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Big God, Little Girl
Unexpected Tears
Painfully Waiting
Thrive
Widowed
The Whisper
Control?
Honest Wrestling
Unveiled
Perfected
Shepherd
The Return
Intimacy

Books Available in:  English & Additional Languages.

La Lucha Honesta
Intimidad
Regreso
Perfeccionados
Profound Mystery (Marathi Edition)

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Frayed

In this bite-sized book, K. Howard Joslin gives us a rare opportunity to observe the depths of a family’s frayed faith when cancer forces them to face the unthinkable. In a raw and real way, he takes an intentional risk, allowing us to venture into the intimate struggles of his faith in order to come alongside and encourage us with ours.

K. Howard JoslinAuthor Bio:

K. Howard Joslin earned a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006, having received the Merrill Unger Award in the Old Testament. Future hopes were shattered when a heart attack and incurable cancer struck their family immediately following graduation. Howard enjoys hiking in Colorado and resides with his family in Rowlett, Texas.

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Not Marked (English Edition)

In this bite-sized book, Mary DeMuth illuminates the way to go from shame-filled to joy-filled, from traumatized to finding enduring peace.

Not Marked will help you:

• Find courage to share your story
• Understand the specific way God designed you to heal
• Find the powerful antidote to bitterness
• Grasp God’s affection for you.

You don’t have to live marked by sexual abuse.

You are worthy of being made whole – even if you can’t believe it’s possible.  This is your time.  The moment to start the journey of the unmarked life!

Author Bio:
Mary DeMuth is the author of over 30 books. She speaks around the world about how to live a new story, and she mentors writers toward their publishing dream at booklaunchmentor.com.

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Who Is God? (Swahili Edition)

God in Three Persons.

In this bite-sized book, we dive into the Bible's revelation of God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Find out what God’s Word says about God’s person and character through this essential teaching. How does God interact with mankind? Reading Who Is God: Introducing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you’ll come to understand how much God loves you and how he has a plan for your life.

Not Marked (Swahili Edition)

In this bite-sized book, Mary DeMuth illuminates the way to go from shame-filled to joy-filled, from traumatized to finding enduring peace.

Not Marked will help you:

• Find courage to share your story
• Understand the specific way God designed you to heal
• Find the powerful antidote to bitterness
• Grasp God’s affection for you.

You don’t have to live marked by sexual abuse.

You are worthy of being made whole – even if you can’t believe it’s possible.  This is your time.  The moment to start the journey of the unmarked life!

Author Bio:
Mary DeMuth is the author of over 30 books. She speaks around the world about how to live a new story, and she mentors writers toward their publishing dream at booklaunchmentor.com.

This book will be available for purchase soon.

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Little Girl, Big God

Little Girl, Big God shows how God takes a country girl from the hills of Kentucky and plants her in the jungles as a missionary. In her memoir, Lorrie Lockhart illustrates how God used her ordinary life and multiplied it in extraordinary ways.

Lorrie LockhartAuthor Bio:
At a young age, Lorrie felt God drawing her into missions. She and her husband Austin spent many years in Indonesia teaching primitive tribes about God’s love and redemption.

Lorrie now lives in PA near most of her grown daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and in the ministry of prayer. 

Unexpected Tears

In the first book in the Surviving the Valley series, Rachelle D. Alspaugh leads readers on a poetic journey with incredible transparency of both faith and despair as her international adoption pursuit crumbles before her eyes. Unexpected Tears takes readers through the valley where Rachelle learns only through experiencing the pain of the valley could she enjoy the breathtaking beauty of God’s handiwork.

More in the Surviving the Valley Series: Just a few months after Rachelle finished writing Unexpected Tears, it became apparent that her story wasn't over. In Painful Waiting, follow Rachelle as God takes her on yet another trek of faith through the valley on her journey toward international adoption. Painful Waiting picks up where Unexpected Tears leaves off.

Rachelle AlspaughAuthor Bio:
Rachelle D. Alspaugh writes both poetry and prose. Her heart beats for missions, and she enjoys traveling and leading women’s Bible studies at her church. Rachelle teaches elementary school outside of Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. To view her work, please visit her website here.

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Painful Waiting

Rachelle D. Alspaugh survived and wrote Unexpected Tears about her family’s “failed” adoption. This second book chronicles her family’s second pursuit at international adoption. After five years will Rachelle finally bring home a child? Despite the odds stacked against them, can God sway the minds of Colombia’s adoption committee? Rachelle weaves her poetry and master storytelling, unfurling a story of trust, perseverance, redemption, and a love that never gives up.

Rachelle AlspaughAuthor Bio:
Rachelle D. Alspaugh writes both poetry and prose. Her heart beats for missions, and she enjoys traveling and leading women’s Bible studies at her church. Rachelle teaches elementary school outside of Dallas, Texas, where she lives with her husband and their two sons. To view more of her work, please visit her website here

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Thrive 

For many of us, life feels more chaotic than intentional, more frustrating than fulfilling, more exhausting than life-giving, or a crazy quilt of all of the above. We’re harried and hurried and hungry for more.

Jesus sees our soul-weariness and invites us to a different way of life—a way to thrive.

In Thrive, Meyer leads us along ancient paths to discover rhythms, practices, and relationships which help us thrive today. With wisdom from the monastic Rule of St. Benedict lighting your way, in each chapter you’ll consider your own way of life: your values and priorities, gifts and abilities, dreams and longings, your relationship with Christ and one another.

Thrive guides you in writing a simple rule of life, a gentle guideline expressing your desires and intentions as Christ’s followers. A rule of life is not about keeping rules, but keeping relationship—a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ. Thrive will help you answer the question, what kind of life does Christ invite me to live?

Markene MeyerAuthor Bio:
The Rev. Markene Meyer, an ordained minister in the Anglican Church in North America, enjoys helping people thrive in relationship with Christ and discover a more life-giving way. A spiritual formation writer and spiritual director, Markene contributed to the Spiritual Formation curriculum at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she formerly served as Associate Director of Spiritual Formation. Markene holds a doctor of ministry degree in spiritual formation. A lifelong Texan, she lives in the Lone Star State with her husband and three children.

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Widowed 

Not just for widows and widowers, this book is for anyone who wants to understand the searing pain of losing a spouse. On your worst days, Widowed: When Death Sucks the Life Out of You comes along beside you like a trusted friend and offers hope, reassuring you that life after a spouse’s death exists—that joy can mingle with grief. This book teaches pastors, counselors, and friends of the bereaved how the grieving can “learn to live with and embrace the dichotomy of joy and sorrow.”

Fran Geiger JoslinAuthor Bio:
Fran Geiger Joslin’s life shattered when her husband lost his battle with brain cancer. Today she offers hope to the grieving, especially to widows and serves as president of Authenticity Book House.

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The Whisper

Mitch Schultz has written a disturbing story that raises some penetrating questions: If God intentionally allows bad things to happen to good people, why should he be trusted? And how is it possible that Christ’s incarnation, death, and resurrection can help us grapple successfully with the painful and distressing experiences of life? Schultz unwraps the answers to these inquiries in a way that compels the reader to respond personally to the Truth." —Rev. Peter Nanfelt, former president of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Mitch A. SchultzAuthor Bio:
Mitch A. Schultz grew up in the jungles of Indonesia where his parents worked as missionaries. He served nearly thirty years as a pastor and missionary in Europe and in the USA. Now he works with Fruitful Vine Ministry, offering counseling and support to hurting pastors and ministry leaders.

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Control?

If we use contraception, do we “play God?" Do we really have control over conception? If so, is it safe? Control? A Couple’s Guide to Contraception answers these questions and equips couples to make informed decisions about the issues surrounding the contraception debate. Drs. Cutrer and Glahn present a balanced, faith-based viewpoint, providing guidance to couples who wish to take a high view of life in their most intimate decisions. 

Written candidly and honestly by a male obstetrician/gynecologist and a female journalist/educator, this book engages the reader by offering comprehensive medical information, while addressing ethical considerations. Each chapter ends with relevant questions aimed at leading partners through the decision-making process. You’ll learn from real life couples facing a variety of concerns and feel relieved to obtain answers to your questions.

William Cutrer, M.D.Author Bios:
William R. Cutrer, M.D., was an OB/GYN, an ordained minister, and Gheens professor for Family Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at the time of his sudden death in 2013. Dr. Cutrer was the author or coauthor of nine books, including Under the Fig Leaves and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage.

Sandra Glahn, Ph.D.Sandra L. Glahn, Ph.D., is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary whose areas of academic research include gender and sexuality. She is the author or coauthor of nineteen books, including The Infertility Companion and Sexual Intimacy in Marriage. To view more of her work, please visit her website here

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Honest Wrestling

In Honest Wrestling, we're given the rare opportunity to observe the depths of a family's frayed faith, when they are forced to face the unthinkable. In a raw and real way, K. Howard Joslin takes an intentional risk, allowing us to venture into the intimate struggles of his faith in order to come along side and encourage us with ours.

K. Howard JoslinAuthor Bio:
K. Howard Joslin earned a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006, having received the Merrill Unger Award in the Old Testament. Future hopes were shattered when a heart attack and incurable cancer struck their family immediately following graduation. Howard enjoys hiking in Colorado and resides with his family in Rowlett, Texas.

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Unveiled

What mystery—thousands of years old—is unveiled when divisions crumble?

Dr. Constable’s expedition through the book of Ephesians follows the Apostle Paul as he reveals the church’s mystery along with two major themes:

(a) The church fits into God's plan for human history just as much as the nation of Israel. God simply waited until the New Testament to reveal it.

(b) Paul stresses the importance of unity in this diverse group of believers. Why? So they can stand together and fight the spiritual enemies seeking to destroy their lives and the church.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here.

Perfected

Dr. Thomas L. Constable taught at Dallas Theological Seminary for forty-five years, serving primarily in the Bible Exposition department. He retired in 2011 and now serves as Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition.

He founded Plano Bible Chapel (Plano, Texas) in 1968 and led the church for twelve years. He continues to serve at PBC as an elder.

Dr. Constable wrote a commentary for every book of the Bible and updates his extensive, Faith Footnotes, each year. When he’s not writing or studying God’s Word, he enjoys gardening and watching PBS with his wife Mary. “Dr. C” and Mary live in Plano, Texas.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here.

The Shepherd

In "The Shepherd: A Biblical Commentary on 1 & 2 Timothy," the author takes us on a voyage to understand Paul’s letters to Timothy, the young pastor in Ephesus. Dr. Thomas L. Constable explains how Paul’s first-century advice still applies to the church and to those who shepherd it.

In his first letter, Paul encourages Timothy to remain faithful in his duties and take charge of the difficulties plaguing the church. He instructs Timothy on how church leadership should function.

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul urges his protégé to persevere and remain committed to the gospel in the face of growing adversity.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here

The Return

How do we reassure those in a crisis of faith? What do we say to the grieving?

In "The Return: A Biblical Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians," Dr. Thomas L. Constable shows us how the Apostle Paul inspired the Thessalonian believers who faced persecution and death. Paul’s first letter to the church comforts suffering Christians by giving them a hope grounded in Christ’s return.

Paul changes his tone in the second letter, correcting misconceptions the Thessalonians had about his first letter. He sheds light on events leading up to Christ’s return, and challenges persecuted believers to act courageously and responsibly.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here

Intimacy

How do we love others well? How do we abide in Christ?

In Intimacy, Dr. Thomas L. Constable analyzes the three letters from the Apostle John, showing how John’s theme of abiding in Christ weaves throughout his writings. 1 John inspires believers to greater intimacy with God and shows us how fellowship with God is the essence of eternal life. The better we know God, the more we abide in him. 2 John explains how revealed truth forms the foundation for Christian living. John shows how love is a natural outflow of abiding in the truth. 3 John concludes that love results from living in truth. John also challenges his readers to examine their actions, not their emotions, in order to indicate how well they’re abiding in Christ.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here.

La Lucha Honesta

 

In Honest Wrestling, we're given the rare opportunity to observe the depths of a family's frayed faith, when they are forced to face the unthinkable. In a raw and real way, K. Howard Joslin takes an intentional risk, allowing us to venture into the intimate struggles of his faith in order to come along side and encourage us with ours.

K. Howard JoslinAuthor Bio:
K. Howard Joslin earned a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2006, having received the Merrill Unger Award in the Old Testament. Future hopes were shattered when a heart attack and incurable cancer struck their family immediately following graduation. Howard enjoys hiking in Colorado and resides with his family in Rowlett, Texas.

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Intimidad

 

How do we love others well? How do we abide in Christ? 

In "Intimacy," Dr. Thomas L. Constable analyzes the three letters from the Apostle John, showing how John’s theme of abiding in Christ weaves throughout his writings. 1 John inspires believers to greater intimacy with God and shows us how fellowship with God is the essence of eternal life. The better we know God, the more we abide in him. 2 John explains how revealed truth forms the foundation for Christian living. John shows how love is a natural outflow of abiding in the truth. 3 John concludes that love results from living in truth.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here.

El Regreso

 

How do we reassure those in a crisis of faith? What do we say to the grieving?

In "The Return: A Biblical Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians," Dr. Thomas L. Constable shows us how the Apostle Paul inspired the Thessalonian believers who faced persecution and death. Paul’s first letter to the church comforts suffering Christians by giving them a hope grounded in Christ’s return. 

Paul changes his tone in the second letter, correcting misconceptions the Thessalonians had about his first letter. He sheds light on events leading up to Christ’s return, and challenges persecuted believers to act courageously and responsibly.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work please visit his website here.

Perfeccionados 

 

Dr. Thomas L. Constable taught at Dallas Theological Seminary for forty-five years, serving primarily in the Bible Exposition department. He retired in 2011 and now serves as Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition.

Dr. Constable wrote a commentary for every book of the Bible and updates his extensive, Faith Footnotes, each year. When he’s not writing or studying God’s Word, he enjoys gardening and watching PBS with his wife Mary. “Dr. C” and Mary live in Plano, Texas.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, please visit his website here

Profound Mystery (Marathi Edition)

Dr. Constable’s exposition of Ephesians, which contains nearly 120 pages of commentary, will enable the reader to comprehend the Apostle Paul’s heart for the church of Jesus Christ, which Paul portrays as Christ’s body. Constable classifies the message of Ephesians into two primary thrusts: the eternal character of the church and her temporal conduct. Paul explains that the church is eternal. She was always a part of God’s plan for human history, though God delayed unveiling his purpose for the church until the New Testament. Paul writes this letter that we may understand the profound mystery that both Jewish and Gentile believers are one in Christ. He tore down the dividing wall and established peace via the cross. Paul then argues that the eternal character of the church must influence her conduct in this present life. The church must maintain unity, proclaim holiness through purified relationships, and stand firm against spiritual enemies.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.Author Bio:
Dr. Thomas Constable, a retired professor from Dallas Theological Seminary, crafted his extensive commentary notes over a thirty-year period. He continues to study in his retirement and updates his notes annually. To view more of his work, you can visit his website here