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.
Congratulations to Diane Carlson Evans and Bob Welch for the Release of Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse’s 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C.
What is the price of honor? It took ten years for Vietnam War nurse Diane Carlson Evans to answer that question—and the answer was a heavy one.
In 1983, when Evans came up with the vision for the first-ever memorial on the National Mall to honor women who’d worn a military uniform, she wouldn’t be deterred. She remembered not only her sister veterans, but also the hundreds of young wounded men she had cared for, as she expressed during a Congressional hearing in Washington, D.C.: “Women didn’t have to enter military service, but we stepped up to serve believing we belonged with our brothers-in-arms and now we belong with them at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. If they belong there, we belong there. We were there for them then. We mattered.”
In the end, those wounded soldiers who had survived proved to be there for their sisters-in-arms, joining their fight for honor in Evans’ journey of combating unforeseen bureaucratic obstacles and facing mean-spirited opposition. Her impassioned story of serving in Vietnam is a crucial backstory to her fight to honor the women she served beside. She details the gritty and high-intensity experience of being a nurse in the midst of combat and becomes an unlikely hero who ultimately serves her country again as a formidable force in her daunting quest for honor and justice.
Congratulations to Cara Whitney on the release of Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers.
Calling all fillies, colts, and ponies! An adaptation of Cara Whitney’s popular devotional for adults, Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers for ages 8-12 is filled with beautiful photos of horses, farms, and countryside that will inspire your young horse fans in their faith. Cara’s charming stories from life on a horse farm offer kids a unique opportunity to grow in their faith as they learn from one of God’s most majestic creatures.
Unbridled Faith Devotions for Young Readers is great for:
- Young readers, ages 8-12, beginning to learn more about their Christian faith and to embark on their spiritual growth journey.
- Children to read on their own. Each devotional features a Scripture, short reflection or story from Cara, and a prayer prompt.
- Tweens who love horses and animals.
- Families familiar with Unbridled Faith since content aligns with adult edition.
Young readers will appreciate the youthful full-color design and intriguing photography, including some from Cara’s own horse farm. Horse lovers everywhere will enjoy reading about these wonderfully caring, complex animals and what they teach us about prayer, persistence, and identity in Christ. You’ll appreciate how Cara’s words show tweens how to look for God’s grace in everyday moments and engage their faith in a new way.
Steve Arterburn and Stonecroft President Naomi Overton are teaming up on Every Woman’s Study Bible with Tyndale.
Jim Burns signed a two-book contract with Zondervan for Have Serious Fun: and 12 Other Lessons I Learned While Confronted with My own Mortality, and Doing Life in the Empty Nest.
Rick Johnson, Sunset Parenting (parenting your grandchild) with Salem Publishing.
Glaser and Weiss signed with Salem Publishing for Treading Boldly.
Ron Archer signed with Oskie Roar Entertainment LLC for What Belief Can Do.
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead signed with Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. for The 3Ms of Fearless Digital Parenting to be release late 2021.
Katie Powner signed with Bethany for A Light on the Mountain to be released Autumn 2021.
Stonecroft Ministries, Inc. (Beth Fitch), Laura Stack, Katy Epling, Bruce Thompson, Shannon Evans, Chris Lassiter, signed with WordServe in June. Welcome!
What We’re Celebrating
And the winner is…Congratulations to Stephen Arterburn and M.N. Brotherton for being Christian Book Award’s 2020 Young Literature Winner for Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles.
Congratulations to Sarah Jackson for The House that Love Built’s starred review from Publisher’s Weekly! Read all about it HERE.