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Fun-loving schoolteacher Tessa Stanridge needed a way to stay in Hill Creek-fast! Suddenly, like a gift from God, a white knight in the form of accident victim Drake Slater came to her rescue. The moment she saw the handsome rancher, she knew he was a man desperately in need of her loving care-just as she knew her life would never be the same. Drake was out to prove he was every bit the same rugged loner he had been before his accident. Trouble was, with Tessa around, even that wouldn’t be enough. Now, it wasn’t just that he wanted to learn to walk again – Tessa was the kind of woman who made a man want to be better than he was. And for this man, Tessa was turning out to be the best medicine of all.
Jennifer Terry, a beautiful young woman with a degree in broadcasting, accepts a position as executive assistant as a Christian radio station. Her new employer is Daniel Kaine, a former Olympic gold medalist in swimming, blinded in a car accident with a drunk driver. Since Daniel joined a nationwide radio campaign against drunk driving, he has been harassed by anonymous threatening phone calls, increasingly violent nightmares & haunting memories. Circumstances lead up to a life-or-death confrontation & both he & Jennifer are caught in the whirlpool against their will. In classic B.J. Hoff fashion, a big old-fashioned romance, ever-mounting suspense & turbulent events ultimately reveal the tremendous spiritual reality behind what anyone can see, touch or feel – the infinitely wise, righteous & merciful sovereignty of God.
You know what I think? I think you're afraid to love! Why should Kris Carothers be afraid of anything? The nurse manager of San Francisco's most up-to date pediatrics floor, Kris is a professional-calm, efficient, in control, and a committed Christian. But Dr. Garth Endicott's accusation rings in her ears. He's handsome, bright, and sure of himself-and why not? He grew up in a wealthy San Francisco family, went to all the right schools. Around him Kris still feels like the little girl from the poor side of town whose family gets food baskets at holidays...and it sure shows. Besides, the two of them are just friends. Nothing more. Aren't they?
For generations, the garden has been a place to find the peace and quiet the soul desires - and, perhaps, the love the heart longs for. In 1631, Helen - A Woman of Valor - enters Marston Hall to care for three children. While the children test Helen's strength and patience, encounters with the horseman unnerve her. Can the garden help bring each one to a gentle understanding? The Victorian garden of Hampton Manor is an escape for Sarah - from the demands of society...and her mother. When she falls in love with the orchard keeper and becomes the Apple of His Eye, can these two social opposites find hope for a future together? With London under German attack, Margaret encounters an endearing Royal Air Force pilot whose beautiful garden sketches stir her soul. As the war rages, can love become A Flower Amidst the Ashes to refresh her heart? In Robyn's Garden, disabled children are taught about nature - and Robyn learns a difficult lesson from a visiting American. He has taken something she has to have back. Can she trust him with it...and her heart? Four women, four eras, one common theme: Joy and rest are found in God's careful nurturing and pruning. Come, experience His peace in the garden!
It started with an old photograph of Marissa's grandmother. But the officer who was embracing her with such passion didn't look like her grandmother. As the questions begin, an extraordinary story unfolds of love and loss and caring, of separation and reunion. Marissa and her grandmother discover that the most precious gift of Christmas is that of the present. And the season of giving is not limited to once a year
Living with three brothers has taught me what I don't want in a husband. "Guys" who can only converse about farming, welding and hockey won't cut it. And those who prefer a rodeo to a symphony or dusty jeans to a nice suit are not for me. Unfortunately, my hometown is full of guys just like my brothers. So I've been planning to move to the city for a fresh start. But now I'm having second thoughts. There's a new man in town... a churchgoer who's cultured, wears suits and, most important, is "nothing" like my brothers.
The Gossip Guru has some shocking news: devout Wallace Hamilton, head of rival newspaper the "Davis Landing Dispatch," is not Jeremy Hamilton's father Word is, his wife was already pregnant when they wed and now that Jeremy has learned the truth, he's quit. Who'll run the company while Wallace is in the hospital? In more Hamilton news, quiet Heather has had a makeover -- who knew she was so stunning? Maybe photographer Ethan Danes, who seems to have taken an interest in Heather now that she's started this butterfly summer...
Feisty, compassionate Sabrina St. Charles, M.D., returns to Kingdom Come to fight the coal mining company that is ravaging the land. When she meets the handsome mining heir Jake MacKenzie III, together they face the aftermath of betrayal, the fight for justice...and the price of love.
When Katie Lapp, an Amish woman from Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania, stumbles across a satin infant gown in her parents' attic, it leads to a devastating confession from her parents that completely changes her life.
Shirley, Goodness and Mercy, three well - intentioned angels who are occasionally allowed to intervene (or interfere!) in human affairs, are sent to Seattle to answer a new prayer request. Ann Fletcher prays for a special woman to be sent into her son's life, for Roy is becoming a bitter, career - obsessed man who needs to discover what really matters. The angels swoop down and find a way to throw Julie Wilcoff in his path - literally! From that moment on, Shirley, Goodness and Mercy shall follow them... whispering suggestions, arranging encounters, hoping for the best.
Stranded with a handsome stranger and his infant daughter as a tornado roared above them, Jessie Claybrook didn't know why God had brought her here. Until a mighty gust landed the infant in her arms...and suddenly she knew that God had heard her prayers. Jessie thought caring for David Akers's baby while he recovered would satisfy her longings for a family. Instead, spending time with the caring father and his adorable daughter only intensified her heartache. For Jessie knew her secret would end this domestic fantasy. Unless God could give her the most precious gift of all: David's love.
A preacher. A deacon. That was the kind of man nurse Charity Sims planned to marry. Which is why her lovesick behavior around Rick McKinley, the contractor building a family center for her church, so confused her. He refused to go to church, let alone lead one. So what if he was handsome and charming? They couldn't be more different. Infuriating as Rick was, Charity's mission was clear: Help him see the light of church. As a loner who depended only on himself, he'd be tough to reach. But Charity was determined, even though she knew she risked her own strongly built convictions -- about the man who should have her heart
After losing her photographer fiance in an act of violence overseas, reporter Caroline James sought solace in home and family in St. Louis. Hoping to heal her shattered life, she threw herself into work at a local newspaper. Then David Sloan walked into her office.... Since the day he'd met her -- as his brother's fiancee -- David had secretly cared for Caroline. Surely the Lord had led him back to Caroline for a purpose... to help each other past their mutual tragedy and to learn to live and love again.
Juggling the care of her toddler son and elderly parents kept young widow Abby Cramer busy from sunup to sundown. Just when she thought she had it all under control, her mother broke her hip at a home-improvement store. Good thing store employee Guy Hardy rushed in to save the day with his quick thinking, big smile and his tender kindness extended toward her whole family — especially Abby. Though she suspected Guy had a secret to hide, Abby wanted to believe he was a man of honor and faith. A man she could trust with her heart.
Richard Paul Evans originally wrote The Christmas Box as an expression of love for his two daughters, never intending for it to be published. Many Christmas seasons (and a rich publishing contract) later, this touching tale relates the meaning of Christmas in a profound but simple way. Rick, Keri, and their 4-year-old daughter, Jenna, are hired as caretakers and are welcomed into the home of Mary, an ailing widow, just in time for the holidays. Before long, it becomes apparent that Mary cherishes their companionship, and this young family begins to understand that their relationship to Mary is more special than any one of them could have realized. These tender relationships, fraught with real-life struggles, are the backdrop for unraveling a mysterious secret that gently propels the reader through this short story. Unlike most generic Christmas stories, Evans manages to bypass triviality, imbedding these pages with humble truth and emotion. This tiny treasure will cause you to rejoice in the blessings of the season while stirring up a childlike vigor as old profundity is revealed anew. In a season often shrouded in selfishness and materialism, Evans reminds the reader that the only way that we can genuinely love one another is by accepting the greatest gift of love ever given--that of a Father who "so loved His children that He sent His son, that we might someday return to Him."
Suddenly single and unemployed, corporate attorney Lauren Romey needed a rest, a job and a new squeeze. her friends took charge of the "rest" part. They booked her a trip to a Bliss Village bed-and-breakfast. And they thought they were going to take care of the "new squeeze" part as well, by setting her up with the innkeepers' son. But when Lauren wound up at the wrong bed-and-breakfast, she found herself the fifth contestant in "Win Daddy's Heart," the unlikely brainchild of widowed owner Garret Cantrell's teenage daughters. Throw in her ex-fiance, four quirky contestants and some very untimely TV coverage--and it's open season for chaos....or love, where she least expected it.
When her father suffered a heart attack, urban sophisticate Autumn Clancy decided to come home. As she tried to take the reins of her family's firm, she discovered that dear old Dad had hired someone else to handle business — sweet-talking Campbell Dupree — who brought out the worst in Autumn…and made her wonder if true love really did exist. He'd never met a woman more headstrong than Autumn, or more likely to get under his skin. While Campbell tried to charm her, he knew deep down that this was one special lady who deserved the best. Would the good Lord deem him worthy enough to win her heart?
Martin Sometimes love needed a heavenly hand, but Annie O'Keefe was reluctant to believe in romance. She had always been the family caretaker and made sure everyone else's needs were met first. But when a charming landscaper appeared outside her window, Annie had secret hopes that this handsome stranger might be meant just for her. Ken Dewitt had a past he'd rather forget, but he counted himself lucky that nothing had ever killed the joy in his heart or his faith in God. He wanted to help show Annie the way to happiness and freedom. She needed to know how special she was. He only prayed the truth wouldn't break the strong bond between them
Getting close to new neighbor Clay Reynolds was not a consideration for Beth Carlson. The single mom had her hands full with her troubled teen and had no time for romance, especially since Clay's stay in Pinecrest was only temporary. Besides, she'd learned long ago that love didn't last. Sure, Clay was good to her son--and to her. He encouraged her to reconcile with her parents and helped her with her faith issues. But she could never give her heart to a motorcycle-riding man again. Or could she?
When the trumpet sounds, where will you be? Passengers in an airborne Boeing 747 find out in this riveting novel by renowned Christian speaker Tim LaHaye and master storyteller Jerry Jenkins. Without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun. This fictional account of life after the Rapture delivers an urgent call to today's readers to prepare their own hearts and minister to others.
Rayford Steele and Cameron ("Buck") Williams find themselves pressed into service for the man they believe could be the Antichrist. Nicolae Carpathia takes over the United Nations, signs a peace treaty with Israel, and begins to lure the nations of earth together to form one global village. Meanwhile, the judgment of God begins to fall on the earth. Buck and Rayford, along with their pastor and Rayford's daughter, must fight to stay alive and battle the forces of evil in the strength of their fledgling, newfound faith.
It has been nearly two years since the day of the mass disappearances. In one cataclysmic instant, millions all over the globe simply vanished, leaving everything but flesh and bone behind. Nicolae begins as global war has erupted. The Red Horse of the Apocalypse is on the rampage, and the Tribulation Force sets a suicidal course that places them in direct opposition to the rise of Antichrist.
The world is reeling from a great earthquake. As Nicolae Carpathia begins a worldwide rebuilding campaign, his rage is fueled by an evangelistic effort resulting in the greatest harvest of souls the world has ever seen. Meanwhile, Rayford Steele and Buck Williams search for their loved ones who haven't been seen since before the earthquake.
The Tribulation Force travels to Israel for the Meeting of Witnesses as further judgments are released upon the world. Satan falls from heaven and opens the bottomless pit, releasing Apollyon and his plague of locusts that torture the unsaved. Apollyon is a thriller that will be tough to put down.
The seven-year Tribulation reaches its halfway mark in the sixth book of the blockbuster Left Behind series, Assassins. Nicolae Carpathia is assassinated, setting the stage for the Great Tribulation.
Nicolae Carpathia is dead. But who killed the Antichrist? The answer may surprise you. Book seven in the best-selling Left Behind series marks the beginning of the second half of the seven-year Tribulation period. In dramatic fashion, readers are exposed to the horrors of God's judgment and the hope of salvation. Rayford, Buck, Chloe, and the rest of the Tribulation Force find themselves at the center of heart-stopping action.
His Excellency Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia is back, this time as Satan. Resurrected & indwelt by the devil himself, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy as the beast tightens his grip as ruler of the world.
Believers in Jerusalem must flee or take the mark of the beast. His Excellency Global Community Potentate Nicolae Carpathia, no longer pretending to be a pacifist, has ordered every Morale Monitor armed as he prepares to travel along the Via Dolorosa & then onward to the temple, where shocking surprises await.
The Great Tribulation unfolds as the forces of evil and the armies of God prepare for mankind's ultimate battle. Millions of Christians are protected by God as the anger of the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia, burns against them.
The scattered Tribulation Force is drawn inexorably toward the Middle East, as are all the armies of the world, when human history culminates in the battle of the ages. During the last year of the Great Tribulation, safe houses are no longer safe, and the cast of characters dramatically changes. By the time of the war of the great day of God the Almighty, the globe has become a powder keg of danger. Except those already in Petra, everyone has been forced to relocate as Antichrist ratchets up the pressure in the world's most treacherous game. Who will be left standing when the battle leaves the Tribulation Force on the brink of the end of time and the Glorious Appearing?
Thousands of years of human history stained by strife, death, and sin come to an end when the King of Glory returns to earth. The satisfying conclusion of the seven years of tribulation covered by the Left Behind series portrays the return of Jesus Christ to earth in both glory and judgment at the height of the battle between the forces of evil gathered at Armageddon and the remaining Christian believers at Petra and Jerusalem. Nothing seems to be able to stop the Antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia. But God is in control.
Before They Were Left Behind Marilena Carpathia has only one dream: to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the prince of darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known. Halfway around the world, God’s plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot. . . . Soon Carpathia’s and Steele’s lives will intersect. And good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world. The eternal battle for souls has come to earth. The world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture
This is the story of Charley, a child of divorce who is always forced to choose between his mother and his father. He grows into a man and starts a family of his own. But one fateful weekend, he leaves his mother to secretly be with his father and she dies while he is gone. This haunts him for years. It unravels his own young family. It leads him to depression and drunkenness. One night, he decides to take his life. But somewhere between this world and the next, he encounters his mother again, in their hometown, and gets to spend one last day with her the day he missed and always wished he had. He asks the questions many of us yearn to ask, the questions we never ask while our parents are alive. By the end of this magical day, Charley discovers how little he really knew about his mother, the secret of how her love saved their family, and how deeply he wants the second chance to save his own.
The wood. The thorns. The nails. Christ's sacrifice has defined the very essence of mankind's faith for the past 2000 years. And now, Max Lucado invites you to examine the cross, contemplate its purpose, and celebrate its significance with He Chose the Nails. With his warm caring style, Max examines the symbols surrounding Christ's crucifixion, revealing the claims of the cross and asserting that if they are true, then Christianity itself is true. The supporting evidence either makes the cross the single biggest hoax of all time, or the hope of all humanity.
Desperate to save her father's tree nursery, Rowena Davis came home to Serenity Bay to negotiate a deal with the new owner, Connor Wingate. But who was this stern businessman who asked her to landscape Wingate Manor in exchange for the deed to Davis Nursery? Rowena hoped that beneath Connor's gruff exterior he was a man of faith and honor. Could God's plan for her future somehow include this man?
After its modest beginnings, Joshua and its sequels have millions of readers around the world and continue to bring hope and peace to all who seek nourishment. When Joshua moves to a small cabin on the edge of town, the local people are at first mystified, then confused by his presence. A quiet and simple man, Joshua appears to seek nothing for himself. He supports himself solely by carpentry and woodworking, and he charges very little for his services. Yet his work is exquisite. Even more exquisite, and even more mysterious, is the extraordinary effect he has on everyone he meets. All who come in contact with him can't help but be transformed by his incredible warmth. The acceptance and love in his eyes and in each actions amazes the townspeople. Who is Joshua and just what is he up to? The answer to that question amazes them almost as much discovery of that same transforming power in each of their own hearts.
Best-selling author Max Lucado leads readers through a word-by-word study of John 3:16, the passage that he calls the "Hope Diamond" of Scripture. A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God's treatment is prescribed in John 3:16. He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.
Includes CD containing chapter one of 3:16 | The Stories of Hope DVD, Word of Promise Gospel of John, chapter three with intro by Max Lucado, West Point Sermon from 09/11/07 & more.
Lee Strobel uses his journalism background to investigate the truth behind the biblical account of creation. Using the latest scientific evidence, Strobel reexamines the theories that once led him away from God and takes a thorough look at new discoveries in cosmology, biology, astronomy & physics.
Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind. Inside burning buildings, it's his natural instinct. In the cooling embers of his marriage, it's another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine Holt have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. Yet as they prepare to enter divorce proceedings, Caleb's dad asks his son to try an experiment: The Love Dare. While hoping The Love Dare has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. But can he attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him? Will he be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person that's no longer receptive to his love? Or is this just another marriage destined to go up in smoke?
119min runtime. Rated PG.
An epic in the spirit of The Passion of the Christ, this widely acclaimed motion picture is a meticulous recreation of the turbulent era of Jesus and the events that changed the course of history! Narrated by Golden Globe nominee Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, AMERICAN TRAGEDY, 2000), it’s the bold and powerful story of Jesus as told by his disciple John. The best-loved but least understood of the gospels, John presents a uniquely human portrait of courage and passion encompassing Jesus' entire three-year ministry, the final years of his life. Intimate and reflective, The Gospel of John offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the incomparable life and times of Jesus Christ.
Two-disc set featuring 129min version & 181min version. Rated PG-13.
The Nativity Story chronicles the arduous journey of two people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. The dramatic and compelling film traces the perilous journey of a young couple who must travel from their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem, Joseph's ancestral home, to register for a census ordered by King Herod. It is a journey of over 100 miles, through treacherous terrain, made much more difficult by the fact that Mary is nine months pregnant. This dramatic and compelling story comes to life in a major motion picture starring Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) as Mary, Oscar Isaac as Joseph, and Academy Award nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) as Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. The Nativity Story is directed by Catherine Hardwicke from a screenplay by Mike Rich (The Rookie, Finding Forrester).
101min runtime. Rated PG.
The well-known and longstanding choral group performs Christmas songs from around the world, including American standards such as "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" as well as the Nigerian carol "Betelehemu," the Welsh "Tua Bethlehem Dref, and "A Bethleem Allons Vite!," a traditional Czech Christmas song. The choir's 2003 Christmas concert featured performances by two top opera singers: popular mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, and the internationally recognized Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel. Also included are interviews with the singers, where they extrapolate on the personal meaning of the holiday.
Too many marriages end when someone says “I’ve fallen out of love with you” or “I don’t love you anymore.” In reality, such statements reveal a lack of understanding about the fundamental nature of true love. The Love Dare, as featured in the new movie Fireproof (starring Kirk Cameron and from the team that brought us the #1 best selling DVD Facing the Giants), is a forty-day guided devotional experience that will lead your heart back to truly loving your spouse while learning more about the design, nature, and source of true love. Each day’s entry discusses a unique aspect of love, presents a specific “dare” to do for your spouse (some will be very easy, others very challenging), and gives you a journaling area to chart the progress that you will be making. It's time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage. Take the dare!
How do I know that God is real? Is the Bible really the Word of God, or is it just an ancient book? Why are Christians so exclusive? Is there really only one way to heaven? All of these are tough questions, but in The God Questions, they are addressed head on with hard-hitting facts that tell the truth. The God Questions gives brief, simple, and easy to understand answers to the eight key questions everyone asks about Christianity. Divided in 40 short, readable chapters, this book will help you understand God and the universe He created.
The Gift Edition adaptation of the Lee Strobel best-selling book tells the story of his journey from atheism to faith, using a compelling explanation of the evidence for Jesus Christ. This small 115 page book is an ideal evangelism tool.
The Gift Edition adaptation of the Max Lucado best-selling book. If 9/11 are the numbers of terror & despair, then 3:16 are the numbers of hope. The book is excellent for congregation members & for seekers to discover God's great love & plan for salvation.
Soft cover NIV Bible.
Katherine Taggert—nicknamed "Rusty" for her curly red hair—shines like a ray of sunshine at her aunt and uncle's orphanage. Unaccustomed to traveling alone in the pioneer West, Rusty is accompanied on her first orphanage placement trip by the kind but reserved widower Chase McCandles. When Chase offers Rusty a position in his stately home as a companion for his young son, Quintin, Rusty accepts. But when she realized how little time Chase spends with Quintin, Rusty's heart is torn. How can she convince Chase that his son desperately needs a father? And can Chase learn to trust God to help him demonstrate his love and affection for Quintin—and for Rusty? A heartwarming story of love, trust, and family.
Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures and epic battles between good and evil -- the book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by C. S. Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia. For over 50 years, The Chronicles of Narnia have transcended the fantasy genre to become part of the canon of classic literature. Each of the 7 books is a masterpiece, drawing the reader into a land where magic meets reality, and the result is a fictional world whose scope has fascinated generations. This edition presents all 7 books -- unabridged -- in one impressive volume.