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  • Not Quite Fine

    $29.99

    A practical guide for people who care

    There is no time in history and no place in the world where so many people have understood themselves to be suffering from mental health problems. There is also virtually no time and no place in the world where people who are suffering have been so readily ostracized.

    In Not Quite Fine, author Carlene Hill Byron tackles the mounting dilemmas that pastors and churches face around mental health. Medicines and therapies have their roles in supporting those who live with mental health problems or mental illness. But God’s own body as the church is intended to be our greatest support in this world. How can the church step up for such a time as this? How can the body of Christ become a healing community for its members in pain–a place where the weary find strength for the journey, a place where those who mourn are raised up as rebuilders of the cities left in ruins?

    Drawing on her own history of mental health problems and her experience as a teacher and lay counselor, Byron offers words of hope for those who struggle as well as practical insights to equip congregations to better support those who are suffering in their midst.

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  • Gospel For Disordered Lives

    $44.99

    The Gospel for Disordered Lives, reminds readers that the gospel-the heartbeat of the Bible-brings life changing hope and power to real people with real problems. The authors believe God in his Word speaks more deeply and more powerfully than the mental health world. This volume provides an introductory guide to the theory and practice of Christ-centered biblical counseling. This book is intended to serve as a foundational textbook for bachelors and masters-level students in Christian colleges, universities, seminaries, and graduate schools. While not aimed at those pursuing state licensure, the book provides a Bible-based perspective that these students can adapt in their broader ministry context.

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  • Romans 8 Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $27.50

    Romans 8 Bible Study Book includes printed content for eight sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, How to Use This Study, a leader guide, and tips for leading a group. Also, each Book contains unique codes that enable you to access free teaching videos for each session.

    Have you ever thought your life is beyond repair or wondered if God could use your brokenness for good? We all tend to look and search for purpose in our pain and suffering. Depression, anxiety, hurting relationships, and unmet expectations can cause us to question God. In this study, Noe Garcia takes participants on a journey through Romans 8, which many scholars believe is the greatest chapter in the Bible. Noe shares his life story and experiences of abuse, depression, and overwhelming hopelessness. He reveals how God redeemed, repaired, and restored him. Through Romans 8, he’ll help you understand Christ’s transformative power to repurpose hurt and brokenness for your good and His glory.

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  • Our Hope Has Come Bible Study Book

    $18.25

    In this 5-session Advent study, take a closer look at the Christmas story and the hope revealed in the lives of people in the Bible whose obedience and yeses to God’s plans, even in difficult times, gave them great joy and led to God’s glory in their lives and generations to come. As we explore the hope that Jesus brings, we’ll learn to trust
    God’s care for us as His beloved children in both times of abundance
    and times of lament.

    No matter what you’re facing, at just the right time, in the fullness of time, God will act on your behalf too. In fact, He already has. In the advent season, we celebrate God’s kindness to us, even as we wait on the future hope to come.

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  • Family Advent Devotional Bible Study Book

    $18.25

    Gain a better understanding of the church season that leads up to Christmas.

    Features:
    – Personal study opportunities for ongoing spiritual growth
    – Family discipleship activities

    Benefits:
    – Enrich yourself spiritually by immersing in the Advent season.
    – Grow in spiritual maturity with optional family discipleship activities.
    – Become more spiritually oriented through greater familiarity with Advent.

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  • Why Cant Church Be More Like An AA Meeting

    $19.99

    Do Christians need recovery? Or is recovery something needed by the church itself?

    Addiction-whether to a substance or to a behavior-is a problem within faith communities, just like it is everywhere else. But because churches are rarely experienced as safe places for dealing with addiction, co-addiction, or the legacy of family dysfunction, Christians tend to seek recovery from these conditions in Twelve-Step fellowships. Once they become accustomed to the ethos of vulnerability, acceptance, and healing that these fellowships provide, however, they are often left feeling that the church has failed them, with many asking: why can’t church be more like an AA meeting?

    Inspired by his own quest to find in church the sort of mutual support and healing he discovered in Twelve-Step fellowships, Stephen Haynes explores the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and its relationship to American Christianity. He shows that, while AA eventually separated from the Christian parachurch movement out of which it emerged, it retained aspects of Christian experience that the church itself has largely lost: comfort with brokenness and vulnerability, an emphasis on honesty and transparency, and suspicion toward claims to piety and respectability. Haynes encourages Christians to reclaim these distinctive elements of the Twelve-Step movement in the process of recovering church. He argues that this process must begin with he calls Step 0, which, as he knows from personal experience, can be the hardest step: the admission that, despite appearances, we are not fine.

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  • Rejoice Starter Pack

    $44.95

    This DVD offers videos, featuring Fr. Mark Toups with Sister Miriam James Heidland and Fr. Josh Johnson, that are designed to accompany the Rejoice! Finding Your Place in the Advent Story, Journal. The journal contains daily reflections for Advent following a weekly theme, and corresponding daily prompts for prayer and journaling.

    Videos:

    Parish Mission Video – 25:18
    Advent – Week 1 – 12:28
    Advent – Week 2 – 12:58
    Advent – Week 3 – 7:31
    Advent – Week 4 – 12:23

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  • Forming Resilient Children

    $24.00

    Many children today are growing up in the midst of adversity, whether family difficulties or larger societal crises.

    All children need to be able to deal with stress, cope with challenges, and persevere through disappointments. While we cannot protect children from all hardships, we can promote healthy development that fosters resilience. In this interdisciplinary work, Holly Catterton Allen builds a bridge between resilience studies and children’s spiritual formation. Because children are spiritual beings, those who work with them can cultivate spiritual practices that are essential to their thriving in challenging times. This book equips educators, counselors, children’s ministers, and parents with ways of developing children’s spirituality to foster the resilience needed to face the ordinary hardships of childhood and to persevere when facing trauma. It offers particular insight into the spiritual experiences of children who have been hurt by life through chronic illness, disability, abuse, or disasters, with resources for healing and hope.

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  • Case For Heaven And Hell Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    The Case for Heaven (and Hell) is the next logical installment in the Case series of studies that includes The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, The Case for Christmas, and The Case for Easter. As the American population continues to age, with Baby Boomers (all 76.4 million of them) entering their later years, questions about an afterlife become ever-more relevant. Everyone wants to know what awaits on the other side of death. Is there any convincing evidence that we will live on in eternity? If so, what will our experience be like?

    In this five-session small-group study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), Lee begins with an exploration of the fundamental question as to why so many people today fear death and the end of their lives on this earth. He then considers the view of atheists, which is that we cease to exist when we die and therefore should maximize our time in this world. This is followed by teaching from Lee based on his interviews with leading Christian philosophers, scientists, and theologians to make a strong case for the biblical view of the afterlife. Participants will learn what heaven will be like, get answers to their most pressing questions about it, and also learn about the logic behind hell.

    Along the way, group members will encounter explorations of such topics as angels, Satan, demons, reincarnation, the exclusivity claims of Christ, and other issues related to the topic of immortality. In addition, they will receive a unique perspective from Lee based on his own experience of nearly dying several years ago. In the end, they will be drawn to the Christian worldview as they look forward to spending eternity with Christ.

    Designed for use with The Case for Heaven (and Hell) Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Children And Youth In The Catechumenate

    $16.95

    What does conversion look like for children and youth? How do we teach them that conversion is a way of life that requires daily commitment? These questions are even more pressing today than they were in 1988 when the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (with adaptations for children) was issued.

    In Children and Youth in the Catechumenate, Anne Koester shows catechumenate ministers how to immerse young seekers into an apprenticeship in Christian life. By using the liturgy of the church and the liturgy of life, she demonstrates the four integral dimensions of Christian discipleship that form young believers for mission.

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  • Hes Where The Joy Is Teen Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $21.00

    The Trinity.

    Does just hearing that phrase make your eyes glaze over and your mind begin to reel? Are you paralyzed, afraid someone will ask you to explain who or what the Trinity is?

    It’s easy to believe that the Trinity is such a lofty and mysterious idea it’s not even worth your time to try and grasp it. But God wants you to know Him and He reveals what might sometimes seem like intimidating doctrines of faith through His Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.

    As you grow in your understanding of the Trinity, you’ll deepen your intimacy with God. In He’s Where the Joy Is, you’ll see that drawing closer to God ushers you into more peace and abundant life than you imagined possible-in His presence you’ll find fullness of joy.

    In this seven-session study, Tara-Leigh Cobble carefully and biblically pulls back the curtain to help you get a clearer view of the Trinity. You’ll look at the Trinity as a whole and examine each of the Persons of God individually-Father, Son, and Spirit. You’ll see how knowing God in His three-in-oneness transforms how you relate to Him. A richer understanding of who God is will begin to inform everything about the way you make peace with your past, live in the present, look to the future, and interact with others.

    What you learn about God will shape you for the rest of your life. He’s waiting to delight you with who He is.

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  • Hes Where The Joy Is Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.25

    In this 7-session study, Tara-Leigh Cobble carefully and biblically pulls back the curtain to help you get a clearer view of the Trinity. You’ll look at the Trinity as a whole and examine each of the Persons of God individually-Father, Son, and Spirit. You’ll see how knowing God in His three-in-oneness transforms how you relate to Him. A richer understanding of who God is will begin to inform everything about the way you make peace with your past, live in the present, look to the future, and interact with others.

    What you learn about God will shape you for the rest of your life. He’s waiting to delight you with who He is.

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  • New Church New Altar

    $24.95

    The dedication of a new church or altar is a rare event that too few Catholic faithful and clergy are privileged to experience. When it happens, people have questions about the history, spirituality, and practical aspects of this amazing liturgy. This book by pastor and liturgical scholar, Fr. Paul Turner, will especially aid parish leadership in preparing the celebration with greater understanding.

    In addition to the dedication of a new parish church, this book covers all of the other instances from this part of the Roman Pontifical: Laying the foundation stone, dedicating a church already in use, dedicating a new altar inside an older church, blessing a church to be used as a chapel or oratory, blessing an altar for a similar purpose, and the blessing of a chalice and paten. Essential for any serious student of the liturgy, helpful to those planning any of these ceremonies, New Church, New Altar will expand the reader’s appreciation of these unusual liturgies so beautifully reformed after the Second Vatican.

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  • Hombres Y Mujeres En La Iglesi

    $10.99

    Una introduccion biblica sobre hombres y mujeres en la iglesia Hombres y mujeres, especialmente en el matrimonio, pero tambien en el resto de la vida, se complementan entre si. Y esta verdad biblica tiene un significado cosmico duradero. De principio a fin, la historia biblica, y el diseno de la creacion en si, depende de la distincion entre hombre y mujer. Hombres y mujeres en la iglesia examina la complementariedad divinamente disenada de hombres y mujeres que se aplica a la vida en general y especialmente al ministerio en la iglesia.

    A Biblical primer on men and women in the church Men and women,in marriage especially, but in the rest of life as well, complement one another. And this biblical truth has enduring, cosmic significance. From start to finish, the biblical storyline?and the design of creation itself?depends upon the distinction between male and female. Men and Women in the Church is about the divinely designed complementarity of men and women as it applies to life in general and especially ministry in the church.

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  • Santificacion

    $6.99

    Un tratado poderoso para nuestro tiempo: un libro deliberadamente breve. John MacArthur llama a los pastores a recordar por que dedican innumerables horas a preparar sermones, visitar hospitales, asesorar, dirigir bodas y mas, incluso cuando la linea de meta parece tan lejana que se sienten tentados a rendirse. MacArthur anima a los pastores a colocar la santificacion del pueblo de Dios en el centro de su ministerio con el poder que Dios les da.
    A powerful tract for our times; a purposefully short book. John MacArthur calls pastors to remember what all the countless hours preparing sermons, visiting hospitals, counseling, conducting weddings, and more are all about, even when the finish line seems so far in the distance that they’re tempted to give up. He encourages pastors with the power God gives them to place the sanctification of God’s people at the center of their ministry.

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  • Nurturing Faith : A Practical Theology For Educating Christians

    $44.99

    Faith left on rocky soil withers. But faith nurtured in the good soil of Christian teaching, formation, and mentorship grows to maturity and yields thriving community. Educational ministries are so often where this happens-where the desires of the human heart are shaped toward a love for God, a love for one’s neighbor, and a love for the world.

    In this comprehensive guide to educational ministries in the twenty-first century, Fred Edie and Mark Lamport explore how church leaders and others involved in Christian education can nurture a robust, cruciform faith within their communities. When discussing strategies and goals, Edie and Lamport consider a range of contexts and a variety of related fields that might give insight into educational ministry: theology, pedagogy, philosophy, social science, and more. Those working with any age group-children, adolescents, and adults-will find a relevant discussion of key underlying theological themes, a guide to concrete practices, and indispensable help in navigating shifting cultural dynamics. Exceedingly practical and consistent with the teachings of the gospel, the wisdom in this book will speak to all who long to foster discipleship in their church, school, or missional community.

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  • Hard Good Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    The Hard Good shows why the divine road that leads to God’s perfect plan for our lives is often paved with difficulties.

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    At our very core is the desire to be God’s woman or man–faithful, having fulfilled the potential God created in us. To reach that point, sometimes we have to endure hard things, things God has designed for good, to supernaturally shape us into the people he wants us to be. When we choose to accept the hard good, we discover our life’s purpose, and he promises to give us the joy and passion as our deepest longing is fulfilled.

    The hard good is a powerful path to growth, as you learn to:

    *accept things you wish were different
    *apologize and forgive first
    *come clean (repentance)
    *give up the now for the best
    *stay in the journey
    *cheer for someone who has what you want
    *open your heart, even when it’s been hurt
    *tell yourself no

    The Hard Good is a six-session video Bible study based in 1 Samuel. It will help you discover a practical roadmap to help you find God’s true purpose for your life–a study in becoming the person God uniquely created you to be. With counsel from Scripture, which speaks into relevant and universal issues that touch each one of us, The Hard Good inspires and motivates you to discover the growth you have long desired as you search for your purpose in God’s perfect plan.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • You Were Made For This Moment Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Gu

    $19.99

    Racial divides. Political strife. Uncertain futures. This is the story of our day. But it is also the story of the exiles in Persia. The Jewish people had been taken from their homeland. They were being pressured to conform to foreign customs. They were facing discrimination. Now, an edict was being issued that would stamp out the Jewish race forever. Everything seemed to be falling apart for God’s people. But then two figures emerge on the scene . . . and everything changes.

    As Max Lucado relates in this five-session study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Esther and Mordecai are these unlikely heroes of the tale. Both had spent their lives trying to fit in and conform. But both experience a turning point-a crucial moment where they choose to step up and stand out for the God they served. As a result of their courageous actions, winter turned to springtime for God’s people. They emerged from the crisis stronger, more unified, and more committed to serving the God of their forefathers, even in their exile.

    The promise for God’s people in the book of Esther is the same promise that we have today. Our God triumphs in troubled times. When it seems as if everything is falling into pieces, he is working in our midst, causing everything to fall into place. The very one who seeks to destroy us will be destroyed. Even when it appears that evil has won, and that there is no hope for our future, we can know God’s throne is still occupied. We will triumph in the end.

    The question for you today is not whether God will show up on the scene. Rather, it is whether you will choose to be a part of it when he does. Will you, like Mordacai and Esther, realize you are a position for such a time as this (Esther 4:14)? God is calling you to rise up in these chaotic times. You were made for this moment.

    Sessions include:
    1. The Problem of Conformity (Esther 1:1-2:18)
    2. A Moment of Decision (Esther 2:19-4:14)
    3. Heaven Set in Motion (Esther 4:15-6:14)
    4. The God of Great Turnarounds (Esther 7:1-8:17)
    5. Remembering God’s Faithfulness (Esther 9:1-10:3)

    Designed for use with You Were Made for This Moment Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Breaking Open The Word Year C

    $12.99

    Breaking Open the Word assists leaders of adult and teen Christian initiation, as well as Bible study groups, to break open and explore the word of God proclaimed in the Sunday liturgy. The pastoral commentary and reflection questions by Biblical scholar Mary Katharine Deeley facilitate meditation and discussion, bringing Scripture alive and making it relevant to today.

    Breaking Open the Word can be used on its own or in combination with Liguori Publications’ Journey of Faith RCIA program. Each liturgy is cross-referenced to a Journey of Faith lesson, enabling a Lectionary-based approach to catechesis for Christian initiation.

    Separate volumes of Breaking Open the Word are available for each year of the three-year liturgical cycle, and each includes additional materials for use during Lent and the Easter Triduum.

    Each volume of Breaking Open the Word features:
    The lectionary readings for all Sundays of the liturgical year, Advent through the Feast of Christ the King

    In addition to the Year C readings, the Year A readings for the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent are included for use when the Scrutinies are celebrated with the Elect

    The lectionary readings for the Easter Triduum

    The lectionary readings for those occasional Sunday feasts that supersede Ordinary Time celebrations

    Scripture commentary for each Sunday’s Lectionary readings

    Discussion questions for every set of readingsA cross-reference linking each Sunday’s Lectionary readings to the Journey of Faith catechetical lessons

    A collection of brief gathering prayers and dismissal prayers for each phase of the initiation process

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  • Navigating Ministry Challenges

    $24.99

    Adapting to changes in your work career can be difficult, whether you are going through changes at your current job or have to relocate for a new position. Pastors face these same challenges throughout their careers as God calls them to spread the word in different places.

    Transitioning to a new place can come with many difficulties as you adjust to the new procedures and people in your workplace. You may face a variety of challenges at your new or current church such as financial debt, a dwindling membership, or an unsteady governing model.

    This book was written by your fellow pastors and will offer advice on topics ranging from how to balance your work and personal life or how to interact with new leaders in your congregation. Look to your peers as they give you useful and practical advice on strengthening your service to the Lord.

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  • Kingdom Heroes Workbook (Workbook)

    $9.99

    Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.-Hebrews 11:1

    You must act out your faith before you can harvest the fruits of trusting God. But what does that look like in everyday life? As you look to people in the Bible who walked with assurance in God’s power, you’ll discover you can be confident that He will always provide for those who follow Him.

    Dr. Tony Evans’ Kingdom Heroes Interactive Workbook-which can be used on your own or with a group in companion with the Kingdom Heroes DVD-will help you refine your reliance on God’s strength. Learn from the examples of biblical role models like Noah, Abraham, and Rahab so you can experience what it means to live by faith in your daily life.

    Complete your experience with:
    Kingdom Heroes
    Kingdom Heroes DVD

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  • So Long Normal Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 5 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    So Long, Normal is a study in Scripture that will help anyone who finds themselves paralyzed by fear in the inevitable changes of life. Though we are tempted to lean on normalcy, predictability and control for security, God calls us to something far better. Laura Story looks at the obstacles of attachment to comfort and sameness we all grip with two hands when our circumstances change. She leads the way to the starting line where we begin to view our changes of plans as opportunities for adventure, rather than pitfalls of anxiety, and together we learn to further trust our unknown future to a faithful God. In life, change is inevitable but there is a way to still thrive. When we say goodbye to normal, our joy and peace are no longer tethered to our circumstances; we can truly experience the abundant life Christ offers his children.

    This five-session study helps us recognize that our attachments to so many varied things in our daily lives can be the exact things keeping us from experiencing the kind of life God intends, and actually defines in Scripture. So many characters in Scripture wanted to hold onto something or have assurances, but ultimately, the abundant life comes down to wanting the life God intends and being willing to go after it or step into it with excitement. The adventure begins with the first step of trust.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Hard Good Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.99

    The Hard Good shows why the divine road that leads to God’s perfect plan for our lives is often paved with difficulties.

    At our very core is the desire to be God’s woman or man-faithful, having fulfilled the potential God created in us. To reach that point, sometimes we have to endure hard things, things God has designed for good, to supernaturally shape us into the people he wants us to be. When we choose to accept the hard good, we discover our life’s purpose, and he promises to give us the joy and passion as our deepest longing is fulfilled.

    The hard good is a powerful path to growth, as you learn to
    *accept things you wish were different
    *apologize and forgive first
    *come clean (repentance)
    *give up the now for the best
    *stay in the journey
    *cheer for someone who has what you want
    *open your heart, even when it’s been hurt
    *tell yourself no

    The Hard Good Study Guide is a six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately) based in 1 Samuel. It will help you discover a practical roadmap to help you find God’s true purpose for your life-a study in becoming the person God uniquely created you to be. With counsel from Scripture, which speaks into relevant and universal issues that touch each one of us, The Hard Good inspires and motivates you to discover the growth you have long desired as you search for your purpose in God’s perfect plan.

    Designed for use with The Hard Good Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Help Is Here Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    The Holy Spirit is a mystery to many of us today. We understand the nature and character of God the Father. We have no problem comprehending Jesus as the Son. But the Holy Spirit? We tend to hem, haw, and search for words when trying to describe him and the work he does in our lives. Perhaps some of the challenge is found in the terms. We understand God as a Father. Jesus as a Son. But God as Spirit? The word itself is mystical.

    In this five-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author Max Lucado pulls back the curtain on the third member of Trinity. He shows how Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to his disciples because they needed to be equipped for the work he had in store for them. As he said to them, You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8 NKJV). Jesus knew they needed the Holy Spirit’s power-to make good choices, keep promises, silence voices of fear, and get on with life. Jesus promised to provide this power to his followers. He still promises to provide this power today.

    The Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit-far from being an impersonal force-is always close, always active, and always at work within our lives. He is our helper, teacher, empowerer, intercessor, peace-bringer, guider, anointer, convicter, and diviner giver of gifts. God has not left us vulnerable and defenseless. Rather, his vision for us includes a Companion with resilient strength. So no more walking this path alone! No more carrying weight we were not intended to bear! It’s time to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit and experience the life he offers. It’s time to tap into his power… and realize that help is here.
    Designed for use with Help Is Here Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Philippians Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *40 Day reading plan through Philippians
    *Leader’s Guide

    In 40 Days Through the Book: Philippians, bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson guides small-group members through Paul’s letter to the believers in the city of Philippi, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers . . . and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Mark’s teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to read the book of Philippians on their own during the forty days they spend together in the study.

    The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with (1) a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was written, (2) insights into key passages of Scripture, and (3) clear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives. Each study will be recorded in the author’s place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Counselors Guide To Christian Mindfulness

    $24.99

    Mindfulness is now a therapeutic touchstone for a range of emotional issues, from mild distress to the treatment of trauma, emphasizing quiet, analog practices that balance out the busyness of our daily techno-heavy lives. Christian mindfulness is about making time, on purpose, to turn our whole attention to God so that we can hear His still small voice above the chatter. It is a sense of awareness which encompasses the thought life of the person leading them to become more aware of their thoughts with a conscious, non-judgmental posture.

    In A Counselor’s Guide to Christian Mindfulness John Trent and Regina Trammel offer counselors training in mindfulness-based therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. These therapies have been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of many mental health issues, blending elements in the fields of neuroscience, social science, and religious training. They offer a Christian perspective that will be extremely helpful in helping Christian counselors and therapists to confidently use mindfulness interventions with those they treat and help.

    Christian mindfulness means that we turn our minds to God and he transforms our thoughts and emotions as we unite our will, our mind, and ultimately, our control over to him as the perfecter and healer of our faith.

    The practice of Christian mindfulness can be tremendously helpful in developing biblical skills to help clients manage their intrusive and stressful thoughts, emotions, relationships, and challenges. This book fills a gap for Christian counselors and therapists who are eager for a resource that teaches mindfulness skills from a purposefully Christian and biblical perspective.

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  • Person Of Interest Investigators Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $14.99

    Imagine investigating a murder in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim’s body. How would you identify a person of interest in such a case?

    Designed to be used alongside Person of Interest and the Person of Interest Video Study, this study guide will teach you the same investigative strategies used by detective J. Warner Wallace to examine the claims of history.

    Dateline featured cold-case detective and bestselling author, J. Warner Wallace, has investigated a number of these no body missing person cases and has successfully identified and convicted the killers, even without the victim’s body or evidence from the crime scene.

    Can the historicity of Jesus be investigated in the same way? Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered even without a body or a crime scene? In Person of Interest, Wallace describes his own personal investigative journey from atheism to Christianity, as he employs a unique investigative strategy to confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus–without relying on the New Testament manuscripts.

    Imagine a scenario in which every New Testament document has been destroyed, Wallace carefully sifts through the evidence from history alone to reconstruct the identity of Jesus as the world’s most important person of interest.

    Person of Interest will:
    *Invite readers into the life of a cold-case detective as he uncovers the truth about Jesus, using the same approach he also employs to solve a real murder case

    *Teach readers how to become good detectives, using an innovative and unique ‘fuse’ and ‘fallout’ investigative strategy they can also use to examine other claims of history

    *Help readers to explore common objections to Christianity

    Concrete, compelling, and unique in its approach, Person of Interest will strengthen the faith of believers, while engaging those who are skeptical and distrusting of the New Testament.

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  • Problem Of God Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $14.99

    The Problem of God is written by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Mark grew up in an atheistic home, and after his father’s death, began a skeptical search for truth through exploring science, philosophy, and history, asking the big questions of life, and eventually finding answers in Christianity. In a disarming, winsome, and persuasive way, The Problem of God responds to the top ten questions people raise against God, and Christianity, including, among others:

    *The Problem of Science
    The Problem of God’s Existence
    *The Problem of the Bible
    *The Problem of Evil and Suffering
    *The Problem of Hell
    *The Problem of Sex
    *The Problem of Hypocrisy

    Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science on the one hand, while also using stories, illustrations, and anecdotes. It’s apologetics for the rest of us, focused on both convincing the skeptic, and informing the Christian.

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  • Biblical Walk Through The Mass Study Set

    $24.95

    Join this five-part program for an exciting tour of the Liturgy and its biblical roots. You will come to understand the profound significance of what we say and do at every Mass–and you will see the words and gestures in a new light, helping to deepen your participation in the Sacred Liturgy.

    This 10th anniversary edition features new video content, filmed in Philadelphia’s stunning Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, which integrates footage of an actual Mass so participants can see what they are learning about.

    This Study Set contains everything a participant or individual needs to begin A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study, including:

    *A printed copy of the Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and Student Workbook)
    *The online Workbook
    *Access to the online videos on Thinkific

    A Biblical Walk Through the Mass chapter book
    Blessings as you enter more deeply into the biblical roots of the Mass!

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  • Biblical Walk Through The Mass Starter Pack

    $79.00

    Join this five-part program for an exciting tour of the Liturgy and its biblical roots. You will come to understand the profound significance of what we say and do at every Mass-and you will come to see its words and gestures in a new light, helping to deepen your participation in the Sacred Liturgy.

    This 10th anniversary edition features new video content, filmed in Philadelphia’s stunning Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, that integrates footage of an actual Mass so participants can see what they are learning about.

    This Starter Pack contains everything a leader needs to begin A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study, including:

    *DVD Set (containing five, thirty-minute sessions)
    *A printed copy of the Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and Student Workbook)
    *Access to the online Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and *Student Workbook)
    *Online videos on Thinkific
    *A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Chapter Book

    Each study participant needs a copy of the Study Set, so that he or she can view the videos and do readings before each session.

    Blessings as you enter more deeply into the biblical roots of the Mass!

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  • Worship Architect : A Blueprint For Designing Culturally Relevant And Bibli

    $29.99

    Worship professor and practitioner Constance Cherry shows how to create services that are faithful to Scripture, historically conscious, relevant to God, Christ-centered, and engaging for worshipers of all ages in the twenty-first century. More than 150 colleges and seminaries have used or currently use the first edition as a required text. In this new edition, each chapter has been substantially updated and revised, including illustrations, key terms, examples, technological references, and suggested resources for further reading. A new chapter on global worship and a new appendix on live-streamed worship are included.

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  • Following : Embodied Discipleship In A Digital Age

    $21.99

    This book offers theological perspectives on the challenges of discipleship in a digital age, showing how new technologies and the rise of social media affect the way we interact with each other, ourselves, and the world. Written by a Gen X digital immigrant and a millennial digital native, the book explores a faithful response to today’s technology as we celebrate our embodied roles as followers of Christ in a disembodied time.

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  • End Of Religion Study Guide (Expanded)

    $10.99

    Sick of religion? So was Jesus.

    Around the world a movement is growing. People are waking up to the spiritual beauty of the teachings of Jesus while rejecting the many ugly aspects of the religion that bears his name. If you are among those who are disappointed with religion yet are still strangely pulled toward spirituality, author Bruxy Cavey will help you make sense of it all.

    Join Cavey in an exploration of how twenty-first-century people can live into the subversive spirituality of a first-century radical and discover what the Bible claims is the world God originally intended and still desires: a world without religion.

    The End of Religion Study Guide will help you and your group unpack Cavey’s teachings in The End of Religion to help you understand, discuss, and live into the subversive spirituality of Jesus.

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  • Forgotten Luther 3

    $19.00

    This study book, the third in the Forgotten Luther series, invites congregations, with the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, to consider the new shape of global mission in today’s world.

    Against the growing disparity in wealth and the rising tide of economic refugees throughout the world, this book reflects on Luther’s largely forgotten social and economic reforms (to overcome poverty, lack of health care, illiteracy, and old-age insecurity) that flowed from the central doctrine of justification by grace through faith. The book is also a call for informed engagement with partner churches in a critical area of ministry that is frequently neglected.
    This study book draws global implications from Luther’s reforms and from the theology that shaped them. It is informed by ways in which churches in the Global South have moved beyond world-denying forms of pietism to address the systemic causes of hunger, poverty, and injustice. It is addressed to the whole church at a critical time in history as vast threats to the natural world converge with acute economic hardship for hundreds of millions of people.

    Accompanied by videos of lectures and interviews, this study is designed to provide guidance for congregations who want to be actively engaged in the global mission of the church, including ways in which they can both accompany others and be accompanied by others on a common journey.

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  • Dutiful Love : Empowering Individuals And Families Affected By Mental Illne

    $24.00

    Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty pursues places where care for people with serious mental illness and their families is unraveled in the United States. She picks up threads of empowerment from the Christian tradition to address the distinctive circumstances of individuals and families affected by mental illness, and draws upon her own experiences as the sibling of someone with serious mental illness (SMI). As a scholar of theology and Christian ethics, the author challenges the traditional theological explanations of disability and madness and the public policies that try to fit people with SMI into boxes and checklists made for those with minds and bodies society values as ideal.

    Dutiful Love explores the distinctive relationship between self-sacrificial love and caregiving when that duty to care extends over the course of an entire lifetime because of social limitations placed upon people with mental illness. Hinson-Hasty investigates how the Christian theological tradition shapes our Western understanding of normal and abnormal minds and bodies. This approach to mental and physical impairment associates healing with curing but neglects the empowerment thread that is part of the gospel narrative. The author encourages caregivers (whether professionals, friends, or families) to think about the concept of self-giving as an alternative to self-sacrifice. In the context of families impacted by mental illness or degenerative disease, healing is more synonymous with presence. Intentional presence involves self-giving, listening, contemplation, prophetic truth-telling, and walking with another so that isolation, stigma, and shame no longer define the social realities of people with mental illness, their siblings, or their larger families.

    The book includes discussion questions, making it an ideal resource for individual reflection, church study groups, and college, seminary, and university classrooms.

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  • Preaching The Headlines

    $19.99

    The headlines are where daily life meets the public square–be it through social-media feeds, news outlets, or daily chatter. Preachers often feel stuck when met with quickly shifting and dense media topics. If and when preachers determine it is appropriate to address issues that arise in the news cycle, they are often at a loss for how to speak about these issues from the pulpit. When preachers understand that a responsibility to sustain life is embedded in the purposes of preaching, they discover greater fluidity between the everyday world, the biblical text, and preaching itself. Preaching the Headlines engages the intersections of social and religious discourse for the purpose of helping communities attend to everyday issues as matters of faith and faith as a practical, everyday aspect of life.

    This book reframes preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the text, exploring where the divides between the two may be less rigid than we acknowledge. In preaching, the preacher uses what they know about life as a bridge to the text, while life in the text provides the bridge back to faith in the contemporary world.

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  • Spiritual Warfare Is Real Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 5 streaming video sessions
    *Discussion and reflection questions with video notes
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

    Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power (Ephesians 6:10). Paul penned these words to a group of believers who endured severe persecution for their faith. Each day, they were confronted with new attacks from their spiritual enemy against their faith in Christ, their love for one another, their calling as God’s ambassadors in the world, and in their heavenly Father. So, Paul encouraged them–each day–to stand strong and put on the full armor of God so they could take their stand against the devil’s schemes (verse 11).

    Jesus described the nature of this enemy when He said, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. But He also promised, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10). Today, the enemy has been seeking to steal much from God’s followers. For this reason, we need to suit up and make sure we are equipping each piece of God’s armor–truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God, prayer–so that we can see through Satan’s schemes, stand strong in God’s power, and repeal the enemy attacks.

    In this five-session video Bible study, bestselling author Jim Cymbala will guide participants on how to recognize they are in a spiritual war, understand the enemy’s plots against them, and develop practical strategies for fighting back. He will reveal that as believers in Christ, we have been given everything we need to stand strong and take the fight to the enemy. As we do, we will recognize–in the words of the apostle Paul–that God gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT).

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • Gentle And Lowly Study Guide And DVD

    $39.99

    In his best-selling book, Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund takes readers into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners. Focusing on Jesus’s words that he is gentle and lowly in heart, Ortlund dives deep into Bible passages that speak of who he is, encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people.

    This Gentle and Lowly study guide and DVD set equips small groups and Sunday school classes to explore these biblical truths together. The Gentle and Lowly Video Study (DVD) features author Dane Ortlund introducing the study followed by eight 10-20 minute teaching sessions and a concluding message. Each of these 8 lessons corresponds to discussion questions in the Gentle and Lowly Study Guide that can be completed individually or discussed as a group.

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  • Gentle And Lowly Book And Study Guide

    $29.99

    In his best-selling book, Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund takes readers into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners. Focusing on Jesus’s words that he is gentle and lowly in heart, Ortlund dives deep into Bible passages that speak of who he is, encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people.

    This Gentle and Lowly book and study guide set is ideal for small groups and individuals looking to read the book and reflect further on these key biblical truths. The study guide features discussion questions organized into 8 lessons, with each lesson covering 2-3 chapters from the book. This set can also be used in conjunction with the Gentle and Lowly Video Study, sold separately.

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  • Gentle And Lowly Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $11.99

    A Study Guide Companion to the Best-Selling Book Gentle and Lowly

    In his best-selling book, Gentle and Lowly, Dane Ortlund takes readers into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners. Focusing on Jesus’s words that he is gentle and lowly in heart, Ortlund dives deep into Bible passages that speak of who he is, encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people.

    Designed as a supplement to the book, the Gentle and Lowly Study Guide helps readers reflect further on these key biblical truths. This helpful resource written by Dane Ortlund features discussion questions organized into 8 lessons, with each lesson covering 2-3 chapters from the book. Perfect for small groups and individuals alike, the Gentle and Lowly Study Guide can be used together with the book, the Gentle and Lowly Video Study, or both.

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  • Path To Being A Pastor

    $17.99

    A Practical Guide for Men Aspiring to Ministry

    What does it mean when a young man says he is called to be a pastor? Does that mean he is, or will be, qualified to be an elder? Is he gifted to work in pastoral ministry? According to pastor Bobby Jamieson, the idea of calling is the wrong place to start.

    In The Path to Being a Pastor, Jamieson exhorts readers to trade the question Am I called? for Am I qualified? Instead of making pastoral ministry their goal, he encourages aspiring pastors to focus on their qualifications for eldership and begin participating in ministry in their local churches. For those further along the process and beginning their pastoral work, Jamieson offers advice about godly ambition, encouragement for those going through the candidating process, and a call to cherish Christ above their ministry. Comprehensive in scope and written from personal experience, this guide lays the groundwork for aspiring leaders to walk through various stages of ministry preparation, trusting that the Lord will direct their steps on the path to becoming a pastor.

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  • How To Build A Healthy Church

    $21.99

    A Newly Updated and Rebranded Edition of The Deliberate Church

    In the process of building a church, there are many things to consider-who will the elders be? How many seats should the sanctuary have? What type of music will the musicians play? Even more important-how do leaders ensure that the church is centered on the gospel?

    In this practical guide, pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander have compiled a handbook for pastors and church leaders on how to build a healthy church grounded in the gospel. The authors offer a helpful framework for building this type of ministry: laying the groundwork (evangelism, new membership, church discipline), structuring the gathering (preaching, worship, ordinances), designating the elders (their importance, requirements, and installation), and encouraging devotion to prayer and God’s word. A companion resource to Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, this practical guide presents new and seasoned pastors alike with a vision of the church deliberately structured to display God’s glory.

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  • Make The Call Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $20.99

    Former University of Georgia and University of Miami head football coach Mark Richt tells stories of his life on and off the field. But this isn’t just a study about football; it’s a study about Jesus. The common thread throughout Mark’s life and career has been his faith-filled journey of following after Christ. This study will help groups connect their faith to their own lives, learning how to follow Jesus every step of the way.

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  • Anxious Teen Girls Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.50

    We live in a broken, sad, scary place. We don’t need to watch the natural disasters and political unrest in the news to know it; our own bodies tell us. Our bodies get sick. Our minds are fragile. The mortality rate for humans is astonishingly high. There is plenty to worry about. And the world is full of faulty solutions for our anxiety. But peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. There, we learn we can’t fix ourselves; we can’t protect ourselves.

    Instead, the Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary place to rescue us and love us. When we fear the Lord rather than the brokenness in our world, we are able to take hold of the perfect peace that is only available in Him.

    Peace is found in the already finished work of Christ, revealed to us over and over again in God’s Word, through prayer, and with our Christian community. When those of us who live with sinkhole awareness and constant cancer concern see the power of Jesus in the pages of the Bible, we can say with certainty, The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Ps. 118:6).

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  • Sermons That Sing

    $30.00

    Preaching and music are both regular elements of Christian worship across the theological spectrum.

    But they often don’t interact or inform each other in meaningful ways. In this Dynamics of Christian Worship volume, theologian, pastor, and musician Noel A. Snyder considers how the church’s preaching might be helpfully informed by musical theory. Just as a good musical composition employs technical elements like synchrony, repetition, and meter, the same should be said for good preaching that seeks to engage hearts and minds with the good news of Jesus Christ. By drawing upon music that lifts the soul, preachers might craft sermons that sing.

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  • Integration Of Psychology And Christianity

    $28.00

    Over the course of recent decades, scholars and practitioners have been working to integrate contemporary psychology-related fields and Christianity.

    This project continues to move forward, evidenced in associations, publications, degree programs, and conferences around the world. While much progress has been made, there are still foundational issues to be worked out and aspects of integration the community is just now venturing into. In this expert overview, psychologists William L. Hathaway and Mark A. Yarhouse take stock of the integration project to date, provide an introduction for those who wish to come on board, highlight work yet to be done, and offer a framework to strategically organize next steps. The authors’ attention encompasses five domains:

    *worldview integration
    *theoretical integration
    *applied integration
    *role integration
    *personal integration

    Their comprehensive approach yields insights relevant for non-clinical areas of psychological science as well as for counseling, social work, and other related mental health fields. Done properly, integration enriches our understanding of both Christianity and psychology. Through biblical and theological grounding and numerous examples, Hathaway and Yarhouse demonstrate how synthesis can continue to serve the field and make a difference in caring for individual lives.

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  • 7 Principios Clave Para Un Min

    $10.99

    Un manual claro y convincente para pastores y lideres de iglesias. Hoy en dia, muchas personas piensan que el medio mas eficaz de alcanzar este mundo posmoderno para Cristo es que la iglesia se vuelva mas atractiva y relevante para la cultura. Creen que la iglesia debe reinventarse, ajustar su mensaje evangelico, ser menos dogmatica, mas terapeutica, tolerante y entretenida. Ademas, afirman que la iglesia debe complacer a la cultura, asumir sus causas sociales, incluso adaptarse a ella, pero nunca oponerse a ella. Sin embargo, tal postura es totalmente ajena a las Escrituras y, por lo tanto, atenua el poder y la bendicion de Dios. Dave Harrell, con claridad y conviccion, guia a los lectores a traves de las prioridades de un paradigma biblico para el ministerio, un paradigma que trasciende los caprichos de la cultura moderna y que puede ser aplicado con confianza por ministros y lideres cristianos por igual.

    Many people today think the most effective means to reach this postmodern world for Christ is for the church to become more attractive and relevant to the culture. It must reinvent itself, adjust its gospel message, be less dogmatic, more therapeutic, tolerant, and entertaining. It must pander to the culture, take up its social causes, even conform to it but never oppose it. Yet such a position is totally foreign to Scripture and therefore mitigates the power and blessing of God. With clarity and conviction, Dave Harrell guides readers through the priorities of a biblically focused ministry paradigm a paradigm that transcends the vagaries of modern culture that may be applied with confidence by ministers and Christian leaders alike.

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  • Ponder Contemplative Bible Study Year C

    $24.95

    Ponder: Contemplative Bible Study is a three-volume series designed to accompany hearers and preachers of the Word as they pray with and ponder the Sunday readings throughout the liturgical year. The Sunday readings are provided, along with brief commentary, engaging reflections, and clear guidance on how to use this resource alone or with a group. This volume guides readers through the Year C lectionary.

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  • Grace Based Counseling

    $16.99

    You speak God’s truth when you counsel. But do you also communicate His grace?

    The Christian counselor or pastor plays an important role in helping people process the trauma they’ve experienced. Too often, a client leaves the counselor’s office with feelings of guilt and shame. They feel the heavy burden of what they did wrong. But somehow, they’ve missed the grace of God that makes things right again.

    A counseling model that stays true to a biblical worldview will overflow with grace . . . not cheap grace, but real grace that acknowledges sin while offering a hopeful path to redemption and healing. In Grace-Based Counseling, professional counselors Richard Fowler and Natalie Ford offer a model that blends the truths of Scripture, the science of psychology, and the everlasting hope of the gospel. In this book you will find:

    *New, grace-based counseling model
    *Detailed application of the model, with case studies
    *Practical toolbox with surveys, assessments, and counseling helps

    A Christian counseling model can’t just be about admonishment. That approach only leads to shame and human efforts that are doomed to fail. But when the gospel is brought to bear in the counseling relationship, real life change is possible. Then the counselor becomes an instrument of divine grace in the hands of a faithful God.

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  • Innovation Crisis : Creating Disruptive Influence In The Ministry You Lead

    $16.99

    If you aren’t innovating, stagnation isn’t far away.

    Ministry leaders carry the burden of keeping their organizations lean, focused, and relevant. The stakes are especially high for churches and other organizations that fulfill the Great Commission. When souls are on the line, there’s no room for bureaucratic bloat or sustaining a cumbersome infrastructure. It’s up to the leadership-that’s you-to realize where the organization is in maintenance mode and find ways to innovate even when the growth curve has slowed and the team has started to grow complacent.

    Using missions disruptor William Carey as an example, Ted Esler shows how you, too, can innovate in ways that change the ministry landscape. Esler will help you keep an eye on your eccliosystem-the ecclesial ecosystem in which you exist. You’ll learn about the four stages of organizational culture-disrupting, innovating, sustaining, and stagnating-and gain strategies for staying in that sweet spot where innovations keep coming and stagnation can’t take hold.

    The gospel of Jesus Christ never grows stale. Don’t let your ministry ever forget it!

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  • 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager

    $19.99

    Today’s teenagers are the most anxious, creative, and diverse generation in history–which can make it hard for us to relate. And while every teenager is a walking bundle of questions, three rise above the rest:
    – Who am I?
    – Where do I fit?
    – What difference can I make?

    Young people struggle to find satisfying and life-giving answers to these questions on their own. They need caring adults willing to lean in with empathy, practice listening, and gently point them in the direction of better answers: they are enough because of Jesus, they belong with God’s people, and they are invited into God’s greater story.

    In this book, which is based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute and combines in-depth interviews with data from 1,200 diverse teenagers, Kara Powell and Brad M. Griffin offer pastors, youth leaders, mentors, and parents practical and proven conversations and connections that help teenagers answer their three biggest questions and reach their full potential.

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  • So Long Normal Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $22.99

    So Long, Normal is a study in Scripture that will help anyone who finds themselves paralyzed by fear in the inevitable changes of life. Though we are tempted to lean on normalcy, predictability and control for security, God calls us to something far better. Laura Story looks at the obstacles of attachment to comfort and sameness we all grip with two hands when our circumstances change. She leads the way to the starting line where we begin to view our changes of plans as opportunities for adventure, rather than pitfalls of anxiety, and together we learn to further trust our unknown future to a faithful God. In life, change is inevitable but there is a way to still thrive. When we say goodbye to normal, our joy and peace are no longer tethered to our circumstances; we can truly experience the abundant life Christ offers his children.

    This five-session study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately) helps us recognize that our attachments to so many varied things in our daily lives can be the exact things keeping us from experiencing the kind of life God intends, and actually defines in Scripture. So many characters in Scripture wanted to hold onto something or have assurances, but ultimately, the abundant life comes down to wanting the life God intends and being willing to go after it or step into it with excitement. The adventure begins with the first step of trust.

    Designed for use with So Long, Normal Video Study (sold separately).

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  • God The Savior Study Guide With DVD (Student/Study Guide)

    $49.99

    Throughout the Bible, we find two parallel dramas unfolding. There is the lower story, which describes the events from our human perspective. But there is also an upper story, which reveals how the events unfold from God’s perspective.

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual streaming access to the study’s 8 video sessions
    *Group discussion questions
    *Personal reflection questions
    *Video outline and notes
    *Scripture readings

    The goal of God the Savior is to introduce you to these lower and upper stories as told in the New Testament. As you read these stories–featuring characters such as Mary and Joseph, the Twelve Disciples, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, and the central figure Jesus Christ–you will see how God has been weaving our lower story into the greater upper story that he has been writing.

    Sessions include:

    1. Jesus’ Birth and Ministry Matthew-John
    2. Jesus, the Son of God Matthew-John
    3. The Hour of Darkness Matthew-John
    4. The Resurrection Matthew-John
    5. New Beginnings Acts 1-12
    6. Paul’s Mission Acts 13-18
    7. Paul’s Final Days Acts 19-28
    8. The End of Time Revelation

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • 1 And 2 Thessalonians Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    Have you ever wondered if your faith has wandered off track in the midst of life’s challenges? The church in Thessalonica did, so Paul sent them letters to strengthen them. Join pastor Levi Lusko in this video Bible study that will encourage you to remain diligent as you look forward to Jesus’ return.

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *40 Day reading plan through 1 & 2 Thessalonians
    *Leader’s Guide

    In this 40 Days Through the Book video Bible study, Levi Lusko guides you through these letters from Paul to the believers in Thessalonica, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers and how they apply to you today. You will be encouraged as you listen to Levi’s teachings and challenged to study the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians during the forty days of this study.

    Join Levi on a journey through Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians that encourages you to keep calm, remain faithful, and work hard until Jesus returns.

    The video teaching and study guide material invite us to…

    *understand what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers, and how they apply to us today.
    *be encouraged in areas you need to grow in your faith
    *recognize that many times it takes tribulation to get to jubilation

    The 40 Days Through the Book series is designed to help you actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages you to read through selected books in the New Testament at least once during the course of the study. As. You do, you will gain (1) an understanding of the background and culture of the book or letter, (2) insights into key passages that you might have overlooked before, and (3) clear takeaways that you can apply today to your life.

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  • Ephesians Study Guide With DVD

    $49.99

    This Study Guide with DVD includes:

    *DVD and individual access to 6 streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Scripture memory cards and verse coloring pages
    *Leader’s Guide

    The book of Ephesians is about identity. It’s about learning who we are, living who are, and then leveraging who we are. When we do that, we stop walking in defeat, and instead, walk with our heads held high.

    Too often, our shoulders slump under the weight of family struggles, financial stress, and feelings of insecurity. We are pushed down by insignificance, insecurity, and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness, disappointment and discouragement.

    You are not meant to be under that burden any longer. You are a chosen child of God, saved by His grace, forgiven and free. It’s time to walk with your head held high.

    In this six-session video Bible study, Lori Wilhite draws on her experience as the pastor’s wife of a large congregation located in the town otherwise named ‘Sin City’ to share the truth of what Paul tells the Ephesians about unity and its direct reflection of our hearts, our focus, and our love for God.

    The Beautiful WordTM Bible Study Series helps you connect God’s Word to your daily life through vibrant video teaching, group discussion, and deep personal study that includes verse-by-verse reading, Scripture memory, coloring pages, and encouragement to receive your own beautiful Word from God. In each study, a central theme–a beautiful word–threads throughout the book, helping you connect and apply each book of the Bible to your daily life today, and forever.

    This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.

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  • 1 And 2 Thessalonians Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages participants to read through selected books in the New Testament at least once during the course of the study. As they do, they will gain an understanding of the background and culture of the book, insights into key passages they might have overlooked before, and clear takeaways they can apply today to their lives.

    In this study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Levi Lusko guides small-group members through Paul’s letters to the believers in the city of Thessalonica, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers, and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Levi’s teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to study the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians during the forty days of this course.

    Designed for use with 1 & 2 Thessalonians Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Philippians Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    The 40 Days Through the Book series has been designed to help believers more actively engage with God’s Word. Each study encourages participants to read through one book in the New Testament at least once during the course of 40 days (approximately 6 weeks of meetings) and will provide them with (1) a clear understanding of the background and culture in which the book was written, (2) insights into key passages of Scripture, and (3) clear applications and takeaways from the particular book that participants can apply to their lives. Each study will be recorded in the author’s place of residence and will highlight stories and applications that are relevant to his or her ministry in that area.

    In 40 Days Through the Book: Philippians Study Guide (DVD/downloads sold separately), bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson guides small-group members through Paul’s letter to the believers in the city of Philippi, revealing what the apostle’s words meant to his original readers . . . and how they apply to us today. Participants will be encouraged as they listen to Mark’s teachings and, through the accompanying study guide, challenged to read the book of Philippians on their own during the forty days they spend together in the study.

    Designed for use with the 40 Days Through the Book: Philippians Video Study (sold separately).

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  • Precepts For Living Large Print Edition 2021-2022 (Large Type)

    $22.95

    Pastors and educators alike praise Precepts For Living(R), UMI’s best-selling annual Bible commentary. This indispensable resource is based on the texts outlined in the International Uniform Lesson Series and provides 52 weeks of in-depth Bible studies for personal or classroom use. Unlike other Bible study lesson plans, Precepts For Living(R) highlights the cultural relevance and contributions of Africans in Bible history – a bonus for African American churches. Each easy-to-use weekly lesson explores the life-changing power of God’s Word and takes a creative approach to teaching and applying those truths today. The interactive and encouraging students are practical and clear – perfect for students and leaders. Scripture text in parallel King James Version – New Living Translation, In-depth Bible Commentary to promote insight and understanding, Teaching Tools such as illustrations, maps, charts, tips, and daily Bible readings, Instructive Bible Commentary, Proven, effective Teaching Tools, Historical, Biographical, and Geographic Insights, with Greek and Hebrew translations and pronunciation guides, Perspective Quarterly Essays by leading theologians and Christian educators, Heritage Profiles of notable African Americans to introduce Bible themes, offering the unique African American perspective readers anticipate from UMI. Precepts For Living(R) is an invaluable study guide for all who desire to further their knowledge, understanding, and application of biblical truths.

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  • Unfolding Gospel : How The Good News Makes Sense Of Discipleship, Church, M

    $21.00

    Many congregations and their leaders are discouraged about the future of the church. John Bowen’s conviction is that the solution is to be found not in new programs or strategies but in a recovery of theological vision–that of Jesus and his gospel, which transforms every aspect of life. This vision restores hope in the only way realistically possible.

    Words like mission, discipleship, church, evangelism, renewal, and church planting are used like billiard balls–all rolling around a single table, unconnected and bouncing randomly off one another. This book pulls these ideas together into a coherent and organic whole. The gospel is the hermeneutical key for understanding each of these topics and what draws them together.

    Thus, chapter 1 is an exposition of the gospel (God’s determination to make all things new through Jesus Christ). Chapter 2 discusses discipleship (we only understand discipleship in light of the gospel), and chapter 3 covers church (we only understand church if we understand discipleship). Chapter 4 considers culture as the arena in which the gospel is lived and talked about, and chapter 5 builds on that with a discussion of translation, not only as a missional necessity but as a ministry which itself incarnates the nature of the gospel. The remaining chapters (on evangelism, the future of inherited churches, church planting, and leadership) demonstrate how the gospel is the integration point for all.

    The author’s hope is that church leaders–evangelical and mainline, young and old, emerging and traditional, present and future–will have a transformative Aha! moment as this gospel hypothesis unfolds.

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  • Reformed Pastor : Updated And Abridged Edition

    $22.99

    An Updated and Abridged Edition of Richard Baxter’s Classic Text

    The Reformed Pastor has been cherished by generations of pastors for its urgent call to faithfulness and emphasis on personal soul care. Originally a series of talks to fellow ministers by the English Puritan Richard Baxter, this book expounds on the apostle Paul’s encouragement to the elders of Ephesus to keep watch over themselves and all their flock. Baxter composed this message to encourage ministers toward a more intentional and sacrificial soul care, so that in turn they would better shepherd their congregations. In this updated and abridged edition, Tim Cooper presents Baxter’s iconic exposition in easy-to-read language so that a new generation can reflect on what it means to be a faithful pastor in Christ’s church.

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