Recent Releases

Baker

Organic Community: Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect, Joseph R. Myers, 2007, 171 pages, $13.99, softcover. Myers approaches the topics of church growth and Christian community from a standpoint of letting the natural connections between people drive growth. He addresses the need to walk a fine line between planning and spontaneity.

Harvest House Publishers

The Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary, Understanding the Meaning of Every Prophetic Passage, Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson, general editors, 2007, 557 pages, $24.99, hardcover. Explanation for key prophetic passages from Genesis to Revelation.

Middle East Meltdown: Oil, Israel, and the Religion behind the Crisis, John Ankerberg and Dillon Burroughs, 2007, 206 pages, $11.99, softcover. Points to the root of the problems in the Middle East and reveals how today's events fit into God's plan for the future.

The Quick-Start Beginner's Guide to the Bible, J. Stephen Lang, 2007, 240 pages, $11.99 softcover. An excellent, practical overview of the nature and history of Scripture, with practical lessons on how to read, study, and pray through the Bible.

Hendrickson Publishers

Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament, Richard M. Davidson, 2007, 844 pages, $29.95, softcover. With encyclopedic breadth, the author explores what the Old Testament has to say about numerous subjects related to human sexuality.

Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days, Peter Graystone, 2007, 172 pages, $16.95, softcover. Forty days and 40 practical steps designed to help you take stock of your spiritual life and make it healthier.

Through the Year with Martin Luther: A Selection of Sermons Celebrating the Feasts and Seasons of the Christian Year, 2007, 457 pages, $19.95, hardcover. This collection of 28 sermons centered on the principle Christian holidays (Advent & Christmas, Holy Week & Resurrection Sunday, and Pentecost) offers excellent insight into the life and works of "The Great Reformer" and a chance for churches to connect with the roots of their traditions.

InterVarsity Press

The Expansion of Evangelicalism: the Age of Wilberforce, More, Chalmers and Finney, John Wolffe, 2007, 280 pages, $23.00, hardcover. Part of a thorough, 5-volume set on the history of Evangelicalism.

Wizards, Wardrobes and Wookies: Navigating Good and Evil in Harry Potter, Narnia and Star Wars, Connie Neal, 2007, 229 pages, $15.00, softcover. The author attempts to take us into the mystical worlds of fiction in order to help us live wisely in our own world.

Spirituality Old & New: Recovering Authentic Spiritual Life, Donald G. Bloesch, 191 pages, $18.00, softcover. Cuts through all the current fads and half-truths to steer us to the goal, which is not that we "feel" it, but that God receives it-our praise and devotion.

Gracism, the Art of Inclusion, David A. Anderson, 2007, 163 pages, $17.00, hardcover. Anderson's book teaches churches to focus on diversity in a positive way rather than simply ignoring the differences within the body.

Telling God's Story: Narrative Preaching for Christian Formation, John W. Wright, 2007, 164 pages, $18.00, softcover. Wright presents a model of biblical preaching that connects the story of God's Word with the cultural narrative of
everyday life in a way that challenges Christians to allow God to tell His story through them.

The Original Dr. Steve's Almanac of Christian Trivia, Steve Wilkens, 2007, 158 pages, $12.00, softcover. A collection of (as the cover states) "oddities, instructional anecdotes, little-known facts, and occasional frivolity." Ideal material for humorous and historical sermon illustrations and bulletins or newsletters.

Living Ink

Culture-Proof Kids: Building Character in Your Children, Jeannie St. John Taylor, 2007, 332 pages, $14.99, softcover. St. John Taylor guides parents in ways to avoid major problems by building godly character into their children.

Regal

When Necessary Use Words: Changing Lives Through Worship, Justice and Evangelism, Mike Pilavachi with Liza Hoeksma, 2007, 160 pages, $12.99, softcover. Urges readers to incorporate practical applications of our faith into our lives rather than compartmentalizing the ways we serve God.

11 Innovations in the Local Church: How Today's Leaders Can Learn, Discern and Move into the Future, Elmer Towns, Ed Stetzer, and Warren Bird, 2007, 286 pages, $14.99, softcover. Three church-growth experts discuss 11 different church models from around the country and explain the innovative practices that have improved church vision.

The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity, Alex McFarland, 2007, 243 pages, $14.99, softcover. McFarland presents a thoughtful apologetic case for Christianity in an "anything goes," "whatever works for you" world. Perfect for sermons or Sunday school lessons designed to equip congregations to defend their faith while reaching skeptics with the Truth.

Waterbrook Press

Everything Else You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask), Eric Metaxas, 2007, 198 pages, $14.99, softcover. A sequel to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God, but Were Afraid to Ask-the author addresses some of the tough theological questions that both believers and non-believers deal with.

Zondervan

Time Peace: Living Here and Now with a Timeless God, Ellen Vaughn, 2007, 250 pages, $14.99, hardcover. A journey to discover what science and Scripture show us about the God who transcends time.

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