A Lineage of Grace

A Lineage of Grace
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781414357478
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Release: 2012-11-21
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The complete biblical historical fiction compilation by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. The Bible is filled with inspiring stories of unlikely candidates God chose to change eternity. This bestselling compilation in one volume contains five novellas about such people—women in the family tree of Jesus Christ. Tamar. Rahab. Ruth. Bathsheba. Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. But they had courage. They lived daring lives. Sometimes they made mistakes—big mistakes. And yet God, in His infinite mercy, used them to bring forth the Christ, the Savior of the world. Their stories still hold great meaning and inspiration for us today. Tamar risked her life and her reputation to be the woman she was called to be. See how God uses our circumstances and our steps toward Him, however faltering, to fulfill His plan. Rahab was exploited by men who saw only her beauty, yet she held fast to her faith in God and was rewarded. Discover how God seeks and finds those whose hearts are tender toward Him, no matter how far away they are. Ruth’s loyalty, especially toward her mother-in-law Naomi, helped her to persevere in the face of tragedy, and God gave her a second chance at love. Be encouraged that God will provide even when all hope seems lost. Bathsheba’s scandalous affair with David did not end in one night. Learn that God is willing to restore those lost in the depths of despair who call out to Him. Mary is one of the most revered women in history. But first, she was an ordinary woman striving to please God in the same way that women still do today. When God spoke, Mary responded in obedience which changed the world forever. Each novella includes an in-depth Bible study perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.

Unveiled

Unveiled
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 173
ISBN: 0842319476
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Release: 2000
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first in a five-volume series that brings to life women in the lineage of Jesus chronicles the story of Tamar and her father-in-law, Judah.

Unashamed

Unashamed
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 165
ISBN: 084233596X
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Release: 2000
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Rahab, an ancestor of Christ mentioned in the book of Joshua, is told with an emphasis on her Godliness, devotion, and courage.

Unshaken

Unshaken
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1414323387
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Release: 2001-03-01
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 3 in the 5-book biblical historical fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and A Voice in the Wind. She gave up everything, expecting nothing, and God honored her. Meet Ruth, one of the five women in the lineage of Christ. Her loyalty—especially toward her mother-in-law Naomi—helped her to persevere in the face of tragedy, and God gave her a second chance at love. Readers will be encouraged by the truth that God will faithfully provide for His children even when all hope seems lost. Unshaken is book three in the popular Lineage of Grace series about five unlikely women who changed eternity. “Francine Rivers spins a tale that’s not only true to history, but satisfying to the heart.” —Romantic Times This novella includes an in-depth Bible study perfect for personal reflection or group discussion.

Redeeming Love

Redeeming Love
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780593193013
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

California's gold country, 1850. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father's heart in everything. He obeys God;s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Defying Angel's every bitter expectations, despite her resistance her frozen heart begins to thaw. But overcome by feelings of unworthiness and fear, Angel runs away from her husband's love. She is terrified of the truth she can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does-- the One who will never let her go.

Sons of Encouragement

Sons of Encouragement
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 695
ISBN: 9781414348162
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Release: 2011-04
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents fictionalized accounts of the lives of five Biblical men--Aaron the priest; Caleb; Prince Jonathan and his friendship with David; Amos; and Silas, the man who recorded many New Testament events--and includes Bible studies.

Extraordinary Grace

Extraordinary Grace
Author: Gary Chapman,Chris Fabry
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780802485885
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Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God’s extraordinary grace is hard to grasp—but made easier to understand through stories of God’s people. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry search the Scriptures for examples of God’s grace in the lives of those named in Jesus’ lineage, but what they find are people with faults, foibles, and sins, just like the rest of us. So obviously, grace is not about doing everything exactly right. It is a gift . . . an astonishing gift given by God. In Extraordinary Grace, you will hear the call of grace; laugh because of grace; apply grace; be overtaken by grace; and know the extraordinary grace that comes from loving Jesus. Chapter studies, for individuals or groups, will help you to find examples of extraordinary grace reflected in the lineage of Jesus.

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection

Mark of the Lion Gift Collection
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 1448
ISBN: 1414382960
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Release: 2012-09-14
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The complete 3-book historical Christian fiction series by the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece. Travel to first-century Rome in this classic series and discover what has inspired millions of readers worldwide. This Collection bundles all three titles from the Mark of the Lion series into one volume. A Voice in the Wind, the first book in the trilogy, introduces readers to Hadassah, a young Jewish girl captured and sold into slavery but still holding firm to her faith in God. Though torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, Hadassah becomes a shining beacon of light in the darkness and depravity around her. In An Echo in the Darkness, Marcus, a wealthy Roman aristocrat touched by Hadassah’s sincere belief, begins to wonder if there’s more to this life. As he continues to search for meaning and faith, he is led by a whispering voice from the past that could set him free from the darkness of his soul. The trilogy concludes with As Sure as the Dawn, which follows Atretes, the high chief of a Germanic tribe who fought as a gladiator and won his freedom. As Atretes sets out to return home with his infant son, only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, a Christian widow who has cared for the baby since his birth. All three books in this latest Collection include a preface from Francine Rivers and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use. “Francine Rivers puts readers right into the history of the moment.” —Romantic Times “Francine Rivers without a doubt is one of the finest storytellers of our generation. . . . No one reading her books will ever be the same again.” —Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author “As we ‘watch’ Hadassah and Atretes struggle through first-century trials, we learn how to handle similar situations in the twenty-first century. The ‘costumes’ may vary, but our Lord does not change.” —Angela Hunt “Francine redefined Christian fiction—honest, unflinching, powerful, life-changing—demonstrating why storytelling is the most effective way to communicate God’s truth. Every Christian novelist writing today owes a debt of gratitude to Francine Rivers for lighting the way.” —Liz Curtis Higgs “Francine Rivers writes from her heart to touch the hearts of her readers. Her books are essential reading for all who love Christian fiction.” —Bodie Thoene

The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781496418951
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: NavPress
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller “This character-driven romance will enthrall [Rivers’s] many fans.” —Library Journal The New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever. “Rivers deftly threads Roman’s and Grace’s lives together as they tiptoe around their emotional scars, eventually shifting into a dance of tentative steps toward a love neither can resist. Fans of Christian romance will delight in this tale of salvation through love.” —Kirkus Reviews “Richly detailed characters with traumatic pasts are woven together with biblical truths and redemptive themes… This is an amazing, beautifully written tale to be savored and pondered and shared with others.” —Romantic Times “Readers will marvel at Rivers’s storytelling arc encompassing the reconciliation of gritty past misdeeds and the work in progress of a life of forgiveness.” —Booklist “Fans of Francine Rivers will eagerly devour The Masterpiece and find exactly what they are looking for: a beautifully written story of faith, romance, and the power that true freedom can bring.” —Bookreporter.com

Leota s Garden

Leota s Garden
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781414383347
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Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At eighty-four, Leota Reinhardt is alone, all of her efforts to reconcile with her adult children hadn't worked in the past, until she meets her estranged grandaughter, Annie, and confides to her the silent sacrifice she had made as a young mother of two, while her husband was gone during World War II.

Redeeming Love the Companion Study

Redeeming Love  the Companion Study
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525654360
Available:
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Multnomah
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Venture deeper into the heart of the classic bestselling novel Redeeming Love with this six-week study and discover life-changing Bible truths. Through Redeeming Love, millions of readers have experienced the captivating love story of Angel and Michael Hosea that illustrates God's power to redeem even the most lost among us. Redeeming Love: The Companion Study invites you to enter more fully into both the classic novel's eternal message and the biblical story that inspired its writing. Each week's readings include: - a personal reflection by Francine Rivers about the writing of Redeeming Love and the power of God's Word - key scenes from Redeeming Love, selected to illustrate God's loving pursuit of you - Bible study lessons that creatively blend story and Scripture to glean fresh insights - thoughtful reflection questions designed to inspire you to a deeper experience of God Perfect for both individual reflection and group discussion, this study will draw you deeper into the life-transforming love celebrated in Redeeming Love.

In the Field of Grace

In the Field of Grace
Author: Tessa Afshar
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780802489838
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Release: 2014-06-15
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two women. All alone. With no provision…Can they find hope in a foreign land? Ruth leaves her home with a barren womb and an empty future after losing her husband. She forsakes her abusive parents and follows the woman she has grown to love as a true parent, her late husband's mother, Naomi. Ruth arrives in Israel with nothing to recommend her but Naomi's love. She is destitute, grief-stricken, and unwanted by the people of God. But God has great plans for her. While everyone considers Ruth an unworthy outsider, she is shocked to find the owner of the field—one of the wealthiest and most honored men of Judah—is showing her favor. Long since a widower and determined to stay that way, Boaz finds himself irresistibly drawn to the foreign woman with the dark, haunted eyes. He tells himself he is only being kind to his cousin Naomi's chosen daughter when he goes out of his way to protect her from harm, but his heart knows better. Obstacles. Heartache. Withered dreams. How can God forge love, passion, and new hope between two such different people?

The Power of Praying Gift Collection

The Power of Praying Gift Collection
Author: Stormie Omartian
Pages: 904
ISBN: 0736919902
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Release: 2007-08
Editor: Harvest House Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Individually, Stormie Omartian's The Power of a Praying® books have beenat the top of the bestseller lists for years. With lovely, new, up'to'date covers, readers can now haveThe Power of a Praying® Wife, The Power of a Praying® Husband, The Power of a Praying® Parent, and The Power of a Praying® Woman in an attractive slipcase to keep or give as a gift.

The Scarlet Thread

The Scarlet Thread
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1414340753
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Release: 2012-05-18
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece comes the powerful story of two women, centuries apart, who are joined through a tattered journal as they contend with God, husbands, and even themselves. Sierra Madrid’s life has just been turned upside down when she discovers the handcrafted quilt and journal of her ancestor Mary Kathryn McMurray, a young woman who was uprooted from her home only to endure harsh conditions on the Oregon Trail. Though the women are separated by time and circumstance, Sierra discovers that many of the issues they face are remarkably similar . . . and uncovering Mary Kathryn’s story may help her write the next chapter of hers. “Rivers tells a powerful story of marital love tested in a crucible. Your hankie will not be dry, nor your heart unchallenged, as the characters learn the lessons of surrender to God’s sovereignty and unconditional love.” —Romantic Times Also available in The Francine Rivers Historical Collection (e-book only).

Strange Grace

Strange Grace
Author: Tessa Gratton
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781534402096
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Release: 2019-09-17
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Gloriously dark and romantic.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen “An alluring and seductive fairy tale.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation “Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in a moral quandary.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An eerie, consuming tale of sacrifice and faith. Haunting and unique.” —Booklist “Evocative.” —BCCB Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice. Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest. Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early. Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.

Her Mother s Hope

Her Mother s Hope
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781496441843
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Marta's Legacy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book one in the bestselling series that has captivated millions of readers around the world! A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY bestseller "Her Mother's Hope has all the meaty elements of a blockbuster." Denver Post The first in a two-book saga by the beloved author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece, Her Mother's Hope is a rich, moving epic about faith and dreams, heartache and disappointment, and the legacy of love passed down through four generations in one family. Near the turn of the twentieth century, fiery Marta Schneider leaves Switzerland for a better life, determined to fulfill her mother's hope. Her formative journey takes her through Europe and eventually to Canada, where she meets handsome Niclas Waltert. But nothing has prepared her for the sacrifices she must make for marriage and motherhood as she travels to the Canadian wilderness and then to the dusty Central Valley of California to raise her family. Marta's hope is to give her children a better life, but experience has taught her that only the strong survive. Her tough love is often misunderstood, especially by her oldest daughter, Hildemara Rose, who craves her mother's acceptance. Amid the drama of World War II, Hildie falls in love and begins a family of her own. But unexpected and tragic events force mother and daughter to face their own shortcomings and the ever-widening chasm that threatens to separate them forever. "Emotionally rich. . . . As her compelling characters seek to do what they feel their faith demands, Rivers sets their resonant struggles against dusty streets, windswept Canadian plains, and California vineyards in vivid scenes readers will not soon forget." Booklist, starred review "Writers like Rivers are why people buy Christian fiction: it's dramatic, engaging . . . [and] this well-told tale will have readers eagerly awaiting the story's resolution." Publishers Weekly

The Atonement Child

The Atonement Child
Author: Francine Rivers
Pages: 416
ISBN: 1414340656
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Release: 2012-05-18
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece—and “one of [Christian fiction’s] most honored and talented writers” (Library Journal)—comes a heart-wrenching but uplifting story about a highly controversial topic. Dynah Carey knew where her life was headed. Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God—she has it all. Then the unthinkable happens: Dynah’s perfect life is irrevocably changed by a rape that results in an unwanted pregnancy. Her family is torn apart and her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life: to embrace or to end the life within her. This is ultimately a tale of three women, as Dynah’s plight forces both her mother and her grandmother to confront the choices they made. Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to a widely debated topic.

Central Europe

Central Europe
Author: Lonnie Johnson
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9780195100716
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Release: 1996
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Throughout the ages, small nations struggled valiantly against a series of imperial powers - Ottoman Turkey, Habsburg Austria, imperial Germany, czarist Russia, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union - and they lost regularly. Johnson's account is present-minded in the best sense: in describing actual historical events, he illustrates the ways they have been remembered, and how they contribute to the national assumptions that still drive European politics today.

Infinite Grace

Infinite Grace
Author: Rajarshi Muni
Pages: 330
ISBN: 8188243000
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Making the Best of a Bad Decision

Making the Best of a Bad Decision
Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1414360827
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Maybe you worry you’ve married the wrong person. Maybe you’re carrying the burden of a secret or have gone down a dangerous road. Maybe you’ve made a life choice that’s hurt someone else so badly you feel the relationship can never be restored. But there’s good news: you have the opportunity to clear your conscience, make things right with God and others, and get to a place of grace and new beginnings. Join pastor and bestselling author Erwin Lutzer as he shows you how to make the best of even your worst decisions and move forward into a better future.