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
$15.99
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
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Life, Love, Faith, Family: Perspectivs froma Veteran Church Leader

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Life, Love, Faith, Family: Perspectivs froma Veteran Church Leader
$19.99
The Christian life is often not an easy one. Struggles occur in marriages and vocations. Death cannot be avoided. Natural disasters and illnesses arise unexpectedly.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758662682
Publication Date: 
2018-08-15
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Living with Grief: Bound by Sorrow, Wrapped in Comfort

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Living with Grief: Bound by Sorrow, Wrapped in Comfort
$12.99
Life will be rudely interrupted by death. There's no way around that truth; no one is immune from death.

Christians, though comforted by the promise of the resurrection, still are vulnerable to the emotional and physical effects that come with grief. Those dealing with grief often just need permission to grieve, yet retain hope and comfort for the future. Often, they just want someone to hear their voice.

Author Kristian Kincaid, a pastor for more than 30 years who has counseled countless griving people and who has experienced the grief of losing his sister on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, understands and will listen. He takes readers on a journey that acknowledges that pain is real and is hard, and that struggle can last years, but also that grievers do not grieve along and that there is hope: that Jesus lives and death has died.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780758666338
Publication Date: 
1970-01-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

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
Publisher: 
Lutheran News Inc

Lutheran Toolkit

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Lutheran Toolkit
$9.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781948969444
Publication Date: 
2021-02-01

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
Author: 
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God's Plan

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Male & Female: Embracing Your Role in God's Plan
$15.99
There is no lack of information on how to view gender. What is often lacking, even in Christian books on the issue of male and female, is the actual perspective of Scripture. The biblical view assumes and emphasizes the unique differences between man and woman as an expression of God's design.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758669063
Publication Date: 
2021-07-13
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

ManUp!

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ManUp!
$15.99
What does it mean to be a man? Sacrifice.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758654809
Publication Date: 
2017-03-10
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Marriage by God's Design: Building Your Marriage as God Intends

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Marriage by God's Design: Building Your Marriage as God Intends
$14.99
The Biblical understanding of marriage is under attack. This book will present the positive Christ-focused reality of marriage as a life-long one-flesh union that is intended to be a blessing for the couple, the future family, and for society.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780758643797
Publication Date: 
2014-03-03

Marriage Is Like Dancing

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Marriage Is Like Dancing
$15.99
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
Publication Date: 
2007-06-01
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World

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Martyr's Faith in a Faithless World
$15.99
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

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: 
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

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: 
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Mere Christianity

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Mere Christianity
$15.99

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: 
Publisher: 
Publisher: 
HarperOne

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
$35.99

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: 
Publisher: 

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: 
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

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
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

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
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

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: 
Publisher: 
Crossway Books

Public Intellectuals and the Common Good: Christian Thinking for Human Flourishing

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Public Intellectuals and the Common Good: Christian Thinking for Human Flourishing
$25.00

Evangelical Christians are active across all spheres of intellectual and public life today. But a disconnect remains: the work they produce too often fails to inform their broader communities. In the midst of a divisive culture and a related crisis within evangelicalism, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play--within the church and beyond. What does it look like to embrace such a vocation out of a commitment to the common good? Public Intellectuals and the Common Good draws together world-class scholars and practitioners to cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing. Representing various roles in the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, contributors reflect theologically on their work and assess current challenges and opportunities. What historically well-defined qualities of public intellectuals should be adopted now? What qualities should be jettisoned or reimagined? Public intellectuals are mediators--understanding and then articulating truth amid the complex realities of our world. The conversations represented in this book celebrate and provide guidance for those who through careful thinking, writing, speaking, and innovation cultivate the good of their communities. Contributors:

  • Miroslav Volf
  • Amos Yong
  • Linda A. Livingstone
  • Heather Templeton Dill
  • Katelyn Beaty
  • Emmanuel Katongole
  • John M. Perkins and David Wright
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830854813
    Publication Date: 
    2021-01-26
    Publisher: 
    Publisher: 
    IVP Academic

    Redeemed: Our Lives as Sinners and Saints

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    Redeemed: Our Lives as Sinners and Saints
    $15.99
    Have you ever felt like you really messed up? Something so bad that no one could ever forgive you for it? Or maybe you've felt as if you're not good enough or "too broken." These are all things people feel, sometimes even daily. But know that there is one person who loves you through it all: God. Still sitting in disbelief. Well, God has given examples of people who have been forgiven in the Bible for you to take heart in. This book works through several biblical figures' stories to unravel how God repaired and restored these people while also bringing meaning and purpose to their lives. You can see how through God's Word and Sacraments, along with the support of your church, friends, family, and other external and internal sources, you can find your way back to God and see His unconditional forgiveness. Topics include: Broken Relationships, Distrust, Doubt, Fear, Impatience, Pride, Rebelliousness, Revenge, Vanity, and more.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758669926
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-21
    Author: 
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Redeeming Technology: Using Technology with Purpose

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    Redeeming Technology: Using Technology with Purpose
    $15.99
    On average an American spends 36,900 seconds consuming media. Do a bit of math and that's about 11 hours per day. A little more math to factor in your recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, and that leaves you with only 5 hours of your day that's media free. The statistics prove that technology use is addictive and excessive. The questions surrounding this all center on how it's affecting our mental, physical, and spiritual health. So how can you set better technological boundaries for yourself? How can you use your technology with purpose? Redeeming Technology is a unique collaboration between a pastor, Rev. A. Trevor Sutton, and a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Brian Smith, to help you develop a healthier, faith-based use of technology. Moving between Scripture and psychological research, this book will show you how to navigate a vast digital world while keeping Christ at the center of it all.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780758669957
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-05
    Publisher: 
    Concordia Publishing House

    Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics

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    Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics
    $28.00

    The global crisis of forced displacement is growing every year. At the same time, Western Christians' sympathy toward refugees is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about personal and national security, economics, and culture. We urgently need a perspective that understands both Scripture and current political realities and that can be applied at the levels of the church, the nation, and the globe. In Refuge Reimagined, Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville offer a new approach to compassion for displaced people: a biblical ethic of kinship. God's people, they argue, are consistently called to extend kinship--a mutual responsibility and solidarity--to those who are marginalized and without a home. Drawing on their respective expertise in Old Testament studies and international relations, the two brothers engage a range of disciplines to demonstrate how this ethic is consistently conveyed throughout the Bible and can be practically embodied today. Glanville and Glanville apply the kinship ethic to issues such as the current mission of the church, national identity and sovereignty, and possibilities for a cooperative global response to the refugee crisis. Challenging the fear-based ethic that often motivates Christian approaches, they envision a more generous, creative, and hopeful way forward. Refuge Reimagined will equip students, activists, and anyone interested in refugee issues to understand the biblical model for communities and how it can transform our world.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830853816
    Publication Date: 
    2021-02-01
    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