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The Good Album

By All Star United | E1 Entertainment

The Grammy-nominated rock band All Star United (ASU) has had to curtail their touring a bit recently because of lead man Ian Eskelin's demand as a writer/producer. But the group is still dedicated to making good, fun music. And their sixth project, The Good Album, proves it. read more

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God

By Eric Metaxas | Regal | hardcover | 224 pages | $19.99

In Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God: The Jesus Edition, Eric Metaxas approaches theology with a thoughtful and pastoral heart while communicating to readers with wit and solid practicality.

He guides readers through a series of conversations on many of the theological tenets the church holds about Christ, posing commonly asked questions about Him and then working through the answers step by step. read more
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Becca by the Book

By Laura Jensen Walker | Zondervan | softcover | 320 pages | $14.99

Becca Daniels enjoys all types of adventure—from dyeing her hair wild colors to skydiving. When a broken ankle grounds her, she doesn't take it well. Her book-club girlfriends, who are all Christians, don't make it easier on her when they tease Becca about her lack of commitment in relationships. Becca decides to prove them wrong and promises to date the next guy who asks her out for three months, or 25 outings. read more

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A Greater Yes

Pure Flix Entertainment | Starring Anne Underwood, Bradley Dorsey, Mike Norris | $19.95

Based on a true story, A Greater Yes demonstrates that even when God doesn't answer our prayers the way we expect, He has a plan beyond what we can imagine.

Texas teen Amy Newhouse had it all—a loving family and boyfriend, a passion for missions, popularity with the other students at Pampa High School. read more

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Make Your Weight-Loss Goals a Reality

Best-selling author Dr. Don Colbert says when it comes to losing weight, people fight against their own brain and body chemistry. This conflict prevents them from shedding the pounds and keeping them off.

In his new book, Dr. Colbert's "I Can Do This" Diet, he offers a lifestyle plan that works with the body and enables those who follow it to lose excess weight and keep it off. 

Colbert addresses all the factors that affect weight—emotions, behavior, mental state, diet, hormones, body chemicals and lifestyle. In addition, he offers an interactive survey at thecandodiet.com to help individuals identify what is preventing them from losing weight.

"As a medical doctor, I deal every day with getting results—verifiable results—that prove a patient is on his way to long-term health, not just fixing an immediate problem," Colbert explains. "And that is what this book is about." 

The Buzz offers an excerpt from Dr. Colbert's "I can Do This" Diet. (Click here to purchase this book.)

You Have a Choice

Dieting has a way of turning life into a roller-coaster ride. You lose weight only to gain it back—or you gain even more weight—and after a while it becomes difficult to find yet another reason why you should even bother. In more than 25 years of practicing medicine, I have met countless former dieters stuck in this self-defeating mental attitude, and it was sabotaging whatever hope they once had of losing weight. read more

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Becoming Lucy

By Martha Rogers | Realms | softcover | 304 pages | $10.99

In Becoming Lucy, the first installment of the Winds Across the Prairie series, Boston heiress Lucinda Bishop is shaken when a tragic carriage accident kills her parents. She moves to her aunt and uncle's ranch in Oklahoma Territory, where she struggles to face her grief and adjust to a primitive land. read more

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A Year of Blind Dates

By Megan Carson | Regal Books | softcover | 192 pages | $12.99

A Year of Blind Dates: A Single Girl's Search for 'the One' by debut author Megan Carson is a comical account of her own experience while searching for Mr. Right. Assisted by a dating service and friends who are all too willing to introduce her to potential mates, Carson embarks on a series of dates that change her in a way she never expects. read more

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90 Minutes in Heaven

By Don Piper and Cecil Murphy | Revell | $34.99

The best-seller 90 Minutes in Heaven chronicles Don Piper's experience of death, heaven and recovery. According to the book, Piper was driving home when he was involved in a traffic accident with a tractor-trailer. His car was crushed, and he died instantly, medical professionals said. As he lay lifeless, Piper was in heaven experiencing its glory, beauty and music. read more

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Antonio Meets His Match

Thomas Nelson | $14.99

Sometimes, following the biblical admonition to "love your neighbor as you love yourself" is hard to do—especially when your neighbor might be a bit different. Children will learn this important lesson on the latest episode of Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends. read more

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Kent Annan: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously

Kent Annan is the co-director of Haiti Partners, a nonprofit education ministry in Haiti. He has worked there since 2003, living in Haiti for several years and now traveling there from Florida where he lives with his wife and two children. They left their comfortable life in the United States to live where poverty is the norm and survival is not a guarantee. They knew God wanted them in Haiti, but that doesn't mean it was easy. In his new book, Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle, Annan shares his story of working and living in Haiti.

He recently answered questions and shared more about his book and experiences in Haiti. (Click here to purchase his book.)

Q: What made you decide to move to a volatile developing-world country, of all places?

Kent Annan: Before attending seminary at Princeton, I'd worked in Europe with a refugee ministry. And in the middle of the six years in Princeton, I spent six months in Albania and Kosovo. These experiences of helping people who had lost everything, some of whom I became friends with—it stuck with me, kept me uncomfortable and wanting to get back to that kind of work. read more

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