Below are just a few of my previous projects. Click on the cover or title to purchase!
ABOUT YOUR FATHER and OTHER CELEBRITIES I HAVE KNOWN: Ruminations and Revelations from a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son
NY Times bestselling author Peggy Rowe
Foreword by Mike Rowe
Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving an hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike’s rise to fame.
Since the day they said, “I do,” Peggy’s previous “doting” lifestyle met with her husband, John’s, minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps in the house to save energy, to squeezing out the last drop of toothpaste with a workbench vise, Peggy learned to pick her battles and celebrate the hilarity in each situation.
As Mike rose to fame, Peggy was his biggest fan—who gave motherly advice and constructive criticism, of course. She even wrote fan letters under faux names and mailed them from different cities to Mike’s producer to help boost his image.
By the time Mike hits it big, Peggy and John retire to face more adventures, with a lightning strike in their condo, an elderly friend who ate marijuana leaves, and entering into celebrity status by making Viva paper towel and Lee jeans commercials.
Peggy’s stories relive the details that intrigue and entertain old and new fans alike. So if you want a bigger, even funnier take on the Rowe family, About Your Father delivers.
100 DAYS OF FAITH OVER FEAR Devotional Journal
by Lisa Stilwell
Set out on a journey to conquer your fears and live your life in freedom.
Fear . . . It connotes a lifetime of struggle for almost everyone. No matter our age, race, financial status, or demographic, we all succumb to the power of fear to some degree. Chances are, since you are reading this, you live with some degree of fear as well. God wants you to live resting in the knowledge that He is for you. He knows every threat you feel, and He is fearless in the face of all things. He turns curses into blessings, and weakness into strength. He wants us to know how little we have to fear when He is near. You can have His perfect peace—no matter your circumstances.
In this 100-day journey to a fearless life, you’ll grow in your faith and find freedom as you reflect on the encouraging daily devotions, empowering Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers. Plus, you can pour out your heart on the journaling pages as you find rest in God’s strength, His courage, and His unwavering love for you.
In today’s fast-paced world and demanding and confusing times, it’s easy to forget God’s goodness and grace.
Bible journaling expert, Shanna Noel, invites you to take a moment in your busy day to remember and reflect on God’s promises, His goodness, and His grace in this creative, thoughtful devotional journal. For 100 days, you’ll find a short devotion written by Lisa Stilwell for reflection and guided prayers to pray. Plus there is space for your own personal prayers, praises, thanksgiving, and any creative expression that flows from your heart. This journal will leave you gratefully reminded of just how loved you are. Take time to listen to the whispering voice of God, pray and reflect on His steadfast promises, and allow Him to change your life. God’s promises are power for living!
THE HEAVENS PROCLAIM HIS GLORY Created and Compiled by Lisa Stilwell
“I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Abraham Lincoln
Our world displays the handiwork of God all around us―in the land and sea, the animals and the plants. But in respect to the sky, the heavens, the universe…there’s a realm of beauty and creation man has not been able to witness, until now. The Heavens Proclaim His Glory is a compilation of stunning photography taken by NASA’s Hubble® Telescope capturing striking images of stars, galaxies, cosmic events, planets, and more. Vivid, up-close photographs are paired with a romantic Psalm or quote, as well as a short description of the image. The Heavens will open up a whole new world of worship and praise for our God.
Contributors include: Francis Chan, Mike Huckabee, John MacArthur, Stephen Mansfield, Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Henry & Richard Blackaby, Robert Morgan, Kirk Cameron, Homer Hickam, and more.
EVERY DAY IN HIS PRESENCE
by Charles Stanley
Living in today’s world can be challenging as well as draining. Our fast pace of life, coupled with constant demands to do more, get more, and be more, makes being still and living more deliberately in His presence seem unattainable. But God tells us that, while the cares of the world seem pressing now, we are not alone—we have lasting hope and peace in Him.
This brand-new devotional by Charles Stanley invites readers to step into the presence of an eternal God who is bidding them to find serenity and security in Him. With topics addressing all walks and phases of life, 365 devotions include a scripture, a meaningful application, a short prayer, and an “In His Presence” takeaway for thought. This book provides a wonderful way to experience His presence and stay focused on His promises every day of the year.
GOD IS WITH YOU EVERY DAY
by Max Lucado
It’s easier to face the day when you know God is with you.
God Is with You Every Day is a brand-new 365-day devotional from Max Lucado, and his first new devotional since the creation of the Grace for the Moment® line. Max’s signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with the practical, relevant, and personal message that God is with you every day, makes a great way to start each day of the year.
This devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day, as well as those walking through difficult seasons of life such as loneliness, grief, or change.
You can face each day with courage—because God is with you.
SINGLE MOMS 101
What to Know about Raising a Family on Your Own (and Then Some)
by Shannon DeGarmo
When Shannon DeGarmo’s marriage ended, she found herself with two little children and an ex-husband in jail. Without a job, college education, or any savings, she was in deep trouble and couldn’t find any resources to guide her. She needed answers to questions she didn’t even know she needed to ask. After years of prayer, hard work, and support, Shannon started formulating a plan and finding ways to implement her goals to support her little family. She earned both her bachelors and master’s degrees and found profound purpose in being a single mother to her children. Single Moms 101 is packed full of invaluable resources and practical wisdom from someone who has “been there” including getting a GED or College degree and how to pay for it (or not); best places to work for single moms (highest wages and best insurance packages); how to manage money; how to get an attorney; creating a loving and safe environment for your children; boundaries with your Ex; moving forward with forgiveness; finding self-worth, and lots of encouragement for your journey.
No matter what led you to your single mom journey–divorce, abandonment, pregnancy, or just crazy life circumstances–let Shannon walk alongside you with pivotal information she discovered through her own struggles.
12 STORIES OF CHRISTMAS
by Robert Morgan
Experience the wonderment of Christmas with this endearing collection of original stories.
Even though he’s got 3.5 million copies of books in print, Pastor Robert Morgan writes only one short fiction story each year—an original work he shares with his church on Christmas Eve. Now with a fresh new cover and six new stories, the entire collection of twelve is available in this beautiful volume. Beginning is a foreword by David Jeremiah, followed by adventures that evoke the splendor and love found at the manger over 2000 years ago. You’ll meet a shy, bookish boy who finds himself center stage in a Christmas pageant, a family whose car full of presents and groceries disappears, and a mountain man trapped in a blizzard with his twelve-year-old grandson. You’ll meet characters you feel you’ve known your whole life who’ll make you laugh one minute and cry the next.
So this year, and the years to follow, gather your family and experience the true spirit of adoration and worship at Christmas through this timeless gift of story.
by Josh Turner
Be a stronger, more effective dad, family man, and man of God.
Described as a devoted family man, strong Christian, generous philanthropist, and passionate sports fan, Josh Turner is one busy guy. And despite his recording schedule, award shows, and national tour dates, a few of his biggest priorities in life are to instill good values into his four young sons, be a devoted husband, and be a strong testimony for God.
In this compilation, Josh shares fun and meaningful thoughts and personal stories—ranging from his childhood years to today—and weaves in spiritual insight for men who want to be better dads, husbands, and men of God. He covers a variety of topics such as living and working with integrity, facing your fears, surrounding yourself with good company, trusting God’s plans, standing up for the least of these—topics every man can relate to and draw from to grow in his spiritual and personal journeys.
This is a great gift for any Josh Turner or country music fan with conservative family values.
INSIDE THE NFL’s FIRST FAMILY
by Bruce Matthews
From the man who has played in more NFL games than any non-kicker in the football league’s history comes a memoir about the Matthews family and how eight people over three generations have achieved success in the NFL—more than any other family in sports history.
No family has qualified more of its members for the demands and rewards of the National Football League than the Matthews clan—eight and counting over three generations. They include Bruce’s father Clay, an original NFL San Francisco 49er; his brother Clay Jr., a four-time All-Pro for the Cleveland Browns; and nephew Clay III, a Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers. Bruce Matthews may be the best of them all, a fourteen-time Pro Bowler with the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Titans, holder of the all-time consecutive starts record for offensive linemen, and inductee in the NFL Hall of Fame.
The enduring success of the Matthews family is no accident. Their competitive nature, passion for excellence, never-quit attitude, compassion for the disadvantaged, and love for each other has propelled them to the peak of their abilities and professions. For Bruce, the foundation of it all is his faith in God. Inside the NFL’s First Family shows how the highs and lows of Bruce’s NFL career and expanding responsibilities as a husband and father taught him the lasting significance of his commitment to Christ. This book is a fascinating peek behind the curtain of professional football, featuring the insider stories that every fan craves. It also shows how Bruce and his family successfully dealt with challenges such as depression, cancer, and Down Syndrome. Yet Inside the NFL’s First Family offers readers even more—the principles and beliefs that have enabled the Matthewses to excel in football and in life.
FINDING THE LOST ART OF EMPATHY
Connecting Human to Human in a Disconnected World
by Tracy Wilde
Tracy Wilde, the pastor who helped launch the LA Bible Study in Hollywood, reflects on the absence of empathy in today’s world and shares how Christians can renew their compassion to help unify not only the church, but society as well.
In Finding the Lost Art of Empathy, Tracy Wilde addresses the reasons why we struggle with showing empathy toward others and explains why we ultimately avoid it—and even avoid contact with others altogether. She explores the different facets that have promoted isolation instead of community and provides the antidote for a more unified, loving, and empathetic society. In this book Wilde hopes to inspire all of us to self-reflect and remove those obstacles from our lives so that we can experience true fulfillment in our relationships—the way God intended us to.