Messy Church Ross Parsley Paperback, 208 pp., $14.99 David C. Cook (July 1, 2012)
When God created the church, He didn’t build a corporation. He created a family. We are not called to be consumers who ask what the church can offer us. Instead, we are called to be a family, loving deeply, fighting fairly, and bringing hope to a new generation. A true family is where we are known, loved, accepted, and ultimately, where our deepest needs are met.
Vertical Church James MacDonald Hardcover, 320 pp., $22.99 David C. Cook (August 1, 2012)
Church is about God. God’s glory. God’s Son. God’s Word. God’s presence. End of discussion. People come to church to meet with God, to worship God, to h ear from God. And yes, to experience God. God wants to be experienced, but we grieve His Spirit and push Him out of the church. The church His great Son founded. When did it all become so horizontal? Why was God shown the door in the name of reaching people? God is reaching people. But not the way most think.
Godspeed Britt Merrick & Allison Trowbridge Paperback, 256 pp., $14.99 David C. Cook (June 1, 2012)
Have you ever felt like there’s a higher calling for your life? Something more than the mundane weekly routine of work, eat, sleep, play, and church? In Godspeed, Britt Merrick challenges us to step out of our little, self-centered lives and step into God’s grand mission—His plan to restore, redeem, and renew the world. Your heart has been aching for something more. This is it. Join His mission and change the world.
The Work of Christ R.C. Sproul Hardcover, 224 pp., $19.99 David C. Cook (June 1, 2012)
The Work of Christ, the first new book in many years from renowned scholar Dr. R.C. Sproul, gives readers a deeper understanding of God’s purpose in every event of Christ’s life. Most Christians recognize the importance of Christ’s death and resurrection. But how many understand the theological significance of Jesus’ actions before and after the crucifixion—from even before creation?