Owen Strachan Discusses God’s Grand Design for Manhood & Womanhood on In the Market with Janet Parshall

The Grand DesignWhat does it mean to be male? What about female? What are gender roles? Janet Parshall discusses God’s grand design for manhood and womanhood with special guest Owen Strachan. Listen here: Media Link.

About The Book:
The world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Even the church struggles to understand the meaning of manhood and womanhood. In The Grand Design, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes. In Christ, we have a script for our lives. Doxology, we discover, is in the details.

Praise for The Grand Design:

“We live in an age characterized by confusion on gender and sexuality … Strachan and Peacock have provided a careful and faithful account of Scripture’s vision for sexuality and gender. This book is urgently needed.”
-R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Strachan and Peacock don’t simply defend a view of men and women that is traditional but now counter-cultural. They show it is beautiful.”
-Andy Naselli, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Confusion abounds today on what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Peacock and Strachan put feet on the biblical teaching.”
-Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

About the Authors:

Owen Strachan is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gavin Peacock played for Chelsea Football Club. He is now Director of International Outreach for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, and serves as a pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy:
The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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New From Mez McConnell: God – Is He Out There?

God-Is He Out There?If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what does it have to do with me? If all this is true, now what?

This is the first in a series of short workbooks from the 9 Marks Urban series, which are designed to help you think through some of life’s big questions. It all starts with the most important question of all: God-Is He Out There? The questions that follow all hinge on our answer to that question. If we answer that there is a God, then how can we get to know Him and how should we now live?

Praise for God – Is He Out There?:

“A life committed to following Jesus isn’t easy, so we need all the help we can get! I’m thankful, then, for a resource like this. In God: Is He Out There?, Mez McConnell tackles the difficult – yet central – questions of Christian theology in a way that is accessible, practical, and personal.”
-Jared C. Wilson, Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Managing Editor of For The Church, Midwestern’s site for gospel-centered resources.

God – Is He Out There? is such a practical tool for discipling believers in the basics of the Christian faith … My advice: Grab a copy and walk with a few others believers through it.”
-Robby Gallaty, Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee

Mez McConnellAbout The Author:
Mez McConnell is the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland’s poorest communities. Previously he was a missionary with street kids in Brazil. He is married and has two children.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF
  • Press Releases:  PDF

Where to Buy:
God – Is He Out There? is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Ebooks on Sale Through June 29, 2016

Below is our current selection of ebooks on sale through June 29, 2016.

David Brainerd: A Flame for God by Vance Christie Sale Price: $1.99/£1.39

D.L. Moody: One Devoted Man by Nancy Drummond Sale Price: $1.99/£1.39

A Fistful of Heroes Christians at the forefront of Change Sale Price: $2.99/£2.08

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New from John Perritt: Your Days Are Numbered

Your Days are NumberedWasting time might not seem like a big deal to some, except for the fact that our time really isn’t ours, but God’s. Not only that, but it is a limited resource. You can be the richest person in the world and you still can’t buy more time.

If we want a heart of wisdom, according to the psalmist, we must number our days. Your Days are Numbered takes a biblical look at the way in which we spend our time to cultivate this mind-set of seeing each day as a vital opportunity to live for the glory of God.

Praise for Your Days Are Numbered:

“Of all the gifts God gives to us, few are more precious and few are more fleeting than the gift of time. Your days are numbered and you are responsible to faithfully steward each one of them for the good of others and the glory of God. This book will teach and encourage you to make the most of the time God gives you.”
-Tim Challies, Blogger at www.challies.com


About the Author:

John Perritt is the Youth Director at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He has published articles for The Gospel Coalition and Reformation 21 and occasionally blogs on film and theology at www.reelthinking.us. He and his wife, Ashleigh, have four children.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy: Your Days Are Numbered is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Ebook Sale: May 25 – June 1

Ebook Sale May 25-June 1
Below is our current selection of ebooks on sale through June 1, 2016.

Mary Slessor: A Life on the Altar for God by Bruce McLennan Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

John Calvin: Revolutionary, Theologian, Pastor by Williston Walker Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

Adoniram Judson Devoted for Life Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

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New From Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock – The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them

The Grand DesignThe world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Even the church struggles to understand the meaning of manhood and womanhood. In The Grand Design, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes. In Christ, we have a script for our lives. Doxology, we discover, is in the details.

Praise for The Grand Design:

“We live in an age characterized by confusion on gender and sexuality … Strachan and Peacock have provided a careful and faithful account of Scripture’s vision for sexuality and gender. This book is urgently needed.”
-R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Strachan and Peacock don’t simply defend a view of men and women that is traditional but now counter-cultural. They show it is beautiful.”
-Andy Naselli, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Confusion abounds today on what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Peacock and Strachan put feet on the biblical teaching.”
-Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

About the Authors:

Owen Strachan is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gavin Peacock played for Chelsea Football Club. He is now Director of International Outreach for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, and serves as a pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy:
The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Twila Miles Discusses Whispers of Hope on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio

Listen to a great interview with Christian Focus author Twila Miles on Iron Sharpens Iron RadioCLICK HERE to download the MP3.

About the Book:
Whispers of Hope: Finding Perspective Post Adoption by Twila MilesWhispers of Hope is unique. It does not explain how to adopt a child, nor does it provide a comprehensive method for rearing an adopted child. Instead, this book offers something desperately needed in the adoption community: Hope for adoptive parents who are struggling more than they ever thought possible.

This book gives encouragement, new perspective, and hope through Jesus Christ to the adoptive parents who feel like they are drowning and needing a life-line.

About the Author:
Twila Miles is an adoptive mother, author, and conference speaker. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Raleigh, North Carolina , with their five children. Their oldest child was adopted from Ukraine at the age of twelve. Follow Twila at MilesFamilyFun.blogspot.com and WhisperingGrace.blogspot.com.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

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Where to Buy:
Whispers of Hope: Finding Perspective Post Adoption is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Ebook Sale – May 11-18

Ebook Sale May 11-18
Below is our current selection of ebooks on sale through May 18, 2016.

Spurgeon's Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zack Eswine Sale Price: $1.99/£1.38

John Knox: Fearless Faith by Steven J. Lawson Sale Price: $1.99/£1.38

Unashamed Workmen Sale Price: $3.99/£2.77

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US New Releases – May 2016

Here are all of our May 2016 US new releases at a glance. Click any of the cover images below to learn more.

Christian Focus:

The Grand Design Your Days are Numbered Presbytopia

A Heart Set Free Why Jesus? God-Is He Out There?

Christian Heritage:

Checque Book of the Bank of Faith Journal

Christian Focus 4 Kids:

My 1st Books and More Big Bible Science

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3 Ways the Holy Spirit Works in Us

3 Ways the Holy Spirit Works in Us

1. He works effectively
1 Corinthians 12: 11, ‘All these are the work of one and the same Spirit’. And what He does, He does as God. His work must therefore be effective.

2. He distributes spiritual gifts to everyone just as He determines
He does so in complete freedom and with perfect wisdom. Thus Christians are kept in complete dependence on Him. He distributes as He determines (1 Cor. 12: 7-11) – then who should not be content with his or her share? What claim can anyone lay to those works which He distributes by His own decision?

3. He gives
They ‘began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them’, (Acts 2: 4). He gave the tongues to them, freely, as a gift. He can act freely because in the work of our salvation, the action of one person in the Trinity in no way interferes with the freedom of any other – so the love of the Father in sending the Son is free, and in no way does this sending prejudice the freedom and love of the Son, but He lays down His life freely. In the same way, the redemption of the Son in no way affects the freedom of the Father’s grace in forgiving and accepting us through Christ; and again, the Father and Son’s sending of the Spirit does not detract from the freedom of the Spirit in His operations, but what He gives believers He gives freely. This is because the purpose of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is essentially one and the same, so that in the work of one there is the free participation of all three.

*Excerpted from Living with the Living God by George Smeaton & John Owen (Christian Heritage, 2016).

Where to Buy:
Living with the Living God is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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