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Breathing Room: Space Between Our Current Pace and Our LimitsAndy Stanleyxx4
Christian Living
Life is better with breathing room. In our attempt to get the most out of life, it's easy to lose control of our lives. For most of us, breathing room feels more like a luxury than a necessity. In this series, Andy Stanley shows us how to create breathing room in our schedules, our finances, and our relationships. Disc 1 is viewed on a DVD Player and contains the Bible Study messages. Disc 2 is a Data Disc with video and audio files; it is used in a computer. Contents:
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Take Responsibility for Your LifeAndy Stanleyxx4Christian LivingRESPONSIBILITIES. We all have them. But we don't all take them as seriously as we ought to. Wouldn't it be great if we all took responsibility for the things we are responsible for? Wouldn't it be great if you took responsibility for everything you are responsible for? Whether you are the most responsible person you know or the reason for the 'IR' in IRRESPONSIBLE, you'll find some invaluable insights in this four-part series with Andy Stanley, TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE.
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The New Rules for Love, Sex, and DatingAndy Stanleyxx
(included in book)
4Christian LivingIn The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic.
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Five Things God Uses to Grow Your FaithAndy Stanleyxxx6
Christian Living
Your faith matters to God! Imagine how differently you would respond to life if you knew with unshakeable confidence that God was with you. Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith is an exciting 6-session DVD study from Andy Stanley that establishes the biblical case for five things God uses to grow BIG faith. This pack includes one DVD and one Participant Guide, filled with helpful discussion starters, video overviews, a useful Leader's Guide and much more. When used together, they provide a powerful catalyst for spiritual growth.
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Guardrails: Avoiding Regrets in LifeAndy Stanleyxx6
Christian Living
In this in this six-session video based study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. In addition to the small group sessions, this DVD includes six full-length messages from Andy Stanley, downloadable promotional material, and a Leader's Guide PDF. Approx. 247 total minutes. The kit includes the DVD and one participant guide. The guide includes discussion questions, video overviews, between-session devotions, and a leader's guide. Session titles:
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Christian: It's Not What You ThinkAndy Stanleyxx8
Christian Living
Through eight engaging and enlightening small group bible study sessions, Andy Stanley unpacks these qualities Jesus prescribes for his followers that made them unique. What if believers today embodied these traits? Would the non-believing world put aside its definition of ‘Christian’ and instead know us by our love?
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FollowAndy Stanleyxx8
Christian Living
Religion says “Change and you can join us”. Jesus says, “Join us and you will change.” There’s a huge difference. Jesus doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow him. Being a sinner doesn’t disqualify you from following him. Being an unbeliever doesn’t disqualify you from following him. In fact, following almost always begins with a sinner and unbeliever taking one small step.
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Future FamilyAndy Stanleyxx6FamilyFamily. We all have one. While some of us loved our 'growing up' years, others of us couldn't wait to move out and start fresh. Either way, we want our Future Family to be a step up from our families of origin. Most of us want something better for our children. But what? When it comes to family, what does a preferred future look like? What exactly are we aiming for?
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How to Be Rich: Its Not What You Have. Its What You Do With What You HaveAndy Stanleyxxx4FinancesIn this small group Bible study, Andy Stanley looks at the early Christians, showing that generosity was the hallmark of the early church. Generosity changed everything. It changed the world once, it could happen again. This small group study is a tool that will invite conversation and reflection around the topic of what to do with what we have. He will encourage you to look at richness differently, which might just lead our families, communities, and world to looking at Christians differently. The pack contains How to Be Rich: A DVD Study and How to Be Rich book, which includes small group discussion questions.
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Balanced: Gaining and Maintaining Finacial StabilityAndy Stanleyxx6FinancesCan you be unbalanced financially and still be a devoted follower of Christ? What does it even mean to be financially balanced? In this six-session study, you'll be challenged to examine what you really believe about finances and faith. Each session consists of a Starter Question focusing on that week's Practical Application, a 15-20 minute Video segment (DVD included in book), Discussion Questions, Key Memory Verse, and Flip-A-Coin section where real-life financial situations are discussed. Ideal for groups or individual study.
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Comparison TrapAndy Stanleyxx3GeneralLet's face it. Not a day goes by that you're not tempted to glance to the left and to the right to see how you measure up to the people around you. But it doesn't stop there, does it? You're tempted to compare your children to other children, your spouse to other spouses! Its a Trap!
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Twisting the TruthAndy Stanleyxx6GeneralIn this six-session small group video experience, Andy Stanley exposes some common ways God's truth gets twisted. Each one has the potential to destroy your relationships, cloud your decisions, and distort your perception of him. This study helps us identify where we have "twisted thinking" and overcome them. Includes DVD and Participant Guide.
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Staying in LoveAndy Stanleyxx4MarriageFalling for someone is easy. But staying in love? Ah, there's the rub! Join pastor Andy Stanley as he guides you through a proven plan to help you keep romance alive and deepen your commitment to one another. The 4-session DVD-ROM includes four 15- to 20-minute teaching segments plus discussion questions in PDF format to print out for group members. The participant's guide will enrich your experience with its practical tools that will help you delve deeper into the subject.Focus on the Family Recommendation.
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iMarriageAndy Stanleyxx6MarriageUntil Expectations May You Part Giddy with excitement and burning with love's fire, engaged couples are filled with desires and expectations! Wonder and eager anticipation propel them forward. Then comes the marriage and if they take the wrong approach, those unrealized expectations and unmet wants can turn a life-giving covenant relationship into a dead-end contractual agreement. Suddenly your marriage has no love, joy, or peace. In this marriage-makeover DVD and study guide from Northpoint Resources, Andy Stanley 's three key teachings help you transform your expectations and examine the "I's" of marriage: "Keeping My 'I' On You," "Putting Your 'I' Out," and "It Takes Three." Broken into six DVD sessions with discussion questions, this is one lesson your marriage won't survive without.
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One Thousand GiftsAnn Voskampxxx5WomenWhat does the Christ-life look like when your days are gritty, long, and even dark? Based on Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts, she reveals the discovery that will open your eyes to ordinary, amazing grace regardless of your circumstances. This five-session, video-based study will help you learn, practice, and begin to live out the secrets of a joyful heart. Approx. 111 total minutes. Study guide sold separately.
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Parent FuelBarry St. Clairxx6ParentingThis excellent curriculum for parents, churches, and small groups equips parents to love God with all their hearts and to lead their children to do the same. With children and teens finding themselves increasingly isolated from caring adults, they need the love and support of their parents even more than in times past. Included in this kit is a book, a journal, audio CDs, DVDs with six fifty-five minute interactive sessions, and a leader's guide.
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Daniel: Lives of Integrity Words of ProphecyBeth Moorexx12GeneralJoin Beth Moore in a faith-building study of prophecy, and learn how to shine for Christ in our modern culture. Just as the prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and confront temptations and threats, today's believers face many of the same trials.
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Believing GodBeth Moorexx10WomenIf God is who he says he is and can indeed do what he says he can do, why are so many Christians living mediocre lives? Beth Moore thinks that there is a simple answer to this question: unbelief. Therefore, in Believing God she challenges us to take God at his word, believe his promises and, as a result, live fuller lives. Don't be afraid to set aside your unbelief and experience the great blessings of God's promises.
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Galatians
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx4BiblePaul's letter to the Galatians could easily be considered one of the most radical book in the New Testament. It shows Paul at his most youthful, least understated and most non-compromising. Participants in the study will explore this rich letter and the background that surrounds those to whom it was written through four big questions.
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1 John
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx4Bible1 John is a book of comfort and challenge. It comforts us with the reminder that we are children of God. It challenges us to make our faith genuine by expressing in our lives what we believe in our hearts. Participants will explore this important book by examining four key questions.
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Character Study: Adam, Abraham, Sarah and Jacob
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx4BibleEnter into the story of one of God's people with each session of this 4-session Bible study. This is a fun, light-hearted study complete with cartoon drawings and group activities. In this study, groups will look at the characters of Adam, Abraham, Sarah and Jacob. The stories of these characters are developed in chronological scenes, giving participants a sense of the sweep of the person's story from start to finish.
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Character Study: Gomer, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Job
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx4BibleExplore scenes from the lives of Gomer, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Job in this People of Faith Bible study. These scenes are in chronological order to give participants a sense of each person's story from beginning to end.
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Character Study: Ruth, Samuel, David and Elijah
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx4BibleExplore scenes from the lives of Ruth, Samuel, David and Elijah in this People of Faith Bible study. These scenes are in chronological order to give participants a sense of each person's story from beginning to end.
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Ruth
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x4BibleThe incredibly rich story told in the book of Ruth captures the fears, challenges, and hope of those who find themselves pulled away from home and of those who are there when they return. In this book we are invited into the deep emotions and conversations of the three central characters of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz, while exploring the themes of loss, loyalty, risk, and hope.
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Philippians
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x4BiblePhilippians is a letter from Paul to the community of faith in Philippi. This community had supported Paul's ministry and Paul writes from prison to reassure the community that his ministry continues despite his situation. This study uses four paradoxes as lenses to look at Paul's letter.
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Jonah
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x4BibleThe book of Jonah paints a picture of a God who pushes God's people to go beyond religious and ethnic boundaries to share the love and mercy of God with all of God's desire to save all people. This study explores how Jonah offers a vision in which God's love and mercy is not only available to the people of Israel, but to other peoples as well.
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Ephesians
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x4BibleEphesians is an invitation into a world of grace, sweeping us into an all-encompassing vision of God’s eternal plan to redeem all creation. In this letter, we learn about the geography of grace where God labors to fulfill the mystery of the divine plan. This study invites participants to a spirituality of knowing and living the peace of Jesus that is the destiny of the entire creation.
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Exodus
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx6BibleIn the book of Exodus, we learn that God prepares, calls, leads and forgives a chosen people - then and now. In this study, participants will consider the stories from Exodus that are central to the Old Testament and explore how the themes of these stories continue to be central to our lives today. Each session focuses on a different question and theme.
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Romans
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x6BiblePaul's letter to the Romans is very different than any of his other letters. Paul addresses many of the important questions that arise when one considers the relationship between God and creation, as well as topics such as salvation and grace. Participants will engage in vibrant discussion around each of these topics in the course.
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Daniel
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x6BibleExplore the stories of Daniel and his friends in this rich and inviting study. The course provides an opportunity to ponder our calling as faithful disciples in troubling times. Additionally, each session begins and ends with a devotional component inviting participants to reflect on what they hear in the text and what the message of the text means for us in our calling to discipleship.
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Hebrews
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x6BibleThe Letter to the Hebrews is one of the more sophisticated new testament writings, with the author connecting the Old Testament passages to the present concerns of the community of faith. This study takes 5 big questions based in the text and challenges participants to explore them thoughtfully together.
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Gensis Leader Kit
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
xx8BibleThe book of Genesis traces our origins from cosmic beginnings through stories preserved from pre-history. Each story provides us with a glimpse of God's intentions, how God acts, and who we are in relationship to God and the rest of creation. In this study, participants will explore early stories of faith and God's promise in the book of Genesis through each session’s big question.
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Mark
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleThe Gospel of Mark is not just good news about Jesus. It reveals, sometimes in surprising and scandalous ways, how Jesus is God's good news to us. This study takes 8 big questions based in the text and challenges participants to explore them thoughtfully together.
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Acts
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleThe Holy Spirit is clearly at work in Acts, pouring out on people from many nations on the day of Pentecost, giving Jesus’ disciples the power to speak boldly, gathering early believers together for worship, and sending out Peter and Paul as missionaries. In this course, participants will examine the beginnings of the church and will find meaningful connections between the early church and the church today.
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Revelations
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleRevelation is a rich book of the Bible to study. God is profoundly concerned with the plight of the world, and faithful even amid the ordeals, tribulations, and plagues of the present and future. God is also exalted in the highest heavens, and brings about a renewed creation. In the end, the promise that Jesus will return is reason for hope, anticipation, and expectation.
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John
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleWhen reading the Gospel of John, we are immediately struck by the poetic quality and the prevalence of imagery and metaphor that is absent from the other Gospels. In this study, participants will explore how the Gospel of John shows us the depth of Jesus relationship to God..
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Luke
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleThe Gospel of Luke invites us to explore the story of Jesus and his mission as God's Chosen One (Messiah). From the joyous accounts of Jesus' birth in a manger in Bethlehem to the stark images of Golgotha to the eye-opening meal at Emmaus, we are invited into a remarkable story. This course invites participants into rich discovery as they explore key stories and events of this Gospel.
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1,2 Corinthians
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleThis study examines the correspondence from the apostle Paul to the early church in Corinth. Paul's letters to this church provided guidance - for persons new to faith as well as those growing in faith - about what it means to be a disciple of Christ. This study examines some of the "big questions" the church faced, and that we still face today.
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1,2 Samuel
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleThe Books of 1 & 2 Samuel provide full of powerful images, engaging characters, and fascinating stories. This study looks at eight big questions based on selected the text and challenges participants to explore them thoughtfully together. This study will provide a high-level overview of this these books, providing a foundation for further individual and group exploration.
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Jeremiah/Lamentations
Bible (Augsburg Fortress Collection)
x8BibleWe encounter many voices in the pages of these books: the prophet Jeremiah, sundry kings, Jeremiah’s enemies, and a people at first defiant and later in excruciating torment. In addition, we hear the voice of God speaking through Jeremiah and Jeremiah’s contemporaries. God, however, does not just speak “back there” and “then.” The living God speaks to us through the Bible, this book of faith. This study looks at how God is revealed to us as one who will not rest until we are at last a people whose hearts and minds are molded to the image and likeness of Jesus.
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Power of a WhisperBill Hybelsxxx4
Christian Living
Using real-life experiences, Hybels reveals the attitudes and actions that helped him hear directly from God when facing challenges. You'll learn how to listen for whispers that determine choices, nudges that rescue us from despair, promptings that spur growth, urgings from others, and inspiration that opens our eyes to the terrible plight of people around the globe. 288 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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SimplifyBill Hybelsxxx4
Christian Living
Competing priorities and constant busy-ness can leave us feeling overwhelmed and overworked. Designed for use by churches and small groups, this 4-session DVD featuring Bill Hybels, offers practical tips and spiritual insights to help you declutter your soul. He encourages you to stop doing what doesn't matter and create a God-first schedule so you can experience purpose, fulfillment, connectedness, and joyful productivity. The Participant's Guide helps participants internalize and apply the lessons taught in the video sessions.
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Just Walk Across the RoomBill Hybelsxxx4EvangelismBill Hybels teaches you to share your story in 100 words. Using Jesus as a model and drawing from his own personal experiences, he equips participants to step out of their comfort zone and share their faith stories with others. A Leader's guide is included inside the DVD case. The participant's guide provides information for each session and between-session study to do on your own.
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Becoming a Contagious ChristianBill Hybelsxxx6EvangelismThis Willow Creek Resources six-session evangelism course for churches and groups of all sizes is designed to equip believers for effective evangelism by showing them how they can share the gospel in a natural and powerful way while being the person God made them to be.
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A Passionate LifeBreen and Kallestadxxx8GeneralA Passionate Life is designed to transform the life of every believer through biblical principles presented in the form of eight simple and memorable shapes. These shapes form a discipleship approach that help each of us gain a greater understanding of what God intends to do in our personal lives, in our church and in the world. It is designed to make life-long learners who will grow together in a counter-cultural lifestyle.
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Secrets of the VineBruce Wilkinsonxxx4GeneralIn this powerful follow-up to his bestseller The Prayer of Jabez, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson explores John 15 to show readers how to make maximum impact for God. Wilkinsondemonstrates how Jesus is the Vine of life, discusses four levels of "fruit-bearing" (doing the good work of God), and reveals three life-changing truths that will lead readers to new joy and effectiveness in His kingdom. Secrets of the Vine opens reader's eyes to the Lord's Hand in their lives and uncovers surprising insights that will point them toward a new path of consequence for God's glory.
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Prayer of JabezBruce WilkinsonxPrayerDo you want to be extravagantly blessed by God? Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for theabundant blessings He longs to give you? Let Bruce Wilkinson help you discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God's favor, power and protection. You'll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind and break through to the life you were meant to live.
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A Grief ObservedC.S. LewisxGeneralIn April 1956, Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Lewis found himself alone and inconsolable. This is the unflinching account of how a stalwart believer lost his sense of bearings in the "mad midnight moment" of grief. Loss of a Spouse.
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Mere ChristianityC.S. LewisxGeneralArguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.
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MiraclesC.S. LewisxGeneralIf there is a God, how does he interact with his creation? In perhaps Lewis's most philosophical work, he systematically dismantles the worldviews of naturalism and deism, citing the incarnation as the springboard for both Old and New Creation miracles. Hand this book to a skeptic and see where it leads. 304 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
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Screwtape LettersC.S. LewisxGeneralWormwood, a demon apprentice, must secure the damnation of a young man who's just become a Christian. He seeks the advice of an experienced devil, his uncle Screwtape. Their correspondence offers invaluable---and often humorous---insights on temptation, pride, and the ultimate victory of faith over evil forces. 160 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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The Abolition of ManC.S. LewisxGeneralIs education primarily about reading and writing, or should it also strive to develop morality? In his inimitable and eloquent style, Lewis offers three essays that reflect on society and nature and seek to persuade readers of the necessity of instilling within our students universal values such as honor and courage. As relevant today as when it was first published 60 years ago. 113 pages, softcover from HarperSanFrancisco.
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The Great DivorceC.S. LewisxGeneralLewis's highly influential fantasy about heaven and hell. In Grey Town the inhabitants keep moving farther apart because of their quarrels, while in the Country, sunrise always seems a moment away. Heaven is real and the redeemed quite solid, while hell is minuscule and the damned insubstantial. 160 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
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The Problem of PainC.S. LewisxGeneral"Lewis knows both the dilemmas of doubt and the dilemmas of belief. But one finds an intelligent awareness of the great sources---not merely Hooker, Law, and MacDonald, but Aristotle, Aquinas, and Augustine. The average person will find Lewis helps him come to grips with distressing facts,"---New York Herald Tribune. 176 pages, softcover. HarperOne.
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The Weight of GloryC.S. LewisxGeneralNine sermons and addresses delivered by Lewis during World War II, including "Transposition," "On Forgiveness," "Why I Am Not a Pacifist," "Learning in War-Time," and his most famous, "The Weight of Glory." "These display color, power, and profound thinking,"---Evangelical Beacon. 192 pages, softcover. Zondervan.
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Diet Disciple and DiscipleshipCarol Showalterx
Health&Wellness
The best way to know the heart of the 3D program, is to know the heart of the woman who took it national and has guided its development ever since. Writing with transparent and endearing honesty, Carol Showalter, the wife of a prominent Presbyterian minister in upstate New York, tells of fighting (and mostly losing) the battle against excess weight all her life. In 1972, she was about to enroll (again) in a well-known secular diet program that was meeting in her church, when she was arrested by a Sunday school poster of a happy face, with a slogan, "Smile, God has the answer!" She could not get it out of her mind. And when she prayed about it, she found He did have the answer. Today, there are nearly one million graduates of the 12-week program, 3D, many of whom have had their lives wonderfully changed, as they discovered that God would meet them, wherever thay were at and would heal them, often through others who shared their struggles. That revelation—and how much more time He desired her to spend in prayer with Him, conferring with Him on everything— changed her whole way of looking at things, and her life.
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Courageous Living Bible StudyCat, Kendrickxx4MenA dynamic four-week small group Bible study leader kit based on the bold fatherhood and family principles featured in the film Courageous (from the makers of Fireproof); includes one 64-page member book and a DVD-ROM featuringCourageous film clips to support each lesson. In addition, there are a number of printable leader helps to assist in preparation for teaching each lesson. The Courageous Living Bible Study Leader Kit will help facilitate leading men toward living more courageously in four key areas:
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The Love Dare Bible StudyCatt, Kenrickxxx8MarriageDiscover the #1 best-selling devotional seen in the hit movie Fireproof! Featuring a new preface from the Kendrick brothers and real-life reader testimonies, this updated 40-day guide is designed to steer you away from a painful breakup---and back to your spouse. Includes Scripture, a practical daily challenge, journaling space, and a progress checklist. 256 pages, softcover from B&H.
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Overcoming Emotions that DestroyChip Ingramxxx5
Christian Living
Anger is expressed in many forms. Some people erupt in volcanic explosions, others bottle their anger and are left with depression and physical ailments, while others leak their anger in a passive aggressive style with harsh words and sarcasm. This series will help you identify how you handle your anger and give you practical biblical tools to express anger appropriatley and deal with those who express their anger toward you.
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Balancing Life's DemandsChip Ingramxx10
Christian Living
Are you busy, tired, stressed out, and stretched to the limit? Does life seem a little out of control? Are you running long on "to do's" and short on time? In Balancing Life's Demands you will learn how to put "first things first" and find peace in the midst of pressure and adversity. No cliches or quick fixes, just practical biblical insights to help you order your personal world. Kit includes 2 DVDs with 10 Video Sessions and 1 Study Guide.
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The Genius of GenerosityChip Ingramxx4FinancesThe "secrets" to being financially savvy are all around us. Just go to your local bookstore to read all the books written on finances, or turn on the television or computer to see wise tips from financial experts. So the question is, what is so genius about generosity? After all, our world celebrates people who have learned how to have it all...not those who have learned to give it all away!
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Effective Parenting in a Defective WorldChip Ingramxxx9ParentingRaising children is a tough challenge in today's world---especially when they face constant pressure from their peers and culture. Packed with practical advice and Chip Ingram's own experiences, these nine sessions will give you a vision for your children's future, a new understanding of God's principles for child-rearing, and life-changing help for today! Includes study guide. Three DVDs, approx. 5 hours total.
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The Easter ExperienceCity on a Hillxx6BibleThe Easter Experience is a unique, DVD-driven study which brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching. The participant's guide to The Easter Experience small group DVD follows the six 20-minute episodes, providing additional information, discovery questions, and tips for helping your small group grow spiritually and bond with each other as well as with the eternal message of Easter.
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Parenting Teens with Love and LogicCline and FayxxParentingParenting Teens with Love and Logic, from the duo who wrote Parenting with Love and Logic, empowers parents with the skills necessary to set limits, teach important skills, and encourage decision-making in their teenagers.
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BoundariesCloud and Townsendxx
Christian Living
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us, mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts, emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own.
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Soul DetoxCraig Groeschelxxx5
Christian Living
Our culture unknowingly ingests regular doses of spiritual toxins that assault our relationship with God. This five-session video-based study with participant's guide, shines light on the dark influences, emotions, and behaviors to empower Christians to live pure lives and grow closer to God. Through concise teaching and honest humor, Soul Detox provides a source of inspiration and encouragement for a faith-filled lifestyle that will keep you free from spiritual toxins. The participant's guide provides individual and group activities, between-session personal studies, quotes, assessments, and additional background material that will enhance your experience of the video sessions.
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Altar EgoCraig Groeschelxxx6
Christian Living
This inspiring six-week church campaign will unite your congregation to abandon self-worth based on accomplishments and possessions, and turn instead to the eyes of God for definition. Six video sessions expand on the teaching from Craig Groeschel’s book of the same name with lessons that are challenging and full of grace. The study guide provides teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible study, and between-session activities.
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The Christian AtheistCraig Groeschelxxx6
Christian Living
Do you believe in God but live as if he didn't exist? You could be a Christian atheist. Sharing his personal journey from lackluster childhood faith to his calling as a pastor, Groeschel reveals the different ways he experienced Christian atheism---and helps you avoid similar pitfalls so you can live a Christ-filled life! 256 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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The Christian AthiestCraig Groeschelxxx6GeneralDo you believe in God but live as if he didn't exist? You could be a Christian atheist. Sharing his personal journey from lackluster childhood faith to his calling as a pastor, Groeschel reveals the different ways he experienced Christian atheism---and helps you avoid similar pitfalls so you can live a Christ-filled life! 256 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
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FightCraig Groeschelxxx5MenIn Fight, a five-session, video-based small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel explores the life of Samson, helping you uncover who you really are—a man created with a warrior’s heart in the image of God—and how to stand up and fight for what’s right
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Sacred RomanceCurtis and EldredgexxGeneralOur God is not distant deity, but a passionate, loving Father. Because of his love he has often wooed us with a life filled with unparalleled beauty, intriguing relationship and wonderful adventure. But we often reject his advances in order to pursue our careers, find self-fulfillment and seek after any number of lovers who are far less wild. In this bestselling Book and Workbook pack, John Eldredge and BrentCurtis challenge us to let go of these "less-wild lovers" so that we can begin the journey back to the passionate lover of our souls. Don't miss this opportunity to return to the intimacy, beauty and adventure of life with God.
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Becoming a Woman of PurposeCynthia HealdxWomenWomen around the world have been motivated and inspired to become more godly through Cynthia Heald's classic studies.Challenging insights from classical thinkers and writers, along with Cynthia's own reflections plus questions on key verses from Scripture combine to provide a solid foundation of biblical principles. Now updated for a new generation of women, Becoming a Woman of Purpose explores the goals and successes that leave women feeling unsatisfied, and gives a better understanding of God's purpose for your life—to love and serve Him.
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Making Sense of ScriptureDavid LosexGeneralIn Making Sense of Scripture, David Lose invites the reader to engage in a conversation, one that he imagines discussing around his kitchen table, about seven major questions of the Bible. More than a standard biblical reference book, Making Sense of Scripture is a dialogue that encourages readers to bring their questions or doubts to the table when reading Scripture. During this conversation, there are different opportunities for the reader to interact with the Bible, ultimately leaving room for personal transformation of the heart and mind.
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Making Sense of the Christian FaithDavid LosexGeneralMaking Sense of the Christian Faith is an exciting and inviting exploration of the major theological doctrines of the Christian faith in the order of the biblical story. Written as a conversation in order to invite you to "jump into" the conversation, the text stimulates the reader's thinking instead of attempting to persuade a particular point of view. The book is written as a single narrative that anyone can read with great enjoyment and satisfaction. Topics include Theology, Creation, Sin, Covenant Law, Community, Incarnation, Atonement, Church and Holy Spirit, and Eschatology.
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Making Sense of the CrossDavid LosexGeneralThe 3rd book in the Making Sense Series, Making Sense of the Cross, gives you the opportunity to ‘listen in’ on a conversation with two people having an open and candid conversation and discussion about the cross. One of the voices knows a little more and assumes the role of teacher or coach, someone who has had the time and opportunity to study the faith in some depth. The second voice assumes the role of someone who is curious and knows a little bit about the faith but brings a lot of questions.
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Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous ManhoodDennis Raineyxxx10MenIn this 10-session video series, Dennis Rainey calls men to boldly forge into courageous manhood. Stepping Up ™ defines courage throughout the five stages of manhood and commissions men to honestly evaluate where they stand in their duties of masculinity. Rainey then prepares men to bravely master their life purpose by developing a strategic plan and establishing a winning vision. Include in this kit are:
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Cost of DiscipleshipDietrich BonhoefferxGeneralThe Cost of Discipleship compels the reader to face himself and God in any situation. Bonhoeffer speaks of "Cheap Grace": preaching forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. "Cheap Grace" is grace without discipleship. "Costly Grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. "It's costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life."
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Life TogetherDietrich BonhoefferxGeneralAfter his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. In his book Life Together we learn of Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience within Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Togetherserves as bread to all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
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A Women After God's Own HeartElizabeth GeorgexxWomenThis very popular selection for personal and group study is filled with rich advice, spiritual wisdom, and practical applications. With passion and personality, Elizabeth George shares how a woman can follow God and seek His heart in every area of her life including her husband, her children, her home, her walk with the Lord, and her ministry. There is peace and purpose for the woman who prepares her heart and mind to embrace God's plan every day. This new look complements other bestselling titles by Elizabeth George.
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Love and RespectEmerson EggerichsxxMarriageWhat's the secret to a successful marriage? Unconditional respect for him and unconditional love for her, says Eggerichs. Drawing from Ephesians 5:33, his breakthrough bestseller and workbook will help you and your spouse achieve a deeper level of intimacy by stopping the crazy cycle of conflict, initiating energizing change, and enjoying renewed passion. Hardcover book; Paperback workbook.
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Forgotten GodFrancis Chanxxx7GeneralToday's church admires the gift of the Holy Spirit, but have we neglected to open it? Francis Chan tears away the wrapping paper and ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community's true power for witness and service.
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Crazy LoveFrancis Chanxxx10GeneralDid you know that God is crazy about you? Here Francis Chan shows you how to respond to that love with a selfless, Christlike life! Coordinating with his bestseller, this insightful 10-week curriculum is perfect for individual or small-group study. The DVD features ten 10-minute in-depth teaching sessions with discussion questions, and more. The 192-page softcover workbook includes a leader's guide.
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MulitplyFrancis Chandxup to 24EvangelismMultiply: Disciples Making Disciples, Francis Chan and Mark Beuving show you how the joy of living your life with Christ in front of others can be restored. You'll discover the confidence and encouragement you need to step out in faith and make disciples out of the people that God has placed in your life.Multiplyoffers 24 sessions of discipleship mentoring material designed for small-group use.
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The Five Love LanguagesGary ChapmanxMarriageAffirming words, quality time, giving gifts, serving, physical touching---these five special ways of "speaking" will get your new marriage off to a great start or enhance the emotional climate of a long-standing one! Dr. Gary Chapman explains the purpose of each "language" and shows you how to identify the one that is most meaningful to your spouse. Approx. 65 minutes.
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The Five Love Languages of Children
Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell
xParentingAre you expressing your love in a way your child understands? Chapman and Campbell help you discover your child's unique communication style, so you can better meet his or her deepest emotional needs. From quality time to physical touch, these five "love languages" hold the key to your child's development and success. 224 pages, softcover from Northfield.
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Sacred MarriageGary L Thomasxxx6MarriageWhat if God designed marriage to make us holy and not just happy? In this study pack which includes a 6-session DVD and one participant's guide, Gary Thomas helps you understand the Lord's intention for matrimony. Discover how respecting your partner, forgiving and accepting forgiveness, engaging in intimacy, and building a history with your spouse can release the nature of Christ in your life. A Leader's guide can be found in the DVD case.
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The God QuestionsHal Seed and Dan GriderxxGeneralPastor Bob's Sermon Series on DVD. Book: How do I know that God is real? Is the Bible really the Word of God, or is it just an ancient book? Why are Christians so exclusive? Is there really only one way to heaven? All of these are tough questions, but in The God Questions, they are addressed head on with hard-hitting facts that tell the truth. The God Questions gives brief, simple, and easy to understand answers to the eight key questions everyone asks about Christianity. Divided in 40 short, readable chapters, this book will help you understand God and the universe He created.
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Buyers, Renters, and FreeloadersHarleyxMarriageSingles, find your lifelong love! The best-selling author of His Needs, Her Needs tackles your concerns as a single Christian, helping you recognize various styles and stages of commitment. Offering expert advice and tested tools, Harley helps you measure your "romantic relationship attitude," and suggests guidelines for growing into---and maintaining---"buyer" behavior.
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Keeping you CovenantHomebuildersx4MarriageThe HomeBuilders Couples Series is designed to strengthen marriages and develop supportive relationships with other couples. Whether you've been married for years or are newly married, this series will help you and your spouse discover timeless principles from God's Word that you can apply to your marriage.
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When God's People PrayJim Cymbalaxx6PrayerPrayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. In this DVD, Jim Cymbala, pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you and your small group truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. This wonderful teaching on the transforming power of prayer is divided into six sessions of approximately 15 minutes each. The kit includes a DVD with a Leader's Guide and a Participant's guide. The guide includes questions to think about, session outlines with room for note-taking, discussion questions, Bible studies, and a prayer journal. DVD Features:
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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldJoanna Weaverxxx10WomenIn this ten-session DVD with accompanying participant's guide, Joanna Weaver walks with us through the truths of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World and into a deeper devotion to God. Thoughtful, practical, and encouraging, the study takes a look at contrasting sisters of the Bible, inviting us to recognize the "Mary" and Martha" in each of us. Each video session is approx. 20 minutes in length.
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Life@WorkJohn C. Maxwellxx
Christian Living
People of faith need to be comfortable and intentional in two worlds-the world of the kingdom and the world of the commercial-blending and balancing their roles in each. Authors John C. Maxwell, Stephen Graves, and Thomas Addington identify the basic tools followers of Jesus should always have in their work toolbox: Calling, Serving, Character, and Skill.
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EpicJohn Eldredgexxx4GeneralEpic invites us to revisit the drama of life, viewing God not only as the author but also as the lead actor and exploring His motives and His heart. As Eldredge retells the gospel in four acts, he examines the power of story, the universal longing for a "plot" that makes sense deep inside us, our desire for a meaningful role to play, our love of books and movies, and how all of this points to the gospel itself.
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The Life You've Always WantedJohn Ortbergxxx6GeneralBased on John Ortberg's ECPA bestseller on the spiritual disciplines, this DVD/participant guide set helps group participants gain the skills essential to "running the marathon" in the Christian life: slowing down, celebrating joy, practicing prayer, studying Scripture, and trusting God. The DVD has six sessions, each approx. 15 minutes in duration. The participant's guide is filled with insights, discussion questions, and applications to assist you as you integrate the spiritual disciplines into your life.
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Seven Questions that Rattle in the Minds of Most MenJohn Woodallxx7Men(7) is a small group experience that enables you to explore God's design for manhood by tackling seven questions that rattle in the minds of most menquestions like What's my story? Who can I trust? and What about women?
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Return to the Garden: Embracing God's Design for SexualityKay Arthurxx6WomenDaily we're confronted with messages that say, subtly and not so subtly, "Sex sizzles." "Sex outside of marriage is OK." "Everybody's doing it." How's a woman to live? Kay Arthur's Return to the Garden: Embracing God's Design for Sexualityis an interactive six-session Bible study with straightforward lessons from Scripture focusing on love, sex in marriage, purity, modesty, and examples of how men and women should relate to each other.
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FightKenny Luckxxx6MenGet ready for the fight of your life! In this third book of the God's Man series, Kenny Luck issues a challenge to men to engage in the spiritual battle raging around them. Too many men fall prey to Satan's schemes and go down in flames, as their marriages, careers and ministries go down with them. In Fight Luck gives you strategic "intel" into how the Enemy operates so you can be aware and ready to defend yourself. Open your eyes to the movements of the Enemy and learn to fight victoriously!
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The Love Dare fro ParentsKenrickxxParentingThe Love Dare for Parents applies the same technique used in the popular marriage book, The Love Dare, to parenting, challenging parents to understand, practice, and communicate life-changing Christ-like love to their children. During each of the 40 day journey, parents are given a key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle about love that applies to parenting, and a specific challenge for the parent to do that is done for the sake of their child. You'll also find journaling space for your reflections and a FREE parenting assessment tool is available online.
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Making the Most of MarriageKevin Lemanxx7MarriageStrengthen your congregation by building stronger husband-wife relationships with this practical curriculum for couples from renowned Christian psychologist Kevin Leman. Featuring seven 25-minute lessons on DVD, this family-focused seminar also includes three audio CDs of the complete series, a 32-page workbook, a facilitator's guide, an instruction guide, and a promotional kit for getting the word out.
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