The following are recent or new releases from various publishers for October. Introductory pricing for each of the items are valid until October 20, 2017.
What Happens When God’s People Grow
Introductory price $20.35. (Reg. $23.95)
Why are so many Christians stagnant in their faith? Why do we often live as though the gospel stops at the moment of conversion? The good news of Jesus doesn’t stop the moment we get saved. In fact, salvation is only the beginning of God’s work in our lives.
We often view salvation as the ending point; it’s really the beginning point. The gospel of Jesus doesn’t only justify us; it sanctifies us. When we receive the Holy Spirit at salvation, an incredible work begins to happen in us: we begin to bear fruit. When we are firmly planted in the gospel and committed to growing in Christ, He produces in us the fruits of the Spirit, the marks of a true Christian.
Introductory price $11.85. (Reg. $13.95)
Kids crave constant activities and attention. Adults crave quiet moments of refreshment. How can we achieve both? Big and Little Coloring Devotional engages adults’ minds with appealing biblical devotionals while providing a creative outlet through coloring to diffuse stress.Let’s have fun with our children through coloring and facilitate their spiritual growth with Scripture. Big and Little Coloring Devotional will incorporate physical, spiritual, and emotional refreshment by providing authentic faith-filled devotionals combined with therapeutic doodling for both the adult and child.
Introductory price $17.85. (Reg. $20.95)
Read the Christmas story with passion as you celebrate the birth of Christ! Jesus. Born over two thousand years ago, his life continues to shape and shake the world today. e Story of Christmas includes the foretelling of his coming to earth by prophetic Scriptures in the Old Testament; the biographical account of his birth as told by Matthew, Luke, and John; the promise of his return declared by Jesus in the Gospels and by John in Revelation; and the power of Christ in us as recorded in the Epistles of the New Testament. Enjoy the richness of this life-changing story taken from e Passion Translation—a new, heart-level translation that expresses God’s ery heart of love to this generation using Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic manuscripts, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word.
Introductory price $13.55. (Reg. $15.95)
Color And Reflect On The Miracle Of Christmas
Share the Good News
During the busyness of Christmas, remember the true meaning of the season: Jesus came to give eternal life. As you color and ponder the verses about our Savior’s birth, think of how to share this life-changing news with others.
Whether you are a novice or experienced colorist, you can reflect upon quotations from the Modern English Version of the Bible as you color the richly detailed designs.
Celebrating Christmas (Touch And Feel) – New from Catholic Book Publishing Corp.
Introductory price $10.20. (Reg. $11.99)
A perfect Christmas gift for God’s littlest ones! Charming illustrations of ways to celebrate Christmas are enhanced by four finishes that combine to engage their senses. Boldly colored tabs accentuate the tactile elements found throughout.
The Crooked Christmas Tree – New from Faith Words/Hachette Book
Introductory price $17.80. (Reg. $20.95)
The Beautiful Meaning of Jesus’ Birth
Author: Damian Chandler
In this real-life Christmas fable, when a Dad decides to let his kids select the family Christmas tree, he gets an unexpected lesson about God’s love.
In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God’s love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propels the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith.
Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional – New from Crossway
Introductory price $22.00. (Reg. $25.95)
Author: Paul David Tripp
This year, don’t let Christmas sneak up on you again.
The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.
Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles – New from Westminister John Knox Press
Introductory price $19.50. (Reg. $22.95)
A Daily Devotional
Author: N. T. Wright
Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, helping readers understand Advent in the wider context of God’s love.
Unwrapping The Names Of Jesus – New from Moody Press
Introductory price $14.40. (Reg. $16.95)
An Advent Devotional
Author: Asheritah Ciuciu
How to focus on Christ during Advent
Most Christians agree that Christmas is all about Jesus, yet most of us spend little time preparing our hearts to celebrate Him. Why is this? Partly because we don’t know how.
In Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, Asheritah Ciuciu leads readers through the four weeks of Advent (Hope, Preparation, Joy, and Love). Each week:
- Begins with an interactive family devotional that equips readers to celebrate Advent together
- Offers five daily reflections that focus on that week’s name of JESUS
- Includes suggestions for fun-filled family activities or service projects
This devotional can be used by readers in their own personal worship times or as a tool to engage in family worship during the busy holiday season. Either way, participants will gain a greater sense of awe and wonder at who Jesus is.
By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, readers will prepare their hearts so that when they admire the live nativity, sit in the candlelight service, or wake up on Christian morning, they can join the faithful who sing from the bottom of their hearts, “O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!”
Introductory price $21.20. (Reg. $24.95)
Ages 4 – 6
Author: Emily Belle Freeman, David Butler
This is a children’s picture book edition of the best-selling adult book of the same title. Using illustrations and age-appropriate text, this children’s edition features passages of scripture along with original text to tell the story of the birth of Jesus and provides ideas for family traditions that young children can understand to make the holiday more Christ-centered. Each spread uses one person from the nativity story to illustrate a theme and suggests one activity a child can do to remember the lesson learned from that character.
For example, the story introduces Mary and talks about the search for an inn where she could stay with Joseph and give birth to her baby. The book then presents a question for the child to ponder–“How could you make room for the baby Jesus as part of your Christmas celebration this year?”–and an activity to do–“Place an empty stable somewhere in your home where you can see it every day until Christmas.”
Combining the biblical version told by Luke and Matthew with a beautiful story line and wonderfully charming, full-color illustrations, this book will help make Christ the focus of your celebrations this year.”
Christmas Ideals 2017 – New release from Worthy Press
Author: Melinda L R Rumbaugh
Christmas Ideals continues its legacy of holiday cheer and warmth with a festive new edition for 2017. This classic collection of all things Christmas includes poetry, essays, quotations, and recipes, as well as three Bible excerpts from the story of the first Christmas. Each carefully chosen selection is accompanied by beautiful, full-color artwork or photography, adding to the reasons loyal readers have sought out each year’s edition since 1944. Perfect for sharing with loved ones and friends, this beautiful softcover book will bring the joy of Christmas to hearts and homes.