Christ Alone….Searching Together

Just as physical families have to face difficulties, so every group of believers will face challenges in their life together. In Christ Alone, Jon Zens opens up five crucial areas that every group will wrestle with at some point in their journey. The first challenge—for Christ to be everything—is the first priority and the other four challenges flow out of it. How do we show that we trust Christ as our Leader?

Paul’s Idea of Community

Paul’s Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Cultural Setting, Revised Edition by Robert J Banks. About the book: Robert Banks’s widely read Paul’s Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Cultural Setting is once again available to laypeople, pastors, and scholars alike. In this extensively revised edition Banks has rewritten chapters for clarity, taken into account recent scholarship on Paul’s writings, updated and expanded the bibliography, and added an index.

The Untold Story of the New Testament Church

This week’s find: The Untold Story of the New Testament Church: An Extraordinary Guide to Understanding the New Testament by Frank Viola About the book: This is truly an exceptional book about the New Testament church in its purest form! A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern Church renewal, Frank Viola … Read moreThe Untold Story of the New Testament Church

The Good News About Marriage!

The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by Shaunti Feldhahn. “Shaunti takes aim at marriage myths that have spread like a cancer through our culture–myths that have become self-fulfilling prophecies. This book is packed with game-changing revelations. Like this one: Not only are most people staying married, they are happy in their marriages!” –Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect.

Tried By Fire

Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world’s greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between. William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together—and against all odds—changed the world forever.

Reimagining Church

Reimagining Church: Pursuing the Dream of Organic Christianity by Frank Viola. Frank believes the church as we know it today is nothing like what God intended it to be. According to Viola, the first-century church, which should be our pattern, met in homes without any official pastor. All members of the church were involved in worship, spontaneously breaking out with teaching or song as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Decisions were not made until everyone reached consensus.