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Jesus Outside the Lines

Jesus Outside the Lines

by Gabe Lyons and Scott Sauls

Whether the issue of the day on Twitter, Facebook, or cable news is our sexuality, political divides, or the perceived conflict between faith and science, today’s media pushes each one of us into a frustrating clash between two opposing sides. Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly… Read more…

Befriend

Befriend

by Ann Voskamp and Scott Sauls

2017 ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist (Faith and Culture category)Is real friendship too risky?We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made worlds. Now more than ever, it’s easy to avoid people with whom we disagree or whose life experiences… Read more…

Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

Struck: One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

by Russ Ramsey and Scott Sauls

'When my doctor told me I was dying, I came alive.' What happens when you come face-to-face with your mortality? When your body fails you, what happens to your faith? Russ Ramsey was struck by a bacterial infection that destroyed his mitral valve, sending him into heart failure and requiring urgent open-heart surgery. As he faced … Read more…

From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership

From Weakness to Strength: 8 Vulnerabilities That Can Bring Out the Best in Your Leadership

by Joni Eareckson Tada, Scotty Smith and Scott Sauls

In this honest book, pastor and author Scott Sauls exposes the real struggles that Christian leaders and pastors regularly face. Sauls shares his own stories and those of other leaders from Scripture and throughout history to remind us that we are human, we are sinners, and we need Jesus to help us thrive as people and leaders.   For Christian lead… Read more…

Irresistible Faith

Irresistible Faith

by Bob Goff and Scott Sauls

"I love everything that Scott Sauls writes." -- Christine CaineWhat if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus?Jesus said his followers would be a light to the world and a city on a hill--a warmly inviting, neighbor-loving, grace- and truth-filled destination for all. He envisioned his followers as life-giving neighbors, bosses, employees,… Read more…

15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me

15 Things Seminary Couldn't Teach Me

by Collin Hansen, R. Albert MohlerJr., C. Jeffrey RobinsonSr., Daniel L. Akin, Jay S. Thomas, Harry L. ReederIII, Matthew Z. Capps, Phil A. Newton, Scott Sauls, Jeff Higbie, Matt McCullough, John Onwuchekwa, Vermon Pierre, Juan R Sanchez, Jeff RobinsonSr and V

Some lessons can’t be learned in a classroom.A seminary education is immensely valuable, offering theological preparation, spiritual formation, and wise mentoring. But many new pastors are discouraged when the realities of their first call don’t line up with what they came to expect from assigned readings and classroom discussions.Bridging the gap betwee… Read more…

More Than You Can Handle

More Than You Can Handle

by Nate Pyle and Scott Sauls

"God won't give you more than you can handle." This is one of the most common and least helpful reassurances floating around Christian circles. It is anything but biblical. The truth is that God does allow a lot more than we can handle. But why? Nate Pyle has walked through tragedy in his own life--professional uncertainty, the int… Read more…

Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear
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Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgment, Isolation, and Fear

by Scott Sauls and Dean Gallagher

Is real friendship too risky? We live in a world where real friendship is hard to find. Suspicious of others and insecure about ourselves, we retreat into the safety of our small, self-made digital worlds. Tragically, even the church can become a place that reinforces this isolation. Jesus models a much richer vision of friendship. Scott Sauls… Read more…