Key New Titles in July
Robust Study Bible for Teens with 12,000 Study Notes, Devotionals from Jon Nielson, and More Our current culture possesses an endless number of distractions and temptations, which is why having faithful and accessible biblical resources for teens is more important than ever. The ESV Teen Study Bible informs the mind (head), encourages worship and communion with God (heart), and promotes living for the Lord in day-to-day life (hands). For ages 14-18 years old
Bestselling author and trusted Bible teacher Elizabeth George shows girls (ages 8-12) how to know God better by reading and studying His Word. In addition to teaching the basics of Bible study, Elizabeth helps girls apply biblical wisdom to their lives in important areas, including... knowing how to find good friends getting along better with parents and family making right choices instead of wrong ones learning how to use time well growing and becoming a stronger Christian
Prayers for Every Season of Faith This thoughtful little book provides 70 soulful, Scripture-driven prayers encouraging you to grow in your desire for Christ. You’ll find honest words that help you share your hopes, fears, and needs with the Lord as life leads you to encounter mountains that inspire your soul to sing in worship valleys that burden your spirit with lament for the world’s brokenness deserts that humble your heart with its need for mercy
God has always been interested in turning unlikely people into his most fervent followers. Prostitutes and pagans, tax collectors and tricksters. The more unlikely, the more it seemed to please God and to demonstrate his power, might, and mercy. America in the 1960s and 1970s was full of unlikely people--men and women who had rejected the stuffy religion of their parents' generation, who didn't follow the rules, didn't fit in.
The Gospels-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-are four accounts of one extraordinary life. These books aren't fairytales, fiction, or legend; they are gospel truth. In this eight-session Bible study, Rebecca McLaughlin will guide you through identifying and understanding the different kinds of writing in these ancient texts. Through this journey, your confidence in the truth of Scripture will be renewed, and you'll gain a more captivating view of the Savior.
Why is it so difficult to talk to our closest friends about what's most important to us? Our true identity? Our hopes and dreams? Our true purpose and faith? Andy Bannister struggled with that question himself. As a twentysomething, he operated as an Undercover Christian at his job. He knew it didn't make sense, and he spent the following decades helping countless people find easy, natural ways to discuss the fundamental questions of life with the ones they love.
10 Principles for transforming the lives of children, young people & their families. In short Steve Chalke argues we need a new social covenant that empowers local charities, grassroots movements and faith groups - creating a more imaginative, more collaborative and less bureaucratic approach to community development.
Everyone has feelings. But BIG feelings like anger, sadness, jealousy, embarrassment, and fear can be hard to process. Finding different ways to work through each emotion can help--drawing, writing, exercising, singing, and even breathing techniques. This consumable activity book helps kids identify, regulate, and cope with big feelings.
Refresh Cafe is a fun and effective way to build fruitful relationships with parents and carers in your community. It's stay and play turned on its head: the children have fun, but we focus on refreshing the adults with time to talk, fresh coffee, pastries and most importantly our key ingredient: a five-minute 'thought for the day' where we share something of God in a gentle, relevant and accessible way. All this in a welcoming play space for the children.
Exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, even breakdown... sadly, such conditions are all too common these days, not least among those involved in some kind of Christian ministry, whether full-time, part-time or voluntary. In striving to do our utmost for God, we can easily forget that there were many times when Jesus himself was willing to rest, to do nothing except wait for the Spirit's prompting, so that he demonstrated the vital principle of 'working from a place of rest'.
God makes us the most unbelievable offer... to be our parent. Yes, even when we're all grown up and have children of our own! But many of us don't live experiencing the connection, guidance and support that's on offer. Why? Because we've forgotten how to be a child. In this easy-to-read guide, Anna Hawken explores ten different ways to rediscover our 'child side'. She uses the living, breathing examples of the children in our lives to inspire and challenge us
Many Christians find prayer and Bible reading difficult. Some are discouraged and give up; others get into a rut in which both their prayers and their Bible reading become dry and stale. Love Answering Love explores the practice of prayer and the story the Bible tells about prayer with freshness and originality. Neil Richardson's writing is marked by a scholarship lightly worn and informed by long pastoral and teaching experience, including leading retreats.
Living whole with God, even when broken by life God deeply cares for those of us who are broken and hurt. And just as he helped his beloved Jerusalem find healing in her brokenness, he does the same for us. For he cried out seven double imperatives to her in the book of Isaiah, seven steps to restore her to wholeness, and he cries out the same to us. But he doesn't begin by scolding us; instead, he comforts.