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Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (June 6-7)
Preaching’s 2014 Best Books for Preachers
2014 Best Missions-Oriented Biblical Study, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore
Just like we do today, the writers and chief actors of the Old Testament felt a deep longing for the presence of God. It is symbolized in the temple ruins and before it the temple itself and before that the ark of the covenant and the tabernacle that housed it, and before that the Garden of Eden.
In response to this longing, God shares his ultimate mission, in which his people play a part: the expansion of Eden, the temple of God’s presence, to all peoples throughout the earth.
The temple has always been a source of rich scholarship and theological reflection, but what does it mean for the church’s ongoing mission in the world? G. K. Beale and Mitchell Kim take temple theology off the bookshelf and bring it to our modern-day life, where the church is instructed and exhorted in its purpose. From Eden to the new Jerusalem, we are God’s temple on the earth in our day, the firstfruits of the new creation. God has always desired to dwell among us; now the church must follow its missional call to extend the borders of God’s kingdom and take his presence to the ends of the earth.
How differently would we live if we believed that every dimension of our lives—from the happy to the tragic to the mundane—were part of a beautiful and purposeful design in which no thread was wrongly woven? That’s what best-selling author and internationally-known apologist, Ravi Zacharias, explores in The Grand Weaver. As Christians, we believe that great events such as a death or a birth are guided by the hand of God. Yet we drift into feeling that our daily lives are the product of our own efforts. This book brims with penetrating stories and insights that show us otherwise. From a chance encounter in a ticket line to a beloved father’s final word before dying, from a random phone call to a line in a Scripture reading, every detail of life is woven into its perfect place. In The Grand Weaver, Dr. Zacharias examines our backgrounds, our disappointments, our triumphs, and our beliefs, and explains how they are all part of the intentional and perfect work of the Grand Weaver. Also available: unabridged audio CD.
In this grab bag, we have 21 e-books from Faithwords. The prices that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?
Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspire with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God’s fingerprints in your everyday busy life. You’ll learn how to
plan, plant, and harvest for eating and preserving
troubleshoot common gardening problems with natural solutions
improve your family’s health with natural cooking and cleaning methods
Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. Because when you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can’t help but see Him.
God designed men to live with risk, adventure, and danger.
But today’s man has no rites of passage, no elders, no map to manhood. He may physically be an adult, but still wonders, “Am I a man?”
When John Sowers twin daughters were born, he felt exposed, thinking manhood was out of reach. He needed direction. Following in the steps of ordinary men and the heroes of history, legend and myth, he uncovered a new and ancient road.
Walk with John on his personal quest to discover the “wild masculine” and to become all that God intended men to be. From a thrilling brush with Kodiak bears in Alaska, to a war hero who rescued his comrades in the Valley of Death, from mythic heroes of Tolkien, to the footsteps of the One, True Myth – as Jesus walked from village into the wilderness, and back again.
Stunningly written, this revolutionary book calls older men out of complacency and younger men out of confusion. It calls all men into the greater Story – into a life of sacrificial love, holy defiance, and clear purpose.
Seeker’s Great Adventure
Imagine an invisible Kingdom that is very, very real. It is a place where you can discover the Great King and his castle with secret towers and mysterious underground passageways. It is a place where you are invited to experience a life-changing adventure!
But there is one problem…One BIG problem.
“Look out, Seeker! Dragons!”
Seeker turned to face the dragons. They had gotten up from the ground, thrown off their clown disguises, and were now rushing toward Seeker in full-force dragon rage. But Seeker wasn’t afraid. He remember the words from the song; he remembered the powerful weapon. He stood very tall and yelled, “In the King’s name, you get out of here!”
The effect was amazing. It was like an invisible lightening bolt hit the dragons. They flew backwards through the air and landed with a loud thump. They held their bodies and rolled on the ground, screaming with pain.
Seeker grabbed his friends by the hand and whirled back towards the Straight and Narrow Path. “Come on everybody! Let’s go!”
Gospel e-books is working together with Christian publishers to allow you to choose what e-books you’d like to have discounted. Cast your vote below and the book with the most votes in each poll will be placed on sale soon after. If there are less than 100 total votes in a particular poll, the winning book will not be discounted.
Mon (Kregel): Skin in the Game by Rick Lawrence vs. #OrganicJesus by Scott Douglas
Tue (Crossway): Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship by John Piper vs. Don’t Waste Your Life (Redesign) by John Piper
Wed (New Leaf): When Christians Roamed The Earth vs. The Modern Creation Trilogy by Henry M. Morris & John D. Morris
Thu (Intervarsity Press): Beyond Awkward: When Talking About Jesus Is Outside Your Comfort Zone by Beau Crosetto vs. Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully Lovingly by Will Metzger
Fri (Christian Focus): A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Suffering: How God Shapes Us through Pain and Tragedy by Brian Cosby vs. Why Is There Evil In The World (and so much of it) by Greg Welty
Sat (Reformation Heritage): May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes by Thabiti M. Anyabwile vs. Living Blessedly Forever: The Sermon on the Mount and the Puritan Piety of William Perkins by J. Stephen Yuille