A great new resource for lead pastors – The 30 Navigational Decisions Leading Pastors Make In Growing the Church.
The Hardy Group’s Dick Hardy challenges ‘Ever wonder why some churches are declining and others are not? What characteristics do pastors of larger, growing churches possess? At The Hardy Group we believe that church doesn’t have to be what it always has been. And we believe you can lead at an entirely new level. Right Turns serves as a guide to get you there.’
Sale price: US $12.95 (normally $14.95) plus postage. Link:http://www.thehardygroup.org A SHELTERED LIFE
In this amazing story of ‘Taking it to the streets’ Jeremy Reynalds, who founded and runs New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter and was once homeless himself, shares how he rose from the despair of homelessness to the pinnacle of academia, earning a doctorate in intercultural education at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif.
In addition, the book contains stories of a number of people who have fallen on hard times and have gotten back on their feet again with the help of the Lord at Joy Junction. Dan Wooding, ASSIST Ministries, comments: ‘Jeremy’s story has challenged me to pay more attention to the homeless among us. I pray that his life will likewise encourage you.’ Link: http://www.ashelteredlife.net
The following available or orderable from Koorong Bookstore – Ph: 03 9262 7444.
Readers committed to the Lord but not sure how to tell others about Jesus, will appreciate Georgia Cohen, who is obedient to God and very transparent. She shows the way, through personal examples of how the Lord helped her in very hard situations to show the love of Christ and keys to being a witness for Jesus. Pennsylvania’s Georgia is the real deal! Her authentic journey of becoming a CCU nurse who wonderfully serves God and her patients thrill, challenge, and motivate.
‘Nurse Georgee’ gives practical tools to do the same with your friends, patients, colleagues, patients and whoever. Her boldness in sharing her faith with her patients seems so simple and yet so daunting! The results are often astonishing! A gifted speaker, Georgia’s deep faith, her touching ‘Seize the Moment’ talks, sprinkled with laughter and tears, has endeared her to audiences. Orderable from Koorong.
See also this month’s Ask the Doctors – Medical
A TABLE IN THE PRESENCE
A powerful, firsthand account, by Marine Chaplain Carey Cash, of how God worked, often miraculously, among the men of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Iraq, April 2003. Faced with the task of seizing the presidential palace in downtown Baghdad, they ran headlong into what Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North called, ‘the worst day of fighting for US Marines.’
Hiding in buildings and mosques, wearing civilian clothes, and spread out for over a mile, Saddam Hussein’s militants rained down bullets and rocket propelled grenades. But when the smoke of the eight-hour battle cleared, only one Marine had lost his life. Some said the 1st Battalion was incredibly lucky. But in the hearts and minds of the Marines who were there, there was no question. God had brought them miraculously through that battle.
As their chaplain, Lieutenant Carey Cash had the unique privilege of seeing firsthand, from the beginning of the war to the end, how God miraculously delivered, and even transformed, the lives of the men of the 1st Battalion. Their regiment, the most highly decorated in the history of the Marines, was the first ground force to cross the border into Iraq, the first to see one of their own killed in battle, and they were the unit to fight what most believe to have been the decisive battle of the war in downtown Baghdad. Through it all, Carey Cash says the presence of God was undeniable. he even had the privilege of baptising fifty-seven new Christians – Marines and Sailors – during the war in Iraq.
The men of the 1st Battalion came to discover what King David had discovered long ago – that God’s presence can be richly experienced even in the presence of enemies.
KOORONG STAFF LOVE… Check this link for specials favoured this month by Koorong staff: http://www.koorong.com/?cpRef=6165&cwRef=6168 Note especially this movie release…
NEW CHRISTIAN MOVIE MOM’S NIGHT OUT IN CINEMAS ACROSS AUSTRALIA
All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation . . . a long-needed ‘moms’ night out’. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for a few hours – what could go wrong?
This endearing, true-to-life family comedy shows what happens when a simple night out gets way out of control. Three exasperated moms, their husbands, a sister-in-law with a misplaced baby, a tattoo parlour owner, a motorcycle gang, and a bewildered cabbie all learn to embrace the beautiful mess called parenting. Features Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (The Lord Of The Rings), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), Courageous stars Alex Kendrick, Robert Amaya and Kevin Downes, Andrea Logan White (Revelation Road) and country recording artist Trace Adkins.
WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR?