Recent Releases

God’s Love is Like Sunshine
Sarah Parker Rubio

Explore the infectiously cheerful nature of God’s love with this heartwarming board book!

A joyful celebration of God’s deep love for little ones, God’s Love Is Like Sunshine takes a subject that could be confusing—God’s love—and makes it accessible to kiddos. How? By comparing that love to objects and ideas children know and love, such as warm sunshine, overflowing orange juice, and soft clouds. These comparisons paint a beautiful picture of a love that is kind, gentle, and generous. But most importantly, God’s Love Is Like Sunshine celebrates how God’s love fills up our hearts so they overflow with kindness, gentleness, and generosity for other people. With illustrations that radiate childlike joy and a message that encourages little ones to love God and the people around them, this sweet board book is sure to make you smile.

Board Book: 24 pages
WorthyKids

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Seeing Jesus
Robert Hudson

Jesus ascended to heaven. End of story. But then how do we explain the many Christians, in nearly every century since, who claimed to have seen, heard, met, and touched Jesus in the flesh?

In Seeing Jesus, Robert Hudson explores the larger-than-life characters throughout Christian history who have encountered the actual face or form of the resurrected Christ–from the apostles Thomas and Paul in the first century to Charles Finney in the nineteenth and Sundar Singh in the twentieth. Hudson combines history, biography, spiritual reflection, skepticism, and humor to unpack awe-inspiring and sometimes seemingly absurd stories, from a surprise sighting of Jesus in a cup of coffee, to Christ appearing to Julian of Norwich during a life-threatening illness to assure her that “all manner of thing shall be well.” Along the way, he uncovers deeper meaning for us today.

Through Hudson’s quirky and lyrical prose we get to know people of unflinching faith, like Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila, Silouan the Athonite, and Sojourner Truth–those who claim radical encounters with Jesus. The result is a fascinating journey through Christian history that is at once thoroughly analytical and deeply devotional.

Hardcover, 315 pages
Broadleaf Books

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Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction
Kim Harms

1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, but this is not just another cancer book. Breast cancer survivor Kim Harms combines her own experience with extensive research and walks readers through the process of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, weighing the pros and cons, detailing the physical and emotional costs, and laying out the questions cancer fighters need to ask to be their own best advocate. With a foreword by the medical director of Katzmann Breast Center and chapters on everything from the vulnerable feeling of exposing your breasts to “everyone” to the distinctions between reconstruction and augmentation (trust us, it’s not a boob job!), Life Reconstructed is the compassionate, honest roadmap every breast cancer fighter needs on her journey to recovery.

Paperback : 224 pages
Familius

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Living Connected: An Introvert’s Guide to Friendship
Afton Rorvik

Introverts do so much well. They listen well, feel deeply, and think carefully. They also take delight in quiet and happily spend time alone.

Yet even introverts need friends to support them through the rough patches, to challenge them to live well, to help them laugh.

And God calls even introverts to live connected. No small challenge!

In her warm, conversational, story-loving voice, Afton Rorvik writes about creative and practical ways to embrace introversion as a friendship-building tool—in a quiet, thoughtful way, of course.

Introverts (and those who love them) will find courage and challenge here to build life-giving friendships, one word at a time.

Paperback : 254 pages
Iron Stream Media

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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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