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04649X: Don"t Make Me Count to Three! Don't Make Me Count to Three!
By Ginger Plowman
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.
78660: Wise Words for Moms Wise Words for Moms
By Ginger Plowman
Wise Words for Mom is an answer to one of the most frequently asked questions, "How can I find passages of Scripture that will enable me to address heart issues?" Ginger Plowman has identified themes of response we find in our children and located passages of scripture that will address heart issues in richly biblical ways. Laid out in a calendar like format to hang on the wall for easy reference.
441528: Parenting Is Heart Work Parenting Is Heart Work
By Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N.
If you're like most parents, you have developed your own parenting strategy-sometimes it seems to work, and other times-based on the way your child behaves-you wonder if it's working at all. There are countless ways to try to get a child's attention and to effect change-but here's the truth-unless you deal with a child through his or her heart, you are not likely to see lasting change. In this breakthrough book, you can learn to truly reach your child's heart to teach, train and build a tremendous relationship. You can turn correction times into learning experiences, equip your children to accept responsibility for their mistakes and meditate on the right things, influence and adjust the values and beliefs your children hold and maintain a relationship with your children through love and emotional connectedness.
83548: Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes  . . . in You and Your Kids! Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes . . . in You and Your Kids!
By Scott Turansky, D.Min. & Joanne Miller, R.N., B.S.N.
It's no secret that kids' selfishness, bickering, and belligerence can dampen a happy family life. Here's a revolutionary resource that offers an honor-based solution to bad behavior. Six ways to teach honor to your kids; a 3-step approach to dealing with meanness; helpful suggestions for parenting skills; biblical solutions to sibling rivalry; and fun family activities help you restore peace and contentment to your home. 230 pages, softcover from Shaw Books.
37191: Shepherding a Child"s Heart, Revised and Updated Shepherding a Child's Heart, Revised and Updated
By Tedd Tripp
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.
Faith Box (available at our rescource center)
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661945: Baptism: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids Baptism: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids
By Richard E. Todd
Help 7 to 10 year olds to understand the meaning of baptism with this 25-page workbook. Designed for self-study with a minimum of adult supervision, children will determine whether they have taken the steps necessary for them to be baptized.
661969: Church: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids Church: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids
By Richard E. Todd
Help those in grades two through five to better understand what it means to be committed to and involved in the local church. Designed for students to be able work through these pages on their own with parents or teachers available for questions along the way. Pages alternate between teaching and activity-styled format and are focused on bringing a response from the student.
661976: Giving: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids Giving: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids
By Richard E. Todd
Who says giving is only for adults? Your child can use this 25-page booklet to learn that giving is something that everyone in the church participates in. Specially designed for 7 to 10 year olds, this self-study book requires a minimum of adult supervision.
661983: Salvation: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids Salvation: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids
By Richard E. Todd
Lead your child in the path of salvation with the 25-page workbook. Designed specifically for children in grades 2 through 5 with a minimum of adult supervision; this book will aid adults in helping to make sure a child truly understands God's most gracious gift. Includes quizzes, coloring pages, mazes and teaching pages.
661952: Communion: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids Communion: A Bible Study Wordbook for Kids
By Richard E. Todd
Elementary-age children will be able to use this 25-page workbook to prepare for participation in your church's communion service. These pages are designed for self-study with a minimum of supervision by an adult. Includes teaching and activity pages, quizzes and mazes.
For Junior High & Older:
768513DA: Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God - Slightly Imperfect Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God - Slightly Imperfect
By Francis Chan
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before.
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738260: Preparing for Adolescence: How to Survive the Coming Years of Change Preparing for Adolescence: How to Survive the Coming Years of Change
By Dr. James Dobson
Talking to your children about sensitive topics is never easy. And yet, what parent wouldn't want his or her child to go into the teen years confident and wise to the challenges of adolescence and beyond? Your children are depending on you to get the information they need and want to face the coming years of change. Dr. Dobson, a leading family psychologist, knows how to speak directly and sincerely to youth about the topics that concern them the most.
676932: Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World Your Boy: Raising a Godly Son in an Ungodly World
By Vicki Courtney
Known and respected as a "mom in the trenches," Vicki Courtney helps mothers of tween and teen boys win the culture battle for their children's mind, body, and soul. Growing the next generation of godly men is perhaps the most important calling a woman can have. In Your Boy, Vicki uses the biblical example of Rebekah and Jacob to warn against scheming and manipulation and the example of Hannah and Samuel to remind mothers that their sons do not belong to them; they belong to God. This second edition replaces the original version and includes a new introduction by the author.
676925: Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World Your Girl: Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World
By Vicki Courtney
Today's movies, music, and magazines bombard your preteen and teenage daughters with worldly images! Courtney shows how you can overcome the negative influences of our provocative culture as she addresses timely topics, including sexual purity; the dangers of conformity; self-worth; modesty; femininity; and more. A must-read for mothers of girls ages 18 and under! 224 pages, softcover from B&H.
787519: Simple Truths: A Simple, Natural Approach to Discussing Sex With Your Children Simple Truths: A Simple, Natural Approach to Discussing Sex With Your Children
By Mary Flo Ridley
Our society is surrounded by provacative images and misleading messages about sex. You can't guarantee your children will avoid them, but you can prepare and protect them. You have a very limited window of opportunity to shape their views about sex. Knowing this, you may be thinking, How do I start? What should I say? When should I say it? Mary Flo Ridley provides answers to these and many other questions in a very insightful way that will help you feel confident and comfortable connecting with your children and discussing this important subject. Includes 2 DVDs, 1 audio CD, and a discussion guide
060170: How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child"s Sexual Character, revised How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex: A Lifelong Approach to Shaping Your Child's Sexual Character, revised
By Stan & Brenna Jones
There's more to teaching your kids about sex than a nervous discussion of the birds and the bees. In How and When to Tell Your Kids About Sex, you'll find important, helpful information on concerns your children face from infancy through adolescence. Building on a biblical foundation, they discuss how to talk with your children about sexual issues and when it's appropriate to tell them what.
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719910: The Case for Faith for Kids, Updated and Expanded The Case for Faith for Kids, Updated and Expanded
By Lee Strobel
Lee Strobel's bestselling book on faith is adapted for a new generation with answers to questions even adults struggle with like: Why does God allow bad things to happen? Can you have doubts and still be a Christian?

Here's a book written in kid-friendly language that gives you all the answers. Packed full of well-researched, reliable, and eye-opening investigations of some of the biggest questions you have, The Case for Faith for Kids is a must read for kids ready to explore and enrich their faith.
719908: The Case for Christ for Kids, Updated and Expanded The Case for Christ for Kids, Updated and Expanded
By Lee Strobel
Equip your 8- to 12-year-olds to defend their faith in an unbelieving world! This revised kid-friendly edition of Strobel's bestseller presents historic evidence, up-to-date scientific research, and true stories taken from Off My Case that provide compelling support for Jesus' life, ministry, and miracles. Reliable answers for inquiring young minds and hearts! 128 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Faith Box (available at our rescource center)
Parent Resources:
005228: Passport2Purity--Weekend Retreat Kit Passport2Purity--Weekend Retreat Kit
By Dennis & Barbara Rainey / Familylife
Here's everything you need to plan an interactive, life-changing weekend retreat with your preteen! Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting and bullying. Innocence is under attack. Passport2Purity ® weekend getaway will assist you in setting your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity - and strengthen communication between you. The kit includes 1 tour guide for the parent, 1 travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, and CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs, and downloadable MP3s.
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457998: Every Young Man"s Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
By Stephen Arterburn & Fred Stoeker
From the authors of Every Man's Battle comes a survival guide for male teens and young adults struggling with sexual temptation. Learn how to help young men implement a practical "battle plan"---exchanging shame and confusion for a positive, thriving relationship with Christ. Includes a companion workbook for individual or group study. 352 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
458001: Every Young Woman"s Battle with Workbook Every Young Woman's Battle with Workbook
By Shannon Ethridge & Stephen Arterburn
In today's sex-saturated society, girls who just want to fit in and look attractive can be swept up in destructive relationships and behaviors---paying a terrible cost. Ethridge and Arterburn offer interviews, research, and godly advice to help young women avoid these pitfalls and achieve sexual integrity. This updated edition includes the workbook. 352 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
345104: Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood Girl Talk: Mother-Daughter Conversations on Biblical Womanhood
By Carolyn Mahaney & Nicole Mahaney Whitacre
Blending wisdom from the Word with their own life-together experiences, the authors discuss God's expectations for the complex mother-daughter relationship. Learn how to speak the language of biblical womanhood, improve communication, resolve conflict---and, above all else, share the gospel with each other. Designed to be read together. Includes study questions and discussion topics.
A Guide to Biblical Manhood
By Randy Stinson
How to serve your wife, how to mold men through baseball, how to make men in the church and more practical theology for cultivating men of God who are doers of the Word for the sake of the Gospel.
Faith Box (available at our rescource center)
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973097: Raising a Modern Day Knight: A Father"s Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood - revised edition Raising a Modern Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood - revised edition
By Robert Lewis
Using the customs of pursuing knighthood in the medieval era, author Robert Lewis draws parallels to achieving manhood today. It's a meticulous process that requires vision, goals and an uncompromising character. Inside this book, you'll find solid advice to help you courageously lead your son into a biblical masculinity that will impact others. A Focus on the Family resource.
975743: Raising a Modern-Day Princess: Inspiring Purpose,   Value, and Strength in Your Daughter Raising a Modern-Day Princess: Inspiring Purpose, Value, and Strength in Your Daughter
By Pam Farrel & Doreen Hanna
Help your daughter journey into womanhood with a healthy self-image and knowledge of who she is in Christ! Writing from their personal experiences, co-authors Farrel and Hanna stress the importance of creating a rite-of-passage ceremony for your young woman; provide helpful tips in chapter-end "Mentor Moments"; and offer an entire chapter for father figures. Paperback.
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472940: Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free Lies Young Women Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free
By Nancy Leigh DeMoss & Dannah Gresh
Depression. Anxiety. Broken relationships. Addictions. These are all symptoms of the lies we believe. But these lies can be overcome with scriptural truth. Take the Blazing Lies Test and allow authors Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh to walk you through the process of exchanging damaging lies for the freedom of Truth. Includes a pull-out section on scriptural Truths that Set Me Free
757596: Measure of a Young Man: Become the Man God Wants You to Be Measure of a Young Man: Become the Man God Wants You to Be
By Gene A. Getz & Kenton Getz
A challenge for young men to find their identity in Christ, set high standards for themselves in all areas of life, and surround themselves with a network of Christian mentors and peers! Exploring seven key principles based on 1 Timothy 4:12, Getz and his son will help teens become strong disciples with godly purposes. 160 pages, softcover from Regal.
20930: The Case for Christ: A Journalist"s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
By Lee Strobel
A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story on record in The Case for Christ. Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, former Chicago Tribune legal editor Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with tough, point-blank questions in search of credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was positively the Son of God. This riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure reads like a captivating, fast-paced novel, yet it's anything but fiction! An ideal paperback for skeptics!
34703: The Case for Faith The Case for Faith
By Lee Strobel
Skeptics of Christianity are everywhere, boldly asking tough questions in order to disprove the faith. Doubt no more! Get your hands on The Case for Faith and take heart! Author Lee Strobel, a journalist, investigated the toughest objections to Christianity and found solid answers. Whatever intellectual or emotional objections one has to the Christian faith are directly refuted by Strobel's honest and thorough discoveries.
421128: Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
By Alex & Brett Harris
Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life and map a clear trajectory for long-term fulfillment and eternal impact. Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes and stories of teens in action.
963073: Generation Change: Home Edition for Teens Generation Change: Home Edition for Teens
By Dave Ramsey / Daywind Music Group
Introducing Dave's new, home study for teens based on biblical principles. Parent-led with 4 lessons taught by Dave on DVD, Dave gives you the tools and topics to discuss with your teen the most important issues on personal finance.
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2926X: Mere Christianity Mere Christianity
By C.S. Lewis
Arguably the 20th century's most influential Christian writer, C.S. Lewis sought to explain and defend the beliefs that nearly all Christians at all times hold in common. His simple yet deeply profound classic, originally delivered as a series of radio broadcasts, is a book to be thoroughly digested by believers and generously shared with skeptics.
55993: Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know
By Wayne A. Grudem, edited by Elliot Grudem
God doesn't call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine---that is, the church's teaching---that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you're a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you're a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Grudem's Systematic Theology. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.
083909: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader
Edited by Ralph D. Winter & Steven C. Hawthorne
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement presents a multi-faceted collection of readings exploring the biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of world evangelization. Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners (over 60 of them new in this edition) portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles are side bars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth. The Fourth Edition contains over 60 articles and sidebars that are new to this edition. Many articles have been updated and revised.
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Not On Our Watch
By Cavin Harper
Not On Our Watch! is a call for grandparents and parents to rise above the conventional view of grandparenting to embrace radically courageous life that stands apart from the politically correct crowd. It’s a call to intentionality—not settling for simply being good parents and grandparents, but choosing to stand in the gap and live as conduits of grace and truth for the next generations. Cavin Harper appeals to the emerging masses of Boomer grandparents to create a movement of godly men and women resolved to not let another generation grow up on our watch that does not know the Lord or His amazing grace. There’s too much at stake if we don’t.
974609: Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life! Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life!
By Tim & Darcy Kimmel
In Extreme Grandparenting: The Ride of Your Life!, you'll find honesty, humor, stories, and practical experience to motivate and guide you into richer relationships with your children and grandchildren. Discover how you can reach and relate to grandkids, not only as a mentor and loving family member, but as a spiritual rock during the hard times. Give the greatest gift possible to your family: yourself. A Focus on the Family resource. Paperback.
422190: Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-To Earth Guide to Knowing God Spirituality for the Rest of Us: A Down-To Earth Guide to Knowing God
By Larry Osborne
Could God be more concerned with the quality of our relationship with him than the paths we take to get there? Questioning a one-size-fits-all approach to Christian spirituality, Osborne shows how to best connect with God through your own unique personality, strengths, and needs. Previously titled A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God. 240 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
46107: Don"t Waste Your Life, Gift Edition, Book and DVD Don't Waste Your Life, Gift Edition, Book and DVD
By John Piper
In Don't Waste Your Life Pastor Piper challenged us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment in order to develop a deeper passion for God. Now, in the recently released gift edition, Pastor Piper has provided us with not only the best-selling book, but also with a DVD of one of his most powerful sermons. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God!
530838: ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, Softcover ESV Personal-Size Study Bible, Softcover
The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses nearly all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. This Personal Size edition retains all of the original’s 20,000 study notes, 240 full-color maps and illustrations, charts, timelines, and introductions—more than 2 million words of Bible text, insightful explanation, teaching, and reference material. To conserve space, some of the extensive articles have been removed from this more compact edition and moved online for free access. Enjoy the comprehensive resources of the internationally best-selling ESV Study Bible, now in a convenient and portable smaller size!
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767950: Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
By Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski / David C. Cook
Today's church admires the gift of the Holy Spirit, but have we neglected to open it? Chan tears away the wrapping paper and the ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community's true power for witness and service. He issues a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Spirit of the living God. Paperback.
595765: Forgotten God: Unabridged Audiobook on CD Forgotten God: Unabridged Audiobook on CD
By Francis Chan / Oasis Audio LLC
A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. In the name of the Father, the Son, and, the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit "the Helper" so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it. Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power; the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan',s invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. Unabridged. 4 CDs. 4.25 hours. Read by Author.
13991EB: Forgotten God - eBook Forgotten God - eBook
By Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski / David C. Cook
Today's church admires the gift of the Holy Spirit, but have we neglected to open it? Chan tears away the wrapping paper and the ribbons to uncover the source of the believing community's true power for witness and service. He issues a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Spirit of the living God. Paperback.