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Book Reviews

 

Christian Ethics:  An Introduction to Biblical Moral Reasoning

Author: Wayne Grudem
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    Crossway
ISBN:  9781433549656
Retail Price:  $59.99
From the Publisher:
How can we live in a culture that's increasingly hostile to Christian values? How can we apply Scripture to the ethics of marriage and divorce, birth control, abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, business practices, environmental stewardship, knowing God’s will, and other issues? Best-selling author and professor Wayne Grudem distills over forty years of teaching experience into a single volume aimed at helping readers apply a biblical worldview to difficult ethical issues. Organized according to the structure of the Ten Commandments, Grudem's introduction to biblical moral reasoning provides a framework to help believers live a life pleasing to God.

 
 

Love Life Again:  Finding Joy When Life is Hard

Author: Tracie Miles
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434710154
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
In Love Life Again, Tracie reminds readers they each get only one life to live and inspires them not to take it for granted. Through compelling personal stories and powerful insights from Scripture, she helps women identify the stumbling blocks to their joy and offers tools and insights to take back control of their happiness.
 
Every chapter ends with a practical call to action to motivate readers to begin loving their lives again. She also offers reflection questions, prayers, and creative ideas to help readers smile. Love Life Again helps readers learn how to live the abundant lives Jesus died for them to have, despite the circumstances they may face.

 

Life Changing Prayers:  How God Displays His Power to Ordinary People

Life Changing Prayers:  How God Displays His Power to Ordinary People

Author: Michael Youssef
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Baker Books
ISBN:  9780801077869
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
How to pray confidently and expectantly to the God who always hears--and always answers

They were just ordinary people--a loyal servant, a woman who desperately wanted a child, an old man who still had hope, a young teenager who couldn't quite believe God's great love, and others--ordinary people who prayed extraordinary prayers to an extraordinary God. They weren't always eloquent. They weren't always the type of person you might think God would listen to. But they trusted God and his plans for their lives, and that made all the difference.

Life-Changing Prayers tells their stories and shares their desperate, hopeful, and gratitude-filled prayers, inspiring and emboldening us to ask God for the desires of our own hearts.

 

Forensic Faith For Kids:  Learn to Share the Truth From a Real Detective

Author: J. Warner Wallace & Susie Wallace
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9780781414586
Retail Price:  $9.99
From the Publisher:
Many young believers want to tell others about their relationship with Jesus but aren’t sure how to begin or can become rattled by questions. In fact, many young believers have their own questions about Christianity and struggle to find answers.
 
Detective J. Warner Wallace helps kids develop good investigative skills, so they can navigate tough questions about faith and share what they’ve learned with others.
 
As in their other Case Makers Academy books, J. Warner and Susie Wallace teach kids to think like detectives by reaching into their detective tool bag. While they search for clues to the real owner of a lost puppy, the cadets learn how to be confident in sharing with friends the truth of their faith in Jesus.

 
 

Fresh Eyes On Famous Bible Sayings:  Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages

Author: Doug Newton
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434712134
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
What does it mean to “put on the full armor of God”? What does knowing “the kingdom of God is within you” have to do with relationships? How does Jesus’ use of the “Golden Rule” differ from versions of the rule found in other religions?
 
Pastor Doug Newton answers these questions and more using Scripture-reading techniques readers can then use on their own to discover life-changing truths from the Scripture passages they know the most.

 
 
 

Fresh Eyes On Jesus’ Miracles:  Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages

Author: Doug Newton
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434712110
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
What can readers learn about personal transformation from Jesus turning water to wine? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus their own call to serve?
 
In Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Miracles, Pastor Doug Newton finds hidden truths in the gospels’ most familiar stories. From the wedding at Cana to Peter’s miraculous catch, Newton offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken even the most seasoned reader’s heart and mind. Most importantly, he equips readers to study Scripture with a fresh perspective—and join God’s miraculous work in their most ordinary moments.

 

 

Fresh Eyes On Jesus’ Parables:  Discovering New Insights in Familiar Passages

Author: Doug Newton
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434712127
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
How does the parable of the good Samaritan redefine acts of social justice, not just acts of mercy? What does the story of the five talents teach us about daily spiritual life?
 
Fresh Eyes on Jesus’ Parables offers a new perspective on the stories Jesus told to His closest disciples. As in every book in this unique series, Pastor Doug Newton provides life-changing techniques for reading Scripture, such as skills in interpreting one passage using another. Readers will love discovering familiar parables again as if for the first time.

 

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