Here are some books and helpful resources to help you grow in your walk with God:
Have you ever thought about keeping a spiritual journal? Do you believe it would require too much time and effort. This booklet can help you see how journaling can fit into the busiest life. See how keeping a journal can enhance your prayer life, help you see areas of personal weakness, make decisions, track goals, and keep a record of your life, among other things.
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|The Joshua Code
By O.S. Hawkins / Thomas Nelson
Discover the power of Scripture meditation—the secret Joshua gave the Israelites for prosperity and success! Guiding you on a 52-week journey of Bible memorization, Hawkins helps you receive God’s Word into your heart, retain it in your mind, and recall it in your mouth so that you may speak truth wherever you are. 292 pages, dark red imitation leather from Nelson.
|Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone
By Elyse Fitzpatrick
Are you feeling trapped in a pattern of habitual sin? Fitzpatrick believes that ungodly behaviors stem from a bigger problem—idolatry. Explaining that the Holy Spirit can change your heart, she offers guidance for understanding your weakness, putting Christ first, crushing false gods, avoiding legalism, and giving “undivided adoration” to your heavenly Father. 240 pages, softcover from P&R.
|Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
By Donald S. Whitney
Far from being legalistic, restrictive, or binding, as they are often perceived, the spiritual disciplines are actually the means to unparalleled spiritual liberty. So if you’d like to embark on a lifelong quest for godliness, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will help you on your way. Based on the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Christ Himself, Whitney takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that includes Scripture reading, prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, evangelism, serving, stewardship, Scripture application, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, and learning.
By Robert D. Jones
Everyone experiences anger, but few of us handle it in a Christ-centered way or know how to help others biblically. We need something better than our own moral efforts and resolutions if we really want to rid our hearts of deep-rooted anger. In this biblically-based, practical guide to anger management, Robert D. Jones focuses on changing the underlying motivations and beliefs of the heart that drive angry behavior. By uprooting these heart problems, readers will learn to handle their anger and see the fruit of thorough and lasting change. Ideal for either personal or group study, this book includes discussion and application questions in each chapter.
|The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective, Expanded Edition
By Martha Peace
Who is an excellent wife? What is she like? Using the woman in Proverbs 31 as a model, trusted Christian counselor Peace offers detailed practical answers to questions most often asked by Christian wives. Her proven principles and scripturally based insights will encourage you to become the wife God wants you to be. This is a must-read for every Christian wife.
|The Complete Husband
By Lou Priolo
What does it take to be a “biblical husband?” Written in an easy-to-understand style, Priolo’s guide attempts to teach husbands how to love their wives as Christ loves the church. The solid biblical teaching explores the how-to of loving your spouse, provides a crash course on communication skills, offers advice on sexual relations and more.
|Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Revised and Updated
By Tedd Tripp / Shepherd Press
Many parenting books are based on hit-or-miss theories steeped in secular thinking. This one draws from Pastor Tripp’s seasoned experience as a father-and from God’s Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the Scriptural methods for accomplishing them.
|Don’t Make Me Count to Three!
By Ginger Plowman / Shepherd Press
Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you discouraged because it seems you just can not reach the heart of your child? Through personal experience and the practical application of Scripture, Ginger Plowman encourages and equips moms to reach past the outward behavior of their children and dive deeply into the issues of the heart. Her candid approach will help moms move beyond the frustrations of not knowing how to handle issues of disobedience and into a confident, well balanced approach to raising their children.
|Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson / Crossway Books & Bibles
In Give Them Grace, parents will learn how to connect the benefits of the cross – especially regeneration, adoption, and justification – to their children’s daily lives. Chapters address topics such as our inability to follow the law perfectly, God’s forgiveness and love displayed at the cross, and what true heart obedience looks. Paperback.
|Get Outta My Face! How to Reach Angry, Unmotivated Teens with Biblical Counsel
By Dr. Rick Horne / Shepherd Press
As a seasoned parent and student counselor, Dr. Rick Horne understands the world in which teenagers live and the communication difficulty of talking to a disinterested and unmotivated teen. In Get Outta My Face, he combines biblical wisdom from the book of Proverbs with practical and specific directives that will make a difference in the life of you and your teen. Divided into three major sections, Part 1 addresses what you must understand to connect with your teen. Part 2 tells you what you must do help your teen and Part 3 tells you how to make the changes stick. Paperback.
|The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children
By Lou Priolo / Calvary Press
Do you have an angry child? Do you know someone who does? In today’s age of rage, it’s critical that you recognize and address this concern before a child becomes habitually motivated by hostility. Priolo, an experienced counselor, offers practical, biblically based help for correcting or preventing the development of unhealthy external behavior.