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One in a Million

By Priscilla Shirer | B&H Books

Author and speaker Priscilla Shirer desires for Christian women to live beyond the point of just being saved and living a complacent Christian life. In One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land, she takes a deeper look at the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt into the land of milk and honey. She correlates their journey to the journeys many Christians take today. read more

Brenton Brown: Worship in the Midst of Tragedy

When Brenton Brown was in high school in Cape Town, South Africa, he started playing the guitar and "fell head over heels" in love with it. He continued to play during college and received a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. He moved to the United Kingdom and joined the Vineyard Church, where he led worship and has appeared on many Vineyard worship CDs.

But then he got sick and was eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. In the midst of learning how to cope with his condition, Brown was inspired in his songwriting. The songs on his new album, Adoration, reflect his growth during this season of difficulty.

But Brown and his wife, Jude, experienced an even bigger test of faith when their first baby, Grace, died in utero and had to be delivered stillborn. With devastated hearts they chose to trust the Lord and worship. The song "Adoration" was Brown's response.

The Buzz features Brown's own words describing his experience of worship in the midst of unbelievable pain and hardship. (Click here to purchase this album.)

Amazing God, You Can Bear the Weight of Every Heart

Sometimes it feels as if the burdens of this life are just too heavy to bear. Sometimes they weigh down on us so hard that the thought of anyone being able to carry them seems ludicrous. read more

The Saving One

By Starfield | Sparrow Records

Brothers Tim and Jon Neufeld with Dave Lalonde and James Johnston make up the modern-worship band Starfield. They continue to write for the church, and their new album, The Saving One, is a mix of modern-worship anthems and songs of personal confession. read more

Newworldson

By Newworldson | Inpop Records

Newworldson has had a season of success since their debut national release, Salvation Station, two years ago. The Canadian band has garnered numerous award nominations, including two Juno Awards for Gospel Album of the Year, and the band won two Roots Album of the Year awards for Best New Artist and Group of the Year. Their video Working Man claimed the No. 1 spot on the Gospel Music Channel. It's been a wild ride, and now the band is back offering ramped up, vamped up music and lyrics on their self-titled album. read more

Breathe Deep

By Guy Penrod | Servant Records/Gaither Music Group

Many people will recognize Guy Penrod as a former member of the Gaither Vocal Band. Now he offers his solo debut, Breathe Deep, with 13 country songs about faith and family.

"Breathe Deep touches on how fast our kids grow up, how soon our parents grow old, and how precious those moments in between are," Penrod says. read more

Renewal for the Wounded Warrior

By R. Loren Sandford | Chosen | softcover | 192 pages | $13.99

This book applies to anyone experiencing spiritual burnout. However, R. Loren Sandford's background and retelling of conflicts with elders, gossips and immature church members mean its leading appeal will be to pastors. Still, Renewal for the Wounded Warrior can benefit the entire body of Christ with its exploration of the three stages of burnout and the "dark night of the soul" that follows. read more

Pistachio

Big Idea | $14.99

Need help teaching your children how to listen? Big Idea is here to save the day—or simply offer another fun lesson-adventure with Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't. Drawing inspiration from the classic Pinocchio, the Veggies tell how the toymaker Gelato decided to carve a little boy out of wood. He was surprised when Pistachio could walk and talk and think! read more

Do You Trust God?

Fifteen years ago, in the book Honestly, Sheila Walsh shared her story of going from being a singer and television talk-show host to being a patient in a psychiatric ward struggling with deep depression. In her new book, Beautiful Things Happen When a Woman Trusts God, Walsh tells the rest of her journey. She has gone from living with stifling fear to living in liberating trust.

God has taught her what it really means to be in relationship with Him. "If you had asked me maybe even a year ago what was the greatest gift we could give God, I would have said, 'To love Him,'" she says. "But I think today I would say, 'To trust Him.'"

"Trusting Him is what love looks like. I think it's how we show Him how much we love Him by absolute trust."

Walsh wanted to understand what true trust looks like, so she began studying people in Scripture who had no idea how to trust but ultimately learned to trust God. She saw how their lives were transformed. read more

Beautiful Things

By Gungor | Brash Music

Gungor (formerly The Michael Gungor Band) offers alternative worship about the goodness, faithfulness and greatness of God on the new release Beautiful Things.

The title track is a ballad of faith declaring that Jesus can make the "dust" of our lives into something beautiful. The banjo-based highlight "You Have Me" declares that even in the silence God is "always faithful, always good." read more

Blood Done Sign My Name

Paladin | Starring Nate Parker, Rick Schroder, Michael Rooker, Lela Rochon, Omar Benson Miller | Rated PG-13

A film capturing the origins of civil rights resistance in a small North Carolina town is headed to the big screen.

Opening in select cities Friday, Blood Done Sign My Name, the latest offering by Fugitive and Die Hard writer-producer Jeb Stuart, centers around a little-known civil rights trial involving three white men accused of murdering a 23-year-old black man in 1970 Oxford, N.C. read more

Tithing

By Douglas LeBlanc | Thomas Nelson | hardcover | 176 pages | $17.99

As part of The Ancient Practices Series, Douglas LeBlanc's Tithing: Test Me in This explores responses to the text of Malachi 3:10. This seventh book in the eight-part series devoted to spiritual disciplines of the Christian church features a foreword by eminent religion editor and writer Phyllis Tickle. read more

Captured by Grace

By David Jeremiah | Worthy Media Inc. | $195

Author and pastor David Jeremiah asks, "What does grace look like when it steps off the pages of Scripture and onto the cracked sidewalks of life?" The new Captured by Grace seven-week Bible study is an in-depth look at what it means for grace to be applied to our everyday lives. read more

TobyMac's New Album 'Tonight'

TobyMac, best-selling and Grammy Award-winning artist, releases his fourth studio project CD, Tonight. The album single, "City on Our Knees," released last fall and has sold more than 130,000 copies, making it TobyMac's fastest charting and selling track of his career.

Once again, TobyMac invited special guests to collaborate with him. Skillet's John Cooper, Matthew Thiessen of Relient K and Nirva Ready are featured on this album. A special treat is hearing TobyMac's 10-year-old son, Truett, aka "TruDog," on "LoudNClear." Also available are bonus remixes and behind-the-scenes video.

TobyMac recently answered questions and shared his thoughts about his latest album. (Click here to purchase.) 

Q: What can you tell us about the new album?

A: To me making the record is an absolute labor of love from the songwriting process to the recording process. I get to shape songs while waiting for God to breathe into them. read more

For Those Who Wait

By Fireflight | Flicker Records

Fireflight's third album, For Those Who Wait, continues to offer their signature rocking, lyrically compelling songs. Lead singer Dawn Michele says this album was influenced by personal stories: "It's our lives, our hearts and our pain just poured out." read more

Furious Love

Wanderlust Productions | Opens Feb.14

In the documentary Finger of God, filmmaker Darren Wilson chased miracles. For his new documentary, Furious Love, he chased love. In his easygoing style, Wilson narrates the journey and courageously asks his own questions.

"God showed me that His love is not contingent on my belief in it," Wilson narrates. "It can shine brightest when there is no agenda attached to it." read more

Never Say Never

By Lisa Wingate | Bethany House Publishers | softcover | 352 pages | $14.99

Lisa Wingate's Never Say Never is a "deep in the heart of Texas" thrill ride. It begins with 71- year-old Donetta Brandford and her two best friends, Imagene and Lucy, who decide to take a cruise to break the monotony of their lives in small town Daily, Texas. Thinking that Hurricane Georgetta is going the opposite direction, they head to the port of call. read more

Thin Places

By Mary DeMuth | Zondervan | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99

In Thin Places: A Memoir, Mary DeMuth traces her life's influences, both positive and negative. The title refers to the times and places throughout her life when the everyday and the spiritual world seemed close enough for her to reach across and touch Jesus. read more

The Day That Changed Forever

By Tim Roehl | Regal | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99

They day Jesus was crucified undoubtedly was the most important day in history, and mankind was forever impacted. But Jim Roehl focuses on the mark that day left on specific people who became witnesses and participants as events unfolded.Roehl considers the possible thoughts of Pontius Pilate, the centurion, Barabbas, Annas, Peter and several others. read more

Insecurity, Leave Us Alone!

Beth Moore has written many books, but she says So Long, Insecurity is the closest she'll ever come to writing an autobiography. Moore's life, like those of so many women, has been challenged by insecurities. But no more! She believes there is a cure for insecurity, which she says has become an epidemic. Women do not have to allow insecurities, or "lies," to cause them to miss life. Moore presents the truth as a way to help women experience authentic security.

The Buzz features an excerpt from So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us. (Click here to purchase this book.)

Insecure Enough to Matter

We all have insecurities. They piggyback on the vulnerability inherent in our humanity. The question is whether or not our insecurities are substantial enough to hurt, limit, or even distract us from profound effectiveness or fulfillment of purpose. Are they cheating us of the powerful and abundant life Jesus flagrantly promised? Do they nip at our heels all the way from the driveway to the workplace? Scripture claims that believers in Christ are enormously gifted people. Are our insecurities snuffing the Spirit until our gifts, for all practical purposes, are largely unproductive or, at the very least, tentative? Maybe you can answer each of those questions with an honest no. The only reason I'm bothering to write a book instead of leading a small group, however, is because I believe if you can, you'd be in the vast minority. read more

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes

By Lisa McKay | David C. Cook | softcover | 208 pages | $12.99

Lisa McKay, a blogger writing her debut book, You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes ...and Other Great Advice From an Unlikely Preacher's Wife, didn't plan on becoming a pastor's wife. Her husband, Luke, worked in construction, and they were on the brink of divorce before he got saved. Then, when he was called to ministry, McKay wasn't too certain about this vocational change and especially not her new leadership role. read more

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