Above the Line Books In Publication Order
- Take One (2009)
- Take Two (2009)
- Take Three (2010)
- Take Four (2010)
Angels Walking Books In Publication Order
- Angels Walking (2014)
- Chasing Sunsets (2015)
- Brush of Wings (2017)
Bailey Flanigan Books In Publication Order
- Leaving (2011)
- Learning (2011)
- Longing (2011)
- Loving (2012)
The Baxter Family Books In Publication Order
- A Baxter Family Christmas (2016)
- Love Story (2017)
- In This Moment (2017)
- To the Moon and Back (2018)
- When We Were Young (2018)
- Two Weeks (2020)
- Someone Like You (2020)
- Truly, Madly, Deeply (2020)
Baxter Family Children Books In Publication Order
- Best Family Ever (2019)
- Finding Home (2020)
- Never Grow Up (2021)
- Adventure Awaits (With: Tyler Russell) (2022)
The Bridge Books In Publication Order
- The Beginning (2012)
- The Bridge (2012)
Cody Gunner Books In Publication Order
- A Thousand Tomorrows (2005)
- Just Beyond the Clouds (2007)
- This Side of Heaven (2009)
Coming Home Books In Publication Order
- Coming Home (2012)
Lost Love Books In Publication Order
- Even Now (2005)
- Ever After (2006)
Firstborn Books In Publication Order
- Fame (2005)
- Forgiven (2005)
- Found (2006)
- Family (2006)
- Forever (2007)
Forever Faithful Books In Publication Order
- Waiting for Morning (1999)
- A Moment of Weakness (2000)
- Halfway to Forever (2002)
Heart of the Story Books In Publication Order
- The Family of Jesus (2014)
- The Friends of Jesus (2015)
- The Followers of Jesus (2016)
Liberty University Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Once Upon a Campus (2016)
Red Gloves Books In Publication Order
- Gideon’s Gift (2002)
- Maggie’s Miracle (2003)
- Sarah’s Song (2004)
- Hannah’s Hope (2005)
Redemption Books In Publication Order
- Redemption (2002)
- Remember (2003)
- Return (2003)
- Rejoice (2004)
- Reunion (2004)
September 11 Books In Publication Order
- One Tuesday Morning (2003)
- Beyond Tuesday Morning (2004)
- Every Now & Then / Remember Tuesday Morning (2008)
Sunrise Books In Publication Order
- Sunrise (2007)
- Summer (2007)
- Someday (2008)
- Sunset (2008)
Timeless Love Books In Publication Order
- A Time to Dance (2001)
- A Time to Embrace (2002)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Where Yesterday Lives (1998)
- When Joy Came to Stay (2000)
- On Every Side (2001)
- Oceans Apart (2002)
- Divine (2006)
- Like Dandelion Dust (2006)
- Between Sundays (2007)
- Shades of Blue (2008)
- Unlocked (2009)
- The Chance (2013)
- Fifteen Minutes (2013)
- A Distant Shore (2021)
- Forgiving Paris (2021)
Picture Books In Publication Order
- Go Ahead and Dream (2000)
- Let Me Hold You Longer (2004)
- Let’s Go on a Mommy Date (2008)
- We Believe in Christmas (2008)
- The Princess and the Three Knights (2009)
- Let’s Have a Daddy Day (2010)
- Brave Young Knight (2011)
- Far Flutterby (2012)
- Always Daddy’s Princess (2013)
- Whatever You Grow Up to Be (2014)
- Forever My Little Boy (2016)
- Forever My Little Girl (2016)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- A Treasury of Christmas Miracles (2001)
- A Treasury of Miracles for Women (2002)
- A Treasury of Miracles for Teens (2003)
- A Treasury of Miracles for Friends (2004)
- A Treasury of Adoption Miracles (2005)
Non-Fiction Novels In Publication Order
- Missy’s Murder (1991)
- Final Vows (1992)
- Deadly Pretender (1993)
- The Snake and the Spider (1995)
- The Prism Weight Loss Program (1999)
- Forever Young (2005)
- Be Safe Little Boy (2006)
- Stay Close Little Girl (2006)
- Miracles: A 52-Week Devotional (2009)
- I Can Only Imagine (2012)
- The Family of Jesus Bible Study (2014)
- The Friends of Jesus – Bible Study Book (2015)
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Lost Love Book Covers
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Karen Kingsbury Books Overview
Could they change the world before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. But as Chase and Keith begin shooting, their well laid plans begin to unravel. With millions of dollars on the line, they make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart even as a temperamental actress, a botched production schedule, and their own insecurities leave little room for the creative and spiritual passion that once motivated them. Was God really behind this movie after all? A chance meeting and friendship with John Baxter could bring the encouragement they need to stay on mission and produce a movie that will actually change people’s lives. In the midst of the questions and the cameras, is it possible to keep things above the line and make a movie unlike anything done before or is the risk too great for everyone?
Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have completed their first feature film, and Hollywood is buzzing with the news. In the wake of that excitement, the producers acquire rights to a novel that has all the ingredients they want for their next project. At the same time they cross paths with a well connected player who introduces them to the right people, and suddenly every studio in town wants to talk to Chase and Keith. The producers’ dreams are on the verge of coming true, but Chase’s marriage is strained and Keith’s daughter Andi Ellison is making questionable choices in her quest for stardom. The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film but is the change worth the cost?
Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison set out to change the world with their films—and they are finally seeing their dreams come true. The dedicated producers are deep in negotiations with America’s top young movie star to play the lead in their next inspirational movie. But life takes a sudden turn for Chase, removing him from Jeremiah Productions permanently. In the process, Keith brings on one of the Baxter family members and the moviemaking continues. At the same time, a crisis hits Keith’s daughter, Andi, and Keith feels helpless to respond. Devastated by the consequences of her wrong actions, Andi ventures out on her own and decides on a course of action that could destroy her. Meanwhile, Bailey Flanigan is caught up in her own drama with Cody Coleman. A Campus Crusade retreat gives them time alone along the shores of Lake Monroe and lets them face a possibility they’ve avoided for years. Will Keith keep the passion he had at the start of his filmmaking—and will there be enough passion left over for his hurting daughter? Or has their quest to change American culture become nothing more than a quest for fame?
The Above the Line Series follows two dedicated Hollywood producers as they seek to transform the culture through the power of film. After Chase Ryan returns to his family and a job in his hometown, his best friend and fellow filmmaker Keith Ellison pairs up with former Hollywood heartthrob Dayne Matthews to finish following the dream making movies that might change the world. In this unabridged audio CD of Take Four, filmmakers Keith Ellison and Dayne Matthews have finally inked a deal to have the nation’s top young actor star in their current film. But at the same time, the actor takes a very public fall that threatens his reputation among his fan base. Meanwhile, healing happens for Andi Ellison in her relationship with God, her family, and those she loves, but is it too late? The new producers find they must truly act as missionaries in order to help save the film, their families, and the young movie star. Breakthroughs take place that the public will never know about, as the possibility of saving the world through film is finally a very real possibility.
The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey Leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive. In order to be closer to his mother in jail, Cody takes a coaching job in a small community outside Indianapolis. New friends, distance, and circumstances expose cracks in his relationship with Bailey Flanigan. Love, loneliness, big opportunities, and even bigger decisions highlight the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series that features members of the popular Baxter family and finally completes the Bailey Flanigan/Cody Coleman story.
Learning, book two in The Bailey Flanigan series, picks up where Leaving ended. Bailey Flanigan and Cody Coleman are not only separated by physical distance, they are also faced with great emotional distance. Bailey grows closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York, while Cody coaches a small high school football team…
on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody’s past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves Learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury’s popular Baxter family.
Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one time Hollywood co star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon’s Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever. Meanwhile, Cody’s work coaching a small town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life. Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of Longing for each other, Longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they’ve been Longing for?
The answers Bailey Flanigan once longed and prayed for are finally becoming clear. In Loving, the fourth and final book in the Bailey Flanigan Series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, Bailey is planning a wedding and making decisions that will shape her future. Bailey enjoys the beginning of her new career and time spent with Brandon while Cody faithfully coaches his team on and off the field. Will she spend her life with Brandon Paul in Los Angeles, or will her heart draw her back to Bloomington, Indiana and Cody Coleman, her first love? Bailey has learned much and grown over the years, but the greatest challenges, the richest joys, and the deepest heartaches are still to come. Featuring members from Karen Kingsbury’s popular Baxter family, Loving completes Bailey and Cody’s story the finale thousands of fans have been waiting for.
In this mass market edition, 1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury weaves a powerful story of a young couple whose love must face the ultimate challenge. Cody Gunner has no use for real love. Abandoned as a child by the person he needed the most, he swears he will never allow himself to love again. Ali Daniels denies love as well. Carrying a terrible secret, she lives life to the fullest, taking risks and refusing relationships. When Cody and Ali meet, their first instincts are to hide behind their emotional walls, seemingly doomed to repeat the patterns they have established for most of their lives. But their attraction is too strong, and soon they’re doomed in another way, for neither can avoid falling in love, regardless of the consequences. Only after three years A Thousand Tomorrows later do they realize at what cost their relationship comes. In the end, they must decide if love is worth the ultimate price.
1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury tells the heartwrenching story of Cody Gunner, a widower fighting for stability, and the woman who wants to help him trust again even when trust is the most terrifying thing of all.
Still aching over his wife’s death, Cody Gunner can’t bear the thought of also letting go of his Down’s Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph’s teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can’t deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies Just Beyond the Clouds.
A story of secrets, broken relationships, and a love strong enough to reunite a family. A stirring novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury.
Coming Home is a novel about tremendous victory and unprecedented loss, a story of faith and a forever kind of love, love that will stay with you long after the last page. This stand alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter Family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens. As the Baxter Family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the Baxter Family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God’s promise of forever.
UNABRIGED, APPROXIMATELY 13 HOURS, READ BY KATHY GARVER Sometimes hope for the future is found in the ashes of yesterday. Shane Galanter a man ready to put down roots after years of searching. But is he making the right choice? Or is there a woman somewhere who Even Now remembers as does he those long ago days…
and a love that hasn’t faded with time? Lauren Gibbs a successful international war correspondent who gave up on happily ever after years ago when it was ripped away from her. Since then, she’s never looked back. So how come she can’t put to rest the one question that haunts her: Why is life so empty? Emily Anderson a college freshman raised by her grandparents, and about to take her first internship as a journalist. But before she can move ahead, she discovers a love story whose tragic ending came with her birth. As a result, she is drawn to look back and search out the mother she’s never met. A young woman seeking answers to her heart’s deep questions. A man and woman separated by lies and long years…
yet who have never forgotten each other. With hallmark tenderness and power, Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of lives, losses, love, and faith and the miracle of resurrection.
Two couples torn apart one by war between countries, one by a war within. In this moving sequel to Even Now, Emily Anderson, now twenty, is attending college on a soccer scholarship. Then she meets the man who changes everything for her: Army reservist Justin Baker. Their tender relationship, founded on a mutual faith in God and nurtured by their trust and love for each other, proves to be a shining inspiration to everyone they know, especially Emily’s reunited birth parents, Lauren Gibbs and Shane Galanter. Lauren and Shane still struggle to move past their opposing beliefs about war, politics, and faith. Shane believes it’s possible; Lauren doesn’t. So she says a painful goodbye to her long ago love and returns to her job as a war correspondent in Afghanistan. Both Lauren and Shane are shattered, believing that this time their relationship ended forever. Then tragedy sends shockwaves through all their lives. Can Lauren and Shane set aside their opposing views so that love God’s love might win, no matter how great the odds?
A fresh new look for the bestselling Firstborn series the second installment in the continuing Baxter Family Drama from America’s number one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn t discovered it yet. In this first book, Hollywood A lister Dayne Matthews returns to LA after his shocking discovery in Karen s bestselling novel Reunion. Though his life is filled with fame, fortune, and paparazzi, his heart is pulling him toward a woman and a family who have no idea how their lives are tied to his. Meanwhile, Katy Hart has finally found contentment as the director of Christian Kids Theater in Bloomington, Indiana. But that changes in an instant when she meets Dayne Matthews and he promises a future she left in her past.
A Deadly Accident The Christian Kids Theater group is devastated by a tragedy greater than any of them could ve imagined. Now their director, Katy Hart, must find a way to walk the kids through their grief and give them a reason to believe again. But will hatred and revenge have the final word? An Aching Emptiness Dayne Matthews is at the top of the Hollywood list, working on what could be his best movie yet. Still, he is empty and unfocused, aching for real love and the family he ll never know. Then a friend tells him about a teaching center and a way to become like God. Is this the answer Dayne’s been searching for? A Shocking Discovery John Baxter reconnects with an old friend and shares a buried secret, one that he and his wife shared all their married lives. Now in his wife s honor he decides to continue a very special search. But in the process he makes a critical mistake. What will happen when one of his daughters stumbles onto a letter she was never supposed to see? In this season for the Baxters, grace and redemption will play a greater role than ever before.
A Desperate Search Driven by his wife’s dying wish – to find their firstborn son – John Baxter sets about the search. His prayer? That Elizabeth’s wish would be fulfilled before the upcoming Baxter family reunion. One strange turn follows another, but John confides in a new friend and continues to look for his son. When the answers finally come, they shake John to his core. Will he agree to walk away and keep the secret of a lifetime, or will he decide it’s time to let the truth come to light – no matter the cost? A Tragic Loss Dayne Matthews is questioning his adoptive parents’ faith when he receives crushing news. He was ready to take on the responsibility of having a family, but now the future is drastically altered and Dayne is desperate for answers. Wisdom and comfort come from visits with a long-lost friend and then from Katy Hart, the girl Dayne can’t seem to forget. But will Dayne find the strength he needs to face a future laced with loss, and will that strength lead him to the greatest love of all? A Terrible Storm As the Baxters come together, the reunion is overshadowed by a miracle in their midst. But just as quickly, tragedy comes to Bloomington. Ashley is eight months pregnant and in the early stages of labor when a tornado rips through the community. What will Dayne Matthews do when he hears about the storm? Will he finally find peace in a God he has been running from all his life?
A Sensational Trial Katy Hart travels to Los Angeles to testify against the knife wielding fan who tried to kill her. She is hunted by paparazzi who figure out that she is the mystery woman photographed with Hollywood movie star Dayne Matthews. Tension and pressure build to a dangerous level as Katy and Dayne seek private moments amidst the frenzy. In the end, Dayne’s celebrity life makes Katy certain that a future with him is all but impossible. A Life Changing Decision As the trial comes to a close, Dayne searches for answers he cannot seem to find. Not until he talks to his childhood friend does he realize his desperate need for wisdom and direction. Ultimately his journey leads him to an isolated beach where God makes Dayne s future as clear as the waters of Cancun. But can he live with the decision God places before him? A Stunning Discovery Landon and Ashley Baxter Blake are celebrating the happiest days of their lives, enjoying Cole and their newborn son. But Ashley cannot find peace until she finds her older brother the firstborn Baxter sibling. Her constant questions to her father, John Baxter, have netted nothing. Now she receives news that rocks her world and threatens to end her search in heartbreaking finality.
A Dream Come True
Katy Hart is thrilled about her future with Hollywood’s Dayne Matthews. But as she plans a wedding and looks for a house on the shores of Lake Monroe, she receives tragic news. Now everything about the future they planned together is hanging in the brink. Only a miracle can help them find their way through.
A Public Struggle
Now Katy and the Baxters must travel to Los Angeles and sort through their options. While paparazzi open fire on the Baxter family, Luke Baxter helps field requests from the media. At the same time, he must wrestle with feelings that have troubled him for nearly a year.
A Family s Undying Love
Ultimately, the Baxter family must pull together one last time in an act of service, a labor of love to help Katy and Dayne find what they ve always longed for a chance at Forever.
Hannah Ryan is the mother of two adorable little girls and the wife of a doting husband. Her life is perfect until the night her husband and eldest daughter are ripped away from her by a drunken driver. Torn by grief and rage, Hannah finds her faith like that of Jeremiah weeping over Jerusalem tested to the limits. As she walks the long road of her own modern day Lamentations, she must learn to forgive…
and finally discover that God’s mercies truly are new every morning. Sometimes the road home is only found by letting go.
Karen Kingsbury’s twelfth book, A Moment of Weakness, is a captivating story of human weakness and divine faithfulness. Jade and Tanner were childhood friends until scandal drove them apart. Then one golden summer they found each other again and shared dreams of forever. But in A Moment of Weakness they made a decision that would tear them apart for nearly a decade. Now, Jade’s unfaithful husband wants to destroy her in a custody battle that is about to shock the nation. Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free. Had they found each other again after all these years only to lose everything that matters most ? As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friends until scandal drove them apart. Then, one golden summer, they find each other again. Through endless days they share their hearts and souls and dreams of forever. Then in A Moment of Weakness they make a decision that will tear them apart for nearly a decade. In their own separate corners of the country, Jade and Tanner have become fighters for religious freedom. Now Jade’s unfaithful husband is determined to destroy her in a custody battle that will rock the nation and shake people s understanding of faith and freedom. Could Jade lose her only child because of her faith? Only one man can help her in her darkest hour. And only one old woman knows the secret about that summer and the truth that can set them all free.
Halfway to Forever brings back two of Karen Kingsbury’s favorite couples Waiting for Morning’s Matt and Hannah, and Jade and Tanner from A Moment of Weakness who once again face traumatic issues. Matt and Hannah risk losing another daughter as they invest their emotions in a risky adoption, and Tanner dreads losing Jade when brain cancer threatens her first pregnancy. Kingsbury’s latest heart wringing novel tells of two familiar, beloved couples learning to depend on God daily, regardless of trials and troubles that mark the path Halfway to Forever.
One long ago Christmas, Earl Gibson lost the two things most precious to him: his wife and daughter. Angry and heartbroken, he took to the streets and abandoned any belief he once had in God. Ten years later, Big Earl meets Gideon, a seven year old leukemia patient who believes with all her heart that ‘Christmas means never having to ask God how much he loves us.’ Gideon is determined to reach this lonely and hurting man who hates Christmas and he is just as determined to rebuff her. It will take a miracle for Earl to understand the true meaning of Christmas. But if he can accept what Gideon wants to give him, he might find that he can return the favor with a precious gift of his own. In Gideon’s Gift, Karen Kingsbury reminds us that Christmas is still a time of miraculous possibilities, if only we reach out to those around us.
n her second Christmas story, author Karen Kings bury offers a heartwarming tale of a woman who no longer believes in love…
and the man who helps her learn that miracles really do happen. When she was 13 years old, Megan Wright spent a summer with a boy who shared with her his special definition of love. After college, though, Megan settled for a relationship based more on convenience than true feelings. Now, years later, a widowed Megan is looking for help with her lonely young son. Across town, CaseyCummins is still dealing with the tragic loss of his wife. His search for meaning and hope leads him to the ManhattanChildren’s Organization, who connects him with Megan’s son. Now life is suddenly taking a series of unusual twists: Megan’s prayers are answered with the long ago promise of the miracle of love in a way that only heaven in all its glory could have brought about.
Sarah knows the heartache that results from making wrong choices her own life is proof of that. But will she be able to convince a troubled young woman before time runs out? For when the twelve days of Christmas have passed, it is possible the melody of Sarah’s Song might bring out not one, but two miracles.
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offers the final installment in her Red Gloves series the heartwarming tale of a girl whose only wish is to be held by the father she never knew. 15 year old Hannah Roberts remembers when her father was her closest friend. The image is hazy, though, pulled from her distant childhood memories, and her father is now very cold and distant. Feeling orphaned, Hannah lives a lonely life with her wealthy, ailing grandmother. As Christmas nears, Hannah learns a shocking truth: the man she believed was her father is not her parent after all. In an effort to find answers, she begins a desperate search for her real father, Air Force pilot Mike Conner. Local politicians and the city’s newspaper catch wind of her quest, and the entire state joins in Hannah s hope that she ll find her father before the holidays.
A fresh new look for the best selling series from America’s number one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn t discovered it yet. The Redemption series won Christian Retailing s 2005 Retailer s Choice Award for Best Series! When Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates one of Gary Smalley s key messages: Love is a decision. Redemption is the first book in the five book Redemption series that Gary and Karen will write about the Baxter family their fears and desires, their strengths and weaknesses, their losses and victories. Each book explores key relationship themes as well as the larger theme of Redemption, both in characters spiritual lives and in their relationships.
A fresh new look for the best selling series from America’s number one inspirational novelist, Karen Kingsbury. Fans will enjoy a personal note from Karen and Gary Smalley as well as discussion questions for book group use. Revisit the Baxter family in all their life changing events, or share the series with someone who hasn t discovered it yet. The Redemption series won Christian Retailing s 2005 Retailer s Choice Award for Best Series! Convinced she could make it on her own, Ashley Baxter has kept the most important people in her life at a distance her family, the man who loves her, and the God she is sure can never forgive her. Now, just as she begins to open her heart, the events of September 11 rip into Ashley s world and she is led to heartbreaking and hope filled decisions that will forever change her life. This story vividly illustrates that we must value others more than ourselves, and it drives home one of Gary Smalley s key messages: Honor one another. Remember is second in the five book Redemption series by Gary Smalley and Karen Kingsbury that centers around the Baxter family. As readers follow the hopes and struggles of the family, they will explore key relationship themes as well as the larger theme of redemption, both in characters spiritual lives and in their relationships.
A Shattered Relationship Luke, golden boy and the Baxter family’s only son, has walked away from everything that mattered most to him: his faith, his family, and Reagan, his only love. Devastated by the events of September 11, 2001, Luke decides that life is random, faith a fraud, and God a fantasy. A Secret A baby is about to be born, but with Reagan a thousand miles away in New York City, Luke has no idea he’s the father. Now, though, someone in his family learns the truth. The problem? She has a secret of her own, one that will change the Baxters’ lives forever. A Revelation What will it take for Luke to Return to the family who loves and aches for him? And what extremes will a certain young firefighter take to help bring the Baxters together again, and in the process, find his place in the family? A story of tenacious love and longing for a lost son
A Terrible Tragedy Brooke and Peter are struggling in their marriage when they are faced with the single worst moment ever. What was supposed to be a pool party for their two daughters and a handful of children ends in disaster. As three year old Hayley fights for her life, the Baxter family draws together, not even sure how to pray. A Shattered Life Peter is devastated by Hayley’s accident. Unable to see past his own guilt, he distances himself from Brooke and their girls and finds other ways to ease his pain. Illegal ways. Peter s choices send him spiraling into a cavernous abyss that threatens to destroy not only his relationship with Brooke but his life. A Reason to Rejoice Against the backdrop of great pain and loss, a Baxter wedding takes place in New York City, a wedding that gives all of them a reason to smile again. Now, what will it take for Brooke and the Baxters to move forward, and how will the sudden loss of one special woman change them all?
A Deadly Diagnosis
In the fifth and final book in the Redemption series, plans are being made for a family Reunion. Nearly all the adult Baxter children have a reason to celebrate except one. As the preparations get under way, a deadly diagnosis sends shock waves through the Baxter family and threatens to tear them apart.
A Heartbreaking Secret
The reality of what might lie ahead brings each of the Baxters to a place of faith and honesty. In the process, Elizabeth and John come to grips with a secret they haven t shared with anyone, a secret they rarely admit even to themselves. At the same time, a young man is making his rise in Hollywood and wondering about his place in life.
A Glorious Celebration
Amidst the threat of sorrow, the Baxters share in their most wonderful celebration of all a moment to remember that love always wins out, no matter how long the struggle, a reminder that God reigns even in the darkest night.
A story of God’s grace and redemption, his victory even in the most difficult times.
I’m a firefighter, God, so I know I’ve been in some tough places before. But this…
this not knowing the people I love…
this is the hardest thing I can imagine. The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the roar of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital bed remembers nothing. Not rushing with his teammates up the stairway of the south tower to help trapped victims. Not being blasted from the building. And not the woman sitting by his bedside who says she is his wife. Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory, and with it their storybook family life with their small daughter, Sierra. But that means helping Jake rediscover the one thing Jamie has never shared with him: his deep faith in God. Jake’s fondest prayer for his wife is about to have an impact beyond anything he could possibly have conceived. One Tuesday Morning is a love story like none you have ever read: tender, poignant, commemorating the tragedy and heroism of September 11 and portraying the far reaching power of God’s faithfulness and a good man’s love.
The hope filled sequel to the bestselling One Tuesday Morning In this new novel by Karen Kingsbury, three years have passed since the terrorist attacks on New York City. Jamie Bryan, widow of a firefighter who lost his life on that terrible day, has found meaning in her season of loss by volunteering at St. Paul’s, the memorial chapel across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood. Here she meets a daily stream of people touched by the tragedy, including two men with whom she feels a connection. One is a firefighter also changed by the attacks, the other a police officer from Los Angeles. But as Jamie gets to know the police officer, she is stunned to find out that he is the brother of Eric Michaels, the man with the uncanny resemblance to Jamie’s husband, the man who lived with her for three months after September 11. Eric is the man she has vowed never to see again. Certain she could not share even a friendship with his brother, Jamie shuts out the police officer and delves deeper into her work at St. Paul’s. Now it will take the persistence of a tenacious man, the questions from her curious young daughter, and the words from her dead husband’s journal to move Jamie beyond one Tuesday morning. ‘Jamie Bryan took her position at the far end of the Staten Island Ferry, pressed her body against the railing, eyes on the place where the Twin Towers once stood. She could face it now, every day if she had to. The terrorist attacks had happened, the World Trade Center had collapsed, and the only man she’d ever loved had gone down with them. Late fall was warmer than usual, and the breeze across the water washed over Jamie’s face. If she could do this, if she could make this journey three times a week while Sierra was in school, then she could convince herself to get through another long, dark night. She could face the empty place in the bed beside her, face the longing for the man who had been her best friend, the one she’d fallen for when she was only a girl.’
A wall went up around Alex Brady’s heart when his father, a New York firefighter, died in the Twin Towers. Turning his back on the only woman he ever loved, Alex shut out all the people who cared about him to concentrate on fighting crime. He and his trusty K9 partner, Bo, are determined to eliminate evil in the world and prevent tragedies like 9 11. Then the worst fire season in California’s history erupts, and Alex faces the ultimate challenge to protect the community he serves. An environmental terrorist group is targeting the plush Oak Canyon Estates. At the risk of losing his job, and his soul, Alex is determined to infiltrate the group and put an end to their corruption. Only the friendship of Clay and Jamie Michaels and the love of a dedicated young woman can help Alex drop the walls around his heart and move forward into the future God has for him.
A long awaited celebration In preparation for their wedding day, Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are determined to keep the ceremony a secret from the paparazzi. Their relationship grows closer and stronger as they plan together, but before the wedding, Katy and Dayne face what may be their greatest challenge. Is it possible for Katy to find a place in Dayne’s world? Or could the pressures of fame rip away everything they ve fought to find together? A renewed hope John Baxter is thrilled that his oldest son will settle down a few miles away, but he isn t sure how any of his kids will handle a situation he can no longer run from the feelings he s having for his friend Elaine. Amid wedding plans and other family news, John feels the hope of a breathtaking Sunrise for the first time since Elizabeth s death. A terrible tragedy Meanwhile, the Flanigan family is struggling with their young boarder, Cody Coleman, the star receiver on Jim Flanigan s football team. After an alcohol overdose, Cody fights for his life. Only God s grace and a miracle can bring him back from the brink of death and bring Jim s distraught team together again.
A NEW BEGINNING
Hollywood actor Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are married and living in Bloomington, Indiana, where Dayne has found a solution to his on camera love scenes he wants Katy to star in his next film. Katy wins the part and is cast opposite her super star husband. The story of a small town girl’s dream come true is too much for the press to resist, and in an effort to appease them, the couple agrees to a 12 episode reality show. It seems like the perfect compromise but by the time they finish filming the movie, they feel cracks around the edges of their marriage. Now they face an uncertain future, and possibly the end of everything that truly matters to them.
AN UNFORGETTABLE Summer
The Baxter family learns that Ashley and Kari are both pregnant, but an ultrasound reveals that something is wrong with one of the babies. As the Summer progresses, the sisters pray for a miracle while trying to face the unthinkable. It s in this trying season that they must all learn the lesson God has been trying to teach them He is still in control, and He will be with them regardless of the outcome.
AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL
The Flanigans continue to draw closer to their only daughter, yet Bailey struggles to find her way amidst the turmoil of adolescence. She has always made good decisions, but she wants to experience more of life. Her friendship with Cody Coleman the young border staying with the Flanigans continues to blossom in this Summer after his graduation. But when Cody decides to enlist in the Army, he ll have to say goodbye to the family he s come to love and the girl he ll never forget.
A DESPERATE SITUATION
Pressures of the celebrity lifestyle weigh heavily on Dayne and Katy Matthews as they take on separate movie projects. Tabloid rumors talk of trouble and unfaithfulness between the two. And then a dramatic cover photo threatens to destroy everything they ve worked to build together. Only Dayne knows the truth about the photo, truth that would help Katy believe him. But the truth will also cause devastating damage to the people he loves so dearly the Baxter family. Dayne must weigh his decision carefully, but at what price?
A HEARTBREAKING LOSS
The Flanigan family recognizes the deep loss of the Christian Kids Theater, and they begin to pray for a miracle that even without the theater, somehow CKT will go on. Bailey and Connor see their CKT friends fitting in with the wrong crowd and making decisions that will harm them.
A SEASON OF HOPE
John Baxter takes the next step in his relationship with Elaine, giving him a season to contemplate selling the Baxter house and losing a lifetime of memories. As the rest of the family considers the future, they must pull together like never before. Only their undying love for each other can help them overcome today’s trials for a life they know is possible Someday.
A New Chapter With the demands of Hollywood life behind them for now, Dayne and Katy Matthews continue to adjust to life in Bloomington as they look forward to a new chapter together expanding their family. Meanwhile, the entire CKT staff is busy preparing for the first production in Dayne and Katy’s theater. A Time of Uncertainty The Flanigans rally to support Bailey and Connor as they try out for lead roles in the musical, but then the family receives tragic news that weighs heavily on everyone s mind. At the same time, Jim Flanigan faces a decision that could drastically change his family s life. A Beautiful Beginning As John Baxter prepares for his marriage to Elaine Denning, one of the Baxters enters the most trying season of all. Will a time of renewed love and hope be strong enough to establish the sacred ground of marriage and chart a course for the future? And when the time comes to finally sell the beloved Baxter house, memories of times gone by meet with the changes of today, proving that only the support of faith and family can take a person into the Sunset years of life.
They celebrated their love with a dance. But will it end in divorce? John and Abby Reynolds were the perfect couple, sharing a love born of childhood friendship and deep family ties. They are envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abbey are about to lose it all. On the verge of having an affair, John is no more the man Abby married than she is the long ago girl of his dreams. They are strangers whose days of dancing seem gone forever. They gather their three children to announce their plans, but before they can speak, their daughter makes an announcement of her own; she’s getting married in the summer. Abby and John determine not to ruin their daughter’s season of happiness, but as the wedding nears they are haunted by questions. Is the decision they’ve made irreversible? Are there times when marriage even the marriage between two people of faith is truly beyond repair? And is it possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find…
A Time to Dance? Discover the resiliency of boundless love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God in A Time to Dance.
Their whole life was a series of miracles. Can they really hope for one more? And as tragedy pulls their lives apart, can they somehow find that all important time to embrace? After twenty one years, John and Abby Reynolds are back together and feeling like newlyweds. Together they are convinced they can handle the issues of their past, the questions from their children, and even the high school politics that drain the joy from John’s coaching career. But then disaster strikes…
the type of tragedy John and Abby never expected. The squeal of brakes and the crunch of metal changes everything. Suddenly devastation tears at the heart of their family, and the depth of their existence. In the process, their children falter in their faith and guilt colors everything about the future. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, John and Abby must remember what is important and cling to that above all else. Together, they’re determined to move on with their lives. but is ‘together’ enough for a future they never expected?
At thirty one, Ellen Barrett has already won a Pulitzer prize. Sadly, though, her skill as a journalist far surpas*ses her ability to sort out her troubled past. When she returns to picturesque Petoskey, Michigan, for her beloved father’s funeral, it s a traumatic emotional and spiritual journey for Ellen a rediscovery of what is truly important and eternal.
Will facing her past tear
Ellen apart or teach her what
is truly important in her life?
Ellen Barrett, thirty one, is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist
with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories
of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest
of five siblings, Ellen longs for the time, long ago, when they were
happy when they were a family.
Then tragedy strikes. Now Ellen s beloved father is dead, and she
must leave Miami and return to her childhood home on the shores of
Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, Michigan.
As she returns to a world that was, an avalanche of memories is
unleashed. And so Ellen s quest begins a quest to make peace with the
people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time
has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.
Story Behind the Book
Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today s climate; something I am passionate about. Finally, When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman s battle against depression and the secrets of her past. Karen Kingsbury
Maggie Stovall is trapped inside a person she’s spent years carefully crafting. Now the truth about who she is and what she s done is bursting to the surface and sending Maggie into a spiral of despair. Will she walk away from everything, or can Maggie allow God to take her to a place of ultimate honesty before it s too late?
One of the golden people. She has it all together. At least on the
Godly husband. Successful attorney. Has no idea of the darkness about
to overtake his life
Child of society. Abused, broken, thrown away. But her trust in God
is still alive
When Joy Came to Stay is the heart wrenching story of one woman s
descent into the shadows of depression, her husband s search for
understanding, and a precious child s unwavering faith.
‘Kingsbury s poignant tale of a lost and broken family and how they
experience God s miraculous healing is a sure guarantee to bring hope
and joy to her readers.’
bestselling author, Diary of a Teenage Girl series
‘A thought provoking account of the battle of depression in a
believer s life. It leaves no doubt that God is loving, merciful, and
author, The Mustard Seed series
Story Behind the Book
Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today s climate; something I am passionate about. Finally, When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman s battle against depression and the secrets of her past. Karen Kingsbury
After suffering the loss of his mother and separation from his sister and the girl he loved, Jordan Riley fills the holes in his soul with anger. But Faith Evans begins to disassemble the walls around Jordan’s heart, and he realizes there s something very familiar about her Everything Is on the Line…
for Faith Evans, an up and coming newscaster. A woman of honor and integrity, who finds herself making a stand against the one man she never imagined would be her enemy…
for Jordan Riley, a powerful attorney dedicated to fighting for human rights and against God. A man still reckoning with the boyhood loss of the three women who once meant everything to him…
for Bethany, Pennsylvania, a small town no one ever dreamed would become the center of national attention. But it has. All because of a beloved, hundred year old statue of Jesus Christ that stands in Bethany s park. A statue that some say is a clear violation of separation of church and state. A statue that has to come down. A statue that suddenly becomes the focus of a bitter conflict one rife with political intrigue, social injustice, and personal conflicts. Before it s over, everything that Jordan and Faith and the town of Bethany stand for will be challenged. Will love be enough when the battle rages On Every Side? Story Behind the Book Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today s climate; something I am passionate about. Finally, When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman s battle against depression and the secrets of her past. Karen Kingsbury
A riveting story of secret sin and the healing power of forgiveness. Airline pilot Connor Evans and his wife, Michele, seem to be the perfect couple living what looks like a perfect life. Then a plane goes down in the Pacific Ocean. One of the casualties is Kiahna Siefert, a flight attendant Connor knew well. Too well. Kiahna’s will is very clear: before her seven year old son, Max, can be turned over to the state, he must spend the summer with the father he’s never met, the father who doesn’t know he exists: Connor Evans. Now will the presence of one lonely child and the truth he represents destroy Connor’s family ? Or is it possible that healing and hope might come in the shape of a seven year old boy? This title is also available as an unabridged Audio Pages CD.
Mary Madison was a child of unspeakable horrors, a young woman society wanted to forget. Now a Divine power has set Mary free to bring life changing hope and love to battered and abused women living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. Mary is educated and redeemed, a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. both to the politically elite and to other women like her. But she also has a past that shamed polite society. Her experiences created in her paralyzing fear, faithlessness, addiction, and promiscuity. At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free and gave her a lifetime of love and hope. A power that could only be Divine. Peggy Madison is Mary s grandmother, a quiet woman who has spent her life praying for her granddaughter. Peggy clings to the belief that God has a special plan for Mary. Through years of sorrow and longing, Peggy walks the journey in faith and watches from a distance as one key person after another comes into Mary s life and demonstrates the timeless, powerful love of the Master, the Savior. The Divine Lord. Emma Randall is a single mother fleeing an abusive relationship, wondering whether there is hope for her and her young daughters. She is desperate, broken, and unloved, tempted to commit the unthinkable. Then Mary Madison introduces Emma to the greatest love of all, greater than any either of them has ever imagined.
Jack and Molly Campbell are right where they want to be, enjoying an idyllic life with their four year old son Joey, and the close family and friends who live in their small hometown just outside Atlanta. Then the phone call comes from the social worker the Campbells never expected to hear from again. Three states away in Ohio, Joey’s biological father has just been released from prison. He is ready to start life over, but not without his son.
A judge’s quick decision deals a devastating blow to the Campbell family: Joey must be returned to his biological parents. The day after the ruling, in the silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, they watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind.
In the days that follow the ruling, Jack Campbell has a desperate and dangerous thought. What if they can devise a way out? Then they could take Joey and simply disappear…
Like Dandelion Dust.
Aaron Hill has it all athletic good looks and the many privileges of a star quarterback. His Sundays are spent playing NFL football in front of a televised audience of millions. But Aaron’s about to receive an unexpected handoff, one that will give him a whole new view of his self centered life. Derrick Anderson is a family man who volunteers his time with foster kids while sustaining a long career as a pro football player. But now he’s looking for a miracle. He must act as team mentor while still striving for the one thing that matters most this season keeping a promise he made years ago. Megan Gunn works two jobs and spends her spare time helping at the youth center. Much of what she does, she does for the one boy for whom she is everything a foster child whose dying mother left him in Megan’s care. Now she wants to adopt him, but one obstacle stands in the way. Her foster son, Cory, is convinced that 49ers quarterback Aaron Hill is his father. Two men and the game they love. A woman with a heart for the lonely and lost, and a boy who believes the impossible. Thrown together in a season of self discovery, they’re about to learn lessons in character and grace, love and sacrifice. Because in the end life isn’t defined by what takes place on the first day of the week, but how we live it Between Sundays.
In between a checkered past and a fairytale future, a decision awaits. Brad Cutler, twenty eight, is a rising star at his New York ad agency, about to marry the girl of his dreams. Anyone would agree he has it all a great career, a beautiful and loving fiancee, and a fairy tale life ahead of him…
when memories of a high school girlfriend begin to torment him. Lost innocence and one very difficult choice flood his conscience, and he is no longer sure what the future will bring except for this: He must go back to the shores of Holden Beach in search of his first love, and a forgiveness neither of them has ever known. Three people must work through the repercussions of a decision made long ago before any of them can look toward a new future.
Holden Harris, 18, is locked in a prison of autism where he’s been since he was a happy, boisterous three year old. At school he is bullied by kids who do not understand that despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normal on the inside, where he lives in a private world all his own. Then one day the head cheerleader and star of the high school drama production is rehearsing when Holden stops and listens, clearly drawn to the music. Lauren Reynolds notices and takes an interest in him, learning about autism and eventually helping Holden win a spot in the school play. At the same time Lauren makes a dramatic discovery. Long ago, her parents and Holden’s parents were good friends, and she and Holden played together until his diagnosis of autism, at which time Lauren’s mother distanced herself from the friendship. Now Lauren’s mom and her MLB baseball player are father are trapped in an unhappy marriage and a life that is shallow and meaningless. Not until a tragedy takes place at the high school does Lauren take a public stand against the way the more popular privileged kids treat those who are different. At the same time, Lauren continues to be a friend to Holden and in time their mothers realize that something special is happening. Hurts from the past are dealt with and all around Holden miracles begin to happen in various relationships. The greatest miracle is the change in Holden, himself, and everyone is stunned by the transformation they witness. Ultimately, the community comes to understand that many people walk around in a personal prison and that only by love and faith can the doors become Unlocked, the way they dramatically do for Holden Harris.
2005 Logos Bookstores Award winner for Best Children’s Book With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children’s firsts like first steps and first words but the lasts as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at bats in Little League amidst the whirlwind of life. Adapted from a poem in Rejoice, mothers and grandmothers everywhere will identify with the tenderhearted reflections in Let Me Hold You Longer. An ideal gift book for special occasions from baby showers to graduations. Now includes a bonus CD read by Karen!
Mommy just wants to spend some time with her special little ones, and through a game of ‘what if’ shows nothing will deter mom and her children from spending time together. In the end, both you and your child will learn that a mommy date can be anywhere you want.
‘If we want the perfect star to shine upon our tree, Look and see that Brightest Star, and there will Christmas be.’ On Christmas we give and get presents, we sing songs, and we decorate our homes. But what is Christmas really about? Is our happy holiday a Holy Day? Find out why we place the star on the Christmas tree. Imagine Christmas guests as travelers of long ago. And let the beautiful song ‘Silent Night’ fill your mind with pictures of the night Jesus was born. Because Christmas is God’s gift to us and if we look around and remember, we’ll learn to see the real Christmas. This endearing story by bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury will capture the hearts of children and parents and grandparents will appreciate the applications they can share.
‘There was once a princess…
the most beautiful in all the land.’ The search is on! The king determines to find a young man worthy of the hand of the princess. The knights of the kingdom endure tests and challenges to show their courage and strength. But those qualities alone will not win the king’s approval or the princess’s heart. The right knight must prove his kindness and character…
And the real meaning of true love.
‘When you’re all grown up and you look back on this day, you’ll know how much I loved you ’cause we took the time to play.’ A Daddy day? Why not! What better way for a child to enjoy being with Daddy and Dad to enjoy being with his little one? These heartwarming rhymes by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury offer great ideas for children to have simple, fun times with Daddy, and to come up with ideas of their own. Geared for kids and dads alike, this endearingly illustrated book will become a cherished addition to the family library.
‘I wonder,’ he said, as he inched up a tree, ‘If there’s more to this life than just branches and leaves.’ Once in the land of Better Than Brown lived Cody the Caterpillar, down on the ground. His life he found boring; he wanted much more; then a message of hope told him he would soon soar. A place called Far Flutterby it just couldn’t be! He thought, That’s only a dream for a small one like me. But God has a plan filled with wondrous things, and Cody would find that through hard times come wings.
This collection of true stories from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmastime.
A chance encounter that changes everything…
help that appears from nowhere…
kindness when it’s least expected…
We’ve all experienced miracles in our lives. Now Karen Kingsbury has collected a series of real life stories about people whose lives were changed by the mystery and wonder of Christmastime. In each of these stories, Karen brings undeniable proof of God’s presence in our lives. And with an uplifting voice, she gives us a joyous reminder of the true meaning of Christmas: the greatest miracle of all is opening our hearts to love.
Few things are as powerful as the love of a woman for those others in her life. Love is enduring, forgiving, understanding, and unending. So often, it is the one certainty in our lives, as is the love God has for His children a thousand times over. A Treasury of Miracles for Women is a collection of poignant and true stories about ordinary women touched in extraordinary ways. Within its insightful pages are unexplained miracles, answers to prayer, and angelic encounters all of them centered around women. Women who are sisters, mothers, daughters, and friends. Whether it is through the gentle nudge of maternal conviction or the true sacrifice of self, each story in this extraordinary treasury reveals that God is at work in our lives. Each one reminds us how precious and close to heaven is the heart of a woman and that, even as we love, so are we loved.
Filled with amazing true stories for and about teens, this uplifting collection shows us that we are never alone, not even in the darkest hour not even when life takes the most astonishing turns. A terrifying abduction leaves two girls desperate to escape…
a blizzard howls around a freezing young hiker…
a twin in a hospital waiting room has never felt so afraid…
. Where can they turn when it seems that nothing, or no one, can help? The answer is as close as a heartbeat away, for God is always there when we need His love or a miracle. In this extraordinary collection, inspirational author Karen Kingsbury brings together the stories of teens all across America. Each real life tale contains proof that God cares about us 24/7 and responds to our prayers, often in surprising ways. These deeply moving stories show us how faith works in wondrous ways for ordinary teens. Their experiences can encourage us to keep God involved in our own lives and to experience for ourselves the power and miraculous possibilities of love.
A heartwarming collection that reminds readers that God is present in every friendship.
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury herself an adoptive mother offers an inspiring collection of true stories to remind readers that God is present in every adoption.
Adoption has become increasingly prevalent, with recent statistics showing that about one out of every 10 Americans is an adoptee. There’s something about this gift of love that is truly miraculous that someone would willingly give a life to someone else so that they might have a family. A Treasury of Adoption Miracles is filled with true stories about adoption. As someone who adopted three boys herself, Karen knows firsthand the wonder and joy of adding to one s family. Here, she details miraculous stories of adoption, giving readers glimpses of the love and new beginnings as seen through the eyes of the men, women, and children involved.
On October 1, 1985, teenager Missy Avila was lured into the woods, beaten, tortured, and drowned. Karen Severson, Missy’s best friend, publicly vowed to find the killer and moved in with Missy’s family to help. Three years later, a surprise witness exposed the murderers Missy’s two best friends one of whom was Karen Severson. Photographs.
An account of the murder of an ex con’s wife describes how an educated, religious woman met, fell in love with, and married a prison inmate, only to be murdered by him later.
Recounts the disturbing case of Michigan teenagers Jim Boucher and Daryl Barber, who were abducted, tortured, and brutally murdered while on a Florida dream vacation, and describes the killers who were responsible.
The PRISMtm Weight Loss Program, founded in 1990, has helped more than 60,000 people transform their eating behaviors with a sensible, lifestyle change approach. That approach is now available in The Prism Weight Loss Program, by bestselling author Karen Kingsbury and Prism cofounder Toni Vogt. The book shows readers how to not just tame the monster of food addiction, but destroy it through simple eating strategies and biblical principles. It includes testimonials, descriptions of the authors’ personal struggles with food addiction and their ultimate success, details of the program, and a recipe section that will help readers become the people God created them to be.
Pat Williams and bestselling author, Karen Kingsbury, have teamed up to bring graduates Forever Young, a big, little book revealing ten invaluable faith driven lessons from inspiring to hilarious.
Often, graduates worry that their future will mean letting go of youth not so! By showing graduates how to balance their sense of wonder, boundless enthusiasm, and unfettered faith, it also shows them how to achieve their ultimate dreams.
Overcoming disappointments, setbacks, difficult times and learning lessons is all part of growing up, but that doesn’t have to include letting one’s spirit grow old. Forever Young encourages and reminds graduates of Christian values and an understanding of faith that will lead them to future success and happiness, including lessons that advise to ‘Laugh Long and Loud,’ and ‘Weed Out Worry.’ This book teaches graduates to enjoy life and get the most out of it with teachings drawn from scriptural references, illustrations, and tips on how to use these lessons in life.
Forever Young is the perfect gift book for new graduates as they seek success, happiness and learn to rely on their faith.
New heartwarming poem from best selling author Karen Kingsbury about the importance of keeping your little boy close since they grow up so fast! Written specifically for a mother son relationship.
New heartwarming poem from best selling author Karen Kingsbury about the importance of keeping you little girl close since they grow up so fast! Especially for dads, this heartwarming poem from best selling author Karen Kingsbury talks about the importance of keeping your little girl close as she grows up so fast!
MIRACLES draws from five of Karen’s most popular books, delivering readers a fresh word from God for each week. Each devotion is an excerpt from one of Karen’s Miracle books, selected for the uplifting and strengthening message it offers.