Free eBook: Caught Off Guard

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What does theology look like when it’s not merely in the head but also in the heart? William Smith’s Caught Off Guard reminds readers how theology should intertwine with our everyday lives; download the free eBook here.

“How can you take your head knowledge about the omnipotence, love, and compassion of God and transfer it to your heart? How can you connect your everyday reality to the truths you say you believe? Caught Off Guard was written to rekindle your lost passion for life in relationship to Christ. It tells true stories from today and biblical times to show you some surprising things you may have overlooked about our loving and purposeful God.”

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Lee Strobel Interview at HBU

Many have probably read Lee Strobel’s books including The Case for Christ, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Faith. However, most of us likely don’t know his conversion story. Houston Baptist University’s Dr. Robert Sloan Jr. just did an interview with Strobel; you can listen to it here. If you want to read those three books listed above, come visit our Library today to borrow them!

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Free eBooks: “Relationships” by Paul Tripp & “When We Have Failed-What Next?” by K.P. Yohannan

Two great eBooks are available for free; download them here and here!BLOG Relationships

“While skillfully identifying the deeper issues that keep relationships less than they are designed to be, Tim Lane and Paul Tripp show readers how to experience the other side of relationships as well. They convincingly testify of the power of God’s presence to bring believers to the place where:

  • Conflicts actually get resolved
  • Tough conversations turn out positive
  • Forgiveness is granted and real love is expressed and shared
  • Casual relationships mature into deep friendships
  • Weaknesses are overlooked and strengths are applauded
  • People are honest without being mean
A book about relationships, written within the context of their own friendship, Tim and Paul’s new offering is straightforward about the relational disappointments that we all suffer. But they are also optimistic about the power of grace to redeem and restore our relationships. Rather than presenting new or sophisticated techniques to make relationships flourish, the authors instead focus on the basic character qualities that can only be formed in the heart by the gospel.
We are called to be people of great character so that when we do come in contact with the world our character shapes and influences those around us. Even though relationships are messy, they are also what God uses to rescue us from ourselves,’ say Tim and Paul.”
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“If you are struggling with a failure in your life, you are not alone. We have all failed. But, this is not the end for us, no matter how it may feel right now. K.P. Yohannan graciously reminds us of God’s unfailing love and His marvelous ability to reshape miserable failures into glorious demonstrations of His mercy and grace. So look up! The best is truly yet to come.”
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      Look at the Book Online Teaching Series

      Desiring God Ministries is offering an online series called “Look at the Book”. Here is the excerpt on the website explaining what it is:

      There’s no book like the Bible. Learn to read it for yourself.

      Look at the Book is a new online method of teaching the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John Piper’s voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes — all to help you learn to read God’s word for yourself.His goal is to help you not only see what he sees, but where he sees it and how he found it”

      By observing how John Piper approaches the study of God’s Word, may we all be encouraged to dive deeper into the depths of the Bible.

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      Free Audiobook: How Should We Then Live?

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      For this month, Christian Audio is offering Francis Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? for free download.

      “Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer is the well-known Christian pastor, writer, theologian, and author with many classic books to his credit. With his wife Edith, they founded L’Abri Fellowship, a home ‘where people might find answers to their questions and practical demonstration of Christian care.’

      Dr. Schaeffer was a prolific author addressing many of the fundamental questions in ethics, history, creation, culture, and many other topics always with a solid biblical worldview. To that end, we are thankful to offer his seminal work, How Should We Then Live? as our free audiobook of the month for September. In it, he is providing a Christian response to the decline of Western Civilization. Kate Reading did an outstanding job in narration as this title is an Audiofile Earphones Award winner. We appreciate Crossway Books in helping with this offer.”

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      New Book: The Feminist Mistake

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      “Feminism remains one of the most urgent issues the church is facing today, as shown by the increasing confusion over gender roles in marriages, families, and churches. With a growing number of theologians and denominations advocating radical gender egalitarianism, we must answer many questions about women in the church-and in the wider culture. In order to do this, first we need to understand the history and development of feminist thought.

      In The Feminist Gospel, Mary Kassian provided a thought-provoking inquiry into the history of feminism. Now, in this thoroughly revised and updated book, she revisits the subject, adding to its history an examination of the effects of feminism. The Feminist Mistake is a reliable, biblical critique that will provide answers and inspire serious reflection on this issue.”

      Come borrow this book at our Library!

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