Story: Our Journey of Heartache and Grace from Eden to Evermore by Steven James

Recapture the mystery of God’s story

With stunning imagery, powerful poetry, and real-life drama, Story is an inspiring journey from the creation of the world to eternity and everything in between. Consummate storyteller Steven James threads together familiar scenes from Scripture that will awaken your faith and inspire you to live in the reality of Christ’s sacrifice. As he untangles the intricacies of the whole story of the Bible, you will rediscover the majesty and the mystery you’ve been missing.

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MOMumental by Jennifer Grant {+ Giveaway!}

Celebrating the joyous art of being a mother, MOMumental offers an inspiring, honest, and infectiously humorous look at the perils and pleasures of raising a family in the real world. Once a devout believer in the myth of the perfect mother, author Jennifer Grant now has a more realistic yet still upbeat view of parenting and families. Instead of focusing on creating a conflict-free home, raising picture-perfect kids, and being an ideal mother, Grant offers a wiser and more down-to-earth way to love your children that makes room for mistakes and imperfections. She says, “I share stories about family life and how I’ve come to appreciate the mess of it. I am grateful for my own happy, idiosyncratic, and imperfect family.”

MOMumental is one mother’s account of the unpredictable, creative, sometimes hilarious, and always rewarding process of raising a family. It’s filled with funny and poignant stories from her everyday life a life that mothers everywhere can identify with.

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Everything Romance: A Celebration of Love for Couples by David Bordon and Tom Winters {Preview}

Everything Romance is a gift book overflowing with heartwarming ideas to keep that special relationship fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a newlywed or celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss, this book offers a treasury of ways to capture your love’s heart daily. Love letters, inexpensive date night suggestions, tantalizing recipes, conversation starters, and inspiring love stories will all help you romance the love of your life in creative and meaningful ways!

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Everything Romance by David Bordon and Tom Winters

Everything Romance is a gift book overflowing with heartwarming ideas to keep that special relationship fresh and exciting. Whether you’re a newlywed or celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss, this book offers a treasury of ways to capture your love’s heart daily. Love letters, inexpensive date night suggestions, tantalizing recipes, conversation starters, and inspiring love stories will all help you romance the love of your life in creative and meaningful ways!

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Grace for the Good Girl by Emily P. Freeman

In Grace for the Good Girl, Emily Freeman invites you to release your tight hold on that familiar, try-hard life and lean your weight heavy into the love of Jesus. With an open hand, a whimsical style, and a heart bent brave toward adventure, Emily encourages you to move from your own impossible expectations toward the God who has graciously, miraculously, and lovingly found you.

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Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith by Robert Barron

Using art, literature, traditional theology, and his own personal narrative, Father Robert Barron’s Catholicism takes readers into the depths and beauty of the Catholic faith in a way no other book has ever done. What makes Catholicism unique? Most histories that trace the origin of Christianity can be cumbersome and too academic for a popular market, but Robert Barron, a popular lecturer, writer, and theologian has the ability to make this material accessible for a general audience. Rich and engaging, with attractive photos throughout, Barron has produced a beautiful testament to faith.

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A Woman’s Secret for Confident Living by Karol Ladd

A Woman’s Secret for Confident Living: Becoming Who God Made You to Be by Karol Ladd Genre: Christian Non-Fiction, Women Pages: 224 Trade Paperback Date Published: August 2011 Publisher: Harvest House Bestselling author Karol Ladd shares powerful truths from Colossians and reveals an exciting path to confident living through God’s love and grace. With biblical wisdom and an inspiring belief in God’s purpose for each woman, Karol helps readers transform the way they see themselves and how they live out their lives as they discover their value and confidence in God. With this vital perspective shift, a woman will: Transform her thinking through powerful prayers Cultivate potential by exploring the dreams God gives to her Step forward with a strong sense of identity in Christ Deepen relationships and communication with others and with God Shine with joy and assurance of what she brings to the world Karol’s study questions bring. . .

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You Can Understand the Book of Revelation by Skip Heitzig

Revelation. It’s often the book of the Bible that Christians, pastors, and seminaries have the most trouble understanding. But Skip Heitzig, the dynamic senior pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque—one of the nation’s largest churches—is eager to bring clarity to the mystery of Revelation and share why it’s an important, relevant, and exciting book to explore.

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Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Dug Down Deep shows a new generation of Christians why words like theology and doctrine are the “pathway to the mysterious, awe-filled experience of knowing the living Jesus Christ.” Joshua Harris enthusiastically reminds readers that orthodoxy isn’t just for scholars. It is for anyone who longs to know and love God.

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The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin {Preview}

She stepped onto the world stage as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in the election of 2008. Previously, she had only been a small town mayor and the governor of a state with slightly more than half a million people. Still, there was something about her. She was pretty, fierce in her conservatism and she seemed undaunted by the slings and arrows of national politics. And there was something else, as well: there was a moral force that seemed to shape her life. As the world grew to know Sarah Palin throughout the 2008 campaign and in her subsequent public appearances and book people began to see the force behind her: a deep, lifelong Christian faith. This faith was the lens through which she viewed the world, the bedrock of her politics, and even a primary influence upon her personality.

To understand Sarah Palin, it is essential to understand her faith. What faith principles, then, impact Sarah Palin s politics, and what are their implications for the Republican Party and the nation as a whole? These questions and more are answered in the fascinating new book by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield and his co-author David Holland. These authors were given extensive access to Palin s pastors, advisors, friends and family and it has allowed them to capture the moving story of Palin s faith, as well as the meaning of that faith for American politics and culture.

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FIRST Chapter: 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jay Payleitner and the book: 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett – Print & Internet Publicist – of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Storylines by Andy Croft & Mike Pilavachi

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft and the book: Storylines: Your Map to Understanding the Bible David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings – Senior Media Specialist – of The B&B Media Group for sending me a. . .

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Review & FIRST Chapter: Finding Inner Peace During Trouble Times by William Moss

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: William Moss and the book: Finding Inner Peace During Troubled Times The Barnabas Agency (December 4, 2009) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Moss has become. . .

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FIRST Chapter: On Guard by William Lane Craig

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: William Lane Craig and the book: On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***. . .

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