Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Releases

A Woman's Daily Walk with God
Elizabeth George
Harvest House, October 2012
Are you looking for a light to brighten your spiritual path? Here's a ray of biblical sunshine! Glowing with Elizabeth George's practical wisdom and encouragement, these brief meditations feature inspiring Scripture and illuminating insights that will lead you to strength, peace, and confidence as you deal with life's ordinary moments and challenges. Padded hardcover ribbon marker.

A Hobbit Devotional
Ed Strauss
Barbour Publishing, August 2012
"The road goes ever on and on. . . . " Here's some encouragement for when you sit down to rest! Drawing 60 life lessons from Tolkien's beloved book and the companion movie, this engaging devotional offers Scripture and narrative insights to help you identify with humble-yet-courageous Bilbo and his triumphant journey "there and back again."

Sinner's Creed
Scott Stapp
Tyndale, September 2012
The uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp---Grammy Award-winning leader of the rock band Creed! Raised by an abusive stepfather, Scott was always aware of God's presence. But despite his success, it was his band breakup, divorce, ongoing battle with addiction, and 2006 suicide attempt that brought him to a place of life-changing reconciliation with Christ. Riveting! 326 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

Until We All Come Home
Kim De Blecourt
Faith Words, October 2012
When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would endure. During her year-long struggle to extricate her newly adopted little boy from that post-Soviet country's corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted, and arrested. Worse, her months of loneliness, worry, and fear drove her to the brink of spiritual despair. But God had no intention of abandoning de Blecourt or her family. Her amazing story-culminating in a spine-chilling race to freedom-offers dramatic proof that God's light shines on even in the deepest darkness.

Journey to Jamaa DVD
World Vision, September 2012
The true and deeply moving account of the difficult and often dangerous journey two orphaned children are forced to make to find their only remaining family. With their mother's last dying wish to guide them... and nowhere else to turn... young Margaret and Derick set out on a journey across Africa that will touch your heart. Produced by World Vision and directed by award winning producer Michael Landon Jr., Journey to Jamaa is a poignant and inspiring story.

The Fantasy Fallacy
Shannon Ethridge
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
For years, best-selling author and speaker Shannon Ethridge has counseled women and men on the complexities of marriage and sexuality. During that time she's noticed that most people either fall into one of two camps when it comes to sexual fantasies. They either beat themselves up for every sexual thought they have, heaping guilt and shame upon themselves, or they have gone to the other extreme, following their thoughts and acting out on their desires to unfortunate consequences. Ethridge believes a balance can be found between these two extremes. In The Fantasy Fallacy, she takes a closer look at the role of sexual fantasy in our hearts and minds, to show what can be learned from these powerful thoughts. Rather than running from them, or ignoring them, there is truth to be found about ourselves and our relationships hiding under the surface. By discovering the meaning behind the lie that your fantasies present, you can face your fears, heal your heart from past wounds, and find spiritual and physical freedom.

Idol Lies: Facing the Truth About Our Deepest Desires
Dee Brestin
Worthy Publishing, August 2012
Every woman longs for security, happiness, and love, yet many settle for weak substitutes like control, materialism, sex, and food. Using biblical examples and personal experiences, Brestin reveals the hidden idols that destroy a woman's heart. You'll learn how to move past your self-destructive cravings and enter into freedom through Jesus. Includes study reflections. 256 pages, hardcover from Worthy.

NLT2 The Love Languages Devotional Bible
Gary Chapman
Moody Publishers, September 2012
Devoted…to God…to each other. Spend each day growing in the Word of God and drawing closer as a couple with the practical counsel of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman. Gary Chapman's readers call his teaching relevant, helpful, simple, effective...and he brings this style to The Love Languages Devotional Bible. As you read through Scripture together, you will enjoy brief devotional readings that apply the text to your relationships, and you'll deepen your understanding of God and of each other. Research has shown that couples who read their Bibles and pray together enjoy a much healthier relationship. The Love Languages Devotional Bible is designed to make reading God's Word and praying as a couple enjoyable and rewarding. It covers numerous topics, including: communication, expectations, roles, sex, conflict, money, children, in-laws, and more.
Key features include:
  • New Living Translation, clear and elegant, ideal for reading aloud
  • Scripture reading plan, making it easy to read through the entire Bible in a year
  • 260 daily devotions, one for each weekday
  • 52 Bible studies, one for each weekend
  • Prayer guides, providing specific cues that challenge and encourage
  • Select readings, addressing a wide variety of couple-oriented topics
  • Bible book introductions, providing context and essential background information
  • Relationship applications, about how to meet each other's needs
Additional features include:
  • Topical index/Concordance
  • Two-column layout
  • Translation and textual footnotes
  • Presentation page
  • Family record pages
  • 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.25

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