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Staying Is the New Going
Author: Alan Briggs
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631464809
Pages: 208
Year: 2015-09-01
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Do you get tired sitting in a pew? Have you ever fantasized about traveling to the other side of the world, telling people about the good news of Jesus Christ? Wake up and look around: The world is right here, waiting for the Good News to make itself known. For too long we’ve outsourced God’s work in the world to missionaries “out there” at the ends of the earth. In reality, God wants us to love our neighbor right next door. He wants us to pray for the welfare of our zip code, to witness to the world outside our window. He wants us to be the church, the people of God, in conversation and meaningful engagement with the people God loves outside the walls of the church. The stories in this book will change the way you look at your city and provide insights into how you can be an authentic Christian.
Everyone's a Genius
Author: Alan Briggs
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 071808229X
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-09-19
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Believe it or not, everyone's a genius at something. We just need to uncover and release it for the sake of the world. Every member of your church comes with a unique set of God-given skills and talents. As a church leader, you have the weighty task of uncovering and validating them. Your challenge is to help your members identify and unleash their gifts to bring glory to God. But in our selfie-focused society, this task can feel overwhelming. God doesn't see two groups: his gifted children and the rest of us. He didn't give the Great Commission only to the extremely talented—musicians, writers, artists, pastors, and church staff. He gave it to all of us. To each of us. So, how do we help our members find their "sweet spots" of service in the kingdom? In Everyone's a Genius, author, pastor, and leadership consultant Alan Briggs, shares his belief that bringing out the abilities of often overlooked Christians—those whose unique skill sets are not as easily identifiable—remains a key component that will determine the church's impact in this and coming generations. This is an inspiring look at how we can more effectively motivate Christians to leverage their personal abilities for Christ. The truth is, reading this book is risky! It can change how you see every person you're leading. It can make you see your community differently. It can help you find gifts within your church family that will surprise you. It can also unlock something within you that you never knew mattered to God. It can expand your vision of the world, deepen your appreciation for "the least of these," and refocus the mission of your church. Perhaps God will use this book to take you on a journey toward a more appropriate theology of creativity. Yes, it’s a risk, but a risk we simply must take to impact the world for Jesus. Are you in?
Ready or Not
Author: Drew Moser, Jess Fankhauser
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631467980
Pages: 224
Year: 2018-04-03
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Discerning a calling is a messy undertaking. You are already involved in many good things now, even as you are being called to many good things in your future. The good life—good work, good relationships, good citizenship, good faith—is to be enjoyed now and pursued on every horizon. We are living out the Kingdom of God even as we seek it. Ready or Not is a much-needed resource for young people on exploring the complexity of vocation in empowering, not prescriptive, ways. After exploring four foundational questions for emerging adulthood—Who is God? Who am I? How have I been shaped? What are my contexts?—you will work through interactive chapters covering the contours of adulthood, including: spirituality, family, community, and work. Explore the full depths of your twenties with bravery and vulnerability! With insight into life skills, personal growth, and spirituality, Ready or Not will set you on a faithful trajectory for a good and meaningful life.
Desiring God
Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
Pages: 411
Year: 2011-01
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?
Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496403711
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-02-24
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2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category) Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. In All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
How to Stay Christian in College
Author: J. Budziszewski
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612917232
Pages: 192
Year: 2014-05-09
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When students go to college, they’re leaving behind their network of support and heading to a world with different perspectives, responsibilities, and expectations. Even for those going to “Christian” colleges, there’s no guarantee they won’t face challenges to their faith. So how do students stay Christian in college? How do they stay open about their faith in the face of potential ridicule? A must-read for every college student, How to Stay Christian in College will guide readers through the maze of campus realities. J. Budziszewski discusses the foundations of the Christian faith and directly addresses different worldviews and myths that students may encounter at college. Filled with quotes, statistics, resources, stories, and encouragement, this book will equip students to conquer the dangers that lie ahead.
The Purpose Driven Life
Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310276993
Pages: 334
Year: 2006-08-01
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A #1 New York Times bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life will help you understand why you are alive and reveal God's amazing plan for you---both here and now, and for eternity. Rick Warren will guide you through a personal forty-day spiritual journey that will transform your answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? Knowing God's purpose for creating you will reduce your stress, focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give meaning to your life, and most important, prepare you for eternity. 'Movie stars and political leaders aren't the only ones turning to Rick Warren for spiritual guidance. Millions of people---from NBA and LPGA players to corporate executives to high school students to prison inmates---meet regularly to discuss The Purpose Driven Life.'---Time
Next Door as It Is in Heaven
Author: Lance Ford, Brad Brisco
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631464981
Pages: 208
Year: 2016-08-01
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There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities. No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.
Guardrails
Author: Alan Briggs
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1631464361
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-09-15
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An estimated 4,000 churches are planted every year. An estimated 3,700 churches close every year. It’s not easy starting or sustaining a vital Christian witness of any kind. It’s even harder when there’s no structure to support the good work you’re doing. Guardrails offers structure to your good impulse to follow the great commission to go and make disciples right where you are. Guardrails provides six principles that allow for sustainable growth in a church’s mission, for the health of God’s people and the sake of the world.
Not Yet Married
Author: Marshall Segal
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433555484
Pages: 208
Year: 2017-06-20
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Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.
The God Scrolls
Author: Michael Rhodes
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 0982597045
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Year: 2018-01-09
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A group of ancient Egyptian priests uncover an evil alien and Anunnaki plot to enslave the souls of mankind for all eternity. Unable to defeat the enemy in the past, Tumaini and the rest reincarnate in the present to do battle with the reptilians, the Illuminati, and the New World Order. They must race against the clock to remember who they are, restore their powers, and decipher the many clues they had left behind if there is to be any hope for humanity’s freedom.
The Daniel Prayer
Author: Anne Graham Lotz
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310344859
Pages: 288
Year: 2016-05-10
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Many people today find that their prayers don’t “work.” And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary “clutter” in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the “pray-ers” don’t. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help. The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. An answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon. Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works. This book will help you pray effectively for your nation, for your families, and for yourself.
Dialogue with My Daughters
Author: Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr., Glm Omnimedia Group LLC
Publisher: St. Paul Press
ISBN: 0983832854
Pages: 182
Year: 2011-11-18
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Many young women in our country today are growing up without a father or father-figure in their lives. Some women have had fathers around but their daddies never had heart-to-heart talks with them. Some women remember things their fathers shared with them, and would like to hear those things again. Whatever your age or situation as a woman, this book is for you! (It can also help fathers learn how to have those all-important conversations with their own daughters.) Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. has written this book from a father's heart. You will find him talking openly and honestly about handling your beliefs, your bodies, your brains, your business, and your blessings. You will find these pages filled with a variety of topics, such as: learning to appreciate the "you" God created, avoiding impulse shopping, knowing what to look for in a mate, thinking as God thinks, and many other things. Whatever you are going through, you will find a word here that speaks to you and your situation. This book is based on the Word of God and it is written by a pastor who cares about you and wants to see you live a full, rich, abundant life!
The Wiersbe Bible Commentary: New Testament
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Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434766659
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Renovate
Author: Léonce B. Crump, Jr.
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1601425554
Pages: 224
Year: 2016-02-16
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God is not wiping this world away. He is in the midst of renovating it. Léonce Crump, lead pastor of Renovation Church in the urban core of Atlanta, invites you to do what God did when He wanted to make a difference in this world – move in. Whether you’re a pastor looking to plant a church, a missionary preparing to serve in a far-off land, a family preparing to move into a new community, or a follower of Jesus simply looking to engage more deeply in your current neighborhood, Léonce reveals how our agendas can often sabotage achieving real change in our world. Léonce takes you on a journey to understand what he calls “the ministry of presence” which he himself learned the hard way after planting a church in one of the most violent areas of Atlanta. Léonce and his family found that, before we can preach or reach others, we must first know the story of a place and its people – especially since skin color, cultural norms, and economic status often isolate us more than bringing us together. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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