Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Releases: January 21, 2009

The Sound (CD)
Mary Mary
Integrity/Columbia, October 2008

This album shows that Mary Mary are not ones to shy away from declarations of faith. The girls are now more intentional than ever about whom they adore. The ballads stand out for the passionate delivery as the other songs easily stand out as being the sonic and spiritual ones of the album.

Your Name (CD)
Various Artists
Integrity, October 2008

This is an incredible collection of new songs focusing on the powerful names of God. Produced by Dove Award-winning producer Ian Eskelin, this product includes the familiar voices of your favorite Christian artists, including Lincoln Brewster, Mark Stuart, Phil Wickham, Ayiesha Woods, Leeland Mooring, Vicky Beeching, Aaron Shust, Joel Auge, Paul Baloche, and many more.

CompassionArt: Creating Freedom From Poverty (CD/DVD)
Various Artists
EMI/Sparrow, January 2009

This is determined to engage people everywhere to help end world poverty. Featuring 14 new songs from 19 of christian music's more accomplished artists and a documentary of the movement, all of the proceeds and royalties will go to help the poorest of the poor.

The Art of Compassion
Martin Smith
Faith Words, January 2009

CompassionArt is a new charitable project founded by musician Martin Smith and his wife Anna. Twelve of today's most highly respected musicians have collaborated to produce an album of new worship songs, with all proceeds to go to charity. In the book to accompany the album, THE ART OF COMPASSION, each of the artists writes a chapter highlighting the key issues of the project and offers discussion on the link between worship and justice, and art and action.

Losing Control & Liking It
Tim Sanford
Tyndale, December 2008

Discover the joys of cage-free parenting! It's been drummed into your head: You have to make your kids turn out right. If you don't, what will people think? Worse, what disasters await if your child takes the wrong path? The truth is, you can't make you kids turn out right. It's not even your job. Let the author show you how to give up your fears about your teenager's future and the control you never really had. You'll discover the truth about how God parents His children, and it will set you free.

John: 13 Lessons to deepen our faith in Jesus, the Son of God
Life Application Bible Studies
Tyndale, November 2008

You want your bible study to help you grow, make a difference, and change your life. This one will. Whether you're teaching a class, leading a small group, or just looking for a challenging personal study, these studies are for you. With thought-provoking questions, complete lesson format, the full text of the book of John, and the most extensive commentary available in a booklet, this study guide gives you everything you need for understanding God's word and applying it to your life.

Death by Church
Mike Erre
Harvest House, January 2009

Are you dissatisfied with the state of the church? Maybe God feels the same way. The early church was a vibrant counterculture, and "outpost of heaven." These fledgling communities lived in contradiction to the world around them and saw themselves as an entirely new expression of humanity. But today, much of the church is merely an increasingly irrelevant and powerless reflection of values and priorities. The church has ceased bearing witness to the dynamic and all-encompassing kingdom of God and has instead become an end to itself. Rediscover God's intention for his church to be a testimony to the world of His supreme triumph in Jesus.

Heart of Compassion, Hands of Care
Darlene Sala
Wing Spread, July 2008

This is the challenging story of a Kenyan woman who refuses to accept defeat, dismissing the advice that nothing can be done for poverty-stricken people. Freda Robinson, a nurse known as Sister Freda, has the backing of no denomination or church, but humbly trusts the Lord day by day for His provision for the 30-bed hospital, clinic, and feeding program for dozens of children God has put under her care. The author felt the "tap on the shoulder" to tell Freda's story in this encouraging, and sometimes heart-breaking book when she spent time in Kenya watching this very dedicated woman make a difference in the lives of people. This book will inspire you no matter what your background or where you live.

The Bare Bones Bible Handbook for Teens: Getting to Know God in the Bible
Jim George
Harvest House, December 2008

God wrote the Bible so that you could get to know Him and live a better life. But the Bible is a big book filled with lots of information. How can you ever get to know it and use it in your everyday life? That's just what this handbook is all about. In just 10 minutes you can discover the key points of any book of the Bible. You'll be amazed at how much the Bible has to say about the things that matter most to you.

From One Widow to Another
Miriam Neff
Moody, January 2009

Anyone who has been through the death of a spouse will tell you that life changes immediately and permanently. The author understands these changes because she went through them when her husband of 41 years went to be with the Lord. Now Neff helps other navigate the murky waters of widowhood. She writes openly and honestly revealing her struggles and victories, and encouraging each reader to embrace the new woman she has become. Widows of all ages can benefit from the author's insights into a widow's vulnerabilities and strengths, her changing relationships, and the new woman she has become.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gregg & Deborah Lewis
Zonderkidz, February 2009

This book tells the true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to become one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons. When Ben was in school, his peers called him the class dummy. But his mother encouraged him to succeed, and Ben discovered a deep love of learning. Ben found that anything is possible with trust. The special TV-movie edition includes eight pages of color photos from the film starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

Evidence For The Resurrection: What It Means for Your Relationship with God
Sean McDowell
Regal, February 2009

When Jesus died on the cross, it seemed that all had been lost. Death had won. But after three days in a rich man's tomb, Jesus appeared...alive! The news was so shocking that his followers refused to believe it until they saw him with their own eyes and touched his wounds with their own hands. Then Jesus made an amazing claim: In the future, they would have resurrected bodies like his, bodies that would never deteriorate, age or perish. They would have new life without death or pain, in the presence of a loving God forever. But can we believe His promise? In this look at the claims of the Gospel writers and 2,000 years of believing Christians, the author invites you to examine the compelling and abundant evidence that Jesus Christ conquered death and the grave!

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