The Case for Christmas

Who was in the manger that first Christmas morning? Some say he would become a great moral leader. Others, a social critic. Still others view Jesus as a profound philosopher, a rabbi, a feminist, a prophet, and more. Many are convinced he was the divine Son of God.

Who was he really? And how can you know for sure?

Consulting experts on the Bible, archaeology, and messianic prophecy, award-winning legal journalist Lee Strobel searches out the true identity of the child in the manger. If Jesus really was God in the flesh, then there ought to be credible evidence, including:

Eyewitness Evidence—Can the biographies of Jesus be trusted?

Scientific Evidence—What does archaeology reveal?

Profile Evidence—Did Jesus fulfill the attributes of God?

Fingerprint Evidence—Did Jesus uniquely match the identity of the Messiah?

Author: Lee Strobel

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The Book on Leadership

More than ever, people are talking about leadership. But much of today’s discourse is advancing the same old misconceptions.

In The Book on Leadership, best-selling author, pastor, and teacher John MacArthur sets the record straight: Leadership does not come from a job title. It isn’t a matter of personality or charisma. And it isn’t the same thing as iron-fisted authority. True leadership – the kind that refuses to bend to a shifting, fickle world – comes from a much deeper source.

Based on the writings of one of the most effective spiritual leaders of all time (the apostle Paul) MacArthur presents the “26 Characteristics of a True Leader.” Whether you are a business leader, civic leader, church leader, parent, teacher, or student, the life of Paul will empower you to unleash your own capacity for leadership.

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Eternal Impact

Successful people reach their goals. Significant people change their world. Would you like to make a positive impact on the world that will endure for countless generations, and into eternity? That kind of impact is made through life-on-life discipleship the way Christ practiced it – changing people one life at a time. This insightful and gripping book will help you: -Build a discipleship relationship with another person -Overcome the barriers of discipleship -Select someone to become your spiritual mentor -Select someone to disciple -Ask the right questions and pick the right setting -Equip others to become change agents in the world around them

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Who put Jesus on the Cross?

The chapters of this book were originally preached as sermons at Southside Alliance Church in Chicago by A. W. Tozer. Whether spoken or written, Tozer’s words were designed to “promote personal heart religion” among God’s people.

A few chapter titles: What is it costing you to be a Christian? Will you allow God to reproduce Christ’s holiness in you? Are there shortcuts to the beauty of holiness?

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Captivating – Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul

Every little girl has dreams of being rescued by the hero, of being swept away into a great adventure, of being the beautiful princess. Sadly, when women grow up, they are taught to be tough, efficient, and independent. Many Christian women are tired, struggling under the weight of the pressure to be a “good servant,” a nurturing caregiver, passionate lover, or capable home manager.

What the Wild at Heart Field Manual did for men, the Captivating can do for women. By revealing the three distinctly female desires every woman shares, John and Stasi Eldredge invite participants to recover their feminine hearts, which may have suffered many wounds but were originally defined in the image of a passionate God.

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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_

How Women Help Men Find God

Women don’t understand men’s spiritual needs but they want to and desperately need to know what they can do (and should not do) to keep their men engaged at church. In the follow-up to his bestselling Why Men Hate Going to Church, author David Murrow speaks directly to women to help them understand the real reasons men resist Christianity. He offers a way of talking about faith that intrigues men instead of repels them and then challenges them to bring more risk and adventure to their own walk with the Lord.51at7-DmKlL

Moving Beyond the Myths

Moving Beyond the Myths debunks common myths that have discouraged women through the ages. Lies taught and bought by women keep them from experiencing the abundant life in Christ. Jan Silvious wants to set women free from these so-called myths by giving them the practical tools to recognize them, debunk them, and replace them with Truth. In Moving Beyond the Myths, she offers women hope and encouragement through Scripture. Silvious addresses different attitudes about women over the centuries and scrutinizes them in light of the teaching and attitude of Jesus toward women. Forward by Kay Arthur.

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Competent to Minister

Competent to Minister – The Biblical Care of Souls, by Martin and Deidre Bobgan.

COMPETENT TO MINISTER: THE BIBLICAL CARE OF SOULS is for Christians who want to know what the Bible says about ministering the care of souls to one another. Who is equipped and qualified to minister God’s care and counsel to fellow believers? When we think of people who influenced our Christian growth, we remember people who lived the Christian life. They loved and served in humility and faith. Yet, when it comes to counseling, which we call personal ministry, most Christians consider themselves unprepared. May this book encourage you as you discover that God has given believers all they need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1) and for ministering this life to one another. Believers, guided by the Word and empowered by the Holy Spirit, are equipped and called to minister to one another in the Body of Christ as they look to the Lord and His Word for help and rely on the Holy Spirit to be the true Counselor. By relying on the Lord, mutual care in the Body of Christ is a creative, spiritual process involving a person who needs help and another person who will come alongside as God’s instrument of mercy and truth. What we present in this book is just one small glimpse of what is totally available in the Bible. The Scriptures provide an infinite number of possible applications of truth to be ministered through a believer who has been transformed by the Cross of Christ to one who by God’s grace receives and responds. We pray that as you read this book, you will be encouraged to seek the springs of Living Water for yourself and for others. The Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit provide power for caring for one another as people are confronted by the trials, tribulations, and sufferings of life.

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