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Sneak Peek: HUMAN(KIND) by Ashlee Eiland

Read the first few chapters of Human(Kind).

From a talented storyteller, peacemaker, and advocate comes a powerful invitation to bridge the canyons of difference and disunity that exist all around us.

In Human(Kind), Ashlee Eiland shares her compelling story of being a black woman living on two sides of the fence: as the token black girl in majority-white spaces, and as the “whitewashed” black girl in majority black spaces. As she discovers her own unique worth through these recollections, Ashlee learns that extending radical kindness toward every person–regardless of their social status, political views, or religious beliefs–gives us hope and rekindles our common humanity.

With grace and humility, Ashlee invites you to chart your own formative journey and recognize your inherent value, cultivating empathy so you can see the image of God in your most difficult neighbors.

Sneak Peek: BLAZE OF LIGHT by Marcus Brotherton

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For fans of Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge comes the powerful true story of a Medal of Honor recipient who faced more than his fair share of battles—and overcame them through perseverance and faith.
 
“What Gary Beikirch did to receive his medal is unforgettable—and the story of what he overcame afterward is as big and moving as they come.”—Gary Sinise
 
After dawn the siege began. It was April 1, 1970, and Army Green Beret medic Gary Beikirch knew the odds were stacked against their survival. Some 10,000 enemy soldiers sought to obliterate the twelve American Special Forces troops and 400 indigenous fighters who stood fast to defend 2,300 women and children inside the village of Dak Seang. For his valor and selflessness during the ruthless siege, Beikirch would be awarded [ … ]

Sneak Peek: BEAUTIFUL RESISTANCE by Jon Tyson

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In a time of compromise and disillusionment, a New York City pastor sounds the call for a movement of beautiful resistance.

We live in a time when our culture is becoming increasingly shallow, coarse, and empty. Radical shifts in the areas of sexuality, ethics, technology, secular ideologies, and religion have caused the once-familiar landscape of a generation ago to be virtually unrecognizable.

Yet rather than shine as a beacon of light, the church often is silent or accommodating. This isn’t a new phenomenon. During World War II, pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was deeply troubled by the compromise in the German church. Their capitulation to the Nazi party brought shame and dishonor to the gospel. In response, he helped create an underground movement of churches that trained disciples and ultimately sought to renew [ … ]

Sneak Peek: READY TO RISE by Jo Saxton

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A powerful call to step into your full potential that biblically affirms the need for women to rise up and work together to make a better world.

In this particular cultural moment, where the momentum of #MeToo meets raised voices over injustice in wage equality and minority representation, popular speaker and podcaster Jo Saxton wants to move women beyond disempowerment. Instead, she draws women together to grow their grit and to establish new partnerships that will have a powerful chain effect.

Ready to Rise tackles the real-life issues women face—workplace harassment, sexism, low self-esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds—while providing meaningful wisdom from Jo’s own journey to leadership. Added to this personal reflection are stories of empowered women from the Bible. Jo then calls on readers to invest in the [ … ]

Sneak Peek: UNVEILING THE PAST by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Mysteries, family secrets, and learning to love and trust again rest at the heart of this contemporary novel from the best-selling author of Bringing Maggie Home.

Newlyweds and cold case detectives Sean and Meghan Eagle have been given the task of investigating the twenty-years-past disappearance of a husband and father, Anson Menke. A judge ruled that the missing man chose to leave the country and abandon his family, but his wife wouldn’t concede that he left his family nor declare him dead. Their mother now gone, his children want answers.

As Sean and Meghan follow the man’s last known steps, they also involve themselves in a more personal inquiry: locating Meghan’s biological father. But as Meghan struggles to balance her work and her new role as a wife, she becomes terrified [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THERE IS MORE by Brian Houston

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Founder and Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, Brian Houston shows readers how with God’s power, they can believe and achieve a life that exceeds every expectation. Now in trade paper, There Is More is about fulfilling the God-given mandate to maximize and expand the abundant potential in our lives–and giving Him all the glory.

Drawing on powerful stories of God’s provision, Pastor Brian offers inspiration and practical application for:

•  Overcoming this world’s uncertainty by embracing God’s certainty
•  Replacing life’s limitations with God’s promised anticipation for you
•  Embracing obedience and entering into abundance
•  Moving your dreams from wishful thinking to genuine reality

No matter your triumphs or failures, God had more grace and favor waiting in your future. So maximize the abundant potential in your life. Discover the more God [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE PRAYER OF AGUR by Jay Payleitner

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Discover a simple prayer with life-changing potential for our hectic times:
“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8).

This heartfelt, unexpected request from a little-known biblical author named Agur is the only prayer in all of Proverbs, yet it contains surprising insights for living with purpose and satisfaction.

Life in the twenty-first century is way out of balance, careening between extremes. Too many individuals, families, churches, and communities are trapped by the conflicting desire to live simply or accumulate wealth. So, this humble prayer has larger-than-life implications. We can achieve soul-satisfying equilibrium in our jobs, personal ministry, and relationships. Open your heart to Agur’s wit and wisdom and you can learn to
 
• escape imbalance
• overcome fear of failure and eliminate envy
[ … ]

Sneak Peek: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD by Jennie Allen

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The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to transform their outlook and their lives by interrupting their spiraling thoughts and realizing their God-given power to think differently.

Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen hears all the time from women who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In her search for a solution, she’s learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it’s crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. In this book Jennie draws on biblical truth and recent discoveries in neuroscience to show exactly how we can fight the enemies of [ … ]

Sneak Peek: MAMA KISSES, PAPA HUGS by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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From the creator of the best-selling God Gave Us You comes a warm exploration of the ways parents show affection—and how it mirrors God’s affection for his followers.

Parents are always looking out for the perfect bedtime book to create a sense of well-being before a night of rest. Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs explores a child’s curiosity about how love is shown between parent and child, with the reassurance that Mama and Papa will always love their little one. And like Lisa Tawn Bergren’s young protagonist asks his mother, this question is pressing on the minds of many children:

“Mama, how does God kiss us?”

Mama smiled. “He kisses us a hundred times a day; although if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it.”

“At night he kisses us with a shooting [ … ]

Sneak Peek: LEAD ME by Matt Hammitt

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The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home.

“Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone.”
—“Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
 
Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, “Lead Me,” almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt’s good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially [ … ]