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  • Jim Cymbala

    In an era laced with worry about the present and cynicism about the future, in a climate in which we’ve grown tired of hoping for miracles and wary of trumped-up claims that only disappoint, comes a confident reminder that God has not fallen asleep. He has not forgotten his people nor retreated into semi-retirement. On the contrary, he is ready to respond to real faith wherever he finds it. Pastor Jim Cymbala insists that faith is more than mental assent to some core beliefs. Fresh faith is not a magic formula that operates by believing hard and long enough to get what you want from God. Neither does it involve obeying a set of rules and laws so that you can struggle your way to...read more

  • Dr. John Townsend

    Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage. Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries are the 'property lines' that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in place, a good marriage can become better, and a less-than-satisfying one can even be saved. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show couples how to apply the 10 laws of boundaries that can make a real difference in relationships. They help husbands and wives...read more

  • Bob P. Buford

    Thousands of readers have found an exciting new vision for the second half of life in the bestselling book, Halftime. Bob Buford showed us that we aren't experiencing a midlife crisis that's winding us down to our retirement years, but a break in the game that can prepare us for the most exciting half of life. In Game Plan, Buford gives you a practical way to move from success to significance and create an individual strategy that can get you where you want to be five . . . ten . . . twenty . . . thirty . . . or more years from now. If you sense it's time for a positive change in your life, Game Plan gives you the tools to uncover your best self, aim for your highest dreams, and make...read more

  • Lee Strobel

    Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God. Who was he really? And how can you know for sure? Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including: Eyewitness Evidence--Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted? Scientific Evidence--What does archaeology...read more

  • Dr. John Townsend

    Revitalize your relationships, put an end to getting burned--and start enjoying the healthy, balanced connection everyone wants and needs. Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships where things have gone wrong. You may have experienced being judged, manipulated controlled, or worse. The impact of being with an unsafe person can be damaging to your confidence, your trust in others, and even your health. And what's more, we either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over, or else simply give up on trying to have great, authentic relationships again.  Why do we choose the wrong people to get involved with? Is it possible to change? And if so, where does one...read more

  • Jim Cymbala

    The times are urgent, God is on the move, now is the moment to . . . ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people -- to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion. Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Twenty-five years ago, his own church, the 6,000-strong Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray . . . and God began to move . . . and street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed by the love of Christ. The story of what happened to this broken-drown church in one of America's meanest neighborhoods points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church...read more

  • Jim Cymbala

    God Is Searching for People to BlessJim Cymbala believes that God plays "favorites"-that certain people experience his blessings more abundantly than others. Have these people learned a formula or a simple technique that will guarantee his blessing? Or is there something more profound at work in their lives?This unabridged audio edition of The Life God Blesses points out that God is constantly searching for people to bless. He's not looking for men and women with special talents or unusual intelligence or great strength but for those who possess a certain kind of heart. Find out how to have a heart that God cannot resist and you will become a channel of his blessing for your family, your...read more

  • Jim Cymbala

    The Times Are UrgentGod Is on the MoveNow Is the Moment to ...ask God to ignite his fire in your soul! Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people-to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion.Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Thirty-five years ago his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray ... God began to move ... street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed by the love of Christ ... and today they are more than ten thousand strong.The story of what happened to this broken-down church in one of America's toughest neighborhoods points the way to new spiritual vitality...read more

  • Jim Cymbala

    Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church has taught the people of his church about believing in God and his mighty power for their present-day lives and the mission of their church. He continued that teaching nationally in his best-selling books, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire and Fresh Faith, which told about the transforming power of God's love to convert prostitutes, addicts, the homeless, black people, white people, professional people, and working people. Now Cymbala continues to spread the word about the power of God's Holy Spirit in the lives of people who seek Him. Fresh faith is available to His church as God's people desire the Holy Spirit's constant infilling. Cymbala's...read more

  • Henry Cloud

    A down-to-earth plan to help us recover from the wounds of the past and grow more and more into the image of God. Many of us struggle with anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of inadequacy. We know that God created us in his image, but how can we be loving when we feel burned out? How can we be free when we struggle with addiction? Will we ever enjoy the complete healing God promises? Combining his professional expertise and personal experience, renowned psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud guides us through four basic ways to become joy-filled, mature followers of Christ: - Connect more deeply with others - Separate from others in healthy ways - Understand the good and the bad in...read more

  • Lee Strobel

    Was God telling the truth when he said, 'You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart'? In The Case for Faith, bestselling author, journalist, and former atheist Lee Strobel turns his investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief in God--the eight 'heart barriers' to faith: - 'Since evil and suffering exist, a loving God cannot' - 'Since miracles contradict science, they cannot be true' - 'Evolution explains life, so God isn't needed' - 'God isn't worthy of worship if he kills innocent children' - 'It's offensive to claim Jesus is the only way to God' - 'A loving God would never torture people in Hell' - 'Church history is...read more

  • Bob P. Buford

    Since the release of Halftime in 1994, more than 150,000 people have purchased that book and begun a journey from success to significance. In a way that no one could have predicted, Halftime started a widespread movement viewing midlife as an opportunity rather than a crisis. It helped men and women between the ages of 35 and 50 realize they may have another thirty years of active, vibrant living ahead of them. And, according to author Buford, retirement is not the optimal option. But now, many of the people who began the journey from success to significance have found themselves sidetracked, stuck in the middle of their transition. Stuck in Halftime coaches readers how to get past...read more

  • Bob P. Buford

    For thousands of readers in their thirties and forties, Bob Buford's best-selling book Halftime has proved a wise guide for the special challenges of midlife. This audio version shares principles that can help you move from success to the significance you're looking for in life's second half. If you're at the transition, Buford invites you to take a personal 'halftime': time to reevaluate who you are, what you have to offer God's kingdom -- and what it will take to make your coming years most rewarding. In tape two, Buford helps you set in motion the principles described in Halftime. Game Plan discusses how a personal strategy can help you maximize the impact you were designed for. You'll...read more