191 pages, 21 of 23 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
452 pages, 15 of 15 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
We were created in the image and likeness of God. Our souls are eternal, but for a brief time the immortal is hidden within flesh, the timeless joined to the temporary. Trapped in this imperfect state, we strive to find ourselves and our Creator, our souls desperately seeking to become reunited with the Immortal One.
The characters in Solomon’s Porch struggle between the conflicting calls of world and spirit, they reach out for God’s mercy in the darkness. Through my imagination, they do battle with themselves and against evil, stumbling down the path of life making mistakes, sometimes horrific ones.
They ask, as we all do, why are we here? Is there a God and, if so, what does He want from us? What is our destiny? What is happiness? What is love? What is truth? Is it possible to make sense of a world that exalts the most violent, profane, and merciless among us?
188 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Unexpectedly, we find that our faith has had a collision between high hopes and harsh realities—life isn’t turning out like we expected. We find ourselves questioning whether or not God is really in control . . . because life sure isn’t.
Though He claims to be “all we need,” we’re just not exactly sure we believe that. In our fight of faith, we’re convinced that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts—as hard as we try, we can’t figure God out. And although His ways may be higher, they certainly don’t seem better—we made plans for our lives, but God is directing our steps and taking us places we never wanted to go.
It becomes clear that God has brought us to a place in life where faith is no longer an option or a luxury, it’s a necessity— He’s brought us to our knees, so that we have nowhere to look, but up. In our hopelessness, we find God teaching us to trust Him, when there is no evidence that we should.
478 pages, 79 of 111 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Winner of four national awards and named Favorite Book of the Year by five book review sites. This is the original novel that is NOW called Noble Cause.
Discover the fine line between friends and enemies in this epic love story that captures the emotions and fears of the country as war sweeps the land. This debut novel by Jessica James has received critical acclaim from Civil War authors and historians, as well as lovers of romance and historical fiction. Called “a sympathetic, loving portrait,” by the Historical Novel Society and “well written and expertly executed” by the Book Review Journal, “Shades of Gray” takes readers across the rolling hills of northern Virginia in a page-turning tale of courage as a Confederate cavalry commander and a Union spy defend their beliefs, their country and their honor.
281 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Mystery. Suspense. Murder.
A community in Hampton, Virginia is turned upside down when a devout family is brutally murdered. Meanwhile, the local Catholic church is grievously divided as a parish priest confronts allegations of sexual misconduct. Faced with the most disturbing crime of his career, Hampton’s police chief partners with a feisty, independent-minded newspaper reporter to seek truth and justice.
143 pages, 6 of 7 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Blood claimed Ben’s white t-shirt. Heavily and slowly, deep red spread throughout every fiber of it. Bewildered and stuck in my position, I cried out to him in my mind, my heart. I tried to breathe. Struggled to find his name with my tongue…finally I inhaled and reached for him, “Ben!” He stumbled back and tipped over the edge of the boat, into the danger of the deep blue sea. A single tear dribbled down my cheek. The black of night woefully whispered the sorrows of his death. And I, I did something I would have never done. I stood determined to save him and ripped the orange vest from my chest. I ran, ignoring my mother screeching my name, “Eva, no!”–I dove in after Ben. I jumped into the deep blue…I would never return.
352 pages, 11 of 16 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Christian Fiction - Emilie Nazzaro saw her father’s obsession with Marduk’s Tablet lead to his betrayal and murder. Now, she’s been charged with deciphering the symbols on this centuries-old piece of clay, which legend says contains omens with healing powers.
On a harrowing journey through Israel and into ancient Babylon she tries to uncover the secrets surrounding her father’s death – but will she stay alive long enough to learn the truth?
“Action, action, action… in this rocket ride through the unfriendly world of antiquities and adventure.” – Alton Gansky, author of The Scroll
15 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
A delightful Children’s Book by Best-Selling Author, Kristie Chiles.
Children often ask the question, Where Is God, Mommy and this author gives you a rhyming book to answer that question with beautiful illustrations!
151 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Jesus’ ministry was primarily that of small group teacher. He gravitated to the small group. He often avoided the crowds in favor of the small group. And when he was with the small group, what did he do? He taught. He taught a lot. Boy did he teach.
This study is not an examination of what Jesus taught. It is an examination of how Jesus taught.
This book has one simple goal: Teach like Jesus.
226 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star
Welcome to Me-Ville, where you’re surrounded by a culture that celebrates and elevates the individual. The You Utopia where your home, place of work, and even your place of worshp, is customized to your discerning tastes. A super-exclusive club where Self and Pride party, and Sacrifice and Humility can’t get past the velvet ropes. A place where it’s all about you.
But is life supposed to be this way? Author Daivd Zimmerman takes us on a hilarious and honest trip through Me-Ville, while sharing the escape routes that lead out. David traces our self-loving lineage and examines prideful people in Scripture who were changed through God’s power. Throughout, you’ll encounter the powerful, progressive redemption from self that only Christ can offer.
105 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Waving White Flags is the confessions of a man burnt-out from his own religiosity who, after a series of unexpected events, comes to understand he is no different than the people Jesus met and healed – the prostitutes, Pharisees, blind, hungry, and crippled. Exploring the tensions between fear and love, pride and grace, and above all, control and surrender, Waving White Flags is a memoir about accepting one’s brokenness while embracing Jesus as the only one who can redeem the worst results of our best efforts.
274 pages, 2 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Can faith, love, honor, intrigue and magic cross a thousand years to save a kingdom from the ravages of evil ambition? Jewel Holden is the orphaned daughter of a king… but her heritage is far more noble! She along with a close group of friends control the fate of a kingdom and ultimately the very world. The Ways of Mages is a story of good versus evil with an often humorous and decidedly ethical world view. No one is beyond redemption… not even a dragon!
228 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
160 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
War! On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. If the Japanese can successfully bomb Hawaii, what would keep them from bombing the west coast? The year before, war had taken her husband, Clay from her. Dena Caulter’s world continues to crumble around her. Struggling to understand, she asks God why.
Carl was in Culver City working on airplanes. He had told her about a new carrier Hughes was going to build…the largest ever. With Carl not here in Palo Alto, how could she continue her education; how could she keep her boys safe? What about the blackouts and the rationings, especially on milk and gasoline? How could they as a country manage? How could she deal with all of these regulations? Dena wondered if the Japanese really bombed Culver City. Or are the rumors true? That it was a UFO. Even though Carl scoffed, Dena still wondered. She hated to listen to the news but felt she needed to know.
And where’s Brock? She worried if her brother was safe. Oh….Dena felt small, useless…but only for a moment. She squared her shoulders and moves forward with the nation at war…Carl will always be here if I need him.
254 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
The Offensive Catholic is a first person narrative focusing on beginning apologetics. Through the use of well developed and dynamic characters the author, Daniel Undem, is able to shed light on many of the common misconceptions surrounding the Catholic Faith.
The novel follows the main character, Sam, as he navigates the world between the bar and the Church. Sam has signed up to be a missionary through his local parish and instead of being sent to an exotic location, he finds himself in the middle of the Northern Minnesota prairie. It is here he reluctantly learns how to bring the Word out into an unaccepting world.
While Sam reluctantly enters into his role as a missionary, his roommate Tom embraces his role with open arms. Tom is truly a soldier for Christ. He fears no repercussions for evangelizing and brings Christ’s message to those who need to hear it with gusto.
Sam and Tom make quite the team as they find themselves getting drawn further into the drama and sin that surrounds a small town bar. They often find themselves at odds with the local bar flies and by attending the bar’s annual cock fight they find themselves at odds with the mission’s priests.
Sam and Tom work to show to both the priests and the locals that the world of the bar and the world of the Church aren’t as far apart as people may think. The novel helps to show readers that God exists in far more places than just the Church on a Sunday morning.
The book doesn’t shy away from any of the major misconceptions regarding the church either. The topics of confession, the Eucharist, and the life of Christ are skillfully written about in this novel.
If you are looking for a fresh and honest approach to the Catholic Faith consider this your first book on your journey. It will teach everyone who reads it how to be an offensive Catholic.
290 pages, 118 of 138 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.
Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
92 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
What is forgiveness? Why should I forgive anyone that has harmed me? What does God say about this forgiveness business?
What if I am Angry with God for having been Abused as a child? Should I forgive my abuser? I don’t believe that is possible because the hurt is so deep and I refuse to bring back and relive the memories.
Why should I forgive my ex-husband that left me and the kids and now we are homeless and have to depend on strangers for food and shelter.
This book has answers for these questions and many more from a Christian Perspective and Scripture references so you will know what God has to say about the situations. You will learn how the act of forgiveness is a choice that not only frees the abuser but yourself as well.
87 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
“If God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good, why is there evil in the world? An all-powerful and all-knowing God would have the ability to eliminate evil while an all-good God would want to eliminate evil. Yet, evil exists. So, how can God possibly be all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good?”
Commonly known as the “problem of evil,” this question has perplexed philosophers and theologians for centuries. Countless books and articles have been devoted to trying to justify the goodness of God in the face of evil. Others have sought to show that these justifications are unpersuasive.
In The Problem of Evil: A Biblical Perspective, Dr. Doug Erlandson takes a fresh approach to the problem, one that is based on the revelation given in the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Drawing on his nearly forty years of teaching and writing on the issue, Erlandson first of all looks at the traditional attempts to provide a justification of God in light of the evil in the world. These justifications, known as “theodicies,” fall into three major types–metaphysical theodicies, the freewill defense, and greater-good theodicies. Erlandson devotes a chapter to each of these.
142 pages, no reviews Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Do You Want to Hear from God Daily for You, Your Family and Your World? You can hear the voice of the Lord and receive answers for you, your family and your world. In fact, every believer has the capacity to hear and know God intimately.
There are many distractions and hindrances that would try to hinder us from hearing God. Couple that with our fleshly nature that is opposed to hearing God (Romans 8:7) and you have the equation for no real relationship with our Lord. There’s good news! Our Father God through His Son Jesus has made provision for us to hear him and enjoy an intimate relationship with him.
In fact, he desires a relationship with us his children–sheep. Why else would he stand at the door of our heart and knock? Revelation 3:20 Living the Prayer Fulfilled Life builds a scriptural foundation on which the principles of hearing the voice of God is built. Author and Bible teacher, Earma Brown establishes through Scripture that we are His sheep and His sheep listen to His voice and follow Him.
351 pages, 15 of 17 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
What would you do if you had to run away from home at the age of sixteen? What if you had been hidden away all of your life in a reclusive cult, and knew little to nothing about the outside world? Would you know how to live on your own? Where to go? Whom you could trust?
Inspired by author Judith Nelson’s own experiences, this is the story of Grace McGonnell. Raised within an isolated cult of religious fundamentalists, Grace is pressured by her controlling mother to marry a fellow cult member over twice her age. When her protests fall on deaf ears, she and her new friend Lydia run away to Los Angeles, where they are kidnapped and forced into a horrifying world of prostitution. Years later, Grace, now a successful attorney in Atlanta, is shocked to learn that her sixteen year old niece, still trapped within the cult, similarly is being told to marry an older man – and that Grace’s mother, once again, is involved. Grace is determined to save her niece at any cost. Even if it means confronting a past that she would do anything to forget. Even if it means revealing, for the first time, the pain of that hidden past to her husband and children.
The result is a stunning story of survival and triumph. A story of learning how we each should live and choose to treat others, regardless of the circumstances in which we were raised. And ultimately, a story of the power of love to conquer pain, isolation and fear.
AUTHORS’ NOTE: Contains mature language and situations. Please visit our “Grace of a Different God” page on Facebook for discussion and further information.
84 pages, 11 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously free
Introducing an exciting new series from Wyatt North Publishing. The Life and Prayers series combines professionally researched and written biographies of iconic Christian figures with an anthology of prayers.
The Life and Prayers of Saint Thomas Aquinas is the eighth book in this wonderful series. One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Thomas Aquinas is an essential book for any Christian.
Aquinas’ genius lay in his ability to synthesize vast and disparate sources into intelligible and convincing discourse.
After a thorough investigation of the scholarship of Thomas Aquinas, one might contend that only the intellectually stalwart could fully benefit from knowing this great man of the church; this is perhaps true. Likely, not many “average” Christians would choose Aquinas for their bedtime reading, just as most patients would not care to hear the scientific explanation behind the human genome.
Yet, the implication of that discovery, just like the implications for Aquinas’ groundbreaking approach to Christianity, has changed everything.
no reviews, Lending Enabled
Analiese is young, independent, funny, outspoken and intelligent. And it may just get her killed…When young Australian doctor, Analiese, goes on the trip of a lifetime, touring the UK with her sister, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. After being trapped by a cave-in at one of England’s famous historic castles, Analiese and castle stunt-rider, Adam manage to make their way back to the surface, only to discover that something is not right.
It is the right castle, but the wrong time.
And now, the unlikely pair are stuck in the sixteenth century, a time when superstition and witch-hunt hysteria are at their peak. While Adam’s years of employment posing as an historical knight may help him fake his way through, Analiese is everything a woman of the sixteenth century should not be: outspoken, independent, and a doctor.
And Matthew Hopkins, the famous witch hunter, has just come to town…
no reviews, Lending Enabled
Small town, small problems…at least that’s how it’s always been.
But when cars go missing…and people start dying…
It’s up to Deputy Penelope Chance to put things right.
Penelope is an average Sheriff’s Deputy, stationed in the quaint little town of Franklin, Florida. She usually solves small mysteries, and deals with minor cases of vandalism in and around Franklin. But deep down, no matter how hard she tried to quell it, she had a desire for something more exciting to happen.
So when she gets a call about an attempted murder, she can’t help but get excited… But when she learns who the victim is… And who’s suspected of the crime… her blood runs cold. What starts out as an attempted murder quickly turns into a murder mystery that’s going to leave Penelope questioning her faith in the people around her and in herself.
Will Penelope find the culprit and the truth behind everything that’s happening in her peaceful little town, or will the case go cold and land in the unsolved mysteries file? Is this a test from God for Penelope and everyone else involved or just one of many bumps in the road to come?
Find out in One Chance, the debut mystery novel from Christian fiction author Daniel Patterson.
250 pages, 37 of 51 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
After Years of Hardship, Jenny’s Life Appears Perfect. So Why Does Something Seem to Be Missing?
Jenny Bontrager is finally at a place of love and belonging with her husband, Matthew, and his children. Life seems golden with both her family and career as a writer.
But everything Jenny now believes in is thrown into question with the discovery of a long-lost letter from her father. Her sense of peace and contentment destroyed by betrayal, Jennystruggles with her renewed faith–and the love of everyone around her.
133 pages, 7 of 12 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
83 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
First One to the Cross uses God’s Word to communicate practical tips for ensuring strong marriages and real hope for women enduring strained marriages.
The book discusses eight aspects of a godly marriage relationship. 1. Unconditional Love (Who Luvs Ya Baby?), 2. Reverence (Let Go& Let God), 3. Humility (Who Me?), 4. Affirmation (What’s Real Good?), 5. Expectations (En Guarde! In Your Thought Life), 6. Spiritual Warfare (Satan’s Up to Something), 7. Virtue vs. Vice (Fruity or Foul?), 8. Romance (Takin’ Care of Business vs. Marital Bliss)
“Real life” case studies demonstrate how the principles discussed in the chapter were able to improve marriage relationships. Excellent resource for individual or group study. First One to the Cross includes Bible study questions at the end of each chapter to assist the reader applying the chapter concepts to her own life.
If you don’t feel like a “winner” in your marriage relationship, this book is for you!
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