Recent Releases

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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Inspired Words: Devotions for Readers
Nancy Knol, Brian Karsten

English teachers Knol and Karsten have composed these moving reflections inspired by a wide range of writers, many of whom they have brought into their classrooms. And while some of their selections will no doubt be familiar to the reader, each of these meditations will kindle new insights. Attuned to the power of the written word, these seasoned teachers contemplate sacred themes, exploring passages from books that they love in light of passages from Scripture.

Paperback : 184 pages
Wipf and Stock’s Resource Publications

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Fifty Days
Katie Vorreiter

A young fugitive embarks on a search to find the one person who can clear her name, but discovers he’s a lot harder to keep up with now that he’s been murdered.

Maggie runs into Jarrett Adams on the street three days after the nation watched him die. Either she’s gone mad-again-or Jarrett really is back. As the US loses its grip on democracy, government thugs eager to contain what Maggie knows hound her every step, while the good intentions of a man from her past only tighten the noose. But Maggie’s worst nightmare has an upside, and in the next fifty days she’ll find what she seeks in the most unexpected place.

Paperback : 446 pages
Elk Lake Publishing, Inc.

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