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.
She has become a legend.
Brilliant, personable and passionate, she is arguably the most gifted of all Irish woman writers of Christian literature.
During the time of the Raj in India, Amy Carmichael discovered a custom of the time in which children were ‘married to gods’ and so introduced to a life of prostitution. With a mixture of courage and heartbreak, she began to uncover the facts, sometimes under disguise, for the government. After independence, the Indian government courageously prohibited the practice by law. Against difficult circumstances, Amy and her colleagues provided a safe home for these children against awesomely difficult circumstances at Dohnavur in South India.
Until her death in 1951, she devoted fifty years of her life to rescuing babies and children from dangerous backgrounds in India. Amy, a Christian missionary, social reformer, and writer of thirty-five books, once described herself as a ‘Wild-bird child and in no wise tame’: her life proved her observation to be hauntingly accurate. Millions of people have been influenced by her life and writing.
For this biography, the first by anyone from her home County, Derick Bingham carefully researched Amy Carmichael’s original letters now placed by the Dohnavur Fellowship and Miss Margaret Wilkinson in the Northern Ireland Public Records Office.
As Bingham tried to uncover the heart and conscience of this extraordinarily self-effacing legend, he is on record as saying that it proved to be one of the greatest spiritual experiences of his life, and in this biography, readers will find spiritual gold.
A Confident Peace shows the book of Revelation as more than prophetic timelines or tales with apocalyptic images. It inspires full surrender to Christ and living with confident peace even when life falls apart. When hurt by the sins of others, when persecuted by ungodly governments, when impacted by the death and disease of a fallen world, when frustrated by friends and family who repeatedly turn from God instead of to Him, Revelation helps us walk these unwanted roads with confident peace. A Confident Peace also reminds us the more things change the more they stay the same. God’s holiness, Satan’s deception, and humanity’s sinfulness are constants from age to age. Looking into the future, Revelation gives us a confident peace to recognize Satan’s deceptions, overcome our sinful inclinations and honor God with our lives today. Furthermore, A Confident Peace gives us God’s big picture. It reminds us the One who started it all wins it all. With over 550 Old Testament references, the book of Revelation ties together God’s activity throughout scripture. Seeing the thread of God’s hand tightly woven in our past and future gives us confident peace, especially when it feels life is unraveling all around us.
In the spring of 1961, ten-year-old Nate “Weenie” Dooley has a revelation-his father is not a good one.
Inspired by National Geographic, his favorite thing next to the Bible storybook his mother gave him before she died, Nate plans to leave his father and their home in the Smokies to set out on an adventure.
When he discovers that his father has left him first, it will take the help of a stray dog, some kind neighbors, a one-man-band, letters from a long-lost-aunt, and a new understanding of God to figure out he isn’t really alone.
Will he find that Copper Creek is where he’s always belonged? Or will his wanderlust keep him from ever coming back?
In her second novel, Heather Norman Smith demonstrates that love makes a family, and that while fathers may leave, our Heavenly Father is faithful, and He has a plan for all of us.