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  • Good Kids Gone Bad

    $17.99

    Good Kids Gone Bad: Straight Talk from a Prodigal Who Came Home focuses on themes of addiction prevention and recovery geared towards caregivers, parents or individuals caring for those caught in the struggles of substance abuse. The text ties in practical and anecdotal stories along with how God can do the miraculous in helping to change and redeem lives caught in addiction.

    Author Joe Maxim, has firsthand experience dealing with the darkness of addiction. Both he and his wife Chris, have sought to help others recover from their personal battles through their organization Young Overcomers United (YOU).

    Maxim sees great benefit from sharing these prevention techniques. He testifies that, “Having witnessed hundreds of situations and from walking with recovering addicts, I believe there are clear warning signs and actionable steps that can be taken long before recovery is necessary.”

    For those who may require additional care, steps to recovery are available, and it’s here that Maxim spends more time to better deal with this vital, difficult work. Maxim mentions, “All of the work I do in my ministry is in recovery. While you may not share my calling to help hundreds of young people recover from addictions, you may very well have an addict in your life who you long to see set free from the chains of addiction that bind them.”

    This book from Joe Maxim is passion project that will be a great aid in ministering to the souls, minds, and bodies of those dealing with addiction and the people that care for them.

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  • Good Shepherd : Forty Biblical Insights On Leading And Being Led

    $19.99

    Learn from the Good Shepherd how to lead in your home, church, or community. After spending months among Bedouin shepherds in the Middle East, Tim Laniak offers 40 short readings that explore every leader’s responsibility to provide, protect, and guide. Each chapter begins with observations from Tim’s travels, continues with insights into Bible stories about shepherding, and concludes with what this means for you in your own spheres of influence.

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  • Discipleship As Holy Collaboration

    $18.00

    In this practical guide, Yolanda Solomon offers biblical exposition and personal narratives to help us become disciples who are invited by Jesus to collaborate with God in a sacred group project. With a discussion guide and multiple step-by-step praxis activities, this book will encourage, equip, and reignite your passion to disciple others.

    Many Christians don’t disciple others because they think it’s the church leaders’ responsibility. But Jesus commanded all his disciples to go and make disciples. If we’re honest, many of us hesitate to disciple others because we don’t feel qualified, fear we’ll do more harm than good, and think we don’t have time for it. Yolanda Solomon provides a practical guide to help us become disciples who are empowered by Jesus to make disciples.

    Through biblical exposition and personal narrative, Solomon describes the beauty of discipleship in a way that will (re)ignite your passion to disciple others. Discipleship as Holy Collaboration describes the traits of a disciple and examines how disciples are made as people encounter a love that empowers and compels them to continue Jesus’ mission. She walks us through the life of Jesus, pointing out numerous examples of embodied discipleship that we can implement in our own context. Solomon describes Jesus’ call to make disciples as an invitation to collaborate with God in a sacred group project. The book also includes a discussion guide and multiple step-by-step praxis activities to encourage and equip you to answer the call.

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  • So God Made A Mothers Story

    $18.99

    How much do you really know about your mother?

    You know her favorite color. You know how she takes her coffee. You know she’d do anything for you. But do you know her story? What did she worry about as she rocked a baby in the middle of the night? What is she proudest of? How does she hope to be remembered? What is her legacy?

    So God Made a Mother’s Story is an inspirational guided journal that invites a woman to share her heart-in her own handwriting-with generations to come.

    From the creators of the bestselling book So God Made a Mother, this companion keepsake is filled with thoughtful questions, writing prompts, and space for a mother or mother figure to write about life before and beyond motherhood. Heartwarming quotes from a chorus of mothers are scattered throughout. Here she can share about her history, her hopes and dreams and fears-in a language of love that too often goes unspoken.

    With this keepsake journal, you’ll discover answers to questions you may have never thought about, like:

    *What is your earliest memory?
    *Who were your best friends growing up and what were they like?
    *How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a mother?
    *What was your most frequent prayer?
    *What’s the kindest thing someone has ever done for you or said to you?

    The perfect gift for any mother, So God Made a Mother’s Story is an invitation to go deeper into a mother’s unique story and create a keepsake those who love her will cherish forever.

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  • Gospel In Life Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video Grace Changes Everyth (Stu

    $21.99

    Join bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller in an eight-week video Bible study on the gospel and how to live it out in all aspects of life-from your community to the world at large.

    The Gospel in Life video Bible study (video streaming code included) begins with the city, your home now: the world that is. The final week closes with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home: the world that is to come.

    Throughout this eight-week ascent-from earthly work to the final revelation of grace-you’ll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you can live as a disciple of Jesus Christ in this world, right now, even as you look forward to the promise we have in him. Discover how grace really does change everything.

    Sessions and video run times:

    *City – The World That Is (11:30)
    *Heart – Three Ways to Live (12:00)
    *Idolatry – The Sin Beneath the Sin (12:00)
    *Community – The Context for Change (11:30)
    *Witness – An Alternate City (11:30)
    *Work – Cultivating the Garden (11:30)
    *Justice – A People for Others (12:30)
    *Eternity – The World That Is to Come (11:00)

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself-with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Abingdon Preaching Annual 2025

    $30.99

    The local pastor’s go-to resource for weekly sermon planning.

    The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2025 is Lectionary-based and follows the calendar year (January – December). It includes special days like Maundy Thursday and Ash Wednesday, and indexes for Scriptures and themes, to assist preachers with non-Lectionary sermons.

    Each entry begins with a preacher-to-preacher prayer for preparation, then moves to the key feature: a commentary on one or more texts for the week, exploring themes and storylines, theological reflections, and thoughts about how the text and topic relate to our lives today. Also included are ideas for bringing the text to life–stories, illustrations, ideas for further reading, questions the preacher might pose to the congregation, and suggestions for a ‘call to action’ in response to the message.

    Finally, for the preacher’s ongoing enrichment, the Annual includes excerpts from new books on preaching and homiletics. This helpful resource is written by every-week preachers who aim to come alongside you, offering a reliable starting point for your sermonic planning, writing, and delivery.

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  • Context Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.99

    Exploring the Chapter Behind the Verse.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study, including session plans, activities, discussion questions, and multiple format options. Components include a book, Context: Putting Scripture in Its Place, and video teaching sessions featuring Josh Scott, making this perfect as a group study throughout the year.

    Context looks at verses we know by heart but may not know the people, places, and times that give them meaning. Josh Scott delves into these well-known Scripture verses, exploring their true meanings by examining them in their original biblical context. Through this process, he unveils fresh and enlightening interpretations that are often missed when these Scriptures are taken out of context.

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  • Context : Putting Scripture In Its Place (Student/Study Guide)

    $18.99

    Exploring the Chapter Behind the Verse Context looks at verses we know by heart but may not know the people, places, and times that give them meaning. Josh Scott delves into well-known scripture verses, exploring their true meanings by examining them in their original biblical context. Through this process, he unveils fresh and enlightening interpretations that are often missed when these scriptures are taken out of context. The book can be read alone or used by small groups anytime throughout the year. Components include video teaching sessions featuring Josh Scott and a comprehensive Leader Guide, making this perfect as a six-week group study.

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  • Matthew Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.99

    Explore the tenderness and the tensions in the teachings of Jesus.

    The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study, including session plans, activities, discussion questions, and multiple format options. Components include the book, Matthew: The Gospel of Promised Blessings, and video teaching sessions featuring Matthew Skinner.

    The Gospel of Matthew portrays Jesus and his message as full of tender compassion and urgent warning. This six-part exploration of an enigmatic Gospel takes readers into the themes, topics, and tensions at the heart of Matthew’s story about the life and work of Jesus. Chapters focus on blessing and comfort, judgment and retribution, the meaning of discipleship, Jesus’ vision for the Church and world, conflicts and complaints, and how the Gospel of Matthew speaks to believers today.

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  • Matthew : The Gospel Of Promised Blessings (Student/Study Guide)

    $17.99

    Explore the tenderness and the tensions in the teachings of Jesus.

    The Gospel of Matthew portrays Jesus and his message as full of tender compassion and urgent warning. This six-part exploration of an enigmatic Gospel takes readers into the themes, topics, and tensions at the heart of Matthew’s story about the life and work of Jesus. Chapters focus on blessing and comfort, judgment and retribution, the meaning of discipleship, Jesus’ vision for the Church and world, conflicts and complaints, and how the Gospel of Matthew speaks to believers today.

    The book can be read alone or used by small groups anytime throughout the year. Components include video teaching sessions featuring Matthew Skinner and a comprehensive Leader Guide.

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  • Drink Called Joy

    $11.99

    Using the language and stories of former drug addicts and alcoholics transformed by Jesus Christ, Don Wilkerson makes a contrast between the drinking “high” of drugs and the experience with the Most High God.

    Don Writes, “Using Apostle Paul’s admonition to not be drunk with wine wherein is “excess” but be “filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18) I make a similar contrast between joy in the Lord and the false euphoria of the life of the addict on drugs. There is also possible scientific evidence that if the brain waves of someone on cocaine were compared with someone joyful in the Lord the latter would show a “peace that passes all understanding.”

    Wilkerson shares 12 chapters based on the real-life experiences of addicts finding supernatural answers to their addiction; these stories are sometimes humorous but nevertheless real. It is hopeful you will finding the reading of this book a joyful experience. There is an important message in this book for those needing freedom from addiction as well an encouragement for those in recovery. Read this then share with some else and spread joy where needed.

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  • Attentive Church Leadership

    $25.00

    The world has changed, and we minister in places we have never been in before. As the world screams for our focus, it’s essential to become attentive to God, our congregation, and our community. Kevin Ford and Jim Singleton call for attentive churches with attentive leaders to discern cultural and organizational change and pivot accordingly.

    The world has changed. The changes around us present daunting challenges to the church, and we minister in places we have never been in before. But there are no one-size-fits-all solutions because every church needs to attend to its specific situation and calling. We need to listen for not only what to do but also what not to do. In a world screaming in a thousand directions for our focus, it’s essential for us to become attentive to God, our congregation, and our community.

    Kevin Ford and Jim Singleton call for attentive churches with attentive leaders who can discern cultural and organizational change and pivot accordingly. Healthy transformation starts with a posture of attention. We need to see what God is already doing in our midst: in our own soul, in our people, and in the communities and culture around us. Chapters explore key questions that attentive leaders ask and offer case studies of attentive churches that have navigated the issues and transitions facing them. As we practice habits of attention, God leads us through the highs and lows of change into the exciting adventure of being on mission with him.

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  • Chaplaincy : A Comprehensive Introduction

    $69.99

    A practical, evangelical introduction to the vital role of chaplain in its many manifestations. Beginning by explaining the history and theological underpinnings of the position, Jumper, Keith, and Langston go on to explore how this time-honored “ministry of presence” functions in contemporary education, health care, the military, sports, and other contexts.

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  • Gospel Of John Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $30.75

    Life. It seems to move at a break-neck pace. Days are filled with noise, screens, and appointments. Sometimes worry and fear are constant companions. The chaos can leave you looking for a place to be still, but that resting spot always seems to be an elusive destination. Jesus offers a different kind of life. He offers peace. He is peace.

    In this 7-session study on the Gospel of John, Melissa Spoelstra will encourage you to slow down and linger with the living Word. You’ll appreciate the pace of the Savior who never hurried but completed all that the Father called Him to accomplish. As you turn the pages of John’s Gospel, you’ll be challenged to take on the posture of a learner-understanding that the peace Jesus offers is not an ease of circumstances, but a stillness of the soul. As a result, you’ll grow in intimacy with Him and learn to live, serve, and rest in His peace.

    Video Sessions:

    *Session One: Introduction (23:01)-Melissa begins the video teaching on the Gospel of John by setting the context for the study. She shares about who John was writing to and his purpose for writing the Gospel. She also gives an overview of the six remaining video sessions, noting the themes and memory verses.

    *Session Two: Peace in the Plan of Jesus (25:59)-The video teaching for Session 2 centers on savoring peace in the plan of Jesus. Melissa focuses on John 1-3 to show us how God was the orchestrator of the salvation plan set before the beginning of time. This plan was accomplished by His power, evidenced His great love for us, and displayed His glory.

    *Session Three: Peace in the Power of Jesus (25:28)-John 4-6 is the focal point of the teaching in Session 3 video as Melissa talks about savoring peace in the power of Jesus. She discusses three of the seven signs (miracles) found in John’s Gospel and points out three important truths for us to remember. She challenges us to rest in the truth that God is powerfully able and willing to help us in our time of need.

    *Session Four: Peace in the Patience of Jesus (24:46)-In the Session 4 video teaching, Melissa focuses on savoring peace in the patience of Jesus. She’ll discuss portions of John 7-9 to reveal the big idea that when we look beneath the surface of our longings, we will find Jesus as our only source of satisfaction.

    *Session Five: Peace in the Purposes of Jesus (31:11)-Savoring peace in the purposes of Jesus is the theme of the Session 5 video teaching. Melissa looks at portions of John 10-1

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  • Beyond The Clinical Hour

    $28.00

    The global mental health crisis is growing faster than our existing mental health care system can address. To meet the scope of human need, we need new models of care. The good news is that there is an institution uniquely positioned with the resources and the heart to help: the church.

    Psychologists James Sells and Amy Trout and journalist Heather Sells know firsthand the urgency of the situation-but they have also witnessed creative partnerships between churches and mental health professionals springing up across the United States. In this book, they call clinicians, students, and educators to collaborate with churches and lay leaders to envision and then create innovative solutions in their own communities.

    Challenging the dominance of the traditional “clinical hour” as a one-size-has-to-fit-all model, Sells, Trout, and Sells give concrete guidance on how mental health professionals can work with churches to provide consultation, train lay leaders, and develop and evaluate programs to expand a continuum of care. They also explore the skills, theological foundations, and research-based knowledge that both Christian counselors and church leaders need to integrate their spheres of expertise.

    Both a call to action and an encouraging roadmap, this book charts the way forward for combining the science of the mental health discipline with the service of Christian ministry.

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) Books explore how Christianity relates to mental health and behavioral sciences including psychology, counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to equip Christian clinicians to support the well-being of their clients.

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  • Deconstruction Of Christianity Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    A Study Guide that Helps You Respond Wisely to the Deconstruction Trend

    Alisa and Tim will help you respond, both with arguments and with love and sensitivity. This is a timely book! — Carl Trueman, author of The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

    A movement called ‘deconstruction’ is sweeping through our churches and it is affecting our loved ones. It has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many, and this study guide can help you not only understand what’s happening but also stand your ground and respond with clarity and confidence.

    *Maybe you have a loved one who is deconstructing their faith, and you are struggling to know how to respond;

    *Maybe you are trying to understand the radical spiritual makeover your friend or family member is going through;

    *Maybe your relationship with a loved one has been strained or even cut off because of your “toxic” Christian beliefs and you don’t know what to do

    *Maybe you’re experiencing doubt yourself and facing hard questions about God, truth, theology, and the gospel

    This study guide is designed to be used alongside the book The Deconstruction of Christianity, written by Alisa Childers, bestselling author of Another Gospel?, and Tim Barnett, host of Red Pen Logic. This guide will help you understand what deconstruction is, the roots of the movement, why it is compelling to some, and how it disrupts the lives of so many. In this study, you will be able to think through all of the issues around this trend and explore wise and loving ways to respond from a biblical worldview.

    Includes six sessions:
    Session 1: What Is Deconstructionism?
    Session 2: How Did We Get Here?
    Session 3: Why Deconstruction?
    Session 4: What Is Deconstructed?
    Session 5: Who Are the Deconstructors?
    Session 6: Where Do We Go from Here

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  • No Address An Interactive Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $17.99

    A four-session interactive Bible study, based on the documentary Americans with No Address, that examines the biblical response to people experiencing homelessness.

    Homelessness is not an “issue”; it’s an opportunity for the church to love our neighbors. In this four-session interactive Bible study, we examine what Scripture has to say on the topic. A companion to the documentary Americans with No Address and the full-length theatrical movie No Address (starring Ashanti, William Baldwin, Beverly D’Angelo, and Xander Berkeley), this study teaches participants:

    *The root causes of different types of homelessness.
    *How to engage rather than enable.
    *The importance of collaboration among existing agencies.
    *How to mobilize their church to follow Jesus’ call to serve.

    Each session includes:

    *Facts, true stories, and background about the people who experience homelessness in America.

    *QR code for quick link to online videos.

    *Discussion questions for churches and small groups.

    *Perspective from the Bible.

    *”Go and Do” action steps.

    *Ideas for further resources.

    *Prayer prompts and reflection questions.

    The government can’t solve homelessness alone. The nonprofit sector can’t solve it alone. But neighbors loving neighbors, working together, can make a difference for the people who are experiencing homelessness in America. No Address equips Christians to lead the way.

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  • Rock The Road And The Rabbi Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Stud

    $19.99

    This Bible Study Guide includes an access code to stream all six video teaching sessions.

    Begin your journey to a deeper faith by traveling to the land where the Bible was written.

    Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel will take you and your group beyond the typical “Sunday school” teaching to examine the true texts of the Bible.

    In this six-session video Bible study (video streaming code included), Kathie Lee invites you to join her as she visits sites in Israel that have impacted her faith and understanding of Scripture. As she shares her story, coauthor Rabbi Jason–a messianic Jewish rabbi–provides fascinating background details that make the story of the New Testament come alive.

    As Kathie Lee and Rabbi Jason reveal in this study, Jesus (the Rock) came into this world and walked the lands of Israel (the Road) to show us the way to God. And when we are introduced to the mysteries of God’s Word (the Rabbi) and understand it in the context in which it was written, radical transformation begins to renew our hearts and minds.

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. Bethlehem: Where It All Began (13:30)
    2. Nazareth: The Early Years (13:30)
    3. Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters (14:00)
    4. Galilee: Ministry Grounds (16:30)
    5. Mount of Olives: The Triumphal Entry (13:30)
    6. Jerusalem: Crucifixion and Resurrection (14:30)

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Gui

    $24.99

    What does the Bible tell us about our emotions?

    Does the Bible really tell us that our emotions are untrustworthy? God made us to feel our emotions, to examine and share them–not manage or suppress them. We can learn what it means to live emotionally-healthy lives from studying Jesus’ life and how He cared for and responded to the people around Him.

    Join Jennie Allen for the Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study as she helps you discover that emotions that are submitted to God and used for the purposes God intends connect us to each other and to Him.

    This six-session study will equip you to:

    *Be encouraged through the examples of emotion in Scripture by God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    *Identify the unhealthy ways you might be coping with emotions.

    *Learn a biblical step-by-step method to help you process, name, and notice what you are feeling.

    *Move from apathetic to articulate when it comes to sharing what you feel.

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to six streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

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  • Doing Justice Together

    $17.99

    Transform your church with grace. Doing Justice Together introduces a process using Scripture as a souce of inspiration and instruction for pastors and church people to move through together, to re-envision and reorient themselves away from old, harmful habits. Beck and Hand show pastors how they can, over time, lead the congregation to become a place where racial harmony, justice, and liberation are intrinsic to the structure and life of the church. The authors lay out four pathways for discerning and correcting the unjust patterns that often sneak into church life unnoticed. They also share other leaders’ stories from a variety of settings where this process has led to healing, revival, and hope. Following the pathways, pastors and congregants will be equipped to thoughtfully transform their church. They’ll make changes with grace and care, honoring and including longtime members. And they’ll begin new ministries–perhaps reaching people they could never have imagined reaching before–becoming a fresh expression of church in their community.

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  • Redeeming Power : Exercising The Gift As God Intended – 12 Lessons For Cath

    $17.95

    Catholic theologian Ann M. Garrido-author of the bestselling and award-winning book Redeeming Administration-continues her work on Christian leadership by examining power not as a manipulative force in short supply but as Jesus understood it: an abundant good meant to be shared and put to use for the sake of harmony and holiness.

    In Redeeming Power, Garrido helps you develop a spirituality of power by considering the skills and personal qualities that will enable a healthy and holy use of power in your role as one who leads. Garrido explores key passages from the creation stories of Genesis where we find the roots of how Jesus understood power. She shows how God shares divine power with all humans and calls leaders to specific ways of exercising power that will benefit the people and institutions they serve.

    Joining these biblical lessons to her personal experience, and with help from nearly forty interviews of leaders in nonprofit organizations, business, and the Church, Garrido offers insight and guidance into many of the challenges contemporary leaders face, including how to:

    *set-and adapt as needed-healthy boundaries for yourself and within the institution or community you serve,

    *honor confidentiality while seeking to be transparent,

    *share power with others,

    *use one’s power on behalf of justice,

    *stay rooted in the everyday, hands-on work of those you serve, and

    *discern why and organize how you spend time and energy in order to bring balance to your life and work.

    Garrido provides you with holy companions for your leadership journey, including Maria Montessori, Nicholas Black Elk, Benedict of Nursia, Kaloli Lwanga, Thea Bowman, Hildegard of Bingen, Mark Ji Tianxiang, Margaret of Scotland, and Jean Baptiste de La Salle.

    Questions for self-reflection or group study are included at the end of each chapter and a companion discussion guide is available to download for free at avemariapress.com.

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  • Improvising Church : Scripture As The Source Of Harmony, Rhythm, And Soul

    $28.00

    Plenty of books diagnose our post-Christian malaise. Here’s a dynamic solution.

    The post-Christian cultural turn is creating the conditions for a crisis of confidence in the church and in pastoral ministry. While such changes can be disruptive and disconcerting, our new cultural reality makes the present moment a uniquely exciting time to reimagine churches that bear witness to Christ. How do we move beyond cookie-cutter approaches (which may have worked in the past) to building the creative, compassionate, and incarnational churches we long for?

    Biblical scholar and accomplished jazz pianist Mark Glanville plays with a metaphor of improvisation to chart twelve themes as the key “notes” on which Christian communities play as they bear witness to God in the world today. Building on these two dynamic traditions-jazz music and Christian community-Improvising Church unfolds a biblical, practical, and inventive vision for churches seeking to receive and extend the healing of Christ.

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  • Church For Everyone

    $18.00

    Diversity is a high value for younger generations-but too often, they’re not finding it in the church.

    Emerging generations in the West are more diverse than ever-ethnically, socioeconomically, educationally, and politically. And as church attendance among younger generations declines rapidly, research shows that one of their primary sticking points is the lack of diversity in most churches.

    In Church for Everyone, pastors Dan Kreiss and Efrem Smith address this phenomenon head-on. In this research-based, theologically informed, and practical book, they explore the younger generations’ expectations and disappointments with church and hold out a vision for true diversity taken from the pages of Scripture. As experienced church leaders themselves, Kreiss and Smith share a wealth of practical experience and stories from the trenches of multiethnic ministry.

    The good news is that God has already called the church to diversity. As we seek to live out this calling in our own local contexts, we can become the demonstration of God’s love for all humanity that he has designed the church to be-and that the younger generation is so desperately looking for.

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  • New Anabaptists : Practices For Emerging Communities

    $18.99

    What does it look like to be an Anabaptist community in the modern world? And why does it matter?

    A new incarnation of Anabaptism is emerging, but not where we might expect. In the United Kingdom–a post-Christendom context with little historical Anabaptist presence–Christian communities are embodying fresh expressions of Anabaptist faith and practice. In this companion to The Naked Anabaptist, author Stuart Murray identifies twelve common practices of such churches and communities that are shaped by an Anabaptist vision.

    Murray explores how these practices–which include encouraging economic radicalism in the face of rampant consumerism, truth-telling in a “post-truth” society, and accountability in an individualistic culture that knows little about the Christian story–might shape emerging Christian communities and inspire those seeking fresh expressions as cultural changes accelerate. The book concludes with three on-the-ground reports from ministry leaders pursuing this Anabaptist vision in their own post-Christendom contexts.
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    The New Anabaptists provides foundational resources for followers of Jesus in many different settings as they rise to the challenge of faithful and radical discipleship in local communities.

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  • Worship Any Time Or Place

    $16.99

    Be prepared at a moment’s notice

    This book equips the Methodist pastor, worship leader, or layperson to create meaningful worship moments for any group of people, any time, any place. It includes liturgies and prayers suitable for traditional settings such as worship services, funeral services, and administration of the sacraments. It includes words to use during hospital visits, retreats, church meetings, and other conventional settings. It provides words of blessing for departing members. It also provides language for other spaces and places, like home blessings, blessings for foster care families, words for times of transition, liturgies for fresh expressions of the church, prayers before the beginning of work, language for protests and vigils, ritual moments for difficult conversations, and prayers for interreligious and ecumenical events. It offers words of lament to use after violent events and natural disasters. From pulpits to pews, from altar tables to dinner tables, from sanctuaries to streets, the Compact Guide can be used by all ministers–clergy and laity–to employ worshipful words as the Spirit leads.

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  • Reckoning With Power

    $39.99

    History is clear: Whenever the church has aligned itself with worldly, coercive power, it ends up on the wrong side of important justice issues.

    But when the church cooperates with God’s power through his presence among the least powerful, its witness for Jesus transforms the world into a better place.

    In Reckoning with Power, David Fitch unpacks the difference between worldly power, or power over others, and God’s power, which engages not in coercion but in love, reconciliation, grace, forgiveness, and healing.

    In a world where we can see the abuses of power everywhere–in our homes, schools, governments, and churches–Fitch teaches readers how to discern power and avoid its abuses and traumas. By learning from the church’s historical pitfalls, Fitch empowers Christians to relinquish worldly power and make space for God to disrupt and transform our culture for his kingdom.

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  • Reckoning With Power

    $19.99

    History is clear: Whenever the church has aligned itself with worldly, coercive power, it ends up on the wrong side of important justice issues.

    But when the church cooperates with God’s power through his presence among the least powerful, its witness for Jesus transforms the world into a better place.

    In Reckoning with Power, David Fitch unpacks the difference between worldly power, or power over others, and God’s power, which engages not in coercion but in love, reconciliation, grace, forgiveness, and healing.

    In a world where we can see the abuses of power everywhere–in our homes, schools, governments, and churches–Fitch teaches readers how to discern power and avoid its abuses and traumas. By learning from the church’s historical pitfalls, Fitch empowers Christians to relinquish worldly power and make space for God to disrupt and transform our culture for his kingdom.

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  • New Anabaptists: Practices For Emerging Communities

    $35.99

    What does it look like to be an Anabaptist community in the modern world? And why does it matter?

    A new incarnation of Anabaptism is emerging, but not where we might expect. In the United Kingdom–a post-Christendom context with little historical Anabaptist presence–Christian communities are embodying fresh expressions of Anabaptist faith and practice. In this companion to The Naked Anabaptist, author Stuart Murray identifies twelve common practices of such churches and communities that are shaped by an Anabaptist vision.

    Murray explores how these practices–which include encouraging economic radicalism in the face of rampant consumerism, truth-telling in a “post-truth” society, and accountability in an individualistic culture that knows little about the Christian story–might shape emerging Christian communities and inspire those seeking fresh expressions as cultural changes accelerate. The book concludes with three on-the-ground reports from ministry leaders pursuing this Anabaptist vision in their own post-Christendom contexts.
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    The New Anabaptists provides foundational resources for followers of Jesus in many different settings as they rise to the challenge of faithful and radical discipleship in local communities.

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  • Sermon On The Mount Bible Study Book Revised And Expanded With Video Access (Stu

    $34.75

    In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right-a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships.

    What if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard? What if we read them as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

    This 9-session study will give you the opportunity to do just that. Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did. First released in 2014, this study is now updated with new teaching videos from Jen Wilkin.

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  • Wounded Pastors : Navigating Burnout, Finding Healing, And Discerning The F

    $25.00

    Seasoned pastor Carol Howard Merritt and psychotherapist and former pastor James Fenimore join their expertise to offer validation, support, and guidance for pastors who have been hurt by the church. With wisdom that can come only from experience, they describe and define aspects of struggle and pain readers may have difficulty articulating or claiming for themselves, and they offer compassionate, informed guidance on how to find healing.

    You’re not alone in your ministry. And you don’t have to suffer in silence. Ministry is a stressful vocation, with unspoken expectations, projected anxieties, and conflicting demands. After the pandemic caused a sudden shift to online worship and factions fighting over when and how to return to in-person worship, pastors have been leaving congregational ministry at even higher rates than usual. The emotional fallout of burnout and abuse at the hands of parishioners is something pastors carry for years, whether they stay or leave the congregation.

    Seasoned pastor Carol Howard Merritt and psychotherapist and former pastor James Fenimore join their expertise to offer validation, support, and guidance for pastors who have been hurt by the church. With wisdom that can come only from experience, they describe and define aspects of struggle and pain readers may have difficulty articulating or claiming for themselves, and they offer compassionate, informed guidance on how to find healing. A systems approach to conflict sheds light on the dynamics of church conflict and how clergy can tend their own well-being amid leadership challenges. The final chapter helps readers consider their overall vocational path based on what they’ve experienced and decide whether they can remain in congregational ministry or need to pursue a different line of work.

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  • Great Disappearance Bible Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    It Will Be an Ordinary Day– Until, Suddenly, It Isn’t

    For decades, Dr. David Jeremiah has searched the Scriptures for answers regarding the future monumental events known as the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and more. The Great Disappearance compiles his prophetic research for curious believers who patiently await the triumphant return of Christ. This study guide reinforces Dr. Jeremiah’s dynamic, in-depth teaching to aid you in applying biblical truth to your daily life.

    Drawing from his deep knowledge of biblical prophecy and passion for sharing the truth of God’s Word, Dr. Jeremiah skillfully unravels the mysteries surrounding the Rapture and the Second Coming. Designed for use with Dr. Jeremiah’s book, The Great Disappearance Study Guide dives into the promises of Jesus’ return in the Old and New Testaments. Whether you are a seasoned student of prophecy or new to the faith, this guide will expand your understanding, deepen your faith, and bring you one step closer to the future glory awaiting those who put their faith in Christ Jesus.

    Each lesson includes:

    *An outline of the main subjects and Scriptures covered during the lesson

    *An overview of Dr. Jeremiah’s teaching on the topic being studied

    *Application questions to help both individuals and small groups delve into the content and the Bible

    *A Did You Know? section that adds a point of interest to the lesson

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  • When Wrong Seems Right

    $12.99

    Helping kids fall in love with God and His Word as they study the Bible for themselves.

    Is that right? A heart guide for discerning wrong from right.

    Our kids are growing up in a confusing world with an abundance of messages that are contrary to God’s word. This Bible study takes your kids through forty Proverbs, providing wisdom for right thinking and living. Proverbs is a great place to start for kids who are studying the Bible on their own for the first time or who are trying to find a rhythm for regular Bible study. With straightforward easy-to-understand lessons, your kids will learn how to study their Bibles and how to apply it. They will discover what it looks like to follow Christ in a world that doesn’t. As your kids study the Proverbs, they will find that even when they make wrong choices, God is kind to forgive and set them on the right path. And, most importantly, they will receive the necessary help to follow the fount of all wisdom: Jesus.

    When Wrong Seems Right emboldens your kids in God’s truth so they can grow into a courageous generation of wise young men and women!

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  • Hidden Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $24.99

    Discover the gift found in a life that doesn’t seek to be seen.

    In a world where excellence is equated to exposure, and legacy is equated to social media likes, what does it mean to embrace a hidden life?

    What does it look like to exchange:

    *Performance culture for unconditional love?
    *Visibility for inherent value?
    *Earthly accolades for heavenly reward?
    *Enslavement to people-pleasing for freedom in Christ?
    *Hiding from life for being hidden in God?

    In Scripture, Jesus presents us an astoundingly countercultural way of existing–one without the pressure to perform or make a platform. The life Jesus offers us is focused on him. Simply and surely. Living a concealed life, whether known by many or by none, is about resetting our motivations and focus.

    In this study, we will learn from and relate our own stories to examples of multiple concealed characters in the Bible including the Sons of Korah, Cleopas, Huldah, the Daughters of Shallum, Pilate’s Wife, and Gideon. Join Allison Allen as she explores the power, purpose, and delight of hiddenness in Christ.

    This study guide includes:

    *Biblical context and character history lessons
    *Group discussion questions
    *Individual access to six streaming video lessons from Allison
    *Personal Bible study between sessions for reflection and application

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  • Program Of Priestly Formation In The United States Of America Sixth Edition

    $22.95

    Local norms for structuring seminarian formation and teaching the next generation of priests

    Seminarians are the future of the priesthood. During these formative years, they learn what it means to conform their hearts to the service of the Church and develop the charity, faithfulness, and compassion they will need to minister to their future parishioners.

    The Program of Priestly Formation guides those who teach seminarians with advice on forming compassionate spiritual fathers who will serve their parishioners well. It also outlines the structural elements of seminary formation and the various people responsible for accompanying a seminarian through his formation.

    The Program of Priestly Formation:

    *Begins with an introduction to priestly formation, outlining its foundations in community and its missionary spirit

    *Explores the theological foundations of the ministerial priesthood and the Church’s role in promoting priestly vocations

    *Outlines the process of admission into a formation program and local norms for how seminarians are evaluated throughout their education

    *Organizes guidance around the four dimensions of formation-human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral-and how to incorporate these at each stage of seminary formation

    The Program of Priestly Formation is intended for bishops, priests, seminary rectors, seminary faculties, formators, and all who minister to seminarians as they fulfill this high call to form missionary disciples and lay the foundation for a lifetime of priestly formation.

    This new edition of the Program features:

    *A newly designed cover with beautiful sacred art

    *Colored tabs with paragraph numbers at the top of each page for easy navigation

    *Carefully designed pages to make each page readable, organized, and inviting

    *A document summary explaining the intended audience, the document’s origin, and the purpose it seeks to serve within the mission of the Church

    *The official text of this work written by the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations

    This edition is part of The USCCB Collection from Ascension, which features official documents from the United States bishops previously published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

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  • Remember : God’s Covenants And The Cross

    $17.99

    Remember the God who remembers us. God’s covenants throughout the Old Testament show the character of God’s promises to the people of Israel.In this book, Susan Robb leads readers through the covenants with Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, followed by the new covenantestablished on Maundy Thursday. The Lenten story culminates with an examination of the cross as another example of God’s promise for a new world. Susan Robb teaches readers the basic lessons of the covenants through a mixture of biblical history and personal stories. Her pastoral character and warm tone provide a basis for understanding God’s promises through history and the role of Jesus’s passion and crucifixion in the history of the covenants. Remembercan be read alone or used for a six-week group study and churchwideLenten program.Components include a comprehensive Leader Guide and video teaching sessions featuring Susan (with closed captioning).

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  • Wrestling With Doubt Finding Faith Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $15.99

    Does your faith make room for questions?

    Everyone has doubts. Where is God when bad things happen? Does God hear our prayers? Is there a heaven? How can we know? Often, we treat such questions as the enemy of faith. But uncertainty doesn’t mean our belief is lacking. Doubt can be a path to a deeper, richer encounter with God. In Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith, join best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton as he discusses some of our most significant sources of doubt and shows how a steady trust in God can emerge from them. You will delve into questions like: “Does God exist? How can I know?” “Is the Bible true?” “Why do prayers go unanswered?” Hamilton approaches these sources of doubt with honesty and insight, drawing on the rich wisdom of the Bible, Christian tradition, and his experience walking with thousands of people on their spiritual journeys. Whether you’re a longtime Christian or someone brand new to faith, this book will lead you to a trust in God that gives you the courage to ask tough questions. Though you may wrestle with doubt, you’ll discover a faith that–rather than providing simple answers–includes belief and trust as well as uncertainty and mystery. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study, including session plans, activities, discussion questions, and multiple format options. Components include the book, Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith, video teaching sessions featuring Adam Hamilton (with closed captioning), and a digital worship and sermon series that make this perfect as a group study and church-wide program done throughout the year.

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  • Wrestling With Doubt Finding Faith

    $17.99

    Does your faith make room for questions?

    Everyone has doubts. Where is God when bad things happen? Does God hear our prayers? Is there a heaven? How can we know? Often we treat such questions as the enemy of faith. But uncertainty doesn’t mean our belief is lacking. Doubt can be a path to a deeper, richer encounter with God. In Wrestling with Doubt, Finding Faith, join best-selling author and pastor Adam Hamilton as he discusses some of our most significant sources of doubt and shows how a steady trust in God can emerge from them. You will delve into questions like: “Does God exist? How can I know?” “Is the Bible true?” “Why do prayers go unanswered?” Hamilton approaches these sources of doubt with honesty and insight, drawing on the rich wisdom of the Bible, Christian tradition, and his experience walking with thousands of people on their spiritual journey. Whether you’re a longtime Christian or someone brand new to faith, this book will lead you to a trust in God that is unafraid of hard questions. Wrestle with doubt and find faith–belief and trust, not certainty; mystery rather than simple answers. The book can be used anytime throughout the year and can be read alone, used by small groups, or as an outreach gift for visitors. Components include a comprehensive Leader Guide, a six-session DVD featuring Adam Hamilton (with closed captioning), and a digital worship and sermon series, making this perfect as a group study and churchwide program done throughout the year.

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  • Integrating Psychology And Faith

    $23.99

    This textbook updates the conversation about models of psychology and faith integration, helping students understand the range of options for Christian engagement. Drawing from themes developed in Paul Moes’s well-received Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith (coauthored with Donald J. Tellinghuisen), Integrating Psychology and Faith develops a set of worldview dimensions that serve to organize a variety of psychology-faith integration models.

    Paul Moes and Blake Riek set forth principles and themes and establish historical context to help students explore where different views fit on a continuum of approaches to integration and understand the perspectives of other Christians in the field of psychology. In this way, students come to better understand the organizing principles for various views about psychology that they encounter. The book also shows how theological traditions and positions shape views on natural science, social science, and psychology.

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  • Disabling Leadership : A Practical Theology For The Broken Body Of Christ

    $24.00

    People with disabilities are often excluded from full participation in church communities. Accessibility is a key component of the biblical ministry of reconciliation-but it’s not enough. To truly work toward reconciliation, churches must both consider the theological implications of disability and also become places where people with disabilities lead.

    Disabling Leadership presents a practical theology of disability for thoughtful church leaders and congregants. Written by practitioners and a scholar-pastor who are engaged in ministry together, this book encompasses cutting-edge theological ethics as well as stories of how such commitments are embodied in a real church community. The authors equip readers to explore key themes such as:

    *what it means to be human
    *how to understand suffering and healing
    *how churches can be welcoming and accessible communities
    *how to face common challenges and issues in resisting ableism

    Disabling Leadership moves beyond paternalistic views of disability that seek to extract “inspiration” from another’s story without engaging in the difficult work of just and dignifying relationships. When we foster genuinely inclusive leadership teams, the authors contend, our churches will be less likely to treat anyone as a “project” and will better reflect God’s love as the body of Christ.

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  • Imagine The God Of Heaven Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $12.99

    Millions of people around the world have reported a near-death experience. Do these accounts prove the existence of a loving God?

    Never in history, until now, have we been able to hear from so many people around the world who have been brought back from clinical death . Modern medical resuscitation and digital communication have revealed a gold mine of intriguing near-death experiences (NDEs). John Burke has spent the last three decades studying the commonalities of more than one thousand NDEs. He started his investigative journey as a skeptical agnostic when his own father was dying from cancer. After he first read these eyewitness accounts, he couldn’t help asking himself: “Could this be real evidence–even possible proof –of God’s existence?”

    Imagine the God of Heaven Study Guide is a five-session workbook, designed to be used with the companion DVD experience (sold separately). This study guide will introduce you to people from all ethnicities who experience the same loving God. Within the five sessions, which can be explored with a group or individually, John Burke discusses the character traits of this God, who has been revealed throughout history and in Scripture. God’s love, power, compassion, friendship, and guidance are closer than you could ever imagine.

    Designed for use with Imagine the God of Heaven book and DVD experience.

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  • Preparing Sermons From The Page To The Pulpit

    $22.99

    A step-by-step guide to preparing effective expository sermons

    Preparing Sermons from the Page to the Pulpit helps pastors move from study to sermon in seven clear steps.

    Pastors love studying God’s word. But it can be difficult to take the things they’ve learned from exegesis and apply them to the soul of a congregation. Veteran pastor and seminary professor Wayne Baxter helps pastors move from study to sermon. He guides preachers on how to take their exegetical analysis of a Scripture passage and turn it into an effective expository sermon.

    Preachers and seminarians will be helped by Baxter’s expertise as they grow in crafting compelling sermons.

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  • Discerning The Voice Of God Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Gu

    $34.75

    If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him-His will, His heart, and His voice-your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This revised study now includes substantially expanded content plus weekly insights from author and pastor (and Priscilla’s father), Dr. Tony Evans.

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  • Humility Illuminated : The Biblical Path Back To Christian Character

    $22.00

    The modern church is immersed in a competitive, polarized, and status-driven society. It’s hard to have conversations about important issues when so many are defensive and unwilling to learn. Too often, Christians fall into these same traps. The health and witness of the church urgently depend on recovering an essential biblical virtue: humility.

    New Testament scholar Dennis R. Edwards illuminates humility as a, if not the, distinctive identity marker of followers of Jesus. Tracing the theme throughout Scripture, he demonstrates how true humility is grounded in submission to God and becomes manifest in all areas of life. Edwards defuses common misconceptions about humility and explores its role in Christian community, conflict, leadership, suffering, worship, and stewardship.

    As we learn from and honor the humble instead of the power-hungry, humility paradoxically empowers God’s people-including those who are often marginalized. Filled with stories from the author’s ministry experience, Humility Illuminated addresses common areas of leadership failure and how to avoid them, applies biblical texts on humility to multiethnic ministry and justice work, and issues a compelling challenge to the church.

    Biblical humility is not a tactic, and it’s not just “being nice.” It’s a revolutionary path to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

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  • Street Smarts Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    Building on Street Smarts, this study guide by Gregory Koukl will take you deeper, teaching you the strategies for productive conversations with those who challenge your convictions on a variety of issues. The focus is on revealing the fundamental flaws in common, current challenges to Christian beliefs and values. It then provides individual strategies to exploit those shortcomings by offering model questions and sample dialogues to help guide believers in genial, yet persuasive, conversations. Lessons are coordinated with the available Street Smarts Video Study, and both make an ideal resources for groups use.

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  • Love The Ones Who Drive You Crazy

    $17.99

    Loving Those at Church Who Are Hard to Love

    Churches are full of differences. Those differences might be rooted in culture or personality or even musical style. In recent years, differences over political and social issues have frayed the unity of many churches. Yet if a church is centered on Christ alone, then unity at church will sometimes require building genuine friendships that bridge across all those differences. How can Christians navigate those relationships? Can they really love people at church who sometimes drive them crazy?

    This practical guide explores 8 truths from Romans 12-15 that show us how to find God-exalting unity at church with those we struggle to love. Love the Ones Who Drive You Crazy is a roadmap to finding joy in Christ through the many differences we have with fellow believers, a joy that powerfully declares the glory of God. Because easy love rarely shows off gospel power.

    *Rooted in Scripture: Examines Paul’s teaching to the churches in Rome who, like us, were struggling to find unity in Christ amidst their own differences of background, priorities, and convictions

    *Reflective: With questions to enhance discussion or reflection, this book helps readers diagnose their own struggles with others at church. Perfect for personal meditation or small-group study

    *Widely Applicable: Addresses a great variety of conflicts within a church, not merely how to navigate specific issues

    *Practical: Teaches readers how to love those who drive them crazy, not just why

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  • Church Music : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    The Lord’s song sings faith into people’s hearts.

    Music is central to the life of the church. In Church Music: For the Care of Souls, Phillip Magness helps the church to recover the primary instrument in worship: congregational voices. With voices raised, we sing praises to our God and King for his Son Jesus Christ. Singing calls for a special kind of leadership–not only on the part of musicians, but also among pastors and lay leaders. Together, leaders can help congregations find their voice and reclaim the power of music for the care of souls.

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  • Youre Not Crazy

    $17.99

    Practical Advice for Weary Leaders Who Want a Gospel-Centered Culture for Their Church

    Being a pastor is hard. Whether it’s relational difficulties in the congregation, growing opposition toward the church as an institution, or just the struggle to continue in ministry with joy and faithfulness, the pressure on leaders can be truly overwhelming. It’s no surprise that pastors are burned out, tempted to give up, or think they’re going crazy.

    While we’re quick to assert what the gospel says, we’re often too slow to admit what the gospel should do for our churches: reflect Christ’s beauty through a godly, grace-filled culture.

    In this practical guide, seasoned pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry help weary leaders renew their love for ministry by equipping them to build a gospel-centered culture into every aspect of their churches. Emphasizing the importance of healthy doctrine, they explain that failing to also nurture a healthy culture can be frustrating, polarizing, and even unbiblical.
    This encouraging guide features Scripture-focused advice on honesty, honor, preaching, leadership, and mission to support leaders and help them regain a beautiful, Christ-centered vision for their ministries.

    *A Great Resource for Pastors, Church Planters, and Seminary Students: Encourages weary church leaders with Christ-centered advice on hospitality, discipleship, preaching, and more

    *Valuable Ministry Insights: Each chapter features discussion questions and a brief, engaging conversation between the authors about the topic

    *By Pastors Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry: Expanding on their podcast, You’re Not Crazy

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  • Grit Dont Quit Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide)

    $24.99

    As Christians, we have gotten so comfortable with singing worship songs, listening to podcasts and going to conferences about being a champion, an overcomer, a chosen child of God. But do we believe it? Do we believe there is power in perseverance to transform our lives? Until we actually believe it, we will not have the integrity and strength to stand back up.

    This five-session video Bible study will take a look at the life and ministry of Paul the Apostle as a prototype for perseverance. Paul’s grit was the genesis of his transformation–it can be ours, too. This study is about a universal fight that takes soul, body, and mind to decide to not remain on the mat of life, but to tap into the strength and power of Jesus Christ and get back up to fight again. “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again…” (Proverbs 24:16).

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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  • You Found Me

    $20.00

    Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year

    Many bemoan the decline of the church. We hear a steady stream of reports about how droves of people, especially younger generations, are abandoning Christianity. But new research shows that unchurched Americans are surprisingly more receptive and open to the Christian faith than is commonly assumed.

    Researcher and practitioner Rick Richardson unveils the findings of the Billy Graham Center Institute’s groundbreaking studies on the unchurched. A study of 2000 unchurched people across the country reveals that the unchurched are still remarkably open to faith conversations and the church. Even unchurched “nones” and millennials are quite receptive if they are approached in particular ways.

    In this book you will also find best practices from further research into the top ten percent of churches that most effectively reach the unchurched. People who were previously unchurched share what actually moved them to faith and Christian commitment. And the research shows that churches and organizations can be transformed to become places where conversion growth becomes the new normal.

    If people tell you “the sky is falling,” don’t believe them. In today’s troubled world, unchurched and unbelieving people are newly receptive to hearing good news. You can lead the change that will help your church reach people-who then reach others.

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  • Love Everybody Wants Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guide

    $24.99

    Everyone loves love . . . but whose love are we really seeking? We want to be seen, known, and loved. We want to be chosen. Have you ever asked yourself, by whom?

    The love we are looking for is found in God.

    The Love Everybody Wants is a reality check and practical approach to receiving, offering, and sharing the love we long for. There is a way to experience love in a culture obsessed with shallow ideas of romance and false idealistic relationships. There is a better way. A deeper way. A way forward that sets our hearts in order and helps us learn how to be loved, how to love others well, and how to honor God through it all.

    Madi Prewett Troutt will share with honest and vulnerable conviction how to look to God, see yourself, and find deep love beyond our culture’s empty and surface ideas of being chosen, adored, sought, and worthy. In this four-session study, let down your guard and see past the filtered images to the only true love you ever need. The love that will lead you into all the relationships and experiences you desire. Learn how to live in defiance of temptations, shame, envy, and impatience. Be encouraged you are not alone pursuing the kind of love you were created for. You were made for love.

    This study guide has everything you need for a full Bible study experience, including:

    *The study guide itself–with discussion and reflection questions, video notes, and a leader’s guide.

    *An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Streaming video access code included. Access code subject to expiration after 12/31/2028. Code may be redeemed only by the recipient of this package. Code may not be transferred or sold separately from this package. Internet connection required. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Additional offer details inside.

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