Welcome back to Hope Springs...where Grace Wesley teaches high school history. She is on the hot seat with the school district after she answers Brooke Thawley's question about Jesus during a classroom discussion. Suddenly Brooke becomes a pawn in an epic court case that could cost Grace the career she loves.
Go Big or Go Home narrates Scotty's journey from a kid imitating Elvis on the school bus to 30 million people across America tuning in to see him win season 10 of American Idol. Now, as he completes his groundbreaking fourth album, Scotty shares a glimpse of where he came from and the impact his faith, family, and friends have had on a humbled guy who keeps asking, "Why me?"
"Scotty has/is a truly amazing young man!"
When his mom decided it was time for them to leave for good, Thomas knew they better get far away or he'd come and find them. It was Christmas Day, with Mom sweating in a tiny room over a tiny stove, and Dad watching college basketball and drinking with a vengeance. "Thomas, I want you to get your sister and go out to the car, okay?" Mom had promised them that they would be getting a special Christmas present today. Just the two kids. They couldn’t mention it to Dad. This is her present, Thomas thought....
"Giving and FORGIVING . . . Great Christmas Story"
Thirty-five-year-old Heath Sawyer has finally made it to the big-time as a country music star. After a year full of the kind of success he could only dream of, it’s December 23, and he’s headlining a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. It’s only as the lights on the stage go down and the Christmas lights outside come on that Heath realizes there’s just one place he wants to be for the holidays: back home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
Baseball star Cory Brand knows how to win. But off the field, he’s spiraling out of control. Haunted by old wounds and regrets, his future seems as hopeless as his past. Until one moment - one mistake - changes everything. To save his career, Cory must go back to the town where it all began. His plan is simple: coach the local Little League team, complete a recovery program, and get out as fast as possible. Instead, he runs headfirst into memories he can’t escape…and the love he left behind.
"Horrible Narrator but Good Book"
His loneliness will soon turn to fear…. When Chris Buckley moves to Solitary, North Carolina, he faces the reality of his parents’ divorce, a school full of nameless faces—and Jocelyn Evans. Jocelyn is beautiful and mysterious enough to leave Chris speechless. But the more Jocelyn resists him, the more the two are drawn together. Chris soon learns that Jocelyn has secrets as deep as the town itself, secrets more terrifying than the bullies he faces in the locker room or his mother’s unexplained nightmares.
"Holy Schmoly! I did not expect that ending..."
When Beth Thompson’s only son, James, goes missing in action in Afghanistan, she is left with her prayers, hopes, fears... and letters. Mother and son have been writing since boot camp. James writes of his struggle to become a confident soldier and of his concern for his young wife and their unborn child. Beth, like any mom, praises her son’s courage even as she frets for his safety. Even after James disappears, Beth is comforted by a daily ritual of writing him about her feelings, faith, and attempts to maintain a normal life when nothing is really normal but the waiting.
After tragedy in Papua, New Guinea, a missionary couple returns to America and begins drifting apart from each other and from God. When their family moves into a Smoky Mountains retreat, they can't imagine the terror that awaits.
When Chris Buckley first encountered the mysteries of creepy Solitary, North Carolina, he had little idea how far he would fall into the town’s shadows. After losing the love of his life, Chris tried to do things his way. He hunted for answers. And then he gave up trying to find them. But now Chris comes back to Solitary, knowing there’s a purpose for his being there. As he watches his place in a twisted and evil bloodline become clear, Chris waits for the last battle - and wonders who will be left when he finally makes his stand.
"Intense series, Great conclusion"
His fear will soon turn to anger…. At first, Chris Buckley was simply warned. And watched. But as Chris unravels the haunting riddles of the town of Solitary, he finds that much more than the life of a town is at stake.Whether facing a pastor with a house full of skeletons or a cousin he never knew existed, Chris is forced to choose between light and darkness, life and nightmarish death. Every choice he makes reminds him that the unthinkable has already happened—and if he trusts the wrong person, it may happen again.
""Evil wears a mask and I can finally see its face""
Chris Buckley no longer wonders what kind of town he’s living in. He no longer tries to pierce its darkness. He no longer questions his role in its mysteries. He makes a new choice: he runs. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s running the wrong way - and is very close to being beyond any choices at all. As a reluctant student at Harrington High’s summer school, Chris meets a fun-loving senior girl who offers a welcome diversion from the darkness of his past.
In Ghostwriter by Travis Thrasher—the Stephen King of Christian fiction—a successful horror writer becomes trapped in a web of inexplicable evil. Grief-stricken and desperate, Dennis Shore mails his publisher a novel he didn’t write. But after his plagiarized submission receives high praise, he encounters its aggrieved author. And as this vengeful soul threatens his career, his sanity, and even his life, Dennis begins to experience all the horrors of his own fiction.
"Almost didn't finish it."
The author of numerous works of fiction, Travis Thrasher is much heralded for creating flawed characters who struggle on their paths to redemption. In 40, freelance music producer Tyler Harrison is closing in on his 40th birthday. Suffering hallucinations as the big day approaches, he meets a man named Matthew, who claims to be an angel and tells Tyler he will soon die. Descending into self-destructive behavior and uncertainty about God, Tyler meets Ellis, an internationally famous DJ. But Ellis’ influence may be the last thing Tyler needs.
Having garnered critical acclaim for his CBA bestselling tales of romance, mystery, and adventure, Travis Thrasher here wades into the edgy world of horrifying suspense. Laila has it all - love, family, and wealth. But when her faith crumbles, her world falls apart, and she begins living the precarious life of a Chicago call girl. After shooting and killing a client in self-defense, Laila finds herself caught in a spiral of guilt and emptiness. Little does she know she’s being hounded by something not of this world....