Sunday, October 21, 2012

New Releases

Francis Chan
David C Cook, October 2012
In Matthew 28:19, Jesus told his disciples, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." This commission includes believers today. The task may seem large, but it doesn't have to be an intimidating mandate, rather a way of living that invites people into what God is doing in their lives. However, somewhere along the line, disciple-making moved from being a part of everyday life to the sole responsibility of pastors and evangelists. The result is that we no longer feel equipped to share the life-giving gospel of Jesus with our friends and neighbors. This isn't how things are supposed to be, and in Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples, Francis Chan and Mark Beuving show you how the joy of living your life with Christ in front of others can be restored. You'll discover the confidence and encouragement you need to step out in faith and make disciples out of the people that God has placed in your life. Multiply offers 24 sessions of discipleship mentoring material designed for small-group use.

Karen Moore
Abingdon Press, October 2012
Choosing to live a life filled with joy, grace, happiness and gratitude is sometimes hard, but always good. This interactive devotional begins each week with an inspiring, scripture based message and then provides scripture readings and thoughts for each day of that week. Over the course of the year, readers will build their gratitude muscles and strengthen their resolve to seek out the good that is so abundant in every life. 

God Loves You
David Jeremiah
Faith Words, September 2012
Sometimes it's hard to believe that God loves us unconditionally. The world, and many times our own hearts tell us we need to do or be certain things to be worthy of love. Therefore, the reality of God's unadulterated love can take a long time, perhaps a lifetime, to truly sink in. In his new book God Loves You, David Jeremiah seeks to remove any doubt from believer's minds of God's vast and encompassing love for them. By drawing first and foremost from the Bible, he explores the radical truths that God loved you before you were born, He loves you even when you don't love Him, He loves you when He corrects you, and He will never let you go. Understanding the depth of God's love will draw you into deeper relationship with Him and transform your heart and life forever.

Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible
Tyndale House, October 2012
For over 50 years Our Daily Bread has touched the hearts and lives of millions of readers. Now, for the first time, the most widely used devotional in the English language is available as a daily devotional Bible. Featuring 365 devotions, this Bible offers the reader a way to spend time in God's Word and find deeper meaning every day.

The Sanctuary
Ted Dekker
Center Street, October 2012
Vigilante priest, Danny Hansen is now serving a fifty year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system. But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

A Kauffman Amish Christmas Collection
Amy Clipston
Zondervan, September 2012
In A Plain and Simple Christmas, from the author of the widely popular Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, shunned Anna Mae doesn't receive the welcome she expects when she pays a visit for Christmas and her world begins to fall apart, leaving her to question her place in her family---and her faith in God. Set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Naomi's Gift reintroduces twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has given up her dreams of finding true love. But when a young widower stirs surprising feelings in her, Naomi cautiously opens her heart to him and receives an unexpected response that once again turns her world upside-down. Author Amy Clipston artfully paints a panorama of simple lives full of complex relationships, and she carefully explores cultural differences and human similarities, with inspirational results. 

Vital CD
Universal, October 2012
With over a decade in Christian music, Florida-based Anberlin return for 2012 with an eleven song set pushing the boundaries of their established sound. With ace producer Aaron Sprinkle at the helm, Vital adds electronics and keyboards to the group's driving alt-rock style, resulting in something refreshingly new yet entirely Anberlin. Includes "Little Tyrants," "Someone Anyone," "Modern Age," and more.

Christmas Angel DVD
Pureflix, October 2012
Every year, Olivia Mead and her classmates present their list of impossible Christmas wishes. But this time, something unusual happens---their dreams start coming true! Will Olivia's desire to have someone she can call "Dad" also become reality? And is the reclusive old woman living in an abandoned house actually an angel who's behind it all? Dove approved. 92 minutes. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Releases

God of Wonder
Worthy Publishing, October 2012
God is always present and at work in our world and in our lives. But too often we fail to recognize His presence—and end up missing out on the abundantly rich life He offers. This beautifully designed daily devotional not only establishes a panoramic storyline for His matchless works throughout the biblical narrative but paints an unforgettably colorful and faith-strengthening portrait of His loving activity. From His awesome work in creation, to His life-changing power in the lives of His children, to the wonder of His redemption through Jesus, this personally sized volume puts His marvels on display across 365 readings—each beginning with a theme verse from Genesis through Revelation and ending with a seed prayer to encourage active reflection.

The Bridge
Karen Kingsbury
Howard Books, October 2012
Five years ago, Molly Allen left her heart in Tennessee when she walked away from the man she can't forget. Ryan Kelly spends much of his time in Franklin's bookstore, remembering the hours he and Molly once spent there. But when tragedy and trouble threaten to close the shop for good, what miracles will unfold? 256 pages, hardcover from Howard.

VeggieTales Ultimate Christmas Collection DVD set
Big Idea Productions, September 2012
Celebrating the holiday with your produce pals is now six times the fun! This collection includes The Toy That Saved Christmas, The Star of Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, Saint Nicholas, It's a Meaningful Life, and Christmas Sing-Along Songs; plus a bonus CD of 25 Favorite Christmas Songs. Two slipcased DVDs, approx. 3.75 hours total. Closed-captioned. 

Forever Reign: Praise Baby Collection DVD
Provident Distribution, October 2012
The Praise Baby Collection returns with a collection named after one of the fastest rising worship songs in the church today - Forever Reign by One Sonic Society. Updated and refreshed, this new collection includes three brand new audio recordings and accompanying videos, along with some of the most popular songs from The Praise Baby Collection’s catalog. A perennial favorite for parents, grandparents, teachers, care-givers and churches, The Praise Baby Collection nurtures a baby’s mind, soul and spirit with recognized worship music.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Releases

Rob Bell and the New American Christianity
James Wellman Jr.
Abington Press, September 2012
Is Rob Bell a bellwether of where contemporary Christianity is heading? Why does his style and message so resonate with young people? Are his views mainstream, or is he skirting the edges of orthodoxy? How much of Bell is substance, how much is hype? A serious, evenhanded assessment. 168 pages, softcover. Abingdon.

Red Letter Revolution
Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
 Claiborne and Campolo take on the political, economic, and religious patterns that aren't working anymore! Focusing on the words of Christ---the "red letters"---they show that Jesus' example is still relevant, and call us back to a Christianity centered on him. Conservatives, progressives, skeptics, and believers will better understand the world-transforming power of Jesus' message. 256 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
Daily Guideposts 2013
Guideposts, August 2012
Looking to strengthen your spiritual roots during 2013? Dig into the good soil of this perennial favorite! Brimming with 365 all-new stories from contemporary writers, inspiring Scriptures, and practical prayers, it will open your heart to the ways God speaks to us in our daily lives. A beautiful beginning---or ending---to your day! Includes "Digging Deeper" suggestions. 432 pages, hardcover.

Jesus Today
Sarah Young
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
From the best-selling author of Jesus Calling comes a new collection of 150 readings to help you hear from God---and grow in grace! Written as Sarah was recovering from many months of intensive medical treatment, her messages affirm the hope of Christ, and his healing love for all who trust in him. 368 pages, padded hardcover from Nelson.

Blue Mountain CD
Brandon Heath
Provident Music, October 2012
Taking a compelling turn, Brandon Heath weaves together a collection of songs full of heart and rich with redemption. His latest release features dynamic singles and heartwarming tales including "The Harvester," "Jesus in Disguise," "Diamond," "Love Will Be Enough for Us," "Paul Brown Petty," "In the Dust," "Dyin' Day," "He Paid It All," "Love Does," and the title track.

VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables DVD
Big Idea Productions, October 2012
 It's a normal day in Bumblyburg . . . until Dr. Flurry comes to town with an army of penguins! Sounds like a job for Larry-Boy, but he gets frozen by his enemy's superior tactics. Rushing to his rescue, the League of Incredible Vegetables attempts to unfreeze Larry-Boy, but can they overcome their fears and rescue the city? 45 minutes. Closed-captioned.

Totally Awesome, Super-Cool Bible Stories (Nerdy Ned Series)
Corey Adams
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
Fun and engaging, this Bible storybook is perfect for reluctant boy readers with funny illustrations paired with the ICB text. The narrator Ned will guide your late elementary and middle-grade kids through the Bible-keeping them laughing and smiling the whole time with stories that feature humorous, but respectful, twists.

Jesus Calling Bible Storybook
Sarah Young
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
From the best-selling author of Jesus Calling comes an engaging book combining 60 Bible stories with kid-friendly devotions and charming illustrations. By learning how God's amazing plan unfolds through Jesus---and how all of Scripture centers around him---your 4- to 7-year-olds will see how much God loves them and how Jesus speaks in their lives today! 256 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Releases

Deep & Wide
Andy Stanley
Zondervan, September 2012
Create a church movement in your local community that will impact the world! Stanley identifies some of the key strategies and insights behind North Point's success. He illustrates how to appeal to many---casting a wide net; while helping people to mature spiritually---growing deep roots. Includes inspirational stories of God's actions at North Point and its partners. 192 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

Finish the Mission
John Piper & David Mathis
Crossway, October 2012
Here's a breath of fresh fire to reignite God's mission! From astronomy and exegesis to apologetics and the Global South, from engaging in local missional opportunities to using our wealth for the worldwide advancement of the gospel, Louie Giglio, David Platt, John Piper, and others encourage us to work toward the Spirit-led completion of Jesus' Great Commission. 192 pages, softcover from Crossway.

American Patriots: Answering the Call to Freedom
Rick Santorum
Tyndale, October 2012
The United States was founded by ordinary citizens just like you! Recognizing these heroes who fought to secure our God-given rights, Santorum reveals the extraordinary true stories of faith, courage, and determination that set our country's path to greatness, and urges us to return to the virtues and values that formed our democracy. 128 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

Tim Tebow: On a Mission DVD
Screen Media Films, September 2012
An in-depth look at what makes Tim Tebow the popular and polarizing figure he is today, Tim Tebow: On A Mission chronicles how his hard work and faith have guided him to collegiate success and NFL stardom. From being born on a mission through his astonishing playoff run and trade to New York, the film explores his life through insightful interviews and rare footage few have ever seen. Widescreen. Approx. 52 minutes.

Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell DVD
Echolight, September 2012
A riveting retelling of an esteemed evangelist's journey to Jesus! After being abused by an alcoholic father and a farmhand, a young boy chooses to defy God. Yet God, in his mercy, redeems the tragic situation. Today Josh McDowell proclaims Christ to millions of people. Discover the story of his dramatic spiritual transformation and the God who cares! Dove approved (12+). 68 minutes.

Full Disclosure
Dee Henderson
Bethany House, October 2012
Top FBI cop Paul Falcon knows Ann Silver is one of the most respected homicide investigators in the Midwest. So when a supsicious death causes their worlds to collide, he hopes she'll be a useful colleague. He never expects to be smitten! Still, he wonders . . . Why does everybody trust her? What secrets is she keeping?

Borders of the Heart
Chris Fabry
Tyndale, September 2012
Desperate to escape haunting memories, J. D. Jessup travels from Nashville to Tucson and volunteers on an organic farm. The hardened landowner has one prevailing rule: If J. D. sees an "illegal," call the border patrol. But when an early morning ride along the fence line leads him to a beautiful young woman named Maria, near death in the desert, his heart pulls him in another direction. Longing to atone for the choices that drove him to Tucson, J. D. hides her and unleashes a chain of deadly events he could never have imagined. Soon they are running from a killer and fighting for their lives. As secrets of their pasts emerge, J. D. realizes that saving Maria may be the only way to save himself.

The Lost Books (4-in-1)
Ted Dekker
Thomas Nelson, September 2012
Now teens can read four Ted Dekker favorites in one volume! From thousands, four young recruits are Chosen to lead a special mission to save their land from a great evil. But one will be revealed an Infidel, while another chooses to become a Renegade. Can they battle---and defeat---the Chaos that ensues?

Brink of Chaos
Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall
Zondervan, October 2012
By remaining in Israel, Joshua Jordan is out of the reach of U.S. authorities and their false criminal treason charges. As corruption threatens to block the election of a worthy U.S. presidential candidate by all means necessary, Israel's leadership is tempted to sign a bogus "peace" proposal. Is the antichrist behind these events?