New & Noteworthy - Biography

Five hundred years ago, on All Hallows' Eve in 1517, monk Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses---and ignited a firestorm that scorched the medieval church and forever transformed Western society. From the author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, comes a powerfully written and impeccably researched biography that vividly captures Luther's dynamic life and times. Readers will celebrate the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that sustained Luther's religious revolution and still reverberate today.

  1. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
    Nabeel Qureshi, Lee Strobel
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $17.99 Save 39% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 28 Reviews

In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi shares the powerful story of his journey from faith in Allah to faith in Jesus Christ. Along the way, he gives valuable insight into Islam, sharing cultural, intellectual and theological barriers that often stand in the way of Muslims accepting Jesus. However, despite his objections to Christianity, it was the friendship of Christians, the historical facts of the life of Jesus, and divine revelation through a dream and vision that convinced Nabeel of the truth of the Gospel. Nabeel's testimony will deepen your understanding of American Muslims and draw you closer to Jesus as you consider the amazing ways He works today.

"I have seldom seen such genuine intellect combined with passion to match...truly a 'must-read' book." - Ravi Zacharias

  1. Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful
    Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful
    Katie Davis Majors
    Multnomah Books / 2017 / Hardcover
    $17.49 Retail: $25.99 Save 33% ($8.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
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From the author of Kisses from Katie, comes an invitation to faith even when things turn out differently than you expected. As a teenager Katie moved to Uganda, founded a successful humanitarian organization, became a mother through adoption and served where God called her. However, after an unexpected tragedy rocked her family, she felt the first stirrings of doubt in God's goodness. Yet in her doubts, Katie continued to turn to God. Here, she shares what she learned during that time and offers encouragement to readers to seek God even in those unexpected painful places. It's there that you can hear God's whisper of love, His filling of peace, and surprising gifts of joy.

  1. Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
    Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
    Chip Gaines
    Thomas Nelson / 2017 / Hardcover
    $12.49 Retail: $24.99 Save 50% ($12.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW5216308

Before he and his wife became known for their TV show Fixer Upper, Gaines was a serial entrepreneur who wasn't afraid to take that first step in starting a new business. From buying a laundromat to talking a bank into a loan, he relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons he learned along the way. 208 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

  1. Same Kind of Different As Me, Movie Edition
    Same Kind of Different As Me, Movie Edition
    Ron Hall, Denver Moore
    Thomas Nelson / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Heart-rending, triumphant, and true! Denver lived as a virtual slave in Louisiana and a homeless drifter in Texas---until he met Deborah. But her art dealer husband, Ron, is uncomfortable around the man. When she's diagnosed with cancer, can Ron embrace her dream of rescuing Denver? Includes a new epilogue and color photos from the movie set. Paperback.

  1. All Saints: The Surprising Story of How Refugees from Burma Brought Life to a Dying Church
    All Saints: The Surprising Story of How Refugees from Burma Brought Life to a Dying Church
    Michael Spurlock, Jeanette Windle
    Bethany House / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $8.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 43% ($6.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW230270
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Dive deeper into the true story behind the powerful film! After accepting his new position, salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock is ordered to shut down his dilapidated country church, which boasts a dozen members and a mortgage well beyond its means. Instead, he challenges his parishioners to risk it all to welcome refugees and revive their community! Paperback.

When Grammy-nominated songwriter and farmer Rory Feek started a blog about life with his wife and music partner, Joey, and their children, he never imagined he'd be chronicling their final months together as she battled a fast-moving cancer. You'll be moved by his vulnerable tale of love, loss, and God's faithfulness throughout "the long goodbye." You'll also read about Rory's journey before meeting Joey, and his search for meaning in a world that offers little security. Together, they helped each other discover purpose through music, faith and family. 262 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

  1. Between Heaven & the Real World: My Story
    Between Heaven & the Real World: My Story
    Steven Curtis Chapman, Ken Abraham
    Revell / 2017 / Hardcover
    $5.00 Retail: $22.99 Save 78% ($17.99)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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    Stock No: WW726884
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Steven Curtis Chapman has been topping the music charts for decades with songs that reflect his personal journey and share his faith in Christ. Now for the first time in Between Heaven & the Real World, Steven shares fascinating details from his life, from his childhood growing up in Paducah, KY and his introduction to music, to his incredible successes as a Dove and Grammy-award-winning musician.

Readers will also get an intimate glimpse into Chapman's personal life and marriage to Mary Beth--their courtship and first years together, and raising a growing family through birth and adoption. Not shying away from the challenges, Steven also shares from his and his family's grief after the accidental death of their 5-year-old daughter Maria. At this lowest of lows, Steven wondered if he'd ever be able to sing again, but even in the midst of struggle he chose and chooses to have hope, trusting that God will someday make things right. Readers will be challenged and inspired by this powerful testimony of a life lived with faith.

  1. Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between
    Hurt Road: The Music, the Memories, and the Miles Between
    Mark Lee
    Revell / 2017 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews

Have life's circumstances left you feeling run down? Join Third Day guitarist Lee on a journey of struggle, heartache, and hope! Sharing his own challenges, he'll help you let go of expectations about how life should be and embrace how it is---a faith-filled, moment-by-moment walk with the One who already has the route mapped out. Paperback.

  1. Giving It All Away . . . and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously
    Giving It All Away . . . and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously
    David Green, Bill High
    Zondervan / 2017 / Hardcover
    $13.49 Retail: $19.99 Save 33% ($6.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 02/23/18.
    Stock No: WW347947

Learn how to live generously and leave an enduring legacy! When Green and his wife started Hobby Lobby in their garage in 1970, they worked hard---but more important, they operated the company as if it were owned by God. Discover how their selfless giving helped them keep their integrity through life's trials and obstacles.