WHERE AM I? HOW DO I GET WHERE I WANT TO GO?
For many students, the middle school years represent a harrowing journey. As the landscape around them changes rapidly, many students lose their way. That’s because the path through the middle winds through difficult terrain:
- The quicksand of popularity
- The rapids of sexual awakening
- The forest of insecurity
- The bustling metropolis of electronic media
How teens navigate this journey is crucial. Those who embark without clear direction steer their lives in a direction they never intended and end up in places they never wanted to be.
A Map For the Middle is written to offer direction and insight for the middle school journey. Through personal stories, observations, and warnings, this book seeks to help early teens understand exactly where they are, and how they can safely arrive at the place God wants them to be.
Fred Thorne must shoulder the full care and protection of his sisters after a fire leaves them homeless and friendless. He sets out to follow the last advice given to him by his great-aunt: Take the girls to Menevace, to the refuge home.
But the road to Menevace is fraught with bandits, famine, and unknown dangers.
The Journey follows the three Thorne siblings through rejection, captivity, and an increasingly downward spiral of guilt as Fred fails time and time again to protect his family from the dangers of a hostile world.
Can the Thornes find a place of rest and safety? Will their journey ever end?
Dangerous cities, breathtaking creatures, and an incredible adventure awaits in this debut novel by Verity A. Buchanan.
In 1898, Alex Meissen, son of a wealthy Austrian bureaucrat, falls in love with beautiful Katy Thannen, the household maid.
Forbidden to marry, Alex devises a plan for them to sail to America to begin a new life together. When the plan fails, there is no turning back. Alone in New York City, Katy faces a devastating dilemma.
If Alex finds her, can they start over considering the secret she now bears?
No Turning Back is a lovely old-fashioned historical love story. It is an action-packed, thought-provoking and entertaining page-turner.
God’s Sustaining Power is the moving testimony of Reverend Larry Hicks’ six-and-a-half-year battle with leukemia. Though this story is about one man’s journey through a devastating illness, it is also about how his life impacted all those around him and how it still does today.
If you want something that will provide you with encouragement in a time of suffering, or if you need inspiration to better exercise your faith, then God’s Sustaining Power is the ideal book to read. There is so much that is negative when dealing with adversity, but this book shows how there is always a way to find hope through the power of our God.
God’s Sustaining Power will touch you and show you that God’s sustaining power can meet your need in whatever struggle you may be experiencing.
Lester Sharp is a workaholic, obsessed with the success of his business and oblivious to the world around him.
All of that changes when a peculiar stranger comes into his shop asking for food and help. Lester soon finds himself on an impossible journey around the world to bear witness to some of the greatest tragedies a person can know, all frozen in a single moment of time.
In this challenging and gripping novel, debut author Chad Pettit delivers a supernatural, pulse-pounding adventure in which Lester Sharp is in for the longest second of his life and learns lessons to last a lifetime.
Connie, a twelve-year-old living in a comfortable home in Manchester, England, had no real worries. The neighborhood kids were her friends, and her dog, Punch, was her constant companion. The family of three went to church on Sundays where her dad “served God” by doing good deeds.
However, suddenly everything changed.
World War II began and this led the family to leave the church after disagreements with the sermons on Hitler. After living with an old aunt, and then on a farm, the family then joined a religious German camp called the “Bruderhof.” Connie’s dad, believing this was his place to serve God, sold all their possessions and gave the money to the Bruderhof’s leader.
Gone was their pretty house, Dad’s motorbike, the family car, Connie’s piggy bank, and worst of all, Punch!
Since England was at war with Germany, German groups were considered enemies of England. This resulted in the Bruderhof community being shipped over the dangerous Atlantic Ocean to the poor country of Paraguay. Many small children died from tropical diseases and lack of clean water.
Connie was full of questions: Was God really there? Was this muddy, hot country filled with snakes, flies, and mosquitoes really a better place to find and serve God rather than England?
Find the answer to these questions in Connie’s Journey, the true story of Connie Ridley Peasland.
Successful businesswoman Tori St. John is haunted by the verse “To whom much is given, from him much is required.” Despite a marketing coup that guarantees her an executive management position, Tori abandons her career. Instead, she and husband Phillip adopt two children from a third-world orphanage.
At five, Lydia is sugar-coated dynamite. Two-year-old Gabe avoids eye contact, prefers a silver bowl over shiny new toys and fears the vacuum cleaner. His diagnosis of autism leaves Tori obsessed with helping her son, angry at God and at odds with her husband and daughter. At stake is Gabe’s future.
Tori marshals the skills that made her a business diva and plunges into the special-needs world. As she struggles to defeat Gabe’s disability, Tori’s world unravels. School’s not working for Gabe, their church rejects him, Lydia’s resentment of Gabe escalates and a sultry co-worker is pursuing Phillip.
As she battles to save her family, Tori must learn how to balance a life she can’t control and embrace a different concept of normal.
Dancing from the Shadows is a very realistic novel which weaves themes of God’s love, provision, forgiveness, and redemption that will keep you reading until the last page is turned, and will keep the characters in your heart long after you finish.