245 pages, 23 of 24 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
How does change really happen? How do Christians grow? We sit in class after class, read book after book, and try as hard as we can to change; but somehow nothing ever really changes. We struggle with the same issues day after day, year after year, and wonder, Can anything ever really be different?
Scripture talks about transformation. Paul says we should be transformed by renewing our minds. How do we do that? What does it even mean?
In his new book, Unveiled: The Transforming Power of God’s Presence and Voice, Alan Smith seeks to unveil an all too often hidden aspect of the Christian faith. Through personal stories, solid biblical teaching, and practical application, Alan brings clarity to this essential truth: real, lasting transformation happens when we experience God’s presence and hear His voice.
336 pages, 39 of 48 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Julie Charlton is at the breaking point. She’s overwhelmed and burned out, and in today’s unrelenting society, her kids are, too. When her sister-in-law Susan, a Martha Stewart-in-training, lands the chance to participate in a reality TV series promoting simple living, and needs another family to join her, it seems like the perfect opportunity.The location is an idyllic farm outside an Amish community in Tennessee. Julie, with her two children, joins Susan and her teenage daughter for a summer adventure. Susan needs to succeed in order to become self-sufficient after an ugly divorce, Julie needs to slow down long enough to remember what her priorities are and regain a sense of purpose and meaning. It becomes clear from the start that “living simple” is no simple matter. With the camera watching every move, Susan’s drive for perfection feels a lot like what they left behind, while Julie suddenly finds herself needing to stand up for slowing down. With each new challenge, their season of “going Amish” gets more and more complicated, as each woman learns unexpected lessons about herself and her family.
222 pages, 7 of 7 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
ASK yourself, what does it take to lead the church in the 21st century? Will the same skills used during the Industrial and Information Ages work in the Conceptual Age? What personality traits of a conceptual leader will invite the church to move past its current place in order to be where God is leading? With churches closing faster than we can plant them, is there hope of moving forward in the 21st century?
WITH the shift from left brain dominance of the Industrial and Information Ages to right brain dominance in the Conceptual Age, “church leadership” needs to redefine what it means to be a “leader.” Long gone are the days of “Jesus as CEO” or “Pastor as CEO.” Long gone are the “Maxwellian” views of leadership – and the left brain dominance of such teachings. This book is designed to invite you to explore your right brain and to invite others to explore a right brain personality with hopes to bring the church back to life.
HOW do we make that shift? We need to embrace our right brain.
THIS book addresses some very important questions. Where are we now? How did we get here? Where do we need to be? How do we get there?
354 pages, 76 of 104 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her refusal to deal with her life and her drinking, Leah is forced to make a decision. Can this brand-conscious socialite walk away from the country club into 28 days of rehab? Can she leave what she has now to gain back what she needs? Joy, sadness, pain and a new strength converge, testing her marriage, her friendships and her faith.
288 pages, 17 of 19 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Within the course of a week, Natalie is dumped by her husband, receives an urgent call home from her father, and discovers her estranged sister is pregnant.
A road trip on Route 66 may not help, but it sure couldn’t hurt. Or so Natalie thinks, until Lindsay’s boyfriend starts stalking them. Will their trip down the Mother Road bring the two sisters closer together or turn out to be the biggest wrong turn yet?
143 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
ach week thousands of Christians will sing “Amazing Grace” at church, paying lip service to one of the most phenomenal aspects of Christianity, yet walking away untouched by its magnitude. They pay mental assent to the concept, but their hearts are untouched.
In the author’s words, “God’s grace is amazing, abundant, free, and available. So why is spiritual famine an epidemic both inside and outside the church? Because although we’ve come to Christ by recognizing grace, few of us have carried it along as essential equipment on the Christian path. . . . God never promised a pain-free life, but he did promise that his grace is all we need in our search for peace and fulfillment.”
Breathing Grace is a unique look at a topic that stands at the very core of the Christian faith. Dr. Harry Kraus, best-selling author and practicing surgeon, reveals the gospel of grace through a series of medical metaphors, predominantly the physiology of our need for and utilization of oxygen. The clinical flavor of the book brings to life a subject that many Christians have failed to grasp and incorporate into their daily lives, illustrating our need, God’s provision, and the moment-by-moment inflow and exhalation of grace to a starving world.
Breathing Grace includes study questions for group and individual use.
125 pages, 3 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
232 pages, 6 of 6 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
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56 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
This 40-day devotional brings a refreshing approach to assisting busy people to connect with God.
Taking his inspiration from the rich imagery of the scriptures, Gary highlights creative ways of expressing the grace of God in everyday life.
As he notes in day 7, “Putting on Christ is not a cover-up for what you really are; it is a whole new outfit to wear, signifying your new standing before God.” A key point of difference of this study is the focus placed on the resources and provisions given to empower us to express our new identity in Christ.
Through these meditations the illusion of distance from God is dealt with, a deeper understanding of what has been done through Christ is realised, and we will be better equipped to face opposition and difficulties. A passion and excitement for Christian spirituality can be rekindled, as well as a deeper appreciation for God and his eternal purposes.
Most of these reflections on relationship with God also have additional Bible references to help in understanding these often-neglected but powerful expressions of salvation and faith.
247 pages, 2 of 2 reviews are 4-star, Lending Enabled
Who does the Church exclude? When the Church claims to be inclusive, they do so by defining who they exclude. If we truly believe all people are Children of the living God, why do we exclude?
Misfits: Who Are You Including? takes a look into the idea that the church needs to be open, inviting, welcoming and affirming. It challenges the ideas that are central to the Evangelical Church when it comes to being an inclusive community of faith.
69 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
Hey, Girl! These straight-forward prayers are for teenagers and young adults who know the power behind time spent with God. Packed with issues close to your heart like family, friends, even your future spouse, it guides you in making significant differences in your world. Relationships in your life can be strengthened through easy to follow examples of prayer. The format revolves around a 31-day calendar month, with three seperate prayers, firmly grounded on scripture, per day. The daily emphasis on praising God helps those longing for a deeper, fuller awareness of God in their daily life.
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