REVIEW: Christmas selections to inspire, teach & entertain
Nov 19, 2012
By JONI B. HANNIGAN

The book is sure to be a favorite for every pastor’s library.

“The Reformers viewed the Gospel as not merely one thing among many in the life of a church but rather the means by which the church exists. When the Gospel is rightly declared and applied to God’s people, the church becomes  ‘a creature of the Word,’” reads a description of the book on LifeWay’s website. “She understands, embraces, and lives out the reality of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection in more than her doctrinal statement. The Gospel impacts all the church is and does.”

Available in paperback and e-book, for more information, go to http://www.lifeway.com/Product/creature-of-the-word-p005514775#product_description

In Breakfast with Bonhoeffer: How I learned to Stop Being Religious So I could Follow Jesus, Jon Walker tells an altogether transparent tale of actively living out the Christian life dependent on God’s grace. It’s a book for every believer.

In a spiritual memoir that reads like a novel, but is based on reality, Walker convincingly shares about how God was faithful when he was laid off twice, lost his home and savings, was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder and his wife filed for divorce a few days before his twenty-fourth anniversary.

Walker is the author of Costly Grace, a book Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, has said, “may be one of the most important books publishing during this time of economic uncertainty and world turmoil.”

For more information on the 202-page book, go to www.leafwoodpublishers.com or http://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Bonhoeffer-Learned-Religious-Follow/dp/0891123407.

In his usual no-nonsense way, Michael Catt, whose church operates the film company that produced Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants and more, starts off his new book Upgrade: from Adequacy to Abundancy by asking readers the question, “What’s keeping you from your upgrade?”

Catt, pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., outlines behaviors and mindsets of immature faith, and explains, in an easy-to-read paperback book, how God equips and empowers believers to live the Christ-filled life promised in the Epistles. 

“Catt challenges us to accept the upgrade offered to all Christians—not just an elite few—through the guidance of the Holy Spirit,” reads a description of the book.

For more information, go to: http://www.amazon.com/Upgrade-Adequacy-Abundance-Michael-Catt/dp/1936143216/ref=la_B002B1P7RW_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1351867977&sr=1-7

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