Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles. Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual. Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
The quiet forest shimmers green in the summer sunlight.
This is where Jo prays Mike will fall in love with her. It’s the perfect romantic venue. She also prays for a small adventure to change her dull life. Nothing too dangerous, though. But this particular place couldn’t be the worse choice for the hiking Jo and her friends have planned. It’s oddly void of life…except for one variety. When the sun goes down, Jo and her friends meet the creatures that rule these woods. Trapped by darkness, fighting for her existence, this one night changes the course of Jo’s life, and brings her a romance beyond imagination. Sunlight will take your breath away with a fast-paced tale of hidden identity, one girl’s faith, and the price of true love.
Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshipped through the centuries? In The Case for the Real Jesus, former award-winning legal editor Lee Strobel explores such hot-button questions as: • Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? • Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? • Do new insights and explanations finally disprove the resurrection? • Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? • Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology? Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict in The Case for the Real Jesus.
Matthew’s gospel focuses on the Kingship of Christ—that Jesus is Lord of Lords, the Messiah, the One promised by the prophets of old. While the Jews were looking for a political king to save them from Roman oppression, God sent them and the rest of the world a different type of Savior—One who would reconcile God’s people to himself, once and for all. Pastor, author, and Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe highlights significant cultural and historical aspects that arise in Matthew’s gospel to paint for readers a clearer picture of this glorious, unexpected, but all-satisfying King of Kings.
Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction. From bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann.