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Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon (ITPE) Only Jesus: What It Really Means to Be Saved (Hardcover) The Spirit Within: Getting to Know the Person and Purpose of the Holy Spirit
Discover What's Working and Find Hope

Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to get discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles, the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today.

Caught Between Cultures

In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you:
  • Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers
  • Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today
  • Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon
  • Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world
  • Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile
What is the essence of the gospel as Jesus Himself proclaimed it? How people answer that question is crucial to their understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Only Jesus explores what the Bible says about who Jesus is, what is saving grace, and what it means for Jesus to be both Savior and Lord of a person’s life.

Based on his classic bestseller, The Gospel According to Jesus, John MacArthur answers the age-old question: What did Jesus mean when He said, “Follow me”? In Only Jesus, author and teacher John MacArthur makes it clear that the gospel Jesus preached was a call to self-denial, radical changes, and serving Him. Difficult demands? Impossible in human terms? Yes, but attainable when we understand that the gospel is a call to faith, and genuine faith produces a heart that voluntarily responds to the ever-awakening reality of Christ’s lordship. Only Jesus examines the gospel that Jesus himself preached—with an eye toward gaining a thorough and proper understanding of the true way of salvation. He is the only One to whom we must turn for words of eternal life. This book is compulsory reading for Christians who want a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and seekers who want to know who Jesus is and what he taught.
Sometimes Christians--even those of us who have been following Jesus for a long time--have a sense of something missing. We feel that we should be more comfortable and confident in our relationship with God. We wonder, Shouldn't I be more capable, peaceful, joyful, and spiritual? We are hungry for more.

Pastors Rob King and Eric Ferris explore this longing of "something missing" in their effective and inspirational new release by explaining how you can experience an ongoing, renewable, increasing awareness of the Holy Spirit within.
Seekers, Saints, and Sinners: Life-Changing Encounters with Jesus Enjoying Intimacy with God The Weekly Faith Project: A Challenge to Journal, Reflect, and Cultivate a Genuine Faith
Enjoying Intimacy with God
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From the author of the critically acclaimed Godstories comes a new study for those who crave a life-changing experience with God.

Over the course of 10 beautifully written chapters are the stories of 11 personal encounters between Jesus and another figure in the Gospel narratives. Each one was a chance meeting, a one-time interaction that Jesus had with someone he met along the way. Author and pastor Stephen Shoemaker builds on a foundation of solid scholarship to allow the reader to meet Jesus in the life of the biblical characters—as well as to bring that encounter home to meet the living Christ in our own lives today. Great for personal study or small-group discipleship.
Connection. We all want it.

We crave deep intimacy so that we are known and loved. And no one knows us better or loves us more than God who created us. But sometimes we feel distant or out of sync with God. The truth is, it's not because He doesn't care. He always desires intimacy with us. But we are the ones who determine how deep that goes.

If you want to invest in your relationship with God, then J. Oswald Sanders has something to say to you. He outlines the different "circles of intimacy" with God and explains how you can live in the inner circle of sweet fellowship with your Creator. With Scripture as the guide, Sanders walks you step-by-step through ways you can open yourself to the intimacy that God desires for your relationship with Him. Here are a few of the chapter headings to give you a hint of how this is accomplished:
  • Intimacy Is Nourished by Worship
  • Intimacy Is Preceded by Cleansing
  • Intimacy Is Maintained by Abiding
  • Intimacy Is Fostered by the Holy Spirit
  • Intimacy Is Deepened by Discipline
God wants our whole lives tuned to Him. And as Sanders said, “We are now, and we will be in the future, only as intimate with God as we really choose to be.” Allow this book to help you “go deep” and experience the satisfying relationship with God you want.
The Weekly Faith Project offers a life-changing journey through reflection prompts and inviting questions to guide you into a deeper relationship with God. Featuring 52 weeks of beautifully illustrated journaling pages, this book will help you discover more intimacy and joy in your spiritual life.

In each entry—one for each week of the year—you'll find a brief inspirational reading, Scripture to meditate on, and a simple challenge to help you connect with God. Through faith themes modeled in Scripture, the profound reflections will encourage you to take note of God's work in your life.

This unique format is customizable to your faith walk, enabling you to enjoy each week chronologically or to jump to the themes that speak to your soul. Whether you're looking to explore, grow, or gain faith, this is the perfect catalyst to joyfully become more aware of the presence of God in your life.
Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name (ITPE) Overflowing with the Holy Spirit: Knowing the Person - Walking in His Power (Revised and Updated) The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life
Beloved pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado explores the life and character of Jesus, offering readers a chance to become more familiar with the man at the center of the greatest story ever told—a story that includes each of us!
Now more than ever the body of Christ must mature in the ways of the Spirit to fulfill God’s plan for His kingdom as the clock ticks steadily toward the return of Jesus Christ. The only way we will fulfill the Great Commission Jesus left us is to have both the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit and His power fully operating in our lives. The problem is most believers don’t know the difference between the two or how to walk in the fullness of all God has called us to do. In some ways, we’ve had things backwards and short-circuited God’s best.

In Overflowing with the Holy Spirit, author Pat Harrison teaches about the dual role of the Holy Spirit in your life—to establish you first in the indwelling and then in the outpouring. The working of the Holy Spirit within matures you in holiness and oneness with Jesus. Then the outpouring comes upon you with power, ability, efficiency, and might to bless others. Understanding the two intertwined facets will help you walk in the fullness of both—until you’re overflowing with the Spirit in everyday life.

Pat shares:
  • Learning the ways of the Spirit
  • From Soulish to Selfless
  • How to walk in holiness
  • How to walk in power and might
  • Recognize the day
How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life.

In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church.

In each chapter, Hamilton explores one of these practices, its New Testament foundation, and what it looks like to pursue this practice daily in our personal life and together in the life of the church. Deepen your walk with Christ as we explore the five essential practices of worship, study, serving, giving, and bearing witness to our faith.
Take the Day Off: Receiving God's Gift of Rest (Hardcover)
Rest your mind, body, and spirit and focus on God's principles for keeping the Sabbath with this helpful guide from bestselling author Robert Morris.

A constant stream of busyness can slowly wear away at us over time: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Yet believers often forget that taking a day of rest is one of the Ten Commandments! When we don't give our minds and emotions a break, our will to make good choices can often become compromised. Resting is also important to those around you. If you have a weary soul, you can't pour yourself into others at home, work, or wherever you are. It's vital-you must take the day off.

In Take the Day Off, Pastor Morris explains why rest is central to your well-being, how to do it, and how helpful it can be. You will be inspired to experience true rest and make it a priority in the rhythm of your weekly schedule. Don't wait and delay God's blessings in your life. Start implementing the principle of rest in your life and you will see eternal benefits.