Posted on January 28, 2014 by John van der Veen
Ahhh, the doldrums of mid-winter are over. At least that's what it seems like in our stores today. There are a slew of new releases available. Many people of all ages have been waiting for these. From Casting Crowns to Kirk Cameron. From a modern day parable of the story of Joseph to a Bible that points to Jesus throughout the whole book.
Here are the new releases for today, January 28, 2014.
So many of us today are simply surviving. But we were not made to survive, we were made to Thrive! We should be digging into God's word to know Him and know who He has made us to be. We should be reaching out to the world and showing others who He is through our lives and our stories - knowing Him and making Him known.
Thrive, the seventh studio album from Casting Crowns, is packed with the band’s signature style of songs about real life that redefine our identity in Christ, pointing us to our purpose from Him so that we may carry it out through Him. Featuring 12 brand new songs, including the lead single "All You've Ever wanted," the album centers on the themes of "Reaching Out" and "Digging Deep."
In 2012, Jamie Grace received her first GMA Dove Award - for New Artist of the Year - and now she returns with her second album, Ready to Fly. The record's first single, "Beautiful Day," continues her message of staying strong and experiencing life to the fullest. Ready to Fly is about waiting, yet while you’re waiting being ready to move - ready to fly - when the timing is right.
Jesus isn’t just found in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His presence can be felt throughout the whole Bible, even in Genesis. The Jesus Bible contains the complete New International Version (NIV) with daily study helps that point to Jesus and show how he fulfilled the prophecies for the Messiah found in the Old Testament.
Kirk Cameron presents the follow-up to his bestselling film, Monumental. In Unstoppable, Kirk takes you on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? He goes back to the beginning - literally - as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives and our eternities.
Reminding us that there is great hope, Unstoppable creatively asks and answers the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?
Seasons of Gray is a modern day retelling of the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. This uplifting feature film is quality family entertainment with strong morals and an enduring message of hope.
What man intends for evil, God intends for good . This simple, yet powerful, message is all Brady Gray has left. His brothers, driven by jealousy, cast away their own flesh and blood in the same way that Joseph was sold into slavery by his siblings. Heartbroken and separated from his family, Brady holds tightly to his faith and begins to build a new life for himself - but there are more challenges in store for this servant of God.
False accusations land Brady in prison, where his God-given gift of interpreting dreams helps him forge friendships that will play an important role in his ultimate salvation. Upon his miraculous release from prison, Brady discovers, as his dreams predicted, that his brothers direly need his help. Despite the pain and suffering caused by his betrayal, Brady must find the strength to embrace one of the Bible’s most important messages: We forgive because we are forgiven.
Girls of Grace: Live Love Lead is an in-depth look at God’s grace and how it marks our daily lives. Simply put, a Girl of Grace is a girl who lives freely, loves fiercely and leads fearlessly. To live freely means to live in the light of the Gospel of Grace; to love fiercely is to actively demonstrate Christ’s love to the world around us; and to lead fearlessly is a charge to be brave and to take a stand.
A soundtrack to the "Girls of Grace" conferences held nationwide, Girls of Grace: Live Love Lead is full of chart-topping hits that will inspire and encourage teenage girls everywhere. With popular songs from top Christian artists, this compilation is the perfect soundtrack for her life as she finds her way in the world through faith.
Posted on January 2, 2014 by Family Christian
262 people traveled with us on 20 mission trips.
29,798 child sponsorships through World Vision.
$50,000 raised to aid an orphanage in China.
43 adoptions through our nonprofit ministry.
4 new widow homes built.
8 widow homes restored.
16 fuel efficient wood-burning stoves installed.
33 water purifiers provided.
114,531 Bibles donated to military members and their families.
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Posted on July 1, 2013 by Family Christian
The best-selling New Spirit-Filled Life Bible has already captured the attention of two million readers around the world and can now be purchased in the easy-to-understand New Living Translation. This latest edition of the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible, is published by Thomas Nelson and available now.
Presented in a crisp, new modern packaging, the NLT New Spirit-Filled Life Bible features the popular verse-by-verse study notes written by Editor Dr. Jack Hayford, founding pastor of The Church on the Way, and a team of anointed leaders. A great resource for gaining a deeper understanding of God’s Word, Hayford and his team are thrilled to have these notes now available in the New Living Translation.
“There is a 'breathing' that comes through the New Living Translation which will assist readers in opening them to the essence of the Holy Spirit, actively transmitting the truth and wisdom of God's Word,” shares Dr. Hayford. “With His 'breath' comes understanding that will always relay the life and graces He originally 'breathed' (II Tim. 3:16). Such reading with understanding and receptivity will always help us see Jesus Himself in the Word. I welcome the NLT as a fresh, timely assist to our experiencing Christ revealed in our hearts and minds; increasingly making us “more and more like Him”--transforming of our daily worship and practical living as promised (II Cor. 3:18).”
Compiled for Christians who want a fuller, more in-depth understanding of the Scriptures, the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible follows Dr. Hayford’s balanced biblical teaching and preaching ministry that will encourage daily Bible reading and study. The New Spirit-Filled Life Bible equips Christians through the power of the Word with content such as Kingdom Dynamics, Truth-In-Action charts, annotations that give clear verse-by-verse explanation to thousands of scriptures, Word Wealth, and maps, plus introductions and outlines for every book of the Bible.
“Two decades! That’s how long the Spirit-Filled Life Bible brand has been serving Christians with best-selling Bibles,” said Robert Sanford, Vice President & Associate Publisher at Thomas Nelson. “We’re so pleased, now, to have partnered with our friends at Tyndale House Publishers to bring the New Spirit-Filled Life Bible in the popular New Living Translation.”
The New Spirit-Filled Bible is also available in the NKJV translation, which was recently updated with a fresh, new packaging that complements the look of the NLT.
Posted on May 23, 2013 by Family Christian
Recently, I was exposed to the New Living Chronological Life Application Study Bible. It's certainly not a "new" Bible, but the new is found in how it's arranged. Here are some of the highlights:
- Timeline/header on each page. This allows the reader to see where they are within the context of the whole Bible.
- Notes. Notes about history, context, culture. So much information here that allows the text to come alive.
- Charts. Maps. Diagrams. Illustrations.
- The 30,000 view - a commentary of the whole Bible.
- Application. Thousands of contextual applications. Again, if you are familiar with any Application Bible, this is standard.
If you are looking to go a little deeper in your walk with Christ, I would highly recommend the NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible. You will never run out of applications to be challenged by.
Don't take my word for it, here is what a few of our customers have said about the Bible:
I am new to reading the bible and I found this Life Application bible and I love it. It explains with so much depth! Love that it has a timeline at the top of each page. It's definitely the perfect Bible if you are really wanting to learn and study! Love this!
- Love this Bible! by Kaitlin
I have read with Prayer, the first 200 pages. And, I have read into the New Testament. I must say, this is a gift from God. Thank You whoever all were responsible for listening to God to put this Bible together. Much appreciated.
- NLT Chronological by James
This is a Bible that I would recommend to all my friends and family. It is by far one of the best ones I have come across.
- Best Bible Ever by Drew S.
I have to say, this version of the Bible is fresh and exciting. I have never had a chronological Bible before so this is new to me. I love how this Bible is divided into time eras and within the eras all of the books are in timeline order. This really helps with the OT as well as how the Epistles are intertwined with Acts. The full color photos make it like the NIV Archaeological Study Bible. Full color charts add flavor to the notes. The best part is the Life Application notes as well as Bible character focuses. Wrap that all up in the NLT translation that is easy to read yet maintains integrity to the original Bible text and you have something that is great for today, tomorrow, and years to come.
- Brings the Bible into a great new light by Dave T.
The NLT Chronological Study Bible by Tyndale House Publishing is the most intriguing and compelling Bible release over the past few years as there is truly nothing quite like it. Whether you already own one Bible or have a library of several, this new Bible provides unique resources to the reader that fosters increased engagement, understanding, and perspective. Reading the Bible has never been more illuminating. Enjoy!
- Jim Gager, Senior Buyer of Bibles, Reference, Electronics, & Church Supplies at Family Christian
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