Thursday’s Christian eBooks

Niergel Chronicles
by D. I. Hennessey


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When a brilliant young scientist is awakened by an unusual visitor, it topples everything he has believed about reality. His fantastic journey finds him facing dangerous perils and shocking supernatural threats, forcing him to face the Creator he has adamantly denied.

Niergel Chronicles – Last Hope
Niergel Chronicles – Quest
Niergel Chronicles – The Tenth Mantle Bearer

Kiss Me Under the Christmas Lights
by Cindy Ray Hale


A surprise kiss leads to a fake romance. Will they find love this Christmas?

When coffee shop owner Josie Sparks spots her ex boyfriend picking out a Christmas tree with a new girl, she does the unexpected. She grabs his roommate, Noah, and lays a kiss on him right in front of her ex. The new girlfriend assumes they’re dating, and Josie and Noah decide to go with it.

Firefighter Noah Stanley can’t stand his roommate’s new girlfriend. Not only does she make giant messes in the kitchen and eats all his chips, but she’s obnoxious and rude…

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(Maple Creek Romantic Comedy Series)

The Secret in a Lord’s Eyes
by Aria Norton


Brand New Release from Aria Norton

Lady Audrina Watson returns to Scotland after ten years, only to unexpectedly discover Laird Brian Campbell’s captivating presence. Her father’s prejudice against Brian’s people however, is an abrupt disruption of their potentially dreamy romance. Fortunately, her kind heart helps her see beyond her father’s disdain and Audrina’s affection for Brian only deepens. Yet, a future with him would be full of doubt and obstacles…

If she cannot change her father’s mind, not even a courtship will be possible, let alone a marriage…

The sudden death of his brother-in-law has left Laird Brian Campbell picking up the pieces and welcoming friends and relatives to pay their respects…

by Linda Byler


It was the early 1900s when Obadiah (Oba) and Merriweather’s (May’s) parents died tragically, leaving them orphans at ten and eleven years old. When none of their nearby relations volunteer to take them in, they are set on a train to Arkansas to go live on their Amish aunt and uncle’s cotton farm. Once there, it didn’t take long to discover they would be treated cruelly, no matter what they did. May, always anxious to be a godly young lady, took on more and more responsibility, trying desperately to keep the peace and convince her older brother not to run away…

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(The Long Road Home Series)

The Earl of Arundel
by Angela Johnson


Arranged Marriage with a mystery

Phillip Watson, Earl of Arundel is a lover of literature and music. Anyone viewing his family from the outside would think he lived a privileged life. But privilege comes with expectations, and Phillip finds himself engaged to a woman he never considered a match. Accepting his duty, Phillip agrees to the engagement until he nearly dies in an ill-fated accident and is left with amnesia.

Finding himself in an unfamiliar place, without knowledge of his duty or inheritance, Phillip falls for the lovely Miss Emma Parker. Her knowledge of Shakespeare and love of reading make her a perfect match…

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(Earls of England Series)

Her Constant Cowboy
by Danae Little


A faithful cowboy with a broken heart, his best friend who forgot how she hurt him, and the old memories that pull them back together.

Harper wakes up in a city apartment with the last eight years of her life erased. Thinking she is still sixteen, Harper doesn’t understand why her parents are treating her like a fragile invalid. Most of all, she is at a loss why her best friend, Logan, won’t talk to her.

Logan has nursed a broken heart for so many years he finally gives up all hope in repairing it. When Harper returns to their small home town, he battles his warring desires as he helps her through the struggle of amnesia…

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(Unforgettable Cowboys Series)

A Life Renewed
by Olivia Rae


In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, “The Nine Days’ Queen” was executed for high treason. But what if, instead of feeling the blade on her neck she secretly survived?

Escaping execution, Lady Jane hides as a peasant girl in a principality in Germany. She loves the simple life and never wants to return to England. But her benefactor, a power-hungry German prince, wants to march on London and place her on the English throne again, thereby increasing his dominance in Europe. If she doesn’t agree with his plan, her beloved childhood nurse will be put to death. Desperate for help, Jane must put her trust in the mysterious spy Asher Hayes.

Asher Hayes is done rounding up Protestants for “Bloody Mary” and wants nothing more than to live a quiet life as a farmer and expunge the blood of many from his hands…

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(Secrets of the Queens)

A Yorkshire Carol
by Jennie Goutet


The heart is deceitful above all things. Who can understand it?

When Juliana Issot’s godmother invites her to spend the month of Christmas at a house party in Yorkshire, Juliana feels compelled by affection to accept. Never mind that she escaped Yorkshire at first chance to secure a more glittering match in London and that the only matrimonial prospect back homeis her childhood playmate, Willelm.

Willelm Armitage is a born-and-bred Yorkshireman, and as far as he is concerned, Juliana belongs here, too—here at his side…

 When her nostalgia slips into love, will she be able to admit that Willelm knows the longings of her heart better than she knows her own?

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(A Christmas Match Series)

My Grumpy Christmas Camp-anion
by Kimberly Krey


Brand New Release from Kimberly Krey

It was dislike at first sight.N ow they’re snowed-in at a campsite.

When Pyper shows up to a winter festival half-a-day early to beat the storm, she learns the event has been put on hold. Now she’s stuck alone in a campsite with a blizzard that’s getting worse with each furious flake.

The good news? Someone else beat the storm too, which means Pyper won’t be on her own after all.

The bad news? That someone is the ever-grumpy Kenneth Billings, a man she’s secretly nick-named Beamer Boy, Office Grinch, and her new and rising favorite, Twinkie Head…

The Breakfast Bible
by Kate McMillan


When the first decision of your day is what to have for breakfast, the easy recipes and inspired ideas provided in The Breakfast Bible will make your choice an effortless one. With more than one hundred recipes covering every part of the morning meal – from eggs and bacon to fruits and grains, breads and pastries, healthful bowls, griddle cakes, morning beverages, and more – there are plenty of options to wake up your day.

How Many Isaiahs Were There and What Does It Matter?
by Multiple Authors


However, there does not seem to be a uniform way to articulate an evangelical doctrine of Scripture.

Taking up the challenge, Vincent Bacote, Laura Miguélez and Dennis Okholm present twelve essays that explore in depth the meaning of an evangelical doctrine of Scripture that takes seriously both the human and divine dimensions of the Bible. Selected from the presentations made at the 2001 Wheaton Theology Conference, the essays approach this vital subject from three directions.

Stanley J. Grenz, Thomas Buchan, Bruce L. McCormack and Donald W. Dayton consider the history of evangelical thinking on the nature of Scripture.

Mapping America
by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Mapping America illuminates with scene-setting text and more than 150 color images – from the exotic and fanciful maps of Renaissance explorers to the magnificent maps of the Golden Age and the thrilling battle-maps and charts of the American Revolutionary War, in addition to paintings from the masters of eighteenth century art, scores of photographs, and detailed diagrams.

Wednesday’s Christian eBooks

Royally Rearranged
by Emma St. Clair


There WILL be a royal wedding. The only question–who will be my groom?

An arranged marriage isn’t the worst fate for a princess like me. Especially because I’ve been in love with my intended groom since we were children.

But when my prince shows up with an American girlfriend instead of an engagement ring, all arrangements are off. The clock is nearing midnight–I won’t turn into a pumpkin, but if I’m not wed by summer’s end, I’ll forfeit my kingdom. Just your typical royal dilemma…

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(Royal Gone Rogue)

Western Rivers of Love
by Ellen Knightley


6 of My best-selling Western romance stories! Stories full of powerful emotions, trust and betrayal, intrigue, family values and romance that will captivate you!

True Love’s Ransom
When Loving Eyes Meet
Untangling the Knot of Love
A Bride’s Troubling Dilemma
A Lesson in Trust and Hope
To Heal a Rancher’s Broken Heart

“All the story’s are well written and I would tell my book loving friends to get it and standalone story’s at that this is a great read for sure” by Amazon Customer

Christmas Miracles of Love
by Alexa Verde


Five heartwarming small-town romances to make your Christmas shine with hope and joy! Love blossoms between unlikely couples in this heartfelt collection of holiday romances. Stories with real emotion, faith, humor, and a dash of danger!

Book 1: Don’t Leave Me
Book 2: Season of Miracles
Book 3: Season of Joy
Book 4: Season of Hope
Book 5: Season of Love

“This is a wonderful set of books. I have read and own all of them. They are faith forward yet not preachy. Each story is a great standalone. Alexa has a gift of adding a bit of mystery to an inspirational romance. These are a perfect Christmas Read any time of the year. You will love this set as much as I do!” by Amazon Customer

A Christmas Governess for the Cowboy’s Heart
by Lydia Olson


Brand New Release from Lydia Olson

They both don’t celebrate Christmas. Their relationship is just a business deal. Will the Season of Wonders bring love to the Montana mountains?

“Not only had her first real Christmas been better than all her dreams, but she had ended the magical day with her first kiss.”

Roxie must leave her terrible life at the orphanage and find a job. Her only opportunity is to become a governess of two children on an isolated ranch in Montana. The last thing she was expecting this Christmas was to find her heart beating faster for the father of these children, her handsome boss. Will the season of wonders bless her with what she deeply seeks; love and a true family?

‘Tis the Season: A Holiday Collection
by chris keniston


Celebrate falling in love with this holiday collection from USA Today bestselling author Chris Keniston

Tis the Season contains three holiday favorites in one heartwarming, feel-good read:

Loving Chloe – from the Farraday Country series
Picture Perfect – from the Hart Land Lakeside Inn series
Love Walks In – from the Aloha Romance series

A Strike to the Heart
by Danielle Grandinetti


She’s fiercely independent. He’s determined to protect her.

Wisconsin, 1933—When a routine mission becomes an ambush that kills his team, Craft Agency sniper Miles Wright determines to find the persons responsible and protect the woman he rescued. But the fierce independence that led Lily Moore to leave her family’s dairy business for the solitary life of a dog trainer and the isolation of her farm don’t make that easy. Neither does his unwanted attraction to her. Meanwhile, escalating incidents confirm that she’s far from safe.

Lily fears letting the surprisingly gentle retired marine into her life almost as much as she fears whoever is threatening her.

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(Strike to the Heart Series)

I Know Jesus Christ Is Real
by Melinda Deir-Boyette


I Know Jesus Christ Is Real, is a candid, spiritual, and philosophical memoir aimed at adults.

Spiritual and Supernatural! In this Award-Winning book, Melinda recounts how she met Jesus and heard God’s voice. She was swept up in the power of the Holy Spirit through dreams and visions. Melinda has seen miraculous things. God has impacted mightily on her life, and she knows that God wants to do the same for others through his Amazing Grace.

“I felt compelled to chose and then read this book. I feel connected to this author somehow. Through this book I understand more about how to worship God, and how involved in our lives he really is. I can see how to search him out and include him in my daily life. I am blessed to have read this book! I will return to it many times! I recommend this book to anyone who seems God.” by Amazon Customer

My Kind of Kitten
by LJ Peace


Brand New Release from LJ Peace

Good, clean action-adventure stories for grade schoolers, from a Christian perspective. Each book in the Young Disciple Series features an imaginative adventure with a wholesome storyline. For those who would like to dig deeper, there is an epilogue in each book that focuses on Biblical teachings related to the story.

Kids! MY KIND OF KITTEN is about an imaginative girl named Crissy, who finds adventure each summer in the very special town of Cliffside. She will have to be brave to face a very mean vulture named Buzz…

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The Ragamuffin Gospel
by Brennan Manning


Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out?

Most of us believe in God’s grace—in theory. But somehow we can’t seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet.

Yet God gives us His grace, willingly, no matter what we’ve done. We come to Him as ragamuffins—dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His “furious love.”

Rosemary Cottage
by Colleen Coble


The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange the respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community, a place that has always been a refuge for her and her family. She also plans to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter…

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(The Hope Beach Series)

Tuesday’s Christian eBooks

His Christmas Wish
by Melissa McClone


Carly Bishop loved Christmas…until tragedy struck.

Carly Bishop doesn’t want to come home for Christmas. Hood Hamlet is filled with nothing but heartbreaking reminders of the fiancé and brother she lost six years ago. But her family needs her, so Carly must dig deep to unearth her Christmas spirit so she can give her niece and nephew the best holiday ever.

Mountain rescuer Jake Porter believes he could have saved his two friends that fateful day and kept the Bishop family from experiencing such a heart-wrenching loss…

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(Mountain Rescue Romance Series)

A Waltz with the Kind Marquess
by Bridget Barton


Arabella Dandridge’s heart has always been torn between living the life her parents wish for her and finding adventure beyond the borders of England. When a much older man puts a claim on her, she will do whatever it takes to avoid a union with him; even enlisting a handsome Marquess to pretend they have an interest in each other. Little did she know that she would soon stop pretending, as she truly falls for the charming stranger.

How will Arabella react though, when a woman claiming to be the Marquess’ fiancée appears in her life? Could a chance at happiness still be on the cards for her?

Francis Thorpe, the Marquess of Pembroke, returns to his childhood home despite the painful memories it holds. His life takes an exciting turn when he crosses paths with Arabella and agrees to help her with her plan…

Not Until Christmas Morning
by Valerie M. Bodden


She’s a fixer… He’s about as broken as they come… Can they learn to turn to God for healing and hope this Christmas?

Leah has always been a fixer. That’s why she decided to foster a troubled teen. And it’s why she’s determined to give him the perfect Christmas. It might also be why she feels compelled to reach out to her grinchy, reclusive neighbor Austin. But she’ll have to be careful that reaching out doesn’t turn into something more – she’s been hurt by crossing the line from friendship to romance once, and she’s not willing to let it happen again…

“A heartwarming story showing how God is in control and needs to be first in our lives before good things happen!” by Amazon Customer

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(Hope Springs Series)

Verity’s Overlander
by Marisa Masterson


A mail-order match gone awry leads to love and suspense!

A panicked older sister frantically searches the St. Louis dock for her sister. Instead, Veronica meets a man who expected to marry the girl.
Robbie MacTavish never thought to write away for a wife. After his wife’s death years earlier, he decided never to remarry. His aunt has other ideas and writes to a “friend of a friend”, Mrs. Ella Milton. When Veronica, his bride’s much older sister, appears and not Verity, Robbie suddenly grows much more interested in marrying.

Will he be able to convince this woman that he needs only her as his wife while they race against time to find Verity?

Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Novels Box Set
by Hope Callaghan


After the mysterious death of her mafia “made man” husband, Carlita Garlucci makes a shocking discovery. Follow the Garlucci family saga as Carlita and her daughter try to escape their NY mob ties and make a fresh start in Savannah, Georgia. They soon realize you can run but can’t hide from your past.

Treat yourself to this deluxe box set featuring the first 10 novels from bestselling author Hope Callaghan’s “Made in Savannah Mystery Series.”

If you like family sagas and clean cozy mysteries that keep you guessing till the end, you’ll love the Made in Savannah Mystery Series!”


A Getaway to Remember Boxed Set
by Kristen Iten


A collection of three full-length novels for fans of Hallmark-style, slow burn romance. Fall in love with warmhearted billionaires who aren’t afraid to break the bank for the women they love. Epic kisses on the beach guaranteed!

Book One: A Suave Billionaire’s Secret Life
Book Two: A Sincere Billionaire’s Forever Love
Book Three: A Spoken-for Billionaire’s Fake Fiancée

“Interesting stories. Show that being wealthy doesn’t always guarantee happiness. Some interesting people and unusual circumstances. Things aren’t always what they first appear.” by Amazon Customer

Christmas in Idaho
by Ray Downing


Christmas in Idaho is an inspirational story for adult readers that the whole family will love. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and wonder of Christmas alongside Idaho, a snowman who is experiencing Christmas for the first time….. just as he discovers that time is running out. Explore the role that time plays in our perception of the physical world and in the Christian promise of immortality. 

Christmas in Idaho is a beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book – a wonderful gift and keepsake.

“This book reminded me of what Christmas is all about, and left me wanting to read it again. Beautifully written and illustrated, you will enjoy this instant classic.” by Amazon Customer

Miss Marple’s B&B
by Glenda Manus


Every storefront in Park Place has been spruced up for the holidays and everyone in town has the Christmas spirit. Everyone, that is, except Agatha O’Malley who lives in the large Victorian house at the end of Main Street. The death of her husband, Charlie, two years earlier, has caused a bah-humbug feeling every Christmas since. Opening a Bed and Breakfast will help ease the financial burden of keeping up her grand old home, but can Agatha shake the blues long enough to show her guests the kind of Christmas magic that has always played out in this splendid old house?

Ah, it seems her guests are working their own magic to bring a little humor, mystery, and quite possibly a second-chance romance back into Agatha’s life in this cozy Christmas story.

A stand-alone Christmas novel in the Southern Grace Series.

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(Southern Grace Series)

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
by Leslie Vernick


Something Has to Change… You can’t put it into words, but something is happening to you. Your stomach churns, your heart aches, and the tension in your marriage is making you feel weary and a little crazy. The constant criticism, disrespect, cruelty, deceit, and gross indifference are eroding your confidence and breaking your spirit.

For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Leslie Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Based on decades of counseling experience, her intensely practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse…

Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook
by Phyllis Pellman Good


The top recipes from the New York Times–bestselling series all in one volume – from the author who “is basically one of the queens of slow cooker recipes” (Booking Mama).

The recipes in this amazing treasure are all collected from some of America’s best home cooks, tested in real-life settings, and carefully selected from thousands of recipes. Eight small “galleries” of full-color photos of delectable slow-cooker dishes from the collection add sparkle throughout the cookbook.

The Knitting Book
by Vikki Haffenden, Frederica Patmore


This new edition of DK’s knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities.

Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns.

Monday’s Christian eBooks

Marrying Raven
by Melanie D. Snitker


Raven hates football. Too bad she doesn’t feel the same way about her football-playing ex-fiancée.

Raven Weber hates football. As if her fiancé breaking off their engagement to follow his NFL dream wasn’t bad enough, her football-obsessed family only made things worse. Twelve years later, she pours everything into her job as a physical therapist assistant. Helping others never prepared Raven for the day her ex would hobble back into her life.  How can she remain professional when spending time with him only reminds her of what they’ve lost?

The day Heath Shaw walked away from his relationship with Raven, he’d been convinced he was doing it for her. Fulfilling his father’s dream gave him the distraction he needed to get over her…

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(Brides of Clearwater Series)

Spiritual Revolution: Legis Needs You
by J. Michael Krivyanski


This is the second book in the Spiritual Revolution series. The spiritual world surrounds all humans. It is a place where angels and demons are constantly battling one another for human souls. Humans are unaware of the many things taking place in the spiritual world.

Angel Aducia is a warrior angel. Like all warrior angels, his only purpose for existing is to prevent human souls from being taken to hell by demons. Angel Aducia lives in a human body. He was granted this privilege by the person who had it before him. It is a body with strong human emotions. Angel Aducia constantly struggles to handle the emotions of love, hate, desire, and more…

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(Spiritual Revolution: Rise of the Unmarked)

Mail Order Brides Collection
by Laura Ashwood


If you swoon for heroes with heart, you’ll love these romances! This inspirational collection features four sweet, wholesome novellas by USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Laura Ashwood, each filled with romance and heartbreak, redemption, family and finding true love.

Included in this collection are:

A Groom for Ruby (2022 FHL Reader’s Choice Award Winner): What happens when an abused woman, a broken little boy and an ex-convict come together?
A Groom for Violet: A widow looking for a safe haven. A man determined to do his duty. A love neither of them expected.
Courting Danger: She headed west looking for adventure. Love was never part of the plan…
A Groom By Surprise: A proxy bride, a surprise groom and the secrets that could tear them apart.

An Innocent Soul to Care for
by Lorelei Brogan


Aiming for a fresh start, Andrea moves West to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Her life is turned upside down, though, the day a stranger brings an abandoned baby to the hospital. When Andrea suddenly finds herself suspected of kidnapping the baby, she turns for help to Daryl, the local sheriff, only to find that he is not what she expected.

Will she learn to trust Daryl, even when she faces far greater danger than she had bargained for?

Will Daryl give a chance to love while unraveling the mystery of the kidnapped baby?

Preacher on the Run
by Jayna Baas



It’s 1771, and North Carolina is at war. On one side stands the power of the Crown. On the other side stands a dangerous freedom of conscience.

Former circuit rider Robert Boothe has spent the last four years leading the tyrant-hating Regulators against North Carolina’s corrupt British government. All he wants is a safe place for his little Baptist church to worship God.

But when Colonel Charles Drake arrives in town, Robert becomes a target. The Church of England wants him to shut up. The governor wants him dead. Now Robert’s church and family are caught in the crossfire. And that safe place is farther and farther away.

As Silent as the Night
by Danielle Grandinetti


He can procure anything, except his heart’s deepest wish. She might hold the key, if she’s not discovered first.

Chicago, 1933―Lucia Critelli will do anything for her ailing grandfather, including stand in a breadline to have enough food to make him a St. Nicholas Day meal. When she catches the eye of a goon who threatens her grandfather, she discovers the end of Prohibition doesn’t mean the end of the mafia’s criminal activity.

Retired Marine Scout Giosue “Gio” Vella can find anything, especially if it helps a fellow Italian immigrant, so he has no doubt he can locate his neighbor’s granddaughter, who has gone missing from a local church. Keeping her safe is another matter.

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(Strike to the Heart Series)

Finding Holly
by B. E. Baker


Home is where the heart … was broken.

Paisley finds joy in simple things: snow cones, roller skates, smiling children. She doesn’t have an ambitious bone in her body, but her friends don’t mind. She cheers them on when they’re up and supports them when they’re down.

Everyone loves Paisley, and for good reason. She’s always there when you need her.

But Paisley has a secret. And none of her friends know anything about it.

Can Paisley confront the demons she left behind and repair the damage from her departure? Or will her mistake cost her family everything?

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(The Finding Home Series)

The Dinosaur Who Roared Very Loud
by Cynthia Hickey


New release from Cynthia Hickey

Ethan loved to roar more than anything, but his family and friends got very upset when he did.

Ethan’s roar was very, very LOUD! He should save his roar for something important. When disaster strikes, and Ethan is separated from his family, he must rely on his God-given talent to find his way and make an unlikely friend as he learns when it’s okay to be loud.

A book in the Just as God Created You

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(The Dragon Who Wanted to Be Pink)

You Were Made for This Moment
by Max Lucado


Are you weary? Worn out by the bills that keep stacking, a virus that keeps raging, or a heart that keeps aching? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come!

To be clear, you didn’t ask for this struggle. You want to get past it. You don’t know how much longer you can hold up. But what if God is with you in this difficult season? When life seems off the rails, remember this truth: the minute you bow your head to pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help…

NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
by Zondervan


Discover new dimensions of insight with a behind-the-scenes tour of the ancient world

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind even the most familiar stories of Scripture. That’s what the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page of this NIV Bible is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of biblical times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.