Recap of New Releases from October, November, & December

1. God’s Bat­tle by Sally Michael

Price: $16.99
Page Count: 128
Series: Mak­ing Him Known
Sub­ject: Youth Devotional
Paper­back | Color Illustrated
Sum­mary: Sally Michael equips par­ents to teach their chil­dren about the fight of faith. In this full-color, illus­trated “bat­tle plan,” she intro­duces chil­dren to the state of their hearts and to the many spir­i­tual bat­tle­grounds within us and with­out. She encour­ages chil­dren to be fight­ers, giv­ing them a bib­li­cal bat­tle strat­egy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!

 

2. Lit­er­a­ture by Clif­ford W. Foreman

Price: $4.99
Page Count: 48
Series: Faith­ful Learning
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Book­let
Sum­mary: Chris­tians don’t always trust lit­er­a­ture, but God used it to reveal him­self. This explo­ration of lit­er­a­ture and its forms, using respected authors’ exam­ples, shows us its beauty and scrip­tural value.

 

3. The Prob­lem of Good: When the World Seems Fine with­out God edited by D. Mar­ion Clark

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 192
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Paper­back
Sum­mary: If Chris­tian­ity is true, why do many peo­ple seem to live moral, ful­fill­ing lives out­side the gospel? How do we evan­ge­lize peo­ple who seem more upright than we are? How should we respond to unbe­liev­ers’ con­tri­bu­tions to cul­ture and society?

 

4. You Can Pray: Find­ing Grace to Pray Every Day by Tim Chester

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 176
Sub­ject: Chris­t­ian Living
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Tim Chester shows us how, through Christ, we can become great “pray-ers” when we know three key truths about God: the Father loves to hear us pray, the Son makes every prayer pleas­ing, and the Spirit helps us to pray. Prayer is like a child’s ask­ing her father for help—and that’s not beyond any of us.

 

5. Eccle­si­astes by Dou­glas Sean O’Donnell

Price: $22.99
Page Count: 272
Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Stud­ies | Commentary
Hard­cover 
Sum­mary: Jesus Christ—the true embod­i­ment of wisdom—crushed the curse of death on the cross, brought hope through his res­ur­rec­tion, and will bring jus­tice at his return. Dou­glas O’Donnell shows that the only way that Eccle­si­astes is made clear is in light of the cru­ci­fied, risen, and return­ing Christ. Under­stand­ing this will lead us to grate­ful obe­di­ence, steady con­tent­ment, and sur­pris­ing joy.

 

6. 1 Peter by Daniel M. Doriani

Price: $24.99
Page Count: 288
Series: Reformed Expos­i­tory Commentary
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Stud­ies | Commentary
Hard­cover 
Sum­mary: Daniel Dori­ani explores how Peter presents both the effec­tive work of Jesus for us and his per­sonal work in us—and how this enables us to live faith­fully amidst trials.

 

7. God with Us: Explor­ing God’s Per­sonal Inter­ac­tions with His Peo­ple through­out the Bible by Glenn R. Kreider

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 240
Sub­ject: The­ol­ogy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: This explo­ration of God’s humil­ity in how he relates to his creation—not just in Christ, but through­out the Bible—helps us under­stand our own need for humil­ity and service.

 

8. Prince­ton Sem­i­nary (1812–1929): Its Lead­ers’ Lives and Works by Gary Stew­ard

Price: $15.99
Page Count: 336
Series: Guided Tour
Sub­ject: Church His­tory
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Many mod­ern philo­soph­i­cal ideas, and Chris­t­ian responses to them, were for­mu­lated at the time of “Old Prince­ton.” Gary Stew­ard intro­duces us to the great men of Prince­ton The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary from its found­ing to the early twen­ti­eth century—together with some of their most impor­tant writ­ings. While com­mem­o­rat­ing the legacy of Old Prince­ton, this book also places the sem­i­nary in its his­tor­i­cal and the­o­log­i­cal contexts.

 

9. Covenants Made Sim­ple: Under­stand­ing God’s Unfold­ing Promises to His Peo­ple by Jonty Rhodes

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 192
Sub­ject: The­ol­ogy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: What do the var­i­ous covenants given through­out the Bible mean to us? Are they rel­e­vant to our lives? Jonty Rhodes shows us how covenants carry the Bible’s story from start to fin­ish and ulti­mately give root to the gospel of sal­va­tion by grace. Covenants mat­ter! Redis­cover the Bible’s uni­fied covenan­tal story and its unfold­ing mes­sage through­out Scripture.

 

10. Incon­spic­u­ous Prov­i­dence: The Gospel Accord­ing to Esther by Bryan R. Gregory

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 224
Series: Gospel Accord­ing to the Old Testament
Sub­ject: Bib­li­cal Studies
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Esther sur­prises us by never men­tion­ing God or his inter­ven­tion. Yet we our­selves are famil­iar with not expe­ri­enc­ing divine inter­ven­tion in our sec­u­lar world. Where is God in it all?

 

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BOOK HIGHLIGHT — Taken: The Quest For Truth, Book 1 by Brock Eastman

Taken: The Quest for Truth, Book 1 by Brock East­man

320 pages | $12.99 | Paper­back | Pub­lished: 2011 | Series: The Quest for Truth

Sum­mary:
Five—Four—Three—Two—One!”
We’re out of here!”

Suit up! Jump into hyper flight with the four Wikk kids! Forced into a high stakes hunt for their miss­ing par­ents by the sin­is­ter Cpt. Vedrik, the sib­lings’ only hope is their par­ents’ Archeos e-journal. Can Tiffany deci­pher the clues within it? As time runs out, it’s all up to Oliver and his Fed­er­a­tion train­ing to fly the Phoenix and pro­tect his crew. But twins Mason and Austin endan­ger the mis­sion when they unex­pect­edly meet . . . the blue boy!

About the Series:

The Quest for Truth series unfolds as the four Wikk kids are thrust into a des­per­ate race to find the mys­te­ri­ous planet Ursprung and stop the Übel rene­gades from mis­us­ing its long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treach­er­ous vil­lains, high-tech gad­gets, the Phoenix—encounter all of these and more on this futur­is­tic, inter­plan­e­tary adventure!

Taken — Book 1

Risk - Book 2

Unleash - Book 3

The last 2 books in the series are on sched­ule to be avail­able in 2015 and 2016.

About the Author:

Eastman_Brock 2 Brock D. East­man is twenty-nine years old and lives at the base of America’s Moun­tain with his wife and two daugh­ters. He has the plea­sure of work­ing for Focus on the Fam­ily and on the Adven­tures in Odyssey brand as a Pro­ducer. He loves movie nights with his wife and their stove-popped pop­corn, as well as play­ing pre­tend or read­ing with his daughters.

Brock started writ­ing his first series, The Quest for Truth, in 2005 and five years later with his wife’s encour­age­ment signed a pub­lish­ing deal. He has since pub­lished Sages of Dark­ness and a book in The Imag­i­na­tion Sta­tion series. He’s always think­ing of his next story and totes a thumb drive full of ideas. Stay tuned for more from Brock and get con­nected with him through Face­book, twit­ter, YouTube, Pin­ter­est, Google +, or here on Word­Press click below.

What Others Say About This Book:

Taken wastes no time thrust­ing its read­ers head­long into the begin­ning of what promises to be an epic saga.” - Christo­pher Miller, Coau­thor of the Award-winning Code­bear­ers Series

Taken is a riv­et­ing tale of just how far mankind is will­ing to go . . . for the ulti­mate prize.” — Wayne Thomas Bat­son, Best­selling Author of The Door Within Trilogy

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NEW RELEASE — God’s Battle by Sally Michael

God’s Bat­tle by Sally Michael

128 pages | $16.99 | Paper­back | Fully Illus­trated | Series: Mak­ing Him Known

Sum­mary: Par­ents work hard to pro­tect their chil­dren from dan­ger. But are we help­ing to guard them in the spir­i­tual bat­tle that already rages around them?

Whether he con­sciously takes sides or not, every per­son is in the mid­dle of spir­i­tual war­fare. None of us can choose to sit on the sidelines—and even our chil­dren are not exempt! So rather than try­ing to shield them from the very real war around them, why not equip them, as early as pos­si­ble, to take an active role and fight back?

Sally Michael pro­vides the frame­work for par­ents to train their chil­dren in the fight of faith. In this full-color, illus­trated “bat­tle plan,” she uses the gospel mes­sage to intro­duce chil­dren to the state of their hearts, then awak­ens them to the many bat­tle­grounds that sur­round us—both from our own sin­ful hearts and from the enemy’s attacks. She then encour­ages chil­dren to be fight­ers, giv­ing them a bib­li­cal bat­tle strat­egy to depend on God, resist the enemy, and stand strong!

About the Author:

Sally Michael is the co-founder and pub­lish­ing con­sul­tant of Chil­dren Desir­ing God, and she devel­oped their widely used Sun­day school cur­ricu­lum for young peo­ple. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as Min­is­ter for Chil­dren at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church in Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota, for six­teen years.

 

Other Books in This Series:

  

God’s Names
120 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: This is a full-color guide for par­ents to teach their early ele­men­tary chil­dren about God’s char­ac­ter, revealed in 24 names. Each chap­ter ends with a per­sonal appli­ca­tion and activities.

 

God’s Promise
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: You have prob­a­bly seen your children’s eyes light up at receiv­ing a present. How excited would they be to get a present directly from God? God already has a present to offer your chil­dren. And you can be the one who helps them dis­cover it!

 

God’s Prov­i­dence
128 Pages
Sum­mary: In this full-color guide to how God’s prov­i­dence works in the world, par­ents can stim­u­late a lively dis­cus­sion with early ele­men­tary chil­dren about rest­ing in God’s sov­er­eign care. Each chap­ter includes per­sonal appli­ca­tion and activities.

 

God’s Wis­dom
128 Pages
SAMPLE CHAPTER
Sum­mary: Sally Michael helps par­ents and chil­dren dis­cover the joys of wis­dom and dis­cern the destruc­tion of fool­ish­ness in this full-color, illus­trated book that includes appli­ca­tion ques­tions and activ­ity suggestions.

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Recap of New Releases from August & September

1. Hid­den in the Gospel: Truths You For­get to Tell Your­self Every Day
by William P. Farley

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 128
Spir­i­tual Growth & Guidance
Paper­back
Sum­mary: We live with our own thoughts 24/7. Often we are car­ried along by sin­ful think­ing instead of inten­tion­ally speak­ing truth to our­selves. How can we start chang­ing this? How can we live lives that are influ­enced by the gospel moment by moment?
William Far­ley argues that mature Chris­tians solve many spir­i­tual prob­lems in their lives by preach­ing the gospel to them­selves. The gospel is not one event but a story that began before time and stretches into eter­nity. Key moments in this story—such as Jesus’ incar­na­tion, death, res­ur­rec­tion, and ascension—teach us lessons that can be applied to life every sin­gle day. In this user-friendly book, Far­ley shows us how.

 

2. The Three­fold Cord, The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy, Book 3
by Jere­miah W. Montgomery

Price: $14.99
Page Count: 320
Series: The Dark Har­vest Trilogy
Fic­tion / Fantasy
Paper­back
Sum­mary: The Dark Faith is ris­ing again. . . . Will it bury the light?
The machi­na­tions of the Dark Faith ignite war through­out the lands of Aeld Gowan. Des­per­ate to mar­shal allies against the ris­ing foe, Moru­mus embarks on a secret mis­sion to the dis­tant bar­bar­ian peo­ples of the North. Sin­is­ter events force Oethur to risk every­thing for his queen and his crown. Will he find jus­tice? Mean­while, agony haunts Urien in the dun­geons of the Scar­let Bishop as she faces the loss of everything—even her brother. Will the Ring of Stars be bro­ken . . . or will the Red Order drag all of Aeld Gowan into the bosom of the Mother?

 

3. Prone to Wan­der: Prayers of Con­fes­sion and Celebration
by Bar­bara R. Duguid & Wayne Duguid Houk, edited by Iain M. Duguid
Price: $14.99
Pages: 240
Chris­t­ian Life / Prayer
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Inspired by the clas­sic The Val­ley of Vision, this book pro­vides spe­cific prayers of con­fes­sion in response to Scrip­ture pas­sages. Ideal for use in church ser­vices or per­sonal devo­tions, these prayers thank God for Jesus’ right­eous­ness and aton­ing death and ask for the Spirit’s help in pur­su­ing holiness—closing with an assur­ance of par­don in Christ for the spe­cific sins of God’s peo­ple. Appen­dices include a list of hymns ref­er­enced, as well as the ser­mon texts that orig­i­nally accom­pa­nied them.

 

4. Jesus Is Most Special
by Sally Michael

Price: $9.99
Pages: 24
Chil­dren / Non-fiction
Hard­cover
Fully Illus­trated
Sum­mary: Sally Michael helps par­ents to share the story of Jesus’ birth with young chil­dren, plac­ing it in the larger bib­li­cal con­text of what comes before and after it. This book’s large, full-color illus­trated pages and sug­ges­tions for accom­pa­ny­ing songs and visu­als help chil­dren to learn the story by heart, and it fur­ther moti­vates chil­dren to teach the story to others.

 

5. Keep­ing Your Cool: A Teen’s Sur­vival Guide
by Lou Pri­olo

Price: $12.99
Page Count: 256
Youth / Counseling
Paper­back
Sum­mary: You prob­a­bly know plenty about argu­ing with your parents—but did you know that this isn’t just because you are a teenager? It’s because of anger, which every­one strug­gles with—and which you can con­trol! This prac­ti­cal, bib­li­cal approach to mas­ter­ing sin­ful anger devel­ops bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion with your par­ents and includes prac­ti­cal tools, such as jour­nal­ing exer­cises and dis­cus­sion points.

 

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NEW RELEASE — Jesus Is Most Special by Sally Michael

There are 3 months till Christ­mas! What per­fect tim­ing for the release of our new Christ­mas book: Jesus Is Most Spe­cial by Sally Michael.

24 Pages | $9.99 | Hard­cover | Color Illus­trated

Sum­mary: Our chil­dren are spe­cial to us, and Christ­mas is a spe­cial time for them, cap­ti­vat­ing them with its joy and won­der. What bet­ter time for par­ents to intro­duce their young chil­dren to the most spe­cial child ever born — the child who is also the Sav­ior of the world and the King of Kings?

Sally Michael helps par­ents to share the story of the birth of Jesus with their chil­dren and goes a step fur­ther by plac­ing the Christ­mas story in the larger con­text of the Bible, includ­ing what comes before and after. She goes on to moti­vate chil­dren to teach this all-important story to oth­ers after they have learned it them­selves. Through its large, full-color illus­trated pages and its sug­ges­tions for accom­pa­ny­ing songs and visu­als, this book will help chil­dren to learn by heart the most spe­cial story ever told.

About the Author:

Sally Michael is the co-founder and pub­lish­ing con­sul­tant of Chil­dren Desir­ing God, and she devel­oped their widely used Sun­day school cur­ricu­lum for young peo­ple. She is also an author and a speaker, and she served as Min­is­ter for Chil­dren at Beth­le­hem Bap­tist Church in Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota, for six­teen years. She is also the author of God’s Names, God’s Promise, God’s Prov­i­dence, God’s Wis­dom.

What Others Are Saying about this Book:

The sim­plic­ity of this book mir­rors the plain­ness of the bib­li­cal story. Carol lyrics waft beside the brief, deep Scrip­tures that inspired them. In these pages the Sav­ior is clearly worshiped—the story of his arrival touched me yet again.” — Steve Estes, Author of A Bet­ter December

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Our mis­sion is to serve Christ and his church by pro­duc­ing clear, engag­ing, fresh, and insight­ful appli­ca­tions of Reformed theology.

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