WordServe News June 2018

As usual, some great things have been happening this month at WordServe Literary!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ recently released books along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

Find God’s Power and Peace Through Prayer with Stephen Arterburn and Rose Publishing’s 100 Days of Prayer Daily Devotional.

Experience the Peace, Joy, and Hope that Comes from Spending Time in God’s Presence

Prayer is key to sustaining a healthy relationship with God. It connects you to His heart, reminds you of His promises, and has the power to change situations. But, between distractions and doubt, busy schedules and seeming delays how can you keep prayer a priority?

Refresh yourself in God’s presence with Rose’s 100 Days of Prayer Devotional. Covering everything from seeking God’s guidance to accepting His timing, this devotional invites you to journey through Scripture toward a deeper intimacy with Christ. Short enough to read in 5 minutes, but deep enough to grow your walk with God, each of the 100 daily readings includes:

  • Short 1-page. devotion, perfect for busy schedules
  • Key Bible verse
  • Encouraging & inspiring quote (from Christian leaders like Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, C.H. Spurgeon, and more!)
  • A simple prayer to pray throughout your day
  • Find encouragement and strength as you cover key topics, including:

God’s Guidance
Courage for the Journey
Trusting His promises
Honoring God
Cultivating intimacy
Experience the ease of knowing how to pray and what to pray in times or joy or times of trial. Enjoy knowing Jesus in a deeper way when you learn to apply his Word in practical, meaningful, and encouraging ways!

Coffin Corner Boys by Carole Engle Avriett with Capt. George W. Starks and Regnery History. 

As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmen—stumbling through fields and villages—scatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, and reunion is told.

After the war, George made two vows: he would never lose touch with his men again and one day would attempt to thank those who had risked their lives to save his. Despite passage of time and demands of career and family, he accomplished both. He reunited with his crew then twenty-five years later returned to France to locate as many of the brave souls who had helped him evade the enemy as he could.

Join George as he retraces his steps to freedom and discover the amazing stories of sacrifice and survival and how ten young American boys plus their French Helpers became heroes.

Get organized—and transform your heart—every day of the year with this brand-new Too Blessed to Be Stressed 15-month planner, featuring a refreshing blend of inspiring monthly readings laced with encouragement and gift-wrapped in humor. Featuring monthly and weekly calendars, a year-at-a-glance section, pages for frequent contacts, and more, this planner offers an important reminder: God’s grace is enough for the ups, downs, and all the in-betweens of life. Debora M. Coty’s newest Too Blessed to Be Stressed 2019 Daily Planner is now available.

Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm by Cara Whitney and Thomas Nelson.

Explore the timeless wisdom of God’s Word through this beautiful horse devotional.

Horses nuzzle their way into our hearts and have a way of teaching us a lot about ourselves, about life, and even about God. Just ask horse enthusiast Cara Whitney, wife of comedian and actor Dan Whitney (aka Larry the Cable Guy).

Through years spent working with these majestic animals—Cara Whitney has learned countless spiritual lessons that have brought her closer to God.

In 100 heartfelt devotions with stunning photography, you’ll

  • Learn about being flexible in your faith from a gangly legged colt.
  • Discover the secret to overcoming temptation through a horse’s “sneak and eat” game.
  • From a pony with a sweet tooth, find out why we should be glad God doesn’t answer yes to all of our prayers.
  • Be reminded that you are priceless to God from a one-eyed quarter horse named Roanie.

Unbridled Faith is the perfect daily devotional for horse lovers.

Waiting for a Sign: Highlights and Inside Stories from a Lifetime of Collecting Baseball Autographs by Kevin Keating and WordServe Press.

If you were a baseball fan in the 60’s and 70’s—or a lover of baseball history—then Waiting for a Sign will be a page-turner you can’t put down. Kevin Keating spent his youth collecting autographs from some of the biggest stars baseball has ever produced. And along the way, he befriended many of the most familiar names in the history of sports. Because of his own affable personality and passion for the game that made his heroes legends, Keating collected not just autographs, but behind the scenes stories that are must-reads for any baseball fan.
In this first volume, you’ll read stories about Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Yogi Berra, Rod Carew, Joe DiMaggio, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Roger Maris, Johnny Mize, Joe McCarthy and many others.

The Lost Sermons of Charles Spurgeon Volume iii – His Earliest Outlines and Sermons Between 1851 and 1854 by Christian T. George and B&H Publishing Group.

In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. In 2017, B&H Academic began releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature.

Wrapped in custom marbled paper and leather like Spurgeon’s original notebook, the collector’s edition has gilded edges and contains photographs not found in the hardcover edition.

Contracts

Dr. Daniel Amen signed with Tyndale for a two-book deal to be released in 2019 and 2020.

Jonathan McKee signed with Barbour Publishing, Inc. for Guys Guide to 4 Battles Every Young Man Must Face to be released Fall 2019.

Jamie Sumner signed with Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon and Schuster) for Trailerland to be released September 2019.

Melissa K. Norris signed with Harvest House Publishers, Inc. for Gardening with a Purpose to be released early 2020.

Margot Starbuck signed with Zondervan to work with Chrystal Hurst on her book Show Up for Your Life: What the Girl You’ll be Tomorrow Wants you to Know Today to be released mid 2019.

Joe Wheeler signed a 7-title deal with Fundacja Źródła Życia of Poland.

New Clients

Kathy Barnette, Kate Crocco, Mindee Hardin, Clarence Shuler, Cindi Wood Ministries, LLC., joined WordServe this month. A Big Hardy Welcome to All!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations to Amy Sorrells for her Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review for Before I Saw You  from Tyndale House. Check it out here: https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4964-3279-7

 

 

Congratulations to Cara Whitney on the successful promotion of Unbridled Faith: 100 Devotions from the Horse Farm on Fox & Friends. Check out her interview at: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5796115630001/?#sp=show-clips. Unbridled has climbed to #4 on Amazon, too!

 

The accolades keep coming for Margot Starbuck! Congratulations, to Margot, Randol Hammer and Phillip Robinson for Forgiveness in the First Degree winning the 2018 Selah Award for Best Memoir with the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference. Check out the winners here: https://bit.ly/2lwEVOX. Also, Margot’s collaboration with Rashad Jennings for The IF in LIFE hits the New York Times Best Seller list at #5!

Congratulations to Kristin Weber for signing a production/TV Series agreement with Edwin Zane for The Smart Girl’s Guide to God, Guys, and the Galaxy.

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