We highly recommend "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy". "Hope in the Midst of Depression", by Mary Southerland, “Faith
Alone” 365 daily devotions by Martin Luther, The
Soul of the Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe explains mysteries
of the book, Each Day With Jesus
a year of daily devotions. Women may find inspiration in r "The
Friendships of Women," by Dee Brestin.
Hope in the Midst of Depression
Depression touches one in three people. Hope in the Midst of Depression will help if you have struggled with depression, have a loved one dealing with depression, or simply need encouragement during a bleak time of life. Author Mary Southerland has been there; above all, she is in Christ and her humor and Bible-based advice are just we what need.
TOPICS: What Am I Doing in This Pit? Understanding Depression. Climbing out of the Pit. Getting Past Your Past. Discovering the Power of Forgiveness. Experiencing the Power of Right Thinking. Winning over Worry. Dealing with Stress. Managing Your Emotions. Getting Good at Being You. Making Friends. Learning the Secrets of Contentment. Practicing the Circle of Encouragement. Embracing a Life of Balance. Thoughts from the Other Side of the Pit. 251 pages
Hope in the Midst of Depression # 302
Price: $12.99 ea
Freshly translated from the original German into today's
English, this book contains a treasury of devotionals taken
from Luther's writings and sermons (1513 to 1546), conveniently
divided into daily readings to point readers to the Bible
and a deeper understanding of faith.
From the Back Cover:
Some people value good works so much that they overlook
faith in Christ. Faith should be first. It is faith without
good works and prior to good works that takes us to heaven.
We come to God through faith alone.
-- Martin Luther
Resounding across the centuries, Martin Luther's prolific
writings as a pastor, theologian, scholar, Bible translator,
father, and more, remain powerful and richly relevant. Faith
Alone is a treasury of accessible devotionals taken from
Luther's best writings and sermons from the years 1513 through
1546. This carefully updated translation retains the meaning,
tone, and imagery of Luther's works.
Through daily readings, Luther's straightforward approach
challenges you to a more thoughtful faith. Read one brief
section a day or explore themes using the subject index
in the back of the book. Faith Alone will deepen your understanding
of Scripture and help you more fully appreciate the mystery
Alone # 352
Angels and Miracles, Grief and Hope
Pastor Jim Knotek (LCMS) has experienced quite a few miracles with his parishioners and at home with his family. He encourages us not to focus on the miracle but on the miracle-maker, Jesus Christ. There would be no other reason for a miracle unless Jesus was at the very center of it. Angels and miracles are interrelated and intertwined. Grief and death are unwelcome intruders. The sadness and desolation of dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and the trauma of losing a spouse are wrapped in the knowledge that there is life after death. In his memoir, Pastor Knotek tells his story and shares the glory of God and the place that miracles and angels play in the biggest miracle—life! 183 pages $13.95
Angels and Miracles, Grief and Hope # 353
BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Author Eric Metaxas presents the deeply moving life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer from his life-changing months at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem to his heart-wrenching 1939 decision to leave the safe haven of America for Hitler’s Germany. It presents a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully – even to the point of death. This is a hefty book, but not the kind people buy but never finish. The large Index is a huge plus.
soft cover, 591 pages #317 $19.99
BONHOEFFER: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy #317
Price: $19.99 ea.
by Billy Graham
“I never thought I would live to be this old. All of my life I was taught how to die as a Christian, but no one ever taught me how I ought to live in the years before I die. I wish they had because I am an old man now, and believe me, it’s not easy. . . . Someday our life’s journey will be over. In a sense we all are nearing home. As we do so, I pray that you and I may not only learn what it means to grow older but, with God’s help, also learn to grow older with grace and find the guidance needed to finish well.”
Ten Chapters: 1. Running Toward Home. 2. Don’t Retire from Life. 3. The Impact of Hope. 4. Consider the Golden Years. 5. Fading Strength but Standing Strong. 6. Death’s Destination. 7. Influencing the Impressionable. 8. A Foundation That Lasts. 9. Roots Strengthen in Time. 10. Then and Now.
182 pages, hard cover, #309 $19.99
Nearing Home #309
Friendships of Women
12 lessons by Dee Brestin: From Girlhood on, Gifted for
Intimacy, Women Are Friendlier, The Darker Side of Being
Crazy-Glue, Cinderella In the Change of Life, Binding Up
the Brokenhearted, The Risk of Love, Best Friends, Promise
Me Unfailing Love, Roses and Alligators, God Knows Our Needs
Better Than We Do, The Mentor Relationship, Reflections
of Christ. An excellent study highly recommended by Dr.
James C. Dobson. 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" 206 pages.
The Friendships of Women #250