At thirty-one, Ellen Barrett has already won a Pulitzer prize. Sadly, though, her skill as a journalist far surpasses her ability to sort out her troubled past, so she's less than eager to return to picturesque Petoskey, Michigan, for her beloved father's funeral. When she most needs comfort, her husband is distant and her siblings antagonistic -- and the solace an old sweetheart offers is almost too much to resist. In the end, going home to the shores of Little Traverse Bay is an emotional and spiritual journey for Ellen -- a rediscovery of what is truly important and eternal in her life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The PRISM(tm) Weight Loss Program, founded in 1990, has helped more than 60,000 people transform their eating behaviors with a sensible, lifestyle-change approach. That approach is now available in The Prism Weight Loss Program, by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and Prism cofounder Toni Vogt. The book shows readers how to not just tame the monster of food addiction, but destroy it through simple eating strategies and biblical principles. It includes testimonials, descriptions of the authors' personal struggles with food addiction and their ultimate success, details of the program, and a recipe section that will help readers become the people God created them to be.From the Hardcover edition.
Hannah Ryan is the mother of two adorable little girls and the wife of a doting husband. Her life is perfect -- until the night her husband and eldest daughter are ripped away from her by a drunken driver. Torn by grief and rage, Hannah finds her faith -- like that of Jeremiah weeping over Jerusalem -- tested to the limits. As she walks the long road of her own modern-day Lamentations, she must learn to forgive... and finally discover that God's mercies truly are new every morning. Sometimes the road home is only found by letting go.Sgt. Miller cleared his throat. "I'm afraid there's been a car accident..." As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for her -- a husband other women admire, two charming teenage daughters, and a loving Christian home. As the sunny afternoon turns into twilight, her uneasiness grows along with the shadows. Then a car pulls into Hannah's driveway, bringing two police officers...and devastating news that shatters her life forever. In the days that follow, Hannah struggles with unspeakable feelings of sorrow and rage--feelings that fuse into one chilling purpose for living: revenge against Brian Wesley, the drunk driver who has caused all her pain. In her fury, Hannah shuts the Lord out of her life. She's determined not to forgive Wesley or the God who allowed this tragedy to happen. Can two caring people help Hannah rediscover her faith...before bitterness destroys her?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Karen Kingsbury's twelfth book, A Moment of Weakness, is a captivating story of human weakness and divine faithfulness. Jade and Tanner were childhood friends until scandal drove them apart. Then one golden summer they found each other again and shared dreams of forever. But in a moment of weakness they made a decision that would tear them apart for nearly a decade. Now, Jade's unfaithful husband wants to destroy her in a custody battle that is about to shock the nation. Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer -- and the truth that can set them all free.Had they found each other again after all these years only to lose everything that matters most...? As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends--until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then--in a moment of weakness--they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade. In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade's unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people's understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she's spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is--and what she's done--is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. Will she walk away from everything, or can Maggie allow God to take her to a place of ultimate honesty--before it's too late? Maggie Stovall. One of the golden people. She has it all together. At least on the surface... Ben Stovall. Godly husband. Successful attorney. Has no idea of the darkness about to overtake his life... Amanda Joy. Child of society. Abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God is still alive... When Joy Came to Stay is the heart-wrenching story of one woman's descent into the shadows of depression, her husband's search for understanding, and a precious child's unwavering faith. "Kingsbury's poignant tale of a lost and broken family and how they experience God's miraculous healing is a sure guarantee to bring hope and joy to her readers." --Melody Carlson, bestselling author, Diary of a Teenage Girl series "A thought-provoking account of the battle of depression in a believer's life. It leaves no doubt that God is loving, merciful, and faithful." --Nancy Moser, author, The Mustard Seed seriesStory Behind the Book"Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first-ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story--though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today's climate; something I am passionate about. Finally, When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman's battle against depression and the secrets of her past." --Karen KingsburyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Karen Kingsbury's celebrated series about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the faithfulness of God. A Time to DanceJohn and Abby are ready to call it quits. But is it ever too late to love? They're the perfect couple--envied by their friends, cherished by their children. But John and Abby Reynolds know they're just pretending. In fact, they're waiting for the right time to tell the kids they're going to divorce. But at the family meeting where they plan to tell them, Nicole shares a surprise of her own: she's getting married. How can they spoil her joy? They'll pretend a little longer--until after the wedding. But questions begin to haunt them as the date draws nearer. Are their love and commitment still there under all the pain and misunderstanding? And is it still possible, alone in the moonlight, to once more find a time to dance? A Time to EmbraceTheir whole life together has been a series of miracles. Can they really hope for more? After overcoming a crisis in their marriage, Abby and John are experiencing a season of joy and restoration. For the first time in years they're making time to enjoy life and embrace each other. But then a car accident causes them to suddenly face a future they never imagined. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, they must remember what is important and cling to that above all else.
After suffering the loss of his mother and separation from his sister and the girl he loved, Jordan Riley fills the holes in his soul with anger. But Faith Evans begins to disassemble the walls around Jordan 's heart, and he realizes there's something very familiar about her... Everything Is on the Line ...for Faith Evans, an up-and-coming newscaster. A woman of honor and integrity, who finds herself making a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy... ...for Jordan Riley, a powerful attorney dedicated to fighting for human rights and against God. A man still reckoning with the boyhood loss of the three women who once meant everything to him... ...for Bethany, Pennsylvania, a small town no one ever dreamed would become the center of national attention. But it has. All because of a beloved, hundred-year-old statue of Jesus Christ that stands in Bethany's park. A statue that some say is a clear violation of separation of church and state. A statue that has to come down. A statue that suddenly becomes the focus of a bitter conflict--one rife with political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts. Before it's over, everything that Jordan and Faith and the town of Bethany stand for will be challenged. Will love be enough when the battle rages on every side? Story Behind the Book"Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first-ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story--though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today's climate; something I am passionate about. Finally, When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman's battle against depression and the secrets of her past." --Karen KingsburyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
John and Abby are ready to call it quits. But is it ever too late to love? They're the perfect couple--envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abby Reynolds know they're just pretending to be happy. In fact, they're waiting for the right time to tell the kids they're going to divorce. But at the family meeting where they plan to tell their children, Nicole shares a surprise of her own: she's getting married. How can they spoil her joy with their announcement? They can pretend a little longer--until after the wedding. But questions begin to haunt them as the date draws nearer. What happened to the love and commitment that held them together for so long? Is it still there somewhere under all the pain and misunderstanding? And is it still possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find . . . a time to dance? The first novel in Karen Kingsbury's celebrated series about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God.
They celebrated their love with a dance. But will it end in divorce? John and Abby Reynolds were the perfect couple, sharing a love born of childhood friendship and deep family ties. They are envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abbey are about to lose it all. On the verge of having an affair, John is no more the man Abby married than she is the long-ago girl of his dreams. They are strangers whose days of dancing seem gone forever. They gather their three children to announce their plans, but before they can speak, their daughter makes an announcement of her own; she's getting married in the summer. Abby and John determine not to ruin their daughter's season of happiness, but as the wedding nears they are haunted by questions. Is the decision they've made irreversible? Are there times when marriage--even the marriage between two people of faith--is truly beyond repair? And is it possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find...a time to dance? Discover the resiliency of boundless love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God in A Time to Dance.
The decision has been made. After 23 years of marriage, John and Abby Reynolds are getting a divorce. But before they can tell their children, their daughter joyfully announces that she's getting married! Postponing their news until after the wedding, they begin to wonder . . . can they find again the love they've lost?
This collection of true stories from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. A chance encounter that changes everything . . . help that appears from nowhere . . . kindness when it's least expected . . . We've all experienced miracles in our lives. Now Karen Kingsbury has collected a series of real-life stories about people whose lives were changed by the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. In each of these stories, Karen brings undeniable proof of God's presence in our lives. And with an uplifting voice, she gives us a joyous reminder of the true meaning of Christmas: the greatest miracle of all is opening our hearts to love.
One long-ago Christmas, Earl Gibson lost the two things most precious to him: his wife and daughter. Angry and heartbroken, he ended up living on the streets and abandoned any belief he'd once had in God. Ten years later Big Earl meets Gideon, a seven-year-old leukemia patient who believes with all her heart that "Christmas means never having to ask God how much he loves us." Gideon is determined to reach this lonely and hurting man who hates Christmas--and he is just as determined to rebuff her. It will take a miracle for Earl to come to understand the true meaning of Christmas. But if he can accept what Gideon wants to give him, he might find that he can return the favor with a precious gift of his own. In GIDEON'S GIFT, Karen Kingsbury reminds us that Christmas is still a time of miraculous possibilities if only we reach out to those around us.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury tells the poignant tale of a little girl's gift to a bitter, homeless man that changes both of their lives and reminds them of the true meaning of Christmas.
Halfway to Forever brings back two of Karen Kingsbury's favorite couples -- Waiting for Morning's Matt and Hannah, and Jade and Tanner from A Moment of Weakness -- who once again face traumatic issues. Matt and Hannah risk losing another daughter as they invest their emotions in a risky adoption, and Tanner dreads losing Jade when brain cancer threatens her first pregnancy. Kingsbury's latest heart-wringing novel tells of two familiar, beloved couples learning to depend on God daily, regardless of trials and troubles that mark the path halfway to forever.You wept with them as they were Waiting for Morning... You shared their Moment of Weakness... Now watch them face the greatest struggles of their lives. Matt and Hannah Bronzan have found a new life in the face of devastating loss. Together with Hannah's daughter, Jenny, they are finally moving forward--toward the adoption of a little girl. A younger sister for Jenny, a daughter for them to love and raise together. But just when the dream seems to be coming true, disaster strikes. Can Hannah survive the loss of another daughter? Jade and Tanner Eastman love the Bronzans. Matt and Tanner are partners in a successful religious freedom law firm, and the two couples share a great deal. Not the least of which has been Jade and Tanner's struggle to have children. When they discover Jade is pregnant, their joy is boundless. Until the rest of the news hits...and suddenly what should be a joyous event becomes a threat to Jade's very life. Will Tanner come through decades of loneliness only to face losing Jade one final time? Caught in a desperate battle against all that threatens to derail their faith and sideline their futures, these four struggle together to depend daily on God, regardless of what comes against them, as they journey halfway to forever.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The 5 volume Redemption Series is set in Bloomington, Indiana. The series follows the lives of John and Elizabeth Baxter and their five adult children, each of whom is trying to find his or her way in life--sometimes with God, sometimes without. The series will follow the paths of pain and pleasure, tragedy and tears that take place in the lives of Brooke, Kari, Ashley, Erin, and Luke. The Baxters, their spouses, and friends experience the same struggles each of us faces--the longing for lasting love, the hurt of broken relationships, the fear of the unknown, questions about the future, the sorrow of loss, and the joy of restored relationships. Over time you'll come to know the Baxter family as if they were your neighbors or members of your own family. The Redemption Series illustrates the relational teachings of Gary Smalley in a way that is changing lives across the world. In the opening Book, Redemption, when Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her college professor husband Tim is involved in an adulterous relationship with college student Angela Manning and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates one of Gary Smalley's key messages: Love is a decision.
Their whole life together has been a series of miracles. Can they really hope for more? After overcoming a crisis in their marriage, Abby and John Reynolds are experiencing a season of joy and restoration. For the first time in years they're making time to enjoy life and embrace each other. And John loves his coaching job . . . at least he did until high-school politics make him wonder if it's time to quit. As they wrestle with that situation, something greater rocks their world. A car accident causes Abby and John to suddenly face a future they never imaginedùall because of one teen's thoughtlessness. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, they must remember what is important and cling to that above all else. God is moving mightily in their lives . . . if they can just hold on to Him and each other. The second novel in Karen Kingsbury's celebrated series about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God.they never expected?
Their whole life was a series of miracles. Can they really hope for one more? And as tragedy pulls their lives apart, can they somehow find that all-important time to embrace? After twenty-one years, John and Abby Reynolds are back together and feeling like newlyweds. Together they are convinced they can handle the issues of their past, the questions from their children, and even the high-school politics that drain the joy from John's coaching career. But then disaster strikes...the type of tragedy John and Abby never expected. The squeal of brakes and the crunch of metal changes everything. Suddenly devastation tears at the heart of their family, and the depth of their existence. In the process, their children falter in their faith and guilt colors everything about the future. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, John and Abby must remember what is important and cling to that above all else. Together, they're determined to move on with their lives. but is "together" enough for a future they never expected?
Sequel to A Time to Dance...another excellent book about God's mercy and grace through trials and tradgedy
A collection of amazing and touching stories that celebrates women and shows that miracles are still possible.
Megan Wright spent one unforgettable summer week with a boy when they were both teens. And despite a lifetime of heartache and bad choices, she has never let go of his magical definition of love, even if she has trouble believing in it. After college Megan settled for a relationship of convenience. Now she's a high powered attorney and, after the death of her husband two years ago, has been looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to contact the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connects him with a fatherless child. Life suddenly takes a series of unusual twists, and soon Megan will learn that the teenage boy from all those years ago actually kept his promise, and the miracle she prayed for as a girl is only a breath away.
n her second Christmas story, author Karen Kings- bury offers a heartwarming tale of a woman who no longer believes in love....and the man who helps her learn that miracles really do happen. When she was 13 years old, Megan Wright spent a summer with a boy who shared with her his special definition of love. After college, though, Megan settled for a relationship based more on convenience than true feelings. Now, years later, a widowed Megan is looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, Casey Cummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to the Manhattan Children's Organization, who connects him with Megan's son. Now life is suddenly taking a series of unusual twists: Megan's prayers are answered with the long-ago promise of the miracle of love--in a way that only heaven in all its glory could have brought about.
The book is a fiction book taking place in New York City. Two men, a firefighter and a businessman, look-alikes from two widely differing parts of the country, meet on the stairwell of the collapsing South tower of the World Trade Center. One survives with amnesia, the other dies. How does the firefighter's wife help the survivor find his way back to life? How does the journey affect all involved?
Convinced she could make it on her own, Ashley Baxter has kept the most important people in her life at a distance--her family, the man who loves her, and the God she is sure can never forgive her. Now, just as she begins to open her heart, the events of September 11 rip into Ashley's world and she is led to heartbreaking and hope-filled decisions that will forever change her life. This story vividly illustrates that we must value others more that ourselves, and it drives home one of Gary Smalley's key messages: Honor one another.
This touching novel reunites readers with the Baxter family and focuses on the only Baxter son, Luke. He is determined to leave his faith and his past behind and embrace a new, free-thinking future. But what he doesn't realize is that his past holds a secret even he doesn't know. When Luke finds out, his comfortable new life is turned upside down, and he must turn back to his roots.
A terrifying abduction leaves two girls desperate to escape. . .a blizzard howls around a freezing young hiker. . .a twin in a hospital waiting room has never felt so afraid. . ..Where can they turn when it seems that nothing, no one, can help them? The answer is as close as a heartbeat, because God is always there when we need his love--or a miracle.In this extraordinary book, New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury brings together the stories of teens who have faced unbelievable challenges. Each real-life tale contains proof that God cares about us all the time and responds to our prayers, often in surprising ways.Filled with amazing true stories for and about teens, this uplifting collection shows us that we are never alone, not even in the darkest hours when life takes the most astonishing turns.