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I Couldn’t Love You More

by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt

In the same manner as touching picture books like bestsellers Let Me Hold You Longer and Love You Forever, I Couldn’t Love You More tells a sweet, loving, yet powerful message: I couldn’t love you more, but there is someone who does. Through the unique relationship of adorable animals, the book shares that Christ is always with you and he loves you more than you can imagine. This engaging picture book combines lovable and irresistible images with the lyrics from the song (co-written by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt). Matt is lead vocalist for Sanctus Real, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band. The song is on Hammitt’s latest album, Every Fallen Tear. When Matt and his wife, Sarah, were halfway through her pregnancy, they discovered their son would be born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital defect. Matt and Sarah’s son, Bowen, was born on 9/9/10 and received a huge following through the Hammitt’s blog (bowensheart.com) and ABC News. A portion of the proceeds from the book goes to the foundation the Hammitts’ have started to help parents with children who have this heart condition.

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Author Bio – Matt Hammitt is the lead singer and a founding member of the band Sanctus Real. Over the past decade, the Grammy nominated, Dove Award–winning group has released five albums and has topped the Christian radio charts with fourteen No. 1 and Top 5 radio hits.

In 2010, Matt and his wife, Sarah, found out they were expecting their third child. Already the parents of two young daughters, Emmerson and Claire, they were looking forward to an ultrasound that would reveal whether they were having a boy or a girl. “We found out it was a boy, and we were all celebrating,” Matt recalls. “But only a few minutes later the doctor came in and told us that things weren’t right, that half of the baby’s heart wasn’t developed. At that time, they didn’t think he would survive.”  Read More Here

Check out Matt’s Blog or follow his twitter feed

Heaven is for Real for Kids

by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo

A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Heaven is for real, and you are going to like it!

Colton Burpo came back from his trip to heaven with a very important message: Jesus really, really loves children. In an effort to reach even more families with this eternally significant story, this runaway bestseller is now told from Colton—kid to kids! Children will receive the same comfort and assurance that so many adults have received from the trade book.

Beautifully illustrated under Colton’s direction, he shares his experiences in first person and comments on things that will be important to kids. A letter to parents is included to guide them as they talk to their children about heaven. Scripture along with a Q&A section with answers from the Bible are also included in the book.

The Last Plea Bargain

By Randy Singer

Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will. But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. One by one, prisoners begin rejecting deals. Prosecutors are overwhelmed, and felons start walking free on technicalities. To break the logjam and convict her nemesis, Jamie must violate every principle that has guided her young career. But she has little choice. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.

Randy Singer is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author and veteran trial attorney. He has penned more than 10 legal thrillers and was recently a finalist with John Grisham and Michael Connelly for the inaugural Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal. Randy runs his own law practice and has been named to Virginia Business magazine’s select list of “Legal Elite” litigation attorneys. In addition to his law practice and writing, Randy serves as teaching pastor for Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He calls it his “Jekyll and Hyde thing”—part lawyer, part pastor. He also teaches classes in advocacy and civil litigation at Regent Law School and, through his church, is involved with ministry opportunities in India. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Virginia Beach. They have two grown children. Visit his website at www.randysinger.net.

Accused

By Janice Cantore

Detective Carly Edwards hates working in juvenile—where the brass put her after an officer-involved shooting—and longs to be back on patrol. So when a troubled youth, Londy Atkins, is arrested for the murder of the mayor and Carly is summoned to the crime scene, she’s eager for some action. Carly presses Londy for a confession but he swears his innocence, and despite her better judgment, Carly is inclined to believe him. Yet homicide is convinced of his guilt and is determined to convict him.

Carly’s ex-husband and fellow police officer, Nick, appears to be on her side. He’s determined to show Carly that he’s a changed man and win her back, but she isn’t convinced he won’t betray her again.

As the investigation progresses, Carly suspects a cover-up and strikes out on her own, uncertain whom she can trust. But when danger mounts, she begins to wonder if she made the right choice.

 

Janice Cantore, A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She’s always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today’s Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with two Labrador retrievers, Jake and Maggie.

Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards. Janice also authored the Brinna’s Heart series, which includes The Kevlar Heart and The Heart of Justice.

Visit Janice’s website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook.

Everything Romance

by David Bordon and Tom Winters

Ready to create romantic memories?

If you’re looking for heartfelt poems and prose to convey your sentiments, or perhaps desiring a sweet recipe to share with your beloved, Everything Romance offers all that and much more. With a rich array of romantic gems, this treasury abounds with all you need to show your affection and adoration. Captivate the heart of your true love and create a legacy of romance to last a lifetime.

Why wait for a special occasion to celebrate the wonder and joy of being in love? Opening Everything Romance is like opening a door to romantic adventure—any day, any time!

Click here to download the first chapter of Everything Romance.

Everything Romance is also available as an eBook!

A Charles Dickens & A Jane Austen Devotional

We have lost ourselves in their stories – now we can find ourselves closer to our Creator.

In beautiful cloth hardcovers, A Charles Dickens Devotional and A Jane Austen Devotional combine over 100 short excerpts from their classic novels with Scripture and new devotional thoughts to create meaningful readings.  Allow yourself to be transported to a simple and peaceful place with devotions based on Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and more.  Visit www.tngiftbooks.com/devoclassics for free sample devotions and to view the Devotional Classics video trailer.

 

Relentless

By John Bevere

“God doesn’t author hardship but uses it to strengthen us for greater conquests. He never leads us into a storm that He doesn’t give us the power to overcome.”  — John Bevere, Relentless

In this life, you will definitely face hardships, but Scripture offers good news: you “will rule in life through Christ.” (Romans 5:17, TEV) As a child of God, you have what it takes to turn adversity into the strength to finish well!

In Relentless by John Bevere you will discover the champion’s view of hardship—but most importantly, you will learn to overcome every trial and tribulation. You are destined for strength in this life!

Learn what God says about…

  • Sickness, disease, and physical infirmity
  • Shame, guilt, and condemnation
  • Lack and poverty
  • Persecution and tribulation
  • Humility and submission
  • Character and prayer

What separates those who are defeated by life from those who rule in life is the knowledge that battles and conflicts are inevitable, and that—unlike the natural person—we have power over whatever may come against us. So we can, and must, fight relentlessly until the battle is won.

You already have what it takes to finish well! Learn how and join the Relentless experience today!

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Learn more about the curriculum DVD and CD series for Relentless at RelentlessOnline.org

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Gabby, God’s Little Angel

By Sheila Walsh

This first book in a delightful new series offers a comforting message for young readers-God loves you very much and is always watching over you!

What little girl wouldn’t love her very own guardian angel? Parents and children alike will be won over by this humorous tale of Gabby, a guardian angel in training who has much to learn about taking care of God’s little ones. Her new assignment is to protect a young girl named Sophie, but Gabby soon realizes that watching after Sophie is a bigger challenge than she had expected! After a close call while riding her pony, Sophie learns what the Bible says about guardian angels: “He will put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go” (Psalm 91:11 ICB).

I set out to develop a new character that young readers would embrace and delight in, and out from my pen and from my heart poured a new series, Gabby, God’s Little Angel. Gabby is an adorable guardian angel in training who finds that she has so much to learn about taking care of God’s children.

I am so passionate about teaching the little angels in your own lives just how much God loves them. I pray that through my new little friend, Gabby, they will discover this truth and rest assured that He is always watching over them!

Sheila Walsh

Ask Me Anything

Provocative Answers for College Students

by J. Budziszewski

The college years are full of life-defining questions and concerns. Dr Budziszewski (aka Professor Theophilus) offers his expert opinion to help students achieve personal insight about the most controversial and confusing topics they may face.

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J. BUDZISZEWSKI (Ph.D. Yale 1981) is a professor in the departments of government and philosophy at the University of Texas. Among scholars he is known as an expert on the natural moral law, but to Christian college students he is better known as “Professor Theophilus,” the Christian mentor whose dialogues are featured in the monthly “Office Hours” column at Boundless.org. His numerous popular and scholarly books include Evangelicals in the Public Square (Baker Academic), the award-winning Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (InterVarsity), and the newly published The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction (ISI Books) — and, of course, his three NavPress books, How to Stay Christian in College, Ask Me Anything, and the newest, Ask Me Anything 2.

Fierce Beauty

By Kim Meeder

TRUE BEAUTY is NOT about HOW YOU LOOK… BUT HOW YOU LIVE.

Real beauty isn’t a look, it’s an action. It can be found by making one crucial, life-defining choice—to lay down personal ambitions and selfish desires, pick up your sword of encouragement, and fight for the eternal purposes of God. As you do, fierce beauty is revealed—along with lasting value, fulfillment, and joy. Who will you choose to fight for— yourself or the King of Kings?

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In Fierce Beauty, Kim shares inspiring true stories from her own life of adventure, love, and loss—including her parents’ shocking death when she was nine years old and her struggles with self acceptance, knowing God, and standing for Him. Through her stories and encouragement in this book, you’ll discover life lessons about trust, transformation, surrender, forgiveness, and genuine purpose. Journey with gifted storyteller Kim Meeder as she encourages you to see that true value is defined by your Creator and that your worth has a purpose of eternal proportions.

This book also includes discussion guide for individuals or groups.

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Kim Meeder is the author of Hope Rising, Bridge Called Hope, and Blind Hope. Along with her husband, Troy, she owns and operates Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Central Oregon, a nonprofit organization that rescues abused and neglected horses and pairs them with disadvantaged children, offering them a place of safety, peace, and hope. She has been a popular guest on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, Dr. Dobson’s Family Talk, and featured on the CBS Early Show.

 

 

The Touch

Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called The Touch. But after failing to save his young fiancée, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room.

Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeon’s hands, reducing or eliminating failed surgical procedures. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed.

As Lara pursues Jones’s skill for her project, Jones’s stubborn resistance cracks, and he begins to open up to her about the wounds that still haunt him. But when Jones discovers the urgency behind Lara’s work, he must choose to move beyond his past. As each is forced to surrender secret fears, they are bonded together through the lives of the people Jones serves and by the healing secret that Faith left behind.

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SECRETARIATRandall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter, who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart. His work on the film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His other films, include The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers andSecretariat. Randall wrote the lyrics to the song Mansions of the Lord which is featured in the movie We Were Soldiers and was sung at Ronald Reagan’s funeral.

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Dry As Rain

By Gina Holmes

From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a powerfully moving story that tests the limits of love’s forgiveness. Like many marriages, Eric and Kyra Yoshida’s has fallen apart slowly, one lost dream and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal finally pushes them beyond reconciliation. Just when it looks like forgive and forget is no longer an option, a car accident gives Eric the second chance of a lifetime. A concussion causes his wife to forget details of her life, including the chasm between them. No one knows when—or if—Kyra’s memory will return, but Eric seizes the opportunity to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving.

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Gina Holmes is the author of the bestselling and award-winning debut novel Crossing Oceans. In 1998, Gina began her career penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit www.ginaholmes.com or www.noveljourney.blogspot.com.

 

Praise Habit

By David Crowder

Praise is something we are, not something we do. Musician David Crowder redefines our perspective of God and helps us develop a habit of praising Him by reflecting on targeted psalms from The Message//REMIX.

Ideal for teens and those who love the beauty and music of the Psalms.

 

31 Verses: Identity

By Student Life

Relevant, Daily Devotions for Teens

“WHO AM I?”

“Who am I going to be?”

These are huge questions. Questions that are answered definitively in Scripture.  Over and over again, the Bible makes bold statements about your identity.  And all of them speak to the truth that as a Christ-follower, your identity is found in Christ alone.

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Help Wanted

By Darlene Brock

Be Inspired. Be Challenged. Be Ready and Willing to Take the Job! (No experience necessary.) Flavored with honesty, humor, compelling stories, and creative solutions, Help Wanted navigates the 13 jobs moms must accomplish in the dynamic, often challenging mother-daughter relationship to make the maximum difference in their girl’s life:

  • Coach
  • Creative Counselor
  • Time Manager
  • Media Director
  • Academic Advocate
  • Professor of Gender Studies
  • Relationship Counselor
  • Sex Ed Teacher
  • Financial Consultant
  • Bodyguard
  • Communications Specialist
  • In-Home Demonstrator
  • Military Strategist.

The action guide every mom needs to raise confident, healthy, self-fulfilled daughters.

You can purchase the book here

The Grit and Grace Project is a company dedicated to helping women reach their full potential, merging two of the primary strengths innate to women, Grit and Grace, calling upon those strengths to find purpose as Individuals, Wives, and Mothers.

 

 

Live Loved

By Max Lucado

Imagine how your life would change if you were sure God loves you!

Using the same popular format as Grace for the MomentLive Loved from Max Lucado helps you experience God’s kindness and presence in your everyday life. Included are a broad range of topics such as facing your fears, accepting His grace, and truly knowing God’s omnipresent love. Each devotional is accompanied by an ending prayer to nurture a stronger prayer life for new believers, as well as long-standing Christ followers.

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Fashioned By Faith

By Rachel Lee Carter

Everyone knows that we live in a “skin-is-in” society, heavily driven by media and immodesty. So how does a young Christian woman reconcile a fashionable wardrobe with maintaining her integrity?

Written by international professional model Rachel Lee Carter, Fashioned by Faith offers a cutting-edge approach to the concept of beauty with a Biblical foundation that will attract moms and daughters alike. Readers will love hearing about Carter’s exciting story as she leads them on an engaging study that touches on a huge felt need for young women: real beauty has nothing to do with looks.

Offering three valuable perspectives—teen boys, a professional model, and God’s Word—Carter explains her standards of modesty in a way that will make readers acquire a specific understanding of the author’s wardrobe choices and the impact those choices can make on others. Readers will also learn to season their self-image with daily quiet time with God. A tour of Scripture will reveal the value of heart issues like modesty and why they’re important to God.

Never compromising her sense of style or her faith, every young lady can discover what it means to be Fashioned by Faith.  Moms and girls will love this book!

Shattered

By Melody Carlson

Everybody does it–sneaks out of the house now and then. It’s harmless enough, right? Not this time. Cleo Neilson faces the chilling consequences of her actions. Now she has a secret and can’t tell anyone, and it’s breaking her heart. As Cleo fights through her grief and guilt, she learns about faith in God and forgiveness through him. As teenage girls read Cleo’s journey, they too will learn the value of having faith and receiving forgiveness as well as just how dangerous it really is to keep a secret.

About the series…Every teenage girl has a secret. And every teenage girl loves hearing someone else’s secret. But some secrets are big enough to detour, derail, or even destroy a young person’s life. Each of Melody Carlson’s SECRETS novels will propel readers into a world where promises are broken, life is not fair, and challenges can make or break them, while ultimately helping readers discover that solid faith, loyal friends, and a persistent spirit will see them through.

God’s Priorities for Today’s Woman

Discovering His Plan for You

By Lisa Hughes

Modern-day feminism and the decline of solid Bible teaching in churches have left many women confused or unaware of God’s high calling for their lives. Though the world changes, God’s priorities have not. In Titus 2:3-5, the apostle Paul reveals the value God places upon a woman’s character, her relationships, and her home. In God’s Priorities for Today’s Woman, popular Bible teacher Lisa Hughes explains and illustrates each priority that Paul describes, empowering Christian women to

  • grow in their understanding of God and of what He considers important
  • gain assurance they are living the life God desires them to live
  • be equipped to grow in each priority area
  • learn how to minister more effectively to other women

God’s Priorities for Today’s Woman will equip women of all ages to grow in godly living. Study questions effective for individual or small group use are included at the end of each chapter.

 

The 10 Best Decisions a Single Can Make

Embracing All God Has for You

by Bill & Pam Farrel

Bill and Pam Farrel, bestselling authors of Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti (more than 260,000 copies sold) and The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make, now lead single men and women through the ten most influential decisions they can make to embrace faith, fulfillment, and purpose.

With candor and humor, the Farrels present ten decisions that will help singles

  • live a full life instead of a “life on hold”
  • choose celibacy for the purpose of ultimate fulfillment
  • choose community and activity over isolation or self-focus
  • wake up to the significance of their life and the opportunities ahead
  • give their dreams, relationships, careers, and decisions to God

Biblical insights and life examples offer spiritual encouragement and practical guidance for those desiring a complete life as a single and as a person who is open to God’s plan for their future.

Bill & Pam Farrel are the cofounders and codirectors of Masterful Living, an organization that provides practical insights for personal relationships. The Farrels are also regular relationship columnists. As coauthors their books include Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti, The 10 Best Decisions Every Parent Can Make, and Red-Hot Monogamy.
Please visit www.farrelcommunications.com

What Are You Waiting For?

By Dannah Gresh

In What Are You Waiting For? Dannah follows the trail of one provocative, ancient word through the Bible to discover God’s deepest thoughts about sex. The mind-blowing truth she uncovers clearly points the way to a sexuality that’s satisfying and real and everything God designed it to be.

(Not one to shy away from edgy topics), Dannah candidly shares…

– straight talk about masturbation and pornography
– the ground-breaking science that explains the addictive power of romantic experiences
– honest answers about the lesbian question
– a clear plan for breaking free from sexual guilt
– the unexpected key to a lifetime of truly fulfilling intimacy

If you’re a young woman looking for honest answers about sex—and wondering why it’s such a big deal to God—you’ve come to the right place. In these pages you’ll discover a life-changing truth that no one ever talks about—a truth that will transform everything you think you know about sex, romance, and God.

So what are you waiting for? The answer is right inside.

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Faithbook of Jesus

By Renee Johnson

Today’s twentysomethings desire spirituality, truth, and authenticity. They are searching for hope and direction as they strive to own their faith in a faithless culture.

Faithbook of Jesus offers timeless insights into faith for those who desire to grow daily in their walk with God. Written for twentysomethings by a twentysomething, this book gives real encouragement while providing a direct connection to pop culture and online community.

With an honest voice, author Renee Johnson goes into relevant topics, such as body image, fear, balance, relationships, sexuality, and much more. The casual, conversational, time-efficient devotions are designed to make truth real.

Faithbook of Jesus is a devotional that will speak to the heart of any twentysomething today.

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Love Food and Live Well

By Chantel Hobbs

Go ahead. Get passionate about the food you eat.

You don’t have to hide it. You can love food and lose weight at the same time! The secret, which you’ll learn about in Love Food and Live Well, is to know when to have carrot cake and when it’s time for just a carrot.

For most dieters, food is the daunting factor that trips up our best intentions to lose weight and get fit. Let Chantel Hobbs teach you that food is not the enemy! It’s our attitudes toward it that defeat us. Losing weight does not require being deprived of the foods you love and being forced to eat boring, tasteless meals, and left feeling hungry most of the time. Turn food into your ally by following Chantel’s 80/20 rule: A full 20 percent of the time, splurge on the foods you love and incorporate them into celebrations and social occasions. The remaining 80 percent of the time, choose food on the basis of delivering maximum fuel for your body and ultimate health. Simply by having freedom in what you eat, you can train yourself in self discipline and achieve sustainable weight loss, being free from food anxiety.

Using personal inventories, original recipes, food plans, and new, detailed exercises for strength training and aerobic fitness, Chantel will inspire you to live well in every area of life. What are you waiting for? Start the pursuit of a life lived well and healthy: body, mind, and spirit.

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That’s My Teenage Son

How Moms Can Influence Their Boys to Become Good Men

By Rick Johnson

Is your son on his way to becoming a good man?

The teen years are a vital stage for your son. But these years can also make a mom feel like she has lost influence in her son’s life. How can you be sure you’re doing everything you can to help your son grow into a mature and responsible adult?

In That’s My Teenage Son, you will find the encouragement and wisdom you need to help your son become a man of character. Parenting expert Rick Johnson teaches you about

* the emotional life of your boy
* what changes are taking place in his body
* how to help him develop healthy sexuality
* what boys fear most
* what traits he needs to learn to grow into a good man
* how to communicate with him
* how to positively influence his spirituality

The teen years can be tumultuous. With the understanding gleaned from this insightful book, you can positively influence your son’s life–in a way that will last him a lifetime.

Rick Johnson is a bestselling author of That’s My Son; Better Dads, Stronger Sons; and Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half. He is the founder of Better Dads and is a sought-after speaker at many large parenting and marriage conferences across the United States and Canada. Rick, his wife, Suzanne, and their children live in Oregon. To find out more about Rick Johnson, visit www.betterdads.net