17 Books Published by Thomas Nelson on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about No Woman Left Behind Guided Journal: A Journey to Breaking Up with Your Fears and Revolutionizing Your Life by Sarah Jakes Roberts No Woman Left Behind Guided Journal: A Journey to Breaking Up with Your Fears and Revolutionizing Your Life

by Sarah Jakes Roberts
Thomas Nelson (Sep 20, 2022)
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Are you plagued by regrets and past fears? Are you searching for a breakthrough or trying to find your true purpose? New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jakes Roberts reveals through life lessons and new insights from the story of Eve, how past disappointments, struggles, and even mistakes can be used today to help you become the woman God intended.

Who would imagine being friends with Eve—the woman who’s been held responsible for the fall of humanity (and cramps) for thousands of years? Certainly not Sarah Jakes Roberts. That is, not until Sarah discovered she is more like Eve than she cares to admit.

Making her mistake in Eden, Eve became the first woman to deal with rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her past. Eve knew better, but she didn’t do better. With a blend of scriptural lessons, Eve as the framework, and Sarah as your guide, you will discover and work through:

  • Past issues and insecurities that haunt you
  • Seeing yourself as God sees you and trusting Him with who you really are
  • How to come out of darkness and pursue a real relationship with God
  • Why it’s important to truly care for yourself
  • Setting in motion the beautiful seed that God planted in you

Everyone faces trials, and everyone will mess up. But failure shouldn’t be the focus. Your focus should be not on who you were but rather on the pursuit of who you can become. In No Woman Left Behind Guided Journal, Sarah takes you deeper to help you understand that your purpose in life does not change; it evolves. This companion guided journal includes:

  • Thought-provoking quotes from Sarah to inspire you to go deeper
  • Guided prompts and exercises as you take steps toward discovering your evolving purpose
  • Space to write your thoughts and reflections
  • A beautiful foil-embellished cover and high-design interior with photography

Whether a gift for a woman you love or a self-purchase as you more deeply explore God’s purpose for you, this guided journal will inspire, motivate, and offer practical steps to revolutionize your life. Your fears and insecurities may have altered your view of God, others, and yourself, but as you work through No Woman Left Behind Guided Journal, you can break through and use past mistakes to revolutionize your life. Like Eve, you don’t have to live your future defined by your past.


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by Kel Mitchell
Thomas Nelson (Sep 06, 2022)
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From actor, producer, and comedian Kel Mitchell of Nickelodeon’s All That and the film Good Burger, this laugh-aloud novel for kids follows Chase as he masterminds a series of epic pranks only to discover that they’ve all become real on April 2nd. When his tricks become reality in hilarious and disastrous ways, Chase must come clean. How will he set the world right again, catch the eye of his crush Zoe, and keep her from getting flattened by the refrigerator running all over town?

This comedy-fantasy adventure

  • is full of wackiness, mayhem, and laugh-out loud moments
  • teaches the value of taking responsibility for your actions and telling the truth
  • blends realistic fiction with fantasy
  • features comic-style illustrations in every chapter
  • celebrates the value of friendship, family, and good teachers in your life
  • features a diverse cast of characters

Intended for kids and tweens 8 to 12 years old, this book is perfect for

  • independent young readers, boys and girls
  • fans of illustrated chapter book series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Terrible Two, Middle School, and Locker 37
  • fans of the popular Nickelodeon show All That

This novel will keep middle graders entertained with its fast pace, fantastical chaos, and hilarious tricks. If you’ve ever dreamed of pranking the world with toilet clowns and spider drones, this book is for you.


Click for more detail about Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth

by Alice Faye Duncan
Thomas Nelson (Jan 11, 2022)
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The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. Growing up in Texas, Opal knew the history of Juneteenth, but she soon discovered that many Americans had never heard of the holiday that represents the nation’s creed of freedom for all.

Every year, Opal looked forward to the Juneteenth picnic—a drumming, dancing, delicious party. She knew from Granddaddy Zak’s stories that Juneteenth celebrated the day the freedom news of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation finally sailed into Texas in 1865—over two years after the president had declared it But Opal didn’t always see freedom in her Texas town. Then one Juneteenth day when Opal was twelve years old, an angry crowd burned down her brand-new home. This wasn’t freedom at all. She had to do something Opal Lee spent the rest of her life speaking up for equality and unity. She became a teacher, a charity worker, and a community leader. At the age of 89, she walked from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, D.C., in an effort to gain national recognition for Juneteenth.

Through the story of Opal Lee’s determination and persistence, children ages 4 to 8 will learn:

  • all people are created equal
  • the power of bravery and using your voice for change
  • the history of Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, and what it means today
  • no one is free unless everyone is free
  • fighting for a dream is worth every difficulty

Featuring the illustrations of New York Times bestselling illustrator Keturah A. Bobo (I am Enough), Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free celebrates the life and legacy of a modern-day Black leader while sharing a message of hope, unity, joy, and strength.


Click for more detail about Blessed Mode: 90 Days to Level Up Your Faith by Kel Mitchell Blessed Mode: 90 Days to Level Up Your Faith

by Kel Mitchell
Thomas Nelson (Dec 14, 2021)
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No matter what you’re going through, one thing is certain: God is ready to bless you. Join Kel Mitchell—pastor, actor, and famed comedian of Kenan & Kel—on a 90-day challenge to receive God’s blessings and become a blessing to others.

Kel knows what it’s like to struggle through depression and addiction, but he also knows the power of God’s presence to help you find freedom and the blessings in your life. As a youth pastor, Kel is passionate about sharing his testimony of hope with the next generation, and he wants to share it with you too.

In Blessed Mode, Kel offers 90 powerful, practical devotions to help you:

  • find freedom in God’s life-changing presence.
  • experience God’s power through prayer.
  • recognize God’s many gifts in your life.
  • share the blessings you’ve received with others.

Get ready to level up your faith and celebrate the blessings God is giving you today.


Click for more detail about Battle Cry: Waging and Winning the War Within by Jason Wilson Battle Cry: Waging and Winning the War Within

by Jason Wilson
Thomas Nelson (Sep 21, 2021)
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In a culture that tells men to suppress instead of express, join author, speaker, and leader Jason Wilson as he calls us to unlearn society’s definition of masculinity and discover the power of engaging with our emotions.

For decades, Jason was losing the war within—the internal battle that many men wage on a daily basis. He struggled to combat his toxic thoughts and emotions, communicating without composure, and ultimately hurting himself and his loved ones.

When Jason began to release years of unresolved trauma, he learned how to acknowledge his emotions and express them in a healthy way. He discovered that he was strengthened by transparency and vulnerability, which taught him to forgive, trust, and love without limitations.

Soon, Jason’s newfound practices began to heal his relationships and transform his life. Throughout his journey of opening up, Jason became a better husband, father, and leader—and you can, too.

Supported by Biblical teachings, the lessons that Jason shares in Battle Cry teach us that we can all be empowered to break through what we’ve been through. Jason calls us to become better versions of ourselves, equipping us with the mental and spiritual weapons needed to redefine modern masculinity and showing us how to:

  • embrace our emotions rather than be ruled by them
  • win internal battles before they become external wars
  • break free from misconstrued masculinity and embrace our humanity
  • communicate more effectively with the people in our lives
  • heal trauma from our past in order to live our fullest lives in the present

Battle Cry proves that it’s possible to live beyond the limitations of your mind and finally experience the full life you’ve always longed for. What are you waiting for? It’s time to win the war within.


Click for more detail about Checking in: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life—And Can Save Yours by Michelle Williams Checking in: How Getting Real about Depression Saved My Life—And Can Save Yours

by Michelle Williams
Thomas Nelson (May 25, 2021)
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Acclaimed musical artist Michelle Williams shares the intimate, never-before-told story of how, even in the midst of enormous fame and success, she battled depression, leading her to find her true calling as an advocate for mental health—especially her own.

As a member of Destiny’s Child, one of the top female R&B groups of all time, Michelle Williams felt blessed. After the group disbanded, she continued to create bestselling albums, appear on television shows, and star in theater productions. Though she had always struggled with low moods, in 2018 her depression deepened, and when she found herself planning her own funeral, she checked herself into a treatment facility. There she found the help she needed to live out the incredible story God was writing for her life.

In her first book, Michelle courageously shares the hidden secrets that nearly ended her life; the importance of her faith, family, and friends; and the lessons she learned about prioritizing her mental health. She is on a quest to increase mental health awareness and urges others to understand the importance of "checking in" with themselves, God, and others. Her candid, often humorous, and incredibly brave book will inspire readers who desire hope for their own difficult times.


Click for more detail about Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life by Sarah Jakes Roberts Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life

by Sarah Jakes Roberts
Thomas Nelson (Apr 06, 2021)
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New York Times Bestseller

Sarah Jakes Roberts, with life-lessons she’s learned and new insights from the story of Eve, shows you how the disappointments and even mistakes of your past can be used today to help you become the woman God intended.

Who would imagine being friends with Eve—the woman who’s been held solely responsible for the fall of humanity (and cramps) for thousands of years? Certainly not Sarah Jakes Roberts. That is, not until Sarah discovered she is more like Eve than she cares to admit.

Everyone faces trials, and everyone will mess up. But failure should not be the focus. Your focus should not be on who you were but rather the pursuit of who you can become. In Woman Evolve, Sarah helps you to understand that your purpose in life does not change; it evolves.

Making her mistake in the Garden of Eden, Eve became the first woman to deal with rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her past. Eve knew better, but she didn’t do better. With scriptural lessons and Sarah as your guide, you discover and work through

  • past issues and questions that haunt you,
  • seeing yourself as God sees you and trusting Him with who you really are,
  • how to come out of darkness and pursue a real relationship with God,
  • why it’s important to truly care for yourself,
  • setting in motion the beautiful seed that God planted in you, and
  • running to become who you were meant to be

Your fears and insecurities may have changed how you viewed God, others, and yourself, but in Woman Evolve, you can breakthrough and use past mistakes to revolutionize your life. Like Eve, you don’t have to live your future defined by your past.


Click for more detail about Let Go of the Guilt: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your Joy by Valorie Burton Let Go of the Guilt: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your Joy

by Valorie Burton
Thomas Nelson (Sep 01, 2020)
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Break Your Guilt Habit! In Let Go of the Guilt, life coach and bestselling author Valorie Burton teaches you a simple, but profound method that will free you from what she calls the "false guilt" that is so common today.

As you peel back the layers, you’ll feel the burden lift. And that’s when you make room for your authentic self and the joyful life that is possible for you. Through her signature self-coaching process, powerful questions, and practical research, she shows you how to:

  • recognize and overcome the five thought patterns of guilt,
  • break the surprising habit that tempts you to subconsciously choose guilt over joy,
  • stop guilt from sneaking its way into your everyday decisions and interactions,
  • flip those guilt trips so you can keep others from manipulating you, and
  • stop setting yourself up for stress, anxiety and obligation, and instead set yourself for a life of joy and freedom

Valorie’s journaling questions and research-based process will shift your perspective, give you clarity and courage, and equip you with a plan of action to let go of the guilt for good.


Click for more detail about Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family by David Mann and Shaun Sanders Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family

by David Mann and Shaun Sanders
Thomas Nelson (Nov 13, 2018)
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David and Tamela Mann share a wonderfully inspiring, funny, and up-close look at their lives and the lessons they’ve learned during their 30-year marriage.


Click for more detail about Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sarah Jakes Roberts Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable

by Sarah Jakes Roberts
Thomas Nelson (Apr 17, 2018)
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Popular speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Woman Evolve, Sarah Jakes Roberts shows women they are not disqualified by their pain and failures and offers encouragement and strength to believe God’s best is still possible.

Everyone has experiences in their lives that stop them in their tracks and become burdens they carry with them everywhere they go. No one knows this better than Sarah Jakes Roberts.

Pregnant at fourteen, married by nineteen, divorced by twenty-two, and all while under the intense spotlight of being Bishop T.D. Jakes’s daughter, Sarah knows what it is to feel buried by failure and aching pain.

But when her journey brought her to faith’s fork in the road, Sarah found she had to choose between staying in the comfort of the pain she knew or daring to make new wounds and move forward.

Now Sarah shares the numerous life lessons she’s learned along the way with other women also struggling to believe they’re not disqualified by their pain and past mistakes. She delves into topics such as allowing the past to empower the present, choosing to step forward while still being afraid, facing struggles in the midst of community, finding intimacy with God outside of preconceived notions of what it should look like, and learning to focus on others.

In Don’t Settle for Safe, Sarah will help you:

  • View your history with positivity
  • Demolish destructive patterns
  • Connect with true intimacy
  • Repurpose your passion into to your purpose
  • Realize your true calling

With deeply personal stories of her own, Sarah helps readers find their way to the right perspective and the confidence to walk toward the best God has for them.


Click for more detail about The Argument-Free Marriage: 28 Days to Creating the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted with the Spouse You Already Have by Fawn Weaver The Argument-Free Marriage: 28 Days to Creating the Marriage You’ve Always Wanted with the Spouse You Already Have

by Fawn Weaver
Thomas Nelson (Aug 04, 2015)
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Is an argument-free marriage possible? Fawn Weaver’s answer is yes, absolutely, even when one or both partners are strong willed, independent, and opinionated. (She admits to being all three.) In this groundbreaking book, the best-selling author and award-winning marriage blogger asks readers to invest twenty-eight days in learning how to live together without bickering, blame, angry outbursts, or silent treatments.

Fawn begins with the startling premise that, contrary to popular opinion, conflict in marriage is not necessary or inevitable. Then she leads readers on a day-by-day journey toward a more peaceful and supportive relationship. Chapter by brief chapter, she offers fresh perspectives and practical strategies for communicating effectively, building understanding, and defusing anger while at the same time nurturing honesty, vulnerability, and mutual support.


Click for more detail about Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path To Peace by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path To Peace

by Patricia Raybon and Alana Raybon
Thomas Nelson (Apr 28, 2015)
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"Mom, I have something I need to tell you…"They didn’t talk.† Not for ten years.† Not about faith anyway.† Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives - the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim.† Undivided is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating narratives from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way.

Written with rare honesty and striking transparency, Undivided opens a door on the lives of an American Islamic convert, Alana Raybon, a dedicated educator, and her devout Christian mother, Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author, as they struggle to reconcile and heal their family divided by faith.

An important work for parents whose adult children have left the family’s belief system, it will help those same children as they wrestle to better understand their parents.

For anyone troubled by the broader tensions between Islam and the West, this personal story distills this friction into the context of a family relationship—a journey all the more fascinating. †While a conversation is desperately needed in America between Christians and Muslims, Undivided†offers a real-time conversation to follow.

Undivided is a tremendously important book for our time.† Will Patricia be able to fully trust in the Christ who "holds all things together?"

Will Alana’s love for God cause her to become an outcast to her family—or provide a path that leads her back home? †And can they answer the question that both want desperately to experience: "Can we make our torn family whole again?"

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Click for more detail about Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage by Fawn Weaver Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage

by Fawn Weaver
Thomas Nelson (Jan 14, 2014)
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A New York Times Bestseller!

One woman undertakes a worldwide search to learn the secrets of a great marriage—and finds one foundational truth that could change everything.

Fawn Weaver was a happily married woman running a successful business—and then something happened. Maybe it was divorce rate reports on the evening news, The Real Housewives of Orange County, or any daytime talk show where husbands and wives dramatically reveal their betrayals. Everywhere she looked, Fawn saw negative portrayals of marriage dominating the airwaves and dooming everyone to failure.

Looking at Keith, the love of her life, she knew that wasn’t true. She was determined to find and connect with women just like her—happy and optimistic about marriage, deeply in love with her spouse, and committed to building a strong marriage that stands the test of time.

On a whim, she started the blog HappyWivesClub.com and sent the link to a few of new friends. What started as a casual invitation to five women exploded into an international online club with 150,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Happy Wives Club is Fawn’s journey across the world to meet her friends and discover what makes their marriages great. Join her on this exciting, exotic trip across six continents and through more than eighteen cities. Walk the streets of Mauritius, the historic ruins in Italy, and the vistas of New Zealand and Australia. Go from Cape Town to London, Manila to Buenos Aires, Winnipeg to Zagreb.

Along the way, you will meet everyday women whose marriage secrets span cultures. You will hear their stories, witness their love, and be inspired by the proof that happy, healthy marriages do exist—and yours can be one of them!

It turns out great marriages are all around us—when we look for them. Go on a trip with Fawn and learn the best marriage secrets the world has to offer.


Click for more detail about Come On, People: On The Path From Victims To Victors by Bill Cosby Come On, People: On The Path From Victims To Victors

by Bill Cosby
Thomas Nelson (Oct 09, 2007)
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Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint have a powerful message for families and communities as they lay out their visions for strengthening America, or for that matter the world. They address the crises of people who are stuck because of feelings of low self-esteem, abandonment, anger, fearfulness, sadness, and feelings of being used, undefended and unprotected. These feelings often impede their ability to move forward. The authors aim to help empower people make the daunting transition from victims to victors. Come On, People! is always engaging, and loaded with heart-piercing stories of the problems facing many communities.

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Click for more detail about Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions by Michael Savage Liberalism is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions

by Michael Savage
Thomas Nelson (Apr 12, 2005)
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Dr. Savage, sage prophet of the airwaves, has been diagnosing liberal mental illness for more than a decade. Now, in his third and most insightful book, he strikes at the root of today’s most desperate issues, providing a hefty dose of his unique conservative medicine, including: Homeland security: "We need more Patton and less patent leather…Real homeland security begins when we arrest, interrogate, jail, or deport known operatives within our own borders…One dirty bomb can ruin your whole day." The ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, and MoveOn.org: "I believe it’s time for the heads of … left-wing agitation groups who are using the courts to impose their will on the sheeple to be prosecuted under the federal RICO statutes." Illegal immigration: "I envision an Oil for Illegals program…The president should demand one barrel of oil from Mexico for every illegal alien that sneaks into our country." The Doctor is in and the diagnosis is clear. Read Liberalism is a Mental Disorder and find out what you can do to treat it.

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Click for more detail about What A Man Wants, What A Woman Needs The Secret To Successful, Fulfilling Relationships by Eddie L. Long What A Man Wants, What A Woman Needs The Secret To Successful, Fulfilling Relationships

by Eddie L. Long
Thomas Nelson (Apr 02, 2002)
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One of the most common crises among Christians today is the failure to develop and nourish godly relationships. Sadly, there is little or no distinction between Christians and non-Christians in this area. Most homes today resemble the drive-through window at a fast food joint with family members coming and going but with no real communication taking place. Beyond the home, the corporate church body is fragmented by members unable to agree on what are often minor issues.For those tired of conforming to the world’s model for relationships, Bishop Eddie L. Long presents the biblical model. What a Man Wants, What a Woman Needs will enable you to: Identify the missing element in relationships that will foster better communication. Understand the key principles necessary for godly living and godly communication. Learn to identify and resist attacks from the Enemy. Understand the power of a wise woman and the roles of godly men.


Click for more detail about Every Other Weekend/Straight Talk to Divorced Men Who Love Their Children, but No Longer Live With Them by Kenneth Parker and Van Jones
Every Other Weekend/Straight Talk to Divorced Men Who Love Their Children, but No Longer Live With Them

by Kenneth Parker and Van Jones
Thomas Nelson (Sep 01, 1993)
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Straight talk to divorced men who love their children, but no longer live with them.