Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Releases: March 17, 2009

The Principle of the Path
Andy Stanley
Thomas Nelson, March 2009

There is often a tension between where we want to end up in life and the path we choose to get there. We fail to see that having good intentions is never good enough. Like Charlie Brown, we wrongly believe there's something to be said for trying hard. We need to understand why, in spite of our good intentions, we may have ended up at the wrong destination with our finances, our marriages, our careers, or a host of other dreams. So how do we get from where we are to where we truly want to be? The Principle of the Path is a road map to proper direction and discipline. Includes Extensive Study Guide.

Never Give Up!
Joyce Meyer
Faithwords, March 2009

Joyce Meyer is probably better equipped than anyone when it comes to never giving up. She overcame an abused childhood, a bad marriage and extremely limited opportunities to become one of the most popular author/speakers in the world. JoyceMeyerMinistries was the first ministry in America to be headed by a woman, and it's one of the largest in the world. If anyone knows how to hold on to a dream and realize it, it's her. Packed with examples of people who pursued their goals relentlessly, the book profiles nearly fifty individuals who prevailed against all odds. From the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge to the chemists who invented Post-It notes we meet people like Bessie Coleman, an African-American who had to go to flight school in Paris in order to learn how to fly. But she did, becoming the first woman in America to earn her pilot's license in 1920.

The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
Steven Scott
Waterbrook Press, March 2009

Just as the sun blinds our eyes to a sky filled with stars, Jesus’ deity can blind us to the unseen riches of His humanity. In The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived, Steven K. Scott reveals the hidden treasures to be found in Christ’s life as a human. When you learn from Jesus’ life on earth, your own life will be propelled to a whole new level of achievement, happiness, and success. As you look at Jesus’ life, you will learn how to:

•Find new meanings that will raise your life to new heights.
•Develop missions that will produce greater creativity and productivity.
•Communicate messages that will move the minds and hearts of your listeners.
•Act in a manner that attracts others, increases your value, and heightens your self-esteem.
•Adopt a method that accelerates extraordinary success.
•Discover your incredible worth.
•Give and receive a type of love that is truer than any you have experienced before.
Let the greatest Man who ever lived turn your purpose-driven life into a purpose-accomplished life!

Put Your Dream to the Test
John Maxwell
Thomas Nelson, March 2 009

What's the difference between a dreamer and someone who achieves a dream? According to best-selling author Dr. John Maxwell, the answer lies in answering ten powerful, yet straightforward, questions. Whether you've lost sight of an old dream or you are searching for a new one within you, Put Your Dream to the Test provides a step-by-step action plan that you can start using today to see, own, and reach your dream. Dr. Maxwell draws on his forty years of mentoring experience to expertly guide you through the ten questions required of every successful dreamer: The Ownership Question, The Clarity Question, The Reality Question, The Passion Question, The Pathway Question, The People Question, The Cost Question, The Tenacity Question, The Fulfillment Question, The Significance Question. More importantly, Dr. Maxwell helps you to create the right answers, giving you principles and tips to so you can make good decisions and maximize every moment to achieve your dream. Don't leave your dream to chance. This book is a must-have and can make the difference between failure and success.

A Love to L ast Forever
Tracie Peterson
Bethany House, March 2009

All Beth Gallatin has really wanted out of life is to settle down in one town, with one man, and raise a family. But with her father's roaming ways, she's always been denied that dream; instead, she found solace in reading romantic books. With her father's passing, she can, for the first time, dare to claim the rugged Montana frontier as her home. Nick Lassiter has loved Beth since she first came to town, but she's always seemed to think of him more as a brother. Just when he finally gets Beth to consider him, however, a challenger threatens the affection growing between them. But neither Nick nor Beth is prepared when they must face the consequences of Nick's complicated past. As a past fraught with unwise choices and guilt invades their world, can Nick and Beth find a love that will last forever?

Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman's Guide to Grace
Kristin Armstrong
Faith Words, March 2009

When Kristin Armstrong was in the pit of her divorce, she eagerly read every spiritual book and devotional she could get her hands on out of a hunger to connect with someone who knew exactly what she was going through and how she felt. Now, at a time when society offers so many conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman, Kristin invites readers to discover grace as a way of life. Using real-life anecdotes, biblical wisdom, and insight born of hard experience, Kristin teaches women the twelve traits of grace, inviting reflection and interaction. Warm, engaging, and practical, WORK IN PROGRESS examines what God has to say about being His kind of woman in the twenty-first century.

The Fight of Your Life
Jeffrey Dean
Multnomah, February 2009

Christian parents today feel replaced as the primary influence in their teen’s lives--undermined at school, invaded by the web, and in the dark about what’s really going on. Truth is, says teen expert Jeffrey Dean, parents don’t know the half of it! In The Fight of Your Life, Dean offers a frank, solutions-oriented plan for parents who want to protect their teens from dangerous choices and guide them toward God’s best–and are ready to fight to make it happen. First Dean gives parents a shocking but invaluable inside view of what teens are up against. Then he helps parents discover their irreplaceable role in their kids’ success. Along the way he tackles hot button issues--sex, partying, porn, cheating and eating disorders--and coaches parents on how to protect and grow a healthy relationship with their teens.

Really Woolly: The Tree of Life
DaySpring, February 2009
When the tree that Jacob and Gracie love playing in is cut down to make room for a new road to Woollyville, the two learn a valuable, God-honoring lesson of losing something we love for the greater good of the future. The newest Really Woolly adventure, this 30-minute DVD also includes a FREE Online Event Experience.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Releases: March 12, 2009

Take Everything
Seventh Day Slumber
Bec Records, March 2009

Seventh Day Slumber follows a string of successful studio albums with a sincere worship offering, blending their edgy hard rock style with a solid set of Christian classics and cherished songs of worship. Take Everything includes "Lead Me To the Cross," "How Great is Our God," "I Can Only Imagine," and nine more.

Intentional Walk: More devotions for baseball fans
Poland, Hugh
Judson Press, March 2009

From the author of Judson Press's best-selling Steal Away: Devotions for Baseball Fans comes another volume of inspiration for fans of America's favorite pastime. Features stories about the Branch Rickey, Curt Schilling, Frank Pastore, Ted Williams, Rube Waddell, and Ty Cobb, and draws spiritual insight from these modern parables. The book is divided into four sections: Getting to First, Sliding into Second, Rounding Third, and Heading for Home. Each chapter begins with a Scripture, includes a sidebar quote from a baseball player or coach, and concludes with a daily application for the reader's own "Intentional Walk."

Inside the Revolution
Rosenberg, Joel
Tyndale, March 2009

Inside the Revolution takes you inside the winner-take-all battle for the hearts, minds, and souls of the people of the Middle East. It includes never-before-seen profiles of the Radicals, the Reformers and the Revivalists. It explains the implications of each movement and the importance of each leader–not only through the lenses of politics and economics but through the third lens of Scripture as well. Today, wars and revolutions define the modern Middle East, and many believe the worst is yet to come.
  • How real and serious is the threat of Radical Islam to American national security eight years after 9/11?
  • Are there any Muslim leaders who oppose the violence of the Radicals—and is there any hope that such leaders will come to power in key countries in the Middle East?
  • What is God doing in the Middle East—and is there any hope that Muslims will find faith in Jesus Christ?
  • How can we as Christians help strengthen our brothers and sisters who love Jesus in the Muslim world, and how can we reach out to Muslims here at home?
Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage
Misja, Michael and Misja, Chuck
NavPress, March 2009

Is your marriage failing to meet your "happily ever after" expectations? Is your spouse unresponsive to you, refusing to change? Offering hope and a unique perspective, the Misja brothers---both Christian psychologists---explain that God's standard for your marriage is primarily faithfulness, not happiness. Learn how to maintain meaning, purpose, godliness, endurance, and optimism for your not-so-perfect relationship. 160 pages, softcover from NavPress.

The Power of a Praying Church
Omartian, Stormie
Harvest House Publishers, March 2009

Believers are promised God’s powerful presence when they gather with others in prayer. Now bestselling authors Stormie Omartian (more than 10 million books sold) and her longtime pastor, Jack Hayford, look at the life–changing benefits and world–changing effects that result from praying with others. Readers will see how they can

  • strengthen their personal prayer times with God
  • experience the joy of finding a prayer partner
  • change their lives by becoming part of a dynamic prayer group
  • uncover the far–reaching power of a praying church
  • discover how in the world they can make a difference

As they boldly enter into close fellowship with other believers to effect change in the world, they will touch lives and needs with the power of the Father in heaven.

Take One
Kingsbury, Karen
Zondervan, March 2009

Two unknown producers struggle to fulfill their dreams to change lives through the power of film. With millions of investors’ dollars on the line, everything starts to fall apart and they realize they may be in over their heads. Is it possible to beat the odds and make a movie unlike anything ever done before? Or, will they lose everything in the process?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Releases: March 3, 2009

The Hole in Our Gospel
Richard Stearns
Thomas Nelson Publishing, February 2009

It's 1998 and Richard Stearns' heart is breaking as he sits in a mud hut and listens to the story of an orphaned child in Rakai, Uganda. His journey to this place took more than a long flight from the United States to Africa. It took answering God's call on his life, a call that hurtled him out of his presidential corner office at Lenox-America's finest tableware company-to this humble corner of Uganda. This is a story of how a cor porate CEO faced his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Using his own journey as an example, Stearns explores the hole that exists in our understanding of the Gospel. Two thousand years ago, twelve people changed the world. Stearns believes it can happen again.

My Sing-Along Bible (The Beginner's Bible)
Zonderkids, February 2009

Introduce your child to God’s Word in the most memorable way – through song! My Sing-Along Bible features eight popular Bible stories using the child-friendly art from The Beginner’s Bible, the bestse lling story Bible of our time with over 6 million copies sold. Corresponding classic Christian songs will inspire your children to grow in their faith and understanding of the Bible. Also includes two bonus songs for added fun: “Praise Him All Ye Little Children” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. The Beginner’s Bible is the perfect starting point for children as they discover the life and fun of the Bible, just like millions of children before.

Apologetics for a New Generation
Sean McDowell
Harvest House, February 2009

Many teenagers leave home for college but don’t take their faith with them. Popular writer and speaker Sean McDowell offers a solution for this problem: a new way of approaching faith that addresses the questions the emerging generation is asking and that incorporates a radically humble and relational approach. An impressive list of contributors including Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus but Not the Church), Brian Godawa (Hollywood Worldviews), and Josh McDowell show that today’s apologetics must employ...

  • a clear connection with everyday life
  • an invitation for people to express their doubts and wrestle with tough questions
  • a culturally savvy understanding of the way secular people view Christians
  • an engaging methodology that captures the imagination before engaging the mind
  • a strong emphasis on the resurrection and how it changes everything

This resource is imperative for leaders who are ready to engage a new generation with the claims of Christ.

Thrive, Don't Simply Survive
Karol Ladd
Howard Publishing, February 2009

Life is unpredictable and often doesn't turn out as we'd planned. The things that matter most to us -- marriages, children, careers, families, and friends -- sometimes fall apart and leave us only with deflated dreams. Whether you're struggling with the big issues of life or simply over- whelmed by the demands of every single day, Karol Ladd's powerful biblical principles will give you the help you need. In this book, you will discover how to redefine your unexpected life, and you'll learn concrete skills that will help you move past simply surviving and into a thriving life that is lived passionately and with joy.New purpose and hope await you just beyond the cover of this book.

Significant Living
Jerry & Shirley Rose
Whitaker House, March 2009

They say life begins at fifty. Is that just an advertising slogan? Can we really begin again? Whether you are a baby boomer or approaching middle age, authors and veteran TV personalities Jerry and Shirley Rose show you how to make the second half of your life exciting, full, and significant. Maybe you have had happy years raising a family but now have time to explore new opportunities. Maybe your jobs have felt like dead ends, and you have struggled your whole life to discover purpose and joy in living. Perhaps you have had a full career but now are lacking passion in life. Regardless of our circumstances, many of us do not know how to redirect our lives toward significance. We need guidance. We need a road map to give us direction for finding the meaning God wants our lives to have. You can reinvent your life and make it truly significant! It is never too late to find your purpose and continue growing spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, relationally, and vocationally. Join Jerry and Shirley in a celebration of life and faith after fifty as you find renewed meaning and significance for the second half of your life!