Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Releases

Faith Begins @Home Mom
Maria & Mark Holmen
Focus on the Family, February 2010
There is a special bond between mothers and their children. In Christian families, this bond can grow beyond biology to the life of the spirit, but many moms don’t know how to begin nurturing their children’s relationship with God. This new series of Faith Begins @ Home resources is designed to help parents bring faith home. Faith @ Home Mom is an easy-to-use resource that starts from square one and ends in a 24/7 lifestyle of family faith. Moms will find step-by-step tips and age-appropriate guides for instilling a vibrant and growing faith in their children’s lives, as well as true-life stories from other moms experiencing the power and blessing of God in their homes as they develop their “spiritual skills” with their children.

Day-Votions for Mothers
Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Zondervan, March 2010
Introducing a new series of Day-Votions™ from bestselling inspirational author Rebecca Barlow Jordan. This beautiful, lighthearted series of devotional books is perfect for you and is a perfect gift for women of all seasons, and all stages of life. From deepening your walk with the Lord to strengthening your relationships with others ... mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and women everywhere will find page after page of powerful spiritual encouragement within. Each 'day-votion' points to a biblical truth, affirming with every reading that God is faithful no matter what challenges you face. With forty devotions per book in this three-set series---Day-Votions for Grandmothers, Day-Votions for Mothers, and Day-Votions for Women---designed to bring you into deeper relationships with God, your family, your children, and your friends ... inspiration is certain.

Mother-Daughter Duet
Cheri Fuller & Ali Plum
Multnomah, February 2010
A harmonious relationship is possible. When your daughter was born, you had a thousand hopes and dreams for her. . .including that one day you'd be best friends. But as life unfolds, even the best intentions go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. Thankfully, a harmonious relationship with your daughter is possible. Written by a mother and daughter who have successfully navigated the minefield from distance and tension to acceptance and friendship, Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms open wide the door of communication so that daughters want to walk through it. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on proven principles, each chapter offers timeless wisdom as well as a daughter’s perspective. Often these principles apply to daughters-in-law as well.
The relationship between mothers and daughters is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But you can have the loving, authentic bond you always dreamed of—when you learn the mother-daughter duet.

Your Spouse Isn't the Person You Married
Teri Reisser and Paul Reisser
Focus on the Family, March 2010
When two people are falling in love, no detail about the other person is too small to leave unexplored. Sadly, in most marriages this intense desire to know the other person ends once spouses feel they have a “handle” on each other—with disastrous results. In this book, Paul and Teri Reisser look at 10 behaviors, decisions, and communication patterns that can change with time. Using candor, humor, and stories from years of experience, the authors convey the warning signs couples miss when they forget that they aren’t the same people they were when they wed.

Preparing for Marriage
Dennis Rainey
Gospel Light, April 2010
It can be tempting, for couples who are engaged, to focus on planning their wedding day and ignore preparations for the lifetime commitment that begins after the cake is cut. Now, with this revised and updated edition of Preparing for Marriage from FamilyLife, couples can do both! Created by one of America's leading marriage and family ministries, this dynamic program is designed to help Christian couples lay the foundation for a strong, lasting and biblical marriage. Preparing for Marriage includes eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help couples identify areas for growth in their relationship and start them off on the right foot before they walk down the aisle. Couples will learn how to discern God's will for their relationship, to handle finances and plans for the future, to clarify their roles and responsibilities, to develop a loving sexual relationship, to deal with family histories and past issues, and much more!

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