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Epic: The Story that Changed the World (One Big Story)Author(s): B&H Kids Editorial Staff
Publisher: B&H Kids
Price: $4.99       (Ends July 23)
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Epic: The Story that Changed the World is a graphic novel style Bible storybook featuring 40 stories and life-application questions circling back to the one big story of Jesus and making biblical events more relevant for today’s youth. The book features familiar yet reimagined art from the One Big Story brand that is perfect for engaging older kids and preteen readers.

This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book’s message with their child. We’re all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God’s Word.


Developments in Biblical CounselingAuthor(s): J. Cameron Fraser
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
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Are you looking for a brief introduction to what the biblical counseling movement is and how it has changed over the years? In ‘Developments in Biblical Counseling’, J. Cameron Fraser turns a journalistic eye to this question and presents a concise assessment. Introducing us to the formative work of Jay Adams, Fraser outlines several themes of biblical counseling that became foundational for the movement as a whole and observes how the movement received criticisms from outside and made necessary developments from within. He points out that some of these developments have an affinity with Puritan approaches to counseling that Adams rejects but may point in a more consistently biblical direction.

Table of Contents:
Some Foundational Views of Nouthetic Counseling
Some Criticisms of Nouthetic Counseling
Some Developments in Biblical Counseling
Biblical and Puritan Counseling

Author:
Following thirty years of pastoral ministry in western Canada, J. Cameron Fraser now works with Streets Alive Mission and Rehoboth Christian Ministries in Lethbridge and the surrounding area of Alberta, Canada. He also serves as stated clerk of Classis Alberta South and Saskatchewan in the Christian Reformed Church and preaches frequently. He has authored or coauthored three previous books and has twice been a magazine editor.

Endorsements:
“Cautious, canny, and clear, Cameron Fraser’s sympathetic unpacking of this internal debate in Christian counseling is a bonus for the bemused.” — J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, BC

“I was blessed in the reading. . . . I found this to be a valuable and needed book.” — Ron Harris, from the foreword

“Cameron knows his subject, writes simply and clearly, and assesses positions in a fair and balanced way. This book will help readers navigate the different approaches in biblical counseling.” — David Murray, professor of Old Testament and practical theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Cameron Fraser has written a superb and concise analysis of developments in biblical/nouthetic counseling over the past fifty years. He accurately describes and fairly evaluates those who have led this movement, with many of whom I have had the personal privilege of studying and working in my years as a professor and president at Westminster Seminary. Anyone who reads this book will be well informed and deeply blessed by it.” — Samuel Logan, associate international director, World Reformed Fellowship


the unfolding myteryAuthor(s): Edmund P. Clowney
Publisher: P&R Publishing
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Beginning with Adam and Eve and closing with the last of the prophets, Dr. Clowney takes a fascinating walk through the Old Testament, revealing Christ in places where he is usually overlooked.


Author(s): Rachel Hollis
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Price: $5.99       (July 15 Only)
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“I believe we can change the world. But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear of being judged for who we are.”

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough.

In Girl, Stop Apologizing, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want. With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself. 


Author(s): Stephan Bauman
Publisher: Multnomah
Price: $1.99       (Ends July 28)
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We need a better vision for saving the world.
 
Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. 
 
But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away.
 
Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. 
 
Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.


Author(s): Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Price: $2.99       (July 15 Only)
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When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with them. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night?

Is irrational worry your constant companion?

Could you use some calm?

If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women and are second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men. Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity. And the use of sedative drugs like Xanax and Valium have skyrocketed in the last 15 years. Even students are feeling it. One psychologist reports that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s. Chances are, you or someone you know seriously struggles with anxiety.

Max writes, “The news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious.” He knows what it feels like to be overcome by the worries and fear of life, which is why he is dedicated to helping millions of readers take back control of their minds and, as a result, their lives.

Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7. After all, it is the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In the characteristic tone of his previous books like You’ll Get Through This and Fearless, Max guides readers through this Scripture passage and explains the key concepts of celebration, asking for help, leaving our concerns, and meditating.

Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.


Pray for the World: A New Prayer Resource from Operation WorldAuthor(s): Patrick Johnstone
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Price: $3.99       (Ends July 28)
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For decades, Operation World has been the world’s leading resource for people who want to impact the nations for Christ through prayer. Its twofold purpose has been to inform for prayer and to mobilize for mission. Now the research team of Operation World offers this abridged version of the 7th edition called Pray for the World as an accessible resource to facilitate prayer for the nations.

The Operation World researchers asked Christian leaders in every country, “How should the body of Christ throughout the world be praying for your country?” Their responses provide the prayer points in this book, with specific ways your prayers can aid the global church.

When you hear a country mentioned in the news, you can use Pray for the World to pray for it in light of what God is doing there. Each entry includes:

Timely challenges for prayer and specific on-the-ground reports of answers to prayer
Population and people group statistics
Charts and maps of demographic trends
Updates on church growth, with a focus on evangelicals
Explanations of major currents in economics, politics, and society

Join millions of praying people around the world. Hear God’s call to global mission. And watch the world change.


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