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First and Goal by Jake Byrne (book)
978-0-7369-6189-9 | | Harvest House Publishers
softcover, 176 pages, $12.99
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Jake Byrne’s journey to the NFL is the backdrop for this collection of inspiring devotions for teens based on football lingo. Jake defines each phrase, shares a brief Scripture, and tells an encouraging story from his own life that ties them together.
The Power of a Praying® Teen by Stormie Omartian (book)
978-0-7369-6601-6 | | Harvest House Publishers
softcover, 208 pages, $12.99
Release Date: August 1, 2015
Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying® Teen addresses key issues young people face, including purity, peer pressure, insecurity, body/self–image, and friendships.
The Complete Francis of Assisi by Jon M. Sweeney (book)
978-1-61261-688-9 | | Paraclete Press
softcover, 416 pages, $24.99
Release Date: August 1, 2015
There are many editions of the writings of Francis, and biographies about him, but here in one volume are both, plus the complete text of the late medieval work The Little Flowers, which did more to establish the legend of the man than any other work. This “Paraclete Giants” edition includes the complete Road to Assisi, Paul Sabatier’s groundbreaking biography of Francis, first published in French in 1894 and reissued and annoted in English translation in 2002; the complete Francis in His Own Words: The Essential Writings; and The Little Flowers, thus offering the best introduction to St. Francis yet available.
Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren F. Winner (book)
978-1-61261-453-3 | | Paraclete Press
softcover, 224 pages, $18.99
Release Date: August 2015
Winner’s original Mudhouse Sabbath has sold 45,000 copies, been translated into three languages, and spawned a successful video study series. After her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity,Winner found that her life was indelibly marked by the rich traditions and spiritual practices of Judaism. She here presents eleven Jewish practices that can transform the way Christians view the world and God, including attentive eating, mourning, candle-lighting, and Sabbath-keeping. Since first publishing the book, Lauren has earned her MDiv and PhD, and become an Episcopal priest. Her thought has deepened and developed. This new Study Edition incorporates the complete original text plus primary texts from Jewish and Christian sources, and new material on each of the eleven topics. The result is a powerful work for Christians wanting to explore in depth and understand the Jewish origins of Christianity.
The Year without a Purchase by Scott Dannemiller (book)
9780664260682 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 200 pages, $15
Release Date: August 3, 2015
Filled with humorous wit, curious statistics, and poignant conclusions, this book examines modern America’s spending habits and chronicles the highs and lows of dropping out of our consumer culture. It offers valuable food for thought for anyone who has ever wanted to reduce stress by shopping less and living more.
Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd Edition by Millard J. Erickson (edited by L. Arnold Hustad) (book)
9780801049194 | | Baker Academic
hardcover, 496 pages, $36.99
Release Date: August 18, 2015
This college-level abridgment of Erickson’s classic "Christian Theology" offers students an accessible textbook on Christian doctrine.
Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: Five Views by Chap Clark, editor (book)
9780801049675 | | Baker Publishing Group
softcover, 224 pages, $21.99
Release Date: August 18, 2015
This five-view work brings together leading voices to present major views on youth ministry, giving readers resources to develop their own approach.
Audacity: A Novel by Ray Comfort, Julia Zwayne (book)
9781933591230 | | Genesis Publishing Group (Send The Light Distirbution)
softcover, 192 pages, $8.99
Release Date: August 19, 2015
A novelization of the award-winning film “Audacity,” this unique outreach tool blends the gospel with drama and humor in addressing one of today’s most divisive issues. When Peter is challenged to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he find the courage to share the biblical view with truth and love?
The Meal Jesus Gave Us, Revised Edition by N. T. Wright (book)
9780664261290 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 96 pages, $14
Release Date: August 24, 2015
In this introductory volume N. T. Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today. This revision includes questions for discussion or reflection after each chapter.
Wonder of Wonders by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (book)
9780664260453 | | Westminster John Knox Press
hardcover, 64 pages, $14
Release Date: August 24, 2015
These beautiful meditations from the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer are perfect as brief devotions that include beautifully evocative, full-color photographs of winter scenes. These passages remind us of the profound wonders we celebrate during Advent and Christmas and of the reverence appropriate to the season.
Overcoming Depression by Dr. Tim Cantopher (book)
9780664261054 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $17
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Dr. Cantopher provides an overview of depressive illness, guiding the reader through the nature of depression, history, symptoms, causes, and treatments, as well as the myths. This new edition includes the latest on medications and stresses that sufferers should not blame themselves and that getting better is a real option.
Overcoming Stress by Dr. Tim Cantopher (book)
9780664261061 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $17
Release Date: August 27, 2015
Overcoming Stress looks at the causes of stress and the manifestations and psychological conditions, such as physical illness, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, phobic states, and depression. It offers information on both acute treatments and longer term management in avoiding stress and its ill effects.
Advent in Narnia by Heidi Haverkamp (book)
9780664261269 | | Westminster John Knox Press
hardcover, 120 pages, $16
Release Date: August 31, 2015
This book includes twenty-eight devotions which compares Scripture and passages from C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, prompting meditation on Advent themes and followed by questions for reflection. It also provides four sessions for small group discussion and ideas for creating a “Narnia Night” for families.
A Christian Guide to the Classics by Leland Ryken (book)
9781433547034 | | Crossway
softcover, 112 pages, $9.99
Release Date: August 31, 2015
Helping readers understand, engage with, and enjoy the classics of Western literature, this companion volume to the Christian Guides to the Classics series answers basic questions and provides practical tips for reading some of the greatest works of the last 2,000 years.
Unshaken: Real Faith in Our Faithful God by Crawford W. Loritts Jr. (book)
9781433545047 | | Crossway
softcover, 144 pages, $14.99
Release Date: August 31, 2015
Calling readers to a faith that does not waver in a God who does not lie, this book reminds Christians of the sure hope they have in Christ and encourages them to live each day in light of that hope.
Fragile: 30 Days of Hope for the Anxious Heart by Samantha Arroyo (book)
9781942587033 | | Carpenter's Son Publishing (Send The Light Distribution and Ingram)
softcover, 192 pages, $14.99
Release Date: September 1, 2015
In this 30-day devotional, Samantha Arroyo guides readers through their anxious valleys by reflecting on her own—and uncovers the hope found in God’s Word.
Glitter Christmas Art by Twin Sisters® (book)
9781630589820 | | Barbour Publishing, Inc.
softcover, 8 pages, $4.99
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Young artists, ages 4 and up, will love to color simple pictures as they learn the story of Jesus' birth. Each Bible story illustration is surrounded by a fun, "baked-on" glitter background, which means no mess! A neat spiral design helps to keep art organized until children complete the perforated coloring pages.
Journeying with Luke by James Woodward, Paula Gooder, and Mark Pryce (book)
9780664260231 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $18
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Journeying with Luke is the first of four volumes that offer brief and accessible guides to the Gospels for learning and reflection. Each chapter ends with an action item, questions for reflection, and a prayer making it perfect for sermon preparation, devotion, or group study.
Sacred Reading: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer by Apostleship of Prayer (book)
978-1-59471-607-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 416 pages, $15.95
Release Date: September 4, 2015
This powerful new prayer book from the Apostleship of Prayer, the “pope’s prayer group,” engages and inspires readers with the daily scripture readings and introduces Catholics and other Christians to the traditional spiritual devotion known as the lectio divina, or “sacred reading,” in a new way.
Sacred Reading for Advent and Christmas 2015-2016 by Apostleship of Prayer (book)
978-1-59471-609-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 96 pages, $1.25
Release Date: September 4, 2015
This powerful new prayer book for Advent and Christmas from the Apostleship of Prayer, the “pope’s prayer group,” engages and inspires readers with the daily seasonal scripture readings and introduces Catholics and other Christians to the traditional spiritual devotion known as the lectio divina, or “sacred reading,” in a new way.
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