WordServe News August 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

Congratulations to author and contributor, Lynne Hartke on her new release from Guideposts, Walking in Grace 2019.  Walking in Grace 2019 will draw you with its genuinely down-to-earth family of contributors, who reflect on the theme “In the Shadow of Your Wings.” Bask in the truth of God’s ever-present help and constant love in your life all year long.

 

Congratulations to Tracie Miles on her new release from David C. Cook, Love Life Again: Finding Joy When Life is Hard.

In Love Life Again, Tracie reminds readers they each get only one life to live and inspires them not to take it for granted. Through compelling personal stories and powerful insights from Scripture, she helps women identify the stumbling blocks to their joy and offers tools and insights to take back control of their happiness.

Every chapter ends with a practical call to action to motivate readers to begin loving their lives again. She also offers reflection questions, prayers, and creative ideas to help readers smile. Love Life Again helps readers learn how to live the abundant lives Jesus died for them to have, despite the circumstances they may face.

Stephen Arterburn and David C. Cook release the next two books in the Arterburn Wellness Series, Understanding and Loving a Person with BiPolar Disorder and Understanding and Loving a Person with Narcissistic Disorder. 

Becky Lyke Brown, M.S. teams up with Stephen Arterburn to offer:

  • Insight into when to help and when to pull back
  • How to connect with what a loved one is experiencing
  • Expert advice on when and how to seek treatment
  • Ideas for specific situations and conversations
  • Help for self-care and personal boundaries

Brown understands that loving someone who has bipolar disorder is a challenge on a daily basis. This practical resource reminds readers they are not alone.

Living or working with someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is extremely confusing. Victims of NPD often feel put down or dismissed, feel ashamed of their own needs, and may even wonder if they’ve lost their sanity.

As a counselor for nearly thirty years, Patricia Kuhlman has worked with many victims of narcissism. In this latest addition to Stephen Arterburn’s Wellness Series, Kuhlman explores:

  • Practical tools to break the cycle of pain
  • The most current research about NPD
  • How to establish personal boundaries
  • A self-care program including sample responses to narcissistic behaviors

Readers will find stability, truth, and hope in this practical guide.

New from Debora M. Coty and Shiloh Run Press (Barbour), it’s Too Blessed to Be Stressed for Moms.

Do you feel like you re drowning in the everyday stress-pool?
Wish you could make busy-ness a business so you’d be a millionaire?
Welcome to the maternal order of slightly sagging sisters of the ‘hood. The motherhood. 

With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, popular inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses heart needs of moms drowning in the churning stress-pool of busyness. In her beloved mom-to-mom, grin-provoking style, Coty offers empathy, laughs, real-life stories, practical parenting survival tips, and fresh biblical insights to help you hear Papa God s still, small voice through life s chaos.

Whether you’re struggling with stress related to attitude, time-management, guilt trips, patience, or something in between. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the peace we all crave the peace that passes all understanding.

Hilarious new release from Sandy Silverthorne with Revell (Baker Publishing Group) comes Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids.

Any kid can be a comedian with a little help from award-winning author/illustrator Sandy Silverthorne’s Crack Yourself Up Jokes for Kids. Perfect for kids ages 6-12, this zany collection of one-liners (Did you hear about the missing barber? Police are combing the city.), knock-knock jokes (Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Pizza. Pizza who? Pizza nice guy, don’t you think?), riddles (What’s red and goes up and down? A tomato in an elevator.), puns, and funny lists represents some of the world’s best clean humor. Add in the author’s hilarious illustrations and cartoons, and kids will get hours of fun with the kind of laughs that make milk come out your nose–that is, if you’re drinking milk while you read!

Released this month from Mary Davis is the second book in the Prodigal Daughters Series, Courting Her Secret Heart.

Caught between two worlds…A Prodigal Daughters story

Deborah Miller lives a double life as an Amish woman—and a fashion model! All photography is forbidden in her Plain community, so she must keep her job a secret. But when Amos Burkholder starts helping at her family’s farm, hiding the truth from him is impossible. And soon she must choose between the Englischer world of modeling and the Amish man she’s come to love.

Are you ready for some football? Excellent! Join Rob Maaddi and Zondervan as they celebrate the release of Birds of Pray: The Story of Philadelphia Eagles’ Faith, Brotherhood, and Super Bowl Victory. 

High Stakes, Deep Faith, and Unbreakable Brotherhood

They were the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to enter the playoffs as an underdog. Their star quarterback was out with a season-ending knee injury. Five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots towered over them. But public opinion didn’t matter to the Philadelphia Eagles. They believed in each other. The band of Christian brothers on the team believed in the God of the impossible, and they played for an audience of One.

The most extensive book to explore the Christian faith shared by many of the team’s players, Birds of Pray details the incredible inside story behind the Eagles’ capture of the biggest prize in professional sports: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Through exclusive interviews with the players, never-before-seen photos, and insider accounts of the miracle season’s most memorable moments, Philly native and Associated Press sportswriter Rob Maaddi reveals a side of the team the world has yet to fully witness.

From an impromptu baptism in the team’s cold tub to weekly Bible studies and pre-game prayers, to the unique friendship between star quarterback Carson Wentz and back-up-then-MVP Nick Foles – the Eagles excel in the unexpected. Birds of Pray follows the deep faith shared among players, the high stakes they faced together, and their relentless reliance on Christ who gives all strength in moments of crisis and celebration alike. The result is a boldly inspiring, entertaining read that will challenge readers to go deeper in their faith, dream bigger, and live with renewed courage for whatever odds life stacks against them.

Contracts

Jim Karol signed with St. Martin’s Press for The Mega Memory Plan to be released Fall 2019.

Ryan Hendrickson with Mike Yorkey signed with Center Street for his memoir about his several tours as a Green Beret. To be released, April 2020.

Ace Collins signed Baker Publishing Group for his book, Beyond the Sunset, to be released Winter 2020.

New Clients

Kyle Duncan, Elijah Crane, and Jesse Payne joined WordServe in August. Welcome!

 

What We’re Celebrating

Author Kevin Keating visits with the folks over at MLB.com to promote his new book, Waiting for a Sign. Catch Kevin Keating’s interview with MLB.com here: https://www.mlb.com/video/kevin-keating-on-his-new-book/c-2394898583

 

 

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