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Too Busy Not to Pray
paperback

Too Busy Not to Pray

Willow Creek Resources

by Bill Hybels

For over two decades Too Busy Not to Pray has stood as a classic on prayer, helping Christians all over the world slow down to draw near to God. Now this twentieth-anniversary edition of Bill Hybels' contemporary classic has been revised and expanded, once again offering us his practical, time-tested ideas on prayer and spending time with God.

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Gaal the Conqueror
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Gaal the Conqueror

The Archives of Anthropos

by John White

Eleanor McFarland and John Wilson join Gaal, the Son of the High Emperor, in a battle to thwart the evil plans of Lord Lunacy. Book 2 in John White's Archives of Anthropos.

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Bicycle Hills
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Bicycle Hills

How One Halloween Almost Got Out of Hand

The Spirit Flyer Series

by John E. Bibee

Something's going on at the amusement park in Centerville. Will John, Susan and their friends—aided by their Spirit Flyer bicycles—figure out the evil plot in time? Book Four in John Bibee's Spirit Flyer Series.

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The Canon of Scripture
hardcover

The Canon of Scripture

by F. F. Bruce

How did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture still remains an issue of debate. Adept in both Old and New Testament studies, F. F. Bruce brings the wisdom of a lifetime of reflection and biblical interpretation to bear in addressing the criteria of canonicity, the canon within the canon and canonical criticism.

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The Only Game in Town
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The Only Game in Town

The Spirit Flyer Series

by John E. Bibee

Daniel gets an offer that could make him the envy of everyone in Centerville. Will he accept it? Book 3 in John Bibee's Spirit Flyer Series.

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New Dictionary of Theology
hardcover

New Dictionary of Theology

The Master Reference Collection

Edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, J. I. Packer, and David F. Wright

Edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, David F. Wright and J. I. Packer, this one-volume reference work brings focus and scholarship to a variety of theological themes, thinkers and movements. "This is the best one-volume dictionary of Christian theology I have read"--Alister McGrath.

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The Urban Christian
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The Urban Christian

by Raymond J. Bakke and Jim Hart

Drawing on his twenty years in inner-city Chicago, Ray Bakke (with Jim Hart) pinpoints the special needs of urban dwellers and outlines effective strategies for ministry in the cities.

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The Cross of Christ
hardcover

The Cross of Christ

by John Stott

Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.

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Making Friends (& Making Them Count)
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Making Friends ( Making Them Count)

by Emory A. Griffin

( Making Them Count) Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.

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Crime and Its Victims
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Crime and Its Victims

by Daniel W. Van Ness

Daniel W. Van Ness analyzes the problems that make our criminal justice system ineffective, expensive and unjust. And he offers a concrete proposal for reform to benefit both offenders and victims. Foreword by Chuck Colson.