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Book Trailer: THE DEEPLY FORMED LIFE by Rich Villodas

During our chaotic times, discover five forgotten values that can spark internal growth and help us reconcile our Christian faith with the complexities of race, sexuality, and social justice.

Most believers live in the state of “being a Christian” without ever being deeply formed by Christ. Our pace is too frenetic to be in union with God, and we don’t know how to quiet our hearts and minds to be present. Our emotions are unhealthy and compartmentalized. We feel unable to love well or live differently from the rest of the world—to live as people of the good news.

New York pastor Rich Villodas says we must restore balance, focus, and meaning for our souls. The Deeply Formed Life lays out [ … ]

Sneak Peek: CORE 52 by Mark Moore – “God’s Solution to Racism”

Read chapter 40 from Core 52. 

ABOUT CORE 52

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Build your Bible IQ and Christian worldview in just fifteen minutes a day! Over the course of a year, Core 52 will help you master the 52 most important passages in the Bible. 

 
“You will gain the tools you need for living the life God has called you to.”—Kyle Idleman, pastor and author of Not a Fan 

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”—1 Timothy 4:8 

Most of us want to know the Bible better, but few reach our goal, often because we’re too busy or we don’t know where to start. Core 52 removes both barriers, offering [ … ]

Sneak Peek: REDEEMING LOVE COMPANION STUDY by Francine Rivers

Read the first few chapters of Redeeming Love: The Companion Study.

A powerful six-week study, revealing life-changing Bible truths, to the classic bestselling novel Redeeming Love.

Redeeming Love: The Companion Study offers longtime fans as well as readers new to the Christian romance classic a meaningful way to explore the book’s message and go deeper into the story’s Biblical ties.

This six-week study, with three segments per week, explores Angel and Michael’s iconic story as a metaphor for the love relationship between God and those He is yearning to reach. Using excerpts from the novel and quotes from Scripture, Francine walks readers through Angel’s healing journey, showing how her unworthiness, fear, and emptiness are ultimately exchanged for the fullness of knowing God’s unconditional, redemptive, all-consuming love. Each week also includes an essay from Francine tied to her personal journey of writing [ … ]

Sneak Peek: A PATH TO REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers

Read the first few chapters of A Path to Redeeming Love.

This one-of-a-kind devotional based on the timeless classic novel Redeeming Love provides forty days of inspiration—featuring essays from the author on her beloved novel.

A Path to Redeeming Love: A 40-Day Devotional welcomes readers to revisit Francine Rivers’s life-changing story of God’s all-consuming love in an inspiring new way: a personal, 6-week journey through Angel and Michael’s iconic love story.

Following the novel’s key themes—Rejected, Resigned, Rescued, Redeemed, Reconciled, Restored—each daily devotion includes a Redeeming Love story tie-in with an excerpt from the novel; selected quotes from Scripture embodying both the message of the devotion and its theme; and prompts for reflection and activities including Bible study, prayer, journaling, and outreach. Each theme begins with a personal essay from Francine in which she shares stories from her life and her thoughts on Angel, [ … ]

Sneak Peek: REDEEMING LOVE by Francine Rivers

Read the first few chapters of Redeeming Love.

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California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.

Then she meets Michael Hosea, a man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything. Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.

But with her unexpected softening comes overwhelming feelings of [ … ]

From Rich Villodas: The Gospel & Race

The Gospel & Race Resource

Explore a more comprehensive vision of this massive issue. In light of the ongoing tensions that exist in our nation, we can all take the next step in pursuing God’s kingdom for the moment we are in.

This resource is laid out in a few sections that can help you and your community take another step forward. This resource is for the purpose of helping you understand the layers of racism, a personal/community practice of self-reflection, and a list of books I highly recommend for further study.

Finally, if any of this content impacts you, I’ve written much more extensively on this in my forthcoming book, The Deeply Formed Life. If you haven’t already done so, let me encourage you to Pre-order it.

Praying for God to deeply form us to be witnesses [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE LIFE YOU LONG FOR by Christy Nockels

Read the first chapter of The Life You Long For.

A beautiful invitation to discover your place in God’s heart and let him set the pace for your life—from a wife and mother, singer-songwriter, and worship leader for Passion Conferences and IF:Gathering

Christy Nockels knows firsthand how easily our desire to serve God—even when using the gifts He has given us—can overshadow our delight in simply being with Him. When God called her to lay down her ministry for a season, Christy was forced to confront how her sense of purpose and worth had become tangled up in her work. God then lovingly invited her to discover true rest in His presence as she learned to live as the Beloved.

In The Life You Long For, Christy shows us how to let go of hustle and achievement and instead find our [ … ]

Book Trailer: THE PRAYER OF AGUR by Jay Payleitner

“Learn a simple prayer that will help you find your sweet spot in life.”—Josh McDowell, author of More Than a Carpenter

“Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”
Proverbs 30:8

This simple, unexpected request from a little-known biblical author named Agur is the only prayer in all of Proverbs, and it offers life-changing potential.

Imagine finding new purpose and contentment in your work, 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
• joyfully pursue your passions
• reap the eternal rewards of trusting God
• find your personal sweet spot

In our modern, busy lives, embracing balance leads us away from bad decision-making and the emotional cost of trying to do too much [ … ]

Book Announcement: GOD SPEAKS IN WHISPERS by Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Dailey

Children often begin their faith journey with basic but big questions like How does God speak to me? This charming picture book from the best-selling author of Whisper and his daughter provides a fun and clever answer!

God Speaks in Whispers helps even the youngest readers look for God’s voice in the universe: in creation, as he speaks through his followers, and in the Bible as he speaks through his Word. With a charming rhyme pattern and vivid pictures, Mark and Summer Batterson invite little ones to imagine how God might be showing them love every day, by leaning in close to hear God’s whisper.

Retailer Announcement: GOD SPEAKS IN WHISPERS by Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Dailey

Children often begin their faith journey with basic but big questions like How does God speak to me? This charming picture book from the best-selling author of Whisper and his daughter provides a fun and clever answer!

God Speaks in Whispers helps even the youngest readers look for God’s voice in the universe: in creation, as he speaks through his followers, and in the Bible as he speaks through his Word. With a charming rhyme pattern and vivid pictures, Mark and Summer Batterson invite little ones to imagine how God might be showing them love every day, by leaning in close to hear God’s whisper.