Grace has always led a very normal life. She lives in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. She is single, works at a bank with her best friend, and goes to church on Sunday. She also spends time with her brother, who is the only one of her family members who lives nearby. Her life changes drastically when her friend Mike takes her on a blind date to meet one of his friends who just moved to the area. Vince and Grace hit it off right away. However, when Grace’s bank gets robbed, Vince is a prime suspect. Things go from bad to worse when she tries to narrow down the suspect list on her own. Grace learns a lot about trusting God in all things and not leaning on her own strength.
Arguably the most inﬂuential ﬁgure in human history was Jesus Christ. Wars were fought in his name. In his name many nations rose, and many nations fell. Many prominent leaders gained power from him, and many others were persecuted and killed for their belief in him.
It has been said that over 6 billion Bibles have been printed in almost every language, and countless other millions of stories, books, and ﬁlms have told the story of his life. Yet, he died with two men by his side, and history knows almost nothing about them.
Young Dismas and his brother Jotham are blissfully unaware of the lifelong journey that awaits them soon after their encounter with the young girl, Mary, her husband, Joseph, and their baby, Jesus. Their lives will soon take a very cruel turn that leads through hurt, hardship, betrayal, and murder.
Along the way, they make unlikely alliances with Tiran and Gestas, two known criminals with a penchant for theft and murder. It is a path that will ultimately lead them all to intersect with their brutal destinies.
Throughout their journey, their lives will intersect with some of the most famous ﬁgures of the Bible, and they will learn about love, faith, and the most powerful weapon against sin... forgiveness.
Lisa traveled to Uganda with her teenage son on a twelve-day mission trip. In an orphanage her world view abruptly changed as she held a shivering emaciated little boy who lay dying of malaria. He had no one else in the world to care that he was passing. This experience and others while on the trip were so profound that she is compelled to share them with you. Come and walk with Lisa through Uganda as God shows her His different definitions of “mother.”
All profits from this book will be donated to build lifesaving wells in villages desperate for clean water.
Sand between my toes, the salt air wrapping around me like a warm, summer blanket, the crashing of waves, and the meeting of sky and water. The beach is where I see the handiwork of God. As a young child, it was there that I wished that I could walk on the water as Jesus and Peter had in Matthew 14. It was there that I learned of faith, the faith that requires you to not only step out of the boat but also to focus on Jesus and learn to walk toward Him daily. It is not enough to just get out of our comfort zones, but now we need to learn to grow and walk toward Him constantly. The Faith to Walk on Water takes a look at why standing still in our faith is no longer an option, how doubt and fear are overcome by Jesus. He does not watch from a distance, but He is always there holding out His hand for us to take hold. So what are you waiting for? Take that step, and walk on the water!
“Your daughter is going to be born with a genetic defect.” Did the doctor just say defect? What is he talking about? “She has Down syndrome, but you have a choice. You can terminate this pregnancy.” He watched me closely, waiting for my response. Those words, the ones the doctor said so casually, instantly changed the future I had planned for my unborn child. A poignant story about coming to terms with a life-changing decision. Not just a story about Down syndrome, it’s about acceptance, holding on to shattered faith, regaining hope, and receiving grace. A true story that offers you the gift of gratitude and rewards you with inspiration.
Heather DeBerry Stephens has written a captivating story of a mother of faith, Linnie Thomas Young. Heather has captured the essence of who Linnie was, as a mother and a woman of God. As someone who knew Linnie well, I can say that she was a woman who embraced motherhood with all her might. Heather asks the readers to examine their lives in six areas, to ensure they are not half-stepping. The author’s vision is that women will read this book and make a new commitment to embrace their God-given roles as mothers in their homes.
-First Lady Bethelyn Henderson Abundant Life Fellowship Church Memphis, Tennessee
brEAThe, a memoir, takes you into a world where the primal instincts for survival, to eat and breathe, are all but extinguished.
Growing up in a picture-perfect Christian family, Muriel’s formation as a young child and the shaping of her spiritual understanding are riddled with cracks. The veiled dysfunction and forgotten secrets send her reeling into an isolated abyss. Struggling with anorexia and depression from the age of fifteen through adulthood, Muriel struggles to make sense of the chaos. Then she remembers, shattering the façade. Amid the rubble of the soulquake, a life must be painstakingly reconstructed.
Through facing the dark and difficult truths of her family secrets, Muriel moves from despair through forgiveness, finding freedom to live in a spacious place of abundance and peace. This tale of triumphal overcoming is a hope-filled celebration, a testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.
For people trapped in pain, or for those who love them, this story will shine light into those dark crevasses, offering a lifeline of hope and courage.
Jamie is looking forward to an exciting summer with her best friend Elliott. Little does she know just how exciting it is about to become. Things take an interesting turn when the two friends stumble onto a hidden cave. While exploring it, they discover a world they never knew existed. A world where trees speak and shadows act as doorways.
When they are captured by the cave’s strange inhabitants, the Elendir, the quest for escape begins.
Jamie takes a kind approach, trying to win over the creatures. Elliott, however, chooses a much darker path. In his effort to defeat the creatures, he looses an ancient evil, and it changes him in ways he is only beginning to understand.
Forces of light and dark collide, with the two friends caught in the middle. Neither of them will escape unscathed.
Are we living in what the Bible calls the Last Days? It feels like it, but how can you know for certain? What if everything you have been taught about the End Times is wrong? What if the doctrines of well-meaning theologians who lived in a day before planes, trains, and automobiles, before phones, TVs, and satellite communications, are as helpful as the understanding of an elephant provided by the four proverbial blind men? Based on their limited knowledge, gleaned from what their hands have touched, they proclaim an elephant is like a rope, a snake, a tree, a fan. With the clarity of sight, we know none of these accurately describes an elephant!
Birthing Eternity makes a compelling case to take off your theological blindfolds and examine the elephant standing before you. By tracing the correlation between documented history and the biblical prophecy, Birthing Eternity will give you answers that are both unexpected and profound. Find out how God has fulfilled His Word in astounding detail and gain critical insight about current events that are on everyone’s mind in this unsettled and challenging time.
Birthing Eternity makes the Last Days easy to understand. It is proof that the message of End Times Scripture does not require top-secret information, prophetic visions, or a degree in theology. It is simply a matter of connecting the dots between what is plainly stated in Scripture and human events.
More than that, you will find assurance that the unfolding of Last Days events isn’t something to be feared, but rather an exciting adventure. No matter what, there is hope for a bright future—including eternity.
Proof of Divine presents the journey of author Andrew Murtagh as he straddles the fence between faith and cynicism in an all-or-none look at the greatest story ever told. Blending his family’s incredible stories of survival, faith, hope, and love, matched with his own walk from hockey player to coach to husband, father, and career man, he embarks on a five-year expedition towards the intersection of faith and reason.
Is there a God? Are science and faith mutually exclusive? What is truth and what of logic, morality, and meaning? Who is the historical Jesus, and why Christianity? The faith of scientists, the science of skeptics, the questions of time, life, and purpose, Murtagh looks back at his own life and the inspiring lives of his forefathers to decide if he is an accident or an intention. The graze of a bullet, a soldier surrounded, an armed robbery, and a fateful desert drive—Murtagh puts the faith of his youth to the ultimate test: the Proof of Divine. “Told in a warm, personal way, Murtagh’s pilgrimage is laced with evidence, argumentation, and fair assessment of the evidence for and against belief…Proof of Divine will engage the reader, challenge unbelievers and strengthen believers. I highly recommend it.” –J.P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Biola University
“This wonderfully-written account is that of a man pursuing the journey of life, in a quest to find ultimate meaning in the universe. It was exceptionally difficult to put down…Murtagh knows how to punch the right buttons…There is something here for everyone and I recommend it highly.” –Gary R. Habermas, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Liberty University
“I love this book and the intellectual honesty and humility of the author…The caution and finesse with which the author stayed within the limits of science and logic was impressive…Andrew is a story teller par excellence…A must read.” –Steve A Johnson, Professor of Psychology and Theology, Columbia International University
Becky Kennedy seemingly has it all – beautiful daughters who are successful in their own right; a thriving law practice, and a condo that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico with sunsets casting orange, red and purple at the end of each day. But a closer view tells the rest of the story.
Becky has been a primary caregiver for her mother over the last twenty-two years. As Alzheimer’s has robbed her mother’s memory, Becky and her father have continued their faithful care for her. Then, just two short years ago, Becky lost her husband in an automobile accident that left her struggling to cope with the grief of that loss and the day-to-day decline of the mother she loves.
Soul Song dives deep into the connection of a daughter to her mother in the final stages of life, when memory is gone and faith sustains, while also experiencing the joy of her relationship with her daughters as their futures grow and their paths are revealed. In the end, faith, family, and love endure all in this compelling story.
Keeping a prayer journal will help you strengthen your prayer life, develop a personal relationship with God, sharpen your ability to hear God’s voice, and recall when and how God answers your prayers.
Interesting how we experience such waves of emotion and thought. Many Christians, perhaps, feel as if this is not appropriate. The Psalms show it differently. The psalmists certainly share many changing emotions in their writings!
Here is a truth about God that is hard to grab hold of… He understands! To experience various waves of emotion is OK!
Journal your thoughts – be a psalmist!
In reading the book of Psalms, one quickly notices the total transparency of the psalmists as they reveal heartfelt emotions. As guided by the Holy Spirit, the psalmists not only relate their feelings, but also reveal great truths about Father God.
Their paths are not indifferent from our lives today! Our days are an ever-changing array of praises and shouts of joy, cries of anguish and pleas for help, acknowledging the goodness of God or questioning the ways of our foes.
Perhaps we are not capturing our thoughts and feelings in writing like the contributors of the Psalms did. Nevertheless as sons and daughters of the Most High God, we too are Psalmists!
Psalmist, I Am presents emotions and truths found in the book of Psalms. See how your emotions and thoughts of God, as revealed during your journey, align with those of the writers of the Psalms.
Psalmist, I Am will be helpful as your daily devotion, a Bible study aid, for journaling or as a gift for anyone who experiences emotional change in their relationship! May Psalmist, I Am stir your soul as you realize how much you have in common with the writers of the Psalms!
God, what’s it all about? How often have you heard these exact words? How many people ask that question? What is it that they are asking? Why are they asking such a question of God? When do they ask these questions? Most importantly, how do we get our answers to what it is all about?
These answers, just like all of the answers in the universe, come from God’s will. This is why we always confirm with God, “God, your will, not mine be done!” God loves us more than we could ever understand. That’s why deep in our soul, we know God’s will will be the driving force for our success here on Earth, but most importantly in heaven. With God’s help, you will create an ongoing relationship with the Holy Spirit’s message. Once you accept God’s Word and you listen openly to it, you will only need to listen, and you will hear what God is saying to you.