Christian Living

A Little Book on Joy

A Little Book on Joy
$13.99
The author embarks on a quest to rediscover the joy of being a Christian. It is perfect for use with the Bible because it has study questions that follow each chapter. It is also a prayer guide for "The Great Ninety Days of Joy after Joy." Daily Texts with Prayers to Gladden the Heart from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost makes this book a perfect devotional guide for Lent and Easter.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758631152
Publication Date: 
2011-07-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America

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$14.99
Seances, Ouija boards, interactions with ghosts, practicing Voodoo, and summoning demonsthese are just some of the real-life confessions people have shared with author Rev. Robert Bennett. In many cases, these experiences led to horrifying hallucinations and even schizophrenia. But these are things that comprise spirituality for many Americans.
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9780758649393
Publication Date: 
2016-01-05
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Being Lutheran

Being Lutheran
$14.99
Why are you Lutheran? It's a valid question in this modern age of denominations, distinctions, and choices.
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9780758651785
Publication Date: 
2016-05-02
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition

Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, Third Edition
$16.00
In the face of continuing advances in medical research and treatment, bioethics remains a serious ongoing social concern. For nearly two decades Gilbert Meilaender's Bioethics has offered discerning Christian guidance on a wide range of pressing issues in medical ethics.
Now in its third edition, Meilaender's Bioethics covers abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic research, suicide and euthanasia, human experimentation -- and much more -- in language that is theologically informed, straightforward, and clear. This new edition includes updated information throughout and an added discussion of the need to protect Christian conscience in the practice of medicine.
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9780802867704
Publication Date: 
2013-01-06
Publisher: 
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Blessed: God's Gift of Love

Blessed: God's Gift of Love
$12.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758651822
Publication Date: 
2016-06-01

Broken: Seven Christian Rules about Christian Rules That Every Christian Ought to Break

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$17.99
There are two kinds of spirituality in the world. One is wrong and one is right. One is false and one is true. This book examines seven of the most common spiritual traditions and how these man-made traditions use speculation, mysticism, and moralism to break Christianity. These seven Christian rules that every Christian ought to break are taught as if they were doctrine, but are nothing more than the traditions of men.
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9780758631015
Publication Date: 
2012-12-05
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Children (Not the Adults) of God

Children (Not the Adults) of God
$13.50
· Why does God call us His children?

· Why does He not refer to us as His adults?

· What is the connection between our relationship with our children and God’s relationship with us?

Using true-life illustrations from everyday experiences with children, each chapter forms a devotional that helps you understand your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Smile, cry, and ponder as these uncanny parallels paint vivid pictures of adults as God’s children. Each insight explores our amazing and wonderful relationship with Him.

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9781579214463
Publication Date: 
2002-06-15
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Winepress Publishing

Choir Immortal

Choir Immortal
$12.99
The saints of Zion unite to celebrate a wedding - two of their own are marrying! Their collective joy is short-lived, however, as the realities of life in this world intrude. Pastor Fletcher, Emily, Mrs. Schienber, Alice, and the rest of Zion's quirky flock return to this follow up novel of House of Living Stones.
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9780758650290
Publication Date: 
2015-09-02
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Communicating for Life: Christian Stewardship in Community and Media

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$22.00
We are responsible for how we communicate, for what we communicate, and for how our communication affects others. In this discerning introduction to communication theory, Quentin Schultze guides readers through an interesting, creative, and spiritual study of communication. Rooted in a Christian worldview, Communicating for Life explores the implications of individual human communication and the influence of communication on community.
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9780801022371
Publication Date: 
2000-09-01
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Baker Academic

Confession and Forgiveness

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$14.99
This book defines that sources of conflict between individuals and in the local congregation and sho....
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758600639
Publication Date: 
2002-12-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing

Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age

Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age
$25.99
In this gripping expose of our cyber-centric, attention-deficient life, journalist Maggie Jackson argues that we are eroding our capacity for deep attention the building block of intimacy, wisdom, and cultural progress. The implications for a healthy society are stark.
Despite our wondrous technologies and scientific advances, we are nurturing a culture of diffusion and detachment. With our attention scattered among the beeps and pings of a push-button world, we are less and less able to pause, reflect, and deeply connect.
In her sweeping quest to unravel the nature of attention and detail its losses, Jackson introduces us to scientists, cartographers, marketers, educators, wired teens, and even roboticists. She offers us a compelling wake-up call, an adventure story, and reasons for hope.
As the author shows, neuroscience is just now decoding the workings of attention, with its three pillars of focus, awareness, and judgment, and revealing how these skills can be shaped and taught. This is exciting news for all of us living in an age of overload.
Pull over, hit the pause button, and prepare for an eye-opening journey. More than ever, we cannot afford to let distraction become the marker of our time."
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9781591026235
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01
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Ethics of Sex: From Taboo to Delight

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$16.99
Christian beliefs about biblical manhood and womanhood, sex, and marriage have always and will always be definitively countercultural. This gives the church on earth every reason to pipe up during discussions on topics of sexual ethics. When truth is left unmentioned or defended, everyone suffers all the more.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758651655
Publication Date: 
2017-01-27
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Executioner's Redemption: A Story of Violence, Death, and Saving Grace

Executioner's Redemption: A Story of Violence, Death, and Saving Grace
$14.99
This is the gritty account of one mans journey from executioner to pastor. While working in the Texas penitentiary system, Timothy Carter executed more death-row inmates than anyone else in United States history. This powerful story follows Carters transformation from cold-hearted prison guard to new believer wrestling with church and state authority. A story that readers will not soon forget, it injects a much-needed voice into the discussion of the sword of the state versus the Sword of the Spirit, and how that manifests in the modern Christians understanding of capital punishment.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758652591
Publication Date: 
2016-02-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Family Vocation: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood

Family Vocation: God's Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood
$15.99

What does it mean to be called as a husband, a wife, a parent, a child?

How does the grace of the gospel impact how we carry out these particular callings?

How does God's presence address the struggles that our own family faces?

Gene Veith joins forces with his daughter Mary Moerbe to explore these kinds of questions in light of Christian vocation and its applications for family life. They show how the Christian faith is lived out precisely in our ordinary relationships, and how a biblical understanding can equip us to move away from common confusions and dysfunctions to persevere in love.

Written with sensitivity and wisdom, Family Vocation addresses the perennial problems and joys of family life and provides a compelling paradigm for creating loving families in the face of cultural pressure.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781433524066
Publication Date: 
2012-02-29
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Crossway Books

Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

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$13.95
A key comic writer of the past three decades has created his most heartfelt and hard-hitting book. Father Joe is Tony Hendra's inspiring true story of finding faith, friendship, and family through the decades-long influence of a surpassingly wise Benedictine monk named Father Joseph Warrillow.
Like everything human, it started with sex. In 1955, fourteen-year-old Tony found himself entangled with a married Catholic woman. In Cold War England, where Catholicism was the subject of news stories and Graham Greene bestsellers, Tony was whisked off by the woman's husband to see a priest and be saved.
Yet what he found was a far cry from the priests he'd known at Catholic school, where boys were beaten with belts or set upon by dogs. Instead, he met Father Joe, a gentle, stammering, ungainly Benedictine who never used the words "wrong" or "guilt," who believed that God was in everyone and that "the only sin was selfishness." During the next forty years, as his life and career drastically ebbed and flowed, Tony discovered that his visits to Father Joe remained the one constant in his life--the relationship that, in the most serious sense, saved it.
From the fifties and his adolescent desire to join an abbey himself; to the sixties, when attending Cambridge and seeing the satire of Beyond the Fringe convinced him to change the world with laughter, not prayer; to the seventies and successful stints as an original editor of National Lampoon and a writer of Lemmings, the off-Broadway smash that introduced John Belushi and Chevy Chase; to professional disaster after co-creating the legendary English series Spitting Image; from drinking to drugs, from a failed first marriage to a successful second and the miracle of parenthood--the years only deepened Tony's need for the wisdom of his other and more real father, creating a bond that could not be broken, even by death.
A startling departure for this acclaimed satirist, Father Joe is a sincere account of how Tony Hendra learned to love. It's the story of a whole generation looking for a way back from mockery and irony, looking for its own Father Joe, and a testament to one of the most charismatic mentors in modern literature.
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9780812972344
Publication Date: 
2005-05-31
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Random House Trade

Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian - Milestones

Final Victory: Contemplating the Death and Funeral of a Christian - Milestones
$9.99
This is one of the four books intended to address the spiritual needs of Christians during milestone events of life.

The death of a Christian is an important event as we receive all that God has promised, however grief and sorrow often hinder this thinking.

Final Victory: Gives the pastor or Christian counselor a theologically sound, organized way to briefly present the hope and comfort of Scripture. Provides resources to help the pastor and mourner make and record the decisions of what will constitute the details of the funeral service. Provides a source of comfort in the days after the funeral for loved ones.
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9780758616364

God in the Movies: A Guide for Exploring Four Decades of Film

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$21.99
This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God.

Following a format similar to Barsotti and Johnston's successful Finding God in the Movies, this completely new book covers different films spanning four decades. This engaging resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, discussion questions, film stills, recommended film clips, and more, serving as a treasure chest for hours of film viewing, discussion, and ministry. Clips from the movies referenced in each chapter are available online.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587433900
Publication Date: 
2017-07-18
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Publisher: 
Brazos Press

Good News for Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do

Good News for Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do
$17.99
Like a succession of failed diet regimens, the much-touted techniques that are supposed to bring us closer to God "in our hearts" can instead make us feel anxious, frustrated, and overwhelmed. How can we meet and know God with ongoing joy rather than experiencing the Christian life as a series of guilt-inducing disappointments?

Phillip Cary explains that knowing God is a gradual, long-term process that comes through the Bible experienced in Christian community, not a to-do list designed to help us live the Christian life "right." This clearly written book covers ten things Christians don't have to do to be close to God, such as hear God's voice in their hearts, find God's will for their lives, and believe their intuitions are the Holy Spirit. Cary skillfully unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality, bringing the real good news to Christians of all ages.

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9781587432859
Publication Date: 
2012-04-05
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Brazos Press

Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today

Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today
$16.99
This book clarifies that there is no strict process for becoming spiritual. Instead, God graciously gives to us every spiritual gift that we need, beginning with the very gift of faith in Christ, our Savior. Because God has joined us to Christ, He continually comes to give us life.
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9780758613042
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Grief Observed

Grief Observed
$13.99

A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings.

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9780060652388
Publication Date: 
2015-04-21
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HarperOne

Harvest Raise

Harvest Raise
$12.99
It's summer break in Bradbury-and that means cookouts, cornfields, and county fairs! But at Zion Lutheran Church, the changes and chances of life don't take a vacation. Pastor Fletcher must learn to share the parsonage bathroom. Mrs. Scheinberg must face the fact that not every problem can be solved by pie. And when a beloved member makes a life-altering announcement, the entire congregation must trust more than their crops to the Lord of the harvest.
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9780758654731
Publication Date: 
2017-06-13
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Has American Christianity Failed?

Has American Christianity Failed?
$16.99
American Christianity has many strengths. It is earnest, takes the Bible seriously, and waits eagerly for the Lord Jesus to return. It strives to make the world a better place. But, in the end, American Christianity and its teaching fall short of Scripture. It dilutes the Lords commandments and confuses the Lords promises, and the result is that churches are full of confusion and Christians dont receive the full comfort that Jesus intends for His people.
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9780758649416
Publication Date: 
2016-08-05
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

He Remembers the Barren

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$14.95
He Remembers the Barren is a tender conversation with women in the church who wrestle with the issue of barrenness in marriage. Addressing questions frequently asked by those struggling with infertility, the author walks alongside the readers, relaying personal stories to both encourage and support those who are suffering. Issues such as control of our bodies, family planning, and the source of conception are examined through a theological lens, reminding the reader of her clear vocation in Christ and pointing her to the ultimate source of fruitfulness, vitality, and comfort, our Triune God.
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9781613270011
Publication Date: 
2011-12-24
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Lutheran Legacy Pub.

Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church

Hidden Power of Electronic Culture: How Media Shapes Faith, the Gospel, and Church
$18.99

Doing Church in a Media-Drenched Culture It has been said, "the future is now." From cell phones to mp3 players to the Internet, no previous age has seen such profound change manifested so quickly. But these thrilling, dizzying transformations are forcing the church to decide where it fits in all this progress. Shane Hipps presents the promise and peril of the emerging culture and its relationship to the emerging church. Looking beyond the details of what's happening in communities of faith, Hipps analyzes the broader impact of technology and media on the church while engaging readers with questions such as: - Is media/technology value-neutral? - How has technology changed the way we think about Scripture, community, and worship? - What cultural opportunities has the church missed? - How should the church position itself to take advantage of coming cultural trends? Providing both history and prophecy, The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture invites us to engage new cultural realities while staying connected to our spiritual heritage.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780310262749
Publication Date: 
2006-01-01
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Holy People, Holy Lives

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$18.99
Enables church professionals and lay people to understand the issues involved in bioethical decisions, especially relating to medical technology. A guide for making God-pleasing decisions.
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9780570052555
Publication Date: 
2000-12-31
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House