Dear ALO readers,
In the spirit of gratitude and giving, we offer our ALO Writers’ holiday book sale!
Kindle versions of these books are price-reduced from Friday at 12:01 AM until Sunday at 11:59 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
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Author: Amy Young
Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service (99 cents)
When you go abroad to serve, you’re thinking about the language, the losses,and the excitement. When you return home you’re thinking about your friends and family, the losses, and the relief. Most aren’t thinking about the process of transition—and yet if you do, it can make the difference between a smooth entry and re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions.
Looming Transitions: Twenty-Two Activities for Families in Transition (99 cents)
Author: Kay Bruner
As Soon As I Fell (99 cents)
Kay’s memoir is about going to extremes for spiritual acceptability and failing dismally, only to find that love and grace transcend failure. For anyone who’s ever asked, “When will I be good enough for love?” This book resoundingly answers: “Right now. You are loved, right this minute, in this mess.” While few of us will live on a tiny island in the South Pacific, many of us will find hope and healing in this story of a painful fall into the arms of love.
Debunking the Myths of Forgive-And-Forget (99 cents)
“Forgive-and-forget” slaps a band-aid over a gaping wound and tells us to keep on limping. Real forgiveness, on the other hand, invites us to remove the bandages, examine the wound, and open ourselves up to a restorative process. What gives us the courage to undertake such a difficult, potentially painful procedure? We find the bravery to practice true, soul-deep forgiveness in the context of a Love that holds us safe, no matter what. In the process of real forgiveness, we’ll learn what wise trust looks like. We’ll be able to choose reconciliation or release in relationships. Most of all, we’ll turn toward healing. Real forgiveness can be messy and hard. But in the end, it brings the kind of rest to our souls that no easy answer can offer. For that reason, we debunk the myths and dig in.
Porn and Your Boyfriend (Free)
Dating couples today confront a challenge unique to this generation: internet pornography. Kay is a counselor with extensive experience helping married couples through pornography recovery. Offering information, ideas, resources, and conversation starters, this short book empowers young women to make healthy choices for themselves around the issue of internet pornography in dating relationships.
Comfort Ye My People: The Real World Meets Handel’s Messiah, 26 Readings for Advent (99 cents)
Daily meditations on the text of Handel’s Messiah remind us that comfort, hope, and light are ours, even while living through the real world of grief, pain, and loss.
Author: Jonathan & Elizabeth Trotter
A-41: Essays on life and ministry abroad (Free)
Curated articles and essays of healing and hope from Jonathan and Elizabeth Trotter. May these words guide and encourage you as you seek to live all for One (A-41).
Author: Marilyn Gardner
Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging ($3.99 due to publisher’s restrictions)
These essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds. Between Worlds charts a journey between the cultures of East and West, the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones and familiar places, and the loneliness of not belonging.