Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thomas Nelson Publishing, May 2010
There are 1,000 prophecies in the Bible so it's natural to wonder, have any prophecies been fulfilled? Do they really explain the future? Can we really know what will happen at the end of time? In succinct and clear answers to most frequently asked questions, Dr. Jeremiah decodes and clarifies prophecy for the average person. He explains in simple lay terms what could otherwise be mysterious and even frightening, allowing readers to gain a balanced and assuring perspective of the significance of prophetic events to their personal lives as believers in Christ. He also helps readers understand how prophecy is directly related to world events today.
Inside the Revival
Tyndale, May 2010
Based on Inside the Revolution, this booklet provides stories and information about how God is drawing Muslims around the world to Christ and how believers can practically engage in what God is doing. Joel Rosenberg also shares four simple strategies that will help mobilize the church to love their neighbors: learn, pray, give, and go.
A Woman's Guide to Spiritual Warfare
Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock
Regal Books, May 2010
There is a spiritual war going on, and God has given women a key position on the battlefront. Women everywhere face battles that threaten to overwhelm them and those they love: A son’s drug addiction. A daughter’s abortion. A husband’s failed business. A friend’s adulterous affair. Depression. Fear. Illness. A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare offers biblical and practical steps any woman can follow to take her place in battle with confidence, and to overcome the forces of evil in the power and authority of the risen Christ. Readers will learn how to break cycles of bondage in their families, to make their homes places of refuge from spiritual attack and to fight for the health of their marriage, all through the power of prayer. Women have a special calling in the ongoing war, and A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare is the field guide for every wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend who is ready to take up her position on the front lines.
The Last Christian: A Novel
Waterbrook Press, May 2010
In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost?
Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. Abby goes to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. A curious message from her grandfather assigns her a surprising mission: re-introduce the Christian faith in America, no matter how insurmountable the odds. But a larger threat looms. The world's leading artificial intelligence industrialist has perfected a technique for downloading the human brain into a silicon form. Brain transplants have begun, and with them comes the potential of eliminating physical death altogether—but at what expense? As Abby navigates a society grown more addicted to stimulating the body than nurturing the soul, she and Creighton Daniels, a historian troubled by his father's unexpected death, become unwitting targets of powerful men who will stop at nothing to further their nefarious goals. Hanging in the balance—the spiritual future of all humanity. In this fast-paced thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking religious themes to create a spell-binding "what-if?" novel.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Zondervan, May 2010
For the past two years, Craig Groeschel (www.lifechurch.tv) and his church have hosted an international multi-church campaign called ONE PRAYER, a month-long concerted focus on unifying the many different, diverse churches participating by praying together and serving their local communities. In 2009, ONE PRAYER campaign attracted over 2,000 churches and over 1,000,000 church members. Many of these churches are high-profile evangelical churches with pastors who are also successful authors and speakers. The campaign continues to attract interest from more and more churches and ministries. The 2010 campaign, scheduled for June, is expected to grow by 50 percent. This compilation book features chapters by seventeen of the best and brightest participant pastors, including Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Jentezen Franklin, Perry Noble, Steven Furtick, and others.
Plan B: What Do You Do When God Doesn't Show Up the Way You Thought He Would?
Thomas Nelson, April 2010
What do you do with a shattered dream? Or an unmet expectation? What do you do when your life isn't turning out the way you thought it would? What do you do when you have to turn to Plan B? In Plan B pastor and author Pete Wilson uses real life stories of disappointments and hurts along with the biblical stories of men and women like David, Joseph, and Ruth to help readers come to grips with the truth that they will face situations that in themselves they are completely unable to handle but that in them God is simply trying to get them to surrender their plans so that they can receive His. He identifies our common responses to difficulties and offers hope, helping us to
- Understand what God might be up to
- See how surrender helps us to receive God's plan
- Embrace the community of believers
- Reconcile a God of love with a life of tragedy and suffering
Wilson points readers to the cross as not just the starting line but the centerpiece of our story with God and shares that it is there we turn in our Plan B and find the undeniable relationship between crisis and our hope followed by true spiritual transformation. "God wants to live inside the questions" says Wilson and then reminds us that "the cross is proof that He does not always change the circumstance but that He always has a purpose in every circumstance. He will never let go of us. He will hold us and His cross will be an anchor for us."The Right to Lead
Thomas Nelson, May 2010
John Maxwell offers key principles, stories, and reflections on preparing a leader's mind and heart to lead both themselves and others. Leadership is something you learn and earn the right to do. Renowned business writer, motivational speaker, and NY Times bestselling author, John C. Maxwell, shares insight on what it takes to be a leader. The Right to Lead is a character study of outstanding men and women throughout history, focusing on the qualities that are consistent in the lives of these great leaders. Perfect for gift giving for a graduation, Father's Day, or year-round for business or church leaders.
The 5 Love Languages
E1/Koch, April 2010
Dr. Gary Chapman, marriage and relationship counselor for over 35 years, is here to share the secret to love that lasts, once the honeymoon is long over. In this exciting, life-changing program Dr. Chapman will explain the philosophy behind The 5 Love Languages™ so you have a clear understanding of how to apply these principles to your relationships.
Predator: A Novel
Zondervan, May 2010
Bestselling author Terri Blackstock presents another stand-alone novel, Predator. The murder of Krista Carmichael's fourteen-year-old sister by an online predator has shaken her faith and made her question God's justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome? Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion-dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line. Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Multnomah, May 2010
IS JESUS WORTH THIS TO YOU? It's easy for American Christians to forget how Jesus said his followers would actually live, what their new lifestyle would actually look like. They would, he said, leave behind security, money, convenience, even family for him. They would abandon everything for the gospel. They would take up their crosses daily...BUT WHO DO YOU KNOW WHO LIVES LIKE THAT? DO YOU? In Radical, David Platt challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences. He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple--then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard. And he tells the dramatic story of what is happening as a "successful" suburban church decides to get serious about the gospel according to Jesus. Finally, he urges you to join in The Radical Experiment --a one-year journey in authentic discipleship that will transform how you live in a world that desperately needs the Good News Jesus came to bring.
Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now
Zondervan, April 2010
Present Perfect, by popular author and pastor Gregory Boyd, will help you experience true spiritual transformation. Invite God's presence into your life, moment-by-moment. Boyd shows you how---simply and effectively---in this thoughtful and accessible book. Ponder the meditations. Consider the practical applications. Then embrace this discipline as the central goal of your life and discover its life-transforming significance!
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry DVD
Christiano Film Group, April 2010
Best buddies Dustin (Jansen Panettiere), Albert (Frankie Ryan Manriquez), and Mark (Allen Isaacson) are twelve year old boys looking forward to a summer of fun in 1970. When Dustin mows the lawn of seventy-five year old Jonathan Sperry (Gavin MacLeod), a man he has seen at church, a unique friendship develops. What happens the rest of this summer is something Dustin and his friends will never forget! Dove approved. Rated PG. Approx. 96 minutes.
Joy (On-the-Go Devotionals)
Crossway Books, April 2010
In spite of God's guarantee of abundant life, it's hard to find lasting joy in today's world! Brownback offers 42 short devotions filled with biblical encouragement, correction, wisdom, and guidance that reveal how to obtain a gladness of heart that's not based on your circumstances, but on the promises of God and the work of Jesus. 128 pages, softcover from Crossway.