Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Releases

Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders
Joel Manby
Zondervan, April 2012
After he appeared on the hit television show Undercover Boss, CEO Manby was praised for his caring leadership style. How did he avoid pride on his way to the top? Encouraging you to lead with integrity and faith, he outlines seven proven principles---patience, kindness, trust, unselfishness, truthfulness, forgiveness, and dedication---to help you cultivate a thriving corporate culture. 192 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin
Mike Yorkey
Zondervan, April 2012
 From underdog to NBA star---through faith in God! Jeremy Lin was cut from two teams before joining the Knicks, where he was relegated to the bench until team injuries placed him on the court. Here's his remarkable story, featuring insights from Lin's pastor, Stephen Chen; Pat Williams; and Michael Chang. Includes color photos. 176 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

Linspired: The Jeremy Lin Story (Kids Edition)
Mike Yorkey and Jesse Florea
Zondervan, April 2012
 Linspired reveals the inside story of the remarkable and meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks the first Asian-American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. Discover the journey of the underdog who beat the odds to reach his current stardom and catch the attention of the sports world with both his incredible basketball skills and his on and off-court example of faith, persistence, and hard work. After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and not being drafted by an NBA team after graduating from Harvard, Lin signed a deal with his hometown team of the Golden State Warriors. After only his first year of play he was waived by the Warriors, but he was picked up by the Houston Rockets. Again, he was let go, on Christmas Eve, 2011. In spite of this disappointment, Lin always remained positive and trusted that God had a plan for his life and talents. Soon after, Lin was picked up when the New York Knicks needed a guard. After weeks of sitting on the bench, a teammate's injury placed Lin on the court, and since then he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response.

What if Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?
Laura Story
Freeman-Smith, March 2012
 What If Blessings Come Through Raindrops? offers 30 daily devotions that will guide the reader into a deeper understanding of God's mysterious use of blessings. Based on the hit song by Laura Story, each chapter contains thoughts, prayers and quotes along with a journaling page for the reader to recall blessings they have seen in their own lives.

The Jesus Life
Stephen W. Smith
David C. Cook, March 2012
Listen . . . do you hear Jesus calling in the midst of our chaotic world? Walk in his steps and discover eight ways to intentionally follow him. Showing why many Christians have lost their way, Smith shares how to bond with your family and community; live quietly; take a proactive approach in ministry; and more. Includes study guide. 240 pages, softcover from Cook.

Hiking Through
Paul Stutzman
Revell, March 2012
 After the devastating loss of his wife to cancer, Stutzman was challenged to hike the entire 2,176 miles of the Appalachian Trail in search of peace and a renewed sense of purpose. What he learned during the next four months changed his life---and could change yours as well! 360 pages, softcover from Revell.

Mighty to Save CD
Various Artists
EMI, April 2012
 Mighty To Save features 10 of the most sung songs in churches today, including Mighty To Save, Jesus Messiah, Everlasting God,
and Here I Am To Worship. In addition to songs you know and love, Mighty To Save features an amazing group of artists, including
Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Hillsong Live, Newsboys, and Kutless.

The 6th CD
Infinity Music, March 2012
The 6th is the title of this FLAME album for two reasons. First, because this is FLAME's 6th album, and secondly because the project explores the 6th day of creation when God created man. The 6th is a study of anthropology (the study of mankind) from a Christian perspective, each element represents a crucial aspect of the personality of humanity. All this over the musical landscape of Hip Hop and Pop.

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