It’s a new year, which means new books are on the way! Check out some of our favorite new releases for winter and spring 2018. Order and pre-order any of these recommendations as a gift to yourself or encourage a loved one with God’s word. Plus get free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Leave a comment and let us know what you’re reading this winter!
Through the scrapes, upsets, and meltdowns of life, loving parents offer comfort to their child. Our Lord longs to do the same to you. Jesus Calling 50 Devotions for Comfort is written as though Jesus Himself is speaking hope and comfort directly to your heart. Readers around the world already love how Sarah’s words connect with them on a daily basis. Now the new Jesus Calling topical devotionals offer a way to focus even more deeply on the major felt needs in your life . . . and in the lives of your friends, family, church, school, and co-workers. With a beautiful, vibrant cover and stunning four-color photography, this topical devotional is a natural addition to the Sarah Young brand—and the perfect way to pour into those you love. Releases 2/6/18.
This is the captivating story behind the bestselling single in the history of Christian music and the man who wrote it, Bart Millard. As the lead singer of MercyMe, Millard lost his father to cancer which inspired him to write the mega-hit song that has touched millions.But few know about the pain, redemption, and healing behind it. Award-winning recording artist Millard shares how his dad’s transformation from abusive father to man of God sparked a divine moment in music history. Go behind the scenes of Bart’s life—and the movie based on it—to discover how God repaired a broken family, prepared Bart for ministry through music, and wrote the words on his heart that would change his life forever. Releases 2/13/18.
In Fierce Faith, Alli Worthington reminds readers that Jesus’s call to “fear not” can seem like the hardest instruction to follow, but it is the path to serenity and a happier life. With humor and honesty, Alli offers real strategies for coping with life’s big fears and little everyday worries. Some days you faultlessly juggle everything that is your life—kids, husband, house, job, church, friendships, school, pets, appointments, and on and on. Other days the very thought of which ball you’re going to drop puts your anxiety level through the roof. You’re afraid you’re forgetting something. And you are: God’s advice to fear not. Alli uses biblical wisdom and practical insight to help you identify fear-based thinking, overcome worry, and live a more confident, less worried life. Releases 1/23/18.
Do you ever wonder why you still struggle when you’re faithfully following God? Havilah Cunnington does. With humor and honesty, Cunnington lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle. We all face challenges. On any given day, the problems of real life can take our breaths away. Our marriages, finances, relationships, and health are regular struggles, and that’s just the beginning. Doesn’t the Bible say the war has already been won? So why do we still battle? In a down-to-earth, approach, popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion and shows us how to ask the right questions, fight spiritual warfare, and battle fights with ourselves and the devil.
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of TheChicSite.com Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have. Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward. Releases 2/6/18.
By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to this New York Times bestselling story. Now in paperback, Rory Feek takes us for the first time into his own challenging life story and what it was like growing up in rural America with little money and even less family stability. This is the story of a man searching for meaning and security in a world that offered neither. And it’s the story of a man who finally gives it all to a power higher than himself and soon meets a young woman who will change his heart forever. Paperback edition releases 2/6/18.
A groundbreaking book from the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary that teaches readers how to participate in the radical, transformative prayer that Jesus taught his first disciples. The Lord’s Prayer has been domesticated and tamed, turned into a safe series of comforting words and made familiar by repetition. In reality, writes Mohler, the Lord’s Prayer turns the world upside down, toppling every earthly power and announcing God’s reign over all things, in heaven and on earth. It is the most powerful prayer in all the Bible, taught by Jesus to his own disciples. This generation of Christians desperately needs to relearn the Lord’s Prayer and learn from Christ himself how we are to unleash the power and discipline of prayer. Releases 1/23/18.
Looking at a decade’s worth of chronic pain, a promise from God helped Joanne stand firm until He ultimately heals her. Once a trained athlete in peak condition, Joanne Moody suffered a post pregnancy injury that sidelined her for the next 14 years. Not one to give up easily, Moody fought to find an answer to her pain year after year. Countless doctors attempted to treat her until finally one recommended a surgeon in France. Joanne and her sisters make the trek only to stare death in the face again. At the moment of greatest pain, God reached down and gave her a promise. Minute by Minute will keep the pages turning as you join Joanne on her journey through a valley of pain and her eventual arrival at the pinnacle of faith and love.
Finding Selah offers hope for anyone hungry for the peace of God amidst the craziest of days.The Psalms call selah the pause, rest, or interlude between the notes in a song. More than merely an empty space, selah is a chance to stop and resync with the story and song of God. For all the ways life keeps you running, this word and practice offers a way to re-center yourself in Christ. Stretched beyond her capacity in caring for a large family in the middle of Manhattan, Kristen Kill was exhausted, depressed, and desperate for a change. Then something sparked within her when she read the Psalms, and found that often all that stood between the psalmist’s cries for help and celebrations of praise was selah. Join Kristen and transform the way you think about work, rest, and the little spaces in between that make all the difference.
Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. brings to bear expertise from decades of focused study in church history to reveal the captivating story of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Los Angeles, which became known as the Azusa Street Mission. From humble beginnings with few resources, this small uniquely diverse and inclusive congregation led by William J. Seymour ignited a fire that quickly grew into a blaze and spread across the world giving rise to the global Pentecostal movement. Sifting through newspaper reports and other written accounts of the time as well as the mission’s own publications, and through personal interaction with some of those blessed to stand very near to the fire that began at the mission, Robeck relates not only the historical significance of the revival but also captures the movement of the Holy Spirit that changed the face of modern Christianity.