Christian Living

Inseparable: Five Perspectives on Sex, Life, and Love in Defense of Humanae Vitae

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Inseparable: Five Perspectives on Sex, Life, and Love in Defense of Humanae Vitae
$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781683570912
Publication Date: 
2018-07-07

Ladylike: Living Biblically

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Ladylike: Living Biblically
$16.99
Are you interested in understanding the wider culture and your place within Gods plan for His people? Women are often greatly encouraged to learn that their driving desire to be a wife and mother is part of Gods plan and not a symptom of latent patriarchalism or a sell-out of their emancipated sisters. This book surveys historical, sociological and scientific defense of womens roles. It investigates cultural clichs. And, most important, it explores the biblical perspective of Gods planned order and how women are to function within it.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758647344
Publication Date: 
2015-05-18

Love Him for Us

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Love Him for Us
$16.95

"From Fort To Fort" might have been the title of this book, since my story begins in Fort Worth, TX and ends in Fort Wayne, IN.

During those years, I have been surrounded by people of Faith, young and old. In Ft Worth, before I went to Australia, I was the Jr Youth Director, as well as the church secretary at my home congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church.

In Australia, I taught art, grades one through 10 in our Lutheran schools.

Upon return to the States, I was secretary to Dr. Charles Evanson for three years, for Dr. Eugene Bunkowske for a year, served in acquisitions in the seminary library, resettled refugees with Catholic Charities, and taught English as a second language to Laotians.

At Ascension Lutheran Church in Ft Wayne, I was first a teacher's aide at the preschool, followed by ten years in the capacity of full-time church/ school secretary under Dr. John Stube.

These activities placed me in a position to appreciate the points of view of clergy as well as laity.

Oh, yes, I was also the wife of a busy pastor/professor, mother to five great kids, foster mom to two teenage boys in Australia, and at last count, between Bob and me, I am grandmother to 31 children!

To God be the Glory!

ISBN/SKU: 
9780986423284
Publication Date: 
2020-04-09

Made for Each Other

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Made for Each Other
$10.99
A devotional book that provides newly married Christian couples with meditations and prayers based on the essence of marriage, marriage enrichment and practical living.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780570044536
Publication Date: 
1987-01-01
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ManUp!

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ManUp!
$16.99
What does it mean to be a man? Sacrifice.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758654809
Publication Date: 
2017-03-10

Marriage Is Like Dancing

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Marriage Is Like Dancing
$16.99
Knowing how to lead and how to follow is essential in ballroom dancing. The same is true in marriage. Author Richard C. Eyer uses the biblical themes of the image of God and the mystery of the one flesh union of marriage to assert that marriage is not whatever we choose to make of it, but it is what God has made it to be. Readers identify with the sometimes humorous, sometimes difficult, nature of dancing that parallels the humorous and difficult nature of marriage. This is not a book on how to fix a bad marriage, but how to support a good marriage. Learn how marriage thrives when spiritual love, as well as human love, are present between a husband and wife. The author shares personal illustrations from his own marriage and includes a discussion guide for couples' use. The book is an excellent resource for couples and for pastors who counsel couples both before and after the marriage ceremony.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758613028

Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World

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Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World
$16.99
Lutheran theology is glorious and mysterious. It is relatable and applicable. It is for everyone, in any time, in any place. But it also can be intimidating. A Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World serves as a starting point for those looking to start reading theological works and deepen their understanding of Lutheran theology. Short, poignant chapters show the practical side of Lutheran theology and extol the doctrine of the catechism and the Lutheran Church as true, good, and beautiful. Ultimately, readers will come away with a desire for more theology and a renewed confidence and comfort in God's Word. The budding theologian, the newly catechized, the curious college student, and the inquiring visitor all will be at home in this book. A Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World serves as a great next step for those who have just finished adult confirmation classes and are looking to continue growing in their understanding of Lutheran theology.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758662491
Publication Date: 
2019-08-27

Meant for More: In, With. and Under the Ordinary

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Meant for More: In, With. and Under the Ordinary
$15.99
There must be more to life." "Why am I here?" "What am I meant for?"

Everyone searches for identity and meaning in life. Everyone wants to be fulfilled in their vocations. Without Jesus we will be lost, because ultimate meaning and fulfillment is found in our relationship with Him.

Meant for More identifies how God's promise is effective "in, with, and under" ordinary means. In a storytelling fashion, it answers questions about our interaction with creation and our neighbors, how we can sense and name God's presence in the Word and Sacraments, and how God's hand controls the trajectory of history working "through people and through the Church."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758665317
Publication Date: 
2020-10-27
Author: 

Mentoring

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Mentoring
$9.99
Look to Scripture to find the concept of mentoring.

Every church faces the problem -- "Where can we find a practical program that helps our church maintain new members and develop them into leaders?" Scripture contains the answer -- mentoring. The first book in the Christian Leadership series from CPH, Mentoring gives background to the concept of mentoring: a one-on-one teaching relationship that is both personal and professional. You'll discover Old and New Testament precedents for the mentoring concept with both Law and Gospel in action. In each page you'll find practical and appropriate applications to begin a mentoring program in your church today.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780570052807
Publication Date: 
2001-03-01
Author: 

Mere Christianity

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Mere Christianity
$16.99

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis' legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060652920
Publication Date: 
2001-02-06
Author: 
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Nailed!: Moral Injury: A Response from the Cross of Christ for the Combat Veteran

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Nailed!: Moral Injury: A Response from the Cross of Christ for the Combat Veteran
$31.95

Combat is not a football game. Losers lose with their lives and winners often lose with their souls. "Thou shalt not kill," is still the natural law code given by God ingrained upon all human hearts since the dawn of civilization. In combat it takes a supreme act of consciousness to distinguish between murder and killing in defense of a nation. The wounds that our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines can suffer from combat are not only physical but spiritual; wounds to the soul and conscience from perceived violations of moral norms based upon one's upbringing, societal standards and religion. Such moral injury can be devastating to the warrior's mental health. Things go wrong in war quickly and easily. War is a toxic. Combat comes with a terrific personal price tag. Healing and cleansing are necessary after combat.

How do our warriors integrate the numbing images of violence and destruction that invades their souls without permission? How do our warriors reintegrate back into the civilian society that they have just defended with their lives and their blood? Will time and distance from the battlefield plus a splash of cognitive restructuring heal all wounds eventually? These questions I seek to answer through the lens of the cross of Christ. The answer will surprise you because God's Word is always counter-intuitive to our natural thoughts, intuitive solutions and our personal but often unchallenged worldviews.

Moral injury is defined in the literature as a wound to the conscience, an act of commission or omission, performed in a warzone by the warfighter while engaged in killing behaviors. All warriors live by a code, written and unwritten. What norms the conscience of the combat veteran is absolutely vital for his/her recovery after suffering moral injury. Collateral damage to innocent civilians, survivor's guilt, unintended deaths where the veteran was the perpetrator or betrayed by higher authority are all toxic events powerful enough to leave permanent scars and no lasting solution for the conscience. Imaginary self-forgiveness offered by VA counselors cobbled together with strenuous renewal therapies stand juxtaposed to authentic forgiveness proffered through the cross of Christ and the creation of the new man in Christ Jesus. The combat veteran has a choice in the therapeutic/soteriological worldview; a choice which gazes down upon two divergent paths that have little in common now and no future intersection on the distant horizon.

The NT centurion passages reveal that the military mindset by vocation and training is pre-wired for obedience to a word of authority which principle the missio Dei (mission of God) uses to shatter false norms and allegiances. The cross is not an offer of "self-forgiveness" but the present reality of the world objectively reconciled and forgiven. The conscience of the combat veteran normed by the cross in exchange for all the guilt, shame, sorrow and regret war can muster heals the conscience of the combat veteran suffering moral injury. The arduous military training of the servicemember uniquely positions him/her to receive the sure peace of God through faith alone in the highest Word of authority. The cross of Christ stands immovable, counter-intuitive and a beacon of hope for every combat veteran struggling and engaging in self-healing, self-medication and self-rationalization. The bloody warfare of Christ upon His cross renews the soul and the conscience, again and again and again.


ISBN/SKU: 
9781977239334
Publication Date: 
2021-04-01
Author: 
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One Team, One Spirit: Inspiration for the Christian Coach

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One Team, One Spirit: Inspiration for the Christian Coach
$16.99
One Spirit One Team is a resource to equip Christians who coach student-athletes but who are not always sure how to shaire their faith, or feel less confident in sharing or teaching their faith with their players, as well as to coaches who may or may not have a strong Christian background but who love sports and want to grow in their own faith.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758659484
Publication Date: 
2017-08-29
Author: 

Overcoming Life's Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah

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Overcoming Life's Sorrows: Learning from Jeremiah
$15.99
God's creation is strong: pushing through and surviving even the worst of disasters. This has been a common fact for years, dating all the way back to biblical times. The Book of Jeremiah's major theme is all about surviving disaster. But disaster is far more than just tornadoes, hurricanes, or worldwide pandemics. No, they can be as simple as a disaster around you, such a death, alcoholism, or any life event that brings you undue stress. This book is here to help you understand how to survive these personal or grand disasters by following the Book of Jeremiah. Both a biblical commentary and a devotional resource, author Rev. Dr. R. Reed Lessing will help you find your way through any disaster you may find yourself persevering through. No matter if you're a caregiver, counselor, or someone going through a rough patch, the Book of Jeremiah is here to guide you through it all.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669827
Publication Date: 
2021-08-24

Patience & Perfection: Finding Peace in God's Plan for You!

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Patience & Perfection: Finding Peace in God's Plan for You!
$15.99
Why does a perfect God allow evil people like us to continue to mess up His creation?

Why didn't He just make it and us perfect all at once?

Author Daniel Paavola uses seven biblical themes to explore why God chose to send His Son and patiently build relationships with flawed humans rather than destroy the whole human population and start all over again.

1. Instant Perfection-Patient Relationship. God often chooses to walk with us in a patient relationship of faith and grace.

2. It's the Second that Counts. In the Bible, God often chooses the second over the first. The first is not a mistake, dead end, or waste of time, but God telling us the best is yet to come.

3. One for Us All. Adam stood for all of us and dragged us into judgment; but Christ stood under ultimate judgment to restore all of us to God.

4. Grace Upends Our World. We stubbornly resist God's grace that would lift us out of our past, but God perseveres to raise us by the very grace we resist.

5. Greatness Ought to Look like Greatness. We expect God to show His greatness in spotless grandeur, but He often hides it beneath humility and things that seem foolish and weak.

6. Curing with the Illness Itself. We flee it, but God harnesses, directs, and transforms illness into the cure.

7. Perfection Welcomes Failure. Instead of driving our failures away in fear, the perfect God draws us to Himself while we are yet sinners.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758660077
Publication Date: 
2018-10-02

Post-Christian: A Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

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Post-Christian: A Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture
$24.99

Undaunted Hope in a Post-Christian World

We live in a post-Christian world. Contemporary thought--claiming to be "progressive" and "liberating"--attempts to place human beings in God's role as creator, lawgiver, and savior. But these post-Christian ways of thinking and living are running into dead ends and fatal contradictions.

This timely book demonstrates how the Christian worldview stands firm in a world dedicated to constructing its own knowledge, morality, and truth. Gene Edward Veith Jr. points out the problems with how today's culture views humanity, God, and even reality itself. He offers hope-filled, practical ways believers can live out their faith in a secularist society as a way to recover reality, rebuild culture, and revive faith.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781433565786
Publication Date: 
2020-01-28
Publisher: 

Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer, 4

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Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer, 4
$19.95
The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius molded Christian asceticism through his own works and through his influcence on John Cassian, Climacus, and Saint Benedict.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780879079048
Publication Date: 
1972-11-01
Author: 

Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ

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Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ
$20.00
At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781587433580
Publication Date: 
2015-02-17
Author: 
Publisher: 

Resurrection Freedom: God’s Power to Face Life’s Challenges

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Resurrection Freedom: God’s Power to Face Life’s Challenges
$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780692119686

Rooted in the Faith: Preparation for Church Membership - Milestones

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Rooted in the Faith: Preparation for Church Membership - Milestones
$11.99
This book will explore the milestone in which we move from being baptized and rooted in the basics of the faith to living out those basics within all the areas and seasons of life. Rooted in the Faith makes a great tool for pastors to use in the preparation of post-confirmation youth and adults who desire church membership in the basics of the Christian faith.

Includes:
- Looking at the shape of our life of faith as set forth in Luther's catechism.

- Rite of Confirmation

- Rite of Reception of Members by Transfer or Profession of Faith

- Explore how the basics of the faith help guide us throughout our lives as we read the Scriptures, worship as a community, engage in daily prayer, and tell others about Jesus
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758616371
Publication Date: 
2010-12-01

Screwtape Letters

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Screwtape Letters
$16.99

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation--and triumph over it--ever written.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060652937
Publication Date: 
2001-02-06
Author: 
Publisher: 

Sexual Morality in a Christless World

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Sexual Morality in a Christless World
$16.99
Like Christians living during St. Pauls day, the church around the worldand particularly in Americanow faces open hostility any time the topic of sexuality comes up in casual conversations or public square debates. And often, the angst runs deeper. Even within the churchs walls, we may furiously disagree in our views on homosexuality and marriage.
ISBN/SKU: 
0758656386
Publication Date: 
2016-06-15

Spirituality of the Cross - Third Edition

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Spirituality of the Cross - Third Edition
$16.99
I'm spiritual but not religious" Have you heard that phrase before? Have you said it? In the 32 years since The Spirituality of the Cross was released, the religious landscape of Christianity has changed greatly. A challenge for today (for both Christians and non-Christians alike) is to cultivate a meaningful life in a seemingly meaningless world. Our natural religious impulse is to earn salvation based on what we do and what we deserve according to our own moral compasses we create. Lutheran Christianity is different. The theology of the cross can provide understanding that relates to the world we live in today. Presenting a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church, Spirituality of the Cross is an excellent explanation of Lutheran spirituality. This third edition is updated to reflect our current times and features a brand-new chapter addressing Christology and how Lutherans highlight the cross during their study of the Divine Being.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669599
Publication Date: 
2021-04-20
Author: 

Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: The Joys of Piety

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Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey: The Joys of Piety
$16.99
For Christians who are struggling to understand what it means to be pious and how to embrace the classic Christian practices of piety, Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey shows that acts of piety are not simply rules to keep in order to be a "good" Christian, but how the new life in Christ is lived out in day-to-day life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758658289
Publication Date: 
2017-11-29

The Baptism of Your Child - Milestones

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The Baptism of Your Child - Milestones
$12.99
Lutheran parents learn how to prepare for Baptism and how to serve as faith instructors with The Baptism of Your Child. Pastors can use this book to help explain the rite of Baptism and what the catechism teaches. Specific strategies, tips, and resources are included for the child's first three years of development to help parents teach and model the Christian faith. The Baptism of Your Child also includes an explanation of the Baptism service from the Lutheran Service Book, models for family devotions and prayer, and pages for memories and notes. This is an ideal book for Lutheran churches to distribute to expecting and new parents.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758613394
Publication Date: 
2007-07-01
Author: 

United in Christ: Preparation for Christian Marriage - Milestones

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United in Christ: Preparation for Christian Marriage - Milestones
$11.99
This is one of the four books intended to address the spiritual needs of Christians during milestone events of life.

Scripture portrays marriage as the foundational relationship among humans. As significant and joyous as this event is the emotions and schedules surrounding the event can be overwhelming. Couples must carefully prepare for this lifelong commitment. It is by the design of the Creator that marriage, as an institution, proclaims the higher mysterious beauties of God's mercy and love.

United in Christ: Examines what God teaches about marriage, relationships, and family and Helps identify the strengths and weaknesses of a relationship.

Content Includes:
What is Holy Matrimony?
Are We Ready to be Married?
Holy Matrimony: United in Christ
Roles and Responsibilities
Conclusion
Prayers for Engaged Couples
Wedding Questions and Answers
Planning the Wedding
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758616388
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01