Miracle in Shreveport

Author: David Benham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785215999
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Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God’s provision for their lives. David and Jason’s journey, from Little League to college to professional baseball and beyond, reminds us that even when we don’t know what God is up to, He’s putting together the pieces of our life’s puzzle and executing the plans He has for each of us. Miracle in Shreveport tells the story of a family’s love, the power of prayer, and a game that is truly all-American. It is also the story of brotherhood staying strong, despite the threat of comparison in a profession committed to competition. Most of all, it is the story of being faithful in small steps, honoring God in the process, and trusting His hand in our lives. In this book, the Benhams call us to remember that when we follow God’s dream for us, we find it is better than we could have ever dreamed for ourselves.

Miracle in Shreveport

Author: David Benham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780785215981
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The events that led the Benham Brothers to play professional baseball together at Fair Grounds Field in Shreveport can be described only as a miracle---a reminder of God's presence in our lives and His faithfulness to work behind the scenes for us, even when we can't see Him.

Whatever the Cost

Author: David Benham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718033000
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“Two nationally-acclaimed real estate entrepreneurs share biblical principles to revolutionize your work and family life, and give you the courage to stand up for what is right.” This book follows the story of highly motivated and entrepreneurial twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, from their formative years and ventures into professional baseball to their rise as owners of a multi-million dollar business empire and securing an HGTV reality series. It’s a journey where the brothers learned how they must die to their dreams not just once, but twice as they walked away from baseball before being called up to the Big Show and later as their TV series was stripped away from them just before airing when the network succumbed to media pressures surrounding their faith. These experiences only helped them realize that the key to powerful living is found when you die to your dreams and face your fears, and choose to live powerfully through it all. The biblical principles they implemented to guide their work and families are revealed in practical terms to apply to our daily lives and give us courage to stand for what is right. The book will expand on principles such as: Show that You are Faithful in Little Be a Fountain to Others and not a Drain Produce More in Value than You Receive Work to Your Ability and not Your Pay Breathe Life into All Situations Remember that You are Human Beings, not Human Doings Hold to a Standard of Disciplined Living Don’t Swing at Every Pitch Find Your Greatest Blessings on the Other Side of Your Greatest Fears

Living Among Lions

Author: Jason Benham
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718078896
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Meet Daniel. A Transformed Man Who Transformed His World. What does an ancient Jewish prophet have to do with modern America? What, if anything, can we learn from a man who lived 2,400 years ago as a captive in the land we now call Iraq? As it turns out, quite a bit. David and Jason Benham are convinced the biblical example of Daniel holds the keys to contemporary Christians living victoriously in a world increasingly hostile to people of faith. Like Daniel, many believers today find themselves in an unfriendly environment, one opposed to the God they serve. Yet, like Daniel, they must learn how to take a stand while serving the people around them. Living Among Lions is for Christian brothers and sisters who have the potential to transform their world but find themselves standing in the shadows wondering how to respond in an unfriendly environment. Divided into three sections, Living Among Lions covers three distinct characteristics that made Daniel strong: Conviction, Commitment, and Courage. Daniel possessed all of these qualities and lived them out. As a result, God gave him unprecedented favor and supernatural power. A mere slave living in exile, Daniel emerged as one of the most powerful men in the known world. Daniel’s conviction, commitment, and courage empowered him not merely to survive in Babylon but to thrive. He did not conform to his world; he transformed his world.

Surprised by Healing

Author: Delores Winder
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768496349
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It was on August 30, 1975,when Delores Winder attended a Methodist Conference on the Holy Spirit in Dallas, Texas,where Kathryn Kuhlman was speaking, that the above Scripture became a reality in her life. Facing death, terminally ill with pseudo-arthrosis and having been in a body cast for over fourteen years, Delores was only seeking to receive something from God that she could leave with her young son Chris when she died. She received the answer that night in Dallas, as she felt the very presence of the living God surrounding her. Never having seen a miraculous healing take place and believing that supernatural healing ended with the apostles, Delores was not praying for a physical miracle. However,we have a God that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, and she was transformed from hopelessness to wholeness, set free from the disease that had her bound. God is no respecter of persons, and what He did for Delores, He will do for you. Always remember, joy comes in the morning, for regardless of any need you may be facing, God is with you, and there is nothing impossible with Him!

42 Faith

Author: Ed Henry
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718089057
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Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the hidden hand of God that changed history Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a side of Jackie’s humanity that few have taken the time to see. Branch Rickey, the famed owner who risked it all by signing Jackie to his first contract, is also shown as a complex individual who wanted nothing more than to make his God-fearing mother proud of him. Few know the level at which Rickey struggled with his decision, only moving forward after a private meeting with a minister he’d just met. It turns out Rickey was not as certain about signing Robinson as historians have always assumed. With many baseball stories to enthrall even the most ardent enthusiast, 42 Faith also digs deep into why Jackie was the man he was and what both drove him and challenged him after his retirement. From his early years before baseball, to his time with Rickey and the Dodgers, to his failing health in his final years, we see a man of faith that few have recognized. This book will add a whole new dimension to Robinson’s already awe-inspiring legacy. Yes, Jackie and Branch are both still heroes long after their deaths. Now, we learn more fully than ever before, there was an assist from God too.

Gone South

Author: Robert R. McCammon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453231579
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A veteran’s moment of rage leads to a chase through the bayou in this tale of “jackhammer suspense” by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song (Kirkus Reviews). Two decades after he finished serving his country in the jungles of Southeast Asia, Dan Lambert still pays the price. As he hustles for construction work in the heat of a brutal Louisiana summer, Dan tries to ignore the pounding in his head—a constant reminder of the Agent Orange–caused leukemia which will soon end his life. And now the bank wants to repossess his truck. His attempt to reason with the loan officer does not get him far. Dan loses himself in rage, and for a moment is back in the jungle again. When he comes out of his bloodlust, he has shot the banker through the chest. There is nothing to do but run. On his trail are two peculiar bounty hunters: a onetime Siamese twin and a heavyset Elvis impersonator. To save his own life, Dan is going to have to remember why it was worth living in the first place.

The Dawn Prayer Or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison

Author: Matthew Schrier
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1946885215
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“What is your name?” asked General Mohammad. “Matthew,” I said. I had stopped saying Matt a while ago because it means ‘dead’ in Arabic. On New Year’s Eve in 2012, Matthew Schrier was headed home from Syria, where he’d been photographing the intense combat of the country’s civil war. Just 45 minutes from the safety of the Turkish border, he was taken prisoner by the al Nusra Front—an organization the world would come to know as the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda. Over the next seven months he would endure torture and near starvation in six brutal terrorist prisons. He’d face a daily struggle just to survive. And, eventually, he’d escape. In this gripping, raw, and surprisingly funny memoir, Schrier details the horrifying and frequently surreal experience of being a slight, wisecracking Jewish guy held captive by the world’s most violent Islamic extremists. Managing to keep his heritage a secret, Schrier used humor to develop relationships with his captors—and to keep himself sane during the long months of captivity. The Dawn Prayer (Or How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison): A Memoir is a tale of patriotism and unimaginable bleakness shot through with light . . . of despair and friendship, sacrifice and betrayal, in a setting of bombed-out buildings and shifting alliances. It’s the story of the first Westerner to escape al Qaeda—not a battle-hardened soldier, but an ordinary New Yorker who figured out how to set his escape plan in motion from a scene in Jurassic Park. From the prisoners’ fiercely competitive hacky sack games and volleyball tournaments (played using a ball made of shredded orange peels and a shoelace) to his own truly nail-biting outbreak, Matthew Schrier’s story is unforgettable—and one you won’t want to miss.

The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids

Author: Rich Rezler
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781503224469
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Small-town heroes are born and legends are made in Paul Lagan's inspirational story, The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids: A Novel Based on a Personal Experience. Stretching along a twisting 120-mile stream from northern Wisconsin to the Wisconsin River lies the Kickapoo Valley. The 1940s haven't been kind to Millersville and the other small towns sprinkled along the river banks. The devastating aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II still hang like a black cloud over the area. Although hard work is their inheritance, inhabitants manage to find relief in one of America's most sacred pastimes-baseball. Out of this unlikely setting evolves a group of courageous kids who are destined to challenge the record books and immortalize high school baseball history in Wiscconsin. There are no divisions in high school sports in the 1940s and 1950s, so tiny Millersville is forced to compete against schools with twenty times as many students in order to qualify for the state championship. After graduation five of their players are offered pro contracts. Seen through the eyes of the author, much as as he personally lived it, The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids offers a fictionalized account of this couragious group of rural small-town boys quest to do the impossible. Readers will want to stand up and cheer as they learn the riviting story behind this extraordinary slice of American history that may never be repeated.