Recent Releases

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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God, Mt. Fuji, and Sweet Tea: A Wife’s Journey to Save Her Marriage
Janet Paige Smith

A TRUE STORY OF FAITH, LOVE, AND FORGIVENESS

JANET BECOMES DISILLUSIONED WITH MARRIAGE while living on Mark, her husband’s, family farm in rural Georgia with their three children. Trapped in a dying marriage and desperate to save her family from divorce, Janet prays that God will save her marriage. An unexpected encounter with a Department of Defense school recruiter and two job offers to teach children on a navy base result in Janet and her family’s move to Japan. There she faces new challenges—a son deployed to Iraq, a rebellious teenager who hangs out in Tokyo, a five-year-old who doesn’t understand why they left their home, and a homesick husband.

Come with Janet on her journey, spanning a war zone and two continents, as she learns to trust God with her marriage.

Paperback: 194 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

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The Mother and Son Prayer Journal: A Keepsake Devotional to Share and Connect Through God
Christie Thomas

Deepen your faith and strengthen your parent-child relationship with this interactive journal and devotional for mothers and sons.

This devotional is a great way to share the Christian faith with your son, and strengthen your bond with both him and the Lord. Perfect to share with sons who are between the ages of 6 and 12, The Mother and Son Prayer Journal includes space for both you and your child to write your thoughts and ideas, discussion questions, and suggestions for how to learn and grow in faith together. Inside you’ll find:

  • Biblical excerpts and stories
  • Thoughtful questions and blank lines for personal answers
  • Prayers to say together
  • And much more!

This wonderful keepsake is sure to be a great way for parents and children to grow closer together through the love of Christ and create a meaningful, one-of-a-kind personal memento to treasure over a lifetime.

Hardcover : 144 pages
Ulysses Press

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Every Window Filled with Light: A Weldon Novel
Shelia Stovall

Librarian Emma Baker, a young and childless widow, believes her dream to build a family is over. It’s been two years since a student accidentally stabbed Emma’s husband to death, and her grief has stifled any interest in romance—until she meets Pastor Luke Davis. But when Emma learns Luke is counseling her husband’s killer fresh out of jail, her temper gets in the way.

Meanwhile, Emma discovers twelve-year-old Harley, abandoned by her drug-addict mother, hiding in the library, and takes the girl in as her foster mom. Then a young mother is made homeless by an apartment fire, and Emma opens her home again. One person and one prayer at a time, Emma begins to discover hope.

Paperback : 380 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

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