Wednesday, May 12, 2010

New Releases

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
David Platt
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
Gregory Boyd
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)
Lydia Brownback
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.

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