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Beth Moore vignettes headline April Broadman & Holman releases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Fifteen books, including a collection of vignettes by Beth Moore experiencing an “empty nest,” are scheduled for release in April by Broadman & Holman, the trade publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

General nonfiction:

— “Feathers from My Nest” by Beth Moore reflecting on items belonging to her daughters who have left the nest for college. As she ponders each item, Moore draws from it spiritual significance.

— “The Names of God” by Ken Hemphill, an in-depth, devotional study of the names of God, teaching the significance of each name and the keys it possesses to grow in one’s relationship with God.

— “The Cost of Deception” by John Williams. The author writes that hoaxes (such as the president of Proctor and Gamble having ties to the Church of Satan and infamous atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair being on a crusade to stamp out Christian broadcasting) erode the credibility of Christians in a world where Christian influence is being met by increasing skepticism.

— “Saying I Do was the Easy Part: Secrets to a Dynamic and Fulfilling Marriage” by Theda Hlavka. The author uses Bible teachings on what it means to have a marriage based on God’s principles rather than the destructive ideas of modern society.

— “Once-a-Month Cooking” by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg, offering complete plans for cooking several weeks’ worth of meals in just one day.

— “Mary Hunt’s The Cheapskate Gourmet,” instructing readers in how to ditch pre-packaged, pre-prepared meals and giving step-by-step and easy-to-follow techniques for debt-proofing your kitchen.

— “He Leads Me Beside Still Waters” by Jennifer Kennedy Dean, a 40-day devotional book built around the Lord’s Prayer, assisting readers in discovering their potential for an inner transformation.

— “God, If You Have a Plan for My Life, Where Were You Last Thursday?” by Jess Moody. A new collection of personal stories about serving God that should leave readers laughing, crying and grateful for their God-given gifts.


— “The Raptor Virus” by Frank Simon. After surviving the Y2K bug, the now-married Russell and Hanna have returned to what they hope will be a normal life. But those responsible for the Y2K bug have not forgotten the parts Russell and Hanna played in their failure. And Hanna knows some secrets about a new virus, the Raptor Virus. The chase is on as the CIA tries to protect Hanna and her family.

— “Serenity Inn Series Book #6: Annie’s Trust” by Kay Rizzo. Set in the Civil War era, Annie and Ned begin their life together but trouble begins brewing right away as the Cranston gang, a pro-slave group, interrupts the wedding. Although Annie and Ned argue over Ned’s involvement in the underground railway, Annie begins to study God’s Word, and the gulf between Annie and Ned begins to heal as they learn to trust God.

— “Chip Hilton Sports Series #18, Triple-Threat Trouble” by Clair Bee. Trouble starts at State’s training camp when two obnoxious sophomores, nicknamed the Touchdown Twins, become more interested in personal glory than in team play. This leads to a showdown with Chip.


— “Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?” written by Leslie Eckard and illustrated by Judy Sakaguchi, helping children answer the questions about how the world works. It teaches them that even when they don’t understand how everything works or where everything comes from, they can know that God was here first and everything works the way he made it.

— “Excuse Me! A Book All About Manners” written by Cathy Drinkwater Better and illustrated by Nancy Johnston teaching common everyday manners for kids. Whether they are sneezing, moving through a crowd of people or needing to let mom talk on the phone, consideration and thoughtfulness are always the way to go.


— “Holman New Testament Commentary 12-Volume Set,” an easy-to-use 12-volume set features the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Roman, 1,2 Corinthians, Galatians-Colossians, 1 Thessalonians-Philemon, Hebrews/James, 1&2 Peter-Jude and Revelation.

— “New American Commentary, Volume 38; 1,2,3 John” by Daniel Akin examines the person and work of Christ, the assurance of salvation and the ever-present danger of false teaching to the Christian community. Akin shows all three epistles of John to be both simple and profound while offering a message for churches in any generation.

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