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Change the World

by Mike Slaughter

Clearly, something is not working. Despite the church's place of prominence in American culture and the ubiquity of the church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant today. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for pot lucks than for solving world hunger. It's time for churches to get over the cruise-ship mentality of being a program-provider, and reconnect with the true message and mission of Jesus: to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed. The church is called to be a mission outpost, living out Christ's ideals in today's world. Slaughter presents seven choices pastors must make as they consider the future of their congregations. Will you focus on building disciples or tallying decisions? Will you multiply your impact or expand your facilities? Will you step out in courage or comply with the status quo? Your answers to these and other questions determine how your church will focus its time, its energy, and its budget to work for real change in a hurting world.

Living in God's Presence

by Dr Steven Tuell

Title #5 in the Bible Reader Series is a short-term, 8 session study of the book of Psalms. The series is designed for adult study groups wishing to explore a particular book of the Bible for a limited number of sessions. It uses NRSV. Psalms--This eight-session study of Psalms focuses on the central themes of the psalms. Nearly every psalm is related to the fact that God is present in the world and is lovingly and purposefully involved in the lives of people. Four lessons explore how the people of God are called to praise God who creates and sustains, acts on behalf of God's people, delivers them from trouble, and knows and cares. Four responses to God's actions are suggested: trust in God, keep God's laws, repent and confess, and worship and witness. (see separate teacher's book #0687092469)To see another adult Bible study offered by Cokesbury, go to the Adult Bible Studies website.

A Moment with God for Those Who Grieve

by Dale Clem

Now using the Common English Bible Translation! This book in the A Moment with God Series will help during a time of loss. With fifty-eight moving Scriptures and appropriate prayers, it makes a perfect gift for those going through the grief process. Short bursts of inspiration allow busy youth to take time to pray in just a few short, inspirational minutes. It could easily be used in group devotion as well as for personal reflection time. The beautiful design and size make it a gift that will be treasured and remembered. Check out some of the prayers books in this series in the Related Products Section below.

A Moment with God for Teens

by Lisa Flinn

Now using the Common English Bible Translation! Teens are at a unique place in their faith journey. Life is moving fast and they need a moment with God. As part of our A Moment with God series, this book of fifty-eight moving Scriptures and prayers written in teen-friendly language makes it a perfect gift for any teen. Short bursts of inspiration allow busy youth to take time to pray in just a few short, inspirational minutes. It could easily be used in group devotion as well as for personal reflection time. The beautiful design and size make it a gift that will be treasured and remembered. Check out some of the prayers books in this series in the Related Products Section below.

A Moment with God for Teachers

by Karen Cropsey

Sometimes a moment with God is all a person needs as they move through their day. Teachers are called on to help shape the children. Whether preparing lesson plans, starting the day or between classes, the fifty-eight prayers with accompanying Scriptures found inside are perfect for you or any school teacher you know. The prayers allow you to center and know God is with you as you work to serve in this important role. It could easily be used in group devotion as well as for personal reflection time. The beautiful design and size make it a gift that will be treasured and remembered. Get a copy for the teachers in your life and if you are a teacher, pick up one for yourself. Now using the Common English Bible translation, you can easily use the prayers for group devotion as well as for personal reflection time. The beautiful design and size make it a keepsake to treasure and remember. Some of the prayers included are: Elementary School Teachers Junior High School Teachers High School Teachers A Monday Morning Prayer At Report Card Time Loving "the Unloveable" Students Who Are Ill My Own Children and more!

A Moment with God for Sunday School Teachers

by Sarah Mcginley

Sometimes a moment with God is all a person needs as they move through their day. Whether preparing for Sunday's class or dealing with students and parents, the fifty-eight prayers with accompanying Scriptures found inside are perfect for you or any Sunday school teacher you know. The prayers allow you to center and know God is with you as you work to serve. Now using the Common English Bible translation, you can easily use the prayers for group devotion as well as for personal reflection time. The beautiful design and size make it a keepsake to treasure and remember. Some of the prayers included are: As I Prepare My Sunday School Lesson On Communicating with Parents When I Pray in Class Coping with a Difficult Child Laughing with the Children Praising Each Child in My Class and more!

A Moment with God for Grandparents

by Kel Groseclose

A Moment with God for Grandparents, provides 58 prayers appropriate for their audience. Most importantly with busy lifestyles today, the length of the prayers is short enough to be read in only a couple of minutes. The inclusion of a Scripture passage for every prayer makes these books suitable for use in both personal and group devotion. Available in convenient pocket-size.

A Moment With God For Children

by Barbara Younger

This popular series of convenient pocket-size books offers 58 prayers in each volume. An excellent resource to use for brief devotions that fit in with today's busy lifestyle. Includes Scripture passages with each prayer. For personal or group use. *A Moment with God for Children--addresses common concerns and experiences of young children.

A Moment with God for Fathers

by Barry Culbertson

Prayers for every dad, every day.Each of the pocket- or purse-sized books in the A Moment with God series provides 58 brief prayers that can be read in a few short minutes at any time of day. Each prayer features Scripture for reflection and is appropriate for personal or group devotion.A Moment with God books-- offer prayers for daily life situations-- address common concerns and needs-- make ideal gifts!

A Moment with God for Mothers

by Margaret Huffman

Short, heartfelt prayers for moms of all ages.Each of the pocket- or purse-sized books in the A Moment with God series provides 58 brief prayers that can be read in a few short minutes at any time of day. Each prayer features Scripture for reflection and is appropriate for personal or group devotion.A Moment with God books-- offer prayers for daily life situations-- address common concerns and needs-- make ideal gifts!

A Moment with God for Caregivers

by Becky Fish

This popular series of convenient pocket-size books offers 58 prayers in each volume. An excellent resource to use for brief devotions that fit in with today's busy lifestyle. Includes Scripture passages with each prayer. For personal or group use. *A Moment with God for Caregivers--Touching prayers for anyone in the business of caring.

A Moment with God for Volunteers

by Lisa Flinn

If you love the title, you'll love the book -- and if the title isn't your cup of tea, you'll still love this book! The latest in a series of books of everyday life meditations, this one for volunteers is just wonderful. Down-to-earth, short prayers filled with humor and a true understanding of the diversity of volunteering today. One small page for each of 58 different types of volunteer work, from Coaching to Being a Designated Driver to Gleaning a Harvest. If you have to inspire a group at the start of a work day or give the benediction at a recognition event -- here's your resource. Non-sectarian but with one brief Bible quote per page.

When All Hail Breaks Loose

by Pat Day

Storms can come suddenly, unexpectedly, and catastrophically. We are never the same after suffering the shock and after-shocks of such earth-shattering experiences. And it is during these times that we need the assurance that only our faith in God provides. When All Hail Breaks Loose offers practical, proven life strategies for not only surviving, but also thriving, in the midst of major life challenges. When we are going through a storm, we can't help but wonder: How does my faith help me when everything is falling apart? How does trusting God in prayer really make a difference? Where can I turn to receive the strength and direction that will help me hold my life together when everything is coming apart? Where is God in the midst of my suffering and pain? How can I make it through the long nights of fear, doubt, and uncertainty? How can I keep going when everything in me wants to quit? God provides the resources to weather life's storms: faith, prayer, friends and family, courage and fortitude, and the determination to persevere. It is reassuring to know the battle is not ours but God's.

I Hear Voices, and That's a Good Thing!

by James W. Moore

Everyone is guided by the voices of people in our lives--grandparents, parents, teachers, pastors, friends. Their words are woven into our life's fabric and influence how we live and the choices we make. As Christians, we are blessed also to hear the amazing voices of those who lived centuries ago--the voices found in Scripture. Author James W. Moore says, "When faced with choices and decisions, when trying to sort out priorities, when my heart is sad or glad, when challenges and problems thrust themselves into my life, when I need a word of assurance, or when faced with a new opportunity, I hear the voice of Jesus, I hear the voice of Mary, I hear the voices of Abraham and Micah and Esther and the apostle Paul and many other biblical voices whispering (or shouting!) to me powerful words that shape and direct my life." I Hear Voices...and That's a Good Thing! celebrates the voices of the Bible who continue, every day, to strengthen and encourage us when we not only hear but listen to them.

Faith from the Back Side

by J. Ellsworth Kalas

In his popular series of books "From the Back Side," J. Ellsworth Kalas looks at Christian topics through a new lens, takes unique starting points on those subjects, and uses creative re-telling from different points of view. In Faith from the Back Side, Kalas explores something that is central in a Christian life but often difficult to understand. "We exercise faith every day, in hundreds of secular moments, then struggle to find it in its purest form when we need God's help the most. The back side, indeed! Sometimes it's the only side of faith we can seem to approach. Yet faith is nearer than our hands or feet, and more real than the air we breathe. It's time we learned more about it." (J. Ellsworth Kalas, adapted from the foreword) A discussion guide is included for small-group use.

Becoming a Couple of Destiny

by Joseph W. Walker III Stephaine Hale Walker

It takes two. Even if men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, they still have different takes on what make a relationship work. In this he says--she says book, Bishop Joseph Walker and his wife Dr. Stephaine Walker tell you how to know when you're in love and ready to take that next step of commitment. This dynamic and successful couple will also dialogue about the place of intimacy, carving out time for each other, and the importance of creating a spiritual life together in order to make significant and lasting decisions. They will also talk about the values necessary to keep couples together in this temptation-laden culture.

Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmas

by Judy Christie

Judy Christie meets us where we are, in a frenzied, out-of-control frame of mind, and helps us begin to have a deeper understanding of the joy of the Christmas season and its deep meaning for our lives overall--and how that can be a starting point for a more abundant life in the new year. In Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmas, Christie guides us to a more helpful, Christian understanding of this time of year. Aspects of the liturgical calendar are introduced as part of this process, including the Christian understandings of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. She gives us practical tools for coping with holiday pressures but above all stresses the need for transformation from a secular perspective to a Christian one. Hurry Less Worry Less at Christmas will assist in identifying what people love about the holiday season and what they want to change. The book can also be used as a study book for church small groups or Sunday school classes, leading up to the holidays. This updated edition contains new content to help make the Christmas season even more joyful, peaceful, and meaningful. "In her delightful, contemporary, and practical book, Judy Christie takes the 'Grinch' out of holiday preparations. She enabled me to see Christmas as a sacred, joyful journey rather than a difficult, demanding marathon." --Nell W. Mohney, Author of Slay Your Giants "Judy Christie must have been reading my mind! I've already started planning a simpler, calmer holiday season this year." --Cynthia Bond Hopson, Author of Bad Hair Days, Rainy Days, and Mondays "Judy Christie provides a welcome reminder to wait upon the Lord, and some practical, real-life steps toward comfort, joy, and simplicity." --Rob Weber, Co-author of Beginnings: The Spiritual Life

Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms

by Judy Christie

Popular author Judy Christie contends that, while the perfect mom doesn't exist, there are successes in the lives of many mothers who have learned to rely upon God and to get back up when they stumble. Within this book readers will recognize many of those kinds of achievements within their own families and find new inspiration and encouragement for moving forward with greater faith, joy, and love. The Hurry Less, Worry Less series is for all those busy women and men who want to slow their lives down but don't quite know where to start. It offers quick tips, strategies for change, and an invitation to a Christian life.

Wellspring

by Karen Moore-Artl

A wellspring is a source of abundant and continual supply. That is how it is with God's Word. In these pages you will find the refreshment God promises us in Proverbs 18:4: "The words from a person's mouth are deep waters, a bubbling stream, a fountain of wisdom." Throughout the scripture, water is used as a theme for so much that God provides. The "water" found in God's Word quenches not just physical thirst, but the deep spiritual cravings we struggle with every day. Using the readable and relatable scripture translations of the Common English Bible, Wellspring is the perfect companion for anyone who is thirsty for fresh, clear encouragement and a deeper walk with Christ. Each daily selection includes a Bible verse, a personal reading, and a short prayer. Here, readers will find that God's love for them is a wellspring--inexhaustible, ever-flowing, always refreshing and available.

The Cure for the Chronic Life

by Deanna Favre Shane Stanford

A life of unanswered questions, broken relationships, and poor decisions disrupts a relationship with God and creates crisis. Deanna Favre, a breast cancer survivor and wife of NFL legend Brett Favre, and Shane Stanford, an HIV-positive minister, have both lived such a life. Chronic hopelessness was part of their everyday lives as it is for many people. But Deanna and Shane discovered the transforming grace and strength of a God who provides answers for questions and possibilities for uncertainties. The Cure for the Chronic Life is a guide for the journey out of hopelessness. In its pages, discover the power of redeeming love and the hope of living in Christ.

Immersion Bible Studies | Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians

by Lisa R. Withrow Stan Purdum

Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

Immersion Bible Studies | Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians

by Frank Ramirez

Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

Immersion Bible Studies | 1 & 2 Corinthians

by James L. Evans

Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

Immersion Bible Studies | Romans

by Lynn H. Cohick

Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

Immersion Bible Studies | Acts

by Craig S. Keener John P Gilbert

Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, they'll be able to discover God's revelation through readings and reflections.

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