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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Enemy Within, The: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin
Enemy Within, The: Straight Talk about the Power and Defeat of Sin
Kris Lundgaard

Have you ever asked yourself why you continue to sin as a believer? This modernization of John Owen's classic works "Indwelling Sin" and "Mortification of Sin" provides the answer. This easy read, based on the thoughts of one of the greatest Puritan theologians, is one of the most insightful and clarifying resources on how to fight sin.

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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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Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God
Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God
Crabtree, Sam

After listening to Jeremy’s Thanksgiving Eve service message about thanksgiving, this book came to mind as a great read for those wanting to grow in their understanding and application of thankfulness to God in various areas of life. Crabtree provides a practical way to grow in grace this holiday season!

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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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Training of the Twelve, The
Training of the Twelve, The
Bruce, A.B.

Recommended by Pastor Kent, learn how Jesus found and taught the 12 apostles.

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Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You
Twelve Ordinary Men: How the Master Shaped His Disciples for Greatness, and What He Wants to Do with You
John MacArthur

John MacArthur shows how God can use ordinary men to accomplish His extraordinary plan by taking a look at 12 men from the Bible.

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