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Stovall Weems | WaterBrook Multnomah

Stovall Weems, pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla., issues a wake-up call for believers and shares how to end a season of dryness and walk afresh in relationship with God.

Weems encourages readers to fully surrender and learn a new way to pray and fast. The author doesn’t offer a life of rules and religion. He challenges us to strive for a deep, satisfying and motivating relationship with God.

“It’s time to wake up and put an end to spiritual sluggishness!” Weems declares. “I promise this year will be the best of your life if it is your best year spiritually.”

The 21-Day Plan included will help readers apply the principles discussed in Awakening.

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Beating Cancer

Dr. Francisco Contreras and Daniel Kennedy have dedicated their lives to fighting the emotional and physical effects of cancer. In Beating Cancer, they offer practical and empowering scientific information that will give you hope as they explain twenty specific things you can do to improve your chance of slowing, and even reversing, cancer’s progression in your body. 

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A Garden of Love

by Thomas B. Clarke

A delightful and compelling book – written with love using beautiful prose, flower photographs, Scriptures, and symbolism – that allows our senses to experience softness, gentleness, peace, and intimacy of Christian love. Expresses our deeper feelings by allowing the love of our Lord to flow over us – reveals God’s love and elicits a heartfelt response. Authored by the caretaker of a prayer garden.

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A Man's Heart

Lori Copeland | Zondervan

Life is throwing Jules Matias a lot of curveballs and they're coming at her all at once. Jules has had to break off her engagement to Cruz Delgado not once, but twice. She loves him, but she had good reason, or a good person—Pop—to make such a sacrifice. Now she must cope with Pop’s death and shoulder the tension with her sister, who wasn’t included in their father’s will. Jules’ chief concerns are caring for her father’s potato farm and restoring a relationship with her sister. But when her best friend dies from cancer, Jules is also left to keep her promise to care for her friend's two small children. With all these burdens to carry, Jules must rely on God for answers and strength.

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Common Prayer

Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoko | Zondervan

Not to be read alone, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals was not written alone either. Shane Claiborne, an activist who lives in a “new monastic” community in inner-city Philadelphia; Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a Baptist minister also in a monastic community; and Enuma Okoko, a woman who was formerly director for Duke Divinity School’s Center for Theological Writing, came together as a team to create this volume.

Seeing liturgy as a tool to bring unity across church divisions, the authors encourage every Christian, from the fiery Pentecostal to the disciplined Benedictine, to use this volume of songs, prayers, ideas and memories meant to be spoken aloud and shared in some kind of community.

The elements of the liturgy are organized so as to minimize page-turning, and the elements of the church calendar are explained for those unfamiliar. The guide also includes prayers for special occasions and a selection of songs ranging from the Doxology to Taize chants and African-American spirituals.

Appealing to the liturgy veteran as well as the novice, Common Prayer encourages active prayer and worship as believers join around the globe to regularly refocus their lives on God.

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Adventures in Daily Prayer

Bert Ghezzi | Brazos Press

In the well-named Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God's Love, Bert Ghezzi shares his experience in daily communication with God and encourages the reader to begin his or her own adventure of meaningful prayer.

Along with relating his personal experience, Ghezzi, a Catholic charismatic Christian, also offers the testimonies of Catholic saints and evangelical Christians as they developed their prayer life. At the end of each chapter, he encourages readers to think, pray and act, as they practice a more disciplined prayer time. He invites the reader to pray the Psalms and other Scriptures as well as their own individual prayers or to meet with a group for spontaneous prayer.

Adventures in Daily Prayer is a book to be experienced, not simply read. With topics such as praying in the Spirit and relying on God, it has the potential to lead to a richer, more rewarding prayer time for anyone seeking to draw near to God. It could also serve well as a study guide for prayer groups.

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Between a Rock and a Grace Place

Carol Kent | Zondervan

Best-selling author and speaker Carol Kent continues the story of her son Jason's life imprisonment and the emotional consequences to his family, in Between a Rock and a Grace Place: Divine Surprises in the Tight Spots of Life.

Kent reveals the hard truths she had to re-learn more than 10 years after Jason murdered his stepchildren's father in order to protect the children after all other avenues seemed lost. read more

A Love for Tomorrow

A Love for Tomorrow

Vanessa Miller | Whitaker House 

Talk-show host Serenity Williams’ fiancé can’t cope with her popularity and calls off their wedding. Serenity decides that all pastors are prideful and arrogant and determines to never fall for one again. But when she meets pastor Phillip McKnight, recently divorced, she sees a man humbled and broken. Serenity will need God’s help to be willing to open her heart to Phillip. read more

Beautiful Bandit

Beautiful Bandit

Loree Lough
Whitaker House 

Kate Wellington is a wanted woman. She led a bank heist in San Antonio that left three men dead. But Kate is innocent; a gang of robbers forced her participation. Now she’s not only running from the gang but also from the law. On her escape to Mexico, she meets rancher Josh Neville, who offers to escort her across the border. However, Kate’s injury forces them to detour to Josh’s ranch. He soon realizes he’s falling for her, even as he learns the truth. With Kate still in danger, will Josh risk his life for a woman he hardly knows?

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Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites ... and Other Lies You’ve Been Told

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites ... and Other Lies You’ve Been Told

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites ... and Other Lies You’ve Been Told
Bradley Wright
Bethany House

Despite media depictions of Christians as hypocritical bigots who are under siege by the public, sociologist Bradley Wright says neither is the case. Using a style comparable to the MythBusters TV show, Wright argues that many statistics spread about the world read more

Chris McClarney: God Is Our Defender

When as a boy you spend your formative years moving every couple of years to a new place and to a new church, while watching your Baptist preacher-father burning out in the ministry, seeds are planted in your heart.

For Chris McClarney those seeds—full of the potential for disillusionment and doubt—grew instead a garden of gracious gifts: the desire to serve others; eyes to see the deeper lessons in the hard knocks of life; a fundamental belief in the goodness and faithfulness of God; and the words to bring those realities together in song.

Now, with the release of Defender, McClarney delivers one of the most soulful modern-worship collections in recent years—a triumphant proclamation that God's sleeves are rolled up and He's working it all out for our good —even if we can't see it. read more

Angel Song

Sheila Walsh and Kathryn Cushman | Thomas Nelson

Annie Fletcher is proud of her sister Sarah and her upcoming graduation. But a night of celebrating new beginnings turns into tragedy as Sarah loses her life.

In the midst of loss, Annie finds herself hearing music and quickly realizes that no one else is hearing it. In her search to figure out what she is experiencing, she decides it is easily explained away by stress, but as time goes on, she's not so sure. read more

Courting Morrow Little

Courting Morrow Little



Courting Morrow Little
Laura Frantz

Much of Marrow Little’s family died in a Shawnee raid. Now this young woman is drawn to a forbidden love that both intrigues and terrifies her. Will she betray her family’s memory and follow her heart? Or  will she choose a man she doesn’t love? read more

A Shore Thing

A Shore Thing


A Shore Thing
Julie Carobini
B&H Books

Eco-friendly Callie Duflay is determined to stop a development project. She confronts the architect, Gage Mitchell, who is easygoing but not easily swayed. The two are actually perfect for each other—if they could just figure that out. 



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Chasing Lilacs

Chasing Lilacs
Carla Stewart

Tackling topics such as puberty, suicide and hope, this story centers on Sammie Tucker, a 12-year-old in a small Texas town. Her mother is deeply depressed, and Sammie worries about everything. The situation turns even darker when her mother suddenly commits suicide. Frightened and sad, Sammie wonders if she also may be mentally disturbed, but soon finds her hope comes from God, who can restore her to a good life. This is a page-turner, keeping readers hooked with realistic characters, descriptive scenery and fast-paced action.   


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Anatomy of the Soul

Anatomy of the Soul


Anatomy of the Sou
Curt Thompson
Tyndale House

Physician Curt Thompson says the more you know about the brain the more you can enrich your life and relationships, and increase your impact on others. He claims it’s possible, by combining new discoveries in neuroscience with Christian spirituality, to “rewire your mind”—thus altering your brain patterns and making you more like the person God intended. Using layman’s terms, he explores why he believes understanding the mind leads to spiritual healing. Fortunately, Thompson balances the heady knowledge of his study with practical exercises to help readers find healing in personal ways. read more


A Nation in Crisis

A Nation in Crisis
Chuck Bates and Larry Bates

The reality established in A Nation in Crisis is that the United States is in a real mess in the areas of money, politics and religion. Fortunately, after a short glimpse of how the nation got into its predicament, the authors don’t leave readers despondent, but offer hope with credible information on economic principles and how to achieve personal and family security, regardless of the dangers facing us.  read more



Travis Thrasher

Laila has a great life, but a crisis of faith leads her to become a call girl. In self-defense, she kills a client. Even though she was justified, she is wracked with guilt and doesn’t dare tell anyone her secret. But a stranger who knows and is following her. Laila doesn’t realize he’s a supernatural being. She must trust in God again for protection from the demons. But will she wait until it’s too late to cry out for salvation? read more


A Dream to Follow

A Dream to Follow
Lauraine Snelling
Bethany House

In 1893 America’s first immigrants achieved their dream of owning land. They worked hard to provide a heritage for their now-grown children. But the young people want their own destiny, and farming isn’t it. Thorliff Bjorklund has been writing since he was young and wants to study journalism in college. His father disagrees, and Thorliff is torn. He loves his father, but he longs to fulfill his own dreams. 




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A Nation in Crisis

A Nation in Crisis
Chuck Bates and Larry Bates

The reality established in A Nation in Crisis is that the United States is in a real mess in the areas of money, politics and religion. Fortunately, after a short glimpse of how the nation got into its predicament, the authors don’t leave readers despondent, but offer hope with credible information on economic principles and how to achieve personal and family security, regardless of the dangers facing us.  

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