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Where the Cross Meets the Street: What Happens to the Neighborhood When God Is at the Center by Noel Castellanos (book)
9780830836918 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 192 pages, $16
Release Date: March 2015
From the barrios of California to the leadership of the CCDA, Castellanos has never seen the work of the cross separated from the needs of the neighborhood—except in the imaginations of many Christians. Embrace a life-giving gospel that demonstrates compassion, confronts injustice and restores individuals and communities to wholeness.
Rejoicing in Christ by Michael Reeves (book)
9780830840229 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 144 pages, $16
Release Date: March 2015
Michael Reeves opens to readers the glory and wonder of Christ, offering a bigger and more exciting picture than many have imagined. Jesus didn’t just bring us the good news. He is the good news. Reeves helps us celebrate who Christ is and how we share in his life.
The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate by John H. Walton (book)
978-0-8308-2461-8 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 272 pages, $17
Release Date: March 2015
Walton enters into the debate over the Bible and human origins, showing Adam and Eve as archetypal but real individuals chosen for roles. The details of Genesis 2—3 take on sharper definition as they are backlit by ancient Near Eastern thinking, inviting our engagement with science and contemporary understanding.
Listen In: Building Faith and Friendship Through Conversations That Matter by Rachael Crabb, Sonya Reeder and Diana Calvin (book)
9780830843169 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 176 pages, $16
Release Date: March 2015
How can we use words to connect with each other in ways that can do deep and lasting good? Rachael Crabb and two of her friends in ministry take up this question in a creative and informative way, providing model dialogues exploring the deep issues of their lives.
Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill (book)
9780830835966 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 192 pages, $16
Release Date: March 2015
Do you long for deeper communion with God? Join Isbell and Bill on this prayer journey into the waters of the Spirit. This book offers companionship and guidance as you begin to deepen your prayer experiences, with refreshing exercises sprinkled through every chapter to offer a fresh language for prayer.
Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone by Tara M. Owens (book)
9780830835935 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 240 pages, $17
Release Date: March 2015
What is God trying to do through your skin and bones? Spiritual director Tara Owens invites you to listen to your thoughts about your body in a way that draws you closer to God, calling you to explore how your spirituality is intimately tied to your physicality.
Eldership and the Mission of God: Equipping Teams for Faithful Church Leadership by J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt (book)
9780830841189 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 224 pages, $17
Release Date: March 2015
The biblical model for church leadership is found not only in pastors, but also in teams of elders who oversee, shepherd, teach, equip and guide the community into God's mission. J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt unpack the role, character and posture of a mission-oriented elder in this practical guide.
Your Beautiful Heart by Lauren Scruggs (book)
9781414376714 | | Tyndale House Publishers
softcover, 256 pages, $14.99
Release Date: March 2015
"Beauty is on the inside." We know it's true . . . yet sometimes it seems tough to fully believe it. What would your world be like if you truly felt beautiful and lived every day full of that confidence and joy?
But I'm Not a Wicked Stepmother by Kathi Lipp, Carol Boley (book)
9781589978010 | | Tyndale House Publishers
softcover, 240 pages, $14.99
Release Date: March 2015
Most little girls grow up dreaming of being a mom, but hardly any of them dream of becoming a stepmom. Nevertheless, approximately one million new stepfamilies are created every year.
Visits to Heaven and Back: Are They Real? by Mark Hitchcock (book)
9781496404824 | | Tyndale House Publishers
softcover, 224 pages, $15.99
Release Date: March 2015
What will heaven really be like? Today's bestseller lists are filled with stories of those who have claimed to experienced heaven firsthand. Curiosity about what will happen after we die is as strong as ever in the twenty-first century. Yet, each book contains a different story about what we will experience in heaven.
Noah's Big Boat by Tyndale Kids (book)
9781496404633 | | Tyndale House Publishers
Board Book, 10 pages, $4.99
Release Date: March 2015
Part of a trio of interactive lift-the-flap books, Noah's Big Boat retells the favorite story of Noah and the animals on the ark. The jumbo size flaps on each page unfold to tell the story and show the hidden image, making it easier to remember the story. Kids will want to find the animals by unfolding the flaps while learning about God's word.
When Jesus Was Born by Tyndale Kids (book)
9781496404640 | | Tyndale House Publishers
Board Book, 10 pages, $4.99
Release Date: March 2015
Part of a trio of interactive lift-the-flap books, When Jesus Was Born follows Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. The large flaps on each page unfold the story and show the hidden image, making it easier to remember the story. It's the perfect way to retell the story of Jesus' birth over and over.
The Shepherd and the Sheep by Tyndale Kids (book)
9781496404657 | | Tyndale House Publishers
Board Book, 10 pages, $4.99
Release Date: March 2015
Part of a trio of interactive lift-the-flap books, The Shepherd and the Sheep tells a sweet story of the Great Shepherd searching for his one lost sheep. The reader searches for the sheep in several places-all related to stories in the Bible-by unfolding the flap to reveal a hidden image.
A Year of Living Prayerfully by Jared Brock (book)
9781414392134 | | Tyndale House Publishers
hardcover, 350 pages, $17.99
Release Date: March 2015
While filming a documentary about sex trafficking, Jared and Michelle Brock felt a deep need for prayer in their personal lives. In an effort to learn more about prayer, the couple traveled the globe, exploring the great Judeo-Christian prayer traditions: in mountains and monasteries, in Christian communities and cathedrals, standing up and lying down, every hour and around the clock.
By Your Side by Candace Calvert (book)
9781414390321 | | Tyndale House Publishers
softcover, 425 pages, $14.99
Release Date: March 2015
ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She's finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl's in deep trouble. Macy's determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to "make it happen" in any situation life throws at her-even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.
Jesus Outside the Lines by Scott Sauls (book)
9781496400932 | | Tyndale House Publishers
softcover, 224 pages, $15.99
Release Date: March 2015
Whether the issue of the day on Twitter, Facebook, or cable news is our sexuality, political divides, or the perceived conflict between faith and science, today's media pushes each one of us into a frustrating clash between two opposing sides. Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly with others. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is weary of the bickering and is seeking a way of truth and beauty through the conflicts.
Eyes Have I that See by John Julian (book)
978-1-61261-640-7 | | Paraclete Press
softcover, 96 pages, $18
Release Date: March 1, 2015
From rough folk-verse to high-flown poesy, from a nine-line rhyme to a six-hundred-line epic, both the style and genre of the poetry in this volume cover a broad range of poetic possibility. This is the first volume of John Julian’s poetry ever published, revealing an important new American poetic voice.
Merton and Waugh by Mary Frances Coady (book)
978-1-61261-628-5 | | Paraclete Press
hardcover, 144 pages, $20
Release Date: March 1, 2015
. In this close examination of their friendship, through their correspondence, we see Waugh’s coaching of a younger writer, and Waugh’s brief infatuation with America. Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent.
THE MOTHER'S SECRET OF A HAPPY LIFE by DONNA K. MALTESE (book)
9781630587192 | | BARBOUR PUBLISHING
PAPERBACK, 256 pages, $12.99
Release Date: March 1, 2015
The Mother’s Secret of a Happy Life—based on the beloved classic The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith—promises practical, personal, and powerful encouragement for moms of all ages. This timely take on a favored classic offers inspiration for any mom seeking a life overflowing with joy and purpose—life at its absolute best!
THE DECISION by WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER (book)
9781616260880 | | BARBOUR PUBLISHING
PAPERBACK, 320 pages, $15.99
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Starting over in a new Amish community after suffering terrible heartbreak has been going good for Jonah miller, until his heart takes another terrible hit. Elaine Schrock loves Jonah, but she feels she must dedicate herself to taking care of her grandmother. Jonah doesn’t know if he can risk loving a third time.
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