church. Contemporary culture has accused Christians of being politically incorrect, unloving, and narrow–minded in their devotion to God and His Word. And the church has unwittingly played right along. How serious is the problem, and what are the solutions? What does a bravehearted kind of Christianity look like? Eric presents the Christianity of the Bible as the most explosive, most vibrant, most extraordinary force on Earth—a force meant to bring glory to God and turn people’s hearts in His direction.

Spaghetti for the Soul: A Feast of Faith, Hope, and Love
Kathy Troccoli and Elli Lofaro
WaterBrook Press, August 2008

Kathy Troccoli and Ellie Lofaro invite readers to a fabulous feast for the spirit. Drawing upon their shared Italian roots in Brooklyn and a friendship rooted in faith, they compare life to a heaping plate of spaghetti. With wit, warmhearted humor, irresistible grace, and keen insights, Kathy and Ellie urge you to take a generous helping of the richly flavored abundant life that only God can give.

Donita K. Paul
WaterBrook Press, July 2008

The fantastic land of Amara is recovering from years of war inflicted on its citizens by outside forces–as well as from the spiritual apathy corroding the Amarans’ hearts. With Kale and her father serving as dragon keepers for Paladin, the dragon populace has exploded. It’s a peaceful, exciting time of rebuilding. And yet, an insidious, unseen evil lurks just beneath the surface of the idyllic countryside. Truth has never been more important, nor so difficult to discern. Dragonlight is the conclusion to Donita K. Paul’s popular DragonKeeper Chronicles fantasy series.

God Gave Us Heaven
Lisa Dawn Bergren
WaterBrook Press, July 2008

As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud…“What is heaven like?” With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven. For children ages 4-8.

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