Boundaries with Kids – Cloud & Townsend
RELATIONSHIPS: Addresses the critical issues involved in learning when to say “Yes and when to say No” to help your children gain control of their lives. For anyone in a parenting or teaching role, helping children learn responsibility is a key issue. From temper tantrums and attitude problems, to drugs and sex, learning limits and becoming responsible is a major part of growing up. Boundaries With Kids helps grown-ups teach children how to become stewards of their lives, behaviour, and values by establishing healthy boundaries with them..
The Circle Maker – Mark Batterson
PRAYER: Would knowing that your prayers will be answered change the way you pray? In The Circle Maker, Pastor Mark Batterson shares powerful insights from the true legend of Honi the Circle Maker, a believer who prayed miracles would happen to the people of God — and then they fell from the heavens like rain. Honi and Mark Batterson will help you bring your God-given dreams into being through bold, tenacious prayers that honour God and make the impossible come true.
Communicating for a Change – Andy Stanley & Lane Jones
PREACHING & TEACHING: When you talk, are people changed? Written in two parts, the first illustrates key principles in story form; the second sees Andy Stanley teach through his simple approach to communicating a message in a clear, focussed and effective manner that facilitates the main objective: changed lives.
Deep & Wide – Andy Stanley
CHURCH LEADERSHIP: With surprising candour and transparency, pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split. But that’s just the beginning… Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for ‘creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend.’ Andy writes, ‘Our goal is to create weekend experiences so compelling and helpful that even the most sceptical individuals in our community would walk away with every intention of returning the following week…with a friend!’ Dealing with issues of strategy, communicating to both churched and unchurched in the same audience, North Point’s spiritual formation (discipleship) model and how to transition a church from an inward focussed to attractional model, Andy Stanley’s book is informative and challenging. You may not agree with it all, but it will make you challenge why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Essential Guide to Healing – Bill Johnson & Randy Clark
HEALING: The Bible is full of accounts of miraculous healing. And God is moving as amazingly today as he was back then. Thousands are being healed all over the world–and his children are part of it. For the first time, premier renewal leaders Bill Johnson and Randy Clark team up to equip Christians to minister healing. Grounded from start to finish in Scripture, Johnson and Clark lay out the rich theological and historical foundation for healing in the church today. Full of inspiring stories, this book offers practical, proven, step-by-step guidance to ministering healing, including how to understand the authority of the believer in healing, create an atmosphere of faith, receive words of knowledge and implement the five-step model of healing prayer. The ministry of healing is not reserved for a select few. God’s miraculous healing is part of the Good News–and every believer can become a conduit for his healing power.
Just Like Jesus – Max Lucado
PERSONAL GROWTH: God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus. Can you think of a better offer? Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to do away with yours. Jesus had no fears; God wants the same for you. Jesus had no anxiety about death; you needn’t either. God’s desire, his plan, his ultimate goal is to make you into the image of Christ. But how does this change occur? And why does the change seem so slow? If God wants me to be just like Jesus, why do I still seem just like me? In Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado helps you answer these questions. He helps you understand God’s wonderful ways of transformation. Would you like to know more? Then read on. And remember: God loves you just way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
Never Blink in a Hailstorm – McKenna
LEADERSHIP: Leadership can be an exhilarating experience. But it also has its challenges. Leaders who cast visions, explore options, and take risks are also restricted by legal, ethical, organizational, and positional boundaries. When it comes to testing these boundaries, experience is key. Author David L. McKenna is a leadership expert with over thirty years of experience in leadership roles. Building off of his administrative positions at a variety of colleges and seminaries, McKenna now introduces fourteen maxims that all leaders should read. Drawing examples from the ultimate leader, Jesus Christ, McKenna imparts practical advice like, “Never hide behind a gas mask” and “Never play God.” The advice in these short, catchy chapters will provide clarity and wisdom for pastors, church leaders, and any Christian who serves in a leadership role.
Our Eyes Fixed on Jesus – Guy Chevreau
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Bestselling author Guy Chevreau contends that spiritual warfare is more about worship than it is about war. He has written this book because he believes that there are some seriously skewed views on spiritual warfare in the Church today and hopes to bring a degree of balance. The basis for this book is the authors belief that we should mainly be focusing our attention on Jesus – all that He is and all He means to us – and also on the biblical truths about who we are in Christ – the authority God gives us as believers and the great promises of protection the Bible offers. We should not spend an inordinate amount of time and energy focusing on the devil and his demonic schemes. Rather we should only given them peripheral attention, choosing instead to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12).
Out from the Rough – Guy Chevreau
A NOVEL: Loss * Betrayal * Grief * Friendship * Courage * Forgiveness * HOPE. One man’s journey begins on a driving range, and takes him to some of the finest golf courses on three continents. But it’s the surprise encounters in coffee shops, airplane seats and an AIDS orphanage in southern Malawi that enable him to re-invent his life. His heart’s odyssey may well change the way you think. Sean Foley, PGA Tour Coach: “Guy Chevreau is a great friend of mine. He is a learned man and a philosopher of the highest order. In this novel, his love for the game of golf and interest in the human experience is woven into a spiritual narrative on the true microcosm of life: the game of golf. I love books that you can read eight times and find new meaning each time. This book is one of them.”
The Anointing – RT Kendall
HOLY SPIRIT: Do you have a fear of being a “has-been?” Although you may long to be blessed by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, R.T. Kendall believes it is possible to abuse this anointing – and become yesterday’s man or woman. This happens by trying to move outside your calling and capabilities, for example, or even through impatience. Drawing on the Bible, especially the lives of Saul, Samuel and David, as well as his own experience, he helps you to identify your current usefulness and urges you to seek a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit each day. God wants to give His anointing to everyone. But have you stepped into your fullness and potential? Don’t let your past ruin what God has for you today. Don’t be too busy to hear His voice. Learn how to wait patiently for God’s perfect timing and the promotion that will be here tomorrow. The fresh anointing is available to you…right now.
The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread – Richard Booker
BLOOD COVENANT: The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread is one of most profound books on the blood of Christ ever written. From Genesis to Revelation, the scarlet thread is woven through every book of the Bible. The Miracle of the Scarlet Thread reveals God’s order, sheds light on the Old Testament and demonstrates in clear language how the Old Testament and New Testament fit together.
Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters – David Kinnaman (from the Barna Group) & Gabe Lyons
CHRISTIANITY & CULTURE: Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong – Christianity has an image problem. Using descriptions like “hypocritical,” “insensitive,” and “judgmental,” young Americans share an impression of Christians that’s nothing short of . . . unChristian. Ground-breaking research into the perceptions of sixteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. The surprising details of the study, commissioned by Fermi Project and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian. Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christlike manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture.