This Month on FaithfulReader.com...
We are celebrating the release of STEADFAST HEART, the first installment in Tracie Peterson's Brides of Seattle series, with a special contest that will give 15 readers the opportunity to win a copy of the book, which is now in stores. To enter, please fill out this form by Thursday, February 19th at noon ET.
STEADFAST HEART: Brides of Seattle, Book One by Tracie Peterson (Historical Romance)
Twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher's father wants to marry his daughter off to one of his business partners --- who is 17 years her senior --- an idea that is out of the question for Lenore. Kolbein Booth, a young lawyer from Chicago, arrives in Seattle looking for his headstrong sister, who he believes may have answered an advertisement for mail-order brides. Is this the man Lenore has been searching for? She may not have long to find out...
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THE SONG by Chris Fabry (Romance)
Jed King’s life has been shaped by the songs and mistakes of his famous father. He wants to sing his own song, but the words and melody are elusive. Haunted by the scars inflicted by his broken family, Jed’s dreams of a successful music career seem out of reach...until he meets Rose. As romance quickly blooms, Jed pens a new song and suddenly finds himself catapulted into stardom. But with this life of fame comes temptation, the same temptation that lured his father so many years ago.
THE SONG is based on the motion picture screenplay by Richard L. Ramsey. The film will be available February 10th on DVD and Digital HD.
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PRICE OF PRIVILEGE: Price of Privilege Trilogy, Book 3 by Jessica Dotta (Historical Romance)
Having finally discovered the truth of her birthright, Julia Elliston is determined to outwit Chance Macy at his own game. Just when she thinks she’s managed to untangle herself from Macy’s clutches, he changes tactics with a risky ploy. As the scandal of the century breaks loose, drawing rooms all over London whisper what newspapers have not dared to print: Macy’s lost bride is none other than Lord Pierson’s daughter --- and one of the most controversial cases of marital law ever seen comes before Victorian courts.
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WAITING ON GOD: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow by Charles F. Stanley (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Do the days, weeks and years go by without evidence that your deepest longings could ever come true? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you are facing a common faith-building challenge in the Christian life, and WAITING ON GOD has the guidance you need to endure victoriously. Dr. Charles Stanley gives you the practical wisdom you need to make the most of the delays and follow God’s lead to the blessings you long for. Reviewed by Michele Howe.
MASTERING LIFE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose by Robert J. Morgan (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
A lifelong student of the Bible, Pastor Rob Morgan has spent 40 years learning about maximizing each day and becoming purposeful and productive. Now he has found a simple plan that works --- featuring 10 biblical principles that transcend human wisdom. These patterns can be implemented today whether you’re a student or an octagenarian, a novice or an executive, and help you develop a perpetually effective life. Reviewed by Michele Howe.
GOOD HEALTH, GOOD LIFE: 12 Keys to Enjoying Physical and Spiritual Wellness by Joyce Meyer (Christian Life/Personal Growth)
Meeting the demands of your busy life may leave little time for you to focus on maintaining your personal well-being. But it is important to remember that each part of you --- mind, body and emotions --- serves a purpose in God's exciting plan for your future. Embracing a healthier lifestyle will help you fully experience all the good things He has in store for you. Joyce Meyer understands that modern life is hectic and has created a practical plan for achieving good health, one day at a time. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.
ALWAYS ON MY MIND: A Christiansen Family Novel by Susan May Warren (Romance)
Aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, only to receive the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone else’s baby. One of Casper’s new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina, whom he can’t seem to forget. A tentative friendship begins to heal fresh wounds, but can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together? Reviewed by Susan Miura.
SISTER EVE, PRIVATE EYE: A Divine Private Detective Agency Mystery by Lynne Hinton (Mystery)
A Hollywood director has disappeared, and the sultry starlet he’s been running around with isn’t talking. When the missing man turns up dead, Captain Jackson Divine’s case escalates into a full-blown murder case, and Sister Evangeline Divine’s crime-solving instincts kick in with an almost God-given grace. Soon Sister Eve finds herself soul-searching every step of the way: How can she choose between the vocation in her heart and the job in her blood? Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.
MOTHERLESS by Erin Healy (Fiction)
A mother struggles to rekindle a connection with her children --- estranged through trauma and a life of misinformation. Is there still time to show them love and give them the truth? And how will she accomplish all of this from the next life, having herself been dead for many years? MOTHERLESS, Erin Healy's latest novel, tells a troubled family’s tale. Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab.
FIERCE CONVICTIONS: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More --- Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist by Karen Swallow Prior (Biography)
Two hundred years ago, Hannah More helped transform the cultural landscape of Britain, promoting abolition, establishing schools for illiterate children, and effecting social reform. We’ve known so little about her. With FIERCE CONVICTIONS, a new biography by Karen Swallow Prior, the sleeping legacy of this incredible woman awakes. Reviewed by Evelyn Bence.
CONTAGIOUS DISCIPLE MAKING: Leading Others on a Journey of Discovery by David Watson and Paul Watson (Christian Life)
It is hard to deny that today’s world can seem apathetic toward Christians. Some may look down at their iPhones when we mention God, motion for the check when we bring up church, or casually change the subject when we talk about prayer. In a world full of people whose indifference is greater than their desire to know Christ, how can we dream of growing the church? In CONTAGIOUS DISCIPLE MAKING, David Watson and Paul Watson map out a simple method that has sparked an explosion of homegrown churches in the United States and around the world. Reviewed by Maggie Harding.
THE GRAND PARADOX: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith by Ken Wytsma (Christian Life/Spiritual Growth)
Following Jesus is done --- can only be done --- in the messiness of this world into which we were all born. Yet many Christians expect the walk of faith to be easier, neater and relatively devoid of hassles. So perhaps it’s time for a frank conversation about the true nature of Christian faith. Maybe there are many desperately in need of a clear dialogue about how our greatest joy is found in our pursuit of God. In THE GRAND PARADOX, Ken Wytsma seeks to help readers understand that although God can be mysterious, He is in no way absent. Reviewed by Michele Howe.
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