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New Releases 2016

If My Heart Could Talk

A Story of Family, Faith, and Miracles
By Dodie Osteen


Dodie Osteen, mother of Joel Osteen, gives readers a personal account of her extraordinary life and shares what she has learned about love, faith, and family.

As the wife of forty-four years to the late Pastor John Osteen, founder of Lakewood Church, Dodie Osteen stood as a wife, mother, and first lady of the church, even when life felt anything but steady. Today, she continues to stand by her son, Pastor Joel Osteen, and the rest of their family as they lead Lakewood. In this revealing memoir, Dodie shares that her path, though glorious, has not always been easy. She shows an intimate look at such life-altering experiences as contracting polio as a child, raising 5 children, battling cancer, and losing her husband, all with the beautiful heart and sense of humor she displays to thousands at Lakewood and nationwide at Night of Hope events. While recounting her journey, Dodie offers readers meaningful life lessons applicable to their own lives.

April 5, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455549740, $25.00 US / $30.00 CAN

Broken for Good

How Grief Awoke My Greatest Hopes
By Rebecca Rene Jones


A daughter's narrative about life with and without her father, whose death plunges her into deep grief but gradually becomes her most compelling reason to hope.

Like so many Christian women, Rebecca, her mother, and her two sisters love a man who does not walk beside them in faith. As his cancer returns after a year of remission, they face his last days. As the women in his life struggle to savor their final times together and let go, he finally reaches out to God, and tells them so. Her father's death opens the landscape of heaven and hope to her. She beautifully renders those visions as well as the underbelly of sorrow as she is finally forced to wake up to the world, to new hungers, and to a far more dangerous faith. Here is a spiritual coming of age manifesto that will take its place alongside Voskamp and Lamott as uplifting writing on loss, grief, and growing up, quick.

April 5, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455538065, $20.00 US / $24.00 CAN

Joyful Inspirations Coloring Book

With Illustrated Scripture and Quotes to Cheer Your Soul
By Robin Mead


Color uplifting depictions of God's creation—from blossoming gardens to smiling children—and vibrant cityscapes, with illustrated scripture and quotes to inspire and encourage.

Do you delight in spying cheerful birds outside your window? Are you awed by God's creativity as your eyes scan the fields alongside a road of quiet beauty? If your soul craves more moments like these, you'll experience endless joy through coloring the intricate pictures and illustrated scripture in this book. Excite your creativity by filling in creatively rendered cities, gardens, and seas. Reinvigorate your spirit through the uplifting messages of these pages. As you do, you'll feel happily reminded that God is ever-present and looking out for you, because His love touches everything and everyone.

April 5, 2016, Trade Paperback, 9781455539345, $15.99 US / $19.49 CAN

101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home

By David Bordon, Tom Winters

Ever wished you could keep your kids away from the TV for an hour, let alone a full day? For anyone looking to make fun, lifelong memories with their family comes 101 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE YOUR KIDS LEAVE HOME.

Seasoned parents know that the days are long, but the time is short. It can be tough to come up with ways to make lasting memories, but now you don't have to! David Bordon and Tom Winters have collected 101 original ideas to inspire parents with kids of all ages to step out of their daily routine and spend precious time together as a family. From creative concepts such as opening a snow cone stand to service projects like volunteering in a soup kitchen, some suggestions are fun, some challenging, and others practical—but every page is jam-packed with advice designed to help parents prepare their children for life out in the world, while making sure that every moment counts.

April 5, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455566327, $12.00 US / $14.50 CAN

Wake Up to Hope

Devotional
By Joel Osteen, Victoria Osteen


The key to having a positive, happy, faith-filled day is to start each morning setting your mind in the right direction. It's easy to lie in bed thinking: "I don't feel like going to work. I don't want to deal with these children. I didn't exercise yesterday." We don't realize it, but that's setting the tone for a lousy day. If you don't intentionally set the tone for the day, negative thoughts will set it for you. WAKE UP TO HOPE will help you begin each morning grateful, thinking about God's goodness, expecting His favor, and laying the foundation for a blessed, productive day.

April 19, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455568857, $20.00 US / $24.00 CAN

Overload

How to Unplug, Unwind, and Unleash Yourself from the Pressure of Stress
By Joyce Meyer


#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shows readers how to become free from the burden of stress so that they can achieve God's best for their lives.

As technology increases your accessibility, it becomes harder to mute the background noise of your life and receive God's guidance. Joyce Meyer calls this OVERLOAD, when the demands of your busy life become all-consuming and overwhelming. But to experience the joyful life God has planned, you must make time to focus on His Word. Then you'll receive His healing calmness and gain the strength to take on life's challenges, from physical ailments to problems in relationships. Through the practical advice and Scriptural wisdom in this book, you'll learn how to unplug and free yourself from burdens that weigh you down. You'll gain simple, effective tips for better rest and stress management and discover the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.

March 1, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455559831, $22.00 US / $26.50 CAN

The Power of I Am Journal

Two Words That Will Change Your Life Today
By Joel Osteen


#1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen offers an insightful journal companion to help readers discover THE POWER OF I AM.

The direction you'll follow in life begins with these two simple words: I AM. You will begin to transform your destiny by changing what you say about yourself. This interactive journal will help you strengthen your self-image and invite opportunity into your life with daily wisdom from THE POWER OF I AM. With this journal, you'll be challenged by thought-provoking questions and empowered to accomplish your dreams. You will discover the inner strengths, natural talents, and unique abilities that will lead to a successful future.

March 1, 2016, Hardcover, 9781609418991, $15.00 US / $18.00 CAN

Choose Joy

Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts
By Sara Frankl, Mary Carver


A young woman who knows she is dying of a terminal disease shares a summation of everything she comes to believe about life and death.

What would you do if you were going to die soon? What wisdom would you impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance? Sara Frankl's eventual death was indeed tragic, but the vignettes she presents are unforgettable. CHOOSE JOY is a must-have for those searching for meaning and beauty in a world full of tragedy. Her words breathe with vitality and life, and her stories will inspire smiles, tears, and the desire to "choose joy." Readers will find themselves contemplating what really matters and move to reassess their day-to-day perspective on life.

January 5, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455562817, $22.00 US / $26.50 CAN

The Mother God Made Me To Be

By Karen Valentin

A contributor to Guideposts annuals for ten years, Karen Valentin's narrative pieces about her journey to marriage and motherhood and then to single motherhood have resonated with readers. Here she collects the longer versions of her pieces and adds many new ones.

Karen lived an adventurous single life but longed for a family of her own. After years of maintaining her vow of purity and waiting for a man who shared her Christian faith, she fell in love with her best friend and co-worker. They married. She bore two sons. They divorced.

With humor, honesty and raw emotion, Valentin tells her story of wrestling between God's will and her own, with visions of happily ever after. In the midst of her weakness and grief, she experiences God's strength and restoration like never before. Through her family and friends, mission workers, the pastor of Graffiti Church, and her two beautiful boys, God turns her ashes to beauty and her sorrow into joy.

Women who desire to be loved, who know the pain of rejection and who have found themselves in a dark place will be touched by her pain and encouraged by her victories.

Whether you've been touched by separation, divorce or a broken home, or it's your friend, sister, mother or daughter who've gone through the experience, Karen's story will help you connect with your own emotions and give you tools to reach out to those in similar situations.

March 22, 2016, Hardcover, 9781455539864, $19.00 US / $23.00 CAN

Live, Love, Lead

Your Best Is Yet to Come!
By Brian Houston


Whether a person is searching for their calling or wholeheartedly pursuing their life's purpose, LIVE LOVE LEAD will help them navigate a faith path that is all their own and discover unique gifts tailored perfectly for their journey.

How do people experience the best life that God intends for them? The answer lies in understanding that the Christian life is an adventure, and that they only have to follow the greatest Guide who ever walked the path of life—Jesus. In this straightforward book, Brian Houston shows readers the way to live fully, love completely, and lead boldly—the hallmarks of Jesus' time on earth.

September 15, 2015, Hardcover, 9781455533442, $24.00 US / $29.00 CAN

Intentional Living

Choosing a Life That Matters
By John C. Maxwell



John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters in INTENTIONAL LIVING.

We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.

The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life.

In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.

October 6, 2015, Hardcover, 9781455548170, $27.00 US / $32.50 CAN