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.

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