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Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition

FOR ALL TIMES

A new study Bible for today with a 30-year pedigree, the third edition of the Life Application Study Bible is celebrated, complete, and connected to today’s challenges and questions.

 

Celebrated

First published in 1988, it has touched the lives of more than 20 million people and is the bestselling study Bible in the world.

Complete

It is the most complete single volume Bible ever compiled, with more than 10,000 newly updated and expanded notes, charts, maps, timelines, profiles and more.

Connected

With Bible study and application in one place, it provides what you need to apply biblical teaching to your everyday life. No other study Bible provides the same extensive Bible application help.

 

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Compassion International

Whether you are 5 or 95, or somewhere in between, you can turn everyday moments into a life-giving ripple effect that has the potential to change the world.

Not all resources are limited. There are some unlimited resources at your disposal every single day-love, compassion, and kindness, to name a few. No matter how much you give them away, you’ll never run out. And the more you give them away, the more you’ll start to see the impact on the world and your own heart.

That’s the purpose of these Compassion products: to inspire you and your family with fresh, creative ways to grow a heart of compassion toward others and truly live the good life.

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Finding God’s Life for My Will

The lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for award-winning contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North shows readers that by seeking God first and focusing on serving Him, we can live daily in His will.

 

“Perhaps God isn’t giving me the plan because He wants to be the plan.”

This was the aha moment for Mike Donehey after years of wrestling with his obsession to know God’s specific plans for his life. He came to the realization that waiting for absolute certainty from God before making decisions may seem uberspiritual, but it can lead to a life of intense stress, paralyzing fear, and crushing regret–just the opposite of the freedom granted to those living a Christ-filled life.

“This is my story…how I gave up begging to know God’s will and began to ask His life to come and change my will.”

With his signature humor and relentless hunger for God, Mike will show you that discovering the Father’s purpose and plan for our lives is not the shell game that we all too often make it out to be. If you’re unsure what to do next, take heart and accept the ultimate invitation: learn to see God as the plan, not simply the formula to the plan.

 

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MIKE DONEHEY is the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the Christian contemporary band Tenth Avenue North. Since 2000, he has been sharing the truth of the gospel in front of millions of people through song and speaking. Mike, his wife, Kelly, and their four daughters live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Rise of the Servant Kings

The “how-to-get-it-right” book for today’s Christian man – in marriage, family, work, friendships, with God in all of life.

Men are hungry for authenticity and for sound and bold biblical teaching on true masculinity. Every day men ask themselves questions about how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and men, but it’s difficult to find satisfying answers. Rise of the Servant Kings explains that true masculinity is found in absolute surrender to God, which always results in humble character and is expressed in courage and generosity. When a man truly understands God’s desires, he will naturally express godly masculinity. Ken Harrison weaves together his experiences as a police officer in one of the deadliest areas of the country, with many years as a business executive and ministry leader, to share deep truths for men direct from God’s Word.

 

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KEN HARRISON serves as the Chief Executive Officer of WaterStone, an organization that releases resources to support Christian humanitarian efforts worldwide. Currently WaterStone oversees donations of millions of dollars per month and manages a fund of $400+ million. He started his career as a Los Angeles police officer in the infamous 77th Division of South-Central Los Angeles, better known as Watts or Compton. There he received numerous commendations and awards. After leaving the LAPD in the 1990s, Ken went into business and built a small local company into one of the largest of its kind in the United States. He has served on multiple boards, and recently stepped into the role of chairman of the board of Promise Keepers, a well-known organization ministering to Christian men. Harrison is also the author of Victims & Victors. He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 27 years and they have three children.

Ripple Effects

Discover the God-inspired difference only you can make in the world . . . using the key you never knew you had.

Tim Tebow credits his mom with being the key to his success—but Pam never expected that she would be known on a national stage. For most of her life, she was serving quietly and faithfully as a wife and a mom—choosing life for her child in the face of medical risks, answering the Lord’s call to mission work in the Philippines, and homeschooling before anyone knew what the word meant. But all along the way, her experiences—and her consistent, everyday choices to follow the Lord and to serve wherever He placed her—were creating unexpected ripples of influence throughout her family, her community, and her world. And they would end up extending far beyond anything she ever imagined.

Pam believes that every one of us can be influential—and that deep within a woman’s heart is the desire to use her influence for good. In Ripple Effects, Pam uncovers and explores the miraculous motivating power of influence we can have on this generation and the next, no matter where we are planted in life. Whether we are in the midst of endless diaper changes, climbing up the corporate ladder, or simply doing our best to live, love, and serve well each day, Pam will encourage us to maximize our God-given opportunities for influence—and watch how far the ripples will spread.

 

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Pam Tebow travels and speaks across the country, encouraging women to use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact their world. She has appeared on Good Morning America and has won national awards for her ministry work, including Eagle Forum’s Woman of the Year and Witness in the Public Square in 2012, Commission for Women’s Inspiring Woman of the Year in 2013, Extraordinary Woman of the Year in 2015, and the National Pro-Life Advocate of the Year in 2017. Pam graduated with honors from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She and her husband, Bob, live in Florida; they have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

Settle My Soul

Your days are full, you’re tired, and you’re craving quiet for your soul. You’re not alone.

If days filled with obligations and never-ending to-do lists leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you can find the peace your soul longs for. In Settle My Soul, authors Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk invite you to carve out a few moments in your day to deepen your relationship with the Lord through 100 encouraging devotions.

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Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Pressing Pause. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com

Ruth Schwenk is the founder of www.thebettermom.com, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the author of The Better Mom Devotional and coauthor of Pressing Pause.

Life Application Study Bible

The Life Application Study Bible is today’s #1–selling study Bible.

The notes begin with helping the reader understand God’s Word, then shows how to apply what God is teaching to everyday life. This Bible includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help God’s timeless truth become a personal truth for every reader.

Discover How You Can Apply the Bible to Your Life Today!

 

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Features:

  • Many design and cover material choices – includes large print and personal size binding options
  • Nearly 10,000 Life Application® notes and features
  • Over 100 Life Application® profiles of key Bible people
  • Introductions and overviews for each book of the Bible
  • More than 400 maps & charts placed for quick reference
  • Dictionary/concordance
  • Extensive side-column cross-reference system to facilitate deeper study
  • Life Application® index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles
  • 16 pages of full-color maps
  • Presentation page
  • Single-column format
  • Christian Worker’s Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader’s ministry effectiveness
  • Full text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), combining the latest biblical scholarship with clear, natural English
  • Words of Jesus are in red letter

Redeemed

Live Life in the Fullness of God

Redeemed is the first-ever devotional book from Will Graham, grandson of renowned preacher Billy Graham. Each devotion includes stories centering on the life-changing power of a relationship with God, including themes such as prayer, sharing your faith, the willingness to obey God’s promptings, and many other important topics.

Each entry will include a scripture selection, a personal story, a corresponding quote from Billy Graham, and Will’s teaching, a prayer, and a question to ponder. There are Graham family photos and photos of important events in Billy’s ministry included throughout the book.

 

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Will Graham

William Franklin Graham IV (Will) is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). Will is the grandson of legendary pastor and evangelist Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Since beginning his evangelistic ministry, Will has spoken to audiences across the globe. Will also serves BGEA as executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. Redeemed is Will’s first book.

HelpFinder Bible

God’s Word at Your Point of Need

The HelpFinder Bible makes it easy for anyone, whether familiar with Scripture or not, to find help in the Bible for their immediate needs. Application notes connect the Bible’s truths to today’s issues, and the extensive index points readers to verses where answers can be discovered, issues resolved, and freedom found. The HelpFinder Bible is God’s Word at your point of need.

 

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Who Sang the First Song?

In this engaging board book with whimsical art, singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb asks a childlike question and answers with a lovely lyrical tale that shows young readers that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing.

Go to bhkids.com to find this book’s Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book’s message with their child. We’re all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God’s Word.

 

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Singer/Songwriter Ellie Holcomb, a Nashville native, began her musical career by touring the country with her husband in Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. After eight years, and with the birth of their daughter, Ellie opted to step out of the role of heavy touring. From that space came her debut solo album, As Sure As the Sun, which charted at #1 on the iTunes Christian chart and helped deem Holcomb the “Best New Artist” at the 2014 Dove Awards. Since then, Holcomb has been walking an unexpected path, one of suffering and loss but also peace and joy. She has come to the edge of the rushing river of confusion and experienced a God who made a way where there seemed to be no way. And it is from that place—of finding God in the dark and unexpected—that Holcomb wrote and recorded Red Sea Road, released in January 2017.

 

 

Kayla Harren graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a BFA in Illustration. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Communication Arts, and 3×3 Magazine, and she won the Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award. Picture books she has illustrated include Mary Had a Little Lizard and Juma the Giraffe.

Hidden Peril

As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she’s fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying.

Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue–and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die . . . including Kristin?

Three-time RITA Award-winner and “queen of inspirational romantic suspense” (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn’t disappoint in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion.

 

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Irene Hannon is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, including Dangerous Illusions, as well as the Men of Valor, Heroes of Quantico, Guardians of Justice, and Private Justice series. In addition to her many other honors, she is a three-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America. She is also a member of RWA’s elite Hall of Fame and has received a Career Achievement Award from RT Book Reviews. Each of her suspense novels have been ECPA/CBA bestsellers. Learn more at www.irenehannon.com.

The Faithful

Featuring Best-Selling Studies by Beth Moore,

Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild

Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, explore crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Queen Esther, Gideon, Hosea, Malachi, and Nehemiah.

Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.

Use this 5-session study to:

  • Preview full-length studies, including Esther by Beth Moore, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer, Malachi by Lisa Harper, Nehemiah by Kelly Minter, and Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild.
  • Engage in Bible study during busy seasons with these standalone sessions.
  • Dive into Old Testament character studies.

The Faithful study begins October 11th. Join us one of two ways:

At your local LifeWay store – The videos will be offered twice a day on Thursdays at 11:30am and 6:30pm. Check with your local store for details.

Online – All the video teaching will be available for free online for a limited time. Register for the online study at LifeWayWomen.com/TheFaithfulOBS

 

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ThoughtFull

This encouraging story shows how life changes when we learn to value those who are differently abled and to champion the power of thoughtfulness. Author Dorena Williamson explores the need to be “thoughtFULL”—full of thoughtfulness and awareness, particularly with those who have special needs.

In this delightful story, it’s awards day at school, and Ahanu (a boy with Down Syndrome) earns the award for being thoughtful. Later, when his friend Joshua sees others making fun of Ahanu, it’s Joshua’s turn to be thoughtful by supporting his differently abled friend. While doing so, Joshua learns important lessons about friendship, disabilities, and the value we each have as God’s children. Also available in this series: ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us.

This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book’s message with their child. We’re all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God’s Word.

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Dorena Williamson is a bridge builder, speaker, writer, and worship leader who knows the power and beauty of racial awareness. She and her husband, Dr. Chris Williamson, planted Strong Tower Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and have spent more than twenty years ministering to its richly diverse faith community. Dorena and Chris have four children.

The Quest Bible Study

There Is No Quest Without Questions

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a sentence speaks of curiosity, interest, and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation.

The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. In this six-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

  • Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.
  • Explore questions and responses from the Bible.
  • Track your quest by journaling along the way.
  • Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

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Beth Moore is an author and Bible teacher of best-­selling Bible studies and books for women. She is the founder of Living Proof Ministries and speaker at Living Proof Live women’s events across the US. Beth’s mission is to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with Jesus.

The Lifegiving Parent

From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ.

In today’s world, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We’re flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we’re choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn’t include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but He does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring His life into the life of their home.

In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles—heartbeats of lifegiving parenting—to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children—each with their own unique personality and gifts—Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You’ll give them the life of Christ. (Don’t miss the companion piece, The Lifegiving Parent Experience!)

 

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Clay Clarkson is director of Whole Heart Ministries, a nonprofit family ministry he and his wife, Sally, started in 1994 to encourage and equip Christian parents. He is the author of Educating the WholeHearted Child(with Sally Clarkson), Our 24 Family Ways, and Heartfelt Discipline, and he writes online about Christian parenting and biblical topics. Clay is a graduate of Denver Seminary and has served in churches, missions, and parachurch ministries since 1975. He is also a Christian songwriter, Internet domain collector, and old Christian books enthusiast. Clay and Sally live in Monument, Colorado. Their four children are grown and following Jesus.

 

 

 

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of multiple bestselling books, including Own Your LifeThe Lifegiving Home with her daughter Sarah, Desperate with Sarah Mae, and most recently, Differentwith her son Nathan. As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of women through conferences, resources, and books with Whole Heart Ministries (www.wholeheart.org). She has also advocated relentlessly for the power of motherhood and the influence of home through her Mom Heart conferences (www.momheart.org), speaking to audiences on several continents.

Discipleship and mentoring women to understand how to love God in a more personal way and how to live a satisfying Christian life are threads through all of her messages. Sally encourages many through her blogs, podcasts, and websites. You can find her on her blog at www.sallyclarkson.com. Her popular podcast, At Home with Sally Clarkson and Friends, with over a million downloads, can be found on iTunes and Stitcher. She regularly teaches at conferences and on webcasts, and she participates in international discipleship ministry in venues all over the world.

The 49th Mystic

Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.

They are wrong.

In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.

When a procedure meant to restore Rachelle’s sight goes awry, she begins to dream of another world so real that she wonders if Earth might only be a dream experienced when she falls asleep in that reality.

She is the prophesied one who must find and recover five ancient seals–in both worlds–before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, both worlds will forever be locked in darkness.

So begins a two-volume saga of high stakes and a mind-bending quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.

Ready? Set?

Dream.

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Ted Dekker is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than forty novels, with over ten million copies sold worldwide. He was born in the jungles of Indonesia to missionary parents, and his upbringing as a stranger in a fascinating and sometimes frightening culture fueled his imagination. Dekker’s passion is simple–to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. His fiction has been honored with numerous awards, and NPR readers nationwide put him in the Top 50 Thriller Authors of All Time. Dekker lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Lee Ann, and has four grown children–Rachelle, J.T., Kara, and Chelise.

 

ColorFull

Why be colorblind when we can be colorFULL instead?

Imani and Kayla are the best of friends who are learning to celebrate their different skin colors. As they look around them at the amazing colors in nature, they can see that their skin is another example of God’s creativity! This joyful story takes a new approach to discussing race: instead of being colorblind, we can choose to celebrate each color God gave us and be colorFULL instead.

 

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Hi, I’m Dorena!

My passion for diversity stems from growing up in a Pastor’s home that welcomed missionaries and people from around the world. In college I met and fell in love with Chris, and in 1992 as newlyweds, we  moved to Nashville, TN to further Chris’ Christian rap musical career.

But God had a different plan; He took a Baptist-raised couple, connected us to a Presbyterian, wealthy white church in a historic civil war town, to do urban ministry in the low-income black community.

After watching people come together across racial, economic, and denominational lines, in 1995 we said “yes” to God’s call to plant Strong Tower Bible Church, a multicultural body of believers. Diversity has marked my teaching and worship leading around the world, and I’ve been blessed to contribute to a wide variety of worship music projects. Currently I work as a stylist for Evereve, a national fashion and styling company.

My greatest gifts are the four wonderful children that Chris and I have raised, ages 14, 17, 22 and 24. With the love of a mother and the wisdom of a longtime racial bridge builder, I am passionate about producing literary work that will impact the next generation towards lasting change.

 

There Is More

Founder and Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church shows how, with God’s power, you can believe and achieve a life that exceeds every earthly expectation. When you surrender control and follow God’s guidance, you become empowered and equipped to do the impossible, reach higher, and go further than you could have ever imagined—giving Him all the glory.

By building our lives around godly principles, surrounding ourselves with wisdom, and living for a cause greater than ourselves, we can effectively live out God’s purposes and have an enduring impact. As Brian Houston has personally discovered, when we depend on Jesus as the source for our identity, our lives can be a lasting legacy that maximize the gifts He has given each of us as unique individuals. There is More is for anyone who wants to be challenged to live with expectancy. Ephesians 3 is a call to release the immeasurable potential within you and the exceeding, abundant, and above plans and purposes of a Holy God that are beyond your greatest imagination.

 

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Breaking Cover

A real-life, can’t-put-down spy memoir.

The CIA is looking for walking contradictions. Recruiters seek out potential agents who can keep a secret yet pull classified information out of others; who love their country but are willing to leave it behind for dangerous places; who live double lives, but can be trusted with some of the nation’s most highly sensitive tasks.

Michele Rigby Assad was one of those people.

As a CIA agent and a counterterrorism expert, Michele soon found that working undercover was an all-encompassing job. The threats were real; the assignments perilous. Michele spent over a decade in the agency—a woman leading some of the most highly skilled operatives on the planet, secretly serving in some of the most treacherous areas of the Middle East, and at risk as a target for ISIS. But deep inside, Michele wondered: Could she really do this job? Had she misunderstood what she thought was God’s calling on her life? Did she have what it would take to survive?

The answer came when Michele faced her ultimate mission, one with others’ lives on the line—and it turned out to have been the plan for her all along. In Breaking Cover, Michele has at last been cleared to drop cover and tell her story: one of life-or-death stakes; of defeating incredible odds; and most of all, of discovering a faith greater than all her fears.

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Blessed are the Misfits

Warning: If modern church culture makes perfect sense to you, and you always fit in seamlessly, don’t read this. As for the rest of us…

 

While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it’s estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they’re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It’s wonderful, refreshing, and never-been-said-this-way-before good news.

 

In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people carry with them each day:

  • If I don’t relate to God as emotionally as others do, is something wrong with me?
  • How does one approach God, and approach faith, when devoid of the “good feelings” that seem to drive so much of evangelical church culture?
  • How does God interact with those who seem spiritually numb?
  • Is the absence of faith-based emotion a sign of that God has moved on or was never there?
  • What if we aren’t good at talking to people about our faith, or good at talking to people at all?
  • What if I’m told I’m too analytical, that I “think too much”?
  • Where does a person who suffers from depression fit in the kingdom? Is depression a sure sign of a lack of faith?

This book is good news for people who are desperately looking for it. (And for their loved ones!)

It’s also for those who want to believe in Jesus, but inwardly fear that they don’t belong, worry that don’t have the requisite emotion-based relationship with God, and are starving for good news.

Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion, and lots of it. It’s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It’s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen’s on-air, writing, and public speaking style.

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Brant Hansen is a radio host who has won multiple National Personality of the Year awards. He also works with CURE International, a worldwide network of hospitals that brings life-changing medical care and the good news of God’s love to children with treatable conditions. Brant currently lives in Northern California with his wife, Carolyn; his son, Justice; and his daughter, Julia. He can be found at branthansen.com and @branthansen on Twitter.

I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close

I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people?

We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other.

The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore.

An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

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John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church, an author, and a speaker. John’s teaching centers around our everyday life with God and how God cares more about who we are becoming than what we do. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Faith and Doubt, Who is This Man?, and Soul Keeping.

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology. He holds a master of divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary. Prior to joining Menlo Church, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church. John is a member of the board of trustees at Fuller Seminary and the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and he has served on the board of Christianity Today International.

He can be followed on Twitter @johnortberg and on Facebook.

The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema

In this third book of The Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors finally receive their last piece of armor—the swords they were promised when they began their adventure in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. And none too soon, for they must face the ultimate enemy, one who is gathering his Forgers and creating unthinkable new evil to stop the Prince Warriors from winning any battle ever again.  

 

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wmns_priscilla_shirerPriscilla Shirer is a homemade cinnamon-roll baker, Bible teacher, and best-selling author who didn’t know her books (The Resolution for Women and Fervent) were on the New York Times Best Seller list until somebody else had told her. Because who has time to check such things while raising three rapidly growing sons? When she and Jerry, her husband of sixteen years, are not busy leading Going Beyond Ministries, they spend most of their time cleaning up after and trying to satisfy the appetites of these guys. And that is what first drove Priscilla to dream up this fictional story about the very un-fictional topic of spiritual warfare to help raise up a new generation of Prince Warriors under her roof. And under yours.

The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion

wmns_prince_warriors_b2In this second book in The Prince Warriors trilogy, the Prince Warriors face new challenges on earth and in the unseen realm of Ahoratos. The enemy, angry about his last defeat, is targeting them with weapons and tactics they had never imagined, including the flaming Olethron. The kids must turn to Ruwach and the Source, who can give them more pieces of armor to help them stand strong against this deadly threat.

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wmns_priscilla_shirerPriscilla Shirer is a homemade cinnamon-roll baker, Bible teacher, and best-selling author who didn’t know her books (The Resolution for Women and Fervent) were on the New York Times Best Seller list until somebody else had told her. Because who has time to check such things while raising three rapidly growing sons? When she and Jerry, her husband of sixteen years, are not busy leading Going Beyond Ministries, they spend most of their time cleaning up after and trying to satisfy the appetites of these guys. And that is what first drove Priscilla to dream up this fictional story about the very un-fictional topic of spiritual warfare to help raise up a new generation of Prince Warriors under her roof. And under yours.

Reset

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Let Jesus Be Your Reset

wmns_reset_coverDo you want to make a difference with your life, but you’re having trouble moving on from your past? “Follow me,” Jesus told his early followers, “and I’ll show you life as it was meant to be lived.”

Nick Hall reminds us that Jesus says the same thing to us today: “Trust me. Follow me. Come to me dirty, and I’ll clean you up. Come broken, and I’ll reassemble the parts. Come desperate, and I’ll replace pain with joy. Come to me with all your questions, all your confusion, all your fear. I can reset your purity, your self-image, your faith. Come.”

Whatever has been holding you back, a reset is available to you by the grace of God. Say yes to the life you were meant to live.

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wmns_nick_hallNick Hall is the visionary of Together 2016, author of the forthcoming book Reset, and the Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE. His passion is to “awaken culture to the reality of Jesus.” Since 2006 Nick has shared the Gospel with nearly three million students at PULSE and partnership events around the world. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany; they live in Minneapolis, MN. They are proud parents of Truett and Ruby.

You can connect with Nick through Facebook or on his website. Follow Nick on Twitter and Instagram.