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A collection of festive stories of Christmas love by three romance authors that are sure to warm your heart this holiday season. Join these characters on their quests for love—or to avoid it.
When a winter storm blows Lulu Davis into town, staid and dependable Elliott Robinson doesn’t know what hit him.
Amy McKenzie wants nothing more than to go home for Christmas with a handsome serviceman as her new boyfriend but things don’t work out exactly as planned.
Handsome and rich Blake Parker is looking for an estate to purchase and when Chelsea stands in for the real estate agent she gets more than she bargained for.
Jenny was determined to avoid men until Brent came along.
With the Christmas shopping season looming, Caroline’s only gift store assistant needs emergency surgery. Who would have expected a dreamy UPS driver to come to her rescue?
Sarah Langley likes to plan parties but when her uptight boss insists she keep things simple, her job, and her love life are on the line.
Leaning a little too far off the top of a stepladder lands artist Laura Dunsmore in more trouble than she ever dreamed.
She never expected to find herself homeless with a toddler but when the centre’s director turns his gaze her way, everything is about to change.
Agreeing to feed her brother’s cattle on the ranch brings unexpected surprises when a blizzard blows in.
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Writing from insights she has gained, not only through her own valleys of deep hurt but also from years of study and counseling others through their pain, Kay Arthur points the way toward genuine healing. With candor, grace, and vulnerability, she invites you to join her on a journey toward wholeness as you exchange your fears and frustrations, hurts and disappointments for a hope that will never disappoint.
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Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like “judgment,” “faith,” “dogma,” “salvation,” “sinner”—even “Christ”—formed what she called her “scary vocabulary,” words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace. Blending history, theology, storytelling, etymology, and memoir, Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection, and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion. She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life—and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.
As a pastor and chaplain at a cancer treatment facility, Dr. Michael S. Barry has spent hours with cancer patients listening to their stories, reflecting with them on their disease, and helping them better understand the role their faith can play at this critical time. And frequently, he has sat beside them as they wrestle with tough questions that have no easy answers. Now Dr. Barry shares the answers that have come to his heart through his ministry to men, women, and young people engaged in the battle of their lives. These answers will re-engage your faith, re-energize your mind and body, and revitalize your hope. These answers will truly give you A Reason for Hope.
In Genesis 3:1 the serpent asked the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” What has God really said? Before we can obey Him, we must know what He has said. The Psalmist prayed twice in his affliction, “Give me life through Your word” (Ps 119:25, 107). When Jesus was afflicted by the Devil in the wilderness (Mt 4:1-11), He defended Himself with the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17) – God’s Word. But Christians must know what God has said if we are to find strength and healing from affliction and defense against the Devil. Bible translation is not a casual enterprise because it involves bringing the life-saving Word of God to people in their own language. And selecting a Bible translation is not on the order of picking out a sweater. It’s more like picking a doctor – someone you can trust. This book is about how Bible translation is done. And it commends a particular translation – the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) – as a trustworthy guide to what God has really said.