Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus started a movement that has grown like wildfire throughout history. Author and pastor Andy Stanley draws from Scripture and over 25 years of pastoral experience to bring to life the irresistible nature of this movement known as the Church. In Deep and Wide, Stanley identifies some of the key decisions and strategies behind the founding of North Point Community Church in 1995, describing how and why it continues to flourish. He also shares stories of how God is working today to propel the movement of the church through the six locations of North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA and the 25 strategic partners throughout North America. He illustrates how to create a ministry that appeals to ... more
Veteran urban activist Robert Lupton reveals the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has upon the very people meant to benefit from it. Toxic Charity provides proven new models for charitable groups who want to help--not sabotage--those whom they desire to serve. Lupton, the founder of FCS Urban Ministries (Focused Community Strategies) in Atlanta, the voice of the "Urban Perspectives "newsletter, and the author of "Compassion, Justice and the Christian Life," has been at the forefront of urban ministry activism for forty years. Now, in the vein of Jeffrey Sachs's "The End of Poverty," Richard Stearns's "The Hole in Our Gospel," and Gregory Boyle's "Tattoos on the Heart," his groundbreaking" Toxic Charity "shows ... more
It is called the "source and summit" of our Catholic faith - The Holy Eucharist. But do we really understand its true meaning? In Fr. Mitch Pacwa's The Eucharist: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics you will see the essential connection between the Eucharist and the Scriptures, and through reflection and discussion you'll learn to apply the principles in your own life.
What will it take for you to change? We've all heard it said, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" and we all know good intentions won't cause us to change. For most of us, however, it takes a crisis, a tragedy, a pain so great that change is actually forced upon us. By then, it's way too late. But what if... what if you could find the strength to change before the pain, before the crisis, before the tragedy? What if you could change before you have to? In this book, Change Before You Have To, I'll give you the keys I've found that can help you change your relationships, your weight, your job, your finances, and your emotional and spiritual state before the crisis--before you have to. No more excuses, no more ... more