Publisher: Mission Ascend
Everyday Apologetics is a 100-day devotional book that introduces the reader to various concepts in defending the Christian faith. This book is designed to be read daily, and the short devotional thoughts are meant to challenge the reader in their understanding of apologetics while encouraging the reader in their daily walk as a Christian. Everyday Apologetics is designed to be an easy to read devotional which promotes the concept that apologetics is for every believer and can be used every day in our walk with Christ. This book can be used for personal devotion or can be a helpful gift for anyone who is struggling to defend their faith or are needing effective and compelling reasons for the validity of the Christian experience.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Apr 11-12)
Youth work . . .
Time for a reboot?
We need youth ministry that
· has the Bible at its heart
· offers firm foundations
· is designed to outlive the youth worker
‘May this book contribute to the revival of biblical youth ministry.’ Ajith Fernando
‘Essential reading for every Christian youth worker.’ Andy du Feu
‘Combines a vast knowledge of the Bible and youth ministry with an easy-to-read and witty style.’ Ruth Jackson
‘An important read and worth reading for the sake of our young people.’ Phil Moon
‘Encouraging, constructive, challenging and provocative . . . A must-read, this book will captivate and stretch you.’ Neil O’Boyle
‘This book is 100% fresh, and it shouldn’t be. Read it and you will see what I mean!’ Mark Oestreicher
‘Argues powerfully why we need to encourage young people to love God and love his word.’ Mark Russell
‘Tim’s passion to ensure that the Bible shapes – rather than just informs – our work is both admirable and infectious.’ Martin Saunders
‘Shows us how youth ministry is . . . about living out the biblical story.’ Graham Stanton
Tim Gough is Director of Llandudno Youth for Christ, Wales, UK, and the editor of the multi-award-winning blog www.youthworkhacks.com.
How would you respond in the presence of someone who did something you had never seen done before, something you thought impossible, something that you never dreamed about?
No doubt you would be awe-struck. You might gasp and say, “Wow!” Perhaps no words would come at all. It would probably be etched into your memory forever. However many times you might speak about what you saw, you would relive that moment and still be greatly amazed.
People who saw what Jesus did and heard Him speak had similar reactions. They said such things as, “We have never heard anyone speak like this.” It was not only the friends of Jesus but even unbelievers who responded with amazement. And there were times when even Jesus Himself was amazed.
There was no special halo around Jesus that caused such reactions. Jesus fully entered into humanity. Nothing marked Him as being from another planet. He spoke, ate, slept, walked, and talked as a man.
What was there about Jesus that caused people to be so surprised?
Astonished Beyond Measure: Surprising Responses to Jesus calls attention to all the things about Jesus that astonish us; His miracles, words, authority, answers, questions, control, humility, and knowledge of all things. The more we know Him, the more wonder will fill our soul.
Even today we can stand amazed before Jesus, our Lord and Savior! He is ever super-amazing!
Patricia Rushford kicks off a thrilling new crime series set in the cozy coastal hamlet of Sunset Cove, Oregon. Featuring determined police officer Angel Delaney, the first episode is sure to have armchair sleuths turning the pages as fast as they can to discover whodunit?
When a police shootout results in the death of a 12-year-old boy, Officer Angel Delaney is blamed, convicted, and condemned by the media and the Sunset Cove community before the case even goes to trial.
Angel will have her day in court, but before she has the chance to defend herself, the situation spirals out of control. Key evidence is missing, evidence that could have verified her claim of firing only one shot in self-defense. In short order, the body count rises, and suddenly Angel is a suspect in more than one murder investigation. Heartsick about the young boy’s death, and questioning her judgment as a police officer, Angel joins forces with Detective Callen Riley to fight the mounting charges against her.
Do you long for deeper communion with God? Spiritual director Jennie Isbell and Quaker minister Brent Bill know how easy it is to lapse into repetitious refrains of prayer:
“Our hearts told us that we had lapsed into easy God speak. We weren’t reaching deep into our spirits and drawing out living words of praise, confession, concern, intercession and longing. We were tired of speaking in clipped shorthand to God. We wanted to pray in such a way that we showed up with our whole selves.”
If you have experienced a similar longing, come join the authors on this prayer journey into the deep waters of the Spirit. This book offers companionship and guidance as you begin to notice, consider and deepen your prayer experiences, with refreshing exercises sprinkled through every chapter to offer you a fresh language for prayer. Find God here—in the nouns and the verbs of your conversation.
A star-crossed romance blossoms between an Old Order mennonite woman and an Old Order Amish man in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Cindy Woodsmall.
Retreating from a contentious relationship with her mother, Annie Martin goes to live with her Daadi Moses in Apple Ridge. Annie loves the Plain ways of her Old Order Mennonite people, like those revered by her beloved grandfather.
But as spring moves into Pennsylvania and Annie spends time amongst the cherry trees with the handsome Aden Zook, a follower of the Old Order Amish faith, she wishes she could forget how deeply the lines between the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite are drawn.
Facing estrangement from their families and friends because of their burgeoning romantic relationship regardless of their different backgrounds, can Annie and Aden find a place for their love to bloom in the midst of the brewing storm?
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