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  • Doing Good Without Giving Up: Sustaining Social Action in a World That's Hard to Change, By Ben Lowe

    Doing Good Without Giving Up

    Sustaining Social Action in a World That's Hard to Change

    by Ben Lowe
    Foreword by Ajith Fernando

    • 12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year (Social Justice)

    "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." - Galatians 6:9 If you're working to make the world a better place, you might find yourself discouraged. Needs are overwhelming, resources are limited, opposition is real and progress is ...

  • A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear out of Critical Method, By Richard J. Erickson

    A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Exegesis

    Taking the Fear out of Critical Method

    by Richard J. Erickson

    Let's face it. Just the word exegesis puts some of us on edge. We are excited about learning to interpret the Bible, but the thought of exegetical method evokes a chill. Some textbooks on exegesis do nothing to overcome these apprehensions. The language is dense. The concepts are hard. And the expectations are way too high. However, the skills that we need to learn are ones that a minister ...

  • InterVarsity Press authors Richard Foster and James Bryan Smith keynoted the second annual Aprentis Institute Conference on spiritual formation at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, last month. InterVarsity Press (IVP) cosponsored the sold-out event, along with the Aprentis Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation, Renovare and Christian Audio.

  • Renew Your Life: Discovering the Wellspring of God's Energy, By Kai Mark Nilsen

    Renew Your Life

    Discovering the Wellspring of God's Energy

    by Kai Mark Nilsen
    Foreword by James Bryan Smith

    "I was dying from the inside out and could envision nothing life giving, nothing energizing, nothing vital happening in my life. Ever. Again." Many of us can identify with pastor Kai Nilsen in this place of exhaustion and long to find a source of refreshment. This book shows us the way to the wellspring of the Holy Spirit. When we find the energy for creative life change in God, we discover the ...

  • Missional Spirituality: Embodying God's Love from the Inside Out, By Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson

    Missional Spirituality

    Embodying God's Love from the Inside Out

    by Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson
    Foreword by Alan Hirsch

    If all of the earth is God's domain, why are Christians so terribly provincial? We rarely leave our church buildings, and our spirituality rarely takes us beyond ourselves. Veteran church leaders Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson observe that Jesus begins his mission in the temple, where he wows the religious elite and chides his parents by saying, "Didn't you know I had to be in my Father's ...

  • Real Life: A Christianity Worth Living Out, By James Choung

    Real Life

    A Christianity Worth Living Out

    by James Choung

    What does it mean to follow Jesus? And how should we help others become more like him? Once upon a time, being a Christian seemed clear. Say these words, pray these prayers, do these things. But out in the real world, following Jesus feels more nebulous. What's the point? That's Stephen's struggle in these pages as he wonders if he has missed his calling. In this compelling narrative, James Choung ...

  • Spiritual Equipping for Mission: Thriving as God's Message Bearers, By Ryan Shaw

    Spiritual Equipping for Mission

    Thriving as God's Message Bearers

    by Ryan Shaw
    Foreword by Tom Lin

    God calls his people to mission. But the demands of crosscultural ministry can be overwhelming and draining, leading to discouragement and burnout. All of our strategies and methodologies for reaching others are useless if we are incapable of living the holy, faithful lives God intends for us. Yet God does not leave us on our own. The Holy Spirit equips us to succeed and thrive spiritually in preparation ...

  • Stumbling Souls: Is Love Enough?, By Chris Plekenpol

    Stumbling Souls

    Is Love Enough?

    by Chris Plekenpol

    In Stumbling Souls, former Army Captain and current seminary student, Chris Plekenpol, tells a compelling story of his interactions with a homosexual, HIV-positive, homeless man, James. Chris asks James to move in with him and then Chris and his friends try to get James back on his feet. In reality, James helps Chris get back on his feet by finding out what happens when believers risk living ...

  • The Hopeful Skeptic: Revisiting Christianity from the Outside, By Nick Fiedler

    The Hopeful Skeptic

    Revisiting Christianity from the Outside

    by Nick Fiedler

    Nick Fiedler (of Nick and Josh Podcast fame) decided to travel the world for a year or so, and in the process of figuring out what to set aside, what to carry along and what to throw out, heard a little voice telling him to set aside the faith of his childhood. So Nick changed his Facebook religion status from Christian to "Hopeful Skeptic" and set out to see where God would take him. If you find ...