Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Releases

Rise Deluxe CD/DVD 
Word Entertainment Inc / 2013 / Dual Disc Music/DVD
“We’re living in crazy times right now between the news that seems to get crazier every day and all the uncertainly throughout society in general,” concludes Cooper. “Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s hope, and sure you can choose to give up, but why not face it ‘Awake and Alive’? Why let what’s going on around you keep you down when there’s so much hope that a new day can bring? Everything we sing about on this album is something someone can relate to, and if anything, the songs will let you know you’re not alone.”
   Break Away, DVD
           Word Films / 2013 / DVD
When it seems like you've lost everything - see what you've got and let God multiply it...

Francois is a hard working husband and dad that gets laid off from his job. None of his efforts to get another job succeed and he is forced to us what he has, including an old bicycle, in order to provide for his family. With the help of his “black sheep” brother, a bicycle show owner and a pro-cyclist, Francois makes some life-changing discoveries about his life, career and faith in God.

Although a fictional story, BREAK AWAY, was inspired by true events around the recession that left people without work. The message brings hope and offers practical and Biblical solutions in a very entertaining way.

Guts, Grace & Glory: A Football DevotionalThomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover
When everything is on the line, great men turn to strength and faith—in football and in life.
In Guts, Grace, and Glory Dr. Jim Grassi shows how to incorporate faith and endurance on a daily basis—not just to win at football, but to win at life. Anecdotes from the greatest players in the game—Johnny Unitas, Tim Tebow, Paul Bear Bryant, RGIII, Bryan "Bart" Starr, Matt Hasselbeck, and more—and their coaches demonstrate how glory, on and off the field, hinges on a solid relationship with God and the guts with which one plays out life’s challenges. The book touches on several life-affirming topics including setting your heart and mind on the eternal, living your life as a model of Christ, and building a legacy that lasts.

       Have a New Teenager by Friday: From  Mouthy  and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days
Have a New Teenager by Friday: From Mouthy and Moody to Respectful and Responsible in 5 Days  -     
        By: Dr. Kevin Leman
Revell / 2011 / Hardcover                                           
 Parents may survive the terrible twos and the first years of school all right, but the teenage years bring entirely new and alien creatures. So, parents have a choice: either send that teenager to boarding school and visit him when he reaches normalcy again (in about ten years) or choose to experience the best, most fun years of life--together! The secret is in how the parental cards are played.

With his signature wit and commonsense psychology, internationally recognized family expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman helps parents communicate with the "whatever" generation establish healthy boundaries and workable guidelines gain respect even admiration --from their teenager turn selfish behavior around navigate the critical years with confidence pack their teenager's bags with what they need for life now and in the future become the major difference maker in their teenager's life

Teenagers can successfully face the many temptations of adolescence and grow up to be great adults. And parents, Dr. Leman says, are the ones who can make all the difference, because they count far more in their teenager's life than they'll ever know . . . even if their teenager won't admit it (at least until she's in college and wants to know how to do the laundry). 

Hope for a Widow's Heart: Encouraging Reflections for Your Journey

Authentic Publishers / 2013 / Paperback
 Only a widow knows what it's like to lose her spouse -the overwhelming chasm of grief, loss, confusion, and even anger. In this touching, heart-felt book from veteran best-selling author Quin Sherrer, widows will receive practical help, hope, and healing for the road forward. Written in short, easy, devotional-style readings for those going through the grief process, Quin walks hand in hand, sharing her own story as a widow, as well as the stories of many others who have walked the same road. Receive hope and healing after a loss as you walk directly into the arms of the Savior. There is life, indeed, after death.
Inked: Choosing God's Mark to Transform Your Life  -     
        By: Kim Goad, Janet Bostwick Kusiak

Inked: Choosing God's Mark to Transform Your Life

Abingdon Press / 2013 / Paperback
 A tattoo can tell a lot about a person. Some reflect a rebellious season, like the demons that cover Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers. Some express religious ties, like actor Mark Wahlberg’s once tattooed rosary. Some are symbols of love and loyalty; Some serve as remembrances, like rapper Lil Wayne’s teardrops, representing deaths of loved ones.

Inked by Janet E. Kusiak and Kimberly D. Goad uses the language of tattoos to explore the question: what has marked your life? Is it a deep well of pain? Is it emotional baggage? Is it depression? In spite of events that are so deeply etched into our hearts, we have the power to change the marks that life makes on us.

An estimated quarter of Americans ages 18-50 have a tattoo. What better way to show how one of the most polarizing of cultural icons can, in fact, be a metaphor for what people have in common? Using stories and slang from tattoo culture, the authors look at the new way Christ desires that we be inked by Him, as the authors explore the marks that have been made on our hearts.

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover
 A kingdom woman gives the devil as much reason to fear as a kingdom man. She lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called.

In Kingdom Woman, Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and to have hope. The authors bring insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ—never settling for less when connected with the One who gives them hope. All believers are covered by God’s covenant with Abraham. Evans and Hurst want women to know these rights and confidently claim and live by them. The new covenant offers more than a life of mediocrity. A kingdom woman is called and empowered to live a life of victory through Christ!

Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Dear Daphne Series #1   -     
        By: Melody Carlson
Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel, Dear Daphne Series #1

B & H Publishing Group / 2013 / Paperback
With high hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton?

When her eccentric Aunt Dee passes away and leaves a sizeable estate to Daphne, going back home is an easy choice. What isn’t easy is coming to terms with the downright odd clauses written into the will.

Daphne only stands to inherit the estate if she agrees to her aunt's very specific posthumous terms -- personal and professional. And if she fails to comply, the sprawling old Victorian house shall be bequeathed to . . . Aunt Dee’s cats.

And if Daphne thinks that’s odd, wait until she finds out an array of secrets about Aunt Dee's life, and how imperfect circumstances can sometimes lead to God's perfect timing.
The Love Dare for Parents  -     
        By: Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick

The Love Dare for Parents

B & H Publishing Group / 2013 / Paperback
 From the authors of international best-selling marriage book The Love Dare comes The Love Dare for Parents, a 40-day journey of "dares" challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children.

Easy to read and work into a busy schedule, The Love Dare for Parents is designed to "turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents" (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term.
Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, a specific challenge the parent does for the sake of their child, and space to journal thoughts and reflect on what happened that day.
The Love Dare for Parents even includes access to a FREE online parenting assessment, helpfully keyed to select material in the book.
Parents, take the dare!


The Power of an Ordinary Prayer  -     
        By: Michael W. Smith
The Power of an Ordinary Prayer

Worthy Publishing / 2013 / Hardcover
 A touching gift book that helps readers understand the power and beauty of prayer and how it can transform our hearts, so that we can be a catalyst for transformation in others. Many of us seek to be blessed more than we seek to bless others. It’s our heart aligned with the heart of God that brings blessing, because He is by nature extravagantly generous and loves giving gifts. No matter where readers are on their journey with God, they will be motivated and inspired to open their hearts and discover the abundant joy and peace that can be theirs through the power of a simple prayer of  blessing. 

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Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams Into New Beginnings

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback
 A hope-filled story about starting again after a dream has died?an emotive, poetic, and at times humorous discovery of the healing qualities of beauty, play, friendship, and love.Expectation. Expectation. Expectation. Disappointment.?After ten years of tear-soaked prayers, repeatedly dashed hopes, and multiple failed rounds of IVF, Sheridan Voysey and his wife come to a heart-breaking conclusion?their dream of having a child is over. Empty and confused from a decade of disappointment, they leave their jobs, pack their bags, and embark on a journey in search of restoration. Voysey chronicles their return to life. From the streets of Rome to the Basilicas of Paris, from the Alps of Switzerland to their new home in Oxford, they begin the healing process while wrestling with their doubts about God?s goodness. One part spiritual memoir and one part love story, Resurrection Year is an honest, heart-felt book about recovering from broken dreams and reconciling with a God who is sometimes silent but never absent.

Sovereign, Books of Mortals Series #3   -     
        By: Ted Dekker, Tosca Lee
Sovereign, Books of Mortals Series #3

Faith Words / 2013 / Hardcover
 Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. An epic battle with The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free.

Only 49 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation. Misunderstood and despised, their journey will be one of desperation against a new, more intensely evil Order. As the hand of this evil is raised to strike and destroy them they must rely on their faith in the abiding power of love to overcome all and lead them to sovereignty.

SOVEREIGN wonderfully continues the new testament allegory that was introduced in FORBIDDEN and continued in MORTAL. 

Tales of the Defended Ones

Standard Publishing / 2013 / Paperback
 In this collection of real-life stories, a compelling storyteller paints a picture of God's dynamic movement in 4 cultures, inspiring to trust that God the defender is working in their stories as well. This resource will shrink the macro picture down to approachable, individual stories of real children and teach about fundamental survival issues. The stories address some of the challenging questions that kids have and weave God's promises to orphans into each one. Special Features: Maps of the story settings, photos showing scenes and people, children's drawings as illustrations, facts and trivia about the countries, prompts to get kids thinking about their own stories and definitions of foreign words and important concepts.
Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You're Expecting, A Devotional Journal  -     
        By: Catherine Claire Larson
Waiting in Wonder: Growing in Faith While You're Expecting, A Devotional Journal
Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover
A devotional journal inviting women to embrace the spiritual journey that awaits as they prepare for the high and holy calling of motherhood. 
Expecting a baby is a wonderful and exciting time for a mother-to-be. She’ll experience many joys as she shares the news with family and friends, hears the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, and bonds emotionally while dreaming about the baby to come. She’ll also experience anxieties such as the trials of morning sickness, anticipating the process of labor, and wondering if she’ll be a good mother. They are all times to be remembered and treasured for a lifetime.
With Waiting in Wonder, readers are guided through the weeks of pregnancy with devotions for reflection and guided questions for pondering deeper into their experiences both spiritually and physically. Each devotion includes Scripture and journaling space for writing personal thoughts, prayers, dreams, even love letters to the growing baby. And when baby is born, mother will be spiritually blessed and hold a lifelong keepsake for rereading and reliving a truly wonder-filled time.

 When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting  -     
        By: Susan Birdseye

When Happily Ever After Shatters: Seeing God in the Midst of Divorce & Single Parenting

Tyndale House / 2013 / Paperback
What are you supposed to do when promises are broken and the dream is gone?
Sue Birdseye realized her 17-year marriage was fragmenting the day her husband announced that he was thinking of leaving her and their five children. In When Happily Ever After Shatters, she takes readers through her own experience of battling to save her marriage, finally accepting the fact that it was over, and then finding herself in the world of single parenting. What begins as a painful story of abandonment and divorce soon becomes a gift of hope and healing for both men and women going through similar circumstances. Offering practical advice for every stage of the journey, Sue shares how her faith in God gave her strength to keep going. With compassion and honesty, she addresses such difficult topics as adultery, forgiveness, anger, and loneliness. She offers seasoned wisdom, thoughtful guidance, and hope to anyone who has been hurt by a broken marriage and is walking the path to healing. 

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