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  • Now I Am Known

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    At age ten, Peter Mutabazi ran away from home in rural Uganda to escape his abusive father. For five years Peter survived on the streets of Kampala, a city of 1.5 million, until one man saw potential in him. This one person not only supported Peter through school but altered Peter’s outlook on life in every possible way. Since then, Peter has served as a relief coordinator during the Rwandan genocide, worked for the International Committee of Red Cross during the Sudan conflict, emigrated to the United States, fostered countless children, and become a single foster and adoptive parent. He speaks seven languages and has traveled to more than 100 countries as an international advocate for vulnerable children.

    Now I Am Known is Peter’s inspiring true story. In it he reveals the transformational power of taking risks, learning to forgive, overcoming self-doubt, breaking negative patterns, and believing in a better future. He becomes a friend in this must-read, encouraging you to propel forward into a purpose-driven life marked by hope and meaning.

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  • Opposite Of Certainty

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    After leaving her public relations career, Janine Reid embarks on a new vocation where she tries to meet her children’s every need and anticipate those that aren’t yet obvious. Her strategy is to control, manage, and do everything right so her kids won’t be hurt, scared, or scarred. What she doesn’t expect is that she will be entering the chaos of an out-of-control life that begins when her bright, charming, ten-year-old son Mason’s hand begins to shake. Mason is diagnosed with a brain tumor, and the day-to-day drama takes her from the pits of despair to wild hope.

    But it also draws her deep into herself and the eternal questions we all ask ourselves. Who are we really, way down deep, when everything we thought we knew turns out to have been conditional? Where do we land when the lifelong foundations we have lived on seem to crumble beneath our feet? Where is faith in darkness and terror? And where can joy be found in uncertainty?

    When Janine is diagnosed with breast cancer, she also must come face to face with the pain of her past. She says, “I wasn’t conscious I’d created a formula until I started becoming aware that God was not holding up His end of the bargain.” But God . . . He makes a way out of no way and tragedy is transformed into profound healing that offers us a place where grace is bigger than circumstances, and we can be okay no matter what.

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  • Hit Hard : One Family’s Journey Of Letting Go Of What Was And Learning To L

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    A parent’s worst nightmare, a family forever changed, and a hope that endures through the hardest times
    When their son Zach took a hard hit during a high school football scrimmage, Pat and Tammy McLeod began a forever battle: their son, though he would live, would not be the same boy they knew and loved. He would regain the ability to walk and run and even throw a football but would never fully talk or laugh or sing again. How does a family survive in the midst of such sorrow? How do we grieve someone who hasn’t really left? How can we learn to be thankful for what we still have while acknowledging the reality of what we’ve lost?

    Hit Hard is the true story of the McLeods’ journey through this ambiguous loss, as they navigate what it looks like to love someone who’s here and yet not here. It’s the story of a family who has experienced the unimaginable–picking up the pieces after a life-transforming loss; defining a “new normal” for their life; and learning to accept, surrender to, and celebrate what God has given them. Your own loss may look different than the McLeods’, but if in some way life isn’t what you expected, their story will give you hope that it can still be good.

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  • Crescendo : The True Story Of A Musical Genius Who Forever Changed A Southe

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    A hidden story of human triumph, Crescendo takes you on the rare journey of a musical prodigy who changed an entire community forever.

    More than eighty years ago, a musical prodigy with a brilliant mind was born into a poor, uneducated, and abusive family in rural South Georgia. At three years of age, Fred Allen could play Mozart sonatas on the piano without missing a note. But in spite of his obvious talent, Fred’s parents discouraged him from expressing his creativity and intelligence, even going so far as locking him away from the old piano in their home. Forced to fend for himself through his adolescent years, Fred knew that if he was ever to make something of himself, he would need to find a way to rise above his broken background. With incredible effort, and a few miracles along the way, Fred managed to do just that, eventually earning acceptance into The Julliard School in New York City. While simultaneously attending Juilliard, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University, he also began directing a local church choir, where he caught the attention of the music industry.

    During the musical revolution of the 1960s, Fred earned numerous Grammy nominations and built a growing reputation within the industry. But just as his new career was beginning to take off, Fred was faced with an impossible decision. His wife announced that she no longer wanted to raise their daughter in New York City and was heading home to the South. Fred had come so far from the pain and brokenness of his past, he couldn’t imagine giving up everything just to return to his childhood home.

    Trying not to think about what could have been, Fred took a job as a high school music teacher in his hometown of Thomasville, Georgia, a community of only 30,000 people. Far from the executive suites of RCA and the allure of Broadway, Fred never could have imagined that his new role would not only transform his life but also change an entire community forever.

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  • Out Of The Shadows

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    This is the triumphant and powerful true story of one woman who has chose to forgive. At the age of ten, Alison Buttenshaw witnessed the brutal attack on her parents which left her father dead and her mother with multiple stab wounds. Prior to the attack, Alison was also robbed of her innocence through sexual abuse.

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  • Called To Forgive

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    While the murder of his wife devastated Anthony Thompson, he and three other relatives of victims chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Years later, the church and community still struggle to understand the family members’ deliberate choice to forgive the racist murderer. But as Charlestonians have witnessed these incredible acts of forgiveness, something significant has happened to the community–black and white leaders and residents have united, coming together peaceably and even showing acts of selfless love.This book is the account of Anthony’s wife’s murder, the grief he experienced, and how and why he made the radical choice to forgive the killer. But beyond that, Anthony goes on to teach what forgiveness can and should look like in each of our lives–both personally, in our communities, and even in our nation. After much pain, reflection, and study, Thompson shares how true biblical love and mercy differ from the way these ideas are reflected in our culture.Be inspired by this remarkable story and discover how the difficult decision to forgive can become the key to radical change.

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  • When I Wished Upon A Star

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    Growing up as a patient with congenital heart disease, Brandon Lane Phillips often felt alone. He knew no one else who had his heart condition and believed no one understood his condition. Brandon believed he would die young. Like many congenital heart patients, he wondered if he would have a long life. It is only natural to question one’s mortality when open-heart surgery is what enabled you to survive childhood.

    Brandon worried that his heart defect caused his parents’ divorce and questioned just how much his illness had affected his siblings since so much extra attention was devoted to him. He longed to have the type of close relationship with his father that he saw on many of his favorite TV shows.At 11 years of age, he was so desperate to find answers that he asked God to show him that He loved him. Soon after, he received a wish to meet child actor Jeremy Miller from TV’s Growing Pains. Brandon had wished to meet him because he envied his “perfect” fictional family. After one of the show’s stars told Brandon that God had a plan for his life, Brandon left the set that evening feeling that the trip had been orchestrated as an answer to his prayer.There are several God-like coincidences that occur along Brandon’s path of becoming a pediatric cardiologist. Many times when Brandon would face a life experience big enough to shake his faith, an improbable experience would occur that would remind him of his wish and God’s answer to his prayer. Throughout his career, he would encounter other patients who felt alone and had questions about their own mortality.

    Brandon chose medicine as his profession because he greatly admired his childhood pediatric cardiologist. And even though a need for a second open-heart surgery at the beginning of medical school threatened Brandon’s dream of becoming a physician, he would ultimately be trained by the very physicians who had cared for him.Brandon’s journey of hope found within the pages of When I Wished Upon a Star is a story of giving back and finding purpose in life through the intervention of God’s great grace and perfect timing.The other life examined in this book belongs to Jeremy Miller, child actor, celebrity wish, and the friend who played an important role in Brandon’s journey. Brandon’s life truly changed forever after having met Jeremy on the television set of Growing Pains.While Brandon was dealing with his struggles, so too was Jeremy. In When I Wished Upon a Star, Jeremy shares “secrets” from his ch

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  • Samuel Rutherford : The Law, The Prince And The Scribe

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    When Samuel Rutherford picked up his pen he changed lives, maybe even across continents. What he wrote influenced the American constitution but where his real power and passion was felt was in the letters that his warm pastor’s heart wrote to the people of his parish.

    His book Lex Rex was burned on a pyre but his notes of comfort and wisdom were cherished by those he cared to guide and counsel.

    Accused of treason he died of illness before there was time to make him a martyr and on his gravestone today, just west of the Bell Tower in St. Andrews Cathedral are engraved the striking words that sum up his life, “Acquainted with Emmanuel’s Love’.

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  • John Chrysostom : The Preacher In The Emperor’s Court

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    There was something about John Chrysostom and the words he spoke that lit up his world.
    He was an important leader of the early church, known so much for his preaching and public speaking that he was given the nickname Golden Mouth. He spoke his mind and followed his convictions. He refused to host the lavish social gatherings that his predecessors had laid on. This meant that John Chrysostom really annoyed the wealthy citizens of Constantinople. He spoke out against how many influential Christians cared little for the poor.

    “It is madness to fill your cupboards with clothing while other human beings stand naked and trembling with the cold so that they can hardly hold themselves upright.”

    It didn’t matter if you were rich or poor John spoke the truth – emphatically. Even the empress fell under his criticism which eventually led to his exile and death.

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  • Chosen : A Journey Of Faith

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    Michele Guinness was brought up to love and live out her family’s Jewish heritage. However, in her teens, she felt something lacking. Searching for answers would eventually lead her to a destination she never could have imagined: marriage to Peter Guinness (the great-great-grandson of the famous brewer), who to her family’s shock would opt for another kind of spirit and become an Anglican minister. Michele’s highly diverting memoir, peppered with vivid anecdotes, describes her spiritual journey as she struggles to make sense of being both Jewish and Christian, and adapting, not abandoning, her rich Jewish heritage to her life as a vicar’s somewhat unusual wife in a Church of England parish.Chosen brings together in a single volume Michele’s accounts originally contained in Child of the Covenant, Promised Land, and A Little Kosher Seasoning, recounting the one-of-a-kind story of one woman’s transformative spiritual journey.

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  • Fantastic Jungles Of Henri Rousseau

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    Henri Rousseau wanted to be an artist. But he had no formal training. Instead, he taught himself to paint. He painted until the jungles and animals and distant lands in his head came alive on the space of his canvases.

    Henri Rousseau endured the harsh critics of his day and created the brilliant paintings that now hang in museums around the world. Michelle Markel’s vivid text, complemented by the vibrant illustrations of Amanda Hall, artfully introduces young readers to the beloved painter and encourages all readers to persevere despite all odds.

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  • Hard Way Home

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    Cancer May Have Taken Her Life, But Not Her Legacy

    This is a story about the biggest things in life, which is ironic because it ends with a death.

    When Amy Nappa was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV-B uterine cancer, her life and that of her husband’s, Mike, changed forever. But they weren’t the only ones whose lives were touched by Amy’s courageous journey into the waiting arms of her loving Savior.

    What started out as a private Facebook group intended to keep family and close friends apprised of Amy’s medical condition grew to include hundreds, with thousands more reading publicly about Amy daily on social media. And now, Mike wants to share those poignant posts with you, so you can come to know the amazing woman he adored for 30 years (and still does).

    So, this is Amy’s story, mostly in her own words. It’s a love story, a loss story, but most of all it’s a life story. You’ll quickly discover that Amy’s life, especially the way she lived the end of it, will inspire your own.

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  • Abraham Lincoln A Man Of Faith And Courage

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    Learn how faith influenced one of American history’s most beloved and admired
    presidents–Abraham Lincoln–in this thoroughly researched and thought-provoking account.

    There is no shortage of books chronicling the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in our nation’s history. But for all that’s been written on our sixteenth president, surprisingly little has focused on his faith and how it shaped the man who led our country during its most tumultuous years–until now.

    In Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage, historian and scholar Joe Wheeler, brings to the light the story of Lincoln’s enduring faith. With insightful research collected through ten years of extensive study, Wheeler skillfully weaving his own narrative with direct quotes from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from other Lincoln biographers, and brings a refreshingly friendly rendition of Lincoln’s life, faith, and courage.

    The stories, historical details, and powerful quotes on the pages of Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage will forever impact the way you think about Lincoln, and will inspire your own faith along the way.

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  • Picked For A Purpose

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    Born with an undiagnosed bowel disease which was too shameful to speak about, Mel Menzies grew up with a painful life. She felt she “failed as a daughter’ to fit in with her family of sporty extroverts; “failed as a new convert’ when she married with a baby on the way; “failed as a wife’ throughout fifteen years of her husband’s affairs; “failed as a mother’ when one daughter became a heroin addict for thirteen years; and “failed again as a daughter and sister’ throughout the twenty years of a family rift. A catalogue of competitive victimhood? A holier-than-thou hypocrite? Or picked for a purpose because the finger of God was upon her? In fact, seeds sown by the Father when she was only four years of age, put down roots and grew into a faith which led to her becoming a born-again believer and follower. “Picked’ for a writing career which eventually blossomed into her having a Sunday Times Bestseller, Mel soon learned why. Her purpose? To bear fruit for the nourishment of those in need i.e. to comfort others with the comfort she had received from God. As Mel shares her story so she helps you, her readers, to see the way in which God has picked you, the truth of God’s promise that all things work together for good for those who love God, and the life and light you might bring to the world when you blossom, bear fruit, and learn your purpose.

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  • Seeking Allah Finding Jesus

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    In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, now expanded with new bonus content, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way.

    Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in the world’s greatest religions.

    Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart–and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.

    The New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus has been expanded to include:

    -A revised foreword and introduction
    -A new afterword by Mark Mittelberg and reflection by Nabeel’s wife
    -A substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and much more
    -Expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook edition
    -An appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus)
    -An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims are not true Muslims
    -And a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, No God but One: Allah or Jesus?

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  • Homespun : Amish And Mennonite Women In Their Own Words

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    37 Chapters

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    Ever wish you could visit with a group of Amish or Mennonite women over a cup of coffee? In the pages of Homespun, Amish and Plain Mennonite women swap stories and spin yarns while we listen in. Lorilee Craker, bestselling author of Money Secrets of the Amish, collects these personal writings about hospitality, home, grief, joy, and walks with God. Hear from one woman who struggles with feeling inferior to her sister, from another about her longing for a baby, and from a third who accidentally bought stretchy material to sew her husband’s pants. Each woman’s story is a testament to the grace of God and the blessings of community. Behind Amish romance novels and tourist spots and television shows stand real people, with longings and loves just like the rest of us. Every Amish and Mennonite woman has a story. In Homespun, you get to hear some of them.

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  • Walk On : From Pee Wee Dropout To The NFL Sidelines My Unlikely Story Of Fo

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    In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God’s love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

    Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he’d someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team–after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience–he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose. He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve–to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn’t until three years later, when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.

    With a humble spirit dedicated to consistent acts of discipleship, Ben Malcolmson is an authentic voice for the power of simple obedience and trust, for what can happen when a believer allows God to work in a life. Walk On is the result of God using his faithful people to work in the lives of others.

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  • William Tyndale : The Smuggler’s Flame

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    William Tyndale lived a life of adventure and danger, dodging the king’s men, fleeing from his enemies and meeting with smugglers in the dead of night. What brought a well-educated young English man to such a state? Was he an outlaw? Was he a thief? No – he was a Bible smuggler and a brave one at that.

    Tyndale wanted other English speakers to be able to read God’s word in their own language but there were many who tried to put a stop to that.

    However, Tyndale’s work was God’s work and it would not be stopped – even after Tyndale’s death. One day there was a translation of the bible in the English language and it lit a fire in people’s hearts that would not be put out.

    Read and learn about how God wants us to be brave and courageous and to stand up for the truth!

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  • Elisabeth Elliot : Do The Next Thing

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    Although Elisabeth Elliot is possibly best known for her story of grief and the surname of her first husband, she has been a remarkable woman in many ways. From persevering after the untimely and tragic death of her husband, to becoming a notable writer and public speaker, Elisabeth Elliot is a true testament to the strength to be found in God.

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  • I Can Only Imagine

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    I Can Only Imagine follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, who loss of his father to cancer and is inspired to write the mega-hit song.
    In this portrait of faith, love, and family, Bart Millard puts pen to paper for the first time to share the story of his abusive father and how faith saved his family. Bart recalls the challenges he faced throughout his childhood as he lived under a roof filled with unimaginable horrors. From the debilitating sports injury that destroyed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete, through the oppression he experienced at the hands of his own father, to his eventual journey to music, Bart recounts how he found a way, through Christ, to healing and grace. I Can Only Imagine delivers a message of hope with those who seek reassurance in the face of the insurmountable.
    In response to his father’s cancer diagnosis during Bart’s freshman year of high school and his dad’s eventual transformation from an abusive father to a lover of Christ, Bart penned the song that would be heard by more fans of Christian music than any other song in history. I Can Only Imagine eventually brought Bart and MercyMe international recognition, but the song sat quietly on their indie record for eight months before they ever played it live. The song has taken the band places they never thought possible and has allowed Bart to share his story and a message of hope and healing with the world.

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