Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Releases

Steven Furtick
Multnomah, September 2012
In Greater, Pastor Steven Furtick draws on the riveting biblical story of Elisha to empower readers to transform their God-given dreams into blessed realities. To do this, Furtick shows how to draw on resources and abilities you didn't believe you had in you and how to use them to overcome past mistakes all for the purpose of making significant advancement in your own life while contributing to others' lives. If you're tired of being ordinary, it's time to dream bigger. If you're feeling overwhelmed about where to begin, it's time start smaller. It's time to ignite God's Greater vision for your life.

The Seasons of God
Richard Blackaby
Multnomah, September 2012
What season of life are you in? You may be walking through a springtime of new beginnings--you've just gotten married, or become a grandparent. You could also be in a winter period when things are ending--you're graduating from a life-changing program, moving to a new town, or saying goodbye to dear friends. Whatever your circumstances, it's not about your age, it's about God's purposes for you during that particular time. In The Seasons of God, best-selling author and pastor Richard Blackaby takes a closer look at the rhythms in life, to discover the wisdom that can be gleaned by recognizing where you fall in the cycle of seasons. Your plans, your relationships, your career, your ministry--all have their unique God-intended moment. You'll begin to discover, as the writer of Ecclesiastes did, "To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven."

Breakfast with Bonhoeffer
Jon Walker
Leafwood Publishing, September 2012
Reading like a non-fiction novel with a story both heart-breaking and heart-warming, Walker reveals how God used the writings of Bonhoeffer to push him past the Christ-less beliefs and religious thinking that had come to represent his faith. While Jon Walker was encountering Bonhoeffer every day as he wrote the books Costly Grace and In Visible Fellowship, he found his world collapsing and his faith faltering. After almost twenty years in ministry, Walker was laid off twice, lost his home and savings, was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, and then his wife filed for divorce just a few days before their twenty-fourth anniversary.
Bonhoeffer saw the storms of political upheaval and pressure on Christians coming at warp speed, and he called believers to meet it head on by following Jesus, who bids believers to come and die. In BREAKFAST WITH BONHOEFFER, Walker brings to a new generation the timeless teachings of Bonhoeffer, especially the teaching that calls Jesus' followers to break free from the tyranny of popular culture and religious thinking. It also offers hope for those who face loss or have been hurt by the economic downturn.

The Shack: Reflections for Every Day of the Year
Wm. Paul Young
FaithWords, September 2012Are you experiencing great sadness? Do you seek healing and wholeness? Spend a year at The Shack with Papa, Sarayu, and Jesus! Based on Young's best-selling novel, this 365-day devotional combines quotes from the story and personal prayers penned by Young to help you gain a fresh perspective on pain and rediscover hope and peace. 384 pages, hardcover from Faithwords.

Heaven Changes Everything
Todd & Sonja Burpo
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
Learn to live every day with the hope of heaven! Todd and Sonja offer a 50-day devotional full of inspiration and insight. Sharing their family's responses and reactions to Colton's experience, they reveal what God might be doing when things go wrong. Each reading includes Scripture and a reflection or action point. 196 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

Straight Talk with Your Kids About Sex
Josh & Dottie McDowell
Harvest House Publishers, September 2012
Building on the Why True Love Waits campaign and up-to-the-minute research from Josh's "Bare Facts" resources, the McDowells offer rock-solid advice for parents in a shifting-sands culture. Learn to gauge your child's emotional and spiritual readiness; stay alert to questions and opportunities; frame sex and sexuality in a biblical context; and more.

You Can't Make Me (But I Can be Persuaded)
Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
WaterBrook Press, September 2012
It's easy to recognize a strong-willed child. Difficult to discipline, at times impossible to motivate, strong-willed children present unique, frustrating, and often exhausting challenges to those who care for them. But now, the miracle parents long for can happen. Offering new hope, achievable goals, and a breath of fresh air to families and teachers, Cynthia Tobias explains how the mind of a strong-willed child works - and how to use that information to the child's best advantage.

Peter Haas
Influence, August 2012
With an entertaining blend of social scientist meets sage, Peter Haas provides a penetrating look at our faith that just might reveal our own "hidden Pharisees." Through a series of autopsies, Haas bypasses the cheap "church-make-over solutions" and cuts straight to our deepest need: a Pharisectomy.

Wow Hits 2013 CD
Various Artists
EMI CMG Distribution, September 2012
The annual "absolute must-have" for CCM fans everywhere! This year's best-of-the-best features "Courageous" (Casting Crowns), "The Hurt & the Healer" (MercyMe), "Do Everything" (Steven Curtis Chapman), "God's Not Dead (Like a Lion)" (Newsboys), "Me Without You" (tobyMac), "Strong Enough to Save" (Tenth Avenue North), "One Day Too Late" (Skillet), "Make a Move" (Royal Tailor), and more. Two CDs.

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