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Sneak Peek: THE INVENTIONS OF GOD (AND EVA) by Dave Connis

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This delightfully illustrated picture book tells the story of inventor extraordinaire Eva—and the God who created her to be a lot like Him.

Little Eva is a budding engineer who loves to invent machines, toys, and robots that bring her joy. But where does her curiosity, creativity, and pizzazz come from? Meet God. He loves to invent, too, and delights in His creations, especially Eva.

God and Eva are A LOT alike because God made Eva to be just like Him.

Eva loves her inventions, but maybe not their earlier versions. God loves Eva, every version of her, and He wants her to know just how much. Parents and children alike will relish the playful illustrations and the gentle reminder that the image of God is alive in each of us.

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Sneak Peek: SIMPLY CHRISTMAS by Tama Fortner

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Thirty-one encouraging devotions to help busy moms pause and ponder the true miracles of the Christmas season–the wonder of a Savior who would leave heaven to save us and the love of those who share our home.

Between holiday baking, hunting for the perfect tree, decorating, preparing for visiting relatives, and making sure everyone gets the ideal gift, Christmas can be anything but peaceful for a busy mom. Too often, the stress and busyness of the season make it difficult to find time to just sit and reflect on the wonder of the Savior’s birth.

If this sounds familiar, allow Simply Christmas to be your personal invitation to slow down and savor the beauty of the manger this year. These thirty-one devotions are not dated, so you’re welcome to begin reading anytime–whether that’s on December [ … ]

Sneak Peek: FREEDOM’S SONG by Kim Vogel Sawyer

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Her voice made her a riverboat’s darling—and its prisoner. Now she’s singing her way to freedom in this powerful novel from the bestselling author of The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow.

“[An] enjoyable faith-filled adventure . . . Sawyer’s episodic narrative and rich assortment of characters fighting for freedom provide the story with many twists and unexpected side-plots.”—Publishers Weekly

Indentured servant Fanny Beck has been forced to sing for riverboat passengers since she was a girl. All she wants is to live a quiet, humble life with her family as soon as her seven-year contract is over. So when she discovers that the captain has no intention of releasing her, she seizes a sudden opportunity to escape—an impulse that leads Fanny to a group of enslaved people who are on their own dangerous quest for [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE BLESSING OF YOU by Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Daily

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Through engaging rhyme, pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson and his daughter encourage young children to discover the joys of both counting their blessings and being a blessing to others.

Count your blessings two by two—
and bless the world with the blessing of YOU!

God’s blessings can be found all around us, and even young children can learn to see and appreciate these gifts—from the smell of freshly baked cookies to the joy of climbing a tree! But God doesn’t just intend for us to receive blessings; He also wants us to bless others.

With whimsical rhyme and delightful illustrations, The Blessing of You helps young children recognize signs of God’s generosity and goodness in their everyday lives and encourages them to pass on those blessings by being their [ … ]

Sneak Peek: Shh…Baby Jesus Is Sleeping by Lisa Tawn Bergren

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The author of the bestselling God Gave Us series invites children to snuggle in close and peek into the stable where the animals are celebrating the very first Christmas.

“All be quiet…settle down. Shh, shh, shh. Baby Jesus is sleeping.” So begins this sweet bedtime story in which all the animals in the nativity scene call their little ones to snuggle in close and rest quietly as they honor the arrival of a precious Baby–the Savior of all living things–that first Christmas night.

Not a peep, Little Sheep. Baby Jesus is sleeping!
Lie down now, Little Cow. Baby Jesus is sleeping!…
We rest tonight, knowing he is near.
Our promised King is finally here!

 

Sneak Peek: WIN THE DAY JOURNAL by Mark Batterson

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Unlock the power of twenty-four hours and tackle your God-sized goals with this step-by-step journal that guides readers through the seven life-changing habits at the core of Win the Day, from New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson.

Despite the prevalence of digital calendars, scheduling apps, and time-saving technology, a twenty-four-hour day can still often feel too short and chaotic to establish consistent daily habits or to tackle the goals that matter most. But good habits require practice, and the challenge can often be not knowing where to start.

In Win the Day Journal, Batterson presents a much-needed jumpstart for going after the goals that have always felt impossible. With guided prompts and helpful exercises, he shares his seven key habits to winning each and every day. As you write and reflect your way through the pages, [ … ]

Sneak Peek: DO IT FOR A DAY by Mark Batterson

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The New York Times bestselling author of Win the Day challenges you to adopt seven powerful habits for thirty days and start your journey toward reaching your God-sized dreams.

Destiny is not a mystery. Destiny is daily habits. Our lives are built on our patterns of behavior: both constructive and counterproductive habits. Whether we attain the things we desire—mental and physical health, financial freedom, fulfilling relationships—is determined by the things we do and the things we don’t. The good news? You’re one habit away from a totally different life!

You don’t have to tackle the next 30 years.
You just have to start with right now.

In Do It for a Day, you’ll begin by identifying a change that is “3M”: measurable, meaningful, and maintainable. Habit formation is both an art and a science, and it helps [ … ]

Sneak Peek: REDEEMING YOUR TIME by Jordan Raynor

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Manage your time the way Jesus managed his with a biblical antidote to swamped to-do lists and hurried schedules.

“A highly practical road map.”—Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author and lead pastor of National Community Church

Despite the overwhelming amount of resources for time management and work-life balance, the ability to cultivate the efficiency and equilibrium needed to manage all our worthy pursuits can often feel frustratingly out of reach. The reason for our struggle is that productivity and time-management systems focus on individual habits rather than more meaningful and lasting lifestyle changes. But as it turns out, there is a better way to reach our full potential.

We don’t need just another approach to changing our habits. What we need is an operating system that takes into account the full scope of [ … ]

Sneak Peek: QUEST 52 by Mark E. Moore

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The bestselling author of Core 52 presents a fifteen-minute-a-day plan to help you know and become more like Jesus over the course of a year.

You’ve read a lot about Jesus. Now spend an entire year with him! Let respected Bible professor and teaching pastor Mark Moore be your guide. He developed this process over almost forty years of helping people make sense of Christianity.

Quest 52 highlights the key moments from Jesus’s life, revealing his identity, his expectations, his priorities, and his ultimate purpose. Each week features a handpicked gospel reading from the life of Jesus, plus an Old Testament passage foreshadowing his coming, a New Testament story revealing his impact, an invitation to discuss insights with fellow travelers, and practical ways to put what you’ve learned into practice.

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Sneak Peek: PEMBRICK’S CREATUREPEDIA by Andrew Peterson

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This detailed companion is essential to all who travel to the lands of Skree, and a must-have for all Wingfeather Saga fans. Now with all-new illustrations!

Sketcher, adventurer, disguiser, and sneaker Ollister B. Pembrick roamed all of Skree with a sketchbook and pen, searching behind every tree stump and under every stone, in every river and on every hill, to discover and document the endless living wonders of the Maker’s world. He risked life and limb–quite literally–to compile sketches and details of the creatures of Skree, usually from the cover of a hollow log, a hedge, or a pile of leaves.

Refer to this carefully documented Creaturepedia before traversing through the Stony Mountains or harvesting fartichokes within a fortnight after a sandstorm. The drawings and field notes about squeeblins, toothy cows, oiples, [ … ]