WELS Women Authors - letting their light shine!

WELS Women Authors - letting their light shine!

Cherished Gifts: devotions for moms by a mom
by Katie Martin
All moms know how challenging it is to raise children. But even on those "tear-your-hair out" days, moms still love their kids. Why do we do it? Because our kids are gifts from above that we cherish at all times! Plus, we're not alone when it comes to raising them--God is there every step of the way. This heartfelt devotion book offers a firsthand look at motherhood that every mom can relate to. It also provides the comfort and guidance of God's Word to help you learn and grow in faith and as a mother. Order it now!

The Mom God Chose: Mothering like Mary by Sarah Habben
Discover more about the mother of Jesus and learn timeless truths for raising your own children in The Mom God Chose. Throughout the book, you'll be reminded to rely on your heavenly Father in all the trials you face as a mom. After all, motherhood is a blessing from God! In addition to 24 compelling lessons, the book includes interviews of present-day moms and study questions. Order it now!

Moments in the Word by Melissa Berg
Sometimes, between soccer practice or ballet class, a minute is all moms have during the day. Take some time for yourself with these 39 devotions for any hardworking mother who needs a reminder of God's love. Moments in the Word for Moms weaves portions of Scripture with parenting experiences to create inspiring and easy-to-read devotions. In just a few minutes, you'll find peace and comfort in God's Word. Order it now!

Show Me Your Mighty Hand: Peace from God's Word for Special Needs Moms by Wendy Heyn
All moms certainly face challenges; after all, raising kids isn’t for the faint of heart. Perhaps none know this more so than mothers with children with special needs. The difficulties they—and their kids—encounter are often unique, requiring unwavering patience and understanding. Show Me Your Mighty Hand offers a glimpse of such difficulties in nine true accounts from special-needs moms. It then connects their questions, pain, and anxieties to those of a well-known biblical mom: Jesus’ mother, Mary. This correlation shows that every mom faces unique circumstances when raising a child. More important, it assures special-needs moms that God has not given them a burden, but a blessing. Written by a mother of a child with special needs, this book will offer comfort and encouragement to those in similar circumstances. Order it now!


His Days, My Praise (various WELS authors)
Written by 12 devoted Christian women, this 365-day devotional will inspire other women and encourage them to ponder God's Word. The unique "My Praise" section of each devotion allows you to collect and reflect on your thoughts. Extra pages are also included in the back for additional praise. Devotions are numbered, not dated, so readers can conveniently begin their journey of praise any time of the year! Bible passages and readings use the English Standard Version (ESV). Order it now!

Dig In! - by Linda Buxa
Dig in to God’s Word with your kids and feed them the spiritual nutrients they need to live faith-filled lives. These fun family devotions were written especially for 8- to 12-year-olds, but the insights into God’s Word are nutritious for all ages. With devotions such as “Liar, liar, pants on fire,” “You stink!” “You were a werewolf,” and “Dessert is coming!” Linda Buxa gets down to kid level and teaches Bible concepts and God’s Word in terms that are not only easy to understand but loads of fun. Order it now!


Developing a Devoted Family  - by Sue Fink
This e-book addresses the problems that prevent families from the benefits of home worship, and provides encouragement, age- appropriate ideas, and fun, creative ways to make prayer, praise and memorizing Scripture a priority for your loved ones. Each chapter includes a “Your Turn” section to personalize to your family needs. Titles include: Worthy of Worship, Time-Trapped, Flexible Formats and Active Family Worship Ideas. This e-book is easily downloaded to any mobile device with a free Kindle app. It is available through Amazon.

“Live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” I Corinthians 7:35

Bloom Where God Plants You - by Rebecca Wendland
"If someone had told me that someday I would settle on the far side of the sea, eat bugs, poison myself... I would have laughed... No amount of money could entice me to do such things!" It wasn't money that took Wendland across the sea. It was her desire to follow God's call alongside her missionary husband. Wenland's email correspondence with her family forms the backbone of Bloom Where God Plants you, a book that shares the ups and downs of life and ministry in Malawi, Africa. Her heartfelt and humorous insights are augmented by Scripture passages, hymn verses and prayers. Life for this mission mom in Malawi is a rollercoater ride that you can share without a passport, jet lag, or culture shock. Order it now!

Sweet the Moments by DeLyn Wagenknecht
From the mundane to the extraordinary, see every moment of life as a gift from God. This collection of Bible passages, narratives, and poems will remind you of God's presence in your life and will inspire you to live for him every day. Order it now!

The Gift of Prayer by Jane Schlenvoght Dew
This marvelous book is a loving encouragement to pray! The daily examples and simple suggestions make it practical and effective. The stories from the classroom add delightful humor and poignant insights. This is a great read if you're looking to be refreshed in your prayer life. It is out of print and may be hard to find, but if you google it, you'll probably find a copy! Try this link!

Heirs Together by Rich Gurgel and Kathie Wendland
This 11-lesson study begins by giving healthy emphasis to the often forgotten shared blessings and responsibilities men and women have in serving Christ. All the lessons are meant to provide opportunities for men and women to discuss what Scripture says about their interdependence and the unique applications of unchanging principles for different ministry settings. Order it now for your personal study!

The Bloodstained Path by Dan and Sarah Habben
In Old Testament times, worship was very different from what we know today. This book offers an explanation of the laws of the Mosaic covenant, focusing on the yearly cycle of festivals and the sacrifices God commanded his people to offer. Through a series of short stories, the authors illustrate day-to-day life in a Jewish family and worship at the temple in Jerusalem. Order it now!

Dwelling Place edited by Val Johnson
We all know we should set aside time in The Word each day. Dwelling Place is another tool to help you do this.  Each page has a suggested reading from Scripture as well as a short thought and prayer written by a WELS pastors' wife to encourage you during your time in The Word. You aren't alone. Be encouraged by fellow Christian women. Grow in The Vine. Find your dwelling place in the message of Christ. Available only at PW Renewal website.

Expressions of a Joyful Life edited by Val Johnson
"Truly delightful. The women speak to the hearts of their sisters in Christ in a way that exudes their love for Christ and for those for whom he died. Married or single, old or young, all Christian women will benefit from the insights shared by these pastors' wives. Quality writing and quality theologically sound content" Kathie Wendland. Only available at PW Renewal website

Bible Moms by Amber Swenson
From the beginning of time, mothers have dealt with the same issues we deal with today, and their life lessons were recorded so that we may learn from their experience. Parenting on your own strength can produce a "successful" adult, but God intended more for your child than empty friendships, failed or empty marriages, and the constant pull of money, status, and consumerism. This book offers mothers the chance to see and apply the principles for motherhood that God has given in His Word and provides material for discussions on practical ways to apply these truths to our own lives. God intended for your children to know Him and His true and unconditional love. He longs for us to live a life of purpose and meaning. He asks us to travel a road that often isn't easy but comes with rewards that don't fade or rust. Order it now!

Ladies of Legacy by Amber Swenson

Have you ever wanted guidance but weren’t quite sure where to look? Romans 15:4 tells us, “…everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”  Each lady in the Bible serves as an example. Miriam teaches us to be content and stop grasping for power. Deborah models servant leadership. Ruth’s self-sacrifice would challenge even the most humble among us, while Naomi shows how easily bitterness can creep into our lives. The Queen of Sheba reminds us to search for wisdom but to look in the right place. Esther shows us how to overcome obstacles while being open to advice. Martha’s account gets to the heart of distraction and service. Mary teaches us about unabashed worship. Tabitha knew to work for heavenly treasure rather than worldly gain.  Single, married or widowed women will resonate with the issues these women and others in the Bible faced. Their legacies continue. We study them so the legacies we leave will be godly. Order it now!

Whisper Theory by Amber Swenson (a novel with study/discussion questions at the end of each chapter)
Meghan Shanahan is confident in her Christianity, if not a bit selfrighteous . When she moves in with Jeff and Carol, her two unbelieving college roommates, she begins to unravel. Meghan thought she could save Jeff, but in the first three months of college, she's breaking more rules than she's keeping. Even worse, she finds herself falling in love with Jeff. When a young woman in their apartment building is murdered, everything starts changing. Through heartache and despair, tragedy and suspense, Meghan learns what friendship is all about, and more importantly, she discovers the voice she's going to follow. Order it on amazon.

The Bread of Angels by Amber Swenson

Meghan Martins walked into the cosmetology school and straight into the path of Becky Ellingson, her husband’s ex-girlfriend. Twenty minutes later, Meghan raced out of Hair Nation with half her head highlighted and the reality that her husband was not who she thought he was. He had a son, a bank account, and jobs to provide child support, which she knew nothing about. Meghan thought she’d find clarity by running away, but she found the truth to be far more distorted than she’d imagined. Everyone was hiding something. And everyone, it seemed, was struggling to maintain the notion that he or she was somehow better than someone else. Order it on amazon.

Who's Got Dibs on Your Kids? - by Betty Pfeiffer

Do you think you are the biggest influence in your kids’ lives? Do you sometimes wonder why your kids are engaging in activities that they must know you don’t approve of? Plenty of parenting books tell you how to handle situations when your kids . . . well, act like kids. But seldom do they tell you why their hearts, minds, and faith are changing. Find out who is saying, “We’ve got dibs on your kids,” and how they’ve set about to actually make that happen! Who’s Got Dibs on Your Kids? will be an eye-opener, a bucket of ice water in the face of most parents. Available at www.bettypfeiffer.com


Driven - - by Betty Pfeiffer (no image available)
DRIVEN, is the true  story of two Hmong children who escape from Laos following the Vietnamese War–an escape from extermination of the Hmong by the Pathet Lao, the new communist government–only to find death a constant companion as they wandered for months in the jungle. It is a tale of day-to-day survival in refugee camps, in horrific circumstances difficult to imagine. How those two children met and married, and what they are doing now is a satisfying climax to this remarkable account. Available at www.bettypfeiffer.com

Not Without My Daughter - by Betty Mahmoody
In August 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody accompanied her husband to his native Iran for a two-week vacation. To her horror, she found herself and her four-year-old daughter, Mahtob, virtual prisoners of a man rededicated to his Shiite Moslem faith, in a land where women are near-slaves and Americans are despised. Their only hope for escape lay in a dangerous underground that would not take her child... Order it on amazon.


Image resultMy Name Is Mahtob: A Daring Escape, a Life of Fear, and the Forgiveness That Set Me Free

by Mahtob Mahmoody
Two decades ago, millions of readers worldwide thrilled to the story told in the international bestseller Not Without My Daughter--subsequently made into a film starring Sally Field--that told of an American mother and her six-year-old child's daring escape from an abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father. Now the daughter returns to tell the whole story, not only of that imprisonment and escape but of life after fleeing Tehran: living in fear of re-abduction, enduring recurring nightmares and panic attacks, attending school under a false name, battling life-threatening illness--all under the menacing shadow of her father. This is the story of an extraordinary young woman's triumph over life-crushing trauma to build a life of peace and forgiveness. Taking readers from Michigan to Iran and from Ankara, Turkey, to Paris, France, My Name Is Mahtob depicts the profound resilience of a wounded soul healed by faith in God's goodness and in his care and love. And Mahmoody reveals the secret of how she liberated herself from a life of fear, learning to forgive the father who had shattered her life and discovering joy and peace that comes from doing so. Order it now

Guide Me Home by Connie Cortright
During the Roaring Twenties, young Emma Ehlke leaves her family's Wisconsin farm home to take up a new teaching post at a Lutheran parochial school in the city. Excited at the prospect of life in a modern city, fear of the unknown is also Emma's companion as she steps off the train. She soon meets the dashing young Freddie who takes it upon himself to be Emma's guide to city life in the Jazz Age. At the same time, the young and single minister of her new church, Pastor Neil Hannemann, also wants to take her under his wing, but not like Freddie! Emma finds herself torn between the novelties offered by Freddie and his friends and the faithful path on which Pastor Hannemann wants to lead her. Which way will she go? Order it now!

And there are these from www.karenhasley.com-
Karen’s recurring themes in her fiction is that whether settling a prairie, a tenement, or a suburb, whether homesteading or running the family business, whether born in 1870 or 1970, women display a remarkable strength, a unique insight, an encouraging hope, and a steady focus on family, home, and personal enthusiasms. Century and setting aside, they continue to manage the fundamentals of their lives without sacrificing compassion for others, without losing their ability to love passionately, and without compromising their own integrity. Karen has written several novels:
  • Lily's Sister
  • Waiting for Hope
  • Where Home Is
  • Circled Heart
  • Gold Mountain
  • Smiling at Heaven
  • Claire After All
  • Jubilee Rose
  • Magnificent Farewell
  • Listening to Abby
  • The Dangerous Thaw of Etta Capstone