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Posted on December 24, 2011

What are the true implications of the Holy Spirit backing up the gospel with power? What if you only had a short amount of time to train new disciples due to an outbreak of persecution? What would you need to deposit in a first round of disciples in order to catalyze a rapidly-expanding, New Testament-caliber movement whose adherents stay faithful to Jesus through trials and opposition? Drawing on his experiences in the Muslim world and other ministry contexts, Tim Miller examines these questions and more in Poised for Harvest, Braced for Backlash.

This book is a clear, succinct...

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Posted on December 24, 2011

The Radical Cross is a powerful compilation of A. W. Tozer's inspired impressions on the cross of Christ. Arranged thematically, this thought-provoking book discusses The Radical Cross and its promises, its price, its purpose, its pain, its provisions and its paradox. It is a book that will challenge you to make the cross your own and to live the passion of Christ.

I'd highly recommend this book as a discipleship tool.

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Posted on December 24, 2011

One of the best known and most important references on the life of Christ ever written, Alfred Edersheim's The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah is a storehouse of information on the background of the New Testament. This classic work successfully portrays the streets, the marketplaces, the religious conflicts, the people, and the places of Jesus' earthly ministry.

Edersheim arranges Jesus' life in chronological order. I've slowly progressed through this entire book, and it has opened up the gospels and the life of Christ to me in a way that causes me to love Him even...

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Posted on January 17, 2011

This book is by far one of the most important small books a Christian could ever read, and it has completely changed my life and my perspective on the person of Jesus. John Piper's simple yet very deep language expounds on biblical truths about Jesus. Piper's premise, "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" echoes throughout this book as He unveils "the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6). The chapters are very short (4-6 pages on average), which makes it an easy read. But the truth of Christ that we were made to behold and savor should not be...

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Posted on June 16, 2010

Is "Heaven" a remote, detached, harp-on-cloud, ethereal place? Most unsaved believe it is, and sadly, many Christians do as well. In this book, Randy Alcorn begins by breaking down many of the wrong ideas we have about life after death and then walks through the biblical view of the bodily resurrection and life on earth. Randy takes a good portion of the book to answer both expected and quirky questions about "heaven": will Christians drink coffee in heaven? Will there be homeownership, and what about sex? Will our pets be in heaven?

This book may be one of the most radical...

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Posted on September 30, 2009

The church is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets (Eph. 2:20). In his penetrating manner, Art seeks to capture the flavor and essential meaning of this most holy foundation. Few have adequately understood that unless the Church is built on this foundation, it is simply not the Church in any authentic way. I first heard Art speak back in 2005 and was completely clueless as to what he was saying though I felt a weightiness on my spirit. I began to read this book and the Lord convicted me of so many things regarding the state of the church, the condition of my own heart...

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God created us with an innate desire to be wholehearted—to love in a way that He Himself loves, entirely and without reservation. This book focuses on the nature of love to give all, both as it burns in God's heart and as it arises from ours. We can actually love God with full abandonment in the present and not just in the future. Our longing to be wholehearted can actually be answered as we give God everything today.