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You know you’re supposed to “let go and let God,” and you’ve tried. But what’s taking so long? In I’m Waiting, God, a four-week Bible study for women, Barb Roose explores the stories of women in the Bible who had to kit wait for God—women like Hannah, Ruth, Tamar, and the unnamed woman who suffered for over a decade book cd dvd cd with a painful medical condition. If you feel anxious, angry, discouraged or depressed because God isn’t giving you what you want, their stories will breathe cdfresh dvd hope into your life and offer you practical next steps in your time of waiting. Abingdon Press.

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You’ve heard the phrase, “Let go and let God,” but it’s easier said than done, especially when you’re determined to change something that is out of your control. Is it possible that giving up on what you can’t change is God’s path to peace for your life? This six-week study especially for women explores Jesus in the wilderness and gives six practical principals that will equip you to let God lead you to victory and peace, despite your unchanging and challenging circumstances. Learn how to surrender like Jesus and experience God’s power and peace in your life as never before. The study includes five lessons per week and includes aguide

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author insights Don’t settle for a cursory glance or a superficial understanding. Look long into the heart of Christ and you’ll see it. Grace and life. Forgiveness of sin. The defeat of death. This is the hope he gives. This is the hope we need.

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In this six-session video Bible study, best-selling author Max Lucado explores the life and character of Jesus. As Max explains in this study, for thirty-three years Jesus felt everything that we have ever felt: weakness, weariness, rejections. He got colds. His feelings got hurt. His feet grew tired. His head ached. To think of Jesus in such terms almost seems irreverent. There is something about keeping Jesus divine that keeps him distant, packaged, and predictable. But we have to remember that by Jesus becoming human, God made it possible for us to see him and hear his voice. If we want to know what matters to God, all we need to do is look in the Bible to see what matters to Jesus. If we want to know what God is doing in our world, we need only ponder the words of Jesus. By learning more about the person Jesus was and is, we come to understand more clearly the people we were created to be. Thomas Nelson. Hardcover Book. 9781400214693

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What comes to mind when you hear the word masterpiece? It’s about the last word you would use to describe yourself, right? As women, words like unwanted, less than, ugly, stupid, or failure are more often what come to mind. Sometimes we feel more like worthless junk than a valuable masterpiece. Yet that is exactly what God’s Word says we are! In For His Glory, Marian Jordan Ellis leads us in an in-depth, sixweek, verse-by-verse study of Ephesians to help us dismantle the lies we’ve believed about ourselves and replace them with a new identity built on God’s Word.

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The Belonging Project is a refreshing and engaging 4-week Bible study that will provide you with biblical and practical help for cultivating real connections and meaningful relationships that glorify God. This shorter, delightfully humorous study for women is ideal for in-between or busy times. The Participant Workbook with Leader Helps includes group session guides, discussion questions, prayers, video viewer guides, and more. In addition, the study includes a DVD, sold separately. The Leader Bundle contains a Participant Workbook and DVD. leader book preview dvd cd

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The Book of Galatians teaches how yielding our desires to the work of the Holy Spirit within us encourages our faith, sets us free, and results in our lives being sources of change in the world around us. Bible teacher and author Jada Edwards digs into the book of Galatians where we learn what freedom in Christ really means, how saying yes to the conviction and guidance of the Holy Spirit establishes this freedom and how through the Spirit we affect our communities and those around us in his name.

author insights The Holy Spirit tells us when to keep silent or speak up, to apologize, take risks, take rest, to say yes or no, and so much more. He gives us direction in the big dreams and in the daily steps. What fruit we yield is the final evidence of our freedom in Jesus Christ.

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The concept of “having enough” is one that is not often experienced. If I only had more money...more success...more time...then I would be fulfilled. Yet even when more is attained, it rarely satisfies. It is not “enough.” An eight-lesson women’s Bible study, Enough for Now explores the idea of “enough” through the study of Scripture—specifically the parable of the rich fool, personal stories, and practical exercises. Over the course of the lessons, women will discover how to escape the insatiable quest for more by finding their “enough” in God. Concordia Publishing House. 9780758660862

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Rejoice! Every day. Sure, we find joy in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus. This close look at Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, the “letter of joy,” unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope—all found in Christ and infused with joy—in the mountaintop moments and in the mundane. These eight weeks of study, divided into forty short lessons, will help you realize the gifts from God’s hand more fully. For personal or group use, with targeted study, discussion and reflection questions, and life-application challenges. Concordia Publishing House. 9780758662026

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No one is immune from the hardline impacts of stress, fear, anxiety, and depression. Each of us just experiences them at different depths and handles them in different ways. But we are not powerless. This five-week video Bible study can help those struggling with anxiety, fear, stress, depression, or other mental health issues. Participants will be equipped through a common experience with simple daily practices and tips that help them own a new sense of peace, strength, and purpose. The result is being filled with a Christ-like peace while becoming a blessing to others. While not a replacement for therapy in any way, this study provides realistic habits and behaviors based on Scripture and biblical principles to sustain mental peace.

about the study Rhythms of Renewal provides an approachable, household way of talking about sustained mental health found only in the peace given by Jesus Christ himself.

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Minor characters never have top billing. But have you noticed how their roles can be key to the purpose of the story? It’s the same in the Bible. The very characters who are mere blips on the biblical radar screen have major lessons to teach us. As you journey through Footnotes, a unique study for women by Julie Lyles Carr, you’ll be inspired by the backstories of some lesser known people of faith. This short, four-week DVD study is ideal for in-between times and the Participant Workbook with group session guide, discussion questions, and leader helps makes the study accessible and approachable. Abingdon Press. 9781501888540 9781501888564 9781501888618

Perseverance Praying Through Life’s Challenges Donna Pyle

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We all have it. That one thing that’s keeping each of us from a fuller life. It could be a habit to break, a goal to accomplish, or a lingering project to complete. What if we, like Nehemiah, persevered with singleminded focus and trusted God to accomplish something incredible? Nehemiah may not be the first biblical example who comes to mind when we talk about perseverance, but we can look to his example to discern helpful steps that we can apply on our one-thing journey. Through this eight-lesson journey, we walk with Nehemiah from Persia to Jerusalem as God gives him the strength to persevere past seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Each session includes a video segment (available for purchase from Vimeo) that digs deeper into Scripture and explores life application. For individual and group use. Concordia Publishing House. 9780758660572

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It’s become trendy to use the word “fierce” when describing women at the top of their game, but women have been fiercely changing the world for thousands of years. In fact, the Bible tells of many fierce female characters who made hard decisions, offered hope, boldly repented, shared their faith, and blessed those around them. Although some are less well known than others, these women can teach us how we, too, can live into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience. Fierce, a six-week study for women, includes a Participant Workbook with devotional lessons for every week of study. A DVD and a Leader Guide are also available.

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Have you ever dreaded an unexpected visitor when your home was less than tidy? At some point, our lives get messy. Illness, conflict, depression, divorce, job loss…it happens. 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, 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. 9781501863127 9781501863141 9781501863165 9781501876400

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The Bathsheba Battle Finding Hope When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn Natalie Chambers Snapp

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As women, we try so hard to make things run smoothly, but very few of us have lived a life without an unexpected turn. So when something doesn’t go as planned, we’re left feeling especially hurt and even stuck when trying to move forward. In The Bathsheba Battle, Natalie Chambers Snapp shows us how much we have in common with one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible, Bathsheba. Despite unforeseen and tragic circumstances beyond her control, there are glimmers of hope in her story. By studying her life, you’ll find healing from your own painful past and hope for living fully as God intends. Includes discussion questions. Abingdon Press. 9781501890802

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You simply cannot escape bad news. Even when you vow not to listen to the news or read the latest blog, somehow negative headlines find ways to seep into your life. Amid stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict, we sometimes forget the most important news of all. In the women’s Bible study, Romans: Good News that Changes Everything, Melissa Spoelstra shows us that the gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace and to share with others. You’ll be spiritually renewed in this six-week study and encouraged by the transforming Good News of the gospel regardless of what bad news you face.

praise for the book In a bad-news world, how deeply we need to bathe our hearts afresh in the good news of the gospel!

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Learn how Elijah persevered in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well. As you study his life through a combination of study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer, you’ll grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help you not only survive but thrive in every season. Abingdon Press. 9781501838910 9781501838934 9781501838958 9781501838965 9781501874352

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Platinum Faith Live Brilliant, Be Resilient, & Know Your Worth Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett

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Silver and gold are precious metals indeed, but when you hear the word “platinum,” don’t you think of something that is even more brilliant and of even greater worth? Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett explore the qualities of this “magic metal” and show how they can apply to your life and help deepen your walk of faith. Each chapter explores a platinum property (valuable, rare, unreactive, and useful), focusing on how it relates to a woman’s faith walk. You’ll learn to understand your worth and to believe in God’s live-giving Word and plan for you. Platinum Faith can be used as a standalone book but includes journaling and leader helps for group study as well. Abingdon Press. 9781501890727

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Get Out of Your Head Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts Jennie Allen The visionary behind the million-strong IF: Gathering challenges Christian women to transform their outlook and their lives by interrupting their spiraling thoughts and realizing their Godgiven power to think differently. Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen hears all the time from women who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In her search for a solution, she’s learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it’s crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. participant cd cd

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The 6-session study (from Thomas Nelson) dives head first into Paul’s letter to the Philippians and includes video teaching, group discussion, and personal study time of digging deeper, reflection, consideration, response, imagination, and Scripture memory. Waterbrook Press. Hardcover Book 9781601429643

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Embark on an imaginative journey around the world...and an exploration of the “I wonders” in a women’s heart through this Bible-based and spiritually uplifting women’s retreat that imprints God’s worldcovering love for each participant. Women will develop a closer relationship with Jesus, and because this retreat is focused on active participation—women will also develop stronger Christian friendships with each other. Group Publishing.

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about the retreat 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. Also available separately:

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Cozy Mountain Lodge is a Bible-based and spiritually uplifting retreat program for women’s ministry events. Using the story of Ruth and Naomi from the book of Ruth, Cozy Mountain Lodge brings home the meaning of making God our foundation. Women will develop a closer relationship with Jesus, and because this retreat is focused on active participation— women will also develop stronger Christian friendships with each other. Group Publishing. Retreat Director’s Kit. Director Guide; Media Pack; Worship Leader Guide; 7 session Leader Guides; and full-size samples of all participant items: Participant Guide, Pendant, Cabin Kit, Music CD, Pen, and Cozy Tote bag. 1210000305756 $79.99; $61.99

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about the study 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.”

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Daily inspiration for peace, courage, and hope Living Unafraid Lessons on Hope from 31 of the Bible’s Most-Loved Stories Adam Hamilton

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In Unafraid, Adam Hamilton drew on the latest research, biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel to his followers: “Do not be afraid.” In this devotional book, he turns more pastoral, guiding readers in daily spiritual practice that will counter anxiety and fear.

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about the book You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. You can restore it here and now. And you will never be the same.

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The 24-7 onslaught of contemporary life—with its neverending feed of global tragedies and shrieking demands for our attention, to say nothing of the ordinary pressures of work, family, friends, and community—has left us ragged, wrung-out, and emptied. But if we already have no margin in our lives, how do we find room to change things? In this life-changing video Bible study, John Eldredge distills a lifetime of wisdom into practical and ready-toimplement practices for putting your life back together. These practices include: (1) the one-minute pause, (2) benevolent detachment, (3) practicing kindness, (4) getting outside, and (5) stepping back from technology. These practices, ready for the taking, will enable you to begin recovery, focus on what matters most, disengage from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.

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There’s no better explanation for how to live out the Great Commission—following the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to spread his teachings to all the nations of the world—than in the book of Acts. It is a unique and crucial book that chronicles the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world through the lives of the apostles in the decades immediately following Christ’s ascension into heaven.

about the study Learn to walk more closely with God with the boldness and the zeal of the apostles. Acts provides a broad yet theologically

In Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit, author and biblical scholar Matthew Skinner explores six key themes that illustrate the ways in which reading Acts is capable of igniting our imagination about the character of the Christian gospel, the work of God’s people (the church), and the challenges of living faithfully in a complex and changing world.

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Perhaps there is no better time than now for us to study gratitude and grace. David deSilva traces these themes through the book of Hebrews, helping us to see the connection between God’s grace in our lives and the gratitude we can express for our salvation. In Hebrews: Grace and Gratitude, deSilva helps us discover a bold perspective on the meaning and significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection in light of the Old Testament, allowing us to hear afresh God’s call to a life of faithfulness. Additional components for a sixweek study include a DVD and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501896101 9781501896125 9781501896149

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There is a lot of talk these days about “the good life.” It’s not a new topic—the book of Proverbs talked about just that. Its sayings and bits of wisdom were collected to make the lives of people just like us run a little more smoothly. Proverbs: Pathways to Wisdom by Dominick Hernández explores the biblical book’s wellknown verses and prevalent themes in a manner that offers various interpretations, opening the way for us to see how they apply to our modern world and bringing more meaning to familiar passages. Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. Coming in July. 9781501894299 9781501894312 9781501894336

Book $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide $14.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 min. each $39.99; $31.99

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Salvation through grace. This was a central theme of John Wesley’s life and work. The Wesleyan Journey explores his understanding of the Holy Spirit’s transformational work in the life of a believer and invites readers to spend time every day exploring salvation through prayer, study, and reflection. Based on Wesley’s theology and the Bible’s teaching on what it means to be saved, this eightweek study will help readers consider anew God’s ever-present grace, the experience of acceptance, pardon, and forgiveness, and the lifelong journey to become more Christ-like. The Pastor Guide offers guidance and tips for pastors on how to use, promote, and share this study, plus short session guides and leader helps for an eight-week study. Abingdon Press. Coming in March. Book 9781501898389 Pastor Guide 9781501898402

author insights In his sermon, ‘The Scripture Way of Salvation,’ John Wesley summarized the goal of genuine Christian religion: ‘The end is, in one word, salvation (SW 43).’

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To truly understand God, we have to return to Eden! Author and pastor David Kalas takes us back to the Garden of Eden, where we discover fundamental insights from the origins of God’s nature, human nature, creation, temptation, sin, redemption, and more. This six-week group study teaches us these truths from the first book of the Bible, providing us with a strong foundation from which we can read and understand all that follows. And Kalas’ thoughtful and assuring style is perfect for Christians in all stages of their spiritual journey. A Leader Guide is also available. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501879425 9781501879449

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The writings of C. S. Lewis inspired friends Bishop Rueben P. Job, Perry Bramlett, and Norman Shawchuck to create a spiritual reader pairing quotes from the beloved author with their own unique contemplations. After their deaths, their work was recovered, and the thirty original, unpublished devotions are now available in 30 Meditations on the Writings of C. S. Lewis. Begin each day with a short quote from Lewis followed by reflections from Job, Bramlett, or Shawchuck on topics of grief, joy, fear, loss, salvation, and love. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully written, this book is the perfect gift for the C. S. Lewis fan in your life. Abingdon Press. Coming in March. 9781501898365

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As Christians, we crave a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. Spiritual disciplines are activities and practices done in our daily walk through life that bring us closer to Christ. They also help us to make a difference in our world. Practicing these spiritual disciplines open us to God’s transforming love and help us experience holy living.

about the series ‘While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come.’ — 1 Timothy 4:8

This study series looks at eight areas of spiritual disciplines, the element of holy living each one opens up to us, and the practices we can take on to allow our lives to become transformed in Christ. Each discipline is covered in four sessions along with an introduction. The study will begin with an overview of the discipline, and then dive deeper into it. Finally, the final week of study brings together what has been learned and gives guidance on how to incorporate the discipline into daily life. Abingdon Press.

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Teachers often use the technique of storytelling to make a difficult concept easier for us to process. Jesus told stories, or parables, for that very reason—and to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more than one way. Even Bible scholars are divided on their meanings. In Stories Jesus Told, you’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in your daily life. A DVD and Leader Guide are elements you can add to make a lively, six-week group study. Abingdon Press.

We’re sometimes told that “mountaintop moments”—those times when we experience the power, love, and grace of God in a way that’s difficult to put into words—are not the stuff of every day. In Mountaintop Moments, Dr. Ed Robb associates these personal spiritual mountaintop moments with the mountains in the Old and New Testaments and the events related to these sacred places, showing us how their lessons can be woven into our everyday lives. A great stand-alone resource or add the DVD and Leader Guide for a six-week study. Abingdon Press. 9781501884016 9781501884030 9781501884054

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Discover five essential spiritual practices for our Christian walk, each rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God. Each chapter explores one practice, including its New Testament foundation and its potential effect on our personal lives and our lives together as the church. Use individually or add additional resources to create a six-week, churchwide study. Abingdon Press.

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Hardcover Book 9781501891182 $19.99; $9.99 Leader Guide 9781501891212 $14.99; $10.99 Youth Study Book 9781501891304 $11.99; $8.99 Children’s Leader Guide 9781501891328 $18.99; $13.99 Cokesbury Exclusive Leader Kit (One each: Book, Leader Guides, Youth Study Book, DVD) 9781501894671 $105.99; $79.99 Church Kit (10 Prayer Journals, 25 Clings, and 30 Key Tags) 9781501899560 $56.99; $44.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 min. each 9781501891236 $39.99; $34.99

author insights Each week we’ll focus on one discipline or area of intentionally living the Christian life. We’ll look at what this looked like in the life and teachings of Jesus, and what it looks like in our lives. We’ll look at what it means to do this together in the church, and individually on our own daily.

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Jesus’ Passion story is presented each Lent in countless churches every year. But one play presented by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, in Bavaria, Germany, may be one of the longest-running performance of all. Staged every ten years since 1634, the play makes an impact not only on the villagers who portray the characters but on all who see it as well. In The Passion Play, Rob Fuquay follows the biblical story of the Passion and shows how this amazing play has been used both as a ritual of praise and later as a weapon through its anti-Semitic past. The book makes a perfect six-week group study when paired with the additional Leader Guide and DVD that was filmed on location in Germany and includes behind-the-scenes footage of the production. Abingdon Press.

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about the study Every 10 years since 1634, but for a handful of exceptions, the Bavarian village of Oberammergau has presented a passion play. In sixteen acts, it covers the story from the entry into Jerusalem through the Resurrection. It has evolved through the centuries, with the most significant changes addressing anti-semitic content and tone but it has continued with production and the cast always drawn from the village.

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Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a powerful, epic story. In the six-week study The Grace of Les Misérables, Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story—grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope—drawing parallels between the iconic story and musical and our Christian calling, inspiring us to both understand our faith and live it out in the world. Additional components for a six-week study include a DVD, leader guide, youth resource, and Worship Resources Flash Drive. The Leader Kit includes one of each component.

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Abingdon Press. Book 9781501887109 $16.99; $12.99 Leader Guide 9781501887123 $14.99; $10.99 Youth Study Book 9781501887215 $11.99; $8.99 Worship Resources Flash Drive 9781501887239 $34.99; $19.99 Leader Kit (One of each component) 9781501887253 $118.95; $84.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 8–10 min. each 9781501887147 $39.99; $34.99

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Welcome to the revolution, a revolution led by Jesus, who provided us with the vision of a kingdom worth dying for, making him the most radical revolutionary of all time. In Revolutionary Kingdom, we learn that to join this revolution… to be considered true disciples of Christ…we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the radical requirements of living out the Kingdom in the here and now. It’s when we get serious about God’s call that we, too, live revolutionary, world-changing lives.

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Additional components for this six-week study include a DVD featuring author Mike Slaughter and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. Book 9781501887260 $16.99; $12.99 Leader Guide 9781501887284 $14.99; $10.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 min. each 9781501887444 $39.99; $34.99

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In this six-session video study, Scroggins builds on the principles he established in his best-selling How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge and shows participants how to take the next step in their leadership growth. Emotional healing begins with emotional awareness—our ability to identify and understand our feelings—which is developed by engaging in spiritual practices such as fasting, meditation, Sabbath keeping, prayer, and hospitality.

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God vs. Money Winning Strategies in the Combat Zone J. Clif Christopher

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Jesus for Everyone Not Just Christians Amy-Jill Levine 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 Everyone 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. Even for those who reject faith, Jesus’ life and his philosophy are important to study, the author contends, because of the insights they hold for us today. Poring through Scripture, analyzing what historical scholarship has revealed about Jesus’ views on a number of subjects—including women—reveals surprising messages sure to be fascinating to all readers. Placing Jesus of Nazareth within his historical context, Levine brings him vividly into focus and invites agnostics and the most committed nonbelievers to appreciate his lasting impact on the modern world.

about the book 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

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Everywhere Holy Seeing Beauty, Remembering Your Identity, and Finding God Right Where You Are Kara Lawler

Life doesn’t have to be lived on grand mountaintops for it to be meaningful. Everywhere Holy is for everyone who longs for more connection with the sacred, for the gratefulness, peace, and blessings that holiness brings. It’s an invitation to view life as an adventure, to consider simple observation a form of prayer, and to embrace noticing beauty as a spiritual practice. Thomas Nelson. 9781400211630

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One Long River of Song Notes on Wonder for the Spiritual and Nonspiritual Alike Brian Doyle

A playful, deeply moving book of spiritual essays—for the spiritual and non-spiritual alike—that excavate the rich seams of examined life and point to the miracles that surround us. In a time when wonder seems to be in short supply, Doyle’s writing invites readers to experience it in the most ordinary of moments, and allow themselves joy in the smallest of things. Little Brown and Company. 9780316492898

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Small Groups Made Easy Practical and Biblical Starting Points to Lead Your Gathering Ryan Lokkesmoe

Many small group leaders feel ill-equipped for the task of leading. In this book you’ll find all the tools you need to lead an effective small group. It focuses on practical pointers, overcoming challenges, and how to lead discussions, and offers short sample Bible studies and topical studies with icebreaker questions, discussion questions about the text, and guides for leading prayer. Bethany House. 9780764233913

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To Shake the Sleeping Self A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret Jedidiah Jenkins A touching memoir of adventure, struggle, and lessons learned while bicycling from Oregon to Patagonia. As he traverses cities, mountains, and inner boundaries, Jenkins grapples with what it means to be an adult, his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his conservative Christian upbringing, and his belief in travel as a way to wake us up to life back home. Convergent Books. 9781524761400

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What Every Christian Needs to Know About Judaism Exploring the Ever-Connected World of Christians & Jews Evan Moffic We know Jesus was a Jew, but do we know what that means? Do we understand that his life was immersed in Jewish tradition and history? That Jewish texts, spiritual life, holidays, and events are interwoven with what it means to be Christian?

author insights My hope is that these teachings can serve as a way of fostering bonds focused not

Evan Moffic, rabbi, author, and guide to Jewish wisdom for people of all faiths, continues the What Every Christian Needs to Now About series, providing answers to the hundreds of questions he receives about Judaism. His exploration reveals insights of the great Jewish sages, allowing us to live a richer and more meaningful life and to have a closer relationship with God.

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NEW Wandering Into Grace

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You’ve heard the phrase “all who wander are not lost.” Bishop Laurie Haller explores the idea of “wandering” as a way of life, narrating her 2018 trip to Nepal and sharing how her trek taught her to adapt in a changing world, lead calmly, use collective wisdom to solve problems, serve others out of love, and value times of rest in order to be fruitful in the long haul. Her experience will encourage you to look to God as the creator, sustainer, and original wanderer who leads and guards our life story. Abingdon Press.

If those who “didn’t know God could love them because their churches said God didn’t,” we’ve got some work to do. In Reclaiming Church, J. J. Warren continues his call to reaffirm the church as a people who welcome all. He especially speaks to those who are young and progressive, asking you to stay within the church and work to renew the call to ministry and giving practical, positive steps on how to join voices, be heard, build bridges, and work together to show the church is for everyone. Abingdon Press.

A Journey of Discovery and Hope Laurie Haller

A Call to Action for Religious Rejects J. J. Warren

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The Messy Truth about Motherhood Mary Katherine Backstrom

Live Your One Beautiful Life Susie Davis

Moms do it all! You mend boo boos, conquer the bogey man, comfort heartaches, laugh at knock knock jokes, cook pancakes, throw baseballs, and mop muddy floors…all amid the beautiful, constant noise that is life with children. In Mom Babble, MK Backstrom, founder and personality behind the Mom Babble online community, offers up hope, humor, and spiritual inspiration to those in the trenches of parenthood. Makes a great gift with the grained, embossed hardcover and ribbon. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501894527 SG20

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If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say? To remember that God loves you? To love the woman you’re becoming? To not be so hard on yourself and others? The Grace Guide helps you reflect on memories, both joyful and hurtful, and shows how to extend grace to yourself and others through self-examination, prayer on how God showed up for you in special times, and even writing a letter to your younger self! Makes a great gift for women. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501898426

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CONVERSATION STARTERS Holy Love A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality Steve Harper In Holy Love, Steve Harper strives to articulate the truth about the teachings of the Bible and Wesleyan tradition on human sexuality. This very accessible book is intended for church leaders, small groups, and those interested in understanding the Bible’s teaching on this fundamental component of human life, experience and relationships. The book will help church leaders and small groups make the constructive case that biblical, Christian teaching is compatible with faithful, covenantal love and intimacy amidst all sexual orientations. Abingdon Press. 9781501896088

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author insights Theology does not exist in a vacuum; it emerges from somewhere, and it takes us someplace. And if it is worth its salt, theology always takes us to a new place (even while affirming previous things), to a place where our lives expand more deeply and widely, and where we mature. John Wesley called this king of theology ‘living faith.’

NEW Stories by Willimon

NEWLY REVISED Face to Face

Throughout the ages, storytelling has proven to be the best way to engage people and illustrate a principle or theory. No one knows this better than Will Willimon, a master storyteller known for his riveting, edgy, witty, and provocative stories and parables about human nature and Christian faith. In Stories by Willimon, readers will recognize themselves, friends, and loved ones in the insightful stories of joy, agony, thankfulness, greed, healing, suffering, and love. And preachers will find illustrative and meaningful materials to support their sermons. Abingdon Press.

As a pastor, priest, or pastoral caregiver, you know firsthand that there are no easy answers when accompanying people who struggle with sickness, bereavement, or anxiety. Samuel Wells reflects theologically and pastorally on twenty such encounters in Face to Face, a book of profound practical wisdom and understanding that will inform and enrich your ministry, while helping you experience the power of God’s gifts and healing power when face to face with those in need. Abingdon Press.

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Meeting Christ in Friend and Stranger Samuel Wells

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How we read and interpret the Bible with children today may mean the difference between whether or not it will continue to be an important source for their faith development as they get older. This book will help you navigate potentially tough issues, suggesting the best ways to answer their questions while encouraging their natural curiosity. Great for any adult who wants to help children grow into a deeper understanding of the Bible. Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

You cringe whenever you hear the term “business model” in a discussion about church. You’re not alone. Many leaders—younger ones, especially—are frustrated by actions and decisions that often seem to have little to do with Scripture and theology. In Embody, Karoline Lewis shows how leadership can be a direct line between belief and action, and offers guidance on the “integration steps” necessary to becoming an embodied leader. Abingdon Press. Coming in May.

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BIBLICAL STUDIES

The Old Testament prophets are among the Bible’s most misunderstood figures. This is partly due to the reputation they later acquired—the idea that their concern was the far future, centuries after their own and their audiences’ times. Ancient prophets knew best and spoke most urgently to their own times and people, as public figures do today. Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s and ’60s, most prophets aimed to reform their world through both criticisms of societal practice and visions of hope. — Patricia K. Tull (from the introduction)

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From Judgment to Hope A Study on the Prophets Walter Brueggemann

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Depending on Jesus Discovering the Sufficiency of Christ Dale Larsen and Sandy Larsen

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Brings together decades of ground-breaking research, writing, and teaching into one volume that will open readers’ eyes to the larger world of the New Testament. An ideal guide for students of early Christianity. The DVD features two lectures per chapter introduction, with more than 13 hours of content. Zondervan Academic. 9780310499305 9780310528708 9780310528753

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In this ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study, explore instances of biblical people learning to rely on Christ to see them through, even when all other avenues of help failed. They encountered every kind of obstacle: hostility, loneliness, injustice, failure, and other seemingly impossible difficulties. Just as they discovered that Christ is sufficient for any and all circumstances, you will be encouraged to discover the same. Solid biblical content and thought-provoking questions— making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. IVP Connect.

An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird

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A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray

In the West, Jesus is usually seen through the lens of Western reasoning and linear thought. This book captures a revitalized gospel message that calls readers, both Eastern and Western alike, to a fresh encounter that reveals its power afresh shares the truth about Jesus in a compelling and winsome light. Zondervan. Coming in April. 9780310531289 Hardcover

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In this six-session video Bible study (DVD sold separately), best-selling author, pastor, and theologian Max Anders guides participants through the entire Bible, providing them with an understanding of all the major biblical characters, the major events, and the major points of geography they need to know to get a solid grasp of the story of the Old and New Testaments. By spending just 15 minutes a day in personal study for five days each session, participants will come to understand not only the facts and history of the Bible but also its teachings that have become such an important foundation of Western civilization.

many subjects, and while it is not possible to learn everything about it in 30 days, participants will gain a beginning knowledge—an overview— they can use to build a more complete understanding in the years ahead. In just fifteen minutes a day for thirty days, group members can gain a foundational grasp of the most important book ever written.

Participants will learn about the Ten Great Subjects of the Bible (the Bible, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, angels, man, sin, salvation, Church, and future things) and some of the more puzzling points of Scripture, such as why there are four Gospels, how to understand Jesus’ parables, the importance of miracles, the importance of the Resurrection, and much more. Thomas Nelson. Coming in May. Study Guide 9780310112167 $12.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos kit participant 9780310112181 $29.99; $23.99 Study Guide with DVD book cd dvd 9780310112822 $41.99; $26.49

The Year of the Bible A Guide to Reading Scripture Together, Newly Revised James E. Davison

This popular, comprehensive Bible-reading program for individuals and group study offers a sweeping introduction to biblical themes and concepts. Complete with a detailed reading schedule for every day of one year, The Year of the Bible leads participants to a better understanding of Scripture and a greater sense of community within the church. Newcomers to Scripture and longtime Bible readers alike will find their Christian faith enhanced and feel a sense of accomplishment from reading the Bible in its entirety. The Year of the Bible is suitable for participants in a congregational program or anyone who wants a well-designed program to read through Scripture in the course of one year. May be used by individuals or in a group study. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664265434

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We often explore individual passages of Scripture without seeing the whole. A verse may be inspiring and easy to grasp, but the sweeping context is often difficult and requires persistence. To understand the breadth of the gospel’s message, we need to perceive the full tapestry of Scripture with its theological themes woven together. Otherwise, we miss the scope of what Jesus is doing in the New Testament, gaining mere glimpses of his activity or teaching but missing their significance. Gary M. Burge aims to weave this larger tapestry so that each part of the story takes on richer meaning. Using seven key sentences drawn straight from the New Testament, Burge demonstrates how the themes of fulfillment, kingdom, cross, grace, covenant, spirit, and completion set a theological rhythm for our faith. IVP Academic. 9780830854769

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Genesis Walter Harrelson

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Exodus, Leviticus Keith Schoville

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Numbers, Deuteronomy Wayne Barr

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Joshua, Judges, Ruth Ray Newell

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1–2 Samuel Frank Johnson

1–2 Kings, 1–2 Chronicles Charles R. Britt

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Job Robin M. Van L. Maas

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Psalms John C. Holbert

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Luke Horace R. Weaver

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John Woodrow A. Geier

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Acts James E. Sargent

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Genesis to Revelation Series A Comprehensive Verse-by-Verse Exploration of the Bible

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

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Ezra, Nehemiah. Esther Brady Whitehead

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BIBLICAL STUDIES Disciple Fast Track

Studying the Bible is essential to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. These adaptations of the original, best-selling Disciple Bible Study are ideal for busy people who want to fit a comprehensive Bible study into their schedule. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks (two 12-week sessions, 3–5 chapters of the Bible to read daily, 75-minute weekly sessions). Four hosts provide video insights related to the week’s session. Flexible for use with small groups of 8–14, or large groups of 15–100. Planning Kits contain one Leader Guide, one DVD, one study manual for an Old Testament study section, one study manual for a New Testament study section, and access to online promotional materials that can be personalized. Abingdon Press.

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Fast Track Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Susan Wilke Fuquay, Richard B. Wilke, and Julia K. Wilke

Participants will seek to have a better understanding of God’s Word and live that out in their daily lives as they immerse themselves in a study of the entire Bible—the Old Testament and New Testament—each in 12 weeks. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants can take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship commitment. They also have opportunities for celebrations marking their completion of the Old and New Testament components of Disciple Fast Track. Additional Planning Kit contents include a CEB Study Bible and a messenger bag. Old Testament Study Manual (with Justin Coleman) 9781501821318 $15.99 New Testament Study Manual (with Elaine Friedrich) 9781501821332 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501821356 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 videos; 5–7 min. each (with Justin Coleman and Jessica LaGrone) 9781501821301 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501831829 $199.99 UMC ENDORSED

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Fast Track Remember Who You Are Richard B. Wilke, Julia K. Wilke, Susan Wilke Fuquay, and Elaine Friedrich

Examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Additional Planning Kit contents include a USB flash drive containing maps, timelines, and articles, plus a messenger bag. The Prophets Study Manual 9781501859519 $15.99 The Letters of Paul Study Manual 9781501859533 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501859557 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 weekly videos; 3–5 min. each. 9781501859502 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501859571 $199.99

Fast Track Into the Word, Into the World Richard B. Wilke, Julia K. Wilke, Susan Wilke Fuquay, and Elaine Friedrich

Help your disciples hear God’s voice through studying the Scriptures, so they can go into the world as faithful witnesses and be of service to the world. For the first 12 weeks, they will study Genesis–Exodus, and then they’ll study Luke–Acts for 12 weeks. Additional Planning Kit contents include a CEB Bible Dictionary, and The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible. Genesis–Exodus Study Manual 9781501845895 $15.99 Luke–Acts Study Manual 9781501845918 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501845932 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 weekly videos; 3–5 min. each 9781501845888 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501845956 $199.99

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YOUTH STUDIES Confirm Your Faith. Your Commitment. God’s Call.

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 a presentation page, 16 pages of confirmation-related, and official United Methodist materials, including a brief historical statement, selections from the Articles of Religion, the Social Creed, and the membership covenant. Common English Bible. 9781609262211

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Confirm treats confirmation as more than a decision—it is the beginning of a conversation about what it means to be a Christian. You’ll find practical help for nurturing sustainable faith in teenagers in a way that values their faith formation process. Confirm is flexible, adaptable, scalable, and engages adult participation. It’s an easy-to-follow and fully customizable 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 way that meets your needs—without buying additional content. 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. Cokesbury. 9781501826924 9781501826948 9781501826962 9781501826986 9781501826993 9781501831225 9781501864667

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