WordServe News January 2019

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 Jan Drexler and Love Inspired Books on the new release, Convenient Amish Proposal.

Suddenly a Mother

When Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, with an adorable little girl in tow, she’s willing to aid him in any way. But there’s just one thing Andrew Yoder needs—a mother for little Mari. And he seems convinced Bethany is the answer, just as she’s sure any union between them would be one strictly of convenience…

Andrew thought Bethany had married another. Now, determined to keep Mari despite his mother-in-law’s interference, he offers Bethany marriage in name only. But she’s quickly becoming more than a housekeeper and a mamm. Can he leave the past behind to claim a family of the heart?

Make 2019 your best year yet! Congratulations to Kim Kimberling, Ph D, and Faithwords on the release of 14 Keys to Lasting Love: How to Have the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted.

Discover the 14 secrets to a lasting and loving marriage.
In this fresh, insightful marriage book, Dr. Kim talks directly to couples, showing you that marriage isn’t just meant to make you happy but to make you holy. Over the years, through his ministry, he’s conducted countless couples surveys. He knows what you struggle with and what areas of marriage scare you. He knows what you want and what you don’t want. By looking at 14 major areas of marriage, Dr. Kim shows couples how to stay on the right track. Through chapters on empathy, personal health, conflict behavior, talking, intimacy, sex, and more, you’ll learn how to have the happy, connected marriage you’ve dreamed of.
This book will change your marriage, and it will most certainly change you. If you want to know God and love more deeply in this life, 14 KEYS TO LASTING LOVE will show you how to do that.

From the authors of Building Faith Block by Block comes the new release from Michael Ross, Christopher Ross and Harvest House Publishers, A Kid’s Game Plan for Great Choices: An All-Sports Devotional

Sports Devotions to Help Your Child Win in Life

From the father-and-son team of Michael and Christopher Ross comes this unique devotional combining your kid’s love of sports with faith and life lessons to encourage growth.

Your child will be inspired by tons of pro tips from sports superstars, including Tim Tebow, Stephen Curry, Allyson Felix, and many more.

These forty devotions feature stories from 15-year-old Christopher’s world, plus kid-relevant teachings that bring Bible verses to life.

Your kid will get the game plan for making good decisions in three key areas:

  1. With the Team—learning godly sportsmanship
  2. At School—having A+ encounters with teachers and friends
  3. With Family—scoring big with parents and siblings

A Kid’s Game Plan for Great Choices will help your child see the connection between the things they love and the One who loves them.

Congratulations to Paul Basden, Jim Johnson and Harvest House Publishers on the release of Tough Stuff Parenting: Helping Your Kids Navigate Faith and Culture.

Are You Prepared to Talk with Your Child About…?

Discussing difficult topics with kids has never been easy, but in today’s world, it’s more difficult than ever. Gay marriage, terrorist attacks, pornography, police shootings, and yes, sex, are just some of the complex issues children will encounter in our current culture. When your child asks questions, will you have answers?

Tough Stuff Parenting will equip you to have thoughtful, age-appropriate conversations with your child. The biblically-based wisdom and practical tools you’ll find inside will help you confidently engage your kid in meaningful dialogue. And when questions arise, your child will look to you first for answers instead of friends or the Internet.

Make a lasting connection with your kid by learning how to effectively discuss life’s most complicated topics.

Come experience for yourself…Life is Good with a God who is Great! Shine throughout 2019 with this new devotional from Marjorie Jackson and Shiloh Run Press, The Devoted Life: A Creative Devotional Journal.

This topically guided creative journal for teen girls offers inspiration and encouragement for those who desire to live their lives fully devoted to Christ. Amidst the loud, confusing voices of the world, trying to tell them which way is the right way to go, girls need to stop, rest, refuel, and reflect in the presence of their truest Friend and most loyal heavenly Father. Whether it’s through creativity, meditating on scripture, prayer, or writing, readers will join young author and artist, Marjorie Jackson, for a time of life-giving fun, faith-strengthening encouragement, and God-glorifying growth. As girls connect with their first love, Jesus, they will begin to understand that life is truly good with a God who is absolutely great!

Congratulations to Mary Davis for the release of her novella, Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure, as part of the newly released, The MissAdventure Brides Collection: 7 Daring Damsels Don’t Let the Norms of their Eras Hold Them Back from Barbour Books. 

Zoyla Calkin sets out on an adventure to be the first woman to drive an automobile across the country. Will the journalist tasked to report her persume failure sabotage her efforts? Or will he steal her heart? Find out in this collection of historical-fiction brides.

 

Contracts

Anita Agers-Brooks, Karen Jordan, and Kathryn Graves signed with Bold Vision Books LLC for The Woven to be released in 2020.

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

Shellie Thomlinson signed with Rengery for her book, Regardless, to be released

New Clients

Dr. Dragos Bratasanu and Keith Allison (from Paul Revere and the Raiders fame!) signed with WordServe in January.  Welcome!

What We’re Celebrating

Congratulations to Jack W. London!  His book, Children of a Good War, was selected as one of the Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018!

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WordServe News: February 2016

Exciting things have been happening at WordServe Literary in the first month of 2016!

On the final post of each month you’ll find a list of Water Cooler contributors’ books released this month along with a recap of WordServe client news.

New Releases

christnerDianne Christner published Covered Bridge Charm with Shiloh Run Press. Set against the backdrop of the Sweet Life Assisted Living Facility in Sweet Home, Oregon, it follows the story of Carly Blosser, a 27-year-old woman who has her own ideas and an independent spirit–two things no Mennonite woman should have–as she works to reunite one of the facility’s elderly residents with her long-lost love.

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Barry Corey’s new book, Love Kindnesswill publish next month from Tyndale. Dr. Corey, president of Biola University, begins with a thought-provoking question: When did Christians stop being kind? This powerful book encourages readers to rediscover the forgotten virtue of kindness, and to embrace what it truly means to “do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).

cotyDebora Coty released Too Blessed to be Stressed: 3-Minute Devotionals for Women with Barbour. 180 uplifting readings pack a powerful dose of comfort, encouragement, humor, and inspiration for women, and take only three minutes of her day. Minute 1: scripture to meditate on; Minute 2: a short devotional reading; Minute 3: a prayer to jump-start a conversation with God.

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Steve Farrar published Manna with Thomas Nelson. Sometimes, the wilderness is the only place God can get our attention. Through personal stories and applications of biblical lessons, Manna reveals how God specializes in making a way where there is no way–when we feel trapped in financial, emotional, relational, or spiritual wildernesses, God will always lead us out and to the Promised land.

johnsonRick Johnson released Understanding the Man You Love with Revell. Johnson, a relationship and marriage expert, gives an open and honest look inside a man’s world to help wives understand just what goes on inside their husbands’ brains–and how couples can work together toward a mutually satisfying and fulfilling marriage.

i am nThe Voice of the Martyrs, a nonprofit, interdenominational organization that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world, published I am N, with Bob Welch ghostwriting. Through the inspiring stories of Christians facing Islamic extremists in the Middle East, this book reminds readers that all followers of Jesus have camaraderie with those who are persecuted, and encourages us to deepen our faith in a God who gives courage in a dark and hurting world.

New Contracts

Sue Detweiler signed with Bethany House for the publication of Life-Giving Woman of Prayer, intended to help women replace their common weaknesses with God’s power through prayer.

Cyndy Feasel signed with Thomas Nelson for the publication of Thrown for a Loss, the powerful story of her family’s descent into chaos and darkness after her husband, ex-NFL linebacker Grant Feasel, began to grapple with the devastating effects of CTE. Due out in early 2017.

April Knight signed with David C. Cook for her devotional #scripturedoodle. Part of a two-book deal, #scripturedoodle will stretch readers to explore the Bible creatively through inspiring and interactive illustrations of scripture each day.

New Clients

Kim Dolan Leto, Jack London, and David Rigby signed with Greg Johnson as clients this month. Sally Metzger, Jim Fletcher, Bob and Cheryl Moeller, and Judy Robertson signed with Nick Harrison. Welcome to all our new clients!