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  • Not So Black And White

    $18.99

    Reggie Dabbs and John Driver–a black man and a white man, and longtime friends–engage in a respectful, challenging exploration of racism in America, including how black and white Christians can come together to fight the sin of racism within our hearts and our churches.

    White privilege. Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. When it comes to racism in America, many of us feel confused, overwhelmed, angry–and eager to know how to engage in meaningful, action-oriented conversation about such a difficult topic. In Not So Black and White, public school communicator and internationally acclaimed speaker Reggie Dabbs and pastor John Driver team up to offer a hope-filled, convicting, inspiring look at how to be anti-racist in America today.

    Through Reggie and John’s honest conversations, you will:
    *Hear the stories of fellow believers who have found ways to reach across the racial barrier with humility, empathy, and forgiveness

    *Understand a simple yet robust history of racism in America and in the church, including its role in systems, policies, and individual actions

    *Discover fully biblical yet culturally wise responses to the challenges of racism in yourself, your community, and your church

    *Come away with fresh thought processes and practical steps for what you can do to think rightly and engage bravely in conversations and actions to end racism

    Not So Black and White is a compelling resource for pastors, teachers, and community leaders who want to read about issues of racism from a biblical and a historical perspective. For readers of all denominations and backgrounds, Not So Black and White equips us to engage together in the intentional work of dismantling racism, just as the gospel calls us to do.

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  • Black In Blue

    $27.99

    Whatever your positions on Black Lives Matter, defunding the police, and equity in law enforcement, former police chief Carmen Best shares the leadership lessons she learned as the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department–a personal insider story that will challenge your assumptions on how to move the country forward.

    Chief Carmen Best has spent the last 28 years as a member of a major big-city police force, an institution where minorities and women have historically found it especially difficult to succeed. She defied the odds and became the first Black woman to lead the Seattle Police Department.

    In her tenure, she was successful in bringing significantly more diversity to the force. However, when the city council cut her budget in the midst of months of protests against police violence across the nation, she had no choice but to step aside. Without the city’s support, she felt she wouldn’t be able to continue changing the status quo of the police force from within.

    Throughout her career, Chief Best has learned lessons that those coming up behind her can benefit from. In this book, she will use her story to share those urgent lessons. Readers will read about:

    *How Chief Best grew up to believe in the change she set out to create.

    *Her early days in the police force, including lessons from the academy and her time on patrol.

    *How she progressed in her career within a primarily white law enforcement culture and the events that led to her becoming Chief.

    *How she built her team and overcame the politics involved in her high-level position until the call for defunding came.

    Carmen Best teaches readers the core qualities and mindset to persevere and rise through the ranks, even within a workplace whose culture and leadership must be challenged, and policies changed on the way to achieving that vision. Her story is one of motivation and serves as a masterclass in guiding principles for anyone striving to serve their community and rise to the highest echelon of success.

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  • Shoutin In The Fire

    $25.00

    A stirring meditation of being Black and learning to love in a loveless, anti-Black world

    In Shoutin’ in the Fire, Dante Stewart gives breathtaking language to his reckoning with the legacy of white supremacy–both the kind that hangs over our country and the kind that is internalized on a molecular level. Stewart uses his personal experiences as a vehicle to reclaim and reimagine spiritual virtues like rage, resilience, and remembrance–and explores how these virtues might function as a work of love against an unjust, unloving world.

    In 2016, Stewart was a rising leader at the predominantly white evangelical church he and his family were attending in Augusta, Georgia. Like many young church leaders, Stewart was thrilled at the prospect of growing his voice and influence within the community, and he was excited to break barriers as the church’s first Black preacher. But when Donald Trump began his campaign, so began the unearthing. Stewart started overhearing talk in the pews–comments ranging from microaggressions to outright hostility toward Black Americans. As this violence began to reveal itself en masse, Stewart quickly found himself isolated amid a people unraveled; this community of faith became the place where he and his family now found themselves most alone. This set Stewart on a journey–first out of the white church and then into a liberating pursuit of faith–by looking to the wisdom of the saints that have come before, including James H. Cone, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and by heeding the paradoxical humility of Jesus himself.

    This sharply observed journey is an intimate meditation on coming of age in a time of terror. Stewart reveals the profound faith he discovered even after experiencing the violence of the American church: a faith that loves Blackness; speaks truth to pain and trauma; and pursues a truer, realer kind of love than the kind we’re taught, a love that sets us free.

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  • Over It : Forgetting Who You’re Expected To Be And Becoming Who You Already

    $26.00

    We don’t always talk about the expectations we feel and the pressure to exceed them, but maybe we should… Unspoken expectations surround us. In culture, in the church, and in general. If they weren’t pushed on you as a child, you’re now scrolling through them as an adult. You should look like this, talk like that, dress like them. Own a house that looks like Joanna Gaines just decorated. Be as fit as your favorite Instagram mom, who somehow works out on her Peloton while balancing a newborn on one hip and her side hustle on the other. And, by the way, are you really in counseling this early in your marriage? The expectations surrounding us, particularly women, are ridiculous. What if we didn’t try to fulfill them and instead started believing the promises Jesus fulfilled? What if we didn’t cave to the expectation to look and behave how people want us to, and started looking at ourselves the way God sees us? What if we didn’t do everything the way we’ve always been told it has to be done, and started walking in bold, audacious faith? In Over It, Kelsey Taylor Grimm doesn’t show her best and hide the rest. Through the transparent telling of her own story, from an extensive, sexually and emotionally abusive relationship, to her ascension in the music industry, she invites you into her living room to talk through the ridiculous expectations of who you’re supposed to be, and encourages the reader to embrace the beautiful realities of who you already are.

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  • More Perfect Union

    $26.99

    America is at a pivotal crossroads. The soul of our nation is at stake and in peril. A new public narrative is needed to unite Americans around common values and to counter the increasing discord and acrimony in our politics and culture. The process of healing and creating a more perfect union in our nation must start now. The moral vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s beloved community, which animated and galvanized the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, provides a hopeful way forward.

    In A More Perfect Union, Adam Russell Taylor, president of Sojourners, reimagines a contemporary version of the beloved community that will inspire and unite Americans across generations, geographic and class divides, racial and gender differences, faith traditions, and ideological leanings. In the beloved community, neither privilege nor punishment is tied to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or economic status, and everyone is able to realize their full potential and thrive. Building the beloved community requires living out a series of commitments, such as true equality, radical welcome, transformational interdependence, E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one), environmental stewardship, nonviolence, and economic equity. By building the beloved community we unify the country around a shared moral vision that transcends ideology and partisanship, tapping into our most sacred civic and religious values, enabling our nation to live up to its best ideals and realize a more perfect union.

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  • So Much To Live For

    $16.99

    Suicide is the nation’s tenth leading cause of death, and in 2018 nearly 50,000 people in the US died by suicide, with thousands more attempting to take their own lives. Countless others experience suicidal ideation due to depression, anxiety, addiction, and more, living for years in silent misery. The sad truth is that someone you know may be suffering.

    With great compassion and clear, actionable strategies, So Much to Live For shows you what to do, what to say, and how to intervene if you suspect a friend or loved one is considering suicide. You’ll learn the signs and symptoms, understand the causes, and build the courage to step up and speak out.

    God heals wounds and repairs brokenness, and he often does it using people like you. You can be instrumental in saving the life of a suicidal person you know. This book shows you how.

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  • Death Of Porn

    $16.99

    How to Fight Pornography through Honest Community

    Pastor Ray Ortlund calls pornography the wallpaper of the world-so widespread that it can’t be avoided. No man is free from exposure to it. So how can every man fight to get his dignity back? How can men band together to stop playing defense and start playing offense against the industry creating porn?

    The Death of Porn is a series of personal letters to young men, calling an entire generation to believe in their God-given royalty and to push back against the degrading porn industry. As men walk together in honesty and prayer, they can diminish the industry, pushing it out to the margins of culture, stigmatizing its image, choking its demand, calling its bluff, and reducing its income. Men standing together to lead the movement as champions of nobility can build a new world where all people are dignified as never before.

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  • Mama Bear Apologetics

    $16.99

    Raise Them to Value God’s Design

    Starting at a young age, kids are being fed damaging misinformation about sexuality, gender identity, and human biology. As a parent, it’s up to you to help your children understand God’s truth about these integral concepts in the face of the candy-coated lies that saturate today’s world.

    In the footsteps of the bestselling Mama Bear Apologetics comes this invaluable guide to training your kids to know and respect God’s design in a world that has rejected it. This book will equip you to;

    *understand God’s design for gender, sex, marriage, and family as a beautiful portrait that reveals the nature of God Himself

    *identify the tactics being used to trick children into adopting an unbiblical view of sexuality under the guise of Christian-sounding words like love, identity, tolerance, and justice

    *teach your kids to treat those who hold different beliefs with gentle, Christlike compassion without compromising biblical values

    As society continues to blur the lines of what is good, true, and acceptable, God’s standards remain clear and unchanging. This book will give you the wisdom to confidently raise your children to understand sex and gender through a biblical lens.

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  • Unplanned Grace : A Compassionate Conversation On Life And Choice

    $17.99

    When a woman receives an unexpected positive pregnancy test, abortion often seems like the best or only option for a fulfilling future. Unplanned Grace beautifully challenges that myth, equipping readers to support abortion-vulnerable women with a love that values life in every way.

    Writing for the nonprofit organization Save the Storks, Natasha and Brittany draw on personal interviews, inspiring stories, and eye-opening facts to help readers understand:

    *How economics, relationships, and health affect a woman’s pregnancy decision
    *The value of having empathy for women facing unplanned pregnancies
    *The enormous potential churches have to support women in crisis

    Writing not just from a pro-birth perspective but from a pro-abundant life perspective, Unplanned Grace is an ideal resource for churches and individuals who want to make a difference in the pro-life movement.

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  • If God Still Breathes Why Cant I

    $16.99

    We have all had doctrines of White supremacist authoritarianism take up residency in our minds and bodies. What will we do to exorcise those demons?

    Angela Parker wasn’t just trained to be a biblical scholar; she was trained to be a White male biblical scholar.

    She is neither White nor male.

    Dr. Parker’s experience of being taught to forsake her embodied identity in order to contort herself into the stifling construct of Whiteness is common among American Christians, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. This book calls the power structure behind this experience what it is: White supremacist authoritarianism.

    Drawing from her perspective as a Womanist New Testament scholar, Dr. Parker describes how she learned to deconstruct one of White Christianity’s most pernicious lies: the conflation of biblical authority with the doctrines of inerrancy and infallibility. As Dr. Parker shows, these doctrines are less about the text of the Bible itself and more about the arbiters of its interpretation-historically, White males in positions of power who have used Scripture to justify control over marginalized groups.

    This oppressive use of the Bible has been suffocating. To learn to breathe again, Dr. Parker says, we must let God breathe in us. We must read the Bible as authoritative, but not authoritarian. We must become conscious of the particularity of our identities, as we also become conscious of the particular identities of the biblical authors from whom we draw inspiration. And we must trust and remember that as long as God still breathes, we can too.

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  • God Gets Everything God Wants

    $21.99

    A gospel of hope, inclusion, and defiance

    If God gets everything God wants, and if what God wants is you, can anything stand in God’s way?

    Too many Christians have been taught that essential parts of who they are-their gender, their sexual orientation, their politics, their skepticism-prevent God from loving them fully. For these, church has been a painful experience of exclusion, despite the reality that Jesus was the embodiment of God’s radical inclusion.

    Katie Hays invites weary Christians, former Christians, and the Christ-curious to take another look at God through the testimony of our biblical ancestors and to reimagine the church as a community of beautiful, broken, and burdened people doing their best to grow into their baptisms together. Hays insists that yes, God does get everything God wants, and-even better-we’re invited to want what God wants, too, and want it more and more and more, until life feels abundant and eternal and delicious and drunken with possibility.

    This is a message of stouthearted faith anchored in wonder-not false certainty. Atheists are welcome. Those who feel uneasy inside a church are welcome. Those still angry at other Christians are welcome. Because no matter what we’ve experienced, the God who still adores this world is the God of hope, inclusion, and defiance of the powers that be. And for those who are willing to collaborate in the painstaking work of examining our Christian faith and sorting it out-the good stuff from the harmful stuff, the stuff with integrity from the stuff we simply inherited from family or church or . . . the cultural air we’re breathing-there await life-giving possibilities found nowhere else.

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  • Fractured Faith : Finding Your Way Back To God In An Age Of Deconstruction

    $14.99

    After your faith has fractured, let what takes its place be the real thing . . . at last.

    Somewhere along the way, the Christianity you knew began to crumble. You began to suspect your faith was misplaced. Disillusionment set in. Churches hurt you. Their people failed you. Christian institutions were exposed as fake. And in it all, God was silent. Is He gone? Or is God really there, waiting for you to find Him instead of the counterfeits?

    If you’re walking this difficult spiritual path, Lina Abujamra understands you. After experiencing the near deconstruction of her own faith, Lina had to rebuild something more solid when the faith she once knew let her down. With her diagnostic style that comes from her training as an ER doc, Lina helps you grapple with questions like:

    *Where is God in my pain?
    *Is this how Christians are supposed to act?
    *Why did my story end up this way?
    *Is this the normal Christian life?
    *Why is it so hard for Christians to love?

    Let Fractured Faith help you find your way back to God. You just might discover that the real God has been waiting for you all along.

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  • God And Cancel Culture

    $24.99

    64% of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom.

    This book will help you realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good-to bring hope. It will document what is happening in our country, how believers can respond, and why we can look expectantly to the future. This is the time for neither religious fatalism nor political inaction. No matter how bad things get in the culture or in government, the Bible is true and God has plans and purposes we don’t understand-and in the end we win.

    Things are chaotic in America. Liberal policies are advancing. A rash of executive orders appears to be moving the nation closer to socialism and a one-world government. And conservatives, including many Christians, are being censored as never before. There’s even a term- cancel culture-which 64 percent of Americans believe poses a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. (Among Republicans, that figure is even higher at 80 percent.) The term applies to all conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, but it’s part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end and the Antichrist will appear at any time. You pick the cultural or political issue, and there likely is not even the semblance of widespread agreement. It seems that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, potential division, and actual separation on many fronts. Instead of going forward, much of the church seems to be moving backward or standing still, waiting for what’s next.

    In some ways Christians cancel each other in debates over non-essentials. There is no going backward if we want to remain effective and engaged. Paul wrote that all things work together for those who are called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28, MEV). That calling is active, purposeful, and energetic. We can take the initiative and move forward from where we are.

    The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on rather than get into circular firing squads. We are called to advance on every front. This book will assess and affirm the different approaches playing out. The body needs clarity and unity- and has little of both right now. Wounded armies want hope, focus, and encouragement. This book will not throw anyone overboard who is standing for the truth in some

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  • Enemies And Allies

    $26.99

    Do recent changes in the Middle East signal peace? One Arab country after another is signing historic, game-changing peace, trade, investment, and tourism deals with Israel. At the same time, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are forming a highly dangerous alliance that could threaten the Western powers. Meanwhile, the U.S. is drawing down its military forces in the Mideast and focusing on matters closer to home. Where’s it all heading?

    New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg, based in Jerusalem, skillfully and clearly explains the sometimes-encouraging, sometimes-violent, yet rapidly shifting landscape in Israel and the Arab/Muslim world. Enemies and Allies will take readers behind closed doors in the Middle East and introduce them to the very kings and crown princes, presidents and prime ministers who are leading the change.

    Includes exclusive, never-before-published quotes, insights, and analysis from the author’s conversations with some of the most complex and controversial leaders in the world:
    *Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
    *Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
    *Jordan’s King Abdullah II
    *United Arab Emirates’ Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MBZ)
    *Israeli prime minister Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli president Reuven Rivlin

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  • We Will Not Be Silenced Workbook (Workbook)

    $14.99

    In his best-selling book We Will Not Be Silenced (100,000+ copies sold), author and pastor Erwin Lutzer unravels the complex threats faced by Christians in a society weaponizing issues related to race, equality, sexuality, and beyond to divide individuals and undermine freedom. With this companion guide, you’ll gain practical tools for responding to culture’s hostility with Christlike strength and compassion, learning how you can best speak the truth with love.

    Whether you’re reading individually or with a group, this workbook will lead you to:

    *appreciate God’s unchanging nature and truth in an era of dissent and deteriorating standards

    *identify and reject secular perspectives and pressures-from both outside the church and within-that have crept unnoticed into your life

    *commit yourself to action and prayer as you testify of Jesus’s love in a world that denies Him

    You are not alone in fighting this battle! This study guide will encourage you to continue standing boldly for your faith and enrich your understanding of how to do so effectively.

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  • Dear America : Live Like It’s 9-12

    $29.00

    Graham Allen, a U.S. Army veteran and a rising star in the conservative movement, makes the case that the United States should look to the country as it was on September 12th, 2001 for lessons about our future.

    On the day after the World Trade Center was attacked, Americans came together regardless of color, religion, or sexual orientation. We were united. On that day, nearly every store in the country sold out of American flags.

    After the events of the last eighteen months, from the Covid-19 pandemic to the constant attempts to divide us by race, Graham Allen believes that we should all look back on the events of 9/12 and remember what unites us. He believes that we do not all have to be the same, that it’s okay not to agree on everything, but that we share a common history and a set of values.

    Just as the year 1776 serves as a reminder of our beginning, 9/12 will serve as a reminder of our present and future.

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  • Leaving Silence : Sexualized Violence, The Bible, And Standing With Survivo

    $29.99

    #MeToo. #ChurchToo. #GodToo?

    What if survivors of sexualized violence experience the Bible as a powerful spiritual resource rather than an oppressive tool in the hands of those seeking to dismiss or justify abuse? Bible scholar Susannah Larry leads fellow survivors and those who care for them in a journey toward reclaiming the Bible amid the trauma of sexualized violence.

    Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors is an unflinching examination of sexualized violence in the Bible and the God who stands steadfastly with survivors. Larry addresses biblical experiences of coercion, familial betrayal, and self-blame while also illuminating God’s constant care and concern.

    By centering the experiences of survivors in Scripture, Larry opens new insights into some of the Bible’s most difficult texts and releases its ancient stories to serve as a powerful healing witness to the God who has shared in the experience of sexualized violence. Under Larry’s skillful guidance, readers will rediscover the God who is present in experiences of trauma and who desires ultimate wholeness for survivors.

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  • Leaving Silence : Sexualized Violence, The Bible, And Standing With Survivo

    $17.99

    #MeToo. #ChurchToo. #GodToo?

    What if survivors of sexualized violence experience the Bible as a powerful spiritual resource rather than an oppressive tool in the hands of those seeking to dismiss or justify abuse? Bible scholar Susannah Larry leads fellow survivors and those who care for them in a journey toward reclaiming the Bible amid the trauma of sexualized violence.

    Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors is an unflinching examination of sexualized violence in the Bible and the God who stands steadfastly with survivors. Larry addresses biblical experiences of coercion, familial betrayal, and self-blame while also illuminating God’s constant care and concern.

    By centering the experiences of survivors in Scripture, Larry opens new insights into some of the Bible’s most difficult texts and releases its ancient stories to serve as a powerful healing witness to the God who has shared in the experience of sexualized violence. Under Larry’s skillful guidance, readers will rediscover the God who is present in experiences of trauma and who desires ultimate wholeness for survivors.

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  • Baptized In Tear Gas

    $16.99

    For years Elle Dowd considered herself an advocate for justice, but her well-meaning support always took a back burner to what Martin Luther King Jr. called the tension-free, ordered negative peace of white moderates. Then Michael Brown, a Black man, was murdered by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent Uprising changed everything.

    In Baptized in Tear Gas, pastor and activist Elle Dowd tells the gripping story of her transformation into an Assata Shakur-reading, courthouse-occupying abolitionist with an arrest record, hungry for the revolution. Thanks to deep relationships with people in Ferguson and St. Louis, and to experiencing a fraction of the system for herself–including the fear of rubber bullets, the shock of sound cannons, and running from tear gas–Dowd fully committed to the work of anti-racism and abolition. Now she wants to help other white allies do the same.

    Like in baptism, this transformation requires parts of us to die: our lack of power analysis, our commitment to white niceness, our tone policing, our respectability politics–all of those impulses we have been socialized by since birth must die so that something new can be resurrected in our lives and in the world. The uprising in Ferguson changed Dowd, and through it, God made her into something new.Now it’s our turn.

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  • Almost : Who God Is, What God Does, And How God Redeemed The Life Of An Ave

    $12.99

    The incarnation of Christ proved to humanity once and for all that God is on our side, even when everything seems hopeless. In Almost, Dr. Gustavo Crocker examines a number of social issues that humanity has always faced but that pose unique challenges for the church today: abortion, child illness and disability, immigration, poverty, war, the misuse of religion, and more. Crocker masterfully weaves snippets of his own humble yet remarkable life story together with robust biblical evidence to demonstrate the unfathomable depth of God’s love for God’s creation. Almost affirms that, with God’s help, anybody’s underdog story can turn into one of victory in the Lord.

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  • Whatever Happened To The Human Race

    $24.99

    Why Should Christians Care About the Dignity of Human Life?

    Human life is precious at any age. From birth to old age, in sickness or health, Christians believe that every person is an image bearer reflecting their Creator. Given that view, Christians are united in believing that practices like abortion and euthanasia are contrary to God’s word, but it can be difficult to know how to take a stand against them.

    In this repackaged work, two significant figures from the pro-life movement during the twentieth century illuminate the anti-God and antilife attitudes that dominate American society. The issues raised in this book at its first publication 40 years ago-abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia-are still prevalent and practiced today. Whatever Happened to the Human Race? presents readers with a compelling case for the sanctity of life at all stages, showing that abortion is one step away from infanticide-the murder of a child who has been born-and euthanasia is just a clinical way to talk about murder. This book is a much-needed call for Christians to affirm the sanctity of life and to take a stand for the uniqueness and the inherent dignity of each human being, at all stages of life.

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  • Cannabis And The Christian

    $12.99

    What does the Bible say about marijuana? If it doesn’t directly address marijuana, how can Christians know what to make of the legalization of recreational cannabis and the advocacy of medical marijuana?

    In the past, Christians could easily answer the question of whether or not it was permissible to use cannabis by deferring to state prohibitions. We could simply say, it’s against the law. Today, that answer is no longer possible. Christians are now forced to do what they should have been doing all along: Think like disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and bring to bear the wisdom of the sufficient Word of God.

    Since cannabis is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, we must understand what it is and how it affects the user. We also must understand what the Bible says about discipleship, healing, suffering, and what it is to be human. Only then can we answer the critical questions regarding the recreational use and the medical use of cannabis.

    In Cannabis and the Christian, Todd Miles gives readers:
    *Biblical wisdom applied to the question of recreational cannabis
    *Biblical wisdom related to the medical use of cannabis
    *A grid to think through other ethical questions that aren’t directly addressed in the Bible
    *Confidence to respond to challenging issues standing on the sufficient Word of God

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  • Its Not Just You

    $17.99

    There’s no way other women are struggling sexually like I am. My church wouldn’t understand. Isn’t this a guy’s issue?

    For too long Christian women have assumed they are alone as they navigate sexual struggles. Thinking they are the outlier, they keep silent and try face the battle all by themselves. But the truth is, if these thoughts sound familiar to you, you aren’t even close to the only one. Whether it takes the form of masturbation, viewing porn, same sex attraction, or sexual fantasies, it’s not just you. These temptations are common not only for men in the church, but many women, too.

    So how do we fight against sexual sin as women? What do we do when there’s a disconnect between what the Bible says and how we feel and live? Written from the trenches of ministering to young women, young adult minister Ashley Chesnut explores why sexual sin is sin to begin with, and how Scripture speaks into topics like masturbation, oral sex, and sex robots-even when those words aren’t found in the Bible.

    In these pages, you’ll be empowered with the truth that God has already won the war against sin, and the victory he offers you is available right this moment. As you examine his Word along with Ashley, you’ll be given exactly what you need to win in your own battles against sexual sin, and also to aid other sisters in the fight.

    No, it’s not just you. And yes, you can have victory. Right now.

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  • Faith After Ferguson

    $18.99

    Five years after the events that led to the Ferguson, Missouri, uprising, Ferguson and Faith author Leah Gunning Francis reconnects with the faith leaders who took to the streets to protest the police shooting of an unarmed 17- year-old black man and the racially tinged events in St. Louis and across the United States. In Faith After Ferguson, Francis weaves these first-person accounts with her own journey of activism in hopes of encouraging the reader to consider racial justice not just as an intellectual exercise, but to be awakened to the multiplicity of ways that racism shows up in the world and be inspired to act. Francis also reflects on the traumatic impact of the four years under the Trump administration, and the more recent events of racism and white supremacy in the killing of George Floyd, the presidential election, and the Capitol riots in early January 2021.

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  • Bad Faith : Race And The Rise Of The Religious Right

    $16.99

    A surprising and disturbing origin story

    There is a commonly accepted story about the rise of the Religious Right in the United States. It goes like this: with righteous fury, American evangelicals entered the political arena as a unified front to fight the legality of abortion after the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

    The problem is this story simply isn’t true.

    Largely ambivalent about abortion until the late 1970s, evangelical leaders were first mobilized not by Roe v. Wade but by Green v. Connally, a lesser-known court decision in 1971 that threatened the tax-exempt status of racially discriminatory institutions-of which there were several in the world of Christian education at the time. When the most notorious of these schools, Bob Jones University, had its tax-exempt status revoked in 1976, evangelicalism was galvanized as a political force and brought into the fold of the Republican Party. Only later, when a more palatable issue was needed to cover for what was becoming an increasingly unpopular position following the civil rights era, was the moral crusade against abortion made the central issue of the movement now known as the Religious Right.

    In this greatly expanded argument from his 2014 Politico article The Real Origins of the Religious Right, Randall Balmer guides the reader along the convoluted historical trajectory that began with American evangelicalism as a progressive force opposed to slavery, then later an isolated apolitical movement in the mid-twentieth century, all the way through the 2016 election in which 81 percent of white evangelicals coalesced around Donald Trump for president. The pivotal point, Balmer shows, was the period in the late 1970s when American evangelicals turned against Jimmy Carter-despite his being one of their own, a professed born-again Christian-in favor of the Republican Party, which found it could win their loyalty through the espousal of a single issue. With the implications of this alliance still unfolding, Balmer’s account uncovers the roots of evangelical watchwords like religious freedom and family values while getting to the truth of how this movement began-explaining, in part, what it has become.

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  • Christians In A Cancel Culture

    $15.99

    It’s not a matter of where to stand, but how to stand

    You hold truths about sensitive issues like gender, sexuality, and salvation to be biblically evident. You know friends, family members, and coworkers who hold opposing views to be self-evident. So where do you go from here?

    If you’re struggling to speak wisdom about controversial and personal subjects with compassion, conviction, and Christlike grace, Christians in a Cancel Culture is the guide you need. This book will affirm your understanding of the Bible’s views on sin, salvation, the afterlife, gender identity, homosexuality, and abortion, while teaching you…
    *why today’s world has grown so hostile to Christians and biblical values
    *the do’s and don’ts of responding to opposing beliefs
    *how you can sustain good relationships with those who feel threatened by God’s truth

    Walking in faith isn’t about fighting culture wars but witnessing Christ’s restorative love to those who haven’t yet found it. Christians in a Cancel Culture will inspire you to address today’s controversies without compromising your beliefs, and provide you with the tools to do so effectively.

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  • Getting To The Promised Land

    $18.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664265458Kevin CosbyBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2021Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • How To Have An Enemy

    $29.99

    Does Jesus’ call to love our enemies mean that we should remain silent in the face of injustice?

    Jesus called us to love our enemies. But to befriend an enemy, we first have to acknowledge their existence, understand who they are, and recognize the ways they are acting in opposition to God’s good news. In How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, Melissa Florer-Bixler looks closely at what the Bible says about enemies–who they are, what they do, and how Jesus and his followers responded to them. The result is a theology that allows us to name our enemies as a form of truth-telling about ourselves, our communities, and the histories in which our lives are embedded. Only then can we grapple with the power of the acts of destruction carried out by our enemies, and invite them to lay down their enmity, opening a path for healing, reconciliation, and unity.

    Jesus named and confronted his enemies as an essential part to loving them. In this provocative book, Florer-Bixler calls us to do the same.

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  • How To Have An Enemy

    $16.99

    Does Jesus’ call to love our enemies mean that we should remain silent in the face of injustice?

    Jesus called us to love our enemies. But to befriend an enemy, we first have to acknowledge their existence, understand who they are, and recognize the ways they are acting in opposition to God’s good news. In How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, Melissa Florer-Bixler looks closely at what the Bible says about enemies–who they are, what they do, and how Jesus and his followers responded to them. The result is a theology that allows us to name our enemies as a form of truth-telling about ourselves, our communities, and the histories in which our lives are embedded. Only then can we grapple with the power of the acts of destruction carried out by our enemies, and invite them to lay down their enmity, opening a path for healing, reconciliation, and unity.

    Jesus named and confronted his enemies as an essential part to loving them. In this provocative book, Florer-Bixler calls us to do the same.

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  • Our Angry Eden

    $26.99

    Rising winds, ravenous wildfires, droughts, hurricanes, floods: the world we will pass on is different than the one we inherited. With an unflinching gaze and a blunt pen, David Williams spells out how we will be morally tested on this harsher, hotter planet we have made for ourselves. Yet we are not without hope. In Our Angry Eden, Williams beckons readers toward a belief and a promise resilient enough to face the effects of the climate crisis. From altering our diets to welcoming refugees to reclaiming humble lifestyles, he offers eight actions we can take to fulfill the fierce demands of our faith and embody hope in the middle of catastrophic truth. For followers of Jesus, the practices of wisdom and thrift, patience and generosity, welcome and mercy, grace and justice have always been essential and will be key to human thriving in the years and decades to come. As temperatures move inexorably upward, living with our angry Eden will mean sustained difficulty and disruption. Find the hope that transcends time and the faith that rises to meet our harsh and unforgiving reality.

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  • Pure In Heart

    $16.99

    Experience Freedom from Sexual Sin through the Power of the Savior

    For those struggling with sexual sin, the battle may feel overwhelming. Drowning in desperation, many throw themselves into doing more and trying harder, only to land discouraged–doomed to repeat the same cycles over and over. Is there really hope for true and lasting change?

    In Pure in Heart, pastor J. Garrett Kell offers a resounding yes. Inviting readers to learn from his own journey with sexual sin and brokenness, he calls them to the path of purity–purity that comes not from their own strength but is fueled by the promise and beauty of the Lord. The way to sexual purity is through beholding the only one who is pure and who can transform his followers from the inside out. Profoundly practical and deeply personal, this book is bold and clear, full of guidance from a faithful friend. This handbook is what many need to help them put sexual sin to death and experience true freedom.

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  • World On Fire

    $17.99

    Does it feel like no matter where you look or what the issue is, everyone seems to be fighting about everything?

    We live in the information age, with more access to knowledge than ever before, flowing to us in a never-ending digital stream of updates, statistics, polls, opinions, news, and narratives from those on opposing sides of any issue. And while we’d assume this influx of information would help us find a good, informed way forward in our culture, it actually stirs up all sorts of anger, anxiety, and even loneliness. This all contributes to an increasingly defensive society that feels like it’s not only fracturing, but could go up in flames at any moment.

    If you’re anything like the contributors to World on Fire, you’ve realized that all this knowledge isn’t the same thing as wisdom. While our world relies on expected, reflexive, status-quo, earthly wisdom to make a way forward or take a side on any given issue, Christ would rather us rely on his unexpected, counterintuitive, going-against-the- grain, heavenly wisdom as outlined in his famous Beatitudes. This surprising wisdom is not a call to be removed from the fire we feel blazing around us, but one to engage and tame it–beginning with our own hearts.

    Whatever those nearest you seem to be arguing about today, and no matter what the fire looks like in your neck of the woods, Jesus has an answer for the ways his kingdom citizens should walk as they navigate the flames in his power and posture. In their own unique voice and in their own unique way, each contributor in World on Fire welcomes you to come explore not only some of the polarizing issues of our day, but how the unexpected wisdom of Jesus might help us be more discerning and Christlike amidst them.

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  • Whom Shall I Fear

    $13.99

    Churches are not immune to violence, as we have seen from shootings at houses of worship across the nation. The challenge for faith communities is how to respond to potential violence.

    Whom Shall I Fear? asks congregational leaders to examine whether their operational and security policies are consistent with gospel values. It raises common themes in approaches to church security and looks at them in the light of scripture.

    Whom Shall I Fear? provides thought-provoking reflections on topics such as locked doors, living faithfully in an unfaithful world, the question of armed security in a church setting, and the duty of Christians to extend hospitality to their neighbor. It includes stories from survivors of gun violence and wisdom on how churches can work to transform an anxious and fear-driven world. Whom Shall I Fear? helps the church thoughtfully wrestle with what it means to be a church of grace, welcome, and love when confronted with acts of cruelty, division, and hate.

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  • Color : God’s Intention For Diversity

    $15.99

    When we talk about color in the church, we are talking about so much more than race and ethnicity-yet at the same time we cannot leave race and ethnicity out of the conversation altogether.As a white woman and a black man, Carla Sunberg and Dany Gomis have coauthored a harmoniously blended collection of reflections comparing a bride adorned in luxurious colors for her groom to the bride of Christ. Explore what it would look like for the bride of Christ to discover and use a full array of hues, both biblically and culturally. More than a book about skin tone, Color challenges the church to rise above a monochromatic perspective to see the fresh beauty of interweaving threads to complete the church bride’s adornment for her bridegroom. With a friendly, collaborative style and questions for reflection at the end of each chapter, Sunberg and Gomis encourage us to celebrate the vibrancy and intensity of the Christian life the way God designed us to live it as filled with Color.

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  • Cradling Abundance : One African Christian’s Story Of Empowering Women And

    $26.00

    Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Monique Misenga Ngoie Mukuna persevered through many challenges: political turmoil and violence, misogyny and patriarchy, lack of community resources and personal loss.

    As she carved out a life for herself, her family, and her community, she kept seeing the same story played out for women vulnerable and trapped in poverty. Every system was stacked against them. So Maman Monique committed to take action in every sphere she could: through education, the local and national church, and international cooperation. In 1999 she joined with other Christian women to start the nonprofit Femme, Berceau de l’Abondance–Woman, Cradle of Abundance. The very personal story of Maman Monique opens a unique window on the lives of women in Congo, across Africa, and throughout the Majority World. In Cradling Abundance she recounts her remarkable experiences as a gifted student and teacher, successful businesswoman, local and denominational church leader, visionary social activist, and matriarch for her extended family. With stories of other African women woven in, this narrative presents a panoramic view of Christian women at work at every level of the church and community. We see the resistance they face even within their own congregations and families, as well as how their faith leads them to oppose injustice, discrimination, and suffering. Professor Elsie McKee introduces the autobiography of her friend Maman Monique (translating it from conversations in French and Tshiluba), then provides helpful historical background and textual notes throughout, along with a study guide to additional cultural information. For anyone interested in how lay women lead in Christian ministries, what it takes to start a pioneering nonprofit, or how empowering women is critical to the health of communities, Cradling Abundance is a unique and gripping resource.

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  • Hope For Healing From Domestic Abuse

    $17.99

    God’s love is steadfast for survivors who chose to leave an abusive marriage but still suffer the aftershocks

    When someone leaves an abusive marriage, life isn’t instantly fixed. Women who have experienced domestic violence feel shattered. Because of the trauma they’ve been through, a bond with their abuser has formed that keeps them tied together long after they’ve physically left.

    Karen DeArmond Gardner understands these difficulties all too well. She tackled all the same struggles when she left her own abusive marriage. And she intimately knows what women in this situation need in order to gain freedom from the lies of abuse-to be reborn as the people God longs for them to be.

    Hope for Healing from Domestic Abuse isn’t a how-to book with a few easy steps. Instead, it’s a biblically based map for a long journey to healing. By recounting her own history–as well as the faithfulness of God when she was willing to follow His direction–Karen helps readers:
    * discover there is life beyond abuse
    * recognize God’s relentless pursuit of their heart
    * gain courage to release the trauma of their past
    * regain life, hope, and wholeness in Jesus’s healing love

    Gardner’s inside perspective, strong voice, and incredible, vulnerable story of deliverance from the bonds of abuse allow readers to find themselves in her words and feel heard at last. She puts hope back in their hands, with the assurance that God loves them deeply and wants them to know they aren’t defined by their trauma, their past, or their brokenness.

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  • Still Time To Care

    $25.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780310116059Greg JohnsonBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2021Publisher: Zondervan

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  • Authoritarian Moment : How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Again (Lar

    $30.99

    How far are Americans willing to go to force each other to fall in line?

    According to the establishment media, the intelligentsia, and our political chattering class, the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American fascism; that conservatives have allowed authoritarianism to bloom in their midst, creating a grave danger for the republic.

    But what if the true authoritarian threat to America doesn’t come from the political right, but from the supposedly anti-fascist left?

    There are certainly totalitarians on the political Right. But statistically, they represent a fringe movement with little institutional clout. The authoritarian left, meanwhile, is ascendant in nearly every area of American life. A small number of leftists–college-educated, coastal, and uncompromising–have not just taken over the Democratic Party but our corporations, our universities, our scientific establishment, our cultural institutions. And they have used their newfound power to silence their opposition.

    The authoritarian Left is aggressively insistent that everyone must conform to its values, demanding submission and conformity. The dogmatic Left is obsessed with putting people in categories and changing human nature. Everyone who opposes it must be destroyed.

    Ben Shapiro looks at everything from pop culture to the Frankfurt school, social media to the Founding Fathers, to explain the origins of our turn to tyranny, and why so many seem blind to it.

    More than a catalog of bad actors and intemperate acts, The Authoritarian Moment lays bare the intolerance and rigidity creeping into all American ideology – and prescribes the solution to ending the authoritarianism that threatens our future.

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  • How I Saved The World (Large Type)

    $29.99

    At one of the most chaotic periods in American history, in a time of national distrust and despair, one tanned TV host holds the key to the future.

    In How I Saved the World, Jesse Watters takes readers on a tour of his life from basement-dwelling Fox minion to pampered champion of right-thinking Americans. He has divined great truths about the nature of our country while stumbling across beaches asking oblivious college students basic political questions and while stumbling out of Air Force One with the President.

    Interspersed are his thoughtful suggestions for overcoming left-wing radicalism, maintaining American democracy, moving beyond aging hippies (like his long-suffering, loving parents), saving the world from social justice warriors and the deep state–all while smirking his way through life in only the nicest way.

    Watters outlines the stark choice ahead of us between all-American hamburgers and leftist Green New Deal breadlines (okay, maybe that one is a no-brainer) and shows the way for order and fairness to be restored. A manifesto and a call-to-arms from a man for all seasons, How I Saved the World is a hilarious, enlightening, entertaining book with a reasonable chance of winning a Nobel Prize in every category, even chemistry.

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  • How I Saved The World

    $27.99

    At one of the most chaotic periods in American history, in a time of national distrust and despair, one tanned TV host holds the key to the future.

    In How I Saved the World, Jesse Watters takes readers on a tour of his life from basement-dwelling Fox minion to pampered champion of right-thinking Americans. He has divined great truths about the nature of our country while stumbling across beaches asking oblivious college students basic political questions and while stumbling out of Air Force One with the President.

    Interspersed are his thoughtful suggestions for overcoming left-wing radicalism, maintaining American democracy, moving beyond aging hippies (like his long-suffering, loving parents), saving the world from social justice warriors and the deep state–all while smirking his way through life in only the nicest way.

    Watters outlines the stark choice ahead of us between all-American hamburgers and leftist Green New Deal breadlines (okay, maybe that one is a no-brainer) and shows the way for order and fairness to be restored. A manifesto and a call-to-arms from a man for all seasons, How I Saved the World is a hilarious, enlightening, entertaining book with a reasonable chance of winning a Nobel Prize in every category, even chemistry.

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  • Authoritarian Moment : How The Left Weaponized America’s Institutions Again

    $28.99

    How far are Americans willing to go to force each other to fall in line?

    According to the establishment media, the intelligentsia, and our political chattering class, the greatest threat to American freedom lies in right-wing authoritarianism. We’ve heard that some 75 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump represent the rise of American fascism; that conservatives have allowed authoritarianism to bloom in their midst, creating a grave danger for the republic.

    But what if the true authoritarian threat to America doesn’t come from the political right, but from the supposedly anti-fascist left?

    There are certainly totalitarians on the political Right. But statistically, they represent a fringe movement with little institutional clout. The authoritarian left, meanwhile, is ascendant in nearly every area of American life. A small number of leftists–college-educated, coastal, and uncompromising–have not just taken over the Democratic Party but our corporations, our universities, our scientific establishment, our cultural institutions. And they have used their newfound power to silence their opposition.

    The authoritarian Left is aggressively insistent that everyone must conform to its values, demanding submission and conformity. The dogmatic Left is obsessed with putting people in categories and changing human nature. Everyone who opposes it must be destroyed.

    Ben Shapiro looks at everything from pop culture to the Frankfurt school, social media to the Founding Fathers, to explain the origins of our turn to tyranny, and why so many seem blind to it.

    More than a catalog of bad actors and intemperate acts, The Authoritarian Moment lays bare the intolerance and rigidity creeping into all American ideology – and prescribes the solution to ending the authoritarianism that threatens our future.

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  • American Marxism

    $28.00

    In 2009, Mark R. Levin galvanized conservatives with his unforgettable manifesto Liberty and Tyranny, by providing a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for halting the liberal assault on Constitution-based values. That book was about standing at the precipice of progressivism’s threat to our freedom and now, over a decade later, we’re fully over that precipice and paying the price.

    In American Marxism, Levin explains how the core elements of Marxist ideology are now pervasive in American society and culture-from our schools, the press, and corporations, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the Biden presidency-and how it is often cloaked in deceptive labels like progressivism, democratic socialism, social activism, and more. With his characteristic trenchant analysis, Levin digs into the psychology and tactics of these movements, the widespread brainwashing of students, the anti-American purposes of Critical Race Theory and the Green New Deal, and the escalation of repression and censorship to silence opposing voices and enforce conformity. Levin exposes many of the institutions, intellectuals, scholars, and activists who are leading this revolution, and provides us with some answers and ideas on how to confront them.

    As Levin writes: The counter-revolution to the American Revolution is in full force. And it can no longer be dismissed or ignored for it is devouring our society and culture, swirling around our everyday lives, and ubiquitous in our politics, schools, media, and entertainment. And, like before, Levin seeks to rally the American people to defend their liberty.

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  • Land Is Not Empty

    $29.99

    Seizure of land. Trail of Tears. Forced removal of children to boarding schools. Pipelines through ancient burial grounds. The list of wrongs goes on and on.

    In The Land Is Not Empty, Sarah Augustine and Dan Peplow call the church to reckon with the devastating legacy of a white settlers’ faith to indigenous peoples around the globe. Together they uncover the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery, rooted in the fifteenth century, which gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands in which indigenous people were living. Legitimized by the church and justified by a misreading of Scripture, the doctrine says a land can be considered empty and therefore free for the taking if inhabited by heathens, pagans, and infidels. Together, as a Pueblo woman and the descendant of settlers, Augustine and Peplow investigate the ways that the Doctrine of Discovery still devastates indigenous cultures, and even the planet itself, as it justifies exploitation of both natural resources and people.

    What was done in the name of Christ must be undone in the name of Christ, the authors claim. The good news of Jesus means there is still hope for the righting of wrongs. Right relationship with God, others, and the earth requires no less.

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  • Land Is Not Empty

    $29.99

    White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here.

    In The Land Is Not Empty, author Sarah Augustine unpacks the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery–a set of laws rooted in the fifteenth century that gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands they discovered despite those lands already being populated by indigenous peoples. Legitimized by the church and justified by a misreading of Scripture, the Doctrine of Discovery says a land can be considered empty and therefore free for the taking if inhabited by heathens, pagans, and infidels.

    In this prophetic book, Augustine, a Pueblo woman, reframes the colonization of North America as she investigates ways that the Doctrine of Discovery continues to devastate indigenous cultures, and even the planet itself, as it justifies exploitation of both natural resources and people. This is a powerful call to reckon with the root causes of a legacy that continues to have devastating effects on indigenous peoples around the globe and a call to recognize how all of our lives and our choices are interwoven.

    What was done in the name of Christ must be undone in the name of Christ, the author claims. The good news of Jesus means there is still hope for the righting of wrongs. Right relationship with God, others, and the earth requires no less.

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  • Land Is Not Empty

    $16.99

    White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here.

    In The Land Is Not Empty, author Sarah Augustine unpacks the harm of the Doctrine of Discovery–a set of laws rooted in the fifteenth century that gave Christian governments the moral and legal right to seize lands they discovered despite those lands already being populated by indigenous peoples. Legitimized by the church and justified by a misreading of Scripture, the Doctrine of Discovery says a land can be considered empty and therefore free for the taking if inhabited by heathens, pagans, and infidels.

    In this prophetic book, Augustine, a Pueblo woman, reframes the colonization of North America as she investigates ways that the Doctrine of Discovery continues to devastate indigenous cultures, and even the planet itself, as it justifies exploitation of both natural resources and people. This is a powerful call to reckon with the root causes of a legacy that continues to have devastating effects on indigenous peoples around the globe and a call to recognize how all of our lives and our choices are interwoven.
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    What was done in the name of Christ must be undone in the name of Christ, the author claims. The good news of Jesus means there is still hope for the righting of wrongs. Right relationship with God, others, and the earth requires no less.

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  • God Beat : What Journalism Says About Faith And Why It Matters

    $26.99

    In the wake of the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks we, as an increasingly secular nation, were reminded that religion is, for good and bad, still significant in the modern world. Alongside this new awareness, religion reporters adopted the tools of so-called New Journalists, reporters of the 1960s and ’70s like Truman Capote and Joan Didion who inserted themselves into the stories they covered while borrowing the narrative tool kit of fiction to avail themselves of a deeper truth. At the turn of the millennium, this personal, subjective, voice-driven New Religion Journalism was employed by young writers, willing to scrutinize questions of faith and doubt while taking God-talk seriously. Articles emerged from such journalists as Kelly Baker, Anne Neuman, Patrick Blanchfield, Jeff Kripal, and Meghan O’Gieblyn, characterized by their brash, innovative, daring, and stylistically sophisticated writing and an unprecedented willingness to detail their own interaction with faith (or their lack thereof). The God Beat brings together some of the finest and most representative samples of this emerging genre. By curating and presenting them as part of a meaningful trend, this compellingly edited collection helps us understand how we talk about God in public spaces–and why it matters–in a whole new way.

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  • Outlove : A Queer Christian Survival Story

    $24.99

    After decades of bouncing between hope and despair, Evangelical, Baptist-raised Julie Rodgers found herself making a powerful public statement that her former self would have never said: I support same-sex marriage in the church.

    When Rodgers came out to her family as a junior in high school, she still believed that God would sanctify her and eventually make her straight. Wanting so intensely to be good she spent her adolescent and early adult years with an ex-gay ministry, praying for liberation from her homosexuality. In ”Outlove’ Rodgers details her deeply personal journey from a life of self-denial in the name of faith to her role in leading the take-down of Exodus International, the largest ex-gay organization in the world, to her marriage to a woman at the Washington National Cathedral. Through one woman’s intimate story, we see the larger story of why many have left conservative religious structures in order to claim their truest identity.

    Outlove is about love and losses, political and religious power-plays, and the cost to those who sought to stay in a faith community that wouldn’t accept them. Shedding light on the debate between Evangelical Christians and the LGBTQ community–a battle that continues to rage on in the national news and in courtrooms across the country–this book ultimately casts a hopeful vision for how the church can heal.

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  • Incarnate : Jesus Among The Broken

    $19.95

    A Capital Christian Center Title

    On the streets, I found that I wasn’t just wrong in various ways about broken people, I was wrong in layers. In 2014, the leader of a Northern California megachurch lived on the streets of Sacramento for two weeks to raise money for a homeless program. It changed his life forever. Now, in the tail-spinning latter half of a global pandemic, Rev. Rick Cole of Capital Christian Center recounts the humbling experience and opens up about his own growth and his hopes for the Church. Touching on everything from homelessness, to race relations, to embracing a broken community, Cole is always self-aware, straight-forward, and unambiguous. He may at times be stating the obvious, but he also knows that too many of us, especially now, need to hear it.

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  • More Than Equals

    $25.00

    The first step in the reconciliation process, Spencer Perkins writes, is admitting that the race problem exists and that our inability to deal with race has weakened the credibility of our gospel.

    When longtime ministry partners and friends Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice began writing More Than Equals in the early 1990s, their goal was to offer an example of how racial reconciliation is possible–and also critical to Christian discipleship. This landmark book tells the stories of two men from very different backgrounds embarking on the complex, costly journey of healing across racial divides. Perkins, who witnessed repeated hypocrisy from white Christians and witnessed his bloodied pastor-activist father after a brutal police beating, wondered how it was possible to love white people. Rice, who grew up as a white missionary kid and thought of himself as progressive, was surprised by the tensions he encountered as a volunteer at a majority-black church–and by his own blind spots. As they served together in an intentionally multiracial ministry, both gained insight into why this work is so challenging and how Christians can do it well, in dependence on God. With biblical grounding, hopeful realism, and practical detail, More Than Equals provides a helpful framework for Christians engaged in the deep ongoing surgery of racial healing. Now available as part of the IVP Signature Collection, this edition includes a new preface by Rice and a study guide for group discussion.

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  • Coming Race Wars (Expanded)

    $18.00

    In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Fuller Seminary theologian William Pannell decried the then-popular sentiment among white evangelicals that racism was no longer an urgent matter.

    In The Coming Race Wars? he meticulously unpacked reasons why our nation–and the church–needed to come to terms with our complicity in America’s racial transgressions before we face a more dire reckoning. With his blunt assessment of our social condition, Pannell’s 1993 book sparked controversy. Critics dismissed him as alarmist. Back then, Pannell was among a scant number of Black evangelical leaders who called the evangelical church to account on issues of racial justice. Now, nearly thirty years later, his words are as timely as ever. Some would even argue that the race war has arrived. In The Coming Race Wars: A Cry for Justice, from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, Pannell revisits his provocative message with an expanded edition that connects its message to current events. With a new introduction by bestselling historian Jemar Tisby ( The Color of Compromise) and a new afterword by Pannell, this compelling, heartfelt plea to the church will help today’s readers take a deeper look at the complexities of institutional racism and the unjust systems that continue to confound us. Both pastoral and prophetic, Pannell doesn’t hold back in truth-telling nor in his expression of deep love for the church.
    This new edition of The Coming Race Wars will inspire you to open your eyes wider, discover a more holistic view of Christ’s gospel, and become an active participant in addressing America’s racial injustices.

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  • Where Goodness Still Grows

    $18.99

    Where Goodness Still Grows challenges evangelical culture and rediscovers a faith deeply rooted in a return to Jesus Christ’s life and ministry. The evangelical church in America has reached a crossroads. Social media and recent political events have exposed the fault lines that exist within our country and our spiritual communities. Millennials are leaving the church, citing hypocrisy, partisanship, and unkindness as reasons they can’t stay.

    In this book, Amy Peterson laments the corruption and blind spots of the evangelical church and the departure of so many from the faith.

    But she refuses to give up hope.Where Goodness Still Grows dissects the moral code of American evangelicalism and puts it back together in a new way. Amy writes as someone intimately familiar with, fond of, and also deeply critical of the world of conservative evangelicalism. She writes as a woman and a mother, as someone invested in the future of humanity, and as someone who just needs to know how to teach her kids what it means to be good. She reimagines virtue as a tool, not a weapon; as wild, not tame; as embodied, not written. Reimagining specific virtues, such as kindness, purity, modesty, hospitality, and hope, Amy finds that if we listen harder and farther, we will find the places where goodness still grows.

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  • Still Breathing : 100 Black Voices On Racism – 100 Ways To Change The Narra

    $25.99

    I’m empowered, exhausted, devastated, and exhilarated in equal measure.

    A young woman in Britain today describes her feelings about the protests following the murder of George Floyd. Searching her own experience, sisters and brothers across Britain and her borders, share the same emotions. How has each been jolted by racism and Empire across Britain?

    Many years ago, night fell on a five-year-old aspiring actress. One dream, one hope, she kept breathing. Yet she knew the world thought her ugly because the system did not value her brown skin. A descendant of generations of Britons, who have encountered racism, she kept breathing. The girl thought of her Caribbean ancestors, who not only survived but also formed a rich culture from the torture that was their world.

    Alongside this narrative, ninety-nine others join the chorus. Following a cast of 100 voices across Britain and gathering strength from the wider Pan African community, this legacy book reveals both hopes and frustrations. Whether actress, poet, shopkeeper, Member of Parliament, Dame, or doctor, each voice sets up a hopeful new conversation about racism in Britain. Each lived experience adds to a colourful tapestry of optimism so future generations can pause, take stock and keep breathing.

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  • Dear White Peacemakers

    $29.99

    Dear White Peacemakers is a breakup letter to division, a love letter to God’s beloved community, and an eviction notice to the violent powers that have sustained racism for centuries.

    Race is one of the hardest topics to discuss in America. Many white Christians, fearing hurt feelings, misunderstanding, and anger, avoid talking about it altogether. But everything we know about overturning racism relies on white people becoming aware and engaging in change. Dear White Peacemakers is an encouraging and thoughtful guide for white Christian peacemakers on the journey to racial justice, gently pointing out blinds spots and reminding such readers that they have a vital part in this hard work and holy calling. Based in the Sermon on the Mount, this book offers everyday practices for transforming white shame, fragility, saviorism, and privilege and for building beloved community as an anti-racist peacemaker.

    Author Osheta Moore is a trusted leader for peacemakers and racial justice advocates and also a Black pastor in an interracial marriage who has served predominantly white congregations for over ten years.

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  • Dear White Peacemakers

    $18.99

    Dear White Peacemakers is a breakup letter to division, a love letter to God’s beloved community, and an eviction notice to the violent powers that have sustained racism for centuries.

    Race is one of the hardest topics to discuss in America. Many white Christians, fearing hurt feelings, misunderstanding, and anger, avoid talking about it altogether. But everything we know about overturning racism relies on white people becoming aware and engaging in change. Dear White Peacemakers is an encouraging and thoughtful guide for white Christian peacemakers on the journey to racial justice, gently pointing out blinds spots and reminding such readers that they have a vital part in this hard work and holy calling. Based in the Sermon on the Mount, this book offers everyday practices for transforming white shame, fragility, saviorism, and privilege and for building beloved community as an anti-racist peacemaker.

    Author Osheta Moore is a trusted leader for peacemakers and racial justice advocates and also a Black pastor in an interracial marriage who has served predominantly white congregations for over ten years.

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  • Hope Always : How To Be A Force For Life In A Culture Of Suicide

    $17.99

    Every single day, someone you know is thinking about committing suicide. It isn’t just one or two-ten million Americans will consider killing themselves in the upcoming year. Dr. Matthew Sleeth believes Christians-and our churches-should be the first to offer hope. Are we prepared to do so?

    As a physician and minister, Dr. Sleeth shares his personal and professional experiences with depression and suicide, challenging Christians to become part of the solution. With sound medical principles finding their rightful place beside timeless biblical wisdom, Hope Always offers the practical and spiritual tools that individuals, families, and churches need to help loved ones who are stressed and struggling.

    In Hope Always, you will find:
    *research-based and scientifically grounded information about the suicide epidemic,

    *biblically based information to start a conversation about the spiritual and emotional battles that so many of us face, and

    *a practical toolkit to consult when a loved one is dealing with suicidal ideation.

    After reading Hope Always, you will have the resources at your fingertips to build communities of hope that help save lives!

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  • Doom : The Politics Of Catastrophe

    $30.00

    All disasters are in some sense man-made.

    Setting the annus horribilis of 2020 in historical perspective, Niall Ferguson explains why we are getting worse, not better, at handling disasters.

    Disasters are inherently hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises. and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted, or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all.

    Yet in 2020 the responses of many developed countries, including the United States, to a new virus from China were badly bungled. Why? Why did only a few Asian countries learn the right lessons from SARS and MERS? While populist leaders certainly performed poorly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Niall Ferguson argues that more profound pathologies were at work–pathologies already visible in our responses to earlier disasters.

    In books going back nearly twenty years, including Colossus, The Great Degeneration, and The Square and the Tower, Ferguson has studied the foibles of modern America, from imperial hubris to bureaucratic sclerosis and online fragmentation.

    Drawing from multiple disciplines, including economics, cliodynamics, and network science, Doom offers not just a history but a general theory of disasters, showing why our ever more bureaucratic and complex systems are getting worse at handling them.

    Doom is the lesson of history that this country–indeed the West as a whole–urgently needs to learn, if we want to handle the next crisis better, and to avoid the ultimate doom of irreversible decline.

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  • Death In The City

    $24.99

    A Redesign of the Classic Work by Francis A. Schaeffer

    Few Christians have had a greater impact on the Christian response to modernism and postmodernism during the last half of the twentieth century than Francis A. Schaeffer. A man with penetrating insight, his works offer a seemingly prophetic perspective of the future that anticipated shifts in culture long before they happened.

    In this redesigned edition of Death in the City, Schaeffer offers a simple response to the rejection of biblical principles by modern culture-commitment to God’s word as truth. Looking at the weeping prophet, Jeremiah, and his lament over the impending destruction of Jerusalem, Schaeffer shows that when the intellectual and spiritual foundation of a society fails, the society itself is destined to crumble. Schaeffer uses this death in the city as a warning siren, encouraging readers to respond to the constantly changing culture, not by hiding away, but by living each aspect of life in supernatural communion with the Lord.

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  • Christian Left : How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked The Church

    $16.99

    The church has been invaded.

    The Christian Left unveils how liberal thought has entered America’s sanctuaries, exchanging the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for the trinity of diversity, acceptance, and social justice. This in-depth look at church history, world politics, and pop culture masterfully exposes the rise and agenda of the Christian Left. Readers will learn how to:
    *identify and refute the lies of the Christian Left;
    *uncover the meaning of love as Jesus defined it;
    *navigate controversial subjects such as abortion, gender identity, and the doctrine of hell;
    *gain confidence in upholding biblical values;
    *come face-to-face with the person of Jesus, who is neither left nor right but the embodiment of truth and grace.

    Join Lucas Miles as he shows you how to minister to those around you with love and compassion in order to elevate God’s truth, justice, and wisdom.

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  • Fighting For Life

    $26.99

    With raw and intimate stories from both her personal life and public activism, Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action and the face of the millennial pro-life movement, presents a guidebook for becoming a force for good in a broken world.

    This book will show you how to
    *understand your own talents and wounds so you can build a solid foundation as you fight for change;
    *overcome insecurities and imposter syndrome and become a leader through practice;
    *find inner courage and confidence in the face of obstacles and criticism; and
    *bounce back from mistakes to continually grow and make a long-lasting impact.

    Do you see the world’s pain and injustice and wish you could do something about it? Do you want to make a difference but don’t know where to begin?

    As a fifteen-year-old girl, Lila Rose started Live Action in her family’s living room out of a deep passion to defend the rights of the most vulnerable among us and to expose the abortion industry. In the sixteen years since, she has built the largest and most engaged online following in the pro-life movement, addressed members of the European Parliament and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and been named as one of the National Journal’s 25 most Influential Washington Women Under 35. Now she is opening up her heart and drawing on her experiences to speak to all those who want to be a force for change but need guidance on how to start. Lila guides readers from the beginning thoughts of, How can I help? to, Yes, I can be a force for good, and I can start today, providing a much-needed handbook on how to truly make a difference in today’s world.

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  • Insanity Defense : Why Our Failure To Confront Hard National Security Probl

    $27.99

    An insider’s account of America’s ineffectual approach to some of the hardest defense and intelligence issues in the three decades since the Cold War ended.

    Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. As a nation, America has cycled through the same defense and intelligence issues since the end of the Cold War. In Insanity Defense, Congresswoman Jane Harman chronicles how four administrations have failed to confront some of the toughest national security policy issues and suggests achievable fixes that can move us toward a safer future.

    The reasons for these inadequacies are varied and complex, in some cases going back generations. American leaders didn’t realize soon enough that the institutions and habits formed during the Cold War were no longer effective in an increasingly multi-power world transformed by digital technology and riven by ethno-sectarian conflict. Nations freed from the fear of the Soviets no longer deferred to America as before. Yet the United States settled into a comfortable, at times arrogant, position as the lone superpower. At the same time our governing institutions, which had stayed resilient, however imperfectly, through multiple crises, began their own unraveling.

    Congresswoman Harman was there–as witness, legislator, exhorter, enabler, dissident and, eventually, outside advisor and commentator. Insanity Defense is an insider’s account of decades of American national security–of its failures and omissions–and a roadmap to making significant progress on solving these perennially difficult issues.

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