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Go the distance in the life of faith Elijah had plenty of ups and downs in his walk with God. From the mountaintop where he called down fire, to the road where he outran a chariot, Elijah had times when God’s power was alive and real to him. Other times, Elijah questioned God and grew weary of life. Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever wanted to say, “I have had enough” just as Elijah did? Through the highs and lows—and especially those times when we want to quit— we need spiritual stamina to not only endure but thrive as we carry out the unique mission God has for each of us.

INSIDE CATALOG New & Notable..........1–5

Leadership..........21

Women’s Studies..........6–8

Biblical Studies..........22–28

Community..........9

Downloadable Biblical Studies..........29

Spiritual Growth..........10–16

Youth Studies...........30–34

Prayer..........17

Discussion Starters...........35–36

Wesleyan / United Methodist..........18–20

Faith & Culture Book Club...........inside back cover

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Learn to develop spiritual stamina NEW Elijah Spiritual Stamina in Every Season Melissa Spoelstra

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The struggle is real. It’s just plain hard to find the strength…the stamina…to get through the ups and downs of our daily lives. Sometimes it’s enough to make you want to go hide in a cave. Guess what? Elijah has been there, done that. His life was a string of seriously mountain-top high and bottom-of-the-pit low events, and yet he did extraordinary things for God. In Elijah, you’ll learn the spiritual stamina secrets that helped this great prophet hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well—Elijah’s ultimate legacy. He doubted and struggled just as we do, but he chose to believe God through it all. As you study his life through a combination of study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer, you will grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help you not only to survive but to thrive in every season. Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

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Peter was an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call. He wasn’t rich or educated, but he was familiar with hard work. He was quick-tempered and impetuous, but he possessed a passion that would change the world. He struggled with doubt and fear, but he left everything to follow his teacher. Jesus saw in him what others did not: a rock upon which to build his church.

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He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quicktempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. And that’s the point of Simon Peter, a six-week adult Bible study by Adam Hamilton. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today. In addition to the Leader Guide and DVD components for adult studies, corresponding youth and children’s resources, sold separately, can be used to create a churchwide study.

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God is inviting you into something that is bigger than you. It’s family. It’s connection. It’s inclusion. It’s messy. It’s home. It’s not about doing something, but about knowing who you are and to whom you belong. You have a seat at the table. I can’t wait to tell you all about God’s family, your family. Leader Guide 9781501843587

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Drama. Drama. Drama. Your family may be the stuff of a hit reality TV show, but into every family a little…or a lot…of drama must sometimes fall. That’s the way we humans have been from the very beginning. Take a look at the lives of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau in Jacob Armstrong’s newest book, God’s Messy Family. As you meet these “messy” families in the stories in Genesis, you’ll recognize a pattern to their lives: they are called, they mess up, and God continues to redeem them. Sound familiar? Find out how your “messy” family fits into God’s family and how you are part of God’s plan for the world. A DVD featuring Armstrong and a Leader Guide are also available for this six-week study. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. Book 9781501843563

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Q: In what way is hope an anchor for our souls? A: Your soul separates you from animals and unites you to God. And your soul needs an anchor. Your soul is fragile. It feels the pain of death and knows the questions of disease. Your soul needs an anchor, a hooking point that is sturdier than the storm. This anchor is set, not on a boat or person or possession. If we cling to the promises of God, our soul’s anchor is set in the very throne room of God. It will never break free.

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Is what you’re anchored to stronger than what you’re going through? The answer to that question changes everything. In Unshakable Hope, pastor and New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado offers encouraging, practical guidance for overcoming difficult circumstances and gaining inner peace, building resolve, and walking into a better future.

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Get ready, because God is holding out His big, strong hands to you right in this moment and offering to take your messes and replace them with a masterpiece!

God can turn your messy life into a masterpiece

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“My house is a mess!” How many times have you dreaded an unexpected visitor when your home was less than tidy? If only we could throw all of life’s messiness under the bed or behind a closet door. At some point, our lives get messy. Illness, conflict, depression, divorce, job loss…it happens, and when it does, there’s nowhere to hide. Thankfully, God loves us, despite our brokenness. In fact, some of the messiest people in the Bible—Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel—were used by God in powerful ways. In this six-week Bible study for women that combines study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer, you’ll take a closer look at the lives of these biblical heroes and learn that you don’t have to endure a messy life, you can actually thrive with God’s guidance and help. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. Book 9781501863127

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“Just pray about it.” “God’s got this.” Although these are heartfelt words of encouragement, when you’re really worried and stressed, they can sound like clichés. We long for something more. We want to know how to have a bold and courageous faith. In Joshua: Winning the Worry Battle, you’ll join God’s people as they arrive on the edge of the Promised Land only to find themselves in hostile territory. You’ll learn how to fight in faith as you internalize God’s promises, draw strength from God’s faithfulness, act in obedience to God’s commands, and believe what our limitless God can do. The study uses tangible objects—including stones and scarlet rope—to remind you of your commitment to overcome worry and to experience God’s victory in daily struggles and bigger battles. Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook 9781501813603 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501813627 $14.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 20–25 mins. each 9781501813641 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Bundle (one of each item above) 9781501876387 $79.99; $59.99

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This is perfect for people like me who need tangible 1-2-3 advice on how to stop the worry cycle. Barb writes in a relatable fashion…. She’s been there and isn’t afraid to talk about it! —Kerri Pomarolli, comedian with credits including The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, and author of Mom’s Night Out and Other Things I Miss

From the time we’re little girls, we long for love and acceptance. Even as grown women, we often feel compelled to prove we’re lovable…to avoid being left alone. But it’s inevitable—life is going to hit us, leaving us with wounds that shape what we think about ourselves, others, and even God. Never Alone reveals the power of Jesus’ unconditional love. Through encounters with six hurting women in the Gospels—the woman caught in adultery; the hemorrhaging woman; the woman at the well; the woman who anointed Him; Mary Magdalene; and Mary, the mother of Jesus—it helps us to recognize the grace-giving love and unfailing companionship of Jesus. Abingdon Press.

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The richest theology is that which combines study with story, especially one’s own personal story of pain, grace, and redemption. With raw honesty and the beautiful imagery of a seasoned wordsmith, Tiffany brings flesh-and-blood life to this biblical truth: Jesus. Is. With. Us. Always. —Dr. Jodi Detrick, speaker, coach, former Seattle Times columnist

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A Slightly Bad Girl is simply this: a woman unwilling to fully submit to God. We love him, serve him, and worship him, yet we find it difficult to trust him completely, to accept his plan for our lives, to rest in his sovereignty.

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Every woman knows it’s easy to lose sight of the heavenly power of God at work in our lives during times of hardship, exhaustion, stress, and change. But no matter the situation— whether it’s our health, marriage, finances, family, or vocation—God has equipped all women with the power and influence to live freely and confidently.

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NEW Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God Liz Curtis Higgs A spiteful boss, a defiant employee, a manipulative mother, a desperate housewife, an envious sister...honey, we know these women. We’ve lived with them, worked with them, or caught a glimpse of them in our mirrors. Now let’s take a look at their ancient counterparts in Scripture: Sarah mistreated her maidservant, Hagar despised her mistress, Rebekah manipulated her son, Leah claimed her sister’s husband, and Rachel envied her fertile sister. They were far from evil, but hardly perfect. Mostly good, yet slightly bad. In other words, these matriarchal mamas look a lot like us. Includes discussion and study guides. Waterbrook Press. Coming in July. 9780735291706

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Courageous Women of the Bible Leaving Behind Fear and Insecurity for a Life of Confidence and Freedom LaTan Roland Murphy With warmth and a welcoming style, speaker and award-winning writer LaTan Roland Murphy illuminates eleven courageous women in the Bible and shows how each was uniquely positioned for success because of her courageous choices. From Deborah to Jael to Mary, Murphy shows that these women chose to draw near to God; as a result, they were equipped with power for the supernatural ability to live courageous lives despite often undesirable circumstances. These stories will inspire women of all ages to trust God, minister to others, and live confidently and courageously no matter the season of life or what lies ahead. Thought-provoking study questions and an interactive journaling section will help take you even deeper in your quest for a more courageous, confident life, either on your own or with a group. Bethany House Publishers. 9780764230523

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NEW Made Like Martha Good News for the Woman Who Gets Things Done Katie M. Reid

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Though she didn’t sit at Jesus’ feet like her sister Mary, biblical Martha was loved just as Mary was. Martha was a doer. This practical resource invites modern-day Martha overachievers to discover what it means to rest as God’s daughters without compromising their God-given design as doers. Doers need to be affirmed in their innate design to do rather than sit, yet also be reminded that they don’t have to overdo it in order to be worthy. Waterbrook Press. Coming in July. 9780735291263

The Cozy Mountain Lodge retreat program uses the security and comfort we find when we think of a mountain lodge to bring home Christian truths about making God our foundation, the protection Jesus provides, the importance of friendship, and more.

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NEW Into the Deep Diving into a Life of Courageous Faith Lauren Gaskill With endearing warmth and authenticity, Gaskill shares how she and others have learned to swim with Jesus in the deep waters of life— facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, and chronic illness—only to discover a more authentic, enduring faith that cannot be shaken by circumstances. In addition to examining the character of God and the lives of women and men of the Bible who chose to dive deeper with God, she provides practical examples and tools that help us take our faith to the next level. Abingdon Press. Coming in November. 9781501869747

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For thousands of years the Apostles’ Creed has served the church as a summary statement for essentials of the faith. Joined by our friends, Jorge and Jennifer, we discuss the Apostles’ Creed line-by-line.

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We know every word of the Apostle’s Creed, the basic summary of our Christian beliefs which has served the church for nearly 1,500 years, but do we really understand exactly what every word means? Grounded in Creed is a six-session study that expands on the principle that “growing people change” their hearts and lives. The study highlights the wide diversity of beliefs about Christian life that are represented in every congregation. It brings focus, clarity, and accountability to the consequences of our shared beliefs. Session discussion topics include: I believe, In God, In Jesus, In the Spirit, In the Church and In the Promise. In addition to the Participant and Leader Book, a DVD is available for use in this important group study. Abingdon Press. Participant and Leader Book 9781501849121 $12.99; $8.79 Set of 10 DVDs (for 10 groups) 6 videos per DVD; approx. 13–25 mins. each 9781501849138 $69.99; $55.99

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Hand-me downs are usually thought of as “second-rate,” but Jim and Jennifer Cowart’s Hand Me Downs offers a six-session small group study showing us that our heritage— what we leave behind—is central to who we are as Christians. A follow-up to Living the Five principles, this community group resource helps you replace self-destructive, addictive behaviors with new, healthy habits so that your legacy is one of spiritual and mental integrity. Abingdon Press.

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When you have the support of people who know you and who have earned your trust, together you’re more likely to follow through with the common goals you share, whatever they may be. So it is with prayer. Grounded in Prayer is a sixsession study based on the Lord’s Prayer created especially for small groups. Together, the members of your group will help one another overcome the feeling of isolation that can result when trying to sustain a prayer life on our own. Plus, a small group will help members build connections and be accountable. Abingdon Press.

Participant and Leader Book 9781501825170 $14.99; $9.99 Set of 10 DVDs (for 10 groups) 6 videos per DVD; approx. 8–13 mins. each 9781501825194 $69.99; $46.99

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Justified by faith. We are accustomed to this theology today, but when Martin Luther shared his belief in this concept during the sixteenth century, it was anything but typical—it sparked the Reformation. Author Rob Fuquay says that although “justified by faith” is not a new idea, the message is as revolutionary today as ever. In A New Reformation, Fuquay helps you take a close look into the life of Martin Luther and teaches kit you how to embrace reformation in participant your church and in your life today. The book can bookbe used as a standcd dvd alone resource or, combined with the Leader Guide and the DVD (with segments filmed in Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg, Erfut, Eiselben, Worms, and Mainz), can serve as a six-week group study. Perfect for Christians at all stages of their spiritual journey. Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

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Why did Reformers risk and even give their lives so that a simple book could be translated? So that all people can know they have a place in the family of God and can have the peace of God through Jesus Christ.

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God created every person with a desire for meaning and purpose. This 6-week churchwide series is designed to help us intentionally consider the big question asked by everyone: “What is the purpose of my life?” It helps us unpack our life alongside the apostle Paul’s life, past and present, to find our purpose and passion. A perfect study for back-to-school or the beginning of a new year, the series includes a book; DVD with video sessions filmed in Turkey, Israel, and Greece; age-level discussion guides for children, youth, and adults; sermon helps; worship media; daily devotions; and more. Upper Room Books. Book 9780835817028 $9.99; $7.99 Enlarged-Print Edition 9780835817035 $9.99; $6.99 DVD 6 sessions; 9–16 mins. each. Includes age-level group guides for children, youth, and adults. 9780835817066 $39.99; $31.99

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With His help you will learn to face the calamities of life. You’ll learn how to talk yourself off the ledge. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you will learn to view bad news through the lens of sovereignty; to discern the lies of Satan and tell yourself the truth. You will manifest a gentleness that is evident to others. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life.

Anxious for Nothing Finding Calm in a Chaotic World Max Lucado

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Anxiety is at an all-time high—the news about our anxiety is enough to make us anxious—but there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites readers into a 5-session study of Philippians 4, and the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet, according to Amazon. The Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything....” Paul seems to leave little leeway here. “Be anxious for nothing.” Nada. Zilch. Zero. What’s he suggesting? That we should literally be anxious for absolutely nothing? Lucado says, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. It’s the life of perpetual anxiety that Paul wants to address. Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually in angst.” Thomas Nelson. Coming in September. Book—now in paperback 9780718074210

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Each of us experiences pain. That’s part of being human. Though time really does help to heal wounds, nothing can erase our memories. In this four-week study, you’ll learn about the healing power of those memories and about how to use past graces from God to close old wounds. Study questions and prompts, which are included for each of Buechner’s essays, lead your group into discussions about letting go, the power of hidden secrets, rising from the ruins, and listening for the quiet voice of God. Abingdon Press. 9781501858314 Participant Guide 9781501858338 Leader Guide 9781501858352 DVD [CC] 4 sessions; 10–12 mins. each. Streaming videos are available on Cokesbury.com.

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Together for the first time in one devotional, experience daily readings from best-selling and respected voices such as Frederick Buechner, Brennan Manning, Henri Nouwen, Eugene Peterson, James Bryan Smith, A. W. Tozer, Dallas Willard, and N. T. Wright. Faith That Matters was designed to help you confidently walk in faith every day of the year. HarperCollins. 9780310090182

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Trusted pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton draws on the latest research, therapeutic insights, biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel to his followers: “Do not be afraid.” Youth Leader Guide (Grades 6–12) 9781501853821 $11.99; $7.99

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We know Jesus tells us, ”Do not be afraid,” but with everything going on in the world how is it possible to not be anxious? In this five-week study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience. Your small group can learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them...all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope. The Leader Kit includes five Unafraid hardcover books, one Leader Guide, and one DVD.

Children’s Leader Guide (For younger and older children, including games, activities, craft ideas, and reproducible handouts.) 9781501853845 $18.99; $12.79

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In these thoughtful, informative presentations, Adam Hamilton deals openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, including why we should believe the claims of Christianity over those other faiths. As part of the presentations, Hamilton interviews a religious leader from each tradition. He treats the world religions with great respect, recognizing the unique contributions of each. He closes by distilling the essential beliefs of Christianity, in light of the other religious beliefs that have been presented.

If there ever were a time when Christians needed to build bridges with others, seeking peace in our world, loving our neighbors, and finding positive ways to share the gospel, it is now. In Christianity and World Religions, Revised Edition, Adam Hamilton deals with questions so many of us have about the four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism—and compares the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. In his trademark honest and open writing style, Hamilton helps answer questions such as: Why are there so many different religions? How should we view their beliefs? What is the fate of those who have these beliefs? Although the book is a stand-alone resource, combined with the DVD and Leader Guide, it becomes an especially relevant six-week study for Christians at all stages in their spiritual journey. The Planning Kit includes the Participant Book, the Leader Guide, and the DVD with 6 segments, each including an interview with followers from that tradition. Abingdon Press. Coming in September.

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Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in your life—in areas where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this five-session, video-based small group Bible study (video sold separately), Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails. Sessions include Direct and Protect, Proximity, Forever Yours, Money Matters, and The Heart of the Matter. Zondervan. Coming in July. Study Guide 9780310095897 $10.99; $7.99 DVD 5 videos 9780310095910 $29.99; $24.99 Study Guide & DVD 9780310095927 $39.99; $28.79

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We religiously lock our doors and windows to stay safe and to protect our belongings from intruders, but when it comes to joy, we leave ourselves wide open to the joy stealers: worry, bitterness, guilt, and negativity. Many of us deal with pain from relationship problems, health concerns, financial struggles, and daily stresses and strains. The Joy Stealers reminds us that, regardless of our circumstances, Christ provides everything we need for joy. Whether or not we actually live with joy is a choice…a decision each of us makes every day. He shares five transformational decisions that will help us live in the fullness of God’s joy each day with the assurance of eternity with God. The book may be used as a stand-alone resource or combined with the Leader Guide for a six-week study. Abingdon Press. 9781501857997 9781501858017

Way of Life A Study Based on The Great Spiritual Migration Brian D. McLaren

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Helps groups approach and engage the spiritual, theological, and missional proposals in McLaren’s book The Great Spiritual Migration. The Participant Guide provides an introduction to the main text and can also stand alone with additional commentary and questions. It also contains personal devotionals. The DVD features teaching sessions with author Brian McLaren and others in a conversational approach. Abingdon Press. 9781501847691 9781501847714 9781501847738 9781501858642 9781601427915

Participant Guide $12.99; $8.79 Leader Guide $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each $39.99; $28.99 Kit (1 each of above plus hardcover book) $80.96; $48.49 Hardcover Book: The Great Spiritual Migration (Convergent) $21.00; $13.99

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In this video study, Goff shares stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loves them—without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. It means loving people when they mess up and helping them move past the place of shame to acceptance. It continues by being courageous and following where God leads one step at a time. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. Thomas Nelson. 9780718078133 9780310095330 9780310095361 9780310095378

Liking Jesus Intimacy and Contentment in a Selfie-Centered World Craig Groeschel

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In this timely five-session, video-based study, New York Times best-selling author Craig Groeschel taps in to some of the most up-to-date studies on social media to help us understand how it affects our emotions, our relationships, our attitudes, and our beliefs. He offers real-life examples to reveal the depths to which each of us battles with social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life. He encourages us to regain control over our lives by rediscovering the principles real life with Jesus brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, and rest. Zondervan. 9780310343066 9780310095286 9780310095309 9780310095316

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It’s Good Friday. The Son of God is giving up his life. What does he want to say to us in his final hours? He speaks only seven short statements. Words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion. Seven statements that mean everything. In this book, Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how Jesus’s last words offer mile markers for our journey in relationship with God. It’s a lifelong journey and it’s not always easy. But Jesus is both our guide and our destination as we travel. The book includes questions for reflection and a forty-day reading guide to Jesus’s death and resurrection. The 7-session, video-based, small-group study includes a DVD with footage filmed in the Holy Land. Furtick unpacks the drama, power, and deeper meaning of Jesus’ final hours. Not only a Bible study, it provides an experience of worship at the end of every session.

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Our spiritual journey is not one we take by striking out on our own. We’re following in the footsteps of someone else—Jesus. He’s our trailblazer. He has gone ahead of us in life as a human being, and he has gone ahead to heaven to prepare a place for us there. But Jesus is not just our trailblazer; he’s also the trail itself!

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Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? It’s one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but people who live completely different lives? In this 5-week DVD-based small-group study, reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. Abingdon Press. 9781501824753 9781501857300 9781501857249

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Less Than Perfect Broken Men and Women of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them Ann Spangler

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What can the Bible’s most flawed men and women reveal about who God is and how he reaches out to less-than-perfect people? Bestselling author Ann Spangler takes us beyond cardboard cutouts of 38 biblical characters to show us how these were real individuals who had dreams, temptations, and weaknesses just like us. She approaches both familiar and lesser known characters with fresh eyes, offering a dramatic retelling of their lives, insight into the historical and cultural context of their time, and key takeaway points for our lives today. Each chapter includes questions for discussion or reflection, making Less Than Perfect ideal for individual or group Bible study. HarperCollins. 9780310341727

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Too often we pray ASAP prayers— as soon as possible. We need to start praying ALAT prayers—as long as it takes. The goal of the prayer challenge is to establish a prayer habit so you’re still praying on day 41, day 57, day 101, day 365.

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Draw the Circle Taking the 40-Day Prayer Challenge Mark Batterson

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Have your prayers become stagnant? Do you long to see God move in fresh ways? Are you ready to move to new places in your walk with God? If so, it’s time to take the 40-day prayer challenge and press into God like never before. In this five-session video study, best-selling author and pastor Mark Batterson reveals how taking up this challenge will not only change the way you pray today but also dramatically impact the rest of your life. While this challenge won’t be easy, and you will certainly experience setbacks along the way, as you pray through you can be assured that God will come through for you in new and exciting ways. The study includes video discussion questions, personal reflection questions, and daily devotional readings for each of the 40 days in the challenge. HarperCollins. Study Guide 9780310094661 $10.99; $6.99 DVD 9780310094685 $29.99; $17.49 Study Guide with DVD 9780310094708 $39.99; $22.99 Children’s DVD-ROM (For preschool though later elementary) 9780310094692 $29.99; $21.99 Church Campaign Kit (Includes 1 each: Book, Study Guide, DVD, Children’s DVD-ROM, plus a getting started guide) 9780310094784 $86.99; $46.99

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Prayer is one of the most important areas of a Christian’s life. Written in 2010 by spiritual formation leader Bishop Rueben P. Job, When You Pray has reached over 20,000 readers since its publication. This daily prayer guide offers a full year of readings and Scripture and is an excellent tool to use in daily prayer time. Each weekly segment includes daily office of Scripture, prayer, offering of self and blessing, a brief essay from the author, and a collection of quotes from well-known voices in spiritual formation. The new edition includes the same essays with refreshed weekly Scripture readings and quotes as well as additional material and prayers. Abingdon Press. 9781501858536

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Life-Changing Prayer Approaching the Throne of Grace Jim Cymbala

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God’s throne of grace. It is not a physical location you can visit, but the promises you read about it in the Bible are so immense that they are almost beyond belief. In this six-session video-based Bible study, Pastor Jim Cymbala explores how God promises in his Word to always hear you, answer you, and extend his mercy when you come to him. As you pray with faith, he will provide his perfect peace and “meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory.” Featuring teachings by Jim Cymbala and interviews with ordinary people who received extraordinary answers to their prayers, this study will show how prayer can completely transform your life. Zondervan. 9780310694847 9780310694885 9780310695707

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One Faithful Promise The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal Magrey R. deVega

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Recharge. Reboot. Reorder. Whatever you want to call it, we need a process that helps us continuously renew our relationship with God so that we don’t drift away from our faith. Based on The Wesley Covenant for Renewal, Five Means of Grace is a six-week, video-based study that will show you how to reorder your life through prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and conferencing (worshiping together). You’ll learn how to recognize and affirm the outward signs, words, and actions of an invisible divine grace, deepening your relationship with God and making your faith more complete. A Leader Guide and DVD are also available. Abingdon Press.

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Dr. Kevin Watson has written a fresh new guide to the theory and practice of the Wesley class meeting, an essential element of truly Wesleyan spirituality. For clergy and congregations who are looking for ways to develop deeper discipleship, The Class Meeting is made workable without losing its essential dynamic as a gospel-based accountable community. Watson shows the class meeting relevance for the church today and how it may be a perfect means for church renewal. An 8-week class meeting curriculum. Seedbed Publishing.

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Five Means of Grace Experience God’s Love the Wesleyan Way Elaine A. Heath

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Wouldn’t it be fascinating to attend a Bible study led by John Wesley? Scripture and the Wesleyan Way is an eight-week study that’s the next best thing. The Bible was central to John Wesley’s faith and the Christian movement he founded. Scott J. Jones and his son Arthur D. Jones use Wesley’s own words to address questions that many of us in the twenty-first century still struggle with today. Each chapter explores a key Scripture text and one of Wesley’s sermons about the text in order to illuminate his understanding about what it means to be a real Christian. You will be inspired to respond to this call with faith and boldness.

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A Disciple’s Path has the potential to revolutionize the way we view our participation in the church. Following this ‘path’ can transform us from wanderers into pilgrims. —Dr. Steve Harper, Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological Seminary

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McAnally has revised Questions & Answers About The United Methodist Church to update statistics and information throughout the book, along with new frequently asked questions not in the current edition. This book is a useful guide that answers the most frequently asked questions about the beliefs, practices, and history of The United Methodist Church. The information is brief, and is presented in an easy question-and-answer format. It is great for those new to The United Methodist Church or those who want to know more. Abingdon Press. 9781501871139

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While I was reading Amy-Jill Levine’s Short Stories by Jesus, I kept wishing she had published it ten or 20 years earlier because she could have spared me quite a few naive mistakes I’ve made in preaching and teaching the parables. Levine has shown me ways I have relied on interpretations that were superficial or just plain wrong and that often the writers I read are themselves thoughtlessly repeating someone else’s thin or faulty reading. — James C. Howell in The Christian Century

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A Bible discovery study where you explore the wonders of biblical geography and archaeology, compare and contrast biblical genres, learn the history of biblical interpretation, and discover that you are a Bible interpreter too! Become familiar with Bible dictionaries, commentaries, concordances, maps, and more. Best of all, you’ll practice sharing your Bible knowledge with others each week.

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A practical approach to Bible study in an easy-to-understand style. —Bookstore Journal

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Video Lectures, together with accompanying book, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, covers everything from translation concerns to different guide guide leader leader genres of biblical writing. In clear, simple language, book book book sh abook ash devo devo fl fl sessions help learners accurately understand the tional tional preview preview different parts of the Bible and their implications for both ancient audiences and humanity today, so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word. Zondervan. Coming in June. DVD 9780310566496 Book 9780310517825

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This study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will study the Old Testament Prophets and the Letters of Paul, finding common themes including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Participants will prepare to accept the challenge of Scripture to move beyond their group and church to take the gospel message to those who need to know whose they are. The Planning Kit contains one Leader Guide, one DVD, one The Prophets Study Manual, one The Letters of Paul Study Manual, all in a messenger bag, plus access to online promotional materials that can be personalized, and a USB flash drive containing maps, timelines, and articles. 9781501859557 9781501859502 9781501859519 9781501859533 9781501859571

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The Planning Kit contains one Leader Guide, DVD, one Study Manual for Genesis–Exodus, one Study Manual for Luke–Acts, a CEB Bible Dictionary, a CEB Concise Concordance, and access to online promotional materials that can be personalized. 9781501845932 9781501845888 9781501845895 9781501845918 9781501845956

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If we ever begin to doubt God’s love for us, we need look no further than the child of Bethlehem. That’s no mere infant lying there in the feeding trough—he’s Deity in diapers.... For thirty-three years he would feel everything you and I have ever felt. Weakness. Weariness. Fear of failure. Temptation. Fully human....Christ was God...with skin on. —from Life Lessons from Matthew

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• What does the Bible say? Questions to consider while reading the passage for each session. • What does the passage mean? Unpacks key verses in the selected passage. • How does Scripture relate to my life? Provides three major ideas that have meaning for our lives today. The meaning of the selected passages is made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Includes maps and glossary with key pronunciation helps. Updates include new cover and interior designs, leader guide per matching participant book (rather than multiple volumes in one book), updated to 2011 revision of the New International Version Translation (NIV), updated references to New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, biblical chapters on the contents page beside session lesson titles for at-a-glance overview of biblical structure, and larger divisions within the contents page to reflect macro-structure of each biblical book. Abingdon Press.

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Psalms John C. Holbert

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NEW Coming in January 2019. Numbers, Deuteronomy Wayne Barr

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Luke Horace R. Weaver

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Job Robin M. Van L. Maas

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NEW Fresh Eyes on Famous Bible Sayings Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages Doug Newton What does it mean to “put on the full armor of God”? How does Jesus’ use of the “Golden Rule” differ from versions of the rule found in other religions? Newton answers these questions and more using Scripture-reading techniques readers can use to discover life-changing truths. David C Cook Publishing. Coming in August. 9781434712134

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NEW Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study 80 Expert Insights on the Bible, Explained in a Single Minute (60-Second Scholar ) Michael S. Heiser The Bible is the most important book in history. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Studying Scripture involves much more than reading. Serious Bible study can be a daunting task. It takes effort and skill. The Bible was put together over 2,000 years ago. There are serious obstacles to grasping its meaning and message. Wouldn’t it be great to have a seasoned Bible scholar by your side to help? Now you can. In Brief Insights on Mastering Bible Study, biblical scholar Michael S. Heiser is the guide by your side, providing easy-to-read lessons and truisms for grasping God’s Word. HarperCollins. 9780310566564

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The Bible Book Big Ideas Simply Explained This highly visual book highlights more than 100 of the most important biblical passages and explains their theological significance and key concepts. Profiles of primary figures—from Adam and Eve, to Peter and Paul—and places of the Bible, such as Jerusalem and Rome, add context to the Scriptures. Essential theological concepts, such as the Trinity, God’s omnipresence, and salvation through Jesus’ death, are explained in detail. Infographics illuminate the most significant concepts clearly and simply. DK. 9781465468642

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DOWNLOADABLE STUDIES The world is complicated. Let’s work through it together. FaithLink FaithLink’s ready-to-use lessons connect faith to the issues and events making headlines every day. Conveniently available by download or through a weekly e-mail subscription, you can print exactly what you need for each session. Great for use with small groups and adult Sunday school classes from college students to seniors, FaithLink also works as a short-term break between studies or as a quick replacement in unexpected circumstances. With our new format, the discussion questions are presented directly below each section of the main essay to facilitate more conversation and to give the lessons a more natural flow. In addition to the essay that makes up the core of each lesson, every issue includes sections highlighting Bible passages and United Methodist perspectives related to the issues presented. The final page of each issue is designed for the session leader and includes leader helps, teaching alternatives, and an opening and closing prayer. New weekly issues are available one of two ways: by e-mail subscription, billed monthly; or by download at Cokesbury.com/FaithLink, paid for at time of purchase. Previous issues are also available for purchase at Cokesbury.com/FaithLink. Call 1-800-672-1789 to sign up for an e-mail subscription today. New subscribers receive first month FREE! Cokesbury. Each $9.99

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Adult topical Bible studies with online delivery Infusion Bible eStudies Listen to Scripture and discover its message for you today. Look at contemporary life and see how it connects with you and Scripture. Live inside Scripture and allow it to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith. Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small-group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study. Call 1-800-672-1789 to subscribe. Cokesbury. Each $9.49; Yearly Subscription for $199.00

Current topics for younger & older teens LinC (Living in Christ) Youth Connecting Faith & Life LinC contains Bible-based topical lessons on current issues that matter most to teens. Each week you’ll receive this fresh, timely eCurriculum through email subscription or individual download. LinC can also be used on your electronic device. Each LinC lesson includes Bible prep material for teachers, a lesson that can be used with middle and high school youth, learning activities, life application discussion questions, and a reproducible student handout. Subscribe and you can download new, 6-page single issues of LinC from Cokesbury. com every week for only $9.99. New subscribers receive first month FREE! Or, if you prefer, we’ll email LinC to you weekly at a price per week of $9.99. (Contact subservices@cokesbury.com or call 800-672-1789.) Cokesbury. Did you know you can purchase and download individual issues of LinC? Great when looking for a small group resource on a particular topic or event. Visit Cokesbury.com/LinC to search by topic.

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Groove Bible Study Series The Groove Bible study series invites teens to learn the essentials of their faith, own their story, and engage the world in serving Jesus. Each topical study consists of four weekly sessions that are easy to lead and relate to life issues teens face. With up to 48 weeks available, Groove is great for Sunday and mid-week gatherings for both large and small groups as well as retreats. The Student Journal contains sessionspecific questions, background information, and daily devotions for each session. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to lead teens through a Groove study, including teaching outlines, leader notes, Bible background, reflections, and parent communication. For middle school and high school. Abingdon Press. Student Journals Leader Guides

$8.99; $5.99 $9.99; $6.79

The Basics Michael Adkins 9781501807053 Student Journal 9781501807060 Leader Guide

Jesus Tony Akers 9781501809729 Student Journal 9781501809743 Leader Guide

Character Michael Adkins 9781501809774 Student Journal 9781501809798 Leader Guide

The Life Michael Adkins 9781501809828 Student Journal 9781501809842 Leader Guide

Dilemmas Tony Akers 9781501809187 Student Journal 9781501809194 Leader Guide

Relationships Michael Adkins 9781501809248 Student Journal 9781501809255 Leader Guide

Grace Tony Akers 9781501809309 Student Journal 9781501809316 Leader Guide

School Michael Adkins 9781501809361 Student Journal 9781501809378 Leader Guide

I Am Tony Akers 9781501807107 Student Journal 9781501807114 Leader Guide

Temptation Tony Akers 9781501809675 Student Journal 9781501809699 Leader Guide

Inside Out Tony Akers 9781501809873 Student Journal 9781501809897 Leader Guide

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YOUTH STUDIES Confirm—the only confirmation program approved for The United Methodist Church Confirm Your Faith. Your Commitment. God’s Call. Too often confirmation has been downgraded to the role of a checkpoint along the faith journey. The Confirm family of resources reclaims confirmation as the first step on a journey that leads to a mature, adult faith. Confirm treats confirmation as more than a decision. Instead, it is the beginning of a conversation about what it means to be a Christian, living out your faith, your commitment, and God’s call. Confirm is an easy-to-follow and fully customizable confirmation program that can be used in virtually any church setting and with a wide variety of schedules. You have the option to schedule your lesson choices and the tools to organize your own confirmation program over the course of a school year, a 3-year span, or in any other way that meets your needs without having to purchase additional customizable content.

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With flexible and easy-to-understand materials, Confirm provides students with the basic beliefs of a theologically sound, United Methodist faith while engaging them in creative and thought-provoking activities to help them internalize what they’ve learned. Confirm also embraces the importance of community in the journey of faith development, and provides materials to encourage cooperation with parents and mentors in the confirmation process and beyond. Cokesbury.

Director Guide

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Provides direction for creating an effective discipleship path for teens during confirmation. With detailed instructions on how to integrate easily with your youth ministry program and other ministries in your church and tools for creating specific confirmation assessments and reasonable expectations for youth, pastors, parents, and confirmation leaders.

The Confirm DVD has two styles of video, YouTube-style & Whiteboard sketch-style, both closed captioned and running 2–3 mins. each: 1) Unit overview, YouTube-style videos are fun, fast-paced, and engaging. Hosted by our friends at Blimey Cow. 2) Selected unit lessons utilize whiteboard sketch-style videos for deeper learning and reflection. Fun and easy to follow.

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Teaching Plans

The fully customizable teaching book includes easy-to-follow lesson plans for 39 confirmation class sessions, lesson recommendations for a variety of time-frame options, and lesson planning templates, tools, and supplemental content. Sessions are organized around the following categories: Theology, History, Belonging in the Community of Faith, Making a Faith Commitment, and Understanding God’s Call. 9781501826948

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Everything you need to start planning your confirmation journey! The Starter Kit includes Director Guide, Teaching Plans, Student Guide, Parent Guide, Mentor Guide, and DVD. $129.99

Includes devotional readings, key information, and questions for journaling to help confirmands create their personal statements of faith. 9781501826962

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Provides an overview of confirmation and helps the parent and family establish their role in the process. The guide includes discussion starters, activities, and devotional suggestions for use at home. $8.99

Mentor Guide

The Mentor Guide provides an overview of the confirmation process and equips mentors with suggested relationship-building ideas, as well as providing some of the dos and don’ts when taking on the role of mentor. A mentor is an adult who is mature in the faith and can walk alongside a young person on the confirmation journey. 9781501826993

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Student Guide

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$10.99

Includes introductions, articles, and activities for each book of the Bible written by biblical scholars who also have experience in youth ministry, plus prayers written by teens. With presentation page, 16 pages of confirmation-related, official United Methodist materials, and a charcoal leather-like cover. Common English Bible. 9781609262037 Decotone $39.99; $26.79

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Colaborate was created by theologians, practitioners, and artists who know biblical history, biblical exegesis, and young people. It features hands-on investigative learning that leads to deep engagement with the Bible, faith, and what it means to be a Christian.

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Each of the confirmation units has its own Student Handbook containing fifteen lessons that guide students through a process of discovery. With intriguing questions, in-depth infographics, and punchy graphics, each page pulls students into the content to drive engagement with the Bible, doctrine, and each other. The Leader Guides make it easy for any leader—regardless of their theological training, or how much lead time they have—to facilitate a class. The short videos on the DVD use humor, exaggeration, and assumptions to tease out the problem statement of the lesson. They are intentionally a bit provocative (and age-appropriate!) in order to maximize the effects of problem-based learning. Run time of 45 minutes. Contains 15 flexible sessions per unit. Sparkhouse. $8.99 $29.99 $34.99 $24.99 $14.99

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Making Disciples is a 13-session mentor-based confirmation program that pairs confirmands with adult mentors who guide them through a variety of learning experiences that will strengthen the student’s understanding of the faith while connecting him or her with the community of believers in a personal way. It can be used as a stand-alone program, or in conjunction with your current curriculum as a special experiential unit. This confirmation program is more like a process and less like a reading assignment, more engaging and congruent with the nature of the Christian faith than existing programs. Using an “apprenticeship” approach to confirmation, Will Willimon produced a series of learning experiences where adult mentors and confirmands are both teachers and learners at the same time. This timetested approach has been extensively revised and updated for use in today’s churches that take seriously Christ’s command to be engaged in disciple making. Abingdon Press. Coming in June. 9781501848162 9781501848186 9781501848209

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YOUTH STUDIES Spice Rack Mark DeVries Tired of lecture-style teaching? Spice Rack provides volunteer youth Sunday school teachers with options for creating a fast-paced, interactive, faith-sharing experience. Spice Rack is a downloadable Bible curriculum perfect for middle school and high school students, with 15 individual studies that cover an entire year. Each downloadable lesson is packed with a variety of activities, discussion questions, and games, providing leaders the flexibility to use at any time of the year in any ministry environment. Each lesson features these components: Engaging the Brain—At least three options for opening the lesson; Igniting the Heart—Three options for digging into the meat of the lesson; and Taking it Home—One or two options for closing the lesson Abingdon Press. FULL-YEAR BUNDLE

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Study 1: Dig In

Helps teens understand who they are in Christ and how to connect with God and others in new, healthy ways. 9781501810039 9781501813269

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Study 2: All In

Helps members of your small-group take the next step of living their newfound commitment to God. 9781501813306 9781501813320

Student Journal Leader Guide

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NEW Sacred Resistance A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent Ginger Gaines-Cirelli In the midst of polarized communities and nations, religious leaders across the theological spectrum are seeking help with how to respond and lead in troubled times. The need for courage to speak out and act is ever-present, because every generation faces a new set of fears and troubles.

Barking to the Choir The Power of Radical Kinship Gregory Boyle In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Simon & Schuster. 9781476726151 Hardcover

Author Ginger Gaines-Cirelli pastors a church in the heart of Washington DC, adjacent to the White House, which actively works to bring justice and help for marginalized communities, refugees and immigrants, and the endangered earth. She inspires and leads this work through preaching and by organizing and developing strong leaders, deeply rooted in a well-developed theological understanding. Pastoral warmth and compassion characterize the recommended practices. Abingdon Press. 9781501856853

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Why have Jews been the object of universal hatred throughout history? Why has there been a rise in reports of defaced synagogues and death threats against Jewish community centers in our lifetime? Is there a difference between anti-Semitism in the past versus what we see in today’s culture? What can we do about it? First the Jews offers new insights and unparalleled perspectives on some of the most recent, pressing developments since 9-11. Rabbi Evan Moffic helps us recognize anti-Semitism, shares insights from a Jewish perspective, and outlines the role Christians can play in encouraging positive change in interfaith relations. Abingdon Press. Coming in January. 9781501870835

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NEW Planning Small Groups with Purpose A Field-Tested Guide to Design and Grow Your Ministry Steve Gladen Small groups are a great way to promote the spiritual formation of church attendees. But leading them well can be hard work, especially if you don’t have a plan. This practical resource helps pastors and small group point people develop and implement a 12- to 18-month strategic plan for their ministries in order to keep it healthy and growing. Developed at Saddleback Church, this completely customizable plan works for any church size and any denomination. Baker Book House. Coming in July. 9780801077890

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Grateful The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks Diana Butler Bass The author of the multiple award-winning Grounded and trend spotter in contemporary Christianity explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls. Gratitude is partially an individual, emotional response, but research has shown that what we often miss is a communal, actionable response. Bass examines this communal experience of gratitude, and reveals how we can practice it and thrive, whether or not we’re part of a traditional religious community. HarperCollins. 9780062659477

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The renowned biblical scholar, Vanderbilt University Divinity School Professor, and author of Short Stories by Jesus and The Misunderstood Jew argues that Jesus’ historic and cultural influence make him fascinating, provocative, and relevant for everyone, not only faithful Christians but nonbelievers as well. Two thousand years after his birth and death, Jesus of Nazareth continues to be of vital interest. Yet much of the scholarship around Jesus focuses on his religious significance. Jesus for Atheists examines his most famous teachings from a fresh perspective, exploring how they have continued to shape ethics and civilization in the West for two millennia. HarperCollins. 9780062216724

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If the Bible isn’t a science book, instruction manual, or position paper, then what is it? The New York Times best-selling author invites readers to rediscover the magic of the Bible as they engage the old, familiar stories in new ways that honor the past and enlighten the present. Drawing upon recent scholarship and literary analysis, Evans creatively retells our favorite Bible stories, explaining their contexts and possible interpretations, and then connects these ancient stories to our present-day ones. Readers are invited to fall in love with Scripture all over again without checking their intellect—or their imaginations—at the door. HarperCollins. Coming in June. 9780718022310

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If this describes you, welcome to Faith & Culture—a book club from Cokesbury designed with you and your small group in mind. We offer thought-provoking, memorable, and provocative books at great prices so friends can read and reflect together. Each book includes an exclusive downloadable reader’s guide for 4 weeks of reflection and group study. To get started, visit Cokesbury.com/faithandculture.

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#1 on The New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-To List. Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Hazelden Educational Material.

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Can meine be next to godline? You think your life is a mess? Just take a look at the mess David found himself in! Or Daniel...or the Prodigal Son... or Mary. The Bible is filled with stories of people who are broken and damaged and who have stumbled and failed, yet God has chosen to use them in powerful ways. Jennifer Cowart digs into the lives of biblical heroes—messy people just like us—to show how God can turn life’s hard moments from messy to masterpiece. See page 5 for more.

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