Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Releases

Enemies of the Heart
Andy Stanley
Multnomah, June 2011
Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships. The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will. Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and how they infiltrate your life and damage your relationships. He says that, left unchallenged they have the power to destroy your home, your career, and your friendships. In Enemies of the Heart, Andy offers practical, biblical direction to help you fight back, to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control you, and to restore your broken relationships. Includes a six-week discussion guide—a valuable resource for small groups!

More than Ordinary
Doug Sherman
NavPress, May 2011
Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. (Romans 12:1, MSG) Are you experiencing more of the joy and abundance Jesus promised, or less? Many people suffer a stale, lackluster relationship with God yet think of themselves as doing well spiritually. Tragically, they don’t know what they’re missing. Author Doug Sherman invites you to make life with God an adventure. In More Than Ordinary, you’ll learn how to:
• Transform your entire approach to daily life
• Enter into deeper conversation with God
• See Him as walking alongside you in each circumstance and problem you face
• Enjoy God’s presence in your everyday responsibilities and activities
• Change your relationship with Him from dull to delightful
God promises that life with God can be More Than Ordinary!

S'more Time with God
Nancy Ferguson
Judson Press, April 2011
This book is for young families that love to spend time with their Creator in the beautiful outdoors. It is a book for groups who want stories about God to feature in their campfire tales. It is a book for people who care about the care, conservation, and preservation of creation. And it is a book for those who want to return home to school and work with concrete plans for implementing the lessons learned in the wilderness. Author Nancy Ferguson brings years of experience as a parent and a church camp professional to this interactive devotional designed especially for families and groups. This creative resource is organized around four weeklong themes that explore Scripture and nature to teach accessible and hands-on lessons about God, human relationships, and creation care. Perfect for family camping trips or church camps!

Learning (Bailey Flanigan series)
Karen Kingsbury
Zondervan, June 2011
Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team ... on and off the field. But neither feels complete without the chance to share their dreams with one other. Can distance truly make the heart grow fonder? Or will Cody learn to turn to others to share in his happiness? And when tragedy strikes? Who will be there to provide comfort in the face of loss? As Cody's past catches up with him, he must learn to reach out for help or risk withdrawing permanently inside himself. Both Bailey and Cody find themselves learning significant life lessons in this poignant love story, featuring members from Karen Kingsbury's popular Baxter family.

The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible
Max Lucado, Randy Frazee
Zondervan, June 2011
Introduce your 4- to 8-year-olds to the greatest story ever told! Featuring Fausto Bianchi's vibrant illustrations, this timeless collection brings 48 pivotal Bible stories to life for your kids. And you'll appreciate how it portrays each event as part of the big picture of God's Word---from creation to the promise of Jesus' return. 288 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz.

F is for Firefies: God's Summertime Alphabet
Kathy Wargin
Zondervan, April 2011
From anchors to zzzz's, this illustrated book details all of summer's fun things with whimsical, rhyming text coupled with bright, detailed pictures, all from A to Z! Encourage your little ones letter and sound-recognition skills with this fun book that has great ideas of what to do in the summer months. Teach your children that God delights in us and all of the things he has created in the summer!

Berenstain Bears Let the Bible be your Guide
Jan & Stan Berenstain
Zondervan, April 2011
Papa's taking the scouts out in canoes to earn their White Water Badges, but when Papa doesn't want to listen to the rules in the Scout Guidebook or in the Bible, what will happen? Watch as Papa and the bear cups learn a lesson in following rules.

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