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Karen Kingsbury

Building a Bridge of Hope

Christian author Karen Kingsbury’s aspiration for her latest novel is to inspire readers with optimism and promise. read more

Multiply

Francis Chan and Mark Beuving (David C. Cook)

Francis Chan’s newest title, Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples seems at first to be a straightforward book about the imperative for making disciples of Jesus and fulfilling the Great Commission. But as you delve further into the book, it switches gears and becomes an instruction manual to a basic understanding of Scripture—with material that could be used to make disciples (including study questions and links to video commentary with Chan and pastor/author David Platt).

As you continue through the book, it occurs to you that this is a marvelous holistic presentation of the gospel. And then it comes back full circle to making disciples. So which is it: A) A book about the importance of discipleship? B) A guide to understanding the Scriptures? C) An excellent introduction to Christianity? 

The answer is: D) All of the above.

Multiply makes evident that a holistic presentation of the gospel cannot be separated from an exhortation to both evangelize and make disciples. Chan and Mark Beuving demonstrate from Genesis to Revelation how God planned to create a people for Himself, how He had a plan from the beginning to remedy humanity’s fall through Jesus, and how His followers have a part in that plan.

The Old Testament prophesies of the coming of both a perfect savior and king; the New Testament demonstrates how salvation was accomplished and how Jesus now comes to the world through the church as it proclaims the Good News.

Regardless of how Multiply is categorized, it is an exceptional teaching resource on many levels. read more

Open Heaven

Tommy Tenney (Destiny Image) 

The God Chasers author Tommy Tenney has big plans to remodel churches across the country—not ones of brick and mortar, but of flesh and blood. In Open Heaven: The Secret Power of a Door Keeper, Tenney hopes to restore the collapsing pillars of passionate worship, reopen the windows of the soul so God’s glory can flood in, and equip doorkeepers to monitor their ear and eye gates to experience an open heaven. read more

Secrets of Intercessory Prayer

Jack Hayford (Chosen Books) 

Most believers are taught to pray, but how many of us were instructed in intercession? Respected pastor Jack Hayford’s latest book teaches intercessors how to maximize their prayer impact on behalf of others. He reveals keys such as praying for those you’d rather not, applying God’s promises, and discerning between “spiritual pornography” and spiritual intimacy. read more

Life Mastery

Bob Shank (Regal) 

Do you tend to separate your career goals from your family goals, while setting both apart from your spiritual goals? Marketplace mentor Bob Shank says that believers need to mesh their personal objectives with their spiritual relationship with God to fully realize their potential. He unpacks six keys for mastering life as an integrated whole, found through the life of Christ. read more

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