Recent Releases

The Escape Place: A Woman’s Guide to Running Away from Home–Without Leaving
Lyn Vandebrake

Want to escape?

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a little me-time away from the hustle bustle demands of everyday life, the Escape Place is the book for you. The author shares her personal story of acquiring an escape place of her own, an Amish-built one-room log cabin, then interviews over a dozen women just like you who created a get-away space for themselves.

From broom closets to chicken coops, grain bins to tree houses, tiny houses, glamper campers, kitchen pantries, front porch renovations and laundry room make-overs, it’s all here. the Escape Place shows you how to create sacred personal space with whatever resources are available.

the Escape Place can rejuvenate your inner soul.

Paperback: 110 pages
WordCrafts Press


The Intimacy You Crave: Straight Talk about Sex and Pancakes
Lucille Williams

Sex advice. . .
from a pastor’s wife? Oh my.

Well, why not? Who better to give sound, biblical advice about what God actually has in mind for your sex life? From pastor’s wife and author Lucille (Lu) Williams comes The Intimacy You Crave: Straight Talk about Sex and Pancakes, a transparent, surprisingly honest, widely informative approach to transform your sex life and safeguard your marriage. Many women struggle with their sexuality and, unfortunately, too many settle for reading about romance rather than living it out in their own lives. Within the pages of The Intimacy You Crave are relatable, real-life fantasies and desires of everyday women—but more important are the step-by-step instructions and straight-talk about sex from a pastor’s wife that will challenge and equip you to work toward a greater intimacy that infiltrates every area of your married life. Whether you crave something as simple as a pancake breakfast together after “makin’ bacon in the bedroom” or a deep connection with your husband unlike anything you’ve experienced before, Lu’s unprecedented insights and step-by-step challenges will increase your desire and deepen a sexual intimacy that overflows into every area of  your married life. It’s time to say yes to great sex!

Paperback: 240 pages
Shiloh Run Press


Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone
Leigh Ann Thomas

Approaching or living through the infamous middle years?

  • Children move through school, fly the coop, and return home bringing more children
  • “Natural” highlights are–in reality–gray hairs
  • Clothes-shopping in Juniors brings guilt and undergarments get sturdier
  • Children need us less, parents need us more
  • Questions abound: Who is that woman in the mirror? What is my purpose? Where do I fit in? What now, Lord?

Over 40? No problem. With joy and transparency, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone uses Scripture, prayer, and the power of story to show women in midlife how being smack-dab in the middle of God’s plans and purposes is the best place to be.
With the Lord’s guidance, this packed-with-transition life season can be infused with growth, discovery, and edge-of-your-seat adventure!

Paperback: 144 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.


All Manner of Things
Susie Finkbeiner

When Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know.

In Mike’s absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. As they work toward healing and pray fervently for Mike’s safety overseas, letter by letter the Jacobsons must find a way to pull together as a family, regardless of past hurts. In the tumult of this time, Annie and her family grapple with the tension of holding both hope and grief in the same hand, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted.

Author Susie Finkbeiner invites you into the Jacobson family’s home and hearts during a time in which the chaos of the outside world touched their small community in ways they never imagined.

Hardcover and paperback: 448 pages


The Christian’s Journey Through Grief
Carol Peters-Tanksley

Don’t Get Over It. Get Through It.

Dr. Carol’s latest book will give you the tools to walk through the process of grief in a healthy way, based on her well-earned experience as a recent widow. It invites grieving readers to embrace the pain of grief without getting stuck in it, and take God with them on the journey so they can once again know hope.

Paperback: 240 pages
Charisma House


When Sunday Smiled: Walking Through Life and Loss
Andy Davidson

When his son Aaron died in a motorcycle accident, Andy found that nothing else mattered—nothing. He lived five months on the Appalachian Trail while dealing with his grief. The wilderness is the backdrop for what he found:  “God’s world opens up when everything you need is on your back and your only concern is the next white blaze.” When Sunday Smiled is a poignant tale of a father’s journey on the Appalachian Trail as he seeks to heal his wounded heart. This unique memoir is not just another adventure tale. It is a transparent view into someone who has experienced deep loss as he tries to make sense of his world. As Andy travels the trail, he is confronted with how to live with others, how to relate to God, and how to live with himself.

Paperback: 184 pages
Elk Lake Publishing