‘Jumpin’ Joey’ recounts life on ‘Tin Can’ Navy destroyer

“The Jumpin’ Joey” (Courier Publishing, 450 pages, $29.95) has something for every reader: an analysis of mid-20th-century geopolitical and military history, a rigorous technical exposition on how to keep a “Tin Can” Navy destroyer up to speed and mission-ready, and reflections by a freshly minted naval officer learning about life and leadership on his first […]

Playful pup delights family in ‘Beautiful Bella’

Meet Beautiful Bella, a beloved eight-year-old Boxer thought to be past the age when she could give birth. But along comes a delightful surprise: Duke, a rambunctious pup who changes Bella’s world — and that of her masters — for the better. In “Beautiful Bella and Her Mini-Me” (Courier Publishing, 32 pages, $11.95) Marion Harley […]

‘God’s University’ points to Elijah for spiritual maturity

“God’s University: A Curriculum on Spiritual Maturity Modeled on the Life of Elijah” (Courier Publishing, 148 pages, $17.95) centers on the history of Elijah and follows his journey as God develops the prophet’s faith. “The lessons and truths learned by Elijah can also teach us as we apply them to our own trials and difficulties,” […]

‘Family Devotions from Indonesia’ chronicles missionary adventures

Retired Southern Baptist missionary Harry T. Bush brings to life the sounds, sights and culture of Southeast Asia in an illustrated new book: “Family Devotions from Indonesia” (Courier Publishing, 262 pages, $19.95). The author invites readers to join him, his wife and their three small children on the mission field for 30 days of family […]

‘Powers’ examines spiritual warfare from a missionary’s perspective

For some, the words “spiritual warfare” may conjure up images of horror movies and Hollywood demons. But author and missionary Mike Brakken* says that is not how the Bible sees spiritual warfare. In a new release from Courier Publishing, “Powers” ($19.95 softcover, $9.99 e-book), Brakken says spiritual warfare is simply an inescapable part of the […]

‘The Last Word’ is retrospective on Courier editor’s columns

Whether tackling the thorniest social and religious issues of the day or offering a heartfelt tribute to a pet named Boomer, editor Rudy Gray has shared his straight-to-the-point perspective with readers of The Baptist Courier for 10 years. Now, as he approaches retirement, Gray has released 50 selected Baptist Courier columns in his latest book, […]

‘Princess Blossom’ is a tale of love and acceptance, author says

Courier Publishing is pleased to introduce “Princess Blossom and the Miraculous Cape” (42 pages, hardcover, $19.95), written by Mayna Cosby and illustrated by Shaina Manuel. Princess Blossom, although deeply loved by her father, the king, is lonely after the death of her mother. She finds solace and companionship in a golden hare, a silver fox […]

God melts a pastor’s heart for Muslims in ‘Engaging Nineveh’

Driving home after a week of course work at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Josh Phillips was crying. He usually kept his emotions in check, but on this day tears streamed down his face. He wept because God had suddenly opened his eyes to the “undeniable opportunity” facing him: to love the Muslims who lived in […]

Novelist marks debut with ‘Something Beautiful for Lauren’

Courier Publishing is pleased to introduce Stephanie Whatley’s first novel, “Something Beautiful for Lauren” (softcover, 258 pages, $13.95). Lauren Hardy is 37 and has lost her husband. She is left to raise three children on her own. In her grief, she has become numb, going through the motions of life. She has learned to “play […]