Christian Living

Below you will find a small sample of books that are sure to enrich your life. Whether you are a new Christian desiring to learn more about Jesus Christ and his plan for your life or have been a believer for many years, each of these volumes will challenge you and take you deeper in your understanding of Christ and the purpose you have that is found rooted in him.

Using seven years of research, powerful biblical illustrations, and compelling human-interest stories, Ray Johnston explains how these seven essential factors will support, sustain, and strengthen your hope. And when consciously built into your life, how they will unleash hope in your marriage, your kids, your career, your church, your community, and the world. Because when hope rises -everything changes.

Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.

 

In "The Jesus Creed" Scot McKnight explores how Jesus connected the ancient Jewish commandments to "love the Lord your God with all our heart, soul and strength" and to "love your neighbor as yourself" in order to create a creed that transforms his disciples' lives. If you are passionate about discipleship and love the writings of John Ortberg, Dallas Willard and Richard Foster, you will treasure "The Jesus Creed" by Scot McKnight.

What does Christian maturity look like? Find out when you take Chandler and Wilson's guided tour through Paul's Letter to the Philippians! Forsaking the trendy and emphasizing authenticity, they mine Scripture to reveal tangible ways to develop a faith that encourages you to die to self and live through, for, with, and in Jesus.

 

Do you feel shackled by the past? Do pain, fear, and guilt cloud your vision of God's purpose? Let Vallotton help you overcome destructive attitudes and move forward into your God-ordained destiny! Sharing personal stories, biblical teaching, and practical wisdom, he equips you to unlock your potential and step into your kingdom calling.

Nobody plans to make mistakes. They just happen. There's money we wish we hadn't spent, relationships we should have avoided, jobs we'd like to forget. Helping you avoid these pitfalls, Stanley shows you how to consider "What's the wise thing to do?" and then helps you do it! Previously titled The Best Question Ever.

 

Take a transforming journey in authentic discipleship. As the pastor of a large and wealthy congregation, David Platt began to see a discrepancy between the reality of his Church and the way Jesus said His followers lived. In Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream, Platt examines how American Christianity has manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences and challenges readers to rediscover the path. 

In Radical, David Platt challenged Christians to take a hard look at their faith and ask whether they were truly following Christ or pursuing  the American dream. Radical Together takes the next step and lays out six foundational ideas for faith communities seeking to serve and live a "Radical" lifestyle. Filled with Scriptural insight and stories from around the world, Platt will help you apply the commands of Christ to your church in practical ways.

 

What did you leave behind when you chose to follow Christ?In Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live., Platt seeks to show whom we must take hold of. In order to live as authentic disciples, Platt believes we need an authentic encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, who He is, what that means, and to count the cost of truly following Him. Look afresh at the invitation Jesus offers, and discover perhaps for the first time, the joy and purpose that comes from abandoning your life to His.

Exhausted, overwhelmed, overscheduled---today's breakneck pace can consume and control us. But what if you could live a different life? Offering practical tips and spiritual insights to help you declutter your soul, Bill Hybels encourages you to stop doing what doesn't matter and create a God-first schedule so you can experience purpose, fulfillment, connectedness, and joyful productivity.

 

Tony Nolan knows what it means to be hurt. Growing up with a verbally and physically abusive father tore a rift in his heart that only time and Jesus could heal. In HurtHealer, he explores the Parable of the Good Samaritan, and shows how God calls us to serve the world from a place of dependence of Him. Learn how to become a hurthealer, and live for Christ with authenticity and passion.

We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. Let John Maxwell help you take that first step, toward a life that matters.