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Quotes from the Self-Care Blog Series

Keeping Ministry Professionals and Lay-Leaders in Ministry through Biblical and practical self-care.

“For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.” — Ephesians 5:29

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Today’s quote from part 24 of the Self-Care Blog series:

As you begin to get more active, start with small steps, especially if you’ve been inactive for a long time or if you have a chronic health condition. Start by seeing your doctor and finding out what exercise he or she would recommend and how much time you should spend doing it. 

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The quote above is from Part 24 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the entire series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23.

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Today’s verse to meditate on:

Nehemiah 1:6-7
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.

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Isaiah 57:12

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up,
    who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
“I dwell in the high and holy place,
    and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly,
    and to revive the heart of the contrite.

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Keeping Ministry Professionals and Lay-Leaders in Ministry through Biblical and practical self-care.

“For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.” — Ephesians 5:29

Today’s quote from part 24 of the Self-Care Blog series:

“There are many ways to add some exercise into your busy day. In a world full of apps, you can find apps that will suggest specific exercises for specific areas of your body you want to target and for how much time you have available to invest in it. The important thing is to start somewhere – even if it’s just five minutes.” — Julia Bruce

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The quote above is from Part 24 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the entire series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23.

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Keeping Ministry Professionals and Lay-Leaders in Ministry through Biblical and practical self-care.

“For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.” — Ephesians 5:29

Today’s quote from part 24 of the Self-Care Blog series:

“Life happens and sometimes it seems to happen faster than the speed of light. Before you know it, the day is done and there isn’t time for exercise. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves. The truth is, we make time for what is important to us.” — Julia Bruce

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The quote above is from Part 24 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the entire series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23.

#selfcare #physicalselfcare #stayinministry #WCM

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Physical Self Care:

“For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.”  Ephesians 5:29 (HCSB)

Today’s quote:

You might think your taking care of God’s temple, and in some ways you are, but if your physical self-care has become an idol, your ministry isn’t working as efficiently as God intends. If this is you, then perhaps as you read this you can hear God whisper, “You don’t have time for Me or My work.” — Julie Bruce


Excerpted from part 23 of the Self Care Blog series.  Read the full article here.

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The quote above is from Part 23 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22.

#selfcare #physicalselfcare #stayinministry #WCM

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memory verse logoIn 2020 our emphasis is on revival for America with three key words: revive, renew, and redeem. You will begin to see the elements of our website and posts reflect this emphasis. We hope you’ll join us in praying for God to pour out the Holy Spirit with a mighty rushing wind of revival for our nation and around the world.

 

Our key verse for revival is 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.  For the past few  weeks, we have been focusing on repentance. This week, we look at the spiritual transformation that takes place when we surrender our heart to God.

This week’s memory verse:

Isaiah 41:10 

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.

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The God of Comfort: 100 Bible Verses to Soothe Your Spirit – eBook

By Zondervan

Does anxiety interfere with your joy? God knew His people would suffer from anxiety even though He warned us not to worry about our lives. But He didn’t leave us alone to suffer from the worry that life brings.

In Calming Scriptures, you’ll find Scripture and reflections that will guide, support, and assure you that God is with you through every trial. God’s Word is chock-full of rich insight on everything from trusting the Lord, to bringing your troubles to Him in prayer, to finding refreshment for your soul. This beautiful book is perfect for your own bedside table or as gift for a friend who is going through a particularly worrying time.

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Fearless DVD Study: Imagine Your Life Without Fear

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

Can you imagine your life without fear? In Fearless: A DVD Study, Max Lucado invites you to envision a day in which you could trust more and fear less. Through six compelling sessions, he addresses some of your greatest fears, shows how the resolution to those fears might be simpler than you think, and outlines a spiritual solution to the growing minefield of fears prevalent in the world today.

Sessions:

  • Why Are We Afraid?
  • Fear of Not Mattering
  • Fear of Disappointing God
  • Fear of Life’s Final Moments
  • Fear of Global Calamity
  • Fear of God Getting Out of My Box
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H2O is a DVD-based, seven-week experience designed to create a safe atmosphere where people are comfortable considering the person of Jesus Christ. This creative newly re-released tool meets an ancient need: sharing the truth of Jesus Christ through relationships and community. H2O transforms lives by feeding the mind, moving the heart, and stimulating the senses.

  • This H2O library includes:
  • Six dramatic episodes plus an introduction video on (2) DVDs
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Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing.Not even that thing. Your thing. The one thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it.

If you’ve lost even an ounce of confidence in the power and loving attention of God–if experience has told you that faith must simply acquiesce to impossibility–it’s time somebody told you different.

Bible teacher and best-selling author Priscilla Shirer explores two power-packed verses of Scripture, displacing your doubts and rebuilding your assurance–not in a blind attempt to deny life’s adversities and troubles, but to show you that God is always up to great things. Amazing things. He’s a God who cares, and a God who CAN!

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The Prince Warriors–Deluxe Boxed Set

By Priscilla Shirer with Gina Detwiler / B&H Kids

Get your tweens and teens thinking about the reality of spiritual warfare as they follow brothers Xavier and Evan into the mysterious—and dangerous—world of Ahoratos! Includes The Prince Warriors, The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, The Prince Warriors and the Swords of Rhema, and The Winter War. 888 pages total, four slipcased hardcovers from B&H.

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Radiant by Priscilla Shirer is an invitation for teen girls and young women to enjoy a candid conversation on identity. Readers will hear reflections on life lessons that Shirer has gathered from her teen years until now. She’ll show you how the light of God’s Word shaped her identity and she’ll teach you how it can change and shape your life as well. The culture will try to define you, but this world is starving for something different that comes only from the creative genius of your God. Recommended for ages 13 years and older.

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Whether you realize it or not, you are already a woman of resolutions. Whenever you decide to treat people a certain way or participate in particular activities, you are resolving to live life in a way that will impact your future. Since you are already making resolutions, why not be intentional about the ones you make? Written in partnership with the film, COURAGEOUS, The Resolution for Women focuses on joyfully honoring God as a wife, mother, and family member while resolving to live with the grace that leaves a godly legacy.Unabridged audio CD; approximately 7 hours 24 minutes; 6 CDs; performed by Priscilla Shirer.

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We are living through a unique, era-defining period. Many of our old certainties have gone, whatever our view of the world and whatever our beliefs. The coronavirus pandemic and its effects are perplexing and unsettling for all of us. How do we begin to think it through and cope with it?

In this short yet profound book, Oxford mathematics professor John Lennox examines the coronavirus in light of various belief systems and shows how the Christian worldview not only helps us to make sense of it but also offers us a sure and certain hope to cling to.

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The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception

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Learn from John MacArthur why the emergent church movement is missing the mark with their message. He carefully explains the difference between modernity and post-modernism, and how the emergent movement has assimilated a post-modern spin into the gospel message.

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The Jesus You Can’t Ignore: What You Must Learn From the Bold Confrontations of Christ

By John MacArthur / Thomas Nelson

It’s often easy to portray Christ as a meek and mild teacher. MacArthur introduces you to a different side of Jesus! Revealing the unsettling passion of Jesus’ ministry, MacArthur brings you face to face with a fierce Savior who sometimes raised his voice—and wielded a whip—so God’s truth could be made manifest. 288 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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By John F. MacArthur / Thomas Nelson

John MacArthur explores the parable of the prodigal son, revealing insights into the culture of Jesus’ day, the two kinds of sinners, and the depths of God’s grace and mercy. This five-session video-based study includes re-enacted vignettes from the parable with accompanying teaching from John MacArthur.

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Sessions include:

  1. Parables: Unveiling God’s Truth through Stories (9:30)
  2. Repentance: Facing the Agony of Being Lost (11:00)
  3. Forgiveness: Experiencing Our Father’s Love (9:00)
  4. Pretense: Looking Good Isn’t Good Enough (10:00)
  5. Grace: Receiving Our Most Amazing Gift (11:00)

Approximate runtime:  49 minutes

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FamilyLife Bible Study for Couples

By Dennis & Barbara Rainey / Thomas Nelson

Create a blessed life together with this 7-week Bible study for couples! Addressing the big issues couples face – resolving conflict, communicating effectively, raising godly children, rekindling romance, and loving difficult family members – Barbara and Dennis Rainey offer reflections, discussion questions, and practical applications to help you grow together and in God. Study questions and group application exercises drawn from the FamilyLife Marriage Bible. Paperback.

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Build Your House on the Lord: A Firm Foundation for Family Life, Fisherman Bible Studyguides

By Steve Brestin / Shaw Books

Does a Christian marriage mean dictator husbands and uninvolved, silent wives? Not at all! This inductive Bible study will help you understand God’s design for marriage, as you rely upon the Creator to enrich your relationship and strengthen your home.

735552: The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions: 52 Activities Your Kids Will Never Forget

The Very Best, Hands-On, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions: 52 Activities Your Kids Will Never Forget

By Tim Shoemaker / Revell

Regular family devotions are important. Unfortunately, they’re often…boring. But what if devotions looked less like sitting still and listening to someone read and more like, say, eletrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire?

These hands-on, kinda dangerous, totally unforgettable object lessons (along with nearly fifty others) are not only more fun than other family devotions–they actually deliver the spiritual impact you desire for you kids. So put away the flannelgraph, get out the safety goggles, and start bringing the truths of Scripture to vivid life in your household. Just remember to change out of your Sunday clothes first.

092131: Unshakable Hope, Study Guide with DVD

Unshakable Hope, Study Guide with DVD

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

The Unshakable Hope study provides groups of all sizes the opportunity to discuss and apply what they experience during the twelve-week Unshakable Hope church campaign. This study will open participants’ eyes as to how they can view their problems in light of God’s many promises in Scripture.  This Unshakable Hope Study Pack contains one study guide and one DVD.  The Unshakable Hope book is required for this study and is not included.

Sessions include:

  1. You Are Stamped with God’s Image (14:00)
  2. God Will Win the Victory (13:00)
  3. You Are an Heir of God (13:00)
  4. Your Prayers Have Power (12:00)
  5. God Gives Grace to the Humble (12:00)
  6. God Gets You (13:00)
  7. Jesus Is Praying for You (13:00)
  8. Death Has Been Defeated (12:00)
  9. Joy Is Coming Soon (12:30)
  10. You Will Have Power (12:00)
  11. There Is No Condemnation in Christ (12:00)
  12. Justice Will Prevail (13:30)

Approximate runtime: 108 minutes

019421: Don"t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

Don’t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

By Kyle Idleman / Baker Books

There are times in life when the giants seem too big and the game gets too intense. We want to throw in the towel, preserve ourselves, and hide. But we are called to more!

In Don’t Give Up, Kyle Idleman explores the seasons of life where we feel as if we are hanging by a thread. Through relatable stories and Biblical encouragement, he encourages us to cast our concerns on God, trust in his love and timing, pray for patience and strength, and seek out support in the family of God.

Cover_mGod, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage

By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

• Scripture to memorize and meditate on
• Conversation Starters
• Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
• Romance Builders
• Relationship Builders
• Personal reflections
• Date ideas


• Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

 

 

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Physical Self Care:

“For no one ever hates his own flesh but provides and cares for it, just as Christ does for the church.”  Ephesians 5:29 (HCSB)

Today’s quote:

“When physical self-care routines area too high a priority, the sacrifice we make is poor family relationships & poor relationship with God because time at the gym will be chosen over family relationships and over our relationship with God.” — Julie Bruce


Excerpted from part 23 of the Self Care Blog series.  Read the full article here.

Quote © by Julia M. Bruce.
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The quote above is from Part 23 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22.

#selfcare #physicalselfcare #stayinministry #WCM

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#Chronovirus #fastandpray #judgement #repentance #revivalin2020 #WCM

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Memorize and hide in your heart one memory verse each week in 2020. If you didn’t start the challenge at the beginning of the year, just jump in now and be sure to sign up to get our weekly Memory verse in your email so you don’t miss a week.

memory verse logoIn 2020 our emphasis is on revival for America with three key words: revive, renew, and redeem. You will begin to see the elements of our website and posts reflect this emphasis. We hope you’ll join us in praying for God to pour out the Holy Spirit with a mighty rushing wind of revival for our nation and around the world.

 

Our key verse for revival is 2 Chronicles 7:14. “If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.  For the past few  weeks, we have been focusing on repentance. This week, we look at the spiritual transformation that takes place when we surrender our heart to God.

This week’s memory verse:

Matthew 28:5-6

But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.

#Easter #resurrection #Hesalive #revivalin2020 #WCM

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074217: Anxious for Nothing, Softcover

Anxious for Nothing, Softcover

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

High anxiety is prevalent in our fast-paced society—but here’s a biblical prescription for it! Inviting you to reflect on Philippians 4:6–7, Lucado offers insights into ways God will help you cope with life’s inevitable calamities. Discover how to view bad news through the window of God’s sovereignty, discern Satan’s lies, recognize the truth, and more. 240 pages, softcover from Nelson.

140463: Putting an X Through Anxiety: Breaking Free from the Grip of Worry and Stress

Putting an X Through Anxiety: Breaking Free from the Grip of Worry and Stress

By Louie Giglio / Christian Book Distributors

Fighting anxiety can be so overwhelming it makes you feel like David confronting Goliath. But Giglio says you can slay that giant! Assuring you that God has already won the battle, he equips you with a mighty weapon—the cross of Jesus—to help you face your fear, let it go, and trust that God’s got your back. A companion to Giglio’s book, Goliath Must Fall.

438393: Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace  & Knowledge of Jesus Christ

Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace & Knowledge of Jesus Christ

By John MacArthur / Moody Publishers

“On Sunday mornings at Grace Community Church, small groups of people gather together in ‘Fundamentals of the Faith’ classes to use this manual of thirteen lessons, which blend basic biblical truths with personal obedience and service. Many young believers take these classes to grow in their understanding of biblical truths.”

For the first time ever, Fundamentals of the Faith is available to the trade. With topics ranging from “God: His Character and Attributes” to “The Church: Fellowship and Worship,” this workbook is ideal to disciple new believers or help more mature Christians sharpen their understanding of key doctrines and equip them for evangelism.

Each of the thirteen lessons comes with a link to a required free downloadable message from John MacArthur.

707710: Praying for Your Prodigal

Praying for Your Prodigal

By Kyle Idleman / David C Cook

Have some of your loved ones wandered far from their heavenly Father’s embrace? Ask God to lead them back home! In this companion guide to his best-selling AHA, Idleman offers heartfelt petitions that speak to the spiritual needs of your family members and friends who are still seeking the Way, the Truth, and the Life. 96 pages, softcover from Cook.

343126: Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe

Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

Are you stuck in a lackluster spiritual rut? Best-selling author Groeschel wants to dig you out…because following Jesus was never meant to be risk-free or boring! In this bracing volume, he challenges you to pray bold, specific, passionate prayers that will lead you out of your comfort zone—and into a God-led adventure. 192 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

342958: Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not

Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

Why was my child born with a disability? Why did the cancer come back? It can feel impossible to reconcile our intensely painful experiences with the image of a loving and all-powerful God. Groeschel explores this contradiction with honesty, biblical truth, and the stories of people – including himself – who’ve wrestled with these deep questions and rediscovered faith.

343069: Liking Jesus: Intimacy and Contentment in a Selfie-Centered World

Liking Jesus: Intimacy and Contentment in a Selfie-Centered World

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

How can we keep our eyes focused on Christ in a world saturated with streaming screens, “likes,” and emojis? Groeschel offers help! Learn how to use social media to strengthen your faith; rediscover authenticity and contentment; create safeguards for your digital devices; and put God and others first in a selfie-centered world. 256 pages, softcover from Zondervan.

332221: Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn"t Exist, Softcover

Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn’t Exist, Softcover

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

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.

894933: Altar Ego: A DVD Study: Becoming Who God Says You Are

Altar Ego: A DVD Study: Becoming Who God Says You Are

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

You are not who you think you are. You are not even who you think you are. Take your idea of your own identity; lay it down on the altar and sacrifice it. Why? Because you are who God says you are. Until you’ve sacrificed your broken concept of your identity, you won’t become who you are meant to be. In these five sessions, pastor Craig Groeschel shares the truth of who you are in Christ. Designed for use with the Altar Ego Study Guide. Approx. 60 minutes total.

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333821: Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World

Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

Every day we’re infected with spiritual toxins from our corrupt culture. How can we purify ourselves from poisonous influences, emotions, and behaviors? Shining the light of truth on moral ambiguity, Groeschel encourages you to embrace the radical new life Jesus calls you to, and become cleansed as you immerse yourself in the waters of holiness. Softcover.

0343059: Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

By Craig Groeschel / Zondervan

You make decisions every day—and added together, they make you! Groeschel shows how these choices, when aligned with seven biblical principles, can lead to a life you never imagined. He’ll help you stop what’s holding you back, start redirecting your path, determine when to stay committed to a situation and when to go.

88244: Twelve Ordinary Men

Twelve Ordinary Men

By John MacArthur / Thomas Nelson

In John MacArthur’s Twelve Ordinary Men, you’ll discover that contrary to popular belief, we do not have to be perfect to do God’s work. Look no further than the twelve disciples whose many weaknesses are forever preserved throughout the pages of the New Testament. Jesus chose ordinary men – fisherman, tax collectors, political zealots – and turned their weakness into strength, producing greatness from utter uselessness. Join MacArthur as he draws principles from Christ’s careful, hands-on training of the original twelve disciples for today’s modern disciple – you! Paperback.

214695: Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name

Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name

By Max Lucado / Thomas Nelson

Come and meet the One at the center of the greatest story ever told! Inviting you to reflect on the heart of Christ, this updated edition of Lucado’s best-selling work introduces you to Jesus as Immanuel, friend, teacher, miracle worker, Lamb of God, returning king, and the God who knows and loves you. Includes additional never-before-published material. 230 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

0108085: Follower: Becoming More than Just a Fan of Jesus

Follower: Becoming More than Just a Fan of Jesus

By Kyle Idleman / Zondervan

Jesus calls us to chase after him—not cheer for his cause! Idleman invites you to take an honest look at your relationship with the Lord. He believes Christian faith isn’t about walking a comfortable and reassuring path, but stepping into a new identity as a follower of Christ. Based on his bestseller Not a Fan. 160 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

019421: Don"t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

Don’t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

By Kyle Idleman / Baker Books

There are times in life when the giants seem too big and the game gets too intense. We want to throw in the towel, preserve ourselves, and hide. But we are called to more!

In Don’t Give Up, Kyle Idleman explores the seasons of life where we feel as if we are hanging by a thread. Through relatable stories and Biblical encouragement, he encourages us to cast our concerns on God, trust in his love and timing, pray for patience and strength, and seek out support in the family of God.

 

078924: A Nation in Crisis

A Nation in Crisis

By Ray Stedman / Discovery House

Every day the headlines announce more violence and evil. Our hearts groan as we wonder what life will be like for the next generation. It all seems hopeless, which is probably how Jeremiah felt as he lived among the people of the nation of Judah.

Jeremiah was a reluctant but faithful prophet who spent forty-two years serving God and warning the people to repent. His heart was saddened and angered by the people’s indifference to God and the moral decay that surrounded him. Everything was falling apart–yet Jeremiah continued to seek the Lord.

As we face personal trauma and national crisis, we can learn from the prophet’s example. Ray Stedman walks us through the book of Jeremiah, revealing that repentance was the only answer then–and it’s the only answer today. When people repent, God is faithful to His Word, planting the seeds of new life and giving us hope.

710399: Come Down, Lord!

Come Down, Lord!

By Roger Ellsworth / Banner of Truth

Come Down, Lord! is a succinct, readable and biblically-based treatment of the vital theme of revival. Its seven short chapters go directly to the heart of the matter, as their headings indicate: We miss You; We need you; We wait for You; We will meet You; We have wronged You; We belong to You; We beseech You.Taking as his starting place the widespread absence of the sense of God’s holy presence and our need of his grace, Roger Ellsworth traces the profound analysis of the church’s spiritual decay outlined in Isaiah 63:3-64:12, and applies its message to our times.

0132689: Pray Boldly Pillow, Gray

Pray Boldly Pillow, Gray

By Christian Art Gifts

Decorator pillow 18″ x 18″

  • Grey polyester; embroidered with inspirational quote
  • Pray boldly in designer font
  • Piped edges in white; zipper opening
  • Solid color to match on the reverse side
  • Poly fiberfill
461814: God Shed His Grace On Thee, Small Flag

God Shed His Grace On Thee, Small Flag

By Beth Albert / Carson Home Accents

  • Art flag God shed His grace on thee
  • Beth Albert
  • Garden Flag; 13″ x 18″
  • Durasoft fabric is extremely durable; Indoor or outdoor use
  • Readable from both sidesPlease note: We have displayed this flag on a stand so our customers can see how it will look. Please order a flag stand separately since it is not included with the flag.
239841: Blessed Is the Nation House with Picture Clip

Blessed Is the Nation House with Picture Clip

By Divinity Boutique

Patriotic rustic appeal for shelf or desktop display; wooden house shaped photo clip with star trim and primitive accents. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12Weathered clip is designed to hold your latest and most favorite snapshot or family photo. Picture clip house is 10″ x 6″ x 3″; red, white and blue.

052903: Wash Your Hands and Say Your Prayers Soap Dispenser

Wash Your Hands and Say Your Prayers Soap Dispenser

By Dexsa-the Giving Company

Trending words of inspiration on glass soap dispenser for kitchen, bath, or powder room; clear glass with typography design screened on; pump top. Fill with your favorite detergent, soap, or lotion. 8 ounce capacity.Wash your hands and say your prayers because Jesus and germs are everywhere.

336234: God Bless You Tissue Basket with Black Lining

God Bless You Tissue Basket with Black Lining

By Lyons Baskets

Handy tissue basket holds a box of boutique tissues, God bless you is embroidered on fabric liner, with wood lid. 6″ x 6″ x 6″; adds style to your room decor. Black with white lettering; button closure.Personalization is available!
To order with embroidered personalization, just add to your cart and follow the prompts.
All personalization is done on the premises at Christianbook.com.
Personalized with one line of your choice consisting of 20 characters.
Please Note: Font and thread colors cannot be changed.

471343: Faith Over Fear Stainless Steel Tumbler, Teal

Faith Over Fear Stainless Steel Tumbler, Teal

By Kerusso Activewear

Steel tumbler with sipper lid, 10 ounce capacity for a generous cup of coffee plus your favorite add-ins

    Dual-walled stainless steel tumbler
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Slide lid
  • Sweat-free
  • Hand wash
  • Boxed
  • Faith over fear. Psalm 118:6trending design graphics on teal tumbler
8471388: Nope Not Today Satan Stainless Steel Tumbler, Pink

Nope Not Today Satan Stainless Steel Tumbler, Pink

By Kerusso Activewear

Steel tumbler with sipper lid, 10 ounce capacity for a generous cup of coffee plus your favorite add-ins

    Dual-walled stainless steel tumbler
  • Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours
  • Slide lid
  • Sweat-free
  • Hand wash
  • Boxed
  • Nope. Not today satan. . Trending graphics on hot pink tumbler
470546: Faith Over Fear Cap, Denim

Faith Over Fear Cap, Denim

By Kerusso Activewear

When God is for us, no person, and no challenge, can stop us in our tracks. Because of our faith, we don’t have to give in to fear — it’s that simple. Wear this stylish Christian cap from Kerusso’s grace & truth® collection to share this brave message with those who don’t yet know the Lord.

Cool baseball cap in blue denim with embroidered Scripture reference from Psalm 56:4 in tan.

Front: Faith Over Fear
Visor: Psalm 56:4
Side: grace & truth

  • Cotton Twill for durability
  • Top stitching and embroidery
  • Mid-profile, 6-panel cap with pre-curved visor
  • Adjustable velcro closure
  • One size fits most

Cover_mGod, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage

By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

• Scripture to memorize and meditate on
• Conversation Starters
• Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
• Romance Builders
• Relationship Builders
• Personal reflections
• Date ideas
• Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

 

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