The moving, inspiring story of Barbara A. Robinson's journey from poverty to the State Senate. Suffering through abuse from her stepfather; on-the-job gender, age, and racial discrimination; homelessness, rape and other modern horrors, Barbara's determination and faith makes her an inspiration to her community and everyone who hears her story.
When two strangers cross paths their lives are forever altered. Kayla Russel has all but given up on finding love until a new guy to town walks into her flower shop. There is something mysterious about him that intrigues her, but when she finds out the truth everything changes. Derek Parker wants to leave his old life behind, but it proves to be harder than he'd anticipated when his past finds him. Now the woman he has come to care for feels deceived. Will his secrets come between them and destroy what could have been something wonderful? Previously published in 2015 as A Valentine for Kayla.
Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member’s reputation—and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they’ll face their fears—landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children—and have the time of their lives.
Amanda Larrowe’s lack of trust sabotages her relationships. The English teacher and award-winning author of middle-grade adventure books for boys has shut off communication with friends and family to meet her January 2 book deadline. Now, in the deepest snow accumulation Richmond, Virginia has experienced in years, Camden Lancaster moves in across the street. After ten years, her heart still smarts from the humiliating aftermath of their perfect high school Valentine’s Day date. He may have transformed into a handsome, amiable man, but his likeability doesn’t instill trust in Amanda’s heart. When Cam doesn’t recognize her on their first two encounters, she thinks it’s safe to be his fair-weather neighbor. Boy is she wrong.
She’s always longed for more… Running a thriving daycare keeps Terri Hayes busy. Add a new foster daughter to the mix and Terri shouldn’t have time to want more—but she does. At twenty-nine, her biological clock is ticking away. When a busted pipe floods her home, she finds temporary sanctuary in a basement apartment—one that just happens to be owned by her long-time crush, single dad Steve Evans. Is he ready to date again? Steve is widower, a father of two teenaged girls, and a successful writer. His life is full, but he wouldn’t mind exploring a romance with Terri. But when lines of communication get crossed, the budding relationship grounds to a halt. Two matchmakers to the rescue… Iris and Samantha Evans want a stepmother and have set their sights on Terri. Their matchmaking includes equal parts prayer and deception. Will their scheming result in the wedding of their dreams, or will the harsh confrontation between Steve and the parents of Terri’s foster child be an obstacle they can’t overcome?
Let this first-person apologetic take you back in time to the Roman Empire. Translated into English from the original Latin work written at the turn of the 2nd-3rd century AD, The Apology (Latin: Apologeticum or Apologeticus) is Tertullian's most famous work. In this book, Tertullian, the founder of Latin Christian theology, defends the Christian Church during the Roman Empire's persecution of the Christians. He demands legal toleration and that Christians be treated as all other sects or religions of the Roman Empire. It is in this treatise that one finds the phrase: "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." Not just theological, this son of a Roman centurion knew how to talk back!
"After surviving the cruel rage of tyranny from her mother and ex-husband, Sarah Jackson traveled a new path; a journey of loss, heartbreak, and ultimately strength. How do we survive the unthinkable, our child suffering from a terminal illness? They say there is no greater loss than that of a child; I say losing a child is the King of Loss. Sometimes the thing that helps us survive it, is knowing we are not alone. Bestselling author, Sarah Jackson, will take you on her journey of hope and strength as she provides an intimate raw look at her life." "I want to go to Heaven, Mom" he said innocently. Behind those blue eyes, I didn't see a speck of fear. And for a while I wondered where he got the concept of Heaven. I wanted to cry because I didn't want him to go just yet. Not now. Not in a few months. Certainly never before me, not if I could help it! So I told him softly, "We don't always get what we want in life. So you might have to stay with Mom for a while." I knew not what to say next so we prayed together. I kept praying as Eli was given light sedation before surgery and they finally wheeled him away to the operating room at around 2 PM. I lost my chance to ask Eli what he knew of Heaven. Why didn't I ask Eli? Why didn't I ask Eli what he knew of Jesus? My heart broke as I cried. Eli wanted to go to Heaven! How did my five year old little boy know of Heaven when I refused to tell him much of Heaven for had I done so, just talking about it, would make Eli dying to ...
Allison Stevens became a Christian at a young age. Then she makes a wrong decision that takes her on a collision course of disappointment and heartache. God loves her and wants her back, but Satan wants to keep her in a life of despair and lies. Heavenly Spirits are sent by God to instruct and remind Allison of God’s promises. Can she walk the path God intended for her and find the joy that’s missing in her life? A family she didn’t know she had, a man grieving his personal loss, and a felon who wants her dead makes her life more complicated than ever. Can she find happiness outside of the chaos? On the way back to God, she discovers that there are still struggles, but now she knows she isn’t alone. God is with her. Can she stay strong and ward off the lies of the devil?
He's the best man. She's the chief bridesmaid. It's dislike at first sight! When missionary doctor Matthew Coalbrooke and bubbly shoe-aholic saleswoman Anita Kiernan meet, he only thing they can both agree on is that the bride and groom’s matchmaking attempts are bound to fail ... Between his pride and her prejudice, there could hardly be a less likely couple. But God has a bigger plan for them than they can possibly imagine. The Love in Store series is set around a stately old London department store, and the same settings and staff pop up in each book. But there's no need to read the series in order. Every story is a complete romance, following a different couple through the trials and joys of a developing love, deepening their faith in the process, until they're ready for the happy-ever-after God has planned for them. Teapots & Tiaras is a Christian romance. Includes hints of Pride and Prejudice, a church wedding, a couple of sweet kisses, and some gentle humour, as well as British grammar and spelling. Complete with British English Glossary.
The ranch brought them together. Can they rein in their emotions before the past tears them apart? Sabine Radowski’s rocky childhood left her looking for a stable future for her daughter. So when the insurance payment arrives from her estranged husband’s passing, she brings her dream alive and buys a ranch. And though she’s determined never to lean on another man, she’d still appreciate the handsome former owner’s help to get things running… Tanner Bond is plagued by the guilt of the death of his wife and daughter. Ready to flee the property that reminds him of his loss, caring for his sick grandmother forces him to put his plans out to pasture. But despite the new owner’s young daughter being an ever-present reminder of his burning grief, Tanner finds himself falling for the fiery widow. As they become close in the handover, Sabine realizes the kind man deserves a place in her heart, but she worries his obvious issues with her daughter means she should forge ahead alone. And with Tanner barely resisting pressure from his family to clear out, he fears he may be about to lose the one woman who could help him heal… Can Sabine and Tanner move on from their troubled pasts and build a love based on trust? Seeking Home is the first book in the Family Bonds Christian romance series, a sister series to the Family Ties collection. If you like heartfelt explorations of hope, picturesque rural settings, and emotional journeys, then you’ll love this sweet tale. Buy Seeking Home to see a ...
Life as the sister of a serial killer is never easy, especially when former runaway Mari Del Lobo becomes a target herself. A recent crime has her late brother's signature and MO, which Mari finds highly unusual, as she still blames herself for her only sibling's death. Mari encounters an unexpected -- and a very attractive -- ally in Dr. Luke Goodman. Luke couldn't save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he'll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask for help from the serial killer's sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul in Mari, Luke is determined to keep her alive, but it's not easy to protect the stubborn ex-rebel. To solve the mystery, renew her faith, and find love and redemption, Mari has to face her most dangerous enemy -- herself.
Christian nonfiction exploring the biblical details of God's prophetic calendar, Passover, Easter, the Mosaic Law vs. the Covenant of Grace, events surrounding the Crucifixion Week, and the Resurrection of Jesus. As Jesus exhaled His last breath, the Temple Veil was violently ripped apart by God to allow everyone access into the Holy of Holies through Christ's blood. After three days in a cold, dark grave, Jesus resurrected triumphantly over death. Most Christians are aware of the basics, but did you know all of these events were meticulously detailed in O.T. analogies, including the exact dates of Jesus' death and resurrection? Jesus Unveiled reveals * Why creation's calendar predicted Adam's fall and had to be reset before Christ's incarnation * What Noah's Ark landing on Mt. Ararat has to do with the resurrection * How Judas's betrayal was foreshadowed in the Book of Esther to the exact day * Why Pharaoh's army drowned at sunrise * How the first and last Passover breads reveal the covenants of Law and Grace, and much more... Like a beautiful Monet, appreciate the finer portrait of Jesus by drawing nearer to explore the tiny brushstrokes of our Father's love painted over centuries that finally reveal Jesus Unveiled.
Author, illustrator and humanist thinker Jeff Stilwell takes us on a journey that begins in ancient history, in the land of Ur, where God making was all the rage. Pursuing that thread through the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the present day, we discover that we don't need to make up gods to explain things anymore. Since we all come accessorized with an expiration date, Stilwell encourages us all to make the most of this life we have to live, here and now. Starring Stilwell's freethinking alter-ego Thrashin' Jack and his friend Lotus, Here and Now features over one hundred delightful and charming comics illuminating the story.
The perfect companion to Marriage God's Way! God intended marriage to be a great joy, but we can only experience this joy if we obey the principles in His Word. This workbook will help you apply the biblical recipe in Marriage God's Way. Inside you will find: Clear instructions on prayer, communication, and forgiveness Insightful questions that solve marital frustrations Practical exercises to enjoy with your spouse Helpful discussion topics that strengthen your relationship Use this great tool in your marriage, small group, or church. It is perfect for engaged couples, newlyweds, and marriage veterans.Pastor Scott provides questions for husbands, wives, and both as a couple: Husband: What are three ways your wife makes you feel respected? Disrespected Wife: Second only to Christ, do you feel like the supreme relationship in your husband's life? Why or why not? Husband: When your wife is suffering, do you feel like she takes it out on you like Rachel did with Jacob (Genesis 30:1)? Wife: What can your husband do to help you more easily resist the temptation to nag him? Both: What do we have in our home that threatens our holiness, and how do we remove it? Regardless of the person asked, the purpose of each question is to help you have a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered relationship!
Can her online dating disasters turn into true love? Or will she lose the perfect guy in 10 Dates?
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About 10 Dates:
Single mom Angela Hudson can’t face the idea of going to her high school reunion alone. So her closest friends push her to list a profile on an online dating site. But as her dates turns out to be disasters, she notices the man behind the coffeeshop bar.
After losing his wife too soon, Drew Scheffield isn’t interested in dating again. But when he meets Angela in the coffeeshop where he’s working to help out his brother, he discovers his heart isn’t as dead as he thought it was.
Date after date goes wrong and Angela finds herself falling for the handsome barista. But are Drew’s emotional walls too thick to break through? Will Angela lose the perfect guy in 10 Dates?
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Luke Bryant and Kelly Callahan met on the beach at Dragonfly Pointe when they were only kids. And ever since thirteen-year old Luke saved six-year old Kelly from drowning, they've felt an undeniable connection. But Luke has a tarnished past, and despite his attraction to Kelly when they're growing up, he just doesn't think he's good enough for her.
When Luke comes home on leave from the Air Force, and attends the Magical Wedding of Kelly's sister Kate (Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award WINNER-That Unforgettable Kiss), Luke and Kelly finally share an enchanting night of passion. They simply can't help themselves--they've loved each other nearly their entire lives.
College student Kelly has everything going for her--she's not only beautiful, but intelligent too. So when Luke eventually returns home from Iraq as a disheartened wounded warrior, even though he appears to want nothing to do with her, she refuses to give up on him. It's not about his looks, or his past--it's all about the connection they've shared since they were kids. Fate has always meant for them to be tog ...
Trials are part of life on this side of heaven, and God wants to use them for your good! Pastor Scott LaPierre presents scriptural principles that give believers the encouragement they need when suffering. Every chapter concludes with questions that help you apply what you are reading. With Enduring Trials God's Way you will: Develop the spiritual perspective to embrace trials Appreciate the maturity trials produce Understand the rewards--in this life and the next--for enduring trials Recognize God is still compassionate and gracious even during trials Learn to persevere through trials that threaten your faith Your suffering is not meaningless or accidental. God loves you, and He always works in your best interests. Learn the Biblical Recipe for Finding Joy in Suffering! Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders: "Richly biblical and encouraging, Scott LaPierre's latest book reveals a gracious pastor's heart. Every believer needs this book!"--Douglas Bond: Speaker, tour leader, and author of twenty-five books "One of the best biblical treatments of suffering I have seen. You want this book in your library!"--Dr. Carlton McLeod: Speaker, author, and senior pastor of Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake
Looking for career success? This quick-read guide teaches you how to supercharge your opportunities. Broaden your career with skills that will set you apart. Transform your habits and emerge a leader. Insights to navigate situations, challenges, and opportunities that arise every day in business. How to manage your time and stress. How to work successfully with diverse individuals. Hurtle through any challenge with Practical Wisdoms @ Work. Expand your skills, achieve your goals. Your career will never be the same. The tools you need are just pages away! 5 Star Amazon Rating. Where else you may have seen Lynn M. Whitbeck… USA Today, Huff Post, Chicago Tribune, and More!
The men around Volcanologist Lenaia Talavera have a habit of dying. As she struggles to process the tragedies, she pulls away from God and her boyfriend, Paleontologist Travis Perego. So when she’s called back to Mt. Rainier and the small town of Mayim to investigate an act of sabotage, she jumps at the chance to avoid her problems and solve the puzzle. Someone on the mountain has tampered with the early warning system for rising magma, but who would want to risk an eruption that could kill an entire town? Lenaia soon discovers that two women from town have disappeared. When she finds one of them dead on the mountain, she suspects the murder is related to the sabotage. As she digs deeper, the evidence leads her to a deserted part of the mountain and an explosive secret. Unsure of who to trust and with time running out, Lenaia must stop a deadly plan before a killer buries the town of Mayim in a cascade of evil.
The former Archangel of the arts, Lord Xuohs, has been deceiving dwellers of many lands in order to be allowed inside them. When Xuohs enters these lands, it redesigns these places in many ways, such as changing the color of the sky, repositioning rainbows, reforming flat oceans into fortresses, making frozen wastelands into festive paradises, manipulating gravity, and even creating new species. It does this by painting with its paintbrush on its wondrous canvas—everything Xuohs paints on this canvas becomes the reality of the land. Now it’s up to three young heroes, Asmund Cranite (wielder of the sword of the spirit), Tait Astron (user of astronomical miracles from above), and Eydis Virtue (summoner of three heavenly beasts), to step up and fight against this deceitful evil before it conquers the entire world without any resistance. They will journey through many lands that have been transformed by the archfiend’s magic, such as green oceans with giant anglerfishes, mystical forest-mountains with werewolf tree-nymphs, and valleys of rainbows and mysterious berries with talking coach roaches. The three young heroes face many challenges along their adventures, but who says they can’t have an absolute blast while doing it? They’ve never been more excited about anything in their entire lives. There has never been a quest like this and Asmund, Tait, and Eydis can’t wait to see what they’ll discover out in this massive world of awe and wonders.
Candace Parks lives a passionless life in Richmond, Virginia. The computer programmer returns to the empty family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains to evaluate her job, faith, and boyfriend. Her high school crush, star football player and prom king Trigg Alderman, is in Twisty Creek visiting his grandmother who lives next door to Candace’s family home. He doesn’t recognize her at first and remembers little about her. He’s not alone. Candace’s rekindled attraction to Trigg adds unexpected complications to finding her passions. Sorting her life out? How about nothing of the sort!
God wants your marriage to be a joy and blessing, but you must embrace the principles in His Word! Nearly everything in life comes with instructions--from the cell phones we use to the automobiles we drive. Yet when it comes to marriage, many people struggle without proper guidance. Couples experience pain and conflict when love and joy should flourish. The good news is there are instructions for marriage too, written by the One who created marriage. In Marriage God's Way, Pastor Scott LaPierre presents these biblical instructions combined with: Personal stories and application to daily life Explanations of the roles and responsibilities God has given husbands and wives Answers to common questions about godly love and how to show it, headship and submission, intimacy, and establishing an indestructible foundation for your relationship God intended marriage to be one of the greatest gifts on this side of Heaven. In Marriage God's Way, whether you are preparing for your wedding, newlyweds, or marriage veterans, you will learn the Recipe for a Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationship. Endorsed by prominent ministry leaders: "The reader will be richly rewarded!"--Tedd Tripp: Best-selling author of Shepherding a Child's Heart "This is what every marriage needs!"--Scott Brown: Founder of The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and author of A Theology of the Family "Scott LaPierre helps couples find the intimacy God intended!"--Reb Bradley: Founder of Family Ministr ...
Suddenly unemployed, Allie Masterson returns home to Cary, North Carolina where she caddies for her father on the PGA Seniors Tour. There, she encounters a man who possesses an alluring gift of reading the contours of the green. Fascinated with his uncanny ability, Allie is excited to meet the Green Whisperer—until she discovers that the easygoing caddy is actually Shoo Leonard, the boy who teased her relentlessly when they were kids. Despite Allie’s reservations, she agrees to use her sport science degree to become his trainer when Shoo sustains a hand injury—and then she falls for him. Shoo Leonard is grateful to Allie for her singular determination to get him ready for the PGA tour, but he isn’t ready for anything more. Still raw from a broken engagement and focused on his career, he’s content to be her fist-bumping buddy until the chemistry is undeniable. What seems like a happily-ever-after on the horizon takes a turn when Allie decides she’s become a distraction to Shoo’s career. Is it time for her to step away or can The Putting Green Whisperer find the right words to make her stay?
He’s no normal person—but that’s what intrigues her the most. And he likes the fact that he can’t deduce everything about her at first glance. She does things that aren’t recognizable—simply because these things are original. There’s something about these two that makes the other curious—and that curiosity is what unconsciously keeps them together longer than they’ve ever been with anyone else before. They share dreams of old-fashioned romances, but as irresistible as they find each other, can they wait that long? What about trust when their relationship gets more intimate? Can she accept vulnerability in exchange for the love that he wants to give her? And can he be patient with her when she starts doing insensible things that he doesn’t understand? Are they really meant to be like the universe keeps suggesting, or is all this a wishful fairy tale in their own minds?
Lizzie has lost everything she ever cared for in this world... how will she carry with no where to go and no one to turn to? Young and courageous Lizzie Ward sets off from Independence, Missouri with her family early one bright sunny morning with their worldly possessions packed tightly into the back of a prairie schooner wagon. Intending to follow the Oregon trail along with other pioneers, they cross the vast American Continent. They witness breathtakingly beautiful landscapes that conceal hidden threats waiting to catch them out unexpectedly. They encounter many hardships that test their resolve and push Lizzie beyond limits she never dreamed she was capable of. The family must reach Oregon in time to claim their share of government land if they are to succeed in building their own personal piece of heaven in the West. What does the journey hold for them?... Will they be able to make it to Oregon to claim their fertile Promised Land? Is Lizzie strong enough to cope with all that life in the wilderness will throw at her?
She must keep her family safe.
He thinks Jesus can be trusted.
Will they join their hearts in the new Millennium?
Santa Cruz County, California. Aahana marked the start of the Misery when her child and thousands of Christians were taken by alien Geebor. Seven miserable years later, after judgment and transport to a camp promising peace and safety, Aahana learns it was Jesus who took her child, killed her family, and now demands her trust and honor. But she can’t forget the past and won’t abandon her child. She’ll resist Jesus any way she can. But her bunker landlord bends her resolve with his new ideas and plans. What has come over Matt?
Matt spent the past seven years trying to impress Aahana. With his old friend—now thirty years younger—saying Jesus can be trusted, Matt’s convinced they have nothing to fear. But even as Aahana starts listening to him, she’s on a path to destruction if she won’t trust their new King. Can I save Aahana?
They want to trust each other, but Matt’s trust in Jesus and Aahana’s secret rebellion threatens to tear them apart.
Resuming Eden is a sweet romance set during the first week of the future biblical Millennium, the 1000-year reign of Jesus Christ. The story’s multicultural couple move from hand-holding to heart-racing flirtation, but remain chaste. One non-graphic reference to childhood sexual abuse. No profanity.
Welcome to Madison Creek Where Northern Hospitality Meets Southern Comfort A Contemporary Inspirational Romance Bekka Winters hung up the phone. Ethan, her brother, needed her help filming a music video for his new music production studio. She stared at her already packed bags. Why not? She’d just graduated from college and didn’t exactly have a job to go to. Besides, a music video might look good on her resume when she looked for real work. Stephen Gaines couldn’t believe Ethan had called him after their last blow up. They’d been music partners once. Stephen had ruined that. It was his expertise to wreck relationships especially those he had with women. Fortunately, Ethan didn’t know about him and Bekka. She was the one woman that had broken through to the deep parts of his heart. If only… how many times had he said that in the past? A fresh start is just what he needed. Bekka’s mind bubbled with ideas for Ethan’s studio. Not to mention she couldn’t wait to see Ethan and Haley, the woman who’d captured her brother’s heart. But when she pulled into the drive and saw the familiar fancy car that Stephen drove, her heart dropped. There was no way she’d let him back into her life.
Do you feel stuck and wish you were living in another story? You know the one, the story filled with happy relationships, where you love your career and have a sense of purpose as you make a life filled with meaning! What stories are you telling yourself? StoryJacking is a seven-step guide that offers a practical road map to your personal power. It is your doorway into profound self-awareness and the fundamental truth: You are whole, capable, resourceful, and creative. By getting curious, you can shift your brain from fear into learning and create the life you want. Coach and therapist Lyssa Danehy deHart brings twenty plus years of experience working with her stories as well as the stories of thousands of clients. Lyssa teaches her clients how to write new and powerful stories. In StoryJacking she reveals how clients can connect to their authentic self as she unlocks some of the most powerful super-secrets of the universe. Now she shares with you what you need to understand about your stories. How to navigate the inevitable plot twists that occur, be they large or small, so they won't stop you in your tracks. You'll learn how the way you view your life experiences comes from the stories you tell yourself. Lyssa will help you understand your mind and support you as you get curious about your stories. She will empower you to build a toolbox of skills that support you to transform your stories into successes. It's time to recognize the connections between the stories you tell y ...
Learning to love is like learning to fly . . . Lila finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all she needs—until a motorcycle-riding stranger roars up her driveway, invading her safe haven, throwing her life off-kilter, and forcing her to question everything. What exactly is he after, and what is he not telling her? In one intense night of desperation and revelation, Lila must confront her darkest fears—and hopefully discover that with faith and courage, shattered dreams can be restored, damaged hearts can love again, and broken wings can heal... maybe even fly. A clean, inspirational, sweet summer romance!
Diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis, a teenage boy is paralyzed from head to toe—trapped in his own mind. To cope with his imprisonment, he retreats to an imaginary world called his Mind Palace, but the lines between reality and time start to blur when he receives a new roommate—an old, outspoken, Jewish jazz musician with dementia.
Have you ever wondered why God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son in Genesis 22? The Angel stopped Abraham showing God did not intend for him to kill Isaac, but what did God desire? God wanted to test Abraham, and readers will discover the account primarily reveals: --In human terms what God would do with His Son two thousand years later --The many ways Abraham and Isaac are a picture of God and His Son --The tremendous love of God shown through Christ’s sacrifice Genesis 22 is not primarily about Abraham and Isaac. God and Jesus are the true and greater Father and Son shining forth in the account. Abraham did not spare his son but was willing to deliver him up for God. Likewise, God “did not spare His Son, but delivered Him up for us all” (Romans 8:32). Learn the remarkable parallels between God and Abraham, and Jesus and Isaac. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, the book is perfect for personal use or small groups. Endorsed by ministry leaders: --"I highly recommend this work that will deepen your appreciation for what the Father and Son went through. The excellent insights will encourage your soul."—Dr. Paul Benware—Professor, Pastor, Conference Speaker, and Author --“As a jeweler holds a gemstone and examines each priceless, shining facet, Pastor Scott holds high this picture of heaven’s sacrificial love and examines every detail.”—Cary Green—Senior Pastor, Speaker, Missionary, and Church Planter
Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma—distraction. Lexi can't fall for a small-town rancher when she's planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy—and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth…and with his heart?
Rebecca Dalton should feel like she has it all. A handsome husband who provides exceptionally well for her, two beautiful daughters, a life many envy. A normal day takes a wicked turn and Rebecca finds herself in a place where she has no control. Tragedy and fear threaten to replace faith and love. The Dalton family struggles to understand amid a whirlpool of emotion. What will Rebecca find at the end of her journey? Suspenseful and gripping, "End of Summer" offers a faith-based book to new and enduring Christians.
After serving six years in prison for the false charge of manslaughter in the death of his wife, Kurt Jansen must overcome a world of bitterness if he wants to start a new life. But his first priority is securing a restoration job to pay a private investigator to find the real killer and a lawyer to get his kids back. Hiring a convicted wife-killer isn't what kind-hearted Molly Finnerty bargains for as part of the prison ministry she supports. However, she begins to believe Kurt's claim of innocence and gradually finds a great deal to like about him—perhaps more to like than she should. Can they overcome the past and find forgiveness and love?
When he starts searching for answers, an assassin begins his own search—for him. In Tehran, while hiding out from the Iranian secret police, CIA officer, Titus Ray, finds shelter with a group of Iranian Christians. Compelled by their unwavering faith, the battle-hardened agent becomes a believer shortly before they smuggle him out of Iran to freedom in Turkey. Returning to the States, he discovers his Iranian mission failed because of political infighting within the Agency. After delivering a scathing indictment against the Deputy Director of Operations, he’s forced to take a year’s medical leave in Oklahoma. Before leaving Langley, however, he discovers a Hezbollah hit man has targeted him for assassination. Now, while trying to figure out what it means to be a follower of Christ, he must decide if the Iranian couple he meets in Oklahoma has ties to the man who's trying to kill him, and if Nikki Saxon, a beautiful local detective, can be trusted with his secrets.
Can you fall in love again when the love of your life has gone? A year ago on Christmas Eve, the love of Dara's life passed away in a tragic accident, leaving her with their three-year-old daughter. Though insurance paid off the house and provided the basics, there wasn't much left over. A car accident drained finances and cost her missed work. She's hoping for a chance to go back after the new year. But right now, it's Christmas Eve, there's no money for a tree, and everything Dara loves has been sold to survive. Will the holidays ever bring joy again? A knock on the door reveals a cop, with an unselfish gift that will change her entire life. A second-chance romance full of hope, so sweet there's not even a kiss...
Christ Condemned is a critical examination of the fundamental doctrines of Christianity, following in the long tradition of employing philosophy to understand and defend the teachings of Scripture. These doctrines are proven from the absolute necessity practical reason has for a solution to the problem of sin. This is inspired by the work of Immanuel Kant. As Kant proved that the existence of God is a necessary postulate of practical reason, to persevere in one's duty, so also the Incarnation and the Trinity are necessary to repent, to turn from sin to righteousness. These doctrines are illuminated in twelve propositions. Each proposition is first proven by reason, then by Scripture. The Scripture proofs not only demonstrate the doctrine itself, but also the reason for its truth.
Jammie Fabick, a mother of three, never dreamed she'd receive the phone call she did on February 8, 2014. She heard no cheery hello from the opposite end of the line, only her husband's voice relaying the two words that would change her world forever.
That's how the nightmare of losing her teenage daughter began---a nightmare that would go on to destroy everything Jammie ever knew about her life, her marriage and family.
Jammie shares the experiences, growth and pain of the never ending journey that is grieving the loss of a child. In this moving autobiography, experience one woman's renewal as she finds strength in God and herself, and discovers the endurance to build the bridge between losing a child and gaining an angel.
He's chasing his dreams. She's hiding from her past. Can a hometown fundraiser heal their broken hearts? Jace Scholte is determined to rise above his poverty-stricken childhood. Years after a real estate developer took him under his wing, Jace has a mission: return to his hometown of Sweet Creek and win the residents' support for a high-rise condo. He volunteers in a local fundraiser to melt their resistance, but he never expected he'd work side-by-side with the one who got away… Tess Kruger remembers the plan she and Jace constructed all those years ago. But try as she might, she can't forget the dark secret that caused her to run away from their potential future. When her high-school sweetheart returns, she keeps him at arm's length. She's still not ready to tell him why she abandoned a promising career… and him… Old flames reignite between Jace and Tess, though they find themselves questioning a past they thought they knew. For a second chance at love, they'll have to face the truth together… Close to His Heart is the third standalone book in the Sweethearts of Sweet Creek series, a collection of inspirational romance novels. If you like timeless romance, picturesque small towns, and stories of triumph over trauma, then you'll love Carolyne Aarsen's heartfelt story. Buy Close to His Heart to watch two broken hearts come together today!
What happened to Amy? Dana Lawrence doesn’t imagine when she buys the quaint Victorian house in the remote mountains of Colorado that her life will soon be in danger. She has heard the legend of Lelia Glenn and how she vanished in the 1800’s, but no one told her about the more recent disappearance of Amy Walden two years ago. On the night of her arrival, Dana spies someone digging on her land. The sheriff tells her that on the day Amy disappeared Glenndale’s jewelry store was robbed. Amy’s boyfriend, Donnie Thorpe, is still on the run, and his accomplice, Jed Hoyt, has just been released from prison. Bennett believes a third party masterminded the robbery--her handsome neighbor, Logan Rand. While Dana tries to beat the thieves to the stolen goods, she uncovers a grave. Threats and attempts on her life follow in rapid succession. Dana must identify the killer before she becomes the next vanished lady.
While on a book tour in Cambodia, author James Moore unwittingly seeks refuge in a brothel to escape a devastating flash flood. He and his translator witness the atrocities of girls forced into prostitution, including a young child with a special gift. Together, they fight to not only save the girls from the rising flood waters, but from the menacing brothel owner and his men.
She’s holding on to her late husband’s memory. He won’t let go of his secrets. Will an old flame light up a second chance at love? Kelsey Swain knows there’s no such thing as a knight in shining armor. Her late husband had one foot out the door when a mysterious accident left Kelsey a widow. Now her only chance to keep her and her young son afloat is to revitalize the family restaurant. She plans to do it all alone, even when her late husband’s business partner wanders back into the picture… Ben Dempsey has never been able to get Kelsey off his mind, but his traveling lifestyle didn’t mesh with the young mother’s important responsibilities. When he takes a job in Sweet Creek, he wonders if there’s a chance for them to reconnect. But when the flame still burns for the girl who got away, he’s not sure if he can give up his life’s work. Or if he can tell Kelsey the truth about her late husband… Can Ben and Kelsey face their past heartaches to find a new future together?
FROM THE AGES OF PIRATES IN THE CARIBBEAN TO THE FREE SPIRIT OF THE 1960s, a woman's journal spreads the hope of forgiveness and grace across the ages. Captured by the pirate Gaspar and held captive for ransom, Magdalena is taken from everything she knows.
What began as a welcome journey to the new Americas turned into a nightmare for the ship's young women. Unsure of what had become of the rest of the crew, Magdalena turned to her faith for guidance and survival.
In 1978, Spencer (Spence) Edwards hasn't been on a date in over a year and is ultra-picky about who hell ask out because he promised his mother he would honor God. But, in the annual wager with his best friend, the friend bets that if Spence asks Patti, the wealthiest and most beautiful girl in the senior class, she would refuse him three times. When a teacher partnered Patti with Spence in a class project, Spence ventures to ask her on a date. She says 'no' (Strike One).
But when forbidden circumstances again place them together, his stellar reputation takes a nosedive. Angry parents, horse rides, friends chanting rumors, semi-trucks, and snow storms generate friction that inserts a wedge between him and Patti. Romance must take a back seat while he sorts through a myriad of roadblocks to win the wager. God seems to have withdrawn, and after he's falsely accused of the unthinkable, he considers giving up … almost.
It took a 15-second play to bring his career to a halt for the season. It only took one second for her to bring his heart to a stop. A bone shattering hit sidelines Antoni Cahill from his top spot as the Scranton Sparrows top-rated kicker, but he is dealt a crushing blow with the news of his grandfather’s passing. To keep his grandmother happy Tony helps her relocate to her childhood town of Chance, VA. His growing suspicion of her true physical health causes him to seek out a nurse/companion for her while he’s away. The woman standing on their doorstep may be exactly what the doctor ordered for his grandmother, but she takes his breath away. For Meagan Rowe, Sweet Grove has been a place of refuge after the death of her twin brother. For years her decision to become a nurse practitioner was the only one that made sense, both to her heart and the financial preservation of her family. Her budding career and most recent client brings her face-to-face with the extremely handsome yet adorably awkward football star. It could be a match made in heaven if she wasn’t forced to keep his grandmother’s true health a secret or if his foundation hadn’t failed to help her family in their most desperate time of need. ***Formerly 'Love's Bittersweet Beginning' but with extended alternate ending***
Come home to Golden Creek, New Mexico where dreams of second chances come true and new romances are born. Stormy’s Rainbow When Stormy Knight returns to New Mexico, its to find that Chance Morgan, the chip-on-his-shoulder cowboy who rejected her ten years earlier, is still there…and she’s been fooling herself all this time by thinking she was over him. Chance longs for a family of his own, but when Stormy walks back into his life, he wonders why the Lord would bring back the only woman he’s ever loved and the one he’s sure he can never have? Both must learn to trust in the Lord to help them blend their two different worlds. But will they? To Heal a Cowboy’s Heart After her aunt suffers a stroke, Sierra Ramsey comes home to stay in Golden Creek, dreading to run into the man she’d once loved and then walked out on—without telling him why. Even though she thought she was doing the right thing for his sake, she’s lived to regret it. When Clint finds out that his mother-in-law has hired Sierra as a nanny to his daughter, he’s livid and is determined to find a way to let Sierra go. That is, until his young daughter takes to her in a way she’s never taken to anyone else and his in-laws accept her with open arms. It doesn’t take long until the two realize that they never stopped loving one another, but can they face the past and find a way back to what they once were, or will there be hearts left broken once more? A Cowboy’s Promise Trey Ramsey has been dreading going to see his best ...
In a complicated, busy world, do you feel overwhelmed and insignificant? The men, women, and children in these stories experienced love in ways they’d never have thought of, from people they might not normally have noticed, and in surprising places. These heartfelt stories will remind you that simple acts of love can make a lifetime of difference. “Uplifting, heart-warming, and invigorating. Life—real life! Precious, diverse, thought-provoking, worth every minute of it. A pure jewel!” —Claire de Burbure, MD, PhD, Medical & Environmental Health Teacher
"Be prepared to CRASH! What I love about this novel is the "REAL LIFE" aspect. We all plan out our futures and know EXACTLY how we want them to play out...well rarely does that happen." ~ HJ Bellus, USA TODAY bestselling author Prepare to make the BEST mistake of your life! You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life. Crash one we met. Crash two we fell in love. Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.
Clean, Christian slice-of-life women's fiction with romance. Every small town has its secrets. Darcy's have been locked up inside her since that last summer when she left Wimber, Texas, and the boy she loved, for a glitzy life in Los Angeles. Seven years later, her gran's passed away. Darcy's been named as the sole owner of the Tangled in Time antique store. Darcy can't wait to get back to the place where she’s always felt she belonged. But owning a business isn’t as easy as it seems. And sometimes the past is better left alone. But Darcy is determined to push forward, despite the obstacles that cross her path. And maybe even have another chance to be with the man who stayed behind.
Can I be, do and have whatever I want? Is ANYthing possible? The Bible says so. To those who believe. But how do I believe in something I don't know? This is where FAITH TO FORTUNE comes in. FAITH TO FORTUNE contains powerful and profound but simple-to-apply wisdom to bring about personal transformation. This book is for anyone - no matter who and no matter where - wishing to achieve freedom and greatness in all areas of life, whether financial, spiritual, mental or emotional. FAITH TO FORTUNE is for the faithful as well as those who wish to gain or strengthen their faith. No matter at what station you are in your life, the methods taught in this book will unlock in you the codes of success that have been used for millennia for manifesting desires with the incredible power of your own creative mind. FAITH TO FORTUNE is Yaron's first book in The Faith Mastery Series of mind-based interpretations of the Bible. Look for more of his fine work everywhere. "Extremely scholarly. The author's knowledge of the subject goes way beyond what I had expected." J. Willner "Yaron guides the reader through his interpretation of creation of self, enlightenment, and empowerment to create a better version of oneself. After reading Yaron's work ... I feel enlightened and determined to alter my behavior." LJHazy Yaron was born in Israel and moved to Vancouver, Canada with his family when he was a young boy. Yaron is passionate about what the Bible teaches about personal success and loves to share ...
"I never thought I would have reason to say to someone, 'Sorry I’m late, it took longer to dismember the goat than originally planned.'" I was twenty-six years old, worked at a well-paid job, rented a fantastic apartment, and enjoyed a large circle of friends. I had everything, except I didn’t. I couldn’t shake the feeling I was missing out on the experience of living. Part guidebook on culture and travel, part journey of self-discovery, this travelogue takes you on a backpacking adventure through Nepal and Thailand and provides a firsthand account of one volunteer’s experience teaching in a Nepali school and living with a devout Brahmin family. Trek with me through the bamboo forests and terraced mountaintops of eastern Nepal, take a wild river-rafting ride in class IV waters, go on an elephant ride and encounter a charging rhinoceros on jungle walks in Chitwan National Park, sea-kayak the surreal waters of Krabi, and snorkel in the Gulf of Thailand. Join me on some of the scariest bus rides you could imagine, explore beautiful and intriguing temples, experience religious rituals unknown to most Westerners, and visit mind-blowing places not mentioned in your typical travel guides. Notes of a Naive Traveler is a must-read for those interested in learning more about – or wishing to travel to – Nepal and Thailand. I hope it inspires you to see these amazing countries for yourself. Included in this book are twenty-five photos of Nepal and Thailand I took during my journey. This ...
She's fighting for her country. He's going to fight for her heart... Could they both end up winning? Taylor Hunt loves her Army life, but she hates being stationed in Anchorage. Her whole life she's longed for adventure, for a cause worth fighting for, to prove herself---and she isn't going to accomplish any of that so far away from the action. Alaskan born Noah Rockwell believes in taking it easy. The only thing standing in the way of his perfect bachelor life is the stupid cat his mother forced him to adopt. Still, from the very first moment he lays eyes upon Taylor, he knows she isn’t like other girls. Unfortunately, Taylor's only looking for a way to pass the time until her transfer request goes through. The last thing on her mind is love. Can Noah convince her that giving into love could be the greatest adventure either of them ever had? Find out in this sweet tale of love, adventure, and one very naughty kitty. Get your copy today!
A nurse and an ex-convict must put their differences aside to stop a drug ring in their town. When Marah’s mother goes missing and Tanner Evans shows up on her doorstep after all these years, how can she trust it isn’t him causing trouble for her family again? Unable to save one brother, Marah became a nurse to help save others. Who knew her younger brother would get caught up in drugs or that she’d find herself trapped between doing what is right or holding her family together? Would Tanner’s interference bring more grief to her already broken heart or can these two reckless hearts find a way to reconcile?
The Seventh Dimension Series Full Box Set includes The Door, The King, The Castle, The City, The Prescience, and The Howling. The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty-five book awards. "Time is an illusion until God's appointed time," is the major theme based on A.W. Tozer's quote in The Pursuit of God: "A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. God Himself is here waiting our response to His Presence. This eternal world will come alive to us the moment we begin to reckon upon its reality." The two young protagonists, Shale Snyder, an American, and Daniel Sperling, an Israeli, meet in the seventh dimension--a reality outside of time. Their love for each other is conflicted over their opposing spiritual beliefs that seem irreconcilable. The story covers many years as the young couple matures. The sixth book, The Howling, culminates with Biblical revelations concerning the future, Daniel's missing father, and a startling surprise. Allegory, foreshadowing, and symbolism are woven into the Seventh Dimension Series, and the heroism of the two protagonists is meant to inspire the reader. Love and forgiveness are virtues that both protagonists must learn. The Seventh Dimension Series begins in Atlanta, Georgia, but quickly moves to Israel. The reader soon finds himself immersed in the first century, and stories from the life of Jesus Christ intersect the story plot outside o ...
Following a stalking incident, Livvy Fischer’s life has become derailed. Having sung for audiences since she was a child, the classically trained opera soprano is now terrified to sing publicly. Stuck in a dead-end job, she musters the courage to audition for Opera San Jose. Though she starts strong, the audition is a disaster. She decides to begin with a smaller goal—she’ll try singing at her church. Partly due to a mix-up, partly to her crush on the young pastor leading the outreach, Livvy joins a worship team bound for the chapel at San Quentin. When a riot breaks out, she is separated from her pastor and the rest of her church group, sheltered by a Christian inmate. Though the plan is to keep hidden and ride out the storm, Livvy becomes the obsession of a serial killer. Livvy must rely upon God, find her own courage, and trust a small cadre of protectors as she flees the hunter, escapes burning buildings, and hatches schemes to get herself and the others rescued. Yet, through all of the uncertainty and danger, the biggest surprise Livvy encounters is her feelings for her inmate rescuer.
Addison Morgan has spent years ignoring the broken pieces of her past that etched deep scars in her heart, scars that left her vulnerable to remain in a relationship with an unfaithful boyfriend. Her feelings for him have been fading for months, and after he betrays her again while she’s still hurting over the untimely death of her sister, Addison causes a car accident involving a teenage girl. Police Officer Logan Tant is devastated when his sister’s in an accident involving a drunk driver. And he’s determined to bring the driver to justice. When he finds out the driver has befriended his sister and family, his anger escalates. It isn’t until he meets Addison face-to-face that the truth becomes blurred and there’s an unstoppable connection that draws him to her. When Addison falls for Logan, her ex-boyfriend seeks to reclaim her at all costs, leaving her abused and with a life-altering choice to make that will change the course of her relationship with Logan and both of their lives forever. Tender and emotionally stirring, Shattered Treasure is a tale that reminds us that mercy can mold the most broken of hearts and hope can lead to new journeys that arise from shattered beginnings.
A heart broken twice by love and family. Can a trip to the ranch give her a second chance with both? Sheryl Kyle isn’t the trusting type. After all, her abusive late husband and her disapproving stepfather haven’t given her much reason to feel otherwise. But when a rugged rancher named Mark seeks her out she learns her stepfather is on his deathbed. And his dying wish is for her to return to Sweet Creek for one last chance to reconcile… Mark can’t help but be fascinated by Sheryl. Despite hearing the worst about her from her stepbrother, he’s drawn to the hauntingly beautiful woman. When his ranching partner suffers an injury at the worst possible time, he’s surprised and delighted that Sheryl agrees to work by his side… As Sheryl and Mark’s friendship deepens, she suppresses her growing feelings toward him. Can she forgive her family and herself before Mark too becomes a man of her past? Homecoming is the first book in the Sweet Creek Series of Christian romances. If you like chemistry on the ranch, moving tales of redemption, and second chances, then you’ll love Carolyne Aarsen’s tale of old wounds and new loves. (If you are a fan of Karen Kingsbury and Robin Lee Hatcher you’ll love this story of old wounds and new loves) Buy Homecoming today to rediscover the sweetness of life at Sweet Creek.
He was lonely. She was desperate and answered his letter for a mail order bride. Oh, did I forget to tell you she had 10 children? Yeah, she didn't tell him either. A heartwarming historical romance that will leave you smiling. Rachel held the letter in her hand as she watched the banker come up the lane. He was taking the farm. Wasn't it enough she'd been widowed 2 years ago. Worse, good meaning townspeople wanted her to disperse her ten children to families who needed them. She had to keep her family together. The letter from the judge in Montana. Her only hope of keeping her family together was to go west to Montana as a mail order bride. Judge Solomon Taggart groaned at having to referee a dispute between the two feuding families. That even their children were at each other made him doubt the wisdom of sending that letter to the widow in Minnesota. She had children. She didn't say how many, and he hadn't asked. He grabbed his rifle and swung up in the saddle, praying there'd be no bloodshed. And then he prayed he'd been wise to send that letter.
Naomi & Jason Sanders, move to Pacific Cove Ranch shortly after their wedding. Prior to her graduation from college, Naomi’s younger sister is killed in a hit and run accident. Naomi is having a hard time accepting her loss, and the isolation of her new surroundings bring a new type of terror; haunted visions that keep her on edge terrifying her. Is Naomi being tormented by her own inner demons or some new type of ghostly visions that haunt the Pacific Cove Ranch? Can she survive or will they drive her mad? Can she convince her family that she isn’t just grieving for her sister, but that these ghosts are trying to tell her about a secret she is supposed to discover? Will she figure it out and prove to her family she isn’t imagining things?
Do you ever feel like you could do more with your life, but you don't know where to start? After Dave comes out of the hospital, he goes to spend some time with Aunt Sally and his world begins to radically change. As his new mentor, Aunt Sally shows him how to start looking at the world in a totally different way and guides him to become aware of opportunities rather than challenges. This book will show you that once you change the way you look at things, your mind will never return to its previous way. Mind to Mind Conversation has one purpose: To help you make your dream come true, no matter how big that dream might be. To change your life you need the desire to change and the commitment to make that change possible through action. This book will take you on a journey where you will see how successful people think and act and it will help start you on the path to a new life.
An Inspirational Christian Romance. A Modern-Day Beauty and the Beast Novel. What if you fell in love with the same man who wanted to fire you? Billionaire Sawyer Drake made it abundantly obvious he didn’t want an assistant. Traumatized by a fatal accident, he stayed to himself, shunned human contact, and would rather die than open up to another person—much less a beautiful college woman. His inner wounds ran deeper than the scars on his face. When Ivy Wolfe ran away to Alabama to nurse a broken heart, the last thing she expected was to fall in love again. She needed a job to support her college expenses, and even though the salary for an assistant position in the home of a billionaire appeared too good to be true, she ignored the red flags and charged ahead. With insecurities of her own to overcome, she found working for a self-absorbed recluse much harder than she anticipated. Determined to get through to Sawyer, Ivy wrote a letter that would change the course of their relationship. But finding love with Sawyer was like playing with fire. Would she regret the day she hired on as his assistant? Or would she find the love of her life?