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Verse of the Day

Some of our favorites...

Wednesday
Feb292012

One Thousand Gifts

Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. 'How,' Ann wondered, 'do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long--and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?' In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted...a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved--by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!

 

Wednesday
Feb292012

Becoming More Than A Good Bible Study Girl

Is Something Missing in Your Life? Lysa TerKeurst knows what it's like to consider God just another thing on her to-do list. For years she went through the motions of a Christian life: Go to church. Pray. Be nice. Longing for a deeper connection between what she knew in her head and her everyday reality, she wanted to personally experience God's presence. Drawing from her own remarkable story of step-by-step faith, Lysa invites you to uncover the spiritually exciting life we all yearn for. With her trademark wit and spiritual wisdom, Lysa will help you : 

* Learn how to make a Bible passage come alive in your own devotion time. 
* Replace doubt, regret, and envy with truth, confidence, and praise. 
* Stop the unhealthy cycles of striving and truly learn to love who you are and what you've been given. 
* Discover how to have inner peace and security in any situation 
* Sense God responding to your prayers The adventure God has in store for your life just might blow you away.

Wednesday
Feb292012

A Place At The Table

In a culture built on consumption--especially of food--it is easy to forget the poor that Jesus cared so much about. Following the pattern of his successful Advent Conspiracy, Chris Seay invites readers on a journey of self-examination, discipline, and renewed focus on Jesus that will change their lives forever. He challenges readers to eat like the poor for forty days in solidarity with a much-neglected group of people, and to donate the money they save on groceries to a charity or project that serves the poor in concrete ways. But he doesn't expect them to go it alone. A Place at the Table includes a short chapter for each of those forty days with Scripture, reflections, prayers, encouragement, and tips for engaging the whole family in the process. The six-session DVD, shot in such locations as the Holy Land, Haiti, and Ecuador, will help small groups and entire churches go on a passionate journey of radical faith, personal action, solidarity with the poor, and extravagant grace.

Friday
Feb032012

Kisses from Katie

At a time when most teenagers are eager for freedom, independence and a prosperous career, Katie Davis heads to Uganda in search of her own calling.  At merely eighteen years of age, Katie longs to serve others.  Before she even graduates, she realizes that God is calling her to serve at an orphanage in the country of Uganda.  Within a year, she has her own home and a larger family than most young girls dream of having today.  Her sacrificial life teaches us what can truly happen when you are sold out to God and allow him to guide and direct you.  It is a challenging and convicting read that is impossible to put down, as you travel with Katie through the adventures of her God-driven life.

A must read for anyone pursuing what it looks like to live a “radical” Christian life.

Review by Lisa Barber

Friday
Jan062012

The Cause Within You

Whether we realize it or not, each of us was created for a great cause—and we will never be truly fulfilled until we find and pursue it. Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his great cause when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness.

If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life—The Cause Within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime. (Description from www.thecausewithinyou.com)