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By Harold Bell Wright. 2012
When a mysterious stranger seeks employment on an Arizona cattle ranch, he&’s put to the test to prove his manhood…in this classic Western novel. Though his clothes and bearing suggest a life of leisure and genteel breeding, the man who calls himself Honorable Patches has come to Prescott, Arizona, to find work as a cowboy. Inexperienced but full of determination, he&’s taken on at the Cross-Triangle Ranch, where he learns the trade under the guidance of the foreman, &“Wild Horse&” Phil Acton. But when the area is targeted by cattle rustlers, Patches finds himself the subject of unwarranted suspicion. Tested by the demanding labor as well as the other cowboys, Patches proves his worth time and again. But as his tumultuous past comes to light, his true reasons for coming west are revealed. First published in 1916, When a Man&’s a Man is a classic tale of self-discovery on the Western frontier.
By Harold Bell Wright. 2011
The novel that inspired a young Ronald Reagan—and left him with &“an abiding belief in the triumph of good over…evil.&” &“I found a role model in that traveling printer whom Harold Bell Wright had brought to life. He set me on a course I&’ve tried to follow even unto this day. I shall always be grateful.&” —Ronald Reagan, in a letter to Harold B. Wright&’s daughter-in-law in 1984 After reading this book at age eleven, Ronald Reagan experienced its lasting impact on his life, and it shaped his own moral sense. He identified with the central character, Dick Falkner, whose childhood was one of poverty and abuse from an alcoholic father. Recognizing his life for what it was, he ran away from his home, but he could not run away from all of his problems. Sixteen years later, he found himself hungry of body and empty of spirit in a small Midwestern town. Eventually, he is taken in by George Udell, a local printer and a kind-hearted man. George Udell gives the young man a job, and something more important: spiritual support. Through hard work and Christian morals, the man who becomes known as &“that printer of Udell&’s&” rises above his past to a new life with God, doing what he can to change the lives of the townspeople. &“[A] thoroughly good novel.&” —The Boston Globe &“This is a book that will appeal to both men and women. It should have a place in church libraries.&” —Church and Synagogue Library Association &“Many of Reagan&’s accomplishments, as well as his outlook on life, can be traced back to that dog-eared copy of That Printer of Udell&’s.&” —John Fund, The Wall Street Journal columnist, from his foreword
By Victoria Christopher Murray. 2017
The 7 Deadly Sins series that inspired four Lifetimeoriginal movies begins with this unputdownable novel about a woman caught between…an entertainment mogul with a shady past and his childhood friend who is out for revenge—from the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author of The Personal Librarian.Is lust a sin? Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor grandfather and her grandmother in Washington, D.C. But when she meets Damon, she falls for the successful entertainment businessman despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees a bright future for the couple—yet when Tiffanie meets Trey, her lustful feelings leave her confused just days before her wedding. Trey is Damon&’s childhood best friend with whom he built a successful drug business. But when the game got hot and Damon decided to leave, Trey stayed and continued to sell drugs until he was arrested and spent seven years in prison. Now he&’s out and able to attend the wedding. While Damon is thrilled to have Trey back and hopes to bring his best friend into his business, Trey has other plans. And in the end, there will only be one man standing...Includes a reading group guide with an author Q&A and discussion questions for book clubs.
By Richard Paul Evans. 2019
In this new offering from &“the king of Christmas fiction&” (The New York Times), #1 bestselling author Richard Paul Evans…shares a story of heart, loyalty, and hope as he explores the deeper meaning of the holiday season and asks what it truly means to love and forgive. The year is 1975. Elle Sheen—a single mother who is supporting herself and her six-year-old, African-American son, Dylan, as a waitress at the Noel Street Diner—isn&’t sure what to make of William Smith when his appearance creates a stir in the small town of Mistletoe, Utah. As their lives unexpectedly entwine, Elle learns that William, a recently returned Vietnam POW, is not only fighting demons from his past, but may also have the answer to her own secret pain—a revelation that culminates in a remarkable act of love and forgiveness.
By Richard Paul Evans. 2016
New York Times bestselling author and master of the holiday novel Richard Paul Evans presents the moving story of two…people who brave loneliness and loss to find love.Dear Universe, Is anyone out there? Thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. She goes from day to day showing a brave face to the world while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her. Alex Bartlett cares. He&’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he discovers that she lives in the small town of Midway, Utah. He makes his way there just after Thanksgiving, determined to find LBH. Maybe she&’s a Lisa, Lori, or a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Aria, a waitress at the Mistletoe Diner, who encourages Alex in his search while serving his pie along with some much-needed sympathy and companionship. Alex finally finds his LBH, a woman who is as beautiful and kind as he imagined she would be. How can he tell her that he knows her secret? What&’s holding him back? Could it be his feelings for Aria?
By Richard Paul Evans. 2011
Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed…in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers.From one of America’s most beloved and bestselling storytellers comes an astonishing tale of life and death, love and second chances, and why sometimes the best way to heal your own suffering is by helping to heal someone else’s.Inspiring, moving, and full of wisdom, Miles to Go picks up where the bestseller The Walk left off, continuing the unforgettable series about one man’s unrelenting search for hope.
By Penelope Williamson. 1996
Penelope Williamson’s classic bestseller blends the best of historical western and Amish romance in a sweeping tale “sure to please…any fan of good old-fashioned storytelling” (Library Journal).A daughter of the faith…a stranger with a gun…a forbidden love.Throughout the years on her Montana homestead, Rachel Yoder had never been afraid—the creed of the Plain People had been her strength. Then the day came when lawless men killed Rachel’s husband in an act of blind greed. Now, at her darkest hour, an outsider walks across her meadow and into her life…Johnny Cain is bloody, near death, and armed to the teeth. A man hardened by his violent past, Cain has never known a woman like Rachel—someone who offers him a chance to heal more than his physical wounds.Cain’s lazy smile and teasing ways steal Rachel's heart and confound her soul. Soon she must choose between all she holds dear—her faith, her family, perhaps her very salvation—and the man they call the Outsider.
By Richard Paul Evans. 2018
The second novel in the New York Times bestselling trilogy from Richard Paul Evans about a man on an inspirational…pilgrimage across Route 66 to find his way back to himself.Chicago celebrity and successful pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate, he&’s very much alive and ready for a second chance at life—and love. Narrowly escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the fast cars—none of it was making him happy. The last time he was happy—truly happy—was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their connection was destroyed by his ambition and greed.Charles decides to embark on an epic quest: He will walk the entire length of Route 66, from Chicago to California, where he hopes to convince Monica to give him another shot. Along the way, Charles is immersed in the deep and rich history of one of America&’s most iconic highways. But the greater journey he finds is the one he takes in his heart as he meets people along the road who will change his perspective on the world. But will his transformation be enough to earn redemption?
By Jennifer Chiaverini. 2004
In this heartwarming novel about the meaning of friendship, the Elm Creek quilters pay tribute to their beloved matriarch and…the bridal quilt that will be stitched in her honor.The Elm Creek Quilters are as surprised as anyone when their beloved matriarch, Sylvia Bergstrom Compson, marries her sweetheart, Andrew, at a festive holiday gathering at her ancestral home on Christmas Eve. Eager to celebrate the union, her friends decide to create a beautiful wedding quilt to warm the newlyweds&’ home and hearts.A secret with such good intentions, they reason, couldn&’t possibly do anyone harm. But although the quilting retreat established at Elm Creek Manor is a place where quilters share their creativity, their challenges, and their dreams, somehow in their haste to find a way to honor the wisdom, skill, and devotion of their favorite master quilter, they forget that sometimes secrets drive friends apart instead of drawing them closer. As financial troubles, relationship struggles, and unexpected opportunities beyond Elm Creek Quilt Camp test the bonds of friendship, the quilters must find a way to stitch together more than Sylvia&’s Bridal Sampler to make a happy ending.
By Richard Paul Evans. 2014
With this New York Times bestseller, the beloved Walk series ends as Alan Christoffersen reaches his destination and the beginning…of a new life: “Definitely a journey worth taking” (Booklist).After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen embarked on a daring cross-country journey—a walk across America, from Seattle to Key West, with only the pack on his back. Through it all he learned life-changing lessons about love, forgiveness, and most of all, hope.Now Alan must again return west to face yet another crisis, one that threatens to upend his world just as he had begun to heal from so much loss, leaving him unsure of whether he can reach the end his journey. It will take the love of a new friend, and the wisdom of an old friend, to help him to finally leave the past behind and find the strength and hope to live again. Walking on Water is a beautiful story of one man’s search for a new beginning, of “humorous moments, heartwarming moments, moments of self-discovery, and moments of profound wisdom” (Deseret Morning News).
By Karen Kingsbury. 2018
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a &“heart tugging and emotional&” story in the Baxter Family…collection that will &“touch readers deeply&” (RT Book Reviews) featuring two people who lost their parents in the same national tragedy—two people desperate to find each other and the connection they shared for a single day…that changed everything. Brady Bradshaw was a child when the Oklahoma City bombing killed his mother. Every year, Brady visits the memorial site on the anniversary to remember her. Eleven years ago on that day, he met Jenna Phillips, who was also a child when her parents were killed in the attack. Brady and Jenna shared a deep heart connection and a single beautiful day together at the memorial. But after that, Brady never saw Jenna again. Every year when he returns, he leaves a note for her in hopes that he might find her again. This year, Ashley Baxter Blake and her sister Kari Baxter Taylor and their families take a spring break trip that includes a visit to the site to see the memorial&’s famous Survivor Tree. While there, Ashley spots a young man, alone and troubled. That man is Brady Bradshaw. A chance moment leads Ashley to help Brady find Jenna, the girl he can&’t forget. Ashley&’s family is skeptical, but she pushes them to support her efforts to find the girl and bring them together. But will it work? Will her husband, Landon, understand her intentions? And is a shared heartache enough reason to fall in love? With To The Moon and Back &“Kingsbury skillfully weaves a tale of divine love&” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) in an unlikely love story about healing, redemption, hope, and the belief that sometimes a new tomorrow can grow from the ashes of a shattered yesterday. &“Kingsbury writes with seemingly effortless poetic elegance, capturing the tender, intimate moments of daily family life as well as heart-wrenching flashbacks to fatal tragedy. A moving story of survival, of faith, and of beauty from the ashes&” (Booklist).
By Karen Kingsbury. 2017
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third and final novel in an unforgettable series about…four friends and the divine intervention that changes their lives forever.Against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children—especially since she is unable to have children of her own. The only problem is Marcus Dillinger, the Major League Baseball player she was never meant to fall in love with. But neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine’s other friends—Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson—know just how serious her heart condition is.Still, Marcus suspects something isn’t right. After months of silence, a divinely timed letter from Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to get her to a US hospital before time runs out. Meanwhile, as Sami and Tyler prepare to marry, the group receives shocking news that changes everyone’s plans.The team of angels walking is busier than ever in this epic battle between life and death. Brush of Wings is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith.
By Karen Kingsbury. 2017
#1 New York Times–Bestselling Author: A principal’s Bible Study program helps turn his troubled high school around—but a lawsuit may…put it all at risk . . . Hamilton High Principal Wendell Quinn wants to see real change in his community, so he starts a voluntary after-school Bible Study and prayer program called Raise the Bar. He knows he is risking his job by leading the program, but before long, Raise the Bar meetings are standing room only.A year later, violence and gang activity are sharply down, test scores are up, and drug use and teen pregnancy have plummeted. The program is clearly working—until one parent files a lawsuit, claiming Wendell has violated his daughter’s rights.But Principal Quinn knows God is on his side, and he refuses to back down. As he prepares for court, he is deluged by a storm of national attention and criticism. He wants just one attorney on his side in the fight of his life—Luke Baxter.A nuanced exploration of religious freedom and what it means to be a person of faith in today’s culture, In This Moment is “a timely look at the crossroads of public law and religious freedom [handled] in a sensitive manner” (Library Journal).
By Denise Hunter. 2005
Award-winning author Denise Hunter captivates the readers with her latest fiction about a single mother running a crisis pregnancy center.…As if the jolt of becoming a single mom to her two sons wasn’t enough, Natalie Coombs is facing new stresses as the director of the crisis pregnancy center. A teenager who comes in for testing brings back memories of another pregnant girl whose life tragically ended in suicide. Desperate to reach out to this client, Natalie crosses professional boundaries and incurs the wrath of a mysterious assailant. Even within her family, all is not well as her relationship with her sister becomes increasingly tense. Natalie is compelled to carefully count the cost of following her heart and her convictions amid betrayal, physical danger, and strained family relationships. Filled with human drama, readers will be easily drawn in as national issues become highly personal in this gripping tale of conflict and commitment.
By Frank Peretti. 2003
Now in ebook, a classic from bestselling author Frank Peretti about a TV anchorman whose life is turned upside down…as he starts hearing voices and discovers supernatural forces at play.John Barrett, popular anchorman, finds himself suddenly lost in the comfortable world he thought he understood.His producer seems to be hiding something big and lying to cover her tracks. His father’s “accidental” death isn’t looking quite so accidental. And his estranged son has returned search for the truth. On top of all this, John is starting to hear mysterious voices.Prophet has all the hallmarks of Peretti’s fast-paced blockbuster fiction, and his clear understanding of the vast spiritual struggle over moral authority marks every page.
By Nancy N. Rue. 2011
From bestselling author Nancy Rue comes a YA contemporary novel where prom season takes on a deeper meaning, as a…girl nominated for prom queen as a joke decides to use the opportunity as a way to empower her fellow classmates. And ends up questioning her self-perceptions in the process.For Tyler Bonning, not caring what others think is her super power. As is her ability to find the perfect, cutting response. All she needs to be happy is her group of equally smart and quirky friends and high grades to get into a good college. Then she&’s nominated for prom queen as a joke.Deciding to make the most of the opportunity—and mask her pain—Tyler starts a Prom for Everyone campaign intended help make the event more affordable. In the process, she discovers the way she&’s perceived by her classmates—as well as her supposedly close friends—may actually be more important than she thought. And she doesn&’t like the person they perceive her to be. With her parents pressuring her to focus on the racial issues at school instead of a frivolous cause, and a growing closeness to a boy who represents everything she once mocked, Tyler questions who she really wants to be. And as prom approaches, she faces her biggest challenge yet. One she can&’t handle on her own.Limos, Lattes & My Life on the Fringe:features a diverse main protagonistfocuses on the ideas of self and identity, and what we let define and divide usprovides an inspirational message for those dealing with tough circumstancesis the final book in the Real Life series, but can also be read as a stand-alone novel
By Terri Blackstock. 2006
Book 2 in a masterful what-if series in which global catastrophe puts a family&’s very survival at risk—and both reveals…the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration. Survival has become a lifestyle, and technology is a thing of the past as the Branning family learns that the power outage is worldwide. Everyone is desperate.When two young thieves break into the Brannings&’ home and clean out the food in their pantry, Jeff Branning tracks them to a filthy apartment and discovers a family of children living alone, stealing to stay alive. Where is their mother? The search for answers uncovers a trail of desperation and murder . . . and for the Brannings, a powerful new purpose that can transform their entire community—and above all, themselves. But how will they do what&’s right when so much is going wrong?New York Times bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts—and lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world.Full-length suspenseThe Restoration series:Book 1: Last LightBook 2: Night Light Book 3: True LightBook 4: Dawn&’s LightIncludes a note from the author and discussion questions for book clubs
By Wayne Thomas Batson. 2013
The final installment of the thrilling The Door Within trilogy! Pure evil collides as Paragor, the betrayer of the one…true King Eliam, unites with the Wyrm Lord and the mythical Seven Sleepers to launch a full-scale assault on the Kingdom of Alleble. And while their enemies plot their next attack, Alleble's remaining allies flee from the four corners of The Realm to safety within the Alleble’s walls. Once there, the allies find the Kingdom crestfallen, grieving a fallen hero. While Alleble and its allies prepare to face the coming onslaught, they cling to an ancient legend about three witnesses who have the power to bring victory. But is the legend true? And if it is, where are the witnesses? Time is running out as darkness spreads over the Realm, and Paragor unleashes the final storm. But will anyone survive to see the dawn? With over 250,000 copies sold in The Door Within trilogy, this is a perfect time to introduce this bestselling series to a new batch of readers. The fantasy genre is wildly popular among young readers, and The Final Storm is thrilling end to this epic trilogy!Meets national education standards.
By Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron, Kelly Long. 2009
Celebrate Christmas with the Amish with these four stories of love and romance found during the Christmas season.A Choice to…Forgive by Beth WisemanAfter Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. Can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen FullerSeth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam's confidence and broke her heart. Will he be able to show "plain" Miriam that she is truly beautiful to him?One Child by Barbara CameronThe birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. On a snowy Christmas night in Lancaster County, another child changes the world for two very different couples.Christmas Cradles by Kelly LongWhen Anna Stolis takes over for her aunt, the local midwife, Christmas night heats up with multiple deliveries, three strangers' quilts, and unexpected help from the handsome and brooding Asa Lapp.
By Karen Kingsbury. 2013
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, known for her “signature mix of melodrama, formula, and genuine…emotional punch” (Publishers Weekly), a dramatic story about character, compromise, and the cost of having it all.Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.Overnight, Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?From America’s favorite inspirational novelist, Fifteen Minutes explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition.