Gabe and Renee Roman are on the edge -- relationally and spiritually. Both consider themselves followers of Christ. But after years of struggling in their marriage, their greatest test comes in the most unexpected of forms: a blizzard in the Oregon mountains. Their truck hurtles over the side of a mountain, and each encounters the realities of suffering, sacrifice, and service in Christ's name. It isn't until they surrender their last defenses that their surface understandings are torn away and all that's left is truth: only through obedience to God's call can they find true joy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Wilderness and Weather Are Easily Overcome. But Betrayal? Annie Justice sees things differently. Her unconventional condition, synesthesia, helped make her one of the most sought-after stained-glass artists in the country. And teamed with her German shepherd, she's just as successful in her work with the K-9 Search and Rescue Team, finding people seemingly hidden from others' eyes. But no one knows her expertise for hiding the childhood insecurities that plague her--until Jed Curry comes along. Then the search for a missing child goes awry, and Jed must reveal his true identity. He's prepared for Annie's anger, but not the hurt. And neither of them is prepared for the real trial ahead--something far more sinister and dangerous than their search. Can Jed and Annie overcome their unknown enemy--and the insecurities and secrets keeping them apart--before it's too late? Someone wants Annie to fail... either that, or he wants her dead. Annie Justice has always been different, thanks to a rare condition allowing her to see things others do not. It's a blessing and a curse. The blessing? Annie and her dog, Kodi, have become one of the most effective search-and-rescue teams ever. The curse? It's kept her from the only thing she wants: to fit in. But she doesn't. Not anywhere. Jed Curry, a producer of hit reality TV shows, likes that Annie's different. Different sells. Which is why he wants her on Everyday Heroes. But Annie has no interest in the show. Or the man. Then threatening e-mails kick off events that send Annie and Kodi--and the irritating Jed Curry--straight into the path of danger. Joined in a race against time and a cunning adversary, Annie and Jed struggle to work together. Because if they don't, it could cost them--and a lost little girl in the Oregon wilderness--everything. READER'S GUIDE INCLUDED Story Behind the Book"After my mother died, I realized that the way I lived my life was essentially her legacy. This book grew from that realization. Annot ("Light"), known as Annie, has always felt like the 'odd man out.' For all her success, Annie still doesn't feel like she really belongs. To give the story realism, I drew on my own experience as a member of the Jackson County Search and Rescue organization; on a friend who has Annie's condition of synesthesia; and on my own struggles to find my place in life and to understand God's calling and purpose for the gifts He's given me." --Karen BallFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
This rerelease of the first Palisades romance by Karen Ball tells the story of a young widow who learns to love again. Taylor Sorensen has a secret: there are wolves on her ranch. Taylor's new ranch hand, Connor Alexander, has a secret, too: he's a wildlife biologist who's been sent to find out if, after sixty years, wolves have returned to Wyoming. Caught in a fierce battle against angry ranchers and centuries of superstition, Taylor and Connor are drawn together by their desire to protect these wild, majestic animals. What they don't know is that there's someone else out there who hates the wolves -- someone who's as determined to get rid of them as Taylor and Connor are to protect them.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Deputy's Sense of Justice Destroyed There's no way sheriff's deputy Dan Justice could have prepared for this. He spent a lifetime ensuring his actions and faith live up to the meaning of his name--Avidan: "God is just." Then injustice invades his world, ripping away what matters most, forever robbing him of the life he once knew. Can his sisters and small-town community--especially one woman who loves Dan--help him overcome the horrors he's facing? Or will bitterness and anger shatter him forever? What happens when justice fails the lawman? Sanctuary, Oregon . A town where the local diner owner makes you drink your milk--no matter how old you are. Where juvenile delinquency means blowing up outhouses. Where folks not only know their neighbors, but care about them. For widowed sheriff's deputy Dan Justice, it's a place where he and his kids can heal and grow. Shelby Wilson loves Sanctuary and her work with troubled teens. Like Jayce Dalton. Sure, he's as troubled as they come, but Shelby knows Dan is exactly what Jayce needs. She just didn't expect that Dan might be what she's always needed, too. But sleepy little Sanctuary has a dark side, steeped in pain and secrets. Secrets that could destroy everything Dan holds dear. Secrets that will one day have Dan groping through the fog toward a lifeless body--and faith-shattering grief. Can Dan find sanctuary in the light of God's justice? "A surefire hit!"-- Karen Kingsbury , bestselling author of Beyond Tuesday Morning "Shattered Justice is for anyone who has ever known grief or asked God, "Why me?"-- Terri Blackstock , bestselling author of River's Edge Story Behind the Book"The idea for Shattered Justice came out of an article I read in the newspaper. This very thing happened to a police officer. As I read the article, I kept wondering how anyone who spent his life serving others could ever come back from such a horrific, unjust loss. Of course the details in this book differ from the event that inspired it, but the story unfolds from a similar life-shattering event and follows Dan as he struggles with grief and anger."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Anne's daughter Faith is the answer to her lifelong prayer to be a mother. But her dream is shattered when the teenager rejects Anne's love and the love of God. After years pass, and God heals their relationship, Anne falls seriously ill. Faith watches her mother weaken, struggling with role reversals and leaning on God as never before. Through all the intricacies of their relationship, all the joys and trials, they learn that God is with them. He brings them peace in the darkness, joy in the midst of sorrow, and hope in the face of death. A Motherhellip; Anne knew God would answer her fervent prayers for a baby. That's why, when her daughter was born, she named herFaith. But as Faith grows into a teenager, mother and daughter rarely see eye-to-eye about anything-including God. When Faith erupts in rebellion, Anne's world is shattered. Now Anne must leave her precious daughter in God's hands. A Daughterhellip; By God's grace, Faith survived a turbulent youth-a terrible time when she hurt those she loved most. Faith has since grown close to her parents, especially her mom. But then her mother falls seriously ill. As Anne weakens, Faith struggles with the reversal of their roles. Though she finds strength in God, fear is her constant nemesis. Will God answer her prayers as He did her mother's? And the God Who Loves Them Both. A Test of Faithexplores the intricacies of the mother-daughter bond and celebrates the rich, enduring love that often flourishes. Follow these two women through a lifetime as they learn to surrender their relationship and dreams to God-and trust that His love and faithfulness are unending. Story Behind the Book I hope to give women a sense of celebration in this wonderous connection God has given us with our mothers and daughters, to help them releate to each other in a more healthy and biblical manner. To find joy in our differences and to find ways to praise God together for all He's given us. This is a story that comes from my own experiences and will address issues I've seen Christians struggle with for years. This is an honest, sometimes difficult, and yet ulitmately encouragin and uplifting book.
Nothing's going to stop Kyla... until the ground crumbles beneath her feet. Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she's called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she realize what it is: her sense of purpose. Now nothing can stop her, not the low budget, not supply problems, not gang opposition, not her boyfriend's suggestion that she sell her business and marry him-and most especially not that disagreeable Rafael Murphy. Rafe Murphy understands battle. Wounded in action, this Force Recon Marine carries the scars-and the nightmares-to prove it. Though he can't fight overseas any longer, he's found his place as a warrior in the civilian world. So he soldiers on, trusting that one of these days, God will reveal to him why Rafe survived the ambush in Iraq. That day has arrived. Kyla and Rafe both discover that determination alone won't carry them through danger and challenges. When gang violence threatens their very foundations, there's only one way to survive: rely on each other, be real-and surrender to God. In other words, risk everything...
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