As human beings—image bearers of our Creator—we are designed with longings to have impact, to have significance, and to be loved well. Yet pain, caused by the sins others have committed against us, or guilt, caused by the sins we have committed against others, constantly work to undermine our ability to live joyfully and abundantly according to our divine design. What can we do about it?
In Redeeming Relationships – Healing the Brokenhearted, author John O’Hair draws poignantly from his own experiences in dealing with both pain and guilt, and shares lessons learned from the great personalities and stories in the Bible—to help you understand pain and guilt, address the common response patterns to each one, and become equipped to trust God for your healing individually and, even better, through the power of community. Discover how confession and repentance are the keys to living in the freedom God has intended for you. $12.99 Buy Now
This is a book about Millennials, but it’s more than that.
Throughout time, the churches, organizations, cities, companies, and places that have changed their world in a changing world have been deeply intergenerational. Being intergenerational allowed them to launch people and ideas, achieve their mission, and see greater impact. Creative: Designing Churches That Engage Generations Together introduces readers to the three-part Creativity Framework they used, and what it looks like for the church today. This book is designed to be a quick but in-depth conversation starter for church leaders, Millennials, and passionate advocates of younger generations, and provides:
– Practical insights into Millennials and the world they and the rest of us live in, and why they aren’t the problem but a window into shaping an exciting future for the church
– Key techniques for designing churches that engage generations together to launch people and ideas
– Actionable strategies for implementing your Creative Church
Zach Yentzer distilled years of investigation, consulting, and practical experience to write a to-the-point guide for viral churches that engage the generations together. Zach is the founder and curator of 100 Creative Cities, an online learning network and movement for designing the Creative Church. $9.99 Buy Now
Does the body of Christ resemble Jesus’ prayer? Are we praying with Jesus that it would? It isn’t easy.
Jesus’ John 17 prayer is far more strategic, central to the New Testament, and instructive than we realize—and it’s working! In the largely unchurched city of Tucson, AZ, countless people are turning to the Christian Church as an expression of the love of God for everyone in the city in areas such as foster care and places like the public schools. In an increasingly divided and immature world, Jesus prayed the answer.
This second book from David Drum details new challenges and insights to his role of being an “employee” of John 17. He’ll unpack the blessings that have emerged through six years of full time devotion to seeing Jesus’ prayer answered in his city. Join the adventure as he shares unexpected trials, while expanding your understanding of exactly what unity/harmony is, how it works in multiple settings, and how you can draw even closer to Christ in the process. $12.99 Buy Now
“Moe, are you going to give me back my church?”
When God posed this strong but simple “yes” or “no” question to Pastor Moe Redding, he was ready to quit the ministry. His plans to establish a megachurch in the affluent Phoenix suburb of Chandler were not being realized, and his frustration—and ego—were eating away at his hope, his family, and his future. Something had to change.
But his immediate response of, “Lord, it is yours,” set him on a new, unexpected, and transformative path as a pastor and as a Christian, and led to his church, Light of Christ, becoming a Spirit-led, servant ministry whose members give their lives away, first to the Lord and then to others. In Pure Power! Spirit-led Ministry for Spirit-starved People, Moe will poignantly and positively share what the Lord did for him, and the amazing way God used the church board of Light of Christ to revolutionize his ministry as a pastor. You’ll also read how the Holy Spirit brought faithful followers of Jesus and Spirit-led ministries into his life at just the right time, inspiring him to trust Jesus even more and take the next step as a follower of the Good Shepherd. All glory to God!
Whether you are a pastor, ministry leader, or simply someone ready to take the next step with Jesus, Pure Power! Spirit-led Ministry for Spirit-starved People will show you how to repent, rededicate, restructure, refocus, and rejoice as you listen to Jesus, follow His leading to serve others, and become the true disciple He created you to be! Joy will be your reward. $14.99 Buy Now
In Christian Character: Remade in the Image of God (Volume 1), Frank Martin explores in depth the biblical model of Christian character or spiritual maturity, and what Christian disciples look like when the process of inner transformation is completed when they are recreated in the image of God. This book is the result of considerable biblical research and many years of putting biblical principles to work in Frank’s personal walk with Christ. $12.99 Buy Now
As sisters, Lille and Claire couldn’t be more different. Yet their lives can’t help but intersect time and again as each one deals with the delights and disappointments of childhood, the tragedies and triumphs of war, and the conflicts and cautious camaraderie of adulthood–all in the countryside of France and other surprising destinations. In this timeless tale of love given and love taken away, discover how this squabbling and sometimes sensational sibling relationship culminates in this prequel to Wooden Angel: The Guardian. $12.99 Buy Now
“It’s All in a Lifetime.”
Two constants exist in the life of Claudette. The first is a wooden angel given to her when she was a baby in France from a young man, one of her mother’s lovers who also may have been her father. The other is the words of her maiden Aunt Claire who reminded Claudette, “It’s all in a lifetime.” And indeed it is—for Wooden Angel: The Guardian gives us the story of Claudette from her early years in France to her later life in the United States. Journey with Claudette from France to the U.S. and decide if her life’s story is a tragedy of being her mother’s victim or a triumph of making her own choices. $12.99 Buy Now
Syria! The center of the Middle East powder keg, it’s the setting for No Blossoms on the Pistachio Trees. As civil strife there increases, Professor Elias Jabril discovers both unexpected hope for his personal faith and a surprising romance that blossoms into love. However, heartache soon follows as Jabril’s wife and son are irreversibly swept into the violence. Meanwhile, he and two engineers are conscripted by the Assad regime to conduct a secret security evaluation of dams on the Euphrates River—an assignment that ultimately reveals a clandestine operation, results in his abduction, and threatens to destroy everyone he loves.
Will the professor yield to the demands of his captors and kill thousands, or will logic—and another chance at love—prevail? $12.99 Buy Now
“This isn’t about you, Jacki…I will get the glory.”
When Jacquelyn D. Murray was diagnosed with a rare and deadly Stage IV cancer, she made a decision to walk like, act like, and look like she’d already been healed. After all, that’s what God told her was going to happen, and she wanted to experience cancer with grace – God’s grace shining through her.
But that didn’t mean it was going to be easy. Through harsh chemotherapy, brutal radiation, and unexpected spiritual attack, join Jacki on her journey of faith and discover how you can have hope in God in your most trying circumstances. $12.99 Buy Now
“I want to have a testimony…”
When Wendy Larson uttered those words to her mother at 17 years of age, she had no idea of the journey she was about to begin…an arduous climb that would bring her face to face not only with her own mortality, but the end of her dream to have a family. Or so she thought.
Join Wendy as she tells her warm, sometimes whimsical, and always vulnerable story from being a precocious child and “normal” teenage girl longing for more, to becoming a woman whose death-defying struggles and persevering faith have helped her discover and experience a hope and zest for life you’ll find infectious and inspiring.
My Climb will give you the confidence to know you can make it through anything life throws in your path. Take the first step today. $12.99 Buy Now
Do you see yourself as a masterpiece? God’s masterpiece?
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Yet you may see yourself as anything but a masterpiece. Is there a better way? Yes!
In Life Palette, Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love takes the concepts he’s learned as a successful painter and as a longtime pastor to teach you that God is the master artist—but you give Him the palette to dip His brush in and paint a masterpiece on the canvas of your life. Each chapter gives you practical, biblical insight you can immediately apply to create a personal Life Palette (comprised of your decisions and lifestyle choices) that’ll pave the way for God to paint your life as the masterpiece He created you to be.
Discover your endless potential and priceless value! Take out your Life Palette and make it all it needs to be. The master artist is waiting for you. $12.99 Buy Now
We are better together! We each hold a piece of the puzzle to our community’s needs.
You’re likely familiar with Jesus’ prayer that His followers would be one. Less well-known is how strategic and timely this prayer is as well as how instructional the prayer is about the kind of unity Jesus is praying for. Combine Jesus’ prayer with the apostle Paul’s citywide analogy, and you have a gift that provides powerful direction for how the body of Christ is supposed to operate in every city—direction that could provide the very societal transformation we so desperately seek and need.
Unity for any group requires work and intentionality. Building on Jesus’ prayer and Paul’s analogy, Jesus’ Surprising Strategy examines five levels of unity, each building on the previous one, and each providing a practical, biblical means for the roles you can play to fulfill Jesus’ prayer in our day, in your relationships, and in your city. It concludes with a case study of how this is beginning to be realized in Tucson, Arizona.
David Drum encourages, instructs, and reveals his personal journey toward seeing Christian unity as a mandate worthy of your very best effort. $12.99 Buy Now
Jesus’ Surprising Strategy is also available in Spanish $12.99 Buy Now