Welcome!

Launch day for Shelf Life Welcome to LifeWay Christian Stores' new blog for all things books!  We're glad you have stopped by! Many of you have followed our previous blog, A Novel Bookshelf, for the last four years.  And we thank you!  We're excited to roll out this new site that will continue to highlight all of the great novels that are to be discovered in the Christian book industry as well as to get a lot of the life-changing nonfiction books in front of you as well. What is in store … [Read more...]

May Christian Fiction Best Sellers

Announcing LifeWay's top Christian Fiction Since we're about to launch our new book blog, Shelf Life, on Monday, I wanted to get our best selling novels for May out to you.  We'll be going dark tomorrow as we put the finishing touches on the new blog.  I'll be giving you the link to our new blog at the bottom of this post. So, without further ado, here are the top selling Christian fiction titles at LifeWay for the last month!  How many have you read?     #1  Bridge to Haven by … [Read more...]

Coming Monday: A New Blog!

New and improved LifeWay Blog coming! I have bad news.  And I have good news. Bad news:  After three and a half years, A Novel Bookshelf Blog is going away this week.  Good news:  Shelf Life, our fancy, smancy NEW LifeWay Christian Stores book blog, is coming on Monday!    Shelf Life will be dedicated to all things Christian books, both fiction and nonfiction.   This new blog will give us more space to tell you about all the great books that are at LifeWay Christian Stores.  We'll … [Read more...]

Upcoming Author Signings

Popular Christian authors coming to a LifeWay near you I was just looking over the list of upcoming authors who will be stopping by one of our stores and thought, "my, we have some cool people coming!"  Check out the list to see if anyone is coming to your local LifeWay Christian Store. May 23 at Sarasota, FL LifeWay Christian Store Novelist Wanda Brunstetter will be signing her latest release, Woman of Courage, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.             May 24 at … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners

Announcing our winners! If you entered our giveaway yesterday then your odds were pretty good to win since we didn't have too many people enter!  Guess it was a busy day for folks... I know my day was c-r-a-z-y! But... THANK YOU to those ladies who did enter!  We have randomly selected our winners from the comments that were left yesterday.  The winners of our autographed copies of At Home in Mitford 20th Anniversary Edition by Jan Karon are: Kristin Kate I. Patty Sherri Poston Smith Ann … [Read more...]

What Are You Reading?

Read any good Christian fiction lately? While I was putzing around my house last night, I happened to catch a glimpse at my "to be read" pile.  My, how it's grown!  I'm in the middle of a project that I'm reading several books for (sorry, can't tell you what it is... would have to kill you) so my stack of books has become neglected. I thought it would be fun to see what y'all have been reading lately and what you have up next to dive into.  Simply answer these three questions: What book did you … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Christian books make great gifts! Mother's Day is Sunday!  Don't panic... there's still time to grab a gift!  LifeWay Christian Stores has all kind of items that your mom, wife, grandmother, or other influential women in your life would appreciate. I think books make great gifts, but then again, I may be a little biased since I am the book buyer for LifeWay.  I thought I would share some ideas that might be good for your mom.   New Nonfiction Christian Books     AHA by Kyle … [Read more...]

Enjoying a Day Off

Happy Weekend! I'm taking my first vacation day of the year to treat myself to a long weekend.  It's to be a beautiful day in Nashville so I plan on being outside all day long.  Who knows what fun and shenanigans I'll get into so watch out!  And yes, I do have plenty of time set aside to dig into some reading.  Yay! I hope you have a great weekend in your corner of the world! See you next week! … [Read more...]

May New Christian Fiction Releases

Great Christian Fiction Coming This Month! May.  Can y'all believe it's May already?  Instead of dwelling on the fact that the year is flying by at warped speed, let's focus on all of the great new novels that will be arriving at LifeWay Christian Stores over the next few weeks!  Many are already in so be sure to come by and pick up one... or two.                                … [Read more...]

April Christian Fiction Best Sellers

LifeWay's top selling Christian Fiction We have lots of new titles on our best selling novels for the month of April.  I love it when there's a big shake up... shows that all of our readers are branching out and trying the new releases. Who will top our list for April?  Drum roll please!     #1  Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers #2  The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis #3  The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg     #4  A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander #5  Woman of Courage … [Read more...]