For fans of Unbroken and Hacksaw Ridge comes the powerful true story of a Medal of Honor recipient who faced more than his fair share of battles—and overcame them through perseverance and faith.
“What Gary Beikirch did to receive his medal is unforgettable—and the story of what he overcame afterward is as big and moving as they come.”—Gary Sinise
After dawn the siege began. It was April 1, 1970, and Army Green Beret medic Gary Beikirch knew the odds were stacked against their survival. Some 10,000 enemy soldiers sought to obliterate the twelve American Special Forces troops and 400 indigenous fighters who stood fast to defend 2,300 women and children inside the village of Dak Seang. For his valor and selflessness during the ruthless siege, Beikirch would be [ … ]
Mark Moore, author of the book CORE 52: A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year, answers the question, “Should we only read the Bible?”
I want to address a specific question that has come up a number of times on the website. The question is this, why would I study another book and not just read the Bible?
It’s a fair question.
The Bible is God’s Word. In fact, the whole purpose of Core 52 is to get you in to the Bible, not to replace the Bible. Buy to answer to the question, we read other books for the same reason we might listen to a sermon at church…because God has gifted certain men and women in the church [ … ]
About Free to Believe
THE GOSPEL COALITION’S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, PUBLIC THEOLOGY & CURRENT EVENTS • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WORLD MAGAZINE
Many Americans feel like their religious freedom is under attack. They see the culture changing around them, and they fear that their beliefs will soon be punished as a form of bigotry. Others think these fears are overblown and say Christians should stop complaining about imaginary persecution.In Free to Believe leading religious freedom attorney Luke Goodrich challenges both sides of this debate, offering a fresh perspective on the most controversial [ … ]
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 most cherished relationships thrive in relational life, [ … ]
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, [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]