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Turning to God

Turning to God
Biblical Conversion in the Modern World
by David F. Wells

Does a person have to “convert” to be a Christian?  Or can one merely “follow” Jesus by studying Scripture?  Does the Bible ever say that conversion is necessary?  Or is it a development of the church?  Turning to God explores these fundamental questions about regeneration and conversion, distinguishing Christianity from every other faith as one in which conversion is unique, supernatural, and necessary for salvation.   (more…)

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Engaging Today’s Prodigal

engaging-todays-prodigalEngaging Today’s Prodigal
Clear Thinking, New Approaches, and Reasons for Hope
by Carol Barnier

Many families today experience the profound guilt and shame filled pain of seeing a child walk away from their faith and values.  Churches and parents feel powerless to change the relationship and engage the prodigal in positive ways.  Carol Barnier has the insight to help.  She left the faith of her pastor father, became an active atheist, debated Christians, and explored a variety of worldviews before she found the truth in a (more…)

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Who’s Your Daddy Now

Who’s Your Daddy Now?
By Doug Stringer

Fatherlessness is a monumental epidemic affecting hundreds of thousands directly and millions indirectly.  Who’s Your Daddy Now? addresses the issue head on and offers concrete solutions to this culture-crippling crisis.  Author Doug Stringer clearly traces the alarming rates of divorce, abandonment, rejection, pregnancy, abortion, alcohol, and drugs to a broken relationship with a father. Using personal experience and heartwarming stories of people overcoming fatherlessness, Doug lays out the process which will lead (more…)

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A New Name

A New Name
by Emma Scrivener

GRACE AND HEALING FOR ANOREXIA

The face of anorexia is not a glossy model in a perfume ad.  It’s a starving animal, circling the empty cupboards, blank-eyed and vacant.  It’s a face frozen in a rictus grin, mouthing lies.  ‘I’m fine,’ it says.  ‘Everything is under control.

I have always felt hungry, says Emma Scrivener.  Not just for food, but for everything: from money to (more…)

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Why?

Why?
by Sharon Dirckx

Why do bad things happen?
If God exists, why doesn’t he do something?
Why am I being singled out?

Of all the hurdles to faith, surely suffering must be the greatest.  It tears lives apart and raises questions for us all.

But when we ask ‘why?’, to whom are we addressing (more…)

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A Better Freedom

a-better-freedomA Better Freedom
Finding Life as Slaves of Christ
By Michael Card

When Michael Card first started attending an African American church, he was struck by how the congregation worshiped Jesus as “Master.”  He soon learned that during slavery, calling Jesus “Master” was a subtle way of saying that their earthly masters were not their true Master.  This insight led Card on a journey of discovery, as he wondered, “What did it mean for African American slaves to acknowledge Jesus as Master?  What did Paul, Peter, (more…)

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Upside-Down Prayers for Parents

Upside-Down Prayers for Parents
by Lisa Tawn Bergren

31 Daring Devotions for Entrusting Your Child–and Yourself–to God

It’s our instinct as parents to shield our children from harm.  But our true responsibility is to raise children equipped to live well for God even in the midst of struggle.  Upside-Down Prayers for Parents encourages us to pray for our children in ways we may never have (more…)

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Kneeling with Giants

Kneeling with Giants
by Gary Neal Hansen

Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers

2013 Christian Resources Together Devotional Book of the Year!  Do you sometimes find yourself searching for a way to approach God or wondering how to get out of a devotional slump?  Do you long for spiritual guides you can trust?  This guide to prayer is rooted in centuries of Christian tradition.  In each chapter you’ll meet a figure from church history, such as (more…)

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Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck
by Margaret Feinberg

Just like you, Margaret Feinberg longs to live in such a way that makes her feel fully alive.  She suspects she’s not the only one whose sense of splendor and delight has faded with the demands of modern living.  What do we do when holy awe is replaced by unholy indifference?  When hope is diminished to a manageable emotion?  When love becomes a fleeting expression in short supply?

In Wonderstruck, Margaret invites you to (more…)

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Keep The Faith

Keep The Faith
by Martin Ayers

Christians living in a largely secular, unbelieving society realistically face many daily struggles to keep their faith.  Martin helpfully provides a new, yet biblical, perspective for Christians to understand both themselves and the beliefs of those around them.  He points out that there is in fact no ‘neutral’ ground from which to assess the claims of Christ and digs into the Bible to change the way we think.   (more…)

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The Radical Reformission

The Radical Reformission
by Mark Driscoll

Reformation is the continual reforming of the mission of the church to enhance God’s command to reach out to others in a way that acknowledges the unique times and locations of daily life.  This engaging book blends the integrity of respected theoreticians with the witty and practical insights of a pastor.  It calls for a movement of missionaries to seek the lost across the street as well as across the globe.   (more…)

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God on Mute

god-on-muteGod on Mute : Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer
by Pete Greig

Pete Greig, the acclaimed author of Red Moon Rising, has written his most intensely personal and honest account yet in God on Mute, a book born out of his wife Samie’s fight for her life and diagnosis of a debilitating brain tumor.  Greig asks the timeless questions of what it means to suffer and to pray and to suffer through the silence because your prayers seem unanswered.  This silence, Greig relates, is the hardest thing.  The world collapses.  Then all goes (more…)

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