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God is Love: Reflections on the Character of God

Love can mean different things to different people depending on their situation. That’s why Oswald Chambers reminds us to turn to Scripture to find the only true, pure form of love there is—God’s love. His love is perfect and powerful, holy and healing. We can’t even begin to comprehend it apart from His Word. God Is Love leads you to a…

A Rumor of Hope: The Good News of Easter

Is it really true? Did Jesus willingly die a horrible death on a cross and then come back to life? The idea seems impossible for our human minds to comprehend, yet the gospel message isn’t complete without both a brutal sacrifice and beautiful resurrection. A Rumor of Hope: The Good News of Easter walks you through the crucifixion and resurrection from…

The Promises of God

Time and time again in the Bible we see where God is faithful to His promises. They are the heart of the Bible and actually reveal His good, merciful, and trustworthy character. Explore both His conditional and unconditional promises, and know that His promises are perfect even when we don’t completely understand them. In The Promises of God, you’ll see…

God With Us

No matter what you face in life, the decisions you make determine the course of your journey. Where can you find clear direction to help you make wise choices? In God With Us, author Alice Mathews examines the decisions made by Eve and Mary that continue to impact the world from generation to generation. Discover from their stories how you can…

What If It's True?

It’s the great debate: Is there a God or not? Let’s take it one step further and ask, “Is Jesus really God?” There’s a lot riding on the answer. It only makes sense to keep an open mind while figuring out the dilemma. Looking at the facts in Scripture as well as stories from contemporary lives, What If It’s True?…

Why?

Why? Seeing God in Our Pain shows the root causes of our pain and suffering and allows us to see Him more clearly as a God who really does care.

God at the Center

God has called us to a joyful and victorious life in Him. While there’s no formula that delivers the ultimate faith-filled life, He has given us ways to daily strengthen our faith. Activities like talking with Him in prayer, reading the Bible, and serving Him and others lead us one step at a time into a deeper relationship. In God…

Being Jesus Online

Jesus wants to be the God of all areas of our lives, including how we communicate in the digital realm. Being Jesus Online offers some practical insights for digital discernment.

Hope: Choosing Faith Instead of Fear

Discover how you can strengthen your faith and trust in God, even in the midst of challenging times.

Paradise Lost

Gary Inrig takes us to Genesis 3 so we can be reminded of the purpose for which we were created and enjoy His good gifts as He intended.

Why Doesn't God Answer Me?

If you are struggling with feelings of doubt and disappointment with God, Psalm 77 reminds you who God is and how you can trust Him.

Life to Come

Ponder the life-giving and life-changing hope that can dismiss the fear of death and give assurance of the indescribable glory that is to come in Life to Come: The Hope of the Christian Faith.

Live Free

There’s often confusion on what the fruit of the Spirit is and is not. Live Free examines these questions and encourages us to cultivate good fruit.

When God Says No

Broken dreams can bring disappointment and suffering, yet God can use these times in the wilderness to humble our hearts and delight us with new beginnings.

God in the Stable

Take time to ponder the God of creation humbling Himself in the form of a human baby—not only to relate to us, but ultimately to save us.

The Strength of Weakness

So often we spend time trying to either overcome or hide our weaknesses. But what if our weaknesses are the very places God wants to display His power in our lives? “It is only in Scripture that we are encouraged to embrace our weaknesses and through them experience a power that we could never know otherwise,” writes author Dan Schaeffer.…

Citizens of the Kingdom

Understanding how to balance earthly and heavenly citizenship without compromising accountability to God has been an issue for many Christians since the beginning of human government. Citizens of the Kingdom shares historical perspectives and wisdom from the Word to help you recognize what belongs to God and what He has entrusted to government. Discover how you can pray for persons in…

When Tears Remain

Sooner or later, grief touches us all. In 2006 it pierced Luke and Jodi Veldt with the sudden death of their 13-year-old daughter. The loss shook his faith, yet drove Luke to the Scriptures for answers. This excerpt from Written in Tears and the material from counselor Jeff Olson share comfort and wisdom for grieving hearts from Psalm 103. The honest…

A Message for All Time

Many people read the Bible, but at the same time many people struggle with understanding and applying its ideas and messages to everyday life. In the excerpt from his book Applying the Bible, Jack Kuhatschek offers a guide to reading Scripture and grasping its truths. Taking a closer look at some of the most common difficulties, he provides tools to…

Truth with Love

“Sharing the gospel is the most important conversation we can have with someone.” But sometimes talking with people of other faiths can be challenging.

Let's Pray

As much as we want to talk to God, sometimes it’s difficult to find words that express the emotions of our hearts. In this excerpt from his book Praying the Prayers of the Bible, author James Banks shares prayers from biblical characters to show us how we can use God’s own Word to talk to Him through every season of…

The Real Gift of Christmas

The Christmas scene is anything but ordinary. “What happened at the manger wasn’t designed to put me in ‘the holiday mood,’” writes Dan Schaeffer. “It was intended to shake me to the roots of my soul.” In this excerpt from his book In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas, Dan Schaeffer helps us see beyond the holiday traditions to…

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All Creation Sings

During his many years of missionary work in India, Dr. Paul Brand developed a great appreciation for the natural world and its magnificent Creator. In this booklet, he shows how the soil under our feet can teach us many things about the soil of our hearts. Challenging us to see who we are as children of God through the beauty…

Know the Enemy

“When a person means to do you harm, understanding that person’s identity, appearance, whereabouts, modus operandi, intentions, and skills are things you must know,” writes Greg Dutcher.

This excerpt from Dutcher’s book Living Free in Enemy Territory helps prepare us to battle the ultimate Enemy of all believers. We are reminded that Satan is not free to do as he pleases,…