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Forget Me Not

Vicki Hinze | Multnomah Books | softcover | 352 pages | $13.99

Forget Me Not is a riveting suspense novel that is intriguing from beginning to end. It is filled with drama, hidden agendas and a budding romance.

After his wife and son are murdered, Benjamin Brandt loses his faith and gives up on life. But when an amnesiac woman wearing a necklace resembling one his late wife wore walks into his crisis center, Ben sets out to solve a mystery. read more

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The Blind Side - Win a DVD!

Warner Home Video | Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, Quinton Aaron | Rated PG

Seems most people by now have seen The Blind Side or at least heard that Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy. But if you haven't, here's a recap.

The film tells the story of how a homeless African-American teen comes to live with a white, Christian family. When Leigh Anne Tuohy discovers that Michael Oher, a student at her children's school, doesn't have a place to stay, she takes him home. read more

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Marvin Sapp: 'Here I Am'


Marvin Sapp has a unique ability to reach people. He likes to say that God has called him to preach and he happens to sing. He is senior pastor of Lifehouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., and he continually reaches out to his community, but also ministers to people with his gospel music. His eighth album, Here I Am, has a crystal-clear message, he says.

"Our focus and our goal is to make sure people are encouraged and uplifted through our music. ... This particular CD ... pushes people to think differently, to look at things differently ... about who they are as individuals and ... about who they are as people in general, as the saints in the body of Christ."

Sapp also wants people to find solace through these songs. "His Hand's on You" reminds us that God is always with us no matter what situation we are facing. "Don't Count Me Out," Sapp says, is his testimony and was inspired by the life of David. read more

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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