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An extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God. When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice—and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father’s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever. This compelling story of transformation will touch the deepest wounds and show how God can redeem what seems unredeemable.

REAL FOOD For Rookies by Kelly Moeggenborg

Not long ago, I didn't have a clue about the critical need to feed my family real food or how others made it look so easy. I didn't know how to find the time, what to buy, how to afford it, how to cook it, or even how to get them to like it. With all the different "experts" making so many different claims, the whole thing seemed like it was just too much to figure out. For a long time I struggled, researched, de-conflicted the claims of the so-called "experts", and wondered "How in the world do people make this looks so easy?" Today, I know how much real food matters. Now I know that it's worth the time to learn and make the necessary changes that result in a healthier, happier life. Do you want kids who behave and learn well? Are you ready to finally feel good again and go off your medications? Do you want to avoid chronic diseases like cancer, obesity, and diabetes that have afflicted so many of our loved ones?

FERVENT by Priscilla Shirer - Review and GIVEAWAY - *ENDED*

WINNER is Becky Burns You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted. So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit. New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women, addressing the t

This Means War - Review and GIVEAWAY- *ENDED*

Winner: Heather S. You’ve got battles to fight—on your knees. The teen years can be tough; don’t try to make it through without one of your most powerful weapons—prayer. A companion book to the movie War Room, this new kind of journal will get you ready for a new kind of prayer life, one that’s strong, growing, and reflects just how powerful prayer is. Each short chapter tackles one of the biggest questions teens have about prayer, questions such as: Why pray, anyway?What should I pray for? Are selfish prayers okay?Who should I pray for? Am I really supposed to pray for my enemies too?Will God listen? And will He answer? Just-right journaling prompts will then get you thinking—and praying—and reinforce the real power of fighting battles on your knees.

Prayer Works - Review and GIVEAWAY - *ENDED*

Winner - Chickie Brewer What’s Your Strategy? As kids grow, their prayer life needs to grow too—but how? Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick offer a strategy that kids can use to figure out how prayer works and just how powerful it is. Lots of great explanation is combined with fun activities, illustrations, and journaling prompts to get kids thinking and praying. This companion book to the movie War Room contains 32 perforated journal pages kids can use to write specific prayers and then post them on the walls in their prayer room—just like the characters in the movie.

Peter's Perfect Prayer Place and *GIVEAWAY* - Ended

Winner - Alisha H. Can you help Peter find the perfect place to pray? Peter is used to seeing his mom pray in her special prayer room, and now you can help him search for his own place to pray—Peter’s perfect prayer place. Is it under his bed? Up in his tree house? Between the pots and pans? Where can God hear him best? There’s lots of fun as Peter looks and looks, but in the end, he learns that although it’s great to have a special place to be alone with God and pray, God hears you no matter where you are—under, up, or in between! This companion book to the movie War Room will teach young readers an important lesson about talking to God. And the fold-out prayer chart and stickers in the back of the book will let them track their prayers as well as God’s answers!

Project Inspired by Nicole Weider

Does your daughter want to be a model? Envy the Hollywood lifestyle?  Nicole Weider is on a mission: to help young girls avoid the traps that culture sets. The trap that baits you into thinking you must sacrifice your self-worth in order to be beautiful and popular. Nicole launched  Project   Inspired  in 2010, a website for teen girls that analyzes pop culture and explores ways girls can live in their authentic beauty.  In  Project   Inspired , Nicole shares tips for you to stay true to yourself—to how you were created to be. With photographs, real behind-the-scenes stories from inside the fashion world, and an honest look at living a life that looks great on the outside and feels great on the inside,  Project   Inspired  is a book you’ll turn to time and time again.

Wild in the Hollow by Amber C. Haines

Do you long for a place to call home? Ever feel homesickness but don't understand where that feeling comes from? Amber Haines is a woman haunted by God. Like Eve in the Garden, she craved the fruit that she thought would lead her to freedom. But the whispers of temptation led her instead down a path of isolation, dissatisfaction, and life-altering choices. In her most broken moment, Amber met God waiting for her in the fallout, freely offering her grace and life. This is a story of the God who makes himself known in broken places.

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies by Robert J. Skead

When Revolutionary War Patriot, Lamberton Clark, is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his 14-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose. Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail.

Empire's End by Jerry B. Jenkins

A Novel of the Apostle Paul Mining clues sprinkled throughout Paul's writings, Jerry B. Jenkins weaves a thoroughly believable tale filled with high drama at every turn. This inventive, page-turning novel is steeped in bravado and bloodshed, conflict and deep devotion, romance and political maneuvering. The result is a can't-put-it-down thriller crafted to satisfy any curious observer's longing to meet a flesh-and-blood man whose mission and message ultimately triggered the end of the great Roman Empire.

Weapons of Warfare

During the past few weeks, the Holy Spirit has really been convicting me concerning my prayer life. Oh... I pray! But sometimes it seems like carving out time for prayer is difficult. It is easier to " pray without ceasing " and that is Biblical right? But so is going into your closet to pray.... Over the years I have tried multiple tools, prayer journals, read books, etc... to help me get on track with my prayer life. And I guess, its been kind of like a roller coaster with ups and downs, twists and turns, depending on the season I am in. But in today's world, can a person survive without a constant and steady prayer life? It is easy to get depressed, discouraged, and at times even losing hope. There are battles everywhere - in the home, out of the home, and all around. I want to be a Woman of Prayer! I want to approach the Throne of God boldly, and ask knowing I will receive what God has for me. There may be so many blessings, I am forfeiting simply because I am no

Wholeheartedly Present

I am linking up here with the Five Minute Friday community. Once we get our "word" for the day - we have five minutes to write. No editing, just what flows from the heart. Ready, Set, Start! Last night my son was talking to me at bed time. The TV was going, he should have been brushing his teeth, my daughter and I were  reading a book, and someone was texting me... OVERLOAD!!!

Together With You by Victoria Bylin

Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs... When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart. Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.  Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. C

Realistically Speaking

Realism  vs  Optimism and Pessimism What do you consider yourself? Are you an Optimist? Or, maybe you lean more towards being a Pessimist (life often stinks right?) Do you see the glass as half empty or half full? As I was reading in Romans today, a passage of scripture stood out to me.   Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations,  just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19  Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead —since he was about a hundred years old —and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.   20  Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened  in his faith and gave glory to God , 21  being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:18-21 The first thing I thought of was, Abraham was a Realist!