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  • After 50 Years of Ministry

    $13.99

    Learn Ministry from One of the Best

    When Bob Russell became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church, it was just 120 people meeting in a basement. When he retired forty years later, it was nearing 20,000.

    Though Bob’s ministry was a clear success, he’d be the first to say it wasn’t perfect. In After 50 Years of Ministry he shares why. He reflects on the best of what he’s learned—sometimes the hard way—about ministry and leadership, like how to:

     

    • Respond to criticism
    • Protect your marriage
    • Stop comparing yourself to other pastors
    • Handle a staff moral failure
    • Prioritize preaching in your schedule
    • Build trust with your elders
    • Make the best use of downtime

    Hilarious, warm, and full of great stories and illustrations, After 50 Years of Ministry is sage advice from a faithful servant of God. If you are in leadership of any kind, don’t miss this chance to learn from one of the best.

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  • The Complete Husband: A Practical Guide for Improved Biblical Husbanding

    $16.99

    Being a consistently biblical husband is not for the faint of heart! God has given husbands huge responsibilities to their wives, but the good news is that God also gives husbands the grace and resources to obey his commands. In The Complete Husband, experienced biblical counselor Lou Priolo delves deep into the skills, goals, and attitudes a God-honoring husband must develop, giving practical advice throughout. If you’ve ever wondered how to best protect, please, and lead your wife, how to communicate with her, how to disagree with her—even how to talk to her!—you will find comprehensive guidance here. Yes, being a biblical husband is not for the faint of heart—but those who boldly follow God’s Word will reap great and lasting benefits in their marriages.

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  • Seeking Allah Finding Jesus

    $19.69

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 2015 Christian Book Award winner • Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity in this expanded edition with new bonus content and reflections.

    “My friend Nabeel Qureshi was courageous enough to chase down the truth with intellectual integrity, no matter the personal cost,” –Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ.

    Providing an intimate view into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi struggled with an inner turmoil that will challenge Christians, Muslims, and all those who are interested in two of the world’s greatest religions and the quest for truth.

    Qureshi–with great courage and intimacy–wrote this book with three major purposes in mind:

    • To tear down walls between two of the world’s major religions by giving non-Muslim readers an insider’s perspective into a Muslim’s heart and mind.
    • To equip the reader with facts and knowledge, showing the strength of the case for the gospel contrasted with the case for Islam.
    • To portray the immense inner struggle of Muslims grappling with the gospel, including all the sacrifices and doubts that rise up along the way.

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is more than the memoir of a man’s pursuit of answers to the most important issues of life and faith. Ultimately, it’s the story about the transformative grace and mercy of the one true God.

    This edition has been expanded to include:

    • A revised foreword and introduction
    • A new afterword by apologist Mark Mittelberg and a reflection by Nabeel’s wife
    • A substantially extended epilogue that shares how Nabeel told his friend David of his decision to follow Christ, how his parents found out, and more
    • Expert contributions from scholars and ministry leaders on each section of the book, contributions previously included only in the ebook edition
    • An appendix with a topical table of contents (for teaching from Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus)
    • An appendix tackling the objection that Ahmadi Muslims–the Islamic movement that Qureshi was raised in–are not true Muslims
    • And a sneak peek prologue from Nabeel’s book, No God but One: Allah or Jesus?
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  • Center Church: Doing Balanced Gospel Centered Ministry

    $24.99

    Many pastors struggle to translate their theological beliefs into fruitful ministry in the places they are called to reach. It?s not enough to simply know what to believe (theology) or, on the other hand, how to do ministry (methodology)?they need something in between. They need help thinking about ministry in a culture that no longer believes Christianity is a force for good, let alone the source of ultimate revealed truth in the person of Christ. Center Church, a collection of twelve essays by Timothy Keller, outlines a theological vision for ministry that is organized around three core commitments: ? Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone and strategy of all that we do.? City-centered: With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic and underserved places for gospel ministry.

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  • 15 New Testament Words of Life

    $18.99

    In 15 New Testament Words of Life, biblical scholar Nijay Gupta explores some of the most important New Testament words:

    • Righteousness
    • Gospel
    • Forgiveness
    • Life
    • Cross
    • Faith
    • Grace
    • Fellowship
    • Hope
    • Salvation
    • Peace
    • Religion
    • Holiness
    • Love
    • Witness

    These are familiar terms in the Christian vocabulary, but many don’t know the original background and theological importance of these words, and how they can be life-giving for Christian faith and life today. To access the deep meaning of these words in the theological vocabulary of the New Testament writers, Gupta discusses each word within a key text and interprets it in three contexts:

    • Canonical—how the New Testament is grounded in the Old
    • Literary—the meaning developed within the key text
    • Historical—the Jewish and Greco-Roman world of the first century

    For those first hearers of the gospel who chose to follow Jesus, these words were the words of life, and they can be once again for Jesus-followers in the modern world. With Gupta’s skilled guidance, readers will find their engagement with the New Testament revitalized as they begin to understand how these inspiring ancient words can still be captivating, thought-provoking, and worldview-shaping words for real life today.

    While the New Testament is full of depth and complexity, its most important ideas have a profound simplicity to them. In this collection of word studies, Nijay Gupta explores foundational themes in New Testament theology, but in a very accessible way. If you’re looking to deepen your understanding of some of the most essential concepts in Christian belief, this book is for you!

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  • How to Talk About Jesus Without Being That Guy

    $17.99

    Most Christians know they should be trying to tell their friends and family about Jesus. But in a post-Christendom world, personal evangelism is viewed negatively–it’s offensive, inappropriate, and insensitive. Recent studies confirm that the majority of Christians rarely evangelize, worried they might offend their family or lose their friends. In How to Talk About Jesus (Without Being That Guy), author Sam Chan equips everyday Christians who are reluctant and nervous to tell their friends about Jesus with practical, tested ways of sharing their faith in the least awkward ways possible.

    Drawing from over two decades of experience as an evangelist, teacher, and pastor, Chan explains why personal evangelism feels so awkward today. And utilizing recent insights from communication theory, cross-cultural ministry, and apologetics, he helps you build confidence in sharing your faith, and teaches you how to evangelize your friends and family in socially appropriate ways.

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  • Stop Loving the World

    $7.00

    Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. (1 John 2:15)

    Do you live in this world in such a way that people recognize that it is not your treasure?

    The Puritans were greatly concerned with suppressing worldliness in the church. Today, worldliness is an even greater problem, exacerbated by the fact that so few dare to speak out against it. In this book, William Greenhill provides modern readers with a healthy antidote to our love affair with the world. He explains what it means to love the world, exposes the dangers of cherishing it, shares how we ought to relate to it, and gives encouraging directions for removing our hearts from it. This is a book with a timeless message, demonstrating the relevance of the Puritans for today. By God’s grace, it will help persuade you that the world and all its charms are not what you should live for.

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  • God’s Crime Scene for Kids

    $8.99

    n this companion to Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, Jason uncovers a mystery in his grandmother’s attic. He and his friends, Hannah, Daniel and Jasmine, enlist the help of Detective Jeffries at the Jr. Detective’s Academy. Along the way, they develop the skills needed to investigate the mystery and the evidence of God’s existence. The cadets learn logical-thinking skills as they examine the contents of a mysterious box and the vast universe.

    In God’s Crime Scene for Kids, real-life detective J. Warner Wallace shows kids ages 8 to 12 what skills are needed to solve Jason’s mystery, and at the same time looks at evidence in the universe that demonstrates God is the creator. Ultimately, kids will learn how to make their own case for God’s existence.

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  • God’s Crime Scene

    $18.99

    There are four ways to die, and only one of them requires an intruder. Suicides, accidental, and natural deaths can occur without any evidence from outside the room. But murders typically involve suspects external to the crime scene. If there’s evidence of an outside intruder, homicide detectives have to prepare for a chase. Intruders turn death scenes into crime scenes.

    Join J. Warner Wallace, former atheist, seasoned cold-case detective, and popular national speaker as he tackles his most important case … with you on the jury!

    With the expertise of a cold-case detective, J. Warner examines eight critical pieces of evidence in the “crime scene” of the universe to determine if they point to a Divine Intruder. If you have ever wondered if something (or someone) outside the natural realm created the universe and everything in it, this is the case for you.

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  • Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith

    $17.99

    Forensic Faith will help readers: • understand why they have a duty to defend the truth • develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity • learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from God’s Word • become better communicators by learning the skills of professional case makers With real-life detective stories, fascinating strategies, and biblical insights, Wallace teaches readers cold-case investigative disciplines they can apply to their Christian faith. Forensic Faith is an engaging, fresh look at what it means to be a Christian.

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  • The Reformed Pastor

    $9.00

    Richard Baxter was vicar of Kidderminster from 1647 to 1661. In an introduction to this reprint, Dr. J.I. Packer describes him as ‘the most outstanding pastor, evangelist and writer on practical and devotional themes that Puritanism produced’. His ministry transformed the people of Kidderminster from ‘an ignorant, rude and revelling people’ to a godly, worshipping community.

    These pages, first prepared for a Worcestershire association of ministers in 1656, deal with the means by which such changes are ever to be accomplished. In his fervent plea for the discharge of the spiritual obligations of the ministry, Baxter, in the words of his contemporary, Thomas Manton, ‘came nearer the apostolic writings than any man in the age’. A century later Philip Doddridge wrote, ‘The Reformed Pastor is a most extraordinary book…many good men are but shadows of what (by the blessing of God) they might be, if the maxims and measures laid down in that incomparable Treatise were strenuously pursued’.

    Today, Baxter’s principles, drawn from Scripture, and reapplied in terms of modern circumstances, will provide both ministers and other Christians with challenge, direction and help.

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  • 30 Days to Understanding the Bible 30th Anniversary

    $12.99

    Unlock the treasures of God’s Word in just fifteen minutes a day with this classic, simple-to-use guide to Scripture.

    If you’ve ever confused the ark of the covenant with the ark of Noah, or Jericho with Jeroboam, Max Anders’ classic book, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, is for you. In just fifteen minutes a day, you’ll learn the Bible’s key people, events, and doctrines to get more out of God’s Word. This simple-to-use, straightforward guide has been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for thirty years, and now it’s available in an expanded thirtieth anniversary edition—with the most requested topics from the original edition restored and updated for today’s readers.

    Features include:

    • The “Arc of Bible History” to help you visualize the Bible’s overarching themes
    • The “Story of the Bible” summarizing Genesis through Revelation in just a few pages
    • The core beliefs of the Christian faith, focusing on the teachings that have united Christians for the last 2,000 years
    • 13-week plan that provides teacher’s every creative and effective tool for teaching the Bible in 30 days 
    • Fan-favorite bonus content, previously removed, now restored from the original edition
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  • Practicing Proverbs

    $13.99

    This is a unique book on a unique part of Scripture. Mayhue introduces us to Solomon, the writer of Proverbs, and then gets to grips with the book itself and its message. He answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Proverbs and how the book has immediate and pressing relevance to Christians today.

     

    Then he re–organises the text of the entire book of Proverbs into six life applications – spiritual, personal, family, intellectual, market–place and societal each also having particular themes highlighted within them.

    Practicing Proverbs is one book with multiple uses: devotionial, small group discipleship book, resource for the biblical counselor and for teaching Christian ethics and morality.

    Most importantly of all, this is a book to help the reader develop a life that glorifies the source of all wisdom – God.

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  • Women and Ministry

    $18.99

    In the midst of a raging debate about the role of women in the church, Dan Doriani offers credible and concrete guidance for mobilizing women for ministry. He combines biblical teaching and practical counsel in this comprehensive and accessible book.

    Doriani begins by explaining his own personal interest in the topic as a husband and a father of three daughters. Much of the book consists of analysis of the essential biblical data regarding the roles of men and women in the church. This analysis doesn’t simply show what women can’t do; it discusses all the ways in which women have effectively served in Israel and the church. He gives a biblical theology of gifts and calling and offers practical guidance about the many roles women can fill in the church today. This will prove a helpful guide for pastors, church leaders, and especially women who wish to use their spiritual gifts to advance God’s kingdom.

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  • The Gospel for Disordered Lives

    $31.99

    The gospel of Jesus Christ—the heartbeat of the Bible—brings life-changing hope and power to real people with real problems. Inspired by that conviction, The Gospel for Disordered Lives provides an introductory guide to the theory and practice of Christ-centered biblical counseling. Intended to serve as a foundational textbook for students in Christian colleges, universities, seminaries, and graduate schools, the book also provides a useful overview that working counselors can reference in their ministry contexts.

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