Do you feel like a broken branch on God's famly tree? Do you feel like God chooses the super-spiritual and the "perfect" but you're on the outside looking in?

Are you afraid He won't accept you because you're not perfect?

God is not looking for perfect people. He's looking for those who need his extraordinary grace. In this encouraging book, Dr. Gary Chapman (The Five Love Languages) and Chris Fabry explore the lives of people who abandoned themselves to the love and mercy of God.

God is ready to forgive, restore, and give an abundant life. He wants to showcase His mercy and love through you.

If you long to connect with God at a heart level, if you're struggling to understand your brokenness and how past and present mistakes can be forgiven, this book will encourage you. When you hear this good news and truly experience it in the heart, you'll discover the path to spreading God's grace to others.

Discover the hidden treasure of God's extraordinary grace!

Study Guide included—perfect for small group discussion or individual study.

What Readers Are Saying . . .

  • "Dogwood will captivate you from cover to cover."

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  • "A character-driven tale of dignity and compassion for those who seem to have lost importance to society . . . this thought-provoking read challenges the prevailing cultural calculations of the value of a person's life."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Every Waking Moment

  • "The rural South comes to life, with themes of forgiveness and second chances as highlights. The characters are both deeply flawed and immensely relatable, making this another hit for Fabry."

    LIBRARY JOURNAL on A Piece of the Moon

  • "An evocative novel . . . Fabry weaves the events of the past and present into a finely layered story exploring the relationships of faith, forgiveness and family in the midst of healing from pain buried deep in the past."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Under a Cloudless Sky

  • "Once the story starts cooking, [Dogwood] is difficult to put down, what with Fabry's surprising plot resolution and themes of forgiveness, sacrificial love, and suffering."

    PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • "Solidly literary fiction with deep, flawed characters and beautiful prose, Dogwood also contains a mystery within the story that adds tension and a deepening plot."

    NOVEL REVIEWS

  • "Great Christian novels are more than a story, they leave the reader pondering the state of his or her own heart. Not in the Heart demonstrates God's power to transform the seemingly untransformable."

    TITLETRAKK.COM

  • "A tale of secrecy, sacrifice and family . . . This poignant story is worth the heartache: Complex and layered, The Promise of Jesse Woods goes beyond a youthful promise to center on a bond renewed by a desire for truth."

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  • "[Fabry's] poignant story is driven by deeply drawn characters who evoke empathy and frustration, compassion and anger. But in the end, the painful labor of rebirth will bring tears of joy!"

    Christine, CBD Fiction Editor, on Looking into You

  • "Few authors can weave such unique stories with such perfect language. . . . Fabry is an artist with words. All I can say is: Read his novels."

    EXAMINER.COM on June Bug

  • "Fabry has built a rewarding story; it's hard to imagine inspirational fiction done better than this."

    WORLD MAGAZINE on Not in the Heart