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New Release Christian Books

If you are looking for something to read, then these are my latest recommendations of new release Christian books. This is a great way of checking out a variety of new books without leaving the comfort of your home! I have selected a mix of new Christian fiction releases, which is a fairly new genre for me, alongside some of the best in the Christian books non-fiction category. There are also some new Christian authors that I’ve come across and would like to introduce to you. I hope you will find something here to read, inspire, and enjoy!

New Release Christian Books

Here are some great recommendations of new release Christian books. There is a real pleasure in opening a new inspirational study book or equally being able to switch off and relax with a great story. Some of the authors are favorites who I have been following over the years, whereas others I hadn’t come across before. I’ve included some powerful teaching, auto-biographical stories, and even a journaling workbook. Among this small selection, I hope you will find a favorite author, either new or old to enjoy.

Where the Light Fell by Philip Yancey

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'Where the Light Fell, Philip Yancey'
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Where the Light Fell, Philip Yancey

This was my Christmas holiday reading, a memoir that is a fascinating and revealing story of the author’s life from infancy to the present day. There were glimpses of growing up in the structure and dogmatic beliefs of a fundamentalist Christian church, with the poverty, and hardship that formed much of his childhood, including the racist attitudes of Southern US in the fifties.

The struggle with the co-existence of suffering and God’s grace is unreconciled in this book. Questions remain unanswered and ultimately, we choose to trust in God through our difficulties.

I found the author’s experiences slightly disturbing in places, but it is an insightful and interesting read and puts into context many of his previous books.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Waymaker by Ann Voskamp

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New Releases Christian Books
Waymaker, Ann Voskamp

‘Waymaker’ is essentially the author’s testimony of her journey of faith covering a period of more than twenty-five years. It is an intimate sharing of her experiences of finding her way toward a closer walk with God through difficult circumstances. It starts with a detailed account of the beginning of her marriage which sets the foundation for the story. Then the author fast-forwards to another formational event in her life, the adoption of her seventh child. This was a child with prior health conditions and the stresses involved placed a strain on her marriage.

This was my first encounter with this author – the writing style is highly descriptive and personal. I found the self-examination intense at times but the realization to keep looking outward rather than inward was an important part of the author’s journey. Not everyone will relate to her personal experiences although some of the struggles maybe relatable. In places I found the book slow moving, but throughout there are powerful nuggets of spiritual truth to grasp and hold onto.

Available from Amazon US & UK

40 Days in the Word & Spirit R.T. Kendall

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New Release Christian Books
Forty Days Word & Spirit, R.T.Kendall

I have enjoyed R.T.Kendall’s teaching over the years at conferences and through his many books. He is now an elder statesman, but this book is so relevant and challenging to the time and season that we are living in. He doesn’t shy away from laying out clearly the divisive condition of the church today, not to condemn but to convict us of our need to know and experience the Lord in a deeper way. Each day brings a Scripture reading, reflection, and some challenging questions to prayerfully meditate on.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies That Sabotage Your Peace by John Mark Comer

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Live No Lies, John Mark Comer

Live no lies, examines three areas where the enemy, through deception, wants to attack our spiritual well-being. It helps us recognize, and resist, our main adversaries as the world, the flesh, and the devil. The battle that we are in is subtle, which is why it is effective. This book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of our enemy in these three areas and offers practical guidance to overcome them.

Spiritual warfare begins as we push back with the truth of God’s word – that is our reality, to align our thoughts with Scripture. We need to be proactive by applying and practicing spiritual disciplines, such as prayer, fasting, and meditating on Scripture. It is possible to live in the fullness of life that God has prepared for us!

Available from Amazon US & UK

Related Post – 10 Books on Spiritual Warfare  

Journaling the Psalms Paula Gooder – A Guide for Reflection & Prayer

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Journalling the Psalms, Paula Gooder

The Psalms are loved by many Christians, myself included, not only for the beauty of the poetry but also as powerful words of prayer. This book shares fifteen favorite psalms and guides the reader through each one in a detailed way. Insight is provided into the background of the psalm with prompts and tips to reflect and journal our thoughts.

The author applies both approaches of standing back to look at the whole psalm and then zooming in to pick out some details. This is a great book for personal study, and it could be used as a daily reader. But, to get the most out of the psalms you need to set aside time for personal reflection and could be more appropriate for a weekly Bible study.

Available from Amazon UK

Christian Books Non-Fiction

In this section of new Christian non-fiction books, I have included powerful teaching on leadership, prayer, and evangelism. I have also added two very different auto-biographical collections of testimonies where we see the power of God at work in people’s lives. These new release Christian books all, in their own individual way, encourage a deeper love for the Lord. They also bring practical application for our spiritual lives.

The Crucible of Leadership: Learning from the Story of Moses by Dr Alan Wilson

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New Release Christian Books
The Crucible of Leadership, Dr Alan Wilson

I was drawn to this book primarily by my fascination with the life of Moses. He was one of the greatest biblical leaders who had compassion, and understood, the frailty of people. In the introduction the author clarifies his hope that this book will be helpful for anyone who wants to explore the dynamics of leadership in connection to a relationship with God.

Each chapter takes a snapshot of Moses’ life and draws on his experiences to develop a theme pertinent to Christians, and particularly those, in any form of leadership today. The topics cover the influence of others, developing in isolation, the call of God, and sharing the load. The themes develop chronologically and explore the importance of our relationship with God and knowing that we are loved by Him. And then move on to conflict, dealing with criticism, and character. The final chapter, the conclusion, is to pass the baton on to someone else!

Available from Amazon US & UK

7 Ways to Pray: Time-Tested Practices for Encountering God by Amy Boucher Pye

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Seven Ways To Pray, Amy Boucher Pye

This is a study guide that delves into ancient prayer practices. Each chapter includes personal reflection and recounts the historical research for the topic discussed. The method for each prayer practice is explored in detail and there are practical tips for applying this to our prayer life today. The author shares her own experience of the method and her view of the benefits and challenges. The book is suitable for individual use to work through and try out the different prayer practices. It would also be good for discussion in small groups.

Available on Amazon UK, US

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10 Women Who Overcame Their Past by Dayspring Macleod.

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10 Women Who Overcame Their Past, Dayspring Macleod

This is a thought-provoking book of testimonies of different women throughout history, who have overcome difficulties. This is not through their own strength or ability but by relying on the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. The struggles involve current issues – we may not relate to them all but they are ones that we all aware of, if not in our own life then in the lives of friends or family.

There are not always easy answers to the reality of life on our journey of faith but there is encouragement here that even in the darkest of days God is faithful and we are not alone.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Through Open Doors: Unlocking the Mystery of Soul Winning by Teresa Hodge

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New Release Christian Books
Through Open Doors, Teresa Hodge

If the thought of sharing the gospel personally to those that you encounter in your everyday life is intimidating, then the challenge and the help you need is right here. This step-by-step workbook unpacks the simplicity of sharing the gospel message and the author shares her own experiences with Scripture driven methods.

The book teaches why we should all be actively looking for opportunities to share the gospel, and practical and useful tips in how to do it. There are chapters which provide conversation starters, encouragement to write our own testimony and to ‘practise’ sharing with others. Although this book can be read individually it would also make a great resource for discussion in a small group.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Light Through The Cracks by Joanna Watson

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New Release Christian Books
Light Through The Cracks, Joanna Watson

Ten true stories of ordinary people encountering God in miraculous ways often through tough and difficult circumstances. The author retells these dramatic stories of God intervening in extraordinary ways in the lives of those who trust in Him.

“A premature baby confounding the medical predictions about his prognosis. A teenager seeing her long-term debilitating illness vanish in an instant. A church receiving cash out of thin air, ensuring it survives the threat of closure. A man defying death, multiple times, following life-threatening injuries sustained in a head-on road collision.”

This is a book that builds faith with the witness that miracles can, and do, happen!

Available from Amazon US & UK

New Christian Fiction Releases

I don’t read a lot of fiction, so this small selection of new Christian fiction releases come highly recommended! There is historical fiction, with a tale of Pilgrimage set in my home area of Wales. Then I’ve also included two different books which have taken a Biblical account as the outline of their story – which makes for an intriguing read!

Beneath the Tamarisk Tree: The Story of a Thief’s redemption by Rob Seabrook

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New Release Christian Books
Beneath the Tamarisk Tree, Rob Seabrook

A beautifully written fictional account of heaven – with the main character being the penitent thief who was crucified at the same time as Jesus. I was drawn along in the story and found myself becoming involved in the lives of the characters even though I knew how the story would end.

The author creates imaginary scenes of healing in heaven, of the delight and worship that waits for those who know and love the Lord. Whether our imagination aligns with his is a thought-provoking question. This is recognised by the author and there are discussion questions for each chapter at the back of the book – it is worth spending some time reflecting on these. This is a book that is easy to read but leaves you with much to think about!

Available from Amazon US & UK

Becoming Queen Bathsheba by Amanda Bedzrah

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Becoming Queen Bathsheba, Amanda Bedzrah

The story of David and Bathsheba in the Bible is one of those uncomfortable and perplexing accounts where so much is unsaid and what is said raises so many questions. The author has created a powerful fictional story, with an authentic air of life in Jerusalem during King David’s reign. The themes of deception, and injustice will resonate down through the centuries. But there is also the possibility of forgiveness – although the consequences of all our choices are painfully highlighted in this story.

There are many different accounts of this story already in books and films, as the author concedes in her endnotes. Whether you agree with her interpretation of Bathsheba’s character, or not, this was well-written and engrossing story.  Ultimately it was uplifting, revealing God’s love and care with the possibility of second chances and new beginnings!

Available from Amazon US & UK

The Pilgrim by Joy Margetts

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The Pilgrim, Joy Margetts

Will a pilgrim’s path be his saving grace? This is a second novel from the author of ‘The Healing – Will a monk’s habit help unlock his identity’. It is actually a prequel to ‘The Healing’ although the story does stand alone. This series is set in medieval times among the abbeys and holy sites of Wales. If you’ve never read any historical fiction before then ‘The Pilgrim’ is a great place to start!

Read the full review: HERE 

Available at Amazon UK, and US in Paperback and Kindle format.

New Christian Authors

Last, but not least, there are five great new Christian authors in this section for you to check out. In this list of new release Christian books there are some inspirational auto-biographical stories, and two different devotional books. These would all be a blessing to read or make a great gift to buy for someone else!

Ordinary on Purpose: Surrendering Perfect and Discovering Beauty amid the Rubble by Mikala Albertson

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Ordinary on Purpose, Mikala Albertson

“The world is shouting at us to be more. Strive. Achieve. Overachieve. Never stop pushing. As a family practice doctor, wife, and mother, Mikala Albertson appeared to be living a “perfect” life, but really her whole world was falling apart…” 

The author walks us through her journey of escaping from the crushing weight of striving for perfectionism to embracing the ordinary. It is in the brokenness of her marriage with the loneliness of addiction that she reaches out to God and starts to find a personal faith.

This story will resonate with so many who are struggling to find the perfect life only to find that it is an illusion. In the process of letting go of perfection the author reveals the love, peace, and joy that are found in knowing that we are not alone – God is with us. In God’s unfailing love we can find hope in the ordinary, gritty everyday life.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Embrace the Journey: Becky Murray’s Story

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Becky Murray's Story
New Release Christian Books Embrace the Journey,
Becky Murray’s Story

This is a powerful testimony of God’s goodness when we respond to His call on our lives. Becky has a heart for the vulnerable, the abandoned, the lost – those who have no one as their advocate. She is the founder and president of the charity OnebyOne reaching out to children and women in Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan.

Becky’s faith, and stories of her adventures with God, will inspire and encourage you to strike the ground and see what God can do! You can find her on TBN with her programme ‘Embrace the Journey’ or on UCB Radio, or read more about the charity work at www.onebyone.net

Available from Amazon US & UK

Indestructible Faith- Prayers & Prompts for Journalling by Lauren Roskilly

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New Release Christian Books
Indestructible Faith, Lauren Roskilly

This book would be a great resource for any new Christian, or for anyone who has been drifting, to find their way to develop a foundational faith. The layout includes a Scripture verse to reflect on, with some questions to prompt our response to the word. There is plenty of space to journal our own thoughts and prayers. Each reflection closes with a guided prayer.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Forty Women: Unseen Women of the Bible from Eden to Easter by Ross Clarke

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New Release Christian Books
Forty Women, Ros Clarke

If you love character Bible Studies, then this is a great new book of daily devotions. The author has selected forty Biblical women, some well-known amd others more obscure. Each day has a Bible reading with a reflection, or a couple of questions to develop our takeaway thoughts, and closes with a prayer. It could be used as a devotional through the forty days of Lent or at any other time of year.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Standing in the Storm by Matt McChlery

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New Release Christian Books
Standing in the Storm, Matt McChlery

Standing in the storm chronicles the author’s life from childhood onwards. Growing up in Zimbabwe gives a glimpse of life in Africa and the turbulence there as that nation struggles to find its identity. This story is one of authentic faith and reveals God visibly working all things together for good for those who love Him – until a storm hits!

Cancer is a scary word, and incurable cancer even more so. It is an illness that many of us are familiar with, if not personally, then through the experiences of family and friends.

The journey with, and through, cancer is frightening, messy, and hard. The author does not shy away from the truth or gloss over the details. But through this experience learns to let go of control and trust in God, whatever the future holds. In this testimony there is a challenge for all of us to be brave, to celebrate change, and to move forward into the future with faith and hope. The message is clear that God is there with us in, and through, the storms of life.

Available from Amazon US & UK

Some of the books I received a complimentary copy, but all the reviews are independently my own.

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