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Why Prayer Makes Sense: In the Bible, in History, in Your Life Today

Why Prayer Makes Sense: In the Bible, in History, in Your Life Today

by Ed Strauss

Does prayer really matter? Absolutely—and this book will show you why praying makes sense, in the Bible, in history, and in your life today. Here are dozens of easy-to-read entries on what prayer is, what it can accomplish, and why you should pray. More than just “getting things from God,” prayer is inseparably intertwined with many issues … Read more…

The Movie Lover's Devotional

The Movie Lover's Devotional

by Ed Strauss and Kevin Miller

If you like movies, you’ll love The Movie Lover’s Devotional—a collection of 60 readings that draw engaging, contemporary spiritual points from film. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to The Wizard of Oz, from Ben-Hur to Wall-E, from Chariots of Fire to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the films run the gamut from the 1930s to the present, from comedies … Read more…

Why the Bible Makes Sense: As History, As Ultimate Truth, As Guide for Life

Why the Bible Makes Sense: As History, As Ultimate Truth, As Guide for Life

by Ed Strauss

There’s a reason the Bible has stood the test of time—actually, many reasons. And Why the Bible Makes Sense explains just why you can trust God’s Word. Here are 75 easy-to-read entries on why the Bible as we know it is trustworthy—from its origin as a written (not oral) record, to the care professional scribes used in copying the text… Read more…

Good Always Wins: Thru Tragedy, Thru Evil, Thru All Eternity

Good Always Wins: Thru Tragedy, Thru Evil, Thru All Eternity

by Ed Strauss

If God really cares about people, why does He allow terrorism, disease, war, and financial hardships? Good Always Wins honestly tackles these very tough questions, concluding that, yes—God cares, and He cares deeply. Somehow, He is working in and through the tragedies of our world—from school shootings to crib deaths, from devastating typhoons to automob… Read more…

Why Should I Believe the Bible?: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Scripture's Trustworthiness

Why Should I Believe the Bible?: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Scripture's Trustworthiness

by John A. Beck and Ed Strauss

Can you really trust the Bible? And if so, and you really understand it? The answer to both questions is yes—as this book makes plain. Here, under one cover, are two powerful titles that make God’s Word accessible to any reader: Answers to Your Bible Questions, providing clear, concise, encouraging responses to 75 questions skeptics raise about s… Read more…

365 Great Moments in Bible History: Key Events That Affected Humanity's Future

365 Great Moments in Bible History: Key Events That Affected Humanity's Future

by Ed Strauss

History is His story—the account of God’s working in and among humanity. 365 Great Moments in Bible History highlights world-changing events, both famous and unknown. From God’s creation of light in Genesis 1:3 to His revelation of the end times to John, this book provides both biblical and other historic details to clearly explain the event and how it… Read more…

The Bible Brief: A Concise and Powerful Guide for Understanding God's Word

The Bible Brief: A Concise and Powerful Guide for Understanding God's Word

by Ed Strauss, Tracy M. Sumner and Jean Fischer

Want a guide to what’s really important in scripture? Try The Bible Brief, a three-in-one collection of books that highlight the vital details of God’s Word. Here, under one cover, are helpful titles that make God’s Word accessible to any reader: The Bible Brief, spotlighting the most important passages of scripture; 150 Need-to-Know Bible … Read more…

Devotions for Difficult Times: Bible Encouragement for Your Life

Devotions for Difficult Times: Bible Encouragement for Your Life

by Ed Strauss

Difficult times come, but the true source of hope and comfort remains—God’s Word. Devotions for Difficult Times includes more than 200 scripture-based readings, covering 50 topics. From Anxiety to Death of a Pet and Job Loss to Prodigal Children, this devotional collection touches on many topics that will encourage you immeasurably and remind you… Read more…

Answers to Your Bible Questions: 75 Reasons to Believe Scripture's Truth and Trustworthiness

Answers to Your Bible Questions: 75 Reasons to Believe Scripture's Truth and Trustworthiness

by Ed Strauss

Can we trust the Bible’s claims of truth? Does it really make sense? How do we know where it actually came from? Get clear, easy-to-read answers here! Most of us have wondered about something in the Bible—and our world is only too happy to turn those legitimate questions into doubts. In Answers to Your Bible Questions, you’ll find 75 of tho… Read more…

Daily Wisdom for Men 2017 Devotional Collection

Daily Wisdom for Men 2017 Devotional Collection

by David Sanford, Ed Strauss, Lee Warren, Compiled by Barbour Staff, Tracy M. Sumner, Jess MacCallum, Glenn Hascall, Ed Cyzewski, Michael Vander Klipp, Charles Miller and Rob Burkhart

Start your day off right—every day of the year with Daily Wisdom for Men—and experience the encouragement of God’s Word. These inspiring devotionals were written specifically for a man’s heart and mind. Each reading includes a relevant scripture to compliment the devotional and will give you the assurance needed to walk in biblical wisdom each day.… Read more…

Your Faith: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Christianity and Key Bible Topics

Your Faith: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Christianity and Key Bible Topics

by Ed Strauss

To really understand the Christian life, read Your Faith—An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Christianity and Key Bible Topics. It’s a combination of popular books that makes the faith clear! The first half of the book—with its Bible-based answers to 75 common questions about the faith—is a perfect primer for new believers. . .or refresher… Read more…

The Superheroes Devotional: 60 Inspirational Readings

The Superheroes Devotional: 60 Inspirational Readings

by Ed Strauss

“Can you actually find spiritual truths in comicbooks and superhero movies?”   Yes, you can! For more than 75 years of comic book history and dozens of gigantic cinematic releases, Superheros have captivated our imagination--filling our senses with heart-pounding adventures, riveting plots, and spectacular special effects—and some… Read more…


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