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Her Mother's Hope

By Francine Rivers | Tyndale House Publishers

Best-selling author Francine Rivers delivers another captivating novel with Her Mother's Hope, her first full-length work since 2003. Main character Marta, born and reared in Switzerland by a controlling father and a placid mother, rejects the poor and miserly life she sees ahead of her.Working her way up through jobs in various cities, she eventually meets her husband-to-be, Niclas. Terminally ambitious, the two move to California, where they raise their four children. read more

The Map

By David Murrow | Thomas Nelson

David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church, outlines a man's spiritual growth guide in The Map: The Way of All Great Men. The map is a metaphor for how Jesus' ministry is highlighted in the Gospel of Matthew.

The first third of the book recounts the international treasure-hunting intrigue that supposedly led Murrow to the figurative ?map.? The author then reveals the story is fiction, but mines it for examples and illustrations. read more

The Gospel According to Matthew

Nest Family Entertainment | Starring Bruce Marchiano

Bruce Marchiano portrayed Jesus in the 1995 film The Gospel According to Matthew. In the word-for-word account, he showed Jesus in a light that many viewers were not accustomed to. "This is a Jesus who smiles, laughs and rolls up His sleeves to work and play with those He loves," Marchiano said of his portrayal in a 1995 Charisma cover story. read more

Adie: 'Just You and Me'

Three years ago Adie released her debut album, Don't Wait. With her sophomore release, Just You and Me, she offers a collection of worshipful songs that she says is more "organic and raw."

"This year I'm truly learning what it is to seek the Lord with all my heart and sitting at His feet without things being a distraction to me, hence the title of the album, Just You and Me," Adie says. "I want to grow so much more and learn what it is to really worship Him in Spirit and truth."

Adie, who is married to singer Jeremy Camp, shares her thoughts on life, motherhood and her new album. (Click here to purchase Just You and Me.)

Q: How was recording Just You and Me different from your debut, Don't Wait?

A: It's been about three years since I recorded Don't Wait; I feel like I've grown so much since then. I think the Lord has settled my heart a ton but also given me lots of direction in my life. read more

Pieces of a Real Heart

By Sanctus Real | Sparrow Records

Many listeners have already connected with the single "Forgiven" from Sanctus Real's fifth album, Pieces of a Real Heart. The band streamed this song on their Web site and asked fans to share stories of forgiveness. Sanctus Real was surprised by the response as hundreds of people from around the world sent in their stories. read more

Everything Is Different Now

By Stellar Kart | INO Records

Stellar Kart changed things up a bit for their fourth album, Everything Is Different Now. They deliver the punk, pop-rock music they're known for, but this album is more worshipful. read more

That Was Then This Is Now

By Chasen | INO Records

Chasen trumpets the true essence of God's nature in their new release, That Was Then This Is Now, out today. The CD is replete with themes of love, redemption, grace and compassion that are designed to draw listeners into authentic worship. read more

Catalyst Music Project

By Catalyst | INO Records

If there ever was an album for the body of Christ it's the Catalyst Music Project. Catalyst, a leadership organization, set up a songwriting contest and more than 300 worship leaders submitted 750 songs, representing more than 500 churches. The album features 12 of the contest songs from contributors such as Rod Attaway, Scotty Willbanks, Jeremiah Jones, Phil Wickham, Laura Story, Heather Williams, Fee and many others. read more

Passion: Awakening

By Passion | sixsteprecords

Releasing today, Passion: Awakening from sixsteprecords features leading worship artists Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Hillsong United, David Crowder Band and others on a dozen tracks of emotion-charged anthems recorded live. Eight of the songs are new, first-time releases. read more

Alice in Wonderland

Walt Disney Pictures | Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry | Rated PG

Sometimes a filmmaker finds the perfect story to match his or her particular talents, and I can't think of a better match in recent memory than Tim Burton making Alice in Wonderland.

Lewis Carroll's two Wonderland novels combined an imaginative, fantastic children's world with a somewhat creepy undertone of insanity, and Burton is known for his visually stunning style that combines creativity and creepiness. read more

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