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Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions
This popular-level theology book introduces the person and work of Christ to those who are seeking answers to some of their most basic--and pivotal--questions.
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Visual Leadership: The Church Leader as Imagesmith
Designed for group or individual use, this book on Christian spirituality is based on the wise sayings of the Desert Saints of the third and fourth centuries. Each of the chapters begins with a short collection of sayings organized around a particular theme (prayer, temptation, charity, self-control, endurance, simplicity, silence, and solitude). Then follows a short exposition of the theme, points to consider, a poetic meditation, related scriptural texts, and questions. An introduction to the ... more info>>
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Waking to God's Dream: Spiritual Leadership and Church Renewal
The demands of congregational ministry are many, the rewards sometimes seem few, and burnout becomes a real possibility. Small wonder, then, that churches become stuck in a state of arrested spiritual development. When the pastor is functioning in a survival or maintenance mode, the church's vitality is often the first casualty. Yet Wills's own experience demonstrates that churches can turn around; the wind of the Spirit can be felt anew. This happens when the congregation is infected by the vis... more info>>
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Welcome to... the Fifth Dimension!  Your guide to the incoming loving spiritual energy
As change accelerates on Earth, it is reassuring to learn about the new peaceful, loving energies that are all around us. Lorraine has channeled the messages from highly evolved spiritual teachers whose mission it is to help humanity embrace the incoming fifth dimension. She has added her own unique mix of practical tips and humour that will leave you full of hope for yourself, humanity and the fate of planet Earth.
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What Have We Learned?: Lessons for the Church in the Twenty-first Century
Declaring himself an unabashed optimist, Lyle E. Schaller looks back at four decades of observing religious life in North America and concludes that the church has far more reason for hope than for worry as it charts its course into the next forty years. Acknowledging that the roles of parish pastors and leaders have become increasingly complex, he also points out that these leaders can be far better equipped to contribute to congregational vitality and growth than were their pre... more info>>
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What Is a Healthy Church Member?
For Christians, playing an active part in the local church is not optional. God intends for every believer to contribute to the mission of the local church and experience profound spiritual growth as a result. This book shows church members, pastors, and church leaders what a healthy church member looks like.
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What Jesus Demands from the World
In What Jesus Demands from the World, John Piper has gathered many of Jesus' demands from the four Gospels. He begins with an introduction that puts the demands in a redemptive-historical context, then concisely examines each demand. The result is an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as meditative meat for veteran believers who want to know Jesus better.
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What's Wrong With Same-Sex Marriage
Two trusted authors explain what the Bible says about homosexuality and marriage--that homosexuality is wrong and marriage is for one man and one woman. The authors call for a loving, organized response to same-sex marriage.
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Where Love Is Needed [Book 3 of the Karen and Melanie Series]
Melanie Honeywell comes from a large family and looks forward to the adoption of a child by her aunt and uncle. But Samantha arrives, not as a tiny infant, but as an obnoxious teen-ager. Worse! Samantha will attend their brand new Christian school and be in the same classes as Melanie. Melanie's best friend Karen Aimee accepts Samantha. Melanie wonders if this is the end of the friendship she's had with Karen since they shared a playpen. Samantha has ruined everything. It seems to be her special... more info>>
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Winning on Purpose: How to Organize Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission
Do you really want the mission to succeed? Are you prepared to live within clear boundaries? Are you ready to align yourself with a greater purpose? Do you have what it takes? Winning on Purpose offers leaders a way to organize congregations for success by creating structures that enable church life and health. As a comprehensive and powerful application of the biblical call to mission, Winning on Purpose sets forth the Accountable Leadership strategy. This model of leadership brings together st... more info>>
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Wisdom and Eloquence: A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learnings
To succeed in the world today, students need an education that equips them to recognize current trends, to be creative and flexible to respond to changing circumstances, to demonstrate sound judgment to work for society's good, and to gain the ability to communicate persuasively. This book argues for returning to the classical liberal arts educational system so that students are prepared for lifelong learning.
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Wisdom of the Rishis: The Three Upanishads
The Upanishads represent the high watermark not only of Hindu philosophy but of spiritual literature anywhere in the world. These marvellous discourses and dialogues between self-realised seers, known as Rishis, and one or more disciples, contain powerful and eloquent statements regarding the ultimate reality in its multifarious facets. They have been well described as providing an "ecstatic slide show of reality, a privileged glimpse of the unitive vision in which all thing are one in a world a... more info>>
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With God in Crucible: Preaching Costly Discipleship
Often the church is accused of being so embedded in the culture that effective prophecy leveled at the culture is impossible. But this book illustrates that here is a time and a place where the church community was faithful to its mission as the body of Christ: church leaders led, people lifted high the cross, and marched into the uncertainty that still prevails. Here is a time and place where the call to risky discipleship was answered not with whimpers, whines, and excuses, but with the power ... more info>>
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Women as Pastors
Women in ministry--the call, the opposition, the successes, the failures, the limitations, the effect on their families--it's all here in these encouraging, sometimes touching testimonials from women who are now experiencing life in the ministry. Each story stands alone in its impact and implications; each is a success story affirming the role of women as effective pastors and challenging others to follow their example.
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Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
This book focuses on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author--a pastor and noted songwriter--skillfully instructs fellow pastors, musicians, and worship leaders to root corporate worship in unchanging scriptural principles rather than divisive cultural trends.
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Wrecked: What God Can Do When Things Crash and Burn
We all feel the crash and burn of this broken world at some point in our lives, whether from situations out of our control, from paths that we've chosen, or even as a result of our obedience to God. Ryan Dobson and Toben Heim have been there--they know what it is to be wrecked by bad choices and uninvited circumstances. But they also know that being wrecked is not the end of the story. They have seen firsthand how God can take the mangled pieces of our lives and transform them into something bey... more info>>
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You Can Soar Like an Eagle
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV) The eagle is a majestic bird that represents inspiration and courage. According to my research, it is the only bird that will not try to avoid a storm. Though eagles don't seek out a storm, when one occurs, they hang on until they can soar above it. It occurs to me that some people are like eagles. It isn't that they ha... more info>>
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You Only Have to Die: Leading Your Congregation to New Life
A moving testimony to how a church can experience rebirth by discerning it core mission. The key to becoming a Spirit-energized, people-loving, life-giving, community-transforming congregation, says James A. Harnish, is really very simple. All you have to do is be willing to die. This eBook describes how God calls each congregation to a specific mission, how God grants discernment to understand what that mission is, and how God enables the congregation to die to its entrenched attitudes and beha... more info>>
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Yuletide Homecoming
"I Need To Talk To You." Sarah Westerveld had been waiting years to hear those words from her estranged father. But now that he had finally summoned her home at holiday time, his fragile health rendered him unable to speak. What had he wanted to tell her? Sarah's deepest desire was to be forgiven for the past. Yet part of that past--and the future she dreamed of--included her father's sworn enemy, darkly handsome Logan Carleton. A man who knew that when Sarah made things right with her heavenly... more info>>
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