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Join the Launch Team for Rich Villodas’ Book, GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL AND KIND

Join the launch team for Rich Villodas’ new book, Good and Beautiful and Kind.

This book was written with a deep passion to see our personal lives and relationships marked by greater wholeness amidst the fractures of our society. In this book Rich covers some pretty heavy themes—themes we all must wrestle with if we are going to be mature and loving followers of Jesus. He touches on:

  • A fresh angle to understand Sin
  • The importance of confronting Powers and Principalities
  • The pervasive nature of Trauma
  • The surprising way Contemplative Prayer moves us towards wholeness
  • How Humility is the greatest virtue we must cultivate
  • What it means to be a Calm and Curious Presence
  • A reappraisal of Forgiveness
  • How to work through our Conflicts
  • What it means to be people of Justice

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Sneak Peek: A DUDE’S GUIDE TO BABY SIZE by Taylor Calmus (Dude Dad)

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The viral video star behind Dude Dad offers a humorous and heartfelt guide to helping expectant fathers survive and thrive during the wild ride that is forty weeks of pregnancy.

Numerous apps and books exist to help expectant parents understand their baby’s development by comparing their unborn child to a raspberry or a stalk of broccoli, but Taylor Calmus takes issue with that. First off, your baby is not some wimpy little vegetable. Your baby is a hardcore little lug nut who is straight-up growing organs on a weekly basis. Second, how big is a stalk of broccoli? And what the heck is a kumquat? Clearly this situation calls for a better approach. Enter . . . A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size.

At week nine, your little shredder resembles [ … ]

Sneak Peek: GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL AND KIND by Rich Villodas

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An invitation to love like Jesus and step beyond distraction and division into the joy we long to experience—from the author of The Deeply Formed Life, winner of the Christianity Today Book Award

We long for a good life, a beautiful life, a kind life. But clearly that’s not the world we live in. We carry the stress of our fractured world in our bodies and relationships. Families that once gathered around tables have converted those tables into walls. Hostility, rage, and offense is the language of our culture.

How did we lose goodness, kindness, and beauty? And more important, how do we get them back into our lives? These are the two questions crying out in our streets, homes, churches, and from deep within our souls.

Pastor and author Rich Villodas [ … ]

Book Trailer: CREATOR IN YOU by Jordan Raynor

With engaging rhyme and stunning illustrations, this picture book sparks readers’ imaginations with the big idea that God created human beings to make, model, and work like Him.

The Creator in You is a book that children, graduates, and even many adults will treasure for a lifetime. This fresh perspective on the creation account from the Bible’s first book, Genesis, helps readers see that “the sixth day” wasn’t the end of creation—it was “just the beginning.”

“Before His day off, God had one more to-do. On His sixth day creating, God chose to make you.” God made kids to create like he does—by filling the world with sand castles and s’mores today, and businesses and books tomorrow. Through [ … ]

Book Trailer: BARE TREE AND LITTLE WIND by Mitali Perkins

A lyrical, captivating retelling of the Palm Sunday and Easter story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Rickshaw Girl, that is sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith.

Little Wind and the trees of Jerusalem can’t wait for Real King to visit. But Little Wind is puzzled when the king doesn’t look how he expected. His wise friend Bare Tree helps him learn that sometimes strength is found in sacrifice, and new life can spring up even when all hope seems lost.

This story stands apart for its imagination, endearing characters, and how it weaves Old Testament imagery into Holy Week and the promise of Jesus’s triumphant return. While the youngest readers [ … ]

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