Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Releases

Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity
Timothy Dalrymple
Center Street, April 2012
Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin has exploded onto the media scene as the NBA's newest star---and the first American-born player of Taiwanese descent. Chronicling his basketball career from high school to the pros, this behind-the-scenes look at Lin's life also explores how his faith, family, education, and cultural inheritance have contributed to his success. 176 pages, softcover from Center Street.

Soul Detox
Craig Groeschel
Zondervan, April 2012
 Every day we're infected with spiritual toxins from our corrupt culture. How can we purify ourselves from poisonous influences, emotions, and behaviors? Shining the light of truth on moral ambiguity, Groeschel encourages you to embrace the radical new life Jesus calls you to and be cleansed as you immerse yourself in the waters of holiness. 256 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

What Matters Most
Leonard Sweet
WaterBrook Press, March 2012
God wants to be known not just known about. Are Christians missing out on the person of Jesus himself? Discover the wonderful things that can happen when you move beyond intellectual creeds and enter into an ever-deepening, life-transforming relationship with your Creator. Previously published as Out of the Question. Includes exclusive author interview. 256 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.

Viral: How Social Networking is Poised to Ignite Revival
Leonard Sweet
WaterBrook Press, March 2012
Why does Facebook have millions of young members but the average congregation has only a few? Perhaps the Google generation has something to teach the Gutenbergers! Contending that today's church reflects a 16th-century mindset, Sweet encourages us to practice the values of Jesus and the digital age---belonging, connecting, involvement, community, and relationship.

Empty Promises
Pete Wilson
Thomas Nelson, March 2012
Learn how to relinquish and replace the empty promises of the "good life"---the addiction to achievement, approval, wealth, power, beauty, and more---by turning your focus and worship toward God. Here Pastor Wilson shows you how the Lord designed you to specifically satisfy your soul's hunger for significance, worth, and value through Jesus. 224 pages,
softcover from Nelson.

The Heaven Answer Book
Billy Graham
Thomas Nelson Publishers, March 2012
 It is the great hope and comfort of the Christian life that when we leave this world, we will go to the next, to be with God and be free from sorrows and cares forever. While we know this, we may still have questions about eternity, such as: How do we know there is life after death? What does the Bible say about heaven? Where is heaven? In The Heaven Answer Book, Billy Graham seeks to answer 100 questions about our eternal home. With compassion and a deep knowledge of Scripture, his answers give insight to those seeking reassurance and comfort. In a hardcover, gift-book format with a presentation page, The Heaven Answer Book is ideal for personal reflection, gift-giving or ministry use.

My Story, My Song
Lucimarian Roberts
Upper Room Books, March 2012
Good Morning America coanchor Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian Roberts, encapsulate resilience, faith, and generations of joy in this slim and inspirational volume. Lucimarian, 87, reflects concisely on a life buoyed by her deep love of music as well as her commitment to her faith and civic service. The same musicality that steadied her as a young woman growing up in the segregated South before marrying her husband of 53 years (who was also a Tuskegee Airman) informs her descriptions of life traveling all over the world before making a home that was eventually imperiled by Hurricane Katrina. Excerpts of biblical passages and lyrics from her favorite spirituals add a devotional quality to the main narrative that is both endearing and uplifting. That the health challenges of both Roberts women are not addressed until late in the book underscores the main theme of the book: that victories surmount despair. The stories from journalist Robin about her mother add a sweet and conversational tone to the book.

The End is Where We Begin CD
Thousand Foot Krutch
Day Wind Music Group, April 2012
Thousand Foot Krutch follow the critically-acclaimed Welcome To The Masquerade album with their first independent release. The End Is Where We Begin takes the group's trademark sound to new levels with a fifteen track set of fist-pumping rapcore and hook-heavy hard rock. Includes "Light Up the Sky," "Be Somebody," "All I Need to Know," and more.

Dubbed & Freq'd CD
Toby Mac
Forefront Records, March 2012
Beat-savvy artist tobyMac brings an entirely new pop/rock/rap remixed sound to the biggest songs from his Dove- and Grammy-nominated Tonight and Portable Sounds solo albums! Includes the smash single "Made to Love," the radio hit "City on Our Knees," "No Ordinary Love," "Showstopper," "Hold On," "Get Back Up," "Boomin'," "Lose My Soul," "Captured," "Ignition," and "Start Somewhere."

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