101 Tips for Evangelism
This book is for believers who wonder how best to share the gospel message. This intensely practical book is jam-packed with information that will help give even the most timid Christian the ability to be a more confident messenger of the Good News with its "where the rubber meets the road" approach. This is an easy read, divided into 1-1/2 page chapters that will help equip you with information designed to sweep away the roadblocks many of us place along the pathway to sharing the gospel message. Once you've read it, you will no doubt want to purchase your own copy for handy reference.
In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to Love Does (also in the LRBC library), Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Drive by Goff's trademark storytelling, this book reveals the lessons the author learned about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. It points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible.
This book is a woman's battle plan for serious, specific, and strategic prayer. The Enemy is dead set on destroying all Christian women hold dear, and Shirer's book is a battle plan, a chance to fight back with a weapon that really works - prayer. Each chapter exposes the Enemy's cruel, cunning intentions against Christian women in all kinds of key areas and then Shirer coaches women in crafting their own personalized prayer strategies on included tear-out sheets - ready to post them and pray them. Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, never-give-up action guide for practical, purposeful praying.
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Gospel
Joey Allen (DTS alumnus)
Some of the most foundational teachings of the Christian faith are presented in the 4-book Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers series. These engaging books are on the level of preschool and elementary school-age children, and in simple but precise language, this book explains the gospel message. Perfect book for parents to read to or with their children to explain the good news of salvation.
Land of Silence
Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt after her only brother is killed while in her care. She tried to earn forgiveness by working for her father's textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places her in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success but never the absolution she longs for. Then illness strikes, isolating her from everyone, stripping everything she has left. No physician can cure her. No end is in sight until she hears of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering, is it possible that one may could redeem the wounds of body, heart, and soul? Maybe, just maybe, this Jesus could.
For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church
N. T. Wright
This book, recommended by Jonathan Shotts, explores both the meaning and results of Christian worship. Part 1, "The God Who Is Worthy of Praise", focuses on what worshiping God actually means. Part 2, "Reflecting God's Image in the World", addresses a range of issues that flow from the activity of worship. Wright here explores how true worship leads to the mission of the church in various specific ways. This book is an inspiring call for renewal in the worship and witness of today's church.
Pastor's Pick from Ben Lowery
Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Before you can resolve the issues of our day, you must be able to clarify the terms. Same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of the discourse of daily life, yet enormous controversy surrounds them. The author, once a leftist professor at Syracuse University in a committed lesbian relationship and now a confessional Christian, but always the thoughtful and compassionate professor, has written this followup to The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Dr. Butterfield not only clarifies some of today's key controversies, she also traces their history and defines the terms that have become second nature today - even going back to God's original design for marriage and sexuality found in the Bible. A "must read" for Christians on the topic of sexual identity.
Summer Snow (PG)
Hallie is a small girl with a very big heart. Unfortunately, her "creative" ways of helping people often leave her father with a mess to clean up. Dan struggles to keep it all together after his wife's death. He doesn't cook, do hair, or know how to help his three children without his beloved wife and her unshakable faith in God. Through a wonderful surprise, Hallie, her father, and the entire family learn how one life really can make a difference.
Paul, Apostle of Christ (PG-13)
In this movie, Paul has already been condemned to death by Nero on the charge of his having caused the Great Fire of Rome as an act of treason. The apostle Luke (Jim Caviezel) has traveled to Rome to visit Paul in prison as he awaits his execution, to bear witness to the last of his wisdom. Highlights of Paul's life are shown in flashback as he dictates various letters to Luke. The movie vividly portrays Nero's brutality to Christians during this era.