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Understanding the Bible: The Pentateuch

Understanding the Bible: The Pentateuch examines the first five books of the Old Testament to help you renew your passion for God and His Word and to grow deeper into the depths of His love.

Finding Peace in a Troubled World

Find peace that calms hearts, nurtures souls, and strengthens relationships, when you put your trust in Jesus.

Mystery of the Manger

Explore how the books of Matthew and Luke deepen and illuminate the mystery of God in the manger.

Grace: Accepting God's Gift to You

Ephesians 2 uses the phrase “dead in your sins.” But what does that really mean? Dead means lifeless, powerless, inanimate. It means we were incapable of doing anything to change our situation. But God is loving and merciful, and He chose to give us new life. That’s the beauty of His grace—we’ve done nothing to deserve it. He simply gives it to…

God Has a Plan

Life can seem terribly unfair, even downright cruel. You may be in a rough place due to your own actions or because of circumstances beyond your control.  Either way, God still holds your life in His hands and has a plan for you. Michael Swiger found this to be true during his decade and a half of incarceration and beyond.…

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…

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