For Such a Time as This by Angie Smith

New Children's Book from Angie Smith We're big fans of Angie Smith here at LifeWay.  So when we heard that she was doing a children's book on women of the Bible, we were bouncing off the walls!  Angie has teamed back up with the super cute and oh-so talented artist Breezy Brookshire who did the artwork for Audrey Bunny.  Her new book, For Such a Time as This, is now available at LifeWay Christian Stores. I'm happy to have Angie here today to share her heart for this special project.  She has … [Read more...]

Before Amen by Max Lucado

New from America's favorite author Happy Max Lucado release day to you! One of the high points of any year is when Max Lucado's new book hits the shelves at LifeWay Christian Stores.  And it's happening today... right at this very moment!  Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer is now available and on sale for just $14.99! Prayer has been the #1 topic that people have requested that Max right a book on... and he never has until now!   I think if we're all honest, we have highs and lows … [Read more...]

September Best Sellers

LifeWay's Best Selling Books We've come to the end of another month so it's time to announce what books topped our sales list!  A lot of new nonfiction and novels are on our list for September. Best Selling Nonfiction       #1  The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst #2  Jesus Calling by Sarah  Young #3  The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn       #4  UnPhiltered by Phil Robertson #5  Jesus Calling Large Deluxe Edition by Sarah Young #6  The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury    … [Read more...]

The Song Movie

The Song Movie Coming to theaters tomorrow! The Song. Aspiring singer—‐songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival.  Jed meets the vineyard owner’s daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose “The Song,” which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage … [Read more...]

Beat God to the Punch by Eric Mason

Be an authentic follower of Christ Looking for a fresh new voice to be challenged and encouraged by?  Well, let me recommend Eric Mason to you.  Eric is founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia.  He also serves as the president of Thriving, a ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry to the urban context. Pastor Mason had a break out debut book back in 2013 with Manhood Restored.  He has just released Beat God to the Punch … [Read more...]

Christian Book Recommendations

What books are you sharing? One of the best ways to discover new authors and books is by getting recommendations from a friend.  There are a few people in my office who will routinely come over to my desk and say, "Oh, my gosh, have you read....?" and then proceed to gush about an amazing new book they just discovered.  More often then not I turn around and add that book to my list. So that got me thinking... What books are you currently recommending to people?  Or, what titles have you … [Read more...]

Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes

ldkjfsldkjf Today I'm happy to have novelist Gina Holmes with us to share about her new book, Driftwood Tides.  I fell in love with Gina's writing upon her debut release, Crossing Oceans, several years ago.  I read Driftwood Tides last week and really enjoyed it.  Gina has a gift of taking hard issues like adoption and alcoholism and crafting a beautiful, redemptive story.  I believe that a lot of Christian fiction can be an encouragement to people who are walking difficult roads.  Gina's … [Read more...]

All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti

Inspiration for characters from popular Christian novelist As the book buyer for LifeWay Christian Stores, I get most excited about telling people about authors that they should really check out.  I enjoy getting readers hooked on some of the amazing authors we have in the Christian publishing world.  A novelist that I hear only great things about is Cynthia Ruchti.  I've met this sweet lady a couple of times over the years and even had a chance to get to know her a bit more just a few weeks … [Read more...]

Show Us Your Shelfie

What's on your bookshelf? You don't have to be on any kind of social media platform for too long before you see some specific trends.  One I have noticed lately is #Shelfie.  It's a fun way to snoop inside people's homes to see what they have on their bookshelves. So, we're going to join the fun today and flaunt our literary pride! Take a picture of your bookshelf and tweet it to me at @LifeWay_Books and use #LWShelfie. I'll be posting some of the ones I get on this blog post … [Read more...]

Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee

New Christian Fiction from Tosca Lee Already being touted as one of her best books to date, The Legend of Sheba is sure to be a popular novel among Tosca Lee's legions of fans.   She is known for her thorough research which provides readers a fast-paced, page turner of a book.  With her new release, Tosca takes historical details about the queen of Sheba and imagines the rest of the story.    Her name is legend. Her story, the epic of nations. The Queen of Sheba. A powerful new novel of love, … [Read more...]