Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Releases

The Language of Love & Respect
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Thomas Nelson, October 2009
Learn how to talk to your spouse! Citing biblical and psychological research, Eggerichs shows couples what they're really saying to one another. Discover how to speak each other's language---"love" for her, and "respect" for him---and build mutual understanding as you enjoy a successful marriage. Previously titled Cracking the Communication Code. 368 pages, softcover from Nelson.

What Difference Do It Make?
Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynne Vincent
Thomas Nelson, September 2009
New thoughts and reflections from the authors of the inspirational New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. The more than four hundred thousand readers stirred by the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore will resonate with the all new, stand-alone true stories of hope and healing offered in this intimate, authentic follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. With new "Denverisms" and reflections from Denver on his personal dealings with homelessness and disrespect from others, additional insights from Ron on what we can learn from people not like us and from those dealing with a terminal illness, and the stories of readers who have been impacted by the book's central themes, this inspirational reader will generate a host of new fans. Topics include: Faith and friendship, Racial reconciliation, Community outreach, Compassion, Healing. Book also includes for the first time samples of Denver's paintings.

The Magnificent Obsession
Anne Graham Lotz
Zondervan, August 2009
God longs to call you friend.
Are you missing the essentials to living a joyful, purpose-filled life? Are you devoted to your church or your religion but still struggling to find meaning and passion in your faith? Do you love your family, work hard, contribute to your community, but still feel your life is somehow incomplete and hollow at the core? Are you restless in your spirit, with a nagging sense that there must be something more? Gifted Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has known this struggle herself. As she studied Scripture looking for a way out of the emptiness, she found her answer in the amazing story of Abraham, a very ordinary man who became extraordinary for one pivotal reason: he pursued God in a life of obedient faith, not knowing where that decision would take him. Despite struggling, as we do, with compromise, fear, family, quarrels, failure, doubt, and disappointment, Abraham became a man God called His friend. Anne followed Abraham’s lead and began a lifelong pursuit of knowing God, as he truly is, in an intensely personal relationship. Through personal anecdotes, unforgettable stories, and God-inspired insights, she invites you to draw closer to God, who is as committed to you as he was to Abraham and longs to call you friend.

God Gave Us Love
Lisa Tawn Bergen
Waterbrook Press, September 2009
As Little Cub and Grampa Bear's fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others... even the seemingly unlovable. In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because... "Any time we show love, Little Cub, we're sharing a bit of his love." This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a "God-sized love."

What is the Bible? (Little Blessings)
Kathleen Long Bostrom
Tyndale Kids, August 2009
Little Blessings question books help young children understand basic truths about the Christian life. Perfect for ages 3-6, What Is the Bible asks and answers questions about the Bible, such as: Who wrote the Bible, who is the Bible about, how do you read the Bible? Parents can use this book as a fun tool to answer questions their little ones may have about God’s Word.

VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas
Big Idea Productions, October 2009
When Junior Asparagus and his Veggie friends learn that Laura Carrot’s dad has lost his job on Christmas Eve, Bob the Tomato decides to tell the kids a very special story about giving. Using a big storybook and a little imagination, they all travel back to ancient Greece to meet Saint Nicholas — the world’s greatest giver.

Countdown to Christmas (My First Read and Learn)
Dr. Mary Manz Simon
Little Shepherd Books, September 2009
The weeks that lead up to Christmas are an exciting magical time for young children. But the wait for December 25th can seem almost endless. MY FIRST READ AND LEARN COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS channels a young child's anticipation into simple activities to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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