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In this grab bag, we have 11 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Price: $2.99 (Sept 2-3)
Greg was homeless. As he walked through the park one day, he was surrounded by people. Good people. Caring people. Christian people. People doing ministry. But people totally oblivious to Greg. No one saw him, talked to him, noticed him, or tried to minister to him. The Christians were preoccupied—working hard on the ministry they were putting together—a ministry intended to provide help and healing to the most vulnerable in their city, a ministry designed to reach . . . the homeless! How do Christians, benefactors of the overwhelming grace of an immeasurably generous God, fail so miserably at showing and distributing—of all things—grace? In voice and style evocative of Donald Miller and Scot McKnight, yet with a message, all his own, Rod Tucker explores how we Christians have become masters of self-deceptive and fake moral living. Just like Adam and Eve, we don’t want anyone to know we are spiritually naked. But covering up around God denies us the freedom of his grace. Until we can be honest with ourselves, honest with God, and honest with others, daily grace will continue to elude us, either as a gift received or as a gift is given. We remain trapped in our Botox spirituality until we come to grips with exactly who we are.
Publisher: Master Books
Price: $2.99 (Aug 28-29)
They sit, silent and empty, dotting the countryside of America. Few resources, aging attendees, and scarce technology create a challenging worship mission. This is the rural church – dying in one of the most churched regions of the world.
So how does one church in a town of only 446, routinely host over 2000 each weekend for worship services? It took a brand new way of looking at the rural church in America!
A pioneering force and source of support for other rural pastors seeking similar growth, Pastor Shannon O’Dell of Brand New Church provide real-world wisdom, experience, and leadership strategies.
From upgrading the worship experience in low-cost, high-impact ways to becoming a force within your community, O’Dell discusses discovering the gifts within creating a vibrant worship service, reaching out to those hungry for a powerful, relevant church community, and more.
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Aug 3-4)
Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015
We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction.
Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise. In these pages she voices her call to all believers:
“It’s time for the followers of Jesus to embark on the prophetic journey that leads to reconciliation and transformation around the world. Many of us may already be aware of the need for reconciliation in our own backyards. . . . We cannot ignore the plight of the people around us and as globalization continues its relentless march onward, we cannot turn a blind eye to the world at large either. We have to face the realities here at home and we must also embrace the stories of people all around the world.” (more…)
Family, community, faith, and love.
These “quilt blocks” sewn together made Ariana’s beautiful life.
When they are pulled to pieces,
will anything familiar remain?
The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she’s immersed in the Englischer world, getting to know her mother and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana’s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living Englisch, can steady the tilting ground between Ariana’s two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals?
At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life—no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can’t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and a deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn’t belong in either family.
New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they find the wisdom and strength they’ll need to follow God’s threads into unexpected futures?
Fraying at the Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.
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