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The Case for Christ
by Lee Strobel
The Case for Christ records Lee Strobel's attempt to "determine if there's credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God." The book consists primarily of interviews between Strobel (a former legal editor at the Chicago Tribune) and biblical scholars such as Bruce Metzger. Each interview is based on a simple question, concerning historical evidence (for example, "Can the Biographies of Jesus Be Trusted?"), scientific evidence, ("Does Archaeology Confirm or Contradict Jesus' Biographies?"), and "psychiatric evidence" ("Was Jesus Crazy When He Claimed to Be the Son of God?"). Together, these interviews compose a case brief defending Jesus' divinity, and urging readers to reach a verdict of their own.
(Paperback -- September 1, )

Wild at Heart: Discovering The Secret of a Man's Soul
by John Eldredge
If Christian men are going to change from a pitiful, wimpy bunch of "really nice guys" to men who are made in the image of God, they must reexamine their preconceptions about who God is and recover their true "wild" hearts, writes bestselling author John Eldredge in Wild at Heart: Discovering a Life of Passion, Freedom, and Adventure. Eldredge throws down the gauntlet--men are bored; they fear risk, they refuse to pay attention to their deepest desires. He challenges Christian men to return to authentic masculinity without resorting to a "macho man" mentality. Men often seek validation in venues such as work, or in the conquest of women, Eldredge observes. He urges men to take time out and come to grips with the "secret longings" of their hearts. Although the book succeeds best in its slant toward a male audience, it also strives to help women understand the implications of authentic masculinity in their relationships with men. Eldredge frames the book around his outdoor experiences and appealing anecdotes about his family, sprinkling the text with touches of humor and overlying everything with heartfelt passion. Even as he mixes eclectic ideas about masculinity from popular movies such as Braveheart with classic words from Oswald Chambers, and lyrics from the Dixie Chicks with stories from the Bible, he points to only one answer for men searching for their true wildness of heart. Writes Eldredge, "The only way to live in this adventure ... with all its danger and unpredictability and immensely high stakes ... is in an ongoing, intimate relationship with God." --Cindy Crosby -
Hardcover: 224 pages
Thomas Nelson; ISBN: 0785268839; (April 3, )

In This Mountain
by Jan Karon
Father Tim Kavanagh and his wife, Cynthia, return from Whitecap Island to "the little town with the big heart" in Jan Karon's seventh novel in the bestselling Mitford series, In This Mountain. Retirement holds challenges Father Tim hasn't anticipated, and even as Cynthia's career as a children's book author and illustrator brings her new accolades, he finds himself dogged by health troubles and dissatisfaction with the way his life is turning out. However, the beloved villagers of Mitford are on hand to offer support and humor through every crisis, and a few new characters are introduced to keep interest in the series fresh. Throughout the tale, Karon folds in themes of grace and forgiveness, and offers hope for even the most difficult situations. Fans will be delighted to find that this installment of the series is full of the engaging descriptions and charming depiction of life in Mitford that first won Karon the loyalty of legions of readers. --Cindy Crosby -
(Hardcover -- May 27, )

The Catholic Youth Bible: New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition
by Brian Singer-Towns (Editor), Michael O'Neill McGrath (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- February )

Why I Am a Catholic
by Garry Wills
(Hardcover -- October 10, )

The Red Tent
by Anita Diamant
The red tent is the place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and even illness. Like the conversations and mysteries held within this feminine tent, this sweeping piece of fiction offers an insider's look at the daily life of a biblical sorority of mothers and wives and their one and only daughter, Dinah. Told in the voice of Jacob's daughter Dinah (who only received a glimpse of recognition in the Book of Genesis), we are privy to the fascinating feminine characters who bled within the red tent. In a confiding and poetic voice, Dinah whispers stories of her four mothers, Rachel, Leah, Zilpah, and Bilhah--all wives to Jacob, and each one embodying unique feminine traits. As she reveals these sensual and emotionally charged stories we learn of birthing miracles, slaves, artisans, household gods, and sisterhood secrets. Eventually Dinah delves into her own saga of betrayals, grief, and a call to midwifery. "Like any sisters who live together and share a husband, my mother and aunties spun a sticky web of loyalties and grudges," Anita Diamant writes in the voice of Dinah. "They traded secrets like bracelets, and these were handed down to me the only surviving girl. They told me things I was too young to hear. They held my face between their hands and made me swear to remember." Remembering women's earthy stories and passionate history is indeed the theme of this magnificent book. In fact, it's been said that The Red Tent is what the Bible might have been had it been written by God's daughters, instead of her sons. --Gail Hudson -
Paperback: 321 pages
Picador USA; ISBN: 0312195516; (November )

Sarah (Women of Genesis.)
by Orson Scott Card

Standard Lesson Commentary 2002-2003: International Sunday School Lessons King James Version
(Paperback -- May )

Standard Lesson Commentary 2002-2003: King James Version: International Sunday School Lessons (Standard Lesson Commentary)
by Douglas Redford (Editor), et al
(Hardcover -- May )

The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
by Eugene H. Peterson (Editor)
(Hardcover -- July )

The 17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork Embrace Them And Empower Your Team
by John C. Maxwell
Hardcover: 256 pages
Thomas Nelson; ISBN: 0785274340; (July 31, )

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
by John C. Maxwell, Zig Ziglar
(Hardcover -- September 18, )

The 21 Indispensable Qualities Of A Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
by John C. Maxwell
(Hardcover -- June 22, )

Chicken Soup for the Teacher's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirit of Educators
by Jack Canfield (Editor), Mark Victor Hansen (Editor)
(Paperback -- April )

Leadership Is an Art
by Max Depree, et al
Paperback: 148 pages
DTP; ISBN: 0440503248; Reissue edition (September 1990)

Our Character, Our Future
by Alan L. Keyes
Paperback: 144 pages
Zondervan Publishing House; ISBN: 0310208165; (April 1, )

One Church, Many Tribes : Following Jesus the Way God Made You
by Richard Twiss, John Dawson
(Paperback -- August )

Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days (Left Behind #1)
by Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Listed under The Left Behind Series

Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church
by Michael S. Rose
(Hardcover -- May )

Mere Christianity
by C. S. Lewis
Listed under C. S. Lewis

Life and Wisdom of Francis Assisi (Alba House Saints Alive Series)
by Lavinia Byrne
Listed under St Francis of Assisi

Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ
by Dallas Willard
(Hardcover -- April )

The Power of Focus
by Jack Canfield, et al
Book Description: Whether they are corporate professionals, budding entrepreneurs, or they own a home business, most people are looking to achieve more in less time, while earning enough money to live comfortably. This book reveals the proven techniques thousands of people have used to attain all of the money they wanted while living healthy, happy and balanced lives. The Power of Focus, the new blockbuster from the coauthors of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul, is a practical no-nonsense guide that...
(Paperback -- April )

The Remnant: On the Brink of Armageddon (Left Behind No. 10)
by Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
Listed under The Left Behind Series

The Sacred Romance Drawing Closer To The Heart Of God
by Brent Curtis, John Eldredge
In The Sacred Romance, authors Brent Curtis and John Eldredge inspire readers to enter into the greatest romance of all time--one with God. Many Christians have tried to satiate the hunger of their hearts by substituting the love of God with things from this world. Since "our heart is the key to the Christian life," this often leads to spiritual stagnation and unhappiness, while God, the "Great Lover," attempts to lavishly adorn us with His perfect love. Doubting God's goodness coupled with fear of trusting Him blind the believer and prevent him from being wooed by God into a rich relationship. Life can soon become empty, cold, and worthless. Through personal narrative, Curtis and Eldredge take turns convincing the reader not only that God is good, but that recklessly abandoning oneself to Him results in a fulfilling life of abundance and awe. In this portrayal of God's character, the obvious error lies in believing that He could need anything from His creatures, or that He could be "hurt" by their unrequited love. On the whole, however, this is a call to a more passionate relationship with the lover of our souls. A follow-up book, The Journey of Desire, was written by John Eldredge after Brent Curtis's tragic death. --Jill Heatherly -
Paperback: 213 pages
Thomas Nelson; ISBN: 0785273425; (May 14, )

The 17 Essential Qualities Of A Team Player Becoming The Kind Of Person Every Team Wants
by John C. Maxwell
(Hardcover -- January 8, )

Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi
by Donald Spoto
Listed under St Francis of Assisi

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
by Scott Hahn, Kimberly Hahn (Contributor)
Paperback: 210 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 7.96 x 5.27
Publisher: Ignatius Press;
ISBN: 0898704782

Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life
by Marjorie J. Thompson
Paperback: 173 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.57 x 9.24 x 7.28
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; ;
ISBN: 0664255485

The Vindication of Tradition
by Jaroslav Pelikan
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr

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