As a former pastor, Richard Christenson has had the opportunity to address numerous congregations and men’s ministry groups throughout the northwestern United States, and his observations from these experiences are alarming. He found that comprehensive discipleship training that addresses the spiritual formation and mission involvement requirement of Christ’s followers has been replaced by “felt needs” driven programming and religious education classes. The result is, local churches are becoming increasingly ingrown and are comprised of consumers, spectators, and Jesus fans rather than cross-carrying followers of Jesus Christ.
Richard Christenson believes this problem is the result of our incomplete presentation of the Gospel and our failure to provide comprehensive maturity, ministry, and mission training for church members. Christ’s discipleship deal comes with many temporal and eternal benefits, but there are also costs involved that need to be counted before making a commitment to become a follower of Christ.
In his new book, Christ’s Discipleship Deal, Christenson offers assistance for local church leaders in identifying and correcting concerns related to their presentation of the Gospel, spiritual formation of their members, and proactive participation in Christ’s redemptive mission. Get your copy of Christ’s Discipleship Deal at Amazon, in Kindle or in Audio Book.
A story about a journey to joy. It's three stories actually: 1. Jesus’ Journey to Joy, 2. My Journey to Joy, and 3. Your Journey to Joy. We all experience our share of good times and bad times – often concurrently.
How great it would be to know joy through every station of life’s journey! That's the question this guide seeks to answer. Because to know joy not in a few circumstances, not in most circumstances, but in ALL circumstances is life changing!
Designed for individuals, small group Bible studies, families, and challenge-seekers, A Family Guide to Joy (in ALL Circumstances), will encourage you on Your Journey to Joy: 1. You’ll be inspired by Jesus’ Journey to Joy. 2. You’ll learn over 100 lessons you can apply to your life. 3. You’ll think and talk through over 80 targeted questions about your own Journey to Joy. 4. You’ll be issued a challenge at the end of each chapter – 12 in all – that will grow your faith.
A Family Guide to Joy (in ALL Circumstances) is a quick read about how we can know joy by following Jesus through all of our trials. You’ll look at joy in a completely new way!
CBM proudly presents a wonderful must read book filled with wisdom and scriptural applications. Illuminated Beyond the Cross by David Hess offers a redemptive look of the Cross and the Crucifixion through a journey into God’s Word and key Scripture.
Sanctification and Romans 6:6 illuminates the power of the Cross by way of the new man. Exposing deception, darkness and sin held within, Hess offers Biblical keys to walking in the power and forgiveness by way of the Cross.
Presenting the grace that is present in the New Testament, beyond the Cross, coupled with a series of revelations recorded in the book obtained from poignant questions the author asked the Lord, He delivers answers. These answers correlate with Scripture and Christians indeed will find them intriguing.
A further study of Scripture reveals the Law, which all could not keep. Sharing a powerful message to all those who would believe Christ’s message of the amazing grace of a new life in Christ marked by a pure heart, repentance from sin, the author offers a powerful and practical guide to living in the victory of Christ.
Displaying the mystery of the Cross, a new meaning of freedom from guilt and shame come to light in this invigorating and deeply insightful read. Stating that what has been hidden for centuries, is now available to all who would open their hearts and choose to see with eyes of understanding.
With such chapters as: Seeking & Searching, Beyond the Cross, A Word from God, Wisdom of Revelation, The Cross illuminated, Crucifixion, Sanctification, In Christ Illuminated, Creation Illuminated, John 17 Illuminated, & The Law Illuminated Summary, the author lovingly reveals being crucified with Christ, being freed from sin and living a sanctified life that brings freedom – all by way of the Cross.
Further, declaring a revlatory theme for 2018 as many being set free from bondages, the author offers a journey and guide to teach others what the Cross means to them in their everyday lives. Stating that the year 2018 is when the Church will receive back the power and glory, inspiring all to go beyond the Cross into the God’s destiny as the triumphant Church.
This book comes highly recommended relating powerful keys for the Church to grasp in order to walk in full victory.
Faith and fear are developed exactly alike. Both are developed from hearing something. Faith comes from hearing God’s Word, or the Holy Spirit speaking to you through His Word.
Fear comes from hearing Satan’s voice. Faith and fear are both released by words and actions. The one kind will always stop the other from working.
You can NOT have great faith and great fear at the same time. Faith leaves when fear enters. Fear will also leave when faith enters.
Satan can’t force you to do anything. His main tool is deception. He gives you a suggestion - you make it a choice. Satan is always helpless without deception, which produces fear. Remember fear is a temptation from the enemy, and the problem comes when we act on it.
Overcome fear by filling your spirit with the promises of God, depending upon them to raise your level of faith. James 4:7 tells you resist the devil, and he will flee from you. God wants to help you, if you will let Him.
Psalm 56:3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
Book Title: Redeemed to Live! Authored By: Debi Capito-Young Order Number ISBN #978-1498487511 Reviewed by CBM Christian Book Reviews Highly recommended 10.0 out of 10.0 stars
Author Debi Capito-Young shares Redeemed to Live!, an incredible love story of redemption and restoration of the life and family of Debi Capito-Young.
As a Northwest country girl at heart, Debi grew up Washington State in a strong Christian family that gave her a solid foundation with Jesus. As an adult, tragedy struck, and her 10 year- old daughter was suddenly gone in a tragic accident without saying good-bye. Debi retells the journey of heartbreak and loss from that fateful day in October that changed everything. Shattering and heart-wrenching, this book will grab your heart from the beginning as she describes the events that led up to a loss so great, that it took her down a road of despair and hopelessness from which she thought there would be no end.
Revealing that broken dreams and shattered lives can be rebuilt again, this book deals with such subjects as: grief, loss, hopelessness, despair and gives readers hope through the restoring and redeeming love of Jesus.
Through dreams and visions, encounters with the Father’s love and the joy of the Lord, her family was brought back to life after that tragic day in October.
Debi's message is about finding that abundant life that Jesus speaks about in John 10:10 and leading others into that same joy to get them unstuck from wherever they may find themselves.
Real and raw emotions flourish from the beginning, and chapter two, coupled with the following chapters highlight “golden nuggets”, a trip to the Toronto Blessing in Canada and much more that changed her families’ lives. Along this path the author gives awe-inspiring accounts of the supernatural, turning hearts to Jesus. Jesus, angels, coupled with dreams and encounters kept her alive and sane, and the Holy Spirit transformed both her and her husband, catapulting them into ministry.
Redeemed to Live! is one of those amazing true-life testimonies of tragic loss that brings the reality of Heaven and life beyond this Earth into better perspective. From this book readers gain a better understanding of the warfare that is waged here on Earth. Although tragic, her journey is shared with a genuine heart and without embellishment. As you will learn, Heaven is more real than you ever thought, God is closer than you ever thought and those who find this abundant life in Jesus are made alive again in Him. This is an amazing story of RESTORATION. Captivating, encouraging and inspiring, this book reveals the great love Jesus has and that He never left her, nor her families’ side ~ even for a moment.
Highly recommended for anyone who has suffered any tragic loss in their life and for those that need help getting back on track to living again. The encounters of the supernatural, coupled with encouragement and Biblical wisdom, will help others to have hope again, knowing that Jesus is our Comforter, our Redeemer and very much a part of all of our lives!
As believers, let's give out more than just candy this Halloween! Let kid’s know about Jesus through this cute little pumpkin shaped box that holds children’s favorite candy, asking the question, “Is there anything better than candy?”
Developed just for kids during the time of goblins, pumpkins and scary stuff; the answer is “YES, THERE IS SOMETHING WAY BETTER THAN CANDY.” Being God’s friend is much better than candy.
Open up this little pumpkin and find each Halloween tract filled pumpkin has 6 petals. Written in a way children can easily understand, this is a great addition to your Halloween candy bowl as you hand out your Halloween treats. Teaching the Good News of the Gospel with this Halloween tract, these products have been a huge hit during Halloween!
Telling children about Jesus, salvation and eternal life during this Halloween is the perfect way to share God’s love. Alvin Gan is the creative talent behind Let the Little Children Come, focusing on the joy, salvation, and eternal life offered through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. See the testimonies of the wonderful way children and adults alike LOVE these Halloween tracts. Sold in packages of 20, this is a wonderful way to teach children about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Other products by designer and developer Alvin Gan are: Animated John 3:16 tracts, that include a variety of pop-ups, greatest gift sticker story, wordless tracts, Easter egg shaped candy tracts for Easter time, The True Story of Christmas and a tract developed for sharing the Gospel to older children in a contemporary grungy style, with the John 3:16 children’s tract available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Offering free shipping worldwide and a 100% product money back guarantee comes with every purchase. All products are an innovative and powerful evangelism tool to teach the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life.
From early childhood, young adulthood, middle adulthood to present day. Readers will find this book an inspiration as to how to know and draw near to our Father in Heaven through the connection of prayer. It Was Not My Fault! All the Glory to God by Rachel Lee White is a faith-filled and unique book of prayers bringing to light her own experiences that relays the message to readers in that we over come by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. 10.0 out of 10.0 Stars
As the author shares, born out of much grief, her story is heartbreaking as she was orphaned at the age of 10 by violence that penetrated her home through her father who wounded her mother, which led to her death and his eventual suicide. Raised by her grandmother, the chronic grief opened unwanted drama in the author’s life. Finding herself with 2 babies and homeless by the age of 18, she was persuaded by Child Services to give her children to Foster Care, and soon followed their adoption.
An inspirational tool to young adults (especially young teenage girls) that need to understand that nothing is their fault (as the title denotes) and that God is able to complete the work He has begun. This is an amazing short prayer testimonial filled with Scriptural and foundational truths that renew the mind that will catapult readers towards thankfulness and the amazing love and grace of God.
Beginning by looking at the man in the mirror, the author leads readers on a journey of redemption from past hurts, failure and baggage, pointing to them to a new life in Christ.
Spoken from a genuine heart and one that has known failure and defeat, this book is filled with encouragement and inspiration as the author brings wisdom, hope and light throughout the180 daily devotional. Many different subjects are covered such as: prayer, being a good marriage partner, and children to name a few that give understanding and advice. This is a simple read that is a light and concise devotional that will lead one to life with God as the center.
In his book, A Better Man, Husband and Father by Joe Miller is a compilation of 180 short, easy-to-read daily devotionals that take men on a journey to becoming a better man, husband and father.
Designed to reflect and re-construct character, the author poignantly, and sometimes humorously assists men in gaining spiritual insight into this thing called life. Filled with the theme of redemption, the author offers hope in coming to the One who truly knows you – Jesus Christ. This is an exciting, down-to-earth read that will help others gain traction in understanding that they cannot change their past, but they can become a better man, husband and father through Christ.
God created you with a blueprint which establishes not only your identity (His end-in-mind for you as a work of art) but also your growth journey (the step-by-step plans). However, your experiences with the darkness of this world, sin, and the enemy deface the blueprint and leave you disoriented. A marriage at its best provides an encouraging companion who helps you discover your true identity. But without God, marriage becomes a place of fear and self-doubt.
Title: Marriage from Roots to Fruits:
Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil
By: Matt Pavlik
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 plus stars
Marriage from Roots to Fruits: Understanding God’s Design for Growing in Good Soil by Matt Pavlik is a solid, biblical Christian marriage book and study guide that gives hope for troubled marriages when failure is not an option. As most know, the divorce rate is at a staggering rate in the U.S. Most couples are bombarded with a myriad of issues that come from encounters with the world’s darkness, sin and the enemy.
In this profound book, the author as a licensed professional marriage counselor, gives understanding to your personal design by God that includes your identity and a step-by-step journey of growth in God and within a marriage. He unveils marriage as designed by God that was intended to be an environment where one can grow and prosper.
With this in mind, the author presents a fascinating and insightful read that teaches one who you are in God and what marriage was created for. He has created a guide, divided into 3 parts as: Spiritual Foundations, Individual Growth & Marital Growth to help readers recognize that good fruit comes from good trees. Therefore, he starts from the root of issues to produce godly fruit. This takes readers within a marriage, individually, or within a small study group, on a journey of self-discovery to enable them to put God back into the picture. Thus, producing a fruitful harvest the way God designed marriage to be enjoyed.
Marriage from Roots to Fruits comes highly recommended as a read that is not only biblical, but practical.
Additionally, the author addresses many of the issues in marriage that can eat away at the root system of a marriage to include: communication style, your love language and conflict resolution. (Honestly, there is so much in the book that all cannot be listed within a review). Within the pages of this book one will learn to view each other as an individual, understand differences and godly roles, while learning to apply godly principles within a marriage that will transform marriages and individuals. The book is certainly an all-encompassing Christian perspective from one who is a professional marriage counselor and has a heart to heal marriages.
Special note: As a reviewer that has reviewed hundreds of books, many which are on marriage, this book stands out as one of the best that I have had the pleasure of reviewing.