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In this grab bag, we have 6 e-books from Matthias Media on discipleship. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each e-book cover.


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Author(s): Melanie Shankle
Publisher: Zondervan
Price: $1.99        (Oct 12-14)
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It seems to be a rite of passage for every woman: you wake up one day and think, “Wait. THIS is the life I signed up for?”

We’ve all been there. Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author and writer at The Big Mama Blog, is just brave enough to say it out loud. And Everyday Holy is your invitation to reexamine your life and find the little pieces that create a beautiful picture of a big God.

On any given day, you may be asking yourself:

  • Is Instagram making me crazy, or am I actually supposed to have a perfectly curated cup of coffee on my artfully rumpled throw blanket every morning?
  • Doubts about my faith are normal, right?
  • Is eating cookie dough straight from the fridge fine as long as it’s organic?
  • Could it be that loving my family well is my spiritual gift?

It’s a common theme: Am I okay? Is my life significant? And how do we measure significance, anyway? Melanie’s hilarious and poignant insight offers you the deep breath of relief that God is working in all the moments, no matter how big or how small. In 100 devotions, Everyday Holy: Finding a Big God in the Little Moments invites you to see your life as God intended: rich with opportunity, significance, and beauty, even on days that feel overwhelmingly ordinary.

If you’re looking for the line that connects the dots, Everyday Holy is for you. If you wonder where God is in this mess or how exactly He’s working behind the scenes, this book is for you. Whether you feel overwhelmed or disillusioned or frustrated by how your life feels, there’s room for you at this table. And here’s the best news: We’re all in this together.

 


Author(s): Jesmina Hebbert Meade
Publisher: N/A
Price: $3.99       Buy Now!

Oftentimes, we battle with life’s tragedies and trials; lives are shattered. That’s when we need God’s Intervention to deliver us from our fears and traumatic lives.
The story of Deliverance narrates the life of a young professional social worker, who battled with blockage of memories from the loss of the sudden death of her parents in a car crash when she was only a junior at high school. Regardless of the Spiritual and emotional support of her elder sister, her faith is hesitant. And God must be blamed foolishly for all her disgraces. Love stepped in and God delivered her.


Riots, Revolutions, and the Scottish Covenanters: The Work of Alexander HendersonAuthor(s): L. Charles Jackson
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Price: $2.99       (Oct 12-13)
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Coauthor of the famous Scottish National Covenant, moderator of the Glasgow General Assembly that defied King Charles I, and member of the Westminster Assembly, Alexander Henderson (1583–1646) led Scotland during the tumultuous period of the British Revolutions. He influenced Scotland as a Covenanter, preacher, presbyterian, and pamphleteer and earned an important place in the nation’s history. Despite his numerous accomplishments, no modern biography of Henderson exists.

In ‘Riots, Revolutions, and the Scottish Covenanters’, L. Charles Jackson corrects this omission. He avoids the extremes of casting Henderson as a forerunner to liberty or as a theological tyrant and instead places his actions in their historical setting, presenting this important leader as he saw himself: primarily a minister of the gospel who was struggling to live faithfully as he understood it. Using neglected and, in some cases, new sources, Jackson reassesses the role of religion in early modern Scotland as reflected in the life of Alexander Henderson.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Preparation
The Covenanter
The Preacher
The Presbyterian
The Pamphleteer
The Collapse of the Cause

Author:
L. Charles Jackson (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior minister at Covenant Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Vandalia, Ohio. His other books include Faith of Our Fathers: A Study of the Nicene Creed and Bible Studies on Ruth. He and his wife, Connie, have six children.

Endorsements:
“There has long been a need for a modern, scholarly study of Alexander Henderson, the most important clerical leader of the Scottish Covenanters. Charles Jackson’s carefully researched work helps us to understand why Henderson was so effective and why his death in 1646 was such a loss to the Covenanter movement. The book engages with a number of debates among historians and highlights the importance of religion in Covenanter ideology. It will be of particular interest to students of the British Civil Wars, presbyterianism, and the Reformed tradition.” — John Coffey, professor of early modern history, University of Leicester
“At last, a scholarly biography of Alexander Henderson, perhaps the greatest of the architects of post-Reformation presbyterianism. Henderson was one of the key Scottish commissioners at the Westminster Assembly and helped significantly to mold the Assembly’s documents into the timeless theological legacy that has been bequeathed to the Reformed church in particular, and the wider Christian church in general. Charles Jackson has written an engaging, insightful, and stirring biography of one of Scotland’s greatest pastor-theologians. This is a book not just for history buffs but for anyone interested in understanding the thinking and actions that gave birth to a church polity and mindset that impacted the world, not least of all the United States.” — Ian Hamilton, minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church, Cambridge, England, and author of The Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy
“Serious students of early modern Scottish history now have a balanced interpretation of one of Scotland’s most important, but long-neglected church leaders. This well-researched and carefully documented examination of Alexander Henderson and seventeenth-century history affirms a convincing thesis about the great significance of ecclesiology in the formative years of presbyterian development. Its analysis of the Westminster Assembly is especially informative.” — James E. McGoldrick, professor of church history at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Author(s): Elizabeth Goddard
Publisher: Revell
Price: $0.99        (Oct 12-31)
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As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather’s footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.

Ex-FBI agent–and Willow’s ex-flame–Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they’ll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he’s spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow’s tender heart at risk.

In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.


Author(s): Sarah Young
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: $1.99        (Oct 12-14)
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From your heart’s deepest cry to life’s joyful praises, nothing is off limits to Jesus.
Knowing Jesus on a deeper, more personal level means sharing all aspects of your life with Him…every day. In Dear Jesus, Sarah Young exemplifies what it means to do this-to dialogue with the Savior. She begins each of the 120 devotionals by sharing intimate struggles and longings that weigh on the heart-being preoccupied with problems; being dissatisfied with oneself, and other spiritual issues. Jesus then responds in His loving way by giving guidance and encouragement, using Scripture as the foundation from which His words flow. Readers will be drawn into the presence of God through these spiritual letters of grace.




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