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The Busy Family Bible & NIV Couples’ Devotional Bible

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OK, so this pick’s a two-for-one; but beyond offering God’s Word in an easy-to-read version, The Busy Family Bible and the NIV
Couples’ Devotional Bible
 provide on-the-go families with everything from fun family activities to Bible study tools to devotionals on sex, money and parenting. read more

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Faithful Families

(Thomas Nelson)

Dave Stone


Though he’s the senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., Stone’s life blessing is his family—and it shows in the first two books of his Faithful Families series releasing this month. Raising Your Kids to Love the Lord and Building Family Ties With Faith, Love and Laughter both use practical, Scripture-based principles and humor to teach families how to glorify God in every relationship. read more

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Discover Your Kid’s Spiritual Gifts

(Regal)

Adam Stadtmiller


By helping your children—no matter what age—recognize and release their unique, God-given gifts, you can develop a sense of identity in them that will serve them for life. read more

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Growing Great Kids

(Charisma House)

Kate Battistelli


The mother of award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli shares how she raised her child to follow God’s calling and gives biblical wisdom as to how other parents can too. read more

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Busy Mom’s Guide to ...

(Tyndale House)

Paul C. Reisser, M.D.


A family physician for more than 30 years, Reisser knows the questions moms have as they walk through everything from the “terrible twos” to teen hormones. The Busy Mom’s Guide to ... series features a trio of parenting books targeting young children, teens and family nutrition, and puts vital information in a comprehensive yet practical, question-and-answer format. read more

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40 Days of Community

Rick Warren
Zondervan

Building on his mega-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life, Rick Warren explores how the Christian life is better when Christians are together in 40 Days of Community. The six-session set looks at how God works through people in community, in their churches and other groupings. Episodes include: “What Matters Most;” “Reaching Out Together;” “Belonging Together;” “Growing Together;” “Serving Together;” and “Worshiping Together.” Also available are the 40 Days of Community Devotional and 40 Days of Community Study Guide. —Andy Butcher read more

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Change Your Life in a Day

Using biblical affirmations and motivating examples, The 24-Hour Turn-Around (Revell) challenges readers to commit 24 hours to learning life-changing principles. Once applied, believers will be equipped to make life-altering decisions for their career, health, relationships and overall attitude. read more

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Breaking Jezebel’s Yoke


In The Jezebel Yoke, Sandie Freed exposes the Jezebel spirit and its demonic allies, while also sharing how you can overcome the deceptive tactics used by these dark forces to control you. read more

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An Essential Guide to the Gift of Healing


Ron Phillips

Many believers question how the Holy Spirit’s power actually works in our lives. In An Essential Guide to the Gift of Healing, Ron Phillips explains a facet of this by exploring the gift of healing and providing clear and comprehensive biblical background and support for the practice.

A Spirit-filled Southern Baptist pastor, Phillips brings balance to the topic, examining the many avenues that lead to healing and health. Filled with illustrations from Phillips’ own life and the lives of others, this guide reveals God’s power to touch and heal lives—even today. Though the Bible is filled with miraculous accounts of healing, many believers overlook Christ’s promise that they can do even “greater works than these” (John 14:12). Yet as Phillips contends, the Holy Spirit who activated miracles in the early church is the same Holy Spirit who equips believers today. read more

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C.S. Lewis’ ‘Screwtape on Stage’ Wins Critical Acclaim

C.S. Lewis’ unique take on the demonic underworld is experiencing a revival of sorts in theaters across the country. Based on The Screwtape Letters—the 1942 fiction work that elevated the Oxford University professor to celebrity status—Screwtape on Stage features the talents of Max McLean, who portrays the demon Screwtape teaching the novice tempter, Wormwood, by means of letter writing.

Adapted and directed by Jeff Fiske and Max McLean, the presentation from the classic novel by Lewis—also author of “The Chronicles of Narnia” and Mere Christianity—has sold out in multiple cities and was performed more than 300 times at New York City’s West Side Theatre. Told from the senior demon’s point of view, the play features McLean corresponding with Wormwood, a demon in training learning to tempt his “patient” on Earth. God is known as “the enemy” and Satan as “our Father below.” read more

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