Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt. What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?
On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles left church and took to the streets, carrying ashes to bus stops, bakeries, beauty shops, fast-food joints, street corners and sidewalks, marking the foreheads of strangers in the ancient ritual, and offering blessing to waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike.
The Magnificent Tales are enjoyable, rhyming Bible stories with clever art and clear lessons. These are stories that the whole family will enjoy, presented in an entertaining way that parents and grandparents won't grow tired of reading and re-reading night after night. The humorous, contemporary illustrations will keep even today's media-deluged kids laughing while they learn important biblical messages. Parents will love that their kids are asking to read Bible stories!
The greatest mind in the universe imagined time. The truest judge granted Adam a choice. But it was love that gave Immanuel, God with us. Witness the birth of Christ as you've never seen it before. Through 25 inspirational selections from the works of best-selling author Max Lucado, join Mary and Joseph inside a stable, beside a shepherd, at the feet of the King. Immanuel in the manger.
Ava has a loving family, a beautiful house, and a solid faith, keeping busy with the ministry she started reaching out to those with "broken hearts." But her safe world becomes unanchored when the doorbell rings and Ava is confronted with the surprise of her life. She must set on a journey that takes her across the state of Texas back home, something Ava hasn't done in 20 years. It is in this journey back that Ava discovers God in a new way.
Stormie gives readers a personal look at the age-old story of Christ’s birth, providing an inviting glimpse into the lives of the characters. At the end of the chapter is a prayer for a modern-day audience that powerfully connects readers to the heart of a loving and compassionate Savior.
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.
When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, nothing could have prepared them for the twisted nightmare they would endure. During the year-long struggle to take their newly adopted little boy from the post-Soviet country's corrupt social service and judicial systems, de Blecourt was insulted, physically assaulted and arrested. Her fear and loneliness drove her to the brink of spiritual despair, but God had no intention of abandoning her or her family. Her amazing story offers dramatic proof that God's light shines on even in the deepest darkness.
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.
YOURS IS THE DAY, LORD, YOURS IS THE NIGHT gives a framework for prayerful devotions with a morning and evening prayer for each day of the year. The prayers have been selected to reflect the seasons and the liturgical calendar. They are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them.
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Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.