Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Releases

Run to Overcome
Med Keflezighi
Tyndale, October 2010
When Meb Keflezighi won the New York City Marathon in 2009—the first American to do so in 27 years—some critics questioned whether the Eritrean-born runner was “really” an American despite his citizenship status and representing the USA on two Olympic and several World Championship teams. Yet Meb is the living embodiment of the American dream. His family came to the U.S. to escape from a life of poverty and a violent war with Ethiopia; Meb was 12 at the time, spoke no English, and had never raced a mile. Yet he became an A student and a high school state and national champion. And when he stood on the platform as a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics, Meb knew his hard work and determination had paid off. How could life be any better? Then it all came crashing down. Meb, a favorite for the Beijing Olympics, fractured his pelvis during the trials and was left literally crawling. His close friend and fellow marathoner suffered a cardiac arrest at the trials and died that same day. Devastated, Meb was about to learn whether his faith in God, the values his parents had taught him, and his belief that he was born to run were enough to see him through. Run to Overcome tells the inspirational story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and who embodies the American spirit of overcoming the odds.

Generous Justice
Timothy Keller
Penguin Group, November 2010
Author of the New York Times bestseller The Reason for God and nationally renowned pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church Timothy Keller with his most provocative and illuminating message yet. It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn't it full of regressive views? Didn't it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller sees it another way. In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world. Keller's church, founded in the eighties with fewer than one hundred congregants, is now exponentially larger. More than five thousand people regularly attend Sunday services, and another twenty-five thousand download Keller's sermons each week. A recent profile in New York magazine described his typical sermon as "a mix of biblical scholarship, pop culture, and whatever might have caught his eye in The New York Review of Books or on Salon.com that week." In short, Timothy Keller speaks a language that many thousands of people yearn to comprehend. In Generous Justice, he offers them a new understanding of modern justice and human rights.

Christmas at Harrington's
Melody Carlson
Revell, September 2010
Christmas is approaching, and Lena Markham finds herself penniless, friendless, and nearly hopeless. She is trying to restart her life after false accusations landed her in prison, but job opportunities are practically nonexistent. When a secondhand red coat unexpectedly lands her a job as Mrs. Santa at a department store, Lena finally thinks her luck is changing. But can she keep her past a secret? This tender story about fresh starts will charm readers as all of Melody Carlson's Christmas offerings do. Full of redemption and true holiday spirit, Christmas at Harrington's will be readers' newest Christmas tradition.

The 3 Essentials: All You Need for Success in Life
Casey Treat
Berkley Praise, November 2010
The pastor who has inspired thousands now shares how the power of faith, vision, and renewal can transform lives... Whether it's relationship troubles, financial difficulties, job dissatisfaction, or illness, the obstacles people encounter can leave them feeling hopeless and alienated from God and the path He has chosen for them. Casey Treat knows all too well about life's challenges- and how to triumph over them by applying the power of faith, vision, and renewal. Imbued with these three essential truths, he has ministered to thousands of people in trouble, guiding them to the wisdom that only God can provide. Pastor Treat shows how deepening their faith, clarifying their vision, and embracing renewal can transform people's lives-and start them on the journey to realizing their dreams and achieving success.

Moving Pictures DVD
Forefront Records, November 2010
For the first time, all of TobyMac s music videos are available on one DVD. Creating unique, compelling music videos for his songs have always been key to fans experiencing his music. All of his creative music videos from his four studio albums are included, including the hits Irene , Get This Party Started , Gone , Boomin , Lose My Soul and Tonight . Included also are select live videos from his best-selling live DVD Alive & Transported, and never-before released Directors Videos for several songs from Tonight. These Directors Videos were created by up-andcoming directors who created a unique video for the song without Toby s appearance in the video.
1. Tonight
2. Lose My Soul
3. Made To Love
4. Boomin'
5. Feelin' So Fly
6. Ignition
7. Gone
8. The Slam
9. Irene
10. Get This Party Started
11. Extreme Days
12. ShowStopper
13. City On Our Knees

One Hand, Two Hands
Max Lucado
Tommy Nelson, August 2010
A delightful way to show little ones how their hands are a blessing from God that they can use to do help others. Written in rhyming text and illustrated with the charming art of Gaby Hansen, this simple message of God's blessing of hands not only entertains . . . as it teaches what wonderful things our hands can do from scratching, latching, and petting a pup to washing dishes with mommy and putting toys in a box . . . but it also conveys the important message: We can use God's gift of hands to show our love for Him by helping others. The book ends tenderly with a prayer of thanks to God for hands and asks Him to use them again:
One hand, two hands,
Five fingers, ten.
God, thanks, for my hands.
Please, use them again.

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