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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

Brought together in an online community known as Boomer Babes Rock, Susan, Patricia and Mary form a fast friendship, even though they live in different parts of the country and lead completely different lives. Read more from Allison Bottke's latest, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing.

Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World

In his debut novel, Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World, author and speaker Tom Davis delves into the lives of a photojournalist struggling to redeem his past and an African orphan fighting for survival.

Powering Up

Jack Graham explores what it means to "keep in step with the Spirit," and how to tap into His power for living. Along with the fruits of the Spirit, you'll find a spiritual vigor that victoriously displays Christ to the world.

Big Truths for Young Hearts

How do you teach systematic theology to children? Bruce Ware writes to encourage and enable parents to teach the whole systematic theology in understandable, chapter-a-day format.

The Moment Between

Abigail Bennett was completely in control of her life until tragedy pushed her to the brink of something she's never experienced: Obsession. Now she's given up everything she's worked for to chase down the object of that obsession. His name is Tyler Kamp.

The Immigration Crisis: How Do We Begin to Solve It?

When I began thinking about this issue, I thought an easy answer would emerge—a single verse or teaching, a silver bullet to solve the problem once and for all. I was pleased to discover that the Bible goes further than I had expected to address many of the issues we face regarding immigration.

Velvet Steel: The Joy of Being Married to You

The “emotional” companion to John Piper’s This Momentary Marriage, Velvet Steel shares a taste of John’s tender affections for his wife, Noël, in a series of poems that will fuel readers' affections for their spouses and for God.

The Case for Life

The abortion controversy is not a debate between those who are pro-choice and those who are anti-choice. It’s about one question that trumps all others.

Bookends of the Christian Life

Using a bookends motif, Bridges and Bevington show how justification and sanctification can help you overcome guilt and self-righteousness, develop the motivation to grow, be assured of God's love, and bring about lasting change in your life.

  • Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington |
  • April 21, 2009 |
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Let Go: Living Free of the Burden All Women Know

Burdened. The word alone makes shoulders sink. Yet God commands us to let go and live free. Sound impossible? Sheila Walsh thought so - until God proved himself again and again through his Word, his people, and her life.

Comforts from the Cross

These five-minute readings provide busy Christians with brief but deep reminders of the good news of Jesus Christ to demonstrate how his truths powerfully connect to their everyday lives. On Day 1, remember what it means to "celebrate Jesus."

  • Elyse M. Fitzpatrick |
  • April 11, 2009 |
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Vintage Church

What does the first-century church have to say to today's believers? Taking Scripture's timeless truths and blending them with aspects of contemporary culture, Driscoll and Breshears ask 12 basic questions. Here, they ask, "What is the Christian Life?"

  • Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears |
  • April 07, 2009 |
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What Does the Bible Say About That?

Most kids don’t realize it, but God’s Word has a lot to say about the things they care about most—and this lively book leaves no doubt about it. Each page of this kid-friendly book illustrates what a particular topic has to do with the Bible, what the Bible says about it, and how the Bible’s teaching applies to kids their age.

Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter

Read reformer Martin Luther's compelling meditation on the question of who really killed Christ.

The Red Letters

A groundbreaking book that allows Jesus to speak for himself, presenting his own topically arranged words from the Gospels—but without any human commentary—so that people may hear the foundational message of Christianity from him personally.

The Five Love Languages, Singles Edition

Understanding and applying the five love languages can enhance all your relationships. Whether it’s parents, coworkers, classmates, roommates, siblings, dating partners, or friends, this new edition provides tools to give and receive love most effectively.

Red, White and Blue

As Emily Benton waits to assume the office of U.S. president, her closest adviser, Kate Rosen, is plagued with doubts. When a scandal brings the president to the brink of disaster, Kate must weigh the bonds of loyalty and duty, ambition and submission, and find a path that leads to the greater glory of God.

Nine Ways God Always Speaks

Whether Christian or not, many people have unusual experiences, conditions, or encounters that have left them wondering, Is God trying to tell me something? The truth is, God does communicate with us all the time. We just need to learn how to hear his voice.

  • Mark Herringshaw & Jennifer Schuchmann |
  • March 10, 2009 |
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Strange Fire, Holy Fire

"This book is written for people... who want to separate the wheat from the chaff of their charismatic experiences."

Uncompromised Faith

Sadly, the majesty and radical reality of God’s amazing grace seems impotent to 21st century people. How can we tear down the cultural barriers to both the acceptance of the gospel and the mission of the church the world?

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