Gesignaleerd: 5 nieuwe Engelstalige boeken

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De christelijke boekenwereld in Nederland is niet zo heel groot. Daarom vind je op Geloof in Boeken vanaf nu ook regelmatig een overzicht van populaire Engelstalige boeken. Welke christelijke boeken worden in andere delen van de wereld op het moment gelezen? 5 buitenlandse leestips!

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards, Jen Hatmaker
(non-fictie)
De populaire Amerikaanse blogger en schrijfster Jen Hartmaker schreef een boek over het tonen van liefde tegenover je naaste.

The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don’t like, don’t understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life.

Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, For the Love leads our generation to reimagine Jesus’ grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner that Christian readers will love. Along the way, Hatmaker shows readers how to reclaim their prophetic voices and become Good News again to a hurting, polarized world.

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Hope Harbor, Irene Hannon
(roman)

Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life–and love–altered her plans.
When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter’s. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives–including their own.

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Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing, Wayne Stiles
(non-fictie)
Predikant en theoloog Wayne Stiles schreef een boek over ‘wachten op God’. Vaak kan het lijken alsof God ver weg is in je leven, en is zijn plan met je niet duidelijk. Hoe ga je daar mee om?

We have all experienced a disconnect between God’s promises to us and our everyday reality. We wait, without understanding why. We want to know God’s plan so that we can trust it–but God so often hides his plan so that we will trust “him.” What can we do in the meantime as we are waiting for an answer, a change, or a miracle?
With deep compassion, Wayne Stiles helps readers understand why God makes them wait. Unpacking the Old Testament story of Joseph, Stiles shows readers how to find comfort and opportunity in the time between God’s promises and his answers, revealing the perspective-altering truth that sometimes when we think we are waiting on God, he is actually waiting on us.
Anyone who has felt a disconnect between God’s promises and their reality, who doesn’t know what God wants them to do next, or who struggles with the brokenness of their world will find in Wayne Stiles a wise and trustworthy guide to finding peace in the pauses.

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The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Melanie Dickerson
(roman/YA)

Jorgen is the forester for the wealthy margrave, and must find and capture the poacher who has been killing and stealing the margrave’s game. When he meets the lovely and refined Odette at the festival and shares a connection during a dance, he has no idea she is the one who has been poaching the margrave’s game.

Odette justifies her crime of poaching because she thinks the game is going to feed the poor, who are all but starving, both in the city and just outside its walls. But will the discovery of a local poaching ring reveal a terrible secret? Has the meat she thought she was providing for the poor actually been sold on the black market, profiting no one except the ring of black market sellers?

The one person Odette knows can help her could also find out her own secret and turn her over to the margrave, but she has no choice. Jorgen and Odette will band together to stop the dangerous poaching ring . . . and fall in love. But what will the margrave do when he discovers his forester is protecting a notorious poacher?

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Trial Run, Thomas Locke
(thriller)
Thomas Locke (pseudoniem van Davis Bunn) schreef een techno-thriller, het eerste deel in een nieuwe serie.

Dr. Gabriella Speciale has assembled an international team of elite scientists with one goal in mind–to create and control out-of-body experiences that transcend the limits of time and space. Reese Clawson’s mind-bending experiments aim to explode the boundaries of human consciousness–and annihilate the opposition in the process.

When a terrifying discovery and a string of failed tests threaten to dismantle both programs, the key to survival may reside in the mind of a gifted grad student whose unsettling dreams have thrust him into the center of a dangerous battle for control.

As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don’t know can kill you.

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