Churches and individual Christians typically have faulty assumptions about the causes of poverty, resulting in the use of strategies that do considerable harm to poor people and themselves. "When Helping Hurts" provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel. A situation is assessed for whether relief, rehabilitation, or development is the best response to a situation. Efforts are characterized by an "assest based" approach rather than a "needs based" approach. Short term mission efforts are addressed and microenterprise development (MED) is explored.
From your heart’s deepest cry to life’s joyful praises, Jesus is in them all!
Knowing Jesus on a deeper, more personal level not only means sharing all aspects of your life with the Savior, but it means seeing Him at work in your life as well. Whether you’re struggling your way through a valley or reaping a bounty of blessings, Jesus is very much alive and present. The question is, do you see Him? Do you recognize His voice? His comforting hand? His desire to fellowship with you?
In Jesus Lives! author Sarah Young provides 180 topical devotionals exemplifying Jesus' presence in your life, giving insight and wisdom, and bringing to light the truth of Romans 8:11: The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the d ... more
Written like an organized blog, A Praying Life is an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers, and successes in prayer. Readers will appreciate Paul Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature. Parents will find his family-life experiences especially helpful.
This is the Participant Guide for the six-session video curriculum, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love Him more and reflect more of the character of His Son.
A Choice To Forgive by Beth Wiseman.
After Daniel disappeared that long-ago Christmas Eve, Lydia built a life with his brother. But now she's a widow and Daniel has reappeared, asking for forgiveness. But can she go back to her normal life with her long-lost love as her neighbor?
A Miracle for Miriam by Kathleen Fuller.
Seth is no longer the arrogant young man who shattered Miriam's confidence and broke her heart. But can he convince "plain" Miriam that she is truly beautiful to him?
One Child by Barbara Cameron.
The birth of one child forever changed the world two thousand years ago. On a snowy Christmas nigh ... more
In a culture that pulls women in multiple directions at once, is it possible to de-clutter the calendar, reduce energy-draining distractions, and exchange some of those urgencies for what is truly important? Becoming a Woman of Simplicity delves into the Bible to offer practical, real-life counsel to today's busy women. a 11 lessons
Steve Chapman, avid hunter and bestselling author of "A Look at Life from a Deer Stand" (more than 225,000 copies sold) has a gift for gleaning faith lessons from the glories of creation. This handsomely bound gathering of devotions invites readers to join in the thrill of the pursuit, the celebration of nature, and the enjoyment of God's presence.
Each devotion begins with the inspiration of a Scripture verse and closes with the stillness of a prayer. Readers will be drawn to the wisdom, delighted by the humor, and captivated by the adventure of the hunt and the discovery of God's character.
This padded hardcover is an ideal gift for Chapman's fans, hunters, outdoors enthusiasts, and any man who takes aim at sp ... more
Paint yourself into the story and transform Easter into a truly life-changing experience.
This inspirational group of devotions is the perfect companion to "The Easter Experience," a unique, DVD-driven study that brings the passion and resurrection of Jesus to life through dramatic storytelling and challenging teaching.
Pocket-sized and perfect to slip into a purse or coat, this devotional is ready to go and allows you to carry the bonding, enriching, small group experience with you every day with words that remind you of God's great love for each of us.
Also available are the "Easter Experience Church Program," "Easter Experience Participant's Guide," and the "Easter Experience Small Group DVD Study."
Two sons, one who kept the rules religiously and one who broke them all. One Father who loved both lost sons beyond anything they could imagine. Discover how deep and far God's grace goes in The Prodigal God The Prodigal God discussion guide will help you uncover, personalize, and apply life-changing insights from The Prodigal God DVD and book. In six captivating sessions, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller opens your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best-known-and least understood-parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean ... more