Author: Sara Davison/Ruth Coghill
Genre: Christian Living/Social Issues
Confused. Scared. Pressured. Alone. That's what so many of the women and men in these true stories felt when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Many believed they had no alternative but to abort their child, while others made the difficult decision to choose life. All live with the consequences of that decision. And all have experienced the healing grace and mercy of God.
These stories will touch your heart, expand your ability to offer compassion to all affected by abortion, and provide practical tools and guidance through the healing process.
The global abortion epidemic demands a response of support, encouragement, and grace from those on all sides of the issue. Only then will those in crisis pregnancy situations feel equipped and empowered to choose life. And only then can every person affected by abortion let go of the past and move forward into a future filled with healing and hope.
Author: Lisa J. Goins
Genre: Christian Living/Self-Help
When the real woman you want to be is on the other side of fear.
How do you step out of a life that’s comfortable and into the life God intended for you to live? Thee sort of life that’s full of honest relationships, heart-felt conversations, and renewed purpose? You have to find the courage to be uncomfortable. You realize it’s not all about you, it’s about others, and you decide to show up for your life, not just for yourself, for them.
And you don’t show up as the edited version, the one taken in portrait mode with a forced smile and reality blurred in the background. You show up like an unfiltered pic on Instagram, no face tuning allowed! And here is the good news: it’s okay to show up imperfect. Let’s expose our flaws together and admit we eat the brownie batter straight from the bowl! It’s time to bring every battered, broken, and insecure piece of our lives out of hiding from behind the two words that have been holding us back: I’m fine.
Author: Paul Doty
Genre: Christian Living/Self-Help
After four decades in the sound reinforcement industry, professional sound engineer Paul Doty offers an all-encompassing sound bible for church sound engineers and those who interact with them. The book contains forty years of wisdom, experience, and information, presented in a digestible fun read. Faith Comes By Hearing is the fastest way for anyone doing sound to add decades of knowledge to their mixing ability.
Author: Larry Scanlan
Genre: Christian Living
The Bible is not silent on the pressures and decisions required to build a career and be part of, or lead a successful business enterprise. The most significant portion of our day is consumed in the work place. The decisions we make about work impact our company, customers, family and all areas of our lives. They reflect the reality, or lack of reality, of our faith. Our decisions even impact people we don’t know or may never meet. Business decisions indeed have consequences. The purpose of this book is to inspire and encourage you to live out your faith in the business world, leaving an impact that counts beyond meeting company quotas or bringing home a paycheck. It is a practical guide that combines contemporary workplace and Biblical business stories with reflections and action steps to help you define your vision and purpose, make wise decisions, set priorities, overcome failures, find balance in your life, do God's will, and ultimately, make a difference.
Author: Leah Stanley
She was twenty-nine years old. She had been married a mere eight months. Suddenly her precious grandparents needed her help. Equipped only with the documents provided by their lawyer, Leah Stanley navigated Medicare and Medicaid in the dark of ignorance, working her way along the tangled path of providing care for her grandma and grandpa who were suffering with Alzheimer's and an unspecified form of dementia, respectively.
In Goodnight, Sweet, Leah explores the world of elder care where she found that making the right decision on behalf of someone else was not always an obvious choice, and along the way she discovered that not every family member shared her vision of loving the people who needed care but were instead dazzled by the notion of inheritance. At times she was able to stand on nothing more than faith in Jesus Christ, but Leah moved through one difficult day after another, until finally she was able to look back and realize that Jesus had stayed exactly where He said He would--carrying her through the dark waters so that she could survive the indescribable world of a caregiver.
Author: Peter Dixon
Genre: Christian Living
When is war a just war? Should outsiders intervene in civil wars, and how? How can Christians effectively engage in resolving conflict? How do we understand relational peacebuilding and reconciliation?
Peacemakers offers a moral framework on which to base our thinking about war and peace, undergirded by a solid confidence in God's sovereignty, as we face the uncertainty of the real world.
'I don't think we need to take responsibility for righting all the wrongs of the world like Superman.' he says. 'It is enough for us to do what we can, when we can, where we can.'
Peacemakers evolves at another level too. As the author takes us down an icy Kabul street, or allows us to observe children celebrating a shaky peace in South Sudan, we experience first-hand the backcloth against which international peacebuilding takes place.
Author: Juan Canales
Genre: Christian Living/Memoir
Never Alone is a true story. It records the life of a man who has experienced a lot of things in a short amount of time. Even to the extent of coming face to face with his own death certificate. It will leave the reader inspired and even challenged that no matter where they have been in life or what they have been through they are Never Alone! Divine moments are woven into each of our lives. We all have a purpose and it's never too late to start living in it!
Author: Eleanor Bertin
Dearly beloved -- that's what the obituaries say -- never hinting at the conflict, shame or sin that lie behind the veil. In October 2012, Paul, the author's 18-year-old son was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking home from an evening performing with his punk rock band. Amid the grief of loss, she is burdened over his life that seemed to beheaded in the wrong direction and their strained relationship. Dogged by grief, guilt, b lame and shame, she relives every memory searching for that conclusive evidence that he did after all, belong to Christ. Clinging to the Biblical doctrines of grace, the truth she knows wrestles with the longing of her heart. Can she trust God, with even this?
Author: Shawn Smucker
Genre: Christian Living/Memoirs
In 2012, Mohammad fled his Syrian village along with his wife and four sons, escaping to Jordan through the wilderness. Four years later he sat across from Shawn Smucker in a small conference room in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Though neither of them knew it, Mohammad had arrived in Shawn's life just in time.
This is the story of a friendship. It is the story of a middle-aged writer struggling to make a living and a Syrian refugee struggling to create a life for his family in a strange and sometimes hostile land. It's the story of two fathers hoping for the best, two hearts seeking compassion, two lives changed forever. It's the story of our moment in history and the opportunities it gives us to show love and hospitality to the sojourner in our midst.
Anyone who has felt torn between the desire for security and the desire to offer sanctuary to those fleeing war and violence will find Shawn Smucker a careful and loving guide on the road to mercy and unity.
Author: Cortney Donelson
Clay Jar, Cracked: When We’re Broken But Not Shattered guides readers through some of life's most painful and traumatic experiences. We are all like fragile jars made of clay, and life’s disappointments and tragedies threaten to destroy us. Financial ruin, the loss of a child, a daunting diagnosis, addiction, or even loss of faith leave cracks in our jars. Some are wider and deeper than others, but each weakens the whole . As these cracks occur, how do we keep from shattering? How can we find authentic joy within our cracks and avoid succumbing to hopelessness or bitterness? Clay Jar, Cracked provides bold, thoughtful, and compelling answers to these questions and suggests an answer to perhaps the most intriguing question of all: Could even the biggest cracks be worth it?