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Mother's Day Books 2012

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Mother's Day Books 2012

In honor of Mother’s Day, we have compiled a number of titles celebrating one of the most important people in our lives. Our selections include novels that mothers especially will be able to relate to and appreciate; devotionals to remind them of God’s grace and why they have the best job in the world; parenting books to help them nurture a happy family guided by His love; memoirs that are humorous, heart-wrenching and inspiring; a cute picture book; and a whimsical cookbook. Whether you are looking for a gift for your mom or a mother wanting to add to your reading list, you are sure to find some wonderful choices here.

10 Secrets to Living Smart, Savvy, and Strong by Pam Farrel - Christian Living


Pam Farrel inspires women of the baby-boomer generation to shape a fulfilling future, embrace God’s truth, and uncover their unique purpose. Designed for personal use or group study, 10 SECRETS TO LIVING SMART, SAVVY, AND STRONG will empower women who seek life-enhancing wisdom to get the most out of this time of their lives.

Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life by Nancy Sleeth - Christian Living


Rather than mastering technology, we’ve allowed technology to master us. It’s time to simplify our lives, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living. Building on the basic principles of Amish life, Nancy Sleeth shows how simplifying 10 areas of our lives can make us calmer, more focused, and result in stronger, deeper relationships with families, friends and God. 

Always There: Reflections for Moms on God's Presence edited by Susan Besze Wallace - Devotional


Every mom knows there's no such thing as "alone." But that doesn't mean she never feels alone, lonely, or even abandoned. ALWAYS THERE is a devotional for moms, by moms, that assures readers that God's abiding presence remains no matter what the circumstances of life.

Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen - Christian Life


We are all chasing something. Our hearts were made to run hard and fast after things that move us. But as a generation we are all beginning to stir and wake up, identifying that these words don't satisfy for long, especially when compared to God. If God is real, and we are going to live with Him forever, shouldn't He be everything?

Beautiful Battle: A Woman's Guide to Spiritual Warfare by Mary E. DeMuth - Christian Living/Spiritual Warfare


From Mary DeMuth comes a guide that helps women find victory in spiritual warfare. Through questions, prayers and Scriptural insights, Mary teaches readers how to embrace the abundant life to which God calls his daughters, defeat the demons and slay the idols that hold women back, and rejoice even in pain.

Becoming a Woman Who Listens to God by Sharon Jaynes - Christian Living


Women find themselves overwhelmed, and they long for time away from it all so they can hear God’s still small voice.  Using biblical wisdom and insights from her own life, Sharon invites readers to explore answers to the heart cry, “How can I hear the voice of God?”

Before You Were Mine: Discovering Your Adopted Child's Lifestory by Susan TeBos and Carissa Woodwyk - Christian Life


Road-tested with over 400 families, BEFORE YOU WERE MINE equips adoptive parents to celebrate and commemorate their adopted children’s birth stories. Parents will benefit from practical worksheets and real-life stories on creating a Lifebook --- a unique tool that offers adopted children the gift of acceptance, peace and security as a part of God’s plan.

Busy Mom's Guide to Family Nutrition by Paul C. Reisser - Parenting


Using a question-and-answer format, BUSY MOM'S GUIDE TO FAMILY NUTRITION provides bite-sized pieces of information, including nutritional basics, the skinny on fats, interpreting food labels, exploring popular diet plans, and much more. Improve your family’s health quotient with the quick reference material found inside, and enjoy your healthy family!

Heart Echoes by Sally John - Fiction


In the aftermath of a massive Los Angeles earthquake, the perfect existence Teal Morgan-Adams has built begins to crumble. Her daughter is determined to learn the identity of her biological father, a secret Teal hasn’t revealed to anyone. Tragic news from Teal’s sister brings her back to her hometown, a place she avoided most of her adult life to face the secrets and lies that echo in her heart.

Her Mother's Hope: Marta's Legacy, Book One by Francine Rivers - Historical Fiction


Near the turn of the 20th century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother’s hope. Her journey takes her to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family.

Her Daughter’s Dream: Marta's Legacy, Book Two by Francine Rivers - Historical Fiction


In the dramatic conclusion to HER MOTHER'S HOPE, Francine Rivers delivers a rich and deeply moving story about the silent sorrows that can tear a family apart and the grace and forgiveness that can heal even the deepest wounds. Spanning from the 1950s to present day, HER DAUGHTER'S DREAM is the emotional final chapter of an unforgettable family saga about the sacrifices every mother makes for her daughter --- and the very nature of unconditional love.

I Couldn't Love You More written by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt, illustrated by Polona Lovsin - Picture Book


I COULDN’T LOVE YOU MORE tells a sweet, loving, yet powerful message: I couldn’t love you more, but there is someone who does. Through the unique relationship of adorable animals, the book shares that Christ is always with you and He loves you more than you can imagine. This engaging picture book combines lovable and irresistible images with the lyrics from the song (co-written by Jason Ingram and Matt Hammitt).

Into the Free by Julie Cantrell - Historical Fiction


Young Millie Reynolds longs to be free of shameful secrets. Turning away from her abusive father, she finds acceptance when a band of gypsies travels through town. But when tragedy strikes, Millie joins a prominent family --- and discovers painful truths about her background. Will she find healing in the love of the God she thinks abandoned her?

Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant - Memoir


Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a 15-month-old girl from Guatemala when Grant was already the mother of three young children.

Miracle for Jen: A Tragic Accident, a Mother's Desperate Prayer, and Heaven's Extraordinary Answer Linda Barrick with John Perry - Memoir


On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was driving home from church when their van was struck by a drunk driver. Fifteen-year-old Jen suffered multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma and was not expected to survive the night. But against all odds, she did. MIRACLE FOR JEN is the remarkable true story of a family who overcame tragedy and learned to trust God's plan for their lives in a whole new way.

A Mom After God's Own Heart Devotional by Elizabeth George - Devotional


Drawing from her bestselling books and popular “Woman After God’s Own Heart” radio spots and podcasts, Elizabeth George shares energizing devotions to  help moms with children of all ages refuel with the power of God’s Word, tap into Scripture’s wisdom for parenting, and embrace the amazing privilege of raising children.

Momaholic: Crazy Confessions of a Helicopter Parent by Dena Higley - Christian Life


Every mom has felt the need to be perfect. MOMAHOLIC is one woman’s private, dramatic and often comical invitation to peek inside a time in her life where everything fell apart and she had to take an honest look at what she was doing right and what she’d been doing terribly wrong.

Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms by Linda Vujnov - Devotional


SPILT MILK is a collection of brief, hilarious stories and meditations mixed with biblically based applications that encourage women in their spiritual journey. Written by a Gen-X mom, these stories remind busy mothers that God’s grace is always there in the messes and marvels of life, love and being a mom. 

Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient by Valorie Burton - Self-Help


In SUCCESSFUL WOMEN THINK DIFFERENTLY, Valorie Burton helps women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health and spiritual life. In this powerful and practical guide, women will gain insight into whom they really are and receive the tools, knowledge and understanding to succeed.

Sweet Treats for Mom by Lisa Kaus - Cooking


Here is a perfect way to say thanks to a dear mom. In this little charmer, Lisa Kaus’ whimsical art is lighthearted and fun. While luscious cupcakes, tasty treats and delectable desserts fill each page, generous helpings of sweet sayings and yummy recipes are sprinkled in for good measure.

A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh - Fiction


Suzanne's daughter, Campbell, is in search of answers to her questions about her mother's history. Suzanne's three friends --- Lila, Jane and Meghan --- were torn apart by long-buried secrets. Though they haven't spoken in years, each has pieces of a scrapbook they made together in Sweethaven. As the scrapbook reveals secrets one by one, old wounds are mended, lives are changed, and friendships are restored --- just as Suzanne intended.