You Can Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm

Practical and Biblical Adoption Advice I love hearing adoption stories.  There are few other testimonies where you can really see how the sovereignty of God orchestrates peoples lives to bring about a family that he designed.  I was excited to hear that a coworker and his wife just received the news that they will be bringing a child home from South Korea this year (yay Baby Watson!)!  Another example of how two people are following the Lord to the child that is meant to be theirs. Adoption … [Read more...]

Mingling of Souls by Matt Chandler

Biblical Counsel for your Love Life Matt Chandler, who is a favorite around these parts, has released his first book on marriage.  The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Sex, Marriage, and Redemption takes us through the Song of Solomon to understand how God wants us to view courtship, love, and life together. The Song of Solomon offers strikingly candid—and timeless—insights on romance, dating, marriage, and sex. We need it. Because emotions rise and fall with a single glance, touch, … [Read more...]

I Can Learn the Bible

Fun new way to learn scripture for your kids I'm happy to have Holly Hawkins Shivers here today to share about her new book, I Can Learn the Bible: The Joshua Code for Kids.   All parents want their kids to have an early love of Scripture and this new devotional will be a fun way to help them memorize and understand God's Word. In this 52-week devotional for children, author Holly Hawkins Shivers adapts the gift book The Joshua Code (written by her father, O.S. Hawkins) into a devotional that … [Read more...]

God’s Little Princess Bible

New Bible from Sheila Walsh Yes, I know that this is a book blog for LifeWay Christian Stores but I'm about to talk about THE Book!  Author and speaker Sheila Walsh has just released a super sweet new full text Bible for girls.  God's Little Princess Holy Bible is a great addition to the popular God's Little Princess line of Bibles and books.  If you've got a little girl in your life that is all about anything and everything princess... give them this new Bible that will help them see that they … [Read more...]

New Christian Parenting Books

Fresh Biblical Advice for Today's Family Calling all parents! Are you in need of some encouragement today?  How about some new ideas on how to raise up godly children and get them prepared for all they might encounter in this crazy world?  Well, I've got two great new books to tell you about today that I think you'll enjoy. Raising Kingdom Kids by Tony Evans Tony Evans is one of America's favorite pastors and writers.  His books Kingdom Man and Kingdom Woman have been two of LifeWay's … [Read more...]

Your Legacy by James Dobson

New release from trusted family counselor Ah, we've been waiting so long to be able to say this: There is a new Dr. James Dobson book out today!  Your Legacy is the central book that a huge movement is about to be based on.  For several decades, Dr. Dobson has been the leading voice in matters of family life within the church.  I can remember watching Focus on the Family movies on Sunday nights at my church when I was growing up!  Through books, movies, curriculum, and radio programs, Dr. … [Read more...]

You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan

New Christian marriage book from best selling author As a buyer for a chain of bookstores, there is an email that I always dread getting from publishers.  The subject line usually says something along the lines of "Drop in title."  And I start to groan because that means extra work for me.  Publishers present their new releases 4-6 months or more in advance.  So when they decide to "drop one in" at the last minute it sets off a snowball of events.  But when I received a call in late spring … [Read more...]

Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions

Biblical counsel for parents One of LifeWay Christian Stores' top parenting books right now is the newly released Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions by mother/daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson.  All parents find themselves from time to time looking blank-faced into the eyes of their child who just asked one of life's toughest questions. Why do people die? Why do people kill other people? Who is Satan and what is hell? Oh, those are humdingers alright.  And … [Read more...]

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full

Gospel meditations for busy moms Hey, moms... how are you hanging in there as the summer wears on?  I'm willing to guess that you might be a wee bit tired and that you're wondering where you're own personal summer vacation is. Motherhood is one of the most rewarding roles on earth but it can also be draining, exhausting, and just plain tough.   It's hard enough to find 5 minutes of quiet on your own so how can you carve out time to spend with the Lord in order to be renewed and grow in your … [Read more...]

Raising a Princess by John Croyle

Biblical virtues to pass along to your daughter Coming on the heels of the very successful Two-Minute Drill to Manhood, John Croyle has just released Raising a Princess.  If you are the parent to a daughter, no matter her age, this will be a book you will want to snatch up. The Bible’s frequently referenced chapter of Proverbs 31 defines godly womanhood. In Raising a Princess, greatly respected child advocate John Croyle asks, "How do you equip a daughter to become the kind of woman who is … [Read more...]