Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Releases: July 2, 2008

Ryan Dobson & Tobin Heim
Tyndale, June 2008
We all feel the crash and burn of this broken world at some point in our lives, whether from situations out of our control, from paths that we've chosen, or even as a result of our obedience to God. Ryan Dobson and Toben Heim know what it is to be wrecked, but they also know that being wrecked is not the end of the story. They have seen firsthand how God can take the mangled pieces of our lives and transform them into something beyond what we could fathom. Through their honest stories and insights into Scripture, you will find that your life doesn't have to be wrecked forever. But it can be wrecked for good.

You Don't Have to Cross the Ocean to Reach the World
David Boyd
Chosen, June 2008

The key to reaching the nations with the gospel is to first reach the stranger who dwells among us. With this strategic principle, David Boyd set out to plant a church that focused on identifying and equipping bicultural people to share God's love across borders of race, culture, and language. With a firm biblical foundation, compelling case studies, true stories, and practical suggestions for implementation, this is the ideal book for everyone who wants to reach the world for Christ by starting at their own front door.

Activate: An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups
Nelson Searcy & Kerrick Thomas
Regal, June 2008

Church leaders want to know how to make small groups work for their church communities, yet a quick look around shows that while small groups are all the rage, much of the time they create more problems than they solve. Nelson Searcy and Kerrick Thomas show how church leaders can implement a life-changing small-group ministry that gets the maximum number of people involved and solves many of the important (yet irritating) problems facing churches of all sizes.

The Presence of a Hidden God
D. James Kennedy & Jerry Newcombe
Chosen, June 2008

Completed just before his untimely passing, beloved pastor and teacher Dr. D. James Kennedy and co-author Jerry Newcombe provide the biblical assurance and helpful insight you’re seeking to build your faith in the living God. Dr. Kennedy knew–as you will soon discover–that if we seek God with all our hearts, we will find Him indeed.

Crazy Love
Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski
David C. Cook, June 2008

Pastor Francis Chan, creator of, wants everyone to come to terms with the impossible, relentless, crazy love of God. God doesn't want your begrudging leftovers or even your good intentions. He wants you--heart, soul, and mind. That's why you are here. That's why we're all here. Don't miss it.

Dating: A Pocket Bible Study & Journal
Hayley DiMarco
Revell, June 2008

To date or not to date . . . that is the question. Let's face it. Dating can be fun but at the same time it's full of potential heartache. This Pocket Bible Study & Journal lets you feed yourself the answers to the tough questions on relationships with the opposite sex, including: deciding whether dating or waiting is best for you, keeping your thoughts and actions pure, being honest without sharing too much, finding "The One." If you are thinking about dating, are ready to date, or are already dating, this study is for you!

Between Us Girls: Fun Talk About Faith, Friends, & Family
Vicki Courtney
Broadman & Holman, June 2008

This all-new full-color and fun-paced magabook encourages girls between the ages of eight and twelve to grow spiritually and socially in every area of life. Young readers will love the engaging articles, cool quizzes and games, and fashionable photos throughout. Parents will be excited about having a resource that wisely encourages girls to enjoy being their age rather than bowing to modern culture’s temptations to grow up too fast.

You Can Do It!
Tony Dungy
Little Simon, June 2008

Linden, is a third grader who is having a bad day at school. Linden is the youngest of the Dungy family and the least motivated because he hasn't found "it." In a family where everyone seems to have found their special talent, all Linden knows is that he wants to make people happy. With encouragement from his parents, a helping hand from his older brother Tony, and inspiration from God, Linden learns that if he dreams big and has faith, he can do anything!

To Know That You're Alive
BEC Recordings, May2008

Birthed out of front man Jon Micah Sumrall's ski accident--and resulting damage to hist shoulder, this album's unusual muse resulted in one of the band's most immediate, expressive and aggressive discs to date. Includes "Complete," "The Feeling" and "Promise You."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out to Activate! I hope you are finding the book helpful. We just posted a ton of free stuff related to the book at:

    God bless you and thanks for the post!

    Nelson Searcy
    Co-Author: Activate - An Entirely New Approach to Small Groups
    Lead Pastor, The Journey, NYC

    P.S. I'm now blogging at