FREE TODAY – In last night’s posting, I introduced you to Greg Stier, the person that I believe is more passionate about reaching this generation of students with the Gospel than anyone else I know.
This past fall, Stier wrote the book Firing Jesus. It’s a short e-book with the following premise:
Would Jesus Make the Cut at Your Church?
Here’s the setting.
Three-and-a-half months ago JC Davidson was hired as the youth leader at Spring Valley Church. But his unorthodox approach to youth ministry has raised more than a few eyebrows and stirred up controversy. An emergency meeting is called to force the issue of whether he should stay or be let go. The book explores the reactions, political maneuvering and ministry approach in a way that gets you thinking, “Could this happen at my church?”
Firing Jesus takes you on an imaginary journey into how Jesus might lead as a youth pastor in the 21st Century…and one potential response for how the church might react.
This free download is available for all reading devices at Dare 2 Share’s website. Download your copy here. When you do, you will also receive the bi-weekly e-zine “energize”, specially designed for youth leaders to give you ongoing help, tips and encouragement as you seek to make disciples who make disciples.
FREE TODAY – I think of Janette Oke as the “godmother” of Christian historical fiction. For years, Oke, a best-selling Christian author, has told compelling stories in a way that brings readers into the historical context.
Her stories are fused with adventure, faith in God, great story telling and pure romance that leave readers feeling like their faith has grown stronger.
The Calling of Emily Evans, was originally published in 1990. I remember purchasing the book as a gift for my wife when we were dating. It is book number one in Oke’s Women of the West series of books.
The book tells the story of Emily. Here is Amazon’s description.
She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman? Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God’s will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men. She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community–alone. When Emily arrives at her new assignment, she is disappointed to find the church building in disrepair. After many days of hard work fixing it up, she announces her first service and is once again disappointed, this time in the size of her congregation. Is her faith strong enough to stand against the local doubters and myriad challenges that will test her calling?
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Book 2 – Julia’s Last Hope
Book 3 – Roses for Mama
Book 4 – A Woman Named Damaris
Book 5 – They Called Her Mrs. Doc
Book 6 – The Measure of a Heart
Book 7 – A Bride for Donnigan
Book 8 – Heart of the Wilderness
Book 9 – Too Long a Stranger
Book 10 – The Bluebird and the Sparrow
Book 11 – A Gown of Spanish Lace
Book 12 – Drums of Change
FREE TODAY – [OFFER EXPIRED: NOW $2.99] Ryan Pelton’s, 40 Days With Jesus: Cultivating Habits of the Heart, takes readers on a 40 day spiritual journey towards deeper intimacy with God.
The book is really an introduction to spiritual disciplines. Amazon describes it this way:
40 Days with Jesus is an introduction to the spiritual disciplines/habits necessary to grow in intimacy with God. Habits such as Bible reading, prayer, evangelism, repentance, worship, and service.
Many people bemoan that their spiritual lives seem dry and empty. It does not have to be this way. God has given us spiritual means – to find a way out of the desert into the waters of God’s grace.
40 Days with Jesus, exists to answer such questions as: How does spiritual growth happen? What can hurt our spiritual growth? What practices has God given us to grow spiritually? How is intimacy with God possible? How can we love our neighbors? How can we make a difference in the world? Who is Jesus?
What could happen if we took 40 days to walk with Jesus by using the spiritual habits? What might we learn? What might change in us?
Spiritual maturity is slow and a life long process.Take 40 days and discover the God who made you, loves you, died for you, and wants you to grow to be more like Him.
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FREE TODAY – Lynn Austin’s God’s & Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah’s mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. This is the first book of Lynn Austin’s Chronicles of the Kings series.
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The book may be dated (originally published in 1984), but the stories are not.
There are those who question whether someone can be a person of faith and a scientist. In 1984, Moody Press published Scientists Who Believe: 21 Tell Their Own Stories, a book which told the stories of 21 scientists who had achieved career fulfillment in the sciences, yet found further fulfillment through faith in Jesus Christ. The book was edited by David Fisher and Eric Barrett with a forward by Warren Wiersbe.
Even today, this book is used by science teachers to debunk the notion that Scripture and science are not compatible.
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Trip Lee is better known as a Christian rap artist than he is as an author. This book may change all of that. In The Good Life, Lee disputes the notion that the good life is all about material things. Here is Amazon’s description of this book, which is garnering huge praise from the likes of Matt Chandler, Mark Dever, Kirk Franklin, Kevin DeYoung, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Lecrae.
Nicer car, bigger house, whatever your heart desires. Everybody wants to live The Good Life. But what happens when dreams become nightmares and the promise of freedom leads to a life of imprisonment? What happens when you discover that all that’s gold loses its glitter? Maybe the rich and famous aren’t living The Good Life. Maybe our dreams are rooted in lies. And maybe, just maybe those who have less really have more. What is The Good Life…really?
In this book, titled after his acclaimed fourth album, The Good Life, Christian rap artist and author, Trip Lee, unveils what the world, the flesh and the devil promote as the ultimate and most satisfying life. He then explains what The Good Life really is: a life within our reach and yet beyond anything this world has to offer. Imagine: The Good Life.
Think you can’t learn from a rap star? Think again! Download your copy here.