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Busy? Yes. Fruitful? No. Many of us lead frenzied lives---but feel we are going nowhere. Every day you may be asking yourself, 'How can I become a voice of hope when the problems are so great? How can I envision my circumstances through God's eyes and respond to others with the passions of his heart when the dry details of the day take over? How do I begin to live a deeper, richer faith that unleashes God's transforming work in and through me?' Paul Richardson draws on stories from his life as a change specialist in the world's largest Muslim country to explore what causes us to be deactivated---pinned down under life's fluctuating circumstances, personal apathy, and disappointment. Richardson reminds us that the Creator designed each one of us to engage the complexities of our world with creative solutions. Rather than offering a series of how-to steps, Richardson offers you a refreshing vision of what a Spirit-fueled life looks like---a vision that sees Christianity as a fluid, innovative call to love. You will come away with a deeper awareness of your dreams, a renewed passion for faith in action, and a richer understanding of how God created you to live.Show more
As cohost of HGTV's My Big Family Renovation, Brandon Hatmaker understands what it takes to rehab a home. But as a pastor (and husband of best-selling author Jen Hatmaker), he's more interested in rehabbing faith. And in A Mile Wide, he helps listeners transform an anemic spiritual life based on a limited understanding of God into a faith of true depth, intimacy, and power. Offering fresh perspective on eight essentials of Christianity - the Gospel, identity, Scripture, discipleship, kingdom, mission, community, and justice - Hatmaker provides practical applications that tap in to the richer life Christ promised his people, individually and as a community. God wants more than simply to save us: He's also determined to transform us, restore us, and use us to reveal the coming of his kingdom right here, right now.Show more
What causes some people---in spite of incredible challenges---to be more alive and content than others? When Shane Stanford discovered he was HIV positive at the age of sixteen, he knew he had a choice: he could feel sorry for himself, or he could live as passionately and boldly as possible. Now, more than twenty years later, Stanford speaks nationwide about what it means to turn a positive diagnosis---or any difficult circumstance---into an opportunity for positive living. If you want to appreciate life to the fullest, this unabridged audio download of A Positive Life reveals nine basic yet powerful lessons for living well. What does it mean to be satisfied with never being satisfied? Why is simplicity a key to finding joy? Most importantly, what does it look like to live, laugh, and love in community as Jesus did---with dirty hands and feet and a love of adventure? Stanford reminds you that even struggles offer glimpses of grace. Choosing how to live out that grace is the key to making life matter---and to being more alive than ever before.Show more
Everyone has friends or family who suffer from sickness, disability, depression, or the death of a loved one. Often times, the people who love the hurting also struggle in their own unique ways. They tend to suffer in silence and without much support from others. Writing from the unique perspective of one who needs extra help on a daily basis, Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others. Furman draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others. Deeply personal and powerfully pastoral, this book points readers to the strength that only God can provide as they love those who are hurting. Afterword written by Gloria Furman, the author's wife.Show more
Must you believe something to be saved? Does the kingdom of God include non-Christians? Is hell for real and forever? These are big questions. Hard questions. Questions that divide Christians along conservative and liberal lines. Conservatives love their beliefs and liberals believe in their love. Each pushes the other to opposite extremes. Fundamentalists imply that it doesn't matter how we live as long as we believe in Jesus, while some Emergent Christians respond that it doesn't matter what we believe as long as we live like him. Theologian Michael Wittmer calls both sides out of bounds and crafts a third way that retains the insights of each. He examines ten key questions that confront contemporary Christians and shows why both right belief and right practice are necessary for authentic Christianity. Here is an urgent reminder that best practices can only arise from true beliefs. Genuine Christians never stop serving because they never stop loving, and they never stop loving because they never stop believing. **Please contact member services for additional documents.**Show more
What is transgender and gender fluidity? What does God's Word actually say about these issues? How can the gospel be good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How should churches respond? This warm, faithful and careful book helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity. It will help us to engage lovingly, thoughtfully and faithfully with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day. If you want to learn more and love better, and are open to considering what God has to say about sex and gender, this hope-filled book is for you. Includes a section looking at practical questions including: - Can someone be transgender and Christian? - Should I mind if people who are biologically the other sex are in my restroom? - What should church leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as the opposite gender? - Is it true that Christian teaching is harmful and can lead to depression and higher suicide rates? - What about people who are born intersex?Show more
Identify the source of missteps in your marriage-and learn exactly what you can do about it! Tired of arguing with your spouse over the same old issues? Longing for a marriage with less conflict and more intimacy? Struggling under a load of resentment? In How We Love, relationship experts Milan and Kay Yerkovich draw on the powerful tool of attachment theory to show how your early life experiences created an "intimacy imprint"-an underlying blueprint that shapes your behavior, beliefs, and expectations of all relationships, especially your marriage. They identify four types of injured imprints that combine in marriage to trap couples in a repetitive dance of pain. The groundbreaking principles and practical, solution-focused tools in this book will equip you to... •identify the imprints disrupting your marriage, •understand how your love style impacts your mate, •break free of negative patterns that hinder your relationship, •enhance your sexual intimacy, and •create the deeper, richer marriage of your dreams. Discover the truths that have transformed countless relationships- including the authors' marriage-so you can stop stepping on each other's toes and instead be swept along by the music of a richer, more passionate relationship.Show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a new, spellbinding story of buried secrets, lost love, and the promise of second chances.Show more
Author Gary Thomas takes you to new levels of inspiration and insight in Simply Sacred, a devotional made up of selections from his best spiritual writings. Abounding with spiritual insights and practical truth, this book will provide you the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy each and every day.Show more
Using practical, firsthand stories that offer helpful, portable takeaways, Pastor Boyd looks at the interweaving of his journey from spiritual orphan to treasured son, offering candid stories and freeing insights for every Christian still longing to come home. The truth is, many of us as Christians still strive to 'fit in' with God even when our Father offers us the identity of beloved daughters and sons. We've already been admitted, approved, and accepted---but we aren't living that way. In Sons and Daughters, Pastor Boyd looks at the interweaving of God's grace and our daily lives: How do those who know they are God's children think, speak, and act differently? How do they function as leaders and friends? How do they walk through pain? You---and the purposes God has for you---are a cause for celebration, a reason to be both fearless and faithful. Come discover how to live like you belong.Show more
Imagine a roomful of kids on Sunday absolutely enraptured by dynamic Bible teaching. Here and there a mouth hangs open as the kids engage the story of Boaz and Ruth with the kind of enthusiasm usually reserved for their new Xbox 360. Isn't that what you want as a Sunday school teacher? You long to reach your kids on Sunday in a way that actually makes a difference in their lives on Monday. But how? A new book of crafts and activities? Nope. Fifty new conversation starters for kids and leaders? Nuh uh. One more booklet of reproducible coloring sheets? Don't even. How about a book jam-packed with techniques and creative methods that lead to truly transformational teaching ... the kind that leaves kids living life differently on Monday as a result of their time with you on Sunday. The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School is an indispensable guidebook to transformational teaching in children's ministries of every size and setting. Create excellence for kids through four ministry-rocking values. Unleash fabulous and powerful techniques that lead to unforgettable teaching moments. Consult a veritable handbook of twenty creative methods that bring any Bible story to life. Designed with whimsical quirkiness and written with humor and passion, this book will transform the way you---and your kids---experience the life-changing potential of Sunday school.Show more
A thrilling chapter book about a brother, a sister, and a mysterious scroll that hurtles them through time to the Israelites' escape from EgyptThe Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series follows siblings Peter and Mary and their dog, Hank, as they discover ancient scrolls that transport them back to key moments in biblical history.In The Great Escape, Peter, Mary, and Hank journey to the pyramid-studded desert of ancient Egypt. When the trio become friends with Pharaoh's daughter, they witness first-hand as Moses petitions Pharaoh for the Israelites' freedom. Plagues wreak havoc as the group races to decode the scroll, gets chased by a panther, and battles Pharaoh's cunning advisor, the Great Magician. Young readers will anxiously follow along as Peter and Mary's thrilling adventures bring the biblical story of Exodus to life. Age 6-9.Show more
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