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The Barbarian Way
by Erwin McManus
Erwin McManus wasn't raised in a Christian home, so when he came to Christ as a college student, he didn't know the rules of the "religious club." Erwin's way was passionate and rough around the edges-a sincere, barbaric journey to Christ. Barbaric Christians see Jesus differently than civilized Christians. They see disciples differently, and they see Christ's mission differently. The Barbarian Way is a call to escape "civilized" Christianity and become original, powerful, untamed Christians-just as Christ intended.
Celebration of Discipline
Richard J. Foster
In this contemporary classic Richard Foster introduces us to the ancient disciplines of the Christian faith. As Foster explains, the practice of these disciplines does not amount to drudgery, but to delight, for it is through these practices that we are brought closer to Christ. As thousands of readers have found, there is no surer guide to spiritual growth than Celebration of Discipline.
by Bill Hybels
Life transformation and the eternal destinies of real people depend on the
redemptive message entrusted to the local church. Are you willing to do
whatever it takes to help lead your church effectively so God's message of hope can change the world? Then this book is for you!
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
by Jeffrey Sachs
"Extreme poverty can be ended, not in the time of our grandchildren, but our time." Thus forecasts Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, whose twenty-five years of experience observing the world from many vantage points has helped him shed light on the most vital issues facing our planet: the causes of poverty, the role of rich-country policies, and the very real possibilities for a poverty-free future. Sachs brings his considerable expertise to bear in the landmark The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time, his highly anticipated blueprint for world-wide economic success - a goal, he argues, we can reach in a mere twenty years.
How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth
by Fee and Stuart
Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.
Planting Growing Churches for the
21st Century: A Comprehensive
Guide for New Churches
By Aubrey Malphurs
The Practice of the Presence of God
by Brother Lawrence
For three centuries the writings of Brother Lawrence have taught Christians that God is as present in the kitchen as in the cathedral and as accessible in the living room as He is around the Lord's table. This simple, yet profound teaching will empower you to seek the joy of God's presence in the midst of every moment and circumstance.
by Mark Driscoll
Reformission is the continual reforming of the mission of the church to enhance God’s command to reach out to others in a way that acknowledges the unique times and locations of daily life. It calls for a movement of missionaries to seek the lost across the street as well as across the globe.
The Skeptics Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis: Tough Questions, Direct Answers
by Dale Hanson
Motivated by the obvious need for a manageable tool, Dale Hanson Bourke has compiled the essential information in a simple and straightforward way, explaining medical and political issues in everyday language. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for your education and involvement in the global AIDS crisis.
The Second Coming of the Church
by George Barna
In this "blueprint for survival," Christian sociologist George Barna evaluates the moral and spiritual decline of society and the corresponding stagnation within the church. Using hard data, Barna unveils the status quo and argues convincingly that the church must re-invent itself or face virtual oblivion by the mid-21st century."
The world has changed dramatically since the first century . . . but Jesus hasn't. In this provocative, hopeful book, Bell asks what the church might look like if today's believers fully embraced "the way" of love, peace, sharing possessions, compassion, risk, forgiveness, and harmony. Could we convince a highly wired, cynical culture to start listening again?
Walk On: The Spiritual Journey of U2
by Steve Stockman
From the group's beginnings in Dublin's Shalom Christian Fellowship to their arrival as the world's greatest rock band, Walk On shines a spotlight on the very real struggles and triumphs of the band members' Christian faith. How has Bono transformed from a rock god to a key ambassador on the world stage? Why is the Church that once shunned U2 now claiming them as its own? More than two decades into worldwide success, have the boys from Ireland actually found what they're looking for?
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AIDS is the worst epidemic humankind has ever faced. The virus infects 14,000 people every day, leaving millions of people suffering and having a devastating effect on the world's most vulnerable: use this site to find out more and see what you can do to help.
BILD International develops curriculum and strengthens networks of churches to equip indigenous leaders and churches to proclaim the gospel effectively in their culture. BILD Accelerates and/or renews church planting movements by training leaders.
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans – ONE by ONE – to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE is students and ministers, punk rockers and NASCAR moms, Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life, united as ONE to help make poverty history. ONE believes that allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries. ONE also calls for debt cancellation, trade reform and anti–corruption measures in a comprehensive package to help Africa and the poorest nations beat AIDS and extreme poverty.
Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of those most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. This website explores his life, character, teachings and followers. It looks at how he has been quoted and misquoted, filmed and written about, worshipped and argued over. It is a place to explore and post your own questions, thoughts and prayers.
RELEVANT is led by 16 section editors and hundreds of writers just like you. RELEVANTmagazine.com is the daily-updated, user-driven counterpart to RELEVANT magazine. The website receives hundreds of thousands of visitors and more than 4 million page views each month. The print magazine has now surpassed more than 75,000 in circulation.
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. They serve the world's poor — regardless of a person's religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
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