Book Nook - Episode 78 Good Faith
Now the bestselling authors of unChristian turn their data-driven insights toward the thorny question of how Christians talk with people they know and love about the most toxic issues of our day. They help today's disciples understand what they believe and why, and how to keep believing it without being judgmental and defensive. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God's people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good. Perhaps most importantly, David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons invite fellow Christians to understand the heart behind opposing views and show them how to be loving, life-giving friends despite profound differences. This will be the go-to book for young adult and older believers who don't want to hide from culture but to engage and restore it.
Book Nook - Episode 73 When Christmas Comes
Kim Walker-Smith's latest full-length album, "When Christmas Comes", rings in the holiday season packed with 17 Christmas classics. Drawing from hits such as "I'll Be Home For Christmas" and "Winter Wonderland" to the sacred carols including "The First Noel" and "Away In A Manger", Kim powerfully delivers a timeless collection that will no doubt become a household staple for years to come.
Book Nook - Episode 72 Sandcastle Kings
In Sandcastle Kings, Rich Wilkerson uses four powerful stories from the seventh chapter of Luke to explain why spiritual fulfillment cannot be found in ourselves, in other people, in material things, or even in religion. By studying the stories of the centurion’s faith, the resurrection of the widow’s son, Jesus’ message about John the Baptist, and the anointing by the woman with the alabaster jar, you will be able to face your doubts and insecurities and overcome your anxiety, discontentment, and depression. Wilkerson wants you to understand that the only answer for your spiritual bankruptcy is Jesus and that until you turn to him you will never experience the lasting peace and joy you so desperately crave.
Book Nook - Episode 64 Boundaries
Often, Christians focus so much on being loving and unselfish that they forget their own limits and limitations. When confronted with their lack of boundaries, they ask: - Can I set limits and still be a loving person? - What are legitimate boundaries? - What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries? - How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? - Aren't boundaries selfish? - Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries? Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend offer biblically-based answers to these and other tough questions, showing us how to set healthy boundaries with our parents, spouses, children, friends, co-workers, and even ourselves.
Book Nook - Episode 62 The Naked TRUTH About Sexuality
God is the author of sex. In the beginning, God made mankind, male and female, and blessed their lives with a big YES: Yes, have a fulfilling, abundant life! Yes, have lots of sex! Yes, make lots of babies! Yes, fill the Earth! “The only time God said no to sex was when sex was not protected, or maybe we should say, when we were not protected. God never designed sex to be experienced a la carte. It is part of a package deal…” We were made to build connections-- body to body, soul to soul, and spirit to spirit. Since Adam and Eve left the Garden, mankind has been trying to understand and define what healthy sexuality looks like. This shame-free, hope filled, entertaining and informative resource will answer your questions about sexuality including: What does God have to say about sex? Why did God give us a sex drive? Where is the line? Why is porn so addictive? How does sex affect us: body, soul, and spirit? Why do we feel so attached to the people we’ve been involved with? What do we need to live healthy, vibrant, abundant lives? The Naked Truth About Sexuality is a practical, Biblical guide to understanding God’s original design for sexuality.