When I first served as a deacon, a book that encouraged my growth was the CRC's Deacons and Evangelism. This book made me realize that mercy and sharing the gospel are inseparable.
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This book came out of my experience as a missionary in Latin America and is a reflection on the big difference that occurs in the world economy, and what a Christian should think and do about it.
"The Moral Disciple: an Introduction to Christian Ethics," is a text that introduces readers to the study of ethics, Classically, ethics has dealt with character/virtue, norms/laws, and consequences/goals.
Recent conversations on worship fail to answer this simple question, “What’s love got to do with it?” In this volume, I answer that question and more by identifying biblical principles that shape our love as worshipers.
This book of daily readings highlights stories of God’s work with the Old Testament saints (and their world) that are a part of the spiritual history of every Christian.
The Temple Curtain, written for children 8-14, tells the story of a Palestinian family living in Jerusalem in Jesus' day. If interested, I'd be willing to give your church an electronic or print version of the book.
The Temple Curtain is especially appropriate during Lent and Easter. See my website for more details, the first chapter, educational resources written for each chapter, and your free sample copy.
Designed for small groups, but also valuable for personal use, this 10-session guide uses Bible study, reflection, writing, prayer, and art to engage people in active participation with God on a journey of restoration and healing.
This book attempts to be a handbook for preachers as they face Advent year after year.
This new fiction novel is a modern Jacob-like story of a young rebellious man who fights God every step of the way.
God's Plan: Eliminate Biblical Ignorance by Ren Vandesteeg traces the redemptive message in the Bible step-by-step, chronologically from Genesis through Revelation. The book helps people see that the Bible is more relevant to their lives than ever.
A Heartbeat of Grace by Kristin Sterk, is a gripping memoir that will take you through her emotional journey of deep loss, grief, forgiveness, healing, and miracles.
In hard times, it can be difficult to see God’s providence and provision in your situation. Groundwork offers a new audio Bible study called, “Ruth: Surprised by God’s Providence,” to help strengthen your confidence to trust, obey, and actively receive God’s provision.
By way of conversation and illustration, this book offers a deeper understanding of difficult adoptive challenges with attachment as well as practical recommendations for adoptive parenting methods, when more usual parenting approaches don't work.