Walk On by Ben Malcolmson & Patti McCord

Walk OnRelease Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 9780735291270

Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography / Christian Living / Inspirational / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God’s love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he’d someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team–after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience–he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose. He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve–to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn’t until three years later when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.  Continue reading

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Unafraid by Carey Scott

UnafraidRelease Date: July 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781683226383

Genre: Non-Fiction / Women’s Issues / Christian Life

About the Book:

As women, we struggle to feel like we’re good enough because we are bombarded daily with messages that whisper, “Who you are is not okay.”
We live in a world that tells us we have to look a certain way, live a certain lifestyle, have husbands who fit a certain mold, and have children that excel in every area of their lives.
And rather than thrive in the life we have, we strive to create an existence that impresses others.
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Courageous Women of the Bible by LaTan Roland Murphy

Courageous Women of the Bible

Release Date: February 20, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 978-0764230523

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

Learn to live, love, and lead courageously–as you boldly choose to trust God.

Whether you’re facing struggles with singleness, the mounting challenges of marriage and motherhood, health issues, a financial crisis–God has equipped you to walk in freedom and confidence as you abide in Him, strengthened by His power and provision. Through the stories of eleven brave women of the Bible who made faith-filled choices that positioned them for success, LaTan Roland Murphy exhorts, encourages, and empowers women of all ages. With warmth and wit, she illustrates how you, like Deborah, Jael, Mary, and others, can look beyond your circumstances and lay hold of the courage needed to  Continue reading

The Prayer Map for Women by Barbour Publishing

The Prayer Map for Women

Release Date: April 1, 2018

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 978-1683225577

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Prayer

About the Book:

What Does Prayer Look Like? . . .
Find out in The Prayer Map for Women.

This engaging prayer journal is a fun and creative way for you to more fully experience the power of prayer. Each page features a lovely 2-color design that guides you to write out specific thoughts, ideas, and lists. . .which then creates a specific “map” for you to follow as you talk to God. Each map includes a spot to record the date, so you can look back on your prayers and see how God has worked in your life. The Prayer Map for Women will not only encourage you to spend time talking with God about the things that matter most. . .it will also help you build a healthy spiritual habit of continual prayer for life! Continue reading

The One Year Experiencing God’s Love Devotional by Sandra Byrd

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Release Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496413185

Genre: Non-Fiction / Devotional / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

When was the last time you took a break to experience God’s love?
To experience something is to live it, to encounter it, to understand it, to explore with our hearts, minds, and souls as well as with the five physical senses and our God-given spiritual ones. Every action we do with and for God, every good day and bad day, we walk hand-in-hand with God, experiencing Him. Continue reading

Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth

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Release Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800722890

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Women

About the Book:

A fiercehearted woman looks life in the face and says, “You can’t beat me.” She knows love is a risk but reaches out anyway. She chases Jesus with a tender, world-changing wildness. She never gives in, never gives up, and never let’s go. Best of all, the potential to be a fiercehearted woman is inside each and every woman on earth. Continue reading

Unashamed by Heather Davis Nelson (Plus a giveaway)

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Release Date: June 30, 2016

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN-10: 1433550709

ISBN-13: 978-1433550706

Genre: Christian Living / Women

Purchase the book here.

I’m really excited to share with you about this book because this is a topic that many of us struggle with. I know I do. I mean we all have that we aren’t “good enough”. We all deal with shame at one point or another in life. It’s everywhere.

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An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World by Brian C. Stiller

An Insiders Guide to Praying for the World Release Date: January 19, 2016

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764217272

Genre: DVPR Christian Life/Missions

This is a different kind of book so I’m not entirely sure how to review it. It’s a really neat guide and if you are interested in different countries or want to be a missionary, then I would recommend this for you. Brian C. Stiller shares insights on many countries that we have heard of, such as Kenya, China, and Korea, but also about countries that we never knew existed. For example, have you heard of Mozambique? Chances are you probably haven’t. I know I haven’t.

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I Was Blind (Dating), But Now I See: My Misadventures in Dating, Waiting, and Stumbling Into Love by Stephanie Rishce

I Was Blind DatingRelease Date: January 1, 2016

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 978-1-4964-0481-7

Genre: Christian Life /Relationship Dating

Have you ever felt alone while it seems as if all your friends are getting married and having babies wondering if you’ll ever have that chance? Stephanie Rische completely understands. In fact, she found herself wondering if there was something wrong with her – was she not pretty enough? Not fun enough? Not datable enough? So she turned to God as she began to pray earnestly for God to bring the man she was meant to marry into her life.

Instead, she was given eight matchmakers.

I Was Blind (Dating), but Now I See is a true story about a young woman who tried really hard to find someone she could fall in love with despite the fact that she kept falling flat on her face. Amid the most cringe-worthy and awkward situations, Stephanie’s journey shows how God’s grace and love can meet us in ways we never could have imagined. We just have to open our eyes in order to see it.

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It’s Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

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Release Date: October 13, 2015

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN-10: 1400205417

ISBN-13: 978-1400205417

Genre: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

The title is perfect when it comes to describing Jefferson Bethke’s book. It’s Not What You Think! Most of us have heard the Gospel, but how many of us actually understand what it is and what it means? The Gospel is so much more than just a transaction between us and Jesus Christ. Jesus didn’t just die on the Cross so that we can go to heaven when we die.

Bethke guides his readers from the creation of the universe in Genesis to the celebration in Revelation. When we learn to examine the Bible from the beginning, we see a story so much more beautiful and compelling than how many Christians are telling it today. This was definitely my favorite part that he focused on. When it comes to the Bible, we can’t just take bits and pieces that we like. We need both the New and Old Testament because it shows us the whole story.

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