Maggie was slowly becoming unsatisfied with Sunnyside, the island community in the Florida Keys that her and her husband Jim had been calling home for the past five years. She was hungry for intrigue and adventure and she wasn't getting it at the Bed and Breakfast they owned and operated. Even if it only lasted a weekend, Maggie was in search of excitement. So when her deceased grandmother's old friend suddenly hands her a set of mysterious files, Maggie is more than willing to dive right in and play the role of amateur sleuth. Only, as the pieces of the puzzle are put together, Maggie slowly realizes that this mystery hits closer to home than she would've preferred and it may be too late to back out now. With her best friend and neighbor Sophia's help, Maggie sets out into the town of Sunnyside to uncover the truth about a family tragedy, and gets a bit more intrigue and adventure than she bargained for!
Bishop William Boyd Grove (United Methodist Church) writes this about Free Us for Joyful Obedience: Every pastor should run, not walk, to the nearest book store to buy Free Us For Joyful Obedience. I was a pastor of congregations for twenty six years and I would have been a better pastor if this book had been available to me. I recommend it for the following reasons: ** Monty Brown is a great pastor and he practices what he is preaching in this book. ** He has his theology right. Pastoral care is a response to, and a sharing of, God's grace. ** His writing style is interesting and compelling. The nuggets are priceless. This book is a must for every pastor. ************* Free Us for Joyful Obedience is a step by step introduction to the fine art of prayerful pastoral caregiving, and a re-calling of the passion for ministry. Monty Brown re-members us into approaching life from the counter-cultural world of grace. His theology of pastoral caregiving emphasizes our basic goodness (being made in the very image of God) which honestly highlights our potential, instead of the typical yardstick that emphasizes our failures - the taunt of being not good enough. Too often, particularly in a Church which feels threatened by diminishing numbers and social influence, the urge is toward bigger numbers as the only measure of success. Free Us for Joyful Obedience underscores the importance of faithfulness, instead of the world's definition of success.
DREAMING OF THE PERFECT MAN? Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy. The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she's suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP'd 'yes' to the Queen Bee of her high school's wedding saying she's bringing her boyfriend (she doesn't have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark! With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver...A hilarious and moving romantic novel from bestselling author, Samantha Tonge. A must-read this summer!
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