Tuesday 30 September 2014

October New Releases

Contest News 

Congratulations to our ACW blog members who are finalists in the 2014 CALEB Awards!

Fiction category:
The Inheritance by Jo-Anne Berthelsen (Even Before Publishing) 
Suzannah's Gold by Carol Preston (Even Before Publishing)
Imogen's Chance by Paula Vince (Even Before Publishing)

Devotion category:
Dynamic Aging by Ray Hawkins (Even Before Publishing)

Unpublished category:
Miss Kate's Great Expectations by Rita Stella Galieh


New Book Releases

Love, Justice by Elaine Fraser (Independent, 28 August 2014)

Justice grew up with a father who couldn’t settle down. He left his family to pursue travel and relationships around the world. Each partner seems to get younger. Since she was four years old, it’s just been Justice, Mum and brother, Micah.

Justice sees the injustice in the world and gets frustrated that she can’t do anything significant about it. She has a sponsor child in Rwanda, but she wants to do so much more.

World peace, an end to end poverty and justice for all become her goals, especially after she meets Seth, the charismatic boy with dreadlocks and sea-green eyes at a peace rally.

Just when she is figuring things out and becoming involved in the peace movement, her father returns. He brings Emily with him, a young woman who is now supposed to become a part of their family.

Dad assumes they will accept Emily, but has no concept of the emotions this will stir up.

Sometimes life isn’t fair, but we have to find a way to do the right thing.

Mortal Insight by E.B. James (Rhiza Press, 1 October, 2014) 

Detective Sergeant Steve Keller has begun to see things. He desperately hopes the visions mean something and not that he’s going crazy. But the visions don’t go away, and when they start meaning something more, Steve finds himself caught in an investigation way bigger than he ever imagined. Mortal Insight, E.B. James new novel, brings you conspiracy, crime, action and asks the question: when your life is at stake, are some truths worth bringing out into the open?

The Suburban Captivity of the Church by Tim Foster (Acorn Press, 22 September, 2014)

For far too long, Australian evangelicals have proclaimed a gospel loaded with the cultural baggage of suburbia: personal security, individual salvation and an other-worldly focus. Is this message really a set of timeless truths with universal application? Or have we injected Jesus’ message with our own values? The Suburban Captivity of the Church calls us to venture beyond the picket fence and engage with the cultural narratives around us, to see how God’s big story meets them with both challenge and hope. Whether we are reaching a new culture, or trying to bring the gospel to our own in a more biblically faithful way, this book will equip us for the task.


  1. Congratulations to our finalists and to those celebrating a new release. :-)

  2. Congratulations on all the Caleb finalists. Some great new releases.

  3. How exciting for the finalists! Will definitely be checking out some of those new releases :)

  4. yes congratulations for the Caleb finalists. that is great and also for those with new releases.


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