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Disarming The Powers Of Darkness: Fearless Conquerors in Spiritual Warfare

Author:  Eric Barger with David Benoit
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    Aneko Press
ISBN:  9781622453467
Retail Price:  $19.99
From the Publisher:
Scripture is clear: the spiritual battlefield is real and the Enemy is determined. But most Christians are ill-equipped and unprepared when attacked, and even fewer are on the offensive. Still others write off spiritual warfare as irrelevant today, while on the other extreme some credit Satan for every imaginable problem in life. The purpose of this book is to provide biblical balance and clarity in order to establish a proper battle plan exposing the enemy for who he really is and showing Christians how to win this war with the spiritual weapons already at their disposal.

Disarming the Powers of Darkness answers critical battleground questions:

  • How can we tell what is of Satan and what is of our flesh?
  • How do we deal with spirits of fear and uncertainty?
  • Where exactly does spiritual warfare take place?
  • Does Satan know my thoughts and hear my prayers?
  • How can we be victorious in a culture that is increasingly dark?
 

Smart Compassion: How to Stop ‘Doing Outreach’ and Start Making Change

Author: Wesley Furlong
Binding Type:   Paperback
Publisher:    Herald Press
ISBN:  9781513800394
Retail Price:  $15.99
From the Publisher:
Smart Compassion calls Christians to strategic, prayerful, and biblically based approaches to compassion. With evangelical Anabaptist convictions and insights from psychology, Wesley Furlong uses his background as a church leader and nonprofit founder to guide readers through the three aspects of smart compassion needed for families and neighborhoods to flourish: collective empowerment, radical hospitality, and healing presence. In the vein of When Helping Hurts, discover wise strategies that bring Jesus' love to your neighbors. Shift your paradigm from fixing everybody's problems to spending yourself well. Learn how to hold together justice and evangelism, worldly wisdom and divine revelation, action and prayer. 176 Pages.

 

Your Next 24 Hours: One Day of Kindness Can Change Everything

Author: Hal Donaldson with Kirk Noonan
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    BakerBooks
ISBN:  9780801019432
Retail Price:  $13.99
From the Publisher:
If asked, who among us wouldn't say we were kind people? But kindness is often manifested in feelings of pity or sympathy--especially when others are watching--rather than in deeds. And when it comes down to it, what good does mere feeling do for the world?

Your Next 24 Hours is about something much bigger--a lifestyle of kindness, without thought of reciprocation, extended toward every person in our lives, both friend and foe. Through powerful true stories of kindness lived out, this book shows readers the enormous difference they can make through small, doable acts of kindness in their families, communities, workplaces, schools, and churches. It shows how every encounter with another person is an opportunity to be kind--and a chance to change our world.

Readers of Your Next 24 Hours will find deep satisfaction and joy as they discover how they can be part of a revolution of kindness that starts with them and reaches out through every person their lives touch.

 

(im)Possible:  Discover the Joy of a Prayer, Care, Share Life

Author: Lon Allison
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    New Hope Publishers
ISBN:  9781625915122
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
(im)POSSIBLE: Discover the Joy of a Prayer, Care, Share Life will inspire and persuade you to engage in a life of personal witness for Jesus Christ. Offering years of personal experience, author and teacher Lon Allison’s “prayer, care, share” method of evangelism clarifies and simplifies the witnessing life. Embrace new attitudes and you will begin the journey of a lifetime. Once you begin to pray regularly for unbelievers and your life of witness, your compassion rises. Once your compassion rises, you gain power over the fear factor that paralyzes many from sharing their faith with others. Now’s the time to dare—what are you waiting for? You were made for this!

 

A Fragile Hope

Author: Cynthia Ruchti
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    Abingdon Press
ISBN:  9781426791505
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.

Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?

 

Chasing Famous:  Living the Life You’ve Always Auditioned For

Author:  Lisa Lloyd
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    New Hope Publishers
ISBN:  9781625915177
Retail Price:  $14.99
From the Publisher:
Have you ever considered your life as an audition? Regardless of who or where we are, we are constantly—often unconsciously—auditioning for a part. Loving wife. Amazing employee. Crafting queen. Socialite. All we really want is to be loved, affirmed, and accepted. What if we could learn to live the life we have always been auditioning for without all the stress?

Chasing Famous is a redemptive book that teaches us how to take the focus off ourselves and shift it back on to the glory of God. Written by a professional actress who readily admits that she is the most self-centered person she knows, Chasing Famous provides practical and sometimes humorous examples of scriptural truth that will help you master the natural self-centered tendencies of life. Once you’ve mastered these issues—and you can—your story will turn the spotlight on God where, you’ll soon discover, what it means to truly live.

 

Unchained:  If Jesus Has Set Us Free, Why Don’t We Feel Free?

Author:  Joel Jesse Heikkinen
Binding Type:  Hardcover
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434709950
Retail Price:  $22.99
From the Publisher:
Often when people follow Jesus, they feel more guilty instead of more free. A powerful book for the spiritually restless, Unchained shows readers how to have a robust faith that celebrates their freedom in Christ without compromising their holiness as God’s followers.

Unchained turns to the person and work of Jesus Christ as the source of freedom—not just his work 2,000 years ago but also what he is doing today. As readers dig into the meaning of the freedom that Jesus offers, they will understand, perhaps for the first time, what true freedom in Christ means.
 

Brave Is The New Beautiful

Author: Lee Wolfe Blum
Binding Type:  Paperback
Publisher:    David Cook
ISBN:  9781434710307
Retail Price:  $16.99
From the Publisher:
In a culture that bombards women with "thinspiration" messages and pressure to "do it all" while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are?

Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives—and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are.

 

 

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