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From Nothing: A Theology of Creation

From Nothing: A Theology of Creation

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Too often the doctrine of creation has been made to serve limited or pointless ends, like the well-worn arguments between science and faith over the question of human and cosmic origins. Given this history, some might be tempted to ignore the theology of creation, thinking it has nothing new or substantive to say. They would be wrong.

In this stimulating volume, Ian A. McFarland shows that at the heart of the doctrine of creation lies an essential truth about humanity: we are completely dependent on God. Apart from this realization, little else about us makes sense.

McFarland demonstrates that this radical dependence is a consequence of the doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, creation from nothing. Taking up the theological consequences of creation--theodicy and Providence--the author provides a detailed and innovative constructive theology of creation. Drawing on the biblical text, classical sources, and contemporary thought, From Nothing proves that a robust theology of creation is a necessary correlate to the Christian confession of redemption in Jesus Christ.

From Relief to Empowerment: How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission

From Relief to Empowerment: How Your Church Can Cultivate Sustainable Mission

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Mission flourishes when relationships are characterized by mutuality--a difficult, but important, balance to sustain. While there are times for the relief efforts and traditional charity when disasters strike, if years later the same people are receiving the same aid, an opportunity is lost. Mission that moves beyond relief to empowerment opens up ways to address systemic forms of oppression and poverty. This book is ideal for groups who want to engage or re-engage in mission.

This book looks at ZOE, a Christian non-profit and United Methodist advanced special, as an exemplar of sustainable mission that can empower even the most vulnerable to help themselves.

Proceeds of sales go to ZOE.

Garden Resonates: A Gospel Emerging Generations Can Believe In

Garden Resonates: A Gospel Emerging Generations Can Believe In

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Within the church today there are five generations represented: Traditional, Boomers, Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z. Each generation has value and influences the church community, but research indicates that churches are not engaging Millennials and Generation Z for the purpose of making lasting disciples and that a trend of decline has developed.

There will always be a "next generation" to reach.

The Garden Resonates will equip church leaders with a framework for sharing the gospel in relevant and compelling ways to the emerging generations. It reframes the gospel narrative and provides leaders with practical help to reverse the trend of decline while weaving a new story of growth and vibrancy.

Giving Is the Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy

Giving Is the Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy

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ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist!

Wouldn't it be great if we could do what pleases God, helps others, and is best for us--at the same time? Can we live the good life without being selfish?

In Giving Is the Good Life, bestselling author Randy Alcorn teaches life-changing biblical principles of generosity and tells stories of people who have put those radical principles into practice. Each story is a practical application that can help stimulate your imagination and expand your dreams of serving Jesus in fresh ways. These real-life models give you not just words to remember but footprints to follow.

Giving Is the Good Life reveals a grander view of God and generosity--one that stretches far beyond our imagination and teaches us what the good life is really all about.





God Will Use This for Good: Surviving the Mess of Life

God Will Use This for Good: Surviving the Mess of Life

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Does it ever feel like life is out of control? Could you use the reminder that God is in control?

When tragedy strikes, people desperately search for answers. Believers and unbelievers alike find themselves turning to God. Bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado tells us that though it may not be quick or painless, God will use this mess for good.

In this booklet, Max Lucado will help you:

  • Find courage to never give up during turbulent times
  • Trust God to help you through all of life's trials
  • Remember that God will use every painful circumstance for good
  • Scriptures for Your Turbulent Times also included.

    Grace At The Table: A Biblical Theological Study of the Lord's Supper

    Grace At The Table: A Biblical Theological Study of the Lord's Supper

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    Why should we study the Lord's Supper? Isn't it enough simply to observe the practice and live in a way that honors that practice? What more needs to be said? What more needs to be considered? Sure, this is the kind of stuff that scholars love to talk about, but what difference should it make beyond the observance itself and the halls of academia? The author explains... "In this study I want to explore the nourishment, the refreshment, the life the Lord's Supper offers." Life? Really? Isn't the Lord's Supper just a practice we observe to remember what Jesus did for us?

    In Grace At The Table: A Biblical Theological Study of the Lord's Supper, Dr. James Allman walks the reader through an extensive, in-depth examination of the roots, meaning, and relevance of the Lord's Supper. Motivated by the experiences of his youth and early ministry, Allman pursued connections in Scripture to fill in several gaps in the church's practice. Included are studies of "bread" and "the cup of the blood." The Hebrew Bible offers fundamental contributions in these and other areas, including the Fall narrative in Genesis 3, the Levitical sacrifices, the New Covenant, and the Egyptian Hallel, Psalms 113--118.

    Allman argues convincingly that the Lord's Supper is highly relevant and extremely important to the everyday life of each believer. "I want to see if we can begin to restore the joy that the Supper ministers to God's people." This "joy," he contends, recognizes the atoning work of Christ while enjoying the fellowship of God's people. Indeed, this study can open your eyes and light afresh a fire within your heart to honor Jesus' sacrifice and foster grace at the table among His people everywhere.

    Grace of Les Miserables

    Grace of Les Miserables

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    Victor Hugo's Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you've tackled the 1,400-page 19thcentury novel, witnessed the Broadway musical (and memorized its soundtrack), or seen the several screen adaptations of it, you already know the power of its story. In the six-week study The Grace of Les Misérables, author and pastor Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story--grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope--each represented by a character in Hugo's story. As these imperfect and relatable characters interact, we can see how these ideals work together (perhaps even in spite of each other) out in the world. In keeping with his previous works, Matt Rawle brings us to the intersection of Church and Pop Culture by drawing parallels between the iconic story and musical and our Christian calling, inspiring us to both understand our faith and live it out in the world. A DVD, Leader Guide, youth resources, and Worship Resource Flash Drive are also available for a six-week study.
    Grief Observed

    Grief Observed

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    The Spiritual Journey of Grief

    A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," A Grief Observed is an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

    Hope for the Future: Answering God S Call to Justice for Our Children

    Hope for the Future: Answering God S Call to Justice for Our Children

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    Whether a parent or pastor, child advocate or Christian educator, professional or volunteer working with children, we yearn for both comfort and challenge, vision and validation, hope and help as we seek to make a difference in the lives of children.

    In Hope for the Future, Shannon Daley-Harris draws from her twenty-four years of work with the Children's Defense Fund to offer twelve meditations for those working to create a better world for our children. Each meditation focuses on passages of Scripture and weaves together moving stories of children, startling statistics about the challenges facing children, and inspiring examples from other movements and faithful leaders that came before us. Questions for faithful response after each meditation will prompt further reflection and action.

    This inspirational book can be used as a devotional, in Bible study discussion, or during a social action committee's discernment.

    How Not to Save the World

    How Not to Save the World

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    A Publisher's Weekly and ECPA bestseller

    A practical, straightforward guide for Christ-followers who want to talk about Jesus without feeling weird or pushy.

    Ten years ago, Hosanna Wong packed her life into suitcases and started traveling the country to talk to people about Jesus. She quickly discovered lies she had believed that held her back from actually sharing God's love.

    It turns out, believing lies that you're not enough, your story doesn't matter, and there's no way for you to make an impact... that's how not to save the world.

    Through faithfully studying God's Word and fumbling through her own flawed progress, Hosanna uncovered what the Bible says about revealing God's love in our everyday lives.

    With honesty and humor, Hosanna will help you:

  • Embrace your unique story to naturally talk about Jesus through your real life and authentic relationships;
  • Discover the three most effective steps to take when fighting for a loved one who is in a tough place;
  • Overcome the lies that hold you back so you can step into your calling and empower people to encounter God.
  • It turns out, you can naturally share God's love in your everyday life. You can fight for those you love, and a world Jesus loves. There is a way for every person you know to realize how valuable they are to God. You've been created for it, equipped for it, and you're ready for it. Let's go!