52 Little Lessons from a Christmas Carol
Gold Medallion Award-winner BOB WELCH crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels of all time, A Christmas Carol. ‘For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.’ ‘No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.’ ‘God bless us, every one.’ The lessons and stories from the beloved novel A Christmas Carol point to bedrock values we all share. Award-winning author Bob Welch takes readers deeper into the nuances of this classic by Charles Dickens. From the miserliness of Scrooge to the innocence of Tiny Tim, 52 Little Lessons from A Christmas Carol will inspire readers to live for what really matters, not only at Christmas, but all year long.
BOB WELCH is the author of 12 books, an award-winning columnist, a speaker, and an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene. His articles have been published in inspirational books, including the popular ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series.
Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel
For reasons she can’t quite explain, Alex Morrow is addicted to watching surveillance footage of Roxanna Fuentecilla — a gorgeous Spanish mother of two, in a tempestuous relationship with her boyfriend, who recently relocated to Glasgow under mysterious circumstances. She is also Morrow’s prime suspect in an investigation that resembles a soap opera, filled with glamorous jetsetters and enough money to interest the highest levels of law enforcement. Until Roxanna vanishes.
Morrow traces Roxanna’s steps to Helensburgh, a sleepy, picturesque seaside community. But behind the idyllic Victorian homes and quaint storefronts, darkness lurks. Home to a man with blood on his hands who is haunted by guilt, a mysterious woman with ulterior motives back in town for the first time in decades, a sexually frustrated restaurateur looking to blow off steam, and a crew of vicious small-time gangsters blindly following orders, it’s a town ruled by base instincts where no one is quite what they seem. And it’s the perfect place to get rid of someone.
When she uncovers an unsettling connection to Roxanna’s job back in Glasgow, Morrow suspects that her missing person is more than a white-collar criminal on the lam — she may also be a victim caught up in a sophisticated conspiracy that stretches far beyond Helensburgh and is more personal than Morrow ever imagined. As the truth rises to the surface and the conflicts that lie beneath Helensburgh’s calm waters threaten to explode, Morrow must find Roxanna before any hope of solving the case disappears with her.
DENISE MINA is the author of The Red Road, Gods and Beasts, The End of the Wasp Season, Still Midnight, Slip of the Knife, The Dead Hour, The Field of Blood, Deception and the Garnethill Trilogy, the first installment of which won her the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. She writes for the graphic novel series Hellblazer and was selected by the Stieg Larsson estate to adapt the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium Trilogy for a six-part DC Comics graphic novel series. She won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in both 2012 and 2013 for The End of the Wasp Season and Gods and Beasts, respetively. Mina lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
Dangerous Love: A True Story of Tragedy, Faith, and Forgiveness in the Muslim World
Shortly after 9/11, RAY NORMAN, a national director for World Vision’s poverty reduction program in Mauritania, and his daughter Hannah were driving to the beach when an Arab man opened fire on his parked car, severely wounding him and his daughter. After their recoveries the family made the extraordinary decision to stay in Mauritania, to maintain their commitment to the poor in their community, and to forgive the man who had hurt them. Dangerous Love demonstrates how God can use ordinary people, care for them in times of tragedy and heartbreak, and fulfill his own purposes in remarkable ways.
RAY NORMAN is the director for Faith Leadership, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene at World Vision International and former national director for World Vision’s program in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Previously academic dean at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, he is now scholar-in-residence at the college. He and his wife live in Grantham, Pennsylvania, and Bonningues-les-Ardres, in northern France.
Juice It! Blend It!: Transform Your Health One Drink at a Time!
The complete reference guide to incorporating plant foods into your everyday diet, Juice It! Blend It! will transform your life one drink at a time! In eight chapters, juice enthusiast LISA CRAVEN outlines the six W’s of juicing: who should juice, what you should put in your juice, where you should juice, when you should juice, why you should juice, and which type of juicer or blender to purchase.
Each chapter combines facts and fun tips with fabulous recipes designed to target specific needs, ranging from afternoon pick-me-ups and immune boosters to stress busters and deep cleansers. In addition, Lisa includes numerous family friendly recipes that will see kids gulping down their veggies without even knowing it!
LISA CRAVEN is a juice devotee from New York City. She developed her passion for juicing eight years ago when, at a friend’s apartment in New York, she decided she needed a wine-free night and instead tried a green juice. She’s never looked back! Lisa is passionate about wellbeing and keeping life in balance. With over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent, her career focus has always been on keeping employees healthy and well balanced at work. She is a life coach, yoga teacher and a champion for wellness in the workplace. Now resident in Sydney, Australia, she returns regularly to the US.
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