Cara Davis Articles

Forgotten Girls

girlsBy Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett | IVP Books | softcover | 175 pages | $16

Author and speaker Kay Marshall Strom and Sisters in Service founder Michele Rickett are on a campaign to give voice to the voiceless victims of crime and depravity around the world: young women.A follow-up to Daughters of Hope, which told the stories of persecuted Christian women from around the globe, Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage puts faces to the statistics of millions of persecuted girls throughout the world.

The Year of Living Like Jesus

The Year of Living Like Jesus

livingBy Ed Dobson | Zondervan | hardcover | 304 pages | $19.99

The title and cover photo of pastor Ed Dobson’s The Year of Living Like Jesus: My Journey of Discovering What Jesus Would Really Do immediately bring to mind its inspiration—A.J. Jacobs’ The Year of Living Biblically. In fact, Jacobs wrote the foreword to Dobson’s book.

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

fresh startBy Doug Fields | Thomas Nelson | hardcover | 224 pages | $19.99

Doug Fields, a teaching pastor at Saddleback Community Church, has written or contributed to more than 50 books. He’s probably best-known for his Purpose-Driven Youth Ministry, but in Fresh Start: God’s Invitation to a Great Life, he offers a message of hope for adults.

Make Love Make War

Make Love Make War

warBy Brian Doerksen | David C. Cook | softcover | 256 pages | $14.99

In Make Love Make War: Now Is the Time to Worship, Brian Doerksen, writer of worship tunes including “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship,” “Refiner’s Fire” and “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing),” explains the stories behind 12 of his songs, some of which are more widely known than others.

Don’t Miss Your Life!

Don’t Miss Your Life!

lifeBy Charlene Ann Baumbich | Howard Books | softcover | 272 pages | $14.99

Charlene Ann Baumbich, a women’s speaker and author, writes warmly enthusiastic and humorously inspirational work. In Don’t Miss Your Life: An Uncommon Guide to Living With Freedom, Laughter, and Grace, she puts her signature message on paper: Slow down, enjoy blessings and don’t take things too seriously.

Baumbich encourages readers to build a “memory portfolio” to catalog celebrations and tragedies—both big and small—to avoid going through life on autopilot and then wondering later what happened.

Because I Said So…

Because I Said So…

Because I Said So...By Dawn Meehan, GuidepostsBooks, softcover, 240 pages, $14.99

When a stay-at-home mom posted a baseball for sale on eBay along with a hilarious essay about its adventures in her home, she struck gold. The ball sold for more than $1,000, and Meehan had an instant audience. Readers flocked to the blog she started about her chaotic life, mainly because it made theirs seem less so. Because I Said So … and Other Tales From a Less-Than-Perfect Parent is Dawn Meehan’s book of humorous essays about parenting, which stresses that it’s OK not to have it all together. Laugh-out-loud antics are balanced with poignant insights on the joys of rearing children—and Meehan and her husband have six.

 

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