Two New Releases in July 2021

We are excited to release these two titles today:


Hope: Living Confidently in God by John Crotts

96 pages | Paperback | P&R Direct Price: $9.99 $7.50 | SAMPLE CHAPTER | 31-Day Devotionals for Life series | Kindle: $6.99 | iTunes: $6.99

About

How do we persevere in hard times? When platitudes and “positive thinking” fail us, God gives us lasting hope through his Word. This sustaining certainty is based not on our state of mind but on the security of God’s character expressed consistently and reliably through his promises. In this 31-day devotional, John Crotts brings hope to the hearts of troubled Christians by showing how God’s power, plans, and care offer substantive hope for every kind of trial and failure.

In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.

Endorsements

“John has excelled in this devotional format, turning the angles of biblical hope like a diamond, bringing forth the true hope we have in Jesus and his hope-giving Word.”

—Brian Borgman, Founding Pastor, Grace Community Church, Minden, Nevada 

“John has written what I’d like to call ‘spiritual B12 shots of hope.’. . . I encourage readers of this great book to take their own ‘daily dose’ of hope in God and his promises and to spread it around.”

—Stuart W. Scott, Professor of Biblical Counseling, Graduate Program of The Master’s University

“John’s personal faith runs as a thread throughout the whole book, bringing authentic wisdom and encouragement to the life of any Christian who seeks to be reminded afresh of the unshakeable hope Christ provides in a broken world.”

—Brian Croft, Founder and Executive Director, Practical Shepherding

“This devotional will get the brother or sister who needs hope back into the Word on a daily basis through bite-sized portions.”

—Jim Newheiser, Director of the Christian Counseling Program, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte


Work That Makes a Difference by Daniel M. Doriani

112 pages | Paperback | P&R Direct Price: $12.99 $10.00 | SAMPLE CHAPTER | Kindle: $8.99 | iTunes: $8.99 | Click HERE to read the preface to this book

About

If you’ve ever wondered how you can best serve God and your neighbor faithfully in your work, this study provides welcome encouragement and guidance. Discover what makes your work both good and strategically valuable—then develop a concrete plan to make a difference in your corner of the world.

Endorsements

“For the last year, Dan Doriani and I have empowered multicultural leaders with weekly meetings using Work That Makes a Difference. I highly recommend Dan’s book and invite you to join the team of multicultural faith-and-work disciple makers who live out the love of Jesus daily in the marketplace.”

—Brad Wos, Multicultural Director, Evangelical Free Church of America Central District 

Praise for Dan Doriani’s Previous Book on Work

“Dan is an academic who wears his considerable scholarship lightly as he writes a theologically rich but accessible book on the Christian and work.”

—Timothy Keller, Author, Every Good Endeavor

“Dan was teaching on the relationship between faith, work, and culture long before this topic became popular. With a great love for the gospel and the hope of Christ’s kingdom stirring in his heart, Dan has given us a wonderful introduction to a biblical theology of work.”

—Scotty Smith, Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville


Preface from Work That Makes a Difference by Dan Doriani

PREFACE

This book aims to equip disciples to serve, love, and lead in the workplace and for the common good. At times, this book focuses on leaders and potential leaders, because leaders have so much influence on work. I interviewed hundreds of people for this project and often began by asking, “Do you like your job, and why?” So often, the reply began, “I like my work because my boss . . .” But this book is for everyone who works, leaders and ordinary laborers, paid or unpaid.

As the title of this book suggests, most of us want to make a difference, small or large, by our work. We may want to make our corner of the world a better place. Or we may aspire to earn a little more money or to work in a more positive place. In doing that we also make a difference. So then, whether we schedule appointments, clean buildings, fill orders, or run a small business, we can do it well or poorly, with a smile or a frown. In that way, everyone shapes their immediate neighborhood and perhaps the wider world.

I wrote this book during a pandemic that demonstrated how little we control our work. Overnight, a virus altered the economic landscape. Jobs disappeared. Businesses died and were born. The office lost importance. The disruption was staggering, even for economies that are accustomed to perpetual change and “creative destruction.”

Anyone can read a book alone; I designed this book to be discussed in a community of eight to twenty people. The chapter discussion questions were written for the cohort ministry of the Center for Faith and Work, St. Louis. Ideally, cohorts meet for seven to ten sessions and end with a project aimed at changing one small corner of the world. To learn more about starting a cohort, visit the website for the Center for Faith and Work, St. Louis: www.faithandworkstl.org.

Preliminary Reflections

Take time to jot down notes on each question before the first group discussion.

  1. List three to five aspects of your work that most enliven you, aspects of work that make you eager to start the morning. They are tasks you might do for free, if you didn’t need income.
  2. List concrete ways you can show your love for God while at work. When does it seem hard to love God or neighbor at your job?
  3. What are some recent times when your work felt hard, even grueling? What are recent times when it felt like a calling from God?

—Daniel M. Doriani, Work That Makes a Difference (releasing 7/21/21)


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Excerpt from Hope: Living Confidently in God by John Crotts

Where Hope Begins

According to [God’s] great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3–5)

What words do you associate with your salvation?

Christians usually associate salvation from God’s judgment with the word faith. After all, the Bible says you can never earn salvation through good works: salvation is received by faith alone. The Lord Jesus has done the work. He lived righteously. He died in the place of sinners on the cross. He rose from the dead. Jesus calls people to stop trusting their own righteousness and to put their faith in him alone. That is what it means to be a Christian.

But hope is also a wonderful salvation word.

People usually use the word hope to mean an optimistic or positive wish for the future. Sometimes the biblical writers use hope in this way, like when Paul says to Timothy, “I hope to come to you soon” (1 Tim. 3:14). In that situation, Paul didn’t know what God had planned and wished for a speedy visit to his friend.

For a non-Christian, wishful hope is the best they can have. A Christian has a far more powerful hope, however: the hope that comes through salvation. Because Jesus rose from the dead, your trust in him is not in vain. He proved the reality of the world to come. When he brings you to heaven, your hopes will be filled with substance. You may never receive an earthly inheritance, but you will receive a heavenly inheritance in glory. It will never perish, become defiled, or fade away. You will never get such assurances from earthly treasures. You can be confident about your heavenly inheritance because God is personally guarding it until you receive it.

Although you deserve God’s punishment because of your sinful attitudes and actions, God has given you mercy—great mercy, in fact. In that great mercy he has caused you to be born again, to come to life spiritually. As your spiritual eyes open, you begin to see through lenses of hope—dynamic living hope. When God changes you from a rebellious creature into an adopted son, you can have confidence, even certainty, that God will accomplish good plans in your life. You can have confident expectations of the future, the very meaning of hope.

Because of your salvation, you have a solid foundation for hope.

—John Crotts, Hope: Living Confidently in God (releasing 7/21/21)


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5 New Releases on Prayer

Five New Releases on Prayer

  1. Prayers of a Parent for Young Children by Kathleen Nielson
  2. Prayers of a Parent for Teens by Kathleen Nielson
  3. Prayers of a Parent for Young Adults by Kathleen Nielson
  4. Prayers of a Parent for Adult Children by Kathleen Nielson
  5. Everyday Prayer with the Puritans by Donald McKim

NEW SERIES

Prayers of a Parent by Kathleen Nielson

Across this four-volume series, beautiful poetic prayers by author Kathleen Nielson address the spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth of a child from infancy to adulthood. Designed for parents, each book has third-one prayers, brief reflections, and Scripture selections for meditation.

1. Prayers of a Parent for Young Children

Our children are precious to us. So how precious it is that we can lift up these dear ones in prayer to God our Father, who has shown his love to us in his own Son—and who gives us his Holy Spirit to help us to pray according to his Word.

These poetic prayers bring praises and petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our children perfectly. Covering their spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation.

Available from:

Amazon
Christianbook
P&R Publishing
PCA Bookstore
TGC
WTS Books

2. Prayers of a Parent for Teens

Our teens are precious to us, and they face particular challenges and opportunities during these momentous years. So how precious it is that we can lift up these dear ones in prayer to God our Father, who has shown his love to us in his own Son—and who gives us his Holy Spirit to help us to pray according to his Word.

These poetic prayers bring praises and petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our teens perfectly. Covering their spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation.

Available from:

Amazon
Christianbook
P&R Publishing
PCA Bookstore
TGC
WTS Books

3. Prayers of a Parent for Young Adults

Our children’s young adult years are packed with important life decisions that shape their personal growth. They need the love and support of their parents and a firm trust in God to see them through this complicated season of life. Lift them up to the Lord with this book of short, poetic prayers.

Each of these thirty-one prayers explores a different aspect of your child’s life—from bodily health and friendships to ambitions and creativity. Kathleen accompanies each prayer with Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation. Let Kathleen’s words guide your prayers to God for your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs that will prepare them for the path to adulthood that lies ahead.

Available from:

Amazon
Christianbook
P&R Publishing
PCA Bookstore
TGC
WTS Books

4. Prayers of a Parent for Adult Children

Adult children face many struggles, both earthly and spiritual. Even fully grown, they need support as they forge a life of their own. But how can we help them on their journey as they become independent from us? Bring your love for them to the Lord in prayer. God, who knows and loves your child perfectly, will satisfy their every need.

Let Kathleen’s words guide your devotions as her prayer collection tackles the challenges of marriage, parenthood, careers, aging, and more. Each of the thirty-one prayers included is accompanied by Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation.

Available from:

Amazon
Christianbook
P&R Publishing
PCA Bookstore
TGC
WTS Books

Everyday Prayer with the Puritans

Through short meditative readings and reflection questions, Donald McKim explores Puritan teaching on prayer to inspire and inform your own devotions. You will discover how to bring God into all aspects of your life through prayer.

“Donald McKim . . . offer[s] us not only well-earned wisdom and sensible encouragement on prayer but also gentle questions to make sure we are making connections ourselves. His goal is not merely to teach us more about prayer but to help us actually to pray!”
—Kelly M. Kapic, Professor of Theology, Covenant College

Available from:

Amazon
Christianbook
P&R Publishing
PCA Bookstore
WTS Books

Prayers of a Parent series by Kathleen Nielson

NEW SERIES — Prayers of a Parent by Kathleen Nielson

Across this four-volume series, beautiful poetic prayers by author Kathleen Nielson address the spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth of a child from infancy to adulthood. Designed for parents, each book has 31 prayers, brief reflections, and Scripture selections for meditation.


Prayers of a Parent for Young Children

Our children are precious to us. So how precious it is that we can lift up these dear ones in prayer to God our Father, who has shown his love to us in his own Son—and who gives us his Holy Spirit to help us to pray according to his Word. 

These poetic prayers bring praises and petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our children perfectly. Covering their spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation.

This volume offers prayers for young children, from birth through the preteen years.

Sample Prayer:

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Prayers of a Parent for Teens

Our teens are precious to us, and they face particular challenges and opportunities during these momentous years. So how precious it is that we can lift up these dear ones in prayer to God our Father, who has shown his love to us in his own Son—and who gives us his Holy Spirit to help us to pray according to his Word.

These poetic prayers bring praises and petitions to the Lord who knows and loves our teens perfectly. Covering their spiritual well-being, physical needs, and character growth, the prayers are accompanied by brief reflections from Kathleen as well as Scripture passages for meditation.

This volume offers prayers for teenagers.

Sample Prayer:

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Prayers of a Parent for Young Adults

Our children’s young adult years are packed with important life decisions that shape their personal growth. They need the love and support of their parents and a firm trust in God to see them through this complicated season of life. Lift them up to the Lord with this book of short, poetic prayers.

Each of these thirty-one prayers explores a different aspect of your child’s life—from bodily health and friendships to ambitions and creativity. Kathleen accompanies each prayer with Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation. Let Kathleen’s words guide your prayers to God for your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs that will prepare them for the path to adulthood that lies ahead.

This volume offers prayers for young adults.

Sample Prayer:

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Prayers of a Parent for Adult Children

Adult children face many struggles, both earthly and spiritual. Even fully grown, they need support as they forge a life of their own. But how can we help them on their journey as they become independent from us? Bring your love for them to the Lord in prayer. God, who knows and loves your child perfectly, will satisfy their every need.

Let Kathleen’s words guide your devotions as her prayer collection tackles the challenges of marriage, parenthood, careers, aging, and more. Each of the thirty-one prayers included is accompanied by Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation.

This volume offers prayers for adult children. What a blessing it is to thank God for our precious children thorough all stages of life!

Sample Prayer:

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