Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Releases

Fresh Start
Doug Fields
Thomas Nelson, August 2009
Trapped by harmful habits, behaviors, and attitudes, we struggle to become the person God has created and called us to be. Saddleback Church teaching pastor Doug Fields says it's never too late to get a fresh start. With personal stories and youthful writing, Doug challenges readers to recognize that they may say they want God in their lives, but they really don't want to change. They are stuck. He says, "It's not about trying harder, it's about plugging into God's transforming power and submitting your entire life to Christ. Age doesn't matter; fresh starts are for everyone." Topics include:
  • Dealing with pride
  • Defining success
  • Living with guilt
  • Struggling with conflicts
  • Finding true friendships
  • Overcoming discouragement
  • Facing rejection
  • Attacking anger

A Skeptics Guide to Faith
Philip Yancey
Zondervan, September 2009
Philip Yancey believes we are missing the supernatural hidden in everyday life. In this 2004 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner he investigates the natural world and discovers the supernatural hiding in plain view. Nature and super nature are not two separate worlds, but different expressions of the same reality. To encounter the world as a whole, we need a more supernatural awareness of the natural world. He promises that the grace-filled result will be a life of beauty, purpose, freedom, and faith.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
Donald Miller
Thomas Nelson, September 2009
Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life as if he were a character in a movie.
Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another. But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don's life for film--changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative--the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

Follow Me To Freedom
Shane Claiborne
Regal Books, September 2009
Re-imagine Leading and Following in a World Longing for True Justice, Compassion and Freedom Followers of Christ yearn to see the world changed in compassionate, positive, effective ways. As prophetic voices, Shane Claiborne and John Perkins lead the way in this move to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus. One is young, a self proclaimed reformed redneck who grew up in the hills of Tennessee and now lives in inner city Philadelphia and the other is decades older, an African-American civil rights leader who was almost beaten to death by police in Mississippi, and went on to found a reconciliation movement and counsel three American presidents. Claiborne and Perkins draw on more than a century of combined following and learning, activating and leading. Together they craft a timely message for ordinary people willing to take radical steps to see real change happen. In Follow Me to Freedom, Claiborne and Perkins lead the way toward justice for all, unfolding a proven strategy as ancient as the patriarchs of faith and as fresh as the needs of every human heart. Starting with Moses as a model, they re-imagine leading and following in a world desperate for true social justice, compassion and freedom. They offer practical ways to internalize and live out God’s promise of freedom in the twenty-first century. Followers of Christ will not only be inspired but also catalyzed into action, and the world will never be the same.

Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World
David Jeremiah
Thomas Nelson, September 2009
Practical instruction for living a confident life in a world filled with chaos and crisis.
In the New York Times best-seller What in the World Is Going On? Dr. David Jeremiah summarized ten prophetic clues that are coming true in our own generation. In light of these chaotic events, how can we continue to live a life of commitment and confidence? Looking through the lens of the same verses that speak of Christ’s return Dr. Jeremiah now points us to the habits we must establish that will form a pattern for living with certain hope in our uncertain times. They include how to stay:
  • Centered in Christ
  • Committed to the Word
  • Compassionate toward others
  • Connected to the church
  • Consistent in your walk
  • Calm in your heart
  • Certain of His coming
  • Confident in your faith

The Message//Remix: Solo pink edition
Eugene Peterson
NavPress, September 2009
The Message of Hope is a book that is ideal for people suffering loss or facing discouraging times. Small size makes it easy to carry for one's own inspiration or to give away.

Live Life Loud!
Hawk Neslon
BEC Recordings, September, 2009
The energetic pop/rock band urges you to live your life at top volume---embracing the good times and the not so good! Includes "Never Enough," "Eggshells," "Alive," "Ode to Lord Stanley," "Long Ago," "The Job," "Lest We Forget," "'Tis So Sweet," "The Final Toast," and the hit singles "Meaning of Life," "Shaken," and the title track.

Light Up the World
Desperation Band
Integrity Music, September 2009
New Life Church's Desperation Band is back with an invigorating set of modern worship originals, alongside stunning live versions of their hits "Rescue" and "I Am Free." This enhanced CD also includes a digital songbook, featuring transposable sheet music, chord charts, lead sheets and lyric text files for all tracks from the album.

Hunter Brown and the Consuming Fire (Codebearers Series v.2)
The Miller Brothers
Warner Press, September 2009
After returning from his first trip to Solandria, Hunter Brown finds himself deserted by his best friends, but with memories of his adventures and many unanswered questions. He returns to school in the fall, where his tendency to think he is being trailed by the Shadow lands him in a heap of trouble. Soon, Hunter takes a wild ride to Solandria with new friends, only to find the Codebearers scattered and the Resistance weakened. Led by a mysterious Flame, Hunter, Trista and Rob begin their quest to find the seven mentioned in the Author's Writ. But they face a brutal adversary, Xaul, who threatens to destroy all that remains of the Resistance.

1 comment:

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