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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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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The Book on Leadership

More than ever, people are talking about leadership. But much of today’s discourse is advancing the same old misconceptions.

In The Book on Leadership, best-selling author, pastor, and teacher John MacArthur sets the record straight: Leadership does not come from a job title. It isn’t a matter of personality or charisma. And it isn’t the same thing as iron-fisted authority. True leadership – the kind that refuses to bend to a shifting, fickle world – comes from a much deeper source.

Based on the writings of one of the most effective spiritual leaders of all time (the apostle Paul) MacArthur presents the “26 Characteristics of a True Leader.” Whether you are a business leader, civic leader, church leader, parent, teacher, or student, the life of Paul will empower you to unleash your own capacity for leadership.

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The Last Dance but Not the Last Song

At age 29, Renee’s future was incredibly bright. She was engaged and had a beautiful singing voice, a thriving career as a music teacher, and a loving family. But then one night a bizarre accident left her a quadriplegic. Renee lost not only all use of her arms and legs but also her singing voice–she could barely speak above a whisper.

Through even this, Renee remained courageously hopeful and held tight to her faith. Her unbroken spirit and amazing physical progress proved to baffle the medical field and surprise those around her.

Here is the amazing story of how, in the face of tragedy, Renee learned to live daily beyond her fears and came to rediscover God’s presence and peace.

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Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible

Want to understand the people and places of scripture? Turn to Who’s Who and Where’s Where in the Bible, a bestselling reference book! With more than a quarter million copies sold, it’s proven its value with readers. Now, this illustrated, easy reading A–Z dictionary—loaded with fresh and surprising insights about the most important people and places in the Bible—includes even more information and illustration. Not a dry textbook, it’s written in magazine style by a critically acclaimed Christian journalist and Bible history author. Color maps, photos, and paintings transport you to sacred lands where you’ll meet fascinating people: lovers and liars, healers and hoodlums, warriors and wimps—more than 500 in all.

By Stephen M. Miller

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