Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln' s cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal,... Read more »
“Quixotic” is a word that the dictionary defines as “extravagantly chivalrous or romantic; visionary…” and that is a fitting definition, indeed, for this charming retelling of Don Quixote, the 17th century Spanish classic by Miguel de Cervantes, now updated for the modern reader. The gallant and fragile Quixote will touch listeners, as will his... Read more »
Best-selling author and ministry leader Thom S. Rainer drew an exceptional response when he posted a 500-word declaration about church membership to his daily blog. "I Am a Church Member" started a conversation about the attitudes and responsibilities of church members -- rather than the functional and theological issues -- that previous new... Read more »
Have you always said that you were going to write a book after you retired? It's finally your turn! But how do you get started?
If the whole online publishing thing mystifies you, start with this quick read, a concise explanation tailored to the needs of writers who are old enough to remember watching The Beatles live on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Mother Goose's melodies belong to the children, and no addition or change should be made except by those who are in such close sympathy with the child-heart that they may act with the child's authority.This present edition of "Mother Goose" preserves the best of the verses which became so popular in England and America as to first demand their... Read more »
In this book, Stephen Cooper provides an overview of the greatest theologian of the early church: Augustine of Hippo. Augustine has had a towering influence in the history of Christianity and his Confessions has long been regarded as one of Christianity's classic texts. Cooper introduces the life and thought of Augustine through discussing the... Read more »
“If there were a Guinness Book of World Records entry for ‘amount of times having prayed the sinner’s prayer,’ I’m pretty sure I’d be a top contender,” says pastor and author J. D. Greear. He struggled for many years to gain an assurance of salvation and eventually learned he was not alone. “Lack of assurance” is epidemic among evangelical... Read more »
A story about gang violence, criminal sexual conduct and class warfare where a boy becomes a man by redefining rescue and accepting the consequences of his own brand of justice that puts both Catholic and Protestant theologies to the test. Read by Kevin Max of Audio Adrenaline, Day of the Dog will keep you rivited! Read more »
In this audio book Mark DeVries explores the "revolving door" dilemma of youth ministry. Based on his own experience as a youth minister and on his work with churches in crisis, the author pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout. He then provides the practical tools and structures needed to lay a strong foundation for ministry-one... Read more »
Best-selling author Jerry Brides (The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, The Bookends of the Christian Life, and many other books) asks perhaps the most fundamental question of existence: "Who am I?" He then turns to scripture to unpack for the Christian eight clear, interlocking, illuminating answers:
Theresa Marafito, daughter of Irish immigrant parents, was born in 1933 in New York City, blind in one eye with partial vision in the other. She was a precocious child who wanted to appear “normal” to her peers and family, regardless of her disability. Her game was to be independent, not dependent and would rarely ask... Read more »
Long ago, in the time of dragons, there lived a knight in rusty armor, a dragon with a bad cough, and a damsel in distress who didn't want to be rescued … Sir Gilford wants to be worthy of his knighthood. Even more, he wants to be fully accepted by his foster family, the Sitwells. So when they need gold, Gilford volunteers to win treasure from a... Read more »
The New York Times bestselling author of Cane and Abe and Black Horizon blends Goodfellas and Elmore Leonard in this wild, suspenseful caper inspired by actual events, in which a band of amateur thieves pulls off one of the biggest airport heists in history with deadly consequences.
Every week, a hundred million dollars in cash arrives at Miami... Read more »