We are not meant to live safe, happy, successful Christian lives. Jesus calls us to something more. Don’t settle for a life that will soon be forgotten. The mission is not just something for “them,” somewhere over “there.” The mission is for us, here and now.
Don Everts invites you to get caught up in God’s mission in this world. He shows what it means to be a missional Christian, to have eyes that see, hands that serve and feet that go. Bringing together personal evangelism, urban witness and global cross-cultural mission, Everts shows how you can live your life on a mission–whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you go.
Get a glimpse of the vision. See what Jesus is doing. And go and do likewise.
2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner
“Deep gratitude springs up from within,” writes pastor and bestselling Korean author Joshua Choonmin Kang. “To become truly grateful is incredibly difficult, but the difficulty of the process makes the results all the more lovely.”
God invites us to enter into this world of thankfulness at every moment in our lives, even in the hard times―perhaps especially then. Pastor Kang continues: “Gratitude heals us and holds us, tethering us to one another, offering us joy and strength.”
As with Deep-Rooted in Christ, this book has fifty-two short chapters that can be read in weekly sabbath reflection or daily devotional use. So come and discover a spirituality of gratitude.
2015 Readers’ Choice Award Winner
The level of injustice in the world is staggering. The church can respond.
International Justice Mission (IJM) has rescued thousands of people from oppression and violence. IJM also partners with thousands of churches to help them live out the mandate of Isaiah 1:17: to seek justice, rescue the oppressed and care for orphans and widows. Christians need to be equipped and mobilized to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are vulnerable and oppressed.
The God of Justice is a twelve-session, discussion-based curriculum from IJM that explores the biblical narrative of justice throughout the whole of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Through the participatory study of Scripture, Christians will explore God’s call to engage in bringing about justice on earth. While coming to a deeper knowledge and understanding of biblical justice, participants will draw personal application for the pursuit of justice ministry in their individual lives and the wider church.
Prepare to have your heart and mind engaged, to be instructed by Scripture, and to be challenged by real-life stories of people freed by the God of justice. This curriculum will help you and your church bring freedom, restoration and reconciliation to those in need. Discover how God reveals himself to those who join him on his justice journey!
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (May 16-17)
Habits form us more than we form them.
The modern world is a machine of a thousand invisible habits, forming us into anxious, busy, and depressed people. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. But because our habits are the water we swim in, they are almost invisible to us. What can we do about it?
The answer to our contemporary chaos is to practice a rule of life that aligns our habits to our beliefs. The Common Rule offers four days and four weekly habits, designed to help us create new routines and transform frazzled days into lives of love for God and neighbor. Justin Earley provides concrete, doable practices, such as a daily hour of the phoneless presence or a weekly conversation with a friend.
These habits are “common” not only because they are ordinary, but also because they can be practiced in community. They have been lived out by people across all walks of life―businesspeople, professionals, parents, students, retirees―who have discovered new hope and purpose. As you embark on these life-giving practices, you will find the freedom and rest for your soul that comes from aligning belief in Jesus with the practices of Jesus.
In this grab bag we have 10 e-books from Intervarsity Press. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
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: Marriage on the Mend by Clint Bragg & Penny A. Bragg vs. Living Whole Without a Better Half by Wendy Widder
Crossway: 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me (Gospel Coalition) by Jeff Robinson Sr. & Collin Hansen vs. How to Stay Christian in Seminary by David Mathis & Jonathan Parnell
New Leaf: Searching for Adam: Genesis & the Truth About Man’s Origin by Dr Terry Mortenson vs. The Great Turning Point by Terry Mortenson
Intervarsity Press: Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels by Kenneth E. Bailey vs. The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites by John H. Walton & J. Harvey Walton `
Christian Focus: Daily Readings – The Early Church Fathers by Nick Needham vs. Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact (Early Church Fathers) by Michael A. G. Haykin
Reformation Heritage: The Covenantal Life: Appreciating the Beauty of Theology and Community by Sarah Ivill vs. Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God’s Law by Glenda Mathes
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (May 9-10)
Today a renewed and vigorous scholarly quest for the historical Jesus is underway. In the midst of well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright’s lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative and historically credible portrait. Now this paperback edition of Wright’s classic work contains the same original content plus even more insight with an all-new introduction by the author.
Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, “Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. We cannot assume that by saying the word Jesus, still less the word Christ, we are automatically in touch with the real Jesus who walked and talked in first-century Palestine. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say.”
The Challenge of Jesus poses a double-edged challenge: to grow in our understanding of the historical Jesus within the Palestinian world of the first century, and to follow Jesus more faithfully into the postmodern world of the twenty-first century.