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Sneak Peek: THE DEEPLY FORMED LIFE by Rich Villodas

Read the first chapter of The Deeply Formed Life.

What are five values every Christian needs in order to find balance, focus, and meaning in today’s relentlessly paced world? The answers may surprise you, says one New York City pastor.

The world is faster and busier than it’s ever been, with more noise and distraction unsettling our already restless souls. We are a people out of rhythm. For Christians who are frustrated with churches that only add to the hustle and bustle, there must be an answer in our interior spiritual life. We long for deeper, more meaningful faith. Author and pastor Rich Villodas’s The Deeply Formed Life offers an expansive, interconnected vision of spiritual formation comprised of five key pathways:

  The monastic value: What does it mean to unplug everything and listen to your soul? How do you do it in [ … ]

Sneak Peek: THE LAZY GENIUS WAY by Kendra Adachi

Read the first few chapters of The Lazy Genius Way.

Being a Lazy Genius isn’t about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
 
The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore what people think, live on dry shampoo, be a negligent PTA mom, have a dirty house, and claim your hot mess like a badge of honor.

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well.

Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy [ … ]

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.

Sneak Peek: LOVE HAS A NAME by Adam Weber

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Some people make it really hard to love them. But we can learn how to love better–often from those we would never expect to teach us. This hopeful guide offers a practical approach to loving like Jesus does. 

Loving people is hard. Especially when it involves the difficult people in our lives and those different from us. Adam Weber knows firsthand that whether you’re new to following Jesus or you’ve been doing so for decades, loving people can be painful, uncomfortable, and downright exhausting. Now more than ever, love seems to be absent from our attitude, words, and actions. The chapters of this book record Adam’s own journey to understanding how to love, named after the people who’ve radically loved him, or that he’s tried to love well. Through these [ … ]

Sneak Peek: KEY PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL FASTING by Kay Arthur

Read the first week’s devotion from Key Principles of Biblical Fasting.

Discover the Purpose and Power of Fasting

Do you desire to feel His presence, hear His voice, sense His pleasure?

Since ancient times, fasting has been considered an essential means of drawing near to God. But this spiritual discipline involves much more than abstaining from food; it goes right to the heart of genuine faith. Through this invigorating study, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the principles behind this practice and be equipped to make fasting a key part of your relationship with God.

Sneak Peek: BREAKING FREE FROM FEAR by Kay Arthur

Read the first week’s devotional in Breaking Free from Fear.

Life is filled with all sorts of fears that can assault your mind, trouble your soul, and bring untold stress. But you don’t have to remain captive to your fears.

In this six-week study you will learn how to confront your circumstances with strength and courage as you live in the fear of the Lord—the fear that conquers every other fear and sets you free to live in faith.

40 minutes a week could change your life!

The 40-Minute Bible Studies series from the teaching team at Precepts Ministries International tackles the topics that matter to you. These inductive study guides, designed to be completed in just six 40-minutes lessons with no homework required, help you discover for yourself what God says and how it applies to your life [ … ]

Sneak Peek: A HIGHER CALLING by Harold and Rachel Earls

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The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world.

As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything.

A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the [ … ]

Sneak Peek: ENTER WILD by Carlos Whittaker

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Break free from a safe (and boring) faith to truly live the abundant life with all the wonder Jesus promised in John 10:10.

You are meant to receive the abundance God promises here and now. You are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. Even in the midst of our broken world’s traumas and trials, you can

• learn to lower the volume of life and truly hear God
• experience what it means to speak God’s Word over yourself for real victory
• discover how to pray His promises instead of praying over the problems

With his trademark blend of humor and transparency, gifted storyteller Carlos Whittaker shares his personal struggle in coping with crippling anxiety—and how the key to his freedom was rediscovering a wild faith. That key can be yours, helping [ … ]

Sneak Peek: RELATIONSHIP GOALS by Michael Todd

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A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love by getting real about your relationship goals—based on the viral sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex.

Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard in church on the topic, Michael Todd’s honest, heartfelt, and powerful teaching on relationships has already impacted millions. Michael believes that relationships are the epicenter of human thriving. All too often, though, we lack the tools or vision to build our relationships on the wisdom and power of God.

In other words, it’s good to have a goal, but you can’t get there without proper aim! By charting a course that candidly examines our most common pitfalls, and by unpacking explosive truths from God’s Word, Michael’s debut book will transform a trendy hashtag into a future where your [ … ]

Sneak Peek: RELATIONSHIP GOALS STUDY GUIDE by Michael Todd

Read the first few pages of Relationship Goals Study Guide.

Make the breakthrough you need to take your relationship from good to great with this motivating workbook—the perfect companion to Michael Todd’s guide to finding lasting love: Relationship Goals.

Realer than the most real conversation you’ve ever heard in church on the topic, Pastor Michael Todd delivers honest, heartfelt, biblical wisdom for your relationships. Whether you’ve been married twenty-five years or are just tryin’ to break out of the friend zone, this workbook will give you practical tools and provide strategic space for you to reflect in writing on your journey. Take the groundbreaking concepts you received from Relationship Goals and encounter additional coaching to apply them intentionally and impactfully to your life.