Forgiveness Adam Hamilton Hardcover, 160 pp., $14.99 Abingdon Press (August 2012)
There is nothing more crippling than holding on to anger. Anger, more than any other emotion, has the power to consume all aspects of our lives, distort our sense of purpose, and destroy our relationship with God. Bestselling author Adam Hamilton argues that revelation comes when we realize that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves rather than to someone else. He also contends that only when we learn to forgive others and ourselves can we truly receive forgiveness from God.
Each month begins with a personal reflection related to the month’s theme, followed by a Preparation Scripture and meditation that set the stage for the next four weeks. Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey can be used as a stand-alone devotional or with the support and ministry program, Beyond the Broken Heart. In this program, author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience combined with a deep love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal exploration of the grief journey.
Making Life Matter Shane Stanford Paperback, 144 pp., $14.99 Abingdon Press (April 2012)
In a world of fast-paced schedules and priorities, conversations about what makes for a life well lived are a rarity and a luxury. But what if the daily pace of life held in itself the way to make choices more significant? Making Life Matter shows that the steps for making life matter are found in rather ordinary decisions, attitudes, and patterns found in normal routines. Author Shane Stanford will confront the way in which God, every day, means for us to live deeper, closer, and better in him—in essence, the way God intends for life to matter.
Embraced by God: Celebrating Who & Whose You Are Babbie Mason Hardcover, 240 pp., $18.95 Abingdon Press (February 2012)
Have you ever wondered, “Does God really love me? Do I really matter to him?” As a matter of fact, God loves you just as much as he loves His own Son. In the pages of this heartwarming, thoughtful and life-affirming 21-day journey, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason reminds you, when you know you are loved by God and that you are in His eternal plan, you’ll never again wonder if your life matters.