Jesus said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:15-17). Why are children so important to Jesus? It’s not simply that they represent the next generation of leaders; it’s because their capacity to understand and subscribe to a faith in the unseen God is so much greater than those who passively believe. We’ve assembled a list of top books that will certainly benefit you in your work with children, and we hope too, that your work with children will continue to benefit you and your faith as you press on to know Christ and make him known. (more…)
James tells us that, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (3:1) How much more are those who shepherd, lead and teach the teachers? You are responsible for breathing in the life of the Spirit in every word and action. You are given the charge to disciple and build a sanctuary in a land weary with the Fall. We hope this list of top leadership books will equip you in your ministry and overall path, that you may bear the marks of Christ in your work. We pray you might be built up in the faith as you embody His hands and feet in fields, as Jesus reminds us, that are ripe for harvest (John 4:35).
“Devotion” in the dictionary means love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause. It can take many shapes and can be expressed in multiple ways, but the driving cause is the act of being devoted. Jesus devoted his life to God’s teaching and there is no better book than the Bible when it comes to devotion, but there is a plethora of other resources that can be utilized to bring in a different idea or perspective. Here is the most recent curated list of the Top Devotions that you can find today.
Every year there are thousands of books published on personal growth. We have grown accustomed to the “How To” book titles that clutter online and traditional bookstores – how to succeed, how to lose weight, how to manage time or money or family. There are also many books on Christian growth, a very different pursuit since there is an ever-present ebb and flow of faith in our lives as believers. But, we know God is secure, our ever-present help in times of trouble, as Psalm 46 says. Here is today’s Top 100 Christian Bestselling Books on Church Growth, a helpful list on how to follow God more intimately as an individual and in the community of the church.
Ever since Moses, Christians have been writing books. These books have been written in stone, on papyrus, and in codices. They’ve been stored in scrolls, museums, and Amazon’s cloud. They’ve been read in catacombs, monasteries, churches, and subways. They have incited revolutions, sparked reform, and hit the top of the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Culture and the world at large have been shaped by Christian authors. (more…)
Setting up a sound system can be messy work. There are twenty different types of cables running in fifty directions, and so often the one guy that wired it all together ten years ago doesn’t come to church anymore. Or maybe your church is mobile and has to set up and break down every single Sunday. Either way, setting up a sound system can be tricky business. Here are my top ten tips to setting up a sound system: (more…)
Are you an evangelical? Before you answer that question, maybe we need to define what exactly an evangelical is. Is it synonymous with Christianity? Conservative Christianity? American Christianity? Protestant Christianity? Clueless Christianity? In a day of anything-goes evangelicalism a cadre of younger evangelicals has put their heads together to attempt to bring some degree of clarity to the confusion surrounding engimatic evangelicalism. Following is a review of the book, Don’t Call It a Comeback.
As a dad of two small children, I know that most young kids learn better if they can look at some sort of visual while they learn. Hey, it’s not just kids. I’m the same way, which is why Sharefaith focuses on helping churches with their media communication. We have a good collection of storybook Bibles, colorful Bible stories, and even a set of felt characters to put on a colorful felt backdrop.
The ESV Illustrated Family Bible is an excellent resource for an illustrated Bible. It’s a hybrid of a children’s Bible, a storybook condensed version of the Bible, and a Bible with pictures. It contains 270 stories from the Bible, using the actual text of the ESV. Each of the stories has a fresh, attractive, colorful illustrations.
We’re giving away a copy of Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History. To sign up for the drawing, there’s nothing you need to buy or do, other than enter your name and email address in the form at the end of this post. On Friday at noon EST, we’ll select a winner and announce that day.
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Just published this month by Crossway, Carl Trueman’s Histories and Fallacies is the kind of book that takes you up to some screeching intellectual heights, then wows you with those “Huh! Never knew that…” moments. The book guides the reader into a better understanding of what history is, how to interpret it, and, of course, “a fistful of fallacies” (last chapter). If you’ve never read Trueman, you’re in for a treat–albeit a brainy kind of treat. Trueman has a gift for packing each page with cogent, yet readable, value. The fact that this is history from a Christian perspective makes it valuable for the pastor, student, believer, or seeker.
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