Ask Me AnythingPosted
Provocative Answers for College Students
by J. Budziszewski
The college years are full of life-defining questions and concerns. Dr Budziszewski (aka Professor Theophilus) offers his expert opinion to help students achieve personal insight about the most controversial and confusing topics they may face.
J. BUDZISZEWSKI (Ph.D. Yale 1981) is a professor in the departments of government and philosophy at the University of Texas. Among scholars he is known as an expert on the natural moral law, but to Christian college students he is better known as "Professor Theophilus," the Christian mentor whose dialogues are featured in the monthly "Office Hours" column at Boundless.org. His numerous popular and scholarly books include Evangelicals in the Public Square (Baker Academic), the award-winning Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law (InterVarsity), and the newly published The Line Through the Heart: Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction (ISI Books) -- and, of course, his three NavPress books, How to Stay Christian in College, Ask Me Anything, and the newest, Ask Me Anything 2.
by Kim Meeder
Real beauty isn’t a look, it’s an action. It can be found by making one crucial, life-defining choice—to lay down personal ambitions and selfish desires, pick up your sword of encouragement, and fight for the eternal purposes of God. As you do, fierce beauty is revealed—along with lasting value, fulfillment, and joy. Who will you choose to fight for— yourself or the King of Kings?
In Fierce Beauty, Kim shares inspiring true stories from her own life of adventure, love, and loss—including her parents’ shocking death when she was nine years old and her struggles with self acceptance, knowing God, and standing for Him. Through her stories and encouragement in this book, you’ll discover life lessons about trust, transformation, surrender, forgiveness, and genuine purpose. Journey with gifted storyteller Kim Meeder as she encourages you to see that true value is defined by your Creator and that your worth has a purpose of eternal proportions.
This book also includes discussion guide for individuals or groups.
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Kim Meeder is the author of Hope Rising, Bridge Called Hope, and Blind Hope. Along with her husband, Troy, she owns and operates Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Central Oregon, a nonprofit organization that rescues abused and neglected horses and pairs them with disadvantaged children, offering them a place of safety, peace, and hope. She has been a popular guest on the Focus on the Family radio broadcast, Dr. Dobson’s Family Talk, and featured on the CBS Early Show.
Andrew Jones was once one of the few surgeons in the world to have that rare, God-given ability called The Touch. But after failing to save his young fiancée, Faith, at the scene of a car accident, Jones abandons his gift and shuns the operating room.
Lara Blair owns a Chicago-based biomedical engineering company developing a surgical tool that will duplicate precisely the movement of a surgeon’s hands, reducing or eliminating failed surgical procedures. Lara has pursued the best surgeons in the world to test this surgical tool, and all of them have failed.
As Lara pursues Jones’s skill for her project, Jones’s stubborn resistance cracks, and he begins to open up to her about the wounds that still haunt him. But when Jones discovers the urgency behind Lara’s work, he must choose to move beyond his past. As each is forced to surrender secret fears, they are bonded together through the lives of the people Jones serves and by the healing secret that Faith left behind.
Reviews for The Touch
Wallace, has created a novel about one man's pain and his eventual redemption
that is so realistic readers are sure to respond to its overwhelming emotional pull.
Booklist September 2011
[The Touch]…make(s) for one of the more compelling fiction entries from a Christian publisher in some time.
… there are enough elements here to satisfy a wide readership.
CBA Retailers September 2011
The plot elements are intense enough to make the story move along quickly, and there are hidden surprises all along the way, but Randall Wallace’s primary artistic tool is great character development. The Touch is very much a love story, and, as such, will appeal primarily to women. However, there are enough manly elements in the book that would make it appeal to the male reader as well. I highly recommend The Touch.
Tim Way - Senior Buyer, Books
Family Christian Stores
[The Touch]…the suspense and intrigue of this medical drama brings opposites together, showing that differences can blend in unexpectedly fruitful ways.
New York Journal of Books
Author Bio: Randall Wallace is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter, who came to prominence by writing the screenplay for the 1995 film Braveheart. His work on the film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America award for Best Screenplay Adapted Directly for the Screen. His other films, include The Man in the Iron Mask, Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers andSecretariat. Randall wrote the lyrics to the song Mansions of the Lord which is featured in the movie We Were Soldiers and was sung at Ronald Reagan's funeral.
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Dry As RainPosted
From the bestselling author of Crossing Oceans comes a powerfully moving story that tests the limits of love’s forgiveness. Like many marriages, Eric and Kyra Yoshida’s has fallen apart slowly, one lost dream and misunderstanding at a time, until the ultimate betrayal finally pushes them beyond reconciliation. Just when it looks like forgive and forget is no longer an option, a car accident gives Eric the second chance of a lifetime. A concussion causes his wife to forget details of her life, including the chasm between them. No one knows when—or if—Kyra’s memory will return, but Eric seizes the opportunity to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving.
Gina Holmes is the author of the bestselling and award-winning debut novel Crossing Oceans. In 1998, Gina began her career penning articles and short stories. In 2005 she founded the influential literary blog Novel Journey. She holds degrees in science and nursing and currently resides with her husband and children in southern Virginia. To learn more about her, visit www.ginaholmes.com or www.noveljourney.blogspot.com.
Praise is something we are, not something we do. Musician David Crowder redefines our perspective of God and helps us develop a habit of praising Him by reflecting on targeted psalms from The Message//REMIX.
Ideal for teens and those who love the beauty and music of the Psalms.