English Standard Version of the Bible, 2007, $79.99, Audiobook. The complete text of the ESV Bible read by Stephen Johnston. This volume contains 58 CDs contained in a zipper case.
Encountering God: 10 Ways to Experience His Presence, David M. Edwards, 2008, 154 pages, $12.99, softcover. Edwards explains 10 "touchstones" that touched his life as a guide for encountering God in fresh ways.
Guard Us, Guide Us: Divine Leading in Life's Decisions, J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom, 2008, 270 pages, $17.99, hardcover. The authors assert that our heavenly Father will lovingly grant the guidance we need as we seek Him. "God's usual way of showing us what He calls us to is by appropriate application of the once-for-all revealed truths of the Bible."
Search & Rescue: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference, Neil Cole, 2008, 237 pages, $17.99, hardcover. Cole, who is the founder of Church Multiplication Associates, and who is seen by many as the founder of what is known as the organic- or simple-church movement, says the world needs heroes. He urges "ordinary" Christians to follow the Apostle Paul's precepts.
David C. Cook Communications
Experiencing LeaderShift: Letting Go of Leadership Heresies, Don Cousins, 2008, 256 pages, $22.99, hardcover. Cousins takes the American church to task for adopting the leadership philosophy of the corporate world (where bigger is better and success is measured in numbers) in place of God's model of humbly equipping the saints. Ideal for pastors, Sunday school, or small groups.
Evangel Publishing House
Better Off Than You Think: God's Astounding Opinion of You, Ralph Harris, 2007, 156 pages, $16.99, softcover. Harris offers an examination of the fact that our lives are not our own, and that what God sees in us (Christ) is what truly matters and what we should build our own self-image on.
The Rhythm of Discipleship, Luther D. Ivory, 2008, 82 pages, $14.95, softcover. Ivory explores the community nature of the discipleship process through the repetition of its "rhythm"-call and response.
A City Upon a Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History, Larry Witham, 2007, 295 pages, $24.95, hardcover. Witham provides an overview of the importance of preaching to the development of America by analyzing key influences of time periods from the colonial era to the present. While the book is written from a secular perspective, it nevertheless sheds interesting light on the intertwining of religion and public life that has been a part of the American experience from the beginning.
Crisis Counseling, Scott Floyd, 2008, 273 pages, $17.99, softcover. Floyd, a professor of psychology and counseling at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has crafted a thorough and engaging guide to shepherding people through catastrophic life experiences. His practical advice covers issues from external trauma (resulting from violence, war, or disasters) to personal trauma (divorce, death of loved ones, etc.).
Mixed Ministry: Working Together as Brothers and Sisters in an Oversexed Society, Sue Edwards, Kelly Mathews and Henry J. Rogers, 2008, 237 pages, $16.99, softcover. Edwards, Kelly, and Rogers boldly bring up the "elephant in the room"-sexual temptation-specifically as it relates to the church. The thoughtful, scriptural insights into the meaning of purity and honoring one another as "spiritual siblings" could make this a valuable resource, particularly for younger ministry workers.