The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

36758630A child plants a mustard seed in an empty garden. It is an itty-bitty seed. It isn’t anything special- yet.

Based on the parable of the mustard seed, this new children’s book by authors Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso follows the story of two children who plant a mustard seed and await for it to grow. Silly, fun, and engaging, children will be drawn into the story by the colorful illustrations and anticipate, along with the characters, the growth of the marvelous mustard seed. Continue reading “The Marvelous Mustard Seed by Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso”

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Featured Book: Kingdom Come by Justin Coogle

37323423It has been 5 years since Pope Quintus replaced the late Pope and shook the world by forming the DH, Vatican City’s new demon hunting division, changing spiritual warfare forever. The Swiss guard have been replaced by three elite warriors, the Trinitarians. Exuberant funds have been funneled into their weapons division, Section 12. Their new intelligence unit, the Oracles, locate demons with unprecedented accuracy for first strike advantage. All these come together to support the heart and soul of the DH, the very demon hunting teams who hit the ground and take the fight to the enemy.
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Winners Announced: Hope Books Giveaway

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Congratulations to the winners of our February giveaway of

The Way of Hope and Hope in the Midst of Loss by Dave and Beth Weikel!

Michelle S.
Hannah K.
Danielle M.
Ten B.

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway!

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Didn’t win?

We’ll be posting another giveaway soon-

so keep checking back!

Stay: Lessons My Dogs Taught Me about Life, Loss, and Grace by Dave Burchett

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In an odd twist of fate, I am very glad that I didn’t read this book when I first received it. Several weeks ago my dog Jack, a lab mix, received the very same prognosis as Hannah – a large mass on his spleen. What we had assumed to be a pot belly from perhaps excessive late-night snacking turned out to be an 11 lb tumor (no joke). The vets had never seen a tumor this large in a dog his size before.

The fact that Jack’s spleen hadn’t ruptured was in and of itself a miracle. Time dragged on for what felt like eternity as we waited for the results of his several-hours-long surgery, and then days thereafter for the prognosis of the tumor. The weeks-long recovery from having lost more than half of his blood was absolutely terrifying. Learning that the tumor was benign was a blessing beyond anything I dared hope.

Unfortunately Hannah had not been so fortunate. In the midst of all the uncertainty and fervent prayers, it would have destroyed me to have read Hannah’s plight prior to our incredibly blessed and happy outcome. I feel so fortunate, and as a result of my own experience down the same road with Jack, this book tugged at my heart more than I could ever tell you.
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From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix

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From God To Us is a fascinating account of the history of the Bible. This enormously comprehensive book (some 432 pages) covers a vast array of topics, such as:

  • The structure of the Bible and order of the books, including the traditional Hebrew arrangement of Old Testament books
  • An in-depth look into the definition & nature of “inspiration”, as well as Old Testament and New Testament claims of inspiration
  • Evidences for inspiration
  • The history of the canonization of the Bible
  • The discovery of the dead sea scrolls in the caves of Qumran, and their effect on our knowledge of the reliability of Old Testament texts
  • Many disputed books of the Old Testament and New Testament, including the Apocrypha
  • The many languages, writing materials, and preservation methods of the Bible
  • Charts, including my favorite- which compares the reliability of New Testament documents to other ancient texts
  • Several pages of black and white photos of ancient tablets (several of which mention Israel), the caves of Qumran and the scrolls which were found inside, and many other scripts and texts, including some of the oldest complete Bibles.
  • Many other non-biblical texts which agree with and prove the historical accuracy of the Bible Continue reading “From God To Us: How We Got Our Bible by Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix”

Honest To God by Josh Weidmann

Are you being honest to God?

Let’s face it – sometimes we’re not always honest. In a superficial world that’s all about keeping up appearances, it can be hard to let down your guard. It leaves you open to rejection, vulnerable- but it’s also crucially important to a healthy relationship. Honesty is the key to trust, and to our faith.

Josh Weidmann shares his life experiences of learning how to open up to God, and sharing his true thoughts and feelings with Him. He explains that God doesn’t want us to be pretenders, He wants us to tell Him what’s really on our hearts and minds.As Weidmann states in his  book, “Raw honesty requires me to bare my soul before a holy God.” Continue reading “Honest To God by Josh Weidmann”

Dangerous – Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will by Caleb Bislow

Caleb Bislow goes into some of the most dangerous places in the world, sharing the light of the gospel and bringing hope to thousands. From war-torn Africa, to red-light districts in Asia, Caleb is helping to bring people to Christ in places where most missionaries wouldn’t dare to go, as well as training others to do the same, giving them the title of “Unusual Soldiers”.

Filled with incredibles stories of those whose lives were touched, and forever changed, by submitting themselves completely to the call of Christ to “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation”, this book is moving and deeply inspiring. Continue reading “Dangerous – Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will by Caleb Bislow”