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Kids’ Guide to Exploring the Bible: Tools, Techniques, and Tips for Digging into God’s Word
A. L. Rogers

What’s more important than teaching kids to study scripture?
Start them off right with the Kids’ Guide to Exploring the Bible.

Here are tips, tools, and techniques for digging into God’s Word, especially for eight- to twelve-year-olds. Barbour is famous for brightly designed and illustrated kids’ Bible reference, and this book promises fun, intrigue, and lifelong benefit.  Young readers will learn the why’s, the what’s, and the how’s of Bible study, all with the motif of an archaeological exploration, while “Fun facts” sidebars will surprise them with some of the odd and humorous aspects of scripture.

Kids will find appetite whetted for even deeper exploration on their own!

Paperback : 128 pages
Barbour Kidz

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The Impossible Kid: Parenting a Strong-Willed Child with Love and Grace
Lucille Williams

In The Impossible Kid, relationship coach and pastor’s wife Lucille Williams writes an exceptionally honest and funny account of parenting a strong-willed child. Through 11 entertaining chapters, this book provides practical tools for parents to sow seeds of encouragement in their kids as they aspire to raise adults who reflect the nature and character of God. Endorsed by Dr. Gary Smalley, The Impossible Kid is an encouraging and informative read, covering topics including family dysfunctions, feeling like an inadequate parent, creative and effective discipline, parenting with integrity, the dreaded sex talk, learning to laugh together, and keeping God as the focal point in the home.

Paperback : 224 pages
Barbour

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Love Letters from the King: 100 Devotions for the Girl Who Wants to Hear from God
Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

We all desire to feel seen, treasured, and wanted. Most of us head to social media for it, but the truth is this: only God’s love can fully satisfy us, and he has all the answers. Our Father and King wants to help us filter through the lies, confusion, heartbreak, and expectations of the world as we feast on his Word.

With Love Letters from the King, Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien encourages you to swipe out of social media and into Scripture. Through 100 biblical devotions, Tarah-Lynn reveals God’s heart for you as you wrestle with issues of identity, intimacy, pain, and perseverance. Each devotion includes

– relatable entries sharing the struggles of young women
– prayer prompts to continue your conversation with God
– Scripture meditations to dig deeper
– biblical affirmations to carry into your day

God is singling you out to write a love letter that will speak to your situation and soothe your soul. Modes of communication have changed, but our King will always get his message across to you.

Hardcover : 240 pages
Revell

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The Nature of Small Birds: A Novel
Susie Finkbeiner

In 1975, three thousand children were airlifted out of Saigon to be adopted into Western homes. When Mindy, one of those children, announces her plans to return to Vietnam to find her birth mother, her loving adopted family is suddenly thrown back to the events surrounding her unconventional arrival in their lives.

Though her father supports Mindy’s desire to meet her family of origin, he struggles privately with an unsettling fear that he’ll lose the daughter he’s poured his heart into. Mindy’s mother undergoes the emotional rollercoaster inherent in the adoption of a child from a war-torn country, discovering the joy hidden amid the difficulties. And Mindy’s sister helps her sort through relics that whisper of the effect the trauma of war has had on their family–but also speak of the beauty of overcoming.

Told through three strong voices in three compelling timelines, The Nature of Small Birds is a hopeful story that explores the meaning of family far beyond genetic code.

Paperback : 368 pages
Revell

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The Girl in the Cardboard Box
Jane Daly

Who is the girl?

A young girl lies huddled in a cardboard box, shrinking away from the social workers who have come to rescue her from a homeless camp. She doesn’t speak and affection seems alien to her as she has no apparent ties to anyone.
Placed in the affluent home of Hayley and Jason Montgomery, the girl begins to heal and flourish.Will this little girl be the one to help Hayley work through the horror of seeing her own daughter die due to a hit and run? Believing her daughter’s death is God’s punishment for a past abortion, Hayley is determined to mother this nameless child to appease what she believes is an angry God.
Haunted by the secret he’s kept for over a year, Jason finds his control slipping when the girl comes to live with him and Hayley. When his secret is exposed, it threatens to destroy everything Jason and Hayley believe about their marriage, themselves, and God.

Paperback : 320 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

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The Thin Space: Where Faith and Doubt Collide
Dann Stouten

When Psychologist Rocky Devos lost his wife to cancer, he also lost his faith in the fairness of God. For over a year, he lived in the thin space between his love for God and his hatred for what he believed God did. Each night, he banged on heaven’s gate demanding an explanation.

“Why Rachel, Lord? Why would you let her suffer like that? Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you give us a miracle?”

The longer his prayers went unanswered the more frustrated he became. Eventually, he meets God’s silence with a silence of his own. But then, a year and four months later, the answer arrives disguised as a homeless vagabond who claims to be the apostle Paul. Clearly, Rocky believes he was delusional. But in their court-appointed sessions, he finds a kindred spirit. As Paul unpacks the pain of losing his wife in childbirth the two men connect. Rocky believes he’s there to help Paul. Paul believes the opposite.

The book explores the thin space between faith and doubt. Rocky’s questions are our questions. At some point we will all lose someone we love. When we do, we will find comfort in the company of those who have walked the path of suffering before us. Rocky invites us to join him on his journey of redemption. His conversations with Paul will not only change the way he thinks about God, they may do the same for you as well.

Paperback : 342 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

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