Raising Kingdom Kids
Dr. Tony Evans
"It's far easier to shape a child than to repair an adult." Raising kids who recognize and retain their identity as children of the King launches healthy adults who have the capacity to stand strong in their faith. That's why, with wisdom and grace, respected ministry leader and experienced dad Dr. Tony Evans offers practical step-by-step strategies.
Jesus among Secular Gods: the Countercultural Claims of Christ
Ravi Zacharias and Dr. Vince Vitale
The rise of secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are openly ridiculed as irrelevant.
In this book, the authors challenge the popular "-isms" of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. This book faces head-on today's most urgent challenges to Christian faith. It will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.
Karis Kimmel Murray
Disciplining kids is tough even on a good day. This book teaches parents to stay calm, even when they're staring down the barrel of a loaded toddler; to customize discipline to a child's unique personality, age, and needs; to set rules based on God's priorities, not the parents'; and to apply consequences that really work. Responsive grace-based parents are just ordinary people who have learned to tap into divine help.
This book is written for girls ages 4-8, gently reminding them that they hold a valuable place in the world. Dear Girl encourages girls to always be themselves and to like and accept who they are.
This book is a good read when coupled with communicating to girls how valuable they are in the eyes of God and how the Scriptures teach they can please Him.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C.S. Lewis, she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford don and the beloved writer of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters.
In the exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer's life. This is above all a love story - a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
Pastor's Picks from Van Minter
Every day we are faced with the needs of those around us - emotional, physical, and spiritual. What are we to do about it? Are they problems for our pastors to address, or is there a way for the church member to make an impact that will last?
Rainer answers these questions by offering nine simple traits you can incorporate into your life no matter you background, stage of life, or sense of capability.
I Am a Church Member
This book addresses and seeks to remedy the outbreak of inactive or barely committed church members, addressing what is expected of those who join a body of believers. When a person's attitude is consistently biblical and healthy, matters of giving, serving, and so forth will fall into place more naturally.
"For those who have grown up in the church, this is a pointed and necessary reminder of what it means to be a church member; and for those who are new to church, it is a concise primer on the joy and life found in committing to a local church." (David Dockery)
Almost Home (G)
Rachel Baines is a mature, responsible 11-year-old girl. Each afternoon she makes the short trek home from the school bus stop while her mom is at work. One day she heads in a new direction when she meets her grandfather, Doyle, a recent widower who is on a walk from his nearby nursing home.
Doyle convinces Rachel to join his mission to find her mom Valerie. However the grandfather's memory isn't what it once was and the two soon find themselves lost. Now Valerie must enlist the help of friends, neighbors, and even the local police to find her father and daughter before it's too late.
All Saints (PG)
This movie is based on a true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett, God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.