WordServe News December 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

ForgettableCongratulations to author Martha Bolton and BroadStreet Publishing on the new release, Forgettable Jokes for Older Folks: Jokes You Wish You Could Remember about Things You Thought you’d Never Forget.

Laugh all the way to your next birthday … and beyond!

We all age, but why grumble about it? If you’re still here, have some fun and enjoy life. The best way you can do that is through laughter.

From well-known comedy writer Martha Bolton comes a refreshing book of jokes for older folks. Topics for laughter include senior foibles, doctor visits, grandchildren antics, travel, politics, pets, technology troubles, good ol’ days, and love.

Give yourself a laugh vacation. Read this book, share it with your friends, and smile your way to a better outlook on life. And these days, who couldn’t use some extra laughs?

Congratulations to Daniel G. Amen, MD and Tyndale on the release of Feel Better Fast and Make it Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma.

If you want to feel happier, more optimistic, more joyful, and resilient, Dr. Amen’s groundbreaking new book is for you.
We’ve all felt anxious, sad, traumatized, grief-stricken, stressed, angry, or hopeless at some point in life. It’s perfectly normal to go through emotional crises or have periods when you feel panicked or out of sorts. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel―not just immediately, but also in the long run. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol, risky sexual behavior, anger, or wasting time on mindless TV, video games, Internet surfing, or shopping. And even though these behaviors may give temporary relief from feeling bad, they usually only prolong and exacerbate the problems―or cause other, more serious ones.

Is it possible to feel better―and make it last?

Renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen understands how critical it is for you to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll discover new, powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy and purpose for a lifetime.

New release from Stephen Arterburn, General Editor and Holman Press…Restoration Bible: Embracing God’s Word in Difficult Seasons. (LeatherTouch and Indexed)

We all have struggles and the Bible holds the ultimate truth for each one. The problem for those standing at a crossroad in life is how to find the path for healing and restoration. The CSB Restoration Bible features relevant and applicable notes and helps focused on life restoration in an easy-to-follow format to help individuals find hope and joy as they embrace the promises found in God’s Word during difficult seasons of life.

The key helps in this Bible include over 450 guided, devotional-style Restore notes following seven Life Restoration Principles via the easy-to-remember R.E.S.T.O.R.E acrostic (Rest and Reflection–Eternal Perspective–Support–Thanksgiving and Contentment–Other-centeredness–Relationships–Exercise of Faith). Each Restore note is based on a key verse in God’s Word related to a specific Life Restoration Principle followed by a short devotional to help expound upon the principle before guiding the reader to the “Next Step” in the restoration journey.

Other features include: A “First 30-days” Restoration devotional, book introductions highlighting “Restoration Themes” in each book, 66 restoration profiles of biblical characters and real people, 10 “Embracing God’s Word” full page features filled with scriptures highlighting biblical themes related to restoration, over 100 “Joyful Noise” callouts of scriptures throughout the Bible to provide encouragement from God’s Word, indices of all features for quick and easy reference, one and three year Bible reading plans, 52-week Scripture memory plan, topical concordance in “When you need…” and When you Feel…” format, two-column text, topical subheadings, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, and full-color maps.

The CSB Restoration Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays faithful to the Bible’s original languages without sacrificing clarity. With its optimal blend of accuracy and readability, the CSB is ideal for the church—for reading, for teaching, for sharing with others.

Congratulations to Kathy Berry and Kregel on the release of When Words Fail: Practical Ministry to People with Dementia and Their Caregivers.

Encouragement and guidance for ministering to those with dementia

Millions of Christians suffer from dementia diseases such as Alzheimer’s, making ministry to them difficult as they lose memories and the ability to communicate. Drawing on her years of experience as a long-term care chaplain, Kathy Berry provides practical information and tools to equip ministers and lay leaders to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of those living with dementia.

Chapters cover vital topics, including these:
Identifying those who may be showing signs of dementia and learning how to support them as they seek a diagnosis
Communicating with dementia patients as their language skills decline
Meeting the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of people with dementia–and the needs of their caregivers

An invaluable resource to meet a growing need for congregations around the country, When Words Fail equips readers to answer Christ’s call to minister to “the least of these.”

Contracts

Marcus Brotherton signed with W Publishing for the story of CaptainTammy Jo Shults, the pilot who landed a Southwest Airlines plane after one of its engines exploded and blew a hole in the cabin, to be released mid 2020.

Contemporary Christian Muscian and 2017 Artist-of-the-Year, Lisa Daggs with Margot Starbuck signed with Salem Publishing for Lisa’s memoir to be released in 2020.

Army War College Professor,  Christian Keller signed with Pegasus for The Great Partnership:  Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and the Fate of the Confederacy to be released in 2019.

New Clients

Katie Powner, Tom Hilpert, Dr. Rebecca Siegel, Steve Watkins, Brandon Gross, Wade Mullen, September Vaudrey and Jennifer Leo signed with WordServe in November.  Welcome!

 

 

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