And the Shofar Blew

n the Old Testament, God called His people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram’s horn. He still calls His people today. In this relevant and timely novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church―but at what cost? When Paul accepted the call to pastor the struggling church, he had no idea what to expect. But it didn’t take long for Paul to turn Centerville Christian Church around. Attendance is up, way up, and everything is going so well. If only his wife, Eunice, could see it that way. Still, he tries not to let her quiet presence distract him. But Eunice knows that something isn’t right . . . and it hasn’t been for a long time. The more Paul’s zeal and ambition builds, the more he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will and God’s plan.

Author: Francine Rivers

Monday Morning Faith

Dear Mom and Pop, Two days ago we all spent the afternoon in palm trees. One of the village dogs broke his leash and treed the whole community. The dog is mean, but I have managed to form a cautious relationship with him by feeding him scraps from our table, and jelly beans … I hope candy doesn’t hurt a dog; it hasn’t hurt this dog, I can assure you. I know you’re wondering about Sam … I love him with all my heart, but sometimes love isn’t enough. Love always,Johanna

Librarian Johanna Holland likes her simple life in Saginaw, Michigan. So why is she standing in the middle of the New Guinea Jungle? Johanna is simply aghast at the lack of hot showers and … well … clothing! She is positive the mission field is most certainly not God’s plan for her life, but will that mean letting go of the man she loves? Warm and whimsical, Monday Morning Faith will take you on a spiritual journey filled with depth and humor.

Author: Lori Copeland

Serving Local Schools: Bring Christ’s Compassion to the Core of Your Community

The heartbeat of every local community is found in its local schools. Yet many Christians have little to no connection with school leaders, and few churches have an active ministry presence. If you want to effectively reach your community, you must take the time to invest in school administrators, teachers, and families. Not having a relationship just isn’t an option. Many schools today are facing budget crises’ and financial shortfalls or declining enrollment. School leaders and teachers are more open than ever before to partnering with parents, neighbors, and churches in a sustainable way. This book shares stories and examples of how schools and churches can work together for the common good of students and the community. You’ll gain a better understanding of the laws defining the line of separation between church and state, and you will learn how to best approach school leaders with creative ideas for working together. Serving Local Schools provides biblical support and practical resources to equip individuals and churches to meet the needs of local schools while faithfully witnessing to the good news found in Jesus Christ.

Author: Chuck Bomar

How Does God See America?

Does America still trust God and his word today? Or have we fallen so far away that his judgment is almost certain-and soon? If we want to know the Lord’s heart for America, the best place to start is by looking at his heart for Israel. His relationship with them centered on three questions: 1. Do they respect God’s truth? 2. Do they respect each other? 3. Do they respect God? To apply these questions to America, Dr. Jim Denison and his son, Ryan Denison, take an in-depth look at the most challenging issues of our day. From sexuality to abortion and suicide, from postmodernity and relative truth to our doubts about God-every major issue America faces today is no surprise to God. In fact, what if God is using this time and these issues to help us turn back to him? And what if he’s using you to launch America’s next Great Awakening?

Author: Dr. Jim Denison, Ryan Denison

Permission Evangelism

When was the last time that a non-believer actually asked you to share your faith? Now you can learn to engage unbelievers in a way that honors God, and that helps you move past the guilt, fear, and failure that so often thwarts evangelism! Author Michael Simpson, a former atheist who used to attack and attempt to disprove the beliefs of Christians, today has a powerful vision and passion for reaching the lost for Christ. In this daring new way of looking at evangelism, Simpson will equip you to recognize the powerful work of grace in your own life, and to understand the right and wrong ways to approach a seeker. You’ll learn to articulate your personal story of salvation as the amazing, compelling adventure that it really is!

Evangelism was never like this! Experience the joy and freedom that Permission Evangelism offers!

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Share Jesus Without Fear

In recent years, the Share Jesus without Fear book and its growing family of ancillary products have sparked a faith-sharing movement that continues to gain momentum. It began with the jaw-dropping story of William Fay, once a money-driven businessman with Mafia ties who ran a house of prostitution until it was raided by police. Facing the threat of jail time, Fay turned to Jesus Christ for redemption and ever since has been turning others to Him as well. Now featuring a fresh new cover design, Share Jesus without Fear relays Fay’s passionate, effective instructions on how to share the love of Christ with anyone–without feeling intimidated on either side of the conversation. Bold and joyful, the outreach movement continues without fear.

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Gentle Persuasion

Gentle Persuasion is an encouraging appeal to Christians of all ages and abilities to become part of God’s strategy. Join Dr. Joseph Aldrich as he explains how cherry pies, hammers and saws, lawn mowers, broken-down cars, chariots of fire, babysitters, llama farmers—and even attack lambs with steel wool—can draw your friends to the Savior.

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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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