Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible
by Sandra Glahn
Kregel Academic, November 2017
Did the Samaritan woman really divorce five husbands in a world in which women rarely divorced even one? Did Bathsheba seduce King David by bathing in the nude? Was Mary Magdalene really a reformed prostitute? While many have written studies of the women in the Bible, Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible is a new kind of book—one in which a diverse team of male and female scholars look afresh at women in the Bible whose stories we have misunderstood. The result is a new glimpse into God’s heart for anyone, male or female, who has limited social power. (Profits from this work benefit the International Justice Mission.)
Dr. Sandra L. Glahn, general editor, is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Dr. Glahn is the author or coauthor of more than twenty books, including the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. She is also a regular blogger for bible.org‘s Engage blog for women in Christian leadership. You can find more about her at www.aspire2.com.
Daily Wisdom for Women 2018 Devotional Collection
by Barbour Publishing
Month of November written by Darlene Franklin
Release date: November 1, 2017
About the book:
Experience an intimate connection to your heavenly Father with the Daily Wisdom for Women devotional collection. Featuring a powerful devotional reading and prayer for every day of 2018,this beautiful volume provides inspiration and encouragement for your soul. In these pages you’ll find comfort, challenge, and spiritual blessing as you experience an intimate connection with the Savior all 365 days of 2018.
About the CAN contributing author:
Best-selling hybrid author Darlene Franklin’s greatest claim to fame is that she writes full-time from a nursing home. Mermaid Song is her fiftieth unique title! She’s also contributed to more than twenty nonfiction titles. Her column, “The View Through my Door,” appears in five monthly venues. Other recent titles are Christmas Masquerade, Captive Brides, Her Rocky Mountain Highness, and Take Me Home.You can find her online at: Website and blog, Facebook, Amazon author page
Girl Talk Guy Talk
by Jesse Florea and Karen Whiting
Tyndale House Publishers
Release date: August 1, 2017
About the book
Communication is a key tool in life. We interact with words, gestures, and movements. The devotions in Girl Talk Guy Talk give insights that focus on different aspects of teen life to help both guys and girls better understand and communicate with the opposite sex. Various styles of devotions, including stories, checklists, quizzes, fact-based news, text messages, and skill-building tips will encourage and equip young girls and guys to understand how the opposite sex is wired and how to best relate with them.
About the authors
Jesse Florea has worked at Focus on the Family for nearly twenty years. For more than fifteen, he’s been the editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse (for boys and girls ages eight to twelve). He earned bachelor and master’s degrees in communications from Wheaton College, Ill. Additionally, Jesse has written or co-written seven books (including The One Year Sports Devotions for Kids, Adventures of Average Boy: Growing Up Super Average, The One-Year Devos for Sports Fans and The One-Year Everyday Devotions with Tyndale House Publishers). He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and has two married children Nate and Amber, in Colorado Springs.
Karen Whiting is an author and speaker with twenty-five published books, and 700 articles and
short pieces for more than seventy publishers including Focus on the Family Magazine and Christian Parenting Today. She was a contributing writer for Focus on Your Child 2008-2009, writes for Leading Hearts Magazine and The Kid’s Ark. Whiting has also been the community producer and host of the television series, Puppets On Parade, for Miami educational TV. Whiting has a heart for families and encourages families to connect and live more fully for God. She is a mother of five, and a grandmother.
The Gift of Bread: Recipes for the Heart and the Table
By Karen Whiting
Woorthy Publishing Group
Release date: July 25, 2017
About the Book
The aroma of warm fresh bread delights our senses and invites us to thank God for providing it as we share bread with family, friends, and new people we meet. Inviting recipes, heart- warming stories, and biblical insights into bread in the Bible offer encouragement and instructions on how to live fully on God’s bounty and discover more about Jesus as the Bread of Life.
About the Author
Karen Whiting (www.karenwhiting,com) is an international speaker, former television host of Puppets on Parade, and award-winning author of twenty-five books for women, children, and families. She has a heart to help families thrive and build strong, wholesome bonds. She has written more than seven hundred articles for more than sixty publications and loves to let creativity splash over the pages of what she writes. Currently, Karen writes for Leading Hearts, The Kid’s Ark, and Molly Green Magazines.
Karen grew up surrounded by family and dairy farms plus family restaurants. She has baked bread all her life and collected treasured family recipes and familiar favorites. As a Coast Guard wife, Karen lived in many states, almost always near the water. She has a degree in mathematics, and is a widow, mother of five, including two rocket scientists (yes, for real) and a grandmother.
Over Maya Dead Body
by Sandra Orchard (Revell Publishing)
July 4, 2017
About the Book:
FBI Special Agent Serena Jones arrives on Martha’s Vineyard for a little bit of R&R, but crime doesn’t take a vacation, and she’s soon entangled in an investigation of a suspicious death tied to an antiquities smuggling ring. When her investigation propels her into danger, Serena must stay the course and solve the case before anyone else dies. But how is she supposed to do that when the two men in her life arrive on the scene, bringing with them plenty of romantic complications–and even a secret or two?
About the Author:
Sandra Orchard writes inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and mysteries for Revell publishing and Annie’s Attic.
Her novels have garnered several Canadian Christian Writing Awards (The Word Award), a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, a Holt Medallion Award of Merit, a National Readers’ Choice Award, and a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.
In addition to her busy writing schedule, Sandra enjoys speaking at events and teaching writing workshops.
Sandra and her husband of 30 years live in the heart of Niagara, Canada. When not plotting crimes, Sandra loves to play with her growing brood of grandchildren. Connect with Sandra at: http://SandraOrchard.com