Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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If you are a fellow blogger, Litfuse has a several new blog tours open. Check out these books, and sign up NOW to review during the dates listed. Please let your blogging friends know too!

I'll share a few more next week when more sign-ups open.

3/13 – 3/27: 
Unchained by Noel Jesse Heikkinen 
(David C Cook)

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Maybe Christianity isn't what you think it is . . . .

The apostle Paul declared, "For freedom Christ has set us free" (Galatians 5:1). If this is true, why isn't freedom the focus of how we talk about God and live out our faith? 

Yet mistakes from our past haunt us. Sinful urges shame us. We hear over and over that we must pursue a standard of living that seems so unreachable. Just thinking about something as basic as prayer makes us feel guilty, since we're sure we're not doing it "right" or often enough. God created us for freedom, yet we feel anything but free. 

Noel Heikkinen shows us how to have a robust faith that celebrates our freedom in Christ without compromising our holiness as God's followers. Unchained turns us to the person and work of Jesus Christ as our source of freedom---not just his work 2,000 years ago but also what he is doing right now. 

Discover what true freedom in Christ really means! 

3/21 – 4/4: 
Lost and Found by Kendra Fletcher 
(New Growth Press)



The "right" homeschooling philosophy. The "right" brand of theology. The "right" meal-planning, home-managing, keep-it-all-together parenting. Kendra Fletcher, homeschooling mom of eight, had it all "right," until it all fell apart. In the course of eighteen months, Kendra found her baby in a coma, ran over her five-year-old, and nearly lost her eight-year-old to a septic ruptured appendix. Lost and Found is the story of how God used those events to transform her family's self-righteous religion into freedom in Christ.

Fletcher's debut book is the gripping true story of how God used suffering to save her family from empty religion. As wave after wave of crisis hit, the Fletchers discovered that getting religion "right" wasn't a good substitute for a living relationship with a loving God. Through their suffering, they learned about misplaced identities and false hope, and they threw themselves wholly into the arms of Jesus---where they found the grace they needed.

Fletcher, a well-known writer and conference speaker in Christian homeschooling circles, addresses the quiet legalism that so easily infiltrates Christian communities and exposes the dangers of focusing our hopes on the "right" ways of worship, work, and family life. More than a memoir, Lost and Found invites all of us to give up the things that hold us in bondage and find our value, worth, significance, hope, and identity in Christ alone. 

Find out what happens when you lose religion and find grace instead!


3/28 – 4/11: 
Welcome to College by Jonathan Morrow 
(Kregel)

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Do you have a teenager headed to college soon? Do you work in youth ministry? Are you headed to college yourself?

What will you do with your life? Full of new friends and new experiences, college can be both exciting and overwhelming. And as a Christian, you have serious issues to resolve for yourself and answer for your friends. Decisions you make now will shape your future. Are you ready to navigate college life?
Jonathan Morrow tackles the tough questions you'll encounter, including:
  • How do you grow spiritually and follow Jesus on campus?
  • How do you manage your time to both study well and have fun?
  • What about peer pressure and alcohol? Dating and sex?
  • How do you deal with doubts and challenges to your faith?
  • With so many beliefs out there, how do you know Christianity is really true?
Each chapter of the second edition has been updated, and the author has included a new chapter on Christianity, homosexuality, and the Bible. Grounded in biblical truth and supported by his own extensive work with students, Morrow's quick, easy-to-read chapters offer excellent advice for every new college student.


4/5 – 4/25:
Unsinkable Faith by Tracie Miles
(David C Cook)



For many women, remaining optimistic about life and positive about themselves is a constant battle. For others, negativity is something that sneaks up from time to time. Either way, once those dark thoughts come into the mind, it's hard to see the light anymore. Even though women know that negative thoughts don't come from God, it's often difficult to escape them.
Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and author, Tracie Miles, offers hope for women who struggle with negativity through Unsinkable Faith. Each chapter explores personal stories from Tracie and others, showing how they were able to rise above their circumstances by transforming and renewing their minds.
Be challenged to embrace God's truth and find tools to be a more positive, optimistic person! 


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