Simon’s Song: A Tale of Adventure and Friendship
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure bursting with impact and enormous heart—one that will make you laugh out loud, cry with joy, and look inward to examine your own heart. When eleven-year-old Simon leans in to inspect a curious spot on his bedroom mirror, he falls through, tumbling into a strange new world where…
• animals talk,
• a prophecy is foretold,
• and Simon himself is drawn on a perilous journey.
You’ll be pulled right along with him as Simon and his fellow adventurers—an Oscar-deserving raccoon, a grace-filled deer, an endearing beaver family, one red-winged blackbird, and possibly the most comical Labrador retriever ever born—set out on their journey. Going back and forth through the mirror, Simon faces a critical test on each side: In the “real” world, he must protect his sister against the horrific abuse of an alcoholic father. In the “mirror” world, he must somehow find God’s love by meeting his greatest fears, face-to-face. And each side propels Simon towards the ultimate struggle—one of life. Or death.
Bridge to a Distant Star
It All Comes Tumbling Down… As a storm rages in the night, unwary drivers venture onto Tampa Bay’s most renowned bridge. No one sees the danger ahead. No one notices the jagged gap hidden by the darkness and rain. Yet when the bridge collapses vehicles careen into the churning waters of the bay below.
In that one catastrophic moment, three powerful stories converge: a family ravaged by their child’s heartbreaking news, a marriage threatened by its own facade, and a college student burdened by self doubt. As each story unfolds, the characters move steadily closer to that fateful moment on the bridge. And while each character searches for grace, the storms in their lives loom as large as the storm that awaits them above the bay.
When these characters intersect in Carolyn Williford’s gripping and moving volume of three novellas, they also collide with the transforming truth of Christ: Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me.
How to Treat a Staff Infection: Resolving Problems in Your Church or Ministry Team
Anyone involved in ministry for any amount of time has probably run across staff problems. And the challenge in dealing with staff problems within a Christian ministry is solving the problems in a Christian manner–and keeping a sense of humor about it all. In How to Treat a Staff Infection, Dr. Craig and Carolyn Williford take a “medical” approach to those common ministry ailments, including
• a stiff neck “God always intended VBS to be two full weeks.”
• temporary paralysis “You want me to make a decision?”
• a flaccidity of the lips “Got a prayer request for you: you won’t believe what so-and-so did now…”
• abnormal weight gain “God just gave me this incredible idea…”
• and many more.
Almost every problem a ministry staff encounters is covered in this humorous and helpful book.
Questions from the God Who Needs No Answers: What Is He Really Asking of You?
The God Who Wants Us to Know Him: Why would an omnipotent God ask questions of people? Because the questions are not for him; they are for us. In Questions from the God Who Needs No Answers, authors Carolyn and Craig Williford show how God’s inquiries in the Old Testament reveal who he is and how he wants to be in relationship with us.
From “Where are you?” to “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” and “Am I not sending you?” God’s questions encouraged and challenged biblical characters–and they can teach us the same powerful truths today. This in-depth Bible study will help you:
• Discover a deeper and more intimate relationship with God·Gain a better understanding of the people God questioned in the Bible
• Learn to use God’s questions to unravel the assumptions you have about God’s character and capabilities
• Uncover and study the truths of the Bible and how they apply to us today.
Through description, guided reading, and interactive questions, Carolyn and Craig Williford reveal a God whose timeless questions call us to a deeper faith in him./
Faith Tango: A Liberating Approach to Spiritual Growth in Marriage
Growing spiritually as a couple can be one of the greatest frustrations in marriage. Why? Because husbands and wives take the spiritual growth approach that works for individuals and try to apply it to couples. As many Christian couples can testify, this is an invitation to failure. The result is a sense of guilt and discouragement, followed by the decision by many husbands and wives to just quit trying.
Fortunately, help has arrived. Faith Tango presents a liberating approach that fits the unique dynamics of marriage, revealing how spouses can incorporate spiritual sharing into the natural flow of life and experience greater growth and deeper intimacy. In Faith Tango, Carolyn and Craig Williford introduce a fresh and compelling approach to growing spiritually as a couple, encouraging readers to abandon their preconceptions about what couples’ devotions should be, dump the sense of defeat that plagues many couples, and embrace a new approach to spiritual growth that fits beautifully into their everyday life and marriage.
An Appreciation Book for the Pastor’s Wife
Here is a collection of wise insights, humorous, true-life stories and spiritual refreshment to encourage a special pastor’s wife.
A heart-touching romance set in East Tennessee during the Depression. Rachael McKenney depends on Granny Mandy’s spiritual wisdom and hard-won insight. But when the Tennessee Valley Authority comes to Jordan’s Bend, a way of life is about to change forever. For although the dam will provide flood control and electricity, it will also flood some of the richest farm land in the valley.
More Devotions for Families That Can’t Sit Still
Here it is! A sequel to Devotion for Families That Can’t Sit Still. Included in this book are creative ideas that will make your family eagerly look forward to your times together learning about God and His Word.
Like Carolyn Williford’s first book, these devotions are not the typical sit-down-and-listen-while- I-talk variety. Each one lets the whole family get involved in ways that will help even young children remember what the purpose of devotions is.
In this book Carolyn covers:
• Bible stories and concepts
• Trouble spots in relationships
• Preteen and teen one-on-one relationship-building
• Preparation for dating
• Devotions just for fun
Devotions for Families That Can’t Sit Still
At last—a book of complete family meeting ideas that can involve you and your school-age children in an exciting time of relationship-building and spiritual growth. This book can revolutionize your family devotions! Its activity-oriented approach to studying and applying God’s Word will help any family put new life into that regular devotional time—or get started on the right foot.
Just flip through these pages and see how clearly and easily the instructions are laid out for you. Notice the variety of activities and the consistent focus on Scripture. You’ll discover biblical approaches to some of the following subjects:
• Bible stories—familiar stories seen in new ways
• prayer and worship
• self-image building
• dealing with trouble spots—such as arguing, prejudices, and sportsmanship
• service and concern
• holidays and special events and more!