Growing a Spiritually Strong Family

Does God have plans for your family beyond accumulating stuff in a large house in a nice suburb? How can moms and dads establish a home where God’s presence blesses each relationship and biblical principles shape the future? Brief chapters written by popular radio personalities Dennis and Barbara Rainey—such as “Pray with Your Mate,” “Train Your Disciples,” “Sink Your Roots,” and “Give Your Children You”—set out a clear, workable master plan for a dynamic, God-pleasing family. This and future titles in the series will deliver down-to-earth advice, encouraging stories, timely insights, and life-changing truths for leaving a godly family legacy.

Lead your family to a dynamic faith!

Want a thriving faith at home—but not sure how to make it happen? We all seek flourishing spiritual growth for our families, but struggle to keep the weeds and thorns of this world from overwhelming us.

Join Dennis and Barbara Rainey as they reveal ten secrets to nourishing your family’s spiritual garden. Learn down-to-earth strategies for glorifying God and planting seeds that reap an incredible harvest for eternity. You can enjoy a growing spiritual vitality—the abundant faith that God desires for every father, mother, daughter, and son!51AGVXpvEpL._SX354_BO1,204,203,200_

Christian Education for the Real World

Christian education must be grounded in and governed by the Word of God. Christian Education for the Real Worldis a wake-up call for Christian parents and school administrators helping them to think about education biblically and with an eternal perspective.

The dangers of a compromised Christian education are seen throughout the world today as many young adults walk away from their faith. Morris urgently calls parents, educators, and administrators to seek first the kingdom of God for this generation’s education knowing the result will be the fulfillment of God’s mandate to have dominion on this earth, to disciple others, and reach the lost.

How do you establish Christ-centered education in an overwhelmingly humanistic educational world? How do you overcome the subtle pagan theories of science and behavior that are likely poisoning your Christian school and your child’s education? Dr. Henry Morris, a professional educator of over 50 years, offers a clear, concise and convincing framework for implementing the divine standards for education.

According to Morris, the main goals of such an education are threefold:

  • the transmission of the truth
  • the training of individual students for productive lives in the will of God
  • the development of corporate completeness in Christ

The enterprises of science and technology, and especially of education, are man’s stewardship under God, to bring honor to Him. Christian Education for the Real World will revolutionize the thinking of Christian parents, teachers and school administrators. Dr. Morris accomplished a great ministry of bringing education and science back to God. With this practical and definitive resource, he is passing the baton to you.

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A Father’s Reward

As a father of six, Phil Downer knows and understands the challenge of raising godly children in an ungodly world. Phil and his wife, Susy, have poured real-life examples and rich biblical teaching into this dynamic book on transformational parenting. You’ll learn how to: Build loving relationships with your sons and daughters Create family memories that promote closeness and trust Impact your children with fun and effective family devotions Meaningfully include your children in special projects and everyday events Help your kids find God’s wisdom in ordinary situations Prepare your children to impact the world for Christ -by Phil Downer -Hardback, 304 pages, discussion questions included

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First Things First

Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home Mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a center for chronically ill infants. Together they’re the parents of seven children, going into their thirteenth year of marriage. Their formula for success? They put First Things First―faith, family, and giving to others―it’s their family motto, and it drives everything they do. First Things First is an honest, entertaining, and insightful look at life inside the Warner house. Kurt and Brenda speak candidly about their marriage, the values they’re working to instill in their kids, things they’ve done right, mistakes they’ve made, the importance of giving back, and the legacy they hope to leave behind. Kurt Warner fans will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look into the Warner family daily life. Includes 16 pages of color photos.

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Family Driven Faith

Family Driven Faith – Doing what it takes to raise sons and daughters who walk with God. By Voddie Baucham Jr.

More teens are turning away from the faith than ever before: it is estimated that 75 to 88 percent of Christian teens walk away from Christianity by the end of their freshman year of college. Something must be done.

Family Driven Faith equips Christian parents with the tools they need to raise children biblically in a post-Christian, anti-family society. Voddie Baucham, who with his wife has overcome a multigenerational legacy of broken and dysfunctional homes, shows that God has not left us alone in raising godly children.

This bold book is an urgent call to parents―and the church―to return to biblical discipleship in and through the home. This paperback edition includes a new preface and a study guide to facilitate interaction in small-group settings and to help parents put principles into practice.

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the Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life

Patrick Morley’s powerful and uplifting insights into the passages of manhood. In his phenomenally successful first book, The Man in the Mirror, award-winning author Patrick Morley took men for a close-up on crucial aspects of their manhood and challenged them to establish wise priorities in life. In his ensuing book, The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life, Morley shifts the perspective to wide-angle. Looking at the broad sweep of life itself, he gives men a view of its landscape that can help them determine where they are, where they’re headed, and how to get there.

“While writing this book I have constantly asked myself, What can I offer you that has cost me a great price?” says Morley to his readers. With that in mind, he presents his hard-won perspectives on the seven seasons of Reflection, Building, Crisis, Renewal, Rebuilding, Suffering, and Success–and in so doing, addresses men’s deep longing for direction and purpose. In chapters such as . . . Wounded Warriors: Men Under Pressure, Building a Career, Building Our Families and Wives, Burnout, Defining Moments, Restoring Relationships, Three Private Spiritual Disciplines, Four Consoling Truths About Suffering, The Four Attitudes of Successful Men . . . Morley details with candor, simplicity, and passion the issues every man must face. He illustrates them with stories from his own life and the lives of other modern-day men. And he presents meaty questions for men to chew on and decisions for them to act upon. For men who want to move beyond their weakness and fear to the expectation and hope of a life fully committed to Christ–who want to make their lives count for something bigger and more lasting than themselves–The Seven Seasons of a Man’s Life will strike a deep, resounding chord. Complete with a leader’s guide for those who want to conduct a small-group study, this penetrating and richly encouraging book will help men turn from empty pursuits and vain conquests to the joy, passion, and eternal satisfaction of manhood’s highest purpose.

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The Color of Rain

How two families found faith, hope, and love in the midst of tragedy. By Michael and Gina Spehn.

Matt Kell is a young husband and father in the late stages of terminal cancer. He records a video diary with lessons of faith for his sons and an extraordinary message of selfless love for his wife.

His former classmate Cathy Spehn has recently moved to his hometown with her husband and three children. In the last weeks of Matt’s life, Cathy befriends his wife Gina. Four weeks after Matt dies on Christmas Day, Cathy develops a bad headache. She dies seventeen days later of inoperable brain cancer. On her last day of life, she tells her husband, Michael: “Call Gina Kell.”

The Color of Rain illuminates the stepping-stones of healing that led to a new life for Michael, Gina, and their five children. This remarkable real-life Brady Bunch story explores the differences between despair and grief, denial and joy, bitterness and redemption.

Told from alternating points of view, Michael and Gina’s gripping journey of “growing new hearts” inspires readers to not just survive loss but to receive the courage, faith, and identity that God gives in the midst of tragedy―and be transformed forever.

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My Heart Will Always Cry

My Heart Will Always Cry is the true account of Janell’s life as she weaves together a fascinating journey. She shares the joys and drama of raising children, coping with life changes, and the importance of faith. Janell walks through the darkest season of her life in an emotionally raw, heartfelt, and honest description of losing a child and dealing with grief, guilt, and heartache. Through her journey, her faith in God is evident as she shares the hope of heaven, the assurance of salvation, and the grace and peace that can only come from a relationship with Jesus Christ.

This is a poignant, gripping and inspirational story of the consequences of life choices, overcoming great tragedy, and finding comfort and hope in the midst of pain and sorrow. Paperback, 116 pages.

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