Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Releases: July 23, 2008

Jerry Jenkins
Tyndale, July 2008

When a condemned man with nothing to lose meets one with nothing to gain, everyone washed by the endless ripples of that encounter will forever recall the day a little bit of heaven invaded a whole lot of hell. Brady Wayne Darby and Thomas Carey could hardly have been more disparate individuals. Yet when Darby, a no-account loser raised in a dingy suburban trailer park, encounters Carey, a weary man of God, an entire--state indeed, a nation--is affected. Embark on a wondrous journey where death, guilt, and despair are unfathomably trumped by rebirth, forgiveness, and hope.

Instructing a Child's Heart
Tedd & Margy Tripp
Shepherd Press, April 2008

From interaction with their peers to the instruction and correction that they receive at home, children interpret their experience from a worldview that seeks to answer their fundamental questions: Who am I? What do I exist for? Where can I find joy? Instructing a Child's Heart shows parents how to provide children with a consistent, persuasive, biblical framework for understanding the world God has made and their place in it.

Prayer Coach
James L. Nicodem
Shepherd Press, June 2008

While a strong prayer life is the desire of many believers, the reality is often difficult to come by. In Prayer Coach, James L. Nicodem begins with a frank discussion about the obstacles of prayer and then offers practical suggestions and basic principles on how a reader can strengthen his or her prayer life and bring depth to this spiritual discipline. As readers apply the methods taught in this book, they will learn to approach the throne of God with passion, fervency, and confidence.

Winning the Battle Within: Realistic Steps to Overcoming Sexual Strongholds
Neil T. Anderson
Harvest House, June 2008

In this newly updated and expanded version of Finding Freedom In a Sex-Obsessed World, Neil T. Anderson presents a clarifying, refreshing look at God's plan for sex. With biblical advice and compassion, Anderson points the way out of confusion and shame by exposing the guilt, anger, and fear involved in sexual struggles, leading Christians to able to enjoy and value God's marvelous design for their emotions and bodies.

Two Nations Under God: Why You Should Care About Israel
Tom Doyle
Broadman & Holman, July 2008

In Two Nations Under God, American missionary Tom Doyle presents compelling reasons why the U.S. should show concern for Israel. In three parts, Doyle offers a biblical and historical primer on Israel, facts about Islam and the spiritual roots behind the Middle East conflicts, and a call to action and prayer for the American church regarding the future of Israel. Readers will learn throughout that, despite the headlines, there is plenty of good news coming from the Middle East.

The Reason for God
Timothy Keller
Dutton, February 2008
For years, Tim Keller has compiled a list of the most frequently voiced “doubts” skeptics bring to his Manhattan church. In The Reason for God, he dismantles each of them. Written with atheists, agnostics, and skeptics in mind, Keller also provides an intelligent platform on which true believers can stand their ground when bombarded by the backlash. Keller uses literature, philosophy, real-life conversations and reasoning, and even pop culture to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief, held by thoughtful people of intellectual integrity with a deep compassion for those who truly want to know the truth.

Manhood: Navigating the Mind Fields
Peter O. Pritchard
Bridge-Logos, June 2008
Today's Christian men are bombarded with sexual temptations from the Internet, television, movies, and the whole sensually explicit culture. In Manhood: Navigating the Mind Fields, Peter Pritchard offers thirty-one daily devotional readings for men seeking victory over temptation and concerned with producing lives of greater purity of thought and action. Each devotion includes study questions for reflection and application.

How You Are Changing
Jane Graver
Concordia House, July 2008
The changes that occur to preteens can be very traumatic. These books, the third in the Learning About Sex series, explains to 10- to 12-year-olds that these changes are normal and are a part of God's unfolding plan for their growth and development.
Age-appropriate language and graphics help the reader recognize gender differences as one of God's great gifts designed as part of His creation plan.

Third Day
Essential Records, July 2008
Third Day’s new album, Revelation, once again demonstrates the band’s ability to create music that captures the complexities of the Christian walk. With his heart on his sleeve, lead vocalist/principal songwriter Mac Powell gives voice to the emotions all believers feel as they attempt to reconcile everyday struggles with the hope born of salvation. Songs like "Run To You," "Born Again," "This Is Who I Am," and "Call My Name," are like musical stepping stones on the band’s personal journey.

A Dream to Believe In, Volume 2
Nicole C. Mullen
Word Records, July 2008
A Dream To Believe In, Vol. 2 is the second installment in Nicole’s thematic trilogy. With a very contemporary pop sound, reminiscent of artists like Beyonce Knowles and Janet Jackson, songs on this new record were inspired by many great moments in our national history that have significant importance to our faith walk with God. Includes "Work with Me (Dance)," "Brainwash," and "Still a Dream."

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