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Practicing Hospitality

Practicing Hospitality

by Pat Ennis, Lisa Tatlock, Pat Ennis, Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Lisa Tatlock

What makes a person or a home hospitable? Does hospitality call for a beautifully decorated home and a menu filled with gourmet foods, or can it be as simple as offering a friend a cup of tea? In Practicing Hospitality two longtime professors (and practitioners!) of home economics provide both the theological base and the practical knowledge to understand an… Read more…

What Is a Christian?

What Is a Christian?

by Ryan McGraw

What is a Christian? This is a truly vital question because never-ending happiness or everlasting horror hinges upon understanding the correct, biblical answer to it. Yet few questions have provoked so much confusion. Ryan McGraw lays out what it means to be a Christian in terms of what one believes, what one experiences, and what one does—a full-orbed Chr… Read more…

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

by John Piper

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'. … Read more…

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on John (Vol. 4)

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on John (Vol. 4)

by Charles Swindoll

Insights on John is part of the 15-volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series. This newly revised and expanded edition draws on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. His deep insight, signature easygoing style, and humor bring a warmth and practical accessibi… Read more…

Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage

Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage

by Joel R. Beeke

Neither a comprehensive marriage manual, nor a complete exploration of the theological significance of marriage, Friends and Lovers focuses on two key ingredients in a vital marriage, friendship and sexual intimacy. Drawing from the wisdom of the Bible, especially the Book of Proverbs, Joel Beeke shows you how to grow closer to your spouse both emotionally a… Read more…

Contentment, Prosperity, and God's Glory

Contentment, Prosperity, and God's Glory

by Jeremiah Burroughs

Why is it difficult to be content when you have so much? On the surface, it seems unnecessary to instruct someone to be content in times of prosperity. However, times of prosperity and abundance provide some of the strongest temptations to pull our hearts away from God. Jeremiah Burroughs was keenly aware that the riches of this world comp… Read more…

Why Should You Deny Yourself?

Why Should You Deny Yourself?

by Ryan McGraw

“Self-denial is one of the fundamental principles of the Christian life. It is Christianity 101,” writes author Ryan McGraw. Christians, regardless of personal cost, must believe and do whatever Christ teaches them and reject and flee from whatever He forbids them. McGraw helps readers develop an understanding of this essential principle of Christian liv… Read more…

Sure I Believe - So What!

Sure I Believe - So What!

by James Montgomery Boice

No matter how enthusiastically we embrace doctrinal teaching it has no real power unless accompanied by action. James Boice tackles key areas of conflict in the Christian's life - avoiding hypocrisy, guarding our tongues using our wealth appropriately, perseverance. If you really believe then it will show in your life. James is a pract… Read more…

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on Acts (Vol. 5)

Swindoll's Living Insights: Insights on Acts (Vol. 5)

by Charles Swindoll

Insights on Acts explores the expansion of the early church throughout the Roman world in the continuing 15-volume Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary series. This never-before-released volume draws on Gold Medallion Award–winner Chuck Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. His deep insight, signatur… Read more…

This Do in Remembrance of Me

This Do in Remembrance of Me

by Arie Elshout

Some Christians struggle with doubts and dread the thought of participating in the Lord’s Supper for fear of taking it unworthily. In this book, Arie Elshout provides tender encouragement to such sensitive souls. Distinguishing between the assurance of faith and the assurance of sense, Elshout reminds us that weak faith is faith nonetheless. Wise pastoral … Read more…

How Should Men Lead Their Families?

How Should Men Lead Their Families?

by Joel R. Beeke

God’s Word teaches us that Jesus Christ was ordained by God and anointed by the Spirit for His work as prophet, priest, and king of His children. Those who are in union with Him share His offices in a limited but important way. In this booklet, Joel Beeke explains how husbands and fathers should lead their families as prophets, priests, and kings. Filled w… Read more…

Why Should I Fast?

Why Should I Fast?

by Daniel Hyde

Today, the church seems to have forgotten about the spiritual discipline of fasting. Most of us have never heard a sermon about it, and few of us have ever practiced it. We think of fasting as an antiquated relic of the past. So why should we fast in an age of fast food? Pastor Daniel R. Hyde argues that “fasting is actually a basic biblical teaching and p… Read more…


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