Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Tyndale, February 2013
What did Jesus really mean when He said, “Follow me?” Is it possible for people to say they believe in Jesus but not truly be born again? Is it possible for people to claim they have accepted Christ into their hearts yet not actually be Christians? Not only is it possible, but according to Pastor David Platt, it’s also highly probable. The author of the bestselling book Radical is convinced that many people in our churches today are misled as to what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Western culture has drained the lifeblood out of Christianity and replaced it with a watered-down version of the gospel that is so palatable it isn’t even real anymore. “Follow me,” Jesus calls. Two simple words that change everything. You will never be bored. You will always have purpose. You will never lack joy. But it will cost you. This call is not an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life.
a call to die. a call to live. Have you answered that call?
Baker Publishing Group, February 2013
Evangelical-Friendly Approach to Spiritual Warfare. Respected scholar and speaker Larry Richards offers a balanced, evangelical-friendly approach to spiritual warfare based on the book of Ephesians. Unique among books on warfare and deliverance, this easy-to-follow handbook draws riches from the Bible, while also offering tactical guidance for conquering the demons of fear and doubt that assail believers. Framing his teaching on Paul's armor of God passage in Ephesians 6, Richards uncovers strategies of Satan and analyzes the armor piece by piece to reveal how God provides protection from every attack of the enemy. Hands-on exercises at the end of each section, plus in-depth, analytical appendixes, help readers identify and stand against powers of evil--and experience true freedom.
Abingdon Press, December 2012
Travel with Adam Hamilton as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Once again, Hamilton approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just as he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World and with Jesus’ birth in The Journey. Read The Way on your own or, for a more in-depth study, enjoy it with a small group or part of a 40-day church-wide emphasis during Lent and Easter or anytime of the year. Using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of the faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he brought. This 40-day focus will help you and your group grow deeper in their faith, learn more about the life of Christ, spend time daily reading and reflecting upon the Scriptures, and invite families, through the children’s and youth studies, to grow together in their faith. Additional resources include a DVD, devotional, youth and children editions, and a worship download to help with sermon planning.
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend
Lion Hudson, November 2012
Tolkien's fantasy world has captured the hearts of generations of readers. But who was the man who created Middle-Earth and its inhabitants? In this engaging portrait, Duriez introduces you to an orphan who was forbidden to communicate with the woman he loved, worked as a brilliant scholar, and became one of the world's best-loved authors. 192 pages, softcover from Lion.
Paper Dream DVD
Trade of Innocents DVD
Monterey Video, December 2012
In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man to use her. Alex, a human trafficking investigator plays the role of her next customer as he negotiates with the pimp for the use of the child.
Claire, Alex's wife, is caught up in the flow of her new life in Southeast Asia and her role as a volunteer in an aftercare shelter for rescued girls. She, and Alex both still are dealing with their grief of losing a child years earlier. As both of them struggle in their own way to overcome the pain of their past and realities of child exploitation where they now live and work, they find themselves being pulled together into the lives of local neighborhood girls, whose freedom and dignity are threatened. Parallel story lines intertwine and twists unfold against the backdrop of the dangerous human trafficking world, in a story of struggle, life, hope and redemption in the Trade of Innocents. Approx. 91 minutes.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, January 2013
Seventeen-year-old Seth carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Not only is he bullied by his football teammates at school, but since his father abandoned the family, he's under enormous pressure to support his little sisters. Will an after-school job and an unlikely friendship with the school groundskeeper provide the hope he needs? Rated PG. Approx. 104 minutes.
Echolight, January 2013
Pro cyclist Chris Carmik is no stranger to victory, and he has the trophies and fame to prove it. He won't settle for anything but being the best, even if chasing personal glory means neglecting his duty to lead as a husband and father. With his focus on his career instead of his family and faith, Chris's only worry is his next win - until he's suddenly forced to face the most profound of losses. When an unexpected tragedy takes the life of his young daughter, Chris finds his own life changed in an instant. After years of climbing rugged trails, he hits rock bottom. Now, estranged from his grieving wife and consumed with guilt, Chris struggles beneath the weight of his selfish past. But when he surrenders everything to Christ and begins living for others, Chris finds peace where once there was only pain - and resolves to rebuild his life and serve his
family as God intended.
Pure Flix Entertainment, January 2013
Awarded the Dove Foundations Family Seal of Approval and recommended for ages 12+, Meant To Be is about a 20-year old named Nathan (Bradley Dorsey) who loses his career & his girlfriend and begins to question his purpose in life. Compounding his struggle, he grew up in a foster home & never met his birth mother. Nathan sets out to find his mother & come to terms with her rejection. His journey begins by flying to the city where he was born & upon his arrival, checks into a hotel & meets Mave (Della Reese) the hotel's housekeeper. Encouraged by her wisdom & the help of hotel guest (Kristen Renton) he finds his mothers address, Linda Dixon (Erika Eleniak). Linda agonizes over the decision she made with Nathan 20 years ago. In an effort to admonish the guilt of giving up her son, Linda is caught up in the life of a teenage mother, Tori (Erin Sossoman) who is conflicted by the decision to abort her baby. When Nathan gathers the courage to meet his mother, he uncovers a terrible secret that totally redefines what was meant to be for his life.
Bec Records, February 2013
As heartfelt and passionate as ever, Jeremy Camp is making waves with this new album. Choosing to be "reckless," he fearlessly worships God with everything he has. Includes "The Way You Love Me," "Free," "Paradise," "We Must Remember," "Shine," "Come Alive," "My God," "We Need," "Reign in Me," "Without You," and the radio hit title track.
Sparrow Records, February 2013
The sixth album release from Sanctus Real builds on the success of their last album, Pieces Of A Real Heart, with another thought-provoking collection of polished rock and alt-contemporary originals. Run includes the hit radio single "Promises" plus "We Will Never Give Up," "One of Those Things," "Picture of Grace," and more.
Curb Records, January 2013
On his third full-length release, the dreadlocked Texan troubador charmingly blends his on-your-sleeve faith with contagious melodies and uplifting, encouraging lyricism. Only A Mountain features the hit single title track plus "Starting Line," "Same Kind of Broken" (ft. Moriah Peters), and more.
Sparrow Records, January 2013
Eleventh season American Idol contestant Colton Dixon offers his full length debut for Sparrow Records. This twelve song set spotlights Colton's passionate vocals and plainspoken faith over a crisp modern rock and alt-pop soundscape. Features the hit singles "You Are" and "Never Gone" plus "Rise," "Where My Heart Goes," "This Is Who I Am," and others.
Gotee Records, January 2013
Following an electrifying set of remixes and an eye-opening EP, Capital Kings offer their first full-length recording, showcasing ten original tracks deftly melding styles across the dance and electronic music spectrum. The duo's self-titled debut features guest appearances from TobyMac, Royal Tailor, Britt Nicole, and Soul Glow of Family Force 5.
God Gave Us Easter
Lisa Tawn Bergren
WaterBrook Press, January 2013
Curious Little Cub loved learning about Christmas. Now she's wondering about Easter---and peppering Papa polar bear with questions. Why do we celebrate Easter? What happened on that day? What does it mean for our faith? With simple words and easy-to-understand biblical insights, Papa explains the meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection. Ages 3 to 8. 40 pages, hardcover from Waterbrook.
Bible Stories That End with a Hug!
Tyndale, December 2012
It's like getting a hug from God! Generating warmth, love, and a feeling of acceptance, Elkins's simple retellings of 75 Bible stories from the NLT complemented by Simon Taylor-Kielty's whimsical illustrations will teach your 2- to 5-year-olds about Scripture and God's unconditional love. Includes memory verses, daily applications, and a special "Hug Time." 160 pages, padded hardcover from Tyndale.
VeggieTales Bible Heroes Triple Feature DVD
Big Idea Productions
Laugh, sing, and learn about Bible heroes with the entire produce gang! This hilarious trio of VeggieTales stories on one DVD features Josh & the Big Wall; Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen; and Moe & the Big Exit, plus a bonus 3" Larry action figure. A great anytime gift for your 3- to 7-year-olds. Approx. 100 minutes.