Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst spent the last two years walking through one epic disappointment after another. Now, after surviving breast cancer, marital infidelity, and more, Lysa reveals the hidden strength she discovered at the lowest point in her life. Her new book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered releases November 13, 2018.
Lysa’s new book recounts the truth about her own fears, pain, tears and faith. In the end, she has found God is good at being God, even when – especially when – circumstances are not at all what we expected or even wanted.
“This is so much more than a book for me,” says TerKeurst. “If I could only give one life message, this would be it. I want people to know that while we trust a God who does allow hurt, we also trust a God who uses hurt for good. Every single time."
Title: It's Not Supposed To Be This Way
Subtitle: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
Author: Lysa TerKeurst
Release Date: November 13, 2018
Category: RELIGION / Christian Life / Women's Issues
Retail Price: $24.99
Number of Pages: 256
Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations
National surveys agree: happiness is not happening. According to the annual Harris Poll Survey of American Happiness, at its highest point only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy.1 By some estimates clinical depression is ten times more rampant now than it was a century ago.2 The World Health Organization forecasts that by the year 2020 “depression will become the second leading cause of disease worldwide.”
All this negativity demands the question: Should we give up on the pursuit of happiness?
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado says adamantly no. In his latest book, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment and Unmet Expectations (Thomas Nelson, September 2019), Lucado offers wisdom for turning humanity’s tide of unhappiness.
Title: How Happiness Happens
Subtitle: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations
Author: Max Lucado
Release Date: September 2019
Category: RELIGION / Christian Life
Retail Price: $24.99
Number of Pages: 208
Walking in the Loving Presence of God
Moving from one stage of life to the next can be confusing and uncertain. What is God’s path for me? How can I find it? Is this the right next step? Lisa Robertson, who has mentored women and led women’s ministries for more than three decades, understands the challenges of life’s changing seasons. Now Lisa offers seasoned wisdom, practical help and scriptural guidance in her book, The Path of Life: Walking in the Loving Presence of God.
Title: The Path of Life
Subtitle: Walking in the Loving Presence of God
Author: Lisa N. Robertson
Release Date: May 2019
Retail Price: $17.99
Number of Pages: 176 pages
The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford
By all rights, Caylin Louis Moore should be dead, in prison, or stalking the streets of Compton with his fellow gang-members. Instead, he’s a Rhodes Scholar, author, speaker, and role model for every kid deprived of hope in downtrodden communities. A Dream Too Big is the story of Moore’s exodus from one of the most impoverished, gang-infested communities in the United States to the golden, dreaming spires of Oxford, England.
After Moore’s mother gathered her three young children and fled an abusive husband of nine years, leaving behind a comfortable middle-class life, Moore found himself in a bewildering and dangerous environment. The family lived in a neighborhood ruled by the Bloods, and Caylin often lay awake at night, terrified by both the sounds of gunfire outside and the scratching of rats and roaches moving in the walls. When Moore’s father was convicted of murder and his mother was sexually assaulted in the hospital while recovering from open-heart surgery, Moore was forced to enter adulthood prematurely. Embracing his mother’s steely faith in God and education, Moore skirted the gangs and the endemic violence of Compton to excel on the football field and in the classroom.
Academics and athletics led to college scholarships, which led to a Fulbright and eventually the Rhodes Scholarship. Along the way, Moore cofounded a student organization that brought college athletes into underserved classrooms as inspirational speakers, role models, and mentors. Moore’s eye-opening, inspirational story proves that, contrary to what others told him on his journey, there is no such thing as a dream too big.
“I loved this story of triumph in praise of a sacrificial single mom and a kid who, against all odds, fought hunger pains and gangs to make dreams-too-big become a dream-come-true. Through gunshots and temptations of inner-city poverty, Caylin Moore laced up his cleats, outran gangs, and caught the 6:00 a.m. bus on an empty stomach. A future world-changer, Caylin has penned an inspiring tale that should be mandatory reading for every student, parent, and anyone else interested in the success of those who will shape and define our future.”
-Ron Hall , #1 New York Times bestselling author of Same Kind of Different As Me and Workin’ Our Way Home
“A Dream Too Big is a truly special book. Caylin’s story is not just inspirational, it is instructional. I have admired him and his journey for a long time; read this book and you’ll understand why.”
-Wes Moore , CEO of Robin Hood, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore
Title: A Dream Too Big
Subtitle: The Story of an Improbable Journey from Compton to Oxford
Author: Caylin Louis Moore
Release Date: June 4, 2019
Category: RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
Retail Price: $24.99
Number of Pages: 240
Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential
No matter where you are in life, you are not yet all you will be . . .
At some point, virtually everyone finds themselves struggling to find their way in life.
Perhaps you’re just starting out and haven’t yet found your personal or professional path. Maybe you’ve been plugging away for years, trying to live someone else’s dream. Maybe you’re outwardly successful but plagued by a nagging, soul-level sense of dissatisfaction.
Carly Fiorina, who started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company, can help. Drawing on her own remarkable journey, and empirical evidence accumulated over four decades in the workplace, Carly will show you how to:
• choose a path over a plan
• use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward
• overcome fear and procrastination
• make smart decisions
• reclaim your power and use it for good
Carly Fiorina believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that your potential can be unleashed. In Find Your Way, she shows you the path to getting there.
Title: Find Your Way
Subtitle: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential
Author: Carly Fiorina
Release Date: April 2019
Retail Price: 25.99
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, Episcopal priest, justice entrepreneur, and founder and president of Thistle Farms. Becca experienced the death of her father and subsequent child abuse at a young age, and as an adult she longed to create a sanctuary for survivors.
In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were the first to enter the Magdalene residential program. Twenty years later, women continue to heal as they are provided with two years of free housing, medical care, therapy and education. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four justice enterprises. Today, the Global Market of Thistle Farms helps employ more than 1,800 women worldwide through 19 global partners, and the Thistle National Network provides support to 50 sister communities in the U.S. modeled on the program.
Becca is a graduate of the University of the South and Vanderbilt Divinity School. She has been conferred three honorary doctorates and has received numerous humanitarian awards including being named a 2011 White House “Champion of Change” and a 2016 CNN Hero.
Becca Stevens and her husband, Grammy-‐winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, live in Nashville with their three sons.
Title: Love Heals
Author: Becca Stevens
Release Date: September 2017
Category: Christian Living / Social Issues
Retail Price: $15.99
Number of Pages: 208
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Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in their Faith, Family and Future
Parenting teens and young adults can feel both complicated and futile. Yet the experts at Fuller Seminary’s Fuller Youth Institute believe they have unlocked some of the mysteries of parenting this often maligned and overwhelmed segment of families. Building on 10,000 hours of research, over 1,300 interviews and focus groups, and decades of world-class scholarship from the Fuller Youth Institute, co-authors Kara Powell and Steven Argue tackle the ever-evolving challenges and the unique opportunities parents of 13-to 29-year- olds face in their landmark book, Growing With: Every Parent’s Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in their Faith, Family, and Future (Baker Books, March 5, 2019).
Title: Growing With
Subtitle: Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in their Faith, Family and Future
Authors: Kara Powell and Steven Argue
Release Date: March 2019
Retail Price: $22.99
Number of Pages: 304
5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon
In a series of groundbreaking studies that led to two bestselling books, David Kinnaman and his Barna Group uncovered the truth about why young people are increasingly resisting and rejecting the church. But the news isn't all bleak. Recent analysis of Barna's incredible store of data reveals a hidden hope: the church is already perfectly equipped to meet young people's deepest desires and most pressing needs.
In Faith for Exiles, David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to reveal five formational practices that have the power to cultivate resilient faith in the next generation. Drawing on groundbreaking insights and never-before-released data, Kinnaman and Matlock show readers that God has not given up on the American church. In fact, the church is needed now more than ever.
Pastors, youth ministers, and concerned culture-watchers will find the hope they've been looking for as they navigate a rapidly changing, increasingly alien culture alongside young, faithful, thriving Christians exiled in digital Babylon.
Title: Faith for Exiles
Subtitle: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon
Author: David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock
Release Date September 2019
Retail Price $21.99
The Known by Name series explores complex women in the Bible and their struggles with tough questions through the lenses of a counselor, a Bible teacher, and a dramatist.
Rahab: Don’t Judge Me, God Says I’m Qualified - Through Rahab’s story, you will learn how to shed your unhelpful labels and fears, and instead revel in God’s unconditional love and acceptance of you - just as you are.
Hagar: In the Face of Rejection, God Says I’m Significant - Hagar learns through hurt and rejection that what is unresolved is not unseen by God. Through her story you will learn to respond when life doesn’t affirm you, but God does.
Naomi: When I Feel Worthless, God Says I’m Enough - Naomi traveled from comfort and security to despair and bitterness; from hopeless drifting to faithful obedience; from loss to redemption, in one short lifetime.
Each study is available separately. The studies are four sessions long and each session has a 20 minutes video.
Title: Known by Name
Contributors: Kasey Van Norman, Jada Edwards, and Nicole Johnson
Release Date: January 2019
ISBN: Rahab Pack 9780310096344
ISBN: Hagar Pack 9780310096504
ISBN: Naomi Pack 978031009660
Format: Leader (DVD and guide); Participant (guides only)
Retail Price: Leader Pack $41.99; Participant Study Guide $12.99; DVD $24.99
Francis Chan burst onto the Christian publishing scene with the release of Crazy Love in 2008. The radical authenticity of this California pastor immediately pushed Crazy Love to the top of the USA Today, New York Times and CBA bestseller lists – selling 2.6 million copies to date. Now, Francis Chan presents a radical new vision for the church in his forthcoming book, Letters to the Church.
Title: Letters to the Church
Author: Francis Chan
Release Date: September 2018
Category: Religion / Christian Life/ General
Retail Price: $16.99
Trim Size: 5.5 in x 8.25 in
Number of Pages: 224