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Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

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Capture the Joy (Cur 248.8 Cap)

Capture the Joy (Cur 248.8 Cap)

Capture the Joy helps you take your faith commitment to the next step. In eight invigorating small-group sessions spiced with laughter, sharing, and prayer, Capture the Joy helps you and your group apply the Biblical and practical aspects of the Christian faith to everyday life, where the real battles are fought and real victories are won. This proven, group-interactive approach will help you grow in love, joy, peace, and fellowship -- the hallmarks of Christianity. Welcome to the Capture the Joy Participant's Guide -- your ticket to some incredibly rewarding items of friendship, growth, and down-to-earth fun. The openness, insights, and laughter you'll share with your fellow group members will forge heartfelt bonds as together you grow in important, practical aspects of the Christian faith. You'll find questions to get you thinking. Self-assessments to get you writing. Insights and words of encouragement to inspire you. Discussion topics to get you communicating on a candid, heart-to-heart level.  An easy-to-follow Leader’s Guide directs you through the eight interactive sessions.

 

Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey (Fic Bro Book 1)

Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey (Fic Bro Book 1)

In the inspiring book Sensible Shoes, Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation: Hannah, a pastor who doesn't realize how exhausted she is. Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester who is haunted by her past. Mara, a woman who has experienced a lifetime of rejection and is now trying to navigate a difficult marriage. Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right. You’re invited to join these four women as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation. Along the way, readers will be taken into a new understanding of key spiritual practices and find tangible support for the deeper life with God. 

Other equally inspiring books by Sharon Brown that are available in your FUMCR Library, include:

--Two Steps Forward, A Story of Persevering in Hope (Fic Bro Book 2)

--Barefoot, a Story of Surrendering to God (Fic Bro Book 3)

  • --An Extra Mile, A Story of Embracing God’s Call (Fic Bro Book 4)

 

Mere Christianity (230 Lew)

Mere Christianity (230 Lew)

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, one of the most important writers of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

 

The Jesus Storybook Bible (J220.95 Lio)

The Jesus Storybook Bible (J220.95 Lio)

 

The multiple award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible tells the story beneath all the stories in the Bible.  It takes the whole Bible to tell this story.  And at the center of the story, there is a baby, the Child upon whom everything would depend.  From Noah to Moses, to King David, every story whispers His name.  Jesus is like the missing piece in a puzzle—the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together.

Beautifully written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and exquisitely illustrated by Jaco, the Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story, too.