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  • Maurice England

    We live in a culture that more and more questions authority, truth claims, and traditional beliefs. So what are we to believe about the authority and trustworthiness of a book that is thousands of years old? Is God's Word truly inerrant? How is it different from other religious texts? Why should we trust its claims?In Why Believe the Bible?, esteemed Bible teacher John MacArthur asks--and definitively answers--these questions and many more, including-Is the Bible the Word of God?-Can we prove the Bible is true?-How did the Bible come to be?-What does it mean that the Scriptures are 'inspired?'-What did Jesus believe about God's Word?-Who decided which books were part of the Bible?Skeptics,...read more

  • Maurice England

    It's no secret: churches are dying. Tragically, thousands of churches in the United States are shrinking, some closing their doors forever. The key to reversing these trends, argues Bill Henard, is for a local church to recognize where it is in the church life cycle. Unless churches intentionally do something about it, many of them will follow the same pattern: from birth, to plateau, and eventually, to death. But if a church learns to identify its place within the life cycle and embraces the necessary processes, it can return to growth. In a day when church membership has decreased, evangelistic zeal has cooled, and budgets are disappearing, ReClaimed Church is the tool that struggling...read more

  • John Macarthur

    What's the truth about spiritual warfare? Spiritual warfare is a divisive subject for today’s church. Some Christians focus solely on the immediate world around them, living as if the only real opposition to God’s people and His kingdom is the one they can see. Others take an overly aggressive stance, where confronting the enemy is a constant pursuit in their lives. John MacArthur believes the truth is found between these extremes. Standing Strong offers a balanced, biblically sound approach to spiritual warfare in the life of a believer. A trusted and renowned pastor and author, MacArthur examines key passages in God’s Word to debunk modern fallacies, define true...read more

  • Gary Chapman

    The Chapman Guide to Solving Conflicts Without Arguing provides a simple blueprint for achieving solutions to everyday disagreements without having to have a 'winner' and a 'loser.' By learning how to listen empathetically, respecting each other's ideas and feelings and understanding why some issues are so important to your spouse, not only will those daily problems be worked out successfully, but both of you will end up feeling appreciated, respected, and...read more

  • Kevin Leman

    Don’t let those cherublike faces fool you.Your smart kids have an agenda—and they’re workin’ ya.Powerful kids don’t just happen. They’re created, and their power comes in different packages. Whether loud and temperamental, quiet and sensitive, or stubborn and manipulative, powerful children can make living with them a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way.In Parenting Your Powerful Child, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman offers a practical action plan to redirect your child’s power surges into positive traits that will prepare your child for a successful, happy, and productive adult life. With these simple but...read more

  • Andrew Farley

    God without religion? Andrew Farley’s experience as a Christian was first characterized by self-effort as he tried to please God at any cost. His ruthless religion resulted in spiritual fatigue and disillusionment with church. Only then did he discover what relaxing in Jesus means and how enjoying God’s intimate presence can transform everyday life. Using a story-driven format, God without Religion dismantles common religious misconceptions, revealing: • a hopeful approach to what unites us rather than what divides us • the true meaning of walking by the Spirit • the facts about judgment, rewards, and God’s discipline • the problem with the popular...read more

  • John Macarthur

    Embrace the Lord's Pattern for Prayer God longs for us to spend time with Him. Yet while His invitation is extravagant, too often we struggle to spend even brief moments with our Heavenly Father. For some, action has replaced prayer. For others, requests can take priority over relationship, as we try to mold God to our desires. How did the simple act of prayer become so complicated?  Renowned pastor and author John MacArthur invites you to experience the art of prayer. Here John turns to our greatest spiritual mentor, Jesus Christ, as he takes an intimate, in-depth look at the Lord’s Prayer. Filled with fresh insights and practical tools for growth, Alone with God will...read more

  • John Macarthur

    We're facing an identity crisis. For decades our culture has tried to blur the lines between men and women, to make gender irrelevant, all in the name of equality. It’s a message that has slowly infiltrated our marriages, our homes, and even our churches. Yet instead of creating harmony, this message has only caused confusion, ultimately leading to a tragic breakdown of relationships and families. Divine Design calls us back to God’s original intent for men and women. Clearing away the cultural noise and misconceptions, author John MacArthur tackles big issues such as authority in marriage, mothers in the home, and God’s view of equality, all while exploring the innate...read more

  • John Macarthur

    Why does God allow suffering? In today’s world of convenience and comfort, suffering can seem senseless. This idea has even crept into the church, where many believe that if we make the right choices and do the right things, pain can be avoided. So it’s little wonder that when we do encounter tough situations, we face even tougher questions: Why does God allow suffering? Where is God when I’m hurting? In The Power of Suffering, renowned pastor and author John MacArthur takes an in-depth, honest look at the reality of pain and hurt in the life of a believer. Filled with rich biblical truths and fresh insights, this study explores how God ultimately uses suffering for good...read more

  • Erwin W Lutzer

    Tornadoes. Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Why does God allow such disasters to happen? Our hearts ache when we remember the hundreds of thousands of people left homeless and without hope when Hurricane Katrina crashed against the Gulf Coast. Or the staggering death toll in Japan after the island's earthquake and tsunami swept away entire villages. Whether we see the devastating accounts of a natural disaster in the news or personally face a catastrophe, we find ourselves asking, are these truly the acts of a loving and compassionate God? In An Act of God? (an updated edition of the previously published Where Was God?), pastor and bestselling author Erwin W. Lutzer tackles this tough...read more

  • Gary Chapman

    “My husband and I can’t seem to agree on anything.” “You spent how much?” “My wife’s parents are driving me crazy!” “You never listen to me!” Let’s face it—even the best of marriages hit an occasional bump in the road now and then. The secret to marital bliss lies in how you and your spouse handle those bumps. In Happily Ever After, Dr. Gary Chapman, the man who wrote on how husbands and wives can effectively love one another, shows couples how to successfully navigate the six most common problems they face: fighting fair, negotiating change, managing money, raising kids, maintaining a healthy sex life, and getting...read more

  • David Jeremiah

    “Do not be afraid. I am bringing you good news that will be a great joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born. . . . He is Christ, the Lord.” Luke 2:10–11 NCV You’ve heard the Christmas story time and again. Perhaps it seems there’s nothing new to discover. Take another look, a closer gaze, at the details that reveal God’s love in the gift of a baby who would forever change the world. Six beloved Christian authors — Max Lucado, John Maxwell, Jack Hayford, Bill Hybels, David Jeremiah, and Rick Warren — share from a unique perspective and help you hear afresh the message God wants to whisper to your heart during this holiday. God loves you. God is with you. God...read more

  • Dave Burchett

    Amazing (furry) lessons from a dog’s life You’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, grace, and long walks in the park.Hannah was Dave Burchett’s best friend. He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. (How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once, he’ll never know.)So when he first learned of Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, Dave decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    It's time for the annual Corn Maze Festival. The farm is bursting with activity. Cluck! Whack! The chickens build a fence around the cornfield. Moo! Thwack! The cows give the barn a fresh coat of paint. Thump. Quack! Duck builds the ticket booth for the hot-air balloon ride. Everyone is excited. Well, Duck is not excited exactly. But he has a plan. As Farmer Brown designs the corn maze for the festival, Duck does some designing of his own. Guess who's in for a big...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats. There are big surprises in store for Farmer...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    Santa comes to the barnyard in this holiday addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Peep! Farmer Brown is busy decorating his home in preparation for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve! But once again, Duck has gotten the whole barnyard stuck in quite a predicament! Will anyone be able to un-stuck Duck and save...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    Happy first birthday, Little Duck! Everyone wants to look their best for the party. But Little Duck has never had a birthday before-so how better to learn how to prepare than to do what all the other animals do! The sheep trim their wool-so Little Duck trims her feathers. The pigs need a mud bath-so Little Duck quish and quashes, too. All over the barnyard Little Duck snips, slurps, squishes, and shimmy shakes herself ready until...WHOOPS! It's party picture time-and Little Duck is a big mess. No matter-it's not something Farmer Brown's frosted maple cake can't...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    Farmer Brown, oh-so-sleepy, has a new, adorable-and LOUD-duckling to deal with in this addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Boo! There's more trouble on the farm, but Duck has nothing to do with it, for once. This time the trouble is a four-ounce puff of fluff who just won't go to sleep, and whose play-with-me peeps are keeping the whole barnyard awake with him. How do you get a baby duck to hit the hay? Poor Farmer Brown will find out-and Duck might just find himself in trouble after...read more

  • Doreen Cronin

    It's Valentine's Day, and on the farm that means a Valentine's party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and she hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck's many decorations to the barn...but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Perhaps she's just what the party...read more

  • Tom Paterson

    Discover the true purpose of your life with a patented nine-step process.  In Deeper, Richer, Fuller, Tom Paterson, world-renowned business strategist, inventor, and mentor, demonstrates how Christians can become everyday saints, learning to love and help others by living out God’s purpose. Through Paterson’s patented LifePlan process you can identify important milestones in your spiritual journey, discover your spiritual roadblocks, create a life of joyous fulfillment, and deepen your relationship with God. Peppered with personal stories from a lifetime of interactions with world and spiritual leaders—from U.S. presidents to Walt Disney to famous...read more