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Crosswalk Features Article by Mike Foster, Author of “People of the Second Chance”

Counselor and ministry leader Mike Foster, author of “The People of the Second Chance: A Guide to Bringing Life-Saving Love to the World,” has written an insightful article called “The 4 Biggest Lies We Believe About Helping Others.” Foster is dedicated to helping people relaunch their lives with a sense of hope and purpose.

Read the article on Crosswalk.com.

 

SNEAK PEEK: THE RAGAMUFFIN GOSPEL by Brennan Manning, Special Edition

“This is a book I wrote for myself and anyone who has grown
weary and discouraged along the Way.”
—Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel

Read the first chapter of The Ragamuffin Gospel.

Many of us believe in grace, yet we live as if we still have to earn God’s love. We picture God hanging His head in disappointment, tallying our successes and failures on a score sheet. We assume we have to do more, or be a different person, for God to be pleased with us.

Brennan Manning shows us a different, truer image of our relationship with God: We come to God as ragamuffins. Bedraggled, dirty, exhausted. But as we sit at God’s feet, He smiles upon us. He embraces us. He treats us not as failures but as the chosen objects of His love.

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SNEAK PEEK: Good Things by Kevin Gerald

Take a fresh look around you with eyes that cut through the daily distortions and see the undeniable and extravagant goodness of God. 

 Click here to download chapter one of Good Things.

There are certain messages today, both outside and inside the church, that have tainted the true message of God’s favor. The reality is God isn’t obligated to provide good things for us—but He wants to! This is your opportunity to adopt a favor-minded mentality and realize that God’s favor, like His grace, is unearned, limitless, and never-ending. And, it’s for us!

In Good Things, Kevin Gerald invites you to become a good finder.

This book will equip you to:
●    Discover that the goodness of God exceeds the pain of life’s hardship.
●    Know how to keep your mind on God’s favor not your failure.
●    Recognize [ … ]

HOW GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH by Andy Stanley on Fox News

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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.

See more on Fox News.

SNEAK PEEK – Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach

Sometimes, grace gets messy.

 Click here to download chapter one of  Messy Grace.

Caleb Kaltenbach was raised by LGBT parents, marched in gay pride parades as a youngster, and experienced firsthand the hatred and bitterness of some Christians toward his family.

But then Caleb surprised everyone, including himself, by becoming a Christian…and a pastor.

Very few issues in Christianity are as divisive as the acceptance of the LGBT community in the church. As a pastor and as a person with family members who identified as LGBT, Caleb had to face this issue with courage and grace.

Messy Grace shows us that Jesus’s command to “love your neighbor as yourself” doesn’t have an exception clause for a gay “neighbor”—or for that matter, any other “neighbor” we might find it hard to relate to. Jesus was able to [ … ]

SNEAK PEEK: When Mercy Rains by Kim Vogel Sawyer

She left, heavily weighted with secrets.
But God reveals all things, in His timing.
And He redeems them.

Click here to download chapter one of When Mercy Rains.

Suzanne Zimmerman was only seventeen and pregnant when her shamed mother quietly sent her away from their Old Order Mennonite community in Kansas. With her old home, family, and first love firmly behind her, Suzanne moved to Indiana, became a nurse, and raised a daughter, Alexa, on her own.

Click here to download chapter one of When Mercy Rains.

 
 

SNEAK PEEK: Future Grace DVD Study Guide by John Piper

Freedom from Sin Through the Promises of God

Click here to download chapter one of the Future Grace DVD Study Guide.

This study guide companion to the DVD version of Future Grace—the foundational book by John Piper on the expansive reach of God’s grace—will help individuals and groups understand that victory over sin comes not from a herculean effort to avoid worldly pleasures, but through fixing one’s focus on the reality that God is far more desirable than even life itself. Delighting in the bounty of God’s promises frees us from sinful patterns, to the glory of Christ!

The DVD and this guide create an ideal package for adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, families, [ … ]