River's Song by Melody Carlson In this opener for the Inn at Shining Waters series, it's 1959 and Anna Larson, a widow with a spoiled teenage daughter and a nasty mother-in-law, returns to the home where she grew up following her mother's funeral. Her relationships are complex for personal and social reasons: Anna is half Native American, but her late mother turned away from the family heritage, and her mother-in-law is racist and condescending. Back where she started, Anna begins to re-examine her past, her family, and her heritage, aided by assorted locals and the healing Siuslaw River, which, according to native legend, holds stars that make it shine. Told with sensitivity and grace the story weaves along the river of life toward an ending full of redemption and grace.
Embrace by God: Celebrating Who and Whose You Are by Babbie Mason Many women not only struggle to understand who they are, they struggle to believe Whose they are. As daughters of the King we are not just precious but deeply loved.
Babbie Mason shares her personal journey to understanding how very much God loved her, not as a singer or teacher but as His child. Here she equips readers to accept that love, and grow their confidence because of it. Over the course of 21 days Babbie encourages the reader to delve deeper into a love relationship with God and discover the height, depth, and breadth of His great love and acceptance.
The book features three sections: • Understanding God's embrace • A Twenty-One Day Journey to Receive God's Embrace
• Stepping Out in Faith Knowing You Are Embraced by God.
@Sticky Jesus by Toni Birdsong and Tami Heim @stickyJesus is a fusion of discipleship, faith sharing, marketing, and a Get Started 101 on Twitter, Facebook and blogging. @stickyJesus lays out the current day reality—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and challenges Christ followers to regain our God-given dominion on earth, which includes the Internet. With knowledge, skills, and Holy Spirit guidance, we encourage believers to dig in and learn how to navigate this online world together—and give Christ a voice in the online world.
The book also includes personal testimonies. Most are from everyday people impacting others’ lives and culture online for Christ. These are real people and ministries (about a dozen) making a difference because they walk, talk and connect differently online. They are living out their faith before others unashamed. The authors’ desire is that this project will equip and empower Christ followers and get them excited about sharing their faith online.