Saturday, October 11, 2008

An "Authentic" Handful

Church as a Safe Place: Confronting, Resolving and Minimizing Abuse in the Church

We are all looking for relationships and environments that are safe, that give us life. Sadly, however, many people suffer as a result of the failure to create a safe place within the church environment. Drawing upon the authors experience in counseling those who have suffered spiritual abuse, Church as a Safe Place offers help to those who are victims of abuse or anyone committed to ensuring that church is a safe place.

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860246036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860246036

Searching for a Better God

The questions about God that used to center around his existence are now aimed at his morality the God who permits diseases and natural disasters that kill innocent people; the God that allows brutal dictators to rule with an iron fist. At best this God is aloof and uncaring; at worst he is primitive and cruel. Many of the contemporary generation have concluded, through what is called common sense theology, that we are actually morally superior to God and he is less than inadequate. Even some in the church have begun to suspect this same thing that God just isnt that great. But as people of faith, we have an understanding that helps us bridge the reality of what we see with those realities we do not see. So how are we to communicate that to a skeptical generation? In Searching for a Better God, Wade Bradshaw shows us that the caricatures many have drawn of God are not accurate and God, as described in the Bible, is misunderstood. Ideas about God that at first consideration seem unethical are precisely how we need God to be. He gives us ways to talk to those who doubt Gods character. By thoroughly explaining and examining this contemporary, common sense theology, Bradshaw brings us back to confident hope in God, the perfect and moral God of the Bible.

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934068004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934068007
Pure Gold: Embracing God's Grace

Buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich. Revelation 318 NIV Prospectors throughout the ages have sacrificed everything to search for the gold that would make them rich. For many, this was a fruitless journey. As Christians, we, too, are searching for goldGods priceless gift of grace. Learning to accept Gods grace is the most important thing you can do to become, grow, and mature as a Christian. But first, you must understand every facet of grace. Davis has done a marvelous job of correlating intangible grace with tangible goldthe greatest historical and universally valued commodity. Christians can now grasp the biblical concept of grace in a practical, real, and meaningful way. Pure Gold picks and shovels through the mountain of Scripture, leading the seeking Christian, a spiritual prospector, to sift the soil of their soul and discover within the brilliant R ock, Gods pure gold, grace in Christ Jesus. Possessing the treasure of Gods grace enables us to live rich lives that give us joy, peace, energy, passion, and the ability to rise above our daily burdens.

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic (September 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934068640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934068649
Mission-Minded Family, The: Releasing Your Family to God's Destiny

In a missionminded family, theres a Godinfused energy. Theres a focus on Gods worldwide purpose and theres a passion for the lost. Theres a spiritual depth and hunger that reaches beyond the maintenance mode of cultural Christianity. A missionminded family emphasizes leadership, calling and destiny. Theres a prevailing attitude of selfsacrifice and an emphasis on total submission to Gods will. Theres an unmistakable and contagious joy. Dunagan, who wrote The MissionMinded Child, brings the same perspective to what it means to be a missionminded family. This book includes suggested activities for families to participate in together as well as resources to help families develop the desire to be more missionsfocused. She discusses the need for families to balance and prioritize their everyday lives and delves into what a familys finances would look like if they were focused on missions. This practical book is the perfect companion to The MissionMinded Child. Families who read and practice principles from this book will receive a rekindled closeness as they participate in ministry together.

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934068438
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934068434

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