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Mother's Day Books 2013

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Mother's Day Books 2013

In anticipation of Mother's Day, we at have compiled a selection of titles that are perfect for the mothers in your life. Read about the power of prayer and resilience in HEAVEN HEARS, or explore what the Bible says about relationships and parenting. For a touch of romance, try THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT, or develop your culinary skills with SIMPLY DELICIOUS AMISH COOKING. In this year's roundup, you will also find true stories of God’s power and guides to raising children who know His love. Whether you’re treating your loved ones or yourself, we hope you'll be pleased with these books that celebrate moms.

Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist - Essays


BREAD & WINE is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. Written by writer and blogger Shauna Niequist, this is a funny, honest and vulnerable spiritual memoir about our life around the table --- the celebrations, traditions and experiences that we share, and the ways God teaches and nourishes us as we nourish the people around us.

Couples of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other by Robert Wolgemuth and - Devotional


COUPLES OF THE BIBLE offers a 52-week overview of Scripture as seen through the tragedies and triumphs of biblical couples. Whatever your season of marriage, this book will draw you closer to God and strengthen your relationship with your spouse. You will discover that God can use couples --- like you --- powerfully in His redemptive work.

Couponing for the Rest of Us: The Not-So-Extreme Guide to Saving More by Kasey Knight Trenum - Self-Help/Personal Finance


Not everyone is an extreme couponer. Most of us just want to save some money --- not let clipping coupons and scouring the internet for deals take over our lives. For all the savvy shoppers out there, Kasey Knight Trenum has written COUPONING FOR THE REST OF US. If readers want to save money and time, this book is a gold mine.

Daughter of Jerusalem by Joan Wolf - Historical Fiction


Why would Jesus seek out Mary Magdalene as the first person he appeared to after his resurrection? In this compelling novel, Mary tells her own story about how Jesus' words transformed her heart; why she committed her wealth and influence to his ministry; and how it felt that glorious morning to discover the Lord was alive!

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson - Christian Living


DESPERATE is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. Here, you will find the story of one young mother's honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor's realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.

Etched...Upon My Heart: What We Learn and Why We Never Forget by Jill Kelly - Memoir

In ETCHED...UPON MY HEART, Jill Kelly shares some of the unforgettable moments in her life --- some sorrowful, others filled with joy --- as a "living epistle" to her daughters. Kelly's raw and honest reflections provide encouragement and inspiration for women and mothers who long to pass on hard-won knowledge of God's steadfast love and healing grace to their children.

Everything the Bible Says About Parenting and Children by Aaron Sharp -


The Bible is filled with passages on how to be the most effective parents and raise amazing kids, you just have to know where to look. A collection of scriptural references related to parenting have been gathered and clearly organized in this book. Scripture offers plenty to discover about parenting; after all, it's hard to find better role models than God, the perfect Father, and Jesus, the perfect Son.

A Healing Heart: Quilts of Love Series by Angela Breidenbach - Romance


In the midst of making a photo memory quilt for her graduating daughter, widow Mara Keegan suffers a heart attack. While recuperating, she struggles to finish the project in time and discovers burgeoning feelings for the man who's keeping her business going without her. Will Joel find his way into Mara's heart and onto Cadence's quilt?

Heaven Hears: The True Story of What Happened When Pat Boone Asked the World to Pray for His Grandson's Survival by Lindy Boone Michaelis with Susy Flory - Memoir


On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone, accidently stepped through a skylight and fell three stories to a concrete floor. Pat and Lindy, Ryan’s mom, decided to take action, in a big way: they went on Larry King Live, shared their faith, and asked millions of TV viewers to pray for Ryan. And so, millions prayed. HEAVEN HEARS is the amazing story of what happened next. You won’t want to miss this story of tragedy and triumph from the Boone family. It’s a story of the immovable faith of a mother, the incredible power of prayer, and the undeniable evidence that heaven hears.

The House that Love Built by Beth Wiseman - Romance


Brooke Holloway has only loved one man, her late husband. Owen Saunders is rebuilding after a painful divorce. Can a mysterious house bring them together for a second chance at love? Throw an eccentric uncle into the mix, along with the town’s teenage troublemaker, even a finicky cat, and one thing becomes clear: God is bringing them all together for a reason.

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story by Ken Tada and Joni Eareckson Tada, with Larry Libby - Memoir


The love story of Joni and her husband of 30 years, Ken Tada, shows what it truly means for a man and a woman to live in sickness and in health. As their marriage years moved on, Ken became increasingly overwhelmed by the never-ceasing demands of caring for his quadriplegic wife, who begins to experience chronic, extreme, nightmarish pain. Ken sinks into depression, and the couple finds themselves living under the same roof yet drifting apart emotionally.

Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms by Caryn Rivadeneira - Devotional


Caryn Rivadeneira offers 52 devotions drawn from the Psalms that show women how God sees them, what he created them to do, and how he created them to be. She takes women through 10 major areas of identity, weaving in stories from her own life and from the lives of other moms, showing mothers that they are valued and valuable. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, KNOWN AND LOVED will brighten a mom’s day even as it deepens her faith.

The Mother Heart of God: Unveiling the Mystery of the Father's Maternal Love by Trudy Beyak -


Are we missing half the picture of God? For more than five millennia, scholars focused on the paternal or fatherly qualities of God's loving kindness, but forgot or ignored the maternal aspects. As a committed Christian and an investigative journalist, Trudy Beyak spent five years on a journey with pen and notebook in hand researching the Scriptures and interviewing more than fifty leading biblical scholars and celebrities from North America to the Middle East. Trudy Beyak invites the reader to join her on a global journey to discover a fresh spiritual view of God that is relevant and encouraging for everyone.

No More Perfect Moms: Learn to Love Your Real Life by Jill Savage - Christian Living


With refreshing honesty, author Jill Savage exposes some of her own parental shortcomings with the goal of helping mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection along with their insecurities of not measuring up to other moms. Jill delivers some much-needed realism as she explains why we need to stop comparing our insides to other people's outsides. She challenges every mom to exchange her vision of being a "perfect mother" for God's beautiful grace in order to learn to love her real, but imperfect, life.

Prayer Warrior Mom: Covering Your Kids with God’s Blessings & Protection by Marla Alupoaicei -


In PRAYER WARROIR MOM, author Marla Alupoaicei helps moms break through to blessing for themselves and their children using 15 life-transforming principles.  Readers will learn how to pray Scripture, stand in the gap for their kids, discern God’s will, arm their children against the powers of darkness, and much more.  This book inspires modern-day moms looking for a biblical, fun-to-read, and relevant resource for navigating the challenges of parenting a new generation.

Praying God's Word for Your Life by Kathi Lipp - Prayer


PRAYING GOD'S WORD FOR YOUR LIFE gives women the direction and Scripture we need to bring purpose and power to our prayers. In her warm, approachable style, Kathi Lipp shares more than 100 specific prayers for our lives, relationships, worries, mistakes, faith and more. The simple strategies Kathi reveals will help each of us create a habit of praying with renewed boldness, consistency and expectation.

Simply Delicious Amish Cooking: Recipes and Stories from the Amish of Sarasota, Florida by Sherry Gore -


SIMPLY DELICIOUS AMISH COOKING by Sherry Gore provides a glimpse inside Florida’s only Amish community. Through hundreds of easy-to-prepare recipes, 16 full-color photographs, black-and-white photographs, and stories throughout, it shows how the Plain People in Pinecraft cast aside black stockings and sensible shoes for flip-flops and Coppertone.

Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope by Todd and Tara Storch, with Jennifer Schuchmann - Memoir

In March 2010, 13-year-old Taylor Storch's life was tragically cut short by a skiing accident. With only a few minutes to consider their options, her grieving family made the life-changing decision to donate her organs. Over the course of the next two years, Tara and Todd Storch connected with four of the five people who now live because of Taylor's gift. And through these encounters, the Storches have discovered unexpected blessings that are changing countless lives.

What a Son Needs from His Mom by Cheri Fuller -


Drawing from her own experiences, as well as those from moms and sons from around the country, parenting expert and bestselling author Cheri Fuller shares what makes boys and young men tick and how to become a more welcome influence at every stage in their lives. With page after page of use-it-today advice and encouraging stories, this book will help you steer your son toward becoming a caring, confident young man.

What Your Daughter Isn't Telling You: A Revealing Look at the Secret Reality of Your Teen Girl by Susie Shellberger and Kathy Gowler -


Your teen or preteen girl is at the age when she needs you the most, yet all too often she closes herself off. Don't give her the opportunity to look for answers or comfort elsewhere. She needs a mom who will really listen. Teen experts Susie Shellenberger and Kathy Gowler arm you with answers to real-life questions from girls just like your daughter. Use this biblically sound advice to help keep communication open between you and your daughter, and feel confident that there isn't anything she isn't telling you.

What a Difference a Mom Makes: The Indelible Imprint a Mom Leaves on Her Son's Life by Dr. Kevin Leman - Parenting


Every mom wants the best for her son. In WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MOM MAKES, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman uses his wit and wisdom to show Mom how to lay the groundwork that will allow her son to grow into a good man.

When the Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti - Women's Fiction


Like a flowering vine, the effects of an unwed pregnancy reach into the lives of three generations of women. As the Korean War rages, endangering the man she loves, Ivy works in a nursing home trying to provide for their unborn child. Will one resident's rambling, grace-filled stories help her see the blossoming simplicity of truth?

You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for You by Holley Gerth - Christian Living


We all long to live with more purpose, passion and joy. Yet in the middle of our hectic lives, the God-sized dreams that have the potential to lead us into all God has planned for us are the ones that tend to get lost. With her intimate, approachable style and constant encouragement, popular blogger and author Holley Gerth invites women to rediscover the big dreams God has given them --- and then dare to pursue them.