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Whispers...Poetry That Breaks the Silence
Whispers are all around us, found in: nature, other people, love and heartache, our own thoughts, and in the Word. Whispers can change or destroy our lives forever--if we let them.
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The Comfort of the Shepherd: Parable Prayer and Meditation
esus's Parable Series, Vol. 2 Barbara Garro returns with Vol. 2 of her popular series with study guides and meditations on the Parables of Jesus. She makes the New Testament come alive using St. Anthony's style of writing for all to understand and grow spiritually. Families and Bible study groups will again enjoy her key to the words of the Master in this discussion- friendly format. ISBN 978-1-61386-0 Bible Study, Inspiration, Christianity
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The Genesis One Code
Were the heavens and the earth created 6,000 years ago, as the Bible suggests? Or did the universe expand into existence nearly 14 billion years ago from a spontaneous "Big Bang"? Both dates cannot be right - or can they? Imagine that there were some medieval manuscripts, written eight hundred years ago, that could help us decipher Genesis to pinpoint exactly when the universe began, as identified by our most up-to-date cosmological theories. Further, suppose that these same manuscripts could ... more info>>
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@ Home for the Holidays
Sitting by the fireside, humming carols and knitting mittens ... not! For these stay-at-home moms, the weeks before Christmas are anything but mellow. How can you balance housework, home crises and the husband without losing your mind? Plug in your laptop! Meet Dulcie, Zelia, Jocelyn, Rosalyn, Veronica and the rest of the women of SAHM I Am. An e-mail loop of stay-at-home moms, they've seen each other through months of domestic drama: babies who won't come, bills that won't leave, kids who won't... more info>>
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1 Samuel: Looking for a Leader
What kind of leaders should you follow? What kind of leader should you be? And what does God have to do with it? This perceptive Preaching the Word commentary on 1 Samuel explores God's solution to ancient Israel's leadership crisis while offering scriptural discernment for leaders and followers today.
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101 Soul Bytes: A Lighthearted Look at 101 Random Subjects
This fun spiritual book will inform, entertain and inspire you all at once. There are 101 subjects, one per page, with subjects as diverse as aliens, soulmates, shopping malls and telepathy. You'll learn something, you'll smile, and your day will be brighter for having read this little book.
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20 (Surprisingly Simple) Rules and Tools to a Great Marriage
If you are finding that the urgent is often upstaging the important in your life and marriage, this book is for you. Its proven ideas will help you invest in your marriage through short, effective steps that have stood the test of time.
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21 Bridges to the 21st Century: The Future of Pastoral Ministry
The past five decades have altered the role of the churches. The third millennium will bring an even more radically different context for ministry. How the parish minister meets the challenge of that change is the subject of this latest book by best-selling author Lyle E. Schaller. Schaller makes the statistics speak by discussing four dozen factors that will provide challenges and opportunities in the next millennium. These include the emergence of thousands of new independent congregations, ec... more info>>
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365 Affirmations for Hopeful Living
Daily meditations that offer comfort and spiritual guidance for those who seek God's healing presence. Each uplifting message begins with Scripture and ends with an affirmation for reflection and prayer, encouraging deep self-examination on topics such as relationships, courage, trust, self-acceptance, fear, change, and love.
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365 Days of Spiritual Growth: Through Scripture, Meditation, and Practice
This devotional resource guides you on a year's journey during which you will find specific direction for becoming a more disciplined, faithful disciple of Christ. Each daily reading begins with a statement of the day's central idea to focus your mind, followed by the passage of Scripture that inspired the central idea. After this comes a brief meditation, and an exercise to help you apply the main idea during the day.
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365 Meditations for Couples
This eBook offers a year's worth of short, daily devotional readings written specifically for couples. Designed primarily for married couples of all ages, the meditations are brief enought to be read in just a few minutes, yet detailed enough to spark meaningful conversation. Each day's meditation includes a focus Scripture verse from a mix of translations, including NIV, and NRSV, a brief reading, a prayer, and a "Talk it Over" feature that includes questions to discuss and/or ideas to try.
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365 Meditations for Women by Women
This eBook offers a year's worth of daily devotional readings from twelve different women of faith. This eBook is for women of all ages. Each day's reading includes a focus Scripture verse from a mix of translations, a brief reflection, and a prayer.
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365 Meditations for Young Adults
This book offers a year's worth of short daily devotional readings written specifically for today's young adults. Though this is a diverse group with a variety of needs and interests, they are sojourners together on a common journey--one that includes many similar experiences, stages, and transitions that each of them has been through, is currently going through, or will go through at some time in the future. The young adult years are a time of change and challenge, a time of seeking and searchi... more info>>
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44 Questions for Church Planters
44 Questions for Church Planters looks into the question "Why start new churches?" and shows how to reverse the decline of new church development. Author Lyle E. Schaller offers tested advice based on more than thirty years of working with leaders responsible for developing new churches.
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44 Questions for Self-Appraisal
Churches don't sit still; they are either planning for the future or wishing for the past. Yet, even when setting about to discern the future into which the Spirit is leading, how does a congregation map its way? How does it understand its strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and limitations, gifts and graces? In 44 Questions for Congregational Self-Appraisal, Lyle E. Schaller directs the reader to the crucial questions a church must ask itself if it is to understand its mission ... more info>>
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44 Steps Up Off the Plateau
Lyle E. Schaller defines a "plateau" as a stagnant holding point in the size and energy of a congregation -- a level at which energy is focused entirely on maintenance of past structures. He shows how to move an established congregation up off a plateau. The three most important steps up off the plateau are quality, responsiveness, and productivity. This important guide by America's most influential religious leader also contains 44 handles to organize information.
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44 Ways to Expand the Financial Base of Your Church
Here is a treasury of 44 proven-effective stewardship ideas by the man Leadership magazine calls "America's foremost authority on the dynamics of church life." "When all is said and done," says Lyle E. Schaller, "there are only two good reasons why anyone should be asked to contribute money to the church. The first is to help promote the giver's spiritual growth... The second reason is even simpler. Christian discipleship is Christian stewardship. How could it be anything else? Ho... more info>>
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44 Ways to Expand the Teaching Ministry of Your Church
Helps church leaders challenge the status quo, identify priorities, and implement change in educational ministries. Schaller takes an approach contrary to that often recommended by educators. He shows how to identify the priorities for the Christian education program in any church. You will find helpful tips that explain how teaching is the second best way, after preaching, to attract new members; how the teaching ministry is the best way to reach young adults born after 1955; how... more info>>
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44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance
Are you still suffering over the sight of empty pews? Have your efforts been more than exhaustive in expanding your congregation? Have you maximized your brainstorming potential for bringing in new members? If you have reached what appears to be your limit, then no longer fret, 44 Ways to Increase Church Attendance can open the doors of both your church and mind. With proven techniques for building a body for Christ, church leaders can increase their membership and then free themse... more info>>
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44 Ways to Revitalize the Women's Organization
In 44 Ways to Revitalize the Women's Organization, Schaller offers hundreds of practical insights and fresh ideas to promote growth and vitality in women's fellowhips of all kinds and sizes. He provides thought-provoking questions to ponder and examines many crucial elements of women's fellowhips -- such as organizational policies, group size and program mix. Schaller affirms the exceptional value of women's fellowhips and the vital contribution they can make to the church, to th... more info>>
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50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times
A book of prayer helps and exercises designed to invite readers into new ways of being with God. Intended for all of us who thought we knew only one way to pray, the book presents a wide variety of prayer types, gleaned from centuries-old practices of Christian spiritual leaders and mystics, and updated for easy use by modern readers. Each of the 50 exercises includes step-by-step instructions; some background, introduction, and information on potential questions modern users might have; and a g... more info>>
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56 Devotions on Short Notice
This resource is designed especially for people who are asked, on short notice, to lead a brief devotional or worship service. It's also an excellent way for worship leaders, teachers, and program leaders to be prepared for sudden changes in their plans.
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A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia
This book serves as a simple and practical companion to The Chronicles of Narnia for those who want to discover its biblical and Christian roots. This book will help them quickly locate references to familiar passages of Scripture and encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of C. S. Lewis's masterpiece, as well as the Word of God itself.
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A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer
This book invites readers to turn from the dulling effects of food and other appetites and to express through the biblical practice of fasting their desire for God.
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A Moment with God for Volunteers
Building upon the popularity of the A Moment with God series, these next two titles, A Moment with God for Volunteers and A Moment with God for Those Who Grieve, provide 58 prayers appropriate for their audience. Most importantly for today's busy lifestyles, each prayer is short enough to be read in only a couple of minutes. The inclusion of a Scripture passage for every prayer makes these books suitable for use in both personal and group devotion.
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