Study Scripture with John Stott! The beatitudes reveal to us eight qualities that bring God's blessing: meekness and mercy, poorness in spirit and purity of heart, mourning and hunger, peacemaking and persecution. Jesus highlighted these to offer both encouragement and instruction on living distinct..
The book brings together C.S. Lewis's legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to 'explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times'.Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, 'Mere Christianit..
C.S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about heaven and hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, as he takes issue with the ideas in William Blake's 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'. In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks ..
Thousands of readers have found an exciting new vision for the second half of life in the best-selling book, Halftime. Bob Buford showed us that we aren’t experiencing a midlife crisis that’s winding us down to our retirement years, but a break in the game that can prepare us for the most exciting h..
Too many of today s pastors and leaders mistakenly think that thriving programs, lively worship services, and relevant preaching are adequate for developing people into the spiritual dynamos God desires. In many churches, the primary objective of the church discipleship of people into mature followe..
Most churches in America struggle to have a significant percentage of their adult attendance in small groups. According to recent research done by Lifeway Research, only “33 percent of churchgoers attend classes or groups for adults (such as Sunday school, Bible study, small groups, or Adult Bible F..
As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his activ..
The Final Chapter From Billy Graham. While his earthly vision dims, the glory of heaven is illuminated as Billy Graham, the beloved evangelist, shares from his past, and his present, the reality of eternity. Although Billy Graham may no longer preach from the stadiums of the world, in this book you ..
Who are you when life is steady? Who are you when storms come? _x000D_
Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream,_x000D_
or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when _x000D_
we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times..
Nothing in life is as exciting and satisfying as introducing Jesus to people who have never met him. New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned motivational speaker Nick Vujicic is known worldwide as the man without arms and legs who personifies a "can do" spirit. Now in gr..
Randy Alcorn, author of the bestselling Heaven,_x000D_
offers daily meditations, Scriptures, and inspirational quotes that _x000D_
will enable you to grasp more fully the grace God has lavished on us and_x000D_
give you a bigger view of God's love for those who are his:"We've grown too accustom..
The disciples once asked Jesus, Teach us to pray. Like us, they had _x000D_
questions about why and how God calls us to pray. _x000D_
In "Prayer 101," Dr. Warren Wiersbe addresses our deepest questions _x000D_
about prayer and gives us practical tools for incorporating prayer into _x000D_
Many Christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in_x000D_
a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. Politics, _x000D_
marriage, sexuality, religious freedom--with an ever-growing list of _x000D_
contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold o..
How should we bring our faith into a fallen world? As Christians, we are called to be witnesses of Christ's Gospel, to be "the salt of the earth and the light of the world." How can we make that kind of impact in a society filled with darkness and decay? Dr. R. C. Sproul shows you how in LIFEVIEWS, ..
Do we believe that God still does miracles? Do we expect him to move in miraculous ways in our day-in, day-out lives? Maybe we'd like to see miracles, but it's hard to see past our problems. All that is about to change, like water into wine.There are miracles all around us all the time," says Mark B..
Skeptical teens are the beating heart of Josh McDowell Ministires, and in this specially designed resource for youth, bestselling author Josh McDowell and his son, Sean, look at the claims of the Gospel writers and examine the compelling evidence for Jesus Christ's resurrection. Writing in a languag..
The parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. The patient with a bad diagnosis. The student who can't get a fair shake. People hanging by a thread, losing faith and short on strength. What do they all need t..
Among the smiling faces in church on Sunday mornings are those who long for deeper, more genuine relationships within their local congregations--active, intentional relationships that nurture the soul and encourage personal encounters with God. Drawing on decades of experience in spiritual direction..
To be renewed in mind involves thinking beyond the way the world does, and R. C. Sproul shows us how this transformation works. It means believing the very essence of Christian thought and faith, which is summarized in the Apostles' Creed. To lead readers toward renewing their minds, R. C. Sproul fo..
The biblical shorthand of theological language is useful for expressing complicated doctrines-but only for those who understand it. Key Words of the Christian Life de-mystifies words and concepts like "justification," "sanctification," and "adoption into the family of God" for lay readers._x000D_
What is the role of the will in believing the good news of the gospel? Why is there so much controversy over free will throughout church history? R. C. Sproul finds that Christians have often been influenced by pagan views of the human will that deny the effects of Adam's fall. In Willing to Believe..
Many churches harbor harried congregations merely going through the motions--sleepwalking saints who fail to experience transformed living. Many are unable and unwilling to share the gospel, convinced that it's not their "gift." True disciples do more than the minimum, explains Hull. They choose the..
Now in paper, Getting the Gospel Right calls Christians to greater unity in the gospel. It contains the complete text of The Gospel of Jesus Christ, a statement accepted and signed by Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, cessationist, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, and free church leaders. Along with..
J. I. Packer's Keep in Step with the Spirit focuses on the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Now in its second edition, this book is not merely a theological study, but a rousing call to encourage believers to implement the Spirit's directives in their lives. Packer explains how to get the Spi..
Christ commanded the church to make disciples, to produce people who love and obey God, bear fruit, and live with joy. The crisis at the heart of the church is that we often pay lip service to making disciples, but we seldom put much effort behind doing it. For the pastor who is ready to put words i..
This text makes the case for a recovery of significant catechesis as a nonnegotiable practice of churches, showing the practice to be complementary to, and of no less value than, Bible study, and other formational ministries, and urging evangelical churches to find room for this biblical ministry...
Sometimes people lose sight of the core of their ministry. They feel overwhelmed by the needs that surround them on a daily basis. Wise and beloved pastor Warren Wiersbe invites ministry leaders to listen in on thirty short "armchair chats" to encourage and strengthen them for service. He shares wha..
Just as babies slowly learn to communicate in more and more complex ways, so the new believer should move from simply crying out to God to a developed prayer life. The basic elements of prayer found in the Lord's Prayer are a helpful guide to Christians hoping to enrich their prayers. In On Ear..
Thomas doubted. Peter denied. Matthew had a shady past. And most of Jesus' disciples had trouble understanding his true message and mission at times. How did Jesus take lowly fishermen and tax collectors and turn them into some of the most influential men that ever lived? And how can modern church l..
BEFORE YOU CAN EVER LEAD CHANGE, YOU MUST FIRST LEARN TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY._x000D_
"Sync or Swim is a quick and easy read with a simple but powerful message for anyone who hopes to effectively manage and lead others." - Jack Canfield | Coauthor of The Success Principles an..
Just as diners visit a fine restaurant anticipating the ambiance and meal to come, so first-time guests and members alike come to church to experience the presence of God. In this follow-up book to The Complete Worship Leader, veteran worship leader and pastor Kevin Navarro helps church leaders crea..
Last words are always important-and Jesus was not silent while on the cross. As we turn our attention to His cries, we stand on holy ground. His cries reveal the deepest longings of His heart, and here we see His final act of selfless suffering. This book was written with the conviction that the bet..
Most of us would answer 'No' when asked if we were like Jesus. How do we become more like Jesus? John Koessler believes the answer is by understanding and developing the marks of a true disciple in our lives. In True Discipleship and the Companion Guide, he provides a straightforward presentation of..
A call to Christians to be caught up in the powerful whirlwind that is the gospel of graceChristianity is based on the foundation of the good news of the gospel. Yet how many Christians truly find their identity there? How many are thriving in a community clinging to the gospel? How many forget abou..
The traditional venues for making sense of the complicated apostle Paul are history and theology. Indeed, one cannot understand him apart from either. However, something is still missing from our portrait of Paul. Rather than thinking of Paul as a theologian and an apostle, Leslie Hardin argues ther..
"How can we experience the reality of God's presence in our lives? This practical book shows how the fruit of the Spirit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control can put life into your faith and faith into your life."..
Ministry Book of the Year--The Gospel Coalition 2017 Book Awards The critical missing element in Christian mentoring today: the congregation "Bringing up future leaders isn't just the job of the pastor but of the whole congregation. This is an urgently needed book in churches today."--R. Albert Mohl..
With the new realities of global interconnectedness comes a greater awareness of cultural diversity from place to place. Besides differences in food and fashion, we face significant contrasts of cultural orientation and patterns of thinking. As we travel across cultures, what should we expect? How d..
When so many crave the latest self-improvement plan or the most recent religious experience, J. I. Packer turns our attention to realities far larger and longer-lasting than anything our self-absorbed society can offer. In this book he lays out before us his grandest panorama yet of the magnificent ..
Many churchgoers complain that their churches lack a coherent plan for discipleship and spiritual growth. In turn, many church leaders lament their lack of resources to build and manage effective programs to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ. In Transforming Discipleship Greg Ogde..
Christian faith is centered in the cross. And the Christian life is likewise rooted in the cross. The studies in this guide, written by John Stott and based on his book The Cross of Christ, are designed to bring us to the heart of the cross with an understanding of what was accomplished there on our..
Thoughts of heaven can be unsettling. Life with no end? Space with no bounds? Are we supposed to feel good about these things?Bestselling author Max Lucado assures us that we can. There is much about heaven that we don't yet understand. And while thoughts on our final destiny may stir questions, the..
Why, in an age of connectivity, are our lives more isolated and _x000D_
fragmented than ever? And what can be done about it? The answer lies in _x000D_
the hands of God’s people. Increasingly, today’s Christians want to be_x000D_
the church, to follow Christ together in daily life. From every corne..
Stories are among the primary means God uses to reveal his truth to us in Scripture. The Old Testament is filled with stories: Noah and the ark, Daniel in the lions' den, Ruth and Boaz—stories of great men and women of God._x000D_
What does God want us to learn from these stories? Is there m..
A brief, lucid exposition of the key doctrines of the Reformed faith pertaining to salvation. Dr. Boettner explains God's sovereignty, man's total helplessness, Christ's atonement, God's foreknowledge and foreordination, and universalistic passages in Scripture. In so doing, he clearly sets forth th..
During his earthly life and ministry, Jesus experienced humiliation and suffering. "His humanity served as a veil that concealed the splendor of His deity," Sproul continues. "Yet there were moments when His glory shone through." These moments become the focus of The Glory of Christ._x000D_
God's job description for men In this classic work on the biblical roles and responsibilities of a man, Dr. James Dobson shares timeless wisdom you can use as a husband and father. A deeper understanding of God's perspective on manhood will help you provide stability and leadership in your home--an..
This is no ordinary missions book. The theme isn't new, but the approach is refreshing and compelling, as contributors David Platt, Louie Giglio, Michael Ramsden, Ed Stetzer, Michael Oh, David Mathis, and John Piper take up the mantle of the Great Commission and its Spirit-powered completion. From a..
14 Classic Essays in Defense of InerrancyBiblical inerrancy is under attack. Now more than ever, the church needs to carefully consider what it stands to lose should this crucial doctrine be surrendered.Under the editorial oversight of John MacArthur, this anthology of essays in defense of inerrancy..
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale defend the absolute claims of _x000D_
Christ against modern belief in the "secular gods" of atheism, _x000D_
scientism, relativism, and more. The rise of _x000D_
these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute _x000D_
claims of Christ since ..
It is easy for believers to think of Christ as the Good Shepherd, but they do not often think of the Holy Spirit as having a shepherding role. In the ninth book of this bestselling series, Dr. MacArthur details how the Spirit works hand-in-hand with Christ, behind the scenes, in a continuing ministr..
What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ today? And are Christians really prepared for the answers? In Mere Discipleship, Lee Camp sets forth his vision of what it means to truly follow Christ, challenging Christians to put obedience to Jesus as Lord ahead of allegiances to all earthly authoriti..