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Concordia Publishing House
Expands Christian Fiction Line

Summer camp, a dystopian city, and small town Bradbury set the stage for upcoming releases

Christian fiction readers will have the opportunity to go to summer camp, discover the Message worth dying for, and see the gritty reality of small-town life in three new fiction books set to release from Concordia Publishing House.

Described as “an amusing, romantic, and uplifting YA tale” by Kirkus Reviews, Last Summer at Eden is written by Christina Hergenrader. In the novel, Camp Eden is on the verge of being closed forever. Firmly believing that kids need camp, nineteen-year-old Poppi sets out to save Eden. “I hope Last Summer at Eden is a bouncy, fun camp song in the middle of the humdrum of bad-news headlines,” says Hergenrader. “May it be the bright campfire spark in the darkness of rude social media comments. Camp and young love and Jesus? YES!” Last Summer at Eden releases April 11.

Next up, Simon and the Messengers are back in The Messengers: Concealed, the second installment in Lisa Clark’s dystopian series. In Concealed, Simon must learn to navigate the perilous city of Westbend and his life as an outcast. Simon needs the Messengers now more than ever, because lurking in the shadows is an ever-present threat that drives the resistance deeper underground. The Messengers: Concealed releases May 2.

Finally, Christy Award nominee Katie Schuermann returns with her third and final book in the Anthems of Zion series, The Harvest Raise. In The Harvest Raise, it’s summer break in Bradbury. But at Zion Lutheran Church, the changes and chances of life don’t take a vacation. Beloved characters from House of Living Stones and The Choir Immortal return to discover that they must trust far more than just their crops to the Lord of the harvest. The Harvest Raise will release this summer on June 13.

About Concordia Publishing House
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