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A Sherlock Holmes Devotional by Trisha Priebe (book)
978-1-63058-912-7 | | Barbour Publishing, Inc.
softcover, 320 pages, $12.99
Release Date: July 1, 2015
After a century, Sherlock Holmes mysteries still fascinate readers—and this devotional will delight them with spiritual truths drawn from the pages of the classic detective stories. A Sherlock Holmes Devotional contains 60 entries drawn from the characters, stories, and events of the classic detective stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Pursuit of God (Updated Edition) by A.W. Tozer (book)
978-1-62245-296-5 | | Life Sentence Publishing, Inc. (STL)
softcover, 128 pages, $12.99
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God.
Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age by Jonathan Grant (book)
9781587433696 | | Brazos Press
softcover, 256 pages, $17.99
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Offers a persuasive Christian vision of sex and relationships, calling readers to faithful discipleship in today’s hypersexualized world.
The Gospel according to Heretics: Discovering Orthodoxy through Early Christological Conflicts by David E. Wilhite (book)
9780801039768 | | Baker Academic
softcover, 304 pages, $22.99
Release Date: July 21, 2015
An expert in early Christian theology offers an engaging introduction to the Christological heresies that is suitable for beginning students.
Heartbreak Trail, Milestones #2 by Susan K. Marlow (book)
9780825443688 | | Kregel Publications
softcover, 168 pages, $9.99
Release Date: July 27, 2015
The second in the young adult series from popular homeschooler Susan K. Marlow follows the intrepid tomboy Andrea Carter on her first cattle drive. Set in 19th century California. Study guide available.
Things Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God's Promises by Jon Bloom (book)
9781433546990 | | Crossway
softcover, 224 pages, $13.99
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Featuring 35 imaginative retellings of stories from both the Old and New Testaments, this book will inspire readers to remember God’s promises, rely on his grace, and follow his leading regardless of the circumstances. A follow-up to the popular book Not by Sight.
Augustine's Confessions by Leland Ryken (book)
9781433542480 | | Crossway
softcover, 80 pages, $5.99
Release Date: July 31, 2015
A literary expert guides readers through Augustine’s classic spiritual autobiography, Confessions, exploring the book’s historical context, key themes, and overarching message. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series.
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.
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.
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