Bear Grylls, adventurer, survivalist, and TV celebrity, shares some of his most exciting exploits and the spiritual insights he gained along the way in this unique 365-day devotional. Bestselling author Bear Grylls is best known for his seven seasons on National Geographic’s Man vs. Wild, his current NBC TV series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and his adventures climbing ice cliffs, running through forest fires, and parachuting from balloons. Nature has taught Bear some important lessons, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination, and strength founded in faith. In Soul Fuel, Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his faith gave him the purpose and power to carry on in 365 devotions as he explores themes of hope, courage, risk, heaven, and more. Bear says: “I often don’t feel very strong. Life can be a battle. We all feel that from time to time. But any strength I do have seems to come in the quiet moments at the start of my day. It comes when I am on my own, on my knees. It comes from taking time to be still with God. . . . So for me, starting my day like this really helps. It is like food. Like good fuel for the soul.”
Click here to find Soul Fuel: A Daily Devotional by Bear Grylls.
New York Times bestselling author Conor Grennan’s new middle-grade fantasy novel follows a boy’s unlikely journey to save humanity as he unravels his true identity and the responsibility it comes with.
For ages 10 and up, The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted is a dystopian fantasy novel that explores themes of sacrifice, darkness, and the power of friendship.
Jack Carlson is dreading a class presentation when he suddenly finds himself transported to the Hadley Academy, a secret institution that tracks teens with unlikely gifts and trains them to protect the world from a secret squad of killers. But Jack isn’t the only one who doesn’t know what he’s doing at Hadley. Despite indications that he is the one prophesied to end the ancient Reaper War, Jack appears to have no extraordinary abilities.
When dark, mysterious forces grow, Hadley is in a confused panic. Much to everyone’s dismay, humanity seems to depend on Jack and his new teammates. Can Hadley’s rawest recruits push past personal struggles and enormous doubts, develop their dormant powers, and stop the spreading evil? And are they willing to commit to Hadley’s motto, “One Life for Many,” and make the ultimate sacrifice?
This action-packed novel features a riveting plot, relatable characters, and humorous dialogue that will captivate young readers. The diverse cast of characters will appeal to a wide audience, including those who sometimes wonder what their gifts might be. Each of the short chapters opens with a line drawing illustration.
The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted is a great gift for young book lovers as well as for those who need a highly entertaining book to strengthen their interest in reading. Fans of the Hunger Games, the Chronicles of Narnia, Divergent, Maze Runner, and Rick Riordan’s books will find themselves at home in the battle for good at the Hadley Academy.
Click here to find The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted: A Novel by Conor Grennan.
Kennesha Buycks, creative genius behind Restoration House Interiors, is a well-connected, up-and-coming voice in the design community. With her emphasis on creating beautiful, meaningful spaces for connection, her first book, Restored Home, will inspire readers at many different stages of life. This book includes writings on connection and restoration, as well as styling and decor tips.
Restored Home is about creating a home filled with places and spaces where people can feel secure, connected, revived, and renewed. Extending far beyond any particular “look,” Restored Home illustrates how homes can serve as a source of restoration, joy, and peace in the midst of busy lives. It will feature practical design ideas and tips to show readers how they can use their homes to facilitate connection with loved ones and foster community. Readers will enjoy the four-color photography, tips, and tricks to create a restorative, welcoming space for loved ones to enjoy.
Restored Home will appeal to women in all stages of life.
Restoration has been a consistent theme and message for Kennesha in her popular blog for almost 10 years. Restored Home will illustrate how readers can curate and decorate their homes (even on small budgets!) and get to the true heart of the home.
Kennesha has an established online following, particularly on Instagram, where her style captivates an audience of more than 50,000 followers. More than that, however, people are drawn to her modern, warm style. Her aesthetic doesn’t really fit in one style category, so it will be easy for readers to be inspired by her concepts and create lovely spaces that speak to them.
At its core, Restored Home encourages readers to make their homes beautiful to help foster community and create a restful, joyful space for their own hearts. Kennesha will walk readers through her personal journey and how she learned to prioritize creating a peaceful, restored space for her family. The beautiful design of the book, in addition to heartfelt essays that touch core felt needs among readers, will make Restored Home a manual for more than just decorating, but for truly creating a mindful home.
Click here to find Restoration House: Creating a Space That Gives Life and Connection to All Who Enter by Kennesha Buycks.
In her first children’s book, Joanna Gaines and her family share the adventure of how they became gardeners – from their first failed attempt to keep a little potted fern alive to their current, vibrant and flourishing garden. Children and families will love learning how they, too, can be gardeners.
We Are the Gardeners is Joanna Gaines first children’s book. It chronicles the family’s story of becoming gardeners-starting with the first little fern Chip bought for Jo. Over the years, the family’s love for gardening blossomed into the beautiful garden that was featured during season five of Fixer Upper.
The Gaines family shares with readers and fans their failed adventures (dead ferns), their obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything!), and all the knowledge they’ve gained along the way (about soil, sun, and water) to grow happy, successful gardens. Children and their families will be able to start their own gardens, learn how to take care of plants, and enjoy the fruits of their labors together.
Julianna Swaney’s illustrations bring the Gaines’ family garden alive in colorful, whimsical watercolors and invite readers in to enjoy the peace of Joanna’s favorite place-the garden.
Joanna Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand that she started with her husband, Chip, in 2003. She is the bestselling author of The Magnolia Story, Magnolia Table, and Homebody, as well as editor-in-chief of Magnolia Journal, a lifestyle magazine offering inspiration for your life and home. The Gaineses, along with their five kids, live on a farm in Waco, Texas, where they enjoy caring for their bustling family garden.
Julianna Swaney is an illustrator whose work is inspired by whimsical details of daily life and the fairy tales she loved reading as a child. She grew up homeschooled, which allowed free range for her imagination and interests in folklore, nature, and history. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she illustrates children’s books and works in her garden. Her delicate illustrations are created using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil.
Click here to find We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines and Kids (Illustrated by Julianna Swaney).
A beautiful and interactive four-color guided journal that encourages readers to cling to a standard of grace while pursuing the dreams God has for them.
Life is full of opportunity, but sometimes it can all feel overwhelming. A Standard of Grace is a gorgeous four-color, joy-inspiring guided journal designed to help readers nurture their dreams, discover their hopes, and pay attention to what matters most. With quotes, journaling prompts, and Scripture, bestselling author of Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life Emily Ley, encourages readers to reach for the life of their dreams all while holding to a standard of grace.
Both gorgeous and useful, A Standard of Grace will make a lovely gift and keepsake as well as be a powerful tool for making a change in readers’ lives. Through practical, easy-to-follow prompts for journaling and reflection, Scriptures, and inspiring imagery, readers will find an accessible, inspirational journal that they’ll enjoy and want to share with friends.
Click here to find Standard of Grace: Guided Journal by Emily Ley.
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