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Colorful Connections : 12 Questions About Race That Open Healthy Conversati$17.99Add to cart
Encourages ordinary Christians to engage in real talk together about race and change
There are a lot of conversations happening in homes and churches about difficult and timely topics–but when it comes to race, too many Christians stay silent. They may be overwhelmed, or worry about saying the wrong thing.
Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld–two women of different races who didn’t know each other well before this project–believe there’s a clear path to meaningful discussion about racism with someone of a different skin color. Instead of avoiding hard conversations, they enter a transparent and open dialogue about race, privilege, bias, and discrimination.
Readers will witness a real-time process as these two women walk their journey of self-reflection, discovery, and healing. Lori and Saundra demonstrate how to give voice to pain without blame, how to express anger without ridicule, and how to ask questions without guilt. After reading the pages filled with vulnerable personal stories, biblical teaching, conversation starters, and practical next steps readers will be equipped to have their own healthy conversations.
This book is for all who see God in ethnic diversity and want to be part of a true and deep understanding process. In these pages, there is hope to heal the racial divide and bring together the body of Christ.
Hope For Ukraine$18.99Add to cart
Part narrative, part wartime dispatch, Hope for Ukraine–written by the father of an adopted Ukrainian son–transports you into the gritty reality of war-torn Ukraine and the frontlines of God’s miraculous intervention. From the refugee camps and border crossings to the homes of Ukrainian residents whose neighborhoods are being bombed–to the microvan full of orphans fleeing Russian tanks–these stunning firsthand accounts prove that nothing, not even the fear and horrors of war, can separate us from the miracle-working love of God.
Along with sharing dramatic “boots on the ground” stories, this book also takes you into the heart of the conflict, revealing the spiritual implications of Russia’s invasion, what the responsibility of the Church is, and what the Holy Spirit is saying in these unprecedented times. As the world holds its collective breath, God has a redemptive plan–for Ukraine, for those displaced by war, and for you. It’s time for the Church to rise up in boldness and take our place in his unfolding story.
Forgiven And Set Free$15.99Add to cart
No matter what influences a woman to end a pregnancy, the physical, psychological, and spiritual side effects are real and not always anticipated. Feelings of guilt, shame, and grief become a heavy burden, and many women feel that they will never be free, that no one understands, that God will never forgive them. But there is hope.
Linda Cochrane has been there. With an understanding spirit and a gentle hand, she guides hurting women to bring their emotional scars “out of the dark past and into his holy light” where true and lasting healing can take place. Cochrane delves into the Scriptures to offer help with issues such as relief, denial, anger, forgiveness, depression, letting go, and acceptance.
For every woman yearning for the peace of God’s forgiveness, this study can be the first step to healing and wholeness.
Zero Hour America$23.00Add to cart
America has lost its way. And America will fall–unless.
Revolution? Oligarchy? Or homecoming? Americans are approaching a zero hour for the republic and its distinctive view of ordered freedom. America is caught between two revolutions and alternately suppresses and squanders freedom with a prodigal carelessness, with little understanding of the responsibilities that freedom requires.
Os Guinness warns that if America abandons its distinctive ideals and ideas, we will have carved into the chronicles of history yet another example of the failure of a free society. Like other crucial times in world history, the present crisis is a civilizational moment and also a pivot point that could lead to national renewal. Outlining seven key foundation stones of freedom, Guinness lays out a pathway for defining and ordering freedom, righting national wrongs, and passing freedom’s baton from generation to generation.
Human freedom is precious and rare, and citizens who prize it must do what it takes to renew and sustain societies that are free for all of their members. America’s window of opportunity is brief, and the alternative to renewal is bleak. The present moment must not be missed.
Talking To Your Children About Race$5.99Add to cart
Conversations about race and ethnicity can be uncomfortable. Often parents don’t know what to say or how to say it. It might seem easier to duck a hard, confusing subject, but your children are already learning about race from the world around them. But are they hearing what God has to say in the Bible?
Pastor Jerome Gay Jr. equips parents for conversations about race, helping you take an active role in ensuring that your children are given a biblically rooted and gospel-saturated view of race and ethnicity. Learn tips for discussing issues of injustice and biblical reconciliation, as well as proactively engaging and learning from others from different ethnic backgrounds. By not shying away from this topic, we will be equipping our children as kingdom citizens who reflect Jesus to a polarized world.
Celebrities For Jesus$24.99Add to cart
Many Christian leaders use their fame and influence to great effect. Whether that popularity resides at the local church level or represents national or international influence, many leaders have effectively said to their followers, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” But fame that is cultivated for its own sake, without attendant spiritual maturity and accountability, has a shadow side that runs counter to the heart of the gospel. Celebrity–defined as social power without proximity–has led to abuses of power, the cultivation of persona, and a fixation on profits.
In light of the fall of famous Christian leaders in recent years, the time has come for the church to reexamine its relationship to celebrity. Award-winning journalist Katelyn Beaty explores the ways fame has reshaped the American church, explains how and why celebrity is woven into the fabric of the evangelical movement, and identifies many ways fame has gone awry in recent years. She shows us how evangelical culture is uniquely attracted to celebrity gurus over and against local institutions, and she offers a renewed vision of ordinary faithfulness, helping us all keep fame in its proper place.
How To Be A Patriotic Christian$17.00Add to cart
What does it mean to love our country?
Some Christians see loyalty to America as central to our faith and identity. Other Christians are skeptical that our nation warrants such devotion or attachment. But Richard Mouw encourages Christians to have a healthy sense of national peoplehood that promotes civic kinship and responsible citizenship. He navigates between Christian nationalism on one hand and cynicism about country on the other to avoid the perils of both idolatry and disengagement.
Mouw grapples with sticky questions such as how to honor national holidays in church and the place of protests in forging a more perfect union. Placing love of country in the context of Christian love of neighbor, he sees patriotism as an expression of our heavenly citizenship and a call to help our country be a place where all people can thrive in peace.
Mouw’s winsome and wise reflections direct our patriotic affections toward the civic good of others within our churches and in our communities. This guide helps us travel together on a shared national journey toward liberty and justice for all.
Analog Christian : Cultivating Contentment, Resilience, And Wisdom In The D$17.00Add to cart
The digital age is in the business of commodifying our attention.
The technologies of our day are determined to keep us scrolling and swiping at all costs, plugged into a feedback loop of impatience, comparison, outrage, and contempt. Blind to the dangers, we enjoy its temporary pleasures, unaware of the damage to our souls.
Jay Kim’s Analog Church explored the ways the digital age and its values affect the life of the church. In Analog Christian, he asks the same question of Christian discipleship. As the digital age inclines us to discontentment, fragility, and foolishness, how are followers of Jesus to respond? What is the theological basis for living in creative resistance to the forces of our day? How can Christians cultivate the contentment, resilience, and wisdom to not only survive but to thrive as we navigate the specific challenges of our age?
Next Sunday : An Honest Dialogue About The Future Of The Church$17.00Add to cart
Will future generations find a church worth fighting for?
A great reckoning is underway in the church today: a naming and exposing of the exclusivity, abuse, racism, patriarchy, and unchecked power that have marked evangelical Christianity for far too long. What kind of church will emerge on the other side?
Like many families, the Beaches have been wrestling with this question. Together, Nancy and Samantha represent two generations: Nancy, a boomer, was a key player in the megachurch movement that revolutionized global ministry during the ’80s and ’90s, while Samantha, a millennial, is willing to abandon those massive buildings and celebrity cultures and find out whether the foundation holds. Each chapter offers their individual experiences and perspectives on a challenge facing the church and considers the way forward.
Filled with deep introspection and keen insight, Next Sunday is a vulnerable conversation about what the church has been–and what it can be.
My Body Is Not A Prayer Request$19.99Read more
The church has forgotten that we worship a disabled God whose wounds survived resurrection, says Amy Kenny. It is time for the church to start treating disabled people as full members of the body of Christ who have much more to offer than a miraculous cure narrative and to learn from their embodied experiences.
Written by a disabled Christian, this book shows that the church is missing out on the prophetic witness and blessing of disability. Kenny reflects on her experiences inside the church to expose unintentional ableism and cast a new vision for Christian communities to engage disability justice. She shows that until we cultivate church spaces where people with disabilities can fully belong, flourish, and lead, we are not valuing the diverse members of the body of Christ.
Offering a unique blend of personal storytelling, fresh and compelling writing, biblical exegesis, and practical application, this book invites readers to participate in disability justice and create a more inclusive community in church and parachurch spaces. Engaging content such as reflection questions and top-ten lists are included.
Christianity And Modern Medicine$25.97Add to cart
Raises and considers common issues, cutting through the moral fog in medical science
Christianity and Modern Medicine raises moral questions that were merely hypothetical just
decades ago. Moreover, traditional moral models are incessantly challenged by the medical community at large, shifting the conversation to patient and societal rights within a framework of moral relativism and rendering the decision-making process morally vague and confusing.
In Christianity and Modern Medicine, bioethicist Mark Wesley Foreman and attorney Lindsay C. Leonard delve into the major ethical issues facing today’s medical professionals with the purpose of providing principles and guidelines for making critical ethical decisions where medical knowledge, technologies, and capabilities are constantly evolving. Topics covered include:
– procreational ethics
– genetic ethics
– medical research
– clinical ethics
– physician-assisted suicide
– legal issues
While Christianity and Modern Medicine is designed specifically for students planning careers in the medical field, it is accessible to any Christian interested in steering through the moral fog in the practice of medicine today.
Now What : How To Move Forward When We’re Divided About Basically Everythin$17.97Add to cart
The hosts of the top-rated Pantsuit Politics podcast offer an invitation and insights into building connection and community despite our differences, finding shared values and ways to constructively engage in creating a better world together.
Jesus And Gender$24.99Add to cart
Loving one another as sisters and brothers in Jesus
Many Christian women and men carry heavy burdens. Much teaching on gender relations, roles, and rules binds the conscience beyond what Scripture actually teaches. Gender has become a battleground for power. But God created men and women not to compete for glory but to cooperate for his glory.
In Jesus and Gender, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher paint a new vision for gender-Christ’s gentle and lowly heart. The centrality of the gospel has been lost in gender debates. Our ultimate example is Jesus, our humble king, who used his power to serve others. So we must rethink our identities, roles, and relationships around him. Christ transformed enemies into family. Men and women are allies in God’s mission.
Drawing from Scripture and experience, Fitzpatrick and Schumacher show how Jesus’s example speaks to all areas of our lives as men and women, including vocation, marriage, parenting, friendships, and relating to each other as sisters and brothers in Christ. Real–life testimonies from a variety of Christians-including Christine Caine, Justin Holcomb, Karen Swallow Prior, and others-show a variety of men and women freed to pursue their gifts for God’s glory.
Fitzpatrick and Schumacher’s perspective untangles what God has said about gender from what he hasn’t. By coming to Jesus, women and men can find rest.
God Vs Government$17.99Add to cart
“Welcome to our peaceful protest.”
In the spring of 2020, churches across North America were forced to close their doors in an effort to protect citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of mounting fear and hostility, Christians were forced to grapple with how God wanted them to respond to these well-intentioned yet harmful mandates. After all, didn’t the closure of churches pose a serious threat when people were in need of spiritual direction more than ever?
God vs. Government tells the story of two churches’ bold decisions to reopen even though official mandates asked them to remain closed. Convicted by the call in Hebrews 10:25 for churches to assemble together, pastors John MacArthur and James Coates led their congregations to return to in-person meetings-and in the process, found hostile governing authorities taking action against them.
How can we as Christians know how best to respond when the state encroaches upon the church? God vs. Government looks to the Bible for answers about remaining faithful to our heavenly Father’s commands even when society tells us to do otherwise. You’ll be encouraged by this call to live with discernment and hope, trusting God to do what only He can do no matter what the circumstances.
Silencing Of The Lambs$22.99Add to cart
How long will the church’s voice be drowned out by the roar of the enemy?
After reading this book, you will understand the critical issues threatening the spread of the gospel in America, and how you can play a part and no longer be a “silent lamb” drowned out by the voices of secularism, liberalism, and pagan thinking in America.
If you are a conservative living in America today, there is a target on your back. If you are a Christian conservative, that target is even bigger. If you are a Christian conservative who refuses to bow down to the spirit of the age, the spirit of political correctness, that target is so big that you are a marked man or woman. A person like that–like you!–must be silenced.
So says today’s cultural elite, who are making it increasingly difficult for Christians to stand up and live out their faith. In The Silencing of the Lambs, Dr. Michael L. Brown lays out what is happening in the world around us–from the assault on children in schools and on college campuses to the unprecedented censorship of Christians and conservatives through Big Tech. He then maps out strategies for how we can turn the pitfalls into platforms and find courage in the midst of opposition.
The Word of God cannot be bound. The church cannot be cancelled. This book sounds the alarm, alerting Christians to the increasing censorship, opposition, and even persecution believers are facing today, and calls them to remove the muzzle, take their place as the church in this nation, and turn the tide.
Beyond Racial Division$17.99Add to cart
Efforts at colorblindness and antiracism have not been very effective in addressing racial tensions in the United States.
Colorblindness ignores the realities of race and the history of injustice. On the other hand, antiracism centers racial concerns and in so doing often alienates people who need to be involved in the process. Sociologist George Yancey offers an alternative approach to racial relations where all parties contribute and are mutually accountable to one another for societal well-being. He provides empirical rationale for how collaborative conversations in a mutual accountability model can reduce racial division. History and societal complexity mean that different participants may have different kinds of responsibility, but all are involved in seeking the common good for all to thrive. Avoiding unilateral decisions that close off dialogue, Yancey casts a vision for moving beyond racial alienation toward a lifestyle and movement of collaborative conversation and mutuality.
How Should We Think About Homosexuality$9.99Add to cart
Gain an informed perspective on Christianity and homosexuality.
There are many misconceptions about Christianity and homosexuality. Christians are often perceived as being simply reactionary or behind the times. We can sometimes speak where we do not understand. We can do better. Do you have an informed and biblical view on homosexuality?
In How Should We Think About Homosexuality?, Mark. A. Yarhouse brings his expertise to bear on this question. If we are to speak with clarity and conviction, we must first be informed. Christianity has long held a sexual ethic regarding creation, family, and sexuality, and Christians must know how to relate to other views of sexuality. Yarhouse considers how to think about recent scientific findings and sexual identity language before suggesting avenues of fruitful discipleship for same–sex attracted Christians.
The Questions for Restless Minds series applies God’s word to today’s issues. Each short book faces tough questions honestly and clearly, so you can think wisely, act with conviction, and become more like Christ.
When Angels Fight$17.99Add to cart
As seen on The Today Show
The stunning, incredible story of Leslie F. King, from her life as a teenage runaway to a trafficked sex worker to a heroic advocate for other trafficked women in her community and around the country. Her ministry, Sacred Beginnings, provides housing and help for sex workers coming off the streets, with Leslie walking directly into the night to bring them hope–and bring them home.
Beyond her own compelling story, Leslie and those she’s encountered over the years–including police officers, judges, and other advocates–share what to look for, what needs to change, and how you can make a difference in your own community.
Lies We Are Told The Truth We Must Hold$14.99Add to cart
We are surrounded by lies. They are incorporated into the worldview of our culture. We daily absorb them, and these lies can have deadly effects on individuals, societies and whole civilisations.
Sharon James investigates the origins of some of these lies and looks at how we have got to the point where ‘my truth’ is as valid as ‘your truth’, and absolute truth is an outdated way of thinking. In examining the evidence of history, she highlights the consequences of applying dangerous untruths. She also looks at how Christians often respond to the culture’s lies – in silence, acquiescence or celebration of them – and why these responses can be as harmful as the lies themselves.
In the second part she turns to the truth which leads to real liberation and justice. She shows why we don’t need to be ashamed of Christ, or intimidated by the claims of those who are militantly opposed to the Bible.
This book aims to equip Christians to navigate the minefield of current claims. To understand our inherent human significance, to know genuine freedom, and to work for real justice, we need to know the truth.
Heart Of Racial Justice$17.99Add to cart
Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces.
It hinders our effectiveness as one body of believers. It damages our witness. Why won’t this problem just go away? Because it is a spiritual battle. What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice, hatred, and fear? We must employ spiritual weapons–prayer, repentance, forgiveness. In this book Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation. Read this book if you want to learn how to:
*use your faith as a force for change, not as a smoke screen for self-protection
*embrace your true self and renounce false racial identities
*receive and extend forgiveness as an act of racial reconciliation
*experience personal transformation through the healing of painful racial memories
*engage in social action by developing ongoing crosscultural partnerships
This classic is now part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press. It includes a list of definitions and a discussion and activity guide for groups. A new companion Bible study is also available.
Restless Devices : Recovering Personhood, Presence, And Place In The Digita$24.00Add to cart
We’re being formed by our devices.
Today’s digital technologies are designed to captivate our attention and encroach on our boundaries, shaping how we relate to time and space, to ourselves and others, even to God. Our natural longing for relationship makes us vulnerable to the industrializing effects of social media. While we enjoy the benefits of digital tech, many of us feel troubled with its power and exhausted by its demands for permanent connectivity. Yet even as we grow disenchanted, attempting to resist the digital powers that be might seem like a losing battle. Sociologist Felicia Wu Song has spent years considering the personal and collective dynamics of digital ecosystems. She combines psychological, neurological, and sociological insights with theological reflection to explore two major questions:
*What kind of people are we becoming with personal technologies in hand?
*And who do we really want to be?
Song unpacks the soft tyranny of the digital age, including the values embedded in our apps and the economic systems that drive our habits. She then explores pathways of meaningful resistance that can be found in Christian tradition–especially counter-narratives about human worth, embodiment, relationality, and time–and offers practical experiments for individual and communal change. In our current digital ecologies, small behavioral shifts are not enough to give us freedom. We need a sober and motivating vision of our prospects to help us imagine what kind of life we hope to live–and how we can get there.
Making Faith Magnetic$16.99Add to cart
As followers of Jesus, we know that the good news is deeply attractive. But we often fear that to those on the outside, it comes across as irrelevant or even repellent. Sometimes the Christian worldview feels so out of step with everything else going on that we don’t know how to share our faith.
However, author Daniel Strange wants to show you that the connections are there–in fact, the longings that our culture cannot help but express are the very ones that Jesus fulfils.
Building on the work of theologian J.H. Bavinck, Dan reveals five recurring themes that our culture can’t stop talking about, or, as he puts it, the “five permanent ‘itches’ that in our work, rest, and play, we have to vigorously scratch.” From TV to books to social media, these are the questions we can’t stop asking and the tensions we can’t stop wrestling with–and Jesus speaks powerfully into each one.
This book will help you to spot these connections in our culture, excite you about how Jesus makes sense of humankind’s deepest questions and longings, and equip you to speak of him to others in a way that is truly magnetic.
Focus On The Future$24.99Add to cart
FOREWORD BY JAMES DOBSON
The culture won’t change your faith. But it will challenge it.
This book will equip you to protect your family, your society, and your convictions in a world that increasingly challenges your Christian faith.
Tim Clinton an eminent American counselor and associate of the revered James Dobson, believes this moment in American history is a reprieve. It is a moment to take stock. It is a moment to prepare. It is a moment to focus on the future.
We must know the season we are in and prepare to maximize our opportunities as we engage in the cultural battles that are sure to befall us. In his stirring new book, Focus on the Future, Clinton provides a learned overview of our embattled liberties, the intents of our Founding Fathers, and the heroic efforts of individuals such as Dobson to preserve those intentions. Clinton arms readers for the days ahead by tackling topics such as the following:
*The new war on the American family and how we can change America one family at a time
*The power of righteous masculinity and the forces determined to destroy it
*The battle against abortion
*How neuroscience is changing our approach to healing the traumatized, our veterans, and our society as a whole
Clinton is not just a wise counselor. He is also a warrior summoning other warriors to their great cause. He challenges readers by chronicling the global persecution of the Christian faith and by telling believers how they can make a difference. Focus on the Future is both a culmination of decades of learning and activism as well as a cutting-edge response to today’s events.
The future is bright, victories are destined, and great things await the faithful who prepare. We can indeed have vital families in a thriving nation and see righteousness pervade our land.
You Are Not Your Own$22.00Add to cart
“You are your own, and you belong to yourself.”
This is the fundamental assumption of modern life. And if we are our own, then it’s up to us to forge our own identities and to make our lives significant. But while that may sound empowering, it turns out to be a crushing responsibility–one that never actually delivers on its promise of a free and fulfilled life, but instead leaves us burned out, depressed, anxious, and alone. This phenomenon is mapped out onto the very structures of our society, and helps explain our society’s underlying disorder. But the Christian gospel offers a strikingly different vision. As the Heidelberg Catechism puts it, “I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.” In You Are Not Your Own, Alan Noble explores how this simple truth reframes the way we understand ourselves, our families, our society, and God. Contrasting these two visions of life, he invites us past the sickness of contemporary life into a better understanding of who we are and to whom we belong.
So Much To Live For$16.99Add to cart
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.
Enemies And Allies$26.99Add to cart
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
Death Of Porn$16.99Add to cart
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.
Christians In A Cancel Culture$15.99Add to cart
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.
Hope For Healing From Domestic Abuse$17.99Add to cart
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.
Liberty For All$19.99Add to cart
Christians are often thought of as defending only their own religious interests in the public square. They are viewed as worrying exclusively about the erosion of their freedom to assemble and to follow their convictions, while not seeming as concerned about publicly defending the rights of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, and atheists to do the same.
Andrew T. Walker, an emerging Southern Baptist public theologian, argues for a robust Christian ethic of religious liberty that helps the church defend religious freedom for everyone in a pluralistic society. Whether explicitly religious or not, says Walker, every person is striving to make sense of his or her life. The Christian foundations of religious freedom provide a framework for how Christians can navigate deep religious difference in a secular age. As we practice religious liberty for our neighbors, we can find civility and commonality amid disagreement, further the church’s engagement in the public square, and become the strongest defenders of religious liberty for all. Foreword by noted Princeton scholar Robert P. George.
Women Rising : Learning To Listen, Reclaiming Our Voice$17.00Add to cart
Fresh out of college, hating her job, and searching for meaning, Meghan Tschanz left everything to join a mission trip around the globe, and quickly witnessed oppression experienced by women that she never thought possible.
Over the next several years, she befriended women around the globe who had survived sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, and violence so extreme Meghan wondered at the woman’s survival. Through listening to their stories, Meghan started to notice a pattern–one that pointed to systems of injustice that harmed and held women back–systems, Meghan realized, she was often complicit in. She was changed. Returning to the United States, Meghan became keenly aware of how the teachings and messaging surrounding women in her own upbringing were part of the problem. In the process, she began to find her voice, one that spoke out against injustice and moved her into tension with her Christian community. Women Rising is Meghan Tschanz’s personal journey of transformation. But it’s also a Christian blueprint for anyone wanting to confront injustice against women while pointing to a biblical standard for gender equality. With humility and grit, Meghan calls Christian women to amplify their voices for righteousness–and she calls the church to listen.
Posting Peace : Why Social Media Divides Us And What We Can Do About It$16.99Add to cart
Why is everyone so angry online?
The internet seems to have brought the world together only so we can tear each other apart. Social media platforms have become toxic and polarizing environments. Many of us are overwhelmed and disillusioned by the endless online conflict and negativity. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? The internet is changing not only how we communicate but also what we communicate. Pastor and former radio host Douglas Bursch provides a spiritual examination of why social media divides people and how Christians can address polarization through a ministry of peacemaking. He unpacks how technology radically changes the way we communicate–digital media dehumanizes and disembodies us, dulling our ability to know when to speak and when to remain silent. But healthy online communication is possible through a constructive posture of reconciliation. Bursch offers practical examples of how to proactively manage social media and handle online conflict in redemptive, reconciling ways. Change the discourse of online Christian communication. Discover how we can use social media in a positive, Christ-like manner.
Magna Carta Of Humanity$24.99Add to cart
In these stormy times, loud voices from all fronts call for revolution and change.
But what kind of revolution brings true freedom to both society and the human soul? Cultural observer Os Guinness explores the nature of revolutionary faith, contrasting between secular revolutions such as the French Revolution and the faith-led revolution of ancient Israel. He argues that the story of Exodus is the highest, richest, and deepest vision for freedom in human history. It serves as the master story of human freedom and provides the greatest sustained critique of the abuse of power. His contrast between “Paris” and “Sinai” offers a framework for discerning between two kinds of revolution and their different views of human nature, equality, and liberty. Drawing on the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Guinness develops Exodus as the Magna Carta of humanity, with a constructive vision of a morally responsible society of independent free people who are covenanted to each other and to justice, peace, stability, and the common good of the community. This is the model from the past that charts our path to the future. “There are two revolutionary faiths bidding to take the world forward,” Guinness writes. “There is no choice facing America and the West that is more urgent and consequential than the choice between Sinai and Paris. Will the coming generation return to faith in God and to humility, or continue to trust in the all sufficiency of Enlightenment reason, punditry, and technocracy? Will its politics be led by principles or by power?” While Guinness cannot predict our ultimate fate, he warns that we must recognize the crisis of our time and debate the issues openly. As individuals and as a people, we must choose between the revolutions, between faith in God and faith in Reason alone, between freedom and despotism, and between life and death.
Nonviolence : The Revolutionary Way Of Jesus$17.99Add to cart
In a unique narrative approach, Sprinkle begins by looking at how the story of God as a whole portrays violence and war, drawing conclusions that guide the reader through the rest of the book.
With urgency and precision, he navigates hard questions and examines key approaches to violence, driving every answer back to Scripture. Ultimately, Sprinkle challenges the church to “walk in a manner worthy of our calling” and shape our lives on the example of Christ.
Nonviolence: The Revolutionary Way of Jesus is biblically rooted, theologically coherent, and prophetically challenging. It is a defining work that will stir discussions for years to come.
Embodied : Transgender Identities, The Church, And What The Bible Has To Sa$19.99Add to cart
Compassionate, biblical, and thought-provoking, Embodied is an accessible guide for Christians who want help navigating issues related to transgenderism. Preston Sprinkle draws on Scripture as well as real-life stories of individuals struggling with gender dysphoria to help readers understand the complexities and emotions of this highly relevant topic. With careful research and an engaging style, Embodied explores:
*What it means to be transgender, nonbinary, and gender-queer, and how these identities relate to being male or female
*Why most stereotypes about what it means to be a man and woman comes from the culture and not the Bible
*What the Bible says about humans created in God’s image as male and female, and how this relates to transgender experiences
*Moral questions surrounding medical interventions such as sex reassignment surgery
*Which pronouns to use and how to navigate the bathroom debate
*Why more and more teens are questioning their gender
Written for Christian leaders, pastors, and parents, Embodied fills the great need for Christians to speak into the confusing and emotionally charged questions surrounding the transgender conversation.
Talking About Ethics$29.99Add to cart
An accessible introduction to ethics through engaging dialogues
Talking About Ethics provides the reader with all of the tools necessary to develop a coherent approach to ethical decision making. Using the tools of ethical theory, the authors show how these theories play out in relation to a wide variety of ethical questions using an accessible dialogue format. The chapters follow three college students as they discuss today’s most important ethical issues with their families and friends, including:
*Legalization of narcotics
*The environment, and many more
The engaging dialogue format illustrates how these topics often take shape in the real world, and model critical thinking and Christian ethical decision making. Study aids in each chapter include overviews, sidebars, reflection questions, glossaries, and recommended reading. Ideal as a textbook for undergraduate ethics courses, it is also accessible enough for high school classes and personal study.
We Will Not Be Silenced$17.99Add to cart
When You Want to Speak Up but Aren’t Sure What to Say
You’ve witnessed-and experienced-how Christians are silenced or intimidated because of their beliefs. To merely uphold biblical perspectives is rejected as bigotry and even hatred. Certain segments of today’s culture are quick to shame and pressure everyone to conform to their expectations.
If you find yourself becoming discouraged by the growing tide of hostility, We Will Not Be Silenced will lift your heart by revealing you are not alone in this battle, while also giving you guidance on how to live your faith with courage. You will learn how to…
*identify the harmful views being normalized in America and respond to them with truth and gentleness
*thrive in the face of persecution and display Christlike love through your words and actions
*show genuine compassion to those who live secular lifestyles without affirming their life choices
We Will Not Be Silenced will equip you to move beyond fear and joyfully accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him more than ever before.
Redeeming Warriors : Veteran Suicide, Grieving And The Fight For Faith$15.99Add to cart
Twenty-two veterans take their own lives every day. The word “tragic’ only begins to describe the brokenness of this painful reality. Josh Holler, Marine Corps veteran and pastor, argues that veteran suicide is not primarily a problem born out of exposure to combat and PTSD, but out of a broken relationship between people and God. He tells some of the stories of men he has known and addresses the reality of the reason veteran suicide is such a problem.
Redeeming Power : Understanding Authority And Abuse In The Church
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Power has a God-given role in human relationships and institutions, but it can lead to abuse when used in unhealthy ways. Speaking into current #metoo and #churchtoo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the forms power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.
Although many Christians want to prevent abuse in their churches and organizations, they lack a deep and clear-eyed understanding of how power actually works. Internationally recognized psychologist Diane Langberg offers a clinical and theological framework for understanding how power operates, the effects of the abuse of power, and how power can be redeemed and restored to its proper God-given place in relationships and institutions. This book not only helps Christian leaders identify and resist abusive systems but also shows how they can use power to protect the vulnerable in their midst.
Screen Kids : 5 Relational Skills Every Child Needs In The Tech-Driven Worl$15.99Add to cart
Has Technology Taken Over Your Home?
In this digital age, children spend more time interacting with screens and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with family. Though technology has its benefits, it also has its harms.
In Screen Kids Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes. Through stories, science, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learn how to:
*Protect and nurture your child’s growing brain
*Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
*Recognize the warning signs of gaming too much
*Raise a child who won’t gauge success through social media
*Teach your child to be safe online
This newly revised edition features the latest research and interactive assessments, so you can best confront the issues technology create in your home. Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy relationship with screens and an even healthier relationship with others.
Left To Their Own Devices$13.99Add to cart
Communications technology is advancing at such speed, heralding a world of choice and opportunity, that we sometimes struggle to navigate each new turn. And yet, with technology, as with life, we need to equip our children to make good choices and to deal with all the hidden dangers, as well as to take hold of the positive opportunities. Fully revised and updated to keep pace with this quickly changing digital world, Katharine Hill’s clear, informative book explores the impact of the digital world on teenagers and younger children. Offering encouragement, wisdom and practical advice on topics such as screen time, social media and consumer culture, as well as how to tackle some of the more serious issues of online bullying, grooming and pornography, this book is a lifeline for parents, carers and teachers in an age of digital confusion. Whether you are a new parent or living with teenagers, a stranger to Snapchat or have 500 followers on Twitter, this book is for mums and dads who want to confidently parent in a world of screens.
Liturgy Of Politics$17.00Add to cart
A generation of young Christians are weary of the political legacy they’ve inherited and are hungry for a better approach. They’re tired of seeing their faith tied to political battles they didn’t start, and they’re frustrated with leaders they thought they could trust. Kaitlyn Schiess grew up in this landscape, and understands it from the inside. In The Liturgy of Politics, Schiess shows that the church’s politics are shaped by its habits and practices, even when it’s unaware of them. Spiritual formation, and particularly a focus on formative practices, are experiencing a renaissance in Christian thinking-but these ideas are not often applied to the political sphere. Schiess insists that the way out of our political morass is first to recognize the formative power of the political forces all around us, and then to recover historic Christian practices that shape us according to the truth of the gospel.
Make America Good Again$12.99Add to cart
America is great because she is good,
and if America ever ceases to be good,
she will cease to be great.
Everyone is upset about something – from fake news to political correctness and everything in between.
In Make America Good Again, Joe Battaglia offers alternative perspectives on today’s hot-button issues, such as gun legislation, immigration policy, and climate change initiatives, and frames them within biblical principles.
Learn to cut through toxic political rhetoric, return to faith-based morality, and lead the charge in restoring our nation’s true greatness.
Stay Salt : The World Has Changed – Our Message Must Not$16.99Add to cart
Helps Christians to share their faith in today’s world confidently and effectively.
The world has changed in so many ways, and many of us no longer feel confident when it comes to evangelism, especially with the rise of hostility towards Christian points of view. Keeping quiet is becoming our default position. Yet the world has not changed in one way-it still needs Jesus.
Renowned evangelist Becky Pippert draws on decades of conversations about Christianity around the world to call and equip ordinary Christians to share Jesus through their ordinary day-to-day conversations. She shows that by leaning on our extraordinary God, such conversations can, and often do, have extraordinary results. They will transform hearts, transform society, and transform the world!
Weaving Bible teaching with compelling stories, ‘Stay Salt’ is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era. It will give readers the confidence to share Jesus like Jesus-relevantly, thoughtfully, and effectively.
Contains discussion questions for small groups at the end of each chapter.
Abortion : Christian Compassion, Convictions And Wisdom For Today’s Big Iss$4.99Add to cart
Our culture is locked in a battle between two opposing worldviews on abortion. How should Christians advise those who are considering, or feeling the pressure to abort their child? How can we help those who are struggling with the emotional and spiritual fallout from abortion? What stance should we take in the public arena, and how should we conduct ourselves in conversations on these subjects?
In this short book, Lizzie Ling and Vaughan Roberts survey the Christian worldview and help us to think biblically, speak wisely and act compassionately as we engage with the people, the questions and the heartache surrounding abortion, in a society with very different values.
Myth Of The American Dream$22.00Add to cart
Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power.
These are the central values of the American dream. But are they actually compatible with Jesus’ command to love our neighbor as ourselves? In essays grouped around these four values, D. L. Mayfield asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our own choices, and the ways those choices affect our neighbors. Where did these values come from? How have they failed those on the edges of our society? And how can we disentangle ourselves from our culture’s headlong pursuit of these values and live faithful lives of service to God and our neighbors?
Born Again This Way$16.99Add to cart
As a Christian who experiences same-sex attraction, is it possible to live a life that’s faithful and fuilfiing? Rachel Gilson wants to show you that it is. Living as a Christian with same-sex attraction is not just a case of limping to the finish line–it’s possible to run the race with joy.
In this powerful and personal book, she describes her own unexpected journey of coming out and coming to faith… and what came next. As she does so, she addresses many of the questions that Christians living with same-sex attraction are wrestling with: Am I consigned to a life of loneliness? How do I navigate my friendships? Will my desires ever change? Is there some greater purpose to all this? What comes next, and next, and next?
Drawing on insights from the Bible and the experiences of others, Born Again This Way provides assurance and encouragement for Christians with same-sex attraction, and paints a compelling picture of discipleship for every believer. Whatever your sexuality, this book is an inspiring testimony of how a life submitted to Jesus will be fulfilling and fruitful–but not always in the ways we might expect.
Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With$12.99Add to cart
Christians are increasingly seen as outdated, restrictive and judgmental when it comes to sex before marriage, cohabitation, homosexuality, gender identity or transgender rights. In fact for many people, this issue is one of the biggest barriers for them considering Christianity.
Sam Allberry, author of many books including Is God Anti-gay sets out God’s good design for the expression of human sexuality, showing that God himself is love and that only he can satisfy our deepest desires.
It is a great reminder of the Bible’s positive blueprint for love, sex and marriage and ideal for giving away to people who may see this as a stumbling block for belief.
Not If But When$12.99Add to cart
Pornography is wreaking havoc in our culture destroying families, and marriages. One of the greatest tools the enemy has used when it comes to pornography has been this: silence.
Too many parents have been embarrassed or felt ill-equipped to deal with this subject, so they don’t talk about it at all.
This book is meant to be read alongside your child. It is pitched at seven to twelve-year-olds. While you may protest that seven is too young, please note that the average age of porn exposure is now eight years-old. Plus, wouldn’t you want your children to be exposed to the truth of God’s Word about sex before they hear lies from the world?
As you introduce your children to the stories of Sarah or Samuel you will negotiate together the problems, challenges and truths of God’s wonderful gift of sex.
* Girls Story
* Boys Story
*Each chapter has a scripture reading and two teaching points.
If I Could Speak$12.99Add to cart
So begins the correspondence from an unborn baby to her mother. Making an impassioned plea to her mother to not abort her, she shares her hopes and fears with the woman who can control whether she lives or dies. These letters are an appeal to all who read them to choose life.
Healing Racial Trauma$17.00Add to cart
People of color have endured traumatic histories and almost daily assaults on their dignity. Professional counselor Sheila Wise Rowe exposes the symptoms of racial trauma to lead readers to a place of freedom from the past and new life for the future. With Rowe as a reliable guide who has both been on the journey and shown others the way forward, you will find a safe pathway to resilience.
From Risk To Resilience$16.99Add to cart
Girls and women are transforming the world. Will the church support them?
Educating women is the most effective way to combat extreme poverty, slash child mortality rates, and build healthy communities. But first a girl must navigate the minefields of childhood and adolescence. Will she get pregnant or finish her education? Will she be trafficked or taught a trade? Will she be abused by authority figures or equipped for leadership?
From Risk to Resilience weaves the stories of young women between the ages of twelve and twenty-one into a tapestry of hope. Author and gender justice advocate Jenny Rae Armstrong illuminates dangers common to women and girls around the world: gender-based violence, child marriage, healthcare gaps, and damaging social attitudes. She also delves into narratives of women in Scripture, examining theologies of oppression that contain and crush women’s potential, and theologies of shalom that lift women up.
Drawing on resources from the gender justice movement and from heroines of the Bible, Armstrong offers a stirring call to action, with practical ways that churches and individuals can help girls around the globe thrive.
Affirming Gods Image$16.99Add to cart
What is a knowledgeable, faithfully biblical response to transgenderism?
In Affirming God’s Image, J. Alan Branch takes a fair, respectful, and factual tone in addressing this complex issue through a biblical lens.
*Scientific research around the transgender experience
*An Overview of the history of transgenderismImportant terminology surrounding gender issues
*Why people pursue gender reassignment surgery, and what happens after
*How to navigate conversations around this topic
The book ends with two practical chapters for families and churches, giving you guiding principles for how to address this issue in a loving, Christ–honoring way.
The first step to responding well to any situation is understanding it. Affirming God’s Image equips you with the biblical, scientific, and practical knowledge you need for a wise response.
Addiction Nation : What The Opioid Crisis Reveals About Us$17.99Add to cart
“Opioids claim the lives of 115 people per day. One of them could have been me.”
When a near-fatal illness led his doctors to prescribe narcotics, media consultant Timothy McMahan King ended up where millions of others have: addicted. Eventually King learned to manage pain without opioids–but not before he began asking profound questions about the spiritual and moral nature of addiction, the companies complicit in creating the opioid epidemic, and the paths toward healing and recovery.
We have become a society not only damaged by addiction but fueled by it. In Addiction Nation, King investigates the ways that addiction robs us of freedom and holds us back from being fully human. Through stories, theology, philosophy, and cultural analysis, King examines today’s most common addictions and their destructive consequences. In stark yet intimate prose, he looks not only at the rise of opioid abuse but at policy, pain, virtue, and habit. He also unpacks research showing patterns of addiction to technology, stress, and even political partisanship.
Addiction of any kind dims the image of God and corrupts who we were created to be. Addiction Nation nudges us toward healing from the ravages of addiction and draws us toward a spirituality sturdy enough to sate our deepest longings.
Fight Forward : Reclaim The Real You$17.99Add to cart
I’m not good enough. It’s my fault. I am alone. I am worthless. The voices and lies you give power to shape who you are and attempt to hijack your identity, twisting your perspective on God, family, career, church, and other relationships. Whose voice are you listening to?
You are a champion by God’s design. In Fight Forward, Brenda Crouch bravely shares her story of overcoming the abuse she suffered as a child and an adult. She offers practical solutions that will help you – find courage to dismantle the faade and embrace your true identity.
– break the cycle of a victim mindset and trust the power of God to set you free.
– discover the strength to say no to users and learn to recognize authentic love.
– ditch self-ambition and explore the wealth of your divine purpose.
– find your voice and help others heal.
Be propelled into favor and fulfillment as you listen to God’s voice. He wants you to know the relevance of your authentic value and the unique purpose for which you were born.
Raising White Kids$18.99Add to cart
With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.
Church And Foster Care$15.99Add to cart
With roughly 500,000 children and growing in America’s foster care system, the new mission field for the church is clear. The Church & Foster Care shows how to simply engage in life-giving ministry to an underserved community. From real-life situations, foster care parent, educator, and advocate Dr. John DeGarmo lays out why God is calling the church to become involved. Sharing from the decades of support he received from his local church, this book is filled with practical and manageable suggestions on how to meet practical needs while planting seeds of faith.
Reaching Your Addicted Loved One$16.99Add to cart
As a teenager, Victor Torres was a gang warlord and heroin addict on New York City’s violent streets. Through the ministry of David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, Victor had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and came to realize that God had a purpose for his life. Victor has spent the last forty-five years helping tens of thousands of young men and women find freedom from drug addiction and gang life. Now, he answers your toughest questions about your addicted loved one. Without pulling punches or promising easy answers, Victor provides wisdom and expertise that can lead you toward success.
Some of the questions Victor addresses are…
-How can I know if my loved one has a substance abuse problem?
-How can I tell the difference between helping and enabling?
-What if my loved one refuses to get help?
-When should I call the police?
-What should we look for in a treatment program?
-What can I expect when my loved one comes out of treatment?
-How do I prepare for relapse?
God did not create your loved one to be an addict or a loser. On the contrary, God created him or her for a better life. Although, for the moment, it may seem like you are losing your loved one, they still have a God-given destiny and a purpose. No matter how bad the picture may look now, there is always hope.
Significant Others : Understanding Our Non Christian Neighbors$14.99Add to cart
1. Introduction: Does God Hear Their Prayers?
2. Our Jewish Neighbors
3. Our Muslim Neighbors
4. Our Hindu Neighbors
5. Our Buddhist Neighbors
6. Our Sikh Neighbors
7. Our Baha’i Neighbors
8. Our Jain Neighbors
9. Our Native American Neighbors
10. Our Chinese Neighbors
11. Our Shinto Neighbors
12. Bookends: What I Have Learned
A generation ago, most Americans had little or no contact with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or any other adherents of non-Christian religions. Now our culture is much more pluralistic. In addition to these “others,” many Westerners, disenchanted with Christianity, are more inclined than they were a generation ago to dabble in new spiritual alternatives that were not as readily available here before. Many Christians feel intimidated by these changes.
Many Christians don’t know how to engage their newest non-Christian neighbors in conversation, partly because they feel ignorant about the religions practiced by others. Significant Others seeks to fill this knowledge gap so readers will become more acquainted with the religious backgrounds of devout non-Christians they are meeting, as well as with the growing number of American people who claim no religious affiliation at all.
Each chapter outlines the major world religions according to their significant founders or leading figures, significant beliefs and practices, significant sects and developments, and significant points of contact and points of contrast with Christian faith.
Love First : Ending Hate Before Its Too Late$14.99Add to cart
This is not just a book to inspire more love; it’s a revolutionary call to love better.
“A terrible virus has spread across the planet and turned the human race into bloodthirsty monsters. Mankind’s only hope for survival is . . .” Originally part of the tagline for the sci-fi thriller, I Am Legend, these lines describe the undercurrent of unrest and turbulence in our world. The virus we face is hate-an epidemic infecting social media, politics, neighborhoods, and homes. Communities of believers, which should be clinics with the cure, are instead suspected of being primary carriers of the virus.
But there is hope. Hate, even in its most nefarious forms, is no match for the matchless love modeled by Jesus. Love is his cure for the sick and dying world. Historians, sociologists, and theologians agree that we are experiencing the most fundamental changes in global society in the last five hundred years. And while the church has a lofty vision and mighty power, we are disastrously unprepared. This book presents an understandable, practical, and doable approach to loving others with such clarity and conviction that the world will truly know the God who loves us first.