DINNER WITH A PERFECT STRANGER by David Gregory

If you liked THE SHACK, you will love this book.

“ Here’s a wonderful feast for the mind and soul! Pull up a chair and eavesdrop on this provocative conversation. If you are like me, you’ll hear questions that match your own- and answers that can change your life.” Lee Stroebel, authour of A CASE FOR CHRIST.

“ I predict this little book will become a classic…. that people read to kindle or rekindle faith.

Dinner with a Perfect Stranger is truly a wonderful book that makes me feel I’v heard the gospel for the very first time.”

In His Place by Harry C. Griffith

Charles Sheldon’s WWJD was a significant challenge in its time, but God calls us to do more than wait until we are facing a decision and then choose to do what we think Jesus would do.  We are to incarnate Christ in our time, being conscious of the presence and power of God within us all of our thoughts and actions.

This is what pastor Steve Long wants his congregation to understand.  When Long challenges his prominent but self-satisfied congregation to become a living force for Christ in their small North Georgia town, he is blindsided by personal trials—including push-back from the church leadership and his son’s teenage rebellion.  Responding to Christ’s command “As the Father has sent me, so I send you,” guided by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by the support of a friend who is not practicing Christian, Pastor Long tackles these difficult situations—and more—over a tumultuous week of trials and testing ultimately learns (as he leads) what it means to walk In His Place.

Of fire and Lions By Mesu Andrews

Survival – A Hebrew girl first tasted the need of it when she escaped nearly 70 years ago as the Babylonian army ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest captives. She thought she’d perfected it in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers Court.

Now as Daniel’s wife and matriarch of her family, Belili thinks she’s safe and can live out her days in Babylon without fear – until the night Daniel is escorted to King Belshazzar’s palace to interpret mysterious handwriting on a wall. On that very night, the Medo-Persian Army invades, and Belliti’s tightly wound secrets begin to unravel.

Overcomer: 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power By Dr. David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio, television, the internet, live events, books and resource materials.

In his new book, Overcomer, he offers his insights on one of the most quoted but least understood passages of the Bible: the apostle Paul’s admonition to the Ephesians to take up the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6: 10-18). Dr. Jeremiah explores the powerful relevance of spiritual armour as a critical tool each day as we confront the specific challenges in our lives and of our time. The Bible promises we were created to be overcomers, conquering the greatest obstacles in our lives and to enjoy lives of freedom, even in times when the world around us seems filled with darkness.

The Things We Knew, by Catherine West

Catherine West creates a well drawn portrait of a family in crisis. Lynette Carlisle lives with her failing father in their Nantucket home. Her mother died when she was twelve and her four siblings have one by one left and never returned. All have blamed their father for their mother’s death but no one will talk about the tragic day. When her adolescent crush and neighbour Nicholas Cooper returns to work for his father he brings the past with him. Nick knows more about her mother’s death but will the truth pull his family further apart as well as his tenuous relationship with Lynette who he no longer thinks of as a kid.

Due to her father’s health and financial concerns the Carlisle siblings are lured home, secrets surface which threaten to separate the siblings forever or restore the now shattered pieces. They must navigate the storm that ensues making them question their faith, their willingness to forgive and the real truth of all the things they thought they knew. A poignant, smartly written and highly engaging novel!