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“ ” Trusted pastor and bestselling 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.’

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Spiritual Growth..........8–13

Biblical Studies..........28–36

Churchwide..........14–15

Downloadable Biblical Studies..........37

Women’s Studies..........16–22

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Leadership..........23

Conversation Starters...........43–44

Stewardship..........24

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

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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 six-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. In addition to the Leader Guide, which includes session plans, activities, and discussion questions, a DVD featuring Hamilton, a Youth Leader Guide, and a Children’s Leader Guide are also available.

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Eerie shadows, a bump in the night, a dark place…life can be just plain scary. Adam Hamilton addresses adults’ relationships to fear and faith in his new study, Unafraid. This companion piece, inspired by Unafraid, gives you a tool to talk to your children about the same issues. Using the character of a little boy named Devon, the book shows children how fear is not always a bad thing; fear can keep us safe and when we face our fears, it can kit illustrations participant make us stronger. Bright, colorful, and amusing will engage children ages 3–7. Abingdon Press. Coming in March. book cd

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Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? 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. This five-week DVD-based small-group study invites readers to consider the gospel command to love (and not merely tolerate) those considered to be “other” or outside mainstream Christian culture. Rooted in the New Testament understanding of Gentile outsiders grafted into the covenant community, this study invites readers to an on-the ground faith that hearkens to a soliciting and revealing God— the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers, immigrants, and those without status. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501824753

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Lead your congregation to solve problems of race and justice Holding Up Your Corner Talking about Race in Your Community F. Willis Johnson

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NEW Raising White Kids Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America Jennifer Harvey Like many in the white community, you may be under the impression that with today’s more racially diverse families, racial tension in our country has eased…that we are more tolerant, more accepting. Events over the past few years have shown us we are wrong. Our nation remains racially unjust and deeply segregated. How are we supposed to talk to children about these issues? Should we teach children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? How do we equip them to address racism when they encounter it? Raising White Kids helps parents, teachers, and churches enter into a dialogue about the impact of racism on our children and offers guidance for sharing our commitment to equity and justice. Abingdon Press. 9781501856426

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This offering to community groups (and small groups of any kind) is based on the Apostles’ Creed, which has served the church for nearly 1,500 years as a basic summary statement about core Christian beliefs. This participant experience expands on the principle that “Growing People Change” their hearts and lives. This growth is accomplished by (1) understanding what changes in belief come through turning away from the practices that separate us from God and (2) reflecting about our relationship to God while learning how to think theologically. Abingdon Press. Coming in February. 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 cd

For thousands of years the Apostles’ Creed has served the church as a summary statement for essentials of the faith. This short synopsis of the faith is packed with meaning and hope. Joined by our friends, Jorge and Jennifer, we discuss the Apostles’ Creed line-by-line.

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Pursuing a godly life involves action. It’s not just resistance to sin that matters; fully living into the new life that Christ offers means taking steps forward. Forward is a seven-session study based on 2 Peter 1:3-11 that shows you and members of your small group how to push one another forward in your shared life together, helping one another grow in faith, knowledge, and actions consistent with a Christian life. As a sequel to Cunningham’s study called One: A Small Group Journey Toward Life-Changing Community, it follows the same format and includes a Participant Book with teaching content and interactive elements, a Leader Guide, and DVD videos. Abingdon Press. Participant Book 9781501837463 $14.99; $9.99 Leader Guide 9781501837470 $10.99; $7.49 DVD [CC] 7 videos; 6–8 min. each, plus intro video 9781501837494 $39.99; $31.99

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The Connected Life Small Groups That Create Community Jacob Armstrong with Rachel Armstrong Help people who feel disconnected learn how to connect with others on real life issues relating to faith, purpose, and growth. This handy and helpful guide describes how churches can set up, maintain, and nurture small groups to create a congregation that is welcoming and outwardlooking. Written by founding pastor Jacob Armstrong, the guide is based on the pioneering small group ministry of Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Abingdon Press. 9781501843457

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The Lifegiving Table Experience A Guided Journey of Feasting through Scripture Sally Clarkson with Joel and Joy Clarkson This companion study to Clarkson’s The Lifegiving Table will help you discover the faithgrowing, relationship-building power of coming together over meals and special occasions. Food and meals have great significance in the stories of the Bible. Jesus ushered in his ministry by providing new wine—the best of wine—at a wedding feast. And the night before his crucifixion, Jesus strategically set the stage for his most profound messages to be shared with his inner circle during a meal.

Nourished A Memoir of Food, Faith, and Enduring Love (with Recipes) Lia Huber Hunger comes to us in many forms, writes Lia Huber—we long to be nourished physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Nourished invites readers on Huber’s search for a sustenance that could heal her body and soul and define the trajectory of her life. Along the way, Huber treats readers to scrumptious meals and the necessary ingredients for “whole life” well-being. Convergent Books. 9780451498816

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Harvesting Abundance Local Initiatives of Food and Faith Brian Sellers-Peterson Many congregations are reaching out into their neighborhoods to share God’s story of abundance by establishing community gardens, beehive colonies, and other agricultural initiatives. They are creatively using their land and property; providing training, inspiration, and cross-cultural experiences for all ages; while at the same time feeding the hungry and building community relationships as they share fresh, healthy produce with local food pantries, feeding programs, and others in need.

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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.”

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.

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Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn’t have to dominate your life. This 64-page booklet features practical steps from Max Lucado to help readers overcome anxiety. Eleven weekly reminders in all, each segment includes a Scripture verse for meditation, and a prayer to reframe anxious thoughts. Thomas Nelson. 9781400207497

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In The Great Spiritual Migration, Brian McLaren argues that in order to survive, Christianity must shift away from an outdated system of beliefs to a way of life based on love. He outlines three migrations: spiritually (less focus on doctrine and more on the abiding life of love made manifest in Jesus); theologically (a new way of reading Scripture that’s more literary, less literalism); and missionally (“organizing religion” rather than organized religion).

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The Way of Life study helps groups approach and engage these three proposals. The participant guide introduces the main text and can also stand alone with additional commentary and questions. It also contains new content from Brian McLaren, including personal devotionals written to accompany each section. Abingdon Press. Participant Guide 9781501847691 $12.99; $8.79 Leader Guide 9781501847714 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 min. each 9781501847738 $39.99; $28.99 Kit (1 each of above plus hardcover book, below) 9781501858642 $80.96; $48.49 Also available: The Great Spiritual Migration (Convergent.) 9781601427915 Hardcover $21.00; $13.99

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Inspire and activate your spiritual journey with this devotional based on Brian D. McLaren’s book, We Make The Road By Walking. McLaren shows everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in your life and in our world today. Through 52 weeks of thoughtful readings, Seeking Aliveness gives an overview of the message of the whole Bible and guides you through a rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth. Faithwords.

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Offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space. Fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read in 10–12 minutes. Organized around the traditional Church Year, the readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth. Perfect for home churches, congregations, classes, or individual study. Jericho Books. 9781455514014

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We live in a really noisy world and we’re hearing all kinds of different messages....This small-group study is about being able to pick out the words of Jesus: the truth, good news, things that our hearts need to hear in a busy, distracted, anxious culture and time.

Whether we know it or not, we are living with a playlist. Caused by schedule overload and multiple distractions, the playlist sounds like this: You have to do everything. You have to say “yes” to everything. You are supposed to be in all places at all times. Jesus gives us a different playlist. It says: You are supposed to do two things: love God and love your neighbor. Saying no is often the best yes. You can only be one place at a time. This book addresses the anxiety, distraction addiction, and schedule overload that result from listening to the world’s playlist and gives us permission to hear and live by Jesus’ words.

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Grab your tool belt for physical renovation. For spiritual renovation, turn to God. Popular author and pastor Jacob Armstrong explores how Nehemiah understood the difference. Nehemiah’s goal was to rebuild the wall and gates of Jerusalem, a physically daunting undertaking. But he also knew that as the Jewish people returned to their homeland, they would need spiritual renovation—an equally difficult mission. Thankfully, spiritual renovation is not a do-it-yourself project, and Renovate, part of Armstrong’s The Connected Life series, emphasizes how we need God’s great power in us to renovate our lives through the Holy Spirit. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501843365 $14.99; $9.99 Leader Guide 9781501843389 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 6 Sessions; 10–12 mins. each. 9781501843402 $34.99; $27.99

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So many of us struggle to experience the joy that God means for us to live with, the joy that Jesus himself prayed that we might know. Why is that? I think we allow certain joy stealers to come into our lives and take away our joy; things like bitterness, worry, guilt, the idea that somehow I have to measure up and earn God’s love: earn the ability to love myself.

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Regardless of our circumstances, it’s true that in Christ we have everything we need for joy— the forgiveness of sins, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, a purpose worth living for, and the assurance of eternity with God. But whether we actually live with joy or allow something to take it from us is a choice we make every day as we’re continually faced with joy stealers such as worry, bitterness, guilt, negativity, and busyness. Renfroe addresses these common joy stealers and suggests how we can overcome them by making five simple yet transformational decisions that, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will enable us to have overflowing joy and be a continual blessing to others. A final chapter on living with joy provides encouragement and help for living in the fullness of God’s joy each guide leader guide and every day. book book book sh fla

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NEW A Crazy, Holy Grace The Healing Power of Pain and Memory Frederick Buechner

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Miracles happen because of the willingness to open the door into your pain. Open your ears and your eyes to the elusive, invisible, silent presence of healing, of the power of God to heal, which moves as quietly, as undramatically, as the wind moves.

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This four-session, DVD-based Bible study is based on acclaimed author Frederick Buechner’s book A Crazy, Holy Grace, a collection of essays on pain, loss, and the healing power of memories. Participants will explore God’s tender grace and learn how to be stewards of the pain in our lives. In addition, the study explores such topics as the power of hidden secrets, loss of a dearly beloved, letting go, resurrection from the ruins, peace, and listening for the quiet voice of God. Abingdon Press. Coming in March. Participant Guide $12.99; $8.79 9781501858314 Leader Guide $12.99; $8.79 9781501858338 DVD [CC] 4 Sessions; 10–12 mins. each. $39.99; $31.99 9781501858352

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Life-Changing Prayer Approaching the Throne of Grace Jim Cymbala

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In this six-session, video-based Bible study, Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle, unlocks the truths he has learned about prayer that transformed his church from a struggling inner-city congregation to a thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. He reveals how prayer can likewise transform your life and your church when you “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence” (Hebrews 14:1). It is at the throne of grace that you will also receive power to confront your problems without anxiety, and where the Holy Spirit will gradually shape you into a person who impacts others for Christ. Prayer is the force that binds believers together, and when God’s people unite and call on his name, powerful things happen in our world. Zondervan. Coming in January. Study Guide 9780310694847 $10.99; $7.99 Video Study DVD 9780310694885 $29.99; $21.79 Study Guide with DVD 9780310695707 $39.99; $28.79

This 2010 classic is now updated to include refreshed quotes, additional material, and prayers, as well as suggestions for ways to explore prayer as a group or as a family, along with the familiar Scripture suggestions and essays. An ideal guide for daily prayer, it offers a full year of readings and Scripture. Each four-page weekly segment includes daily office of Scripture, prayer, offering of self and blessing, a brief essay from the author, and collection of quotes from well-known voices in spiritual formation. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501858536

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Seventy words were all Jesus needed to cover the breadth of the Christian message and experience. You already know The Lord’s Prayer by heart and can easily recite it…and that may be the problem. We know those 70 words so well most of us rattle them off never thinking about their meaning. In Pray Like Jesus, pastor and author Don Underwood reexamines the content of the Lord’s Prayer, helping you to discover insightful spiritual guidance for developing a rich devotional life. Plus, at the end of each chapter, you’ll find ideas for making the prayer a part of your daily spiritual discipline. Use for individual study or add the Leader Guide for a six-week small-group study. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501831058 Leader Guide 9781501831072

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NEW Understanding the Purpose and Power of Prayer How to Call Heaven to Earth Myles Munroe Through his unique perspective on an oftenmisunderstood subject, best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe takes the mystery out of prayer, providing practical answers for difficult questions about communicating with God. Whitaker House. Coming in January. 9781629119175

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Fail What to Do When Things Go Wrong Matt Miofsky

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We all know the feeling. We take a leap, only to land flat on our face. Just when our plan appears to be perfect, it falls apart. Life’s failures and disappointments can make it difficult to move forward; how do we pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off?

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What’s keeping you from being happy? Even as we reach our goals, we set new ones, making happiness always out of reach. In this study, you’ll discover that contentment isn’t dependent on the “things” of life. Instead, the value of our relationships, a forgiving lifestyle, living in the present, feeling gratitude, and learning to release control are the keys to a happy life. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501831102 $14.99; $9.99 Leader Guide 9781501831126 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 4 videos; 10–12 mins. each 9781501831140 $34.99; $27.99

Author and pastor Matt Miofsky examines the life of Jeremiah, whose failed pursuits are described in more detail and depth than any other prophet. Even though God set him apart to speak to the nation of Israel, Jeremiah’s attempts to fulfill his calling were met with ridicule, punishment, and suffering. But through it all, God never left his side. The story of “the weeping prophet” has much to teach us about trusting God during life’s most trying times. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501847837 $14.99; $9.99 Leader Guide 9781501847851 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 5 videos; 10–12 mins. each 9781501847783 $34.99; $27.99

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Crash Test Dummies Surprising Lessons from the Book of Judges Talbot Davis

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They ride in the front seats of expensive cars and drive headlong into a brick wall. And then they do it again. And again. They’re crash test dummies. Why do they keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again? Or maybe a better question is, why do we?

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The Rewritten Life When God Changes Your Story Jessica LaGrone

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Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Daniel, Peter, and more—their stories were rewritten, giving them new identities in line with God’s call for their lives. God wants you to rewrite your story so that you may become and do all that is planned for you. This study is perfect for any small group looking for a powerful and practical biblical study that leads to transformation. Abingdon Press. 9781501834431 9781501834455 9781501834479

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In this study on the Book of Judges, author Talbot Davis explores the stories of the judges from the perspective of the Israelites’ repeated failure to be faithful to God alone. Through his creative, quirky angle on the book, Davis highlights how the Israelites in Judges made the same mistake of apostasy over and over again. Each time God delivered them, they eventually fell back into the predictable, tragic pattern. As he explores each judge’s story, Davis invites readers to consider the shape that patterns of sin take in our lives, and how God seeks to free us from them and empower us for faithful living. Abingdon Press. 9781501847561

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What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus Matt Rawle

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Rawle enters the gospel story to tell quite a different victory story—one obtained through humility, obedience to the cross, and an empty tomb. How does Jesus redefine what it means to be a hero? What Makes a Hero? offers us an image of what it looks like to be victorious over trials and temptations. Looking at pop culture heroes and others through the lens of faith, Matt Rawle shows how Jesus turned the concept of hero on its head. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501847929 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501847943 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 6 videos, 10–12 mins. each. 9781501847967 $39.99; $31.99 Youth Study Book 9781501848032 $11.99; $7.99 Children’s Leader Guide 9781501847912 $18.99; $12.79 Worship Resources Flash Drive 9781501848056 $34.99; $27.99

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When we hope for the impossible, it involves more than praying for God’s transcendent power. There are two components to every miracle: divine action and human responsibility. Each of us has been given specific talents and abilities. For a miracle to take place, God expects us to apply these talents and abilities—acting with God to perform divine work. By examining biblical examples of how to use your God-given gifts for God’s glory, author and pastor Mike Slaughter helps you discover that you, too, were made for a miracle.

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Moses In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet Adam Hamilton

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Join Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness, exploring the sites of Moses’ life. Using historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Turn your own reluctance into boldness as you examine the significant challenges facing Moses and how God shaped his character and life in powerful ways. Abingdon Press. Hardcover Book 9781501807886 $19.99; $13.49 Leader Guide 9781501807916 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 mins. each 9781501807930 $39.99; $31.99 Youth Study Book 9781501808005 $11.99; $7.99 Children’s Leader Guide 9781501808029 $18.99; $12.79 Leader Kit 1 of each item listed above. 9781501838903 $103.95; $69.99 Also available: Large Print Book 9781501807909

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Half Truths God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say Adam Hamilton

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Everything happens for a reason. True? Not so fast. In Half Truths, you’ll learn that this phrase, and others, are really just popular sayings. The five-week video-based study can be used in small groups or as a churchwide program. Abingdon Press. 9781501813870 Hardcover Book $19.99; $13.49 9781501813900 Leader Guide $12.99; $8.79 9781501813924 DVD [CC] 5 videos; 8–10 mins. each $39.99; $31.99 9781501813986 Youth Study Book $9.99; $6.79 9781501814006 Youth Leader Guide $14.99; $9.99 9781501817540 Leader Kit 1 of each resource above $97.95; $67.99 Also available: 9781501813894 Large Print Book $19.99; $13.49

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Never Alone 6 Encounters with Jesus to Heal Your Deepest Hurts Tiffany Bluhm

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A Woman’s Place A Bible Study Exploring Every Woman’s Call to Work Katelyn Beaty

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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 Woman’s Place will ignite a long overdue and healthy conversation in our churches about women and work. I loved this book and I wish I could put it in the hands of every woman I know—there is freedom and permission and celebration on each page. —Sarah Bessey, author, speaker, blogger, and advocate for global women’s issues SG18

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Beautiful Already Reclaiming God’s Perspective on Beauty Barbara L. Roose

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Have you ever tried to fight worry with faith and felt you were losing the battle? In the Book of Joshua, God’s people arrive on the edge of the promised land only to find themselves in hostile territory, faced with fear and uncertainty. As we dig into the story of how Joshua and the Israelites claimed God’s promised victory, we’ll discover that winning the worry battle requires more than having faith; it requires learning to fight in faith!

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A Woman Overwhelmed A Bible Study on the Life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Hayley DiMarco

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As women, we often are overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life. This six-week Bible study explores the life of Mary, Jesus’ mother—from the news that she would give birth to God’s Son to the day she witnessed his tragic death on the cross.

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Becoming Heart Sisters A Bible Study on Authentic Friendships Natalie Chambers Snapp

You’ll journey from overwhelming joy to overwhelming sorrow and back again, learning how to be consumed with the mission of God rather than the “mission of me.”

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In this six-week Bible study, Jessica LaGrone leads us in a captivating exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives and reminding us that we need God on our best days just as much as we do on our worst. Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook 9781501835452 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501835414 $14.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 20–25 mins. each 9781501835438 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Kit (one each, above) 9781501835445 $79.99; $63.99

Namesake When God Rewrites Your Story Jessica LaGrone

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Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles. He turned water into wine, healed the sick, calmed the storm, opened blind eyes, and raised the dead. While these beloved stories draw our attention to divine power, they also have something else in common: human desperation. Every time we see Jesus performing a miracle, we also get a glimpse into the gift of desperation, a gift that opens us to the dramatic power of God through our desperate need for him.

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Explore the transformational power of God through the stories of biblical characters who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. Abingdon Press. Participant Book 9781426761874 $15.99; $10.79 Leader Guide 9781426761881 $13.99; $9.49 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 22–27 mins. each, plus intro video 9781426761898 $39.99; $31.99 Leader Kit (one each, above, plus 5 Preview Books) 9781426778049 $74.99; $59.99

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Broken and Blessed How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World Jessica LaGrone

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This six-week study examines the holy habits of six kings and prophets who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week you’ll study the story of one intriguing character, discuss God’s unique purpose for his life, and learn about his particular spiritual discipline. Then you’ll explore how that timeless spiritual practice can draw you closer to God, helping you fulfill God’s purpose for your life.

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Through stories of Genesis, New Testament teaching about family, and stories of contemporary families changed and used by God, this study shows us how God can use our own imperfect families to bring blessing in a hurting and broken world. Abingdon Press. Participant Book 9781426778377 $15.99; $10.79 Leader Guide 9781426778384 $13.99; $9.49 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 25–28 mins. each, plus 16-min intro video 9781426778391 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Kit (one each, above, plus a Preview Book) 9781426778414 $79.99; $63.99

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Numbers Learning Contentment in a Culture of More Melissa Spoelstra

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Something in us aches for more—more hope, more joy, more freedom. Complaining and comparing often accompany our desire for more, yet we’re not any closer to filling the ache inside.

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Explore what God has to say to us about grace and forgiveness through Joseph’s story of trial and triumph found in Genesis 37–50. As we study his dreams, his betrayers, his dysfunctional family, his struggle to forgive, and his journey toward reconciliation, we’ll find truths that echo into our own personal situations as well as practical help for answering common questions. Abingdon Press. Participant Book 9781426789106 $15.99; $10.79 Leader Guide 9781426789113 $13.99; $9.49 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 18–30 mins. each 9781426789120 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Kit (One each, above, plus a Preview Book) 9781426789144 $79.99; $63.99

In this study of the Book of Numbers, we’ll find a group of people that wandered in the desert for forty years, unable to enter the Promised Land because of their complaining, grumbling, and lack of faith. By exploring Numbers we can come to identify the reasons for our complaining, learn contentment while being authentic about the difficulties of life, accept short-term hardship in light of the greater good of God’s ultimate deliverance, recognize the relationship between complaining and worry, and discover how to realign with God’s character and promises. Together we will learn contentment as we discover more of our incredible God who truly is more than enough. Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook 9781501801747 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501801761 $14.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 20–25 mins. each 9781501801785 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Kit (One each, above) 9781501801792 $79.99; $63.99

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With numerous ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there are increasing opportunities for disagreement. Our differences seem more pronounced, our words more divisive. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians in Corinth about this very thing, encouraging them not to ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ. In this study, you’ll explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and discover how to live love even when you disagree. Abingdon Press. Participant Book 9781501801686 $15.99; $10.79 Leader Guide 9781501801709 $13.99; $9.49 DVD [CC] 18–30 mins. sessions 9781501801723 $49.99; $39.99 Leader Kit (One each, above) 9781501801730 $79.99; $63.99

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As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She realized that she had been holding herself to a standard of perfection, when what God was really calling her to do was step into his grace. In this four-session video-based study, Emily describes the journey that led to her pursuing a simpler life—one that allowed her to breathe, laugh, and grow—and provides ways for others to simplify their lives. She reminds each of us that God abundantly pours out grace on us, and because of this, we can surely extend grace to ourselves. This message is for everyone who has been trying to do it all...only to burn out.

Choose Wisely, Live Fully Lessons from Wisdom & Folly, the Two Women of Proverbs Donna Gaines In this book, written especially with women’s issues in mind, you’ll examine the blessings and curses associated with the choices made by two women in Proverbs. You’ll learn to discern the voice of God and follow the clear path between Wisdom and Folly, to experience the joy of wholehearted obedience, and understand how to let God help you mentor the lives around you in remarkable ways. Includes questions for personal reflection or for starting group discussions. Abingdon Press.

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More than ever, our world today desperately needs to hear God’s truth spoken in love. In this five-session video study based on 1 John, Wendy Blight shares a message for every woman who craves to truly understand, walk confidently in, and live out God’s unconditional, extravagant, lavish love. The study is for any woman who longs to know in her head that God loves her but still struggles in her heart to personalize that love. John’s words are especially relevant today because he wrote to an audience living in a culture not unlike our own. Through his unique perspective as Jesus’ last living disciple, John sets forth what it looks like to love and live authentically for Christ. Thomas Nelson. Study Guide 9780310090410 $14.99; $10.79 Video Study (DVD) 9780310090434 $29.99; $21.79 Study Guide with DVD 9780310090441 $43.99; $29.99

NEW Heavenly Minded Mom A 90 Day Journey to Embrace What Matters Most Katie Bennett Discover a new way of looking at our responsibilities as mothers through God’s eyes. This uplifting book offers moms the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, wrapped in the hope of the gospel, and presented in bite-sized portions. Its 90 compelling meditations, Scripture readings, and invitations to journal and reflect will encourage us to re-envision our lives and to claim a heavenly mindset towards our mothering tasks. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501845529

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In the new volume from the Jesus Always series, Sarah recounts the words and Scriptures that Jesus has laid on her heart to help her growth in faith and lead a joy-filled existence. Participants will be guided through eight sessions of study that explore what the Bible has to say about expressing gratitude to God in all situations, finding joy even in the mundane aspects of life, and adopting a mindset focused on the eternal blessings that God has promised for those who serve Him. They will discover, as Paul wrote, how to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12). Each session includes readings from Jesus Always, selected Scripture and study questions, and daily reflection questions. Designed for use in personal, small group, or classroom settings.

In this study from the Jesus Calling series, explore what the Bible says about the peace that God offers when you trust in Christ and rely on the Holy Spirit’s work in your life. This peace, which “surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7), allows you to trust the Lord in any situation and believe He will always take care of you. As you experience this peace, you come to recognize the blessings you have been given-and be thankful for them regardless of what you are facing. Thomas Nelson. 9780310083726

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Discover how to follow Christ with your whole hearts and seek him first in all you say and do. You’ll examine Scriptures on what it means to worship God, what the Lord requires from his followers, and how obeying our heavenly Father leads to blessings. Thomas Nelson. 9780310083702

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Women’s Studies Seaside Escape Women’s Retreat Where Women Bask in God’s Presence

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This Bible-based retreat program uses the imagery of the beach to create a retreat experience that’s relaxing and peaceful. You’ll experience the life-changing power of God’s love and explore the stories of Sarah and Hagar. Highlights include guided worship, uplifting music, small-group discussions, a meaningful service project, plus a devotion kit and Scripture pendant for each woman. Group Publishing.

31 Proverbs to Light Your Path Liz Curtis Higgs Wherever you are on your journey, here is the wisdom you need for the road ahead. Chosen by hundreds of women as their favorite verses in Proverbs, these thirty-one nuggets of truth reveal how faithfully God honors His promises. Best-selling author Liz Curtis Higgs examines each word with care and adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. Waterbrook Press.

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Women’s Retreat Kit (Director Guide, Worship Leader, 6 Session Leader Guides, Media Pack [training DVD, graphics CD, worship CD], & samples of participant items) 1210000300140 $79.99; $59.98 Essentials Value Pack (Participant Guide, Scripture pendant, and Message in a Bottle Kit) 1210000300058 English $13.99; $9.99 1210000300072 Spanish $13.99; $9.99 Extra Value Pack (Essentials Pack plus tote and music CD) 1210000300065 English $24.99; $17.99 1210000300089 Spanish $24.99; $17.99 Participant Guide 9781470748111 English $4.99; $4.49 9781470748128 Spanish $4.99; $3.79

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In this Bible study, Candace Payne reveals her personal secrets and biblical insights to unshakable joy that no circumstance can take away, and how we can discover and experience the same. The world knows Payne as “Chewbacca Mom,” who captured the hearts of nearly 200 million people around the world with nothing but a toy Chewbacca mask, a smart phone, and infectious laughter. But what the video doesn’t show is Candace’s journey of daunting obstacles on the way to the joy-filled life—-extreme poverty, past trauma, and struggles with self-worth. Join Candace to learn about the gift God has given us all to lead us into the full life we were always meant to live. Zondervan.

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Stepping on Cheerios Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life Betsy Singleton Snyder She had her first child at age 44. Then at 47 she found out she was carrying triplets. Add the responsibilities of being a pastor, missionary, and wife to a husband who served in the U.S. House of Representatives.…to describe her life as “overwhelmed” would be an understatement! Women who are juggling everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, and church will relate to Snyder’s warm and charming collection of tales and will discover how God works in our lives no matter what comes next. Abingdon Press. 9781501827259

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The Other Side of Failure Biblical Leadership Lessons Shane Stanford and Anthony Thaxton

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How can mistakes, failures, and brokenness make leaders into the people God is shaping them to be? This book and DVD study helps leaders and laity understand the biblical principles of failure revealed in the stories of those “fantastic failures” whose whole lives reveal the fruit of God’s faithfulness. By redefining success from the perspective of God’s faithful love and purpose for the world, leaders and small groups will recognize the central role of brokenness in a leader’s healthy spiritual life and reclaim an understanding of success as faithfulness to God’s call to redeeming life with humility. The DVD features six episodes of onscreen conversations with Shane and Anthony and a PDF of the Leader Guide that’s included in the book (with discussion questions and exercises for small groups, prayer focus exercises, a daily Scripture reading, and more). Abingdon Press. Coming in March.

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Women who serve in church leadership roles experience ministry differently than men do. They offer remarkably powerful gifts, but their pathways are full of obstructions and challenges, including the misguided assumption that the issues have been solved; women are ordained, end of story. But many issues are still present, albeit masked, disguised, or buried below the surface.

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With startling clarity, Lewis reveals the underpinnings of sexism and examines issues of identity, authority, sexuality, authenticity, embodiment, boundaries, and self-care. She guides the reader to develop a personal theology of leadership. Ideal for a weekly study or a oneor two-day retreat. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501804946 $19.99; $13.49 Participant Book 9781501842696 $10.99; $7.49 DVD with Facilitator Guide 9781501842702 5 videos: 4–5 mins. each, plus intro video $39.99; $31.99

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Money has great power in our lives. Used wisely, it can provide for our needs and help us accomplish our goals. Many of us have ignored the wisdom of the past when it comes to money management, spending tomorrow’s money today to have what we hoped would satisfy. The result was not greater happiness and satisfaction, but greater stress and anxiety. Enough invites you to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. Change your life by changing your relationship with money. Abingdon Press. Coming in February. Expanded Paperback Book 9781501857881 $14.99; $9.99

“We Americans love our stuff. We’re living in a fast-paced, me-first, instant-gratification world, and it’s finally catching up to us. Debt is out of control, homes are in foreclosure...even banks are going out of business. What the world needs today is the message of contentment and simplicity, and that’s exactly what Pastor Adam Hamilton delivers in Enough.” —Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host

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New edition with study guide. The Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess and shows how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Perfect for groups or self-reflection. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664263294

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Our possessions can create unbearable weight and affect our ability to serve and thrive. How do we defy gravity and find freedom? In this four-week small-group study and stewardship campaign, pastor and author Tom Berlin explores what is required to sustain a vibrant life, what we need versus what we want, and what we can do to avoid being pulled into the orbit of materialism. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501813405 $14.99;$9.99 Leader Guide 9781501813429 $12.99; $8.79 The Generous Church: A Guide for Pastors 9781501813498 $16.99; $11.49 DVD [CC] 4 sessions; 7–9 mins. each 9781501813443 $29.99; $23.99 Program Tools Flash Drive 9781501813511 $39.99; $31.99

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Offering an engaging approach and a distinctly Wesleyan perspective, this study is perfect for a new member class or other small group. It guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic followers of Jesus Christ and engaged, vital members of the local church.

Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world. Abingdon Press. Coming in June.

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Make a Difference Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve James A. Harnish

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A Disciple’s Path Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church James A. Harnish and Justin LaRosa

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Make a Difference draws upon biblical wisdom to provide practical guidance to help disciples connect their passion with the world’s great need. Real stories of how real people found their place to serve will inspire and encourage you to do the same. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501847585 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501847608 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 6 sessions; approx. 10–12 mins. each 9781501847622 $39.99; $31.99

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

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Five Marks of a Methodist Magrey deVega with Steve Harper

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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.

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Three Simple Rules for Christian Living A Six-Week Study for Adults Jeanne Torrence Finley

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A covenant with God is a faithful promise of renewal, and none is more central to the Methodist identity than The Wesley Covenant Prayer first used by John Wesley in 1755 during a renewal service. Its central theme focuses on the way we can have a closer relationship with God and others through a heightened dedication to a serious faith. And now, modern congregations can experience a boost in their way of Christian living thanks to Wesley’s text and this accessible, churchwide campaign that culminates in the liturgical affirmation and faithful promise to love God and neighbor faithfully. Abingdon Press.

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This small-group study, based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, provides extended reflection on 3 principles of Christian life: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. The DVD includes interview excerpts with Job. Abingdon Press. 9781426700255 Student Book 9781501840173 Leader Guide 9781501840166 DVD 5-min. sessions

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Wesley who? The Wesley Challenge introduces young adults to our denomination’s father in a practical and accessible way through 21 questions studied over three weeks. This series is, in fact, a great way for your entire church to renew its passion and discover a deeper commitment to God right along with your young adults. Daily posts and messages will engage your physical, emotional, and spiritual lives throughout the study. Study resources include a book, a Leader Guide, a Youth Study Book, a DVD, and a Campaign Download Package.

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A Grace-Full Life God’s All-Reaching, Soul-Saving, Character-Shaping, NeverEnding Love Jorge Acevedo and Wes Olds

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In A Grace-Full Life, you’ll examine a Wesleyan understanding of grace for the common person. You’ll learn about various forms of grace— prevenient grace, justifying grace, sanctifying grace, and glorifying grace—and you’ll come away knowing how God’s grace truly works in your life. The book may be used as a standalone resource or combined with a DVD and Leader Guide for a four-session study. Abingdon Press. 9781501832819 $14.99; 9781501832833 $12.99; 9781501832857 $34.99;

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Disciple Fast Track—a new way to offer Disciple Bible Study to people with busy lives. As you may know, Disciple Bible Study has been a powerful experience for over three million people around the world. Now, Disciple Fast Track is a new model that still covers the entire Bible—Genesis to Revelation—but in a shorter time frame. —Bishop Richard Byrd Wilke, author of Disciple Bible Study, and Susan Fuquay, creator of Disciple Fast Track

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A brief illustrated review video helps participants remember what they have learned, then leads into a video sharing insights related to the week’s session. A new Spiritual Gift component helps participants to explore their spiritual gifts and determine meaningful places of service. Suggestions for Old and New Testament Celebrations are included to increase the fellowship and fun of Disciple. Flexible for use with small groups of 8–14, or for large groups of 15–100.

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Includes a Creating, Living, and Trusting Participant Guide. Order one per participant. Also available individually and in large-print editions. Visit CovenantBibleStudy.com for details.

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Alpha Film Series DVD [Bilingual: English/Spanish] 15 videos; 30 min. each, plus one 10-min. Alpha weekend intro; two 30-min. small-group training sessions; one 30-min. leading prayer session 9781938328831 $49.99; $35.99

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Over the years, the Alpha talks have been edited and changed to fit many different contexts. In 2015 we refreshed them again. Alpha pioneer Nicky Gumbel delivers a complete set of 29-minute Alpha talks for a new generation. Filmed live at Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London, these videos provide the timeless version of Alpha talks for tens of thousands of churches of all denominations around the world.

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Asserting that Jesus taught in parables is not the same thing as saying, however, that the parables as we have them today are exactly the words that Jesus originally spoke. We should consider the role of the storyteller, for good storytellers adapt their tales to the needs and interests of their audiences.

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Biblical Studies

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In these six-session video Bible studies, Kristy Cambron guides small groups through the Gospel of Luke using a technique that revolutionized her time with God known as verse mapping. She discovered this approach after experiencing a series of valleys—a family cancer diagnosis, grief, and loss—that made her realize she needed a more authentic walk with God. Although she was on the fast track to a rewarding career with a Fortune-100 corporation, had a growing family, and was living out a budding career as a fiction writer, she longed for a way to tap into her creative roots and really dig deep into studying the Bible. Kristy found the answer in verse mapping, a method of “studying the historical context, transliteration, translation, connotation, and theological framework of a verse in the Bible.” Simply put, verse mapping is getting real about studying the Bible. More than just reading a verse, it’s about researching everything you can about it to learn more about who God is and how he wants to speak to you through his Word. In each of these studies, she shares how you can have a verse-mapping journey of your own and in each session she provides practical examples of how to: • Take the first steps in verse mapping and learn how to explore the Bible like never before • Customize your Bible study time for a deeper and more authentic walk with God • Overcome packed schedules, push past fears, and make God’s Word an essential tool for daily living • Staying motivated in your study to pursue God’s calling for your life

God has provided a feast for you in his Word. He has set the table with an abundance of life nestled between the front and back covers of the Bible. Today is your chance to sit at the place reserved for you and receive all that he has to offer. Whether you have just five minutes today or an hour . . . or whether you are a seminary graduate or are opening your Bible for the first time . . . this is your opportunity to spend some serious time with God.

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Biblical Studies UPDATED

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The Max Lucado Life Lessons series continues to be one of the best-selling study guide series on the market today. This updated edition of the popular New Testament and Old Testament series will offer readers a complete selection of studies by Max Lucado. Intriguing questions, inspirational storytelling, and profound reflections will bring God’s Word to life for both individuals and smallgroup members. Each session now includes a key passage of Scripture from both the NIV (formerly NCV) and the NKJV, and the guides have been updated to include content from Max’s recent releases (2007–2016). Thomas Nelson. Coming in February. Each

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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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Inspired by a fresh translation—the Common English Bible—this series 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. Each volume offers suggestions for leading a group and questions to facilitate class discussion. Abingdon Press.

Study the Bible book by book using the NRSV. Each 13-session volume: • Highlights pivotal points in the Scriptures. • Lifts up the Bible’s most significant stories, events, and people, describing historical and cultural settings. • Includes the original language and what the passage meant for its first readers. • Gives insight into possible life applications. • Maps out a daily plan for reading the Bible, verse by verse. Cokesbury.

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Making Sense of the Bible Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today Adam Hamilton

Lies We Believe about God Wm. Paul Young From the author of the 20 million plus copy best-selling novel The Shack and the New York Times bestsellers Cross Roads and Eve comes a compelling, conversational exploration of the wrong-headed ideas we sometimes have and share about God. Young has been called a heretic for the ways he vividly portrays God’s love through his novels. Here he shares 33 commonly uttered and sometimes seemingly innocuous things we say about God. With personal anecdotes. Atria Books. Coming in March. $14.99; $10.79

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What Is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel about Everything Rob Bell

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When Did God Become a Christian? Knowing God Through the Old and New Testaments David Kalas

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The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament are the same God, right? Then why does God seem so different depending upon which part of the Bible you read? Christians have struggled with this question throughout history. This book by David Kalas helps you explore the unity of the Scripture, biblical history, and the two primary attributes of God: love and holiness. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the nature and integrity of God, leading you to love, worship, and trust God even more. Perfect for Christians in all stages of spiritual maturity, When Did God Become a Christian? may be read alone or combined with the Leader Guide as part of a six-week study. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501830969 Leader Guide 9781501830983

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Biblical Studies NEW Coming in December.

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Job Robin M. Van L. Maas

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John Woodrow A. Geier

9781501848568 Participant Book 9781501848575 Lg. Print Part. Book. 9781501848599 Leader Guide

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs James Crenshaw

9781501848469 Participant Book 9781501848476 Lg. Print Part. Book 9781501848490 Leader Guide

NEW Coming in February. Luke Horace R. Weaver

9781501855061 Participant Book 9781501855078 Lg. Print Part. Book 9781501855092 Leader Guide

Exodus, Leviticus Keith Schoville

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Mark Orion N. Hutchinson

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Genesis Walter Harrelson

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1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians Edward P. Blair

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Philippians, Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon Van Bogard Dunn

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Downloadable Biblical 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 regular use with small groups and adult Sunday school classes from college students to seniors, FaithLink also works as a shortterm 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 and below each sidebar for easy reference. The final page includes a number of leader helps for use throughout the session. This new design facilitates better conversations and a better flow during the lesson. New issues are available weekly by e-mail subscription, which is billed monthly, or for download at Cokesbury.com/FaithLink. Previous issues are also available for purchase. Call 1-800-672-1789 to subscribe. 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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Youth Studies

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Fathom covers the Old and New Testaments in eighteen 4-session studies for teens that blend narrative and traditional theological approaches. Each lesson focuses on one passage that launches into the larger context of God’s story and how it applies to teens. Fathom is suitable for groups with middle schoolers, high schoolers, and any combination of the two. It acknowledges the differences in the ways older and younger youth learn and provides age-specific activities as well as options for youth to take ownership of their learning through teaching and leading alongside adults. Abingdon Press.

Student Journals $8.99; $5.99 Leader Guides $12.99; $8.79

The Beginnings The Bible The Passion The Wilderness The Coming of Jesus The Birth of the Church

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The Exile and Return The Promise of the Future The Return of Jesus

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Abingdon Press. $8.99; $5.99 $9.99; $6.79

Student Journals Leader Guides

Relationships Michael Adkins 9781501809248 9781501809255

The Basics Michael Adkins 9781501807053 9781501807060

Character Michael Adkins 9781501809774 9781501809798

Inside Out Tony Akers 9781501809873 9781501809897

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Dilemmas Tony Akers 9781501809187 9781501809194

Jesus Tony Akers 9781501809729 9781501809743

School Michael Adkins 9781501809361 9781501809378

Grace Tony Akers 9781501809309 9781501809316

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The Life Michael Adkins 9781501809828 9781501809842

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I Am Tony Akers 9781501807107 9781501807114

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CORE (Connect, Own, Reveal, is a resource designed to help teenagers discover their value and worth as God’s children and empower them to reach their potential in faithfully following Christ in the context of relationships. This comes with an understanding of one’s true identity in Christ and living from an integrated sense of self with confidence, strength, and with the purpose of positively influencing others. The resource consists of two 4-week studies, each with a Student Journal and a Leader Guide containing study helps and discussion plans for large and small groups, and a short and powerful video introducing the topic. For grades 6–12. Abingdon Press. Student Journals Leader Guides

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Study 1: Dig In A four-session study for groups of all sizes that takes teens on the journey of addressing the obstacles they’ve experienced in understanding who they are in Christ toward connecting with God and others in new and healthy ways. Sessions include: Identity Theft; Delete the Spam; Connect with God; Connect with Others. 9781501810039 9781501813269

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Study 2: All In A four-session study for groups of all sizes. When used alongside Dig In, All In is a powerful tool to help you help your group take the next step of living their newfound commitment to their God-given identity with confidence. Sessions include: Own; Reveal; Empower; I Am. 9781501813306 9781501813320

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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. Confirmation leaders and churches will find practical help for nurturing sustainable faith in the lives of teenagers in a way that values their faith formation process. Confirm is flexible, adaptable, and scalable, while at the same time engaging adult participation. Confirm is an easy-to-follow and fully customizable confirmation program that can be used in 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 content. 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, pastor, 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

$39.99

Includes devotional readings, key information, and questions for journaling to help confirmands create their personal statements of faith. $12.99

Parent Guide 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. 9781501826986

$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

$10.99

DVD [CC] 18 videos: 2–3 min. each

$39.99

Streaming videos available at Cokesbury.com.

Starter Kit 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. 9781501864667

Student Guide

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The CEB Student Bible for United Methodist Confirmation 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 confirmationrelated, official United Methodist materials, and a charcoal leatherlike cover. Common English Bible. 9781609262037 $39.99; $26.79

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Presbyterian Confirmation Leader Guide

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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 • Taking it Home—One or two options for closing the lesson Abingdon Press.

FULL-YEAR BUNDLE The year-long Spice Rack bundle download includes 48 lessons and the suite of leader tools, helps, and training offered by Youth Ministry Partners at YouthMinistryPartners.com. 9781501815737 9781501827044

YEAR 1 BUNDLE LESSONS: Stewardship Bundle (3 Lessons). 9781501821455

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Conversation Starters Daring to Hope Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful Katie Davis Majors After unexpected tragedy shook her family, for the first time Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Daring to Hope is an invitation to hope in the God of the impossible—the God who whispers his love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we wanted or the miracle doesn’t come. It’s about choosing faith no matter the circumstance. Multnomah.

Group Conversation Starter Jar The perfect way to get your small group (or any group) warmed up, this Conversation Starter Jar contains deceptively simple questions that will open hearts and minds and help you reach those deeper levels that great group study requires. Beautifully presented in a glass jar with Bible verse on the side, the questions are written on sturdy, attractive paper. And there is plenty of room to add your own questions. 081983623554

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From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Caitlin Doughty

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Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, a mortician set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive global journey that introduces compelling, powerful rituals almost entirely unknown in America. With boundless curiosity and gallows humor, she helps us see our own death customs in a new light. W. W. Norton & Company.

This daily devotional offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy. Featuring the best of Nouwen’s previously published writing, this devotional will will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen’s work as well as new readers looking for a devotional to guide them into a deeper awareness of their identity in Jesus. Convergent Books.

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Braving the Wilderness The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone Brené Brown

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True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are. With her trademark mix of storytelling, research, and honesty, this social scientist explores the experiences that bring meaning to our lives and introduces four practices of true belonging—offering us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and each other. Random House.

Chronicles Brown’s journey of healing as she allowed the music of God’s love to replace the “broken records” of her past. Learn to recognize the negative messages that repeatly play in your mind and keep you from speaking up, pursuing your dreams, and growing closer to God—and replace them with a joyful new soundtrack. Zondervan Publishing. 9780310349334

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Holy in the Moment Simple Ways to Love God and Enjoy Your Life Ginger Harrington

Reaching for Wonder Encountering Christ When Life Hurts Marlo Schalesky

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How to Fix a Broken Record Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to Be Myself Amena Brown

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Enjoying life (zoe) in Christ comes in the choices we make moment-by-moment. Harrington invites women to discover how intentional choices made in the moment can become holy habits. She refreshingly shows that holiness isn’t a rigid standard to keep but a gift to receive from a vital relationship with God. Abingdon Press. Coming in March.

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Sometimes life hurts. Reaching for Wonder explores 15 of the New Testament’s one-time encounters with Christ to illuminate the surprising character of a God who transforms our pain into wonder. You’ll find guidance to a deeper understanding of God’s plan for you, a more vibrant faith, and a fuller trust in God. Abingdon Press. Coming in March. 9781501857782

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Conversation Starters Love Heals Becca Stevens Discover how a radical love can heal all kinds of wounds in the world and your own life and community. Written by Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens, Love Heals is a beautiful and inspirational gift book that champions change and healing through Scripture, stories, poems, and inspirational writings. Make a small change. See a big difference. Thomas Nelson. 9780718094553

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The Alphabet of Grief Words to Help in Times of Sorrow Andrea Raynor Chaplain and spiritual counselor Andrea Raynor knows that when the funeral service is over, the friends leave, and the house grows quiet, grief can be overwhelming. In The Alphabet of Grief, she uses the letters of the alphabet as starting points for simple reflections on loss and hope. Each chapter concludes with a meditation and an affirmation—something to do and something to believe. WaterBrook Press. 9780735290297

Public Faith in Action How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of our faith and to participate in public life. But it can be difficult to discern how to respond. This nonpartisan handbook offers practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of our countries. Includes resources and questions for reflection. Brazos Press. 9781587434105

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The People and the Books 18 Classics of Jewish Literature Adam Kirsch Outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary tradition remains little known to nonspecialist readers. This book explores 18 classic texts and shows how central questions and themes of Christian history and culture are reflected in the Jewish literary canon while bringing the treasures of Jewish literature to life and offering new ways to think about their enduring power and influence. W. W. Norton & Company. 9780393354782

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A World of Three Zeros The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize winner and best-selling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet. He invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of. Hachette Book Group. 9781610397575

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NEW Living Compassion Loving Like Jesus Andrew Dreitcer In the face of hurtful public discourse and worldwide conflict, many Christians long for lives of genuine compassion. Centuries of Christian teachings have insisted that compassion forms the heart of the Christian life. Dreitcer leads us through ancient and contemporary compassion practices, each of which helps to move us from understanding compassion to truly living compassion. Upper Room Books. 9780835817233

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For Sabbath’s Sake Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community J. Dana Trent Many balk at the idea of setting aside an entire day for worship, rest, and time with loved ones. In a culture of constant busyness, lines have blurred between work and personal life. This book traces the rich history of Sabbath, helps readers find ways to overcome barriers to the spiritual practice, and gives them achievable ways to build Sabbath into their own lives. Upper Room Books. 9780835817196

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NEW The Path of Compassion Living with Heart, Soul and Mind Ronald J. Greer Written by a seasoned pastoral counselor, The Path of Compassion explores engaging our heartfelt empathy effectively into an attitude of love and acts of kindness. Based on the foundational truths of the Scriptures, it helps persons of faith to learn the dynamics of compassion as they grow into their deepest and most caring selves. Abingdon Press. Coming in February. 9781501858512

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WANTED Book Lovers You love to read and talk about what you’re reading with others. Though you are discerning, you find value in all kinds of books. You are drawn to spirituality and Christian faith titles, but also shamelessly adore a good bestseller. You know that you can find spiritual truths in popular culture to broaden your horizons and deepen your faith. You’re always on the lookout for a great read!

Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond

On Living Kerry Egan

Eviction, once rare, has become ordinary. This book provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today, masterfully transforming our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving this devastating problem. Crown Books.

As a hospice chaplain, Egan talked less and listened more: to stories of hope and regret, shame and pride, mystery and revelation, and secrets held too long. Most of all, she listened as her patients talked about love. In this poignant, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along all their precious gifts. This isn’t a book about dying—it’s a book about living. Random House.

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Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah Trevor’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. His stories are hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Spiegel & Grau. 9780399588174 Hardcover $28.00; $16.49 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 552148 FREE

Where’d You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple Bernadette Fox is notorious— fearlessly opinionated wife, revolutionary architect, and best friend to 15-year-old daughter Bee. Then she disappears. To find her mother, Bee compiles emails, documents, secret correspondence— creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius in an absurd world. Little, Brown and Company. 9780316204262 $15.99; $9.79 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 552159 FREE

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Ever wish Christianity was more...well, Christian? In this new DVD-based study, Brian McLaren, the author of The Great Spiritual Migration, revisits the subject of what Christianity must do to survive and invites readers to join in a new spiritual pilgrimage. Great for your small group!

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