Just Added to the 99-Cent Sale: Dekker, Peretti, and More!

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I love the pace of a good thriller, the suspense that an author builds, and how most of the ebooks end in a nice little bow at the end. But maybe the suspense/thriller category isn’t your cup of tea, and you’d rather enjoy the beautiful character development that is woven into a heart-warming romance novel. Whatever type of fiction you enjoy, I recommend perusing our wide selection of titles included in our 99-cent sale. You won’t want to miss out on these limited-time savings!

As we approach the end of the 99-cent fiction sale (September 26) I wanted to highlight a couple additional titles that we added late last week, including titles by Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti.

Here are 5 new additions:

Showdown: A Paradise Novel by Ted Dekker
Welcome to Paradise, a sleepy town that quickly becomes energized with the talk of a black-cloaked man who promises to grant any unfulfilled dream—he is irresistible. Seems like bliss, but is it? Is hell about to break loose in Paradise?

Heaven’s Wager by Ted Dekker
Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is living the ideal life, with thoughts far away from theft and murder. He’s left his past far behind, or so he thinks.

Brink of Death by Brandilyn Collins
Annie Kingston moved to Grove Landing for safety and quiet, but she quickly comes face to face with evil when her neighbor Lisa Willet is killed. Asked to question the daughter of the deceased, Erin Willet, Annie finds herself begging God, whom she doesn’t believe in, for help. Join Annie and Erin as they travel to the brink of death trying to find the real killer.

Thunder in the Morning Calm by Don Brown
Former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Don Brown pens an action-packed thriller that is full of credible and compelling details. Join Lieutenant Commander ‘Gunner’ McCormick as he assembles a three-man commando squad on a suicide mission into North Korea to search for his long lost grandfather rumored to be held in a secret prison camp.

Hangman’s Curse by Frank Peretti
Frank Peretti introduces Nate Springfield, his wife Sarah, and their two children Elijah and Elisha as a part of the Veritas Project team. The family travels the country aiding the FBI in busting drug rings and solving mysteries. In Hangman’s Curse, the family goes undercover in a small town high school—where a mysterious curse has turned several football players into lunatics.

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If you haven’t been keeping up with our posts about the sale, I recommend reading our post outlining 5 ebooks to read this fall, Creston Mapes’ post on The Power of Story, and Michelle Griep’s post on Addiction.  There are only a few days left to take advantage of these huge savings so make sure to get them today before time runs out!

What is your favorite type of fiction to read?

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Remembering September 11, 2001

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Today we pause in remembrance of September 11, 2001, and the thousands who lost their lives in the tragic events at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania. We will never forget what was lost that day. The following excerpt is from Leslie Haskin’s firsthand account of her harrowing escape from the World Trade Center in her ebook Between Heaven and Ground Zero. She recollects the courage displayed in the actions of the firefighters, police officers, and first responders who were on site at the attacks:

“Movement caught my attention, and I looked up. It was then that I heard the scrambled radios and noticed police officers carrying victims and firefighters racing into the stairways. There they were— the cavalry—my knights.

One after the other those noble men ran toward the upper floors with little hope of survival and all the grace of God. They shouted to one another as they hurried about, and despite the distance between us, I saw dread in their faces. I saw years of training and rescue procedures boil down to that one moment. That moment that broke millions of hearts with a single falling tear or drop of blood heard from downtown New York City to the hills of California, the towers in Paris, and the deserts of Afghanistan. . . .

More than anything, I wish I could speak of joy that came through all the suffering on that particular September morning, but I cannot. There was none. However, in the greatest moments of desperation and overwhelming sorrow, God’s loving and outstretched arms were waiting for my acceptance. I now know that His holy presence and peace called to me at every point of overwhelming despondency and paralyzing trepidation.”

 Today, we remember.

 

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How to Stock Your Digital Library: 99-cent Fiction Sale

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Everyday our goal at Vyrso is to provide you the best possible Christian content at competitive prices. Today, we’re excited to announce one of the best ways to stock your digital library this fall—Vyrso’s 99-cent fiction sale! You can choose from over 100 Christian fiction titles that range from thrilling spy novels to heart-warming historical novels set in 1800s Oregon.

We’ve packed this sale with a variety of genres, so don’t shy away from expanding your reading list this fall.

Here is a list of staff recommendations you’ll enjoy from the 99-cent fiction sale:

  1. Otherworld by Jared C. Wilson
  2. Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake
  3. Unlimited by Davis Bunn
  4. Reinventing Rachel by Allison Strobel
  5. Israel, My Beloved by Kay Arthur
  6. The 13: Fall by Robbie Cheuvront & Erik Reed
  7. Just Above a Whisper by Lori Wick
  8. Plain Death by Amanda Flower
  9. Blowing on Dandelions by Miralee Ferrell
  10. Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd

Over the next three weeks, get to know some of the authors featured in the sale, like Joy Jordan-Lake, Kate Lloyd, Miralee Ferrell, and others, with exclusive interviews. Learn about the inspiration behind their work, how they started writing, and more about titles you can find in the sale.

Browse our recommended titles and other titles on sale available for a limited time!

What title will you be adding to your reading list with our 99-cent fiction sale?

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Stories and Studies for your Elementary School Student

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Yesterday we focused on teens, and today we wanted to round out the end of our back to school bundle sale with books for your youngsters in elementary school. Teaching your kids to love God and the stories and concepts of the Bible early in life can pay dividends in their faith down the road. We’ve created two bundles of ebooks that are great to read together or even for your son or daughter read on their own.

Get the Bible Stories for Your Elementary Kids Bundle for $7.49 and the Bible Studies for Kids Bundle for $12.99. These deals will only last until 7:59 a.m. EDT tomorrow morning!

 

Bible Stories for Your Elementary Kids

101 Awesome Bible Facts for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne

This 144-page fact book is as entertaining as it is informative. Each page includes an interesting statistic, a helpful definition, or some other noteworthy morsel of data from the Old or New Testament as well as a playful cartoon illustration. The tidbits of information are organized in the order they appear in the Bible, giving young readers a feel for the story line of Scripture.

 

The Awesome Book of Bible Stories for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne

These comical illustrations and thoroughly up-to-date retellings of Bible stories will captivate young minds and hearts while maintaining the integrity of the characters and message.

 

The Awesome Book of Unusual Bible Heroes for Kids by Sandy Silverthorne

Kids often hear Sunday school lessons about Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. But what about Ehud, Deborah, Jonathan, and some of the other lesser-known but equally colorful heroes of the Bible? Popular children’s author and illustrator Sandy Silverthorne uses hilarious drawings and modern-day settings to introduce kids to some of the everyday people God has used in amazing ways. Each story includes an age-appropriate devotional that ties a life lesson to the character and helps kids apply what they learn to their own lives.

 

Bible Studies for Kids

Jesus in the Spotlight: John, Chapters 1-10 by Kay Arthur and Cyndy Shearer

This book will help children discover a richer appreciation for the Word of God and a deeper understanding of God’s love and care for them. In Jesus in the Spotlight, kids “make” a movie to discover who Jesus is and His impact on their lives. Activities and 15-minute lessons make this John 1–10 study in the Discover 4 Yourself® series great for ages 9–12.

 

Jesus—Awesome Power, Awesome Love: John, Chapters 11-16 by Kay Arthur

Jesus—Awesome Power, Awesome Love picks up where Jesus in the Spotlight left off—John 11. Kids join a movie production team to bring the life of Jesus to the big screen. Acting out various roles, including special-effects person and makeup artist, they’ll learn key truths about prayer, heaven, and Jesus.

 

God’s Amazing Creation: Genesis Chapters 1&2 by Kay Arthur & Jana Arndt

Young scholars put on their archaeologist hats to help inductive detectives Max and Molly dig up the truth about what happened “in the beginning,” who the Creator is, and how the heavens, earth, sea, people, and animals came into existence.

 

Becoming God’s Champion: 2 Timothy by Kay Arthur & Jana Arndt

Kay Arthur’s successful New Inductive Bible studies series for kids has a new addition. Now the clever team of Max, Molly, and the wonder-sleuth Beagle, Sam, discover how to be champions for God by exploring the winning offerings of 2 Timothy. Young readers enter an Olympic summer camp, engage in exciting competitions, and explore the official rulebook, the Bible. Together with Max and Molly, readers will race to discover: what the good news about Jesus is and how to learn it for themselves, how they can pass the baton of belief on to others, and how they can stay faithful and run the race even when others quit.

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These bundles are only available for 24 hours, so make sure to take advantage of the savings today! Get the Bible Stories for Your Elementary Kids Bundle for $7.49 or the Bible Studies for Kids Bundle for $12.99!

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Two Bundles for Teens: Prayer, Relationships, and Encouragement

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We’ve created two special bundles for teen guys and girls full of spiritual guidance, relational advice, and more. If you have a teen, work in youth ministry, or know a teen that could use some encouragement, these bundles are worth sharing.

Both bundles are 70% off today only! Get the For Teen Guys bundle, filled with 5 titles for $19.99, or get the For Teen Girls bundle with 5 resources for $21.99.

For Teen Guys

True Purity by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

In their honest, down-to-earth style, Hayley and Michael explain that purity starts in the heart and involves every thought, desire, and action–not just sex. They show that purity isn’t just for the superspiritual, but that it is a daily choice that every teen must make. And most importantly, they show teens that it’s never too late to become pure and that lost purity can be redeemed through God’s grace.

 

The Manual to Manhood by Jonahtan Catherman

There’s a lot a guy needs to know as he grows up and makes his way in the world. For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to: wear cologne correctly, manage a credit card, and talk to a girl.

 

Stomping Out the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson

Do you want to break free of all of the garbage and negative thoughts that cloud your mind to see who you really are? Stomping Out the Darkness shows how to break through and see yourself through God’s eyes. On these pages, you’ll discover that God has had a plan for your life from the beginning of time–and, even though something went wrong with that plan, God has put everything back in order through Jesus. All you have to do is believe.

 

Pursue God by Poncho Lowder

With the fast pace of our culture today, people struggle more than ever developing a daily relationship with God. And, often, those who do have  daily time with God may find themselves doing it out of duty rather than a personal relationship with him. Pursue God helps readers develop an authentic daily relationship where they are inspired to pursue God, discussing both the why and how of effective pursuit.

 

One Life by Jim Burns

These fifty devotional readings cover many of the major issues of life and faith that students wrestle with today. Sexual purity, the pressure to compromise, family relationships, trusting God, servanthood, worry, fatigue, and daily surrender are just a few of the topics Burns explores. Scripture and personal application questions are integrated throughout, while historical and contemporary stories, quotes, profiles of courage, and even illustrations from children’s literature help students relate these concepts to their lives. Youth leaders and parents will find this a tremendous resource for teaching, while young adults will enjoy the book for use in their personal quiet time.

 

For Teen Girls

Obsessed by Hayley DiMarco

Are you obsessed? We can all feel that way at times when all our thoughts, time, and energy are poured into something all-consuming. But for too many teen girls, obsession becomes a way of life. In Obsessed, bestselling author Hayley DiMarco helps those girls leave behind the thoughts, actions, and stuff that so easily gets between them and God. She challenges them to look at three key areas where it all tends to start: obsession with losing (fear, worry, stress, busyness), obsession with gaining (love, stuff, success), and obsession with numbing (addiction, cutting, eating, purging, controlling, comfort.) Obsessed helps girls to identify the unhealthy affections in their lives and points them to God to be set free from them.

Over It by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

Bestselling authors Hayley DiMarco and Michael DiMarco show teens how to pick themselves up, move on, and deal with it. With a potent combination of empathy, tough love, Scripture, and wit, the DiMarcos lead teens through true recovery. As always, they avoid platitudes and tell it like it is—which is what teens really want. Parents, youth leaders, counselors, and teens will find that Over It is the book they’ve been waiting for.

Devotions for Real Life by Melody Carlson

Teen girls are looking for substance and spiritual guidance that can make a difference in their lives. Devotions for Real Life gives them what they want. With inspiration and insight, Carlson offers girls a way to encounter Jesus’ words for their own personal growth and practical application. She shares with her readers the life-changing message of Jesus, giving them something to lean on in the turbulent time of adolescence. This devotional will strengthen their faith and help them study the Bible for all it’s worth.

 

Mean Girls by Hayley DiMarco

This one-of-a-kind book has helped end the cycle of meanness for tens of thousands of girls. Mean Girls is a call to spiritual strength. A call to stand firm. It calls girls to face the beasts in their lives head on. In short, it’s the answer girls need for the problem they never thought could go away. This revised edition of Mean Girls will reach junior highers and high schoolers where they are with the help and advice they crave.

Devotions for the God Girl by Hayley DiMarco

In this 365-day devotional, Hayley DiMarco guides girls ages 14-18 on a daily journey of learning more about who God is and who he created them to be. Each one-page devotional contains a verse of the day along with a brief reflection that unpacks spiritual truths about becoming a woman of God. In each entry Hayley challenges girls to choose God’s way in every area of their life—with their thoughts, actions, and daily choices about everything from friends and fashion to faith.

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Both bundles will expire tomorrow morning, August 29, at 7:59 a.m. EDT. Get the For Teen Guys bundle and the For Teen Girls bundle today, before time runs out!

 

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Making Your Faith Your Own: A Bundle for Students

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For the rest of the week, we’ll be featuring titles that are perfect for students heading back to school— teens and elementary kids. Today’s bundle is perfect for teens who want to ignite their faith during the new school year.

The Student Faith Bundle contains three titles that will help students and teenagers gain a greater perspective on faith through the stories of revolutionaries and two helpful 365 day devotionals.

What’s inside the Student Faith Bundle?

Martyrs by DC Talk

With life-changing impact, Jesus Freaks: Martyrs has captured the attention of Christians of all ages with their stories of Christian martyrs who took a stand for Christ against the culture of their day. Through these influential books, DC Talk challenges readers to pray for the persecuted church around the world and openly stand for Jesus.

Total Devotion by Kevin Johnson

Bestselling author Kevin Johnson has selected some of his best devotions, written some new ones, and packed them into one handy, 365-day guide for today’s young teens. Tackling difficult issues such as school blues, parental relationships, and future fears, these quick-witted and humorous devotions each include an attention-grabbing opener, an explanation with application of Scripture, and a take-away Bible verse. Parents and youth alike agree that these fun, fresh devotions will keep teens reading.

Ignite Faith by Campus Life’s Ignite Your Faith

Young Christians often want to spend more time with God but don’t know where to start. This devotional from the team at Ignite Your Faith magazine aims to help with a collection of 365 reflections and activities that turns daily devotions into an adventure. Using a variety of approaches to spiritual growth, Ignite Your Faith handles topics, such as faith, friendship, family relationships, school, and church, with a relevance and skill that will make this a go-to devotional for teens hungry to meet God in new ways each day.

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Download the Student Faith bundle for just $10.99—that’s over $25 in savings! Be sure to get this bundle before it expires tomorrow morning at 7:59 a.m. (EDT).

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Four Titles on Connecting: How to Speak Teen

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Being a parent of teenagers can often times be a season of great joy and difficulty. Your teen is on an emotional roller coaster as their bodies change, responsibilities grow, and relationships become more complicated. There is a new opportunity for them to make deepen their faith while learning bigger life lessons. Whether you have a pre-teen transitioning into their teenage years or a high schooler becoming more independent, we’ve created a unique bundle of four top-notch ebooks that we think you’ll find useful in connecting.

Get the Connecting with Your Teen Bundle today for $14.99—that’s a 70% savings!

Connecting with Your Teen

Get Your Teenager Talking by Jonathan McKee

Veteran youth expert Jonathan McKee presents 180 creative discussion starters to help teens open up about issues that matter. And unique to this book, he provides tips for interpreting their responses and follow-up questions. From light-hearted to more serious, these conversation springboards will get even the most reluctant teen to talk about friends, school, values, struggles, and much more. Perfect for anyone who wants to make a teen feel noticed and heard.

Teenology by Jim Burns

Raising a teen is not an easy job. The challenges parents face can be overwhelming—“What happened to my sweet-tempered kid?” “How do I help her make better choices” “I’m afraid my teen is going to walk away from his faith.” “How do I teach my teen to stay pure?” “Is this teen behavior normal?” In Teenology, author Jim Burns covers all these issues and more. His no-holds-barred approach tackles even the most sensitive topics, providing parents with the answers and advice they need to raise their teens to become responsible adults. An invaluable section on common problems and solutions addresses everything from curfew to bullying to pornography and beyond. Don’t overlook this must-have resource!

 

Raising Responsible Teens in the Digital World by Brian Housman

Brian Housman helps parents become a greater influence in their teen’s world, revealing which values motivate teens and offering practical ideas on how families can engage the world through service and love.

 

The Jesus Survey by Mike Nappa

Who do Christian teens say Jesus is and what does he mean in their lives? The answers might surprise you. In The Jesus Survey, Mike Nappa shares the groundbreaking results of a nationwide survey of Christian teenagers from sixteen different denominations. He shares his discoveries of how core beliefs about Jesus–and the Holy Spirit, prayer, evangelism, and more–influence the way a teen actually experiences God personally and offers ideas for helping teens overcome faulty perceptions. Pastors, youth pastors, parents, and educators will find in The Jesus Survey both an enlightening and invaluable tool for understanding the faith of teens around them and a guide for helping teens nurture an authentic, satisfying, and vibrant relationship with Christ.

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Download the Connecting with Your Teen Bundle today for $14.99—that’s over $30 in savings! This bundle won’t last long, so be sure to pick it up before 7:59am EDT tomorrow morning!

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Three Ebooks to Help You Transition

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There are often points—especially in times of transitions—that we feel like we are in over our heads. For many parents, balancing work, their kid’s sports schedule, and some version of a family life can become overwhelming. If you are in over your head right now, or just want to be adequately prepared for what might be ahead, our Making it Through Bundle has the perfect combination of ebooks for you.

Get the Making it Through Bundle today only for $15.99—that’s over $35 in savings!

 

Making it Through Bundle

Walking into Walls by Stephen Arterburn

All of us crash into self-constructed walls and bloody our noses from time to time. These walls block growth, healthy relationships and overall contentment and happiness. Most of us are blind to our own self-defeating behaviors and attitudes, so we repeatedly walk into the same walls again and again. Bestselling author Stephen Arterburn leads us through the process of deconstructing the issues that built those walls as well as find the permanent healing that frees us to live the joyful life we were meant to live.

The Best Advice I Ever Got on Parenting by Jim Daly

Nearly 20 of today’s Christian authors, speakers, and entertainers relay their joys and fears, their triumphs and failures—and the advice that got them through—in this inspiring collection from Focus on the Family and Worthy Publishing. Contributors include: Andy Stanley, Ken Blanchard, Gary Smalley, Les and Leslie Parrott, Joni Eareckson Tada, Stormie Omartian, Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn, Lee Strobel, and singer Phil Joel (Newsboys).

The Road We Must Travel by Francis Chan, Eugene Peterson, Bill Hybels, and others

There is a road everyone must travel. Who among us doesn’t need a mentor and guide to help us along the way? The Bible provides guidelines for navigating the roadblocks, detours, and potholes that keep us from reaching our desired destination. The authors deliver insights that assures spiritual helath and well-being, despite the obstacles we face on our journey.

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Get 70% Off Three Prayer Resources by Stormie Omartian

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The next 24-hour bundle is here! Today we’ve bundled three powerful resources on prayer by Christian speaker and bestselling author Stormie Omartian. If you’re looking to focus and revitalize your prayer life, these resources are a great starting point, offering  guidance and encouragement to pray more often, more effectively, and about specific topics.

Today only, get the Prayers to Get You Through Bundle for just $10.99—that’s over 70% off.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Book of Prayers by Stormie Omartian
Bestselling author Stormie Omartian offers this collection of short, powerful prayers to help readers pray more effectively. Prayer topics include surviving disappointment, embracing the moment, walking in the midst of the overwhelming, and more.

The Power of Praying Through the Bible by Stormie Omartian
This collection of devotionals takes readers from Genesis to Revelation to reveal how God designed prayer for us to communicate with him, embrace the promises of Scripture, release burdens to God’s care, and more.

The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian
After 20 years of raising her son and daughter alongside her husband, Michael, Stormie looks back at the trials and joys of parenting and the power in praying for her children. In these easy-to-read chapters, Stormie shares from personal experience how parents can pray for for their kids’ safety, character development, relationship with God, and more.

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The Prayers to Get you Through Bundle will only be available until 7:59am EDT tomorrow morning. Be sure to check back on Monday for more Back to School Bundles!

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Save 70% on Three Marriage Resources

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Save 70% on Three Marriage Resources

If you’re anything like me, the end of summer and the beginning of fall signals a transition from a season of relaxing and playing to a season of hard work. People are returning from vacation, kids are heading back to school, there are new church commitments, football games, and many other things that crowd our schedule and attention. We can very easily become overwhelmed with the day to day and forget to cultivate the relationships that matter most to us. As you head into this next season, Vyrso has created a bundle to help you focus on one of the most important relationships God has given you—your marriage.

Today only, we’re offering the Focused Marriage bundle that contains three titles to help you grow a fruitful marriage in the midst of a busy fall. Get it today for $14.99—that’s 70% off!

The Focused Marriage Bundle

10 Great Dates: Connecting Faith, Love & Marriage by Peter & Heather Larson & David & Claudia Arp

While juggling the kids, work, church, and community commitments, are you and your spouse finding time to connect? When was the last time you had a good talk about faith or did a devotional together? To help you jump-start deeper connections, four marriage experts have come up with 10 creative date ideas, each centered on a spiritual theme, including appreciating your differences, experiencing God together, facing the storms of life, and connecting through prayer.

 

Moments of Peace in the Presence of God for Couples by Unknown

This devotional will encourage and inspire couples of all ages, whether newly married or lifelong partners. Each of the 170 readings covers themes such as unity, faithfulness, discovery, perspective, and more. This resource includes a devotional meditation, a pertinent Scripture, and a concluding prayer.

 

Draw Close: A Devotional for Couples by Willard Harley Jr. and Joyce Harley

Nothing brings a couple closer quite like sharing a regular devotional time. Willard F. Harley Jr., the bestselling author of His Needs, Her Needs, joined forces with his wife, Joyce, to bring readers devotions to help them increase their intimacy with God and each other. The 36 chapters are each divided into five brief sections and explore Harley’s proven marriage principles in connection with God’s Word. Each devotion begins with a story and includes a brief meditation, a relevant Scripture passage, and application questions to help make the principles a reality.

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