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My Favorite Children’s Story Bible

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If you have small children, it is likely that you have either bought or been given a children’s Bible or two. On one extreme, some of these children’s Bibles are nothing other than the same text as our adult Bibles, just with a child-friendly cover. On the other extreme, some

Do You Want Help Understanding 1-2 Timothy or Titus?

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Good commentaries are a wonderful thing — a great treasure indeed. Whether you need help understanding an obscure historical reference or a hotly debated verse or passage, good commentaries help steer us in the right direction in accurately understanding and applying God’s Word. No matter what book or passage you

What Does the Bible Say about Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage?

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Marriage is important to God. His Word (the Bible) begins with a marriage (Genesis 2:18-25) and ends with a marriage (Revelation 19:7-9). And in the middle of these bookends, the Bible is filled with practical and theological significance and instructions concerning marriage. But we, as sinful humans, have made a

Know Why You Believe

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Why do you believe what you believe? This is a question that all Christians must grapple with at some point in their life. Whether you are a teenager posing questions as you “come of age,” a college student being challenged with a secular worldview for the first time, or an adult

Am I Dating The Wrong Guy?

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If you’re a woman, dating is tough. There’s no other way to say it — Dating is hard work. The awkwardness of being asked out. The forced conversation on the first date. The agony of waiting to be called back because the guy is trying to figure out how

Irenaeus — Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Irenaeus is a name that, unfortunately, few Christians know. And for those who have at least heard the name in passing, even fewer know anything substantial about who he was or why he’s important for Christian history. A New Book Thankfully, Simonetta Carr has written a new book to

What Is My Identity In Christ?

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What is my identity in Christ? This is a common question than many teenagers — especially teenage girls— are wrestling through. Whether it’s insecurity brought on by social media, jealousy because of what all the other girls at school are wearing, or the feeling of not being good enough, pretty

Reformation Women

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With this year celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, there are many, many resources that are coming out about the Reformation. One of these new books takes a bit of a different approach to celebrating this monumental moment in church history by looking at 12 unknown women who were

Revitalize

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I first heard of Andrew Davis about 8 years ago when I stumbled across his guide to extended Scripture memory. I knew very little of him then, but I was greatly helped by this excellent resource. Then, a few years ago, I read Davis’ book on discipleship and sanctification — An Infinite

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

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One of the great temptations in life is to swing the pendulum too far to one side or the other. This can happen in all manners of life, and even in ministry — from theological issues like hyper-Calvinism to practical debates between approaches to preaching, use of application, etc.