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In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
Author Lewis, Clive Staples
Year Published 1952
Category: Bible Study
Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus issued a compelling and challenging invitation to Follow Him. He’s not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants Completely Committed Followers. Based on the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, this one-of-a-kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.

This unconventional small group experience is a cinematic journey through a series of six mini-movies providing a unique perspective to help shape today’s believer into a first century Christ-follower. Follow the journey of Eric Nelson, a man leading a compartmentalized triple life as a pleasure-seeking rebel, a cutthroat corporate executive, and a nominal Christian. When confronted with a near death experience, Eric embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his commitment to Jesus Christ and tests the faith of his friends and family.
Author Idleman, Ken
Year Published 2012
Category: Bible Study
Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus issued a compelling and challenging invitation to Follow Him. He’s not interested in mere fans. He doesn’t want enthusiastic admirers. He wants Completely Committed Followers. Based on the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, this one-of-a-kind small group study examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.

This unconventional small group experience is a cinematic journey through a series of six mini-movies providing a unique perspective to help shape today’s believer into a first century Christ-follower. Follow the journey of Eric Nelson, a man leading a compartmentalized triple life as a pleasure-seeking rebel, a cutthroat corporate executive, and a nominal Christian. When confronted with a near death experience, Eric embarks on a spiritual journey that transforms his commitment to Jesus Christ and tests the faith of his friends and family.
Author Idleman, Ken
Year Published 2012
Category: Children
Retell the historical events surrounding Jesus' death and resurrection through Scripture and beautiful artwork. Ten-year-old Christopher wants to know the story behind the Easter story. Join him in discovering important details about this miraculous event that help him better understand the season's celebration. Plus, Christopher finds his own special link to the very first Easter!
Author Maier, Paul L.; Ordaz, Francisco
Year Published 1999
Category: Children
With more than forty flaps to open (and surprises to find underneath), children can join in the thrill of discovery as they help uncover the lessons in Jesus' parables.
Author Littleton, Mark; Moroney, Trace
Year Published 2004
Category: Children
Introduce your child to the Bible with this delightful, one-year devotional! With simple, childlike language, colorful illustrations, and age-appropriate themes, this engaging day-by-day devotional is the perfect way to teach your child the Bible’s truths. For each day of the year, this beautiful devotional offers:

- A Bible verse from an easy-to-understand translation

- A conversational reading

- A simple question for further dialogue between you and your child

- A prayer

Recommended for ages 3-6.
Author Free, Betty; Reeves, Eria
Year Published 1997
When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way."

If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. This gentle book guides the lonely and suffering as they move through the many facets of grief, begin to heal, and slowly build new lives.
Author Grollman, Earl A.
Year Published 1977
Category: Theology
How can an omnipotent God allow suffering and violence to pervade the world? Arthur McGill approaches this disturbing question by examining the concept of power that is violent, destructive, and dominative, and the power of God that is creative, totally open, self-giving, and expansive. Through consideration of power, McGill provides reflections on the nature of God's inner life in the Trinity and concludes that "service" characterizes God's relationship to the world, not "domination."
Author McGill, Arthur C.
Year Published 1982

Review:

"As a survivor myself, I had read a ton of books which offered no "real" answers for me. Maybe it was the images, maybe it was her candid way of making sense of theological issues involved with abuse, but for me, this is a very well thought provoking and moving book. For the first time in my life, I was able to find closure where other books had failed. This author's artwork so eloquently describes what can often not be stated in words. But she does that well too! I appreciated her "down to earth" language. I didn't get lost in the "sexual abuse" jargon that often accompanies these type books. Thanks Melane for a such a blessing of a book and opening and sharing your art and words for all to heal from. I can't thank you enough! I loved it so much I sent a copy to entire family, so they too can begin the process of healing."

Author Jansen, Melanie
Year Published 2001
Category: Church
In this era of "faith-based initiatives," congregations increasingly find themselves in the business of establishing and supporting community ministries-daycare for infants and toddlers, respite care for elders, and programs for housing rehab and home repair, tutoring, and social justice advocacy.
Author Dudley, Carl S.
Year Published 2002