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  • Chad Bird

    Most of us are regular people who have good days and bad days. Our lives are radically ordinary and unexciting. That means they're the kind of lives God gets excited about. While the world worships beauty and power and wealth, God hides his glory in the simple, the mundane, the foolish, working in unawesome people, things, and places. In our day of celebrity worship and online posturing, this is a refreshing, even transformative way of understanding God and our place in his creation. It urges us to treasure a life of simplicity, to love those whom the world passes by, to work for God's glory rather than our own. And it demonstrates that God has always been the Lord of the...read more

  • Chad Bird

    In our age when the church can too often seem like a poor copy of the world, Chad Bird challenges us to reclaim the astounding originality of our ancient, backward faith. Where the world stresses the importance of success, Bird invites readers to embrace nine specific failures in the areas of our personal lives, our relationships, and the church. Why? Because what human wisdom deems indispensable is so often an impediment to our spiritual growth, and what it deems insignificant is so often essential to it. With compelling examples from the Bible and today, Bird paints an enticing picture of the counterintuitive, countercultural life that God wants for us. He helps readers delight in all...read more

  • Perry Noble

    When you're ready for something truly extraordinary, consider living life unleashed! Jesus promised us a full and abundant life. But if we’re honest, most of us feel as if we’re missing out. Every one of us — that includes you — has been custom designed with a purpose and a plan beyond imagination. Yet for some reason, we fill our days with normalcy, complacency, and predictability. In Unleash!, Perry Noble challenges us to grab on to God’s promise of full and complete living. Using the biblical story of David as a backdrop, he reveals the major barriers that often hold us back and keep us trapped in the mundane. So discover what’s holding you back from...read more

  • Gary Chapman

    The secret to great relationships—just for teens #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes! Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others. This highly practical book will help teens...read more

  • Austin Gutwein

    Only God could weave a story that would captivate people all over the world, bring thousands of people from 17 countries to a free-throw line, raise over a million dollars in international AIDS relief, and build a school and medical clinic in Zambia. And only God could do it through the hands of a nine-year-old boy. Austin made a difference by shooting hoops. Take Your Best Shot captures Austin’s amazing adventure and challenges listeners that no matter where you are, no matter what your skills are, no matter what your age, you can make a difference! You can do something bigger than...read more

  • Ed Stetzer

    See yourself, your church, your world... differently. Ed Stetzer turns conventional Christian living on its head with this inspiring, instructional guide to life in the kingdom of God—not just church, not just check marks, but a full, everyday, out-there adventure of worship, lifestyle, relationships, and service. It’s about living so confident in God’s eternal promises that you can live every moment at His complete disposal, deployed by His Spirit to make creative, courageous inroads into the heart of a dying culture. Join the army of fellow followers who are rescuing lives, changing assumptions, and subverting by God’s grace a world gone horribly...read more

  • Rob King

    Sometimes Christians--even those of us who have been following Jesus for a long time--have a sense of something missing. We feel that we should be more comfortable and confident in our relationship with God. We wonder, Shouldn't I be more capable, peaceful, joyful, and spiritual? We are hungry for more. Pastors Rob King and Eric Ferris explore this longing of "something missing" in their effective and inspirational new release by explaining how you can experience an ongoing, renewable, increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit...read more

  • Tez Brooks

    Authentic, down-to-earth wisdom from one dad to another. This much-needed guidebook addresses the spiritual and emotional health of fathers, as well as their financial and practical arrangements. Using the experience of his own divorce and the real-life stories of other single dads, The Single Dad Detour is a humorous and invaluable companion for single dads at all stages of their...read more

  • Perry Stone

    The undeniable power of praying women In the Bible, God cannot resist the prayer of a godly woman, and a godly woman cannot resist communicating with God. Women’s prayers have tremendous power to touch the heart of God, move the hand of God, change the mind of God, and attract the favor of God. In Scarlet Threads, Perry Stone takes you on a tour of the prayer life of several women of the Bible to show you how to effectively pray for your family. Focusing on the story of Rahab, whose covenant with God was symbolized by a scarlet thread hanging from her window, he provides specific, practical prayers and examples that will help you access your spiritual authority to keep your...read more

  • Randy Hemphill

    God is the ultimate restoration expert. He is inviting you to join Him in a process . . . a process of restoration and freedom. There comes a time in every man’s journey with God where tips and techniques simply do not work. The Restored Man is not another book to read or religious box to check. It is a practical, life changing path for every man to take into to a deeper and healthier relationship with God and others. This process helps explore four key areas of restoration in a man’s life: Know God as Father Know Your Self Live in Brokenness Walk With God The results of this process are measurable. Stop trying to change a behavior, and let God buff out the rough edges of the...read more

  • Drew Moser

    Discerning a calling is a messy undertaking. You are already involved in many good things now, even as you are being called to many good things in your future. The good life?good work, good relationships, good citizenship, good faith?is to be enjoyed now and pursued on every horizon. We are living out the Kingdom of God even as we seek it. Ready or Not is a much-needed resource for young people on exploring the complexity of vocation in empowering, not prescriptive, ways. After exploring four foundational questions for emerging adulthood?Who is God? Who am I? How have I been shaped? What are my contexts??you will work through interactive chapters covering the contours of adulthood,...read more

  • J.D. Payne

    Today, the mission of the church faces more challenges than ever before. From poverty to globalization, and the increased presence of pornography in our day-to-day lives, today’s world is filled with pressures that challenge our faith. While the church does not have control over the issues facing each generation, her response to them is a matter of kingdom stewardship.In Pressure Points, J.D. Payne gets to the heart of twelve of the most important challenges we face today, raising awareness of realities that will influence the church for decades to come. J. D. helps us understand how we can prevent these global issues from pushing the church off her biblical moorings. Pressure...read more

  • Ted McLyman

    Apexx Behavioral Solutions CEO Ted McLyman presents a compelling story about how behavior drives money decisions and that the common wisdom about personal finance is wrong. Building on over thirty-five years of experience as a leader, educator, financial advisor and business owner McLyman offers a refreshing new approach to money management. Money Makes Me Crazy: A Prescription for Money Sanity draws on his vast understanding of behavioral finance to explore why we continually make bad money choices. This audio book offers a light and entertaining account of how our human nature conspires against us when we make money...read more

  • Tim Stafford

    You believe God can still do miracles, but how do you know which stories are true? A blind man suddenly sees. A lame man gets up and walks. A little boy is raised from the dead. You believe the Biblical accounts that these miracles happened, but do you believe eyewitness reports that miracles still happen today? Between shady faith healers, weeping madonnas, and gimmicks like holy land water, it’s difficult—even foolish—to believe every miracle account we hear. So how do we discount the fakes without missing out on the real miracles in the process? Award-winning journalist Tim Stafford shares captivating stories of modern-day miracles, wrestling over what is credible and...read more

  • Ben Sciacca

    It's hard to talk about race and reconciliation. It helps to have a story we can all wrap our heads around... Jim fumbled for the door lock, but it was too late. Malik had jumped inside. Malik didn’t remember pulling the gun out of his waistband, but now it was pointed straight at Jim. “C’mon, man!” Malik yelled as he half-ducked under the dash. “They’re gonna kill me! Get us outta here!” So begins a night of tension, anxiety, and difficult conversations for Malik, a young black man from the inner city, and Jim, a middle-aged white man from the suburbs. Brought together by tragic circumstances, they must learn to trust each other...read more

  • Stephen Arterburn

    Lose It for Life is a uniquely balanced program that not only deals with the physical issues of overeating but also focuses on the emotional, mental, and often-missed spiritual factors related to weight loss to help readers achieve permanent...read more

  • Austin Gutwein

    God doesn't need your help. But He definitely wants it. Let’s face it. God is God, and there isn’t a single problem in the universe that He can’t solve. But the fact is, God gave each of us unique talents for a reason. When we offer up the gifts He’s given us, He will transform them into something bigger than we could have ever imagined. He might even work a miracle, like turning one lunch into a meal for 5,000 people. Or turning Austin Gutwein’s favorite hobby into an international AIDS relief organization. What gifts do you have to offer? Discover your gifts and see what plans God has for...read more

  • Travis Thrasher

    When Beth Thompson’s only son, James, goes missing in action in Afghanistan, she is left with her prayers, hopes, fears... and letters. Mother and son have been writing since boot camp. James writes of his struggle to become a confident soldier and of his concern for his young wife and their unborn child. Beth, like any mom, praises her son’s courage even as she frets for his safety. Even after James disappears, Beth is comforted by a daily ritual of writing him about her feelings, faith, and attempts to maintain a normal life when nothing is really normal but the waiting. Based on platinum-selling singer Mark Schultz’s hit song “Letters from War,” this...read more

  • Terry Felber

    A fantastic adventure of personal growth - set in 16th century Italy. Readers will meet and join young Julio, who is taken on a quest into adulthood - as his grandfather reveals mysterious family secrets.Woven through the story are 12 principles of success including:òWork Hard and God will Prosper YouòBe Meek Before God, but Bold Before MenòLive Debt-Free and Below Your MeansòSet Aside the First 10% to Honor GodThe Legend of the Monk and the Merchant will change the way you think about your career, wealth, and...read more

  • Todd G. Gongwer

    A captivating story that will help you find your purpose and leadership in life. Although he’s one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in Kentucky’s history, Steve Rocker, for the first time in his life, is falling short of expectations. His players have lost their will to win, their love for their teammates, and their passion to play. Coach Rocker’s motivational methods that have always worked before—and have resulted in his success—are now failing, and he doesn’t know why. Struggling to understand what’s happening, Coach seeks the counsel of one of his most successful friends, CEO Grant Steffin, who, while fighting his own...read more