Christian Contemporary Fiction
National bestselling authors Benson, Marilynn Griffith, and Tia McCollors join together for a compelling collection of novellas in which characters come to terms with newfound wealth and its effect on their faith.
After leaving Indiana following the death of his older brother, a young man returns two years later because his father is ill. As he tries to repair broken relationships, he struggles to remain loyal to his brother's memory.
Two neighbors have a profound effect on Ann. Ethan McKinney lends her a shoulder to lean on. And as a carpenter, he volunteers to help Ann get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. His strong presence is a pleasing distraction. Ann's twelve-year-old neighbor, Keith, has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can actually see and hear angels. In fact, he insists they are looking out for her in ways she's never imagined."
Father Tim, an Episcopal priest and lifelong bachelor, leads a small congregation in a Southern mountain village. His life is changed and enriched by his encounters with town characters who include a stray dog, a lonely boy, and an attractive neighbor. This book is first in the "Mitford Years" series.
Gypsy Janeal Mikkado is in an explosive situation. When her "kumpania" is attacked and her friend is about to be burned to death, Janeal chooses to disappear with the million dollars she discovered. Now the person she thought was dead is back. Will Janeal face her past or be consumed by flames of guilt and fear?
Chicago Police Officer Pete Shannon’s strength, both physical and spiritual, will be put to the test as he and his partner work the graveyard shift in the “Windy City.” Fellow officer Marilyn Benson, whose faith has lain dormant for many years, can no longer ignore the forces of good and evil which are battling for her soul.
Eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra has a gift for shaking things up. She tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental, plays bunco regularly, and stays on top of the latest news--which she is often creating. In this series debut, Dorothy faces a decision that may change her town forever.
This third book in the Hart's Crossing series finds a baseball-playing, ten-year-old girl determined to make a love connection between her own single mother and her widowed baseball coach.
This spirited debut novel forms the recipe for the celebration of women, faith, friendship, and delicious Southern food. "Friendship Cake" involves five women of the Hope Springs Community Church in North Carolina as they knead their sorrows and joys into loaves of bread nd their hopes and dreams into pecan pies.
"In the fictional small town of Harmony, Indiana, Sam Gardner becomes the pastor of his hometown church, Harmony Friends Meeting. In this delightful, first-person audio book, Sam describes in a warm, down-home style the moving and humorous adventures he encounters his first year home to Harmony. Bestselling author Philip Gulley tackles the sticky issues of grace, faith, and forgiveness through skillful storytelling-subtly introducing lessons on the power of relationship with each other and with God. Come to Harmony-where the characters are wise yet fallible, the mishaps familiar yet funny, and the moral of the story is always heartwarming and faith-inspiring."
First of a series.
Losing everything has made Lexi hold those she loves tightly. Staggering supernatural events are spilling into her world in real and shocking ways.
As Serena wonders whether she'll ever realize her dream of becoming a mother, she learns that a longtime friend has left an abusive husband. Despite her fear of the abuser, Serena tries to find and help her friend.
In a small Southern town, a serial killer is victimizing wives of the town's firefighters. This book is first in the "Newpointe 911" series.
Will the man Micah Stevenson used to be prevent single mother Pamela Roberts from loving the man he is now?
While digging up a withering wax myrtle tree beside his waterfront home on the Gulf coast, author Andy Andrews unearths a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artifacts and begins an intriguing investigation that unlocks an unspoken past that took place in his backyard...literally.
"A magical story of love...and miracles After twenty years, Leo Pizzola has come back to the Tuscan village of Santo Fico, still single and still looking for a way to get rich. The town is as poor as it was when Leo left, yet some things have changed. Of Leo's childhood companions, only little Guido, whom everyone calls "Topo," embraces him. His best friend is long dead. The woman he once adored refuses to talk to him. And, worst of all, the kindly old town priest seems to have lost his faith. Perhaps what Santo Fico needs is a miracle-even if Leo and Topo have to manufacture one themselves. Now, as one botched scheme after another unravels, something completely unexpected happens, and wonders indeed begin to transform this Italian town, including the greatest miracle of all... ."
"This romance from Lisa Samson is set in a country inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains where Natalie St. John, the proprietor, takes a special interest in a handsome and fascinating college professor who's come to her inn to find the quiet to write a book."
FBI agent Patrick Bowers has been called to Asheville, North Carolina to help in the investigation of a serial killer who targets young women and leaves a chess piece behind, suspecting that the muderer has ties to the Jonestown cult and possibly to the current state governor. First of a series.
This suspense novel, set in Richmond, details a double homicide and civil rights investigation by FBI agent Raleigh Harmon. Raleigh knows this is no ordinary case, and no one is willing to talk about it. This Christy Award winner for best first novel is the beginning of a series.
Thirty-year-old Whitney Blake prays for a "fabulous, single, Christian man" and wonders whether God's answer will be "No."
"What do an ex-con, a former drug addict, a real estate broker, a college student, and a married mother of two have in common? Nothing, or so I thought. Who would have imagined that God would make a prayer group as mismatched as ours the closest of friends? I almost didn't even go the Chicago Women's Conference--after all, being thrown together with five hundred strangers wasn't exactly my "comfort zone." But something happened that weekend to make us realize we had to hang together, and the "Yada Yada Prayer Group" was born! When I faced the biggest crisis of my life, God used my newfound Sisters to show me what it means to be just a sinner saved by grace."
First of a series.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)
Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.
A man with a painful past meets a child with a doubtful future. This is the story of a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.