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30 Days of Inspiration for the Woman's Soul
Rebecca Martin / Carlisle Press
Here's a refreshing drop of dew for your day.
We women tend to have lots of "Martha time" as we scurry about being housewives and mothers. The unmarried among us are equally busy as schoolteachers, caregivers, or earning a living in other ways.
Yet what good is all our "Martha time" unless we have our "Mary times" too? We need to pause at the feet of Jesus to receive refreshment like the morning dew.
Here's a book for our "Mary times." The stories portray women serving in their God-given roles. The main points of the inspirational parts are drawn from the writings and sermons of men. More info...
True, encouraging stories of joy and grief from adoptive and foster families
Marian D. Reinford and Emily D. Martin / Christian Light Publications
The love binding together the hearts of families with foster and adopted children is no less enduring than bonds created by birth. Yet sometimes the circumstances that surround adoption can be the source of much heartache and frustration.
The writers of this book, most of them adoptive mothers, share the wisdom of experience. They know the realities of infertility, abandonment, early childhood trauma, biracial and international adoption, and the uncertainties of foster care. Other family members and adopted children, now adults, also share their viewpoints and experiences. They speak honestly about what it is like to grow together as a family united through the miracle of adoption.
These stories portray moments of desperation, laughter, encouragement, grief—and much more. Rejoice that in the end, sturdy heartstrings are tightly woven between parents and children whom God brings together in His own way. More info...
Becky McGurrin / Christian Light Publications
The sky was overcast and gray on Pat's last day at the hospital. She wanted the best for her new daughter, and now the time had come, the last time she would see her daughter—forever. This is it, Pat said, in a quiet, sad corner of her mind. The day you give up the most precious thing you've ever been given.
Pat's decision to place Suzzane for adoption haunted her for years. And as she went on with life, through hard times and regrets, she began to hear God calling. And so it was that Pat went through an adoption process all over again—only this time her heart was happy as she was adopted by God and a loving church family.
Adopted is the true story of a woman whose life of bitter disappointment and heartrending loss was transformed by her growing awareness of a kind God who, in the end, surprised and blessed her beyond what she ever imagined. More info...
A sequel to A Captain for Hans and The Brickmakers
Rebecca Martin / Carlisle Press
Twelve-year-old Daniel Miller hardly knew how to feel about his parents' plan. Would they really cross the ocean to the land of William Penn? What an exciting idea!
Yet Daniel, grandson of the Hans Miller you first met in A Captain for Hans, and son of the Peter Miller you met in The Brickmakers, likes his snug home in the German Palatinate. An ocean voyage looks scary. And besides, what of his crippled friend, David Burkholder? He would never be able to go. And Daniel, along with his older brother Aaron, could not bear the thought off leaving him behind. More info...
Antrim Chorale / TGS International
49 minutes. 17 a cappella songs.
We all come to a crossroad in life where we need to choose whose voice we will follow. Satan calls us to follow him, wanting us to remain slaves to sin and end up with him in hell. But Jesus calls us from a heart of love. He proved His love when He died on the cross to redeem us with His own blood. Jesus does not force anyone to accept this pardon, but He patiently stands by the door of our hearts and knocks. More info...
John D. Martin / Benchmark Press
Over 1016 shape-note songs covering a wide range of topics. Solid hymns extolling God's attributes are emphasized, and a selection of quality gospel songs of Christian experience are also included. Multiple indexes will help in choosing a song for a particular need. More info...
Early Classic Series
W. H. Kingston / TGS International
When the Reformation sweeps across Germany, a woodcutter and his grandchildren hear the story of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and realize that salvation does not come through performing penances and confessing to the priests. They believe the Gospel and seek to follow God's Word. Though opposed by a contentious neighbor, the woodcutter finds an opportunity to return good for evil. More info...
Christmas Carol Kauffman / Christian Light Publications
The 1500's were stirring times in Europe. Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to a church door in Germany, exploding a powder keg of unrest that seethed for decades.
Against this background, Regina Strahm found herself caught between two religious factions in Switzerland. Her parents repeatedly warned her against the Anabaptist heresy, and the young man she came to love had no doubts about the state church's claims.
But why then did Zwingli's official religion fail to satisfy her spiritual emptiness? And why were the Anabaptists willing to die for their faith? Regina discovered why, and found a joy she had never known. More info...
Lily A. Bear / TGS International
As humans, we look to the future with hope. We have dreams and plans for the years ahead. But sometimes God calls us to walk on paths far different than those we would have chosen.
This was the case for Donny and Nicole Good. As a young-married couple with an infant son, they had dreams of a happy family and a long future together. But when Danny received a shattering health diagnosis, those dreams were replaced with haunting questions. Was God really good? Why was He allowing this? Could there be any purpose in this devastating experience? The future looked dark and foreboding.
This story is a journey through the ups and downs of Donny's illness, but more than that, it is a spiritual pilgrimage toward surrender and acceptance of God's plan. As Donny and Nicole progress on this journey, they discover God in ways they could not have imagined before.
Daddy, Are You Sad? is a heartrending story, yet it is also a story of hope. It offers hope because it chronicles triumph over doubt, discouragement, and death, a triumph possible only through God. More info...
Martha Horst / Lamp and Light Publishers
At the market with his mother, Philip spies a toy truck that he wants. His mother tells him that he cannot have the truck. He already has a ball, she says, and the Bible says, "Be content with such things as ye have." Philip is not content, though, and so he steals his friend's toy truck. But this does not bring the satisfaction he expected. Philip finds happiness and contentment only after his parents help him return the stolen truck and clear up the lie he had told his teacher about it.
Dishonest children often grow into dishonest adults. One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is to first be an example of honesty—and then make sure their children follow that example. More info...