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Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (June 13-14)
Winner of a 2013 Leadership Journal Book Award (“Our Very Short List” in “The Leader’s Outer Life” category)
2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Honorable Mention
Despite Jesus’ prayer that all Christians “be one,” divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don’t look like us, don’t act like us and don’t even like what we like.
Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don’t. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions. Learn:
Why I think all my friends are unique but those in other groups are all the same
Why little differences often become big sources of conflict
Why categorizing others is often automatic and helpful but can also have sinister side effects
Why we are so often victims of groupthink and how we can avoid it
Why women think men are judging them more negatively than men actually are, and vice versa
Why choices of language can actually affect the unity
With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Learn why Christians who have a heart for unity have such a hard time actually uniting. The author provides real insight for ministry leaders who have attempted to build bridges across boundaries.
Here are the tools we need to understand how we can overcome the hidden forces that divide us.
Stories of the most favorite and beloved seasonal hymns of faith.
Don’t look for a dry recounting of boring historical fact, the devotional-style stories in Then Sings My Soul show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to the soul and add depth to meaningful worship time with God through song.
Recounted are stories of the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful seasonal hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs.
Includes words and music to each hymn
Special, softcover, French flap cover design
Ivory paper with brown ink
Jagged-edged paper, giving it a classic feel
Complete with hymn index
Use for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers
The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur–and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.
An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He’s had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn’t disappeared–it has just moved on.
When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can’t convince the world of what’s about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?
Discover the path to true masculinity—to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.
Didn’t we use to understand manhood? Wasn’t there a time once when it was clear and straightforward? Are we lost?
Dudes, look around you: The trail we once traveled from boyhood to maturity is now so overgrown, it’s almost impossible to trace. Our vision is blurred, rendering the map that previous generations followed unreadably. Our compass needles are spinning in circles, making navigation impossible. We are stuck in dense, dangerous woods, and our communities—the wives, children, friends, and colleagues we could be influencing—are suffering as a result.
It can be tempting to give up and, like so many men today, simply exist, but take heart: Now is not the time for men to abandon our quest. We can discover the path to true masculinity—to an adventurous life of strength, purpose, and clarity.
In The Dude’s Guide to Manhood, pastor, author, and dude Darrin Patrick chart a course back toward real manliness mapping out a vision to help men find significance and influence in today’s broken, mixed-message culture. Revealing his own frailties and missteps, Patrick doesn’t preach at you but walks with you on a journey toward healing and wholeness.
Filled with timeless wisdom, accessible insights and practical guidance, The Dude’s Guide to Manhood issue an encouraging and doable call to all men, whatever your age or stage. We need not settle for wandering aimlessly through our days, wounded, weak, and passive. Instead, we can get back on the trail, embrace our gifts while facing our imperfections, and trust the God of new beginnings to lead us into all that we are destined to become: forgiven, connected, determined, teachable, content, heroic, and so much more.
We can learn much from the successes and failures, lives, loves, and legacy of scriptural men—and readers will find great insights in The Men of the Bible Devotional. This brand-new book features 180 quick, easy-to-read entries on some 150 named men of scripture, from Adam to Zechariah, and interesting but unnamed men, as well—such as the thief on the cross beside Jesus. Biblical men played a powerful role in God’s plan for humanity, and their stories were recorded for our benefit today. The Men of the Bible Devotional can share important, even life-changing, principles for readers’ quiet time.
In this grab bag we have 4 e-books from the Fortunes of the Black Hills Series which were written by Stephen Bly. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
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.
Kregel: The Art of Hard Conversations: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter by Lori Stanley Roeleveld vs. Critical Conversations by Tom Gilson
Crossway: A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table by Tim Chester vs. The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
New Leaf: Walking Through Shadows: Finding Hope in a World of Pain by Ken Ham & Carl Wieland vs. How Could A Loving God by Ken Ham
Intervarsity Press: God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible by Vaughan Roberts vs. Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies by Arthur G. Patzia & Anthony J. Petrotta
Christian Focus: The Perpetual Battle: The World, the Flesh and the Devil by Simon Vibert vs. The Obedience Option by David Hegg
Reformation Heritage: Holy Helps for a Godly Life (Puritan Treasures for Today) by Richard Rogers vs. Triumphing Over Sinful Fear (Puritan Treasures for Today Book 3) by John Flavel