Whole Bible Story, The : Everything that Happens in the Bible in Plain English
Author: Marty, Dr. William H.
The Bible tells a story. The events of the Bible are exciting and awe inspiring, but often the story can get lost among the laws, genealogies, and poetry. Here, Dr. William Marty retells the entire story of the Bible in one easy-to-read, chronological account. All the stories you remember, and many of those you don't, are part of one grand narrative. It's the page-turning story of God's pursuit of you--one you'll want to read again and again. Now fully illustrated.
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Mission Walker, The : I was given three months to live...
Author: Sundby, Edie Littlefield
This story is not about avoiding death, but living life.

Immerse yourself in the amazing story of 62-year old Edie Sundby, who, after being told she had 3 months to live, walked 800 miles instead through the California wilderness. Averaging 14 miles a day and stopping at life-giving missions along the way to revive her body and her soul. She followed that with another 800 mile walk through Northern Mexico to the California border. With fading strength and only one lung, she carried her mortality in every step and in the process opened up a profound communion with God and his creation. In her first walk, she was duplicating the trail of Father Junipero Serra, a Franciscan missionary in the mid-1800's who established nine missions between San Diego and San Francisco. The second walk through Northern Mexico is one of the toughest in the western hemisphere and mirrors the path taken by Jesuit missionaries fleeing persecution. It is a story of triumph, of harrowing adventure, and of spiritual enlightenment.

And all of this with a terminal cancer that was chasing her every step of the way. It still is, and she continues to walk with it every day.

For me, walking is a transcendent physical/emotional/spiritual experience, like dancing. If I can move, I am not sick.That is my alternate reality. And I believe with all my will in that reality. So when cancer strikes (or in the throes of battle) I believe that if I walk I will live; when I stop I die.

And I didn't just survive. I have lived every second since. I have walked 1600 miles and braved the inhospitable Mexican desert. Because life is not meant to just be survived.

Life is the greatest adventure there is. Why stop your adventuring when knowing the end is near?

This book will not only connect with readers through her bravery and authenticity but also through the adventure itself and the lives of spiritual trailblazers who forged the path many years ago.
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God in the Movies: A Guide for Exploring Four Decades of Film
Author: Johnston, Robert K. (Editor)
This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God.

Following a format similar to Barsotti and Johnston's successful Finding God in the Movies, this completely new book covers different films spanning four decades. This engaging resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, discussion questions, film stills, recommended film clips, and more, serving as a treasure chest for hours of film viewing, discussion, and ministry. Clips from the movies referenced in each chapter are available online.
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Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
Author: Whitwer, Glynnis
So many women are living overcommitted lives and buckling under the nagging guilt. When they are busy, they feel guilty for not playing with their kids or having a quiet time of prayer and Bible study. When they try to rest, they feel guilty because there's so much left to do. It's an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion. Yet inside every woman's heart is a longing for true rest. It's there because God designed us that way--but it seems out of reach.

Enough is enough. Our lives probably aren't going to get less busy, especially if we're in a demanding season of life, but we can do busy better. In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps women examine their hearts and their schedules in order to seek a healthy and holy balance between--and enjoyment of--both work and rest. She shows readers how to prioritize their goals and their time, how to be present in the moment as Jesus was, and how to find the freedom of true soul rest. Most importantly, she shows women that their worth is found not in their accomplishments but in the love of the One who made them for work and for rest.
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I Wish He Had Come with Instructions: The Woman's Guide to a Man's Brain
Author: Bechtle, Mike
What Is He Really Thinking?

When a woman begins a relationship with a man, she may think she's found her knight in shining armor. As the relationship continues, that armor can begin to feel like a barricade she just can't get past it. What's he hiding in there, anyway?

Relationship and communication expert Mike Bechtle offers women an insider's guide to the puzzling male brain. Simple and practical, this book provides women with a roadmap for better conversations and improved relationships. Bechtle reminds readers that men and women share many similarities, and by embracing those similarities they can better deal with differences. He explains how men think, act, communicate, and grow in relationships, and even offers tips for communicating in a toxic relationship.

Wives, girlfriends, mothers, daughters, friends, and coworkers will find real help within these pages.
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If You're Happy and You Know It [Board Book]

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap) If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap) If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it! If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

Read or sing along with your little one's favorite song! If You're Happy and You Know It pairs adorable illustrations with the lyrics of the familiar children's song. This newest board book in the beloved Sing-Along series also features a padded cover perfect for little hands, and is sure to delight children and parents alike.
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Voice, The Revolution and the Key, The (Epic Order of the Seven Series, 5)
Author: Cote, Jenny L.
Picking up where The Roman, the Twelve, and the King left off, with the 1743 London premiere of Handel's Messiah, the Order of the Seven animal team must split up for their next mission: the birth of a new nation. Team leader Gillamon tells them, Each of us will be witness to a unique point in history because of a unique generation of world leaders. Most of them are just children now, or have not yet even been born. Take note of how important one generation of children can be. Marvel at each child and the power they have to change the history of the world for the good of all.

Liz, Max, Nigel and Clarie sail for the colony of Virginia to deliver a letter that will impact Liz's assigned human: Patrick Henry. Liz must help young Patrick find his
true purpose in life--to become the Voice of the Revolution. She begins her quest when he is a seven year-old boy who cares more about fishing and exploring the
forest in Virginia than about school. Her task will take time, as Patrick Henry will fail at everything he tries. Liz eventually leads Patrick to take up law, and finally accomplishes her mission when he finds his powerful voice in a courtroom. Little does Patrick Henry or the colony of Virginia know that his voice will set the ball of the American Revolution in motion. Henry will be the only one bold enough to first speak out against the tyrannical King of England, calling for the colonies to rise up and fight for independence. Liberty or death! becomes the battle cry to unite thirteen solitary colonies as one nation under God to fight the mighty British lion.

Meanwhile, Max must see to the protection of young George Washington, who inadvertently starts the French and Indian War. The enemy will mount continual assaults on Washington, from enemy snipers to treasonous members of his military staff. If he is lost, all is lost. Nigel goes on a high-flying kite assignment with Benjamin Franklin to ensure the success of an experiment that will impact the outcome of the war in ways no one could imagine. Al remains in London to live in the royal palace, gathering intelligence right under the nose of King George III. The simple-minded cat will be responsible for delivering some Common Sense to America. Kate is assigned to the richest orphan in France, the young Marquis de Lafayette, who is crucial to the entire quest for Independence. If he doesn't make it to America, the Declaration of Independence will lead not to liberty, but to death for America

I wish I was articulate enough to convey how superbly crafted these chapters are. If good writing is meant to evoke thought and passion, then Jenny L. Cote has accomplished both. The real prize is stirring up a personal responsibility in the hearts of the next generation to be steadfast, to cherish liberty and do whatever is necessary to preserve it. Henry's eloquent words are as applicable today as they were when he spoke them, and under Cote's deft handling are now resurrected to new life. Oh how I pray that Cato's words, Patrick Henry's words, Cote's words will inspire young men and women to love God, live with integrity and fight for liberty.

From the Back Cover
One Voice Rallied a Nation to Independence with Seven words:
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Solo [Hardcover]
Author: Alexander, Kwame
From award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, comes Solo, a YA novel written in poetic verse. Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade Morrison, who knows the life of a rock star isn?t really about the glitz and glamour. All the new cars and money in the world can?t make up for the scathing tabloid covers or the fact that his father is struggling with just about every addiction under the sun?including a desperate desire to make a comeback and regain his former fame. Haunted by memories of his mother?who died when Blade was nine?and the ruin his father?s washed-up legacy and life have brought to the family, Blade is left to figure out life on his own. But, he?s not all alone: He?s got the friendship of a jazz-musician mentor, Robert; the secret love of a girlfriend, Chapel; and his music. All may not be well in the Morrison home, but things are looking up for Blade, until he discovers a deeply protected family secret?one that further threatens his relationship with his family and has him questioning his own identity. Thrown into a tailspin, Blade decides the only way he will understand his past and begin his future is to find out the truth behind the music and himself. He soon sets out on a journey that will change everything he thought to be true. His quest lands him in Ghana, stuck in a village just shy of where answers to the secret can be found. There, Blade discovers a friendship he couldn?t have imagined, a people founded in family and community, and a reconciliation he never expected.

With his signature intricacy, intimacy, and poetic style, Kwame Alexander explores what it means to finally come home.

Solo features a stunning dust jacket with embossing and gloss.
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In 27 Days [Hardcover]
Author: Gervais, Alison
Hadley Jamison is shocked when she hears that her classmate, Archer Morales, has committed suicide. She didn?t know the quiet, reserved guy very well, but that doesn?t stop her from feeling there was something she could have done to help him. Hoping to find some sense of closure, Hadley attends Archer?s funeral. There, Hadley is approached by a man who calls himself Death and offers her a deal. If Hadley accepts, she will be sent back 27 days in time to prevent Archer from killing himself. But when Hadley agrees to Death?s terms and goes back to right the past, she quickly learns her mission is harder than she ever could have known.

Hadley soon discovers Archer?s reasons for being alone, and Archer realizes that having someone to confide in isn?t as bad as he?d always thought. But when a series of dangerous accidents starts pushing them apart, Hadley must decide whether she is ready to risk everything?including her life?to keep Archer safe.

From award-winning Wattpad author Alison Gervais (HonorInTheRain) comes In 27 Days, a story of redemption, first love, and the strength it takes to change the future.

In 27 Days features a striking cover with embossing.

When Hadley Jamison finds out a fellow classmate, Archer Morales, committed suicide, she can't help but feel she could have stopped him. Then at the funeral she runs into Death who has a proposition for her. She has 27 days to stop Archer from killing himself. Hadley goes back in time and is determined to stop Archer. Problem is he wants nothing to do with her and pushes her away. Hadley must decide to put everything on the line if she has any hope of saving Archer but she has to hurry as time is ticking down. What worked: This is an addictive, fast-paced read where Death makes a proposition for Hadley to go back in time to stop a classmate from killing himself. I got swept up in the drama as Hadley goes out of her way to befriend Archer. Hadley is one of those stereotypical 'rich' NYC girls while Archer's family owes a coffee house. They're different in so many ways, yet also alike. While Hadley's parents are rich successful business people, she's often left alone in their apartment. Her quest to save Archer pushes her to step outside her comfort zone. The strength of this story has to be how Hadley goes out of her way to get to Archer. There's a lot behind his standoffish behavior. As Hadley gets closer, secrets come out about what might have behind Archer's deadly decision. I liked Hadley's determination and spunk even when Archer goes out of his way to let her know he's not interested. Another huge plus has to be how the author breaks down the stereotypes behind what a suicidal person looks and acts like. Archer has a large loving family but also a terrible secret. Hadley refuses to ignore his rudeness at first as she tries hard to reach out to him. A twist on Groundhog's Day meets Death, this paranormal tale will have readers turning the pages to see if Hadley stops Archer from making a tragic mistake. (YA Books Central)
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