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A tale of love, courage, and God’s redemptive grace that reminds readers there is always hope.
Forty-six years ago Jake pledged his love to Sadie by carving their names into the Carving Tree. Now newly retired, Sadie is eager to take on life’s newest adventures with Jake by her side. But when the symbol of their enduring love begins to wither and Jake is diagnosed with a heart condition, Sadie’s dreams are put on hold.
Bitter towards God, Sadie is determined to nurse Jake and their beloved Carving Tree back to health on her own. Sadie’s luck takes a turn for the worse when she and Jake are threatened with a false lawsuit and Megan Thompson, an aspiring model, goes missing after leaving her young son in Sadie’s care. Overwhelmed with stress, medical bills, and Jake’s deteriorating health, Sadie’s notion of retired life is turning out to be quite different than she anticipated.
Miles away, Megan Thompson’s world is also shaken. When what she thought was an audition for a modeling gig turns out to be a hoax, Megan finds herself a victim of a human-trafficking ring. Terrified and far from home, Megan knows only one thing is certain: she must, against all odds, escape and return to her son.
Will Sadie be able to regain her footing and find peace with God, and will Megan ever escape and return to her young son? Both women’s courage and resilience are put to the test in Terry Bowman’s captivating novel, The Carving Tree.
Cammie Evans was a girl with a plan from the moment God called her to be a foreign missionary. After several years spent all over the world, though, she finds herself with a new assignment that leaves her questioning all that she once thought to be true about life, love, and calling. David Connor was always the weird kid in the youth group, never destined to live up to his father’s expectations. After several years of working to find his own significance in Christ and his calling as a foreign missionary, he finds himself asking hard questions about who he is and what God wants from him.
God’s heart is broken as His people look to other things for satisfaction, joy and peace. He is not willing to let them go. He relays His anguish through Hosea, the broken hearted prophet. In this prophetic book lies the core speaking of God to the Western world. Wrought with divine nostalgia, God calls His people to solitude with Him that He may whisper into their ears and be their deliverance and all satisfying lover. Though others cried, “injustice” Hosea cries, “You don’t love me anymore.”
The most critical conversations begin in your own head. A bestselling ebook on destroying Negative self talk and calming your inner critic. Covers topics like fear of speaking up, depression and anxiety, rejection, and even marriage and forgiveness. Talking to yourself is normal, but what you say to yourself makes all the difference. It’s a transforming life choice and you have the power to let your life speak peace, love, and abundance. If your inner chatter consists mainly of negative affirmations, you are headed down the slippery slope of low self esteem. God wants us to think good thoughts. Thoughts that reflect the way He sees us and how how He feels about us. He wants our self-talk and thoughts to be a reflection of His love. This self talk book will teach you to change your negative thinking and replace with life affirming words of faith.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be equipped with power from on high? To be filled with the Holy Spirit? You may see miracles beyond your imaginings. You may be given gifts of healing, or prophecy. There is no limit to what God may have for you. All you have to do is yield and receive. You may have questions:
*Who is the Holy Spirit?
*Are the supernatural gifts still operating today?
*What is it to be baptized with the Holy Spirit?
*Don’t all Christians have this power?
*How do I receive my spiritual gifts?
Whether you read this book on your own or with a group, dive into what the Bible really has to say about your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Discover what gifts await release in your life. Begin to move in the resurrection power of Jesus. Be used to the fullest not only for your own spiritual growth, but also for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
The slightest spark will ignite an explosion. The tinderbox of broken political and racial relations in France and Algeria provides plenty of kindling. And the growing friction, especially in Algeria, will soon combust. A tentative ceasefire offers little to cool the heat. And in the midst of the turmoil, Gabriella Madison guards the orphans in her care, while battling jealousy when Anne-Marie Duchemin, David’s former flame, arrives in Castelnau, France. As they protect the little ones in their care amid rising discomfort in the community with the multi-cultural orphanage, each wonders who David will choose.
Scriptures and Meditations on Faith and God’s promises. This is a short book designed to make you think and consider God’s word in one of its many facets. Hopefully you’ll see God’s word in a new way.
Study the life of the apostle Paul with this 30 day devotional. Spend five minutes a day with Paul and get a sense of his life, understand why he did what he did, and, most importantly, see Jesus Christ glorified in his life so that He may be ever more glorified in yours. From his conversion to his death, this book covers the important events in Paul’s life. It also looks at his principles, and how you can apply them to your life.
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Just in time for the release of Amazing Grace, the movie about the life of William Wilberforce. This edition of his classic book from 1797, Real Christianity, is paraphrased in modern language and made more accessible to contemporary readers. This is the book that helped abolish the slave trade in the United Kingdom and called Christians to live a more authentic life of faith more than two hundred years ago. The timeless truths it contains will speak to readers in fresh ways today. Christians who eschew cultural Christianity in favor of a real faith in Christ, will find the principles here thought-provoking and applicable. The social justice orientation will appeal to readers of Jim Wallis, Os Guinness, Charles Colson, Shane Claiborne, John Perkins, Bono, and Nancy Pearcey. Readers will also find the book is a good litmus test of the authenticity of their own faith.
They soon discover a mysterious message on Elvira’s answering machine. The message is from a man with possible NY mob ties. They fear that Elvira has put all of their lives in jeopardy after the mysterious man is found floating face down in the Savannah River.
Carlita’s fear turns to bone-chilling horror when she realizes the man’s killer isn’t after Elvira…he’s after her!
Armed with more clues and help from a friend, Carlita and Mercedes head out to nearby Tybee Island to continue their search at a historic fort with a rumored pirates past.
Will the Garlucci women find their missing tenant before the killer strikes again or will their “former family” and secret past finally be the death of all of them?
A young married woman torn between love & fear, trust & doubt and a desire for a second chance. Will she make the right choice? What happens when a California girl in the middle of a crisis meets a Montana guy? Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week, she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she’s ever been. Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he’s had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town’s citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart? Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, she runs straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life. See how Sara forever changes the lives of Trent as well as those around him.
Wars, rumors of wars, famine, earthquakes, international upheaval-Jesus said all of these things would precede His coming and the end of the age (Matt. 24:7-8). It sounds like Jesus was describing our own time, but was He really predicting the events that we see in the news every day? Dr. R.C. Sproul looks at Jesus’ prediction of the end to answer the important question: Are we living in the last days? Though the answer may surprise you, this booklet will help you understand how to interpret the prophecies of Jesus accurately even as we await His return to bring to completion His Father’s plan.
Breaking up with a toxic behavior or pattern of thought takes time, energy, and sometimes a little help. Kicking Perfect is a seven-day devotional with scripture references, reflection questions, and personal application questions to help you get started on your own journey of breaking up with perfect. Kicking perfect is filled with personable, relatable stories intended to point you to the word of God, where you find the truth you need to live your life for his glory and not your own. Perfection cripples and distracts us from becoming the truest reflection of who God intends for us to be and within these pages freedom introduces herself and invites you in.
Draw closer to God in just 2-minutes per day! Increase your faith with this series of short 2-minute devotions. They relate the scriptures to horsemanship, giving the reader and rider a new insight into God’s word. Even if you have no experience with horses whatsoever, you can glean amazing vision into the workings of God through your relationship with Him. If you’ve longed to spend time with both God and horses, this is the devotional for you!
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Colonel Rich Martino returns home from overseas to find everything has changed and nothing makes sense. His wife Rita has disappeared. His credit cards are invalid. A stranger is living in his house and he keeps running into people who are convinced he was killed in action months ago. Worst of all, his wealthy father has suffered a stroke. Psychologist Charlotte Phillips claims to be his comatose father’s legal guardian. Rich is determined to learn what has happened, gain control of his father’s money, and unmask Charlotte as the gold-digging schemer he’s certain she is. He is shocked to find his father’s crusty old attorney has been taken in by her along with everyone else. Can Rich straighten out the mess his life has become?
Mary Smith was never one to back down from a challenge. Her father’s health may be failing, but their dairy farm was her mother’s dream, and Mary will do whatever it takes to keep her father from selling it—even if it means sneaking off to the next town to earn money by playing the piano in a questionable establishment. No one seems to understand why home is so important to her, least of all her childhood nemesis who’s just wandered back into town.
When injured Texas Ranger Luke Thomas is forced to return to Pine Creek, Washington, he’s hailed as a hero and thrust into the town’s first race for sheriff. But no one knows the secret he carried to Texas, nor the secret he’s brought home. Setting his perfect aim on returning south, he refuses to get tied down by the town’s admiration, his brother’s disapproval, or the spirited, hardworking dairy girl who’s less annoying than he remembers.
But strange things are happening at the Smith dairy and in Pine Creek, and Luke’s instincts tell him Mary is in far more trouble than she realizes. One thing is certain: “home” is about to get more complicated for them both.
Full of wit and romantic tension, this Christian historical love story sets forth the true meaning of coming home.
The courtrooms of 1903 Los Angeles are a man’s world––until Kit Shannon arrives. With shoulders squared and dreams set high, Kit Shannon arrives in Los Angeles feeling a special calling to the law. Yet under the care of her socialite aunt, Kit quickly comes to realize that few understand her burning desire to seek justice and practice a profession known only to men. When her aunt adamantly refuses to support her unconventional career aspirations, Kit questions whether she is truly following God’s will. And when her growing love for a man pledged to another threatens scandal, Kit knows her days might be numbered in Los Angeles. A chance meeting with Earl Rogers, the city’s most prominent criminal lawyer, garners Kit an apprentice position. And work on a notorious murder case. Someone has been killing prostitutes in Los Angeles, but Kit is certain it is not Rogers’ client. Determined to find the truth, Kit runs full on into forces that want to stop her, forces that stretch all the way to the citadels of power in the City of Angels.
Dr. Letitia Morgan comes to Hartville, Colorado, in the late 1800s to follow her God-given calling to heal. Soon she becomes Hartville’s ministering angel, reaching out to the children of the town drunk, and skillfully touching all who need her. But not everyone warms to the lovely new physician and Letty ruffles plenty of feathers when she takes on Hartville’s thriving brothels. As she rescues first one then another young girl forced into the sordid trade, Letty becomes the target of some of the town’s most powerful people. Eric Wagner, Hartville’s newspaper editor, finds he got much more than he bargained for when he brought this female doctor to town. As Letty stirs more controversy with each passing day, he wonders if he can save the noble-minded doctor from herself.
You might think finding your calling is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be that way. What if there was a simpler, more practical approach to discovering what it is you’re meant to do in this world? Through personal experiences, biblical case studies and modern day examples, Andrew Gilmore gives you a step by step guide to uncovering how your unique passions, skills, and resources combine to allow you to live a life of fulfillment and excellence for the glory of God. In short: Under the Sun will show you how to live a life of purpose. Too many Christians are waiting for a burning bush or blinding light instead of proactively petitioning God. But waiting around eventually leads to apathy or angst. Stay in this funk for too long and you’ll find yourself disillusioned with life. And, if left unresolved, disillusionment leads to anger and hopelessness—a dangerous combination for both spiritual and physical health. But what if there’s a better way?
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Tragedy strikes Palmetto Deaf School—twice. With one student murdered and another missing, it’s up to homicide detective Catelyn Clark to find the killer—and probable kidnapper—”fast.” She’ll even work with her ex-boyfriend, FBI agent Joseph Santino, to solve the case…while keeping her distance. Relationships between cops never work; her parents taught her that. They also taught her that the only one she can rely on is herself. But when the killer starts targeting Catelyn, it’s only by opening her heart to faith—and love—that she can finally bring the silent fury to an end.
A train roars over the rails, carrying passengers on a trip that will change their lives. Among the many people aboard the 97 Silver Meteor are Andie Crystal, a lonely young woman hiding from her youth as a reality TV star; Matthew Scofield, a widower trying to manage his responsibilities to his two young children; and Janette Turlington, a middle-aged mother running from a situation that has destroyed the peace in her home and marriage. These three form a makeshift family on an Amtrak tour through the Southern seaboard, a journey that just might heal their wounded hearts and restore them to the people to whom they matter most . . .
She is laid back.
He is uptight.
Never the twain shall…kiss?
A deadline-driven workaholic assistant school principal who meticulously plans his schedule months in advance meets an easygoing art teacher and studio potter with no sense of time, living her life as the seasons come and go. When they cross paths again at the Summer by the Sea Day Camp sponsored by his church in Nassau, Bahamas, how can they get along if they cannot see eye to eye?
Are you an overcomer? Or, are you plagued by little sins that easily beset you? Even worse, are you failing in your Christian walk, but refuse to admit and address it? No Christian can afford to dismiss the call to be an overcomer. The earthly cost is minor; the eternal reward is beyond measure. Dwight L. Moody is a master at unearthing what ails us. He uses stories and humor to bring to light the essential principles of successful Christian living. Each aspect of overcoming is looked at from a practical and understandable angle. The solution Moody presents for our problems is not religion, rules, or other outward corrections. Instead, he takes us to the heart of the matter and prescribes biblical, God-given remedies for every Christian’s life. Get ready to embrace genuine victory for today, and joy for eternity.
After losing her father at a young age, Nicole Thomas has structured her life to avoid risks. She’s content running her antique store and caring for her grandmother and sister–at least that’s what she tells herself. If the secret desires of her heart go unmet… that’s just the way it has to be. Right? Oil & gas negotiator Andrew “Ace” Conners has always planned to be alone. He’ll do his duty and settle the affairs of his aunt and then get out of Reliance, Montana. But when his late aunt’s neighbor insists on finding treasures among the estate’s belongings, he can’t help falling for the dynamic, compassionate woman, even though he knows she’s not for him. When a man from Ace’s past appears seeking retribution, Ace and Nicole must face their biggest fears–together–or lose the love they both long for.
Hundreds of years before Christ’s birth, the people of Judah were in full rebellion. Influenced by the pagan culture surrounding them, the Israelites began to worship idols instead of the one true God. As their depravity grew and destruction loomed, a lone prophet was given an enormous task: call God’s people back to Him. The Wiersbe Bible Study Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series of commentaries, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups or individuals, this eight-week study examines events that led to the fall of Isreal, while exploring the heart and mission of a prophet who made a decision to stand for the Lord no matter what.
You can live for many years and sit through many sermons without ever really coming to an in-depth understanding of the parables of Jesus. If you want to serve and obey Jesus, you should endeavour to understand the fundamentals of these teachings of Jesus. In this, his twenty-seventh book, Matthew Robert Payne unpacks the parables for today and shows how you can live the life that Jesus promoted when he was on earth. This is the updated and expanded edition of the book he originally published in 2011.
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Gisa Jackson, a young widow, longs to conceive her husband’s child, and to do so, undergoes in vitro fertilization. Yet when she becomes pregnant, she’s targeted for the child she carries. Pursued, forced to trust a doctor accused of murder, she must find the strength and courage to resist evil. But is the evil from within or without? She lives a lie she believes, shadowed by a man who knows the truth. On the run, she finds no comfort except in the accused murderer’s arms. Gisa carries more secrets than the one growing inside her, secrets that may destroy both her and the child she carries.