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The Good News We Almost Forgot

Author : Kevin L. DeYoung
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If there is "nothing new under the sun," perhaps the main task now facing the Western church is not to reinvent or be relevant, but to remember. The truth of the gospel is still contained within vintage faith statements. Within creeds and catechisms we can have our faith strengthened, our knowledge broadened, and our love for Jesus deepened. In The Good News We Almost Forgot, Kevin DeYoung explores the Heidelberg Catechism and writes 52 brief chapters on what it has shown him. The Heidelberg is largely a commentary on the Apostle's Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, and deals with man's guilt, God's grace, and believers' gratitude. This book is a clear-headed, warm-hearted exploration of the faith, simple enough for young believers and deep enough for mature believers. DeYoung writes, "The gospel summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism is glorious, its Christ gracious, its comfort rich, its Spirit strong, its God Sovereign, and its truth timeless." Come and see how your soul can be warmed by the elegantly and logically stated doctrine that matters most: We are great sinners and Christ is a greater Savior!

I Almost Forgot About You

Author : Terry McMillan
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting To Exhale is back with the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LIBRARY JOURNAL In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life—great friends, family, and successful career—aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia’s bravery reminds us that it’s never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile. Big-hearted, genuine, and universal, I Almost Forgot About You shows what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to life, love, and the possibility of a new direction. It’s everything you’ve always loved about Terry McMillan. Praise for I Almost Forgot About You “McMillan paints relationships in joyous primary colors; her novel brims with sexy repartee, caustic humor, and a fluent, assured prose that shines a bright light on her memorable characters. Her very best since Waiting to Exhale.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The novel is immensely companionable, and Georgia is as alive, complex, inquiring, motivated and sexy as any twenty-five-year-old. Maybe more so.”—The New York Times Book Review “Self-discovery, second chances and the importance of family are thematic hallmarks of McMillan’s novels. . . . I Almost Forgot About You checks all the boxes.”—Washington Post “McMillan is funny and frank about men, women and sex. Her summaries of Georgia’s marriages and major love connections . . . are powerful and poetic.”—USA Today “Reading a Terry McMillan book feels like catching up with an old friend. . . . I Almost Forgot About You is a book that is important for readers of every age.”—Ebony

Nevertheless

Author : Mark Rutland
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With one unassuming word, Jesus freed us and revealed the love of God. Jesus captured the awesome power of this word in the Garden of Gethsemane. The howling demons, teasing, tormenting and sneering, danced around Him in His agony. Jesus knew what lay ahead for Him, yet He lifted His eyes above the filth of earth, above the blood-spattered rock on which He prayed, and said one word. That one word saved a race that deserved no saving: "Nevertheless." Jesus prayed, and heaven and earth rejoiced. If you want to confuse the enemy--say, Nevertheless. When you are completely out of intellectual arguments--say Nevertheless Should terrible events threaten to overwhelm you and rip at the foundations of your soul, remember you still have an answer--Nevertheless. Free at last. With this one word, the Son has set you free!

Counterfeit Gospels

Author : Trevin Wax
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What if the biggest danger to the church of Jesus Christ is not blatant heresy, the moral failures of church leaders, persecution, the rise of Islam or the loss of our rights? What if the biggest threat is counterfeit gospels within the church, ways of thinking and speaking about the good news that lead to a gradual drift from the truth of Scripture? The gospel is like a three-legged stool. There’s the Gospel Story – the grand narrative of Scripture (Creation, Fall, Redemption, Restoration). Within that overarching framework, we make the Gospel Announcement about Jesus Christ (His perfect life, substitutionary death, resurrection, exaltation). The gospel announcement then births the Gospel Community: God’s church – the embodiment of the gospel, the manifestation of God’s kingdom. A counterfeit gospel is like a colony of termites, eating away at one of the legs of this stool until the whole thing topples over. This book exposes six common counterfeits (Therapeutic, Judgmentless, Moralist, Quietist, Activist, and Churchless) that would get us off track. The goal of Counterfeit Gospels is to so deepen our love for the unchanging gospel of Jesus Christ that we would easily see through the many counterfeits that leave us impoverished. So come, love the gospel, recognize and overcome the counterfeits, and be empowered for ministry!

Lightly Goes the Good News

Author : Andre Papineau
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* Mary greets a stranger at her door one afternoon, a man in a white suit with a red pocket handkerchief who calls himself Gabe. He tells Mary that Mr. G. sent him, and that Mr. G. has something special in mind for her ... * Zechariah and Elizabeth take a break from 20 years of nightly cribbage games, and pursue a spark of marital passion. Soon they learn that, in their advanced years, a son will be born to them ... * Leena, a stage mother in grand style, trains her sons John and James for the messianic mission she's decided they were called to. Then Jesus pays the family a visit, and the true Messiah becomes apparent ... That's just a sample of the 46 creative stories in Lightly Goes The Good News, contemporary renderings of biblical passages set in situations that people today can easily understand. Expanding on the original situation found in scripture, the humorous, upbeat tales invite readers to let their imaginations fly with the stories. Papineau vividly describes the characters in ways that help us understand them, and ourselves as well. Each challenging, inspiring, and to-the-point story is followed by a brief reflection that can be used as the basis for discussion or individual meditation. Lightly Goes The Good News is an invaluable resource for preachers, religious educators, storytellers, adult study groups, and anyone interested in a unique approach to the biblical narrative. Your heart will be lifted by the joy, hope, and humanity found within these delightful tales. Invite Andre Papineau into your life, and allow his innovative interpretations to transform the meaning of scripture for you. Andre Papineau gives readers a refreshing and at times startling glimpse at people in the scriptures. He tells the gospel story in a series of delightfully down-to-earth yet insightful anecdotes that enable the reader to appreciate the Good News from a fresh perspective. Spiritual Book News Andre Papineau is a Salvatorian priest and associate professor of pastoral studies at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Franklin, Wisconsin. He holds degrees in theology and drama from Catholic University and the University of Notre Dame. Well known as a skillful storyteller, Papineau has written stories and presented them to audiences for nearly 20 years.

The Parables of Jesus

Author : James Montgomery Boice
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"Some sections of the Bible give us grand theology. Some move us to grateful responses to God. But the parables break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any real difference in our lives." In this beloved classic, James Boice takes us systematically through the parables of Jesus, grouping them into five categories: parables of the kingdom, salvation, wisdom and folly, the Christian life, and judgment. In each section Boice brings Jesus' words to bear on life today. Through his careful study and clear explanation of each parable—born from a sermon series he preached at the Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, where he pastored for 32 years—he helps us understand just what Jesus meant, and how our hearts and lives ought to respond. Jesus' parables are memorable for a reason. Discover their power for yourself.

The Gospel Is for Christians

Author : Mitchell L. Chase
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The gospel must shape discipleship. Non-gospel messages do not foster spiritual growth. Chase joins a growing group of leaders on mission to help the church rediscover the truth that the gospel isn't just the power of God to save us; it's the power of God to grow us once we're saved.

Memoirs of a Biker Bitch

Author : Sally Reybrock Southerland
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Armed with backpacks, their trusty Harley-Davidson, and dreams of having a good time, a couple starts on a journey to visit their loved one. That trip quickly turned into 22,000 mile expedition across the country, visiting all four corners of the United States. Living one day at a time, Jim’s wife gives us a full account of their daily explorations as they discover a world far from the one they’ve lived for years. In their memorable travels, they discover the beauty of nature, the breathtaking scenes that are ignored, the simple day-to-day living off motels and rest stops, the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction, and the wonderful and magical feeling of experiencing the fun and excitement with the person you love. Because of their travels and experiences, the couple has expressed that their love and friendship has grown stronger and stronger each passing day they spent on the road. So get ready to ride along and experience the fun. Are you ready to ride? Let’s ride!

Heart of the Hide

Author : Lou Petrucci
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Somewhere Nicky realized from the truth that telling lies was much more fun. They never ended. Nicky made them up and changed the rules as he went along. It was so much easier than dealing with the truth. On the outside, twelve-year-old Nicky Palmieri is just a little different from the average kid who loves baseball. Several surgeries on his cleft palate have left noticeable bumps and scars on his lip. He desperately wants to look like the other kids, but the doctors' empty words and promises set bad examples about lying. On the inside, Nicky dreams of reaching the major leagues. His baseball glove, an expensive professional model, is an extension of his left hand. Nicky knows where his glove is at all times. Then one day he secretly places his prized possession in an unusual place. When his family and closest friends ask him about the glove's whereabouts, Nicky follows with a long string of lies. Most are harmless fibs-but one falsehood leads to a catastrophe that changes Nicky's life. Join Nicky and the Kelsey Avenue Crew for a series of wild events that teach him about the power of the truth. -- "Elementary-school teacher and former sports reporter Petrucci weaves a poignant tale of a young boy with a cleft palate, who finds respite from the harsh realities of small-town life by playing baseball. A lengthy yet endearing treat for young sports fans." - Kirkus Review

A Rip Roaring Good Time A Ripple Effect Cozy Mystery Book 1

Author : Jeanne Glidewell
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Lexie Starr Arrested For Murder in A Rip-Roaring Good Time, a Cozy Mystery, by Jeanne Glidewell Full-time RVers, Rip and Rapella Ripple, are headed to Rockdale, Missouri, in their old travel trailer (aka The Chartreuse Caboose) to attend a friend's surprise birthday party. But surprise quickly turns to shock when a party guest is found murdered and Lexie Starr, a friend of the Ripples, is hauled off to jail as suspect number one. Determined to exonerate Lexie, the Ripples put the Chartreuse Caboose in park and their investigating tactics in drive. But more than a simple frame-up is afoot when the victim's stepfather, who is also the local Police Chief, ignores the Ripple's findings. REVIEWS: 'The author [Jeanne Glidewell] keeps the story rolling along smoothly but with a humor that I really enjoy!" ~Amazon Verified Review "A delightfully good read! Well written with a ripping good story line and fully fleshed characters." ~Evonne Hutton, Amazon Reviewerbr> THE RIPPLE EFFECT MYSTERIES, in series order A Rip Roaring Good Time Rip Tide Ripped to Shreds Rip Your Heart Out Ripped Apart THE LEXIE STARR MYSTERIES, in series order Leave No Stone Unturned The Extinguished Guest Haunted With This Ring Just Ducky The Spirit of the Season (A Holiday Novella) Cozy Camping Marriage and Mayhem