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The Unquenchable Flame

Michael Reeves

A lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters in Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc. It examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today.


Problems: Solving them God's Way

Jay Adams

What do you do when problems build up and you are beset by them on every side? Is it time to give up? Jay Adams addresses the problems we all face and assures us that there's no need to run--we can learn to master our problems instead. In fact, children of God should fear problems the least, because we are equipped to handle them the best. We have the example of God, who solved the problem of reconciling sinners to him, and in him are the solutions to all of our problems.


E. M. Bounds on Prayer

E. M. Bounds

E. M. Bounds truly followed the charge to pray without ceasing. It was as normal and essential to him as breathing. But though he was in prayer constantly, it never became a chore to him. Join the generations of believers who have energized their prayer lives with the help of this godly man.


Rescuing Ambition

Dave Harvey

Many think of ambition as nothing more than the drive for personal honor or fame. As a result, ambition—the God-implanted drive to improve, produce, develop, and create—is neglected and well on its way to paralysis. Harvey seeks to rescue ambition from suspicion by putting it to work for the glory of God.


Sammy and His Shepherd

Susan Hunt

In Sammy and His Shepherd, Susan Hunt offers families a delightful story, built around the Twenty-third Psalm, that will help children grow in their understanding of what it is to live among a community of redeemed people guided by a loving Lord.


When the Darkness Will Not Lift

John Piper

Readers will gain insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord in a time of darkness, how unconfessed sin can clog our joy, and how to minister to others who are living without light.

This book will serve as an encouragement not only to those suffering their own loss of joy—and who among us has not at some time—but especially for those who try to care for such a one. This book points us always God-ward, with God as revealed in Christ as the only satisfaction to our deepest longings and needs


Marks of the Messenger

J. Mack Stiles

The whole gospel changes much more than our relationship with God. Stiles shows how it changes all of who we are and what we do. It means learning the whole gospel without shaping its message to meet our tastes. It means not just going through the motions of accepted behaviors. It means showing the unity of witness and justice. It means love. It means community.


When People are Big

Edward Welch

Overcoming peer pressure, codependency, and the fear of man


Pleasing People

Lou Priolo

This book takes aim at a problem common in all of us: the desire to be liked by others. But the book also wisely delineates when pleasing people is biblical. The penetrating exercises throughout the text will help readers see how this sin manifests itself in their lives


One Thing

Sam Storms

The goal of our creation was not simply that we might be happy, but happy in appreciating God's own glory. Nothing is more important than understanding this truth. This inspiring work helps us see that beauty has the power to convince the inquiring mind of truth


What is the Gospel?

Greg Gilbert

Beginning with Paul's systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world.


The Holiness of God

R.C. Sproul

Now celebrating 25 years of publication, this classic can help you better understand the biblical picture of God’s awesome holiness and why it is so foundational to God-centered, God-honoring theology and Christian living.


The King Without a Shadow

R.C. Sproul

In this children's book, Dr. R.C. Sproul tells of a king who hears of another King—one so great He casts no shadow. The first king embarks on a search for the Great King, a search that leads to a bearded prophet called “The Man of the Cave.” “The Great King has no shadow because He has no darkness in Him,” says the prophet. “The King without a shadow is God Himself.”


Humility

C.J. Mahaney

God clearly states that He is drawn to the humble. He's also clear that He opposes the proud. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? C. J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the daily battle quietly raging within every Christian.


Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands

Paul David Tripp

A comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in other people's lives, people who themselves are in need of change.


Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper

It's easy to slip through life without taking any risks without making your life count. But life ought not be wasted. John Piper's plea to a generation is, "Don't waste your life!" This book is a passionate call to make your life count for eternity. He acknowledges that there are risks for those who seek to make a lasting difference by faith, yet he believes that they are risks worth taking for the cause of the Gospel.


Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Mark Dever

Any church can be healthier and glorify God better in all that it is and does. Pastor Mark Dever suggests nine marks have grown rare in today's churches and that distinguish a healthy, biblical church from its less-healthy sisters. Whether you are a pastor, lay leader, or involved member of a congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory.


This Little Church Went to Market

Gary Gilley

Churches all over the world are buying into the market-driven philosophy of church growth. Gary Gilley contends that the church has lost the war with culture, and is now overrun with destructive influences like psychology, market-research philosophies, and entertainment. In this fully updated and revised edition with additional new material, Gilley urges the church to return to biblical standards


Ashamed of the Gospel

John MacArthur

A message the church just can't ignore: that we dare not water down the gospel or be ashamed of communicating its convicting message. It's a warning of the spiritual consequences to come if Christians continue to compromise biblical doctrine and the preaching of the Gospel. This masterful work challenges the church to return to the roots of the Great Commission and encourages a steadfast preaching of the Word of God.


What's So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

Richard Phillips

In What's So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?, Richard Phillips shows that "the doctrines of grace," those theological tenets more popularly known as "the five points of Calvinism," are comforting, faith-strengthening, and humbling teachings.He demonstrates conclusively from Scripture that this view of salvation exalts God and makes plain His great love for man, which drove Him to do all that was necessary to redeem a people for Himself.


Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

J.I. Packer

If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.


The Sovereignty of God

A.W. Pink

A.W. Pink handles a doctrine little understood and heard of infrequently in these days of humanism. This book gives God his proper place of supremacy and is a classic on the subject.


Shepherding a Child's Heart

Tedd Tripp

Shepherding a Child's Heart is about how to speak to the heart of your child. The things your child does and says flow from the heart. Luke 6:45 puts it this way: "...out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks." Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child's heart into the paths of life.


Crazy Love

Francis Chan

Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? God is calling you to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts-it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same


The Gospel According to Jesus

John MacArthur

Not all faith is redemptive. Not all faith saves. What, then, is authentic faith? With an additional chapter explaining the significance of being slaves of Christ, John MacArthur explores the reality of saving faith in this twentieth Anniversary edition of The Gospel According to Jesus.


Finally Alive

John Piper

Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterised by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'.

Those claiming to be 'born again' live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don't; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covert the same, do almost everything the same. Finally Alive shows what "born again" truly means in the Word of God.


The Attributes of God

A.W. Pink

The timeless appeal of this classic book demonstrates the deep hunger for a saving knowledge of God present in each generation. Arthur Pink sought to give readers not just a theoretical knowledge of God but pointed them toward a personal relationship of yielding to him and living according to his biblical precepts.


Biblical Eldership

Alexander Strauch

This book sets forth the five major features of biblical eldership: pastoral leadership, shared leadership, male leadership, qualified leadership, and servant leadership. It also provides a scriptural defense of the doctrine of biblical eldership, and provides an in-depth exposition of all the biblical texts on church eldership.


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