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“And be ye kind to another,” begins Ephesians 4:32. Christians are called to this standard, but how seriously do we take it?
In ‘The Law of Kindness’, Mary Beeke examines the idea of kindness, shows how it is developed, and gives helpful advice for putting it into action, with specific chapters addressed to wives, husbands, parents, teachers, and children. Readers will be struck by their own lack of kindness, captivated by God’s kindness toward us in Jesus Christ, and motivated to cultivate more of this precious virtue.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Kindness Examined
1. What is Kindness?
2. The Roots of Kindness
3. Our Motives
Part 2: Kindness Learned
4. The Kind Wife
5. The Kind Husband
6. Parenting With Kindness
7. The Teacher’s Role
9. A Letter to Children and Teens
Part 3: Kindness in Action
10. Kind Thoughts
11. Kind Words
12. Kindness to the Least of These
13. Your Kind of Kindness
Mary Beeke is the wife of Dr. Joel Beeke and the mother of Calvin, Esther, and Lydia. She has served as a registered nurse and an elementary teacher and has her M.A.T. in learning disabilities from Calvin College. Since 1989, she has been a homemaker and a pastor’s wife.
“Mary Beeke—wife, mother, friend to many—is herself Mrs. Kindness personified. When she writes about this theme, therefore, everyone should listen. Full of wisdom, grace, story, good-humor, and a substantial dose of down-to-earth heavenly realism, The ‘Law of Kindness’ is a unique and remarkable book. Christians and non-Christians will find it marvelously honest, realistic, and practical. Both deeply challenging and wonderfully helpful, this book will surely be a modern classic of its kind.” – Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
“Mary Beeke has given us an invaluable source of reflection upon a much needed Christian virtue—kindness. In doing so, she has provided us with breathtaking examples of Christian kindness in action, interspersed with practical applications on this Christ-like fruit of the Spirit. This will prove a deservedly popular book, one that readers will return to again and again.” – Dr. Derek Thomas
In the Bible, milk and honey speaks of God’s bountiful provision and symbolizes our basic need for solid spiritual food and sweet communion with the triune God through Christ. With that in mind, this devotional book dwells on God’s sustaining grace revealed throughout Scripture. Unlike some daily devotional books that are an assortment of meditations with no thematic structure, Milk and Honey provides brief devotional thoughts that cover the major contours of Scripture in the course of a year. Bible books are divided among twelve pastors so that each month covers a particular portion of Scripture. The result is a devotional survey of the Bible by able expositors of God’s Word.
Joel R. Beeke, Gerald M. Bilkes, Dirk J. Budding, David Campbell, Hugh M. Cartwright, Bartel Elshout, David H. Kranendonk, Jerrold H. Lewis, Roy Mohon, David P. Murray, Maurice J. Roberts, David Silversides
“The next best thing to being wise oneself,’ someone once said, ‘is to surround yourself with those who are.’ To begin or end each day with these judicious devotional sound bites will accomplish just that–they will teach you the way of wisdom. Issuing as it does from a trusted source, “Milk and Honey is, as they say, a sure thing. Insightful and experiential, these daily readings provide an ideal accompaniment to personal or family devotions.” – Derek W.H. Thomas
Theology—the attempt to come to a deeper, more faithful understanding of one’s encounter with God—is something to which all Christians are called. In Learning Theology, Amos Yong invites the reader to lay claim to that calling and to see it as yet another opportunity to love God.
Written for those taking their first course in the subject, this book introduces the foundational sources and tasks of theology. It asks what difference theology makes in our lives, how it can influence the way we write and study, and how we understand other forms of learning as part of the Spirit’s leadership. Yong encourages the reader to see all of life through the lens of faith, and Learning Theology offers tools to more thoughtfully and faithfully perform that task.
Jesus is the greatest ministry leader of all time! Now, if Jesus chose to invest in twelve leaders to further His Father’s Kingdom, shouldn’t we take the time to invest in our student leaders as well? This book is designed to build student leaders and multiply disciples. It is an all-inclusive book that will provide the youth leader with the necessary resources to mentor student leaders. The team will be trained to learn biblical foundations, memorize Gospel verses, work through practical leadership lessons, be motivated by proven leaders, and complete team-building exercises. When the curriculum is completed, students will be challenged to hold on to this information and use it as a tool to mentor others. The idea behind this book is simple: disciple students with resources they get to keep so that they can turn around and disciple others. “I would definitely make Equip part of my basic tool kit in changing the lives of impressionable young men and young women.” – Dr. Jay Strack, President, and Founder of Student Leadership University
When the American evangelist D.L. Moody spoke in the Metropolitan Tabernacle in October 1892, he recalled an earlier visit twenty-five years previously. He had come four thousand miles, he said, to hear C.H. Spurgeon, but what impressed him most was not the sermon, nor the singing of the great congregation, but Spurgeon’s prayer. Such was his access to God that he seemed to be able to bring down power from heaven. This was the great secret, Moody believed, of Spurgeon’s influence and success. This collection of prayers drawn primarily from Sunday morning services at the Tabernacle will make a similar impression on readers today. In this book we see Spurgeon come into the presence of God with deep reverence, yet with unquestioning child-like confidence, to plead God’s promises in Scripture and to revel in the nearness to God into which Christ has brought all who believe. The Pastor in Prayer will inspire those who lead public worship and all Christians with a fresh sense of the privilege of prayer, and a renewed desire to ‘come boldly to the throne of grace’., there to ‘obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need’.
Addiction to pornography has exploded to epidemic proportions, infiltrating churches and holding our pastors, friends, and family members prisoner. But no one—not even the church—is talking about this dangerous and destructive addiction. The Dirty Little Secret follows Pastor Craig Gross as he breaks the silence and begins his ministry XXXchurch.com, a website devoted to fighting pornography. As he meets people in the industry and those addicted to porn, Craig exposes the very real, human face of pornography and the destructive physical, emotional, and spiritual toll it takes. The Dirty Little Secret plainly reveals the addictive lure of pornography, explores the pain and brokenness it causes and challenges us as individuals and as the church to talk about and openly fight pornography. Don’t be tempted to keep this secret any longer. If this book won’t make you roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, then you need to check your pulse.—Skip Mathews, president, Integrity Online