Wednesday, February 22, 2017

More great books available for review!

It's going to be a busy spring for Litfuse reviewers! If you are a blogger, take a look at these blog tours currently open for request. Check out these books, and sign up NOW to review during the dates listed. Please let your blogging friends know too!



4/12 – 5/3: 
A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti
(Abingdon Press)

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Hope grows when seeds are planted---even in the muddy middle of life.
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.
Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

You are not going to want to miss Cynthia's newest hemmed-in-hope novel.


4/20 – 5/4: 
The Joy of Letting Go by Vicki Caruana
(David C Cook)

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Letting go is a good thing. Letting go without preparation or awareness is not. 

Your "baby" just passed his driving test. Your little girl is moving into a dorm. Your role as a parent is changing---but your heart toward your kids only grows. The truth is, letting go of your children doesn't just happen at the big milestones. It happens day by day, beginning the moment your child enters your family.

With inspirational readings and quotes, this weekly devotional helps you equip your children for independence at whatever age they are now. You've already loosened your grip more than you realize! Discover new encouragement to continue to let go in life-giving ways.

Find out how to embrace your child's journey of independence day by day. 


4/18  5/2: 
Think Again by Jared Mellinger 
(New Growth Press)

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Evaluating yourself---being mindful of who you are and what you are doing---is necessary and can lead to positive change. But what about the dark side of introspection? Do you ever feel weighed down and exhausted by your own self-analysis? Perhaps you made a mistake, said a careless word, or even messed up big time. Your self-examination spirals into a full-blown cross-examination. You keep revisiting what happened. Your mind circles around the event, fruitlessly trying to somehow make the outcome different so you don't feel the embarrassment, shame, and regret.

The modern self-esteem movement has left us empty and self-focused. We exhaust our healthy introspection and pervert it into constant self-evaluation, wrong views of ourselves, self-accusation, and false guilt. Introspection was never meant to bear such weight.

Think Again offers real relief from the burden of introspection that so many of us carry each day. Pastor Jared Mellinger, who tends to overdose on self-analysis himself, shows us how the hope of the gospel can rescue us from the bad fruit of unsound introspection. Mellinger's short, story-filled chapters help readers identify and turn away from unhealthy introspection.

There is an outward-focused God who delights to rescue an inward-focused people and lead them into a better way to live. When we truly understand it, we'll see that the gospel actually sets us free from thinking about ourselves too much. 

Find relief from the bad fruit of unsound introspection. 

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