Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Releases 8/27/2013

The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings

ZonderKidz / 2013 / Paperback
The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings  -     
        By: Mike Berenstain
The Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Blessings Ride along with the Bear family on Thanksgiving Day as Brother and Sister learn about all the things they---and YOU---can be thankful for ... including faith, family, and the huge feast waiting for them at the end of their journey to Gramp's and Gran's. Includes a sheet of colorful stickers featuring the whole Bear family.


Race for Glory, DVD

Gaiam Americas / DVD         Buy it here:  http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/gt-media/race-for-glory/5917286.html

Race for Glory, DVD   - Stock car racing is one of America's most popular sports with more than 75 million fans nationwide, and growing. For many racers, the winning values of team, family and faith inspire them on and off the track. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with some of the sports' most popular personalities - including Danica Patrick, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jamie McMurray and Chip Ganassi - Race for Glory is an in-depth look at the sport's road to victory! Dove approved. Approx. 60 Minutes. 

1 Girl Nation

Reunion Records / 2013 / Compact disc
1 Girl Nation   -     
        By: 1 Girl Nation
 Introducing five different twenty-something women from across America who have joined together with one passion and message! 1 Girl Nation blends upbeat pop music with lyrics that are focused on living life for God. Includes "While We're Young," "Vertical," "Live for You," "In the Eyes," "Count Your Rainbows," "Love Like Crazy," "Invade," "Turn Around," "Daddy's Girl," and the title track.


By: Mandisa
Sparrow Records / 2013 / Compact disc
Overcomer   -     
        By: Mandisa
 Coming off her most successful album ever, Mandisa returns with her new studio release, Overcomer. The American Idol alum and two-time Grammy nominee continues to be a voice of encouragement and truth to women facing life's challenges on the hit single title track plus "Back To You," "Press On," "Joy Unspeakable," and more.
 Disc-Hope Is What We Crave Live w/DVD
Binding: Audio CD
Subject: Music/Contemporary

This combo CD/DVD features nine songs from for KING & COUNTRY's debut album "Crave" which iTunes named as the "Breakthrough Christian and Gospel Album of 2012" 
25 Favorite Travel Time Songs!   -  

25 Favorite Travel Time Songs!

Big Idea / Compact disc
 Perfect for on the road fun, 25 Favorite Travel Time Songs is a great addition to your next trip! Featuring 25 kid favorite songs, like "The Wheels on the Bus," "B-I-N-G-O," "The Bear Went Over the Mountain," "This Old Man," and so many more.

God Is Not Mad at You: You Can Experience Real Love, Acceptance & Guilt-Free Living

FaithWords / 2013 / Hardcover
When bestselling author Joyce Meyer posted "God's not mad at you" on Facebook, she didn't anticipate that her words would trigger thousands of responses of gratitude and relief. Apparently many Christians struggle to reconcile their perception of God as both a loving parent and a stern judge.

In GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU, Joyce will help those who haven't truly received God's love because they are afraid of His anger and disapproval. She explores the source of this confusion, so His genuine character can be better understood and His love can be experienced on an entirely new level. 
The Greatest Gift: An Advent Devotional   -     
        By: Ann Voskamp

The Greatest Gift: An Advent Devotional

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover
 The nativity story didn't start with a journey to Bethlehem, an emperor's decree, or a virgin conception---it began with Adam! Exploring the lineage of Jesus through the Advent tradition of the Jesse tree, Voskamp retraces the epic pageantry of mankind from Genesis to God's greatest gift---his Son. A timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas! 120 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times  -     
        By: Max Lucado

You'll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Hardcover
 Financial woes, depression, illness . . . whatever "this" is, you can get through it, with God's help! Reminding you that "deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras," Lucado offers a bold, brassy message of encouragement based on the Old Testament story of Joseph. Learn how God can use your "mess" for good! 240 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis   -     
        By: Devin Brown

A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis

Brazos Press / 2013 / Paperback
 C.S. Lewis fascinates Christians almost as much as his riveting tales of Narnia and other alien worlds. His fiction writing is often understood as a mirror of his spiritual journey, a question many of his fans know little about. How did this atheist become a Christian and so powerfully testify to the gospel in his writings?

Fresh, insightful, and moving Devin Brown's A Life Observed focuses on Lewis' writings in order to better understand the real-life spiritual journey Lewis experienced. In doing so, he spotlights important facets from each of Lewis' works that commonly go unnoticed. Lewis did not separate his experience from his writing; his writing is an expression of how he interpreted his own world. This book--brief, concise, and penetrating--allows us to see Lewis at a deeper level.

The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution  -     
        By: Barry Asmus, Wayne Grudem
The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2013 / Paperback
 We can win the fight against global poverty. Combining penetrating economic analysis with insightful theological reflection, this book sketches a comprehensive plan for increasing wealth and protecting stability at a national level.
I, Saul    -     
        By: Jerry B. Jenkins, James S. MacDonald

I, Saul

Worthy Publishing / 2013 / Hardcover
 Told from the point of view of the disciple Luke, the apostle Paul and "Augie," a modern day scholar, I, Saul is a fast-paced story of intrigue and mystery. Readers will be reminded of Indiana Jones and the DaVinci Code as they become absorbed in this page-turner by a master storyteller. Along the way, they will learn of the fictionalized but plausible story of the life of Saul who relentlessly persecuted Christ's followers prior to his conversion when he became known as Paul.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Releases 8/20/2013


Camp, DVD   - Camp, DVD

Word Entertainment / 2013 / DVD
Hot shot investment banker Ken Matthews will do anything it takes to impress a wealthy client . . . including becoming a camp counselor! When he's partnered with Eli---a tough-talking foster child with a history of abuse---he's initially just play-acting a part. But as they grow to understand one another, will both be changed? Dove approved (12+). (PG-13.) 111 minutes. 
Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles  -     
        By: Dr. Kevin Leman

Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles

Baker / 2013 / Hardcover
 Do you have an aggressive child who talks back or who's stubborn and manipulative? Dr. Leman offers a fail-safe plan to help you transform those "power surges" into positive urges. What if that innate power can be redirected to develop your child's natural talents? Showing how to harness that energy, he reveals why challenging children behave as they do, the role genes and environment play, and tips for grace-based parenting. Well known for using humor mixed with down-to-earth psychology, Dr. Leman encourages parents and explains that all it takes is determination, persistence, willpower, and advice that works.


Prayer Warrior: The Power of Praying Your Way to   Victory  -     
        By: Stormie Omartian
  Prayer Warrior: The Power of Praying Your Way  to Victory                 

   By: Stormie Omartian

   Harvest House Publishers / 2013 / Paperback
 As the war between good and evil escalates, every believer must get involved! Revealing how to pray with strength and purpose, Omartian offers advice on how to foster a meaningful prayer life that is more than just asking for blessings. Discover how to be certain of your authority, wield spiritual weapons, resist the enemy, and more! 256 pages, softcover from Harvest.
Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants  -     
        By: Shane Stanford, R. Martin Brad

Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants

Abingdon Press / 2013 / Hardcover
 Our most important battles are not always with the 'giants out there'—those external challenges which we all face. The greatest battles are often within ourselves. Too often, we diminish our own potential in ministry, business, and in life.

Shane Stanford and R. Brad Martin frame their powerful book on one of the most well-known and well-loved stories in history: David and Goliath. We all feel like the seemingly powerless, scrawny boy David sometimes. And we all must face “giants”—those challenges that threaten to overwhelm us in ministry, work-life, and in our personal lives.

Five Stones is a series of clear and compelling lessons. Each lesson arms the reader with practical and powerful tools of self-discovery, so that the reader’s own liabilities, opportunities, convictions, and capabilities are revealed. Like modern-day Davids, readers will leave this book empowered to conquer challenges, in ministry and in life, with clear-eyed confidence and well-grounded hope. 

The Darker Road, Wandering Series #1   -     
        By: L.B. Graham
The Darker Road, Wandering Series #1

Living Ink / 2013 / Paperback
 Ruling his empire with an iron fist, Eirmon, the king of Barra-Dohn, is more interested in weaponizing meridium---a mysterious metal---than seeing his son, Kaden, become a good leader, husband, and father. But when a prophet foretells the desert city's destruction, will Kaden follow in his father's fateful footsteps or risk walking down The Darker Road?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Releases 8/13/13

Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire   - Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire

Pure Flix Entertainment, Llc / 2013 / DVD
       All that former special ops soldier Josh McManus wants is to see his family. But his dreams are dashed when the rapture occurs, leaving a society dominated by brutal outlaws like Hawg and his thugs. Now Josh must decide whether to embrace his violent past or become a man of faith. Which will he choose? Dove approved (12+). 91 minutes. Closed-captioned. 

Christianity To Go

Passio / 2013 / Paperback

Taking the beauty of Jesus out of our church buildings and into the world
http://g.christianbook.com/g/ebooks/covers/w185/4/40744eb_w185.pngChurch buildings are important. They give us a place where we can gather, but ultimately they’re just buildings. They’re not the real church. We are. Our impact shouldn’t end when we walk out the doors of the church. That is the moment that it should begin.
Christianity to Go shows you how to let God transform your life into something so beautiful you can’t help but attract people, inspiring you to go out into the world and shine. God wants to point to us and say, "Look what I’ve done with him, with her, and with them! I’ve restored them. No, they aren’t perfect yet, but someday they will be. Look at their beauty! I’m so proud they’re Mine!"
Jesus makes us beautiful by clothing us with love, joy, and spiritual strength. Get up and leave the building. People are waiting for you to show them your beauty because your beauty points them to Jesus. 
God in Slow Motion: Reflections on Jesus and the 10 Unexpected Lessons You Can See in His Life  -     
        By: Mike Nappa

God in Slow Motion: Reflections on Jesus and the 10 Unexpected Lessons You Can See in His Life

Thomas Nelson / 2013 / Paperback
  Think you already know the gospel story backwards and forwards? Nappa invites you to revisit 10 familiar sequences---and zoom in on Jesus' life frame-by-frame! As you take a closer look, you'll be amazed by paradigm-shifting revelations about Christ's "mischievous glory, criminal kindness, frightening wonder, stolen miracles, beautiful sorrow," and "brutal love." 256 pages, softcover from Nelson.
Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment  -     
        By: Adam Hamilton

Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment

Abingdon Press / 2013 / Hardcover
 Explore what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. In Love to Stay: Sex, Grace, and Commitment, Adam Hamilton draws from the latest research, personal experiences of thousands of couples, advice of marriage therapists, and biblical wisdom to help couples learn the lifelong dance of marriage. Some of the topics addressed are commitment, forgiveness, habits, sexual intimacy, and male-female differences. Hardcover.

Wrestling With The Devil (Strict Street=8/13)Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover
 Here's your backstage pass to meet the wrestling mega-sensation Lex Luger. "The Total Package" was on top of his game in the ring, but when the cameras weren't rolling he struggled with sex, drugs, and alcohol. Discover never-before-told stories from his career, his struggle with personal demons, and how he found redemption in Christ. 272 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Releases

Not Today, DVD   - Not Today, DVD
  Friends Media / DVD


      Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he's living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world?
     Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden's expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong?only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter.
     Caden's eyes are now opened to a world few Americans know still exists: a thriving human-trafficking trade. Add the dehumanization of Kiran and hundreds of millions of other Dalits due to India's caste system, and Caden could easily turn his back.
     Yet spurred by a true purpose, an unlikely new friendship, and the prayers of his mother and girlfriend back home, Caden chooses to help in Kiran's unlikely search to find his daughter.
     Starring Cody Longo, Walid Amini, Shari Rigby, and John Schneider, NOT TODAY challenges moviegoers with a purpose that goes beyond its gripping story. The movie was produced by Friends Church Yorba Linda, a congregation committed to educating the Dalits and ending human trafficking in India.

NOT TODAY is a powerful reminder that change is possible if we're willing to open our eyes ... today.
The Lost Medallion, DVD   -

The Lost Medallion, DVD

Bridgestone / 2013 / DVD
 When Daniel Anderson visits a foster home, he doesn't expect to get roped into telling the kids a story. But once he begins the tale, his audience is captivated---and you will be, too! Two 13-year-old friends find a mysterious medallion and wish themselves back in time. Will courage and selflessness save the day? Dove approved (12+). (PG.) 97 minutes. Closed-captioned. 
The Circle Maker for Kids: One Prayer Can Change Everything  -     
        By: Mark Batterson

The Circle Maker for Kids: One Prayer Can Change Everything

ZonderKidz / 2013 / Hardcover
 One prayer can change everything! Weaving the ancient Jewish legend of Honi the Rainmaker with easy-to-understand lyrical text and vivid illustrations, Batterson teaches kids about the power of prayer. Your 4- to 7-year-olds will learn that God's answers may not always be what they expect but that the Lord always hears and answers their requests. 32 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz.

Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You   -     
        By: Stasi Eldredge
Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You

David C. Cook / 2013 / Hardcover

 If you've ever wondered if your life will ever change, Stasi Eldredge's book, becoming myself assures you that "God will complete the good work he's begun in you." In this book, Stasi shares her personal struggles with weight, self-worth, and her past, teaching readers that God wants them to participate in their transformation as he completes his good work in them. She invites women to look at their pasts, especially their mothers, with honesty and mercy and to look toward their future with hope. Embrace God's dream of you!

Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past  -     
        By: Everett Worthington

Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past

WaterBrook Press / 2013 / Paperback

 When his brother committed suicide, Everett Worthington spiraled into depression, shame, and self-condemnation. He felt indirectly responsible for his brother's death--convinced that he should have done much more to reach out when his brother was so deeply troubled. In this practical yet inspiring book, Worthington weaves the moving tale of his own journey to self-forgiveness together with psychological principles, scientific research, and biblical truth to identify six steps anyone can take to make peace with themselves. Moving Forward opens a clear path to freedom from guilt, regret, shame, and self-condemnation.

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest  -     
        By: Alan Fadling

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest

Inter-Varsity Press / 2013 / Paperback


"I am a recovering speed addict."

Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus.

Following the framework of Jesus' earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of "unhurrying" ourselves is central to our spiritual development in such pivotal areas as resisting temptation, caring for others, praying and making disciples.

Here is a book that affirms that we are called to work and to do work. Productivity is not a sin-it is the attitudes behind our work that can be our undoing. So how do we find balance between our sense of calling and the call to rest? An Unhurried Life offers a way.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Release

The Hurt & The Healer

  We all experience fear, shame, loneliness, broken homes, or broken hearts. We all hurt and need true, lasting healing. The trouble, according to bestselling author Andrew Farley and Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, is that we don't know where to find it.
       Inspired by MercyMe's #1 hit song of the same name, The Hurt & The Healer reveals exactly how God can be the gentle healer of all our hurts. Writing from the pain they've experienced in their lives, Millard and Farley reveal how their own struggles caused them to feel they had disappointed God. Through their biblical guidance, readers will see that God wants them to be open and honest about their pain. Only then can they discover how to exchange destructive thinking patterns for God's view of them and watch as God's perfect love casts away all their fears.