Books on Christian Living

Books on Christian Living

Age of Opportunity - A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens by Paul David Tripp - $15.00
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Tripp doesn't pull any punches in this outstanding book that challenges parents to be more deliberate and intentional about their parenting. The primary emphasis of the book is getting through to parents that raising children is not about how they look, how well they score on some standardized test, or how many touchdowns they score, but ultimately if they have a heart for God. Tripp first deals with the perspective of parents on this issue refocusing them on what is really important, and then he dives in to encourage parents to pursue their teens and accept this stage of parenting as a God-given opportunity instead of dreading it and working to avoid it at all costs. One theme constantly running through Age of Opportunity is the emphasis given to conversation - parents making the effort to talk with their children. This is an outstanding, easy-to-read, biblically sound, challenging and encouraging book.

Shepherding a Child's Heart by Paul David Tripp - $13.00
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This is a great, biblically sound book. Other parenting books are full of tricks. This book is full of the Bible. For those who want to know more about how to train and teach your children through a variety of Biblical practical tools, this book is excellent. It is very insightful and shows a parent how to teach and love their children the right way.

The Peacemaker - A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande - $16.00
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The Peacemaker is a most helpful guide to assist Christians in resolving conflict. It takes an uncommonly Biblical approach, leading one through a process designed to foster reconciliation, to God's glory. One is instructed in ways to "get the log out of your eye"; to "go and show your brother his faults," and to "go and be reconciled." These principles are applied to a variety of situations: third-party conciliation, forgiveness, confession, church discipline, self-examination, conflict assessment, and more. Sande continually reminds his readers that conflict is a great opportunity to see the Gospel lived out in radical ways. This must be the focus of all peacemaking: "whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God" (I Cor. 10:31). Soundly biblical, this book is also practical, without using formulas and is used by Rockbridge Academy at New Teacher Training.

How to Be Free From Bitterness by Jim Wilson - $12.00
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Bitterness is a root that has defiled many. There are, however, biblical principles we can apply to the problem of bitterness. This small booklet contains some of those principles. The book contains a set of several short essays directly or closely related to the theme of bitterness. The first essay is the centerpiece and worth far more than the price of this book. Wilson goes in to a careful analysis of what bitterness is, how to detect it, how it affects us, how the non-Christian world deals with it (ineffectively), and how Christians are to respond. Other essays deal with related topics, especially bitterness toward parents. It is clearly written and gives clear and practical guidance for dealing with bitterness based on Scripture.