Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New Releases: March 3, 2009

The Hole in Our Gospel
Richard Stearns
Thomas Nelson Publishing, February 2009

It's 1998 and Richard Stearns' heart is breaking as he sits in a mud hut and listens to the story of an orphaned child in Rakai, Uganda. His journey to this place took more than a long flight from the United States to Africa. It took answering God's call on his life, a call that hurtled him out of his presidential corner office at Lenox-America's finest tableware company-to this humble corner of Uganda. This is a story of how a cor porate CEO faced his own struggle to obey God whatever the cost, and his passionate call for Christians to change the world by actively living out their faith. Using his own journey as an example, Stearns explores the hole that exists in our understanding of the Gospel. Two thousand years ago, twelve people changed the world. Stearns believes it can happen again.

My Sing-Along Bible (The Beginner's Bible)
Zonderkids, February 2009

Introduce your child to God’s Word in the most memorable way – through song! My Sing-Along Bible features eight popular Bible stories using the child-friendly art from The Beginner’s Bible, the bestse lling story Bible of our time with over 6 million copies sold. Corresponding classic Christian songs will inspire your children to grow in their faith and understanding of the Bible. Also includes two bonus songs for added fun: “Praise Him All Ye Little Children” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. The Beginner’s Bible is the perfect starting point for children as they discover the life and fun of the Bible, just like millions of children before.

Apologetics for a New Generation
Sean McDowell
Harvest House, February 2009

Many teenagers leave home for college but don’t take their faith with them. Popular writer and speaker Sean McDowell offers a solution for this problem: a new way of approaching faith that addresses the questions the emerging generation is asking and that incorporates a radically humble and relational approach. An impressive list of contributors including Dan Kimball (They Like Jesus but Not the Church), Brian Godawa (Hollywood Worldviews), and Josh McDowell show that today’s apologetics must employ...

  • a clear connection with everyday life
  • an invitation for people to express their doubts and wrestle with tough questions
  • a culturally savvy understanding of the way secular people view Christians
  • an engaging methodology that captures the imagination before engaging the mind
  • a strong emphasis on the resurrection and how it changes everything

This resource is imperative for leaders who are ready to engage a new generation with the claims of Christ.

Thrive, Don't Simply Survive
Karol Ladd
Howard Publishing, February 2009

Life is unpredictable and often doesn't turn out as we'd planned. The things that matter most to us -- marriages, children, careers, families, and friends -- sometimes fall apart and leave us only with deflated dreams. Whether you're struggling with the big issues of life or simply over- whelmed by the demands of every single day, Karol Ladd's powerful biblical principles will give you the help you need. In this book, you will discover how to redefine your unexpected life, and you'll learn concrete skills that will help you move past simply surviving and into a thriving life that is lived passionately and with joy.New purpose and hope await you just beyond the cover of this book.

Significant Living
Jerry & Shirley Rose
Whitaker House, March 2009

They say life begins at fifty. Is that just an advertising slogan? Can we really begin again? Whether you are a baby boomer or approaching middle age, authors and veteran TV personalities Jerry and Shirley Rose show you how to make the second half of your life exciting, full, and significant. Maybe you have had happy years raising a family but now have time to explore new opportunities. Maybe your jobs have felt like dead ends, and you have struggled your whole life to discover purpose and joy in living. Perhaps you have had a full career but now are lacking passion in life. Regardless of our circumstances, many of us do not know how to redirect our lives toward significance. We need guidance. We need a road map to give us direction for finding the meaning God wants our lives to have. You can reinvent your life and make it truly significant! It is never too late to find your purpose and continue growing spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, relationally, and vocationally. Join Jerry and Shirley in a celebration of life and faith after fifty as you find renewed meaning and significance for the second half of your life!

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