RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
A flash of light crippled society in an instant. For young Lexi Broadmoor and her brother Travis, the detonation not only took their father away, but their future as well. Now stranded on a highway far from home without any survival skills or someone to protect them, staying alive will depend on their wits, a single bug-out bag, and a map to a stranger’s house. With the grid down and a nation quickly descending into chaos, they’ll need to hurry, because the lawless are taking over. But a larger threat looms. A mysterious foe has set in motion a countdown to Armageddon; unknown to Lexi and Travis, they’re part of the plan.
Kierelia, a kingdom on the planet Kaern, is a forested land of kings, castles, and dragon-slayers...as well as the home of Iviana, an orphan and Healer who has just lost her mentor. Alone and searching for a place to call home, Iviana stumbles upon Tragor, the Great Dragon of the Ages, and Flynn, a strange young man determined to slay the dragon and steal its heart. Captivated by its beauty, Iviana intervenes on behalf of the beast. Having earned the friendship of the dragon, Tragor flies Iviana to his home-world, the Greater Archipelagos, a planet set in another universe. It is there she must press beyond the rejection of the people to make discoveries not only about her own lineage, but of her destiny: a call that could save the Greater Archipelagos from its demise. With sword in hand, Iviana uncovers more about her gift as a Healer and finds purpose in the battles against the dark powers that seek to destroy her and those she loves.
A blinding flash...then darkness. Bria Ford and her three closest friends are stranded on a country highway in the middle of a November night. No phones. No car. No lights. Helpless and hundreds of miles from home, they put their lives in the hands of handsome Jonah Page and his flinty sister, East, strangers who somehow know Bria better than she knows herself. As the group bonds to adapt to a new, yet old, way of life, the secrets of Bria’s past provide them with the means to survive the extremes of Mother Nature, and the even more frightening extremes of human nature.
All genealogist Anna Denning wants is a quiet Christmas in Elk Park, Colorado. A chance to grieve the death of her husband and recover what’s left of her faith in God. But four days before Christmas she discovers a client’s body, and when she starts asking questions no one wants answered, she becomes the killer’s next target. Now she must draw on her wounded faith for the courage to enter a world of wicca and witchcraft, of neopagans and winter solstice celebrations—reminders of a past she buried long ago. Will that past come back to haunt her? Or will she find the strength to stop a killer?
In 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira arrived in London claiming to have discovered the world's oldest Bible scroll. Written centuries earlier in the barren plains east of the Dead Sea, the mysterious scrolls called into question the divine authorship of the scriptures, taking three thousand years of religious faith and turning them upside down. But before the British Museum could acquire them, Shapira's nemesis, French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau, denounced his find as a fraud. Humiliated, Shapira fled the country. Six months later he was dead. With the discovery of the eerily similar Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, investigators reopened the case, wondering whether the ill-fated merchant had, in fact, discovered the first Dead Sea Scroll, decades before the rest. But by then, Shapira's scrolls had vanished.
In an ancient world submerged in darkness, fallen angels called Watchers rule as gods and breed giants called Nephilim. Mankind is enslaved to evil. Noah, a tribal leader, is a good family man who just wants to be left alone to make a living off the land with his loyal wife, Emzara, and their three rambunctious sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. But he soon learns that evil never leaves you alone. It comes after your family—with a vengeance. But God has not left him alone either. He commands Noah to build a large boat in preparation for the coming Deluge. But first, he has to rescue his family from the grip of supernatural evil, and face the truth that the only way that evil triumphs is when good men do nothing.
Eighteen months ago, the Earth survived a comet strike. Famine, economic depression, and soaring crime rates rode in on its tail. While the government scrambles for solutions, Gina Applegate vlogs about college life and current events. God doesn't figure large in her life. Nonetheless, Gina thinks she's a pretty good person until a mystical event called The Warning gives her a glimpse of hell, shaking her fragile faith. As the world slips deeper into darkness, the gulf between the godly and the godless widens, leaving no middle ground. Gina must choose a side.
What is reality? What is the meaning of human life? Why do we suffer? In this simple volume, international lecturer Ellis Potter explores three major worldviews that propose radically different answers to these eternal questions. In clear and compelling language, Potter shows us that the three worldviews, and the unique hope that each offers to humanity, have profoundly different consequences for how we see everyday reality and the ultimate purpose of our lives.
At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn’s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home—and after that shocking night, Charlie’s world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no. But honor-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?
Investigative journalist Lauren Kramer has just been given the assignment of a lifetime. Find an angel and interview him, and do it within a four-week window.
Lauren’s target is a mysterious being who has rescued people from peril all over the world, only to disappear without a trace soon after performing the miracle. Assisted by a kindly seminary professor specializing in angel studies, Lauren hits the road in an all-out effort to do the impossible and acquire the interview. But Lauren soon discovers she isn’t the only one searching for the hero. A secretive group of people has spent large sums of money trying to capture him. And the more Lauren learns of these dangerous individuals and their plans to alter the planet, the more convinced she becomes she’s chasing the wrong story altogether. An action thriller with an over-arching Christian theme.
Based on the biblical story of Daniel.
Separated from his family, his homeland and his childhood sweetheart, Daniel, a Judean youth of noble lineage, is exiled to Babylon, where his captors hope to use his talents at the Royal court. What will eventually become of the youth - as he is subjected to grueling trials and tests - neither he nor his captors can even imagine. The Chosen: The Youth gives an account of Daniel's early years – from his childhood in Jerusalem, the cradle of his spirituality and character, to his young adulthood in Babylon, when he is sent to his first duty at Nebuchadnezzar's Royal court.
The Philokalia is a collection of spiritual texts compiled by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth. The writings are by various monks on how to progress in the Christian virtues through such methods as prayer, watchfulness and ascetic struggles.
Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded in northern Peru, all products of both her pain and her radical obedience to the Lord, have brought thousands of others out of the dust.
Five years ago, Jessica and Kirk were headed the same direction but on two separate paths. Jessica claiming her independence; Kirk chasing a professional hockey career. Sharing more than just a car ride, they found themselves longing for something more but decided to part ways. Five years later. Jessica McColler focuses all her energy on her current job as a reporter for a Christian magazine. Then one day everything changes when her life is suddenly shaken to its core. Enter Kirk Dekker. Hockey never happened for him, but he did find fulfillment in his life for a time. When the unthinkable happens and brings him to his knees, he questions if he'll ever overcome the pain. A lot can happen in five years. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.
Raised in poverty in Missouri, Mac is determined to find a better life for himself and the girl who is still a vague vision in his mind. Work on the Santa Fe Trail, and on a Mississippi River boat give him a start, but the years of Civil War leave him broke and footloose in South Texas. There he discovers more cattle running loose than he ever knew existed. Teaming up with two ex-Federal soldiers, he sets out to gather his wealth, one head at a time. While gathering and driving Longhorns, Mac and his friends meet an interesting collection of characters, including Margo. Mac and Margo and the crew learn about Longhorns, and life, from hard experience before they eventually head west.
Officer Danny Sullivan has just become Detective Danny Sullivan, the first in a family line of Boston Police officers to do so. It's a milestone the whole family can celebrate. But quickly, his new position turns into something more than he ever anticipated. His first case with a new partner throws him into a web of secrets, half-truths, and dead women. The conclusion he draws puts him at odds with everyone in his life, and the young detective must decide whether to risk everything to prove his theory that more women are about to die. Will he save lives or end his career?