Pastor's Book Recommendations...
There is hope. God can save your church.
Thom Rainer reveals seven findings of revived churches. Through new research, he figuratively dissects hundreds of churches that were on the path toward death. But they turned around. They revived. They did so in the face of facts and naysayers who told them it could not be done.
Get ready to walk with us through the anatomy of churches that were revived because they chose to live. The choice is as simple as it is profound. Change or die. And now, in God’s power, the choice is yours.
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Become a peacemaker this Advent and experience the hope of new life!
Keep Watch with Me, by Claire Brown and Michael T. McRay, is a collaborative daily devotional featuring diverse contributors. The season of Advent as the church prepares for the birth of Christ is a penitential season of reckoning with our need and the needs of the world. Keep Watch with Me offers stories, reflections, prayers and spiritual practices to sustain and challenge the faith of those who work for justice and peace, and klong for the coming of God with us.
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Without even being aware of it, many of us operate from an inward mindset, a single-minded focus on our own goals and objectives. This book points out the many ways, some quite subtle and deceptive, that this mindset invites tension and conflict. But incredible things happen when people switch to an outward mindset. They intuitively understand what coworkers, colleagues, family, and friends need to be successful and happy. Their organizations thrive, and astonishingly, by focusing on others they become happier and more successful themselves! This new mindset brings about deep and far-reaching changes.
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While it's common knowledge that walking is good for physical health, many people may never have considered that walking is also good for their spiritual health. In this high-tech, fast-paced world, people long to slow down. Thomas Hawkins lifts up walking as a Christian spiritual practice that can help readers find their way to God. Each of the 6 chapters includes suggestions to help the reader experience prayerful walking.
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"Within the struggle, joy, pain, and delight that attend our life, there is an invisible circle of grace that enfolds and encompasses us in every moment. Blessings help us to perceive this circle of grace, to find our place of belonging within it, and to receive the strength the circle holds for us." -from the Introduction Beginning in Advent and moving through the sacred seasons of the Christian year, Circle of Grace offers Jan's distinctive and poetic blessings that illuminate the treasures each season offers to us.
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