Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Releases

To Save a Life DVD
Outreach Inc.
Outreach Inc., July 2010
To Save A Life is a powerful independent film about a popular teenager whose life spins out of control when one of his former friends commits suicide. Written by seasoned youth pastor Jim Britts, this Christian flick deals with some of the real-life challenges teens are facing today and their choices.

The Signature of God
Grant Jeffrey
Waterbrook Press, July 2010
As American society becomes more secularized, Christians need to know all the facts about the Bible. Dr. Grant R. Jeffrey has spent decades researching history, science, archaeology, medicine, and prophecy--finding that each discipline confirms the truth of Scripture. This revised and updated edition of The Signature of God proves that the Bible is not only accurate in its spiritual claims, but is completely reliable as well on matters of origins, medicine, history, and science. Historians of the ancient world--as well as recent archaeological finds--confirm the names of kings and kingdoms, and the dates of wars and mass migrations mentioned in the Bible. Recent breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, and medical science have shown that God's Word accurately described the universe and the processes of human life before scientific research caught up. And hundreds of fulfilled prophecies show that God revealed the future to his prophets in order to undergird the faith of his people. No matter how loudly the skeptics argue against Christian faith, only one conclusion makes sense: the Bible is God-breathed. You can believe every word, every claim, every prophecy, and every miracle. With no doubts.

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told
Bradley Wright
Bethany House, June 2010
Christians are used to the stories of the media that pronounce the slow death of the church in the west. Backed up by sociological statistics and other sources of information, they often make the claim that Christians are really no different from their secular counterparts. But are they correct? In this short, but poignant book Christians Are Hate Filled Hypocrites.and Other Lies You've Been Told University of Connecticut sociologist Bradley R.E. Wright shatters these reports and shows them to be nothing but myth. For example Wright shows that:
  • Evangelicals are more respected in society today than they were 20 years ago.
  • Divorce rates of Christian couples are lower than those of non-believers
  • The percentage of young people who attend church has held steady over the past 20 years
The media, of course, would have us believe none of this. But yet it is true, and it is a testimony to the lives and health of the western church. Nevertheless all of these statements is true, but we've been told the opposite time and time again. Why is the church being misled? And hat is the true state of Christianity in America today? Wright shifts through the relevant data and shatters popular myths in the process. He reveals how Christians are doing when it comes to everything from marriage and morality to church growth and public perception. While not all the news is good, it turns there is a wealth of encouraging information that has been hidden from us. In this book you will get the truth behind the statistics you have been hearing and how the numbers are being manipulated, and discover what is really happening in American Christianity.

Fear God, Episode 1 DVD
Francis Chan
David C. Cook, June 2010
From the creators of Nooma comes the first DVD in a new series. Join Francis Chan as he explores the relationship between God and man throughout the Bible. You'll learn how a true fear of God is demonstrated through complete surrender---leading to the keeping of his commandments and the beginning of wisdom. Includes downloadable leader's guide. Approx. 15 minutes.

Great Hunting Stories: Inspiring Adventures for Every Hunter
Steve Chapman
Harvest House Publishers, July 2010
Bestselling author Steve Chapman (A Look at Life from a Deer Stand, over 230,000 copies sold) spins adventuresome hunting tales based on real-life excursions. Steve’s passion for God, family, and hunting make his stories entertaining and chockful of insights and encouragement for growing spiritually and relationally. As readers hike with Steve and hunt for whitetail, turkey, and other game, they’ll discover life is all about the hunt and the hunt is all about life, as shown by…
  • a hunter who helps save a strained father/son relationship
  • an elderly hunter who discovers he hasn’t lost his passion after all
  • a daughter and father team who struggle to keep hunting traditions alive
  • rabbit-hunting brothers who realize how fragile life can be

Woven into every story is appreciation for God’s magnificent creation and the desire to love Him, serve Him, and reach out to people in His name.

Blink
Revive
Provident, June 2010
Fresh from a slot on the Winter Jam 2010 Tour, Australian-bred Revive has only scratched the surface of its possibility. With its second Essential album, Blink, in the final stages of construction, the high-energy pop rock band—relocated in Atlanta—provides a perfect sonic link between contemporary Christian music and its mainstream peers.

Angel Song
Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman
Thomas Nelson, July 2010
Angels eagerly watch over Annie Fletcher's every move. She just doesn't know it yet.
When Annie Fletcher returns to Charleston to see her younger sister, Sarah, receive her master's degree, she finds herself riding in the back of an ambulance, watching helplessly as Sarah fights for life. During the ride, Sarah appears to talk to someone who is not there, humming a melody Annie has never heard before. Neighbor Ethan McKinney is there to lend a shoulder when Sarah unexpectedly dies. And as a carpenter, Ethan volunteers to help Annie get the Fletcher family home into shape for selling. Ethan's presence is distracting, but what troubles Annie is her neighbor Tammy's 12-year-old son. Keith has Down Syndrome and the guile to believe he can see and hear angels. God begins to reveal Himself to Annie - both in her newfound friends and through heart-rending and clearly supernatural events. Annie discovers faith in God, finally experiencing the comfort that His angels really do surround us.

Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts
Jan & Mike Berenstain
Zonderkidz, July 2010
Brother Bear loves everything to do with model airplanes, whether it's building, fixing, or flying them. But when he shares one of his prized planes with a younger cub will his kindness be returned?

2 comments:

  1. Come see a beautiful new website related to "Angel Song":

    http://angelsong.sheilawalsh.com

    There is more information about the novel as well as readers' stories and art, inspired by their encounters with God's angels.

    Enjoy!

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