Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant

A homecoming I came into the office today to learn about Kara Tippett's passing yesterday.  I knew this day was upon us soon but it still comes as a bit of a shock to the system.  Let me tell you about my author friend, Kara.  And I feel like I can call her friend because I know so much of her story, have seen her heart, and the fact that we tweeted back and forth a bit once means that she knew I existed.  Ha! Kara is one of the sweetest souls.  She is the mama to four "littles" and the … [Read more...]

Killing Christians by Tom Doyle

Testimonies from Persecuted Christians I just read Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It's Not Safe to Believe by Tom Doyle, author of the popular book Dreams and Visions. What a powerful and important book for our current time. In the introduction, Doyle states, Oppressors over the centuries have never recognized that the persecution of Christians is always a failed initiative. It just doesn’t work. To the contrary, killing believers routinely accelerates the spread of the gospel and … [Read more...]

More by Tammie Head

Tired of Striving? In the search for a great new voice in women's resources?  You'll want to check out Tammie Head who just released her first trade book, More: From Messes to Miracles.  Tammie is the author of the popular LifeWay study Duty or Delight: Knowing Where You Stand with God so lots of ladies have been anxiously awainting her first book. Check out this crazy-good endorsement from another popular writer: This young woman is a gift to the body of Christ.  You will love Tammie … [Read more...]

Get to Know Tony Evans

MEet a LifeWay Favorite Call me a book buyer geek but I get excited to see authors who have been writing for many years experience a new level of success with their books.  Dr. Tony Evans is an author who we have seen rapid growth with over the last few years.  It's clear the Lord has given him specific messages for us and that people are eager to see what he has to say on topics ranging from prayer to the state of our country. Dr. Evans is one of today's most respected pastors and has a … [Read more...]

Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner

Timely new release from popular blogger Are you constantly trying to find more hours in the day to get stuff done?  Yes, I'm seeing some hands out there.  Just when I feel like I get a grip on my life, I wake up the next morning to new emails, new to-do's, a car bumper that needs to be fixed because I backed into something (yes, that happened this week), and many other things and that grip I had just 24 hours before has quickly unraveled. Insert Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Sophie Hudson

 Home is Where my people are Many of you follow Sophie Hudson, or Boo Mama, on her blog each week.  Her southern wit and charm comes through with each post.  If you enjoy her blog, you'll definitely want to check out her new book, Home is Where My People Are, which is available now at LifeWay. All roads lead to home. It's easy to go through life believing that we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and … [Read more...]

Counter Culture by David Platt

Now available from David Platt The long awaited day is here!  Counter Culture by David Platt is now available at LifeWay Christian Stores!  Check out the first chapter of the book now! Not only is the book available, but so is a great new Bible study from LifeWay Resources that will be a great tool for your church or small group to go through.  Here's a look at both items as well as a brief video from David: Welcome to the front lines. Everywhere we turn, battle lines are being … [Read more...]

Believe by Randy Frazee

Study 30 of the Bible's Greatest lessons Did you or your church go through the widely popular The Story program over the last few years?  If so, you are familiar with this powerful resource that helps you experience the Bible in new ways.  One of the driving forces behind The Story, Randy Frazee, along with his team have just released Believe, a great next step for you to take.   Grounded in carefully selected scripture—like The Story—Believe is a church-wide spiritual growth experience for … [Read more...]

Counter Culture by David Platt

Upcoming release from new IMB President Seen the news lately?  Picked up a newspaper this week?  Yep.  The world is a crazy, depressed, hate-filled place.  It seems like every day we hear new stories of violence, families breaking apart, thousands of people killed by radical groups, more people falling into poverty, and the list could go on.  As the church, how are we to respond?  Are we even supposed to speak into these turbulent times?  Without a moment of hesitation, the answer is a … [Read more...]

Ordinary by Tony Merida

Ordinary, Effective Ministry Ever find yourself wondering what else you need to do or what else you need to become in order to share the gospel effectively?   I have good news!  Walking with Christ and sharing him with others doesn't have to be complicated.  Pastor Tony Merida has just released his new book Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down.  I'm happy to have Tony here today to remind us that doing common, everyday, ordinary things can effectively impact the world around … [Read more...]