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.

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