Hello again! Welcome to the last post in our look at this new season of upcoming releases! As usual, we’re finishing up the series into Late 2021 Nonfiction New Releases (September-December).
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre!
Tuesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Thursday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
Saturday: Amish Fiction
In my continued quest to streamline these posts I’m only selecting a few I’m most giddy about to spotlight here. A book is featured probably because the cover or author pulled me in and then the blurb confirmed it. I’ll also include links to all the September-December 2021 releases, each in their own list by month. You can also keep up with 2021’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking the ‘2021 Releases‘ page on my blog menu & checking it periodically!
There’s actually quite a bit more nonfiction releasing in Late 2021 than I’m normally interested in reading – you’re welcome haha
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
EMBRACING THE NEW SAMARIA
NavPress / Sept 7, 2021
Walk out your front door and you’ll find our “new Samaria”–a land of immigrants, refugees, and people of countless cultures and backgrounds longing for us to welcome them and to share the good news. Dr. Alejandro Mandes has dedicated his life to helping bridge cultural gaps in the church. He shares his vision for the church “to see, love, reach, and ultimately be the new Samaria in a way that brings true transformation to our churches and communities.” You’ll be challenged with thoughtful questions, hear memorable stories, learn key strategies, and make plans to equip those around you to impact your changing community in loving, tangible, and practical ways. It’s time for all of us to catch the vision that Mandes presents, to make disciples and love our neighbors, so that we embrace a great community of every tribe, language, and tongue.
Harvest House / Sept 7, 2021
Join Dr. Tony Evans in Kingdom Heroes, a study of the Old Testament men and women lauded in Hebrews 11 for responding in faith during times of crisis. As you journey through the lives of Abraham, Noah, Rahab, and more, you’ll witness what it looks like to walk in assurance of God’s love and be inspired to… keep giving God your best, no matter life’s circumstances, view trials as opportunities to strengthen your faith, and leave behind a spiritual impact on those who follow in your path. It’s never too late to live like a kingdom hero! Dr. Evans’ latest book will leave you encouraged to put your faith into action and experience God’s limitless power in your life.
Tyndale House / Sept 7, 2021
Heirloom: Living and Leaving a Legacy of Faith tells stories of the past that will impact our faith today. These 52 heart-felt inspirations reveal the seeds of our faith–seeds that sprouted and took root, growing through the centuries to touch our lives today. Heirloom weaves these stories of faith and family history with Scripture, beautiful artwork, and ancestry research tips and techniques. Through these stories of persevering faith, you’ll discover the potential your story has to impact future generations.
SPOUSE IN THE HOUSE
Cynthia Ruchti & Becky Melby
Kregel / Sept 21, 2021
Two’s company, especially for those who love each other. So what happens when–due to retirement, working from home, or even running a business together–spouses find that being in the same space all the time is awkward, complex, annoying, and just plain challenging? How can partners co-exist without co-exhausting each other? Cynthia Ruchti and Becky Melby know all too well how adjusting to a new, all-the-time closeness can cause the bliss of marriage to form blisters. Drawing from their experiences, and from men and women across the country in the same situation, the authors take a deep breath and dive into the root causes of the discomfort. They dig into the ways God’s Word addresses the topic, and they offer practical tips for learning the spiritual, emotional, relational, and even physical steps that can help readers replace irritation with peace.
I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS MOVIES
Gray, Pandolph, Thompson
Running Press Adult / Sept 28, 2021
I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies is the unofficial fan guide to Hallmark holiday movies, from the creators of the wildly popular Deck the Hallmark podcast. Hosts and best friends Brandon Gray, Daniel “Panda” Pandolph, and Dan Thompson share reviews that make you feel like you’re watching these holiday favorites with your best buds, discussing warm Christmas feelings and absolutely bonkers plot twists with equal enthusiasm. And thanks to original interviews with the movies’ stars and creators, fans will find out insider information on the making of the movies and learn answers to pressing questions. To complete the perfect Christmas package, the book is also chock-full of ideas for hosting your own holiday movie-watching party, complete with delicious recipes.
A BOOK CALLED YOU
Matthew Stephen Brown
Thomas Nelson / October 5, 2021
A biblically grounded Enneagram book that looks at the Enneagram numbers of people in the Bible so readers can discover more about themselves and gain specific wisdom about how and why they are uniquely made.
THE SIMPLE DIFFERENCE
Revell / October 5, 2021
When the world’s problems loom large and your ordinary life stretches you thin, it is still possible to be a difference-maker–one small, intentional, extravagant act of kindness at a time. Rather than telling you to do more, The Simple Difference shows you how to see more: more of the people in front of you, more of God’s lavish love for you, more of his power within you. The Simple Difference isn’t about totally changing the course of your life; it’s about letting God change you and work through you in the midst of your ordinary days. To say, As I go on my way, Lord, have your way with me. Be a part of The Simple Difference movement–your life and the world will never be the same.
New Hope / October 5, 2021
Introverts do so much well. They listen well, feel deeply, and think carefully. They also take delight in quiet and happily spend time alone. Yet even introverts need friends to support them through the rough patches, to challenge them to live well, to help them laugh. And God calls even introverts to live connected. No small challenge! In her warm, conversational, story-loving voice, Afton Rorvik writes about creative and practical ways to embrace introversion as a friendship-building tool―in a quiet, thoughtful way, of course.
FEELS LIKE HOME
Worthy Books / October 12, 2021
The truth is, every home should feel like a custom home and not have to break the bank. In Feels Like Home, DIY makeover queen Marian Parsons (a.k.a. Miss Mustard Seed) teaches you what she’s learned over the years, sharing budget-friendly practical tips that will inspire you to change your space from “blah” to beautiful, from a builder-grade to character-rich home. Each chapter will guide you through detailed, easy-to-implement tutorials for projects, makeovers, decorating ideas, and tips for handling common challenges. Special note-taking spaces are also included for recording your own design ideas. Room by room, you will be empowered to transform your house into the home of your dreams!
NOT SO BLACK AND WHITE
Reggie Dabbs & John Driver
Zondervan / October 12, 2021
Reggie Dabbs and John Driver–a Black man and a white man, and longtime friends–engage in a respectful, challenging exploration of racism in America, including how Black and white Christians can come together to fight the sin of racism within our hearts and our churches.
GOD IS MY HIDING PLACE
Corrie Ten Boom
Chosen / October 19, 2021
Dutch watchmaker Corrie ten Boom, with her courageous, God-fearing family, sheltered Jews from the Nazis during World War II. This led to her arrest and suffering in prison and concentration camps–told in her bestselling book The Hiding Place (and feature-length ﬁlm of the same name. Her dramatic life story and her more than 40 other books have prepared millions of readers to face their own futures with courage–relying on God’s love to forgive, overcome, heal, and restore. Now, for admirers of Corrie ten Boom as well as a new generation of readers, this 40-day devotional based on Corrie’s writings will strengthen your faith, re-root your soul in Christ, and increase your experience of God’s peace. Receive the courage and comfort of the Holy Spirit, and remind yourself of what Corrie ten Boom knew and lived: God is your hiding place.
DO IT FOR A DAY
Multnomah / November 2, 2021
Close the gap between who you are and who you want to be. It’s that simple. Pick one rhythm, faux pas, behavior, or problem. Apply the seven habits over thirty days and see your God-sized goals become a reality. In each daily challenge, Batterson leads readers through a personal, practical application of one of the seven life-changing habits: Flip the Script, Kiss the Wave, Eat the Frog, Fly the Kite, Cut the Rope, Wind the Clock, and Seed the Clouds. Let this be the boot camp you need to unleash the full power of twenty-four hours.
COZY WHITE COTTAGE SEASONS
Liz Marie Galvan
Thomas Nelson / November 2, 2021
Whether you want to create a cozy winter wonderland in your living room, a blooming summertime welcome on your deck, or an autumn refuge by your fireplace, Liz Marie Galvan’s Cozy White Cottage Seasons gives you the inspiring photos, DIY ideas, and fun recipes you need to feel at home on any budget and in every season. Following the popularity of Cozy White Cottage, Cozy White Cottage Seasons is a beautiful, full-color photography holiday lifestyle book with easy-to-do, practical tips to make your home a cozy haven from New Year’s to the following Christmas.
CARVED IN EBONY
Jasmine L. Holmes
Bethany House / November 2, 2021
Through the lives of Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Amanda Berry Smith, Mamie Till, and others, author and speaker Jasmine Holmes shares the significant role that Black women have played in the formation of our faith–and are playing in our formation as modern-day women of faith. As these historical figures take the stage with Holmes, you will be inspired by what the stories of these women can teach us about education, birth, privilege, and so much more. Carved in Ebony will take you past the predominately white, male contributions that seemingly dominate history books to discover how Black women have been some of the main figures in defining the landscape of American history and faith.
THE LITTLE WOMEN DEVOTIONAL
Barbour / December 1, 2021
The Little Women Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as His cherished daughter. This beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.
add these to your wish list
all the new releases by each separate month
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my favorite covers?
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What about you? Which Late 2021 Nonfiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? Which covers are your favorites?