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Sneak Peek: A PATH TO REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers

Read the first few chapters of A Path to Redeeming Love.

This one-of-a-kind devotional based on the timeless classic novel Redeeming Love provides forty days of inspiration—featuring essays from the author on her beloved novel.

A Path to Redeeming Love: A 40-Day Devotional welcomes readers to revisit Francine Rivers’s life-changing story of God’s all-consuming love in an inspiring new way: a personal, 6-week journey through Angel and Michael’s iconic love story.

Following the novel’s key themes—Rejected, Resigned, Rescued, Redeemed, Reconciled, Restored—each daily devotion includes a Redeeming Love story tie-in with an excerpt from the novel; selected quotes from Scripture embodying both the message of the devotion and its theme; and prompts for reflection and activities including Bible study, prayer, journaling, and outreach. Each theme begins with a personal essay from Francine in which she shares stories from her life and her thoughts on Angel, [ … ]

Sneak Peek: REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers

Read the first few chapters of Redeeming Love.

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California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.

Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.

But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE LIFE YOU LONG FOR by Christy Nockels

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A beautiful invitation to discover your place in God’s heart and let him set the pace for your life—from a wife and mother, singer-songwriter, and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering

Christy Nockels knows firsthand how easily our desire to serve God—even when using the gifts He has given us—can overshadow our delight in simply being with Him. When God called her to lay down her ministry for a season, Christy was forced to confront how her sense of purpose and worth had become tangled up in her work. God then lovingly invited her to discover true rest in His presence as she learned to live as the Beloved.

In The Life You Long For, Christy shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE DEEPLY FORMED LIFE by Rich Villodas

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What are five values every Christian needs in order to find balance, focus, and meaning in today’s relentlessly paced world? The answers may surprise you, says one New York City pastor.

The world is faster and busier than it’s ever been, with more noise and distraction unsettling our already restless souls. We are a people out of rhythm. For Christians who are frustrated with churches that only add to the hustle and bustle, there must be an answer in our interior spiritual life. We long for deeper, more meaningful faith. Author and pastor Rich Villodas’s The Deeply Formed Life offers an expansive, interconnected vision of spiritual formation comprised of five key pathways:

• Contemplative Rhythms Value: slowing down our lives to be with God

• Racial Justice Value: examining [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE LAZY GENIUS WAY by Kendra Adachi

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Being a Lazy Genius isn’t about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
 
The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore what people think, live on dry shampoo, be a negligent PTA mom, have a dirty house, and claim your hot mess like a badge of honor.

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well.

Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy [ … ]

Retailer Announcement: GOD SPEAKS IN WHISPERS by Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Dailey

Children often begin their faith journey with basic but big questions like How does God speak to me? This charming picture book from the best-selling author of Whisper and his daughter provides a fun and clever answer!

God Speaks in Whispers helps even the youngest readers look for God’s voice in the universe: in creation, as he speaks through his followers, and in the Bible as he speaks through his Word. With a charming rhyme pattern and vivid pictures, Mark and Summer Batterson invite little ones to imagine how God might be showing them love every day, by leaning in close to hear God’s whisper.

Sneak Peek: LOVE HAS A NAME by Adam Weber

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Some people make it really hard to love them. But we can learn how to love better–often from those we would never expect to teach us. This hopeful guide offers a practical approach to loving like Jesus does. 

Loving people is hard. Especially when it involves the difficult people in our lives and those different from us. Adam Weber knows firsthand that whether you’re new to following Jesus or you’ve been doing so for decades, loving people can be painful, uncomfortable, and downright exhausting. Now more than ever, love seems to be absent from our attitude, words, and actions. The chapters of this book record Adam’s own journey to understanding how to love, named after the people who’ve radically loved him, or that he’s tried to love well. Through these [ … ]

Sneak Peek: KEY PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL FASTING by Kay Arthur

Read the first week’s devotion from Key Principles of Biblical Fasting.

Discover the Purpose and Power of Fasting

Do you desire to feel His presence, hear His voice, sense His pleasure?

Since ancient times, fasting has been considered an essential means of drawing near to God. But this spiritual discipline involves much more than abstaining from food; it goes right to the heart of genuine faith. Through this invigorating study, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the principles behind this practice and be equipped to make fasting a key part of your relationship with God.

Sneak Peek: BREAKING FREE FROM FEAR by Kay Arthur

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Life is filled with all sorts of fears that can assault your mind, trouble your soul, and bring untold stress. But you don’t have to remain captive to your fears.

In this six-week study you will learn how to confront your circumstances with strength and courage as you live in the fear of the Lord—the fear that conquers every other fear and sets you free to live in faith.

40 minutes a week could change your life!

The 40-Minute Bible Studies series from the teaching team at Precepts Ministries International tackles the topics that matter to you. These inductive study guides, designed to be completed in just six 40-minutes lessons with no homework required, help you discover for yourself what God says and how it applies to your life [ … ]

Sneak Peek: A HIGHER CALLING by Harold and Rachel Earls

Read the first two chapters of A Higher Calling.

The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world.

As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything.

A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the [ … ]