Sneak Peek

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

SNEAK PEEK: I Tried Until I Almost Died


sneak-peak_1852 Tired of trying to measure up?

Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation.

Click here to download an excerpt from I Tried Until I Almost Died. 

Tired of trying to measure up?

Trade your anxiety and frustration for rest and relaxation.

 Many of us believe that in order to please God, we have to be perfect. It’s an easy lie to buy into. In a culture that emphasizes accomplishment and ever-higher goals, we feel driven to do more, achieve more, be more. And we get caught up in the unforgiving treadmill of self-imposed rules, believing that we should, we need to, we must.

 The result? Anger, frustration, and anxiety that keep us far away from the life of peace that Jesus promised.

 For years, Sandra McCollom lived in this trap. Finally worn out from striving for perfection but constantly feeling like a failure, one day she prayed in desperation, begging God for help. God answered Sandra by setting her on a life-changing journey to discover the riches of His grace.

 In I Tried Until I Almost Died, Sandra shares how she left behind her burden of anxiety and fear and shows you how to experience for yourself the freedom of trusting solely in the perfecting power of God’s grace.  

 

SNEAK PEEK – Miss Brenda and the Loveladies


sneak-peak_1852 Sometimes Hope Is the Greatest Gift of All

Click here to download an excerpt from Miss Brenda and the Loveladies. 

Brenda Spahn was a businesswoman who wouldn’t take no for an answer when she discovered that God wouldn’t either. When she invited seven hardened parolees into her southern mansion, she expected to house them, not love them. But her reluctant decision to serve women prisoners developed into a career, a calling, and a ministry that has helped thousands of women leave prison for good.

 In the tradition of The Blind Side, this remarkable true story shows the power of living out our calling, the beauty of God’s mercy, and why loving others always changes us first.

SNEEK PEEK: When Grace Sings


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When trouble roars into quiet Arborville, Alexa and Anna-Grace find themselves the target for discord and exposed secrets. Can they continue to seek the God of all grace amidst the fog of confusion?

Click here to download an excerpt from When Grace Sings. 

Alexa Zimmerman wonders if the Old Order Mennonite community in Arborville, Kansas will ever fully accept her. Her family roots here aren’t what anyone thought when she first arrived, but she is hopeful that her culinary and hospitality skills will win the skeptics over. The bed-and-breakfast she’s operating needs to succeed so Alexa agrees to allow Briley Forrester, the hotshot reporter from Chicago, to stay as a long-term boarder not knowing his real motives for being amongst the Plain folk.

But when Alexa agrees to host her cousin Anna-Grace Braun, the presence of extended family brings out Alexa’s insecurities and sets Briley on the trail to uncovering a web of hidden truths.

Plans for a secure future and the sweetness of young romance hang in the balance when Alexa and Anna-Grace have to face that their secrets are interconnected, binding the two in ways they could not have imagined. They must trust in a loving, heavenly Father and His plan for their futures.

 

SNEEK PEEK: The Power of a Half Hour by Tommy Barnett


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 Turn your fleeting minutes into defining moments.

Click here to download chapter one of The Power of a Half Hour.

What can you do in 30 minutes? Have lunch? Watch television? Check Facebook?
How about change your life? Why do some people achieve far more than others? We all get the same 24 hours in a day, yet a special few seem to have superhuman abilities when it comes to accomplishing great things in life. Tommy Barnett, a proven master at “getting things done,” says the key to maximizing your productivity is to make use of small, manageable moments in your day—just 30 minutes at a time.

Click here to download chapter one of The Power of a Half Hour.

SNEEK PEEK: Divine Applause by Jeff Anderson


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How Will God Make Himself Known to You? 

Click here to download chapter one of Divine Applause. 

How do we have a relationship with a God we can’t see? There must be more to the Christian life than silence, and more to God than a vacant stare.

 Divine Applause weaves together biblical insights and personal stories that illustrate the surprising ways God connects with us. Let Jeff Anderson show you how to use your spiritual senses to experience God.

  • Sense God’s personal attention in unmistakable ways.
  • Cultivate a constant awareness of God’s presence.
  • Enjoy the reward of secrets between you and God.
  • Take risks to break out of a status-quo life and connect more directly with God.
  • Discover the intensity of God’s interest in you.

 

You don’t have to settle for a distant walk with God. He wants you to know that He notices—and that He delights in you. 

Click here to download chapter one of Divine Applause.

 

SNEAK PEEK: Kanae Vujicic Talks About “The Spark”


sneak-peak_1852Kanae Vujicic on the First Time She Saw Nick and Feeling “The Spark.”

Click here to download an excerpt from Love Without Limits. 

“There was definitely a spark and a strong attraction from the first moments I locked eyes with Nick… Nick tells everyone that when he was speaking that day back in 2010, he looked out into the crowd, locked eyes with me, and had to force himself to look away.”

Kanae had 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.

SNEAK PEEK: Nick Vujicic on Daring to Trust the Heart


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Nick Vujicic shares about dating Kanae and how they each felt from his book Love Without Limits.

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? In this excerpt from their new book, Love Without Limits, Nick shares how insecurities can make or break a relationship.

SNEAK PEEK: Heavens to Betsy by Beth Pattillo


Thankfully, it’s just not possible to keep a good woman down. For as Betsy ponders her love life and her vocational call, she finds that she just might reconcile her clerical robe with high heels and the right shade of lipstick, after all.

Read chapter 1 of Heavens to Betsy by Beth Pattillo!

Now a motion picture called Heavenly Match airing on October 12, 2014 at 7 PM (EST) on UP TV!

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.

 

SNEAK PEEK: hand in Hand by Randy Alcorn


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If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose?
But if God is not sovereign, how can he be God?

Click here to download chapter one of hand in Hand.

In hand in Hand, Randy Alcorn says that the traditional approach to this debate has often diminished our trust in God and his purposes. Instead of making a one-sided argument from select verses, Alcorn examines the question in light of all Scripture. By exploring what the whole Bible says about divine sovereignty and human choice, hand in Hand helps us…

Click here to download chapter one of hand in Hand.

 
 

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