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God of All Creation

James Robison (WaterBrook Press)In James Robison’s newest book, the author, pastor and talk-show host shares the life...
One Big Thing

One Big Thing

Phil Cooke(Thomas Nelson)Author and media consultant Phil Cooke challenges you to think about your life’s calling in One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do.Alhough this is appropriate reading for young adult readers considering a college major or career...

The Map

The Map

the mapBy David Murrow | Thomas Nelson

David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church, outlines a man’s spiritual growth guide in The Map: The Way of All Great Men. The map is a metaphor for how Jesus’ ministry is highlighted in the Gospel of Matthew.

The first third of the book recounts the international treasure-hunting intrigue that supposedly led Murrow to the figurative ?map.? The author then reveals the story is fiction, but mines it for examples and illustrations.

Thin Places

Thin Places

thinBy Mary DeMuth | Zondervan | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99

In Thin Places: A Memoir, Mary DeMuth traces her life’s influences, both positive and negative. The title refers to the times and places throughout her life when the everyday and the spiritual world seemed close enough for her to reach across and touch Jesus.

Halos and Avatars

Halos and Avatars

halosBy Craig Detweiler, ed. | WJK Books | softcover | 256 pages | $19.95

Craig Detweiler taps game designers, reviewers and players for a Christian interpretation on video games in Halos & Avatars: Playing Video Games With God. Avoiding the simplistic trap of branding games as evil, the compilation examines the benefits, spiritual and otherwise, that gamers derive from this modern incarnation of leisure activity.

Powers

Powers

powers

By John B. Olson | B&H Fiction | softcover | 400 pages | $14.99

John B. Olson delivers a supernatural thriller in Powers. Though it is a sequel to his novel Shade, it is a self-contained story.

Powers begins with Mariutza, who was raised in a Louisiana swamp by her grandfather, Purodad. He has trained her to be one of the Standing, a group to which God gives extrasensory powers against the Badness, Satan’s human presence.

Happy Spouse … Happy House

Happy Spouse … Happy House

happyBy Pat and Ruth Williams with Dave Wimbish | Standard Publishing | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99

Author and sports executive Pat Williams, and his wife, Ruth, offer marital advice in Happy Spouse … Happy House: The BEST Game Plan for a Winning Marriage. “BEST” is an acronym for the plan’s four key verbs: Bless, Edify, Share and Touch.

Held Hostage

Held Hostage

hostageBy Ken Cooper | Chosen | softcover | 320 pages | $14.99

Once known as the “gentleman bank robber,” Ken Cooper delivers a fascinating autobiography in Held Hostage: A Serial Bank Robber’s Road to Redemption. Until his arrest in 1982, he led a double life, holding up numerous banks nationwide while traveling on legitimate business.

After losing his young wife to cancer, Cooper rejected God and resumed his adolescent addiction to the adrenaline rush of stealing.

Offworld

Offworld

offworldBy Robin Parrish | Bethany House Publishers | softcover | 368 pages | $14.99

Robin Parrish spins a speculative sci-fi tale in this futuristic thriller. Set in 2033, Offworld imagines four astronauts returning from Mars to a world abruptly purged of its population. With satellite images showing no human activity but an abnormally bright light in Houston, the team journeys from Kennedy Space Center to investigate.

En route they encounter Mae, a homeless girl somehow immune to the disappearance—and peril, such as floods from untended dams on the Mississippi.

Right on the Money

Right on the Money

moneyBy Pat Robertson | FaithWords | hardcover | 240 pages | $22.99

Author and televangelist Pat Robertson gives a common-sense explanation of money management in Right on the Money: Financial Advice for Tough Times. With the exception of sections on the more complex aspects of stock and bond trading, the language is simple and accessible enough for finance-planning newcomers.

Robertson covers budgets, credit, investing, home ownership, insurance and other basics of personal finance with lucid word illustrations and advice. His suggestions and observations often come filtered through the context of recent events, though not always.

Angel of Wrath

Angel of Wrath

By Bill Myers, FaithWords, softcover, 336 pages, $13.99 Bill Myers crafts a gripping supernatural thriller in Angel of Wrath, touching on the themes of worship, judgment and mercy. The follow-up to The Voice, the book gives a refresher course for newcomers to the...

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