Cost of Discipleship, The
Cost of Discipleship, The
Bonhoeffer, Deitrich

Learn what Deitrich Bonhoeffer meant when he wrote about the difference between cheap grace and costly grace, and be challenged by his words.

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Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life
Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life
Smith, Scott

Learn how your prayers can match the sentiments of your needs and issues and lead you into a more intimate relationship with God.

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Praying the Bible
Praying the Bible
Whitney, Donald S.

Whitney re-introduces a method of praying the words of Scripture as a way to focus prayer on God alone.

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Lessons Learned: After 20 years of being a Biblical Counselor
Lessons Learned: After 20 years of being a Biblical Counselor
Steve Mawhorter

Steve Mawhorter talks about 35 real-life stories from his 20 years as a biblical counselor. He extracts principles from each story and then applies those principles to biblical counseling ministry.

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Not If But When: Preparing Our Children for Worldly Images
Not If But When: Preparing Our Children for Worldly Images
Perritt, John

Just read through this with our younger children, and it was such a helpful way to introduce the topic of God’s good design for our bodies. The book is in story-form, with a girl’s story and a boy’s story, both beginning with the child telling mom or dad that a friend showed them some pictures on a phone. This leads to a conversation about the blessing of purity over against the dangers of pornography, all in a biblically-based, age-appropriate way. The author wrote the book for 7-12 year old children, though 10-12 is the sweet spot for this resource. Parents, read this for yourself before reading with your child(ren), so you can know how to use discretion if/as needed. A great parenting resource!

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Read This First: A Simple Guide to Getting the Most from the Bible (Help to read and understand the Bible for yourself) 
Read This First: A Simple Guide to Getting the Most from the Bible (Help to read and understand the Bible for yourself) 
Millar, Gary

Hermeneutics, Exegesis, and Diagramming are big words that may make reading and understanding the Bible intimidating to you. At a church like NorthCreek, that teaches in an expositional style, you may feel like understanding your Bible is only for the experts. This brief work is filled with down to earth helps and contains an easy-to-use method of Bible interpretation that requires no seminary training. If you are faithful to read the Bible in the way this simple work prescribes, you will have found a way to feed yourself for a lifetime. It will change the way you view and read your Bible.

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Redeeming Memory: How God Transforms Memories from a Heavy Burden to a Blessed Hope
Redeeming Memory: How God Transforms Memories from a Heavy Burden to a Blessed Hope
Rehrer, Matt

Memories from past sufferings can hang like a heavy burden around our necks. In a deep and compelling fashion, Matt has written about how God removes these heavy burdens from us through the work of Christ, then redeems those same memories back to their original purpose, to glorify and worship God. This topic has already made its way through Matt’s heart as he wrestled with his own memories of the past, and I highly recommend it as you wrestle with yours.

 

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Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers
Dane Ortland

The book is written for the discouraged, the hurt and wounded, the disenchanted, cynical, the empty.  Have you pushed away from people, away from church, away from fellowship, away from worship?  It might be helpful to know that your sin, your hardness of heart, your suffering – even the suffering that is due to your actions, actually draws Him toward you, not away from you.  Our savior is gentle beyond comparison.  Your heart will be drawn towards Him as you see the beauty of His gentleness of heart.  

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