Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Releases 02/04/2014

WoW Gospel 2014WoW Gospel 2014

By Various (Artist)
* Packed with more power and praise than ever before, this year's compilation includes "Every Praise" (Hezekiah Walker), "Here in Our Praise" (United Tenors), "You Reign" (William Murphy), "The Gift" (Donald Lawrence), "I've Seen Him Do It" (Kurt Carr), "Have Your Way" (Deitrick Haddon), "I Win" (Marvin Sapp), "God Will Make a Way" (Shirley Caesar), and more. Two CDs.

Butterfly Palace: A Novel [Paperback]

Butterfly Palace: A Novel [Paperback]Elegance and wealth. Privilege and politics. The extravagance of the Butterfly Palace overwhelmed Lily's senses and nearly smothered her painful memories. She pushed away her misgivings . . . She was perfectly safe in this huge house.

Austin, Texas--1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and her mistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily's new life will be, if nothing else, distracting.

But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith's son . . . sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does not acknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling, flabbergasted, and irate.

But before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How can she know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits and deceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?

Uncommon Marriage (Strict Street Date=2/4/14) (Feb [Hardcover]Uncommon Marriage

By Dungy Tony (Author) & Lauren Dungy (Author)
What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they've also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In "Uncommon Marriage," Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they've learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other's dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership--in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.

You're Going To Be Okay

Sometimes it feels like life's falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you're completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end. For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream die, whose life isn't what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope--you really "are" going to be okay. And it "is" possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad. In fact, she says, that's what God desires for us. 
With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and "nothing "can stop God's purposes for them.

Home Run [Hardcover]Home Run [Hardcover]

By Kevin MyersJohn C. Maxwell & Charlie Wetzel (Contributor)
HOME RUN is the story of Kevin Myers, a Christian leader who found himself hitting walls in his personal and professional life as the high expectations he had for a church plant spiraled into a train wreck for five years. Through a season of brokenness, the discovery of God's pattern for living, and the mentoring of John Maxwell, Kevin turned around his life and leadership. God taught Kevin that he was living his life backwards. He discovered a biblical pattern for living, which transformed his life, leadership, and relationships. Only then did the church start growing.

Now he and John are teaching others what Kevin learned so that readers can also apply the lessons and live life to the fullest as Jesus promised in John 10:10. Using a baseball diamond as an analogy for living by God's pattern, Kevin teaches an idea that's simple enough to communicate to a child, yet has enough depth to carry the truths to adults.

Each base on a baseball diamond represents God's desired pattern for life: Connection with God, Character, Community, and Competence. The breakdown occurs because most people run the bases backwards. In our performance-based culture, they run straight to third base (Competence), focusing on performance to the detriment of relationships, character, and their connection with God.

God Of Yes [Hardcover]

God Of Yes [Hardcover]The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject descructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Before we know it, we've reduced the Christian faith to a huge rejection of just about everything God has created. Is it any wonder why many in our culture think of Christianity and "no" comes to mind?

We need perspective. We need more than just "no." We need to experience a divine "yes" to all of life as a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes, through Solomon's journals, gives us a huge dose of reality. Solomon's entire experience is a counterintuitive "yes" to God and every aspect of life. It provides a framework for a faith that squares off with reality and finds it infused with meaning.

THE GOD OF YES will explore this counterintuitive approach and provide clear application on how faith can infuse meaning to the monotony of everyday life. It will flip Ecclesiastes upside down to show that it is actually affirming life in all of its parts with God at the center. It will challenge the reader that his or her life can look different even if nothing changes externally.

Gods At War: Student Edition (Jan) [Paperback]

In this student edition of gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps us recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. While these pursuits may not be the 'graven images' of old, they are in fact modern day idols. Behind the sin you're struggling with, the fear you're dealing with, the lack of purpose you're living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart.

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