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Novel by Oliver North headlines new B&H releases for September

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A military suspense novel by Oliver North, as well as a new book by Henry Blackaby, are among the 13 September releases from Broadman & Holman Publishers. B&H is the trade publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

General fiction:

— “Mission Compromised” by Oliver North is the first of a three-novel series, which follows the career of Major Peter J. Newman, a U.S. Marine assigned to fill a top-secret White House National Security Council staff position. Newman, who heads a mission to eliminate terrorist leaders in the Middle East, finds that his mission is compromised when a top official tips off the intended targets.

— “The Last of the Texas Camp” is the final installment to the “Fortunes of the Black Hills” series. Written by Western novel writer Stephen Bly, “The Last of the Texas Camp,” traces the life and journey of Dacee Fortune as her father faces death. Unsure of what the future holds for her, Dacee’s courage and faith will help her through her grief and heal her heart.

— Ron and Janet Benrey’s latest novel, “The Second Mile,” continues the tale of Pippa Hunnechurch, the corporate headhunter who always finds herself in the middle of trouble. In this installment, one of Pippa’s latest placements, Barry Goodwin, commits suicide. As Pippa launches an investigation to find out more about the incident, she begins to struggle in her Christian faith.

— “The Price” by Kathi Mills-Macias tells about Toni Matthews and her sister Melissa as they strive to put their lives back together following their father’s murder. Peace in their life is short lived when Carrie, a family friend, is crippled during a shooting at the local high school. Toni and Melissa grow in their Christian faith as they learn the true meaning behind forgiveness.

General Nonfiction:

— Father-son duo Henry and Richard Blackaby release “Hearing God’s Voice” based on “Experiencing God” principles. The book is written to help those who desire to listen to God to discern the voice of God, to identify the ways he speaks, and to respond in obedience to his will. The Blackabys will address the question, “How can I know for certain that God is speaking to me?”

— “The Christ of Christmas: Readings for Advent,” with 31 days of devotions by Calvin Miller, provides another way to celebrate the Advent season. This book of brief, everyday devotions for the month of December draws readers behind the scenes of Christmas events. Each devotional contains Scripture from the Holman CSB translation.

— Veteran youth worker Karen Dockery’s “Reaching Your Kids” seeks to help parents and youth workers unite to guide teens. Dockery hopes the result will be teens who have a family of adults who care about them, both at church and at home. Each chapter features seven ministry actions, including “Home discussion guides,” “Newsletter ideas” and “What teens want parents to know,” among others.

— International explorer Robert Cornuke releases his third adventure book along with co-author David Halbrook titled, “In Search of the Lost Ark of the Covenant.” This book documents Cornuke’s archaeological search for the Ark of the Covenant, as well as compelling evidence that reveals the Ark may rest in modern Ethiopia.

— “Shaping a Christian Worldview,” edited by David S. Dockery and Gregory A. Thornberry, presents a collection of essays addressing the main issues facing the future of Christian higher education. With contributions from key players in the field this book outlines the critical issues for Christian institutions of various traditions.

— “The Incredible Power of Kingdom Authority,” authored by Adrian Rogers, pastor of the 27,000-member Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, Tenn., challenges Christians to rely on the power of God — the same power unleashed when God raised Jesus Christ from the grave — and to live victoriously, rather than living in darkness and defeat because of Satan’s influence on the world.

— “Brothers, We Are Not Professionals” by John Piper serves as a plea to pastors to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and to return to the primitive call of the Bible for radical ministry. Piper writes as an encourager for those who are frustrated with the increased secularization of the church and the role of pastor, freeing them to pursue the pure call to prayer and holiness.

— “Faith, Form and Time” by Kurt P. Wise shows from solid biblical teachings and scientific confirmation why young universe creation is correct. Beginning with God and his Word as the standard, Wise demonstrates how the biblical witness teaches that the age of the universe is not as old as Darwinian theory would contend. Kurt is the director of the Center for Origins Research and Education (C.O.R.E.) at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.

— “Deacons: Servant Models in the Church” by Henry Webb, director of Leadership Publishing at LifeWay, deals with every aspect of the roles and offices of deacons in the church, including the deacon’s marriage, wife, children, family life, conduct, priorities and other pertinent aspects. This book has been previously released, but it is now available in black bonded leather for gift giving and ordination services.

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