Hardcover/Trade Paper The story of a friendship that has spanned three decades and brought meaning to an over-scheduled professional and hope to a hungry and desperate boy. When Laura Schroff brushed by a young panhandler on a New York City street one rainy afternoon, something made her stop and turn back. She took the boy, Maurice, to lunch at the McDonald’s across the street that day, and continued to visit him more and more over the next four years, cementing a bond that changed both their lives dramatically. A NYT bestseller in hardcover (25 weeks). #2 in paperback, #1 in eformat. 520,000 copies sold. Movie rights optioned. Top 10 bestseller in Germany. (Chinese complex, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Italian, Chinese simplified, German, Russian, Lithuanian, Norwegian rights sold.)
NEVER GO BACK
Cloud, Dr. Henry
Hardcover Employing the most recent scientific research on the topic of happiness, bestselling author Henry Cloud continues ‘The Secret Things of God’ series with this book on the true meaning of repentance. By outlining ten things readers should turn from and never do again, Cloud reveals that true happiness is not about circumstances, physical health, financial success, or even about the people in our lives. Rather, happiness is found in choosing to become the kind of people God created us to be. Previous titles are THE SECRET THINGS OF GOD (9/07) and THE LAW OF HAPPINESS (1/11). (UK/Commonwealth, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Indonesian, Hungarian, German, Japanese, Chinese complex, Afrikaans, Chinese simplified, Czech, Slovak rights sold for SECRET THINGS.) (UK/Commonwealth, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Italian rights sold for LAW.) (English in S.A. and Afrikaans, German, Brazilian Portuguese rights sold.)
ANGELS WALKING / CHASING SUNSETS / BRUSH OF WINGS
‘Angels Walking’ Series
September 2014, April 2015, March 2016 From the #1 New York Times bestseller and “Queen of Christian Fiction” (Time),a trilogy about healing, miracles, and second chances. In ANGELS WALKING, baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury and has to settle for a low-paying job. However, his friendship with a woman with Alzheimer’s transforms him. CHASING SUNSETS follows a woman who travels to Africa on a mission to see if the money she donates to a village in Uganda is indeed helping. As sparks fly between her and a fellow missionary, she must choose between love and making a difference. BRUSH OF WINGS is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith among four friends when one of them is faced with a life-threatening illness. (UK/Commonwealth, Afrikaans, Norwegian, Polish, Turkish, Hungarian, Dutch, Swedish, Romanian, Vietnamese rights sold.)
THE ACCIDENTAL EMPRESS
Hardcover From the author of THE TRAITOR’S WIFE (2/14), the fascinating story of Empress Sisi of Vienna, who at just fifteen-years-old, captures the heart of Emperor Franz Joseph, the man her own sister was supposed to marry. Thrust onto the throne of Europe’s most treacherous imperial court, Sisi upsets political and familial loyalties in her quest to win and keep, the love of her emperor, her people, and the world. THE TRAITOR’S WIFE debuted at #5 on the New York Times. (Hungarian, Czech, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, Slovenian, Slovakian, French, Bulgarian, Croatian rights sold.)
IF YOU FIND THIS LETTER
Hardcover A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from the founder of the popular blog The World Needs More Love Letters. When Hannah moved to New York in 2011 and felt lost, she started writing love notes to strangers and leaving them all over the city—in doctor’s offices, in coat pockets, in library books—finding solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone’s day. Touching on the collective desire for true connection and the universal need for someone to listen, here is a moving story of rediscovering your faith in humanity. (German, Russian, Vietnamese rights sold.)
Hardcover From the bestselling author most recently of IT HAPPENED AT THE FAIR (4/13) and FAIR PLAY (5/14), a historical novel set in Chicago 1893 during the World’s Fair. When Louis Comfort Tiffany needs help finishing the chapel he intends to unveil at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair—a masterpiece that will cement his place as the premiere glass artist of his era—he is forced to turn to an unexpected place: the ladies of the New York Art Institute. These women change the way the world sees his art and go on to create some of his most distinctive designs, and teach him a little something about love as well. “Gist’s work is comical, sassy, and sweet.” —PW. (Dutch, Latvian, Albanian, Romanian rights sold.)
THE FAMILY OF JESUS / FRIENDS OF JESUS
‘Life-Changing Bible Study’ Series
July 2014, July 2015
Hardcover In these two books, Kingsbury explores the life of Jesus. Each is a collection of stories grounded in scripture with historical and theological questions to guide reflection. THE FAMILY OF JESUS features stories about Mary, Joseph, Jesus’s brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah, and Elizabeth. THE FRIENDS OF JESUS contains accounts of Peter, John, Matthew, Judas, Mary Magdalene, and Lazarus. (English in S.A., Afrikaans, Dutch, Polish rights sold.)
ONE THOUSAND WELLS
How the World Taught Me to Love It Instead of Save It
Nardella, Jena L.
Hardcover Ten years ago, Jena Nardella was a fresh-out-of-college idealist with a dream of building 1,000 wells in Africa. With her keen sense of social entrepreneurship, she made this dream a reality. Her organization Blood:Water has brought clean water access to 1 million people to date. ONE THOUSAND WELLS takes readers from the deserts of northern Kenya to the mountains of Colorado, and into the heart of a young woman determined to change the world. (Korean rights sold.)
Young, Wm. Paul
Hardcover A new novel from the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon The Shack, which spent an unprecedented 177 weeks on bestseller lists. Based on more than thirty years of research, EVE will challenge and thrill readers with its premise that there is more to the creation account than ever imagined and Eve is not to blame for the fall of mankind. Debuted at #4, rose to #3 on NYT bestseller list.390,000+ copies sold. The movie adaptation of The Shack is scheduled to release worldwide in early 2017. (UK/Commonwealth, Dutch, Croatian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German, Serbian, Slovak, Czech, Lithuanian, Montenegrin, Bulgarian, Latvian, Ukrainian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Hungarian, French, Polish rights sold.)
PROMISE TO RETURN / PROMISE TO CHERISH / PROMISE TO KEEP
Younts, Elizabeth Byler
October 2013, 2014, 2015
Trade Paper Three Amish romances set during World War II. PROMISE TO RETURN follows Miriam and her fiancé Henry, who is drafted when the war breaks out and sent to a conscientious objector camp. In PROMISE TO CHERISH, as World War II rages, nurse Christine falls in love with good Amish boy, Eli, and must choose between a new, uncertain life or the comfortable, safe path her family wants for her. In PROMISE TO KEEP, a veteran returning from WWII wants desperately to connect with his young, deaf daughter, but the Amish woman who has cared for the girl since his wife’s death doesn’t think he’s capable. The two clash, but soon a romance begins to blossom. (Dutch rights sold.)
OUT OF SORTS
Trade Paper From the popular blogger and provocative author of JESUS FEMINIST (11/13) comes a riveting new study of Christianity that urges readers to reckon with their doubts and “sort out” their faith. Examining beliefs about Jesus, the Church, the Bible, justice, friendship, grief, loss, and more, Bessey encourages readers to become as comfortable with uncertainty as they are with sure answers. Bessey’s next book will publish in November 2017. (UK/Commonwealth rights sold.) ANGEL IN AISLE 3
A Mysterious Vagrant, a Convicted Bank Executive, and the Unlikely Friendship That Saved Both Their Lives
Hardcover A memoir in the tradition of AN INVISIBLE THREAD (11/11) and Same Kind of Different as Me (Nelson ’06), this is the story of a once-successful bank executive bound for prison and a tattered and dirty elderly stranger who form an unlikely bond of friendship and find redemption. Kevin West is heard daily on thirty-four radio stations in the U.S., with 4.1m listeners.
Hardcover Rebecca Kanner brings to life the timeless tale of Esther, the young Jewish girl in the Bible who became queen to the ruthless King Ahasuerus of Persia. Kanner’s debut novel was SINNERS AND THE SEA, based on the story of Noah (April ’13). (Polish rights sold.)
Trade Paper Rebecca Ravenshaw, daughter of missionaries, spent most of her life in India. Following the death of her family, Rebecca returns to claim her family estate in Hampshire, England only to find that less than a year earlier, an imposter had arrived with an Indian servant and assumed not only Rebecca's name, but her home and incomes before dying under suspicious circumstances soon after. Her home and her father's investments reverted to a distant relative, the darkly charming Captain Luke Whitfield. Against her better judgment, Rebecca begins to fall in love with Luke, but she is forced to question his motives and his whereabouts the night the first “Rebecca” died. Sandra Byrd is also the author of a ‘Tudor’ series: TO DIE FOR (8/11), THE SECRET KEEPER (6/12), and ROSES HAVE THORNS (4/13). (World English Rights. Translation: Danielle Egan-Miller)
WAKING UP IN HEAVEN / CHASING HEAVEN
McVea, Crystal with Alex Tresniowski
April 2013 / March 2016
Hardcover WAKING UP IN HEAVEN is McVea’s bestselling true account of the nine minutes she spent in heaven. In CHASING HEAVEN, McVea draws on her experiences to show us that we don’t have to die and go to heaven in order to change our lives or ignite our faith. 250,000+ copies combined print + ebk sold of WAKING UP IN HEAVEN, debuted at #15, rose to #4, and was on the NYT bestseller list for 16 consecutive weeks. Tresniowski is the co-author of AN INVISIBLE THREAD (11/11). (WAKING UP IN HEAVEN:UK/Commonwealth, Afrikaans, Slovak, German, Dutch, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Indonesian, Hungarian, Swedish rights sold. CHASING HEAVEN: UK/Commonwealth and German rights sold. )
Schreck, Karen Halvorsen
Trade Paper In Depression era Texas, Willa is a broken-hearted widow. When she is offered a scholarship to college in California, she seizes the opportunity to escape her grief. There, she meets the ruggedly handsome Everly, who encourages her to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. As the two unite to educate migrant farm workers, they soon fall passionately in love. PW calls Schreck’s latest novel “Well-written” and “lyric”, and Romantic Times gave it four stars. Schreck’s first novel with Howard was SING FOR ME (4/14), which received *Starred PW, rave Kirkus and Romantic Times reviews.
GOD GAVE ME YOU
Hardcover This is the poignant true story of Tricia Seaman, an oncology nurse, and Trish Somers, a terminally ill cancer patient and single mother. On her deathbed, Trish made a monumental request to Tricia that she adopt her eight-year-old son. Tricia accepted. This book tells the story of how these two incredible mothers met, their bond, and the strength of family in the face of tragedy. This heartwarming tale inspires readers to trust in faith, and to keep our hearts open to the people God places in our lives. (UK/Commonwealth rights sold.)
Trade Paper An exhilarating spiritual guide from the author of BAREFOOT TRIBE, (9/14) a “manifesto [that] offers hope and inspiration for people of all faiths” – Booklist. In JUSTICE CALLING, Chinchen draws on his experience growing up in Liberia, where solidarity and community are valued above self-preservation. He invites us to embrace a life of purpose, authenticity, and justice.
LIFE, LIBERTY, AND LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR
Politics and the Bible in a New Light
Bock, Darrell L.
Trade Paper From the author of WHO IS JESUS? (9/12), Bock’s new book explores major political topics, such as foreign policy, immigration, and gun control, in the context of the Bible. Bock is a leading theologian and Bible scholar and makes frequent appearances on major TV specials concerning Jesus and religion.
Hardcover Jay Sekulow, New York Times bestselling author of RISE OF ISIS (Oct. ’14), tackles radical Islam head on in this revealing and informative book about the dangers that freedom faces from Islamic Shariah. Seculow’s next book is DEFENDING ISRAEL (10/17).
FAITH IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Hardcover Popular sports and entertainment reporter Megan Alexander shares behind the scenes stories and gives practical advice to Christian women on achieving excellence in career, family, and faith. Through her own experience, Megan gives real-life examples of how to plot a career path, how to compete and succeed with the best and the brightest, and how to navigate compromising situations while maintaining strong biblical values.
CAN’T HELP FALLING
Trade Paper From the author of CLOSE TO YOU (April ’16), another inspiring, literary-themed novel about keeping faith and embracing God’s plan for your life. When a journalist known for dishing up other peoples' secrets falls through the back of a broken wardrobe in an antique shop in Oxford, she nearly lands on an injured rower—and fellow C.S. Lewis fan. The attraction is instant, but will a shared love of all things Narnia be enough to keep them together in the real world? (CAN’T HELP FALLING was inspired by The Lord of the Rings.)
BAXTERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS / LOVE STORY / IN THIS MOMENT / PICTURE TAKER / UNTITLED 5 / UNTITLED 6
October 2016 / June 2017 / November 2017 / March 2018 / July 2018 / March 2019
Hardcover The #1 New York Times bestselling author and America's favorite inspirational novelist returns to her beloved Baxter family with a new Baxter standalone followed by a five book series. Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A BAXTER FAMILY CHRISTMAS, brings together two families recovering from loss with the help of one very special child. LOVE STORY is a prologue to the entire Baxter series, telling the story of when John and Elizabeth Baxter—the matriarch and patriarch of the family—first meet. (Afrikaans, Turkish, Vietnamese rights sold.)
THE COLOR OF GOD’S HOPE / THE COLOR OF GOD’S LOVE / THE COLOR OF GOD’S PEACE AT CHRISTMAS
Stilwell, Lisa ed.
Coloring Books Relieve stress, discover your creative side, and rejoice in the never-ending hope we have in God as you fill these postcards with exquisite color. These adult coloring books each contain 20 postcards with a Scripture verse surrounded by lovely artwork for coloring. The backside includes space for personal notes. Each card can be kept and framed as a personal reminder of God’s love slipped into a child’s backpack as a surprise, or mailed to a friend to send encouragement.
Hardcover Followingon the publication of the New York Times and international bestselling AN INVISIBLE THREAD (11/11 520,000+ sold in the U.S. alone), Laura Schroff heard from many people whose lives were changed by her words. Now, she brings readers a collection of their stories—organized around themes which Laura personally feels are key attributes to aspire to—about small moments of kindness from strangers that have huge impacts. These are stories of people who are ‘angels on earth’ interspersed with Laura’s lessons, meditations, and personal connection to each one. (German, Russian rights sold.)
Spring / Summer 2017
ALWAYS BY MY SIDE
Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I’ve Loved
Hardcover The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares his story of overcoming alcohol addiction with the help of his dog Millie. From their first joyous meeting, through her struggle with cancer, and eventual, heartbreaking death, Edward shares how her sensitivity, unconditional love, and innate goodness helped him discover those qualities in himself and put his complicated past in perspective.
THE SHROUD CONSPIRACY
Hardcover In this debut thriller, a forensic anthropologist sets out to prove that the Shroud of Turin is a fake, but quickly discovers the opposite—and must race to stop the evil forces who want to use traces of blood in the fabric to clone Jesus Christ and bring on the second coming. John Heubusch is the head of the Waitt Institute, a nonprofit organization for historic research and scientific exploration whose discoveries have been cited in the New York Times, WSJ, and other publications. Heubusch’s next novel THE SECOND COMING will be published in March 2018.
LIES WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD
Young, Wm. Paul
Hardcover From the New York Times bestselling author of The Shack, Cross Roads, and EVE (9/15), a bold new work of non-fiction. Young examines the many statements and ideas people often believe are in the Bible—and to be the words of God—but are not, such as: “do as I say, not as I do,” and “sin is bad behavior.” The movie adaptation of The Shack is scheduled to release worldwide in early 2017.(UK/Commonwealth, Dutch, Croatian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, German rights sold)
Fronczak, Paul with Alex Tresniowski
Hardcover In 1964, a woman posing as a nurse kidnapped an infant named Paul Fronczak from a hospital. Two years later, Dora Fronczak, the infant’s mother, identified a toddler found abandoned outside a variety store as her missing son. That son, always conflicted about his parentage and now an adult, decided to seek the truth. The truth—he is not the real Paul Fronczak. This is the incredible, stranger-than-fiction memoir of a man who recently discovered he had been kidnapped as a baby—and how he upturned the genealogy industry, his own family’s secrets, and the second longest cold-case in US history to find out who he really is.
PROGENY / FIRSTBORN
May 2016 / May 2017
Hardcover In the 16th century, Elizabeth Bathory, “The Blood Countess” of Hungary, killed hundreds of young women. 400 years later, one of her descendants, Emily, finds herself hunted because of her family history. Her quest to save herself takes her to the secret underground of Europe and puts her at the center of a battle between three ancient orders—one determined to kill her, one devoted to protecting her, and one that she must ultimately save. In the stunning conclusion, FIRSTBORN, Emily finally holds the daughter she had hidden away—the daughter she had erased from her mind to protect. She knows she must put an end to the centuries old Progeny/Scion war once and for all. She has to find her arch enemy, the Historian, and bring down the Scions at all costs. When she discovers the Historian’s true identity, the final confrontation with her betrayer will put her powers to the ultimate test. Lee is also the author of ISCARIOT (2/13) and THE LEGEND OF SHEBA (9/14). (Dutch, Italian, Korean, German, and Polish rights sold to ISCARIOT.) (Bulgarian, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, and Polish rights sold to LEGEND OF SHEBA.) (Polish, Dutch, Turkish, Estonian rights sold to PROGENY.) (Polish rights sold to FIRSTBORN.)
FINDING THE LOST ART OF EMPATHY
Hardcover Tracy Wilde, pastor of The City Church in Los Angeles, drawing on her many years of leadership, sets out to fix what she sees as a major problem in the church today—a lack of empathy. She explores how the loss of empathy has caused isolation among Christians. She uses biblical stories of Jesus as examples of how showing compassion leads to more unity in the church body and more unity between the individual and God. Wilde’s next book will be published in April 2018.
GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
Trade Paper In this debut novel, two people traveling a broken path must find their way to healing—and to each other—through God’s love. Amber’s dream of an ideal life with her perfect family is shattered when she loses her husband. Two years later, she finds herself in a struggle to save her home while providing for her nine-year-old daughter, Bree. When up-and-coming racecar driver, Cody Jackson, rolls into town, Amber avoids his attention to protect herself and Bree from the dangers of becoming too close to someone who lives life on the edge every day. With her faith hanging in the balance, Amber is forced to decide between the broken road she knows so well, or trusting in a new path that God has provided. Currently in film production with Pure Flix to be released in theaters in Early 2017.
LIFE’S HEALING CHOICES: Revised and Updated
Freedom From Your Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits
Trade Paper Using the Beatitudes of Jesus as a foundation, John Baker developed the eight choices shared in this book: Admitting Need, Getting Help, Letting Go, Coming Clean, Making Changes, Repairing Relationships, Maintaining Momentum, and Recycling Pain. Through making these choices, readers will find God’s pathway to wholeness, growth, spiritual maturity, happiness, and healing. Ten years after the original edition, this newly revised edition contains updates to teaching principles as well as new and contemporary testimonies of people whose lives have been transformed by living out the eight choices in this book. Foreword by Rick Warren, author of A Purpose Driven Life (Zondervan ’02). (Afrikaans, Indonesian, Chinese Complex, Dutch and Korean rights sold to the original edition.)
MOM SET FREE
Trade Paper Combining up-to-the-minute research, personal stories, professional experience and practical examples, this inspirational guide teaches parents how to embrace God’s grace and let go of the pressures—external and internal—that come with raising children. Cunnion has a master’s degree in social work and is the author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child (Zondervan ’14) and contributor to The Better Mom blog. Foreword by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, host of The View.
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAPPENED
A Story of Survivial, Faith, and Courage in the Face of Evil
Corporon, Yvette Manessis
Hardcover Yvette Corporon grew up hearing the story of how her grandmother helped hide a Jewish tailor named Savvas and his family from the Nazis on their tiny Greek island during WWII. Many years later, Corporon set out to track down the descendants of Savvas and finds his grandchildren living in Israel. But her joy at finding Savvas’s family is shattered when her young cousin is gunned down by neo-Nazis in the U.S. Corporon cannot help but feel that the present mirrors the past. In this memoir Corporon tries to make sense of hate and violence and shares what she has learned about the healing power of forgiveness with the help of Savaas’s descendants and other Holocaust survivors. Corporon is the author of bestselling novel When the Cypress Whispers (HarperCollins ’14).
Highlights from Future Lists
BECOME A BETTER YOU: Revised and Updated
7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day
Trade Paper In #1 New York Times bestselling book—updated for a new generation of readers with a new foreword and new chapter—Osteen offers seven simple yet profound steps to help you discover your individual purpose and destiny, and includes key biblical principles, devotions, and personal testimonies that will uplift and enlighten you. As you incorporate these key principles into your life, you will be amazed by how much more God has in store for you. (Korean, Afrikaans, Spanish, Indonesian, Chinese Complex, Norwegian, Dutch, German, Danish, Swedish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Finnish, Chinese Simplified rights sold to the original edition.)
A Biblical, Historical, and Legal case for the Jewish Homeland
Hardcover A close examination of the biblical, historical, legal, and political aspects of one of the world’s most controversial nations—the state of Israel. Attorney and bestselling author, Sekulow gives the definitive defense of Israel's right to exist as a sovereign nation and reveals its importance to the future of the world. Sekulow’s next book will be published October 2018.
NOTHING IS WASTED
A Story of Hope, Forgiveness, and Finding Purpose in Pain
Hardcover The heartbreaking yet inspiring true story of pastor Davey Blackburn’s traumatic loss of his pregnant wife and how he came to forgive her murderer. This story shows how one man turned his grief into a journey of reconciliation—finding that God always has a bigger purpose in our pain.
Embracing Disruption as the Key to Divine Reinvention
Daniels, Marshawn Evans
Hardcover A practical toolkit for women who are ready to transform their lives after facing disappointment, going through heartache, or struggling in their career. By viewing setbacks as an invitation from God to reinvent her life to be better than before, any woman can succeed in her personal and professional life. After being a Miss America beauty pageant finalist, contestant on The Apprentice, and a successful attorney, Daniels turned to a career in life coaching and works with companies such as Delta, Tiffany & Co., Nike, and Rolls Royce.
A BOX OF BUTTERFLIES
Reminders that Blessings Surround Us
Hardcover An inspiring book filled with uplifting quotes, poems, scripture, artwork, and anecdotes from Roma Downey, an acclaimed actress and producer. Organized around topics of courage, loss, gratitude, love, and kindness, a subtle butterfly theme appears in each chapter—a reminder of the wonder of God’s love and his power to transform lives just as he transforms caterpillars into exquisite butterflies. 5 x 7, 4-C images throughout.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Hardcover Through a unique lens formed by twenty-four years serving both in the community and law enforcement, Pastor Miles McPherson explores the one way to battle feelings of hate, race, and bigotry: on a spiritual level. Readers will be awakened, inspired, and encouraged not to ignore or merely tolerate people who are different than themselves, but to love them as Jesus does.