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  • The chosen : a novel

    A beautiful story of friendship and humanity. A glimpse at a world that I will never be a part of, and an introduction to ideas within. The end of the book was especially moving, and the story is ...

  • A tree grows in Brooklyn

    It's a story of a girl growing up poor in Brooklyn in the early 1900s. It showcases the joys and pains (especially pains) of her life, but still manages to maintain hope. Overall it was a pretty ...

  • Caring for one another : 8 ways to cultivate meaningful rela

    Read this for a small group study. It worked well for that context, with short chapters and discussion questions. A helpful little book, but know that it is not an in depth treatment of the topic, ...

  • Child proof : parenting by faith, not formula

    A book with a lofty calling for parents. It was less a book of what to do than it was a book about why we do things and how to think through things. In sure I will revisit this book through the ...

  • On reading well : finding the good life through great books

    A book about reading and how reading should shape us. I appreciated the call to approach reading, not as a neutral activity, but something that shapes us. The analysis of virtue in a number of ...

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  • Confronting ChristianityConfronting Christianity : 12 hard questions for the world's largest religion

    McLaughlin, Rebecca, 1980-, author.

    "Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea--challenging some of their deepest beliefs... Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world's best hope."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Evangelism in a skeptical worldEvangelism in a skeptical world : how to make the unbelievable news about Jesus more believable

    Chan, Sam, 1966-, author.

    Most Christians already know that they should be telling their friends about Jesus. But they have been poorly equipped with methods that are no longer effective in today's post-Christian world. As a result, many people become frustrated, blame themselves, and simply give up. Evangelism in a Skeptical World is a textbook on evangelism that is ideal for the church or the classroom to equip Christians with the principles and skills they need to tell the unbelievable news about Jesus to friends in a skeptical world.

  • Confronting ChristianityConfronting Christianity : 12 hard questions for the world's largest religion

    McLaughlin, Rebecca, 1980-, author.

    "Christianity is the most widespread global belief system, and promises to remain so well into the future. But for many educated westerners, biblical Christianity is a dangerous idea--challenging some of their deepest beliefs... Confronting Christianity explores 12 questions that keep many of us from considering faith in Christ. Look more closely, McLaughlin argues, and the reality of suffering, the complexity of sexuality, the desire for diversity, the success of science, and other seeming roadblocks to faith become signposts. Jesus becomes not a relic from the ancient world, but our modern world's best hope."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Evangelism in a skeptical worldEvangelism in a skeptical world : how to make the unbelievable news about Jesus more believable

    Chan, Sam, 1966-, author.

    Most Christians already know that they should be telling their friends about Jesus. But they have been poorly equipped with methods that are no longer effective in today's post-Christian world. As a result, many people become frustrated, blame themselves, and simply give up. Evangelism in a Skeptical World is a textbook on evangelism that is ideal for the church or the classroom to equip Christians with the principles and skills they need to tell the unbelievable news about Jesus to friends in a skeptical world.

  • Joyfully spreading the wordJoyfully spreading the word : sharing the good news of Jesus

    Nielson, Kathleen.

    A collection of theological reflections and true stories from women across the world who are eagerly sharing the good news of Jesus wherever God has placed them. They show readers just how possible it is to follow Jesus's call to evangelism in ordinary, everyday lives. -- adapted from back cover.

  • Many colorsMany colors : cultural intelligence for a changing church

    Rah, Soong-Chan.

    "The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history. By 2050, white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population. Instead, they'll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Past shifts in America's demographics always reshaped the county's religious landscape. This shift will be no different. Soong-Chan Rah's book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation. Borrowing from the business concept of 'cultural intelligence,' he explores how God's people can become more multiculturally adept. From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case-study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister more effectively in diverse settings.Without guilt trips or browbeating, the book will spur individuals, churches, and parachurch ministries toward more effectively bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good News for people of every racial and cultural background. Its message is positive; its potential impact, transformative" -- Publisher description.

  • Evangelism as exilesEvangelism as exiles : life on mission as strangers in our own land

    Clark, Elliot.

    Suffering and exclusion are normal in a believer's life. At least they should be. This was certainly Jesus's experience. And it's the experience of countless Christians around the world today. No matter your social location or set of experiences, the biblical letter of 1 Peter wants to redefine your expectations and reinvigorate your hope. Drawing on years of ministry in a Muslim-majority nation, Elliot Clark guides us through Peter's letter with striking insights for today. Whether we're in positions of power or weakness, influence or marginalization, all of us are called to live and witness as exiles in a world that's not our home. This is our job description. This is our mission. This is our opportunity. A church in exile doesn't have to be a church in retreat.

  • Is God a moral monster?Is God a moral monster? making sense of the Old Testament God

    Copan, Paul.

    Apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including that God is arrogant and jealous, punishes people too harshly, is guilty of ethnic cleansing, oppresses women, and endorses slavery. He also challenges the accusation that Christianity causes violence. Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both. --from publisher description.

  • Joyfully spreading the wordJoyfully spreading the word : sharing the good news of Jesus

    Nielson, Kathleen.

    A collection of theological reflections and true stories from women across the world who are eagerly sharing the good news of Jesus wherever God has placed them. They show readers just how possible it is to follow Jesus's call to evangelism in ordinary, everyday lives. -- adapted from back cover.

  • BefriendBefriend : create belonging in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear

    Sauls, Scott, author.

    Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it's easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences don't mirror our own. Safe among like-minded peers and digital friends, we really don't have to engage with those who can challenge and enhance our limited perspectives. Tragically, even the church can become a place that minimizes diversity and reinforces isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls, pastor and teacher, invites you to see the breadth of Christ's love in this book, BeFriend. Join Scott on this journey through twenty-one meditations to inspire actively pursuing God's love through expanding your circle of friends.Scott has met too many people whose first impulse is to fence off their lives with relational barriers that only end up starving their own souls.Yes, it's true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished.Join Scott in BeFriend as he summons you toward diverse friendship that can enrich your life and, in the process, reveal a better version of yourself.

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  • The Samuel Morris storyThe Samuel Morris story

    Torchlighters.

    Young Prince Kaboo knows his fate is sealed. Since his father can no longer meet his captors' ransom demands, Kaboo is to be tortured until death. But a bigger plan is about to unfold! A blinding light appears and the ropes that bind him fall away. Renewed strength floods his bruised body, and a heavenly voice urges him to run! The dramatic events that follow lead the boy prince to take the new name. Nothing will stop Samuel from sharing his growing faith with all who will listen.

  • Praise baby collection: forever reignPraise baby collection: forever reign

  • Growing up wild vol. 2Growing up wild vol. 2 : rainy day, new discoveries, hiking adventure

    Join the adventures of the four Wild brothers growing up as missionary kids in the remote jungles of Papaua, Indonesia. Volume 2 will show you how the Wild brothers have fun on a rainy day,give you glimpses of their discoveries such as a giant phosmid and beautiful butterflies, and take you on a hiking adventure in the tropical rain forest.

  • The Amy Carmichael storyThe Amy Carmichael story

    As little Preena is snatched away from the most gentle woman she has seen in months, she wonders how she will ever again find a way out of the temple, where she is held against her will. How will she find the missionary known as Amy Carmichael, the one who wears a cross and serves a different sort of God? Meanwhile, Amy is also consumed by the awful truth she has learned about the plight of the "temple girls.".

  • Facing the giantsFacing the giants

    A high school football coach with a history of losing games faces not only the pressures from a group of fathers wanting him fired, but also the possibility that his wife can never have children. When he turns to God, will his prayers be answered?.

  • Awesome GodAwesome God : worship songs for children

    Sovereign Grace Music.

  • Dangerous journeyDangerous journey a victorious journey of faith and pilgrimage

    Based on Bunyan's The Pilgim's Progress, this beautifully illustrated adventure story shows children the basic themes of the Christian life and pilgrimage. Nine episodes with leader's guide/Scripture reference guide.

  • Hinds' feet on high placesHinds' feet on high places

    Hurnard, Hannah.

    A Christian allegory follows the journey of Much-Afraid, a dweller in the Valley of Humiliation, to spritual heights in the service of the Chief Shepherd.

  • Erandi's braidsErandi's braids

    Madrigal, Antonio Hernandez.

    In a poor Mexican village, Erandi surprises her mother by offering to sell her long, beautiful hair in order to raise enough money to buy a new fishing net.

  • The illustrated family BibleThe illustrated family Bible : based on the New International Version Bible

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