New & Noteworthy - Biography
How should we deal with life's sorrows? With unflinching candor, Camp recounts his impoverished childhood, rebellious teenage years, spiritual awakening, the tragic loss of his newlywed wife, and his second chance at love. Jeremy's journey refined his faith---and will give you reason to hope in God. Revised edition features cover art from the movie. 252 pages, softcover from Nelson.
Live: remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling lifeSadie Robertson, Beth ClarkThomas Nelson / 2020 / Hardcover$13.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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There's a difference between being alive and truly living! One happens to you; the other makes your existence a powerful experience. Robertson encourages you to wholeheartedly embrace God's ways and make wise decisions---about overcoming jealousy, finding confidence, dealing with haters, and more---that will lead you into his fullness instead of the world's empty disappointment.
Bring the past to life---again! In this sequel to the 2013 bestseller, Metaxas profiles reformer Martin Luther, evangelist Billy Graham, inventor George Washington Carver, Salvation Army founder William Booth, author Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn, preacher George Whitefield, and Sgt. Alvin York. With vitality and warmth, he draws empowering insights from the inexhaustible richness of church history. 256 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
God's Hostage: A True Story of Persecution, Imprisonment, and PerseveranceAndrew BrunsonBaker Books / 2019 / Hardcover$3.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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In 1993, Andrew and Norine Brunson traveled to Turkey---the world's largest unevangelized country---to serve as missionaries. Their work with Syrian refugees, including Kurds, gained attention and suspicion. In 2016, both were arrested. Norine was released, but Andrew was accused of spying and incarcerated. This is the tension-laden, faith-laced account of his imprisonment, brokenness, and eventual freedom. 251 pages, hardcover from Baker.
In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to TriumphantRebecca BenderZondervan / 2020 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like - and what we can do about it - as she reveals the light of God in even the darkest places. In Pursuit of Love is a riveting read that will give you the confidence to pursue your own purpose and take you on a journey to places you never thought possible.
Born and raised in a small Oregon town, all-American girl Rebecca Bender was a varsity athlete and honor roll student with a promising future. Then a predator pretending to be her boyfriend lured her into a web of lies that sent her down a path she never imagined possible.
For nearly six years, Rebecca was sold across the underground world of sex trafficking in Las Vegas. She was branded, beaten, told when to sleep and what to wear, and traded between traffickers. Forced into a dark sisterhood, Rebecca formed bonds with her trafficker and three other women, creating a false sense of family. During that time, God began revealing himself to her. And amid her exploitation, she found the hope she needed to survive.
After a federal raid, Rebecca escaped. Her life was forever changed as she felt the embrace of her heavenly Father guiding her to healing and wholeness. Rebecca soon began to use her own experiences to change the lives of others as she went back into the darkest places she had known - assisting FBI, VICE, and law enforcement across the country in some of their most difficult cases.
Through Rebecca's incredible story of redemption, we remember that our past does not have to determine our destiny.
Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought PeaceJ.P. MorelandZondervan / 2019 / Trade Paperback$11.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Philosopher, author, and professor Moreland first experienced panic attacks in 2004. After 15 years, he still manages mental illness, but has moved from feelings of shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In this encouraging guide, he shares hard-won practical advice with fellow sufferers. Includes Scripture verses, uplifting quotes, chapter summaries, annotated bibliography, and more. 224 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Nerves of Steel: How I Followed My Dreams, Earned My Wings and Landed the PlaneCaptain Tammie Jo ShultsThomas Nelson / 2019 / Hardcover$15.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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One of the navy's first female fighter pilots tells the behind-the-scenes story of her defining moment in the cockpit! Minutes into a routine domestic airline flight, a catastrophic engine failure severely damaged Shults's Boeing 737. Relive her struggle to stabilize the aircraft, wrestle it to the ground, and save the lives of 148 passengers. 288 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
Join Greg Laurie as he takes a cross-country drive in his 1968 Highland Green Ford Mustang 390 GT through the canyons of Malibu, the alleys of Hollywood, the wide and open roads of the Midwest, and the streets of New York as he traces the woolly geography of actor Steve McQueen's life, relationships, career, and spiritual journey. This iconic muscle car was the vehicle McQueen drove in his most raucous and enduring film, Bullitt.
In the 1960s, McQueen was, according to box office receipts, the biggest movie star of his generation and one of the coolest men to ever walk the planet. Greg Laurie was a teen at the time and an ardent fan of "The King of Cool," first mesmerized by McQueen in 1963's The Great Escape. Like millions of cinema fans, Greg developed a lifelong fascination with the actor. Now he has a chance to tell McQueen's story.
McQueen was a complex, contradictory man who lived the same way he drove his motorcycles and cars: fearlessly, ruthlessly and at top speed. After a lifetime of fast cars, women, and drugs, McQueen took a surprising detour.
In this book, Laurie thoughtfully interviews Steve McQueen's friends, co-stars, associates, widow, and pastor to tell of the dramatic life-change for the actor in the spring of 1979 - six months before McQueen was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
What were the critical steps that led McQueen to make such a life-altering decision? Perhaps more importantly, why is that part of his story so rarely told? This book answers these questions.
Greg Laurie will follow the seeds of Christianity that were sown throughout McQueen's improbable life where a Light finally shone into the darkness of his troubled life. These seeds miraculously germinated, allowing McQueen to see that redemption through Jesus Christ is a lasting truth more glittering and real than any magic of the entertainment industry.
In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother.
In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.
Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor RecipientMarcus BrothertonWaterBrook / 2020 / Hardcover$16.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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Discover the powerful true story of Green Beret medic Gary Beikirch! After receiving the Medal of Honor for his valor and selflessness during the ruthless 1970 siege of Dak Seang in Vietnam, Beikirch retreated to a cave in the mountains of New England, where a redemptive encounter with God brought him peace at last.
Exactly As You Are: The Life and Faith of Mister RogersShea TuttleWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2019 / Hardcover$13.99 Retail:
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Welcome to the spiritual neighborhood fashioned by Fred Rogers, who firmly believed everybody is loved by God precisely as they are! This conviction came from his Christian faith, and he was ordained by his church for a unique mission: to minister to children and families through television. Discover more about his roots, his work, and his legacy. 211 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans.
A Higher Calling: Pursuing Love, Faith, and Mount Everest for a Greater PurposeCaptain Harold Earls, Rachel EarlsWaterBrook / 2020 / Hardcover$18.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews Video
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Can a West Point graduate who dreams of summiting Mount Everest and a vlogger who longs to start a family make their marriage work without forfeiting their own deepest desires? Will the mountain standing between them prove insurmountable, or could unexpected challenges forge an unshakable bond between them? Read their never-before-told, inspiring true love story! 256 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.