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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.
This latest release in the Redemption series reunites readers with the continuing saga of the Baxter family. Brooke Baxter has achieved everything this world has to offer--a prestigious career, a beautiful home, and two wonderful children. Her recent return to her faith is an encouragement to her family. But if she faces tremendous loss, can her fledgling faith and her rocky marriage survive?
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.
This touching story allows us to see into the lives of the Baxter family as Erin and Sam attempt to adopt a child. As the family looks forward to a heartwarming reunion they find out that Mr. and Mrs. Baxter have a secret that could change their lives forever.
Every year Sarah Lindeman celebrates Christmas the same way, placing one special ornament on her tiny tree on each of the twelve days of Christmas. It is her time to remember where she came from, who she is today, and how long ago a song gave her another chance at love. But this year the ritual is different. This year a desperate young woman is listening, a nurse who cares for Sarah at the Greer Retirement Village. Sarah senses a familiar struggle in the woman's soul and shares the story of her song in hopes that it will help her find healing, as it did Sarah so long ago.
Brad Cutler is a rising star at his New York ad agency and about to marry the girl of his dreams. He seems to have it all, until memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Haunted by the past, he turns to God seeking forgiveness and redemption.
A desperate time, a determined love, and a sister's quest for reconciliation. Only their love for one another can help them overcome today's trials for a brighter future ... someday.
As Katie and Dane struggle with being newlyweds, what miracles or tragedies will befall the rest of the Baxter family through Ashley and Landon's unborn baby?
First in the Sunrise series, also continuing with the Baxters from Redemption series.
A NEW CHAPTER With the demands of Hollywood life behind them for now, Dayne and Katy Matthews continue to adjust to life in Bloomington as they look forward to a new chapter together-expanding their family. Meanwhile, the entire CKT staff is busy preparing for the first production in Dayne and Katy's theater. A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY The Flanigans rally to support Bailey and Connor as they try out for lead roles in the musical, but then the family receives tragic news that weighs heavily on everyone's minds. At the same time, Jim Flanigan faces a decision that could drastically change his family's life. A BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING As John Baxter prepares for his marriage to Elaine Denning, one of the Baxters enters the most trying season of all. Will a time of renewed love and hope be strong enough to establish the sacred ground of marriage and chart a course for the future? And when the time comes to finally sell the beloved Baxter house, memories of times gone by meet with the changes of today, proving that only the support of faith and family can take a person into the sunset years of life. A story about God's unending faithfulness, the power of family love, and the healing miracle of redemption.
Filmmakers Keith Ellison and Dayne Matthews finally ink a deal with the nation's top young actor. But the actor takes a public fall that threatens his reputation. Fourth and final book in the Above the Line series.
In the high-powered world of film making, two unknown producers struggle to make a name for themselves. With millions of investors' dollars on the line, everything starts to fall apart and they realize they may be in over their heads. Is it possible to keep things above the line, to beat the odds and make a movie unlike anything ever done before? Or, will they lose everything in the process?
Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison set out to change the world with their films-and they are finally seeing their dreams come true. The dedicated producers are deep in negotiations with America's top young movie star to play the lead in their next inspirational production.
Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have completed their first feature film, and Hollywood is buzzing with the news. In the wake of that excitement, the producers acquire rights to a novel that has all the ingredients they want for their next project. At the same time they cross paths with a well-connected player who introduces them to the right people, and suddenly every studio in town wants to talk to Chase and Keith. The producers' dreams are on the verge of coming true, but Chase's marriage is strained and Keith's daughter-- Andi Ellison-- is making questionable choices in her quest for stardom. The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film-- but is the change worth the cost?
Annie Warren always wanted the best for her son, Josh. But years of failure and bad choices created a heartbreaking distance that has grown far worse since the day Josh was hit by a drunk driver. Now on medical disability, Josh has put his life on hold for years, waiting for the insurance company to send a settlement that never seems to come. Worse, he believes the story of a scheming woman who claims they have a seven-year-old daughter named Savannah. Despite the unlikelihood and complete lack of evidence, Josh dreams of being a father and is determined to one day claim the child. His family doesn't know the full story. They don't know what happened the night of the accident that was worth the chronic pain Josh suffers every waking minute, or that he is turning his life around. They haven't seen that Savannah's eyes are his, and they don't know how desperately the little girl needs her family. When the settlement that rightly belongs to Josh is threatened, Annie sets out to defend her son. But she might find a treasure more valuable than money, one she never expected, one that is the greatest gift her son could ever give her--THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN.
In this mass market edition, #1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury weaves a powerful story of a young couple whose love must face the ultimate challenge.Cody Gunner has no use for real love. Abandoned as a child by the person he needed the most, he swears he will never allow himself to love again. Ali Daniels denies love as well. Carrying a terrible secret, she lives life to the fullest, taking risks and refusing relationships. When Cody and Ali meet, their first instincts are to hide behind their emotional walls, seemingly doomed to repeat the patterns they have established for most of their lives. But their attraction is too strong, and soon they're doomed in another way, for neither can avoid falling in love, regardless of the consequences. Only after three years--a thousand tomorrows later--do they realize at what cost their relationship comes. In the end, they must decide if love is worth the ultimate price.
In A Thousand Tomorrows, Cody Gunner, a talented but angry cowboy, meets Ali Daniels, a lovely and mysterious barrel-racer. The two are national champions, top of their game, alone and intent on staying that way. Cody has rejected everything about his past, and only has room for his little brother, Carl Joseph, born with Down Syndrome. Ali embraces life, making the most of every moment because of a secret she keeps hidden from the public, connecting her with a sister who died before she had a chance to live. Before their paths intersect, competing is all they need, but what fears must they face if together they ignite a love that burns brighter than both of them? In Just Beyond the Clouds, Cody is nursing a broken heart over the death of the love of his life, when he meets Elle Dalton, Carl Joseph's teacher. Cody can't bear the thought of losing his little brother, too, so when Elle begins championing Carl Joseph's independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even while they battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? In the brand-new omnibus edition, Karen Kingsbury's continuing story of devotion, tragedy, and renewal, comes to life, teaching that while love often causes the heart to break, it's also the only thing that can mend it again.
La vida entera de ellos fue una sucesión de milagros. ¿Pueden acaso esperar otro más? Y cuando la tragedia divide sus vidas, ¿podrán de alguna forma conseguir ese tiempo importante para abrazarse? Después de 20 años, John y Abby Reynolds vuelven a unirse y a sentirse como recién casados. Juntos, están convencidos de que pueden lidiar con las cuestiones de su pasado, las preguntas de sus hijos y mucho más pero ocurre un desastre... el tipo de tragedia que John y Abby no esperaban. El chirrido de los frenos y el crujir del metal lo cambiaron todo. De pronto, las lágrimas asolaron el corazón de su familia y de su existencia. En el proceso, sus hijos vacilaron en la fe y la culpa matizó su futuro. Buscando el perdón y esperando un milagro, John y Abby tuvieron que recordar qué era lo importante para aferrarse a ello por encima de todo. "Juntos" decidieron seguir adelante con sus vidas, pero ¿es eso suficiente para enfrentar un futuro incierto?
Ellos celebraron su amor con unbaile. Pero, ¿terminará en divorcio? John yAbby Reynolds eran la pareja perfecta, compartiendo el amor nacido de lainfancia, la amistad y los profundos lazos familiares. Son envidiados por sus amigos,mimados por sus hijos, admirados por sus compañeros. Pero John y Abby están a punto de perderlo todo. Ambos son extraños cuyos días de gozo parecen haberseesfumado para siempre.Así que reúnen a sus tres hijos paraanunciarles sus planes, pero antes de que puedan hablar, su hija anuncia lossuyos: se va a casar en el verano.Abby y John deciden no arruinar lafelicidad de su hija pero, a medida que se acerca la boda, las dudas los acosan.¿Es la decisión que han tomadoirreversible? ¿Hay acaso momentos en los matrimonios --aun entre cristianos--,que son irreparables? Descubrala resistencia del amor sin límites, el poder del compromiso y la asombrosafidelidad de Dios en Tiempo de bailar.
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.
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?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers a collection of powerful stories which explore adoption from the perspectives of those who have experienced it from all sides. Inspiring and comforting, the greatest gift of these stories is in the encouragement they offer--through true accounts of adoption blessings--to anyone considering taking on the special role of an adoptive parent.
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.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury's timeless collection of true stories celebrating God's presence in friendship. In this heartwarming book, the miraculous power of friendship is proven through amazing experiences in the lives of ordinary men and women. Karen Kingsbury has gathered together real-life examples of friends who are there for each other because they want to be, not because they have to be. These uplifting stories illustrate that true friendship is made of love and laughter, compassion and understanding. And when life sends a challenge that cannot be met alone, God provides a friend when one is needed most.
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