Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New Releases April 7, 2009

The Power to Change Today
Gregory Dickow
Faithwords, April 2009

How many people go through their days feeling dissatisfied or even feeling their lives have no purpose or meaning? Perhaps money, time or love seem in short supply. Or one doesn't have the body they'd like or the perfect job or the perfect mate. What kind of faith can give the strength and encouragement to break free from emotional and spiritual discontentment? In this debut work Pastor Dickow, founder of the popular Life Changers International Church brings a compelling vision for conquering negativity and achieving breakthroughs toward successful living. Through attaining a deep connection with God one can learn the keys to mastering destructive emotions and eradicating personal stress. Pastor Dickow offers readers 16 spirit-centered and practical secrets to create an invincible spirit and a satisfied life. Direct and heartfelt in its narrative, THE POWER TO CHANGE TODAY is more than a typical self-help book. It not only includes a full discussion of spiritual and common sense wisdom, but also reveals the story of Pastor Dickow's personal journey through a painful childhood, a crisis of faith and a miracle conversion.

Eight Little Faces
Kate Gosselin
Zondervan, April 2009

Featuring personal family photos from Jon and Kate Gosselin, parents of twins and sextuplets, this gift book includes comments from Kate on various themes including trust, perseverance, joy and encouragement. Also includes topical Scripture verses. Becoming the parents of eight children in less than four years has definitely presented both trials and blessings to Jon and Kate Gosselin. In this very personal close-up of their family life, Kate comments on the life lessons God has taught her. Featuring themes like trust, perseverance, joy, and encouragement, each two-page spread includes a photograph from the Gosselin family album, words from Kate, and topical Scripture verses. This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Gosselin’s television show Jon & Kate Plus 8, which is featured on TLC, as well as any mother struggling with the demands of small children.

Ino Records, April 2009

Celebrate a milestone anniversary with MercyMe! Commemorating 10 years of success, the band brings you this must-have collection of their greatest hits, including a new rendition of their breakthrough song, "I Can Only Imagine," recorded with the London Symphony. The companion DVD features live performances of "Here with Me," "You Reign," "Finally Home," and more. One CD and one DVD.

The Last Thing I Remember
Andrew Klavan
Thomas Nelson, April 2009

Charlie West just woke up in someone else's nightmare. He's strapped to a chair. He's covered in blood and bruises. He hurts all over. And a strange voice outside the door just ordered his death. The last thing he can remember, he was a normal high-school kid doing normal things--working on his homework, practicing karate, daydreaming of becoming an air force pilot, writing a pretty girl's number on his hand. How long ago was that? Where is he now? Who is he really? And more to the point . . . how is he going to get out of this room alive?

Boneman's Daughters
Ted Dekker
Hachette Book Group, April 2009

A Texas serial killer called BoneMan is on the loose, choosing young girls as his prey, His signature: myriad broken bones that torture and kill - but never puncture. Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn. Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn't even the worst of his problems: Ryan's daughter is BoneMan's latest desire. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, - Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS.

Fathered by God
John Eldredge
Thomas Nelson, March 2009

In this life-changing message from John Eldredge, readers discover a paradigm-shifting path to manhood. He unveils the six stages many men miss, stages they must complete in order to become the man God designed them to be. Inspiring, insightful, and challenging for men and the women in their lives, Fathered by God delivers the very thing men need, a way to forge companionship with God the Father while undergoing a transformation, releasing the fullness of life and the passion God designed them to live.

X2009: Christian Rock Hits
Various Artists
Bec Recordings, March 2009

The 2009 installment of the popular X series packs 19 songs and 18 videos from artists like tobyMac, Kutless, Sanctus Real, The Almost, Emery, Anberlin, and tons more! One CD and one DVD.

My Soul Sings: Live from Bogota, Columbia
Sparrow Records, March 2009

Known as forerunners of the modern worship movement and as one of the industry’s best live bands, Delirious? recorded its brand new live CD/DVD in front of 12,000 fans in Bogotá, Columbia, South America. Before taking a break from touring and recording at the end of this year, Delirious? takes its fans on a journey with My Soul Sings. The album showcases 14 songs and 16 newly filmed fan favorites spanning the band’s innovative 15-year history. It includes music from the early days of the band, like “History Maker” and the worldwide debut radio hit “Deeper” (King of Fools, 1997), and “Bliss” (Mezzamorphis, 1999), as well as songs from its “middle phase,” such as the radio hit “Rain Down” and the church service favorite “Majesty” from World Service (2004), and “God’s Romance” (Glo, 2001). The music of its later years on the CD/DVD focuses on Delirious?’s most critically acclaimed album to date, Kingdom of Comfort (2008), and includes “Kingdom of Comfort,” “Break The Silence” and the title track, “My Soul Sings.” These songs were written following the band’s new found commitment to social justice, sacrifice and compassionate ministry, and formed by recent tours that have taken Delirious? to some of the poorest countries on earth where the band members faced encounters with life that made poverty personal.

Connecting with God: A Teen Mania Devotional
Ron Luce
Regal Books, March 2009

Since 1986, Ron Luce and Teen Mania have held huge events reaching millions of teens with the message of living completely abandoned lives for Christ. With the hearts, minds and loyalties of today’s teens more at risk than ever, it is imperative to fill their minds with the things of God. In Let Your Voice Be Heard, Luce provides daily engaging readings on topics of interest to teens, including friends, entertainment, parents, school and more. For teens wanting a deeper relationship with Christ, as well as those searching for answers to life’s questions, here is a valuable tool that will lead them into a more passionate, deeply committed relationship with Christ that they can then speak out to the world.

Longing for God
Richard Foster
InterVarsity Press, March 2009

"Reading Longing for God is like stepping into an unfamiliar room and finding a wonderful group of vital and brilliant brothers and sisters in the way of Christ, reaching out to us from across the ages and from all kinds of personal characteristics and circumstances. We need to reach back and let them help us to know the fullness of life in the kingdom of God for who and where we are now. The spiritual impoverishment so widespread today among Christians is largely due to disconnection from 'the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.' The authors have opened doors into 'the unsearchable riches of Christ.' Let's go in."

Angel of Wrath
Bill Myers
Faithwords, March 2009

Thirteen-year-old Jazmin, her ex-Special Ops uncle Charlie, and former FBI agent Lisa are reunited in the second of the Voice of God series to stop a an assassin driven to murder members of a megachurch led by Lisa's brother. This assassin has drawn in a coven of teens toying with satanic practices to support his efforts. The naive youth engage in ceremonies that appear to usher in the death of each of his victims. When their rituals open a portal into the spiritual realm, a terrifying and mysterious entity crosses over to our world. The battle culminates with the capture of Lisa's father as the next target and a Black Mass requiring both their deaths as a sacrifice. The team will, once again, have to rely on all their wits, strength, and faith to survive in this action-packed, unearthly warfare.

Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century
Hank Hanegraaff
Thomas Nelson, March 2009

Nearly two decades ago Hank Hanegraaff's award-winning Christianity in Crisis alerted the world to the dangers of a cultic movement within Christianity that threatened to undermine the very foundation of biblical faith. But in the 21st century, there are new dangers-new teachers who threaten to do more damage than the last. These are not obscure teachers that Hanegraaff unmasks. We know their names. We have seen their faces, sat in their churches, and heard them shamelessly preach and promote the false pretexts of a give-to-get gospel. They are virtual rock stars who command the attention of presidential candidates and media moguls. Through make-believe miracles, urban legends, counterfeit Christs, and twisted theological reasoning, they peddle an occult brand of metaphysics that continues to shipwreck the faith of millions around the globe: "God cannot do anything in this earthly realm unless we give Him permission." "Keep saying it-'I have equality with God'-talk yourself into it." "Being poor is a sin." "The Jews were not rejecting Jesus as Messiah; it was Jesus who was refusing to be the Messiah to the Jews!" "You create your own world the same way God creates His. He speaks, and things happen; you speak, and they happen." Christianity in Crisis: 21st Century exposes darkness to light, pointing us back to a Christianity centered in Christ.

So Beautiful
Leonard Sweet
David C. Cook, March 2009

What is commonly known as DNA today was called "...so pretty!" when it was discovered years ago, and over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.

The Furious Longing of God
Brennan Manning
David C. Cook, March 2009

Author of the best-selling Ragamuffin Gospel, Manning here illumines the most powerful force in the universe---God's intense love for his children. Just as there is no place you can hide from God, there are also no limits or boundaries to where his love will go to find, embrace, and carry you home!

What To Do on the Worst Day of Your Life
Brian Zahnd
Strang Communications, March 2009

There is no question that times are tough. People are losing jobs, losing their homes, even losing their faith. In What to do on The Worst Day of Your Life, pastor and author Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to bring readers strength in the hope that they can overcome. Nobody knew adversity like King David. He had a call and an anointing on his life, and yet he had to find strength from the Lord daily to keep from losing what was rightfully his. Because he didn t quit in the time of trouble, he fulfilled his destiny. You will be delighted at the way Pastor Zahnd uses David s story to present ten principles that will build hope and encouragement in your heart. Let the Holy Spirit establish these ten truths in your spirit. With these ten principles at work in your life, you can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat even on the worst day of your life.

Live Revelations
Third Day
Sony Music, March 2009

This 2-disc, DVD and CD set features the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience with one of Christian music's most popular bands. Live Revelations is the most personal look at Third Day yet, following the band on tour. Experience, first-hand, life on the road like you've never seen it before! See what it's like to balance life on a tour bus with family relationships in the midst of constant commitments. Be a part of before-and-after show discussions that take place backstage in the dressing room and watch as the band readies for, and delivers, riveting live performances of songs from its latest album, Revelation. In addition, this 2-disc set features a CD with live audio performances of 8 songs recorded during the latest summer and fall tour dates.

Falling Up
Bec Records, March 2009

Falling Up continues to grow and expand upon their sound with Fangs, the group's fourth proper studio album and sixth overall release. With an aggressive mixture of instruments and electronics, the quintet's progressive leanings shine through on "Streams of Woe at Acheron," "Golden Arrows," "Goddess of the Dayspring, Am I," and more.

The End is Not the End
House of Heroes
Gotee Records, March 2009

The long-awaited follow-up to House of Heroes' major label debut, The End Is Not The End deftly walks the line between art and accessibility, with catchy and powerful hooks balancing thought provoking lyricism and progressive style. Sixteen tracks, including "In The Valley of the Dying Sun," "By Your Side," "Lose Control," and more.

Curb Records, March 2009

reNRGized includes eight dancefloor friendly remixes of your favorite pureNRG tunes! Enhanced CD also includes the music video for "Here We Go Again."

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