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Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Sept 20-21)
We generally assume that those sitting around us in church share our beliefs. But when our personal convictions are contested by fellow Christians, everything changes. We feel attacked from behind. When other Christians doubt or deny our convictions, we don’t experience it as a mere difference of opinion, but as a violation of an unspoken agreement.
Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer offer a guide to help Christians navigate disagreements with one another. In today’s polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How do we discern between core biblical convictions and secondary issues? How do we cultivate better understanding and compassion for those we disagree with? Muehlhoff and Langer provide lessons from conflict theory and church history on how to avoid the dangers of groupthink and how to negotiate differing biblical convictions to avoid church splits and repair interpersonal ruptures.
Christian unity is possible. Discover how we can navigate differences by speaking in both truth and love.
In this grab bag, we have 9 e-books from Intervarsity Press which are on sale in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover. To view part 1, click here.
In this grab bag, we have 8 e-books from Intervarsity Press which are on sale in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. 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: Unlikely Converts: Improbable Stories of Faith and What They Teach Us About Evangelism by Randy Newman vs. Questioning Evangelism by Randy Newman
Intervarsity Press: Shepherds After My Own Heart: Pastoral Traditions and Leadership in the Bible by Timothy S. Laniak vs. The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People: Tracing a Biblical Theme Through the Canon by Matthew S. Harmon
Reformation Heritage: God or Baal: Two Letters on the Reformation of Worship and Pastoral Service by John Calvin vs. What Happens When We Worship by Jonathan Landry Cruse
Good Book Company: Being the Bad Guys: How to Live for Jesus in a World That Says You Shouldn’t by Stephen McAlpine vs. Be True to Yourself: Why it Doesn’t Mean What you Think it Does (And How That Can Make you Happy) by Matt Fuller
Crossway: My Heart Cries Out: Gospel Meditations for Everyday Life by Paul David Tripp vs. God Is the Gospel: Meditations on God’s Love as the Gift of Himself by John Piper
Christian Focus: Augustine of Hippo: His Life and Impact (Early Church Fathers) by Bradley G. Green vs. Basil of Caesarea: His Life and Impact (Early Church Fathers) by Marvin Jones
David C. Cook: Survive the Day: Thriving in the Midst of LIfe’s Storms by Ben Young vs. Done with That: Escape the Struggle of Your Old Life by Bob Merritt
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $2.99 (Sept 13-14)
The church’s relationship with depression has been fraught: for centuries, depression was assumed to be evidence of personal sin or even demonic influence. The depressed have often been ostracized or institutionalized. In recent years the conversation has begun to change, and the stigma has lessened―but as anyone who suffers from depression knows, we still have a long way to go.
In Companions in the Darkness, Diana Gruver looks back into church history and finds depression in the lives of some of our most beloved saints, including Martin Luther, Charles Spurgeon, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King Jr. Without trying to diagnose these figures from a distance, Gruver tells their stories in fresh ways, taking from each a particular lesson that can encourage or guide those who suffer today. Drawing on her own experience with depression, Gruver offers a wealth of practical wisdom both for those in the darkness and those who care for them.
Not only can these saints teach us valuable lessons about the experience of depression, they can also be a source of hope and empathy for us today. They can be our companions in the darkness.
Something is not right. The witness of the church in North America is eroding. Many Christians are alarmed by the decline in church attendance and seek a culprit. Too often, we point the finger away from the church, make culture the enemy, and build walls between us and others. But our antagonism and enemy-making are toxins that further eat away at our witness. Is there a better way?
Tara Beth Leach could easily be one of those millennials giving up on the church. Instead, she is a pastor who loves the church and is paradoxically hopeful for its future. In an era where the church has lost much of its credibility, Leach casts a radiant vision for Christians to rediscover a robust, attractive witness. We need to name the toxic soil we’ve grown in, repent for past wrongs, and lean into a better way to become the church that Jesus proclaimed we would be.
Leach casts down idolatrous false images of God to recover a winsome picture of a kingdom of abundance and goodness. We can be sustained by practices that will tune our hearts to God’s and form us into the radiant communities God intends for us and those around us.
What is it like to be an Enneagram Seven?
Adventurer, spiritual leader, and artist Gideon Tsang tackles this question with the signature style of a Seven. Intermixed with stories of travel and making new friends in surprising places, is a commitment to honest self-assessment. Gideon shares how his Enneagram journey has led to personal and spiritual transformation in a series of readings that will delight readers and enlighten readers who want to understand the world of the Seven more fully. Each of the forty readings concludes with an opportunity for further engagement such as a journaling prompt, reflection questions, a written prayer, or a spiritual practice.
Any of us can find aspects of ourselves in any of the numbers. The Enneagram is a profound tool for empathy, so whether or not you are a Seven, you will grow from your reading about Sevens and enhance your relationships across the Enneagram spectrum.
“Why do you hold back?”
Enneagram Nines are often asked questions like this by others who want to invite them to share their gifts. Marlena Graves describes her own experience with deciding whether to speak up: “I know what it’s like to be run over and rendered invisible. I don’t want to do the same to others.” Nines are easy to be around because they seem to instinctively put others before themselves.
In these readings Marlena reflects on what it’s like to be a Nine with a spirit of honest self-assessment and a desire for personal and spiritual growth. She draws wisdom from the deep wells of both counseling and spirituality, using illustrations from Scripture and life. She writes out of her personal context, drawing on the lessons learned from her Puerto Rican Abuelita and from growing up in poverty. But she also writes for all of us. Each reading concludes with an opportunity for further engagement such as a journaling prompt, reflection questions, a written prayer, or a spiritual practice.
Any of us can find aspects of ourselves in any of the numbers. The Enneagram is a profound tool for empathy, so whether or not you are a Nine, you will grow from your reading about Nines and enhance your relationships across the Enneagram spectrum.