Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home
By Lori Wildenberg
New Hope Publishers, May 1st, 2017
Messy Journey is for parents walking the difficult road with a wayward child. Be inspired to drink the deep waters of peace as you draw closer to the Father of all prodigals. Author and licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg offers practical grace- and truth-filled ways of navigating your relationship with a detoured child whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope. After all, their struggle isn’t really with you, it’s with God.
About the author:
As a licensed parent and family educator, Lori Wildenberg is professionally equipped to encourage and empower parents of kids in hard places. A national speaker, Lori is a cofounder of the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting ministry, coauthor of three parenting books, lead mentor mom for the Moms Together Facebook community, and a freelance writer for a number of online Christian parenting magazines. Lori and her family make their home in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Find out more at www.loriwildenberg.com.
Road to Harmony
By Sherry Kyle
May 1st, 2017
ISBN 10: 1543043127
ISBN 13: 9781543043129
Torn between love and loyalty, will they choose the road to harmony?
It’s 1907 and a cattle thief is loose in Harmony Valley. Elena Seifert wants to help her father guard his dairy farm, but everyone thinks that’s a man’s job. When her childhood sweetheart returns to Harmony, her heart is torn between Jonas Bollinger, her secret love, and Lars Rissler, the wealthy middle-aged storeowner her parents hope she marries.
Jonas never imagined he’d be back in Harmony Valley, but his pa isn’t well. When Jonas makes a promise he wishes he didn’t have to keep, he is torn between loyalty to his family and the woman he has loved since he was a boy.
The thief continues to strike, while a dispute among dairy farmers stirs up discord in the Valley. Is a truce possible so everyone can live in harmony? And will Elena and Jonas find the inner peace to choose love and still do what is best for their families?
About the author:
Sherry Kyle is a graduate of Biola University, and the author of Delivered with Love, The Heart Stone, and Watercolor Dreams, as well as a Gold Mom’s Choice Award winner, and other books for tween girls. She lives with her husband and four almost grown children on the California coast. You can visit her on the web at www.sherrykyle.com
Hear No Evil, Rustic Knoll Bible Camp Book 1
Speak No Evil, Rustic Knoll Bible Camp Book 2
by Mary L. Hamilton
Release Date: April 2017
Taylor Dixon knew having his little sister at camp would be a pain, but he never expected the pain to go so deep.
Marissa falls for Taylor’s snobbish cabin mate, and her thirst for excitement pulls Taylor into a rivalry that threatens to destroy not only his hopes of getting a driver’s license, but also his dreams of one day driving a race car.
Will Taylor learn the message hidden in the engine of the old car before it’s too late?
About the Author:
Award-winning author Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a youth camp in Wisconsin, much like the setting for her Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. Her experiences during twenty years of living at the camp, as well as people she knew there, inspired many of the events and situations in her novels. Mary is a member of AFCW and CAN. When not writing, she enjoys knitting and cross-stitch, reading, and spending time with her family. Find out more at her website: http://maryhamiltonbooks.com/books/
The Return (Book #2 of The Northkill Amish)
by Bob Hostetler and J. M. Hochstetler
Publisher: Sheaf House (April 1, 2017)
Book description: Historical Novel
After their home was destroyed and their family massacred, Jakob Hochstetler and his sons Joseph and Christian were taken captive, marched into the wilderness, and separated into separate clans and families. As their surviving family members in the Northkill Amish community try to learn where they are and have them returned to their homes, the captives wonder if they will ever see home again. Or if it even still exists.
The Chamberlain Key
by Timothy Smith with Bob Hostetler
Publisher: Waterbrook (April 4, 2017)
Book description: Nonfiction
In The Chamberlain Key, noted appraiser and conservator of artifacts and antiquities Timothy Smith manages to unlock doors that have been locked for centuries. Smith’s book is a stunning encryption and coded information in the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Old testament, the Leningrad Codex. Rather than poring over old maps to find buried treasure, Smith uses the data calculation power of computer technology to show how Scripture is layered with meaning and insight—and holds a message of God’s redemptive plan.
About the Author:
Bob is the author of fifty books, including The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, and Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door (coauthored with Josh McDowell). He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award. He is the founding pastor of Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife Robin have two grown children, Aubrey and Aaron, and five grandchildren. You can find out more on his website: http://www.bobhostetler.com