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HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH by Andy Stanley on Fox News


According to Fox News, Bucks County Community College Professor Dwight “Mitch” Anderson was fired for his faith after he bought copies of How Good Is Good Enough by Andy Stanley and offered them to his students. Professor Anderson said that he told his students they could take a book if they wanted to or not, there was no pressure to take a copy whatsoever. About two weeks later a student called and was told Professor Anderson that he wanted his grade raised otherwise he would report him to the dean about the copy of How Good Is Good Enough that was offered to the student. The professor was reprimanded by the dean and later was ultimately fired for offering a copy of Andy’s book to his class.

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VIDEO: Growing Up with Gay Parents – Messy Grace with Caleb Kaltenbach


VIDEO: Safe House by Joshua Straub Book Trailer


Parenting isn’t rocket science, it’s just brain surgery.

And Dr. Joshua Straub has good news for you: You can do it! You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our

kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posture from which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting. Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is

scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world!

SNEAK PEEK – One More Step by Rachel Wojo


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Overcoming obstacles—

one step at a time.

 Click here to download chapter one of  One More Step.

Life often sends hard things our way: illness, financial struggles, broken

relationships, and so many kinds of loss. Sometimes we can’t imagine a way forward. 

 How do we keep going when everything is going wrong?

 Rachel Wojo has learned that hope rises to greet us when we find the strength to take One. More. Step. 

 Like you, Rachel has faced experiences that crushed her dreams of the perfect life: a failing marriage, a daughter’s heartbreaking diagnosis, and more. She transparently shares her pain and empathizes with yours, then points you to the path of God’s Word, where you’ll find hope to carry you forward. One More Step gives you permission to ache freely—

and helps you believe that life won’t always be this hard. No matter the circumstances you face, through these pages you’ll learn to…

 

• run to God’s Word when discouragement strikes

• replace feelings of despair with the truth of Scripture 

• persevere through out-of-control circumstances and gain
a more intimate relationship with Jesus

 Rachel identifies the reasons you may be tempted to quit and shows you

where to find the courage to keep going, one step at a time. 

 You’re not alone, so don’t give up. God won’t let you down. That’s a promise.

SNEAK PEEK: A Refuge at Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky


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The Great War shakes the world of a spirited young woman and the brave British pilot she loves, taking her from London to her family’s magnificent country estate, and sending him into the war-torn skies over France.

 Click here to download chapter one of  A Refuge at Highland Hall

Penny Ramsey has always considered Highland Hall her home, but when Britain becomes involved in World War One she travels to London to assist her sister Kate with the eight orphan children she and her husband Jon have taken into their home. Doing her part for the war effort takes priority over Penny’s dreams of romance until she meets Alex Goodwin, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot in training.

 Alex is determined to prove his worth and do his part to defend his country. Knowing he is heading off for the dangerous assignment of  chasing Zeppelins across the front line in France, he feels it’s unwise to form any romantic attachments. But he can’t help admiring the pretty, warmhearted Penny and wondering what it would be like to find her waiting when he returns home from the war. 

 As Penny writes to Alex, their friendship blossoms, and she becomes his tie to home and normalcy as he faces the hardships war. But being an RNAS pilot means confronting the enemy, and the fallout form those experiences push Alex beyond Penny’s reach. Can God mend the brokenness left by the losses of war? Will faith and forgiveness bring them together again? 

 

“Called for Life” Author Interviewed on PBS NewsHour


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Dr. Kent Brantly, author of Called for Life (WaterBrook Press, July 2015) appeared on PBS NewsHour August 10th. In an interview with Hari Sreenivasan, Brantly spoke candidly about his initial diagnosis with Ebola, his nationally covered journey from Liberia to Emory Hospital in the United States and his decision to take Z-Mapp, a new drug never before tested on humans.

Brantly also shared his struggle to understand why he survived when so many people did not. While Brantly’s faith is an integral part of his life, he doesn’t believe something unique about his faith that led to his survival.

“I don’t think there is anything special about my faith that saved my life. If anything, my faith is what put me in a position where I got Ebola. I’m really thankful…for all the people who played a role in providing me with the treatment I received. I don’t say it was my faith that saved me and not those people; I believe God used those people to save my life.”

The entire interview can be viewed here.

SNEAK PEEK – The Heaven Promise by Scot McKnight


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Heaven isn’t just a dream; it’s a promise!

 Click here to download chapter one of  The Heaven Promise.

For far too long, we’ve talked about heaven as if it were a dream or someplace that only exists in fairytales. We want to believe it’s real, but with such an expanse of contradictory information, it’s difficult to know what to believe. 

 To add even more confusion, we are left to sift through the tales of individuals who have crossed over and returned. With so many competing narratives and accounts based on what many think are beyond-death experiences, wouldn’t it be nice to have a straight forward examination of what the Bible has to say about heaven?

 Best-selling author and New Testament scholar Scot McKnight thought so too, which is why he wrote The Heaven Promise.

 McKnight, who has penned more than 50 books, including The Jesus Creed, has had a fascination with heaven since he was a child. As a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, McKnight is no stranger to academic engagement and scholarly discourse. However; as an ordained deacon, McKnight is well accustomed with the concerns of the everyday thinker. The Heaven Promise represents the perfect blend of thoughtful research coupled with an easily digestible presentation.

 “My hope,” McKnight shares, “is that people will be hopeful about heaven.”

 The Heaven Promise offers an infusion of hope alongside a healthy anticipation of eternity.

 After all, heaven isn’t just a dream; it’s a promise.

 

 

SNEAK PEEK – Called for Life by Kent and Amber Brantly


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Kent, bud. We got your test result.  And I’m really sorry to tell you that it is positive for Ebola.”

–From the Prologue, Called for Life

Click here to download chapter one of  Called for Life.

Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly moved with their children to war-torn Liberia in the fall of 2013 to provide medical care for people in great need—to help replace hopelessness with hope. When, less than a year later, Kent contracted the deadly Ebola virus, hope became what he and Amber needed too.

 When Kent received the diagnosis, he was already alone and in quarantine in the Brantly home in Liberia. Amber and the children had left just days earlier on a trip to the United States. Kent’s personal battle against the horrific Ebola began, and as thousands of people worldwide prayed for his life, a miraculous series of events unfolded.

Called for Life tells the riveting inside story of Kent and Amber’s call to serve their neighbors, as well as Kent’s fight for life with Ebola and Amber’s’ struggle to support him from half-a-world away. Most significantly, Called for Life reminds us of the risk, the honor, and the joy to be known when God and others are served without reservation.

SNEAK PEEK – No Fear by Tony Perkins


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This book heralds a new generation of Christians who are more than bold…they are fearless!

Click here to download chapter one of  No Fear.

 

No Fear draws you inside the stories of young, ordinary believers who, despite incredible opposition, courageously stood up for God’s truth. Tony Perkins pairs each story with a biblical example, and gives practical ideas for building a “no fear” perspective every day.

 

Today, followers of Jesus Christ face more opposition to their beliefs than any generation in American history. Yet even in such a hostile cultural and political environment, it is an exciting time to stand firm in the faith. 

 

You have been chosen to live in this important hour and reading these stories will inspire you to the same kind of courage.  So what are you waiting for?  

 

SNEAK PEEK – It’s Good to be Queen by Liz Curtis Higgs


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Sheba Journeyed Across the Desert with a Caravan of Riches,  then Discovered the Greatest Treasure of All.  So Can You.

Click here to download chapter one of  It’s Good to Be Queen

 

When it comes to famous queens of the Bible, we know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. Now meet the wise one, the queen of Sheba, who traveled to Jerusalem to test the mind and heart of a king.

 Her journey will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all.

 Shedding new light on this ancient biblical role model, Liz Curtis Higgs unveils timeless wisdom for all who aspire to please the king of Kings.

 “A stunning blend of research, insight, and practical application…”

—Margaret Feinberg, author of Fight Back With Joy

 “You will be captivated with the story of the queen of Sheba…”

—Lysa TerKeurst, author of the New York Times bestseller The Best Yes

 “An unparalleled feast of rich truth.”

—Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers One Thousand Gifts and The Greatest Gift

 

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