New Resources for Teens and Young Adults

1. The Story: The Bible’s Grand Nar­ra­tive of Redemption, One Year Daily Devo­tional for Stu­dents writ­ten by Jon Niel­son

384 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

Sum­mary: This year­long, daily study of God’s Word guides stu­dents through five acts of his grand story of redemp­tion. Daily Scrip­ture and devo­tional read­ings will equip stu­dents to under­stand the unity and devel­op­ment of God’s story and to grow in their per­sonal dis­ci­pline of Bible study and prayer.

 

2. Chris­tian­ity and World Reli­gions: An Intro­duc­tion to the World’s Major Faiths writ­ten by Derek Cooper

240 Pages | $19.99 | Paper­back | Text­book Lay­out with Color Illustrations

TABLE OF CONTENTS | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: Derek Cooper exam­ines the rival world­views found in Hin­duism, Bud­dhism, Con­fu­cian­ism and Tao­ism, Judaism, Islam, and irre­li­gion. He engages these world­views from a Chris­t­ian per­spec­tive, first by show­ing how the bib­li­cal authors engaged other reli­gions and then by sur­vey­ing the way Chris­t­ian the­olo­gians have done so. Each chap­ter con­tains six parts: (i) a cre­ation story, (ii) the religion’s his­tor­i­cal ori­gin, (iii) its beliefs, (iv) reli­gious writ­ings, (v) wor­ship prac­tices, (vi) as well as Chris­t­ian reflec­tions on the reli­gion. For those who would like to read more, the appen­dix includes lists of help­ful pri­mary and sec­ondary books.

 

3. Bible Study: A Student’s Guide writ­ten by Jon Niel­son

224 Pages | $12.99 | Paperback

TABLE OF CONTENTS | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: Have you ever been to a “Bible study” that didn’t have much “Bible” or “study” at all? With­out a proper under­stand­ing of how to do it, stu­dents can be dis­ap­pointed or scared away from study­ing the Bible. So what is Bible study—and can it work for high schoolers?

No stranger to teach­ing the Bible to teenagers, Jon Niel­son con­firms that real, mean­ing­ful Bible study is not only pos­si­ble for stu­dents, but impor­tant. He takes stu­dents seri­ously and expects them to take their faith seri­ously. Unpack­ing five truths about the Bible—that it is God speak­ing, is pow­er­ful, is under­stand­able, is lit­er­ary, and is one story—he demon­strates how the Bible should be stud­ied and how teenagers them­selves can lead that study.

 

4. The Hud­dle: Becom­ing A Cham­pion for Life writ­ten by Shawn Brower

224 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

VIDEO | TABLE OF CONTENTS | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: Noth­ing can moti­vate, chal­lenge, and inspire a team to great­ness more than team­mates who are fully ded­i­cated to each other. But this rela­tion­ship doesn’t hap­pen on its own. Shawn Brower calls on his 20 years of high school and club coach­ing expe­ri­ence to demon­strate the secrets to train­ing and build­ing bet­ter per­for­mance as a team. In this guide­book, teams will find:

  • True accounts and quotes from famous Chris­t­ian athletes
  • Per­sonal eval­u­a­tion ques­tions to help play­ers focus on both their indi­vid­ual and team performance
  • Scrip­ture quo­ta­tions that have inspired real athletes
  • Exam­ples from a wide vari­ety of sports, apply­ing the lessons to any team

Learn from Coach Brower how to develop the dis­ci­pline you will need to suc­ceed both as an ath­lete and in the rest of life.

 

5. The Doc­trines of Grace: Stu­dent Edi­tion writ­ten by Shane Lems

144 Pages | $10.99 | Paperback

TABLE OF CONTENTS | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: A guide for young teens explain­ing in twelve lessons the bib­li­cal and his­tor­i­cal basis of TULIP (Total deprav­ity, Uncon­di­tional elec­tion, Lim­ited atone­ment, Irre­sistible grace, Per­se­ver­ance of the saints). Includes appli­ca­tion, dis­cus­sion ques­tions, and class resources.

 

6. We Became Men: The Jour­ney into Man­hood writ­ten by Shawn Brower

240 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

TABLE OF CONTENTS | SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: Life is a jour­ney — a jour­ney of adven­ture, dis­cov­ery, risk, and rev­e­la­tion. Yet, if you are like most young men, you have never been invited to set out on this jour­ney — have never been guided to dis­cover who you are, what you should pur­sue, and who you can become.

This book is the invi­ta­tion you have been wait­ing for: a guide that affirms and val­i­dates young men and empow­ers them to pur­sue man­hood from a bib­li­cal per­spec­tive. It will give you clear vision and direc­tion for your life in vital, life-changing areas such as per­for­mance, temp­ta­tions, rela­tion­ships, idols, bore­dom with life, and much more. Take on the chal­lenge to be a coura­geous man of action and feel more free and alive than you have ever imagined.

 

FICTION:

The Dark Har­vest Tril­ogy writ­ten by Jere­miah W. Montgomery

1. The Dark Faith: Book One

368 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: An epic strug­gle against evil com­mences as Moru­mus, a devout monk, seeks to unearth the truth of the Dark Faith. But while he seeks a weapon against it, dark cur­rents drag him toward a dan­ger­ous conspiracy . . .

2. The Scar­let Bishop: Book Two

304 Pages | $14.99 | Paperback

SAMPLE CHAPTER

Sum­mary: War looms as Moru­mus and Oethur, nar­rowly escap­ing the Red Order, seek Urien’s help to deci­pher the secret of the ancient Bone Codex. All the while the Dark Faith’s shadow con­tin­ues to spread . . .

 

3. The Three­fold Cord: Book Three

To be released July 2014...

 

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Recap of New Releases from February

1. Recov­er­ing Eden: The Gospel Accord­ing to Ecclesiastes
by Zack Eswine
Series: Gospel Accord­ing to the Old Testament
Pages: 264
Price: $14.99
Sum­mary: Eccle­si­astes shows a frank, unafraid famil­iar­ity with trans­parency, beauty, and ugli­ness. Eswine’s study helps us address these top­ics boldly our­selves and grounds them in the per­son and work of Jesus.

 

2. From Bondage to Lib­erty: The Gospel Accord­ing to Moses
by Anthony T. Selvaggio
Series: Gospel Accord­ing to the Old Testament
Pages: 192
Price: $14.99
Sum­mary: In Exo­dus, Num­bers, and Deuteron­omy, Moses is not just God’s cho­sen leader of the Jews but also a pre­cur­sor of the future Mes­siah, Jesus. Anthony Sel­vag­gio focuses upon the redemptive-historical aspects of Moses’ life.

 

3. Encoun­ter­ing God Together: Lead­ing Wor­ship Ser­vices That Honor God, Min­is­ter to His Peo­ple, and Build His Church
by David G. Peterson
Pages: 192
Price: $14.99
Sum­mary: David Peter­son helps us reclaim our sense of truly encoun­ter­ing God as a body of believ­ers. He explores the foun­da­tions and mean­ing of the church ser­vice and describes the shape and flow it should take.

 

4. Sex & Vio­lence in the Bible: A Sur­vey of Explicit Con­tent in the Holy Book
by Joseph W. Smith III
Pages: 256
Price: $16.99
Sum­mary: Joseph Smith helps Chris­tians to be dis­cern­ing about unsa­vory mate­r­ial. He presents a care­fully orga­nized, ele­gant cat­a­log of Scripture’s own graphic pas­sages, clar­i­fy­ing mean­ings often obscured by time or translation.

 

5. Courage: Fighting Fear with Fear
by Wayne A. Mack and Joshua Mack
Pages: 304
Price: $16.99
Sum­mary: Fear is so much a part of the human expe­ri­ence that we may think there’s no escape. Our own earthly solu­tions fall short, but God has offered us a bet­ter rem­edy: a spirit of “power and love and dis­ci­pline” (2 Tim. 1:7 NASB) that can over­come fear of oth­ers, irra­tional fear, and sin­ful fear. Through short lessons and dis­cus­sion ques­tions, Wayne and Joshua Mack show how we can find true courage by fear­ing God and trust­ing in him alone. This book can be used for indi­vid­ual growth and devel­op­ment, for group study, or for home­work assign­ments for those in counseling.

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Recap of New Releases from January

1. The Imi­ta­tion of Christ in the Gospel of Luke: Grow­ing in Christ­like Love for God and Neigh­bor by C.D. Jimmy Agan III

Pages: 264
Price: $17.99
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Chris­tians instinc­tively desire to be like Jesus. Yet evan­gel­i­cal and Reformed thinkers have done lit­tle to wed this desire to sound the­ol­ogy and respon­si­ble bib­li­cal inter­pre­ta­tion. With care­ful atten­tion to Luke’s gospel, Jimmy Agan demon­strates that we can — and must — fol­low Christ’s exam­ple pre­cisely because we embrace him as Savior.

 

2. Dis­cov­er­ing the Joy of a Clear Con­science by Christo­pher Ash

Pages: 208
Price: $12.99
Paper­back
Sum­mary: Con­science is a neglected word that not many of us take seri­ously. But have you ever con­sid­ered exam­in­ing your con­science as part of daily life? What is doing this were the only way to know the joy of feel­ing clean inside?
Is such joy pos­si­ble with­out self-righteousness or even self-deception? Christo­pher Ash argues that it is, won­der­fully pos­si­ble, through the good news of Jesus Christ. Here is an invi­ta­tion to redis­cover your con­science and what the Bible has to say about it. Ash exam­ines what the con­science is, what a guilty con­science tells us, the choice our con­science presents us, and the conscience’s role as a guide, to offer us the pure joy of a clear con­science day after day.

 

3. God’s Solu­tions to Life’s Problems: Radical Change by the Power of God byWayne A. Mack and Joshua Mack

Pages: 384
Price: $16.99
Paper­back
Sum­mary: We live in a world cursed by sin. Because of this, every­one encoun­ters seri­ous prob­lems in their lives, but Chris­tians must deal with unique chal­lenges as well. In God’s Solu­tions to Life’s Prob­lems, the Macks argue that we are not doomed to a life of fail­ure. Instead of mak­ing excuses, we can accept God’s diag­no­sis of our con­di­tion and work to change it. With dis­ci­pline and ded­i­ca­tion to God’s Word and to prayer, we can flee temp­ta­tion and break free of the pat­terns of sin in our lives.

 

4. God’s Wis­dom by Sally Michael

Series: Mak­ing Him Known
Pages: 128
Price: $16.99
Paper­back | Color Illus­trated
Sum­mary: All of us, down to the youngest child, start out on the path of fool­ish­ness because we are born with fool­ish­ness in our hearts. Only God can incline your child’s heart toward the path of wis­dom — and he can use your exam­ple and dili­gent instruc­tion to do it. Through these teach­ings and sto­ries from the Bible, Sally Michael describes for par­ents and chil­dren the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the fool­ish and the wise, con­trasts for them the way of wis­dom with the way of fool­ish­ness, and shows them the end result of each path. Explore these two paths with your own child, and let the words of Proverbs encour­age them on the life-giving path of wisdom.

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NEW RELEASE — God’s Solutions to Life’s Problems

God’s Solu­tions to Life’s Prob­lems: Rad­i­cal Change by the Power of God, 2nd Edi­tion writ­ten by Wayne A. Mack and Joshua Mack

  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $16.99
  • Paper­back
  • ISBN: 978–1-59638–932-8

Sum­mary: Where can we pos­si­bly find unfail­ing answers to our prob­lems? Not in our­selves. Not in the world. Only God can diag­nose our con­di­tion and equip us for real, last­ing change. We live in a world cursed by sin. Because of this, every­one encoun­ters seri­ous prob­lems in their lives, but Chris­tians must deal with unique chal­lenges as well. In God’s Solu­tions to Life’s Prob­lems, the Macks argue that we are not doomed to a life of fail­ure. Instead of mak­ing excuses, we can accept God’s diag­no­sis of our con­di­tion and work to change it. With dis­ci­pline and ded­i­ca­tion to God’s Word and to prayer, we can flee temp­ta­tion and break free of the pat­terns of sin in our lives. This book can be used for indi­vid­ual growth, for group study, or for home­work assign­ments for those in counseling.

About the Authors:

Wayne A. Mack is the author of the best-selling books Strength­en­ing Your Mar­riage and Prepar­ing for Mar­riage God’s Way. He lives in Pre­to­ria, South Africa, where he teaches bib­li­cal coun­sel­ing to pas­tors at Strength­en­ing Min­istries Train­ing Insti­tute. He also spends about six weeks each year teach­ing in the USA.

Joshua Mack (MDiv,The Master’s Sem­i­nary; DMin, The South­ern Bap­tist The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary) is pastor-teacher of Liv­ing Hope Church in Pre­to­ria, South Africa, and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of 1Hope Min­istries Inter­na­tional. We has also co-authored a few books with his father includ­ing Humil­ity: The For­got­ten Virtue.

What Are Others Saying About This Book?

Wayne and Joshua Mack teach us about an inten­tional and care­fully lived life, about life­long immer­sion in Scrip­ture, about utter reliance on the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, about vig­i­lant self-examination and will­ing self-denial, about devo­tion to Jesus Christ whole and sim­ple.” David Powli­son, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Chris­t­ian Coun­sel­ing and Edu­ca­tional Foun­da­tion; Edi­tor, The Jour­nal of Bib­li­cal Coun­sel­ing; Author of the book See­ing with New Eyes along with many booklets

Many believe that the tough issues of mod­ern life are beyond the Bible’s range of answers. . . . God’s Solu­tions to Life’s Prob­lems is a per­sua­sive argu­ment to the con­trary. It demon­strates that insight­ful the­ol­ogy is not only prac­ti­cal, it is func­tional for resolv­ing deep-seated prob­lems in life.” —John D. Street, Pres­i­dent, Asso­ci­a­tion of Cer­ti­fied Bib­li­cal Counselors

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NEW RELEASE — Discovering the Joy of a Clear Conscience

Dis­cov­er­ing the Joy of a Clear Con­science writ­ten by Christo­pher Ash

  • Pages: 208
  • Price: $12.99
  • Paper­back
  • ISBN: 978–1-59638–703-4

Sum­mary: Con­science is a neglected word that not many of us take seri­ously. But have you ever con­sid­ered exam­in­ing your con­science as part of daily life? What if doing this were the only way to know the joy of feel­ing clean inside?

Is such joy pos­si­ble with­out self-righteousness or even self-deception? Christo­pher Ash argues that it is, won­der­fully pos­si­ble, through the good news of Jesus Christ. Here is an invi­ta­tion to redis­cover your con­science and what the Bible has to say about it. Ash exam­ines what the con­science is, what a guilty con­science tells us, the choice our con­science presents us, and the conscience’s role as a guide, to offer us the pure joy of a clear con­science day after day

About the Author:

Christo­pher Ash is direc­tor of the Corn­hill Train­ing Course at The Procla­ma­tion Trust—an orga­ni­za­tion with the pri­mary aim of train­ing preach­ers and Bible teach­ers. Pre­vi­ously he served on the pas­toral staff of the his­toric St. Andrew the Great in Cam­bridge, England.

 

What Are Others Saying About This Book?

Christo­pher Ash has done us a great ser­vice in writ­ing Dis­cov­er­ing the Joy of a Clear Con­science.  After serv­ing as a pas­tor and bib­li­cal coun­selor for 27 years now, I found myself say­ing, ‘Yes, this is exactly what so many peo­ple are strug­gling with.’ . . . Gives a sim­ple and bib­li­cal path that can lead con­fused, hurt­ing, and guilt-ridden peo­ple back to the grace of God and the hope of the gospel.” - Brad Bigney, Senior Pas­tor, Grace Fel­low­ship Church, Flo­rence, Ken­tucky; Author, Gospel Trea­son: Betray­ing the Gospel with Hid­den Idols

How refresh­ing to see a thought­ful and richly bib­li­cal book on the con­science. Christo­pher Ash per­forms a vital ser­vice for the church by open­ing up God’s truth about this neglected and there­fore mis­un­der­stood area of bib­li­cal truth.” - Tedd Tripp, Pas­tor, Author, Con­fer­ence Speaker