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Die Stimme des Königs

Die Stimme des Königs

Brad Huebert

When we struggle to get closer to God and experience his fullness, the typical prescription is a truckload of spiritual activity that leaves us discouraged and empty. Author Brad Huebert has been down that bitter, dead-end path and back again. In Finding Home, Huebert dissolves the veil between faith and sight to help you embrace the power and majesty of God's kingdom. Huebert casts his story in the epic adventures of Ivan, a lukewarm believer who finds himself in the heavenly realm of Basileia-the Kingdom of God. Ivan must choose between two paths-Old City or New City? One leads to exhaustion and despair; the other leads to the heart of the King. Which will he choose? Through Ivan's journey, experience how to leave the Old City behind and live out the blessings of the kingdom through childlike acceptance of the truth. Like Christ's parables, Huebert's tale simply illustrates how the Kingdom of God is already within and among us. Finding Home is a story you'll want to pick up over and over; it is replete with unforgettably delectable images to savor with each read. It invites you to rethink your old assumptions about faith and kingdom life. Which path will you choose?

Towards the Land of the Tapirs

Towards the Land of the Tapirs

Ana Simon

Translator Jana and her family live in a quiet suburb of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Endeavoring to resolve childhood trauma which still haunts her, Jana is writing a novel – vaguely hoping that, by managing her characters’ lives, she might be able to regain control over her own and end her depression caused by painful memories.

But little does she suspect that dark shadows from the past have conspired against her efforts to ultimately sever the bonds of her dark family heritage – and against her faith. Her quiet family life is about to be invaded by a forceful attack of hateful forces, the memory of which she is desperately trying to put behind her. They enter her home uninvited, threatening to crush her faith and destroy her family, cornering her into taking a stand and sticking out the spiritual fight regardless of the price.

The old Serbian village sorcery has made its way into the urban setting of post-war Zagreb – and this time it is coming after her daughter. Jana has only two choices: she will either have to give up on attempting to rescue her child, trusting God to intervene, or resort to the dark forces again by seeking the help of a fortune-teller.


Vollmilchschokolade und Todesrosen

Vollmilchschokolade und Todesrosen

Franziska Dalinger

Miriam loves chocolate, attends the tenth grade in school and the christian youth group „Life and Hope“ – mostly because she feels she should do so, as her father is the pastor of her church. She loves roses and writes secret poems. But mostly she loves the fact that she is not “unseen” any more since she is part of Mandy’s gang. Here she is Messie, the quick-witted actress with cool ideas. But not everything this gang is doing seems to fit to what Messie thought to be right until now. In meeting nice Daniel she starts to realize that more and more. Then things happen that turn her whole world upside-down. And what had begun as a joke becomes a fatal danger. Thrilling fiction with lots of emotion. And the search for right life.