In the spirit of the Book of Common Prayer, Art Nelson provides a new collection of public and private prayers to help us meet the uncertainties of life with the dignity of prayer.
Often when situations of very specific pain or joy arise (pregnancy at risk, marriage crisis, addiction, psychosis, incarceration, rape, celebrating wedding or anniversary, victory over abuse, etc.), we struggle to find the right words to pray for that situation. The high emotion of the moment or the longstanding nature of a chronic illness or the shock of enduring a national crisis leave us frustrated at just the time when we want and need to pray.
This is a difficult and uncertain time for individuals, communities, and nations. These timely and sensitive prayers are meant to stimulate reflection and provide reassurance–both for us and for those we pray for.
He had a boat. She needed a ride. A simple lift turned into the adventure of a lifetime.
When Meg was stranded in the Bahamas, her life was dramatically changed through an encounter with an old friend that turned into an adventure, danger, and discovery.
Meg Freeman and Jon Davenport began a surprising adventure, connected to the 17th century, shipwrecked Spanish galleon. Both Freeman and Davenport had experienced the sorrow of losing a spouse, but they found a renewed friendship as they had an amazing undersea discovery and encountered terrorists along the way. Join this couple’s adventure of romance and suspense where the long way home became a ride that would change their lives forever.
The Long Way Home is book one in The Davenport Series.
5-star rating from Readers’ Favorite: “The emotions in The Long Way Home were hard-hitting, well written, very raw and realistic, so much so that I found myself shedding tears in some parts and laughing out loud in others. Judah Knight has shown incredible writing talent in penning such a complex tale and I look forward to the next book in The Davenport Series. I recommend The Long Way Home to those who enjoy action, adventure, mystery, drama, tragedy, and suspense in a romance on the high seas.”
In our globally interconnected world, mission depends on healthy partnerships across the globe. Many talk about wanting to partner with the Global South, but we’re not always sure what that looks like on the ground. Too often North Americans have acted as if we don’t need others to do what we think God has called us to do. And our witness overseas has suffered as a result.
We need to live out a more humble posture of missional partnership, marked by true mutuality and service. Nikki Toyama-Szeto and Femi Adeleye look at how we can partner well across cultures. People on mission together from diverse perspectives are a picture of how the body of Christ works together in the world. Addressing tricky issues like power, finances, transparency and trust, the authors provide best practices and models for ministry that reflect the servant heart of God.
God invites us all to engage in his work, and he gives us partners for the task from around the world. Discover how we can do more together than we could ever do on our own.
Includes questions for group discussion.
You Are Not Alone
From the moment you cradled your first baby doll, you imagined yourself a mom. Now here you are, a member of the club no one wants to join—the ten percent of women who struggle to fulfill their motherhood dreams because of infertility.
Meghann Bowman knows what it’s like to be part of that club. Along with best-selling author Crystal Bowman, Meghann has compiled 30 hope-filled stories of women who received the same diagnosis and experienced the heartache she did. Contributors include Valorie Burton, Katie Norris, Shay Shull, Stephanie Tait, Kathe Wunnenberg, and more—women whose journeys through everything from infertility and miscarriage to adoption and miracle births will buoy your faith.
Your story may not look the same, or have the same ending, but you don’t have to suffer alone. You are surrounded by a club of Mothers in Waiting—women willing to come alongside you to offer comfort and peace as you wait.
For many of us, the coffee shop has become our “third space”—the place we go to share life with our friends and family. It’s the place where we meet to discuss things that matter—life, love, politics, religion—and everything in between. The NIV CoffeeHouse Bible is topically divided into distinct study areas, each allowing you and your friends to consider the place of God and his Word in your life today.
Studies on key life issues and important topics will engage your coffee group gatherings for an entire year and get you thinking about things that matter in this hectic world. Each of the 52 studies is broken into sections to fit the amount of time you have. You can use these ‘short’, ‘tall’, and ‘grande’ sections by yourself or with your friends.
Accused of murdering a child under her care, Irish healer Rachel Dunne flees the ensuing scandal while vowing to never sit at another sickbed. She no longer trusts in her abilities-or God’s mercy. But when a cholera epidemic sweeps through London, she feels compelled to nurse the dying daughter of the enigmatic physician she has come to love. James Edmunds, wearied by the deaths of too many patients, has his own doubts about God’s grace. Can they each face their darkest fears? Or is it too late to learn that trust and love just might heal their hearts?
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Kregel: Spurgeon’s Daily Treasures in the Psalms: Selections from the Classic Treasury of David by Roger Campbell vs. Encountering God in the Psalms by Michael E. Travers
Crossway: Church History: A Crash Course for the Curious by Christopher Catherwood vs. Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church by Michael A. G. Haykin
New Leaf: The Darwin Effect by Jerry Bergman vs. The Dark Side of Charles Darwin by Jerry Bergman
Intervarsity Press: Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee by Mark L. Strauss vs. Paul Behaving Badly: Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk? by E. Randolph Richards & Brandon J. O’Brien
Christian Focus: Time Out!: The gift or god of Youth Sports by John Perritt vs. God’s Word and Your World: What the Bible says about Creation, Languages, Missions and other amazing stuff! by Laura Martin
Reformation Heritage: The Ark of Safety: Is There Salvation Outside of the Church? (Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology) by Ryan M. McGraw vs. Doctrine in Development: Johannes Piscator and Debates over Christ’s Active Obedience by Herber Carlos de Campos Jr.