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Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity Book Cover Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity
Jeremiah J. Johnston
Bethany House Publishers
December 5, 2017
Hardcover
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Is God Dying?

That's what some people think and want. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren't relevant anymore. But what critics and even many churchgoers don't realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity.

Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus' teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn . . .

  • How Christianity has stood against the evils of slavery (more than once), racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children
  • Why democracy, freedom as a universal value, and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianity
  • How Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, handicapped, marginalized, and dying
  • How people of faith are extending God's kingdom through charities, social justice efforts, mental health initiatives, and other profound ways

This provocative and enlightening book is for anyone concerned about where our world is heading.|

Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, is a New Testament scholar and frequent contributor to national publications and shows, including USA Today, Fox News, CNN, RelevantThe Christian Post, and numerous other media outlets. Known for his unique communication skills and his infectious love for people, Jeremiah ministers internationally in partnership with the Museum of the Bible and is president of the Christian Thinkers Society, a resident institute at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as Associate Professor of Early Christianity. He is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions. Jeremiah and his family live in Houston. Learn more at ChristianThinkers.com.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity by Jeremiah J. Johnston (Bethany House Publishers, 2017).

“The references to primary sources make this book a keeper… Also noteworthy are the endnotes. Johnston refers to scholarly sources for those who wish to inquire further. His book is well-researched.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“…an excellent and entertaining read. There was much that I enjoyed in this book and many portions made credible connections that I have not seen before.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 4 Stars

“I encourage my readers to read this book and chew on this one question: what would life be like without Christianity? Unimaginable, indeed.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Stansberry
Rating: 4 Stars

“I believe it’s a must have for your library.”
Reviewer: Rosemary Swinehart
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a phenomenal mix of history and theology. I don’t save too many books to go on my shelf, but this one made the cut.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 5 Stars

“Johnston makes a very compelling case for Christianity’s many positive contributions to world history. Critics opposed to Christianity will be hard-pressed to deny the impact Jesus Christ and His followers have made on the world. Very readable and smoothly flows from chapter to chapter. Will be an excellent reference for future messages.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an encouraging read that exudes hope for those who think that the decaying of the world means doom for believers. What if it were the opposite? Give this book a read & see what God has been doing since the work of redemption began in the Garden.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 4 Stars

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Sometimes we have important things to say to other Christians, but if we deliver our message ungraciously, they won’t benefit from it. Author John Crotts points out that God cares about how we say what we say: “It is not enough always to say the truth; you must also say the truth in love.” In Graciousness, the author addresses Christians who are zealous for God’s truth yet struggle to communicate it graciously— in a loving way. Filled with practical instruction and wise insights, this book includes a biblical description of graciousness, with a look at positive examples and commands from the Bible and methods for cultivating graciousness in various areas of the Christian life. Be equipped to speak the truth in love!

Praise for Graciousness:

“Truth matters. But as the apostle Paul wrote, we must always speak the truth ‘in love.’ For the Christian, our demeanor is just as important as our words. John Crotts helpfully reminds us that graciousness is at the very heart of the Christian life and is essential to the health of the church. Graciousness is an articulate, biblical, and pastoral reflection on graciousness and how God’s people can cultivate this character in their life. Crotts’s message is urgently needed in the church and deserves careful consideration by any disciple who treasures the grace of God.”
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and author of We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong

“There is a well of wisdom in this book on how to adorn your commitment to the truth with love, humility, and graciousness. Read this book and then give it away.”
—Stephen J. Nichols, president, Reformation Bible College, and chief academic officer, Ligonier Ministries

“John Crotts has written a remarkable book about an unremarkable topic—graciousness. There is more here than appropriate exhortations to gracious conduct. Crotts diagnoses the disease of ungraciousness and applies the strong medicine of heart examination, repentance, and full embrace of the gospel. Then he leads the reader into deeper insight into graciousness in our speech, our actions, and the communities we develop. Read this book; let it read you.”
—Tedd Tripp, pastor, author, and conference speaker

John CrottsAbout the author: John Crotts is the pastor of Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia. The Lord has blessed John and his wife, Lynn, with three daughters and a son: Charissa, Danielle, Chloe, and Josiah.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Reformation Heritage Books
  • ISBN:  9781601785862
  • Page Count:  152 Pages

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  • Tour Dates: February 5-11, 2018
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only) and ebook
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Healthy Living Handbook by Laura Harris SmithSimple, Everyday Ways to Lifelong Health for Your Body, Mind and Spirit

Going beyond complicated diets and exercise routines, spiritual wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith gives you easy, practical, real-life ways to live well–and to live better–emotionally, physically and spiritually. Discover simple course corrections that will bring you the peace, rest, energy, connection and clarity you’ve longed for. When you live from a place of true health, you will live longer, engage more fully and love more deeply.

Also included inside!

  • How to treat the top 50 common ailments with essential oils
  • 3 FREE Laura Harris Smith ebooks
  • The “7 Warning Signs of a Dangerous Relationship” quiz
  • The 10 Healing Commandments and healing prayers
  • Laura’s “5 to thrive” pillars of health list
  • And more!

Praise for The Healthy Living Handbook:

“Very doable ways to gain a healthier spirit, mind and body. Laura’s expertise will have you feeling like an expert as well.”
-Jean Driscoll, U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame athlete; eight-time Boston Marathon champion

“Laura has proven it is easy and possible to have peace, rest, energy and clarity when you are naturally supernatural!”
-Sid Roth, host, It’s Supernatural!

“Absolutely superb. It is both inspirational and informational–a must-read for anyone looking to enrich their whole being!”
-Elisa Sharps, N.D., executive director, International Institute of Original Medicine

“Laura challenges and inspires with a practical and attainable formula for Spirit-filled living and a healthier existence.”
-Debra Fraser, president and CEO, Total Living International

“Well-balanced insights and practical suggestions about how we can cooperate with our heavenly Father as He transforms our lives.”
-Kenneth C. Parsons, M.D.

Laura Harris SmithAbout the Author:  Laura Harris Smith is a certified nutritional counselor, playwright, poet, actress and media dynamo. She and her husband, Chris, who have six children, founded and pastor Eastgate Creative Christian Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. Find out more at LauraHarrisSmith.com.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800797881
  • Page Count:  256 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 29 – February 4, 2018
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing The Healthy Living Handook. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Live Like Jesus. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

What if that restlessness deep in your soul is really the Holy Spirit nudging you to a bigger, more vibrant life?

Be gut-wrenchingly honest: Is your relationship with God real and personal and exciting? Do you long for the life of faith you read about in the Bible, but just can’t seem to make your reality match?

Digging deep into the layered truths the apostle Paul shared with the church in Rome, pastor and teacher Putty Putman reveals an astounding new perspective on a Gospel that is bigger and more sensational than you ever realized. A thrilling life of impact, adventure, blessing and true freedom awaits you. Here is everything you need to live a life connected to and empowered by a God who is, and does, more than you ever imagined–to live like Jesus every day of your life.

Praise for Live Like Jesus:

“An amazing book.”
-Dr. Randy Clark, Apostolic Network of Global Awakening

“The Holy Spirit has trusted Putty with some powerful truths that will inspire, challenge and excite you to Live Like Jesus!”
-Dianne Leman, senior pastor, Vineyard Church of Central Illinois

“Putty unearths the real meaning of the normal Christian life and teaches us how to walk in our divine mandate as world-changers and history-makers.”
-Kris Vallotton, senior associate leader, Bethel Church, Redding, CA

“This book is a guide for you to take your desire and move into your destiny.”
-Leif Hetland, president, Global Mission Awareness

Putty PutmanAbout the Author: Putty Putman, Ph.D., is the founding director of the School of Kingdom Ministry in Urbana, Illinois. He also serves in leadership roles on both the preaching and the executive teams at the Vineyard Church of Central Illinois. He lives with his wife, Brittany, and three children in Champaign. Learn more at SchoolOfKingdomMinistry.org.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN:  9780800798529
  • Page Count:  208 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 22-28, 2018
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Live Like Jesus. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

 

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Unimaginable. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Is God Dying?

That’s what some people think and want. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren’t relevant anymore. But what critics and even many churchgoers don’t realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity.

Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus’ teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn . . .

  • How Christianity has stood against the evils of slavery (more than once), racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children
  • Why democracy, freedom as a universal value, and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianity
  • How Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, handicapped, marginalized, and dying
  • How people of faith are extending God’s kingdom through charities, social justice efforts, mental health initiatives, and other profound ways

This provocative and enlightening book is for anyone concerned about where our world is heading.

Praise for Unimaginable:

“Sweeping in scope and teeming with insights, this creative and compelling book shows us the horror of a world without Christianity. An eye-opening work that should be read with pen in hand to mark points to remember. Truly powerful and persuasive.”
-Lee Strobel, bestselling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith

“Much of the way we interpret reality is determined by how we view the world, and the Christian worldview has shaped millions of lives across the globe. If you want to make the case for what you believe as a Christian, or simply want to investigate the truth for yourself, this book will help you in a new and meaningful way.”
-J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and author of Cold-Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith

“With scholarly research and imaginative flair, Jeremiah Johnston asks us to consider the unimaginable: What if Christianity had not won the war of competing ideologies? What if it were not to continue as a world-changing influence? This insightful book will help you to understand why Christianity makes sense for us and the world we live in.”
-Justin Brierley, presenter of the Unbelievable radio show and podcast and Senior Editor of Premier Christianity magazine

Jeremiah Johnston

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About the Author: Jeremiah J. Johnston, PhD, is a New Testament scholar and frequent contributor to national publications and shows, including USA Today, Fox News, CNN, Relevant, The Christian Post, and numerous other media outlets. Known for his unique communication skills and his infectious love for people, Jeremiah ministers internationally in partnership with the Museum of the Bible and is president of the Christian Thinkers Society, a resident institute at Houston Baptist University, where he serves as Associate Professor of Early Christianity. He is the author of Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions. Jeremiah and his family live in Houston. Learn more at ChristianThinkers.com.

Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Bethany House Publishers
  • ISBN:  9780764230813
  • Page Count:  240 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: January 15-21, 2018
  • Available Formats: Hardcover (Continental US Only), ebook via NetGalley
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Thank you for your interest in reviewing Unimaginable. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.