Monday, February 8, 2010

Psalm 23
The LORD Is My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Author: Sandi Rog
Publisher: Deward Publishing

He fights for his freedom. She fights for her life. Together, they fight for each other.

After watching Roman soldiers drag his parents away to their death, David, a young Hebrew, is sold and enslaved to serve at a villa outside of Rome. As David trains to become a skilled fighter, he works hard to please his master and hopes to earn his freedom. However, an opportunity to escape tempts him with its whispering call. Freedom beckons, but invisible chains hold him captive to the master's granddaughter, an innocent girl with a fiery spirit. David vows to protect Alethea from his master, the murderous patriarch, and contrives a daring plan—sacrifice his own life to save hers.

Alaska Weddings
Author: Susan Page Davis
Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Love has come looking for the Holland family of Alaska . But new challenges to their faith lie around every bend.

Secrets from the past and dangers involved in their duties as members of the Coast Guard threaten Caddie Lyle and Aven Holland’s budding romance. Is a long-term relationship even possible when they struggle to have the faith to get through today?

When Robyn Holland’s sled dog kennel is threatened by financial woes and theft, she turns to veterinarian Rick Baker for help. As she works to organize the Fire and Ice race, some of her best dogs are stolen. Will Robyn and Rick trust God to lead them to the answers they seek?

Widow Cheryl Holland thought she’d never love again, and certainly not someone as different from her as animal scientist Oz Thormond. But when he arrives as the new vet at the clinic where she works, she can’t deny her sudden interest in polar bear studies. But is this just a temporary magnetic attraction?

Will the chance for love be swallowed by wilderness dangers, or will God reveal a bright future in the last great frontier?

Lily of the Field
Author: Rose Ross Zediker
Publisher: Heartsong Presents

Caroline is a worrier. She can’t help it. Her husband died and left her with little money and less survival skills. Her son thinks the choices she’s made since then prove her foolish. And every time an opportunity starts to look good, something else makes her second guess her involvement and back off. Why wouldn’t she worry? She can’t depend on anyone else to help her out.

Rodney has always thought life was pretty good-at least until a heart attack laid him out flat. Retired now from his hectic ad executive lifestyle, he begins to realize he wasn’t much more than a workaholic. Family relationships are strained; he has no friends to speak of, certainly no wife or family of his own.

Marriage isn’t on either of their minds…but their minds are not God’s and He is busy taking care of the lilies of the field-and His children.

Book of Days
Author: Jim Rubart
Publisher: B&H Publishing

God’s Book of Days. A record of the past, present, and future of every soul. Some say it’s fable. Others are sure it’s real, hidden somewhere on Earth... If Cameron Vaux can’t find it, he will lose everything.

“You will lose your mind. When it starts happening … you must find the Book of Days.”

When Cameron’s dying father delivers this message, he brushes it off. Lose his memory? He’s only twenty-five. Find a book that doesn’t even exist. Foolishness. Nothing more than the product of his father’s dementia.

But now, eight years after his father’s death, it’s happening. Chunks of Cameron’s life are just--gone. Even memories of his wife, killed two years ago, have slipped away. Could it be…? Is his father’s eerie prediction coming true?

Desperate, Cameron determines to fulfill his father’s last wish. He will find the Book of Days. But when a lead takes him to the small town of Three Peaks, Oregon, Cameron realizes dark secrets are at work. The townspeople, warm as apple pie at first, turn cold as liquid nitrogen when Cameron mentions the Book. As his mind works against him, Cameron discovers that friends may be enemies.
And the one person Cameron can’t stand? She might well be his strongest ally.

But there are others seeking the Book. Others who will stop at nothing to get it. And they’re closer than Cameron ever imagined…

Red ink
Author: Kathi Macias
Publisher: New Hope Publishing

A young Chinese woman, Zhen-Li—raised to observe the party line, including its one-child-per-family doctrine—falls in love with and marries a Christian, and adopts his faith. Though the couple downplays their Christianity in an effort to survive, Zhen-Li’s family is appalled, and she and her husband are ostracized.

When she becomes pregnant for the second time and refuses to have an abortion, the persecution begins in earnest. Zhen-Li’s parents, under pressure from the government, pay to have Zhen-Li kidnapped and the baby aborted. It is then Zhen-Li decides she must live up to her name—"Truth"—and take a firm stand for her faith, regardless of the consequences, and so she begins to regularly teach children about Zhu Yesu ("Lord Jesus") and to distribute Christian literature every chance she gets.

Based loosely on the life of Christian magazine editor Li Ying, currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in China, the story of Yang Zhen-Li tells the desperate tale of her incarceration and separation from her family, as she continues to minister to other prisoners, and even to her guards.

"And the peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Ph. 4:7 KJV)