Street God: The Explosive True Story of a Former Drug Boss on the Run from the Hood—and the Courageous Mission That Drove Him Back

Dimas Salaberrios, with Angela Hunt (Tyndale)

As a young, ambitious drug kingpin, Salaberrios had an all-consuming quest: to exercise dominance over the mean streets of New York City. This pathway brought him to the brink of prison and death—until God intervened. Today, as pastor of Infinity Bible Church in the Bronx, Salaberrios ministers to the same community he once sought to control. “I know now,” he confesses in this memoir, “that I’m not the one who should rule. I’ve given all of myself—the good qualities and the bad, the victories and the mistakes—to the real God, and in his grace he’s taken it all and [is] using it for his goals, not mine.”

Tranquility: Cultivating a Quiet Soul in a Busy World

David W. Henderson (Baker)

The frenzied pace of modern life has us perpetually protesting the seeming scarcity of time: Where does it go? Why can’t I have more? And how can I make the most of what little I have? In Tranquility, Henderson, a pastor in the Covenant Church, invites us to step back from our anxieties about time management to consider how Scripture sets horizons for the ticking of clocks and flipping of calendars. “How,” he asks, “does God view time, and how does he wish us to see it? And once we see it his way, how does he want us to live bountifully within its banks and currents?”

7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

Eric Metaxas (Thomas Nelson)

In 2013, Metaxas followed up his bestselling biographies of Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer with a shorter book combining seven chapter-length profiles of history’s finest, most heroically virtuous men (including Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer). Now comes the logical successor, 7 Women, in which the popular author and raconteur contributes biographical sketches of Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Corrie ten Boom, and Rosa Parks, alongside some lesser-known figures. Metaxas looks to show how these women attained moral greatness as women, not as competitors with or imitators of men.

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