Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Releases: October 22, 2008

Sticky Church
Larry Osborne
Zondervan, October 2008

Does it matter how many people are coming through the front door if the back door is wide open? Sticky church is an ideal book for church leaders who want to start their small group ministry and velcro their congregation to the Bible and each other. Includes samples of sermon notes, study questions, and leadership training materials.

Saving God One Soul at a Time (DVD)
Cloud Ten Pictures, October 2008

After serving 15 years for manslaughter, reformed pastor Armstrong Cane is ready to make amends with the neighborhood he abandoned. Returning to his late father's preaching ground, he reaches out to Norris, a troubled dealer on the path to self-destruction. With Armstrong's guidance, Norris wants out but his drug boss threatens to kill him. When Armstrong is pressured by another pastor to sell the church, their chances of building a new life seem slim. Together, the two strive to escape their dark pasts, and to reclaim a brighter future.

Apocalypse Unleashed
Mel Odom
Tyndale, October 2008

In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Apocalypse series, First Sergeant "Goose" of the US Army Rangers is trapped by the carnage of war in the Middle East. Far from his wife and child back home, he's living every day on the edge, terrified that he'll never see the people he loves again. He soon discovers that those in power within his own forces, fearful of his leadership, are determined to bring him down. With everyone gunning for him, he is going to need a miracle to pull off his mission, even as the war-torn land around him explodes in violence.

5 Conversations you must have with your daughter
Vicki Courtney
B & H Publishing Group, October 2008

For mothers with girls newborn to eighteen, this is simply a must-have book. This helps moms pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in their daughter's formative years. The book is linked to online bonus features offering invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to eleven, and twelve and up.

Faith-Based Family Finances: Let go of worry and grow in confidence
Ron Blue with Jeremy L. White, CPA
Tyndale, September 2008

How would you like access to your own financial advisor 24-7? This book is the next best thing. This is a comprehensive guide through every stage of your family's life. Ron's core principles are grounded in timeless scriptural truths, which lead to contentment and financial freedom no matter what your situation. Whether you're a whiz or a novice, this guide is filled with commonsense, practical tools to help you make wise decisions year after year. This contains the answers to many of the questions asked by families like yours and has a biblical understanding of money management that helps you let go of worry and grow in confidence.

Expelled (DVD)
Vivendi Entertainment
October, 2008

Big science has expelled smart ideas from the classroom...What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel! That rebel, Ben Stein, travels the world on his quest, and learns an awe-inspiring truth...that educators and scientists are being ridiculed, denied tenure, and even fired for merely believing that there might be evidence of "design" in nature. Perhaps life is not just the result of accidental, random chance. In the film Ben says "Enough". And NOBODY messes with Ben!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Releases: October 15, 2008

Multiple Bles8ings
Jon & Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson
Zondervan, October 2008

Kate and Jon have learned that through God, all things are possible-though sometimes slightly improbable. Just three years after giving birth to twins, they learned Kate was pregnant again-with sextuplets. Kate candidly chronicles the emotional and exhausting challenges she and Jon faced from the time the babies were conceived through the first 2 years of their lives. This story of faith provides a heartening lesson in what it means to trust the faithful hand of God to provide the strength and courage to make it through life's seemingly impossible situations.

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
Vischer, Nawrocki, Clarke, Lowenthal
r 2008

A boatload of beloved VeggieTales pals embark on a pirate adventure with their trademark humor and silly songs. They are on the ride of their lives when mysteriously whisked back to the the time when pirates ruled the high seas. It's a swashbuckling good time for the whole family!

Coffeehouse Theology

Ed Cyzewski

Navpress, September 2008

Theology should breathe life and unity among God's people, but today's culture creates a barrier of ignorance and misunderstanding in the study of God. This barrier threatens to split believers and keep seekers from finding God. Whether in a community, in a coffeehouse, or by e-mail, discussion and application of theology is essential. Joining a conversation is easy.

The Firstborn Advantage
Dr. Ke
vin Leman
September 2008

You have big plans and dreams. You demand a lot out of yourself, and it pays off. As a natural mover and shaker of the world, you were at the top of your class. You're the benchmark setter and the award winner, you've always done what's expected of you-and yes, you're the one who got in trouble for what your younger sibling did. Being firstborn comes with a high price sometimes. No one is harder on you than you. It does not have to be that way. You can learn to use your skills to your best advantage in every area of your life.

Child of Divorce Child of God
Kristine Steakley
InterVarsity Press, September 2008

Divorce affects our relationships to other people, our fears and longings, our faith and spirituality. We may have difficulties with anger, guilt, commitment or forgiveness. But our identity need not be marked only by our parents' divorce. God can enter into our woundedness and bring transformation and hope. Steakley chronicles the emotional and spiritual challenges facing adult children of divorce. She tells her own story of abandonment and estrangement, and wrestles through questions of trust, self-worth and identity. She has found that God can repair and reparent us in ways that heal and restore our relationships with ourselves, our parents and God.

Invitation: Billy Graham and the Lives God Touched
Multnomah Books, September 2008

Now for the first time, through pictures and stories of ordinary people who heard the invitation and responded, we glimpse the breathtaking panorama of a 70 year work of God. Here is the inspiring journey of hearts and souls encountering God through the ministry of Billy Graham. This new book of images and stories brings together stories of real people who responded to God's invitation and as a result found their lives transformed and utterly turned around. Invitation has a place in every ohme, and is itself an invitation to all of us who experience the spiritual legacy of Billy Graham and the work of God in changing lives.

A Baby Changes Everything
KK Wiseman, Tim Nichols, Craig Wiseman
Thomas Nelson, October 2008

Amazing is the grace that comes to find you as gently as a newborn babe. The authors have found a way to take the oldest of stories, the birth of baby Jesus, and make it relevant to us today, with the hope that defines Christmas. Includes a forward by Faith Hill.