Timely, encouraging Bible teaching in a casual, reader-friendly style—that’s author Dave Earley’s 21 Most. . . series. Two of Earley’s popular titles—The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible and 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People—are now available in a mass market paperback edition. These very readable volumes combine solid Bible exposition with relatable, contemporary examples to create a fantastic learning tool for everyday Christian readers.
In dozens of brief yet powerful chapters, Ministry Is . . . presents an actionable Bible-based guide to serving God in the local church. The insights here from authors Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez are perfect for those considering church ministry as a vocation and applicable to anyone desiring to serve intentionally through the church.
With every entry, they stay laser focused on making the reader "a spiritual change agent, a difference maker, and impact player for Jesus Christ."
"This book is like a pastoral pep talk. It'll challenge the way you think and lead."
Mark Batterson, author, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day
"I can't think of two young men more qualified to write a best-selling book on the topic How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence."
Elmer L. Towns, vice president, Liberty University
"The authors are in 'Game On!' mode in every chapter.ÊThey know that a great church isnÍt about having great big talent, but leaders whom have great big servant hearts."
John Hull, president/CEO, EQUIP
Two veteran missionaries write forty creative and empowering chapters on what it truly means to share Jesus with passion and confidence both locally and worldwide.
Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the book's title. For example, Ministry Is . . . "Casting Crowns at the Feet of the Worthy One," "Swimming Upstream (or It's Not Getting Any Better)," "Becoming Known in Hell," "Loving the Bride," "Letting Integrity Do the Teaching," and so forth.
Throughout, Earley and Gutierrez stay focused on making the reader "a spiritual change agent, a difference maker, and impact player for Jesus Christ."
Believing the western world has traded the biblical model of pastoral leadership in favor of a traditional one, author Dave Earley writes to encourage pastors to become the spiritual warriors, missional leaders, and multiplying mentors God calls them to be.
Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the book’s title. For example, Pastoral Leadership Is . . . “Abandoning Your Life to the Call of God,” “Following Paul’s Example in Praying for Your Flock,” “Cooperating with the Holy Spirit,” “Leading a Church Full of Leaders,” “Resolving Conflict,” and more.
Expecting a revolution, Earley says, “Instead of letting traditional church culture tell you who a pastor is and what he is to do, let God tell you through the Bible.”
Grounded on a solid biblical foundation, authors Dave Earley and Rod Dempsey -- both veterans of one-on-one, collegiate, small group, and local church discipleship -- share their practical insights on how to best reproduce reproducers of Christ’s message.
Each compelling entry is set up to finish the sentence that begins with the book’s title. For example, Disciple Making Is . . . "Embracing the Cross," "Forsaking All to Follow Jesus," "Living on Mission," "Launching an Unstoppable Force," "Mentoring Disciples as Jesus Did," "Multiplying Disciple-Makers as Paul Did," "Creating a Healthy Church," and more.
The book's appendix also includes articles on what evangelism is not, evangelism in the early church, and sharing Jesus, plus sample plans for sharing one's faith.