Is hypocrisy eroding your trust in relationships, the church, or even yourself?
We long to know there is a God – and, yes, a community – who is big enough to accept us for who we are and loving enough not to leave us that way. Imagine how our relationships and witness would change if Christians everywhere began to live in a more authentic manner.
Freedom begins when you stop hiding. Honesty with God will transform your life.
Throughout the Bible, we find heroes of the faith who lived with daring, messy honesty before God and others–their example is worth emulating. Honest to God is a practical and riveting study of biblical honesty.
Follow next generation author, Josh Weidmann, as he takes the reader on a journey toward true Christian authenticity. Both biblical and contemporary examples will give you practical principles and tools for self-examination that … Read More »
The content in this short e-book is excerpted from The Road Trip that Changed the World, by Mark Sayers. The book examines the influence of Jack Kerouac on western culture and the Church from a Christian perspective.
We live in a culture of the road-restless for adventure, glorifying experience, seeing life as a journey. Dissatisfied with where we are, we are constantly on the move to redefine our sense of home.
Why do we see the world like this? How did we come to believe that our best chance of finding home is to be constantly moving?
Jack Kerouac was one of America’s original proponents of the culture of the road, documenting his famous road trip across America in his classic work, On the Road. The standards he set forth in that book have influenced the Western culture and church, to the point where we still read his book, echo his philosophies, and make movies in the … Read More »
Don’t let your twenties just happen.
We all have an internal alarm clock that goes off when we’re about to make a bad decision. Some of us spend our 20’s hitting the snooze button.What kind of career should I pursue? Can I know God’s will for my life? Should I marry? What if I blow it?
By taking a look at 9 common, everyday mistakes, which most of us have an opportunity to make on a regular basis, Steve Farrar speaks with wisdom and wit in this short book that serves as a wake up call we should all take.
From starting our 20’s on the wrong foot to neglecting our own gifts and strengths, and from isolating ourselves from real community to ignoring God’s purpose for our lives, How to Ruin Your Life by 30 will help navigate these treacherous waters we call adulthood.
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Does having 500 friends online mean we’re not lonely? Are we seeking out friendships of depth or of convenience? Where is God in social media?
We are all connected. To each other, to our devices, to our networks, to everything… The world of social media has turned the rest of our worlds upside down.
Take a three day social media fast to DETOX, DECIDE, and DISCERN about the role of the internet in your life.
Can you disconnect for three days to assess the situation in your own life? This short book is split into three sections to help you DETOX, DISCERN, and DECIDE what role social media should have in your life. Unfriend Yourself will help you think critically, biblically, and practically from a Christian perspective about the merits and ramifications of our social media culture.
Unfriend yourself for the weekend and think about it. … Read More »
How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child?
For good or for ill, individual moments in a young person’s life can make all the difference in their future. It may be something said or done by an adult who hardly thinks about it: a hug, a compliment, an intriguing question, a sincere applause.68 Stories That Will Inspire You to Bless a Child’s Life
But in that moment, the child discovers who they are, what is important to them, why they matter, and sometimes even what their destiny will be. Most of us want to help encourage and build into this next generation, most of us see the need all around, but we just have no idea where to begin.
Now, with this book, you know where to begin and you know that it only takes Just a … Read More »
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 … Read More »
There are books on how to worship God with our marriages, our money, and our sex lives. Books on how to “think biblically” about movies, television, and the arts. Books on how to vote Christianly and how not to vote Christianly.
But there is little thoughtful, Christ-centered writing on the subject that drives most of men’s banter with each other and consumes the bulk of their free time: sports.
Written in the vein of Rick Reilly (Sports Illustrated), Chuck Klosterman (Spin, Esquire), and David Foster Wallace (A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again), The Reason for Sports will both entertain and shed light on some of today’s most pertinent sports issues (race, drugs, hero worship, and more) all through a biblical lens.
This is not your normal sports book. Nor is it your normal Christian book. Here’s to some abnormal reading then … Read More »