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..
A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one box set. The box set includes: 'Mere Christianity' 'The Screwtape Letters' 'Surprised by Joy' 'The Four Loves' 'The Problem of Pain' 'The Great Divorce' 'Miracles' C. S. Lewis's works continue to attract thousand..
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 ..
'The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this.' This is the key statement of 'Miracles', in which C. S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a t..
For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography. "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God ...perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all Engla..
Learn more about the ideas and beliefs key to the teachings of the most widely printed religious book of all time, in this perfect introduction to The Bible. The Bible Book features breakdowns of some of the most well-known passages ever written from The Bible. Looking at more than 100 of the m..
Guys Aren't the Only Ones Fighting a Battle for Purity The world you live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before, and it's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your f..
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..
Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition..
In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life.Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with ..
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..
"In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church member slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health . Sharing from the painful but liberating journey of his ..
If you're a leader in a church or business, and you want to improve your culture of hospitality, then you'll love Danny's new book. It's a must-read! -Dan T. Cathy, CEO, Chick-fil-A When it comes to interacting with guests, churches typically gravitate towards one of two camps: over-the-top, sh..
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..
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..
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 ..
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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_
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give you a bigger view of God's love for those who are his:"We've grown too accustom..
How can a young couple start off on the right foot, helping to ensure that their marriage remains strong and vibrant? This dynamic sixty-day devotional from well-known Christian counselor H. Norman Wright is written expressly for pre-engaged, engaged, or dating couples. The "Starting Out Together" d..
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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, ..
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contentious issues, believers find it harder than ever to hold o..
Books on leadership in various aspects of life and work abound. But are the principles upon which these books are grounded biblical? Do they describe the best way for Christians to lead, knowing that they function as ambassadors for Christ as they facilitate meetings, lead people, and manage project..
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..
Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is ..
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..
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..
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_
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..
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..
By incorporating biblical characters that have struggled with the same obstacles of faith, pastors, speakers, and teachers make it easier for their listeners to personally apply sermons and lessons. More than just a dictionary of biblical characters, Bible Personalities gives speakers historical con..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..