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Burden of Proof

By Davis Bunn
Revell

Three weeks after his twenty-third birthday, Ethan missed the chance to save his brother’s life when he was murdered on the steps of the courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida. Ever since that fateful day, Ethan has sensed a deep disconnect between the man he should have been and the one he has become. His days play out a beat too slow, his mind replaying the scene of his failure again and again.

But when his brother’s widow appears, asking for his help in uncovering what was really behind his brother’s death, Ethan is stunned to hear that she and her late husband were involved in a much larger case than he knew–one that threatens the global power structure. As Ethan joins the search for answers, he will enter into his own past–and discover a means of redeeming his future.

Bestselling and award-winning author Davis Bunn invites you into a world of intrigue as a man held captive by his failure learns how to move forward with hope.

 

 

 

A Boy Like You

By Frank Murphy
Cherry Lake Publishing

2020 Nominee – Amelia Bloomer ListWinner of the 2019 Eureka! Gold AwardsWinner of Best of 2019 Kids Books – Future Classics CategoryThere’s more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.

 

Eyewitness: The Visual Bible Experience

By Jeff White
Group Publishing

You may have read the stories of Noah, Esther, or Mary a hundred times…but you’ve never read them like this. Introducing Eyewitness―a new personal Bible experience that helps you discover God in fresh and surprising ways.

A soul-stirring illustrated story Bible for adults and older teens.
Eyewitness captures the wonder and intimacy of the people of the Bible and their extraordinary encounters with God.

Vivid first-person narratives. Eyewitness presents 39 true-to-Scripture Bible stories that bring you face-to-face with the people in the Bible. As they tell their own firsthand accounts of encountering God, their experiences become more real. Bible truths become more relevant. And God’s love feels more vibrant and alive.

Captivating artwork. Every page features imaginative, full-color illustrations by 16 artists from around the world. It’s an illustrated approach to Bible storytelling that grabs you by the heart and kindles your spirit.

Ideal for both the seasoned believer and the spiritually curious.
It’s designed to make Bible stories more meaningful and relatable, no matter where you’re at in your spiritual journey.

See for yourself how Eyewitness can transform the way you view the Bible and God’s love.

Perfect for gift-giving at Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and anytime in between!

 

 

A Girl Like You

By Frank Murphy
Sleeping Bear Press

Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this book reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.

 

Reclaimed

By Andy Steiger & Sheri Hiebert
Zondervan

We live in an era of polarizing political and religious disagreement. Despite the lip service our society pays to tolerance, it’s becoming more and more difficult to look past our differences and to recognize our common humanity. The way that we treat each other is a direct result of how we see one another, and our culture is full of warning signs that we aren’t seeing each other correctly.

In Reclaimed, author and cultural critic Andy Steiger explores the trend toward dehumanization that underlies our fraught times. People on both sides of the political aisle and from all walks of life share a deep desire for better understanding, justice, and human dignity. Yet we’re uncertain how to achieve these aims. Steiger points to Jesus as the basis for rediscovering our common ground and our shared humanity.

In Jesus we find not only that humans are unique, valuable, and bearers of rights and responsibilities, but also that our dehumanizing tendencies–our worst inclinations toward inhumanity–can be redeemed and restored. Jesus enables us to be fully human, and it’s in him that we rediscover the kind of relationships and society for which so many people today are longing.

 

Menno Moto: A journey across the Americas in search of my Mennonite identity

By Cameraon Dueck
Biblioasis

On a motorcycle trip from Manitoba to southern Chile, Cameron Dueck seeks out isolated enclaves of Mennonites—and himself. 

“An engrossing account of an unusual adventure, beautifully written and full of much insight about the nature of identity in our ever-changing world, but also the constants that hold us together.”—Adam Shoalts, national best-seller author of Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada’s Arctic and A History of Canada in 10 Maps 

Across Latin America, from the plains of Mexico to the jungles of Paraguay, live a cloistered Germanic people. For nearly a century, they have kept their doors and their minds closed, separating their communities from a secular world they view as sinful. 

The story of their search for religious and social independence began generations ago in Europe and led them, in the late 1800s, to Canada, where they enjoyed the freedoms they sought under the protection of a nascent government. Yet in the 1920s, when the country many still consider their motherland began to take shape as a nation and their separatism came under scrutiny, groups of Mennonites left for the promises of Latin America: unbroken land and new guarantees of freedom to create autonomous, ethnically pure colonies. There they live as if time stands still—an isolation with dark consequences. 

In this memoir of an eight-month, 45,000 kilometre motorcycle journey across the Americas, Mennonite writer Cameron Dueck searches for common ground within his cultural diaspora. From skirmishes with secular neighbours over water rights in Mexico, to a mass-rape scandal in Bolivia, to the Green Hell of Paraguay and the wheat fields of Argentina, Dueck follows his ancestors south, finding reasons to both love and loathe his culture—and, in the process, finding himself.

 

Recommended by Mike and Melanie Easton from Christian Book and Music

The Harbinger II

The Harbinger II

By Jonathan Cahn
Frontline

New Release From 5-Time New York Times Best Selling Author Jonathan Cahn!

In 2012 Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide sensation with the release of his first book and massive best seller, The Harbinger. It has been hailed as “stunning,” “prophetic,” “mind-blowing,” and “astonishing.” Cahn followed it with his best sellers The Mystery of the Shemitah,The Book of Mysteries, The Paradigm, and The Oracle. But he has always held off on writing a sequel to The Harbinger, believing it was not yet the time. But now is the time.  With the release of The Harbinger II, Cahn will reveal what could not be revealed up until now, including the mysteries that couldn’t be put into The Harbinger―the mysteries and prophetic harbingers that have manifested since the book came out―and the mysteries of what is yet to come. The Harbinger II will take the mystery to new dimensions and heights of revelation. 

Questions have been asked since The Harbinger first came out, and they will finally be answered.

  • Has the revelation continued?
  • Has the mystery progressed to a more critical stage? 
  • Have more harbingers now manifested on American soil?
  • Is America closer now than ever before to judgment?
  • Could this explain what has been happening in recent days?
  • And what lies in store for the future? 

The Harbinger II will open up the mysteries of the Watchmen, the Half Moon, the Day of Tammuz, the Parchment in the Ruins, the Tree, the Inscription, the Image, the Eastern Gate, and much, much more. It will ultimately lead to mysteries concerning the future, which include the Window, the Island, the Other Mystery Ground, and the Prophecy.

As with The Harbinger, the revelations of The Harbinger II are completely real and manifesting in the events of our times. And as with the first book, the mysteries are revealed through a narrative. So, The Harbinger II will bring the return of Nouriel, Ana Goren, and the mysterious figure known as “the prophet.” The prophet will now take up the revelation where he left off and open mysteries as stunning and mind-blowing as in the first book.  

The mysteries will be opened up, as in the prophet’s first appearance, through the giving of ancient seals, but also in dreams and through a little girl as mysterious as the prophet. In The Harbinger II you will be taken on an epic journey from the shores of New England, to the steps of the Supreme Court, to the towering heights of a Manhattan skyscraper, to a boat on the Hudson River, even to the White House and the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. One thing is for certain: when you finish reading The Harbinger II, you will never see the world the same again.

 

Peace of Mind Bible Word Search: Old & New Testaments

Over 150 Large-Print Puzzles to Enjoy!

By Linda Peters

Complete answer key included Can you find all the fruits of the spirit in one puzzle? How many words from Psalm 23 will catch your eye? Clean, fun, and just challenging enough, this book is a perfect gift for the puzzler in your life.

Peace of Mind Bible Word Search combines brain-building fun with the powerful passages and teachings of the Bible. Thanks to large, boldface print, puzzle enthusiasts young and old can enrich their free time finding hidden words and phrases from beloved selections of scripture. From treasured Proverbs, to women of the Bible, to the Ten Commandments, to the life of Jesus, each themed word find is a chance for readers to strengthen and celebrate elements of faith while finding satisfaction in solving a puzzle. Keep your brain sharp, your eyes at ease, and your heart full of God’s Word!

Enjoy 150 word search puzzles based around Biblical themes

Highlights some of the most treasured passages and themes of the Bible

 

 

God’s Message for Each Day: Wisdom from the Word of God

By Eugene H. Peterson
Thomas Nelson

Few Christian writers today bring scriptural truth into everyday life like Eugene Peterson. As the creator of The Message series, the 20-million-selling translation of the Bible in contemporary idioms, Peterson has helped overly-familiar passages to be rediscovered in surprising newness. Now he brings some of his most thought-provoking meditations into a concise and captivating collection of daily devotions.

 

 

Before the Wrath DVD

A film by Brent Miller Jr.

Kevin Sorbo (Actor), Gemma Rizzuto (Actor), Brent Miller Jr (Director, Producer) 

Based on true discoveries from the time of Christ. While most people no longer believe that Jesus is coming back, researchers in the Middle East have discovered new evidence that proves the prophesied Rapture is not only real, but why it must soon come to pass. This shocking insight will reignite hope for believers and prepare the world for what’s coming. Narrated by Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead).

 

Where is God in a Coronavirus World?

By John Lennox
The Good Book Company

We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it?

In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian

inal days, let the Bible alone be the resource you turn to for answers.

David: Rise

By Mark A Buchanan

All anyone wants to hear about is the giant. For those who never knew the man, only his legend,it’s all they ever ask. Did he do this? Did he say that? Was he afraid? Was he beautiful?Do they think his life narrows down to this one thing,sums up in this single moment? Do they think running toward danger explains him? Clearly, they never knew him.So I will tell. But I will have to take you back there to make you understand.So begins Mark Buchanan’s trilogy of novels vividly recreating the life and times of David, a man of many contradictions – poet, killer, God-lover, adulterer, brigand, fugitive, war hero. It’s a tale told through many eyes, those who love David and those who don’t, in details both intimate and epic. Three thousand years after he lived, David: Rise reminds us why he still captures our imagination and rivets our attention.

 

Godmothers

By Lisa Bevere

In her most personal, powerful book yet, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere offers a catalytic, transformative vision for women of a different way to live–one that embraces the presence of a godmother–the older, wiser women you can go to and learn from, the strong women who partner with us through life. And everyone needs one! Drawing from her own life, biblical women, and the world of fairy tales, Lisa will show you how to transform what you have into what God wants you to have, push you forward during seasons of doubt, and love you enough to speak truth about God’s larger, expansive view of your life. Lisa’s candid, compassionate words are your best first step to living as a daughter of God, surrounded by strong relationships and confidence in your calling

 

 

God and the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection and its Aftermath

By N. T. Wright
Zondervan

Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus.

What are we supposed to think about the Coronavirus crisis?

Some people think they know: “This is a sign of the End,” they say. “It’s all predicted in the book of Revelation.”

Others disagree but are equally clear: “This is a call to repent. God is judging the world and through this disease he’s telling us to change.”

Some join in the chorus of blame and condemnation: “It’s the fault of the Chinese, the government, the World Health Organization…”

  1. T. Wright examines these reactions to the virus and finds them wanting. Instead, he shows that a careful reading of the Bible and Christian history offers simple though profound answers to our many questions, including:
  • What should be the Christian response?
  • How should we think about God?
  • How do we live in the present?
  • Why should we lament?
  • What should we learn about ourselves?
  • How do we recover?

Written by one of the world’s foremost New Testament scholars, God and the Pandemic will serve as your guide to read the events of today through the light of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

 

NLT Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition (leather like, Black/Onyx)

Tyndale House Publishers

Winner of the 2020 Christian Book Award for Bible of the Year!

Trusted & Treasured by Millions of Readers over 30 years, the Life Application® Study Bible Is Today’s #1–Selling Study Bible

Now it has been thoroughly updated and expanded, offering even more relevant insights for understanding and applying God’s Word to everyday life in today’s world.

Discover How You Can Apply the Bible to Your Life Today

With a fresh two-color interior design and meaningfully updated study notes and features, this Bible will help you understand God’s Word better than ever. It answers the real-life questions that you may have and provides you practical yet powerful ways to apply the Bible to your life every day.

Study the stories and teachings of the Bible with verse-by-verse commentary. Gain wisdom from people in the Bible by exploring their accomplishments and learning from their mistakes. Survey the big picture of each book through overviews, vital statistics, outlines, and timelines, and grasp difficult concepts using in-text maps, charts, and diagrams―all to help you do life God’s way, every day.

Features: (Enhanced, updated, and with new content added throughout)

  • Now more than 10,000 Life Application® notes and features
  • Over 100 Life Application® profiles of key Bible people
  • Introductions and overviews for each book of the Bible
  • More than 500 maps & charts placed for quick reference
  • Dictionary/concordance
  • Extensive side-column cross-reference system to facilitate deeper study
  • Life Application® index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles
  • Refreshed design with a second color for visual clarity
  • 16 pages of full-color maps
  • Quality Smyth-sewn binding―durable, made for frequent use, and lays flat when open
  • Presentation page
  • Single-column format
  • Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness
  • Full text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), combining the latest biblical scholarship with clear, natural English

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading While Black

African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

by Esau McCaulley
Intervarsity Press

Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. This ecclesial tradition is often disregarded or viewed with suspicion by much of the wider church and academy, but it has something vital to say.

Reading While Black is a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation. At a time in which some within the African American community are questioning the place of the Christian faith in the struggle for justice, New Testament scholar McCaulley argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing the urgent issues of our times. He advocates for a model of interpretation that involves an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, in which the particular questions coming out of Black communities are given pride of place and the Bible is given space to respond by affirming, challenging, and, at times, reshaping Black concerns. McCaulley demonstrates this model with studies on how Scripture speaks to topics often overlooked by white interpreters, such as ethnicity, political protest, policing, and slavery.

Ultimately McCaulley calls the church to a dynamic theological engagement with Scripture, in which Christians of diverse backgrounds dialogue with their own social location as well as the cultures of others. Reading While Black moves the conversation forward.

Letters to a Young Pastor

Timothy Conversations between Father and Son

By Eric E. Peterson
NavPress

Have you ever felt in over your head? When Eric Peterson became the pastor of a brand-new church, he quickly and wisely turned to his dad for guidance. Eugene Peterson, author of more than thirty books including his bestselling memoir The Pastor and his groundbreaking Bible The Message, here reflects on pastoral ministry in all its complexity―from relationships to administration to the sheer audacity of leading God’s people in a particular place. This is Eugene Peterson at his best―lifelong wisdom written with deep love.

As the reader, you will glimpse into the tender, witty, personal side of Eugene mentoring his own son. These intimate letters will be treasured by all who read, and applicable to church leaders around the globe.

Purchase individually or together with Letters to a Young Congregation as a memorable gift for a church leader or seminary graduate.

 

The Generosity

By Luci Shaw
Paraclete Press

“Rejoice, readers, as you receive the generosity of Luci Shaw’s 76 new grace-infused parable poems. Autobiography once more merges with theology as these poems illuminate in splendored natural detail  how the seasons of creation  parallel and explain the seasons of her  life as a poet. Again and again, these poems shower us with glorious epiphanies from the natural world as it reflects God’s generosity at work such as “spring’s impossible news of green.” These poems confirm that in poetry as in faith “ripeness is all.” Like Wordsworth, Luci is celebrated for being a highly gifted landscape poet whose works are rich in imagery from the physical world―meadows filled with seeds, flowers, and also poems which are like “shoots” in Luci’s writing life. Animals, too, great and small (beetles, cricket, and voles to bears and whales) play a major role in Luci’s poetics of creation; God is likened to a great bear who leaves paw tracks for us to follow. In their deep faith and vibrant colors and designs, the poems in Generosity might be considered Luci’s Book of Kells. We need to be like Luci’s father who carried her poems in his briefcase to show his friends.” ―Philip C. Kolin, Author, Reaching Forever: Poems; Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus), University of Southern Mississippi

Rhythms for Life

By Alastair Sterne
Intervarsity Press

Who are you becoming? And how will you get there? Spiritual transformation is not a one-size-fits-all journey. Each of us has a particular identity, gifts, values, roles, and purpose. Thus we each need distinct spiritual rhythms that are designed to help us live out that vocation and calling.

In this practical book Alastair Sterne shows how we can craft a life of more intentionality, becoming Christlike in ways that fit who we are. First we discover who God made us to be, in all our distinctiveness. Then we enter into spiritual practices that flow out of that particular sense of identity, with fourfold rhythms that point us upward to God, inward to self, withward in community, and outward in mission. Our vocation is our identity uniquely lived out before God, bringing our being and doing together. You can live a life that is more aligned with who you are meant to be. Discover spiritual rhythms that move at the pace of grace, and align you with your unique identity and calling in Christ.

Might from the Margins:
The Gospel’s Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice

By Dennis R. Edwards
Herald Press

God has empowered marginalized Christians to transform the church.

The power of the gospel is often most visible among those who have been the least respected, including racial or ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, women, and people who have been displaced from their homeland. Yet in many faith communities, these are the same people whose leadership gifts are least likely to be recognized. But the power of the gospel comes from God, not from other humans. This book is a passionate affirmation of the power already present among marginalized Christians and a call to recognize and embrace this power for the sake of helping the church become more like Christ.
Marginalized Christians are already changing the face of the church. Will we embrace their power to change the church’s heart?

 

Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges

By John Swinton
Eerdmans

People living with mental health challenges are not excluded from God’s love or even the fullness of life promised by Jesus. Unfortunately, this hope is often lost amid the well-meaning labels and medical treatments that dominate the world of mental health today. In Finding Jesus in the Storm, John Swinton makes the case for reclaiming that hope by changing the way we talk about mental health and remembering that, above all, people are people, regardless of how unconventionally they experience life. This means accepting the reality and ramifications of suffering while also affirming that there is more to humanity than cells and synapses.

Finding Jesus in the Storm is a call for the church to be an epicenter of compassion for those experiencing depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and related difficulties. Part of this compassion means breaking free of the assumptions that often accompany these diagnoses, allowing for the possibility that people living within unconventional states of mental health might experience God in unique ways that are real and perhaps even revelatory. In each chapter, Swinton gives voice to those experiencing the mental health challenges in question, so readers can see firsthand what God’s healing looks like in a variety of circumstances. The result is a book about people instead of symptoms, description instead of diagnosis, and lifegiving hope for everyone in the midst of the storm.

 

 

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