I Promise (Christy & Todd the College Years #3)

Christy Miller and Todd Spencer are engaged at last! But now the wedding work begins. Todd’s breezy view of life clashes with Christy’s meticulous planning. The issues of when and where to get married seem obvious––until everyone’s expectations are compared. Then Aunt Marti, Mrs. I–Love–to–Plan–a–Party, jumps in, ready to lay siege over each wedding detail. It’s enough to make anyone sing the wedding–bell blues.

Meanwhile, Katie has some unanticipated news of her own. Her renewed relationship with Rick is developing, but everyone wonders what’s going on. Is Rick about to break her heart again, or could this be something lasting?

As the time draws closer to the wedding, Todd and Christy face differences between them that might make married life more complicated than they thought, and Christy wonders if their relationship can work when put to the test. Will they make it down the aisle to tell each other “I promise” for the rest of their lives?

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

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Growing a Spiritually Strong Family

Does God have plans for your family beyond accumulating stuff in a large house in a nice suburb? How can moms and dads establish a home where God’s presence blesses each relationship and biblical principles shape the future? Brief chapters written by popular radio personalities Dennis and Barbara Rainey—such as “Pray with Your Mate,” “Train Your Disciples,” “Sink Your Roots,” and “Give Your Children You”—set out a clear, workable master plan for a dynamic, God-pleasing family. This and future titles in the series will deliver down-to-earth advice, encouraging stories, timely insights, and life-changing truths for leaving a godly family legacy.

Lead your family to a dynamic faith!

Want a thriving faith at home—but not sure how to make it happen? We all seek flourishing spiritual growth for our families, but struggle to keep the weeds and thorns of this world from overwhelming us.

Join Dennis and Barbara Rainey as they reveal ten secrets to nourishing your family’s spiritual garden. Learn down-to-earth strategies for glorifying God and planting seeds that reap an incredible harvest for eternity. You can enjoy a growing spiritual vitality—the abundant faith that God desires for every father, mother, daughter, and son!51AGVXpvEpL._SX354_BO1,204,203,200_

How Women Help Men Find God

Women don’t understand men’s spiritual needs but they want to and desperately need to know what they can do (and should not do) to keep their men engaged at church. In the follow-up to his bestselling Why Men Hate Going to Church, author David Murrow speaks directly to women to help them understand the real reasons men resist Christianity. He offers a way of talking about faith that intrigues men instead of repels them and then challenges them to bring more risk and adventure to their own walk with the Lord.51at7-DmKlL

A Father’s Reward

As a father of six, Phil Downer knows and understands the challenge of raising godly children in an ungodly world. Phil and his wife, Susy, have poured real-life examples and rich biblical teaching into this dynamic book on transformational parenting. You’ll learn how to: Build loving relationships with your sons and daughters Create family memories that promote closeness and trust Impact your children with fun and effective family devotions Meaningfully include your children in special projects and everyday events Help your kids find God’s wisdom in ordinary situations Prepare your children to impact the world for Christ -by Phil Downer -Hardback, 304 pages, discussion questions included

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First Things First

Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home Mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a center for chronically ill infants. Together they’re the parents of seven children, going into their thirteenth year of marriage. Their formula for success? They put First Things First―faith, family, and giving to others―it’s their family motto, and it drives everything they do. First Things First is an honest, entertaining, and insightful look at life inside the Warner house. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they’re working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind. Kurt Warner fans will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into the Warner family daily life. Includes 16 pages of color photos.

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the Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life

Patrick Morley’s powerful and uplifting insights into the passages of manhood. In his phenomenally successful first book, The Man in the Mirror, award-winning author Patrick Morley took men for a close-up on crucial aspects of their manhood and challenged them to establish wise priorities in life. In his ensuing book, The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life, Morley shifts the perspective to wide-angle. Looking at the broad sweep of life itself, he gives men a view of its landscape that can help them determine where they are, where they’re headed, and how to get there.

“While writing this book I have constantly asked myself, What can I offer you that has cost me a great price?” says Morley to his readers. With that in mind, he presents his hard-won perspectives on the seven seasons of Reflection, Building, Crisis, Renewal, Rebuilding, Suffering, and Success–and in so doing, addresses men’s deep longing for direction and purpose. In chapters such as . . . Wounded Warriors: Men Under Pressure, Building a Career, Building Our Families and Wives, Burnout, Defining Moments, Restoring Relationships, Three Private Spiritual Disciplines, Four Consoling Truths About Suffering, The Four Attitudes of Successful Men . . . Morley details with candor, simplicity, and passion the issues every man must face. He illustrates them with stories from his own life and the lives of other modern-day men. And he presents meaty questions for men to chew on and decisions for them to act upon. For men who want to move beyond their weakness and fear to the expectation and hope of a life fully committed to Christ–who want to make their lives count for something bigger and more lasting than themselves–The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life will strike a deep, resounding chord. Complete with a leader’s guide for those who want to conduct a small-group study, this penetrating and richly encouraging book will help men turn from empty pursuits and vain conquests to the joy, passion, and eternal satisfaction of manhood’s highest purpose.

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Marriage Under Fire – Dobson

For the past forty years, the homosexual activist movement has sought to implement a master plan to utterly destroy the family. Unelectable and unaccountable rogue judges have made a habit of inventing rights that not only don’t exist in the Constitution but also contradict both the will of the people and the actions of the legislative branch.

Christians around the world have scrambled, wondering how to respond. How do we discuss this intelligently? What can we do to make our voices heard? In his newest release, Marriage Under Fire, Dr. Dobson addresses the dire ramifications of judicial activism and presents compelling arguments against the legalization of homosexual unions—mobilizing the Christian community to respond to a call to action.

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The First Five Years

Every couple plants seeds of success or failure in the first five years of their marriage. If they lack basic communication skills and the ability to solve conflicts in areas like sex, finances, and emotional intimacy, they won’t make it past the five-year mark. Authors, speakers, and columnists Bill and Pam Farrel offer sound, simple-to-apply advice to help couples establish firm foundations for their relationships. Based on their own successful twenty-five-year-marriage, Bill (who is also a marriage counselor) and Pam have developed strong principles for staying the course when life challenges their relationship. Lively, fun, and practical for newlyweds anywhere in THE FIRST FIVE YEARS, this book is the best investment a couple can make in building a happy, long-lasting marriage.

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