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NEWS: Sigmund Brouwer Receives Alberta Reader’s Choice Award

Best-selling author Sigmund Brouwer has received the 2015 Alberta Reader’s Choice Award for his historical novel Thief of Glory (WaterBrook Press). Sponsored by the Edmonton Public Library, the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award is given annually for the best fiction or narrative non-fiction book written by an Alberta author.

“In Thief of Glory, for the first time in two decades of writing, Sigmund Brouwer took on the challenge of bringing a powerful family story to the page. We are so pleased to see this amazing novel again recognized for its excellence and, particularly, by readers in Alberta,” said Shannon Marchese, Senior Editor at WaterBrook Press.

 Thief of Glory, a sweeping story that combines World War II romance and intrigue in the Pacific naval theater, was inspired by Brouwer’s parents’ experience during World War II.

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NEWS: “No Fear” Author Tony Perkins on Fox’s “The Kelly File”

Tony Perkins, author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth (WaterBrook Press)discussed the state of religious freedom in America and the true stories of young people he interviewed for his book on Fox’s “The Kelly File.” 

No Fear combines biblical instruction with 11 remarkable true stories of young, ordinary believers who have a taken a stand for biblical truth. “I wrote No Fear to inspire a new generation of followers of Jesus Christ to be bold in living out their Christian faith in the face of intense spiritual, cultural and political opposition,” Perkins says.

View the interview here.

NEWS: “No Fear” Author Tony Perkins on “Fox & Friends”

Tony Perkins, author of No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth (WaterBrook Press)discussed the true stories of young people he interviewed for his book on Fox and Friends. He was joined by American Idol contestant Moriah Peters, whose story he includes in his book. 

No Fear combines biblical instruction with 11 remarkable true stories of young, ordinary believers who have a taken a stand for biblical truth. “I wrote No Fear to inspire a new generation of followers of Jesus Christ to be bold in living out their Christian faith in the face of intense spiritual, cultural and political opposition,” Perkins says. 

 

 

SNEAK PEEK – Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

Ariana’s comfortable Old Order Amish world is about to unravel. Will holding tightly to the cords of family keep them together—or simply tear them apart?

Click here to download an excerpt from Ties That Bind. 

Twenty-year-old Ariana Brenneman loves her family and the Old Ways. She has two aspirations: open a café in historic Summer Grove to help support her family’s ever-expanding brood and to keep any other Amish from being lured into the Englisch life by Quill Schlabach. 
 
Five years ago Quill, along with her dear friend Frieda, ran off together, and Ariana still carries the wounds of that betrayal. When she unexpectedly encounters him, she soon realizes he has plans to help someone else she loves leave the Amish.  
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Despite how things look, Quill’s goal has always been to protect Ariana from anything that may hurt her, including [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Do Hard Things by Alex Harris and Brett Harris

A generation stands on the brink of a “rebelution”

 Click here to download chapter one of Do Hard Things.

Most people don’t expect you to understand what we’re going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don’t expect you to care. And even if you care, they don’t expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don’t expect it to last. We do. – Alex and Brett

Do Hard Things is the Harris twins’ revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.

Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Good Things by Kevin Gerald

Take a fresh look around you with eyes that cut through the daily distortions and see the undeniable and extravagant goodness of God. 

 Click here to download chapter one of Good Things.

There are certain messages today, both outside and inside the church, that have tainted the true message of God’s favor. The reality is God isn’t obligated to provide good things for us—but He wants to! This is your opportunity to adopt a favor-minded mentality and realize that God’s favor, like His grace, is unearned, limitless, and never-ending. And, it’s for us!

In Good Things, Kevin Gerald invites you to become a good finder.

This book will equip you to:
●    Discover that the goodness of God exceeds the pain of life’s hardship.
●    Know how to keep your mind on God’s favor not your failure.
●    Recognize [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: SAFE HOUSE by Joshua Straub

Parenting isn’t rocket science, it’s just brain surgery. 

And Dr. Joshua Straub has good news for you: You can do it!

 Click here to download chapter one of  Safe House.

You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posture from which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting.

Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world!

In Safe House, Dr. Straub draws from his extensive research and personal experience to help you:

SNEAK PEEK: From Pain to Power by Mary Ellen Mann

Sexual violation was not your choice, but recovery is.

Click here to download chapter one of  From Pain to Power.

As a survivor of sexual trauma, you’ve likely experienced feelings of shame and confusion, and weakening of your faith and trust. It may feel like no one understands. And each day you’re simply trying to survive.

But the reality is you are meant for much more than survival. You are born with the right to use the pain as a point of power and reclaim what was taken without permission—your true identity.

Author Mary Ellen Mann understands. She’s been there. In From Pain to Power, she weaves personal story and years of research and counseling experience to provide comfort and respect, biblical insight, guided imagery, and self-care strategies. She will help you: