Brave Enough by Nicole Unice

Are you brave? Do you ever read a blog post and have it's words hit you right between the eyes and prick your heart?  That just happened as I was preparing this post for you today.  I always read (okay, sometimes quickly skim) the posts that authors send in before I publish them but with this one, I slowed down.   I had a conversation last week with a team member on the mission trip that I was on about this very subject.  I was telling her how I often struggle with meshing the real me with … [Read more...]

Longing for Paris by Sarah Mae

New book from up and coming writer In the sea of book titles and covers that I get presented each month, some just pop right off the publisher's catalog page to me, even before I know what the book is about.  Longing for Paris: One Woman's Search for Joy, Beauty, and Adventure--Right Where She Is by Sarah Mae did that for me earlier this spring.  For one thing, there was a croissant.  I'm a big fan of buttery, flaky goodness.  But then the message grabbed me. For anyone who has ever … [Read more...]

Things Not Seen by Jon Bloom

 God's Promises are for you! Do you ever have those moments when reading stories in the Bible, "How does THAT apply to me TODAY?"  I ask that more when I'm in the Old Testament, bless my heart.  I love to study the promises of God and so that is why this new book from Jon Bloom caught my eye.  I thought you might enjoy hearing about Things Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God's Promises, too. God is doing far more than we can see in our pain. We plead for God's deliverance … [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: Onward by Russell Moore

Your chance to win new book Do you find yourself trying to figure out how the church should be speaking into the changing cultural times we're in?  It can certainly be difficult to find out how we're to be in the world but not of it.  Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has just released Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel to help us learn what God is calling us believers to do. Keep Christianity … [Read more...]

Seeing in the Dark by Nancy Ortberg

New release from popular Christian writer If I asked each of you if there has been a time in your life when you wondered, "Where are you in this, Lord?" I'd get a sigh and a gentle nod of the head.  And just watching the news on any given day will cause us to ask that question in our minds.  The world is a dark place and in desperate need of Jesus. Nancy Ortberg, author of several books include Looking for God, has just released Seeing in the Dark.  If you're needing a push of … [Read more...]

I Will by Thom Rainer

New release from leading voice in the church It's a big day around LifeWay!  We're celebrating the release of I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian by our President and CEO Dr. Thom Rainer.  Even if he wasn't our president, we'd still be excited about this book because of the strong content. Could you be the answer to the problems you see? Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us.  Emotional.  Physical.  Spiritual.  What are we to do about it?  Are these … [Read more...]

Books I’m Looking Forward To

Titles I'm eager to read We're halfway through the year and I've read some great books so far for 2015.  As I look at what's coming the rest of the year, there's a lot of titles I'm eagerly anticipating.  Here's a snapshot at some of the nonfiction titles I'm looking forward to.  Tomorrow I'll share my fiction list! How about you?  What books are you looking forward to reading in the coming months? Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong (September) Whether chosen and celebrated--like … [Read more...]

Friends of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury

New release from best selling author Happy release day to Karen Kingsbury! LifeWay's #1 novelist is releasing her second book in her nonfiction series, Life-Changing Bible Story Series.  Friends of Jesus is now available! America’s favorite inspirational novelist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a richly told tale about six of Jesus’ closest friends and companions, bringing biblical truths to life in this captivating continuation of her Life-Changing Bible Study series. In … [Read more...]

Anchored by Kayla Aimee

Uncover a hope that holds Happy Monday!  The start of another week.  We can do this! I wanted to make you aware of a special new book that is now available at LifeWay.  Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected is the first book by popular blogger Kayla Aimee.  While her story is based on her families journey with the birth of their daughter, every reader, no matter what you've experienced, will glean reminders of the unshakeable hope we have in the Lord. You count a pregnancy by weeks and … [Read more...]

What Keeps You Up at Night? by Pete Wilson

How rest will bring you peace There are a handful of authors who's books I just demolish with a highlighter or pen as I'm reading them.  It seems like within every paragraph there is a nugget of inspiration or a reminder of biblical truths that I just have to capture and go back to read again and again.  Pete Wilson is one of those authors for me.  If you could see my copy of Plan B, you would think a highlighter met a brutal death with as much as I used it!  I'm dealing with a string … [Read more...]