The One by Ryan and Amanda Leak

An amazing love story We're heading into wedding season so I felt it was time for a great love story! Now available at LifeWay Christian Stores is The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts with You by Ryan and Amanda Leak.  Known to many as "The Surprise Wedding" couple, they tell their personal story while providing against-the-grain relationship advice, especially to millennials. I love to recommend books to people that I know contains trustworthy, Biblical counsel.  And what area more … [Read more...]

50% Off Christian Book Sale

Books at great prices I hope you all had an enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!  Mine was fairly laid back.  I didn't get much done yesterday because I got sucked into watching World War II in HD on This History Channel for most of the day!  But... back to work today! 50% off! Who doesn't like a good book sale!  We have lots of great reads on sale at LifeWay right now and here's a selection that's at 50% off.  Come stock up for some summer reading.  Or get a jump start on your Father's Day … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend

Long weekend! I'm getting a head start on a long weekend by taking today off work to have an even longer weekend.  Whoo!  My weekend will consist of planting tomatoes, hiking, repotting some plants, and lots of reading!  I'm currently judging the finalists for the Book of the Year for The Christy Awards so I've got a lot to read within the next month! How about you? What do you have planned this weekend and, more importantly, what are you reading?  Oh, and it's also a great weekend to … [Read more...]

Fear and Faith by Trillia Newbell

Replace your fear with faith! Today I'm happy to have author and speaker Trillia Newbell here to share about her latest book, Fear and Faith: Finding the Pease Your  Heart Craves.  Doesn't that title just cause you to take a deep breath and let some hope in?  Who doesn't struggle with seasons of anxiety and fear?  Trillia will remind us in this book that God calls us to a life of release and freedom from those worries.  All we have to do is place our trust in his more than capable … [Read more...]

Fall Christian Book Preview: Penguin Random House

New Christian Books Coming Soon Last week I introduced you to many of the great books heading our way late this summer and into the fall from several of our publishers.  Be sure to check out those posts!  Today we'll be highlighting what is coming from from Penguin Random House.  Under their umbrella of publishers are Waterbrook Multnomah and Putnam Praise so they represent a lot of popular authors.  Let's see what will be arriving at LifeWay Christian Stores in the second half of … [Read more...]

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

Exciting Debut Novelist I love reading the debut novel of first time writers.  There is always an extra air of excitement and promise in them I think.  And then I love to tell you about them! I need y'all to rush right out to your local LifeWay and pick up The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker.  Yes, drop what you're doing and come now.  It was that good! I read an advanced copy of the novel a few weeks ago and it was an "ignore everything else in your life and only read this book" kind of book … [Read more...]

Flash by Rachel Anne Ridge

Guest blog post Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I'm happy to have Rachel Anne Ridge stopping by to tell us about her new book, Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me About Life, Faith and Second Chances.  Yes, Flash is a donkey.  How cute is he, I ask you?!  I think I drove my Tyndale sales rep crazy the day he presented this book to me months ago because I kept talking about how cute Flash was.  When you put a cute animal in front of me, I'm a goner. I love … [Read more...]

Fall Christian Book Preview: Harper Collins Christian Publishing

New Christian Books Coming Soon I hope you've been enjoying the look at all of the great books we have coming to LifeWay Christian Stores this fall.  Today we're highlighting Harper Collins Christian Publishing.  Many of you know them more as Thomas Nelson and Zondervan.  They have been united under Harper Collins for a year and a half now but I still call them by their old names... habits are hard to break! Harper Collins always has one of the strongest fall release seasons in the business … [Read more...]

Fall Christian Book Preview: Tyndale

New Christian Books Coming Soon For the last few days, I've been sharing some of the upcoming releases from a few of our major publishers.  Be sure to check out what B&H Publishing and Baker Publishing have in store for us this fall if you haven't already. Today we're stopping by Tyndale to see what books they have on tap.  They are a publisher that I'm always excited to get my hands on their catalog.  I know it will contain a diverse offering of quality books.  And judging from this … [Read more...]

Fall Christian Book Preview: Baker Publishing

New Christian Books Coming Soon! Our advanced peak at the new books coming this fall to LifeWay Christian Stores continues today as we check out all that Baker Publishing Group has in store for us.  Baker represents several publishing areas like Bethany House Publishers, Revell, Baker Books, and more.  They remain leaders in the Christian book industry with their strength of content and amazing covers, especially on their novels. Their only flaw?  Their offices are located in Grand Rapids, … [Read more...]