John Harrison, Basketball coach, life changes overnight when his high school team is crushed by the sudden closing of the town’s largest employer, a manufacturing plant. Hundreds of families start moving away, leaving him running a struggling cross-country program. He meets Hannah Scott and begins helping this unlikely runner attempt the impossible in the year’s biggest race.
Thomas and Tasmin, twin siblings hired to oversee a wedding feast in Cana, worry when the host runs out of wine . . . until a guest tells Tasmin to have the servants fill the pitchers by the gate with water from the cistern. Reluctantly, she obeys and is amazed when rainwater turns into the finest wine ever tasted in Cana.
When Thomas impulsively decides to follow the teacher from Nazareth, he and Tasmin argue–since the twins have been together since the womb, Tasmin can’t accept losing her brother to some magician-prophet. Aided by Jude, younger brother to Jesus of Nazareth, she decides to follow the Nazarene’s group and do whatever she must to mend the fractured relationship and bring her brother home.
Leah Allen is on the run from her violent past. She decides on a small town in South Carolina, battered and broken, shes ready to start fresh. Leah finds a small cafe. Lulu, the owner, offers her a job and a place to stay.
Leah meets Crowley Mason, the most eligible bachelor in town. Crowley is Lulu’s friend and lawyer and finds it suspicious of Leah’s sudden arrival in town. Despite his wall he built up between them, he soon finds sparks between them cannot be denied. Leah has been through so much already. Can she put her urge to run aside and take a second chance of love?
Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends, to Thy care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to thy ways. Mould me wholly into the image of Jesus, as a potter forms clay. May my lips be a well-tuned harp to sound Thy praise. Let those around see me living by Thy Spirit, trampling the world underfoot, unconformed to lying vanities, transformed by a renewed mind, clad in the entire armour of God, shining as a never-dimmed light, showing holiness in all my doings. Let no evil this day soil my thoughts, words, hands. May I travel miry paths with a life pure from spot or stain. In needful transactions let my affection be in heaven, and my love soar upwards in flames of fire, my gaze fixed on unseen things, my eyes open to the emptiness, fragility, mockery of earth and its vanities. May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my Lord, listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth. Order this day all my communications according to Thy wisdom, and to the gain of mutual good. Forbid that I should not be profited or made profitable. May I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one. If my life should end today, let this be my best day. – Taken from The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett
Fleeing the shadow of her family’s sinister past, Robin thinks she’s found sanctuary working in a Michigan used bookstore. But when she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father’s execution, she realizes her cover is blown. Why won’t her ex—the “perfect boy” who ruined everything—just leave her alone?
A powerful testament to making peace with unhealed wounds! With gut-wrenching honesty, hip-hop artist Lecrae shares never-before-told stories about the devastating effects sexual abuse, physical trauma, addiction, and depression had on his faith—and how he found a new relationship with God. Follow his transformational practices and remember that God is not done with you yet! 192 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
When cybercriminals hack into the US Marshals’ Witness Protection database and auction off witnesses’ personal details to the highest bidders, the RED Team led by FBI Agent Sean Nichols begins a high-stakes chase to find the hacker. But before he can even get started, the first witness is targeted and barely escapes with her life. Sean believes Phantom, an obsessed hacker who previously outwitted the top minds in the field, is behind the attack, and Sean needs this witness’s help, as she’s the person who has come closest to discovering Phantom’s identity.
Trouble is, she’s a witness under the care of US Marshal Taylor Mills, and Sean is reluctant to work with the captivating marshal who knows his deepest secrets. But Phantom claims he knows where the witness is hiding and will kill her, so to stop the hacker, Sean and Taylor must work through their personal pain and learn to trust each other. . . . The seconds are ticking down before someone dies.
Enmity between the Gonzalez family and the Striker’s family ran deep even after the notorious Striker’s death. Grateful to God to be alive and eager to move on, Roberto Gonzalez settled into his art management career, but the person he loved walked away without giving a reason. Years later, landing a rare opportunity to restore an old mansion in Paris offers the ideal getaway, except the perfect person to work with him—the woman he fell in love with—drags her feet, the same way she did before she dumped him. Will his heart be broken again, or will love win this time?
Art Restorer Catherine Hall knew Roberto trusted her when, during their brief relationship, he confided that he’d been the target whose failure to kill had led to the Striker’s demise. He didn’t know she was the Striker’s cousin—the secret reason she walked away from a relationship with him then.
Even though Roberto was everything she wanted, he was also her family’s target for his role in her cousin, the Striker’s death—a crime they vowed to avenge. Little did she know he was supposed to be an enemy before she fell in love with him. Now, it was too late.
After promising herself she could live without Roberto, all these years later, when he offers her a dream job to work with him and restore an old lovers’ escape mansion in Paris, will she follow her heart’s yes—or her family’s no? Can she risk falling in love with an enemy, or can love win over war?
By God’s grace, USA Today Bestselling Author Joy Ohagwu is an award-winning author of Christian Suspense and Romance & Christian Inspirational Fiction.
She credits Jesus with having turned her life around, averted multiple life derailments for her, and she’s grateful to be writing stories that embody grace, hope, love, and second (and multiple) chances.