BOOK HIGHLIGHT — Taken: The Quest For Truth, Book 1 by Brock Eastman

Taken: The Quest for Truth, Book 1 by Brock East­man

320 pages | $12.99 | Paper­back | Pub­lished: 2011 | Series: The Quest for Truth

Sum­mary:
Five—Four—Three—Two—One!”
We’re out of here!”

Suit up! Jump into hyper flight with the four Wikk kids! Forced into a high stakes hunt for their miss­ing par­ents by the sin­is­ter Cpt. Vedrik, the sib­lings’ only hope is their par­ents’ Archeos e-journal. Can Tiffany deci­pher the clues within it? As time runs out, it’s all up to Oliver and his Fed­er­a­tion train­ing to fly the Phoenix and pro­tect his crew. But twins Mason and Austin endan­ger the mis­sion when they unex­pect­edly meet . . . the blue boy!

About the Series:

The Quest for Truth series unfolds as the four Wikk kids are thrust into a des­per­ate race to find the mys­te­ri­ous planet Ursprung and stop the Übel rene­gades from mis­us­ing its long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treach­er­ous vil­lains, high-tech gad­gets, the Phoenix—encounter all of these and more on this futur­is­tic, inter­plan­e­tary adventure!

Taken — Book 1

Risk - Book 2

Unleash - Book 3

The last 2 books in the series are on sched­ule to be avail­able in 2015 and 2016.

About the Author:

Eastman_Brock 2 Brock D. East­man is twenty-nine years old and lives at the base of America’s Moun­tain with his wife and two daugh­ters. He has the plea­sure of work­ing for Focus on the Fam­ily and on the Adven­tures in Odyssey brand as a Pro­ducer. He loves movie nights with his wife and their stove-popped pop­corn, as well as play­ing pre­tend or read­ing with his daughters.

Brock started writ­ing his first series, The Quest for Truth, in 2005 and five years later with his wife’s encour­age­ment signed a pub­lish­ing deal. He has since pub­lished Sages of Dark­ness and a book in The Imag­i­na­tion Sta­tion series. He’s always think­ing of his next story and totes a thumb drive full of ideas. Stay tuned for more from Brock and get con­nected with him through Face­book, twit­ter, YouTube, Pin­ter­est, Google +, or here on Word­Press click below.

What Others Say About This Book:

Taken wastes no time thrust­ing its read­ers head­long into the begin­ning of what promises to be an epic saga.” - Christo­pher Miller, Coau­thor of the Award-winning Code­bear­ers Series

Taken is a riv­et­ing tale of just how far mankind is will­ing to go . . . for the ulti­mate prize.” — Wayne Thomas Bat­son, Best­selling Author of The Door Within Trilogy

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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NEW RELEASE — God’s Battle by Sally Michael

God’s Bat­tle by Sally Michael

128 pages | $16.99 | Paper­back | Fully Illus­trated | Series: Mak­ing Him Known

Sum­mary: Par­ents work hard to pro­tect their chil­dren from dan­ger. But are we help­ing to guard them in the spir­i­tual bat­tle that already rages around them?

Whether he con­sciously takes sides or not, every per­son is in the mid­dle of spir­i­tual war­fare. None of us can choose to sit on the sidelines—and even our chil­dren are not exempt! So rather than try­ing to shield them from the very real war around them, why not equip them, as early as pos­si­ble, to take an active role and fight back?

Sally Michael pro­vides the frame­work for par­ents to train their chil­dren in the fight of faith. In this full-color, illus­trated “bat­tle plan,” she uses the gospel mes­sage to intro­duce chil­dren to the state of their hearts, then awak­ens them to the many bat­tle­grounds that sur­round us—both from our own sin­ful hearts and from the enemy’s attacks. She then encour­ages chil­dren to be fight­ers, giv­ing them a bib­li­cal bat­tle strat­egy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!

About the Author:

Sally Michael is the co-founder and pub­lish­ing con­sul­tant of Chil­dren Desir­ing God, and she devel­oped their widely used Sun­day school cur­ricu­lum for young peo­ple. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as Min­is­ter for Chil­dren at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church in Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota, for six­teen years.

 

Other Books in This Series:

  

God’s Names
120 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: This is a full-color guide for par­ents to teach their early ele­men­tary chil­dren about God’s char­ac­ter, revealed in 24 names. Each chap­ter ends with a per­sonal appli­ca­tion and activities.

 

God’s Promise
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: You have prob­a­bly seen your children’s eyes light up at receiv­ing a present. How excited would they be to get a present directly from God? God already has a present to offer your chil­dren. And you can be the one who helps them dis­cover it!

 

God’s Prov­i­dence
128 Pages
Sum­mary: In this full-color guide to how God’s prov­i­dence works in the world, par­ents can stim­u­late a lively dis­cus­sion with early ele­men­tary chil­dren about rest­ing in God’s sov­er­eign care. Each chap­ter includes per­sonal appli­ca­tion and activities.

 

God’s Wis­dom
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: Sally Michael helps par­ents and chil­dren dis­cover the joys of wis­dom and dis­cern the destruc­tion of fool­ish­ness in this full-color, illus­trated book that includes appli­ca­tion ques­tions and activ­ity suggestions.

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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Recap of New Releases from August & September

1. Hid­den in the Gospel: Truths You For­get to Tell Your­self Every Day
by William P. Farley

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 128
Spir­i­tual Growth & Guidance
Paper­back
Sum­mary: We live with our own thoughts 24/7. Often we are car­ried along by sin­ful think­ing instead of inten­tion­ally speak­ing truth to our­selves. How can we start chang­ing this? How can we live lives that are influ­enced by the gospel moment by moment?
William Far­ley argues that mature Chris­tians solve many spir­i­tual prob­lems in their lives by preach­ing the gospel to them­selves. The gospel is not one event but a story that began before time and stretches into eter­nity. Key moments in this story—such as Jesus’ incar­na­tion, death, res­ur­rec­tion, and ascension—teach us lessons that can be applied to life every sin­gle day. In this user-friendly book, Far­ley shows us how.

 

2. The Three­fold Cord, The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy, Book 3
by Jere­miah W. Montgomery

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 320
Series: The Dark Har­vest Trilogy
Fic­tion / Fantasy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: The Dark Faith is ris­ing again. . . . Will it bury the light?
The machi­na­tions of the Dark Faith ignite war through­out the lands of Aeld Gowan. Des­per­ate to mar­shal allies against the ris­ing foe, Moru­mus embarks on a secret mis­sion to the dis­tant bar­bar­ian peo­ples of the North. Sin­is­ter events force Oethur to risk every­thing for his queen and his crown. Will he find jus­tice? Mean­while, agony haunts Urien in the dun­geons of the Scar­let Bishop as she faces the loss of everything—even her brother. Will the Ring of Stars be bro­ken . . . or will the Red Order drag all of Aeld Gowan into the bosom of the Mother?

 

3. Prone to Wan­der: Prayers of Con­fes­sion and Celebration
by Bar­bara R. Duguid & Wayne Duguid Houk, edited by Iain M. Duguid
Price: $14.99
Pages: 240
Chris­t­ian Life / Prayer
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Inspired by the clas­sic The Val­ley of Vision, this book pro­vides spe­cific prayers of con­fes­sion in response to Scrip­ture pas­sages. Ideal for use in church ser­vices or per­sonal devo­tions, these prayers thank God for Jesus’ right­eous­ness and aton­ing death and ask for the Spirit’s help in pur­su­ing holiness—closing with an assur­ance of par­don in Christ for the spe­cific sins of God’s peo­ple. Appen­dices include a list of hymns ref­er­enced, as well as the ser­mon texts that orig­i­nally accom­pa­nied them.

 

4. Jesus Is Most Special
by Sally Michael

Price: $9.99
Pages: 24
Chil­dren / Non-fiction
Hard­cover
Fully Illus­trated
Sum­mary: Sally Michael helps par­ents to share the story of Jesus’ birth with young chil­dren, plac­ing it in the larger bib­li­cal con­text of what comes before and after it. This book’s large, full-color illus­trated pages and sug­ges­tions for accom­pa­ny­ing songs and visu­als help chil­dren to learn the story by heart, and it fur­ther moti­vates chil­dren to teach the story to others.

 

5. Keep­ing Your Cool: A Teen’s Sur­vival Guide
by Lou Pri­olo

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 256
Youth / Counseling
Paper­back
Sum­mary: You prob­a­bly know plenty about argu­ing with your parents—but did you know that this isn’t just because you are a teenager? It’s because of anger, which every­one strug­gles with—and which you can con­trol! This prac­ti­cal, bib­li­cal approach to mas­ter­ing sin­ful anger devel­ops bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your par­ents and includes prac­ti­cal tools, such as jour­nal­ing exer­cises and dis­cus­sion points.

 

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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NEW RELEASE — Jesus Is Most Special by Sally Michael

There are 3 months till Christ­mas! What per­fect tim­ing for the release of our new Christ­mas book: Jesus Is Most Spe­cial by Sally Michael.

24 Pages | $9.99 | Hard­cover | Color Illus­trated

Sum­mary: Our chil­dren are spe­cial to us, and Christ­mas is a spe­cial time for them, cap­ti­vat­ing them with its joy and won­der. What bet­ter time for par­ents to intro­duce their young chil­dren to the most spe­cial child ever born — the child who is also the Sav­ior of the world and the King of Kings?

Sally Michael helps par­ents to share the story of the birth of Jesus with their chil­dren and goes a step fur­ther by plac­ing the Christ­mas story in the larger con­text of the Bible, includ­ing what comes before and after. She goes on to moti­vate chil­dren to teach this all-important story to oth­ers after they have learned it them­selves. Through its large, full-color illus­trated pages and its sug­ges­tions for accom­pa­ny­ing songs and visu­als, this book will help chil­dren to learn by heart the most spe­cial story ever told.

About the Author:

Sally Michael is the co-founder and pub­lish­ing con­sul­tant of Chil­dren Desir­ing God, and she devel­oped their widely used Sun­day school cur­ricu­lum for young peo­ple. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as Min­is­ter for Chil­dren at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church in Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota, for six­teen years. She is also the author of God’s Names, God’s Promise, God’s Prov­i­dence, God’s Wis­dom.

What Others Are Saying about this Book:

The sim­plic­ity of this book mir­rors the plain­ness of the bib­li­cal story. Carol lyrics waft beside the brief, deep Scrip­tures that inspired them. In these pages the Sav­ior is clearly worshiped—the story of his arrival touched me yet again.” — Steve Estes, Author of A Bet­ter December

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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Adventures in the American Revolution by Susan Olasky

Adven­tures in the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, pre­vi­ously pub­lished by Cross­way Books (short-listed for the Crown Book Awards), gives young peo­ple an excit­ing look at life dur­ing America’s War of Inde­pen­dence. These 4 books are writ­ten by Susan Olasky. They are writ­ten from the per­spec­tive of a young Annie Henry, the daugh­ter of Patrick Henry.

 

Book 1 — Annie Henry and the Secret Mis­sion

To read a sam­ple chap­ter click HERE

Page Count: 96

Sum­mary: With war on the hori­zon, Patrick Henry must often be away from his plan­ta­tion and fam­ily. But his ten-year-old daugh­ter Annie is deter­mined to help the cause for free­dom in any way she can.

Book 2 — Annie Henry and the Birth of Lib­erty

To read a sam­ple chap­ter click HERE

Page Count: 112

Sum­maryWith her father and famous patriot, Patrick Henry, away from home, Annie bravely deals with prob­lems of her own. And when she least expects it, she wit­nesses the birth of lib­erty itself!

Book 3 — Annie Henry and the Mys­te­ri­ous Stranger

To read a sam­ple chap­ter click HERE

Page Count: 128

Sum­maryA new home in a governor’s man­sion means new trou­bles for Annie. As she deals with oth­ers’ high expec­ta­tions of her, a scary stranger tells her that her dad is “important” . . .

Book 4 — Annie Henry and the Redcoats

To read a sam­ple chap­ter click HERE

Page Count: 104

Sum­maryMov­ing from the cap­i­tal city, Williams­burg, to a fron­tier town doesn’t mean less trou­ble for Annie! Espe­cially when being in Rich­mond brings her closer to the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War than she’d ever counted on . . .

***Price: $7.99 each or the set of 4 for $27.99        Click HERE to order the set.

About the Author:

Susan Olasky cofounded and chaired the Austin Cri­sis Preg­nancy Cen­ter in Austin, TX. She is author of sev­eral books, book review edi­tor, and senior writer for WORLD magazine.