Paul David Tripp
Crossway Books, April 2010
A longtime Christian teacher and counselor calls engaged and married couples to a grace-based lifestyle of daily reconciliation, marked by six practical commitments. Marriage, according to Scripture, will always involve two flawed people living with each other in a fallen world. Yet, in counselor Paul Tripp's professional experience, the majority of couples enter marriage with unrealistic expectations, leaving them unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life. This unique book introduces a biblical and practical approach to those realities that is rooted in God's faithfulness and Scripture's teaching on sin and grace. "Spouses need to be reconciled to each other and to God on a daily basis," Tripp declares. "Since we're always sinners married to sinners, reconciliation isn't just the right response in moments of failure. It must be the lifestyle of any healthy marriage." What Did You Expect? presents six practical commitments that give shape and momentum to such a lifestyle. These commitments, which include honestly facing sin, weakness, and failure; willingness to change; and embodying Christ's love, will equip couples to develop a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of their relationship.
Inpop, April 2010
With their new project Reinvention, Grammy-nominated Superchick goes back to the studio to reinvent their favorite songs. Drawing inspiration from the nearly 100 TV shows, video games and movies that use their music, Superchick has created a soundtrack album for fast car chases, giant fighting robots, teen romance and bad guys walking in slow motion. Two new singles, "Still Here" and a solo breakout from bassist Matt Dally entitled "Let It Roll," accompany nine reinventions pulled from every album in the band's discography. "These are songs we love. It means a lot to us to get the chance to go back into the studio as a band and rebuild them from the ground up. We have the technology. We can make them better, stronger, louder," says Max Hsu, the band's founder, producer and studio recluse.
Online with God: A 90-Day Devotional (FaithGirlz!)
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Zonderkidz, April 2010
Put God on Your Buddy List. Finding God in the universe of computers and cell phones isn't as easy as googling his name, but he's there all the same. And what girl wouldn't want him with her as she tries to make her way through a galaxy of emails, text messages, IMs, chat rooms---and middle school relationships? Written as a girl's personal blog to God, Online with God teaches you how to stay safe while using today's technology. This ninety-day devotional contains relevant Scripture verses, tips on making safe choices, and prayers for all the confusing times in your life. As you read it, you'll realize that God listens when you blog as well as when you pray. After all, he's the Lord of the universe---including cyberspace.
Let's Have a Daddy Day
Zonderkidz, April 2010
Let's Have a Daddy Day, written by Karen Kingsbury and illustrated by Dan Andreasen, is a playful and heartwarming picture book that celebrates the cherished and unique times that fathers and their children spend together. Whether it's building forts, wrestling, or catching tadpoles, this book reminds us that there are many ways to have a special day with Daddy. 'When you're all grown up and you look back on this day, you'll know how much I loved you 'cause we took the time to play.' A Daddy day? Why not! What better way for a child to enjoy being with Daddy---and Dad to enjoy being with his little one? These heartwarming rhymes by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offer great ideas for children to have simple, fun times with Daddy, and to come up with ideas of their own. Geared for kids and dads alike, this endearingly illustrated book will become a cherished addition to the family library.