Finally, at the end of all this heavy reading, you’re bound to need some refreshment. Enter Max Lucado, who invites you to "Come Thirsty" (W Publishing Group). Book after book, Lucado writes each in that cozy, conversational tone and with needed reminders. "Come Thirsty" will quench your soul’s thirst in a few easy sessions. If you need your “Max fix” in person, Lucado will be traveling with Michael W. Smith to three cities this fall. “This is going to be one big church service, and I’m excited about that,” says Smith. “It’s an honor to work again with Max Lucado.” (Visit or for more details.)

Steven Curtis Chapman shares that John Piper’s "Don’t Waste Your Life" “just rocked my world and totally wiped me out and inspired me. Several songs on "All Things New" (Sparrow) were inspired by that book.” Chapman, along with members of Everlife, are enjoying once more "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis. According to Chapman, Disney is producing a $180 million production of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." “I’ve been asked to come in and be involved in some different levels, so it’s awesome.”

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