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The Broken Way: a daring path into abundant life

Author: Ann Voskamp January 9, 2017

This book, small group study and DVD by the popular writer Ann Voskamp encourages those who are burdened with grief, disappointment, bitterness or despair to live a new life of abundance in their brokenness.  The first session teaches that Jesus is there with broken people, went to the cross broken-hearted, allowed his body to be broken, […]

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Leading Into The World

Author: Paul Galbreath January 9, 2017

If we as Christians believe that worship is paradigmatic to the Christian life, then it matters a great deal what we say in worship. This book by Dr. Paul Galbreath looks at how worship can help us become better stewards of the earth. In the seven chapters, Galbreath provides a comprehensive discussion of various aspects […]

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Art & Faith: Reclaiming the Artistic Essence of the Church

Author: Jon Bowles August 17, 2016

This resource is a study that brings attention to the relationship between faith and art.  The short (5-8 minute), 6-session DVD segments present selected speakers/artists voicing their own views and questions about how to rekindle and celebrate the importance of the imagination—of “right mystery and beauty”— in the life of faith.  The author Jon Bowles draws on […]

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Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in Your Life

Author: Albert Haase, OFM May 31, 2016

This six-session book and DVD study published in February 2016 by Paraclete Press approaches discernment as a life-long process. Franciscan priest Albert Haase uses the word “dream” in the place of the word “will” in order to coach participants into thinking in a fresh way about how “God’s dream” might be directing their lives or calling them. […]

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Art & Prayer: The Beauty of Turning to God

Author: Timothy Verdon May 11, 2016

In this beautiful book from Paraclete Press, Monsignor Timothy Verdon, internationally respected art historian, leads the reader to consider the relationship between art and prayer. With gorgeous illustrations of art from around the world, Verdon explores “ sacred images—as they describe the life of faith” (viii) and provides chapters on spaces for prayer, liturgical prayer, lectio […]

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Animate: Practices

Author: Sparkhouse April 2, 2016

Sparkhouse’s Animate DVD study series includes three segments. The newest of them, Animate:Practices addresses such questions as: Why do we pray? Why are sacraments at the center of the church’s biggest controversies? Do we really need the church to worship God? The resource examines and features seven practices that are at the core of the Christian life.  The practices themselves, […]

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Coffee with Calvin

Author: Donald K. McKim February 16, 2016

This book of 84 daily devotions gives readers a chance to study short excerpts from Calvin’s Institutes in the spirit of prayer and reflection. For instance, the first devotion, entitled Scripture: Our Spectacles, begins with Calvin’s words from 1.6.1 of The Institutes where he teaches how the Bible is like a pair of eyeglasses showing us who God […]

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Calling & Clarity

Author: Doug Koskela January 21, 2016

This book is a clear exposition of how understanding different aspects of the term “call” can lead to clarity about vocation. Koskela teaches the distinguishing characteristics between missional calling (calling that aligns with one’s unique gifts), direct calling (a calling to either short or long-term work that may be contrary to one’s gifts and/or could […]

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Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism

Author: M. Craig Barnes December 16, 2015

Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism by M. Craig Barnes is a six-week study of a 450 year-old document that offers us great insight and comfort today. The DVD features 10-minute introductions  by Craig Barnes, and the resource CD has suggestions for leaders, discussion questions, prayers, planning ideas for worship, and event-planning tools. Use for a […]

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