The Insanity of God Nik Ripken & Gregg Lewis Paperback, 384 pp., $14.99 B&H Books (January 1, 2013)
After six hard years in Somalia, Nik and Ruth—an ordinary couple from rural Kentuky—had a crisis of faith and left Africa asking God, “Does the gospel work anywhere when it is really a hard place? This gripping account of a personal pilgrimage into some of the toughest places on earth, combined with sobering and insightful stories of the remarkable people of faith they encountered on their journeys, will serve as a powerful course of revelation, growth, and challenge for anyone who wants to know whether God truly is enough.
The Next Christians Gabe Lyons Paperback, 272 pp., $14.99 Multnomah Books (March 13, 2012)
Christianity’s best days are yet to come. Gabe Lyons shows how a new wave of believers are turning the tide by bringing the truth of the Gospel to bear on our changing, secular society. Informed by truth, yet seasoned with grace and love, these believers engage the world by drawing it to the sensibility and authenticity of the Christian life. You can be one of these “next” Christians and change the negative perception of Christianity by living a life that is faithful to the Gospel, yet credible and coherent to your friends and neighbors.
For many people the resurrection is a nice thing to believe in—a “happy ending” to the gospel, after the darkness of the cross. But Sam Allberry shows us that the resurrection isn’t just for Easter; it has overwhelmingly positive implications for our lives every day. The resurrection gives us real assurance of forgiveness and salvation, power to live new and transformed lives, and hope for life after death. Our lives are now different; we have been lifted. Read and be transformed by the real significance of the resurrection.
Real: Owning Your Christian Faith Daniel Darling Paperback, 192 pp., $14.99 New Hope Publishers (July 3, 2012)
Real: Owning Your Christian Faith is the latest release from Daniel Darling (through New Hope Publishers) speaking to 2nd generation Christians about the struggle to make your relationship with Jesus something more than inherited. Daniel Darling is the Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church.