Recommended Books

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 ...
Gospel DNA

Grace Under Pressure: Responding Faithfully to Stress

The pressures of life can be overwhelming. Stressful circumstances cause us to sin. While feeling stress is not a sin, how we react to it can be. Everyone has been on the receiving and giving end of ungrateful behavior, expressing their feelings in ungodly ways. We recognize the damage it can do, but our sinful nature still often wins. Yet in a world that seems to be out of control, God’s grace, even under pressure, is sufficient and unlimited. No ...
Grace Under Pressure: Responding Faithfully to Stress

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 backward 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 ...
Growing Grateful Kids: Teaching Them to Appreciate an Extraordinary God in Ordinary Places by Suzie Larson

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 . . ...
Growing Up Social

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 ...
Hinges: Opening Your Church's Doors to the Community

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 ...
Hope When Your Heart Breaks

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 Buy it on Author's Website
How Long, O Lord, How Long?

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 ...
How to Rescue Your Loved One from the Watchtower by David A. Reed

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 nowhere to worship God. Christian believers ...
iPray: A simple Prayer book for- Ministry, Mercy and Multiplication

Joining Jesus as a Family: How to Raise Your Children to be Followers of Jesus

Joining Jesus as a family is simpler than you think and a lot more fun! Christian parents want to raise their children to be life-long followers of Jesus. But many parents watch their children grow up, leave home, and then walk away from the faith. What went wrong? And how can a new generation of parents avoid the same result? Greg and Susan Finke identify what Jesus shows us in the gospels to help parents become more intentional and practical ...
Joining Jesus as a Family: How to Raise Your Children to be Followers of Jesus

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 ...
5-Minute Bible Studies for Families

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 ...
8 Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

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
A Heart at Peace

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

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 ...
Answering the Objections of Atheists, Agnostics, & Skeptics

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
Behold I Am Coming Soon!

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 ...
Breaking the Patterns of Depression

Connected to Christ: Witnessing in Everyday Life

Evangelism. Witnessing. Sharing God’s Word. It’s all part of a toolkit that you were given the moment you were baptized into Christ’s family. And it’s a toolkit that anyone can be given through belief in Christ. But evangelism and witnessing sometimes feels as if it’s a put together person, filled to the brim with Christ’s love, talking to broken people. But it’s not. It’s regular, everyday people, broken by sin, talking about God’s love and Christ’s forgiveness of sins to ...
Connected to Christ: Witnessing in Everyday Life

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 ...
Conversations with Jehovah's Witnesses

Crossing the Chasm: Helping Mormons Discover the Bridge to God

Crossing the Chasm exposes the differences between the bridge Mormonism proposes and the biblical bridge - differences which are often obscured. Mark and Jon also offer practical tips for talking with Mormons so they too can experience the confidence of standing on Christ alone. by Mark J. Cares and Jon Leach
Crossing the Chasm