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Sneak Peek: THE PRAYER OF AGUR by Jay Payleitner

Read the first chapter of The Prayer of Agur.

Discover a simple prayer with life-changing potential for our hectic times:
“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread” (Proverbs 30:8).

This heartfelt, unexpected request from a little-known biblical author named Agur is the only prayer in all of Proverbs, yet it contains surprising insights for living with purpose and satisfaction.

Life in the twenty-first century is way out of balance, careening between extremes. Too many individuals, families, churches, and communities are trapped by the conflicting desire to live simply or accumulate wealth. So, this humble prayer has larger-than-life implications. We can achieve soul-satisfying equilibrium in our jobs, personal ministry, and relationships. Open your heart to Agur’s wit and wisdom and you can learn to
 
• escape imbalance
• overcome fear of failure and eliminate envy
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Sneak Peek: GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD by Jennie Allen

Read the first two chapters of Get Out of Your Head.

The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to transform their outlook and their lives by interrupting their spiraling thoughts and realizing their God-given power to think differently.

Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen hears all the time from women who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In her search for a solution, she’s learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it’s crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. In this book Jennie draws on biblical truth and recent discoveries in neuroscience to show exactly how we can fight the enemies of [ … ]

Words Create Your World – Mark Moore

Hey, I’m Mark Moore, teaching pastor at Christ Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, and the author of Core 52. I want to share a thought with you today, because I broker in words—that’s how I make my living, whether it’s writing or speaking or editing. And my guess is that, that’s probably a pretty strong part of your day as well: brokering in words. Words matter, because words create your world. So what I want to do is just share three simple passages with you—the most famous passages about the Bible in the Bible—and then draw a simple conclusion of why it matters so much what you do with words.

Here are the three scriptures (you can probably guess them). Second Timothy, [ … ]

Sneak Peek: MAMA KISSES, PAPA HUGS by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Read the first few pages of Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs.

From the creator of the best-selling God Gave Us You comes a warm exploration of the ways parents show affection—and how it mirrors God’s affection for his followers.

Parents are always looking out for the perfect bedtime book to create a sense of well-being before a night of rest. Mama Kisses, Papa Hugs explores a child’s curiosity about how love is shown between parent and child, with the reassurance that Mama and Papa will always love their little one. And like Lisa Tawn Bergren’s young protagonist asks his mother, this question is pressing on the minds of many children:

“Mama, how does God kiss us?”

Mama smiled. “He kisses us a hundred times a day; although if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it.”

“At night he kisses us with a shooting [ … ]

Sneak Peek: LEAD ME by Matt Hammitt

Read the first few chapters of Lead Me.

The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home.

“Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone.”
—“Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
 
Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, “Lead Me,” almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt’s good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still provide financially [ … ]

Sneak Peek: BEING KNOWN by Robin Jones Gunn

Read the first few chapters of Being Known.

From the bestselling author of Becoming Us comes a novel unpacking loss, doubts, friendship, and the hard questions we ask of God and those we love.

After her mom passed away, Jennalyn was in the midst of moving, having a baby, and helping her husband work toward his dream job. At the time, she thought she processed the shock and loss, but only now that Jennalyn has two small children, a lovely new home, a lucrative side hustle with her art, and a husband who is always working does she feel the full impact of the loss.

Enter an old boyfriend who knew Jennalyn well and who shares many fond memories of her mom. Jennalyn begins to doubt her marriage and all her other life choices ever since her mom passed away. It [ … ]

Book Trailer: LEAD ME by Matt Hammitt

The former lead singer of Christian music sensation Sanctus Real comes clean about the tension between life on the road and life at home.

“Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone.”
—“Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
 
Matt Hammitt had performed his hit song, “Lead Me,” almost a thousand times. And every time he sang, the lyrics echoed the voices of his own family. His marriage was strained. His kids were growing up without him. Matt’s good intentions could no longer sustain his family; he needed to be a man of action. Yet even as he told his Sanctus Real bandmates that he was leaving the band to invest in his family, he wondered: Was it really possible to be present at home and still [ … ]

Book Trailer: MASTER OF ONE by Jordan Raynor

Entrepreneurial pioneer, thought leader, and best-selling author helps you find, focus on, and master the work you were created to do.

We have more options for our work than ever before, leading many of us to spend years dabbling in different jobs, side-hustles, and career paths. This experimentation can be a good thing, but more often than not, it leaves us feeling dissatisfied as a “Jack (or Jill) of all trades, and a master of none.” In this groundbreaking book, Jordan Raynor offers a better way, helping you find and focus on the work God created you to do until you become a master of one.

In his national bestselling book, Called to Create, Raynor established that work is one of our primary forms of ministry. In Master of One, he [ … ]

Sneak Peek: MIDNIGHT MOM DEVOTIONAL by Becky Thompson and Susan Pitts

Read the first few pages of Midnight Mom Devotional.

A yearlong book of prayers to bring nightly hope and a sense of connection to mothers who feel alone, from the mother-daughter team behind the Midnight Mom Devotional Facebook page

There is something about a quiet house in the midnight hours that causes stress and anxious thoughts that have been ignored throughout the day to rise to the surface of a mother’s heart. When the world goes still around you, it’s good to know you’re not alone; there are so many other mommas just like you and a God who wants to meet you in the quiet.

What began as a small online prayer ministry to encourage moms in the middle of the night quickly grew into a worldwide prayer movement known as the Midnight Mom Devotional. Now this encouraging [ … ]

Book Trailer: THE RUTHLESS ELIMINATION OF HURRY by John Mark Comer

Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.” It wasn’t the response he expected, but it continues to be the answer he needs.

Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness as a root of much evil. Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a compelling emotional and spiritual case against hurry and in favor of a slower, simpler way of [ … ]