Looking for Joy? Try Living Life Backward!

Most of us put off thoughts about death. The unknown is often too uncomfortable to think about, and the pressing issues of the moment provide a welcome diversion. But the author of Ecclesiastes suggests that we’ll live our best life when we look toward eternity! Living Life Backward: How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End explores the wonderful and wise insights from the writer of Ecclesiastes—a man who tasted every good earthly gift and concluded that nothing in this world can provide lasting joy and contentment.

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What Exactly Does the Bible Teach about Marriage?

All marriages have challenges, because a union between two sinners—even a God-ordained union—isn’t going to be perfect. But encouragement from Gospel-Shaped Marriage: Grace for Sinners to Love like Saints will help you understand that a marriage’s greatest chance for success comes when both husband and wife adhere to God’s design.

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The New City Catechism

You’re likely familiar with the term catechism: a statement of faith or the study of Scriptural doctrine using the practice of group recitation. The earliest catechisms date all the way back to the first century. They were used to teach foundational beliefs to the early Christian church.

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How Can You Avoid Marital Failure? Read ‘Lasting Love’ by Alistair Begg

In a sea of many marriage books to choose from, Alistair Begg’s Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure will remind you that God’s heart and design for marriage is one of long-lasting joy. We live in a world of high divorce rates, but with God, failure is never final. Alistair’s balance of biblical foundation and practical advice will show you that marriage isn’t easy, but it is straightforward, and when you approach your relationship with the care of a gardener, you can experience a lasting, loving marriage.

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Download (Free) “Lessons For Life: Biblical Wisdom for Young Adults”

Young men and women entering college or taking their first steps out into the working world will quickly find their faith put to the test. Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” and to “seize the day” without regard for eternal consequences. The pressure to thrive in a competitive society can lead to broken friendships and disappointments, even as it lures young adults away from devotion to Christ.

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What Made C. S. Lewis an Effective Evangelist? And How Can You Use the Same Approach?

Have you ever felt hesitant to share your faith because you were afraid of how the message might be received? If so, you’ll benefit from reading the book Mere Evangelism: 10 Insights from C. S. Lewis to Help You Share Your Faith.

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Explore God’s Plan for Women Described in Scripture; Read ‘Women and God’

What the Bible tells us about how and why God created women isn’t always in line with contemporary views. So what exactly does Scripture say about God’s role for women, and how does that translate to life today? Women and God: Hard Questions, Beautiful Truth surveys Scripture to address tough questions about women in today’s postmodern culture, helping us understand the purpose for which women were truly created.

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What Do the Saints and Scoundrels in the Gospel Teach Us about Ourselves?

The Gospel writers introduce us to several followers of Jesus who turned out to be scoundrels and scoundrels transformed to be saints. In her book Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus, author Nancy Guthrie takes a close-up look at some of these individuals, including Caiaphas and Zacchaeus, and also several groups of people, like the Pharisees and Jesus’ own family, so that we can better understand their motives, hopes, fears, flaws, successes, and failures.

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Experience Jesus’ Final Hours in ‘Lessons From the Upper Room’

As the shadow of the cross loomed, Jesus shared some of His final hours with His closest friends. They sat with Him, unaware of what would happen the next day, and He served them, taught them, and prayed for them. What would it have been like in that quiet upper room, without even a house servant to wash their feet? Did they realize this was not a typical Passover meal?

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‘Know the Truth’ Will Answer Your Questions About What Christians Believe

Christian doctrine matters—not simply to pastors, leaders, and theology students but to all who desire to follow Jesus. If you want to know who God is, who you are, and what God desires from you, then you’ll be helped by being a diligent student of Scripture and correctly understanding Christian doctrine.

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