2014-07-31

Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity

FREE BOOK: Reimagining Church 

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Author Frank Viola gives readers language for all they knew was missing in their modern church experience. He believes that many of today's congregations have shifted from God's original intent for the church.

As a prominent leader of the house church movement, Frank is at the forefront of a revolution sweeping through the body of Christ. A change that is challenging the spiritual status quo and redefining the very nature of church. A movement inspired by the divine design for authenticity community. A fresh concept rooted in ancient history and in God Himself. 

Join Frank as he shares God's original intent for the church, where the body of Christ is an organic, living, breathing organism. A church that is free of convention, formed by spiritual intimacy, and unbound by four walls.

In Acts 2, Luke described a church where everyone shared their possessions, had everything in common and was devoted to practices like fellowship and prayer. If you've looked around the modern Church and wondered where that kind of gathering is hiding, we suggest you read "Reimagining Church," which will help form your convictions into revolutionizing thoughts. Frank Viola, a leader in the home-church movement for 20 years, lays out the complicated issue of "redoing church" in a tangible and practical way, never skimming over the hard issues like unity, authority, and spiritual status quo. Spilling over with relevant scriptures and illustrations, Viola's convictions are sure to challenge and excite you. -- Relevant Magazine





2014-07-30

Chasing God

ONE BUCK BOOK: Chasing God  


Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.

But you aren’t convinced you really know Him.

Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.

She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him.

And without realizing it, you may be as well.

It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself.

So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian.

Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.

Stop chasing God.



Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), best-selling author of Mended, I Will Carry You, and What Women Fear, and one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

2014-07-29

Prophetic Fishing: Evangelism in the Power of the Spirit

ONE BUCK BOOK: Prophetic Fishing   
Jean Krisle Blasi (Author), Dutch Sheets (Foreword)


Prophetic fishing, according to Jean Blasi, is fishing for men and women by the presence and power of God--evangelism made easy. It comes as a result of supernatural living. We do the "natural" part and let the Spirit of God within us handle the "super" side of things.

We don't have to work for God to bring others into his kingdom. Instead, Blasi advises readers simply to breathe in his presence, get out of the way, and let him work through them. It's figuring out what God is already doing and then joining him in it.

This is no canned approach to evangelism. It is taking the prophetic gift and applying it to fulfilling the Great Commission in a most natural and powerful way--listening as God shows you who to talk to, then starting the conversation. Blasi helps readers learn to hear God's voice and then to move out in power, letting love be our motivation.



2014-07-28

Sinner's Creed: a Memoir and a Testimony

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By Scott Stapp  


Sinner’s Creed is the uncensored memoir of Scott Stapp, Grammy Award–winning leader of the multiplatinum rock band CREED.

During CREED’s decade of dominance and in the years following the band’s breakup, Scott struggled with drugs and alcohol, which led not only to a divorce, but also to a much-publicized suicide attempt in 2006.

Now clean, sober, and in the midst of a highly successful solo career, Scott has finally come full circle—a turnaround he credits to his renewed faith in God.

In Sinner's Creed, Scott shares his story for the first time—from his fundamentalist upbringing, the rise and fall of CREED, and his ongoing battle with addiction, the rediscovery of his faith, and the launch of his solo career.

The result is a gripping memoir that is proof positive that God is always present in our lives, despite the colossal mess we sometimes make of them.


2014-07-26

Prodigals and Those Who Love Them: Words of Encouragement for Those Who Wait

TWO DOLLAR BOOK: Prodigals and Those Who Love Them  


For anyone waiting for a prodigal's return. There is perhaps nothing that brings more angst to a parent's heart than waiting for a prodigal to return home. Beloved author Ruth Bell Graham knew about prodigals--two of her five children were spiritual wanderers. In this time-tested classic, she offers encouragement to those who anxiously wait.

This is not a "how to" book that dispenses advice on ways to win back a prodigal. Instead, it is a collection of readings one woman turned to for comfort when her children wandered from God. It shows how Graham's faith persevered and grew regardless of the outcome of her prodigals' stories.

In Part One, Graham introduces you to five prodigals who "returned to the father." In Part Two, she offers comfort and encouragement through Scripture, poems, hymns, prayers, and more.

You will be touched by the honest feelings of pain, frustration, and uncertainty Graham expresses so eloquently. And you will share in the lessons she learned about God's sovereignty and ultimate peace.

Prodigals and Those Who Love Them brings peace and hope to all parents of "wayward" children.


2014-07-25

Paradoxy: Coming to Grips with the Contradictions of Jesus



Yield to conquer. Die to live. Be enslaved to be freed. Why did Jesus teach in apparent contradictions? If his message was so important, why did he communicate it so mysteriously? Tom Taylor unfolds some of the core mysteries of Jesus as he explores eight puzzling statements whose meanings ultimately reveal critical truths about life, faith, and relationships. In these pages you learn to see the world through Jesus' eyes. You learn how to embrace Paradoxy--a profound way of living that leads to both personal peace and peace with God.

Paradoxy analyzes these seemingly contradictory truths, revealing not only their poignancy but also fresh ways readers can apply them to life today. Drawing from his own experiences as well as Scripture, Taylor explores each paradox to reveal convicting realities about life, faith, and our relationships. Both intelligent seekers and experienced Christians will be challenged by this unique study on Jesus's teachings, ultimately finding peace and a deeper, more passionate life with Christ.

"Tom Taylor's insights in Paradoxy clearly reveal how Jesus' upside-down view of life can turn us right side up . . . read it!"--Robert H. Schuller, founder, Crystal Cathedral Ministries

"Taylor brilliantly leads the reader through compelling story to the power of Jesus and his paradoxes that both promise and deliver on peace."--Nancy Murphy, associate professor, Mars Hill Graduate School

"Tom Taylor retrieves the message of Jesus with wit and wisdom."--Allen Verhey, professor of Christian ethics, Duke Divinity School

"Tom's style reminds me of the writings of Donald Miller and Anne Lamott. . . . This may well be the best book you read this year."--James Bryan Smith, author, Embracing the Love of God; coauthor with Richard J. Foster, Devotional Classics

Tom Taylor is a speaker and the senior pastor of Glenkirk Church in Glendora, California. He is also adjunct professor in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of the award-winning 7 Deadly Lawsuits.






2014-07-24

Healing for Damaged Emotions



Whether through our own fallen temperament, willful disobedience, or as victims of the hurtful actions of others, many of us struggle with crippling emotions, among them perfectionism, depression, and low self-worth. The pain of such emotions is often present with us even though the incidents and relationships that caused the hurt may be long past.

Healing for Damaged Emotions, first published in 1981 and since translated into over 15 languages, has helped over a million readers worldwide deal honestly and successfully with their inner hurts. Through the realistic, scriptural approach that Dr. David Seamands brings to this deeply personal subject, you too can find healing--and then become an agent of healing for other strugglers.



2014-07-22

Song of Songs By Mike Bickle

Song of Songs
By Mike Bickle

A 24-session, comprehensive, verse-by-verse teaching series

Seven years ago, Mike Bickle finished his ten-year-study of the book of Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon). He presented it in a college-level class, 24 sessions, 24 hour-long lectures.

This revolutionized my world the first time I heard it.

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This is a LOT of content. 

You can download the study notes in either pdf or Word format, or a complete transcript; you can stream audio or video, or download the audio.

It is not available in the Kindle format, though most eReaders (including Kindle) can read the pdf format.


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2014-07-20

Indescribable By Louie Giglio and Matt Redman

FREE BOOK: Indescribable  
By Louie Giglio and Matt Redman  

Putting this powerful message into print for the first time, visionary pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman team up to write a heart-stirring book about the mysteries of God’s creation. Indescribable takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul.  

Modern science allows viewers to see farther into space than ever before, and every step draws them closer to the God who breathed each star into existence. In Indescribable, the authors intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. As Giglio and Redman write, God turns wonderers into worshipers.


Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship—an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ.

The heavens declare the glory of God—but in doing so they also point us to the kindness of God. The vastness of His creation points us to the heights of His glory—and at the same time stuns us with the depths of His mercy. The beautiful truth is this: He who calls out the stars, and names them one by one, knows each of us by name also. It is grace of astronomic proportions….
—Louie Giglio and Matt Redman, Indescribable

The eloquent weaving of scientific fact, devotional insight, and magnificent photographs in Indescribable will awaken your mind and spirit like never before. Come discover both the intimacy and the majesty of the God who created you. Come and worship.


Combining science, nature, God's Word, and their own heart and soul searches, the authors have put together a book to intrigue, encourage, and inspire you, if nothing else! Find science between the pages, nature in its wildest forms, and breath of God within these pages...I am enthralled by the photos, completely taken. I think this book shouts to the world His goodness and His power. I'm especially impressed by the parallels between the studies of science and how God loves us (and other metaphors). There is no measure by which to truly see how much God loves us- there is no way we know how big this universe is. Simply- indescribable!

2014-07-18

Keys to Understanding

John O'Shaughnessy (Author), Caryl O'Shaughnessy (Author), James Goll (Foreword)


Is God speaking to you as He spoke to Abram saying, "Leave your country, your relatives, and your father's house and go to the land that I will show you?"

What is it like to follow God--not knowing what's ahead?

Have you agonized in prayer about something, and only later realized that God's answer turned out to be quite different from what you expected?

If you've struggles with these questions, you're not alone. It's a lifetime adventure to learn to know God's ways, know His voice, and follow Him. If you are on that journey, Keys To understanding, an honest story of a suburban family seeking God and their destiny, will delight and inspire you.

Encountering God: 10 Ways to Experience His Presence

FREE BOOK: Encountering God   
David M. Edwards (Author), Julie Reid (Foreword)  


An encounter with God is within your reach. We were created to be in fellowship with God. Encountering God is not some mysterious experience open only to the spiritual elite but a way of life we can all enjoy.

Renowned worship leader David M. Edwards shows us what it means to encounter God each day. He offers a fresh look at how our spiritual ancestors pursued God, including Abraham, Paul and Silas, and David.

Written with all the insight of a seasoned leader and the passion of a genuine worshiper, Encountering God demonstrates how to encounter God daily through humility, obedience, and a sacrifice of praise.

"Easily understood, simply presented, Encountering God is David's best work yet."--Margaret Becker, singer and songwriter

"David shares such beautifully practical disciplines that are the obvious overflow of a life lived in pursuit of our Holy God."--Mike Weaver, lead singer, Big Daddy Weave

"Knowing David Edwards' heart and writing skills, I was eager to read what I expected to be a gem of a book, but found instead many gems. I finished the book only to begin reading it immediately again, and plan to put it on my read-it-once-a-year shelf."--Kenn Gulliksen, pastor and founder, Vineyard Movement


"Encountering God beckons the reader to embark upon a journey, one that is masterfully guided by the storytelling hand of author David M. Edwards."--From the foreword by Julie Reid, executive editor, Worship Leader magazine

2014-07-15

When God Says Yes: His Promise and Provision When You Need It Most

FREE BOOK: When God Says Yes   
Julia Loren (Author), James Goll (Foreword)


As times are tough, Christians are crying out for God's miraculous provision in every area of their lives. And more than ever before, they are thirsty for encouragement through faith-building testimonies.

Seeing these needs, author Julia Loren has combined sound biblical teaching on accessing God's provision with powerful testimonies from everyday Christians and from renowned renewal leaders such as James Goll, Barbara Yoder, Heidi Baker, Mike Bickle, Paul Keith Davis, and Shawn Boltz.

Julia encourages believers to focus on God's promises and greater purpose--even in the midst of their problems--and prepares them to both expect and receive his supernatural provision. This is the perfect book for the core charismatic buyer.





2014-07-14

Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation

FREE DEVOTIONAL: Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Devotional   


This new daily devotional combines fascinating historical background information about the Bible with practical application that readers can implement in their lives each day. She guides readers on a journey through the Bible from beginning to end, highlighting major events, characters, and stories, as well as difficult issues and topics (such as the concept of theophany, God's instructions to the Israelites to show no mercy as they entered the Promised Land, and what seems at first glance to be discrepancies between the Gospels).

Readers new to Bible study or those who long to learn more will appreciate the background information Matthews provides, as well as the way she shows how the Scriptures fit together to form a cohesive work. This is the perfect devotional for anyone who desires to go deeper into the Scriptures as they deepen their relationship with God.





2014-07-13

Ever Increasing Faith, by Smith Wigglesworth

89-CENT BOOK: Ever Increasing Faith    
    

Smith Wigglesworth was one of the most important evangelists in the early history of Pentecostalism. He traveled the world teaching faith and bringing healing to thousands, even raising the dead.

This book is a collection of some of his sermons which were transcribed. He teaches on the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as prophecy, divine healing, the gift of tongues, word of knowledge, and discerning of spirits.

This book also includes a short biography.

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2014-07-12

The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus' Day

FREE BOOK: The World of Jesus  


To understand Jesus' life and ministry, we need to understand the history and culture of his world. Marty, author of the popular The Whole Bible Story, provides readers with a thoroughly readable, easy-to-understand history of Israel leading up to the time of Christ. Each chapter ties closely to the events of the New Testament as Marty carefully answers such questions as

•Who were the Pharisees and why was Jesus upset with them?
•Why didn't anyone like the Samaritans?
•When and why did the Jews start worshiping in "synagogues" rather than the Temple?

The book will include call-out boxes, summaries, and other tools to make this the most accessible book available on the topic.

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2014-07-11

Frank Peretti's Handbooks for Spiritual Warfare


 HANDBOOKS FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE:


First of all, let me clarify: these are novels. They are works of fiction. These are not instruction manuals. These were not actually written to teach us about spiritual warfare.

In the same way that Narnia is not actually written to teach us about Jesus. Sure does a good job, though!

Yeah, these are novels, but they’re better instruction for how darkness works against individuals and regions than most (not all) actual textbooks. And there are exceptional tools that can teach you – if you’re willing to learn – how to oppose the darkness and bring about the manifestation of Heaven’s light.

Besides that, they’re full of great characters you’ll learn to love, both human and angelic. (Here’s a secret: Guilo is my favorite!)

Note: these are neither free nor "nearly free." They’re merely exceptional. And timely.

But if you haven’t read them before, don’t start them unless you have several hours in front of you. Seriously.

(Besides, Frank Peretti is from the Northwest! Booya!)

2014-07-10

Storm Warrior: A Believer's Strategy for Victory


Mahesh Chavda (Author), Bonnie Chavda (Author), Bill Johnson (Foreword)


Jesus's authority over evil was revealed through the many signs and wonders he performed and through his victory over death. Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda believe that Christians today can experience the same victory since Jesus commissioned his disciples to spread the gospel and advance the kingdom with power.

In Storm Warrior, the Chavdas equip believers to do battle with the enemies of God. They lead readers through biblical teaching about binding and loosing and into the realm of victory over the kingdom of darkness through signs and wonders. They offer prophetic insight into the Scriptures and share personal stories, showing readers how they too can walk in the power of God through all the circumstances of their lives.



2014-07-09

Deliverance from Darkness: The Essential Guide to Defeating Demonic Strongholds and Oppression

Two Buck Book: Deliverance from Darkness   
By James W. Goll, foreword by John Sandford

                        
An esteemed teacher and former pastor, James W. Goll is one of the leading prophetic voices of our time. Now, for the first time, he offers his wisdom and insight in one accessible manual on the challenging topic of deliverance. Among the subjects he covers are:

·         tools and practical help for overcoming the demonic
·         how to handle the raging battle of temptation
·         techniques to keep yourself refreshed during the fight
·         characteristics of demonic entities and their strategies
·         how to break curses
·         the healing qualities of blessings
·         and more


With a companion study guide also available, Goll's action-oriented approach walks readers step by step through the process of freeing both themselves and others from problems they cannot overcome. When believers claim their authority in Christ, hope and healing can be theirs.



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2014-07-08

Unabridged Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible

Matthew Henry 

http://nwp.link/1vWmajW UNabridged: $2.48
http://nwp.link/VVgoV6   abridged: $0.99

About the unabridged (6-volume) version:

Until now, there have been available only concise editions of Matthew Henry's Commentary for the Kindle. OSNOVA's Kindle edition includes the unabridged text of the entire six paper volumes incorporating an active table of contents, navigation between a quick sections, chapters and books, and a cross-reference system between the commentary and the included Bible (with Direct Verse Jump and Direct Verse Jump 2, see instructions in the book), which make it easy to locate any place within the Commentary or the Scriptures in seconds.

The table of contents allows navigation to any chapter of the Scriptures, with the hyperlinked dot to the right of each chapter leading to the corresponding place in the Commentary. Each title and each verse number in the included Bible is hyperlinked to the corresponding passage in the Commentary, and each reference in the Commentary is hyperlinked to the corresponding passage in the Bible.

General Description

Matthew Henry's six-volume 'Exposition of the Old and New Testament' or Complete Bible Commentary has long been celebrated as the best of English commentaries of the Bible for devotional purposes. It provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible, covering the whole of the Old Testament and the New Testament.

The Commentary was begun in November 1704. The first volume was published in 1708; that and four other volumes appeared in a uniform edition in 1710. Before his death Henry completed the Acts for an unpublished sixth volume. After his death the Epistles and Revelation were prepared by thirteen ministers, partly based upon notes taken by Henry's hearers. The complete edition was edited by George Burder and John Hughes and published in 1811 in 6 volumes. Henry's 'Exposition' has often been abridged. Now for the first time it is made available by OSNOVA in its full unabridged form to the Kindle users.

Henry's commentaries are primarily exegetical, dealing with the Scripture text as presented, with his prime intention being explanation for practical and devotional purposes. The Commentary excels at practical application, displaying good sense, discrimination, high moral tone and simple piety, combined with the well-sustained flow of its English style.

Famous evangelical Protestant preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times – the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, " Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least."

Please read the instructions at the beginning of the publication to learn how to easily navigate this complex publication.

NOTE: Many features of this publication will not work on Kindle 1, software Kindles such as Kindles for PC, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Kindle Fire. This edition is not TTS(text-to-speech)-friendly due to the way TTS works on the Kindle.


2014-07-07

Seeing the Unseen: A Daily Dose of Eternal Perspective



Reach through the fog of this life…and see the world beyond.

From the author of the bestselling book Heaven, here are 60 meditations that will inspire you to live each day with an eternal perspective.

Spiritually speaking, we live in the Country of the Blind. Sin has blinded us to the truth about God and Heaven, both of which are real yet unseen. But just as the physically blind must accept by faith there are stars in the sky, we must remind ourselves what Scripture tells us about eternal realities.

In daily doses, author Randy Alcorn offers insights on the Christian life along with Scriptures and inspirational quotes that can transform the way you think and live today.


It’s time to open your eyes—and see the unseen.

2014-07-05

Simple Ways to Reach Out to Muslims

Carl Medearis   

Welcome to Ramadan. This is perhaps the best time in the year to reach out to the Muslims living near you. They need to know Jesus as much as you do, and will fall as deeply in love with him as you already have.

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Based on the author's twenty-five years of first-hand experience, this engaging book reveals what Islam really teaches and how today's Muslims live and think. With practical information and personal stories, Carl Medearis shows readers how they can build life-changing bridges between the world's two largest religions-one person at a time, whether in the U.S. or elsewhere.


Talk about an unorthodox way to preach the Good News. A good shock to my religiosity. I am sure the author gets a lot of criticism from Christians for being a-religious. I think as a Christian we easily get caught up in what everyone tells us to be that we forget that Jesus called us just like we were and that was acceptable to him. May we see more like Jesus did and be who He wants us to be. I would recommend this book to every Christian, to read and then examine himself and find the Truth.

2014-07-04

The Daily Walk Bible NLT: 31 Days with Jesus



This special eBook, taken from the pages of The Daily Walk Bible, includes a simple reading plan to help you through. Each day includes an Overview that provides a bird’s-eye view of that day’s reading, an inspirational and practical My Daily Walk devotion, and an Insight that offers an interesting fact about the passage.

Every seventh day you will be invited to pause and reflect—looking back over what you have read, looking forward to what is coming, and most importantly looking up to God.

It’s that simple, but be warned, Jesus has been changing lives for two thousand years—31 days and yours won’t be the same either.

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