Recent Releases

Christian Focus Publications

If I Should Die Before I Wake: What's Beyond This Life? K. Scott Oliphant & Sinclair B. Ferguson, 2004, 125 pages, $11.99, softcover. The writers explain what the Bible has to say about the future, what heaven is like, and how to be ready for death.

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Pastoral Visitation: a Pocket Manual, David Short & David Searle, 2004, 143 pages, $14.99, hardcover.

Cook Communications

If You Want Breakfast in Bed Sleep in the Kitchen, David Merter, 2004, 192 pages, $12.99, softcover. A hilarious look at marriage, by a busy congressional aide who sees laughter as a gift from God.

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The Passionate Church, the Art of Life-Changing Discipleship, Mike Breen and Walt Kallestad, 2005, 235 pages, $19.99, hardcover. Offers eight simple-yet-profound truths, known as LifeShapes, designed to help church members become authentic followers of Christ.

InterVarsity Press

The Heart of Racial Justice, Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson, 2004, 185 pages, $9.99, softcover. The racial divide in the church is identified as a spiritual battle that must be won.

Kregel

Biblical Faith and Other Religions, an Evangelical Assessment, David W. Baker, general editor, 2004, 176 pages, $12.99, softcover. A collection of insightful essays about how biblical faith relates to other religions.

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Evil and the Cross, an Analytical Look at the Problem of Pain, Henri Blocher, 2004, 154 pages, $10.99, softcover. Addresses the problem of evil, possible solutions, the pitfalls of the solutions, and the hope found in Scripture.

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The Costly Call, Emir Fethi Caner and H. Edward Pruitt, 2005, 158 pages, $10.99, softcover. Modern-day stories of Muslims who found Jesus and became believers.

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The Futures of Evangelicalism, Issues and Prospects, Craig Bartholomew, Robin Parry and Andrew West, editors, 2004, 317 pages, $17.99, softcover. A collection of essays on the direction Western Christianity is taking and how key issues will determine future possibilities.

Living Ink Books

Empty Arms, Wendy Williams and Ann Caldwell, 2005, 222 pages, $10.99, softcover. More than 60 stories of hope from the devastation of abortion.

Mentor Imprint

How to Choose a Bible Version, Robert L. Thomas, 2004, 200 pages, $17.99, softcover. This book helps us learn the principles we need to know in order to assess the problems and strengths of the many Bible versions available today.

Contours of Pauline Theology: a Radical New Survey of the Influences on Paul's Biblical Writings, Tom Holland, 2004, 382 pages, $22.99, hardcover.

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Tongues Aflame: Learning to Preach from the Apostles, Roger Wagner, 2004, 374 pages, $17.99, softcover. Wagner looks at the characteristics of NT preaching and then looks in more detail at 10 sermons preached in Acts by Peter, Paul, and Stephen.

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New Testament Background Commen-tary, W. Harold Mare, 2004, 511 pages, $29.99, hardcover. A new dictionary of words, phrases, and situations in Bible order.

POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries)

Heavenly Hosts (a Panoramic Study of Angels), Victor Knowles, 2004, 142 pages, $12.00, softcover. This material originally appeared in Part 1 of Angels and Demons, 1994.

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The Biblical Roots of Islam, Victor Knowles, 2004, 48 pages, $12.00, softcover. Contact Peace on Earth Ministries, www.poeministries.org or phone 1-417-627-0325.

Regal

Doing Church as a Team, Wayne Cordeiro, 2005, 240 pages, $19.99, hardcover. An updated and expanded revision of an earlier book.

Knowing God's Purpose for Your Life, J. I. Packer, 2005, 416 pages, $19.99, hardcover. Using the medium of daily devotions, J. I. Packer explores how we can benefit from knowing God's will for our lives.

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Rising Above: Living a Life of Excellence No Matter What Life Throws You, Wayne Cordeiro, 2004, 192 pages, $18.99, hardcover. Lays out a hope-filled action plan to overcome defeat and to leave any situation better—not bitter.

Smyth & Helwys Publishing

For Unto Us, Lessons from the Life of Jesus, Timothy L. Owings, 2004, 172 pages, $19.99, softcover. Reflections on the sermon from the desert, the prayers and teachings of Jesus, including the passion and resurrection.

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The Leadership Labyrinth, Negotiating the Paradoxes of Ministry, Judson Edwards, 2005, 118 pages, $15.00, softcover. Insightful book on pastoral ministry that counters much of the common wisdom of pastoral leadership.

Zondervan

God Is Closer than You Think, John Ortberg, Zondervan, 2005, 208 pages, $18.99, softcover. "The most frequent promise in the Bible is: I will be with you,'" writes Ortberg. God is with you, within easy reaching distance.

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