Recent Releases

Baker Book House

Authentic Relationships, Discover the Lost Art of “One Anothering,” Wayne Jacobsen and Clay Jacobsen, 2003, 153 pages, $11.99, softcover. Develop relationships as Jesus did, with a heart toward serving rather than an eye for what He could get from others.

Being Leaders, the Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership, Aubrey Malphurs, 2003, 240 pages, $16.99, softcover. Assess your strengths and weaknesses in leadership and your leadership style. Included are several leadership skills inventories.

Ministering Cross-Culturally, 2nd ed., Sherwood G. Lingenfelter and Marvin K. Mayers, 2003, 128 pages, $12.99, softcover. Excellent resource for missionaries overseas and here at home.

Taking It to the Streets, Using the Arts to Transform Your Community, J. Nathan Corbitt and Vivian Nix-Early, 2003, 286 pages, $19.99, softcover. Using the arts, people can become effectively connected to do ministry.

BJU Press

The Ministry Marriage, Jim Binney, 2003,  232 pages, $14.95, softcover. Discusses the concept of marriage as a ministry and the biblical plan for building a life together.

Broadman & Holman Publishers

A Minister’s Treasury of Funeral and Memorial Messages, Jim Henry, 2003, 208 pages $16.99, hardcover. A collection of services as well as practical pointers for the minister, to aid him in the various duties, such as the funeral home visit.

Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 2003, 1714 pages, $29.97, hardcover. Includes these major translations: HCSB, NIV, KJV, RSV, NRSV, REB, NASB, ESV & TEV.

Holman Old Testament Commentary, I & II Kings, Gary Inrig, 2003, 377 pages, $19.99, hardcover. Latest release of the Holman Commentary Series.

Out of the Whirlwind, Mark A. Tabb, 2003, 240 pages, $12.99, softcover. Based on the question Job asked his wife: “Should we accept only good things from the Hand of God?” The author explores the blessings that sometimes come in the form of grief.

The Homosexual Agenda, Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today, Alan Sears and Craig Osten, 2003, 208 pages, $14.99, softcover. Presents documented proof America is more tolerant of homosexual behavior, and less tolerant of those who disagree with it.

The New American Commentary, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, Thomas R. Schreiner, 2003, 512 pages, $29.99, hardcover. Latest release of the New American Commentary Series.

Creative Resources

Charles Colson, a story of Power, Corruption, and Redemption, John Perry, 2003, 258 pages, $22.99, hardcover.  Find out who Chuck Colson was before Watergate and how that landmark event changed his life.

He’s God and We’re Not, the Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life, Ray Pritchard, 2003, 227 pages,  $19.99, hardcover.  A short list of basic biblical truths that every believer needs to know in order to have a healthy relationship with God.

Crossway Books

On Kingdom Business, Transforming Missions Through Entrepreneurial Strategies, Tetsunao Yamamori and Kenneth A. Eldred, gen. ed., 2003, 350 pages, $22.00, softcover. Proposes a new model for using business in missions.

Searching for Truth, Discovering the Meaning and Purpose of Life, Joe Boot, 2003, 224 pages, $14.99, softcover. Designed to answer the vague but deep longings people have to know God.

That You May Believe, New Life in the Son, Joseph “Skip” Ryan, 2003, 400 pages, $15.99, softcover. Studies in the Gospel of John.

The Dark Side of Islam, R.C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb, 2003, 112 pages, $14.99, hardcover. How do we reconcile the constant messages that Islam is a religion of peace with what we know happened on 09/11?

Treasuring God in Our Traditions, Noel Piper, 2003, 116 pages, $14.99, hardcover. Using family traditions to help the next generation treasure God.

Their God Is Too Small, Open Theism and the Undermining of Confidence in God, Bruce A. Ware, 2003, 144 pages, $9.99, softcover. A biblical response to open theism.

InterVarsity Press

Daughters of Hope, Stories of Witness and Courage in the Face of Persecution, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett, 2003, 198 pages, $12.00, softcover. Tells the stories of persecuted Christian women from around the globe.

Empowered Church Leadership, Ministry in the Spirit According to Paul, Brian J. Dodd, 2003, 188 pages, $13.00, softcover. Written by a church-planter, this book studies church leadership as exemplified by Paul, Peter and Jesus rather than Wal-Mart and McDonald’s.

Forgiving and Reconciling, Bridges to Wholeness and Hope, Everett L. Worthington, Jr., 2003, 264 pages, $15.00, softcover. The author had to wrestle with this aspect of his Christianity when his mother was brutally murdered.

Is God to Blame? Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering, Gregory A. Boyd, 2003, 211 pages, $12.00, softcover. Are tragic happenings a part of God’s plan, or a side effect of the free will He has given us?

Mapping Postmodernism, a Survey of Christian Options, Robert C. Greer, 2003, 252 pages, $18.00, softcover. What is postmodernism, and how should Christians respond to it?

One Body, One Spirit, Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches, George Yancey, 2003, 189 pages, $13.00, softcover. Offers key principles for church leaders wanting to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds.

The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends, Richard Lamb, 2003, 240 pages, $13.00, softcover. Explains how our relationship with God and our friendships with others would be better and deeper if we were to seek God together rather than privatizing our faith.

Kregel Publications

Celebrate Jesus: the Stories Behind Your Favorite Praise and Worship Songs, Phil Christensen and Shari Macdonald, 2003, 165 pages, $12.99, softcover. Each story is unique, and tells about the amazing goodness of God as seen through the daily circumstances of life.

Church Next, Using the Internet to Maximize Your Ministry, Aubrey Malphurs and Michael Malphurs, 2003, 172 pages, $11.99, softcover. The Internet is the biggest invention since the printing press, and the church needs to effectively use this tool.

Portraits of Bible Women, George Matheson, 2003, 141 pages, $9.99, softcover. Gives insight into the personalities and motivations of biblical women.

What Makes Life Worth Living, W. Phillip Keller, 2003, 160 pages, $10.99, softcover. We can live life to the fullest only when we know what makes life worth living.

When God Breaks Through, Vance Havner, edited by Dennis J. Hester, 2003, 142 pages, $10.99, softcover. Ten of the best sermons on revival by the most-quoted preacher of the 20th century.

Multnomah

Since Nobody’s Perfect…How Good Is Good Enough? Andy Stanley, 2003, 94 pages, $9.99, hardcover. The author asks that you spend two hours reading this small book that answers the age-old question of “do good people go to heaven”?

The Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson with David & Heather Kopp, 2003, 160 pages, $16.99, hardcover. Written in the style of Pilgrim’s Progress, this book encourages you to pursue your Big Dream.

Pleasant Word (a Division of Winepress Publishing)

The Last Days Calendar: Understanding God’s Appointed Times, Steven L. Sherman, 2003, 238 pages, $15.99, softcover. Last days prophecy from a Jewish believer’s perspective.

Regal Publications

Discipleship Counseling, The Complete Guide to Helping Others Walk in Freedom and Grow in Christ, Dr. Neil T. Anderson, 2003, 400 pages, $24.99, softcover.

Zondervan

Rumors of Another World: What on Earth Are We Missing? Philip Yancey, 2003, 262 pages, $22.99, hardcover. Thought-provoking book on how the supernatural and natural worlds coexist.

When God Doesn’t Answer Your Prayer, Jerry Sittser, 2003, 206 pages, $18.99, softcover. Written by someone who experienced the tragedy of death in his family after continuous prayers of protection for them.

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