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Books in Progress – "Run Home and Take a Bow" by Ethan Bryan

Books in Progress – “Run Home and Take a Bow” by Ethan Bryan

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If you were to ask Ethan Bryan to describe himself, you might hear something like this. He might say that he’s a storyteller, a musician, a husband, or maybe he might say something about his two girls. But there’s one thing I can assure you’d hear. He’s a baseball fan—even more than that—a lifelong Kansas […]

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Books In Progress--"Christian Jihad" by Colonel V. Doner

Books In Progress–”Christian Jihad” by Colonel V. Doner

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The process of publishing can seem like a big black box that your Word document goes into and a finished book comes out of. It can be mysterious and a bit daunting. So we’ve decided to give you a peek into current projects we’re working on so you can see what publishing is really like. […]

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Reflections of Generosity

Reflections of Generosity

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  We are proud to announce the latest book by Sgt. Ron V Kelsey, produced by Samizdat Creative and published by International Arts Movement: Reflections of Generosity is about one Soldier’s struggle to find restoration and peace beyond the grief and tragedy of war. Through powerful essays and artwork, Sgt. Kelsey shares his story to encourage […]

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Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God's Image Through Advocacy and Renewal

Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God’s Image Through Advocacy and Renewal

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  Wikiklesia Volume 2, Taking Flight: Reclaiming the Female Half of God’s Image through Advocacy and Renewal offers forward-looking ideas on gender-inclusive faith and leadership while exploring the historical backgrounds and changing perceptions of women’s status both in the faith community and throughout the world. In this anthology, we hear from leading thinkers, theologians, bloggers, […]

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Fast Living to Eradicate Poverty

Fast Living to Eradicate Poverty

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Scott Todd’s new book Fast Living: How the Church Will End Extreme Poverty, published by Compassion International, is unapologetically hopeful. When we got tapped on the shoulder to provide the editorial direction and interior design of this book, we knew it was a one-of-a-kind project. I mean, how many organizations have the cojones to not only claim […]

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Lent: Giving Up Guilt for 40 Days

Lent: Giving Up Guilt for 40 Days

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David McDonald continues his series on the “Seasons of Christian Spirituality” by tackling Lent. This book contains forty daily readings and devotionals to help you process the gravity of Christ’s sacrifice and of your sin. It’s about helping you receive and be transformed by the remarkable power of Christ’s gift and grace. It’s about teaching […]

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Jesus in 3D

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  Reading the Gospel stories of Jesus is for many of you not unlike watching a 3D movie without wearing 3D glasses. You can make out a few details and get a vague sense of what’s going on, but the whole screen is fairly distorted and if you stare too long, your head starts to […]

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Common Time: Living the Life of Christ Until It Becomes Our Own

Common Time: Living the Life of Christ Until It Becomes Our Own

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  In the second volume of his Seasons of Christian Spirituality series, Dr. David McDonald explores the part of the Christian liturgical year known as “Common Time.” He writes: In the liturgical calendar, Common Time is the season during which there are no feasts or festivals. It is the Time between Times during which we […]

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Advent: Preparation, Anticipation, & Hope in Christ's Coming

Advent: Preparation, Anticipation, & Hope in Christ's Coming

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Author Dr. David McDonald explores the reason, the anticipation, and the hope of Advent–though, it must be said, there is not one advent, but three: He came in a manger, incarnate, he will come again, glorified. But he also comes to us now, to live in us, to guide and lead us, and to help […]

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King Me: Accepting a Royal Invitation to a Co-Written Life

King Me: Accepting a Royal Invitation to a Co-Written Life

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The Book of Psalms contains a wonderful collection of songs known as the “Kingly Psalms.” The Kingly Psalms inspire people with hope and encourage us in our faith, give us a window to the past and a connection with our brothers and sisters of long ago, and connect the worlds of the First and Second […]

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Shadowing God: Living with Dignity and Humility in God's Image

Shadowing God: Living with Dignity and Humility in God's Image

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God wants to do more in us and through us, than for us and to us God’s ways are subtle, and they are all around us, but we don’t often perceive him or his work in the world because we are looking for something clumsy and big to show us our destiny. We must learn to […]

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Broken Record: Enjoying the Music of Relationship Through the Hisses, Pops, and Scratches

Broken Record: Enjoying the Music of Relationship Through the Hisses, Pops, and Scratches

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  Relationships can be difficult. We all have them and we all struggle at times to overcome, or at least get past, the inevitable conflict. Great friendships sour, good marriages crumble and fray, business partnerships that flowed so smoothly break up badly. Often all we need are some basic tools to help us through the […]

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The Comfort of Vengeance: A Commentary on Nahum

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God doesn’t make sense to me. I am not sure I know what He wants or can live the way He requires. I am terrified that I might make Him angry. The God way is impossible to understand and even harder to follow. Doesn’t the Bible even say that “His ways are not our ways”? There is a big difference between God in the First Testament and Jesus in the Second Testament.
Enter Nahum. Nahum shares a vision from God about how God is going to wipe out another nation. God’s words through Nahum are mean, aggressive, and sometimes just horrible. If Nahum were a movie, it would definitely be rated “R.”
The good news is that nobody reads Nahum. Scholars agree that Nahum is the least read, quoted, or studied book of the Bible. Nahum presents us with versions of God that seem to be conflicting. In Nahum, God is a patient warrior and a jealous lover. He is an angry judge, and a comforting avenger. Like God, Nahum is just too hard to understand.

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Bleached: Hope for the Desolate

Bleached: Hope for the Desolate

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Times are hard and it seems like everyone is hurting. So many people are still losing their jobs and losing their homes to foreclosure while trying to minimize the impact of this on their kids. Add to this a cancer diagnosis, a still born baby, an accidental drowning of a 12-year-old swim team captain, not […]

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Heart of Gold: The Joy of Living Generously

Heart of Gold: The Joy of Living Generously

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We crave God’s prosperity, abundance, and delight for ourselves; it is only right that we crave it for others as well. God wants to prosper us economically, in order to heal the world. Far from the gospel of prosperity, discover how justice and mission are fed by abundance and delight. Learn how to get on […]

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Down to Earth: Why We're Really Here and Why It Matters

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Now available as an ebook! Enter the code RH42D at the Smashwords checkout for 20% off. Dr. David McDonald‘s book Down to Earth: Why We’re Really Here and Why It Matters is and earthy often hilarious look at who Jesus was and what it means for our lives. His incarnation raises the train wreck of humanity to […]

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