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 Angela Hunt, Bill Meyers, and Salem Books for the release of When God Happens: Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters.
PRAISE FOR THE WHEN GOD HAPPENS SERIES
“Reading When God Happens is like receiving an intravenous dose of hope in a world parched by hopelessness. It will remind you not just to hope for miracles but to expect them.”– Melanie Hemry, Guideposts magazine writer and author of fifty-four books
“A powerful read.”– Dimas Salaberrios, author of Street God
“True stories like these require those who don’t believe in angels … to explain the unexplainable.”– Cal Thomas, syndicated columnist
A diesel mechanic is smashed under the weight of a logging truck. A child’s inner tube is sucked out of a peaceful stretch of water into a frothing patch of dangerous rapids. A woman searching for peace is met with an icy chill when she begins arranging runestones….
In all these stories, there is one common thread–God’s angels are waiting and ready to powerfully intervene.
If you have ever doubted the presence of angels or questioned whether God is still acting through them, this book will inspire you to look beyond your everyday perceptions. In the follow-up to their 2018 title When God Happens: True Stories of Modern Day Miracles, bestselling authors Angela Hunt and Bill Myers invite you into the miraculous–sharing nineteen true, firsthand testimonies of angelic appearances, perfectly placed protection, and unforeseen interventions that will encourage you in your faith and cause even the most skeptical minds to take a second look.
Hear from a father whose family was saved from back-alley cutthroats by a mysterious Scotsman, a woman whose spiritual battle was inexplicably resolved through a tattooed pickup driver interested in potted plants, and a newlywed home economist whose generosity to an unexpected visitor transformed her life.
If you have ever doubted what angels are, where they come from, or how God is working through them today, we pray these stories will open your eyes to the mighty work that is done when God happens.
Congratulations to Sarah Varland and Love Inspired Suspense for the May 7 release of Alaskan Ambush.
He’ll take down their pursuers…
If she gets them out of the wilderness alive.
Pursued through the wilderness after an ambush that left his partner dead, Anchorage police officer Micah Reed stumbles on his assailants’ other target—backcountry tracker Kate Dawson. His best friend’s sister’s just the person to help him outrun the criminals…and solve his case. But with their pursuers closing in, can they rely on each other’s strength to survive this hazardous chase?
Congratulations to Rick Lawrence and Harvest House on the release of the ebook version of The God Who Fights for You: How He Shows Up in Your Suffering. (paperback releases June 25, 2019)
That Your Faith May Not Fail
Whether you’re facing a major loss, a difficult diagnosis, or the constant stress of everyday life, you might find yourself asking God, “Where are you in this pain?” In those moments, would it help to know that he has not forgotten you—that he is fighting for you in the middle of your pain?
Sometimes it’s not the major disaster that breaks you, but the everyday heartbreaks that wear you down. In The God Who Fights For You, bestselling author Rick Lawrence examines the trials that weigh on you, why God allows them, and what he wants to reveal through them. Journey with Rick and…
- discover hope and encouragement you can cling to in the middle of your challenges
- learn about the gracious God who allows your trials—and is always working to help you through them to the other side
- transform the way you think about suffering as you develop a richer understanding of the Savior’s love for you
When you’re feeling desperate, you don’t have to despair. The God who loves you is walking beside you—working to set you free.
Congratulations Steve “Spice” Spicer with T.L. Heyer for the release of Be Strong: The Making of a Marked Man.
A man’s journey through life is not easy, but the wounds do not tell the whole story. Healing, transformation, and significance can be yours when Jesus is the goal. In Be Strong, the author reveals his own transformation and the birth of an international ministry, Marked Men for Christ. This book will give men of faith the encouragement they need to overcome their past and their wounds to move forward in strength with Jesus at the center. The book also includes a 21-day devotional.
Congratulations to Jason Coombs for the release of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover from Brick House Press.
Is someone you love addicted? Have you found yourself wondering if all of your efforts to “help” or “fix” your loved one are really going the right direction? Addictions to prescription meds, opioids, alcohol and other substances are growing at exponential rates and ripping our families apart. What are the best strategies to help someone in bondage to a substance that drive real results? When Jason Coombs’ mother discovered her son was addicted to drugs and alcohol, she searched everywhere for resources and guidance that would grant her a spark of hope. She researched websites on the topic only to find a mixed bag of mediocre suggestions and an array of conflicting opinions. She was desperate for tools that could drive measurable results. Yet, her seemingly endless search for helpful guidance led her down a rabbit hole with no end in sight. Unhooked is the book, written by her recovered son, now leading his own treatment center, she wishes would have been available back then. This book will give you answers. It will give you hope. It will give you validation. It will give you a path to follow that will ultimately help you, and your addicted loved one recover.
Congratulations to Jared Frederick and Valor Press for the release of Dispatches of D-Day: A People’s History of the Normandy Invasion.
Spring 1944. The world held its breath as the Allies leapt across the English Channel in the largest amphibious operation of the Second World War. The Normandy invasion, legendary in myth and astounding in scope, comes to life as historian Jared Frederick resurrects long-forgotten tales of individual struggle, sacrifice, and community. In a rare form of engaging scholarship, Frederick paints an eloquently moving portrait of the soldiers and civilians dramatically affected by what Dwight Eisenhower called “the great crusade.” Among those personalities were intrepid correspondents who demonstrated the meaningful significance of the free press in wartime. In this sweeping narrative, readers will embark upon a journey between the lines as the powerful saga of D-Day unfolds with insightful interpretation and profoundly enduring lessons.
Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, A Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace by Anthony B. Thompson with Denise George, will be released June 4, 2019.
While the murder of his wife devastated Anthony Thompson, he and three other relatives of victims chose to privately and publicly forgive the shooter. Years later, the church and community still struggle to understand the family members’ deliberate choice to forgive the racist murderer. But as Charlestonians have witnessed these incredible acts of forgiveness, something significant has happened to the community–black and white leaders and residents have united, coming together peaceably and even showing acts of selfless love.
This book is the account of Anthony’s wife’s murder, the grief he experienced, and how and why he made the radical choice to forgive the killer. But beyond that, Anthony goes on to teach what forgiveness can and should look like in each of our lives–both personally, in our communities, and even in our nation. After much pain, reflection, and study, Thompson shares how true biblical love and mercy differ from the way these ideas are reflected in our culture.
Be inspired by this remarkable story and discover how the difficult decision to forgive can become the key to radical change.
Leslie Leyland Fields signed with NavPress for Tell a Better Story due to release Spring 2020.
Bob Welch with Don Malarkey signed with Regnery for Saving My Enemy which is the World War II story of American Don Malarkey and German Fritz Englebert’s post-war friendship. To be released Spring 2020.
Walt Larimore signed with Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for a three-book deal to include: Natural Medications for Common Conditions and two books of inspirational stories of Dr. Larimore’s practice in Kissimmee, FL. (Tales of a Country Doctor) to be released in 2020 and 2021.
Eileen and Holly Forlenza, Jenny L. Ross, Alice Wisler, Glenn Allen, Richard Kaufman signed with WordServe in May. Welcome!
What We’re Celebrating
Congratulations to Anthony B. Thompson with Densie George for the starred review in Publisher’s Weekly for Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace. Read the review HERE.
Check out the Bible Reading Plan on YouVersion Bible App for Amanda Anderson’s upcoming release of her new book, All My Friends Have Issues: Buidling Remarkable Relationships with Imperfect People (Thomas Nelson, July 9, 2019)