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Crossway Books

The Good Book on Leadership, Case Studies from the Bible, John Borek, Danny Lovett, and Elmer Towns, 2005, 266 pages, $19.99, softcover. Examines the Bible's best known personalities and how they led.

Concordia

Revelation, Worthy Is the Lamb, revised, Dale E. Griffin, Julene Dumit, and Rodney L. Rathmann, 2005, 192 pages, $6.99, softcover. Part of the God's Word for Today series of Bible studies.

Crossway Books

Lord of All: Developing a Christian World-and-Life View, D. James Kennedy, Jerry Newcombe, 2005, 288 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Focuses on six important spheres of life that every Christian should be working to strengthen.

Sunsets: Reflections for Life's Final Journey, Deborah Howard, RN, CHPN, 2005, 336 pages, $17.99, softcover. Written to inform and encourage those struggling with the reality of terminal illness.

The Passion of Christ and the Purpose of Life, Adrian Rogers, 2005, 176 pages, $12.99, softcover. Reflections on Christ's passion that will help all who hunger for a more profound understanding of the cross and what it means.

Eerdman's Publishing

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: a Conversation in Spiritual Theology, Eugene H. Peterson, 2005, 380 pages, $25.00, hardcover. Peterson firmly grounds spirituality in Trinitarian theology and offers a clear, practical statement of what it means to actually live out the Christian life.

Preacher, Can You Hear Us Listening? Roger E. Van Harn, 2005, 159 pages, $15.00, softcover. Presented in a unique format, providing ministers with fresh insights into the needs and desires of their congregations and ways to develop an ongoing dialogue between pulpit and pew.

Voicing God's Psalms, Calvin Seervled, 2005, 188 pages/audio CD, $20.00, softcover. The combination book-and-CD will help worship leaders and music directors better prepare for worship.

InterVarsity Press

He Has Made Me Glad: Enjoying God's Goodness with Reckless Abandon, Ben Patterson, 2005, 176 pages, $13.00, softcover. Describes authentic joy and why it is such an integral response to and discipline for our spiritual lives.

The Truth About Tolerance: Pluralism, Diversity, and the Culture Wars, Brad Stetson and Joseph G. Conti, 2005, 212 pages, $16.00, softcover. Explores the use and misuse of the concept of tolerance and argues that true tolerance requires the pursuit of truth.

A User's Guide to Bible Translations, Making the Most of Different Versions, David Dewey, 2005, 204 pages, $13.00, softcover. Compares over 30 different translations and addresses such issues as changes in the English language and gender inclusiveness.

Kregel Publications

When People Throw Stones: a Leader's Guide to Fielding Personal Criticism, Blaine Allen, 2005, 175 pages, $11.99, softcover. Practical resources to enable ministry leaders to joyfully serve God and people under the assault of criticism.

Not Less than Everything, the Courageous Women who Carried the Christian Gospel to China, Valerie Griffiths, 2004, 352 pages, $13.99, softcover. Traces some of the early women missionaries who shouldered the task of bringing the gospel to the women in China, many of whom were confined to their homes.

Miniskirts, Mothers & Muslims, a Christian Woman in a Muslim Land, Christine A. Mallouhi, 2004, 184 pages, $11.99, softcover. Written by a Western woman married to a conservative Muslim. Explains how a Christian can live honorably among Muslims for Christ's sake.

Living Ink

Aging Is an Attitude, Positive Ways to Look at Getting Older, Cecil Murphey, 2005, 193 pages, $12.99, softcover. Designed to strengthen and encourage those who face their own aging in a society that denies or tries to retard the aging process.

The Twenty Third Psalm for Those who Grieve, Carmen Leal, 2005, 168 pages, $12.99, hardcover. Personal stories, Scripture, quotes and hymns show how a relationship with our Lord can meet the needs of those who grieve.

New Leaf Press

Jesus: the Authorized Biography, Gary C. Wharton, 2005, 352 pages, $24.99, hardcover. A chronological and detailed biography of Jesus, compiled from the four Gospels, interspersed with relevant Old Testament prophecies.

Praxis Press

The Art of Listening Prayer: Finding God's Voice Amidst Life's Noise, Seth Barnes, 2005, 147 pages, $7.96, softcover. This is an interactive devotional for the person who isn't satisfied with a dry faith. To order go to www.adventures.org.

R&R Publishing

What Is True Conversion? Stephen Smallman, 2005, 32 pages, $3.50, softcover. Basics of the Reformed Faith Series.

What Is the Lord's Supper? Richard D. Phillips, 2005, 31 pages, $3.50, softcover. Basics of the Reformed Faith Series.

Regal Books

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, C. Peter Wagner, 2005, 112 pages, $8.99, softcover. An introduction to spiritual gifts for those seeking to know more about their gifts.

Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow, C. Peter Wagner, 2005, 272 pages, $22.99, hardcover. Wagner gives an extensive explanation of each of the 28 spiritual gifts and shows how to put them to work most effectively in the body of Christ.

Thomas Nelson Publishers

The Heart of the Bible, John MacArthur, 2005, 143 pages, $16.99, hardcover. Covers 52 verses that bring the major themes of the Bible into perspective, and guides readers to the heart of the Bible.

The Slumber of Christianity: Awakening a Passion for Heaven on Earth, Ted Dekker, 2005, 202 pages, $19.99, softcover. Readers are urged to escape a mundane, powerless existence and passionately pursue God's highest pleasures.

Zondervan

Finding Your Way After the Suicide of Someone You Love, David B. Biebel & Suzanne L. Foster, 2005, 176 pages, $12.99, softcover. This gentle resource offers help for friends, siblings, and extended family, as well as practical guidelines and suggestions for pastors, Christian counselors, and other church leaders.

Putting the Pieces Back Together: How Real Life and Real Faith Connect, Mel Lawrenz, 2005, 211 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Author and pastor Mel Lawrenz engages readers in a journey through the major themes of Christian belief as they intersect with real-life issues.

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