Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm—what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage.
Captivating characters, suspenseful story lines, and thought-provoking themes—bestselling author, Rosemary Hines crafts gripping and at times poignant tales of the challenges Christians face in contemporary culture. Known for her realistic portrayal of life and her sensitivity in tackling tough topics, her novels examine the prevalence of New Age beliefs and practices in today’s world, the tragedy of suicide that touches families of all walks of life, the broken system of foster care, the need for dedicated teachers to reach out to troubled students, and the heartache of infertility as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Never preachy but always leading the reader to a message of hope and redemption, Rosemary is a committed follower of Christ. The novels of the Sandy Cove series—Out of a Dream, Through the Tears, and Into Magnolia convey profound Christian messages that touch hearts of believers and non-believers alike. Refreshingly honest and true to life, the characters resonate with readers and become their friends, and the story lines transition seamlessly from one novel to the next.
Out of a Dream quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you’ve met them all before. This novel resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth.”
—Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids
The spring of ’53 started out like any other for sports columnist Jack Hall, as he and the rest of his small southern town, Whitney, eagerly awaited the magical first pitch that would open the Bobcat’s season. But when ticket sales wane with the new distractions of air conditioning and I Love Lucy, the Bobcats face an early end not only to the season but to their careers as well. The team needs a white knight to save them and ironically, that white knight seems to be a 17 year old “colored kid”, Percy Jackson, who’s got a .364 batting average and has never seen a grounder he couldn’t chase down.Not everyone—not even most people—though can wrap their heads around an integrated baseball field, even if they have seen them on TV. This is Whitney. Things don’t change and they don’t need to change. Do they?Hearts, minds, faith and tradition will be tested as will friendships and marriages when this sleepy southern town comes to grips with itself amid the early years of the Civil Rights Movement.
For over 30 years trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur, Jr. has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now David C Cook is offering the very best of John MacArthur Jr.’s Christian living titles in a repackaged and revised format. Based on the timeless originals, these new editions feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection, all centered on topics and issues that matter most to believers.We all know that spending time with God is essential to an intimate, growing relationship with Him. Yet many of us struggle to make prayer a consistent, dedicated part of our daily lives. Alone with God offers powerful encouragement for anyone longing for a deeper, richer time of prayer. Here John MacArthur turns to the perfect mentor on prayer, Jesus Christ, as he explores the profound insights found in the Lord’s Prayer.
Reternity is the tale of Max, the esteemed (and only) child of Reverend and Mrs. Maxwell, a simple but hardworking family in the American Midwest who love their son. Their hearts, however, are heavy with trepidation as he embarks on the next chapter of his life: university, and worry about the effects of such a liberal environment on his Christian values. Their fears deepen as he cultivates his academic abilities outside of his planned seminary by enrolling in the campus-renowned class of Professor Nowak, a science teacher who proffers each semester the Near Impossible Assignment to anyone willing and brave enough to accept the challenge, for bonus points of course. Ready to put his intellect on the line, Max thrusts himself right into the scientific puzzle, and he serendipitously discovers something that even bemuses the professor himself, an invention that could change the world. But can Max push forth with his scientific investigation without alienating those he loves or compromising his Christian values? The professor and Max both embark on a quest whose destination no one around them could possibly have seen coming…
When Mark and Nancy Sheppard began missionary service in Liberia, Nancy had no idea what God would ask of her. Their idyllic first term was followed by the Liberian Civil War and a nightmarish year working among Liberian refugees in the Ivory Coast. Conditions were difficult, expectations overwhelming and the tensions of the war at their doorstep. Fear, self-pity, resentment and depression haunted her. God used Nancy’s difficult decision to follow her husband’s leadership and remain in refugee work to begin an amazing spiritual journeyone that led to a clearer understanding of biblical womanhood as well as a deeper relationship with the Lord and with her husband.
The book chronicles Nancy’s journey to true peace in the midst of very difficult circumstances. As God teaches her about genuine service, submission, sincere prayer, reverence and humility, she is totally and completely transformed. The scenarios are unique to Nancy, but every seeking Christian can fully identify with the spiritual lessons.
A unique reading experience, this interactive eBook contains many full color pictures as well as links to pertinent YouTube videos. This Kindle edition of “Confessions of a Transformed Heart” will not disappoint!
When the author, a struggling pastor’s wife, believes God has warned her of a loved one’s death, she must learn to follow God’s whisper down an agonizing path. But God’s plan would become clear and her grief would turn to joy when she crosses paths with someone from her past.
At some point, the trials of life will bring us to a place of believing that we’re at “The End.” It is in our pain and desperation that we call out to a God who seems so distant. Our questions are endless. But what we find is that for all the questions we have for God . . . He has questions for us too.
“Beginning at The End” will take you on a profound journey through the Biblical book of Job. You will discover that its message goes much deeper than what appears on the surface . . . and so does your life. You will find that when you come to “The End,” it is really just the “Beginning,” when you encounter the Almighty God who offers forgiveness for the past, faith for the future and grace for the present moment.
“Cherie Hill has a heart for the brokenhearted. With true compassion she communicates God’s personal and infinite love for all who suffer and search for meaning. I highly recommend this book.”
-Father Jonathan Morris, author of “The Promise,” theological advisor in “The Passion of the Christ,” and FOX News Analyst.
*BONUS FEATURE: 1st Chapter of “Be Still” (Let Jesus Calm Your Storms)
Unfortunately, the world is full of screwed-up people. But the good news, says Elizabeth Brown, is that your world no longer has to revolve around them. With brilliant insights and a keen sense of humor, this trusted author and sought-after speaker shows readers how to: • stop the power of whatever is eating them alive • productively respond when confronted • remain poised and in control when everyone around them loses it • win fairly in unfair battles • let go of what has been, or what they wish would be, and live triumphantly now Dozens of real-life success stories, brief diagnostic tests, and practical tools are included to help readers assess their own situations and gain confidence to change self-defeating behaviors. This popular word-of-mouth bestseller now has an updated look.
A Rallying Cry for Men to Embrace a Larger Vision of Christian PurposeVance Brown believes that men today are “discouraged, exhausted, and question their worth,” and many fall by the wayside. He faced that challenge years ago but was surrounded by friends who said, “Have courage. God needs you, here, now…this day.” Vance heeded the call and as a result has called other men to join Christ’s Band of Brothers who follow Him no matter the cost. Here is a battle plan for men who are ready to do something extraordinary with their lives and heed God’s call.