ECPA BESTSELLER—Over one million copies sold! When a charming polar bear cub climbs into bed one night, she asks her Mama a very important question, one that little “human cubs” often wonder about, too: “Where did I come from?” As Mama bear tucks her youngest cub under the quilts, she gently, tenderly, and reassuringly communicates the message loving parents everywhere (bears and non-bears alike) want their little ones to hear: "We wanted you very, very much, and we are so very glad because—God gave us you." Perfect for bedtime, naptime, storytime or anytime, God Gave Us You provides a valuable opportunity to build children's self-esteem every day and assure each one that he or she truly is a welcomed, precious, and treasured gift from the Lord. Also available in the God Gave Us series: God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us So Much

Author ,
Isbn 0307730832
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
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This delightful sequel to best-selling God Gave Us You affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings. Now that Mama polar bear has another baby in her tummy, Little Cub is bursting with curiosity. “Why do we need a new baby?” she asks. “If we don’t like the new baby, can we send it back?” “Will you forget me when the new baby comes?” Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 030773224X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-02-12
Pages 40
Language English
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ECPA BESTSELLER • Over one million copies sold! As Little Cub and her family prepare to celebrate the most special day of the year, the curious young polar bear begins to wonder . . . “Who invented Christmas?” Mama’s answer only leads to more questions like “Is God more important than Santa?” So she and Little Cub head off on a polar expedition to find God and to see how he gave them Christmas. Along the way, they find signs that God is at work all around them. Through Mama’s gentle guidance, Little Cub learns about the very first Christmas and discovers that Jesus is the best present of all. This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730859
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

As the sun rises on her snow-covered world, Little Cub wonders aloud… “What is heaven like?” With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God’s home: How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there? Will I get to see you in heaven? Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that… “Heaven will be full of everything good.” This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730867
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
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“What do angels do all day, Papa?” When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. “God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub. They love him and would do anything for him.” This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise. Also available: God Gave Us You God Gave Us Two God Gave Us Christmas God Gave Us Heaven God Gave Us Love God Gave Us the World God Gave Us Easter Over two million copies in the series sold!

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601426623
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-09-16
Pages 40
Language English
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As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others… even the seemingly unlovable. In answering her questions, Grampa Bear gives tender explanations that teach Little Cub about the different kinds of love that is shared between families, friends, and mamas and papas. Grampa explains that all these kinds of love come from God and that it is important to love others because… “Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.” This sweet tale will warm the hearts of young children as they learn about all the different sorts of love, while the gentle explanations of each provide a valuable opportunity to encourage children to share with others a “God-sized love.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730840
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2011-11-30
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

USA TODAY AND ECPA BESTSELLER • A delightful illustrated picture book for readers ages 3 and up, God Gave Us Easter features the adorable polar bear Little Cub, talking with her father and learning about God’s design for the Easter season and what it really means. “God loved us so much he wanted us to always be with him too. That’s why God knew he’d need to give us Easter.” As Little Cub celebrates Easter with Papa, Mama, and her brother and sister, she begins to ask her papa questions about this very special day of the year. Papa lovingly explains God’s plans for his children, while taking Little Cub on a memorable walk through her stunning Arctic world, and he shares how Easter came about in clear, simple terms that even the littlest cubs can understand.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307731111
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part, as well as in the vocal line.

Author Blake Shelton
Isbn 1495042979
Genre Music
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 8
Language English
File format PDF

FINALIST FOR THE CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD® • Introducing a Bible storybook from the creators of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas and God Gave Us Easter, featuring 45 stories from the Bible, with reflections from adorable Little Cub and her friends. God Gave Us the Bible introduces kids to the STORY of stories—the love story between God and his people. Ideal for readers aged 3 to 7, written in a framework where Little Cub and her animal friends reflect many of the questions young readers have about Bible stories. The book features forty-five Bible stories and concepts that every child should know/be introduced to, like Noah and the Ark, the Birth of Jesus, and Jesus Feeds the 5,000 in a very warm, conversational, reassuring manner.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0735291918
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-09-17
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters-in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp-one for troubled kids-Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means? Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.

Author Emery Lord
Isbn 1619639742
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 304
Language English
File format PDF

ECPA BESTSELLER Adventurous Lil Pup is bummed that hibernating season will soon be coming to the Great North Woods. Why should so many of his friends have to go in for the winter and leave Lil Pup without pals? Mama reminds her little wolf that not all animals hibernate, and how he can be grateful for the beautiful autumn season – for jumping in leaf piles, eating apple treats, and celebrating the wonders of fall with his forest friends. And she points out… “I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don’t.” As Mama and Lil Pup explore, she reminds him that God is the giver of all good things. Lil Pup learns that even when something fun comes to an end; his heart can be thankful when he sets his mind on the best things in his life. This inviting addition to the best-selling God Gave Us series, with nearly 2.5 million books sold, helps little ones to understand how giving thanks warms hearts and brings joy.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 1601428758
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

Seven stunning stories of speculative fiction by the author of A Boy and His Dog. In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence. This story and six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience prove why Grand Master of Science Fiction Harlan Ellison has earned the many accolades to his credit and remains one of the most original voices in American literature. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes “Big Sam Was My Friend,” “Eyes of Dust,” “World of the Myth,” “Lonelyache,” Hugo Award finalist “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer,” and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.”

Author Harlan Ellison
Isbn 1497609615
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-04-29
Pages 162
Language English
File format PDF

To learn more about YOUCAT at the special website for it - click here YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)How Catholics are to live (moral life)How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.

Author Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn
Isbn 1681496410
Genre Religion
Year 2011-06-13
Pages N.A
Language English
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From the author and illustrator of the bestselling God Gave Us You series, a delightful tale of Little Cub discovering the beauty of diversity as she realizes the world is so much bigger than she ever imagined! Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World,” sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… “Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world.”

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0307730875
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-02-08
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

In Children of God, Mary Doria Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today. The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future. Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place. Strikingly original, richly plotted, replete with memorable characters and filled with humanity and humor, Children of God is an unforgettable and uplifting novel that is a potent successor to The Sparrow and a startlingly imaginative adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell’s special literary magic.

Author Mary Doria Russell
Isbn 0307414744
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-12-18
Pages 464
Language English
File format PDF

In The Day God Made You, Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter Rory Feek of Joey+Rory shares a heartfelt message for children about the wonder of the day God made them. Your children or grandchildren will love cuddling up with you to discover how God delighted over each and every detail of their lives and personalities as He created them--from the shape of their eyes to the sound of their laughter. The Day God Made You also reminds young readers that God knew their families, their friends, their tears, their gifts, and even their dreams and hopes from the very beginning. The Day God Made You is a beautiful reminder to all children--including all races, different abilities, and those with special needs--that God created them with purpose and love. And with its gentle words about God's personal care, you and your children will find comfort and affirmation in remembering that God delights in who He created you to be.

Author Rory Feek
Isbn 1400223539
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-06-16
Pages 32
Language English
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Laudato Si 'is Pope Francis' second encyclical which focuses on the theme of the environment. In fact, the Holy Father in his encyclical urges all men and women of good will, the rulers and all the powerful on earth to reflect deeply on the theme of the environment and the care of our planet. This is our common home, we must take care of it and love it - the Holy Father tells us - because its end is also ours.

Author Pope Francis
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Genre Religion
Year 2020-10-06
Pages N.A
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The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive. A highly publicized coterie of scientists and thinkers, including Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss, have vehemently contended that breakthroughs in modern science have disproven the existence of God, asserting that we must accept that the creation of the universe came out of nothing, that religion is evil, that evolution fully explains the dazzling complexity of life, and more. In this much-needed book, science journalist Amir Aczel profoundly disagrees and conclusively demonstrates that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God. Why Science Does Not Disprove God is his brilliant and incisive analyses of the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein, Roger Penrose, Alan Guth, and Charles Darwin, all of whose major breakthroughs leave open the possibility— and even the strong likelihood—of a Creator. Bolstering his argument, Aczel lucidly discourses on arcane aspects of physics to reveal how quantum theory, the anthropic principle, the fine-tuned dance of protons and quarks, the existence of anti-matter and the theory of parallel universes, also fail to disprove God.

Author Amir Aczel
Isbn 0062230611
Genre Science
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 304
Language English
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From the creator of God Gave Us You, God Gave Us Christmas, and God Gave Us Easter comes a story that teaches young readers how to talk with God about anything that's on their mind. Little Pup discovers Mama sitting silently by the lake, praying. But what does that mean? And how does Little Pup go about praying to God? And what do you say to God? Little Pup's questions spill out as he and Mama walk through the woods. Mama patiently helps Little Pup learn the importance of prayer, forgiveness, gratefulness, and compassion toward others. With guided prayers for children to use and inspiration to help them create their own, God Gave Us Prayer gently models the ACTS method of prayer: adoration, confession, thanks, and supplication. In the familiar voice that millions have grown to trust from her God Gave Us series, Lisa Tawn Bergren introduces kids to the power of prayer.

Author Lisa Tawn Bergren
Isbn 0525654127
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 56
Language English
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Why is it such a struggle for us to surrender everything to God? What does surrendering to God even look like and how are we supposed to do it? Why is it so hard for us to live the life that Jesus died to give us? Is life really supposed to be one constant struggle after another? One of the hardest things to do in life is to let go, giving God everything and never looking back. Laying it all down, never picking it up is the only way we can walk through this dark unfair world shinning and burning brightly for Jesus. Wanting control over our lives is the struggle that many Christians face and the turmoil of that fight is constantly lurking deep in our hearts. For many know what to do, but few actually do it: surrender. When a person holds onto frustration, bitterness, and the injustices of life their pain slowly evolves into chains that hold him down, disabling him to walk through life with peace, love, joy, and compassion. The only way to truly live is to die to our selfish nature every day and cast all of our burdens at the feet of Jesus.

Author Matthew Terrill
Isbn 1460232011
Genre Religion
Year 2014-04-28
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF