The Damascus Way (Acts of Faith #3)

Julia has everything money can buy…except for acceptance by either the Gentiles or the Jews. Her Greek father already has a wife and family, leaving Julia and her Hebrew mother second-class citizens. But when they are introduced to followers of the Way, they become part of that community of believers.

Abigail’s brother, Jacob, now a young man, is attempting to discover his own place as a Christian. He is concerned that being more serious about his faith means trading away the exhilaration of his current profession as a caravan guard. Hired by Julia’s father to protect the wealthy merchant’s caravans on the secretive “Frankincense Trail”–undercover transport of this highly valuable commodity–Jacob also passes letters and messages between various communities of believers. He is alarmed to find out that Julia, hardly more than a girl, is also a messenger. Can their immediate mistrust be put aside to finally bring their hearts together?

By Davis Bunn & Janette Oke

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Hold Tight the Thread (Tender Ties Historical Series #3)

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

In a land occupied by foreign powers and torn by confusion and conflict, a mother seeks to weave her family and her past into a fabric that will not tear.

Their Lives Were Woven by Wars and Wilderness Places, and Tied by the Peace of Family and Faith.

As the 1840s bring a conflict to the Pacific Northwest’s rugged Columbia Country, new challenges face Marie Dorion Venier Toupin: the wife, mother, and Ioway Indian woman who crossed the Rocky Mountains with the Astor Expedition, the first big fur trapping expedition after Lewis and Clark’s. On French Prairie in the newly forming Oregon Territory, Marie strives to meet the needs of her conflict-ridden neighbors: British settlers and Americans, missionaries and disease-stricken natives, fur trappers, and French Canadian farming families, and the surviving natives of the region.

At the same time, as a mother, Marie must weave together the threads of an unraveling family. One daughter compares and judges as she seeks to find her place; another reaches for elusive evidence of her mother’s love. Marie’s memories are threatened with the emergence of a figure from the past. In the midst of this turmoil, Marie discovers an empowering spiritual truth: Unconditional love can shed light on even the darkest places in the heart.

Author: Jane Kirkpatrick

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Divine

Mary Madison is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. A survivor of unspeakable horror, Mary has battled paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. Yet even in her darkest valley, Mary was sustained from afar, prayed over by a grandmother who clung to the belief that God had special plans for Mary.

Author: Karen Kingsbury

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The Shadow Women

One called him son. One called him brother. One called him husband. And all three suffered for him. This epic novel tells the story of Moses from the viewpoints of the women who loved him–from his mother and sister, who saved him by giving him up to the Egyptian princess who adopted him, to the shepherd’s daughter he married. Under the shadow of ancient Egypt, a baby boy is born to a peasant woman. His young sister leaves him in a basket in a river, hiding in the rushes to watch over him until a princess comes to claim the child as her own. The princess names him Moses, and he grows to become a man whose life is characterized by violence and terror, but equally by faith, and whose sacrifice ultimately leads to the redemption and liberation of his people from slavery. “The Shadow Women” is a novel full of passion and intrigue that offers a fresh perspective on one of the most enigmatic figures in biblical history.

Author: Angela Elwell Hunt

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Home for Christmas

One distant, shared memory binds four siblings, separated early in life and reared in different families. This year, a new memory could begin for them as one determined friend, a short internet message, and God’s miraculous timing bring them Home for Christmas.

A single volume containing 4 interwoven novellas authored by Colleen Coble, Carol Cox, Terry Fowler, and Gail Gaymer Martin.

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Book of Dreams

For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only. Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces. As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life: How do you understand and fulfill the will of God?

Author: Davis Bunn

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The Sewing Circle

Edna Tidewell is a Titus woman. Following the Biblical injunction to mentor younger women in Christ, this pastor’s wife sets aside each Tuesday afternoon for the young women of Hickory Corners, Ohio. During “Tea with Mrs. T,” the ladies do personal sewing or hold a quilting bee while Mrs. Tidewell reads aloud from the Scriptures. Discussion, tea, and sweet conversation round out each afternoon. These special get-togethers could have far-reaching effects on four young ladies. When Elsa’s plans and dreams are overturned like Tumbling Blocks, can Mrs. T help her battle an enemy with kindness – and perhaps recognize true love? Can Mrs. T’s example and words of wisdom help clarify one Old Maid’s Choice between a loving man’s proposal and the siblings who need her? Will Samantha embrace Mrs. T’s words about renewing the soul and clumb down Jacob’s Ladder into the arms of genuine love? As the group begins to quilt in the Four Hearts pattern, will Diana open herself up to the friendship of the circle – and the love of a curious observer? Relax along the banks of the historic Ohio River and watch four searching young women transform into stable servants of the Lord. Their stories will warm your heart and inspire your soul.

Authored by: Andrea Boeshaar, Cathy Marie Hake, Sally Laity and Pamela Kaye Tracy

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