|Book Beat April 2014|
|Written by Leslie Santamaria|
|Tuesday, 11 March 2014 10:59 AM America/New_York|
Howard Books introduces another Duck Commander title this month. The Women of Duck Commander by the stars of Duck Dynasty releases in hardcover ($25.99), e-book ($13.99) and unabridged audio ($29.99) April 1. The division of Simon & Schuster has sold more than 5 million units by the Robertson family with four titles landing on the New York Times best-seller list.
Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, does not assume men who are good Christians are automatically good fathers. Rather, Daly seeks to equip fathers in developing thriving families through love, grace, patience and fun in The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant To Be ($15.99, softcover), written with Paul Asay. This Zondervan resource for fathers-to-be and fathers with children of all ages is available in stores April 22.
To help believers understand how to protect themselves from ongoing sins and spiritual attacks, Perry Stone analyzes and explains all the pieces of the Ephesians 6 spiritual gear in his Charisma House book releasing this month. In There’s a Crack in Your Armor: Key Strategies to Stay Protected and Win Your Spiritual Battles ($16.99, softcover), Stone teaches the seven most common factors that wear down one’s spiritual strength, four strategies to overcome spiritual battles and more.
Having researched all of the writings of C.S. Lewis writings for a 2013 biography, Alister McGrath, professor at King’s College London and head of its Center for Theology, Religion and Culture, has now written a series of imagined lunches with Lewis. In If I Had Lunch With C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life (Tyndale House Publishers, April), McGrath propounds Lewis’ thoughts on big questions, including “Does God exist?” and “Why does God allow suffering?” This hardcover book retails for $17.99.
Best-selling author and entrepreneur Bob Buford provides an up-close perspective on the life and legacy of Peter Drucker, notable management expert and prolific author whose writings helped shape modern business, in Drucker and Me: How Peter Drucker and a Texas Entrepreneur Conspired to Save the World ($19.99, hardcover). Buford tells the story of meeting and learning from Drucker, then working with him to revolutionize modern nonprofits and churches. Worthy Publishing releases this title April 15.
In Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption (April 18), the leader of social innovation at Twitter, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, and Samuel Ikua Gachagua, once an orphan in a Kenyan children’s home, share how God dramatically changed their lives for the better after they met in Kenya. Gachagua is now a fellow with Global Citizen Year, a post-high school bridge program that equips emerging leaders. Hope Runs will be available from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for $21.99 in softcover.
Danette Joy Crawford, host of the television program Joy in the Morning, offers a blueprint for change for those experiencing trials in her April 15 Destiny Image release, Total Turnaround: 12 Keys to Breakthrough in Every Area of Your Life ($11.99, softcover). With humor and candor, Crawford leads readers through Scripture-based help for victories such as overcoming doubt, finding freedom from depression and experiencing a renewed prayer life.
Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God’s Abundance ($16) is an honest portrayal of how author Caryn Rivadeneira discovered God’s presence in the midst of financial struggle and dealt with questions about His goodness. Rivadeneira is an author, blogger and former editor at Christianity Today’s magazines. Broke, an IVP Crescendo book from InterVarsity Press, includes questions for group discussion and an appendix of spiritual disciplines.