Reset

Reset Author David Murray
ISBN-10 9781433555213
Year 2017-03-16
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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"How did I get here?" These are the words of many Christian men on the brink of burnout or in the midst of breakdown. They are exhausted, depressed, anxious, stressed, and joyless. Their time is spent doing many good things, but their pace is unsustainable— lacking the regular rest, readjustment, and recalibration they need. But there is good news: God has graciously provided a way for men to reset their lives to a more sustainable pace. Drawing on personal experiences—and time spent counseling other men in the midst of burnout—David Murray offers weary men hope for the future, helping them identify the warning signs of burnout and offering practical strategies for developing patterns that are necessary for living a grace-paced life and reaching the finish line with their joy intact.

Refresh

Refresh Author David Murray
ISBN-10 1433555220
Year 2017-10-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Crossway Books
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Writing to women in a busy, do-it-all culture, husband-and-wife team Shona and David Murray offer practical tips for avoiding and recovering from exhaustion, depression, and anxiety--centered on grace.

Chasing Contentment

Chasing Contentment Author Erik Raymond
ISBN-10 143355366X
Year 2017-03-31
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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In this immensely practical and encouraging book, Erik Raymond establishes what contentment is and how to learn it, teaching us to trust in the God who keeps his promises rather than our changing circumstances.

8 Hours or Less

8 Hours or Less Author Ryan Huguley
ISBN-10 9780802495198
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Moody Publishers
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What every pastor wants: more time. The clock is every pastor’s nemesis. Between meetings, administration, counseling, and other duties, it’s hard to find enough time for sermon prep. Unless you change the process. 8 Hours Or Less will show preachers how to write the same sermons they’ve been writing, but in half the time. Author Ryan Huguley reveals: The biggest time-wasters in sermon prep The five marks of a faithful sermon A day-by-day plan for writing sermons Tips for preparing your mind, heart, and notes for preaching Common pitfalls in ending a sermon And more Huguley is a pastor and the host of a podcast featuring leaders like Matt Chandler, James MacDonald, Doug Wilson, and Nancy Ortberg. What he shares in 8 Hrs or Less is a process he’s been refining for six years, and it has radically improved both his preaching and experience in ministry. Why work harder when you can work smarter? 8 Hours or Less brings relief to the time crunch and helps pastors be healthier, more balanced, and more effective—all without making their sermons suffer for it.

The Happy Christian

The Happy Christian Author David Murray
ISBN-10 9780718022020
Year 2015-02-24
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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A unique combination of biblical teaching, scientific research, and personal biography shows those who follow Jesus how to live joyful, purposeful lives. Hopelessness has invaded much of our culture, even reaching deep into the church. But while the world is awash in negativity, Christians have resources to live differently. In The Happy Christian, professor and pastor David Murray blends the best of modern science and psychology with the timeless truths of Scripture to create a solid, credible guide to positivity. The author of the acclaimed Christians Get Depressed Too, Murray exposes modern negativity’s insidious roots and presents ten perspective-changing ways to remain optimistic in a world that keeps trying to drag us down. The Happy Christian invites readers to shed negativity and become countercultural missionaries by demonstrating the positive power of the gospel in their lives.

Leading on Empty

Leading on Empty Author Wayne Cordeiro
ISBN-10 9781441207425
Year 2010-04-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Bethany House
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Wayne Cordeiro found himself paralyzed by burnout. He had been in ministry for 30 years, and 10 years after founding what is now the largest church in Hawaii, he found himself depleted. Wayne took a season out of his growing ministry to recharge and refocus on the truly important. He was able to get back in touch with his life, get back in proper balance, and re-energize his spirit through Christ in a way that propelled him forward to greater levels of service. Wayne first gave this message at a recent Willow Creek Leadership Summit, where it was the highest-rated presentation by those in attendance. Pulling no punches, Wayne talks about the walls leaders must break through and how to move on with integrity. Included are ways to care for oneself physically and emotionally as well as spiritually.

Reset

Reset Author Nick Hall
ISBN-10 9781601429094
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Multnomah
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“Our prayer for you, as you make your way through this book, is that your life would be the next one changed. …Jesus really does change everything. Whatever you need ‘reset’ in your life can be changed here and now, today.” —From the book’s foreword by Josh McDowell, Luis Palau, and Ravi Zacharias #JesusChangesEverything #JesusIsTheReset Let Jesus Be Your Reset Do you want to make a difference with your life, but you’re having trouble moving on from your past? “Follow me,” Jesus told his early followers, “and I’ll show you life as it was meant to be lived.” Nick Hall reminds us that Jesus says the same thing to us today: “Trust me. Follow me. Come to me dirty, and I’ll clean you up. Come broken, and I’ll reassemble the parts. Come desperate, and I’ll replace pain with joy. Come to me with all your questions, all your confusion, all your fear. I can reset your purity, your self-image, your faith. Come.” Whatever has been holding you back, a reset is available to you by the grace of God. Say yes to the life you were meant to live. From the Hardcover edition.

The Imperfect Disciple

The Imperfect Disciple Author Jared C. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781493409273
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking. For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when - they can't get their act together - they think God is giving them the silent treatment - they think church would be better without all the people - they're not happy with the person in the mirror - and much more Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

A Better Story

A Better Story Author Glynn Harrison
ISBN-10 9781783594511
Year 2017-01-19
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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The architects of the sexual revolution won over the popular imagination because they knew the power of story. They drew together radical new ideologies, often complex and hard to grasp, and melded them into the simpler structure of narrative. Crucially, they cast narratives that appealed to the moral instincts of ordinary, decent people. This moral vision overwhelmed the church and silenced its faltering apologists. The author argues that if Christians still believe they have have good news in the sphere of sexual ethics, then two big tasks lie ahead. Our first priority is to work out what has gone so badly wrong, both in our understanding and application of what the Bible teaches and the way we have presented our case to the non-churched. And then we must offer a better story, one that fires the imagination with such force that people will say, 'I want that to be true.' This book offers a confident, biblically rooted moral vision which needs to be shared with prayer and courage.

Live Smart

Live Smart Author Dan Dumas
ISBN-10 9781441230164
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Baker Books
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A Guide to Living Wisely While You're Young As a professor and youth director, author Dan Dumas has seen that young people have high expectations for themselves. They want their lives to matter, and there's no reason our expectations for them should be any different. This book presents practical tools and biblical advice to middle school and high school-aged readers so they can make the most of their youth. It covers everything from making the right friendships to how to think about education and how to invest in their relationships with God. The habits a person forms when they're young can last a lifetime--now's the time to make it count. This book is ideal for parents and youth pastors to give to young people to read on their own or study in groups.

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit Author Michael Horton
ISBN-10 9780310534075
Year 2017-04-25
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Just as we take breathing for granted, we can take the Holy Spirit for granted simply because we constantly depend on him. Like the cane that soon feels like an extension of the blind man’s own body, we too easily begin to think of the Holy Spirit as an extension of ourselves. Yet the Spirit is at the center of the action in the divine drama from Genesis 1:2 all the way to Revelation 22:17. The Spirit’s work is as essential as the Father’s and the Son’s, yet the Spirit’s work is always directed to the person and work of Christ. In fact, the efficacy of the Holy Spirit’s mission is measured by the extent to which we are focused on Christ. The Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who brings the work of the Father, in the Son, to completion. In everything that the Triune God performs, this perfecting work is characteristic of the Spirit. In Rediscovering the Holy Spirit, author, pastor, and theologian Mike Horton introduces readers to the neglected person of the Holy Spirit, showing that the work of God’s Spirit is far more ordinary and common than we realize. Horton argues that we need to take a step back every now and again to focus on the Spirit himself—his person and work—in order to recognize him as someone other than Jesus or ourselves, much less something in creation. Through this contemplation we can gain a fresh dependence on the Holy Spirit in every area of our lives.

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You Author Tony Reinke
ISBN-10 1433552434
Year 2017-04-30
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Crossway Books
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Writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives--for good and ill--and calls us to develop healthy habits for life in the digital age.

Praying Together

Praying Together Author Megan Hill
ISBN-10 9781433550546
Year 2016-04-14
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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Nearly all Christians would affirm the centrality of prayer for a healthy Christian life. And yet, for many, prayer is often a challenge, requiring intense personal commitment and self-discipline. However, as Megan Hill points out in Praying Together, our normal approach to prayer leaves out a crucial component: other people. While personal prayer is important, God designed the church to be a community of believers who regularly pray together. Exploring the Bible’s rich teaching on what it means to gather at God’s throne with one voice, Hill lays a theological foundation for corporate prayer and offers practical guidance for making it a reality—in our families, churches, and communities.

The Pastor s Wife

The Pastor s Wife Author Gloria Furman
ISBN-10 9781433543869
Year 2015-04-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher Crossway
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In this uplifting and often humorous book, Gloria Furman offers pastors’ wives a breath of fresh air, reminding readers that Christ stands ready to help regardless of the circumstance—whether it’s late-night counseling sessions, unrealistic expectations about how they spend their time, or complaints about their husbands’ preaching. Filled with life-giving truth from God's Word, this book will help pastors’ wives joyfully treasure their Savior, love their husbands, and serve their churches.