Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Releases

My Valentine for Jesus
Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Zondervan, December 2009
This Valentine holiday book for young children will help parents of children ages 2-5 share the meaning of love. The rhyming text and delightful illustrations tell the story of a child's love for his family and his special love for Jesus.

Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity
Mark Batterson
Multnomah Books, December 2009
What would your Christianity look like if it was stripped down to the simplest, rawest, purest faith possible? You would have more, not less. You would have the beginning of a new reformation—in your generation, your church, your own soul. You would have primal Christianity. This book is an invitation to become part of a reformation movement. It is an invitation to rediscover the compassion, wonder, curiosity, and energy that turned the world upside down two thousand years ago. It is an invitation to be astonished again.

Pure Pleasure: Why Do Christians Feel So Bad About Feeling So Good?
Gary Thomas
Zondervan, October 2009
Discover the power of guilt-free pleasure. Pleasure is a good thing. It's a powerful force that feeds your relationships, helps protect your spiritual integrity, and brings delight to our heavenly Father. Pleasure isn't something Christians should fear, shun, or disparage; it's something we should learn to cultivate in our lives. Acclaimed spiritual growth author Gary Thomas will guide you into this way of life, which is foundational to a healthy relationship with God, with your loved ones, and with the world. He'll show you that, for the redeemed, pleasure can be a powerful and holy force for good, leading to increased worship, spiritual strength, and renewed relationships. In this invigorating and liberating book, Gary Thomas will energize, inspire, equip, and challenge you to experience life as God meant it to be: overflowing with pleasure.

Dug Down Deep
Joshua Harris
Multnomah Books, January 2010
How does God speak? What's so significant about Jesus being both human and divine? Who is the Holy Spirit? Whether you're just exploring Christianity or a veteran believer, Harris will help you unearth the timeless truths of Scripture; discover that theology isn't just for scholars; and deepen your relationship with Christ.

Kingdom Without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity
Miriam Adeney
IVP Books, December 2009
The twenty-first century has opened with a rapidly changing map of Christianity. While its influence is waning in some of its traditional Western strongholds, it is growing at a phenomenal pace in the global South. And yet this story has largely eluded the corporate news brokers of the West. Layered as it is with countless personal and corporate stories of remarkable faith and witness, it nevertheless lies ghostlike behind the newsprint and web pages of our print media, outside the camera's vision on the network evening news. Miriam Adeney has lived, traveled and ministered widely. She has walked with Christians in and from the far reaches of the globe. As she pulls back the veil on real Christians--their faith, their hardships, their triumphs and, yes, their failures--an inspiring and challenging story of a kingdom that knows no borders takes shape. This is a book that coaxes us out of our comfortable lives. It beckons us to expand our vision and experience of the possibilities and promise of a faith that continues to shape lives, communities and nations.

The Book of Ruth DVD
Pure Flix, December 2009
A biblical Cinderella story from the archives of the royal Jewish bloodline! Choosing to leave her homeland and follow her mother-in-law to Israel, a young widow, Ruth, captures the heart of wealthy Boaz. Their romance sets the stage for the kingship of Israel---and the coming of the Messiah. Stars Dan Haggerty, Lana Wood, and Carman. Dove-approved. Approx. 91 minutes.

Wow Gospel 2010 CD
Various Artists
Provident Music Distribution, January 2010
If you plan to buy only one gospel album this year, make it this one! Packed with songs from the top of the charts, this set glitters with stars. From Whitney Houston ("I Look to You") and Smokie Norful ("Justified") to Juanita Bynum ("I Pour My Love") and Kirk Franklin ("Declaration"), you'll rejoice heart and soul. Two CDs and one DVD.

Losing All CD
Day of Fire
Integrity Music, January 2010
Nashville based hard rockers Day Of Fire's latest release, LOSING ALL, features 12 ambitious,high energy rock songs. The band's 2004 self-titled debut release was Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed. To date the band has sold over 150,000 units and performed for over 750,000 devoted fans worldwide. They have previously toured with Creed, Nickelback, and recently hit the road with Daughtry,who also co-wrote three tracks on the new album. LOSING ALL is a powerful hard-rock record that showcases the growth of band professionally and personally. Day Of Fire is vocalist Josh Brown, guitarist Joe Pangallo, his brother Chris Pangallo on bass, and drummer Zach Simms.

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