Cappuccino with Colossians, 2007, Sandra L. Glahn, 130 pages, $12.99, softcover. Cappuccino continues the "Coffee Cup Bible Study" series with a look at this short but truth-packed epistle. Each book in the series is designed to provide a framework for an informative but informal study guide for women's groups.
Premium Roast with Ruth, 2007, Sandra L. Glahn, 143 pages, $12.99, softcover. Another installment in the "Coffee Cup" study series traces God's faithfulness and provision in life's toughest circumstances.
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Mind Change: A Biblical Path to Overcoming Life's Challenges, Thomas A. Jones, 2007, 176 pages, $12.00, softcover. Written to help believers see that none of life's challenges come as surprises to God and that He has a plan for all of them. Jones speaks from his experience in dealing with multiple sclerosis and his efforts to find God's power in his weakness.
Days of Grace Through the Year, Lewis B. Smedes (compiled and edited by Jeff Crosby), 2007, 320 pages, $12.00, softcover. A daily devotional in the "Through the Year" series compiled from the writings of the late Smedes and focused on understanding how we experience God's grace in the midst of a difficult world. Each day contains a Scripture reading, devotional thoughts, and a guide for prayerful reflection.
Joy in the Journey Through the Year, Michael Card, 2007, 320 pages, $12.00, softcover. Another installment in the "Through the Year" series. Singer/songwriter Card exhorts readers through this daily devotional to a deeper understanding of God and His lovingkindness, drawing on his observations about imagination, art, and the infinite creativity of God.
Praying the Psalms of Jesus, James W. Sire, 2007, 240 pages, $16.00, softcover. Sire offers an in-depth look at the many psalms that describe the nature of Christ and prophesy His coming, with a focus on prayer and meditation on who Jesus is and always has been.
Harvest of Hope: Stories of Life-Changing Gifts, Kay Marshall Strom, 2007, 200 pages, $15.00, softcover. Strom shares her experiences in personally tracking down her gifts to various charities to see how much they actually impacted those in need. What she found is both an encouragement to those who give and a challenge to those who don't.
Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, Robert M. Bowman, Jr. and J. Ed Komoszewski, 2007, 400 pages, $18.99, softcover. Two noted New Testament scholars offer an in-depth look at the wealth of biblical truth concerning Christ's fully-God nature. The book serves as a counterpart to the extensive focus on Jesus' humanity in the church (in an effort to combat those who argue against His historical existence), reminding us of the importance of His deity to our faith.
Telling the Bible: Over 100 Stories to Read Out Loud, Bob Hartman, 2007, 335 pages, $19.99, softcover. Hartman draws on years of imaginatively telling stories to his children to present a creative way to convey biblical truth to people of all ages through the power of narrative.
All the Good in Sports: True Stories that Go Beyond the Headlines, Mike Sandrolini, 2007, 182 pages, $12.99, softcover. Veteran sportswriter Sandrolini has compiled the stories of 20 contemporary sports figures who profess faith in Christ. Their stories of overcoming hardship and maintaining humility are both encouraging and challenging. Excellent material for illustrations.
Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens, Jackie Pullinger with Andrew Quicke, 2007, 252 pages, $9.99, softcover. The story of a young missionary's work in one of the darkest places of China.
Stop Acting Like a Christian: Just Be One, Christine Caine, 2007, 184 pages, $12.99, softcover. Caine offers encouragement to believers who struggle to see beyond the idea of Christianity as a system of "external behavior modification" and find their purpose by allowing God's heart to be formed in them.
Preaching the Story: How to Communicate God's Word through Narrative Sermons, Jeffrey W. Frymire, 2007, 149 pages, $9.95, softcover. Frymire attempts to "save" preaching in the postmodern era by teaching pastors to utilize the power of narrative in the Scriptures to reach people with the truth.
Bible Backgrounds: Explanatory Notes on the Bible, Merle D. Strege, 2007, 387 pages, $24.95, hardcover. An insightful and thorough look at the historical and philosophical context of many of the Bible's pivotal texts. Strege's research brings light to figures of speech and illustrations used by biblical authors that cannot be fully understood outside of the context of the writing. An excellent resource for pastors or Sunday school teachers.