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Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel Book Cover Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel
Stanley D. Gale
Reformation Heritage Books
November 25, 2016
120

Product Description

If you are a Christian, you have personally experienced the joy of sins forgiven and reconciliation with God. Forgiveness, writes Stanley Gale, “is a divine accomplishment to be savored and offered to others.” Forgiveness is the most basic of Christian graces, yet the topic raises many questions, including these:

  • Is it biblical to “forgive and forget”?
  • Why do we need to confess our sins if they are already forgiven?
  • How do we actually go about forgiving someone?
  • Does the Bible give a place to forgiving ourselves?
  • What does life look like after forgiveness?

In Finding Forgiveness, you will discover practical answers to these questions and many others. With pastoral warmth, the author will help you see how the awe of the gospel dawns anew for those who apply forgiveness and experience the healing of a burdened spirit or broken relationship.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Finding Forgiveness: Discovering the Healing Power of the Gospel by Stanley D. Gale (Reformation Heritage Books, 2016)

“This book stands out in how the author is able to draw out the principals of forgiveness clearly and concisely while also addressing important misconceptions that have crept into the church. This book would help anyone seeking to understand what biblical forgiveness is.”
Reviewer: Steve Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

Finding Forgiveness is a Christ centered, Gospel saturated, enduring call …the enduring call to love God and love others as He has loved us.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is one of those that packs a punch of gospel truth despite it not being a big one. Gale writes with clarity and as one who has experienced the forgiveness of God, which all in Christ have done so. I am delighted to recommend Finding Forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“For readers interested in studying the complicated subject of forgiveness, this book provides valuable insight, with the scriptures to back up the author’s writing.”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 3 Stars

“I applaud Gale for the wrestling with issues that he does do in this book, as well as the helpful insights that he presents…”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a journey of awakening not only waking us up to the fact that it is imperative to forgive but shows us how to get on the right path to forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book for anyone looking to understand biblical forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Anne Pendleton
Rating: 4 Stars

“Are you having difficulty with forgiveness? This book is a timely, helpful, uplifting and encouraging read.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a book which not only teaches you what forgiveness is but also challenges you to actually live it out.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“…skillfully handles an important subject in a very understandable manner.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand how the Gospel allows us to find forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Gregory Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

Finding Forgiveness helps the believer understand his/her own forgiveness rooted in the gospel and understand how and why we forgive others.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this book to anyone who may have a hard time forgiving themselves or others, and wants to be obedient to God in the process.”
Reviewer: Tom Meiers
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this to those that want to study and go in depth about forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a wonderful primer on forgiveness, how to understand it, and how to have it be a part of our Christians character. I recommended it to everyone who will read – there is too much confusion on the subject of forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 5 Stars

“A great book for anyone. Whether you think you’ve “conquered” forgiveness or not, I bet you’ll be surprised to learn some things you might still need to overcome.”
Reviewer: Sundi Jo Graham
Rating: 4 Stars

Finding Forgiveness would be an exceptional discipleship tool or even for a special emphasis Sunday School study resource.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Mcllwain
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found Gale’s writing to be clear, concise and overall a very helpful book on the topic of forgiveness. This is certainly a book that would be a great resource for pastors and others who give counsel to have readily available to give to people who are struggling with understanding biblical forgiveness.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a good read. I have many highlights that have provoked some future sermons.”
Reviewer: Bledar Valca
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found this book to be first theological in nature, as it relates to God’s character and the manner in which He addresses people. But because God is love & love is an action, this book becomes practical in nature.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Gale brings a writers eye and a Pastor’s heart to the subject and I’m confident that many will find his reflections on the subject of forgiveness to be of help.”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Finding Forgiveness 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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Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta
Thank you for your interest in reviewing Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Skinny-armed toddlers with wide, hungry eyes and bloated bellies watched us beneath thatched eaves, a black string around their waists and heavy mascara smeared around their eyes to fend off the demons. Their rescue and freedom were why I had come. But now that I was here, what was I, one small woman, to do in the face of overwhelming poverty and evil?

From the beautiful Himalayas to the mighty Ganges River of northern India, a soul-stealing spiritual darkness ravages the land. More than 35 million children are orphaned and destitute. Over 25,000 girls are abducted annually for sex trafficking. Dictators and loan sharks force millions into physical slavery while witch doctors and centuries old idol worship imprison even more in spiritual bondage.

God’s heart breaks for them. And in His great mercy, He called one unlikely young woman to shine His light in this dark place.

With warmth and disarming honesty, Leanna Cinquanta shares the rigors, heartaches and miraculous experiences of living hand-in-hand with God, invading the blackness and liberating His treasures. You will be amazed and encouraged at how the supernatural love of Jesus can transform not just one heart, but the hearts of a nation.

Praise for Treasures in Dark Places:

“Do you ever get tired of mundane, lifeless ‘Churchianity’ and long for the God of the Bible to burst out of man-made boxes and into action? If so, wait no longer. Leanna Cinquanta has experienced the compassion and power of God at work today and has captured some of those stunning stories in her book. Your heart will burn and your faith will be activated as she takes you on her journey of mystery and revelation, trial and triumph.”
-James W. Goll, bestselling author; founder, God Encounters

“Dr. Leanna Cinquanta is a spiritual daughter of mine, and I could not be more excited about what God is doing through her to spread the Gospel and rescue the broken in the nation of India. There are few more qualified than Leanna to write a book about treading fearlessly into the forgotten and dark places of the earth to reveal the light and hope of Jesus and pull out the gold in those trapped in a hopeless existence.

Treasures in Dark Places
is compelling, heart-wrenching and beautifully written. Leanna reminds us that the need in the earth may be great, but our God is so much greater. By reading Leanna’s call into ministry, her commissioning into the harvest field and ultimately her inspiring impact and transformative work in the nation of India, your faith will be awakened that you, too, are able to pierce darkness in the face of human tragedy–as 1 John 5:4 assures us, ‘Everyone born of God overcomes the world.'”
-Dr. Ché Ahn, founding pastor, HROCK Church, Pasadena, California; president, Harvest International Ministry; international chancellor, Wagner Leadership Institute

Leanna CinquantaAbout the Author:  Leanna Cinquanta (PhD, Regent University) is the founder of TellAsia Ministries and part of an international apostolic team. Through her influence, more than 10,000 churches have been planted in an area that was only 5 percent Christian. When not in India, she travels and speaks publicly, mobilizing others to invade dark places with God’s love and liberty.

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Book Information:

  • Publisher:  Chosen Books
  • ISBN: 9780800798161
  • Page Count:  256 Pages

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  February 20-26, 2017
  • 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 Treasures in Dark Places by Leanna Cinquanta. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.

Martin Luther Book Cover Martin Luther
Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Simonetta Carr
Biography
Reformation Heritage Books
October 25, 2016
Hardcover
32

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote ninety-five questions, hoping to start a discussion about sin and repentance at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. In a few months those questions had stirred the nation; a few years later, the continent. Today we know that those questions changed the course of both the Western church and world history. In this volume for children, Simonetta Carr tells the compelling story of this father of the Protestant Reformation, tracing his quest for peace with God, his lifelong heroic stand for God’s truth, and his family life and numerous accomplishments. The Reformer’s greatest accomplishment, she writes, “has been his uncompromising emphasis on the free promise of the gospel.”

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Simonetta Carr’s new book Martin Luther from the amazing Christian Biographies for Young Readers series.

“Simonetta’s books are so well crafted that it’s delightful to simply hold them and explore the texture and artistry within and without. Still, it is what Simonetta has captured amongst her precise and enlightening writing that is fascinating for all ages.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 5 Stars

“All in all, I really liked this book. I really appreciated that she does not make Luther come across as a hero to be worshiped but rather as a man, saved by God’s grace and not his own merit, who was used by God to bring people to a correct knowledge of the Gospel and to point them to the Word of God as the only authority.”
Reviewer: Sarah Lambert
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta Carr’s Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Martin Luther is an excellent resource for teaching children about a key contributor of the Protestant Reformation and is a great conversation starter on what is truly means to be a Christian, justified by faith in Christ alone.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“We are told our stories matter. Yet so often, it is the current day stories we share, forgetting to delve back into our history. Our church history is particularly important to share for it is the way by which our our children learn about heroes of the faith and hold onto biblical truths. Simonetta Carr writes about such heroes in a way that is sure to draw in, and keep, the attention of children…. This is a hard covered book with pages beautifully printed making this a wonderful book to gift to any child or school library.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you know absolutely nothing about Luther and this is your first introduction, or whether this is the tenth book you’ve read on the man and it simply serves as a reminder in a beautifully illustrated way for you to teach your children or others about him… I would encourage you to get yourself a copy of this book, as well as the other 10 volumes in the series. You won’t be disappointed.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“For a 64-page children’s biography, the detail is excellent and, more importantly, accurate… In all, I highly recommend not only Martin Luther but the entire series.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 5 Stars

“I enjoy this book’s approach to exploring both well- and lesser-known information about Luther and his story. I’m delighted to add Martin Luther to our collection of Christian Biographies for Young Readers.”
Reviewer: Ann Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“I’ve reviewed some of the biographies in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series, and this is another great addition. These books make important figures in church history very accessible to young readers. I also appreciate the author’s honesty about their failings, such as Luther’s anti-semitic writings, briefly mentioned in “Did You Know?”. We should honor the saints of old but recognize that they were fallible human beings in need of a Savior, too… I highly recommend Martin Luther and the whole series.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

“These biographies are wonderfully done. I have had the opportunity to review two prior to this one and as usual, they do not disappoint! They are filled with just enough information to promote a good biographical sketch for the young reader.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“Long after my grandchildren are grown, I’ll still be reading this series of Christian Biographies For Young Readers… a good addition to any homeschooler’s library.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta Carr’s series of biographies is a hard set to define. The books are aimed at children, but they are informative and utterly unique… Grab this one, or any of them, and you will be greatly pleased.
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“Whether you are looking for a gift for a child, seeking a volume for homeschool history, or simply building your library, this volume is worth purchasing. It is historically accurate, delightfully illustrated, with an appropriately critical tone. It represents both a celebration of the recovery of the gospel with a recognition of the pervasiveness of human sin, even among our heroes. Reformation Heritage Books should be applauded for continuing the series and publishing excellent children’s volumes like this one.”
Reviewer: Andrew Spencer
Rating: 5 Stars

“I wish I had read more biographies when I was a kid. Actually, I wish I had read more, period. As a Christian parent, I want my kids to learn about my faith, and I pray that one day they will embrace it as their own. By sharing these biographies with them, they learn not only from my example, but from the examples of believers throughout history.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“In short with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation quickly approaching, there is no better book out there to introduce children to Martin Luther, a crucial figure not just in the history of the church, but in world history as well.”
Reviewer: Steve Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“As we look toward celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, this book provides a great launching point. I recommend this book as a great addition to the reading libraries of families, churches, and schools alike.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

” I implore you, dear readers, buy this and all books in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Give your children the gift of a life well lived.”
Reviewer: Cheryl Stansberry
Rating: 5 Stars

“Children deserve to be exposed to the idea that people can be admirable in some respects but not in others.) Young female readers will appreciate Carr’s explanations of how much Luther came to love and depend on his wife Katie, and what a strong woman she was in her own right. My daughter and I give Carr’s Martin Luther five stars!”
Reviewer: Emily Varner
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book (on Martin Luther) is another in Simonetta Carr’s carefully researched, well vetted / written / produced series “Christian Biographies for Young Readers”. It displays the same meticulous research, helpful photos and drawings, and excellent production values found in the other volumes of this series.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“Soul work begins with the faith that Martin Luther came to know, as revealed in Scripture alone, and this book does a masterful job of introducing him.”
Reviewer: Joshua Waulk
Rating: 5 Stars

“Carr humanizes Martin Luther… His life was a large and dramatic one. It is easy to forget that in the midst of that he was a father, husband, and teacher. Simonetta Carr brings that Luther to life.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan
Rating: 5 Stars

“One of the things that most surprised and delighted me about the book was how many facts and tid-bits were new to me… She managed to write a book that is both accessible to new readers and engaging for those who are already familiar with her subject. I give this book high marks on all counts and now I’m itching to get my hands on the rest of the series!”
Reviewer: Ben Franks
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great book for both children and parents alike. It’s accurate, reliable and interesting. This is a great tool not only to introduce your child to Church History but also provides teachable moments to have meaningful conversations about the gospel and theology… This would be great to read next Reformation Day in October, but might also make a spectacular Christmas gift next week!”
Reviewer: Kevin Thompson
Rating: 5 Stars

Martin Luther by Simonetta Carr is the perfect combination of biography, history, heritage, and good art. This is a book that I would definitely recommend for children. It would compliment a homeschooling history curriculum quite nicely or work as a nice gift for children who appreciate a well written and well illustrated book. I would also recommend this book as a nice addition to any church library that wants to add a section helping children to better understand the Protestant heritage.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

Martin Luther is an engaging biography that is sure to encourage many as they rejoice in the Biblical truth that Luther discovered… I pray that the faith of all who read this book will be strengthened as they, like Luther, rest in the salvation that comes through Christ’s perfect life and death in our place.”
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hankins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I hope that this work goes forward and makes an impact in the lives of the young people who read it… I gladly give this work 5 out of 5 stars. If you know nothing about Martin Luther and would like the “Cliff Notes” version check this work out.”
Reviewer: Paul Horne
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta has done a great job bringing Luther to life and I was so appreciative that the great Reformation narrative at the center of Luther’s life wasn’t lost here. To see this tormented monk transformed by the good news of the Gospel and to see him stand firm to reform the Church was exciting to read, and exciting to share with my children. As we read this book, my children could clearly see the need for reformation, and could clearly appreciate that it was God who brought “darkness out of light.””
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“What a gift Carr has given parents in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers. This series is invaluable for parents who wish to teach their children about these great men and women of God who have shaped the spread of the gospel across the years.”
Reviewer: Jennifer Mcllwain
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a valuable tool for use in introducing children to a deeper knowledge of Christian heritage”
Reviewer: Becky Miller
Rating: 5 Stars

“I am always on the look out for well written biographies for my children and this volume on Martin Luther, and the entire series, is one that I have come to trust and love. Whole families will benefit from reading the biography on Luther together. I highly recommend this book along with the entire series.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book to be very enjoyable and worthwhile because of what I learned about Luther that I did not already know. The benefits of these young reader editions is that the author & editor leave no page unturned in the biographies of these spiritual giants.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Luther’s story is a compelling one, and Simonetta Carr has done an admirable job of presenting it to older children. The illustrations are very strong in this book…”
Reviewer: James Korsmo
Rating: 4 Stars

Where to Buy:
Martin Luther 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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Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians Book Cover Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians
Brian G. Hedges
Shepherd Press
September 30, 2016
176

A thousand schemes and to-do lists may threaten to enslave you, but Christ died to free you from them, and he is enough.

Paul’s letter to the Colossians is short, but it delivers a roundhouse kick to religion as it reveals the complete and inexhaustible sufficiency of Jesus Christ. Jesus really is everything we need! Paul reveled in the good news that had captured his heart. He never got over it and never moved beyond it. He knew that no one could advance beyond the essential message of the crucified, risen, and exalted Christ. And he didn’t want anyone to retreat from it.

Who should read this book?

  • Pastors, seminary students, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders who want a Christ-focused, gospel-rich study of Colossians
  • Anyone weary of the hard yoke of legalism or the empty promises of man-made religion
  • Anyone thirsty for the simple, life-transforming truth that all we need is found in Christ alone

This week the Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians by Brian G. Hedges.

“This is a great commentary on Colossians. I truly hope Brian Hedges tackles other Pauline texts as I truly enjoyed his exegesis of the text. He has provided the perfect balance of devotional thoughts and sound theological insight. If you are searching for a commentary on the book of Colossians, I highly recommend you look no further than Brian Hedges’ excellent effort. You will not be disappointed and you will most importantly grow in your knowledge of how Christ is truly all sufficient.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Brian Hedges’ book gives the reader an excellent look into some of the deeper, richer meanings of what the Spirit spoke through the apostle.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars

“Hedges commentary is very readable… It is a commentary I find very commendable.”
Reviewer: Peter Butler, Jr.
Rating: 4 Stars

“Hedges leaves no room for formulaic approaches or legalistic methodologies for sanctification. The gospel, from start to finish, is an integral component of Hedges’ understanding of the Christian life and that shines through his writing in every respect.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

Christ All Sufficient is an exposition on the book of Colossians. It would be a great resource for the next time I read through the book of Colossians – to have it side by side and consider what another author thought and wrote.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 4 Stars

“I believe there is a great need for more resources like the one Hedges has provided here. There is in this exposition a laser focus on the text, which as I noted is rare to find in commentaries.”
Reviewer: Steven Dresen
Rating: 5 Stars

“He has accomplished what he set out to do in his exposition of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

Christ All Sufficient provides clarity on the meaning of Colossians, but goes even further by providing challenging application, as well. This makes the book more than a resource for teachers of the Word, but not less than that. ”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

“What I enjoyed most about Christ All Sufficient was Hedges’ balance of presenting the great commentary while remaining relatable and easy-to-understand. This is not a commentary meant only for theologians or pastors who are well steeped in systematic theology. Hedges does an excellent job of discussing relevant theological issues such as the Colossian heresy concisely and wisely for the reader who has not received training or done in-depth study on New Testament or historical theology. He is very thorough in taking each phrase of each verse and presenting readers with relevant instruction and explanation.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend Christ All Sufficient as a resource for studying the book of Colossians. Whether you are preparing for a sermon series, Sunday School class, small group, or personal study Christ All Sufficient is a great resource.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 5 Stars

“I really enjoyed this commentary. I know when I read through Colossians again, I will consider reading this book along with it.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pastors will find this a good addition to their libraries because it will offer a practical balance to technical, scholarly works. I personally benefited from it and wish I had it in my library while I was preaching through the book of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Bill Mazey
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you are looking for a highly readable and theologically rich commentary on Colossians, Christ All Sufficient is definitely worth a look. ”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

” This would be the perfect gift for a seminary student. It does teach you a great deal about the text, in a clear and simple format and it isn’t heavily involved. It is concise, straight forward and to the point.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a pleasure, and it is a pleasure to be savored.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“I have read Hedges before and like his earlier works this one does not disappoint. I can’t wait to reread this with a few other commentaries as I work through Paul’s letter to the Colossians in my long-term study time. Thank you for a great book.”
Reviewer: Jon Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“In about 156 pages, it is rich piece of literature – one that reminds us to rejoice in our gift of salvation, and challenges us to be fruitful, growing and serving as light-bearers of Christ in this world.”
Reviewer: Krista Rodriguez
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simply put, if you are looking for a tool that is both theological and practical for your Bible study, consider picking up Christ All Sufficient by Brian G. Hedges.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

“I would recommend this to those that want to study Colossians, bible study, book groups and those that are in missions work or the ministry.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is very readable, from a decidedly evangelical viewpoint, and will be a very helpful aid for future lesson and messages from the Book of Colossians.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering preaching or teaching through Colossians. Even if you’re just planning on reading through the letter, Hedges book will bring out great insights you probably would have missed without doing an in-depth study.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“You’ll find this to be a joy to read & study as you walk through Colossians for devotion or for teaching. Let’s hope there is more to come from Brian Hedges in regards to commentaries.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“This commentary would be a very helpful addition to the library of any preacher, Bible teacher or diligent student of the Bible.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Christ All Sufficient 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:

Christ All Sufficient: An Exposition of Colossians by Brian G. Hedges Buy Now:

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experienc Book Cover The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experienc
Jeremy Pierre
New Growth Press
October 3, 2016
288

Our approach to counseling and personal ministry is often lopsided—we treat people as minds to be taught or problems to be fixed, moving too quickly toward applying biblical solutions without taking the time to love people well and understand their experiences and hurts.

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life provides a comprehensive view of how the heart works and how Christ redeems it. Pierre’s faith-centered understanding of people combines with a Word-centered methodology to give readers a practical way to help others better understand their tough experiences and who they are in light of who Jesus is. Pierre guides readers through four key activities—reading, reflecting, relating, and renewing—that will consistently position them to understand everyday human experiences in light of Scripture.

Pierre exposes the false dichotomy between the spiritual and seemingly unspiritual parts of the human experience, showing how every thought, feeling, and choice actually expresses the spiritual activity of the heart. He shows how faith in Christ is the means by which the heart begins to respond differently. Faith is not only the entry point for heart change, but also an expression of our everyday, ongoing need for Christ.

Pierre’s holistic view of counseling—forged by his experiences as a counselor, pastor, and seminary professor—equips readers to understand how everyday beliefs, desires, and commitments shape how we respond to life’s biggest struggles and how an active relationship of trust in God is the foundation for lifelong change.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience by Jeremy Pierre (New Growth Press, 2016).

“I really enjoyed the reading of this book. I don’t think that I realized how often my responses to myself and to others are shaped by something that doesn’t have anything to do with the actual interaction that I’ve just had. Instead, my beliefs and feelings are always shaping my heart’s response, and those that I interact with are not always able to see why I have reacted in a way that seems to be unhelpful, overblown or simply wrong.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life, is a book that can show us how to get back to the basics on just loving on others. The simplicity of it is actually the meat of the whole operation. A great book for beginners in ministry as well as long time veterans that need a fresh approach.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is about the desires of the heart and how they can lead to problems in life. The book offers guidance about how one can counsel someone else and help that person to identify and apply Christ-centered solutions… Pierre is clear that this is a process and that many people do not do it perfectly.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“The book is very readable and contains many helpful insights. Will be a good reference for future use.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is good for pastors who want to understand more of how to help people in their daily walk with Jesus as well in times of trouble. This would also be a good book for every member to read with others to understand the theology of the human experience.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you want to address a vital part of biblical counseling, the human heart, aside from certain Puritans I can’t think of a better book to pick up. As a disclaimer I will add I was a member of Clifton Baptist Church where Jeremy Pierre serves as an elder and developed a great deal of respect for him, he exemplifies what he teaches in this work.”
Reviewer: Steven Dressen
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life to present a strong, biblical perspective on common struggles, along with very practical helps in working through these struggles. It’s not a quick read, but worthy of chewing on as you go. This book will be helpful for pastors, counselors, and believers who simply want to work out their own salvation (Phil 2:12) and walk side-by-side with others in this same pursuit.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 5 Stars

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only was it a good introduction to the human interaction aspect of counseling, but it was also a great resource for looking into my own heart on a daily basis. As a natural thinker, I am wired to reject the emotional aspects of my heart to the extent that I fail to notice the impact my emotions have on my thinking and my actions. I am thankful for this excellent work by Dr. Pierre and look forward to using this as an essential tool in my biblical counseling ministry.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is an excellent biblically based resource for pastors, ministers, and counselors who desire to serve their parishioners and clients well. It is a great side table guide to better understand how the gospel applies to the dynamic heart of people in every day life.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 4 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is an excellent book on understanding the human heart, how the heart responds to it’s surroundings and how one should counsel others. I am very thankful for this book and it will certainly be a book that I reference in the future.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book has helped me to see more clearly the nature and causes of inner conflict that I often experience due to conscience and the dynamic interplay between what I know, what I actually love (tainted by sin) and what I want to do because of circumstances or desire to please others. Because this is often complicated, the framework and the suggested questions in the third section helped me sort out the reasons for my response in certain troubling situations and thereby helped me to pursue the right remedy for a more Godly response.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pierre equips counselors, pastors, and caretakers by clearly explaining the points he makes, by taking seriously the complexity of the subject, and by teaching a comprehensive understanding of the heart. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any Christian who desires to be equipped in caring and counseling by grasping the complexities of the dynamic heart.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“…you should get a copy of this book. It will help if you are a minister and will help all Christians understand what God has revealed about those created in His image, in His word.”
Reviewer: Ben Wilson
Rating: 5 Stars

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life is one of those books you will want to read more than once and study for better understanding both of your own walk with Christ and how to guide others in your sphere of influence. I would suggest it for pastors, counselors, women’s ministry leaders, older women who mentor younger women, and parents.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“You’ll find deep tones of education, research but also practicality for the purpose of applying the book’s principles to your life. Pierre has furnished a solid book that will be a tool for the days to come as we seek to lead people to God.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“Pierre’s call is for counselors to dig deep and help counselees not only gain an understanding of how their outside influences affect their lives but respond rightly to them and not allow them to lead away from biblical living.”
Reviewer: Joe Westbrook
Rating: 4 Stars

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