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Imagine The God Of Heaven$17.99Add to cart
Millions of people around the world have reported a near-death experience. Do they prove the existence of a loving God?
Never in history, until now, have we been able to hear from so many people around the world who have been brought back from clinical death. Modern medical resuscitation and digital communication have revealed a goldmine of intriguing near-death experiences (NDEs) that show us the character of God. John Burke has spent the last three decades studying the commonalities of more than 1000 NDEs. His investigative journey started as a skeptical agnostic, when his own father was dying from cancer. When he first read these eyewitness accounts, he couldn’t help asking himself: “Could this be real evidence–even possible proof of God’s existence?”
In this book, you will discover:
*Analysis of 1000+ near-death experiences and how they reveal the wondrous attributes of God and correlate with the Bible
*Follow up research to Burke’s exploration of the afterlife, Imagine Heaven, a New York Times best-seller of over 1 million copies
*True stories from nearly 70 people from every continent who have died, been resuscitated, and now testify to having been more alive than ever in the presence of a loving God they never wanted to leave
*People of all ethnicities and backgrounds-including doctors, engineers, and CEO-experience the same God.
John Burke unveils the love story and characteristics of this God of all nations, revealed throughout history and in Scripture, now illustrated by these thrilling encounters. You will realize God’s love, power, compassion, friendship, and guidance are closer than you could ever imagine. And for such a time as this, people need to know a loving God is within their reach.
Lord Is My Shepherd$9.99Add to cart
The LORD is My Shepherd Softcover Devotional is the perfect source of encouragement to remind you of the Good Shepherd’s faithfulness, provision, and care. With 366 faith-building devotions, you’ll feel loved and cared for as you immerse yourself in the wisdom and guidance of the Good Shepherd.
A beautiful wreath of greenery forms a frame around the gold-foiled sentiment on the front of the devotional.
The LORD is My Shepherd
As you flip through the beautifully designed pages, you will notice the interior pages are printed in two colors, featuring exquisite floral decorations on every page. A handy topical index is included to help you locate a passage.
Whether you’re seeking comfort in difficult times, looking for guidance in your daily life, or simply want to deepen your faith, this devotional is the perfect companion. Each daily entry begins with a Scripture verse, followed by a devotional passage based on the text, and ends with a call to action or an inspiring thought for the day.
The LORD is My Shepherd Softcover Devotional is an ideal choice for a mom or grandmother in need of care. Its inspirational content, high-quality design, and practical features, it will make a meaningful and encouraging impact on her daily devotional time. The LORD is My Shepherd Softcover Devotional will help her find peace and comfort in the company of the Good Shepherd.
Born A Child And Yet A King
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Carrying songs–and Jesus–in your heart the whole Christmas season.
We know the songs of Christmas like we know the rooms of our house or the placement of our Christmas tree. One or two probably stand out for us as the epitome of how Christmas is supposed to sound. It’s not officially Christmas until we hear them.
As those familiar songs fill your home again this season, listen closely. They are telling a story, the story of Jesus–who He is and why He came.
Rediscover your favorite Christmas hymns this Advent season with Born a Child and Yet a King, an Advent devotional from Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. Spend thirty-one days tracing the gospel through your favorite carols and discover anew the awe of this season.
Each day’s reading will help guide your prayers, thoughts, and priorities so you may enjoy a deeper intimacy with Jesus Christ this Christmas!
Whats So Amazing About Grace Revised And Updated (Revised)
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It’s the most powerful force in the universe, our only hope for love and forgiveness, and a foretaste of eternal life: amazing, radical, life-changing grace.
Millions of lives have been changed by award-winning author Philip Yancey’s startling exploration of grace at street level. Grace is the one thing the world can’t duplicate, the healing force we need, and the key to transforming a broken world.
In this revised and updated edition of his personal and provocative book, Yancey offers true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. These stories, set in the midst of life’s stark realities, evoke such questions as:
*If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, how do I get it?
*How well are we dispensing grace to a world that knows far more of strife and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?
*Can grace make a difference in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust, and how can it withstand the brutality of hate?
With powerful stories, rich theology, and practical suggestions, Yancey challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately needs to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Is God Real
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It’s no coincidence that one of the most asked questions on any search engine is: Is God real?
When life feels overwhelming, we want to know if there really is a deity who loves us, knows us, and cares about what happens to us. Join investigative journalist and former atheist Lee Strobel on a quest to determine whether we can know with confidence that God is real.
Lee Strobel’s landmark book, The Case for Christ, is one of the most respected defenses of Christianity of all time. Now in Is God Real? Lee weaves together material from his previous books with the latest evidence from the most brilliant scientific and philosophical minds to answer the pressing questions on our hearts and minds.
In this rational exploration of the proof of God’s existence, Lee investigates:
*If God is real, why is there so much suffering?
*How do we know which God is real?
*If God is real, why does he seem so hidden?
*How do recent scientific findings support the claim that God is real?
*If God is real, what difference does it make?
Written for skeptics and believers alike, Is God Real? is a life-changing exploration of the question that matters most.
Managing Your Emotions$19.00Add to cart
Learn to rule your emotions before they rule you with #1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned Bible teacher Joyce Meyer.
The highs and lows of life bring many challenges, and our feelings want to swing accordingly, like an emotional roller coaster taking us from one extreme to another throughout the day – if we let them. Our emotions serve a purpose, but if we allow them to dictate how we choose to act, we lose our peace and stability, which only leads to confusion, anxiety, anger, and a host of other unhealthy attitudes. It’s a dangerous way to live and can cause us to make bad decisions that impact ourselves and others.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The Bible contains wisdom to help you learn to manage your emotions each day, no matter what challenges life brings your way. And with this 90-day devotional, you’ll discover how to take charge of those fickle feelings before they take charge of you!
Trusting God With Today$24.99Add to cart
Trusting God in difficult times can be a challenge, but working to grow that trust day by day brings greater joy and peace than we could ever find leaning on our own understanding. In Trusting God with Today, Dr. Charles Stanley encourages us to believe in God’s love and rest in His purpose for us.
This 365-day devotional from beloved author and pastor Dr. Charles Stanley will inspire you to see how God transforms our hearts and lives when we trust Him with an unknown future. Each entry in this daily devotional includes a Bible verse, a prayer, and inspirational teaching. Page by page, your soul will find rest as you remember that:
*No matter what is happening in the world or in your life, God is faithful
*You can release anxiety and embrace God’s rest as you stop trying to figure it all out yourself
*Trusting God one day at a time leads to contentment and satisfaction as He makes your paths straight
Trusting God with Today makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, and graduations, or for anyone who longs to trust God more deeply in an uncertain world today and every day.
How To Put Love First$22.99Add to cart
Do you feel your relationships are lacking deep connections? Do you feel your time with God could be more rewarding? New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson Huff and her husband, Christian, invite you on a 90-day journey to embrace a life-giving relationship with God and experience authentic, healthy relationships with your people and your community.
You are meant to be in relationships that bring joy and connection–that help you know soul-deep peace and leave you feeling loved instead of lonely. Instead, surface-level friendships, filtered social media feeds, unresolved conflicts, and unhealthy relationships can often seem to harm our self-worth, spiritual growth, and mental health–and keep us from the very relationships that could bring that true connection.
How to Put Love First reminds you that prioritizing and deepening your love relationship with God is the key to growing healthy relationships in every area of life. Through personal stories of their own walks with God, their pitfalls and victories in relationships of all kinds, and biblical encouragement, Sadie and Christian will help you:
*Find peace and connection in your relationship with God
*Enjoy healthier, happier relationships with close friends and family
*Learn how to resolve conflict, offer forgiveness, and endure loneliness
*Reap the mental and spiritual health benefits of thriving in community
As an added bonus, Dr. Josh Kirby, a psychologist and life coach, joins Sadie and Christian to speak into some of the key themes in the book to offer informed, practical counsel to further help you incorporate these important teachings into your life.
If your relationships feel more frustrating than life-giving or if you feel like something deeply important is missing in your life, join Sadie and Christian on this 90-day challenge to discover the joy and freedom of being loved and loving well.
Purpose Doesnt Pause$17.99Add to cart
Purpose Doesn’t Pause asks: What if this season of confusion became a season of spiritual transformation? What if as you wait for life to begin you realize it’s already started?
Even if you’re feeling stuck–lost about who you are and where you’re going–God invites you to live with intention and joy. With true stories and faith-based practical ideas, author Hope Reagan Harris speaks into ten different experiences that cause confusion, such as when:
*Something good comes to an end
*You feel pressure to figure out who you are
*You’re called out of your comfort zone
*Nothing is going as planned
*You wonder if you’re good enough
You could keep waiting for the life you want. Or you could embrace God’s purpose in the life you have. With free video content and interactive prompts for reflection and discussion, Purpose Doesn’t Pause helps you create a map for the road ahead as you flourish in who God created you to be.
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Hearts Of Fire 2$17.99Add to cart
Shortly after Tamara and her husband moved to the city of Isfara, Tajikistan, a delegation of Muslim women paid her a visit. After welcoming the women into her home, Tamara realized their visit was not a friendly one. The women knew she and her husband were sharing the gospel and declared the two needed to leave the city. Christians–especially those who would share their faith with Muslims–were not welcome. While Tamara heard their message, she did not fully understand the danger she and her husband were in. Tamara is one of twelve courageous women you will meet in this follow-up to Hearts of Fire. From the Colombian evangelist on the run for witnessing to guerrilla fighters, to the American woman who publicly forgave the Islamic extremists who gunned down her husband on the streets of Benghazi, Libya, these women’s lives were turned upside down when they obeyed the words of Christ. However, each embraced the hope found only in the unshakeable eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ our Lord. In addition to these twelve stories, you will also read the testimonies of eleven women who share how God strengthened them and provided for them when their earthly kingdom was shaken as they served Him. For more than 50 years, The Voice of the Martyrs has shared the stories of courageous Christians in the world’s most difficult and dangerous places to follow Christ. This new volume brings you true stories of courageous women, heroes of the faith, who represent countless others facing similar trials today. These role models of faith and obedience will inspire you to pursue Christ with heart aflame, no matter the cost!
Pilgrim : 25 Ways God’s Character Leads Us Onward$34.99Add to cart
Guideposts of Grace for Your Faith Journey
As a follower of Christ, you live each day as a pilgrim, traveling the path Jesus sets before you. Though the road may be rocky, God provides reminders along the way to show you that He writes your story, paves your path, and walks with you always.
From bestselling author and artist Ruth Chou Simons comes this uplifting meditation on the character of God to accompany you on your pilgrim journey. Featuring stunning new artwork, these 25 devotions will lead you to;
*explore proof of God’s faithfulness found in both Scripture and daily life,
*engage with key theological attributes of God,
*encounter hymns written throughout history that illuminate timeless truths about who God is, and
*experience the peace that accompanies focusing your heart on God’s character.
Pilgrim reminds us of profound truths by showing us how God’s grace and provision shape each Christian’s unique journey of conforming to the image of Christ. On the path of spiritual growth and maturity, knowing God’s character makes all the difference. When your travels leave you worn and weary, God will not abandon you-you can lay your burdens in His hands, find hope in His presence, and follow His path as He leads you onward.
God Never Gives Up On You
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Ever wonder if you’ve had one too many stumbles for God to use someone like you? If you could benefit from a tale of God’s unending, unbending, unswerving love and devotion, let bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado show you how God’s grace will transform your life.
God Never Gives Up on You is a book for the members of the Lost Halo Society. For the strugglers among us and the fumbler within us. For those of us who are part saint, part scoundrel. We mean well, but we don’t always do well. We have breakthroughs and breakdowns, often in the same hour. We need no reminder of our failures, but we could always use a refresher course on God’s perfect plan to use imperfect people to do great things.
No one is more suited to the task than Jacob. He was less a prodigy and more a prodigal. Strong on savvy. Low on conscience. Jacob took advantage of his famished brother and pulled the wool over the eyes of his dying father, yet God never turned his back on Jacob.
God used Jacob because God chose to use Jacob. Period. The word for that kind of devotion? Grace. Grace came after Jacob. Grace found him in the desert. Grace protected him in exile. Grace wrestled him to the ground and blessed him. Grace led him home to Canaan.
By taking a closer look at Jacob’s incredible story, you will:
*learn to see the ways God turns your brokenness into blessings,
*overcome shame and negative thoughts by embracing who you are in the eyes of a loving, merciful God, and
*strengthen your relationships by leading a life marked by grace and forgiveness for yourself and others.
Jacob’s story invites us to believe in a God who sticks beside the unworthy and underachievers and leads us safely home. If God can use Jacob to further his kingdom, he can use us too. Let Max show you how.
Blessed In The Mess$26.99Add to cart
Renowned Bible teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer shows readers how to not just survive but thrive amidst both the everyday and the monumental messes we experience in life.
Life is often messy. We hear people say, “My life is a mess,” or “This situation is a mess.” What they mean is that life has become difficult, painful or confusing. But God never promised us a trouble-free life. In fact, His Word tells us to expect the opposite. In John 16:33, Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (NIV).
In Blessed in the Mess, beloved Bible teacher Joyce Meyer shows us how to be blessed in the midst of life’s most challenging circumstances. The Bible is filled with instructions on how to handle ourselves when difficulty comes our way, and Blessed in the Mess shares that wisdom through poignant and practical teaching that equips us to remain stable and hopeful in every situation. No matter what problems we may face, there is a way to remain joyful and patient as God works on them. If you have not handled the messy issues or challenges in your life well in the past, then with God’s help, you can begin to manage them better, starting now.
We should never waste our pain. Through the wisdom distilled in this book, we can learn how to gain something from our messes, use those insights to avoid trouble in the future, and share our experiences to help other people find blessings in the midst of their messes.
JESUS : A Scandalously Devoted, Conspicuously Uncool, Super-Transparent Hom$17.99Add to cart
Valley or mountain top, do you ever wonder what “walking with Jesus” actually means in everyday life? Unfortunately, thinkers like A.W. Tozer are right when saying, “For millions of Christians, God is no more real than He is to non-Christians. They go through life trying to love an ideal and be loyal to a mere principle.” The good news for us is that Jesus is not a proposition to be studied, He’s a divine Person with whom we get to engage! Instead of simply obtaining more spiritual information about our Savior, sometimes we just need to remember what a miracle it is to be invited to get to know Him personally.
In her much-anticipated follow-up to her bestselling devotional LIFE, and in her beloved, humorous, and relatable voice, Bible teacher and author Lisa Harper helps you do just that: engage with JESUS personally. As you open each page, prepare yourself for a devotional journey of unapologetically gawking at, reveling in, walking with, and worshipping our incredible Savior–and laughing a lot along the way. Because there’s nothing like real relationship with Him in the ups and downs of life!
Calm Your Anxiety$14.99Add to cart
Do you often feel nervous, restless, or tense? Is there a feeling in the pit of your stomach that sometimes feels crippling? Does the potential danger or panic feel like it’s taken over your life? If yes is your response to those questions, you are not alone.
Pastor and bestselling author Robert Morgan has dealt with anxiety his entire life. Once he accepted his anxiety and committed to dealing with it every day, he felt peace and hope. In Calm Your Anxiety: 60 Biblical Insights for Better Mental Health, Morgan takes you on a 60-day journey that will help you make managing your anxiety a good habit and shift your mindset.
Morgan will teach you how to celebrate God’s goodness, ask God for help, and how to stop letting anxiety rule your life. Each day Morgan presents a daily practice that includes:
*a daily Scripture.
*an inspirational entry focusing on rejoicing, gentleness, nearness, prayer, thanksgiving, thinking, discipleship, or peace.
*a prompt for deeper reflection.
This daily reader features excerpts and adapted content from Morgan’s Worry Less, Live More. If you’re ready to make the commitment to yourself and live a more fulfilling and joy-filled life, allow Robert Morgan to come alongside and teach you how to calm your anxiety.
Wisdoms Call : 100 Meditations For A Life In Christ$17.99Add to cart
Like all great building projects, the world runs on the wisdom of its Architect.
The Bible tells us that the universe–its foundation, inner workings, and relationships–is a carefully ordered place designed for humanity’s good and God’s glory. Too often, however, we attempt life based on our own understanding. This brings chaos, confusion, and consternation. Yet the Wisdom foundation that undergirds the world is so strong, not even the selfish folly of man could destroy our Creator’s peace-filled intentions.
To become wise, we must respond to Wisdom’s call–to dwell in Wisdom’s house. Proverbs is full of practical wisdom on everyday living. Scripture teaches that Christ Himself is our wisdom–our way back to understanding how to build and live as the Architect intended. Those who meditate on the wisdom of Christ will find themselves living in Wisdom’s house once again. You will be refreshed and able to bring life to those around you–just like Christ who breathed life from its start.
Scripture is full of one generous and welcoming invitation after another. In Wisdom’s Call, K. A. Ellis shows us how to claim the asset of wisdom and invites us to experience Jesus Christ–the Wisdom on which our world rests. Ellis calls us to live in God’s magnificent world as people who are wise.
Kingdom Focus : Rethinking Today In Light Of Eternity$24.99Add to cart
“Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you.”
Having the right focus makes all the difference in life. If we are busy focusing on external frivolities or personal ambitions rather than on the kingdom of God, we wind up missing out on serving God’s kingdom-as well as many of the other things we hope to attain in life. However, when we align our lives with God’s Word, we get to experience the greatest freedom we could ever know.
In Kingdom Focus, Tony Evans teaches readers how to focus on the things God Himself focuses on in Scripture and explores the issues that delight His heart. It is by doing so that we can discover the joy and the power of delighting in the same things. Allow God to sharpen your focus, transform your mind, and empower you to live every aspect of your life in light of the kingdom to which you have been chosen and called, for such a time as this.
Learn how to:
*examine the spiritual habits we can employ to sharpen our focus for God’s kingdom,
*fully maximize life while on earth,
*delve deeper into the character and heart of God, and
*recognize how God’s love for us guides us every step of the way.
Are We There Yet$24.99Add to cart
Comedic and Inspirational memoir from the stand-up comic who coined the phrase “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.
Leave it to a comedian to find God through the Bible’s most depressing book.
For years, one of the funniest men in America was crying on the inside. Jeff Allen was a comedian with the lead role in a tragedy.
Born into a tough working-class Chicago family, Allen fell into substance abuse at an early age, and his problems didn’t magically go away when he got married. In fact, with the arrival of two children, they intensified. The sense that his life was meaningless made his family life as dark and biting as his comedy.
But in his darkest moment, an unlikely encounter with the gloomiest book of the Bible set him on the path to salvation. The opening line of Ecclesiastes– “Meaningless, meaningless, all in life is meaningless”–resonated with him.
So he kept reading, and soon he discovered the Source of meaning. Eventually, Allen found himself with a revitalized marriage and a repurposed career.
If you have struggled to find meaning in your life, this book is for you.
With his trademark humor and unflinching honesty, Allen will point you to the only One who can answer the question, “Are we there yet?” You’ll know when you’ve arrived.
Gods Word For Guys$19.99Add to cart
3 Minutes of Encouragement: Scripture, Devotion, and Prayer
Here you’ll find the encouraging spiritual boost you need for each day. God’s Word for Guys: 3-Minute Daily Devotions contains 365 readings packing a powerful dose of challenge and encouragement into right-sized readings that are substantial without being overly long:
Minute 1: scripture to meditate on
Minute 2: a short devotional reading
Minute 3: a prayer to jump-start a conversation with God.
Each reading addresses topics that are important to you–like courage, leadership, Bible study, and prayer–and is the ideal way to begin or end your day.
Winter Fire : Christmas With G.K. Chesterton$24.99Add to cart
It may be because I am silly, but I rather think that, relatively to the rest of the year, I enjoy Christmas more than I did when I was a child. My faith demands that such be the case. The more mature I become the more I need to embrace the joys of the incarnation. The more mature I become, the more I need to be but a child. – G. K. Chesterton
Experience the warmth of Christmas through the winsome wit and wisdom of beloved writer G. K. Chesterton. This devotional–perfect for the Christmas season–includes selections of Chesterton’s writings, accompanied with commentary, Scripture readings, and reflections.
Be encouraged by Chesterton’s insight, charmed by the Victorian-inspired artwork, and delighted by the traditional English recipes. Make Chesterton’s poetry, short stories, and essays a part of your Christmas tradition!
A festive celebration of childlike wonder, the beautifully illustrated Winter Fire is a unique and meaningful gift.
Prayers And Promises For Teachers$14.99Add to cart
Teaching is a work of heart that takes energy and inspiration. Whether your classroom is in a traditional school building or right next to your kitchen, the young people you are equipping are blessed to have you pouring wisdom into their lives.
Prayers & Promises for Teachers is a topically organized collection that guides you through themes of peace, purpose, wisdom, patience, strength, and more. Encouraging Scriptures, heartfelt prayers, and prompting questions give you an opportunity to find joy and truth in God’s Word.
Stay connected to God and believe in his promises. Ask him to help you lead with grace and compassion. He is with you, guiding you in how to make a positive impact on those in your care.
Find Your People$18.00Add to cart
The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head offers practical solutions for creating true community, the kind that’s crucial to our mental and spiritual health.
In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But science confirms that consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved. But so many are hiding behind emotional walls that we’re experiencing an epidemic of loneliness.
In Find Your People, bestselling author Jennie Allen draws on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life to help you:
– overcome the barriers to making new friends and learn to initiate with easy-to-follow steps
– find simple ways to press through awkward to get to authentic in conversations
– understand how conflict can strengthen relationships rather than destroy them
– identify the type of friend you are and the types of friends you need
– learn the five practical ingredients you need to have the type of friends you’ve always longed for
You were created to play, engage, adventure, and explore–with others. In Find Your People, you’ll discover exactly how to dive into the deep end and experience the full wonder of community. Because while the ache of loneliness is real, it doesn’t have to be your reality.
Closer Than Your Next Breath$18.99Add to cart
God is omnipresent–meaning He’s here, there, everywhere all at the same time–so no matter what you’re going through today or worried about facing tomorrow, He is closer than you can imagine, and His presence changes everything.
The God of creation cares deeply about every detail of our personal lives. He’s in charge of every galaxy and has named every star. He also knows about the hurts in our hearts and the hairs on our heads. He’s near and far. His glory fills the universe, and yet He’s up close and involved.
Though we believe in our minds that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-present, sometimes we don’t feel his closeness. How can we walk boldly in our faith, expecting Him to draw near to us as we draw near to Him, as promised in the book of James? In Closer Than Your Next Breath, bestselling author, speaker, and radio host Susie Larson helps readers experience God’s trustworthiness and love–even when they feel far from Him. In this book, readers will explore these questions and more:
*How do I know if I’m hearing the voice of God?
*Is feeling good the same as feeling God?
*Is there anything I can do when God seems silent?
*How should God’s presence impact me?
There’s nothing like God’s presence in our lives, but sometimes we chase the sensational and miss the supernatural. Worship services, retreats or conferences, and mountaintop experiences are great, but too often we rush right by the nuanced, miraculous ways God shows up in our story every day. When we pursue the heart of God through the Word of God, that’s when we experience the presence of God–and it makes all the difference in our lives.
Deepest Place : Suffering And The Formation Of Hope$27.99Add to cart
In the face of personal and global suffering, is it possible to live with hope rather than despair? Join psychiatrist, speaker, and award-winning author Curt Thompson as he shows us how God transforms our grief into a lasting peace that surpasses all understanding.
Suffering is a defining reality of life. Yet so many of us are so focused on avoiding discomfort that we’ve never learned how to actually suffer. But what if we could move from anxiety to durable hope?
In The Deepest Place, Thompson invites us to explore how the Apostle Paul’s experience of love, secure attachment, and the deeply felt sense of God’s abiding presence carried him through the challenges he faced–and how it can help us not just survive, but flourish in the presence of suffering.
Combining scripture with his own professional insight, Thompson helps us discover that:
*Suffering can increase our sense of security rather than our fears
*Hope is something we form in community
*Faith can grow out of anger, cynicism, and doubt
*Perseverance changes our brain and reshapes our imagination
*Listening to our bodies helps us find new hope in loss
As Thompson reminds us, those who have suffered greatly, including the Apostle Paul, are able to see their stories with a new understanding of God’s presence and unfailing love. Let The Deepest Place show you how to do the same.
Set Adrift : Deconstructing What You Believe Without Sinking Your Faith$19.99Add to cart
How to analyze and reevaluate your Christian beliefs and experiences in the church while keeping the core of your faith intact.
The number of Christians leaving the church today is significant. Many feel there is no place for them within the faith–they no longer feel at home in their church community or tradition. For various reasons, they are unsettled by the version of Christianity they’ve inherited.
Stripping away the nonessential aspects of Christianity, Sean McDowell and John Marriott will help you navigate the jarring questions and cultural challenges that lead many to walk away from the faith. You’ll come to recognize that there are other ways Christians throughout history have understood what faithfulness to Jesus looks like.
Each chapter provides practical advice on how to disassemble, rethink, and reassemble beliefs that are truly Christian and culturally and personally relevant. You’ll learn how you can continue to seek an authentic faith by:
*Establishing Jesus and his teachings as the foundation.
*Utilizing the creeds as boundary markers of what is essential.
*Seeing the entire Bible as a truthful revelation from God.
*Seeing Christianity as a historic and global tradition that encompasses diverse communities and viewpoints.
The authors of this book can personally identify with the process of disillusionment that many young believers go through. They wrote Set Adrift as people who had to navigate their own way back through the fog of deconstruction. They wrote it to offer their own personal suggestions for what to do when you’re not sure what to believe anymore.
Hem Of His Garment$17.99Add to cart
Hope for When the Pain Won’t Quit
Everyone experiences pain at times. It can manifest physically, emotionally, relationally, or spiritually. It can follow tragic accidents, great loss, sudden betrayal, or unexpected and unwanted change. Often it is temporary. But what do you do when it isn’t? When the pain just won’t go away, when healing does not come, when the grief and hurt settle in?
Drawing on her own experience of chronic pain and her years as a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Michelle Bengtson provides a countercultural perspective on pain. Offering hope without any false promises or empty platitudes, Dr. Bengtson unwraps the complex emotional aspects of dealing with pain. She gives you permission to question God, helps you identify the lies you’ve believed about your pain, and reorients your perception based on the truth of God’s Word. Each chapter ends with a recommended playlist, reflection questions, and a prayer.
Your pain may not change, but your experience of it can.
Everyday MAGIC : The Joy Of Not Being Everything And Still Being More Than$17.99Add to cart
Find the motivation you need to feel good about your life with the help of this inspiring guidebook.
Today we are all stretching ourselves more than ever to live up to life’s seemingly endless demands, so why do we still feel we are less than enough? Mattie James– mother, influencer, and CEO–believes that living a beautiful life amidst the chaos and pressures is possible. All it takes is a little everyday MAGIC.
In this book, Mattie shows you how, helping you to evaluate the tasks and decisions you face in your daily life to make sure everything in your life is MAGIC::
This honest and practical guide offers tools, insights, and encouragement to help you center yourself within the minutiae of everyday life and evaluate tasks to become intentional about everything you do. Mattie shows readers how to be more efficient by making big decisions in the morning, batching household chores for maximum effectiveness, and deciding which tasks to tackle yourself and which to hire out. She also shows you how to provide healthy meals for your family with minimum hassle, eliminate clutter and stress in your home to make space for the heart, and ultimately make your life, career, home, and family a reflection of what makes you whole.
The work required to change your life has been inside you all along. It’s not deep, just deliberate. This book begins your journey to connect with yourself so that you can prioritize your own reasons for everything you do.
Kingdom Purpose : Discovering Your Calling In God’s Great Design$22.99Add to cart
Discover a Destiny Designed Specifically for You
God’s endgame is for His reign to cover the earth. This overarching plan unites the lives of His people, and as you examine what Scripture reveals about God’s kingdom, you’ll become better equipped for the role He created you to fulfill.
In Kingdom Purpose, Dr. Tony Evans leads you on a journey of embracing your value, identity, and calling as a masterpiece created by the King. This book will help you:
*abide in a soul-satisfying relationship with Jesus, rooting your confidence in His sacrificial love
*uncover how your passions reveal God’s direction for you-and witness how He works behind the scenes to prepare you for His purpose
*obey God’s promptings to serve Him in different areas of your life, both inside and outside your comfort zone
With insightful questions to spark reflection and discussion, Kingdom Purpose is a powerful guide written for both individual and group study. Get ready to experience God’s peace, provision, and promises in eye-opening ways as you follow His desire for your life.
Preparing To Meet Jesus$18.00Add to cart
Experience the joy of knowing you are prepared for your first look into the eyes of Jesus.
One day, every believer will experience the wonder of coming face-to-face with Jesus. Can you imagine how thrilling that encounter will be? This unique devotional from Anne Graham Lotz and her daughter Rachel-Ruth leads you on a transformational journey so that you can live fully prepared for the awesome moment of the “first look.”
Drawing on the biblical story in which Abraham seeks a woman of character to marry his son Isaac, Preparing to Meet Jesus explores the characteristics God the Father looks for in a bride for His Son, Jesus. Each of these 21 daily reflections, challenges, and prayers reveals how you can pursue a life fully devoted to the One who loves you and gave Himself for you.
Preparing ourselves for Jesus’s imminent return is the greatest privilege and responsibility of our lives. Jesus is coming! Are you ready?
How To Talk With God$10.00Add to cart
?In her straightforward and profound style beloved by millions worldwide, best-selling author and Bible teacher Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible force that comes through the simple act of prayer.
Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how many truly understand its power?
In How to Talk With God, a compact digest derived from The Power of Simple Prayer, Joyce Meyer explains the keys to unanswered prayers, the hindrances to prayer’s effectiveness, and the Bible’s role in prayer. She gives readers a new perspective on how best to communicate with God, and reveals that through prayerful conversation comes the ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.
Strong And Courageous$17.99Add to cart
The Strong and Courageous Purple Faux Leather Devotional is the perfect companion to help you face life’s struggles with bravery and confidence. With 366 daily devotions, this devotional will help you experience God’s peace, love, and presence in a tangible way, reminding you of His unwavering faithfulness throughout the year.
The front cover of this beautifully designed devotional features heat-debossed blooming branches in opposing corners, with a gold-foiled title and a heat-debossed subtitle.
Strong and Courageous
366 devotions on living bravely and confidently
The interior pages are printed in a single color and decorated with floral designs, and the gilt-edged page edges give the book an elegant touch. Plus, a ribbon marker and a personalized presentation page are included.
Each daily entry includes an uplifting devotion, inspiring Scripture promises, and short prayers to guide you through life’s ups and downs. The content is organized into monthly themes that focus on starting over, standing firm, daring to be different, persevering, and finding joy in God. This devotional will anchor you when you feel weary and overwhelmed, giving you the courage you need to face each day.
The Strong and Courageous Purple Faux Leather Devotional also makes a thoughtful gift for a friend who needs encouragement to stand firm. Its inspiring content, high-quality design, and practical features make the Strong and Courageous Purple Faux Leather Devotional a gift that will be treasured for years to come.
Defying Fear : Finding The Courage To Embrace Your True Value$16.99Add to cart
This fictional story, inspired by a compilation of true events, will inspire people to defy fear in their own lives by embracing their true value through a focus on spiritual, emotional, and physical practices.
From the outside, Lila Frost seems to have it all together: she is smart, educated, and accomplished. But behind closed doors, she endures consistent abuse from her husband, although she doesn’t fully recognize that abuse is part of her story. Anxiety and fear are unwelcome familiars in Lila’s daily life. For years, she believes the lies as well as the blatant and veiled threats her husband continually throws at her.
But as Lila rekindles her faith, with the support of friends, she learns to defy her fear, take courageous steps, and embrace her own value. The question is, can she sustain her newfound transformation, or will old patterns once again drive her into a pit of depression and despair? Lila’s future depends on one thing: choosing courage and acting in faith, again and again.
3 Minutes With Jesus 180 Devotions For Boys$5.99Add to cart
What’s the best way to spend 3 minutes? With Jesus!
This devotional packs a powerful dose of wisdom, encouragement, and inspiration into just-right-sized readings for your busy schedule. Minute 1: A scripture from the teachings of Jesus to meditate on; Minute 2: a short devotional reading; Minute 3: a prayer to jump-start a conversation with God. Each day’s reading is the ideal way for you to begin or end your day. Perfect for personal use or a thoughtful gift, this accessible book is great for boys ages 8 to 12.
101 Blessings For A Great Teacher Box Of Blessings$6.99Add to cart
Share a blessing a day with the hardworking and dedicated teachers in your child’s life when you give the 101 Blessings for a Great Teacher Box of Blessings as a teacher appreciation gift to the teachers that help shape the minds and hearts of little ones.
The soft green body of the Box of Blessings is topped with a dark teal lid that is decorated with an open book bursting with bright tulips. The tulips spill over onto the body of the box, where the title is presented in a multi-colored, multi-font design that is sure to catch the eye.
101 Blessings for a Great Teacher
Inside the 101 Blessings for a Great Teacher Box of Blessings, you will find 101 double-sided cards with an inspirational Scripture verse on one side and an uplifting quote or phrase on the other. The small cards inside the box cycle through 3 designs that include bright pastel crayons, florals, and floral swags. Each of the 51 double-sided cards has an inspirational Scripture verse on one side and an uplifting quote or phrase on the other, providing a variety of beautiful designs and sentiments to choose from.
Teachers can use a card a day for inspiration, share them with their students as a small treat to inspire them or keep a card tucked away in a book as a bookmark. The possibilities are endless!
The 101 Blessings for a Great Teacher Box of Blessings is part of the Teal Best Teacher Collection designed to celebrate the best teachers! This collection includes a ceramic coffee mug, an epoxy-filled metal keychain, a perpetual calendar, and a gift book.
This Teacher Appreciation Day, let them know how much their hard work and dedication mean to you and the children they inspire every day. Share a blessing with one teacher of the whole staff when you give the 101 Blessings for a Great Teacher Box of Blessings as an encouraging gift.
*Bright pastel tulip design
*101 Blessings for a Great Teacher
*Teal Best Teacher Collection
*Full-color printed cards and box
*51 double-sided cards
*Inspirational message on front
*Scripture on the back
*Sturdy box with lid
*Card size: 3.4″ x 2.3″ (87 x 58mm)
*Box size: 3.8″ x 2.7″ x 1.1″ (97 x 69 x 28mm)
Raised To Stay$17.99Add to cart
An honest exploration of disappointment with the Church, Raised to Stay is for anyone weary of God’s people but longing to keep their faith in God.
God might seem silent right now. God’s people might seem not worth the wounds. But hold on as Natalie Runion embarks on a journey for all who are wandering, wondering, and wrestling. Together, we will move toward trusting God again, knowing that even though Christian community may fail us, the love of God never fails.
When we say yes to God, we don’t say yes to church politics, ladder climbing, or burnout. We say yes to Jesus. We say yes to hope. We say yes to much that we can still embrace. Through honest words and deeply personal story, Runion challenges us to be part of a generation known for the passionate pursuit of Christ. To be remembered for loving one another, forgiving one another, and persevering with one another in our hunger for God.
We aren’t quitters. We are the stayers.
You Were Made For This Moment$19.99Add to cart
Are you weary? Worn out by the bills that keep stacking, a virus that keeps raging, or a heart that keeps aching? If so, the book of Esther brings welcome news: Relief will come!
To be clear, you didn’t ask for this struggle. You want to get past it. You don’t know how much longer you can hold up. But what if God is with you in this difficult season? When life seems off the rails, remember this truth: the minute you bow your head to pray is the moment God lifts his hand to help.
Queen Esther learned this truth firsthand. When confronted with a royal decree that would annihilate her people, she had to make some tough choices. Would she remain silent in the face of this challenge, or would she speak up? Would she blend in, or would she stand out? But after Esther spent three days in prayer and fasting, God gave her the courage to speak up. God used her to save the nation. And God can do the same with you.
In You Were Made for This Moment, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will help you:
*put your hope in the God of grand reversals, trusting that God will right every wrong
*cultivate courage for your challenging times by leaning on the God who redeems and restores
*discover your role in God’s story by exploring how God can use your experiences and circumstances to join him in his holy work
God never promised us a life without trials, but he does promise to be with us as we walk through them. Trust that he can redeem your struggles for a mighty purpose. You, friend, were made for this moment.
Misled : 7 Lies That Distort The Gospel And How You Can Discern The Truth$28.99Add to cart
The gospel is under attack today–not only from outside cultural forces but also from within the church. In Misled, popular YouTuber and Bible teacher Allen Parr equips readers to identify and withstand seven of the most common false teachings that undermine the gospel and lead many well-meaning Christians astray.
For an anxious and weary world, the gospel of Jesus Christ is the one true source of deep peace and lasting joy. But today, many supposedly Christian teachers are spreading ideas that amount to what Paul called “another gospel.”
The result? A generation of believers confused about what God really says, what he offers, and what he wants for his children. From the heavy burden of legalism to an overemphasis on prosperity or spiritual gifts to warped understandings of grace, every false teaching has two things in common: they all use half-truths that look and sound biblical (making them very difficult to identify) and they all harm and discourage those who are trying to follow the way of Jesus.
In Misled, Allen Parr weaves together stories from his own spiritual journey and the lives of those he’s ministered to in order to show the painful consequences of following false teachings and to provide clear explanations of what the Bible really teaches about the gospel. Readers will
*learn about seven of the most misleading and harmful messages that run rampant within the church today;
*be equipped to identify not only “wolves in shepherd’s clothing” who peddle counterfeit gospels, but also well-intentioned teachers whose half-truths are no less harmful to the church; and
*discover how they can find the freedom, peace, and joy that only comes from embracing the gospel in all its purity and simplicity.
With the same balanced, Bible-based approach that has made Parr’s YouTube channel a go-to resource, Misled offers clarity and hope for anyone who has felt discouraged or confused in their spiritual journey–and invites readers to find everything they’ve been searching for in the true gospel.
Seizing The Good Life$17.99Add to cart
Living on high alert drains your energy and steals your joy. There is a better way and Seizing the Good Life will help you find it as it takes you through the Gospel of John.
If our chaotic culture has left you drained of joy, here’s some good news: there is a way to get it back–and keep it.
Let’s face it. Joy is becoming as scarce in our culture as fresh eggs at the grocery store. Constant headlines about one catastrophe after another, along with living in a society bent on erasing God from our consciousness, can leave us stressed out and working hard just to get by–far from the good life of abundant joy Jesus promised us.
And yet, He did promise us that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. So how do we go about seizing the good life from the jaws of depression and hopelessness that threaten us now?
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson has walked this path and knows the way. With the Gospel according to John as her roadmap–and plenty of personal stories, insights, and a healthy dollop of humor for good measure–she can help you not only rediscover the peace and joy found in friendship with Jesus, the Lover of your soul, but maintain it over the long haul.
God never intended for you to hold on to a dry faith with chewed-up fingernails. You really can know peace and joy in the middle of our anxious and angry culture. A deep dive into this study will help you seize the good life once again.
Sister Roar : Claim Your Authentic Voice, Embrace Real Freedom, And Discove$19.99Add to cart
You deserve to live your strongest, happiest, most fulfilled life. Join Duck Dynasty matriarch Miss Kay and her daughter-in-law Lisa as they share a Scripture-infused message that will help you set aside your loneliness, disappointment, and past mistakes and finally embrace your God-given purpose.
The world has never needed your voice more than it does at this moment. Through faith-filled, poignant, and sometimes hilarious stories about the sisterhood that Miss Kay and Lisa have built with each other and with other women they’ve met on their journey, Sister Roar will embolden you to:
*Discover how God can transform your voice into the powerful tool it was meant to be
*Find inspiration, comfort, and encouragement through true stories of healed heartbreak
*See how much you have in common with beloved women of the Bible
*Create a place of sisterhood where you are loved for who you are
A love letter to the sisterhood of believers around the globe, Sister Roar reminds you beyond any doubt that you have that the world needs to hear. Your sisters are calling. Are you ready to roar?
Little Faith Lift$14.99Add to cart
Do you ever feel like you just don’t measure up? There’s always someone smarter, richer, prettier, skinnier, funnier, holier, or (you fill in the blank)? Too much of my life–oh, let’s say, give or take decades–was spent figuring out that there is life beyond rejection. This book is written for those who doubt their worth, thanks to memories of betrayal by others who used them as their personal punching bag.
For these hurting individuals, walking into a room full of strangers produces enough sweat to frizz their hair, and if asked to spearhead the church social, they hyperventilate. I get it. After a group of my high school seniors asked me to lead them in a Bible study, the message became clear: If my students could recognize from Whom their value came and not from what others thought of them, their lives forever would be changed. The message is true for everyone.
So, if you desire to move past the pain that has left you joyless or insecure, if you are ready to take risks and refuse to give anyone or anything the power to make you less than God desires, if you seek to know your immeasurable value (and perhaps even laugh in the process), A Little Faith Lift is for you.
Gods Grace And Grit$14.99Add to cart
Happily ever after? Is that still a thing?
Yes, it is!
Yet, saying “I do” to your earthly prince and praying for your fairytale requires more than hope. It needs a survival guide. Dating, getting engaged, and getting married can be some of the most exciting times of our lives. Yet, those moments can quickly shatter or get lost in the woods of our lives even while the wedding cake is still stuck on your face!
When you are in Christ you can be sure that the enemy will target you and your relationships. Glory for God comes when we show the world that it is His Grace and Grit that allows us to survive. God desires for us to have healthy and joyful marriages. How do we keep our own fairytale alive? God’s Grace & Grit: Surviving Your Fairytale shares real stories from women in all walks of life. From the moment you say “I do” to the ups and downs of life, Carolyn & Tiarra share with you this survival guide to living your own fairytale. No matter what happens in your life we know…
Love is where you start, mercy and grace are where you live.
When Your Way Isnt Working$25.99Add to cart
When you are worn-out, when you feel discouraged, when you think you don’t have what it takes, what is the one thing that Jesus wants you to never forget? When Your Way Isn’t Working equips you to discover authentic connection to God and others so you are free to live the life you long for.
In some of his final words to his closest friends, Jesus didn’t suggest a five-year plan for success or a checklist of things to do. Instead, he offered a metaphor about what the good life really looks like: I am the vine. You are the branches. Abide in me. In other words, No matter what happens next, the most important thing is to stay connected to me.
In When Your Way Isn’t Working, pastor and bestselling author Kyle Idleman offers a unique exploration of John 15 for all of us who are going through the motions and feel frustrated. Idleman reminds us that it’s connection, not production, that leads to a fruitful life–relationships, not circumstances, that bring joy. He offers his distinctive, biblical perspective on how to:
*Find greater rest, depth, and connection in your life
*Embrace freedom from the pressures of performance and production
*Recognize what you can’t do makes room for what God can do
*Step out of isolation even when it feels scary
*Discover the top distractions that keep you from connecting to God–and how to counter them
In the end, the fruit of your life won’t have to do with what you accomplished but with whom you stayed connected. Because no matter what happens next in this uncertain world, what matters most, lasts the longest, and brings the greatest joy is staying connected to the God who never leaves you.
For I Know The Plans$19.99Add to cart
God has a plan for your life.
When you consider all that lies ahead of you, it can be difficult to trust that things will work out the way you want. If only you could know that the plans for your future are good!
Spend time with God today, trusting that he knows you and your destination perfectly. He can take you places and show you things you never could have imagined on your own. God knows the future, he knows you, and he knows exactly what you need. He created you just the way you are for a specific purpose.
Be encouraged as you continue to walk in your unique calling.
Calm Moments For Anxious Days$19.99Add to cart
In an uncertain world, it’s not always easy to put our worries into God’s hands. Beloved author and pastor Max Lucado weaves together biblical promises, gentle illustrations, and thoughtful practices to help you exchange your anxieties for God’s peace.
Calm Moments for Anxious Days includes Scripture, devotional thoughts, and practical tools to help you release your anxieties one by one, breath by breath, into the safe hands of a God who will never leave you. Each brief but powerful entry includes:
*A heartfelt devotion with ideas for applying God’s Word to your circumstances
*A biblically-based promise or affirmation to replace your spiraling thoughts
*Space for you to write out prayers, worries, and reminders of God’s faithfulness
Including a quick-reference list of God’s promises, this 90-day devotional is ideal for seasons of stress, depression, and anxiety. Whether you’re facing grief or trauma, questioning your value or purpose, fatigued by the everyday trials of life, or wondering if that cloud of fear will ever leave you, Calm Moments for Anxious Days brings you back to truth and hope. Never minimizing your emotions and experiences, Lucado lovingly reminds you that there is Someone big enough to take away every anxious thought so you can know a peace that is beyond understanding.
Jesus Always Note Taking Edition$29.99Add to cart
Experience joy in Sarah Young’s 365-day devotional, Jesus Always. This note-taking version with space to record reflections, list blessings you’re thankful for, or delve more deeply into the devotional message, shares the biblical teaching of joy in the same way Jesus Calling shared the peace of God’s presence.
Life today is full of difficulties–loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels impossible or out of reach. But Jesus offers hope and contentment in the midst of pain and uncertainty.
Jesus Always Note-Taking Edition includes:
*A beautiful two-color interior and Leathersoft cover
*365 days of Bible-based devotions
*Space on each page to write your personal reflections
*A ribbon marker to hold your place
Draw near to Him with Jesus Always, and you will discover how to:
*Intimately and gently connect with Jesus–the One who meets you where you are
*Identify joy-filled reminders from the Word of God
*Process challenging situations, anxiety, and loss with a hopeful outlook
*Strengthen your faith and create a deeper bond with Jesus
Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living–a life of joy.
Whether you gift Jesus Always Note-Taking Edition or pick it up yourself, Sarah Young’s words and her constant return to the Word of God will enrich your devotional life like never before.
This special edition is sure to be a favorite. The cover has deluxe touches, giving a classic feel, and inside you’ll find written-out Scripture verses and journaling space.
Dont Look Back
$28.99Add to cart
Moving on is not a one-time decision. It’s a way of living
There are times in life when we look back and feel desperate to make time stand still, particularly when we get blindsided by unexpected changes. But we can’t stop the flow of life, and we can’t stop time. What’s more, looking back doesn’t enable us to go back. More often than not, it just makes us stuck. In a place. In a space. In a memory. In a mindset. In a habit.In John 17:32, Jesus drops three little words: Remember Lot’s wife. We don’t know her name, history, or story. All we know is that when she was fleeing Sodom and Gomorrah, she was told not to look back, and she did the one thing she was asked not to do. She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. And out of the 170 women referred to in the Scriptures, she’s the only one Jesus told us to remember.
With a rallying cry to Remember Lot’s wife, Bible teacher, international speaker, activist, and bestselling author Christine Caine motivates us to stop looking back, to get unstuck and to keep moving forward into God’s promises and purpose for our lives.
We may not know all God’s plans for us. We may not know where we are going, how long it will take us, or what we will encounter along the way, but with the strategies Christiane Caine gives, we can move on from where we are to where God wants us to be. In this new book, Christine will motivate you to:
*stop looking back and start looking to Jesus;
*invite Jesus in to help you get unstuck from the many places we often find ourselves;
*move on from where you are into all God’s plans, purposes, and promises for your life; and
*look forward to the future and keep moving toward it in faith–especially when your world is nothing like it once was.
Jesus is beckoning us onward into the newness of what lies ahead. Stop disqualifying yourself by getting stuck in the past. It’s time to remember Lot’s wife and not look back but move forward boldly.
100 Days Of Cultivating Kindness$18.99Add to cart
A 100-day guide to becoming contagiously kind in order to change the world. Do you know what happens when you fight fire with fire? You get more fire. Violence breeds violence, and contempt breeds contempt… so what does kindness breed? In 100 Days of Cultivating Kindness, Dr. Tony Evans lays out a case for turning the world upside down by cultivating and expressing contagious kindness. He invites readers to develop a passion for this simple fruit of the Spirit and observe its life-changing power. Readers will learn that while paradigms and perspectives only become more entrenched through opposition, they can break the mold with an open hand and a courageous heart… and take an active part in shaping the future of their communities, their country, and the world.