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52 Bible Words Every Kid Should Know

52 Bible Words Every Kid Should Know

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Help your children learn the Bible with 52 Bible Words Every Kid Should Know by Carrie Marrs, a fun year-long devotional that answers kids' questions about the Bible.

Some of the words in the Bible are tough--especially for kids! This 52-week devotional will expand your children's faith-vocabulary and help them understand the Bible even better. Each devotion includes:

  • A biblical word or idea with a definition short enough to memorize
  • A look at how that word affects our relationship with God, written in kid-friendly language
  • A "Find It in the Bible" section that connects the term to a Bible story
  • A creative "Try It Out" activity that makes each word even more memorable
  • Colorful, humorous artwork that will delight readers
  • This valuable resource for kids:

  • Includes a colorful ribbon bookmark and a presentation page to make gift-giving easy
  • Is for ages 6 to 10
  • Is a great gift for baptisms, baby dedications, and Easter
  • Is a great solution for children's ministry needs (VBS, small groups, and children's church)
  • Fits perfectly on a child's nightstand at 5-1/2 x 8 in.
  • A Coat of Yellow Paint: Moving Through the Noise to Love the Life You Live

    A Coat of Yellow Paint: Moving Through the Noise to Love the Life You Live

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    Join Naomi Davis, creator of Love Taza, on adventures of marriage, motherhood, friendship, and family. By sharing her relatable

    Life doesn't come with an instruction book for the role of perfect wife and mother. However, as Naomi Davis discovered on her journey from newlywed Juilliard dancer to mother of five, a joyful life is a work of art that only you can create for yourself.

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    When Naomi launched the popular blog Love Taza over a decade ago, she had no way of knowing where that first blog post would lead or the millions of lives she'd impact.

    In A Coat of Yellow Paint, Naomi shares all-new stories, time-stamped as intimate and vulnerable essays, exploring her faith, personal heartaches, challenges balancing a home life with career, motherhood, and her struggles with infertility. Along the way, Naomi illustrates the urgency of celebrating life's most important things--family, faith, friendship, and an upright piano painted bright yellow--ignoring the critics.

    Naomi shares life lessons she's learned, including how to

  • communicate openly and honestly in your marriage and friendships
  • be confident in the choices you make as a mother--and why you're more than "just a mom"
  • overcome criticism--including from yourself--on body image, infertility, and doing "enough"
  • make childhood feel magical, and seek out adventures with your little ones
  • navigate spiritual upheaval and reclaim your faith
  • find more soulfulness in your social media and online experience
  • If you dream of a life celebrating family, self, and work in a way that feels right for you, A Coat of Yellow Paint will inspire you to drown out the noise of others' opinions and expectations--so you can be empowered to love your life.

    Enough About Me

    Enough About Me

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    Enough About Me equips you with practical tools to find meaning and compassion in even the smallest of everyday choices.

    What if your path to a more successful, healthy, and satisfying life is actually not about you?

    When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Richard Lui did something tough. The award-winning news anchor decided to set aside his growing career to care for family. Selflessness, however, did not come easily. So, Richard set out to explore why he struggled.

    In every decision, big and small, Lui discovered hidden opportunities to put others ahead of himself. Similar to training physical muscles, we must train our decision-making muscles to choose others over ourselves in order to have unexpected smiles and renewed balance in our lives.

    From a journalist's point of view, he digs into and shares stories from his seven-year "selfless" exploration. Lui shares practical tips, tools, and mnemonics learned along the way to help shift the way we think and live:

  • Selfless decision methods and practices for work, home, relationships, and community
  • Studies and research which show the personal benefits of being selfless
  • A pragmatic debate on whether selflessness is even possible
  • Practical, bite-sized ways to be selfless
  • Entertaining and shareable stories to inspire you to selflessness
  • Lui ultimately shares how small choices toward selflessness are not a compromise, but instead a way to a more satisfying life. Choice by choice, step by step, the path to a more satisfying and fulfilling journey is right here in the people around us.

    When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, award-winning journalist Richard Lui left his national news anchor job to care for Dad--no small decision. But decisions to be selfless are rarely so dramatic. Enough About Me equips you with the practical tools to find meaning and compassion in even the smallest of everyday choices.

    Everybody, Always for Kids

    Everybody Always for Kids

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    If you loved Bob Goff's New York Times bestselling book Everybody, Always, you'll enjoy sharing the same beautiful message of loving without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction with your family in the children's edition. Everybody, Always for Kids will get your children excited about being themselves, caring for others, and making a difference in the world.

    Bob Goff's magnetic spirit and hilarious wit, alongside his daughter Lindsey Goff Viducich's love and understanding of children, shine through each story in Everybody, Always for Kids. Bob and Lindsey share:

  • 40 inspiring stories paired with fun artwork perfect for readers, ages 6-10
  • Childlike wonder they've experienced in their regular day to day lives--using a walkie-talkie to talk to a neighbor, swapping places with a limo driver, pretending to be a wax figure, and carrying a bucket around everywhere
  • How embracing others is the key to living a happier life
  • As the extraordinary success of Love Does, Love Does for Kids, and Everybody, Always shows, Goff's trademark storytelling about unconditional love resonates with every generation as we seek to bring light, laughter, and abundant grace to today's world.

    Give Grace: How to Embrace the Beauty of Life's Brokenness

    Give Grace: How to Embrace the Beauty of Life's Brokenness

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    Are you traveling through a difficult season? With journaling pages, discussion and reflection questions, inspiring stories, and colorful design throughout, Give Grace, written by Megan Smalley, provides you with a safe place to process the ups and downs of life and find new inspiration to trust God's plan as you rest in his unfailing love.

    Through her own journey with loss and hope, Megan is passionate about sharing the message of God's grace for our lives, whatever we are experiencing today. In Give Grace, she shares her painful experience with infertility, as well as heartfelt stories of encouragement and personal growth from her own life, in order to come alongside us in our own times of questioning and waiting.

    Give Grace will help you:

  • Feel comfortable discussing the challenging times
  • Grow spiritually and reflect on deeper thoughts
  • Identify the purpose behind your pain
  • Give Grace is also an ideal gift for anyone going through a challenging time to let them know that they are cared for, loved, and able to handle anything with God's grace. If you are traveling through a difficult season--however big or small--you will find comfort in the Scripture, stories, and reflections in this beautiful book.

    Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love

    Growing Boldly: Dare to Build a Life You Love

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    From bestselling author and founder of the Simplified(R) brand of organizational tools for busy women comes Growing Boldly, a how-to book that inspires us to imagine big, plan well, and then gather the equipment and the courage to go out and do.

    In Growing Boldly, Emily will help you:

  • Believe in who you are and Whose you are . . . and move past the lies and fears holding you back
  • Figure out what makes you tick and own it confidently
  • Gather all your grit, learned lessons, and tools because it's all valuable
  • Imagine the life you dream of and decide how to make it happen
  • Love your people well so that you create a lasting legacy
  • Clear the clutter and cultivate clarity so you can do what matters most
  • Do the hard work without forgetting to feed your soul
  • A stunning foiled cover, beautiful photography, ribbon marker, and presentation page make Growing Boldly:

  • A thoughtful gift for a friend or family member
  • Perfect for Mother's Day, birthdays, or holidays
  • A let's-get-rolling encouragement incentive for yourself
  • Emily Ley has shown us how to give ourselves grace in Grace, Not Perfection, how to simplify our lives in A Simplified Life, and how to replace busyness with true connection in When Less Becomes More. Now for the first time, Emily draws on her own story of creating a highly successful business--and loving the process--as she teaches us how to move forward in our own vocations and serve others at the same time. This is the start of something good. Get ready to build a life you love.

    Her Every Move

    Her Every Move

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    He's a cop trying to stop a serial bomber. And she'll stop at nothing to clear her own name.

     

    When a deadly bomb goes off during a climate change debate, librarian and event coordinator Jackie Santoro becomes the prime suspect. Her motive, according to Detective Avery Wick: to avenge the suicide of her prominent father, who was accused of crimes by a city councilman attending the event.

    Though Avery has doubts about Jackie's guilt, he can't exonerate her even after an extremist group takes responsibility for the bombing and continues to attack San Antonio's treasured public spaces.

    As Jackie tries to hold her shattered family together, she has no choice but to proceed with plans for the Caterina Ball, the library system's biggest annual fundraiser. But she also fears the event provides the perfect opportunity for the bomber to strike again.

    Despite their mistrust, Jackie and Avery join forces to unmask the truth--before the death toll mounts even higher.

    Bestseller Kelly Irvin is back with a nail-biting romantic suspense where nothing is certain until the very last page.

    Praise for Her Every Move

    "A gripping story that will have you on the edge of your seat until 'The End.'"--Patricia Bradley, author of The Logan Point Series, Memphis Cold Case Novels, Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers series

    "Explosive, tender, and races all the way through!"--Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, author, screenwriter, and forensic specialist

    • Stand-alone romantic suspense
    • Full-length novel, approximately 90,000 words
    • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
    In the Grip of Grace

    In the Grip of Grace

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    Exchange the pressure of accomplishment for the peace of God's grace

    When the world demands: achieve, succeed, earn, God says: lean on me, trust me, believe me.

    That is grace. And that is what God offers: unconditional acceptance of a believing heart. Your heavenly Father loves you enough to hold you in his grace.

    Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you

  • release a false sense of self-sufficiency.
  • rest in God's unbending and unending gift of grace.
  • remember that God is for you and will carry you through every circumstance.
  • Today, leap from the cliff of self-sufficiency and land in the strong arms of the Father who loves you . . . the Father who catches you--every time--in the grip of his grace.

    The Paris Dressmaker

    The Paris Dressmaker

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    Based on true accounts of how Parisiennes resisted the Nazi occupation in World War II--from fashion houses to the city streets--comes a story of two courageous women who risked everything to fight an evil they couldn't abide.

    Paris, 1939. Maison Chanel has closed, thrusting haute couture dressmaker Lila de Laurent out of the world of high fashion as Nazi soldiers invade the streets and the City of Lights slips into darkness. Lila's life is now a series of rations, brutal restrictions, and carefully controlled propaganda while Paris is cut off from the rest of the world. Yet in hidden corners of the city, the faithful pledge to resist. Lila is drawn to La Resistance and is soon using her skills as a dressmaker to infiltrate the Nazi elite. She takes their measurements and designs masterpieces, all while collecting secrets in the glamorous Hôtel Ritz--the heart of the Nazis' Parisian headquarters. But when dashing René Touliard suddenly reenters her world, Lila finds her heart tangled between determination to help save his Jewish family and bolstering the fight for liberation.

    Paris, 1943. Sandrine Paquet's job is to catalog the priceless works of art bound for the Führer's Berlin, masterpieces stolen from prominent Jewish families. But behind closed doors, she secretly forages for information from the underground resistance. Beneath her compliant façade lies a woman bent on uncovering the fate of her missing husband . . . but at what cost? As Hitler's regime crumbles, Sandrine is drawn in deeper when she uncrates an exquisite blush Chanel gown concealing a cryptic message that may reveal the fate of a dressmaker who vanished from within the fashion elite.

    Told across the span of the Nazi occupation, The Paris Dressmaker highlights the brave women who used everything in their power to resist darkness and restore light to their world.

    Praise for The Paris Dressmaker

    "Unimaginable heartache, unforgettable romance, and cheering defiance against the oppression the Nazis inflicted on Paris; readers will be swept away into a story where battle-scarred good at last rings victory over evil." --J'nell Ciesielski, author of The Socialite

    "Stunning. With as much skill and care as the title's namesake possesses, The Paris Dressmaker weaves together the stories of two heroines who boldly defy the darkness that descends on the City of Light." --Jocelyn Green, Christy Award-winning author of Shadows of the White City

    "A thoroughly satisfying blend of memorable characters, evocative writing, and wartime drama that seamlessly transport you to the City of Light at its most desperate hour." --Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

    "Kristy Cambron deftly weaves multiple timelines to craft a story as complex and romantic and beautiful as a couture gown. In addition, Lila and Sandrine's strength and courage in a troubled world inspire us to live likewise. Tres magnifique!" --Sarah Sundin, bestselling and award-winning author of When Twilight Breaks and the Sunrise at Normandy series

    "With real life historical details woven in with her fictional tale, the story popped off the page. Readers will be thinking of this book long after they've read the last word." --Rachel Hauck, New York Times bestselling author

    "A well-researched and beautifully interwoven treatise on courage and conviction in the midst of oppression." --Rachel McMillan, author of The London Restoration and The Mozart Code

    • Stand-alone WWII novel
    • Full-length, approximately 115,000 words
    • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
    The Water Keeper ( A Murphy Shepherd Novel #1 )

    The Water Keeper ( A Murphy Shepherd Novel #1 )

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    A riveting story of heroism, heartache, and the power of love to heal all wounds.

    Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes.

    When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery.

    With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.

    With Charles Martin's trademark lyricism and poignant prose, The Water Keeper is at once a tender love story, a heartrending search for freedom, and a reminder that the needs of the one outweigh those of the ninety-nine.

    Praise for The Water Keeper:

    "I'm telling you, it's an action-packed, classic Charles Martin romance novel unlike anything I've ever read. And remember . . . the day you pick up this book is the day you become temporarily unavailable to the world." --Charlie Martin, son of Charles Martin

    "Charles Martin fans rejoice, because he's done it again . . . a multilayered story woven together with grace and redemption, and packed tight with tension and achingly real characters." --Lauren Denton, USA TODAY bestselling author of The Hideaway

    "In The Water Keeper Charles Martin crafts a compelling story with skill and sensitivity. Open the pages of this book and you'll enter the world of characters caught up in a real-life drama that grips the heart. As with all of Charles's books you never finish it--you continue to live there in your own imagination. Current fans won't be disappointed; new readers will understand why Charles Martin is on the short list of contemporary authors I recommend above all others." --Robert Whitlow, bestselling author

    • Part of The Murphy Shepherd novels:
    • Book 1: The Water Keeper
    • Book 2: The Letter Keeper (available June 2021)
    • Full-length novel (c. 110,000 words)
    • Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs
    • Also by Charles Martin: The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, When Crickets Cry
    The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be

    The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be

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    In the #1 New York Times bestseller The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be, Joanna Gaines and illustrator Julianna Swaney celebrate how creativity and acceptance can come together to make for a bright and beautiful adventure. The book follows a group of children as they each build their very own hot-air balloons. As the kids work together, leaning into their own skills and processes, to fill the sky with beautiful colors, we discover that the same is true for life--it's more beautiful and vibrant when our differences are celebrated.

    Together with Joanna, you and your kids will take a journey of growth and imagination as you learn in full color that:

  • We should celebrate every child's one-of-a-kind strengths as well as teamwork and acceptance of differences

  • Everything can be made more beautiful when we share our talents and abilities

  • We should lend a helping hand and do our best to take care of one another

  • The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be is a vibrant picture book perfect for:

  • Ages 4-8

  • Parents, libraries, classroom story times, and discussions about diversity and being a good human being

  • Households that enjoy watching Chip and Joanna on Magnolia Network and HGTV's Fixer Upper

  • With plenty of pink, a bounty of blue, orange and green and yellow too, this vibrant hot-air balloon adventure celebrates every child and teaches kids that we are in this together. "You're one of a kind, and it's so clear to see: The world needs who you were made to be."

    Trial and Error

    Trial and Error

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    A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he's determined to find them both--no matter the cost.

    Buddy Smith built his law practice around tracking down missing children. After all, he knows the agony of being separated from a child. Not long after his daughter's birth, her mother ran away and Buddy never saw either one again.

    Gracie Blaylock has known Buddy her entire life, and now that she is clerk of court for the county, their paths cross frequently. When Gracie hears that a teenager in town has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case.

    The girl's parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah--the new detective in town--Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach the missing teen before it's too late. And as he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the girl he thought he lost forever: his own daughter.

    Master legal writer Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while reminding you of the power of God's restoration.

    • Stand-alone legal drama
    • Full-length novel at approximately 120,000 words
    • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
    We Belong to Each Other

    We Belong to Each Other

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    Popular cozy enthusiast and blogger, Liz Marie, and her husband Jose Galvan draw on the sweet story of bringing home a lamb to White Cottage Farm to craft We Belong to Each Other, their first children's book, which focuses on finding family.

    At first, Grace feels as if she doesn't belong because she is the only sheep at White Cottage Farm. But as she experiences the love of the other animals and of the kind man and woman and their baby, she begins to feel safe in her new home and recognizes that God provided her with a loving family.

    With delightful rhyming text and cozy farm illustrations, children will learn:

  • The affirming message that home is any place filled with love
  • Families come in all shapes and sizes
  • How to embrace acceptance with love and patience
  • We Belong to Each Other is perfect for:

  • Ages 4-8
  • Readers who enjoyed Liz's creativity and welcoming voice in Cozy White Cottage
  • Baby showers and adoption celebrations, birthdays, Gotcha Days, and weddings of blended families
  • You'll love holding your children close as you share the heart of this book with them over and over: we belong to each other.

    Where'd My Giggle Go?

    Where'd My Giggle Go?

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    A whimsical picture book from New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado, Where'd My Giggle Go? helps your kids process their emotions in a fun, healthy way so they can transform from grumpy to laugh-out-loud happy.

    "I felt kind of cranky. I felt kind of sad. I can't tell you why, but I even felt mad." For every child who sometimes feels out of sorts and doesn't know why, Where'd My Giggle Go? helps normalize and dissipate negative emotions in a delightful way.

    A perfect read-aloud, Where'd My Giggle Go? provides:

  • A natural way for you to talk with your kids about how we all get sad sometimes
  • A reminder that we can help others find their happiness
  • With colorful illustrations from Sarah Jennings, this book is:

  • Great for ages 4-8
  • Brilliant for classroom discussions about processing feelings and emotions and a resource to help parents discuss being sad, grumpy, anxious, or unhappy
  • Where'd My Giggle Go? follows a boy who looks all over--from the circus to the bakery to his own pocket--for his giggle. After all, "No-giggle's no fun. No fun, no sirree. No-giggle is not the best way to be." Then he realizes that bringing happiness to others is the best way to find it himself. As he offers smiles and hugs, helps his mom wash the dishes, plays with a friend, and gives the dog a good tickle, he feels something deep, deep within start to wiggle. And before you know it, the boy starts to giggle!

    Lucado's charming but powerful message reminds each of us that getting over the grumpies is just a giggle away.

    You Are Essential

    You Are Essential

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    With 100 uplifting quotes and stories along with vibrant artwork, You Are Essential is for the essential people in your life--including you!--who need a reminder that what they do matters.

    We all have essential people in our lives, whether they are friends, family, or someone we are meeting for the first time at the doctor's office or grocery pick-up line. Designed to be given as an encouragement or thank-you to others or as a self-purchase to remind yourself how much the world needs you, You Are Essential includes:

  • Inspirational quotes
  • Encouraging stories
  • Colorful artwork
  • This timely and timeless book is ideal for:

  • Classroom and online teachers
  • Nurses, medical assistants, EMTs, pharmacists, and doctors
  • First responders and their families
  • Parents juggling both childcare and a career
  • Grandparents stepping in to help during turbulent times
  • Pastors, youth leaders, and Sunday school teachers
  • Grocery store delivery shoppers and postal service employees
  • Homeschooling parents and co-op leaders
  • Factory workers, car mechanics, restaurant personnel
  • And more!
  • The perfect way to let someone know you see all that they are doing and that you're grateful, You Are Essential is a beautiful celebration of the human spirit and a reminder that no matter what, we will always need each other.

    Perfect for the everyday heroes--whether they are first responders, grocery store clerks, teachers, nurses, or parents juggling work and raising kids--You Are Essential is for anyone you want to thank for their service to others.