He never saw it coming. It was the night of Dave and Ann’s tenth wedding anniversary and if asked how their marriage was doing, Dave would have said a 9.8 out of 10 and he even guaranteed Ann would say the same. But instead of giving a celebratory kiss, Ann whispered, “I’ve lost my feelings for you.”
Divorce seemed inevitable. But starting that night, God began to reveal to Dave and Ann the most overlooked secret of getting the marriage we are looking for: the horizontal marriage relationship just doesn’t work until the vertical relationship with Christ is first.
As the founders of a multi-campus church and marriage coaches with 30 years of experience, Dave and Ann share the hard-earned but easy-to-apply biblical principles that ensure a strong marriage. Written in a funny and highly relatable dialogue between both husband and wife, Vertical Marriage will guide you toward building a vibrant relationship at every level including communication, conflict, intimacy, and romance—though Dave is still figuring that last one out. Through their unique perspectives, they share an intimate, sometimes hilarious and at times deeply poignant narrative of one couple’s journey to reconnecting with God and discovering the joy and power of a vertical marriage.
For anyone who is married, preparing for marriage, or desperate to save a relationship teetering on the edge of disaster, Dave and Ann offer hope and strategies that really work. Vertical Marriage will give you the insight, applications, and inspiration to reconnect with God together and to transform your marriage to everything you hoped it would be.
The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran exposes how the Koran incites hatred and violence and is anti-democratic, anti-freedom, and intolerant of any other ideology. Stripping out the obsolete debate, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran focuses on the decrees toward Jews and Christians, how they were viewed by Muhammad, what “the infidels” have done wrong and what the Koran has in store for them.
The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran is the essential primer to comprehending one of the most cryptic and misunderstood religious texts. Robert Spencer sheds light on the violence inherent in the Koran and reveals the frightening implications for the War on Terror, the U.S. and the world.
In The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran you will learn:
The true meaning of celebrated and seemingly benign verses, such as “Strive in the way of Allah” and “Persecution is worse than slaughter”
How the Koran sanctions domestic abuse, honor killing, and murder
How the Koran not only discourages Infidels from reading it but mandates that they don’t even touch it
Why Obama, Clinton, and others are dangerously close to supporting multiculturalism based on an ideology that aims to destroy the principles America holds dear
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Nov 14-15)
Is your marriage under attack?
Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you’re facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it?
Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.
In our marital challenges, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers and principalities that try to separate us from God and each other. But fear not. Learn to stand firm in Christ and trust in the Lord to deliver us from evil.
People need hope. So often, we rely on relationships, money, jobs, or other pursuits that fail to satisfy. Jesus Christ is the one true source of hope that never fails, and the daily devotions in Jesus, Our Perfect Hope, written by beloved pastor and bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley, will help you seek Jesus first and realize the joy and peace of resting in Him. This yearlong devotional offers a new perspective on life and will instill you with hope.
By diving into daily content that points to Jesus, you will begin to understand what it means to have hope in Christ. When Jesus is first and Jesus is all, earthly troubles begin to pale in comparison. Jesus, Our Perfect Hope reminds us that although our world is full of uncertainty and struggles, we can experience a sense of freedom and hope in Jesus.
Jesus, Our Perfect Hope has a deluxe package, complete with leather, soft padded hardcover, foil, and ribbon marker, making this an ideal gift or a lovely self-purchase.
Publisher: Master Books
Price: $2.99 (Nov 13-14)
For all their intellectual gifts, those with PhD’s are hungry for the same thing the rest of the population seeks; peace and spiritual fulfillment. Some hide behind a cool, clinical exterior, yet grapple with internal insecurities, fears, and disappointments.
The scientific mind is eager to find truth; indeed, the very pursuit energizes scientists from a plethora of disciplines and backgrounds. This book was compiled for them. It contains not only “scientific” inquiries into the miraculous, but personal and poignant travels on the road to serenity.
Over 40 Ph.D.’s in this book explore the linkage between science and faith, and what that means not only to individuals but to the entire planet, as well. For example, meet:
*The skeptic who realized that this solution to a problem was not only wrong but destructive. Read how a miraculous solution to a vexing problem brought him to faith.*
*A psychiatrist who saw her career and personal life transformed by the intersection of faith and knowledge.*
*Scientists who gaze at the heavens, and peer at microscopic creatures to better understand the world in which we live.*
If you are a friend who wants to introduce your scientist friend to God, then you’ve found the perfect gift with On the Seventh Day. If you are a skeptic, have a read. You’ll be amazed that you’ve taken this path in your search for truth. In this book, you too can find rest from this hard business called life.
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Price: $2.99 (Nov 11-12)
This compelling sequel delivers more real-life snapshots of modern-day heroes—from Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and secularist backgrounds—who have sacrificed everything to follow the call to faith in Christ.
“Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul.” —Ann Voskamp
“Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and grace that our hearts were meant for.” —Matt Chandler
Prepare yourself for an unvarnished look at the Christian life, told now for the first time. A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness, Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him.
Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950’s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author.
But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing.
An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways.
“Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains.” —Dr. John Townsend
“Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story.” —Eric Metaxas
“Raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I could, I’d send every person reading this a copy myself. It’s that good. —Lynn Vincent