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  • Standard Lesson Commentary KJV 2024-2025

    $24.99

    As the world’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than three decades, Standard Lesson Commentary (SLC) provides 53 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

    Key features include:

    *Verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible text
    *Detailed lesson context
    *Pronunciation guide for difficult words
    *Printed Scripture
    *Discussion starters
    *A review quiz for each quarter

    Available in the King James Version (KJV) and New International Version(R) (NIV) Bible translations, the SLC is based on the popular Uniform Series. This series, developed by scholars from numerous church fellowships, outlines an in-depth study of the Bible over a multi-year period.

    The four main themes of the 2024-2025 study are:

    *Worship in the Covenant Community-Genesis, Exodus, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Isaiah, Psalms, John

    *A King Forever and Ever-Ruth, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Matthew, Luke

    *Costly Sacrifice-Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Matthew, Hebrews, 1 John, Revelation

    *Sacred Altars and Holy Gifts-Genesis, Matthew, Luke, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, Hebrews, 1 Peter

    The SLC is perfect as the primary resource for an adult Sunday School class, for personal study, or as a supplemental resource for any curriculum that follows the ISSL/Uniform Series. Nearly two dozen ministers, teachers, and Christian education specialists contribute their expertise to SLC.

    The Deluxe Edition features online and downloadable access for the Standard Lesson eCommentary through FaithLife’s Logos Bible Software. This includes the full text of the Standard Lesson Commentary (both KJV and NIV(R) editions) as well as:

    *PowerPoint(R) presentations
    *Full text of the KJV Bible
    *Full-color visual resources
    *Student activity reproducible pages
    *Quarterly quiz
    *More than a dozen additional helps and resources

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  • Truth In True Crime Investigators Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Guid

    $24.99

    Dig deeper into fifteen life-truths gleaned from both contemporary murder investigations and ancient biblical wisdom.

    For decades, cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace investigated the causes behind deaths and murders, chasing one lead after another as he attempted to solve the case.? Several of these cases remain open, unsolved mysteries.

    Wallace also investigated the most notable death in human history–the death of Jesus Christ–and it transformed him from an atheist into a follower of Jesus. Investigating death, surprisingly, taught him a great deal about life and the nature of people. In The Truth in True Crime Investigator’s Guide (video access included), Wallace explores the clues lying behind our human nature as he uncovers fifteen life-truths gleaned from both contemporary murder investigations and ancient Biblical wisdom.

    Every lesson introduces you to an investigation of a death as Wallace and his partner Rick chase down leads and along the way learn guiding principles to help us to thrive and flourish as human beings created in the image of God.? These fifteen attributes of human beings have been confirmed by modern sociological studies, but were first described on the pages of Scripture. Even if you don’t believe in God, these are valuable insights into our human condition, helping you better understand your own identity and the identity of your Creator.

    This study guide has everything you need for a full personal or group experience.

    The study guide itself–with thoughtful introductions, questions for personal reflection and application, and discussion questions for leading a group or team.

    An individual access code to stream all video sessions online. (You don’t need to buy a DVD!)

    Sessions and video run times:

    1. A Pool of Blood (Under My Feet)
    2. Fake IDs and a Stolen Identity
    3. A Target, a Bull’s-Eye, and a Circle of Concern
    4. Trajectory Decisions (for Better or Worse)
    5. Santa Claus and Misplaced Devotion
    6. Legends, Liars, and Liabilities
    7. Felons, Fugitives, and Financial Freedom
    8. Sense and Suffering
    9. Prejudice, Injustice, and the Father of All “Isms”
    10. Tough Love and a Tale of Two Brothers
    11. The Killer Inside
    12. A Good Guilt Trip
    13. What Gangsters Have in Common
    14. Death Sentences and Life without Parole
    15. Every Kind of Stupid
    (Bonus Session) The Bible Describes You the Way You Really Are

    Streaming video access code included.?Access code subject to expiration after 1

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  • More Than A Sermon

    $24.99

    Preach with compassion and conviction

    In More than a Sermon, Douglas D. Webster highlights the prophetic and pastoral challenge of preaching today. The task is both harder and easier than we imagine, as we are called to proclaim the biblical text in a way that convicts a hostile world while encouraging our congregations to rest in Christ’s love. We need preaching that both swings the hammer that breaks hard hearts yet does not break the bruised reeds in our care.

    Offering practical insights and examples, Webster explores what it means to preach the gospel in different seasons such as:

    *Advent and Lent
    *Memorial services and weddings
    *Times of crisis or social impact

    More than a Sermon is a valuable resource for both new pastors and veteran preachers who want to proclaim the whole counsel of God with power and wisdom.

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  • De Sizing The Church

    $15.99

    Big churches didn’t create the problems facing today’s congregations. But our obsession with size has come at a great cost.

    We’re obsessed with bigness. Supersized meals and TV screens. Square footage. And big churches. “What’s the size of your church?” That question has stirred insecurities or stroked the ego of too many pastors.

    For a long time, we thought bigger was better. “Church growth” and “numbers” dominated our thoughts and conversations. But more than ever, people are feeling disconnected. Trust in the church is dwindling.

    In De-sizing the Church, pastor Karl Vaters takes us on a multi-faceted journey through our centuries-long obsession with size, both in and outside the church, and how it has negatively affected those who serve and worship in big and small congregations alike. He also dispels some prevailing myths and affirms what was good and true about the Church Growth Movement. And he invites us to consider how removing church size from the equation can be an essential element in rebuilding trust, restoring relationships, and renewing our spiritual lives.

    This book reframes the way we see the size of our churches and helps us see health and fruitfulness through de-sized lenses. The result? Renewed congregations that reach surrounding communities and faithfully engage culture.

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  • Alive Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $23.75

    As a new believer in Jesus, you may be wondering, What now? How do I continue growing in my faith? In a world full of confusing beliefs and persuasive voices, it’s vital to understand and embrace your full identity in Christ as you begin your journey of faith.

    In Alive: Growing in Your Relationship with Jesus, you’ll spend five weeks walking through the basic, fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith. You’ll gain understanding of the change that has taken place in your heart and life as a new believer and learn what it means to walk out your faith as an individual and as part of the body of Christ-the community known as the Church. Understand the meaning and importance of historic Christian practices like baptism, prayer, worship, the Lord’s Supper, tithing, missions, and more. And hear and respond to the calling and encouragement to take the long view of the Christian life, being challenged to endure and leave a legacy of faith behind.

    Features:?

    *5 weeks of Bible study designed to help new Christians understand the meaning and importance of the Christian faith

    *Helpful tips and guidance throughout for women new to Bible study

    *Questions that help you learn to live out your faith in daily life

    *Special emphasis on church practices like baptism, the Lord’s prayer, and worship

    *In-depth digital leader guide to help women’s ministry leaders, small group leader, or mentors facilitate the study

    *Beautiful design reflecting the goodness of growing in Christ

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  • Good Kids Gone Bad

    $17.99

    Good Kids Gone Bad: Straight Talk from a Prodigal Who Came Home focuses on themes of addiction prevention and recovery geared towards caregivers, parents or individuals caring for those caught in the struggles of substance abuse. The text ties in practical and anecdotal stories along with how God can do the miraculous in helping to change and redeem lives caught in addiction.

    Author Joe Maxim, has firsthand experience dealing with the darkness of addiction. Both he and his wife Chris, have sought to help others recover from their personal battles through their organization Young Overcomers United (YOU).

    Maxim sees great benefit from sharing these prevention techniques. He testifies that, “Having witnessed hundreds of situations and from walking with recovering addicts, I believe there are clear warning signs and actionable steps that can be taken long before recovery is necessary.”

    For those who may require additional care, steps to recovery are available, and it’s here that Maxim spends more time to better deal with this vital, difficult work. Maxim mentions, “All of the work I do in my ministry is in recovery. While you may not share my calling to help hundreds of young people recover from addictions, you may very well have an addict in your life who you long to see set free from the chains of addiction that bind them.”

    This book from Joe Maxim is passion project that will be a great aid in ministering to the souls, minds, and bodies of those dealing with addiction and the people that care for them.

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  • So God Made A Mothers Story

    $18.99

    How much do you really know about your mother?

    You know her favorite color. You know how she takes her coffee. You know she’d do anything for you. But do you know her story? What did she worry about as she rocked a baby in the middle of the night? What is she proudest of? How does she hope to be remembered? What is her legacy?

    So God Made a Mother’s Story is an inspirational guided journal that invites a woman to share her heart-in her own handwriting-with generations to come.

    From the creators of the bestselling book So God Made a Mother, this companion keepsake is filled with thoughtful questions, writing prompts, and space for a mother or mother figure to write about life before and beyond motherhood. Heartwarming quotes from a chorus of mothers are scattered throughout. Here she can share about her history, her hopes and dreams and fears-in a language of love that too often goes unspoken.

    With this keepsake journal, you’ll discover answers to questions you may have never thought about, like:

    *What is your earliest memory?
    *Who were your best friends growing up and what were they like?
    *How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a mother?
    *What was your most frequent prayer?
    *What’s the kindest thing someone has ever done for you or said to you?

    The perfect gift for any mother, So God Made a Mother’s Story is an invitation to go deeper into a mother’s unique story and create a keepsake those who love her will cherish forever.

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  • Gospel Of John Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $30.75

    Life. It seems to move at a break-neck pace. Days are filled with noise, screens, and appointments. Sometimes worry and fear are constant companions. The chaos can leave you looking for a place to be still, but that resting spot always seems to be an elusive destination. Jesus offers a different kind of life. He offers peace. He is peace.

    In this 7-session study on the Gospel of John, Melissa Spoelstra will encourage you to slow down and linger with the living Word. You’ll appreciate the pace of the Savior who never hurried but completed all that the Father called Him to accomplish. As you turn the pages of John’s Gospel, you’ll be challenged to take on the posture of a learner-understanding that the peace Jesus offers is not an ease of circumstances, but a stillness of the soul. As a result, you’ll grow in intimacy with Him and learn to live, serve, and rest in His peace.

    Video Sessions:

    *Session One: Introduction (23:01)-Melissa begins the video teaching on the Gospel of John by setting the context for the study. She shares about who John was writing to and his purpose for writing the Gospel. She also gives an overview of the six remaining video sessions, noting the themes and memory verses.

    *Session Two: Peace in the Plan of Jesus (25:59)-The video teaching for Session 2 centers on savoring peace in the plan of Jesus. Melissa focuses on John 1-3 to show us how God was the orchestrator of the salvation plan set before the beginning of time. This plan was accomplished by His power, evidenced His great love for us, and displayed His glory.

    *Session Three: Peace in the Power of Jesus (25:28)-John 4-6 is the focal point of the teaching in Session 3 video as Melissa talks about savoring peace in the power of Jesus. She discusses three of the seven signs (miracles) found in John’s Gospel and points out three important truths for us to remember. She challenges us to rest in the truth that God is powerfully able and willing to help us in our time of need.

    *Session Four: Peace in the Patience of Jesus (24:46)-In the Session 4 video teaching, Melissa focuses on savoring peace in the patience of Jesus. She’ll discuss portions of John 7-9 to reveal the big idea that when we look beneath the surface of our longings, we will find Jesus as our only source of satisfaction.

    *Session Five: Peace in the Purposes of Jesus (31:11)-Savoring peace in the purposes of Jesus is the theme of the Session 5 video teaching. Melissa looks at portions of John 10-1

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  • Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study Guide Plus Streaming Video (Student/Study Gui

    $24.99

    What does the Bible tell us about our emotions?

    Does the Bible really tell us that our emotions are untrustworthy? God made us to feel our emotions, to examine and share them–not manage or suppress them. We can learn what it means to live emotionally-healthy lives from studying Jesus’ life and how He cared for and responded to the people around Him.

    Join Jennie Allen for the Untangle Your Emotions Bible Study as she helps you discover that emotions that are submitted to God and used for the purposes God intends connect us to each other and to Him.

    This six-session study will equip you to:

    *Be encouraged through the examples of emotion in Scripture by God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

    *Identify the unhealthy ways you might be coping with emotions.

    *Learn a biblical step-by-step method to help you process, name, and notice what you are feeling.

    *Move from apathetic to articulate when it comes to sharing what you feel.

    This study guide includes:

    *Individual access to six streaming video sessions
    *Personal study between sessions
    *Leader’s Guide

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  • Great Disappearance Bible Study Guide (Student/Study Guide)

    $16.99

    It Will Be an Ordinary Day– Until, Suddenly, It Isn’t

    For decades, Dr. David Jeremiah has searched the Scriptures for answers regarding the future monumental events known as the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Second Coming, and more. The Great Disappearance compiles his prophetic research for curious believers who patiently await the triumphant return of Christ. This study guide reinforces Dr. Jeremiah’s dynamic, in-depth teaching to aid you in applying biblical truth to your daily life.

    Drawing from his deep knowledge of biblical prophecy and passion for sharing the truth of God’s Word, Dr. Jeremiah skillfully unravels the mysteries surrounding the Rapture and the Second Coming. Designed for use with Dr. Jeremiah’s book, The Great Disappearance Study Guide dives into the promises of Jesus’ return in the Old and New Testaments. Whether you are a seasoned student of prophecy or new to the faith, this guide will expand your understanding, deepen your faith, and bring you one step closer to the future glory awaiting those who put their faith in Christ Jesus.

    Each lesson includes:

    *An outline of the main subjects and Scriptures covered during the lesson

    *An overview of Dr. Jeremiah’s teaching on the topic being studied

    *Application questions to help both individuals and small groups delve into the content and the Bible

    *A Did You Know? section that adds a point of interest to the lesson

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  • Sermon On The Mount Bible Study Book Revised And Expanded With Video Access (Stu

    $34.75

    In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right-a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships.

    What if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard? What if we read them as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

    This 9-session study will give you the opportunity to do just that. Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did. First released in 2014, this study is now updated with new teaching videos from Jen Wilkin.

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  • Preparing Sermons From The Page To The Pulpit

    $22.99

    A step-by-step guide to preparing effective expository sermons

    Preparing Sermons from the Page to the Pulpit helps pastors move from study to sermon in seven clear steps.

    Pastors love studying God’s word. But it can be difficult to take the things they’ve learned from exegesis and apply them to the soul of a congregation. Veteran pastor and seminary professor Wayne Baxter helps pastors move from study to sermon. He guides preachers on how to take their exegetical analysis of a Scripture passage and turn it into an effective expository sermon.

    Preachers and seminarians will be helped by Baxter’s expertise as they grow in crafting compelling sermons.

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  • Discerning The Voice Of God Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Gu

    $34.75

    If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him-His will, His heart, and His voice-your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This revised study now includes substantially expanded content plus weekly insights from author and pastor (and Priscilla’s father), Dr. Tony Evans.

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  • Church Music : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    The Lord’s song sings faith into people’s hearts.

    Music is central to the life of the church. In Church Music: For the Care of Souls, Phillip Magness helps the church to recover the primary instrument in worship: congregational voices. With voices raised, we sing praises to our God and King for his Son Jesus Christ. Singing calls for a special kind of leadership–not only on the part of musicians, but also among pastors and lay leaders. Together, leaders can help congregations find their voice and reclaim the power of music for the care of souls.

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  • Serve : Loving Your Church With Your Heart, Time And Gifts

    $16.99

    This book looks at the gospel of Jesus and the example of Jesus to motivate us to serve our church family sacrificially with our energy, time and gifts.

    This is a great book for Christians who have grown weary over time, those who need help in identifying their gifts and gaining the confidence to offer them, and church members who are lacking the motivation to get started.

    As we look to the example of Jesus, who “came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45), we will be excited and equipped to use what God has given us to serve others with a renewed sense of purpose and joy. We will also see that we do not need to have any particularly impressive gifts or emulate anyone else in order to answer Jesus’ call to love one another.

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  • Money In The Light Of Eternity

    $16.99

    You Are Created for More.

    Our hearts are filled with all types of longings-yearnings for contentment, satisfaction, and happiness. We all want to be part of something greater than ourselves. Yet our biggest temptation is to try to satisfy those longings by seeking after more money and more stuff. That is junk food for our souls, full of quickly fading pleasure that leaves us unhealthier than we were before.

    We deeply desire God and the good gifts that come from him alone. It’s the way we’re wired.

    Does your heart long to be a part of something greater than yourself?

    God’s most ambitious mission is ready for you to join. When was the last time you used money in a way that brought about deep, refreshing happiness and satisfaction for yourself and for others?

    Money in Light of Eternity helps you see money the way God views it. When you follow God’s design for your life, you will find what no large bank account, big house, or fast car could ever provide. You will find your true heart.

    You were created for so much more.

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  • Grateful Bible Study Book (Student/Study Guide)

    $23.75

    The Bible shows us that becoming a grateful person begins with acknowledging how the One who owes us nothing has given us everything. This 4-session study will help you develop a thankful heart that can be cultivated into a continual harvest of gratitude, regardless of the circumstances.

    Each week you’ll look at a profile of someone in the Bible with a grateful heart, find teaching from Scripture on gratefulness, focus on a psalm of thanksgiving, and be encouraged to practice gratitude. When you’re able to see the biblical basis of living with a grateful heart, you will be more motivated to thank God in all things.

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  • Hymns We Love Leaders Kit (Teacher’s Guide)

    $34.99

    Older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic across the Western world, and yet there are few materials to support churches who want to help this older generation hear about God’s love.

    Hymns We Love aims to fill that gap. It is a gentle which uses well-loved hymns to share the good news of Jesus and key truths about God’s character in an accessible way. Many in this generation have grown up singing these hymns at school, church or Sunday school, and they have therefore proved to be a non-threatening and accessible way to connect with seniors and help them to engage with the gospel.

    The series comprises five video sessions. Each one tells the story of the hymn writer, how the hymn came to be, and the Christian message behind it. Across the five sessions, Hymns We Love will help bring the core truths of the Christian story alive in a way that is gentle, warm and clear.

    The video sessions also feature beautiful renditions of the hymns, filmed in a historic English village church, along with testimonies and prayers.

    There are also three introductory sessions: for Christmas and for Easter and a third which can be used at any time of the year.

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  • Christmas Promise Sunday School Lessons

    $14.99

    This three-session Sunday School curriculum is based on the best-selling storybook The Christmas Promise and shows children what God promised centuries before the first Christmas: a unique forever rescuing King (King Jesus) and joy for all who live under his loving rule.

    Featuring age-differentiated lesson plans for 3-5s, 5-8s, and 8-12s, this flexible resource will work for any size of kids’ group and is easy to use for any leader. Also perfect for Homeschool Co-ops.

    Includes activity, craft, and game ideas, along with an exclusive link and password for free downloadable resources.

    There is also an outline plan for a family service that can be used during Advent or at Christmas.

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  • Hymns We Love Songbook

    $4.99

    Older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic across the Western world, and yet there are few materials to support churches who want to help this older generation hear about God’s love.

    Hymns We Love aims to fill that gap. It is a gentle which uses well-loved hymns to share the good news of Jesus and key truths about God’s character in an accessible way. Many in this generation have grown up singing these hymns at school, church or Sunday school, and they have therefore proved to be a non-threatening and accessible way to connect with seniors and help them to engage with the gospel.

    The series comprises five video sessions. Each one tells the story of the hymn writer, how the hymn came to be, and the Christian message behind it. Across the five sessions, Hymns We Love will help bring the core truths of the Christian story alive in a way that is gentle, warm and clear.

    The video sessions also feature beautiful renditions of the hymns, filmed in a historic English village church, along with testimonies and prayers.

    There are also three introductory sessions: for Christmas and for Easter and a third which can be used at any time of the year.

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  • 1 And 2 Thessalonians For You

    $17.99

    We’ve been saved by Jesus… so what’s next? How do we discern good teaching from bad, what does it look like to grow in holiness, and what should our expectations be for the future? Find answers to those questions in the warm, instructive letters Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church.

    Pastor and professor Ligon Duncan unpacks these two letters verse by verse, teaching us about Christ’s future return and showing us what it means to live in the light of that, whether we’re new Christians, seasoned ministers of the gospel, or somewhere in between. Along the way we see why Scripture is so important; learn to find reasons for thankfulness; clarify our beliefs about death, judgment, and eternity; and witness Paul’s deeply pastoral attitude toward his readers.

    This accessible, absorbing expository guide is less academic and more applied than a traditional commentary. This makes it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small-group studies or for sermon preparation.

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  • Biggest Story Curriculum Box Set

    $149.99

    Children’s Curriculum Set with 104 Bible Lessons That Will Help Children Understand the Storyline of the Bible

    Christian children are regularly bombarded with messages aimed at undermining a biblical worldview – foundational beliefs about what it means to be created in God’s image, the reality of sin, the importance of the local church, and even the basic difference between right and wrong. More than ever, Christian parents and church leaders need to recommit to faithfully passing on the key tenets of their faith to the next generation.

    Based on the bestselling The Biggest Story Bible Storybook by pastor Kevin DeYoung, The Biggest Story Curriculum incorporates a host of integrated print and digital components to teach kids key Bible stories from Genesis to Revelation. Featuring 104 Old and New Testament Scripture lessons for kindergarten through fifth grade, the curriculum set provides 2 or more years of teaching material that will help children understand God’s plan to redeem the world through his Son, Jesus.

    Designed for use in a Sunday school, children’s church, or homeschool context, each lesson in The Biggest Story Curriculum set includes an easy-to-use teaching plan, discussion questions, and reproducible activity sheets. The set comes in a convenient 6-volume box that simplifies planning and teaching.

    *104 Bible Lessons for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade: Colorful printed materials and lesson plans assist pastors, children’s ministry leaders, and parents alike as they teach young people God’s story of redemption

    *Convenient 6-Volume Set: Includes 5 volumes of lesson plans along with an additional volume of coloring pages, puzzles, and activities for each story

    *Covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation: With kid-friendly lessons on the Pentateuch; history; poetry and prophets; the Gospels; and Acts, Epistles and Revelation

    *Easy-to-Follow Lesson Plans: With “Teach the Story” and “Gospel Connection” sections, discussion questions, and activity and craft options, along with downloadable materials

    *A Companion to The Biggest Story Bible Storybook: Created by a team of pastors, children’s ministry workers, and content creators, the curriculum lessons are based on 104 Bible stories written by Kevin DeYoung, with illustrations by artist Don Clark

    *Integrates with Website: Users can download coloring pages, activity sheets, and craft templates

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  • Daniel Mens Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $28.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781087783611ISBN10: 1087783615J.D. GreearBinding: Trade PaperPublished: May 2023Publisher: LifeWay Christian Resources

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  • Evangelism : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    Evangelism is the heart of pastoral care.

    In Evangelism: For the Care of Souls, Sean McGever reminds ministers that announcing–and reannouncing–the good news of Jesus is central to pastoral care. The gospel rightly belongs at the start of a Christian’s life, but its role does not end there. It is the balm and cure of our hearts for all of life. We must all be evangelized and re-evangelized.

    Avoiding a simplistic, manipulative, or guilt-inducing message, Evangelism: For the Care of Souls presents a vision and strategy for ministers to evangelize in a way that is refreshing, biblical, and sustainable.

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  • Next Gen Faith

    $18.99

    When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? (Luke 18:8)

    Jesus’s question is one that should bother all Christians. Increasing numbers of people don’t go to church. Only 4 percent of those born between 1998 and 2013 have a biblical worldview. The rest don’t believe in the Bible, absolute moral truth, or a loving, all-powerful Creator. They don’t even believe in the concept of sin.

    We have failed. We have not taken to heart the biblical admonishment to pass on our faith from one generation to the next.

    Yet youth pastor Jeff Grenell believes that once American teens and young adults discover that God is even more amazing than Stranger Things, “they will be hooked.”

    He notes, “Our world is familiar with the supernatural, but the church is foreign to it. If this changes in the church today, we may have one of the best apologetic tools to reach this generation because the supernatural is in the DNA of the church and its message. Most American teenagers and youth culture are drawn to the spectacular and the spiritual.”

    Jeff has written Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual Practices for Youth in an effort to reverse the godless trend among the next generations. Written in the vein of the classic Christian book The Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, Next Gen Faith is designed to provide key steps for spiritual formation for both Christian adults who work with youth as well as teens and young adults themselves.

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  • When You Pray Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $34.75

    Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Are you afraid some emotions are too intense to express to God? Do you reach the end of a day only to realize you haven’t prayed at all? You’re not alone. Prayer is the way we relate to God, but sometimes it’s a struggle. Throughout God’s Word, we encounter many voices who teach us how to pray.

    In this 7-session study, join with six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.

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  • Mental Health And Your Church

    $16.99

    Many people are struggling with mental-health conditions, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and life in our image-conscious culture. Statistics tell us that, worldwide, one in six of us will have experienced a mental-health struggle in the past week, and serious depression is the second-leading cause of disability (Mental Health Foundation).

    That means there are brothers and sisters in our church families battling with thoughts, feelings, impulses and even voices that distract, drag down and nudge them towards despair. But when it comes to helping, it can be tricky to know where to begin, especially if we have very little knowledge of mental illnesses and are afraid of making things worse by saying and doing the wrong things.

    This wise, compassionate and practical book is written by Steve Midgley, psychiatrist and Executive Director of Biblical Counselling UK, and Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources at Biblical Counselling UK. It will help readers understand and respond with biblical wisdom to people who are struggling with their mental health.

    While acknowledging the importance of liaising responsibly with medics and counsellors, this book focuses on equipping readers to play their part in making churches places where those who struggle with mental-health conditions are welcomed, understood, nurtured and supported: a foretaste of the new creation.

    This is a useful book for anyone who cares for others pastorally: pastors, elders, small-group leaders and congregation members.

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  • Pastor Jesus Is Enough

    $16.99

    In Pastor, Jesus Is Enough, Jeremy Writebol invites pastors to hear the words of the risen Jesus in the seven letters within Revelation 2-3:

    *Pastors love Jesus most
    *Pastors suffer
    *Pastors teach and tell the truth
    *Pastors become like Jesus
    *Pastors abide in Jesus
    *Pastors find their value in Jesus
    *Pastors repent

    The exhortations in Revelation 2-3 are directed to churches. But they also exhort pastors. In these letters, Jesus draws near to pastors–whether hurting or straying–and reminds them of his sufficiency. In these warnings and promises, Jesus has hard words for pastors. But they are words of life. Most of all, Jesus urges pastors to keep their focus on him.

    Being enough is exhausting. But pastor, the good news is that you cannot be enough. Because only Jesus is enough.

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  • Abide Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $34.75

    How can we hold onto assurance of our faith? How can we discern the truth from a lie? How can we know God loves us?

    In this 10-session study of 1, 2, and 3 John, Jen Wilkin will help you discover how 2,000 years later, the apostle John’s words call to Christians in similar challenges to recall a great salvation and to abide in the truth. He reminds an early church facing division, deception, and doubt to hold fast to what they know and to live like they believe it. And he reminds us as well.

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  • Welcome : Loving Your Church By Making Space For Everyone

    $16.99

    Walking into church can be intimidating, whether for the first time or after a period of absence, whether you are a non-believer or a believer. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your church was a place where everyone received a warm welcome? A place where newcomers can quickly feel at home and where non-believers receive the welcome of God’s people alongside the welcome of Jesus?

    This warm, practical book by Jen Oshman explores what the Bible says to help readers discover how to make space for others, however different they are to them, in their church and in their lives. She also gives practical advice, drawing on good practice from churches around the world in a range of situations. In a world of division, individualism and isolation, readers will see that their church can witness to Christ by being a place of welcome, community and connection.

    Chapters include how Jesus welcomes us, the impact of welcoming in the early church, the effect of being siblings in Christ, how to welcome beyond Sunday, helpful systems and strategies, how our joy in Christ causes us to be outward-looking, and mirroring the glorious vision set out in Revelation.

    Whether you’re a pastor looking to encourage your congregation to welcome others or a church member wanting to see unbelievers come to faith and help everyone feel part of the family, this book is for you.

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  • Gather : Loving Your Church As You Celebrate Christ Together

    $16.99

    Why do we meet on Sundays?

    Now that technology allows us to access services remotely, many see little need to meet face to face every week. Others think that because we have a personal relationship with Jesus as Christians, church is an optional add-on. For some, they know deep down that there is a reason why gathering on Sundays is important, but they are weary and don’t feel excited about it. So what is the purpose of corporate worship, and what is our role in it?

    In this book, Tony Merida highlights how in-person Sunday gatherings are central to God’s plans and to our faith and joy. He reminds believers of their privileges as citizens of heaven, members of God’s family and stones in God’s temple.

    Readers will see how each part of a church service (preaching, praying, singing, baptism, Lord’s Supper and building each other up in conversations) are ways to enjoy and share God’s grace, and are therefore essential for spiritual endurance. You’ll also be reminded that your presence in corporate worship matters because you have a part to play in encouraging your brothers and sisters and spurring them to love and good deeds:

    “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

    Read this book to renew your understanding and enjoyment of going to church and to be excited by the ways in which your presence can encourage others.

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  • Belong : Loving Your Church By Reflecting Christ To One Another

    $16.99

    Author Barnabas Piper states in the first chapter of his book:

    “We are looking for something personal, something deeply meaningful, something with which we can identify. And this book is an invitation to find that in the church, because God wants us to …Part of God’s perfect strategy is offering hurting, tired, worn out, needy sinners like you and me a place to belong in … A place in which to encounter the profound, transformative, healing, restoring grace of Jesus Christ.”

    This book explores how you can help to create a church where everybody feels at home: a place where fellow believers build genuine, honest, meaningful Christian relationships and enjoy deep fellowship as a community of believers.

    You may be a new believer and wonder what it means to belong to a church; you may be reluctant to commit to your church because of past experiences; you may have recently relocated and want to find a church where you feel at home; or you may love your church and desire to commit to it more deeply and serve it more fully. Whatever the case, this book will help you to see that belonging to a church is a good gift from God, the outworking of our identity as brothers and sisters in Christ, and worth your time, love and commitment.

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  • Pastoral Visitation : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    Christ comes to, and through, his people

    Many consider pastoral visitation antiquated and impractical. People seem busier than ever, and technology appears to trivialize personal contact. As a result, personal visits are often reserved only for the gravest of situations.

    Tyler C. Arnold argues that pastoral visitation is essential to the pastoral role. In Scripture, God visits his people to show his personal interest and concern. This is seen most clearly in the incarnation. Christ’s ministry is one of presence. But Jesus is not only an example of visitation ministry; he is the embodiment of it. And in visitation, pastors and laypeople continue Jesus’s ministry by bringing Christ to the individual in their very place of need.

    Established in strong theological foundations and sensitive to contemporary concerns, Pastoral Visitation exhorts pastors to return to this classic method of individual soul-care.

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  • Spiritual Warfare : For The Care Of Souls

    $19.99

    Jesus Christ is the light that no darkness can overcome.

    Spiritual warfare isn’t always obvious. It’s normally not scary or spooky; it’s usually rather mundane. Yet it’s real and always miraculous.

    In Spiritual Warfare, Harold Ristau shows how faithful spiritual warfare isn’t about secret methods and rituals. Rather, for the care of souls, pastors already have all they need in God’s word. The Spirit’s gifts equip Christians for whatever challenges await them in ministry–even fighting against the wiles of the devil. Spiritual Warfare helps pastors inform, prepare, and equip the saints for the battle. The good fight is fought in prayer and worship. As the church preaches the forgiveness of sins, the darkness is pierced with the light of Christ and those in bondage are freed.

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  • Embracing Complementarianism : Turning Biblical Convictions Into Positive C

    $17.99

    It can be tempting to shy away from addressing the issue of gender roles in church because it’s often controversial. But this can result in churches either being increasingly influenced by secular culture or simply sticking with the status quo when it comes to what men and women do in church.

    Building on the belief that complementarianism is both biblical and positive, this book focuses on what these convictions look like in practice. Moving beyond the familiar discussions around and leaving room for variety in how readers implement these ideas, it will encourage a church culture where men and women truly partner together-embracing their privileges and responsibilities, and maximizing their gifts, in joyful service of God’s kingdom.

    This book provides a great opportunity for church leadership teams to think intentionally about complementarianism and how it manifests itself in their church context.

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  • Uncommon Unity : Wisdom For The Church In An Age Of Division

    $29.99

    Our world is facing increasing hostilities. Political and cultural differences rage, even among people who otherwise show goodwill. And the church is no stranger to extreme polarization, theological backbiting, and political squabbling. Jesus’s prayer in John 17–that the church be one as he and the Father are one–seems increasingly unattainable.

    But what if Scripture actually provides the key for thinking about unity in diversity?

    In Uncommon Unity: Wisdom for the Church in an Age of Division, Richard Lints explores the nature of diversity and how Christians can think more clearly about unity in an increasingly polarized age. Drawing on theological, historical, and sociological resources, Lints exposes problems with the inclusion narrative of democracy and shows a better way forward for fostering unity in the midst of extreme diversity. If we are to think rightly about diversity, wisdom is required for the church in our late modern world. Through wisdom, Christians can display real unity in diversity and bear witness of the God who made them for himself as diverse members of his one body.

    Readers of Uncommon Unity will be heartened that Scripture and Christian tradition provide an antidote to division.

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  • Fruit Of The Spirit Bible Study

    $11.99

    Do you think you know the fruit of the Spirit? Think again! In this six-session Bible study, you will rediscover the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, faithfulness, kindness, goodness, self-control, and gentleness. Learn the context around Paul’s writings about the fruit, and hone in on each fruit understand fully what it means to keep in step with the Spirit. Full color visuals, thought-provoking questions, Bible passages for further reflection, and more will offer a deeper look into a familiar topic. Gain new insights as you focus on the power of the Holy Spirit at work in your life.

    *Cover all nine fruits of the Spirit in six sessions
    *Know the meaning and Greek word for each fruit
    *Biblical examples of spiritual fruit-filled lives
    *Fruit of the Spirit vs. acts of the flesh
    *”Fruitful” action steps anyone can do to walk in the Spirit
    *The who, what, where, when and why of Paul’s letter to the Galatians

    Rose Visual Bible Studies are packed with full-color visuals that show key information at a glance! With their easy-to-use format-read it, know it, explore it, and live it-these 6-week inductive studies are perfect for gaining a deeper insight into God’s Word.

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  • Mark For You

    $17.99

    Mark’s fast-paced, action-packed Gospel portrays Jesus in a way that is stunningly compelling-and deeply challenging too.

    Join Bible teacher Jason Meyer as he unpacks Mark verse by verse. He unveils how the book fits together, marvels at important details, and highlights key themes. Most of all, he helps you to turn your eyes to Jesus-his power, his wisdom, and his compassionate heart.

    This accessible, absorbing expository guide is more applied than a typical commentary, making it a great resource for personal devotion, as well as useful for leading small-group studies or for sermon preparation. Contains foreword by Thomas R. Schreiner.

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  • Unwavering Pastor : Leading The Church With Grace In Divisive Times

    $16.99

    Leadership is hard. Pastoring through divisive times is even harder. How do we lead well when criticized? How do we keep loving the church when hurt by her? What does it look like to remain committed to the gospel in cultural division?

    Seasoned pastor Jonathan Dodson comes alongside struggling pastors and ministry leaders to guide them into the comfort of Christ. But he doesn’t stop there. Full of wisdom drawn from 2 Timothy, this book will equip you to lead the church with grace, charity and spiritual power through divisive times.

    Great for pastors and ministry leaders who need encouragement and insight, or are wrestling with their calling. Makes a thoughtful gift.

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  • Jude Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $28.00

    While often overlooked, the book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.

    In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture

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  • Uncovery : Understanding The Power Of Community To Heal Trauma

    $16.99

    When it comes to Christ-centered recovery, we, the church, have work to do.

    Our legalistic, box-checking, one-size-fits-all programs produce astonishingly high failure rates–which means far too many people are left to fight addiction, mental health problems, and suicidal thoughts on their own.

    This begs some critical questions of the church:

    – Do we really believe transformational recovery and healing is possible?
    – Do we really have the right systems and structures to support struggling people?
    – Do we really carry a kingdom responsibility to restore people gently?
    – Do we really take time to ask God what more He would have us do in the recovery space?

    This book is for anyone who can’t offer a resounding yes and amen to each of those questions.

    With hearts that beat for those struggling with addictions and mental health issues, authors George A. Wood and Brit Eaton present:

    – A critical reframing of the word “recovery” and an invitation to answer God’s call for more spirit-led, trauma-informed ministry

    – Deeper exploration into the origins of addiction, mental health problems, and suicidal thoughts–and the church’s responsibility to bring God’s healing

    – Powerful supernatural testimonies and stories of hope, healing, and life restoration as a result of embracing The Uncovery

    – Practical strategies to help Christ-centered recovery leaders bridge the gap between spiritual and scientific communities to better serve struggling people

    – A loose and helpful framework for embracing The Uncovery message

    – Inspiration for recovery leaders to love and lead in a more inclusive, sacrificial, and Christlike manner while maintaining healthy self-care

    The goal of The Uncovery is to help the church–and the world–see recovery through a grace- laced, gospel lens. Some say recovery is the civil rights movement of our generation because believe it or not, recovery is for everyone. And if that statement bothers you? Recovery might be for you, too.

    Every single one of us has some trauma or issue from our past that may still be affecting our life today. This book offers readers a not-so-subtle nudge to go deeper in the recovery space for a transformative encounter with Father God to heal from those wounds and lead the promised land life He has planned for us.

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  • Nehemiah For You

    $17.99

    The book of Nehemiah chronicles a key moment in the history of God’s people: the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem after the return from exile.

    Understanding this book doesn’t just mean knowing about a rebuilt wall. Nehemiah helps us think through any type of rebuilding we might do for God–from our homes and families to our local church, our communities and our world. It teaches us, ultimately, about Jesus and his mission.

    A pastor with decades of experience in cities, Dr. Eric Mason unpacks this rich book verse by verse. He explains the context, gives plenty of application for our lives today, and shows us what it looks like to get involved in God’s work to build his kingdom.

    This expository guide can be read as a book; used as a devotional; and utilized in teaching and preaching.

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  • Isaiah Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $30.75

    Isaiah served as God’s mouthpiece to the nation of Judah but also to the surrounding nations. His message echoes into our lives today as we read his call to rely on the Lord. Using the genres of poetry, narrative, and prophecy, Isaiah communicated clearly that followers of God could trust in Him.

    As you study the chapters Isaiah wrote-from his challenging words to the nation of Israel to his prophecies of the Messiah to come-learn to rest in God’s promises and grow in trust. Unpacking Isaiah’s words will reveal that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply the Faithful One who is so worthy of our utter dependence. In Him you’ll find the comfort and peace you need to sustain you.

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  • Gospel On The Ground Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $34.75

    Come along with biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then and to us today. See how God’s Word can sustain us even in the most difficult of times and embrace the transformative grace we experience as children of God in His kingdom of celebration.

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  • Experiencing God Teen Bible Study Book Revised (Revised)

    $22.25

    Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). Would you believe me if I told you Jesus wants you to experience life to the fullest? God has offered you a standing invitation to an intimate love relationship with Him-a relationship that will enable you to…
    *hear when God is speaking to you,
    *find out where God is working and join Him,
    *discover that God pursues a love relationship with you that is real and personal,
    *face crises of belief as you join God where He’s working, and
    *experience God doing through you what only God can do.

    Join Mike Blackaby and Daniel Blackaby as they walk with you through this timeless 8-week study, and get ready to see God at work in your life.

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  • Experiencing God Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $30.75

    Experiencing God Bible Study Book includes revised printed content for 12 sessions, personal study between group sessions, and applicable Scripture. Also, each Book contains unique codes that enable you to access teaching videos for each session.

    Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. This new edition is revised, updated, and ready to help you again-or for the very first time-experience your Creator.

    God is inviting you into an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work. When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.

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  • Seamless Bible Study Book With Video Access (Student/Study Guide)

    $28.00

    In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. You’ll gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word.

    Seamless will help replace the insecurity that holds you back with clarity and helping you move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture. Each week of study features key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

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  • Armor Of God Bible Study Book With Video Access

    $34.75

    All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.

    But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

    The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

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  • Garden The Curtain And The Cross Sunday School Lessons

    $14.99

    This six-session Sunday School curriculum is based on the bestselling storybook The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross and takes kids on a journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, thrilling them with God’s loving determination for his people to enjoy life with him.

    Featuring age-differentiated lesson plans for 2-4s, 5-8s, and 9-12s, this flexible resource will work for any size of kids’ group and is easy to use for any leader.

    Includes activity, craft, game and music ideas, along with an exclusive link and password for free downloadable resources.

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  • God And The Transgender Debate

    $16.99

    In the West, more and more Christians are coming across the topic of gender identity in their everyday lives. Legislative changes are impacting more and more areas of life, including education, employment and state funding, with consequences for religious liberty, free speech and freedom of conscience that affect everyone. So it’s a crucial moment to consider how to engage lovingly, thoughtfully and biblically with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day.

    This warm, faithful and compassionate book that helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity has been updated and expanded throughout, and now includes a section on pronoun usage and a new chapter challenging some of the claims of the transgender activist movement.

    Andrew T. Walker also answers questions such as: What is transgender and gender fluidity? How should churches respond? What does God’s word actually say about these issues?

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