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Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Wisdom Books (HOTE)

Handbooks for Old Testament Exegesis: Interpreting the Wisdom Books (HOTE)

by Edward M. Curtis

The wisdom literature of the Bible (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs) is filled with practical principles for everyday life. While some Christians are deterred by the pragmatic character of these matter-of-fact guidelines, they are as integral to God's purposes for His people as the explicitly theological material that dominates other parts… Read more…

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Biblical Prophecy

Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church - Biblical Prophecy

by Ellen F. Davis

In this fresh and expansive work, Ellen Davis offers a comprehensive interpretation of the prophetic role and word in the Christian scriptures. Davis carefully outlines five essential features of the prophetic role and then systematically examines seven representations of prophets and prophecies. Thoroughly theological, Davis's volume … Read more…

A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities

A Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities

by J. Stephen Yuille

Driven by the desire to be successful, pastors are tempted to judge their ministries by the worldly standards of power, prestige, privilege, and prosperity. In contrast, J. Stephen Yuille reorients our understanding of pastoral ministry by presenting a standard of excellence measured by faithfulness, humility, and submission to God—even when the results lo… Read more…

Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today
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Expositional Preaching: How We Speak God's Word Today

by David R. Helm

What makes for good preaching?In this accessible volume—written for preachers and preachers in training—pastor David Helm outlines what must be believed and accomplished to become a faithful expositor of God’s Word.In addition to offering practical, step-by-step guidance for preachers, this short book will equip all of us to recognize good … Read more…

Shaped by the Gospel

Shaped by the Gospel

by Michael Horton, Timothy Keller and Dane Calvin Ortlund

It is easy to assume that if we understand the gospel and preach it faithfully, our ministry will necessarily be shaped by it—but this is not true.  Many churches claim to be gospel-centered but do not have a ministry that is shaped by, centered on, and empowered through the gospel.  The implications of the gospel have not yet worked their wa… Read more…

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Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut
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Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut

by Marv Penner, Ryan Anderson and Ryan Anderson

You may have noticed them—the kids who are hiding their pain under long sleeves or wristbands. Or you might never notice them—the ones who seem to have life together except for the deep secret that they keep hidden beneath their clothes. This is no longer a fringe issue that occurs only in the most extreme cases. The truth is that many teens today are de… Read more…

Caring for Souls: Counseling Under the Authority of Scripture

Caring for Souls: Counseling Under the Authority of Scripture

by Harry E Shields, Gary J. Bredfeldt, Harry Shields and Gary Bredfeldt

Caring for Souls is a helpful primer on the intersection of psychology and Scripture. How psychology fits into Christianity is a thorny and often confusing subject for many. There is a great deal of disagreement even among experts. In Caring for Souls, Gary Bredfeldt and Harry Shields address the intersection of Scripture and psychology in Christian coun… Read more…

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Reading Your Life's Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring

Reading Your Life's Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring

by Keith R. Anderson

Spiritual mentoring is a particular kind of friendship in which, according to Keith R. Anderson, "two or more people walk together in heightened awareness of the presence of yet Another"—the Holy Spirit. "Spiritual mentoring is not a complicated process that requires technical training and complex protocol," Anderson continues. "It… Read more…

Missional Discipleship After Christendom

Missional Discipleship After Christendom

by Andrew Hardy and Dan Yarnell

It is not a changing culture, reduced resources, or a rescinding Christian memory that creates the greatest challenges for the church in the West. It is the lack of a clear commitment to the intentional, authentic, and contextual expressions of missional disciple-making, which will shape current and future generations of followers of Jesus to express the val… Read more…

Sent and Gathered (Engaging Worship): A Worship Manual for the Missional Church

Sent and Gathered (Engaging Worship): A Worship Manual for the Missional Church

by Clayton J. Schmit

Historic changes are occurring in the convergence of worship styles throughout the Christian church. Christians across the theological spectrum are seeking to learn from their own tradition's roots and from the liturgical expressions of believers in other times and places.Here worship expert Clayton Schmit examines worship in church settings around the g… Read more…

Soul School

Soul School

by Doug Fields and Jeanne Stevens

We all know that youth ministry can be hard. Sadly, many youth workers walk away from their jobs, their callings, and their passion because their interior worlds are falling apart. That’s why Soul School is essential for developing an effective and healthy you(th) ministry. Because while your ministry might look healthy to outsiders, only you know that som… Read more…

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How To Grow a High Impact Church, Vol. 1
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How To Grow a High Impact Church, Vol. 1

by Chip Ingram

God's design is for each of us to grow from our seeds of faith into mighty trees, then join with other trees into a forest, or church, that grows in both size and spiritual depth. His true measure of church growth is not centered on the numbers..it's the fruit...measured by IMPACT. Pastors and church leaders are confronted each day with challenges, b… Read more…


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