|God's Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours
By Max Lucado / Zondervan
We all long for meaning, to know that our lives have a purpose beyond what we see in the day to day. However, life can sometimes seem like a disconnected string of events. One day you're celebrating the birth of a child, the next you're mourning the passing of a grandparent. Is there a throughline to the ups and downs of life? Using the structure of the New Testament as a guide in God's Story Your Story, Max Lucado weaves together Biblical and personal stories that will help you find your place in the larger story of God's work in the world.
|Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well
By Billy Graham / Thomas Nelson
Explore the realities of growing older with the renowned evangelist---and look at your later years from God's perspective! Graham discusses the importance of building strong foundations, facing life's transitions, making wise decisions, and understanding our glorious hope. You'll learn how to face your limitations and grow inwardly stronger in the midst of difficulties. 176 pages, hardcover from Nelson.
|Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
By Kyle Idleman / Zondervan
If Jesus were to sit down with you right now and have a DTR (Define the Relationship) conversation, how would you respond? Are you truly his follower or just a fan-or perhaps someone who doesn't even care about the difference? Not a Fan invites you to make Jesus not merely the object of your admiration, but the very center of your life.
Are you a follower of Jesus?
Don't answer too quickly.
In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Consider it a "Define the Relationship" conversation to determine exactly where you stand. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus but isn't ready to let him cramp your style. Then again, maybe you're not into Jesus, period.
In any case, don't take the question-Are you a follower of Jesus?-lightly.
Some people don't know what they've said yes to and other people don't realize what they've said no to, says Pastor Kyle Idleman. But Jesus is ready to clearly define the relationship he wants with his followers.
Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, Idleman invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way he loved, pray the way he prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave his all for you.
|Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent / Thomas Nelson
Is there life after death? Just ask 4-year-old Colton, who emerged from life-threatening surgery with astounding details about heaven! Colton's account includes floating away, looking down on his dad praying in the hospital, seeing God's throne, and meeting relatives---including his sister who died in a miscarriage (and whom his parents had never mentioned). Riveting! 163 pages, softcover from Nelson.
|Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
By Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski / David C. Cook
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before.
|One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
By Ann Voskamp / Zondervan
Drawing heartbreaking beauty out of the simplest of details, Ann Voskamp invites you into her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting, and writing---and deeper still into your own life. Here you will discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of becoming present to God that brings you deep and lasting joy.