Sarina Bridges is alone, broke, and homeless. On her quest to find the safe place promised by God, she reluctantly trespasses onto private property with the notion she won’t be discovered. She just needs a good night’s sleep under a roof. In the morning, she’ll be long gone. At least that’s her plan. What happens next is straight out of her dreams, but quickly turns nightmarish.
Jess Slinger, former wrestler turned farrier, desires a wife and family to share the fifty-five acre farm he inherited from the couple who took him in and led him to the Lord. When he discovers Sarina asleep in his garden shed, Jess knows in his heart it’s a divine act of God…
A unforgettable story of forgiveness, love and the power of prayer.
In this illuminating memoir, Lynn Kavanagh shares her struggles with the lifelong scars of abuse, rejection, and abandonment — and how her faith not only carried her through the most difficult of circumstances, but also opened the door to a new life of freedom and peace.
Do you struggle with understanding God’s love? Do you find it hard to forgive yourself hiding behind a wall of pretense, a prisoner of past mistakes? Perhaps events in your past have made it difficult for you to understand love at all never mind a God that is overflowing with love, forgiveness, and grace.
You are not alone. The author takes you on an emotional journey of her life from a dysfunctional childhood through an abusive marriage into a life that she never thought possible. Struggling with the scars of abuse, abandonment and rejection she explains how God’s unconditional love carried her through the most difficult circumstances of her life. Opening up a new life of freedom and peace. Isaiah 61:1-3 “…to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning….”
One father was murdered. Another was convicted of his death. All because their children fell in love.
Nate Beckett has spent his life fighting wildfires instead of the lies and rumors that drove him from his Colorado hometown. His mother begs him to come back now that his father has been released from prison, but it isn’t until he’s sidelined by an injury that he’s forced to return and face his past. But that means facing Brenna too.
Fourteen years ago, Nate was in love with the preacher’s daughter. When Pastor Strickland discovered Brenna defied him to sneak out with Nate, the fight between Strickland and Nate’s drunken dad was loud—and very public.
For a proper young Amish widow struggling to begin again, encountering her reckless first love will test her forgiveness, resolve – and heart…
Overwhelmed by grief and tending twin baby daughters, Rosmanda Lapp is without options. She still blames her brother-in-law, Levi, for her husband’s accidental death – but she and her aging in-laws need him to keep their farm going. Yet as Levi takes on his responsibilities with a new determination and steadiness, she can’t help but regret that she chose his serious-minded brother over him. For Levi is still very much the passionate man she loved—and Rosmanda now has even more reasons to keep him at arm’s length…
Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the natural world. Collected here are three of his masterpieces – All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful – which have been winning over animal lovers everywhere for almost fifty years. From his night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals – and their owners – that pass through his office, Herriot vividly evokes the daily challenges and joys that come with being a veterinarian.
Cats Miscellany provides readers with a fun collection of feline facts, anecdotes, and tales. In this truly fanciful work, author Lesley O’Mara has crafts a kaleidoscope of information which is sure to delight every cat lover. Filled with heartwarming tales, historical anecdotes, unique quotes, and so much more, Cats Miscellany is sure to satisfy human curiosity the whole year round. Delightfully illustrated and beautifully designed, this quirky and entertaining book is the perfect gift for pet lovers and “ailurophiles” of any age.
Based on extensive research into the life and times of Judas Iscariot, this triumph of fiction storytelling by the author of Havah: The Story of Eve revisits one of biblical history’s most maligned figures and brings the world he inhabited vividly to life.
In Jesus, Judas believes he has found the One – the promised Messiah and future king of the Jews, destined to overthrow Roman rule. Galvanized, he joins Nazarene’s followers, ready to enact the change he has waited for all his life. But soon Judas’s vision of a nation free from Rome is crushed by the inexplicable actions of Nazarene himself, who will not bow to social or religious convention – and seems, in the end, to even turn against his own people.
In this inspiring topical Bible study for women, Navigator author and best-selling Bible teacher Cynthia Heald offers a much more realistic perspective for today’s Christian woman. You’ll see yourself in Cynthia’s personal struggles to walk in faith and trust, and you will learn and grow from her special insights on character and maturity from God’s Word. In the book’s 11 sessions, you’ll develop a life of worship, surrender, and patience as you deepen your relationship with God and become more like Jesus. If using in a group, personal study is needed between meetings.
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.
Five-year-old Lizzie moves to a new home with her family and must adjust to a new school, new house, and lots of new people. But some things stay the same, including her spunky, sensitive, and mischievous personality. It feels like her big sister Emma is just the opposite – she is sweet, respectful, and good at just about everything that Lizzie isn’t. When Lizzie and Emma begins, Lizzie is eight years old and it’s not that she wishes she weren’t the kind of girl who loves hiding for hours to read a good book or racing down too-steep hills on her sled or eating lots of doughnuts.
(The Buggy Spoke Series)
When Dr. Tara Sims is robbed, she fights back to protect her daughter and nearly pays with her life. She’s rescued by Texas Ranger Grady West. Her childhood friend is now a handsome lawman, but Tara refuses to acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them. With a little girl to raise and a growing medical practice, she has no room in her life for romance.
Grady suspects the vicious assault wasn’t a random act. What he can’t figure out is why anyone would attack the single mother. He vows to protect Tara and her little girl while keeping his growing feelings for them out of the equation. Getting romantically involved with his sister’s best friend is more hazardous than hunting criminals.
(Texas Ranger Heroes Series)
Brand New Release from Lydia Olson
When dangerous times call for courageous acts, how will she keep the man she loves and her family safe?
Tori Ridley is a strong yet sensitive woman who’s been greatly wounded after the unexpected loss of her husband two years ago. A sudden fire brings the local physician to her ranch to tend to her daughter’s burns. Her wounded heart skips a beat when she meets the local physician – gradually, Tori realizes that it is okay to leave the door to her heart open once again. How can she trust him and give in to this new torrent of feelings when their open wounds keep catching up on them?
Jessie Hutton is a man whose soldier’s past keeps on chasing him. Spending a year in this new city has helped him reevaluate his life so far. When duty calls, he arrives in Tori’s ranch. Jessie slowly falls in love with Tori – it’s as if she’s his only way out of his battle wounds. Will he stand up against the enemy when the time comes?
The Christmas season has finally arrived in the cozy town of Divine, and Jo is determined to create wonderful, warm memories for the residents of Second Chance farm.
After someone steals the Christmas gifts purchased for the area’s underprivileged children, Pastor Murphy is forced to ask the area business owners for donations. Everyone is more than willing to help except for a longtime local “Scrooge” that no one seems to like.
When the man turns up dead, Jo is on the investigator’s radar after learning she had an unpleasant exchange with him shortly before his death. Jo and her friends start their own investigation and soon discover half the town had a reason to take him out.
BONUS: Recipe Included!
(Divine Christian Cozy Series)
Three clean, stand-alone, romantic-suspense novels.
Book 1 – No Safe Place: Story that races from the scenic beaches of the Olympic National Park to the beauty of Lake Chelan in Central Washington State, a story of courage, honor, faith, forgiveness, and love.
Book 2 – No True Justice: High-action, romantic-suspense story set among the breathtaking canyons and rivers around Lake Billy Chinook in Eastern Oregon.
Book 3 – No Turning Back: Set near Big Bend National Park and in Central Oregon, near the Deschutes River, No Turning Back is a clean, high-action, romantic-suspense story about love, courage, and the futility of human vengeance.
Head to the kitchen and get ready for a delicious voyage into French traditions and cuisine! Follow second generation–baker Sébastien Boudet from Paris to rural France, as he teaches the art of baking artisan breads, the craft of creating the perfect main course, and how to whip up desserts to die for. Containing luscious photographs of family, food, and the French countryside, and rich with delightful drawings, paintings, and illustrations, The French Baker tells the story (and the culinary secrets!) of a family devoted to the art of preparing beautiful food.
The classic collection of essays for those seeking spiritual wisdom from the religious scholar, Trappist monk, and author of The Seven Storey Mountain.
A recapitulation of his earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. Merton addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate. “A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest, and noblest life” (Chicago Tribune).
A sense of adventure and an eagerness to savor life to the fullest impel young, orphaned Elizabeth Fanshawe to escape her cold, unloving home and enlist in the British Army as a driver in 1944. Dispatched to Paris at the close of the Allies’ war against the hated Nazis, she soon finds herself swept up in the intoxicating celebratory glee of the newly liberated French. But after she meets the charming, seductive Patrice Ambard, Elizabeth’s life takes a sharp turn down a very dark road.
Her love for the dashing, hypnotic Frenchman draws Elizabeth, now called Lise, into Patrice’s world of crime and high-class prostitution, where she is broken, hardened, and then transformed into the whore-turned-notorious-madam known as La Balafrée, or the Scarred One…
Christians who want to take the next step in their faith walk need look no further. It’s time to ante up and go all in with God.
The Gospel costs nothing. You can’t earn it or buy it. It can only be received as a free gift, which is compliments of God’s grace. It doesn’t cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go “all in,” putting all that we have into God’s hands.
But why do so many Christians hesitate to do that? And when did we start believing that the Gospel is an insurance plan? We’re afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what life has to offer. But Jesus did not die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous.
Simon can’t stop thinking about the pretty Amish teacher at the local one-room school. But he’s ignored the sparks between them because he’s so shy. So Simon’s little brother, Isaac, takes matters into his own hands. He’s determined to give his brother the best Christmas present ever—a date with his favorite teacher. Amish novelist Byler brings her tender humor and skillful observation of family relationships to this holiday story. “I love Isaac’s self-confidence and scheming as he prods his reluctant older brother,” she smiles knowingly about the characters she’s created.
Brand New Release from Heather Blanton.
Even in the shadows of the Blue Ridge, war will find them.
Widowed by the Civil War, Ruth Grant insists on accompanying her grieving mother-in-law Noemie back to her roots in the beautiful but isolated foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This escape to a place barely touched by war will prove to be anything but peaceful for the two strong-willed women.
Montgomery Boaze is the wealthiest farmer in the upstate. He also happens to be a handsome widower. When distant relative Noemie returns home and butts heads with a mutual enemy, Montgomery appoints himself her and Ruth’s protector…
(Daughter of Defiance)
On a cold and blustery, snowy Saturday afternoon in late November, more than 111,000 people were crammed inside Michigan Stadium, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to watch the Michigan Wolverines play the Ohio State Buckeyes. It was a heated college football rivalry that had spanned more than a century.
No one inside the stadium was prepared for what transpired after long-foretold Bible prophecy came to pass before their very eyes, causing many to vanish into thin air. Fear and panic filled the hearts and minds of everyone who miraculously survived the mayhem.
But what happened inside Michigan Stadium was only a drop in the bucket compared to the rest of the world. In the blink of an eye, life as humanity had known it was forever changed, when the Great Disappearing Act came to pass.
(Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye Series)
Will probing the past, through her father’s secret journals, save her future?For recent college graduate, Alisa (Allie) Petrenko, the Cold War never ended, and events set in motion years ago have endangered this innocent young woman. When her father is murdered, he left her with a warning, an assassin on her trail, and his secret history contained in a set of journals. As Allie tries to elude the assassin and read the journals, she learns that the loving father who raised her was not the man he appeared to be, and the man she must now trust with her life is someone Allie must never trust with her heart. At strong safety, Grady Jamison could defend against opponents in the red zone, but he couldn’t stop the drunk driver who hit his car and killed his sister.
Does Allie Petrenko’s call for help mean Grady has been given a second chance, a chance to do things right?
Jesus models a much richer vision for friendship. In BeFriend,popular teacher, Scott Sauls, invites us to see and savor the broad and deeplove of God. In twenty-one eloquent mediatations on what God’s love can looklike in our everyday lives, Scott invites us to expand our circle of friends.
Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off theirlives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls.
Tea drinking has become a way of life. To put it frankly, it is a love, an addiction, and some would even go as far to say a philosophy. Dr. Keith Souter examines the perpetual impact that this adored beverage has bestowed upon the world for centuries, from its mystical origins in the East, to its inevitable influence on the West. The Tea Cyclopedia is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in all things tea. Commencing each chapter with insightful quotes, it not only captures the historical beginnings of this beloved drink, but also explores tea’s involvement in politics, health, the economy, and even fortune-telling.
Jane Hardy is appointed interim sheriff in Pelican Harbor, Alabama, after her father retires, but there’s no time for an adjustment period. When her father is arrested for theft and then implicated in a recent murder, Jane quickly realizes she’s facing someone out to destroy the only family she has.
After escaping with her father from a cult fifteen years ago, Jane has searched relentlessly for her mother – who refused to leave – ever since. Could someone from that horrible past have found them?
Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:
Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
No kid likes to follow all the rules, but Mr. Henry has a funny way of showing that it’s totally cool to obey the Lord. Children will come to see that the garden’s bananas taste a lot better than the snake’s baloney, that it’s no fun being fish food at the bottom of the sea, and that red rope licorice goes very well with Jericho crumb cake. It’s a smorgasbord of biblical truths about why obeying God always tastes good.
(Mr. Henry’s Wild & Wacky Bible Stories)
Some secrets change the world…
Once a privileged heiress, Annabelle Ross is now struggling to hold her home and her life together through the devastation of the War Between the States. But with a forced marriage and a desolate future on the horizon, her hopes are beginning to dwindle. When she discovers an encrypted note on a dying soldier, she seizes the opportunity to use it to deliver a message of her own. Instead, she’s mistaken for a spy and captured. Now her only chance to escape is the handsome soldier in charge of discovering her secrets.
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1
Have you ever been in a position where you believed you were about to get exactly what you’ve been praying and working for, but instead the door is closed in your face?
Well, meet Kensi Jacobson. She was positive that she’d gotten closer to her dream job, but instead, she hits a roadblock. She put in the work and trusted God for what she believed was her season of elevation, but her boss’ idea of a promotion was to send her to Pepperton, TX for another assignment.
This new assignment pairs her up with a handsome widower, Darren Shaw, who helps her learn that delay and disappointment can sometimes become a catalyst for something greater. Seemingly burdened with the fact that she is the only one in her circle who isn’t married with children and a career that isn’t headed in the direction she planned, she begins to wonder when her time and season are coming…
A witch’s coven in Argentina became a lighthouse of prayer in less than 60 minutes. A prodigal son returned to the Lord in California. An adopted son and the father who had cast him out years before were reunited in Christ. These are real stories of real lives and cities being transformed through the power of prayer evangelism.
In this revised and updated edition of a watershed book, bestselling author Ed Silvoso shows that when you change a city’s spiritual climate, everything–and everybody–is transformed. It was something the early church knew innately, and here Ed shares a proven, biblical, and practical plan to help you change the spiritual climate of your city.
Riddled with doubt and lingering regrets, will Suzanne and Paul find strength in God to explore a second chance at love?
It wasn’t easy to move back to the Old Order Mennonite community from which quiet, responsible Suzanne Zimmerman was shamefully sent away as a pregnant teen. Returning twenty years later to take care of her mother, Suzanne and Alexa – the daughter she raised as her own – have spent months rebuilding relationships with her family.
(The Zimmerman Restoration Trilogy)
Ken Blanchard is one of America’s best-known leadership and business experts. And now he helps you understand and experience the art of influence by revealing the greatest life and leadership lessons he’s learned in his rich career as an educator and business leader.
The Heart of a Leader offers Blanchard’s insight and wisdom on: Choosing values, Aiming for excellence, Maintaining integrity, Finding, the courage to change, Helping others reach their potential…
Rustic meets modern with the charming DIY guide, Wood Pallet Wonders. This instructional collection of twenty incredible home design projects uses wood pallets and reclaimed materials to create eye-catching storage and décor. From the rustic Chevron Coffee Table and the beautiful Herb Garden to the stylish Bar Cart, beginner and veteran DIYers alike can take delight in crafting rustic projects that will impress and inspire without breaking the bank.
A Thousand Tomorrows: Cody Gunner has no use for real love. Abandoned as a child by the person he needed the most, he swears he will never allow himself to love again. Ali Daniels denies love as well. Carrying a terrible secret, she lives life to the fullest, taking risks and refusing relationships…
Just Beyond the Clouds: Still aching over his wife’s death, Cody Gunner can’t bear the thought of also letting go of his Down’s Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure…
In Decluttering at the Speed of Life, decluttering expert and author Dana White identifies the mind-sets and emotional challenges that make it difficult to declutter. Then, in her signature humorous approach, she provides workable solutions to break through these struggles and get clutter out–for good!
But more than simply offering strategies, Dana dives deep into how to implement them, no matter the reader’s clutter level or emotional resistance to decluttering. She helps identify procrasticlutter–the stuff that will get done eventually so it doesn’t seem urgent–as well as how to make progress when there’s no time to declutter.
While learning the art of sugarmaking alongside her husband, Michelle guides readers through every step of all-natural syrup production, with directions for tapping one tree or dozens, while detailing the life-changing benefits of using maple syrup in the kitchen. Interspersed with sugaring techniques, tips, sidebars, and storytelling, Michelle shares more than 30 of her family’s tried-and-true maple recipes—from scones to salads.