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First Chapter Christian Book Excerpts

The Pawn

In Steven James’ The Pawn, Special Agent Patrick Bowers never met a killer he couldn't catch. Until now. Called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, Bowers finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Read more in an excerpt from chapter one.

Petticoat Ranch

Sophie Edwards is doing just fine, until a strange-yet oddly familiar-man rides into her life, insisting on rescuing her and her four daughters. Can she find a way to love a headstrong mountain man? Read more in an excerpt from Mary Connealy’s Petticoat Ranch.

Mad About Us

Would you like a deeper experience of intimacy in your marriage? Authors Gary and Carrie Oliver show you how to move through conflict and anger to intimacy, a safe place to be both real and vulnerable, a place to discover more about yourself and your spouse. Read an excerpt from chapter one of Mad About Us.

  • Gary J. Oliver, Ph.D. & Carrie Oliver, M.A. |
  • November 13, 2007 |
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A Promise to Remember

A one-time pharmacist, new author Kathryn Cushman has now realized her dream to write with her very first novel, A Promise to Remember. Read an excerpt from chapter one.

  • Kathryn Cushman |
  • November 01, 2007 |
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Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far

In her first autobiographical book, Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far, Amy Grant bares her heart and soul, giving us an intimate glimpse into her everyday life and the lessons she’s learning along the way. Read an excerpt from chapter six.

Parenting Is Not About Kids, It's About Parents

In ScreamFree Parenting, author and marriage and family therapist Hal Edward Runkel shows you how to parent less out of your deepest fears and more out of the highest principles based on scriptural truths. Read an excerpt from Chapter One.

  • Hal Edward Runkel |
  • October 16, 2007 |
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You Attract to Yourself Relationships That Fit You

In The Secret Things of God, author Dr. Henry Cloud offers a positive Christian alternative to the best-selling The Secret. He reveals where Scripture transcends and differs from mainstream thought, as he points out spiritual truths that make life work. Read an excerpt.

The Divine Mentor

In The Divine Mentor, Wayne Cordeiro gently but directly shows you how to move from routine to relationship—from mundane actions to fresh encounters—by learning to hear God speak to you through the Bible. Read an excerpt from the prologue and introduction.

Just Jane

In this moving and authentic portrayal of the life of Jane Austen, Christy Award-winning author Nancy Moser transports readers back to the life and times of the literary world's possibly most beloved heroines. Read an excerpt from chapter one.

For Parents Only: Rebel with a Cause - Part 2

In For Parents Only, authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice take readers inside the mind of teens and preteens, as they explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens. Read the second part of an excerpt from Chapter Two: Rebel with a Cause.

  • Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice |
  • September 18, 2007 |
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My Soul to Keep

Brent Stark thinks his days as a leading actor are over until God—in the form of a visionary tycoon—offers him the role of a lifetime. Read an excerpt from chapter one of My Soul to Keep by Davis Bunn.

For Parents Only: Rebel With a Cause - Part 1

In For Parents Only, authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa A. Rice take readers inside the mind of teens and preteens, as they explore the results of a nationwide survey and personal interviews with more than 1,000 real-life teens. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two: Rebel with a Cause.

  • Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice |
  • September 11, 2007 |
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What Your Daughter Isn’t Telling You

Today's teen girl faces challenges that you may have never even imagined. What Your Daughter Isn't Telling You lets you see into her heart and offers biblical guidance for you to help her through this time. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two: Why Won’t She Talk to Me?

  • Susie Shellenberger and Kathy Gowler |
  • September 08, 2007 |
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Mercy for Shame-Filled Days

In Every Day Deserves a Chance, author Max Lucado unpacks Jesus’ delightful formula for upgrading each of your days to blue ribbon status: saturate your day in Jesus’ grace; entrust your day to His oversight; accept His direction. Read an excerpt from Chapter Two: Mercy for Shame-Filled Days.

One Little Secret

An invitation to record a CD with a hunky young pop star? It's the stuff dreams are made of . . . right? For Ursula Rhoades, a suburban wife and mom, one little secret is about to change her whole life. Read more from chapter one of Allison Bottke’s One Little Secret.

Marriage Is Just a Piece of Paper - Part 3

I truly believe countless lives would change for the better if people were told The Naked Truth about the benefits of marriage. Families could not continue to be in such disarray if true believers—not make-believers—began to evangelize their communities about marriage.

Marrying Your 'Soul Mate': Does Such a Person Exist?

Never fully defined in any literature, the term “soul mate” is used by people as if we all clearly understood what is meant...

  • Edward M. Tauber & Jim Smoke |
  • July 16, 2007 |
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Marriage Is Just a Piece of Paper - Part 2

The lie that marriage is just a piece of paper is usually cloaked in other common little lies. They are so cliché that nobody questions them anymore, and most people miss what is really being said.

Marriage Is Just a Piece of Paper - Part 1

Today, living together has become a popular counterfeit to marriage and one of the most deceptive lies in truth’s clothing. The wedding day is documented with more than beautiful photos—it’s sealed by a piece of paper called a marriage license, and The Naked Truth is that it’s not just any piece of paper.

Running in Circles

In Running in Circles: How False Spirituality Traps Us in Unhealthy Relationships, author and pastor Kim Engelmann helps readers find hope in God’s invitation to find freedom in him in the midst of a difficult relationship. Read an excerpt from chapter one.

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