Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Releases 02/26/2014


Daniel Plan Cookbook [Hardcover]

Daniel Plan Cookbook [Hardcover]Easy, Delicious recipes to help you ENJOY HEALTHY EATING FOR LIFE Based on The Daniel Plan book, The Daniel Plan Cookbook: 40 Days to a Healthier Life is a beautiful four-color cookbook filled with more than 100 delicious, Daniel Plan-approved recipes that offer an abundance of options to bring healthy cooking into your kitchen. No boring drinks or bland entrees here. Get ready to enjoy appetizing, inviting, clean, simple meals to share in community with your friends and family. Healthy cooking can be easy and delicious, and The Daniel Plan Cookbook is the mouth-watering companion to The Daniel Plan book and The Daniel Plan Journal to help transform your health in the most head-turning way imaginably---from the inside out.



Flesh [Paperback]

Flesh [Paperback]Christ's Body, Human "Flesh" If we're honest, no one really cares about theology unless it reveals a gut-level view of God's presence. According to pastor and ministry leader Hugh Halter, only the incarnational power of Jesus satisfies what we truly crave, and once we taste it, we're never the same. God understands how hard it is to be human, and the incarnation--God with us--enables us to be fully alive. With refreshing, raw candor, "Flesh" reveals the faith we all long to experience--one based on the power of Christ in the daily grind of work, home, school, and life. For anyone burned out, disenchanted, or seeking a fresh honest-to-God encounter, "Flesh" will invigorate your faith.






Life After Grief [Paperback]Life After Grief [Paperback]

Rebecca Bauer recounts her journey through loss and grief and the choices and lessons she faced. Grief can be an incapacitating emotion, and on that road it is easy to forget that we still have a choice in our process, one that is offered by Jesus. He invites us to: Step into the light Choose the way of life in the face of death Begin to rebuild on faith Embrace Him at every step Define life by His truth Everyone faces loss, but loss was never intended to define us or our futures. Even Jesus faced loss, so He understands this journey; and while life will never be the same again, we serve a God who has the immense, life-begetting, never-ending, creative, restoring ability to make life good again. Hold tightly to His hand and He will walk you forward.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Releases 2/18/2014


Thrive (Feb) [Paperback]

In Thrive, the newest book by Mark Hall, the lead singer for the popular group Casting Crowns reminds us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus. With powerful and relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith.
Thrive (Feb) [Paperback]Taking the Next Step in Your Faith Life to GROW DEEP AND STRONG The only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him. But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God. In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus. In part 1, Digging Deep, Hall demonstrates how to truly engage with the Word and a community of faith, worshiping and pursuing God wholeheartedly as our hearts and minds are transformed. In part 2, Reaching Out, we see the fruits of our engagement with the Word and the community, the grateful giving back of service and love. Using relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith and see their life grow deep and strong.



Heaven Is For Real: Movie Edition [Paperback]

Heaven Is For Real: Movie Edition [Paperback]By Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent (Contributor)
This #1 "New York Times" bestseller gets a limited-edition version with movie art and a new introduction and updated epilogue from the authors.
"Heaven Is for Real" is the true story of the four-year-old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who, during emergency surgery, slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe, but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather, who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
Told by the father but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready because a last battle is coming.
This special movie edition that will be available in time for the 4/16/14 premiere of the movie will include bonus material written by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent such as a new introduction on how the movie came about and insights into the movie making experience. In addition, the eight pages of photos will expand to sixteen pages and include recent photos from the life of the family and the filming.




Son Of God [Paperback]

Son Of God [Paperback]The book "Son of God" is a tie-in with the major motion picture of the same title, slated for wide theatrical release (through 20th-Century Fox) on February 28, 2014. Like the movie, the book possesses an epic scope, providing a panoramic picture of first-century Judea as it recounts the events and reveals the meaning of Jesus's life, death, and resurrection. 
Though based on New Testament accounts, including the four Gospels as well as the book of Acts, "Son of God" reads like a contemporary novel, delving deeply into the character of Jesus and the personalities and motives all of those who surround him, both his followers and his enemies. Even minor Gospel characters (Mary Magdelene, the servant Malchus, the Jewish elder Nicodemus) come vividly to life in the book, and its portrayal of the political machinations behind Jesus's trial and death-the contest for power between the Roman governor Pontius Pilate and the high priest Caiaphas-is especially engaging. 
Beyond depicting the historical milieu in which Jesus lived, "Son of God" deftly explains the customs and culture of the Jewish people and the Roman officials and soldiers who oppress them, enhancing readers' understanding of the biblical record. In its final part, the book extends the Christian story past Jesus's resurrection to show how Jesus's followers, impassioned by their faith, began spreading his message of salvation throughout the wider world. Grittily realistic, "Son of God" pulls no punches in conveying the harsh realities of Jesus's era. But it is also inspirational, showing how Jesus transformed the lives of the humble and the powerful alike-and conveying Jesus's message of comfort and hope to present-day readers.



Seeking Allah Finding Jesus (Feb) [Paperback]

Seeking Allah  Finding Jesus (Feb) [Paperback]In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, former devout Muslim Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with the friendships, investigations, and dreams and visions he encountered along the way. Many Westerners are confused about Islam, somewhat fearful of Muslims, or simply uninformed about the relationship between the Islamic and Christian faiths. In turn, many Muslims are hindered by cultural, intellectual, and theological barriers from understanding, or even rightly hearing, the gospel of Jesus Christ. Throughout his story Qureshi provides a compassionate yet powerful apologetic for Christianity over Islam, with an emphasis on relationships and love. Appendices by popular scholars and experts provide further information for Muslims to consider and for Christians to reference in spiritual discussions with Muslim friends. Engaging as a story and useful as an apologetic resource, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus introduces readers to a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man's heart and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.


Grace UnpluggedGrace Unplugged

Grace Unplugged is an inspirational movie starring Amanda "AJ" Michalka as 18-year-old Christian singer/songwriter, Grace Rose Trey. Beautiful, highly talented and restless, Grace is undiscovered outside church, where she performs each Sunday with her gifted father, Johnny. A former rock star, Johnny Trey charted a Billboard number one single 20 years ago. When the hits stopped coming, he crash-landed hard before finding Christ and starting a new life for his family, far from the Hollywood Hills.

One day without warning, Grace leaves for Los Angeles. She has landed a record deal with the help of Johnny's ruthless former manager and producer, "Mossy" Mostin. Mossy sees in Grace a potential pop superstar. Cutting off contact with her parents, Grace seems prepared to walk away from her Christian faith and music to achieve her long suppressed fantasy of Hollywood super stardom. Will the experience cause her to reject her faith, or rediscover it?



Come Into My Heart Lord Jesus [Hardcover]

Come Into My Heart Lord Jesus [Hardcover]

By Stormie Omartian & Shari Warren (Illustrator)
Beloved writer Stormie Omartian gently explains to her young readers that God loves them at all times and that each one of their prayers is meaningful and precious. Through Shari Warren's cheerful artwork and Stormie's wise words, children learn that God is always listening and ready to help.
Stormie shares what it means to pray the best prayer of all--asking Jesus to come into your heart. As children learn about the great gift of salvation and the wonder of living forever with God, they are assured that, as one of God's special kids, Jesus is always beside them--and they'll be inspired to reach out to others and tell them how awesome it is to be a child of God.
Select text is adapted from The Prayer That Makes God Smile by Stormie Omartian.



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW Releases 02/11/2014

Glory
By: Kutless
An audio feast of uplifting and upbeat songs, Kutless's powerful worship album will revitalize your spirit and draw you closer to Christ! Includes "Revelation," "In Jesus' Name," "You Alone," "Never Too Late," "All to You," "We Lift You Up," "We Will Worship," "Rest," "Restore Me," "God Rest My Soul," "Always," and "In the City."

Glory   -     By: Kutless
2014 release from the Christian Rock band. With over 1.7 million units in career sales, a RIAA Gold Certified album (Strong Tower), and a RIAA Gold Certified Longform Video (Live From Portland), Kutless continues their streak in making big impacts in the last several years. Kutless was also named the #7 Billboard Christian Artist of the Year, and It Is Well was the #10 Billboard Christian album of the Year. 2012's Believer continued the success Kutless found with It Is Well; Believer has scanned over 100k units since its release.





Mission Drift : The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders Charities And Churches [Hardcover]

By Peter GreerChris Horst & Andy Crouch (Foreward By)
CEO of International Nonprofit Shows Organizations How to Stay True to Their Calling As Christian organizations grow, the gospel often becomes cursory, expendable, or even forgotten. Again and again, leaders have watched their ministries, businesses, and nonprofits professionalize, expand, and lose sight of their original goals. Even churches can stray from their calling. Mission Drift provides the tools leaders need to keep their organizations "mission true" or get back on track. Supported by research and filled with compelling anecdotes, Mission Drift identifies organizations that exhibit intentional, long-term commitment to Christ in contrast to those that have wandered away from their core beliefs. All leaders will face mission drift at some point. Peter Greer and Chris Horst show readers how to leave an enduring Christian legacy rather than drifting off course.
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/peter-greer/mission-drift-the-unspoken-crisis-facing-leaders/5940237.html





Crash The Chatterbox (Mar) [Hardcover]

By Furtick Steven (Author)
Biblical solutions for replacing negative internal chatter with empowering truths. Building on his earlier transformational message of living with audacious faith, best-selling author Steven Furtick tackles the near-universal experience of negative internal "chatter." He focuses on four key areas where the consequences of these messages can be most debilitating: discouragement, fear, insecurity, and condemnation. More practical but just as motivating as his previous books, Crash the Chatterbox will appeal to the broad range of readers-young and old, women and men-who look to the Bible for help when life seems overwhelming. With personal story, memorable teaching, and inspiring examples, Furtick shows readers how to silence the lies, embracing instead the true, freeing, and empowering affirmations that come from God.




Saved but Still Enslaved: Breaking Free from Strongholds  -     By: Bobby Davis

Saved But Still Enslaved [Paperback]


With compassion, personal experience and raw honesty, Pastor Bobby Davis leads readers through seven common struggles, or strongholds, holding Christians back. He demonstrates how to experience victory and freedom instead of just hearing about it in church.

Bobby offers real answers to real problems that keep believers enslaved every day, uncovering hidden strongholds--including un-forgiveness, insecurity, addiction and fear--and offering a way out.

If you're tired of feeling defeated, this book is for you.
There's hope. Christianity isn't just about future freedom in heaven; it's about entering your promised land and embracing the power of God now. 
You can accept this freedom, overcome your strongholds and fulfill God's perfect plan for your life.




Loveology [Hardcover]Loveology [Hardcover]

In the beginning, he created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we've been
 trying to figure out what to do next. Loveology is just that -- a theology of love. 
Marriage, sexuality, romance, what we call 'dating', masculinity, femininity -- it 
was all God's idea. The scriptures are chock-full of His thoughts on love. He should
 know. He created it. Not just 'love' in the generic sense, but the whole thing from
 start to finish. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story,
 popular pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in 
male/female relationships -- what God intended in the Garden. And about what is
 wrong -- about fallout in a post-Genesis 3 world, east of Eden. Comer starts off 
with Jesus in Matthew 19 speaking on divorce, and points out that, statistically, the odds of a marriage making 
it past a few years are 50/50. From there we follow Jesus back to Genesis to learn where we got off track, and 
set the stage for the rest of the book. Loveology begins at marriage (the ending) and works backward. Each
 topic breaks down into a chapter: marriage, love, sexuality, romance and dating, singleness, masculinity, and 
femininity, ending with an in depth Q + A, answering straightforward, honest questions on everything from how
 to ask a girl on a date to how to think about homosexuality. This is the book for people inside and outside the 
church who want to learn what the Bible says about sex. Who are tired of Hollywood's message (sex is God),
 and the church's message (sex is sin), and know there has to be an 'Option C'. Who want to ask the why
 questions, and get intelligent, biblical, grace-and-truth answers.



Ill Be Praying For You [Paperback]

Product Details
In heart-wrenching situations, one phrase can give the grieving a little divine comfort: ?I?ll be praying for you.??
At some point, everyone enters seasons of difficulty. Often, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to
 comfort struggling friends and family without sounding trite.?Filled with scripture and inspirational quotes,?I?ll
 Be Praying for You?is the perfect gift for a loved one who might be experiencing disappointment, sorrow, or 
grief. Featuring beautiful photography, landscapes, and stylized text, these comforting images and words will
 help soothe hurts of struggling loved ones. The general inspirational content is appropriate for a variety of 
situations such as depression, workplace struggles, divorce, and the loss of a loved one.?This mixture of
 beautiful, peaceful photography overlaid with stylized text of inspirational quotes and Scripture is very popular
 on Pinterest boards and in modern home d?cor, which will capture the attention of women of all ages looking 
for a comforting and beautiful gift.



Mark of Evil (The End Series) Paperback

Economies have fallen, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant 
memory. The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan's protege Ethan March, along 
with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban have been left behind in a world that is
 rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist. Technology is
 growing by leaps and bounds, with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and
 drone-bots flying overhead . . . all designed to control and dominate those who
 resist the Antichrist's reign of evil. As Biblical prophecy is fulfilled each new 
day, Ethan and the others in the Remnant struggle to eat, to procure necessary 
goods, and to avoid the Global Alliance---in short, to survive. But when the 
forces of evil attempt to pervert the world's most powerful information system to their own sinister ends, 
eliminating everyone who gets in their way, it's up to Ethan and the Remnant to subvert their dark
 ambitions. From New York Times best-selling author Tim LaHaye, creator and co-author of the
 world-renowned Left Behind books, and Craig Parshall, Mark of Evil is the final thrilling chapter in The 
End series. With high-tech thrills against a background of prophetic events that seem to leap from 
today's news, this is the story of global tribulations bringing the world one step closer to the reign of
 the Antichrist and the return of Jesus Christ in glory.




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Releases 02/04/2014


WoW Gospel 2014WoW Gospel 2014

By Various (Artist)
* Packed with more power and praise than ever before, this year's compilation includes "Every Praise" (Hezekiah Walker), "Here in Our Praise" (United Tenors), "You Reign" (William Murphy), "The Gift" (Donald Lawrence), "I've Seen Him Do It" (Kurt Carr), "Have Your Way" (Deitrick Haddon), "I Win" (Marvin Sapp), "God Will Make a Way" (Shirley Caesar), and more. Two CDs.

Butterfly Palace: A Novel [Paperback]

Butterfly Palace: A Novel [Paperback]Elegance and wealth. Privilege and politics. The extravagance of the Butterfly Palace overwhelmed Lily's senses and nearly smothered her painful memories. She pushed away her misgivings . . . She was perfectly safe in this huge house.
Austin, Texas--1904: Abandoned by the love of her life and still mourning the loss of her mother, Lily Donaldson has turned her back on the pain and come to Austin for a fresh start, working for the Marshall family as a kitchen maid in their luxurious mansion, the Butterfly Palace. The tasks before her are legion, and her mistress less than pleasant, but at least Lily's new life will be, if nothing else, distracting.
But one night, while serving at a dinner party, Lily recognizes the man who abandoned her, Andy, her liaison from the livery stable, the blacksmith's son . . . sitting among the distinguished guests. Though he recognizes her, Andy does not acknowledge her aloud, and Lily is left reeling, flabbergasted, and irate.
But before she can get an explanation, the path of the Servant Girl Killer swerves very close to the Butterfly Palace, sowing terror among the maids. Having come to Austin to start anew, Lily suddenly feels trapped in a spider web. How can she know who to trust in a house where lies come dressed in fine suits and deceit in silk gowns the colors of butterfly wings?



Uncommon Marriage (Strict Street Date=2/4/14) (Feb [Hardcover]Uncommon Marriage

By Dungy Tony (Author) & Lauren Dungy (Author)
What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they've also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In "Uncommon Marriage," Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they've learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other's dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership--in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.


You're Going To Be Okay

Sometimes it feels like life's falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you're completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end. For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream die, whose life isn't what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope--you really "are" going to be okay. And it "is" possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad. In fact, she says, that's what God desires for us. 
With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and "nothing "can stop God's purposes for them.



Home Run [Hardcover]Home Run [Hardcover]

By Kevin MyersJohn C. Maxwell & Charlie Wetzel (Contributor)
HOME RUN is the story of Kevin Myers, a Christian leader who found himself hitting walls in his personal and professional life as the high expectations he had for a church plant spiraled into a train wreck for five years. Through a season of brokenness, the discovery of God's pattern for living, and the mentoring of John Maxwell, Kevin turned around his life and leadership. God taught Kevin that he was living his life backwards. He discovered a biblical pattern for living, which transformed his life, leadership, and relationships. Only then did the church start growing.

Now he and John are teaching others what Kevin learned so that readers can also apply the lessons and live life to the fullest as Jesus promised in John 10:10. Using a baseball diamond as an analogy for living by God's pattern, Kevin teaches an idea that's simple enough to communicate to a child, yet has enough depth to carry the truths to adults.

Each base on a baseball diamond represents God's desired pattern for life: Connection with God, Character, Community, and Competence. The breakdown occurs because most people run the bases backwards. In our performance-based culture, they run straight to third base (Competence), focusing on performance to the detriment of relationships, character, and their connection with God.


God Of Yes [Hardcover]

God Of Yes [Hardcover]The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject descructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Before we know it, we've reduced the Christian faith to a huge rejection of just about everything God has created. Is it any wonder why many in our culture think of Christianity and "no" comes to mind?

We need perspective. We need more than just "no." We need to experience a divine "yes" to all of life as a gift from God.

Ecclesiastes, through Solomon's journals, gives us a huge dose of reality. Solomon's entire experience is a counterintuitive "yes" to God and every aspect of life. It provides a framework for a faith that squares off with reality and finds it infused with meaning.

THE GOD OF YES will explore this counterintuitive approach and provide clear application on how faith can infuse meaning to the monotony of everyday life. It will flip Ecclesiastes upside down to show that it is actually affirming life in all of its parts with God at the center. It will challenge the reader that his or her life can look different even if nothing changes externally.


Gods At War: Student Edition (Jan) [Paperback]

In this student edition of gods at war, Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of not a fan, helps us recognize there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. While these pursuits may not be the 'graven images' of old, they are in fact modern day idols. Behind the sin you're struggling with, the fear you're dealing with, the lack of purpose you're living with is a false god that is winning the war for your heart.






Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Releases 1/30/2014




Product DetailsChurch Clothes V2

By Lecrae (Artist)
The follow-up to Lecrae's heavy-hitting, outspoken mixtape smash Church Clothes finds the Reach Records standout at the top of his game, with ace delivery and thought-provoking wordplay over a solid selection of head-nodding beats. Featuring guest work from Tedashii, Andy Mineo, Derek Minor, and Propaganda, this sixteen track release includes "The Fever," "Sell Out," "Finer Things," "Misconception Pt. 2," and more.


Thrive

Thrive   -     By: Casting Crowns
Overview
Description

"If I could just get to the weekend."

"If I could just get through this semester."

"If I could just get to the vacation.?

"If I could just make it through today.?

So many of us today are simply surviving. But we were not made to survive, we were made to Thrive. Like a tree planted by the water (Jeremiah 17:7-8) we should be digging into God's word to know Him and know who He has made us to be. We should be reaching out to the world and showing others who He is through our lives and our stories - knowing Him and making Him known. Thrive, the brand new studio record from Christian music?s flagship artist Casting Crowns, is packed with the band?s signature style of songs about real life that redefine our identity in Christ, pointing us to our purpose from Him so that we may carry it out through Him. Coming January 28th, 2014, it?s time for us to more than survive. We were made to THIRVE!


Ready To Fly

Description
The breakout success of her previous GRAMMY nominated, No. 1 smash hit "Hold Me (feat. TobyMac)" assisted in propelling Jamie Grace to win her first GMA Dove Award - for New Artist Of The Year - last year, in addition to a Billboard Music Award nomination. As a result, in part of the huge success of "Hold Me," she has experienced a major wave of acclaim and popularity in the last few years, that is evident in her YouTube's channel combined 14 million views and even finding her making an appearance on ABC's hit talk show "The View." This fall, Jamie will appear on the silver screen with the release of the LIONSGATE film GRACE UNPLUGGED.

21-year old singer-songwriter Jamie Grace hails from outside of Atlanta in Lithonia, Georgia. At age 11, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and has since traveled the country sharing her story and faith through music and speaking. Her career made a remarkable debut with the help of multiple GRAMMY winner, TobyMac, who signed her to Gotee Records.


Christian Workout Power Pack

By Various (Artist)
When you're working out, you need music that will kick you into gear, keep you energized, and encourage you to keep going when you want to quit. Christian Workout Power Pack does all of that and more. Just in time for those New Year's Resolutions, this 3-CD collection of great Christian music from today's top artists is specifically designed for your workout. Each CD is programmed with songs for the warm-up, the workout, and the cool-down (hopefully not the melt-down) with energetic songs to give you the motivation to push through those reps or to keep going while on the treadmill. Whether you're taking a leisurely walk, doing a high impact cardio routine or something in-between, Christian Workout Power Pack has a CD for you. Features TobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandisa & more!


Unstoppable, DVD   - Unstoppable

Overview
In this powerful visual journal, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on a personal, inspiring, and hope-filled journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: ?Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?? Going back to the beginning?literally?Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives ? and our eternities.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Releases 01/21/2014




Passion Principles (Jan) [Paperback]

By Shannon Ethridge & Gary Thomas (Foreward By)
What was God thinking when he created sex? How can I move beyond my husband's past history with women? What if my heart is telling me I married the wrong person? Speaking frankly to husbands and wives, Ethridge offers 40 questions and answers designed to show couples how to achieve physical, mental, and spiritual intimacy. 272 pages, softcover from W.

Red-Hot Romance Tips For Women [Paperback]

Red-Hot Romance Tips for Women  -     By: Bill Farrel, Pam Farrel
From Christian marriage experts and bestselling authors Bill and Pam Farrel comes a new book for women about romance, passion, and becoming the godly woman your husband needs. With an in-depth look at the qualities a man finds attractive in a woman, you'll learn
  • how to build and maintain a Christian marriage
  • romantic ideas and tips for stoking the flames of love...and keeping them burning
  • what the Bible says about marriage
With wisdom, humor, and devotional questions to provoke discussion, Red-Hot Romance Tips for Women will keep your marriage sizzling
Buy it here: http://www.rivertreebookstore.com/item/farrel-bill-pam/red-hot-romance-tips-for-women/5961482.html




The Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship with God  -     By: Dutch Sheets
The Pleasure of His Company: A Journey to Intimate Friendship with God

Bestselling Author Invites Readers on a Journey to Deep Intimacy with God 
In one of his most personal books yet, Dutch Sheets shares the life lessons he has learned for cultivating an intimate relationship with God. Each of the thirty short chapters reveals a simple practice or biblical mindset that will help draw readers away from the noise of life and into the Lord's peaceful presence. 
Just a few of the stirring topics include
- how God pursues us
- how we can chase after his heart through worship
- how he lovingly offers his grace when we fail
- how he speaks to those who listen
- how the cross proves his love 
Profound Bible insights, storytelling, and touches of humor all work together to show the joys of spending time with a loving God who deeply wants our company.


Restless (Jan) [Paperback]

Restless: Because You Were Made for More  -     By: Jennie Allen
A practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes.
Restless?explores the fact that God has called each of us to do great things in his name, and then helps us discover what that might mean for each of us individually. Jennie says, "We are called to dream but we're afraid to. But because we are called, when we don't act on it we become restless?restless to find purpose, to make a difference in the world, to matter."
Jennie doesn't suggest women add one more thing to their to-do list, but instead invites them to stop and listen where they are. She frees them to be themselves and to see themselves as valuable. In addition to this permission to dream she helps them get over themselves and their issues and then offers a simple process on highly designed journal pages to identify the raw materials?the unique threads?they've been given by digging into five areas:

Gifts
Suffering
Places
People
Passions
Using her own story and that of women with whom she has walked through this process as examples, Jennie weaves in the story of Joseph the dreamer and how God used his threads to fit into the greater story of God.?Untangling the threads of our lives and assembling them together in one place reveals a beautiful plan designed by the Creator himself: ??God's Agenda + my threads + the need + the Holy Spirit = my purpose
And since living out our purpose is often filled with uncertainties Jennie addresses the doubts, fears, and challenges that hold women back from what they've been called to do. This re-positioning of their lives is not a promise that all things will be perfect, or will go perfectly, but a promise that it will be the start of the best part of life?the part that completes what we were made for.

Where Courage Calls, When Calls the Heart Series #2  -     By: Janette Oke, Laurel Oke Logan
Where Courage Calls (When Calls The Heart) [Paperback]

Janette Oke Returns with a New Prairie Romance 
After years of schooling, Beth Thatcher has graduated and is determined to become a teacher. But when she's assigned the position no one else wants--in the tiny mining town of Coal Valley, located in the rugged foothills of western Canada--she worries she doesn't have the courage to accept. 
Inspired by the diary of her aunt Elizabeth, who went west to teach school several years earlier, as well as her father's encouragement, Beth eventually decides to put her trust in God and leave behind all she's ever known. 
But the conditions in Coal Valley are even worse than she'd feared. A recent mining accident has left the town grieving and at the mercy of the mining company. The children have very little prior education, and many of the locals don't even speak English. In addition, Beth's heart is torn between two young men--both Mounties, one a lifelong friend and the other a kind, quiet man who comes to her aid more than once. 
Despite the unexpected challenges, Beth is determined to make a difference in the rustic frontier town. But when her sister visits from the East, reminding her of all the luxuries she's had to give up, will Beth decide to return to her privileged life as soon as the school year is over?