Sneak Peek

Each month, WaterBrook Multnomah gives readers a sneak peek into an upcoming title. See below for our most recent peek.

SNEEK PEEK: Nick on Daring to Trust the Heart


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Nick Vujicic’s Story of Finding True Love

Click here to download an excerpt from Love Without Limits. 

“Despite my optimism about other parts of life, I decided that love in this world had limits after all. I’d become convinced that no woman would want to marry such an obviously imperfect man as me….”

Later, when Nick realized that God had a purpose for him, his life took on new meaning.  But after a long-term relationship ended in heartache, would he ever find someone to marry?

Kanae experienced relationships based on superficial attraction, but she longed to find a mate with strong character and faith—a man who would be a godly husband and father.

When Nick and Kanae met in the most amazing way, they realized that God—the ultimate Matchmaker– had used even their discouraging and painful experiences to prepare them for each other…for the love of their life.

CBN News: Pastor Tells Congregation to Get Packing


CBN News featured Kerry and Chris Shook, authors of Be the Message and founders of The Woodlands Church near Houston, for cutting church services in half recently so the congregation could participate in an effort to package up food items to be shipped to West Africa.  The special Sunday packing session was a kick off to the nationwide “Be the Message Sunday” where churches around the country will shorten services on Sunday, November 16 to do service projects and be living examples of the Gospel  in their communities.  For more information or to sign up for “Be the Message Sunday,” visit Be the Message Sunday

 To view the CBN News story, go to here.

NEWS: “In This House We Will Giggle” Author Tackles Selfishness on “Good Day Orlando”


In This House We Will Giggle author Courtney DeFeo discusses practical tips to helping your children from being focused on selfies…to becoming unselfish…on ”Good Day Orlando.” 

As wife and mother of two, DeFeo was inspired to write an idea-packed book for parents filled with motivating reflections, real-life stories and creative ways to help parents turn their kids’ hearts toward God.

To watch, click here.

 

NEWS: “A Short Walk to the Edge of Life” Featured on “The 700 Club”


“The 700 Club” features Scott Hubbartt, author of Short Walk to the Edge of Life, as he retells his real-life adventure of being hopelessly lost in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

As  a trained military survivalist, Hubbartt found himself starving, dehydrated and struggling to stay alive, stating, “I was way beyond my limits.”

To find out more about Hubbartt’s story, click here.

SNEAK PEEK – Love Without Limits by Nick and Kanae Vujicic


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It Doesn’t Take a Perfect Person to Find a Perfect Love

Click here to download chapter one of Love Without Limits.

Even though he was born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic created a “ridiculously good life.” But after dating disappointments and a failed relationship, he reached his mid-twenties worried that he would never find a woman to love him and share his life. 
 
Then Nick met Kanae and everything changed.  But even with undeniable chemistry, they would have to navigate twists and turns worthy of a romantic comedy before becoming “one” in marriage. 
 
 In Love Without Limits Nick and Kanae tell how they improbably found each other, fell in love, and then fought to overcome skepticism from others about their relationship. Filled with practical insights that will benefit any couple, this inspiring book describes a godly courtship and the early years of the Vujicics’ marriage and parenting journey.
 
Above all, Love Without Limits is an inspiring reminder that when Christ is at the center of a relationship—even with serious challenges—true love will triumph.

Click here to download chapter one of Love Without Limits.

 

 
 

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Nick Vujicic Named One of 33 Leaders Shaping the Next Generation


International evangelist and founder of Life Without Limbs, Nick Vujicic, appeared in Christianity Today’s cover story “33 Under 33.” The article highlights 33 leaders who are shaping future generations. Vujicic was included because of his inspiring message of overcoming difficult circumstances. Born without arms or legs, Vujicic now travels the globe to share his encouraging message. In 2013 Vujicic traveled to 25 countries as part of his World Tour Outreach, and reached an estimated 400 million people through his speaking events and through broadcast media.

His newest book, Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and Other Stuff That Keeps You Down) helps readers develop a bully defense system by building strength from the inside out.

Go here to read the full list.

NEWS: Marriage Champion Shaunti Feldhahn Interviews with Focus on the Family


Shaunti Feldhahn, author of  The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages and The Good News About Marriage , was featured in a Focus on the Family broadcast titled ‘Uncovering the Secrets to A Happy Marriage I-II‘. The two-part broadcast, airing on June 23rd and 24th, covers the tips and tricks in Feldhahn’s book The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference.

In the interview, Feldhahn explains, “It’s so easy for us to say, well, our goal shouldn’t be to be happy, it should be to be holy… The problem with that is we get to the idea that they’re mutually exclusive.” One of the main things couples can do to be happy, according to Feldhahn’s findings, is to “believe the best of your spouse’s intentions when you’re hurt.” Happy couples, she claims, have learned how to talk themselves out of being upset and mad, instead choosing a more positive perspective.

“It’s so easy to focus on our problems to try and fix them…but that means you’re only focusing on the problems,” Feldhahn explains. “Let’s look at what the happy marriages have to teach us and celebrate that and say it’s possible.”

The full interview is available to stream online at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio. You can also listen to it at any time after the air date at http://tinyurl.com/lomlypw.

NEWS: Miss Brenda and the Loveladies Featured on Life Today


Brenda Spahn and Shay Curry appeared on “Life Today” on May 20 to share their story as told in Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption. Go here to watch Brenda explain her calling to start a “whole-way” house for women prisoners and Shay tell her powerful testimony of hope and transformation.

NEWS: Shaunti Feldhahn Interviews on FOX News


Shaunti Feldhahn, author of The Good News About Marriage:Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce, interviewed with “FOX & Friends” to discuss some of the depressing myths about marriage and divorce that pervade our culture. She explains that belief in these false statistics is discouraging to marriages that can actually make it.

To watch the interview, click here.


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