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Battered Justice by Linda J. White

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that at the proper time He may exalt you." I Peter 5:6 FBI Special Agent Jake Tucker works hard to be an excellent investigator and a great dad to his two kids, even if he is divorced. Having Cass McKenna as his partner helps with both goals. When a shot in the dark takes out a colleague, Jake and Cass set out to find the shooter. They discover a shadowy trail of drugs and criminal conduct connected with a casino--and the battered, bloody body of Jake's ex-wife. Jake is sure Tam's new husband, a powerful state senator, killed her. But Lady Justice can be battered, too, and soon Jake finds himself in a new fight--a fight of faith, the fight of his life.

TOO MANY TO JAIL By Mark Bradley

In 1979, there were fewer than 500 known Christians from a Muslim background in Iran. Today there are at least 100,000 believers. Church leaders believe that millions can be added to the church in the next few years – such is the spiritual hunger that exists. The religious violence that accompanied the reign of President Ahmadinejad drained its perpetrators of political and religious legitimacy, and has opened the door to other faiths. This book sets the rapid church growth in Iran in the context of the deteriorating relationship between Iranians and their national religion. There is a major focus on the Ahmadinejad years, but the author also covers the history of the church before 1979, picking up on the central idea that the spark may have become buried in the ashes but has never been extinguished.

TEN Less Nine Equals ONE

TEN lepers along the road                 ... pleading with Jesus for healing TEN lepers healed BUT... Only one gave thanks! How often do I get what I ask Him for and forget to give thanks? Daily my blessings abound and yet is my heart truly grateful? Or do I spend time complaining about what I don't have, don't like, can't do? Satan will tempt our hearts with ungrateful attitudes and if we are not careful we will take for granted what God has so graciously given ... the good and even what may seem bad. Blessings abound... stop and count them.

But I'm NOT a WICKED Stepmother by Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley

Most little girls grow up dreaming of being a mom , but hardly any of them dream of becoming a step-mom . Nevertheless, approximately one million new step-families are created every year. It’s no secret, being a stepmother can be a living nightmare. But it can also be an enriching and rewarding experience—one that God can use to strengthen you, helping you survive and even thrive in the toughest job you never asked for. Written by two women who are stepmothers themselves—and know the difficulties of helping to raise someone else’s children—this book is filled with down-to-earth insights and advice for stepmothers from stepmothers. It also offers expert guidance from pastors and counselors on such issues as roles, expectations, realistic goals, organization, finances, holidays, vacations, relationships with stepchildren, negotiation, forgiveness, healing the past, building a strong marriage with stepchildren on the scene, dealing

BY YOUR SIDE by Candace Calvert

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. Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.  When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?