2020 Christian Book Award ®: Christian Living Finalists
Faith for Exiles: 5 Proven Ways to Help a New Generation Follow Jesus and Thrive in Digital BabylonDavid Kinnaman, Mark MatlockBaker Books / 2018 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
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Today's youth live in a society where skepticism, hyper-rationalism, and atheism can smother belief. How do we convince the next generation to follow Jesus? Offering groundbreaking insights, the authors share five formational practices---developing meaningful relationships, cultural discernment, mentoring opportunities, vocational discipleship, and a strong identity in Christ---to help young people cultivate a resilient faith. 229 pages, hardcover from Baker.
Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God's ImageDr. Paul Brand, Philip YanceyIVP Books / 2019 / Hardcover$15.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews Video
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Discover this updated and combined edition of two bestselling books! The human body holds endlessly fascinating secrets. The resilience of skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles—your physical being is knit according to a pattern of stunning purpose. Now Gold Medallion winners Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and In His Image have been completely revised and updated to offer a new audience timeless reflections on the body. Join renowned leprosy surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and bestselling writer Philip Yancey on a remarkable journey through inner space—a spellbinding account of medical intervention, pain and healing, and the courage of humanity. Discover here the eternal truths revealed by our seemingly ordinary existence. The human body is a window into the very structure of God's creation and a testament to God's glory.
Giving Is the Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and JoyRandy AlcornTyndale House / 2019 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Can we live the "good life" without being selfish? Alcorn says "yes!" Presenting the biblical principles of generosity together with practical stories of people who've put them into practice, he encourages us to expand our dreams of serving Jesus in fresh ways. His real-life models provide not just words to remember but footprints to follow. 300 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.
Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and PurposeRebekah LyonsZondervan / 2019 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
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Daily struggles with anxiety and stress make it difficult to receive God's peace. In Rhythms of Renewal, beloved author Rebekah Lyons draws from her own battle with depression and anxiety and shares a pathway to establish four life-giving rhythms that quiet inner chaos and make room for a flourishing life.
Hard times come for all in life, with no real explanation. When we walk through suffering, it has the potential to devastate and destroy, or to be the gateway to gratitude and joy.
Elisabeth Elliot was no stranger to suffering. Her first husband, Jim, was murdered by the Waoroni people in Ecuador moments after he arrived in hopes of sharing the gospel. Her second husband was lost to cancer. Yet, it was in her deepest suffering that she learned the deepest lessons about God.
Why doesn't God do something about suffering? He has, He did, He is, and He will.
Suffering and love are inexplicably linked, as God's love for His people is evidenced in His sending Jesus to carry our sins, griefs, and sufferings on the cross, sacrificially taking what was not His on Himself so that we would not be required to carry it. He has walked the ultimate path of suffering, and He has won victory on our behalf.
This truth led Elisabeth to say, "Whatever is in the cup that God is offering to me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many more joys, I'm willing to take it because I trust Him."
Because suffering is never for nothing.
How do you feel about how you feel?
Our emotions are complex. Some of us seem able to ignore our feelings, while others feel controlled by them. But most of us would admit that we don't always know what to do with how we feel.
The Bible teaches us that our emotions are an indispensible part of what makes us human--and play a crucial role in our relationships with God and others. Exploring how God designed emotions for our good, this book shows us how to properly engage with our emotions--even the more difficult ones like fear, anger, shame, guilt, and sorrow--so we can better understand what they reveal about our hearts and handle them wisely in everyday moments.