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A Quest for More

by Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God's bigger kingdom. The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their "little kingdom" attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God's expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest. Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be "glory junkies;" those whose visionary lives are governed by God's grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines. Writes the author, "It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an 'above and more' being. You were made to be transcendent." Tripp then shows Christians how to "transcend" through daily, moment-by-moment, practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ. It is within this purpose-driven framework, this "Quest for More", that Paul Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism, in order to break free from this ungodly fulfillment that is too easily satisfied with a mediocre walk with Christ. Instead the author invites committed sojourners to a life characterized by an unyielding passion that pursues God simply for the pleasure of his glorious company and in the process, affect eternal change in a hurting, hopeless world.

How People Change

by Paul David Tripp Timothy S. Lane

A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel.When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.

CrossTalk

by Michael R. Emlet

An Antidote to "Take Two Verses and Call Me in the Morning"Your friend just left his wife. You catch your child posting something inappropriate on the Internet. Someone in your small group is depressed. A relative was just diagnosed with an incurable disease.When those you know and love experience trouble, you don't want to hand out pat answers or religious platitudes. Instead, you want to offer real hope and help from God's Word. You know it's true, but how does an ancient book, written thousands of years ago, connect with our twenty-first century problems? In CrossTalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet, Michael R. Emlet gives you the tools to connect the Bible to your life and to the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. You will learn to understand people and God's Word in ways that promote gospel-centered, rich conversations that help you and those you know grow in love for God and others. This book will make the whole Bible come alive to you. Instead of platitudes, you can offer a cup of living water to those who are struggling in this broken world.

Saved Without A Doubt

by John Macarthur Jr.

For over 30 years, trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now the very best of John MacArthur's Christian living titles have been updated to feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection.Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. Saved Without a Doubt examines Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.

Divine Design

by John Macarthur Jr.

Divine Design calls us back to God's original intent for men and women. Clearing away the cultural noise and misconceptions, author John MacArthur tackles big issues such as authority in marriage, mothers in the home, and God's view of equality, all while exploring the innate differences between men and women. Throughout, Divine Design provides an indispensable guide for understanding your mate, and shares how embracing your unique design can foster security, blance, and love in a marriage and family.

Alone With God

by John Macarthur Jr.

For over 30 years trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur, Jr. has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now David C Cook is offering the very best of John MacArthur Jr.'s Christian living titles in a repackaged and revised format. Based on the timeless originals, these new editions feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection, all centered on topics and issues that matter most to believers.We all know that spending time with God is essential to an intimate, growing relationship with Him. Yet many of us struggle to make prayer a consistent, dedicated part of our daily lives. Alone with God offers powerful encouragement for anyone longing for a deeper, richer time of prayer. Here John MacArthur turns to the perfect mentor on prayer, Jesus Christ, as he explores the profound insights found in the Lord's Prayer.

Getting to No

by Erwin W. Lutzer

Everyone is familiar with the cycle: We decide to break a bad habit once and for all. We may even experience some short-term success. Yet almost inevitably, we fall back into that undesirable behavior and the frustrating process starts all over again. The experience can leave us feeling powerless to make changes in our lives.Popular author and pastor Erwin Lutzer believes it is possible to break the cycle of addictive behavior. Filled with biblical insight, Getting to No: How to Break a Stubborn Habit takes an honest look at the temptations lying beneath the surface of every bad habit. Lutzer examines tough issues--such as why temptation exists, what purpose it serves in our lives, and what happens when we fail again--and provides practical tools that will help you find freedom from bad habits for good.

Finding Home

by Jim Daly

Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, managed to rise above his harrowing childhood, which included living in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles. In this deeply personal memoir, he relives horrors no child should endure. A bloodcurdling neighborhood murder merely serves as the backdrop to the abuse and alcoholism within the four walls of his own home, a cycle broken only by the cancer that left him motherless. Orphaned at an early age, Jim saw firsthand the worst this world had to offer. He somehow managed to catch enough glimpses of grace that he knew he wanted more, both from himself and from a God he had to believe existed. And from that small spark of grace, a great man emerged.

Songs in the Key of Solomon

by Anita Renfroe John Renfroe

Ladies, are you tired of trying to engage your man in something he is reluctant to do? Let's face it: husbands are not normally seen running to bookstores to buy a couple's devotional.And guys, are you tired of feeling like the term "devotional" is code for "boring? You may be thinking, Please, not one more thing to check off my daily to-do list. Plus, you and your wife have different views on what intimacy is all about, right?If either of you is wondering if you're living more with your "roommate" than your "soulmate," then this devotional can help you meet on common ground and discover each other in new ways. You won't even need an alarm clock to wake you when your "devotional time" is finished.Filled with insights from a real couple on real issues, Songs in the Key of Solomon will get you and your spouse laughing, thinking, sharing, touching, and praying - possibly all during the same reading. Each offering in this devotional is designed to spark connections around issues that matter, so you'll deepen your emotional, spiritual, and physical unity and ignite new levels of intimacy. (One devotional involves a bathtub and some candles...try not to get stuck on that one page over and over again.)Here is an invitation to hear the music in your marriage - maybe for the first time...or maybe once again.

Red Letters

by Tom Davis

"I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me."?Matthew 25:42-43 ESVIn many Bibles, Christ's words are set apart with a red font. It should be obvious, but this distinction helps remind us that when God becomes Man and that Man speaks--it's probably something we cannot afford to miss.So why doesn't the church take these "red letters" to heart? Why aren't we doing more to be Christ's hands and feet to the poor, the disenfranchised, the weary, the ill, the fatherless, the prisoners? It's all there--in red letters. Why has the Church shirked its responsibilities, leaving the work to be done by governments, rock stars, and celebrities?The Gospel wasn't only meant to be read--it was meant to be lived. From the HIV crisis in Africa to a single abused and lonely child in Russia, the Church must seize the opportunity to serve with a radical, reckless abandon. Author Tom Davis offers both challenge and encouragement to get involved in an increasingly interconnected, desperate modern world.

The Ultimate Life

by Jim Stovall

A profound follow-up to the bestselling book and major motion picture, The Ultimate Gift. When Jason Stevens found out he had to jump through hoops to maybe get an unnamed inheritance from his billionaire grandfather, he was not amused. By the time he'd finished learning the lessons he'd become a different man. Ready to tackle the duties of running a multi-billion dollar trust, he is once again derailed, this time by his pugnacious family. Not content with their cattle ranches and oil fields, his aunts, uncles, and even his parents are determined to see every last dime entrusted to their own self-serving pockets.With none of the reluctance he initially showed for the Gift, he eagerly accepts the challenge and pushes himself to prove not only to his family and the court but also to the world, that with determination and the simple tenets of the Gift, anyone can lead The Ultimate Life.

Starving Jesus

by Craig Gross J. R. Mahon

I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you have me no drink...It's time to STOP STARVING JESUS.In other words...it's time for Christians to get off their comfortable seats near the back of the sanctuary get out in the world. Authors Craig Gross and JR Mahon challenge fellow Christ-followers to stop talking about being spiritual, and start being spiritual--by rolling up their sleeves and serving a world desperate for the hope Christ offers.You can make a difference.

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make

by Hans Finzel

Although leadership is the hot topic on conference agendas and book tours, most people who find themselves in positions of leadership have little or no training for the role. They simply continue to make the same old mistakes.With additional and newly updated material, this leadership classic reveals the most common errors that leaders consistently make-regardless of training or age-and the way to stop these bad habits from undermining their positive talents and accomplishments.Whether you are leading a company, a ministry, a Girl Scout troop, or your family, The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make is a must-read for anyone who wants to lead others effectively."If you're like me, you've grown weary of the published cookie-cutter approaches on how to lead effectively. And so has Hans Finzel. He drills to the core of the current issues on effective leadership."?-Charles R. Swindoll, author and president of Dallas Theological Seminary"This is one of the most practical books on leadership I have in my own library. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, you will want to read this book."?-John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and founder of the INJOY Group

The Ultimate Gift

by Jim Stovall

What would you do to inherit a million dollars? Would you be willing to change your life? Jason Stevens is about to find out in Jim Stovall's The Ultimate Gift.Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family."Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame. For that reason, I am not making you an instant millionaire."What Stevens does give Jason leads to The Ultimate Gift. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.

The Cosmo Bikini Diet

by Holly Corbett The editors of Cosmopolitan

The Cosmo Bikini Diet is a weight-loss plan designed to get you slim and sexy all over without leaving you feeling unsatisfied, moody, and hungry-for real. In fact, it makes eating well and working out actually feel, well, enjoyable. This 12-week program gives you all the tools you need to drop pounds and get toned without cramping your lifestyle: Monthly real-world eating plans; Hot & Healthy workouts that you can fit into even the busiest of schedules; ideas to up the feel-good moments in your day so you don't use food as a quick fix; and more. You'll lose up to 15 pounds (or more) in 12 weeks without feeling deprived. The meal plans were specially designed by Molly Morgan, RD., Board Certified Sports Specialist Dietitian, the owner of Creative Nutrition Solutions, and author of The Skinny Rules, and includes dozens of easy recipes.Each week the reader learns a new get-skinny secret like how to: fuel up on the right carbs, slash sneaky sources of sugar, choose foods that will flatten your tummy! Then customized fitness plan from celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson and Barry's Bootcamp offers a mix of cardio and body sculpting moves to tone your butt, arms, belly, and more! The truth is that reaching your happy weight is not so much about hitting a number on the scale or size tag in your jeans, but about feeling light and lean and strong. It's about getting there without abusing your body with extreme dieting and exercise. It's about eventually walking around-whether in a bikini or not!-with confidence, knowing that you are the healthiest you that you can be.

The Girlfriends Diet

by Editors of Good Housekeeping

Studies prove it! Dieting with a friend yields the best results. Now, based on the experts from Good Housekeeping, the editors who brought you 7 Years Younger, and the successful practices of real women who have lost 30+ pounds and kept it off for two years, comes a safe and sustainable diet and lifestyle plan created by and for women. More than half the battle in dieting is boredom and the feeling of being in it all on your own. The Girlfriends Diet offers not only the voices of girlfriends who share winning strategies, but also encourages group gatherings in a Girlfriends Diet Club, giving you unprecedented support, encouragement, and advice. Boost your metabolism and keep those pounds off forever with this easy-to-follow, no-gimmicks approach to weight loss. The Girlfriends Diet features more than 150 delicious recipes and a four-week meal plan that is completely customizable based on foods you love (no food is off-limits-not even sugar!). You'll learn exercise routines that anyone can do at home or in a gym and dozens of great ideas on how to buddy up with friends to take off the weight-forever! table { }td { padding: 0px; color: black; font-size: 11pt; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; vertical-align: bottom; border: medium none; white-space: nowrap; }

7 Years Younger Instant Makeovers

by Editors of Woman's Day

Lose years in minutes! Includes more than 100 instant makeovers to help you look and feel younger-today.Get smoother skin, thicker hair and a brighter smile. Plus, sleep more soundly, banish stress, eat better and feel great about yourself. You'll discover how to play up your best features, choose flattering colors, fashions and hairstyles, get a good night's rest every night, shop for the best anti-aging products that really work, and feel years younger and light-years more confident! Created by the editorial team of Woman's Day magazine, the book features a new group of test panelists specially recruited to demonstrate the anti-aging makeovers. Bonus: product recommendations from the latest Good Housekeeping Anti-Aging Skincare, Hair and Makeup Awards and dozens of youth-boosting recipes from Today show nutrition and health expert Joy Bauer, MS, RD. Color photos throughout.Praise for the New York Times bestseller, 7 Years Younger"Follow this plan-it works!" -Dr. Oz; Professor and Vice-chair of Surgery, NYP-Columbia Medical Center; host of The Dr. Oz Show; and founding editor of Dr. Oz The Good Life Praise for 7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet"This diet contains innovative weight-loss tools that can work for anybody. Use them - and you'll achieve the dream of a thinner, firmer, and more youthful body. . ." -Daily Mail

7 Years Younger The Anti-Aging Breakthrough Diet

by Editors of Good Housekeeping

A delicious and - yes! - proven-to-work big time weight loss plan with cutting edge anti-aging benefits. An innovative weight loss plan for men and women, the 7-week diet is built on the foods science shows delivers anti-aging benefits. Adopt this easy-to-follow plan and you'll have better cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, an in-control sugar level, a healthier heart, and a leaner body. And another big anti-aging bonus: Studies show many of the anti-aging foods found on this diet also nourish your skin so you can actually look younger. It's an added benefit that comes as a surprise to many, but it's a scientific fact: Eating certain foods can improve your skin in a variety of ways that give you vibrant color and can even diminish wrinkles. Along with the 7-week meal plan and fitness program, the diet includes more than 90 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Throughout, there is abundant, proven advice on overcoming mental hurdles to achieve permanent diet success and ideas on how to personalize the plan to your specific situation by swapping out meals. Get ready to turn back the scale-and the clock!

Guinness World Records 2014

by Guinness World Records

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 is bursting with new and updated records. From skateboarding goats to a 15-metre robot dragon and a giant drumkit, you will discover the most awe-inspiring people, pets and pioneers in our most explosive edition yet!

Guinness World Records 2013 Gamers Edition

by Guinness World Records

Welcome to the brand new Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition! Now in its sixth edition, this year's book is completely updated with incredible new records and the very best images from this year's most amazing titles. There are exciting news stories and fascinating nuggets of trivia detailing recent and upcoming developments in the world of gaming, along with Top Ten charts ranking the most impressive scores of the very best gaming achievements. Discover a dazzling array of essential facts and figures about record-breaking videogames and the highest-scoring players. You can also try our entertaining quiz to test just how much you know about the games you love. Other new features include the "Vs" face-off, in which game characters battle one another. There's also "Flashback", bringing you insights from gaming in days gone by. Get to know gaming better with our "How to spot this genre" box, and improve your own playing skills by following our "Power Up!" tips and hints. "Wow" will surprise you with remarkable gaming facts, and get "One Up" on other gamers with this dazzling trivia feature. There are also gaming recommendations, number-based facts, and stunning-looking features about zombies, female gaming icons and game-related movies. Guinness World Records Gamer's 2013 is the ultimate videogame guide!

Guinness World Records 2013 Bonus Chapter

by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records 2013 The Bonus Chapter features all new exclusive pages that you will not find in our annual book. Featuring additional content in the form of photographs and record-breaking facts, The Bonus Chapter also provides a behind-the-scenes look at Guinness World Records. The Bonus Chapter is available exclusively as a richly designed eBook and includes our Top 10 Claimants, a 'Day in the Life of an Adjudicator' as well as a special section on the Olympics and a quiz to test your superlative knowledge. A perfect accompaniment to Guinness World Records 2013, The Bonus Chapter is for all those fans who want to learn even more about the ultimate authority on record-breaking.

Be A People Person

by John C. Maxwell

Being a leader means working with people, and that's not always easy! Whether in your office, church, neighborhood, or elsewhere, your interpersonal relationships can make or break you as a leader. That's why it's so important to be a "people person" and develop your skills in tapping that most precious of all resources: people.In this powerful book, America's leadership expert John Maxwell helps you: discover and develop the qualities of an effective "people person" improve your relationships in every area of life understand and help difficult people overcome differences and personality traits that can cause friction inspire others to excellence and successLoaded with life-enriching, life-changing principles for relating positively and powerfully with your family, friends, colleague, and clients, Be a People Person is certain to help you bring out the best in others--and that's what effective leadership is all about.

Be All You Can Be

by John C. Maxwell

You have big dreams and major goals for your life. You want to be a leader, fulfilled and fully realized, always able to take what life throws at you and stretch beyond the status quo. But for some reason, you never quite get there. You just aren't living up to your potential, and you don't know why.Now America's leadership expert, John Maxwell, gives you the tools you need to Be All You Can Be. In this powerful book filled with easy-to-grasp truths you can put to work right away, you'll discover the principles of success that can really help you succeed. Maxwell will guide you through four key steps: Know: Discover the principles for fulfilling your God-given potential. Show: Learn how to model the principles so others can see them at work. Go: Roll up your sleeves, get out into the world, and live what you've learned. Grow: Experience living at your full potential, continually assessing your progress.As a result, you'll gain considerable hope for the future, which in turn will give you power to overcome in the present. Successful living and leading starts now: Accept the challenge to Be All You Can Be.

Fields of the Fatherless

by Tom Davis

In Bible times, God maintained a special provision for the less fortunate. As His people harvested their fields, they were instructed to always leave a portion of the crops for those in need. Today, God's heart continues to beat for the poor, the widows, and the fatherless. And as His children, our divine commission remains the same, a directive that's nothing less than the heart of the Christian message.Author Tom Davis encourages us to move beyond words and become Christ to those in need. Join Tom as he shares a journey from around the world and our own backyard as people's lives are changed through the power of compassion. Filled with remarkable stories of hope and mercy, Fields of the Fatherless will inspire you to love "the least of these," and discover the joy found in becoming the hands and feet of Christ, His way.

Crazy Love

by Francis Chan

Revised & Updated Edition! God is love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it?It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe--the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts--it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com.

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