New Arrivals in Religion & Spirituality

Taking the Result as the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdre Tradition

Cyrus Stearns
The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdre, is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented compilation of eleven vital works from different periods in the history of the Path with the Result in India and Tibet, including the Vajra Lines of the great Indian adept Virupa (ca. seventh-eighth centuries), the basic text of the tradition. The collection also includes six writings by Jamyang Khyentse Wangchuk (1524-68) and an instruction manual composed by the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-62). None of the works in this book have ever been published before in any European language, and most of these writings traditionally have been considered secret. The present translation, an important new volume of the Library of Tibetan Classics, has been made with the personal approval and encouragement of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition. Students of the Lamdre will rejoice at the availability and lucidity of this major translation of key Sakya texts.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well.

Translated by Laurie L. Patton

Being a Dad Who Leads

John MacArthur
As a Christian father, you bear a tremendous responsibility—to raise your children through both biblical instruction and personal example. But how can you succeed in a society that attacks the role of fatherhood and godly family values? Are you sometimes tempted to give in or give up? The rewards of being a dad who leads are well worth making the effort to stand firm. The Bible offers clear guidance for dads on how to parent effectively. Join pastor-teacher John MacArthur as he looks at…the keys to building healthy family unity; essential character qualities to teach every child; how to lovingly discipline children and nurture obedience; traps to avoid in the course of parenting; and the power of a dad’s example to influence future generations. Commit yourself to being a dad who leads, and God will enable you every step of the way. There’s no surer path to experiencing a lifetime of family blessings!

Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality

H. Paul Santmire

 Before
Nature
caps a set of themes first brought to
the fore in Santmire’s previous work, most notably the classic The Travail of Nature. Here Santmire
continues the pursuit of a theology bound up with nature and its condition,
especially the fragility and fervent expectation of nature’s redemption.
Santmire invites readers on a theological and spiritual journey to a prayerful
and contemplative knowledge of the Triune God, in which practitioners are
inducted into a bountiful relationship with the cosmic and universal ministry
of Christ and the Spirit uniting all of nature in a single vision of hope and
anticipation.

 

God Is in the Small Stuff: and it all matters

Bruce Bickel

Does God care about the details of your life—your flat tire, that argument with your spouse, your finances? Absolutely! And God Is in the Small Stuff proves it. Bruce & Stan’s modern classic launched a series of books that sold in excess of one million copies—now, it’s part of a four-title paperback classics assortment. In their lighthearted yet thought-provoking style, Bruce & Stan encourage readers never to disregard the minor, seemingly insignificant things of life—because their infinite God is also intimate. God Is in the Small Stuff promises encouragement and challenge to readers at all levels of spiritual growth.


Persons in Relation: An Essay on the Trinity and Ontology

Najib George Awad

 Tracing out the origins of the
Trinitarian “revival” in the modern era, particularly on account of the
influence of Schleiermacher, Tillich, Barth, Rahner, and Pannenberg, through to
the destabilizing effects of postmodernity on Trinitarian discourse, the author
provides a critical hermeneutic for the evaluation and implementation of
thoughtful Trinitarian theology in the contemporary world. Within this frame,
the author argues for viewing the Trinity as the intellectual and conceptual
context and interdisciplinary arena of interaction between theology and other
forms of intellectual inquiries to generate a robust, multifaceted, and
historically fluent doctrine of the Trinity.

Sacred Animals of India

Nanditha Krishna
Animals are worshipped in India in many ways: as deities—the elephant-god Ganesha and the monkey-god Hanuman; as avatars—like Vishnu’s fish, tortoise and boar forms; and as vahanas—the swan, bull, lion and tiger were all vehicles of major deities and are thus sacred by association. Some animals, like the snake, are worshipped out of fear. Birds such as the crow are associated with the abode of the dead, or the souls of ancestors, while the cow’s sanctity may derive from its economic value. There are also hero-animals, such as the vanaras, and animals which were totemic symbols of tribes that were assimilated into Vedic Hinduism. Sacred Animals of India draws on the ancient religious traditions of India—Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism—to explore the customs and practices that engendered the veneration of animals in India. This book also examines the traditions that gave animals in India protection, and is a reminder of the role of animal species in the earth’s biodiversity.

Faith Steps for Military Families: Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent

Lisa Nixon Phillips
There is much preparation made in advance of an upcoming deployment, but sadly spiritual readiness rarely makes it on the check-off list.The military community agrees that war inflicts injuries to the souls of our service members, but faith is the glue that makes a difference in coping with adversity or when living under difficult circumstances such as the military lifestyle. Faith Steps for Military Families: Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent explores the themes of the fifteen Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) in the book of Psalms in the Bible. These special psalms, packed full of rich and descriptive metaphors reveal common military themes such as traveling to or living in unfriendly environments, enduring dry and sometimes desperate times, mastering restlessness and dissatisfaction in a complex lifestyle, coping with unforeseen conditions, fear, lack of unity, and other topics. The ancient Israelites, called, Pilgrims in these Psalms of Ascent sung these psalms while traveling by foot to the great festivals of Jerusalem. Lisa Phillips, a retired military wife shares some of her experiences, while walking you through the meanings of these Psalms, then translates them into the lives of 21st century military families. These fifteen themes build resiliency and will revitalize your family’s spiritual foundation to persevere through the challenges of an arduous and stressful lifestyle. As you do, you’re on your way to deeper appreciation, devotion and fellowship with God. By unpacking the meanings of the metaphors, you’ll discover God’s methods and His nature in ways you’ve not likely thought of before. Like the early Israelites, military families are today’s pilgrims, always on a journey---always looking ahead to the next duty station. Military life can get overwhelming. Invite God on your unique journey and discover the fifteen key elements for laying the foundational stones to a stronger spiritual footing that leads to a life of blessings.

God Took Me by the Hand: A Story of God's Unusual Providence

Jerry Bridges
Jerry Bridges’ life is a remarkable story of God’s providence. From “a most unpromising beginning” as a poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks, he joined the Navy, went to college, became an engineer, joined The Navigators as a missionary, and eventually became a best-selling author. In this book, Jerry illustrates through his story—and then summarizes for the reader—seven key “spiritual lessons” that God has taught him through his 83 years. These lessons can be passed on to any believer.

God Culture: Book One of Understanding the Almighty Series

John A. Naphor
Have you ever heard yourself cry out through the chaos, “God where are you? Why is this happening?” or perhaps even, “God, are you real?” In a tattooed pop culture world that is perpetually trying to keep up with the Kardashians, God Culture introduces a greater knowledge of God and an invitation to engage in a deeper and more intimate relationship that will transform your life. With worldwide plagues such as rampant terrorism and children shooting children, God Culture explores Jesus’ true intention of reconnecting mankind with Yahweh, while revealing why God behaves as He does, how we can learn to comprehend and relate to Him, and ultimately how we can apply His wisdom to our individual present day life experience leading to our ultimate destinies. God Culture dispels the age-old myth that “God works in mysterious ways.” The misunderstanding of God’s true motives, methods and divine nature has left millions of people yearning for answers to such timeless questions as “Why did God allow that? Has God left me? Or does He even exist?” When “Life can only be truly understood when looking backward” those who feel lost, confused and perhaps even abandoned will discover that He actually uses the every-day challenges and chaos of life to cultivate His will while simultaneously connecting with us on a personal level. This thought-provoking discussion has been composed to help you gain a new understanding of God and to develop the knowledge of and insights into God’s behavior, plan and purpose. If you have been perplexed by the daily chaos of life don’t miss God Culture. As you peer into the supernatural realm of heaven the God you discover may be quite different than you could have ever imagined.

Mind Training: The Great Collection

Thupten Jinpa
Compiled in the fifteenth century, Mind Training: The Great Collection is the earliest anthology of a special genre of Tibetan literature known as "mind training," or lojong in Tibetan. The principal focus of these texts is the systematic cultivation of such altruistic thoughts and emotions as compassion, love, forbearance, and perseverance. The mind-training teachings are highly revered by the Tibetan people for their pragmatism and down-to-earth advice on coping with the various challenges and hardships that unavoidably characterize everyday human existence.

The volume contains forty-four individual texts, including the most important works of the mind training cycle, such as Serlingpa's well-known Leveling Out All Preconceptions, Atisha's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland, Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Training the Mind, and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts. An accurate and lyrical translation of these texts, many of which are in metered verse, marks an important contribution to the world's literary heritage, enriching its spiritual resources.

The Door to Satisfaction: The Heart Advice of a Tibetan Buddhist Master

Thubten Zopa
In Door to Satisfaction Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals a text he discovered in a cave in the Himalayas that captures the essential point of Buddhist training. Rinpoche says, "Only when I read this text did I come to know what the practice of Dharma really means."

Without proper motivation, it does not matter what we do. Whether reciting prayers, meditating, or enduring great hardships, if our actions are devoid of good intention they will not become Dharma practice. Proper motivation transcends our ordinary, ephemeral desires and ultimately seeks the happiness of all living beings. "In your life," says Rinpoche, "there is nothing to do other than to work for others, to cherish others. There is nothing more important in your life than this."

This powerful, simple message applies to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike--we all have the power to unlock our greatest potential. Open this book and open the door to a timeless path leading to wisdom and joy.

Confident Beauty: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul

Catrina Welch
Confident Beauty is not another message meant to convict the Christian woman into squelching her desire to be attractive, instead its insights will compel you to reflect the image of God with beauty and confidence. Image- and Life- Coach, Catrina Welch, shares far more than “what not to wear;” she addresses confidence conflicts and reveals the image identities (Img.IDs) of various women in the Bible such as Eve, Mary and the woman at the well, and guides you through a self-assessment to discover your personal Img.ID. Understanding the various styles of femininity and how they each reflect the glory of God in their own way releases women from the trap of comparison and the shame of vanity. You can have confidence that is sincere and lasting when your beauty is balanced with faith and fashion.

Saying Yes to God As a Family: 30 Lessons for the Table from Rhinestone Jesus

Kristen Welch
Do you want to spend time with your kids in the Bible, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you wonder how to even keep your kids around the table in the first place?

Kristen Welch, author of the popular We Are THAT Family blog, has been there. And she’s learned it all starts with a yes—with your family saying yes to God right where you are, in the middle of ordinary life.

Saying Yes to God as a Family is a 30-day Scripture reading plan for families, with practical guidance on how to connect with God’s Word around the dinner table. You’ll find questions for your kids, conversation starters and icebreakers, family prayers, and more. Kristen shares her own story of why this has been so important for her family and how they got started, offers suggestions that have worked for them, and provides a practical, easy approach for your own family to adopt.

Connect with your kids today and strengthen their faith as you break bread together—and go deeper with the Bread of Life.

(Inspired by Kristen’s book Rhinestone Jesus; includes Scripture memory verses and bonus illustrated quotes.)

Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Religious Leadership in Asia Minor: In the First Two Centuries C. E.

Katherine Bain

 Moving beyond discussions of patriarchy and prescribed
“women’s roles” in the Roman world—discussions that have relied too much on
elite literary sources, in her view—Katherine Bain explores what inscriptional
data from Asia Minor can tell us about the actual socioeconomic status of women
in the first and second centuries C.E. Her findings suggest that outside of the
prescriptive lenses of the upper classes, women were described, in honorary and
funerary inscriptions, in terms that mirrored the socioeconomic status of men,
suggesting that women’s leadership in social associations—and by implication in
Jewish and Christian congregations as well—was even more frequent than has been
imagined.

31 Days with God for Fathers: Powerful Devotions, Prayers, and Quotations

Compiled by Barbour Staff

Looking for a great gift for dad this Father’s Day? Honor him with 31 Days with God for Fathers—offering help, hope, and a touch of humor. This affordable Value Book promises challenge, encouragement, and plenty of wisdom for your greatest hero: Dad! Covering topics such as guidance, contentment, discipline, and responsibility, these real-life, Bible-based meditations will help Dad be everything God wants him to be. Accompanied by inspiring prayers and quotations, practical tips, and lined space for recording thoughts, 31 Days with God for Fathers is the perfect way to say “I love you, Dad.”

 

 

Empowering Memory and Movement: Thinking and Working across Borders

Elisabeth Schussler Fioenza

 With Empowering Memory and Movement, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
completes a three-volume look across her influential work and career. In
Transforming Vision (2011), she drew
from decades of pioneering scholarship to offer the contours of a critical
feminist hermeneutic. The chapters in
Changing
Horizons
(2013) sketched out a theory of liberation. Now, the consequences
for a liberating praxis are elaborated in interviews and essays that chart
Schüssler Fiorenza’s own personal and professional history as these are
intertwined with the history of the worldwide movement for emancipation and full
equality.
Empowering Memory and Movement
looks back, but also looks around at challenges and potentialities on the
global scene, and looks ahead to an emancipatory future, with a critical and
wise engagement with scripture and the interpretive tradition always at the
center.

A Collection of Comfort and Encouragement: From America's Best-Loved Poet

Helen Steiner Rice
Beloved poet Helen Steiner Rice's beautiful verse has been treasured for decades. And her work will continue to inspire you as you experience the heavenly Father's faithfulness in this encouraging collection. You’ll be moved to share Helen Steiner Rice's uplifting verse again and again with A Collection Comfort and Encouragement.

Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind

Thrangu
What would you see if you looked directly at your mind?

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries.

Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra - a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice - we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.

Limitless Grace: Devotions Inspired by the Beloved Classic Grace Abounding

Rebekah Montgomery

You’re in for a unique and memorable reading experience, where classic meets contemporary, with Limitless Grace. In this brand-new devotional—inspired by the writings of John Bunyan—dozens of contemporary devotions offer refreshing reminders of God’s exceeding goodness. Each reading is paired with selected text from Bunyan’s Grace Abounding, making it a fresh way for you to experience a beloved Christian classic.

Teaching All Nations: Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission

Mitzi J. Smith
That Christian missionary efforts have long gone hand-in-hand with European colonization and American imperialist expansion. The role played in those efforts by the "Great Commission" - the risen Christ's command to "teach all nations" - has more often been observed than analyzed. With the rise of European colonialism, the Great Commission was suddenly taken up with an eschatological urgency, often explicit in the founding statements of missionary societies; the differentiation of "teachers" and "nations" waiting to be "taught" proved a ready-made sacred sanction for the racialized and androcentric logics of conquest and "civilization."

Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ

Frank Viola
During His ministry on earth, Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His time healing the sick, casting out demons, training disciples, teaching the people, and preaching the kingdom of God. But what is Jesus Christ doing today? What is His present-day ministry?

In Jesus Now, bestselling author Frank Viola gives us the first comprehensive treatment of what Jesus has been doing since His ascension until His second coming. In an easy-to-read format, Viola explores the seven aspects of Christ's ministry today and shows how each one benefits the saved and the unsaved.

Open these pages and discover what the Lord Jesus Christ is doing now and how it will impact your life.

Raw Faith Bible Study: What Happens When God Picks a Fight

Kasey Van Norman
You’ve read the book; now do the study!

We all long for victory. Victory over fear. Victory over guilt. Victory from bondage and oppression.

Drawing on a variety of Bible stories and characters, respected Bible teacher Kasey Van Norman distills the singular truth that has existed since time began: while change and uncertainty are inevitable, God is always unchanging, and He is always faithful—even when our circumstances might tempt us to think otherwise.

Wherever you are in your walk with Christ, you will find yourself encouraged and inspired as Kasey shows how you, too, can be victorious in Christ!

Power Prayers to Bless Your Heart

Compiled by Barbour Staff
Prayer opens worlds of possibilities—but many people still struggle to pray. Power Prayers to Bless Your Heart will help you pray, by offering solid biblical reasons to talk to God and specific prayer starters for men and women of all ages and stages of life. Drawn from Barbour’s bestselling Power Prayers series, the book includes topics such as My Faith, My Home, My Health, My Peace, My Joy, My Dreams, My Fulfillment, My Church, and My Family. Concise and quick to read, yet packed with spiritual punch, Power Prayers to Bless Your Heart makes an ideal gift and is great for personal encouragement, too.

Top Selling in Religion & Spirituality

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Todd Burpo

“A beautifully written glimpse into heaven that will encourage those who doubt and thrill those who believe.”

—Ron Hall, coauthor of Same Kind of Different as Me

“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read.

With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child.

Indescribable: Encountering the Glory of God in the Beauty of the Universe

Louie Giglio
Putting this powerful message into print for the first time, visionary pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman team up to write a heart-stirring book about the mysteries of God’s creation. Indescribable takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul. Modern science allows viewers to see farther into space than ever before, and every step draws them closer to the God who breathed each star into existence. In Indescribable, the authors intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. As Giglio and Redman write, God turnswonderers into worshipers. Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship—an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ. 

Heaven is for Real Movie Edition: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

Todd Burpo
“This story has incredible intrigue and emotional power.”

--Randall Wallace, Director Heaven Is for Real, We Were Soldiers, and Secretariat

“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said.“Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”

When four-year-old Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the following months—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

This true story, retold by his father but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.”

Heaven is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe like a child.

Bonus material in this special movie edition includes:

  • Photos from the movie set
  • Updates from father, Todd, and son, Colton, on recent events including the making-of-the-movie experience
  • “From the Set” Q&A’s with the movie’s filmmakers and actors

Alive: A Cold-Case Approach to the Resurrection

J. Warner Wallace
"If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins" (1 Cor. 15:17).
 
The resurrection. As far as doctrines go, it's a game changer. Many accept the resurrection without giving it much thought. But isn't something so important worthy of our wrestling with it? What if we approached the issue of the resurrection in an unbiased manner and assessed it as a cold case detective would evaluate a crime scene? Author J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case detective. He also used to be an atheist. Follow along in this brief presentation of his approach in applying his detective's expertise to the accounts of the resurrection. Wallace believes the case is nothing but compelling: Jesus is alive!

Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Charles H. Spurgeon
Seventh volume of Charles Spurgeon sermons preached in 1861 includes 61 sermons:

• A Sermon for the Week of Prayer
• Portraits of Christ
• Words of Expostulation
• The Christ of Patmos
• The Earnest of Heaven
• The Tabernacle — Outside the Camp
• Adoption
• None But Jesus
• None But Jesus — Second Part
• The Glorious Right Hand of the Lord
• The Shulamite’s Choice Prayer
• Humility
• The Silver Trumpet
• The Great Supreme
• The March!
• The First Sermon in the Tabernacle
• Evangelical Congratulations
• Opening Services
• Meeting of the Neighboring Churches
• Christ Set Forth As A Propitiation
• The Interest of Christ and His People in Each Other
• Temple Glories
• Public Meeting of Our London Baptist Brethren
• Public Meeting of the Various Denominations
• Christ’s Finished Work
• Perfect Cleansing
• Meeting of Our Own Church
• Christian Baptism
• The Last Census
• Exposition of the Doctrines of Grace
• The First Resurrection
• Trust in God — True Wisdom
• The Church — Conservative and Aggressive
• “Even So, Father!”
• Jehovah Tsidkenu: the Lord Our Righteousness
• Climbing the Mountain
• Fire! Fire! Fire!
• The New Nature
• A Peal of Bells
• Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy
• Jacob’s Waking Exclamation
• The Joint Heirs and Their Divine Portion
• The Broken Column
• Intercessory Prayer
• The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem
• The Infallibility of God’s Purpose
• Natural or Spiritual?
• Accidents, Not Punishments
• Fellowship with God
• Not Now, But Hereafter!
• Infant Salvation
• God’s First Words to the First Sinner
• To Die or Not to Die!
• The Fullness of Christ — Received!
• The Shield of Faith
• Scourge For Slumbering Souls
• Bread For the Hungry
• The Roaring Lion
• Abram and the Ravenous Birds
• “It is Finished!”
• The Peacemaker

Hell Is Real (But I Hate to Admit It)

Brian Jones
Does hell matter? Pastor Brian Jones wants readers to know the truth.  Jones believes that the reason most Christians don’t tell their friends about Jesus has nothing to do with not knowing how—it’s because they don’t think they need to. As Jones writes, the first four years he was a pastor, he didn’t believe in hell himself. Today, he shares his story of discovering the truth that hell exists—and why many Christians are afraid to believe in it. Hell Is Real motivates Christians who have grown complacent in their view of hell. Drawing on the teachings of Jesus, Jones leads readers into a head-on collision with apocalyptic urgency—the all-consuming, inspiring conviction that will overcome readers when they realize that hell is real and they can help save people from going there.

 

Crucify!: Why the Crowd Killed Jesus

Timothy J. Stoner
An Ancient Murder Mystery
 
On Sunday they jammed the streets celebrating his arrival. But on Friday they were screaming for his blood.

What prompted this stunning reversal? Why did this man’s followers and friends demand his death?

Crucify! reveals the motive behind the most heinous murder of all time. Timothy J. Stoner mines the Gospels to expose Jesus’s secret agenda and uncovers his dangerous and provocative mission. Is there something about this young Rabbi that we have failed to understand or appreciate?

Answering these questions raises another—one that is more troubling: If we’d been there, would we have joined with the scandalized crowd crying Crucify?

Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change

John Hagee
Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 (the Six-Day War). Every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God, which signals coming events to humanity. There are no solar or lunar accidents. The next series of four blood moons occurs at Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015. In this riveting book, Hagee explores what these blood moons mean and why Christians must understand these signs and what they bode both for Israel and the world. Joel 2 and Acts 2 both state: "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness [eclipse] and the moon into blood [eclipse] before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes."

The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus' Life Mean for You

R. C. Sproul

“The work of Jesus reveals to us who He is. The work and the person may be distinguished but never separated.”—Dr. R. C. Sproul Most Christians recognize the importance of Christ’s death and resurrection. But how many of us understand the theological significance of Jesus’ actions before and after the Crucifixion? In The Work of Christ, Dr. R. C. Sproul looks at every aspect of Jesus’ life and work, addressing such life-changing topics as:
  • Why Jesus’ baptism is relevant for our salvation
  • The similarities and differences between the temptation of the first Adam and the temptation of Jesus, the “second Adam"
  • How God uses song to celebrate his redemptive acts
  • Why the Last Supper marks the beginning of a greater exodus than that of the Old Testament
  • How Jesus’ death and resurrection are grounded in the eternal covenant among the persons of the Trinity\
  • Why Jesus’ ascension makes a difference in our lives today
  • What we know and don’t know about Jesus’ return
Moving from Jesus’ existence from before creation through His incarnation, boyhood, adulthood, death, resurrection, and return, Dr. Sproul guides you to a deeper understanding of God’s beautiful promise and purpose behind the works of Christ’s life.

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Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation

John MacArthur, Jr.
For over 30 years, trusted pastor and teacher John MacArthur has delivered practical, Biblical insights for helping Christians grow in their own journey of faith. Now the very best of John MacArthur's Christian living titles have been updated to feature a fresh look and study guides for both personal and group reflection.

Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. Saved Without a Doubt examines Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.

Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life

Sarah Jakes
Don't let your past keep you from a full future.

Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future.
Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection.
More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.

I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life

Joel Osteen
Broken into thirty-one segments, this book defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.

How to Study the Bible

Robert M. West
This brand-new guide provides a brief, concise overview of personal Bible study for the layperson. Long-time Bible teacher Robert West gives insight into the types, tools, and techniques of personal study, offering both practical guidance and encouragement to pursue the command of 2 Timothy 2:15 ("Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth"). Covering topics such as the inductive method, word studies, commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances, How to Study the Bible also emphasizes the personal benefits of private Bible time.

Jesus in the Present Tense: The I AM Statements of Christ

Warren W. Wiersbe
In Jesus in the Present Tense, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe explores the “I AM” statements of God—from His burning bush conversation with Moses, to His powerful reassurances to the Israelites, to Jesus’s startling claim to be the Light of the World. Many Christians find themselves mired in past regrets or future fears, but the name of God itself reminds readers that God wants them to live in the present. The more readers understand and apply God’s I AM statements from the Old and New Testaments, the more they will realize God’s peace and joy. Then they will be free to live, serve, and know God more richly in the present tense—which is just where He wants them to be.

Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

Joyce Meyer
In celebration of selling 3 million copies, FaithWords is publishing a special updated edition of BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND.

Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.

She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.

This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Rick Warren
10 years ago, Rick Warren wrote The Purpose Driven Life, which became the bestselling hardback non-fiction book in history, and is the second most-translated book in the world, after the Bible. PDL has inspired and changed tens of millions of lives ... more than any modern book. NOW, Rick has updated and expanded the book with new chapters on the greatest barriers to living your purpose, plus 42 video introductions to each chapter theme, and 42 additional audio messages that go deeper into each chapter. He has also created a new small group curriculum and new sermon series for pastors, and new follow-up events to conserve the evangelistic and discipleship results you will experience. In the original 40 Days of Purpose campaign, churches averaged 28% growth in attendance, and over 100% growth in small group Bible study! People WANT to know their purpose in life! The Purpose Driven Life will enable a new generation in your church to discover God’s purposes for their lives and empower your church with a fresh new wind of hope, joy, and vitality!

The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

Kevin Malarkey
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.

Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No

Henry Cloud
Having clear boundaries is essential to a healthy, balanced lifestyle. A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances -- Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions -- Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others -- Spiritual boundaries help us to distinguish God's will from our own and give us renewed awe for our Creator -- Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.

Jesus Calling: Devotional Journal

Sarah Young

A devotional and journal in one that encourages a close relationship with Jesus every day of the year.

In this bestselling devotional, readers will receive words of hope, encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of Jesus’ unending love. The devotions are written as if Jesus himself were speaking directly to each reader. Devotions are followed by a journaling prompt with lines for writing thoughts and prayers. Reading Scripture, listening to God's voice, and journaling her thoughts made Sarah more aware of His presence, allowing her to enjoy more of His peace. And following these steps will do the same for you.

Features & Benefits:

  • Bestselling devotional with prompts and journaling space for enhancing a daily personal time with God
  • Provides a chance to experience peace in His presence every day
  • Over nine million copies sold in the Jesus Calling brand
  • Cover design allows for personalization

Growing Up Duggar: It's All About Relationships

Jill Duggar
It’s All About Relationships!

In this delightful and very personal book, the four oldest Duggar girls share their hearts and their core beliefs, explaining that it’s all about relationships!

• Relationship with self: The girls share their own personal journeys to self-acceptance and navi­gating the difficult stage of adolescence.

• Relationship with parents: You’ll find revelations about how Jim Bob and Michelle keep the lines of communication open with their children.

• Relationships with siblings: Here, you’ll get a peek into the Buddy system, how the siblings handle conflict, and how the loss of little Jubilee (their sister) affected their relationships with each other.

• Relationships with friends: You’ll find principles on how the Duggar kids deal with peer pressure and how they interact with friends outside their family.

• Relationships with boys: You’ll learn the Duggar view of dating and courtship, and these four sisters will address the often-asked question of when one of them will get married.

• Relationship with God: And woven throughout the book, the girls talk about their most impor­tant relationship of all—their relationship with God and their own personal faith and beliefs.

This candid look into what Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger believe and why they believe it will give you practical insights into your own life and will inspire you to evaluate principles that will work for you.

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Eben Alexander
A scientist’s case for the afterlife…

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.

The Bible For Dummies®, Mini Edition

Jeffrey Geoghegan
Get a glimpse inside one of the world's most influential books

This down-to-earth guide introduces you to the world's most studied book, the Bible. It provides an overview of the Good Book's story, explains the region where events took place, and provides insights into why the people and places of the Bible are still important today.

Open the book and find:

  • Where the Bible came from

  • How the Bible's books are organized

  • How Abraham came to be the father of three faiths

  • Profiles of major players in Judaism and Christianity

  • Facts about Jerusalem's role in the major religions