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1 2015 2018 #Struggles
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HOW TO KEEP
YOUR EYES FIXED
ON CHRIST
Instead of
glued to a screen


There is a tension in our world today that didn't exist even five years ago: We are almost never out of arm's reach of a screen, and we are almost never out of eyesight of a status update.

Can we engage in the endless stream of social media and at the
same time keep our eyes focused on Christ?


This book by New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel shows you how to stand apart from our selfie-centered world.  With helpful appendixes like the "Ten Commandments of Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Faith" and "Creating Safeguards for Your Digital Devices," Groeschel will guide you toward a balance between social media and spirituality you might never have thought was possible.

It's called #Struggles, and it will change your social media life as you know it.

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The average person
spends 7.4 hours a day
staring at screens.
And that's just the beginning...


We all love the benefits of technology and social media, but even with the incredible upsides, many of us suspect there are unintended negative consequences of using them.

In this timely and life-changing book, Craig Groeschel, bestselling author and pastor of LifeChurch.tv, shows all whose digital dependency is becoming unmanageable how to regain control over their lives.  He walks you through the biblical values that are essential for a life of peace and true fulfillment but are now even more important in our maxed-out, social-status-seeking world.

Groeschel also taps into some of the most up-to-date studies confirming the effects of social media on our emotions and our friendships.  And he offers real-life examples of how we've come to rely on social media, how it masks our real struggles, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life.

Refresh and rediscover your understanding of the qualities that life with Christ brings: contentment, intimacy, authenticity, compassion, and rest.  Ultimately, you will find #Struggles to be just the guide to bring a balance of spiritual depth and rich human engagement back to your everyday life.

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New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.  He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, From This Day Forward, The Christian Atheist, and It.  Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
2 1611 2023 Apocrypha: King James Version
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The KJV Apocrypha in a single volume

The Apocrypha ("hidden things") are contemporaneous with the Old Testament, but were not officially accepted as part of the Bible when the Hebrew "canon" was set. They did, however, form part of the Greek Scriptures and came into English Bibles by that route. The writings of the Apocrypha run the whole gamut of literary genres: histories, romances, devotional works, proverbs, and sermons. Many complement parts of the Old Testament, and listeners will recognize some familiar Biblical characters in the narratives, such as Daniel and Esther.
3 2003 2005 Boo
Boo #1
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TALK ABOUT
WORKING OUT YOUR FAITH
WITH FEAR AND TEMBLING


The biggest thing to happen to Skary, Indiana, is renowned horror novelist Wolfe Boone - or "Boo," as the locals fondly call him.  For the past sixteen years, the reclusive writer has been the town's greatest attraction, having unintentionally turned the once-struggling Skary into a thriving tourist-trap for the dark side: from the Haunted Mansion restaurant, famous for its "bloody fingers" (fries splattered with ketchup), to Spooky's Bookstore (where employees dress like the walking dead).

But when a newly reformed Wolfe suddenly quits the genre and subsequently starts to pursue Skary's favorite girl-next-door, Ainsley Parker, the little town made famous by his writings becomes truly horrified.  Soon a scheme is plotted to put the fright back into Skary - and get their most famous resident out of love and back into the thrill business.

Filled with humor, small town charm, and a gentle message of enduring faith, Boo shows how even the most colorful group of busybodies and hypocrites can become a community changed forever by God.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of Ghost Writer and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.

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4 2005 2005 Boo Hiss
Boo #3
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THERE'S A NEW EVIL IN TOWN.

AND HER SON PLAYS SOCCER.


When a soccer field complex springs to life seemingly overnight in the sleepy community of Skary, Indiana, and the local coffee shop begins offering computer access along with its suddenly overpriced beverages, goosebumps start popping up all over town.  Has soccer mom Katelyn Downey hatched a diabolic plot to turn their slow-paced town into a den of hip suburban iniquity – or is this the perfect solution to the community's financial woes?

Even as concerned residents take sides over their town's future, many are dealing with changes of a more personal nature.  Novelist Wolfe Boone can't seem to find the right niche for his post—horror writing efforts, and his new bride Ainsley – known for executing complicated events with penache and perfection – is bewildered by her inability to control something as seemingly simple as scheduling a pregnancy.  Frustration turns to envy when her wacky friend Melb discovers, to her utter terror, that she and husband Oliver are expecting a baby.

Through its quirky characters and winsome humor, Boo Hiss offers unexpected insights into the various ways people respond to change and demonstrates that growth often occurs amid the most difficult – and hilarious – circumstances.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of five novels, including Boo, Boo Who, and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
5 2004 2005 Boo Who
Boo #2
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"KNOCK KNOCK."
"WHO'S THERE?"
NOBODY IN SKARY INDIANA SEEMS TO
KNOW FOR SURE...


It appears that everyone in Skary, Indiana, is having an identity crisis of epic proportions-including the town itself. Once known as the haunt of the world's most popular horror writer, Wolfe "Boo" Boone, Skary started losing tourist business after Boo abruptly abandoned his career. Now the little town with the big marketing hook is up a creek-and on the brink of bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, the former best-selling author is selling cars and wondering, like the rest of the world, if he'll ever write again. Yet even as Boo's literary career gracelessly plummets, his fiancee, wholesome Ainsley Parker, is shooting to stardom as the media's darling new domestic diva.

Weave in a dreaming bride with a bargain dress and a few too many pounds on her hips, an unconventional therapist who has Skary in his thrall, a depressed cat, a dogged busybody, and a horde of strange, ghostly figures traipsing in and out of the woods, and it's easy to see why Skary is the quirkiest-and most charming-town around.

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the author of bestseller Boo, Ghost Writer, and Troubled Waters.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.

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6 2024 The Book of Enoch
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The Book of Enoch, is an ancient, non-canonical Jewish work. Estimates vary on the actual dates of authorship. However, Enoch was alive during the Antediluvian period as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Fragments of the text, were discovered in cave 4 of the Qumran caves in 1948.

Enoch, born in the 7th generation from Adam, was the grandfather of Noah. Enoch prophesied concerning the judgments on mankind (Jude 14-15 & Enoch 1:9). Enoch says his prophetic words were not for his generation but for a “generation of elect and righteous people far in the future that would be living in the day of tribulation when all the wicked and godless are to be removed.” (Enoch 1:1). He compiled his visions and prophecies into a book of parables and passed the secrets on to Noah (The book of Enoch 68:1).

Among the secrets passed down, Enoch gives a more detailed accounting of the relationship between the fallen angels (watchers) and the daughters of men in Genesis 6:2-4. He reveals the secrets of the luminaries and the weather and concludes with a prophesy concerning the condition of man and purging of the evil on earth. - Summary by CJ Plogue
7 1998 2021 The Case for Christ, Revised & Updated
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New York Times best seller!

Over 5 million copies sold!


Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity.

Strobel asks challenging questions like:

  • How reliable is the New Testament?
  • Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?
  • Is Jesus who he said he was?
  • Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?

Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics.
8 1998 The Case for Christ
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A Seasoned Journalist Chases Down
the Biggest Story in History


Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God?

Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Strobel challenges them with questions like How reliable is the New Testament?  Does evidence exist for Jesus outside the Bible?  Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?.

Strobel's tough, point-blank questions make this remarkable book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel.  But it's not fiction.  It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure.

What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?

"Lee Strobel probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth of biblical Christianity."
Bruce M. Metzger, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

"Lee Strobel asks the questions a tough-minded skeptic would ask.  His book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner.  Every inquirer should have it."
Phillip E. Johnson, Law Professor, University of California at Berkeley

"Utterly fascinating. I wholeheartedly recommend it."
Ravi Zacharias, Ravi Zacharias Ministries

LEE STROBEL, with a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School, was an award-winning journalist at the Chicago Tribune.  Today this former spiritual skeptic is a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago.
9 2010 2018 The Christian AtheistCraig Groeschel  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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10 1993 Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian BeliefsJ I Packer  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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11 2020 Dangerous Prayers
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CHANGE YOUR PRAYERS.
CHANGE YOUR LIFE.


Do you ever wonder, "Why doesn't God answer my prayers?" Do you wish you could see the evidence that prayer changes lives? Are you tired of playing it safe with your faith?

Prayer moves the heart of God, but some prayers move Him more than others do. He wants more for us than a tepid faith and halfhearted routines at the dinner table. He's called you to a life of courage, not comfort.

This book will show you how to pray the prayers that search your soul, break your habits, and send you to pursue the calling God has for you. But be warned: if you're fine with settling for what's easy, or you're OK with staying on the sidelines, this book isn't for you. You'll be challenged. You'll be tested. You'll be moved to take a long, hard look at your heart.

You'll be inspired to pray boldly. To pray powerfully. To pray with fire. You'll see how you can trade ineffective prayers and lukewarm faith for raw, daring prayers that will push you to new levels of passion and fulfillment. You'll discover the secret to overcome fears of loss, rejection, failure, and the unknown and welcome the blessings God has for you.

You'll gain the courage it takes to pray dangerous prayers.

New York Times bestselling author CRAIG GROESCHEL is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church,an innovative church meeting in multiple locations around the United States and one of the largest churches in the world.  He is the author of several books and hosts the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast.  He is the Summit Champion for the Global Leadership Network, which reaches hundreds of thousands of leaders around the world annually.  Craig and his wife, Amy, live in Oklahoma.  Visit www.craiggroschel.com to connect with Craig.
12 1997 1998 Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds
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With all of the complicated debate swirling around the topic of evolution, is there an easy way to understand the basic issues without oversimplifying?  Philip Johnson says there is: the key to defeating the false claims of Darwinism is to open our minds to good thinking habits.  Here is first-rate advice on avoiding common mistakes in discussions about evolution, understanding the legacy of the Scopes trial, spotting deceptive arguments, and grasping the basic scientific issues without getting bogged down in unnecessary details.

In the bestselling and critically acclaimed Darwin on Trial and Reason in the Balance, Phillip Johnson exposes the misleading claims of evolutionary naturalism.  Defeating Darwinism provides a new a powerful treatment of these issues for high-school students, parents, teachers, pastors, youth advisors and ordinary readers.  Johnson aims not just to defeat a bad theory; but to defeat it the right way - by opening minds to the truth.

Praise for Phillip Johnson's work:
"Phillip Johnson is our age's clearest thinker on the issue of evolution and its impact on society.  Quickly cutting through the technical brush, Johnson goes straight to the logical foundations of the controversy and exposes the fallacies propping up the decaying edifice of Darwinism."
MICHAEL BEHE author of Darwin's Black Box

"[Johnson's] brilliant analysis shows how Darwinst assumptions underlie current controversies in ethics, law, education and public policy."
CHARLES COLSON

"Phillip Johnson is an author who is siply to be read, and closely studied, by all who wish to understand the forces that actually govern the intellectual world in the United States today."
DALLAS WILLARD Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California

Phillip E. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard and the University of Chicago.  He was a law clerk for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the United States Supreme Court and has taught law for thirty years at the University of California at Berkley.
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14 2014 2018 From This Day Forward
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Five commitments to fail-proof your marriage =

Everyone dreams of a fairy-tale marriage - the perfect spouse, the perfect home, the perfect family.  But reality tells us that these expectations don't hold up very long.  Many studies indicate that close to fifty percent of marriages don't make it.  With those odds, is it even possible to have a good marriage - let alone a great one?  New York Times bestselling author and pastor Craig Groeschel insists you can but not if you approach it like everyone else does.

Craig and his wife, Amy, show single adults and married couples how to conquer the odds and find the joy, passion, and strength of a marriage built by God.

Craig and Amy open their hearts, share personal experiences, and walk you through five powerful commitments you can make to fail-proof your marriage:
  1. Seek God.
  2. Fight fair.
  3. Have fun.
  4. Stay pure.
  5. Never give up.


If you earnestly choose to do all five of these things, you will discover a richer, deeper, more authentic marriage.

Starting right now - from this day forward.

CRAIG GROESCHEL is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pacesetting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.  He is the author of several books, including Fight, Altar Ego, Soul Detox, Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.

AMY GROESCHEL is a home educating mom and leads LifeChurch.tv's women's ministry.  She is also the founder of Branch15, a nonprofit housing ministry that helps marginalized women and has co-authored SOAR, a Bible study for women.
15 2000 2004 Ghost Writer
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Someone has discovered things about his past he had thought were long forgotten...

For years the "golden boy" of his publishing house, Senior Editor Jonathan Harper finds his life at a crossroads. His 20-year marriage appears to be faltering, fueling a growing restlessness. At work, his recent projects have been financially disappointing, and his most successful author has gone into retirement. The pressure is on. Jonathan needs to deliver--he needs to prove he's still got the touch.

When a manila envelope arrives on his desk, no different than the dozens already stacked high, Jonathan thinks little of it. But as he begins to read the opening pages of the manuscript, he discovers it bears an eerie similarity to his own childhood--too similar to pass off as mere fiction. He embarks on a search for the anonymous author, but his true quest is something much deeper....

A griping tale of a soul-shaking journey that will change a man's life -- and his heart forever.

"Don't start reading GHOSTWRITER after dinner unless you can afford to miss most of a night's sleep."
KATHY TYERS
author of the FREEBIRD trilogy
16 1973 The Great Divorce
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C. S. Lewis' dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside.

In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven? This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C. S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and on what God really offers us.
17 2001 2005 Harry Potter and the Bible
...and the Bible #5
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HARRY POTTER and his magical adventures as a wizard-in-training continue to mesmerize millions worldwide.  Related products such as trading cards, role-playing games, clothing and even furniture have flooded the market.

But several questions must be asked: Does Harry offer any moral lessons for today's children?  Is Harry's magick* truly fictional or is it based on actual occultism?  How do the Harry Potter tales compare with other fantasy books like those written by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien?

In this user-friendly and helpful volume, Richard Abanes answers these questions, provides a hard look at America's not-so-subtle drift toward paganism and examines the reasons why God says "no" to occultism.

Harry Potter and the Bible will help you make wise choices for your family.

*THE WORD MAGIC REFERS TO STAGE ILLUSIONS BY SLEIGHT-OF-HAND, WEREAS "MAGICK" REFERS TO OCCULT PRACTICES.

"Why has J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire become the fastest selling book in literature history?  Abanes not only provides the answer, but also equipes the reader to discern between helpful fantasy literature like The Chronicles of Narnia and harmful fascination with the Potter series."

HANK HANEGRAAFF, President
Christian Research Institute



"Richard Abanes' much-needed book provides a rare voice of sanity, reason and biblical discernment....  [He] meticulously inspects the Potter books and reveals their close connection to nearly every facet of the occult....  This is an important book for parents, grandparents, educators and pastors."

From the Foreward by DOUG GROOTHUIS, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Denver Seminary



RICHARD ABANES is the author/co-author of nearly a dozen books on cults, the occult and world religions.  He has also written for magazines and journals including CBA Marketplace, Christian Retailing, Christianity Today, Charisma, Christian Life, Ministries Today, Moody Magazine and Christian Research Journal.  Richard is the recipient of "The Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America" for "outstanding work on intollerance in North America," and the Evangelical Press Association's "Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award" for an article on occults that appeared in Moody Magazine.  From 1997 to 2000, Richard served on the staff of Southern California's Saddlebach Church as a minister/teacher, worship leader and Director of Creative Arts.  He has also produced two full-length CDs of original contemporary music.

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18 2018 2018 Hope in the Dark
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Trusting God When You Can't Trust Others.
Knowing God Hears You When Others Don't.
Finding Light Even When It's Dark.


Have you ever found yourself in a difficult time and felt like you had no one to turn to, no answers, no help?  You may even start to wonder if the God you've always trusted is even there.  And if he is, does he care about you, about what you are enduring?

With real-life compassion, Pastor Craig Groeschel offers you Hope in the Dark, a book that reveals experiences of everyday people who have felt alone, as well as the little-known biblical story of Habakkuk and how he struggled with trust and doubt.  Through these stories and insights, you'll discover how God can meet you even in life's most difficult moments.  You'll find how you really can know and discover a good and loving God, but the key is in wrestling with the pain, struggling through doubts, and even living with unanswered questions.  Hope in the Dark shows you how.

This brave, soul-nourishing message comes from the senior pastor of Life.Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in the world, and will bring you the strength, light, and hope you need.  Hope in the Dark is for those who are hurting, and for those who are afraid that their faith may be failing.  It offers the great, glorious knowledge that God is right there with you, especially when you need him most.

New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple locations around the United States.  He is the author of several books, including Divine Direction, Liking Jesus, Fight, The Christian Atheist, and It.  He and his wife, Amy, live in the Edmond, Oklahoma, area and have six children, two sons-in-law, and one grandson.
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20 1979 2006 MacArthur Study Bible
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The MacArthur Study Bible

John MacArthur, Author and General Editor

FOR THIRTY YEARS, THIRTY HOURS A WEEK, Dr. John MacArthur pored over every page of Scripture.  Explored every verse.  Dug into every difficult passage.

As he studied, he combined the exegetical skills of a world-class scholar with the wisdom and warmth of an experienced pastor.

The result is more than just another study Bible.  It is the work of a lifetime.  A true classic that will set standards for decades to come.

In this day of specialized Bibles, The MacArthur Study Bible is a breath of fresh air.  Because it doesn't just fit your lifestyle.  It transforms your life.

No other study Bible does such a breakthrough job of explaining the historical context, unfolding the meaning of the text, and placing it within a theological framework.

For in the end, nothing has more power to change your life than a clear and accurate understanding of God's Word.

Featuring the word-for-word accuracy of the New King James Version, The MacArthur Study Bible is perfect for serious study.  Right there on the page beside the NKJV text are helpful charts, maps, outlines and articles.  Along with thousands of study notes personally written by Dr. MacArthur at the Master's Seminary (where Dr. MacArthur is president).

So while some popular study Bibles present multiple viewpoints, MacArthur's notes always point you towards a single destination: God's unchanging truth.

And unlike past "classics" burdened by outdated theological systems, The MacArthur Study Bible strives to let the systems go and allow the Word of God to speak.  So day after day, year after year, you can always count on hearing something new.

After all, that is precisely what you should expect from the work of a lifetime - a lifetime of discovery in God's Word.

FEATURES
 •  New King James Version Text
 •  20,000 Study Notes
 •  Introduction to the Bible
 •  Thorough Book Introductions and Outlines
 •  12-Page Outline of Systematic Theology
 •  200-Page Topical Index
 •  Archacology and the Bible
 •  Names of God
 •  Table of Weights and Measures
 •  The Tabernacle / Temple Floor Plan
 •  Messianic Prophecies in OT Chart
 •  Diagrams of Jerusalem
 •  Miracles of Jesus Chart
 •  Parables of Jesus Chart
 •  Timeline of OT Patriarchs / Judges
 •  Timeline of OT Kings / Prophets
 •  Timeline of Babylonian Captivity
 •  Timeline of Between the Testaments
 •  Timeline of OT Chronology
 •  Timeline of NT Chronology
 •  Harmony of the Gospels
 •  Harmony of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles
 •  Jewish Calendar
 •  Jewish Feasts
 •  Over 20 Bible Maps

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21 1943 2009 Mere Christianity
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MERE CHRISTIANITY

First broadcast as informal radio "talks" and later published as three separate books.  The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality are presented together in Mere Christianity.  In his remarkably  direct and accessible style, the renowned Christian apologist shows how the power of Christianity manifests itself - not in any single denomination but as "mere" Christianity, a total force.  For Lewis sets out to prove only that "in the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergencies of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice."

"Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way." - Anthony Burgess, The New York Times Book Review

"The point about reading C. S. Lewis is that he makes you sure, whatever you believe, that religion accepted or rejected means something extremely serious, demanding the entire energy of the mind." - Harpers

"If wit and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites to passage through the pearly gates, Mr. Lewis will be among the angels." - The New Yorker

"A legacy of solid, genial Christianity." - Commonweal

C. S. Lewis was a professor at Cambridge and Oxford universities.  His other bestselling books include The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Space Trilogy, all available from Collier Books.
22 2021 Midnight Dad Devotional
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DISCOVER THE HEART, WISDOM, AND STRENGTH THAT CONNECT YOU TO YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.

Every stage of being a dad comes with its own set of challenges.  But one challenge encompasses them all: how do I become the best dad I can be?

In this devotional, author Becky Thompson joins her dad, Dr. Mark Pitts, to lead you on a journey of discovering the Father's heart so you can be encouraged, strengthened, and challenged in your role as a dad.

The Midnight Dad Devotional Facebook community has become a global movement of prayer and encouragement fof dads looking for support through every quiet - or not-so-quiet - night.

Now in this book, you will find 100 connections to the Father's heart with reflections and prayers to give you:

  • Strength for each night and the day ahead
  • Wisdom from the Bible for difficult circumstances
  • Affirmation of the importance of your role
  • Reassurance that God is with you


Join the global prayer movement with dads just like you.
23 1985 Morning by Morning
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As the day begins, it is fitting to open our eyes and hearts to our Creator.  Morning devotions anchor the soul so that it is less likely to stmble on the day's journey.  Spurgeon said that to rush from bed to business without first talking to God is as foolish as forgetting to bathe or dress or as unwise as dashing into battle without arms or armor.

A DAY OF GRACE BEGINS
WITH TIME SPENT ALONE WITH GOD


Morning by Morning

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Known as the Prince of Preachers, Charles H. Spurgeon became so popular that his published Sunday sermons were literally sold by the ton.  He continually appealed to his audiences to allow the Lord to minister to them individually.  Highlighted with splashes of spontaneous, delightful humor, his teachings still provide direction to all who are seeking true joy and genuine intimacy with God.
24 1973 1977 Noah's Ark: Fable or Fact?
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Noah's Ark:
Fable or Fact?


Does Noah's Ark still exist?  Can modern man still believe the ancient Biblical story of the Flood?  Can we accept the as truth the ever-increasing rumors that Noah's great ship has been sighted, and even photographed and entered, during the past century of time?  Is it possible that the widely-publicized and frequently-displayed pieces of hand-tooled timber recovered by Fernand Navarra from a crevasse high on Mount Ararat in 1955, and again in 1969, were once actually a part of the Ark?

These, and many other questions relating to this controversial subject, have stirred the imagination and excited the curiosity of many thoughtful persons today.  To provide satisfactory answers to as many of these questions as possible is the purpose of this book.  It is the result of 27 years of persistent, painstaking investigation into the subject by Eryl Cummings, and contains authenticated accounts of the various reported modern sightings of the Ark since 1840.

This fascinating book by Violet Cummings, wife of the famed explorer who has five times climbed the Mountain of Ararat in attempts to rediscover the Ark of Noah, examines the evidence of the ten expeditions who have sighted the Ark in the last 117 years.
25 1914 On Prayer and the Contemplative Life
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26 1943 1989 Out of the Silent Planet
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Out of the Silent Planet

"C.S. Lewis... is a master of fantasy"
Saturday Review

"...a delicious book, full of wisdom and savor"
Christopher Morley

"A delightful fantasy"
New York  Herald Tribune

C. S. LEWIS, perhaps best known author of The Screwtape Letters, was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University until his death in 1963.  He also wrote the well-loved Chronicles of Narnia, a series of stories for children, as well as nonfiction, including The Problem of Pain and Miracles.
27 1944 1989 Perelandra
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PERALANDRA

A sharp, sophisticated fantasy dealing with an old problem - temptation - in a new world - Peralandra.  The newest planet in C.S. Lewis's celebrated space world, Peralandra (the Planet Venus), has been invaded by the devil's agent in the shape of an English physicist, Dr. Watson.  Evil joins battle with good, represented by Ransom the philologist, as Peralandra and its Queen and Lady-Mother face the choice between ascending to perfection or following an older world to corruption.

This is the second book in the famous space trilogy which began with Out of the Silent Plant and is concluded with That Hideous Strength.

C.S. LEWIS, once called England's modern John Bunyan, is well known for the range of his literary talents, from scholarly studies of medieval literature to children's stories.  Professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University until his death in 1963, Lewis wrote, among other books, the best-selling The Screwtape Letters.
28 1988 1990 Piercing the Darkness
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29 1692 2016 Practice of the Presence of GodBrother Lawrence  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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30 2005 Prayers and Promises for Dads
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Ye fathers... bring [your children] up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
EPHESIANS 6:4

Fathers face many special chellenges in life - challenges that call for specific prayer.  What better basis for those prayers than God's own perfect Word?

Prayers and Promises for Dads is a powerful collection of contemporary prayers, each based on a carefully-selected Bible promise.  It will help you seek God's blessing in the practical, day-to-day issues of your life as a father.
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32 1959 2019 The Screwtape Letters
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The Most Original Christian Writer of Our Century

"C.S. Lewis is the most popular Christian theologician being published today."  - The Christian Book Club

"Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way."  - Anthony Burgess, The New York Times Book Review

"Apparently this Oxford don and Cambridge professor is going to be around for a long time; he called himself a dinosaur but he seems to speak to people where they are."  - Chad Walsh, The Washington Post Book World

"Christians are turning again to a master of lucid apologetics whose religious imagination also encompassed fairy tales and space odysseys."  - John B. Breslin, America

"A legacy of solid, genial Christianity."  - Dorothy Dohen, Commonweal

C.S. Lewis was a professor of Medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge university.  His previous bestselling Macmillan books include Mere Christianity and Miracles as well as The Chronicles of Narnia and Space Trilogy.
33 1934 1999 The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life
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"A practical handbook of spiritual development...  [Fox] gives his readers a profound outlook upon life, and an absolutely fresh scale of values."
- The New York Times Book Review

What did Jesus teach?  Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet Fox's answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple.  The Bible is a "textbook of metaphysics" and the teachings of Jesus express - without dogma - a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be.  For Fox, Jesus was "no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be."

In his most popular work, Emmet Fox shows how to:
  • Understand the true nature of divine wisdom
  • Tap into the power of prayer
  • Develop a completly integrated and fully expressed personality
  • Transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs
  • Claim our divine right to the full abundance of life

Scientist, philosopher, and spiritual teacher, Emmet Fox (1886-1951) lectured widely on his method for tapping the realm of infinite power that surrounds us.

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34 2012 2018 Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World
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Praise for Soul Detox

"In Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel digs his heels in and actually names all those pesky behaviors that so often get us into trouble.  Don't read Soul Detox without a sturdy pair of steel-toed boots, because Craig isn't afraid to step on your toes."
- Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host

"In Soul Detox, you will learn from a man who has earned the right to speak through his personal integrity and leadership in the body of Christ.  So prepare yourself to embrace God's purpose for your life by letting go of toxic sins that are holding you back."
-Steven Furtick, lead pastor, Elevation Church; author of Sun Stand Still

"In order to be holy and transformed into the image of Jesus, we all need a regular soul detox.  When we allow his light to shine into our darkness, healing and wholeness come.  A timely message for our generation."
- Christine Caine, founder of The A21 Campaign

"In Soul Detox, Crag Groeschel shines a light on those dark, secret corners of our spiritual lives that we'd probably rather just ignore.  He pinpoints widespread virulent cultural influences that corrode the soul and tarnish our relationship with God.  Read Soul Detox and gain powerful tools essential for stripping away that cultural grime and reclaiming God's greatest desires for our lives."
- Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Pointe Community Church

"In Soul Detox, Craig Groeschel does an excellent job of teaching how broken people can find hope and healing in the midst of today's challenges.  I have great respect for Craig as a thinker and leader, and I recommend this book."
- John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert

"Since soft words produce hard people and hard words produce soft people, Groeschel's difficult challenge to his readers to reflect on possible toxins in their soul that are poisoning their personal holiness is a welcome addition in an evangelical culture that minimizes sin and offers cheap grace."
- Mark Driscoll, founder and preaching pastor of Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA

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The Ultimate Spiritual Intervention

When we recognize the toxins that assault us daily, and discover ways to live in this world without absorbing these toxins into our souls, we can experience the ultimate spiritual intervention!

Clean Living in a Contaminated World

With a fresh look at the word of God, vulnerable honesty, and his trademark humor, bestselling author Craig Groeschel unpacks ways to strengthen our spiritual health and our positive influence on others.

Soul Detox reveals how to overcome toxins that assault us daily, including toxic influences, toxic emotions, and toxic behaviors.  More than an insightful look at the negative aspects of our day-to-day culture, this grace-filled guide will challenge you out of complacency into a life of clean, pure, and focused living based on the freeing standard of God's holiness.  Jesus calls his followers to a radically different lifestyle than the carcinogenic culture we see around us.

Despite the atmosphere around you, you can richly enjoy life and live it abundantly when you submit to a soul detox.

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CRAIG GROESCHEL

is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multicampus church, and creator of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.  He is the author of several books, including Weird, The Christian Atheist, and It. Craig, his wife. Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
35 2004 2005 The Splitting Storm
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A massive storm
that splits in two...
a splitting storm.
One part dies out.
The other grows stronger.


Special Agent Mick Kline courts danger.  When he isn't chasing criminals, he's chasing storms.  Then his brother is brutally murdered, and Mick is convinced that Aaron died at the hands of a serial killer.  Ignoring the counsel of friends, fellow agents, and police, he launches his own quest for the truth.

Years before and miles away, Faith Kemper survived an attack that claimed her husband's life - but it stole her sight and shattered her faith.  Now she's hiding, hoping to disappear in a tiny Texas town.  Then a knock on the door from an FBI agent investigating his brother's murder begins to unravel her safety net.

Faith's fear and Mick's thirst for revenge pit them against a faceless killer whose soul harbors a storm of its own.

"Rene Gutteridge is a fine writer who skillfully tells this story driven by interesting characters and an inriguing plot.  The Splitting Storm is a page-turner - it really held my interest.
RANDY ALCORN,
best-selling author of Safely Home

I highly recommend The Splitting Storm.  In it I found suspense, mystery, touches of humor, and a spiritual beam shining through that held it all together.  Another Gutteridge winner!"
JAMES SCOTT BELL,
Christy-Award winning author of Breach of Promise

RENE GUTTERIDGE is the best-selling author of Ghost Writer, Troubled Waters, and Boo.  She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.
36 1985 2008 Spurgeon: A New Biography
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SPURGEON
A New Biography
ARNOLD
DALLIMORE

It was fitting that Dr Arnold Dallimore (1911-98), author of a two-volume Life of George Whitefield (and more recently of The Life of Edward Irving) should then give us a book on Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92).  It was in 1962 that the four-volume Autobiography qf [sic] Spurgeon was republished in two volumes, with considerable rearrangement, but, even so, the Autobiography is too long to serve as a popular introduction.  Accordingly Dr Dallimore, using these two volumes and other dependable sources, produced a much more concise narrative of Spurgeon's life.  He also set out 'to understand and present something of the inner man - Spurgeon in his praying, his sufferings and depressions, his weaknesses and strengths; in his triumphs, humour, joys, and incredible accomplishments.'

It is no easy task to depict 'so tremendous a personality' as that of Spurgeon in a brief volume, but in 250 pages it is here accomplished, and with a large measure of success.  It will meet the need of those completely ignorant of Spurgeon and his vast achievements, but will stir also the interest of all who value a unique ministry, yielding 62 volumes of 'deathless' sermons and many other highly valuable publications.

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37 1993 2005 Tender Warrior
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"This is the time for real men to emerge."

"In the midst of a culture where men desperately grope to understand what it means to be a man, Tender Warrior presents a clearly defined model of Christian manhood, teaching us how to be tender, yet tough - sensitive, yet strong."
RON MEHL, pastor, Beaverton Foursquare Church, Portland, Oregon

"Stu Weber challenges us to be the men which God intended.  For the sake of our wives, our children, and our nation, I hope that every American male will read and heed this memorable book."
DAN COATS, U.S. Senator, Indiana

"First Howard Hendricks spoke and I wanted to speak.  Then Chuck Swindoll crafted phrases that brought black ink to life.  Dobson touted the family, Colson championed the prisoner, and Hybels redefined transparency.  And now... Stu Weber models that type of leadership at a level equal to these men.  Tender Warrior is breakthrough stuff."
DR. RON JENSON, chairman, High/Ground

"Tender Warrior provides hope for men by challenging their assumptions and shaping their convictions.  Read it. Devour it.  Then live it.  This is the time for real men to emerge."
DENNIS RAINEY, executive director; FamilyLife

"Tender Warrior is a passionate, soul-stirring masculine manifesto."
DR. ROBERT LEWIS, pastor; Fellowship Bible Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

"In a day of extremism, you will find a refreshing and respectful balance in Stu Weber's treatment of man and woman, husband and wife, father and son.  It will grip your heart.  You will want to read it again and again."
DR. EARL D, RADMACHER, chancellor; Western Seminary Phoenix

"This book is for every man.  Chapter Eight alone - 'Does Anyone Here Speak Woman?' - is worth the price of the book.  Tender Warrior is truly a 'wake-up call' for men, written by one who personifies confidence in his manhood."
DR. JOE ALDRICH, president, Multnomah School of the Bible

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What is a Tender Warrior?

It's tough being a man - especially in a culture that isn't sure what manhood means.  What do women want? many men wonder.  What do people expect of me?  What do my children need?

Leader.  Protector.  Friend.  Lover.  Men are expected to fill a wide variety of roles.  It can be extremely difficult to achieve a healthy balance.  But God has provided a powerful blueprint for balanced manhood, and Stu Weber takes an in-depth, life-changing look at the plan in Tender Warrior.

A TENDER WARRIOR...

* watches out for what lies ahead - like a wagon train scout;
* keeps his commitments, even when it's painful to do so;
* has a tender heart beating beneath his armor;
* recognizes that he is "under higher orders";
* learns to speak "Woman";
* understands that his life will impact generations;
* practices releasing his children like arrows;
* locks arms with other men; and
* looks a lot like Christ.

These characteristics can be yours.  So find out how you can achieve balanced manhood in Tender Warrior, an in-depth look at God's Intention for a Man.

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About the Author

Stu Weber
is a pastor who loves his wife, his kids, and the Church.  He also has a passion to help other men become the men God intended them to be.

Sixteen years ago, Stu and his wife Linda partnered together in the founding of Good Shepherd Community Church, one of Oregon's larger church families.  They speak together at FamilyLife marriage and parenting conferences across the nation, and Stu serves on the governing boards of several regional and national ministry organizations.

Dr. Weber graduated from Wheaton College and holds advanced degrees from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.  A U.S. Army veteran, he won three bronze stars as a Green Beret in Vietnam.

Stu and Linda have three sons: Kent (24), Blake (22), and Ryan (18).
38 1946 1989 That Hideous Strength
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THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH

"Biting wit, superlatively nonsensical excitement, challenging implications."
New York Times

"No one in the least susceptible to Mr. Lewis's conjurations... can drop the book at all."
Saturday Review

"Well-written, fast-paced satirical fantasy"
Time

C. S. Lewis was, until his death in 1963, professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University.  He wrote the famous Screwtape Letters, the Narnia stories for children, and a number of nonfiction books, including The Problem of Pain and Miracles.
39 1769 2023 The Holy Bible: King James Version
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(KJV) King James Study Bible
Bible study story of "Jesus Turns Water into Wine" in the final chapter
Have you heard this very popular bible story?

This newer edition of the King James Bible published in 1769 is usually preferred by most that read it over the older 1611 version.

This 1769 edition is highly sought after due to being more reader/listener friendly than the 1611 since many typos were fixed....

We hope your new audio bible will go everywhere with you and be a blessing for years to come.
40 1986 1990 This Present Darkness
This Present Darkness #1
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"For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness..."
(Ephesians 6:12, RSV)


Ashton is just a typical small town.  But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful pastor begin to compare notes, they suddenly find themselves fighting a hideous New Age plot to subjugate the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race.

Not since The Screwtape Letters has there been a novel with as much insight into spiritual warfare and the necessity of prayer.  Fast-moving, riveting reading ranking with the best thrillers on the bookshelf.
41 1981 Thru the Bible, Vol. 1: Genesis-Deuteronomy
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42 1982 Thru the Bible, Vol. 2: Joshua-Psalms
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43 1982 Thru the Bible, Vol. 3: Proverbs - Malachi
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44 1983 2024 Thru the Bible, Vol. 4: Matthew - Romans
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45 1983 Thru the Bible, Vol. 5: I Conrinthians - Revelation
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46 2003 2004 Troubled Waters
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Troubled Waters

"GUTTERIDGE'S DEBUT NOVEL GHOST WRITER MAKES HER AN AUTHOR TO WATCH."

- LIBRARY JOURNAL

Coming home to Kansas after years of being away, Macey Steigal finds her inner self begin to unravel.  She came simply to bury her father, then return immediately to her big-city career.  The past would have to remain where it was - behind her, deeply buried.  But once she arrives again at the old farmhouse, a roiling current of memories carries her back to the reasons she left in the first place.

RENE GUTTERIDGE'S deft touch makes memorable her lifelike portrait of characters struggling with issues universal to the human experience.  A stroy of love, healing and renewal, with secret aplenty simmering just beneath the surface, Troubled Waters explores with insight and verve the challenges of faith and doubt.
47 2011 2018 Weird
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Praise for Weird

"I've got bad news: 'Normal' stinks! The normal family is broke, stressed, over-worked, and generally unhappy.  If we want God's best for our families, faith, and finances, we've got to stop striving for normal - and start being weird!"
- Dave Ramsey, host of The Dave Ramsey Show and bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover

"Craig Groeschel is the weirdest person I've ever known. And once you've read this book, you'll understand - that's the highest compliment I could ever pay him.  His passion for God, integrity, and wisdom are abnormal.  He approaches his relationship with God on a level that compels all of us to go higher.  And it's these very distinctions that make him the perfect person to help you stand apart from a world that is dying in a sea of normalcy. I can't recommend Weird highly enough."
- Steven Furtick, senior pastor of Elevation Church and author of Sun Stand Still

"Craig Groeschel has always been different ... in a good sort of way.  Weird will motivate you to abandon the normal path and live for Jesus with all your heart."
- Jentezen Franklin, pastor of Free Chapel and author of the New York Times bestselling book Fasting

"Craig Groeschel is weird in the best kind of way.  If anyone can give advice on how to be set apart from the world and just plain weird for God, it's him!  His book WEIRD: Because Normal Isn't Working is a must read!"
- Christine Caine, director of Equip & Empower Ministries and author of The Core Issue

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Normal Isn't Working

Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted.  Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving.  Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead.  In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life.  And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of Scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives.

Simply put, normal isn't working.

"When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort."

Journey with author and pastor Craig Groeschel as he shares a Christ-centered philosophy, on everything from money to scheduling to purity, that will help you break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God's grace and the truth of his Word.


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CRAIG GROESCHEL

is the founding and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv, a pace-setting multicampus church and creators of the popular and free YouVersion Bible App.  He is the author of several books including The Christian Atheist and It.  Craig, his wife, Amy, and their six children live in Edmond, Oklahoma.






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