It’s January! Winter break is over, but the season has just begun. Here are our in new books, authors and news . . . our highlights below include new releases, contracts signed, notable reviews and PR events, new authors to the agency and other news of note by clients and agents.
Congratulations to Laurie Polich Short and Bethany House Publishing on the January 31st release of Faith, Doubt, and God’s Mysterious Timing: 30 Biblical Insights about the Way God Works.
When God’s Plan Is Unclear
What in the world is God doing? It’s easy to wonder this. We are living in an unfolding story, and it’s hard to hold on when difficult circumstances linger, or your deepest prayer hangs in the air, seemingly unanswered. Thankfully the Bible is filled with people who experienced the same thing. They had to learn to trust God’s way and timing–and their stories give us insights to live that way too.
Mining often-overlooked passages of Scripture, Laurie Polich Short has unearthed 30 practical, encouraging gems of wisdom found in the faith and lives of biblical heroes to help you
- see more of God’s work as it unfolds in your life
- have hope in circumstances that previously felt hopeless
- be more comfortable–and possibly even excited–to lean into the unknown
Here is your compass to living your story well when the way forward is unclear.
“Why, God? What are you doing, God? Questions at the crossroads of faith and doubt can lead us to dead ends or to new vistas. Laurie’s brilliant, biblical insights will help you see the map from God’s mysterious perspective.”–JOHN BURKE, New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven.
In the cold and dangerous spring of 1924, amateur detective Annalee Spain races the clock to solve the murder of a handsome barnstorming pilot before the clever Black theologian―a target of the ruthless Colorado Klan―is framed for the crime, and before she is lured by the risky flirtations of the victim’s dashing twin brother.
As this second installment of Patricia Raybon’s critically acclaimed mystery series opens, Annalee Spain offers her fancy lace handkerchief―a gift from her complicated pastor boyfriend, Jack Blake―to a young woman crying in a Denver public library. But later that night, when police find the handkerchief next to the body of the young woman’s murdered husband, Annalee becomes the number one suspect, and her panic doubles when she learns that Jack has gone missing.
With just days to solve the murder before the city’s Klan-run police frame her for the crime, Annalee finds herself hunting for clues in the Colorado mountain town of Estes Park. She questions the victim’s wife and her uncle, a wealthy Denver banker, at their mountain lodge, desperate for leads. Instead, she finds a household full of suspects and even more burning questions. Who keeps threatening her, why can’t she find Jack, and will a dangerous flirtation be her undoing? Her answers plumb the depths of the human heart, including her own, exploring long-buried secrets, family lies, even city politics―all of which could cost the young detective her fledgling love . . . and perhaps even her life.
Congratulations to Jennifer L Fitzpatrick and Post Hill Press on the February 28th release of Reimagining Customer Service in Healthcare: Boost Loyalty, Profits, and Outcomes.
This book helps you transform patients, clients, and family caregivers from hateful to grateful.
Do you look forward to your next hospitalization or medical procedure? If not, you are far from alone! Very few people enjoy needing a doctor, physical therapist, or other healthcare provider. Even fewer look forward to needing a hospital, assisted living, home health, or hospice services for themselves or their loved ones.
Dread of interacting with the healthcare system has skyrocketed because of the pandemic. Distrust in public health officials and agencies is at an all-time high. Patients have died alone in the hospital because of ongoing COVID-19 policies. Some outpatient health and mental health providers still refuse to see patients in person. Prior to March 2020, patients dreaded the thought of needing healthcare services. Now, several years after waiting for things to get better, they hate the thought of needing these services even more.
Reimagining Customer Service in Healthcare helps leaders and clinicians transform their organizations with simple, creative strategies. The results? Previously reluctant, uneasy, and resistant patients, clients, and family caregivers become less stressed and more trusting.
Kelsey Scism signed with Bethany House for the July 2024 release of One Year With Jeus.
Dr. Amen with Dr. Frey signed with Tyndale House for the March 2024 release of Parenting Shouldn’t Be This Difficult.
Paul Gopo, Erinn Karpovck, and Russell Joyce recently signed with WordServe. Welcome!
What We’re Celebrating
Congratulations to Jamie Sumner. Her sequel to “Roll With It”, Time To Roll, is featured in Motherly’s Best Kids Books for 2023. Read about all of the suggested books at Motherly.