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We at SKS Books Warehouse would like to wish you and your family a Blessed Lunar New Year; we pray that you will have a wonderful time together during this festive season!

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This week's newsletter features reviews on titles such as, Vulnerable Pastor by Mandy Smith, as well as, Storm by Jim Cymbale / Jennifer Schuchmann.

These reviews, together with write-ups on other interesting titles such as, Why Cities Matters by Stephen Um / Justin Buzzard talks about We live in a Unique moment in history. Instead of retreating from or taking from our cities, here is a call to make the cities our home, to take good care of them, and to participate in God's kingdom building work in the urban centers of our world.

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Title :

The Vulnerable Pastor

Author :

Mandy Smith

Category : Pastoring

Format : Softcover
Price: $23.50*
* Price Before Member's Discount

 

 

Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015 Often as pastors we feel like we need to project strength and competency in order to minister effectively. That's why we go to conferences and emulate the latest superstars. But we know we can never live up to those images. Deep down, we know our own limitations, our weaknesses, our faults. We fear that if people knew who we really are, we'd be disqualified from ministry. Not so.

Mandy Smith unpacks the biblical paradox that God's strength is revealed through our human weakness. Transparently describing her pastoral journey, Smith shows how vulnerability shapes ministry, through our spiritual practices and relationships, influencing our preaching, teaching and even the nuts and bolts of the daily schedule. Understanding our human constraints makes our ministry more sustainable and guards us against disillusionment and burnout. We don't have to have it all together. Recognizing our weakness makes us rely on God, so our weakness can become a ministry resource. God has called you to lead not as a demigod, but as a human, so the world can see that the church is a place for humans like them.

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Title :

Storm / Hearing Jesus For The Times We Live In

 

Author :

Jim Cymbala / Jennifer Schuchmann

Category : Christian Living

Format : Softcover

Price: $23.50*
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Storm: What Jesus Is Saying to His Church is a book for every Christian who is concerned about the challenges that face believers today. Using powerful stories of people who have been transformed by Christ, it will strike a note of encouragement and hope, helping Christians to remember that a life surrendered to Christ in the midst of a church transformed by his presence cannot be defeated. No amount of spiritual darkness or cultural pressure can drown out the life-giving power of the gospel.

Jim Cymbala believes that the church in America is in the middle of a powerful storm, the intensity of which is likely to increase in coming months and years. Many Christians are bewildered, disheartened, and concerned by what they see—a culture that’s become increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity and a church whose vital signs are quickly waning. Like the storm surge that overtook lower Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, powerful forces have come together to create a surge that’s threatening the health of the church.

Storm will talk about the tendency on the right and on the left to conflate the kingdom of God with a particular political party. Many conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament, failing to realize the danger of adopting Old Testament principles that were never affirmed in the New Testament. Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel of grace. Even though there is a great deal of emphasis on the Bible in such churches, it can often be the wrong emphasis.

Jim Cymbala will explore the importance of preaching a gospel of grace rather than a gospel of mixed messages, so common in the church today. He will speak of our need to understand spiritual battles and for total dependence on the Holy Spirit, and he will discuss the importance of prayer. He will also explore the motivational atmosphere of the early church which flourished despite far worse conditions than those we face today. We don’t need more church growth programs to turn the church around. What’s needed is a transformation at the heart of the church so that the gospel is preached, the Holy Spirit is allowed to lead, and lives are transformed.

 

Click Here to see more titles by Jim Cymbala / Jennifer Schuchmann.

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Title :

Why Cities Matters / To God, The Culture & The Church

Author : Stephen Um / Justin Buzzard

Category : Christian Living

Format : Softcover
Price: $23.50*
* Price Before Member's Discount

 

We live in a unique moment in history.

Right now, more people live in urban centers than ever before. This means that we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the majority of the world through the church in the city.

Helping us to make the most of this moment, urban pastors Justin Buzzard and Stephen Um lay out a compelling vision for cultural engagement and church planting in our world’s cities.

If you’re looking for motivation to maintain a commitment to the city or for guidance as you consider going all in, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of urban life that informs, instructs, inspires, and answers questions including:

  • Why cities are so important
  • What the Bible says about cities
  • How to overcome common issues and develop a plan for living missionally in the city

Instead of retreating from or taking from our cities, here is a call to make the cities our home, to take good care of them, and to participate in God’s kingdom-building work in the urban centers of our world.

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Title :

Apostolic Church Planting

 

Author :

J D Payne

Category : Church Ministry

Format : Softcover

Price: $22.00*
* Price Before Member's Discount

 

Church planting is not just about gathering new communities of people who are already Christians. In the book of Acts, church plants begin with sharing the gospel. Planting churches flows naturally out of making disciples. Pastor J. D. Payne explains the process and stages of church planting, with biblical foundations and practical steps for planting teams. He provides a pathway for the multiplication of disciples, leaders and churches. Here are church planting strategies and activities that are simple, highly reproducible and can be implemented by ordinary team members, not just by charismatic leaders. This guide can be used for planting in contexts among any given people group, domestically or internationally. It is an ideal resource for teams to work through together as they follow God's call in their community.

Click Here to see more titles by J D Payne.

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Title :

Understanding Insider Movements

Author :

Harley Talman / John Travis

Category : Mission

Format :Softcover

Price: $64.00*
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For the first time in history, large numbers of people from the world’s major non-Christian religions are following Jesus as Lord. Surprisingly for many Western Christians, they are choosing to do so within the religious communities of their birth and outside of institutional Christianity.  How does this work, and how should we respond to these movements?

This long-awaited anthology brings together some of the best writings on the topic of insider movements. Diverse voices explore this phenomenon from the perspectives of Scripture, history, theology, missiology, and the experience and identity of insider believers.  Those who are unfamiliar with the subject will find this book a crucial guide to a complex conversation. Students and instructors of mission will find it useful as a reader and reference volume. Field workers and agencies will discover in these chapters welcome starting points for dialogue and clearer communication.

The first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the topic of insider movements, Understanding Insider Movements is an indispensable companion for those who want to glimpse the creative, unexpected, boundary-crossing ways God is at work among the peoples of the world in their diverse religious communities.

Click Here to see more titles by W Carey.

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Title :

Using & Enjoying Biblical Greek

 

Author :

Rodney Whitacre

Category : Reference

Format : Softcover

Price: $36.50*
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Many who study biblical Greek despair of being able to use it routinely, but veteran instructor Rodney Whitacre says there is hope! By learning to read Greek slowly, students can become fluent one passage at a time and grasp the New Testament in its original language. Whitacre explains how to practice meditation on Scripture ("lectio divina") in Greek, presenting a workable way to make Greek useful in life and ministry. Ideal for classroom use and for group or individual study, this book helps students advance their knowledge of Greek and equips them to read the original texts with fluency and depth.

Click Here to see more titles by Rodney Whitacre.

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Title :

Lets Go!

Author :

Planetshakers

Category : MS-Praise & Worship

Format : CD + DVD

Price: $25.90*
* Price Before Member's Discount

 

Planetshakers have carved out a unique space in the worshiping community through songs of energetic celebration and passionate praise like “Nothing is Impossible,” “The Anthem,” “Made to Worship” and “Endless Praise.” Following their critically acclaimed live cd/dvd This Is Our Time, Planetshakers have released Let’s Go! Recorded live in Melbourne, Australia with thousands of worshipers from around the globe, Let’s Go! delivers the same high-energy worship that we have come to love… a true celebration of our great God!

Click Here to see more titles by Planetshakers.

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