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SNEAK PEEK: MIRIAM by Mesu Andrews

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The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.

But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel

and the messenger of El Shaddai.

When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.

At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.

Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: (Un)Qualified by Steven Furtick

Read the first chapter of (Un)Qualified.

Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.

In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.

This is a book about understanding your identity in [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

The Prodigal Is Coming Home

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It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.

He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Hope Unfolding by Becky Thompson

God’s love, plans, and promises for you are forever unfolding.

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  I get it, Momma. I totally get it.

 Every day you wake up and try your very best. You love, give, and pour out your life for the ones who call you Momma. But no matter how much you offer, there are still days you feel as though you come up short. You worry, Am I loving these babies enough? Is this ever going to get easier? Why does it seem like I am the only one who cannot balance it all?

Sometimes, we just need hope (and maybe a long uninterrupted nap). We need someone to help tune our hearts to [ … ]

Religion News Service: Scot McKnight’s Take on Heaven, Both Fact & Fiction

Religion News Service Columnist Jonathan Merritt discusses with New Testament Scholar Scot McKnight the facts and the fiction about Heaven. Although interest in the afterlife remains a popular topic, stories of near-death experiences have come under new skepticism and slowed in sales momentum. Merritt interviews McKnight about the his book The Heaven Promise and what the Bible actually has to say or doesn’t say about Heaven.  Read the full story here.

 

WaterBrook Multnomah Partners with Mark Batterson for “Chase the Lion”

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Much Anticipated Sequel to In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day Set for Fall 2016

Bestselling author Mark Batterson has signed a major book deal with WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, for a follow-up title to his book “In a Pit with Lion on a Snowy Day.” Titled Chase the Lion: If Your Dream Doesn’t Scare You, It’s Too Small, the book is scheduled to release from Multnomah on September 6, 2016, in print, digital and audio formats.

Batterson, author of more than a dozen bestselling books, including The New York Times bestseller The Circle Maker, is the lead pastor of National Community [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: Amish Christmas at North Star by Cindy Woodsmall

One night four lives entered the world by the hands of an Amish midwife, just outside North Star, Pennsylvania. 

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Rebekah’s babies, as they are called, are now grown adults and in four heartwarming novellas each young person experiences a journey of discovery, love, and the wonder of Christmas.

Guiding Star by Katie Ganshert

Curiosity gets the best of Englisher Chase Wellington when he investigates the twenty-five-year-old disappearance of an Amish baby. When he finds adventurous Elle McAllister in Iowa will his discoveries upend her world?

Mourning Star by Amanda Flower

Eden Hochstetler slips from her parents’ fudge shop to investigate the death of her friend Isaac Yoder.  Who is guilty? Isaac’s handsome great nephew Jacob, an angry Englisher, or someone else?

In the Stars by Cindy Woodsmall

Kore [ … ]

New Cover for “Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away” Ahead of Latest Star Wars Film

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., December 11, 2015 WaterBrook Multnomah recently announced a repackage of Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (WaterBrook Press) by Timothy Paul Jones. First published in 2003, Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is an exploration of the parallels between Christian faith and the original six Star Wars films. The new cover appeals to both new and old fans eager to understand all aspects of the Star Wars universe as they anticipate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the series, on December 18, 2015.

Jones was first captivated by the story of Star Wars when he saw the film as a child from the backseat of his parents’ Ford Pinto. “It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a [ … ]