Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Releases

God Calling for Kids: Based on the classic devotional edited by A. J. Russell 

Introduce the little ones in your life to a beloved classic with God Calling for Kids. Easy-to-understand text and scripture selections complemented by original, full-color illustrations will delight their heart—and yours!

No Picture Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Great Wallendas, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his death because of a faulty balance pole. When Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather--"Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting"--the words resonated deep within his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda. Balance is the theme of Nik's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing and when no one is looking. When walking across Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the entire time, and to keep his lust for glory and fame in check, Nik returned to the site of his performance and spent three hours cleaning up trash left by the crowd. Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps "him" from falling.

No Picture With a name taken from Ephesians 4:29 ("Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up"), Building 429 was committed to music as much as message. Led by vocalist/guitarist Jason Roy, the band also featured bassist Scotty Beshears, guitarist Paul Bowden, and drummer Michael Anderson. In 2004 the band made an immediate impression on the CCM community, watching its debut EP, Glory Defined, and its title track single hit the top of the charts. The Space in Between Us LP was released three months later through the Warner/Curb imprint Word Entertainment, and it launched a few more hit singles. Building 429 went on to win the Dove Award for New Artist of the Year and tour with Christian music stars Jeremy Camp and Casting Crowns.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

New Releases

Nick Vujicic
Waterbrook Press, April 2013
A jaw-dropping testimony from an "unstoppable" young Christ-follower who hasn't let severe disabilities keep him from a rich, independent, and joy-filled life! Born without arms or legs, motivational speaker Vujicic offers 50 thought-provoking devotions on faith, relationships, career challenges, life balance, anger, health, contentment, self-esteem, dealing with intolerance, and the power of God-given dreams. 176 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.

The 7 Minute Marriage Solution
Stephen Arterburn
Worthy Publishing, May 2013
Based on a national survey of more than 2,000 people, Arterburn's study reveals seven behaviors that most commonly end marriages and seven positive actions that define long-lasting ones! His blueprint for success will help you and your spouse strengthen your connection with each other and with God through devotions and prayer. Includes study guide.

The Real Win
Colt McCoy & Matt Carter
Multnomah, March 2013
An NFL quarterback and his influential pastor show men how to lead--inmarriage and family, business and life--for a legacy that lasts. What are the parallels between a quarterback leading his team to achampionship and a husband and father leading his family into a happy,successful future? As it turns out, plenty. In this motivating, story-driven journeyfor men of all ages, NFL quarterback Colt McCoy and Pastor Matt Carter lay downthe building blocks of positive character, and help men embrace their full potentialfor "strong, tender, gospel-centered" influence in home and community.

How Successful People Lead
John C. Maxwell
Center Street, May 2013
Derived from the New York Times bestseller The 5 Levels of Leadership, this condensed version shares the five critical stages that every leader must master in order to become sucessful - Position, Permission, Production, People Development and Pinnacle.

The Offering
Angela Hunt
Howard Books, March 2013
Amanda becomes a surrogate for a childless family, but when her husband dies right before the due date, she's only concerned about moving on. Years later, Amanda begins to think she might have given away her own baby! Can the little boy be hers---and could she take him from the only parents he knows?

Bring Your Nothing CD
Shane & Shane
Fairtrade, May 2013
College-circuit favorites Shane & Shane follow their critically acclaimed 2011 release with a genre-bending set of brightly colored originals, taking sonic cues from jazz, folk, pop, rock, and worship. Bring Your Nothing finds the Texan duo on top of their game with "I Came Alive," "In A Little While," "That's How You Forgive," and more.

Jimmy DVD
BMG, March 2013
The people of Piney Grove, Georgia, say that 13-year-old Jimmy Mitchell is "slow." But he has an uncanny ability to see and hear quite a lot---including angelic beings he calls "Watchers." When his lawyer father asks him to testify in a crucial trial, his neighbors are astounded when his witness saves a man's life---and changes their lives forever! 95 minutes. 

Wonderfully Made (Everyday Zoo)
Joyce Meyer
Zondervan, May 2013
All the animals at the zoo are practicing their acts for the First Annual Talent Show, but Hayley Hippo doesn't know what to do. When her friends remind her that God loves her just as she is, Haley realizes that her talent was right in front of her along! Ages 4 to 7. 40 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Releases

Killing Jesus
Stephen Mansfield
Worthy Publishing, May 2013
It is the most famous execution in history. Its symbol is worn by hundreds of millions worldwide. Its spiritual meaning is recalled daily in time-honored rituals. It is the most passionately debated murder of all time. In Killing Jesus: The Hidden Drama Behind the World's Most Famous Execution, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield tells the gripping story of the conspiracy to assassinate Jesus Christ and the graphic details of his torturous death. Approaching the tale at its most human level-an approach often neglected by worshippers of Christ and the unbelieving alike-Mansfield uses both secular sources and the biblical accounts to bring fresh perspective and fire to this familiar saga. Rooted in scholarship but told simply-and with vivid detail-this thrilling, page-turning account of the death of Jesus will fascinate and stir readers whatever their beliefs might be. Note: The content of this book is graphic and some readers may find it disturbing.

Richard Stearns
Thomas Nelson, April 2013
Jesus promised to come back when the gospel had been preached to the ends of the earth---but 2,000 years later his mission remains unfinished. How can we make his vision a reality? Encouraging us to rediscover our calling, Stearns offers practical steps to launch the spiritual and social revolution that will pave the way for Jesus' return. 272 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

Wisdom for Mothers Devotional Journal
Barbour Publishing, April 2013
Mothers of all ages will find encouragement and uplifting daily Scripture to reflect upon and space to record their personal thoughts in our classy devotional journal. Over 90 selections from the Bible to remind you that you're cherished and celebrated by a loving God. Designer gift edition in tropical orange hues with debossed florals; 192 pages. Contains insights on motherhood from respected Christian writers and speakers and lightly ruled pages for your journaling. 8" x 6"; fabric ribbon bookmark; presentation page. A blessing for the special mom in your life.

How Mercy Looks from Here
Amy Grant
Capitol Christian Music Group, April 2013
Her first studio release in over 10 years! Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Grant will delight fans with "If I Could See," "Here," "Don't Try So Hard" (with James Taylor), "Shovel in Hand" (with Will Hoge), "Golden," "Our Time Is Now" (with Carole King), "Better Not to Know" (with Vince Gill), "Not Giving Up," the title track, and more.