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America's Religious History
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America's Religious History

by Tom Parks and Thomas S Kidd

In the post-9/11 world, it is not difficult to see how important religion remains in America and around the globe. An older generation of scholars expected that America and the rest of the Western world was headed inexorably toward secularization and the end of religion. America is undoubtedly secular in many ways, and our constitutional order requires a cle… Read more…

Folly, Grace, and Power
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Folly, Grace, and Power

by Chapell Bryan, Chapell Bryan, John Koessler, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

When you stand before your congregation, what do you hope to accomplish when you preach the Word? If people have Bibles and the freedom to read and pray on their own—why do they need you? In short, what do you bring to the table?Author, pastor, and professor John Koessler answers those questions and many more. Why does one sermon have a powerful effect on … Read more…

Saving Truth
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Saving Truth

by Abdu Murray, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Increasingly, Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries certainty as a sin. Those who are confused about sexuality and identity are viewed as heroes. Those who are confused about morality are progressive pioneers. Those who are confused about spirituality are praised as tolerant. Conversely, those who express certainty about any of these iss… Read more…

Light and Death
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Light and Death

by Michael Sabom, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Begun in 1994, The Atlanta Study is the first comprehensive investigation of its kind into near-death experiences (NDEs). The study's name hardly captures what lies behind it: life-and-death dramas played out in operating rooms and hospital beds--and simultaneous events unseen by medical personnel but reported with astonishing clarity and conviction by n… Read more…

Killing Christians
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Killing Christians

by Tom Doyle, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Could you retain your faith even if it meant losing your life? Your family’s lives?To many Christians in the Middle East today, a “momentary, light affliction” means enduring only torture instead of martyrdom. The depth of oppression Jesus followers suffer is unimaginable to most Western Christians. Yet, it is an everyday reality for those … Read more…

What Can I Do?
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What Can I Do?

by David Livermore, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

While “missions” used to be the territory of experts and missionary professionals, globalization has made the issues and needs of our world accessible to average Americans. Many American Christians feel overwhelmed by the scope of the brokenness in the world and conclude all they can do is go on with their lives. Others respond by giving and praying, and… Read more…

Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons
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Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons

by Kenneth D. Boa, Robert M. BowmanJr., Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Are you sure you really know? How do you know?Information on angels and demons is rampant today, but much of it is anything but trustworthy. Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible actually reveals about spiritual beings both good and evil.Learn about• the fascinating history of “angelology”•… Read more…

City of God, City of Satan
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City of God, City of Satan

by Robert C. Linthicum, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Why is the city a battleground of hostile principalities and powers? What is the mission of the church in the city? How can the church be supported in accomplishing that mission? These are the questions that Robert Linthicum treats in his comprehensive and probing biblical theology of the city. In the Bible the city is depicted both as a dwelling place of Go… Read more…

Seven Laws of Love
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Seven Laws of Love

by Shaunti Feldhahn, Shaunti Feldhahn, Dave Willis, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

“The Seven Laws of Love is insightful, compelling, inspiring, grounded, and immeasurably practical. We love this book! Everyone needs to read it. Don’t miss out on its powerful message.”—Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It StartsIn our fast-paced, success-obsessed culture, we’re constan… Read more…

Space Between
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Space Between

by Walt Mueller, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

For many parents, raising children seems pretty manageable until the teenage years. Then fear, confusion, frustration, and lack of understanding begin toinvade the hearts and minds of these once-confident parents. The “normal” changes of adolescence seem to be nothing but abnormal to parents who begin to feel like helpless bystanders. But parents don’t… Read more…

On the Verge
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On the Verge

by Alan Hirsch, Dave Ferguson, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

The church is on the verge of some tremendous changes. Contemporary church growth, despite its many blessings to believers, has failed to stem the decline of Christianity in the West. These times require a different kind of church—a church where every person is living a mission-sent life.The Bible uses the word apostles for Jesus’ followers—that is, pe… Read more…

What Happened to My Little Girl?
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What Happened to My Little Girl?

by Jim Rue, Nancy N. Rue, Tom Parks and Tom Parks

Dads, finally a guide to your tween daughter! This companion book to the FaithGirlz novels, devotionals, and Bibles, focuses on four tween issues – appearance, body and mood changes, girl politics, and authenticity.Let tween expert Nancy Rue, and her husband, Jim, guide you in helping your daughter live as a girl-child rather than a mini-teenager. Empower … Read more…


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