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It Hurts But I’m Okay

Martha Bailey

This is a book about life. Life often hurts. It’s simply imperative to be able to say that even though life hurts “I’m going to be okay.” Author Martha Bailey uses stories—many of them humorous—to show how Scripture relates to life. These stories, strung together as a string of pearls, will inspire the reader to live a life pleasing to the Lord. Although Martha came from a life of hurts, she has learned to live life fully by acknowledging the hurt, but understanding that with a circle of friends, believers, and the Lord God that she will be okay. She successfully imparts this knowledge to the reader with stories that will inspire thankfulness for God’s work in the details of our life. Each chapter shares a scripture, a true life story with an application for the reader’s life, and a prayer.
Paperback, 190 pages, $18
978-0-914520-54-2

Putting My Dress Up Clothes Away

Martha Bailey

Filled with delightful stories with a purpose, Martha Bailey has written a wonderful devotional book for women. Each story includes practical application for everyday living.
Paperback, 172 pages, $15
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Glad Reunion

John R. Claypool

John Claypool uses the stories about men and women of the Bible to help Christians today understand their own lives and to live them faithfully.
Paperback, 180 pages, $18
0-914520-40-7


The Saga of Life: Living Gracefully Through All of the Stages

John R. Claypool

John Claypool uses the experiences of Israel’s King David to explore the meaning of childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and senior adulthood and to display responses to the crises that typically arise in each of the stages.
Paperback, 96 pages, $18
0-914520-43-1

Tracks of a Fellow Struggler

John R. Claypool

Out of the pain he experienced because of the illness and death of his beloved daughter Laura Lue, John Claypool has written a magnificently helpful book for people of faith who are suffering.
Paperback, 104 pages, $15
0-914520-35-0

Preparing Room: A Collection of Scriptures, Meditations and Prayers

Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Advent is the season where we turn once again to the beginning of the Christian story as it centers on Jesus. The pieces of this story come together not from one set of hands, but many—and they are not of one texture, but many. In these pages, Dr. Levenson offers several gifts: Scriptures key to telling the story, a brief meditation, an avenue for “preparing room” and a prayer. This compilation is designed to carry one through the season of Advent.
Paperback, 129 pages, $16
978-0-914520-57-3

Provoking Thoughts: A Collection of Scriptures, Meditations and Prayers

Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

This Lenten companion by the Rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, has received the following endorsement from the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. George L. Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury: “Dr. Levenson’s book speaks so powerfully to the heart of contemporary people. I love the natural, easy way he writes. Furthermore, he does not duck the tough questions as some preachers tend to do, neither does he offer simplistic solutions to the moral demands that come our way day after day. Instead, he reminds us why being a Christian is the most wonderful thing in the world.”
Paperback, 174 pages, $16
978-0-914520-59-7

Summer Times: A Collection of Scriptures, Meditations, and Prayers

Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Dr. Russell Levenson, the Rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, is a master communicator. In Summer Times he mines the writings of Scripture and saints for wisdom about how to live Christianly in the modern world. This is a beautiful and inspiring book, and a practical one. Max Lucado says that the author’s words “are like his heart: winsome and gracious.” The 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury, George L. Carey, says these meditations are “accessible, interesting and very relevant. I recommend Summer Times hugely.” Jon Meacham says this book “is an extraordinary gift to all of us from Russ Levenson, priest and pastor.”
Paperback, 157 pages, $16
978-0-914520-56-6

Autumn Leaves

Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

 The purpose of this book is to give you a shelter in your daily life through a scripture reading, devotional passage, and prayer. The meditations are inspired by selected Scriptures in the Old and New Testaments with the hope that wherever you are in your relationship with Jesus Christ, you will come out at the book’s end having given a portion of each day during the autumn season to time set aside with Him.

Paperback, $16 978-0-914520-67-2

The Case for Character

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

“Character Counts” is an understatement. Character is crucially important for an abundant life. It is essential that we deepen our understanding of this fundamental truth and discover how we grow strong in character. Our happiness depends on character. So does the peace of our souls. Our success in family and business depends upon our character. The strength of our nation’s government and its economy rests on good character. In fact, character is the single most important building block for quality of life in any individual, company, team or nation. The author, a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, discusses the need to re-center the character ethic in American life. This book will help the reader to understand what re-centering character means in biblical terms.
Hardback, 272 pages, $25
0-9702138-5-9

The Hidden Key to Happiness

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

The Hidden Key to Happiness shines biblical light on the obedience of faith so the reader can see it for what it is—a thing of loveliness. The path of faithful obedience, though not the easiest, is always the most rewarding because it alone leads to the fullness of happiness. It is what we were made for. As readers examine the obedience of faith, they will find that it is much more than external conduct that bears fruit for God’s glory, though it is certainly that. But obedience is also an essential part of our spiritual well-being. We will find that it creates channels for the flow of grace allowing grace to enhance every facet of our inward spiritual being. Without the obedience of faith our spiritual life withers. With it our spiritual life flourishes and we partake of the abundance of life that Jesus came to give us.
Hardback, 312 pages, $22.95
978-0-615-40708-1

Why Live The Christian Life?

T. B. Maston

T. B. Maston was Professor of Christian Ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and a prolific author. In this readable, helpful book he describes the theological vision that undergirds Christian living. “In a confused marketplace of ideas, the quiet voice of a godly scholar brings fresh biblical insights into the way to live. Here is a bedrock for living, a confident voice slicing through the bedlam, a clear and understandable explanation of life’s challenges and resources. Confronting life’s toughest issues, he finds the keys to creative living in the One Who is the Truth.” - Jimmy Allen, Pastor, Big Canoe Chapel, Georgia
Paperback, 159 Pages, $18
0-914520-36-9

Someone Once Said

Frank Pollard

These 21 inspirational sermons by the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Mississippi, will warm your heart and feed your soul. “I just love Frank Pollard. I love his spirit. I love the way he thinks and speaks. And I love the way he makes the truths of Scripture come alive in the clearest way and puts them on the top of your mind and heart. He has the best-illustrated sermons on the planet, and he tells a story better than anyone I know. You will slump over with laughter, rear back and cry, and sit on the edge of your seat as you read these delightful Bible messages.” - David Crosby, pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Orleans
Paperback, 128 pages, $18
978-0-914520-48-1

The Power to Bless

Myron C. Madden

The Bible teaches that people have the power to bless each other, but in many churches this power is not given the attention it deserves. In this volume one of the great leaders of the Christian pastoral care and counseling movements describes the power we have to bless others.
Paperback, 130 pages, $15
0-914520-39-3

To Be Mature

Harold L. Rutledge

This very readable book by the late Professor Rutledge is filled with biblical and psychological wisdom about life and its challenges.
Paperback, 153 pages, $8
0-914520-03-2

His Daddy is God

Macklyn W. Hubbell

Macklyn Hubbell describes in a witty and entertaining manner the journey of one minister’s life from his family of origin, to a few years as an I, to we (marriage), to a larger we of five (including children), and back to a we of two. The reader is reminded that we’s are always present supporting the I’s.
Paperback, 151 pages, $12
0-914520-29-6

On the Stoop

Macklyn W. Hubbell

Dr. Hubbell re-tells stories that people in New Orleans have told him about their lives, the kind of stories people tell each other while sitting on their front porches, and he mines these stories for the kind of wisdom we all need for living as faithful Christians.
Paperback, 189 pages, $12
0-914520-30-X

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I Have Called You Friends

Fisher Humphreys

The author says that the particular way of life to which Jesus calls his followers is described in the New Testament in a variety of formats including commands, aphorisms, lists of virtues, and stories about people who did or did not follow Jesus’ way. Another biblical format, one that is not as familiar as these, is images. We are disciples. We are servants. We are stewards. We are soldiers. We are athletes. We are pilgrims. We are priests. We are children of God. We are friends of God. We are guests in God’s house. This book is a study of these ten images for Christians.
Paperback, 223 pages, $12
1-56309-945-4

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Speaking in Tongues


Fisher Humphreys and Malcolm Tolbert

In this very readable volume the authors employ a question-and-answer format to describe the Pentecostal and charismatic movements, their theology, and their understanding of the New Testament. While friendly toward these Christian renewal movements, the authors make a case for remaining outside them.
Paperback, 94 pages, $12
0-914520-05-9