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Strangely Bright?: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?

Strangely Bright?: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World?

by Joe Rigney

At the heart of the Christian life lay the tension of the single-minded pursuit of the glory of God and the deep enjoyment of the things that God has made. How can Christians enjoy the good things of earth? Whether it’s a delicious meal or a game night with friends, listening to jazz or watching baseball, earthly joys often seem to compete with a deep love… Read more…

More Than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust

More Than a Battle: How to Experience Victory, Freedom, and Healing from Lust

by Joe Rigney

It has never been more difficult to flee sexual immorality and pursue holiness. We live in an age of unprecedented access to sexual temptation. Previous generations faced adultery, prostitution, and brothels. But not every person had a brothel in their pocket. Our society’s obsession with sex, coupled with the technologies that make pornography so acce… Read more…

The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts

The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts

by John Piper and Joe Rigney

God’s world is full of good things. Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. College football. Scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. A late night with old friends around a blazing campfire. God certainly knows how to give good gifts to his children. But where is the line when it comes to enjoying all the pleasurable things our world affords? In The Things … Read more…

Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice

Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice

by David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Gloria Furman, Courtney Reissig, Owen Strachan, Denny Burk, Joe Rigney, Grant Castleberry, GraceAnna Castleberry, Christina Fox, Andy Naselli, Trillia Newbell, Marshall Segal and Brandon D. Smith

“Male and female he created them.” —Genesis 1:27 It’s one of the most important—and controversial—topics of our time. God created men and women in his image—equal in value and complementary in roles. These distinctive roles are not the vestiges of a bygone era, but integral to God’s timeless good design for humanity. Designed for Joy includes… Read more…

A Reader's Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards

A Reader's Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards

by Dane C. Ortlund, Sean Michael Lucas, Paul Helm, Rhys Bezzant, Joe Rigney, Nathan A. Finn, Gerald R. McDermott, Jeremy Kimble, Kenneth P Minkema, Robert W CaldwellIII and Michael McClenahan

Jonathan Edwards—widely considered one the most important theologians in American history—has influenced generation after generation with his transcendent vision of our great and glorious God. But reading his writings for the first time can be a daunting task. Here to be your trustworthy guides are some of the very best interpreters of Edwards, who walk … Read more…

Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God

Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God

by Justin Taylor, Stephen J. Nichols and Joe Rigney

C. S. Lewis excelled at plumbing the depths of the human heart, both the good and the bad, the beautiful and the corrupt. From science fiction and fantasy to essays, letters, and works of apologetics, Lewis has offered a wealth of insight into how to live the Christian life. In this book, Rigney explores the center of Lewis’s vision for the Christian life… Read more…

Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God
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Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God

by Justin Taylor, Stephen J. Nichols and Joe Rigney

Narrated by Taylor, Justin

The writings of C. S. Lewis have influenced countless Christians over the course of many decades, offering readers intellectually satisfying answers to life's biggest questions and challenging them to walk in faith and obedience. Mining popular titles such as Mere Christianity and the Chronicles of Narnia, as well as lesser-known works such as Till We Ha… Read more…

The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts
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The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts

by Joe Rigney

Narrated by Rigney, Joe

Helping readers walk the line between idolatry and ingratitude, this book emphasizes our responsibility to glorify God by joyfully embracing his good gifts without letting them become worldly distractions that steal our affection.… Read more…