BIRDS OF PRAY
High Stakes, Deep Faith, and Unbreakable Brotherhood
They were the first No. 1 seed in NFL history to enter the playoffs as an underdog. Their star quarterback was out with a season-ending knee injury. Five-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots towered over them. But public opinion didn’t matter to the Philadelphia Eagles. They believed in each other. The band of Christian brothers on the team believed in the God of the impossible, and they played for an audience of One.
The most extensive book to explore the Christian faith shared by many of the team’s players, Birds of Pray details the incredible inside story behind the Eagles’ capture of the biggest prize in professional sports: the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Through exclusive interviews with the players, never-before-seen photos, and insider accounts of the miracle season’s most memorable moments, Philly native and Associated Press sportswriter Rob Maaddi reveals a side of the team the world has yet to fully witness.
From an impromptu baptism in the team’s cold tub to weekly Bible studies and pre-game prayers, to the unique friendship between star quarterback Carson Wentz and back-up-then-MVP Nick Foles – the Eagles excel in the unexpected. Birds of Pray follows the deep faith shared among players, the high stakes they faced together, and their relentless reliance on Christ who gives all strength in moments of crisis and celebration alike. The result is a boldly inspiring, entertaining read that will challenge readers to go deeper in their faith, dream bigger, and live with renewed courage for whatever odds life stacks against them.
C. S. Lewis' Letters to Children
C.S. Lewis, beloved author of The Chronicles of Narnia, answers fan letters in this sweet collection that shows why he remains one of the best-loved children’s authors of all time.
In his life, C.S. Lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for more knowledge of his bestselling Narnia books and their author. Here are collected many of his responses to those letters, in which he shares his feelings about writing, school, animals, and of course, Narnia. Lewis writes to the children—as he wrote for them—with understanding and respect.
National Bestseller—New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly
The most important step is the first one. Dive into Chip Gaines’ personal playbook and start learning how to succeed in business—and in life.
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of five in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned.
Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way.
Readers will learn:
- How to work towards success—and how to determine what that looks like
- The power of living in a way that rejects fear
- How to embrace small acts of courage and be bold to go all-in
Capital Gaines is the playbook you need to start redefining success and going after it, no matter what that means to you.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD!
Get ready to make new breakthroughs in your prayer life, knowing that bold prayers honor God and God honors bold prayers.
Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker–a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people.
Sharing inspiring stories from modern-day circle makers plus his own experiences, Mark Batterson will help you:
- Discern God’s will as the first step to a healthy prayer life
- Uncover your heart’s deepest desires
- Pursue God-sized dreams
- Connect with God in fresh ways
- And, ultimately, draw prayer circles around your family, your job, your problems, and your goals
This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.
“Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God,” he says. “It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.”
Also available: The Circle Maker Spanish edition, prayer journal, student and kids’ editions, parent editions, small group studies, video curriculum, and more.