Recommended Books

Stepping Out to a Life on the Edge

Stepping Out invites readers on a personal exploration of why women have fears and insecurities and how to respond to Christ's work in us.

From the Author:
As I connect with women around the country on a heart-to-heart level, I hear many surprising similarities to their unique life stories. Circumstances and situations are completely different, but fears, failures, struggles, and insecurities within each woman are so much the same. Even lifelong Christians who have been steeped in the Word often fail to grasp God's grace and live a life trapped into thinking 'if I just try harder . . .' Through a wealth of Scripture, I will look at each topic - each area of struggle - in the light of God's truth and grace.

by Deb Burma

Faith to Follow: The Journey of Becoming a Pastor's Wife

While her husband pursued a four-year Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Kate Meadows wondered how she fit into the process of her husband becoming a pastor. In the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod, only men can be ordained as pastors. The men who come to the seminary have a well paved road ahead of them. The women who come with those men don't. As women, we ask ourselves, "Who am I in this process?" and "Where do I fit?"

Kate never envisioned herself as a pastor's wife; in fact, she wasn't sure she wanted to be one. Yet, if God was leading her husband into the ministry, who was she to say "No?"

And what was it about that term "pastor's wife," that made her uneasy, anyway? What did it even mean to be a pastor's wife in the modern day?

At the seminary, Kate started talking to other women who had faithfully followed their husbands on the path to ministry. Through a series of more than fifty interviews, she learned that the journey of becoming a pastor's wife is rich with questions, discovery, and joy.

Faith to Follow chronicles the woman's experience of preparing to become a pastor's wife. It also may be a springboard for dialogue within churches across America, about the importance of encouraging and cultivating future church leaders and raising up strong families in the Christian faith.

by Kate Meadows

5-Minute Bible Studies: For Families

As parents and children race from work and school to extracurricular activities, chores, and more, finding time to stay connected in the Word as a family can be challenging. 5-Minute Bible Studies: For Families is designed with busy families in mind. This second book of the 5-Minute Bible Studies series offers three short messages a week for a full year. Whether everyone has time only in the mornings or you finally see each other at dinner, this book will help you face the week’s challenges with reminders of God’s love.

by Jay Bickelhaupt

iPray: A simple Prayer book for- Ministry, Mercy and Multiplication

God said, "My house will be a House of Prayer for all the nations." (Isaiah 56:7) When Jesus cleansed the temple, this is the verse that He cited. Why? Jesus was standing in the outer courtyard of the temple; this was the only place that the Gentiles could come and worship YHWH; but the religious leaders had made it into a barnyard, a place to buy and sell animals for sacrifice. The Gentiles had no where to worship God. Christian believers are living stones being built into a Spiritual house, a royal priesthood offering sacrifices that are acceptable to a living God. One of these sacrifices is Prayer. The original temple is gone, just as Jesus prophesied. But followers of Jesus are the living temple; our bodies are indwelt with the Holy Spirit. It is still God's desire for His House to be a House of Prayer. With the Holy Spirit inside us, a believer is led to desire Prayer more and more. In fact, the Holy Spirit prays for us. The Apostles said that they would work towards becoming strong in Prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4). This book was written to help believers today to become strong in Prayer; especially Prayer for the purpose of Ministry, Mercy and Multiplication. In this book you will find actual examples from over a decade of ministry- not theory. You will see what is actually working in hundreds of churches. This is a practical resource taken from the experiences of Jim Buckman, mission strategist who helps churches plant new worshipping communities by using the House Church model and training the Priesthood of the Baptized to work under the supervision of their Pastors. Prayer is an important key to building relationships with others. Jim has found that asking the simple question, "How can I pray for you?" to be very effective in building relationship with others, ultimately so that we can share the Gospel. "How can I pray for you?" is a doorway to learning what really matters to others, providing care they actually want and a transparent way to build a faith focused relationship so that you can share the Good News that in Christ, we have one Who always Prays for us (Romans 10).

by Rev. James Buckman

Our Way Home: A Journey Through the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is about a journey--one from heaven to earth and back to heaven again. This heaven-earth-heaven journey shows God's gracious hearing of us and our place with Him in heaven even while we pray here on earth.

Our Way Home provides a road map of this journey that will revive any Christian's use of the Lord's Prayer. Pastors and other church teachers will find this is a refreshing approach to the Lord's Prayer for adult confirmation and new member classes.

Perfect for individual reflection or small groups.

by Daniel E. Paavola

Prayer: Learning How to Talk to God

Daily prayer is an important facet of the Christian life. Nurture the habit of regular, confident conversation with God in your children, helping your entire family grow in faith together, in this charming illustrated book.

Prayer: Learning How to Talk to God teaches children how to pray in words that relate to them. Walking through different types of prayer - whether praising Him, asking for forgiveness, or seeking help - Prayer encourages children to pray on their own and with others.

Ideal for reading to pre-readers or those learning to read.

by Jeanette Groth

There's a Prayer for That

The Word encourages you to pray in every circumstance. Whether life leads you to bring thanks, praise, or troubles before God, he will listen.

There's a Prayer for That guides you in this continual conversation with God. This collection contains over 450 prayers?including some from Meditations Daily Devotional?for the people and situations in your life. Whether you are thinking about your family and friends, your future, or your faith, this book will guide you in prayer.

God may not always respond in obvious or expected ways. Yet, the messages from Scripture included in There's a Prayer for That assure you that his answers are lovingly given for the good of your soul.

No matter what tomorrow brings, there's a prayer for that, and there's a loving Father who wants you to talk to him.

by Various Authors, Christopher S. 'Topher' Doerr (Editor)

The Five Love Languages - The Secret to Love that Lasts

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

by Dr. Gary Chapman

Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary

Joining Jesus on His Mission will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living life with Jesus. Simple, powerful and applicable insights show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. You will feel both relief and hope. You may even hear yourself say, “I can do this!” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities Jesus is placing in your path.

by Rev. Greg Finke

We're Not Blended, We're Puréed

Can two families learn to cohabitate?

In peace?


Are you terrified that you've turned into a version of the fairy-tale wicked stepparent?

Do you paste on a smile and pretend your family is a vision of 1950s Main Street America while at home the battle lines are etched in the driveway and signed with the kid's initials?

Don't dismay. God is with you. Discover how others have dealt with the difficult issues of blending two families. Find real-world advice to help you when your own words fail.

This engaging readable book is held together with humor, liberally peppered with information, commentary, and includes clinically sound information and proven communication tools.

Both authors provide practical methods for dealing with tough subjects. Short captivating chapters are perfect for those rare moments that parents have to themselves. Readers will enjoy stories and testimonies as they prepare their own families for success.

by Marty Lintvedt and Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Family Wellness: Raising Resilient, Christ-Purposed Children

Wellness is important to everything, making sure that you're keeping yourself healthy and balanced in all aspects of life. But have you considered the wellness of your family? Is your family well in all meanings of the word: physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally?

Using five core character values, Dr. John Eckrich, founder of Grace Place Ministries, will show you how to build a strong Christian family. Use discussion questions at the back of the book, grounded in God's Word, to have open and honest conversation about your family life. Grandparents, there's a special chapter dedicated just for you as well.

For families looking to strengthen their bond with each other, through and with Christ. For new parents wondering how they can raise their children to be healthy with the help of the Bible. For lifelong Christians looking to improve their familial relationships.

by Dr. John Eckrich

How Long, O Lord, How Long?: Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them

God allows challenging experiences to strengthen us. Unemployment is no exception. This book will support individuals experiencing a period of unemployment and encourage those who love them along the way to something new. The book contains 80 devotions, each with scriptures to provide help, healing, and hope during the journey through unemployment.

by Dale Kreienkamp

Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict

Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelievers with gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness, and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another and well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, the authors bring sound, practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self, and others.

by Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler

One Nation Under God: Healing Racial Divides in America

Amid divisive rhetoric, violence, riots, and racial tensions, confusion arises—how can Christians tear down the racial walls dividing our country?

This division stems from a lack of communication, empathy, and understanding. Author Rev. B. Keith Haney, an African American LCMS pastor, encourages everyone to seek answers to racial tensions in the only place where truth and peace can be found—God’s Word. Healing must begin with Jesus.

In this downloadable six-session study, you’ll openly communicate and begin the healing process. Healing takes time and effort and can only be accomplished as God changes our sinful human hearts.

Let’s be a nation united—united under God.

by B. Keith Haney

The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight

This jargon-free, self-help title is written by an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and inspired by over 10,000 conversations. It delivers 70 couple stories with humor and includes practical tips and tools for lasting relationship improvement. Popular themes like communication, habits, chores, arguments, sex, and intimacy are explored in easy-read tales. The Marriage Whisperer was featured in the September 2013 Small Press Bookwatch as a "Reader's Choice" for the marriage shelf. It also won the gold medal in the IPPY "Living Now" competition.

by Pat Hollinger Pickett, Ph.D.

How to Rescue your Loved One from the Watchtower

Each year thousands of husbands, wives, sons and daughters are converted by Jehovah's Witnesses through their so-called free home Bible study. This book tells exactly what to do to rescue them from the JWs. The main point to remember when a loved one first starts getting involved with Jehovah's Witnesses is to avoid delay. But, unless you are thoroughly versed on the Watchtower Society and well trained as a debater, the JWs will shoot you down on every point. This book helps you: (1) Plan your strategy and learn techniques that work. (2) Collect convincing evidence. (3) Present your material in the proper manner at the appropriate time. (4) Become familiar with the tools you'll need. An unusual and valuable feature is the inclusion of pages from Watchtower publications which demonstrate falsehoods and inconsistencies in Jehovah's Witness doctrine. DAVID A. REED spent 13 years as an active Jehovah's Witness, serving as an elder and as the JW equivalent of a local pastor. Reading the Bible itself led him to Christ. He has authored more than a dozen books, including Answering Jehovah's Witnesses Subject by Subject and the popular Jehovah's Witnesses Answered Verse by Verse. His web sites on this topic include and

by David A. Reed

Growing Grateful Kids: Teaching Them to Appreciate an Extraordinary God in Ordinary Places

Even when economic times are tight, our children enjoy an abundance of material possessions. Yet amidst all this wealth, discontentment and competition seem to be on the rise. Instead of teaching children virtues such as gratefulness and patience, many parents are bending over backwards to get their children the latest and greatest item - or feeling guilty when they can't. With the currents of materialism and entitlement flowing so strong, how do we raise kids who are simply thankful?

With simple language, interesting anecdotes, and biblical applications, Susie Larson helps readers understand that although teaching perspective and gratitude to our children is critical, it is not difficult.

by Susie Larson

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

Cults and New Religions Aren’t Hard to FindThey’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions: Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses,Mind Sciences, New Age Movement, Church of Scientology, Hindu-based Cults, Unification Church, Baha’i Faith, Unitarian Universalism, Oneness Pentecostalism, Masonic Lodge, Satanism. Learning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter.

by Ron Rhodes

Getting Through to Jehovah's Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways

Do you want to share the gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses but don’t know what to say? Have you tried to talk with them only to end up frustrated and going around in circles?

The key to effective communication with Jehovah’s Witnesses is getting them out of their prepared presentations by approaching Bible discussion in ways they won’t expect. In this way, you can get them off autopilot and help them focus on what the Bible is really saying.

This book will help you witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses by:

  • Relating the author’s personal experiences in a Watchtower “home Bible study”
  • Giving specific witnessing principles you need to follow to communicate effectively with Witnesses
  • Telling you what you need to know about the differences between the Watchtower religion and biblical Christianity
  • Sharing approaches which explain how to get through to Jehovah’s Witnesses by presenting specific Bible truths in unexpected ways

by David Englund

U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots

The United States became a unique, prosperous, and admired nation because of its faith in God and the willingness of the people to abide by God’s standards and principles. Over time, however, the people’s urge to glorify self rather than God has seriously eroded the strength and potential of the nation.

U-Turn examines current cultural trends and historical patterns to reveal that America cannot sustain its strength if it remains on its current path. Combining current research with the authors’ trademark insight and analysis, the book gives readers a unique view of the moral and spiritual condition of Americans and provides specific insights into how we can turn our nation around by focusing on:

  • The restoration of the family
  • The restoration of the Christian Church
  • The future activity of our government

by George Barna & David Barton

Middle School: The Inside Story - What Kids Tell Us, But Don’t Tell You

Remember middle school? Many parents would rather not. It’s often a rough ride, filled with insecurity, peer pressure, awkwardness, and world-rocking change. This book provides practical, hands-on advice for helping your child through this minefield―with information about what he or she is really going through, but isn’t likely to share.

Best-selling learning-styles expert Cynthia Tobias and veteran teacher Sue Acuña reveal what they’ve found by listening to kids when parents aren’t around―and give you insider tips on how to bless your middle-schooler with success in class, at home, and in relationships. Topics include advice for keeping communication lines open, predictable physical and social issues, and solutions for problems like self-centeredness and over-the-top emotions.

by Cynthia Tobias

Made in the USA: The Sex Trafficking of America's Children

The book is a compilation of five true stories of adults (4 woman & 1 man) trafficked as children. Each story is preceded by an overview of the type of trafficking the story addresses and followed up by a statement from the survivors themselves.  The purpose of the book is to provide insights on how American children are taken captive and often coerced to remain in a lifestyle of commercial sexual exploitation.  All profits from the book will be distributed to nationally recognized agencies providing either preventive or restorative service for child survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.

by Alisa Jordheim

Perseverance: Praying Through Life's Challenges

We all have it: That one thing that's keeping each of us from a fuller life. 

It could be a habit to break, a goal to accomplish, or a lingering project to complete. 

What if we, like Nehemiah, persevered with single-minded focus and trusted God to accomplish something incredible? Nehemiah may not be the first biblical example who comes to mind when we talk about perseverance, but we look to his example to discern helpful steps that we can apply on our one-thing journey. God, through the life of Nehemiah, provides insight into how we can respond to struggles - the one thing - in our life. 

Are you tired of being defeated by your one thing? Perhaps it's time to do something about it.

Through this eight-lesson journey, we walk with Nehemiah from Persia to Jerusalem as God gives him the strength to persevere past seemingly insurmountable obstacles into His redeeming grace. Each session includes a video segment that digs deeper into Scripture and explores life application. For individual and group use.

by Donna Pyle

Raising Godly Girls

A thoughtful, personal, and affirming discussion of how Christian mothers can influence and prepare their daughters for confident living in today’s culture.

This conversational book for Christian mothers of daughters is offered as encouragement to deflect and defend against the contemporary culture that promotes harmful attitudes about the self, the body, the mind, and the soul. Raising Godly Girls acknowledges the cultural expectations of both mothers and daughters, and confronts them with biblical wisdom and Christ’s forgiveness. Chapters cover such topics as self-perception, influence of friends and parents, purity, influence of media, and more.

by Deb Burma

Screens and Teens: Connecting with our Kids in a Wireless World

If you feel like you’re losing your teen to technology, you’re not alone.

Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world.

In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She:

  • Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teen
  • Guides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practices
  • Shares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other

Kathy’s research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids.

Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That’s so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected.

by Dr. Cathy Koch

The Secret Life of Angels

You’ve probably seen depictions of angels in popular TV shows and movies, and you may have read about angel encounters. Curiously, however, these accounts often have little in common with the Bible’s portrayal of angels. How can you tell what is real and what isn’t? How can you separate fact from fiction?

With this fascinating and inspirational guide, you’ll journey through God’s Word and discover who angels are, what they are like, and how they are involved in your life today. You’ll also find solid, biblical answers to such questions as…

  • Where did angels come from?
  • Are all angels good?
  • Should we communicate with angels?

Angels are active all around you—of that you can be certain. As you learn the truth about their secretive role in the world, you’ll be encouraged to see the ways angels are indeed available to help us.

by Ron Rhodes

Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship between Father and Son

This book encourages fathers to be more bold and courageous men…and more sensitive, empathetic, and kind at the same time. Written by a father and son team, it is raw, funny, warm, and tender—and unafraid of difficult topics like: developing a healthy self-concept; being vulnerable and authentic; why having roots and rituals with your son is so important; why unconditional love is more important than a competitive spirit; how to talk about sex with your son; and how to make good choices. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to strengthen the relationship between fathers and sons and their families.

by Brian Becker and Jeff Becker

No More Perfect Moms: Learn to Love Your Real Life

If you have ever forgotten to pick up your kids, accidentally worn two different shoes to the grocery store, or lost your cool over a messy house, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
In No More Perfect Moms, Jill Savage says it how it is: All moms struggle. We fall short of our own standard of excellence, and then we feel insecure about not being the perfect wife with the perfect kids, perfect husband, perfect home, perfect friends, perfect marriage, and perfect body...
Jill speaks to the root of the insecurities mothers feel and points to a better way.
No More Perfect Moms will help a mom:

  • Change her unrealistic expectations to realistic hopes
  • Give grace and love to her husband and children even during struggles, and discover the beauty of grace when she stops judging herself and others
  • Find freedom from disappointment when she embraces her real family, her real challenges, and her real, but imperfect, life

With refreshing honesty, Jill exposes some of her own parental shortcomings and helps mothers everywhere shelve their desires for perfection and embrace God's beautiful grace. When moms do this, they can learn to love their real but imperfect lives.

by Jill Savage

First Time Dad: The Stuff You Really Need to Know

Perhaps the most powerful influence in the world is that of a dad on his child. Baseball gloves, dirty diapers, tiny little hands, first days of school, daddy-daughter dances, and learner's permits... and so much more! There's no way you can be ready for it all, but this is when you need to get a bit of a head start...

First Time Dad by Focus on the Family ministry veteran (and father of 6) John Fuller lets you in on the stuff you really need to know... because in just a few months or weeks or days, your life is going to change--forever. Set good priorities. Break bad habits and/or family patterns. Recognize and recover from some common fathering mistakes. Know that your words have immense power. And learn how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. So, instead of wondering "oh man, oh man, oh man... what am I going to do now?" for 9 months... read this short book (plus it's pretty fun too) and get excited!

"Dad, your job is critical... And you can do it."

by John Fuller

God Loves Moms: Twelve Lessons About God's Mercy

The women we read about in God s Word were just regular women like us. And they had the same insecurities and vulnerabilities that we all feel. This study digs deep into the stories of thirteen biblical women for a fresh look at how God reveals His grace through Christ for you.

Each of these twelve sessions includes a short narrative about a typical modern mom s life and a look at a biblical woman s faith story to show how she serves as an example of God s love. Questions encourage the reader to explore pertinent passages and reflect on their meaning for her.

Written in an inviting, friendly tone, this resource is for mothers of all ages.

The lessons look to Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Jochebed, Ruth, Hannah, Eunice and Lois, Bathsheba, Mary, Elizabeth, and the widow of Nain for inspiration.

Includes leader s notes.

by Christina Hergenrader

Mormonism 101: Examining the Religion of the Latter-day Saints

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs. Perfect for students of religion and anyone who wants to have answers when Mormons come calling.

by Bill McKeever

Gospel DNA: Five Markers of a Flourishing Church

Millions of new believers in Jesus. Thousands of new churches. Communities rallying around the Gospel. Innovative efforts to send workers into the harvest fields. A Gospel movement sweeping a nation.

This isn’t merely a description of what God is doing in the global south today. It is a picture of God’s work in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. The church was flourishing. Faith was being shared. New congregations were being started. People were receiving the hope of eternal life.

Can it happen again? Is it possible for the Christian church in the United States to become vibrant and relevant once more? The answer may surprise you.

Looking at a uniquely American Gospel movement as a case study, Gospel DNA traces five markers that lead to a flourishing church. Hope is closer than you may think. It’s time to reconnect with Gospel DNA.

by Rev. Michael Newman

How Long, O Lord, How Long? Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love Them

How Long, O Lord, How Long? is a book with devotions for the unemployed and those who love them. The book is written by Dale Kreienkamp. He is a Human Resources executive and consultant who has experienced a personal journey of umemployment twice when both positions were eliminated in organizational restructuring.

by Dale Kreienkamp

One More Try: What to Do When Your Marriage is Falling Apart

When doors slam and angry words fly, when things just aren't working out, and even when your spouse has destroyed your trust, there is still hope. If you feel like your marriage is near the breaking point, or even if you've already separated, Gary Chapman will show you how you can give your marriage one more try.

One More Try will help you . . .

  • Take the next step when blindsided in marriage;
  • Discover healthy ways to manage frustration and anger;
  • Effectively deal with loneliness;
  • Renew hope and trust in your spouse; and
  • Rebuild your marriage from the ground up.

Distress or even separation do not necessarily mean divorce is imminent. Matter of fact, it’s possible that these may even lead to a restored, enriched, growing marriage. The outcome of this challenging time is determined solely by the individuals involved. If you’re willing to make the most of that process, then begin the journey with confidence as Gary walks you step-by-step towards healing and hope.

by Dr. Gary Chapman

The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively

You know you love your child. But how can you make sure your child knows it?

The #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages® has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you:

  • Discover your child’s love language
  • Assist your child in successful learning
  • Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively
  • Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child

Plus: Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language.

Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.

by Dr. Gary Chapman

Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss

Grieving occurs in many situations in life; grief is usually associated with death, but it can occur after any loss-divorce, layoffs, the end of a friendship.

In this book, author Michael Newman writes 52 short devotion-style chapters that focus on different forms of grief. The book can be read cover to cover, or readers can flip to a chapter that will help them most in this season of life. The focus of each chapter is the presence of God in the midst of grief and the comfort and hope that can be found in that knowledge.

by Rev. Michael Newman

Hinges: Opening Your Church's Doors to the Community

In the past, the doors of the church opened inward, but now people are no longer coming in through church doors as they once did. Instead, God is calling the church to open the doors outward as the people of God take the Gospel to their community.

Through extensive statistical research, personal pastoral experience, and practical work with over one thousand churches, Transforming Churches Network has found the eight key factors that open the doors of the church outward and empower the church to have an impact upon the community. Read Hinges to discover these eight factors and go beyond mere theories about what might work. Follow these practical steps and find new life and fruitfulness in your church.

by Terry Tieman

Breaking the Patterns of Depression

Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable readers to understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Focusing on future prevention as well as initial treatment, the book includes over one hundred structured activities to help sufferers learn the skills necessary to become and remain depression-free.

Breaking the Patterns of Depression begins by translating the clinical literature on psychotherapy and antidepressant medication into language that can be used to enhance an understanding of depression, and to personalize individual cures. Yapko uses a conversational, anecdotal tone that encourages readers to take an active approach to helping themselves. Special sections entitled "Learn by Doing" and "Shifting Perspectives" help develop the skills necessary to manage difficult experiences. Readers learn how to solve problems effectively, anticipate the likely consequences of their actions, think and act in a direct, goal-oriented fashion, balance different areas of their lives, and use self-knowledge to stay out of harmful situations.

More realistic and helpful than other depression-management books on the market, Breaking the Patterns of Depression defines what causes depression and, best of all, clarifies what can be done about it. With this knowledge in hand, readers can control their depression, rather than having depression control them.

by Michael Yapko

Tech Savvy Parenting: Navigating Your Child's Digital Life

Every parent struggles to find a balance with cell phones, social networks, and video games in the lives of their kids. Most parents feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to set boundaries for their kids because they don’t know what to do with the technology themselves. Tech Savvy Parenting will give parents the practical tools and resources needed to help the whole family use technology wisely and responsibly. It is a valuable resource allowing parents to move from being frustrated to being tech savvy. Each chapter walks the reader through a different issue of technology that kids and teens are wading into. Brian provides easy-to-follow instructions and "how to" tips that are very helpful for parents of kids and teens. This full color book includes 22 infographics and 18 resources that help bring the technical information to life.

by Brian Houseman

From Dirty to Dancing: God's Grace for Those Struggling with Pornography

Has pornography dirtied your mind? Your soul? Your relationships? The way you look at other people? The way you look at God? Has pornography dirtied the life of someone you love? Your sibling? Your child? Your spouse? Your friend? How do you come clean? How can you help others do the same? From Dirty to Dancing is a resource to support Christians who face an addiction to pornography. No matter how troubled a believer may be by this battle, From Dirty to Dancing assures that—through Christ—God has forgiven us and longs to help us conquer our sinful struggles.

by Mike Novotny

Unveiling Grace: The Story of How We Found Our Way Out of the Mormon Church

Has pornography dirtied your mind? Your soul? Your relationships? The way you look at other people? The way you look at God? Has pornography dirtied the life of someone you love? Your sibling? Your child? Your spouse? Your friend? How do you come clean? How can you help others do the same? From Dirty to Dancing is a resource to support Christians who face an addiction to pornography. No matter how troubled a believer may be by this battle, From Dirty to Dancing assures that—through Christ—God has forgiven us and longs to help us conquer our sinful struggles.

by Lynn Wilder

Loved & Sent: How Two Words Define Who You Are and Why You Matter

"I’ve come to know who I am in two words. They guide everything that I believe, think, and do. I am loved by God in Jesus. I am sent by God into the world." –from the author So many people are starving for identity and meaning today. Loved and Sent describes how God took extraordinary action to address those two fundamental human needs. The author walks through his own quest for identity and meaning, revisiting core Christian convictions in a narrative style and making sense of why they matter today. As Christians, we often stutter when someone asks, “Who are you? What do you believe? Why does it matter to you?” We get a unique chance to share our heart, and we say too much—or nothing at all. Discover in this thought-provoking book who you are and why you matter, and then you’ll have something of greater value to share with someone else.

by Rev. Jeff Cloeter

by Lynn Wilder

Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right

Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? Against the culture, against the busyness, sometimes even against your spouse and kids… Often it seems like everything is against you as a parent, and your everyday life can feel far from joy-filled. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Parents Rising will show you eight cultural trends that parents are up against today and what you can do to claim victory.

This book is about growth not guilt. It’s not a pep talk, or a “try harder” speech. This is real help for real problems that every parent faces. It’s a way to focus your efforts so that they’ll be more effective and you’ll be less exhausted.

by Arlene Pellicane

Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons

This book offers techniques for witnessing to Mormons in a non-confrontational, Christian way.

by Mark J. Cares

Behold, I am Coming Soon!

This devotional features 28 unique entries based on the book of Revelation to help guide readers through the Advent season. With all the hustle and bustle and preparations for Christmas, these devotions will help you pause to recall Jesus' birth in Bethlehem and also encourage you to look forward to the Savior's return in the final days.

by Rev. Bruce McKenney

What Happens After Life? 21 Amazing Revelations About Heaven and Hell

Do you wonder what happens when you die? If so, you’ll love these short, inspirational explanations of the Bible’s most encouraging teachings about heaven. Trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes combines his rock-solid scriptural insight with illustrations from leaders throughout church history.

Each chapter is short enough to read in one sitting and zeroes in on a single encouraging truth. You will quickly find your fears and doubts replaced with confidence in these truths:

  • Death is a transition into a wonderful life, not a fearful end.
  • You will enjoy eternity in a wonderful new body.
  • You will be reunited with Christian loved ones.
  • Sin, sorrow, sickness, and pain will be no more.
  • Best of all, you will enjoy face-to-face fellowship with God.

Bypassing philosophical arguments and contentious debates, this reassuring look at the clear teaching of the Bible will empower you to embrace the future with hope and joy.

by Dr. Ron Rhodes

Conversations with Jehovah's Witnesses

An unfamiliar car parks near your house, and two pleasant-looking folks approach your front door. The doorbell rings, and after exchanging pleasantries, your unexpected guests offer you some literature from the Watchtower Society.

What will you say? What should you say? Should you engage your visitors in conversation at all? And if so, how?

Trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes guides you through several realistic dialogues with Jehovah’s Witnesses, demonstrating helpful techniques for listening, asking questions, avoiding offense, and more. He includes the information you need to address the big issues, including the New World Translation of the Bible, the divine name, the Trinity, salvation, and the afterlife.

With this practical, kindhearted, and easy-to-understand resource, you can actually enjoy discussions about your faith when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to call, and you can lovingly guide them to the truth about Jesus Christ.

by Dr. Ron Rhodes

Without this Ring: Surviving Divorce

Does God hate me for getting a divorce?

A survival guide for Christians who are navigating the minefield of divorce. Author Donna Pyle has been through it. She knows what it s like, dealing with the anger, struggling with the idea of forgiveness. From a firm biblical standpoint, she gives clear steps on how to deal with the trauma and grief, helping readers understand that though they are wounded, they are not defeated.

Includes questions for reflection, prayer outlines, and journal prompts.

by Donna Pyle

Answering the Objections of Atheists, Agnostics, & Skeptics

An unfamiliar car parks near your house, and two pleasant-looking folks approach your front door. The doorbell rings, and after exchanging pleasantries, your unexpected guests offer you some literature from the Watchtower Society.

What will you say? What should you say? Should you engage your visitors in conversation at all? And if so, how?

Trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes guides you through several realistic dialogues with Jehovah’s Witnesses, demonstrating helpful techniques for listening, asking questions, avoiding offense, and more. He includes the information you need to address the big issues, including the New World Translation of the Bible, the divine name, the Trinity, salvation, and the afterlife.

With this practical, kindhearted, and easy-to-understand resource, you can actually enjoy discussions about your faith when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to call, and you can lovingly guide them to the truth about Jesus Christ.

by Dr. Ron Rhodes

A Heart at Peace: Biblical Strategies for Christians in Conflict

Conflict and disagreements happen in all circles, regardless of race, religion, or creed. However, Christians are specifically called by God to reconcile with their neighbor in a Christlike fashion. This book teaches you God s method for conflict resolution as given in his Word. It will help break down the hostility that can divide believers, while also aiding in the reconciliation process. Discover the spiritual relief that comes naturally when your heart is at peace.

by Kenneth Kremer

Forgiveness: Received from God Extended to Others

An unfamiliar car parks near your house, and two pleasant-looking folks approach your front door. The doorbell rings, and after exchanging pleasantries, your unexpected guests offer you some literature from the Watchtower Society.

What will you say? What should you say? Should you engage your visitors in conversation at all? And if so, how?

Trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes guides you through several realistic dialogues with Jehovah’s Witnesses, demonstrating helpful techniques for listening, asking questions, avoiding offense, and more. He includes the information you need to address the big issues, including the New World Translation of the Bible, the divine name, the Trinity, salvation, and the afterlife.

With this practical, kindhearted, and easy-to-understand resource, you can actually enjoy discussions about your faith when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to call, and you can lovingly guide them to the truth about Jesus Christ.

by Donna Pyle

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World

Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?

In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development.

In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.

Learn how to:

  • Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
  • Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
  • Discover what's working for families that have become screen savvy
  • Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
  • Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done

Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy involvement with screens and an even healthier involvement with others.

by Arlene Pelicane

Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity

An unfamiliar car parks near your house, and two pleasant-looking folks approach your front door. The doorbell rings, and after exchanging pleasantries, your unexpected guests offer you some literature from the Watchtower Society.

What will you say? What should you say? Should you engage your visitors in conversation at all? And if so, how?

Trusted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes guides you through several realistic dialogues with Jehovah’s Witnesses, demonstrating helpful techniques for listening, asking questions, avoiding offense, and more. He includes the information you need to address the big issues, including the New World Translation of the Bible, the divine name, the Trinity, salvation, and the afterlife.

With this practical, kindhearted, and easy-to-understand resource, you can actually enjoy discussions about your faith when Jehovah’s Witnesses come to call, and you can lovingly guide them to the truth about Jesus Christ.

by Joe Dallas

And She was a Christian: Why Do Believers Commit Suicide?

Suicide has been a historically difficult and taboo topic for the church. Christians, perhaps even more so than nonbelievers, are often appalled or distressed by this horrific act and can struggle to understand it. This is especially true when it is a fellow believer who takes his or her own life.

And She Was a Christian provides answers straight from God's Word, with a strong emphasis on the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Ideal for Christian counselors or anyone who has been affected by suicide, this book offers helpful guidance and comfort when dealing with this disturbing reality.

by Rev. Peter Preus

Making Children Mind without Losing Yours

We've seen the enemy, and they're small . . . and unionized.

If anyone understands why children behave the way they do, it's internationally known psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman. Using the 7 principles of reality discipline, this father of five and grandfather of four reveals a practical, action-oriented game plan to

- get kids to listen to parents
- encourage healthy attitudes and two-way communication
- turn off temper tantrums, minimize sibling rivalries, and foil finicky eaters
- put parents back in the driver's seat
- prompt long-lasting, positive behavior and instill values
- rear respectful, well-behaved children who become responsible difference makers in the world

Thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter and Dr. Leman's real-life examples give readers sure-fire techniques for developing a loving, no-nonsense approach for rearing children. With over a million satisfied customers, parents can't go wrong with this classic, perennial bestseller.

by Dr. Kevin Leman

Married and Still Loving It: The Joys and Challenges of the Second Half

Long marriages are a gift… but they aren’t always easy

You know yourselves better. You’ve learned to cherish the small things. You’re past keeping up with the Joneses.

And yet, anxieties over grown children, worries about money and health, and feelings of disappointment can challenge even the best marriages.

In Married and Still Loving It, renowned relationship expert Gary Chapman and Harold Myra, longtime CEO of Christianity Today International, offer wise counsel and practical insight on making your marriage thrive during the later years. Real couples share honestly about their joys and struggles, including Jerry and Dianna Jenkins and Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada, who talk movingly about their marital journeys.

Married and Still Loving It feels like a gathering of kindred spirits. It will inspire and equip you to embrace the adventures yet ahead, hand in hand with the one you love.

by Gary Chapman and Harold Myra

8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

Finally, a practical book for busy parents!

Whether you find parenting intuitive or impossible, we could all use a hand here and there. And we could use it quick! In 8 Simple Tools, child psychologist and father Todd Cartmell walks you through the nuts and bolts of healthy, effective parenting.

Using examples from his home and 20 years of professional practice, Todd gives eight essential and practical tools to help you:

  • Listen well and respond wisely
  • Use affirmation to influence your child
  • Develop a nurturing home culture
  • Correct behavior in lasting ways
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with your child

Designed with busy parents in mind, 8 Simple Tools breaks each tool into five short chapters, perfect for when you only have a second. Plus, each chapter ends with a practical “Tip” section that summarizes the main point and helps you apply it right away.

Use even half of the tools in your parenting, and your family dynamics will thrive. Your relationship will be built on love and trust, providing you with fertile ground for planting God’s wisdom in your child's heart and, ultimately, seeing your child flourish.

by Dr. Todd Cartmell