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Father's Day Books 2013

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Father's Day Books 2013

Although it's important to give thanks every day, Father's Day is that special time of year when we honor the men who do so much for us. And what better way to let your father know you appreciate him than by giving him a book that will lift his spirit? We've compiled a number of fiction and nonfiction titles that we hope will inspire the man in your life who inspires you --- in all ways, big and small. This Father's Day, give dad a gift for the soul that comes from the heart.

52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads: What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship by Jay Payleitner - Parenting


Jay Payleitner guides dads into “girl land,” offering ways to do things with their daughters, not just for them; lecture less and listen more; be alert for “hero moments”; and give their daughters a positive view of the male sex. Dads will gain confidence in building lifelong positives into their girls.

Altar Ego: Becoming Who God Says You Are by Craig Groeschel - Christian Living


In ALTAR EGO, bestselling author Craig Groeschel reveals that you are not who you think you are. You are who God says you are. Until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be. Unleash your “altar” ego, the God-given identity that will empower you to live boldly.

Biking Across America: My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way by Paul Stutzman - Memoir


Discover the heart of America on this life-changing, cross-country bike adventure. If you long for the open road, love to meet new people, and love this place called America, get ready for the ride of your life.

Chasing Francis: A Pilgrim’s Tale by Ian Morgan Cron - Fiction


In CHASING FRANCIS, Pastor Chase Falson has lost his faith --- and he did it right in front of the congregation of his megachurch. Now the elders want him to take some time away. Far away. Follow Chase's spiritual journey all the way to Italy to rediscover his faith in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi and then begin one of your own through the pilgrim's guide included in this powerful novel.

Contentment: The Secret to a Lasting Calm by Richard A. Swenson, M.D. - Christian Living


Living in today's culture, it's easy to forget that contentment is one of the greatest privileges of the Christian faith. Approaching the subject from a historical and biblical perspective, Dr. Richard Swenson takes you on a journey where you'll discover that true contentment is the gateway to joy, freedom, godliness, rest, grace, simplicity, generosity, and more.

Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales by Randy Singer - Legal Thriller


Landon Reed is an ex-quarterback convicted of organizing a points-shaving scheme. During his time in prison, he found forgiveness and faith and earned his law degree. Now he longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. He gets that chance at McNaughton & Clay, but when three of their lawyers are killed, authorities suspect someone has a vendetta against the law firm, leaving Landon and the remaining partner as the final targets.

The Difference You Make: Changing Your World through the Impact of Your Influence by Pat Williams with Jim Denney - Self-Help


We each have an enormous sphere of influence --- and most of us don’t even realize it. This is a book with a mission --- a mission to show you the impact of your life on those around you.

A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger by Steve Peifer with Gregg Lewis - Memoir


Steve Peifer and his wife agreed to be dorm parents at a school in Kenya for a year to escape their grief over the death of their infant son. But a one-year experiment prompted a personal and family pilgrimage that transformed a seemingly ordinary middle-aged American man, husband and father into perhaps the most unlikely internationally influential hero you’ve never heard of. Until now.

Fear Has a Name: The Crittendon Files, Book 1 by Creston Mapes - Mystery/Suspense


With his family's safety on the line, journalist Jack Crittendon fights to reveal a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amid unthinkable fear. With danger lurking at every turn, can he muster enough courage to trust a God who allows such inconceivable trials?

Finding Moosewood, Finding God: What Happened When a TV Newsman Abandoned His Career for Life on an Island by Jack Perkins - Memoir

For 25 years, millions of Americans watched Jack Perkins on NBC News as a correspondent, commentator and anchorman. Yet at the age of 52 and at the height of his career, Jack disappeared from the public eye and moved with his wife, Mary Jo, to a bare-necessities cabin on an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine. This isolated home they came to call Moosewood was the setting for Jack and Mary Jo’s spiritual awakening.

Fire Song: Rediscovering the Ancient Melody by John A. Mitchell - Christian Living


FIRE SONG asks us to consult our intuitions, common sense and intellect to consider the existence of God, the nature of creation, the reality of the soul and the purpose of life, in addition to questions surrounding the possibility of historical knowledge and Biblical authority, the problem of evil, person of Jesus and what it means to be human. The result is a disarming but compelling invitation to find Jesus at the center of our story as the best example of humanity, and our only hope of living like full human beings again.

Gods at War: Defeating the Idols that Battle for Your Heart by Kyle Idleman - Christian Living/Spiritual Growth


Kyle Idleman, bestselling author of NOT A FAN, shares the powerful next step in becoming a completely committed follower of Jesus: recognizing and letting God defeat the gods at war within us --- the false gods battling to rule our hearts.

The Gate by Dann A. Stouten - Fiction


When an ad for a vacation cottage catches the eye of a man on the edge of burnout, he impulsively sets off to visit the property while his wife and daughters are away. When he arrives and is ushered through the gate, he realizes he may have found the back door to heaven. The proprietor and people from his past welcome him with food, rest and conversation, until what started out as a little escape from everyday life turns into an experience he will never forget.

Inside Out: 25th Anniversary Edition by Dr. Larry Crabb - Christian Living


You don't have to pretend you have it all together --- when you don't! Dr. Crabb's bestseller encourages you to take an honest look at your innermost struggles and bring them before God. Only then can you be set free from them, and experience a truly fulfilling Christian life. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new preface and final chapter.

Living in the Abundance of God by John Osteen - Christian Living


In this life-changing book, John Osteen teaches that it is just as important to learn how to receive a blessing as it is to be willing to give one. Using practical application and divine verification from the Bible, Osteen shows readers how to embrace the abundance of God in every aspect of their lives.

Majestic and Wild: True Stories of Faith and Adventure in the Great Outdoors by Murray Pura - Christian Living


Pastor, writer and avid outdoorsman Murray Pura weaves his real-life adventures with spiritual inspiration and life lessons, capturing the majestic and wild creation that God has set before us all. From animal encounters to wildfires to raging rapids to Daniel Boone hunts and buffalo stampedes, the stories range from dramatic and suspenseful to lighthearted and whimsical. Each story is woven with spiritual lessons not easily learned from sitting in a pew.

An Open Heart by Harry Kraus - Mystery/Suspense


Dogged by serious allegations, Dr. Jace Rawlings flees to Kenya to start over. But when his near-death surgery patients warn him that people are about to die, he finds himself embroiled in a life-threatening spiritual battle. Can he find the faith to unravel the tangle of witchcraft, politics and deceit --- and restore order to his world?

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.

The Way of the Wise: Simple Truths for Living Well by Dr. Kevin Leman - Self-Help


New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals 10 life-changing principles --- all packed in six amazing little verses by the wisest man of all, King Solomon. They have everything to do with who you are, where your heart is, who you think God is, and who you want to become. No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can take the way of the wise.

What God Wants Every Dad to Know: The Most Important Principles You Can Teach Your Child by James Merritt - Christian Living


Pastor James Merritt encourages dads to pass along to their children God’s timeless wisdom found in Proverbs. Through his personable and engaging style, Merritt, himself the father of three, reveals important life principles on such key topics as finances, use of the tongue, sexuality, work ethic and friendships.